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Another Tale About the Gua
temala-Mexico War
Report Tbat the Solons Will Act in
the Matter
War, According to the Story, Is to Be Declared
Againat the Sister Republic—An
s' Interview With Romero
WASHINGTON, March 20.—The state
merit was published in a local papei to
day that tho Mexican Congress would de
clare war on Guatemala as soon as tho
Congress assembled, next month, and an
account Ol the reasons therefor was given.
When the article was shown to the Gua
temalan Minister. Lasso Arriaga, with the
request thut he state tho actual condition
of the Guatemalan-Mexican affairs, he
"Tliis article contains several incorrect
affirmations. It is not true that the Gua
temalan authorities invaded Mexican ter
( ritory, for the simple reason that we do
not like to offend any other nation. It is
not true that the responsibility of the de
lay in the survey of the boundary line
rests upon Guatemala, because the Guate
mala boundary commission of engineers
has worked always ahead of the Mexican
j commission during the last eight years.
It is not true that tho Guatemalan Gov
ernment has received a large revenue for
concessions to cut timber; this concession
' was almost invariably made in favor of
Mexican citizens, and the revenue re
ceived from this source is almost insig
i ni Meant.
"As far as I am concerned," continued
he, "I do not see tho reason why a peace
ful settlement of the pending difficulties
might not be arranged."
Senor Komero, the Mexican Minister,
today said regarding the Guatemalan
| i Mexican dispute:
"Mexico and Guatemala agree that the
boundary treaty of 1882 is binding on both
countries, and there is, therefore, no need
of any new convention, as has been sug
gested. In fact, Guatemala has not even
intimated the convenience of any such
"There is no difference of opinion be
tween the two governments about the con
struction of the boundary treaty in so far
1 as the boundary line is concerned, and,
therefore, no need of an arbitration for
that purpose.
"The pending question between Mexico
and Guatemala is a very plain one. Each
country claims that under the de facto
line existing before the treaty of 1882, she
was in possession of the disputed terri
tory, and both agree that it belongs to
Mexico under the Tine marked under the
> treaty. As a treaty line is paramount,
Mexico considers the action of Guatemala
in sending an armed force to destroy the
log camps established there by Mexicans
who were cutting wood under grants of
the Mexican Government, seize the logs
and arrest the men as an unwarranted in
vasion of her territory, and has asked
Guatemala to apologize for it and to pay
an indemnity to the victims of the out
rage. If Guatemala wishes to settle the
question it is for her to make amends for
her conduct. Mexico will not ask an un
reasonable indemnity."
Senor Komero said he was sure that his
Government would not be willing to sub
mit to arbitration the amount to oe paid
for damages: that he could not see how
Mexico could recede from her demands
for an apology. As for the actions of the
Mexican Congress on the question, Senor
1 Komero said that it would not become
him to anticipate it, and he thought
neither his country nor his Government
desires a war, as they are fully conscious
of its dangers, drawbacks and disadvan
tages, and therefore he hoped that the
t negotiations which are now being con
' duoted in the City of Mexico would end
iv a friendly settlement of the difficulties
and that he had heard nothing recently
which would induce him to believe there
was now any greater danger of a rut>ture
than there has been from the beginning.
What a Member ol Parliament Says About
Taxes of the Poor
NEW YORK, March 20,—Joseph Cham
berlain, member for Birmingham, Eng
land, was recently quoted in a New York
paper as saying in a speech delivered in
London: "You may try as hard as you
like to take the taxes off the poor and put
them on the rich; you may try all these
schemes of betterment of taxes on ground
rents; you may try till you are black in
the face, but in the long run all taxes
will be shifted by the rich onto the poor."
In reply to a letter sent to Mr. Cham
berlain by Bolton Hall, vice-president of
the New York Tax Reform Association,
asking if the speech had been correctly
quoted, the following letter has been re
ceived :
LONDON, March 5, 1896.
Sir: lam directed by Mr. Chamberlain
to acknowledge the receipt of your letter
of February 25, und to say that he thinks
the report to which you refer is not quite
accurate. In any case, the statement is a
little too broad, and Mr. Chamberlain
should have said taxation falls most
heavily upon the poor.
This is not so much a question of
economic law as on general observation.
If taxation were ever sought to be placed
entirely or even unfairly on the rich they
will rind, as they have done in the past,
a means of evading it. Capital can be
easily transferred from place to place.
Meanwhile the poor aro deprived of em
ployment, and while the rich may suffer
the loss and diminution of income, the
poor will lose their means of subsistence.
This is the general doctrine which Mr.
Chamberlain desired to impress on his
hearers, and he had no intention of enter
ing upon the question of tirst incidence of
any particular tax.
(Signod) S. Wilson.
Terrific Explosion In a Wyoming Coal
- EVANSTON, Wyo., March 20.—At 5:45
* this evening an oxplosion of gas occurred
in the Rocky ! Mountain Coal and Iron
Company's mine No. 5 at Red Canyon,
1 seven miles from Evanston, with terrible
James 8. Bruce,' mine foreman and ex
? County Commissioner of Uintah County,
Wyoming, was instantly killed by flying
timbers, also four others. As far as
> found the others are William Sellers jr.,
runner; James Clark and Edward Cox,
head car putters. The other man has not
been identified. All were killed by flying
•timbers. " fa
From twenty-five to fifty men were in
the mine at the time of the explosion; at
this writing they have not been rescued
and are certainly dead.
O. B. Maltby, Andrew Mason and Jerry
, Crawford are badly hurt but may recover.
; About 150 men are employed at this mine
and most had gone out. Among those in
the mine thought to be dead are Willard
Brown, John Fearn, Samuel Thomas and
■on. Mr. Burton, Samuel Hutchinson and
William Sellers, Sr., and son. The cover
ing of the slope and buildings at the
mouth were blown to splinters. The mine
was considered one of the safest and best
conducted in the state.
Later—O. B. Maltby, superintendent of
motive power, has since died, also the
boy Jerry Crawford. Eight men have
been brought out of the mine so burned
as to be past identification, with the ex
ception of one, James Lamb. All hope
of rescuing anybody alive is given up.
The death rolTnow numbers fifteen.
flavor Sutro'i Latest Discoveries flade In
San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO. March 20.—The ef
fort of Mayor Sutro to have the water of
Lake Merced declured to be dangerously
impure came to naught today before the
city board of health. Dr. J. 0. Spencer,
who was employed by tbo board to make
a chemical analysis of the water, reported
that he had found some parasitic bac
teria, but that he had found no contam
ination of a serious nature. He consid
ered the water healthful. Mayor Sutro,
however, presented a report from his own
chemical expert. George T. Gaden. This
report reiterated the Mayor's assertion
that the water is dangerously impure.
An acrimonious debate ensued between
the Mayor and members ol the board, hut
it all ended in the Spring Valley Com
pany's water supply being declared satis
Lizzie Behan and Roy Raymond of Los
Angeles Levant
A rjambler and Politician Betrays a Young
Girl and Takes Her From San
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.-Man's
duplicity and a young girl's thoughtless
ness are responsible for the elopement of
pretty Lizzie Behan and Roy Raymond of
Los Angeles. Miss Behan is the pretty
16-year-old daughter of M. Behan, who
has for five years past been a doorkeeper
at the Occidental Hotel, and Raymond is
a notorious politician, gambler and
opium fiend. Miss Behan met Raymond
fisst at a ball given in a Mission-street
hall. Despite the fact that Raymond had
absolutely no qualities to recommend
him, the girl fell violently in love with
him, tiie result being her "downfall in a
short time. Heartless and cruel, like
most of his kind, Raymond treated the
girl with unexampled cruelty, often beat
ing and kicking her almost into insensi
bility. Yet, despite her treatment, the
girl clung to him.
Mr. Behan was unaware of his daugh
ter's disgrace until Friday last, when he
received an anonymous note informing
him that she and Raymond were living
together at the Stanford House on Market
street. Horrified at the disclosure, he ap
pealed to Secretary McComb of the Hu
mane Society for assistance, but when
Officer Holbrook visited the house men
tioned the couple were no longer tbere.
Inquiry developed the fact tlmt they had
left the city for Los Angeles on Sunday
The officers are convinced that Raymond
has enticed the girl from the city in order
to place her in some questionable resort
and thereby secure a living at her ex
pense. Under the law this is kidnaping,
punishable by imprisonent in the peniten
tiary. Pictures of the couple have been
sent to the police of Los Angeles, together
with the notification to arrest Raymond
when found. Raymond has long been
under polioe surveillance here, and if cap
tured, strong efforts will be made to send
him across the bay.
[The police have been notified of the
departure of the couple from San Fran
cisco, but as yet have not seen them
here.—Ed. ]
The Agricultural Department to Issue a
Bulletin of the World's Markets
WASHINGTON. March 20.—The Agri
cultural Department expects during the
month of April to issue a bulletin of the
world's markets for American products.
The information for this publication has
been acquired from the consuls of the
United States through the efforts of Sec
retary Morton. Late in December, at his
suggestion, a department circular letter
was sent to these officers asking them to
report with reference to the consumption
in their countries of products named
therein. These porducts were classified
•under the following heads:
Animals, ccreais, dairy products, meats,
cotton, tobacco, fruits, liquors und seeds.
The attention of consuls was especially
directed to tho following inquiries:
"Is there a considerable consumption of
tho prJ named?
"Dj consumers depend, and to what
extent, on importations for their supply?
"How ure the products sold and at
what price?
"Are the prices paid for American
tiveiy higher or lower than those paid for
similar products from other countries?
"Are there criticisms of any American
"What defects are charged, if any?"
Secretary Morton feels confident that
much good will result from the publica
tion of the answers obtained, and says
that reports have already been received
through tho State Department from half
the total number of consuls.
He contemplates issuing four bulletins
of the character indicated each year.
Newfoundland's Needs
OTTAWA, Ont., March 20.-It is stated
here that an effort is being made in New
foundland to add enormously to the de
mands of the colony when the terms of
its admission to the Dominion are con
sidered. The latest proposition is that
Canada should tunnel the Straits of Belle
Isle in order to give the island a rail con
nection with Canada. This, it is argued,
would confer special advantage upon
Canada, reducing the sea voyage to Eng
land and rendering it possible to convey
passengers front Montreal to Liverpool in
108 hours. Where it is proposed to be
built the straits are about twelve and one
half miles wide and the land formation is
said to favor the undertaking.
Gamblers Arrested
MEMPHIS,Tenn., March 20.—The pro
prietors of every gambling house in Mem
phis, ten in number, have been arrested
and their places closed on warrants sworn
out by E. A. Harris. Harris claims to
have lost over $100,000 in Memphis during
the past rive years. He wus at one time
quite v wealthy man, but lost all his
money at tho gambling table.
Minister to Germany
LONDON, March 2.—A dispatch to the
Times from Berlin states that Count Yon
Ostensacken has been appuinted Russian
Ambassador of Germuny, that office
haying been rendered vacant by the ap
pointment of the previous incumbent
Count Yon Schuvalff, the Government of
General Philip S. Cook Dies at
His Home in Detroit
Identified With tbe Army When He Was
■ Fourteen mm
Saw Service In Every Field Where American
Valor Was Displayed During the
Past Fifty Years
DETROIT, March 20.—General Fhillp
St. (ieorge Cook died at his home in this
city at 2 o'clock this afternoon. He was
a native of Virginia and was Hli years old.
His career hail been identitie.l with the
army sinco his admission to West Point
when only 14 years of ago. Ho was also a
member of the bar of Virginia and had
written several interesting works, among
which are a volume on cavalry tactics.
Scenes and Adventures in the Army, and
New Mexico and California. General Cook
has seen service in every licld where
American valor has been displayed for
fifty years. In the Black Hawk war he was
a leading officer. He was in high com
mand in the conquest of California and
New Mexico. He dispersed the Lipans in
KVf and later led a laid against the
Apaches. He was comamnder of the De
partment of Utah when the rebellion
broke out.
Upon the breaking out of the rebellion
he, unlike most southern officers, includ
ing his own son and his famous son-in
law, J. E. B. Stuart, cast his
sword for the Union. He became com
mander of the cavalry of the Army of
the Potomac and participated in all the
important events of the peninsular cam
paign at Game's mill, directly opposing
liis son-in-law. He afterwards superin
tended the recruiting service and in 18fif>
took the department of the Platte. He
was breveted major-general for .:is splen
did service in the war. In 1574 he was
retired after forty-six years of continuous
service, with the rank of brigadier-gen
eral. He had lived in Detroit ever sfnee.
Novel Idea of a Handful of Men In
CLEVELAND, 0., March 20.—A hand
ful of socialists and populistic reformers
have begun the formation of the work
house club. Tho idea is to obtain as
members all the unemployed workmen
and begin operations at the opening of
out-of-door work in the spring. It is de
clared that they will first march in a body
to the city hall and demand of the director
of public works that he give them em
ployment. If he says he is not able to do
so, which they anticipate, they propose
marching in a body to the police court
and request the judge to send them to the
workhouse, that they may have work and
food, clothing and lodging. If the judge
refuses, which they consider probable,
they declare they will deliberately violate
some city ordinance in order to be arrested
and sent to the workhouse, probably by
trampling on the grass In the public
square or taking possession of a freight
train. One of the men back of the scheme
is Robert Bandlow of the Central Labor
A Pseudo Widow's Tale of Woe
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—Mrs.
Alice Edith Dickson Blythe hns with
drawn from the contest over the estate of
Thomas H. Blythe after twelve years of
litigation, signing a release of all claims
and receiving a cash consideration of
$101X1. Eight months ago she says she
was offered $17.5 a month for life if sho
would withdraw from the contest, but re
fused this offer on her attorney's advice.
She says the litigation has wrecked her
Florence Byers Commences the Long
Promised Suit
Wants to Be Recognized as the Wife ol
Frederick L. Macondray, the Rich
San Franciscan
SAN FRANCISCO. March 20.—Florence
Bucklin Byers has commenced her long
threatened suit against Frederick L.
Macondray to compel him to recognize
her as his wife. The Macondrays are
wealthy and prominent socially, the
family residence being atMenlo Park. In
1887 Macondray, then 20 years old, was
Chilean consul at Fort Townsend, whither
ho was sent by his family to be away from
the temptations of city life. He was soon
the center of a fast set at Port Townsend,
and when three years ago Miss Byers, a
pretty girl of 18, appeared on a music hall
stage, he took hor out of the place and
installed her in his apartments. -After
living tor/ether two years the pair signed
a marriage contract, agreeing to live as
man and wife and agreeing to be married
in California, according to existing laws.
Tho Macondray family, hearing of the af
fair, had the young man sent home and
cut off his supplies. Since then the girl
has had to shift for herself. She now
asks the court to declare her Mrs.
A Novel Lodging House to Be Opened In
San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.— On a
corner of Van Ness avenue and Geary
street is an apartment house for gentle
men boarders and lodgers only. It is not
yet inhabited, but the rooms are all en
gaged, and just at soon as tho carpenters
and furnishers have finished their work
twenty-five bachelors and widowers will
take possession. Femininity is barred,
and even artistic suggestions of the sex
are scarce. Neither women nor children
will have right of way in this queer es
tablishment. The female face and form
divine will no', look down upon tho in
mates from gdlied frames or bronze ped
estals. Meals will be cooked by men and
beds made by Japansee.
Should a woman invade by any mis
chance this castle of social celibates she
will be placed in a strong room on the
first floor and a firm, vigorous Japanese
will ask her what ber business is or whom
she desires to see. But she dare not pen
etrate beyond the inhospitable reception
room constructed especially for the seques
tration of visiting womankind. The ere
ation of this Van Ness avenue anomaly is
due to the efforts of a number of members
of the Concordia club. They yearned for
a home unsanctified by women, where, if
they so chose, they could 101 lat their ease
and enjoy unrestrained tho freedom of
their sex.
Each room is supplied with a secret
wine cupboard, where a couple of dozen
cold bottles and a few squash pies can be
stored, and there are visible side boards
for similar uses. The bachelors will meet
at breakfast, and they will take their
other meals where they please. There will
bo a music room, supplied with a piano,
on which lyrically-inclined members may
play the usual three chords in C without
encountering tho criticism of a female
A Pierce Wind Sweeps Through an Oklahoma
SOUTH ENID, Okla., March 20.—This
section was visited by one of the most re
markable storms in the history of this
reigon last night. From 4 o'clock in the
afternoon until 2 this morning the wind
blew eighty miles an hour from a north
westerly direction, Tilling the air with
sand and dust, causing complete suspen*
sion of travel and doing serious damage
to property. Wheat and vegetables in the
sandy lowlands are now hidden from view
under several inches of dust.
No Longer a Candidate
LONDON", March 20.—1t is announced
that Campbell Bannerman lias definitely
abandoned his candidacy for the speak
ership of the house of commons.
New Facts Brought to Light in the
Fair Estate
Herman Oelrichs Loses a (treat Fortune by
the Scratch of a Pencil—The
Clauses Rescinded
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20. -Tne first
will of the late James G. Fair made it
possible for Herman Oelrichs. jr.. to come
into possession of one-fourth of the Fair
estate, but the lead-pencil will, just dis
covered, leaves him nothing but what his
parents choose to give him. The first will
tiled for probate provides that In case of
the death of the ex-senator's three child
ren one-fourth of the remainder of the
estate shall go to the children of Theresa.
The lead-pencil will rescind* this clause,
and by its provisions Herman Oelrichs,
jr., is left whatever his parents decide to
give him. but the law provides for such
an emergency, and so young Oelrichs,
through ex-Justice of the Supreme Court
Patterson, who has been appointed by
Judge Slack to represent the infant heir,
will contest the will that his parents are
trying to probate, and in this way will
light liis mother through the courts for
his part of the estate as provided by the
will first filed.
riany Vessels Are Tied Up in the Harbor at
San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—The
sailors' strike is tying up vessels, which
are unable to leave the harbor without
submitting to the demands of the Coast
Seamen's Union. Sailors are holding to
their resolution to be paid $85 per month
or remain ashore. The agents of the ship
Palmyra, ready for sea today, offered the
union men .frill but they would accept
nothing less than $35, although previous
to the present stand they were receiving
only $25 a month. Sailor boardinghouse
proprietors are trying to ship colored
men as sailors at less than union wages.
A Suit on a Patent
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—The
suit of John Hammond vs. The Stockton
Combined Harvester and Agricultural
Works was decided in favor of tho de
fendant in the United States Circuit
Court by Judge McKenna today. The
plaintiff sought damages for the infringe
ment of a patented design for a double
end cable car, similar to those in use on
the California street road. On Decembdr2o
1888, a jury gave a verdict in favorj of
Hammond, btit Judge McKenna granted
a new trial, and today reversed the de
cision of the jury, on the ground that the
plaintiff's design was not an invention.
Hammond will now take the case to the
United States Circuit Court of Appeals.
Pythian Elections
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.— The
Grand; Lodge, Knights of Honor, today
elected the following officers:
P. L. Archibald, grand dictator; W. W.
Morrison, vice grand dictator; W. T.
Thompson, grand assistant dictator;
George B. Allen, grand chaplain; C. H.
M. Curry, grand reporter; F. W. Tehfuss,
grand treasurer; T. Learned, grand guide;
J. C. Harvey, grand guardian; W. S.
Lane, grand sentinel; Dorsen Nichols,
Thomas Johnstone, George W. Lamont,
grand trust es; 0, H. M. Curry, supreme
representative; Alfred Wekie, assistant
supreme representative.
Coming by Sea
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—The fol
lowing passengers are on the steamer Co
rona for Los Angeles: Mrs. Atkins, Mrs.
Risbell, J. U. Swaine and wife, J. Conn
and wife, J. G. Fredericks, A. W. Clearer.
Mrs. Duncan and two children, G. Runge
and wife, Mrs. M. J. Sturgeon and child,
Mrs. S. Uhead, Mrs. Wcarnar, Mrs. A. E.
Wilkie, Mrs. U. R. Bentlev, Minnie
Kraatz, S. Krargen, G. H. Green and
wife, Mrs. F. M. Green, F. M. Vermorc'-en,
C. U. Simmons, C. S. Kious, J. T. Fred
ericks, Mrs. M. H. Tanner and two chil
The Emperor En Route
YOKOHAMA, March 20.-Tho Emperor
will shortly leave Hiroshima for Kioto,
on the Island of Hondo. He will not re
turn to Hiroshima. The gunboat Tatsuta,
detained at Aden on her way here by
order of the British Government, has ar
rived in this port. Tho gunboat was de
tained under the foreign enlistment act,
because the captain and crew were British
TIEN TSIN, March 20.—Four Japanese
cruisers arrived off Taku yesterday in
search of vessels carrying contraband of
The National Fraternity Union
CINCINNATI. March 20.—The Supreme
Council of the National Fraternity Union
closed its sixth annual session today after
making many constitutional amendments
and instituting two new degrees. The
supreme officers were elected last year for
four years. Heretofore the National Fra
ternal Union has had but one rtegree, but
hereafter there will be three degrees.
Priests Deported
SAN JOSE, Costa Kica, March 20.—
Four priests have been deported from the
country as suspects of revolutionary ten
dencies. Two more, suspected of intent
to assassinate President Yglesia, have
been arrested.
Broke the World's Record
HALIFAX, N. S., March 20.—Corporal
Kershaw of the First Kings Regiment
broke the world's record at club swinging
here. He swung four-pound clubs con
tinuously for twelve hours and thirty-one
A New Corporation to Handle
Los Angeles Roads
M. H. Sherman a Member of the New
Thomas Brown ol the Bank of California
Will Be President of the New
Concern—the Plans
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.- One of
the largest financial transactions of recent
years was concluded, in this city and will
he put in operation tomorrow. The sum
of 18,000.000 of bonds and $6,000,000 of
stock of the Los Angeles Consolidated
Railway Company will be absorbed by a
new corporation.
The Los Angeles Railway Company has
been incorporated, with a capital stock
of $4,000,000, of which $860,000 has been
subscribed. Its purpose is to construct
street railways. The directors are: M.
H. .Sherman, Alfred Rorel, George Stone,
A. G. Paysnn, John 1). Bickneil, Lovell.
White and Thomas Hrown.
£i"For present purposes we will take a
lease of the road from the old company,"
said Mr White, "pending the acquirement
of title. The lease is, of course, only
nominal, and in due time the conditions
of the deed of trust will be carried out.
"The floating debt will be paid and a
vigorous, progressive poiicy will be adopt
ed. The road will be on a cash basis and
extensions, betterments and improve
ments will be pushed with vigor.
Through another company the gap in the
l'asadena line will be closed up and that
road put in operation."
The main oftice to be filled is that of
general manager, now held by M. H.
Sherman's brother-in-law, a Mr. Clark.
He will have to go and Mr. Trumbull,
representing Chicago bondholders, will
proabbly take the place temporarily.
Thomas Brown will be elected president
of the new company. For the present at
least there will be no changes in the
staff of the road at Los Angeles.
The negotiations were concluded on a
basis mutually satisfactory to the stock
holders and ootid holders; the details of
which have already been printed.
The Rebels and Government Forces Said to Be
at Work
BARENICO, Peru, March 20.—The
rebels anil government forces have been in
battle in Lima three days. The attack by
rebels began Sunday morning. The rebels
were commanded by Chief Pierola, assist
ed by Durane, Ore und others. All com
munication with Lima is cut off, and it
is impossible to learn the strength of
either party. There was a heavy cannon
ade and musketry fire on Sunday and
Monday. Two distinct explosions were
heard on Monday. There was a renewal
of firing Tuesday morning and it contin
ued six hours, 'it is ret>orted firing then
ceased so as to permit the contending
forces to care for the dead and wounded.
From one source it is reported President
Caceres holds the palace, the principal
plaza and exposition square. It is also
reported he closed all the avenues of ap
proach to the city with armed forces.
There is another report that a detach
ment of rebels entered the city and is
hemmed in by government troops. The
rebels, the report says, are awaiting re
inforcements. The rebel loss is t trty
live men tiiis side of Lima. As far as
known, the houses and buildings in the
city are uninjured, except, a few high
buildings, which were riddled with bul
lets. All trains stopped running Satur
day. The foreigners in this village are
endeavoring to form an urban guard to
protect property from looters.
LAn Important Meeting Convenes in San
Papers Read by a Number of Prominent lien—
Attitude of the Press Towards
the Council
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.— At the
Manufacturers' convention today James
O'Leary read a paper entitled What Statis
tics Show, in which he demonstrated that
our industries are not making the prog
ress they should. Charles M. Shortridge,
proprietor of the Call, spoke for fifteen
minutes on the attitude of the press to
ward the convention. In the course of his
speech he said the press should urge upon
all the patronage of home industries in
preference to Eastern goods, even at a
sacrifice. A considerable portion of his
remarks was devoted to a denunciation of
silurianism, and he promised to expose
some of the Silurians who shouted for the
valley road, but declined to contribute to
it or to any other home industry, unless
they were furnished with Government
bonds of three times tho value of every
cent they loaned.
A. P. Brayton spoke on The Utilization
of Water Power.
William Schroeder read a paper on the
Manufacture or Art Stained Glass, in
which he said stained glass could bo made
better and cheaper in San Francisco than
in Europe. J. B. Crockett of the San
Francisco Gas Light Company, spoke on
Patronizing Home Industry. J. W. Sny
der spoke on the Cigar Industry, and
said: "We can make netter cigars, price
for price, than do the Eastern houses,
which were absorbing the trade. The rea
son for this discrimination is a ground
less prejudice on the part of the
consumer. George W. Dickie, of the
Union Iron Works, spoke on the neces
sity of arousing healthy sentiment in this
community in favor of the extended use
of the products of our own industries,
and also read a paper on Ship
building and Marine Engineering as a
California Industry. Oscar Lewis dis
cussed the Building Trades, and James
Speers of the Fulton Iron WorKs spoke on
Labor as a Factor in Manufacturing.
The Men Who Will Look Into the Harbor
WASHINGTON, March 20.—1t now
seems probable that the only members of
the Senate commerce committee who will
go to the Pacific Coast during the sum
mer recess for the purpose of making a
personal investigation into the subject of
a deep water harbor at either San Pedro
or Santa Monica, will be Senators Gorman
and Frye of Maine, and Senator White
will probably meet them in California, j
Senator Gorman has always been an advo
cate of San I'edro, and there is no reason
to believe that he will change his opinion
on a personal Investigation. Senator
Krye, however, has already made an ex
amination of those two harbors and is en
thusiastically in favor of Santa Monica.
Four members ol this committee failed of
re election, and one resigned tv accept a
place on the Supreme bench.
Clancy and Hia Father Had a Fierca
REDWOOD CITY, Cal.. March ao.—Al
though John Clancy says he killed his
father Sunday night at Colma in self
defenae. the evidence at the Coroner's in
quest would seem to indicate that a
brutal murder was committed. The old
man's head anil face we're bruised and
buttered in a way that showed that some
thing more deadly than a list had been
used in striking the blows. Today young
Clancy's shoes were examined and on
them was found blood aud hair, showing
that he had kicked and stamped ou his
father. The Coroner's jury decided that
young Clancy had caused his father's
death, but made no recommendation.
Christian scientists Arrested
DAYTON, (>.. March 20. Chief of Po
lice Parrel this afternoon ordered the ar
rest of Dr. and Mrs. Hallen, Christian
Scientists, for manslaughter, pending the
coroner's inquest into the cause of the
death of Lillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Mead, prominent and fashionable
people. The deceased was the grand
daughter of the late Congressman llouk.
Captain Crossman Does Not Care to
Criticize the President
But the Master Mariner Claims That
He Knows His Business as
a Seaman
NKW YORK, March 20.--Captain
Crossman was seen by an Associated
Press reporter today just beforo his
steamer, the Allianca, sailed for Colon,
and was asked what he had to say re
garding the statement that President
Cleveland had expressed great dissatisfac
tion with what were claimed to be glar
ing inconsistencies in the statement sub
mitted by Captain Crossman.
"Well," said he, "I don't care to
criticize the President of the United
States, but I do thiiiK I know my busi
ness. I have spent thirty-six years learn
ing it and I think I am competent to pre
pare an accurate chart and description of
my ship's course at sea. If the President
had requested my appearance in Wash
ington to personally explain the matter
1 think I could havo satisfied him in live
minutes. There is nothing more to be
said about the affair."
WASHINGTON, March 20.—Senator
Frye. when asked today what he thought
of the prospect of an amicable settlement
of the Alliance, difficulty with Spain, re
plied: "Unfortunately it looks as if Spain
will make the required apology. I hoped
Spain would assume such a belligerent
tone that it would be necessary for the
United States to go over and take posses
sion of Cuba. We certainly ought to have
that island to round up our possessions,
and if we cannot buy it, I for one should
like to have the opportunity to acquire it
by conquest." Inasmuch as Frye is a
member of the Senate Committee on For
eign Relations, his utterances possess
considerable significance, indicating an
early revival of the efforts to acquire
Cuba. .
KKY WEST, Fla.,March 20. — L,a Union,
a constitutional, semi-official newspaper
at Havana, reviews the allegations of the
Allianca case and gives the opinion that
if the vessel were really -fired upon tho
Spanish commander was lully justified.
It says the Spanish navy is unconquer
able, and adds: "is would be well for tho
United States to bear this in mind in the
contentions that may arise through the
adventurers and traitors who make war
on Spain and her noble sons, and let that
nation remember tho laws of neutrality
were made by nations that know how to
respect them."
No Longer Any Doubt but the Spanish War
Vessel Is Lost
MADRID, March 20.—There no longer
seems to be any doubt that the story of
the wreck of the Spanish cruiser Reina
Regente is true. The coast of Conil,
north of Cape Trafalgar, where the cruiser
foundered, according to the report of tho
commander of the Alfonso XIII, is strewn
with wreckage belonging to the Reina
Regente, and with officer*' uniforms,
tlags, etc., showing beyond any reason
able doubt that the warship is lost. The
authorities will not allow people near the
coast of Conil, fearing painful scenes
when the bodies of the drowned sailors
are recovered.
NEW YORK, March 20.—Commander
Frank Fernand, stationed at the Brooklyn
Xavy Yard as chief of construction, said
• Just after the Columbian naval cele
bration the Reina Regente was in our
large dry dock in our.navy yard here, and
I had a good chance to study her points.
She was about the most topheavy ship t
ever saw. Her officers informed me that
she had 400 tons of water ballfist In her
double bottoms to keep her from rolling
over. She had a great amount of free
board and her heavy battery was mounted
too high. She was a splendid example of.
what a naval constructor should avoid.
When we took her out of the dry dock
here 1 was in deadly fear she would top
ple over.
Notable Dead
BERLIN, March 20.—Prince Waldemar,
the reigning Prince of Lippe (Delmold),
is dead, aged 71. He leaves no issue.
MEN TONE, March 20. The Duchess of
Leinster, widow of the fifth Duke of Lein
ster. is dead. She was the daughter of
the first Earl of Feverhal, ami reputed
the most beautiful woman in the United
RIDGEWOOD, N. J., March 20.—Gen
eral Adam Badeau, on the staff oi General
Grant as military secretary, and after
wards secretary of the American legation
at London, is dead, aged IH.
A Big Blaze
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—A dis
astrous fire that destroyed more than $50,
--000 worth of property and the lives of
eighteen tine horses started in the Kil
born cooper shop, next to the Gates Oil
Works premises, at Sanford and Townsend
streets, at 1:30 o'clock this morning. A
fierce wind was blowing at the time and ■
the fire soon spread until the premises
were consumed. A second alarm was
turned in at 1:30 o'clock. No lives were
lost, though one family living in a house
adjoining the stables were awakened just
in time to escape in their night clothes.
Thirteen and Bad
SAN JOSE, March 20.—Eugene Inijads.
aged 13, was committed to the Whittier
Reform School today, as ho could not be
controlled by his parents.

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