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M'KENNA'S MESSAGE What the Attorney Gen eral Told Alger AN UNMISTAKABLE OPINION WHAT THE POWERS OF THE BOARD WERE Full Text of Judge McKenna's An swer to the Secretary of War's Appeal The following ls the full text of Attor ney-General McKenna's opinion on the San Pedro harbor question, dated Au gust 9, 1897: "The Honorable the Secretary of War: "Sir —I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of August 3d, in relation to San Pedro harbor. "The Inquiry you propound (which will be stated hereafter) grows out of the provision of the River and Harbor Act of 1896 and a report of the board of engi neers provided to be appointed by it. "You express doubts of your duty and power under the act and report of the board as to whether the appropriation is sufficient to provide for a harbor both of commerce and refuge. After some discussion you say: It is possible, however, that in order to complete this harbor for commerce and of refuge there may be private subscription by those who are financially interested in the matter, to enable the building of the breakwater, and also to create or deepen the inner harbor and approach to the same. The opinion of the Attorney-Gener- al Is therefore respectfully requested as to whether the War Department would be justified in advertising for the whole work and in making a depth of twenty-flve feet instead of thirty feet as suggested ln my communication of May ISth. heretofore referred to (which would be ample, in my opinion, for the present commerce of the Pacific centering there), and also for an inner harbor (harbor of commerce of, say, half the dimensions named in my letter of May ISth). "This inquiry, may be, should be an swered in the negative but I think the law and your powers under it and as determined by the report of the board may be considered more broadly." Then follow the provisions of the River and Harbor act, unnecessary to quote here. The Attorney-General then goes on: "The statutes, therefore, provided for m deep water harbor for commerce and refuge at one of two places—San Pedro or Port Los Angeles; and the appoint ment of a board to select the place and determine the plans of improvement. "It will be observed that the powers of the board arc large. "There is a limitation of the amount to be expended—in all else the judgment of the board is free. They decide be tween the places and the contracts of the Secretary of War are to be 'accord ing to the project reported by them.' The decision of the board is final as to location and it shall be 'their duty to make plans, specifications and esti mates for said improvement' and upon their report 'the Secretary of War may make contracts for the completion of the improvement .... according to the project reported by them.' The law Itself, besides, indicates the project. Both the places mentioned are open roadsteads; ln both, therefore, a break water Is necessary to make protected water —a harbor of refuge, and this may be a harbor of commerce as well. Ob viously so at Port Los Angeles, as we shall see. "The report is voluminous —too much so to be quoted and yet it can hardly be understood any other way. The double function of the board to select and hence compare sites and plans for both led them into comments and comparisons and an intermingling of considerations somewhat confusing, nor did they ac curately discriminate that which was to be government work from that which" was to be the work of private enterprise or that which was necessary now and that which might become so with the advance of time and trade. I do not think, however, that the quays or piers or wharves or the excavation of the docks formed by them are a part of th? project reported. They are the means by which private enterprise may avail itself of the project. Some piers were already so erected at Port Los Angeles. They were the property of the Southern Pacific Company and were to remain so. The law required only that other transpor tation companies should be allowed to use them but, however, 'upon such just and equitable terms' as should be agreed on or If agreement fall 'then to be de termined by the Secretary of War.' "From a careful consideration of the report of the board, I am of the opinion that the project reported by them ls a breakwater and that It fulfills the pro vision of the law and will make within its meaning a harbor for commerce and of refuge. Respectifully yours, "JOSEPH M'KENNA, "Attorney-General." LIKE PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER An Amazon of the Tenderloin's Treat ment of a Youth Officer Davis arrested Lizzie de Vail, a lady of easy virtue from Alameda street, early yesterday morning on a charge of grand larceny. The arrest was made on Hie statement of a young fellow who hunted up the officer and told a lurid talp. He declared that he Ignored the siren's advances as he passed' her crib, but she, like Pharaoh's daughter, grabbed him by the collar and yanked him insldp, despite hisstruggles. Thei she shut the door and went thro tgh his pockets, threatening to chok the life out or him if he made an outc y. The young man was consider ably under the influence of liquor and una !e to defend himself. When the won an had finished with him she opei ed the door and helped him out sidi He took an Immediate Inventory of lis finances and found that lie was iusi $30 short. Then he hunted for a pol. *man, Mt dame de Vail was locked up In the city tail, which was no new experience for ler, as she has been arrested time •nd igairo on various charges. From tht number of her fights she has ac quired the nickname of "John L. Sulli van" among her intimates. The woman was brought into the police court yesterday afternoon, but the case was dismissed, as the com plaining witness failed to appear. It was stated that the woman's "mac" ha l looked him up and squared accounts by returning the $30. Later in the afternoon Madame de Vail was again arrested on Alameda street for disturbing the peace and was brought to the police station in the pa trol wagon, where she put up $10 cash bail for her appearance in court this afternoon. INDIA AND SILVER Lord Farrer Oives Advice Which Wears Whiskers LONDON, Sept. 24 —Lord Farrer has a three column letter in the Times this morning on bimetallism and the Indian mint. He says: "In my opinion the ultimate solution of the question will be found in the adoption of the gold standard in India." Lord Farrer continues: "As to In dia, experience has shown emphatically that the opening of its mints would not be necesary. Indeed, circumstances would be less favorable if the opening of the French and United States mints should Increase the competition and not only prevent silver flowing to India but also attract silver from India, causing ar. export to Europe. "We are deeply interested in the wel fare of the United Statse. Every mis take that country makes, while It may benefit us as a commerical rival, injures us far more as friendly dealers and cus tomers. What she needs above all is a restoration of a sound system of cur rency and this she will not get while the 'ignis fatuus' of interntaional bi metallism distracts the attention other rulers. The sooner we can help to lay that phantom, the better for both coun tries." The Times says editorially this morn ing: J We do not suppose, in view of the em ; phatic remonstrance of the London bankers and the general business com munity that there will be any disposi tion to go further, even in a speculative way, with a policy so thoroughly dis credited from the beginning. W r e must deprecate In the most emphatic way any attempt to bring political influence to bear upon the administration policy of hte bank. MUST SAW WOOD Measures for Mendicants at the Good Samaritan Mission The Good Samaritan mission has de cided to adopt a different course this year toward applicants for charily At a recent meeting of those interested it was resolved that there should be no more free food or shelter supplied. Instead a wood yard will be provider! and mendicants will be compelled to work for what they get. This is done in. order to cull the worthy from the un worthy and to keep away professional tramps and vagabonds. A committee has been appointed to visit the hotels and restaurants in the city and gather up as much as possible of all the edible food now being thrown away. Contributions of similar kind will be solicited from the private board ing houses and private houses. The management and distribution of these charities will be under Captain J. A. Frasler, who conducted the shelter for the homeless last winter. New York's Mayoralty NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—Jacob Worth, for years the recognized Republican leader ln Brooklyn, was defeated tonight In the Kings county Republican conven tion. The opposition, led by Lieutenant Governor Woodruff. City Works Com missioner Willis and Walter B. Batter bury, supported by Senator Piatt, elected all the nominees for the county office's. Although Worth was the recognized champion of Seth Low in Brooklyn, his defeat does not necessarily affect Low's chances of securing the support of the regular Kings county Republicans when the city convention meets on) Tuesday to select a candidate for mayor of Greater New York. The issues at the convention tonight were purely Worth and anti- Worth. The result was close, and the defeat of Jacob Worth was by no means easily accomplished. De Laveaux Was Drunk Gustave De Laveaux, despite the ar gument of his counsel, Major Horace Bell, that a man has the right to drink all the liquor he wants as long as he Interferes with no one, was convicted yesterday by a Jury in the police couit of drunkenness and will be sentenced tf - day. There are but few individuals who can overload themselves with liquor and not offend their neighbors. Rate Cuts Met TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 23.—The Can adian Pacific, Great Northern and Ore gon Railway and Navigation compan ies have met the cut to Chicago and St. Louis made by the Northern Pacific yes terday. A Rifle Range The long distance shootir« range for the National guardsmen has been se cured. A strip of land east of East lake park has been rented, and ranges from 200 to 500 yards are now being measured out. PERSONAL Bishop John P. Neumann of San Francisco is a guest at the Van Nuys. F. V. Gordon of Yuma, the well known railroad man, is visiting relatives in the city. J. W. Morston and R. G. Montrose, lanufacturers of Buffalo, N. T., are at the Nadeau. General Sherman, president of the Pasadena and Pacific railway, Is in San Francisco on business. Frederick M. Mooers of New Tork, who has mining interests at Randsburg, is registered at the Nadeau. "Tom" Fitch, he of the silver tongue, is at the Van Nuys, accompanied by his wife, returning from Coronado. Mrs. Arthur Baird, who ls Interested in the English colonization scheme at Rialto, is at the Nadeau, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Anna Baird. John A. Gill, Pacific coast agent for the Vanderbilt railroads, with head quarters at San Francisco, who has been spending several days at the Hollen beck, left last night for the north. Judge and Mrs. E. H. Lamme have returned to Los Angeles after enjoying the summer at Redondo. Mr. and Mrs. Lamme are at the Hotel Van Nuys, where they will remain until the com pletion of their handsome home, now being erected on West Adams street LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1897 FOUL RIDING Saved tbe Long Enders From Loss ■ ■ THE RACING AT STOCKTON GOVERNED BY RULES MADE BY APACHES The Jockeys Club One Another In stead of Their Horses—Results on Eastern Tracks Associated Press Special Wire. STOCKTON, Cal., Sept. 23—Perfect weather and a fast track made good rac ing at the park easy today. The favor ites won all of the events but the short, and the players would have taken about all of the money the sports had if Eros had not resorted to foul riding ln the third race. Money roiled into the box on Grady at $15, Masoero $15 andLorena at $5 or $6, keeping the ticket writers hustling for over half an hour. Ma soero had the best of the start by two lengths when the barrier was sprung and attempted to make a runaway race of It, but Grady kept within three lengths of him till rounding the lower turn, when J. Jones, on Lorena, set sail and passed the pair, A hundred yards from the wire the mare had it on Mas oero by half a length. Enos pulled his mount into Lorena, throwing her off her stride. He was on even terms In an instant, and, catching hold of Jones' bridle, attempted to bring the mare hack to him, but Jones belabored him over the head with the butt end of his whip until he released the rein anid fin ished in front by a head. The judges declared the race off, but the boys escaped without even a repri mand. The other events were very Interest ing, as ihe heats were split up, and two close finishes were made by Oslto and Claudius. • Summaries: Trotting. 2:24 class— C. A. Durfee's Osita. by McKln ney-Othello (Durfee) 21111 Claudius, by Nutwood Wilkes (Bunch) 112 2 2 Wlnella, by Altego (Van Bokke len) 3 3 3 3 3 Time. 2:16. 2:15%, 2:15, 2:17, 2:21. Pacing, 2:25 class, heat dashes— W. A. Shippee's Little Thorn, by Hawthorne-Director (Thompson) 111b Lynette, by Lynwood (Bunch) 3 2 3 1 Cleon, by Happy Prince (Kelly).. 4 4 2 2 Florine, by Nemo (Rogers) 2 3 4 3 Time, 2:14%, 2:16%, 2:17, 2:24%. One mile, running, handicap, (de clared off on account of fouling)— Three starters, Grady, Lorena 111. and Ma soero, five and one-half furlongs—Tor- toise, 116. (Macklln), won; Two Cheers, 122, (Glover), second; George L„ 122, (M. Bergen), third. Time, 1:09%. Bluebell, Nevere, Walter J. ami Buena Vista also ran. AT GRAVESEND NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—Results at Gravesend: Mile and one-sixteenth—Dr. Catlett won, Cavalero second. Talisman third Time, 1:50. Five and one-half furlongs—Komur askl won, Hardly second, Kenmore Queen third. Time, 1:09. One-mile—Ben Brush walked over the track. Time, 1:47%. Speculation, one mile, selling—Sal vable won, Ben Eder second, Rondo' third. Time, 1:42%. Five furlongs—Scotch Plaid won, Claret Cup second, Exnard third. Time, 1:02%. One mile, selling—Shasta Water won, Ben Ronald second, Good Times third. Time, 1:43%. AT OAKLET CINCINNATI, Sept. 23.—Results at Oakley: Five furlongs, selling—Rotha won. Mystery second, Adam Russell third; time, 1:02%. Six furlongs—Happy Hours won. Dominica second, Galley West third; time, 1:16. Five and a half furlongs—Jackanapes won, Pontus second, Banaster third; time, 1:08%. Seven furlongs, selling—Carrie Lylc won, Filibuser second, Cyclone third; time, 1:28%. One mile—Eugenia Wickej* won, Vlr gie O second, Big Knigh third; time, 1:41%. AT WINDSOR Five- furlongs, selling—Merry Glen won, Jim Lisle second, Beguile third; time, 1:03. Seven furlongs, selling—Traveler won. High Tide second, G. R. Longhurst third; time, 1:28%. One mile —Ellsmer won, The Elector second, Rockwood third; time, 1:41%. Five and a half furlongs—Miss Gussie won, Bonadeau second, Judge Warden third; time, 1:07%. Six furlongs, selling—Fay Belle won. Double Quick second, Midlo third; time. 1:14%. AT HARLEM CHICAGO, Sept. 23.—Results at Har lem: Five furlongs—Alleviate won, Flo Honeydew second, Nannie Davis third; time, 1:02%. Six furlongs—Charm won, Lone Prin cess second, Mamie Callan third; time, 1:14%. One mile and seventy yards—Admetus won, Evanatus second, Lady Dixon third; time, 1:46%. Gradual stakes, $1250 guaranteed, six furlongs—Traverser won, Presbyterian second, Ben Hadad third; time, 1:14%. Mile and one-eighth—Donna Rita won, Dunois second, Moncreith third; time, 1:54%. Seven furlongs—Goose Liver won, Ne cedah second, Glenmoyne third; time, 1:29. AT FORT ERIE BUFFALO, Sept. 23.—Results at Fort Erie: Five furlongs—Ennomia won, Refldia second, Newbury third; time, 1:02%. One mile —Alvarado 11. won. L. 8., sec end, Strathrol third; time, 1:41%. Six furlongs—Cyclone won, Summer Sea second. Dr. Work third; time. 1:17%. Five furlongs—Helmsdale won, Ex quisite second, Fontulka third; time, 1:03%. Five and a half furlongs—Wordsworth won, Takanassee second. Mantle third; time, 1:08%. Five furlongs—Belle of Erin won, Glenmoyne second, Juda -third; time, 1:02%. THE FERNDALE FAIR EUREKA, Cal., Sept. 23.—The third day of the Ninth district fair at Fern dale was a great success. Over 4500 were in attendance. Following is the sum mary of races: Three furlongs—Rondo won; time. :38%. Trotting, three minute class—Delight won in straight heats, Annie Rooney second; time, 2:39%, 2:3%, 2:38%. Half mile, running, repeat—Davy Crockett won the first heat; time, :51%; Fi Fl won the second and third heats; time, :51%, :63%. BAT WIELDERS CLEVELAND, 0.. Sept. 23.—Today's game was without special features. Both clubs put up a fair game in the Held, but the Clevelands outbatted the Colts. Attendance, 400. Score: Cleveland 8, base hits, 16, errors, 3; Chicago 4, base hits 10, errors L A CRICKET MATCH BALTIMORE, Sept. 23.—The match of cricket between Mr. P. Warner's team of Englishmen and a team composed of Baltimoreane, which was begun yester day on the grounds of the Cattonsville Country club, resulted in a draw this afternoon, bad weather making it lm po«*sible for the home players to finish their second inning. The score when stumps were drawn efood 252 for the Englishmen to 188 for the Baltimoreans, the latter having four wickets down in the second inning while the Englishmen had a full Inning to go. MILITARY SHOOTING VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash., Sept. 23.—The following are the best scores in the second day's infantry rifle competition of the departments of Cali fornia and the Columbia: Private Wil liam Reilly, Company E, Sixteenth reg iment, 183; Corporal Frank Gunnad, Company A, First regiment, 183; Private George F. Watson, Company G. Six teenth regiment, 179; Private Charles Shockley, Company B, Fourteenth regi ment, 181; Sergeant M. R. Zimmerman, Company H, First regiment, 178; Private Thomas Atchley, Company B, Sixteenth regiment, 180. ON THE WHEEL TAUNTON, »Sept. 23.—There was a bad mix-up in the one-mile open, bi cycle race at the Bristol county fair to day. Tom Butler crossed the tape first. with Major Taylor second and W. E. Becker third. After the riders had finished Becker wheeled up behind Tay lor and grabbed him behind the shoul ders. The colored man was thrown to the ground. Becker choked him into a stale of Insensibility, and the police were obliged to interfere. It was fully fif teen minutes before Taylor recovered consciousness, and the crowd was very threatening toward Becker. Becker claimed that Taylor's crowding of him Into the fence during the race prevented him going to the front. Taylor revived, and the race was run over, Tom Butler tinning. THE CHESS PLATERS BERLIN. Sept. 23.—The tenth round of the International Chess tournament was continued today, when round six of the Berger schedule furnished the pair ing. The game left unfinished between Schiffers and Blackburn yesterday was drawn. Results of today's play: Cohn beat Englisch; Schlechter and Blackburne drew, as did Marco and Schiffers; Melger and Carousek ad journed their game ihe second time late this evening. Janowski beat Albin; Teichmann went down before Alapln; Tschigorin defeated Winawer; Wal brodt and Caro drew; Burn and Zinkl adjourned their contest a second time in the evening, and Zupchting was credited with a win against Bardeleben (retired). Two Bounds HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 23.—At the Gladiator Athletic club tonight Steve O'Donnell knocked Charles Farrell all around the ring in two rounds and Fffi rell's manager threw up the sponge. Washington—The twenty-round bout scheduled between Pat Ready of tffls city and Nick Burley of San Francisco for tonight failed to come off, the prin cipals being unable to agree on the terms of the fight. Fugs in Politics BOSTON, Sept. 23.—John L. Sullivan has positively declined to withdraw as a candldatefor mayor unless Qulncy also withdraws, and the Democratic machine is now taking this matter seriously. One of the recognized local leaders, a gentleman standing high in thecVncils of the Democracy as any citizen of Bos ton, has personally urged a well-known sporting man to use his Influence with Sullivan and have him withdraw from the contest. Croatian Rioting LONDON, Sept. 24—Special dis patches from Vienna describe the se rious outbreak among the Croatian peasantry at Sjernicak. near Agram, the capital of Croatia and Slavonla. Four thousand rebels, armed with pitchforks and other farming implements, have taken up a fortified position. In a col lision with gen d'armes on Wednesday two were killed and several wounded. Troops have been summoned to quell the disturbance. The rioting is attrib uted to the fact that the Hungarian au thorities have been showing an inclina tion to deprive the Croatians of their ancient privileges. The Barrel Boat BAR HARBOR, Me., Sept. 23.—Cap tain Brackman, of Bucksport, the in ventor of a barrel boat, which has been exhibited here this summer, started early Monday morning from Southwest Harbor with his 10-year-old son for Rockland, Me., in order to prove the practicability of the boat. Nothing definite has been heard from him since, although the light house men at Baker island assert that Brackman and the boy were rescued five miles off the shore by the steamer Pentago. A Caisson Exploded LONDON, Sept. 23.—A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Bucharest says that while a battery of infantry was passing through the town of Pilistl, Roumania. sixty-five miles northwest of Bucharest, an ammunition wagon exploded. Four men were blown to pieces and eleven in jured so seriously that they have since died. Eight horses were killed. The Bicycle Trust NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—A meeting of the directors of the Cycle board of trade was held in thif city today behind closed doors. The question of a guarantee on bicycles was discussed, and it was de cided that the new guarantees efiiall be made for sixty days instead of a year. Undelivered Telegrams Undelivered telegrams at Western Union Telegraph company for H. C. Qulmby end Miguel Pry or. DENIAL MADE Of Japanese Designs on Hawaii STORIES OF TROOPS LANDED ABE TRAVELERS' TALES TO BE TAKEN WITH SALT Whether True or False, There Will Be No Lack of United States Cruisers Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—Referring to the reports brought 6y the steamer Pekin that the passengers saw a large number of well-drilled Japanese landed in Hawaii under the direction of a ser geant and divided into military squads, Durham W. Stevens, counsellor of the Japanese legation, says the reports are untrue and calculated to cause an un justifiable Impression against Japan. Stevens says no Japanese immigrants are allowed to land ln Hawaii unless they have previously secured the ap proval of the Hawaiian immigration, authories, and that have been pre viously engaged by Hawaiian planters. It is impossible, therefore, for the Jap anese to land unless Hawaii desires their presence. The persistent reports have appeared that the Japanese are gradu ally and quietly building up a strong military establishment in Hawaii, but Mr. Stevens says all these reports are false and prejudicial. The Japanese war ship Nanlwa has been withdrawn from Hawaii, so that Japan is no longer rep resented by any military or naval force. ORDERED TO HAWAII WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—Orders were sent from the navy department to day to San Francisco to have the gun boat Wheeling sent to Honolulu as soon as she can be prepared for the voyage. The Wheeling has been put in commis sion recently, and was able to start in a short time for Sitka, taking stores and relief for the gunboat Concord, now on, duty in Alaska. Sh is a small but well equipped modern gunboat.somewhat smaller than the Bennington, now at Honolulu, but together the two boat* will make a good force. The Philadelphia will remain at Honolulu until the Wheel ing arrives. Whether the Yorktown will then be detached is not certain, but it is likely that she will not stop at Honolulu on her way home from China longer than Is necessary to secure coal and stores'. The Philadelphia, upon reaching Mare Island, will place most of her men on the Baltimore, which has just been exten sively repaired, and the latter will go to Hawaii as Admiral Miller's flagship. The admiral will remain at Honolulu while the exchange is being made. OFF FOR HONOLULU SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 23.—The gunboat Wheeling steamed out through the Golden Gate at about 10 o'clock to night bound for Honolulu whither she had been ordered by the navy depart ment. She received notice today to coal up and proceed to the islands imme diately, and all day she was being load ed with provisloms and coal, and in or der to complete her crew men were drafted from the warships lying at the Mare Island navy yard. This is the Wheeling's first dip into the waters of the Pacific, she not having had a sea trial. The sea trial was to have com menced tomorrow. QUEEN LIL'S PLANS SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Ex- Queen. Liliuokalan.i, who arrived here over a fortnight ago and has been stay ing quietly at the California hotel, will leave here Saturday evening on the Cen tral overland train for Chicago, whence she will .Immediately resume her journey to Washington, D. C. Hawaii's ex-queen is going east to be ready to resume her tight against annexation as soon as con gress shall again convene. Actors' Rights SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Accord- ing to an opinion rendered by Justice Carroll a "leading man" on the stage does not injure his professional reputa tion by playing minor parts. The deci sion was in the suit brought by Francis Carlyle. the well-known actor, against Frederick Belaseo, manager of the Alca zar Theater to recover his salary of $100 a week on the ground of breach of con tract. Carlyle was discharged for re fusing to play a comparatively unim portant part In Turk Meets Greek, but the court ruled, against him. Daniel Frawley and his leading man, Frank Worthing, were among the witnesses. The Woodmen's War CHICAGO, Sept. 23—Judge Showal ter, of the federal district court, today .dissolved the injunction secured by the people of Fulton to prevent the removal of the headquarters of the Modern Woodmen from their city. His ruling was based on two grounds: First, that there was no basis for the contention; second, that the matter was in the state court at Rock Island, and therefore the United States court should not be asked to decide it. The attorneys for the city took an appeal end asked the court to continue the restraining order until the appeal could be heard. He, however, declined to keep it in force. Labor Council Adjourns WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—At today' 3 session of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor resolu tions denouncing the action of Sheriff Martin and deputies at Lattimer were adopted and it was determined that measures in the interest of labor should be formulated and sent to President Mc- Kinley with a view to incorporating them in his next message to Congress. After the transaction of several matters of minor importance the Council ad journed, subject to the call of President Gompers. Advice to William BERLIN, Sept. 23.—The Berliner Tageblatt, referring to the speech of Emperor William al the banquet at Buda-Pesth, yesterday, says: We are glad that the emperor has seen the de votion of a free people ruled constitu tionally; and we dare say the example ol Hungary will not be lost to Germany. The king is a strong constitutional mon arch and as such he ls supported by the lova and respect of the people. If this fact has been Impressed upon the em peror, his journey has not been made in vain. FRUIT SALES London Seems to Like the California Product LONDON, Sept. 23.—Within nine hours after the docking at Southampton, yes terday of the American line steamship St. Paul, 4403 packages of California friut were delivered at the Covent Gar den market_here, in splendid condition and all sold this morning. Pears realized 4s 6d to 12s per half box. Blue plums sold for 5s 6d to 6s 6d per half box ar.d yellow plums brought 8s to 12s per half box. The market was somewhat pressed on account of the quantity received. The fruit auctioneers at Covent Garden will tomorrow sell 5000 boxes of fruit which arrived here per White Star steamship Teutonic, which reached Liverpool yes terday. "Sued a Beggar" SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—The United States government has received a judgment for the amount of over $100, --000 in the United States Circuit Court as the conclusion of a twelve years' suit against Andrew J. Barnes, who was Indian agent on the Hoopa Valley res ervation in 1879, and for several years thereabouts. Barnes has died since the suit was commenced and it is doubtful If anything can be recovered. The suit was the outcome of disputes over Barnes' accounts, in which there were many alleged shortages. Fire at Weaverville WEAVERVILLE, Sept. 23.—At 2 o'clock this morning fire broke out ln the supply store at Junction City, nine miles from here, which destroyed that struc ture, Bradbury and Hagelman's hotel, cottages and the bar of Hopkins, Hutch ins & Murphy's saloon and blacksmith shop, Blake, Reed & Cos. stable and wagon shop and the residences of A. A. Floyd and C. W. Day, before it was fin ally got under control. The total loss is estimated at $17,000; insurance about $5000. A Missing Lawyer PORTLAND, Ore., Sept 23.—Henry G. Reid, a lawyer, who recently came here from Kanses City, is missing and his friends fear that he has either commit ted suicide or has been murdered. He had been drinking heavily and went to the Good Samaritan hospital to under go treatment about ten days ago. In a few days he recovered sufficiently to take a room down town, but since Tues day he has not appeared at his lodgings and ihe police have no trace of him. Tracy for Mayor NEW TORK, Sept. 23.—After an ex ecutive meeting of the Republican as sembly district members today Chair man Quigg announced that a resolution was unanimously passed requesting Former Secretary of the Navy Benja min F. Tracy to allow the use of his name as the Republican nominee for the mayor of Greater New York. Mr. Quigg says he will notify General Tracy as soon as he can find him. Fitz as a Heeler PORT CHESTER, N. T., Sept. 23.— Pugilist Fitzsimmons has become a po- litlclan. His debut was made at White Plains Tuesday afternoon where he at tended a convention as a substitute del egate. It is said he will take the stump In West Chester county this fall in behalf of Wm. V. Malloy, Republican nominee for Sheriff. Work in the Vineyard BERKELEY, Cal., Sept. 23.—Govenor Budd has offered the university agri cultural department the use of the land of the Feeble Minded home in Sonoma county for an experiment station to in vestigate the subject of phylloxera and to test resistant vines. Mrs. Hearst has also tendered the university the use of lands of hers which adjoin the state university. Jenks' Sentence SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23—Cap tain Charles A. Jenks, Troop A,,N. G. C, was today sentenced by Police Judge Conlan to pay a fine of $500, with the al ternative of six months' imprisonment in the county Jail, for cruelty to horses attached to the troop. Notice of appeal was given and Jenks was admitted to bail in. the sum of $1000 pending the ap peal. Time for Lawing SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Auditor Broderlck has received notice from the state board of equalization that he'had been granted an extension of one week in which to place the tax levy on his books. This, it is expected, will give ample time in which to have the con flict between the two boards of super visors settled by the courts. Black Sand Mining EUREKA, Cal., Sept. 23.—A local company has been organized for black sand mining on, the beach at the mouth of Little river. Four thousand dollars worth of improved machinery has been purchased and eighty-eight acres leased. The plant will work 800 tons of sand every twenty-four hours, averag ing 80 cents per ton. A Soldier's Death ROCHESTER, N. Y„ Sept. 24.—Lieut. Chas. H. Gallup, U. S. A., died early this morning at the city hospital, as the re sult of injuries received some weeks ago at Macedonia while witnessing the working of a dredge in a canal. He was 33 years of age. The Veterans' Commander COLUMBUS, Sept. 23.—At the meeting of the Union Veteran league tonight Archibald Blakeley of Pittsburg was elected rational commander by a large majority. The result of the other offices will not be known until tomorrow. Try Sugar Beats LONDON, Sept. 23.—The Daily Mail his morning says: Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, has lost £50,000 in, experiments in sisal grow ing in the Bahama Islands. He chose land unsuitable for cultivation. A Salinas Pioneer SALINAS, Cal., Sept. 23.—Francis Jolly, a pioneer of this county, died this evening, aged 74 years. For thirty years he was surveyor and civil eroglneer in Salinas Valley, and located many set tlers near Paraiso Springs. A New Archbishop CINCINNATI, 0., Sept. 23.—1t Is an nounced that Bishop Mees of Covington, Ky., has been appointed archbishop of New Orleans. MURDERER DUNHAM Now Held for Identification at Hermosillo SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 28.—The po lice authorities of this city and San Jose are convinced that murderer James C. Dunham has really been captured in Hermosillo, a Mexican town near the border. Governor Budd has asked the Mexican government to hold the arrest ed man until such time as he may be properly identified. The Governor has also interested the national authorities in the case and a personal appeal bas been made to President Diaz to hold the prisoner. Officers will at once be sent from San Jose to Mexico to identify the person un der arrest. A month ago the authorities at San Jose received information that John Bartoloni, who had been a laborer at Dunham's ranch, had met the mur derer at Hermosillo. This circumstantial account of ths meeting and conversation with the mur derer interested the police of San Jose and active inquiry was at onoe made. This occupied about a month's time and row comes the information that a man, answering in every way the published descriptions ot Dunham, has been ar rested and will be held awaiting further action at Hermosillo. Convict Roadmakers in the South North Carolina is making a success of the experiment of working convicts on the public roads. The convicts are said to be more easily managed than they were while locked in close, narrow cells, and huddled in a mass that generated disease and sickness. Free labor has found no objection to the utilization of convict labor in North Carolina, for free labor there, as in every other part of the country, has an aversion to working on public roads, depite statutory require ments and attached penalties.—New York World. Tesla's Inventions NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—D. O. Mills, Vice-President Hobart, Pierrepont Mor gan, ex-Governor Flower and other great financiers have organize* a com pany to utilize the inventions Of Nikola Tesla. Tesla's shops and laboratories will be located in Brooklyn, where ex tensive property has been purchased. Tesla's ideas of the high potential will It is said, be used in the supply of light and power, in conjunction with the transformer system. That Silver Reserve LONDON, Sept. 23.—The Dally Tele graph says this morning: It Is probable that yesterday's meeting of bankers to protest against the action of the Gov ernor of the Bank of England in plan ning for a silver reserve, is only the fore runner of another, to include not only bankers, but leading merchants, In order to set at rest the feeling of disquiet which a fear of tinkering with the cur rency produces. Costa Rica Politics NEW TORK, Sept. 23.—Owing to tha great excitement in Costa Rica, says the Herald's correspondent in San Jose, growing out of the present political cam paign, and in order to maintain peace and public order, President Iglesias has been invested by Congress with extra ordinary powers, which will continue la force until after the coming election. There has been some disorder within tha last few days and several arrests have been made. English Bank Bate LONDON, Sept. 23.—The Bank of Eng land has increased the rate of interest to 2% per cent. The Westminster Gazette says: "The financial market would much prefer that the bank rate had been advanced to 3 per cent. However, it ls an indication that the directors do not anticipate large withdrawals of gold at present and has had the effect of strengthening prices on the stock ex change." Southbound Passengers SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23. — The following passengers left on the steamer Coos Bay for San Pedro: R. Halson. P. Murphy, Miss Chapman, Miss McDonald, Miss Murphy, G. Buchanan and wife. For Santa Barbara: F. Jackson and wife. Beats an Office OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 23.—8y the death of Jacob T. Cammeyer of New York, a brother of Mrs. Dalton, County Assessor Harry Dalton has fallen heir to a half million dollar estate in that city. Wheat for Europe SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Within the last twenty-four hours five British ships have sailed for home with Califor nia wheat, barley, fruit and salmon. The total value of their cargoes was $734,687. Dr. Lovelace Dead SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Dr. A. S. Lovelace, Health Officer of this city, died this morning from apoplexy. He was a native of Missouri and 42 years ot age. Mrs. Livermore is a believer ln co operative housekeeping, and holds that a saving of from 12 to 15 per cent In purchases could be made by a combina tion of twenty-flve families. If the bills of fare were prepared by one set of cooks another large saving would result. At the Hotels HOLLENBECK— George F. Drake, D. E. Wesseman. C. H. Chase, M. Joyce. Robert Ross, John Cargell, H. Fisher, E. C. Cun ningham, J. Jacobs, A. B. Price, E. B. Price, J. Smith. San Francisco; Wm. Lau derweck, San Luis Obispo; W. W. Colin, J. E. Stubbs, Chicago; C. C. Omstee, Kan sas City; L. E. Liber, Norfolk; W. P. Wentworth, Chicago; M. C. Fish, Provi dence; G. W. Curtis, Seattle: L. Johnston, Tucson; M. A. Hebberd, Colton; J. C. Rrake, Redlands; Chas. Hensler, Erie, Pa.: H. St. Olalr. Danby. Cal.; Louis Lowman, Cincinnati; C. L. Hamilton, Banning: J. Jesson, Ontario; H. P. D. Mund, Phoenix; W. J. Cole, La Habra, Cal. NADEAU—Mrs. M. Montino, Mrs. L. Montino, San Francisco; P. H. Donovan, California; John Stein, Santa Fe Route; H. B. Klingeman, Sacramento; Frederick M. Mooers, New York; J. O. Turner, San Diego; J. E. Davenport, San Francisco; E. C. Cunningham, Chicago! M. Mcßob- erts. Fred Hausted, San Francisco: J. L. Hackley, Louisville, Ky.; Thomas S. Ter ry, Chicago; M. A. Krueger, New York; Mrs. Arthur Baird, Miss Anna Baird, Rl alto; J. H. Graber, Pomona; D. M. Lan ning, Santa Barbara; J. W. Marston, Buf falo, N. V.; R. G. Montrose, Syracuse, N.Y. VAN NUYS—S. L. Bernstein, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Touik, Santa Barbara; Wm. Grant, Robert F. Harrison, Grant, Colo.; Wm. L. Davis. Denver; Mrs. J. Mclntyre, Riverside; John P. Neumann, San Fran cisco; E. B. Gage, Prescott, Ariz.; H. J. Kingman, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fitch, Coronado; A. E. Douglas, Flagstaff, Aria.