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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 3JO. OLEOGRAPHS FREE FOR ADVERTISERS IN OUR CLASSI fIed columns. THE HERALD WILL GIVE A HANDSOME OLEOGRAPH To each person who Inserts an adver tisement of three lines or more In these columns. It's a pretty picture and will be an ornament to any household. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION I.OS ANGELES DAILY HERALD I.OS ANGELES DAILY HERALD I.OS ANGELES DAILY HERALD I.OS ANGELES DAILY HERALD I.OS ANGELES DAILY HERALD IjOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION SWORN STATEMENT CIRCULATION State of California, County of Los An geles—ss. L. M. Holt, superintendent of circula tion of the Los Angeles Dally Herald, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That for the five months from February 1, 1897, to June 30, 1897 (Inclusive), the total circulation of the said Dally Her ald was 1.290,635 copies, being an AVERAGE DAILY CIRCULATION OP 8604 That the week-day circulation during the above time was 1.071,567, being A DAILY AVERAGE OF 8306 COPIES That the Sunday circulation during the above time was 219.05», being AN AVERAGE FOR EACH SUNDAY OF 10,431 L. M. HOLT, Superintendent of Circulation. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of July, 1897. FRANK J. COOPER, Notary Public In and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California. FOR SALE—MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE—A~ STRICTLY MODERN up-to-date new upr ght piano at a bar gain. See E. I. BRYANT, 204>/ 2 S. Broad way, room 213. 12 FOR SALE—HORSE, HARNESS AND buggy; $30. At feed yard, cor. Little and San Jul.an sts. 6 FOR SALE—ONE SPRING WAGON. Cor. Rosedale and Linden ayes. 6 FOR SALE-CHEAP, 3-CHAIR BARBER shop. 460 S. Spring st. 7 FOR SALE—LIVE STOCK FOR SALE-3 PROOF JACKS, LARGE size, brown and mouse color. Address San Gabriel postofflce, or W. W. GARNER. Garvey ranch. San Gabriel. 8-7 FOR SALE—CHEAP; 25 HEAD LARGE well-broke mules In good condition. In pttlre of W. C. WILLSON. Mojave. S PLUMBERS FRANK A. WEINSHANK, PLUMBER and gasfltter, 210 E. Second St. Tel 136. WANTED—MALE HELP HUMMELL, BROS. & CO. EMPLOYMENT AGENTS. California Bank Building, 300-302 W. Second street, In basement. Telephone UX>. | MEN'S DEPARTMENT Hoe down, $1.50 per day. etc.; old man. chores, $10 etc.; teamster, $1 etc.; scraper holder, $1 etc.; milker, $30 etc.; butcher. $35 etc., shop; slaughter-house man, $:I5 etc.; butcher, country, $30 etc.; pick and shovel men. $1.50 day; ranch hands. $15 etc., one 18 etc., two $20 etc.; 3 wood chop pers, $2 cord; blacksmith .$2.50, one $2 day, one $1.50 and board, country; black smith's helper. $1 and board; miner. $1.50 and board; 2 men sawmill, $1 etc; sack sewer, $2 and board. MEN'S HOTEL DEPARTMENT Baker's helper. $S etc.: waiter. $6 etc.; roustabout, $3.50 etc.; head cook, $60 etc.; arm waiter, $25 and room; second baker, $20 etc.: all-around laundryman, $12 week; colored waiters, $25, etc.; cook. $15, etc.; laundrymnn, $12 week. etc.. etc. HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT Cook, 3 men, $12; girl, assist, $10; cook, family '3, $30; housegirl. $115; housegirl, good cook. $25, also one $20; ranch cook, $15 and 1 $25; 2 housegirls, country, $15 and $20 and fares; second girl, $20; German housegirl, $20. WOMEN'S HOTEL DEPARTMENT Chambermaid, beach. $20; waitress, as sist bake counter, $5 week; restaurant waitress, $1 day; arm waitress, $6 week; second girl, family hotel. $20; waitress, hotel, country, $20 etc.; extra waitresses, beach, $1.50 day; starnher, steam laundry, beach, and shirt finisher, $1.50 day; wo man, country. $20; waitress, San Diego, $20. HUMMEL BROS. & CO. WANTED—WE WANT INTELLIGENT men to prepare by mall for govern ment positions: 6000 appointments this year; information free. CIVIL SERV ICE COLLEGE OF CORRESPOND ENCE, Washington, D. C. 7 WANTED —IP YOU A RBI AN ACTIVE man, willing to work and deposit $10 cash, we guarantee you $4 a day; per manent position. Address V., box 24, Herald. 6 WANTED—BOOKKEEPER AND STE nographer for book store. Address, (fly« lng references, X V, box '36, Herald. 7 WANTED SITUATIONS—MALE WANTED—GENTLEMAN NOW HOLD lng responsible position in San Francisco, desires a position in Los Angeles, to be nearer Interests he owns In Southern California; good accountant and corre spondent; age, 42; long experience in San Francisco wholesale houses; references and bonds. Address A. R. NORTH, box 2ti, He-raid . 14-16-18-20-22-24-28-28-30-2-4 WANTED—AGENTS WANTED—AGENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL insurance: salary and commission! expe r ence not nectssary. Apply room !>. 105 IP. Kir.st st. S-27 WANTED—TO BUY LIVE STOCK WANTED—CALVES AND BAT STOCK. FRED HUGHES, Durham market. 106T Temple st. 6-24tf WANTED—TO BORROW ! WANTED — MONEY; $500 ON CITY property on Adams st. Also $*iCKK>. Income ranch property. See E. I. BRYANT, 204',- S. Broadway, room 213. 12 WANTED-MISCELLANEOUS WANTED—SIOOO KLONDYKE GRUB ! stake; experienced miner; best of refer- I ences. H., box 60, Herald. tf SPECIAL NOTICES NOTICE—THE LOS ANGELES CITY Water Co. will strictly enforce the fol lowing rules: The hours for sprinkling are between the hours of 6 and 8 oclock a. m. and 6 and S oclock p. m. For a vio lation of the above regulations the water will be shut oft and a fine of $2 will be charged before the water will be turned on again. tf THE NEW, STAUNCH SCHOONER H. C. Wahlberg will leave San Pedro for Juneau August 15th. For freight and passengers, apply A. W. ANTHONY, San Diego. 7 THE DAILY JOURNAL, PUBLISHING county official records, real estate trans fers, mortgages, liens, building news; one dollar monthly. 205 New High st. tf SPECIAL SALE—NO CHARGE FOR borders with 5c and 7 l ,£c wall paper. WALTER. 218 W. Sixth St. 8-12 MRS - STEER TAKES~CARE~OF THE face, hands and feet. 124 W. Fourth. 11-4 TSE GRANT'S SYSTEM TONIC~~FOR malaria. 12TV4 W. Second st. S-16 PRACTICAL C HIMNEY SWEEPE R. FROVA. 826 Keller. 8-14 BATHS THE LOS ANGELES VITAPATHIC IN stltute gives faradic, static and galvanic electricity, vapor, sun and electrical baths, sheet packs, fomentations, salt glows, sprays, showers and shampoos; Swedish and German massage, chro mopathy, vocuum treatment; read our big Sunday advertisement on page 20; 15 treating rooms, 35 rooms for patients and guests. Largest vitapathlc institute in California. DR. HARRIMAN, physi cian in charge. Consultation free. Thurs day evening meetings free to all Investi gators at 534% South Broadway. Hotel Deluware. tf HYGIENIC BATH PARLORS—ELEC tric and steam baths; massage, salt glows and constitutional treatment; for ladles and gentlemen. 125 W. Fourth St.; Tel. Brown 112. 8-10 LOST AND FOUND STRAYED—A BAY MARE, WEIGHT about 900 pounds; had on leather halter; scar on near hind leg in front of hock; aged 3 years. Return to 1002 W. Eleventh St., get reward. 8 IF THE PARTY WHO FOUND A SMALL brown setter puppy on Broadway near Third st. will return to The Fashion, 251 S. Broadway, it will be made satis factory. 6 LOST—A~PINK ORGANDIE WAIStXnD 4 yards of white satin ribbon. Send to J. S. CHAPMAN, room 101 Potomac blk. 6 , —— FRUITS AND VEGETABLES LUDWIG A MATTHEWS, WHOLESALE and retail fruits and vegetables. MOTT MARKET. 135 S. Main st. Tel. 550 tf (Additional classified ads on second page) THE HERALD DEPUTIES GET TIRED Of Poor Provisions and Long Hours TURTLE CREEK MINE CLOSED THE STRIKERS ARE GAINING AT OTHER PLACES Camp Determination Is Struck by Lightning and Two Strikers Killed—De Armitt's Plan Associated Press Special Wire. PITTSBURG, Pa., August s.—Out of the 2000 strikers who camped at Turtle creek last Saturday barely 300 now re main at Camp Determination. In ad dition to the large number turned out of camp and cut off from the free lunch distributed yesterday many were drafted to Plum creek, where the great struggle for supremacy between the strikers and the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal company will be carried on. At Turtle creek and Ssndy creek the 1 strikers have practically won. Turtle Creek mine, known as No. 4, Is closed down as tight as the strikers can ever hope to close it by their present peaceful means of agitation. It is true that a few men are still at work In the pit but they are not putting out any coal. The same holds good at Sandy creek. Reports from Plum Creek are conflicting. Su perintendent De Armitt claims that 255 men are still working, while the strikers say they counted but thirty going into the pit this morning. GETTING TIRED The deputies at Plum creek are hav ing a hard time. Many are complaining and a number have resigned. They are up from before daylight until long after the sun has' set. They are under a con stant strain. All the mines are con nected by private telegraph and tele phone wires and every stranger or body of strangers moving along the highways is immediately reported to the nearest officer by scouts and the foreman or, managers of all the pits get notice. At the point upon which any march thus leported seems to be directed, there is a stir among the deputies. As these marches are of almost hourly occurrence day and night in all directions, the deputies are in a state of apprehension and activity. The feeding and lodging facilities are limited and are not ade quate to the demands made upon them. The- fact that none of the depu'ies are used to hardships adds to their dis comfiture. Early this morning Superintendent De Armitt had a brush with the marchers. They were on the march and as they approached they opened ranks for him to pass through. When they neared the end of the road leading into the Murraysville road he stopped them, say ing the road was the private property of the New York and Cleveland Gas and Coal company. The men held a con sultation and concluded to march on, which they did. De Armitt marched with them threatening them with arrest, but no arrests were made. It became rumored about among the campers today that President De Armitt had made arrangements to bring 300 colored men to the mines from Virginia, and that they would be here by Satur day. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING PITTSBURG, August 5— Consterna tion was caused in the strikers' camp last night by a terrific wind and electrical storm which passed over Turtle Creek Valley, doing great damage. At Sandy Creek a tree in the Jefferson school house yard was struck by lightning and two strikers were knocked insensible. Their condition is critical. Six others were fhocked. Col. A. E. McAndless, Surgeon-ln- Chlef of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and Col. A. L. Logan, Quarter- master-General, are in Turtle Creek to diay. It is said they are looking for a suitable site for a camp in case troops should be called out. Col. McAndless refused to affirm or deny that he was in the district In connection with Inquiries being made by the Governor. At present there is absolutely no need of troops. President Dolan announced that the next demonstration at Camp Determina tion will take place Saturday evening. It will be a record-breaker. All the strikers from Homestead and Braddock will be present. Plans are being made for a strikers' march to Brad-dock an i there to meet bands and march back, gathering up recruits along the route In this way they expect to bring in an enormous crowd. At least four thous and are expected from two towns on the Monongahela. By the first of next week, when the strike leaders say they expect to have all the New York and Cleveland Company's mines closed tight, the strikers at Tur tie Creek and Plum Creek and Sandy Creek will move on into the Westmore land field and locate camps at the differ ent mines there. All the Westmoreland mines are running and It is to stop put ting coal into the Pittsburg market from there that the move is contemplated.. The manager of the Westmoreland Coal Company states that the strikers will be treated as trespassers. The Pennsylvania Gas and Coal Company will pursue the same tactics. There is an agreement between De- Armltt and the Westmoreland company, the former to ship west only, the latter east. The situation in and' about the De Armitt mines has not changed materi ally since yesterday. The Plum creek nines are more- closely guarded by the strikers, anid they have succeeded in still further reducing the number of diggers, and slowly but surely decreas ing the output. Today It was stated that twenty-five men quit work in the Plum creek mines. Eeverythjn«r is quiet today. The campers at Plum LOS ANGELES, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1897 creek secured a dancing platform near Center this morning and are now camped there. Cofflce and Sedgwick, Injured by lightning last night, will die. The oth ers will recovei Miners' day closed In this city by a meeting on Duquesne wharf, where a crowd of from 8000 to 10,000 people as sembled to hear Eugene V, Debs, Mrs 1 . Jones and several local speakers. The speakers were given a hearty reception and the sentiments presented were loud ly cheered, especially when allusions were made to the unrighteousness* of the suppression of free speech and: law ful assemblage. Large delegations of miners are ex pected at Turtle creek during the night and tomorrow for the meeting which is to be addressed by Debs, Strike lead ers say the attendant's will be as large as the McCrea meeting last Monday. A delegation of Yough miners arrived today. They had walked fifty miles. The miners' families along the Mo nongahela river are again reported to be wanting the necessaries of life. Des titution' is prevalent at every mining hamlet, and hundreds of families have not had enough to eat for several days-. At Monongahela City a soup house has been started and a committee appoint ed to solicit provisions. STRIKE SPREADING PRINCETON, Ind., August 5 —Llew- ellen, in charge of the marching coal miners, about 300 strong, has succeeded in getting the miners out at Ayreshire, Jackson, Harttvtil and Petersburg. It Is predicted that the miners at Boon vlHe and Evansvllle will go out in the next twenty-four hours and the New burg mines will be closed later on and then the miners in Central and Western Kentucky will be crusaded. There is no violence being resorted to by the march ers at any point. It is claimed that there is great suffering by hunger by the fam ilies at some points where miners are out, but it is believed that plenty of food will be given the families. The marchei s in Kentucky will be under the supervi sion of W. C. Webb, at one time a mem ber of the national executive board. There are no miners now at work in the Maule coal mine, this city. A UTAH STRIKE SALT LAKE. August 5.—A special to the Tribune from Rock Springs. Wyo., says the miners employed by the Sweet water Coal Mining company went on strike this morning, demanding an in crease of ten cents a ton for digging coal. Take Steps to Build a Home for Aged Members SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. s.—Today's session of the great council of Red Men was entirely taken up with routine busi ness. There was a long discussion as to the duties of the great sachem, and it was decided that all buildings and other property of defunct lodges becomes the property of the great council to be held In trust. In relation to the report of the com mittee on law and usage, It was decided that lodge benefits for a brother begin to accrue six months after he has been received- Into tbe order. The committee appointed to consider the question of a home for aged Red Men was given authority to establish a corporation for the purpose as provided for by the law. Thisafternoon the mem - bers of the great council went across the bay to dedicate the new hall at Elmhurst. The Installation of the newly elected officers will be in order tomorrow after noon and will be the last important duly ofthe session. Andree's Balloon Has Not Yet Been Sighted BERLIN, August s—The Lokal An zeiger publishes a dispatch from Vardoe, the Norwegian island in the Arctic ocean, which says that the object seen floating in the White sea July 17 by Capt. Lehman of the Dutch steamer Dor drecht, supposed to be the balloon in which Prof. Andree started July 11 from Amsterdam island in an attempt to cross the north pole, turns out to be the body of a whale, which was floating on the sea, and which bore a close rt-semblance to the lop of a balloon. The whale was towed into Vardoe harbor. A special dispatch from Antwerp today says that the necessary sum of money to defray the expenses of the South pole expedition having been assured by a vote of further credit of fifty thousand francs, the steamer Belgica with the South pole exploring expedition on board will leave Antwerp August 15. Arizona Corporations PHOENIX, Ariz., August s.—Late In corporations filed in the office of the territorial secretary are: Bay Horse Mining company of Los Angeles, capi tal stock $1,250,000, of which $200,000 Is subscribed. Incorporators, Richard Garvey, J. A. Stevenson, F. H. Keith; Laurel Mountain Mining company of Los Angeles, capital stock $1,000,000. of which $305,000 Is subscribed; incorpora tors, H. H. Laflin, O. J. Weber, H. M. Weaver, J. R. Manning, J. L. Stanley. D. O. Donoghue, J. S. Stewart and P. J. Holloway. SALINAS, Aug. s.—The board of su pervisors today passed an ordinance giv ing a bounty of two cents for each squir rel killed in this county. The claimant's bill must be attested by a notary public anci sent with the tails to the county clerk, who submits them forinspectioi: by a board which attends to the destruc tion of the tails, so that there will be no duplicate claims for the same prop erty. Squirrels are a great pest in the southern part of this county. Salt Lake Lighting SALT LAKE, Utah, Aug. I—Articles of incorporation of the Utah Light end- Power company were made ready for tiling this afternoon. The capital stock of the corporation Is placed $4,550,000, and will cover the property and franchises of four companies now doing business in the state. A Lowell Memorial NEW YORK, Aug. s—The Evening World says that John Jacob Astor has.' donated $18,000 to purchase Elmwood, the home of James Russell Lowell at Cambridge, Macs., which will now be turned Into a memorial park and be thrown open to the- public. THE RED MEN ONLY A WHALE Bounty on Squirrels WEYLER'S WARFARE Does Not Suit the Critical Cubans HIS RETALIATION BY DECREES HARMS ONLY THE DWELLERS IN THE TOWNS While the Captain General Issues His Edicts the Insurgents Destroy Suburban Villages Associated Press "pecial Wire. NEW YORK, August 5.—A dispatch to the Herald from Havana says: "It is rumored that Gen. Weyler's departure for Matanzas was due to orders direct from Madrid sending him to the front. Weyler made preparations to take the field some days ago, but according to a statement made by an officer at the pal ace, he delayed his departure in order to mature a plan to entrap General Cas tillo. The Captaln-Gene'.al is severely for not having taken th-i fleld earhJr. For three wttks now bands of insurgents have been swarming into Matanzas, and even Havana. They have raided small towns and made demon strations before large towns. They have landed expeditions and had time to or ganize. Yet Gen. Weyier has contented himself with remaining on the defen sive and only retaliating on the insur gents by issuing decrees that consider ably aggravated the sufferings of the unfortunate reconcentrados. It was only when the insurgents boldly attack ed the suburbs of Havana before pub lic opinion forced him to go. Public opinion with regard to Weyler's policy is beginning to manifest itself. Business is at a standstill and merchants throw the blame on the Government. They say Weyler's edict? practically re strict them from doing business with the interior. The wholesale arrests that have lately been made and the terror of the people in the outskirts of the city, help to swell the feeling of discontent with the way the campaign is being carried on. The insurgents recently entered Es peranza, a railroad town of 3000 persons. There they met with some resistance, and there was considerable fighting in the streets. According to official ac counts the Insurgents left twenty killed when they finally retired. The com mander of the town was seriously wounded. He admits that the insurgent* robbed several stores. Bolondron. an other small town about eight league* from Matanzas, was also raided and many stores and buildings were de stroyed. In Havana province on Sunday last Insurgents attacked Santiago de las Ye - gas, four leagues from the Capital. A band was playing in the park at the time and most of the citizens were out promenading. A panic was threatened but the Spanish officers kept their heads and took prompt steps to repel the in surgents. There was brisk firing In the streets for a time but eventually the In surgents were forced to retreat. Several tti both sides were killed. The insur gents remained close up all night to keep a Are on the forts. Four hundred Insurgents under Gen. Castillo attacked La Chora, a town three miles north of Havana, on the ssir, night. Castillo was not able to enter the town, but kept up a fire on the forts all night. He also used dynamite-with great effect, throwing bombs into the town and destroying several public build ings. Three bombs were fired from dy namite guns, which were landed by a recent expedition. The Spaniards did not venture out of the town. The authorities determined on the fol lowing morning to be revenged on some one and arrested the family of Moreales Batteleßi because the daughter of the house was the fiancee of Castillo's late Chief of Staff. Mr. and Mrs. Morales, their daughter and two other children, were taken outside the town, ordered to kneel and were fired on by a squad of Spanish soldiers. Morales, his wife an-.i one child were killed at the first volley. The daughter and her 7-year-old brother were wounded and left on the ground. They will die. Several families have moved from the town. A WILD RUMOR MADRID, August s.—The Heraldo says it is understood that the United. States government has decided to wait four mouths longer for the pacification of Cuba, and that unless It is accom plished by that time the United States will undertake the protection of the in surgents. Inquiries made in official cir cles elicited a denial of the accuracy cf this announcement. A SPANISH VICTORY HAVANA. August s.—The Granada battalion has had an engagement near Moran with the insurgent forces under Maximo Gomez and Claud lo Sanchez, and has destroyed, according to the offi cial reports, four Insurgent camps with all the stores. The regulars lost 12 wounded and the insurgents had 17 killed and many wounded. BETS TO WIN MADRID, August 5.—A Carlist Dep uty made a bet with a Conservative colleague of 1000 trance, the former wagering that Don Carlos will be In Spain at the head of partisans before the end of February. 1898. CUSTOMS REFORM MADRID, August s.—As the result of a conference between Minister for the Colonies Castellano and Premier Cano vas the scheme for customs reforms in Cuba has been modified. The Craven Case SAN FRANCISCO, August s.—When the Angus-Craven case was resumed to day, Attorney Delmas calmly announced that he had only 75 witnesses for the de fense and did not, therefore, expect to INDEX OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS A lamp explosion at Long Beach causes a serious; fire. The Turkish sultan concludes not to send any ships to Crete. Food Inspector Dockery accused of crime for spilling some "pure Califor nia brandy" made of syrup and alco hol. L. A. W. national meet races be gin today; results on turf and track; winners of league ball games; gen eral sporting news. As armor-makers decline to bid at the prices set by congress, steps are to be taken looking to the establishment of a government plant. The United States bimetallic com missioners make little progress in England, though the case is not re garded as altogether hopeless. Explosion of mill dirt in a Chicago elevator results' in. the l death of five firemen, the injuring of fifty-one others and the wounding of many cit izens. The steamer Cleveland sails from Seattle for St. Michaels, being the last vessel of the season to connect with Yukon river boats, but a score of ships will carry passengers to Dyea before the end of August. General Weyler's methods of con ducting the Cuban campaign are very severely criticised by citizens of Ha vana; while the Spanish leader issues decrees the insurgents destroy sub urban towns and threaten Havana itself. There is little change in the situa tion in the coal mining regions; the deputy sheriffs are getting tired of hardship and lack of sleep; the strik ers, while showing no disposition to commit violence, do show a grim de termination to hold on. take up much more of the time of the court and jury. Mrs. Hasklns, the con fidential friend of Mrs. Nettie Craven, occupied the witness stand all today, having been called to prove the execu tion of the pencil will and the delivery of the pencil deeds by the late Senator Fair to Mrs. Craven. Upon cross-examina tion, plaintiff's counsel attempted to show that Mrs. Craven was under such deep pecuniary obligations to the wit ness that Mrs. Haskins found it to her own interests to help her out as much as possible. Mrs. Hasklns admitted that Mrs. Craven owed her some money, but could not be induced to state the exact amount. She also admitted having fur nished the means for Mrs. Craven's East ern trips. THE FREE LIST Now Includes Cocoanuts and Sheep Dip, Anyway WASHINGTON. August 5 —The com pleted comparison of the tariff bill pre pared by Mr. Charles H. Evans, the tariff expert, was made public today. The following are some of the compari sons in addition to those given last week: The average advslorem duty of the flax, hemp and Jute schedule is lower In the new law than in the Wilson law. That of the Wilson law was 46.94 per cent. The present law is 45.18 percent. The average ad valorem of the pulp, paper and book schedule under the pres ent law is 30.30 per cent. Under the Wil son law 22.18 per cent. The average ad valorem of the sundry schedule under the Dingley law is 23.35 per cent; under the Wilson law it was 24.79 per cent. The total value of articles transferred from the free list to the dutiable list Is placed at $101,968,941. Only two articles were transferred from the dutiable to the free list —cocoanut in: the shell and sheep dip. People and Money WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.—The latest official estimate of the population of the United States is 77.000,068. This is made by the actuary of the treasury, an offi cer whose duty It is, at frequent inter vals, to report on the per capita circu lation of money in the United States. Ho estimates that the present holdings of money are $22.53 for every man, woman and child in the United States. Saved From Hanging SAN QUENTIN, Aug. s.—William Leary, under sentence of death for the murder of a Swiss at Monterey in 1894. and one of the oldest Inmates of the state's prison, died today. He was re prieved) from time to time on account of his feeble condition, which was such that it was expected that a natural death would intervene before the sentence was executed. A Cheap Degree LONDON, Aug. s.—ln answer to a question in the house of commons today Mr. Balfour, first lord of the treasury, said her majesty's government would consider the advisability of prosecuting on the ground of obtaining money by false pretenses the "agents of the so called National University of Chicagi for offering to confer degrees for $5 each." A Historic Building ALBANY, August 5.r-Fort Cralo, the historic Van Rennsalaer mansion on the Hudson river in East Greenbush, has been sold under the auctioneer's hammer for $4300. It Is supposed to be the oldest building in tbe United States, having been erectedi In 1642 as a manor housr and place of defense. It was at one time General Abercrombie's headquarters. Col. Crocker's Will SAN FRANCISCO, August s—The Will of the late Col. Charles F. Crocker was admitted to probate this morning. The estimated value of the estate Is three millions, but it will probably be three times that amount. Henry T. Scott and Chas. F. Green were appoint ed executors and W. Easton guardian of minor children Ten Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS ARMOR FOR WARSHIPS Not Forthcoming When It Is Needed THE MAKERS DECLINE TO BID AT THu LOW PRICES SET BY CONGRESS Steps Are Taken to Establish a Gov ernment Plant as as Hay Be Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.—Charles Cramp of the shipbuilding Arm of Cramp & Sons was at the navy department to day in conference with Acting Secretary Roosevelt and Captain O'Neil, chief of the ordnance department, in the matter of armor for the battleships now build ing. The replies to Secretary Long's invitations to submit proposals for sup plying euch armor as they need for the ships they are building have been de layed by the absence from the United States of Mr. Charles Cramp. He has now made answer, and as was expected, declines to undertake the task. He was not averse, however, to undertaking to supply the small quantity of diagonal' . armor, amounting to about 80 tons for each ship, at the maximum price allowed by congress—s3oo per ton—his offer to do this being based on a desire topre vent a possible stoppage of work on the ships, owing to particular armor which must be worked into the hull structure. Meanwhile the secretary is proceeding to carry out the direction ot congress on the lines laid down by Secretary Long, and he has completed the person nel of the September board which is to make an investigation of the cost of es tablishing a government armor plant. As announced today, the board will consist of Commodore Howell, com mandant of League Island 1 navy yard: Captain McCormick. captain of the Nor folk navy yard; Chief Perry from the Monterey, Civil Engineer Menocal from New York navy yard; Lieut. Fletcher, from the torpedo station, with Lieut. W. I. Chambers from the Minneapolis as recorder. This board! will meet Monday next in the ordnance bureau here for organi zation and to outline the work. It is not to be conjectured how long the inquiry will last, but the magnitude of the task and the probability that difficulty will be encountered in securing information as to the cost of plants and the cost of production of the armor, no conclusion can be reached very much earlier than the assembling of the next session of congerss, to which the result must b'j reported. WINE MEN Anxious to Secure Pledges of This Year's Crop SAN JOSE, August s.—The wine men of this county are actively engaged In an effort to secure the pledging of this year's vintage. A meeting of the wine makers was held this afternoon at which the repre sentative wine makers from all parts of the county were present. The princi pal matter of importance discussed was that of getting legal contracts for the delivery of the grapes. A uniform print ed blank contract was decided upon and one prominent wine maker in each part of the county designated to go among the growers and get signatures to the con tract. These men are also to collect all the information they can as to the pros pective tonnage of grapes in their dis trict this year and also the cooperage on hand. WOMAN'S RIGHTS Include the Support of Their Indigent Husbands SAN FRANCISCO, August s.—The supreme court decided today for the first time in this state the question of liability of the wife to support her hus band. Mary A. Livingston of Los Ange les is 79 yearsold and her husband, Sam uel W. Livingstone, is older. The latter was too infirm to support himself, and his wife possessing considerable separ ate property, was ordered by the super ior court as a result of the husband's suit for maintenance to pay Samuel $24 per month. The day this order was made I the wife deeded all her property to her daughter and then failing to comply with the court's order, was imprisoned for contempt until the amount should be paid. The supreme court after reviewing the matter, affirmed the decision. Careless Cavalry LONDON, Aug. 5.—A dispatch from Reinds, capital of the department of Marne, twenty-five miles northwest of Chalons, where the great French mili tary camp is situated, says that during the cavalry maneuvers yesterday two squadrons of the Sixteenth dragoons came in collision, with the result that several troopers were thrown from their saddles, or.c man was killed and several dangerously hurt. In addition a number of horses were so seriously Injured that they had to be sho. A Floater Found YUBA CITY, Aug. s.—The bodly of an unknown man was found floating in the Feather river near the town of Nicolaus today. A sack partly filled with sand was hanging around his neck, Indicat ing cither suicide or murder. A coroner's jury is Investigating the matter. Quit Using Tobacco NEW YORK, Aug. s—Davidson Bros., dealers in leaf tobacco, today assigned to Milton S. Guiterman, without prefer ence. The amount involved Is said to be about $125,000, The liabilities are | $35,000.