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■ The Herald prints elsewhere this
morning the full text of the report of the
■water supply committee to the city
council, together with the reply of City
Attorney Dunn and Lee & Scott, the
City's special counsel, to the request el'
.the water supply committee for advice
and suggestions.
The city's legal advisers say, among
(other things:
In our judgment, the council up to
this time has taken all the Bteps ad
visable from a legal standpoint in the
matter of the taking over by the city
of the waterworks and plant now in
the possession of the city water com
pany, under the terms of the existing
contract and lease between the com
pany's predecessor and the city.
This is an ample, unequivocal endorse
ment of the position taken by this pa
per, which has all along maintained t ha:
nothing had been legally left undone to
protect the rights of the city in the wa
ter controversy. The statement of the
city's counsel is not one that may be im
peached by anybody.
Here is another extract from theopin-
ion of the counsel:
We rerall but one instance In which
our advice has been disregarded, and
that was when the council required
from us. against our protest, a formal
opinion upon the validity of the water
contract and lease. Our opinion was
based upon our linn conviction that,
in a contest of this character, where the
vital interests of the city are at slake,
it is a suicidal policy to inform our op
ponents of the position and plans
adopted for the maintaining of the
city's rights by premature announce
ment or discussion of the same.
That Is exactly the ground taken by
The Herald, which urged tin- city coun
cil not to help the water company by
making the city's position and policy
known, by forcing its counsel to publicly
announce an opinion upon the matter
in question, against their judgment as
lawyers and in direct opposition to the
dictates of common sense and good I nisi -
ness judgment.
The statement of the city's legal ad
visers is a strong rebuke to the council
for heeding the demands of an ill-bal
anced and hot-headed minority.
The report of the water supply com
mittee ls a complete history of the steps
taken by the committee since its organ
ization, January -1, 1897.
January 11, the committee, which is
composed of Councilmen Nickell, Toll
nnd Blanchard, was instructed to con
fer with the city engineer and report to
the council as to the best procedure for
acquiring a water plant to he owned by
the city. Later In the same session Mr.
Grlder introduced amotion that the city
engineer make complete plans of an en
tirely new, adequate system and report
the cost of such a system. The commit
tee considered that the Grlder resolu
tion was fully covered by the Blanchard
resolution, and that in any event the
Blanchard resolution was entitled to
January 13 the city engineer reported
that plans and specifications could be
provided sufficient to give an approxi
mate cost of a new system of water
works for from $600 t" $1000. It was then
recommended to the council that the
city engineer he Instructed to prepare
an approximate estimate of the cost of
complete water works for the city, and
that the committee be empowered to
open negotiations with the water com
pany looking to ihe acquirement by the
city of the existing plant,
January 20 the report of the commit
tee was approved by the council and the
preliminary preparations were enten d
February 25 letters were mailed to the
Los Angeles City Water company, High
land Water company ami the West Sid<
Water company, asking those corpora
tions to co-operate with the city in the
acquirement by the latter of their plants.
March 4, the West Side company said
It would not sell.
March 9, the Los Angeles City Water
Company said it would sell.
March M, the Highland Water com
pany signified its willingness to consult
with the committee,
March ;io, a joint meeting of the water
supply committee and representatives
of the Los Angeles City Water com
pany was held. Mr. Mott said the wa
ter company was willing to sell Its plant
at a fair price, and that it courted the
fullest investigation and closest exam
ination of its properties. It was ar
ranged that the city engineer should
meet representatives of the water com
pany April 15, to begin the examination
of the plant.
April 5 the city engineer filed his re
port as to the estimated cost of an en
tirely new plant for the entire city.
April 19 the committee filed this re
port with the city council. The object of
the committee in desiring to avoid pub
licity of the cost of a new plant was for
the purely politic reason of depriving
the water company of the necessarily
large figure representing the cost of a
new plant as a basis of fixing the price
upon Its own plant.
The committee wished to secure au
thentic data on the various items of the
water compnny's plant from the com
mittee rather than to guess at the facts
I and figures; but this was assailed by an
: element of the council which urged that
1 the engineer be Instructed to go out on
the streets and by indiscriminate dig
, ging Dnd the very details that were be
ing furnished by the company without
remonstrance or hindrance.
May 10 the committee submitted com
plete information as to the property of
the water company, together with the
■ recommendation that the city engineer
be instructed to verify the data sup
plied by the water company, give the
cost of a new plant identical in all re
spects with the present plant, the pres
ent real worth of the old plntit and its
available value to the city as a part of
an ultimate complete plant.
July 24 the water company offered to
sell Its plant to the city for $3,000,000.
July 2<; the city engineer presented his
report showing the present estimated
value of the water company's plant to
be $1,203,250, including house connec
July 27 the committee was Instructed
by the council to offer the company
$1.190.655 for an option for the purchase
of their plant on or before July 1.1595.
July 2S the water company refused the |
July 30 the appointment of a consult- ;
ing board of engineers to pass upon the :
correctness and feasibility of the city I
engineer's plans for a new water system i
in so far as they pertain to portions em- i
braced in the hoadworks system, was
recommended by the committee: also t
the beginning of work on this system. 1
providing no legal objections existed I
thereto, and also the taking of immedi- i
ate steps looking to the settlement by ;
arbitration of the price the city should I
give for the water company's plant.
August 9 the city attorney and Messrs. i
Lee and Scott, of the city's special fcoun- i
sel, rendered to the council an opinion <
adverse to the first two recommenda- i
lions of the committee, but favorable to i
the last recommendation to arbitrate.
August ll the committee was Instruct
ed to notify the water company that it
was the desire of the city to submit to
arbitration the question of the value of
the improvements made to the plant.
August lft the water company said it
could not definitely reply until its legal
adviser returned to the city.
September 7. no further reply having
been received from the company, the
city attorney, in answer to the request of
the council, reported that if the contract
with the water company is valid, the
water company cannot be compelled to
arbitrate until the expiration of that
c ontract. At the same meeting of the
council Mr. Hutchison's motion pre
vailed, requesting the city attorney to
prepare au opinion as to the legality of
the water works contract of IS6S. The
council had ever been averse to assum
ing any position that would commit the
city upon the question of the validity of
the contract. The city attorney and {he
■ity's special counsel joined in a letter
to the council admonishing the council
against insisting upon a flat opinion as
to the validity of the contract. How
ever, a majority (if the council Insisted
upon the opinion being given, and an
opinion was tendered. It held that those
portions of the contract are valid which
relate to property rights in the improve
ments and increments made by the wa
ter company to the plant originally
turned over to it by the city and to the
obligations of both parties to submit th •
value of such improvements and incre
ments to arbitration, and obligation of
the city to pay the company the value
thereof so ascertained; and that th
rights of the city arising under these
provisions of the contract can be en-
Thus the question of enforcing arbi
tration at this time was effectually dis
posed of by the two opinions rendered at
different times by the city's legal ad
November a petition was filed, ask
ing the council to at once take sti ps to
cull a bond election to build an entirely
new water system.
December :i this petition was consid
ered nt a meeting of the water supply
committee, the mayor, attorneys of the
petitioners and of the city, and interest
ed citizens. After full discussion, the
committee agreed to report to the coun
cil that no sieps be taken at this time
looking toward the immediate construc
tion "f a system of water works; that
steps be taken at once to determine the
value of the improvements made by the
water company. Judge Wright, repre
senting the petitioners, at this meeting
Btated that the city was not at this lime
in a position to grant the request of the
December 8 the committee recom
mended that no action be taken at this
time to construct an entirely new sys
tem, and that the city attorney be In
structed to prepare a resolution looking
i" negotiations, attempting to agree
with the water company upon the value
of their improvements, In order that the
city might pay tin- price upon the expi
ration of the contract.
The committee was so instructed, and
on December 10 a letter was sent to the
t water company along those lines. De
' cember 26 the water company stated* Its
■ willingness to sell. If an agreement could
be reached as to terms. A second letter
I was received from the water company-
January 17, 189S, saying that its attor
, neys would be In the city about the mid
dle of February, and that the company
would like to have matters so advanced
by that time that they may have the as
sistance of attorneys In bringing them to
a conclusion.
The committee in closing its report
I declares that its attitude has been un
' equivocal and positive in favor of muni-
I cipal ownership, and that If more radi
cal action has been declined it has been
in obedience to legal barriers and with
the one object of avoiding complications
that would defer the actual acquirement
of the water plant by the city.
The report is a dignified and convinc
ing answer to the aspersions that have
been cast upon the majority of the coun
cil by a lot of designing agitators.
The men who have done all the real,
practical work toward the acquisition of
the plant, have held their peace: while
the men who have done nothing got out
on the street corners and shouted. The
heated denunciations indulged in by the
mayor and two of the cottncilmen have
actually been hurled against the city
officials who have borne all of the actual
burden, and who have pressed the mat
ter of a settlement with the water com
pany as fast as the city's legal advisers
deemed expedient.
The men who shouted "Ho-o, heave!"
the loudest have done very little of the
The Huntington conspiracy at Wash
ington against the authorized improve
ments of San Pedro harbor has not yet
been fully revealed. A special dispatch
to The Herald, published this morning,
discloses another suspicious feature
which the Huntingtonlan tools contrived
to inject into the specifications for the
work. A crafty provision was inserted
that "if no appropriation is made for this
work for the fiscal year ending June
30th, 1599, any contracts entered into
shall be null and void." It is sufficiently
significant that in specifications for
other work of similar nature no such
clause is to be found.
The much-abused Mr. Barlow, who rep
resents this district in congress, has
been shrewd enough to espy this nigger
in tlie woodpile. From Chairman Can
non of the house committee on appropri
ations, who is already under grave sus
picion of prostituting his duties to the
dictates of Uncle Collis. Mr. Barlow
could gain no consolation. Cannon sup
erciliously depended on "the exigencies
of the case," but unhappily we can real
ize what "exigencies," as far as Mr.
Cannon is concerned, amount to,
Mr. Barlow, nothing daunted by the
frigid reception of Cannon, concluded
to beard Czar Reed in his den. The
Southern California representative had
armed himself with a resolution calling
on the secretary of war for his reasons
for inserting the obnoxious clause In
the specifications. Again it is signifi
cant that it is customary to allow such
resolutions of inquiry to go through
without any question. Mr. Reed, how
ever, knows his duty to his friends and
absolutely refused to recognize Mr.
The situation. It must be admitted,
looks critical. It is understood that
Chairman Cannon will be ready to re
pert the appropriations bill In about ten
days. If no provision is made therein
for San Pedro harbor it means that
there can bo no work on the break
water till 1910.
Mr. Barlow, apparently, is not dis
couraged by the coidness of Chairman
Cannon or the callousness of Speaker
Heed, and intends to press his point to
recognition. It may also be depended
upon that Senator White's eyes are fully
.■pen to the danger and that he will leave
no stone unturned to defeat the con
Hot haste marks the movement of the
administration leaders. Deliberate com
mittee consideration of the Teller reso
lution has been waived; it has been
I promptly reported and its adverse rec
ommendation adopted, under the spurol
| the party whip. Currency legislation
lis not to be further urged in good faith.
'The appropriation bills are to be agreed
tin without unnecessary discord ot
| wrangling—all to the end that an early
adjournment may he effected and dan
ger of a still further loss of ground by
ihe party averted. This is the program,
as may be inferred from the latest reli
|<iide information from the capital, How
completely it will be carried out, in gen
eral and in particular, remains to be
in contradlotlon of the trended asser
tions of the party organs all over the
country, that the adoption of the Teller
i resolution is without significance, we
(witness this hurrying and scurrying of
I the administration leaders, bent upon
reaching cover before the deluge.
The more sagacious of the Republican
members recognize and frankly admit
the effect which the passage nf that res
olution will have upon the country, un
less promptly met with repudiation upon
the part of the house, and this achieve
ment is regarded as so uncertain, ow
ing to the division of sentiment among
Republican members, that tlie gag Is to
ibe applied with even more vigor thao
j has ever before been attempted. This
I accomplished, there will be no longer
any reason for holding congress in ses
sion. The danger of further and dam
aging explosions among Cuban sympa
thisers in the house and the certainty of
I the defeat in the senate of any currency
hills that may be sent up to it. warn the
president and his supporters against a
.prolongation of the session.
1 The Democratic minority will doubtless
I offer no serious obstruction to the main
purpose ll of the opposition. A great bat
tle is to be fought, and they will wel
come the advantage which early ad
journment will give to them ln preparing
for it. They cannot fail to recognise In
this a surrender at discretion upon the
part of the enemy. The sooner the net
results of the session are ascertained
the better it will be for all concerned,
save only the Republican party. It is In
chancery ln any event, doomed to suffer
whichever horn of the dilemma It chooses
to accept.
, The death of a man like T. D. Stlntson
is a great loss to the community. Still.
; we do not measure a man's value to his
community by trite expressions of re
gard and regret; we look rather to what
he has done, to what he would do.
T. D. Stlmson was a man who proved
his faith by his works. He was wealthy,
and he made his wealth useful, made
It a strong factor in the material growth
of the city. The seven years of his resi
dence in Los Angeles were years of
panic, depression and slow recovery. It
| was a period when capital was timid,
and. because capital was timid. labor
'.suffered. Hut Mr. Stlmson made his
wealth useful to others as well as to him
self by investing it in business enter
prises that circulated large sums of money
j and gave employment to many men.
For this his memory will be held in
grateful remembrance.
Nor was Mr. Stimson lacking In the
spirit of pure benevolence, and the fact
that he was particularly Interested in
the work of the Salvation army showed
that he believed In practical Christian
ity, and that his heart was with the poor
and lowly.
It ls also said of him that he was a
liberal and cheerful subscriber and pro
moter in worthy public movements;
that he was simple in his tastes and his
manners, and was easily approached.
He had many friends—friends who were
not made by his wealth. And so, at the
end of a useful career, spun out to the
alloted three score years and ten, the
death of Thomas Douglass Stimson is
generally and sincerely mourned in this
The starting of a party of Kansans
for Palestine, noted in our dispatches
this morning, is not without a shade of
pathos. They go to the relief of a num
ber of American Dunkards, now
stranded in the Holy Land, where they
went in 1895, under the inspiration of
what they deemed a revelation from
God. Money and food giving out, and
no manna from heaven descending, they
have been subjected to all manner of
hardship and privation, and now de
sire to return to Kansas.
Senator Morgan Is this morning quoted
as saying that the prospects for the
building of the Nicaraguan canal with
American money were never brighter,
and that its construction will be begun
at no distant day. He is firm In the
conviction that the terms of the conces
sion to the Maritime Canal company bat
the Nicaraguan government from
treating with any other country for the
building of railway lines paralleling the
survey for the canal.
With the Maine at Havana and the
Mohican under sailing orders for Apia,
our foreign policy begins to take on a
semblance of virility. A single Amer
ican citizen in Samoa has a grievance,
and this is the occasion for the prompt
dispatch nf the Mohican. The provoca
tion may be entirely sufficient, but the
entrust afforded by the dllatoriness of
th-- administration in making a demon
stration ut Havana is quite striking.
The Teller resolution has twice passed
the senate and once been adopted by the
house. Hut it will not be allowed to
lapse into innocuous desuetude. After
the people shall have spoken, as they
will in thunder tones next November, it
will again meet with the concurrent en
dorsement of both houses, after which
the necessity for its further considera
tion will not be likely to obtain.
Mr. Dole should have been coached as
to his public utterances before reaching
the capital. By his admissions in pub
lic interviews he has already denied
about every substantial claim upon
which the annexationists rest their case
In tlie senate. He will not wait for rati
fication but he may not be able to get
a way before rejection.
Public sentiment in New England ap
pears to be with the striking cotton op
eratives, and our dispatches this morn-'
Indicate that contributions are al
ready being received in such volume as
to justify the prediction that the strike
may be continued into the summer
Miners seem to be able to escape from
the Klondike without serious difficulty.
Why should all the perils of travel be
connected with the breaking into the
Dole and Dominls are domiciled in
neighboring hotels at Washington, but
it is not stated that they have exchanged
It is the money of the rich Parisian
Hebrews the anti-semitlc mob is af
ter, not their blood.
Some children that I know po.sse.ns
Of nicknames half a score;
One is "Then."—"Teddy"—"Ted,"
Though christened .
Tho next is scarcely called aright
IJy any haps or chances;
Tis "Fannie—"Frankle"—"Prank" and
Though her real name is .
Then "Larry"—"Laurie"—"Lanty" comes
(Though he always writes it );
And his sister twin, whom most address
As "Flo," or "Floy" for .
The last is "Lizzie"—"Betty"—"Bess"—
"Bettlna" and "Elspeth"—
And she's .
—January St. Nicholas.
(The Herald under this heading prints
communications, but does not assume re
sponsibility for the sentiments expressed.
Correspondents are requested to cultivate
brevity as far as Is consistent with the
proper expression of their views.)
What Is Paternalism?
1 To tho Editor of the Los Angeles Hernld:
• There seems to be a growing sentiment In
l favor of the government ownership of
railroads, waterworks, telegraphs, gas
plants und other public utilities. These
views are entertained, not by Socialists
alone, but by others, whether known as
Silver Republicans, Populists or Silver
Democrats, and I have found quite a num
ber of "straight Republicans" who ex
pressed the belief that the time ls near ut
hand when tho government should own
and operate all public Industries In the
Interest of the whole people at cost of
operation. Some of my Republican friends,
however, who probably have not found
time to study the question deeply, are
opposed to such contemplated action on
the ground that It would be "paternalistic."
and p&temallsm, they seem to think, Is
closely allied to anarchy or something bad.
Now Webster defines "paternalism" as
"having a fatherly regard for dependent
ln view of the fact that labor saving
machinery has thrown out of employment
hundreds of thousands of working-men,
would It be a dangerous thing to do for
"Uncle Sam" to follow the precedent sei
by Germany, New Zealand and some other
countries and buy or build a few trunk
lines of railroads and put unemployed men
at work on them? Too paternalistic, did
you say? Well, do you not know that the
government Is now doing the postal busi
ness of the country, exercising "a fatherly
cure" over the national banks, building
soldiers' homes, etc.. and that states and
cities are building asylums, orphans'
homes, reform schools, prisons, and own
waterworks, gas plants and street cars?
All that work Is paternalistic. Everything
ln the universe moves. We must go for
ward or we must go backward. Why should
not the government adjust itself to the
new order of things brought about by the
marvelous inventions of labor saving ma
chinery of the last twenty years? What is
a government for except It be for the ben
efit and happiness of the people? The
glory of a good government consists ln tin
fact that it protects Its weakest subjects
as zealously as it does its most powerful.
f suggest that "Uncle Sam" go a little
further towards paternalism than he has
yet gone and provide employment for the
unemployed on railroads, forts, harbors,
public highways and other public works.
Instead of letting out all that work to ho
dene on contract to the lowest bidder.
That the labor of the thousands out of
employment might be property directed,
itnd that order might he brought out of
Chaos, :tnd that the unemployed might
be under proper authority. I further sug
gest that the secretary of war be author
ized to organise an Industrial army from
the ranks of the unemployed, who shall
make oath that they arc in Immediate
need of food and lodging and that they will,
if permitted to join such Industrial army,
be loyal to the government. The duties of
this army to be—not to fight—but to labor
for the government, the wages to be rea
sonable antl the discipline to be as nearly
like that ln force in the regular army
as practicable. On application being made
by a Btate officer, the secretary of war
to be authorized to detail detachments
ot said army to perform labor on the Btate
itnd county highways and other Btate
The adoption by the government of this
plan, briefly outlined herein, would put
Into the treasury of the whole people In
it few years millions of dollars now going
Into the pockets of the few; it would pre
vent all future monopolies of "public util
ities;'' It would give to the country better
transportation services; it would solve the
tramp problem by furnishing every unem
ployed man with work: it would make out
public roads the best in the world; it would
greatly diminish crime and would avert
threatened revolution and anarchy.
A bill embodying these features, drawn
by your correspondent, hits been intro
duced into congress by Mr. Barlow at my
request, and Is numbered "House roll No,
3499," and is now ln the hands of the com
mittee on ways and means.
This is not ;i partisan question. Mr. Edi
tor. Labor saving machinery has thrown
out of employment its hundreds of thou
sands. The law of evolution ls rapidly
forcing civilized man into new Industrial
conditions, A girl or boy can now attend
machines that will do the work of ten,
twenty or fifty men of the last generation.
The problem is to know what to do with
the Idle and hungry laborers displaced by
the machine. The new century will open
up with appalling destitution and trouble
or with radical departures from the old
competitive Industrial methods. Happily,
the trend of things ls toward combination
and co-operation. "Individualism" must
soon surrender some of her hitherto oc
cupied territory of "collectivism." There
are labor strikes and rumors of strikes,
but the trouble will Increase till we have
more paternalism,
Instead of relying upon Injunctions nnd
deputy sheriffs, and shooting strikers, to
solve the problem, our statesmen would
better be seeking ways itnd means to give
the unemployed some useful employment.
R. A. DAG I E.
Ventura, Cal., Jan. 29,1898.
A French Scare
To the F.dltor of the Los Angeles Herald:
The news brought by cablegram from
I'arls and published In your yesterday's
edltort to the effect that the Catholic
church of France was Inciting a massacre
of Jews Is based on the mere Ipse dixit of
Prof. Max Nordau. It is of such serious
nature and, if Irue. involves such a sweep
ills violation of all the principles of Christ
ian civilization that "a decent regard for
Ihe opinions of mankind" should have in
duced Dr. Nordau to accompany Its an-
nouncement with a statement of the
grounds upon which it was based, or at
least to advance some facts justifying the
publication of the indictment. But he
leaves the public completely in the dark
as to Ihe nature of the facts in the case, t he
weight of the evidence—if any exists—con
tenting himself with the expression of his
individual opinion, "that the persecution of
Dreyfus is the beginning of a deliberate
effort on the part of the CathoUc church
to bring about the massacro of the Jews
In France."
Surely Dr. Nordau. a writer who has
heretofore proven himself a pessemlst and
alarmist of a pronounced type, cannot ex
pect the enlightened public sentiment of
this age to treat with respect, or, Indeed,
in any other spirit than that of contempt
a bill of indictment against a powerful anil
learned Christian church upon counts so
destitute of facts and resting wholly upon
his unsupported oplon and belief?
By the way, there Is a curious and sig
nificant contradiction In this Nordau in
dictment itself which goes far to show thai
Archbishop Rlordan hit the nail on the
head when, in the Interview In San Fran
cisco, published in Monday's Herald, he
stated that Mr. Nordau. ln making the
statement, did not know "what he was
talking about." A mere passing glance at
the following excerpt will establish the
Inconsistency and absurdity of the Nor
dau statement. He says: "For centuries
the Catholic church has stcod for kingship
and the supremacy of the privileged
classes. She now realizes that the hour
of democracy has arrived, and she Is tak
ing steps to range herself with the peo
Sol The Catholic church of France Is
tanging itself with the people, with the
democracy: One would think this was
a pretty good sign of the regeneration of
that ancient church. And from this
premise Dr. Nordau draws the extraor
dinary conclusion that the church' is in
citing the wholesale massacre of the
Jews. The learned doctor says. too. that
the "signal" for this massacre "has been
given from Rome," but that he does "not
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clearance of them. The lots are very small and sizes are broken, (>
4 but not so badly broken as the prices. j)
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Consumption Cured
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impeach the pope;" that "these matters
are carried on without his (the pope s)
knowledge." In other words, the clear
headed, able statesman, and capable di
plomatist, Pope Leo XIII, the aged but very
much alive "head of the church." is hood
winked an.l kepi In the dark about a mat
ter that goes to the very root and founda
tion of the church llselfl Well, we must
make due allowance for (faille Impetuosity,
that qualify of mind that prompts one to
act without thinking, of leaping without
looking, of Hying off the handle upon very
trivial or no provocation. All Paris ls just
now in a ferment over the Capt. Drey
fus affair, and in the coolest time In that
gay City pen de gens savent etrevb ux.
Likely to Prove of International
"VYILKESBAUHE, Jan. 31.—Hon.
Henry M. Hoyt, deputy attorney-gen
eral of the United States, arrived here
from Harrisburg today to be in attend
ance at the trial of Sheriff Martin antl
his deputies, which logins tomorrow. In
sending Mr. Hoyt to attend the trial the
I'nited State s government has only one
object ln view, namely, to protect itself
in case any foreign government files
claims for the killing of its subjects at
Austria has already made a move in
that direction, and it is understood that
if the verdict is against Sheriff Martin
and his deputies Germany and Italy will
tile claims at once. It is reported that
each of these governments will have a
representative from its legation at
Washington present at the trial.
Secretary Sherman having received
notice of this, decided to have the na
tional government represented at the
trial. It Ls expected that the whole of
tomorrow will be consumed in selecting
a jury.
Nobody Hurt
OAKLAND, Jan. 31.—The Visalia ex
press. Which leaves Oakland at 2:36
oclo< k daily, was partly wrecked one mile
west of Sunol this afternoon. The en
gine and tender were badly smashed
and the track was torn up. The train
had Just emerged from the Niles canyon
to the straight piece of track leading
into Sunol, and was running at a high
rate of speed. Suddenly the tender left
the track and slid along the ties for 1500
feet, tearing up the truck and derailing
the engine. Engineer Bradley stuck to
his post and brought the train to a stop.
The passengers were shaken up by the
rough ride and the engine was badly
wrecked. No one was injured. The
c ause of the wreck is not known. A spe
cial engine was sent out to take the train
on its way.
Against Sunday Work
NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—After much dis
cussion the Central Labor Union has
passed a resolution opposing the bill
pending ln the New York Legislature for
the opening of the theaters ln this city
on Sunday. The resolution was intro
duced by the delegates of the Actors-
Protective Union, who said the subject
was of vast Importance to their organi
zation and to the theatrical profession.
A delegate wanted to know why the the
atrical delegates objected to the bill.
"It ls because we don't want to work on
Sunday," was the reply. "We don't get
paid for Sunday work."
The Iatlian Fleet
NEW YORK, Feb. I.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Port au Prince, Haytl,
"The Italian warships Amerlge Ves
pucci and Flavio Gioaja are expected to
meet at St. Thomas, where they will take
on coal and then come here. They may
call at San Doming-o, where the Italian
government has certain claims pending.
The Italian minister is on board one of
the ships. There are several dispatches
at the consulate here awaiting his ar
The Webbfoot G. O. P's
PORTLAND, Ore.. Jan. 31.—The state
convention of the Republican league of
Oregon which meets tomorrow in this
city will be the largest political con
vention ever held in the state. Fourteen
hundred delegates have been elected
from the various clubs in the state and
more than 1000 will be present tomorrow.
The object of the club Is to elect officers
and formulate plans for the campaign
In June next. The convention will prob
ably pass resolutions indorsing the St.
Louis platform nnd also the speech of
President McKinley at the Manufactur
ers' banquet in New York last week.
A Warrant for Huntington
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31.— H. B.
Huntington, president of the Market
street Railway company, will be ar
rested tomorrow for violating the city
ordinance providing for the equipment
of cable and trolley cars with proper life
saving fenders. A. M. Lawrence swore to
the complaint and Police Judge C. T.
Conlan issued the warrant. It Is pro
posed to make this a test ease.
New England Weather
BOSTON, Jan. 31.—The temperature
reports from various parts of New Eng
land at 1 o'clock this morning show that
the cold wave still continues. Man
chester, N. H., reports 22 below; Lowell,
Mass., E below; Lawrence, Mass., 12 be
low; Portland, Me., 8 below; Lewiston,
Me., 14 below; Augusta, Me., 31 below;
Bangor, Me.. 32 below.
Burned to Death
PETALT'MA, Jan. 31.—News has Just
reached here that Mrs. Anna Cahll was
burned to death last evening, while pre
paring supper. Her dress caught fire, and
In an Instant she was enveloped in flames.
She ran screaming from the house. Her
husband extinguished the tire. She died
at midnight, having retained conscious
ness to tho last.
Caught by the Cars
COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 31.—At 8:30 a.
m. today, three miles from Greenville, a
Dayton and Union passenger engine
caught C. F. Young, wife and 4-year-old
girl in a top buggy, killing father and
child and terribly injuring the mother.
A shed obstructed the view of Engineer
Cragin. /
The Figel Case
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31.—This
morning's session of the Theodore Flgel
murder trial resulted ln the selection of
one more juror. This makes the sixth
citizen now sworn to determine whether
or not Figel is guilty of the murder of
his employer, Isaac Hoffman,
A Brutal Murder
GRAYSON, Ky„ Jan. 31.—"Virginia"
Bill Riley, an old citizen of Elliott coun
ty, aged 80, and his wife, aged 70, were
murdered tonight ln Elliott county and
robbed of from $800 to $1200. There ls no
clew to the murderers. A maul was the
instrument used.
The English Strike
LONDON, Jan. 31. —The engineering
works throughout the country re-opened
today, owing to the settlement of the
great strike. About twenty-five per cent
of the men were employed. The others
will be given work gradually.
Mrs. Hamilton Dead
NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—Mrs. Louise
Francis Hamilton, wife of Gen. Schuyler
Hamilton, died today at Roosevelt hos
pital. She had been a private patient for
a week.

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