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VOL. XLV. NO. 151
THE REBELLION IN CUBA Senor Gomez Now En Route for Chicago THE INSURGENTS' SUCCESS Depends Upon Their Recognition by the United States Reports ol Spanish Commercial Retaliation. The Insurgents Suiter Many Defeats According to Spanish Report Associated Press Special Wire. St. Lot:i>;, March o.—Senor Gomez, nephew of General Maximo Gomez, head of the Cuban revolutionary party, passed through the city today en route to Chicago. He arrived direct from Havana. The ob ject of his visit to this country is to learn the exact situation regarding the granting of belligerent rights to the rebels. He will visit the principal cities in the east, urging the wealthy Cubans to redouble their ener gies for the insurgents. Speaking of the result of the war he said: "If the United States recoenize us we will win. But we will loce all we have gained if they fail. Spain is sending addi tional forces to Cuba every day. Wo could meet this increase if the United States would recognize us as a republic.' 1 Spanish RBPBISAL Galveston, Tex., March o.—The Texas Star flour mills on Saturday last loaded the steamship Gyller for Cienfuegos and other Spanish American ports. Before she sailed her agent at Havana cabled: "Great excitement prevails Don't ship Hour.'' In response to an inquiry another cable came: "Reprisals action congress." From this the exporters inferred Ameri can flour is to b9 excluded from Cuba on account of the recent action of congress. Tbe ship's destination was changed to other West Indian ports and the cargo sold. Then this cable was received. "Have no other news. Can you proceed?" The inference is that the local authorities resolved to retaliate against American commerce and the Madrid government in terposed. INS l' RG FN T MOV KM ENTS. Havana, March 9.—The insurgent bands, commanded by Napoles, Alberta Rojas, Machado and Aleman, in obedience to orders from General Gomez, have left tho district of Placetas, province of Santa Clara, and have moved into the province of Matanzas. Other insures tit forces will assemble at Zuazo and near Placetas, in order, it is said, to protect the passage of insurgents tinder Gomez and Maceo through the t-iuernado Grande on their way east ward. The insurgents have burned the plantation and buildings at Caralban, in the Trinidad district of Santa Clara. The revolutionary government, with the main forces under Jose Macco, Rabi and Ruen Tedula, after attacking Zaeua do Tanftmo, innri-herl Inward Mttyaru, prov ince of Santiago de Cuba. The insurgents have burned the plantation of Arcode Iris with its buildings, province of Havana, and hanged three peaceable countrymen. General Arola is continuing his I dvance through the prjvinco of Santa Clara In pur suit of Gomez. His vanguard at Santiago, under the command of Colonel Frances, had a skirmish with the insurgents' rear guard, and Colonel Hernandez is believed to have cut off the retreat of the insurgents back into the province of Matanzas. The column of troops under Colonel Galbis is ! going in the direction of Pango. The guerilla forces of Calabazar, in the district of Sangtta la Grande, have been engaged with the insurgents under Del gado. They left one killed on the field, and the guerillas, in pursuing the enemy, met near the plantation of Orients the in surgent band commanded by Baperto Her nandez. The insurgents left five killed be hind them. General Prats, while on his way from Boquernos to Aguada, has been engaged with a numerous band of insur gents under Quintin Bandera. The troops had two wounded and pursued the enemy in the direction of Banos, Colorado and Carillo. The military governor of Matan sas reports that there exists at the planta tion of Saratoga and on the banks of the river Aura many small bands of insurgents belonging to the forces of Maceo, which were fought by Colonel Vicuna a day or so ago. These bands are reported to be in a demoralized condition and without ammu nition. The columns of troops commanded by Colonel Molina, coming from Pal ma met the insurgent scouts near the river Aura. The main force of the enemy was said to be encamped some distance away. Miro, Lacrete, Zeitas, Garcia and Acebea, the insurgent leaders, are said to he with Maceo. Colonel Lopez, at the head of eight companies of the infantry, advanced upon the left flank of the enemy. Major Lopez, with two companies, moved tqion the right flank and Colonel Molina ad vanced upon the enemy's front, captured the insurgent positions in Vista Hermosa and the plantations of Trinidad, San Jose and Revido. The insurgents retreated and the tiring was kept up for six hours with great loss to the enemy. The troops had four seriously wounded and several men slightly wounded. Near Guanajay in the provicce of I'inar del Rio, the insur gents have attacked a mixed train which was guarded by a detachment of soldiers. The insurgents were repulsed with a loss of seven killed. The military governor of San Cristobal, in the province of Pinar del Rio, reports that the insurgent leader, Perico del Mado, with 500 men, has overrun that district, burning everything in his path. He was pursued by the troops and two of the en emy were killed, among them being the in surgent lieutenant of the band. Several more bands of insurgents in this province are negotiating to surrender, in accordance with the circular of the captain general. Gomez is reported to be at Seborucal in person. A storekeeper at Cebrian has been plundered of $100, and orders issued to burn his store. General Weyler will remove his head quarters to the city of Matanzas in order to facilitate his direction of operations. The main force of the insurgents has passed into Santa Clara. The Spanish Casino (paper) has pub lished a manifesto signed by the president of the chamber of commerce, the politiea pariies. the Importers' league, the Clerks' association, the produce exchange, the Casino Gallejo, the Planter's Union club, the editors of the leading papers he Royal Society of Fellow Countrymen and the cigar manufacturers expressing to General Weyler the indignation felt by all classes of society without distinction, over the resolutions of the United States con gress granting, without regard to interna tional law, the rights of bel ligerency t 0 undisciplined bands, composed of adventurers of all races foreigners and bandits who are in no sense representatives of the Cubans who, all of whom have any intelligence, protest against and condemn the rebellion, which ■s strong only in hanging peaceful citizens. burning fields and plundering defenseless towns. The manifesto proceed* to say: "We, the undersigned, come before your excellency as the representatives of our Spanish fatherland, iniquitously calumni ated by the houses of congress.who can find no argument for so unjustly treating the nation to which the American continent owes its civilization and Cuba the progress, liberty and wealth which make it envied in the eyes of the world. We reiterate to your excellency our unconditional adher ence and our assurance that to maintain the Spanish flag in Cuba we are disposed to sacrifice our fortunes and our exist ence."' The nephew of Delgado, the American owner of the plantation of Dolores, near Baines, has been killed by a ball and machete wound. The deed was done by volunteer troops. Gen. Weyler has been notilied of the affair by Delgado and will investigate. It is believed that the killing was due to private vengeance. General l'rats has been trying to prevent the advance of Maximo Gomez and at the farm of Santa Rita his forces met the hands of Meojero to the number of 4000. The insurgents were attacked and dis lodged from their position and were pur sued. They left on Held twenty-one killed and carried off many wounded. The troops had two seriously and others slight ly wounded. In the engagement between Colonel Mil na and the insurgents 1:10 were killed and wounded. There are many wounded at the surrounding country houses as the re sult of the last engagement. WAITING FOBCOSORBSa New York, March 10.—A dispatch to the World from the City of Mexico says: As the United States government has not formally recognized the belligerency of the Cubans, Mexico and the Central American republics are simply awaiting definite ac tion by President Cleveland. Doubtless recognition by the United States would be speedily followed by similar action in Central America and Mex ico. It must be borne in mind that resident Spaniards here have great influence. They control the National bank of Mexico, and their importance in manu facture and in agriculture is out of ail pro portion to their number. The great mass of Mexican people dislike them and sym pathize with Cuba. A PROBABLE FILIBUSTER New Yokk, March P.—lt was rumored last night that the steamer Bermuda was preparing to leave for Cuban waters. At midnight the suspected steamship had not left her anchorage. It will be high tide about 6 a.m. Anti-American Riots Bilboa. f pain, March o.—There was an other anti-American riot here today. About 12,000 people took part. The excitement was started by young men at a street corner cheering every soldier who passed. Their j conduct was imitated by other groups. Some musicians who refused to repeat the national anthem were beaten. Kiotoua i groups formed on the main streets cheer • ing for Spain, and denouncing the United Mates. The authorities did everything possible to maintain order. Almost the entire police force turned out, and the rioters were dispersed again and again. | Eventually, however, the mob became so I numerous and excited the police were al most helpless. After the first demons'ra- j tion of sympathy with thenrmy, Iheciowds I armed themselves with sticks and cudgels ; I and the police were swept aside, j An immense crowd gathered on the le.id i ing thoroughfares and marched toward the residence of tho United Slates consul, shouting "Long live Spain!" "Down with I Yankees!" On the way to the consul's ' residence they hurled stones tfiroii.h tiie windows of stores and private resi lances, overturned vehicles, pulled sove/al mounted policemen from their horses anl generally behaved in a most threatening manner. Stores dealing in American goods received the most attention from the mob, and the windows of tho consul's house were badly shattered, although the police defended the building, _ The mob proceeded toward the United States consulate, evidently intending to ■tone that building as well, but tho au thorities iiad taken the precaution to send a strong force of police to guard that build ing. Another detachment was stationed across the streets loading to tho consulate. Therefore when tho mob neared tho United States consulate it was confronted by the police with drawn swords. Tho mob halted, then began pelting the police vigor ously with stones and bricks. A squad of officers charged the rioters. The latter 11 red pistols a the policemen, two of whom were wounded. This caused the police to charge in a body, using their swords with good effect. The rioters were dispersed, yelling and hooting at the authorities and shouting "Down with the Yankees'' and "Long live Spain." The police, who made a number of arrests, experienced consider able difficulty in escorting their prisoners to the depot. During the whole afternoon there was more or less disturbance. It was decided to keep both the police proper and the gendarmes confined to the barracks until further orders, as there seemed to be danger of an outbreak. The United States consulate is now guarded by a strong de tachment of gendarmes armed with car bines, revolvers and swords and instructed to protect the consulate at any cost Determined Rioters Madrid, March 0.-The turbulent ele ment in the city of Bilboa, which created disturbances yesterday, continued to defy the authorities today and made violent demonstrations in spite of the armed threat of the gendarmes. Disorders were renewed near the American consulate and a deter mined effort was made to reach the build ing where the American con si Mate is lo cated. The gendarmes showed equal de termination to frustrate the attempt and succeeded. Hut this was not done without a eerious collision between the mob and the gendarmes, in which twenty of the for mer are known to have bpen injured, though it is not stated any fatalities re sulted. Nine of the gendarmes were also injured. With this rebuff the mob drew off. Hlit the inhabitants of Bilboa are still in a turbulent mood, and the police authori ties find it necessary to make every pre caution to guard against injury being done tho United .States consulate. Elsewhere In Spain the situation bears • more tranquil aspect, and the question of the action of the United States on Cuba is regarded in a calmer mood. A report found currency today that the United States minister, Mr. Taylor, had left Mad rid, but this proved to be wholly without foundation. A dispatch from Havana says the insurgents are in a demoralized con dition and are seeking flight, toward the eastward portion of the island. He Took the Tray Denver, Col., March '.).—This evening an unknown man snatched a tray of jew elry in which were forty diamonds valued at $5000 from a show case in Got tesleben's jewelry store on Sixteenth street and made his escape. He was followed and fired upon by a clerk and several by standers. Tho thief returned the fire, slightly wounding George Jalsen. The police are searching for the robber. Instructed for McKlnley Leavenworth, Kas.. March 9.—The Republican convention of the First Kan sas district today renominated Brederick for congress. The delegates to the na tional Republican convention were in structed for McKinley. The resolutions adopted declare for both gold a&d silver. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. TUESDAY MORNING* MARCH 10, 1896.-TWELVE PAGES. KENTUCKY COMPLICATIONS Increased by the Death of Sena tor Weissinger REPUBLICANS CONFIDENT Of Their Ability to Elect Their Candi. date, St. Jobn Boyle The Dunlap-Kaiiiman Conleit Today Is Ex pected to Result In the Unseating ot the Democrat-Populist Votes Associated Press Special Wire. Frankfort, Ky„ March B.—For the sec ond time death lias added to the complex ity of a senatorial contest that has en- I grossed public interest in this state for two I months and has attracted wide attention throughout the country. The death of Senator Rose! Weisstngor today removes, besides a distinguished member of the Louisville bar. one cf the most active and energetic figures in the sonatorial fight; a man who bad within the past few weeks defeated Dr. Hunter, the Republican I nominee, and successfully baffled every I attempt of the followers of Senator Black | bum to secure the election of that leader. ! The exact political effect of the event of I today cannot be determined, but tonight ! an election seems more remote than ever. The Republicans now have sixty-eight | members of the legislature and the Demo erats sixty-seven, with a probability of the | support of tie two Populist membeis as ; long as Blackburn is their nominee. Tailing ! into consideration the announced deter \ minaiion of the Republicans to force a vote in the house tomorrow on the Duolop- Kaufman contest for the purpose of un seating Kaufman I Democrat), the key to the situation aeems te be the attitude of Lieutenant-Governor Worthington, who presides at the joint session, will take upon the question of a quorum, if he holds to the decision he ia said to have announced when a vacancy was caused by the death of Representative Wilson, that sev i enty shall constitute a quo'tun jof the joint session, the Republicans, I even by seating Dunlop, can count upon ; only tIW votes, and the Democrats, with the 1 two I'opuhsts, will have the same number, so that either party may break a quorum jat will and prevent an election. If he 1 takes the position that since the death of ■ ttonator Weissinger tiil members consti | title a quorum, the election of St. John i Boyle of Louisville can be accomplished ;by tbe Republican* if they seat Dunlop ' and give the caucus nominee the whole party strength. This Beaalon will expire before a successor to Mr. Weissinger can 1 be elected. It is utmost certain that tomorrow a 1 vote will be taken m the Dunlop-Kaufman | case, and that Kaufman, the Democratic j ineinbor, will be unseated. Whether tho j Democratic senators retaliate or not the j Republicans assert the election of Mr. I lioyie is a certainty. I Tiio Democrats bay tbey will go into | joint session until an attempt to unseat [Kaufman is made. Beyond that tbe poli tics of the situation cannot be foretold. At today's joint session there waa no attempt to tied. Tho death of Mr. Weissinger hav ing been announced before I'J oclock, it was agreed between the leaders that tho proceedings be Confined to a formal ballot to till ttie rcqulrerhedtfl of trie law, hut one vote being cast for the nominee of each j a 'ty, aft »r which no quorum was an nounced ami ttie session adjourned. Afterward both houses reconvened and appointed committees to tfcke 01 propriate notion upon the death of Mr. Weissinger. The adoption of the resolutions drawn up by these committees was followed in both branches by adjournment, Walsslnzer'fl Last Words Cincinnati, March it.-A Commercial Gazette special from Frankfort, Ky., cays: The last words of Senator Weissinger. as spoken to his colleague, Senator Vlolett, and reported by that senator, were: "Vio lett, stand firm, stand firm; never vote lor Blackburn and free silver." Richard W. Knott, editor of the Louis vllie Post, said in substance: "Senator Weissenger's friends, who stood out wilh him, along with those who thouaht as he did hut deserted him, owe it to themselves, to their country and to the cause, to take good heed that these who malizned him and worried him to the grave shall not profit by his untimely death."' Brief funeral services were held over his body lats this evening at the home of Mrs. W. T. Scott. At !):S0 a. m. tomorrow the body will be escorted by committees on a special train to Louisville. One striking incident in the joint session was the proposition of .Speaker Blanford to exclude from the joint session all but members and journalists, "in order," he said, "to prevent a repetition of last Sat urday's intimidation of sound-money Dem ocrats." Before the echo of his laat words died away Senator Violott was on his feet. Ho said, with emphasis: "No 4 sir,Mr. Speaker, they do not intimidate us; they only tried it, but did not succeed." tiding (or White Hat Moi'f.sto, March !•.—This afternoon SheritT I'urvis swore to a complaint against White Hat McCarthy and son, charging them with willfully and feloniously failing to provide necessary sustenance for the starving horses at Caty's ranch, this county. The sheriff will leave for San Francisco tomorrow to make the arreets. McCarthy has notilled many times of the condition of his horses, and last Thurs day District Attorney Fulkerth wrote Mc- Carthy threatening him with arrest if some relief was not immediately given. The letter was not answered. A Sham Butter Suit. WatertowK, N. 5T.1 March 9.—General Hancock, through Mullin, Griffin & Wal ker of this city, has instituted an action against Armour & Co., of Chicago to re cover penalties amounting to ¥370,000 for alleged violation of the state law in selling oleomargarine in different sections throughout the state during the past six or seven years. This suit is the outcome of the attempts made by Commissioner of Agriculture P. G. Shraub to suppress the sale of oleomargarine since he assumed office. The First Reception WASHINGtON, March o.— The president held his first tri-weekly reception to the public at tho White House today, after a suspension of nearly two years. About 200 persons took advantage of the oppor tunity to shake hands with the president. He Wants His Money San Francisco, March o.—Henry E. Os terfeld will tomorrow file a suit against the Wells-Fargo Express company to re cover t IVmo aa a reward for information he gave which led to the arrest of Harms, the tramp who found the money hidden by Brady and his companion. Osterfeld cays the company agreed to pay him a quarter of any amount that should be recovered, but instead gave him only $100. He says that, to the best of his information and belief, the company recovered $30,000 from Harms, and tie therefore sues to recover a quarter of the money. MANITOBA SCHOOLS An Indication Thst the Government Will Re cede Front Coercion Ottawa, Ont., March 9,—The Manitoba school question assumed a new and inter esting phase today when Sir Charles Tup j per arose in the house of commons and j read a telegram from Premier Greenway jof Manitoba to .Sir Donald Smith, who re i contly visited Winnipeg upon a mission of i peace. Creenway's telegram was in reply j to one from Sir Donald, and read: "WiNNii-Ko, March 2.—Your telegram : has received most careful consideration by I myself and colleagues, and while fully ap- I predating all you say, it is quite clear to ! us that we can only proceed to < Ittawa for : the purpose of holding a conference on the I official information of the Dominion gov j ernment. I fully appreciate your very i kind offices in this matter." riir Charles Tupper added : "In view of the assurances that the | government of Mauitaha is willing to have i a conference, the Dominion government ! proposes, so soon as the second reading of the remedial bill is carried, to have a con ference with Mr. Greeuway's government, i with the views of arriving at a settlement iof this question on terms that will be sat- I isfactory to this government and the min ority of Manitoba, but in the meantime to proceed with the question before the house I as previously arranged." A triumphant shout went up from the ! liberal side of the house,for the statement I was regarded as the government's first i ; retrogressive step since entering upon its 1 | coercive poiicy. ZELAYA busy I The Nicaraguan Rebellion Is Not Yet Fully Suppressed Managua, Nicaragua (via Galveston), | March !).—(Copyrighted, 1 Him, by the As j aociated Press. I—-President Zelaya, Minis , ler Ramirez and the mditary stalT, John | Bailer, secretary of the I nited States lega ; lion: the agent here of the Maritime Canal j company of Nicaragua, Mr. Werzer, the : correspondent of the Associated Press, and j other newspaper men visited the battle ! field of Nagarote today and were present |at a review of the troops. Five thousand I men were inspected by President Zelaya, , who made a speech to the soldiers, which ■ was enthusiastically received. The president afterward conferred high : honors on tho officers who distinguished j themselves in the recent battle, and mi i spected the catnp and lines of defense for | the next battle with the Leonists. It is possible that no further advance will be made until the 'roopu from Honduras are in a position to assist the troops of Nic aragua. Acting President Baca of the rebel army ; has sent a protest to all the Central Amer ican republics against the action of Hondu ras in aiding the government, of Nicaragua to suppress tho rebellion of the Leo nists. MEXICO THREATENED 1 "So ta" Tercsi de Cabora Will Incite a j Vsqill Reb.-llion NoG ALES, March It.—A telegram received by Collector Webb from Marshal Meade, j dated Tucson, March 7, states that advices ' have been received from Washington by : Mende, that Lacro Aguirri and Flores I Chapa with, Santa-Teresa de Cabora are j headed for the Mexican lino from San I Jose, Graham county, with 000 followers for tho purpose of inciting a rebellion against the Mexican government. The telegram requests Collector Webb !to instruct all his men to be jon the guard for Ihe insurgents, as lit is supposed they will cross the line be j twecn Nogales and Bisbee, Santa Teresa lis said to have great power over tho ignor ; ant and superstitious Yaquis, who look i upon her as a saint with supernatural powers, and it is said that a thousand of I them would follow her orders against the government. Aguirro was formerly editor !of El Independiente at this pbee. Chapa is also a newspaper man of ability and formerly conducted a newspaper in El [ Paso, lie was with Garcia a couple of years ago in the Rio Grande liasco. Confessed to Murder SACRAMENTO, March o.—Simon lUton, tho Russian arrested for the murder of two Japanese on the Rutter ranch, made a con fession to an old Chinaman employed on the ranch. Raton applied for work on the ranch last Wednesday and when he asked what wages he would receive the Chinam in told him $laday. Raton then said he had killed two Japs a few days ago aid got their money. The Chinaman was frightened and did not tell the story until Raton was arrested. The I man Incident London, March o.—lt is slated here to day that in view of the discussion of the Venezuela question going on at Washing ton between the British ambassador, Sir Julian I'auncefote. and the Venezuelan minister, Senor Andrade, and possibly Secretary Oiney, the ITruan incident, the arrest of a British police inspector and the hauling down of the British Hag in the dis puted territory may first be disposed of. The Dead and Wounded St. LOOTS, March 9.—Three men are dead and one more is not expected to live as the result of last night's collision on the St. Louis and Kirkwood electric road. Fifty more are mora or less injured. Gen eral Manager Houseman states positively the entire blame rests with I. H. Aiken, the motorman of the east bound car, who was so seriously injured that he died. Holmes' Death Warrant PaILADELPHIA, March 0. — The death warrant was read to H. H. Holmes, the murderer of B. F. Pltzel. today by Sheriff Clement. Holmes remained perfectly cool during the reading and appeared less con cerned than did the shcrilT. Holmes ex pressed himself willing to die. A Train and a Horse At 10 oclock last night a passing train at Commercial street struck a horse which was drawing a hack, breaking the animal's shoulder. An officer shot the horse to end his misery. The hack driver and his fare escaped injury. Viewing the Dead St. LOCH, March P.—All day streams of people filed through the heavily draped portals of the old cathedral to view there mains of Archbishop Kenrick. Fully 15,000 people passed by the coffin yester day, and fully as many more took a last look at the dead prelate today. Railway Inspection 6t. Petersburg, March 10.—Mr. Pang born, president of the American commis sion to inspect Siberian railways, is about to start for Central Asia and the Caucasus, to study the railway systems. A charge to keep I have, My bo iZD to glorify; A small, protected class to save And lax you till I die. DEPOSITORS WILL BE PAID Commercial and Savings Bank of San Jose Closed The Failure Is Due to Inability to Collect Well Secured Loans—Assets Are Large SvnJose, March o.—The Commercial ! Savings bank of this city closed its doors this morning. A notice on the door stated : that the directors deemed it advisable to ' liquidate. Depositors, it is said, will be J paid in full. Tho capital stock of the | bank is $1,000,000; paid up, $100,000; surplus, $255,000. R D. Murphy, one of the directirs, last : week gave a trust deed of valuable prop erty to Donahue, Kelly & Co.. and an ab- I solute deed to another portion to Charles Fox. He also mortgaged a ranch near Mountain View for 130(000. Tho bank is one of the oldest hanking in j slittilions in the city. The directors in an i nouncing the suspension say the assets are largely in excess of liabilities and In the j judgment of the offlc?rs the demands of j all depositors and creditors will ho paid in J full. The announcement caused consider ' ableexcitement and a crowd gathered in i front of the bank. The depositors dis ! played no fear and other batiks o* the city i showed no evidence of a run. There is a ! general feeing filet the hank will p-\y dol i lar for dollir. One 'Of the directors of the | bank said the hank would probably re ; open in thirty days with a new man at its | head. '1 ho cause of suspension was tho j fact that the hank had a number cf large ! loans out and could not get borrowers to i pay up. These loans are are all good, Tho hank loaned the Shasta Lumber company $1 SO.OOO but has good security lor the amount The last statement to the hank com ] missioned! showed liabilities and assets i amounting to $1,333,000. Among the I resources of the hank are loans on real I estate amounting to $323,000, Loans on j personal security and overdrafts, $058, --! 0.10; real estate taken for debt, $72,000; money on hand, $30,215; dus from banks I and hankers, $04,000. Among the liabili ties are: Paid up capital, $300,000; re ! serve fund, $204,000; due depositors, I $739,000; due banks,s 10,000; city money :on deposit, $400; other liabilities, $3000. I The directors cf the bank and their hold ings of stock are as follows. H. H. Alvord, 300 shares; J. \V. Kindlay. 73; L, Lion, sit; B. D. Murphy. 082; J. W. By land. 27; Jacob Kich, 20; J. W. Ilea, 20 1; Ed Will iams, 500; L. A. Whltehurat. 250. The market value of real estate taken for debt is placed at $85,000. A MYSTERY EXPLAINED The Chicago Double Murder a Cafe of ilere Laziness | Chicago, March !>.—Late this afternoon Mrs, Camming* of 318 Fourteenth street | identified the dead iuuy or we man found lin a barrel yesterday, with tho corpse of an infant, as that of her husband. He had been an inmate of the poor house for two years. The police have abandoned the theory of murder, it being known that the mutilation was done by medical students. After Cutnmings tiied in the poor house the death was advertised in lite usual man ner, but he had gone to tho institute under an assumed name, and the body was not : claimed, it was then, according tocus : torn, sent to a hospital, the Harding m-tli cal hospital being the recipient. The stu- I dents finished their work with it and an | expressman was odd to take it away. He was ton lazy to tury it anil dumped it I where it was foil nil. Regarding the body of the infant, the hospital authorities say that some time ago jan unknown man called at the hospital, ' saying that he bail the body of a baby ] which he would donate to the hospital. A hoy was s tit with tho man and bicught ■ back the body. It was also given to tie expressman to be buried with that of Cum mings. Tho police tonight found tho man who 1 gave the infant's body to the hosoit.il. His name is John McDonald, and alter he proved that the child was his legitimate sen and hail died from natural causes, he was released. AN AMERICAN ARMY Propused Episcopalian Organization Alonj >.i!\ Jti o Arittv Lines, i New YORK, March o.—For a long time j men prominent in the affairs of the Kpiseo- I pal church, especially those interested in I missionary work, have bean watching close ly the operations of the Salvation army. I with a view of forming another organi/a --\ tion on similar lines, to be known as the ] American Church army. Such an organization has proven wonder ! fully successful. As a possible result more I or less direct of the trouble in the Salvation I army, the forming of the church army may j be hastened, but diere is no livelihood that I Balltugton Booth will be identified with j the new otganization. Twice within the recent history of the church, beginnings have been made in the direction of organ- McKINLEY'S HYMN But while my boom I nurse. ilofi grant the boon I beg: O'tis ihat fatal Hoodoo curse Shall never pull my leg. izing an American Church army. One of i these movements was started several years ogo in Detroit, Mich., by Rev. J. H. John son, now bishoo-elect of Los Angeles. It had its hands of music and all the accom paniments of "army" work, but was aban doned after a time. A second movement of the kind is now in successful operation in Pittsburgh. Pa., having been founded by .lames H. Make welk, a lawyer and member of the Brother hood of St. Andrew in that city. The or ganization is called the Church army, and maintains the Brotherhood Mission for men, while on account of its influence a branch mission has been opened for women, i DURRANI'S CASE Long Delay Before the Final Decision—The Prisoner's Occupation San Francisco, March '.).— On April 6th next a year will have passed since the mur der of lilaneho Lamont, and yet Theodore Durrant, who was convicted of her murder last November, is still in the county jail waiting the dual action of the state su preme court in the case. Immediately after Durrant'* conviction an appeal was taken, but the case has not yet been pre sented to the supreme court, owing to a re , quest for additional time made by both , I sides. The last postponement took place ! j a week ago, when the prosecution was > I grantetl twenty diva in which to file a bill of exceptions. At the end of this time it is believed the case will he presented to tho supreme court, but a decision is not 'ex pec-ted for several mouths. Durrant was j sentenced to ho hanged on February -Ist, but tho slow manner in which justice is meted out to murderers in this state makes it probable that he will not meet his death niueh bel »re tho close of this year. Mean- ! white the prisoner is spending his time in i the county jail mucii the same as the rest j of the inmates, tie has few visitors and • devotes most of his time to reading and I writing. He has written a history of his ] life ami lately ho is said to have begun the study of law. SUTRO NOT SCARED Possible Prosecution lor Sending Defamatory Mall Matter San Francisco, March 9.—The local authorities are awaiting instructions from ! Washington before entering proceedings against Mayor Sutro for sending defaraa- j tory matter through the mails. The envoi* opes addressed to congressmen and bear ing the Inscription "CoUis 13.I 3 . Huntington would not steal a red hot stove" are to be made a basis of the complaint. I'nited j States lustrict Attorney Foote and Postal Inspector Erwin had a long consultation | about the matter today. Mr. Foote is of j the opinion that the case against the mayor is a clear one. Mayor Sutro on the other other hand is not at all alarmed. "The whole matter is a high-handed pro ceeding/* he said. "I think it was primar ily Instigated by the octopus. If I am ar rested 1 suppose I will have to submit, the same as any other citizen, but until I am arrested I do not propose to move in the matter. I have not as yet even consulted my attorney. Ido not think my statement about Mr. Huntington is wrong or should j be retracted, for it is true. He would not steal a red-hot stove, for he could not re- ! move it.'" The Drdlbund Is Solid Berlin*. March 9.—The Nord Deutache Allifemeine Xeitimg declares that the Afri can defeat cannot influence the position of Italy in tho dreibund. "Kulers like Emperor William and Francis Joseph."' tlie article proceeds, could not think at a moment when an ally lasosorelv tried of raising the question of whether they should remain loyal to her. English papers are talking of tho disruption of the dreibund, and they ap pear to desire to foment discord on tho continent* Recent experience tends to show that it is alt over with England's ays tern of profiting by European imbroglios/ A Paintcra' Strike San Francisco, March o,—Eight hun dred painters went out on a strike here to day. They w ant an increase of 50 cents a day, making their wages $:! instead of $ii.6o< Tlte strike was ordered by the painter* 1 union and was decided upon sev eral davj airo. The hois painters say that they were not notified of the demand* of tbe strikers and say that they will try to get alontf without them* 1 is pair! that there are 000 non-union painters in tho city. enough to carry on the work on hand. A general strike among thebui ding trades is fear* d, as tho plasterer*, carpenters and plumber* are said to be in sympathy with the painter*. "tore rtcKiniey D.ilegat:* Toledo, <•., March o.—The eongres ■ional convention today unanimously re nominated J. U, Southard for congress from the Ninth district, and elected two delegates to the St. Louis convention, in structed for MeKmley, M.. Southard, the nominee for congress, is a prontiueiU young uttot my of this city. \n Acid Abolitionist CUCVaXANO, March I).—Dr. W. H. Little, one of tho moat weal.dy citizens of Cleve land, died this morninir, aged MO Before the war Dr. Little was ranked as one of Ohio's most noted abolitionists. CITY PRICH. PER SINGLE COPY, * CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, g CENTS THE BRITISH BLUE BOOK The Venezuelan Commission Re* ceives the Documents OF EXCEEDING INTEREST As Reproductions of Quaint and Ancleot Drawings But They Contain No Information Which was Not Hitherto at the Command of the Commissioners Associated Press SDecial Wire Washington, March o.—Tho" Wue~bo6l on the subject of the Venezuelan bound ary, published hy the British government, has reached Washington, and advanced copies are now in possession of the British ambassador and the state department. There are in reality two volumes, one of about 450 pages of text and another con taining about a dozen charts. The sub stance of the former has been well set out in the abstract of the volumes sent by cable by the Associated Tress from Lon> don. As to the charts, they are exceedingly in teresting to the cartograpfiist by reason of the fidelity with which these quaim draw ings of the old geographers and explorers are reproduced in color, but as far as new matter is concerned they area distinct dis appointment and our Venezuelan commis sion is in possession of all of the data con tained in the charts, thanks to their sys tematic effort to collect all of the informa tion obtainable by their own exertions. A significant feature of the charts thus furnished from British sources is that one and all appear to define the limits of Dutch settlements almost entirely to the) east of the I'omaron river, and to show that up to the close of the last century the only settlement in the neighborhood of that river was one on the east bank and established by the Spanish Capu chins. Notes From Caracas. New York, March 10.—A dispatch tot the World from Caracas says: A cable dispatch from Paris says that a British fleet will arrive at Curacoa next Wednes day. The Venezuelan government declines to to give any information regarding the Mriush demand for indemnity for the llruan incident. ENGLISH TRADE English Producers Mope to Hold the Colonial Trade LONDON, March 0, —The Times says in roply to the Empire Trade league's me morial in favor of denouncing the clause in the commercial treaties with Germany and Belgium which prevents the British colonies from levying a lighter duty on British than on foreign goods: i Lord Salisbury has written to Col. How ard Vincent that he is in thorough accord with Mr. Chamberlain on the importance of securing the trade of ihe colonies for British producers. While England would never again agree to such inconvenient stipulations, he Bays, he is not prepared to give notice of the ter mination of these otherwise valuable treat ies until a definite scheme is produced of fering such probabilities of an increased trade within the empire as to fully com pensate for the risk involved. The council of the league has decided to submit Lord Salisbury's letter to the col onnial governments with a view to secur ing definite proposals. Short of Funds Springfield. Mass.* March 9.—The Al bion Paper company of Holyoke is tem porarily embarressed and today a large amount of its paper went to protest. The officials of the company, which has been regarded as one of me most stable in the country, conlirm the story of its difficulties but say that with leniency on the part of its creditors they will be able to tide over the stress. Their liabilities are between $500,000 and 11,000,000. The assets of the company* bo it is officially stated* are sufficient to pay creditors 100 cents on the dollar. Serenaded Him Sachamento, March 9.—Thomas Fox, news of whose appointment as postmaster was received today, was serenaded by m band at his house, and a great crowd as sembled to extend congratulations. THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH-Congressional procacdings; thd senate listens lo Mr. Hale's argument against tlio rooognUlon of tho Cubans a* belligerents; the house considers District of Columbia affairs....The Cuban insurree tlon continues to bring forth reports of re peated defeats "f the insurgents but no di iniuuiion of activity Kentucky senate* rial question further complicated by iv% dentil of Senator Weisinger; Republican** claim to bj contident Of success Tbe Hritish blue book on the Venezuela dispute in the hands of the commlssloners... tiuod races at inglestde; the iudoor"orcla show proves popular; I porting notes Kail-.ic of tho Commercial and Batinga bank of Ban Jose . .fr'anta Monica; road making ...Anaheim; notes abou*. town San Bernardino; a citizen i-nowed i.p..., I Pomona; the jury's verdict; note* .. Uiv erside;court notes....Ventura; a Sunday j closing law proposed ...Pasadena; council meeting; Judge We d's oration; uou-parti ! pan nominations. j AROUND TOWN—Yesterday in the council; j tamest cession in over a year .. Adventista ; are objei :iing; they claim that antisnnda? j public work Is unconstitutional Maple ! aveuue sewer protests to be disposed of this morning ...Governor Budd at the Throop Institute and later in tho city The work of the police during the month of February. ... Figuring oh j rcfln sriea: what a prod ucer thin ks of | the distilling process... pleas tor Mrs. Dv- I Bols; patrons want a school principal re - I taiued The heulth committee of tho mm 101 board flies a report.... V minus duni vlvamus; the Jonathan dun welcomes ita many friends John Craig must h'ing; Judge Smith sustained Frank Lowrey j on trial . A precocious quartet captured tit the Richmond house A lodging house on I.os Angoi.es street entered and robbed j Frederick CzarsLe; the victimjuf a knite thrust dcud. WHERE YOU MAY GO TODAY j Oiit';u.r>i—At Bp. m.; Vaudeville, ■ Bcubank -At Bp. m.; Baby* Los Angeles Theater -At b p.m.; The Old Lime Kiln. sntmis Tabernacle—At 8 p. sa.; Anton Bchott concert.