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NO FLAG BUT "OLD GLORY"
No Bloody Shirt or Hatred of Yankecdom LOOKING AT BATTLEFIELDS Occe They Were Enemies, Cut Now Comrades and Brothers ■nterprising Chattanoogans Convince Visitors Tbat the nuch-Vauntcd Southern Hospitality Is a Reality Asscciatcd Press Special Wire. CHATTANOOGA, Term., Sept. 17.— Feoplc aro pouring into this region to ■ight almost as L tbiek nnd fast as they did thirty-thrje years ago. But they are not all ram this timo and they are not though some of the veterans both of the north and tho south are at tlred in their old army regimentals. Many of these old fellows have their wives and children with them, and they have been looking over the battlefield where they fought so fiercely thirty-three yean ago. No one will ever know tne number of people that have come here from all parts of tho north and south. General Boyntan said today that the visitors wero strung along from Sharman Heights to the fur end ef Chickamauga. All the hotels, inns, taverns and board ing houses are full and thousanus arc Oamping where tlie.y camped on tlio night of the 17th of Soptcmber, 1303. The passenger agent of the railway leading to tbe Chickamauga battlelield today ■ aid that his road had hauled not less than 5000 people there today. This was not nearly all who went out. Many went out on the electric car lines and then took carriages. ' Chickaraauga's citizens have, thrown tho town open to the visitors, and if any of them did at one time feel a hatred foi' ''Yankeedom" it has long since died out. Everything that human ingenuity could devise for the comfort of the old soldiers has been done by the enterprising dwell ers in Cnattunooga. A good many governors came to tuo city today ana more will follow tomorrow morning. The Ohio visitors niado v grand demonstration on the arrival ql Governor Mckinley. He came lroin Knoxville over the Southern road and was met at the depot by tbe Ohio com mission with carnages, a military band, the Toledo cadets und the Fourteenth regimont. Ohio National guard, lie was escorted to the homo of Hon. Clay F.vans, whose guest he will bo during his stay here. Governor Altgeld of Illinois, accom panied by Adjutant-General Orendortf, his staff and tho Illinois commission, came in this afternoon from Chicago. Governor Matthews, with Ins staff and Colonel N. Walker, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Hepablic. ar rived this morning. Vice-President Stov enson and family cniuo in late tonight via tho Cincinnati Southern railway and proceeded at once by special train to their quarters at Lookout Inn. Ho was met at the depot by the Second battalion and Nnshville battery of Tennessoo National guard. The arrangements for the dedica tion of the battle lield of Chickamauga have been completed. Tomorrow's exer cises will bo confined to the dedication of the various state monuments und the formal turning over ot them to the na tional government. The states that will dedicate their monuments tomorrow aio Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indi ana, Mississippi and Missouri. The Society of the Army of the Cum berland will meet in the morning at 11 o'clock. Colonel J. 1). Morgan of Illinois will preside. In honor of the greet historical events which aro to take place here the Chat tanooga Timos will issue three memorial editions beginning tomorrow that will contain over lUO newspaper pages. It will contain a complote history of the exercises and 100 illustrations. Among the prominent people who have con tributed to the enterprise nro Generals H. V. lioyntaii, \V. S. Eosecrans, Charlos A. Dana and other notable survivors of the war. TESTED GUN AND ARMOR A Successful Trial by the Navy De part meat WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. —A successful test was made today of the 13-incb gnu for the navy, as well as tho structure of the battleships on which the heavy armor is bolted. Tho plate was the same as was used in the test two weeks ago, When it withstood the shots from thg 12-inch gun save for having been crockea down the middle. Tho plate was fourteen inches thick and of Harvoyized steel. 11 was fastened to a structure representing the side of a battleship. In today's test a-Wheeling-Sterling armor piercing shell weghlng 1100 pounds was lirod from a 13-IPcb ritle, with 480 pounds of powder, a d isranco of 1)80 feet, wtlh a velocity of 1800 foot per second. It struck the plate on that portion on injured by the previous shots, cracked it into three jdeces, penetrated tho plate and bulk heads sup l otting il and disappeared in the sand. There was no doubt expressed among the naval officials that thu shot would have penetrated any armor made, and in a ship eanippsd with a plate like that tested today the opinion was that the sho: would have penetrated tho ship and knocked the plato off on tho opposite side. While the plato was penetrated, yet the of.'.cers said tho fact that il was cut through so cleanly and so little shattered proved it was'equal to any yet made. It has heon claimed that if a snot should pieroo an armor plate that the structural portion of the ship to which the plate was bolted would be damaged for twelve or fifteen feet along the ship's side. The shot today upset this theory, as it damaged t io structure only locally. There was Borne discussion as to whether a ship could be saved from sinking aftor being pierced by such a shot, tho impres sion being that if a ship did not sink she would surely bo disabled. A test was also begun of the Colt's automatic rifle, which Urns 400 shots per second. It will have to undergo a tost of 800 shots without stopping. PRISON REFORMERS Interesting Papers Read Before the National Association DENVER, Sept. 17.-The National Trison association this morning heard tho report of the committee on prison discipline, which was handed in separ atsly by the threo members, William Jackson of Michigan, Henry George of Kentucky and B. W. Lvnn of Massachus etts. Mr. Jackson advocated good food and cleanliness, with division into three grades, according to behavior, in the matter ol privileges. Mr. George told how successful bad been the banishment of the strap from his institution. A man who does not understand that a prison is a reforma tory is no man to guard and superintend convict*. ill. Lynn likes the undetcrminato sen tones in connectlon witli a ticket of leave system, lie believe I in straps in s imo cases. A numbT of others took part in the discussion of the subject. 'firs afternoon the report of the stand ing coniniitttee on discharged prisoners was read by Key. Samuel J. Barrows, preaidont (if tho Massachusetts society. It described the discharged prisoners societies In Europe, a-* ho had observed Ihem. These societies looked after the question of whether tho convict saved his money while in prison and how be spent his savings when released. Every clloit Was made to give him a new start. A paper 01 Ihe homo of industry estab lished by Mrs. Darcambel of Detroit, was read by Chaplain Ilickox. President Cos'tello, superintendent of the house of refuge, Cincinnati, read tho report of the committee on preven tion ami reformatory wors. Rev. J. ft. Crookor of Helena. Mont., spoke at the evening session on the Eth ical Aspect of Crime, which aspect, he contended, was the only point to view it from, ; n prison and out of prison. The criminal was to be looked at as a man, not as a monstrosity. Joe Jefferson's Popularity NEW YORK, Sept. 17 Tne popularity of Joseph Jefferson, tbe veteran actor, ond the esteem in which he is held by tho members cf his profession were amply attested by a meeting neld at Wal dorf hotel this evening by a number of prominent theatrical people, at which it was decided to tender Mr. Jefferson a reception at one of the pvmcipul thoaters and to present him with a testimonial. Daniel I'robman was chairman and Fran cis Wilson, Nat Goodwin, John Drew, Edward Southern, Mrs. Kidder, Miss Alice Fisher and Miss Ellta Proctor Otis were appointed a committee to proparo for the event. It is probable that the testimonial will tako the form of a loving OU)t, to be secured by 60-oent donations by members of the profession. GRAND LODGE OF I. 0. 0. F. Attempt to Make a Change in Secret Work Unsuccessful Numerous Appeals—Attempt for Uniform Password and Crip for Subordinate end Rebekah Lodges ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 17.— Tho sovereign grand lodga, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, met tnis morning at U o'clock. Tho grand sire appointed the following special committee on buildings and halls: J. Otis Humphrey, Illinois; S. T. Parson, Missouri; A. S. Pinkerton, Massachusetts; A. C. Cable, Ohio, and Francis N. Rea of Pennsyl vania. The duty of the committee is to report the condition of buildings and halls. Louis Van Norton, rapresentati % - c from lowa, attempted to have a radical change mado in tlie secret work of the order. He offered a resolution that a universal pass word anil grip be adopted for the initiatory degree in subordinate and Rebekah lodges: that a committee of three past grand sires be appointed to lormuhite the pass word and grip. Ob jection was mado and the resolution was referred to the proper committees. Reso lutions bcarinc on the same subject wore introduced by Indiana and Pennyslvania representatives. Tho Arkansas ' delega tion is making a strong effort to secure tho next session of the sovereign grand lodge for Hot Springs. A resolution to this effect was offered, but it was laid over until Thursday morning at 1) o'clocic. The grana sire appointed Colonel M. F. Dows. editor of tho Odd Fellows Souvenir, of St. Lonis, as the reporter of Ibis session. A number of appeals came up from grand lodges in New York, Massachus etts, llritish Columbia and California, but in all cases the recommendations of the commictoe were adopted. There was a big parade this afternoon. Reply riade Public SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.—The re ply of the Stato Mining association to the proposition of the Southern Pncliic com pany for a compromise of the dispute over mineral lands was mado public to day. The committee having the matter in charge agrees to tho proposition that two experts shall be appointed to decide as to the character of the lands, Dut where tho two experts shall fail to agreo they shall appoint a third one,a majority vote to bo binding. It is also Stipulated that both partiesjdiscontlnue all efforts to either patunt or protest the issuance of patents to disputted land until the ex perts have reported. It is stated that A. 11. Ricketts intends tv resign from the committee, and that President Keff and Secretary Ralston arc not desirous of re election. The Philadelphia flint PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17,-Superin tondent Kretz will commence tomorrow tlio coining of double eagles from tlio millions of dollars in gold bullion now Btored in tbe vaults of the mint in this city. Tne press has a capacity of 18,000 pieces v day, which, by working to its full capacity will give an output of over $10,000,003 a mouth. This course will bo pursued by the superintendent as the reserve gold fund iv the institution is now quite low. and because t f tlie weekly shipments to New York and other cities it is desired to replenish them. A Hartager Suicides SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.—A. J. T.owis, manager fur tne jewelry firm of Bbree & Co., was found dead in tne bath room of his homo lute this afternoon. He had stabbed himself in the heart half a dozen times with a carving knife and it corn knife. lie has been sick for a long time, and it is believed that he was deranged, as no other reason so far as Known could prompt him to such a deed. Record Breaker at Home PROVIDENCE, R. I„ Sept. 17.—Mor ton Dnxbuiy, who started from the city hall on April 2d to ride to San Francisco, has returned, having lowored tho trans continental record from 69 days 11 hours to 18 days IS hours. Duxbury is the f.rst wheelman to make the trip to the coast *© coast and return, and tho only one to cross the great desert.a feat attempted by Thomas Stevens several years ago. riammoth Lumber mils Burnred DECATUR, Ala., Sept. 17.—At 11:.10 o'clock tonight a disastrous lire started in the manufacturing district along the river front. Soon the mummoth lumber mills and lumber yards of 11. S. Freeman were burnuj with millions of feet of lum ber, also many empty and loaded cars. N. B. Hall & Sons' basket fuctory and Olive hotel ara threatened. Stanley an Editor NKW YORK, Sept. 17.-Henr/ M. Stanley, M.P., and oxplorer.has accepted tho appointment of associate editor of Bishop William Taylor's monthly pictor ial publication. Illustrated Africa. It wns during bis recent visit to New York, en route to Canada, that Mr. Stanley be came associated with Bishop Taylor in the present work. Hayken Indicted SALT LAKE Sept. IV.—The grand jury today indicted Martin Hayken who was arrested bore yesterday in connection with furniture contract investigation. He was released on 50000 bail. LOS AITChHXES IIERALD: WEDNESDAY 3IOITXIXG, SEPTEMBER 18, 1895. THE BELLIGERENCY OF CUBA No Forma! Application Yet Made for Its Recognition Full Discussion ol Benefits Received There from-Must First Have De Facto Government WASHINGTON, Sept. 17.—Save vague newspaper reports nothing is known at tho stato department of the intention of this government or otner American re publics to recognize the belligerency of the Cuban revolutionists, and it is quite certain that no formal application for sucb recognition at the hands of the United States has been made up to this time. It is not perceivod here how the insur gents can reap any substantial advantages at this timo from such recognition, and the only comtort that they woula derive would be from the moral effect of an as sent by tbe independent power to the proposition that they had assumed state hood. During the previous revolution in Cuba several of the South and Central American republics did recognize the belligerent rights of the insurgents, but no benefit was derived therefrom. 11l the present case if Mexico gave such recogni tion as is reported, aside from the moral effect, the practical result would be to stop the Spaniards from using Mexican soil or resources to operate ngainst tho insurgents. They could not buy any war vessels or equip any with munitions of war in Mexican ports, and Mexico would simply stand exactly neutral toward botti parties. As it is reported that Spain is now fitting out some small craft in tho United States to aid in the block ade of tbe Cuban coast, their proceedings would have to be slopped at once if the United States should extend recognition to the insurgents. Either side could ship all the arms and munitions of war they erred to buy m the United States to Cuba provided they go out as simple merchan dise on regular merchant shins and are not accompanied by a t'ocreof men whose object is plainly to arm themselves there with for hostile operations after leaving our waters, but as this can now be law fully done recognition would not extend any privilege not possessed by the insur gents. Aa far as tiio United States is con cerned, however, it took such a por nounced stand in the caso of the late Brazilian insurrection that it could scarcely recognize the insurgents in the ease of Cuba at present without a com plete reversal of its position. It has been Held that to entitle them to recognition the insurgonts must set up a seat of gov ernment aud maintain it; thai they must issue money and must possess v navy to niaiie effectual any blockade they wish to establish; In short they most have an actual de facto government. The state de partment is not notified that any of these requirements havo been met by the Cubans. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE- One Hundred and Fifty Members Banquet CINCINNATI, 0., Sept. 17.-The So ciety of tho Army of tha Tennessee ad journed belore noon to attend the recep tion by citizens of Cincinnati at tbe Zoo logical gardens. St. Louis was selected as the place for tho next annual meeting. General 0, O. Howard was chosen as orator. A resolution was adopted to erect a statue to U. S. Grant at Wasnington, D. On and ask the co-operation of con gress. The following officers were elected: President, G. M. Dodge of Iowa; corresponding secretary, General Andrew Hickenlooper of Cincinnati; recording secretary. Colonel Cornelius Cadle of Cin cinnati; treasurer, General M. E. Eorce, Ohio Soldiers' home, Sandusky. After tho banquet tonight the members of the Army of the Tennessee will take a special train for Chattanooga to participate in tbe dedication of the national park at Chickamauga. Tonight in the great dining room of the Grand hotel 150 members of tho Army of the Tennessee, with their wives and daughters, sat down to a sumptuous banquet. President G. M. Dodge, the master of ceremonies, had seated near him General Horace Porter, General Soho ricld, General Howard and Colonel Fred Grant, Never nt any previous meeting of the suciety vote the after dinner speeches more uniformly eloquent and never at any subsequent meeting will it be possi ble for the speeches to be listened to with more spontaneously closo attention or with mure enthusiastic interest. There was a peouliar felicity in tlie ar rangament of the toasts. First cume The Roll Call, responded to by Captain liyers; The Flae, Gcncial Portor; What We Fought For, Captain J. B. Foraker; The Rank and File, Father Thomas E. Sher man; The Regular Army, Colonel M. A. Cochran; An "Upright Judiciary,* Think ing BayoneJ, Lieutenant R. S. Tuthill; Our Boys, John A. Logan, jr.; Onr Girls, Miss Mary Logan Pearson; Our Last Camp Grounds, Gencarl D. B. Hender A Fishing Inquiry. Interesting Young Lady (who has boen asking a great many questions)! "Oh, there's a great worm got hold of your hook!" Aged Fisherman (a little bit tired): "I know. I put it there." I. Y. L. (puzzled, but persistent): "But, excuse mo, how can the lisbei ceo ti) hitu tho hatUv" son; Our Society, Celonol Gilbert A. Pierce. Tho members went to lied in sleepers which will take them to Chattanooga. American Plate Wor'<3 Burn A LUNANDRIA, Ind., Sept. 17.—The American plate works of this city caught fire at 8 o'clock tonight anu at 10 o'clock the main building, 000 feet long, was en veloped in Hamci. The lire originated from the igniting of escaping gas from a defective pipe in the casting room. The plant was built in 18112 and has been idle nearly all of the time since as the result of the depression ami com plications in which the former owners became involved. It was reorganized thirty data ago with a capital of f 1.000, --000, with Maj. C. T. Doxey as president. The plant is the largest of the kind in the world. Last week the works were started with about 150 men and it was tho intention of putting on next Monday abo.it 500 workmen. Another Pacific Deal to Be Enforced ST. PAUL, Sept. 17.—Attorney-Gen eral Childs has drawn up and will tile in the Ramsey county district court on ap plication for an injunction against tlio consummation of the so-called Great Northern-Northern Pacific deal, by the terms of whicn the former road would practically manage tho latter. The ground for the application is essentially the same as in the Pearsall suit, recently decided in the Un'ted States circuit court such consolidation of parallel lines is positively prohibited by the state consti tution. The amount involved in the proposed deal is up In the hundrjd mil lions. Corbett's rianairer NKW YORK, Sept. 17.—William A. Braay, Corbett's manager, said tonight that he heard that Judge Hurt's opinion was in favor of the light coming off at Dallas and that no legal obstacle now ex isted to prevent the Corbett-Fitzsinimons meoling in Texas, that he was now satis lied everything would be smooth. Brudy said Corbett would leave for S.in Antonio, where he will train, on October 2d. The champion will ne accompanied by Billy Dclaney, Joe Corbett, the cham pion's brother, and Manager Brady. Cor bett's last public, appearance in this city before the Texas meeting will be at Mad ison Square Garden on September :soth. Fitzsininuma has announced that ho will leave for the south next Friday. The Irrigation Congress DENVER, Sept. 17.—A special to the Republican from AlbuquerqlM', N, M.. says: The time of the irrigation congress to day was mainly taken up by a consider ation of tlie proposition to ask the gener al government to undertako the task of realciming ihe arid lands of the weßt by the construction of dams and reservoirs at national expense. It is considered that this is too great a task for individual effort and that the government will have to do it. Colonel Cnrr of Illinois. ex- Governor Sheldon of California, George Q. Cannon of Salt Lake anu several other prominent men took part in tne discus sion today. The delegation from the Republic of Mexico arrived today. Begins the Contest SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.—The Southern Pacilic made its first important move in its contest with the railroad commission of freight rates. This mote was in the shape ol a formal protest against the uction proposed to be taken in the board-under jts resolution of Sen teniber IStb. The company asserts that- Chairman Lame is disqualified from act ing, for this reason that bo is financially interested as one of the largest shippers of products in the state ; that the two Democratic members are estopped by their anti-election pledge to make a reduction of 25 per cunt and that tho reduction is a violation of the property rights of tho cm pan y. [ raker Bound Over RICHMOND, Mo., Sept. 17. — Fraker, the insuarnco swindler, who has been in jail here since his capluro in the Min nesota woods, waived preliminary exami nation thiß afternoon and was bound over to the grand jury In the sum of $20. --005 by Justice MoOoiSton. Fraker will make no effort to got bail and will go back to jail. Plying Jib and Azote OMAHA, Sept. 17.—Thirty thousand people attended the state fair and wit nessed the races today. Flying Jib and Azote gave an exhibi tion mile with running mate against their records. Jib went in 2:07}-i and Azoto in 2:05)^. Prom Constantinople LONDON, Sept. 17. —A dispatch to the Chronicle from Constantinople says: The British minister's yacht has been under steam for the past twenty-four hours awaiting dispatches from the fleet. Great apprehension' is felt among the Turks. Ku-Chcnz Criminals Executed LONDON, Sept. 17.—The Times tomor row will publish a dispatch from Shang hai which says that several prisoners were executed today at Ku-Cheng in the presence of the consul. j| The Department Store 5 m 401=403 S. Broadway g Cg Is Leading In ®, 1 LOW PRICES THIS WEEK f| Underwear, per suit, Boc II Lace Curtains 75c; worth $1.20 | Very Best Mocha and Java Roasted jfjjrt, ft!** t All Wool Underwear, per suit, $r.25 :50 cent Tea, 35c Coffee, per lb., 35c LjgJC IPS ; Black Socks, pr pair 10c; worth 25c 60 cent Tea, 40c An extra bargain in Ladies' Black fJ$4 Nice dinner Sets $4-s°; worth $8 ; Royal Baking Powder, per can, 35c 'j Hose, 20c #|3t " I Chenille Portieres $1.00; worth; one c™ to a customer. , Box Paper and Envelopes, 10c *2 $3.00 ; 25 cent Writing Pads, 15c figs - Christy Knives, per set of 3,35 c I Finest Alarm Ctockyoy: ___________ \m*£j f g I /•! »l j Can buy their supplies in our store at remarkably low prices. Our stock is com- iftW 1.11 l Sri t*f* ti plete. A nleo Lead Pencil, with a rubber on it. riven to every purchaser In our EN* •y'WIIUI/1 VIIIIMI VH stationery Department. ALL UOODS MARKKD IN PLAIN FIOCUJIS. g The Broadway Department Store g g J. a. Williams & CO., Prop's. 401=403 S. Broadway, cor. Fourth SHE WON HER FIRST LAWSUIT For moro interesting than tho half hundred men and women who sat in rain-soaked clothes in the stuffy court room of Justice Fostor yesterday after noon, and yet looking strangely out of place, was v mere girl with a straw hat tipped with brown plumes, a prominent noae and eyes with wonJrous lashes. A braid of dark hair hung down her back, and when she entered tbe court room shs patted the bow of her sash, as all women do, and smotUed the ends of her broad white lace collar, which alone relieved the somberniss of her black dress. It was a gloomy day for Miss Belle Douglas to make her debut aa a practic ing lawyer, and yet tho little woman with her rakish hat and big white collar walked with a confident air to the bar of the court when Justice Fowler called the case of Ralph Boor, by his mother, vs. the Chicago Loop and Portiere company. "The plaintiff is ready," said Mis-; Douglas, as the slapped a stuck of law uooks on the court's, desk. The lawyers iv the room pricked up their ears, sort of shook themselves together and crept close to tlie pretty attorney, "We are quite prepared to meet this issue," replied Lawyer William Arthur, who was the legal representative of the corporation. Tho court beamed upon Miss Douglas as he leaned forward to listen to the arguments. The case was a strange one. Ralph is the 17-year-old son of a divorced woman whose husnand is still living. He was employed as an errand boy by tho company at a salary of 14.50 per week, out received a nominal discharge early this month. The mother, to whom the boy always gave his earn ings, claimed that tho corporation owed tbe lad for six weeks' work, and assum ing he self to be guardian of his welfare, in view ot the absence from home of the father, demandod that the money be paid over to her. a claim which Miss Douglas declarod alio had a right to Hie. Lawyer Arthur, however, maintained that the law recognized the lather as tho sole guardian, inasmuch as he was still alive, and in the teeth of the fact that the other had been given the custody of the lad by the divorce court. There were two slips of paper placed In evidence, one of which was signed by the boy and the other by the mother. These wero in the form or formal de mands for the payment of the wages churned to be duo from tbe company. The court took a lead pencil from his va-t and figured on a shoet of paper. Then he announced his decision in favor of the laintiif for tue live weeks' wages, amounting to $22.50. "And how about"'attorney's fees." coyly asked Miss Douglas, Hushed with her first victory. Tne justice beamed again in those wondrous eyes. "Lot's sue," ho finally mused, "you have been on this case two tlays. Well, we'll put it at the limit—slo. I guess tnat win do." Miss Douglas smiUd again as she picked up her books and followed tha plaintiff through a Hie of min-souked coins and trousers. When she reached the street Miss Dougals smiled coquetishly at a dripping facade of tho great tern pied of justice in tha court house, aud then, sei/.ing her skirt with a proud and firm trip, disappeared in Washington street. lawyer Arthur said that the company would appeal the case, Milfl Douglas is ahout 18 years old. Sho is a graduate of northwest division high school and the Chicago college of law. Her victory yesterday was tho outcome of her lirst appearance in court as an attorney.—Chi cago Chronicle. A. P. A. Police Commission OMAHA. Sept. 17. —The A. l\ A. po lice commission has discharged Chief of Police WhHs and replaced nim with c\- Scrgaaut Wig wart ns acting chief, who wan discharged several montns ago fOf al leged corrupr, practices. Other men who were d isobar gad lor alleged incompetency have been placed on the force, notably ex-Chief Detective Haze, who in made sergeant. Nearly all of the discharged men aro Catholics and those replacing them are without exception A. P. A. Twelvo gambling houses arc running wido open in Omaha tonight,the first time in years. They Granted a Franchise FRESNO. Sept. 17.—Tbe board of su pervisors today granted the, Klectric Light and Tower company a franchise for fifty years to carry on its business in this county. The franchise was open to bids, but there was no com petition. The j consideration the county will receive is j a liOOO-candlt) power arc light free during the term of tho franchise. The company is now pushing its work on tho North fork of tho San Joaquin, and expects to trans in it power to "this city within a period of about six months-. Is Going Home TORONTO, Out., Kept. 17.—A private telegram was received from H.BI. Kersey, Lord Dunraven a repcsentative. stating that his lordship intended to leave for England on Thursday on the yacnt Val halla, owned by his friend, Mr. Laycock. Will Bore for (ids STOCKTON". Sept. 17.—The Stockton Gas company has bought ground on which they will bore a deep well for natural gas to add to their public sup ply. The contract has been let and work will be commenced at onoe. Report Denied LONDON, Sept. 17.—At the foreign office today the report was denied that the porte had accepted the plan of re form in the administration cf affairs in Armenia which was submitted uy the powers signatory to tbe treaty of Berlin. Senator Vest Returned NEW YORK. Sept. 17.—Senator Vest of Missouri was one of the passengers who arrived from Europe on the Western land today. (fo) Do You f~ ) Ml Qn to Church on Sunday ? / Ml i Ijj Rusticate at the Beaches ? / MJ Are You a Stay at Home ? 11 jllll But no matter which you / / Mil do, if you are a live Amer- hi In ican you want the news / / I and all the news, you also / / JH want a paper full of Liter- / j jjl ary Features, / / You Get Them All in the / WHICH WAS THE GUILTY ONE? An old resident of Rochester recently related an experience which illustrates in a rather striking fashion the mean ness and dishonesty which persons es teemed in tho community will descend to when they j consider themselves secure iront discovery. "Some years ago," he said, "I received a note from a young woman, the daugh ter of a friend of mine, which puzzled me greatly. She stated that sho Pad run in debt to a considerable amount above her allowance, and that several shop keepers had threatens!] to send their bills to her i father unless settlement should be made within a certain time. She said she I had been in similar difficulties several times before, and that ber father had I satisfleu the creditors on her promise to incur no debts in the future. His anger on the last occasion had been so groat that she feared to confess her straits, and turned to mo a family friend for tem porary assistance. The amount she asked was $1011. Sho begged me to put the money in an envelope and place it in a book that used to stand on tbe table in the ladies' waiting room of Powells' ho tel at 11 o'clock on the following morn ing. "The request annoyed mo exceedingly, and I was In doubt whether it was not my duty to inform my friend, who was a I wealthy merchant, of his daughter's in discretion. However. I decideo to comply with the request, and give her n little good advice at the opportunity. "The following morning 1 drew the money in $10 bills, and was on the way to the hotel when 1 met Miss X— on the sireet. '1 received your note,' I said. 'My note! she exclaimed in astonish ment. 'I have written you no note. lint that reminds mo that I was going to write you. My mnher wishes you to dine with ns noxt Monday." t turned the mutter off and to this day Miss X — is ignorant of the cauao of my strange remark. "I saw at once thit some one had been forging her name, and stepping into a private detective acency, stated the facts to a detective. Ifo advised me to put some slips of paper in the envelope and place it in the hook as airectou. This I ditl, and the ollicer took a position whoro he could note every one who en tered of left the room. "During the next hour two women en tered tho room at different flows, both ol whom were known to me. One was the wife of an intimate friend, who held a high position in the social llfo of the town,and wa< generally noted for her lib erality and generous disposition. Tho other was an unmarried woman bordering on the thirties, who was conspicuous for her zeal in churitoble works nnd her en erev in educational reforms. Kach of these women was alone in the room for some mintos, nnd when they both had departed the envelope hail been taken from the book. One of t.iom was guilty of as mean and dishonorable un act vi cn-i be conceived—an act which, but for a lucky chance would have put an inno- Gbnt girl in a most trying position. I of ten meet these women, but which it was who wrote the letter 1 have never been aids to determine.nor even suspect in my mmd."--Rochester Union. A (lrim War Incident ' I must tell you of one very successful trick we once played on the rebel forces," said Mr. lilake, formerly of licraan's Sharpshooters, "by which we laved our own skins in a pretty light place. It was after the bloody and useless slaugh ter at Fredericksburg, where oyer MOO men of Hancock's division fell in loss than fifteen minutes, nearly 13,000 fall ing in the several assaulti'. The next day after this great slaughter the sharp shooters were again ordered to the front. and reached to within 200 yards of the rebel pickets, with orders to reserve their lire. To look around on that bloody held that day and see the ground so thickly strewn with the dead, who lay iv every conceivable shape, torn and mangled with shot and shell, tho ground literally soaked and slimy with the blood that bud Howed from their wounds, formed a picture that can nevir be forgotten. Dur ing that night the army was quietly witn drawn across the river, and just before daylight the sharpshooters were called in. To fool tlid rebels nnd prevent their immediately pursuing us we propped up some of the dead bodies at regular dis tances, so as to resemble a picket line in the dim light of tbe morning! — there were bodies enough and to spars. Ghastly enough they must have looked as. in a sort of hideous mockery, they leered with set eyeballs at tbe rebels, who later discovered tbe trick, but not until long after wo had left the field in safety. So rapidly had the army moved that when we reached tho river we found that the planks across the pontoon bridge had been removed, and we had to wait in fear of hearing the well-known rebel yell sound at our backs until the planks could be brought back, and a passage made for ns to cross, which we quickly did, bei.ig glad enough to get away from the ill-luted Held.'' -Springfield, Mass., Republican. Mow They Used to Da Business Thaere were neither courts nor juries in tlio land; the word of a Califoruian was the only bond required. Even the wary Yankee traders who frequented the coast, when foreign commerce was finally allowed, trusted them freely from one -eason to the nexrt. An incident illustra ting this trust is old by the Aguirre fam ily. Don .lose Aguirre,who owned a trad ing vessel, once had as super-cargo a I .young man who was a staruger to Cali foruian customs. While the ship, with cargo, lay in San Pedro humor, the mas ter being absent, Augustin Machado, a ranohero of considerable wealth in land and herds, but who could neither read nor write, went on board to uo some pur chasing, his carts awaiting him on shore. When he had made his choice and was about Having the goods conveyed to land, | the super-cargo asked him for either pay ment or guaranty. Machado did not at lirst understand that he was being dis trusted; no such demand had ever before been made of a runchern, where the buyer offered mi money,he being credited with out hesitation. Whon at length it dawned upun the Californium he drew n hair from his beard, and gravely banning it to the young man. said with dignity: "Deliver this in Scnor Aguirre and tell him it is a hair from tne beard of Au gustin Machado—you will lind it a suffi cient guaranty." The super-cargo, crest fallen, placed the hair in the leaves of his account book and allowed tlu goods to be lemoved. Upon Aguirre's return he was deeply chagrined at tho insult that had been offered to his friend. —Overland. Pacific Tlail vs. Panama Railroad NEW YORK, Sept. 17.—C. P. Hunting ton in an interview denies that a settle ment has been arranged for between the Paciiio Mail Steamship company and the Panama Railroad company. Ho says this matter was discussed at a meeting and ceriain propositions submittetl to a third party, but a complete arrangement has not been reached. Filibustering Cubans J ACKSON VILE, Sept. 17.'—The United States retenue cutter Winona has picked up off Pine Key a schooner with three Cubans ou hoaid believed to be li 11 butters. Tlio men have been placed under bond for bearing. Consternation has been created at Vva ierbury by the announcement that watches can be manufactured In Japan fur 50 csnts apisc*. 3