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WAS IT EXCOMMUNICATION? Why the Rector of St, Paul's Church Resigned THE TROUBLE WITH THE LADIES' GUILD LED TO ESTRANGEMFNT BETWEEN PASTOR AND FLOCK The Rev. John Gray and His Good Work in the Parish Testi fied to by the Senior Warden of the Church. The Work of One Woman The Rev. John Gray a few days ago re signed as pastor of St. Paul's Episcopa church and will probably take a church ii San Francisco or go to Chicago to worl among the poor classes to whom he has beer specially drawn since his interest in "Chris tian Socialism." As to the causes for hi: resignation, several stories arc extant, somi of which arc of a very sensational nature and others of a more prosaic hue. Major IL T. Lee, chancellor of the dio cesc and senior warden of the church, lasi night made the following statement of thi matter: "When Christ church and St. John's were started it was evidont to the vestry that numbers of the more influential and well-to do members of the congregation would be lost to St. Paul's by their going to the new churches, and that we would have to call largely on a different class of people not so favored in fortune. On account of Mr. Gray's aucoess in San Francisco with similar situations confronting him, we thought he would be the man for the place and called him. FIVE YEARS' LABOR "For five years he was unremitting in his devotion and energy. He is a man of strong personality and may have made some mis takes in judgment occasionally, but no man could have been more devoted or zealous, and he built up a large congrcgntion, the largest the church has ever had, with an equally large subscription list. "Through him a large woman's guild was organized and did for a time magnificent work. But many of our people w ere poor and could not subscribe the needed amount for the church, and last June it was decided that it would be best for him to resign and make it a bishop's ohuroh. We accepted his resignation, but we were so well satisfied with the man and his efforts that we con tinued his salary until January. There were some controversies, but it is false that he refused any women the communion. He did say something which they interpreted to mean that, but, as I heard the conversa tion, I know what he said. NOLO COMMUNICARE tX "Mr. Gray told them that ~!» <4» they were in no condition to .if. »£> partake of communion and <4> that he was so disturbed that he did not feel as if he j„ could administer it to them, . fbut he would provide some J) A one else, as they were to r%t commune as a corporate ?t» Js* body." J. LADIES' GTILD ROW The story circulated before Major Lee was seen, and about, which he was asked, was to the effect that. Mrs. Gray, the president of the guild, had had some quarrel with some of the women of the guild, women some of whom one of the church officers described as malicious and serpent-like, and as a conse quence tendered her resignation which was promptly accepted. This is said to have angered the rector and he at once took up his wife's side of the affair and made the remark above quoted, which was interpreted by some as a refusal to administer the rite of communion to those who favored Mrs. Gray's resigantion. As one vestryman put it, last night, "Mr. Gray did and also did not refuse the ladies communion. It all depends on which way you look at what he did say." At any rate there was trouble of consid erable dimensions and this, together with the financial condition of the church, led to the resignation indirectly, though as Ma jor Lee states, it was really the latter which brought the matter to a focus. The feeling among some of the ladies of the guild is said to have become and has since remained very bitter, as they felt that they were doing what was right and for the best interests of their work. Mrs. Gray's friends, on the other hand, assert that she was untiring in her devotion to the labors of the association, and that she was persecuted by some mischief-makers who made it impos sible for her to continue as president and thus forced the issue on Rev. Gray. THE RECTOK AND BISHOP The statement was also made that Bishop Johnson had demanded Rev. Gray's resig nation but the latter had declined to give it. This is not at all true. The resignation was resolved upon in last June and the re lations between the bishop and Mr. Oray are most cordial. The bishop, who is at present in Washington, D. C, has the high est regard for the former rector of St. Paul's. This is said on the authority of a close friend of the former dignitary. The Rev. John Gray is said by his closest friend in the church to have a very high tem per, and a very forceful character, and when he saw his wife, as he considered, ill-treated, he felt it most keenly end expressed himself in such terms as he would not have probably used in cooler moments. Those who assert that he did refuse the communion to the ladies who opposed Mrs. Gray, has,, it, on the fact that he declined himself to admin ister the rite, and on this claim that he put thorn in the position of not being lit for church fellowship—corresponding to the Catholic idea of excommunication. WORK OF ONE WOMAN The two factions have been most bitter, snd have used very strong language in their remarks about each other. While the mat te* hen been healed to a certain extent by ] < the removal of Mr. Gray from the scene, he having left yesterday for San Francisco, •where he may become connected with St. Luke's church, still the controversy has by 1 no means ended, and more or less recrimina tion is still being indulged in. The friends of Mr. Gray ascribe most of the trouble to one woman, whom, however, they will not nam*, as being the cause of the distressing Incident, and there has been some talk of ha\ing this lady—the un-named disturbing factor—disciplined by the church, though, as this would serve to bring further public ity on the trouble, it will probably be aban doned. Major Lee was naturally much distressed by the publicity of the matter and spoke in the very highest terms of the former rector of the church and his earnest, devoted Christion character. ADVANCED VIEWS It is said by some that Mr. Gray's ideas on socialism and the work connected with the church and the masses had something to do with the trouble. He is known to be very earnest in his views of the poorer classes and the industrial questions which affect them, and it is claimed, with what reason cannot be said here, that his theories on such matters were too radical for many of his congregation. In brief, tbe situation seems to be that Mr. Gray, by force of cir cumstances, or perhaps by not always using the best judgment, estranged such a faction of his congregation as to make it best for all that a parting should follow. That there was trouble with the guild and Mrs. Gray, and that he acted in the matter in a very forcible way, increasing what antagonism may have been felt for him, there can be little doubt. FEELS SNUBBED Connecticut Is a Good Name for a Battleship NEW YORK, Oct. 27.-A dispatch to the Herald from Washington says: Secretary Long has declined to substitute the name of any other State for thnt of Connecticut, which he recently conferred upon one of the monitors whose construc tion is soon to begin. The naming of a monitor Connecticut was deeply resented by the people of that State, who think it should grace a battleship. In an open letter the .'secretary states that the names of the monitors were given in obe dience to the act of Congress of May 4, ISPS, which provides that "Hereafter all of the battleships and monitors owned by the United States shall be named after the States and not be named for any city, place or person until the names of the' States shall have been exhausted." This act, the Secretary declares, made it imperative that the new monitors should be named after Suites and the department named them Florida, Wyoming, Arkansas and Connecticut. To now withdraw one of these names which is not complimentary and substitute therefor the name of some other Mate, which the name would make it necessary to do, would be a diseourtesi to such other State, whereas, the original bestowal ol the name w-as complimentary The Tin Plate Combine CLEVELAND, Oct. 27.-Concerning the proposed tin-plate combine, the Hon Trade Review this week says: "Buyers of tin plate are evidently pro ceeding on the assumption that combination efforts cannot be brought to a successful issue. Yet every week brings more positive assurances from those who are close to the promoting syndicate that arrangements have progressed so far that the consolida tion is as sure as anything not positive!} closed can be. "It is said, in answer to the doubts ex pressed as to the ability of those in charge of the deal to finance it, that capital is as sured in amounts ample for the taking up of the options that have been secured, even though the present tin plate companies elect to take all cash and no stock as they may be expected to do." - lUltiUb The Lost Is Found Mrs. Homer Pennell, the old woman who lost her way last Tuesday, has been returned to her son, who is theprincipal of the schools at Pomona. Mrs. Pennell -went to Santa Monica and by mistake left the train here on the return trip, thinking she had arrived at Pomona. Naturally she was unab'e to remember which part of the city she lived in. Friends learned of her being in the care of Police Matron Gray and yesterday took her home. Postal and Pensions WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—Pensions were granted to Callfornians today as follows- Original, Hiram Smith, Stockton. J6j Jacob Conley, Valiejo, $6; William (I. Howard. Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles, *t); Andrew J. Sheldon, Spanish Ranch, $ti. Special, October 17—ludson Croker, Oakland, $6; increase, James Ito/an, San Francisco. $6 to $10; reissue and increase, Edwin A. Par ker, Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles, $0 to $10; HUNTINGTON'S CHOICE Vilifies Maguire and Likes Gage—The Nominee of the Democrats Is a Bad, Bad Man "The Democratic nominee for Governor is, how ever, a bad man and mixed up with a bad lot—bad through and through. But I will not speak behind any man's back. As I say, there are men in both parties i would like to see defeated nnd some 1 would like to see elected, although 1 won't mention names- Still, I think Gage is a good man —good enough to be Governor of California, —Oollia P. Huntington in an interview in New York last Tuesday. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 28. 1898 original widows, ate., Jacob Dinner, fath er, Anaheim, $12; original (20 years' ser vice), Thomas Devine, San Francisco, $23; reissue, William Henry Allen, San Fran cisco, #8. The postoffice at Seven Oaks, San Bernardino county, has been closed for the winter season. WILLIE IS WEARY Of Lies the Naughty Newspapers Tall About Him LONDON, Oct. 27.—William Waldorf Astor was intensely indignant at the publi cation of a circumstantial account of a ban quet alleged to have been given by him on a section of the mammoth California red wood tree now in the grounds at Cliveden, near London. He said yesterday: "A section of the redwood referred to has been placed in the grounds of my place at Cliveden ss an object of interest, but it has never been intended to use it as a din ing table, nor has nny bet been made as to the number of persons who could be seated around it. The report repeating these de tails and purporting to give an account of the banquet is a deliberate and mischievioue fabrication. 1 have given instruction to my solicitor. Sir George Lewie, to commence proceedings against the newspaper which published the false statement in question." The paper referred to is the London Daily- Mail, which published this exclusively the day succeeding its appearance in the Now York papers. THE M'CORD CLAIM If Peru Pays the Long Dispute Will Be Ended WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—The award of the Chief Justice oi Canada, to whose arbi tration was submitted the claim of Victor H. McCord against the government of Peru for damages sustained by reason of impris onment during ono of the re\ olutionary out breaks there, has becu received at the State Department. McCord is awarded (140,000. The payment of this amount will close a diplomatic con troversy which has been in progress between the Crated States and Peru for .six years, this government having persistently but fruitlessly heretofore urged reparation for McCord. Colonel Bryan's Illness SAVANNAH. Ira., Oct. 27.—C01. Wil liam Jennings Bryan continues quite ill in his room at the Tic Soto Hotel. His regi ment, the Third Nebraska, has been here for two days, but he has not been able to see any of his officers or discuss its affairs. BARLOW AT PASADENA Quotes the Minute Book of the Bear Valley Irrigation Com pany to Prove Russell J. Waters' Implication 4- FAS ADENA, Oct. 27.—(Office of The Herald. 16 West Colorado street, 4- Telephone Red 675.) Hon C. A. Barlow and Judge A. M. Stephens addressed 4- a large audience in the wigwam last night. O. A. Fellows was chairman. Or. 4> O D Fits-Gerald, union candidate for coroner, was presented to the audience. 4- Judge Stephens said the success of this nation is bound up in this great alliance 4- of parties, and that the converging lines of this combination will be absolutely 4- irresistible with William J. Bryan at its head. (Applause.) 4- Hon C A. Barlow- was well received. After deploring the introduction of 4- personalities and saving that the enemy had undertaken to fight him on that 4- ground because they could not on the ground of party principles, he took up 4- the record of the "business opportunities" of R. J. Waters, as published in this 4- morning's Herald. In answer to the editorial in the Times exonerating R ,T. 4- Waters from the Bear Valley Irrigation company s peculiar methods, -Mr. Bar -- low quoted the court records and alsothe minute book oi the company, which 4- showed that during the time of the payment of the unlawful and unearned div -- idenda and the promulgation of the reports by winch^he^conyany'ssto^^nd 4. bonds were sold at fictitious prices, RUSSELL J. \\ ATERS \\ AS DIRECTOR, * GENERAL MANAGER AND HEAD OF THE FINANCIAL DEPART -- MENT When, by reason of the schemes, the market, value ot the stock had 4- reached $100 or thereabouts a share, Mr. Waters, he said, unloaded all his stock 4- for cash and property. "Doubtless his withdrawal from the company and its 4- management was occasioned by thdVactthat the confidence game was at an end 4- and disaster in its face." Mr. Barlow- aid that he was the only man in congress 4- who signed after his name "a laboring man," and gave the ten reasons published 4< in today's Herald why he should be returned to congress. . 4- As 'to State Senator Simpson. Harlow declared that while in the legislature 4- with him every time the interests of the people were on one side and the cor -- porations on tiie other, Simpson was with the corporations. 4, "If it were not for the railroad and its money in this campaign, the Re -- publicans could not elect a constable. Their orators are Southern Pacific hire -- lings and their marching clubs get free transportation. Ihey take their audi -- ences with them." (Great laughter and applause.) 4- The advocacy of the principles of national nnd municipal ownership of all 4- public utilities brought out the heartiest applause of the evening. 4. Mr Harlow closed with the prophecy that on the shores of California we 4- would plant a government of the people, by the people and for the people, with 4- James G. Maguire at its head. The auilience dispersed with three rousing * cheers for Barlow and three more ioffSan Pedro. 4. Another union railv will be held in the wigwam Saturday night. Ad -- dresses will be made by George Patton and other eloquent speakers. 4,4.4.4,4." 4. 4. 4.4.4- 4- 4- 4- * -1- -1- 4- 4- 4- 4-4-4- +4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4- 4- 4- 4- + 4-4-4- +4- 4- 4-4 Col. Bryan is attended by Lieut. Col. Mans, chief surgeon of the corps, who has pronounced his complaint remittent fever, and while no fears have been expressed it is said he has been really quite ill. A telegram has been sent to Mrs. Bryan in forming her of his illness, and it is probable that she will come to Savannah within a day or two. The Sanderson Case BATTLE CREEK, Midi., Oct. 27.—The preliminary examination of Mrs. Adolphus Sanderson,' who is charged with the murder of her husband, was begun today. Marie Robinson, the accused's servant, testified that she saw Mis. Sanderson break ing up glass and taking it to the spice-mill in the cellar, saying: "Perhaps you think, this is awful, Marie, hut I think nothing more of it than eating my breakfast." She then ground the glass and put it into the porridge which her aged husband ate. He became very sick, complained of indi gestion, gradually growing worse, and there was nothing but quarrelling between them until death came. The Sealing Season VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 27.—The official statement of the sealing industry for the season just closed Fhows a total of but 27,865 skins for the t!<-et of thirty-five schooners, by far the lightest catch for many years; also fewer schooners have, of course, been employed. The catch is divided thus: Asiatic coast. 440; British Columbia coast, 10,055; Bering Sea, 17.350. Eddie's Wanderings Eddie Botello, the 5-year-old son of Refu gio Botello of Baldwin street, East Los An geles, wandered away from home last night and was found at the corner of Third and Los Angeles streets at 11:30 oeloek by Officer Hubbard. The child was sent to the police station and given into the care of .Matron Gray. He will be kept until his family call for him. _____ , POLITICAL NEWS (REPUBLICANS RESORTING TO QUEER TRICKS "CAUSTIC VERBIAGE" SPEAKERS OF UNION PARTY WILLFULLY MISQUOTED THE BANQUET HALL MEETING Barlow's Reply in Great Demand—A Few Stories About the Ainerious Clvb —Notes of Interest It was not a dull day in politics jester day. The Republican county and city coin inittees seem to be working day aud night, and throe circulars were distributed about the city yesterday upon the alleged author ity of the Republican committees, which caused considerable comment. "It is a matter of regret to the committees of all the union parties that the tendency of the campaign seems to be toward inud sliuging," said one of the union party lead ers last night. "We had hoped that the vituperation and billingsgate of the cam paign would be left to the newspapers ot San Francisco, which are fighting among themselves, but, unfortunately, since Mr. Waters' 'slop bucket' speech, the tendency seems to be growing to conduct the cam paign upon lines of personal abuse. "In this regard, the union party is for tunate," he oontmued. "James G. Maguire in his political career aud private life has been one of the cleanest men that ever sought the sirffrages of the people. The at tempt to distort his utterances and those of others who have spoken in his behalf must react as a boomerang upon the people or party urging this line of action. While the union parties regret this hue of action's having been forced upon them, they have the satisfaction of knowing that they have never started or indorsed such a course. What Mr. Gage defines as 'caustic verbi age' has been avoided by the union party candidates, except in cases where it has been absolutely forced upon them • hut pa tience has ceased to he a virtue. .Since the opposition seem to enjoy Mr. Waters' meth ods of conducting a campaign, we will be compelled in self-defense to fight them on the lines they have laid out." It was stated last night that gentlemen had been selected by the union party to in vestigate and answer all the circulars issued so far by the Republican party, and this work will be undertaken at once. A SMART TRICK The circulars complained of contain sen tences jacked from speeches made by union party orators, but without the context. In other words, a declaration of a speaker, without reference to what preceded or fol lowed it, has been used nnd commented upon. The gentlemen affected by the cir culars say they have "nothing to retract" it burly reported, but they object to being quoted by piecemeal and say that tbey will retort by publishing all they said concern ing the subjects taken up by the "caustic verbiage contingent, and let the people judge tor themselves. BANQUET HALL MEETING At Banquet hall, Downey avenue and Chestnut street, last night. George 8. Bat on addressed a small audience. Frank J Cooper, *. G. Murphey, U. ti. Roister, W. JB, Scarborough, county candidates, and City Candidates Winans and Walker, for treasurer and assessor, respectively were also introduced. The date of the meeting was unforl unately arranged as the East Side t ycling club had arranged a smoker for the sane- evening, and fully two hundred of the young voters oi tho club werc|in attendance upon that meeting. Mr. Patton made a brief but effective spec, h, handling as a main issue, "The Bail road in Politics.' He said he would deal in no personalities, nor would he stray away from the record of absolute facts. He then recounted the experience of the or ange shippers, am! after showing how the Southern Pacine got 90.cents per box freight for oranges tor which the grower got a profit of but 6 cents, said: "The Southern Pacific railroad has well-nigh ruined the greatest horticultural industry of Southern (.'alitor nia, and still not satisfied, want* it all." Patton was frequently cheered, and after : the meeting ho, in company with the candi -1 dates, accepted an invitation to visit the i (Cast Side club. I Frank. J. Cooper, an "East Side boy," was given a rousing reception. Cooper was assured on every hand of support, regard less of politics, and he certainly had no cam c to complain of the results of his visit among his friends and neighbors. THE GOULD MEETING The- Wigwam meeting tomorrow night, when Frank 11. Gould will speak, promises to be one of the largest of this campaign. Mr. Gould is an eloquent speaker, and comes with the latest information from the north. Thomas O. Inland, candidate for state board of equalization, against George Ar nold, will also speak tomorrow night, and Bince it seams to be the fashion tti go into tiie records of men running for ofiioo. Mr. ToiW w_ deal with fats opponent's work M a publio official, quoting facta and tig urea. THE AMERICUS CLUB A gentleman of good standing is authority for the statement that when the Americus club of Pasadena, whioh is being trotted around the southern country for Gage, trav els, the S. P. conductor furnishes tbe tick eta. "I was on the train the other dwy," said this gentleman at the Democratic head quarters yesterday, "and the Americus club was aboard on one of its political pilgrim ages. The members, in uniform, were scat tered throughout the train. The conductor came through to take up tickets. When he reached an Americus club man he would reach in his pocket, take out a ticket and punch it, and then Band it to the olub man. I don't mean' thet he gave them conduct or's checks, but gave them straight-out IS. P. Hint-done tickets." It is also reported that the reason that the Americus club did not go to San Diego to the Gage rally there was because the Santa Fe railroad declined to furnish free transportation. The Americus club was taken to San Pedro recently, aud, according to a member of the club, the expenses of the trip cost the Republicans over #300 in coin. -As there «re only about 4flo voters in San Pedro, the j political statisticians are figuring out the i cost to Uncle Collis of the present oam ! paign if expenses, as averaged to votes, are i the same all over the state as at the San Pedro rally. HICKORY CLUB There will be a jolly good time at the Hickory club's rooms tonight to which ev erybody is invited. An excellent program has been prepared and the lighter and I brighter side of politics will be I tie order of business. A dozen good story tellers will be on hand and the elevator shaft will be left open for the exit of the man who tells a ] "chestnut." There will be vocal and instru j mental music and refreshments. As stated, all are welcome. POLITICAL NOTES G. R. Frampton, candidate for assembly from the Seventy-second district, was in the city yesterday and brought encouraging re ports. Barlow's reply to Waters in regard to busi ness opportunities is in great demand. The pamphlet already issued is to be enlarged by the addition of the records taken from the minute books of the Hear Valley Irri gation company, which Mr. Harlow quoted m his Phsadena speech last night. Robert Barry, giving his address at 461 Centennial street, his city, voluntarily went to Mr. Barlow on Thursday night and told him that he( Barry) was a director of the Alessandro district during the time Waters was business manager of the Bear Valley Ir rigation company and that he personally knew the statements as made by t\lr. Bar low to be true. Mr. Barry is but one of many who have sent to Mr. Barlow informa tion regarding the Bear Valley affair. J. A. Kingsley having withdrawn as a member of the Republican city central com mittee from the Eighth ward, W. R. Sar gent has been appointed in his stead. i OFFICERS CHOSEN For the Society of the Army of the Tennessee TOLEDO. 0., Oct. 27.—The Society of the Army of the Tennessee elected the fol lowing officers today: President, General Greenville Dodge. Chicago; vice-presidents, Colonel W. A. Jenkins, Colonel James Kilbourne, Cleve land; Captain Jos. Dickerson, Seattle; General R. A. Alger, Detroit; Captain J. A. Thull, Dcs Moines; Colonel Charles Parsons, St. Louis: General R. W. Hemlin, Chat tanooga; James R. tSack, Huntington, Ind.; Captain H. A. Castle, St. Paul, General E. A. Carr, Washington; Captain P. H. Madgeburg, Milwaukee, George Buckland, Fremont, O.; Correspondent Secretary, General Andrew Hickenlooper, Cincinnati: Recording Secretary, Colonel Cornelius Caddie, Cincinnati; Treasurer, General Manning F. Force, Sandusky, O. The next meeting will be held in Chicago. EXONERATED Charlie Lindskog's Sad Death Was Not the Fault of the Crew An inquest was held at the undertaking rooms of C. T. Paul in East Los Angeles yesterday on the remains of Charles Linds kog. the 11-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday on Pasadena avenue by electric car No. 118. The boy had been riding his bicycle between the car tracks and Motor man Lupton signaled to him to turn out of the way of the car, which was rapidly ap proaching. The boy turned in front of the car and was ground into pieces. The car crew and company were exonerated from blame. Mrs. Marion in Trouble Mrs. M. A. Marion was arrested yester day by Officer Richardson after she had left Judge York's court room in the county courthouse. She was taken to the police sta tion, where she w as booked on a charge of battery. Mrs. Marion was released on her own recognizance. Her arrest is the result of the altercation in which Mrs. Marion in dulged on Wednesday at the Children's | borne conducted by the Catholic sisters on I Main street, near Twenty-second, and her Sersonal encounter with one of the sisters. Irs. Marion has been in court try ing to se [cure the custody of her child, which action the father resisted. The child was left in the care of the Sisters of Mercy, and Mrs Marion is alleged to have assaulted one of them in a struggle to secure possession of her child. Manila Duties MANILA, P. 1., Oct. 27.—Spanish Com missioners who arrived here from Iloilo have induced Major-General E. S. Otis, the Am erican commander, to arrange that coast ing steamers bound from Manila for insur gent ports shall first call at Iloilo and thus pay imports twice. Merchants are protest ing against this action. General Otis has sanctioned the visit of the Spanish steamer Buenos Ayres to Ma nila while on her way to Spain with a large number of Spanish soldiers on board. The Voze Espanola has been suppressed and its editor arrested for publishing matter of an injurious nature. They May Unite NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—The Herald's cor respondent at Managua sends word that the provisional Federal government of the United States nf Central America, comjiosed of the republics of Nicaragua, Salvador, and Honduras will be inaugurated at Amapala, the provisional capital, on November 1. Wanted in San Diego Ed Conners, alias "Red Bill," was arrested Wednesday night by the police detectives. Conners is wanted in San Licgo for an al leged burglary. Chief of Police Russell of that city was notified of his arrest and will send for Conners. WORK AT SAN PEDRO MUST BEGIN Not Later Than the 27th Proximo—Major Davis Replies to the Harbor City's Chamber of Commerce 4 SAX PEDP.O, Oct. 27.—The following questions were propounded to MajorC. 4 -4 B. Davis by the San Pedro chamber of commerce: # 4 First—On what date were the bonds of contractors for work on San 4 4 Pedro harbor contract approved? 4 + . Second- Within what dates are the contractors required to com- ♦ 4 mence work? 4 -t- Third—What is the nature and amount of work necessary to show 4 4 good faith on the part of contractors under their contract? 4 4 The following reply ,ias received: T 4- Major Davis in reply to your lettfcr of October 22, 1898, says: "I have 4 4 to state that the contract was approved August 27, 1808; that the con- 4 4 tractors are required to commence work within three months after noti- 4 4 fioation of acceptance of their bidand that a reasonable progress in the 4 4 procurement of tugs, barges, etc.. etc., required for carrying on the work 4 4 must be shown on the part of the contractors as an evidence of good 4 CROOKED FOOTRACE - AN ALLEGED CONSPIRACY AT SANTA MONICA ! . ! Gambling Has Taken Firm Root—A f Nickel-ln-the-Slot Machine De j molished by a Punter I , SANTA MONICA, Oct. 27.— According to • the story told by several Santa Monicans, the ways of the footracer are dark and inys ; terious and past any man's (hiding out. Ac i cording to the story as one man relates it, I which is corroborated by several, a quartet i of buncoers of the most underhanded type made a strong effort to do the best they i could with the $250 belonging to W. L. Mm • ler, the Fourth street butcher, about the hrst of the month. Muller had a customer. . Huston by name, who was fleet of toot and ■ glib of tongue. Huston, so he said, had a ■ friend in the east who was hot stuff also in ■ the sprinting line, and Huston informed , Muller that he was a master hand at arrang , ing for races that were remarkable tor their financial ending, and proposed that he and his friend should be matched for- a race. He said Fred Chatfield, who was a friend Of his, would willingly bet $250 ou himself and Muller might nut up the same amount on his friend from Kansas City. He (Huston) would throw the race and Muller would come out winner. The butcher accepted the proposition to make $250 so ensily and ap parently so did Chntfield. The $600 was im mediately forthcoming and a barber by the name of Hammond made stakeholder. Hus tons friend arrived, ostensibly from Kan sas City, but in reality from San Bernardino, A consultation of the quartet composed of a man named Johnson of I.os Angeles ami a heavy dealer in nickel in-the sot ma chines: Fred Chatfield, who is said to have stood in on the proposition: Huston ami his mysterious friend was held in a I'tah ave nue saloon. According to Muller. Huston s opponent, to whom the butcher had shown many favors upon his arrival in town, had a conscience totally unsuited to the work in hand for. when the true nature of the game was disclosed to him and he found that Muller had been roped into the deal on n sure thing basis and thnt the real plot v»-ns ito throw the race the other way, allowing ! Chatfield to win. he rebelled nnd escaped !frnm the scene. Huston still endeavored to run the thing his way. and nlthonch Muller made a demand on Stakeholder Hammond for his $250, which the latter refused to give up, ran over the course and then demanded the entire $500 of Hammond, who ,it was said, turned over $450 of it to Chatfield, re taining the other $50 as a gift. Muller served an injunction against Hammond in Judge Wells' court, which, however, was unproductive of financial returns. The matter was carried to the superior court and Hammond was ordered to show cause why he should not produce the stakes. He was given until 2 oclock Wednesday af ternoon to do so. As it failed to materialize, a warrant was issued for his arrest and Of ficer Myers took him into custody late in tha afternoon, when Johnson and others of the quartet appeared on the scene and lent then aid in saving him from going to jail. Tt was said that Hammond's wife assisted him to the sum of $100, all the money she had. and that between Johnson snd Chatfield another hnudred was raised, so that on ap pearing before Jude-e Tan Dyke in the su perior court yesterday afternoon judgment ■went for the plaintiff in the sura of $50, the balance due. and execution was suspended for six months in order to give him a chance to raise the balance. Thnt settles the Santa Monica end of it and Mr. Muller has the most of his money and will aret the rest, but it. Ie said that the same sort of game is being run wherever nn opportunity offers, and thnt the quartet has been successful in a similar manner in the past week in San Diego, where they cleared in the neighbor hood of SI2OO. Santa Monicans are much worked up over the matter, reeling that there ought to be some wav of probing the matter to the bot tom, finding nut the true inwardness of the transaction and punishing the nartieß if guilty. Much dissatisfaction is expressed nt the amount of wamhling thnt is nllowed to go on in the numerous saloons, both with cards and slot machines. One case which is becoming notorious is that of n voune married man, earning fairly good wages, whoso family puffers for the everyday neces sities nsi n result of his passion for poker. An occurrence of Sunday nieht shows the I man's utter loss of renson when the gam bling passion takes possession of him. A heavy patron of the sot machines by the name of Smith, who had played the ma chines about town for months and naturally had been n heavy loser on nn "0 per cent basis, t-aod his luck as he said, "for the Ins* time with his last cent." and if he lost he'd "smash the machine." By the time the machine had devoured $3 —nil We hnd —he had reached a state of mind borderinT on frenzy. and when the last nickel fell and the wheel still wns unkind he kept his word nnd did his best to demolish the dcmolisher of his fortunes. No arrest was made, al though the wheel of fnsei'natinn was ruined tievnnd the further beguiling of nickels. An other will probably tnk" its nUcc. as there are not many things in Panta Monicn which pay better than these SO per cont fascinators. LOCAL OPTION FIGHT j Voters of Ventura Want to Settle the Temperance Question VENTURA, Oct. 27.—Great excitement prevails al! over the county in regard to the local ontion matter, and teniperanon people are making strong efforts to win *ho day. Tn conversation with a prominent minister today, ho snid: "Wo are raising money to lie used in a legitimate way. Our li«t is hended already hy one name for MOO, and many have promised good sums. Tt is our intention tn brine out as good a. rote ns possible. We feel satisfied we can win, but wo want a good vote, and. if onrried, we feel thnt we have done something." The other side is not saying much, and if any work is being done, it in carried on in a quiet way. A large crowd gathered in Armory hnll last pvonin? to henr Hon. William TT. Alford nnd Hon. T. O. Tnland. The addresses were nble and eloquent nnd the issues of the onmnnirn were set forth in an energetic and straightforward manner. T. Guy Phelpfl will address the people nf Ventura Saturday evening next at Armory hall. Preparations arc being made by the Latin- Amoricnn union of this nlnoe for n grand an niversary ball on Xnvembcr 10th. Lieut. J. T. MoKonpa of tbe Seventh regi ment announces bt« withdrawal from the race for coroner and public administrator. TTc is quite ill with typhoid fever. George Mathews and Miss Mary Mciners, both of T.ns Anceles, were married last evening in the parlors of the Anacapa hotel. WERE TWO OF A KIND BURGLAR AT WEST RIALTO GETS THE PLUNDER Misplaced Confidence ln a Knight of the Shears and Goose Causes Trouble SAN BERNARDINO, Oct. 2.-Word was sent in last night irom West Kialto that the house of J W. Guinn had been robbed of a 12-bore shotgun, pistol, grip and a Colt's revolver of 38-caliber, a Sunday black Buit, and a black overcoat. ..nother robbery was reported thet par takes more of the nature ot misplaced confi dence than bank robbery. The tailor, Mei keljohn, sent out a drummer to work Col tou and Ontario and supplied him with goods to the amount of $300. As the tailor got no returns, an officer was sent after the man, who owus to the name of Smith. Most of the goods were brought in, but there WBS $00 in cash unaccounted tor and the man was not present to explain whether it went into the campaign fund or into a jackpot. As the last motor train came in last night a bey at the depot saw Smith get off the train and rushing to Mcikeljohn gave the alarm, but before an officer could be put on the secnt the iiuarry wns missing and the member of the Smith family is still at large. Clarence Crawford of Redlands was bound over to the superior court for taking a horse and buggy from the springs. He smashed the buggy while trying to get nway, and re turned to look for his hat. As soon ns placed in jail he found he needi-d a bed at Ihe hospital and was sent there, where he had a good time, and yesterday, having fully recovered, walked out ami went away. There will doubtless be no trial when the ease is called. GREAT REGISTER The first great register issued by San Ber nardino county under the new law is about ready for delivery and makes a book of over 200 pages. The work has been done by the Sun. Fifteen hundred copies will be issued and it contains 045 names. The tallest vo ter in the district is 7 feet 3>4 inches iir height and resides on the desert. A large number of voters are marked by the loss of a finger or piece of a finger, and the fol lowing column announces they are railroad employes. The percentage of voters who cannot read is very small, the largest being in San Bernardino No. 1 precinct, which comprises the "tenderloin" district of the city. At the last election 5000 votes were cast in the county, or only 746 less than on the new register. BREVITIES An attempt is to be made to bring the Chino Beet Sugar rompnnv to justice for polluting the waters of Chino creek. The county health officer has tried for years to have the nuisance abated, but no action has been taken, as the management of the com rany would make fair promises. Yesterday, however, an information was filed indicting the company for a misdemeanor. Two more divorce suits have been filed— Asenath C. Matfhcws from Thoinns J. Matthews and Etta N. Willimnsfrom James S. \\ illiams. John Crawford has been given letters ol administration on the estate of Mntthew Crawford, and letters of guardianship to Harriet J. Crawford on Mabel F. Craw ford, a minor, child of herself and Matthew Crawford. REVISION OF THE DREYFUS CASE (Continued from Page Oen.) The Brisson cabinet was overturned os tensibly because it failed to protect the army from slander. The real facts are that the ministers constantly but. vainly urged the statf officers to,take proceedings against their slanderers. General Mercier, General Zurlinden and General Chanoine all declined to assist the government to vindicate the army's honor on the plea that it was useless to prooeed against 'filthy newspaper rags." General Chanoine's resignation was timed to prevent the civil power from geting hold of the Dreyfus dossier. It was calculated that if he went out slamming the door, the gov ernment would be beaten by parliament, afraid of having the army and people against it. The coup was fixed for today (Thursday) but M. Roulede's sting pro voked Chanoine to precipitate the matter. However, the desired object has been ac complished, il. Brisson was unable during the suspension of the sitting of.the chamber on Tuesday to obtain M. Faure's signature for the nomination of a new minister of war. Had he succeeded, the secret dossier would now be before the court of cassation, butM. Lockroy, who was then ad interim war minister, could not bake the initiative. The custodians of the dossier can refuse to let him see it. General Chanoine is one of the few gen erals in active service who was closely re lated with the army of the empire. He is a son-in-law of General Froissart, the late prince imperial's tutor. M. Brisson prob ably chose him for the war portfolio, be cause he was on excellent terms with the Russian court and the general French staff. JOHNSTONE JONES' JIG The Fusion Orator of a Few Weeks Ago Stumping for the 0. 0. P. REDLANDS, Oct. 27.—C. A. Newton, who was burned to death on the 25th in stant, was buried in Hillside oemetery this afternoon. The Republicans held a rally in this city last evening. The various candidates and speakers were introduced by J. J. Sness in the following order: Captain Truman Reeves, candidate for state treasurer; T. H. Ooff, candidate for assemblyman; A. J. Kendall, candidate for county assessor; L. A. Pfieffer, candidate for oounty clerk; 0. J. Newman, nominee for sheriff; J. F. Johnson, for recorder; S. M. Goddard, can didate for couuty treasurer; L. I. Coy, nom inee for tax collector. After brief addresses by the above-named gentlemen, the speaker of the evening General Johnstone Jones of Los Angeles, was introduced and spoke for one hour. The city trustees have for some time been considering the advisability of diverting the water flow which ha* its source on the Dun lap farm in Yucaipe, for domestic purposes in this city, but a vigorous proterft was en tered at the regular meeting of the trustees last evening by a number of settlers who re side and depend on this flow of water for irrigation, nnd domestic purposes. The Casa Loma hotel opened today for the winter season. The city trustees are advertising for bids for extensive sewers on Fourth and Eureka streets and for tbe sweeping of the paved streets of the city. He Threatened Her John O. Baroff was arrested at Monrovia yesterday on a warrant charging him with threatening to kill Mrs. Mary Boroff, his wife. The prisoner was brought to the county jail. Back From Porto Rico BOSTON, Oot. 27.—The United States transport Mississippi from Porto Rico, hav ing on board the Sixth Regiment, Massa chusetts Volunteers, has arrived here. An eccentric Kansan has erected a novel monument to the memory of his roving son. It is an old-fashioned traveling bag, mod eled in marble and mounted on i sand-stone base. The satchel bears the name of tie dead boy and the wosda, "Here is wMni a* •teased at laetv"