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BILLS SIGNED And Thereby Converted Into Statute Law THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE AFFIXED TO NUMEROUS LEGIS LATIVE ACTS The List to Date Does Not Include Certain Much Discussed Meas ures Which Passed Associated Press Special Wire. SACRAMENTO, March 27.—Gov. Budd today signed the following bills': Exempting fishermen's and Seamen's wages to the extent Of $100. Providing for the acquisition or con demnation of water by municipalities, and (or the sale of an excess of water when owned 'by a municipality. Amending the act relating to election ef omcens of fire departments in minor municipalities. Changing the manner of instructing a Jury In a criminal case. Changing the manner of demanding a change of trial in criminal cases. An act to secure the payment of the claims of material men, mechanics or laborers employed by contractors upon state, municipal or otheT public work. Amending section 1187 of the code of civil procedure concerning the riling of a mechanic's lien, by adding a provision requiring the owner of real property to give notice of completion of improve ments thereon. Amending sections 925-928 of the penal code and adding a new section to said code, to be known as section 929, relat ing to grand juries, their powers and duties. Amending section 261 of the pena! code, relating to the crime of rape and what constitutes the same Enabling cities Incorporated and op erating under a charter framed under section 8, article XI. of the constitution, to abandon and annul such charter and organize under general laws. A new law relating to estrays, which provides that any one can take up and impound a strayed animal and sell it at a constable's sale, deducting from the proceeds of the sale a sufficient amount to defray his expenses. Appropriating $1535.25 to pay the claim of W. W. Footeand Garrett McEnerney for legal services rendered the state. Appropriating money to pay the claim of the state board of health. Providing for the completion and equipment of the Industrial Home of Mechanical Trades for the Adult Blind. Amending sections 1254 and 1257 of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to the right of eminent domain. Requring ordinances and resolutions passed by the city council or other legis lative body of any municipality to ha presented' to the mayor or other chief executive officer of such municipality for his approval. Relating to the 1 granting by municipal ities of franchises for the construction of paths and roads for the" use uf bicycles and other horseless vehicles. Amending section 1239 of the political code relating to fhe rules for determin ing the question of residence. Increasing the salaries of officers and members of the fire departm?n: of San Francisco. Making an appropriation to pay the claim of James McClatchy of the Sacra mento Bee for advertising the constitu tional amendments. Making an appropric'.ion to pay the claim of the Dally Report Publishing company for advertising the constitu tional amendment. Making an appropriation tc pay the deficiency In the appropriation for trans portation of prisons -■>, for payment c-f the claim of W .C. C.onroy in conveying children to Whittier. Making an appropriation to pay the claim of the Examiner for advertising the constitutional amendments. Amending section 123S of the Penal Code relating to appeals by the people. Making an appropriation to pay the deficiency in the appropriation for of fice rent of the attorney-general In San Francisco for Ithe forty-eighth fiscal year. Amending sections "50. 351 and 351 of the Penal Code of the State of California relating to the punishment of counter feiting trademarks, and the sale of goods bearing counterfeited trademarks, and other infringements of the rights of trademarks. Providing for the furnishing to sher iffs and chiefs of police of certain infor mation, descriptions and photographs of convicts about to be discharged by the wardens of state prisons. Amending section 3493 of the political code, modifying the conditions under which swamp land or reclamation dis tricts may be dissolved. Amending section 3472 of the political code, changing the manner of forming swamp land and irrigation districts. Amending an act to provide for the letting of contracts for the lighting of streets and public buildings in cities and towns in the stute of California ap proved March 20, 1835. Making an appropriation to pay the deficiency in the appropriation for pos tage, cxprc-ssage and contingent ex penses of the attorney general for the forty-eighth fiscal year. Making an appropriation to pay the deficiency In the appropriation for pos tage, c-xpressage and contingent ex penses of the attorney general for the forty-eighth fiscal yeur. Making an appropriation to pay the deficiency in the appropriation for pos tage, expreasage aim contingent ex penses for the attorney general for the forty-seventh fiscal year. Amending sections 7:w, 7C9 and 2314 of the political code relating to officers of the supreme court and their salaries. Amending section 936 of the code of civil procedure. Amending the act providing for the erection and operation of rock crushing plants at the state prison for the prep aration of highway material for the ben efit of the people of the state and for , other purposes, approved March 28, I 1895. Making an appropriation to pay th» deficiency in the appropriation to pro vide for the erection and operation of rock crushing plants at Folsom. Amending the political code by adding a new section requiring the state and subdivisions of the state to give prefer ence to goods manufactured or produced in the state when contracting for or purchasing goods or other property. Prescribing the manner of locating mining claims upon the public domain of the United States, recording notices of location thereof, amending defective lo cations and providing for the deposit of district records with county record ers. Authorizing municipal corporations to lease, purchase, own and'operate gravel beds and quarries and to transport gravel and rock therefrom to such mu nicipal corporations for the purpose of making, Improving and repairing roads. Amending section 2737 of the political code relating to bridges and highways and the construction of bridtges over ditches and across highways. Amending section 3 of an act to pro vide for the celasslflcatlon of munici pal corporations, approved March 2.1593. providing for the submission of the ques tion of reincorporation of such corpora tions at special elections. Amending the act to provide for the formation of protection districts In the various counties for the improvement and rectification of the channels and unnavigable streams and 1 water courses, and to authorize the board of super visors to lev}- and collect assessments from the property benefitted to pay tht expenses of the same. Amending the act to provide for a sys tem of drainage for agricultural swamp and overflowed land. Amending section 764 of the act enti tled "An act to provide for the reorgani zation and government of municipal corporations." relating to the powers tit the boards of trustees of cities of the fifth class. Making an appropriation for the con tingent expenses of the assembly. Providing for an additional Judge of the superior court in counties of the twenty-fifth class. A Hopeless Case LONDON, March 27—A private tele gram from Algiers says that the con dition of the Czarewitch, the Czar's brother, is hopeless. AN EXPEDITION LANDED CARRYING ABMS TO CUBAN IN SURGENTS Rebels Orow More Numerous and Bolder—Strict Press Censor ship Observed HAVANA, March 27.—An expedition carrying arms, ammunition and heavy field pieces has been landed successfully at Boca de Jaruco to the northwest of Havana. It is reported that a well known Havana merchant, Colin de Caldenas, was amons »w»„ P landed with the expe dition. The outskirts of La Paste were raided by the insurgents, who sacked and burn ed a number of houses, retiring after a light skirmish with the government soldiers. Numerous insurgent forces have been gathered at a point about eight miles from Canajuani, under di rect orders from Maximo Gomez. La Lucha yesterday attacked the mil itary censor at the palace, claiming he "knocks out the news under any pre tense," adding that the censor's policy of keeping the papers from printing news will "go against him." Famine has commenced to Invade the district of Sancti Spiritus. The failure of the sugar crop Is the principal cause. The planters have abandoned all hop? of grinding this season. INNOCENT LAURADA PHILADELPHIA, March 27 —The fa mous filibustering steamer Laurada passed the Delaware capes at 6:30 to night. The Laurada after having had her boilers examined and pronounced In an unsafe condition. Failed from Bal timore, ostensibly for Wilmington. Del., for repairs, about February 20th last. It was reported at the time that the filubus ter had gone on another expedition, but Capt. John D. Hart, her owner, denied the story emphatically. Since that time, however, the Laurada has been reported but once. This was by the captain of the steamer Gurly, which arrived here on Wednesday, March 24, from Jamaica. He stated that he had seen the Laurada on March 10 on* Wattling? island, one of the Bahamas. He said she had a cargo of some kind on board and was heading to leeward. The captain of the Gurly was positive in his identity of the Laurada, saying he was near enough to read her name. A Bank Closed BUFFALO, N. V , March 27 —The doors of the American Exchange bank of this city were closed today at noon. A circular was sent to the bank's deposi tors In which it was announced that the directors of the I e.nk had decided to liquidate Its affairs and that an ar rangement had been made with the Ma rine bank by which depositors would be paid in full on demand. The Ameri can Exchange bank was one of the old est in this city, having been established in 1853. Its affairs are in a perfectly sound condition and the stockholders will receive a premium on their stock after all liabilities are paid. Unemployed Politicians WASHINGTON, March 27 —Since the change of administration over 80,000 ap plications for postoffices have been filed at the postofhYe department. The num ber is said to be somewhat smaller than four years ago. All the papers have been recorded and classified and the cases made up to date. Up to the close of business today the appointment di vision e>f the interior department has recorded 1000 applications for presi dential positions under the interior de partment. A Randsburg Tragedy RANDSBURG, Cal., March 27 — ThH breaking of the staging over a well be ing dug five miles from Randsburg yes terday, caused Jose Aguerre to be pre cipitated to the bottom,' 160 feet, kill ing him instantly. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1897 BIG BASS VIOL Will Not Play in Europe's Concert ESTIMATES WILL NOT PASS FOB CONSTRUCTION OF THE GERMAN NAVY William I's Centenary Celebration Was Brilliant, but the People Were Sorely Disappointed Associated Press Special Wire. BERLIN, March 27.—(Copyright, 1897.) On the resumption of the debate on the naval estimates In the ralchstag today the secretary of the navy, Vlce-tAdmlral yon Hollmann, made a long speech, during the course of which he quoted the declaration of Prince Frederick Charles, in 1870. to.the effect that the fu ture of the empire depended upon the future of the navy, which would have to maintain the position, the army had won for the empire. In conclusion, Yon Hollmann said: •'Whosoever wishes to partake in the concert of peace must have the accessary instrument, and I hope we shall produce some powerful notes upon the bass viol wherever we appear with our guns. Without ships the great victories won by the German people will soon be forgotten on foreign shores." The house passed the estimates as amended at the second reading. Prince Ludwig, the heir to the Bava rian throne, who made a sensational speech at the Moscow coronation, has de livered another remarkable speech at Munich, in connection with the centen ary of the birth of William I. Address ing an audience of army officers', after a tribute to William I. he said: "When you consider other states which have be come estranged from us and that the German population therein is now des perately fighting for national existence, you will learn doubly to appreciate the power and glory of those German popu lations now belonging to the empire." ' That by "other states" Prince Lud wig meant Austria and Russia is shown by the fact that at the close of his ad dress he called for three cheers for the prince regent, as the "friend and ally of three German emperors." The unveiling of the monument to Wililam I was witnessed by the whole staff of the United States embassy and their friends as the guests of the em peror. The embassy building was be fiagged and decorated during the three days of the celebration. Ambassador Uhl, however, was not present at the great dinner at the castle, nor at the gala performances at the opera, as oniy those ambassadors and' ministers were Invited' whose governments sent spe elal representatives to the celebration. *•*—* Americans witnessed Mon day's ceremonies. The people of Berlin are intensely dis satisfied with their rigorous exclusion flrom the ceremonies, the police enforc ing this most strictly and brutally. Unter den Linden was Closed to the people for three days. Although the crowds were enormous, the sole serious accident was In the case of a lady on the grand stand, who carelessly bending forward when the veil fell from the mon ument, was Impaled by a bayonet when the soldiers presented arms. The illuminations throughout the city were on an unexampled scale. There were brilliant electric and' gas light ef fects and the castle was magnificently Illuminated. Eight t!#)usand pounds of red fire were burned on top of the cu pola alone. The adoption of the tri-colored Ger man cockade for the army was due, ac cording to the Saxon newspapers, to King Albert of Saxony. The innova tion does not meet with general favor. Emperor William's physician, Dr. Luthold. has been created a hereditary noble. The absence of the general am nesty decree, expected upon the occa sion of the centenary by the public and court alike, has created much discontent. The Judges and counsel for weeks past have advised persons convicted not to appeal as the amnesty decree was sure to liberate them If they followed this advice, which was invariably taken. The whole legal fraternity of Prussia is now amazed and dissatisfied. The only persons thus far pardoned are Yon Kotze and a string of other convicted duel lists serving terms of imprisonment in the forts. It Is generally remarked that neither the regent of Bavaria In his centenary edict, nor the president of the relchstag in his banquet toast, applied the epithet of "great" to William I, in spite of the emperor's express v*lsh. Prince Bismarck received an auto graph letter from his majesty on Mon day last, expressing appreciation of his past services. The prince is still suffer ing from cold and rheumatism. He is not expected to rise for another week. The critical situation created by the I relchstag's rejection of the naval de mands continues. The vote on the third and final reading is certain to be equal ly adverse to the government. The Con st rvative and Agrarian organs urge the »mperor to emulate his grandfather and dissolve the relchstag. Much excitement has been aroused by a speech of Herr Drenkmann, presi dent of the highest Prussian court, who in eulogizing William I praised him for not being afraid at a critcal Juncture to break the constitution. The Tageblatt asks if this Is proper talk "from him who ought to be the Brat to defend and uphold the constitu tion." The Vorwaerts has published a series of defiant editorials saying that conflicts have come between the emperor and the people, and expressing joy thereat. It is the general impression that his majesity will take a deiVive step after the final objection of the naval budget. In the meanwhile, the emperor, in order to popularize the navy, has sent to every mayor in the empire a copy of his com parative naval tables .accompanied by a letter dated March 18th, requesting them to bring the facts before the pop ulation. The emigration from Germany this year will be much below the figures of 1896. Only 1227 persons emigrated in Febru ary against 1379 in the same month of 1896. All the steamship agents report a large return of business. SCHOOL SITES Affiliated Colleges Cornerstone Laid. Wilmerding School SAN FRANCISCO. March 27—The corner stone of the affiliated colleges was laid this afternoon on the college site south of Golden Gate par. The grand lodge of Masons, board of regents and faculties of the various colleges comprising the university partlcupated. Despite the threatening weather a large assemblage witnessed the ceremonies. Bishop Nichols of the Episcopal church offered prayer, and the corner stone was laid by Grand Master Lucas of the Ma sons and Dr. R. Beverly Cole of the fac ulty of medicine. Speeches were made by Mayor Phelan, ex-Mayor Sutro, who donated the site; Arthur Rodgers, repre senting the regents, and President Kel logg of the university. A private conference was held in the mayor's office this afternoon between a committee of the board of regents and a committee of citizens appointed by the Merchants' association upon the selec tion of a site for the Wllmerding school of Industrial arts. During the discus sion it was remarked that the regents were likely to select a site in some other town. The regents declared that there was no foundation for the rumor. They were positive that the school would be erect ed in San Francisco in accordance with the wishes of the testator. Each of the regents said It was not a condition that a site be given for the school. It had been decided to locate the school In this city, even though no site be given. A citizens' committee of four was then appointed to act with the mayor and regents in securing a site. A Crooked Banker AKRON, Col., March 27.— H. G. Neal son, cashier of the Washington county bank, now In the hands of a receiver, was arrested today charged with lar ceny, embezzlement, receiving deposits when he knew the bank was Insolvent, and misappropriating the funds of the bank. NOW KANSAS HAS IT AND FEARS IT PRESAGES DIKE CALAMITY Sunflower Stats Necks Stretched Out to See the Famous California Air Ship KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 17.— Specials to the Times from several points indicate that the "airship," which has been troubling various other com munities, has at last struck Kansas, or that the mysterious aerial visitor Is hov ering over the Sunflower state and to night there appeared in the western sky a "blood red light, different from any thing before seen in the heavens." It was visible for over three-quarters of an hour, an* appeared to be traveling in a northeasterly direction. The night was very dark!, and the mysterious noc turnal visitor appeared so far off that nothing but the light was to be made out. The light, however, was plainly seen by many persons, and created the greatest excitement. Many people who were on the streets hurrml to their cel lars, fearing tiaat a great calamity was impending. From t'.ie steps of the state capitol fully 200 people watched the strange light. Governor saw the visitor and said: "I dbn't know what that fhing Is, but I hope it may yet solve the railroad problem." Similar reports were received by the Times from Atchison, Holton and Hia watha, and in all of these places a great commotion was created. The reports received tonight are not the first of the kind from Kansas. For two weeks past such occurrences have been reported from country districts of the Sunflower state. Belleville reports that on Wednesday thir'.een residents of the village watched the mysterious light for fully half an hour as it hovered over the village. "It went rapidly north against lh» wind, disappeared, and returned in fif teen minutes. It seemei to have a headlight, and gave out bluish reflec tions." This is but a sample of the stories re ceived during the past week. KENTUCKY'S SENATOR Hanna Advises the Withdrawal of Hunter's Name FRANKFORT, Ky„ March 27.—The Democrats and bolting Republicans re fused to answer to thedr names In the legislature today, preventing a quorum. There was no ballot, the Democrats and the bolting Republicans refusing to an swer to their names because of a rumor which gained cunrency shortly before the hour of the Joint session to the effect that the Hunter men, desperate over their failure to elect their man, had 1 de liberately entered into pairs with a num ber of Democrats with the avowedt in tention of breaking them when the bal lot was taken. To prevent any such ac tion the opposition declined to answer. There were a number of Hunter men present who were paired. It is rumored that Mark Hanna's man here, Secretary of State Samuel M. Tay lor of Ohio, has advised the withdrawal of Hunter and the nomination of At- torney-General W. S. Taylor, who is a staunch supporter of the present nom inee. The Great News Service NEW YORK, March 27—The New York Herald, New York Tribune, New York Times, New York Eventing Tele gram, Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Philadelphia Record and Philadelphia Evening Telegram have entered into ninety-year contracts wHth the Aes-ociat ed Press and have severed all news re lations with the United Press. The Vin dicator, at Youngstown, Ohio, has also joined! the Associated Press. SLOWER'N MOLASSES (Continued from Pag* One.) Democrat who will vote for the tariff bill, said today as to his course: "My position is this: The policy of largely supporting the government by Indirect taxation will not be abandoned. White It is to be continued, I can see no good reason why the people of my district should not share in the advantages of its assessement. I believe in a revenue tariff levied without discrimination, as suggested in the natlorfal Democratic platform. The people of my district were greatly outraged by the free raw material policy of the Cleveland admin istration. They regarded it as legisla tion in favor of the manufacturer and against the producer. Its blighting effect was felt throughout the district. In 1894 the assessors in Texas collected taxes upon 4,691,000 sheep; in 1896 upon 2,140,889. If thle ratio of decrease is con tinued we will apparently soon be com pelled to buy ail our woolen clothes abroad, and in the event of war and blockaded ports our condition might be come really deplorable. "The district convention upon the plat form of which I made my race for con gress, demanded a tariff upon imported cattle, hides and wool. I promised the people of the district that If they elected me I would vote for free silver and agalr.st free wool and hides, and I shall cast both votes when the opportunity presents itself." A CURRENCY SCHEME. WASHINGTON, March 27.—Repre sentative Walker of Massachusetts to day introduced two bills relating to banking and currency, entitled respec tively: "To modify the national bank ing laws so as to provide the people with a safe, ample, elastic and cheap curren cy," and "To call in fractional paper money now Injuring the prosperity of the country." The first bill provides that hereafter no national bank shall be required to de posit bonds to secure circulation, and circulating notes are to be Issued up to the amount of the unimpaired capital of the bank. The same reserve is re quired for the circulating notes' as for individual deposits. The cash shall be in specie, and at least ont-half of it in gold. The specie shall be paid on de mand, under penalty of 24 per cent in terest as damages during the time of re fusal so to pay. The other bill provides for the Issue of $750,000,000 of bonds un der the act of January 19, 1875, running from two to ten years and drawing 2H per cent Interest. The proceeds are to be used In redeeming and canceling outstanding United States legal tender notes, treasury notes and salver cer tificates. The bill further authorizes the sale of silver bullion and silver dollars In the treasury at the market value whenever such silver dollars oannot be kept in circulation as money. The pro ceeds of the sale of sliver shall reduce the Issue of bonds to that extent. CAPITAL CITY NOTES. WASHINGTON, March 277.—President McKinley amended the dinner of the Gridiron ofub, which was given tonight in. honor of the president and his cab several senators and representative* were amor.* the guests. Mr. McKinley met not only many public men with whom he was acquainted, but nearly all the members ef the club were his per sonal friends when he wae in congress. The dinner was conducted on the usual Gridiron style, brlgM speeches, good songs, rollicking choruses and sparkling wit- Additional applications for appoint ments to presidential offices unHer the treasury department have been filed as follow-s: H. O. Davis, as assayer of the mint at San Francisco: J. B. Gamble, as collector of customs at Rltka, Alaska. Representative Shafroth of Colorado today introduced a bill to permit the location of mining claims on forest re serves. President McKinley was visited today by a committee of the Academy of Forty composed of Ruth G. Havens, Sarah Spenloer, Emma M. Glllett, Helen R. Holmes and Mary Durham, who sought to secure a modification in the civil ser vice rules so as to prevent discrimination against women in certification by the commissioner to the appointing author ities. Thep resident promised to give the petition his personal attention. JOBS WANTED For the Chairmen of the Tariff As sociation CHICAGO, March 27.—The executive officers of the western roads met today to consider a number of questions brought up by the approaching disso lution of the Western Freight association and the Western Passenger association. The principal matter that came up for consideration was the fate of the chair men of the associations and their era- ployes. To some of these roads the men are under bonds to pay their salaries for a number of years. They were com pelled to bind themselves in this way in order to secure the men from positions they already had. The two chairmen will of course be provided for, as both are men of unquestioned ability in railroad affairs, and it is altogether likely that provision will be made for the smaller officials of both associations. Another matter that came up for long and earnest consideration is the fati of the smaller organizations which are in large part dependent upon the life of the main or ganization. These smaller institutions are the weighing bureaus, classification committee and the like, who have no rate-making powers, but at the same time are interested in the rates It is not believed that these organisations come within the scope of the decision of the supreme court decision, but the ex ecutive officers are somewhat in doubt on the matter. No action was taken on any of the matters today, but it was the unanimous opinion that the roads can not get along without their weighing and classification organizations and that some method must be devised by which they can be continued. MORE WITHDRAWALS CEDAR RAPIDS, la., March 27.—The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern announces its withdrawal from the Western Passenger association, follow ing the action of the Rock Island yes terday. The Burlington. Cedar Rapids and Northern has not yet signified an Intention of withdrawing from the freight association. SAN FRANCISCO, March 27—As a resu if the supreme oourt decision on the ismissouri association the agents of i Chicago, Burlington and Qulnoy and lbs Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railways have given notice of the with drawal of their companies from the local passenger association. MILITIA MARKSMEN Major Wegener Breaks All the Pistol Records SACRAMENTO. March 27.—1n the state shoot of the national guard Major H. A. Wegener of San Francisco won the first medal for pistol shooting by a score of 49 out of a possible 60. This Is the highest score made in pistol shoot ing since the national guard was organ ized. Major O. G. Grant of Stockton won second prise, his score being 46. In the rifle contest, in which Interest Is particularly centered, Private J. F. Robinson, company D, Fifth Infantry, won the first medal by a score of 46 out of 50. Capt. C. T. Poutler of company A, Fifth infantry, took second prize by a score of 45. He was "Creedmored" by Robinson. A Tailors' Strike NEW YORK, March 27.—A strike of 10,000 tailors is expected to take place after the Hebrew holidays. The tailors have been compelled to work practically under the old task sys tem, whereby the contractors give a certain number of coats to a tailor to make and offer him a lump sum for the work. The Brotherhood of Tailors pro poses to restore its former scale of week ly wage's, which ranged from 810 to 818 for 59 hours, the higher figure being paid to operators. Smashed Himself SAN FRANCISCO. March 27 —An- drew Bohm committed suicide today by- Jumping from the fourth story window of a lodging house. His brains be spattered the pavement. He was de spondent because he thought his chil dren neglected him. A Big Mortgage CLEVELAND, 0., March 27.—Adams, Jewett & Co., paper bag manufacturers, this afternoon recorded mortgages cov ering all of their property and aggre gating 8130,000. Mortgages are creditors of the firm. The Boy Dynamiter SAN JOSE, March 27 —The father of John Ceravagne, the Italian boy who put dynamite on the Southern Pacific tracks, has asked that the court send him to Whlttier. It will probably be done. PERSONALS George Mac Donald) of San Francisco is at the Hollenbeck. M. Heyn registered at the HoV.enbecl: yesterday from Shanghai, China. Henry B. Haskell, a commission mer chant from Chicago, Is at the Nadeau. The Rev. George Hoke Jones, a mis sionary from Korea, in East Asia, Is at the Westminster. Peter D. Martin is a guest at the Van Nuys, and Is rejoicing with his friends at the California club. Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Crawford are nt the Hollenbeok. Dr. Crawford Is a prominent New York physician, and a well known club man. _ , salesman for Onus. Negele A Co. of Portland, Oregon, dledl at the Narick Friday night of consumption. J. Cutting; and T. Borg, two olub men who are well known in New York so ciety, arrived last night on the overland Hmlted and are at the Van Nuys. Mr. and! Mrs. Thomas Watson of Snn Francisco are at the Van Nuys. Mrs. Watson is the daughter of Claus Sprock ets, the sugar king, and was only recent ly married. At the Hotels VAN NUTS. —Chas. N. Fox, Oakland; Wm P. Gould. Monteclto; J. Cutting, New York; T. Borg. New York; Henry VI as, Madison, Wis.; Mrs. Jessie B. Ford, Pitts burg- C. W. Roberts. San.Francisco: W. A. SprSgue and wife, Cleveland; Mrs. J. A. rtVoome. Sausallto; J. W. Bowen. Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Watson. San ttun clsco; S. H. Deathe, St. Louis; S. B. Peter son, San Francisco; Miss M. C. P et f rs , on . San Francisco; Mrs. W. Demlng Smith. San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Rus sell, Hartford, Ct; Miss Ed4th 8 Ruraell, Hartford, Ct.; Henry White and wife, Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Shoemaker, Toledo: Mrs. John S. Hannah, Chicago; Miss Elizabeth Hannah, Chicago; K. J. Phelps. Minneapolis; Mrs. E. W. Eyerson, Providence, R. I.: Mrs. Mary A. Slddleand Miss Helen R. Sldtfle, Providence R. i.; Peter D. Martin, San Francisco; G. Linn timer. Philadelphia; John Farrall, New York: A. W. Markle. New York; T W. Markle, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Buckman, Trenton. N. J.; I- V. W. Buck man, Trenton, N. J.; Miss Caroline, Whar ton, Trenton, N. J.; Miss Alice Barton, Newton, Mass.; Mrs. Sarah E. Ellis. Paw tucket, R. L; Miss Florence Ellis, Paw tucket R. Li F. A. Howe, Marboro, Mass.; Miss Charlotte Howe, Marboro, Mass.; 1. M White, Winchester, Mass.; Miss Amy White, Winchester, Mass.; R. Stuart Chase, Haverhill. Mass.; A. D. Hewitt, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. R. Custer, Chicago; Miss Custer, Chicago; Miss Pomeroy, Chi cago- Mrs. H. Underbill, Chicago; Mrs. A Halliday, Detroit; Tom Roberts. Detroit. HOLLENBECK.-V. W. Crysler, De troit- A. D. Graham. St. Mary's O.; George Mac Donald, San Francisco; Adam Hoch, Toledo; C. F. Fischer, San Francisco; 8. Johnson, San Diego; Ezra Hukill. New York- John 8. Mitchell. San Francisco; Walter R. Hall, San Francisco; Mrs. A. B. Lander, Prospect Park; Mrs. Ge* W. Watson Prospect Park; Frank Sterling. New York; A. Dufor. New Orelans; John Lawler, Prescott, A. T.; Frank Cox, Phoe nix- Mrs. G. F. Getty and child, Minneapo lis- 8 T. Godlbe, Salt Lake; P. A. Carey, Chicago; J. A. Scott. Chlno; H. F. R. Vail, Santa Barbara; Frank B. Meyers , Clncin. nattl: J. T. McCrossan, San Francisco; w. E. Walsh and wife. Albuquerque, N. M.; G. R. Smith, New York: T. E. Gay, San Francisco; W. F. Poole, Chicago; F. Win ters, Chicago; E. Dawson, Chicago; G. L Davis and wife, New York; T. H. Skipper, Dyersburg, Term.; E. Hyams and wife, San Francisco; Miss Carrie Wolff. Salt Lake; W. O. Lehman, Philadelphia; M. Heyn, Shanghai. NADEAU.-R. McCracken, San Francis co; R. A. Tuttle, San Francisco; Robert Day and wife, San Francisco; E. W. Meyers. San Francisco; Arthur Comptou and daughter, San Francisco; E. J. Pratt, San I ranclsco; Jake Cohn. San Francisco; F. V Moores, Randsburg; J. A. Whit mo. 1 San Bernardino; O. F. Dearth. Ba' Held; D. Medburg, New York; H. Cr metier, New York; J. A. More.and. Sa anclsco; E. J. Miller. San Frenclsco. M .1 Mrs. J. F. Bannock, San Francis es M. Carman, San Francisco; George D, .rte, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. H I'rice. Detroit, Mich.; M. H. Oreen ba.. Louisville, Ky.; G. W. Jewell, San Gab.. c :; E. Levy, Chicago; L. C. Kruger, Chicago; Paul Wohlbruck, Milwaukee. WESTMINSTER.—A. J. Lowenberg. San Francisco; Mrs. t Lowenberg. San Fran cisco; Mrs. W. B. Root Westtteld, Mass.; Mrs. R. A. Sweet, Chicago; Mrs P. H. Valentine, San Diego; Mrs. Ross, Madison. Ind ■ Mies Francis Ross. Madison, Inn.; Mr G E. FTow, Madison, Ind.: W. L. Smith, Worcester, Mass.: E. L. Allen Sar. Francisco- F. E. Fernald, San Francisco; Mr* W L. Hall. New York City; W. T. Morris. Colorado Springs; W. T. Little, Colorado Springs; W. A. Kelsell and wife, Oieholi Java; J. Mclntlre and wife, Chi cago; Rev. Geo. Hoke Jones, Korea. AFTER JUSTICE Will the District Attorney's Office Explain? CAUSE OF LONG DELAY MAYBURY'S EFFORTS TO SE CURE JUSTICE Frequent Calls Mads With Littls Result—Nearly a Month to Get a Battery Complaint In response to the denial of Deputy District Attorney James that there had been any delay In the Issuing- of the com plaint In the battery charge against S. H. Vlnnelle, the ex-deputy constable charged by William Mayhury with as saulting him on the 12thi of August, 1896, and which case was only tried In the po lice court on Thursday last, Mayibury has written a letter to The Herald In which, after reviewing the circum stances of the assault, he says: "On the day after this attack I went with my attorney to the police court to get a complaint, but as Mr. James was busy with a trial'before a jury and as I was feeling very sick I went home, after making arrangements with my attorney to go to Mr. James' office the next day, which I did and: laid my case before him, a complaint be'issued for an assault upon me with a deadly weapon, a revolver. James tub*, he could'not gilve me a complaint on my own and wife's evidence alone. He asked whether any one else had seen the affray. I told him that the truckmen who were removing the furniture from the house at 903 South Olive street, which was the cause of the trouble, had'seen the entire affair, and'ho said that if I would get their names he would investigate the matter. "I went again to my attorney, who procured the names and gave them to Mr. James that same day, Aug. 14, 1896. After that I waited in vain to hear of the arrest of Vlnnelle being made. Finally, on the morning of Sept. Bth I again went to him and he told me to call again at 1:30 p. m., when he would give me the complaint. At that time he fulflilled his promise and issued the document, but Instead of giving me one for assault with a deadly weapon he merely charged Vlnnelle with assault and battery, say ing that it amounted to the same thing. I swore to the complaint In Justice Mor rison's court the came day. To the clerk of the court I gave Vlnnelle's address, 217 New High street, told him the de fendant was a deputy constable in the township court, and lie replied that it would be all right and the arrest would be made. "Some two months after this I was in the township court and there saw Vln nelle. I went several times to the court house and the police station to see why the arreot had not been made, but got no satisfaction. In January I laid the mat ter before the grand Jury, then In ses sion. On Feb. 9th I saw the foreman of the Jury, who returned to me the pap. M embodying the evidence I had laid be fore them, and said that they had been instructed by the district attorney.! H(rn^r?a > i , #ntU , V I .ftvUon. in_the matter assault upon me Investigated,whereupon he sent to the district attorney's office and Mr. Holton came down. "Mr. Holton examined the papers and I was called Into the grand Jury room and questioned. Mr. James was also summoned and said that he remembered me, but recollected little or nothing of the case. After he had once Issued the complaint he had nothing more to do with a case until it came to trial. He advised me to go and see Mr. Stockwell. the new clerk of Judge Morrison's court, and get him to hunt up the warrant. There I found that the records showed that the warrant had been iosued the same day the complaint was sworn out, September 8, 1898, but no trace of the for mer document could be found. On in forming Mr. James of this, he wrote a request to Mr. Stockwell to Issue an alias warrant. I again asked that the warrant be issued for assault with a deadly weapon, to which he again re pjled that It made no difference, as the allegation of violence in the battery complaint would cover the same ground. The alias warrant was Issued on Feb ruary' 9, and tnen came another wait. "On the loth of March I went to Chief of Police Class to see why Vlnnelle had not been arrested. He found that the warrant had remained unserved because his officers had been unable to locate Vlnnelle. I told him that the latter had been seen In the city on the 13th, where upon he ordered a fresh search to be made, which finally resulted in Vlnnelle's giving himself Into custody when he heard that he was wanted, and the trial occurred." At the trial Dictrlct Attorney James excused himself from appearing; the prosecution being represented by Judge J. Noonan Phillips. Deputy District At torney Willis appeared as a witness for the defense. Where the missing war rant went to Is unknown—possibly W. W Everett, the absconding police court clerk, could tell. Neither the police nor Constable Johnston's office have any record of its delivery to them and it simply dropped out of sight. That there was delay In issuing the complaint on the part of the district attorney's office Is shown by the above statement and that it resulted from Mr. James' tactics seems shown. The subsequent loss of the warrant and failure to arrest cannot be laid at any one's door until It Is known who had the warrant. Decision in the case was to have been rendered by Jus tice Morrison yesterday, but the matter was postponed until Monday, when Vln nelle will hear the Judgment of ths court. Chauncey Grows Bettor NEW YORK, Marc%27.—Dr. Chauncsy M. Depew will be able to leave his house on Monday after a confinement of ten> days. He was attacked by Iritis, that threatened to destroy his sight. Endorsed for Printer COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 27.—Ths Hocking Valley Editorial association has adopted a resolution indorsing Mr. Jan. G. Gibbs of the Norwalk Reflector for public printer. ..jAiti Undelivered Telegrams Undelivered telegrams are at ths Western Union telegraph office for the 1 following persons: A. D. Halliday, E. H. Davis. John C. Wray, J. C. Craner, D. R Emerson. Charles H. Scott, C. B. Cot- I ton, H. L. Wright. Word comes from England that a prc i fessor in a theological school, after dls | cussllng- the Cretan question and Its I bearings upon Christianity, asked ths I class, "which of the contestants do you think will win?" "Fitssimntons," I promptly replied one of the candidates I for holy orders.