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CI lft Lines of " Want" %7 1 eJU Advertising In THE HERALD Sunday i If you did not see it In The Herald it did not happen VOL. XLIV. NO. 135 MULE VERSUS ELECTRICITY Exeunt the Former to Make Way for the Latter ITS USEFULNESS NOT PAST Some Practical Remarks by General Manager F. W. Wood Latter-Day Labor-saving Devices Create New Wants and New Industries for Util izing Old Ways and ."leans FOR SALE - MULES— 50 MEDlUM sised mules in good condition for sale by the undersigned; can bo seen at stable cor. Washington st. and Vermont aye. LOS ANGELES RAILWAY CO., E. W. Wood, general manager. To that nart of the reading public who pay the "classified ads" tho compliment of their distinguished attention, tlie above announcement means a visit to the place designated if possession of a mule be needed for business or domestic econ omy; if not, the allurements held out are dismissed with a passing glance. To a newspaper office, on the oontiary, such an "ad" means a possible "story " and so it happened tnat a Herald reporter was dotailed to look the matter up yes terday afternoon. Of course such original and unique phrases as the march of pro gress, the giant strides of civilization, the awe-compelling advance in science all passed through the reporter's minn dur ing tho ride on an electric car, and bofoio the power house was reached a very ies pectab'o amount of maudlin sentiment had been pumped up, which produced a sad picture to the mind's eye of the down-trodden, neglected mulo which is not in it at ail any more as against the subtle, far-reaching force of electricity. There were the poor, patient, affection ate mules —man's faithful friend even though an occasional lit of obstinacy on the one hand, and on tlie other tlie mys terious, inanimate, death-dealing (if not properly handled) electricity. There were the mules who had pulled and hauled nnd tugged more than they could carry, of dirt and rocks, rails and ties in building the very roads over which the festive electric "car now gaily speeds its merry care-free way; and there they were, those long-eared, bray-producing quadrupeds that had outlived tbeir use fulness and been relegated, with the In dians and a few other has-beens, to spending their last days in innocuous desuetude. Their former efforts uoap predate I, their very existence forgotten except that they still retained a capaciity for eating their heads off and they must therefore be sold. Such were the series of affecting pict ures that passed before tbe reporter's mental vision, and a very pretty, senti mental, Helen-Hunt lab story was slowly forming in tlie scribe's alleged brain, when, upon being ushered into the pres ence of the attable general manager of the Los Angeles Railway company, Mr. E. W. Wood, the whole thing was squashed by that gentleman's practical wurds of sound common sense. Mr. Wood said: "Yes, as we apply electricity to the various lines, the mules of course aro no longer of use to us, and so we shall sell them as we find custom ers. Farmers and other people who need mules in their business will linu sixty-odd line animals, in good condition, at our Wasblngon street barns, and we have no fears bin that we shall find buy ers. For all labor-saving devices create new wants, new industries, that have to be met with the very things that are made useless by those same devices. It was the same thing when steam was first introduced. Everybody thought then that there would be nothing left for horses but to die. and yet horses are still used in multifarious ways, and the intro duction of electriity will produce no different results. You know hauling a street car can't be the acme of joy or peine or ease to either horse or mule, and tarm life will he a lot better for tbtni. The woild has marched past them in some directions, it is true, but there are still many avenues of use open to them, in which there isn't half the danger uf or liability to abuse. These mules have been taKon from the Kuhrts and Washing ton streot lines, and those now working on the Ninth street division will soon be out of a job.'' If there was any lingering doubt in the reporter's mind after hearing Mr. Wood's practical remarks, or any desire to cling to the theoretical belief"that those mules were imposed upon or neglected, a visit to the barns dispelled it at once and for-' ever. A livelier, happier crowd of q 1 ad rupeds never were gathered together. There tnoy were in the warm sunlight, big mules and little, young ami old, all sleek and comfortably fat, nodding their beads and Bwishing away flies with their slender tails, blinking lazily and eating if they felt line it. Not one ot them had the appearance ot rebelling at the docree which had taken them out of tho traces in order tnat, the trolloy might bo insti tuted to do their wore in tho way of mo tor power. They didn't look as if they cared whether school kept or not, and the irony of fate had not entered their souls to any marked extent. They were simply taking life as they found it. on the sunny side of Easy street, and were leaving the worrying, if there was any, to the com pany which is paying for their fodder. Saloons Must Be Closed on Sunday NEW YORK, August 23.—At a meeting of the exciso committee of the Wine. Liquor and Beer Dealers' Association of New York and other members of tho association today, a resolution Was adopted declaring that on and after Sep tember I, 1805, all members ot the associ ation shall close their place of business on Sunday, and any member of the association who shall thereafter open his jdace of business in violation of this resolution and in violation of law shall forfeit all bis rights, privileges and bene fits as a member of said association. As special meeting of the association is called for Tuesday, August 27th, for the purpose of taking action on this resolu tion. The (fold Reserve WASHINGTON. Aug. 23.-The treas ury department was informed today of the withdrawal of $035,000 in gold from the sub-treasury in New York for export tomorrow. This will reduco the gold re serve to 1100,829,524. The rvndioate do. posited $2,000,00!.), and $500,000 in gold was added to the reserve from miscellan eous sources. A Parcel Post Necessary LONDON, August 23.—The financial sscrctury of the treasury, Mr. Robert W. Hanbury, replying in the house of com mons today to Mr. John Henniker Hea ton, member for Canterbury, Conserva tive, who has for years past advocated postal reforms and bis scheme lor impe rial ocean penny postage, said that no parcels post existed between Great Brit ain and the United States. Mr. Han bury also said that he regretted the ab sence of such an arrangement,and assured tho .louse that ho would do his utmost to proiecute the efforts ot his predecessor m that direction. BEFORE THE EQUALIZERS Butte County's Soli Is Becoming Worn Out SACRAMENTO, August 23.—At the meeting of the state board ot equalization today Controller Colgan said that Sacra mento had made a sorry showing, as he glanced o'or tho returns. Ho said thrf board had found that many valuable pieces of property were assessed for much less this yenr thun they were last. Equal izer Beamer said that if the 1800,000 as sessment put on this year in the bank of I). O. Mills ,t Co. were deducted, it would bo found that Asjesaor llcrkev bad found as much property as his predecessor, Richard Irvine, had. The case ol Sacra mento will bo considered next Monday. Butte county showed a decrease of .f2'i4, --47,'> from last year's valuation. A great depreciation in toe value of town lots was found in the town of Chico. Deputy Assessor Albert Smith of ltutte said that the wheat land, especially the adobe soil, is becoming worn out. THE WALLER CASE AGAIN France Too Slow to Suit the Department of State It is Desired That the Matter Be Ssttled on Its rierlts as Soon as Possible WASHINGTON, August 23.—Ambassa dor Eustis has made a move in the mat ter of Waller, and has carried out a por tion of the instructions which have been been sent him. Tho ambassador explains in his dispatch that the delay was due to tho absenco of the minister of foreign affairs. The department believes that within a few days the French government will make some response to the request made for the papers in the Waller case. It is recognized at the aepartment that tbe French government is not only Blow, but that tho French people are inclined, to be nettled at the course pursued by the Americans, as shown In the resentment felt because the commander of the Castine failed to salute the French at Tamatuve. It is thought much may be made by the French of this incident, in order still further to delay tbe settlement of the Wal ler case, but it is prob.told that tho Unit ed States authorities will not allow tnese two things to be coupled, but will insist that tho Waller case must be consideretd solely on its merits. Tuo United States bas not recognized the French protector' ate over Mauagascar, nor has it refused recognition. Consul Waller, who is at Tamatave, is only acting consul in one sense, as the United States bas never applied for nor received any exequatur from him. In advising the commander of tbe < 'a-tine not to recogize or salute the French, the department presumes that Mr. Weller lias taken the right course and knows what lie is about, and will act on that assumption until something tt the contrary is learned. Tbo effect of tbe position of the consul and the commander of the Castine may have on the Waller claim is alto gether speculative. If French control is not recognized in tho island, and in fact should be denied by the United States government, it would define clearly the issue, and make tho claim of Waller in disputable from on American point of view, but it is sab' such a position by tlie United States is not necessary to the es tablishment of tbe Waller claim, if Mr. Wa'ler received bis concession from a de facto government. Charges Preferred Against Officials CHICAGO, August 23.—The scandal arising from the death of Patient Pucik at tbe Dunning hospital, has resulted in charges being preferred this afternoon against the following people: President Healy, Superintendent Morgan, Commis sioner, nnd Butcher Evans. The lilinp of charges was begun at 3 o'clock this after noon during the special session of tbe in vestigating committee held at the county commissioner's rooms. Rehearing ol a Big Mining Case SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23.-A peti tion for a -ehearing of tho Hale & Nor cross case was tiled with the supreme court today. The appeal is only from that portion of the decision which decrees tbat Alvinza Hayward and his co-defend ants shall pay $210,000 with interest on account of excessive charges for milling ore. A Genuine Bull Fight DENVER, Colo., August 23.—George Hall and "French" Osborne have signed articles for a finish fight Sunday at Gil lete in connection with tlie Wild West show, another ndvettiseil feature of which is a genuine Mexican bull tight. Thousands on a Strike DUNDEE, August 23. -It is now esti mated that 25,000 mill workers are out on strike. Tlie manufacturers met this af ternoon and signed an agreement not to advance wages under the penalty of $2500 for a violation of this agreement. Cleveland May Touch the Button ATLANTA, Ga., August 23.—1t has been arranged that President. Cleveland will touch the button at Gray Gables on September 18th and set in motion the machinery and unfurl the Hags of the cotton states and international exposi tion buildings. Women Nominated as Legislators SALT LAKE, Utah, Aug. 23.—The Salt Lake county Republican convention to day nominated live candidates, for the state senate and ten candidates for the house of representatives. Among the nominees arc Mrs. Lillie R. Pardee for tbe senate and Mrs. E. B. Wolls for tho assembly. Held for Arson MADURA, Aug. 23.—Tlie preliminary examination of A.Founder, charged with burning tlie postollice block, closed to day. Fournier was held to answer to the superior court in $1000 bonds. Pirates Harass the French MARSEILLES. Aug. 23.—Advices re ceived here from long-King says that the province of Song-Tay is infested with pirates who harass the French troops. Tbe situations said to be serious. Osceola's Fire Visitation OSCEOLA, Aug. 23.—The whole South Side square was burned today witli the exception of the Otceola bank. The loss is over $50,000 and less than $5000 insur ance. The Stromsburg and ShelDy Are companies were called. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 24, 1895.-EIGHT PAGES. STILL AFTER HUNTINGTON A. R. U. Reformers Planning His Rearrest SPECIAL FAIR RATES MADE The San Jose and Alviso Railroad Is Incorporated A New York Line Sold Under a Mortgage. The Southern Pacific Appoints Uren Its Referee Associated Press Special Wire SAN FRANCISCO,Aug. 23.—According to the A. It. U. members and their friends C. P Huntington is still liable to arrest, nnd will be arres ed should he eomo to this city. It is contended that tbe charge against the president of the Southern Pacific was dismissed at the instance of United States District Attor ney Foote and was not done by United States District Judgo Morrow. Hence it is held that Huntington could he arrested here under section 1014 of tne Revised Statutes, by tne mayor, justice of the su preme court, judge of tlie superior court or justice of the peace, it is said that Huntington wants to come to San Fran cisco to select a successor to General Man ager Towns. Superintendent Fillmore is anting manager, but Huntington is cred ited with a desire to make his nephew, H. E. Huntington, Towns's successor. The reformers are planning an anti rail ruaa campaign. A state railroad conven tion is soon to be held and big anti-rail rond meetii'gs are being arranged all over tbe state. AH tlie strength of the reform ers will be concentrated on electing an anti-railroad legislature next year. San Jose and Alviso Road SAN JOSE, Aug. 23.—Articles of in corporation of the San Jose and Alviso railroad wero filel today and a ,SIO,OOO guarantee deposited in tbe First National bank. The company will build a broad guage road from Alviso to San Jose. From San Francisco a regular line of bay steamers will ply to Alviso con veying freight from Oakland, Vallejo, Berkeley and other bay points in oppo sition to the Southern Pacific. Special Rates Secured SACRAMENTO, Aug. 23—The directors of the State Agricultural society have se cured from the Southern Pacific company a concession of special rates for the state fair, which will induce many people to come from various parts of tbe state to witness the splendid racing events which are promises! and take in the display at the pavilion. The special rate which has been secured places the fare from any point to Sacramento at one and one-third the tegular fare for tlie round irip. Washouts In Arizona PHOENIX. A. T„ Aug. 23--Hoavy rains have fallen south and east of here. Washouts are reported on tie Southern Pacific and the Maricopa and Phoenix. One mile of track was carried away last night tivo miles soutli of Tenipe, which delayed the mail twenty-four hours. It also rained here'und to Prescott. Storms accompanied by unusual lightning are reported northwest of here. The Salt and Hassayampa rivers are bank full. Railroad Sold Under ITortgage OSWEGO, N. V., Aug. 23.—Pursuant to an order of Justice Charles E. Parker of the supreme court the Southern Central railroad was sold under mortgage fore closure here today by Referee F. C. Hill. The property was knocked down to the stockholders reorganization committees for $1,000,000 in cash which was paid on tbe spot. Will Act as Expert SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 23.-Charles E. LTren of Grass Valley has been selected by the Southern Pacific as its expert to form part of the commission to settle the disputes between tho railioad and miners over mineral lands. Tlie miners have not yet named a man to act for them. Killed Her Sister for Money MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23.—Mrs. Lore Perkins was arrested late last flight charged with the murder of her sister, Mrs. Louise Hawkins, to obtain $7000 life insurance. Mrs. Hawkins died on Aug ust 9*h, four hours after the overturning of a lamp near her bed, where she lay ill. The police refuse to disclose their evi dence. The sisters were widows. Train Robber Arrested NORTH PLATTE, Neb., Aug. 23.— George W. Ostrander of Lincoln county, a farmer arrested for complicity in the Union Pacific holdup near Brasy Island, has been fully identified by the'cngineer of the tiain. A large quantity of ammu nition was found on Ostrander's person. A full-blooded Siberian bloodhound be longing to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad waa put on the trail of the jobbers today. Microbes to Be Electrocuted PITTSBURG, Aug. 23.—Pr. CC.Wylie, a well-known physician of this city, pro poses to destroy typhoid foyer and other disease cernis in water by electrocuting the water. His plan, as announced, is to turn a powerful electric current into tlie water, thereby killing all germs in it. Dr. Wylie says it can bo done. Other physic ans here are discussing the pro ject favorably and experiments on the lino of Dr. Wylie's ideas will be made. Burglars at Santa Rosa SANTA ROBA, Augustus A gang of burglars who have been operating in tbo vicinity of this city began work hero last night. The saloon of Christian Jndd was entered and $26 and some liquor und cigars taken. During tho past ten days many houses have been robbed at Sebas topol. There is thought to he an organ ized band, and several attempts have been made to enter houses in this city. Sentenced to Be Hanged FORT SMITH, Ark., August 2.1.-In the United States court today Judge Far ker sentenced Thomas J. Thornton to be hanged Wednesday, October 9tb. Thorn ton killed his brother-in-law, John Ortur, at Bartldsville on March iilst. Uncle Sam's Cash Box WASHINGTON, August 23.—Today's statement of the condition of the treasury shows: Available cash balance, $182,150, --380; gold reserve, $101,754,515. Hot Blooded Attorney Arrested SANTA BARBARA, Cal., August 23.- W. S. Mesick of Montecito bas been ar rested for an assault with a deadly weap on on Luis Romero, a boy about 18, Romero passed Mesick's place and sa luted him with a "good morning," whereupon Mesick struck at him with an ax, the blade of which entered his arm. Mesick mistook him for another person whom he had had trouble with. Mesick is a brother of tho .ate Judge Mesick of San Francisco and was himself a leading attorney until a few years ago, when ho settled on tho claim back of Montecito. Pat Crow flay Have Been the Leader CHICAGO, Aug. 23.—The noted perado,Pat Crow, is thought here to have been the leader of the gang which held up the Union Pacific overland flyer be tween Brady Island and Gothenburg, Nob., Tuesday. Attorney Foster, who defended Crow for the shooting of Police men Linville and llrisco, in this city in IMO. saw and conversed with him here on July 2K. Crnw at that time attempted to borrow sniticient money to take him to Omaha. That lie was on the lookout for just such a job is evident, from fi's conversation with Ins former lawyer. He Is reported to have said to .Mr. Foster that lie was in the train robbing busi es", as that was the only line left open for him now. Attempt to Blow Up a Train BUTTE, Mont., August 23.—An at tempt was made last night by some un known miscreant to blow up the 10:.">() o'clock east bound Northern Pacific train by placing a stick ol dynamite in a frog at a junction half a mile east of the city. Nearly the whole train passed over the dynamite before it exploded. Tho last coach, filled with passengers, was badly shattered, but no one was injured. Exhibits for the Atlanta Pair SAN FRANCISCO,August'23. -Pivecar loads of the California exhibits at the At lanta exposition lefl for that city this af ternoon. The balance will go forward in a few days. Arrangements have been made to shin fresh fruit every few days after the opening of the exposition on September 18th, so that tne exhibit will always appear attractive. After Fillmore's Qore SAN FRANCISCO, August 23.—An drew Collins, a discharged Southern Pa cific laborer, visited tho general offices of the company this afternoon for the avowed purpose of killing Superintendent I'illmore, who is acting as general man ager. A railroad detective arrested tho crank. CHICAGO DRAINAGE CANAL Its Probable Effect, if Built, Upon Lake Michigan A Very Important Problem Which the Report of Army Engineers flay Help to Sol ye WASHINGTON, August 23.—Tlie report of the board of army engineers appointed by lhe sejretary ot war to examine and report on tne effcet the Chicago drainage canal would flave on the waters of Lake Michigan, has been received at tbo war department. It is probable that it will not be made public until the return of Secretary Lamont, who is expected Sat urday evening. Very little can be learned as to the contents of tlie report, although it is understood tbat it Mnds that tho ca nal would probably reduco the average level of Lake Michigan about six inches and possibly Lake Huron the same. This lower level, no doubt, would oo objection able to the shipping interests, but the fact that the lake has varied from one cause or another, such as lack of rainfall or unusual evaporation, more than a foot in different years, ships have bean built with a view to accommodate themselves to this reduced level. It is understood that tne ptsition taken by the board is that the former variations are such as not to make this reduction of six inches of very great importance. It is therefore probable tbat the building of tlie canal will not be stopped by the government, though certain restrictions may be later determined upon so as not to create any great want of water. The board of engineers consisted of Colonel l'oe, Major Kuffner and Major Marshal. Colonel l'oe recently stateu that tbe effect of the outflow of the lakes could not be accurately told, but tho out flow through tlie canal might raduoe tho lake level from tnree to ei_-ht inches. Tho present flow through tho St. Clair river is about 225,000 cubic feet per sec ond, and through Niagara river about 265,00U cubic feet per second. According to the best available data tlie drainage canal would carry off about 10,000 cubic feet per second, 'lhe mean annual fluctu ation between high and low water in the lakes duo to natural cuses, varied from 1.2 feet in Lake Superior to 2.7 in Lake Ontario. Major Kuffner has inti mated that the lowering of the lake level would nut extend 8-10 of a foot. The Lake Carriers' association is making every effort to prevent the building of tlie canal, and has got the co-operation of tho Canadian engineers ami the Canad ian shipping interests in opposing any steps that would result in lowering the lake levels. Of course. Lake Michigan is wliol.y in the United States, but it is claimed that Lake Huron would be gov erned by tho level of Lake Michigan, and it is a border lake. In addition, it is urged that the lowering of too water in both Lake Huron and Michigan may, on account of tbe reduced outflow, have a similar effect on Lakes Erie and Ontario. Lake Super'or could only be affected by a considerable loweilng of the water, which might, cause a greater outflow in the St. Mary's river. Biz British Battleship PORTSMOUTH, August 23.—The bat tle ship Prince George, of 14,900 tons, de signed to carry four twelve-inch guns, four iwelve-inch <[uick-liring guns and twenty-eight smaller quick-liring guns, has been launched here. The Duke ana Duchess of York were present at the cer emony and the new warship was christ ened by the duchess. The Prince George will have a nominal speed of eighteen knots, 12,000 indicated horse power and five torpedo ejectors. Her length is 890 foet, extreme bea.n 37.8, mean draft 2s feet, and :ho forms part of the nine battle ships of tlie >nme type provided fot in tho naval programme of 1894-96. Sentenced for a Long Term SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23. —Louisa Worthington was today sentenced to twe.ity-live years in San Qucntin for the murder of Hany BaJdfley, This was the second trial. Tlie defendant alleged insanity in snooting her lover, and said she waa urged to shoot by uer husband. ' Poolrooms Arc Lanful SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23.—The pool room proprietors triumphed over the raco track officials today. Judge Wallace de cided tbat pool rooms were not in viola tion of any existing ordinance. THE SHOOINCI OF SOME PEOPLE DID NOT AVAIL THE RIOTS AT KU CHENG Viceroy Liv Is Appointed to In vestigate Them IS PERSONA NO.N GRATA And Accused of Complicity in the Out rages s dreat Britain Believed to Be Inclined to Use the United States as a Catspaw Associated Press Special Wire. LONDON, Aug. 23.—A dispatch from Shanghai says th»t the members of the commission which recently left F'oo Chow for Chang Tv to investigate the recent massacre of missionaires there aro virtu ally prisoners. Commander Newell of the United States cruisor Detroit has gone to Chang Tv to conslt with J. C. Hixon,United States consul at Foo Chow, a leading member of the commission, about landing marines for his protection and that of the other commissioners. A dispatch from Shanghai published in tho Pall Mall Gazette this afternoon says tho utmost indignation prevails among tlie members of tho foreign colony at lhe appointment of the formerly degraded Viceroy Liv, regarded as the originator of the Cheng Tv riots, to investigate the outrages and the causes thereof. LONDON, Aug. 23.—A special received here from Shanghai says that many Chi ncie converts were butchered when the American mission outside F'oo Chow was attacked and the chapd and school were wreaked by the infuriated mob. The dispatch adds that tho Chinese officials are jubilant at tho defeat of the efforts of tho American and British consuls to ob tain an Inquiry in the massacre. It is aho said that the delay is giving the Chinese time to prepare a defense for the prisoners. VICEROY LI'J In His Appointment Foreigners Have a flood Cause of Complaint WASHINGTON. Aug. 23.—1t is said at the state department that if the report is tru3 that Vicetoy Liv bas besn appoint ed to investigate the Cheng Tv or Ku Cheng riots, then the foreigners have good cause for complaint. If the report do true it is probable both tlie British and American governments will protest Viceroy Lin was governor of tho province in which Cheng Tv is situated and he is said to have been euilty of gross negli gence, which by some persons was regard ed as amounting to complicity in the Chinese riots of last Jane. There are a great many men in China named Liv and it is thought possible that there has been a confusion of names. Naval officials, though without information themselves, arc inclined to discredit the information ill the dispatch. Acting Secretary McAdoo said it was observed that dispatches of this character came by way of London, while aeotuer high naval olticer said that there was an evident intention on the part of Great iiritain in the whole Ku Cheng affair to get tho United States government, to pull chestnuts out of the tire, and pointed to the fact that there did not seem to be any anxiety on the part of Great liritain to land troops or to be unduly hasty to force an explanation. Tne navy depart ment thought that if Commander Newell had gone on any such mission the gov ernment would huvo been notified. It was also said that marines had scarcely ever been landed at the request of any consul, especially when there is a minis ter in the country. However, should there be trouble ol the kind indicated, the United States has a strong force in Asiatic waters. Seven ships are available, some of them good cruisers, our fleet including tlie Balti more (flagship), the Charleston, Detroit, Yorktown, Machias, Monocacy and Con cord. The last named four are not very formidable, though good fighting ships. Tlie new cruiser Olympia will leave for the Asiatic station in a very short time, us she is now being coaled in San Fran cisco. The Barnes-Magoun Case TRENTON, N. J„ August 23.—John Albert Barnes today instituted proceed ings for divorce against his wife, Helen Edith Barnes, naming ex-Mayor Frank A. Magoun us co-respondent. Barnes asks for the custody ol his daughter, Beryl, who is now with her mother in New York. Hint Thieves Inducted CARSON, Nev., August 23. — The United States grand jury brought in an indictment against John T. Jones today af noon. Henry Pipar and James Heney wero also indicted. These arc the men accused of tiie mint robberies. Spauldlng's Proposed Cable SAN FRANCISCO, August if—The trustees ol the chamber of commerce met today to listen tv the plans ol Z. S. Sp ml.ling, who proposes to lay a cablo between the United States and Hawaii. Tli ese present promised to aid tbe project financially by subscribing for stock. Mamie Nolan Acted Queerly SACRAMENTO, August 23.—Tonight a young woman named Mamie £olan was arrested on ,1 street while flourishing a revolver and threatening to commit sui cide. She was Walking the street bate fooled, and said she had had trouble with her landlady, who Keeps a respectable lodging house. The police were undecid ed whether th» girl was drunk o* insane. She was locked up. TEMPLARS' CONCLAVP Extensive Preparations flade at Boston for Reception and Comfort BOSTON, Aug. 23.—Every possible precaution to protect visitors and citi zens at the coming conclave of the Knights Templar ara being taken by the authorities here. The detective and po lice forces have been greatly augnien ted and there are detectives here from tho principal cities in the United States. Every avenue of ingress is being carefully watched anil orders have been given that all suspicious characters be arrested. On Monday every policeman must report for duty. Thioughout the week the entire police force will be detailed to different places at the gatherings and parades. Several stands erected for the parade will have to be pulled down and rebuilt. Chief of Police Eidridge has arranged to have members on the Red Cross ambu lance carps stationed near the line of marcii next Tuesday in ease of emer gency. If it should rain heavily on Tuesday the parade will not take place. The banners and expensive regalia of the knights make it out of the question to parade in the rain, and to postpone the parade until Wednesday would also be impossible, as the laws of the order [ire vent any parading while the conclave is in session, except in case of escort duty. The decorating of the city is proceeding with unabated zeal. The advance guards are beginning to arrive. The lirst detach ment of 100 delegates from Nebraska ar rived at noon and were escorted to head- I quarters. SPANISH EDITORS ANNOYED Don't Like America's Attitude Toward tbe Insurgents They Believe That the Troops Will Be Able to Crush the Rebellion in a Few Months MADRID, Aug. 23.—1n regard to the news that Estrada Talma and other Cuban insurgent leaders are allowed to hold meetings in Forester hall "with the Hag of the Cuban republic flying along with tbe Starß and Stripes, calumniating Spain, her aimy and Cuba, collecting money nnd recruiting for the rebel army, " as announced in a dispatch re ceived here by the Imparcial, says: "The government of America and its representatives may think as they like of the mode of understanding that neutral ity to which they are bound, but outside of them thete is no man who supports fair play who will not censure the cond uct of the United States. If they con tinue to authorize such means in which Spain and Iter army are insulted and funds collected for expeditions against us, our course is clear and Europe shall be made acquainted with how tlie United States understand their international ob ligations. Deeds and not wjrds, ft".ts and not promises arc what we want. Let us sacrifice everything rather than the honor of the country. Let us rush to the most ex treme disasters if such is our lot, but let us not either ho deceived or degraueil by any weakness." The ssmi-otticiai Bl Naoional says that the government bas decided to dispatch 11)0.000 men and all the ships necessary to blockade the i iland of Cuba and crush the rebellion during the lirst months of lHyti. General Salcerio has arrived at Corunna. He states that it is only a ques tion of time when Campos will sweep the rebels into the sea. THE NEWS OF THE DAY BY TELEGRAPH—New regulations for tho payment of troops—The Waller case bothers the department of stato very much—New complications in the Durrant case—Tlie Futurity contests at Sheepsbead buy today; list of the starters and jockeys—China appoints Viceioy Liv to investigate the Ku Cheng riots and John Bull dees not like it—A plan to electrocute bu"illi evolved by a Pittsburg physician—The A. R. tj. still pursuing Magnate Huntington—o. W. Wtntbrop ac quitted of the murder of Mrs. Jen nie Matthews—A Woodland robber makes a small but easy haul —Happy valley unhappy because Chinese la borers are employed—Exhibits for the Atlanta fair leave San Francisco— A movement to lioom Judge Caldwell for the presidential nomination on the Republican ticket—Plans for a Chicago drainage oanal and its proba ble efiect upon the lakes—Spanish ed itors annoyed at the attitude of the United States toward Cuban insir gents. ABOUT THE CITY. —Four supreme court decisions received here for tiling —An accretion to the city's holdings of real estate; lots delinquent for taxes—A select.on is made; the Fifth ward school problem is solved—The city council in adjourned session— The Hook people win; Eighth street to have an electric railway—C. D. Piatt surrendered by his bondsmju— The Weather" Today Will Be Warm . Per Cent is the gain | n want " ads Over last year in August THE HERALD is the great "Want" ad medium PRICE FIVE CEXTS RED ROCK AND BLUE ROCK Cut a Figure in the Durrant Case Somehow SINCE CROCKER IS A JUROR Attacks on the Police and the Press tt) Be Defensive Tactici Three "New Women" Acquit the Murderer Upon Opinions Derived From Hie Facial Expression Aisociatod Press Special Wlro SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23.—The pre seiuition in the case of Theodore Durrant, charged with the murder of Blanche La niont, is in fresh trouble over an accepted juror. The cause of the dissatisfaction is the business connections of Juror Na -Iti an Crocker. He owns a red rock quarry which has not been in operation sinco the Rattier test has been used to determine the re spective merits of red and blue rock for concrete woik In pavements. The board of supervisors is at present in favor of blue rock, but the red rock contractors are making a vigorous light for the ac ceptance of their stone. Attorney Dick inson, of counsel for Durrant, 1b also at torney for the majority on the board of supervisors. He is credited with influence over his clients nnd the prosecution feara tills will detract from Crocker's useful ness as a juror. Tne basis of the objec tion to Crocker is tbat, alter his accept ance, facts came to light,which, if known before, would have caused the prosecu tion to challenge him. It is now considered certain tbat Dur rant will be a witness in his own behalf. It is saia that this determinaticn waa reached after Mrs. Leak came forward aa a witness, sUting that she had seen Dur rant and Blanche Lamont enter the church together on the day Blanche dis appeared. From questions asked venire men by defendant's counsel it is believed that at least six persons will corroborate Dun-ant's alibi statement. It has boon known that the defense would make a> vigorous attack on the police and seek to show that they had treated Durrant un fairly. It is now said that the plan of the defense also includes an attack on newspaper men. and that their unrelia bility will be alleged. No progress waa made today in tbe court proceedings in Durrant's trial. Over forty veniremen were examined, but none were accepted. The case will be resumed on Monday. Among the visitors to Theodore Dur rant. ono day this week were three ladies, who were introduced by the accused medical student's mother. They were Mrs. (>. E. Banks of Stockton, Miss F. E. Burnett of Lo» Angoles and Mrs. A. Davidson of Boston, who went to the jail with the sole purpose of studying him. They claim to be students of human nature. They believe that when they turn tbeir eagle eyes on a man they can read his sou). After a careful study of all his points their verdict was ''Inno cent: innocent as an angel." Durrant was rather surprised when tho delegation arrived, as he is not accus tomed to so many lady callers all at once. He was tired when they left, and yet relieved. In speaking of tlie visit to the jail, Mrs. Davidson, the spokes woman of the party, said : "We did not go to the jail as most peo ple go to see a prisoner. With us it was to study for ourselves a young man charged with such revolting crimes. In stead of being a devil we found hira an in offensive, mild person, utterly incapable of tho crimes of which he is charged, i There is nothing in the facial expression, i poise of the head or physique of the man to indicate an' evil character. That young man is innocent and no matter what evidence they may unearth,or what tho verdict of tho jury may be, I shall always believe him so. It is a sin to con line him—a downright sin." Miss Burnett claims to represent a Los Angeles newspaper, but she would not say what one. To Save Trouble in the Truckea SACRAMENTO, Aug. 23 Attorney. General Fitzgerald today Oronght suit on behalf of the people of the state of California against the Truckee Lumber com puny, located at Trjckee, and the State Line company, corporations, to ro« strain them from putting sawdust and other mill refuse in the Truckee river, to tlie injury of the lish therrin. The Gunirv Hotel Engineer Arrested DENVER, August 2;'.—The police aavo been notified of the arrost of Elmer Loese chcr, the missing engineer of the Gnmry hotel, at Antonitu, in the southwestern part of the state. It is alleged that he admits tli.it ne, and he plone, is response itile fur tlie ilisnster by which twenty-two lives were sacrificed. Loesecher will ha brought to Denver immediately. Mula versus electricity ; a talk with. General Manager Woou of the Los Angeles Railway company—A couple of youtnful thieves rob a second-hand clothing siore—The proprietor of the Requ na stables stabbed—News from tho oil field—lntrepid hotel men stir ring up interest in the Fiesta of 189t» ' —The Sunset club's regular meeting last night—Meeting of the manufact urers yesterday afternoon—Professor olesson and the horses last night—A ensoof suicide at Wilmington--Mrs.V/. J'audnan is in a quandary. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PASADENA.--Russian Jews in the re cord cr's court — Peck breaks his arm. POMONA.—The boaid of equalization raises assessments. SAN BERNARDINO.—Fighting the dis reputable nouses— Boleomb valley i mines SAN PEDRO.—The agony of a French man who swallowed arsenic. SANTA MONICA.—The body of young Langworthy not yet recuvereu—Mate rial for the Santa Fe wharf. WHERE YOU MAY GO TODAY ORPHEC M.—Matinee and at 8 p.m. ; vau« deville. BURBANK.—Matinte ana at 8 p.m.; Tha . Froth of Society. HAZARD'S PAVILION.-At 8 p.m.j (ileasun and the horses. LOS ANGELES THEATER.—Matins* aud at 8 p.m.; Too Much Johnson.