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LOS AllCeleS Theater ''■ M - WOOD, Lessee and Treasurer
w ' u, o- lu I ireavCl U, C. WYATT, Manager
jg NIGHTS, and Saturday Matinee gt.m y/ . ft and his admirable
* ficginniny Vontght U/m. Ot. Crane 10
Tonight, Thursday. Saturday Vatfnee Ml Friday and Saturday Nlshta '
By Eugene W. Presbrey. i By Martha Morton,
nsndsome Costumes—Pictureevjue scenery—Artistic Embellishments.
rents tion- mi xilc Prices—23c. 7 ie, »1 mi nn.l ILgji, Telephone Main 7n.
« ©i J- 0 " Angeles' Society Vaudcvillo Theater
w Any seat, 25c; Children, 10c; Gallery, 10c
George Evan;, "The Honey Hoy," Edna Collins, Phenomenal Whistling ArUst, Van Auken
Mrrhee and Hill. World's Greatest Gymnasts, Tim Great provo nnd Ten High-Class vaudeville
Artists. PMlCr.s NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved Scats, coo and itto; Gallery, li c
Regular Matinees v»« , dn,..s('a., Saturday and Sunday Telephone Mnin 1447
B urbank Theater lllSi^lm^
J'inormou* Continued . iw
for" 8 *" of Cffroaaway Oheater Co.
77~ —.'—/. J AND TOMORROW NIGHT, last two performances ol CVtl ,t
\JOniOni theDramatisationof Ouida's Great Novel , — if/OtflS *
Friday, Saturday and Sunday THE ARABIAN" RIGHTS. Saturday Matinee.
Prices—lo, 2> and ;'Oc. Order seats by Telephone Milii 1330.
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Sreatest 3*air of
The Coming Los Angeles Fair Under the Auspices of the Sixth District Agricultural
Association promises to be the best ever held in California
IPacjng, Ztrotting and S?i/nn/ny Spaces
s ™fJ?S on '" 9 ® a " ■ - Tj/iursday, Oct I4th
The entry list is by long odds the best ever received by any Association
on the? Pacific Coast, and high-class sport can confidently be expected.
$3riliiant jfttractions tjoery
General Admission, 50c Admission to Crand Stand, 25c
Special reserved seats can be secured at De Camp & Lehman's, 213 S. Spring St.
JOHN C LYNCH, President. LEWIS THORNE, Secretary.
Fete 406 Coutt Street, cor. Hill and Court
S/van by 9??rs Simona ISradbury at JVor S?osidenco
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 and .3, Morning. Afternoon nnd Eveninr.
Luncii served from v a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment, Program of Living Pictures,
Conceit, Chatades, Dancing, etc. Light Refreshments in the evening.
Admission 25 Cents
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... Jfn Sdeal Sea Side ffiesori...
Safe Surf Bathing, a Smooth Sheltered Beach, Balmy Air, Delightful Walks and
Drives, A Fine New Hotel, Unexcelled Cuisine.
COTTAGES FOR CAMPERS Jfepburn d TJerry, Managers
JnJoteJ Bella Vista
tool Pine Street
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The Bella Vista is the Pioneer First-Class Family Hotel of San Francisco. All the
comforts ot a modern residence. MRS. A. F. TRACY.
Hotel BartllOldi Madison Square, Broadwej andTwenty-TWrd St.
* ~ European s*ian - -
Under new management. Rooms single or en suite. Restaurant unsurpassed. Ele
gant in all appointments at moderate prices. REED & ROBLEE, Props.
Motel Vendome san jose
U " fhis llcautlful Hotel is situated in the
' '.C„ --I-_ Cm,," -/Ji- -,-/■■ _-j In the wonderful Santa Clnrs Valley
Oarden Istty of tfie J-aetfto Coast and only fifty mllea from San Francisco
Its beautlsul grounds, elegant appointments, table and service ot exceptional excellence, to
gether with n lull orchestra, innke it an ideal abiding place. In a word the
*7A... ,s first class ln ever y respect,
t/enaome and so are its patrons. GEO. P. SNELL, Manager.
'jphe Argyle Hotel Co r J!£L£? Second and Olive
ffintt !T- —, ;/,, Tfntal /?.»» High and Dry. All Rooms are Sunny. Electric Cars
Most family Stotoi in City, to A u Poims m the city. a. r. eraser, Prop.
(Qstirich Farm—South Pasadena
9?ino Chicks JCatched September 9th
V ienna BufM y^r*^^™*
Free, Kefined Entertainments. Claasloal Music Avery Evening. Austrian-Hunffarlaa
Jviichcn nnd J":ne Cuisino AU Day
A Sudden Increase Noted in Many
Places—Steps to Prevent In
vasion of California
NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. s.—After
two clays of Improvement and of promise
the fever situation, on the face of the
record looks somewhat darker today.
For forty-eight hours there had been
no deaths and yesterday the number of
cases had shown material falling off
from the day before. Early this morn
ing, however, the reports of new cases
began to come into the board of health's
offieew ith considerable rapidity, thirty
one being reported during the day,
breaking all previous records this sea
son. In a few hours three deaths had
also b'. i n reported to the board.
Dispatches received this evening an
nounce that there are two cases'of yel
low fever on Dr. .7. H. Sanders' planta
tion near Patterson. La., and an addi
tional suspicious case. All were trace
able to Ocean Springs.
MOBILE, Ala.. Oct. s.—"We have not
given up the fight yet." said Health Of
ficer Gr.ode today when the noon report
was published showing two new cases
and these deaths: O. F. Steincr and F.
S. Kling.
EDWARDS, Kirn., Oct. s.—Nine new
cases, of yellow fever were reported to
day and one death, that of I. C. Wlm
berly, an influential citizen. The deaths
to date number fifteen and the total
number of cases reported to date is- 344.
There ore 134 patients now under treat
STOCKTON, Cal.. Oct. s.—Dr. C. A.
Ruggles of the sjtate boUl'd'iif health re
turned today from an official visit to
Cabazone on the Colorado desert, w here
he went to see that the quarantine sta
tion is in readiness for use if perchance
there is any threat of an invasion of the
yellow fever from the south. He found
the station well cared for and arranged
with Dr. Hill, the Los Angeles member
of the board, for supplies of drugs and
disinfectants. The supplies are at Los
Angeles and can lie ready at a moment's
notice If needed. Should the occasion re
quire Dr. M. F. Price of Colton will be
appointed inspector.
Dr. Ruggles says that the state board
does not anticipate trouble, but proposes
to be prepared for it.
A Permanent Split
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. s.—Command
er Ballington Booth absolutely denies
the report that any negotiations are In
progress looking toward a union of the
Salvation Army and the American Vol
At Salvation Army headquarters ths
rumor is quite as vigorously denied.
Brigadier Keppel said that nothing of
the sort was ever hinted at by Booth-
Tucker during his recent visit here.
Langtry's Insanity
LONDON, Oct. s.—The condition of
Edward Langtry, former husband of
Lily Langtry. the actress, was the sam=
this morning as when, admitted to the
asylum for the insane, the sudden break
down of Langtry'shealth is inexplicable,
as he has always been ln the beet of
physical health and a keen sportsman,
living out-doors most of the time an t
temperate In his habits.
Kansas City's Carnival
KANSAS CITY. Oct. 6.—Carnival
week Is on in full blast. The festivities
Were begun officially tonight when Pallas
Athene, followed by her retinue, made
her triumphal entry Into the city. Sev-I
enty-flve thousand visitors, with as'
many more natives, hade her welcome,
lt was one of the greatest crowds ever
drawn together here and the event prob
ably was the most brilliant. The grand
parade, markin.g the entry of Pallas and |
her priests, was composed of twenty!
gorgeous floats and twenty-one string
bands. 1
Turn Out to Greet Their
The Keynote of the Campaign Sounded
by a Demand for the Rights of
the Common People
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW YORK, Oct. B.—Henry George
accepted the nomination for mayor of
Greater New York at Cooper Union to
night. It was the same hail and before
| many of the same people that he accept
led the nomination eleven years ago. Ir.
ISB6 he received 68.000 votes. To-night's
meeting was the greatest outpouring of
the people seen in tihs city during the
present campaign. The doors wire
opened at 7:15, and in less than two m.n
every seat in the big liall was occupied,
and the aisles, as far as the police per
mitted, were crowded. Hundreds were
turned away during the next fifteen
minutes, and by 8 oclock several thous
ands, unable to gain admission, assem
bled outside and held open air meetings
In the plaza, which were addressed by
local speakers. Henry George's ap
pearance before the meeting was the sig
nal for an outburst of cheering that
lasted three minutes.
Jerome O'Neill, of the Central Labor
union, presided.. The chairman men
tioned the Chicago platform, whereup
on the entire audience rase to its feet as
one man, hats and handkerchiefs were
waved in the air and the cheering con
tinued for several minutes.
Charles O'Connor Hennessey, in mak
ing the nomination of Mr. George, said
simply: "I have no speech to make, but
I nominate for mayor of Greater New-
York Henry George."
This was followed by a frantic out
burst of cheering, and the nomination
was made by acclamation.
The platform reaffirms adherence to
the creed of Democracy set forth in the
platform adopted by the national con
vention of the Democratic party In Chi
cago on July 9, 1596, and hints at the
single tax by declaring for the re-as
sumption of diverted wealth through
wise, equitable and scientific taxation.
The platform demands the repeal of the
Haines excise law, deplores the killing
at Hazleton, Pa., of a score of working
men, shot down by deputy sheriffs, and
denounces mandatory orders of the
court issued after an ex-parte hearing;
declares that the disregard nf which re
sults in the denial to citizens who have
asserted their historic rights, of the
opportunity to defend themselves before
a Jury of their peets.
The platform concludes: "We declare
that this mass meeting was made neces
sary by the denial to the people of the
right of self-government by men who,
having seized the machinery of the
Democratic party organization believe
themselves able to dictate to thecitizens
of Greater New York, n.ot the rulers, but
the very political questions with which
they may occupy their thoughts. We
arte here to demonstrate that wiiat Dem
ocrats shall or shall not think or speak
of is not to be determined ornthe English
race tracks, nor in secret conclave of
self-constituted bosses."
It is said that Henry George wrote the
When Mr. George, accompanied by
Tom L. Johnson., entered the hall, the
audience again rose with more fervor
than, before, if that were possible, and
there was a wild hurricane of cheering.
A. B. Crutckshank, of the United De
mocracy, then formally tendered the
nomination, on behalf of his organiza
tion., to Mr. George.
Charles Frederick Ames, in behalf of
the Democratic alliance, then offeredito
Mr. George the nomination of the or
ganization which he represented.
Jam's T. Garvey of the People's party,
and John H. Crosby, of the Manhattan
Single Tax club, also notified Mr. George
of his nomination by their respective or
The rising of Mr. George was the sig
nal for another outburst of cheering.
Mr. George said:
"Fellow Democrats, men who voted
last year for William Jennings Bryan, I
accept your nomination. From now un
til election closes, lam yours. Aye, and
after election, too, I am a Deinoctat.
(Thunderous applause and cries of "Not
ot the Hill stripe.")
"I cannot divide Into parts the ques
tion which I, as a citizen, have to deal
with. For the same reasons that I op
pose this monstrous tariff In. all its
forms, for the same nason that I would
vote wherever I could for the utter abo
lition of that tariff, for that same reason
I am opposed to the Interference within
dividual liberty which you see here in
New York.
"I am a Democrat in the Jeffersonian
sense. Because the Chicago platform
represented the idita of giving the great
common people what belongs to them.
I stood for lt, voted for It and was sor
rier than ever that it was defeated."
Mr. George declared the nomination
was unsought and not desired, but that
he accepted it in trie name of the real
Mr. George spoke for thirty-five min
utes. Immediately after he concluded
his speech the meeting was declared ad
journed and the crowd quietly quit the
LONDON, Oct. s.—The Times, com
menting editorially this morning on the
"increasing seriousness of Henry
George's candidacy for the mayoralty
of Greater New York," says:
"It is humiliating to think there is
arsy possibility ot his being the first
mayor of the enlarged New York. No
doubt In past times there have been
worse candidates. Mr. George Isbonest,
but he is the nominee of the sllverites,
and, w hat Is worse, he can only be re
turned by winning the support of the
dangerous classes, who will afterward
demand their prices for their services
The victory of Mr. Low. who is>a scholar,
a capable man of business and. an up
right citizen, would lie an indirect gain
to good government everywhere."
Most of the Tribesmen Ready for
LONDON, Oct. s.—The news from the
Indian frontier is favorable. Sir Wil
liam Lockhart's forces will commence
the advance on Tirah. the summer head
quarters of the Afrldis, and the Orak
zals, frum Peshawur on Friday next,
moving in three columns. Sir. William
Lockhart andi Major-General Lord
Methuen have already arrived at Ko
hat. The Mullahs of Tlrah, on hearing
of the advance contemplated, began
their preparations to oppose lt, but it
is new also reported that they are pre
pared to offer terms on behalf of the
Afrldis, the Jlohmunds and the Malak
and trlbemen.
The Ameer of Afghanistan has pub
lished at Cabul his reply to the petition
of the Afrldis who solicited his assist
ance against the British. He reminds
them that they have never before com
plained of British conduct, but on the
contrary acquiesced fully in the Afghan
alliance with England. He quotes from
the Koran on the sacred duty of ful
filling agreements, which he says the
British have kept faithfully, and, in
conclusion, he declines to- assist them
out of their troubles which they have
brought upon themselves, adding:
"To do so, would bring ignominy upon
myself and my people."
The ameer has also issued through
out Afghanis-tan a long proclamation,
dated August 13th, entitled "A Clear
Declaration and Warning to AH Afgh
This is much to the same effect as the
above reply to the It clears
England 1 of any disloyal Intention
toward Afghanistan,
Steps Taken to Comply With Agree-
ments Made
ATHENS. Oct. s.—The boule met to
day, but its proceedings attracted little
Interest. M. Zaimis, the new_premler,
declared that the objects of his govern
ment would be to secure the evacuation
of Thessaly and to fully and radically
reorganize the country In order to se
cure evacuation.
M. Delyannis, M. Karapanos and M.
Deligorgis announced their respective
parties would support the gvernment.
The chamber then adjourned amid
cheering for General Smolenekl.
, The government is prepared to negoti
ate for the execution of the treaty to
arrange for the rapid payment of the
indemnity, for the evacuation of Thes
saly by October 18th and for arbitrators
If Turkey and Greece disagree in the
course of further negotiations.
A Tangled Case
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. s.—Judge
Bahrs today rendered judgment In favor
of Mrs. Alphonse McGrew and against
the Mutual Life Insurance company of
New York for JSOOO insurance on the life
of her former husband, Henri McGrew,
who died in ISB4 at Honolulu. McGrew
was divorced from his wife at the time
of hLs death and the insurance company
refused to pay the policy, as the execu
tors of his estate also laid claim to the
money. Suit was brought in Honolulu
by the executors and judgment rendered
in their favor. Now that Mrs. McGrew
has also received a judgment the insur
ance company is still in doubt as to
whom the money should be paid,
A Crooked Collector
SALINAS. Cal., Oct. s.—Ex-Tax Col
lector Charles L. Westlake was arrested
here today charged with the embezzle
ment of $112 collected for county liquor
licenses during the month of April of
this year. He has been held to answer
to the superior court in bonds of $2000.
Mr. Westlake has been twice elected to
the office of tax collector and was serv
ing his second term when he resigned on
August Ist. The experts working on his'
books intimate tbat other charges may
be filed and that his shortages will prob
ably amount to between $SOO and $000.
The county is amply secured from loss
by the bondsmen of Mr. Westlake.
Woman Suffragists
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. s.—The state
Woman's Suffrage association began Its
annual convention today. Mro. John F.
Swift, the president, reviewed the pro
gress of the suffrage movement in Cali
fornia this year and local reports were
made by the various delegates. Ad
dresses) were made by Rev. K. S. Chap
man, Rev. Dr. Bushnell and Mrs. C. S.
Sanford of Oakland, Dr. A. M. Beechcr
and Albert Elliott. All related to the
object of the association.
Dadly Scalded
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. s.—Dennis
Conley, aged 23 years, fell into a vat of
boiling water today at Roth, Blum &
Co.'s packing house and was so severely
scalded that his condition tonight Is crit
ical. The vat is used for scalding hogs,
and Conley was about to cast into It a
hog he thought was dead, when the ani
mal kicked and he was precipitated into
the hot water.
Rain Rouses Fear
WOODLAND, Cal.. Oct. s.—lntermit
tent showers this afternoon have beer
viewed with much anxiety, as any con
siderable rainfall would, cause seriou:
damage. A third of the first crop of
Muscat raisin grapes still remain un
cured and the second crop Is just be
ginning to ripen.. Not'half of the table
grapes in this county have yet been
Yreka Teachers
YREKA, Ca!., Oct. s.—The thirteenth
annual session of the Siskiyou County
Teachers' institute is in session here
this week. Among the contributors to the
program are Prof. Dresslar ot Berkeley
and Mrs. Dltraar, county-superintendent
of the Shasta schools.
Beet Sugar Machinery
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. s.—Claus
Spreckcls paid $54,000 to the custom
house today for duties on machinery for
the manufacture of beet sugar, recently
Imported by him from Europe. The ma
chinery cannot be made here.
A Fatal Attempt at Economy in a
Section Where Fall Winds Are
! CHARLEVOIX, Mich., Oct. 6—Two
men are dead and ten injured as the
result of the blowing down of a big
hotel at Lindslay park this afternoon.
The structure had been closed and partly
plastered. About forty men were at
work in and around the building when
the crash came.
It appeared as though all were burled
in the ruins, but after the rescues were
completed it was found that only Pierce
Kendall of Charlevoix and an unknown
man had lost their lives.
The building was 440 feet long. When
the storm was at Its height the south
end began to sway, the roof seemed to
lift and the whple structure careened
and crashed, the ruin following like a
tidal wave to the north end. It is as
serted that the building was not properly
braced and the workmen blame Charles
Hortz, supervising contractor, who is
now out of town. Those' seriously in
jured are:
Charles Heintzman,
James Glllman,
Cytus Kaln,
Willis Sibby,
John Curtis, all from outside of town,
W. Phelps,
Will Wood,
P. A. Smith, and
F Hall, of Charlevoix.
The building is a total wreck and the
loss will be many thousands'of dollars.
Issue a Call for the Annual Conven-
tion at San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. s.—President
Jacob H. Neff and Secretary Julian
Sonntag of the California Miners' asso
ciation have issued an official call for
the annual convention to be held in San
Francisco, commencing October 18th.
At last year's convention 451 delegates
from twelve counties were In attend
ance. This year 500 delegates from
fifteen counties are expected. The coun
ties which have, selected delegates so
far include San Francisco, Sierra, Yuba,
Siskiyou, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer
and Santa Clara. All the counties in
Southern California, with the probable
exception of Orange, are expected to
be represented, at the convention. The
San Francisco Miners'association today
selected a number of prominent citizens,
as delegates to the convention and also
elected the following officers: President,
T. J. Parsons; vice president, W. C-
Ralston; secretary and treasurer, Chas..
G. Yale.
H. R. Neff of the state association will
not be a candidate for re-election and
Harold Power of Placer county is
spoken of us his possible successor.
Surprise is expressed at the failure of
Tuolumne at>d Amador counties to se
lect delegates to the state convention.
Churchmen's Session
SANTA CRUZ, Cal, Oct. s.—The gen -
eral association, of Congregational
churches in California began its annual
session this afternoon, when organiza
tion was affected. The convention then
adjourned until this •evening, when Rev.
Prof. Lloyd of the Pacific Theological
seminary, Oakland, delivered the annual
sermon. Rev. J. G. Taylor made an ad
dress, welcoming the delegates to Santa
Cruz. Tomorrow's sessions of the asso
ciation Will be- devoted to the reading
of papers and their discussion. In the
evening a banquet to the fielegates will
be given at the Sea Heach hotel.
Consuls Chosen
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—The Presi
dent today appointed L. S. Swenson of
Minnesota Envoy Extraordinary and.
Minister Plenipotentiary to Denmark,
and Edward Bedloe of Pennsylvania
Consul at Canton, China. Prof. Swenson
is a Norwegian and a great friend of
Senator Nelson. He was once a pro
fessor in the State University of Minne
sota and ranked with the prominent
educators of the State. Dr. Bed Joe was
formerly Consul •> Amoy and is well
known throughout the United States.
It Startled Him
VISALIA, Cal., Oct. s.—Albert David
son had a startling experience this after
noon while driving on a country road
during the rain storm. His wagon was
: struck by lightning. He was rendered I
| Insensible and his hair burned off, while
I one ot his horse* in the team was killed.'
1 outright. |
Two carpenters killed and ten in
jured in the collapse of an econom
ically braced building at Charlevoix,
Forest and prairie Area raging in
the Great Lake region; three Canadian
villages are burned and Chicago's
suburbs threatened.
Yellow fever reports indicate a sud
den increase of the number of cases;
steps taken to prevent an invasion of
The Rothschild's mining expert re
turns from Dawson City, saying that
the mines are rich and the hardships
greatly exaggerated.
President Igleslas of Costa Rica de
clares himself dictator; revolutionists
in Guatemala promise to overthrow
Dictator Barrios.
Henry George accepts the Demo
cratic nomination for the mayoralty
of Greater New York amid scenes of
unusual enthusiasm.
Ex-Collector Welburn brought to
trial at San Francisco; testimony for
the prosecution shows a frightful
state of affairs prevailing in the office.
General Weyler's friends in Cuba
hold a mass meeting to protest against
the captain general's recall, but the
action is not likely to produce the re
sult desired.
The defense rests in the Luetgert
case, and the prisoner expects to be
acquitted; two weeks' time will be re
puired for evidence in rebuttal and
the arguments of attorneys.
A slugging game pleases the crowd
in attendance at the second of the
Temple cup series and is won by Bal
timore. Bay filly Thorne, by Wilkes
Boy, wins the great Kentucky Futur
ity race; gridiron games; sporting
The Union Pacific railroad will be
sold under foreclosure on November
Ist; bids may be received from for
eigners, but no agreement has been
made by the government beyond the
guarantee given by the reorganiza
tion committee that the price shall not
be less than forty-five million dollars.
The Last Tribute to Maine's Famous
PORTLAND, Me,. Oct. s.—The funeral
services of the late Neal Dow were held
in the Second Parish church this after
noon. Vte attendance was very large.
Among those' present were members o'
the present and past city government,
present and past members of the state
senate and house of representatives
from Portland, delegates from the Grand
Army, delegations from the Thirteenth
Maine general assembly, the fire de
partment and the Veteran FiremeiVn
association. Among the pall bearers
were Governor Powers. Mayor Randall
ex-Governor Perham, ex-Governor
Dingley, Gen. Seld.en Conyer, ex-Gov
ernor Robie, Judge William L. Putnam
and Gen. Francis Fessendeiv
The services lasted an hour and,, ln
accordance with the wish expressed by
General Dow three days before hisdeath
were very simple. There was no decora
tion of the church other than wasafford
ed by the profusion of flowers, which cov
ered the altar and chancel. All the'dags
ln the city were at half-mast and many
of the business houses- were closed dur
ing the hours of the funeral.
The State Grange
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Oct. s.—The first
day's session of the California stat3
grange was opened today by Master
Greer, with representatives present from
twenty-three granges. Routine business
was transacted and the annual address
of the master of the state grange was
giv,en. This evening the citizens of Santa
Rosa gave a reception at the opera house-
In honor of the visiting grangers.
A Miner Killed
SALT LAKE. Utah, Oct. 5.—A special
to the Herald, from Mercur, Utah, pays
Edward Terry, working at the Edna
May mine. Tell from a scaffold thlsafter
noon and broke his neck. Death was In
stantaneous. His- only known relative
Is a brother living in Fresno, Cal.
Back From Japan
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. B.—The steam
ship Pelican, just from Kobe, arrived :
today, but brings no late news. She !
will carry on her return trip I,7oo,ooofeet I
of ties for a Chinese railroad. I
Ten Pages |
Endorsed by His Friends
in Cuba
The New Cabinet Evidently Deter*
mined on a Conciliatory Policy.
Junta Chief* Hopeful
Associated Press Special Wire.
HAVANA, Oct. s—The friend* of
Captain-General Weyler made a grand,
rally ln his behalf today and did ajl they
possibly could in order to prevent hM
recall to Spain. They held a nweiing at
the Spanish Casino, many of the wealth
ier class of Spaniards being present.
Resolutions endorsing General Weyler
were adopted with great enthusiasm an*
a cable message was sent to the govern
ment at Madrid announcing that ths
tepresentatives of the trading, mer
cantile and industrial communities*
assembling at the meeting, were famil
iar with the state ef the Island of Cub*
and were consequently satisfied with
the course followed bs/ General Weyler
looking to an early complete pacifica
tion of Cuba and. expressing fear that
his recall would delay tlve pacification.
MADRID, Oct. s.—Senqr Moret, Min
ister for the Colonies, lt issemj-omclally
announced, has decided, to apply as soon
as possible all measures comprised, inth*
program of the Liberals regarding ths
Antilles, including all necessary for ths
application of autonomy to Cuba per
mitted by the circumstances.
Captain-Gentral Weyler has written,
an official letter to General Azcarraga,
forwarded before the resignation, of ths
Azcarraga cabinet, declaring that the
Island of Cuba has Improved In. condi
tion to a remarkable degree since the
date when he assumed control. Ths
captain-general says: "The country
has received a fresh lease of life."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—A dispatch
from General Woodford on affairs ln
Spain says the composition, of the new
Spanish cabinet is the subject of con
siderable gossip In administration and
diplomatic circles.
Sagasta was minister of stats at the
time out secretary of state, Hamilton
Fish, sent to the United States mi'.'o.er
at Madrid, Caleb Cushing, the In! fruc
tlons which have since become tavmous
as laying down the policy of theL'nl:: i
It is believed Senor Moret will take a
leading part in the coming Cuban nego
tiations. He is well known here, naving
been, minister of state for the colonies
and also of finance. While Moret wasln
the cabinet, during the previous Cuban
rebellion, his business associate, Senor
Azcarraga, came to this country as an
envoy to effect a settlement with the
Cubans by granting them a measure of
autonomy. He sent-a commissioner to
treat with the insurgent president. The
commissioner, Senor Zena, appears ti
have- been indiscreet In his negotiations,
for on hia way back he was captured
and shot by the Spanish authorities! on.
the grounds that he carried on unauthor
ized negotiations with the Insurgents.
Subsequently, though the influence of
Moret, the widow or Zena was paid an
indemnity of $30,000, which was regard
ed as showing that the mission, for a
compromise with the Cubans was not
wholly without official sanction.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Madrid says: The ad
vent of the Liberal party to power has
been remarkably well received through
out the whole peninsula, and it Is popu
larly credited that a more salutary re
gime In Cuba will be at once Initiated
by the relief of General Weyler.
It ls now understood that his successor
will probably be General Blanco, former
Governor-General of the Philippines.
Blanco is considered the softest-heart
ed soldier ln Spain. He ls a subtle and
kindly politician?, and will, as a war
rior, be always prone' to employ pacific
in preference to violent measures. Hs
w ill be fully authorized to approach the
rebels with a view to arriving at a mu
tual agreement for the cessation of hos
Should he not go, a ger.esal wilj In any
case be sent whose modus l operandi will
be merciful and conciliatory, not eg
lerminatory and deliberately inhuman.
It is fitting at this season to recall
the words of Senor Sagasta uttered la
May last: "I believe ln military com*
bined with diplomatic action in Cuba,"
A serious riot occurred during th*
voyage of the Isle de Mandano, which
has just arrived at Barcelona, with
troops from the Philippines. Because*
dead soldier was to be thrown overboard
uncovered, while a dead priest was
buried luxuriously.the troops rose unan
imously, supported by their officers, un
til a decent burial was accorded the sol
MADRID, Oct. 4.—The new ministry
Is constituted as follows:
Senor Sagasta, president of the coun
cil of ministers,
Senor Gullon, minister of foreign af
NEW YORK, Oct. s—Tomas Estrad*
Palma, Chief of the Cuban Junta, ha*
just received a letter from General
Gomez, Commander-in-Chief of tht>
Cuban armies.
"Weyler's successor ln Cuba," write*
the general, "In order to cope with the re
bellion, at its present stage will be obliged
to demand 200,000 troops and $100,000,00*
and even then he will fail as Ignomlnl
ously as Weyler has failed."
With the Gomez letter was one from

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