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VOL. XLV. NO. 15
Includes tbe Choice of Millard's
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.
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
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
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
"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
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."
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."
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
Reincorporated for Listing on the Boston
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.
Corbett Waits to Avoid a Claim of
Efforts Are Being Made to Hold the f i„-ht at
El Paso, but Interest Is
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
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. „
An Alleged Reason for Arrest
of Filibusters
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
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
Shall tho United Ststes government
recognize the belligerency of the Cuban
Should Cuba be annexed to the United
States, come under a protectorate or es
tablish an independent republic?
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
Captain Dickins Arrives From
the Far North
Were Not Discovered Until About a
Year Ago
The English Surveyors Are Aiming to Crowd
the Boundary Line to the
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.
Inspector-General Breckinridge's Annual
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
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.
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
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.
Leads to Talk of English In
According to Opinions of the English
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
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.
Because a Notary Public Overestimated His
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.
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
"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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
General Dickinson's Argument
In Durrant Case
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
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
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
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
ORPHEl'M—Matinee and at 8 p.m., vau
BURBANK—Matinee and at 8 p. m.,
Sweet Lavender.
at 8 p. m., Trilby.

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