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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 364. AMUSEMENTS "^■Sjr^^ - Eos Angelea' Eociety Vaudeville Theater C*V«y C^iS.-.iociGiUery.-.^ a. J% W\W\W w Van Auken, Mci'hee ami Hill, the Monarehs Bu- VlfTlnrlMVXv preme on the Horizontal Bar; Unrlnn ai.i Ashlev, the Clever Walking Delegates; Mccarty and KeV nolds, Irish Character Sketch Artists; Provo, the World-Rsnownod Juggler; the Original Emil —Glranis—Kate, Grotesque Comtques; Leola Mitchell, tho Living Doll; Stanley Whiting, Rag Time and Negro Songs. PRICES NEVER CHANGING. Evening—Reserved Seats, 50c and v!sc; Gallery, 10. Regular v atinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Telephone Main 1447 [gurbank Theater tlla°er y in a lo^anqbxm TONIGHT and remainder ol week—MATINEE Saturday Grand success ol the Broadway Uheater Co. Howa°roVe ,n 2/oUTia 9??rS. llft'ntkrOO Great Madison Square Theater Success "Jf "f . " An entirely now company irom New York City, Including the following well-known artists: Miss barah Truax, Miss Nan Mifflin, Miss Hoicn Henrr, Miss Mario Blossom, Mr Chas Hallnck, Mr. Guy Bates Post, Mr. H. D Blakemore, Mr. Harry F. Adams, Mr. Kennie McLeod, Mr. Walter O'Connor. No advance In prices—Gallery. 10c. Balcony, 25c, Dress Circle 2So, Orchestra, S'JO. Box office open 9:30 a. m. to BIM P m Telephone Main I^7o QstrJch Farm—South Pasadeiraa 9?ine Chicks Jfatched September 9th FEATHER BOAS AND TIPS AT PRODUCERS' PRICES w. vS!R™<ffo,lr IM A ND 1 16 COURT STREET V senna Duoex paul kerkow, prop. Free, Kenned Entertainments. Classical Muslo Every Evening Austrian-Hungarian Kitchen and fine Cuisine All Day WOODFORD IS AT WORK BUT WHAT HE DOES IS NOT REVEALED Minister Dupuy de Lome Returns to Washington to Be on Hand When Needed MADRID, Sept. 28—United States Minister Woodford today exchanged visits with the Duke of Tetuan, minister of foreign affairs, and'other members of the cabinet. ; The six anarchists who were arrested , yesterday in. consequence of revelations as to an alleged anarchist plot, were released today. DE LOME RETURNS WASHINTON, Sept. 28— The Spanish 'minister, Dupuy de Lome, has arrived jhere somewhat unexpectedly from Lon- Idcn, where he is spending the summer' with his family. He reached Washing ton yesterday noon andi later in the iday called at the state department and. 'saw Assistant Secretary of State Day. !hls presence in. the city was not mad? • known by the department, andi it was. not until today that his arrival became known. The legation is clopedi for the summer; the minister took temporary quarters in an uptown apartment house. He expected also to call on Secretary Sherman. It is said by officials that the minister's visit has n,o special signifi cance at this time. He is looking at a new legation building, corner Massachu setts avenue and Eighteenth street, to be opened in October. There appears to be no doubt, however, that the visit re lated* to some extent to recent develop ments at Madrid' in connection, with Minister Woodford's interview with the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, the Duke de Tetuan. The presence of Mr. Dupuy de Lome led to conjecture that Spain's answer to the recent views pre senter) by Mr. Woodford was about to be submitted. It can be positively stated, however, that no answer has been, made yet, and up to the present time the ans wer has not been framed. It would not be a surprise, however, if it was deter mined upon at an early date in the future, and> it Is thought that Minister Dupuy de Lome's visit is so timedi as to permit him to be at the capital In case any development in the way of answer or otherwise occurs at Madrid. The on.ly manner In which an answer could be agreed upon ls at a cabinet council, at tended by the queen regent. Her arrival will give the first opportunity for fiieflnite action, and this probably hafisome part in the minister's return to Washington, at this time. The queen arrived at Mad rid today. FINANCIAL REFORM The Monetary Commission Makes Haste Very Slowly WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.—The mem bers of the monetary commission are holding daily sessions at the Arlington, hotel, laying out a program for the work that ls before them. Their discussions are Informal, but within a few days they expect to be able to announce the sub committees which will have charge of the various branches of the investiga tion to be made. It is almost certain that the permanent headquarters of the commission will be in. this city. At the evening session, the president announced the committees as follows: One metallic currency—C. Stewart Patterson of Philadelphia; Louis A. Garnet of California, and J. Laurence Laughlin of Illinois. On demand obligations of the govern ment —Robert S. Taylor of Indiana; Stuyvesant Fish of New York; J. W. Fries of North Carolina, and George R, Edmunds of Vermont. On the bamklng system—Charles S. Fair«hild of New York, T. G. Bush of Alabama, W. B. Dean of Minnesota, Georg* E. Leighton of Missouri. It wag decided that after the meeting Of the commission tomorrow morning a recess.be taken until October 11. In the meantime the committees will hold sessions far the purpose of securing In detail and arranging and systematizing the various suggestions which have been received. A COWARDLY PLOT To Take the Life of Emperor Nicholas WARSAW, Sept. 28.—Though an of ficial denial will be forthcoming, it has leaked out from official circles In such a i. ner as leaves no room for doubt, that there was a deliberate and deter mined plot against Emperor Nicholas Ot the time of his recent visit to this city. Its success was only frustrated by accident. Several weeks before the arrival of the imperial party, a number of persons supposed to belong to the German So cialist party undermined Norvy Sevst, the principal street In Warsaw, between the governor general's palace and the royal castle. As the tunnel, which had been undertaken from the cellar of a beer house, approached completion, the conspirators became apprehensive of a collapse of the roadway, and oalled on several Polish masons to build support ers. The masons, whose suspicions were aroused, notified tbe police, and 130 ar rests followed. Among those in custody are four distinguished German officers, either on leave or belonging to the lani wehr, who had been active in the actual work of tunneling. A number of mer chants and manufacturers from the town of Lodzey, Poland, are also impli cated ONE MAN KILLED The Booneville Stage Robbed by Masked Highwaymen UKIAH, Cal., Sept. 28—Two masked highwaymen held up the Boonevil!e stage this afternoon and J. R. Barnett, a passenger, was shot and instantly kill ed by one of the robbers. As the stage was passing through a heavily wooded part of the road, seven miles from here, the bandits suddenly appeared and or dered the driver to stop. Barnett, who was seated, on the rear of the stage, heard the order and plunged his hard into his pocket to secure and secrete his purse. The highwayman fancied Bar nett was about to draw a pistol and fired, his shotgur*, the charge striking Barnett In the neck, killing him instantly. The robbers then secured three ex press boxes and disappeared. Barnett was a pioneer resident of this county and a prominent citizen. The sheriff ls now trailing the outlaws with bloodhounds. Suspicion has fallen upon two residents of this vicinity who bear a bad reputation. If the highwaymen are discovered they will undoubtedly be lynched. WOMEN JURORS Courteously Excused by a Judge in Kansas FORT SCOTT, Kas., Sept. 28.—Miss M. E. Ross, Mrs. A. W. Douglass, Mrs. A. Kaufman and Miss Cora Wheeler, who were drawn on the district Jury, and are the first women ever called Tor such service in Kansas, responded to the summons today and all but Miss Wheeler expressed a willingness to serve. The question of their eligibility was raised by Judge Birdie, who cited a Washington supreme court opinion to show that they were rot competent, and Judge Simons found that under the con stitution and supreme court decisions a qualified elector must be a male! He was unwilling that the women shotiid serve in civil cases and paid them a nice compliment for their willingness to do so. The Sealing Season VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 28.— H. M. S. Wild Swan, of the British Bering sea patrol fleet, returned to port tonight. She brings confirmation of the small catch by the schooners in Bering sea. According to the story told by one of the officers, Prof. Jordan's electrical ap paratus for branding the seals proved a failure, and hot irons were used to brand a few female seals. Last year's branding operations have been the means of driving the seals to new Isl ands north of Japan, where It said thr Japanese have been reaping a harvest of skins. The Wild Swan had some rough weather on her trip south, losing some of her sails in big blows. The Goodspeed Estate SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—Judge Coffey has been asked'to approve a com promise of the long pending contest over the will of Lucy C. Goodspeed. She died several years ago, leaving an estate val ued at $200,000 to two minor children, practically disinheriting three adult children. The act was caused by family troubfes which had caused the estrange ment of the elder children from their mother. The compromise agreement provides for the division of the estate into two equal parts, one of which will go to the three adults and the other to the two minor children. The decision of he court will be announced on Friday. Oakland's Water Front OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 28.—The at torneys for the city in the water front case are considering the advisability of appealing from the recent decision of the supreme court. Before Saturday ■ next, the day when the notice of appeal ! to the United Statessupreme court must I be finally submitted, if at all, the papers : will be drawn If the city is to usher in a I new water front fight or the announce- ment will be made that the apportion ment of lands is to stand as the state court recently decided. Competing Cavalry DENVER, Colo., Sept. 28—A special to the News from Fort Wingate, N. M., says: The second day's work of the cav alry competition contestants was at skirmish firing. Today's score of the five leading contestants follows: Carl Schmidt, private, A. Ist cavalry 2ST Sergeant Chns. Abel, I, Ist cavalry 2TS Corporal Henry Bennett. B. oth cavalry.273 Private Michael Ford, B. 2d 274 Sergeant Valentine Buckeyes, G, 7th....272 A False Report BERLIN, Sept. 28.—The statement published in German newspapers' that the United States ambassador, Mr. An drew D. White, has been instructed to negotiate a reciprocity treaty between the United States and Germany is pro nounced to be absolutely without foun dation in fact. THE HERALD A NOTICE IS FILED Of the Sale of the Union Pacific REORGANIZERS ARE READY TO TAKE THE ROAD WITHOUT THE DEBTS On November Ist the Government Will Charge Thirty Millions to Profit and Loss Associated Press Special Wire. NEW YORK, Sept. 28.—1t Is expected that the official announcement of the sale of the Union Pacific property under foreclosure will be made within a few days, and as the proposed sale involves thirty days' advertisement, the road, in the event of no one being willing to pay more for the property, will pass into the hands of the new company about No vember Ist. Receiver Anderson eaid today that while he had no knowledge of an agree ment having been reached between the reorganization committee and the gov ernment, he believed the sale would be effected before, November sth. He said that the main trouble would be paying the debt of $45,000,000 due the govern ment. The property could be turned over to the new company without any diffi culty. NOTICE FILED CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 28—The anion Pacific attorney, J. W. Lacey, to day filed in the office of the Cheyenne Tribune a copy of the foreclosure notice and sale of the Union Pacific roads. The notice contains a complete description of all property to be sold In lowa, Nebrae ka, Wyoming and Utah. Bids for fran chises and property for a less sum than $23,000,000 shall not be accepted by the master In chancery. The notice also con tains a tabulated statement of the sink ing fund bonds, and provides that no bid for the same ehall be accepted for a less sum than $13,645,250, the amount of that fund. Ten per cent of the bids must be paid to the master in chancery at Omaha at least five days before the sale, as a pledge that the bid will be made good. The foreclosure notice covers nearly four columns in agate type, set solid, and the same is furnished in electroplate ready for use. The date of the sale is fixed for Monday, November 1, 1897. RATE TROUBLES CHICAGO, Sept. 28. —A meeting ot all the western roads called for the purpose of considering the rate situation met to day In the office of Chairman Caldwell pf the Western Passenger association. The Southern Pacific, Great Northern and Northern Pacific were not repre sented at the meeting and this threw a frost at the outset on any attempt to stiffen up the condition of transconti nental passenger traffic. A resolution offered providing that after October Ist all roads should cease the payment of commissions on territory east ot the Missouri river and after November Ist on transcontinental traffic was debated somewhat and then went over until to morrow. The meeting then resolved it self into another effort to bring the Great Western and Wisconsin Central into the association Both roads were repre sented at the meeting, but at the close of the meeting both declared that they would not become members of the West ern Passenger association. The meeting will be continued tomorrow. COLLIS RESIGNS SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 28.—Coills P. Huntington is no longer a director of the Central Pacific railroad It has Just beer, learned that on August 10th last hisresig nation was accepted at a special meeting of the stockholders an.di W. M. Thomp son,for many years secretary of the com pany, was elected in his place. At the same time Director Gates of New York tendered his resignation andi John C. Klrkpatrick was chosen to fill the va cancy. Mr. Kirkpatrick has been man ager of the Palace Hotel since 1885 and is well known in, .business circles in this city. The primary cause of this change in the Central Pacific directorate was ths dissatisfaction of the English stockhol ders, and. some of the Americans as well, over the fact that so many of the direc tors are non-residents of San Francisco, the principal place of business of the road. C. E. Bretherton, the representative of the English stockholders, has written a letter In which he says he objects to Southern Pacific officials sitting on the Central Pacific board and disputes the validity of any votes they may give on Central Pacific affairs. It is asserted, that the changes were prompted by a desire to conciliate the English shareholders, who. at the pres ent crisis in the affairs of the company are about to organize for their mutual protection and possibly, through the registration ot their stock and the plac ing of proxies in the hands of some Eng lish solicitor vested with a pawer of attorney, secure control of the organiza tion, when the date of the next annual election comes around. ONLY TEMPORARY SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 28.—C. P. Huntington, president of the Southern Pacific company, has only retired tem porarily from the dlrectorateof the Cen tral Pacific company, and will return to his former position probably at the an nual election. So, too, will Isaac T. Gates, who resigned a directorship and the vice-p residency of the Central Pa cific. The authority for these state ments is W. H. Mills, second vice-presi dent of the Central Pacific company, who states that the temporary resigna tions were caused by Mr. Gates' absence in Europe end Mr. Huntington's sum mer trip to London. Mr. Mills stated that the absence from the United Slates of these two directors and of Mr. Bretherton, who is a resident of London, left the board without a quorum in this LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1897 The fourteenth amendment to the constitution provides that no state shall "deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal pro tection of the laws." country and so the resignations were offered and a temporary election of sub stitutes followed. Mr. Mills says the resignations took place July 13 and they were not announced because of their temporary character. A NEW OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—The new position of superintendent of telegraph of all the lines of the Southern. Pacific company, with headquarters in San. Francisco, will be created on October 1. J. B. Dormer, now telegraph superin tendent of the eastern division, with headquarters at Algiers, will be the ap pointee. His jurisdiction, covers the entire telegraphic system. ATCHISON EARNINGS CHICAGO, Sept. 28.—The ret earnings of the Atchison system for the month of August were $921,281, an increase of $169,326 over the same month of last year. For the two months of the fiscal year to August 31 the net earnings have been $1,386,038, an increase of $80,165. The total income from operation for the two months shows an increase of $152, --679. BETTER EQUIPMENT SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—Many important additions are Just now being made to the equipment of the Southern Pacific equipment. Six vestibule bag gage and express ears have just been completed at the Sacramento shops and are the first ears of this class to be made on the Pacific coast. Orders have bee-n placed for ten. new day coaches of su perior constructioh to be finished in ma hogany and with high backed seats. Pacific Coast Shipments Amount to SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—During the present month nearly $5,000,000 worth of grain has left Pacific coast ports for Europe. Up to date thirty-five vessels have sailed, from this port. Of these seventeen carried wheat, five carried barley, twelve mixed cargoes of wheat and one carried 23,035 barrels of flour, valued at $115,112. Oregon sent away seven vessels with 352,200 centals, valued at $621,513, and two vessels with 50,075 barrels of flour, valued at $200,500, while Puget sound sent away three vessels with 160,310 cen tals, valued at $242,240. Besides these, twenty-eight lumber vessels have sailed for foreign ports with cargoes valued at over $200,000. As the month of August nearly equaled September, the exports of grain and flour alone for the months would easily run into the ten million fig ure. CHICAGO, Sept. 28.—The fourth an nual convocation, of mothers, convened today. The attendance was much larg er than at previous convocations. Mrs. J. N. Crouse called the meeting to ord«r and announced "Nature Study and • Methods of Opening Children's Eyes vi the Beauties of Nature," the subject of the session. Mrs. Andrew McLeish took part in the debate from the standpoint of a mother. Mrs. Bertha Payne, as a kindergarten teacher, and Miss Flora J. Cook, as a primary teacher, Miss Eliza beth Harrison, well known to kinder garten followers, also made brief ad dresses. " SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—Theo dore Figel was arraigned on the murder charge against him today and entered a plea of not guilty. The $30,000 bonds n?oessary to secure his release from prison were presented to Judge Cook, who submittd them to Chris Newman, the bond expert appointed by the super visors. The sureties are Joseph Figel, father of the defendant; Mrs. Isabel Figel, his mother; S. H. Seymour and J. L. Plummel. Late tonight the bonds were approved by Judge Cook and Figel was released. LONDON, Sept. 28.—The Pall Mail Gazette publishes this afternoon an other interview which its Paris corre spondent hr* had with M. Pierre Bot kine, the ISieelan commissioner to the Bering s;a conference, in which Mr. Botkine is quoted assaying that he has not received any notification of the mar quis of Salisbury's objection to Russia &nd Japan being represented at the con ference, but that the conference will be held at the intended date, whether the British representative is present or no:. A Sheepman Hissing SALINAS, Cal., Sept. 28.—Lorano Lascano, a prominent sheep raiser of San Lucas, has been missing since "he 18th of August. Lascano owned 3000 sheep upon which was a chattel mort GRAIN FOR EUROPE Many Millions A Mothers' Conference Figel Finds Bonds The Seal Conference THE REFUGE OF THE TRUST gage for $5000. The missing man also had other obligations, and his creditors think he has skipped. His frierdsfear foul play. CRETAN SUFFERING Caused by the Destruction of Crops During the War CANEA, Crete, Sept. 28.—The Mussul man notables have sent the following telegram to the ambassadors of the pow ers at Constantinople and to the Sultan: "Our position is becoming unbearable. Winter is approaching and we are with out shelter, almost naked and living on a hectogram of flour a day given us by Mussulman charity. "Our Christian compatriots have burned our olives and the island will soon be denuded of timber. Sowing be gins in October. If we do not return to our homes how can we live next season? "Public charity has already expended 5,000,000 plasters and it is doubtful if that source of relief can support us another month. We, too, are God's creatures. In the name of humanity, put an end to our desperate condition." Alaskan Treasure SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 28.—A. P. Vinnedge, formerly a resident of Seattle, but later of Alaska, has returned from Cook's Inlet with the statement that the steamer Bertha will arrive here about October 15th, with from 75 to 100 miners. ar.d about $400,000 In gold dust taken dur ing the season from Turn Again Arm dig gings. A Seattle man named Snuzer is said, to have been the most successful man in the district, with Fred. Smith, of Ju neau, a close second. A California com bination of six men took out $15,000. Lynchers Not Indicted INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 28.—The gov ernor has received a letter from M. S. Connolly, the prosecuting attorney of Ripley county, saying that the gran.d jury adjourned without finding any in dictments against the Versailles lynch ers. The witnesses all testified differ ently, hence no indictments. The gov ernor has transmitted the letter to the attorney general and requested him lo tnak a thorough Investigation of the case in his own time and way. Saved the Bones SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—The ship America arrived today from Trince Wiliam's sound with a cargo of salmon and stowed away in a dark corner was the dead body ofone of her Chinese pas sengers. It had been hidden by the other Chinese to prevent burial at sea, which would have rendered it impossi ble to ship the bones back to China. The condition of the body indicated, that the man had been dead a week. A Mission Celebration SAN MIGUEL, Cal., Sept. 28.—Three days' celebration of the centennial of the [ounding of the mission here began to day. Bishop Montgomery and a large number of the clergy arrived today from Los Angeles and after a reception in their honor the balance of the day was devoted to athletic games and contests. The celebration proper begins tomor row. Delta Gold Strikes DELTA, Cal., Sept. 28.—Investigation of the new gold strike made here two days ago shows the existence of a good quartz ledge with ore that goes about a thousand dollars to the ton. Two well defined led.ges have been uncovered. The discoverers were prospectors re turning from Coffee Creek. Peace Restored WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 —The insur rection in Nicaragua has been sup pressed and peace restored according to advices received by Senator Corea, charge d'affaires of the Greater Re-pub lic of Central America, including Nica ragua. American Exports VANCOUVER, B. C, Sept. 28.—Four trains loaded with Massey-Harrie bicy cles and agricultural implements leave Toronto next week for shipment to Aus tralia from this port. Waiting for Ducks ANTIOCH, Cal., Sept. 28.—Governor Budd is here with his gasoline launch and catamaran houseboat anchored in the tules, awaiting the opening of the duck season. Turkish Troubles CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 28.—Six customs officials have bene arrested for circulating pamphlets of the Young Turk party. v INDEX OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS Star Pointer makes a new quarter mile record, but fails to hurt the mile time. The yellow fever situation grows no worse, but the situation certainly has not improved. Testimony in the Luetgert ease from now on will consist of tho con tention of experts. The revenue cutter Grant comes down from St. Michaels and reports that the Portland will bring gold by the ton. The initial meeting of the National Irrigation congress at Lincoln marked by rapid work and great earnestness of purpose. Woodford at work In Madrid and Minister Dupuy de Lome returns to Washington, but the Cuban question is not being speedily solved. Notice is filed in the office of the Cheyenne Tribune of the sale on No vember Ist of ths property of the Union Pacific under foreclosure of the government lien. The naval committee on docks recommends the expenditure of fl, --500,000 in the construction of a con crete drydock at San Pedro in case the harbor improvements are completed. Republicans of Greater Hew York turn down Low and nominate General Tracy for mayor; a gold Democrat ls chosen for comptroller. Massachu setts Democrats nominate for govern or a man who stands squarely on the Chicago platform. THE IOWA MURDER The Crime the Result of Boecker's Insanity CARROLLTON, la., Sept. 28.—John Boecker, the murderer of his wife and. live children, still lives, though his re covery ls impossible. The son Henry shows signs of returning strength, but physicians say his wound Is fatal. The bodies of the mother an.d the other five children have been prepared for burial at Breda tomorrow. The coroner's jury empareled yesterday was adjourned till Thursday, so no finding has been re turned. It is now known that Boecker bought a supply of chloroform at Breda last week ostensibly to doctor hogs for cholera. With this he threw the family into their final' sleep and was enabled to commit the murders without resis tance. Those who know him best say Boecker's mind has been effected for some time. Tired of Sickness SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—Freder ick Faritan, a German, committed sui cide today ne-ar the Cliff house by shoot ing himself and then falling Into the water. He was a quicksilver miner, formerly employed at Calistoga. Hav ing become salivated, he was unable to work, and Is supposed to have brooded over his troubles until he concluded to kill himself. A bank book showing that he had $150 on deposit was found on his person. Cow Thieves Caught SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—During the past eight months the herds of dairymen in the San Bruno district of this city have be-en continually depleted by cattle thieves. Almost every night one or more cows have been stolen from pasture fields and sold to some slaugh ter house. After months of watching, the police today arrested. Emil Daniels and John Malon.ey, who they are con vinced are the cow thieves. A Steam Yacht Sunk BUFFALO, N. V., Sept.fe— The steam yacht Glance, under cha;|gr by the United States army engines * gcorps as an inspector's vessel in the eakwater construction work, was sunk this after noon in the harbor by the excursion steamer Gazelle. Gue Drillard, engineer of the Glance, was drowned. Patenotre's Successor PARIS, Sept. 28.—M. Jules Cambon, governor general of Algeria, it is an nounced, will succeed! M. Jules Pate notre as French ambassador at Wash ■ Ington, and M. Patenotre will go to Madrid. Ten Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS IF IT RAINS IT POURS And Storm Signals Ply for San Pedro IMPROVEMENT OF THE HARBOR TO BE FOLLOWED BT BTJILDUTO OP DRYDOCKB The Board of Dock* Evidently OonoldV era the San Pedro Battle Yon Beyond Question Associated Press Bpeclal Wire. WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.—The board appointed by tbe Navy Department to consider the needs of the navy In tho matter of new docks, submitted a report today to Acting: Secretary Roosevelt It finds that five new docks are necessary, at a cost of $5,776,000. In addition, the board recommends a dock at San Pedro, of concrete, 500 feet* long, to cost $1,500,000, among other things. Some of the improvements are recom mended contingent upon the compli ance with certain conditions—for in stance, at San Franclsce, upon the sur vey of Terba Buena Island; at Mare Is land, upon the channel Improvements, and at San Pedro, upon the harbor im provements. Respecting the recommendations of board as to another dock at Maae Island, it ls known to be the Intention, of the de partment to reject the suggestion unless it can be assured that more battleships will be built upon the Pacific Coast. At present only one such vessel, the Ore gon, ls In the Pacific Ocean, and while the department feels keenly the need for more ships of formidable style, It is not deemed good policy to build, another dock In addition to that at Puget Sound for one ship. The report abounds in careful reasoning In support of all its recom mendations, and the advantages and drawbacks are set out In detail. The pleasing feature to the depart ment officials is the fact that both Ad miral Matthews and Mr. Hlchborn favor one class of docks. The board, which; consists of Commodore F. M. Bunco, Commander F. W. Chadwlck and As sistant Naval Constructor R. B. DasMel, has been studying the dock question for about a month, and Mr. Dashiel visited Europe, where he Inspected tho docks of the several naval stations. The proposed docks will have ol draught of thirty feet at low water, andjj each, It ls estimated, will cost about} $1,260,000. The floating dock will be built of steel sections, which, incase of damage to a ship, can be lowered be neath the vessel, lifting her out of tho water, and, with the help of a tug, transporting her« to the slip, where re* pairs can easily be effected. ATTORNEYS ARRESTED A Blackmailing Charge Elaborately Explained Away NEW YORK, Sept. 28.—C01. Robert A. Ammon, W. A. Sweetser and William Woods, lawyers, were arrested, charged 1 with blackmailing Samuel Keller, o former manager of the E. S. Dean Com pany, pool operators, who failed last March. After the offices were closed Keller was arrested on a civil order andi later discharged. Ammon and Sweetser were his attorneys and after his dis charge they took-Woodsinto partnership and wrote letters to Keller stating that they held certain documents a prosecu tion upon which would send him to jail for a longtime. The letters contained'» declaration that for $30,000 they would destroy the letters. In accordance with the Instructions of Captain McCluskey, chief of the detective bureau of the New York police, Keller wrote, acceding; to the demands, and made'an appointment at his house. Officers were concealed in the room and Keller paid/ the lawyers marked hundred dollar bills, when tho detectives stepped from their hiding places and arrested the blackmailers. The accused lawyers state that they have been misrepresented by Keller, with whom they had been negotiating on a legitimate basis for a settlement of tho latter's obligations. They were release* upon $1000 ball. A Bad Hobby SAN RAFAEL, Cal., Sept. 28.—A novel suit was brought today by H. A. Clark and Fanny B. Clark, his wife, against James Hayden of Tiburon. They want $25,000 damages for injuries sustained by Mrs. Clark while riding a hobby horse at El Campo last June. The horse, which was on. a meTry-go-roumd owned by the defendant, became unmanageable through the collapse of the machinery. The lady riding it was thrown and so badly hurt that she may be disabled for life. Another Water Question GOSHEN, Cal., Sept. 28.—A complaint ls being prepared in Porterville to oust the board of supervisors of Tulare coun ty from office for failure to fix the water rate last Februafj*. The suit ls similar to that brought againet&he supervisors of San Francisco andJSlill be filed to morrow. J vl Died by Accident ST. LOUIS, Sept. 28.—The Coroner*! jury decided that Farmer Lamar, who was found with his skull crushed In at the foot of the stairs of the Gaiety The ater yesterday, received hla Injuries from falling downstairs and that he ha 4 not been murdered.