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Want In THE HERALD For a girl In As J t l!o t riwL Reaches over The HERALD For you A da y Columns VOL. XLIV. NO. 175 THE COINAGE QUESTION Col. Irish and Mr. Cator Discuss the Issue M MM FOR SOUND ME! Unanswerable Exposition of the True Doctrine CATOR DEFENDS FREE SILVER tie Endeavors to Show Its Alleged Benefits A Large Audience Listens Closely to the Joint Debate Full and Complete Review of the Currency Question From the Foundation ol the Government to the Present Day For over two hours about 1500 pooDle listened to a discussion of tho monetary question at Hazard's pavilion lost even ing that was undoubtedly one of the most complete and able expositions of this all absorbing topic ever heard in this city. Tha subject was handled by men whose reputations, both as orators and thinkers, extend beyond the confines of the state. Hon. Thomas V. Cator, tho Topulist leader, undertook to defend the policy of free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Colonel John P. Irish, in a speech lasting about an hour, demolished the argument of Mr. Cator nnd demonstrated by facts that the pol icy of inflation and depreciated currency would result in a seriou3 set-back to the country, its industries and its people. Colonel Irish is more of a polished ora tor than Mr. Cator; he speaks with greater ease and fluency. Mr. Cator, however, ia by no means weak as a plat form speaker. He has a pleasant way of advancing his facts , and as he put them fortn lust evening the audience repeated ly applauded, for it was plainly evident that it was largely mado up of Populists. However, Colonel Irish was given a close hearing and his powerful argument had its effect. E. M. Wardell, chairman of the Popu list cent.-al committee, called the assem blage to order and introduced the chair man of the evening, Congressman James McLacblan. Mr. McLacblan makes no pretensions at oratory, so without waste of time he introduced Mr. Cator. At the fist mention of the name ot tho gentleman the audience broke forth in applause thst lasted some little time. It was plainly evident that Mr. Cator had some warm admirers in toe audience, for ihey turned their voices and their hands loose and exercised both liharally. Mr. C.-.tor did not indulge in any ora torical flights or word paintings, but no at onco launched forth with his argu ment, tbat all silver offered sbould be coined at a ratio of 16 to 1. In substance Mr. Cator Baid: MR. CATOR'S ARGUMENT. "As civiliaiton auvancos all goods are produced in advance of consumption and all exchanges made for money instead of barter, money becomes ever a potent factor and the nations; with tho luwest per capita are tbe most impoverished. "Thero is a law governing prices, the law of supply and demand, but side by side with tnis is a still greater law, whioh is stated in this form. Prices will rise or fall in proportion as tbe volume of money is increased or diminished. "John Stewart Mill states the law as follows. 'If the whole money in circula tion were doubled prices would double.' Ricardo says: 'Tbii law is incontro vertible' David Hume says that falling prices, money and destruction are insep erable companions. Tbe disasters of the dark ages were cunsed by decreasing money and falling prices; with the in crease of money labor and industry gain new life." Mr. Cator quoted'.Villiam H. Crawford, secretary of th* treasury in 1840, Garfield, Logan, Hamilton, Jefferson, Gallatin, R. M. T. Hunter and other statesmen and authors in support of this law. "My proposition therefire is," said Mr. Cator, "tbat an increase in the vol ume of money has this effect: It raises prices; it banishes debt; it causes busi ness to ne done on a money basis and not on credit, doing away with bonds and usury: it prevents tbe concentration of wealtn in tbe hands of the few; it enor mously increases industries and employs labor. "I offer the report of Secretary McCol lottgh, made in December, 1865 to con gross showing that at that date, when we had about one-half our present popula tion the volume of money in circulation was $1,859,767,080. This was $o2 per capita. Now let us see the effect. In the same repjrtithe secretary says: " 'The people are now comparatively free from debt. That thore is an im mense volume of money in circulation is undoubtedly true, but trade is carried on largely for cash and less on credit than ever has been heretofore." I "The record of business failures also evidence tbe value ot a large volume of circulating currency, ln 1803 the busi ness failures numbered 495; in 18(14, 520; in 1865, 630. Tbis was when tho circu luting medium was $52 per capita. In 1893, when money had been contracted more than one-half tho business failures numbered 15,242. Contraction invari ably increases debt. "In 1865 we wore free from individual debt. In March, 18112. Hon. J. H. Walltor slated that the public and private debts ol the people of the United States wero $31.0UO,OIIU,!WO. This is one-half of the value of the property in the nation. "Contraction concentrates wealth in the hands of few, and at present 25,000 families own more than one-half of the C wjalth of the nation. Two hundred thousand families control $46,000,000,000 -dpnigiley, while 12,000,000 families own property to the value of only $20,000,- JWIkOOO. /■'Contraction has caused every panic In /the history of this country. We object to the gold standard because it furnishes a scant volume of money with increasing debt and falling prices. It diminishes the power to pay debts. We object to it be cuuse it seeks to transact the business of the world upon a gigantic and dangerous loan of bans: credit. fc' 'It is said that we desire to inflate. We do desire to Inflate money. The gold men object to inflation of money, but have inflated the loan of credit by banks tenfold beyond the amount of actual money existing under such loan of credit. "The banks and banking institutions in the United States bave in their depos itories about $5,000,000,000, and have out in tbe shape of loans of oank credit about the same sura. They have under this less than $500,000,000 of money on hand. This is blowing the bladder of ciedit thinner every hour, and a danger ous situation which must result in an ultimate crash such as the world has never seen. "In Great Britain the Inflation of bank credit is about the same. This loan of bank crclit draws gigantic usury, in creases debts and bonds, and th small volume of money decreases prices and renders payment of debts impossible. "We therefore favor the abolition of all banks of issue nnd the issuance of all money direct by the United States gov ernment. •'Thnt the creditor class object to silver only because it will increase the volume of money and thus raise prices is appar ent from the fact that when gold w«s dis covered in such great qantiutics in Amer ica they thought the volume of gold would become too large and demonetized ./old in Germany in 1854. Then they wanted .1 silver standard. This proves tbat what they want is tbat standard which gives the least money. "It is said that the free coinage ot sil ver at 16 to 1 is dishonest, but how is it dishonest? If we continue the gold standard and falling prices it means con fiscation of All property into the hands of the creditor class and the utter en slavement of the debtor and producing factors of our population. Wo cannot measure honesty always by arithmetic or standaids. What is honest is to be deter mined from results on society. "The gold policy enricnes the creditor class and impoverishes the masses. Hence it is dishonest. "Tbe silver policy and the policy of a large volume of money raii-es prices, pays off debts and saves tho masses from slatery to debt. Hence it is the only honest policy. "It was said that tne abolition of chat tel slavery was dishonest, but it was not. It was said that the abolition of the law of imprisonment for debt was dishonest, as taking away the creditor's rights; but it was not. It was bonest and human. The doctrine was tbe greatust good to tbe greatest num tcr, or that other maxim, 'The public good is the highest law.' These are the only policies that are hon est, nnd the gold standard is destruc tive." ARRAY OF FACTS BY COL. IRISH Colonel Irish was greeted with equally as much applauso as was given to Mi. Cator. He proceeded forthwith to busi ness, making one of his usual powerful addresses. The main points of his argu ment were as follows: "lam glad, my friends, to discuss witn you this evening a question of such great importance to our countr/'and our countrymen as the question of a sound nnd a stable currency, based upon an immovable standard. Thn people of this country have been and were greatly in furiated by having rel ited to them tales of the great crime of 1873. They were told this hy men who Knew that tbe best and the quickest way to get. tlie American peoplo to act at the ballot box was to tell them that they had been wronged and robbed by demonetization. This was all a mistake for it was not true. The act nt 1873 was not a crime nor wus it pasied by any subtle practice. "The tirst coinage act of the coneress of tbe United States was passed in 1792, when the ratio between gold and silver was established at 15 to 1. It was then betiered that the two metals would stay together on tbat basis. Hut they did not. Natural law, and only natural law, gov erns matters of this kind. "Anyway the ratio stood at 15 to 1 from 1792 until 1834. This was the legal value, Dtit it was not the commercial value. A gold dollar had 4 per cent greater value ns bullion than it had as money. The result was thnt all of our gold coin was shipped out of the country as fast as it was coined. This being the case, in 1834 the ratio was changed by congressional enactment from 15 to 1 to 16.002 to 1. So it stood until 1837, when it was again found necessary to change to a ratio of 15.087 to 1. Then it was found that our silver coin hud 2 per cent greater bullion than coin value, and the country was drained of it. "In 1853 another attempt was made to establish a lugal ratio for the two met als, but it proved to he a great failure." Colonel Irish here claimed that he staod in line on tnis question of sound money with Jefferson, Jackson, lionton, 1!. M, Hunlei and Graver Cleveland, At tho montion of the name of Cleveland there were hisses in the hall. At this Colonel Irish said: "I ilo not know whether those who aro hissing are hissing Jefferson, Jackson. Cleveland or myself. (Loud cries of Cleveland, Cleveland). "I know, though, that there are only two kinds ot animals that Cod made that hiss. One is the cowardly snake tbat hisses just before he expels bis poisonous venom. The other is the goose that hisses because he is a fool." Tho colonel's cfiver statement was received with loud and hearty applause. Not another hiss was heard during tho entire evening. Continuing, Coionel Irish said: "The act of 1873 wns passed only after four years of discussion. It was thor- Centlnued ou third page. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. THURSDAY MORmiSTG, OCTOBER 3, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES. WILL BE NO FREE COINAGE John P. Irish Expresses His A CANVASS OF CONGRESS Made by a Committee of the Chamber Results ol a Careful and Systematic Over, hauling of the Views of the New nembera Colonel John P. Irish, the eloquent, champion of tbe gold standard,arrived in the city yesterday afternoon, and shortly after his arrival was seen by a Herald representative. -'Well, as tho old lady said wben sbe received a proposal of marriage," said Colonel Irish, as the reporter made known the object of his visit, "tbis is rather sudden. "I don't suppose tbat you are after my views on the silvor question in general, as they will bo fully sec forth in the de bate this evening, and an interview at this time would be somewhat superfluous. Howveer, I will try to give you some facts that are neither stale nor devoid of interest to tbe general public. As a lead, ing statement I would say that there is no earthly possibility of a free coinagp bill passing either the senate or tbe house of tho new congress. Nowhere is there a sufficient representation \j over come the president's veto, which such a measure would surely meet. "A committee of the New York cham ber of commerce has made in the past month a careful canvass of senators and represeutatives, and tbe result is more than gratifying to the friends of sound money. According to the poll made, in the next house of representatives the totals are as follows: Free silver, 88; anti-free silver, 216; unknown, 52. In the senate there aro forty-threo votes against free coinage. Also there are aix senators—Bacon, Baker, Caffery, Mc- Kride,Martin and Wilson—whose position is somewhat l.i doubt, but who are be lieved to be not unfavorable tv sound money. The silver men can muster only thirty-nine votes, but this number will doubtless be increased by two when Utah comes into full statehood. Senator Mills of Texas, who was supposed to be the Achilles of the silvcrites, has come out on the sound money side, and other COLONEL JOHN P. IRISH desertions are expected. In the new house only i ig ity-eight free silver men have been found; some of these are said to be changing their views. More than two hundred members are known to be. against free coinage, ami tlie remaining sixty, while they have not declared themselves positively, are thought to be in syvmpathy with sounil money. Even if these sixty voted with the free silver men, the latter would still lack many votes of the number necessary to pass a free silver bill through the house. These ligures are said to be very conservative by the members of the com mittee that was engage! in the canvass, and the general impression to bo gained on reading the report is that the white metal enthusiasts are weaker today than they have been for years, as for as the complexion of congress is concerned. We are now entering upon good times, and the change is due to the belief tbat the publio credit ivill be sustained by the present administration. The last bond issue,made to that end, has relight ed the lires of industry and secured work and raised wages to eight millions of la borers. We want financial staoility and no disturbance of the single golo stand ard, which has existed since 1837. Of course the Populists and tree silver men see it differently, and they are fortunate in their champion, Mr. Cator.Jwbo has the cournge of liis convictions and does not flinch from the prospective results ot the policy for which he stands. My position is in line with Democratic prec edents aud practice, and I am simply hunting for the lost sheep of the Demo cratic Isriiol, to ir.ng ttiein again to the (old. This debate has excited attention wnich shows the interest felt in the issue. Many localities not Included in the presont list of appointment, tra ask ing for it,and Stanford university bas re quested that it be given in the presence of the students. Found Dead CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Oct. 2.—Dr. Elli ott F. Rogers of Chicago, formerly of Worcester, instructor in chemistry at Harvard, was found dead in his labora tory this evening. The St. Paul's Trial BOSTON, Oct. 2.—The steamer St.Paul started for a preliminary run today over the official course between Cape Ann and Views of the Case of Commerce Cape Porpoise, but abandoned the trial because of the bad priming of tbe boilers. The failure of the boilers to work prop erly was duo to the fact that the water from the Delaware river, with which they Were filled before the ship Ifcft Philadel phia, was brackish. TUs was not dicov ered until after the trip waa abandoned. The boilers will he washed out tomorrow and the oliicial trial will probably tako placo on Friday. What the Court Thinks SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 2.-The su preme court has declared unconstitu tional subdivision sixteen of section 190 of tbe county government act which pro vides that in cruntiea of tlie twenty eighth class alone every person subpoe naed as a witness In a criminal case be fore the superior court shall, subject to the discretion of the judge thereof, bo entitled to the samo per diem as jurors in like cases. The court declares this pro vision unconstitutional for the reason that it does not have a uniform application as provided by section 11 of article one of the constitution. He dot Away MERCED, Oct. 2.—Some of the officers who Btartcd tbis morning in search of the bandit who robbed the Coulterville stage yesterday came back tonight. Thoy learned that tho robber had a mule and that be had been loafing around Snelling for a week previous to the robbery. J. N. Thacner, Wells Fargo detective, arriv ed this afternoon and will join in the chase tomorrow. A HORRIBLE CHINESE FEAST A Water Right Quarrel Leads to a Village War Property Is Wantonly Destroyed a.id the Bodies ol Vanquished Ten Ars Cooked and Eaten SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 2.-Two large villages, Lang Cheng and Pien Cheng, distant seven miles from Ty Samini in the Canton province, China, were recent ly the scenes of shocking deeds in canni balism and wanton destruction of pro ductive property. The Swatow corre spondent f.f the China Mail on August 20 forwarded the details of the light between the two companies, which was precip itated by a dispute over water rights. Dy a night attack the people of Lang Cheng cut.tne sea embankment and let in tho water so as to destroy a large part of their enemy's rice, then almost ready for cutting. Reprisals followed, and al though the villages are distant only thirty miles from two district cities, Hai Hong and Lok Hong, the lighting continued for over a month, involving many vil lages and causing a largo number of deaths. The worst feature, ho.vever, is tins: By one side three and hy the other four prisoners were taken alive. These men were killed ami eaten, seven in all. It was not in this case, as in some others, an eating of the heart or gall only, liv ery eatable portion was consumed, most of it neing given to tbe children of the villages. Though not unprecedented in that district sticn an act of cannibalism is unuusunl and led to the appointment of a special deputy to inquire into thd case. Welsh Singers in Utah SALT LAKE, Oct. 2.—Many visitors have already arrived to attend the Eisteddfod, which opens tomorrow in the Tabernacle. The Montana delegation, 175 strong, arrived this morning ond paraded through the principal streets. They wore met at the depot by the Cam brian committee and given a hearty m ception. Tne Colorado delegation, Deing mostly from Denver, gave a concert this evening at the Congregational church. Found in the River STOCKTON, Oct. 2.—An unknown drowned man was fished out of Stockton channel near the mouth of Mormon channel this evening. There were two pairs of overalls on the body and the man had evidently been dressed foi hard work. Ho was aoout -10 year.! of age, wore a stubby beard and had lost one eye. One ( f the steamboat men said he believed a deck hand fell off the steamer T. C. Walker coming un tbe river Monday night, but he aid not know the name of the man believed to be missing. Will they come and play in our back yard ? Will they slide down our cellar door? Will they halloa down our rain-barrel ? Will they like us any more? [For answer see tomorrow's Herald.] THERE WILL BE NO FIGHT Unless Ground Is Chosen Out side of Texas ONLY ONE ROUND REQUIRED Three Hours' Time Was Used in Pass ing the Bill » And the Legislators of Texas Put an End Forever to Prize Fighting ln Their State Associated Press Special Wire. ,gAUSTIN, Tex., Oct. 2.—Thero will be no prize fight at Dallas, October 31, be tween Corbett and Fitzsimmons. This fact was settled this alternoon by the Texas legislature in exactly three hours by the watch. The two committees, one in the senato and the other in the house, gave an audience to tho Dallas attorneys all morning to ascertain their objections and entertain protests against tne pass age of thu law. After hearing the gontlemen until noon the two committees adjourned. This afternoon when tho two bouses met at 3 o'clock: both couimittees were ready to report and the senate bill was very promptly called. From tbe timo the bill was placed before tbe resolutions com mittee to tho time it passed was exactly fifty.live minutes. During this time Senator Dean opposed the bill ami Senator Lasker spoke in its favor. There were only two gontlemen who spoke on tho bill, the balance satis fying themselves hy voting. The vote on the final passage of the bill was 27 ayes and 1 no, Dean being the negative voter. The bill was immediately sent over to the house and at -1 o'clock that body began discussing it, substituting the senate bill for the house bill. After several gentlo meu had spoken on tne bill and tbeemer gency feature, pro anil con, a final vol.o was reached at (i o'clock precisely, and the bill passed the house by a vote of 110 to 5. Ttius within tbreo hours did Ihe Texas legislature forever put an end to prize lighting in Texas. This time yesterday it would not have been possible to pass this bill with an emergency clause. There were only ninety-two members present yesterday and of that number fifteen wero opposed to the emergency clause. Tho adminis tration forces readily saw that the mi nority would do them if the matter came to a vote, so they promptly wired rt!l their friends to come here immedi ately and tnen set about killing time un til their friends could arrive. They had only eighty-two last nif lit, but the ab sentees caiiie Hocking in on today's trains, each additional arrival adding t> thu administration forces, and when ev erything was arranged the rush for the vote was made. The fight management were confused at the way the solons swarmed in this morning ond practically gave up the light by 3 o'clock in tbe after noon. It was almost a certainty this morning that the i'opulists would be called over to tbe Dallaß side of the ques tion, hut a cog slipped and on the vote tins evening tney voted with the ad in in - isit ratio ii forces, which cinched the mat ter. Governor Culberson's friends consider it a great viotovy for him and lost no op portunity tonight to congratulate him on tho outcome of one of tho hottest, nnd it might be safely lenned one of the bitterest as well as the shortest, po litical lights ever brought up in the Lone Star stato on any one single man. They Will Find a Place - DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 2. —Dallas peo plo thronged the streets discussing the news from Austin tonight, and the gen eral sentiment is that the question is finally settled and all hope of holding the mill here must be abandoned. Said Dan Stuart to an Associated I'ress re porterjtonight: ■ The contest will not como off in Texts. We havo proceeded so far under the law. We did not touch a stick of timber until the highest judicial tribunal of Texas in criminal matters decided there was no law against glove contests Do You A small ad Place your ad Want In THE HERALD Foraglrlln A situation? Reaches over The HERALD THE HERALD 4Q qqq p eop , e Will find it , . r . _ For you A da y Columns on tbe statute books. The legislature was called to remedy the defective law, and that is an end uf it." "What plans have you now?" was asked. "That is the matter to be determined by the Florida Athletic club," said Mr. Stuait. "The otlieers of the club will ■neet here or in New York and decide. We have three points In view as a loca tion." "What are they," was asked. "That I cannot say. The club must first decide the new order of thines," was the reply. "I will still proceed under the law as it is and hunt other fields. You see lam now and have been Btrictly law abiding." "When will your club get straightened out again?" | "That will take a few days, but no time will be lost." • "Then the contest will como off?" was suggested. "Yes, sir; the is coming off; but moro on that bereater. •' The Teetotallers' Session SACRAMENTO, Oct. 2.-This was the second day of the thirty-sixth annual session of the grand lodge, Independent Order Oood Templars. Rev. W. M.Wood ward presiding. There was a good attend ance and much earnestness prevailed. Delegates arrived today fr..m San Diego, Humboldt and intermediate counties. Oreetings to the state W. C. T. TJ. in Ssn Francisco neve sent. The committed of the whole. Judge J. M. Walling in the chair, discussed the district lecture sys tem, the orphans' home and finance, and continued in the evening session. There will be nn election of officers tomorrow. The night session will he called "the great day of tbe feast," or orphans' home "it? 'it. THE BAY STATE DEMOCRACY Speaks for Sound Money and for Qood Roads It Also Records Itself as Opposed to Re ligious Proscription and in Favor of Torlll Reform WORCESTER. Mass., Oct. 2.—The Massachusetts Democratic state conven tion met today In Mechanics hall. Hon. Josiah Qulnoy was elected permanent chairman and addressed the convention for about an hour, discussing the issues between the Republican and Democratic parties. The platform commends the present national adminstration for its conduct of foreign affaiis, congratulates the manu facturing interests of the country on the successful operation:! of tlie new tariff, regretting that the bill as originally fram ed by the Democratic leader ij not in force, and denounces tho efforts of tbo Republican party to re-open this ques tion; demands a maintenance of the ex isting gold standard and opposes the free coinage of silver and the further pur chaso of silver bullion and demands that the government shall retire its paper money. It favors the granting to the secrotaiy of tno treasury of the power to muko short term loans, to maintain the gold balance of the treasury. It tenders Presi dent Cleveland and Secretary Carlisle the thanks of tho Democratic party of Massa chusetts for their position on the finan cial question nnd congratulates the coun try on the marked revival of business which followed their stand. It also de nounces tho American l'roteetive asso ciation by name. It declares in lavor of good roads and for Ihe collection of fixed percentage of earnings from corporations which use the publio highways. Iho ticket nominated is* as follows: Fred Williams of Bpilliain, for governor; lieutenant-governor, Hon. James S. Grin nell, Greeniield; secretary of Blate, Ho ward J. Fly nil, Boston; treasurer and re ceiver-general, Ebon S. Stecns, Dudley; attorney-general, Henry F. Hurlbut, Lynn; auditor, Altred C. Whitney, Bos ton. San Diego Murder Case SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2.—Tne preliminary examination of Joe Shanks, under arrest for the murder of Mrs. Leroy R. Stiles and her father, J. B. Borden, on the beach nort'i of Oceanside, last month, wus beetin before Justice Brvan today. The evidence for the prosecution was mainly circumstantial and has failed to make out a very strong jaae against Ebanka as y.t. PRICE FIVE CENTS WAS DURRANT AT LECTURE Fifty-nine of Defendant's Class mates Were Asked BUT NOT ONE OF THEM KNEW Fourteen Others to Cc Examined at To* day's Session Testimony Adduced to Shew That Oppea taelmer Could Not Have Recognized Durrant In the Pawnshop Associated Press Special Wire. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2.-The de fonse in the Durrant case did today that which it has often urged the prosecution to do. Attorney Deuprey called to the stand fifty-nine members of the class to whom Dr. Cheney lectured on the after* noon of April 3d and asked each one if he answered to Durrant's name at the roll call. answer was in tbe nega tive. Attor.iey Deurepy went fnrtber and asked each student if he knew any oher member of tbe class wbo bad an swered to Durrant's name. Not one of tbe witnesses had any information on tha subject. Of tne students summoned to the stand, not one knew whether Dur rant was at the lecture room in Cooper college on the duy tbat Blanche Lamont was murdered or not. Neither could tbey call to mind any othor student who was there. It is expected that the remaining fourteen members of the class will ba called to tne stand tomorrow. Wbile the step taken by tbe defense to day in calling Durrant's classmates to the stand is generally regarded as a bold move it cannot be said that it resulted to tbe material advantage of either side. Tbe testimony of the fifty-nine witnesses who were placed on the stand was im portant insofar aa it went to refute tbe contention of the prosecution tbat some body else answered to Durrant's name on the nay of the murder. On the other hand the prosecution contends that the testimony is unimportant inasmuch as seventy-three students might give satis factory evidence for tne defense, while the seventy-fourth member of the class, if be could be found, would give the evi dence tbat tbe prosecution so much de sires. Great stress was laid uy both sides to day on the memory of the witnesses as to tho individual students who attended the lecture. Wbile tbe prosecution showed that not one of tbe students who wero placed on tbe stand remembered seeng Durrant at the lecture, the de fense brougt out the fact that the wit nesses did not remember any otber stud ent who was present. The "day's testi mony tberelore resulted in no material advantage to either sine. Ernest McCullough, a civil engineer, testified with regard to the dimensions and interior arrangement of Oppen heim's pawnshop. The object of the tes timony is supposed to hove been neces sary to show that Opponbeim who is near sighted, could not have possibly identi fied tbe man who is said to have tried to pawn one of Blanche Lament's rings. Tho trial will be resumed tomorrow morning. The Flagler Case WASHINGTON,Oct. 2.-Distriot Attor ney Birney said today that ba would bring the case of Miss Flagler, daughter of General Flagler, chief of theorainanoe bureau of tbe army, who killed a negro boy namged Green while he was stealing fruit from a tree, berore the grand jury now in session. Burned at Sea SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2.—Private ad vices received here from London state that the British ship, Europa bound from Leith to San Francisoo, bas been burned at sea. The crew of tbe Europa was rescued by the Oscar 11, which brou'ht the news of the disaster and landed at Liverpool. THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH—Progress in ths Dur rant case—Ancient claims against tha state —Northern Pacilic affairs—Chin ese cannibalism —Santa Fe fast train, Chicago to Los Angeles—Tho Valley railroad runs cars — Sugar bounty claims—Baseball for the Temple cup; sporting notes—The Venezuela mat ter—There will be no prize fight in Texas—Harbor conference resolutions —An international light—Massachu setts Democrats nominate a ticket— Kialto; a large land deal—San Ber nardino; creamery work—Ventura; tno water system—Santa Paula; mil itia matters —Hueneme; fair notes— Santa Barbara; the Morell case— Riverside; a fatal accident — Long Beach; n respected lady's death Downey—Santa Ana; a laay killed Santa Monica; opposing irrigation Women's home missionary meetings ABOUT THE CITY-John P. Irish, tl.e single standard money champion. ar> rives in the city; his talk regarding the next congress—The Cummings brothers, murderers, taken north last nigbt—Real estate and building;a re view of the week—Last of the odon tologieal session—An adjourned meet ing this afternoon of the city count.'. to pass on the bids on school build ings—Regular meeting of the fire commissioners; E. H. Mather drop ped from the pay roll—Everything i» ready for the annexation election; t >- day will decide it—The building rec ord for a day—Meeting of tbe dire tors oi the chamber of commerce—Li t of merchants Alio have agreed to the early closing request—The attack upon Fred L. Alles; tho close of tho incident—The Terminal railway Wins its case against South Pasadena m tho supreme court—Henry W. Den an ex-post-iaster, guilty of embezz ment—J. Sharp dreams nnd has vis ions—Fred Katterniun found dead in the railroad cars, city bound—Miss Maud Lansing Kowan, formerly a so ciety girl of this city, tolls of her ex perience as an actress. WHERE YOU fIAY 00 TOOAV ORPHEUM.-Aißp.ru.; vauiieTilU. LUS ANGELES THEATER.—At 8 fbß, Phantasma.