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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 163.
IN THE QUEEN'S DOMINIONS COMPLICATIONS OROWINO OUT OP THE PROPOSED SOUDAN CAMPAIGN Prance Dailm an Opportunity to Climb Down —The Mehdls are Ferocious and Skjlllul Fighters and Their Reduction Will Not be a Picnic Associated Fren Soeclal Wire. London, March 21.—(Copyrighted, 1898, by the Associated Press).—France, it is generally believed here, is burning her fingers with the Egyptian question. The French government, it is asaerted, ex pected the co-operation of Germany, but round she had been anticipated by Great Britain, as the marquis of Salisbury as sured himself that he had tbe support of Emperor William in the matter, and the latter is said to have informed the British premier that Great Britain could rely upon the support of Germany and Austria if she aided Italy. The marquis of Salisbury, it appears, had not consulted with the Congo Free State authorities before announcing she government's decision. France conse rfwintlv found herself confronted with a plan Fully prearranged, and, it is stated, she new shows a disposition to "climb down" from tbe attitude she assume ! when the government issued its note of Wednesday last, saying that the proposed advance up the Nile was a great surprise to the: govei nrnent of France, and would serve to embitter the anti-English feeling in that country at a time when a better understanding was promised, and adding that Great Britain's explanation that the advance is necessary to tho interest of Egypt is viewed with sarcasm in Franco. The wording of this note is now saddled on the premier, M. Bourgeois, who, it is as set ted, issued it without consulting the rest of the ministers. The opposition in France to the use of tbe Egyptian reserve fund to defray the expenses of the expedi tion does not avail, for, as the British tinder-secretary of state for foreign alfairs, Mr. Curzcu, expressed in the house of commons yesterday, there are two funds controlled by the Egyptian debt commis sion. One of these, the larger fund, is derived from a conversion of the Egyptian debt, and it requires the unanimous, con sent of the powers to authorise the expen diture of the whole or any part of it. But the second reserve fund, amounting to about $ 12,500,000, can be used with the content of a majority of the committee, and Great Britain has a majority of the committee on her side, even if France and Russia refuse their consent, for the ap proval of Germany, Austria and Italy to the use of the reserve fund has already been obtained. Then again, French newspapers argue that Egypt has no right to repel the der vishes, taking the ground that if she does so they will be driven south and may dis turb the French, Belgian and German pos sessions in Central Africa. Such an argu ment, naturally, does not carry much weight here, and the British newspapers ret irt that everybody must protect him self. In spite of the bold front put upon the matter here, there is no denying that there is a feeling in Great Britain that the Nile expedition is likely to turn out to be some thing in the nature of disturbing a hornets' nest, and the support of Italy, in case mat ters assume a serious aspect, is problem atical. A Russian traveler, Ezliffe, who is thor oughly familiar with the situation, esti mates that the forces at the disposal of the Mahdi number about 300,000 men, ot whom 40,000 are beggars, all trained and disciplined. The Mahdi is said to have 500,000 rifles, but it is said they are as a rule of obsolete character, and that only 20,000 Remingtons, which form a part of his store of arms, are serviceable. So far ac artillery is concerned, it is not believed he* has moro than the guns captured upon the occasion of the defeat of Hicks Pasha, but it is intimated that, like King Menelik of Abyssinia, the Mahdi has been secretly purchasing arms and ammunition for somo time past, and it may be found that hia troops are quite as well armed as those of the Kegus and that the capture of the Soudan will not be accomplished without the expenditure of much blood and treas ure, Rttd that tho end will not be attained without drawing largely upon the British- Indian troops, as well as upon the British troops now in England. In fact, the more the matter is looked into the more serious the outlook appears, and anything in the* shape of a picnic or walkover need not be antici pated. The Mahdis, as is well known, can tight with terrible determination, skill and ferocity, and they can endure hardships beneath which the best European troops would speedily succumb. The Mahdi's chief lieutenants are Cheruf and Vahldie show. The Khalifa's flag is black, Cheruf's ii gvoen, indicating that he is a direct de scendant of the Prophet Mahomet, and Vahidieshow's is red. Much interest is manifested in legal and other circles iv tho bill introduced at the .nstanoe of the lord chancellor by Lord Sal sbtiry, for the suppression of indecent evi lence. This measure was read for the econd time in the house of lords yester 'ay. By its provisions a. judge is empowered D order evidence which he thinks will be a-ejudicial to the public morals not to be luhlished. Th 3 lord chief justice, Baron Russell of iv.llowcen, is known to be opposed to the bill, and it is quoted the master of tho rolls, Baron Esher, president of the divorce court, is of the opinion that the law is al ready strong enough and if the proposed measure becomes a law it will practically establish a censorship of the press. LordGlenesk, proprietor of the Morning Post, contended that the tendency of the press was quite against the publication of such details and asserted that he had read more offensive things in recent novels than had ever been found in the newspap ?rs. Although the bill had been read for the second time in the house of lords, it is doubtful if it will be adopted by the house of commons. The Field continues its opposition to the presence of a Yale crew at the Henley re gatta, and prints a letter urging the most stringent inquiry into the amateur stand ing of the members of that crew who in tend lo take part in the races at Henley, "without being desired to do no," as the writer says, and suggesting the passage of a rule excluding all foreign crews from participation in the annual regatta at Hen- Another letter to the Field contends that raising money by public subscription, as lias been done in tho United States, preju dices the status of the members of the Yale orew as amateurs. Mr. Richard Crokor's horses have not been doing well in training, and they have been scratched for the events for which they were entered for the Lincoln cup. United States Ambassador Bayard re fused to see newspaper men today, declar ing he had nothing to say on the subject of his censure by the house of representa tives, He mailed several long dispatches to Secretary Olney. The ambassador has arranged to leave town this afternoon, ac companied by Mrs. Bayard, on a visit to Lord Amherst at Seven Oaks. Regarding the direct negotiations on the Venezuelan question, said to be in pro gress, it is stated the governments are en deavoring to ascertain the exact legal definition of settlers' right apart from the claims of mere squatters. A Satisfactory Trial PHn-ADELPHiA, March 21.—The big bat tleship Massachusetts has had her prelim $5.00 a Year by Mall inary or builder's trial and acquitted her self nobly, making a speed of fifteen and six-tenths knots an hour. If the vessel does as well as this on her official trial, and Edwin S. Cramp thinks she will do even better, she will win a premium of $50,000 for her builders, as her contract calls for fifteen knots an hour. Ihe trial took place yesterday morning fifteen miles off the New Jersey coast between Five Fathom bank and the Fenwick Island shoals, a distance of eleven miles. The huge fighter made a round trip between these points and her speed did not vary a knot in the run either may. The engines averaged 128 revolutions to the minute and tbe vessel drew about 24 feet of water. Mr. Cramp said the steamship behaved admirably despite the rough weather, roll ing very little. The Cramp company will notify the government at once of the Massachusetts' successful trial. She will be ready for her official trial in about a month. HAS A PRECEDENT Venezuela Refuses Clearance to a British Vessel—lndemnity Demanded New York, March 22.—A special to the World from Bridgetown, Barbadoes, West Indies, says: An iron mine in Venezuela on the sou* them bank of the Corosimo river, one of the affluents of the Orinoco, is owned by a London syndicate. In the in terests of tbe owner George Turnbull of Boston visited this island chartered tbe British schooner New Day of St. Johns, N. F„ Captain Baxter, and sailed from this port December 20 for Venezuela with 80 laborers and a miscel laneous cargo. Nothing further was heard of the New Day, and Captuin Baxter ar rived from Venezuela on one of the Uoyal Mail liners. He reports that the vessel finished discharging her cargo at Imataca January 20. Mr. Turnbull who had gone to Cuidad Bolivar with a customs officer to return the vessel, returned on the 19th, stating that the clearance had been obtained, but afterward recalled. Four armed Venezuelan soldiers came from Bolivar to inspect the goods landed and the manifest of the New Day, The mani fest was declared satisfactory, and the offi cers directed Captain Baxter to go to Bolivar to clear the vessel, the New Day arriving there January 28th. The captain requested to be cleared on the following day and was refused, the customs collector stating that ho had orders to seize the New Day, which he would not do, but await further instructions from Ca racas. Meantime Captain Baxter entered bis protest before the acting British con sul. Captain Baxter and his crew were taken before a court. No charge was made or fault found with his papers or action, yet clearance of the vessel continued to be withheld. On tbe advice of the act ing consul Captain Baxter then took pas sage for Barbadoes via Trinidad. He re ported to the governor, a telegram was immediately sent to the imperial authori ties in London and he was directed to re turn to Cuidad Bolivar and await the action of the British government. The cap tain left yesterday for 'Solivar. The H. M. H. Cordelia is preparing to sail. It is said she is ordered to Bolivar to demand the clearance of the New Day and indemnity for her detention. The gov ernment, it is believed, will follow the pre cedent set by the United States three years ago, when the Kearsarge was sent up the Orinoco to Cuidad, Bolivar, to Investigate alleged outrages by the Venezuela authori ties on the United States consul at that place. SILVER SENTIMENT Philadelphia Manufacturers Refuse to Ba Ro. garded as Silverites Phil a del rm a, March 21.—1n order to correct what they allege to be a false im pression growing out of the recent secret conference in Washington between silver men and Philadelphia manufacturers, three prominent members of the Manufac turers' club today addressed a let ter to Robert Horn, its president, requesting him to call a meeting of tbe club for the purpose of Informing the country of the real situation of the silver question in the organization. The letter is as follows: "Today's papers show that the capital which tho friends of free and unlimited coinage of silver are trying to make out of the W as)iim-ton visit of Philadelphia man ufacturers rest upon as unsound and frail a foundation as the whole structure|they are trying to erec "An erroneous impression has certainly been spreading over the country that our Philadelphia manufacturers are willing to concilia.c the silver senators by approving the free silver coinage in exchange for ad ditional protection, and has given new lite to the agitation for free silver. This im pression should be reviewed in the most pubiio and emphatic manner, and we re quest you to call a meeting of the Manu facturers' club to take action and express their opinion on free silver coinage. We desire to know the position of the club on this question. Yours respectfully, "John Converse. "Rudolph Blankenburo. "Joseph P. Truitt." THE CUBAN CAMPAIGN Spsln Pleased With senatorial Slowness. Reports of Battles New York, March 22.—A special to the World from Madrid says: The protracted debate in the Senate of the United States causes evident satisfaction in political and financial circles in Madrid. Several newspapers even augur now that the resolution recognizing Cuban belligerency will ultimately be defeated or abandoned. Satisfaction is also expressed over the recent decision of American courts against filibusters and the attitude of the American executive and other offi cers toward filibustering expeditions. There is much anti-American feeling, but it is suppressed, tbe public demonstra tions subsiding The government has succeeded in ob taining $30,000,000 from bankers in Spain for the Cuban war expenses. Havana, March 21.—Lieutenant-Colonel Francis, in operating against Cavajabos, province of Pinar del Rio, ban opened fire upon the insurgents' position and then charged with the bayonet and dislodged the enemy, who left fourteen killed and many wounded. The troops lost seven men killed and had three officers and for ty-four privates wounded. The troops commanded by Colonel Molina have captured an insurgent. The insurgent captured turned out to be an im portant prisoner, as he furnished the •Spanish officer with all the details of the filibustering expedition which lauded at Varudar, near Cardenas, « hero tho troops seized three boats loaded with arms and ammunition intended for the insurgents. A numerous band of insurgents under Garcia recently called upon the garrison of the village of Roquo, consisting of thirty men, to surrender. The troops made a gallant defense and repulsed the enemy with a loss of sixteen killed. One soldier was killed and five wounded. A Smelter Burned Pittsbl'ro, March 21. —A disastrous fire tonight in the smelting department of the copper works of the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing company at Natronia, caused a loss estimated at $1,000,000. The buildings -destroyed covered nearly four acres of ground. The output of ttiis plant was about 100,000 ounces of silver and 3,000,000 pounds of copper a month. All of the costly machinery and mechanical appliances were destroyed. Sixteen fur naces and fifty tanks are ruined. The buildings are gutted and will have to be re built. A number of loaded cars were con sumed. The insurance, it is believed, will cover the loss. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. SUNDAY MORNING* MARCH 22, 1896. —TWENTY-SIX PAGES. IN THE WORLD OF SPORT INTERNATIONAL REGATTA AT HENLEY ATTRACTS UNUSUAL ATTENTION Yale Men Will be Heartily Welcomed by English Competitors-Bay District Race goers aiven a Treat In tha Run tor tha McLaughlin Stakes Associated Press Special Wire. - Henley-on-the-Thames, March 21.— Unusual attention is centered upon this year's regatta, from the fact that more than ever it will partake of an inter national character. In addition to the entry of the Yale crew there are entries from rowing clubs from Holland, France and Germany. It is also hoped the fam ous Argonaut club of Toronto will again cross the Atlantic and compete. In con- I sequence, the officials are making prepV rations for what will undoubtedly be a record year. Mr. J. F. Cooper, secretary of the re gatta committee, said: "Nothing could have given the committee more satisfac tion than the entry of a crew from Yale. They are so well known to English athletes by reasonjof their contests that they will be welcomed with open arms. As yet the Yale men have made no arrangements for quarters. I can suggest nothing better than the same house, Underwood, which Cornell occupied last year. I would suggest that in addition to the eight-oared crew, that Yale enter a four-oared crew for the Stewards' cup. Tho Cornell men last year frequently ex pressed regret that tbey bad not entered for this race.. If Vale will bring fourteen men, a four-oared crew could be easily made up from her eight, and in addition, her substitutes could form a junior four oared crew and compete for the Wyfold. "There has been no important change in tho rules for this year. In fact the only change is that the time of entry for Dutch, French and German crews has been ex tended to June 1. This is allowed because the officers of these rowing associations assure tbe Henley officials that the crew so entered are simply amateurs and the officials take their word for it. Each of those associations will enter a crew for this summer. We are esuecially anxious to have the Argonaut club of Toronto again compete. A more gentlemanly crew or more thorough sportsmen never entered here. Mr. Thompson, of that crew, as sured me they would come again this year, and I sincerely hope tbey may." The general opinion of watermen is that the short, sharp stroke will not do for the Henley course. One of these, Jackson, the famous old waterman, who has seen all the contests for many years, said: "The Henley course is a difficult one. Although only a mile and five furlongs in length, it is all dead water, with no sus picion of a tide, and it takes an unusual amount of muscular strength to row over it. Old Oxford and Cambridge boating men say it does them up more completely than work on the longer course from i'ut ney to Mortlake, which has the advantage of a strong tide. Ido not think any crew can ever win here which' does not employ the long and even stroko. Take Cornell, for instance. This was the prettiest crew I ever saw in a boat. They sat straight and trim, one behind the other, like soldiers on parade; but their quick stroke pumped them out. Every one of tho other crews last year pulled a long and deep stroke."' In the town itaelf many preparations are being made for the forthcoming event. The hotels are being decorated and havo already arranged for the extra patronage which they will enjoy. Disappointed Pug» New York, March 21.—Thirty-five hun dred people gathered at the Grand Central palace to see what was expected to be a tlrst-class boxing show, and everyone was disgusted and disappointed. Kid McCoy and Jne Choyuski were to have boxed six rounds at catch weights, and four other bouts, three of six rounds and one of four, were scheduled for tho evening's enter tainment. Captain Pelaney, who had charge of the police arrangements, inter fered with the meeting and his efforts in that direction were loudly hissed by the spectators, who were chagrined at Ihe po lice captain for spoiling what would other wise havo proved a first-class show. ° Choyuski and McCoy, when they ap peared in the ring, were ready to box on their merits, and were as much disap pointed as tho spectators when Announcer Dunn stated that the police authorities would not allow the boxers to light on their merits. Referee Jimmy Carroll announced that ho would render no decision on account of the stand taken by the police. The men boxed four one-minute rounds amid deri sive cheers, groans and catcalls, and as soon as the first round was over Choyuski stepped to the middle of the ring and said: "Gentlemen: It is not the fault of either McCoy or myself that this state of affairs exists. I have always done my fighting in the ring and I cam© on here from Chicago to meet McCoy for six rounds, and our meeting was to be on its merits. While McCoy has kindly feelings towards trie, I can assure you that when I enter the ring all friendship ceases. I am sorry the po lice have interfered, but we will do the best we can." After the exhibition had been stopped at the end of the fourth round, McCoy said substantially the same as Choynski did, and it is quite possible that the men may be matched to meet at some of the well known clubs in the near future. Tbe preliminary bouts, four in number, THEY'VE NOT SAYING ANYTHING, BUT— were also cut short by the police. Solly Smith of Los Angeles got the decision over Jerry Barnett of this city after forty sec onds of fighting in the fifth round of the opening bout. Barnett was so far gone that the police ordered the referee to stop the light, and Smith was declared the win ner. Maurice Kagerstrom, the "Young Swede" of Providence, bested Charley Bannon of Jersey City in a four-round bout at catch weights. Paddy Purtell of Kansas City proved himself too good for Jim Butler of Brook lyn, and after the latter was floored with a right-hander on the head, the referee stopped the bout and awarded the honors to the western man. Time of third round forty-five seconds. Jimmy Handler of New York had such a decided advantage over Jack Murphy of Long Island City that the bout was stopped early in the second round by order of Cap tain Delaney, and Referee Carroll refused to give a decision. Racing at IngleslJe | San Francisco, March 21.—Those who attended the races at Bay District today wero given a rare treat from a rrcing standpoiut. The special event was the McLaughlin stakes, with $2500 added, tho distance being two miles and one-quarter. Service was conceded to havo the stake at his mercy and was the hottest kind of a favorite, with Pat Dunne's colt, l'epper, second choice. Pepner, who was very cleverly ridden by K. Cochran, had no difficulty in winning from Little Bob, an outsider. Service was most injudiciously piloted by Shields, an inexperienced rider, finishing fifty length behind tho field. The last race, a six-furlong event, was one of the best, if not the best race ot the meeting, such crack sprinters as Magnet, Bellicoso, George Miller and sister Mary coming together for the first time this sea son. Magnet, who was installed an even money favorite, clearly showed his superi ority by winning in a common canter from Ueorge Miller, who secured the place just as easily from Bellicoso. Four favorites, two second and one third choice were the winners. Tho weather was threatening and the track fairly good. There was a very large attendance. Sum mary: Six furlongs—Linville won, O'Fleta sec ond, Joe Hill third. Time 1:16%. Second race, one mile—Kamsin won. Rebellion second, Dare Dollar third. Time I:4rt'4. Two and one-quarter miles, the Mc- Laughlin stakes, handicap, value $2500 — Pepper won, Little Bob second, Fred Gard ner third. TimeH:s9K. SJSix furlongs—Waller J. won, Hermanita second, Arametta third; time. 1 :li>'j. Mile and a half, steeplechase — Hello won, Tom Clark second, The Lark third; time' :i:27'<j. Four furlongs — Dolore won. Scarbor ough second. Rienzi third; time. :50. Six furlongs—Magnet won, < ieorge Mill er second, Bellicoso third; time, 1:14!.,. ' The Olympian Athletes New York, March 21.—Four voting men from Princeton university and the four from the Boston Athletic association who go abroad to represent America at the Olympian games in Athens next month worn the recipients of a most en thusiastic demonstration upon the oc casion of their departure today. The Princeton team is composed of Captain R. tiarrett, who will compete in tho shot putting and weight throwing con tests; A. C. Tyler, the vaulter, and H. B. Jamieanti and P. A. Lane, runners. They will be managed by Mr. Noma. Tho bos ton team oonaista of Arthur Blake, tho long distance runner; Thomas K. llurko, sprinter; Kllery 11. Clarjc, running jumper and ell-round athlete, uirl T. P. Curtis, hurdler and sprinter. The Bostoniana will be managed by John Graham, the manager of the Boston Ath letic association. Bllllardists Arrive Nrw York, March 21.—Frank C.lyes, champion billiard player of the world, anil Albert Gamier, the French expert, arrived from Europe today on tho American liner Now York, accompanied by Maurice Daly. They were half through a tour of Etiro;>e when thov reeeiwl » flattering cHer fro II I'aly. They decided to givo up the Euro pean contests and return to America at once. Ths tournament will Include games In New York and Boston beginning at tin/A' ison Square gap.len concort hall Monday, Marcli KO. _____ A Noted Horse Sold Wichita, Kan., March 21.—Ashland Wilkes, the famous sire of John R. ('eniry, was sold here tiki iv to .I. F. Scott of Lex ington, Ky, for $10,000 caxh. Mr. Scott is tne man who developed the epred it: John R. Gentry and sold him a few weeks ago in New York for a good sum. Ashland goes to the Ratne ccutity in Kentucky where l'atchen Wilkes now Is. The Poil Tournament PITWBUEU, March 21.—The champion ship pool tourney for the championship of tho United States, between Clearwater of Pittsburg, and Kebab of Soranton, resulted tonight in a victory of the Piltshurger, by a score of 000 to 545. Nicaragua's War. Managua, Nicaragua, March 21, (via Galveston.)—The peace commit too has ar rived. It is composed of Vice President Don Prudencio Alfn.ro and G9n. Cauas, both of Salvador. They will consult Presi dent Zelaya and government leaders and then confer with the insurgents at Leon. If the terms can be agreed upon the war will soon terminate. If definite arrange ments cannot be made satisfactory to both sides, fighting may continue for two months and perhaps longer. No big bat tle, however, is expected during the peace negotiations. THE BOUNDARY COMMISSION. PROVIDED WITH DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT THE VENEZUELAN CLAIM. Tbs Secretary of the Commission Hakes Formal Denial ol the Report That a Con clusion Has Already Been Reached—Evi dence Is Not Yet In Hand. Associated Press Special Wire. ■Washington. March 21. — The latest mail from La Guayara contains the long expected addition to the case of Venezuela as it will be laid before the Venezuela boundary commission. The work was un dertaken at Caracas by a volunteer com mission whose services were accepted by the Venezuelan government and which col lected all the material accessible in Vene zuela hearing upon the boundary dispute. The matter so far collected was dispatched promptly by tho homo government to its minister here, Senor Andrade, and while the documents themselves are now in New York, the advance mail has brought to Washington a complete list of the papers comprised in the first installment. There are thirty-two copies of the original manuscript records in the lot, but these, after all, are of sec ondary importance in comparison with the large number of maps and charts that have been gathered to sustain the Venezuelan case. In the first lot of matter there are no less than sixty such maps, and, in addi tion, there are references to almost twico as many additional charts that may he readily obtained. This store of mater'al will be turned over to the Venezuela com mission as soon as it can he put in order. AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT Washington, March 21.—Mr. Milot- Provost, secretary of the Venezuelan com mission, today authorized the following statement: During tiie past week a report has been current that the committee had reached a decision with reference to the boundary question favorable to Venezuela. This having been denied, the rerort has been circulated in another form, and it is now asserted that while the commission as a body has reached no such conclusion the commissioners individually entertain the views referred to. "It must be evident to all that so long as anything remains to be examined and con sidered the commissioners are not in a po sition to pass an opinion respecting the merits of the controversy. As a matter of fact, neither the commission nor the indi vidual commissioners are as yet in posses sion of all the evidence. The papers pre sented by Venezuela are but a part of what has been promised. The blue book of the British government, while remarkably full and detniled, does not include all the documents which may be adduced- in sup port of its contentions. The commission has not and will not limit itself to tho con sideration of what those two governments may present; it has been engaged upon in dependent lines of inqu'ty and will con tinue to follow those, lilies until all its sources of information shall have been ex hausted. Then and not until then will it be in a position to form any opinion or to make any report." JOINED THE MAHATMAS The President of the Theasophlcal Society Fol lows rime. Bluvatsky New Yohk, March 21. — William Q. Judge of ihe Tbeoßophical society, died in this city today. Me has been since the death of Mme. Klavatsky the most promi nent theosophist in this country. He had been ailing more than two years and this morning he succumbed to an affection of tho lungs which change of climate had failed to cure. During his twenty years' work in spread ing the gospel of the theosophists and in terpreting the will of tho mahatmas, Mr. Judge became a well known figure in three continents, and his work under Mme. Bla vaLjky in Asia, Europe and America has attracted the attention of millions of peo ple. His labors in the m crest of the mys terious creed, however, had broken him down, and two years ago he was forced to ■sole rest. Mr. .1 tulge was one of the original mem bers of ihe first theosophist society in America. It was founded in this city Sep tember 7, 1875, with forty followers. Since then Ihe creed has spread exten sively. The object of the society was stated to bo to obtain knowledge of tho nature and attributes of the same power and of tho higher spirits by the aid of phys ical processes. Tho American headquarters are in Aryan hnll, and services ovor the body of Mr. Judge will bo held there at noon Monday. The present secretary, Mr. Claude Falls Wright, will probably act as the society's chiel until the next convention, which will be held in Chicago next month. The Lumber Trust San Francisco. March 21.—The Central Lumuer company, the corporation into which the lumber men of the coast have organized themselves into » gigantic trust, has opened its local offices. Prices have advanced and steps listve been taken to still further increase the cost of lumber to the retailers and to builders. This new schedule of prices means a general ad vance of 50 cents a thousand in each of three departments of the trade. A Woman's Head Columbus, Ohio, March 21.—Chief of Police Dietsch of Cincinnati has been re quested by G. V. Wing, articulator of human skeletons for medical students, to send full description of Pearl Bryan's 50 Cents a Month by Carrier head. On Thursday morning, while Wing was still in bad, a man, who gave hia name as Cole, brought a woman's head in a buckot to Wing's place. The hair ou the left side was matted to the bead by blood and there were dry leaves in the hair which was combed hack and braided. The color was brown. The head looked as though It had been buried or frozen. A medical student who examined it said the head, in his judgment, had been severed by a person who under stood surgery; the clevage of the head from the body had been made on a line from tbe chin which would leave most of the neck on the body. On the back of the head there is a cut in the skull. Cole said he would call for the head in a day or two, but he has not been heard from since. BOOTH'S ARMY The Nsma Changed to tbe Volunteers—Sal vation Notes New York, March 21.—The dame of Ballington Booth's new army has been changed from God's American Volunteers to The Volunteers. Mr. Booth decided to drop the words "God's American" from the name at the suggestion of friends. £. G. R. Martz, who published the War Cry until last week, is to assume charge of the official organ of the "Volunteers." A name for the publication has not yet been decided upon. The first batch of appointments in the new movement were announced tonight by Commander Booth at the Bible house headquarters. A drawing of the insignia or coat of the volunteers was shown tonight. It Is a shield, on the top point of which is an eagle with wings outspread, and at the bottom and on the sides is a narrow ban ner upon which are the words, The Volun teers. On the shield ia the motto, God and Country, with a large five-pointed star be neath the motto. London, March 21.—There was a large gathering of members of tbe Salvation army at Waterloo railway station to bid farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Booth-Tucker, who sail for New York from Southampton by the American liner St. Louis, in order to assume command of the forces there. Commander Booth-Tucker, in an inter view at the station, said: "Our plan, primarily, is this: We hops to induce Ballington Booth to return to the fold and will make him most liberal offers. Failing this, we have a great belief in the efficacy of prayer, and shall labor with him in a prayerful spirit. We have great hopes in his sister's influence, as he is very fond of her, and this may prevail with him and induce him to come back to the general's side. Should he be obdurate I do not believe it will greatly affect the army in America." The general kissed both hia son and daughter, and as the train started he formed his hands into a trumpet and shouted: "Remember my message to America." Tne general, in the course of an inter view, after the departure of the Booth- Tuckers for Southampton, remarked: "My message to America is a simple one —'Peace and good will.' " When he was asked If he thought Bal lington Booth would return to the army, the general replied: "I am absolutely confident that he will." When asked why he was so confident, he answered: "On account of my prayers." INDIAN LANDS The Seasts Committee Recommends Troops for Indian Territory Washington, March 21.— The senate committee on Indian affairs today united in a letter to the president recommending that a regiment of United States troops be ' stationed permanently in Indian territory for the purpose of preserving order there. The letter was drawn by Sonator Morgan and signed by all the members of the com mittee present. It grew out of a general discussion in the committee of the condi tion of affairs in the territory, which was incident to an effort on the part of the committee to agree upon a plan for the government of the territory. A decision was reached hi recommend that an amend ment be added to the Indian appropriation bill authorizing the Dawes commission to continue its labors by numbering the In dians and dividing the lands of the terri tory among them. It is understood that this proceeding, if undertaken, will not be agreeable to the Indiana, and it is feared that there may be an aggravation of the present bad condition of affairs, which would make it desirable to have responsi ble authority near enough to be called upon in case of necessity. The committee say. however, that tbe recommendation for troops is nothing new aud has been re peated from time to time by representa tives of the government who have visited the territory. The amendmant to the appropriation bill which the committee will recommend will provide that the committee shall make a rollcall of the five civilized tribes and decide who are citizens and who are not. and their decision shall be final in this respect. This done, they are to suggest a plan fur the division of tbe lands, which ia to be reported to congress. Political Pointers Easton, Pa.. March 21.—Secretary of State Frank Reeder of this city was today elected a delegate to the Republican na tional convention from Northampton county. He was instructed to vote and work for Quay. Minneapolis, Minn.. March 21.—The Hennepin county convention to select dele gates to the Kepublican stat :> convention woo held here today. The delegates were instructed to use all means in their power to secure the selection of McKinley men to go to St. Louis. St. Pai l, Minn., March 21.—The Ram say county Republican convention passed resolutions endorsing Senator Davis for president and declaring he should be the first choice of Minnesota, with McKinley second choice; sent greetings to Ohio Re publicans, with the request that Senator Davis be made the second choice of their delegation. Minneapolis, Minn., March 21.—The fifth congressional district convention was held here today and was a very lively af fair, from the fact that the radical Mcpn ley men made a determined fight on some ctndidates for delegates who ware not avowed McKinley men. Tbe delegates were given strong McKinley instructions. Lancaster.Pa ,March 21,—Up to 11:30 oclock tonight the returns of the Repub lican primary election promise success for the Quay combination. Forged Warehouse Receipts Stockton, March 21. —A man who is supposed to be H. H. Burt, waa arrested hero this evening and locked up. A year ago a forged warehouse receipt calling for about $80.0 worth of wheat belonging to David llershey, and stored in a warehouse at Block's Station, near Woodland.was sold to Robert Netbercott, the Woodland agent of George W. McNear. The forgery is al leged to have been committed by Burt. It was so cleverly executed that when pre sented at the warehouse the grain was de livered, and a suit is now pending between Hershey and McNear involving its value. A Freeze In Florida Jacksonville, Fla, March 21.—Cold weather during the last few days, with at tending frosts, has killed a large part of the vegetable crop in tbe northern portion of the state and as far south as Winter Park. In some places thin ice formed. Chile's Navy 81-ehob Ayres, March 21.—1t is reported here that Chile has just bought one of the ironclads built by the Armstrongs of New castle for the Japanese government. This ironclad has a displacement of 12.000 tons. The pries paid is said to have been £1,000,000. PRICE EIVE CENTS THE A.P.A.S IN POLITICS AN INTENTION EXPRESSED TO INPLUENCS THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION A Campaign ol Education Begun to Secaff) the Passage ot a Constitutional AnMoaai ment Prohibiting Oovernmaat Support ef Sectarian Institutions Associated Press Special Wire. Washington, March 21 .—The America* Protetive association, which haa been tV factor in tbe state and municipal politics of several states for a number of years, has) announced its intention to enter upon thei field of national politics in tie coming' presidential campaign. Its first movement toward this crusade will be lakenat a meets Ing of the supremo advisory board of the) organization called to meet in Washington on Tuesday, March 24th. This meeting ia preliminary to the sessions of the aa> preme council, which will beheld Iters) la May. Prominent members of the inrtar from every congressional district ia the country will take part in the deliberations) of the supreme council and will determine the part which tho supreme council will take in the campaign. It is a part of the program to insist oa the re-enactment in party ulatforrae tola year of the planks of the Republican ana Democratic platforma of 187H, in which both parties declared against sectarian ap propriations and einoiumenta from pubbat moneys or property. In that year Mr. Blame proposed in congress an amendment to the constitution as follows: A nicle X Vl—Neither congress nor any> atate shall pass any law respecting an es tablishment of religion for prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or use the property or credit of tho United States or of aery state, or any money raised by taxation, or authorize either to be used, for the par pose of founding, maintaining or a ding by appropriation, payment for services, ex penses or otherwise, any church, religious denomination or religious society, or any institution, society or undertaking which is wholly or In part under sectarian or ec clesiastical control. During this congress Mr. Linton of Michigan, introduced the same amend ment, and the A. P. A. will endeavor to have tbe amendment made a part of the constitution. Another feature of tbe pro gramme with which the advisory board will deal is what the political leadera of the A. P. A. call a campaign of education. They declare their literature shall reach every postofflce in the country and every voter before election day. Senators antl representatives have heard from the A. P. A. organizations of their states during the past month. The follow ing is a copy of a letter which has come to nearly all of them: "At a recent meeting of the state council of the A. I. A. a resolution was adopted that wo request our senators and represent atives iv congress to work and vote for the following bills which are now pending: "A bill to secure a just distribution of federal offices, known in the last congress as house bill 8084; a bill to establish a national university, known in the last ses sion as house bill 89411; a bill to restrict immigration and regulate naturalisation, known as Linton's bill; house bill 8774, Linton's joint resolution No. 11 amending the constitution, prohibiting for all time sectarian appropriations; a bill to prohibit advertisers or others from using the na tional emblem as an advertising device. "We hope this expression of the repre sentatives of so many of your constituents will meet your endorsement as being In the interest of our country and in line with the ideas of the founders of on r government. "We also deeiro to respoctfully call your attention to the fact that it is the design to place in statuary ball a statue of Fere Marquette. We regard this as a dangerous innovation. "The Jesuits have been banished from almost every Catholic country, and yet hers in Protestant America tbey are not only allowed to remain and plot against the liberties of our principles, but it is even now proposed to violate the principle ot non-union of church and state by the in troduction of the statue of one of these traitors to all governments among the statues of those patriots who have given their lives that government by the people should be preserved; and we appeal to you so to use your endeavors that this idea shall not be carried out." STATE NOTES R.B.Randall, who killed his son neat La Grange Friday, strangled himself to death in jail at Sonora. He was fonnd yes terday morning with a piece of blanket twisted around his neck and under his arm. Mr. and Mrs. L. Pasco of San Francisco, who are walking from San Francisco to New York for a wager of $4000, passed through Orange yesterday. The wager ia to walk to New York in six months and make a living as tbey go. The Sperry flour mill of Fresno haa brought suit against the Fresno Canal and Irrigating corapeny for $250,000 for fail ure to supply water power to the mill. Formerly a canal supplied 250 horse power, but the canal was condemned as a nuisance by tbe city and was filled up. The plaintiff complains that the canal company could have abated the nuisance if it had tried. The supreme court has granted a new trial to Francis Conkling. sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Charles tiandwick in San Benito county. The su preme court holds that the superior court erred in instructing the jury concerning the defendant's plea of self defense, that if the necessity for the killing arose through, the fault of conkling the killing was not done in self defense. The supreme court has granted a new trial to David Oldham, deacon of a Metho dist church at Ukiah, who was found guilty of stage robbing in complicity with George Hilton. Oldham was convicted mainly on the evidence of Hilton, who confessed and sought to implicate Oldham. The admis sion of Hilton's evidence is the chief ground for the reversal of judgment. Considerable anxiety Is felt in marine insurance circles regarding the safety of several vessels which are considerably overdue. The five-masted schooner Louis is now fifty-three days out from Mollando, a little port near Champerico, bound for the Columbia river. She should have ar rived there at least a fortnight ago. The bark Vidette is out twenty-seven days from Redondo for Portland. Another vessel which is causing some uneasiness is the barkentine Eureka, now out eii;!ity days from San Jose de Guatemala for Tacoma. The three-masted schooner J. 8. Leeds ia eighty-eight days ou*' from Guaymas foe Gray's Harbor. Mexican Matters Mexico City, March 21.—1t is now stated that a strong American party la taking up the matter of drainage of the City of Mexico and may secure tbe con tract. J. A. Robinson of Monterey is ru mored to be interested. Tbe Mexican ttxposition company had 300 men working on the grounds this week and will double the force next week. The panic over the probable revelation* of the postal mismanagement by ex-Post* master-General Lava continues. His rev elations promise to implicate many promi nent people in peculations dating back two years. The present management ia efficient and ia greatly improving tbe see. vice.