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VOL. XLV. NO. 140
THE POLICY OF OLD SPAIN Fully, Formally and Officially Set Forth PRIME MINISTER CAINOVAS Gives to Joseph Pulitzer Full Authority to Publish It t Captain.General Weyler Issues Another Pro clamation Promising Exact Justice to Prisoners Suspected of Sedition Associated Press Special Wire. New York, March ("..—The World will print tomorrow th© following authentic •tatement of the policy of Spain as to Cuba and congress, from Prime Minister Canovas. It is accompanied by a personal message to Joseph Pulitzer from the presi dent of the council of state at Madrid authorizing Its publication. The statement la as follows: Madrid, March 6.—"We have as yet no official notification of the intentions of the American government, nnd cannot there fore take cognizance of or protest by note against any of the proceedings of the sen ate and house of representatives of tho United States. We have taken no official notice whatever of the proceedings and speeches in Washington during the past week. '•Nor have we sounded the European powers or courts regarding their support in any form. All we have»done is to show to the American government and to Minister Taylor that we have endeavored to enforce respect for tho American legation and con sulates, repressing so sternly the disturb ances that we have ordered the Madrid, Granada, Barcelona and Valencia univer sities closed; and we will close all univer sities, Eclioois and establishments whose students dare to make demonstrations hostile to the United States. We will sent! to prison and prompt trial all authors and promoters of such disturbances. We be lieve they are prompted by the advanced republicans. "Nothing will be omitted on our side to ■how our desire to preserve cordial rela tions with America. I am convinced that we possess sullicient means to quell any hostile demonstrations. The government of Spain regrets and has mtulo all the amends possible for the manifestation al ready made of the indignation which the speeches at Washington naturally excited am'Uig the ever-loyal people of Spain. "Tho situation now is one of extreme delicacy. Indeed. I cannot define how far it is possible for the government of Spain to permit amicable and careful mediation of a foreign power, however honorable and disinterested it may be, without incurring the grave risk of being accused of submit ting to outside Interference, pressure and dictation iv the midst of a civil war. The United States is a great power, and until they recognize tho object and encourage the aims of the insurrectionists in Cuba, lliey are friendly to Spain. After the rec ognition of the belligerents in Cuba by the United States it would be impossible for the government of Spain to accept the good ollices of President Cleveland or to permit any interference whatever. "Nevertheless I still hope some means will be found by tho president to avoid alienating the friendly relations with the United States Which Spain has shown this week i hat she prizes highly. "I am fully alive to the significance and the possible consequences of the vote of the United States congress to the rebels, as well as to Spain in her relations with the United States,and especially in connection with the right of search of. the high seas and in the matter of privateers ana fili bustering expeditious. "The only new and seemingly warlike preparations yet made by Spain are made simply with a view to equipping a lleet of warships and transatlantic steamers to chase filibusters and to guard the coast of Cuba. That is the sole object in view. General Weyler having said he had enough troops, only the usual reliefs will be 6ent to Cuba until autumn and no naval demon stration is contemplated . •'The elections will not interfere with the action of the government, as it intends to conduct them iv a tolerant spirit for all parties, fair representation being arranged for even the West Indian constituencies. Besides, in every imperial and interna* tional question the Spaniards have always 6howu a patriotic spirit. "The misapprehension concerning Gen eral Weyler's character and methods as a soldier originated in a misstatement of facts iv his career and of his assignments mid instructions. Cuba twenty years ago, and the Philippine islands since then, Weyler Ims only carried out the or ders of his chiefs. Before he left for Cuba the last time I saw and spoke to him and approved his views. Consequently he has simply acted in harmony with tho require ments of this war, iv which tho insurgents have not only set at deliance Ihe rules of civilized warfare, but have violated the provisions of the treaty of 179fS between Spain and the United States and the proto col of 1887 respecting the lives mi l prop erty ot all real and all uood American citi zens in Cuba. I am determined to carry out the administrative political reforms already voted by the cortes as soon as the pacification of ttie island permits, and oven such economical and tai ill reforms as may bo consistent with the interests ot both the colony and the mother country. "But it is impossible to attempt reforms during a civil war or under any foreign pressure iv the present condition of the island. "When Marshal Campos was sent to Cuba as governor-general the government would certainly have allowed him to insti tute the reforms if he had deemed them advisable, but he soon discovered that it was impossible to do so. We cannot ad mit that the slightest ground exists lor the recognition of the belligerency of the Cu ban insurgents, whose so-called president, the marquis of Santa Lucia, and the mem bers of his executive council aro nomads, like the rebel bauds, ever on tho move. For instance, they were nearly surprised and captured this week by a Spanish col umn iv the province of Las Viltts. (Signed) "Canovas d.l Castillo." vieyi.ek' proclamation Havana, March o.—The captain-general of Cuba, General Valeriano Weyler, has issued another important proclamation, of which the following is ft translation: My attention has been drawn to the fre quency with whicli the civil and military authorities and tho army olftcers in the country and towns proceed to arrest citi zens, who aro afterwards placed at my dis posal to be deported from the island, with out reasonable cause fur such measures, and having pointed out in my previous cir culars the charges pertaining to war, juris diction and the formalities for trials, I have decided to enact, in accordance with said circulars, that arrests must be justified with all reasons and proofs possi ble, so as to proceed with all justice Against the prisoners. Therefore the authorities and army of ficer* will io order in every case of every one who is nrrested without proofs enough to establish his guilt. Written information must bo made,.with all the facts that can possibly bo had through verbal or confi dential information. These requisites will be more exacting in the towns where all loyal people must con tribute to them, as safety there is grea'er, and as in ho doing they will assist the au thorities to re-ostablish order and peace by co-operaiiug in a strict compliance witii justice, for which a line has been traced by me. These informations and material proofs will be sent to this oillce to proceed ac cordingly, it being understood that I will hold strictly responsible any olllcer who does not furnish the proofs retpiirtd in the cases mentioned. <In the occasion of a visit which fleneral Weyler paid to the casino and open here toilay, tho president, Fr inclsco Santos Guzman, in receiving the distinguished vis itor, made a short address, in the course of whicli he said: "1 have come in the name of the casino to protest against the injurious calumnies of some American senators toward Spain and toward her worthy representatives on this island, and at the same time to protest against the resolutions of both houses of the United States congress in favor of recog nizing as belligerents hordes of rebels. In so doing they are voting against the rights of our people and with manifest lack of consideration to Spanish loyalty and friend ship. We reiterate our unconditional ad hesion to the government of Spain and to the person of her worthy representative, at whose side we aro and will be with all we have." General Weyler, in replying, thanked the casino for its loyal sentiments and as sured the members that their support would be utilized when needed. The gen eral also said he regretted the hostility which some United Slut *s senators ex hibited toward Spain, especially, ha ex plained, as the Spanish authorities on this island treat citizens of the United States with mure consideration and assign to them more prerogatives than to any o her people. In spite of this, he said, hostility was manifested toward Spain, jja the meanwhile, continued General Weyler. he hoped President Cleveland would perse vere in this attitude in his opposition to recognition. In conclusion the general remarked: "There is no reason why the good friend ship between the two nations should be altered." There is no truth in tho report in circula tion that General Weyler hus resigned the position of captain-general of the island of Cuba. In official circles, it is added, ihat, on the cintrary. General Weyler possesses the entire coulidence of the Spanish gov ernment. Colonel Galvis yesterday was engaged near Macagua, province of Matanzas, with tho insurgent forces of Maximo Gomez, cousing considerable loss to tho enemy. Maceo is said to be moving towards the province of Matanzas. This is said here to be proof that he has sutfered great loss, in addition to being short of ammunition, .Maceo has made a bold march to the north with a view to meeting Calixto Garcia, who was expected to arrive Willi arms and ammunition. After learning the Garcia expedition was a failure, Maceo was unable to move eastward, or to reach the southern everglades and was compelled to move west into Havana province. It is believed that his purpose was in part a feint to prevent the reinforcements ar riving at Havana from carrying out their projected movements. No uneasiness is felt at the presenco of Maceo in Havana province. He has failed to effect a junc ture with Gomez an ' is 200 mites sepa rated f romJaJM. ARRIVE March o.—-The Cuban in surgents have succeeded in landing more munitions of war at Cuban ports. Dr. Joaquin Castillo, chancellor of the Cuban legation, has received dispatches announc ing the safe arrival of three expeditions in Cuba. The expedition sailed from southern United States ports during the last two weeks in three vessels, on February 20, 27, and 2!1. Tho llrst was a schooner carrying 175 rifles and 17.1.000 rounds of cartridges. The vessel landed on Ihe roast of Santa Ciara province between Caratrares and Sagua la Grande. The second expedition carried 150 rifles and 150,000 round of ammunition and landed on the coast of Pinar del Rio h een Bahia Honda and Mariot. Phis t pply was placed in Cuba within thirty miles of tho city of Havana. The last expedition, sailing on February 20, landed on the northern coast of the province of Matanzas near La Boca, about six miles from Cardenar, FRESIDENTIAL FROMISE3 Madrid, March 6.- As a result of the publication in £1 Dia that the Spanish mm ister at Washington had notified the gov ernment that President Cleveland would veto a Cuban resolution, a statement was made today from an authoritative source as to tho extent of the notification re ceived from the minister at Washington. It shows that he has kept the government fully advised of all actual developments, but has not anticipated anything In any branch, Up to the present time die minis, ter has not notified the government that the president will veto the Cuban resolu tion, nor is he informed, so far as tiie gov ernment knows, what the future course of the executive authorities at Washing ton will be. At trie same time ihe ministry has access to the dispatches re ceived by the news agencies at Paris, Lon don and Madrid, and some of these recent dispatches widely published throughout Europe as indicating the probajble course of the administration at Washington have borne the stamp of authenticity and have been accepted as semi-official and authori tative. They have been regarded by offi cials as well as by the general public ns cor rectly forecasting the course of the Wash ington authorities. To these the Spanish minister at Washington has not added his ollieial advice nor has he stated that he has any information as to the future of tho Cuban resolutions. There have been renewed demostrations of hostility to the United States today at Valencia, Alicante and Dolores. Tnere was also a demoustrnt ion of sympathy made hofore the) French consulate at Val encia. The French consul appeared upen the balcony in response to the acclama tions of the crowd and saluted them. The news from the United Stales of the insults to the Spanish flag by the students of Princeton university have produced the greatest indignation iv this ciiy, and they were discussed warmly at the cafes, thea ters and clubs. Dispatches from Havana say a majority of Cuban merchants have agreed to boy cott the products of the United State. The press, with few exceptions, advise the government to indulge no illusions as to a long delay or an abtasidonmeut of rec ognition by the United Stales of the in surjents. Tho general impression in dip lomatic circles is that President Cleveland wil.' ultimately be compelled to carry out tho resolutions of congress, even if at first he takes friendlier steps to elicit from Spain promises of Cuban autonomy or of more lenient treatment of the rebels. WHAT CLEVELAND StVS Washington, March o.—The president said to a representative of the Associated Press: "I see it is assumed in certain quarters that a doliverance published a few days ago on the Cuban question may bo taken as defining the attitude oi the ad ministration on the subject. I wish you would say I never saw the state ment nor heard of it until I read it iv the newspapers, and even then neg lected to read all of it, supposing it repre sented nothing more than a newspaper guess. I do not know how it origuated Coatiuucd on Second Page, THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING-, MARCH 7, 1896.-TWELVE PAGES. REV. DR. BROWN'S DEFENSE The Alleged Love Letters Prove Dull Reading SCHEMING MRS. DAVIDSON Found An Easy Victim In the Innocent Preacher The Doctor Satisfactorily Explains His Fear of Accusation Under the Circum stances Then Prevailing Associated Press Soeciai Wire. San Francisco, March o.—Rev- C. O. Brown resumed his testimony in his own defense before the Congregational council today. He admitted that he had exchanged letters with Mrs. Overman while the latter was absent in Tacoma. Tiio letters were produced, Dr. Brown explaining that Miss Overman had sent to her home in Tacoma for the letters. All of the letters were prosaic epistles concerning matters in the church and books winch Miss Overman was reading. "A sweet love letter, is it not?" sug gested Dr. Brown when the llrst uf the dry and colorless epistles were read. Dr. Brown then referred lo his connection witii Mrs. Davidson, recounting how she had waited on him after prayer meeting when Mrs. Brown was absent and asking him to walk toward home with her. Mrs. Davidson asked him if he did not miss Mattie Overman, and he had inno cently replied that he had. He denied that he said V iss Overman was the best read woman lie had ever met, but stated had had said that considering her age and opportunities he wondered at her Intelli gem discussion of technical and scientific authors. He said that Mrs. Davidson on various pretexts had induced him to ac company her to see many people, and had asked him to show her through the Young Men's Christian association building. She wished to meet the general secretary of the association, and while waiting for the offi cial Dr. Brown said he and Mrs. Davidson had sat a few minutes in the office of the assistant secretary. Dr. Brown said these interviews and visits were all a part of Mrs. Davidson's scheme of blackmail, into which he innocently fell. Mrs. Davidson sought to have him seen with her in such places as would make it possible for her to secure witnesses to what she hail described as consult aliens regarding Miss Overman's relations regarding his alleged liason with Miss Overman. Continuity Dr. Brown said that in the last week in August Mrs. Davidson had come to his office in the church and asked him to lend her a little money. He loaned her at that time $20, later $40, and again $00. She always slated that tier dividends from the corset linn were delayed in the east. Dr. Brown, much moved, said he had always believed in not letting his right hand know what his left hand did, but lie had no choice now but to explain these matters. He said that since he had been pastor of his present charge he had given away more than half his salary. He said there were many persons who had bor rowed 110 from him, whom he would bo would he very glad to see at the council. He denied that he had ever prayed with Mrs. Davidson alone, although ad mitting that he should have done so. Brown said he had never called Mrs. Davidson his "mother in Christ." adding that Mrs. Davidson committed a sacrilege when she so misquoted him. Then Dr. Brown told how Mrs. Davidson had finally revealed herself iv her true colors. She told him how a well-known minister had visited a o Iging iiouse in compary with a young woman, concluding with the state ment that he had been identiueu as tne 1 minister and Miss Overman as the woman. He admitted that he was afraid to meet such all accusation at a time when the city WU greatly excited over the arrest of sev eral old men for debauching young girls. He feared that the accusation would be ac- ; cepted as guilt when the populace was in such an angry mood. He said he had gone to every lodging house iv the district where he had been accused of accompany ing Miss Overman,and to him and a police, detective each proprietor had said Dr. Brown had never been seen iv that vicinity. Brown ihen told how he had paid Mrs. Davidson $500 and had taken her receipt for the money in order to protect himself. Ban Francisco, March (!.— Frank J. Mallory, ussistant secretary of the Sutter ciub, has disappeared and his family and friends are much concerned ovor the mat WHAT NANSEN MAY HAVE DISCOVERED ter. His wife states he left home at half past five Thursday morning for the pur pose of meeting at the westbound Oregon train his brother, whom ho expected to come down from Shasta. Since that lime he has not been seen or heard from at home or at the Sutter club. Mallory has been married hut a year and has a child but a few weeks old. His wife declares that she knows no reason why ho should have left the city, and the Sutter club di rectors can offer no explanation at present. DEMANDS REFUSED Venezuela Declines to Honor British Claims for Indemnltv New York, March 6.—A special to the World from Caracas, Venezuela, says: The ninety days allowed Venezuela to an swer the demand for indemnity for the arrest of English officials Barnes and Baker on tho Uruan river in December, 1884, has expired, The government will not speak officially, but the highest author ity is given for the statement that the Ven ezuelan government refused to pay the in demnity, declaring that the question of tho arrest and boundary dispute cannot bo separated. To pay Ihe indemnity would ho to recognize British sovereignty over Venezuelan territory. It is believed lv re that unless Sir Julian Pauncefote or Min ister Anilrade can arrange the matter sat isfactorily in Washington, England will use force to collect the money, treating the arrests as distinct from the boundary, Warship Ordered Ibnu Washington, March li.—Orders have gone forward by cable from the navy de partment to Montevideo directing the re turn of the flagship Newark to the United Stales and tho retention of the Lancaster on the South Atlantic station to take her place as flagship. Admiral Norton, com manding the station, will return to this country on the Newark, as will also Cap tain W. B. Hofl of the Lancaster, who leaves his Bhip in command of Captain Yates Sterling, who has commanded the Newark. This will leave Ihe United States fleet on the South Atlantic station com posed of three vessels, the flagship Lan caster, the dilapidatetl old Yantic, which is unable to go to sea from the river Plata, and the gunboat Oaatine, the only modern naval vessel of the three. A Mm: Attached Butts. Mont., March (j.—The Butte and Boston mining property was attached to day on account of a suit of a suit of Edward 0. Perkins, who holds the claims of various creditors, aggregating $400,510. The largest claims are $174,000 on a note anil $40,000 on money advanced by Lewisohn Bros, of New York; $101,000 advanced by the Boston and Montana company; $00,700 on a note given the Massachusetts Loan and Trust company. The other claims are notes ranging from $2700 to $12,000. Four claims acquired since bonds were issued and not subject to.them were attached, thus fully securing the floating debt. Increased Steerage Kates New York, March o.—The transatlantic steamship companies have increased their rates for third class or steerage prepaid tickets. The German lines have fixed the new rate at $00.50 from Bremen or Ham burg. The other lines are in proportion and dependent entirely on the port of em barkation. This is the highest tigure ever had, veteran seamen say. A prepaid ticket represents one purchased on this side of the Atlantic for the use of some passenger who may be coming here from the other side. The increase in the Ger man lines is more than $4. The Oldest flan Dead Dlbique, la., March 6.—Christian Con rad of Delaware county, aged 110 years, is dead. He has been a noted character in lowa life for many years,,and until lately he was comparatively well and strong. At his last birthday he predicted that he would not live the year out. He was by all odds die oldest man in lowa, and has been a frequent subject of newspaper biog raphies. A Pioneer D.ad San Francisco, March o.—William George Marcy, a pioneer, died today in tho Old People's Home. Mi. Marcy came to California in is 17, and was a member of the famous Stevenson brigade. Ho was a son of tho secretary of slate during Presi dent Polk's administration. Sutro Oaths Completed San Fbanoisco, March ti.—The Sutro baths, the largest in the world, «ill be opened formally a week from Saturday. The building has been open to tho public for several months, but the baths have not yet been used. Delegates for McKinley Concordia, Kan., March O.—The fifth district convention to name delegates to the national Republican convention at St, Louis instructed 1 or McKinley. THE VENEZUELAN BOUNDARY As Shown by Ancient Maps and i Documents THE BRITISH BLUE BOOK Laid on tbe Table of tbe House of Commons A Brief Summary ol the Evldance by Which Great Britain Expects to Sustain Iter Claims I Associated Press Special Wire. I LONDON, March 6.—[Copyrighted, 1896, !by the Associated Press.] The British blue book on the Venezuelan boundary dispute was laid on the table of the house of com mons today. Following is a summary of the position of Great Britain, as published in work referred to : First—Long prior to and at the time of ! the treaty of Minister, in 1646, the Dutch i founded settlements in various parts of I British Guiana, particularly on the coast. Second—The only Spanish settlement | prior to them was Santo Home de Gil lyana. | Third—During the whole period from j 1648 to 171). i the Dutch had uninterrupted i possession of the entire coast line and the j river Corenlin to Barima. Fourth—During the same period they J had explored the uppar portions of nearly all the rivers and made many settlements in adjacent districts. Fifth—Prior to 1723 there was no settle ment of Spanish except Santo Home de Ouayana. Sixth—Between 1724 and 1796 Ca puchin missions were established south ward of the Orinoco and gradually ex tended eastward toward the Dutch terri tory, the farthest point occupied by the Spaniards being Tumineremo, founded about 17SS. Seventh — Before 1796 the Dutch had eettled far up the Cuyunl. a Dutch post was established near the Yuruan, and the Dutch had full control of the whole basin of the Cuyunl, Eighth—Except for the settlement of Santo Home do Guayaua and their mis sions the Spaniards exercised no authority in the territory now in dispute. Ninth -Great Britain, on becoming pos sessor of the colony, succeeded io all the rights of the Dutch. Tenth —After 1790 Great Britain ex tended her settlements antl exercised over the territory originally claimed by the Dutch all the rights whereby nations usually indicate a claim to territory. Eleventh—Neither Spain nor Venezuela, after the latter had declared her mdi pend ente, ar any time had possession of or dominion over the territory tn question. Twelfth—Oneas Britain, while maintain ing her just rights, has consistently shown I a desire to make a fair arrangement with Venezuela iv regard to the boundary. Thirteenth—The claim of Venezuela that her territory extends to the F.sseqiiiho I is based on contentious in lit, wise support ed by facts anil cannot be justified on a:*y reasonable ground. 'the foregoing thus establishes Great Britain in her strict right to lie entitled to the territory extending to Barir.ia, includ ing the watersheds of Eisequibo, Cuyuni, Yuruari. l'omaroon, Waini and Barima. The blue book contains nine maps, an I official chart of the West India company, | datetl 1633, lllnieuw's map of Guiana dated 1640, the official map of the Eng lish committee on trado and plantations dated 1700. Dr. Anvilo's map of Aroerique Meridionals dated 1745, a sketch map ol the Dutch Director General dated 17-ill, Thompson's chart of the coast of Guiana I dated 17*0, an inset of Bonchenroeder's ' map of the colony of IDssequibo and Dem ; erara dated 1708, and Depon'scuarledeia Capitanerie Generate de Caracas dated i USUI. The limits were prepured in older to il i lusirale tho various boundary linos re- I ferred to in the correspondence. The Daily News, the l iberal official or igan, says: The Venezuelan blue book bristles witii j faot* and challenges refutation, iiur ease lis impressively if not irrefragably strong. | Hut the stronger it is the less reason can i Lord Salisbury urge araiust unconditional : arbitration. We are most hopeful that die | next step will probably be tho appointment ' of ttie joint commission. ; The Chronicle I Liberal I, after taking • form, granted that the case will be settled i by arbitration, says: „ "It is advisable that we should go to the I tribunal as strongly t'ortitied as possible. < From this point of view we are not satis- I lied with Lord Salisbury's presentation of ■ "urease. The strict advocates line has been pursued. Weak points have been slurred over and utiduo emphasis has been laid upon unessential matters. Lord Sal isbury has shown himself not too skillful, tactful or well informed a defender of Eng land's honor and interests." MILLIONS IN IT A New Chapter Of the Old, Old Big Fortune Story Sacramento, March 6.—Albert, Alexan der ami Herbert Becker, employees in the railroad shops in this city, today received news from Ohio notifying them that they had suddenly fallen into a great fortune. Away back near the beginning of the present century the Becker family moved west and located in what was then the wilds of Ohio. The elder Beckers were contemporaneous with Duiial lioone. The j father df the Becker brothers of this city, j Louis S. Meeker, owned lifty acres, which i are now iricludod in the heart of the thriv ing and populous city of Ashtabuln, the county seat of Ashtabula county iv the j northeastern portion of the state. His father died many years ago without ; making out the necessary papers. The I sou claimed the property as the sole heir and the matter lias been iv litigation for the past twelve years. Yesterday Herbert Becker received a dis patch from tho county clerk, who, by the way, is his brother, informing him that the 1 supreme court had decided in favor of the fattier, who now has absolute title. It car ries with it all the Improvement*, which in clude two theaters, several hank buildings, three or four large hotels, churches with out number and miles upon miles of streets built solely with four and tlve-story blocks. his hard to estimate the value of the I property, but it cannot bo much short of i ?28,000.000. The three brothers will get it all. Their father is old and feeble and now resides in Canada. This is the story told by one of the Beck ers today. GOLD WITHDRAWN A Million Drawn From the Sub-Treasury and Promptly Put Back New York, March o.—The Illinois Cen tral railroad withdrew $1,000,000 from the sub-treasury today. The gold was de posited in the company's bank. Stuyve sant Kisk, president of the railroad com pany, said the withdrawal had no reference to the government bond operations and was not on that account. It is understood that the railroad company had some gold loans to pay and that, an attempt was made to make them pay a commission for the gold, payment in gold being enforced, not withstanding the present conditions. The company refused to pay the commission and withdrew the gold from the sub treasury. It is known the same amount of gold was turned into the treasury again by the bank in which it was deposited by the railroad, but this deposit had no reference to the railroad company but was done in pursuance of a special arrangement with the treasury, the bank being one of the speti&l depository banks for the new gov ernment loan. AN AWFUL CHARGE Qeorge Tarbox Held to Answer to the Supe rior Court The examination today of George C. Tar box. or Tatborough, as he is known in San Diego, where he is said to have deserted his wife and family, resulted in his being held in the sum of $3000 to answer in the supe rior court to a charge of rape. The details rif the crime developed a depth of crime and inhumanity unetpialed. The victim, a daughter of Itony Crane of the Simi valley, this county, was 14 years of age in Febru | ary. She testified that Tarbox had been criminally intimate with ler many times since September. ]*!>.>. She is enciente, which fact led to the discovery of the crime by her parents, and the speedy arrest of Tarbox followed. As the child had not reached the age of consent, when first assaulted, the prosecution will rest on the felony charge ihe evidences of guilt seem overwhelming, but Tarbox stoutly maintains his innocence. THE PUBLIC PULSE Indicates an Intention to Drop McKinley end Choose Mandereton Omaha, Neb., March o.—lt was decided today to hold a meeting in Omaha Satur day night of Nebraska Republicans aa a demonstration in favor of General Man* derson for president. General Mtnderson returned from Washington today. He said: "Those who keen their fingers on the pulse of the political public say that is is growing more and more certain every day that neither Mr. Reed nor Mr. McKinley can be nominated by the next national convention of the Republican party. In that event it is felt sure that the nomina tion will go to a western man. Among tho western men tho contest will doubtless be between Senator Allison, Senator Davis and myself." Low Rates Refused Chicago, March 6. — Tho mueh-dis ! cussed excursion to California at reduced j rates, which was advertised by an agrieul i tural paper, and which, at one time, ( threatened to make all sorts of trouble for J the roads of the Western Passenger asso \ ciation, left for California last night, jlt consisted of just eight people j and all of them went on ! the regular rate too. It has been definite ; ly learned that the proprietor of the paper j advertised the reduced rates on his own j responsibility, expecting that tho roads 1 would get into a light and that he would ! then be able to get the rates he had ! promised. The roads lost no time iv get ting Into a jangle over the matter, but the affair stopped there and would make no lower rates lor the excursion. Las Anzelei Loses Ajain San Francisco, March ti.—The next an nual convention ot the Amarican Protec tive association will lv hold in Stockton. This was decided at the fourth day's ses sion, after a hard Struggle am >ng the dele gates representing all quarters of the state. The south made a very hot tight for Lis ' Angeles. Against it were arrayed the sup* I porters of San Francisco, Oakland and i Stockton. It was only wh«ni those favor t these three ci'ies combined to indorse the i claims of the last that the ciuse of Los j Angeles was lost. • Mrs. Lane ConvlCtsj Detroit, March 6.—lt took but one bal j lot by the jury in the trial of Mrs. Alice 11. Lane to convict that person of man \ slaughter this afternoon. Mrs. Lane was ! charged jointly with Dr. I>. C Seaman ; with responsibility tor the death of Emily 1 j, Hull, the girl who br> hero for treui i ment from Birmingham, England, by her ; pastor, Rev. Jonathan Bell, with whom she j nad been unduly intimate. What the Miners Want San Fbakcihco, March ti.—At the next meeting of the executive committee of the State Mining association. Secretary Sontag will bring up he question of opening up the forest reservation's of he state to pros pectors and quartz mining. A bill affect ing Colorado in that respect has beon in troduced in congress and it is the opinion of mining men hore that a similar bill for California would be of great bene lit. CITY PRICE. PER SIMILE COPY, 3 CENTS ON TRANSPORT A ITON LINES, 5 CENTS IN CONGRESSIONAL HALLS Protection of Pensioners Se cured by a Bill THE FEE SYSTEM SPOILED By tbe Passage of the Legislative Appropriation Bill Morgan Submits His Minority Report Oppesa Ing the Extermination of the Seals- Other Matterj in Cnmmlttes Associated Press Snocial Wire. WASHINGTON, March fi.—At the opening of the session of the house today a bill was passed on the moiion of Mr. Overstreet j (Kepublican of Indiana) to abolish tho cash payment of pensions. The purpose jof the bill is to prevent the swindling of . veterans who draw their pension money at j agencies on the quarterly pay days. Cor ] respondence with the agencies shows that I many pensioners draw their pensions in | casli and their families complain they get jno benefit from the money. This bill re j quires all pensions to be paid in checks, i sent to the home of the pensioner. Hull (Republican of Iowa) asked unan- I Imous consent for the consideration of a bill to relieve General Carlin of liability for $1180 expended by Captain J. M. Chyde in the rescue of a party of students who were snowbound in the Bitter Root mountains in 1803, Wilson, Republican of Idaho, objected, snying that the party had deserted a citi zen of Idaho and had left him to die. The house then resumed the considera tion of the remaining features of the amendment to the legislative bill to abol ish ttie fee system in the case of United States attorneys and marshals. After some unimportant amendments had been adopted the legislative bill was passed The house then took up the considera tion of the postofflce appropriation bill. Mr. Loud, Republican of California, chair man of the committee, who was in charge of the bill, explained its provisions, it carries $01,943,577, $2,574,142 less than the estimates, but $2,377,700 more than the current law carried. Mr. Quigg, Republican of New York, asked whether it would be possible, under the provisions of the present bill, for tho postofflce department to continue what he denominated "die spy system" for sur veillance of carriers, etc, Mr. Loud, in reply, explained that the The Sunday Herald WILL CONTAIN : In Uncle Sam's Gun Shop Where Death-Dealers Are Built Women Hardly Ready Yet to Vote By Elizabeth Cady Stanton The Applied Science of Bones The Bertillon System The Queen of England at 77. Lenten Retreats in Gotham. The Monetary Demands of the Sioux Indians American and Spanish Navies Compared. 1 An Interview with Whitelaw Reid at Phoenix, Ariz. Tiie Spring Street Note Book Socialism Juana; or Hidden Gold—continued— A Romance of the Old Days ; Something for the Ladies. ' A Page for the Young People. Miscellaneous Fiction. Editorials. And All the News of All the World. THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH — Proceedings in the house: a bill passed i<>r the protection of pension ers; the fee sysicm abolishel; minority rc portonthe exterminationo! seals....The British blue book <m the Venezuelan claims submitted to the house of commons..,. policy of Bpftlo lully sot forth In ft letter from tbe premier to the New York World Italian riots continue— President Huntington testifies before the senate committee Dr. Brown makes a satlsnto lory explanation of bis relations with Attst overman and o:her women of his congre gation KftCOJ at Ingleside; bicyole^bullS' tins and general sporting notes—Pasa dena: politics and some news . Pomona; water bonds sold .. Orange; finit sale* and Iruit prospects '-ante Monica; a school celebration; polities Banta Bar bara; paving contract let San Pedro, 'the Talbot still la port...,Otiiarto; al i?ped burglars arrested Ml Lowe; Arc tic sports. AROUND TOWN—At thee.ty hall The per mit is granted; official recommendation for the boring for natural gas — Regular meeting of the boar I of public works.... Ka-t tide cyclists seek relief at the hand* oi the couucil . City assessor wants cer tain legal Information mother big scw t r completed .. . The chamberof eonnrerce; the gold medal exhibit ol Southern t allfof? nia citrus fruits .. .Governor Budd at Whit tier ; another Inspection an 1 another ex amination of books Talks with travelers; men of standing now in Southern California . . The Santa Ie will not novo; no change in terminal facilities contemplated To a pauper's grave ; a probability oi Minnie .1 udy testing ia one The prize can tie secured; Los An geles en ti get the Btato Democratic conven tion Yesterday at the Friday Morning cub ... At the court house ... Magnetic) healers fight; the boy phenomenon sues another boy ... Ttie elect lon law defined*.*i Let there l" 1 more light; tho charges against the Orphans' home ... \ mother want 1 * her child; p ip *rs In an unusual habeas corpus case hied Whs asphyxiated by gas Isaao B.Ferguson found unconscious In bed.... stabbed by a wheelman; Fred t'zarske in a IOW CUt in the abdomen. WHERE YOU MAY (iO TODAY OKFtfßUM—Matinee and at 8 p. m.; Vaude ville. Iti ; hank- Matinee and at Bp. m.; Power Ol ftta Press. Los Angeles Theater -Matinee and at 3 p, m.: A Pair of Kids. Chamber of Commerce—All day; nnnrjgtii tive exhibition of citrus fruits; fxae.