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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 352. — Los Angeles' Society Vaudoville Theater VvSlvWum Week coramc^K^^i^ mh The Great Adolphl Trio, World's Greatest Bsr Per WllflMMiVVl formers; Smith and Campbell, Tlkiug Comedians; « w California's First Daughters, Lillian Leslie and Don M. Cann, Operatic and Descriptive Slagers Ninhols Sisters, Burnt Cork impersonator- ; John nie Carroll, Irish Wit and Singer; Mary Arniotis, Female sandow; Prof. Le.midas and his Won derful Dogs and Cats. PRICES NEVER CHANGING. Evening—Reserved seats. u Uc and 25c; Gallery, We. Regular matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1447 Los Angeles Theater & M c.^r^'Z e nar.r *% . 9- em en- OF THE MOST INTENSELY PICTURESQUE, (MATINEE Oniy Owo '//fore Vfiyhts fascinating play given in this city. (Saturday DAVID BELASCO PRESENTED BY MRS. LESLIE CARTER AND A SUPERB COMPANY The Novel and Realistic Belfry Scene aroused Unbounded Enthusiasm. Peats now on sale. Prices—qic, ,-iOc, 7.'ic tl.uOand n5O Telephone Main 70 Burbank Theater KfS» 188 Voniyht\ T M g,' o ?r 0 o d w j Saturday and Sunday Nights, SnStdo Urcick etrr ( The Great Abduction Scene. limn ( The New Musical Selections. VLL ? Jerry and his Donkey. NL 1111 ) The False Deacon. All VI he Grand Realistic Firo Scene. 1111111 1 The New Songs. ULL (The Miser's Bags of Gold. lILIIII ( The "Ticket-of-Leave" Man. Seats now on sale PRlCES—Gallery, 10c, Balcony, 25c, Dress Circle 28c, Orchestra, 50c. Box office open 9:30 a. m. to !>:3O p. m Telephone Main 1270 " W" 161 * 6 summer Ho^s F?ul ' l Sway" - - - Santa Catalina "stand - - - 'rtiree and one-half hours irom Los Angeles Cal. A summer and winter resort without a counterpart on the American continent. GKANDEST MOUNTAIN STAGE ROAD In the West. Famous Fishing and Hunting Grounds Wild goat and quail In thousands. GLASS-BOTTOM BOAT, revealing Ihe wonders of the ocean's depths. HOTEL METROPOLE, open all the year; Remodeled; Elegant Suites; Private Baths. Round trin service daily, except Sunday, leaving Southern Pacific and Terminal depots, Los Angeles to San Pedro, at 9:00 and B:<s, respectively. For mil Information, address HANMNG i <» . Aacnts, 2 11 s. -spring s .. Los Angeles. Cat. (Qstrich Farm —South Pasadena Wine Chicks JCatchod September 9tA FEATHER BOAS AND TIPS AT PRODUCERS' PRICES V! A -_» » , .-V-Po l- 114 AND 118 COURT STREET lenna ouwet paul kerkow, p r o P . Free, Refined Entertainment* Classical Music, tvery evening. Austrian-Hungarian Hitcfcen and Fine Cuisine All Day Cleveland Cycles x - JL nston WE WANT A LIVE AGENT IN ALL SMALL TOWNS \\ o!W SOUTH BKQADWAI A KLONDIKE RAILROAD TO OPEN UP THE NEW MINING REGION A Characteristic Canadian Develop ment Scheme—Disgusted Pros pectors Returning VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 16—A party of engineers under Ward Wilkinson left tonight to make a survey of the nearest route to the Yukon. It is proposed to run a line of road from the head of Douglas channel, northern coast of British Columbia, to Hazelton, the head of navigation on the Skeena river, and from there to Teslln lake. With the exception of a portion of the route between the coast and Hazelton the line will run through a flat country. It Is stated that M. Mann, a railroad con tractor of Montreal, Is interested In the scheme. It will open up a large area of mining and quartz mining lands in Brit ish Columbia. A CANADIAN SCHEME OTTAWA, Ont., Sept. 16.—A proposi tion has been laid before the Minister of the Interior by an influential delegation to send a body of volunteers into the Yukon, some one hundred in all, nomi nally to preserve law and order,but really to develop the alternate claims left In the hands of the government, giving a certain percentage to the government and retaining the balance to the com pany, which is to be called the Yukon- Klondyke Co-operative Mining and Trading Company of Toronto. Some of the leading politicians of the country are said to be interested in the project. VICTIMS RETURN SEATTLE. Sept. 16—The steamer Farralon arrived this morning from Skaguay and Dyea with thirty passen gers who have given, up the attempt to reach the Yukon gold fields this winter C. F. Shaw, representing an English syndicate, accompanied by a party of seven, took passage on the Farralon from Fort Wrangle and are in Seattle. He has been prospecting the divide be tween Cassiar and the headwatersof the Yukon, emptying into Teslin Lake. He reports the existance of large quartz ledges of the same grade as Treadwell. but It cannot be worked with profit on account of not being able to get machin ery. Mr. Shaw says that these difficul ties will be overcome by the construction of the Cassiar Central Railway and Tes lin Lake Railway, which is now being surveyed by the Canadian government on the Stickeen river. Mr. Shaw be lieves that Fort Wrangle will be the point of departure for all goods and ma chinery that will be sent Into that part of the country. He Intends sending in an outfit of twenty men via Wrangle, Stickeen river and Teslin Lake next spring with Instructions to prospect more remote districts of the headwaters of the Yukon immediately adjacent to the old Cassiar gold diggings. The placers on this divide undoubtedly have derived their quartz reefs in the Imme diate vicinity as Shaw has in his posses sion a quantity of placer gold which Is quite unworn and full of quartz. The purser of the Farralon says there Is a scarcity of boats at Lake Bennett and that they are bringing upwards of $500 each. None of the returning miners had heard anything of the reported lynch ing of alleged thieves on the Skaguay trail by vigilantes. California Fruits SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16.—An au thentic statement of California decidu ous fruit shipments this season has been prepared by Freight Traffic Manager C. F. Smur of the Southern Pacific com pany. Up to September Ist there were sent to eastern points $8,750,000 pounds of fruit, making 3550 carloads. For the similar period of last year the carloads numbered 2630. It is estimated that 2000 carloads of grapes will be sent east be fore the season closer? early In Novem ber. The rallorad officials think by the end iti -eason 187,500,000 pounds of green fruit or 7500 carloads will have been sent from California to Colorado and points east. This season Is the best in the history of the fruit industry of, Callfronia, with the possible exception of 1894. ' A HORRIBLE OFFENSE COMMITTED BY THREE MEN OF MISSOURI A Young Farmer Robbed of His Wife. The Woman Outraged and Murdered ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16—A special to the Post Dispatch from Warrensburg, Mo., says: News of what appears to be one of the most dastardly outrages ever commit ted in the state of Missouri ha 9 just this city. James Hull and J. N. McKeeben, two young men of Jeffer son township, are under arrest charged with abduction, criminal assault and robbery. Wesley Jackson of Henry county is wanted for complicity in the crime, and the county is being scoured in search for him. Andrew Stills, a young farmer, aged 20 years, and his wife, aged 16 years, lefi Warsaw Monday, where their home had been, to drive over to Knobnoster, where his wife's sister resides. On the way the horse died and Stills was at a loss how to proceed until the three young men, Hull, McKibben. and Jackson, offered to permit Stills to hitch his carl behind their buggy and drive the couple to their destination for $1. The bargain was made, and after getting out into the country Stills claims the trio seized his wife and drove away with her, after robbing him of what money he had, something over $5. The whole country around here Is aroused and searching for the lost wife, who is thought lo have been outraged and murdered. The three young men were said to have been under the influence of liquor. Stills searched for his wife until exhausted, but could find no trace of her. Farmers whom ne importuned for assistance did not be lieve his story and would not join him in the search. At last several became convinced there was truth in it; the two arrests followed and now lynching ie strongly talked of. SMUGGLED COOLIES Hundreds of Chinese Illegally Admit- ted at Port Townsend SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 16.—Six let ters introduced in evidence In the pre liminary hearing of Yee Gee, the Chi nese Interpreter employed by Collector Saunders at Port Townsend In the ex amination of Chinese "merchants," tend to Show the existence of a big conspiracy for the unlawful entry of Chinese Into the country. The ring was apparently backed by unlimited money. The letters indicate that it included a Chinese firm in San Francisco, Hang Lee & Co., a firm at Hongkong, which was apparently the bankers of the combination, and two merchants In Victoria, Ng Yok Hong and Ng How Hok. Acordlng to the letters, which con tained admissions by Yee Gee himself, over 600 Chinese were admitted through Port Townsend without writ or auth ority of law and in direct and plain, vio lation of the Geary law. The price paid to Gee far the landing of the men ranged from $150 to $230 each. A Carpenter's Damages STOCKTON, Cal., Sept. 16.—Superin tendent Clarke of the state hospital for the insane was today made defendant in a suit in the superior court brought by J. A. Atkinson, a carpenter employed at the asylum in 1895. Atkinson was tear ing down one of the wings of the old male department preparatory to re building it. While the work was in prog ress one of the walls of the building top pled over on Atkinson and he was so badly crushed that amputation, of th" left leg below the knee was necessary. The total amount of the damage claimed is $22,015, of which $20,000 is for ex emplary damages. An Offer Declined NEW YORK, Sept. 16.—Telegraphic advices from the Herald's correspondent In Rio de Janeiro state that the govern ment has cabled to the Rothschilds, re fusing their offer to lease the Green wood railroad). The government holds that such a lease would) be In opposition so the interests cf the country, ( THE HERALD A MEXICAN ASSASSIN Attempts the Life of the President HIS HUNGER FOR NOTORIETY LED THE POOR DRUNKARD TO THE ACT President Diaz Escapes Unharmed. Independence Day Observances Are Not Interrupted Associated Press Special Wire. CITY OP MEXICO, Sept. 16.—Today is the great national holiday of the coun try, the anniversary of the declaration, of independence, and the streets were thronged with people. An attack on the president was made just before the great military parade started. Rumors of various kinds soon flew around among the crowd and the excitement was iriteivse. Definite details are meager. The as sailant is a middle-aged man with long dark hair and a prominent nose. He looks something like an Italian. The attack may be the result of the recent propaganda here against all forms of anarchists. The ceremonies were not Interfered with. The parade started on time and was reviewed by the president as planned at the national palace. Gcroral Barralozabal. prime ministei of war, ie'.ls that the president's as sailant's name is Arroyo. The president was walking, as is his custom on inde pendence day, and was between Minis ter Mena, of communications, and Gen- eral Barralozabal. General Mena grabbed the would-be assassin, who was at once disarmed and handed over to the police. Excitement among the foreign colonists is intense. As this dispatch Is being sent 25,000 troop 3 are marching past the president, who Is surrounded by his cabinet and unmoved by the dastardly attempt, and the peo ple are hurrahing for Mexico and Gen eral Diaz. United States Minister Clayton called at the palace at 1 oclock to get an offi cial statement of the affair. LATER DETAILS CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. 16—Ignaclo Anulfo, a violent character, assaulted President Diaz today during the mili tary procession usual on Independence day. The man was felled with a cane by a companion of the president and was immediately taken into custody by the authorities. The central thoroughfare of this city, extending from the great plaza to the Alarneda, or public park, and known by various names, was thronged by great numbers of people, assembled to see the military proces sion usual on Independence day. Gendarmes on each side of the stroet kept the crowd from pressing the marchers on the way to take part in the public e*.erclseu at the Alameda, af ter which the military parade was to march through the same street on lis way to the national palace, to be re viewed by President' Diaz. The scene was intensely picturesque, tho historic avenue, called by George Augustus Sala one of the famous streets of the world, being all aglow with color and the Spanish fashioned balconies filled with ladies In brilliant toilettes. After a short wait the rumor ran through the crowd that the president was commgand on foot dresß'.d in the uniform of a gen eral of division. The president, bowing right and left to the applauding crowd, came Immediately, behind him being General Pradillo, the govrnor of the national pali.ee, who served In the same capacity under Emperor Maximil ian. Following them w ere other officers, cabinet ministers, etc. Suddenly near the Alameda there was a disturbance In the crowd on the side walk and a well-built, muscular man, with flowing black hair and mustache, forced his way by a tremendous effort past the gens d'flrme, and Jumped be tween the president and Gen. Pradillo and the chief of staff, Monasterio, and dealt a blow at the back of the presi dent's neck, but the violence of the blow was diminished by the-fact that he was crowded between the president and the officers immediately following him. Th>: president turned around and caught sight of his assailant and resumed his march witn admirablesteadineL3. Mean time Chief of Staff Monasterio hit the man with a cane and the would-be as sassin turning, seized it and broke It. Gen. Pradillo then hit him a powerful blow on the neck, felling him. The gens d'armes rushed forward and some mounted officers and police seized and pinioned him. He was taken through a side street and led away, the people shouting "Give him to us! We will hang him! But the gens d'armes succeeded In keeping their prisoner, being reinforced by cavalrymen, the crowd shouting and running behind. The man was taken to the palacear.d stripped, but no weapon was found on his person. He was taken away to the city hall .securely bound and placed in solitary confinement, after being questioned by officers. His name is lgnacio Anulfo, who has of late been employed In a notary's office as a clerk, and is said by the chief of police to have a record as a man of violent habits, given to drink and quarrelsome. The president upon returning to the palace, was cheered'by the crowds and an immense crowd assembled in fro.nt of the palace, cheering and shouting and calling for the president. There is no doubt that if Anulfo had fallen Into the hands of the people he would have been torn into so Intense was the rage of the people. Some think Anulfo made the assault for the sake of gaining notoriety, having read the accounts of the assassination of Pre mier Canovas. CONGRESS OPENED CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. 16.—Presi dent Dlas opened congress this evening, LOS ANGELES, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1897 reading his semi-annual message, cov ering the period ending in April. He commented favorably on the proposed international dam, expressing the hope that, the United States would conclude a treaty with Mexico for Us construc tion. The postofflce department and tele graphs, owned by the government, show a remarkable increase of business. Referring to the question of silver as affecting the finances of Mexico, the president says: "Unfortunately, the present fiscal year does not begin under as good auspices as the previous one, for the excessive weaknes and fluctuations of silver, often sudden and violent in their character, have so influenced the economic situation of the country that it Is demanding the serious attention of the government, and has caussd the adoption of strong measures of pru dence, all expenses not absolutely nec essary, being deferred or reduced. "There it not for the present any se rious reason for alarm. The nation Will be able to pass through this difficult period confronting It with the same serenity which It displayed a few years ago when the causes produced alarm." This portion of his message attracted great atention and was favorably re ceived. It Was stated that the finance department had issued concessions for several banks of issue in the interior, and had under study several other pro posed bank charters. In conclusion the president assure] congress that there was every reason for congratulation on the state of the coun try, which steadily grows richer, while the government revenue is continually Increasing. There is only one thing to be regretted, and that i 9 the single cause, entirely outside the power of the country to con trol, which threatens to dlsiurb the for eign trade of the republic and easy finan cial situation of the government. Th, present decline In silver, which, If con tinued and aggravated might occasion serious consequences, only encourages national exportation and manufactures, while the temporary nature of the de cline, according to the reports received by the executive, permits the indulgenc: of the hope that the situation will soon clear up, and. in any event, the national treasury is properly prepared to meet it. The president received an ovation on entering the chamber of deputies to night to open congrer..4. every one present desiring to show their satisfaction that he had escaped unharmed from an at tempted assault. As he left the hall, a man approached to address him, but was immediately arrested by the gen d'armes No Longer Threaten Settlers at Santa Cruz SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 16 —There Is great rejoicing among hundreds of set tlers at Soquel, Augmentation and San Andreas ranches over the affirmation of Judge Logan's decision denying the let ters of administration on Martina Cas tro de Preux's estate by the supreme court, which puts an end to the threat ened long litigation. Mrs De Preux re ceived a large grant from the Mexican guvernment, including 1000 acres. Her father, Joaquin Castro, was a Mexican soldier and received thegrant in recogni tion of his services, which she inherited. In 1850, 1853 and 1856 she deeded the land away. M. Elizabeth Peck petitioned for let ters and commenced legal suit for the possession of the land against the 513 owners. The land is valued at several million dollars and is covered by vil lages, including Capitola. schoolhouses, churches, valuable orchards and. farms. The settlements organized to protect thplr interests. The grounds for suit were that Mrs. De Preux was mentally Incompetent to transfer the property. Judge Logan refused to grant the plaintiff letters on thp ground that there was no estate to administer on. Because Conductors' Watches Failed to Keep Time ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 16.—A wreck on the Wabash at Kpytesvllle, Mo., early this morning resulted in the death of four men. The dead are: WM. GAINES, St. Louis, postal clerk. WM. B SMITH, Moberly, fireman. WM. G. CLARK, Salisbury, Mo. PAUL STREET, Salisbury, Mo. Nine others were more or less pain fully injured, but none seriously. The passenger train which left St Louis at 9 oclock Wednesday night crashed Into freight train No. 58. The freight had received orders to take the siding at Keytesvllle and let the pas senger pass. The freight was a minute late and was just entering the switch when the passenger train crashed Into it. The two locomotives came together with such force that they were totally wrecked. Three freight cars were de molished and a mail car was thrown from the track. The only theory advanced as to the cause of the wreck is that there must have been a deviation In the watches of the conductors. STOCKTON, Cal., Sept. 16 — The Jury- In the case of the California Navigation and Improvement company against the Union Transportation company this af ternoon brought in a verdict in favor of the defendant corporation on all of the special issues submitted. By a vote of ten to two the Jury finds that Wakefield is a public landing and part of a public highway; that the plaintiff had no right there save as one of the public, and that the landing and highway have been com pletely dedicated to the public. On the question of damage the Jury says the plaintiff has sustained no damage. An appeal will probably be taken. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 16.—A car on the P street road was held up tonight at Its terminus on Twenty-eighth street, and-Conductor Kelly was robbed of $7.50. The car was standing on the track awaiting to connect with an Oak Park car and the conductor and motorman were sitting inside w hen a man wearing a mask stepped in and covered them with his pistol and made them give up their money. He then departed south ward. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 16—Forty people were drowned in the Volga today, as the result of a collision between the steamers Tzarvitch and Malpltka near Astrakhan. . •' MEXICAN GRANTS FOUR MEN DEAD Will Be Appealed A Street-Car Hold-Up A Russian Horror M'KENNA'S OPINION Sets at Rest AH the Doubts of Alger THE PROJECT FOR SAN PEDRO SIMPLY MEANS BUILDING A BREAKWATER Under the Law a Harbor of Refuge Is Also a Harbor for Commerce Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, Sept. 16.—Secretary Aiger has made public the full text of the opinion of the Attorney-General rel ative to the improvement of San Pedro Harbor, Cal. The document bears date August 9th. The Attorney-General states that the question presented by the War Depart ment was whether it would be justified in advertising for the whole work mak ing the depth in the harbor twenty-five feet instead of thirty feet, which, in the opinion of the Secretary, would be am ple for the present commerce of the Pa cific centering there, and also for the in ner harbor (harbor of commerce) half the dimensions named in the original plan. The Secretary expressed a doubt as to his duty in the matter, as well as the suf ficiency of the appropriation to provide for a harbor both of commerce and ref uge, although he had suggested that private means might be used to assist In carrying out the double project. Attorney-General McKenna quotes the paragraph of the appropriation act relative to the deep-water harbor, and prefacing his remarks with the state ment that the Secretary's Inquiry should be answered in the negative, proceeds to construe his powers under the law. He Kays that the board was to determ ine the location of the harbor and also the plans for Improvement, which were large powers, and says further: "There Is a limitation of the amour.t to be ex pended. In all else the Judgment of the board was free. They decided between the places and the contracts by the Secre tary of War were to be according to the project reported by them. THE ACT IN QUESTION The section of the act referred to by the ttorney-general ia as follows: "For a deep-water harbor for com merce and ot refuge at Port Los An geles in Santa Monica bay, California, or at San Pedro in said state, the loca tion of said harbor to be determined by an officer of the navy, an officer of the coast and geodetic survey, to be de tailed by the superintendent of sal 3 survey, and three experienced civil en gineers, skilled in riparian work, to be appointed by the president, who shall constitute a board, and who shall per sonally examine said harbors, the de cision of a majority of which shall be final as to the location of said harbors. It shall be the duty of said board to make plans, specifications- and estimates for said improvements. Whenever said board shall have settled the location and made report to the secretary of war of the same, with paid plans, specifi cations and estimates, then the secretary of war may make contract for the com- pletion of the improvement of the har bor so selected by said board, accord ing to the project reported by them at a cost not to exceed in the aggregate $L'.flon,ooo, and $50,000 Is hereby appro priated, so much thereof as may be nec essary to be used for the expenses of said board and payment of the civil en gineers for their services, the amount to be determined by the secretary of war." THE DECISION FINAL "The decision of the board was final as to location, and it shall be Its full duty to make plans, specifications and estimates for the said improvements and upon, its report the Secretary of War will make contracts for the completion of the improvement according to the project reported by them. "The law itself, besides, indicates that in the project both places mentioned are open roadsteads; in both, therefore, a breakwater would be necessary to make a protected water harbor of refuge, and this may be a harbor of commerce as well. "Obviously so, for at Port Los Angeles, as we shall see, I do not think that quays or pier or wharf or excavation of docks formed by them a part of the project. They are the means by which private enterprise may avail itself of the pro ject. Some piers are already erected at Port Los Angeles. They are the prop erty of the Southern Pacific Company and to remain so. From a careful con sideration ot the report of the board. I am of the opinion that the project re„ ported by them is a breakwater.and that it fulfills the provision of the law and will make within its meaning a harbor of commerce and refuge." A BUSY DAY The president was very busily engaged at the White House today. Several mem bers of the cabinet were in consultation with him during the morning. Con gressmen and other distinguished visit ors also called, and all day long the ante- chambers were thronged with office seekers. Among those who saw the pres ident were Secretaries Sherman, Bliss, Alger, Assistant Secretary Day, Assist ant secretary Roosevelt and Senator Piatt. It Is learned from an absolutely au thentic source that the statement pub lished that Senator Piatt had urged Secretary Blisa to accept the regular Republican rofi.ination for mayor of Greater New York, and that President McKinley had added his appeal to that of the New, York senator, are utterly without foundation. Secretary Bliss, it transpires, did not participate in the conference between the president and Senator Piatt and other New Yorkers yesterday. INDEX I OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS Testimony in the Luetgert trial is not at all satisfactory to the defense. The yellow fever situation at New Orleans improves; it grows worse elsewhere. Members of the monetary commis sion appointed; it just happened that the majority is Republican. Canada proposes to develop the al ternate mining claims in the Klon dike; prospectors coming hack from Dyea. The governor of the Bank of Eng land explains the proposed action of the bank relative to the larger use of silver. Three Missouri men charged with robbery, abduction, criminal assault and murder; talk of a lynching may develop into fact. Guatemalan rebels led by Prospero Morales depose Dictator Barrios and a new government will be formed with Morales as president. San Francisco's supervisors ap pointed by the mayor and governor are sworn in; old officers go into court to hold their positions. McKenna's opinion regarding San Pedro made public, and Alger's doubts concerning a harbor of refuge or a har bor of commerce are set at rest. Between fifteen and eighteen thous and miners in the Pittsburg district return to work, which gives promise of an end of the great miners' strike. A Mexican drunkard anxious for notoriety attempts the life of Presi dent Diaz. No harm is done, and the Independence day celebration suffers little interruption. GUATEMALAN REBELS END THE CAREER OF DICTATOR BARRIOS Morales Chosen Chief of the Revolu tionists and Will Be President of the Republic SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16— Private advices received, here today convey the Information that after two days' of hard fighting, the garrison of Barrios' sol diers at Quezaltenango succumbed to superior numbers, and the revolution ists are masters of the situation in Gua temala. This is understood here as equivalent to the end of the career of Reino Barrios as dictator of the Cen tral American republic. With the announcement that Barrios had caused himself to be elected presi dent by his congress, local merchants who have large interests in Gautemala stopped payment on drafts on Guate malan business, a 9 It was gnerally un derstood that trouble would ensue. Soon after the dictator's action a rev olution broke out, headed by Daniel Fuentes, Feliclano Aguilar and Pros pero Morales, all of whom were candi dates for the presidency. According to the telegram received here today, Morales was yesterday chosen as chief of the rebel forces, which is taken as indicative that he will be Guatemala's next president. Barrios has few friends in Guatemala, as he has carried things with a high hand during his six years' administration. He gain ed the enmity of Morales by relieving him of the position of minister of war, merely, it is claimed, because the latter was too popular. Should he fall into the hands of the rebel chief it is gen erally believed that he would be given short shrift. In view of the fact that Barrios has chartered a steamer from the Pacific Mail company which has been lying at San Jose de Guatemala with steam up, ready to put to sea at short notice, it is thought that he will follow the example of Ezeta of Salva dor, and leave the enemy in undisputed possession before escape is cut off. ARCTIC MISSIONS The Samms Party at Work Up Near the Pole SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16.—The schooner Volante has arrived at Port Townsend on the way back from Siberia and the northern coast of Alaska. She is the vessel that in the latter part of May sailed from this port with three missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Samms of Los Angeles and Miss Anna Hunnlcutt of Whittier, who went to found the northernmost religiousstation on this ccast—if not the most northern mission in the world. The point to which the missionaries sailed is about 200 miles north of the nearest white settlement. The Volante also took John W. Kelley and several assistants to Mechigme Bay, Siberia, in the service of the United States govern ment. He is to study the native food sup ply, with a view to improving the con ditions in Alaska. Theosophists Building •SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16.—The contract tor the first building to be erected on, Point Loma by the Theosophists inter ested in the improvement there was exe cuted today by Dr. Lorlng Wood of Philadelphia. It is a large and hand some hotel and sanitarium, the building to cost $26,000. Schaniel Bros, were awarded the contract. Work will com mence tomorrow and the building Is to be completed by January 1. Other buildings will soon, follow. San Ardo Firebugs SAN ARDO, Cal., Sept. 16.—An In cendiary Are was started this evening in the postornce and hurraed to the ground the building in which the office is locat ed. Hackett's merchandise store, ad- Joining, was also destroyed with Its contents, as was the barber shop of William Dobson. Loss, $8000, Ten Pages | PRICE FIVE CENTS. COUNTRY SCOURED For Men to Direct National Finances BY ACCIDENT, NOT BY DESIGN DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS ARE XX THE MINORITY Any One Having Evidence or Sugges tion to Offer Is Invited to Send It In Associated Press Special Wir6. INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16—Hush Hanna, chairman of the monetary exec utive committee, today announced the completion of the commission, accept ances having been received from Louis A. Garnett of San Francisco and J. L. Laughlin of Chicago. The commission as completed Is a**M> lows: Ex-Senator George F. Edmund* of Vermont; Charles S. Fairchlld of New York; ex-Secretary of the Treasury C. Stewart Patterson of Philadelphia, who was president of the monetary conven tion last January; J. W. Fries of Salem, N. C, at the head of the great cotton industry that bears his name; T. G. Bush of Aniston, Ala., president of the Mobile and Birmingham railroad, and largely interested in iron in Alabama; GeorgeE. Luston of St. Louis, retired manufac turer; W. B. Dean of St. Paul, wholesale hardware merchant; R. F. Taylor of Fort Wayne, lawyer; Louis A. Garnett of San Francisco; Prof. J. I. Laughlin of Chicago; Stuyvesant Fish of New York. While no attention is being paid, to tho political leanings of the men chosen for the commission, it happened that It con tains six Republicans and five Demo crats. There was, however, much care given to the question of geographical repre sentation and the distribution of tho commission in different lines of busi ness. Senator Edmunds was taken as a representative of the country at large, and of the other members of the commit tee three are from the east, two from the south, one from the Pacific coast, on* from the northwest, one from the south west and two from the central west. The commission has been called to meet at the Arlington hotel in Washing ton, September 22d. A call has been Is sued for the executive committee to meet at the came time and place and it is expected to begin the work for which the commission was appointed at once. It will make a thorough investigation of the currency question In all its phases. The executive committee will bring before it experts and historical and statistical data gathered from al parts of the world, as well as a great many popular suggestions that have been re ceived from individuals and organiza tions throughout the country. It is the desire of the commission and of the ex ecutive committeethat the people should contribute whatever suggestions or evi dence they have upon the subject and all such matter mailed 1 to "The Monetary Commission" at Washington will be given careful consideration. A Commercial Bubble NEW YORK, Sept. 16.—Another com mercial bubble has burst in which were interested John Jacob Astor and Dr. W. Seward Webb. Incidentally a system of llectrical propulsion which it was thought would revolutionize marine en gineering has failed to prove successful. The enterprise was the Samuels Dynam ic Accumulator company. The company, manufactured a storage battery cell in vented by Zak Williams. This cell w»» expected to solve the problem of elec trical transmission, both on sea and land, because it was thought that It could do twice the work of any other battery while weighing and costing only one-fourth as much. The results ot ex periments have been a series of expen sive failures. Beardslee Banqueted SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 —A recep tion was tendered to Rear Admiral L. A. Beardslee, U. S. N., at the rooms of the chamber of commerce this afternoon in recognition of his servicesascommander of the Pacific squadron, from which he is about to retire. There was a large at tendance of the members of that organi zation and representative citizens, who vied with each other In complimenting the veteran naval officer. Tonight Ad miral Beardslee was the guest of the lo cal comimandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United State* at a special session of that body held at the Occidental hotel for the purpose of bidding him farewell. Admiral Beards lee is ex-senior vice commander ot tht legion. Royal Embezzlement BERLIN. Sept. 16—A sensation ha* been created here, and not only in Ber lin, but also in the various German cap itals and at Vienna, by the announce ment on the most reliable authority of the fact that Emperor William is al leged to have appropriated and squan dered in personal extravagance what has until now been known as theGuelph fund. The fund constituted the private fortune of the former reigning family of Hanover, the head of which is the. pres ent duke of Cumberland, and which Is* branch of the royal house of England. Gamblers Set Free ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16.—John Long and eight other men. arrested in the pool room and charged with maintaining a gambling house, were tried and AO quitted by a jury in Judge. Stevenson's court. Attorneys for the prosecution served notice of an appeal. Barley Burned WOODLAND, Cal., Sept. 16.—Fire to day destroyed the barley crushing plant and much grain belonging to J. R. Jones, .Loss, $6000.