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THE MISSION ISLANDS TO BE UTILIZED AS A NAVAL COALING STATION PRIVATE CLAIMS DISPUTED The Government Claims the Little Islands as Public Land Despite the Deeds Recorded Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12—Mr. Binger Hermann, Commissioner of the General Land Office, in a decision rendered today, holds that Mission Island and a small is land located just southeast thereof in San Francisco Bay be made a part of the public domain, and in accordance therewith Pres ident McKinley will in a few days issue an executive order reserving both islands as a coaling station, for the use of the navy. A temporary order withdrawing these islands has been issued. The action ot the commissioners transfers the islands flora private to public control. The issue in volved is regarded by Commissioner Her mann and other officials as of extreme im portance. It will give to the navy what,it has long desired to establish and maintain. Mission island contains about 14-100 of an acre, and is included within and surrounded by a tract of submerged or tide- lands con taining 14.13 acres claimed by the California Dry Dock company through mesne convey ances from the state. The rock, or island itself, is situated in the bay 3800 feet from its west shore and within the corporate lim its of the city of San Francisco. Secretary Long on December Ist c ommunicated with the interior department relative to these islands for a coaling station and submitted an abstract of title prepared by the Califor nia Title, Insurance and Trust company, and submitted by the dry dock company, which made a tight for continuance of its possession. Commissioner Hermann in liis decision says: "Nothing is found within this abstract showing that the United States has ever parted with its title to said islands and the records in the local laud office anel in this office shows that the islands are vacant subject to reservation by the government. The executive order reserving the islands should, in the opinion of this office., contain the following description of saiel islands, to wit: "Mission island and the small island southeast thereof, shewn upon the official plat on file in the general office, approved October 12, 1808, asi lots 1 and 2 of sectie v 11, township 2 soul h, range 5 west. M. 1). M.. California, containing according to said plat 14-100 of one acre and 1-1000 of an acre re spectively." Yerv respectfully, BINGER 11KKMAXN. Leading up to his decision, Mr. Hermann says: | "This office has never recognized the island as submerged ami it does not. appear that it has been so considered by the people of the city. Although the state has at tempted to convey. I am unable to find any law under which it ran claim title. The de cision hinged on whether an approved plat Of the exterior limits of the city has l>een filed in tile general land office, anel exhaust ive search has failed to lind any tra.ee of it." The decision goes into minute details sus taining it-- action as against the claims of the city and the dry dock people. BOWERS' PATENTS Cover All the Hydraulic Dredgers in Use SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12.—Judge Mor row of the United Stales circuit court, to day handed down a decision in the two cases of Alphohso li. Bowers against the San Francisco Bridge company and Pacific Coast Dredging and Reclamation company, sus taining the validity of the Bowers patents in hydraulic dredging machines, awarding perpetual injunctions and ordering an ac counting of damages und profits. This decision involves the- dredgers useel by HeldmaierA Neu on the Chicago drain age canal, those used by the New York Dredging company at Washington, Phila delphia, Port Royal and Sabine Lake in Texas, those built by the llucyrus company and ii-id by the dredging branch of the American Bridging company at Philadel phia, und also the dredgers used by the United Slates government in the Mississip pi ii\er. The decision i- broad and sweep ing ill character, giving te> Bowers ull that be claims, and practically covers all the hydraulic dredgers in modern use. The decision lias also brought balm to John L. Boone, formerly attorney for Bow ers, who was today readmitted to practice in the circuit court by Judge Morrow, after having been disbarred for unprofessional conduct in connection with the case. REGULAR SOLDIERS Will Take the Place of Volunteers at Manila WASHINGTON, Ike. 12.-The war de partment has be nun in earnest the relief of the volunteer troops now stationed at -Ma nila by regulars. This afternoon Secretary Alger signed, an order designating for this purpose six regiments of United States in fantry out of eight held iv re-erve for serv ice in tropical countries. The regime ntsare the Twentieth at Port Leavenworth, Kan.; the Third at Fort SnelKng, Minn.; the Twelfth at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Port Riley, Kan.; the Seventeenth at Co lumbus Barracks, Ohio; the Fourth at Fort Sheridan and the Twenty-second at Port Crook. Neb. They will go forward to Manila as soon as the transports can be provided. It may be that two regime nts still held in reserve— the Twenty-fourth and the Twenty-fifth infantry—will join the others before they sail. These regiments were selected in the reverse ratio to the loss sustained by them in the- Cuban campaign. The volunteers in Manila will be retired in the order in which they reached that city. THE WALKER INQUIRY Shows That the Engineers Were Grossly Careless BAN FRANCISCO, Dec. I?.—Tha in quiry into the T. ( . \\ alker explosion was H«umed today by 1". S. Inspectors Bolles and Bulger. YV. H. Douglas, formerly an assistant en gineer on the river boat, testified that on many occasions be bad Men the boilers al most empty. 11,- fold of iron plugs being used in the boilers instead of fusible oiks made of tin. This point was considered most important, as in the event of the boilers becoming empty the tin filled plugs would fuse and allow the steam to blow out, preventing an explosion. Krcman -John Canty, who was on the Walker when the fatal explosion took place, is reported to be evading service of the subpoena, and, though a careful search has been made for him, he cannot be found. His evidence is considered vital to the in quiry, as he is the only man who is able to tell of the condition of the boilers before the explosion, and his employers state that they do not know his present whereabouts. Fixing the Blame PRESCOTT, Ariz., Dee. 12—An inquest was held today over the remains of Engineer W. H. Wade, killed in a collision Saturday on the Santa Fe, Preseott and Phoenix rail read. Copies of the orders given the extra were introduced in evidence. Conductct Atkinson of the extra testified that the ac cident was caused by himself and Engineer Wade forgetting that train No. 21 was due or. the Preseott and Eastern road. The jury found that the accident was caused by the negligence of Train Dispatcher Parriott, Conductor Atkinson and Engineer Wade. The four wounded train men will recover. GEN. GARCIA'S FUNERAL TO BE HELD AT WASHINGTON THIS MORNING . The Report of Death Reaches the Gen eral's Family in the Midst of Rejoicing WASHINGTON, Dec. 12— The funeral of General Garcia, the Cuban commander, will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morn ing at St. Patrick's Church in this city. The celebrant-' of the mass and the honor ary pall-bearers have not yet been selected, but will be announced later. The body will be placed in a metallic casket and deposited in v Vault at Arlington pending its removal to Cuba. The- dale ut the removal has not yet been lixed, but this government will place a warship at the disposal of the Cu bans for this purpose. The arrangement is said to be iv accordance with the wishes of General Garcia'> family and his comrades iv arms. The Family Informed THOMASYILLK, Ga , Dec 12.-ln the midst of laughter and flowers the wile and two daughters ot General Garcia. Misses Meroedia and Mania, received the tidings of their father's death. The blow was ter rible in its suddenness und has prostrated the entire family. The noon tram brought the from Waycross under the es cort of Mayor Stern, and the;.' were in stalled in the handsomest suite ut the Masury Hotel. A telegram Sunday morning came from Captain Julio Garcia, in Washington, in forming his mother that the condition of! the General was much improved, und the 1 family went to the dining-room with light heart*. Their table- was gaily dee-orated with roses, violets and terns, iv honor of the oeeusion, and all three ladies were paid courtesies usually accorded to people of distinction. In the mielst ol this nappy scene cume the shoe king news from Wash ington. The plans of Mrs. Garcia have not yet i been ascertained. She may go to Wash- I burton, or proceed to Tampa to await the i I arrival of the body of the' General should it be deeneled to bury it iv Culm. Sad Solace Denied THOMAS VILLK, Ga.. Doc, 12.-Mrs. Calixto Garcia, wife of the Cuban general, who died yesterday at Washington, will lie unable to attend her husband's funeral on account of the poor health of her daugh ter, -Mercedes, who is quite ill. Flag Ha!f-Masted SANTIAGO DE Cl'liA. Dec. 12.—0n the arrival of the news of General Calixto Gor cia's death General Leonard Wood ordered the flags on the government buildings half masted, a courtesy greatly appreciated by the Cubans and even by those politically opposed to Garcia. Profound regret is ex pressed by hit lute followers. PARIS PEACEMAKERS Give a Banquet to the United States Arnbassdor PARIS, Pec. 12.—The United States I peace commissioners gave a banquet this evening a: the Hotel Continental to :he Culled Slates ambassador. The banquet ing room was festooned gaily with Ameri can flaß?. The company included, in ..eleli tlon to General and Mrs. Porter anel all the peace commissioners and 'heir wives, Miss Gray. John Bassett Moore, secretary of the American commission, and Mis'. Moore; John K. Gowely, Cnited States consul general, and .Miss dowdy; Henry Vlgnaud, first secretary of the legation; E. T. Scott, second secretary of the legation; I.i. ut. W. B, Sims. United States naval at tache; General and Mrs. Uut>s. anel Ge-n. and Mrs. Whit tier. The company toasted President MoKlpley, Ambassador Porter and the Cnited States- peace commission ers, j — Troops Ordered Home SAN FRANCIS* O. Bee, 12.—The order was isEiued from department headquarters te.elay directing the- headquarters and first battalion of the New York regiment to pro feed to their home stations as soon as trans portation i-i secured for them. The head quarters and Companies- A. II and 1) will re turn to their home station at Albany, N. V., and Company L to theirs at X« wburgh, X. \. Tin quartermaster's de part me tit re fer them before Wednesday, possibly not for thine before Wednesday, possibly not until Thursday. The Brandes Murder OAKLAND. Dec. 12.—Dr. ii. S. Rittcau, county autopsy surgeon, testified today at the preliminary bearing of w. ▲, ( Brandes, that lie hud counted on ihe-day following her death more :han -00 bruises produced by a blunt Instrument upon the- body of i Lillian Brandes. luc.sionsv were made In Some 'if the bruises, anel it was developed i ihut they had been made while he child] was still alive, and Judging from their depth, considerable force must have been | used. Dr. Buteau was certain that death Was nut caused by the wound in the ne-e.-le or by strangulation, but was clue to ihe Ijruiatß on the he-ad. A Paralytic Stroke SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 12.— J. O. Ed- Wards, member-fleet of the s:ute bourd of equalisation to represent the First district, was prostrated by a stroke of paralysis while on a street e-ar tonltrht. He was cur ried to his home and at a lute hour showed signs of Improvement, Mr. Edwards is the publisher and proprietor of the Coast Review. He Is a comrade of th- G. A. It., and rendered special servioe in obtaining mone-y iv establish the veterans' home-at FotVntvills. Hi received the Republican nonVnu:ion for the state board of equallga tton to succeed A. Cbeeseborough und was electa..!, defeating John P. Dunn. Skillful Counterfeiting MEMP.'iIS- Tonn., Dee. 13. A smooth gang of c\ unterfeiters arc at work in the Mis.-issippi Valley. The counterfeit is ot standard til*-" 1 ' dollars and all which so fin have been discovered bear elate of IKHl). It is believed thaV something like 200,000 of them have gainci.' circulation. All of them have the same rU'g. apparently the same weight and nearly the some external murks as the genuine. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 13, 189* AUTONOMISTIC HOWLS DISTURB THE STILLNESS OF PORTO RICO BROOKE'S METHOD DISLIKED But It Is Slowly Bringing Order Out of the Chaos of the Spanish System Correspondence Associated Press. SAN JUAN DE PORTO RICO, Dee. 5 — The past week in San Juan has shown cer tain developments in the general situation of the island anil drifting straws have been seen which indicate the current of a grow - ing discontent. There has been much trou ble all over the island since the American government assumed a military protecto rate concerning the apj ointments of May ors and Councihncn to the different munici palities, of which there are in all seventy two. Men so appointed and those- already in office have been resigning and squabbling among themselves and expressing their dis pleasure at the appointment of some col league. The fact that General Brooks de clined to grant to the Council of Ponce the privileges of the autonomist constitu tion, winch they were arrogating to them selves, is what rankles and is ever present |in the minds of the defeated autonomists. The accordance of this privilege would have been for them a great victory. The best judgment here sustains General Brooke in this action. If the privilege was granted to erne Council it would have to bo granted to all, and each one of Porto Rie-o's 72 mu nicipalities, acting with the power and lati tude contemplated by the autonomist platform, would have brought much con fusion to the island. The autonomist party set up a prolonged howl of discontent, in which, among other things, they declared that Munoz Rivera, leader of General Brooke's Cabinet, had be i iruyeel them, in so much as he hail used his j influence to bring about the decision against ! their demands. Munoz is an element of political discord. Six months ago he theatrically declared that he woulel elie wrapped ill the ling of Spain, • anil he was the first Porto Rican to swear allegiance to the United States. He is the prese nt Secretary of state, and since Octo j ber 17 the head of General Brooke's advhi- I ory board anil the insular affairs. He is a i capable man, determined, energetic, force ! fui and a schemer. He is ambitious, and he 1 probably long ago determined to be political ruler of Porto Rico. The other members of the Cabinet are Hernandez Lopes, Salva dor Carbonel and Dr. Coil y Tosti. These men, with the exception of Coil y Teisti, who was recently appointed on the resigna tion of Julian Blanco, former Secretary of the Treasury, have been General Brooke's advisers since October 8. They arc all Lib- j erals, of the same party as Munoz, and they ' | owe much to Munoz In the past. General Brooke was of necessity e!c| endent on these men in forming opinions on local affairs, consequently it was in order for them, iv a measure, to influence his judgment. There is a well-mannered man named Ig lesias in Porto Rico, who is called a social ist and an anarchist, lie advocated an eight-hour day: thai the State- should main tain women for v period preceding and fol lowing child birth, and similar demands, He works in the interests of labor, and he brought about strikes among the working classes for higher wages. He has been im prisoned under Spain, and he is in prison today. The recent strike among the type setters in San Juan lor an increase in w ages was of his doing. Type-setters were paid 35 pesetas a month. They considered they should have more anel they struck for it. They have been absolutely orderly and have in no way whatsoever disturbed the peace. There are old charges against lg li -la.-, made some time during Spanish con trol, in which it is said he maligned -Mr. Munoz and the government ot Spain. Soem after the type-setters' strike in San Juan, fglesia* was summoned before Munoz anel ordered by him to leave the island forth with. This Igloias properly declined to elo. Soon after, he and the editor of a paper who supporU-el him were in jail, where they now have been lor live clays, without trial or charges being preferred. Such measures strongly remind the Porto Ricansoi the old days of Spanish rule-, and the cases men tioned arc not the only ones of arbitrary imprisonment without the preferment of charges. General Brooke is about to leave Porto Rico. He ha* had much to contend with here and while his health is good, he is wearied by the hard work he has done. The- best c !emen! in Porto Kico is alive to his efforts in its behalf anel is truly sorry to see him go. The last thing he did was to repeal the royal dues on transfers of prop erty, which have been a most unfair and discriminating contribution upon the peo ple. General Guy \. Henry, formerly of Ponce, will succeed him as Governor in the- military department of Porto Rico. Men will watch Governor Henry's actions with much interest for signs of a radie-a! change in the present policy of administra tion. The men who want this radical change arc daily growing in numbers and the news that comes liom tiie States that President McKinley had decided, te. put American officers in all high evil posts is generally well accepted. Bach day hce-ms to see mere Americans on file- struts ot San Juan. The men came first, then came the most venturesome of the women: now art- coming tknid wives and even children who pick up Spanish with rapidity that their elders cannot mtuin. The women wiio thus conn- down here must be prepared to undergo much in the way of discomfort in living. Hotel accommo dations are at best poor indeed anel houses are scarce, dirty anil almost uninhabitable; I of course there arc exc.pt ions, some fairly comfortable- house- have be en obtained, but j only a few, and each day tbey are harder I to fiml and their rentals advance steadily with the demand. San Juan needs much' improvement in the matter of living ac commodations offered before an American naval or army officer c an Teel safe- in bring ing his fain ill . Like- thousands of South American and West Indian towns that boast a plaza and j a military band there ie> music on the plaza ai 8 o'clock on Sunday evenings. San .In.mi i.- one of th - tew of such towns where the! music is American. This music en Sunday evenings is an old anil popular Spanish cus tom and guileless people at home are told Upon these occasions the beautiful dark eyed Spanish girls come out to walk and be admired. This is a stock story of the re turned South American wanderer, so that it is thai the men from the north art all keen to get to the plaza to see tile show they have heard described. But the best elas.s of Spanish and South American women are timid anil easy of affront and it is a fact that the la.-t few di turbed years in Cuba and Porto Rico hale- done DaUch 1" keep them in-door.-. To many of these Southern women the Sunday evening proinenaele- was the only outdoor break for weeks at a time iv the pitiful monotony of their daily lives. The plaza .".t San Juan is absolutely bare and stone-paved, it Is Long and comparat ively narrow. On one siele is the town hall with iis two stock towers; at one enel are the- three stories anel severely plain facade of "La Ditputacion. The other buildings that face it are two stories and white, with narrow banging balconies. The band of the Eleventh Infantry plays in the center and they carry with them from their bur- ! racks kerosene torches to light their music. Ihe electric lights of the town are out of order and the row of feeble gas lamps that surround the plaza do nothing more than make objects, dimly visible. The southern side of the plaza is the only proper side upon which to promenade. A sharp dis- i tinction concerning the proprieties are drawn here. Only the common people ot the town parade on the northern side of the plara. Along the southern side some enterprising man puts a long row of rock ing chairs and rents them out at ten cents each for the evening. The band plays in i the center and up and down the south side walk the "best people." It is an endless march to the shuttling of men's feet and the strains of American music. Spanish word* predominate, of eouree, yet there is eon- . sidorable English spoken and some bright • American girl, the wite of an officer Ot the daughter of some high official, gay and trim in last summer's dress, tinds the army men to walk with her through the prom enaders. The town clock calls each tpiarler of hour with clanging bell, and cafes on the ground are always busy. At 1 o'clock it is all over and the plaza takes on its- ac customed nightly and desertedsppejsrance. ■ Lieutenant Allen t\ Bakewell arrived re- i cently in San Juan, bringing American tlags for the school children of Porto Rico. Col- , onel liakewell comes here as the volunteer representative of Lafayette Post No. 140, ' and the flags in question are furnished by the Post in accordance with its custom an , usage in promoting education and loyalty in school children. Colonel liakewell Will supply 000 Hags to the island, a number suf ficient to give one to every public and pri- • vate school in Porto Rico. The first pre- < sentations were made at Pt.'W) this morning , on San Juan's principal plaza. There were assembled all the teachers, principals of the several schools in the city, including a lot ' of little boys from the Orphan Asylum. The ' band plavt-d patriotic airs and the flags dotted the sunny child-crowded square with j brilliant bits of color. There were rich J children and some poor ones. Some fair as > Germans, others as black as they could be. i At the bead of each school procession , marched the standard bearer of the colors .• that in the future would bring to its new i followers much that the Hag which has" gone | at last denied to their fathers in the past. , The position of the Catholic Church in the island today may be called strange, and even illogical. Merchants, farmers, j business men. civilian employes, all classes ( of society, have their defenders, and those ( who busy themselves with striving for their j future benefits. The newspapers are open to all who would cnmplnin of abuses or who can suggest improvement: but one never , sees mention of the church therein. The church alone seems to have been forgotten ' Men of the church who discuss this present : situation are fully aware of the fact that the Government of the United States does not support any church or rreed. and that the • Church of Prime from this time on must stand upon its own feet and expect a lively ' competition in religious matters. The I clergy say there has been a great change of » feeling evidenced sine- the Americans took possession; that the people seemed g'atl to i let the church make its fight alone and un- < aided, and few come to its help and sup- ' port. "These people have not foresworn their old faith with their old flag," say the clergy. "They are still Catholic, but the voices of n few free thinkers are stronger than the weak, half-hearted effort of over 800,000 members." General Brooke recently issued an order stating that with the exception of such as had already been abolished, all existing Rnanish duties and taxes should be collected. Now. the moneys being oolVeted. were esti mated by Spain with the idea of paying a certain amount of them to the clergy, but since September of this year th»y have not received a cent, and are assured that they will sft nothing in the future. The clergy ask why they are to be eliminated from the payments? They are included in the esti mates for taxation and the taxes are beinc collected. tb» money to pay them amounting to over 200.000 posis a year. Porto P,ico is tod-iv. apt! always has been, entirely Rnrmn Catholic. There is a Pro testant Church at Ponce, but this Is the only alien house of worship on the island, and the followers of Protestantism hflve never been numerous. For Ihe first lime ill its history, San Juan has heard th" wordc of *i Protestant re'isions service. Rev. W. R. Sloan of Mexico City ye«terdav r*sd this rervi'-e in Snnni«h and in Er.ff ,; sh. Dr. P-*r !>onol placed his spacious office nt Mr. Sloan's disposal for this nurpece, and at the morning service In English the room was filled, many soldiers being present. SAMOAN ISLANDS Can't Be Taken by Germany Without Our Consent WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—The govern ment is not aware that any arrangements have been made for tho transfer of the Samoan Island to Germany and being one of the parties to the tripartite agreement I under which Sent OS is now governed, it is i I not conceivable that any change can be made in the statu- without the consent of ! the United States. The European publica tion intimating that Germany had acquired | sole rights in the Samcan group is recognized las a diplomatic feeler, being another of the I attempts which have been made at intervals of three months for the past two or three yen- to ascertain how a change in the es : tablished order as to Samoa would be re ceived in the United States. The workings ol the tri-purte agreement, it is frankly ac knowledged have not been entirely satis factory to any one of the three parties, the i United States, Great Britain and Germany. : but our government see- no ieasible method .> et of bringing about a more- desirable ar rangement. This being the case am.i the importance of the islands as a port of call for American shipping, promising to become greatly increased in the event of an opening oi an Isthmian canal, the government of the United states will not consent to re linquish any of its rights. The German, Ambassador, Dr. Yon Holle ben, oalled at the Slate Department today and had an interview with Secretary Hay. POPULAR FEELING Nicaragua People Wsnt the Canal Put Through SAX FRANCISCO, Deo. 12.—Francis L. Sti .-, irt and Thaddeus Merriman, who have hid charge of one of the surveying parties ,: the Nicaragua Canal Commission lines December I, 1897, have arrived here en route to Washington. Mr. Stewart says: "Personally, 1 am a strong advocate of the Lake Nicaragua and San Juan River route. There is another scheme on foot to fi How the San Juan River from Lake Nic aragua east fifty mile* to Macbucha Rapidi and I hen cut a ditch 102 miles long to Grey town. The latter is an ambitious scheme md, whih it would be a good road, I pre fer i he lake and river line. "The people of Nicaragua want the Cnited States to construct the canal. I found them extremely friendly about the TO .it- r." Killed by the Cars P.niOETTSTOWX, Pa., Dec. 12.—Carl Mcliride and his wife were instantly killed by an express train at Raccoon Station, on the Pan Handle road. They were driv ing in a sleigh from their home near North Star to this place, and were crossing the track when the train dashed into them, both being terribly mangled and almost in stantly hilled. They had been married but a few weeks. A Placerville Fire PLACERYIL-LE, Cal., Dee. 12— The' Placerville Hour mills were burned this morning ami one adjoining house. The resi dence of George E. Foster was burned be fore the lite wan got under control. The flour mills and contents were insured for 96000 and the Foster building for $1000. Dr. Hall Dead NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—Dr. Edward S. Hull, a Doted physician, is dead at his home in tins city, aged SO years. lie was a Cali fornia gold-hunter in 1849. MRS. BOTKIN ON TRIAL CHARGED WITH COMMITTING MURDER BY MAIL DELAWARE WITNESSES THERE First Day's Testimony Deals Only With Receipt and Consumption of the Poisoned Candy Associated Press Special Wire SAN FRANCISCO, Dee. 12.—The trial of Mrs. Cordelia llotkin for the niureler of Mrs. John P. Dunning of Dover, Del., anel who is also accused of being responsible for the death of Mrs. Dunning's sister, Mrs. Joshua J). Deane, commenced in real earnest t/oduy. The witnesses were all on hand and the jury announced itself as being ready to hear testimony. The proceedings were set in motion by the attorney for the defense, Knight, requesting the exclusion from the court room of all witnesses. Judge Cook granted the request. Attorney-General White, of Delaware, and Chief of Police Irfes of this city being excepted in the order. The first witness called was the postmas ter of Dover, Del., Thomas M. Uooden. lie testified that ou August Bth, a package was received at the postoffice at Dover, ad dressed to -Mrs. John i. Dunning, lie de scribed the package minutely, and when shown a piece of Manila paper with tiie ad dress written upon it, identified it as the paper in which was enclosed the box le- . eeived by Mrs. Dunning. Mr. liocden. was positive in his identification because he ex plained to the attorneys for the defense, he had handled the package three times, and that he himself placed it in the post offies box subscribed tor the Pennington family. Hurry C. Pennington, the thirteen-year old grandson of the lion. John I. Penning ton, testified -to taking the box from the postoffice box and identified the wrapper and the address, lie told ot the little hand; kerchief on the top ot the candy. He toid of the passing around ot the candy to the gathered relative- and friends. The Wit ness told how, on biting into a piece of candt, Mrs. Pennington spit it out. He ex plained the illnes* ol himself, Mrs. Dunning and Mis. Dcaue, and the death ot the ladies. Miss Lib) Deane, daughter of Mrs. Deane, and a niece of Mrs. Dunning, gave practi cally the same testimony as the preceding witness. . Miss Josephene Batenwin, one ot the group who partook of the candy on the 9th ot August, testified that some toreign sub stance in the candy caused her to remove the offending particles. A piece of some bard white substance lodged in one ot her gums, ami necessitated tile use of her linger to remove it. The day following her gums and lips were Ulcerated. The lumps re sembled rock salt. Miss Batemau told of her ills following the eating of the candy, but they were rather insignificant compared with the sufferings of the others. Miss Ethel Millington testified to eating some of the candy und to feeling slightly ill for several days after, f-he stilted that Mrs. Dunning handed her the wrapper, ask ing her to decipher the postmark, but she coultl not. J. D. Deans, husband of one of the vic tims, stated that he was awukene-d in the , middlo of the night by the agonizing cries, of his wife. He told of her sufferings, her, refusal to let him call her physician ut that hour, the arrival of the doctor in the morning und bis ministrations, und her final convulsion and the death which fol lowed. John B. Pennington, father of Mrs. Dun ning und Mrs. Deane, was the last witness tolled today, und be had not finished bis testimony when the court adjourned. His testimony up to the time of adjournment bad little bearing upon the case, referring merely to family affairs. Miss Josephine Bstcman, a visitor at the Pennington residence em the evening'the ! oandy was received, corroborated the tes- j tiu.ony of the preceding witness. She told how she had been made ill by eating the I candy. Kthel Millington testified that she ate some of the candy, which made her sick. J. D. Deane gave evidence regarding the illness of his wife, one of the victims, i ' similar to that already published. The only i other witness of the day was John ('. Pen nington, who testified to the receipt of anonymous letters by Mrs. Dunning, his | daughter, and to the similarity of the writ ; ing ill them to that on the box of candy, j The letters were admitted in evidence and ' irn adjournment was taken until tomor- I row. GOTHAM'S GIANTS Will Be Managed by John Day Next Season NEW YORK, Dec. 12— The Herald says: John 11. Day, formerly owner of the New York Club at the height of its success, has been secured as manager of the (limits for next year. Sucii was the announcement made yesterday by Andrew Precdman, President of the New York Club. Mr. Freedman further said that Amos Rtn-ie and Jouett Meekin, who for years have been eon s'i.iere-d the main strength of the team In this city, and William Gleason, second baseman, are on the market to be sold or exchanged for other players equally skill ful. Mr. Freedman said lust night: "The New York t'iub has secured a new man ' ager who will have entire control of the team. We intend to intrust the manage ment of the playing end of the club to John B. Day. we propose to make him a di rector of the club and let him have entire j charge of the club. J want to be- relieved of the trouble that arises of looking after | the playing c nd of the club, and will do all ' 1 can to make Mr. Day.- management IUC- I ceesfui. He will have all the credit that the i club may attain. "We ars satisfied that a number of play | ers have been on the New York team too I long. They have never been desirous of doing more than holding their positions, on ] account of drawing stars. We intend to get others who Will play for the success of 'the team. The announcement is now made i that Rusie, Meekin and Gleason are on the ! market and either will be sold or traded for ■ other players equally strong. And there are others. "As regards the players of the team, we have signed such as will surely represent the club next year. We will have a strong team and radical measures for the club's rights will be enforced. Players who do not like to work and are mere shirkers must look for places on other teams. There were factions that Mprung up in the team last year—certain men did not support" certain pitchers, certain players were delinquent in their work and the public had a good, fair example of skill." Badly Injured SAN FRANCISCO,, Dec. 12— W. F. Falkenburg, son of the late Baron Falken burg, who for the last twenty-six years was Swedish and Norwegian Consul to Quebec, was severely and perhaps fatally injured while assisting some laborers to move a safe. 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CAPITALISTS IN CUBA WILL FIND PROFITABLE USE FOR MONEY FOREIGN FUNDS INVESTED Will Not Ec Crowded Out Under the New Regime, as Has Been Assumed Associated Press Special Wire NEW YORK, Dec. 12—A dispatch to the Tribune from Havana says. There are new enterprises in Cuba for American capital: The opening of increased means of communication between Cuba and the Florida ports has clinched this con clusion. Communication is now established three times a week with Tampa, on the west coast and twice a week with Maimi on the east coast. The business may not be sufficient for a while to keep two steamship lines iv operation. The competition will probably be sharp. But after a time there will be enough for both. The gulf ports, with the exception of New Orleans, are also awakening to their opportunities and an increased trade with the Southwest promises sooti to be developed. These are only incidents in the future development of the island. What is sig nificant is the complete recognition by the foreign capital Invested in Cuba of the new conditions. None of this etipital will be Crowded out as has been assumed in many epiarters. Instead it will remain in the assurance of future stability givdi by thi! United States. .Much Knglisb money is invested in the railways and the tobacco plantations and manufactories. Some of it was actually pushed into Havana in order to seize the opportunities that were open before the time was ripe for American in vestments. French and German houses also reached out to insure the trade that was already theirs. Spanish capital has (lone more than that. It is probable that the Barcelona houses will carry out their plan of eree-ting jute mills in Cuba. This is something they never seriously contemplated while Spain ruled the island. It was enough to huve a por tion of their capital invested in the mercan tile business without additional risks of the manufactories. A common delusion that the retail trade of Havana and other cities will pass rapidly into American bands must also be noted. The Spanish merchants will hold this trade so stubbornly that its future is not worth considering at present. The only point of couse-ejuencc is that they will buy in larger quantities from houses in the United States. With the full knowledge, tlhen that Am erican capital is not expeeteid to dislodge existing European capital, the interest will be in the fields which will be opened for it. The European trade representatives have a torerably clear idea of where tlie first de velopment will come. They haw a vivid remembrance of the American ships which were beginning to crowd the harbons of Ha Jfior Jfansas C/ty, Chicago and &ast Leaves Los Angeles 1:20 p. m. MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. Lighted by Electricity throughout. Elegant Sleeping Cars, Composite Car, Barber Shop, Dining Car, Observation Car, containing ladies' parlor. The fastest reg ular train ever run across the continent. No extra charge. TICKET OFFICE, 200 S. Spring St. vr.na, Matanzus, and ether porU, when the Maine reciprocity vu interrupted by the* exigencies of partisan politics in the I'nitedi States. Now they know, independent of the pi Litica] significance, what it. will mean to have the ports of the United State- brought so much nearer Cuba by shortening tho time and increasing the mean* of communi cation. That was the tirst reflection today when the vessels came into the harbor. It is a swift method of reasoning by which; 'the conclusion has been reached that the future carrying trade of Cuba almost in it* ;entirety will be under the American flag. ■ The dependency of the island on the United. States, whatever form its government may take, settles that point ill the minds of thai European trade reports. They have also looked a little further than the Americans in. the coastwise trade. That in their view is hereafter solely a question of American ships. The few vessels under the Spanish! flag, which are engaged in the cou=t traffic, will continue in it. The difference will be | that they will not be a privileged monopoly | without competition. The theory of the Spanish authorities was I that a limited coast traffic at high rates was I better than unlimited business at low rates, j A pass-age from Havana to Santiago costs ■more than a voyage from Havana to New ', York. Freight rates were in the- same ratio, j The "backbone" railroad through the island! ■ was not allowed to be built because it would interfere with the coastwise vessel mo nopoly. What should have been a flourish j ing iiiter-coast trade among the many towns which has natural harbor advantages became an intermittent business with a few Ismail vessels engaged in it. Even the fish , ing smacks were limited. American coasf j ing ships will change all this, possibly fattes i than has been anticipated, if they do not I precede the industrial development of the) interior of the inland, they wiil at least I keep pace with it. CHINESE CAN'T COME j United States Exclusion Laws Applied to Hawaii i SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12—The steam- Icr City of Peking arrived in Honolulu a t little over a week ago with 18 Chinese, who 1 sought homes in the Hawaiian Islands. At j the dock they were met by Cnited States ! officials: who demanded of them papers giv. 1 ing them permission to land on territory ' belonging to Uncle Sam. Pending inves j tigation by the officials, the Celestials'were i given quarters at the dock and if they can not prove their right to enter the Unitedi I .States they will be shipped back to their j .native country. I The soldiers of the New York regiment I who were expected to arrive on the Pe king will come on the next steamer from Honolulu. The only soldiers aboard are ten men who have been discharged on ac count of the expiration of their terms ol enlistment. Eight of these arc from Manila ■and two front Honolulu. All are in good j health and there was no sickness aboard the Peking during the voyage. Grave Robbers Captured KANSAS CITY, Dec. 12—Two ghoul* Utt night stole the body of a colored girl I from its grave in Woodlawn cemetery in ! Kan«is City, Kansas, disposed of the body ' for $20 at the University Medical College on this side, were arrested, and the body j recovered by the police within two hours' ! time. One of the ghouls was a white man ! named Perry, the other a negro, McClaim. ;T. B. Carter, negro janitor at the college, | was also arrested and charged with having I received the body.