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Mrs. Malkemaus of farmlngton Dies
In the Attempt to Rescue Her
Burning Family
STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. 23.—The story of
a woman's terrible death by fire and the
probably fatal burning! of her six months'
old baby was brought to this city today
by the Rev. F. A. Morrow, pastor of the
Methodist church at Farmlngton, where the
funeral of the unfortunate wife and mother
took place yesterday. * ' ,
The victim of the flames was Mrs. C. E.
Malkemaus, the young wife of a man em
ployed In the mines of Tuolumne county.
■With her three children, ranging in age from
six months to five or six years, she resided
In a cottage three miles from the town of
Jacksonville end about thirty miles east
of Farmlngton. Last Sunday evening at
about dusk, Mrs. Malkemaus prepared to
wash the children, and set a lamp near a
tub of water ln the house. She stepped out
doors for a minute, and on returning found
that the little ones had overturned the
lamp, from which the blazing oil spread
over the floor. With a scream of terror
the young mother seized one of the chil
dren and ran with It to the open air.
Dashing back Into the house she found that
the flames had caught ln the clothing ot
her baby and of the eldest child, a boy of
five or six years. She tried to extinguish
the blaze with a blanket, but ln spreading
it over the children she fanned the now
fierce flre against her own clothing, which
blazed up in an Instant, completely en
veloping the poor woman. Though burn
ing to death she picked up the baby, hug
ging it to her breast, and ran shrieking
from the house.
In the meantime a man who was at work
ln the vicinity of the place hastened to tbe
cottage, attracted by the screams. As
he reached the woman her clothing dropped
from her body. Her arms sank helplessly
to her side and her little child, with cloth
ing all ablaze, fell to the ground. The moth
er's last thought was for her offspring, and,
as she sank down, she cried out, "Don't
help me, but get my little boy."
The flre within the dwelling was making
fast headway, but the rescuer darted Into
the house and took the boy out. Tbe little
fellow was burned on ths left side of the
face, the burns including his ear and nose.
Mrs. Malkemaus was literally roasted, the
flesh being terribly burned over almost her
whole body, but, her life fluttered until
morning, when she died. The babe was
also frightfully burned, most of the surface
of the body having been roasted by the
flames, and It Is thought the Injuries will
be fatal. The house was completely de
stroyed, and had It not been for the last
words of the unfortunate mother as she
fell to the ground, where she lay uncon
scious, the little boy would have been burned
to death ln the house. Mrs. Malkemaus
was only twenty-one years of age.
The remains were taken to Farmlngton,
and a telegram was sent to the Rev. Mr.
Morrow, who was at Pacific Grove, asking
him to return and hold the funeral services
yesterday. The funeral was one of the
largest ever seen at that place.
A Fresno Dastard Dynamites a Private
FRESNO, Aug. 23.—A dastardly attempt
was made at 10:30 tonight to blow the fam
ily of A. G. Laverone, who lives at E and
Merced streets Into eternity, a dynamite
bomb or stick of giant powder having been
thrown on the top of the house by the
would-be assassin. The explosion was ter
rlfllc and tore a great hole ln the roof,
playing havoc with the contents of the
room beneath. Laverone was absent at the
time, but Mrs. Laverone, her children and
an Italian cook named Gianlni, who has a
room in the house, were at home. Ths
room which received the full force of the
explosion was used as a storeroom and
considerable damage was done to the con
tents. The explosion set flre to some of
the material and had it not been for the
prompt arrival of officers, who extin
guished the blaze the house might have
been destroyed, for the Laverones were too
badly frightened to venture into the build
ing. There is no clew as yet to the per
petrator of the outrage. The Laverones
have had trouble with a number of people
over business and family matters, and
suspicion is directed against some of these.
The officers are making a thorough Inves
tigation, though no one has been arrested
'A Tremendous Increase During the
Past Tear
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.-In the forth
coming annual report of the commissioner
•f pensions, H. Clay Evans, it will be
shown that on June 30, 1897, there were on
the rolls of the pension bureau 976,014 pen
sioners. To this must be added 6862 orig
inal claims granted but not recorded and
762 restorations which were not entered at
the time on the books. '
Commissioner Evans granted 63,648 orig
inal claims during the past year and re
stored 4085 pensioners to the benefits of
pensions. The pensioners now aggregate
3c040,356. More pensions were granted last
year than at any time from 1869 up to 1880.
There is absolutely no means of even ap
proximating what the claims will be un
der the recent war. The pension office has
done nothing with the claims that have
been filed up to this time. They do not
aggregate a hundred and for the most part
are claims of widows and the next of kin
of the soldier boys who fell before Santi
ago. Before a claim can be perfected It
must contain the full record of the sol
dier's service and this information has not
yet been compiled by the war department.
When this Is done the claims will be speed
ily taken up.
Want to Let Go
LONDON, Aug. 23.—The Dally Chroni
cle's Madrid correspondent says: The gov
ernment proposes the cortes shall meet
again before the peace commission assem
bles in Paris. The suspension of the guar
antees will be partially raised, allowing
public meetings to be held for municipal
elections. La Correspondenda de Espana,
El Correo and Pals seem to favor the aban
donment of the Philippines. The papers
advocate making use of Spain's undevel
oped mineral wealth for the country's fin
ancial recovery. A government decree has
been Issued canceling export duties on
manufactured goods to the Antilles.
Court Martial Trials
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23.-The first
base before the new general court martial
ippolnted by General Miller was that of
Private Andrew W. Scruggs of the First
renaasaea regiment, charged with an as
sault upon Dan Thomas, a negro, wtth in
tent to kill. Second Lieutenant John W.
Hausearman of the Twentieth Kansas,
who had been assigned to defend the pris
oner, raised the objection that the accusa
tion was defective, because it failed to
show where and when the alleged offense
was committed. Without deciding the
question the court adjourned.
Charge's against several other members
of the Tennessee regiment, of breaking Into
the house of the Thomas family, will prob
ably be taken up after the case of Scruggs
has been disposed of. General Miles has
appointed a board of officers to assess the
personal and property damages to the
Thomas family.
Spanish Soldiers Not Anxious to Be
Sent Home
CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 23.—1t Is re
ported that Gen. Pando's visit here was not
wholly for recreation, but that he proposed
to leading resident Spaniards owning
large tracts of land that many thousands
of Spanish troops now ln Cuba, being ac
customed to a tropical climate and anxious
to come, would gladly come to Mexico as
colonists, to be distributed all over the
country. The government has given many
liberal charters for colonies, and public
opinion would favor this immigration, com
posed of men who are strong and accus
tomed from earliest years to labor, being
conscripted largely from the agricultural
class ln Spain.
Cattle Thieves Caught
ST. LOUIS, August 23.—A special to the
Republic from Texarkana, Texas, Bays:
The officers of this city received a request
from the citizens along the Red river val
ley ln the neighborhood of the Jafes plan
tation to come to that place at once to lead
a posse In the capturing of a gang ot negro
cattle thieves. The settlers of the valley
after a hunt of ten days have corralled the
gang of IS negroes, who are heavily armed,
and who will fight to the last. The negroes
have entrenched themselves ln dense ra
vines. The officers here have gone to the
scene under Deputy Sheriff Melvln Ander
son, fully armed. If the negroes are
caught alive It to feared that they will be
The Search for Andrea
BERLIN, Aug. 23.—The expedition of
Theodore Lerner, which started ln May last
to search for Herr Andree and to prosecute
scientific Investigations, has returned to
Hammerfest ln order to enable his ship,
the Heligoland, to refit, prior to starting on
another voyage. Herr Lerner found no
trace of the missing aeronaut, but
achieved interesting geographical and sci
entific results.
Shafter's Report
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23,-The war de
partment tonight received the following
from Gen. Shafter:
"Adjutant General, Washington: Sani
tary report for August 23: Total number
sick, 900; total number fever cases, 631; to
taV new fever cases, 71; total fever cases
returned to duty, 85; deaths for three days,
8. SHAFTER, Major General."
Spain's Commission
LONDON, Aug. 24.—The Dally News'
Madrid correspondent says: The Cuban
and Porto Rlcan commission will meet on
September 3d. The correspondent also says
that the Spanish sailors In the United
States refused to give parole that they will
not take up arms against the repubtlo.
Alaskan Advices
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23.—The Alaska
Exploration company has received advices
bearing date of Dutch Harbor, August 7,
and St. Michael, August 3, bringing news of
the arrival of the steamers Resolute, Hol
yoke and Navarro. The masters of those
vessels report the weather on Bering sea
calm, with plenty of water In the Yukon.
Miss Gould's Bounty
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-At a meeting of
the Woman's National War Relief associa
tion at the Windsor hotel today it was
announced that Miss Helen Gould had
given 125,000 to purchase food and delicacies
for the 111 and wounded soldiers at Camp
Easily Discouraged
man, an employe In the railroad foundry,
committed suicide this evening by taking
opium. He leaves two children. The only
reason known for the act was that his
wife is a hopeless Invalid.
Fell Into a Hole
William Grany, an old man, fell into an
excavation at the corner of Sixth and
Spring, streets yesterday afternoon and
sustained several cuts on the right side
of the face and head. He was attended at
the receiving hospital.
The German Army
BERLIN, Aug. 23.—1t is understood that
the increase ln the German army will
amount to 22,500 men, Involving an extra
outlay of 14,000.000 marks, besides additions
to the artillery and other services.
St. Michael Passengers
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23.—The steamer
Cleveland sailed for St. Michael today. She
carried few passengers, but a full cargo of
provisions and mining supplies.
German Good Sense
BERLIN, Aug. 23.—As regards the dis
position of the Philippine islands, the Ger
man diplomats do not believe that America
Intends to keep all the Islands.
In Good Spirits
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.—A dispatch re
ceived at the war department tonight from
Gen. Merrltt says Ihe spirits of the troops
at Manila are excellent.
A Daughter Born
LONDON, Aug. 23.—Mrs. George N. Cur
son, wife of the newly appointed viceroy of
India, was accouched of a daughter at the
Priory, Reigate, today.
Soldiers From Santiago
BOSTON, Aug. 23.—The hospital ship
Olivette, with nearly 200 sick soldiers on
board, arrived at quarantine from New
York today.
Ironical Ifs
If a pugilist stops talking he may get
Into a fight.
If noiseless powder comes Into general
use we will never hear It.
If a man has dyspepsia his wife generally
suffers more from It than he does.
If an original Idea happened to strike i
some men It would simply paralyse them.
,If every man would fight as he talks the
earth would very soon be depopulated.
If cleanliness Is next to godliness soap
ought to possess the odor of sanctity.
If dreams are of no earthly use they at .
least don't bother a man when he's busy.
If a man could read his own biography It
would surprise him more than anyone else.
If a man looks up hU family tree he's
■ure to discover monkeys on some of the
branch**.—Chicago News.
i i
Admiral Sampson Pointedly Disputes
the Assertion Made by an Eng
lish Naval Expert
BOBTON. Aug. 23.—A Boston Journal re
porter interviewed Rear Admiral Sampson
on the train for Washington. Admiral
Sampßon was reminded that Admiral Cot
omb, the English authority, had said that
this war had taught no lessons ln naval ar
chitecture or naval strategy.
"If he said that," was the comment, "He
does not know what he Is talking about, for
the war has taught a great many things.
For one thing, it has shown the necessity
of making ships of war fireproof. It won't
suffice merely to make the woodwork fire
proof, ln my opinion, for there are objec
tions to the process, as It Involves unneces
sary expenditures, and ships ought to be
built practically without woodwork at all,
and there Is no good reason why this can
not be done. After the way ln which the
woodwork of the Spanish ships caught flre
and caused the destruction of the ships
there can be no question about the Import
ance of this change."
"We are not likely to hear so much about
torpedo boats as we used to hear before
the war." was suggested.
"Probably not. At the same time, It must
be remembered that torpedo boats have
never had a really fair test. They have al
ways been faulty ln construction; neces
sary qualities have been, sacrificed to
speed. There Is no good reason why a tor
pedo boat should have a speed of more than
twenty-four or twenty-five miles an hour,
but It has been thought so important lo
have them speedy that they have been made
too light and ln some Instances they are
little better than eggshells. The torpedo
boat has its uses, but it ought to be built
according to the right ideas.
"It won't do, either, to draw too hasty a
conclusion from the way In which the Glou
cester, which was a converted yacht, did
up the Furor and the Pluton. The Glouces
ter was hastily transformed Into a torpedo
boat destroyer, it Is true, but It Is not a
small boat by any means."
"How about the big guns? The 8-inch
and the rapid-fire guns seem to have done
most of the execution bolh at Manila and
at Santiago, and a great many people seem
to think the guns of higher caliber, the 12-
Inch and the 13-lnch, are not of so much ac
count ln battle.
"Tho big guns will always be 'needed.
There Is work which they can do and which
Is out of the question for the smaller cali
"There Is the question of smokeless pow
der for several reasons. First and most
Important Is the great advantage in ve
locity. With ordinary powder the velocity
Is something like 2100; with smokeless pow
der tt Is nearer 2500. Ships using black pow
der are at a disadvantage, too, from the
fact that when one gun has been discharg
ed, the gun next to it must wait until the
smoke has cleared away before the target
can be sighted. These are some of the rea
sons why smokeless powder Is to be pre
ferred to any other."
Jack Cudahy Has Paid All His Debts
and Is Again a Rich Man
Chicago grit and (resourcefulness are
well exemplified by the career of "Jack"
Cudahy. Had he possessed only a trifle
less persistence, had he faltered for an In
stant, failure complete and final would
have been his portion. Six years ago he
was. rated at four million dollars. Six
months later he was rated at nearly one
million dollars more, through a daring deal
ln pork and provisions. Five years ago on
August 1 his fortune wos swept away in
one day in the wildest scramble ever seen
on the Chicago board of trade. When the
smoke and dust of that fight blew away
John Cudahy was something Ilk? one and
one-half million dollars poorer than penni
less; he owed that sum above his fortune.
Today he has paid off all of his obligations,
and is once more enrolled among the
wealthy men of the city. Grit was the
potent factor ln this revival of fortune.
Cudahy failed at a time when the nation
seemed on the verge of smashing and when
dollars were as big as cart wheels to rich
men. The prospects for his recovering
from the terrific blow In the belief of able
financiers were mighty slim. Yet he went
to work with hundreds of thousands of dol
lars of paper out against Ills name; he
struggled gamely until within five years he
has paid all and has a good big fortune be
There has been a peculiar feature to John
Cudahy's operations ever Bince he was a
boy of 14. Five-year periods have been
marked ln all that he has done. He was
horn In Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland,
on November 3, 1813. Early ln 1819 his
parents came to this country. When he
was 10 years old they removed to Milwau
kee. At IB he entered Edward Roddle's
big packing houso, and ln a few years he
was a trusted employe. Five years after
he began to work for John Blankinton. He
rose to the position of manage r and ln one
more cycle of five years became partner,
Just as the war broke out. Then a number
of changes were made until 1876, when he
came to this city and began packing and
speculating. In five years he was rated
as a millionaire and a leader on the board.
Five years later' he had doubled his for
tune. Five years later he saw his millions
vanish and himself reduced to penury. In
another five years he paid off all of his ob
ligations and is rich again.
There has been no fuss and feathers or
hlare of trumpets in the making of John
Cudahy's latest fortune. He has worked
quietly, making no spectacular plays ln a
speculative way, but all the time he has
been a steady money maker. At the time
of the explosion in Havana harbor he saw
a prospective drop in stock values,and sold
steadily. He knew, however, It could be
but a temporary decline, and ln a few days
covered his short sales at an Immense profit.
Naturally, Mr. Cudahy has always been a
bull, and during the early days of the
Spanish-American war he bought every
thing in sight. There are few things
on the list which have not paid him enor
mous profit, j He Is one of the few men on
'change to whom the wheat pit has not
been an expensive luxury. He has had the
rare good fortune to buy at the bottom and
sell at the top, or reverse the conditions.
When in his Judgment it has seemed a good
thing to do either to buy or sell, ninety
nine times out of a hundred he has been
right. Back of all Mr. Cudahy's success
Is the fact that) he Is a born speculator.
He has never been a plodder, satisfied with
returns for services with which the ma
jority of young men would be satisfied.
Said a board of trade director the other
day: "It Is doubtful If John Cudahy has
a single enemy in the long list of men with
whom he has been thrown ln contact ln the
i making of his millions. No man can say
'Jack' Cudaby now owes him a dollar or
ever defrauded him of a single cent."—
Chicago Chronicle.
Charles Mohnnann's Experiences In
South America!
Nearly six feet high, very dark from the
burning ot a tropical sun, but sinewy and
strong ln appearance, was Charles H.
Mohrmann a few days ago a* he related his
story ot the hunting of the egret ln South
America. At first glance he would be tak
en for an officer in the Spanish or Cuban
army who had been exposed to the ele
ments ln a campaign. He started ln his
present career from the feather and hat
district of New York city In an endeavor
to reach the source of supply of this most
valuable millinery decorative finery. In
his quest he hunted through Mexico nnd
Central America, only to find that the
game was pretty much hunted out ln those
countries, and traveled on Into Venezuela
before he found the birds ln rookeries, for
It Is ln «. gathering of this kind only that
they can be shot with profit. These rook
eries may be sought for years without suc
The egret Is a shy bird. Their rookeries
are ln places not easy of access, but may
be approached In a small launch. The birds
roost ln high tirees stranding In water. The
hunter approaches cautiously, anchors
under the trees and then shoots from day
light until dark. A fowling piece is the
weapon used. The birds fall near the canoe
and are picked up by the hunter. Dogs are
not used, because the alllgatorß are very
fond of dogs. These rookeries contain
from 10,000 to 80,000 birds, about 15 per cent
of which may be taken. Only the old birds
are shot, and then not until the young ones
are able to take care of themselves, which
Is when they are about six weeks old. There
are big rookeries on Aprene, a tributary ot
the Orinoco. A privilege costs about $2000
and 60 per cent of the proceeds. Each
bird Is worth $125. The feathers for which
they are hunted grow on the back and
hang down over a short, stulbby tall. About
' 8000 ounces were shipped from the Aprene
region to New York last year. This would
approximate about 200,000 birds. The
amounts shipped to Paris and London are
larger, but the figures are not obtainable.
They are used In the English army for of
ficers' helmets.—N. Y. Sun.
Bismarck Had No Sympathy for Spain
Frledrichsruhe—Bismarck's lack of touch
with the Americans and their institutions
was sufficient to account for the absence
of any great Interest ln American affairs
on his part, but I am able to affirm that ,as
far as Spain Is concerned, Bismarck had
but little sympathy for her ln her troubles.
No prospect of gaining coaling stations
justified her, In his far-seeing eyes, ln In
curring the risk of a possible collision with
America. However, Bismarck looked to
Yon Bulow, Germany's foreign minister,
with the greatest confidence and regarded
him to the last as one of the most capable
of those graduated from his own school
and benefited by his teaching.
Bismarck had the fullest confidence that
Yon Bulow woull prove able to pilot Ger
many's Interests ln this delicate matter.
Sometimes, when this or that in the con
duct of public affairs was not going exact
ly to his liking he would burst out pathet
ically to an Intimate visitor:
"Ah! I should like to give a bit of my
mind, but, alas! I have no longer the nerve
or strength to do so effectually. Alas! I
am no longer able to play that melody."
Among other items which Bismarck dis
approved was the introduction of the irri
tating Sabbatarian ordinances. He said
that their Irksome provisions were opposed
to the spirit of the German national char
Now that Germany ts passing through
the throes of hor cruet bereavement, or
phaned and severed forever from com
munion with the glunt parent mind which
guided her safely toward her present mag
nificent adolescence, these views sound as
a solemn message from the grave and must
command reverent attention.
His one anxiety ln connection with the
present struggle was that Germany should
keep out of any entanglement ln thePhll-
Ipplnes.—New York Herald.
Better Than Prohibition
Rev. Madison C. Peters of New York, ln
an address at Ocean Grove on Sunday last,
took up the drink question from the eco
nomic side and declared that ln 1895 three
times as much money was expended for
liquor ln this country as was required to
run the government of the United States,
and he added as an estimate that fully one
half of the drink bill of the country comes
out of the wages of the worklngmen. But,
whatever the extent of the evil, experience
has shown that the remedy is not to be
found In a repressive legislation; and Rev.
Mr. Peters seems to have had that thought
In mind when he said:
Now, if you must drink, buy a gallon and
make your wife barkeeper. When you are
dry, give her 15 cents for a drink, and when
the whisky Is gone, she wll! have, after pay
ing for It, $6.75 left, and every gallon there
after will yield the same profit. This mon
ey she should put away, so lhat when you
have became an inebriate, unable to support
yourself, your wife may have money
enough to keep you until your time comes
to fill a drunkard's grave.
This advice was not original with the di
vine. The author of It, according! *o hi*
statement, was an actor, who had thus
counseled a friend' addicted to strong
drink. It may be doubted whether either
the stage or the pulpit has ever offered
a more practical solution of a great social
and economic as. well as moral problem.
The plan suggested does not seek to break
up the drink habit, but It does aim a blow
at the treating habit, and therein lies Its
great moral efficacy. Prohibition has
proved a failure. The temperance move
ment that should enlist on Its side th,?
wives of the men who drink, however, could
scarcely fall to attain a partial success.—
Philadelphia Record.
Stockings That Lace Up the Front
The garterless stocking Is Ihe latest thing
ln the way of hoisery. It Is made with eye
let holes on cither side, which are crossed
and lnced like a shoe. The stockings keep
up admirably nnd are pretty to look at.—
New York Sun.
The Prince's Knee
LONDON, Aug. 23.—The Lancet, refer
ring to the recent Injury to the Prince of
Wales' knee, discourages the fear that the
prince will be permanently lame.
Undelivered Telegrams
There are undelivered' telegrams at the
Western Union telegraph office for William
Loftus and Hattle Gray.
Red skies above a level land;
And thoughts of thee!
Sinking sun on reedy strand,
And mystic sea!
Coming night, and drooping birds;
0, my child!
Dimness and returning herds.
Memory wild!
—Stephen Phillies ln Chicago Times-Her
ald. :
First Regular Meeting of the City
Council—Mountain Fires Well
Under Control
PASADENA (Office of The Herald, 68
East Colorado Street), August 23.—Mrs. J.
A. Buchanan, who returned last night from
San Francisco, whither she went! as dele
gate to the Red Cross convention, will
make a report to tne local society on Fri
day. Mrs. Buchanan and Miss Bartlett,
the other delegate from here, who will re
turn on Wednesday, made a plea for a Red
Cross convalescent hospital to be located
in Pasadena. The San Diego delegation
wish the hospital at that point, and San
Francisco wishes to locate It somewhere
ln the north. The question will be de
cided probably ln October. The Idea is to
maintain a hospital where sick soldiers
returning from the Philippines snd other
places at the front and not having homes
may be cared for until they are well. Mrs.
Buchanan and Miss Bartlett took north
with them twenty-five letter-paper holders,
and finding that the boys needed more than
this number secured them from the San
Francisco Red Cross society. They also
secured chest protectors for boys who they
found needed them. The delegates were
assured of the gratitude of the soldiers for
these articles and Intended to send 100
more as soon as possible, but Mrs. Buch
anan has since learned that the San Fran
cisco society, taking the hint from the
southern delegates, has supplied them.
The convention showed that the California
society Is better systematlsed than Is the
eastern society. A delegate from the
east who was sent out to instruct the Pa
cific Coast auxiliary will return to tell the
easterners to look to their laurels. A
number of the boys were found to have con
tracted coughs as a result of being without
overcoats on guard duty. Recently brown
Manila duck suits were Issued to the boys,
and they put them on over their ordinary
suits while on guard, hoping thus to keep
warm. To their surprise they were ordered
by the officer of the guards to take the
duck suits off at once. One member of Com
pany I, who hailed from Virginia, and en •
listed In Pasadena, was In danger of going
into consumption unless better cared for.
The ladles saw this member released and
placed on furlough ln San Jose, where he
will be nursed until well at the expense of
the Pasadena Red Cross society.
The Council Meeting
The city trustees held their first regular
meeting this morning at the new schedule
time, 9 o'clock. Trustee Lockett and At
torney Arthur were absent, being delegates
to the Sacramento convention. A. D.
Cochran was granted permission to erect a
wooden barn 14x24 feet north of the alley
between Colorado street and Union avenue.
The city clerk's tax report was received and
The following resolutton was Introduced
and carried: That all demands on the
treasury, which are ln the hands of the city
clerk not less than four days before the
second Tuesday ln each month, be audited
on that day and any demand not so filed
shall He over until the second Tuesday of
the month following.
Resolution 966 was rescinded. This reso
lution provided that bills be filed four days
before the second Monday In each month.
The Center street protest hearing was
postponed one week.
A petition was received and filed from
John Adams of 619 North Madison setting
forth that his property had been assessed
too highly.
The board then adjourned without having
taken up the Terminal franchise, the hid
for which has not yet been accepted or re
jected. Evidently the council has gotten
so used to Attorney Gibbon's eloquent per
suasiveness that It hates to take any step
in the matter unless Mr. Gibbon is there to
persuade. Mr. Gibbon, however. Is in no
hurry, and wishes to have the protestants
against the road make use of their last card
ln the belief that they cannot hurt th* Ter
The Mountain Fires
After five days and nights of fighting, the
men have gotten the mountain fires pretty
well under control. The situation' Is about
as tt was last night. A small flre Is burn
ing way back ln the Arroyo Beco canyon,
out of sight from this city. Unless a wind
springs up to rejuvenate the falling flames
no more men will be sent up. About forty
five Bquare miles have been burned' over.
Men were sent down this morning from
Swltzer's for more provisions, and about
$90 worth were taken up on mules. Owing
to the remoteness of the Arc from trails,
much difficulty has been experienced l ln
supplying the fighters with grub. Colby's
ranch was saved.
Arrangements have been completed for
the construction of golf links for Hotel
Green on the corner of San Pasqual street
and Wilson avenue, where the first Tour
naments of Roses were held so-mesyears
ago. Tho course will be 175 feet In width
and 2750 feet long, containing nine greens.
Teeing ground No. 1 wll be situated'at the
southeast corner of San Pasquakand Wil
son, and from there the course extends
across California street, crossing a large
gully. The electric cars will run to within
a short distance of thif grounds, and they
will be very popular, no doubt, with the
guests' of the Green.
Tho farmers' institute, which was to
have been held early In September In this
city, has been postpones to Sept. 2Uth, on
account of the Republican county conven
tion occurring Sept. 12th. The Institute
promises to be a success.
A dispatch received l from Colonel K. r.
Clark from Camp Wlkoff, Montauk point,
New York, is to the effect that Harvey-
Randall's death, which was first learned
here yesterday, occurred on Aug. sth from
rheumatism ot the heart.
The hand of death has fallen heavily upon
the Buchanan family. Today Mrs. John
T. Buchanan learned of the death of her
father, Mr. Shea, which occurred, on Aug.
17th at Betlefontalne, Ohio, and Mrs. j.
A. Buchanan, wife of Superintendent of
Streets Buchanan, learned today also of the
death of her father, John IX Wilcox, at
New Albany, Ind. Mr. Wilcox wasß4 years
of age and died Aug. 3d.
The Y. M. C. A. boys have arranged for a
bicycle ride to Los Angeles for Tuesday
evening, Aug. 30th, leaving here at 6:48
o'clock. The boys will go to the Log An
geles Y. M. C. A. rooms by invitation and
enjoy a look around. They will engage in
gymnasium work and hope to show the
'Los Angeles boys some points about ath
Ray Conger leaves tomorrow morning for
the Klondike. He received a cablegram
today from Fred Burnham, the African
scout, who Is at the head of a party of '
Pasadenans, including the Bucks, Mr. la
graham and others. Conger la a friend ot
the members of the party.
Prof. H. M. Howtandt Who for a year or
thereabouts has had charge of the Y. M.
C. A. "gym.," will open a private gymna
sium for business men and others about
Sept. Uth In J. Hall's building on the corner
of Green street and Fair Oaks avenue. In
the absence of Prof. Howland, George
Braden has taken charge of the Y. M. C. A.
The death of Miss Nannie J. Heroin oc
curred' today.
Livingston, the shoe dealer, of North
Fair Oaks avenue today sold' out to Mr.
Osborn of this city.
Two young men, who were dressed as
women, last night took occasion, to Insult
some girls Who happened to pass by, and
the act was reported. 1 hey have been ar
Impressions of England and France as
He Telia Them
Hiram Maxim, the inventor of the first
rapid fire gun, arrived on the Cunard
liner Etrula Saturday with his wife for
a two months' stay ln the land of his
birth and early life. He will leave ln a
few days for Wayne, Me., to visit his
aged mother. It is the flrst time In sev
enteen years that the inventor has had
the opportunity.
Just before the declaration of war Mr.
Maxim was ln Paris. In the eyes of the
Parisians the Americans had only a
slight chance of defeating the Spaniards.
"When I attempted to differ with
them," Mr. Maxim said, "they seemed to
pity my Ignorance. They tried to show
me that the Spanish fleet was immensely
superior to ours; that they had fast
cruisers, whereas we had only one or
two; They said we had had no experi
ence ln fighting, and that we would soon
find the Spaniards bombarding New
York and Boston and leading us a merry
ohase along the coast.
"In England people thought Spain
would give us a good deal of trouble and
that the war would last about a year,
but they all said we would conquer ln
the end.
"At the beglnnlg of the war," Mr.
Maxim went on, "a good many Britons
thought the Americans had no cause
for fighting. It was the Impression the
Maine was blown up accidentally. When
I saw the report of the commission of in
quiry I was convinced that It was an
outside explosion, and I wrote articles
under the signature of 'An Old Engineer'
or 'An Engineer and Expert on Explo
sives.' They appeared tn the London
Times, the Pall Mall Gazette, the Paris
Herald, and several engineering papers.
I asserted that the destruction of the
vessel could be satisfactorily explained
only on the hypothesis of an outside ex
plosion. My articles called out malty
editorials, and, I think, were largely in
fluential In changing English opinion to
my own way ot thinking."
There was a minute of thoughtful si
lence before Mr. Maxim replied when
asked what he considered the chief les
sons of the war as concerns the person
nel of the navy.
"It has taught us," he finally said,
"that a crutser has no business with a
battle ship. That Is the opinion ln
England. The war has also demon
strated that torpedoes and torpedo
boats are not as effective as was ex
pected by many.
"It has demonstrated that the best
fighting arm is the gun of extremely
high power—a gun which the projectile
leaves at a high rare of speed so that
Its trajectory Is flat. We must uFe guns
of higher power. The war has also
taught that almost everything depends
upon the man behind the gun. A man
who can shoot straight Is worth his
weight ln gold. I don't think hereafter
we will have any fads In naval con
struction. We don't want another Ve
suvius or Katahdin. We will stick to the
regular models. There is also a strong
feeling at present against the use of
high explosives in any quantity aboard
"American gunnery has been so effec
tive that it has caused a great commo
tion ln England. They are asking if the
English themselves could do as well
under similar conditions. It is admitted
that the accuracy of our flre was amaz
Regarding the results of the war, Mr.
Maxim said the official English classes,
with whom his business bad-frequently
brought him ln contact, are deeply in
"They think It a great-Sharrie," he said,
"for us to give up an inch of what we
have won. They think we.should keep
the Philippines at any cost."
Then the Frightened Spaniards Im
prisoned the Mayor of, Ponce
One of the humorous incidents which oc
curred at the time of the occupation of
Ponce hy the 1 American troops had the
mayor of the Porto Rlcon city as its hero.
On the day succeeding his entrance Gen
eral Wilson received a telephone call from
the prison. The call was from the mayor
of the city, who wanted to get out. He had
sung "Yankee Doodle" the afternoon be
fore while the Spaniards were looting the
stores before their departure. Some bright?
minded Individual had suggested that the
stolen goods might serve as a double pur
pose, that of shielding them from the an
ticipated bullets of the enemy as well as
replenishing their wardrobe. The sugges
tion was instantly acted upon.
They grabbed socks, shirts and other ar
ticles of clothing, wadded them together
and stuck them under their own nttlre
wherever they could find room. They helped
each other and worked with frenzied haste
to get themselves armored against the
deadly bullets from the rear, which they
already sefmed to feel in imagination.
It was while this unique scene was being
enacted that the Porto Rlcan moyor of
Ponce lifted up his voice and poured forth
the thrilling strains of "Yankee Doodle."
Whether it was the manner In which he
rendered the martial music, or the senti
ments therein expressed that offended his
audience, we do not know, but he was Im
mediately seized by the Spanish soldiery
and thrust' Into Jail. The fact th.it he was
not shot on the spot would Imply, either
that his vocal efforts temporarily para
lyzed the mental faculties of his enemies,
or with a grim determination to save him
until such time as they could think up
some punishment to fit the crime, they con
tented themselves with locking him in a
dungeon cell.—New York Sun.
A Good Salad
A new ana delirious paled Is made by
throwlng Into clear boiling syrup si ces of
peaches and nectarines, nnd some whole
raspberries and strawberries. Pour over a
claret glass of maraschino and serve iced.—
Tjondon Gentlewoman.
QLASSELL—August 28,1898. at 1413 Temple
street, Mrs. W. T. aiasyell, aged 30
years, 4 months and 12 days.
Richmond P. Hobson sunk the Merrtmas
and won plaudits and promotion. He de
served both. It Is a curloua (fleet that the)
world, say* ln rare Instances, forget* all
about the specific acts of Its heroes before
ihe heroes themselves have grown grey
headed. The exceptions to this rule are
to be found ln those cases where the deeds
of daring have "been made the subjeots
of poems by men or women whose wrlttea
words on whatever subject would live of
themselves—wHness Balaktav*. CasahV
anca and others.
There are men of high rank, sow at the
front who years ago-won advancement
and medals of honor by deeds halltd la
their day with as much acclaim as was ths
act of Hobson and his mates'. Tet who to
day outside of a few grizzled Veterans re
members anything about what the speclfis
act was which won silver leaves and gold
stars for these old warriors who are still
at the front?
At Santiago General Joe Wheeler climbed
a tree to look at the enemy. General Shaf
ter, who weighs 300 pounds, said to him: "I
wish I could do that." Tet hy climbing a
tree General Shafter, May 31, 1867, won a
medal of honor. He was badly wounded,
and to avoid being seen by a passing sur-.
geon who he feared would order him to ths
rear, he climbed a tree. Then he came
down, and with hardly a leg to stand on ha
fought all day, and congress gave htm MS
General Nelson A. Miles, May 8,1863. was
In command of skirmishers as colonel of
the Sixty-first New York volunteers. They
were holding a line of abattis against a
horde of the enemy. Miles is a big man,
and makes a fair mark. Yet to encourage
his men he kept Jumping on an eminence
and exposing himself. Inspiring his fol
lowers by his voice. He fell, finally, badly
wounded. He wears a medal of honor.
Brigadier General Guy V. Henry, whom
the soldiers love, fed his brigade ln an
awful charge at Cold Harbor One horse
went down under him. He mounted an
other and led on. The enemy's breast
works were reached, and General Henry
spurred his horse at the obstruction. The
steed was killed ln midair and with Its
rider fell in the enemy's lines. The place
was carried. Henry was and
voted a medal.
General Lloyd Wheaton's act at Fort
Blakely, Ala., April 9, 189S, was officially
called "distinguished' gallantry." He was
leading the right wing of hts regiment
across the open toward the fort In the face
of a terrific flre of musketry And artillery.
Reaching the place, he sprang through as
embrasure from which buHets were rain
ing. He was the first man to enter the
fort. He wears his medal of honor mod
General Arthur Mac Arthur received his
medal of honor when he was a subaltern In
a Wisconsin regiment. The troops were
charging up the bullet-swept slope of Mis
sionary Ridge. The color-bearers were
being picked off one after another. AtS
critical moment the flag fell from the hands
of a wounded sergeant. MaoArthW
grasped the staff and! ln a few moments
planted It with his own hand on the crest
of the ridge In the face of the retreating
General Henry C. Merriam at Fort Blake
ly, Ala., was colonel of colored troops.
With his men he was Impatiently waiting
for the order to charge. Finally he asked
permission to charge ahead of orders, and
was told to go "If he wanted to bad
enough," He led his negroes on on* of
the most heroic tflfarge* ever made. He
was promoted and 'was given one of the
medals which every army officer covets a
chance to win.
General O. O. Howard's flghitlng days
are ever, but he Is at the front neverthe
less, leading religious services for th*
soldiers. He wears a medal and carrlea
an empty sleeve. He led a charge Jtma-kfS
1862, across the whole face of the enemy's
line. A bullet struck his arm above the
elbow. He led on. Another struck the
same arm below th* elbow. He led on.
The charge was successful. At Its end
Howard walked to the hospital and had
his arm cut off.
General John R. Brooke, who, under
Miles, Is commanding at Porto Rico, never
received a medal of honor. There are
comparatively few officers who have. Gsa
cral Brooke, however, was Three-times ad
vanced in rank for gallant conduct and
specific acts of personal courage. He
won an eagle at Gettysburg, a star at
Spotsylvania and twin stars at 'Cold Har
Colonel Wesley Merrltt, now at the Phil
ippines, has no medal, but he received more
brevets for gallantry than any other offi
cer ln the American army. They run
from captain to major general, and wSfe
received for special acts of gallantry at
Gettysburg and at the different battles
which tok place up to the time of the fall
of Richmond.—Edward B. Clark ln Chi
cago Times-Herald.
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