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a conference on Tuesday or Wednesday, at whicb tbsy probably will decide upon a oourse of action. Irnow appears pi en able tbat all three parties will place candidates for president pro tern, in tbe field, and in tbat event tbe week will be enlivened somewhat by a triangular oon test for tbis and other offices of the sen ate. Waives All Claims WASHINGTON, Dec. 1.- Representa tive Lawrence McCanu of Chicago, who held a seat in tho Fifty-seoond and F ifty tbird congreesses and was tbe ohairinsn of tbe committee on labor in the last con gress, will fnrnlsb to the bouse tbe un • ususl spectacle of a member making a voluntary relinquishment of the seat of which he holds the certificate. As soon as he is able to secure recognition from the speaker, Mr. MeCann will make a statement to the house to the effect that be thinks his Republican opponent, Hugh R. Belknap, is entitled to the seat, and ft hat ho (McCann) waives all claim thereto. This step will make it possible for tbe oo.nmittee on eleotions, as soon as it is organized, to report In favor of seating Mr. Belknap and will .cliave that gentleman of tbe necessity of making a contest. Mr. Belknap, who will mcceed Mr. McCann, is tlie son of Hon. W. W. Bel knap who was secretary of war under President Grant. Hopeful Mlveritea WASHINGTON. Dec. I.—A call has beenissued tor s meeting of silver sena tors to be held in tbe marble room at 11 oclock tomorrow for the p.irposa of dis cussing the feasibility of organising the senate on a silver basis. It is signed by four Fopullst senators and has been sent to the Republican and silver senators who have professed allegiance lo the sil ver cause. NEW YORK WOOL EXCHANGE Will Work a Revolution in Methods of Business The American Metropolis Expects to Become tbe Wool Market of the Country and Rival London NEW YORK, Dec. 1.-The Heralil \n day says: Trio opening of the wool exchange, whose handsome building at Beaeb anil West Broadway is almost completed, Is expected to make New York the wool market of the country and to revolution ize tbe methods of the business both here and in the east. It is asserted by those wbo arc back of the scheme that its effect will be to drive the wool trade of Boston to this city in a body; already many eastern merchants and traders buva tak en offices in the wool exchange building. There never before has been an establish ed center for the marketing ot wjol in tbis country. Wool merchants and brok ers in this city,for exsmpls, were scatter ed about from Canal to Pine streets. There was no concert among them and no mcens of providing entertainment o> accommodation for tin out of town trade. .Many merchants hays long beeu convinc ed tbat New York, as the natural port of entry of the country, should be provided witb facilities for tbe sale of foreign wool. It was seen that if this wis done meerbants would not lunger be obliged to go to London to bid on their wool, as they do at present, but could trausaot all tbeir business in New York. The new wool exchange proposed to provide these facilities. Australian wool will, in tbe future, be sold bere to manufac turers direct. Another important feature of this centralization of the interests will he tbat the manufacturers must be attrac ted to New Yorkimore frequently than to other markets, not only because wool will he sold here at auction, as it is in London, but Because they are interested in pushing the sule ot their goods through New York commission houses. All the offices in tne eleven-story lire proot building have already been rented by wool Ira orters or brokers from many parts of the conntry. Tbe exchange room on tbe 2rst floor of the Duilding has been handsomely fitted up and every possible facility provided for tbe inspection of stock. The New York Wool Warehouse oompany was in corporated several years ago with tne ob ject of putting up the present building at • cost of Sl,oou.ouo. The London Markets LONDON, Dec. I.—Some big foreign loans are impending ana with the heavy Amerioen gold exports with tbe probable release of a great part of tbe Japanese indemnity there is no prospect of nn ad vance in rates. Tbe tone of the stock market has been altogether healthy, all markets showing a distinct recovery. There has been a considerable buying of South Ameicans and a good investment inquiry for home securities and ail classes of good stocks, including Ameri can railroad bonds. Italians were firm. Foreign securities were generally Im proved, although tbe Turkish trouble causes uch anxiety for the future. The mining market is still in an extremly sensitive condition and is likely to re main so until the full extent of the disasters on the Parts bourse are re vealed. Attention is being paid to the West Australian issues on good reports from the Coolgardie district. The week's adavnees are: Denver it Itio Orande pre ferred, 3; Chicago, Milwaukee <k tit. Pan I, llilnois Central, Lake Shore, Louisvilllc A Nasbvile, Heading brsts aud Grand Trunk, l'j; Atchison firsts and Denver & Rie Grande, l;,; Erie seconds and New York Central, 1; Northern Pacific and Wabash, THE INSURtiENT PROGRAM ft 111 Necessitate Prompt Action by the Spanish s.oldier> " TAMPA. Fla., Dec. I,—Spanish passen gers arriving tonight, say that ileneral Oomez has issued Hie following pro clamation : First—After December Ist small detach ments of onr army will proceed to derail all trams by dynamite. Second—Country paople whose resi dences are located on main roads will arrive their houses back. Third—Any one advising the Spanish troops of onr whereabouts will be dealt with as an enemy. Fourth—All wire fences must be rnzed by tho owners; otherwise they will be eiit. Fifth—Any one trying to sell the pro ducts of his plantation in any city or town wih be hangod. Socialists Silenced BERLIN', Dec. I.—A committee of the Socialist-Democratic party announces that owing to police persecution it has been decided to temporarily suspend op eartions by the party,J the leadership ot which, until further notice, will he vested in the Booielisl members of the Reichstag. A Fleeing Outlaw FRESNO, Dec. 1. — Phil Crowley, the Alameda county outlaw, is now said to he beading towards Fresno, having given the Mcndota officers the slip last night. Early this morning Crowley breakfasted ai the New Oulumba rtneb, eight miles southeast of Mendota. For Over Fifty Years Mrs. Wins-low's Hootliing Syrup has been used loi children teething. It soothes tho child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind telle and is tbe best remedy lor diarrhoea. Ia caiy-live cents a bottle. AMERICAN SHIPS OF WAR Now Completed or in Process of Construction MORE DRY DOCKS NEEDED But Not Nearly So Badly as More Battle Ships Serretary Herbert rtake.s an Exhaustive Report on Condition ane Needs el Use I ni ted States Navy Associated Trail Sreciet Vftre. WASHINGTON, Deo. 1.-The annual report of the secretary of tbo nary Is a very exhaustive document of 30,000 words with numerous tables. After reciting the fact of the completion and commis sioning of tbe new warships Olyrapis, Indianapolis and Indiana, built by con tract, and the Maine, Texas and Ampbi trite, built at government navy yards, the secretary calls attention to tbe fail ure of the Katahdin to make tbc rate of speed in the contraot for her contruciion and refers the matter to congress. He says the department expects tbe Terror and Mona Inock tn lie in commission Feb ruary 1, 1890, and the Puritan about July 1, 1890. He says delays have occurred in the construction of vessels by tbe cus tom of transferring workmen from con struction to repair departments in order to avoid increasing the force of workmen. This custom has been abolished in the government yards and tne secretary en teis a protest against the habit congress has of relieving contractors from penal lies imposed for delays by the depart ment. The secretary pays a high compliment to the excellence of construction of the new vessels. Of the vessels now in course of con struction, he predicts that the hrit-cla«3 battle ship lowa will be completed about October 1, 1897. The fust-class battle ship Massachusetts is praotlcally complet ed except as recur Js to the armor. It is estimated that "the vessel can be com pleted in about eight weeks after delivery of her armor. The first-class battleship Oregon is as far advanced as Is practi cable before the delivery of armor and gnn mounts. About six months will oe required for their installation. The Brooklyn will nut be ready for trial in less than one year. No substitute for wool for some parts of vessels having been found, tbe depart ment has adopted the Eleotrio Fire proofing company's method of treating tne wood mcd. The former recommenation of $500,000 for armament of the St. Louis is repeat ed, as is one in favor of providing for an ordnance reserve, especially ns the government is paying subsidies to several steamship companies to hold their ves sels in readiness to be used as transports or cruisers in aase ot need. In this con nection he quotes from last year's report as follows: "Under treaty provisions neither the United States nor ths English can keep more than small naval vessel upon our northern lakes. In case, however, a war should unionunately break out between them, Ureat Britain could promptly fur nish guns and gun mounts to her mer chant marine on the lakes, and though tbolr marine is far inferior to ours in strength, ibe British migbl master those waters." The question of producing smokeless powder that will not become uselesswitb age has been solved at tbe naval torpedo station. Machinery for the working of gnn mounts for smaller guns is oeing dis placed by hand power wit., satisfactory results.. The manufacture of armor, the secretary says, has heretofore been expensive and aitended with great de lay, but experience in tbe work and in creased facilities, he tbinks, will obviate these troubles hereafter. The report says tbat by June I, 1596, the government will have docks on the Atlantic cuast at Port P.oyal, S. C.,ana Brooklyn, large enough for docking the largest vessels,but recom mends tbat another be built at Norfolk, ana one on the Gulf of Mexico. For tbe Pacific the opinion is expressed that the one now being built on Pdget sound is sufficient for tbo near future. In tbis connection the secretary says: 'In my opinion it would be wise to in vest wuatever moneys are to be expended on tbe navy, beyond its current needs and the necessities of existing repair plants, in the constiuction of new snips and not in building docks.. The comparison of foreign naval equip ment is quite exhaustive. The report snows tbat the United States has in its service of the armored class three battle ships, sixteen coast defense vessels, one cruiaer and of the unarmored, thirteen protected cruisers, twenty unprotected cruisers, eight gunboats, one dyna.nlte cruiser, and two torpedo boats, making a total of twenty armored and forty-two unarmored vessels, exclusive of torpedo boats. There are now authorized and building live battleships, four coast de fense vessels, one cruisar, all armored; nine unarmored cruisers and seven tor peuo boats. "The present status of tho principal foreign naviei is shown in the appended tables, giving the number of vessels, armored and unarmored, by clssts, in service or outborizeJ or building. Arm ored vessels constitute 14.4 per cent of tue whole, tbe remaining 65.8 per cent con sisting ot unarmored vessels, of wnicb a laige proportion (nearly 31 per ccntj are protected cruisers. "Ureal Britain,as usual,is leadingbotb |in the number and strength of ships in service and in building program, with 274 ships in service, not including tor pedo boats; has forty-two vessels now under construction, of which ten are bat tleships. Jt v<)ll be observed that in accoruanco with England's policy of plac ing her first lino of defense at the ene my's coast, no coast delense vessels are building for that country. The displace ment ni tlis first-class battleship In ber i present program is 1 1,900 tons; that of t the second class, 12.30U ton?. "France, with ni effective vessels in service, exclusive of torpedo boats, has a building program calling for an increase of thirtv-lhreß vessels, of which five (possibly six I are hattlesliiips and lour arc armored cruisers. "Russia has eighteen ships building, of which four vie armored; in service, luO. "Italy has in service seventy-one ves sels. The number building is: Armored, eight (six battleships), and unarmored, seven. "Germany has seventy-four efficient ships, and is buliding four armored and iour unarmored. "Spain is showing increased activity, and Is bnildling ten additional vessels, of which one-half are armored, which will make a total effective sireopth of lifty two." Activity in building torpedo boats re mains about the same as in my last report France leads in the possession of torpedo boatss, with -'18 in service and Mtv-four building. Great Britain has 189 in service and sixty-two under con struction. Spain is doubling ber torpedo bout force, and Japan, taking a lesson from liir experience in the late war, and having alreudy, with those captured from the Chinese, a total ot forty in service, is build.jig seventeen more. These tables will show that while the fifteen other countries mentioned have altogether 1200 torpedo boats in service (.Argentina, with the smallest number, LOS ANGELES HERALD:* MONDAY MOBmNGr. DECEMBER 2, 1898. showing twenty-one), tbe United States has only two. Tbe average number build ing for these other countries is fourteen and a fraction. We have authorized and are building seven. Tbe seeretsry urges legislation touch ing tbe personnel of tbe navy, laying: "To reorganize tf.e line ot tbe navy so as to bring about tbe promotion of officers lo command rank at an age when still young enough to learn and vigorous enough to be self-assertive would seem to bo all important. Tbe majority of our oiflcers now approaching command rank are over 50 years of aga. These officers come now hrst int.) command at a period of life when the habit of relying on oth ers has become a second nature." Tbe (ecretary recommends .hat tbe age of admission to the naval academy be re duoed to either 14 to 10 or 15 to 17 instead of 16 to 20, as now. for two reasons: First, there sbould not be as much as four years' difference between officer commissioned on the astne dsy and all of whom are to retire at a given age; sec ondly, statistics gathered at the academy in previous years show tbat boys who enter at sn early age more frequently succeed in graduating than those of more advanced years. Considerable spsce is devoted to tbe re oer tly established naval war collese, which the secretary regards as a very important institution, as putting before tbe officers of tbe navy practical ques tions of actual war tj be solved, tbus versing them in the principle of strategy snd taotics. The report says: "The incressing in terest in the naval millitary movement in the lane and seaboard states gives such promise that tbe department rec ommends that steps now be taken 11 es tablish this arm of the national defense of a definite footing. Tbe states making returns of the num ber of petty officers and seamen and sharing in the annual allotment rf ibe $25,000 appropriations for 1891-5 were as follows: ~ Massachusetts 409, Rhode Island 100, Connecticut 71, New York 387, New Jer sey 210. Pennsylavnia 107. North Caro lina 255, South Carolina 105, Georgia 52, Oalifornie 313, Illinois 109, Michigan 187, Maryland 174, total 2005. "The two new ststes to make returns are New .Terse, and Georgia. In a short lime the whole coast and the northern and great interior waterways will ue in cluded. A very energetic organization now exists in tbe interior on one of our great rivers. "Active steps are being taken by the department toward securing uniformity in tbe methods or organization and in tbe character of tbe duty performed, in order that tbe military and the regular navy may co-operate effectively and help fully in any acneme of national defense. "Tbose 'organizations are made np more from tbe body of young men of acquatic states tban from tbe seafaring class. Many of tbe militia are yacht and sailing boat owners, actuated by tbe most commendable patriotism and many moro Would be diawn in tbe work fl boats of the navy cutter pattern were fur nished so as to make it stil moie ap parent tbat the country expeoted and in tended them to be of service to it in case of need. | "Under authority conferrred by law tbe department has been able to loan a few servicealbe boats, hut a boat of tbis character Is barldy more valuable to the militia than to tne regular navy. "Every battalion, with proper help and direction from tbe department, can ac quire information as to its contiguous en.st that would bs invaluable in case of Invasion. 3"Under the act empowering and au thorizing the department to loan un serviceable ships to the naval militia for tbe puprose of instruction and drill, during tbe : past year, the Dale has been loaned to Miryla'ni, the Portsmouth to New York, the Wyandoite to Couneticut and tbe Minnesota to Massachusetts. Owing to the unseaworthy condition of the Swatara it was impossible for the state of California to utilize this vessel. An expenditue of about $000 would bavo been required to m.irko ber safe and habit able, and tbe departnelnt did not think tbis advlsalbe, although in the larger cities an old vessel is a great factor in tne success of tbe naval militia organization, aoffrding, as It does, a nucleus of and an incentive to enlistment. On the Pacini coast no vessels are available, and on tbe Atlantic the supply is at present practi cally exhausted, so that it is impossilce to meet tne wants in tbis respect of tbe organizations. "The new militia is surely but slowly, through natural evolutionary process, finding its best field as a factor in na tional defense as an auxiliary to tbe reg ular navy, ts main element of strength lies primarily in n fine personal, marked by great patriotism, zeal, enthusiasm and a high degree of Intelligence. "It would be bard in any oountry to find a finer body of phyalcallyjand mental, ly well developed young men than those organizations. It li no exaggeration to 547 tbat they are among tbe very best of our citizens." The sscretary recommends regardine;in ventions patented by nival officers, tuat Inasmuch as the officers owe tbeir educa tion and facilities for research to the government, devices patented by them should become the property ot the gov ernment If desired, upon the payment of sucb compensation as the secretary of the navy deems just. The of last year la renewed that the work of the cosst and geodetic survy be transferred a part to the hydrograpbic office of the navy de partment and the rest to the geological survey of the interior department, tbe I reasons |given b-inj, rsstatcd. The estimated expense for the year 1890 I is given ss follows: For running expenses, $17,092, r 0i.90 ; increase of navy, $13,259,392. This is about $1,009,000 more than the appropria tion. For 1897 the estimates are: For running expenses, $19,072,783.20; increase of navy, $9,038,3X3. Tne statement fnr the fiscal year end ing June 1, 189). is given us follows: Appropriations exclusive of public works. $14,212,801.07. Drawn to June SO, $12,148,376.22; drawn 10 October 31, $1,123,927.12. Balances in iho hands of disbursing offioesr, $1,798.10. Availablo balance No vember 1. $012,250.43. In oonolnslon he says: "An inspection of the tables herein given showing the relative strength of navies will furnish, it is believed, till the argument now needed for the continuation of tbe build ing program heretofore indicated by th-. action of congress. We are not in want of ordinary unarmored cruisers or of gunboats, but we are lamentably den (lent in torpedo boats and we certainly need more batltesuips. An inspection of the building programsof other nations will demonstrate that the lessons taught at Yalu and Wci-Hai-Wei nave tended to confirm the belief of naval experts throughout the world in tne efficacy of these two clashes of vessels. "I respectfully recommend tho con struction of two bsttleships and at least twelve torpedo boats." Tbe imported Tucberbrau and Pilsener as drawn at the Anheuser, have cap tured tne lovers of the foamy. Kregelo & Breaee, runerai directors, Broadway and Sixth sreet. Tel. 243. Morris & Lee, real estate. There are undelivered telegrams at the Western Union fir: Ed. Thopmson, Lot tie Palmer, A. I). Tallin, Mr. A. B. Oar batt, 0. 0 Bakestraw, Julius Hausen. Ladies never have any dyspepsia after a wineglass of Dr. Biugert's Angostura flitters. Agency for Pabst Beer Agency for Pabst beer, Pacific Bottling Works, cor. Fifth and Wolfskin sts. Bicycle erase is on, wall paper mutt g0—3.1 lo 90 per cent off: 32S 8 Spring tt. tee our Tribune Wheel, best on earth. Judge lor your self. A. A.Kektiromof 3!MS. Spring St., Is where you want to go looking for good wall paper at the right price. The wall paper dealer of the city is S«k> Strom, 321 South Spring street WAS A DEAD WOMAN ROBBED? Complications Over the Property of Mrs. Mason SOME OF IT REPORTED GONE The Coroner Delays Holding the Inquest on tbe Body The Public Administrator Falls to (let Pol. session of the Deceased's Properly Until Six Days After Her Death Just a week ago yesterday morning at 4 oclock Mrs. Mary Mason aied very sud denly in her room at a lodging homo on Seventh street, just west of Grand av enue. Mrs. Mason died from heart trouble. Sho bad oeen in Soutbern Cali fornia bnt two months and had resided at the address given only for four days prior to ber demise. Sho osme from Boston and was a wo man of some considerable means. She bad no friends here, only scuh as she had found alter bei arrival and no rela tives. The suspicion has now arisen that her effects and possibly some of the money she was thought to have had at the time of her death had been taken by parties who have no claim upon it. In other words, there is a suspicion that the dead bus been roobod. At tne time Mrs.Mason died there were present in tho rjom one W. D. Eadie, who claims to hsve been, through bis wife, a close friend of Mrs. Mason's, for two months, Police Officer Connelly and the landlady. The undertakers, Sharp .t Samson, were notified and took posseision of the body. The coroner was notified, but there was delay in holding the inquest. This delay snould never have occurred. Then the public administrator sbould have tasen charge of (be belongings ot Mrs. Mason. But he did not. The public administrator was not. in town and his clerk was not notified promptly. The result, was that the effects of Mrs. Msson were mauled over and pulled around by halt autnorized persons, and now the statement. Is made that all of her possessions, including money ana jewelry, are not in sight. Eadie got the key to Mrs. Mason's trunk and uslo to her room. He said that be was authorized to take posiession Of ber effects by the public administrator's clerk. Finally the inquest upon Mrs. Msson was held and she was buried. Her trunk and belongings—what was left of tbem— were turned over to the publio adminis trator on Friday afternoon, six days after she bad died and after half a aozen un authorized people had handled them. The landlady of the house where Mrs. Mason died visited tne public adminis trator Friday and told bim that she did not tbink everything was right in the matter. Some of tbe lodgers in tbe bouse got tbe same impression. The idea seem ed to be tbat Mr. Eadie was interesting himself unnecessarily in tno matter of Mrs. Mason's money and perso.ia prop erty. A drsft for $200 drawn by tbc State Loan and Trust company,payaole to Mrs. Mason, was turned over lo tbe adminis trator by Eadie. The landlady' When she cslled on Mr. Kelsey told him that Esdic had made a proposition to ber tbat bad shocked ber very much. Sho said that In had propos ed that she take s souvenir of Mrs. Ma •on of something belonging to her, and tbat neither of them would mention tbe matter. The landlady then furnished the administrator with a list, as near as ; she could remember, of Mrs. Mason's property. Mr. Kelsey then proceeded to lake possession of it at Sharp >fc Sam son's nndertakng parlors on South Spring street. Eadie, when seen by a Herald repre sentative, denied emphatically tbat be hsd taken or tried to appropriate any of Mrs. Mason's property. He claimed tbat be had n-n before heard ot the charge. The public administrate, Frank Kel sey, was seen last evening at bis home. He said that the proceedings in the oase of Mrs. Mason's properly had been decid edly irregular, but be had as yet no proof tbat anything was stolen. He said tbat Office : 58 East Colorado Street EASTERN STAR OFFICERS Installed by State Grand Ma tron Lady Peasley THE UNITED SAMARITANS Make Report ol tbe Many Good Deeds Done Iht Humane Society Wants a fjooi Attend ance at 4 O'clock This Afternoon Personal and News Notes PASADENA, Dec. I.—Tho officers of Pasadena Chapter, Order of (Ue Eastern Star, were installed on Friday evening in the presence of tbe menioers of tho order, reinforced by a large number from Los Angeles us well as quite a number of Masons from the several lodges in the city. The installation was performed b> Mrs. Peasley, grand matron ot the state, assisted by Mrs. Hi.;: as grand marshal. The new officers are ns follows: Mis. Mary Wiley, W. M.; A. M. Bettis, W. P. ; Mrs. Lizzie Druke, A. M.; Miss Jennie Anderson, secretary; Mrs. Annie Buchanan, treosuter;Mrs. Carrie B. Iloff, conductress; Miss Emma Helss, A. C; Miss Lulu Jones, Ada; Mrs. Mamie Plant, Ruth; Mrs, F.ve'ine .). Crowell, Esther; Mils Sadie Buottius, Martha; Miss Lulu Bristol, Electa; Mrs. Emma Hughes, warden; William Somers, ssntinel; Miss Slav J'ucnunan, organist; Mrs. Alice Quimby, marshal; Mrs. Mas-gorct Parker, Obaplain. Tno retiring matron, Mrs. Scares, was the recipient of a beautiful past matron's jewel from the members of the lodge as a token of their respect and esteem, and later in the evening Mrs Peasley was pleasantly surprised at re ceiving a large, line eske from the mem bers, appropriately inscribed for the occa sion. A pleasant reception was tendered Mrs. Ptasley ufler the installation of officers, during which she was the recip ient of many congratulations upon her accession to the h;gh olllco of grand mat ron of the state. A banquet was enjoyed tlion, with speeches by the grand matron, Mrs. Hester, and Messrs. Gay lor, WTllett and Buchanan, followed by dancing until a late hour. THE SAMARITAN SOCIETY. That tbe Good Samaritan society lias not been idle during tho past year is cvi be intended to make • thorough investi gation. Hri. Mason's inter will arrive on Wed■ reader from New York elty, wbeo a further investigation will be made. Mr. Kelsey eeld that be bad learned that Eadie bad directed tbat aire. Ma eon's hair be cnt off before ber body was buried. Tbis was done, and Mr. Kelsey has made a demand on Kadie to produce it. Tbc latter claimed that be bad bad tbe hair cut off for tbe relatives of tbe dead woman. HE LOST A DOLLAR The Surgeons Cut Him Open but Failed te Find a Cent KANSAS [CITY, Mo„ Dec. I.—William Haiti, a coal miner of Stotts City, Mo., who believed tbat be had swallowed a silver dollar while asleep and came to Kansas t'ity several weeks ago to have the doctors seuroh him for it, will prob ably go down to bis grave without the satisfaction ot knowing whether he was the victim of an ovrrhaated imagination or whether no really swallowed the coin. After tbe doctor- had out lum opon and examined tno contents of bis stomach lo sso where the dollar was concealed, thoy concluded that he bad not swallowed it and sewed him up, but William said hs knew he bad. But now he has gone back to Slot's City snd taken bis uollar with him, as ho bclicres. However, the sur geons who searched his Internal rcsiona thoroughly and were unable to llnd a cent, are inclined to think it is simply a csso of strong Imagination. Bain went to sleep in n cbair with the coin in his mouth. A violent tit of coughing fol lowed his awakening. He believes it was cause by swallowing the coin. The physicians believe, however, tbat he must have coughed up the coin, and in his excitement not been ..ware of tbe fact. Bain has quite recovered from the heroic surgical operation whlcn he underwent in the hospital bere. HE 00T RELIGION And Wents te Serve Time for a Theft He Committed WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 1.-Chrlstlan Fox, a well-known citizen of tbis place, wont to tbe police station last night and asked to be locked up for sixty-two days. He stated tbat be bad stolen seven win dows and two doors from a vacsnt house three years ago and sold tbem to a Cher okee strip boomer. Tbeir value was $31 and be wunted to serve a jail sentence at the rate of 60 cents por dsr. Mr. Fox bas Lean attending a Free Methodist camp meeting and "got religion." Ha wanted sanctiticati in and could not find it. Ho thought it was because he frequently became angry at a baiky horse tost be could not find it and be sold tbe borse. Kven then he failed to get sanctificallon and nn angel appeared to blm and re minded him of tbe theft of tbe windows and doors. Tbis is what brought bun to the polioe station. He wanted an op portunily to cleanse himself of tbat crime. Stole Wine and Butter Constable Brooksbire brought in a pris oner from Downey yesterday afternoon, for stealing several gallons of wine and some butter. Tbe man bad gone into tbe winery of Wise Bros., wben be thought no one was looking, and taksn the stuff. The owner bsppened to be in tbe rear watching tbe performance, and saw tbe thief bide the wine and butter by the railroaa track. Pleased witb bis success, the larcenist went back and pro ceeded to get drunk on the wine, and when arrested by tbe conetable was so intoxicated tbat he could not even re member his name. Ue will he taken back to Downey today for trial for petty larceny. Margaret flade Money MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1.-Mlss Margaret Mather, tbe aatress, wife ot Gustav Pabst, has left tbe city and it is reported she has settled the proposed suit with ber husband and has taken $100,000 of tbe big beer maker's money with her. Miss Mather, it will be ramemebred, horse whipped ncr husband on a puDlic street in broad daylight a few weeks ago. A Murderer Killed CYNTHIANA, Ky., De0.1.-Murderer Orville Eals, while resisting arrest by a posse today, was shot to death after he had butchered bis wife, killed an officer and badly wounded two other men. Eals was a farmer living near Brownlngsvlllo, and bis wife bad deserted him for John Fields, a tenant on tne place. Use German Family Soap. Pasadena News denced by th* following report, read by Rer. C. T. Douglas at tbe union Thanks giving services held iv the Baptist church: Tbe Uniteii Samaritan soclsty was or ganized June 18, 1889. Twelve regular meetings have been held during tbe year. Each opened witn devotional exercises, and tbe members have tr'ed to relieve the wants ol tbe sick and nesdy. also giv ing spiritual comfort and encouragement. The society is always thankful for cases reported. Last Thanksgiving forty-eight families were remembered with dinners, also sub stantial supplies to last some time, as fuel, Hour, oil, fruit and vegetables. The Thanksgiving collection of 109.83 was handed to the society for disburiement, which has been used for the comfort of Pasadena's unfortunates, and we have found it blessed to give in tbe name of oui Baylor, who "went about doing good." The members report 180 visits, taking necessities, delicacies, fruit or (lowers as tne case rsnuired. In addition to tho homo work they solicited and eollect-d eighteen barrels of clothing and dried fruit and $74.09 for tho Kansas and Ne braska sufl'eres, and $21.12.'; to send a poor woman to her friends in the oast. There is always a demand for new and second hand clothing. After using all that was suitable of the 500 article,Jamong our own poor people, live barrels were sent to tho Indian mission socioty, collecting money to pay the freight. Ttn treasurer's re port shows: Receipts — Balance brought forward, $10; Thanksgiving collection. $60.32; in dividual offerings $48 65; United .Samari tan offerings, 133.80; Kansas and Ne braska relief fund, 1*4.09; Nash Bros..do nation sale. 135.31; tuta1,1240.92. Disburse ments—Medicine and care of sick, $12.80; ianitor, $5; tue', 1.70; sbuca,s2;dry goods, CO cents; household furniture, J2..10; gro ceries and proivsions. $1f>8.30; balance on and. $, r ,2.82; total. $346.92. The society meets the last Tuesday of each month in the Methodist church. The society extends thanks to all who donated toward tbe Thunksgiving din ners; to Nasb Bros, for; their libesrl gifts from toelr sales of 135.nl and the Thanks giving collection of $24.94. THANKSGIVING DINNER. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Boal entertained at Thanksgiving dinner at their beautiful homo, lUmona Vista, in honor of their niece, Mrs. Walter Fisher of Mlnntap olis. The huse was beautifully deoorated with flowers and plants, mating It espe cially attractive to the guests, who uad just arrived irom tbe frozen north. Those present were: Mrs. Walter Fisher, Minneapolis, Miss Ethel Kisher, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Tubbi, Miss Maude Tubbs, Mr. and Mrs (Jnarles H. Beal, Master Alonzo Hamilton Bcal, I. Os Angeles; Mr. and Mre. Eu cne Heal, Master Ralnr Aaron Bcal, Miss Helen Beul, i'assdena. SAN BERNARDINO MATTERS Tbe Hit-bland Motor Road Deal Finally Closed Up A Highland Rancher Discovers a lethod of Preserving Fruit lor Exhibition Notes About Tewa SAN BERNARDINO, Dee. I.—Tbe transfer of the Highland motor road was completed yesterday ; tbe money passed and tbo line is now in possession of tbe new owners. For tbe present, at least, tbo name of tbe San Bernardino, Arrow bead and Waterman railroad will be re tained, and the stock which was trans ferred is now in tbe names of O. H Kohl, Jonn Anderson, F. Kobl and Louisa Kobl. Yesterday afternoon representatives of the new company went to the engine bouee on Seventh street, witb machinists from tbe Ssnta Fa sbopa. An estimate will be made on tbe cost of rebuilding tho motor into an oil-burner, and If pos sible the work will be dona in the local shops. Tbis will depend upon permis sion to be obtained from tba general offices at Los Angeles. | A new method of preserving fruit for exhibition bas been discoveied by WlH hiu M. Bristol of the Wuy-up runcbo, East Highlands. This is the way be telle it: I have growing on my place a couple of rows of the Lugan berry, a remarkable hybrid between the blacsberry and the red raspberry, which originated with Judge Logan in Northern California v few years ago. Though planted in March last, they made a wonderful growth, aud during tbe summer produced several hundred magiiilioent berries. Wishing to preserve some for exhibition, I tried various preparations and aqueous solu tion used at tne chamber of commerce preserved the fruit, but its c lor was dis sipated and replaced by a ghas.ly wblte. At tbis point I read tbat orarnge buds bave been successfully shipped to South A fries immersed in honey. I tried ber ries in noney, but in a few days had hjuey and berry jam in the alcoholic stage ot fermentation. On tbo ebelf beside the jam stood a bottle of California olive oil, which seemed to say "next I" I tilled v wide mouthed bottle witb fresh berries, both green and ripe, and poured in tbe oil. Four months have elapsed but tbe berries are in perfect condition, savo that tbeir color is a trifle duller tban wben fresh. A logical inference would be that any kind of fruit and flowers as well, may be preserved by this method. NOTES OF THE DAY. The meeting of delegates for tbe bigb schools of this city, Riverside, Santa Ana and Chaffey college, which is appointed for Wodnesday, may not be able to ar range tbe field day contemplated unless ibey bold it bare Instead of Riverside, a proposed, as there is no running track a their grounds, and tbey will not alio running on their bicrole track, so th treat held day may take place Hers If th wheelmen put their grounds in prope shape. St. John's Episcopal church was re opened this morning after being closed for three weeks, during which tho In terior furniebing of the building was completed. Bishop William Ford Nichols of San Francisco ar-ived last night and preached this morning and administered tbc rito of otntirmation to a large class. Damage by Earthquake CINCINNATI. Dec. I.—Since the re cent rains it has been fonnd tbat cisterns in different parts of too Ohio valley no longer bold water. The cisterns have been dry for months and the general the ory lv tbat tbe cement was cracked by the recent earthquake that was so dis tinctly felt throughout the Ohio valley on October Hist. A Doctor's Suicide SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. I.—Dr. George Gerlach, one of tbe oldest physicians in this city, committed suicide today. He had been suffering from aoute melan cholia for a year. He spent the night alone, his wife being in another room, and tbe first warning that gimctbing had happened was the muffled report of a re volver. Sokitrom does tbe wall paper business of the city. He has a large stock, good taite and cor rect prices. Subscriptions and Advertising; Mrs. 8. B. Duryeaand datight.-i left for Chicago by tlie Banta Fa hut evening. Ed. Kennedy has returntd to bis mlns on tba desert, via th* Sama Fe. NOTES. Tbe Marengo avenue Chautauqua oircle wili meet Monday evening at the rest dence ot Mrs. Johnstone, North J.os Ro bles avenue. As tnero was a misunderstanding about tbo time and place of tbe meeting ot tbe Humane society, the time now obosen is 4 oclock Monday alternoou in tbe office of B. W. JJabn, esq. A full meeting is desiied. *|A canvasser for subscribers 'to th* Her ald at tbe residence of a well-known cit izen misbehaved himself grossly on Sat urday. He is no longer in tbe service of tbis paper. Justice Merriam is about to move his offioo to the rooms over Crllly's book store, formerly occupied by Benjamin Habn. J. A. Johnson and family of Ipswich, Mass., and Mr. Henderson and family of tbe same state arrived today and have taken rooms at tho Painter for tbo win ter. Messrs. T. A. Foster and Y7. H. Locko of Now York, accompanied by their fam ilies, arrived bere yesterday and have rooms at tbe Green for tbe winter. They have spent several seasons at tbc Ray mond. Mrs. Hamilton of San Diego is visit ing ncr old friends, Mr. and Mrs. 11. G. Bennett. She was here two years ago. 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