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VOL. XLIV. NO. 42
COUNCIL OF PRESBYTERIANS
Seminary Proposition Is Very
Much Alive Yet
THE GHOST WILL NOT DOWN
Success of tbe Meeting io the Interest
of Missions
A Busy Day In the Convention—Report ol
Committees Discussed-Considerable
Honey Raised
Associated Tross Special Wire.
■PITTHBUItG.May 22.—After devotional
exercises the Prcsbyt'rian general assem
bly proceed to business this morning.
Before taking op the subject of foreign
missions tho announcement was made
that tho moderator had appointed as au
ditional members of the committee to
confer With the theological scminaiies
Dr. F. C. Montfort of Cincinnati, Key.
W. 11. Hubbard of Auburn, N. V., Gov
ernor James A. Heaver of I'ennsylvania
and Judge 0. B. Vanderburgh of Minne
apolis, and to till vacancies in the same
committee, Dr.W.F. liurch of New York,
Judge Robert H. Hinckley of Philadel
phia anil Judge Thomas Kwing of Pitts
burg. To tho committee on conference
with Lane seminary. Dr. John I. Black
burn of Covington, Ky., was appointed to
replace Di. Burch of Now York. **
In a brief interval beforo the order of the
day was laken up Judge Hinckley, who
was appointed this morning to the com
mittee of conference with tho seminaries,
lose and presented a resolution, stating,
as he did so.that |thero was a strong feel
ing that Union Theological seminary in
New York had done a wrong to the
church in taking out property which
really belonged to the church. His reso
lution embodied a request to the com
mittee to inquire into tho rights of the
Prjsbytcrian church in the property of
Union seminary ami to report what steps
be taken to enforce theso lights. On mo
tion the resolution was referred to the
committee.
Dr. (ieorge W. Chalfant of Pittsburg
presented a report on the work of tho
board ;<>f foreign missions, lie reported
repceipts to the amount of $865,709 and
a deficit of $212,901. From the woman's
boaras $3)08,761 had been received, and
from the churches $286,297. The expendi
tures amounted to $937,802, of which the
expenses of administration amounted to
a little over $60,009. Tho responsibility
for the existence of tho board's debt was
laid upon the churches which have not
contributed. In closing his leport he
recommcnued that tho amount to bj
raised lie increased by at least 20 per cent
over last yesr. lt was also recommended
that members of the board be re-elected.
The assembly was then addressed by
John Gillespie, one nf the secretaries of
the board,in explanation of the work and
the debt of the board.
In the course of tho remarks by Dr.
Cillispie mention was made of a William
C. Johnson, a graduate of a western sem
inary, who is desirous of entering the
work of foreign missions.
Appeal was taken up by a comimssion
er and soon an unusual scene was on.
The moderator took the Hoor and called
Jor subscriptions.
Elder Ammidoron of Baltimore, Md.,
started the ball rolling by plodigng $10
and others followed rapidly till $1300 had
been raised. Smaller sums to tiie amount
of $.Viß wore realized.
The ill success which attended tho effort
made in the Presbyterian general assem
bly yesterday to turn down the directors
of Union Theological seminary who wero
proposed for re-election as members of
the board of home missions had a dam
aging effect upon a similar movement
which wns presented today, concerning
three more of those directors whose
names came up for election to ihi foreign
mission board. Hut the ghost of Union
seminary will not down. A new proposal
was adopted, requiring the commtteo on
conference with the theological semina
ries to ascortain what steps are necessary
in order to gain possesion of .some of the
endowments now held by tho Union,
which sho has been declared to have
"stolen" from the denomination. It is
anticipated that tho committee has un
dertaken a large contract. The scene en
acted in the assembly this morning in
which a collection was taken for the the
benefit of missionary candidates was
quite as unusual as it was successful. It
showed at least the practical benevolence
of too ministers and elders. The promi
nence of .gifts from "liberal" men and
churches was remarked by some of the
commissioners, and also the fact that the
largest subscriptions came from the east.
The great success of the meeting held
Inst night in tho interest of homo mis
sions caused the inauguration of an over
flow meeting tonight in the Second
church, at which several foreign mission
aries spoke.
Most of Ibe day was devoted to special
missionary and educational interests of
the church accounts.
Vice-Moderator Governor Beaver pre
sided at the afternon session of the as
tern bly. The iirst order was the retort of
the committee on education, presented
by Dr. Kneeland of Boston.
The usual complaint against non-con
tributing churches was made.coupled with
a resolution that they bo urged to send in
their collections, however small.
The report recommended that the
amount of $150,000 bo raised for eduoa
tioanl purposes during next year, and the
board was directed to report whether .stu
dents might be required to spend a year
iv missionary work after graduating bo
ioro entering upon a regular charge. This
suggestiion Was carried further by Dr.
White of Columbus, who proposed that a
term of service should bo required of ail
students aided by the board, so they
should render an equivalent for the aid
received. Mr. Kdward Hodge, secretary of
the board.(then addressed the assmbly in
the interest of his work.
The second order of the afternoon was
the report on tho work of the board of
colleges, which was presented by Profes
sor Warren Lnngdou of Han Francisco
Theological seminary. Tho receipts of
the hoard amounted to $119,627. and the
exenditures to $114,000. Aid to the ex
tent of $26,050 was given to colleges and
academies whose total valuation was over
$1,000,000. Again complaint was made
oi non-contributing churches. It was
recommended that $150,009 he raised dur
ing the next year, and that tho Sunday
after the Slay of prayer for colleges be
designated as education day in the inter
ests of this board. The remaindenr of
he time was occupied hy Di. ES. C. Bay
jf Chicago, the secretary of the board,
nd by Rev. W. W. Farris of Pittsburg.
THE FOUKTH AT THE CAPITAL
Sacramento Purposes Having Something New
in the Way of a Celebration
SAURAMENTO. May 32.—H was de
cided tonight that Sacramento is to have
something new in the way of a Fourth of
luly celebration this year. Instead of
the stereotyped military and fire depart
ment display there will be a grand elec
trical pageant. The occasion will be made
one of celebration over the introduction
of a 4000-horse power electric current from
the big American river dam nearFolsom.
It is proposed to have a scries of brilliant
floats*run over the tracks through tne
streets, to be repeated at night with a
brilliant electric light display. There;will
also be a night parade of 2000 wheelmen,
fireworks and other features.
A MARSHAL'S CLAIM
A San Diego Man Wants Indemnity From
nexlco
WASHINGTON, May 22.-At the in
stance of Patterson Spriggs, a lawyer of
San Diego, Cal., Acting Secretary Uhl
has brought to tho attention of the Mexi
can government the claim for reparation
of Charles Oberlander of San Diego.
Oberlander was a deputy marshal in
California at the time the Chinese ex
clusion act went into effect and he was
employed in serving on the Mexican bor
der, preventing the smuggling of Chinese
from Mexico into the United States. His
statement is that while engaged in this
duty ho was kidnaped on May 20. 1892,
by Mexican officers, forcibly carried out
of the United States and kept in confine
ment in a Mexican prison without war
rant of law.
All the Mexicans implicated are named
in Oberlander's statement.
A Suicide's Body Recovered
■ OROVILLE, May 22.—The body of
John Swan was found toduy near Oro
vilie. Swan on March 26th committed
suicide by plunging into tho Feather
river from tho suspension bridge at Bid
well bar, nine miles above Oroville.
A TAX UPON THE BULLION
Mexico Proposes a New Scheme to
Raise Revenue
Silver and Gold Bars Are to Be Assessed at
a Rttio by the Slater Republic.
Ratio ol Taxation
WASHINGTON, May 22 Word reaches
Washington that Mexico is about to
adopt a new plan for raising revenue by
taxing all silver and gold mines in which
American capital is heavily interested.
Financial Minister Lymantour lirst sug
gested the plan to the budget committee
and the latter accepted it and presented
it to the chamber of deputies as part of
the federal revenues for the current year.
The proposed tax is estimated in the
budget to yield $2,275,000, which makes
it the third item of importance in tho
Mexican revenues, being exceeded only
by customs and internal revenues or
stamp tax.
Tho new law ii to be called an "extrac
tion tax." It is 23.3 per cent on silver
and .So on gold. It is to be paid on every
species of the twojprceious metals, rough
or refined. The collection is to be made at
the metallurgical offices of such metals as
are for local use, and at the port of export
on metals sent abroad. This extraction
tax is in addition to tho chnrge lor mint
ing or coining. There are no exemptions,
even in the cases of the special mining
concessions or zones, granted by the gov
ernment.
Another prospective change affecting
American interests is likely to result from
the silver lead ore item of the last
United States tariff act. It is not im -
probable that the old American rate of
one-half cent per pound on tiie lead con
tained in silver lead ore will herein]
posed by Mexico.
The rate was reduced to three fourths
of a cent per pound by tho United States
act. A provision was added thnt in case
a foreign country should impose an im
port duty upon silver ores containing lead
exported to the United States from such
country, then the duty upon such ores,
when imported from such country, shall
remain as fixed by the law in force prior
to the passage of this act. It is under
this provision that tho Mexican law is
likely to be changed.
THE CONFEDERATE DEAD
A Carload ot Flowers Shipped Prom Savon,
nah to Chicago
CHICAGO, May 22.—A car loaded with
flowers and trees will be shipped from
Savannah, Ga., and will arrive here May
28. Thejdecorations are for the graves of
Confederate soldiers at Oakwood cemetery
on Memorial day. The car will contain
numerous kinds of flowers, 21 palmetto
trees,loo pino sapiings.looo laurel wreaths
and large quantity of wild smilax ami
hanging moss. New Orleans people will
send tbeir car on May 27. Three cars of
flowers will also come from Charleston,
Atlanta and Pensacola.
The carriages for the cannon, appropri
ated by the government tor the Confed
erate lot in Oakwood, are already here.
They are of iron and were made in Chat
tanooga,Tenn. The cannon wore mounted
and taken to Oakwood and placed in po
sition. Dedicatory exercises for them
will bo held Memorial day. Foundations
are now being mado for seven piles of
shot and shell, and the place is beginning
to assume a military aspect. The piles
will oo around the monument in tho form
of circles.
P, W. Pock, who was a director of the
Columbian exposition, says:
"In my opinion the dedication of the
Confederate monument at Oakwood will
be Chicago's second largest occasion, it
being only outranked by tho world's
fair."
Excursions by rail and boat from points
outside Chicago are being arranged.
People from all parts of the south, among
thoin many old Confederates, will be in
attendance. It is estimated that if the
day is fair between 25.000 and 30,000 per
sons will assemble in Oakwood to witness
the unveiling of the monument.
WALKED OUT OF JAIL
A Careless Prison Keeper Allows a ilurderer
to Escape
ROSEBTJRG.Ore., May 22.—Sam Brown,
under sentence of death for the murder
of Alfrod sKincaid, at Oakland, in this
state, last August, walkca out of the
county jail last night. The jailer care
lessly left the doors unlocked. The fugi
tive has several hours start of the officers,
and, no doubt, struck out for the moun
tains. Brown's execution had been sus
pended pending an appeal to the supreme
court.
A O. A. R. Encampment
GREEN BAY. Wis., May 22.—Five
thousand people are attending the G. A.
It. encampment which opened today.
Flection of commander tukefi place tomor
row. Ex-Governor W. 1). liicard leads
and will probably be chosen.
Nearing the End
WASHINGTON, May 22.—The condi
tion of Miss Mary Dodge (Gail Hamilton)
is critical tonight, and her death is
looked for at auv t!m«_
THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING* MAY 23, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES
Extract fiom Mrs. Anna D. Wolfskin's lotterjto Tho Herald
of Monday: "Think for a moment of tho demoralizing effect
of a 'hog' on two foot instead of four, in a half-nude state wal
lowing in the sand on tho beach in the presence of dozens of
women and children, and often for hours at a time. If such a
thing should occur on our streets or in our homes, the brute
would be arrested ana sent to the lock-up. Then why, in tho
name of all that is sacred, should wo tolerate at tho seaside, that
at which all delicacy, refinement anil decency revolt in our home
and is surely but not slowly, corrupting our boys and girls. . .
LESSONS OF THE CHINA WAR
Minister Denby Writes Concerning
Trade With the Orient
Articles Submitted to the Department ol
State Which the Minister Suggests
Be Adopted
WASHINGTON, May 22.-Under dat*
of April Bth Minister Dcnby wrote a let .
ter to Secretary Greshara concerning the'
trade of China. In discussing the lessons
of the Japanese-Chinese war, Mr. Denby
has submitted nineteen articles which he
thinks should be adopted in order to
further trade relations and to insure
greater protection to foreign inteicsts iv
China. Minister Denby's suggestions aro
us follows:
"During war consuls of friendly pow
ers, acting for a belligerent, have ali the
jurisdiction that its consuls had during
peace.
"China to be opened to foreign icsi
denco as western countries are.
"Missionaries to go where they please
nnd reside and buy land and be pro
tected.
"Foreign goods to bo subject to no
taxation except import duty until they
reach the consumer. They are not to he
taxed, as is now done, as soon as landed.
"No Internal revenue tax to be luid on
goods which discriminated against them,
nor to be prohibitory, nor in any event
to exceed two per ceut, nor to be levied
on foreign goods unless a similar tax is
levied on native goods of the same char
acter.
"Local authorities shall have no power
to provide tint freight shipped in native
bottoms shall pay less export duty than
freight shipped in foreign bottoms, and
export tax shall be uniform.
"Stringent measures shall be taken to
prevent unti-toreign riots, and if such oc
cur, the rioters shall be punished and
damages shall be paid.
"All ports of China shall be open to
foroign trade.
"The viceroys, governors and provin
cial authorities shall he prohibited from
treating international mutters, except to
settle claims for damages done to foreign
ers.
"Xo viceroy or governor shall have
power to make any contract with foreign
ers for tho purcnaso or supply of any ma
terial; such contracts shall bo made or
authorized by thu imperial or central
government.
"Kvery port in China ordinarily used
ami frequented by sea going ships shall
be open to all the world.
."The coastwise duty of 2J,j,' per cent on
goods sent down the S'ang-tse-Kiang and
intended to be sent abroad shall not he
paid in specie, but a bond shul'. bo taken
that if tho goods aro not exported in a
certain time, the coastwise duty shall bo
paid.
"Tho provincial authorities shall havo
no power to tax foreign goods for any
purpose whatever. .Such taxation should
bo ordered by the central government
only.
"Libellous and scandalous publications
affecting foreigners shall bo vigorously
suppressed."
WAS IT SUICIDE?
rtysterlous Shooting of a Saloon Keeper In
San Francisco w
SAN FIIAXCISCO. May 22.— Alexander
Dumont bought a saloon at the corner of
Montgomery and Commercial streets yes
terday. This morning at R:'I0 o'clock,
while Dumont was alone in the saloon, a j
tall man entered and. pointing a pistol \
nt him and commanded him to throw up i
his hands. Dumont seized his assailant,
who shot Dumont in tho mouth. The sn- j
loon keeper will die. Although the shot
Was heardby in any people, none saw the
robber and he escaped . lt is now cer- j
tain that Dumont shot nimsclf. lie re
fuses to give a description of his alleged I
assailant, and all tbe circumstances point ■
to an attempt at suicide. He is known
to havo been despondent. Ho will prob
ably die.
Agitating the Officials
WASHINGTON, May 22.-The " officials
of the internal revenue oltice havo been
looking into tho subject of a ieturn of
money collected under the operations of
tho income tax law beforo it was repealed
iv 1872. The act remained ou the statute
V.--1-- f A . 1- . I—. .I«UU
WHOSE COSTUME NEEDS REFORM THE MOST?
to 1874. although it was repealed in 1871.
During the twelve years the total collec
tions under tho law aggregated $346,980,
--(100. Tho exemption was $000 per annum.
Tho greatest amount collected in. any
ono year was in 1866, when the collectors
of internal revenue returned $78,000,000.
I It is estimated that the prospects are
bright for a series of litigations, which
may become as celebrated as the French
spoliation claims. While thoso who paid
tbo tax under tho law of 1802 will have
no standing in court if they attempt to
recover monoys illegally collected from
! them,thoy clearly have an equitublo right
;to a return of the money, and it is ex
r- peered that a move will be mado in con
a gress as suon as it meets looking to tho
• necessary legislation to authorize tho
treasury to pay the amounts collected.
Senator Hill at Home
ALBANY. N. V.. May 22.-Senator D
B. Hill is still at his homo. Ho contin
ties to rcceivo congratulations on the out
come of the income tax light. Kx-Scnn
tor Pat ton telegraphs from Grand l!ap„
ids, Mich.: "Hearty congratulations on
your great victory in the supreme court."
Senator Hill replied: "'Thanks for your
kind telegram. The country moro than
myself is to be congratulated upon its re
lief from an inquisitorial, unjust anil so
cialistic law. The decision is invaluable,
because it will stamp out nil class legisla
tion aud prciect property from congres
sional confiscation for all time to come.''
THE BERINU SEA QUESTION
Britain's Ambassador furnishes a Full List of
All Sealing Vessels
WASHINGTON, May 22.—Sir Julian
I'auncofotc, tho British ambassador,
called at the state department today and
communicated to Acting Secretary I'hl
important advices just received by tele
graph as to llering sen. It em
braces a full list of all Cana
dian sealing vessels which have
cleared for Bering sea, together with
their equipment ami all necessary infor
mation to permit the American author
ities to act intelligently. mt Julian also
took occasion to clear up some misappre
hension as to the British navui vessels
which will enter Bering sua.
Tho conference with Sir Julian wus
very satisfactory and put. a more favorable
aspect upon tho Bering sea question.
A Misguided Postal Clerk
VISA LI A, May 22.—Ex-Postmaster L.
V. Nanscawell was arrested today hy a
deputy United States marshal charged
with embezzling fT.'io while in tho postal
service here. He was taken to Los An-
Extract from letter fiom J. B. M., in Tuesday's Herald:
"Hy the way, why is it that, while a great many sermons have
boon preached against the bathing suits worn by ladies, most
of them really unobjectionable, considering the place and
the purpose for which they are put on. not a word has ever
been said against tho fai more abbreviated ones worn by our
sex? Let the preachers give fair women a rest and give the
men a metaphorical correction, as a similarly naughty child
would be spanked, for tho unseemly display of themselves which
they make on the ocean beach."
ENGAGEMENT AT CAMASAN
Reported Defeat of tbe Rebels In
Praise Showered Upon Colonel Salecedo by
the QovernmenS-Two ol the Re el
NEW YORK, May, 22.—A Havana
special says the insurgents arc still in the
lield and lighting.
"It is not possible," the dispatch con
tinues, "under the circumstances, to get
much news about tho .vi tie near Cam
asan, which is the worst reversa the
Cubans have met with, but it is said the
Spaniards wero compelled to retire from
tho battle with a large loss of men, and
that Colonel Hcnido, who commanded
them, was fatally wounded. Guerro
Gomez, a leiutenant in the Spanish ser
vice, was fatally wounded, and the insur
gent soldiers taken by tho Spanish claim
ho was killed. A fugitive band of revo
lutionists pursued by the Spanish burned
the railroad depot at Maya and two stores
near Songo."
HAVANA, May 22.—Thero is a great
deal ot rejoicing in official circles over the
news of the defeat of thu rebels in Kastern
Cuba and tho reported death of Jose
GENERAL MARTINEZ CAMPOS
From a Recent Photograph
Mavti. who was proclaimed president o!
the Cuban republic by tho revolutionary
party.
Colonel Salecedo is receiving great
praise ior the manner in which he en
compassed the insurgents' route. The
I rebel loss is plucod at 20 killed and many
. more wounded. Tho Spaniards captured
documents which havo placed the author
ities in possession of information which
compromises persons at Santiago de Cuba.
Holguin and Havana. Important arrests
are expected to follow although the pei
sona compromised in this city are bc
licvea to have lied.
The loss on tho Spauisb side was live
Killed und seven wounded.
Some of the prisoners captured during
tho pursuit say that Maximo Gomes and
Estrada, the rebel leaders, were either
killed or wounded. As their bodies were
not found it is believed they were carried
away by the fleeing insurgents.
Thurston Will Not Come Back
WASHINGTON. May 22.—The state de
partment has received from United States
Minister Willis a reply made by the
Eastern Cuba
Leaders Reported Killed
Hawaiian government to liis note, in
forming them that Minister Thurston was
persona non grata. It consists of the
mere announcement that Thurston would
not return to Washington and does not
cnici into any discussion of the merits of
the case.
LA QASCOGNE IS SAFE
Ths Steamer of flany Mishaps Again Turns
Up, Although Late
NEW YORK, May 22.—The steamer
La Gascogno reached quarantine at 4:35
this afternoon and reported that on May
Kith, at 8:80 p.m., the piston rod of the
intermediate engine broke. Thedisabled
piston was disconnected, and after a de
lay of eight hours the steamer proceeded
at the rate of eight knots. The break
was in a rod put in at Havre after the
accident to the steamer in February last.
All are well on board.
A niraculous Escape
SANTA CRtTZ, May 88.—Last evening
as W. B. rroctor. with his wife and child,
was in a buggy on tho way from San
Jose to this city, the horse got off the
road, with the result that the occupants
of tho buggy wero thrown fifteen feet
down an embankment, while the horso
and buggy wont on forty feet further
down. Proctor was bruised on thu hip.
while Mrs. Proctor was bruised on the
face. The child was unhurt.
To Fight the Big Suit
SAN FRANCISCO. May 82.—Ex-Judge
Eugene Garber has been retained to assist
the lawyers already employed by Mrs.
Stanford to defend the government's suit
for $15,000,000 against the Stanford estate.
LOOKING FOR A MURDERER
Detectives Scouring the Country for
Jim McDonald
The Ex-Convict Suposed to Be in California.
He Is Wanted for Killing an Officer
in Denver
DENVER, May 22.—The detectives of
the Wells-Fargo Express company, as well
as the police, arc searching for James M.
Donald, alias "I.os Angeles." Tho police
want him for the murder of Detective
Moore, and the express company for the
Cripple Creek stage robbery. Definite in
formation has lately been obtained that
"Los Angeles" was one of tho gang
which held up the Wells Fargo wagon at
Cripple Creek and carried away $111,000,
On May 16th "Los Angeles" was seen in
Han Francisco in a saioon on Kearney
stroet. A city detective recognized him
as an ex-convict, but not as tho murderer
of the Denver detective. Chief Farringon
has telegraphed to the San Francisco au
thorities, requesting them to make evety
effort to apprehend tho much wanted
m an.
Three days after the murder of Moore
on March 21st. "Los Angeles" walked
into a drug store in Altmnn and pur
chased some salve and some bandages.
At the time he had a bloody cloth
wrapped around his neck and Dr. Leaven
worth asked hi uj how he was hurt. He
said that he had fallen down a shaft. 'Un
wound wns really one inliictcd by De
tctivc Moore who shot "Los Angeles"
after he ran.
Two days after tho bold robbery of the
express company the man disappeared
from Altman, leaving with the two men
who are now Suspected of being the high
waymen. From Cripple Creek McDonald
was traced south to Arizona, and from
thence into California. His capture now
Beams to be a matter of but a few duyfl.
Tho reward on his head is very large.
WORK OF THE FROST
A New York drawer Says the Fruit Crop Is
Ruined
NEW YORK. Mry 22.—A dispatch to
the Post from Buffalo, X. V., says:
Henry Lutts, propictor of the Niagara
River orchards at Voungstown, ono of tho
largest and oldest fruit growers in tho
famous Niagara fruit district, says that
after a careful investigation of the frost
nipped blossoms in the lower lake
fruit belt he is warranted in the
statement that the grrtpe crop will ha a
total failure. The peach orchards will
not yield more than Iv per cent of a crop;
apples, plums and cherries about one
third of a crop, und strawberries are en
tirely destroyed, although a second crop i
may bo expected. Along the lake front
and the Niagara river tho blossoms fared
better, aud fruit men there estimate a
crop of 25 per cent.
A VERY CLEVER FINANCIER
Suit Involving a Million Dollars in
Fresno
How an Agent for an English Syndicate Saw
an Opportunity to "lake Considerable
Honey and Took It
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22.-4 suit
involving tho Laguna do Tache, oi (.ting's
Hivcr ranch, iv Fresno ami Tulare coun
ties, comprising 8000 acres, has boon be
gun In the superior court here.
It is brought by the United trust, lim
iteil, tho Liverpool Mortgage Insurance
company, tho National Insnranoe ami
Guarantee corporation, limited, and the
Canadian and American Mortgage and
Trust company, limited, against tho
Fresno Canal anil Irrigation company, S
.1. Mcnziors holds, asking for a restrain
' ing order to prevent the sale of any prop
erty alluded to in the complaint, nnd tho
setting asido of mortgages and deeds
which are declared fraudulent.
The principal point of tho litigation is
in tho charges mad* by Mr. Mcnzies,
who came to this country in 1880, as an
agent of tho English companies, and
who is now charged with being too much
of a financier to successfully be held
down by his employers.
In IK!Ki Menzics was sent to California
by (ho English corporation to look into
tne Fresno Canal and Irrigation company
and roport upon the desirability of bu/ing
its bonds. Mcnzies mado a favorable re
port and the trust company took $1,001),
--0U0 worth of bonds. In tho meantime
Menzies purchased on his own account
an interest in tho irrigation company
and tbe proceeds from the bonds which
were sold to tho trust company were used
in purchasing the Laguna do Tuchc
ranch for the irrigation ;company.
In giving the trust company Becunty
for the bonds Menzies did not include the
Lugunn do Tacho ranch among the assets
of the irrigation company. Tho trust
company, liowover, diseovercd{thut with
out the Laguna ile Tachc ranch the se
curity given by tho Irrigation jompany is
not sufficient to cover the million dollars'
worth of bonds and now they 'are suing
to.have the ranch made part of the secur
ity for the bonds.
Weather_taday: Fair. -
»ij_er|7 ,s<ne amoun t j
%py*7V/# made from an
expenditure of 25 cents in
The Want Ads the other day
When You Sco It in The Herald It la So.
PRICE FIVE CEiSTS
FRANCE AND VENEZUELA
The Good Offices of Uncle San-
Called For
■ M
TO BEAR THE OLIVE BRANCH
The United States Asked to Act as ai
Intermediary
It Is Hoped That Through This Method Thai
Friendly Relations Will Again Be
Established
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON. May 22,-The
States has again been asked to act as in
teimcdiary in an interntionl complication.
This timo the trouble is between Franc*
and Venezuela, resulting in a complete*
termination of diplomatic relations be-I
twoen them. The French minister at
Caracas recently was given his passports, J
whereupon Franco sent two warships tod
take away her minister and all the lega
tion archives. At the same time France
handed to the Venezuelan minister at
Paris his passports and he summarily d*»i
parted.
The request for the mediation of than
United States is made by the Venezuelan I
government through its minister at
Washington, Senor Andrade. He waa
instructed by the Venezuelan minister of j
foreign affairs a short while ago to re
quest that the United States ambassador
at Paris, Mr. Eustis, be asked to act aa
intermediary in restoring friendly rela
tions between the two countries. Th*
United States legation at Caracas was also
notified of the desire of the Venezuelan
government ana sent a recommendation
to the state department that the office of
intermediary be accepted. Dspurtnient
officials will not discuss the matter, and
it cannot bo ascertained whether instruc
tions have been sent to Ambassador
Eustis. Should this country undertake
the reconciliation it will make two ques
tions in which our officials are interme- I
diaries with European powers in behalf I
of Venezuela. Ambassador Bayard is al- i
ready engaged in effecting a solution of !
tho British-Venezuela question.
The trouble between France and Vena- I
zuela originated about four months ago.
A number of Europeans residing at Cara
ens united in a confidential note to their
respective governments in which they
told of the tax conditions of the govern-j
n out and tho tendency of Venezuelan;
officials to avoid the settlement of claims.
Tho note was signed by the ministers of"
Franoe, Germany, Spain and Belgium.
The Italian minister did not sign it, but'
sent it. to his government for information.
By mischance the "confidential" was
omitted from the note, and Italy pub
lished it, witu tho signatures of the four
ministers. In the Italy green book. Vene
zuela was thus publicly pilloried. She at
once gave their passports to the French,
Spanish und Belgian ministers, but thi"
German minister had left before this in
dignity cor.ld be offered to him. By thii
step Venezuela was almost cut off from
relations with leading nation. Great
Britain withdrew her minister some time
ago because of boundary troubles.
it is witli a view of overcoming this)
isolation that Venezuela asks the kindly
offices of tho United States.
Events of the World, the Nation, Souther*
California and Los Angeles
WEATHER REPORT-l'nited States depart
ment of agriculture weather bureau's
reoort, received at I.oi Angeles May 22,
IS»S.
Places
Lea Angeles
Sun Diego..
K. U Obispo
Fresno
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Forecast—Mny 23.—For Southern California*
Fair: nearly stationary temperature
fresh westerly winds.
Temperature— Report of observations taken
nt ix>s Angeles May 22nd. [Mote—Barometer i
reduced to sea level.)
Bar. A
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■ :()(> n. ui.
i :00 p. in.
87 N
ou I w
Maximum temperature. 73L
Minimum temperature, 4!>.
BY TELEGRAPH—The Tinted States Is askod
to arbitrate the trouble between Veaezu
ela and Franco.. . .Five Tong Hak rebela
wero beheaded in Corea — The bicycle
tournament at Snn Bernardino was a grand
success; some fast time was mado ...The
council of Presbyterians at Fittsbur»con- !
tinued the discussion of the seminary mat
ter.. ..Mexico purposes increasing her rev
enue by imposing a tax on both gold and
stiver bullion people are crowding to
tbe opening of tho Kickapoo reservation;
trouble is expected Sacramento will I
make an innovation iv llie way of a Fourth
of July celebration The marquis ol
Queensberry and his son, who fought in
Loudon, have been placed under peace
bonds — Attorney (icneial Fitzgerald
makes two important decisions concerning
salaries;
ABOUT THE CITY-Interest in the Kreisturn.
test in unabated... The county's finances
... Now suits tiled . .The county legisla
tors transact a cood deal of business....
The lire commissioners' meeting The
oil map Is completed hy the city engineer
....Catalina Yacht club annual meeting
— Chamber of commerce board of dtrec-h
tors' meeting... The social life of a city.... I
Strychnine ends the life of Adolph Roesell
... Court notes of a day Presbytery com.
mission meeting... .Tho architects' aesai.
annual dinner.
COiM/lERCIAL—Henry Clews' financial rmt j
view; heavy European demand for Arner
lean securities.. .Dun's report of local
progress and prospects A drop in pries* *
of exchange oranges ...Excited wheat
market at Now York aud Chteaco...,Black
berries appear at tho fruit stands....Local
conditions.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
ONTAmo-Project of a greater Ontario. |
FOI.LERTOJ? —a botius offered lor a cannery.
Santa Monica—Pleasant weather....Plenty
ol visitors Few cut worms.
PASAOENA-Keccplton by ladies of Presbj>
terian church .. . Preparing for great Decora*
Hon day celebration.
WHERE YOU riAY 00 TODAY
Orpheum Theater, 8 pm.-Hades Upto Dal*.
Kuroank Theater. 8 p. in.—The Llie liuard.
LosAngalMTkutacß v. m,- American QlrL g
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