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' SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT—OnIy ~7*T a. ~ O _* ft f
Three More Performances Gh» Jtattan Orand Upera Company
v S7\ . . AGOSTINI as TH.. II'KE
Vonight (Verd/'s) Wigoietto
<f. X / «✓ FRANCO as . MAGDALnNA
, Tomorrow Afternoon, Wednesday matinee. Verdi 8 IL TttOVATORE
Wednesday evening, grand double old, C.WALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PA3LIACCI.
Grand chorus, grand orchestra, elaborate costumes. Seats now 011 sale. Prices 2>c, 50c, 75c,
♦1.00. $1.50. Telephone Main 70.
Three Nights OnIy—NEXT ATTRACTION—October 21, 2', 2S-Matinoo Saturday.
the original J myl „ ana > ft tea Comedy Company
X^ h en s R ar ng 97?y friend from fndia
By F. A DU SOUCHET. The One big laughing hit of the century. Seats now on saie.
Price;—2sc, 50c. 75e, 51.00 and $1.50. Telephone Main ;o.
25 W' ss Sit™ fioach 2/ctW
Mrs. T. Masac, Pianist; Mr. William H. Mead, Mr. W. C. MeCjutllen, Flutists; Mr. L. Opld,
Cellolst; Miss Eva E. Ellsworth. Plantet and Accompanist. Under ausp.cjs Children's Home
Soeletji, Seats on sale Thursday, Oct. 21. Prices 25c, 51c 763. $1.00 11.50. Telephone Main 70
—. Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater
Vll>««WI\V« Fir-<t American App-arance, 4 -SMITH F VMILY-4,
fne Celebrated Bicvc c Experts; HARRY FOY &
FLO CLARK, In their Laughable Corned<-, The Man Across the Street; CLAYTON. JENKIN-* .v.
PRICES NF.VER CHANGING—Evening Re-ervcd Seats .50,; and 2c; Galiery luu.
Matinees Wednesday, Saturday and S indav Telephone Main 144t
f***± mj m The Homeoi Kefined Drama. The handsomest
Li\lt Fhritl ff Auditorium in Los Angeles.
WM B «&-•» iC r0NI(i!1T »nd remainder of week, MATINEE
-W JF m i ■WhiillllHlßiiMn ThePopu'lsr Siroadway Ztheater Cc.
GREAT LYCEUM THEATER SUCCE-S \J [email protected] &VGJf fifClT'6
Regular Burbank prices—2> and fiO cents, O-rtc - t>- t- It- T -'cT,none Main 170
..o£os jtngeles *Day at the Urack*.
Sietween Soe Wheeler, jfnaeonda, Siotoniea
And other Sidewheel Stars. 1 his should be the fastest race ever paced in
California. The world's record for Gelding Pacers is very liable to be
Jour Other tSxciting Cvents
Open About November Ist
...Vhe Wainard...
140 SPoom* Onfall bloc'kTouth Hotel Van Nuya, U?OS Jtngeles
Tjransient and Jami'/y Jfcotee*
Equipment and service first-class. E'e?t.<-lc. lights and Elevator. No Bar. 100 rooms with
baths. Every room heated and supplied with hot and cold water. . ... ... . ,
American and Curopean IPtan THOMAS c. brainard, Prop.
J-flazard's Pavilion
TONIGHT, under the auspices of the Sou. Calllornla Athletic Assn.
foe ytfcJtuiiffo us. fack Steizner
15.round boxing contest for the heavyweight championship of the coast. Phil Green vs. Will
Whltestdes, 10 rounds George Baiter vs. entries Smith, 6 rounds. Friday evening, October 22.
Joe King vs Jack Carter, 1 > rounds Bob Thompson vs. Kid Parker, 15 rounds. General Ad
i lsslun, $1.00. Balcony, $2,00, Reserved, > i.OQ.
Motel Capstola Capitota-by-the-Sea
...Jtn Sdeal Sea Side Resort...
Safe Surf Bathing, a Smooth Sheltered Beach. Balmy Air, D;lightful Walks and
Drives, A Fine New Hotel, Unexcelled Cuisine.
COTTAGES FOR CAMPERS Jfepburn cf Zterry, Ttfanagers
Hotel Bella Vista
tool Pine Strs c
- - Jirst-C/ass Jfotel - -
The Bella Vista is the Pioneer First-Class Family Hotel of San Francisco. All the
comforts of a modern residence. MRS. A. F. TRACY.
Jf-flotel Bartholdi M " dt,,onBqu,re ' b S^w"yl rk? Twent '" Th " dBt
" " European SPlan - •*
Under new management. Rooms single or en suite. Restaurant unsurpassed. Ele
gant in all appointments at moderate prices. REED & ROBLEE, Props.
Motel Vendorne san jose
v ■ This Beautiful Hotel ll situated ln the
ft C_«V»- f it..' 3 <3__ ./■• /" , In the wonderful Santa Clara Valley
Ctarden City ot Me J act fie Coast an a only fifty miles from San Francisco
Its beautlsul grounds, elegant appointments, table and service of exceptional excellence, to
gether with a full orchestra, make It an ideal abiding place. In a word the
*?/«., ls first class ln ever V fespsct,
t/enaOme and so are its patrons. GEO. P. SNELL, Manager.
QstrJcfo Fariin—South Pasadena
pearly /OO Sty antic S3irds of jftt Styes
OPEN DAILY TO VISITORS. The cheapest and best place to buy tips, capes, boas and plumes
Vienna Rirfffer 114 AND 118 court street
lenmia duiici paul kekkow. Prop
Free, Kefined Entertainment*. Classical Muno every Evening. Austrtan'Hungariao
kt. «V , /-..<..,.. a All llu.-
An Ancient Suicide
pETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 18.—While out
shooting three quail-hunters discovered
tbe withered remains of a man hanging
by a piece of baling rope from the limb of
an oak tree In Chlleno valley. The re
mains were Identified as those of Victor
Fajloll, a mason, who disappeared a year
ago. He had been drinking, and probably
ln a flt of despondency hanged himself.
On the trunk of the tree he had carved
hla initials and a rude cross and the date,
1896. The borfy had evidently remained
h?.ng!ng tor twelve months.
English Gold Coming
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.—The steam
ship Alameda, W-hleh is due here Cctober
21st. has 400.000 English, sovereigns, equal
to, $2,000,000 ln her strong box, consigned
to the Anglo-Callfornian and London,
Paris and American banks of this city.
This Is the third, shipment of gold from
that source on as many consecutive steam
ships, aggregating nearly $8,000,000, within
the last three months.
Forest Fires Raging
BRADFORD, Pa„ Oct. ls.-The forest
Urea' on all aides of this city are raging
with Increased vigor. It is estimated that
•000 acres have been burned over fti the
] vicinity of Rice brook. At Chipmunk Aye
[oil well rigs have been destroyed. They
were the property of the Seneca Oil com
pany, and the number included that com
pany's big well struck here last week. Men
are being sent from Bradford to all parts
of the oil field to protect oil property. It
Is impossible to estimate the loss at this
Will Not Resign
LONDON, Oct. 18.—The Dally Telegraph
this morning gives an unqualified denial,
on authority, to the rumor put in circula
tion by the Daily Chronicle that Lord Salis
bury contemplated retirement from the
premiership and the foreign office. It says:
"Lord Salisbury Is stronger and feeling
better than for many years, while Lady
Salisbury has almost completely recov
A Bank Broken
HOUSTON. Texas, Oct. 18.—The City
bank of Sherman (ailed lo open lt» doors
this morning, and after a meeting the di
rectors decided to make an assignment.
Cashier Hall says the bank has assets of
three to one ot liabilities. He says the
bank's Indebtedness is $60,000, and assets
More Delay in the Harbor
At Least That Is What the
Secretary Claims
An Interview With Senator White
Explaining the Law and the
Facts in the Matter
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, D. C.Oct. 18.—Secre
tary Alger now takes the position that
congress has appropriated no money for
the San Pedro harbor, and that there
fore It Is useless for him to advertise for
bids. "When congress appropriates
money tor this work I shall execute the
law," he said today.
Your corr.-spon.dent learned ot the sec
retary's new wrinkle this morning, and
made haste to call upon the head of the
war department. Mr. Alger was in, and
was willing to talk about the harbor.
Coming down to business at oce: "Mr.
Secretary, is it true you hold that con
gress has actually appropriated no
money for the construction, of a harbor
at San Pedro?"
"Yes, that is the position I take. I
hold, further, that the provisions of the
act cannot be carried out until the money
is appropriated. Have you read the
The correspondent had read the law,
but his memory had failed, him as to its
'exact provisions.
"Weil, I will show you what the law
pays," and the secretary called in Chief
of Engineers Wilson, who read the fol
lowing extract from the act of congress:
Whenever said board shall have set
tled the location and made report to the
secretary of war of the same, with said
plans, specifications and estimates, then
the secretary of war may make con
tracts for the completion of the im
provements of the harbor so selected
by the board, according to the project
reported by them, at a coat not to ex
ceed in the aggregate $2,900,000. and $50,
--000 Is hereby appropriated, so much
thereof as may be necessary to be used
for the expenses of said board and pay
ment of the civil engineers for their ser
vices, the amount to be determined by
the secretary of war.
"There," said the secretary, "you can
see that the act makes no provision tor
the construction of the harbor. It simp
ly provides for a harbor to cost not to
exceed $2,900,000, but it only appropriates
$50,000, which is to be used for the ex
penses of the harbor board ard the
payment of the civil engineers for their
"I can. authorize the work, but there
Is not a dollar to pay for it. I can ad
vertise for bids, but the contractor who
does the work cannot get his money un
til an appropriation is macie
"So far as the blcis are concerned, It
Is probable that the department will
have the plans and specifications ready
by the middile of next month; but I
don't see how any contractor is going
to begin work before he has assurances
that he will be paldi"
After Chief of Engineers Wilson had
left the room the secretary re-reaci the
clause quoted l in the foregoing and then
delivered himself of the sentence already
quoted. "When, congress appropriates
•money for the work I shall execute the
Under the Continuing Contract Sys
tem the Money Will Always
Be Available
Senator White, upon being shown the
foregoing dispatch, said:
"While Secretary Alger is undoubtedly
opposed to the construction ot the har
bor at San Pedro, he is a man of more'
than common ability, and I do not be
lieve he is the author of the folly attrib
uted to him in the dispatch. No one haa
ever said that $2,900,000 was appropriated
for the construction of a harbor at San
Pedro. It has never required any grade
of intellectual development to ascertain
this fact. The river and harbor bill,
however, authorized Mr. Alger to enter
into a contract, not exceeding in the ag
gregate $2,900,000, for the purpose of com
pleting the project outlined by the board.
It is none of Mr. Alger'e business
whether congress does* or does not ful
fill the contract into which it has au
thorized him to enter. Contractors will
trust congress in this case, as they do
every year with reference to improve
ments from Maine to California. While
I have, several times, explained the two
systems under which congress acts ln
river and harbor work, I will, at the risk
of repetition, go over the matter again.
"When a river and harbor bill is
framed those who seek appropriation:
are compelled to ask for a specific sum
for two fiscal years, in which eve-nt there
is no contractural obligation on the part
of the government, to incur any further
expense, and the work may be aban
doned when the appropriation is ex
hausted. In the second case ie found the
continuing contract system. In in
stances/of this sort the government au
thorizes the making of contracts for the
expenditure of a limited sum under con
tracts made after the reception of bids.
Here It le usual, but not essential to make
a email direct appropriation, which Is
customarily expended for preliminary
"In the San Pedro cafe $50,000 was ap
propriated to cover the expenses of the
locating board. Some, instances from
the current river and harbor bill may be
Interesting. There was-appropriated for
the harbor of Portland, Me.. $20,000, and
Mr. Alger was authorized to enter into
a contract, not exceeding $810,000, for
which latter sum no appropriation was
made. I will mention a few contracts
into which the secretary was authorized
to enter, In excess of appropriations
made: Boeton, over $1,100,000; Buffalo,
over $2,000,000; Dunkirk, N. V., about
$400,000; Gowanus canal, N. T., over
$600,000; Delaware bay, over $4,650,000;
Savannah, $1,000,000; Cumberland Sound,
Ga., $2,345,000; Sabine Pass, Texas, $1,
--000,000; Cleveland, 0., over $1,300,000; Du
luth, over $3,000,000; our own Oakland.
$666,000; Taquina bay, Ore., $1,000,000;
Gray's Harbor, Wash,, over $900,000;
Providence river, R. 1., over $700,000;
Monongahela river, W. Va., $1,200,000;
Cumberland river, Term., over $600,000;
Falls of Ohio river, nearly $600,000, and
other contracts w£re authorized with
reference to the Ohio river requiring the
expenditure of nearly $3,000,000 addition
al, for which no appropriation was
made; Chicago river, over $600,000; im
proving Mississippi river from the Mis
souri to the Ohio, over $5,000,000.
"These figures are sufficient without
runnhijg. through the enire bill, to show
that congress does not Irs advance ap
propriate money to complete river oi
harbor improvements where a contract
is authorized. The continuing contract
system is that upon which every repre
sentative who knows his bus
iness relies. The last river and har
bor bill only appropriated about $12,
--000,000, but it authorized continuing con
tracts amounting to over $60,000,000
more. The government never defaults
upon these contracts. When the secre
tary of war acts the matter is taken for
ever from the river and harbor bill and
goes into the sundry civil bill. In com
mon with other governmental expendi
tures. A congress lasts' but two years;
an important river or harbor contract
frequently extends over many years,
and appropriations are made from time
to time to meet exigencies. I think that
all of the continuing contracts author
ized by the river and harbor bill have
been advertised.
"When Secretary Alger, in response to
the resolution which I Introduced In the
senate, afked for instructions as to the
wish of congress, he dies not express any
doubt with regard to the financial ability
of the government to meet any obliga
tion into which he might enter. When he
asked Attorney General McKerwia for
his opinion, he did not allude to alleged
difficulty, nor did he mention it when he
wrote to me last week to the effect tha;
the engineer corps representatives upon
this 1 coast had been instructed to pre
pare plans for the harbor. Nor do I
think that Secretary Alger has been so
unmindful of his duty as to question the
good faith of the government which has
authorized him to go on with this work
Nor do I believe that his feelings are so
antagonistic to the Interests of fhis
community that he feels It necessary to
discourage bidding upon this particular
contract, which is provided for In the
chronic phraseology of river and harbor
bills. There is nothing unusual about
this contract. There is nothing uncom
mon in the absence of an appropriation
"I have, I think, shown that there i?
no instance of the making of an appro
priation ln a river and harbor bill covet -
ing any such extensive work, nor is then
any instance of the repudiation by tht
government of such a contract when
entered into. Let Mr. Alger advertis-, ;
the bidders will be on hand; they will
trust the government and will not ask
him for a guarantee."
A Soured Spinster Disinherits All Her
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.—The will
of the late Josephine L. Sanford, spin
ster, is to be contested. It was filed
September 20 and proved to be a curious
document, as the old lady left all her
property to people ir» no way related to
her and expressly disinherited the mem
bers of her family. This morning a
nephew of the deceased, Charles E. San
ford, who arrived, from New York last
week, will file the papers ln a suit to
have the will set aside and the estat.'
distributed to the heirs at law.
The estate 19 valued at between $350,
--000 and $400,000. Miss Stanford died Sep
tember 12 of this year. Eight days later
the will was filed by two of the executor*
and devisee under it. Almost all the
property consists of a ranch lh Contrt.
Costa county known as the Los Megarns
rancho. Under the will this was to be
divided, as follows: One-fourth to An
drew S. Moseley, one-fourth to Dr. El
linw ood, one-eighth to Attorney Thomas-
I. Bergin, one-eighth to Prof. George
Davidson and the remaining one-fourth
to be held in trust by these four gentle
men for the benefit of two relatives of
the- deceased, who are not heirs.
The complaint alleges that Miss San
ford was not of sound and bequeathing
mind, and that the disposition of her
estate was due to undue influence. The
heirs who w ill claim a share of the es
tate are the plaintiff, John Edward San
ford, Marion Elizabeth Robinson anu
Asa M. Stanford, all nephews and nieces.
Dead of Paralysis
Krellng, a prominent citizen of this city,
is dead as the result of a strok» of
paralysis which he sustained on Friday
evening, while apparently in the best of
health. He was one of the founders-of
the Tivoli Theater, with which he was
connected until three years ago. At the
time of his death he was a member of
the furniture house of F. W. Kreling *
Sons. Ho was born in Germany in 1552
and came to New York while a child.
For years he kept a hotel in that city.
The Excess of Expenditures Over Re
ceipts Steadily Growing Larger.
Recommendations Made
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 —The annua!
report of Third Assistant Postmaster-
General Merritt for the fiscal year Jus.
closed was made- public tonight. Fol
lowing is an abstract. The postal reve
nue for the year and the total actual ex
penditures were as follows:
Ordinary postal revenue, $81,698,281;
receipts from ordinary money order busi
ness, $967,181; revenue from, all sources
$82,665,462. Expenditures: Actual
amount of the expenditures for the pos
tal service for tbe year ending June 30,
1897, which includes all payments made
on account of the year up to three
months after its close, $93,781,278; ex
penditures onaccount of prevlousyears
$295,954; total, $94,077,242; excess of ex
penditures over receipts. $11,411,779.
The outstanding liabilities at the close
of the year's business and the cost of
transporting the mails over the subsi
dized Pacific railroads, the latter Item
amounting to $1,575,806, are not Included
in this financial statement. The total
deficiency for 1896 was $8,127,088; total
deficiency for 1897, $11,411,779. Through
bad debts the postofflce department los.
last year $17,799. The estlmate-s of ap
proprlations for the service of the third
assistant's office for the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1899, aggregated $1,288.
--000, The total number of postal cards
issued was 523,608,250.
The weight of second class-matter
sent in the mails during the year, not in
cluding free matter within county of
of publication, was 310,658,155 pounds;
postage collected thereon, $3,104,581. Es
timating that 15 per cent of all second
class mail is sent free of postage- within
counties of publication, the total weight
of the second-class matter mailed Is es
timated at over $182,740 tons.
The arrangement made by Postmas
ter-General Blssell in 1594 for the manu -
facture of postage stamps by the bureau
of engraving and printing will expire on
June 30, 1898. Concerning this, General
Merritt says he has concluded that the
postofflce department ought to have
complete control over the manu
facture and issue of Its stamps. H<
says the postofflce department should
have its own engraving and printing es
tablishment for making its stamps and
its own vaults for their safe keeping,
and that these stamps should be issued
by its own agents direct to postmasters
and through its exclusive machinery.
Recommendation is made for the dis
continuance of newspaper and. period
ical stamps.
A significant recommendation is one
urging that prepayment in full of all
mail matter be required hereafter. The
report says that the department has for
years past been suffering a heavy loss of
revenues from the failure of postmas
ters to rate up and collect portage on
first-class matter not fully prepaid.
Perpetrated by Removing Tags From
Jute Bags
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.—The act
ion of the state prlsor directors in evadi
ing tho British anti-convict goods law
by removing the identification marks of
prison-made jute bags has aroused the
Irs of the chamber of commerce, and
steps, (Secided and forcible, it is said.,
will be taken to prever.t a continuation,
of what by some is proclaimed to- be a
gross frauds
The bags manufactured at the prison
had been markedbya blue-patch to show
from where they had come. The pro
hibitions of the bags by England be
came a grave question to California
aralr. shippers, but the difficulty that
c(«7fronted them was easily overcome
by tihe suggestion of Warden Hale,
which was to omit the usual mark.
Tfcit this practice had been adopted
was the Information received by the
chamber of commerce- and it was de
termined to suppress it if possible. At
a meeting of the chamber today a letter,
prepared by Captain Merry, will be sent
to the prison directors, protesting
against the deception practiced andask
.las that it be stopped.
j The Famous Commander of the First
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18—Admiral
John L. Worden, retired-, djed- here to
day. He commanded the Monitor dur
ing the engagement with the Merrimac
in Hampton Roads. He retired in 1886
with the full rank and pay of an Ad
miral, the only instance of the kind.
Pneumonia was the immediate cause
of Word;n's death. He was eighty
years of age andi up to last Saturday was
in, very good health.
Admiral Worcun was one of (he few
remalnim? heroes of that old regime
which made the United States navy so
glorious in. Its achievements. For near
The Luetgert trial concluded and
the case given to the jury.
Postal statistics for the fiscal year
just closed; the regular deficit grows
considerably larger.
Pedlar Palmer defeats Dave Sulli
van of Boston for the hantnm-weight
championship of the world.
Party lines almost lost sight of in
the Greater New York campaign, and
every faction expresses confidence of
The State Miners' association is in
session at San Francisco, and im
portant results are expected to be ac
Texas hopes to escape yellow fever
by insisting that persons exposed in
Louisiana shall come straight through
to California.
Choctaw and Cherokee Indians pre
paring to emigrate to Mexico in prefer
ence to surrendering their tribal form
of government.
The destruction of Windsor, N. S.,
even more complete than first report
ed, the whole population suffering
from lack of food and clothing.
The steamer Bertha down from St.
Michaels with tales of the richness of
Minook creek mines; hard luck stories
of men who failed to get through.
General Blanco expects to compass
the pacification of Cuba by bribery
of insurgent leaders; the business ele
ment of the island considering the ad
visability of asking annexation to the
United States.
Secretary Alger finds a new reason
for delay in acting on the San Pedro
harbor matter, claiming that no
money has been apropriated by con
gress. Senator White make* some
timely remarks concerning the matter.
ly two-thirds of a century he was a
naval officer, having been appointed a
■midshipman from Fishklll, Duchess
county, N. V., January 20, 1834.
Admiral Word.en rendered valuable
services throughout the war, but the
crowning achievement of his career was
in Hampton Roads, March 9, 1862, when
he commanded the famous Monitor ln
her duel with the Confederate ram
Merrimac. He tw ice received a vote of
thanks from congress.
Not at All Pleasing to Brother
BERLIN, Oct. 18—The Neuste Nach
richten of Leipsic-publishes a-report of
a conversation which Prince Bismarck
le said to have had with a recent visitor,
during the course of which the ex-chan
cellor Is quoted assaylrg that the Mon
roe doctrine is "uncommon insolence to
ward the rest of the world, and does vio
lence to the other American, and Eu
ropean states with American interests."
It would be analogous, the prince Is
said to have added. If Russtaand Francs
combined to disallow frontier changes
in Europe, or the prepondering powers ln
Asia, Russia ard Great Britain arrogat
ed the right not to change the present
status without their consent.
Continuing, Prince Bismarck Is report
ed to have remarked: "Their great
wealth, due to the soil of America, has
led the American legislators to over-es
timate their own rights and tinder-esti
mate the rights of the other American
and European states."
Miners' Rights
SAX FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.-The United
States circuit court of appeals today de
cided the case of the Carson City Gold and
Silver Mining company, plaintiff in error,
against the North Star Mning company,
defendants in error, involving the ques
tion- of whether an owner of mining prop
erty formed by the consolidation of several
mining locations had the right to follow the
ledge or vein under the surface of another
mining property, when none of the owners
of the separate location would have such
right. While not deciding this abstract
question, the appellate court affirmed the
decision of the trial court, which specifi
cally gave the North Star Mining company
the right to follow the ledge outcropping
on Its property, under the surface of the
mining property of the Carson City Gold
and Silver Mining company.
A Cheap Freight Movement
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 18.—The move
ment towards a local transportation com
pany which shall carry San Francisco
freight northward and southward at re
duced rates is broadening. An erroneous
report pot abroad that the movement was
confined to hardware merchants. On the
contrary, the exposition includes all classes
of goods. The committee of merchants
which has the formation of the eompanv
in charge held an informal meeting today
to complete the preliminary arrangements.
The chief subjects considered were the
chartering of vessels and the forming of
plana for a thorough canvass of the city.
No permanent officers have yet been
John Olive Dead
OAKLAND. Oct. 18.—John Olive, proprl- |
etor of the famous fish ranch, nine miles
from the city, who was kicked in the stom
ach yesterday by a vicious horse, died this
afternoon of his injuries. Olive was 52
years of ago and leaves a widow and two
daughters, one of whom is Mrs. Rose Eaton
of this city. In early days Olive was a fa
mous stage driver, but later turned his
attention to cattle and horse dealing and
accumulated much property.
A Wine House Burned
SANTA ROSA. Oct. 18.—Fire at Occiden
tal this morning destroyed the wine store
house of A. C. Meeker, in which J. T. Orr
had 10,000 gallons of wine stored, all of
which was lost. No Insurance. Four car
loads of charcoal which was plied up near
by, belonging to an Italian, was also de
stroyed. Strong suspicions of Incendiar
ism prevail, but no arrests have been made.
Had a north wind been blowing, nothing
could have saved the town.
Cholera in India
LONDON, Oct. 19.—The Dally Mall this
morning says It has Information from a
reliable source that cholera has attacked
a battalion of the Shropshire regiment,
which is stationed at Sltapur, Northwest
India, and that forty non-commissioned
officers and privates have already auc
! cumbed.
Tee Pages
Not So Cruel as Those of
The Business Element of the Larger
Cuban Cities Beady to Ask
for Annexation
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW TORK, Oct. 18.—A dispatch to
the World from Madrid says: Marsha!
Blanco has starteß for Cuba to begin, ths
work of pacification. No money will bo
spared to buy oft the chiefs of the insur
rection or to make their departure from
the island easy, though all such pro
ceedings will be denied officially. Ths
new Governor-General has been glvea
full power, subject to certain instruct
ions, a part of which have been kept
secret, even, from most of the member*
of the Cabinet.
The reserve instructions cover ail In
ternational aspects of the Cuban ques
tion, especially Spain's relations with
the United States, the treatment o!
American citizens in strict observance
with the treaties of 1795 and. 1877 with the
United States; respect for foreign
owned property, and possible negotia
tions with a view to leading to the sub
mission of. the insurgents. Such nego
tiations, according to the time-honored
precedents of Spanish civil wars, even
on the peninsula, will be conducted be
hind the scenes If entered into.
General Blanco is authorized to as*
sure the Cubans that the instituting ol
reforms more liberal than those con
tributed by the Arrazura bill of MarcU
15. 1895. or the Canovas bill will depend
upon the rapidity and the completeness
of the pacification, which is indispensa
ble for the sincere execution of economic
and administrative home rule, which,
however, is not intended in any event
to go as far as Canadian self-govern
ment. Spain does not deem an abso
lutely independent colonial parliament
and executive compatible with the Cu
ban coldny and her own Interests and
sovereignity, as the majority of the
autonomists are said to be disposed to
accept home rule in installments.
MATANZAS, Cuba, (via Key West)
Oct. 18.—The business element here, in
Havarja ard elsewhere seems to have
arrived at the conclusion that theMad
ild government cannot end the war on
a basis of autonomy to Cuba, and there
are not enough loyalists among the
autonomists to hold public office. At
least, that is the claim conservative
Spaniards snake. In addition, the latter
express the belief that the autonomists,
if placed in power, would not be able
to preserve the peace and protect life
and. property from the lawless ele
ments. In view of this condition of af
fairs, a number of Important merchants
and sugar planter of Spanish origin,
in conjunction with several Cubans of
prominence, have been holding secret
meetings and corresponding with peo
ple in various parts of the Island, with
the object of ascertaining the views of
the commercial and planting community
in Pinar del Rio, Havana, Matanzas and
Santa Clara provinces as to the future
of Cuba most likely to further their in
terests and those of the island in gen
eral. It is expected that the majority
of people will be favorable to the an
nexation of Cuba to the United States,
as the Washington government alone is
apparently able to guarantee peace in
Cuba and protection to life and proper
ty. As soon as it is ascertained thiat the
sentiment of the persons appealed to is
in favor of annexation, a committee will
be sent to the United States, with in
structions to lay the case clearly before
the business men of prominence in the
United States, and.ask the latter to unite
with the business men of Cuba in a peti
tion to the Washington government to
ask the United States, in view of the fail
ure of the Conservatives to suppress the
resurrection by force of arms, and point
ing out the impossibility of the Liberals
ending tbe war by establishing an au
tonomous form of government, to bring
about annexation to the United States.
NEW YORK. Oct. 18.—A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Commander R. B. Bradford, Chief of the
Bureau of Equipment, has suggested)
Ito the Navy Department that torpedo
boats be placed to prevent filibustering.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Oct. 18 —Three Cuban
patriots, direct from the terrible struggle
on the island, have been in St. Louis for
the past three days procuring and ship
ping ammunition. Their work is at last
completed, and they leave tomorrow for
Cuba. One of them Is authority for the
statement that during their stay they
have purchased and forwarded to Texas
ports $225,000 worth of cartridges, dyna
mite, rifles, pistols and saddlery, In
tended for the insurgent army. Two
expeditions conveying these supplies
will sail tomorrow night from a Texas
port between the city of Bagdad and
Port Galveston, and in the Caribbean
sea will meet two other expeditions that
last night set sail from New York. The
Cuban agents are Colonel George John
stone, of the staff of General Carlos Ro
loff; Colonel Eduoard Betancourt and
Captain A. H. Smith. Colonel John
stone, who was interviewed by a re
porter tonight, said: "I left Santiago
de Cuba the latter part of September.
Our mission has been to buy supplies for
the department of the east. Owing to
the quarantine we could do nothing at
Key West, and came to St. Louis. Ws
have accomplished, our mission here, bjr
the purchase of $225,000 worth ot am
munition and the like."

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