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TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. J6. ]|__Os Angeles Theater &.*: wyatt, l^^"' l Treasurer The Greatest Musical Festival over held in Southern California. Direct from Milan, Italy, and the City of Mexico. The tlrst time in tho United States of TTI„ /> /» Monday Evening oi'ELI.o Una Jttattan France Upera l*o. I Tuesday Evening rigoletto Matinee Today... .PUCCINI—LA BOHEME Wednesday Matinee ' IL TR i VATORK Tonight VERDI'S TROVATOKE | Wed. Evening. ..CAVALLEHIA RUSTIC AN A _ and tPAQALLICA Grand Chorus, Grand Orchestra. Elaborate Coßtumes. The Famous Singers ol Italy in the CHst each evening. SEATS SOW ON SALB. Prices—2">c, 800. 790. 11.00, si ;">u. Telephone Main 7u. (Coining Altractlons—Oct'ibar 21. J2. ZI-")1Y FRIES" P Fit' >M INTDIy." t Wy Lf,s Angeles' society Vaudeville Theater Wfatinee Vociay | S^^g The Marvel EL ZO UK DIE, 1.,, , ; ir m Ihe Arcade, St. Petersburg; Aerial -t \DRIEN ANCION, V Direct from Parla; I'ITItoT, The Greatest Mimic of the Age; IRENE FRANKLIN, Character Personator; EDNA COLLINS, Whistllna Artiste; GEO EVANS, "The Honey Boy;" VAN AUKEN, MoPHEE and HILL. PRICES NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved Seats, Mc and 25c; Gallery, 10b. Regular Matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1447 n W T ' lu II"" 10 1,1 Meflned Drama. The only ■ jf-$ —. a -a X m Family Theater in the City. mm nm The Popular BROADWAY THEATER CO. First time in Los Angeles of the T?A.-. */) --.j- *_j /* great New York Theater success One iststrict JXttorney a * a A story of New York City polities during the Lexow Senatorial Inver-tigation Commit tee Session. An intensely interesting story from beginning to end. Prices—lo, 25 and 5u cents Order seats by Telephone Main 1270, Park Quartette of Sensational tPacers MEET IN THE J*reQ~ for-Jill J J ace jfyr/eu/tura/ Park —— -■— .. Uhe jCos jfnye/es iVerdy and futurity.. Are both down for decision. GO EARLY AND SECURE A SEAT, AS THE BIGGEST CROWD OF THE SEASON IS EXPECTED. JOHN C. LYNCH, President. LEWIS THORNE, Secretary Motel CapjtoJa Capttoia-by-tho-Sea U " SANTA CRUZ CO. ...Jtn Sdeai Sea Side ffiesort... Safe Surf Bathing, a Smooth Sheltered Beach, Balmy Air, D.'iightful Walks and Drives, A Fine New Hotel, Unexcelled Cuisine. COTTAGES FOR CAMPERS Jfepburn d Zterrt/, Ttfanayers Hotel Bella Viista loot Pine Stree - * J*? Jifrst-Ciass Jfcotei - - The Bella Vista is the Pioneer First-Class Family Hotel of San Francisco. All the comforts of a modern residence. AIRS. A. F. TRACY. \\ otel Bartholdi Ma<iisouSquar0 ' b newySe£? Tweut >- Third * - - European IP/an - - 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 " " this Beautiful Hotel is situated Id tho " C„ .-V„ „ f/i,." „/■ */,„ _„j In tho wonderful Santa Clara Valley %jaiaon City or t/io J acttie Coast and only fifty miles from San Francisco Its beautlsul grounds, elegant appointments, table and service ol exceptional extjllence, to gether with a full orchestra, malte it an Ideal abiding place. lv a word tho Of t Is first class In every respect, t/enaome and so are its patrons GEO. P. SNELL, Manager. (Hjrand Chrysanthemum Show 110 South Spring streeet. INtILEsIDE FLORAL COMPANY /) . , , Saturday afternoon and Evening wctooor JOtn The finest exhibit of 'mums ever seen in Los Angeles. Admission free. Vienna Buffet free, Kenned Muertninments, Classical Music tvery Austrian-Hungarian Kitchen and Fine Cuisine Ail Day ostrkh Farm—South Pasadena yfine Chicks Jfatchod September 9th FEATHER BOAS AND TIPS AT PRODUCERS' PRICES THE BOOM FAILED But the Resulting Feud Continues to Grow CRESCENT CITY, Ore., Oct. 15.—At Chetco, In Curry county, Ore., a feud, which had manifested itself in small quarrels for several months, has brok en out with fresh fury and two men have narrowly escaped with their lives. Chetco is near the boundary line of De! Norte county. Something like five years ago an attempt was made to boom the town, and the Coolidges and the Van Felts, residents of the town, disagreed over property rights. The boom was a failure, but the family feud' was con tinued ever since. Thursday some men were engaged in fishing in a bay near the town, when Ihey were fired upon from a window of a stone build ing, and several other persons on the streets were made to seek shelter from Hying' bullets. The house of E. C. Hughes, in which there were women and child!! en, was struck by five bullets, one of which passed through an organ. At a meeting of citizens held Satui-day to investigate the matter Al Coohdige and. W. A. Smith were charged with the shooting, and by the sentence of the meeting were held as common outlaws. On Wednesday E. C. Hughes was shot In the hip and Albert Sondgrass sustained the loss of part of an ear. They were In a boat, engaged) in fishing at the mouth of the Chetco river, when they were firedi upon by some persons hiding upon a hill not far distant. Further trouble is feared. KANSAS COURTS Resent Interference by the Federal Authorities TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 15.—1n order to test in the court of last resort the right of a Federal Judge to interfere In. the execution of laws of a sovereign State, Webb McNall, Superintendent of Insur ance, has exposed himself to the wrath of Federal Judge Williams and takes chances of Imprisonment for contempt by a deliberate violation of the court's orders. Judge Williams at Wichita re cently issued an order to force Commis sioner McNall to issue to the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York a license to operate in Kansas upon the payment of the usual fees. Yesterday John E. Ford, manager of the company, tendered the fee and demanded the li cense. Mr. McNall announced his pur pose to disregard Judge Williams' order and rely upon the Supreme Court of the United States for the writ of habeas corpus In case of imprisonment for con tempt. The Issue between the State and the Federal judiciary is now complete and a fight Is on that will result in set tling once for all the relative authority of the contestants. COREA'S KING Changes His Title and Thinks Him- self Free WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—The Korean legation received an official cablegram today stating that the king had pro claimed himself Emperor from this date, October 15, 1897. The King is a member of the Progressive party and shares the wish of that party to bring Korea up to modern standards. The opposition ele ment, known as the Conservative party, Is desirous of preserving the old tradi tions and governmental system of the country. The King's step Is regarded as a final stroke of the modern element. The Ohange also has another aspect. With Korea as a kingdom some apparent as sent was given to China's claim of hereditary sovereignty, but Korea ad vancing to the rank of empire throwsoff every evidence of dependence on any outside power. This independence ap plies also to Japan and Russia, which have been seeking to gain Influence and control in Korea. A FIXED JURY Sitting in the Blue Cut Train Robbers' Case KANSAS CITY, Oct. 15.—That there is a friendly feeling between John F. Kennedy and at least one of the twelve jurors who are trying him in the Crim inal Court for his life, on a charge of robbing a Chicago and Alton train at Blue Cut last winter, was indicated yes terday to Prosecutor Lowe and others in the court room who saw one of the jurymen deliberately wink at Kennedy during the trial of the case. Prosecutor Lowe insists that the jury is "fixed" in Kennedy's favor. He says further that he has men at work on the case and ex pects to get evidence enough to lay the matter before the grand jury next week. The taking of testimony is still on. Robinson Retires WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—The retire ment of Col. A. G. Robinson, assistant quartermaster-general, todlay, results in. the following promotions in the quartermaster's department: Lieuten ant-Colonel James Gillls, to be colonel; Major Charles F. Humphrey, to be lieu tenant-colonel; Samuel E. Jones, to be major. THE HERALD DANGERS OF GREAT CITY Giveii With Fatal Realism at Cincinnati A THEATER DOME FALLS Crushing People Seeking Amusement WARNED BY FALLING PLASTER MANY TIMID PEOPLE MAKE THEIR ESCAPE , Of Those Who Remain Three Meet Sudden Death, Five Are Fa tally and a Hundred Slightly Injured Associated Press Special Wire. CINCINNATI, Oct. 15.—Three per sons were killed and over thirty others were more or less seriously injured by the falling of the dome of Robinson's opera house this evening. At about 8:45 o'clock, soon after the raising of the. curtain for the perform ance of "Dangers of a Great City," the plastering began to fall from the cen ter of the dome ceiling, forty or fifty feet above the heads of the people seated in the parquet. The house was fairly well filled,, but not crowded. The plastering fell In small particles at first, but enough to alarm someof the timid or cautious, who retired. A little later the plastering began to shower down In great chunks. There was a rush from the gallery, which was not very well filled. The balcony was soon emptied. Those In. the dress circle re tired as promptly as possible, andi. i strange to say, without an apparent panic. The crowding of these to the door obstructedi the passage of the peo ple from the parquet, which accounts, in a measure, for the number of casual ties. Noboc'iy expected at the moment any other danger than from the-falling plastering. Suddenly, and with a great crash, the great center truss of the ceil ing, eighty feet long and thirty fe-et wide, came plunging down. The ends of it struck on the two gallery wings and doubled it up In the center, sending it dowr, into the parquet with a great scattering of joists and timbers. Noth ing on. the stage was haimie-d. Of course there were moans from the Injured', and, as often happens, the loudest from those least hurt. The news spread rapidly, and there was a rush of patrol wagons and fire men to the scene. The salvage corps, with Its wagon, was first on the ground, and it was followed by all the police patrol wagons, who carried the injured to the Cincinnati hospital. The list at this hospital showed three dead, five dangerously, if not fatally, injured', and twenty-six more or less seriously in jured. In addition to these a large number, probably 115 or 30. were so slight ly Injured as to be able to walk home. Of the seriously injured at the hospital several will require amputation, of limbs, yet every one is refusing to sub mit to the operation. A score of sur geons volunteered their assistance to 'the hospital corps. A sufficient num ber was accepted. The scene in front of the hospital door was a sad one. Hundreds of people gathered there, clamoring for the names of the injured. An attendant stood at the doorway with a list of those brought to the hospital and an swered the anxious inquiries. Many names were inquired for that were not in the hospital list. At tin? opera house ropes were stretch ed across all approaching streets and the police had all they could do to keep the crowd ot 7000 or 8000 people from crushing through. All sorts of wild rumors were afloat and public curiosity was on tip-toe, all the more ard,ent be cause of these rumors. There was a wild story afloat man was miss ing. It was a wild story, for he could not be in the opera house, where the debris was so scattered that It did not form a piled up mass anywhere. Anyone standing at the door of the hospital, in front of that pitiful, sorrow ful, anxiously inquisitive crowd, could understand how not one'mar., but that many men, women and children were missed by friends at home. Following is a list of the d.cad and in jured: The dead: AN UNKNOWN MAN. MISS LUCY COHEN. MRS. GEORGE KLOMAN. Dangerously injured: MR. GOLDMAN. MRS. STUDDER. MARY STUDDER MARY HAES. UNKNOWN WOMAN. Seriously or slightly injured: Pearl Hall. Grace Connor, W. J. Weiss, Jacob Weyle, Harry Hess, John White, Amelia Write, Mary Howe, Ella Morgan, Delia Algelr and her three children, Stanley, Joseph and John; Daisy Fairhead, S. E. Long, E. J. Fairhead, T. I. Wiley, Fred Jenks, William Molen, W. J. McCabe, Clint Dean, Kate White, Maggie Stud der, Samuel Rosenbaum and Clint Steele. The damage to the theater building was nothing at all, to the stage compar atively little, Jo the gallery almost noth ing, to the dress circle much less than one would think from the debris scat tered around through the parquet, where the main truss landed, The truss rested in the parquet very much in the shape ot a capital letter V. The wonder Is that so few were hurt and ot the few hu-t LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, 1897 that so many escaped with slight inju ries. Tonight's disaster recalls forcibly a I more fearful one which took place in the | fame building in February, 1576. Tonight there was a real cause for the panic and loss of life; then there was no cause whatever except the wickedly foolish cry of fire started when a little sputtering hiss came from the light in the upper gallery, The house was packed mostly with women and children to witness an aliegory of America given by hundreds of school children. With the single cry of Are the mischief was done. Plunging into the aisles and rushing down the stairways and toward the wide doorways leading to the street, the inevitable blockade occurred and the wild and sav age struggle for escape by those behind completed the dreadful mischief. Only when all progress was absolutely blucked and time was given to the living to use their senses to discover that there was no fire nor cause for alarm, did the insane panic cease. Then followed the sickening rescue of the score or more of the dead and the many others who were injured. Tonight's catastrophe had a real cause for panic, and if the conditions tonight had been the same as those of ISTIi the result would have been fearful beyond calculation. EASILY EXPLAINED The accident tonight seems to be eas ily explained. Among the first who en tered the building after the dome had fallen was President George W. Rapp ol Cincinnati chapter American Institute of Architects. "It was not that dome," said he, "that caused the trouble. The fault lies with the roof trusses. The house has been built more than twenty-five years and the wood has shrunk until the bolts and nails afforded ffte smallest possible se curity. One of these trusse has rotted away from its fastenings, parted and threw the two sections down and in the descent pulled the dome with them. Mod ern structures are put up with steel trusses. The roof of this theater is lia ble to come down any minute." A singular coincidence is that the play announced for next week was entitled "Under the Dome." Leads to Investigation of Police Court Methods SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15.—The grand jury will investigate the methods of procedure in the police courts. State ments made before that body on Tues day, in consequence of which an indict ment was found against W. D. Grady, ex-senator and ex-district attorney of Fresno, caused this Inquiry to be started. Bennett, a resident of San Jose, had a grievance against Grady and appealed to the grand jury for redress. In a communicatio nto the grand jury he ac cused Grady of having colletced $3110 for the Bennett estate, which he failed, to turn over to the estate, though he had been repeatedly urged to do so. During the investigation Bennett was asked why he did not pursue the ordin ary course and have a warrant issued tried before the police court on. a charge for Grady's arrest, that he might be of embezzlement. Bennett stated that he had made several attempts to bring Grady before the police court, but had been unable to obtain a warrant for his arrest. After listening to the statements from Bennett and Beggs, the grand jury felt justified in finding an. indictment against Grady for embezzlement. But Bennett's experience with the warrant clerks and other police court officials determined the grand jury to begin an immediate Investigation of the charges made against them. Ask for Inspection and Oppose Tuber- SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15. — The California dairymen's convention today elected the following dflrectors: C. H. Sessions, Los Angeles; A. C. Fay, Oak land; W. S. Russell and F. L. DeLong, San Francisco. R. G. Sneath of San Bruno introduced a resolution directed against the use of tuberculin test applied to cattle. It was adopted. The discussion of the dairy inspection bill was resumed and it was decided to refer the matter to a special commit tee to be appointed) by the directors. It is proposed to submit to the next legis lature a bill providing for the inspec tion of dairies and creameries, together with their products, to prevent the spread of contagious" diseases common to dairy stock andi to provide for an ap propriation necessary for enforcing the proposed law. The directors were Instructed, to advise the organization of dairymen through out the state. The convention then ad journed. Will Be Asked to Make Up the Shortage SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15—Now that the criminal cases against ex-Collectoe of Internal Revenue O. M. Welburn of this city have been disposed of, the gov ernment will prosecute civil actions against the sureties upon his official bond to recover the amount of defalca tion of his former cashier, Isaac Norton, who committed suicide during the Inves tigation which led to the discovery of his shortage, about $42,000. Welburn's bondsmen are E. B. Pond, J. B Rea. J. T. Murphy, T. Rinaldo, L. A. White hurst, H. C. Morey, P. C. Hodges and W. P. Dougherty. Although Dougherty has been dead for the past three years, the government will have no difficulty in recovering the money, as it exacted in dividual as well as the joint bonds from the sureties. All the Litigation Disposed of by- Compromise SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15—Judge Coffey today signed a decree of final dis tribution in the estate of the late Miran da W. Lux, thus disposing of all the liti gation commenced after her death. At the time the will of Mrs. Lux was ad mitted to probate the estate was worth $3,654,423. The executors now hold $3,000,000 worth of real and personal property, after settling all outstanding claims. The decree ratifies the compro mise made with H%nry Miller, the sur viving partner of the firm of Miller & ANOTHER DISASTER GRADY'S ARREST STATE DAIRYMEN culm Tests WELBURN'S BONDSMEN THE LUX ESTATE Lux, who brought suit for an account ing, and also ratifies the compromise of the contest of the will of Mrs. Lux, com menced' by Jesse S. Potter. The claim of Henry Miller for $1117.388 was allowed, and the Interests of Azro N. Lewis and Thomas B. Bishop, the executors, and Jesse S. Potter, were consolidated. It was ascertained that the legatees of Charles Lux had' withdrawn In the co partnership funds of Miller & Lux $103, --608 in excess of the amount drawn by Mrs. Lux, and. secured notes were given to the executors of her will for that amount. The acts of the executors In compro mising the litigation commenced against the estate were ratified. The executors are allowed $40,486 for fees; Judige Spencer, $5000 for services rendered in the litigation, and Robert Y. Hayne $1500 for like services. SOLD SHORT Fresno Raisin Packers Driven to the Wall FRESNO, Oct. 15 —Brooks & Co., ex tensive raisin packers doing business at Selma, have been forced to suspend. Their difficulty has been brought about by selling "short" early In the season. The company has been handling the pro duct of the Kern County Land company, and yesterday the land company levied an attachment of $1100 upon the firm. This hastened the suspension. The com pany has made an asignment to the bank of Selma for the benefit of its creditors. It has packing houses at Sel ma, Traver, Eakersfleld and Riverside. This failure is important, following, as it does, so cioseiy that of Chaddock & Co. WAYMIRE HAS HOPES MAY REPRESENT CALIFORNIA IN THE CABINET Two or Three Other Men Mentioned as Likely to Succeed to McXenna's Position Special to The Herald. "WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—1 learned i tonight or» the authority of one close to the president that the name of Judge Waymire of San Francisco is being con sidered In connection with the forth coming vacancy in the cabinet. It seems settled that McKenna will succeed Field on December Ist. Judge Waymire was metnloned last spring as the probable successor of McKenna. NOT SETTLED WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—1t seems to be generally conceded that Attorney General McKenna will succeed Stephen J. Field on the supreme bench. Mc- Kenna is belieived. to have been promised the place before he resigned his Judi cial position to step into the cabinet. In this event it is practically- certain that California will not lose a place in the cabinet and that McKenna will be suceeded by Judge James Waymire. If McKenna does not go on the supreme bench it is said that Waymire will. It is known that the president discussed this matter with Waymire when the latter was here last spring and Waymire expressed a preference for the cabinet place. OTHER RUMORS NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—A special to the Press from Washington says: In the re tirement of Justice Field the opportun ity is given for the advancement of At torney General McKenna to the supreme bench, but the vacancy in the cabinet will not cause a general reorganization of the president's national family. Judge Nathan Goff, who served in con gress with McKinley and who d.ecllned February last to leave the United States circuit bench for the cabinet, has again received an offer of the position of attor ney general. It is not believed he will accept. W. J. Calhoun of Illinois, who was spe cial commissioner to Cuba, is next In President McKinley's mind for Mr. Mc- Kenna's place. Mr. Calhoun, after his report on the Cuban situation, declined the controllership of the treasury. MISSION MANAGERS Conclude Their Business and Adjourn Till Next Year NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 15—Th? elgthy-seventh annual meeting of the American board of commissioners of foreign missions adjourned today to meet next year in the First Congrega tional church at Grand Rapids, Mich. The business of the closing session in cluded several informal reports from various foreign missions, by the Rev. Dr. Greene of the Japanese mission, the Rev. C. D. Marsh of the Bulgarian mis sion and. the Dev. Dr. Lyman Bartlett of the Turkish mission. The report of the committee appointed last year to consider an amendment to the charter by which women could be elected to the board as corporate mem bers left the question still open. It Is the judgment of the committee that the board is entirely competent under It* present charter, without amendment, to elect women as indicated. Other addresses were followed by a farewell address by Rev. Watson L. Phillips of this city and President Lam son responded. TEXAS CRIME Scores of Prominent Citizens Indicted for Lynching DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 15 —Effle Jones, colored, has been convicted of the mur der of Wiley E. Stewart, a prominent and influential Democrat of East Texas, and the death penalty was assessed. Stewart was murdiered on May ISth Tast. Eftie Jones crushed his head with a blow from a club. He confessed, say ing that he had been hired to commit the crime by William Jones of Longview, because Stewart carried $10,000 life in surance, in which Jones was interested. The latter was arrested on a complaint and imprisoned In the same jail with Effle Jones. William Jones was one of the most prominent white Democrats in this sec tion of the State. A few mights after the murder and confession Stewart's friends INDEX TO THE TELEGRAPH NEWS The Luetgert trial will occupy at least two days of next week. Miss Cisneros declares her inten tion to become an American citizen. Janie T. makes a new record for 2-year-old trotters; results of the run ning races; sporting notes. All-rail rates on grain from Chicago to the Atlantic seaboard given a raise of 2 1-2 cents; railroad notes. Rebellion breaks out in a new spot in Oautemala and promises to prove more serious than the Morales revolt. Judge Waymire of San Francisco likely to be appointed attorney-gener- al when McKenna assumes the justice ship. England agrees to confer with United States and Canadian repre sentatives on the seal question, and her delegate is now on the way. All the records ever made by the weather bureau broken by the hot spell now prevailing from the Miss issippi river to the Atlantic coast. British and Canadian bankers ad dress the English chancellor of the exchequer, giving four reasons why the single gold standard should not be altered. "Dangers of a Great City" present ed with fatal realism at Cincinnati; the dome of Robinson's theater crashes down into the dress circle, killing eight people and injuring nearly a hundred. broke into the Tyler jail and shot him to death In his cell, sparing the black man to be dealt with by the law. It was the most sensational lynching Texas has ever had, and scores of white men of East Texas are under Indictment of mur der on account of It. Effie Jones, the condemned negro, still adheres to his confession. Walked Out of Jail JACKSON, Cal., Oct. 15.—Herman. Myers, alias E. Miller, a prisoner await ting trial for grand larceny in stealing a quantity of hides In lone, diisposing of the same in Sacramento for $60, es caped from the county Jail here yes terday. When the cells were unlocked to allow the prisoners the use of the corridors Myers walked out, all the doors having been, left open, or else the keys left within reach. The escape was not discovered until the prisoners were locked in their cells at night, at least ten hours after Myers had escaped. Sheriff Gregory, who was in Plymouth at the time of the delivery, offers $100 for the recapture of Myers. Fought for an Apple STOCKTON, Oct. 15.—D. L. Peters, aged 16 years, this morning stabbed his brother, G. T. Peters, aged IS. The trou ble between the brothers occurred over an apple which the younger was eating. The elder rushed at him, whereupon the younger plunged, the blade of his pocket knife Into his breast. The affray took place in a little house In the Fair Oaks, occupied by the two boys and their aged father, W. S. Peters, a Grand Army vet eran, who witnessed the quarrel. The occurrence was hushed and no arrests were made. The wound Is not fatal. Coast Baptists SANTA ROSA, Oct. 15.—The Pacific Baptist association convened in this city with a large representation from all parts of the state. The morning was de voted to the reading of papers on church work. The following officers were nom inated for the ensuing year: President, Rev. M. Slaughter; secretary, Rev. M. C. Hanson; treasurer, Rev. Coulter; exec utive committee, Revs. Gray, Cable, Gaston, Crane and Banks. The session lasts until Sunday next. Played the Pugs SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15.— J. J. Groom, the hatter who has been asso ciated with J. J. Gibbs, formerly assist ant cashier In thee ustom house, in sev eral pugilistic ventures, notably the Fltzslmmons-Sharkey fiasco., has filed his petition in insolvency. His liabili ties are estimated at $29,000 and his as sets $11,000. The heaviest creditors are H. H. Roloffs & Co., Philadelphia, and Austin, Drew & Co., Orange Valley, N. J. A Pioneer Gone SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15—Luther P. Rixford, one of the oldest of Califor nia's pioneers, is dead. The funeral will be held this afternoon from his late res idence on Lyon street in this city. De ceased was a native of New Hampshire, aged S3 years. He was married in 1537 to Elvira Pickering, sister of the late Loring Pickering, His wife and two sons survive him He was a resident of So noma county. Royal Arch Masons BALTIMORE, Bid., Oct. 15 —The gen eral Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons adjourned finally today, after a brief morning session,, at which the principal business was tha election of Dr. William F. Kuhn, Grand High Priest of Mis souri, General Grand Master of the First Veil, thus completing the list of officers. Silver Advancing NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—Commercial bar silver was quoted at 68% cents per ounce in the local market today. Mex ican dollars were 44' A cents; In the Lon don market bar silver was steady at 27 3-16(3., an advance of 7-16 d. The steamer Campania tomorrow will take out 740,000 ounces of silver. Gold Not Wanted NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—The Bank of British North America imported $500, --000 in gold a few days ago, and today they sent the gold to the sub-treasury, asking for greenbacks in exchange. The treasury officials declined the proposi tion. Imports of Gold NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—The Hamburg- American line steamer Normannia, which arrived today from Hamburg, Southampton and Cherbourg, brought 199,600 pounds sterling ir. specie. jj I Twelve Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS BRITISH BANKERS Indite a Memorial on the Currency BIMETALLISM NOT FAVORED AND THE GOVERNMENT ASKED TO GO SLOW Under No Circumstances Whatevee Should the English Single Gold Standard Be Altered Associated Press Special Wire. NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—A special ca blegram from London to the Evening Post says: The Canadian Bankers' as sociation, In view of the action here in memorializing the chancellor of the ex chequer on the silver question, baa cabled at great length to the chairman of the London clearing banks heartily endorsing all opposition to blmetallla measures. A memorial to the Chancellor of th* exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, which has been signed extensively by the English bankers, relating to tha work of the bimetallic commission, says: "We feel impelled'by a strong sense of duty respectfully to lay before her majesty's government the following four considerations, the great import ance of which we trust may be appar ent: "First—That no alteration should ba introduced affecting the circulating medium of this country, except after full discussion in parliament and by the pub lic at large, so that the changes pro posed may have as ample consideration as their importance deserves. "Second—That under no circum stances whatever should the pledges of successive governments to the Brltsh pound sterling and the single gold.stand ard of this country be set aside, either directly or indirectly, and that no steps should be taken by or with the consent of our government which has for its ob ject any alteration in the value o£ that standard. "Third —That this country, as one of the great nations of the world, enjoys under her mint regulations a coinage system absolutely free from embarrass ments, internal or external, and we con ceive that any departure therefrom In the direction of reliance upon engage ments with other countries would be a fatal mistake. "Fourth—That the mints of India be ing'closed, as to the policy of which we express no opinion, a state of circum stances has arisen in which the greatest caution is necessary, whatever may be. the next step which the Indian govern ment may be advised to take, but we urge that no retrograde step be taken except upon as exhaustive Inquiry as that which led un to the present posi tion, and then only If Indian Interests will be benefited thereby." EDITORIAL ANXIETY LONDON, Oct. 15.—The Times. Daily News and 1 Standard all comment upon the anti-bimetallic memorial presented yesterday to the chancellor of the ex chequer. With the utmost seriousness, they impress upon the government the "danger of continuing an ambiguous policy," and appeal to It to "do nothing rash in India. The Standard confesses the scarcity of currency in India since the mints closed has been a serious matter, but it says that a small committee of busi ness men might be appointed to settle the question without reference to the wishes of Americans or other silver mine owners. "If silver," says the Standard, "is the best currency for India, let her have it, but no rash decision ought to be taken without ample discussion." A FREE PRESS San Francisco Anarchists Object to Being Muzzled PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 15.—A body of twelve men In San Francisco, signing themselves "American Citizens," has) sent a protest to United States District Judge Bellinger and United) States At torney Murphy against the prosecu tion, of A. J. Pope, A. A. Isaacs and, Henry Atidis, who are under arrest for publishing and. sending through the mails copies of a paper known as the Firebrand. The protest is written on a letter head bearing the caption "An archist Headquarters." The protest says: "In. our opinion in your present prosecution of the afore said parties you are violating the ex press provisions of the constitution, and request you to discontinue these un. usual proceedings." An Alaskan Auditor PORT ANGELES, Wash., Oct. 15.— Douglass Young and G. C. Lyon, who have been engaged for the last two months experting the books of ex-Audit ,or John W. Troy, filed their report today. They would not make public the result of their Investigation, but from another source it is learned that the shortage Is about $11,000, $6000 of which occurred during the term of Baker, Troy's prede cessor. Sheriff Dyke is now ore his way to Skaguay, Alaska, to arrest Troy. Ba ker is not subject to criminal prosecu tion, the statute of limitation havingruu its course. A Lost Daughter CHICAGO, Oct. 15.—George Knight of Oakland, Cal., is in the city In search of his daughter, Mary L. Knight, who strangely disappeared from her Califor nia home in 1893. Every effort was made to find her. She was traced as far east as Topeka, Kas., but there she wasagain lost. A year later she was seen again, in Chicago, and It is on thtecleu that her father Is now here.