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VOL. XLIV. NO. 163
Japanese Army Captures
the Old Capital
i short em ill mm
Six Hundred Chinese Killed and
Many Wounded
Fifteen Thousand Fighting Men Now in
the Field
Important Changes In the Japanese Cab
Investigation of the Massacres Proceeding
Slowly With Little Hope ol Ade
quate Punishment Being
Meted Out
Arsociated Press Special Wire
TOKIO, Japan, Sept. 7, per steamship
Gaelic.via San Francisco, Sept. 20.—Tai
wan Ju, the old capital of Formosa, and
Chang Hwa, an adjacent fortified town,
were captured by a body of 2000 Japanese
on August °ftth. after a short contest in
which twenty-four of the asssilants wero
killed or wounded. Of the Chinese gar
risons, numbering 10,000. 650 were killed
or wounded, ana the remainder dispersed
in various directions. Tbe conquering
army will not proceed further southward
until after the arrival of fresh troops
from Manchuria and Japan. By the mid
dle of September tho entire force will not
exceed 50,000 fighting men.
Count Matsugata, minister of finance,
baa resigned from the Japanese cabinet
because of differences with Marquis Mo,
prime minister.
Viscount Watanbe, who retired from
the treasury last March to make room
for Matsugata, now resumes bis former
The report recently sent out from
Washington, asserting tbat toward the
close of tbe war between Cbina and
Japan a serious difficulty threatened the
friendly relations of Japan and the
United States and that actual hostilities
would have broken out but for the sud
den announcement of an Asiatic armis
tice, is declared by the highest authori
ties in Tokio to be entirely without
The investigation of the Ku Cbeng
massacres proceeds slowly, tbe Chinese
ofnuials seeking by every means to inter
pose delays and plainly indicating their
sense of superiority in rank and position
to the consular agents charged with tho
duty of guarding English iiioreits. It
bas been evident from the first to all ex
perienced observers, that the trial will
have no effect in providing for the se
curity of alien residents, and it is looked
upon by the Chinese of all classes as tbe
merest mockery. A few executions of
real or alleged criminals may probably
be ordered and pledges of watchfulness
and care will be given to any required
extent by the rulers of Pekin. Cut the
mass of the people are now thoroughly
persuaded that the highest provincial
authorities approve the persecution of
strangers and believe that they will be
shielded from punishment, no matter
what excess ihey may be,gu:lty of.
The decapitation of a score or two of
vegetarians will not materially shake this
universal conviction, and those who
suffer death will be regarded as martyrs
in a worthy cause. Judicial inquiries,
conducted oy civil foreign officials of sec
ondary rank.produca no impression upon
the popular mind. The viceroys are
supreme in their domains, and so long
No Other Newspaper in Southern California Will Have a Greater
Variety of interesting and Readable Matter than will Tomorrow's
Its Opinions Upon Alii Subjects Are Respected, Its Articles Quotea
and No Other Pacific Coast Paper Will Be so Profusely Illustrated.
Here Are a Few of the Specially Prepared Features
Devoted exclusively to matters that Since Trilby became popular scores of
cannot fail to interest every woman. girls have concluded that they are
Ellen Osborn's letter will tell what is possessed of a Trilby shape, feet and
new In the fashion world, including all. They rush to the artists' studios
a description of new evening gowns, to pose; but they don't,and this story
fall hats and autumn jackets. An shows how some of them might have
interesting story is told of how it is looked had they posed. Illustrated,
possible for girls to work their way
through college when not provided BAD DAY FOR POT HATS
with an abundance of funds. What The opening day of the British Par
tite clever artist girls are doing; also liament, with the odd ceremonies and
a few words about the new woman. excitement that often leads to a fight
Profusely illustrated. but In the most peaceful times is a
bad day for tiie pot hats of the new
A reporter visits the first and only POVERTY'S FEW PLEASURES
scnoo for walking on the Pacitic v , ~, .. ~ ~
Coast and tells the story of what was How the children of New York's big
seen and heard, and incidentally tenements are made happy. The rich
learns much about the science of havT contributed to give he
walking gracefully, illustrated.
The evolution of fishing, showing TflE *WV. CONGRESS
how large fish which a few years Will soon meet In Baltimore and en
ago no one thought of catching by deavor to lay out a plan of campaign
another method than the hand line that will bring about a better condi
are now landed on a rod and light t ior > of affairs. The people who will
line. By C. F. Holder. Illustrated. participate. Illustrated.
A story of the exciting days when The story of his forty years' army
Napoleon abdicated. Empress Eu- service and career as a soldier. The
genie s escape and those who assisted part he played in the rebellion, mm
in her flight. Illustrated. eluding his exploits before Atlanta.
as they are understood tj sanction at
tacks upon foreigners no restrictive meas
ures can be put in force. For its own
selfish sake, and in order to escape the
wrath of America and Europe, the cen
tral government may issue wholesome
edicts of reform, but tbe throne is not
now in a condition lo command implicit
obedienoo, and the local magnates will
necesrarilv be left to carry out their own
devices. I'he only expedient therefore,
that can lead to aovantageous results, is
to apply force directly in the responsible
quarter. The spectacle of a viceroy and
his myrmidons held in durance by for
eign troops and compelled to exercise
authority in deferential submission to
foreign military dictation, would work a
euro that can never be efteoted by diplo
matic treatment prescribed at l'ekin.
An" until this remedy is put in opera
tion, there can be no hope of safely for
alien residents in the interior of China.
The crown prince of Jaoan is slowly re
overing from the attack of pneumonia
which recently endangered his life.
Fifty thousand Mabomraedans are in
active rebellion In the northsast of
China. They are fighting with arms said
to be supplied by Russian sympathizers,
and their avowed purposo is to set up an
independent government in tho territory
taken from Kansu, Hi and Thibet. The
authorities at Pekin are dispatching all
the troops that can be collected to tbe
In exchange for more than 1000 prison
ers of war delivered over by the Japan
ese, the Chinese hove produced eleven
captives, only one of whom is a soldier.
The other ten were coolies attached to
the invading nrmv.
It is expected that all the Chinese ships
of war sunk in Wei Hai Wai harbor can
be floated and made thoroughly service
able for the Japanese navy.
Arrives in Good Condition and Brings
r. —i n.:^».
The Extreme Fullness of tbe Case* Pleased
the Buyers and Enhanced
the Price*
LONDON, Sept. 20.—Tbeie was ad
ditional interest in tbe fruit sales at
Covcnt garden touay, owing to the fact
that there were two auction sales of Cali
fornia fruits, which arrived by the
steamship New York. One consignment
ot 200 cases of pears was told by Garcia
Jacobs & Co., and the other 3000 cases of
pears,, grapes und plums were sold by
White & Co. Both auctioneers sold
Beurre Clairgeau pears, which wera
packed by the Hcmme Orchard company.
On these Garcia, Jacob* & Co. realized
lis to 13s a case, and White & Co. lis to
12s. The fruit was in much better con
dition than the last consignment. Bart
lett, Williams and English Beauty pears
sold at Si to 12s a case and Beurre Hardy
at lis to los. Forty cases of Winter Nelis
brought 5s against (is to 10s for the same
last year. Dealers here say that it is yet
ton early in the season to ship this
variety of pears.
Much attention was gi»cn to the ex
treme fullness of the cases,which pleased
buyers and enhanced prices. It was also
remarked that where leaves had been Jett
upon tho stem tlie fruit seemed more de
Eight cases of black grapes sold for 3s a
case, black plums brought 3s and yellow
plums 7s a case. One hundred and forty
eight cases of damaged pears brought 3s a
case and twenty-one boxes of damaged
peaches 4s Bd. White it Co. disposed of
nearly all of tlie peaches consigned to
them at private sales, half cases bringing
7s 3d to "s (id. Although White it Co.
had ad/ertised the sale at 10 a. m., they
tirst disposed of a lot of French pears,
while buyers were fresh, they brought 8s
lOd a case.
British Colonists dee She Is Determined to
Vindicate Them
MERIDA. Yucatan, Sept. 20.—Public
sentiment here demands that in addition
to the occupation by troops of rJacalar
ad Fort Ascension they also take pos
session of Tihosuoo. This has alarmed
tbe British coionists in Belize, who now
soe that Mexico is determined to vindi
cate ber territorial rights.
The Santa Cruz Indians have now at
their camp near Bacalar on ly machetes
and old English muskets. They com
pliln the English have cheated them iv
the matter of lire arms.
The Southern Pacific Must Ac
cept the Grain Rate
The State Constitution Imposes a Fine
for Refusal
The Commission Has the Right to Make
Freight Rates and the Railroad*
Must Stand It
Associated Press Special Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20.—An arter
noon paper says there is plenty of trouble
ahead for tho Southern I'acifio if il re
fuses to adopt the 8 per cent reduction
schedule in grain rates. The printed
proofs of tbe new schedule came from
Sacramento yesterday, and after correc
tion hy Commissioner Stanton and Secre
tary Newman, will go back for printing.
In all probability it will be ready for
TIRS. WM. K. VANDERBILT, Who Has Traded Her Daughter for the
Duke of Marlborough's Title
service on the company! next Monday.
Legally that service will perfect tbe
schedule and it will then be seen whether
the railroad officials will take any active
stepa to enforce it. They say they will
not, and their lawyers back them up with
legal advice in that position. The rail
road people say tbe commission! lias
adopted tno schedule ami must union o
it. They will permit the commission lo
take tlie initiative.
The legal force of the railroad eoul
also profitably spend some time in exam
ining article 12, section 22, of the state
constitution. They would find there is
no initiativ3 to be taken, if tbe sched
ule is not adopted at once by the railroad
company thero will be some big fines to
pay, possibly a year's imprisonment tor
railway employees and exemplary dam
ages against the company.
"Any railroad corporation or transpor
tation company which shall fail or refuse
to conform to such rates as shall be es
tablished by such commissioners cr shall
charge rates in excess thereof or shall fail
to keep tlieir accounts in accordance with
the system presc.ibed by the commissiei ,
shall be lined not exceeding $2.1,010 for
eacli offense, and every officer, agent or
oinpicyee of such corroration or company
who shall demand or receive rates in
excess thereof or who shall in any man
ner violate the provisions of this section
shall ho lined not exceed ins 15000 or re
imprisoned In tho county jail not exceed
ing (die year.
"In ull controversies civil and criminal
the rates of fares and freights established
by sain commission shall he deemed con
clusively just and reasonable and in any
action agfiinst such corporation or com
pany for damages sustained by ehareing
excessive ratos, tlie plaintiff, in nddition
to the actual damage, may. ill the dis
cretion of tlie judge or jury, recover ex
emplary damages,"
Further on in the section the constitu
tion says that individuals can sue tlie
railroad company for not accepting the
rate established by tlie cum mission.
Ideas of Senators and Congressman on
th. Subject
Strong Sentiment for a Commission and
Also for Belligerent Rights—Shermas
Opposed to Annexation
CHICAGO. Sept. 20.-The Tribune will
tomorrow print letters from four United
States senators and forty-two congress
men in reply to questions addressed to
them whether congress should send a
commission toCuba to look into the con
dition af affairs there. Tney were also
asked what, in their opinions, should be
the condition of affairs then-. Keplies
were received from Senators John Sher
man of Ohio, liaker of Kansas, William
C. Chandler and William Gallinger of
New Hampshire. Of the representatives
five are from lowa, four each from Ohio
and Pennsylvania, three each from New
York and Indiana, two each from Ken
tucky, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Arkan
sas, "und one each from Connecticut
Maine, Mississippi, Wisconsin, l.ourana,
.'llinois, Nebraska, Alabama and Vir
ginia. In commenting editorially on the
replies, tbe Tribune says:
As will be seen from tbe replies there
is a stiong sentiment in favor of the dis
patch ol a commission to Cuba and also
in favor of recognizing the belligerent
rights of the insurgents as soon as tt
can be done consistently. There are only
a little handful of members against tak
ing any action and there were fifteen
others who were not yet ready to express
their views but the large majority of
those addressed declare themselves
strongly hi sympathy with Cuba and in
favor of recognizing the insurgents and
aiding thorn as far as can be done with
out viola.ing international agreements.
Senator Sherman, it will he observed,
is in favor of recognition when a de facto
government is established, but is opposed
to annexation.
Fearful Outcome of a (tame of Poker In Ken
McKINNEY, Ky.. Sept. 20.—1t is re
ported tiiat a man named Came of Mil
tonville killed five men in a dispute over
a game of cards at a distillery in Pulaski
county, fifteen miles south of here, last
night. The slain were all shot through
tbe head or heart. Came escaped.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 20.—The Comraer-
cial Garjette, having wired its Lexington,
Ky.. correspondent for a verification of
the poker murder at McKinney received
ihe following dated Lexington, Ky.,
September 20:
W. R. liosh wires me from McKinney
that Lee McKlnuey came direct from ihe
scene of the killing, saying he saw five
dead men. They were \V. O. Goodloe, a
prominent lawyer of Danville; two
S jvope brothers, live stock deulers of
Doyle county, and two men whose names
he could not learn.
Opposed to Junketing \
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 20.—At the
meeting of the state board of examiners
this afternoon it was resolved to refuse
to grant the request of the bureau of
highways tn send one of its members to
tbe Atlanta exposition.
Snowing In Utah
OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 20.—1t is snowing
bere tonight.
Consuelo Vanderbilt Will Wed
The Duke Himself Is Authority for <he
Vanderbllts VI 111 Now Be Connected With the
Principal Ducal Families o»
Assoclated Press Special Wire.
NEW YORK, Sept. 20.—The engage
ment of the youne duke of Marlborough
to Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, which
bas been repeatedly affirmed and denied
during the past month, was formally an
nounced tonight.
The duke himself is authority for tbe
statement. Ho was seen at tbe Waldorf
hotel aud asked concerning the truth of
THE DUKE OF fTARLBOROUGH, Who Has Traded His Title for /Irs.
Vanderbilt's Millions
tho current reports, whereupnn be re
quested that the facts be made public in
tbe following words:
"It is otliciaily announced that a mar
riage lias been arranged between the
duke of Marlborough and Miss Consuelo
Vanderbilt. The engagement wis ar
ranged by Mrs. VanderbiltV friends and
those of the duke of Marlborough. Tbe
wedding will take place toward the latter
part of this year in New York."
The duke said he would leave tomor
iow on a trip through the state as tbe
guest ot Sir Rivers Wilson, president of
the Grand Trunk. This marriage will
connect the house of Vanderbilts to the
principal ducal families ot tlie British
empire, particularly those of Burcleugh
ltoxbury and Abercorn. The duke of
Abercorn is aii uncle ot tbe duke of Marl
All Americans are familiar with tbe
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history ol both families to this union.
Tbe marriage of the faJier of the you»>g
duke to an American lady in New York,
Mrs. Haramersley, is a part of recent his
tory, as is the separation and divorce of
the father and mother of the young
The duke bas been in this country But
a few weeks, and most of that time bas
been tne guest of Mrs. Vanderbilt in her
magnificent Newport home.
The frequency with which he has heen
seen in company with Miss Vanderbilt
lias given ground for the current reports
of their engarenient. so that the an
nouncement will be no surprise to the
| Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, mother
of the intended bride, has recently se
cured a divorce from her husband, tihe
was Miss Alva Smith, daughter of a Mo
bile cotton broker. Mrs. Vanderbilt is
now about 38 years old. She bas a pretty
face and handsome tlgnre. She has al
ways been conspicuous for ber costumes
and diamonds. Mrs. Vanderbilt bas
three sisters. One oi tbem, Mary Vir
ginia, married Fernando Yznaga, one of
whose sisters is now tlie dowager duchess
of Manchester. For her Miss Coesuelo
Vanderbilt was named. Mrs. Yznaga
was subsequently divorced from her hus-
Dand. and later she married George
Tiffany of New York. Tneir parents
were poor, it was said, but ambitious,
and Miss Alva and her sisters were edu
cated abroad. The Duchess of Manches
ter, it was said, also had serious trouble
with her husband before hia death. Mrs.
Yznaga is also now separated from ber
The Honor Wat Too Much and He Went
OAKLAND. Sept. 20.—Thomas C.
Williams, who claims to be tbe oldest
Odd Fellow in tho world, has been ad
judged insane and sent to an asylum.
Some time ago there was a controversy
in tlie newspapers ns to who was the old
est Odd Fellow. Williams,who is 83 years
old, was decided to be entitled to the
honor. He took a great interest in tbe
contest and his mind became afftcted.
To Enable the Northern Pacific to Com
pete With Rivals
Voluminous Report of the Receiver Filed
In the United States Court
MILWAUKEE Sept. 20.—The general
report of tho receiver of tyo Northern Pa
cific railroad, showing the condition of
the property, which was ordered by
Judge Jenkins, was tiled in the United
States court this afternoon. The report
is a voluminous document, comprising
nearly forty pages of printed matter, to
gether with tlie trial balance sheets and
receipts from the comptroller's office.
The report deals largely in generalities,
as it would be impassible, the receivers
say, to presrnt a detailed history of tne
administration in so brief a space. Ta
bles are adduced, however, to show that
in the two years of tlie receivership tiie
operating expenses have been decreased,
'ihe troubles of the rrceivership em
braced in the strike, tlie conflict* with
tbe Coxeyites, the Hoods and tbe enaiess
litigation are brought out.
Tlie receivers say further that tbe con
dition of the road is not such as to enable
it to compete on nn equal basis with Its
rivals and to remedy teis will require
the expenditure of $0,000,000 in the next
five years.
No Details of the Alfair Have Been Ob
NEW VOHK, Sept. 20.—A special to
the World from Shanghai says:
The German mission near Swatow was
looted today by d'oo Chinese plunderers.
It is impossible at this writing to get de
Accept Defeat In Advance
LONDON, Sept. 21.—A1l the papers
this morning, in commenting upon ths
international athletic contests at New
York between tbe London Athletic club
and tlie New York Athletic club, ac
cept tbe defeat of the British team as
almcst a foregone conclusion, and say
the team does not represent the full
strength of the country.
The Prosecution Will Close
Women Still Outnumber the Meo
in the Courtroom
The Organist Only Reiterates His Former
Oppenhelm, the Pawnbroker, Tells Abort
the Ring Episode
A Rattle-Drained Female from Illinois As
sures Durrant by flail That He la
Innocent ol the Crime Charr*4
Against Him
Associated Press Special Wire.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 20.—Th* pros,
ecacion in the case of Theodore Durrant
announced today that its witnesses would
be through with direct examination next
Wednesday. Toe crowd at the trial to
day exceeded in size that of any previous
day since the case opened. Tha women
outnumber the men two to one. Half an
hour before court opened there wa» not
even standing room. At the same time
hundreds of citizen* were held at bay by
a squad of police and deputy sheriffs.
Geotge King, the organist ot Emanuel
church, was recalled for further croas
examination. After a few unimportant
question* from the opposing attorneys,
King was exca»»il,to tbe general surprise,
it having been expected tbat the prose
cution would interrogate bim closely
upon tbe alleged variation in bis state
ments concerning Durrant made at differ
ent times.
Frank A. Sademan, formerly janitor at
tbe church, testified that on April 3d, the
day Blanche Lamont disappeared, tha
gas fixtures were in perfect order. Dar
ing tbe last few days of March tha gas
company had finished some work in tbe
church and eas escaped no plaoa there
after except a trace which was hardly
perceptible from a loose key in one.
chandelier. The witness then detailed
bis meeting with Durrant at the ferry on
'the afternoon of April 12th. Durrant then
stated that be had heard Blanche Lamont
was to cross the bay tbat day with a com
panion, and tbat be wished to inteicept
her and indued her to return home. Wit
ness said that in the latter part of March
Durrant and King bad put on a new loec
to which they only bad keys, on tbe li
brary door. They had xtated their object
was to ki>ep out of tbe library persons
who had no business tbere. The ex-jan
itor testified that several times he had
found doors in the church unlocked.
These doors opened into the interior
rooms or closets nnd he had attached no
importance to their being left unlocked.
Adolph Oppenheim, a pawnbroker, tes
tified that between the 4th and lOtb of
April Durrant came to his store and
offered fur sale a rinu with v small chip
diamond. The witness selected a ring
from those identified as belonging to
Blanche Lnmont and said tbat wjs the
ring offered bim by Durrant. He had de
clined to purchase it. and Durrant bad
taken it away wiih him. Tbe witness
described Durrant's costume on that oc
casion and said he could not be mistaken
in the rine, which be identified by a
square shield on top in which tbe dia
mond wis set liks a star. The witness
had never seen another ring like it. Op
penheim stated that since testifying at
tlie prelinnnurv examination he had re
ceived letters offering him bribes to mod-
BY TELEO R A PH. —The prosecution*
side of tlie Durrant case is practically
all in—Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt ia
engaged to the duke of Marlborough
—Japanese armies have captured tbe
capital of Formosa nnd killed GOO
Chinese solJiers —Garibaldi's monu
ment is unveiled—Cholera is spread
ing in the Orient—Tennessee's gover
nor creates a sensation at Chattanooga
—No referee was chosen for the toba
light—An Englishman has challenged
Iselin for another cup race in English
waters—Sensational developments are
made in the Cummings trial at Hi.er
side—Armed men aro guarding a tun
nel at San Bernardino—tan Bernar
dino wants the big fight—Santa Aoa
has a casa without a precedent.
ABOUT THE CITY—Tho mysterious
woman again walking on South Hill
fit —Assistant City Engineer Kenn
resittus hia position—Tom Garvey's
pranks—The circus license will not
be raise ! t.i affect the Wallace show—
A communication from the Typo
graphical union to the city—Another
proposition to use the zanja system;
what the Suburban company proposed
to do—De Lnguna's f-anchise; the
board of public works reeommenda
the franchise—The sudden death of
William Kennedy and the coroner*
inquest—The Los Angeles National
bunk a victim of a forcery—A local
dukj of Marlborough; W. C. Barrett
makes a hit in that role—The Y. M. C.
A.pentathlon-Suit to annul th i Pierce-
Shaffer purchase of the water company
commenced—The friends of Clifton
E. Mayne are still active—John
Kingsbury held on a charge for rape
—Bushy the poisoner is held on tbe
charge of murder—Curious facts about
the Mayne case—Tbe Italians] cele
brate tbe unification of Italy with a
ORPHEUM—Matinee and at 8 p. aa.;
BURBANK—Matinoee and at 8 f. m.l
The Colonel's Wives. '

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