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Don't 110 t use The Hlrald columns. Get Results It Is a Winner VOL. XLV. NO. 70 THERE WILL BE NO FIGHT Growing Out of the Ven= ezuelan Question GREAT BRITAIN WANTS NO WAR Michael Davitt, M. P., Expresses Mis Opinion ALL EUROPE IS STUPEFIED According to the Dispatches Received by the London Times European Diplomats Said to Have Advised Sallsbnry as to His Reply From All Parts ot the Union Come Expressions of Approvsl ot the Intention to Enforce the American Doctrine Associated Preas, Special Wire- San Francisco, Dec. 10.—Michael Dav itt, M. 1., founder of the Irish Land league, Home Kuler. arrived in tins city from Syd ney, Australia, on the steamer Alameda this morning. Mr. Davitt has been touring Australia. He will not make a protracted stay in California, and may start for Europe the early part of next week. In an interview today Davitt said: "Sal isbury is a big bully. It is time something was done to check him in his wild career. However, it is hard to contemplate even the possibility of a war between England and America. The simple fact of the mat ter is just this: England has been going around the world for years bullying and imposing upon little countries. She has tried it more than once and quite recently, too, as you are aware, in the western hem isphere as well as in tiie east. Now, if she is not to be allowed to I nine more ami more tyrannical and unjust in the carrying out of this policy among the republics of the western world, it is absolutely neces sary that some powerful nation here shall Mnintie the task of doing police duty, so to speak, by standing up between the op pressed and the would-be oppressor from abroad and saying 'Hands oft.' "It strikes me," continued Mr. Davitt, "that the Monroe doctrine, carried out, places tbo rpiled States in just the posi tion 1 have suggested it would be neces sary for some great power to till. I rejoice to see the country recognize her power and dignity and duty, and am fur ther pleased to hear that president, legis lators and people are all so well in ace ,id on the subject. ' "But," he continued, "there will be no war. Salisbury will not for a moment con template such a thing. He is a big hull), as lie always has been where the opport un ity has offered itself for him to pluy the part with success. "There is no fear, as I have said, that there will be war over this. Lord Salis bury will simply carry on a game of bluff as long as he thinks there is any chance of winning. In the end, if the American gov ernment remains Arm, he will give way, the whole thing will wind up iv a world of diplomatic conferences and communica tions." FINANCIAL CONSIPKIiATIONS London, Dec. 19.—A dispatch to the Press association from Manchester says that President Macara of the Federation of Master Cotton Spinners said in an inter view that war between (ireat Britain and the United Stat is would entail incalculable misery upon the Lancashire cotton work ers, as live-sixths of the raw material nec essary to feed the Lancashire spindles comes from America. NHWSPAPKR OUTGIVINGS London, Dee. 10.—All of the papers this morning devote columns to the Venezuelan affair, and have long dispatches from New York and from the European capitals re garding the effects produced by the mes sage and the decision of congress, together with the opinions of the press, etc. The tone of tho articles on the subject is alto gether more serious than it was yesterday, and there is no apparent inclination to treat the matter with levity. The Times has a dispatch from Paris saying: "The message for tho most part was received here in a spirit of utter stupe faction. It is not merely that Europe has obvious solidarity of interest in rejecting with disdain the extended view of the Monroe doctrine, but even more because the pretension squares so little with reason and ordinary sense that it appears ridicu lous.'' The Times correspondent at Vienna says: "The impression here is one of sheer amazement that President Cleveland should be disposed to rush headlong with a light heart into a conflict with Great Britain. I f the Washington government imagines from the talk of England's isola tion that America will get European sym pathy, it is woefully mistaken." The St. James Gazette says the British ers were much disappointed on reading the American telegrams today and ex presses the fear that the Americans will not read the diplomatic correspondence or see that Lord Salisbury is right, adding: "We think that the American press, with its customary enterprise, lias given its readers everything but tho essential facts and the tendency of the moment is to be lieve that I •resident Cleveland has made a spirited offer to uphold Ins country's honor. The Americans, if sensible, are also sentimental aud would light willi all the fleice energy of their race for a princi ple. We know it and respect them for it. What is inconceivable is that they can im agine there-is any occasion for resentment. Let them read the dispatches. The Chronicle says it is rumored that Lord Salisbury consulted the principal European governments before replying to Secretary Olney's dispatch. Elsewhere the Chronicle says the opinions of the con tinental papers appear to confirm this ru mor. All diplomats will deplore President Cleveland's basic, declares the Chronicle, by creating impasse by his peculiar method of diplomacy. Had he announced to Lord Salisbury his intention of asking for a commission to examine the boundary with out reference to Venezuela herself, it might have been possible to arrange for a commission to represent British inteicsts. Instead of leaving a door open, as the pul ley of politics required, he shut it with a bang, for Lord Salisbury cannot reply to his message. The Liverpool correspondent of the Times says: The general feeling about shippers and members of the American chamoer of commerce is one of astonishment at Presi dent Cleveland's attitude. There is a con viction that ho will never be elected to a third term. A Berlin dispatch to the Daily News says: The Boersen Courier betrays a mischevious joy and warns England that she is ut lust brought into Mriotll troubles. It says that England is no longor in a position to con vince small states of her claims by bom barding frigates. The Frankfurter /.sitting says that Eng land is the aggressive party and is wrong to refuse arbitration, hut that nobody will wonder at her refusal to accept President Cleveland's proposed American commis sion. A special fr.-.m Paris gives an interview with lutes Simon, in which he said he thought that if it was a mere political scheme such tactics were unworthy of President Clev eland and degreding to a great nation. "It is impossible that there should be ■veil a crime ngainst humanity and civiliz ation," the French statesman said, "as war between England and America. lam convinced that an honorable and poaeetul solution can be found." THI TRKASL'HY GOLD. The financial article lv the Times tomor row will predict that the evil effect of President Cle\ eland's action in the Vene zuela 1 ! affair on the llnancial position of America will he serious and protracted, while the depletion of the treasury's gold will continue for a long time. « NOBODY wants WsK LoMio.N, Dec. li».-Sir Micliael Hicks- Beach, the chancellor of the exchequer, made an address tonight at the Conserva tive banquet in Bristol, which contained an important suggestion of the probable next step to be taken by the British gov ernment in the Venezuelan controversy, namely; the issuance of a statement by Lord Salisbury, which Sir Michael inti mated might put a new phase on affairs. The chancellor of the exchequer warned his hearers against exaggerating the grav ity of the Venezuelan trouble, tome pei son», however, talk of the impossibility of war between the, I'niied .States and Great Britain because of tieß of kinship between the two nations. Nothing was impossible, he asserted, which had already occurred, and when kinsmen unfortunately differed sometimes they became very bitter ene mies. But there was reassurance, he said, MAP OF THE TERRITORY OVER WHICH HAS ARISEN THE PRESENT CRISIS Venezuela claims all tne land lying westward ol the Rio bisequibn. Great llritain claims all tile land lyingeastward of a line nearthe Rio Orinoco. Therefore each of ihe two countries claims ihe triicts indicated in the above map, by solid black, by horizontal lines and by dotted shading. Great Britain consents to snbtr.it to arbitration its claim to the tract Iving west of tho Bebomburgb line, this traot being represented in ihe map bv dotted shading, Great Britain asserts, however, tnat It bus an unassailable title to the lands lying eastward of the Bchom burgh line (indicated by horizontal lines and toild black), and w ill not submit this contention to arbitration. Venezuela admits that Great Britain has some ground for a claim to the area marked In solid black, but admitsnotliing more. It offers, however, to submit the whole dispute to arbi tration " The Schomburgh lino was surveyed In 1841 by the engineer from whom it is named, who was acting as commissioner for the British Francisco Examiner. in tho fact he did not believe the people of either side ot the Atlantic desired war. TALK OF WAR In Such Contingency There Will Be No Lack of Men Topeka, Kas., Dec. I!).—A special to the Capital from Emporia, Kas., says: Ma tor- General 0. O. Howard lectured this even ing at tho Kansas State Normal school to a large audience on Grant at Chattanooga. The Grand Army posts gave him a recep tion at their hall in the afternoon. In a talk, preliminary to his lecture, he took occasion to refer to the prospects of a war with England, in which he heartily en dorsed the position of President Cleveland, "The issue is squarely made," he said, "and there must either be a fight or a back down." "This country cannot back down, but I do not anticipate trouble. It would be terrible. We are Christians; we both wor ship the same Cod and believe in the same Saviour, and war should not be, but for all that Cleveland has taken the right position and there we should stand." Kef erring to himself, lie said: "Now some say Howard is on the retired list." "But," added he, "if Grover succeed la in stirring up a fuss, I won't be there more than twenty-four hours." A SOCIAL ORGANISATION. Omaha, Dec. 19.—At noon today the members of the executive members of the Knights of Ak Sar Ben instructed the fol lowing to be sent by telegraph: To His Excellency, tlrover Cleveland, President: The Knights of Ak Sir Ben, a local society, including 001) loading bank ers, business and professional men of Omaha, of all parties, beg to congratulate you on pointing out to the world that the Kuropean nations have no monopoly iv the manufacture of international laws. The Knights of Ak Sar Ben correspond here to the Veiled Prophets of St. Louis. This opinion voices the opinion of the city of Omaha. AY HUSH CONTINGENT Olevkland, 0., Dec. 19.—About forty of the leading Irish-Americans of this city, representing all the various Irish societies, held a meeting last night to discuss the Venezuelan affair. After the discussion of the object of the meeting and a talk on the probabilities of war with England, reso lutions were adopted authorizing Major Glcason, the chairman, to offer Governor (I'cmUnued on Third page] THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. FRIDAY MOBNING-* DECEMBER 20, 1895.—TWELVE PAGES. ARBITRATION IS REFUSED By Managers of Philadelphia Street Car Lines UNDER POLICE PROTECTION A Few Cars Are Run During the Day Small Outbreaks Are Easily Quelled —An Ultimatum Issued by the Company Produces No Effect Associated Tress Special Wire. Philadelphia, Dec. 19.—The traction, strike situation tonight is practically un changed. Cars were running on some lines during the day under heavy police guard, but at dusk they were all withdrawn and tonight are in their stables. There were fewer outbreaks during the day and none of cofisequer.ee. This was due to the rigid police regulations and the fact that the streets where the greater crowds coiigregn ed were picketed with mounted squads of armed officers. Up to a late hour tonight the electrical workers of the company were in session. They passed resolutions of sympathy for the strikers, appropriated $'25 for their aid and said they were will ing to go on strike when the request was made. All day rumors of arbitration were plentiful. The strikers were willing to submit their grievances to an arbitration committtee, but the company refuse I. Thomas Dolna, one of the board of di rectors and the heaviest stockholders of the company, said "The presi- j dent and general manager of the company ! are prepared and willing to listen atten tively, carefully and considerately to any grievances of their employes, if they have any, and if they have and are consistent they will be remedied, but under no cir cumstances, either now or-at any time, will they allow outside parties to come between themselves and their employes. The re ports of dissensions between the officials of the company arc ridiculous. The mat ter is entirely in the hands of President Welsh, and the board is absolutely unani mous in their support of him." There was a marked improvement in the situation ot affairs throughout the day. The omnipresent policeman, mounted and on foot' was effectual in subjugating the mobs. There were very few outbreaks, and these were mainly in the ontlying dis tricts. They were subdued with little diffl culy. A total close to 200 cars ran over the tracks of the several branches during the day without serious molestation. This was due only to the presence on each of the cars of four or more armed policemen. Some lines did not run a car. Eew persons sought this method of transportation, how ever, preferring to accept the less commo dious but safer means offered by furniture wagons, if the suburban lines could not serve their purpose. Every imaginable kind of conveyance was pressed in set vice and their enterprising owners thrived by running these lines to all parts of the city. Carriages are at a premium. There was an incongruous spectacle tonight in front of the academy of music, where the Boston Symphony orchestra gave a concert. While private carriages were there in plenty, it was not an unusual thing for the crudest kind of a cart to drive up and de posit a party of ladies and gentlemen in evening costume. During the day Market street was the Mecca for the strikers and their sympathizers, because of the width of the street and the fact that a double line of cars are operated there. In spite of the authorities' orders that all gatherings of mere than five persons should be dis missed, the street was all day lined with a solid mass of boisterous humanity. The heavily guarded cars were run on this line with more frequency than on any day since the beginning of the strike. They were invariably greeted with howls from the mob, but only one attempt at violence was made, a youthful tough hurling a stone through a window. He was promptly arrested. Shortly after the noon hour Market street at Ninth, where the postofflce is located, became so clogged with people that Superintendent of Police Linden ordered charges by the squads of mounted police stationed at each corner. The onslaught was unexpected, and before the mob had a chance to break the horsta were pushed to the sidewalk, and the policemen, about twenty-four in number, bore down with swinging clubs. Several broken heads resulted, hut the unruly cle ment was effectually checked. At other points along the street there were minor outbreaks, all of which were easily quelled. With nightfall the saloons again observed the mayor's order to close, and every car was withdrawn from the streets. This resulted in a restoration of quiet. The employees of the Hostouville. Mantua and Fair mount line, which is not Involved, be cause it is not in the union company, ; urned dyer $ 18u,'l of their aggregate wages to the strikers. A luimiier of projects are onfoottiy sympathizers looking to iittancial aid, and several popular subscriptions have been jbpened. This ac ion is evidently timely for today appeals to the committee began to arrive from penniless strikers. What is regarded as the company's last can}'was issued this afternoon. It was in the shape of a notice posted in all depots ordering the men to report for duty as usual at 4 oclock tomorrow morning, and declaring that all who fail to observe the order shall no longer be in the service o( the company. It had no apparent effect on the men. DIRECTORS ELECTED Of the Newly Organized Pacific Cable Com- pany Nkw York, Dec. 19.—At a meeting of the incorporators of the Paci lie fable com pany recently organized under the laws of the state p- New York, held today, the fol lowing board of directors were elected: J. Pierpont Morgan, George S. Bowdoin. Edmund L. Baylies, J. Kennedy Tod and James A* Scrymer. James A. Serymer was elected president and Edmund Baylies vice-president and acting treasurer. An executive committee was appointed and authorized to arrange to increase the cap ital of the company to $10,000,000. It Is estimated it will require 7'J.M miles of cable to establish telegraphic communi cation lietween the Uirted States and Japan. Letters and telegrams from con necting telegraph companies favoring the enterprise were submitted. SENATOR THURMAN'S WILL Leaves a Handsome Property to Children and Relatives Real Estate Divided Among Sons and Daugh ters—Family Heirlooms an t keepsakes Left to Favored Ones Columbus. Ohio, Dec. 19.—The will probated today of the late Senator Thuriuan shows ho was worth from ¥180,000 to $170,000. The will, drawn October 29, 1 *79, remains unchanged, with the excep tion of a codicil transferring his library from a relative, since deceased, to a grand sen, Albert Lee Thurman, To his daugh ters, Mrs. Cowles and Mr t. McCormick, he gives fifty books each, to be selected by them from his library. To his son Allen he gives bis surveying instruments of early days. To a sister, Mrs. Snyder, he gives $500 in addition to former bequests. T his son-in-law, Richard C. McCormick, his gold snuff box, and to his sou-in-law, Will iam S. Cowles, his blackthorn cine and twenty volumes from the library, to be se lected by him. Allen W., grandson, gets the gold watch, and Albert Lee, grandson, the gold headed cane. The household goods go to the son, Al len W. The real estaein Columbus is equally divided between hie children, all other real estate equally divided between his two daughters. The gold snuff box is the one sent by Tiffany to the Paris exposition in 187: i, It was given to Judge Thurmat by his son-in law, ex-(iovernor McCormick, aud is hand some and costly. THE ROBBERS ESCAPED A Prominent Citizen of Horencl Killed While Assisting Offie:rs Solomonvili.R, Ariz., Dec. 19.—Word reached here today of a tragedy at Mo renci, a mining camp in the eastern part of this country about 12:30 Wednesday morning. Paul Becker, who sleeps in the store of Becker & McCormick, heard a noise in the store and upon investigation found that four Mexicans bad effected an entrance. TJpon seeing him they made a demand for him to open the safe, which be refused to do and made a break for the window, but was stabbed in the back as he was getting out. He immediately gave the alarm, but before aid got there tho robbers made their escape. At daylight Wednesday a posse took the trail and about 9 oclock discovered the men in the house of Santiago Dados. A hot battle ensued in which Pablo Salcido was killed. Salcido was a prominent citi sen, one of the first settlers, and was county recorder. He was assisting the sheriff's poese. RENEGADE APACHES Continue to Elude Officers Sent to Appre hend Them Solomon villk, An/.., Dec. 10.—A dis patch received here today from the com mander at Fort Bayard to Colonel Sum ner, coming via Kort Grant, says that a re port has reached Fort Bayard that a heavy Indian trail had been discovered by some parties near Alma, New Mexico. The trail was followed, and the Indians overtaken. There was a tight and tho pursuers were repulsed. A party of fifteen armed men from Alma again took the trail, which was going in the direction of Clifton. If this report is true the Indians making the trail may be the ones who had the trouble with Gila county officers on Cibiqu creek two weeks ago, as Sheriff Thompson went sev eral days with warrants for the arrest of a number of the Indians when they made a fight on his deputies, who were trying to arrest two Indians for whom they had war rants. Revenue Men's Quarrels San Fuancisco, Dec. 19.—Lieutenant Albert Buhner is to be relieved of the command of tho revenue cutter Bear which be held pending the investigation into the charges made against (.'apt. Michael Ilealy. Lieutenant F rank Tuttle, now at Port Townsend, has received in structions to relieve Buhner, who w ill be placed on waiting orders while recent charges made against him are being looked into. It is said in naval circles that the treasury department is so incensed at the condition of affairs on the Bear that there will be a general shifting of officers and men to theo'the, cutters. Mutiny and ITurder Sax Francisco, Dec. 19.—Tho British ship Canada, from Liverpool to Sydney, thence for Sin Francisco, has put into Auckland with trouble on board, and Second Mate William Henry McClelland is charged with the murder of Seaman Will iam Ayres on the high seas. The murder is said to have been the outcome of petty persecution of the seamen of the vessel by her officers. Ayers was slow and nu one occasion refused to work. For this it is said he was assaulted by McClelland and brutally beaten, and on October listh last, while his ship was in midocean, he died. HARRY HAYWARD CONFESSED 'He Committed no Less Than Five Murders CARRIE HASS OF PASADENA Is Asserted to Have Been His First Victim A Strange Statement, Somewhat Indicative of Insanity and Showing Utier Absence of Human Heeling Associated Press Special Wire Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 10.—The ante-mortem statement of Harry E. Hay ward, the full text of which makes HO.OOO words, and which the Times will print to morrow morning in full, is in many re spects a most remarkable document. It was made under the most formal condi tions and with solemn assertions on the murderer') part that he was telling the truth. The full text to be published tomoirow gives tor the llrst time the name of one of the victims and other important details which have heretofore been omitted in the abstracts that have been printed. Not only does he claim to have murdered dur tag his brief career no less than five differ ent people, but in describing the various tragedies in which he has llgured he shows an utter absence of human feeling and a pleasure in his achievements that marks him as au unusual type of criminal. The language used in describing his criminal adventures is in the careless, Hippunt style that characterized his testimony on the stand. His first murder was that of Carrie Hiss, near Pasadena, Cal., and he describes the affair thus: "I mci this girl at a dance and, to cut it shun. I killed her. She had money and I shot her and buried her. Tiiat is all of that. I look at it this way: It was not much of an amount, it was $7110 and some odd that she had. I got the money. She would naturally holler, and I looked at it the would be better off if dead. There would not be anybody to holler around, as sue did not have any relations. She was young, pretty, and a little bit on the sport iis .».:• r. The money was left her by her father. It has always been in my head to kill a person and not look at their face after they are dead, because there's that mind business, that leaves an impression on your mind. That is what makes mur derers confess. The conscience bothers them. 7 ' He then goes on to describe how he got her money on some pretext, inveigled her out to drive in the mountains, and how he sttot her. It was a fizzle, he said, because he did not ligure out as carefully as ho would have done later. She did not die at once, but Hopped around. He buried her the bßst he could, but worried about it afterwards and lured a man two weeks after to go out and put her in a box and throw it into the port ot Los Angeles. This man's name, on the principle of honor among thieves, he would not tell. Nothing lias ever come of the matter. Money, he said, was his first object in life, girls the second and travel the third. There was a girl in Minneapolis with whom he was going and who had $2000 a year. He had planned to kill her, but did not because there was no way he could get the money. But he longed to do the deed. "She used to make me aodamned mad,'' said Hayward, "that I wanted to choke her. I can understand how Durrant killed those girls in San Francisco witii pleas ure." Once when tending bar in Long Brancli he had ki led a consumptive man who was there and who had money. The consump tive had money and wanted to die. Tho name he refused to tell on the ground that he had an accomplice who might get into trouble; but this murder was by shooting, too, and the body had been thrown into the water. Then diere was a Chinaman killed in a gambling quarrel and the brother of a Mexican girl at Paso del Norte and lastly Miss Ging. One of Harry's auditors asked him if he ever saw spooks. He replied that he often saw faces, but not of real people. Catherine Ging had never bothered him after deatii, but the girl whose brother he had killed appeared to him before the (ling killing and said: "Hairy, ho'; out! look out!" The object of the Ging murder was money and hatred. Ho hated the girl be cause she was so stingy—he had obtained $3800 of her money—and mean and sus picions; sho had a way of putting her hands on him and pinching him that made him so mad he wanted to choke her and could scarcely keep from it until the time was ripe. The stories of Blixt and Adry on the stand were practically correct and Harry exonerated Adry from all criminal connection with any of Jus schemes. Blixt, lie still, was surely hypnotized and was not responsible. Ho felt sure that the man should have been given but two or three years in prison instead of life sen tence. In closing his statement Hayward said: "I have told the truth, so help me God—if there is a I rod. If there is He certainly won't blame me, as I have honestly fol lowed the dictates of my conscience. Don't say I am sorry, for I am not. I have made my bed and will lie in it without kicking. I have had my fun and will pay for it." He admitted knowing a lot about green goods and hart used counterfeits a great deal, but would not tell what he knew, as it would endanger others. KNOW NOTHING OF IT. Inquiry was made last night among the tho Various officers both in the sheriff's officars and the police department regard ing the alleged murder of Carrie Mass, but no one remembers any such crime in the history of Pasadena. Coppinger's Case Postponed WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—The senate com mittee on military affairs today decided to a postponement on tho nomination of Colonel J. J. Coppinger, to be brigadier general, against whom the A. P. A. have filed charges, until after the holidays. The delay in this instance will also involve the postponement of the consideration of the nominations of officers whose promotion is dependent upon that of Colonel Cop pinger. Louisiana Democrats Shreveivkt, La., Dec. 19.--The Demo cratic state convention today nominated a full state ticket, headed by J. M. Foster, the present incumbent, for governor. The convention adopted a resolution strongly upholding the position taken by President Cleveland in the Venezuelan affair. A Chilean I on Santiago, Chile, Dec. lit.—The senate has approved a bill for a new loan. Oakland Runaways Arrested Sacramento, Dec 10. —Tho police to night arrested three young people, ranging from 10 to 20 years of age, who ran away If you have any wants for f-f-al #% you can get it supplied In ' ICIJ/ The Herald Cheap A Sure Winner from their homes in Oakland on the 4th of September. Their names are Miss Leani Bowcn, l.iszie Karly and W. A. Amery. It is said that Amery is wanted in Oakland for forgery and seduction. MAVNE AT SAN DIEQO More Shlpton Affidavits Wanted—To Return to Los Angeles Today Ban Dieoo, Dec. 10.—Clifton E. Mayne stayed all day at the Albemarle hotel and no visitors were allowed to see him. Mrs. hhipton and Delia, who have been at Tia •I nana for some days, came to the city to day, and Mrs. Bhipton was prepared to give herself up to Sheriff Hurr of l.os An geles, to answer to the charge of suborna nation of perjury in securing the last alli davit from Delia Shlpton that she had bed on the witness stand and that Mayne had never wronged her. Ni-rifY liurr said tonight that lie would return tomorrow night with Mayne and Ihe Sniptous. He indicated that an attempt would be made by Mrs. Shipion to secure her daughter Elsie from Mis. Wright, who hid adopted dcv.and that then Klsio would be prevailed upon to give a similar affida vit to that of Delia, winch would insure a new trial for Mayne with probable ac quittal. Mayne will go before the grand jury to morrow to testify as to the charges iv his affidavit and also to charge that the San Dieg | b'lunie oomp tny bought his affidavit for the purpose of using it as a weapon in the San Diego water ilght. A DISABLED CRUISER The Charleston Lies at Nagasaki With a Broken Piston San pRAItCISCO, Dec. 10.—The cruiser Charleston is lying temporarily disabled at Nagasaki, Japan. Both pistons of the en gine are broken and the ship for several weeks will be powerless to move. The ves sel will be detained four months on the Asiatic station. It is understood in naval circles that the vessels of the Asiatic squadron will all be ordered to report at San Francisco, and that the message has already been forwarded from Washington. The Charleston broke one of her pistons on the run to Yokohama. Anothet one was made here, after it delay, and sent over on the Gaelic. Now an order has lieen received for the second one, and it will require a number of months to cast it and transport it to Japan. It is thought that if the government orders its Asiatic squadron home the Charleston will bo brought to Hawaii with one engine and held there until the piston is shipped. A COMMERCIAL DAY FEAST Id Honor of the Signing of the Jay Treaty Allusloni to Unpleasantness Now Existing Carefully Avoided, but the Speeches are Patriotic New York, Dec. 19.—Patriotic decora tions and patriotic speeches were the order tonight at the American Commercial ban quet given vt Delmonico's. It was the centennial celebration of the Jay commer cial treaty with Great Britain, as well as the inauguration of the annual observance of "Commercial Day by all organized commercial bodies. Many men of the world were present, and over 300 guests were seated. Dr. Chauucey M. Depew presided, and with him on either side of the table of honor sat Mayor Strong, Secretary of the Navy Herbert, William Jay, a direct de scendant of the statesman who secured the Jay treaty; General Russell A. Alger, General Horace Porter, Bishop Potter Charles H. Cramp, Don M. Dickinson, William P. Frye, Clement A.Griscom, Charles A. Dana, Andrew S. Green, Will iam H. Webb, JamesT. Kilbreth, collector of the port of New York; Henry B. Hyue and Charles H. Taylor. The banquet was given under the aus pices of the editois and contributors of the recently completed history entitled One Hundred Years of American Commerce, of which Dr. Depew is the editor, and to which 100 of the most eminent men in tho country have contributed each a chapter. There was an hour's reception in the par lors below the banquet hall from 7 to 8 oclock, and the topic of conversation was chiefly on the Venezuelan question and President Cleveland's attitude. Bishop Potter opened the banquet with a short prayer. It was an hour later when Mr. Depew rapped for quiet and opened the toast Hat, which was as follows: "Our Merchant Marine," responded to by William P. Frye, United States senator from Maine. "American Business Men," General Horace Porter, president German National Society Sons of the Revolution. "Commerce," Don M, Dickinson, ex postmas'ei general. "The American Press," Genoral Charles H. Taylor, editor of the Boston Globe. It had been expected there might be some pointed reference in the formal speeches to the Venezuelan affair, but the wholo matter seemed to be intentionally avoided. Don. M. Dickinson was the only speaker who b.tanohed out into international poli tics, which he did in declaring his belief that the United States should recognize the belligerent rights of the Cuban patriots. He referred to numerous instances to show that Spain had not been the friend of the United States, A Time is Expected Guthrie, O. T., Deo. 10.—A sensation has been caused by the making public of the fact that the Payne county grand jury found indictments against c'herilT Atherton for allowing priao ors to escape; Probate Judgo Basd for falsifying records; ex- Police Judge White, for malfeasance in office, and Henry E. Alford, ex-president, and Amos Ewing, ex-treasurer of tha agri cultural college, both for embezzlement of government funds. Other indictments still more sensational are kept back, and lively times are looked for. Consulting With Csrncgle New York, Dec. I!).—Secretary Herbert spent today at the Hotel Imperial. Among his visitors during the afternoon was An drew Carnegie, who was closeted with tho secretary ot tho navy for some two hours. Secretary Herbert will return to Washing ton tomorrow. A Quick Recovery New York, Dec. 10.—David F. Hanigan, who killed Solomon 11. Mann, the betrayer of his sister, has been adjudged sane and his release from the state asylum at Poughkeepsie will probably take place on Saturday next. The Horss Not Guilty Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. 10.—The case against Captain Wiberg, of the Danish steamer Horsa, suspected of conveying arms, ammunition and men to Cuba, has been dismissed. Howell Acquitted San Francisco, Dee. 10.—The jury in the Howell case brought in a verdict of not guilty shortly before • oelock tonight. PRICE FIVE CENTS IN THE SENATE CHAMBER The Spirit of Americanism Is Still Brooding WAR IS NOT LOOKED FOR But the Monroe Doctrine Is to Be Maintained The Senators Ludue Haste, but Agree in Intending Hearty Support to the President Associated Vr ss Special Wire. Washington, Dec 10. -The spirit of. Americanism soil brooded over the senate today, but although every senator who spoke upon the subject endorsed the posi tion of the president, all expressed the opinion that war would not result. Still the gravity of the situation was not under estimated. The "war talk" of the last few days attracted to the galleries large crowds, who followed the debate with intense in terest. The immediate question before the sen ate was the bill appropriating $100,000 to defray the expenses of the committee recommended by the president. There was some difference of opinion as to what disposition should be made of it. the gen eral opinion being that it should go to the committee on foreign relations. The de bate, however, had no particular result, as Mr. Allen (Pop., Xcb.) objected to tne »• c oud reading of the bill before tile debate on the Venezuelan question occurred, Mr. Gookreil presented with a favorable report the resolution for a holiday recess beginning tomorrow, but Mr. Chandler (Sep., N. H.,) asked that it lie on the table. Mr. Allen caused a broad smile to go around the chamber when he asked for the immediate consideration of a lengthy reso lution reciting that, in view of the possible contingency of war with Great Britain as a result of tlio conflict over the Venezuelan boundary dispute, and that the lirst essen tial iv time ol war was money, that the. committee on tinstice ire instructed to in quire into the advisability of opening me mints to t:ie free coinage of silver. After some good-natured sparring Mr. Gorman (Dem., Md..l objected to its consideration. The president's messngo, transmitting the Armenian correspondence, was laid be fore the senate. When the house Venezuelan bill was laid before the senate, Mr. Morgan inimedi ately moved to refer it to the committee on foreign relations and took the floor in support of his motion. The senate was ail attention and the galleries listened eagerly. Mr. Morgan spoke carefully. The bonate should not be hasty, he said. The bill should be, in his opinion, deliberated upon as long as necessary to secure an abso lutely correct judgment, and he concurred with enator Sherman in the belief that it should Urst have its consideration in the committee; but (and here he pausedihe wanted it distinctly understood that lie would oppose such a reference unless it waß made with the distinct understanding that congress should not take the holiday recess until it was veported back. While the senate should hasten ■lowly, but with all possible speed, delay, he sa d, would perhaps lead to the formation of an incorrect opinion here, in Venezuela, and in Great Britain. It was of the highest im portance that the position of this country should not be misunderstood. The real purpose of the deliberate ct nsideration of the till by the committee on foreign rela tions was to give that committee an oppor tunity to decide v tiether it was wise now tor congress to extend the bill so as to in clude thedeliuite expression of our policy or to give the matter to the full and un biased action of the president. In the ex ercise of his constitutional power, lie could form and shape that policy in whatever manner he chos;j. Kern Mr. Morgan drew a striking illustration of what he meant. In the Hawaii ti: affair. Mr. Cleve land, in the exercise of his power, had sent to Hawaii a commissioner lo obtain certain informa tion. Ho took that action without the ad vice and consent of tlie senate; and when Mr. Blount's report was made, the debate THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH-Proceedings in congress; hearty support given to President Clove land ; undue haste is deprecated and disbe lief iv eventual war freely expressed The battleship Texas takes a trial trip and then goes to dry dock for repairs....Harry Hsyward confessed to the commission ot five murders At home and abroad repre sentative men express the opinion that there will be no war; but th 9 United States is not expected to do the backing down Senator ihurmnn's wiU probated....Phil adephia street car strike situation shows no Improvement, .. Testimony in the Ktill wellcase... A mining hoiror in North Car olina; lire damp and dynamite bring death to hall" a hundred men Mgr. Satolli re ceives tho Zuche te Commercial day celebrated by merchants at New York Railroad matters... Racing at Inglesido Pomona; preparing for tomists San Bernardino; a romaneo Pasadena; rose tournament plans; brevities Lancaster; farmers' institute....Redlands; an uncon ditional surrender Coronado; the tour ists Ontario; newcomers; land sales Ventura; protracted meeting £scon dido Anaheim; heavy frosts.... yanta Barbara; death of r. H. Williams. ABOUT THE CITY— of the board of supervisors; a colony's petition for relief from overtlow Information is wanted ol people supposed Lobe now In ibis vicinity Bond elections in sight; money will soon be needed for wate- works; it will re quire millions Tho answer to tho r'om meroy condemnation suit will bellied on Monday; tho headworks alone will cost over $GOO t OuO Declined to interfere; the sewer committee would not override tho street superintendent....The recoin mehdaiions made yesterday Contractors who say boo to tho city council.... A mare'a nest in a franchise The local oil indus try; practically no progress being made at present: rumors of a fuel war Tho mile age case decided; Judge McKinley attorney general and jurors art- en titled to mileage .... The resoluticna passed by the Ministerial Ui.ton and Delegates from the Council of Labor la the polite w0r1d...,A rush of business at the postonTca ...Clifton K. Mayne leaves lor Han Diego The Kid Thompson re ward Arrested lor violating postal laws Xmas market and its gala scenes. ~ Mr. King the victim of a cave-in: hois ex ri catcd alive .. .Skull and crossbones for At torney Blakely . Webster club entertain ment at tho normal school. WHERE YOU M\Y 00 TODAY OnruEi'M—At Sp. m.; vaudeville. Buriunk—At 8 p.m.; Lost Paradise. Los Angeles Theater —At S p. m.; Df. Syntax. Hazard's Pavilion—Afternoon; band concert Simpson's Tabernacle—At 80. m.; Oratorio of the Messiah.