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scription price of The Herald by mail, if paid in advance, will be— $5.00 a Year VOL. XLV. NO. 160 THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS CUBAN DISCUSSION GIVES PLACE TO CRITICISM OF OFFICIALS Aarcasm Is Indulged In by Senators st the Expense ol Secretary Smith and ths President—The House Debstes ths Cen sure of Bayard Associated Presi Special Wire. Washington, March 18.—Owing to the indisposition of Mr. Mills of Texas, who had the floor on the subject, the Cuban debate was not continued today. An animated controversy arose over the resolution of Mr. Cannon (R„ Utah), di recting Secretary Smith to execute the law for the public opening of the Uncompaghre Indian reservation, in Utah. Mr. Gordon responded that after confer ence with Secretary Smith he had learned that vast mineral wealth, particularly asphalt, existed on those lands. The secretary was desirous of protecting tlie government against rapacious persons aud corporations, seeking to control these valuable deposits, the secretary felt that the government ought to tecelve some benefit either by royalty or otherwise, so that the public might receive the benefits, Instead of giving them to some great cor poration. He followed in a sharp criticism of the secretary of the Interior for failing to exe cute the law. Mr. Vest followed ir, criti cism of the secretary's course. "There was a time," said Mr. Vest, •'when a cabinet officer who violated a law would be brought before the bar "f this senate. "This reservation," said the senator, "contained the greatest beds of asphaltnm In existence—sufficient to Biipply this country for centuries. A law was passed directing the opening of the lands, but the secretary of the interior nullified it. It was nullified on the excuse that congress did not know what it was about. The sec retary's course was in behalf of rich invest ois, who were the < nly ones who could bid on a public auction of the lands. "I am sorry to say," said Mr. Vest, "but there there seems to be a disposition on the part of the present administration to treat the western people as if they were in a condition of pupil, that they did not know their own rights and interests, and that they must be informed ex-cathedra from the east in regard to what is best for them and what should be i' "ie for them. ;'ven the president of the Cited States, lately on a missionary occasion (laughter), spoke of the west as the land ov immorali ty and crime. He stood within the ghastly light of the hellholes of the rurasellers cf Mew York blazing upon him, r,t«d cantingly said home missions must be used to civi lize and Christianize the men who have left tiieir homes in the civilised east and gone out among tlie mountains and val leys of the wild and woolly west (laugh, ter). "Our president stood, with Rev. Dr. Tal mage on one side and tlie Rev. Sheldon Jackson on the other, and gave us a new version of that blessed missionary hymn Which we have heard so often in our child hood: '•From Montana's sinful mountains, From I'iah's wicked plains, They call us to deliver Our laud from error's chains." There was long and loud laughter as Mr. Vest repeated the lines in tones of intense sarcasm. "We are told," continued the senator, "by high ecclesiastical authority that bis excellency has lately laid down bis homage at the feet of Jesus. lam glad to know it. It has been the general impression of tlie Democratic party that the mugwumps and incense burners bare got all those honors and intend to keep them. 1 have got re spect for the Christian religion and mis sions at home and abroad, but, >!.". Presi dent, it is a slander upon the men who, <ith rifle in one hand and an ax in the ocr, 'er, have gone out and blazed the path way of civilization in those western wilds. I am a western man: I went to Missouri when it was frontier, iv sight of the Indian and buffalo. I have lived there nearly lit'ty years and 1 say to our president now that if he will interrupt limiting ducks in North Carolina and silver Democrats iv Ken tucky long enough to come out we will show him a God fearing and respecting, law-abiding people; we will show him churches in which there is real and unaf fected piety. But I don't rise for the pur pose of again criticizing this administra tion. 1 rise to say most emphatically that this habit of secretaries or members of the cabinet of deliberately trampling upon the laws of congr iss and refusing to carry them out have gone to an extent that demands immediate notice at the hands of the legis lative part of the government." I here was another loud and long dem onstration on the floor and in ttie galleries as Mr. Vest closed. At 2 ocloek Mr. Cannon's resolution was temporarily laid aside and the Dupont case was taken up, Mt. Thurston addressing the senate in behalf of Mr. Dupont. Tho following bills were passed: For the relief of Bottlers on the Northern Pa cific railroad indemnity lands in Minne sota: amending the laws as to fees and costs in circuit courts of appeals; amend ing the practice as to habeas corpus cases in circuit courts of appeals; for tho recon struction of Hock T sland bridges; authoriz ing the secretary of war to issue Springfield rifles to state troops in exchange for an equal number of arms; authorizing the leasing of lands for educational purposes in Arizona; authorizing the secretary of the navy to purchase lands opposite the Gasport navy yard at a cost not exceeding $1 oi 1,0110 ; fixing die salaries of the chief justice and associate justices of the court of claims at $6,500 and amending the act relating to the Choctaw lauds; providing for the disposition of certain property now in the hands of tho receiver of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; grant ing to California five per cent of the pro ceeds of the sales of public lauds in that state; authorizing the committee on Indian affairs to visit Indian reservations, schools, etc. At 5:50 p. m. the senate went into ex ecutive session and shortly afterward ad journed. IN THE HOUSE Fervid Oratory Regarding ths Censure of Ambassador Bayard The house today entered upon the con sideration of the resolutions censuring Mr Ha yard for speeches delivered by him be fore ttie grammar school at Boston. Eng land, and before the Edinburgh, Scotland, Philosophical Insti.ution last fall. The galleries were crowded to overflowing. Even the diplomatic gallery contained a number ot members of the diplomatic corps and their wives. With the exception of tne speech of Mr. Cousins cf lowa, how tver, the oratory of the occasion was dis ppointing. Mr. Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, and Mr. McCreary, who was chairman of the committee in the last con grass, opened respectively for aud ugainst the resolutions. Mr. Draper (Kepublican) of Massachusetts announced Ilis inability to bring himself to vote for the resolutions of censure. Mr. Cousins' speech in support of the resolutions was the feature of the proceed ings. He won for himself the highest dis tinction as an orator. His bursts of elo quence, set off by a keen and penetrating wit, aroused the house and the galleries to Unbounded enthusiasm. Mr. Dinsmore (Democrat) of Arkansas, Who was minister to Corea during the former Cleveland administration, in clos ing the debate of tlie day, commended the utterances of Mr. Bayard as to the effect of protection, and, to the great delight of the Democrats, read extracts from Senator Chandler's interview aliening that the Mc- Kinley boomers were levying on tbe pro tected industries. The debate will con clude tomorrow. In opening his speech in favor of the adoption of the resolution, Mr. Hitt re viewed the speeches delivered by Mr. Bay ard. The one at Edinburgh, delivered two days after the November election, he characterized as "a political diatribe.'' Mr. Bayard's auditors, he said, had that day read election returns, no doubt with great regret, and it was to a sympathetic foreign audience that he delivered his pas sionate address. That speech called at tention again to the speech previously de livered at Boston, describing the Ameri cans as a violent people. "That," he sairl, "was the case upon which the committee on foreign affairs re ported their resolutions of censure." At first, he said, it had been hoped that it would be found ou examination that the Edinburgh speech was simply an academic address, but il was not so. Tho words re ferred to his own country and bore upon parties and political issues here. "Mr. Bayard's sincerity, the tru'h or falsity of the sentiment be uttered, have nothing to do with the question." Mr. Hitt here read some extracts from the London press commenting on Mr. Bayard's speech. The London Times, he said, in a curious fit of flattery and con tempt, had asked what would be thought of Sir Julian Pauncefote if he should de liver in the United States a passionate speech in favor of home rule, and had said that such speeches as Mr. Bayard's would not bo delivered by a European diplomat? Mr. Hitt referred to the manner in which the presidential influence bad beon used to drive reluctant members into voting for tlie resolutions of the last congress censur ing Minister Stevens. In conclusion he urged the propriety and duty of the adop tion of the resolutions. Mr. McCreary (D., Ky.) followed Mr. Hitt, in opposition to the resolutions. At the outset he called attention to Mr. Hitt's error in saying the Edinburgh speech was delivered just after tlie last congressional elections. The last congressional elections occurred in November, 18114. This speech was delivered in November, 18!>o. In declaring his opposition to the resolu tions -f censure McCreary said that they were unprecedented in congressional his tory. The proposed action of the house was an invasion of the rights and authority of the president of the United Slates, and if the speeches of Mr. Bayard referred to in the resolutions required action by the executive, he was sure the latter would do his duty at the proper time. There was. however, one case, Mr. Mc- Creary said, where tbe acts of a diplomatic officer had been condemned by the house and that was of a prominent Kepublican, Hon. Robert Schenck, the minister of Great Britain, whose conduct in connec tion with tho Emma silver mine was inves tigated by a committee of the house and resolutions reported condemning his ac tion. Mr. Schenck was also made conspic uous while representing the United States at the court of St, James by the address which he wrote on the subject of poker playing*, but there was no effort made to censure him for it. Mr, Bayard was not tho first diplomatic officer representing the United States who had been assailed by his political opponents while representing his country in England, and a vote of cen sure now, "prompted by prejudice and partisanship," will not, he said, hurt Mr. Bayard. The purpose was too well under stood. It might prove a garland of dis tinction and open the way to him for high offices and greater lienors. The people of this country know that Thomas F. Bayard has proved himself a patriotic, a stales msnlike and a faithful public servant, and the people were behind him in his opposi tion to protections and trusts in far greater numbers than they are behind those who sought to condemn and censure him. It was perfectly clear to his mind that the real gravamen of "this attack" against Mr. Bayard was the reference to "protec tion" in the Edinburgh speech. The ques tion of so-called protection, McCreary de clared, was a living, important, absorbing question which was engaging the attention of the civilized world. It was natural, therefore, in a comprehensive address to educators and students, that Mr. Bayard should give his views on protection. Mr. Draper, Republican of Massachu setts, a member of the committee, in a few words explained his position against the resolutions of censure. This was not, he thought, a time for sensationalism. We had trouble enough, s e thought, present and prospective, in ot foreign relations, without censuring on. chief diplomatic representative. He agreed that Mr. Bay ard's utterances were hardly proper, but did not think they merited such harsh action. The last resolution deprecating partisan ship by diplomatic representatives he thought entirely proper, and therefore asked that the resolutions be divided and a separate vote had on each. Mr. Cousins. Kepublican of lowa, also a member oi the committee, supported the resolutions, "This deliberate and unexampled breach of diplomatic etiquette," said Cousins, "this ungrateful, unprovoked and unbe coming insult to tho majority of the people of America: to the distinguished living, and to her honored dead, by one who bore their confidence, their mission and cre dentials, must not be left unchallenged, since it is entered in the annate of our diplomatic history." Mr. Bayard, he declared, toadied to Ihe Cobden chili and to the school of Manches ter and to his own prejudice, and told Great Britain that protection in America had banished men of independent mind and character from its councils, when he knew that the list of its illustrious advo cates, beginning with the distinguished names of Washington and Madison and Franklin, had never ceased to grow where tiie progress marked the way, until it had recorded in tho register of independent minds and fame the names of Clay, of Jackson antl of Webster, of Lincoln and of Grant, of Garfield, of Randall and of Blame, and he know that almost on the very day he utiered that indictment, the list of independent minds that champion the doctrine of protection in America had grown to the greatest and most significant majority that spoke their independence at a popular election in this country. He knew when he uttered that libel on the memory of the great statesman of Amer ica, that if you should blot out the list of names that identify the doctrine of protec tian in our history, you would leave it a dreary desert, as insignificant and barren of achievement as Diaraeli's grandfather's chapter of events that never took place. But last of all our ambassador confides to Edinburgh the startling news that pro tection in America "dangerously depletes the treasury." Why, Mr. Speaker, every one in Edinburgh knows tnat the cham pions of protection look tlie treasury of the United .States when there was rothing in it but a Democratic free trade vacuum and filled it with gold and silver coin. It took tho credit of the republic, sunken into disgrace iv tho hands of the Demo crats, and made it as good as the moneyed powers oMiurope; so good that Wendell Phillips declared that our funds sold as well in Europe as English consols, and that the universal union could borrow money as cheaply as Great Britain. And, from the time the party of protection took the treasury there was never a deficiency for twenty-five successive years, until the black raven of free trade perched again above our treasury door ana hooted: "Surplus, surplus, nevermore." No, Mr. Speaker, our ambassador to Great Britain has not only violated the regulations of his commission, not only Continued on Second ragei | THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 1896. THE CAMPAIGN UP THE NILE FRANCE PEARS HER OBJECTION WILL BE TAKEN TOO SERIOUSLY Tho Populsr Clsmor For Even More Decisive Measures Rouses l iars ol tha Hostility ol England and the Drelbund—Troops Advance From Cairo Associated Press Special Wire Paris, March IS.—The French govern ment gives evidence tonight that the an nouncement by Berlhelot yesterday as to the remonstrance he had offered against the Egyptian campaign up the Nile in a con versation with the Marquis of Ihifforin, has been taken much more seriously than they were prepared for. The outbreak of approval from the French press and people and the popular c'nmor for even more decisive measures o v protest seem tn have alarmed the government and awakened an apprehension that they are being precipi tated into a position of hostility to the plan of Great Britain, hacked by the approval of the dreibund. which might entail the gravest consequences. The enthusiasm awakened in France in fact, seems to enter more into apprehensions of tlie French ministers than the irritation abroad. As a consequence steps have been taken to dull a little the seemingly sharp edge of the communication made to the Britisli ambassador by M. Berlhelot, the minister of foreign affairs. The following explana tion with i's distinct tones of deprecation, is made semi-offlcially tonight: "Yesterday's no'e was merely a short and rapidly drafted summary of tbe objec tions which France found it necessary to formulate in view of the unexpected and sudden decision of Great Britain. France also intended unequivocally to intimate that she did not intend to ignore the matter. But this in nowise implied a hostile attitude. Omthe contrary they think, in view of the mutual friendly relations, frank and out spoken language will contribute to the re moval of misunderstandings. The interview between M. Betthelot and the Marquis of Dufferin was one of the friendliest character. It was pointed out that it was incumbent upon the guard ians of the Egyptian fund to ascertain the necessity for an action entailing large out lays and that it was preferable that the at titude to be taken should be defined at the outset,instead of being left in doubt." The Figaro says: Great Britain's atti tude is an outrage upon Europe and is vir tually a breach of faith. Tlie marquis of Salisbury is more deeply committed than he wished through the action of Baron Cromer (the British diplomatic agent to Egypt) who, by sending a small firceup the Nile, instead of sending 20,000 men necessary to capture Dongola, hopes for a reverse which will invo've the sending of reinforcements of British troops to the front and the consequent prolonging of the occupation of Egypt by the British troops. The Gat-lois remarks: llussia is in ac cord with France, and Germany will also be on their side as soon as the Kalian in terests are removed from the question and the affair becomes purely English, The Eclaire expresses the opinion that the interview between M. Berthelot and the marquis of Dufferin, "proves that France is not disposed to encourage a policy which does not sufficiently respect French interests in Egypt and she has many reasons for objecting to Great Britain engaging in a great adventure which she considers of value and whicli is disquieting Ihe European chancellors." The Matin asserts that the British expe dition up the Nile is "proof that Great Britain is linding difficulty in defending the policy she would like to maintain in spite of the opposition of Europe." "Continuing, the Matin says: "In refus ing to allow the Egyptian funds to be ex pended on an expedition by which England alone would benetlt, France has placed the latter country in an awkward position and one from which she cannot escape." On top of the last mentioned question, however, came a dispatch from Berlin this morning saying that the North German Gazette announces that Great Britain has asked the powers sharing in the control of the Egyptian debt administration to allow her to use a portion of the reserve fund to defray the cost of the expedition to Don gola, which at present is estimated to only amount to £2,000,000 and that Ger many, having ascertained that her accept ance of the proposal would accord with the views of the other governments forming the dreibund, particularly the Italian cabi net, has instructed the German commis sion of the public debt at Cairo accord ingly. This, of course, places Great Britain be fore the world as being again supported by Germany and must tend to upset the cal culations of the statesmen here who have, in spite of the recent conferences at Ber lin, been bugging themselves with the be lief that the estrangement between the kaiser and Great Britain, growing out of the Transvaal incident, was so deeply rooted that there was a probability of an alliance between Germany, France and Russia against Great Britain, particularly in regard to the hitter's colonial policy in Africa. For them, the North German Ga zette's announcement, if true, must prove a rude awakening to the realities of the situation which has grown out of the terri ble defeat of the Italian army at Adowa and that subsequent solidification of tbe dreibund at Berlin. There is, however, another feature in the game being played between tha powers at the present moment. Advices received here from Rome today say that French and Russian agents are actively intriguing therein efforts to detach Italy from the droibund. It is asserted that these agents have spent a great deal of money in order to assist iv bringing about the overthrow of Signor Crispi, the late premier, who was known to be a staunch adherent of the dreibund, and incidentally to help the accession to power of the mar quis di Rudini, who is reported to be luke warm toward the dreibund. These agents are now said to be doing everything pos sible to influence the Italian cabinet to ef fect a change in its foreign policy which would detach Italy from her allies. But even the most sanguine politicians of the French capital doubt if anything will be accomplished in this direction, especially after the honor bestowed upon King Mene lik by the czar and the clear evidence in the possession of the Italian government that French and Russian agents have for a long time past been actively and contin ually assisting the Abyssinians with ad vice and furnishing them with improved arms and ammunition. if Italy detaches herself from the drei bund she must do so before May G of the present year, on whicli dny notice muat be given by any power desiring to withdraw from the dreibund: otherwise the "bond of the three powers" condones for another six years. A special dispatch from Rome says that it iB reported there that Emperor William j desires a modification of the dreibund ] which would enable Germany to come to an understanding with Russia in regard to the Balkans. But as the Balkan question was one of the most important factors in bringing about the formation of the drei bund the Rome dispatch iB not much con sidered here. Germany would most likely lind herself supported by Austria and Hal,, and sympathized with by Great Britain in any action she might think herself com pelled to take in the settlement of the Balkan question. DANUERLINE REACHED Paris, March 18.—The government and people of France are beginning to realize THE PROTECTIONIST CHEF "Ths professional fat-fryers are said to be at work among the manufacturers railing funds to float the flcKinley boom."—New York Journal. that the recent conferences at Berlin be tween the Austrian minister and foreign affairs. Count Goluchowski, the Italian ambassadore at Berlin. Count Lanza di Busca, and the imperial chancellor. Prince Hohenlone, under tbe auspices of Emperor William of Germany and with Great Brit ain a party to 'die understanding arrived at, had more significance than was gener ally admitted by the press or public at that time. The re-arrangement of the dreibund with Great Britain as an active instead of a silent partner in the arrangements, was evidently only the first step in the direction of attempting to make alterations in the map of Africa, wilh the conservative sup port of the dreibund, this being looked upon as being the price agreed upon with Great Britain for tbe latter's support of Italy and incidentally of the dreibund. But behind the scenery so carefully ar ranged at Berlin, there ia, it is believed by i be government and the press here, a great deal going on regarding which explanations must be promptly furnished by Great Britain or serious trouble may follow. In fact, if the Toulon correspondent of the Figaro is to be believed, matters have al ready reached such a dangerous stage that orders are expected at any moment for th French Levant squadron to proceed t Egyptian waters. DERVISHES ADVANCING Rome, March 18. —The Popolo Romano has a dispatch from Massowah which says tlie Dervishes are within two hours' march of Cassala and are awaiting Osman Dig na's arrival before attacking. Communi cation wilh Adigrat has been cut off. Gen. Baldissera's endeavors to restore negotia tions with tbe Abyssinian Negus con tinue. CAIBALA EVACUATED London, March 18.—The Timeß says: A rumor was current in London last even ing that the Italians had evacuated Cas sala on Saturday. We believe the report is correct. THE FORWARD MOVEMENT Cairo, March 18.—The khedlve today witnessed the departure of the Egyptian battalion for the front. He bade a cordial farewell to the officers of the battalion. The reserves are arriving at Cairo nnd the Soudanese battalions are forming. Colonel Hunter, with a strong advance guild, will proceed immediately to Akashen, which will be strongly fortified. The Arab Anglophobe press violently attacks the ex pedition and accuses Lord Salisbury and Mr. Curzon, who made the statement of the purpose of the expedition in the house of commons. WIRE WAIFS Martin L. Sweet, banker, lumberman, grain dealer and manufacturer and farmer of Grand Rapids, Mich., has assigned. Liabilities are about $175,000. The as sets are largely in excess of that amount. Tlie complete returns of Monday night's Republican primaries in New York were not tabulated until last night. They indi cate that Governor Morton will have al most a solid delegation to the St. Louis convention. The Maryland Republican state commit tee met at Baltimore last night and fixed upon Baltimore as the place and April 22d as the time for holding the Republican state convention for the selection of presi dential electors and delegates at large to the national convention. The Wisconsin Republican state conven tion, held at Milwaukee yesterday, was the most enthusiastic political gathering ever held in that city. The platform de clares for protection, reciprocity and "hon est money." A resolution was adopted in structing the delegates for McKinley. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts was burned in effigy by the Russian Nihilistic club at Chicago last evening. The action of the club is evidence of the feeling aroused by the recont discussion in con gress on the question of immigration and particularly by tbe remarks of Senator Lodge. A special from Washington, D. C, to a Chicago paper says the members of the Venezuelan boundary commission have informally concluded that Great Britain's case is untenable and that Venezuela's claim is a just one. Unless some new facia come to light this will be the nature of their decision. The North Carolina Republican state ex ecutive committee yesterday decided to call the state convention to meet at Ra leigh May It. A committee of live was named to confer with the Populists with a view to fusion and report to the Repub lican State convention. Chairman Helton, James H. Young, H. E. Grant, Senator Pritchard and Thomas Settle were named as the committee. At the Cedar mining camp, sixty miles south of Kiiwman, Ariz., yesterday, the body of an unknown man was found in an old, abandoned mine shaft. The body was nude, with a leather belt around the waist and a pair of new shoes on the feet. The body was badly decomposed. The skull was fractured in two places. There is strong suspicion that the man was mur dered and thrown into the shaft. Murderer Tnscot Rich Tacoma, Wash., March 18.—A Ledger special from Port Townsend says it is be lieved there that Tascot, the youthful mur derer of Millionaire Snell of Chicago in 1887, went to Alaska in the spring of 1888 and hired an Indian guide to take him to the S'tikon. where he worked a rich claim. The story is that he took out quite a large sum, became very popular witii the miners and in 18f)2 went to San Francisco, whence he is supposed to have gono to Australia. "Rev." Scott Pleads Oulltv Oakland, March 18.—"Rev." H. C. Scuit, who was recently arrested •in Los Angeles on a charge of misdemeanor em bezzlement, today pleaded guilty and was given the full limit of the law, six months' imprisonment. GEN. WEYLER IS SURPRISED AT CHARGES MADE AGAINST HIM IN THE UNITED STATES Ths Normal Development ol ths Wsr Is Stopped by tho Attitude of Congress—Ac cessions to tho Insurgent Raoke—Specu lation Regarding the Hawktna Associated Tress soecial Wire. Madrid, March 18.—In an Interview with General Weyler, published here, the captain general is quoted as expressing surprise at the charges made against him in the United States, "in view of his great prudence pending the settlement of the question of belligerency." General Weyler is also credited with having said the attitude of congress stops the normal development of tbe war. Con tinuing, the interview states that Weyler says that numbers of persons are joining the insurgents from all parts of Cuba and from the capital, because they hope they will be recognized as belligerents. The Spanish soldiers, the captain general is said to have added, are fighting heroically and it is impossible to ask them to do more. In conclusion Weyler is said to have re lated that he is confident of the eventual success of the Spanish cause, but' the con tradictory demands of prudence and ex treme measures, combined with the diffi culties arising from the question of bellig erency and the elections," may compel him to resign. TUE HAWKINS ( ASK New York, March 18.—The Herald this morning says: The Spanish detectives en gaged in keeping watch on the movements of tbe Cubans in this country were very much exercised last night over the report tfiat the steamer Hawkins did not sink on the morning of January 28th, >ut that she made her way to tbe island, landed her cargo and is now laid up at one of the Florida keys. The story took two forms. One was that tbe Hawkins carried a double crew. Both crews were well paid, one to serve until the steamer returned to port and the other to be discharged in small boats about five miles from tbe New Jersey coast. The vessel left port Saturday night and by Tuesday night she had gotten no further than Barneg.at Point. As an ordinary ves sel could make this distance in much less time, suspicion was at once aroused. ihe detectives argue that the Hawkins was merely along the coast waiting for a storm. The storm broke on Monday night and on Tuesday morning the crew left the ship iv small boats, taking a good many of the paesengnrs with them. The detectives say that at the time the Cubans knew their intended movements were known to the United States and the Spanish authorities in this country. They knew that the cruisers Raleigh and Mont gomery, under command of Admiral Bunce, were watching for them outside, assisted by the revenue cutters Morrill, McLean and Colfax. It was necessary, they say, to take some desperate measures to make it appear that the Hawkins had not gone to Cuba, and this means was adopted. Ueneral Garcia was the only man of con sequence rescued, and. the detectives say, that was done in order to allay their suspi cions further. Besides, they say Garcia can do more good in thie country at the present time than he can in Cuba. More over, the detectives say that the Hawkins had on board twice as many men as she could carry to Cuba, and it was absolutely necessary to dispose of some of them en route. Another version of the story on which the detectives are working is that the Hawkins is actually at the bottom of the ocean, hav ing boen Belittled by tho Cubans after her cargo had been transferred to another ves sel. I hey do not take up this theory with any degree of activity, however, as they are inclined to think she actually made her landing in Cuba. They believe Bhe went to the north and east of the island and then made her way to tho Florida keys, where she is waiting for an expedition. INSURGENT SUPPLIES Washington, March 18. -The secretary of the Cuban legation here, Mr. vueaada, has received a telegram announcing tbe safe arrival in Cuba of Gen. E'.nque Col lazo. with anna and ammunition. Thta the Cuban officials here regard as a serious blow to Spain, for they say with Collazo went a number of distinguished veterans, among whom is Brigadier General Pedro Vaaquez. The expedition had more than 1000 rilles and 1,000,000 rounds of cart ridges. THE SOLDIERS' DRESS Booth Describes tlie Uniform ol God's American Volunteers NEW Yokk, March 18.—The uniforms to be worn by God's American Volunteers have been decided upon by Commander and Mrs. Ballington Booth, Tbe dresses of the women will be made of seal brown cashmere. The skirt will be made per fectly plain, of Biicb length that it will just clear tlie ground. The waist of the uniform will be a light lilting Norfolk jacket with three box pleats down the front antl three down the back. The head gear of the women wilt be a poke bonnet. As compared with the Salvation Army bounds, they are shorter behind and they do not cover tbe earn. The style for spring and summer will be brown straw, trimmed with brown satin ribbons. The men's uni form will be almost exactly like that of tbe United Stales army. The trousers will be light blue and tlie blouse dark blue. The blouses of the officers will have stand ing collars. The collars of the privates ON AND AFTER APRIL IST THE HER ALD will be delivered by carrier in Los Angeles and surrounding towns for— 50 Cents per flonth blouses will be like the collars ol ordinary coats. Upon the collars will be embroid ered the letters of G. A. V. A slouch, hat for the officers and a fatigue cap for tbe soldiers I aye been talked of, but not de cided upon. THE RACES AT INGLESIDE A Tremendous Crowd anthers to Sea Very Good R.clng San Francisco, March 18.—An enor mous crowd witnessed the races this after noon at Ingleside. It was ladles' day, and the last day at this track for two weeks. The weather was first class, while the track was very fair, considering the recent spell of wet weather. The three-quarter mile handicap proved to be a sensational race. George Miller, Mobalasca and Sam Leake finished so close together that it was very difficult to separate them under tlie wire. Mobalasca gained tlie verdict by a nose, with George Miller a nose in front of Sam Leake. Georgo Miller was the favorite and was played heavily to win. Dan lionig's crack. Magnet, who has been in tbe stable for several months, started today. The opening price against him was 7 to 10, but for some inexplicable reason his price drifted to 7to 1. He won in the easiest kind of style, beating a good field. Three favorites, two second and two third choices were the winners. Summaries: Four and a half furlongs—Rowena B won, Dura second. Jane Andrews third; time, O:B7H< Six furlongs—Schnitz won. Walter J. sec ond, Tobey third; time, 1:17. Six furlongs—Mobalasca won. George M.ller second, Sam Leake third; time, Mile and a quarter, five hurdles—Hello won, Bassanio second, Nellie G. third; time, 2:23%. '•even furlongs — Derfargilla won, Ca brillo second, Dungarven third; time, 1:30. Seven furlongs—Magnet won, Benham second, Boreas third; time, 1:30 X. Six furlongs—Charm won. Artist second, Olive third; lime. I:ltil<a'. Corbett (lust Apologize London, March 18.—The Associated Press lias received a communication which officially sets at rest the claim that the National Sporting club has offered a purse for a fight between Corbett and Fitzsim mons. The fact of such a claim was first brought to public attention here by the news cabled from the United States that Corbett had signed tlie articles of agree ment for a contest before the National Sporting club. When it was first denied that any offer had been made for such a contest, and the report of the denial was cabled to the Associated Press, the claim of authority for arranging such a contest was reiterated by the representativesjof well known sport ing papers here and in the United States. The following communication speaks for itself: "National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, Maich 18, 1800. "To the Associated Press: "With reference to Corbett-Fitzsimmons, I beg to state I never offered a purse nor authorized any pers n lo do so, for a con test between the above borers. "If the time should come when the men are matched, and unconditional apologies are rendered, this club will be prepared to make an offer, but not until then. All other statements contrary to this are abso lutely false. (Signed) "Fleming, "Secretary and Manager."' FOILED ROBBERS Two Ofiicere Wounded and One Robber Thought to Be Killed Tit. i he, March 10.—An attempt was made to hold up train No. 19 between Goshen and Tages' Switch, this morning, but failed on account of one of the would be robbers going back on the scheme and officers of the intended hold-up. It is presumed his partner did not know this and went ahead and stopped the train on which were several officers. Un der Sheriff Earl Daggett and Constable Reed of Keedley were on the engine, and they opened fire upon the robber as soon as he came Into sight, as he came over the ! back of the tender as the train was run ning ai full speed. He returned the tire, one bullet striking Daggett and piercing the pleural cavity, making a serious wound. Reed was hit in the shoul der, but was not seriously wounded. The olficers say they are confident that they killed the robber or fatally wounded him, as Daggett fired a double charge from a shotgun full in bis face, and when the train arrived here a large quantity of blood was found on the tender. As tlie train did not stop until reaching here it is not known whether the robber was killed or not. Dag gett is lying in the hotel here, being at tended by physicians, while Reed was able to go home on tbe north-bound train. SOME STATE NOTES The Black Oaks group of five mining claims in Toulumne county hae been sold to an eastern syndicate for $100,000. Frank Mallory, the absconding assistant secretary of the Sutter club, at Sacramen to, can throw money to the dogs in Yoko hama or wherever he pleas' s in Japan. Colonel Dan M. Burns has telegraphed from Mexico that he has struck the richest j body of ore yet encountered in his Cande- I laria mine. The ore runs 30 per cent gold jto 70 per cent silver, and is similar in ap- I penrnnee. characteristics and chemical j properties to the Comstock minerals. Myrtle Costello, whose mysterious disap pearance from her home at Santa Cruz last week caused officers of tlie San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to search for her, unexpectedly returned today. She says she went to Sac ramento to visit friends. It was not until last Sunday that she snw in the newspa- , I pers comments on her disappearance. ! This afternoon Governor Hudd received i a message from Secretary of State Olney, ! stating that the offense with which Mallory is charged ia not nn extraditable i one under the treaty. Mallory is j known to have sailed for Yoko hama. Three indictments would have ! met him had he been brought back, for I the embezzlement of money belonging to the Sutter club, to W. R. Ormsby and Ira t Robie, aggregating $2000. j NOTES FROM OVER THE SEA Dispatches say serious disturbances are I made daily at Beyrout. Tt is added 15,000 1 armed Christians paraded ttie streets, j warning Moslems to be ready to protect i themselves. At tho trial yesterday, at Pretoria, of the ! members of the Johannesburg reform com i mittee, an employe of the "Slroraerjaok" I mine testified to seeing arms nnd Maxim i guns unloaded from oil tanks. He esti i mates that three hundred cases of lilies and twenty-four Maxims were received. At yesterday's session of the committee jon adulteration of food, at London, T. H. Elliott, secretary of the board of agricul | lure, testified that among the samples of ! food examined by the government ftfty ] one came from the United .-tates and thirty ; from Canada, not one of whicli was adnl | tcrated. Germany made the worst show ing, adulteration having been found iv thirty-seven out of 101 samples examined. It is understood at London that Senor Andrade. the Venezuelan minister at Washington, has decided to n cognize the Uruan incident as a separate question, and good hopes are expressed that his entonto will lead to an agreement upon a j for a settlement of the boundary dispute Iby direct negotiations between I'• reat Bri- I tain and Venezuela. It is regarded as certain that tbe United States will cor- > dlally support such an agreement. CITY PRICE, PER SINdL" COPY, 3 CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 5 CENTS THE BILL IS AGREED UPON UNDER WHICH NICARAGUA CANAL CO* STRUCTION WILL BE PUSHED. Government Ownership Being Thought lass practicable at Present, Government Con. trolla Provided For—The Bill Will dot* the Commerce Committee Today. Associated Press Special Wire, Washington, Maroh 18.—The Nicaragua, canal bill to be pushed in the house was) agreed upon today by the special commit, tee which has for several weeks wrestles! with the many schemes introduced. Mr. Mahon of Pennsylvahia is th* author of the plan which meets the viwws of the committee, for the bill adopted la one introduced by him at the beginning; ot the session and but two amendments wart made to it. Government control, with possible ownership by the United States is) tho future is the vital principle of the MIL Government ownership at present was thought impossible. It was thought by Mahon and some of the members of tha) committee that Nicaragua and Costa Rica might consent to ownership by the United States but several years—Mr. Mahon says not less than six years—will be required to secure tbe necessary legislation from them. The bill provides for the reorganization of the Maritime Canal company, the pay ment of all its debts so that a satisfactory settlement shall be presented to the secre tary of the treasury, the selection of. t> hoard of directora, ten of them named by the United Mates, eight by the canal com* pany nnd one each by Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The issue of bonds mayy no) exceed $100,000,000, with in teres/ at S per cent, the bonds to be guaranteed by the United States and redeemed at th* pleasure of the government. In consider ation for its guarantee of the bonds th* United States is to be given the stock of the company to any amount equal to the bond* issued. The amount of stock to be given thsj canal company ill payment for the expen diture and work which it lias put upon the canal is not to e:tceed $7,000,000. Four millions of stock, is to be issued to th* Nicaraguan government and $1,500,000 to Costa Rica. The bonds are to he secured by a first mortgage for the United State* drawn by the attorney-general. They ar* only to he issued asi they are needed for th* work of building the canal—flo.ooo.ooo to be advanced at the beginning—and the) stock is to be issued in correspond ing amounts. Out of its net earnings the company is to pay, first, the interest of its bonded debt, then a dividend on the stock not to exceed 5 per cent, and the halanre, if any, to go into a sinking fund for the payment of principal and interest on tlie llrst mortgage. Tbe canal is to be built by three engineers of tlie United States army. The changes made in the original bill increase the amounts of bonds permitted to be issued from seventy to one hundred millions, and the amount of stock to be given the exist ing company frorr four and one-half mil lions to seven. The bill will be presented to the committee on commerce on Friday for its approval. THE VALLEY ROAD The Sixth Assessment Called for -Good Prog, reas in Construction San Francisco, Marcli 18.—A sixth as sessment of 10 per cent has been called for on the total subscribed capital stock of $2,445,500 of the San Francisco A San Joaquin Valley railroad. This was decided upon at a meeting of the directors this afternoon. The fifth assessment of 10 per cent has just been paid in without a single delinquency. The new assessment will be delinquent after April 20 next and on May 4 next all stock on which the payments have not been paid wil Ibe advertised for sale. It is not anticipated, however, that there will be any delinquent subscribers from now on. The Cotton brothers were awarded tha contract for the superstructure of the Mer ced river bridge. This is tbe same firm which is now building 130 flatcars for th* company, and it expects to begin deliver ing them to the road next month. All of J the cars will be completed by July next, in time for the company to handle this sea ! son's valley wheat shipments to tidewater. The deed from Archbishop Kiordan to the Valley Kailroad Company of the block of land in Stockton known as the convent \ block, which is to be the depot site, was i placed on record yesterday. This trans | action closes the deals that the Stockton business men promised to make for the Valley road, and all of tho land promised has been deeded to the company. There is a small sum to be raised to pay off a claim against one tract, but the amount is only $1100, and the Commercial Associa tion hopes to close up the matter this month. SOME FRICTION Dr. Brown's Church Receives the Report ef the Council San Francisco, March 18'—Rev. C. O. Brown met his congregation tonight, and the report of the council which tried the pastor of the First Congregational church was read and received. Judge Advocate Woodhams of the council led the meeting in prayer, and a resolution thanking the I council for its labors was adopted. Dr. I Brown also thanked tho council, but d*> \ nied that it had the right to paes on his conduct in the case of the young lady who charged him with intimidatiou. He said that the aliened intimidation tea ! days after the council had been called. ! The smoothness of the meeting was sud ! denly marred when a member of the i Cnurch named James offered a significant j resolution—that "the interests of this church and congregation will be best I served by a pastor whose name and repu ! taiion have never been called in ques i tion." I Immediately there was a buzz of excite- I ment, and the noise hecarae so great that |an attempt was made to clear the room of | strangers. Dr. Brown's friends rallied to his side and tlie resolution was tabled in definitely. Tne meeting then adjourned. The Dsily Strike PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 18.—Consider able excitement was created here today over the discovery of fabulously rich gold ore twelve miles south of town. Frank Wright, an old Utah and Colorado pros pector, was the discoverer, and samples of ■ ore brought to town by him today will go j away up in the thousands in gold. The discovery is in an old district and near the ] Senator mine, but aside from the latter mine very few claims in the district have been opened up to any extent. The Omaha Exposition Omaha, Neb,, March is. Acting under instructions of the city council. Mayor Uroatch is sending letters to ">OO mayors of cities in the transinississippi valley ask ing them to present the matter to the councils of their respective municipalities, urging the adoption of resolutions favoring the exposition that is lo he held in Omaha duiing the summer of 18!'8. A Flour Combine Milwaukee, Wis., March 18.—Theconv bination of ilcur millers in the northwest has gone int > idled, and as a result of the formal organisation of tlie combination (lour advanced slightly. FX-ery large mill in the northwestern territory or spring wheat district except two in Milwaukee is said to be a member of the combination.