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In the Interest of the striking miners and
labor in general."
Four other resolutions,- protesting
•gainst government by injunction; sug
gesting public ownership of railroads
as a most necessary reform; urging up
on all liberty-loving citizens to remem
ber and obey article 2 of the constitution,
and suggesting that the ballot is the
best and safest means for the ameliora
tion of the hardships of the laboring
classes, were also embodied ln the plat
form.
As soon as It was before the convention
• dozen delegates clamored for recog
nition. Debate was finally limited to
five minutes.
The delegates were eager for work,
and the afternoon session was set in mo
tion promptly at 2 oclock. After consid
erable talk, Mr. Williams, a St. Louts
delegate, endeavored to have the coming
convention held in St. Louis. It was de
cided that the matter should remain as
introduced in the platform and the labor
congress will be held in Chicago on Mon
day, September 27.
The third plank in the platform was
■mended by the use of the word "prop
er" before "use of the ballot," and the
resolution now reads as follows:
. "Resolved, That we consider the prop
•r,.use of the ballot as the best and saf
est means for the amelioration of the
hardships under which the laboring
class suffers."
Mr. Webster of St. Louis wanted to
know If these "milk and water resolu
tions disposed of the pertinent matter of
government by injunction." He wanted
congress to Investigate this matter.
"Why," said Mr. Sovereign, "ihis con
vention has rejected a proposition look
ing to this very end. Even ir congress
did give us the rights we want, the
courts of the country would have the
power of injunction and they could then
throttle us. The convention should in
form the world that if this matter is to
be tested the miners should break all
injunctions."
Mr. Sovereign said he was willing to
go tc Jail in support if his idea.
"It is time," said Mr. Sovereign, fer
vently, "to bring the miners and courts
face to face in this matter and farce an
issue. Fill up the jtiil with violators of
injunctions and when the men who
started this movement are incarcerated
thousands of others will be found to
fill their places. (Cheers.) The labor
ing people can vote for years, but noth
ing can be accomplished. Let us re-
organize this government," shouted Mr.
Sovereign. "Let us stand up and assert
ourselves. Behind these injunctions
stand gatling guns and Winchesters, but
we fear them not. Let us hold up the
flag and tear down the courts. We stand
on our dignity ami will have our liberty
from this time on," shouted Mr. Sov
ereign.
The convention broke into wild cheer
ing, which developed into a spontaneous
call for Mr. Debs. He rose from his seat
and came slowly to the platform. When
the cheering ceased, Mr. Debs began a
apeech, which was interrupted at the
end of nearly every sentence by cheer
ing and hand-clapping. He said:
"I believe the gravity of the industrial
situation in this country Is well under
stood. It is quite evident the delegates
to thisconvention recognize the fact that
civil liberty Is dead in America. I have
said and say again, for the last time,
I have appealed to the courts for Justice
and shall appeal to them no more. The
A. R. U. expended. $45,000 to have the
question of civil rights tested" in the su
preme court of the United States, only
to be told that we have no rights that
capital was bound to respect. Shall we
appeal to the supreme court again? No,
We appeal to this convention and the
country for an uprising of all the com
mon people in every walk of life to beat
back the courts and re-enthrone the
rights of the American people. Labor
day Is near. What shall we d"? I pre
' d'ict, my friends, that we shall see the
extraordinary spectacle of enslaved la
bor rattling its chains and dianclng to the
music. Labor is the cheapest commod
ity on God's earth, and. yet there are
those who would have it at a lower price.
The united* voice of labor has been raised
against the appointment of Mr. Powder
ly to a federal position, and I noticed
that he was promptly put Into the place.
(Mingled cheers and hisses.) From jus
tice of the peace to justice of the supreme
court of the United States, all the judi
cial powers of the United States are di
rected against the laborer. All the or-
ganized sources of society are against
the laborer and if labor expects emanci
pation, labor itself must do it."
"The time has not quite come to in
cite the population." said Mr. Debs,
shaking his fist vehemently. "I serve
notice on the plutocratic element of this
country that we are on the eve of another
meeting in Chicago which will be attend
ed by all branches of labor. That con
.veaition will take up these same ques
tions andi will Institute agitation and
keep it going until the public conscience
«nd the public heart is aroused. Then
will come such an uprising as the world
has never seen.
"I do not come to this convention to
exploit social democracy or any other
movement, There is something greater
In this movement than any one element
can manage—the emancipation of labor.
There Is no division here. Each man 1%
entitled to his own opinion and his right
to express it, each mar. to speak as be
comes that mar* I am side-by side with
you. I am a trades union, Ist and a social
unionist. (Tremendous applause.)
Whenever the trades unions desire Ij
do battle with their common enemy
they can count upon us to come to the
front and take- our places side by fid
with them and fight with them. Never
in my life have I been, more hopeful than
now. I am not gifted with great vis
ionary power, but I can see the begin
ning of the end. (Cheers.) This meet
ing 1» an inspiration. It will lead to
great results. This movement has tr
tamed tremendous impetus and will go
ahead with a rush. When the people are
ready, and that day is rot far off, my
friends, theTe will be a spontaneous up
rising, the supreme court will be abol
ished, congress dispersed, and the sacred
rights of American citizens and Ameri
can freedom will be enthroned. (Gre*at
applause.)
"The time will come to Incite this pop
ulace. When this time comes you cat:
depend on me. (Cheers.) I will not stand
In the rear and ask you to go ahead.
I will be in front, and say to you, 'Come
on." (Rene-wed cheers.)
"I shrink from that bloodshed," and
Mr. Debs paused impressively, "but If
this Is necessary to pr< serve liberty and
our rights—in that event I will shed
the last drop of blood that courses
through my veins. (Outbreak of cheer
ing.)
"The people are ripe for a great change
All they lack is direction and leader
ship. Let this conference supply it. Let
this conference set the pace. Announce
to the world that it w ill temporarily ad
journ for three weeks to renew prepara
tions Ask every man, to pledge him
self to be there—come if you have to
walk —no one has a right to plead pov
erty."
One or two substitutes for the last two
planks in the platform were introduced,
but not adopted
Notwithstanding the convention ear
ly in the morning had declined to act
on President Ratchford's resolution re
questing President McKinley to convene
congress for the purpose of defining the
authority of Judges in the matter of in
junctions, a resolution to that effect,
but authorizing the chairman of the con
vention, to ask Mr. McKinley to act In
that direction, introduced by M. D. Ry
an, the Illinois organizer, went through
with a whoop, and shortly before 7 oclock
the convention adjourned sine die.
THE END IN SIGHT
COLUMBUS, August 31.—The coal'
strike is considered settled here. Evan
is to resume at 64 cents and work pending
arbitration. A decision Is looked for at
the conference of the Executive Commit
tee of the operators and President Ratch
ford any moment. The direct result will
be the opening of the mines and the re
sumption of work by all striking miners,
beginning next week.
GLAD SURPRISE
PITTSBURG, Pa„ Aug. 31.—At the
Monongahela house, the headquarters of
the operators in this city, the news of
the expected settlement of the miners'
strike was at first received with incred
ulity. It was an unlooked-for thing, and
not one of the operators present coulci
believe the report until confirmative
news was obtained from Cleveland.
A meeting of all the operators in the
ctty will be held at the Monongahela
house tomorrow morning to take such
action as is necessary to have repre
sentatives at the conference to be held
by the officers and members of the ex
ecutive board of the Mine workers and
the executive board of the Cleveland
operators' combination either in Cleve
land or Columbus on Thursday.
In answer to a telegram tltis evening,
National President Ratchford tele
graphed the Post from St. Louis, saying:
"Information from Columbus correct."
Patrick Dolan, district president of
the United Mine Workers of America,
W. A. Murdock and James Gordon are
freed from the taint of contempt of court
in Washington county. Judge J. A. Mc-
Ilvaine, at Washington, Pa., today dis
charged the rule on them to show cause
why they should not be attached for
contempt for attempting to march at
McGovern last week.
TOO MUCH SLICKENS
Hydraulic Mining Filling Up the
Sacramento River
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 31.—The execu
tive commute of the State Anti-Debris
association held its regular monthly
meeting this morning. The reports of
Manager W. T. Phlpps and watchmen
under his charge were received. Sam
ples were submitted showing that in
some places small stones, in addition to
the slickens and matter carried in sus
pension, were transported by the action
of the water used in mining into the
main river channels. It was estimated
that from one mile alone 5000 cubic
yards of this material were deposited in
the river each day. The mines reported
on were referred to the attorney of the
association to commence proper legal
proceedings.
It appears from actual measurements
taken that the fill at Marysvllle In the
river has increased to a depth of a foot
within the past two years, gradually re
ceding upwards, showing the necessity
for retaining the material In the river
bed between De Guerra point and
Marysvi'.le. It is proposed this year to
raise the levees surrounding Marysvllle
to an average height of a foot and a
half. The county has levied a tax of 50
cents on each $100 worth of taxable
property for that purpose.
Too Well Known
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31.—Robert
Farrell, the man who on last Sunday
night engaged a room at the Greiner
lodging house in Ogdc-n, Utah, under the
name of Anderson and was found in bed
this morning unconscious from mor
phine poisoning, is known to the police
of this city and of Portland, Ore. At the
Russ house In this city he represented
himself asa commercial traveler and ir,
Portland he was a retired newspaper
man from Southern California. He first
brought himself to the notice of the au
thorities here by swearing to a com
plaint charging Mary Lansing with
grand larceny. A warrant was issued,
but she left the state. Farrell traced her
to Idaho and to Portland, Oro., where
he procured a license to marry her, but
she again escaped and he was served
with notice of a $5000 damage suit for
defamation of character instituted by a
man named Dyer, with whom the Lan
sing woman had eloped from Nampa,
Idaho. Since then nothing had beet,
heard of him here.
Pauper Immigrants
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31.—The
board' of inquiry convened" today by Im
migration Commissioner Strad'ley to in
quire into the cases of the five orphans
who recently arrived from Honolulu on
board the bark R. P. Rlthet, decided that
the children must be deported upon the
ground that they are liable to become
public charges. An opportunity will be
given the Salvation Army, however, to
flit a bond guaranteeing that the or
phans shali not become public wards, the
matter meanwhile being submitted to
the secretary of the treasury for his de
cision.
T. T. Williams, acting for W. R.
Hearst, has offered to provide the $2500
bond required by t he government to pre
vent the deportation of the children and
the matter has been referred to the sec
retary of the treasury.
Tallant Recovers
CHICAGO, Aug. 31.—Banker John I).
Tallant Of San Francisco, who became
insane on a train 23, while en
route to New York, and who was placed
in a sanitarium at Lake Geneva, Wis.,
for treatment, called at the police sta
tion today in company with Brooks We
righ't, his son-in-law, and received his
property, which had been taken In
charge by the police. Mr. Tallant has
entirely recovered from his mental de
rangement and will leave for New York
in a few days. From there he will pro
ceed to Dresden, where he will Join hlsf
family.
Teachers' Troubles
SPRING VALLEY, 111., Aug. 31 --
Trouble is expected here tomorrow with
the opening of the public schools. Two
sets of teachers have been engaged and
both will attempt to teach. The factions
of the board of education are bunchins
their respective teachers and each side
expects to be on the ground early tomor
row morning to see that there is no In
terference from the other side. A clash
can hardly be avoided.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 1.1897
LEE'S REPORT
Spoils the Pretty Cuban
Romance
MISS E. COSSIO V CISNEROS
IS NOT NOBLE NOB IS SHE EVEN
BICH
Awful Tales of Beleased Prisoners.
Benewed Activity Among the
Filibusters
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.—Consul-
General Lee's investigation Into the cir
cumstances attending the arrest of the
young Cuban girl, Evangellna Cisneros,
have resulted in sweeping away a great
deal of the romance that attached to her
case. He cabled the state department
today from Havana that the girl is not
the niece of the Marquis Santa Lucia, as
has been proclaimed!, but is the daughter
of a poor and respectable Cuban, named
Augustln Cossio. Her mother's name,
being Cisneros, was added, to her own,
according to the Spanish custom, making
her name Evangellna ossio y Cisneros.
Moreover, General Lee reports that this
girl Is not an only daughter, nor has she
been rais;-d In wealth and luxury, but is
one of five or six children.
PRISONERS RELEASED
NEW YORK, August 31.—The Times
says: General Weyler, in issuing a re
cent pronunciamento declaring that
three of the Cuban provinces were paci
fied, ordered that all pacilicos who had
been held in dutance as suspects should
be released. This order gave freedom
to thirty-four young Cubans who had
been prisoners among others for two and
a half years at the Spanish penal colony
of Ceuta on the coast of Morocco. They
were taken aorss the strait to Gibraltar
and left there penniless. Jose Prinelles
ot this city, provided with a subscription
fund, has Just returned here with fifteen
of the released pacificos, this being as
many as the fund enabled, him to pay
passage for. The remaining nineteen
are still in Gibraltar, some with friends,
and all getting food and shelter as best
they can.
There were over 400 men in the prison,
and many of them were sick, but if one
complained he was confined In a cell and
denied medical attendance, instead of
being sent to the hospital. The prison
they describe as being filthy. No at
tention was paid to sanitary conditions.
The cells were gloomy, damp apartments,
pungent with musty filth that encrusted
the floors. K>t the mortality in the prison
the paciticos knew nothing. They
thought of the place, even as they had
known it, with horror, and Mr. Prinelles
said they did not like to recall it. They
were satisfied to be free. Many of the
returning men do not yet know what the
fate of the members of their families has
been. Some have been killed In battle,
some imprisoned, and some tortured.
Valdez learned last night that a brother
had been killed In battle.
NO REASON GIVEN
NEW YORK. August 31.—A special to
the Herald from Havana says: Augusto
Ariza, a Cuban, and' Fernando Paeads,
a Portuguese, were shot by policemen in
the streets of this city recently. They
had just arrived from Mexico.
No reason was given by the police for
the assassination, but it is thought that
General Weyler, who lives in constant
fear of being killed, suspected them of
being anarchists.
THE- CUBAN ASSEMBLY
NEW YORK. August 81.—Tomas Es
trada Palma, the representative of the
Cuban provisional government, has re
ceived the> official list of Deputies to the
next Cuban Constitutional Assembly,
which is to meet on September 2d to elect
a new President. The term of the pres
ent incumbent expires on Thursday. The
Assembly will also revise the existing
provisional constitution, which was
adopted for a term of two years on Sep
tember 18, 1805. Each of the six army
corps sends four Deputies to the Assem
bly.
According to private advices which
have Just been received here, large bod
ies of Spanish troops are being massed
in Camaguay for the purpose of pre
venting, if possible, the meeting of the
Assembly. The insurgents, however,
have a large force ln the vicinity to pro
tect the convention.
CUBAN EXPEDITIONS
WASHINGTON, August 31.—Recent
complaints lodged with the- State De
partment by Minister De Lome, coupled
with reports from government officers
and newspapers. Indicate that Cuban
sympathizers in this country are making
desperate efforts' to aid the struggling in
surgents with war material and men
when the dry season again begins.
Several filibustering expeditions are
known to be under way, and one, the
Fearless, with men and ammunition, has
eluded the vigilance of the Spanish offi
cers and American gunboats and is now
on her way from Tampa, Fla., for the
Cuban coast. Her departure was con
firmed by a dispatch received at the
Navy Department from the commanding
Officer of the Helena. Two other expedi
tions, the Dauntless and Dr. Brlggs', are
under surveillance by the gunboat Wil
mington and the revenue cutter on the
east coast of Florida.
TURF AND TRACK
Many Horses Ran and Some of Them
Won
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31.—Results:
Six furlongs—Mary Nance won, Tim
Irven second, Big Fellow third. Time,
1:16%.
Six furlongs—Leona G., won, Towan
da second, Llebe Rose third. Time,
1:17%.
One mile and an eighth—Rosby won,
Uncfe Fat second, Aim thirti. Time,
1:59%.
Seven furlongs—Siva won, Tom Lally
second, Onlnoor third. Time, 1:31%.
Mile and 70 yards—Amber Glints won,
iHgh Moon second, Ranson third. Time,
i:49,2 .
Six furlongs—Tommy Rutter, Sidubia
second, Nick Carter third. Time, 1:15.
AT DETROIT
DETROIT, Aug. 31— Six furlongs—
Guinan won, Henrica second, Gypsy
Prince third. Time, 1:18%.
One mile—Stray Step won, L. W. sec
ond, Satyr third. Time, 1:47%.
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Sensational Stakes, 2V6 miles, value to
winner, $1330—The Bachelor won, Wight
man second. Time, 4:55%.
Seven furlongs*—Alice C. won, Har
rington second*, Fay Belle third.. Time,
1:80%.
Seven furlongs—lndio won, Logan sec
ond!, Alamo third. Time, 1:31.
AT CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Aug. 31.—Results at Har
lem:
Six furlongs—Tidiness won, Little Sa
die second, Why third. Time, 1:16%,
Five andl one-half furlongs—Spiegel
won, Joe Shelby second, The Ace third.
Time, 1:10.
Six furlongs—Laureate won, Preston
second, Eila Penzance third. Time,
1:14%.
Mile and one-sixteenth—Dunols won,
Macy second., Serrano third. Time,
1:45%.
Four andi one-half furlongs—Cuba Free
won, EffieCline second, Gilt Edge third.
Time, 0:59%.
Six furlongs'—Foncliffe won, Diggs sec
ond, Adow third. Time, 1:14%.
THE WOODLAND MEET
WOODLAND, Cal., Aug. 31.—Condi
tions continue favorable for a good race
meeting. The weather is fine and the
attendance Is improving. The pacing
races today were rather one-sided. Sum
mary:
Pacing, 2:35 class, purse $400—Algona
won, Joe Wheeler secondt William Har
old third. Best time 2:13',i-
Pacing, 2:17 class, puree $100—Sydney
won, Perkins second, Sophia R. third.
Best time, 2:13 H.
Running, four and a half furlongs,
purse $100—Uncle True won, Magdalene
second, Lote third. Time, o:s6y a .
Running, seven furlongs, purse $100—
Seaspray won, Rapido second, Arno
third. Time, 1:28%.
AT KANSAS CITY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 31.—Re
sults:
Five and one-half furlongs—ldlebrldge
won, Republica second, Daisy Stroud
third. Time, 1:11%.
Four furlongs—Flourence won, Aunt
Van second, Amber Maid third. Time,
0:51%.
Pix and a half furlongs—Etarre won,
Trixle second, Lelecti third. Time, 1:25.
Mile antia quarter—Bagrlpe won, Win
chester second, Sound' Sense third. Time,
2:14.
Five and a half furlongs—Charlie
Newlee won, Long Crop second, Royal
Lancer third. Time, 1:10%.
AT CINCINNATI
CINCINNATI, 0., Aug. 31.—Results
at Newport:
Five furlongs—Eleanor Holmes won,
Elsie M. second, Spaldy II third. Time,
1:02 V;.
Six furlongs—Cyclone won, Loyalty
second, Islin third. Time, 1:15.
One mile —Performance won, Joe Mus
sie second, Cappa third. Time, 1:43y 2 .
Five and a half furlongs—Corialis won,
Laverna second, Nankt Pooh third".
Time, 1:08%.
Seven furlongs—Pouting won, Aunt
Jane S'econdi, Box third. Time, 1:27%.
AT CHARTER OAK
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 31.—Every
race at Charter Oak park was a battle,
although two of them were won in
Straight heats. Sutiimaiy:
2:10 trotting—Alcitlalia won, Fred B.
second, Grace Hastings third. Beat
time. 2:11%.
2:30 pacing—Passing Belle won, For
est Herr second, La Honda third. Best
time, 2:10i4.
2:40 trotting—American Bell won,
Timbrel second, Thome third. Best
time 2:14%.
ON THE DIAMOND
Winners of Games Played by League
Clubs
WASHINGTON, Aug 31.—Mercer was
a winning card against the Pirates, keep
ing the hits scattered and striking out
seven men. Attendance 2DOO. Score:
Washington 8, base hits 13, errors 3.
Pittsburg 4. base hits 9, errors 1.
Philadelphia—ln a pitchers' battle to
elay Taylor got a little the better of the
argument. Attendance IDOO. Score:
Louisville 4, base hits 6, errors 3. Phila
delphia 5, base hits 8, errors 4-
Baltimore—The Champions easily de
feated the Bronws today. Score: Balti
more 12, base hits 17, errors 0. St. Louis
5, base hits 9, errors 3.
Brooklyr.s—The Brooklyns won a well
played game from Cle-veland this after
noon. Score: Brooklyn, 9, base hits 12,
errors 1. Cleveland 4, base hits 9, er
rors 6.
New York—The Reds fell down before
the Ginats In two games this afternoon.
Score —First game: New York 7, base
lilts 10, errors 4. Cincinnati 6, base hits
15, errors 6.
Second game: New York 9, base hits
13, errors 0. Cincinnati 1, base hits 6,
errors 2.
Boston —The Bostons narrowly escaped
defeat today by tbe Chicagos. Score:
Boston 8, base hits 14, errors 1. Chicago
8, base hits 11, errors 6.
A STATE LEAGUE
1 SAN FRANCISCO, August 31.—The Cal
ifornia Amateur Baseball League was
formed at the City Hall last night. The
teams of the league are: Young Swins,
licrida Stars, James D. Phelans, Young
Olympics and Dauntless. The tirstgameis
scheduled for next Sunday and will be
between the Young Swins and the James
D. Phelans.
Wheel Work
WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 31.—Re
sults:
One mile open, professional—Bald won,
Taylor second, Coleman third; time, 2:13.
Three mile lap race, professional—
Frank Butler won, John S. Johnson sec
ond, Titus and Butler tied for third;
time, 2:21 3-5.
Five mile, professional handicap—
Coleman (150 yards) won, J. J. Casey
(275 yards) second, L. B. Arnold (250
yards) third; time. 11:49 1-5.
UNIDENTIFIED
Chicago Officers Confronted With a
Suicide Mystery
CHICAGO, Aug. 31.—A handsome
young woman about 25 years of age,
whose Identity is unknown, killed 1 her
self this morning in the Victoria hotel,
where she was a gueft. The suicide was
evidently carried out with the utmost
deliberation, as the young woman had
evidently slept ln the bed during the
night, taken a bath ln the morning, made
up the bed and then swallowing mor
phine lay down to die. She came to the
hotel Monday afternoon, registering as
Miss Blanche Wilson, New York city,
and said that she had been traveling and
was tired.
The suicide left a note requesting that
for her mother's sake no effort be made
to ascertain her identity.
On her finger was a plain gold band,
and on the inside was engraved "A. M.
E." In a bundle of four collars, two were
marked "L. H. G." one "A. D. A." and
one "L. M." A collar which she had been
wearing was marked similarly to one of
the collars In the package "L. H. G."
Late tonight it was ascertained that
yesterday the woman called'at the Le
land hotel andasked if Mr. Forsythe was
stopping there. Being told that there
was no guest ot that name she asked if
there was any mail for Martha Forsyth.
There was no mail and she, a short time
later, called at the Great Northern hotel,
where she made the same inquiries with
the same lack of success. She then went
to the Victoria, where she killed herself.
BECK'S BODY
The Cause of a Quarrel Among the
Churchmen
BENICIA. Aug. 31.—The Episcopal
church vestrymen are very much sur
prised regarding the action of Bishop
Nicholson In relation to the removal of
the body of Rev. James Lloyd Beck.
When Dr. Beck, who was a pioneer of the
Episcopal church on this coast, died in
April, 1876. his wish was that he should
be buried in Benicia and his wishes were
complied with by t'hev estrymen. He is
buried under the chancel of St. Paul's
Episcopal church, a handsome building
costing over $8000, and there Is a marble
tabiet over his remains with an appro
priate eulogy which was chosen by his
wife. The vestrymen do not wish to have
the body removed and Bishop Graves of
the Platte, who is coadjutor with Bishop
I Wir.gtield, Bays that his body shall not
!be removed., as it was left as a legacy to
I this church and should be kept here.
Taxes on Tourists
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.—The treas
ury deparWnent is engaged in the prep
aration of regulations to govern the ex
amination to be made at the custom
houses under that clause of the new tar
iff act limiting the amount of personal
baggage of returning residents of the
United States to $100, with the request
of President Shayne of the New York
merchants' board ot trade, the regula
tions will not be Issued until represent
atives of that body have been given an
hearing. One of the questions that is;,
giving the treasury officials some con
cern is the definition of the word "resi
dent" in the act.
An Actress Divorced
' SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31—May
Buckley, the actress, was granted a di
vorce by Judge Daingerfleld from her
husband, Frank P. Clayton ,an actor, on
the ground of infidelity. Clayton allowed
the case to go by default on the promise
of his wife that she would not reveal the
name of the co-respondent.
An Angry Father
MINNEAPOLIS, August 31.—Shortly
after midnight J. L. Murphy, a deputy
sheriff, brought to the County Jail a
woman of the town whom he said was
under arrest, and sent for Matron Wood
burn. Then he entered the latter's
apartments and fired eleven shots at her
husband, C. H. Woodburn, who was in
bed, exclaiming, "I'll teach him to ruin
my daughter." Woodburn was shot five
times and dangerously wounded. Mur
phy gave himself up and refused to dis
cuss the case.
Counterfeiters Indicted
oAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31.—The fed
eral grand Jury today returned Indict
ments against Charles Sweeny, M. H.
Plumley and James Curverson. The lat
ter, who was arrested ln Eureka, is
charged wijh counterfeiting silver half
and quarter dollars,'with having such
counterfeits in his possession and with
,uttering them. Sweeny and Plumley are
held in bonds of $1000 each and Curver
son ln bonds of $2500.
Held in Suspense
I CLEVELAND, Aug. 31.—President
McKinley was told today that the San
Francisco OB.H had published a story to
the effect that in response to an Inter
view with Mrs. Jones he had promised to
Interfere in behalf of Worden, the Cali
fornia train wrecker. "Will you please
confirm or deny the report?" was asked.
"I have nothing to say," responded the
president.
Not Fast Enough
ANNAPOLIS, Md„ Aug. 31.—The tor
pedo boat Rodgers returned to this port
late this afternoon, having failed to
make the required speed of 24.5 knots
per hour on her trial trip. The defective
working of her blowers is said to have
made the Rodgers fall short of her re
quirements. She will be given another
trial on next Friday.
More Low Rates
CHICAGO, Aug. 31.—The rate of $62.50
which has beeji made for the meeting of
the letter carriers at San Francisco will
be open to the public, and It is expected
the roads will do a large business, as.
with the exception of the rate to the
Christian Endeavor convention, it will
be the lowest rate to the Pacific coa6t
this year.
The Big Canal
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.—The Bu
reau of American Republics will issue a
bulletin on the Nicaraguan canal in a
few days. Director Smith, the author
of the bulletin, states that he believes
the present administration will prosecute
the Nicaraguan canal enterprise.
English Wheeling
LONDON, Aug. 31.—A dispatch from
Catford says that Stocks, disheartened
of his inability to overtake Walters ln
the bicycle races, retired after riding
206 miles last evening when four and a
half miles' behind Walters, who thus
won the gold vase.
Down on Anarchists
MADRID, August 31—The Spanish
government Is formulating plans to
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The Valley Road
RAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31.—Good
progress Is being made by the San Joa
quin Valley railway in the extension of
its line southerly and'a rich wheat rais
ing country is being opened up. On the
Hanford branch the tracks have been
laid across the Tule river and are now
three miles south of that point and with
in two miles of the new town of AngloFa,
which lies five miles east of Tulare lake.
It will form the center of a new wheat
cultivating district as, in consequence of
the building of the railroad, prepara
tions are being made to sow a large
amount of grain. Warehouses for the
reception of cereals are going up or ars
in contemplation.
Khurdish Invasions
LONDON, Sept. 1. —A dispatch to the
Daily News from Tabrez confirms the
news of the heavy fighting between tha
Kurds and Armenians on the frontier.
The commander of the cavalry of the
Kurds was killed, according to the re
port, and his son narrowly escaped. The
losses of the Kurds are variously esti
mated at from 300 to 600 killed and
wounded. The Armenians claim to hays
lost only twenty.
Earle's Successor
COLUMBIA, S. C, Aug. 31.—Demo
cratic primaries were held In this state
today to name candidates for a United,
States senator to till the vacancy caused,
by the death of Senator Earle. From re
turns received up to 11 oclock tonight*
United States will bs
nominated by at least 10,000 majority
over ex-Gov. Evans and ex-Senator
Irby.
New York's Mayor
NEW YORK, Aug. 31.—The executive
committee of the Citizens' union at a
meeting held today decided to formally
announce in the name of the organiza
tion the nomination of Seth Low, presi
dent of Columbia college, as its candi
date for the first mayor of greater New
York.
Frenchmen Rejoice
NEW YORK, August 31.—A special to
the Herald from Valparaiso says:
French residents here, in Santiago and
other large cities ln Chile will hold a
fete to celebrate the official declaration
of the Franco-Russian alliance which
was proclaimed on Saturday.
A Congressman Dead
NEW YORK, Aug. 31.—Ex-Congress
tr.an Emanuel D. Hart is dead at his
home in this city, aged SS years. He had,
held a number of offices under the treas
ury department.

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