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To reach all the people with your wants, You must use The Herald. Fast Climbing; Upward VOL. XLV. NO. 15 BUDD'S APPOINTING POWER Includes tbe Choice of Millard's Successor JETER IS THE COMING MAN The Power Is Conferred by Constilu tional Provision Candidate Jeter Is Summoned to Sacramento and the Appointment Is Said to Be /Tade Associated Press Knecla! Wire SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25.-When in tormcd of Lieutenant-Governor Millard's death Governor Budd said that unques tionably he lias power to appoint Mil lard's successor under article 5, section 8, of the constitution. Section 15 of the same article, lie said, provides that the president pro tempore cf the senate may succeed as governor, but not as lieuten ant-governor. It is thought that Gover nor Budd will appoint Jeter ot Santa Clara, who ran on tho Democratic ticket with him for lieutenant-governor. The power under which Governor Budd makes this appointment is found in ar tide sof tbe constitution of the state of California. Section Bof article 5 is as follows: When any office shall from any cause become vacant, and no mode is provided by the constitution and law for tilling such vacancy, tho govornor shall have power to till such vacancy by granting a commission, which shall expire at the end of the next session of the leg - i.s'aturc or at the next general election by the people. STOCKTON, Oct. 25.—1n an inter view today by telephone with a Mall reporter Governor Budd announced that be would appoint William T. Jeter of Santa Clara lieutenant-governor to suc ceed the late S. G- Millard. Tbe gover nor said the appointment would be made either today or tomorrow. He said there was no question as to his power under the law to masre tbe appointment. SANTA CRUZ. Oct. 25 William T. Jeter, who was the Democratic candidate for lieutenant-governor, was called to Sacramento this afternoon by a telegram from Governor Budd. It is presumed that the governor wishes to consult with him in regard to the appiontment of a suecesaor to the late Spencer G. Millard . SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25. —Hon. Wil liam Jetei of Santa Cruz ariived in Sac ramento tonight on a late train and was closeted fur several hours with Gover nor Budd. Mr. Jeter came here at the governor's request. The object of the interview was to discuss tho matter of lilling IhQ vucancy in the state govern ment caused by the death of Mr. Mil lard. About midnight word came from the governor's otlice. which was closed to all visitors, that Mr. Jeter had been ap pointed lieutenant governor and would qualify tomorrow. The people in the » avornor's office realized the delicacy of tie matter of a hasty appolrtment. but, it's understood it was deemed best that a q -estion of duty to the slate was in volv id,and that it bad better be attended to. \ Governor Budd was suffering tonight from a severe headache. Ho is still a sick man an ! expects scon to make a journey to the southern part of the state. He will probably go out of the state, and in that event, the lieutenant governor's presence Will be necessary. NO APPOINTMENT IS MADE Judge Lacombe Suggests tbe Agreement of Interests C. B. Wright of Pennsylvania, Predicts a Reorganization by Security Holder* Within Sl* Honths NEW YORK. Oct. 28.—Th» matter ot tha Northern Pad ho receivers was called by judge I.acorn be in the United States circuit court in the Federal building to day. Tnis argument is upon the motion of tbe Farmers' Loan and Trust company to have fbe court accept the resignations id Messrs. Oakes, Payne and House as receivers of the Nortbern Pacific railway and for tbe appointment in tbeir place) of Frank 0. liigelow and F.dward W. Mc- Jlenry, who had tirst been appointed by Judgo .lenkins in Witconala and subse quently before Judge Sanborn in Minne sota. Herbert Tumor, for the r'armers' Loan and lint company, asked that the court appoint one receiver who shall have tne confidence of all moneyed men and all railway men In New York, and he suggested the name of Robert M. Uallawey, who was for ten years presi dent of the Manhattan railway and is now president of tbe Merchants' National bank. Mr. Oardoao, for the bondholders, pro tested aeanst an Increase in the number of receiveia. Silas H. Pettit, general C lunsel tor the Northern Pacific com pany, argued for a uniform receivership. Judge Lacombe laid: 'I would tug gest that you get the gentlemen in tbe west to agree upon some personnel. If they would select it would lie far more likely to result satisfactorily than if I thrust a man in. Let counsel represent ing every interest unite in a leiti-r to the courts of the Seventh and Ninth circuits to settle upon a personnel representing every circuit torough which the roao runs. That would be no infringement of judicial dignity. Or, I will myself write to the judges to urge them to get v per sonnel. If the counsel sends such a let ter, I will endorse ii readily." In the meantime the motion went over Until next. «reck. NKVV YORK, <>ct. 3b.—Charles B. Wrigiii of Pennsylvania, a former direc tor of tin' Northern Pacific railroad com pany und still one of its large security Holders, says: J. J. Hill was declaring that a decision in the Great Northern matters would be rendered in Mr. Hill's favor within sixty days. Mr. Wright added: "That is. however, an uphill job. Tbe Northern Pacific is independeut, and a new organization will be effected wholly outside tbe Hill nterest. Witbin six months 1 predict the Northern Pacific will be reorganized by its own security holders." The Adams reorganization committee held n meeting last night to consider the advisability of agroaing upon a well ki own financial man suggested by the Ives Interest, for receiver ot the road. While it, was announced that no decision Wns reached, matters aro rapidly crystal izing into an agreement. This may be announced thia week, or possibly a fur ther adjournment may be asked for pend ing the final settlement now in sight. President Bray ton Ives of the Northern Pacilic tonight gave to the press tbe fol lowing statement: ' A conference of the highest import ance to Northern Pacific interests was held today. President Brayton Ives, Mr. Turner, counsel foi Farmers' Loan and Trust company ; Mr. Cardoza, represent ing the second mortgage holders.and Col onel Pettit. the counsel for the railroad, were present. "'After a long conference all parties agreed to accept K. M. Galloway and decided upon united action in regard to the other receiverships. As it is there will be soon a united, liaromntous re ceivership conducting the affairs of tbe Northern Pacific company, which are now In the hands of five receivers. The res ignation of tho old triple recchership also remains for action by Judge La combe and others. It is understood that in accordance with this settlement there will be only three receivers. Mr. Bur leigh of Seattle will no doubt continue to act ns such, while Mr. Calloway will be in chargi of the New York interests. The name of the third receiver nas nut been intimated with certainty." CAROLINA'S CONSTITUTION The New England System Declined With Thanks—Color Question COLUMBIA, S. 0., Oct. 25.-After four and a half days of debate, tbe South Car olina constitutional convention today by a vote of 87 to 18 refused to adopt tne proposition of George D. Tillman to es tablish the township system of New En gland in this state. The suffrage question for the settlement of which the convention was called was then taken up. Thon as E. Miller, a col ored delegate from Beaufort, moved to strike out the entire report and spoke in opposition to the suffrage plan as pro posed. He claimed that the negroes had been Drought lo this country against their will, but hand in hand with the white man bad felled the forests, fought the In dians, und had done their share in niak ine 'be stae what it ia touay. "Yet," hi protested, "with all that it is proposed to disfranchise the negroes." INSANE PATIENTS' FUNDS Have Accumulated Steadily for Thirteen Years Past The Board ol Directors of the State Insane Asylum Proposes to Dig Up . the Money STOCKTON, Oct. 25.—The board of di rectors of tbo state insane asylum will meet here tomorrow for the third time this month lo inquire into the where abouts of a fund ot $11,500, which has ac cumulated from the moneys found on pa tients sent to the asylum. These moneys have been paid to the secretary and treas urer of the board, Major Orr, for the past thirteen years,and have never been called for until now. When the present treas urer took office there was $7,50(1 in the fund and the increase has run it up to the large sum stated. An expert bas been employed on the books for several weeks to find the conditen of tbe fund, nod bis report was expected tomorrow, but it will not be ready. Governor Budd met with the directors last Tuesday, when the matter was discussed, but he declined to say anytning at this time us to what has been found in the work of the expert. Major Orr's friends say the money will be turned over when demand is made for it. THE RAWHIDE MINE Reincorporated for Listing on the Boston Market SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25.—Tbe Raw hide mine, located near Souora, Tuol umne county, was reincorporated today as the Rawhide Mining company of West Virginia. This has be?n done prepara tory to listing the shares of the new com pany on the Hoston exchange, which will ue done immediately. The lotai yield of the Rawhide ulna last month is said to be $84,000, with a net profit ol $60,000. The capital stock of the new corporation, which will bo the firs* dividend paying gold mine of importance to appear on the American mat kef. aggregates $100,000 shares of the par value of $50 each. Balfour's Trial LONDON, Oct. 25.—The trial of Jabez S. Balfour, formerly a member of parlia ment and said to be tbe prime mover in the manipulation which resulted in dis aster to the Liberator group of companies and who was extradited from the Argen tine renublii after much delay, was be cun today in be queen'a bench division of the high court of justice. A Valid Liquor Law INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 25.—Judge Cox of the police court in a test case today held the Nihcols liquor law constitutional. FITZSIMMONS IS SILENT Corbett Waits to Avoid a Claim of Fluke Efforts Are Being Made to Hold the f i„-ht at El Paso, but Interest Is Waning UL FA SO, Texas, Oct. 25— J. J. Tny ior, chairman of the El Paso committee, today wired Dan Sluart that El Paso would pot up a cash guarantee of $10,000 that Corbett and Fitzzsimmnns could tight there witjout interference. Stuart replied tbat he was at work trying to sigr the men for a light at El Paso. Corbett telegraphed tnat be nad no ob jection to El Paso as a buttle ground. HOT SPRINGS, Oot. 25.—Corbett is still at Spring Lake and announces that he will remain there until November Ist to preclude any possibility of Fitzsim mons claiming a lluke in ense lie comes here on Octorber '10. which is not thought probable. Telegrams to Julian and Fitzsimmons today were not an swered. Van Wyck's Funeral WASHINGTON. Oct. 25.—The remains of the late ex-Senator Van Wyck, who died yesterday, ware taketi from here to nigbt at 10 oclock via the Pennsylvania road to Milford, Pa., where the funeral ceremonies and interment will take place Monday alterncon. The members of the family accompanied the bodies. Clerk ol the Code Commission SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25.-Governor Budd today appointed Isidore Alexan der, a Sacramento newspaper man, clerk of tne code commission. „ THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 1895.-TEN PAGES. SPAIN'S SECRET COMPACT An Alleged Reason for Arrest of Filibusters A GOOD PRICE WILL BE PAID By tbe Cession to England of Isla de Pines A Gauzy Story Floating Down From the Northwest—Cuba to Buy a Navy—A Spanish Gunboat SunK Associated Tress Special Wire MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23 A member (if tbe Cuban junta now in the Northwest today declared that there is a secret com pact hetwon Spain and England, which accounted for the seizure oT the filibuster ing expedition in the Bahama Islands und by which Spain is to turn over Is la de Pines at the southwestern end of Cuba, in return for England's promises to provent the lining out of expeditions from her West Indian dependencies. Isla do Pines would give England an im mensely valuable naval station, com manding the only channel to tho Nicar agua canal not now controlled by Eng land. He also asserts that Cuba will soon have a modern navy of hve vessels under the command of Admiral do Mcllo, the Brazilian sailor. Two ships are to come from Brazil and one from Chile. He ad mits that an effort is soon to be made to Boat au issue of $20,000,000 Cuban bonus. HAVANA, Oct. 25.—The Spanish gun boat Oartdad nas been sunk off Oardinns, provlnna of Maiitunzas. The crew escap ed in boats. The gunboat will be floated as soon as the necessary assistance can be sent her. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2,-). —Madrid dis patches coming via Havana, alleging that the president has promised the Spanish minister to veto any action by congress favorable to Cubans, are falßß stories in vented merely to encourage the loyal cle m ent. DENVER, Colo., Oct. 25.— Mayor Mc- Murray and the chamber of commerce is sued a joint call today for a mass meeting in Denver October Ist to protest against Soanish oppression in Cuba and take steps to aid the insurgents. WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. —Senor Dtipuy do Lome, the Spanish minister, says tie lias made no report to his government to the effect that he has assurances that President Cleveland would veto any con gressional resolution granting ' belliger ents' rights to the Cuban insurgents. lie added that it must be evident to those having an Intelligent understand ing of the course of public affairs that no such assurance of a pregldent'Swf'Gto could be given him oefore legislation had been inaugurated U0 congress or bad reached the executive branch of tbe government. TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25.—The Spanish papers received here from Havana say Minister de Lome reports that the United States will soon recognize tho Cuban in surgents. Canovaa says should the American government appoint a com mittee to study the Cuban commission he will not allow them to land on Cuban soil. CHICAGO. Oct. 25.—A call has been issued for expression of opinion from the members of the junior American repub lic throughout tiio country on attitude of this country towards the revolutionists of Cuba. Tho call is issued by a sub committee of tbe Chicago committee of one hundred on Cuban sympathy, and asks all young peoplo under 21 years of ago to send to headquarters, 175 Dear born street, Chicago, answers to these questions: Shall tho United Ststes government recognize the belligerency of the Cuban putriots? Should Cuba be annexed to the United States, come under a protectorate or es tablish an independent republic? NOW THE TESTIMONY IS IN Mrs. Rogers Will Returm to Her Oak land Horn: The Verbatim Reports of the Durrant Case Will No Longer flar the Happl. ness of Home OAKLAND, Oct. 25.-Phillip Rogers, whose wile deserted him in this city several weeks go and turned up in WansaU, Wis., at the home of her sister, Mis. J. C. Clark.', wife of Judge Clarke, says that he believes Mrs. Rogers is on her way west and will soon ttke charge ot her old oome. Tne dispatches announced that Mrs. Rogers ami Mrs. Clarke mysteriously dis appeared from Waosau ami are supposed to have gone to Chicago. Jtid;:e Clarke has applied for a divorce, and now there is trouble in both families. Mrs. Rogers got angry at her home in this city because her husband would not read her verbatim reports of the Durrant trial. He refused to spend his days wading through the testimony, so his wife disappeared. When she arrived in Wausati Judge Clarke announced that the reason she had deserted her husband was because he had treated herjin a cruel man ner and was a drinking man. Rogers wired a denial of Ihe charges to Wausau anil the next day he got a reply from his wife, in Which she said that the public statements made by Judge CI lrke were unauthorized by her. Negotiations were then opened botween the couple for Mrs. Rogers to return home, and in a letter to her husband she announced that she would soon start for the west. "Now that tbe testimony in tho Dur rant case is all In, I guess we can have peace in our family," said Mr. Rogers. Appendlcltia' Victim SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26.—Rev. D. Hanson Irwin, pastor of St. John's Pres byterian church, died early this morning as the result of a surecial operation for appendicitis. Re". Irwin was 2!' years old and a native of Ireland. He cams here from San Antonio, Tex., about two years ago,, and soon becume one ot the best known and popular clergymen of San Francisco. Respect to nillarJ SACRAMENTO. Oct. 25.—The state board of examiners and the board of Cap itol commissioners today adjourned out of respect to the memory of the late Lieutenant Governor Millard. The Usual Honor LONDON, Oct. 25—Sir Joseph Konals, lord mayor Jf London, has been made a boaronet. ALASKAN BOUNDARY SURVEY Captain Dickins Arrives From the Far North THE CANADIANS' CLAIMS Were Not Discovered Until About a Year Ago The English Surveyors Are Aiming to Crowd the Boundary Line to the Westward Araociated Press Special Wire SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 25.—Captain E. F. Dickins, the coief officer in charge of the Ametican survey in Alaska to determine the boundary between the ter ritory of the United States and Canada, has arrived in tihs city Iroin the north. Captain I'icklni talked about the work of the season and also concerning a general summary of the work accomplished up to du*.e. "The first year of the survey the Can adian parlies worked with us lo some ex tent said Captain Dickins, "We had one of our members with tho Canadians and they had one of their surveyors with us. Since then, they have gone by them selves and this year we have not met them. The Canadians never discovered it until aobut One year aeo tbat they had no claim. Then tuey suddenly changed their maps and boundary. We have pro ceeded according to our understanding of the terms of the treaty under which Al aska was acquired by the United States which rests on the agreement reached some years ago between Croat Bnticn and Russia concerning tho boundary. "The Canadians want to get a port of entry at the head of Linn hay for the Yu kon. Tbcy are ignoring the Portland ca nal. Last year we saw the Canndians on the Chilkul and Chilcoat inlets, but this year we have not seen them." Cantain Dickins spoke very cautiously about the Canadians. In a general w..y he said they aimed to establish tne boundary line as far west as possible. THE CONDITION OF THE ARMY Inspector-General Breckinridge's Annual Report The Army Has Attained a High Stnndard of Discipline—Requests fur Admissions to Soldiers* Homes WASHINGTON - , Oct. 25.—The annual report of inspector General Bruckin riilge of the army shows the army has attained a high standard of discipline and that iiie officers generally are com petent. There lias been a very marked improvement in tbe character ol men seeking admission to the ranks, and the great care with which recruits are aeolct «d is evident from the fact that only about one in eight is found to possess the requisite qnalicfiatlonsj, Tn one city alode over 8000 applicants for enlistment praaented themselves. Practical instruc tion of companies and troops on level ground and in parade movements arc re ported as thorough and complete. It is pointed out that there ia need of practical work with forces latently large to stimulate war conditions in order tbat the younger officers may be given a chance to learn how best to apply the theoretical knowledge gained at military schools. iMiriug th past year there was an un- Dial perssure for admission to the nation al borne for volunteer aoldiera and the several branches ol the home were crowd ed to their utmost capneitv. The average iucreas of the population of the home, in all its branches, for the past live years has been 75 per annum. Notwithstanding the increase in the number of inmates, the net disbursements have steadily de creased fam $2,505,033 for 1893 to $2,097,* 017 for 1895. At the close of the year there were 11)4 schools and oolleges at which military instruction was given by officers of the army to 19,546 pupils, an increase of nearly .1000 over the number of pupils at the close of .he previous year. TO CARRY ARMS The American Express Company Arming All Its Hessengers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 25.—A1l the messenger-- in the employ ot the American Ex press company have been furnished with Winchesters and revolvers to resist train robbers. Under the i:ew rules tney are required when they come in from a trip to remove the cartridges from their Winchesters and revolvers, examine the shooting irons and ammu nition and report the condition. lTnd«r these rules the cartridges are not to be replaced until they start on their next run when the guns will be loaded to pro tect the money and valuables in their charge. The company has ad v ised.its men to become proficient in rifle and re volver practice, and bints that in the future prizes will bo awarded to tho most proficient marksman. The Peel Compromise LONDON, Oct. 25.—Sir Hobort Peel has compromised with his creditors at 50 per cent. Mrs. I.angtry, who, it was reported about a month ago, was contemplating marriage with St Robert as soon ns she obtained a divorce from her husband, was among the persons to whom he was indebted. He owes her about £4500. Shot at From Ambush SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25.—Word is received from Tia Jnana that an attempt was made to assassinate Alender Hugbey, a ranch er there. Hugbey was going to bis barn last evening when somebody fired at him from ambush. The bullet passed within a few inches of llughey and lodged in the barn. Thero is no clue to tbe would be murderer. An Old Resident Dead PREBOOTT, Ariz., Oct. 25.—Goorge W. Bangheart, one of Arizona's oldest settlers, died here this morning at the residence of his son-in-law, Judge E. W. Wells. The deceased was 7;.' years old, thirty-lour of which he spent in Arizona. Fire in the ilountalns SANTA OHUZ. Oot. 25.-A forest (ire is raging in tbe mountains north of this city, causing the wealbcr today to be un usually warm. THE RUSSO-CHINESE TREATY Leads to Talk of English In tervention AMERICA ALSO INTERESTED According to Opinions of the English Editors Russian Aggression In the Orient Has Re opened the Eastern Question. War May Result Associated PreM Special Wire. LONITON, Oct. tr>.— The iiapatch from Bhangnni yesterday afternoon announc- Lng the departure of a rieet of Russian warjbips from Vladlvustock for Cho mulpo and FuieD, Corea. and the Times' ilia patch from Hongkong announcing thai Russia had obtained tbe right to anchor her fleet at Tort Arthur and con struct railroads on the Laio Tung penin sula, both of which were cabled exclu sively to tha Associates Tress, are looked upon generally as a sudden reopening in ftn unexpected quarter of the far eastern question in its widest sense. Tbe Shang hai dispatch added that tho Japan lleut in Form Ola n waters had been recalled. Several British warships have been or dered tv Corea and preparations for a struggle Were visible on all sides. A Hongkong cabinet message to tbe Times made that paper remark editorially to day: "Kussi a cannot posjibly imagine that the great powers will view with in difference such a destruction of tbe bal ance of power which ia almost unparal leled in its audacity. China's option to purchase the railways is a jest almost too cynical to lind place in any serious dip lomatic transaction. Under indicated oonditions Manchuria would practically become a Russian province, while Pekin would be within Russia's griD." It is admitted here that the situation presented is so grave that should the news prove true it would make war In wnich several nations will take pare, more than probable. Jt should be added, there is every reason to believe that the story from Hongkong is authentic. The afternoon papers of ibis city all publish long articles agreeing that iiriiish inter vention in the far east m necessary. The St. .lames Gazcete Buys: "Even war with Russia wouli he leas disastrous than to allow her witohut a blow t> get such a grip upon China. She could throttle all tbe other powers and choke off their commerce. Unleis Russia and China gave the necessary assurances, it is a case for an ultimatum ana perhaps the most serious step our diplomats have had since the Crimean war. Tbe impression is general in 3fficial ; circles and it is re echoed by the press, | that neither America nor Germany can \ allow thj I fin Hi o to become a Franco- Russian lake, as the Globe puts it, and it is generally tbougut that the diplomats will be sufficiently strong to combine to resist Russian aggression. The rail Mali Gazette sums up the startling news from the far east with the statement that "Kussia has annexed China* and in the course or a long atti cle on the subject add a: "If this treaty is to stand, roll up the mop of Asia.*' in conclusion tbe Pall Mall Gazette urges ih« re-occuapiton of Port Hamil ton by the Mritish and the immediate strengthening of the British fleet in Chinese waters, "lest Japan lose her fleet at the tirst blow." Since this important news has circulat ed the greatest activity has been display ed in the government offices here, par ticularly at the foreign office and at the admiralty and the coming and going of messengers was continuous throughout the morning and business hoUiS of the afternoon. At the different clubs, the war scare in the east is eagerly aiscussed, the grave situation of affairs in Vene znlea naving uompletel/ dropped out of recollection in the alarm of the moment. Nobody seems to doubt the report that by the recently agreed upon Russo-China treaty, Russia has obtained rights to which tbe most favorable nation clause is applicable which, may cause a war. The correspondent of the Times at Hongkong, who sent the sensational news, is described by bis newspaper as being "'in close relations with men who are able to penetrate oeneath the surface of things aud it is therefore concluded that the news he has just sent eaunot be disregarded. The foreign office declares today that it has no confirmation of the report. Tbe Standard, Conservative, editorially consiuers that the Times' Honguong dis patch, reporting important concessions to Russia by China, is a balon d'essai on Russia's part. Even if the mandarins sanctioned SOCh a treaty, the Standard continues, it would only bo with the C nfo ting assurance that they would face the oppositon of Japan and tbe powers. The covenant would be mere waste piner. An editorial in the Chronicle says: "Wo think that thus menaced by Rus sia, Japan will refute to evacuate Port Arthur. It is not inconceivable that if Russia attempts such a step England and Japan will form an offensive and defensive alliance, if Lord Salisbury will only be able to mke Up hia mind what to do and how to do it, he bas a chance to gain high credit for himself. DANIEL IS MAD Because a Notary Public Overestimated His Authority MERCED, Oct. 25.—Daniel Bennett ami Miss Nora James of Livingston, this county, were married here today by Rev. J. D. Lewis. Eivo months ago they de cided to marry, and went to Adolph Zlekar, a Livingston notary public, wbotu they supposed could lawfully perform Ihe ceremony. Ziefcer was of the same opinion and tied the knot. They have lived together since and just discovered that the notary bad no authority to per ; form the marriage ceremony and that the j marriage was invalid. So they came here and had the job done over again by I a clergyman. Bennett now threatens |to prosecute Zieker, who tried to tie the lirst knot. COACHMAN AND HEIRESS The Daughter ol a Chicago Brewer Elopes With the Hostler CHICAGO. Oct. 25.—Edna Schmidt, daughter 'd the millionaire brewer K. G. Schmidt of this city, has eloped with hei father's coacluni.n. Wednesday morning Miss Schmidt at tended to her household duties as usual. Wednesday afternoon she left the house, saying she was going shoppingffdnwn town. That was the last any member of the Schmidt family saw of her. Tne lirst intimation the family had Advertisers Reach the People Get in line early with your Sunday advertising; The Sunday Herald is a big one. Through The Herald that Edna had eloped was when a note was found in Mr. Schmidt's room which ended as follows: "When you read this I mar ried." "I have seen no marriage license pub lished." said Mr. Schmidt tonight, "so I suppose they wnet lo Milwaune to be married. I have made nc effort to stop tbem and shall make none. Edna became of age yesterday and of courso could do as she peased. They must be content with the lot tbjy have chosen." The coachman, Ernest Wahle, was dis charged by Itrcwcr Schmidt threo weeks ago. He is a Herman, 25 years old. THE HYDRAULICKERS Will Withdraw Prom the State Association and Perm Another SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. IK.—lt is re ported here that the hydraulic miners of tbe state are forming plans to withdraw from the State Miners' association and to form an association of their own, de voted exclusively to their branch of the gold industry. It is ntatcd that there are about 400 of these mieers, principally in Nevada. Butte and Sierra counties. The liydraulickers are said lo be with tho officers recently elected by tbe State Miners' association. CONVENTION FUNDS Subscriptions Flowing in on San Francisco. St. Louis n-Kes a Bid SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 2">.—The fund for the national Republican convention is growing rapidly. Today $11,000 was adued to the amount, miiikng the total f 17,000. Next week a mans meeting under the auspices of the Union Leaguo club will be held at which a permanent or ganization will be effected for the pur pose of bringing the convention to San Francisco. ST. LOIHS, Oct. 25.—The Business Men's league of St. Louis this afternoon appointed a comimttee to canvass for a guarantee fund of $XO,OOO to secure tbe Republican national convention tor St. Louis for 1896, Assurances of support were read from several members id the national committee and tbe co-operation ol some members of the national execu tive committee was also promised. NOT A NAVIGATOR ABOARD Drifting Aimlessly About for Three Dreadful Weeks Rescue Comes at Length—The British Ship Lord Brrssey Long Overdue—Be lieved to Be Lost SAN FRANCISCO.Oct. 25.—The British ship Aberfoyle, Captain Wallnce, lias arrived, seventy-four clays from New castle, N. S. \Y., with a cargo of coal. Early this year the Aberfoyle sailed from Frederiokbtadt for Newcastle, arriving in the latter port after a most thrilling voy age. Captain George M. Robertson was then in command of the ship. She was only out a few daya when tbe master began drinking and wound up with a big spree. He w»s («nj»»lrj uofit to hurdle the vessel, and shutting himself up in his cabin, he resigned the command temporarily to First Officer Percy Nor, ton. In a severe storm Mate Norton was washed Avorhourd and tbo Aberfoyle was left to fwe mercies of the elements with out a pilot to steer her through to her port. Tne man at the wheel knew enough to keep tbe vessel's head to the sea, but more than once the crew despaired of tbeir lives as wave after wave broke over her bow and sides. The captain sttll kept up his spree and iinally jecame so violent that the crew placed him under restraint. Jlc was made a prisoner in the cabin. There be swallowed the con tents of a bottle of carbolio acid and in a few minutes fell dead. The body of the captain was buried on tbe following day and the boatswain as sumed command of the ship. But the vessel might as well havo been without a compass, there being no one left who un derstood navigation. Fcr three weeks the ship drifted about aimlessly on the ocean, there being not tbe slightest no tion of their whereabouts. The steamer Tagliaferro was linally sighted and sig nals of distress were raised. The cap tain of the steamer lowered a boat and sent the second mate to tbe Aberfoylo. On learning tho cause of the vessel's dis tress tho master placed the secontl mate in charge of her anil she was sailed to Melbourne. At the latter port Captain Wallace took command. The British ship Lord Bassey is out from Hongkong bound for Puget Sound eighty daya and the English underwrit ers are much alarmed over the vessels' non-appearance. A cablegram lias neon received from London offering 15 per cent for re insurance on tbe overdue ship. The Lord Brassey sailed from Hong kong for Port itlakeley on August (itli She nas been chattered to take a jarao of lumber at the later place and if she does not arrive shortly tiie charter will be en forced. The vessel is in ballast and it is feared by some that siie has [ounaered in a typhoon. It is poasioie tiiat the ap prehensions of the English underwriters have been intensified by the fact that she is owned by John Hereon A Co., owners of the missing Lord Spencer, which is now nearly 200 days out from this port boond for o.ueenstown. Local under writers have apparently as much faith in the Lord llrasscy as they have in the Lord Spencer, all reinsurance being bought up as fast as it lias been offered. The average length ol a voyage from Hongkong to the l'aclic coast is only fifty-nine days, but the Somali, the largest ship that has ever been in this port, was 117 days on the trip. '1 he shortest voyage was forty-two days. Van Alen Not Arrested PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Oct. 25.— J. ,T. Van Alen, who ligurcs unpleasantly in the domestic scandal in wihcli the Colt family is involved was not arrested today on the charges preferred by Colonel Colt. In fact, no one seems to know ihe where abouts of Mr. Van Alen, though he is re ported to have been seen at the Knicker bocker cluli in Now York yesterday The assertion that Mr. and Mrs. Colt have agreed upon a settlement to avoid further publicity being given to the scandal is positively denied by Mrs. Colts attorneys. A Cabinet Meeting WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.—The cabinet held its regular Friday meeting at the White House today. The president and all the members of the cabinet, except s rtretarv Smith, were present. New Cardinals LONDON, Oot. 25.—A dispatch to the Chronicle says that at theconsistory to be held in November, the pope will create the following cardinals, viz: The papal nuncios at Paris, Vienna, Lisbon and Ma drid, the archbishop ot Ancona and Mgr. Satoili. PRICE FIVE CENTS OPENING FOR THE DEFENSE General Dickinson's Argument In Durrant Case HE DID THE BEST HE COULD To Bolster Up Wbit Is Considered ■ Weak Case The Whole Defense Based Upon the Reliability of the Disputed Roll Call—Witnesses Are Treated fleetly Associated Press Special Wire. BAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25.-C/eneral Dickinson made the opening argument for tho defense in the trial of "/beodore Durrant today. Although tne sVir in tha crowded court-loom was stifling, he spoke from morning until night, arid then an nounced that ho would not r/onciude hia address until the court shou/d meet next Tuesday. Diekinson'L sper/cfa was |n tbe nature of a surprise from t,he fact that be did not attack the integrity of thejprose cution s witnesses or denounce the meth ods of the police,as Attorney Deuprey in timated would be done in his opening ad dress to the jury. Nevertheless it is gen erally conceded tbat He made the most of what is considered a weak case. He based his whole defense on the reliability of tbe rollcull which shows that Durrant attended Dr.Chenev's lecture on the aft»r> noon of April lid,and challenged the pros ecution to prove tnat tbo call was incor rect. Mrs. Leak and Mrs. Crosset. the two elderly witnesses who testified tbat they saw Durrant and Miss Lamont near the church, were treated gently. Dick inson said tbat while he believed the witnesses ,old what tliey believeil to be the trulb, be was convinoed thut their minds had neon worked upon by reading so much about the case. Iv support of this theory he cited the fact that neither witness told what she knew about the case until three or four montns after the crime took place. The testimony of Mrs. Vogel and tbe three schoo'J girls who swore tbey saw Durrant and Miss Lamont board v Powell-street car in front of the Normal school, was disposed of in tbe same manner. Youth and old age, be said, were the two periods in life when people were tbe most positive in their statements and the most likely to be mis taken. Touching upon the contention of the prosecution that Durrani's motive for the crime was the same unbridled passion that impelled Jack the Ripper to commit tbe Whitechapel minders in London, Mr. Dickinson challenged tbe prosecution to show anything in the testimony sub mitted whit 0 tended to show tbat Dur rant was not a moral man. With regard to tbe story told by Durrant on the stand to the effect that a stranger tapped him on the shoulder and gave him a clew to the whereabouts of Miss Lamont, Gen THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH—GeneraI Dickinson makes the opening argument t>r the defence in the Durrant case—Reports of commercial conditions—A tale of a secret compact between Spain ana England—Railroad matters—Senator Sherman pushing the McKinley boom —Insane asylum hoard hunting for a large sum taken from patients—Sport* ing; the Dupont cup won by a green hand; bicycle and horse races—Th« Russo-Cliiiiese treaty stirs the British press—Official outgivings on tin Guiana-Veneznela frontier matter—W. T. Jeter said to have been appointed lieutenant-governor—A bloomer girl whips a Snn Francisco man—Mrs. Rogers will return to her home at Oaklnnd—Tho Alaskan boundary sur vey—Eight interest wanes—lnspector general's annual report—Perils at sea — Pasadena; Corona loage F. and A. M. constituted; brevities—Santa Ana: Sunday school convention—Pomona; the bicyclists busy—Riverside; fore closure decrees; a new hotel—Sar. Bernardino: a grocer attached; death of G. E. Elliott—Santa Monica; rail* road improvements nnd amusement facilities. ABOUT THE CITY — At tbe Friday Morning club; Romanticism verso? Realism the chief paper read—Equal izing city salaries; tho new ordinance to be introduced —A new garbage con tract wbiob may bo entered into—lm portant mattera disposed of yesterday by the board of public works—At tba county hospital; an analysis of tha milk used tells a peculiar story--Chief Moore's eloquence; a characteristic speech which be delivered while in Georgia—Governor Budd and the Sev enth regiment — Rival undertakers have a light on; it is getting decided ly warm—The Kennett jury completed and adjournment taken—Esate of the late Dr. Den; the opening skirmish- Henry Childress and Will Davis, charged with grand larceny, aie held for examination in $1000 each—Rob ert Graham institutes suit against the Farmers' and Merchants' hank—Pre liminary examination of J. G. Bey ley, charged with emebzzlement—Tha Willarda on trial in the United States district court—A brute charged with ravishing his stepdaughter—Lieuten ant Goveinor Millard's funeral will take'place on Sunday ;ail the prepara tions complete —Proceedings of the synod in tho caso of the Rev. Burt Estes Howard; a sweeping vindica tlon— Races at Agricultural park; a goid day for the favorites—Tho Sun set club's meeting: the National! Out look was the subject discussed—A 10 --inantic marriage at the HoHenusck hotel. WHERE YOU M\Y 00 TODAY ORPHEl'M—Matinee and at 8 p.m., vau deville. BURBANK—Matinee and at 8 p. m., Sweet Lavender. AGRICULTURAL PARK—At 2 p. ra., races. LOS A NOEL ICS TH KATE X—Matinee anal at 8 p. m., Trilby.