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CUBA'S NEW ERA DAWNS WITH REORGANIZATION OF A SUPREME COURI RESTORATION OF CIVIL ORDER To Be Followed by the Construction of Good Roads in Santiago Province Associated Press Special Wire SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Dec. 2.—The opening of the recently organized supreme court this morning was an Impressive cere mony. Chief Justice Echeverria and the as sociate justices, prior to the opening, called at the palace, where they were received by General Wood, after which, with General Wood and his aides. Mr. Hubert Porter and others, they were driven to the supreme court chamber. Here the judges donned their robes of office, long silk gowns trimmed with white lace, und, accompanied by the attorneys practicing in the court, who were similarly dressed, formed in procession and passed into the court room, the chief justice escorting General Wood. The procession having divided into semi circles, General Wood, in a few tactful and forceful words, opened the proceedings, de livering the court, in the name of the I nited States government, to the chief justice and his associates, and demanding from the pub lic implicit obedience to the court's decisions and decrees. His pronouncement was translated into Spanish by Captain Mendosa. The chief justice replying, accepted Un judicial offices iv the name of justice, for mally recognizing the I'nited States as the supreme power, and declaring that f he bench Would render justice to rich und poor alike. The proceedings terminated with hand shaking, after which General Wood's party wus escorted to the entrance by the entire legal body, and the first session of the lirst purely Cuban court) was then opened. The local newspapers consider it the dawn of a new era, and express the hope that the judges, who are men of legal acumen und profound research, may be able to show the world that the Cuban population bus within itself the elements of good government. The same papers are exceedingly compli mentary in their allusions to General Wood, declaring it "quite impossible that any other American could have secured a belter grasp of the entire situation." On Monday 150 men will begin to build the road to Holguin. The distance, making al lowancea lor necessary deviation, is To miles. General Wood is determined to facilitate the means of inter-communication for the towns on this end of the island, and on the same day a hundred men will begin a road to Quantanamo. In this ease a distance of 40 miles must be covered. Ordered to Havana NEW YORK, Dee. 2.—A dispatch to the Herald from Washington says: Orders have been issued by Secretary Long tei the- armored cruiser Xcw York to proceed to Havana, Cuba. The battleship Texas, which litis left Tompkinsville for Hampton Roads will become the flagship of Commo dore Philip, who will remain as commander in-chief of the North Atlantic squadron un til the re-turn of Hear Admiral Sampson. Tint Xcw York will be the lirst armor-clad of the I'nited States to enter Havuna har bor since the battleship Maine arrived there. Upon her arrival Hear Admiral Sampson will hoist his flag on board, anil it is expected will come north in her the last of next month, it was stated at the department that there was no special cause which in duced Secretary Long to semi the cruiser soulh <is Spain had complied with the American demand for the evacuation of the island and there is no question which re quires a demonstration. Soldiers' Bodies WASHINGTON, Dec. l>.—The War De partment has decided to adopt at cr.ee the suggestion of General Wood, in command at Santiago, that the removal of the remains of American soldiers from that section ot Cuba be deferred until February, at the earliest. While it is fully realized that tfhll postponement will bring great disappoint ment to the friends and relatives of the dead soldiers, the officials believe they have no right to expose to the horrors of a possible yellow fever outbreak the targe population of Santiago and neighboring towns from a mere sentimental consideration. The department had advanced very well in the preparation in plans for the removal of the dead and Was in a position to begin the work iv disinterment almost immedi ately, It had employed the services of an expert named Rhodes who had thoroughly gone over the ground at Santiago and ar ranged the details of the plans. Eor some time past the department has been granting perm its lor the removal of the remains of individual soldiers, provided the relatives of th-e soldiers furnislhedl a metallic case which could be hermetically scaled, thus pi eventing the introduction of contagious diseases into the I'nited States. Compulsory Dueling HAVANA, Dec. 2.—The Executive Com mittee of the Cuban Assembly agreed at its last session to make it couipuhorv upon the part of any Cuban officer insulted by Spanish, American or other officers to chal lenge the person so insulting to fight a duel. The measure has two aims, according to the Cubans: lirst, "to maintuhi the dignity of the Cuban army," and secondly, "to check the impudence and insolence of many so-called Cuban officers, who, without having over put their courage to a test, having enlisted after the armistice, are swaggering about with Cuban uniforms endeavoring to offend Spanish officers." It is learned on good authority that the Cubans have recently secretly acquired quite a formidable armament, the ulterior object of which is not known. It is added that they have purchased over 8000 rilles within the last ten days. The fact is causing consider able speculation here 1 . 'I ho United States transport Florida ar rived here' today with Quartermaster sup plies, lin mule, ami horses and 34 stablemen. The volunteer f<>ioes of Havana were re lieved today of all further garrison duty ami they will shortly be disbanded prior to the completion of the- evacuation cf Havana. General Greene today held a conference with ihe mayor and the city council, with the object of at once proceeding with the work of cleaning ihe city. Hurrying Home NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—A dispatch to ths Herald from Havana -ays: The present arrangements for evacuation provide lor the shipment of nearly 50,000 men before December 25, Commenting on the transfer cf the Phil inpinis La Union uiys: "Spain spent $38,490,690 from October 23. 1896, to June 30, 1898, in those islands. For this investment Spain received from the United States $20,000,000." La Union remarks sentenliously, "Goo! bargains are made by force." The Cuban Commision WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—The menxpers of the Cuban commission, headed by Gen eral Garcia, called at the White House at 2:30 this afternoon and were soon ushered into the cabinet room, where they were re ceived by the president. The ever, was entirely informal and unofficial in character. It lasted an hour and v halt. The greeting of the president was very cor dial, but the distinguished Cubans were re ceived as citizens of Cuba, and not us hav ing an official status. Nothing could be learned at the White House as to the sub jects of the conversation. Senor Quesada, who presented General Garcia and the other members to the presi dent and acted as an interpreter in the conference that followed, said this evening that the interview was entirely satisfactory to both the members of he commission and the president. This evening Major Gen eral .Miles, commander of the army, called upon General Garcia at the hotel. The call was unofficial. The two soldiers' spent a pleasant half hour together. FIFTY YEARS OF RULE CELEBRATED BY THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA Official and Religious Services at Washington Attended by the Pres ident and Diplomats) VIENNA, Dec. 2.—Emperor Francis Joseph today, upon the fiftieth anniversary of his accession to the throne, issued a gen eral order to the army thanking the soldiers for their loyalty and fearless valor through out his reign, anil declaring that iie will ever look upon the army as the shield und pro tector of the throne und fatherland. Amnesty has been granted to political offenders in Hungary and a number of decorations have btcn gazetted. All the newspapers, without distinction as to politics, publish articles ex tolling the Austrian Emperor us tbe guar dian of European peace. The day was ushered in with the booming of a cannon aud a grand reveille sounded by the bugles of all the regiments of the gar rison. The city was gaily decorated with llugs, and the streets were thronged with people wearing black and yellow or red anil white favours and jubilee medals. The archdukes attended a special Thanksgiving service in the garrison church. The dis tribution of jubilee medals to the troops fol lowed. Services were also celebrated in ot her churches, commemorative meetings were held in the university schools, and there was much rejoicing throughout the provinces. A Washington Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 2—A brilliant of ticial and religious service, commemorative of the fiftieth anniversary of Emperor Francis Joseph'? accession to the throne of Austria was held al St. Mathew'sl hurch to day. The ceremony was Under the auspices of the Austrian Legation, and in recognition of its national ebaracter,President McKinley and Secretary liny were present in behalf of the United States government, white the foreign governments were represented by the full strength of the diplomatic corps. The church was elaborately festooned for the occasion, flowers and potted plants till ing tlie chancel. As tbe official guests arrived they were met by the Austrian officials, Baron Heidi and Baron Paumgarten, in the stunning uniforms of the Austrian dragoons, and Dr. Thodorovich, representing the civil branch of Austria's stall. The President and Mr. Hay occupied the front pew to the right of the- chancel while across the aisle sat Sir Julian Pauncefote, British Ambassa dor and Count Cassini, Russian Ambassa dor, in their richly embroidered uniforms. Among tbe many foreign representatives were liaion Speck Yon Sternberg of (ler many, JL Thiebaut, Francis Requiz Santo- Thyso of Portugal, the Chinese aud Corean Ministers with their stall's, and the Ministers of Turkey, Argentine. Brazil, Switzerland and Denmark. Colonels Maus and Michler, of General Miles' staff, wore present as rep resentatives of the army. Archbishop Martinelli, the papal dele gate, occupil d a place in the chancel anel par ticipated in the religious service, which was celebrated by a lame number ot priests and acolites. There was no sermon, the solemn high mass and an elaborate musical program constituting the ceremony. A Jockey's Tumble SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 —Near •hntfln ish of the second race at Oakland today Stigden, with Jockey Shields up. bolted aercss the track, dnshed through the fence, which he failed to i lear In the Jump, and then leaped fully thlrty-flve feet down the embankment. Hefe he stumbled and fell, throwing 'ho jockey, who had kept his Beat until then. Shields was thrown on the grass and was picked up with n broken collar bone. He is the son of Abe Shields, the well known horseman. The colt Sug den was badly bruised, but not seriously Injured. i Democratic Union CHICAGO. Dec 2.—Governor-elect Cha.s. 9. Thomas of Colorado, who has been In the city for the past two days on his way to New York and Washington, was some what reticent as to the object of hl3 east ern trip. However, when asked concerning a possible unlcn of the eastern, and west ern factions of -he Democracy, he was em phatic In denying his Interest In any such effort, Croker and Tammany, In the east, In his opinion were '.he causes of the re cent defeat of the Democrats. Freight Rates Restored HOUSTON, Tex.. Dec. 2.—As a result of tho Injunction against the- state railroad commissioners Issued yesterday by Fed eral Judge McCormlck, ihu ten railroads Included In the. order today sent orders re storing all rates to those in force before the commission began making rates. There will be an Increase In freight rates of ten per cent after tomorrow. Captain Glass Relieved WASHINGTON, Deo. 1. —Captain Glass Is to be removed from the command of the Charleston and brought home from Manila on waiting orders, ut his own request. He will be succeeded in command of the Charleston by Captain Whiting, now at Manila it: command of the Monadnock. The commander of the latter has not yet been selected. The Unknown Dead SACRAMENTO, Dec. (.—Today the body Of Bn unknown man was found dead under a trestle ever in Yolo county. Ills skull Was crushed and he had evidently been struck by a railroad train, though nobody witnessed the accident, SO far us known. The body, whloh was r .UKhly dressed, was taken in charge by y/010 officials. A Sunken Schooner BOSTON, Inc. 2.—A special to the Her alil from Woodshol] pays tha' the sunken schooner at Tarpaulin cove is probably the l.unet of Bangor, Maine. Tin vessel lies Close in shore. Owing to heavy seas, her crew of seven men could not have escaped. LOS ANGELES HERALD j SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 189* WAR CONDUCT INQUIRY SLOWLY BUT SURELY NEARING ITS END . .. THE PRICES PAID FOR MULES Said to Have Been Reasonable, as Were the Sums Expended for Water Carriage Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON, Dec 2.—Tlie War In vestigating Commission resumed its sit tings In this city today, Colonel Charlesi Bird being on the stand. He was on duty dur ing the war in the quartermaster-general's office, having charge of the transportation division. He had charge in the beginning cf the war of the purchase of mules, and he believed the prices paid to have been reason able, the average price for leaders being $100, and for wheelers $120. He said that contracts for railroad trans portation were made in Chicago, St. Paul and other centers before the beginning of the movement of troops. The prices se cured were lower than originally given to individuals, but it had been found impos sible to get competitive rates from the rail r< ads. In some cases the officers in the Held has not secured as low as rates as he considered possible and he had interfered, generally with the result of getting better figures, in moving troops tourist cars bad been secured where possible and iv all cases a scat for each soldier was obtained. In some regular sleepers were substituted for the tourist cars. As a rule the- railroad com panies had been prompt in responding to the terms of a contract, but in some instances in the south there hud been some delay in the matter of equipment. In response to a request from Gen. Wilson, Col. Bird explained the difficulty in getting troops trom Tampa to Port Tampa, which was, he said, due to the fact that the Plant system, which controlled the only line from Tampa to Port Tampa, wanted to cut out the Florida Central road from carrying auy of the government troops or supplies, and in order to accomplish this had put a very high rate on shipments between the two points. In consequence of this position taken by the railroad company, orders hail been ! given that not a dollar should be paid for the transportation over this nine miles of road until a proper rate should be made, and no payments had been made this ser vice. The congestion at 'Tampa was due to the fact that more supplies wore sent to that point than could be handled. When they learned of the congestion an order was issued for the marking of the cars, and a Quartermaster's agent was sent with each ear. In most cases it was impossible to send bills of lading. Col. Uird said that he and the Secretary of War had co-operated to gether in chartering vessels for water trans portation. In some instances, it had been necessary to be quite arbitrary in securing some vessels. Sir. Clyde, of the Merchants and Miners' line, had held out very strenu ously on the plea that the vessels were need ed in bis own business. The rental paid for the chartered vessels were considered very low, the rate being IS cents per gross ton per day on vessels of 3000 tons and over, but dur ing the hitter part of the war it had been necessary to increase the rate. Colonel Bird also said that the transports occupied be tween Tampa and Santiago had been fitted up only to carry the men and supplies to Havana, and this was the reason they proved inadequate for a trip of much longer dura tion. Col. Wm. S. Patters, in charge of the supply and equipage division of the quarter master's department, was the lirst witness this afternoon. He said that no outside in fluence had any effect upon his olfice in the matter of awarding contract for tents, clothing, etc., and that only on very rare occasions had contracts been awarded ex cept on competitive bids. ( apt. .lames McKay, a civilian and an old sea captain in Florida and Cuban waters, w ho, under Gen. Humphrey, had char ge of tlie details of the transportation of the troops to Santiago, proved an important wit ness, lie said that complete rations had been put on each ship anil that the vessels had not been overloaded. This was contrary to previous testimony, as was also a later statement that the vessel which each com mand was to occupy had been designated be fore embarking. He emphasized tbis fact, saying rhe designation had been made by Gen. Shatter, nnd the colonel of each regi ment was evidently informed in each case. He said there was no confusion when the troops went aboard. "I say emphatically there was no disorder and no confusion," said he, "and that in all cases the regiments found their quarters without trouble or delay." "How about the Hough Killers, the Roose velt regiment':" askml Governor Heaver. "They were assigned to the Yucatan, and there was no difficulty in their embarka tion." "It has been reported to us," continued Coventor Beaver, "that they seized the ves sel. Was that truer" "No, sir; it was not true," the witness re plied. "The Yucatan was placed in the e-nniel, and the Hough Riders walked in and took their places on the vessel, according to directions. They did not seize the vessel because there was no necessity that they should do so." Capt. McKay also said there had been no confusion in unloading stores. He tes tified that they had been loaded in an order ly maniicr. There was a list showing what, articles were in each vessel, and there had been no mixing of tho various kinds of stores. It was true, as had been charged, that some .if the stores had never been unloaded, but this was due, in the main, to the fact that the stores were not needed. The tents were not unloaded for lack of storage room on shore nnd because they could not be gotten td the tront. Capt. McKay had lmt com pleted his testimony when the commission adjourned for the day. Lunched With William BERLIN. Doc. 2.—Dr. yon Holleben, the (let-man ambassador to the United Sates, who is now in Berlin, tunchedl yesterday with Emperor William, ami al his majes ty's request expounded at length his views regarding the present and prospective situ ation Of Spain and the I'nited States Business Troubles NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—Philip Me-tB, a denier In paper, known as the "heaviest man In Harlem," weighing litr, pound-, committed suicide nt bis home today by sbO ittng himself In the mouth. He was 86 years of age. Business troubles are as signed as the cause for the deed. HALE HAS HORSE SENSE OPPOSES ANNEXATION OE THE PHILIPPINES . WILL OPPOSE A PEACE TREATY When Facts Are Known Everybody Will Be Glad to Get Bid of the Islands Associated Press 3p«al Wire WASHINGTON, Dec. J—Senator Eu gene Hale of Maine today announced his op position to the peace treaty which is being formulated in Puris. He is opposed to the acquisition of the Philippines, and his an tagonism to the treaty will be bused upon that section of the treaty which deals with the Philippine question. "The negotiation of the treaty, unfortun ate as it is," said the senator today, "by no means insures the actual annexation of the Philippines. It is uncertain when the treaty will be signed or when it will be submitted to the senate, uud still more uncertaiu whether it will ever be ratified. The re sponsibility is so vast und the solicitude of the public so great that ample time will be given to its discussion and to getting the real facts before the American people. ''Many things will be found out which are not now known, and the evils of the proposed annexation will so grow upon the public mind and upon congress and upon the president that it is by no meuns unlikely that within six months or a year everybody instead of being for annexation of the is lands, will want to get rid of them. "The people of the United States will find out that the commerce of the Philip pines is very limited in extent; that they are inhabited by a people whose habits and wants forbid an increase of trade, and that under the scheme of annexation presented to us this trade is to be shared equally with Spain and all other competing nations. What is culled the open-door policy cuts down the interest of the United States in the Philippine trude to a point where it makes no figure in our commerce. The en tire trade of the islands, if we had it all, not the profit derived from it. but the whole amount of trade, will not in any year pay the expenses of the army and the navy that the United States will be obliged to maintain there." Other Objectors CHICAGO. Dec. 2.—"President McKinley cau never get the members of the present senate to ratify the treaty soon to be signed at Paris by the peace commisisoners of the United States and Spain," said Senator Kyle of South Dakota, who stopped here tonight on his way to Washington. "The United States, the victor, should not be bound to pay $20,000,000 to the vanquished, Spain. "Such a payment establishes a dangerous precedent, to say the least. Then, I do not believe that we want the Philippines at nil. One island With a good harbor would be of use as a naval station, but whatever can we do with n lot of islnnds with such a cosmo politan population as that of the Philip pines? Say we make colonies of them; there is no place in our general policy for colonial possessions, and by taking them we must discard the Monroe doctrine, for how cun we object to Europeans interfering iv Amer ican affairs now that we have attempted to meddle in the politics of another hemis phere?" Questions of Interest WASHINGTON, Dee. 2.—The United States government is being called upon to face some questions of interest resulting from the expansion policy. The British government some time before tbe annexation of Hawaii to the United States filed with Hawaii a number of claims for redress for the ill-treatment and illegal confinement of British subjects involved in the revolutionary movement which over threw the queen. These amount to several hundred thousand dollars in the aggregate, and the question is, the Hawaiian govern ment having failed to settle them, whether the United States government does not in herit the liability. The claims are just such as were tiled by the late Secretary of State Gresham against the Hawaiian government in behalf of a number of alleged American citizens, but most of them afterwards turned out to be aliens. Xone of the claims were pressed, but they formed the foundation for the British claims. Another question of more importance is the determination of the status of some of our newly acquired citizens or subjects. Already a Chinaman by birth, but a Philip pine by citizenship, has applied for recogni tion as an American citizen. Another China man in Hawaii wants,a passport showing; he is a citizen of the United States. The an nexation law prohibits the coming into the limits of the United States of Chinese from Hawaii, but the constitutionality of any act that proposes to discriminate among American citizens has been raised, and this Chinaman is a citizen by adoption. These are a few of the questions that have already arisen and others are expected to follow in the near future. A Highbinder Raid SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 —Police Lieu tenants Spring anil Etolza, with a squad of officers, tonight made a raid on the quar ters of the Chinese hlghhlndters. All the meeting places of the warrlnjr tongs were entered and any furniture found was smashed Into an unrecognizable mass. Ta bles wfre thrown In a heap on the floor and musical Instruments, opium pipes and, gambling layouts helped to swell the pile. All of the hatchet-men fled on the ap proach of the police, who are determined that peace- shall be maintained In China town. Late tonight several gambling games were raided and over twenty Chi nese gamblers arrested. General Court-Martial SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2—A general court-martial has been appointed by Gen. Merrlam to meet .at San Diego barracks for the triul of such cases as may bo brought before lt. In the battery of the Third artillery stationed there there are not enough officers to compose a court. Accordingly Lieutenant Bennett, aid to Gen, Merrlam, has been ordered to go there as Judge advocate, accompanied by Lieu tenants Cobhledlck. Rutledg? and Grady, all of the Eighth California regiment, and Assistant Surgeon Alexander S. Porter. The Baldwin Safe SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2—The safe of the Baldwin hotel was found In the ruins today, and Is being opened' with the aid of steel drills. There were several thousand dollars in money und a quantity of valua ble jewelry In the sufe, belonging to racing men and other guests of the hotel, at tho lire. None of this property was damaged, 'hough the books nnd papers were slightly injured by water, which had seeped In, Champion Chess NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—The Blxth same of the chess match between Bhowalter and Jarjowsky was played today, and after twenty-seven, moves Janowsky resigned. AN UNSKILLFUL LIAR 'SHOULD NOT TRY BLACKMAIL BUSINESS . . MRS. CODY'S BAD MEMORY Makes Her the Easy Prey of Attor neys in the Gould Case Now on Trial Associated Press Special Wire ALBANY, N. V-, Dec. 2.—The cros*ex amination of Mrs. Margaret Cody on trial for the alleged blackmailing of the Grould heirs, WM continued toduy. She wan questioned minutely as to her experience in searching for losrt heirs, and in collecting evi dence concerning people who were claimants to estate*. Counsel tried to show that site had not been employed by Mrs. Fierce, the daughter of Mrs. Angell, but had, on her own volition, connected herself with the case of trying to prove their relationship with Jay Could. She admitted that Mrs. Fierce had not paid her any money to come East to secure evidence by, und she suid sho lied been promised remuneration, if success ful, fche was asked if it was not her prac tice to secure money by interesting herself in matters similar to the Angell Gould suits. To this she replied that whatever she did was* in line of professional service. Counsel asked if she hud asked the detec tive sergeant if the complainant in the blackmail case for which she was arrested was not John Mackay of California PThiH was objected to and the objection was sustained. Counsel then read a letter which Mrs. Cody wrote Mackay some time before,stating that she knew who was responsible for the disas ter in the Sandhill mine aud telling him "He had better give her the money." She admitted she wrote it and said that she had lost $100,000 through tbe investments suggested by Mnckay,who rendered her prac tlcally a pauper, and it was to compel him to return some of the money that she wrote that letter. She testified that Mrs. Pierce sent her a certificate of marriage between Surah Brown and Jay Gould in New York City in 1853. She was shown stenographic minutes of her testimony in New York City in the Angell-Gould case, in which she said she had received such a certificate,. She could not recollect having given such testimony. She first learned of the identity of Mrs. Angell about May, 1895. She was to be given a certain share of what was made in the case. "Den you 6wear positively that you did not know that you were coming to House's Point to see a woman known as Mrs. Angell, believed to be Mrs. Pierces mother nnd the wife of Juy Gould?" asked counsel. "1 did not." "Then, how do you account for this?" asked the attorney, reading a letter writ ten to Fannie Walker of Michigan and signed by Mrs. Cody asking if she knew the address of Mrs. Angell, her sister, who was the mother of Mrs. Pierce of Missouri. This letter was dated February, ISSS, three months before the time when Mrs. Cody swore that she first heard of the exist ence of Mrs. Angell. Mrs. Cody, who had shown much nervous ness and distress at the close questioning of the attorney for the prosecution, turned pale, leaned back in the witness chair and asked for a glass of water. It was evi dent to those about her that she was about to collapse. A consultation with Judge Gregory was had by the attorneys for the prosecution and the defense as to whether ii was proper to continue the examination. Judge Gregory suggested that a physician be called and an examination be made and that a recess be taken. This was agreed to and the family physician of Judge Gregory wus called and a recess was taken until afternoon. A physician found that Mrs. Cody was suf fering from nervous prostration. When the court reconvened, Mrs. Ceidy insisted on re turning to the witness box, but Mr. Nichol said he did not wish to croSB-examine her further in her present condition, and it wus agreed between the opposing counsel and the judge that her examination should be post poned until Monday. SOUTH SEA DUTY Work of Warships Among Hebrides Islands VANCOUVER. B. C, Dec. 2—The Brit ish warship Mildura lias returned from an exciting six months' cruise to the New Hebrides doing patrol duty, with the French warship 1-Jure as a side partner. After the war vessels had amused them selves with bonfires of a few villages in the New Hebrides, in revenge for the massacre of British Consul James Duncan, they went together to the French Hebrides. At Aoba, the gallant British commander learned that the daughter of the chief had been carried oil by the French cutter Port dcs Pointes, which was then a black speck on the ex panse of blue. The French commander said lie would see the cruel wrong to the chief righted. The Britisher resented this nnd said: "No, sir, this is my affair," and hurry ing to his ship, he crowded on full steam and after night had overhauled the cutter and secured the young girl from the buc caneering Frenchman, besides twelve other native maidens. The bevy of thankful maidens were transferred to the fine nnd taken home. They stated through an in terpreter that some of them were bought from their parents. Others were seized and carried away. Clan Drummond Wreck LISBON, Dec. 2.—Thirty-seven people were drowned who were on board the Brit ish steamer Chin Drummond, from the Clyde, via Liverpool for Oape flood Hope, wrecked in the Bay of Biscay. The remaind er of the ship's company saved numbered twenty-three, who are on board the Brit ish steamer Holbein, Captain Shurlock, Irom London and Antwerp to Rio Jam-no, anchored off Ca sea eft, seventeen miles'west of here. The Holbein has her propellor shafting in the tunnel broken. The Clean Drummond was' an iron vessel, built at Dumbarton in 1882, and'registered 21108 gross tones and 1870 tons net. She hailed from Glasgow and belonged to the fleet of Irving & Company. Spain's Queen Decorated MADRID, Dec. 2.—The French Ambas sador here, M. Patenotre, bus bonded to the Queen Regent of Spain an insignia of the grand cross of the Legion of HonoV) be i stOWed upon her majesty after she had dec orated M. Faure, the President of Prance, with the order of the Golden Fleece. A manifestation made by v number students here has been easily suppress! by tbe police. Spaniards Reach Home CORRUXA, Dec. 2.—The Spanish trans port St. Germain has airived here from Cu ba With a number of repatriated troops. AMUSEMENTS _____ rintihanL PRICES. 15c, 25c. Ssc, 50c: Lope Scats, 75c; C. A. SHAW, UUrOalin — i iox scats, tt; Mutinees, 10c ami 25c. Lease*. MATINEE TODAY—MARTHA-100 sndHSo. Xast Wee* Srau's l^W^9tViJtadC Opera Company "( Bohemian Sir/, Said Pasha. r* ~»liunL PRICES—IiC, 25c, 35c, 50c. C. A. SHAW, UUrilUlin j, 0R(! Seats 76c. Uox seals. $1. Lessee WeekJßeginning Tuesday, Dec. 6 Vhe ffenderson Company Under the personal management of nayld Henderson. 'luesday Wednesday and Thursday, Dumas' bupero Society Comedy Drama BM °: W TSerap of Paper . . Vhe CrUSt of Sodeti |os Anfteles Theater c - M g5535 55 c " WYAT ' J t- -jro.t , j i *f*. j- 200 NIGHTS IN NEW YORK Ooniaht — Jf U/onderrul Jxttraetion — b weeks Baldwin theater n . As. PRODUCED AT Vhe Passion Piau « «>r oberammeroau Special Matinee Today. • Tonight and Sunday, matinee and nighl POPULAR PRICKS—2Sc, 35c and 00c. Tel. main 70. . . . NEXT ATTRACTION—EVERYBODY'S FAVORITES . . . Three * "' S&Unch of JToj,, Qrpheuni— Wfatinee Vodav /O Wow Star feature FLO IRWIN and WALTER HAWLEY in "The Gay Miss Con." lAMfc'S H. CULLEN-Slngs His Own Songs. 4 FLORENCES.Transcontinental Acrobats The Great American Biograph—New Views. FRANK and DON, Comedy Boxers. PAULINE HALL, Queen of Comic Opera. JNO. H. DURNO, Master of Mystification FORMAN and HOWLETT, Kings of the Banjo. PRICES NEVER CHANGlNG—Evenings, reserved scats, 25c and D9c; gallery, 10c. Regular matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tel. main 1447. Hazard's Pavilion a*. «uw. uem Week commencing Monday, Dec. b—jCineo/n Curler's Own Company P n r^c? i on tSpec . tacular . Vhe Jfeart of Chicago Introducing a splendid line of specialties. Prices, 10c, 20c, 30c—no higher Ueservod seats nale will begin Thursday morning *t raalu entrance ol Stlrason Block, corner Spring and Third Streets. i Sunset Ximited. This Superb vestibuled train will leave Los Angeles every Wednesday and Sunday Commencing November 30th for Houston, New Orleans, Washington, New York and all Eastern cities. Vhe fastest Kong 'Distance Vram t* ih ° Vg£L And the lirst limited train between California and the east. Southern Pacific Company Xos Jfngolos ZticAot Office . —- 26/ South Spring Street \ Paef/e 1 &'3 hosi 4600 eat j! ~ \ Leaves Los Angeles 2:00 p. m. every \ C/Oast \, Tuesday and Friday for St. Louis and ! r» , » ' Chicago, with close connection for , ! New York, Boston and all points east. i a summer fu/t Vestibuled SPutlman Vram ,] ROUTE i| Composite compartment and dining < FOR \ car all the way. 5 WINTER I 1 travel j ey Q €xtra CharffQ Southern Co. 26/ S. Spring S California Ximited ■■■ v " s """ * *"* Et. jr„„„ Los Angeles 1:30 p.m. _ Leaves Pasadena »«4J p m. Oram Over ta(SS, SATURDAYS SPun jfeross The train is lighted by electricity, has a barber shop, a compos- the ' ite smoking and buffet car, elegant sleeping cars and an obser- Continent vation car containing a ladies' parlor i. pml ' THE DINING CAR GIVES UNEQUALED SERVICE, This splendid train is for first-class travel only, but there is no extra charge beyond the regular ticket and sleeping car rates "Gieket Of/ice 200 Spring Street ■ g an ta Gatalilia Island Three and a Halt Hours from Los Angeles Uhe Sroatost ShJesort — TJhe Xoveliest Season of ihe 2/ear I Climate near perfection. Phenomenal fishing and hunting. The great stage ride. ■ Tbe famed Marine Gardens as viewed from glass-bottom beats. Unique exclusive attractions. Hotel Hetropole, modern appointments. The best and most picturesque Golf Links. Round trip every day (except Fridays) from Los Angeles. Sunday ex cursions; three hours on the Island. See railroad time tables. For full Information, illustrated pamphlets and rates, apply to Tel. main 36. BANNING CO., 2225. Spring, Los Angeles. i Excursions—Mount Lowe Railway Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, from Los Angeles. Miclud- ing all points on Mt. Lowe Ry. Enjoy the grandest trip on earth, i To moke, the trip complete remain over nlgnt at Echo Mountain House—rates $2.40 and up per . day. Pasadena Electric Csrs coonectlnc lesve 8, 9,14 am, 8 p m (5 p.m. Saturday only.; re ' turning arrive 5:2> 0:25 p.m. Evening special will leave Echo Mountain attor operation ot 1 lareo telescope and World's Fair searchlight, arrlvini at 10:10 p.m. L. A. Tennlual Ry leavu • B:>6a.ra; returnlne »rrlves:os p.m. Tickets and full Information, office, 214 South Spriug - street. Tel. Main 'MO. The Salvation Army Red Crusade CONSUL MRS BOOTH-TUCKER, leader of tho Salvation Army in tho United States ! will speak at Unity church Friday, Dee 2, at Bp. m. admission tree 1 Simpson Tabernacle, Sunday, Doc 4, at .lands p. m ; admission Ire*. 1 Music Hall, Monday, Doo. 5, at 8 p.m.: admlsslomluc and 2 io. ANDREE HEARD FROM The Message Scarcely Entitled to Full Credit STOCKHOLM, Dee. 2.—An engine driver named Detke has written the Swedish-Nor wegian Minister at St. Petersimig a letter in which he says that he found, in the vicinity of the "Ural Mountains a bottle containing two papers, one of which bore the following message, written in French: "Andree'& balloon has crossed* tire Ural Mountains. ANDREE." The other paper, inscribed in Russian, was as follows: "Cive this letter to the Oonsnil or to the police." The balloon Eagle, with Prof. Andi-ee and two companions, Strindenberg andlFrankel, in the car, left Danes island! of the Spits bergen group on duly 11, 1897. in an at tempt to cross the pole. Since then no defi nite news of the aeronauts has been received beyond a message attached to a carrier pigeon found by the Whaling ship Falcon, which arrived at Copenhagen on September 2d. The message read: "duly 13, 12:30 p.m. Latitude,B2.2north; longtite.de, 12.5 east. Cood voyage east ward. All well." Torpedo Boats in the Storm BRISTOL, R. L, Dec. 2.-The torpedo boats Dupont and Morris came in here last night under their own steam, but consid erably damaged. Doth bouts weathered Sat urday's gale off Newport, but the heavy seas badly twisted tbe stem of the Dupont nnd several steel plates of both vessels were badly sprung. It will probably be necessary to haul the Dupont out, as she will require a new stem, and both will have several new plates put on before proceeding. Sugar Goes Down ♦ NEW YOUK, Dec. 3.—Arbuckle -f ♦ Brothers have reduced refined sugars -f ♦ 1-1(1 cent. It is generally understood > ♦ that the other refineries Will follow ♦ f with a similar reduction. -f TELEGRAPH NEWS INDEX American sausage-makers protest against German treatment of thehr goods. Austria's emperor celebrates the fif tieth anniversary of his accession ta the throne. War inquirers convene at Washing ton and continue to examine witnesses. Peace commisisoners at Paris reports no progress, but administration of ficials do not consider the delay dan gerous. Creditors still quarreling over the) property Cattle King Gillett left whea he disappeared. Special Commislsoner Harden re ports on, nmnclal and industrial con ditions in the Philippines. Mrs. Cody proves a bad witness fog herself in the Gould blackmail case. Reorganization of the suprema oourt at Santiago hailed by Cubans as the dawn of a new era. Senator Hale of Maine announces his opposition to any peace treaty by which the Halted States assumes con trol of the Philippines. Admiral Dewey writes a letter of sympathy to the widow of n hero of Manila. To Cure a Cold In One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund tbe money if lt falls ta cure. 26c. Tbe genuine bee L. it. (4. on each tablet.