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Los Angeles Theater w? A ?T, , MTnai , e n r ,, Tre " urt "
Only two more nights—Tonight, Matinee Tomorrow and Tomorrow Night
the original Smyth and Rice Comedy Company
£cw e » sensatT ing Wfy friend Jrom Sndia
By F. A. DU SOUCIIET. Tho one big laughing hit ot tho century Seats now on sale.
Prices—2sc, 50c. 75c, $1.00 aud |1.50. 'telephone Main 70. Everybody laughed last night.
Mrs.T. Masac, Pianist; Mr. William 11. Mead, Mr. W. C. McQuillan, Flutists Mr. L. Opid.
Celloist; Miss Eva E. Ellsworth. Pianist and Accompanist. Under auspices Children's Home
Society. Seats now on sale. Prices 25c, SJc 75e, *1.00, 11.50. Telephone Main 70,
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Grand 0. J • Q t /7 f*
....return engagement of the ... tJlttllCM CffCZ/ICI l/VC7~C[ l/Oi
6 Perfoimances—October 26, 27, 28. 29, 30—Matinee Saturday. Repertoiro
Tuesday Evening KAUSr Frldav Evening LUCIA
Wednesday hvening L'AFRICAIKE Saturday Matinee TRAVIATA
Thursditv Evening LA BOHKME Saturday Evening CARMEN
All the old favorites ln the east. Grand chorus, grand orchestra, elaborate costumes. Seats
now on sale. Prices 2'ic. 50c. 75c,M on. SI 50. Telephone Main 70.
f\ kos Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater
Vonifht Voniffht
rlr,t American Appearance, 4--SMITH FAMILY-4,
The Celebrated Bicvcie Experts; HARRY FOY &
FI.O CLARK, In their Laughable Cntnwlv. The Man Across the Street; CLAYTON*. JKNKIN-s*
PRICES NEVER CHANGING—Evening Re-crved Beats, s'Jo and 23c I Gallery. 10c. R-gular
Matiheea Wednesday. Sattiroav and Sunday Telonhon-' Main 144"
—j my The Home ol Kenned Drama. The handsomest
h Auclitor '" minLosADSeloa -
WM M 9-V-%. %\.ft'3 SL tr tf- TON ' I(iHT and remainder ol week, MATINEE
-S£^^^^aaTaaaHanSßa9nßß^M>-^ > The"popular Rroadivay"Cheater Co.
Regular Burbank prices—2l and r.O rents, Order by Telephone Main I'7o
Agricultural Park
jCast TJwo *Days ai ihe TJrack wmmw
Great Free-for-All Trot and other Interesting Events arranged for Saturday,
JCiamaih and Jasper jfyeri 1° Battle for supremacy
"\ n ... . . The Fastest Three-Year-Old In the
. . uearche/ahi . . Worl(i ' to (iIVE AN exhibition
> < wirtcs bHifyrii i • OF HIS SPEED
Open A l -out November Ist
...Vhe fira/nard...
140 Rooms Oue-°hali block south Hotel Van Nuts, mCos jingo lOS
vrans/ent and family Jfcoiei
Equipment and service first-class. Electric lights and Elevator. No Bar. 100 rooms with
baths. Every room heated and supplied With hot and cold water.
jfmer/ean and European Plan Thomas c. brainaro, Prop.
*fhe Santa Fe Route
. . .On the Santa J?o Route-—— O
Will leave Los Antelcs at 8: f 0 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. :
Will leave Pasadena at 8:-5 a. . Tuesdays and Fridays. Double Drawing Room
Will leave San Bernardino at 9)45 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Sleeping Cars. Dining
Will arrive Kansas City at 6:10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Cars. Buffet Smoking
Will arrive Sc. Louis at 7:00 a m Fridays and Mondays. Car for Kansa< City St
Will arrive Chicago at 9:4* a.m. Fridays and Mondays. Louis, Chicago
Will arrive New York at 1 ISO p.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays. - !
Breakfast served in the Dining Car after leaving Los Angeles. Ticket Office. 200 spring St
J-Jjazard's Pavilion
TONIGHT, under the auspices of the Southern California Athletic Assn.
foe JCing, San vs. Jack, Carter, Omaha
Fifeeon rounds for Middle-weight Championship of Pacific Coast.
Rob Zihompson, Salt jCake, vs Jfid SParher, 7)enver
Fifteen tounds for Light-weight Championship of Pacific Coast.
Doors open 7 p.m. Admission—Both balconies. $1.00; Lower floor, $1 50; Boxes. |2 00.
Hote! Capitola l/ap/toia -iy-the-Sea
...»Pfn Sdeai Sea Side Sftesort...
Safe Surf Bathing, a Smooth Shsltered Beach, Balmy Air, Delightful Walks and
*"* Drives, A Fine New Hotel, Unexcelled Cuisine.
COTTAGES FOR CAMPERS JVepiurn de Verry, fyanayers
Hotel Bella Vista
1001 Pine Stree
m - j{ J>irsi-Class Jfcotei ~ -
The Bella Vista Is the Pioneer First-Class Family Hotel of San Francisco. All the
comforts of a modern residence. MRS. A. F. TRACY
M Otel BartllOld i Madison Square, Broadway and Twenty-Third St.
- - 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 Vendomie san jose
d ' This Beautiful Hotel is situated ln the
"Sarden City- of the Paoifio Coast Sd'lJn.^R^U^^XSlS
Its beautUul grounds, elegant appointments, table and aervlce of exceptional excellence, to
gether with a lull orchestra, make It an ideal abiding placo. In a word the
tit 1 Is first class In every respect,
l/enaome and so are its patrons. GEO. P. SNELL, Manager.
Qstrich Farm—South Pasadena
Tfearty /OO Sty an tic Rirds ofjflt jfoes
OI'EN DAILY TO VISITOKS. Tho cheapest and best place to buy tips, capes, boas and plumes
Vienna Buffet '
. , Free, Kefined Entertainments. Classical Music tvery Evening. Anstrlan-Huncarian
Kitchen and Fine Cuisine All Day
A Vessel Wrecked
ST. JOHN'S, N. F„ Oct. 21.—A boat
bearing the name of Hallamehire, of
Hartlepool, and beds, deck gear and
other wreckage have been driven ashore
near Willingate, on the north coast of !
Newfoundland. It is feared the British
ship Hallamshlre, from Swansea, for
Tilt Cove, to get copper ore, has become
a wreck, and sunk with all handsduring
the severe gale which raged here last
Christian Missions
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 21.—The
following officers were elected by the
American Christian Missionary society
today. President, Rev. F. D. Power,
Washington; corresponding secretary,
Benjamin L. Smith, Cincinnati; record
ing secretaries, T. E. Cramblett, George
A. Miller, J. M. Vanhorn; superintendent
of Sunday schools, Knox P. Taylor; su
perintendent of Christian Endeavor, J.
Z. Tyler; statistician, G. W. Hoffman.
Does Not Include Miners'
Reports From Copper River District
Promise to Duplicate the Rush
to the Yukon
Associated Press Special Wire.
VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 21.—Hereafter
every pound of goods not bought ln
Canada will have to pay duty before be
ing allowed in the Klondike country.
The Canadian government has decided
to revoke the regulation allowing pros
pectors to take in 100 pounds of goods
free of duty, and customs officers will be
placed on the Stickeen route, as WBJJ as
at Tagish lake and on the Tukon.
VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 21.—Henry R.
Woods, representing the Union and
Shawsville Steamship companies, which
Intend to run steamers from London to
Victoria and to St. Michaels during the
roming winter and spring, is making ar
rangements for the accommodation of
2000 men who are expected to arrive
here during January. Upon their ar
rival from London they will remain ln
Victoria for two or three days to pur
chase their outfits for Klondike.
ASTORIA, Ore., Oct. 21.—Captain G.
M. White, who just purchased the
steamer Augusta, is ready to sail for
the north, and will start for Seaitle- when
the weather is favorable. The captain
represents a large New York syndicate,
which as acquired property and mining
claims all through Alaska before the
Klondike was discovered.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21—Judge Bot
kln of Helena, Mont., one of the com
mission to codify the laws of the United
States, was here today, and had a con
ference with Commissioner Hermann
of the general land office regarding the
laws applicable to Alaska. This is one
of the special branches assigned to
Judge Botkin in the Immense W ork with
which the commission was charged by
BAKERSFIELD, Oct. 21—The Wible
Orchard company today shipped a car
load of prunes to Dawson City. They
were billed to the Alaska Commercial
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21.—The Klon
dike fever has spread to Copper river
and before the winter isover prospectors
predict that there will be almost as great
a rush to the Cook's Inlet country as
there is lo the Yukon gold fields. About
a score cf leaders of expeditions to the
Copper river are or, the waterfront al
most daily hunting for vessels to carry
them and their crowds to the fabled
country. Three vessels are now on the
way to the new gold fields. They are the
steamship Alice Blanchard, which left
San Pedro on Tuesday with a crowd of
Southern California prospectors, and
schooners La Ninfa and the W.S.Phelps.
The steamer Navarro, which towed the
stern-wheeler Thomas Dwyer to St,
Michaels a few weeks ago, is on the list
to sail for the Copper river on Decem
ber 14th, and other vessels are being
prepared for the northern trip.
The Postofflce Department calls at
tention to the recently completed postal
arrangements for the Yukon and Klon
dike regions. Exchange postoffices have
been established at Dyea and at Dawson
City. The service will consist of one
round trip a month, twelve trips a year.
The first trip from Dyea commenced on
the arrival there of the mail from Seat
tle September 11th. The mails made up
at Dyea contain letters and postal cards
only addressed for delivery at any place
in the Yukon district of Canada. The
mails made up at Dawson will contain
the same class of mail, only addressed
for delivery to any part of the United
States. This service includes a regis
tered letter service.
Newspaper mall will be sent Into the
Yukon region only by way of St. Mich
CHICAGO. Oct. 21.—An Evanstonian
has invented a machine by which he
proposes to reach the gold sands at the
bottom of the Yukon river. His Inven
tion is based upon the theory that the'
bottom of a stream is often covered with
gold. J. G. Falcon Is the inventor. He is
an old diver and during the gold fever
of '49 he went to fie California diggings.
A long pipe is extended down into the
water and by means of a rotary pump
the sand Is drawn to the surface. As
the dirt Is drawn up It is poured over
an Immense rocker built and improved
from the crude affair of '49. This is sup
posed to separate the gold from the dirt.
DETROIT, Oct. 21.—A copy of ths
Venezuelan Herald has been received
here. It Is published In Caracas in Eng
lish and Spanish. Among other things it
says: "We are able to state on unde
niable authority that the true Inward
ness of the object of the visit of Gov
ernor Pingree of Michigan was no less a
purpose than the Investigation of the
new gold fields of the Guarico region
and' the possibility of obtaining control
of one or two asphalt mines of the
"After the Governor's departure his
secretary, Col. Sutton, began negotia
tions for obtaining control of the mine of
Ped*rnales, and will examine the prop
fw*ty In a few days. Annlnf r rrsprpcortta
tive of the Governor will visit the State
of Zulia to inspect an asphalt mine, and
still another has left for Colombia for
the same purpose."
Bowen of Los Angeles today flledi a com
plaint in the police court against Cap
tain T. N. Handy, manager of the Cop
per River and Yukon Transportation
company, who Is charged with obtain
ing money by false pretenses.
Wednesday afternoon Captain Handy
sailed for a point sixty miles up Copper
river on the schooner W. S. Phelps.
With him were twenty-eight miners
from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The schooner was manned by Captain
Ross, a mate and two able seamen.
Bowen and fourteen other miners who
had paid $200 each for their fare aban
doned the trip some days previously.
Their reason for doing so was that they
did not believe the vessel to be sea
worthy. The schooner sailed October
13th, but began leaking and was forced
to return for repairs. Captain Handy
was then petitioned by fifteen of the
passengers to return their money, bui
he refused. Handy's partner, G. M. Per
rlne, having also refused a similar re
quest, Bowen has brought a criminal
. . a
Hawaii's Deposed Queen Hopes to De
feat Annexation Schemes and
to Enthrone Her Niece
| •
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 21 —
Princess Kalulani, niece of ex-Queen
Lilluokalani of Hawaii, arrived In
Washington tonight. Tomorrow she
will have an Interview with her aunt,
Llluokalani, who has privately an
nounced her intention of abdicating all
claim she has to the Hawaiian throne ln
favor of her niece, Kalulani.
Kalulani will remain in Washington
several days before proceeding to Ha
waii. In the meantime Llluokalani will
stay In Washington and continue her
efforts to defeat annexation. With the
aid of the sugar trust she hopes to ac
complish that purpose. If annexation
is defeated she will make demand on
this government to dispossess Dole and
aid in the enthronement of Kaiulanl.
Organize a Lyceum Association and
Elect Officers
. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—Two-thirds
of the audience at the closing sessions
of the National Spiritualists' associa
tion were women.
The National Spiritualists' Lyceum
association was organized by the con
vention with the following officers:
James B. Hatch, Jr., Massachusetts,
national conductor; Charles W. Slagle,
Maryland, assistant conductor; Mrs.
Mary J. Stevens, District of Columbia,
guardian; Mrs. Nettie E. Hull, Massa
chusetts, secretary; W. H. Bach, New
York, treasurer.
The election of national officers of the
general society for the ensuing year re
sulted as follows: President, Harrison
D. Barrett, Boston; vice president, Mrs
Cora Richmond, Washington, D. C;
treasurer, George S. Clendaniel, Wash
ington, D. C; trustees, C. H. Stookwell,
Tennessee; L. V. Moulton, Michigan;
A. F. Brown, Texas; H. W. Richardson,
New York; J. A. Fuller, Massachusetts.
The Anniversary of Trafalgar Cele
brated by Britons
LONDON, Oct. 21.—The anniversary
of the battle of Trafalgar, fought Oct.
21, 1805, was celebrated today more gen
erally than usual. The Neson monument
on Trafalgar square, this city, was dec
orated with garlands and. the foot of the
column was hidden beneath wreaths, in -
eluding one from Canada, inscribed:
"England expects every man to do his
Nelson's flagship, the Victory, at
Portsmouth, was decked with laurels
and. evergreens and the s>pot on the
quarter-deck where the British admiral
fell mortally wounded was covered, bj
an immense wreath.
Trafalgar day was celebrated at all
the naval ports of Great Britain and
throughout the British empire. '
Gold imports
steamer Alameda, which arrived today
from Sydney, via Honolulu, brought
$2,250,000 in English sovereigns from
Australia as a part of the balance of
trade, which is the second large ship
ment of gold received here within the
past thirty days. The money was de
posited at the mint.
Refugees May Return
ATHENS, Oct. 21.—The Turkish gov
ernment has granted permission to
Thessaltan refugees who fled from
Thessaly after the invasion of the con
quering Turkish troops under Edhem
Pasha to return to their homes through
Phourka pass, Monseenki pass and. two
other passes near Trikhala.
SALEM, Ore., Oct. 21.—Governor Lord
today appointed ex-Congressman M. C.
George of Portland Judge of Department
No. 4 of the Fourth Judical district, to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Judge T. A. Stephens.
FRESNO, Oct. 21.—John Barrero.
a Mexican sheep herder, was found dead
on the streets at an early this morning.
He had been struck from behindi and
killed. There is no clue to the murderer.
SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 21.—Two batteries
of artillery, U. S. A., which were ln
camp here, left today for Watsonvlile,
and from there will return to San Fran
Stephens' Successor
Struck From Behind
Troops Moving
Orders From Spain Don't
Budge Him
Pending the Change the Insurgents
Are Diligently Preparing for
the Winter Campaign
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says: In spite
of all his protests to the contrary Gen.
Weyler, when it comes to the actual test
of resigning his command, exhibits de
cided reluctance. He has refused to
give over authority as Captain-General
to his duly appointed successor, Jimlnez
Castellarsos, although peremptorily or
dered to do so by Spain's minister of
The situation is critical. Senor Sa
gas.ta cannot, it is believed, permit his
ministry to be openly defied, by Gen
Weyler, and yet he may have to resort
to extreme measures to remove the
Captain-General. Over and over again,
Captain-General Weyler has affirmed he
would do nothing to embarrass his coun
try, but actions speak louder than words.
Castellanos arrived in the capital late
Monday night. He had been appointed by
Spain's Minister of War to replace Gen.
Weyler until Gen. Blanco arrived in Cu
ba. Castellanos was in the field when the
appointment came, but he at once
started for the palace. Ira some unac
countable manner a man-of-war sent to
fetch htm was retarded.
Castellanos proceeded to the palace on
Tuesday morning expecting to be sworn
in as Captain-General. But It was very
soon apparent Gen. Weyler did not in
tend that anything of the sort should
happen. He made excusesaind hesitated
until Castellanos was provoked to cable
the situation to Madrid. A reply came
quickly. It was a peremptory order that
Gen. Weyler should vacate and the
newly-appointed man should assume
command at once.
But even then Gen. Weyler did not
obey. He told Castellanos that before he
would hand over the office he must have
a written statement from his successor
to the effect that four western provinces
were pacified.
Now Castellanos had been in the field
and knew the truth and refused to sign
any such document.
This'happened Tuesday evening. Gen.
Weyler is still Captain-General and In
effect defies anyone to divest him of his
authority. Gen. Weyler's Intimate
friends assert that he will not relin
quish his command until a few hours
before the time he ha 9 fixed to sail for
Spain. The date of hi 9 departure Is now
fixed for October 30th, but it was before
fixed for the 20th. There is time for
much to happen before Gen. Blanco can
arrive. Gen. Weyler entertained the
colonels of the volunteer force at a ban
quet in the palace on Monday night. It
was a splendid affair and the wines were
of the best. During the course of the
evening. Gen. Weyler made a speech full
of Insinuations. Gen. Weyler attempted
to Justify himself beforehand for any
thing he might do to prevent Spain"?
Premier from carrying out what he felt
was a policy that would bring disaster
to the beloved country. There is little
doubt that the volunteer forces in' Cuba
are with Gen. Weyler. He has looked
after them well; he has uniformediand
armed them well, and they enjoy many
privileges. They have a good deal to
lose and nothing to gain if the Cubans
are given a liberal voice in the govern
The volunteer force is composed chief
ly of petty office-holders, clerks, labor
ers, waiters, porters, etc. It numbers
in Havana alone more than 30,000 men,
3 well-drilled and strong looking body
of men. With them Gen. Weyler is a
WASHINGTON. Oct. 21—Senor De
Lome, the Spanish minister, tonight re
ceived the following telegram from Gen
Weyler: "Please deny the report that
has been published that I have re
fused to surrender my command and
that Gen. Castellanos refuses to con
sider as pacified the four western prov
inces. In accordance with her majesty's
command, I will sail on the last day of
this month."
Senor Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish
minister, was among Secretary Sher
man's callers today, this being diplo
matic day, and spent an hour in earn
est consultation with the secretary and
with Assistant Secretary Day, who
was sent for by the secretary.
But in the meantime the rebels are
ready and eager for the winter cam
paign. The movement westward is slow
but sure. Indeed, it is significant thai
Gen. Gomez is not following his usual
tactics. Heretofore his westward
marches have been bold, swift marches
with the advancing force split up into
small bodies, but this time it is differ
ent. There Is something solid about the
very slowness of the movement. It be
tokens heavy baggage trains; it means
artillery; it means the laying of a per
manent base of supplies; It means that
the rebels are coming to stay. The van
guard of the invading army has been re
ported near Santa Clara City.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21.—A special from
Washington says: Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, !
Consul-General In Cuba, has announced
to his friends that he expects to return
to Cuba about December sth, and re
main until the conclusion of the war. He
will be accompanied by Walter S. Bar
ker, United States Consul at Sagua la
Grande, who arrived ln this country
shortly after Gen. Lee and on the same
Testimony in the Schofield murder
case decidedly favorable to the de
Serious anxiety aroused in England
by reports of the progress in the war
in India.
The position of Mgr. Schroeder in
tbe Catholic university to be left to
the decision of Pope Leo.
New York-Galveston steamships re
sume hostilities and rates are conse
quently demoralized.
Cherokee Indians arming secretly
to resist interference with their tribal
form of government.
Princess Kaiulani arrives at Wash
ington to consult Hawaii's ex-queen
concerning the throne of the Sandwich
The Canadian government con
cludes to collect duty on every pound
of supplies taken into the Klondike
The Luetgert jury fails to reach
an agreement and is discharged; the
defendant's church friends expected to
contribute funds for a new trial.
President McKlnley invites Russell
Sage to form a syndicate to bid in the
Northern Pacific railroad, paying in
full the claims of the government.
Anti-Platt Republicans crowd Car
negie hall to advocate the candidacy
of Seth Low, but devote a generous
share of applause to Henry George.
Boston holds a celebration for the
centennial anniversary of the launch
ing of the American warship Consti
tution, commonly called "Old Iron
Captain General Weyler makes ear
nest profession of loyalty but fails to
obey orders to turn over the command
to his successor; the Cuban insurgents
preparing for the winter campaign.
mission—to furnish the President with
definite information as to the situation
ln Cuba.
Mr. McKlnley has decided) to make no
changes of consular officers on the isl
and until the rebellion In one way or
another Is brought to an end. The In
terests of this country and its citizens,
the President believes, will be better
subserved by officers who have had ex
perience on the Island.
MADRID, Oct. 21.—The queen regent
presided over the cabinet council today.
Senor Sagasta, the premier, and Armiral
Bermejo, minister of marine, both of
whom were indlsposedi, were absent.
Senor Gullon, minister of foreign affairs,
explained at length the present status
of Spain's diplomatic relations with the
United States and declared the cabinet
was entirely in accord with the policy to
be pursued.
General Correa, minister of war, said
he was satisfied with the manner in
which the reinforcements were concen
trating for Cuba. He declared that
there were very few desertions.
The Situation Considered to Be Some
what Improved
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21.—The fever
situation improved to some extent here
today. Where yesterday there had been
some thirty cases by 1 o'clock, at 7
o'clock there were only thirty, and at S
o'clock tonight the number was forty
three. Yesterday's afternoon record
was six deaths. Today at nightfall there
had been but two fatalities reported to
the board of health. Among the deaths
is that of Sister Sylvester of at. Joseph's
orphan asylum. She was rroorted to the
board of health yesterday a*4 the best
of attendance given her, but she seemed
to have contracted a very bad case of
yellow fever, complicated with other
diseases, and there was little chance of
saving her life after her case had beer,
brought to the attention of the board.
The weather this morning was cool and
reports from below New Orleans are to
the effect that there was a light fros;
last night.
Today's deaths were:
Sister Slyvester.
Patrick Doyle.
Is Rapidly Coming' to Be a Howling
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 21.—Judge
Hanford of the fecieral court today made
a decision In a Chinese case in which he
holds that the wives and children, of
Chinese merchants doing business la
the United States do not have to have
certificates from the Chinese govern
ment to entitle them to enter this coun
try. Government officials say that if
the opinion is upheld by the higher
courts it means that the important sec
tion of the Chinese exclusion act, which
provld.es that sons and daughters of
Chinese merchants doing business in
this country must secure certificates
from their home government, is no
longer the law.
Kieve Will Escape
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21.—Louis
Kieve, who shot his daughter on October
3rd at 138 Fourth street, will escape pros
ecution, as his victim refuses to swear
to a complaint. Bessie Kleve's Injuries
are mending slowly, but she still suffers
a good deal from the effects of the shock.
A Rancher Hurt
CHICO, Oct. 21.—This morning Frank
Waylond, who lives near Paradise, in
the mountains above Chico, was thrown
from his wagon while going down a
steep grade, and had his collar bone
broken, besides being seriously injured
No Damage by Rain
WOODLAND, Oct. 21.—N0 serious
damake to raisins will result from the
rain toda<y. All the first crop of raisins
and nearly all of the second crop has
been handled. The rain has not Injured
the wine grapes
Twelve Pages
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Celebrated With Pomp and
A Boston Demonstration in Honor of
the Launching of the American
Warship Constitution
Associated Press Special Wire.
BOSTON, Oct. 21—Untoward weather
conditions Interfered with the out-of
door exercises today, marking the cen
tennial of the launching of the United!
States frigate Constitution. Rain fell
throughout the forenoon, giving a be
draggled appearance to the decorations)
in honor of the occasion. Long before
the hour assigned for the exercises to
begin, the historic Old South church waa
filled to its utmost capacity.
Governor Woicott acted as presiding
officer and delivered the opening ad
dress, referring in eulogistic terms to
the vessel In honor of which the anni
versary was held and the patriotism
which marked her history.
Governor Woicott Introduced Theo
dore Roosevelt, assistant secretary of
the navy, who spoke in part as follows:
"The moment of the Constitution's
launching waa the beginning of our
navy, es we know It today. It was fif
teen years after the launching of tha
Constitution and her sister ships before
the proud flag which menaced was
humbled, and during that fifteen year*
there were matny people who objected
to the maintaining of a navy.
"It was because we had the Constitu
tion, and her sister ships that we came
out of the war with credit, and it is due
to a policy contrary to that which
prompted the introduction ot such ves
sels that in recent years brought us to
danger of the gravest natlonai dis
honor." ,
At this poirat Major William H. ( jr
land of Boston, who was a paw*-, i boy
on. board the Constitution ln h* 1 famous
battle with the Guerrlere, wa r . presented
to the audience and Gover :or Woicott
himself led ln three cheers for the vet
Mayor Qulncy of Boston then deliv
ered a short address. Prof. J. >W.
Churchill of Andover read Oliver Wen
dell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides."
Then. Major Garland addressed the au
dience briefly. The historic address of
the day was then delivered by Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge.
Senator Lodge, after dwelling at some
length on the history and victories of the
glorious old ship, spoke particularly of
the way in which our small but well
equipped n.avy of that day more than re
trieved on the water the reverses which
a tardy administration and a halting for
eign policy had invited on land. He
"England and Europe received valua
ble Instructions from the war of which
this battered old ship is the sign and
symbol, but we Americans were taught
a great deal more. We learned that
weak d'efenselessness means war and
strong armies and readiness meant
peace, honor and quiet. It is well to
note that the lesson of wise preparation
taught by the war of 1812, and always
worth remembering, is even more Impor
tant now than then, for today wars are
fought in a few months, while it takes
years to build modern ships and cast
rilled guns. Weakness and defenseless
nes« mean war. Readiness, preparation
and courage mean honor and peace.
Where we were unprepared ln 1812 we
suffered; where we were prepared we
prospered and vindicated our national
In the naval parade marines and sail
ors from the vessels from the North At
lantic squadron in port, comprising tha
Massachusetts, New York, Texas, In
diana and Brooklyn, were in line, accom
panied by the Massachusetts' naval vet
erans, Kearsarge Naval Veterans' asso
ciation and the survivors of the Eighth
Massachusetts volunteers.
Distinguished Visitors
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21.—Among
the passengers who disembarked from
the steamer Alameda, upon her arrival
from Sydney via Honolulu today, were
Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson and her
daughter, Mrs. Isabella Strong, from
Apia, Samoa. Although Mrs. Steven
son has been away from the United
States for over a year, she Is hereon*
visit only and intends to return to
Samoa. She expressed' regret that she
arrived too late to participate In the
ceremony of unveiling of the monument
erected In Portsmouth square In this city
In memory of her husband, which took
place about a week ago.
Y. W. C. A. Conference
MONTREAL, Oct. 21.—The biennial
conference of the T. W. C. A. waa
brought to a close with the election of
the following officers: President, Mrs.
W. A. Dorman, re-elected; vice presi
dent, Mrs. W. F. Page. Worcester, Mass.;
second vice president, Mrs. C. S. Van
Wagner. Cleveland, O.; recording secre
tary, Miss Stewart. Baltimore; treas
urer, Mrs. Levi T. Schofield', Cleveland,
jit wss resolved to meet in Memphis;
Term., in 1899.
Schlegal Sentenced
STOCKTON, Oct. 21.,. George Schlegal,
one of the two men charged with having
attempted to wreck a train at Moreno,
entered his plea of guilty today and waa
sentenced to Imprisonment ln San
Quentln for life. It is understood
that the officers promised to interest
themselves in securing a commutation
for Schlegal ln recognition of bis plead
ing guilty. -"

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