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IN THE ORIENT News Brought by Steamer Tacoma SERIOUS FLOODS PREVAIL THOUSANDS OF HOUSES ARE WASHED AWAY Japan Still Struggling With the Sil ver Question, While China Skirmishes for Money Associated Press Special Wire. TACOMA,Wash..Sept. 14 —The North ern Pacific liner Tacoma arrived today with a full cargo, the greater part of which Is tea. The other freight is gen eral merchandise, including 669 bales ef raw silk, valued approximately at $170,000. Her transpacific passenger list numbered sixty-three Chinese, sixteen Japanese and sixteen cabin passengers. Among tho cabin passengers was Leon N- Ford, from Japan for Klondike. The Tacoma brings oriental advices ap to August 27th. Count Mutsu died of consumption Aug ust 24th. On the Sunday previous ne was promoted by the imperial favor to the first-class of the second grade in court rank and it was then known that the end) was at hand. It came at a quar ter of four oclock. Heavy floods are reported from Ta kata, Naoyetsem and several other places. At Naoyetsem nine persons were carried out to sea on the roots of houses. They were picked up by the steamer Taiwan Maru. The Mai. ichi learns from the finance department that 40.000,000 yen in gold will be minted during August. It was previously announced that yen 70,000, --000 gold was to be placed in circulation during the current year., but the author ities row think thai yen 40,000,000 will suffice for the present needs. Tbe Nichi Nichi says that Count Matsu Gata has definitely decided to increase the Sake and land taxes next year, but will retrench in every department as much as possible and make up the de ficit as regards Formosa from the war Indemnity. The Chuwo says the government Is to raise another loan of yen 45.000,000 to meet the deficiency budget. The inter est is to be 5 per cent and bonds are to be Issued at par. The drought at Matsuye is reported to be so serious that persons along the coast there are using salt water for cooking purposes. The Russian telegraph lines are re ported to be interrupted by extensive floods ln the Shilka district, beyond Blagovenschsk. The railway In course of construction between Fukui and Kanazawa will be opened for travel during October next. By the recent floods in Niigata pre fecture over one hundered houses have been destroyed and five ot six lives lost in the Nishlma district of this prefect ure. The embankment along the Shim ojo river has been destroyed for a dis tance of 350 miles in the Minima Kim bora district. All the bridges In the Oshima line In Kublkl district have been broken down by the floods, and the roads have also been damaged, in many places. Over for ty houses and twenty godowns wera swept away by the water and twenty four lives were lost in the village of Mat sugaskl, Sado district. By the swelling of the Agano river 1300 houses In Sanjo Machl and 700 houses in the village of Ichlnokldo were submerged At Izu mozakl one shrine, two godowns, four temples and a half score of dwellings have been crushed by landslides from the mountains. Five lives have been lost and ten persons-seriously wounded. A royal edict was issued at Seoul on July 81st to the following effect: "We are told the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Great Britain, Germany, Russia. Italy, Greece and Austria, Mm Yungwhan, is return ing home from completing his mission without orders from the government. We consider his action as insolent in the extreme. We hereby dismiss him from the office which he now holds." Certain native papers state that the premier has sent in his resignation. A large house-ibat, containing over a score of Foo Chow and Shanghai girls, bound for Nangking, capsized. Includ ing the crew, orchestra and servants of the girls, thirty-nine person* lost their lives. It is reported in Peking that the Bel gian business is still at a deadlock; the final contract has not been ratified, and there was a strong probability of its being canceled. According to the new currency regu lations, silver yens must be exchanger; for gold within five years from October next. This will cause numerous troubles and it Is suggested that they all be ex changed In one or two years at most. It is stated that a resolution to that ef fect is to be placed before the diet. Chi-Hln Sung Hun. the war minister of Korea, has tendered his resignation and retired to his villa. Prince Kitashirakwa has been taken to Toklo for medical treatment He Is suffering from a bade rupture. The recent floods In Formosa were un precedented in the history of that isl and. Subscriptions for the relief of the sufferers have been opened among the cabinet ministers and the colonial de partment. Amnesty has been granted to all pris oners ln Korea who were incarcerated upon civil charges and minor offenses. A tremendous explosion occurred at tbe camp close by the Chinese arsenal of Kiangnan. near Shanghai. Forty bodies have been dug out of the debris. Two fine Krupp guns, single fire and magazine rifles, with 120,000 rifle cart ridges were destroyed. It is reported that the trial of a loco motive recently brought from America, which consumes "slack" and all kinds of inferior coal, has proved so success ful that the Japanese Railway com psny has resolved to order a number at once. Reports- from various parts of the country Indicate that the rice crop will be far above the average, although In some districts damage has been done by Insect pest*. Official dispatches from Mr. Tamaga, Japanese consul at Bombay, says that from January to August 18th 7,770,000 ■*> ounces of silver bsd been sent to the mint to be made Into dollars. Of this amount, $7,338,000 had been struck and exported. A Tal-Peh dispatch of August 24th states that about 500 Insurgents appear ed ln the viciinity of Goshi-San. They were immediately attacked and routed by a body of gers d'armes. Disquiet pre vails in the vicinity of Hei-Chosar. and other localities. TURF AND TRACK Good Attendance at the State Fair. Other Races SACRAMENTO, Sept. 14 —The state fair races were largely attended today and the racing was excellent. Probably 6000 people witnessed the running. The weather was perfect. There is an im mense crowd in Exposition hall tonight, where the display Is a beautiful one. The results of today's races are as fol lows: Six furlongs. 4-year-olds—Decision (Narvaez). 109, won; Summertime (Jones). 105, second; Salisbury II (Sni der), 104. third: time. 1:15. Sir Richard, Tim Murphy, Seaspray, Elmer F., Maso ero, Mollie R. ar.d Howard also ran. Five furlongs, for maiden 2-year-olds -Ma Pogue (Narvaez) 113, won; Zapata (Snider), 10S. second; Novia (Morse). 110. third; time, 1:02. Zinfandel, Lone Mare, Hertha, Sosciol, Be Happy and Louise Hooker also ran. Six furlongs. Nursery stake for 2-year olds, value $3105—Duckling (Snider), 115 won; Rosomonde (Jones), 120, second; Don Luis (Mryse), 111, third; time, 1:15 Maquedia. Imperious and Borgia also ran. One mile handicap—Flashlight (Shaw). 114, won; Caliente (Jones), 115, second; Grady (Cole), 110. third: time, 1:4114. Lena and William 08. also ran. Mile and a sixteenth —Del Paso II (Narvaez). 109. won; Palomaclta (Isom), 100, second; Little Cripple (Jones), 103. third; time. 1:49. Shirdy and Terra Archer also ran. Seven and a half furlongs, selling— Tortoise (Macklin) won with 11 pounds up; Florimel (Isom), 108, second; Petrarch (Snider), 117, third; time, 1:86%. Coda, The Gossip, Two Cheers, Zeune. Rose Clark, Principle. Pansy, Marcie A. and Mystic Maze also ran. AT DETROIT DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 14.—Results: Seven furlongs—Double Quick won, Susie Howse second. Kismet thirdi; time, 1:2814. Five and a half furlongs—Dueo won, Midrica second, Farm Life third; time, 1:07%. The Algonac stake, value $800, five fur longs—Traverse won, Aspasia second, Royal Festival third; time, 1:00%. Six furlongs—Jejinie June won, Peter McCue second, Skillman third; time, 1:13. One mile—Cogmoosey won. The Elec tor second, The Duchess third; time, 1:40%. AT OAKLEY CINCINNATI, O, Sept 14.—Results at Oakley: Five furlongs—Wase won, Mill Stream second, Wilson third. Time, 1:011-4. Seven furlongs—Ramona won. Aunt Jar.c second, Elsie D, thirdi Time, 127 1-2. Five and a half furlongs—Malvolo won, Lkber Karl second, Henry Franstmar third. Time, 1:07 3-4. One mile—Dominica won, Galley West second, Nordau third. Time, 1:42 1-2. One mile —Madrilene won, Carrie Lyle second, Filibuster third. Time, 1:41. AT CHICAGO CHICAGO, Sept. 14—Results at Har lem: Seven furlongs—Our Domestic won, Treeby second, George B. third. Time, 1:29 3-4. Mile and seventy yards—Swordsman won, Admetus second, Senator Morrill third. Time, 1:45 1-4. Six furlongs—The Ace won, The Pro fessor seconii, Mordecai third. Time, 1:15 1-2. Mile and seventy yards—Charley Christy won, Glenmoyne second, Man dolina third. Time, 1:45. Six furlongs—Forbush won, Lazy Cal lahan second, Our Gertie third. Time, 1:14. Five furlongs—Brlghtle S. won, Fred Broens 'second, Coralis third. Time, 1:01 1-4. AT ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, Sept. 14.—Results: Six furlongs—R. B. Sack won, Melvin ; Burnham second, Flora third. Time, 1:15 1-2. Six furlongs—Hanobelle won, Miss Bramble second, Hlbernia Queen third. Time, 1:15 3-4. Six furlongs—Clara C. won, Kings Guard second, John V. McCarthy third. Time, 1:17. One mile —Balk Line won, Tranby sec ond, Topmast third. Time, 1:42. j Six furlongs—Nick Carter won, Cav alry second, Bridget third. Time, 1:15. One mile —Bridget won. Basquil sec ond, Parole dOr third. Time, 1:43. A RACER POISONED | MIDDLETOWN, N. V., Sept 14.—Since the 2-year-old race for $700 between Mr. I Harriman's Elsie S. and Marcus Daly's i Limerick at Goshen, during the meeting of the Orange county trotting circuit, in which Elsie S. Was defeated, there has been a great deal of comment concerning the result. I Many of the horsemen have made the ] statement that they didi not believe Elsie S. trainer, I. J. Ryerson, had properly looked after the horse. They pointed to the fact that a few days previous to the race she had been sent alone for a half mile record and that this had retarded her speed when she was brought out against Limerick. The fact of the mat ter is that on the day after Elsie S. had made the half-mile record attempt and two days before her race with Limerick, she became ill and to Mr. Ryerson's mind showed symptoms of poisoning.Although uncertain he forwarded for an analysis some droppings of the animal to Dr. Ernest Lederle, chemist of the board of health of New York. Dr. Lederle's analysis showed that the excrement con tained strychnine and a certificate to that effect has been returned to Ryerson. THE OAKLAND MEETING SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14.—At a meeting of the directors of the Pacific CoaEt Trotting Horse Breeders' associa tion held today a committee was ap pointed to consider the advisability of adding running races to the program of the meetln% to be held at Oakland from September 27th to October 2d. The plan is to have the running races between the heats of the trotting events. No purses less than $300- will be offered. Seeking for Fame OAKLAND, Sept. 14.—Cora Qerle, a young woman who lives ln Sacramento, held a crowd of her friends at arm's length tonight in a saloon at Seventh and Wash lngtn streets and drank the contents of a bottle of ether, which she held In her hand. She was taken to the receiving hospital and her life was saved. She came to this city with a Sacramento man. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15,1897 FOOD SCARCE But the Klondikers Will Not Starve THE QUESTION OF SHELTER MORE SERIOUS THAN SUPPLY OF FOOD i ■ « A r : i An Alaskan Pioneer Talks on the Cheerful Side of the Gold Min ing Question Associated Press Special Wire. SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 14 — Hope for those who have friends in the Klondike is held out by Frank Cryder who came down on the steamer Humboldt, after having 9pent Aye years in the Yukon. He does not believe there will be any deaths from starvation, though he ad mits that food will be scarce. Cryder says that lack of shelter Is a more serious condition confronting the miners in the gold belt than starvation. He states that the closing of the com pany stores at Dawson was a temporary expedient merely to prevent speculators from cornering all the provisions in the country, and thereafter holding supplies at fabulous prices. "It Is not proposed to allow this," con tinued Cryder. The miners have deter mined that any man selling food must do so at the company's prices. These are fixed and will not be allowed to go high er. Where so many people are together and can interchange food goes a long way. An outfit that could last one man a year can be made, to held: out eighteen months by judicious trading. Do not understand that I am advising anyone to go there this winter. I am simply stating these facts to encourage those who have friends in the north. "Lack of shelter will, in my opinion, be responsible for more suffering in the Klondike than will famine. It costs $1000 for a fair log cabin already built, and the time and labor in constructing a new one would amount to the same. There were not over 100 houses in Daw son when I left, while in the city were 3000 people. In the gulches are being built huts to shelter those who labor in the mines. When the newcomers with their light outfits and empty pockets ar rive there will be no shelter for them." As to the mining outlook, Cryder de clares that $25,000,000 will be taken out this winter from the claims on Bonanza and El Dorado creeks, while from the Birch, Miller and Munook -districts will be washed about $200,000. A WINTER TRIP SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 14.—John F. Lancaster, representative of the Chi cago-Alaska Gold Mining company, is in the city making preparations for a winter overland trip to Dawson City. Mr. Lancaster will leave Seattle October 10th with a party of ten men and 10,000 pounds of provisions. He will have a team of twenty dogs, and says he ex pects to enter Dawson with colors flying In the heart of winter. TREASURE COMING ANVIK, Alaska, August 23, via Seat tle, September 14.—The steamer Bella of the Alaska Commercial Company passed the steamer Hamilton, this afternoon. There are ninety passengers on the Bel la, seventy of whom are miners return ing with their stakes, said to aggregate $500,000, and the remainder are pros pectors fleeing from the shadow of fam ine to come. Louis Sloss. Jr., of the Alaska Com mercial Company, who was on board, confirmed all the reports hitherto given of the shortage of food supplies. "We have 'been compelled to adopt meas ures," said he, "to prevent single Indi viduals from cornering the food supplies,. For this reason we have limited the quantity of grub to be sold to each per son. One sack of flour each week is ail that any man is allowed to purchase. We closed our store for a time after the Bella arrived, declining to sell to any one until we found out what we had Ir. stock and how far it would go toward supplying the orders we had already. We will not sell supplies to either ho tels or restaurants, and as far as possi ble to miners only." Jack McQuestion. the Alaska Com mercial Company's trader at Circle City, who was one of the number on board the Bella, says there are not enough pro visions in the Yukon country now to supply the demand. A RAILWAY ROUTE VANCOUVER, Sept. 14.—Superin - tendent Duchesnay, Chief Engineer ot the Kootenai division of the Canadian Pacific Railway, left on the Princess Louise for the mouth of the- Stickeen river in order to locate a line of railway to Teslin Lake, which will tap the Yukon trade. On the same boat were about forty passengers from the Bristol and Eugene, who will try to get into the Klondike by the Stickeen route, an all- Canadian way of travel, having failed to reach St. Michaels. ANOTHER ROAD PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 14.—The Alas ka Central Railway company was in corporated here today by the filing of articles with the territorial secretary. The capital stock is $5,000,000, and the'in corporators named are John Under wood, E. F. Greenlaw ard A. W. Lyon. The road projected is from tidewater on Prlrce William sound, up Copper river and across the divide to a point on the Yukon near the international boun dary, a distance of 400 miles. Under wood Is a San Francisco railroad con tractor and Greenlaw a northern Ari zona lumber man. Of the capital slock $500,000 is subscribed, mainly by Under wood. Behind the scheme are reported to be Elijah Smith of the Oregon Im provement company, John W. Cudahy and P. D. Armour, the Chicago packers, and several California capitalists. A FAITHFUL PARTNER SALT LAKE, Utah, Sept. 14 —A spe cial to the Tribune from Boise City, Ida ho, says: Eight years ago J. F. Taylor was engaged in business In California with J. C. New. Business was dull and they were compelled to give up. Without dissolving partnership, the men decided to part, and made an agreement that, should fortune smile upon either, they would divide. Taylor bought a ranch near Cedar I Creek, where he now resides. New went (to Alaska and was on* of the first to make a strike in the new gold fields, securing three claims. He hunted up Taylor last Sunday near Kendrick, In Latah county, and gave him a title to a half-interest In the claims. Taylor also received $27,000 as his half of the earn ings of the claims. He has been offered $100,000 for the claims. ON THE DIAMOND The National League Season Drawing to a Close WASHINGTON, Sept. 14.—The lsst game of the season on the Washington grounds was poorly played by both teams, but full of the uncertainty which keeps up interest. Attendance 4000. Score: Washington 10, hits 15, errors 3; Cincinnati 9, hits 7, errors 3. Louisville—Two games were played today, Pittsburg capturing the first by hard hitting. The second game was called on account of darkness at the end of the fifth inning, with the score a tie. Attendance 3500. Score: First game—Louisville 8, hits 13, errors 3; Pittsburg 10, hits 16, errors 3. Second game—Louisville 2, hits 3, er rors 2; hits 4, errors 1.. Cleveland—Today's game was'full of snap from start to finish, but the visit ors were outplayed at every point. Score: Cleveland 8, hits 13, errors 1; St. Louis 1, hits 8, errors 1. Baltimore—The Champions won to day from Chicago in a game character ized by heavy batting on both sides. Attendance 2800. Score: Baltimore 15. hits 18, errors 3; Chicago 8, hits 15, er rors 4. Boston—Philadelphia played good ball today, but Boston played better. The game abounded In -brilliant plays. At tendance 2700. Score: Boston 6, hits 11, errors 1; Philadelphia 4, hits 6, errors 3. Brooklyn—Brooklyn won a well played game from New York this afternoon. Attendance 3700. Score: Brooklyn 7, hits 8, errors 4; New York 5, hits 9, er rors 5. A CRICKET GAME NEW YORK.. Sept. 14.—The All-New York eleven, who were selected from the clubs composing the Metropolitan Cricket league, were badly beaten this afternoon -by the English eleven under the captaincy of P. F. Warner, at Liv ingston, S. I. The Englishmen batted out 249 runs In their second inning, mak ing a total of 445 for two days' play, while the Americans, with 123 in their second defense of the wickets secured a total of 201. | LABOR'S RIGHTS Discussed by Delegates of the Build ers' Associations DETROIT, Sept. 14.—Thirty-seven vot ing delegates, representing the Build ers' exchanges of Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee. Lowell, Philadelphia and Rochester, handed ln their credentials when the eleventh annual convention of the Na tional association of Builders met today. Besides, there were several delegates .not representing affiliated exchanges. Mayor Maybury delivered an appro priate address of welcome, which was responded to by Thomas Bentley of Mil waukee. The annual addressof the pres ident, James Meath of Detroit, re-out lined the purpose of the associations, which distinctly affirm "that absolute personal Independence of the Individual to work or not to work, to employ or not to employ, is a fundamental princi ple which should never be questioned or assailed." Mr. Meath predicted a new era of prosperity for the building trades, which he said was almost the last to feel the benefit of reviving business conditions. Won't Affiliate SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14.—8y th? decisive vote of 14 to 4 the regents of the University of California today denied the application of the Hahnemann med ical college for affiliation with the state institution. Those who voted In favor of the proposition were Regents Budd, Jeter, John E. Budd and Foote. Those who voted against It were Regents Kel logg, Slack, Phelps, Denicke, Powell, Mastln, Houghton, Mrs. Hearst, Rodg ers, Hallidie, Marye, Wallace, Hellman and Relnsteln. This action > of, the re gents ends a long and bitter fight between the rival schools of medicine in favor of the allopaths. Goods for Export LONDON, Sept. 14.—A blue book has been issued giving the replies of the colonial governors to the dispatch of the colonial secretary, Mr. Joseph Chamber lain, In 1595, sent with the view of as certaining the extent of the displace ment of British goods by foreign trade. The main conclusions reached are that the British manufacturer Is still su preme in the best classes of goods, with the exception of machinery and tools of certain patterns, in supplying which the United States is most successful, al though Canada is often a successful competitor in these lines. Sued on Bonds SANTA ROSA, Cal., Sept. 14.—The trial of the suit of Sonoma county against ex-Auditor Hall and his bondsmen to recover $3000 on account of an alleged missing fee book, connected with the auditor's office, was begun in the supe rior court here this afternoon. The case is being tried before Judge Mannon of Mendocino county, who is presiding at the request of Judge Burnett, who, hav ing been formerly of counsel in the cast, is disqualified, Mining at Redding REDDING, Sept. 14.—The recent gold strike eleven miles from Castella is cre ating pome local excitement. The ledge recently discovered is fourteen feet wid? and the ore is said to be rich. This is a new mining section, which has been little prospected. The Altoona mine, at Cinnabar, is still flooded, and It is esti mated that it contains 200 feet of water. After a big pump Is erected it will re quire ten days' work to drain the mine. A Bather Drowned HEALDSBTJRG, Sept. 14.—Frank Mc- Dowel nf Elmlra.' Solano county, was drowned in the Russian river this after noon while bathing with two friends, who were unable to rescue their com panion because of the swiftness of the current. The Farrel Murder REDDING, Sept. 14.—The second trial of Frank A. Lewis for the murder of William Farrel, his brother-in-law, com menced today before Judge Sweeny. Lewis was convicted two years ago of manslaughter. Bryan Will Speak LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 14.—William J. Bryan has accepted Invitations to speak at Roadhouse, 111., Friday nest, and at Keokuk the following day. STORM SWEPT But Damaged Less Than Was Reported FOUR DEAD AT SABINE PASS -OTHER TOWNS ESCAPE WITH LOSS OF PROPERTY The Texas Tornado Reports Somewhat Exaggerated, But the Truth Is Bad Enough Associated Press Special Wire. GALVESTON, Tex., Sept. 14.—Later and more accurate reports received to- I day from points ln the storm belt show that the reports that reached here were greatly exaggerated. At Sabine Pass the following are reported drowned: CAPT. GREEN B. MOORE. CAPT. L. L. BETTIS. CAPT. GEO. WOLFORD. ENGINEER W. B. RATCLIFFE. These men were all on vessels which were sunk, and up to a late hour today have r.ot been accounted for. Along the Gulf and Interstate railway several wrecks occurred, but no one was killed. At Winnie George Barber was badly cut about the knees and wrists; Maude Williams had her feet and hands in jured; Mrs. Barber's limbs were severe ly injured, and people in the vicinity of Winnie were generally injured, but none killed. Port Arthur suffered the brunt of ths blast and half the town is estimated to have been destroyed or badly damaged. The wind came up about 4 oclock and increased in force, blowing from the south and gradually working into the east. A number of people sought shel ter from fhe storm ln the roundhouse of the railroad and several were injured and two killed when the structure col lapsed. Under a restaurant, a small frame structure, three more bodies were found. The wind blew with hurricane force about two hours. There were many mi raculous escapes. At Sabine pass the greatest damage was done to shipping and the only loss of life was among the shipping. There was no loss of life in either New or Old Sabine proper. The tug Fannie Guillotte and John P. Smith were sunk and the Norwegian steamer Ceres, 800 tore, was torn from her moorings at the wharf and blown five miles north, where she grounded ln a few feet of water. At the new town several buildings were blown from their foundations and several partially constructed buildings were demolished. No one in the town was seriously Injured, the casualties being confined to the shipping. Eight miles of the Sabine railway north of the Sabine Pass Is washed away and 2500 feet of the export pier at Port Arthur is destroyed. The people of that town are so terror-stricken that they are leaving it as fast as they can get away. No estimate of the damage to property at Port Arthur and Sabine Pass has been obtained. The damage to build ings and crops is severe. The losses to farmers In Jefferson county alone will approximate $150,000, which they would have had ln hand within thirty days had the storm been delayed that long, but now the crops are completely ruined. The Texas and Sabine Pass Railway company is at work building their line to Sabine Pass and rebuilding and re pairing Is in progress at the town of Sabine, and as soon as the people at Port Arthur recover from their fright, rebuilding will be resumed there. The Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf railway will at once repair the damage inflicted to their property at Port Ar thur and push their ship canal to an early completion. The chief officials of the road are now en route to Port Ar thur. IN HARD LUCK The Duke's Offer to Settle the Bills Is Refused LONDON, Sept. 14.—Many Americans were present at the Marlborough Police Court this morning when Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Serge de Nlel, otherwise known as Duke and Duchess of Rio Grande, the female prisoner being an American and claiming relationship with ex-Senator Conger of Michigan, were brought up on a remand charge of defrauding hotels and boarding houses. The "Duke" claims to be a Brazilian nobleman, but the Brazilian Minister says there Is no such title as "Duke of Rio Grande." The two prisoners had friends in court today who contributed to pay the bills Incur red, expecting that the prosecution would be stopped. Counsel for the pris oners 6ald he was ready to pay the claims against his clients, adding that there was no evidence of criminal In tent, and that therefore he asked that the proceedings be discontinued. The magistrate, however, said: "This Is a very serious case and cannot be settled so lightly. The appearance of the pris oners is against them, and there seems to have been a systematic scheme for robbery." Both prisoners were then formally committed for trial and subse quently released on bail furnished by friends in court. State Board of Trade SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14.—At the meeting of the state board of trade, the matter of fig culture was discussed. The fig of this state Is barren, for the fig wasp that carries the pollen from one tree to another has never been brought to this country. B. N. Rowley prepared a long letter to James Wilson, secretary of ag riculture, asking the department to take the matter in hand and assist in bringing the wasp to this state. A long discussion took place relative to preparing a fine ex hibit of California products to the Paris exposition in 1900. A committee, consist ing of Col. John P. Irish, W. H. Mills and W. V. Pierce, was appointed to devise the best plan for accomplishing this end. Mr. Pierce was also appointed as a delegate to the national irrigation convention, which will meet in Lincoln, Neb. Postage Stamp Colors WASHINGTON, Sept. 14.—The secre tary of the treasury, after consultation with the president, has decided to change the color of the current two-cent postage stamps from carmine to green, of the shades now used on government which Is now printed in green, will be notes. The ten-cent postage stamp, changed to some other color, possibly carmine. It is thought that green is a more desirable color than carmine, be sides saving the government about $10,000 In the difference in cost between the two inks. THE ISTHMUS CANAL Renewed Rumors of Purchase by English Capital NEW YORK, Spet. 14.—A special from Washington soys: Interest in the Colon dispatch regarding the Panama canal has been revived by additional intelli gence which has reached Washington. A German diplomat received word from a compatriot, who is now stationed in Paris, that v British company is negoti ating for the sale of the canal, and it is believed that the company will prove to be the Bank of England.. The sale of the canal, according to this diplomat, is the result of numerous conferences held In Europe during the last winter, when the United States government was urg ing the completion of the Nicaraguan canal. Maurice Trubert, the Charge d'Affaires at the French embassy, observes great reticence In discussing the Panama af fair. He emphatically asserts that he has received no official notification of such a transfer. He showed a Paris pa per, Le Courrier of September Bth, In which an authoritative denial is given to all such disquieting rumors as that the French capitalists Intended to sell their franchise to England or any other na tion. Nevertheless. It is believed by other diplomats that there Is yet much to be learned regarding the Panama canal, and. It Is known that the State Depart ment Is quietly investigating at Colon and In the capitals of Europe. W. C. T. U. Preparations for the National Con vention at Buffalo BUFFALO, Sept. 14—The Buffalo preparations for the National W. C. T. U. Convention are progressing rapidly. The'committee is composed of 120 ladies. The Music Hall Committee is in receipt of many applications for seats from every State in the Union. All the boxes are sold. Seats are sold at $1 apiece. Delegates will occupy the front seats. The forty departments will daily hold meetings outside the great one in Music Hall. The "Living Shield," composed of 2000 Buffalo children dressed ln red, white and blue, on exhibition during the pa rade of the Grand Encampment, will be produced for the W. C. T. U. The Music Committee has organized a magnificent chorus of ladies' voices only. STREET CARS COLLIDE Two Passengers Killed and Many Are Badly Injured CHICAGO, Sept. 14.—Two electric cars on the suburban electric road col lided while running at full speed along Ihe stretch track of Harlem avenue, La Grange, this morning. Both were crowded with passengers and nearly all were Injured, fourteen seriously. The accident was due to a heavy mist. The motorneer of the southbound car, which should have passed the northbound car at the point where the double track ends, failed, to notice that he had reached the single track until too late to avoid the catastrophe. Two of the injured cannot recover. Fire at Redding REDDING, Cal., Sept. 14.—A Are at Iron Mountain, fifteen miles northwest of this place, hasi destroyed property be longing to the Mountain Copper Com pany valued at nearly $200,000. Two men employed in the compressor room are believed to have lost their lives. Among the buildings burned were the residence of Superintendent F. E. Wilson,, the assay house, the oil house, the reading room and a row of seven cottages. The origin of the fire Is unknown. Heat in Ohio CINCINNATI. 0., Sept. 14.—Reports from the Ohio valley show the hottest September weather on record. The temp erature here for the past eight days has averaged above 90 degrees, according to the weather bureau, the hottest weather ln September for many years. There have been two fatalities and sev eral prostrations during the week. A Consul's Suicide NEW TORK, Sept. 14.—Paul de Pierre, formerly Vice-Consul of the French Re public at New Orleans, committed sui cide today by inhaling illuminating gas. VARICOCELE The scientific term "Varicocele," is used to describe a swollen, life less condition of the veins leading to the vital parts. It is the most | treacherous of life-eating diseases, H and is responsible for the destruc. tion of tne vital strength in men YciSa r""" more tnan an y otlier disease known. 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IF SPAIN WANTS WAR THE NAVY OFFICERS PROPOSE TO BE READY A Spanish Consul Finds Fault Because Smack Skippers Can't Smuggle Bad Liquor NEW YORK, Sept. 14—A special to the Journal and Advertiser from Wash ington says': It is now evident that the government if) getting ready to deal with Spain vig orously. The Board of Officers of tho Naval Intelligence Bureau had a con ference as to the scheme of naval opera tions to be adopted In case of war with Spain. A plan which was worked out in detail some time ago was discussed and, after a few alterations to bring it up to date, it was adopted. At the first sign of actual war the pow erful North Atlantic squadron will ren dezvous within striking distance of Hi ' vana, while the four naval reserve ships of the American line—the Paris, New York, St. Louis and St. Paul—will re ceive their armaments as cruisers and will proceed to Spain to watch the oper ations of the Spanish fleet, track it and warn the American commanders) in ad vance of its movements. A WRATHS" CONSUL TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14.—The Spanish Consul here, Pedro Soils, is wrathy be cause the State patrol steamer, the Germ, fired on several Spanish smacks. The Germ is a large trim launch belong ing to the State Health Board and Is armed with small cannon. The Spanish smacks hover around ths coast and sell Spanish liquors, etc., to the sponging and ftehing vessels that come here, thus infringing on the quar antine laws. This practice is to be broken up, and the State health authori ties have adopted stringent measures. Last week two were captured and the American and Spanish vessels caught together were sent to quarantine. While the Germ was on her last trip, she lighted two Spanish smacks and they put to sea. Finding she could not overhaul them, the launch sent a solid shot after them. The second shot brought them to, and they were sent to quarantine. The Spanish Consul wired a complaint to Washington against tir ing on Spanish vessels, and the matter was brought to the attention of Dr. J. Y. Porter, State Health Officer. Dr. Porter and Mr. Solie had a confer ence, in which the health officer, who is a retired naval physician, plainly told the Consul that the smacks would be fired on and hit, too, if they did not stop when signalled. There was much feel ing over the firing as the Cubans have made much ado over the matter of an American vessel firing on the Spanish, flag and jeered the Spaniards here about it. A Long Complaint SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 14.—Horace W. Phllbrook today filed In the UnTTed Stales circuit court a complaint containing 145 pages of typewritten matter. The defend ants are Wm. J. Newman, Ralph C. Harri son, Wm. H, Beatty, Jacob S. Reinstein, Wm. C. Van Fleet, Milton Eisner, Wm. F. Fitzgerald, Benjamin Newman, John J. de Haven, C. H. Garoutte, T. B. McFarland, Frederick W. Henshaw. Jacob Ttmplc and Robert Y. Wayne. Phllbrook was debarred by the supreme court some time ago for having filed a brief which the Justice of the supreme court considered as lacking In reverence. The complaint, boiled down, alleges that the supreme court trampled upon his rights as an American citizen when it disbarred him. and that he has been damaged by the defendants to the extent of J. 100.000. for which sum he sues. Redmen's Jubilee PHILADELPHIA Sept. 14.—The fiftieth anniversary of the golden Juiblee of tha great council of the United Ptates, Im proved Order of Rodmen. formal.y began ot the Continental hotel today with the only open session of the convention. There were 131 delegates present, representing every state in the union except Missis sippi. Then followed a secret session, at which 100 of the great sachems of the dlf. ferent states were admitted to the council, bringing the total up to 231. The report of C. C. Donnttlly, great chief of records, showed that since IST4, when the council last met ln this city, the membership cf the order has Increased from 39,516 to 155, --359. The Salvation Colony SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14.—Commander Booth-Tucker of the Salvation Army, ac companied by Adjutant Ferris, will arrive here tomorrow. On Friday he will Inspect the land selected for a sugar beet colony ln Monterey county.