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VOL. XLIV. NO. 176
Great Oil Combination to
Bid for Crude Oil
Operations Will Commence
Within Thirty Days
Product Will Be Shipped to Points of
Some Local Oil Men Are Apparently
They Think Th«t II the Standard People
Were Coming Mere They Wonld flake
No Advance Announcements—ln
terviews With Producera
Tlio information received by James C.
Harvey, the agent of the Standard Oil
company in this city, is very direct and
to the point. It is to the effect that the
company will positively be in the mar
ket soon to buy crude oil for fuel pur
poses and tha* it will furnish transporta
tion for oil to points where it will
be consumed.
Mr. Harvey has boon very numerously
questioned during the past few days as
to whether or not tbe Standard people
intended to do just this very thing. So
ho wired the San Francisco oli'.ce, which
is tho headquarters for tho Pacific coast
business of the Standard and asked for
information. He got it.
Yesterday afternoon at 4:55 Mr. Har
vey received a message in cipher which
when translated roan as follows:
"Telegram received. Say to all inter
ested that Standard Oil company will
positively be in the market soon to buy
crude oil foi fuel purposes and that it
will furnish transportation to points
whero oil will be consumed "
This telegram comes from the Pacific
coast manager of the Standard's interests
and ho in, turn »eceives his instructions
from tho Now YorK office at 20 Broad
"Our company has made a straight,
open proposition," soid Local Manager
Harvey last evening. "The tanks and
tank cais have already been detailed to
this coast and witiin thirty days we will
be ready to bid ft r oil here and to carry
it where it will be consumed.
"We were toteni to rnaice an early an
nour-jement of jur intentions, owing to
the fac. that contracts were dat'y being
made which would 6(io.i tie up most of
tiie oil produced here. Therefore infor
mation as to what we will do lias been
given to the producers that they may
prutit by it."
Desprto this plain statement of Mana
ger Harvey there are some oil men who
doubt. They give their reasons for their
disbeliefs and tell why they think the
Standard people will not inavde tho Los
Angeles field. "The Standard Oil com
pany does not enter any oil field in any
Part of tho United States or elsewhere
until the signal of distress is flung to the
breeze and nas been floating for tome
time." This Is what a prominent local
oil operator said yesterday and the man
knew what he was talking about, for he
lias had something like twenty-three
years experience in ohserving the maneu
vers of that gigantic corporation in the
oil fields of Ohio ami Pennsylvania,
"In the first place," said the old timer,
"it is hard enough to find out the moves
that the Standard Oil company muses
after the play is completed, let alone as
certaining what they are going to do bo
fore their plans are consummated.
"Do you really suppose that for one
instant if tho Standard people were going
to handle the Southern California oil
product they would have their agents
giivng out their plans in advance of any
actual movement on their part to consum
mate the deal it is reported they are go
ing to carry through? Not for one
minute would such be the case.
"As a matter of fact the Standard 0/1
company can enter tho field hero in Los
Aneeies if it desires to do io, but it has
no desire to. l'ho field is too small; tho
industry is at present in no way interfer
ing with tne monopoly and it is in too
prosperous a condition —perhaps not at
picsent, but in prospective—for the
Standard folks to desire to bother with
our oil affairs. They can raise the price
of illuminating oil a few cents and clean
up $'J0,000,000 ,as they did last spring,
in a very short time. Why, even if the
Los Angeles output was 4000 barrels of
fuel oil a day they could not. afford to
be bothered with "it and would not be."
These sentiments expressed above
seemed to bo generally indorsed by every
one in tbe city who knows anything
about the Standard Oil company. Never
theless there ore quite a number of pro
ducers who seem to think that it would
be a good thing if the Standard monop
oly did enter the held here. They talk
about the competition that would there
by result. But these parties forget that
tbe Standard Oil company does not know
that such a word as competition has a
definition in Webster's dictionary, and
at least no such word has over neen used
as applied to tneir operations in any oil
fie I'd.
President P. H. Herron of the Oil ex
change wires from San Francisco that
the agent of tbe Standard monopoly there
informed him that his company did not
propose to purchase any fuel oil on this
There is quite a feeling among a good
many people that this talo about the
Standard Oil company entering tbe field
here is put forth by a few who desire to
retard the growth of the oil exchange
and to ultimately break it op. There are
oil men here who are trying to disrupt
the organization, out as yet they have
met with only nominal success.
The friends' of the exchange claim that
it is steadily growing and that it is today
in a healthier state than it has ever been
before. Nevertheless some folks are in
dustriously peddling the story that the
oil exchange is on the verge of dissolu
"Yes," said Secretary T, J. Cochran
of the exchange yesterday afternoon,
"There are some people who would liko
to see the exchange | 0 to pieces, but it
will not. The exhange today controls
more than two-thirds of all the oil land
in and around this city. We will soon
have it practically all in our hands.l
| "Of course WJ bare got some people
who are against us. The Paciific Oil Re
lining and Supply company anJ others |
have contracted with parties hero to put
in oil tj consumers at $1 per barrel.
Now when oil gops to $1 a barrel they are
going to be in tee soup. The only way
they will be eblefto get soffit lent oil to
lill toeir contracts will be through us.
They realize the fact that the future lor
them as lung as the exchange exists is
dark and uncertain. Therefore they wish
to see the exchange go under and they
can then deal with the owners of wells as
individuals; instead of with ' representa
tives of the owners of the entire product i
acting together.
' Now the story has been told that only
thirty well owners have signed the three- I
year contract. As a matter of fact, tifty-
Hfe have signed.
"Thro are several members of the ex
change who are new in the oil business,
who expected uur organization to imme
diately raise the price of oil and to at
once construct a pipe lino to Santa Mon
ica and to build ships lo carry the oil to
San Francisco. We will do all of this in
time, lint it cannot be dune in a day.
The impatient ones—and thero are only
two or three—are heard from once in a
while, but if they want to leave the ex
change, why, we can get along without
"It would certainly bo a misfortune
for the Standard Oil people to enter this
field and control it, as they surely wollil,
but I know they have no intention of
doing so.
"The Standard Oil company tells 00
per cent of all the oil consumed east o
the Rocky mountains. Wherever thoy
have pone tuey have put v blight on the
In 1868 thero were twenty-two firms
handling oil in Cincinnati, and today
there are three—the Standa'd Oil com
pany anil two others. You will only find
that corporation where the signal of Jis
tress is hung out. When oil in Ohio got
down to 18 and 'JO cents a barrel I he peo
ple got disgusted with the industry and
refused to have anything to do with it.
The Standard people came quietly in
and bought up nil the oil, bought or
leased the refineries, and then within six
months the price of oil was advanced
400 per cent. Whenever oil goes up it is
because the Standard Oil company has
it all. Wnen it goes down the Standard
has none. When it reaches the bottom
the Standard buys, and then the price
soon goes skyward.
"it would augur no good for the pro
ducer to have the Standard Oil company
enter the field here. That corporation
is responsible for more ruined merchants
and ousiness men in the east than any
trust that was ever organized on earth.
"Anyway, the Standard people could
not do business here unless they did it
with and through us, for wo "have the
product as long a? our organization holds
out, anil 1 see no reason why it should
not stand in perpetuity. No; my honejt
judgment it that the Standard Oil com
pany will not do business in Lou Angeles,
for a while at least."
The oil refinery which has for some
months past been located at Second ana
Boaudry avenue is to bo removed to a
new location nt once. For many weary
weeks the scent from the refinery has re
minded residents in the vicinity of a
soap factory or a tannery. Now, though,
a very favorable location has been picked
out. It is adjoining the crematory of
Kamish <t Marsh, near the river on Sev
enth street. The scent from the refinery
will be as perfume compared with the
smell that arises frum the garbage oven.
The pipe line runs to the river out Sev
enth street, ana it will only be necessary
to construct a branch line for a short
distance to run the oil direct to the re
The Rex well, near the Nelson prop
erty, is being excavated.
The National Oil company's well is not
panning out. At 550 feet there were oil
indications, but at 815 feet the outlook
was not so bright.
The Chandler well is down 500 feet and
still going.
Webster it Ilaight are drilling a well at
Park and Figueora streets.
The prospect for the Carbon Hill Oil
company's last well is fine. It is down
920 feet.
Casing is boing put in the Martin well.
It is ot a dopth of OhO feet.
Casing in tbe Silent-Chandler well is
down 900 feet. Oil-bearing sand has
been passed.
Tho Whittier jc Larguson well at Wel
come and State streets is going to be all
rignt. At feet tho drill is in oil-bear
ing sand.
Drillers will soon be at work on another
well on the Nelson property at Belmont
and llockford avenues.
The Railway Commission Meets to Consider
SAN FUANCISCO, Oct. 3-The rail
road commissioners held another meet
ing this arternoon to consider the dis
criminations in freight tariff of the
Southern l'acific railroad.
Secretary Newman rea£ a number of
complaints of unjust charges by the rail
road company. Action will be taken
upon them at the next meeting.
A petition from cattle raisers of the
Salinas valley asking lower rates for cat
tle was rend and the board instructed the
secretary to request the railroad to fur
nish a schedulo of its rates and to notify
it that the matter will ho taken Up by
the board two weeks hence.
E. E. Edwards sent a cummunicaiton
to tho board complaining of excessive
passenger rates between Barstow and The
Needles. This matter will also be ad
justed at the next meeting.
After transacting some further business
the board went into executive session to
fix up a schedule to prevent discrimina
Miscegenation Prohibited
COLUMBIA, S. C, Oct. 3.—The con
stitutional convention by an overwhelm
ing majority today adopted a clause for
bidding the intermarriage of white per
sons with any person having any negro
blood whatever in his or her veins.
This, 111 oqnnnection with tbo suffrage
clause, will have the effect of disfran
chising roulattoes.
That Alleged Ultimatum
LONDON, Oct. 3. —Inquiries made at
the United States embassy horo today
show that no instructions have boon re
ceived from Secretary Olney to notify the
British government that unless tho Ven
ezuelan question is submitted to arbitra
tion witbt'n ninety days tbe United States
government will enforce the Monroe ooc
The Round Valley Tragedy
UKIAH, Oct. 3. —Parties arriving in
this city today from Round Valley state
positively that Jack Littlehcld, who was
lynched for tho alleged shooting of J.
M. Vinton L.st week, was not within
twenty miles vi the scene of the shoot
ing at. the time it occurred. The Trinity
county authorities will be asked to in
vestigate tbo matter with the idea of ap
prehciiling Litllelield's murderers.
Georgia Elections
ATLANTA, Oct. 3.-Major J. C. C.
Black, Democrat, has defeated 'Ihomas
K. Watson, l'opulist, for congress in the
Tenth district by a majority of 1041.
The City Willing, the Country
Districts Opposed It
The Vernon District Made a Losing
It Was Very Quiet Inside the City Limits, but
the Clans in the Suburbs Put Up a
Battle Royal-riay Be a Recount
For annexation inside the city 830
Against annexation inside the city 240
For annexation outside the city 470
Against annexation outside the city...4o;!
Total vote 201S
Total majority againrt annexation.. 1?
First ward —
For annexation 75
Against annexation 30
Second ward—
For annexation 112
I*"* Against, annexation 36
Third ward —
For annexation 164
Against annexation 26
Fourth wa,d —
For annexation 136
Against annexation 15
Fifth ward —
For annexation 71
Against annexation ID
oixth ward —
For annexation 68
Against annexation 34 |
Seventh ward —
For annexation 88
Against annexation 33
Eighth ward—
For annexation 48
Against annexation 37
Ninth ward —
For annexation 77
Against annexation 10
Pico Heights—
For annexation 81
A gainst annexation 83
For annexation 101
Against annexation i 47
For annexation 154
Against annexation _ 215
For annexation HO
Against annexation 48
The proposition for a Greater Los An
geles has evaporated so far as the four
southwestern districts, which it was in
tended to make a part of the city, are
concerned, at least for a tune. The peo
ple inside the oitv were perfectly agreea
ble, but the residents in the section to
be taken in were coy. They went to the
polls and put a keen-edged knife into
the proposition,defeating the election by
seventeen votes. The majority in favor
of the Greater Los Angeles inside th (
nine wards of the city was 509 votes.
Pico Heights cast two votes against the
preposition, University ,-uxty-one votes
against and Kosedalo forty-six votes
against, making a total of 109 votes
against the proposed bigger city in the
threo precincts namod. Against this
showing Vernon cuiild only muster a ma
jority of ninety-two votes lor annexation.
That decided the skirmish. Annexation
had lost by a narrow margin, but never
theless a margin big enough to have
made itself felt.
Twenty-eight votes were thrown out at
Vernon for alleged irregularities, of
which number all but ten are said to
have been for annexation, and nine
votes were dumped at Kcsedale. i'loo
Heights tnrcw out nine votes against and
seven for annexation. The discarded
Vernon votes may result in an entire re
count of th*' precinct, which the annexa
tionists claim will carry tho whole prop
osition fur the larger city through.
While the election was a remarkaoly
quiet affair in the various city wards, it
was more than ordinarily warm in the
outside precincts. The annexationists
there were the bettor organized, but the
opposition was too strong. The claim is
matte that had lho 86U odd votes at Ver
non been cast, the majority tor annexa
tion would have been such as to tarry
the proposition through against all of the
combined opposition of the other thieo
suburban districts.
Thu Vernon Irrigation company, which
is composed of land owners inside of this
city, fought tho proposition hard, the
majority of the voters in tho precinct
being for annexation because of the per
plexing water question which has been
a serious problem with the people of the
district for years.
Today the people of Highland park will
have their inning ami tho result of yes
terday's election makes success of the
second round in the battle a very doubt
ful matter, even inside the c»ty.
Tho city will have to foot all of the bills
for both elections. The total cost of tbe
matinee will be in the neighborhood of
Welsh Citizens of Utah Observe The Customs
of Ancient Times
SALT LAKE, Utan, Oct. 3.—The open
ing of the first grand annual eisteddfod
held in Utah took place in the tabernacle
this alternoon. The stand was beautifully
decorated with potted plants, flags and
bunting and in the center were two beau
tiful Welch harps. Seated on tbo stand
were Hon. A. L. Thomas, Hon. ileorgo
Q. Cannon, John James, YYalter I cwis,
David John and Prof. Alexander Lewis.
There were about 0000 people in attend
ance. The exercises were commenced by
President Thomas delivering a abort ad
dress of welcome in which lie congratu
lated the Welch people on the success
they have achieved in musical' circles,
lio was follower! by Hon. George Q. Can
non who spoke at length. The assem
blace then aroso and joined in singing
America, at the conclusion of which tbe
contests were opened.
Tho Denbalter bund of Salt Lake won
the SmOO prize and medal in tho baud 0011
The .Millwell Murder Case
HANNIBAL, Mo., Oct. 3.— The attor
neys for L'r. Hoarne and wife, charged
with the murder of Amos J. Still well,
Mrt. Ilearne's first husband, served no
tice on I'rosecnting Attorney Heather to
day of their intention on October 0 ot
making an application for a change of
venue. If the application is granted tbe
celebrated murder case will be tried at
Howling Green.
California at Covent Garden
LONDON. Oct. 3. —Only a fourth of
the 500 packages of California fruits ex
pected to be put up at auction at Covent
Garden market today was actually put on
sale. Trices obtained were not up to ex
pectations. Half cases of peaches went
at 'Ja to lis Od ; whole cases Winter Nellis
Dears broaught b's, od, Dutchess pears
went t»t 13s. 6d.; Burreolorgcs, lis, Cor
nice, 14 65., 6d. to 18s. The sale com
prised only peaches and pears.
The Fair Will Case
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3.—The Fair
will case came up lor argument today
on the motion of Charles Wheeler, attor
ney for the Pair children, for a judgment
in the suit brought on behalf of Charles
Fair to test tho validity of the trust
clause in the will ol the late James (i.
Fair. There was along argument on both
sides and then the case went over without
a decision on Wheeler's motion.
Professor Barnard Retires
SAN JOSE, Oct. 3.—After seven years
of faithful work Prcf. E. E. Barnard has
severed" his connection with the Lick
observatory,and on Friday will leave San
Francisco for the east to assnrao a posi
tion at the great Ye;lv*s oi^ervatorw
W. J. Husany of Stanford university
will succeed Barnard.
Where Are the Fish ?
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. Oct. 3.—
President Cleveland returned to Gray
Gables today from nis fishing trip in the
Oneida. Private Secretary Thurber and
K. C. iSenediot were in tho party.
A Chicago Lieutenant Shoots at His
An Escape From the Hospital for Dipsomani
acs Who Will Hereafter Be Kept
Locked Up
CHICAGO, Oct. .3.—Colonel R, E. Crof
ton,commander of tne Fifteenth infantry
at Fort Sheridan,narrowly escaped deat'i,
or at least a severe wound at the hands
of L.eutenant S. S. Paguo of Company
F, Fifteenth infantry, this afternoon.
The lieutenant fired three shots at the
commander. Ono passed through tho
fold of his overcoat, just over the right
groin, and the second and third passed
close to the body. Pague, a few months
uefore, had escaped Lorn the hospital,
where he had been undergoing treatment
lor mental trouble occasioned, it is said,
by over-indulgence in liquor. At tho
fort tonight it was said that the lieuten
ant was not responsible for his act, and
that bis meeting with Crofton was a
chance meeting. The shooting occasion
ed great excitement at tho fort, botb
because of the universal good favor In
which Pague is held by his comrades
who regret exceedingly his mental
trouble, and because it was the second
time that an officer of tbe Fifteenth in
fantry who was suffering from dementia
has atteckea Colonel Crofton.
Paguo some time ago spent several
weeks at a liquor euro establish men t.
The treat.nont had been greatly bene
ficial to him. A few weeks ago.however,
his comrades and superior officers noticed
that his actions were strange and not
those of a man mentallj responsible. It
was then concluded thut tbe treatment
had affected his brain. During the visit
of General Merrilt at the fort recently,
I'aguo's actions were so bad that he was
ordered sent to the post hospital lor
treatment. This afternoon while the at
tendants were busy in another pari of
tho hospital Lieutenant Paguo escaped
from iiis room. Ho went immediately
to his home, in a distant part of the po«t
grounds, and securing a revolver, walked
out on the parade ground and bred the
shots at Colonel Crofton as told above.
The shots brought several officers to the
spot, and before he firod again he was
seized and disarmed. Accuiding t> tho
olicials who rook him in custody, lie did
not seem to realize what ho had done,
and a fow moments after did not seem to
remember that be had Bred any shots ot
Lioutenant PagUS is about 40 years of
age. He graduated at West Point about
IS7O and has seen active service in the
west. Ho is considered an able officer.
To Reform China
LONDON, Oct. 4. —A dispatch to tho
Standard from Shanghai says that Vice
roy Li Hung Chang has gone to Pekin at
the special request of the dowager em
press of China,with whom he has always
had tbo most cordial relations. A grand
scheme of administrative reorganization
has been reported between them, a prom
inent feature being the remoavl of tho
capital from Pekin to some more secure
place in Central Cbina.
They will not come and play in our back yard.
They will not slide down our cellar door,
They will not halloa down our rain-barrel,
Now will they like us any more?
Evolves Some Sensations but
Little Useful Evidence
A L&dy Reporter Committed for Contempt
of Court
The ociense Alds the Prosecution Show
ing; the Record of the College Ro!.'
Call Unreliable
Asocintoa Press Special Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3.—The trial
of Theodore Liurrant was replete with
sensations today. Henry J. McCoy, gen
eral secretary of the Y. M. C. A., who was
cited for contempt last Monday for tell
ing Juror Truman that if he did not hang
Durrant the people would hang him, was
lined $'JSO with the alternative of five
days in the county jail. During the
cross-examination of a witness summoned
by the defense, the prosecution develop
ed the fact that a student at Cooper
Medical college who did not attend the
lecture delivered by Dr. Cheney on the
afternoon of April 3d, was recorded pres
ent ir the roll call boon. This testimony
is of the greatest importance to the prose
cution from the fact that it shows the
unreliabiity of tlio roll call book, in
whicn Durrant was recorded present, on
the afternoon that Blanhce Lament was
m ordered.
Tlio List sonsatinn of the day was an
order made by tno court committing
Misi Carrie Cunningham, a newspaper
reporter, to the county jail for refusing
to answer a question. Tho defense de
sired io impeach tho testimony of Mrs.
Leak, who said she did not tell Miss
Cunningham that she saw Durrant and
Miss Ljmont enter Kmanucl liaptist
church on tno afternoon of April 3d.
Miss Cunningham testified that Mrs.
Leak did not tell her what she had seen
but when asked to reveal tho source of
her Information the witness declined to
answer. An order was made committing
tho witness to the county jail for con
tempt, but on motion of tho defense it
was made to go into effect tomorrow
morning when Miss Cunningham will bo
given an opportunity to answer the
Tlio defense placed on tho stand today
eight mora 1 students who attended tne
lecture delivered by Dr. Cheney on the
afternoon of April 3d to testify as to
whether they had answered to Durrani's
name at roll call. Kaoh witness gave a
negative answer. With the exception of
six all the members of tbo class have now
been asked this question. One of tbe
students has died since April 3d and the
defense has been able to obtain tho at
Undinco of tho other live in court. The
prosecution limited tbo cross-examina
tion in each case to asking if the wit
ness saw Durrant at the lecture. Not a
student was found who remembered hav
ing seen the defendant. Tho notes of
eacii witness were placed in evidence by
the prosecution. The notes promise to
ploy an important part in the future
proceedings as the prosecution intends to
compare them with the notes said to
have been taken by Durrant at the time.
Attorney lleuprey called tbo attention
of tbe court to tin' fact that Robert N.
Lynch, private secrotary to Uev. J.
(ieorgo Qlbsoo,wai in the court rojm and
asked to have him removed. The court
said Lynch could not be removed unless
he were subpoenaed as a witness, when
he would be excluded like all other wit
nesses. A subpoena Was at once made
out for Lynch and he was ordered to
leave the room. Lynch protested that ho
ki.ew nothing about the case, but tbe
court insisted upon the order.
11. S. Field, a member of a locol whole
sale jewelry tirm. was called to testify
with regard to the grade and quality of
the ring worn by Blanche Lamont,which
is said to have been presented at Pawn
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broker Oppenheim's shop. He said the
ring was of a common kind, hut when
asked by the prosecution to compare it
with a similar ring introduced by the de
fense, an objection was sustained.
Tbe defonso endeavored to show by F.
\V. Ross, a student at Cooper Medical
college, that on the afternoon that
Bl&qCDfl Lam on t was murdered he and
Durrant took a walk from the col lope to
tbe vie nity ol Golden Gate. Rosa re
memherrd that ho and Da/rant bad taken
such a walk but said be could not (ix tbe
C. L. Garvin, the medioal student who
testified that he did not attend Dr.
Cheney's lecture, although be is recorded
present on the roll call, will probably ho
recalled for further examination* His
testimony was a great surprise to tbe at
torneys 'or thu defense who interposed
objections afterward to almost every
(|uest',nn asked him by the prosecution
Garvin's denial that he at.ended the
lecture >liowh what tbe prosecution has
long been trying to prove—that the roll
call hook is unreliable and that it should
not be assumed from the fact that Dur
rant was recorded present in the book
that he actually attended the lecture.
The importance of the testimony
Bought to be obtained by Miss Cunning
ham lies in the fact that it is apparently
the last hope of the defense to break
down the strong testimony of bow she
Dad seen Durrant and Blanche Lamont
enter Krnannel Baptist church a feu* min
utes after 4 o'clock of April 3d, to only
one person, whom she named. Tbe de
fense desires to know tho sou Too of Miss
Cunningham's information, In order
that it may call to the stand the person
who told her. If that person should
prove to he the one named by Mrs. Leak
as her only confidant, the defense would
nave made a strong point against Mrs.
Leak's testimony. It is nor believed
that Miss Cunningham will divulge the
sourne of her information. If tbe defense
insists upon the question Miss Cunning
hum will ha given another opportunity
to answer it in the morning, when if sho
refuses she will be sent to prison for con
The Americans Couldn't Kill Any Seals
With Sp:ars
The Britishers Ujed Kilter, and Qot seats tut
the skina Were Confiscated and
Vessel's ScUid
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3.-The seal
ing schooner J. Eppftiger, Captain White,
has arrived from the Bering Sea with
very few seals on board. Cap'ain White
is indignant at what he declares was the
discrimination of the raveuuu cutters in
favor of Knglish sealers, Tho Victoria
men, he says, 'were permitted to carry
lira arms into tho sea and they Bled them
to sin h an extent that tho Aineri cans
COOld not get near a seal to spear one.
"All tho A m erica Da received instruc
tions." said Captain White, "to seal or
land all tirearms. I was Obliged 10 give
up even my revolver. No such orders
were given to the British captains and
they Went away witli their anus and am
munition on board their vessels. The re
sult, was that when we put into Bering
Sea on every day that was fitting for
sealing wo could bear the popping Ol ri
des from all directions. Boat after boat
from the Kppnaer came bacic empty and
the complaint of mv men all the time
was that the shooting scared the a*-a!s
away. The Tiritishers and their .Siwash
Indians used lirearms. while the Ameri
can government compelled its oltisoos to
go hack to the weapons of a century ago,
which rif no use whatever. Amer
ican citizens pay taxes to the govern
ment and the British reap toe benefit a of
til em.
"Finally the revenue cutters awoke to
a sense of their duty. The Uush swooped
down on the Beatrice and the J, B. Mar
vin, and finding skins on board showing
shot marks, tho vessels were seized and
sent to Victoria. We found the saals so
wild ihat wo deeiued to come home. '
Republican Harmony at Chicago
CHICAGO, Oct. B.—Those who pre
aicied tuat the Republican conveniion to
day would result in riot and bloodshed
be cans c of tho strife between the city ana
county factions, were very much disav
piontfd. The county men were in full
control and Mayor Swift's forces were
wholly Ignored, not only on tho commit
tees but also in the nominations which
were made. Being ail one sided, there
was no cause for a row and none oc
curred. Tomorrow tho Democrats will
hold their county primaries.
On a Leo Shore of Legislative
Against Which the Sluggers' Arm
Cannot Be Lifted
Then la Wnlllnjr end tlnishins; ot Teeth
In the Cum? of the Sparta
and Gamblers
A?>«.-lated Press Rpacla.l Wire.
AUSTIN, Tex-. Oct. 3. —At 4:50 this
evening Governor Culberson signed the
anti-prize tight bill, which was enacted
into a Jaw yesterday by the called session
•>f the Twenty-fcurth legislature, and
prize lighting in Texas hereafter will b*
punished as a felony. The senate received
the hill from the bouse this morning and
agreeing in the senare amendments sent
the hill to the governor at 4:10 o'clock,
and within fotry-tive minutes thereafter
the bill was filed with the secretary ol
state and is now a law.
In its last moments, as in those of yes
tprdoy, the bill was hustled at all points.
Tbe governor has been kept busy today
opening telegrams. Everybody appar
ently from Maine- to California wants to
congratulate the governor on the passage
of tbe law. The telegrams teceived from
the state alone would till a bushel meas
ure, while the foreign telegrams are not
far behind.
The members of the legislature are
hearing from the forks of the creeks and
the state press is teeming with notices
that the action of the legislature is meet
ing with universal approval in every sec
tion of the state. The governor is receiv
ing telegrams today which would tend to
show that a large number of people up
luero did not want tbe fight notwith
standing previous reports. The legisla
ture will adjourn Monday.
CHICAGO, Oct. B.—When the news
of too action the T»xas legislature had
taken on the prize lighting question at
Austin reached tbe sports around towij,
they were knocked silly. Governor Cul
berson and everybody "that had any con.
ncction with the passage of tho bill were,
denounced in strong language. Those
that have been in communication with
President Han Stuart of the Florida Ath
letic club for the la*t month doubted the
press dispatches and still retained faith
in his ability to pull the light off as ad
Regarding the prospects of the Florida
Athletic club holding the light elsewhere
J. M. MoLaln, one of Stuart's ousiness
partners, said that everything looked so
rosy to have it take place as advertised
be was not prepared to make any state
ment as to the future doings of the club.
He was thunderstruck when informed of
tbe action the legislature had taken, and
could not understand how the passage of
tho bill was accomplished. When asked
if the light would be declared off lor good
he said be thought that Stuart was a de
termined man. and having gone thus far
would see the thing through. Arrange
ments, he said, have in a minor way
been perfected to transfer the light to the
Indian Territory or Mexico. He thougut
Stuart would "much preler the former
place, hut if the Indian Territory should
be barred against the..i he would un
doubtedly hring toe men together on the
olhor side of the Rio Grande.
About a month ago McLain, at Stuart's
{suggestion, looked over the ground in
Mexico for a place to pull off the contests
should circumstances prevent their taking
place in I>;illus or any other part of
Texas. What success Me Lain met with
on that trip could not be ascertained, as
he would not discuss the question.
All tho parties that had made arrange
merits to run special trains to Dallas,
while surprised,did not appear to be flur
ried over the news. They said they had
received no word from President Stuart
notifying them to stop selling light or
train tickets for the special, and there
fore would continue booking passengers
as In'retof ire.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3.—A local
paper says there is a strong probability
that an effort will be made to have the
BY TELEGRAPH—The Durrant case
progresses slowly—A sealer nturns
from the north—The Utah eistedulod
—Matters affecting the great railroana
—Cause of the Armenian uprising—
The naturalized Chinaman's case—
Closing session of the Eucharist con
vention —Testimony In the Oceanside
murder case— Grand lodge of Good
Templars elects officers—Sacramento's
infant incendiary — A plain statement
of tho Venezuelan matter—Prize
light talk; Mexico objects; talk of
various places—Hoys In a San Diego
powder magazine—An insubordinate
lieutenant—A tremeaduus lire at War
ren, Mass.—The insurgent Cubans es
tablish a government—Santa Bar
bara; society notes; tbe Morell case
— Riverside; orange growers organize;
tho Cummings boys' farewell—Po
mona; orange growers meet, as do
the Baptists—Santa Monica; a con
dor killed—Santa Ana; a citizen's
death; notes:— Pasadena: meetings
of various bodies; a marriage; notes.
AtJOUT THE CITY.—The Los Angeles
Medical college to have its own build
ing—Echoes from the chamber of
commerce —The big contract for the
erection of school buildings awarded
to Mackay & Young—Councilman
Snyder tho victim of a forgery—The
building permits for a day—A French
teacher at last found; Miss Blanche
Lo Veille is the selection,—Rare his
toric jewels—Tbe next fiesta; much
preliminary work is accomplished
and tho dates are set—A complaint
issued against W. D. Larrabae—The
contest over the estate of Mrs. Eliza
beth 11. Douglass, aeceased—Liquor
men and charity, a story that will
surprise many—No annexation just
yet ; tho city willing, the districts op
posed—The Standard Oil coraiiig into
the hold as bidders for oil; inter
views with doubters—J. W. Fuller
has trouble with a tenant.
ORPHEX7M.—At Bp. m.; vaudeville.

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