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Anti-Fusion Movement in Kansas.
California County and District
Associated Press Special Wire
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 3—The fusion
forces of Nebraska today selected the fol
lowing ticket after two hours' deliberation:
Governor, Wm. A. Poynttr of Boone
county; lieutenant governor, E. A. Gilbert
Ct York! secretary of state, Wm. P. Por
ter of Metric*; auditor, John F. Cornell of
Richardson; treasurer, John B. Meserve
of Red Willow; superintendent of public
instruction. W. R. Jackson of Holt; land
commissioner, Jacob V. Wolfe of Lancas
ter; attorney general, C. J. Smyrhe of
All are Populists but the lieutenant gov
ernor, who Is a free silver Republican, and
the attorney general, who is a Democrat.
Mr. Poynter may be regarded as a dark
horse, though his name has been men
tioned before the convention. The chief
antagonism to his nomination came from
the Democrats, who held out against him
as a Populist of the radical stripe for a
time, but finding that the Populists would
not withdraw him and that he professed to
be a life-long Democrat of Kentucky Dem
ocratic parentage, they ilnally acquiesced.
The Democrats sent the following tele
gram to Col. W. J. Bryan, Jacksonville,
"The Democrats of Nebraska, In con
vention assembled, Instruct me to send
hearty greeting and pledge the united ef
forts to make the gallant colonel of the
Third the future commander-ln-chlef."
The platform adopted by the Populists
this morning doe* not differ greatly on the
leading planks from that of the Democrats.
Indiana Republicans
INDIANAPOLIS, Sep. 3.—The Republic
ans of Indiana completed the organization
of their state convention late this after
noon and adjourned till tomorrow, when
nominations will be made.
In taking the gavel as permanent chair
man United States Senator Chas. W. Fair
banks spoke at length o£ the prosperity
throughout the country, attributing It to
the Republican rule. The administration
of President McKlnley he extolled and
particularly praised the president's course
at the outbreak of the war In calllngto 'he
rank and places of leadership men of all
parties, from all sections of the country.
The senator added:
"Those who had fought against him for
the defense of the union were called on to
lead, that they might vindicate their love
for the republic, their devotion to the flag
which they had once in their mistaken zeal
sought to destroy."
Speaking of Cuba, Senator Fairbanks
said the administration had decided to free
its people and to establish p* ace ln the is
land, when a stable government shall have
been established and the tranquillity of the
Island absolutely assured, he said, the Cu
ban people must be left to work out their
destiny as an independent nation.
Any territory which the United States
may acquire will have to come to us, he
■aid, not as the object, but as an Incident
of the war.
Senator Fairbanks insisted' that the He
publican party was commute.! to the
maintenance ot the gold standard.
The platform heartily lndorsos every act
of the present national administration,
praises the soldiers and sailors of the pres
ent war and upon tho war question says:
"While we sincerely deplore the neces
sity of war, we believe the president and
congress acted wisely tn demanding the
complete withdrawal cf Spanish sov
ereignty from the Island of Cuba and' ln
proceeding to enforce the demand with the
naval and military power of the govern
The subject of territorial -xpanslon Is
not directly treated, but referred to as
"Having achieved Its manhood, the re
public, under G-od. Is emtering upon its
greatest period' of power, happiness and re
sponsibility. Realizing the mighty future
of wealth, prosperity and duty, which is
even now upon us, we favor the extension
of American trade, the reformation of con
sular service accordingly, the encourage
ment by all legitimate means of the Amer
ican merchant marine, the creation of a
navy as powerful as our commerce shall
be extensive and for public defense and
security and the establishment of coaling
stations and naval rendezvouses wherever
"Wo most heatlly approve tho wisdom of
the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands
as a wise measure and recommend the
early construction of the Nicaragua canal
under the immediate direction and exclu
sive control of the United 1 States govern
ment, Che importance and ncees-sity of the
canal having been emphasized by recent
events* connected with the present war with
following Is the financial plank:
"The Republicans of Indiana aro unre
servedly for sound money and are therefore
opposed to the heresy to which the> Demo
cratic party is wedded—of the free and un
limited coinage ot both gold and silver at
the ratio of 16 to I—which we regard as
absolutely certain to debase our money
and destroy our private and public credit
and cause general business disaster.
"We recognize the necessity of compre
hensive and enlightened monetary legis
lation andl we believe that the declaration
In the St. TjOuls national Republican plat
form for the maintenance of the gold
standard and the parity of all our forms of
money should be given the vitality of public
law and the money of the American people
Should be made like all Its institutions—
the best in the. world."
Tb?e tariff plank Is as follows:
"We reaffirm our belief ln the doctrine of
reciprocity and protection to American la
bor and home industries and condemn the
Democratic doctrine ot tariff for revenue
only as unsound and unsulted' to the best
Interests of tho country's whose
falsity has been demonstrated by our ex
perience under the Wilson revenue bill,
that plunged the country into commercial
anil financial distress, from, which It Hi
fast recovering since the change from the
Democratic policy "
Texas Democrats
GALVESTON, Tex.. Aug. 3.—The Demo
cratic state convention met today and
adopted the report of the credentials com
mittee and Installed permanent officers. The
resolutions committee was not ready to re
port and an adjournment was taken until >
S:SO. There will be two reports, one fath
ered by Senator Chilton, In favor of ex
pansion, and the other by Congressman
Bailey, against expansion and the Nicar
agua n canal.
In its other features the report of the
'ommlttee on platform reaffirms the plat
form adopted at Chicago ln lsitfi, denounces
the Dingley tariff, declares that the war
must not obscure the money question, de
nounces the war revenue bill for alleged
inequalities of taxation, upholds the presi
dent in his conduct of the war, favors a
generous development of the American
navy, demands the carrying out of the let
ter and spirit of the resolutions under which
the government intervened in Cuba, opposes
any Increase ln the standing army, and ln
conclusion declares for the nomination of
Bryan In 1800,
The majority resolutions favor the con
struction and control of the Nlcaraguan
canal, favor the acquisition of Porto Rico
,\nd all other possessions in the western
hemisphere, oppose the annexation or
continued retention of the Philippine
islands or any territory upon the eastern
The Bailey, or minority, resolution fol
We believe that a colonial policy Is con
trary to the theory of this government and
we are opposed to the acquisition of any
territory inhabited by a people who are to
oupable of self-government, because we
hold the right of local self-government to be
the basic principle of our republic.
We are opposed also to the acquisition of
any territory the government or control
of which will necessitate any increase in
the standing army of the United States.
We reaffirm the declaration of Thomas
Jefferson that all governments derive their
just powers from the consent of the gov
erned, and we are opposed to the establish
ment of any government anywhere by the
United States without the consent of the
people governed.
Final action on Bailey's resolution has
not been taken. The Indications are that
It will be defeated.
Governor Culberson and ex-Governor
Hogg opopsed Bailey's resolutions.
Suisun Democrats
SUISUN, Aug. 3.—The Democratic county
central commltteemet today and chose Ral
eigh Barcer of Vacavllle and Edward 51c-
Gettlgnn as delegates at large to the county
convention to be held at Vacavllle on Sep
tember 10th. The other ten delegates will
be chosen on the basis of two delegates to
each supervisor district, excepting ln Val
lejo, where primaries will be held.
Anti-Fusion Kansans
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 3.— Thirty anti-fu
sion Democrats met ln convention here to
decide upon the course to bo pursued in the
coming state campaign. After a long dis
cussion it was agreed that the chance of
defeating the Populist ticket would be more
promising if the anti-fusion Democrats
kept their proposed third ticket out of the
field. This action means that the antl
fuslonlsts will support the Republican nom
NEVADA CITY, Aug. 3—At today's
meeting of the Republican county central
committee Nat P. Hrown defeated John F.
Kidder as delegate at large to the state
convention. The committee unanimously
indorsed J. M. Walling for congress from
the Second district.
Captures a Boatload of Spaniards
Near Siguena Bay
Sails in Under a Spanish Flag and Captures Two Boats'
Crews—Refuses Aid and Puts His Men
Aboard the Bancroft
KEY WEST, Fla., Aug. 3.—9:30 p. m.—Another jackie has achiev
ed the reputation of a hero. He is Boatswain's Mate Nevis of the gun
boat Bancroft. One day, late last week, the Bancroft, which had been
on the blockading station around th; Isle of Pines, sighted a small Span
ish schooner in Siguena bay. Trie Bancroft's steam launch, in charge of
Nevis and one other seaman, each armed with a rifle, was sent on to take
the schooner. This was only a task of minutes, and the pretty launch re
turned with her prize, which proved to be the schooner Nito, little more
than a smack, and with no cargo. Her captain was an American, and
with him were his Cuban wife and seven children, all vowing loyalty to
the Cuban cause. They pleaded poverty, and that the Nito was their only
means of livelihood.
Commander Clover of the Bancroft promised to return her at the
proper time. Meanwhile he sent Nevis in with her to anchor near the
wreck of the Spanish transatlantic liner Santo Domingo, sunk a few weeks
ago by the Eagle. Then the Bancroft and Eagle cruised off to Maugle
Two hours later they returned. Nothing could be seen of the launch
or the prize. Suddenly Commander Clover, who was scanning the water
with his glass, shouted to Capt. Sutherland of the Eagle: "By heavens,
they have recaptured my prize!"
The little schooner lay near the wrecked steamer, but the Spanish
flag was flying from her masthead, and instead of only Nevis and his com
panion she was apparently filled with men.
Meanwhile the gunboat Maple had drawn up, and Commander Clover
ordered her in to the work of rescue. With guns ready she steamed towards
the schooner, but the sight that greeted the Maple's crew was not what was
expected. N«vis and his companion sat at one end of the boat, attempt
ing to navigate her out of the harbor. Each had his rifle across his knee,
and was keeping a wary eye on a party of half a dozen cowering Spaniards
huddled in the other end of the boat.
The Maple asked for information, and offered Nevis a tow, but he
replied with a joke, and declined the proffered assistance. Then it de
veloped that, in going in to anchor, he had observed two other small
Spanish boats near the wreck of the Santo Domingo, and resolved to
capture them also. He knew it was hazardous work, but bluff carried
him through.
He took the Spanish colors of the schooner, ran them up and boldly
sailed in. There were six men on the other two boats, and they watched
the approach of their supopsed compatriots with calmness that speedily
changed to consternation when Nevis and the other jackie suddenly
■lipped their rifles to their shoulders and demanded an immediate surren
der. The scared Spanish seamen lost no time in complying, and had the
unique experience of surrendering to their own flag.
Then, scorning all aid, Nevis took them out to his ship, and in the
most matter of fact manner reported his adventure to his astonished com
ro EAT
Awful Condition of the Reconcentra
dos—Spanish Soldiers Treat Them
Inhumanly—Spanish Reports
Associated Press Special Wire
NEW YORK, Aug. 3.—Accounts of the
conditions of affairs in Havana, Matnnzus
and Cardenas have been given by passen
gers of the steamer Fridtjc/f NanstM, which
arrived from Saguu. She brought twenty
nine refugees, most of whom were Span
iards, who had made all sorts of sacrifices
to escape from the island In anticipation
of its being controlled by the insurgents.
Many of them were well supplied with
funds, having turned all their available
property into cash. They paid $i">o for pas
Almost all those aboard being Spanish
sympathisers, a meeting was held ln the
saloon while the ship was off Barnegat, N.
J., at which a majority pledged them
selves to refuse to give any information to
Americans regarding the condition of
things in Cuba. A few. however, con
sented to talk, but were unwilling to per
mit their names to be used.
One woman, who had reached Sngua by
rail from Havana, said that the condition
of affairs in the capital was deplorable
and was dally growing worse.
"There Is plenty of money," she snld.
"hut of what use Is it when It will hardly
purchase anything?
"It is impossible to get beef at any price,
and even horse flesh costs $1 a pound.
Bread costs 28 cents a pound, and it Is very
bad at that. Eggs, which are brought ln
from the country in small quantities, cost
35 cents each. The supply of condensed
milk Is practically exhausted, and the lit
tle left is sold at $2 for a can such as j-ou
buy here, for 10 cents. On the average ten
to twelve persons are found dead of star
vation in the streets every day, and this
takes no account of the scores who da.lly
died of hunger ln the houses. No words
can describe the horrors of Los Foscos, at
the foot of the prado, where the reconcen
trados are herded together. I was told
that there were no less than 4000 of these
miserable people ln the place when I came
away, and they ore dying by hundreds,
for, of course, everything Is being done for
their relief,-even tho government litis not
enough food for its own soldiers. More
than this the officials bent and abuse them
"A few gas lights still burn In the streets,
but the electric lights are only lighted on
Thursday nights, when there Is music in
the Parquet Centrale. What a ghastly
mockery those band concerts are, with so
many people starving to death within the
sound of the music. All the theaters arc
closed and their lobbies are nightly
crowded with the homeless poor. Wine Is
the only thing in the city that is plentiful
and cheap, so that even the poor can get a
little at times.
"Almost all the stores ln Weyler and
Orolly streets are closed, as are the prin
cipal hotels. Tbe stock of coal Is almost
completely exhausted, and for a few days
the local trains that run to Vedado, past
the Santa Clara battery, were stopped for
want of fuel. They are now burning wood,
but oven that will soon begone."
Juan Zarraga Sarte said: "I do not
know anything of the conditions ln Ha
vana, but I dp know that there Is much
misery at Cardenas and Matanxas. Things,
however, might be worse, considering the
stringency of the blockade. Much starva
tion has been avoided by the foresight of
the merchants who, ln anticipation of the
outbreak of the war, laid In large stores of
provision*, Of course, they have sold at
high pries, and I heard of one man who
made $100,000 In a Speculation In Hour In
Sagua. All the stores which have provi
sions are kept under constant guard by
soldiers to prevent the starving people
from looting them. Everyone Is tired of
the war, and on all hands one hears pray
ers that peace will soon come."
The Xansen brought up a cargo of sugar,
which she discharged at "Williamsburg.
Site also brought litis bales of tobacco and
;122 crises of cigars. This was the first cargo
of sugar reaching the United States since
the surrender of Santiago.
Spanish Reports
HAVANA. Aug. 3.—The German cruiser
Geier has arrived here from Vera Cruz,
Mexico. She had on board a prominent
German, Herr Gustavo Hock, who is well
known here ln business and other circles.
As the Geler passed Cabanas fortress she
played a German march.
The French cruiser D'Est.ilng is ex
pected a; Sagun.
A French steamer, the Manoubla. was
captured last Saturday afternoon off Isa
bella and was taken to Key West.
A Spanish report says that at noon Sat
urday last an Amertcnn warship fired on
tho Tunta Maya Matanzas battery, after
the battery had opened nro on the war
ship, which Is said to have withdrawn for
a time and to have returned with another
ship. The two vessels, it appears, fired
eight shots at the battery, which were an
swered by twenty shots from the shore
guns, whereupon the ships are alleged to
have withdrawn. It is said that only one
Spanish artilleryman was wounded.
During the evening of Saturday last only
one ship was In sight from Matanzas. It
Is announced from the palace that on Sun
day morning last the platoon of Presclso.
province of Matanzas, was attacke-d by a
force of infantry and cavalry under tho
American flag. It Is added that a squad
ron of Spanish cavalry from the plantation
of Dos Rosas "assisted ln routing the
Americans," who are said to have left ten
men killed on the field. The Spaniards,
according to the report, had two men
badly wounded.
In the provinces of Havana and Matan
zas recently there have been several skir
mishes between Spanish forces and bands
of Insurgents.
An insurgent force, under the lender
ship of Camejo, opened tiro on Thursday
last on San Nicholas, but was seemingly re
pulsed by Ihe garrison after a short period
of firing. The insurgents are also an
nounced to have attacked Gamarasa, de
fended by a fort, In the province of Santa
Clara, for the purpose of capturing cattle
which were pasturing there. The Span
ish version of the affair soys the Insur
gents were driven off after an exchange
of shots which lasled ten minutes.
The free kitchens here have distributed
about 17,000 rations during the last two
days. It Is estimated that about 13,000 per
sons are being fed dally from charitable
sources. The municipality contributed
$4000 monthly to the charitable funds.
From todtiy on, about 10.000 rations will
be distributed dally. The Union Constltu
clonal, in an editorial yesterday, said that
the Spanish temperament, additionally
excited by the tropical heat, soars in a mo
ment to the highest pitch of enthusiasm or
sinks to the most exaggerated point of de
pression. In explanation, the paper re
marked that the shout of every one helps
to demoralize the army here as much as
the cry that everything Is lost. Continuing,
the Union Constitutional advises the peo
ple not to give way before tho alarming
statements of pessimists, and says:
"If the United States sincerely wishes
this country to be prosperous and to en-
Joy peace, it will find In Spanish sovereign
ty the most satisfactory elements t6 bring
, such a state of affairs about."
In a second editorial the Union Constitu
eional calls upon the people to resist to the
utmost, saying that even tf Spain Is routed
here, it will be "only an accident, as well
as a misfortune."
The paper then says: "Even If Spain ts
smashed here on the Inland of Cuba, and Its
habitations are deserted, owing to the trea
son of some of the Cubans and the Immense
power of the great republic, which wants to
appear humane, hut which Is a hundred
times more Inhuman and cruel than it IS
extensive In territory, they will never be
able to reduce Spain to impotence and ap
pear less barbarous among nations."
Copper River Gold Hunters Flee From
VICTORIA. R. C. Aug. S.— Word came
from the north yesterday of a desperate
stampede from the Copper River country
to the coast, the statement being made that
3000 men are making their way over the
Valdes glacier and that many of them are
doomed to starvation unless the United
States government sends relief promptly.
Advices received from Dawson state that
the dissatisfaction with the administration
of minfng regulations is growing very wide
spread. 1 |
General Grant's Brigade Embarked for
the Front
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 3.—The
first detachment of the Third brigade,
First army corps, In command of Briga
dier General Fred D. Grant, embarked late
tonight on the transport Hudson for Porto
Rico, and at 5 oclock In the morning the
Hudson will steam out of Hampton Roads.
Unionist Doughty
LONDON. Aug. St.—Mr. George Doughty,
formerly liberal member of Parliament for
Grimsby, who .applied for the Chlltern
Hundreds recently on account of a change
of opinion on the Liberal policy, especially
on the Irish home-rule question, was re
elected by his old constituents today as a
Unionist. Mr. Doughty received 4040 votes,
against 3189 cast for Mr. J. Wlntrlngham.
France and Reciprocity
PARTS. Aug. 3—The Tpmps this after
noon says the United States has notified
the French Minister for Foreign Affairs,
M. Del Gasse, that Bhe desires to enlarge
the reciprocity treaty by Including new
products. France, the paper adds, has ac
cepted the suggestion and the negotiations
jon the subject Will be opened.
Fire at Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 3.—A fine residence
belonging to James T. Leary and a cottage
belonging to Mrs. Mary Joseph were en
tirely destroyed by fire this evening. The
loss will be about $6000, partly Insured.
Vessels for St. Michaels
VANCOUVER, B. C Aug. 3.—Tho steam
er Garonne sailed for St. MlehaeLlast night
with three stern-wheel steamers and a
barge In tow.
A Consensus of the Reports of United
States Consuls Shows Wonderful
Possibilities for Empire
NEW YORK, Aug. 3.—A spiolal to the
Tribune from Washington says:
To the United States the growth and de
velopment of the empire of Russia are al
ways Interesting, and therefore some re
cent repofti by American Consuls will
be of value.
Two of the reports consist entirely cf
Consul-General Holloway, writing from
St. Petersburg) transmits a long extract
from the Russian newspaper, the Novoe
Vremya. It alludes to the frequent failure
of the cereal crops In the same localities in
Russia, ;tnd explains it on the theory that
the soil Is Impoverished. It states that ths
famine of 1891, as well its the present one,
was caused by Impoverishment, in the
Central Chervoslen region all. the forests
have been cut down. Changes in the tariff
on grain and the low price of cereals, owing
to the conditions of the International rnur
ket, are referred to as destroying the. ag
riculture of that region. The whole twelve
governments in Russia and parts of oth
ers are reported famine-stricken.
The substance of the Russian civil engi
neer's recent lecture on the scarcity of
grain and measures to avoid distress is
stated by Consul Smith from Moscow. He
suggested the prohibition, as ln 1891, of the
export of grain, hay and straw and the
extension by the government of pecuniary
old to the distressed districts.
Consul-General Holloway cites the steps
taken by the agricultural associations to
Influence the Introduction of agricultural
implements. The government has granted
the requests and a portion of the new regu
lations have gone Into effect. The rest will
do so In September.
These matters are properly supplemented,
though not formally Inserted as a supple
ment by a translation from the Journal Dcs
Debats of Paris, sent by Consul Morris
of Ghent. It Is a long and interesting arti
cle, friendly to Russia and somewhat spec
ulative in character. However, it is worth
restatement ln a few sentences. Without
any Important changes on the frontiers, the
Inhabitants, In 1837, numbered 67,000.000; in
18f.!>, 74,000,000; In ISSS, 108,000,000; In 1897,
000,000. The Russian people have more than
sextupled since Chappe predicted lis ap
proaching end. There is no reason to be
lieve this progress will slacken.
The nineteenth century has seen the col
onization of Southern Russia, the twenti
eth will see that of Central Asia anil Si
beria. Put the curious thins in this arti
cle Is the fact stated that while the popu
lation of Central and old Russia Is growing
LfP per cent, the other regions are increas
ing at the rate of 40 to CO per cent); It: Is
held that all this does not mean that tho
great Russian race is ln decay. Its popula
tion is gradually getting into new regions
conquered during the past centuries. The
center of gravity is moving toward the
south and east. It is arguedi that It does not
mean that a general distribution will fol
low. It probably means the return of the
government to Moscow and later, when Si
beria shall be in turn colonlzed.it may be
necess-nry to remove the capital to th* east,
toward the legendary centers of Tamerlane
and Ghengls-Khang, whose heritage Rus
sia is now reaching. The notices of facts,
and the more or less speculative Inferences
therefrom, do not seem to show that any
famine whatever or any possible crowding
of the vast tracts of Russia will avail with
in tho limits of a conceivable future to stay
the progress of the nation. The connection
between the two sets of reports shown
above Is temporary and local. For a short
time in certain districts great distress hap
pens, but the government by timely atten
tion may even then avert a calamity. It
seems that the Russian Ministry have tak
en som» nf these steps.
She Threatens to Make Things Lively
for the Prince
LONDON, Aug. 3.—There appears to be
some mystery in connection with the de
parture of the Princess of Wales for Copen
hagen. It Is seml-ofllclally re-afllrmed that
her leaving England is due to the illness
cf her mother, the Queen of Denmark, hut
two denials of Her Majesty's illness have
been received from Copenhagen, and ru
mors are current that the Princess hus had
another disagreement with the Prince of
Wales, similar to the quarrel which took
the Princess abroad for some months in
189.3. She then threatened to summon a
council to meet at Copenhagen and to
expose the whole domestic situation.
Some support is lent to the rumor of the
Queen of Denmark's sickness by a tele
gram from Athens this afternoon, saying
that her son, the King of Greece, leaves
there ut six o'clock this evening for Copen
hagen ln order to see his sick mother.
The Queen Better
COPENHAGEN, Aug. 3.—The reports of
the indisposition of Queen Louise of Den
mark, mother of the Princess of Wales, are
not true. The visit of the Princess of
Wales, who started for Copenhagen today,
Is perhaps made earlier than expected, but
a family reunion had been arranged for
August 10th. The Queen drove out this
afternoon. . 1 ....
None of His Ships Were in Condition
to Fight
NEW YORK, Aug. 3.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from Gibraltar says: The following
advices have been received from the Trib
une correspondent at Cadiz:
It Is now an open secret that not a single
fighting ship of Admiral Camara's squadron
is In fit condition to go into action. Tho
Pelayo's boilers have given out, the firing
gear and turrets of the Carlos V are un
manageable, the Audaz is completely use!
up by the recent excursion to the Suez and
the armaments of the auxiliary cruisers
are lamentably defective.
In case of any hitch in the peace nego
tiations, the Pelayo and Carlos V would
under no circumstances undertake an en
gagement here or In the open sea, but would
take refuge behind the formidable forts
of Cartagena.
The auxiliary cruiser Alfonso XIII and
the Pielago have sailed from Cadiz tor the
Admiral Camara with his flagship, the
Pelayo. Carlos V, the Rapldo, the Patrlota,
I the Audaz, the Geraldo and the Buenos
Ayres still remain here.
The garrison at Cadiz now consists of
about 26,000 men. On Friday and Saturday
additional torpedo defenses and mines were
laid In the entrance to Cadiz harbor. The
light houses remain extinguished. Three
guns ot twenty-four centimetre calibre have
ar mm \ fK Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater
Voniyht - Voniyht
I.ORENZ AND ALLEN, eccentric comedians. The Society KntertaineM SIDNEY GRANT AMD
MISS NORTON. NAT M URliillASl vocalist MR. AND MRS. KD OOOLMAN, Novel Musical
EDWIN R. LANK. THB BIOGRAPH; Roojevclfs Rough Riders.
PRICKS NEVER CHANGlNG—Evenings, reserved seats, 25c and 50c: gallery, 10c.
Regular matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 25c to any part of the house;
gallery, 10c; children, 10c any seat. The Waiter Orpheum Co. Baa much pleasure In
auaouuotni the engagement for a brief season, commencing Monday, Auguit Bth, of that
well-known Comedian, GEO HART, lato Hallen nnd Hart.
. Tl.««*«« JOHN C. FISHER, Manager.
Durbank Theater tel. mahJi.to
thi S l^ek ndcv " yn,BM Vho flacon Company and Sooryo IP. Webster
In the_Stupendous gk m . ■ j t O-i
Scenic Production Under I*l6 J f Old?* OtCIV
PRICES—IB(I, 25c, S.-.C and 50n. MATINEE SATURDAY-PRICES. lOe and 280
Round Trip 5Q Cents I^h^T^
n , ffk ,m, /» TRAINS LEAVE ARCADE
Ooutnern Iracirtc Company depot for
BANTA MONICA. Dally,9:ooa. m., 1:855:15 p. m. Sundays, S:00, 8:50. 9:00, 10:08,
11:00 a. m„ 12:00 li,, 1:00,1:88, 2:00, 5:15, 6:80,7:15, 7:45 p. m.
"PLYING DUTCHMAN" train is 8:50 a. in.; 23 minutes to Santa Monica. No stops.
SAN PEDRO AND LONG REACH. Daily, 0:00 a. m., 1:40 p. m., 5:03 p. m. Sun
days Long Beach, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a. m., 1:10. 5:03 p. m„
's\N PEDRO, 8:00, 9:00,11:00 a. m., 1:40, 8:08, 11:18 p. m.
Reach trains leave earllej than the above time from the following centrally located
stations: River Station, 12 mln., Naud Junction, 9 mln.. Commercial St., 7 mln., First
*"Pree Band Concerts on Esplanade at Santa Monica 2:00 p. m. every Saturday and
Sunday, by Celebrated Los Angeles Military Rand.
Special Attractions every Sunday. CAMERA OBSCURA on beach. Get Jokes on
friends. Live Alligator and Mountain Lion.
Last Sunday train leaves Santa Monica Canyon 9:40 p. m., Santa Monica 10:00 p. m.
f ° r L;i's 5 t Sunday train leaves San Pedro and Long Reach 9:45 p. m. for Los Angeles.
CATALINA' ISLAND—Direct connection; no wait. Sunday?, 9:00 a. m.; Satur
days n-oi) n m I:4ti p. m., 5:03 p. M.i Other days. 9:00 a. m., 1:40 p.m.
Good Pishing at I'orl Los Angeles and San Pedro. Take early trains.
§an Diego and Coronado Beach—
Excursion Stugust sth 6th
0 0. 00 Sor tho S?ound Urip ~ ,
Proportionately low rates from all points on tho Southern California Railway.
Excursion to tSnsenada, 7/fexico
In connection with above. 85.00 for the roand trip from San Diego, tickets good returning
until August 2»th Only nine h ours at sea to visit Mexico. F.xcursiou to Coronado Island
August loth Irom San Diego. Steamer Santa Rosa. Round trip 50 cents.
Santa &a Jioitte Office, 200 Spring Stroot
Terminal Railway Attractions Saturday and Sunday
Germinal Sstand Sunday
50c ROUND TRIP ! 90-foot high dive by Prof. Kahn, the world-famed swim-
mer. Grand concert by Southern Marine Band all day.
mm jt ' Amateur row boat race; first prize, elegant new row boat
Go Catalina
G 2 «urs-or <£onf fioach Saturday
Sunday — returning \. Band concert in the atternoon. Methodist camp meeting;
Sunday or Monday. special song services Sunday.
Trains leave 8:88 a. ni. \ Tra j n s leave 8:35 a. m., *i 0:35 a. m., 1:55 p. m., 5:40 p. m.; re
ce'p, eurnla"; saturdaY turning leave beaches at 4:15 p.m., 6:40 p.m., '9:45 p.m.
S&,'utr«a <* S " nda y train * Cl-I QFKIgE ET 230 S. Spriny St.
Santa Catalina Island Three and a half hours
from Los Angeles.
Sroat Attractions for f a fa-rf a y an£f > SutldttJ/
August 6th and 7th
Carl 7/fartens' Opera Company, with &ult Chorus
Vhe Celebrated Hand - - "Che Crupiion of Sugar jCoaf
Z7he Camera Obscura - TJho Ifyarine Sardons
Three boats Saturday. GRAND EXCURSION SUNDAY, allowing six hours on the
island, returning same day. Fare, round trip, going Saturday or Sunday, returning same
Sunday or following Monday, J2.50.
tel. Main 36 BANNING COMPANY. 222 S. Spring St.
Santa Catalina Island fam our c^ arAto ammef
Our Splendid Orchestra and Other Sroat Attractions
THE HOTEL METROPOLE and ISLAND VILLA are open and offer big Inducements for the
summer season. SPLENDID STEAMER SERVICE from San Pedro; three boats Saturdays.
GRAND EXCURSION SUNDAYS, allowing 6 hours on the Island, returning same day: two
boats other days. See railroad time tables: (or lull information, Illustrated pamphlets and
rates, apply to BANNING COMPANY, 222 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, Cal. Tel. Main 36.
There Is Fun at Santa Monica
Angeles Military Band every Saturday and Sunday.
HUCkleberrieS — deceived &resh Coory 'Jtforniny. I °all
Tel. Main 395. Althouse 3-ruit Co., 2/3-2/5 2lf. Second St.
_~..„..-„ r*„*»l„», E a , m TWELFTH AND GRAND AVH.NUU
tt/ilshire Ostricn rarm — breeding birds, eggs, chicks.
n 1 he only Ostrich Farm where feathers are manufactured.
been placed In position at San Felipe, but
their supply of ammunition is limited.
The Successful Robbery of a Bank at
SEDAUA, Mo., Aug. 3.—The Rank of
Commerce was the victim of a sneak thief
at the noon hour Monday, and ft is almost
certain a rich Ixiul was made, although
President John J. Yeater and Cashier
Adam Ittel refused to divulge the amount
of the loss. While either Yeater or Ittel
was at the cashier's window the thief
made his way through a side door Into the
directors' room, ln the rear of the bank
proper, and then stepped Inside of the
railing from where he took only a couple
of steps into the vault, where he helped
Sagasta Hectored
PARTS, Aug. 3—A Temps, .Madrid, spec
ial says the newspapers are attacking
Premier Sagasta and his colleagues, Ihe
correspondent of the Temps continues.
They assert that the Premier opened nego
tiations yesterday with Senor Pldell, Presi
dent of the Spanish Chamber of Deputies,
with the view of returning the conserva
tives to power as soon as peace Is arranged',
believing that the conservatives are mort
competent to re-organize the country.
Sonor Sagasta's partisans deny this.
Viceroy Curzon
LONDON, Aug. 3.—Tt is reported that Mr.
George N. f'urzon, the Parliamentary Sec
retary of the -Foreign Office, has accepted
the office of Viceroy of India in succession
to the Far! of Elgin. Mr. Cnrzon married
Miss Mary Loiter, the daughter of Mr. L.
'A. Letter of Chicago.
Percival's Tramp
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 3.—Henry
Perclval, an Englishman who left Boston
August 1 to walk to Salt Lake City within
ninety days, on a wager, passed through
this city last night. He covered the dis
tance from Worcester since 8 o'clock yes
terday morning.
Plucky Schoolma'am
xiuuaj utuuuiuin niu I
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 3.—At Anadarka,
Oklahoma, a negro named Barrett was
killed while trying to enter the room of
Miss Phoebe Stokes, a school teacher. Miss
Stokes heard him opening a window and
fired six shots Into his body, killing him
Shaffer's Report of Sickness During
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.—General Shat
ter has sent the following sanitary report
for August 1:
Total sick, 4,23 d; total fever cases, 3.17P;
new cases of fever, 659; cases of fever re
turned to duty, 079; deaths on August 1, 13.
Steamer Passengers
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3.—The steamer
romona sailed today with the following
For Port Los Angeles—E. P. Clark, wife,
son and three daughters, L. C. MeKerby,
R. C. Felge, C. E. Dryd-en, E. R. Smith and
wife, Miss A. L. Stephens, Miss B, For
rester; Miss Okew, Miss Rrlen, T. W. Garn
ner, Rev. B. M. Rarford, T. A. Templeton,
W. Parker.
For Santa Barbara—Mrs. C. M. Sturgls,
E. Lennon, C. A. Jossa, Miss M. Lennon,
Miss L. Magrath, E. Hartley and wife,
W. A. Sheldon. B. Magee, Mrs. A. F. Sex
ton, Miss C. Engelhardt, Mrs. Judd, Dr.
E. A. Clay, J. C. Hall.
For Redondo—Miss V. Morse, Miss Por
ter, J. K. Lnw and wife, C. C. Seymore,
Mrs. J. J. Osborne, Mrs. W. W. Carter, Mr.
Adams, Miss Hayes, Miss A. Bayton, Mrs.
Giles, S. Jones, B, Asher, J. Bennet.
Illinoisans to the Front
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.—The Fifth Illi
nois Regiment of Infantry, commanded by
Colonel Culver, according to an order Just
issued, will be sent to Porto Rico. The
Fifth was a member of General Grant's
Brigade, and last week was directed to
hold itself In readiness to reinforce General
Miles, but had to give way to the One Hun
dred and Sixtieth Indiana. General Grant's
Brigade Is still at Newport News awaiting
transportation, and it will be Increased by
the addition of the Fifth Illinois, making
four regiments in all.
Ordered to Montauk
WASHINGTON. Aug. 3.—A1l the troops
of cavalry with Shafter's army, and t»«
eight companies of Roosevelt's Roujh
■Riders have been ordered to proceed to
Montauk Point, L. 1., for encampment.
General Shafter has been directed to vie
nil the transport facilities he can com
mand and to transport the troops north as
rapidly as possible. The regular cavalry
with Shafter comprises eight companies
each of the First,. Third, Sixth Nlntt and
Tenth, all dismounted, and four mointed.
troops of the Second.

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