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ALL GONE UP IN SMOKE
SOAP WORKS DESTROYED BY
PIRE THIS MORNING
A GENERAL ALARM SOUNDED
Two-Story Cottage Also Burned—An
Explosion Thought to Have
Caused the Blaze
The Los Angeles Soap company's entire
plant on Banning street, from No. 566 to No.
570, was totally destroyed by fire tKls morn
ing at 2 oclock, Involving a lose of fully $100,
--000 to the company and $6000 to other parties.
The origin of the fire Is at present unknown,
but, from the statements of neighbors, the
blaze must have been preceded by an ex
plosion, as a loud report awakened the peo
ple In the vicinity. There were various
chemicals stored about the works, which
ere necessary In tho manufacture of the
rlous products of the factory, and It Is
sslble that some of them may have ex
ploded through' spontaneous combustion.
Bit far as can be ascertained, the fire must
nave started ln one of the north corners of
the tallow and glycerine departments,
vihich were located back of the long row
of two-story buildings on Banning street,
which were utilized as salsoda works, sales
rooms, store rooms and office. Driveways
separated the glycerine works from the
main body of buildings.
tt took but a remarkably short time for
the fire to spread. The explosion occurred
about 1:40 oclock and within a few minutes
the flames were leaping through the r-of
of the tallow department anda'ttacklng the
adjoining buildings. The offices on Ban
ning street soon took fire andl within fifteen
minutes after the discovery of the flames
the sky was brilliantly lighted.
There are a number of cottages and
houses all around the Banning street build
ings! and for a time It lookied as If all of
these might be swept away. To the east
of the soap works, just across the drive
way, was the two-story house of J. .1.
Forthman, at COB Banning street, occu
pied by H. Ruschaupt as a lodging house.
When the flames had' secured hold, of the
buildings on the same street it began to
look as if this place was doomed), and so
It proved. Gangs ot men were taking turns
relieving each other playing a garden hose
on the lodging house, but hotter grew the
flames and ln a little while the attempt to
save the building was abandoned and the
men started' into the house to rescue what
was possible.
Fortunately there was scarcely a breath
of wind. Had there been a breeze, It is im
possible to estimate how serious the dam
age might have been or how many people
rendered homeless. On the west of the
soap works stood a one-story cottage, oc
cupied by a family named Zahns. The oc
cupants took no chances, but removed all ot
their goods as soon as the possible extent
of the fire was seen. What slight breeze
there was, however, directed the flames to
ward the east. Across from the soap works,
on Banning street, were the brick buildings
at 551-553, occupied by Wells-Fargo Express
company as stables and barns. This place
was never ln much danger.
Directly opposite the soap works was a
frame bundling used* as a warehouse by
the soap company. It looked several times
as if this warehouse would go, but the ef
forts of the firemen saved it. The cottage
at 509 Banning street, occupied by Mrs.
V. G. Langdon. and'son, was badly renrched
but the Are across the street burnec. stselt
out ln time to save it from total destruc
tion. Mrs. Langdon was overcome by tha
heat ami smoke and' had to be carriedtawav
On the First street side the brick building
occup'ed on the second floor by the Los An
geles Lithographing Co. and owned 1 by the
Los Angeles Soap company, acted as a
break and prevented tha Are from spread-
Ing ln that direction. The sheds and en
gine house of the soap works all caught Are
and were nearly destroyed. The hide de
partment had not caught at 3a. m. The
Are department experienced great dlf Acuity
In getting water, and but four lines of
hose could be brought to bear on the Aames,
although a general alarm had been turned
In. This was said to be due to the scarcity
of hydrants in that locality.
The Los Angeles Soap company Is
a stock company composed of J. J. Ber
gln, J. A. Forthman and 1 H. E. Forthman.
They estimate their loss at about $100,000,
which is nearly covered by Insurance. The
loss to the other buildings will amount to
about $0000, partially Insured.
TEACHERS ELECTED
Indians at Riverside in a Wine Shop.
Brevities
RIVERSIDE, Aug. 28.—The following
teachers have been elected to the schools
named: San Jacinto—E. B. Oakley, prin
cipal; Arthur O. Burke, Mrs. Ella Barrett,
Mrs. N. C. Twining, Miss Minnie Loveland.
Paloma aistrict—Miss Lillian Martin. Des
ert district—Miss Hattle Ward. Eden dis
trict—Miss Minnie Hudson. Hemet high
school—J. A. Rice, principal; Miss Mary
E. Thomas, assistant.
L. C. Russell, P. C, Installed the follow
ing officers for Magnolia camp, Woodmen
of the World, Friday night: E. W. Daniels,
C. O.J W. B. Hunter, L. A.; J. E. Pefley,
E.; C. A. Cornelius, W.; S. L. Tuel, S.; S.
8. Allen, M.; Geo. Thomas, M.
life members of Mejava chapter, Order
Eastern Star, enjoyed a pleasant social at
the home of Mrs. J. T. Jarvls Friday even
ing. An appropriate musical program was
a feature of the evening.
Everything Is going along smoothly for
another successful race meet, under the
auspices of the Riverside wheelmen, to be
beld ln this city September 9th. The track
is being put in excellent shape and will be
good and fast. Numbers of local boys are
training faithfully every day, and this meet
promises to bring out some crackerjacks.
The Western Union team Is grinding out a
set number of miles every day and expects
to give a good account of itself ln the five
mile messenger team race. The local tetm
Is composed of Rothrock, Mills and Norrls.
The proprietor of the American restau
rant will be given an opportunity Monday
to explain why It Is that he has Been selling
or furnishing wfne to Indians. The city
marshal got word Isst night that a party
of Indians were ln the American, filling up
on wine, and a raid was made, when the
report was found to be true. The Indians
were there and tSey had the wine.
It is stated that quite a number of the
cracK pole players of this city will take
parfTlD the coming tournament at Santa
Monica. In all likelihood the Casa Blanca
club will enter the lists.
Heavy rain fell on the mountains east
of this city yesterday, and the Indications
here today are favorable for a sfiower. The
weather has made a great change ln the
' past 24 hours* from very hot to quite com
fortable.
THE REFORM SCHOOL
The Band Fitted Out With New In
struments
WHITTIER, Aug. 27.—A walnut-curing
house, 40x80 feet, 1s being built on. A. H.
Dunlap's fine ranch southwest of the state
school. It will contain a six horse power
gasoline engine to furnish the power to
run the grader and washing machines nec
essary to handle his immense crop of wal
nuts.
The band at the state school are ln re
ceipt of their new instruments, which were
made to order by a firm ln Paris, France.
There are nineteen pieces.
There are a number of improvements ln
progress and Just completed at the state
school, among them being better and more
modern Improvements ln the shoe shop,
stand-up benches 'being put In in place cf
the old style seat benches, supplied with
new, Improved tools. The shop is in charge
of J. A. Mclntyre, and 1 the boys receive
thorough Instruction in the trade, making
and repairing all the shoes for both the
boys and girls' departments of the school.
Mrs. Mitchell, who was sent to San Fran
cisco by the Red Cross society as delegate
to the California Redl Cross soctey meet
ing, has returned and passed) several days
of this week at the school superintending
fhe improvements and other work of the
school.
Superintendent T. B. Van Alstyne was
pleasantly surprised by having tho degree
of Bachelor of Arts conferred upon him by
the Hamilton college of Albany, N. V., of
which he was a student ln his younger
days.
John Cooke and Wm. Carlisle, former
captains of the school, visited'the Institu
tion last Thursday.
Miss Brown of Los Angeles has been
the guest of Miss Jones, the librarian, for
a week past.
Mrs. Van Alstyne and'son have returned
from CataHna.
Mr. Hood, laundryman, and W. O. Relch
llng, tailor, arc away on their vacation,
and with Mr. Relchllng'a family, are tak
ing a camping trfp to the San Bernardino
mountains.
J. R. Fuller has bought the place on
Pickering avenue known as the O. H.
Homey house.
L. W. Barton, real estate dealer, .with
his wife, will soon make a visit to Illinois
and Ohio ln the Interest of his business
here.
Miss Idta. Llndley and her mother and
Myra LlndJey are occupying the residen?e
of Mrs. Hervey Llndley for the summer
while Mrs. Llndley is with her husband ln
Siskiyou county.
Mr. andl Mrs. A. V. Dunsmoor of Los
Angeles visited Whittier last Wednesday,
the guests of Mrs. E. F. Bailey.
ALGER EXPLAINS
(Continued From Page Ons
time comes, and l( fhereare guilty parties
they •will be punished."
BO YN TON'S REPORT
GHves Great Satisfaction to Officers of
the War Department
WASHINGTON, Aug. 38.—(8y the Asso
ciated Press.) A few (toys ago Secretary
Alger issued an order to General H. V.
Boynton, now at Chlckamauga park, :o
make a thorough and searching Investiga
tion of all the hospitals in Camp Thomas
and to report instantly any lack of atten
tion to the Inmates, any inefficiency In the
medical officers, or any need! of supplies of
whatever kind. General Boynton's atten
tion was directed tb the senational charges
made by one Dr. Terry against the con
duct of the hospital at Camp Thomas, and
he was urged to make prompt report of
the exact conditions as he should'findl them.
Tonight the following telegram under date
of August 28 was received! by Adjutant
General Corbln from General Boynton:
"Have completed examination of hospi
tal. Results exceedingly favorable In all
essential features. The facts effectually
dispose of all recent sensational adlverse
criticism. Report will be written out to
morrow."
The result of General Boyntcm's Investi
gation as briefly stated' In his telegram,
afforded the officials of the war department
great satisfaction. They have Implicit
confidence in General Boynton and are sat
isfied that his investigation has been thor
ough and its results as he states them,
are accurate. A copy of General Boynton's
dispatch was sent to President McKlnley.
Reports From the Camps
CAMP MEADE,Pa., Aug. 28.—Gen. Davis,
commander of the Second) division. Second
army corps, has established) headquarters
ln Camp Meade and will remain here until
the troops are mustered out.
Commencing Tuesday, the movement
of the First division from Camp Alger will
begin and continue at the rate of one reg
iment a day.
The health of tbe camp Is splendid, there
being less than MO cases In the general hos
pital. With the exception of fifteen ty
phoid cases, none Is serious.
President McKlnley Intimated, to General
Grahaim that the pick regiments of the
corps would) be sent to Porto Rico and
Cuba Dor garrison duty and) that the re
mainder would be mustered out.
At Chickamauga
CHICKAMAUOA, da., Aug. 28,-Already
over 4000 sick leaves have been granted and
there are yet ln the hospital over 1800 sick
soldiers. These will be sent home as fast
as they are convalescent. There were to
day reported in all 520 cases of typhoid
fever In all hospitals and six deaths.
The Canadian Conference
QUEBEC, Aug. 28.—The International
conference commissioners will meet In Joint
session again tomorrow snd probably each
day until Friday. Separate meetings of the
American and Canadian commissioners and
meetings d"f the sub-committees will con
tinue during Ihe week. Senator Fairbanks
stated tonight that the first week's work
has been very satisfactory, and that every
thing up to this point Indicated the best
results. He expects that considerable
progress will be made between this Sate
and next Friday, when a recess will be Tak
en until September 28th.
A Sad Picnic
OAKLAND, August 28.—David Sampson,
aged 15 years, a choir boy at St. John's
Episcopal church, was drowned in a pond
at Walter Morocco's country home today
during the progress of a picnic given to the
children of the West Oakland Children's
home. The- body was recovered.
"Kentucklfy" Is a war addition to our vo
cabulary. When a soldier gets paid off and
proceeds to Invest In liquids, he Is said to
"Kentucklfy."
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1898
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
PRANK X. STRAHORN POUND
DEAD IN A CELLAR
FATAL FALL IN THE DARKNESS
While Going Hoi%e He Tumbles Into
tha Basement of the Old Tenth
Street Hotel—Skull Crushed
Frank K. fltrahorn, one of the best
known young men of the city, was found
dead yesterday afternoon m the cellar of
the Tenth street hotel. Ho had fallen from
the first floor and' struck his head upon the
oorner of an Iron plate, probably fractur
ing the skull. The circumstances of the
affair are very sad, especially as Btrahorn
was evidently walking to his home at Ull
Santee street, where his wife and little 3
year-old girl were living. It was at tiret
thought possible that he might have met
his dVath by foul means, but from a care
ful Investigation of his movements during
Saturday night there is every reason to bfr- '
lleve that he fell accidentally, and he was
probably alone at the time.
The first Intimation of the accident was
given by I. E. Spencer, a blacksmith, who
happened to be ln the cellar and saw the
body. He hurried from the place and told
Officer J. M. Baker, who notlfled the coro
ner. Deputy Summertield went to the
scene of the accident and had tho remains
removed to the undertaking rooms of Peck
& Chase. Only one wound was found on
the body. It was in the back of the head,
at the base of the brain, and run toward
the left ear, and probably caused his death.
There was a bruise on the forehead. No
other marks of violence were found. Stra
horn had fallen a distance of about twelve
feet and had evidently struck the back
of his head' against the sharp corner of an
Iron plate which was resting against the
brick wall. The bruise on the forehead
was no doubt made after the body turned,
as It was found lying face downward 1 . Bits
of hair were found on the edge of the Iron
plate.
Strahorn was seen Saturday night ln tho
Vienna Buffet, and Is said to have ap
peared to be intoxicated. This was about
* FRANK StFRAHOBN
From a Sketch M ado After Death
11:30 oclock. How much longer he re
mained doiwn town cannot be said, but he
probably stayed' until his money was all
gone, and after the cars had ceased run
ning, for as he resides some distance from
the business center of the olty, it Is prob
able that he would have taken the car had
there been one running at the time he
started for home. Had he taken the car It
is not probable that he would havejstopped
off at the Tenth street hotel, which Is lo
cated Aye blocks from his home. The un-
completed building boasts only of the cellar
and the first floor. Strahorn probably ex
perienced a dlestre to walk or» the floor, or
else he may have found It necessary to go
Into the cellar. In any event, he, got onto
the floor, either by climbing over some
Joists from the Tenth street side or enter
ing through a hole in the fence on Main
street. He probably climbed over on the
Tenth street side, as his hat was discov
ered ln that vicinity yesterday af
ternoon. The flooring does not extend' ;o
the edge of the sidewalk, there being sec
tions where the excavation was not board
ed over. Into one ot these holes Strahorn
tumbled headlong andl struck against the
iron plate which had been placed against
the wall years before. He was rendered
unconscious by the fall andl probably died
without regaining consciousness.
It was at first suggested! that as tramus
and vagabonds may be using the basement
of the hotel for sleeping quarters they
might have shoved Strahorn over for the
purpose of robbing him. His wife stated
that he wore no Jewelry of any kind'save
a pair of gold-rimmed eyeglasses, and
these were found In his pocket when the
deputy ooroner searched the clothes. She
also said he did not have any money so for
as she knew, and from this it seems appa
rent that he was not robbed.
Tho Inquest will be held this morning at
10 oclock at the rooms of Peck & Chase.
Strahorn was formerly a member of the
Los Angeles Athletic club and for a time,
some eight years or so ago, was the cham
pion light weight boxer of that organisa
tion. He was an athlete and belonged to
the club's team of acrobats. Fori a num
ber of years he was connected with the
California bank and then left the city for
a number of months on business. He was
special agent for the Equitable Life As
surance association, but for about a year
had been employed at the office of the city
clerk. Strahorn was about 27 years of
age. He had taken some Interest In munici
pal politics.
Championship Swimming
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. of
Australia today defeated Cornell of this
state In the third of a series of swimming
races for the world's championship. The
vlotor swam 680 yards ln thirteen minutes,
ten seconds.
TOURNAMENT OF ROSES
IS A GOOD ENOUGH THEORY TO
PUSH ALONG
Pasadena People Already Earnestly
at Work to Make the Coming
Affair a Success
■ PASADENA, Aug. 28.—(Office of The
Herald, 68 East Colorado street). Pasa
dena's annual Tournament of Roßes will
take place as usual on January 1, 1899, tf
the efforts of public-spirited citizens avail,
as they are very likely to do. The coming
tournament will be the tenth annual Tourn
ament of Roses. The first one was given
by the Valley Hunt club on January 1,1889,
on the old grounds on the southeast corner
of San Pasqual street and Wilson avenue,
where the Hotel Green Is preparing golf
links. Later the event was taken charge
of by the Tournament of Roses association,
composed of representative citizens, who
were quick to realize the good done ln this
jmunner to the city in advertising Its many
advantages throughout the nation, and
bringing with emphasis before tourists the
Interesting fact that flowers and fruit are
abundant here at a time of year when snow
lies on the mountains but a few miles away
and when the eastern states are Ice-bound.
M. H. Weight, president of the Tournament
of Roses association for 1897-98, Is emphatic
ln his resolution that it would never do for
one tournament to be omitted, be the show
ing ever so small and the prevailing times
ever so hard. He is backed by the 200 or so
members of the association, which was or
ganized, under its present by-laws, two
years ago. The plan of organization is
such that old members, having paid their
live-dollar Initiation fees, are assessed each
year a less amount than the previous year,
or are assessed nothing at all if they feel
they cannot afford it, yet are still members
of the association in good standing. Thus
the membership Is ever Increasing, because
there Is no decrease, and new members are
constantly coming in. The annual meeting
of the association takes place the first Mon
day ln each September, for the year 1898
September 5. President Weight will begin
this week a preparation of the annual re-
port, which Includes all the business tran
sacted for the '98 tournament, and which
will be submitted at the annual meeting.
.Officers will then! be elected for the new
year, and they will begin at once active
operations toward making the fete a go.
Brevities
Word from Mount Wilson this evening Is
to the effect that no fires or smoke have
been seen today from forest fires In the
mountains. A party of campers who came
down today from Switzer's camp state that
the fire seems to be about out in' the Te
junga, where it broke out afresh a day or
two ago. and the last squad of fire fighters
returned today.
The condition of Mrs. Jane MoCracken,
mother ot Mrs. C. C. Reynolds, is still very
critical, and the doctors report no change
since last night.
A local business man, who also has busi
ness ln Lob Angeles, frightened his family
last evening by not arriving home as usual.
They reported the matter to the police at
about 4 o'clock this morning, nnd upon In
vestigation it was found that business had
kept the gentleman ln town. He arrived
this morning.
The M. E. Tabernacle was well filled this
evening, the occasion being an address on
the temperance question by Major George
Hilton under the auspices of the W. C. T. U.
WHIPPED THE FATHER
Joe Cuculits Reported to Be a Good
"Scrapper"
According to a reliable authority, Jos.
CucuHtz, proprietor of the frutt store on
Fourth street near Hill, was victorious- yes
terday in an engagement with the father of
an employe, and the father had 1 to retreat
for repairs. J. S. commission
man, living at 622 East Eighth street, was
the object of Cucullts's* powers.
A son of Sresovlch Is employed by Cucu
lits. Recently a |5 gold piece was missed
from the cash register and Cuculits claimed
that the boy had, by mistake, given the
money Irt making change. The boy was not
suspected of appropriating the money,
however, tt being supposed he had been
careless. The money was deducted from
his wages, and when the boy explained the
cause of the deficit to his father the latter
became incensed. Yesterday about 4 oclock
he Mcd him to the fruit Store and proceeded
to remonstrate with Cuculits. The latter
maintained) his position and the upshot of
it was that they got him Into a fight, in
which Cuculits whipped the commission
man. Sresovlch retreated 1 into the adjoin
ing drug store of Dr. F. Cutler, where his
Injuries, consisting of a bruise and a cut on
the head, were patched up. Sresovlch
claimed he had been hit In the head with a
bottle. He will probably swear to a com
plaint against Cuculits today.
. . . <
A SCRAP AT CATALINA
DE. BURNER ARRESTED ON THE
CHARGE 07 BATTERY
The Residents Much Excited Over the
Affair—A Large Tuna Caught
Recent Arrivals
AVALON, Aug. 25.-Avalon wss excited
when the news was circulated that H. Rus
sell Burner had been arrested and taken to
Jail. Knots of people gathered, discussing
this one thing, and everywhere It was the
chief topic of conversation. Burner has
well before the public ever since he has been
here. First, it was a lecture (?) that called
attention to him, and then it was a notice
given him by the Banning company to move
from the spot on the hill where he was
located. The trouble preceding his arrest
last night was of short duration. Burner
was speaking from a stand that had been
erected In the street, and, after giving the
Banning company a few rounds, had Just
begun to go for the Herald company, when
a man who was ln the crowd interrupted
him, olalmlag that The Herald was right.
Burner at once proceeded to make use of
the Interruption to further roast the Ban
ning company, claiming that the company
or some of Its agents had hlreu this man to
come down there and interrupt him. He re
iterated this statement two or three times,
and at last a man ln the crowd said that
he believed that every man should have
free speech, denouncing the Interruption of
the lecture and coinciding with Burner, that
!t was a trick of the Banning company. O.
O. Orr, the manager of the Island for tho
Banning company, informed the man Burn
er that he was entirely mistaken, and that
neither the Banning company nor any of
Its agents had hired this man to comedown
there. The doctor again made the state
ment that they had, and Mr. Orr Informed
h'm that any man who said so was a liar,
"and then the row began." Burner, who
was standing on a small platform, jumped
to the ground, clawing at Mr. Orr as he did
so. He was at once arrested and taken to
the county Jail, and a Marge of battery
was preferred against him. Later fie was
released on $50 ball. The case will come up
before Justice of the Peace Whitney Mon
day at 2 oclock and promises to be the live
liest ever tried here. Mr. Orr escaped with
a couple of scratches across his forehead.
Miss Sarah Gamble hasiquallAed for mem
bership ln the Tuna club by catch
ing a slxty-Ave-pound tuna on a
rod and reel. Miss Gamble was out
Ashing for yellowtall with Boatman Jim
Gardner, and hooked the big fish. What is
most noteworthy In the catch Is the fact
that the fish was hooked and landed on a
light yellowtall rig with a short line. The
fish fought, and fought hard, for over 35
minutes before he was brought to gaff.
C. Darling was out with Percy Real for a
day's Ashing, and fought fifteen of the Ash
to a finish, and lost several more, after hard
battles.
F. D. Donnegan and Ben Ogden were out
for the morning Ashing ln the launch Santn
Ana. The start was made early ln the
morning, and Avalon was reached at 10
o'clock with Afteen yellowtall and one bar
racuda ln the flsh box.
The bay was alive yesterday morning with
countless numbers of bonlta and skip-
Jacks.
The yacht Aggie has returned from San
Pedro with E. A. Wlltsle, W. P.. Whittier,
Mrs. W. R. Whittier. Miss Carroll and D.
W. N. McFarland on board.
Captain Burnham of the San Diego will
put her out of commission next Wednesday
for a couple of days to paint her.
The ladles of the Island are very much
excited over the arrival of J. Waldere Kirk,
alias the king of the dudes.
Recent arrivals are:
The Metropole—W. J. Kingsbury, W.
Tempe, Michael Ohl, Wilcox; Mrs. A. Ball,
B. B. Gates, Tucson; 8. W. Mix, L. W.
Mix, Mrs. Goodman, Mrs. Chenoworth,
Nogales; B. Maxwell, St. Louis; George W.
Smith, Albuquerque; J. H. Armstrong,
Denver; E. Grltscheth and wife, Fresno;
Charles H. Hastings. Sierra Madra; P. J.
Torney, E. S. Blair and wife, Miss T. Korn,
San Francisco; Wm. C. Jones, Garvanza;
E. Wolfman, W. Bauer, New Tork; J. A.
Henderson, J. Burdett and wife, I. Kllng
ensteln, Dr. C. Kurtz and wife, D. W. Kirk
land, W. E. De Groot and wife. Charles
Lehman and wife, G. Wltherspoon, Mrs.
F. A. Hartman, F. C. Hartman, J. W.
Thayer, A. Fellows. F. Yates and wife.
Miss A. Llndsey, George Plllsbury, George
Talcott, H. H. Means, G. W. Thompson,
F. A. Habersham, A. Whitney, I. B. New
ton, C. W. Porter, Judge M. F. Owens, Gen.
C. F. A. Last. J. Hauerwaas, D. Wise,
W. M. Gosland, Geo. W. Lawrence, Jr., R.
H. Woods, Mrs. B. E. Norton. Miss Norton,
W. B. Greenwald, Miss A. Somermelr, L.
J. Spomace, George Steckel, D. S. Nnrlch,
Miss J. L. Barnes, Los Angeles.
Island Villa—W. Caystels and wife, Long
Beach; G. B. Trelter, T. B. Cox, San Fran
cisco; L. K. Harkness, K. H. Fields and
wife, Redlands; C. Dodge, San Francisco;
F. L. Coe and wife, F. A. Fetley, Riverside:
J. J. Brady, Daggett; W. W. Butler, Miss
H. B. Toung, T. W. Kane, H. C. Chace,
Mrs. L. Roeder, Sr., Mrs. L. B. Adam, Mrs.
T. B. Johnson, Miss A. C. Roder, W. R.
Baaon, M. M. Davidson, T. D. Romans,
H. E. Maxon and wife, J. C. Beatus, Miss
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PEACE CONFERENCE
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ltary forces, and still continue to Increase
them, without shrinking from any sacrifice.
"Nevertheless all these efforts have not
been able to bring about the beneficent re
sults desired—pacification.
A Blow at Prosperity
"The financial changes following the up
ward march strike at the very root of pub
lic prosperity. The Intellectual and physi
cal strength of the nations, labor and capi
tal, are mostly diverted from their natur
al application and are unproductively con
sumed. Hundreds of millions are devoted
to acquiring terrible engines of destruc
tion which, though today regarded as the
last work of science, are destined tomorrow
to lose all their value ln consequence of
some fresh discovery ln the same field.
-National culture, economic progress and the
production of wealth are either paralyzed or
checked in development. Moreover, In pro
portion as, the armaments of each power
Increase, the less and less they fulfill the
object the governments nave set before
themselvs.
An Intolerable Burden
"The economic crisis, due in great part to
the system of armament l'outrance, and the
continual danger which lies In this massing
of war material, . are transforming the
armed peace of our day Into a crushing
burden which the peoples have more and
more difficulty in bearing.
"It appears evident that if this state of
things were to be prolonged It would inev
itably lead to the very cataclysm It Is de
sired to avert, the horrors whereof make
every thinking being shudder ln advance.
"To put an end to these incessant arma
ments and to seek the means of warding off
the calamities which are threatening the
whole world—such Is the supreme duty to
day Imposed upon all states.
"Filled with this idea, his majesty has
been pleased to command me to propose to
all the governments whose representatives
are accredited to the Imperlnl court, the
assembling ef a conference which shall oc
cupy Itself with' this grave problem.
A Happy Presage
"This conference will be, by the help of
Ood, the happy press-age for the century
which is about to open. It would converge
Into one powerful focus the efforts of all
states sincerely seeking to make the great
conception of universal peace triumph over
the elements of trouble and discord, and it
would at the same time cement their agree
ment by a corporate concentration of the
principles of Europe and right whereon
rests the security of states and the welfare
of peoples."
Some Support Secured
LONDON, Aug. 28.— The correspondent of
the Times In St. Petersburg says:
The proposal for a conference, which was
mad'j by the czar Wednesday through the
medium of foreign ambassadors at St.
Petersburg, has been kept profoundly se
cret until today, at the express wish of
Count Muravieff, the foreign minister, so
that It might be first promulgated on the
day of the unveiling of the monument in
the Kremlin to Alexander 11.
There is reason to believe that it formed
the object of communication between the
courts of St. Petersburg ar.d Berlin some
time previously, and ln all probability the
support of Germany at least was secured In
advance.
Russia, with her chronic famines and her
large enterprises ln the far east to provide
for out of a budget which is being drawn
upon more and more each" year for materials
of war, ln order to keep pace with the other
powers, must naturally feel the want of in
ternational co-operation in her present pol
icy of peace and In economical develop
ments.
Sure of Sincerity
LONDON, Aug. 29.— The Dally Graphic
this morning, referring to the proposal cf
Emperor Nicholas, says:
"It would be Idle to attempt to Ignore
many and grave difficulties standing ln the
way of the attainment of the czar's wish
es, but It cannot be possible to doubt the
sincerity of the mngnanimous proposal."
Referring to the many obstacles to the
attainment of the objects sought, the Stand
ard suggests that the czar has the matter
largely ln his own hands, adding:
"If Russia would ahandon her aggressive
policy In China ar.d elsewhere, the era of
unlversnl peace would be perceptibly
nearer."
Quixotic Humanity
The Times says, editorially: "The note
breathes a spirit of generous, perhaps. In
deed, almost Quixotic humanity—a spirit
familiar In the effusions of visionaries, but
too seldom found ln the utterances of great
sovereigns and responsible statesmen.
"It looks at present as though all the
great powers might be willing to enter the
conference. While the United Btates might
be expected to lend a favorable ear to ap
peals tending ln any degree to lessen the
weight of tbe imperial responsibility she
Is about to undertake, her industrial pol
icy Is closely akin to our own nnd her abid
ing interest ln the maintenance of peace Is
hardly less vital."
The Dally Chronicle's Parts correspond
ent declares that the offering; of the
olive branch would have emanated 1 from
l Prince Emperor William ln Jerusalem, It
the czar's advisers, Including perhaps M.
Hanotaux, had not forestalled the em
peror's project.
BdUtorialry, the Chronicle says:
"The czar's encyclical is assuredly one
of the most striking documents of the cen
tury. It could only have been more dra
matic if the kaiser had! Issued ft from the
birthplace of the Prince of Peace.
"The czar, hitherto overborne by vet
eran, obstinate advisers, has now assert
< d his natural desires. He is one of only
two men who could make the proposal
without fear of being misunderstood. Great
Britain and the United, States will certain*
ly welcome the proposal.
"If another great power does also, much)
will be gained in the desired! direction."
Beautiful, But— ')
The Dally Telegraph says:
"The idea is so beautiful that we are re*
luctant to throw cold water upon It, but
what Is to be the basis of discussion?
"A conference which should recognise
that free and open markets are for the ad
vantage of the civilized'world would lndeed
pave the way to universal peace, but short
ot this we fear the gathering will prove
abortive.
A Righteous Fame
The Dally News says:
"The czar by his message has acquired
a more righteous and) enduring fame than
belongs to the proudest conqueror of bis
illustrious house.
"There Is no quarter from which a mani
festo would produce a more profound) im
pression. Hitherto the great obstacle was
that nobody would begin. The czar can
not be suspected of making a virtue of ne
cessity. We shall hardly be wrong ln at
tributing the momentous policy to the
czar himself. It Is not the pen of Nicholas
but the doctrine of Cobden."
German Comment
BERLIN, August 28.—The czar's note
was posted in the hotels and cafes this
evening, and Is generally discussed rather
cyrically. A high official of the war of
fice observed that It would be a "good tople
for a dull season."
If th" r.onference met there was no doubt
that France would demand the return of
Alsace-T.onelrie.
All politicians are Inclined to sneer at
such a proposal emanating from Russia.
The general belief Is, however, that all the
powers are w'l'ing to attend the conference
In the belief that It will prove fruitless,
looking to the Impossibility of agreement.
Italian Opinion
ROME, August 2S.—The belief here is
that the czar first obtained Austrian and
German assent to the conference. The
papers admit the extraordinary Importance
of the document and pay tribute to ths
humanitarian motives. The Tribuna
thinks Germany and Italy will consent, but
France win disapprove of her ally's action.
Only a Dream
PARTS, August 29.—The Figaro believes
that the conference will assemble because
czar would not have risked a refusal.
It believes, however, that the aspiration is
chimerical.
The (Jiulols thinks the proposal a natural
one from Russia because the immense
armament imposed upon her Is the prin
cipal obstacle to her development. The
Gaulols says:
"France would not gain what Russia and
the o:ber powers would by disarmament.
Universal peace Is often proposed, but
never realized."
A Soldier's Suicide
NEW YORK, August 29.—At Camp
Wlkoff tonight Harry Duval, of Troop A,
Rough Riders, committed suicide by shoot
ing. He was ln the guard house under
arrest for having absented, himself from
ramp for thirteen days without leave of
absence, and feared to face the court-mar
tial. He enlisted from Arizona. This
morning the sick list at the general hos
pital numbered 1630. Of these 125 have
typhoid fever.
A Bath Killed Him
SAN JOSE, Aug. 28.—Walter Antenrelth,
aged 20 years, was found dead In bed at his
mother's house In College Park this morn
ing. On Saturday evening he ate a hearty
supper, then took a cold water bath and
went to bed. The shock caused congestion
of the lungs and death.
Missed the Cat
SAN DIEGO, August 28.—John Oapurro
shot at a wild cat ln a shed, but instead of
hlttir.g the cat the charge of shot exploded
twelve stickß of dynamite, which blew the
shed to pieces and badly Injured Capurro.
Physicians say that he will probably re
cover.
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