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That is all it costs to read The Herald—the Leading Daily Newspaper of Southern Cal ifornia. Can you spend your money in a better way or get as much for that amount? TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 17U. THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS POPULISTtC SENATORS INSIST UPON MORE DISCUSSION OP FINANCE. Accounts Between the Government snd th* State of Arksnsss Settled — The Hons* Demotes the Day t* Consideration •t th* Sundry Civil BUI. Associated Press Special Wire Washington, March 30.—The senate is o have a revival of financial and bond dis cussion, as a result of an animated dobate Ihortly before the session closed today. Mr. Peffer's resolution for the appoint ment of a special committee of five sena tors to investigate recent bond issues had been relegated to the calendar, owing to the opposition of Mr. Hill, but it was reached In the regular order today. Again Mr. Hill sought to have the reso lution go over, but he was met by energetic protests not only from Mr. Peffer, but also from Mr. Wolcott and Mr. Teller. The latter gave notice that further delays would be resisted, antl Mr. Fetter followed with notice that he would move tomorrow to proceed witli this bond inquiry resolu tion as soon as Mr. George concludes a speech on the Dupont case. This promises to bring a test vote, unless dilatory tactics postpone the measure. Among the bills passed today were those appropriating $2,000,000 for a public , building at Indianapolis, Ind., and settling the long-pending accounts between the United States and Arkansas. Mr. Mitchell of Oregon gave notice that he would go on with the Dupont contest to morrow. The calendar was then taken up and the following bills and resolutions passed: Appropriating $10,846 for the relief of persons who sustained damage Ivy the ex plosion of an ammunition chest of Battery f\ United States artillery,at Chicago; pro. vidins for the location and purchase of public lands for reservoir sites; providing for a commission to negotiate with the ("row Indians tor the cession of portions of their reservation in Montana. An unexpected controversy arose over the next measure on the calendar, whicli was the resolution providing for a commit tee of five senators to investigate and re port ail the material circumstances con nected with the sale of United States bonds by the secretary of the treasury, in the years 1894, 1895 and 1890. Mr. Hill suggested that this and the two following calendar measures (the Dupont case atid the Lodge immigration biil) go over, as the senate was proceeding under the five-minute rule. Mr. Pelfer, the author of the resolution, insisted on going on and was reinforced in Ids demand by Senators Wolcott and Teller. Mr. Wolcott said it was time something was done with this resolution. If not ftcUal on now, let senators agree when they would act on it. Since the reso- Utiou was introduced it had beon rolled around antl never brought to a vote. Mr. Teller also insisted that there should be no further delays. He was willing to wait until Wednesday at 2:30 p. in. for taking up the resolution, but Mr. Piatt cut olf an agreement by nn objection. "Then I serve notice on the senator from Connecticut (Plati), said Mr. Teller, warmly, "that we will take up this resolu tion and take it up very soon." Mr. Wolcott at once addetl: "Yes, and we will lake it up now unless the senate is too thin for a quorum." it looked as though a vote would bo taken, hut Mr. Cockrnll temporized. He said thire was no hurry, plenty of votes would be available to take up the resolu tion at the proper time. Mr. Wolcott went on »o declare that the . objections made were not casual. The senator from New York had persistently shuvetl over this resolution from tlay ,o day. There was evidently no purpose to inquire into tiie homl sale^. Mr. Peffer finally gave notice that he would move tomorrow to take up the bond resolution at the conclusion of the speech 1 of Mr. George on the Dupont case. ■ Bills were passed aopiopriating $2,000, --000 for a public building at Indiauauolis; amending the act authorizing the Inter oceanic Railway company to construct a railroad in Ihe Indian territory. At 0:15 oclock the senate went into exe cutive session and then adjourned, TN COMMUTER Senator Davis of the judiciary committee totlay reported favorably to the senate the bill making it unlawful to uhoot at or throw any missile into any railroad locomotive or car, or to shoot any person thereon. The bill has particular application to the In dian territory and imposes severe penal ties on those who violate its provisions. There is now on the statute books a general law on this subject applicable to the other portions of the union. The senate committee on judiciary mad 9 two amendments to the house bill to abol ish capital punishment in certain cases be fore reporting it to the senate. The first of these added "treason" to the crimes of which when au accused person was found guilty the jury might qualify the verdict by adding the words "without capital punish ment.'' The second amendment provided that when an Indian committed the crime of rape within the limits of v reservation be shall be punished by imprisonment at the discretion of the court. IN TIIE HOUSE Progress Made With the Sundry Civil Appro priation Bill Washington, March 30.—The house to day took up the consideration of tho sun dry civil appropriation bill and disposed of fifteen of the 100 pages before adjourn ment. During the general debate Mr. Capnoh. the present head of the appropri ations committee, and his predecessor. Mr. Sayers of Texas interchanged opinions as to present and past appropriations, Hut few amendments were added to the bill today. Eight amendments to increase the salaries of lighthouse superintendents from $1000 to $1800 were adopted. The senate resolution authorizing F. Green to exercise tbe duties and powers, heretofore conferred upon the late General Casey, in relation to the construction of the library of congress, was adopted. The senate resolution authorizing Ex- President Harrison to accept certain med als presented him by the governments of Brazil and Spain was adopted. The house then went into committee of the whole and took up the sundry civil bill. Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, gave notice that he would call up tha conference report on the Cuban resolutions as soon as the sundry civil bill was out of ihe way. An arrangement was effected by which general debate, except on some disputed paragraphs, should be closed in one hour. Cannon, chairman of the appropriations committee, in charge of the bill, briefly explained its provisions. Although this wes a great reduction, Can non argued that the bill cared for the public service as well, and in some in stances better, than current laws. "This method does not diminish appropriations to be made," interjected McMillan (Demo crat, Tenneseee). "but seems to diminish them for this session. Iv other words.it makes a record for this congress and bridges matters over until after election." Cannon impatiently declared there was no political method behind the actions of the appropriation committee. In conclusion, Mr. Cannon said he did not think the appropriations for this ses sion, not taking into consideration authori sations for naval and river aud harbor work, would fall below $506,000,000: the publio service, in his opinion, could not be provided for two years for less than a billion dollars. Now, however, the govern ment was borrowing money to pay our current expenses. In view of this fact he appealed to the house :o keep down ap propriations and bo content with caring for the public service as it existed and not enter upon any new expenditures while this borrowing was going on. Mr. layers (Democrat of Texas), ex chairman of the appropriations committee, replied at some length to Mr. Cannon. In a general way he endorsed the items of the bill, but he declared it was a false pre tense on its face. 11 purported to be a bill providing for tbe sundry civil expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1897, whereas it was admitted that in alt con tract work the appropriations did not ex tend beyond March .'l, 1897. He re ferred to the adroitness with which appropriations aggregating a million dol lars had been inserted in tho deficiency bill which properly belonged to this bitl. liy putting them on the deficiency hill they were charged to ihe last congress. He compared the appropriations made by Democratic committees and those made wilh Mr. Cannon at the head of the com mittee on appropriations, and said the latter was perhaps trying to make a record for a presidential campaign. After some further remarks the biil was read for amendment under the five minute rule. Mr. Loud. Republican, California, and Mr. McCormiok, Republican, New York, criticised the salaries provided for superin tendents of lighthouse stations. The salaries of superintendents for the coasts of Long Island, Rhode Island, Vir ginia, North Carolina, Lakes Ontario, Erie, Michigan, Huron and Superior, and the coasts of Washington, Oregon and Cali fornia, $1600. Tiie committee rose after completing nrteon pages: of the bill, and ato;os the house adjourned. WITH THE CUE Billiard Experts Plsv st Eighteen-lnch Balk Line Nf.w YortK, March HO.—Prominent bil liard players from all over gathered at Madison Square Garden concert hall today to witness the opening of tho tournament in which Krank Ives, Jake Sehaei'er and Albert Gamier are to contest for a purse of $5000 offered by Maurice Daly. The championship game for the past live years has been at fourteen inches, but as Ives became so strnne at this style. Daly de cided to equalize matters this year by making the game an elghteen-inch balk line. This being a new stylo to Ihe play ers, the experts contesting are all ou the sami level. The practice scores of the men have been so even tiiat at the start of the tournament none of the sharps present ventured to pick the winner. This is the first of a series of tournaments which will be played here, in Boston and Chicago. Each of the players will piny the others two games, and that will make the tourna ment last six nights at Madison Square concert hall. Only the oltl time handlers of the cue remember Gamier, for it is twenty years since the Belgian billiardist crossed the Atlantic. He was a trifle nervous tonight. Schaefer was the first to make a good run. Score: Sclmeier—3, 29. -'. 2, 18, 3. 1, :t, 2. 48, 8, 75, ftlt, 1, 10. til, 7. tl, 2, 0, 2, O. 22. 7(1, 24, 28, 29, 33, 20, !). Total, tiOO; highest run, 78; aver age. 20. tiarnier—l, 5, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0,1, 2, 0. 6, 13, 35, 23, 18, 1, 1, 17, 2, 27, 20, 0. 1, 4, 5, li, 1. 0, 3. Total, 197; highest run, 85; average, 6 23-29. PAODEO REPORTS The London Times Objects to Pake Reports at High Prices LONDON. March HO.—The suit of the '1 lines against the Central News company, a concern which supplied a certain agency in the United States, was opened in the bench division of the high court of justice today. Sir Frank Lockwood, C, who was solicitor general iv the late gov ernment, le.l for the Times and Sir Edward Carson, C, led for the Central News. The Times charges that tiie dispatches re garding tho Japanese war which were sup plied by tho Central News were in some cases entirely fabricated and in otiier cases largely altered and expanded, and that by publishing them the Times suffered in rep utation. Sir Frank Lockwood showed comparison with tin- original cable message that the Central News had furnished to the Times and its other clients, including the news agency in the United States, over 25.900 word 3of padding. This matter was sup plied and paid lor by the Times at the rate of six shillings ($1.00) per line. There was considerable amusement coupled with indignation when counsel read the following original cable dispatch: "Wei-Hai-Wei captured."' These two words were expanded at great length aud purported to give the most graphic details of the capture of that port by the Japan ese. Oilier instances were given of similar work. Perdridjje Caught Short Chicago, March 30.—Edward Pard ridge, the board of trade plunger, bought •1,000.000 bushels of wheat today and says he will now retire from tho market, having no further interest in it. It might be thought that after buying 4,000.000 bushels of the article he would have a very lively and substantial interest in the wheat market, but as it was all what is called short wheat—that is, wheat whicli he had previously soid —his purchases of today will go to the tilling of his sales and leave him even. The market was very much agitated, and the price went climbing from 03% c per bushel up to OtJsC, while Mr. Pardridge's brokers were clamoring for his 4,000,000 bushels of short wheat. When they stopped buying the price dropped to Pardri Jgo said he was very sick, and woultl now give up specula tion. He certainly was iv appearance a very sick man, more tit for a bed and a doctor's care than for business. STATE NOTES The students of the University of Cali fornia met yesterday and decided to send a team of athletes east this spring to com pete with the big eastern colleges in their games. The students are promised finan cial aid, and entertainments of various kinds will be given in order to raise funds. A Stockton farmer named A. l'ipper and his family of four were thrown out of a wagon last night and all but one seriously injured. One, a child I year old. struck on its head and was so badly hurt that it will probably die. An electric car frightened ins horses and they ran away. The supreme court has rendered a de cision in a street assessment case of great importance to contractors. The gist of the opinion is that if a property owner agrees to pay his assessment for street improve ments aud the assessment subsequently be declared invalid on account of irregulari ties, the property owner is still liable on the original agreement. Constablo Will Wolbert of Martinez last night shot and killed an unknown negro, who was attempting to escape from the town jail. Wolbert ordered the negro to stop, but. the man paid no attention, and Wolbert fired, the bullet passing through the man's heart. Wolbert said the man when ordered to stop made a motion as if reaching for a pistol, and not having searched him he did not know whether tho negro was armed or not. J. M. Canty and his brother-in-law, Mc- Donald, who moved "White Hat" Mc carty's horses from Canty's ranch to Grayson while iv the hands of a receiver appointed by the county assessor, ap peared for examination before a justice of the peace at Grayson yesterday. Canty's attorney asked for and received a change of vonue on the ground that lie believed he could not receive fair play in the Grayson court. The sale of the stock by the as sessor for taxes was re-set for Monday, April 0. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. TUESDAY MORJsTOGr* MARCH 31, 1896. RAILROADS AND THE LAW SUPREME COURT DECISION OP A LONG AND-SHORT-HAUL CASB Acceptance of Through Rates Makes a Rail road Amenable to ths Interstate Commerce Law—The Import Rats Case Decision Favors the Foreigners Associated Press Special Wire. Washinoton. March 30.—An opinion was given by the supreme court today in the long and short haul case, involving the validity of the provision of the interstate commerce act prohibiting a higher charge for a short than for a long haul, appealed from the decision of the circuit court of appeals of the fifth district. The appeal was taken by the railroads. The title of the case was the Interstate Commerce Commission vs. the Cincinnati, New Or leans and Texas Pacific Railway company. The decision of the court below wus affirmed in the main, the opinion holding that in cases of shipments from one state to another on through bills of lading, rail road companies could not exempt parties and give them special rates. In his opinion Justice Shiras stated that the real question at, issue was whether the various railroad companies engaged in the traffic from Cincinnati to Augusta and So cial Circle were so engaged under a com mon control, management or arrange ment for a continuous carriage or ship ment, within the meaning of the interstate commerce act, and the conclusion, tie said, was that they were so engaged. The Georgia Railroad company, one of the parties involved, had set up the claim that as its road lay wholly within tha state of Georgia it did not fall within the scope of ihe act. Tbe court refused to accept this view, and Justice Shiras added that when this company entered into the carriage of foreign freight by agreeing to receive the goods by virtue of through bills of lading and to participate in through rates and charges, it thereby became part of a con tinuous line and thus became amenable to the interstate commerce act. We hold that when goods are shipped under a through bill ot lading from a point in one state to another, and when such goods are received in transit by a state common carrier under a conventional division of charges, such carriage must be deemed to have subjected its road to an arrangement for continuous carriage or shipment within the meaning of tbe inter state commerce act. It follows, he says, that it is within the jurisdiction of the commission to consider whether the Geor gia company, in charging a higher rate for a shorter than for a longer distan?e over the same line in the same direction, the shorter being included in the long-r dis tance, was or was not transporting proj) erty in transit between states titular sub stantially similar circumstances and con ditions, He adds that there is no provision in the law empowering the commission to fix rates. Justice Shiras also limit ra-.i sion lo reprimand the piaciico of railroad companies in withholding the larger part of their evidence from the interstate com merce commission in proceedings by that commission, and by lirst producing it in the courts. Justice Shiras also handed down an opinion in the cane of the Texas Pacific railway vs. the interstate commerce com mission, appealed from the circuit court cf aapeals for the second circuit, known as tho import rate case. The opinion of the supreme court reverses the opinion of the circuit court, which held it was illegal to charge less on imported goods than domes tic articles. The effect of the opinion is to continue the alleged discrimination in the interest of foreign shippers. WlLt MAKE TIM Omaha, March 30.—The report that after May Ist the Union Pacific-North western combine will lengthen ita time of running between Chicago and tbe coast ia vigorously denied by both Union Pacific and Northwestern officials in this city. They say tbat their express trains are now running on the name schedule as before the Santa Fe put un its rapid train, and as no change was made at that time no change will be made, even should the Santa Fe conclude to take off ita etar train. ALASKAN SURVEYS risny Small Veins of rjold and Lots of Cost Washington, March 30.—The geological survey has reported to Secretary Smith on the operations of the surrey during the field season of last year. Discussing investigations in the Alaskan gold fields, the report says that many small veins of rather rich ore occur on tho southern side of the Silver Bow basin, about three miles northeast of Juneau. The old lake beds there are successfully worked for gold by the hydraulic system. At Seward City, fifty miles north of Juneau, there are also ricli veins at some points and yielding gold. On Admirably island there are promising veina and miniug there will be commenced in the summer. Near Sitka, especially along Silver bay.and in the country to tbe southeast, there are numerous veins, come of which have yielded a little gold. Near Dalaroff bay, on the island of Cmra, in the Shuraagtn archipelago, 1000 miles southeast of Sitka, the Apollo con solidated mine is now yielding at the rate of $300,000 a year. The report of Dr. Dall, the expert who investigated the coal resources of Alaska, says that large fields of a fairly good quality of brown coal ex ists on the eastern shores of Cook's Inlet and that veins of economic value exists on the south shore of the Alaskan peninsula. IN THE RiNfi Horace Leeds Knocked Out by Everhardt at rtaspeth Empire Athletic Club, Maspeth, N. V., March 30.—Jack Everhardt and Horace Leeds, lightweights, met tonight at the Empire Athletic club. They were sched uled for a twenty-five round contest. Devotees of the ring came from all points of the country, crowd'tig the arena. More than 3000 spectators were present. Ever hardt was somewhat the favorite in the betting, although Leeds had lots of friends. In the first round Everhardt landed his left on the face after a little preliminary spar ring. In a rush Jack sent his left to the body and right on the neck. Leeds put hia left on the body and Jack landed hia left on the ear as the gong sounded. Both were very scientific. Up to the eighth round the fighting was fast, but wittiout special advantage to either man. At the end of the eighth Ever' hardt was badly winded and very weak. In the ninth round the men exchanged lefts on the face. Leeds landed his right on the stomach and then uppercut with hia left on the face. Jack lauded his left on the wind and Horace sent his left over the heart. Leeds landed twice with his left on the wind and his right on the chin. Jack tried to save himself by hugging, but Leeds threw him off and sent his right and left on the face and stomach four times. Leeds had easily the better of this round, and Jack was growing very weak from Leeds' stomach punches. From the tenth to the fifteenth round the fighting was about even. Leeds played principally for Everhardt's wind and the latter landed frequently on Leeds' face. In the fifteenth round Jack squared off and landed hia left on the wind. They then exchanged lefts on the face. Leeds landed his left on the heart and Jack swung a left hook with a jolt on Leeds' jaw which sent the Atlantic City man down on his face to the floor of the ring. Amid great excitement Referee Hurst counted Leeds out and declared Everhardt the winner. Leeds remained in an unconscious state for half an hour after he was carried out of the ring. He was attended by Dr. Bonder man of Philadelphia. None of the report ers were allowed in the room, and Captain Glori, who is Leeds' manager, came out and informed the newspaper men that Horace was in a pretty bad condition. Fin ally at 11:40 word was sent out that Leeds had recovered sufficiently to recognize those around him and there was no danger of a relapse. He fought very fast all through the fifteen rounds, and this so weakened him that when he got the jolt on the jaw he was so weakened by his exer tions that he could not recuperate. If it had not been for his weakened condition the blow, which was a light one, would not have had such a telling effect. two ENGLISH MILLS London, March 31.—The two pugilists, Tracy and Williams, were matched for a flaht tonight. Tracy was the favorite and worketl cautiously. There were a few rapid exchanges in the first round. Tracy, with both hands, landed on either side of his opponent's chin. Williams dropped flat on his back antl failed to rise. Tracy was proclaimed the winner in thirty-five seconds. Before the National Sporting club tonight Billy Smith of Boston defeated Bill Hus bands of London for £600. A CRUISER COMPLETED The Battleship Oregon Rcaly for Her Official Trial San Francisco, Match 30.—The builders of the battleship Oregon have given the last tap of their hammers on the big vessel and she is now ready to establish her rec ord aud take her place among the com missioned war ships of the navy. She is now practically in the charge of navy offi cers, but it has not been decided when the official trip will be made. The ship's big armor-girded hull is filled with a mass of machinery intricate in its workings, hut simple to control. It is de scribed as a big lighting machine. Every piece of machinery is said to contain some improvement on like machines in previ ously constructed vessels, but the greatest general improvement in the construction of the ship, say the naval officers, is the almost entire absence of wood in the Ore gun's hull or fittings. That improvement was the result of a lesson learned during the recent Japanese and Chinese war. In both the Japanese and Chinese vessels that took part in the engagement at the head of the Yalu river the interior fittings of the vessels were of wood, '''he ba-tle was a short but hot one, and the hulls of nearly all the vessels that were in the en gagement were pierced with projectiles from the opposing guns. As they ploughed their way through the wooden fittings of the vessels splutters Hew iv alt directions, and the records of the ships' crews show more than four-fifths of the killed and wounded received injuries from the flying splinters. On the Oregon wood is done away with almost entirely. It is used only where no other material would suffice and then it is used sparingly. All the partitions in the quarters of the officers and men are iron anil steel. Tha metal sheets are covered with cork and given a handsome finish to cover the chilly appearance of the metal and give the rooms a comfortable appearance. The furnishings of tiio state rooms are of metal, and every precaution has been taken in fitting out the battleship to guard against dying splinters in the case of an engagement. The Steel Pool Chicago, March HO.—The iron and steel industry, lirst in importance in America, is now in the absolute control of the few men who are banded together by tiie strongest bonds of common interest, and who have, at a most conservative estimate, not leas than $500,000 at their disposal. The details were mapped out in New York last week, and the llnal move was made in Pittsburg, Pa. and Birmingham, Ala., today. The steel rail pool fixed a price of $28 a ton on steel rails at Pittsburg and all other mills sold at the same price, witli tiie freight from Pittsburg added. This meant that the Illinois steel company could ask $29 and the Colorado Fuel aud Iron com pany $33, The mill that could name the lowest freight rate took all intermediate sales. The new pool makes a price of $20 a ton on steel billetsat Pittsburg which is $3 over its former price. All western sales agents have been no tified of tho advance, and also hare been notified to guarantee no sales for later than April delivery. W. K. Stirling, first president of the Illinois Steel company, said he knew nothing of the reported steel trust said to have been formed in Pittsburg. He also denied the Illinois Steel company was a party to it, as reported. Hammond's Case London. March 31.'— The Times pub lishes a dispatch from Pretoria which says John Hays Hammond, the American under trial there has oDtained leave to go to Cape Town on account of hia hoalth but his bail has been increased to £20.000. The other prisoners, says the dispatch, are under guard here. The British government has indicated it will hold Preaidout Kruger and the executive responsible for their safety. A dispatch from Cape Town to the Times announces Mr. Hammond has arrived there. A Proposed Alliance London, March 30.—Replying in the house of commons today to Sir Charles Dilke, member of the forest of Dean di vision of Gloucester, Mr. George N. Cur sou, tho under secretary of state for for eign affairs, said the question whether the government would endeavor to take friendly action with the United States re garding the threatened action of France in Madagascar was of great importance, but the government was not prepared to add anything to the statement made on this subject on Friday last. A Strike Off Baltimokf, Md., March 30.—The gar ment workers of this city, who have been out ou strike for the past five weeks, de clared the strike off tonight and will return to work tomorrow. WIRE WAIFS W. H. Starhuck, former president of the Oregon Improvement company, died in New York Sunday of heart failure. Charles F,. Clark, an Omaha printer, has been appointed superintendent of the Child's-Drexel printers' home at Colorado Springe. Over the championship course at New caslle-on-Tyne yesterday Bubear beat Wallace Ross in a sculling race for a purse of £100. Four steamers arrived at New York yes terday, having on board 3384 immigrants. The Maasaiia from Marseilles and Naples brought 1183; the Patria from Hamburg !M> 1 ; La Bretagne from Havre 000, and the Bonne from Bremen 050. The steamer Labrador arrived at St. Johns last night from the sealing grounds witb a full cargo of 17,000 seals. She reports the Neptune has taken 20,000, the Walrus 9000, the Kite 9000 and the Leonard 10,000 seals. The 500 New York lithographers who struck seven weeks ago are jubilant over the notification that they may return to work pending the decision of the commit tee on arbitration. The committee on ar bitration will meet tomorrow, when it is expected the differences will be amicably adjusted. THE CUBAN CRISIS IS NEAR INSURGENTS SWARMING OVER HAVANA AND PINAR DEL. RIO The Filibuster Commodore Said t* Hsve Landed Her Cargo In Cube—An Insurgent Leader Executed—Spanish Comment on the Senate Resolution ol Recognition Associated Press Special Wire. Key West, Fla., March 30.—(Sent from Havana March 28th to avoid censorship.)— Twenty-five thousand insurgents under General Maceo are swarming over the provinces of Havana and Pinar del Rio destroying property, ripping up railways and tearing down telegraph lines. Forty five thousand Spanish soldiers are in the same territory and more are coming. General Maceo is in immediate command of the center column of the rebels wi'h about 9000 men. General Masso is in the southern part of Havana with about 6000, aud General Lacrete is hovering around the outskirts of Havana with about 6000 cavalry. The other 4000 men are divided into small bands of pillagera. The insur gents are well equipped and havo plenty of ammunition and are capable of giving the soldiers a warm reception. The activ ity noticeable about the palace of General Weyler seems to bear out the idea that a crisis is near at band. A filibuster's cargo Washington, March 30.—The treasury department, has evidence tending to show that tho steamship Commodore, which re cently cleared from Charleston, S. C, with arms and ammunition, did not lose her cargo in a storm at sea as reported by her captain, but land ed it on the coast of Cuba. The collector of customs at Charleston, in a report to the secretary of the treasury, says that the Commodore cleared at that port on the 9th inst. for Tampa, Fla., with a manifest showing arms, ammunition and artillery. On the 22d she returned with out her cargo, and on the following day she entered as from sea. Her captain made a wreck report, which says he en countered a severe gale, and that her cargo was thrown overboard and the whole power of the pumps was used to keep her afloat. This statement is contradicted by one of the Commodore's firemen.who stated t lie cargo was successfully landed on the coast of Cuba. Other evidence in support of the fireman's story is promised, nnd in case it is proven to be the truth the vessel, it is said at the department, is liable to for feiture to the government for violation of the navigation laws relating to clearance papers. THE PATRIOTS MOURN New York. March 30.—A representative of the Associated Press took news of the execution of Aleman ro the Cuban head quarters here this morning. The greatest gloom immediately spread over the assem blage there. Senor Joaquin Castillo, who actetl as spokesman, said: "It is just as we expected. Poor Enrique Aleman. Poor Cuba. Another patriot gone, but the cause is right and we will win eventually. "General Weyler has adopted tho same tactics that prevailed during tho ten years war, when Cuban patriots, after being made prisoners, were considered bandits and incendiaries, which charge meant death the moment they were brought be fore a drumhead court martial. "Enrique Aleman, who is a brother of Cristobal Aleman, a colonel of. the insurg ent army in the province of Santa 1 I aro, belongs to one of the best known families in Matanzaa. He was captured by the Spanish troops about three or four weeks ago iv a battle near Matanzas; from there he was transferred to Havana and jailed in Fortress Cabanas. He was tried by court martial and sentenced to be shot. Enri que was a thorough soldier, and I am eon- Utlent mot his fate nobly as a soldier and a patriot." GREAT PROVOCATION New YORK, March 30.—A special to the Heraltl from Madrid says: The duke of Veragua, the lineal descendant of Colum bus, who visited the United States during the Columbian celebration, in an interview with tbe Herald correspondent, said that it was his earnest hope that the trouble be tween the United States and Spain over Cuba would die a natural death. "Spain," he said, "has had great provo cation for expression of resentment against the United States. lam grieved to say that the action of congress seems to have been tho insult of the century. I cannot understand how it happened. The only explanation I can find is that the Amerioan people and senate misunder stood the motives and the conduct of the war in Cuba. "Spain will never allow interference in her domestic affairs. Even should not other countries, which have interests close to those of Spain, come into this quarrel, Spain would still resist any interference, to the last drop of blood of her subjects and to the last centime of her money." A violent attack upon Senator Sherman ia published in the Impartial, which calls him a former slave trader and asserts that he wants the Cuban rebellion to succeed in order to re-establish slavery in Cuba. El Liberal today prints an article ascribed to Senor Valera, former Spanish minister at Washington, urging, in view of tbe attitude of the United States, which he says apparently aims at imposing on Spain a heavy and shameful yoke, that Spain should enter into an alliance with France, Great Britain and Holland respecting co lonial affairs. H9 argues that these powers would willingly conclude treaties witb Spain on the subject. People Won't Vol* New York, March 30.—a dispatch to the World from Madrid says: General Weyler cables that the govern ment has failed after repeated efforts to influence the Reformists and Autonomists to take part in the elections generally, though the Autonomists have consented to nominate senatorial candidates for Havana university and the Royal Eco nomical society, which was represented in the last cortes by Ortiz Pinedo and Fer nandez Gonzales, both Autonomists and Republicans. The government will send to General Weyler by the next mail, it is reported in official circles, a letter asking his opinion upon certain important political and mili tary projects affecting the colonies, which will bo laid before the new cortes, and upon the expediency of putting in force the borne rule measures passed last year. Stopped to Explain Havana, March 30,-The Spanish cruiser Alfonso Doce, while off the coast recently at night, sighted the Spanish steamer Alava. The commander being suspicious of the steamer, fired upon her. She Bailed away in the wind and rain. The cruiser continued the pursuit and 11 red five solid shots at the Alava, which thereupon stopped and gave an explanation. nrs. Stockton Expelled San Francisco, March 30.—Mrs. M. A. Stockton has been excommunicated. She has been expelled from the First Congrega tional church and is under the ban of the denomination of which ahe was a devotee. This is the answer which ttie standing com mittee and the pastor of the First Congre gational church have given to Mrs. Stock ton's letter of resignation. A Steamer Aground New York, March 30.—The steamer Paris, which had been ashore off Sandy Hook, Moated at high tide, passing in at quarantine at 9:10 p. m. Captain Paasow said be had no statement to make in regard * Less Than 2c a Day * . You can read The Herald, including its j, mammoth Sunday-Magazine Edition, by * carrier in Los Angeles, or in Southern Cal- * lfornia towns, for 50c a month—ss a year. to the grounding of the steamer. He an nounced with vehemence tbat the Paris wae absolutely uninjured and had only anchored where ahe was to await daylight before docking. Captain Paasow also said the steamer ran aground during clear weather Sunday afternoon and before the fog act in. He declined to state whether he considered the pilot to blame or not. AN ADVERSE REPORT Objections Urged Against Reviving th* Hlgh eit Military Title Washisoton, March 30.—The letter of Secretary Lamont to General Hawley, chairman of the senate committee on mili tary affairs, disapproving the bill to revive the rank of lieutenant-general of the army, was made public today. The bill was known as intended to confer the rank on Gen. Miles, now commanding the army, though his name is not mentioned in the correspondence. Accompanying the letter are extracts from the military records of Scott, Grant, Sheridan, Sherman and Sch./field, who became lieutenant-generals; also of Generals Miles, Huger and Merritt, who under the bill would be eligible to the grade of lieutenant-general. The secre tary after acknowledging the receipt of the bill, says that in no instance baa an officer attained this rank until he has successfully commanded the whole or a separate divi sion of the army in battle or in active cam paign. "The grade has been revived always with the object of conferring complimentary rank upon generals who had rendered em inent and distinguished services or those most distinguished for courage, akill and ability in war. Five besides Washington were thus honored, of whom four had re ceived the thanks of congress by name for moat distinguished military service, while the fifth had commanded a separate army during the late war, bad attained the highest regular grade thirty years before his promotion, had held the chief com mand of the whole regular army for seven years and had successfully discharged most delicate and responsible civil duties." IN DEMAND A Clever Bogus Check Worker Captured at San Francisco Oakland, March 30.—This morning a well dressed man entered the Central bank and presented a check drawn on a San Diego bank and signed H. H. Northoff. He wanted cash for the bit of paper, but the bank officials were wary and touched a button which was attached to a wire run ning into the police station. A bell sounded and Detective Denny Holland reported at the bank. He placed the man in custody on suspicion, despite the protests of the indignant Northoff. He was locked up in the city prison. During the afternoon there wero further developments in the case, and as the day wore on the chief became convinced that his prisoner was a prize. A message was received from Los Angeles saying that a man answering Xorthoff's description was wanted there for forgery and grand larceny, and it was also discovered that earlier in the day the prisoner had purchased a bicycle in San Francisco, for which he had paid with a check for He received $15.50 in change. The wheel had been ordered shipped to Jesse Grant, San i Diego, but the wheel agent | became auspicious and concluded to wait ! awhile before shipping the goods. He set on foot an investigation and located the I purchaser in tne custody of Chief Lloyd. ' The police think they have landed a [ smooth worker and one who seems to be ! much in demand about the coast, WANT ED FOR MURDER | Robert Johnson Oives Himself Up to the Sherifl Shortly before 5 oclock yesterday after ] noon Robert Johnaon walked into Sheriff ! Burr's office and calmly announced that |he wished to give himself up, that a war i rant was out for his arrest in Texas for i murder. He is a resident of Alvern, that ; stnte, and last December while driv ing along a road came upon the ' body of a murdered man named Erie, fu some manner suspicion waa directed at him as tiie murderer and a complaint charging him witb the crime was sworn out. When he heard of this he fled and has since evaded the officers. Johnson ar rived lv Los Angeles about a month ago, bnt has become tired of the anxiety and suspense attending the life of a hunted man and decided that he would surrender himself and return to prove his Innocence. sin riff Burr, upon hearing his story, tel egraphed to the sheriff of Decatur county, whose name is Moore, and received a reply to hold Johnson, that his story was true. Moore said that he would send an officer immediately for the prisoner. Convention Workers. St. Louis, Mo., March 30. —The conven tion sub-committee of the Republican national committee met at the Southern today. Hon. J. S, Clarkson of lowa, Hon. Joaeph H. Manley of Maine, Colonel Will iam Hahn of Ohio, ex-Governor Joseph W. Fifer of Illinois, Senator Thomas Carter of Montana, General Powell Clayton of Ar kansas and Colonel R. C. Kerens of Mis souri were present. The sub-committee decided that the distribution of press tick ets to the convention will be made by the press committee appointed by the citizen's committee of St. Louis. All applications for press tickets should be directed to Mr. T. E. Byrnes, sergeant-at-arms, Minneapo lis, Minnesota. Each delegate will have three tickets in cluding his own, and the people from each state and territory desiring admission to the convention will have to apply to the delegates to the convention from their respective states for tickets. The tickets for members of the G. A. R. will be given to the national council of administration and distributed by their directions. All tickets to the convention will be issued on Monday, June 15th, by the sergeant-at arms at the convention building. Rumors ot Resignation Wilminoton, March 30.—There is a strong supposition here tbat Ambassador Bayard is contemplating resigning from his post. While his friends refuse to give any definite particulars, they hint that Mr. Bayard is dissatisfied at the action of congress, also that the drain on hia private purse necessary to keep up the dignity of his diplomatic position has reached such a point that he can no longer maintain it. The story is not confirmed by his son, Thomas F. Bayard, jr., but cer tain developments indicate that the am basaador means to return to this country for at least an indefinite period. The Preacher Will Sue. Fresno, March 30.— Kvangeltst Johnson is still in Fresno. He did not preach Sun day night, but arose after the services and announced the close of his meetings. He was on the street yeaterday accompanied by deputy sheriffs, and went to the office of his attorney. There has been no change in public sentiment regarding the evan gelist, except tbat cooler co uusel has doubtless prevailed and there is no further da'iger of violence. It is under stood that tne various suits for libel against the news papers and citizens null be filed to-mor row. Opposed tn Free Silver Philadelphia, March 30.—The maiiii frcturers' club of this city held a special meeting tonight at which strong resolutions were adopted opposing the free and Unlim ited coinage of silver. The meeting was, perhaps, the largest in point of attendance the club has ever had. CITY PRICE. PER SINOLB COPY, j CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, j CENTS ARIZONA'S NEW GOVERNOR THE PRESIDENT NOMINATES B. J. FRANK* LIN TO SUCCEED If UOHES. A Numerous Paction ot in* democratic Parte* end th* Republican editors Express Gratt* notion — Trouble Prom laed Before tM) Chang* U Effected Washington, March 30 .—The president has sent to the senate the nomination of Benjamin J. Franklin of .Arizona to be ffon*> ernor of Arizona. The term of the p>reeent governor* Hughes, would not have oxpired until April 1,1897. The appoint™ ent of Mr. Frank lin is, no doubt, the result of a bitter fae* tional fight. Charges aud counter-charges have been made. Whether the nomina tion is due to the resignation of Governor Hughes or to a removal cannot be learned, as officials at the W'hitV House and in other departments refuse to discuss th* subject. The date upon which the near governor will qualify la not apparent, but it is taken for granted that he will assume* office as soon aa he is confirmed by tmw senate. SOME PEOPLE PLEASED Phoenix, Ariz., March 30.—Newa of the) selection of B. J. Franklin to be governor of Arizona was received in this city today. A large and influential portion of the local Democracy has been opposed to Governor . Hughes on personal grounds, and no on* opportunity has been lost by them to assail him at home and in Washington. The new governor wae enthusiastically serenaded this morning at the Commercial hotel and responded in a speech tbat prona* ised a clean and Democratic administra tion. He has been a resident of Phoenix for four years, coming here from Los An» geles. He was for several yean district attorney of Kansas City and later for two terms congressman from that district. He) later was appointed by Cleveland consul at Hankow, China, filling the position for flvo years. There is likely to be serious trouble at the governor's office tomorrow morning;,. Secretary Bruce, who is an active enemy of H ughes, has received a telegram from Washington advising him of the removal of Hughes. Upon the strength of this he proposes tomorrow to occupy the executive) office. Relying on the tenure of office act, Hughes will refuse to surrender possession until bis successor ie confirmed by the sen* ate. In regard to the change the Arizona Ra* publican will tomorrow say: "The Republican congratulates the peo» pie of Arizona upon the appointment of Hon. B. J. Franklin as governor. A man of ability, of experience in public affairs, of culture and intellect, he will be the hon ored governor of all the people. During tne past three years the public and private) business of the territory has suffered to an incalculable extent, There has been no confidence in the stability of the territorial government, and men have been hounded aud nearly ruined because they refused to endorse a malicious and corrupt adminis tration. .Now this will be changed. The integrity and honesty of the new governor is beyond question. He will give tho people an hon est and pure administration, regardless of politics. He will not be a party to any ring having for its object the robbery of the people. He will not lend his influence to build up private enterprises and private fortunes at the cost of the taxpayers. Gov ernor Franklin is a Democrat; be is a Dem ocrat nf Democrats, and no Republican, will hold office under his administration, hut notwithstanding that fact we Hit up our voice and rejoice with the populace. He is broad, clean and capable, and that ie why we congratulate the people upon their new governor. We say this as a Repub lican, having only the best interests of tha whole people in mind. This morning an old newspaper man, P. J. ('lark, accosted Governor Hughes on tha street and struck him a terrific blow in tha eye, discoloring the optic and breaking Hughes' spectacles. Bystanders interfered before another blow was struck. Clark and Hughes are deadly enemies, and tha former declares that Hughes has been abusing him through hi* paper, the Tucson Star. Clark is now in jail charged with assault. Clark was the proprietor of thg Phoenix Express. THE STONE MURDER An Ohio Horsethlef Charged With the Don, ble Murder Akhon, Ohio, March 30.—Anson B, Strong was arrested this afternoon at Ra« venna. Portage county, and charged with the murder of Mr, and Mrs. Alvin N. Stqptt atTalmageon Saturday night, Th nvi» dence on which the charge is based if largely circumstantial. Thirteen years ago Strong waa sent to the penitentiary for horse stealing, bis conviction being se cured by the testimony of stone. Several years later, after his release from prison, he was arrested again for the same crime, and again convicted on the testimony of Stone. He gained his liberty the second, time three weeks ago. Immediately after the tragedy he was suspected of the mur der of Stor.e and his wife. When taken into) custody today Strong said he was at tha home of his sister at Ravenna all of Sat* urday night, and that he had gone ton church Sunday morning. A search of tha sister's house, however, resulted in the) discovery of a suit of clothes and an over coat which had been placed by a stove to dry. There were no blood stains on that, clothing, but Strong's sister said she had washed the garments in an outhouse early this morning. In one of Strong's pocket* was found a railroad ticket from Ravenna to Kent, the latter place being within two miles of the scene of Saturday night's) tragedy. Tiie ticket was purchased last Saturday. Strong was brought here this, evening and jailed. The news of the aN rest soon spread and a big crowd assent bled. There was no disorder, but Mayor Harper decided to pi event an outbreak by ordering (lattery A of the light artillery to) assemble at its armory and await develop* menta. Identified Again Chicaoo, March 30.—Almost conclusive) proof has been adduced that the body ol the man found in the box recently bought for unclaimed freight by Austin specula tors, is that of Oliver Pike of Steiiacoom, Wash., and the murder mystery is in a fair way to become solved. Two persons who had known the man intimately since child hood and were almost constantly with him up to the. time he departed for Washing ton have identified the remains, and after a most exhaustive scrutiny pronounce the body that of their frientl and relative. If the question of the truss found on the body is answered sufficiently the deputy coroner will offer no further objections to the burifd of the body by the relatives and will take the proof as ample. !»outh Bound Passengers San Fb\ncisco, Match 30.—Passengers on the steamer Corona tor I.os Angeles: Mrs. F. V. Foster. S. F. Spangler, R. M. Mitchell jr.. Miss M. Kostomllatsky, Mrs. C. Sehrieber, Miss Schrieber. Josephine M. Jobiuson, Mis. .1. V. Miller, Mrs. A bell C. C. Sump, Mrs. Gallin. C. A. Butler, lire. O. Nowlin; for Santa Barbara. Miss B. I*. Tuckej, C. De la Guerra, Miss E. McKee, Mies i. H. Hathaway, Miss M. E. Hatha, way, L. E. Iskron. Miss E. Wallace, Mies E. Block, Mrs. L. Pedlar, Mr*. €. H.Shtgt* non, — Mcßride.