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TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 31.
ffiurbank Tjheater
Tonieht last performance
or Wm. Gillette's cele
brated war drama
Jre/d-THE Snemy
Week beginning Monday,
November r. Matinee
Saturday. The popular
7jheater Co.
In Wm. Gillette's delight
ful comedy
Jill the Comforts
of Jrfome,.
Tjhe funniest !Ptay
Written
Clergymen praise it. The Press
endorses it. Physicians recommend
it. The Public adore it.
Prices — Gallery, 15c; Balcony,
first three rows, 35c; balance of
Balcony, 25c; Dress Circle, first
three rows, 35c; balance of Dress
Circle, 25c; Orchestra, 50c. Order
teats by Telephone Main 1270.
Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater.
cyn 1 * t Any s;at 2 5 c
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PRICES NEVER CHANGING, Evening—Reserved Scats, 50c and 25c; Gallery. 10c.
Ke<ulnr Matinee Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday ...Telephone Main 1417.
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f*k~~)~~ Presents the Brilliant Romance
l/nartos trronman in Four Acts
under
the fted !Ro6e
Adapted by Edward Rose from the novel by Stanley Weyman, as performed for over
300 nights at the Empire Theater, New York.
ZjAo Cast Snotudos
William Norris Giles Shine Milton Lipman George Taylo
Heiry James Edwin Thanhouser William Famum
Law • cc Eddtnger Frank McGlynn Ogden S. Wright James Wallac
Frank Walsh Charles Hartley Andrew Leieh
Herbert Denton Mar/ Hampton Marie Anderson Mari; Moor
Lorle Eddinger Olive Crompton
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THE HERALD
WORK ON
SAN PEDRO
HARBOR
Will Not Begin in the Near
Future
ALGER NOTHING IF NOT WILY
AND HE DOESN'T PROPOSE TO BE
HURRIED
Friends of the Harbor Will Try to
Hasten Matters With a Resolu
tion of Inquiry
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 30—There
is not even a remote probability that
work on the San Pedro harbor will be
gin before congress meets, but It some
forward step Is not taken before then, a
resolution of inquiry will be introduced
in congress and directed to Secretary
Alger to know why he has not complied
with the provisions of the law relating
to the Southern California harbor. But
a little thing like a resolution of con
gress has no terrors for the versatile
Alger. He has been in public life too
long to have any fears of a resolution of
inquiry. It is only necessary to have a
few able friends on the floor of congress
to delay and maybe ultimately defeat
the most stringent resolution of in
quiry, and Mr. Alger well knows this.
Alger is a wily creature, and as resource
ful as they make 'em these days. He's
nothing if not a trickster, and if matters
ever came to a show down, he could
doubtless give Magician Keller cards
and spades and beat him in the art of
deception.
Secretary Alger's latest dodge was
fully explained In my dispatch to Th 3
Herald several days ago. He resorted
to a new scheme for delaying the harbor
work only when all other subterfuges
fell to the ground. The position he has
taken in this matter is so palpably er
roneous, .*md the defenses he has brought
forth from time to time are so utterly
transparent and weak that he is com
pelled to change his tactics constantly
In order to allay adverse criticism. The
excuse now offered by the secretary will
certainly be cast to windward when he
reads the remarks of Senator White in
deTense of the river and harbor law.
Meanwhile it will be Interesting to keep
one eye on the vacillating Alger and see
what his next move will be.
THE NEXT SESSION
Congress will reassemble in about four
weeks from now and the wheels of legis
lation will again be in motion. This is
likely to be a busy winter in Washing
ton, as there are many matters of vital
importance to the country scheduled for
consideration. The first important meas
ure on the tapis is the treaty of annexa
tion of Hawaii. This will be disposed of
in short order if the plans of the annex
ationists are carried through. Liliuo
kalani and her friends of the sugar trust
will attempt to thwart annexation, but
there is no certainty that their efforts
will be successful.
BANKRUPTCY BILL
The bankruptcy bill is another import
ant matter on the calendar. This bill
was passed by the house last session,
but was hung up in the senate. The
probability is that it will be passed with
out serious opposition.
CUBAN QUESTION
The Cuban question will be brought
to the forefront so soon as the speaker's
gavel announces the opening of the
Fifty-fifth congress. Several resolu
tions pertaining to Cuba are now pend
ing in both branches of congress, and
they will be brought from their resting
places before the passing of many weeks.
Senator Morgan, who is recognized as
Cuba's most earnest supporter on the
floor of the senate, has heralded his in
tention of whooping it up for Cuba as
long as Spain continues her barbarous
warfare. It certainly is probable that
| a resolution granting belligerent rights
to the Cubans will be passed by congress
before the Christinas holidays. Several
belligerency resolutions have passed the
senate at different times, but they never
j got beyond the committee on foreign
affairs of the house. Chairman Hitt of
this committee is a most conservative
individual, and he will not allow any
thing antagonistic to a foreign power
to come before his committee. How- i
ever, the committee members may dis
regard the will of their chairman and
ride roughshod over him if he continues
to hold up these Cuban resolutions. A
i poll of the house taken shortly before
ICS ANGELES, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1397
the adjournment of the special session,
showed a majority in favor of belliger
ency, and there is no reason to believe
that sentiment has materially changed
since July last, when congress ad
journed.
ARBITRATION
There is no likelihood of a treaty of
arbitration with Great Britain being
passed this session, although an effort
In this direction will be made. The senti
ment against abitration Is so strong that
even the most favorable arbitration
treaty would be rejected summarily.
Will Fight the Laws Restraining
Their Operations
CHICAGO, Oct. 30.—Backed by Mayor
Harrlson.Corporation Counsel Thornton
will begin a fight on department stores
next Monday. Proceedings will be in
stituted in some justice's court to compel
the department stores to observe the
provisions of the Walker ordinances.
These ordinances provide that in no
store where dry goads are sold shall
meat or liquor be dispensed. In other
words, they will keep out the provis
ions department of the big stores. In
terwoven with the action to be begun
under the ordinances is the Duddleston
ordinance, which provides that all sell
ers of meat in the city shall take out a
license.
An elaborate decision has been reach
ed in the Corporation Counsel's office
that department stores cannot take out
a license under the Duddleston ordi
nance. This has precipitated the fight,
as was expected. Application was made
by the department stores for meat li
censes. The decision of the corpora
tion Counsel is that the Walker ordi
nance forbids them to sell meats and li
quors, therefore the licenses cannot be
isued.
The attorney representing the depart
ment stores in the fight says that if the
decision goes against them in the jus
tice's courts an appeal will be taken to
the Circuit Court, and If the action is un
favorable there final appeal will be made
to the State Supreme Court.
Made of Pure Silver and Much Too
Heavy
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Oct. 30.—Counter
feit silver dollars of greater weight and
fineness than those turned out from
Uncle Sam's mint are the latest in the
colnmaker's art. For the last week St.
Louis bank tellers have been accepting
the counterfeits in question without
hesitation. It was only when they
reached the St. Louis sub-treasury that
their spurious character was deter
mined. United States Treasurer Small
sent one to the director of the mint for
assay.
According to Col. Small the coin
weighs 18V6 grains more than the gen
uine, which weighs 413 ft grains. Its
fineness is 94 per cent, while that of the
genuine is but 90 per cent.
SACItAMKNTO, Oct. 30.—The Bee
this evening publishes a sensational
story of the abuses which are said to
exist at the Preston School of Industry
at lone. The citizens of that place are In a
state of feverish excitement and openly
demand the immediate removal of Dr.
O'Brien, the superintendent. General
charges of Incompetency are made, and
it is also stated that boys in the school
are brutally flogged with a paddle made
of sole leather. O'Brien denies the
charges and refuses to be drawn into a
newspaper controversy.
WASHINGTON, Oct. P.O.—At the close
fjf business today, the last business day of
the month, the sold reserve in the treas
ury amounted to $153,551,811, which is,
by a few thousand dollars, the highest
point recorded since November, 1890.
The deficit for the month was $9,322,653,
or $1,019,725 greater than the deficit for
the same month last year.
DEPARTMENT STORES
BOGUS DOLLARS
Abuses at Ione
The Gold Reserve
HUNTINGTON' THE HYPNOTIZER
WHITE RIBBON WOMEN
MUST SEE THE TEMPLE DEBT
PAID OFF
Miss Willard Does Not Propose to
Have the Great Chicago Enter
prise Abandoned
BUFFALO, Oct. 30.—At the W. C. T.
U. convention today reports of Mrs.
Helen G. Rice and Mrs. Frances W.
Leiter of the Loyal Temperance Legion
and Physical Culture departments, re
spectively, were read.
Asked by the Associated Press repre
sentative for a more explicit definition
of her position on the Chicago temple
matter and the Lady Somerset contro
versy than appeared from her remarks
following the delivery of her annual ad
dress, Miss Frances K. Willard said:
"I do not propose to see the temple en
terprise abandoned. I believe my re
gained health should be used in efforts
to raise the money to pay interest on
the bonds that has always been kept up
until this year, and to secure funds
whereby the $300,000 worth of temple
trust bonds can be retained. While It
is true they had no legal responsibility
whatever, the bonds having been put
forth by Mrs. Carse, tin? White Ribbon
women have a moral responsibility and
I propose to do my utmost to see those
bonds paid in full. One hundred thous
and dollars has already been secured of
the $300,000 necessary and I believe the
good people of tills country will respond
to my call. I don't propose to lay this
burden upon the local unions, but to
make an appeal to the Christian and
philanthropic public."
Miss Willard added that she did not
propose that W. C. T. U. should abso
lutely own the temple, but that the
$300,000 be held by that body so that it
should hold a controlling interest In the
enterprise.
In reply to a question as to the elec
tion of Lady Henry Somerset during the
world's convention, Miss Willard stated
that Lady Henry Somerset's selection
was made by the executive committee
of the World's W. C. T. U„ which elected
all the other officers and which was the
executive branch of the society. Noth
ing unusual was done, the society being
constituted on the same basis as the
National Women's council to represent
different countries equally and not allow
the country in which the convention
happens to be held to hold the balance
of power.
A MINE ON FIRE
At Least Eight Men Known to Be
Dead
SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 30.—The most
fatal mine disaster in the Lackawanna,
or Wyoming, coal fields since the Twin
Shaft horror at Pittsburg over a year
ago, was developed in the lire which
gutted the river slope of the Delaware
and Hudson company's Yon Storcli mine
in this city today. At least seven men
are known to have been suffocated by
smoke, and possibly one other, a Poland
er, is numbered among the dead.
The slope extends down through three
veins. The missing men were at work
in the deck and surface veins, the former
100 and the latter sixty feet from the sur
face. They had but two avenues of
escape. The shorter route was by way
of the slope, which was a sea of flames
for nearly 1- hours, and is yet burning at
its foot, and the mother route was via
cross cuts to gangways which lead to an
air shaft nearly a mile from the spot
where the men were working. Fire kept
them out of the slope, and the smoke,
which backed out and into all the work-
IngSi prevented escape through the cross
cuts. Eighteen men, It is thought, were
in the mine when the fire was discovered
at 1:20 o'clock this morning. Only ten
of this number are known to have been
hoisted through the air shaft. Chief
Hlckey of the Scranton fire department,
and eight firemen, narrowly escaped
death in the slope today.
INDEX
TO THE TELEGRAPH NEWS
The campaign closed in most states
voting on off years; the great ques
tion involved is free coinage.
Miss Willard does not propose that
the great Temperance temple enter
prise at Chicago shall be abandoned.
The customs revenues of the repub
lic of Santo Domingo sold to an
English syndicate for a hundred
years.
There is not even a remote possi
bility that work on San Pedro harbor
will begin before the next session of
congress.
France and England show a dis
position to squabble over African af
fairs; Europen labor matters; political
and personal gossip.
President McKinley attends a ban
quet of Cincinnati business men and
expresses the hope that prosperity
will dawn pretty soon.
Stanford football players win
games from Berkeley and Reliance;
Harvard defeats Cornell; other games;
winners on turf and track.
Yon Holleben, Germany's new min
ister to the United States, talks of
what he hopes to accomplish; the sugar
duty will receive his particular atten
tion.
Anna Hollywell of Redlands, a
student at Berkeley, dies of morphine
poisoning. Her parents are much
mystified, but it is supposed to be the
tragic) ending of a love affair.
Tammany followers believe that
the death of Henry George makes cer
tain the election of Van Wyck; honors
paid the dead leader by political
friends and foes and by forsign jour
nalists.
Like Old Times
SPOKANE, Wn., Oct. 30.—As the re
sult of a sensational shooting affray
in front of the Coeur d'Alene theater
at 4 oclock this morning. Johnnie Hull,
an old-time gambler, was shot three
times, rpobably fatally. "Fisky" (H.
S.) Barnett, manager of the theater,
had a finger shot off and his face filled
with burnt powder, while his wife, bet
ter known by the stage name of Ida
Clayton, received a bullet through the
shoulder. The shooting is said to have
been the result of a deliberate attempt
on the part of Bull to assassinate Bar
nett, because the latter, in a row two
hours before, had hit Bull on the head
with a cane.
Six Indians Killed
DENVER, Col., Oct. 30.—John D. Low
ell, son of State Auditor Lowell, arirved
from Lily park, near the scene of the en
counter between the Indians and the
game wardens a few days ago. He says
the Indians are leaving the state, and
he does not anticipate any more trouble.
He says six Indians were killed in the
battle. He did not hear of it, however,
until two days after it occurred. He
says the people in the nighborhood think
the game wardens acted properly.
Caught Two Whales
PACIFIC GROVE, Oct. 30.—The Mon
terey Whaling company today captured
two large whales, one sixty-three feet
long, and the other forty-one feet. The
season's catch thus far is eight whales.
The two caught today will yield about
110 barrels of oil.
Angell Received
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 30.—8y In
vitation of the sultan the United States
minister to Turkey, James B. Angell,
attended the selamlik yesterday, and
was afterwards received in a cordial pri
vate audience by his majesty.
' 32 Pages
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE DEATH
OF GEORGE
Clears Away the Political
Complications
TAMMANY CHIEFS CONFIDENT
VAN WYCK'S ELECTION CON.
CEDED TO BE CERTAIN
Political Friends and Foes and Men
of Other Nations Honor the
Dead Leader
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—The complfc
cated conditions during the last week,
regarding the mayoralty campaign, have
been hysterical for the past three
days. The utmost confusion prevailed,
and the situation was only cleared by
the death of Henry George.
The Indications tonight are that Tam
many wins, hands down. Croker an
nounced late tonight, after consult*
tion with the ward chiefs, that Tammany
would win with sixty-two thousand plu
rality. The fact of the matter is, Tracy
and Low have both given up the fight.
The contest Is now between Tracy and
Low for second place.
'Associated Press Special Wire.
I NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—The practical
politicians are all agreed that the huge
Democracy of Thomas Jefferson, built
up by Henry George in three weeks, will
not be a principal factor in next Tues
day's election. It has been generally
estimated that he would have polled
more than 100,000 votes if he had sur
vived the campaign, but these votes are
probably not transferable.
The Tammany leaders have regained
their confidence that was shaken by
Henry George's extraordinary canvass
during the past week. They have called
in their anti-George literature, silenced
their anti-George speakers, are mourn
ing publicly for Mr. George as a good
man and a Democrat, and hope, with
good reason, to get the greater part of
his vote.
Low will probably get a smaller share
and a few thousand votes will probably
stick to young George, and as the Tracy
leaders said all along there are no Re
publicans in the George ranks, they
probably expect nothing.
BOURKE COCKRAN'S PLEA.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—Fully 1.100 peo
ple gathered in the Grand Central Pal
ace last night to hear W. Bourke Cock
ran speak in support of the Republican
candidates. Mr. Cockran was applauded
when he made his appearance on the
platform inside the large hall. The ova
tion he received was as noisy as any
ever given in Tammany Hall. Mr.
Cockran began: "The death of Mr.
George has introduced a new complica
tion into this campaign of many changes
and perplexities. A great figure has
fallen. A great shadow enwraps this
town. The fierce notes of contention are
softened by the tones of sorrow. One
of the most conspicuous opponents of
the candidate whom I support has been
laid low by the hand of death. While
we all condemn his theories, we all re
spected his virtues. (Applause.) We
opposed his platform, but we confess his
sincerity. (Applause.) We have assem
bled together to do battle against the
doctrines which he preached but before
we proceed with the business of the even
ing we pause an instant to pay tribute
to his memory. ((Applause.) Honest
men, patriotic citizens know how to re
spect the virtues and courage of an op
ponent."
JOSEPH CHOATE'S ESTIMATE.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—Joseph Choate.
speaking at a Seth Low meeting in the
American Theater, said: "A leader of
men has fallen among us. A great leader
of a mighty host of men has fallen by
death. No more heroic or tragic scene
was ever presented in this country. No
more useful or more unselfish life was
ever lived. All his days he was cham
pioning the welfare of his fellow men
and warring against oppression. His
last days, his last hours, yes, even his
last minutes were spent warring against
the most brutal oppression that ever
tried to invade the liberties and saerfflcs
the welfare of the people of the city ha
and we loved alike. Henry George was
a hero who fell as a martyr in a great
cause."
J. Henry George memorial meeting
w is held in the German club rooms at
Stapleton, S. 1., Erastus Wyman pre
siding. The speaker's table was draped
with an American flag bordered with
black. The supporters of Mr. George
secured a car on the Shore Line electrio
road and caused it to be run over tho
line all night. It was draped in black
and bore on either side a large picture
of the dead man.
A resolution of condolence was adopted
at the meeting and a number of addresses
made extolling tho virtues of the dead
candidate. Among the speakers was
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lease of Kansas.
ENGLISH COMMENT
LONDON, Oct. 30.—The Daily Chron
icle says: "The news of the death of
Henry George will come with deep sad
ness to millions throughout the civilized
world. He died in the harness, a victim
to a herculean effort to raise New York
from the slough of corruption and mis
rule. He could himself hardly have chos
en a better death. No better or sweeter
man has lived for many a long year.
Few will dispute that he was one of the
most remarkable figures among modern
reformers. We doubt whether his polit
ical group in America will survive. It
will probably be merged in the great
party of social discontent, whose forma
tion is, perhaps, the most startling fact
of our time."
The Daily Mail thinks the nomination

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