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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 137.
AMUSBME.\TS
a I.os Angeles" Society Vaudeville Theater
~ m 7/fonday, February J4
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Joe—UONKR-Nnllla The Most Versatile and Diminutive
teh Artists.... Artist of the Century
MIH ,I»i.lo JKUAK IHIDI FIXr<IPIB
jne Accomplished Planlste and Cornet ■ International Dancers
Soloist. Evcrywliero recognized as the
Female Levy ....Last week 0f....
I>OLLINK C'OI.K Rice and Elmer Carter de Haven
Female baritone and descriptive vocalist Almont and Dumont
PRICKS NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved Beats, 26and 50cents: Gallery, 10 cents. Regu
iar Matinees, Wednesday, Saturday and riunaay Telephone Main 1417
Qurbank Theater JO,IN °- FISIIKB - Manager -
The only theater In the city with heating facilities.
Tonight and every night this week—Matinee Saturday
Vho Cite ford Co. Ino '° d B g.af«g ,pßl " Vorton
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday The Lost Paradlae
Thursday, Friday, Haturday Matinee and Evening, the roaring farce comedy '
" — . Mrs. Partington And Her Hun Ike
Prices, Ific, 26e, Xio, SOc. Phoue Main 1270.
Qallfornla Limited
fit r» ty s~\ Jfuns
i/ia Oania J*<? C/coute \
Leaves Los Angeles...B:oo a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday j /v,. _ §
Leaves Pasadena 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday J ™ $
Arrive Kansas City 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday | <n„„ \
Arrive St. Louis 7KM a.m. Wednesday; Friday and Monday J a * \
Arrive Chicago 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Monday 5 I
Thlssplendld train la for flrst-ciaas travel only, but there Is no extra charge beyond the regular
ticket and sleeping-car rate. Dinning cars serve breakfast loavlng Los Angeles. Vestlbuled and
electric lighted. All the luxuries of modern travel.
Jfite- Shaped TJrack..,
DONE IN A DAY
ON THE TUESDAY AND SATURDAY BPECIALB
In addition to the regular train service the Santa Fe runs on every Tuesday a special express
train, taking In Hedlands. Riverside and the beauties of Santa Ana Canyon. Leaves Los Angeles
at 9a. m; leaves Pasadena at 9:28 a. m. Returning arrives at Los Angeles at (i :25 p.m.. Pasadena
«:60 p. m., giving two hours stop at both Redlands and Riverside.
7jA» f)A 0N THIB TRAIN AFFORDS PLEABANT
una voservation i/ar opportunity for seeing the sights
San 7)iego and Coronado Sieach
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN THE WORLD
f lr i' d *!l y ,r * ln ». carrying parlor cars, make the run in about four hours from Los Angeles,
and on Tuesday, ThiiTsday and Saturday nlfhta the Coronado Special will run. The ridels
aellghtlul, carrying you for seventy miles along tho Pacific Ocean beach.
Santa Fe Route Office, 200 Spring St., corner of Second.
Qstrlch Farm . . South Pasadena . .
„ , „ NEARLY 100 GIGANTIC BIRDS OF ALL AOKH.
m u op fJ l , ly ,0 vlBlt °f» Tips, Plumes, Boas and Capes for sale direct from the producer.
, n .° *J?.? nc ' rln Los An K elc ». » n <l have lor sale the only genuine California feath
era on the market. Iho most appropriate present to send east
Ail US Ift Hall Spring Street, between Second and Third streets
lfl ■■HII Next to the Los Angeles Theater
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. ISth, at 3 p. m . Second Popular Concert given by
Xosjfny./es Symphony Orchestra,
jjjujjjjjj Park SSasebatt Goery Sunday, 1:30
CHRISTIANS QUARREL
OVER SELECTION OF BISHOP
} COADJUTOR
The Protests Against Archdeacon
Brown of Arkansas Are Dictated
by Personal Malice
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 13.—The
answer ot the secretary and the notifi
cation committee of the special council,
diocese of Arkansas, to protest against
the consecration of Archdeacon Will
tarn Montgomery Brown of Ohio as
bishop coadjutor of the diocese of Ar
kansas has been made public It says:
"In answering the protest of Mr.
Whipple and others we do not deem it
necessary to reply In detail to its state
ments and allegations. We are satis
fled that those whose duty it becomes to
pass upon it will readily see ln the docu
ment itself the spirit that dictates it.
Its character Is such that no church
man, in our opinion, will for a moment
give it such consideration as would cast
on the diocese of Arkansas the stigma
asserted therein. It Is plain to be seen
.that the paper emanated entirely from
a few individuals acting in an Individual
capacity. No churchman, actuated by
the proper spirit and who has the good
of the church at heart could be so ma
liciously Inclined as to use the language
therein contained toward the bishop of
Arkansas and his fellow Christians,
clergy and laity of the diocese."
The answer asserts that the election
was ln a regular and canonical manner
and meets the statements ln the order
in which they occur. The charges
against Dean Hobbs of Trlntiy cathe
dral, the answer avers, were actuated
by "a manifest personal and, we think,
uncalled for malicious feeling against
the dean of the cathedral."
In reference to the bishop's address in
1897, in which he advocated the election
of a man of worth as bishop coadjutor.
It is stated that the bishop entertained
the sentiment before Brown's name was
ever mentioned as a candidate. The
charges of fraud and bribery are denied
and affidavits are produced to substan
tiate the denial.
The protest concludes with a state
ment of local matters, "the narration of
which stirs in us the deepest regret "
In this it Is alleged that Governor Dan
W. J. Jones and Hon. William G. Whip
ple, chancellor of the diocese, boasted
before and after the election that If
Rev. Dr. Cass of Christ church of this
city were defeated that there would be
no bishop coadjutor in the diocese of
Arkansas, and the governor suggested
ln case of Dr. Cass' defeat, that the
council could ■be broken up
LOST AT SEA
The Annual Tribute to Gloucester's
Lost Fishermen
GLOUCESTER. Mass., Feb. 13~Glou
cester's annual tribute to lost fishermen
was made today. The annual memorial
service under the auspices of the Glou
cester Fishermen's Institute was held in
the First Baptist church this afternoon
by a large audience, many of whom were
relatives and friends of lost fishermen
Practically all of the clergy of the city
were present and participated in the ser
vices, which opened with select scripture
sentences by the chaplain of the insti
tute. The memorial list read shows tha*
ninety-five fishermen lost their lives
during 1897, their average age being 31.
There are seventeen widows and forty
seven children left to mourn their loss.
A large percentage of the unforcunat'
fishermen were natives of the British
provinces.
PIOUS PILGRIMS
Listen While Leo Celebrates a Thanks-
giving Mass
ROME, Feb. 13.—The pope celebrated
mass today in the basilica in the pres
ence of a congregation of pilgrims from
all parts of the country in honor of past
and coming anniversaries, Jointly of his
first mass, his election and coronation.
His holiness was borne to the church
in the sedia gastatoria and an elaborate
ceremony was observed. The pope knelt
while his chaplain celebrated the second
thanksgiving mass and then, seated on
the throne, received the leaders ot the
pilgrims. At the conclusion he pro
nounced the apostolic benediction in a
strong voice, after which he was carried
from the church with the same cere
mony.
His holiness appeared to be in excel
lent health.
It is estimated that no fewer than
50,000 persons were present, of whom
20,000 were pilgrims. While the pope
was being borne through" the church,
amid the ringing tones of silver trum
pets, the assembly was raised to a pitch
of excitement almost reaching delirium.
The ceremony was one of impressive
magalfleenee, and the pope's appear
ance caused Indescribable enthusiasm
on all sides.
MEXICAN PRISON LIFE
Does Not Seem to Tend to Great
Longevity
CITY OP MEXICO, Feb. 13.—C01.
Nleves Hernandez, who was suspected
of complicity in the Garcia conspiracy
and was tried by court martial and sen
tenced to death, Is now dying at the San
Diego military prison. He was of strong
constitution, but an active life has told
on him and he is slowly wasting away.
The evidence against him satisfied the
tribunals, but his friends believe in his
lnnooence, although the circumstantial
evidence was strong.
Dominguez Cowan, a member of the
Cuban revolutionary Junta of New York
and head of the Cuban committee, is dy
ing. He has been very useful to the
cause and will be a loss to the patriots.
Booming the Army
PITTSBURG. Feb. 13.—Gen. Wm.
Booth, Commander Booth-Tucker, his
wife and other prominent members of
the Salvation army took part In three
Immense meetings held ln the Bijou the
ater today. The party will remain in
Pittsburg until Tuesday on a general
Inspection tour, with the purpose of
booming the order in this vicinity. To
morrow morning the general will make a
special address to the ministers of the
two cities and in the evening will con
duct a public meeting at Carnegie
Library hall. General Booth and party
are being accorded the heartiest co-oper
ation ln their work by the religious
people.
A Million in Opium
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13. — The
steamer Gaelic, which arrived today
from the Orient, brought the largest
single shipment of opium that ever en
tered this port. There are 462 cases of
the drug and the duty at $6 per pound
will amount to $110,880. At the market
price the shipment is worth $997,920.
THE HERALD
WORKERS
IN COTTON
To Adopt Advice Offered
by Gompers
EVERY MILL IN NEW ENGLAND
TO STOP PENDING AGREEMENT
ON WAGES

The Movement Means That the
Greatest Strike Ever Seen in
America Is Impending
Associated Press Special Wire
BOSTON, Feb. 13.—At a meeting today
In this city ot fifty-five representatives
of textile unions in New England, it
was unanimously voted to recommend
that all unions call out the operatives in
every cotton mill in New England.
The meeting was practically the out
come of the recommendation which
President Gompers made to the Federa
tion of Labor last Sunday, in which he
urged the different unions to unite on
some settled policy on the mill situation.
At that meeting a committee of four
was appointed to take charge of the
matter, and after a conference this com
mittee recommended that a general
meeting be held to take definite action.
Today the representatives of the various
national textile associations assembled,
and for four hours discussed the situa
tion from every standpoint. The flri
mary object of the meeting was to de
vise some method of rendering assist
ance to the New Bedford strikers.
The matter was discussed, and at
length put to a vote, no one being reg
istered against the motion that the dif
ferent unions should order a -general
strike in every cotton mill in New Eng
land until a satisfactory adjustment of
wages could be arranged.
It now remains for the various nation
al unions to take action on the resolution,
but what this action will be is a matter
of conjecture. If all should acquiesce
and vote to strike, 147,000 operatives
would undoubtedly cease work and the
manufacture of cotton goods throughout
New England would be at a standstill.
If, on the other hand, only a few unions
should vote to strike, the refusal of the
others would still keep a large portion
of the mills in operation.
Inasmuch as the meeting is the out
come of President Gompers' suggestion,
and as he admonished the members of
the Federation of Labor to Join hands
and assist the New Bedford strikers,
it seems probable that nearly every
union will carry out the recommenda
tion and that one of the greatest strikes
every seen in this country Is impending.
SPINNERS OBJECT
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 13.—
From the point of view of the New Bed
ford strikers, the action taken by the
conference of textile unions In Boston
today is scarcely likely to be received
with joy, inasmuch as it is against the
policy adopted at the meeting of the ex
ecutive committee of the National Spin
ners' union, to wit: That New Bedford
should be the battleground, and until
the conclusion, of the strike here the
other textile centers should remain at
work, thereby acquiring the means to
assist the New Bedford operatives in
their struggle. Then, at the conclusion
of New Bedford's fight, the plan was
that whether New Bedford won or lost,
the strike against the general reduction
should be extended to one district at
a time until the whole of New England
should be covered. In view of this plan,
which, at the time of its adoption, seemed
to meet with general acquiescenece, the
action of the conference, it would seem,
is a direct change of tactics.
The delegates to the conference will
report the new plan to their several
unions for their consideration.
Secretary Cunnane of the general
strike council reports on the collections
received up to Saturday. The total
amount for the week was $1475, as
against $1345 for the previous week.
Daniel Delon, the socialist organizer,
today closed the series of »eettngs which
he has held in the interest of his party.
As a result of these meetings.a branch of
the Socialist Trade and Labor alliance
has been formed in this city. This is
the new trades union movement vouched
for by the socialists. Its fundamental
principle is the wiping out of the cap
italist class at the ballot box, rather
than the settlement of differences be
tween capital and labor by strikes.
Ruined by Morphine
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 13.—Dr. John
E. Develli, who was found in destitute
circumstances with his daughter, Miss
Cora Develli, in a comfortless room on
East Main street, several weeks ago,
died today in a New Albany sanitari
um. Miss Cora Develli, who was taken
to the New Albany sanitarium with her
father, has been steadily improving, and
her physician feels certain that she will
recover her health. Dr. Develli was for
years a prosperous and highly respected
physician until wrecked by the mor
phine habit.
Von der Ahe Has Friends
CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. 13.—Frank de
Hass Robinson, president of the Cleve
land Baseball club, today sent a dispatch
to President N. E. Young of the National
league suggesting that something be
done to help Chris Yon der Ahe. Mr.
Robinson thinks the league should pay
Yon der Ahe's debts and get him out of
Jail, and he proposed that President
Young take a vote by telegraph on the
question.
Hare and Hounds
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 13.-Two cours-
I ins •takes were run oft here today. The
LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, J8?8
weather was perfjet ar.d the attendance
large. In ihe Sapling stakes jealousy
won first, Duke ot Wellington second,
Tress third and ;>ss;e S. fourth. In the
beaten dog stake Ar.-uh Fo On won first,
Pride of Arizona second, Lily of the
West third.
The Sacramento dog Promise Me won
first at the DUon cursing park to Jay
and Tiperary Lass, from Port Costa,
won second. The Dixon ban ! played at
the park. A ram.-.d of men and dofjp
went over from Baoratiiento.
Death of the Famous Austro-Hungar
ian Minister
BRUNNE, Feb. 13.—Count Gustav
Siegmund Kalnoky de Koros Patak,
former Austro-Hungarian minister of
foreign affairs, died here this afternoon.
Count Kalnoky, who was born at Let
to wltz, Moravia, December 18, 1832, was
descended from the Moravian branch of
an old Bohemian family. He entered
■the diplomatic service of Austria in
1850. From 1860 to 1870 he was councillor
of legation at the Austrian embassy In
London. In 1874 he was minister at Co
penhagen; in 1880 he was sent as am
bassador to St. Petersburg, and ln ISSI
he was appointed Austro-Hungarian
minister of foreign affairs, a post he
held with distinction until May 16, 1805,
when he was succeeded by thy present
Austro-Hungarian foreign minister,
Count Goluchowski.
The cause for his resignation was
found ln Count Kanolky's action In ref
erence to the denunciation of ecclesi
astical laws by the papal nuncio at Vi
enna, Mgr. Agliardi, who was charged'
by Baron Banffy, the Hungarian prime
minister, with having made statements
at Buda Pesth which amounted to in
terference in Hungarian affairs.
Wise Suggestions For Improving the
Conditions of the Poor
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13—The result
of the investigation as to the food habits
of a number of families in the congested
districts of New York city in 1895 and
1896 have been made public byjthe ag
ricultural department in a report en
titled "Dietary Studies in New York
City."
The report was prepared by Profs.
W. O. Atwater and C. D. Woods, under
whose immediate direction the investi
gations were conducted with the co
operation of the New York association
for the improvement of the poor.
The mai nresult of each study are
given with a brief discussion of the
chief features. It is suggested that one
of the best and surest ways to Improve
the condition of the poor is to give them
practical Instructions and object les
sons in the preparation of attractive, yet
simple and cheap foods. The.subjects
upon which the woman should be in
structed include lessons upon the best
and most nutritious food materials and
those best adapted in point of cost and
ease of preparation to the needs and cir
cumstances of the famUy, and instruc
tion such as shall enable the house
keeper to prepare simple, wholesome
and palatable meals from such food.
New Yorkers Want Low Bates From
Everywhere
NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—A representa
tive of the Merchants' association of this
city left for Washington today and will
be present at the conference of chair
men and passenger agents of the Passen
ger association of the country, which
will be held there tomorrow, and will
make application for reduced rates to
New York from territory where such
rates have not been granted.
Offers to co-operate in the movement
of reduced rates to New York have been
received from a number of western
roads by the Merchants' association, al
though a number of other roads referred
the matter of rates to the Western Traf
fic association for settlement. As Chair
man Caldwell Is expected to be iv Wash
ington tomorrow an effort will be made
to get him to consider the matter at once.
A delegation from the Houston, Tex.,
ir»!At Xjio stu.} uj avou sj onSi:,>[ ss3U|sna
power to act, as a committee for the
purpose of having New York co-operate
in obtaining for the Houston ship canal
the appropriations recommended for
that purpose by the war department. A
special meeting of the committee will be
held tomorow.
C. C. Saunders, a pioneer and one of the
best known citizens of Placer county, died
suddenly last night of apoplexy at his
home In Lincoln. He was a member of
the board of trustees of Lincoln and held
many other positions of trust.
James Cunningham", the old San Diego
soldier and saloon keeper, who was shot by
day. Dltterhaver is in custody and the
day. Dltterhaver last Friday, died yester
police have arrested Jack Duprey. who is
alleged to have taken part in the encoun
ter.
Albion T. Robinson, a prominent capl
alist of Alameda, died yesterday from the
■fleets of a stroke of paralysis. He was 69
■ears of age. He leaves three sons, Elmer
Robinson of Yolo, Thomas Robinson, dep
ity sheriff of Solano county, and Ralph
loblnson of Alameda.
George B. Sperry. the millionaire milling
man of Stockton, who was accidentally
shot while hunting, is resting comforta
bly at the French hospital at San Fran
cisco and Dr. De Marville, who Is In con
stant attendance, says that If anything his
condition is more hopeful than on Satur
day.
An affray In which two men were killed
took place at Sorrento, fifteen miles north
of San Diego, at 10 oclock last night. The
parties to the affray were Italian ranch
ers. During the quarrel one of them shot
and killed another, whereupon a friend of
the victim shot the slayer dead. Officers
have started for the scene.
A Great Pass, Or., dispatch says: O. P.
landall, section foreman for the Southern
Pacific company at Woodvllle, and his lit
tle granddaughter were drowned yester
day while attempting to cross Rogue river
on a small ferryboat. Mr. Randall leaves
a widow and three children, two of whom
are married, and a brother, who resides In
Los Angeles.
John J. Bradley, clerk of the county
board of supervisors and at one time city
editor of the Herald, died very suddenly
yesterday at his residence In San Jose.
He was engaged ln currying his horses
when he suddenly sank down and became
unconscious. He was taken to the house
and died ln half an hour. Death was
caused by hemorrhage of the brain. He
was 43 years of age and a native of New
York.
COUNT KALNOKY
GOTHAM GRUB
RATES BY RAIL
STATE NOTES
SENATORS'
SPEECHES
Will Cover Questions of
Annexation
CORBETT'S CASE TO COME UP
IF NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ON
THE TREATY
The House Will Debate the Bank
ruptcy Bill and Probably Pass
It on Saturday
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, Feb- 13—The Hawa
iian annexation treaty will receive the
greater share of the senate's attention
during the week. The friends of the
treaty have succeeded in securing quite
general assent from senators in charge
of other measures that the treaty shall
be given practical right of way until a
vote can be secured which practically
will decide its fate.
The Corbett case has right of way, but
the probabilities are that an arrange
ment will be made early ln the week
whereby a time will be fixed for voting
on the Corbett case and that then the
consideration of the treaty will be al
lowed to proceed without material inter
ruptions. There are still some speeches
to be made in the Corbett matter, and it
may be proceeded with on Monday in
case no one Is prepared to speak on the
treaty. Senator Pettus has not yet com
pleted his speech in opposition to Cor
bett. Senators Burrows and Allen also
will make opposition speeches, while
Senators Hoar and Spooner will address
the senate in Mr. Corbett's behali.
On the treaty there will be speeches In
Its support by Senators Gorman, Pettus,
Money, Lodge'and others In support of
it, while Senator Pettigrew has not yet
concluded his speech in opposition. It
now looks as if the fortifications appro
priation bill would not be considered this
week.
IN THE HOUSE
The house will on Wednesday enter
upon the consideration of the bankrupt
cy bill, which the majority of the Judi
ciary committee has reported as a sub
stitute for the Nelson bill passed by the
senate at the extra session last summer.
Under the order made the bill Is to be
debated on Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday of this week at 4 oclock. The
substitute, which the minority contend
practically Is the old Torrey bill, Includ
ing both the voluntary and involuntary
features, will be opposed by the united
Democratic and Populist opposition, but
If there Is no appreciable defection from
the ranks of the majority the measure
will pass. The Democratls and Populists
are both favorable to the passage of a
voluntary bankruptcy bill, but have al
ways opposed the Torrey and other bills
Including an involuntary feature, claim
ing that its purpose is practically the
creation of a law for the collection of
debts.
Tomorrow is Dißtrict of Columbia day.
Tuesday probably will be devoted to the
consideration of such business as is re
ported from the committees and a call
of committees, and Friday, which was
excluded from the order providing for
the consideration of the bankruptcy bill,
will, under the rules, be devoted to pri
vate bills.
CRUSHED AND KILLED
A Fatal Accident in a New York
Elevator
NEW YORK, Feb. 13—Mrs. Arthur
Levy, wife of a member of the wholesale
clothing firm of Hays, Goldbery & Co.,
was instantly killed tonight in an ele
vator at the Holland house.
A party of ladies of which Mrs. Levy
was one had accepted an invitation of
H. C. Marks, a St. Louis merchant, to
go to the Holland house, where he was a
guest, and look at a display of photo
graphs which he had gathered. Reach
ing the Holland house Mr. Marks escort
ed the ladies to the elevator and gave
orders to have them shown to the par
lor, he returning to the hotel desk. On
entering the elevator Mrs. Levy placed
her hand upon her forehead and com
plained of dizziness to her companions.
Before they could reply the elevator boy
had closed the door of the shaft, gripped
his lever and the car shot up with a
bound. Almost at the same moment
Mrs. Levy reeled and fel with her head
out of the door. The elevator was about
an Inch and a half from the walls of the
shaft and much as the solid walls would
permit her head extended out. There
was a crash, and the boy with a dex
terous move brought his car to a stop at
the first night. It was too late. Mrs.
Levy lay lifeless on the bottom of the
elevator, her head crushed ln as if by a
heavy bludgeon. It had been struck by
the slight projection of the first floor
into the elevator shaft.
The Sealing Season
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13. — The
schooner Orient, which reached port to
day from Wlllapa bay, brings word of
the schooners Antelope, Geneva and
Alger, all bound for San Francisco. She
spoke them all on February 9th. The
Geneva and Alger are both sealers and
are coming in with the result of their
season's work. The Geneva reported
that she had 300 seal skins in her hold.
The Alger's catcfi is reported as 175
skins.
Only an Even Chance
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13. — AD.
Wilder, superintendent of the western
division of the Southern Pacific com
pany, is critically ill from pneumonia.
He has been confined to his home in Oak
land for several days. His physician,
Dr. E. H. Wolsey, expressed the hope
that he will recover, though admitting
that he has only an even chance for life.
INDEX
TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
Arkansas Christians quarreling
over the consecration of a bishop
coadjutor.
Ex-Governor St. John, Kansas'
most famous prohibitionist, signs a
petition for a liquor license.
The steamer Oregon leaves Port
land with a full load of miners, dogs
and donkeys and a hundred tons of
relief supplies.
The week ln congress will see Ha
waiian annexation and the Corbett
contest discussed ln the senate, and
the bankruptcy bill in the house.
Advice given by President Gompers
to workers ln textile Industries Is to
be accepted; every cotton mill in New
England will be shut down and the
greatest strike ever seen ln America
will be the result.
The cutter Bear, sent to relieve Ice
bound whalers, safe In winter quar
ters at Dutch harbor; the overland
expedition presumably at Teller sta
tion waiting for reindeer.
Steamship Gaelic brings a budge - ,
of Oriental news sailors re
sent orders given by European offi
cers; China looks to Great Britain to
prevent partition of the empire.
The National Association of Woman
Suffragists begin the thirtieth annual
convention at Washington today, cel
ebrating the organization's seml-cen-
tennlal and Susan B. Anthony's "Bth
birthday.
The latest version of the only true
story of the theft of De Lome's now
famous letter indicates that the Span
ish legation at Washington and the
postofflce at Havana are largely
manned by Cuban sympathizers
WORD FROM THE BEAR
SENT TO ASSIST THE ARCTIC
WHALEMEN
The Vessel in Winter Quarters —The
Overland Expedition Waiting
For Rein d eer to Arrive
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 13.—News was
received here today from the expedition
sent by the government last November
on the revenue cutter Bear to relieve
the whaling fleet imprisoned ln the Arc
tic ocean. The news was brought by
the steam schooner Lakme, which left
Dutch harbor, Alaska, February 3d.
The overland expedition in charge of
Lieutenant D. H. Jarvis left the Bear
December 16th for Tunnook, a native
village on the north side of Cape Van
couver, and returned to Dutch harbor,
where the Bear went into winter
quarters.
• The overland expedition, consisting of
Lieutenant Jarvis, Lieutenant E. P.
Berthoff, Surgeon S. J. Call and F.
Koltschoff, guide, expected to proceed to
St. Michael, which place they would
reach ln about ten days after leaving the
bar. From St. Michael the overland ex«
pedltlon will go to Teller station, where
reindeer will be procured with which to
make the trip to Point Barrow.
On account of the ice the Bear was
only able to get within sixty miles of
Sledge island, where it was originally
intended to land the overland expedi
tion.
The Bear made the trip from Seattle
to Unalaska in ten days, Including a de
lay of twenty hours about 300 miles out,
caused by a severe storm. No special
incident attended the run to where the
overland expedition was landed.
The Bear also brings news that the
bark Coloma, which left Tacoma De
cember 26th, with lumber for Dutch
harbor, had not reached her destination,
and it is feared that she is lost.
The cutter Bear was preparing to go
in search of the Coloma. Just before the
Lakme left, a man named Coley from
Montana reported having discovered
rich gold ln the quartz In the vicinity of
Dutch harbor.
Next spring as soon as it is possible to
get through the ice Captain Tuttle of
the Bear will start for Point Barrow,
which place he expects to reach about
July.
The point where the overland expedi
tion was landed is 200 miles south of
St. Michael and 1440 nautical miles'
from Point Barrow.
BARRIOS' DEATH
Results in Reign of Anarchy in
Guatemala
NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—Dispatches
from the Herald's corespondent in Gua
temala state that anarchy reigns
throughout the country. This is the
direct result of the assassination of
President Barrios and the plotting of
leaders to get into power in the republic.
Gen. Mendizabal, who was called upon
by the military to assume the presi
dency, Is now marching on the capital,
Guatemala City with a large force of
troops. Besides the military, Gen Men
dizabal has prominent and influential
leaders, such as Gen. Nejera, behind him.
Gen Brospero Morales, who, with Gen.
Euentes, was at the head of the rebel
lion in September, has been called to
Guatemala City by President Cabrera
to take a position in the new cabinet.
Gen. Morales has been in the City of
Mexico.
Reports received here state that with
a party of friends Gen. Moraies has
started for Guatemala.
A Canadian Lottery
MONTREAL, Feb. 13. — Alderman
Ralnvllle, chairman of the city's finance
committee, will introduce a scheme for
the funding of the city's debt which pro
poses to issue bonds on the French lot
tery plan. Certain numbers will draw
prizes. All the bonds will bear S per cent
nterest. The plan Is bound to create
antagonism among certain sections of
the population who have for so many
years waged uncompromising war upon
the lotteries now operating in Montreal.
Long Overdue
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 13. — The
steam schooner Edith is now nearly two
weeks overdue from the Alaska halibut
banks and fears are entertained that she
has met with disaster of some sort.
» ■ ■ I I*
Eight Pages
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE ONLY
TRUE TALE
Of the Theft of De Lome's
Famous Letter
AGENTS OF THE CUBAN JUNTA
WERE WARNED BY A CLERK AT
THE LEGATION
The Missive Abstracted at Havana
and Blank Paper Substituted.
Offender Not Suspected
Associated Press Special Wire
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13—The Press
will print tomorrow what it asserts to
be the true version of the acquisition
and publication of the letter of Minis
ter de Lome to Senor Canalejas. The
authority cited for its authenticity Is
"a Cuban of the highest standing In
the councils of his party, who received
his information from headquarters in
New York."
The story proceeds to say: "The letter
was not stolen from the United States
mails, but was secured by an agent of
the Cuban junta ln the postofflce at
Havana. Don Jose Canalejas, to whom
the letter was addressed, never saw the
original. He did not know until eight
days after the letter reached Havana
that Buch a letter from Spain's repre
sentative at Washington had been wriU
ten to him.
"DeLome wrote the letter in his private
residence ln Washington, instead of at
the Spanish legation. The paper, how
ever, was manked with the official type,
and read in the corner, 'Legation de
Kspana." The same Inscription was upon
the left hand upper corner of the en
velope.
"Senor de Lome did not mall the letter
from his house. In fact, he had not quite
completed It upon the morning it was
written and carried it to the legation,
where It was first seen and noticed by
a person who is in the employ of the
embassy, acting in a sub-official ca
pacity. The letter lay upon the desk
of the minister in his inner office, the
outer office being his place of reception
to visitors. During the absence of half
an hour from the Inner office of De
Lome, the clerk in question saw the
open letter and read some of it.
"The next day this same person sent
word to his Cuban associates in Wash
ington to the effect that he had seen a
letter from De Lome to Canalejas, in
which President McKinley was vilified
and autonomy called a scheme. Several
of the Cuban patriots got together and
asked the employe of the embassy te
secure the letter. They did not belive
implicitly in his story, although he urged
them to come Into the public prints and
make nharges against De Lome. Because
they did not have the letter in their pos
session, the leaders refused to say any
thing about it. The employe of the lega
tion was urged to use all means ln his
power to secure the letter, although It
was considered probable that the letter
was already in the mails when the Cu
bans at the Hotel Raleigh were Informed
of Its existence.
"The clerk ln the employ of Minister:
de Lome saw no more of the letter. Hli
memory-written extracts were forward
ed to New York, and it was quickly
agreed that could possession of the let
ter be obtained and his statements
proven true It would be of Incalculable
value to the Cuban cause, as
tiating what Cuban leaders had main
tained regarding autonomy and the gen
eral Spanish policy in official circles
toward this country and its officers.
Immediately word of warning and urg
ings to be on the alert were sent to every
Cuban who might be in a position to
obtain track of or intercept the much
sought-for missive.
"The letter reached Havana five days
after its postmark in Washington.
"An agent of the Cuban party who is
an employe of the Spanish postofflce,
knew that the letter was on the way,
and when It came Into his hands it was
carried from the postofflce and a copy
was made of it. Word to this effect was
sent to the Cuban leaders in Jackson
ville, who at once asked the secret Cu
ban junta in Havana to secure the.orig
inal letter —that a copy was not what
was desired. The Havana postofflce clerk
was not willing to do this at first, as he
was obliged to account for it to the other
employes of the department, but after
wards consented. The original was then
taken, blank sheets' were substituted in
place of the paper upon which De Lome
had written, and the letter was finally
postmarked ln the Havana office and
sent on its routine way. Eight days
from its arrival in the Havana office
the sealed envelope, properly addressed
to Senor Canalejas, was delivered at the
Hotel Ingleterre. Senor Canalejas did
not regard the matter seriously at the
time, although the hotel boy who brought
him the letter and the postofflce em
ploye who had last had charge of It
were both arrested. So, also, was the
hotel employe who went several times
daily to the postofflce for the mails. All
three were discharged after examina
tion."
Senor Canalejas communicated al
most immediately with Minister de
Lome and for several weeks letters and
cablegrams passed between the two,
but no trace of the letter could be
found. Canalejas shortly afterward left
Havana, going to Madrid.
It is not explained why the letter was
kept by the Cubans for several weeks
before it was given out for publication.
An informant, other than the person
who gave the foregoing, but Inside the
Cuban official circles, declares that the
delay was at first occasioned by a desire
on the part of the junta to be assured ab
solutely that the writing was that of
the Spanish minister, so that he might
not have a chance to deny its author
ship and thus cause reaction, which un

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