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A Want of Realization of the Severi
ties of War—All Contracts
Were Honest
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22—Adjutant-
General Corbin was the first witness be
fore the War Investigation Commission to
day and was rigidly questioned regarding
the selection of Camp Alger, Va. He testi
fied that the removal of Camp Alger was
dictated by the Secretary of War himself
and that its original establishment was rec
ommended by Captain Seaburn of General
Miles' staff. He, General Corbin, had said
at the time it could not be a good camp
ground because there was not sufficient
range for rifle practice. He had understood
from the Secretary of War that General
Miles had something to do with its selection.
He was not certain of Captain Seaburn's ex
act status, but he had understood Captain
Seaburn had been sent by General Miles to
make the inspection of the camp site. "Did
General Miles protest or do anything against
the selection of the camp?"
"Not to my knowledge," was the answer.
General Corbin added that he did not
know the reason for discontinuance of the
camp. Questioned as to Camp Wlckoff,
General Corbin said that the troops and
horses that arrived there about August Bth
were those left behind in the South from the
expeditions to Santiago and I'orto Rico,
and that the transportation of these had
not, as far as he knew, led to railroad con
gestion or interfered in any way with the
carriage of supplies for the troops subse
quently arriving. He denied that the con
tract with the Long Island Railroad gave
it exclusive control and laid the only re
striction made in that arrangement was the
sensible one of prohibiting excursion steam
ers landing at the camp. He said one reason
for its selection was the excellent facilities
for water transportation. He said the camp
at Tampa was never designed for anything
but a point of embarkation and said the
first complaints he had heard from Camp
Thomas, Chickamauga were in the press.
Asked when he first seriously apprehended
there would be hostilities, General Corbin
said he might say he did not seriously con
template war until it was a fact, for he had
hoped to tbe last moment that it would be
averted. On April 10th the army, for one
of its size, was well equipped and thoroughly
supplied. He said prior to the war there
had been no complaints of refrigerated or
canned beef and that they were used by
the armies of the world and iv commerce.
It was no new experiment.
"Seriously speaking," said General Cor
bin, "I do not think the War Department
contemplated war until it was declared by
Congress and appropriations) were available.
Of course the possibilities were thought of,
but there were no general preparations ex
cept to far as the department was able to
meet the possibilities that confronted it."
Colonel Denby, who conducted the ex
amination here, suggested to General Cor
bin that lie observed the latter was cautious
and reticent and explained "it is l not our
object to criticise strategy. That is not
our business. The strategy of the war
may have been right and may have been
wrong, but our object is to determine
whether the War Department acted effi
He said when General .Shatter's expedi
tion started it took all tlie transports it
was possible to obtain. Tlie supply was not
equal to the demand. It had been planned
to carry about 25,000 troops at that time,
instead of the 17,000 taken. He referred
to the letter Gen. Jliles dated June 24th,
laying out the plan of campaign of the war,
and said it was not approved.
"Do you know anything about General
Miles' dispatch of .lune 24, a letter to the
secretary of war, in which he proposed to
have the army march clean through Cuba
und take 50,0(10 prjsoniera, aud work t'liem
and treat thorn kindly?" General Corbin
■was asked.
"Yes, sir," was the answer. "That letter
was received and did not receive the ap
proval of the secretary of war."
"You say the proposition made by Gen
eral Miles to carry on the campaign in the
manner which he indicates in that letter
was disapproved?"
"It Was not approved," answered Gen
eral Corbin.
"I would like to ask you whether the plan
of campaign against Santiago was recom
mended by General Miles':"
"I do not think tlie recommendations
made in that letter of May 27 were ap
proved," was the answer.
General Corbin said there had been a
shortage of uniforms, canvas and tentage.
The factories had not been able to turn
them out. There had not been any trouble
concerning provisions. The matter of medi
cal supplies was It-it to the Burgeon general.
He had no suggestions to make based on
these matters.
Adverting to General Miles' complaint
that paymasters were not sent to Porto
Rico, as required by him, General Corbin
said they were ordered immediately, bul
they went by way of Santiago, where one
fell ill with yellow fever. The 'health offi
cers quarantined the Vessel carrying them,
and General Miles, he saft, had thought it
best for the paymasters not to come ashore
at Ponce, to avoid possible infection. More
troops, said the witness, wsfe sent to Porto
Jlico than were desired by General Miles,
but only a few more.
Gen, Corbin was asked how it happened,
if there was anything wrong at Chicka
snauga or Camp Alger, that inspectors-gen
eral did not report it. He replied that 1 c
did not see any of the inspectors' reports
from Chickamnuga.
General Dodge asked if daily reports were
received as to equipments and supplies by
telegraph from the various commands.
General Corbin—-Yes, sir; and as last as
they were received by me a copy of each
was sent the same day to the heodl ol de
partments concerned. Often the secretary
himself endorsed them with the order to
hurry along tlie things needed. I'Yom these
daily reports Aye not only knew what had
been received, but also the number of uni
forms, wagons, etc., issued, ami to whom,
ccriy day.
Colenl Denby—How dues it happen 'hat
the conditions at Clliikamauga were not.
reported by the inspector general?
General Corbin- I have not seen any re
port of inspectors at Cliiekanuiuga. They
were sent to the commanding general (here.
+ NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—President H. O. Havemeyer of the American Sugar ■!>
•h Refining company stated today that .Secretary and Treasurer John E. Searles +
+ had, on December 16th, written a declination to continue to serve on the di- +
+ reetorate of the company. This action was taken on the advice of Mr. Searles' +
+ physicians, that hie health would not permit his continuing in work. Mr. +
•fr Searles likewise gives up his offices as secretary and treasurer of the company. ♦
+ +
+ John E. Searles has been called the brains of the sugar trust, about whose +
+ affairs he is said to know more than all the other officers combined. He is ♦
<• said to be one of the ablest business men in the world. His power of organiz- <•
<• ing is something to be marveled at. He is the son of a Methodist preacher, +
+ and was born in Westchester county, New York. His earliest recollections of +
■fr commercial life date back to when he was employed as; clerk by a Connecti- +
+ cut firm of sugar importers. After his graduation from that house he went +
+ into business for himself, and succeeded admirably. He became associated +
+ with the Havemeyers, and his fortune was made. Like many other American +
♦ millionaire business men, Mr. Searles is exceedingly simple in his tastes, is a +
+ man of exemplary life, loves his church ar.d his country, and is a generous +
+ friend of education and a patron of charity. He is an officer in several church +
+ societies, and is much interested in Christian work. He is also a director in +
4* several banks. 4*
+++++++++++++++++*++'t+++ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 'X' + +
It was his duty to remedy the defects point
ed out;
Colonel Denby— We are in a very difficult
position, General Corbin.
General Corbin —I've occupied one my
self for some time. It is not a new thing
for me.
He said he knew of no contract during
the war that was influenced hy anything
that was not entirely honest and fair to the
government, and that there was no instance
of favoritism in making appointments.
*'I!ow do you account," asked <>cnernl
Dodge, "for all these complaints against the
varions departments?"
"By a want of realization of the severi
ties of war."
The commission then adjourned.
Makes Provision for a Small Begula
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22—The bill fo
the increase of the regular army, which th
minority of the House Committee on Milt
tary Affairs will offer as a substitute fo
the Hull bill, was drawn up by Represents
live Hay (Va.), nnd is now in the hands o
the War Department , where an esti
mate is being made of the cost of such
military establishment as it provides. Th
bill, as drawn, provides for a standing arm;
ot 30,000 men, 12,000 artillery, BUOO infantry,
000 .cavalry and engineer ordnance and
signal corps and general staff. To meet
the existing exigency for troops in Porte
Rico, Cuba, the Philippine, Hawaii and tlie
Ladrones the bill provides that the Presi
dent may issue In- proclamation for ffO,OOC
additional volunteer troops to be enlisted
for two years. These latter troops are te
be commanded by officers appointed by the
President. The organization is to be th
same as iv the regular army, the sertngth v
tlie different arms of the service to be de
termined by the President. The presen
volunteers are to be mustered out withii
sixty days alter the passage of tlie act. but
volunteer organizations not in the service
shall be given preference for enlistment in
the new volunteer army if they so elect
within fifteen day-. The bill provides that
no regular tinny officer, who wus in the
army prior to the war with Spain, shall be
mustered out*of the service.
.Mr. Hay will tile the bill and theminorilj
report on th, Hull bill tomorrow with the
clerk oi tlie House. The main contention
the report will make for the minority plan
a- agaiu-i the Hull bill lor a standing army
ot 10,000 men is that the future ol the Philip
pines ami Cuba is yet undetermined, but
that if the standing army i- increased to
100,000 it will be almost impossible, no mat
er what may happen in tlie future, to re
luce it. Tlie rej.nrt will say that a stand*
ng army of 100,000 men will cost the peo
ple of the L'nited States This
idded to tin) f I4&p00,000 for pensions, will
iring the cost of the military establishment
tp to (310,000,000, the largest charge in the
vorld for a military establishment,
The naval establishment would bring the
otal up many millions more. Mr. Hay es
timates that a -tanding army of 30,000, with
50,000 additonal volunteers, would cost $100,
kiii.tiot). but ti"oir charge may continue only
or two years. The creation of a volunteer
force tor temporary purpose* would always
coop it within the power of Congress to ud
ust the strength of that force to the exist
ing condition.
Hire a Football Man
PrrrSDTJTIO, Deo. 22. The arbitrator!
iv the window gliiss dispute have been una*
ble to secure .in umpire, and President
Ilurns instructed the representative*] select
ed by the window glass workers io demand
n settlement today. Gov.-Elect Roosevelt
ol New York was agreed upon, but be de
clined to accept, saying be was t<Ki busy,
The arbitrators are new considering two
pro positions, one to select the umpire by
drawing lobs and the other to request Gov,
Bradley ol Kentucky to name a suitable
pci -en. When asked ii he would ,it tempt to
clo.-e the factories controlled by the comm
on lion il n.r. agreement is not leached, Mr.
Hums refiuu il to answer.
The Sugar War
CHICAGO, live. 22. —Arbucklc Brothers'
Chloag" house today b< aim s lllng sugar di
rect to retailers. Ignoring the j ibbmg trade
here. Sales to retailers were made today
nt 5.2 ii for standard fine granulated, which
is 1«C under the trust's price,
It Is Practically Decided That All the
Volunteers in the Philippines
Shall Be Sent Home
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22—The War De
partment has not yet made definite plans for
the muster out of the 50,000 volunteers*
which was decided upon at the Cabinet
meeting yesterday, but it is understood that
this work will be pretty well mapped out
by the first of the year.
The time required to complete the muster
out will depend on whether the department
adopts the plan of a three months' furlough
! or an immediate discharge with two months
extra pay, as suggested by Congressman
Hull. There are a number of regiments
which have already returned from foreign
service and are awaiting their discharge in
this country. Among these are the First
Engineers at New York and the Sixth
i Massachusetts, at Boston. These, it is un
j derstood, are slated for early discharge.
It has been practically decided also to
' muster out all the volunteers in the Philip
! pines as fast as they can be replaced with
; regiments, so as not to hamper the military
administration of the islands. The regi
ments on the station at present are Company
;A, U. S. Engineer Batallion; troops E, C,
|G, I, X and L, Fourth U. S. Cavalry; Bat
teries G. H. X and L of the Third and D
I and Q of tire Sixth Artillery; the Astor Bat
tery (which has already been ordered home);
Batteries! A and D, California; A and B,
I Utah, and First Wyoming' Artillery; Four
teenth, Eighteenth and Twenty-third U. S.
i InfantryjFiret California, First Colorado,
I First Idaho, Fifty-first lowa, Twentieth
j Kansas, Thirteenth Minnesota; First Mon
tana, First Nebraska, First North Dakota,
Second Oregon, Tenth Pennsylvania, First
South Dakota, First Tennessee, First Wash
ington and Fir-t Wyoming Infantry.
Following the discharge of the regiments
!on the Philippine station, it is understood
that the volunteer troops in tS» West In
die- will be mustered out. The volunteer
! regiment!)now on this* station are the Eighth
Illinois (colored) infantry and Twenty-third
' Kansas (colored), Santiago de Cuba; Third
TJ. S. Engineers, Companies B, 1,1. and M
at Matanzas, Cuba; Second U. S. V. In
fantry, Ninth U. S. V. (colored) Infantry
and Third Company, Signal Corps, Santi
ago de Cuba; Fourth Company, Signal
Corps, Porto Rico, and Fifteenth Company,
.Signal Corps, Havana, Cuba.
At Honolulu there are now stationed
Companies I. X, L and M, Second U, S. V.
, Engineers, while the First and Eighteenth
Companies, Signal Corps, are on the Manila
News From Skaguay
VICTORIA, 15. C, Dec. 22.—The Rosalie
which has arrived here from Skaguay, re
ports the wreck of a sloop which left
\V ranged two weeks ago for Skaguay with
a party of twelve, bound for Atlin. The
sloop was found bottom up by Indians and
it is feared that all have been lost.
Fred Smith of Victoria, just out from
Atlin, brings new* of two more rich gold
bearing creeks discovered- The new nnd
ha- been christened Moose and Goose
( neks'. He had both hands frozen and
nearly lost his life on the way out.
News is brought of the wreck of the
schooner Ohio of Victoria. No lives, were
Chilean Currency
I LONDON, Deo, 23.—According to a d|«k
patch to the Times from Santiago do Chile,
' ihe reorganization of the Chilean cabinet
Under Senor Carlos Walker Martinez, en
j tireiy eliminates the party which ad'vo-
I eaten paper currency. |
The Defendant Testifies in Her Own
Behalf, Denying Everything As
serted by the Prosecution
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 22 —The defense
of Mrs. Cordelia Botkin for, the murder of
Mrs. John 1\ Dunning commenced today,
but the progress made in breaking down tbe
case of the prosecution was very slight.
Dr. George M. Tyrell was the principal
Witness for the defense today. Dr. Tyrell,,
however, was so uncertain in his testimony
and contradicted himself so often that he
did the defense but little good. He testified
that he visited Mrs. Hotkin on Sunday of
ternoon, July 31, between the hours of 3
and 5 oclock, and treated her for headache.
This is the time and date sworn to by Misses
Henri and Ditmarr of Haas' candy store
when they sold Mrs. Hotkin a box of choco
lute bonbons. Dr. Tyrell, for some reason,
made no entry iv his visiting book and ren
dered no bill for services to Mrs. Botkin.
He could not specify the time of his visit
better than "between 3 and 5 oclock in the
afternoon." When questioned regarding
arsenical poisoning tbe attorney for the
prosecution made it very clear that Dr. Tyr
ell knew little, if anything, of arsenic.
Thomas J. Ford of the San Francisco
postoffiee testified that the package of
candy was not packed according to rules,
and that it was remarkable that the box
should have reached Delaware in good or
der. He identified the postmarks on the
anonymous letter a 6 being those of the San
Francisco office and described the methods
employed in the caring for letter mails.
John P, Dunning was recalled by permis
sion and asked if he had told Mrs. Botkin
that his wife and daughter had taken up
their residence in Dover, Del. He replied
that he had mentioned the fact several
W. L. Roberts of Humboldt county, a
brother-in-law of the accused, stated that
Mrs. Hotkin had been in the vicinity of Eu
reka, Cal., from the 2d of June until the
end of (he month. The prosecution admit
ted this residence. It will be remembered
that one of the anonymous letters was dated
about the middle of June, but the prosecu
tion will prove that a mail bag was placed
on the wharf at Eureka on steamer days
and that letters were dropped in it and not
postmarked until the steamer reached this
Dr. W. F. McNutt testified that the only
reliable way to prove arsenical poison was
by an autopsy.
John P. Walkington, floor manager of the
City of Paris store, where the handkerchief
sent Mrs. Dunning's little daughter was
alleged to have been bought, testified as to
the methods used in transferring purchases
from one department to another and the de
livery of goods, but nothing important was
brought out.
Mrs. liotkin was called to the stand at a
late hour this afternoon. She told of her
acquaintance with Dunning, denying many
of his statements. She also denied much of
the testimony of Miss Lizzie Livernash, a
reporter, who testified to the hysterical con
dition of Mrs. Botkin when informed of
Mrs. Dunning's death, and of several in
criminating admissions made by Mrs. Bot
kin in interviews with her. She denied
ever having purchased candy from Haas or
that she ever purchased a handkerchief of
the' City of Paris store. She will continue
her testimony tomorrow.
The Chicago Uxoricide Playing an
Ancient Game
CHICAGO, Dec. 22.—The coroner's in
quest was begun today in the Rollinger case.
The accused man. Michael Rollinger, some
what startled the police and spectators when
confronted by Lena Hecker, the woman for
whose sake the crime is alleged to have been
committed, by stolidly staring at her and
then declaring that he did not know her and
had never seen her before. This action,
coupled with her apparent indifference to
his surroundings led the police to believe
that Rollinger is feigning insanity.
A Sister's Dream
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 22.—A special
from South Bend, Ind., says:
Mrs. Ferdinand Nabicht of this city is a
sister of Mrs. Michael Emil Rollinger, who
is alleged to have been murdered by her hus
band in Chicago recently. Thursday night
she dreamed that she was in her old home in
Germany and her father asked her if she
had not heard of her sister being murdered
in Chicago by her husband. In her dream
she was transported back to Chicago, and
on arrival there she met her sister's daugh
ter, who threw her arms about her and
said: "They're taking papa away and are
going to kill him just like he did mamma.
Save him."
Friday Mrs. Nabicht wrote her sister, and
last night received a telegram announcing
the murder of Mrs. Rollinger. The latter is
said to have often written complainingly of
her husband's cruelty to her.
For Deserting a Wife Who Practiced
SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 22.—Isidor Lor
beer, a dry goods clerk, surrendered himself
to the polio* today, stating that the New
York authorities wanted him on a charge of
having murdered his young wife in New-
York on October 22d. Mrs. Lorbeer, who
had been married less than three months,
was discovered by neighbors dying from
asphyxiation. The husband disappeared
and was suspected of his wife's murder. Lor
beer's explanation is that having discovered
that his bride had been a mother, he decided
to leave her and went to Philadelphia, thence
to Savannah, Oa., finally locating; in this
city. He says he only learned this week that
ho was accused of the murder of his wife,
and that he thereupon resigned his position
and surrendered himself. The local authori
ties have wired the New York police asking
if Lorber is wanted, the man being mean
while locked up in the tanks.
Determined to Die
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 22.—Early today
John A. Severance, superintendent of tho 1).
M. Ferry Seed Company, committed suicide
at his residence here. Mrs. Severance was
aroused from her sleep by the shots and
found her husband lying dead on the kitchen
floor with one bullet in his head, another
through his heart and the revolver still
clutched in his hand.
Mr. Severance bad been in poor health for
sonic time and is paid lo have shown signs
of insanity for the past few days. For 19
years Severance had been connected with
Ihe D. M. Ferry company and was one of
their trusted employes. He was 40 years of
age and was a son of Judge Severance of the
United States District Court of Grand Rap
An Arixona Murder Mystery Cleared
Up and the Criminal Now
Under Arrest
PRESCOTT, Aria.,, Dec. 22.—A piece of
paper on which the only legible mark was
the word "Barnes" bids fair to prove the
death warrant of Ezra T. Barnes, a veteran
and pensioner of the civil war. Barnes, in
company with Henry Hanna and two other
I men, left Elko county, Nevada, the lati>r
part of October, 1897, arriving at Preset tt
a month or so rater. Barnesand Hanna went
into the wood business till early in January,
when Hanna mysteriously disappeared.
Some time in March Barnes also left as
suddenly as he had came. Two mont hs age
a skeleton was found covered with !>rmh,
two miles from Prcscott, with a bu'iet hoie
through the skull. The hands were en
cased in heavy gloves, and the man when
shot down in his tracks had been clad in'
heavy winter clothing, showing that the
murder had been committed in cold weath-
er. In one of the pockets was t-und the
tell-tale piece of paper, which had once been
a bill from a local store, but the only legi
ble word on it, aside from the printing of
the firm's name, was "Barnes." The oil was
identified by the merchant as om made out
to Barnes & Hanna for goods soid. The
skeleton was identified float the clothing,
pipe and other articles as that of Henry
Hanna, and suspicion pointed to Barnes as
his niurde.er. Hanna was kuown to have
had from $600 to $700 in money and Barnes
owed him $150, which proved a motive for
murder. Officers, through informal ion ob
tained from the pension department, easily
located Barnes and a telegram received to
day from Sheriff Kutlm r stated that lie had
arrested him aC Colvtlle, Was.h. v and found
incriminating evidence in his possesion,
presumably articles Hanna was known to
possess at the time of his dis%ppearance.
Barnes will be brought back to Present', fer
Winners of Races at Ingleside and at
New Orleans
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22.—Weather
at Ingleside tine; track) slow. Result*!
Five furlongs—Tirade wen, Slrongoli zet
ond, Earl Islington third; time, 1:04
Mile and a sixteenth, selling—Hardly won,
Lady Hurst second, Lena Thorp third;
time, 1:81%.
Six furlongs', selling—Bonnie lone won.
Colonel Dan. second, Mocorito third; time,
One Mile—Tom Calvert won, Ulm soeond,
Frank Jaubert third? time, 1:4*84. ,
Six furlongs, selling—Paul Griggs won,
Zamar 11. second, Major Cook third; time,
Five furlongs*—Miss Marian yen, Ann
Page second, Rcy Hooker third; time,
At New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 22.—Track slow;
weather tine. Results:
One mile—Great Rend w,in, Patroon sec
ond, Eva Price third; time. 1:40.
Seven furlongs—Queen cf Song won, Wel
ter second, PellMell third; time, 1:31.
Mile ami an eighth—Hate Shields won,
Lake View Palace stcond, Jim Flood third;
time, 2:05.
Mile and' an eighth—Clay Pointer wen,
Mariti second, Double Dummy third; time,
Six furlOngs—Dissi won, Debride second,
Dave S. third; time, 1:17 U.
Commissions Taken by Black & Co.
Ingleside Race Entries
Black & Co., 143 South Broadway, will re
ceive entries and take commissions on the
Ingleside races, held under the auspices of
the Pacific Coast Jockey club:
Entries will be posted dally and complete
service by wire. Following are the entries
for today:
First race, six furlongs, purse—Tirade,
113; Merops l ,ll3; Rose Beau, 115; Whaleback,
118; Dunpralse, 118; Balllsta, 118.
Second race, five furlongs, purse, maidens
—Peach Blossom, 97; Silver Girl, 97; M\»
Dear, 97: St. Krlstine. 97; Bland, 100; Mar
tello, 100; Sevoy, 107; Esplranda, 107; Scin
tillate, 107; Melkarth, 107; Morabella, 107;
Goethe, 107; Sierra Blanco, 107; De Los
Reyes, 107; Lomo, 112.
Third race, mile and an eighth, hurdle
handicap, over five jumps—Ockturuck, 129;
Durward', 130; Kossmore, 130; P. F. 132;.
Major S., 137; To/tonl, 140; Granger, 149;
Viking, 158; Reddington, 102.
Fourth race, handicap, seven furlongs—
Novia. 100; Topmast, 107; Paul Griggs, 110;
Moringa, 114; San Venado, 114.
Fifth race, six furlongs, selling—Joe Ull
man, 107; Tom Smith, 11/7; Lady Britannic,
107; Myth, P;7; Whitcomb, 107; St. Lee, 110;
Don Fulano, 110; Outaway, 110; Hohenzol
lern, 110,
Sixth race, one mile, purse—Baby King,
96; Ulm, 103; Boardman, 103; Nora Ives,
105; Olinthus, 113.
Weather clear; track fair.
A Widow's Suicide in an Ohio
COLIMBI'S, 0., Dee. 22—A well-dressed
refined looking woman went to the Chitten
den Hotel lasti night about 9 o'clock, where
she registered as Sirs. Ashton of Pittsburg.
She was assigned to a room, in which she
was found today, having committed suicide
by taking carbolic acid. Two envelopes wero
found in the room, one with money to pay
the hotel and the other addressed to tho
Chief of Police, containing the following
"My husband having died aud left me
alone, I do not care to live. There is $77
in my purse in my corset waist. Bury mo
The note was printed, with the evident
purpose of disguising the writing, and nil
marks had been carefully removed from her
clothing by the woman. The deceased ap
pears to be about 36 years of age.
Mexican Exploration
CHICAGO, Dec. 22—Prof. Frederick
Starr, head of the anthropological depart
ment of the University of Chicago, left for
a trip among the semi-civilized tribes of
Mexico. He will spend nearly four months
studying these people and expects to return
with photographs', and plaster casts that will
represent races never Before studied. The
expedition will take Prof. Starr among the
Mixes, a tribe that thirty years ago were
Prof. Starr will be accompanied by Man
uel Gonzales. At the City of Mexico his
photographer, Charks Lang, will join him.
and later they will complete the party of
four by engaging a Mexican plaster worker.
Oaxaca will be reached by rail, but from
there the journey will he made on horse
back, a distance of 100 miles.
Election Contests
SAN JOSE, Dec. 22.—The election con
test by Lyndon against Langford, for sher
iff; Conant against Lotz, for treasurer, and
Aggeler against Cass, for city Justice, com
1 SSoston sZ, Store jj
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S Boas and Fancy Neckwear !.
} A Few Very Acceptable Gifts tor Latin |!
j| Feather Boas Feather Boa* j [
5 Best Quality Feather Boas, extra 45-inch, full measure, fine luster, ex- J ,
5 curted, 10 inch™ long, ribbon ends, tra l» n O brc j , ,
€ $1.75, $2.75, $3.00 to $6.00 each. $11.80, $13.80, $18.60, $18.80. <
t 27-iuch long, wide ribbon ends, •*Pf f /* * ' [
# (7 00 euuh 54-inch fine Ostrich Boos, I I
2 * $13, $14.50, $16.80, $18 and $22.80 each. ( i
£ Extra Fine ' The Finest I I
2 Long fibre 30-inch Ostrich Boas, 72-inoh extra long Boas al l f
i $8.00, $9.50, $11.50, $13.50. $30.00 each. [ . ( ,
# Coqua Feather Boat I >
# Cogue Boas in White, Pink, Blue, Browns and Greys, 36-inch, at < '
0 $2.60 and $3.60 each 11
€ Cogue Boos, same colorings, extra fine quality, 45-inch, at , • 1 .
g $3 2S each I
5 Ladles' Neckwear ,)
» Fancy .labots of Lace, Chiffon, Mous- Duchess Lace Collars in new designs ( |
f seine de Soie, in special designs with At $28.00, $30.00 and $32.00 each. (>
A or without stock, white, cream, For Elderly Ladles I I
5 black and fancy shades, Black Lace Ficbus and Scarfs, I I
5 $1.00, $1.25, $1.80 to $6.80 each. $3.80 and $4.00 each. j ,
# January Patterns, Glass of Fashion and Sheets have arrived < [
? Store open this evening aud tomorrow evening 4
1 os Angeles Theater c M WOOD rA n M d .2: c WYArt
Engagement of the Supported by an Bxcallant Costs
Distinguished Actress Janet U/aiaotr pany, In Repertoire
Bargain Saturday Matinee As You I.iko It" SEATS
Tonight - - - - - "TwMftb Night" NOW ON
Hatorday Night .... "Romno nnd Juliet' BALE
Tel Main 70 PRICES—Front part of Orchestra, $1 00; Balance ol Orohestrs, 7&o: First Bows Of
balcony, 50e; Balance of Balcony, 25e; Gallery, ISc.
NEXT ATTRACTlON——Everybody Laughed Last Time Four Nights Only,
lleo. MS, J«. %1, ta. Sunday, Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday.
S3 Willie Collier '» *££
And laugh until you can hardly ses for the tears In your eyas.
Seats now on sale PRICES—2SO Mo, 7io. II 00 and |1.60~~~-~TsL Main 7a
(ftrpheiim— TJoniyht 97/atinee "Uomorrow .
m *e' ■ MADAME CAMILLA URSO, Greatest Violinist of tho Century.
of Music. ARN KSKN, Wonderful Equilibrist JOE FLYNN is the Talk of the Town. EMMA
CAKU9, Phenomenal Lady Baritone 4 WILSONS, Colored Comedians.
Commencing with the Christmas matinee. Monday, Dec. 26, the curtain will rise at '
2:15 p. m., and for the evening performances, 8:15 p. m.
PRICES NEVER CHANGlNG—Downstairs, 26 and 50c; Balcony, 25c. Matinees.
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; any seat. 25c; children, 100.
Wm utihonL PRICES—ISo, 25c, 35c, Sue.
tjurunnit L oge seats, 75c; Box Seats, II; Matintes.lOc and JBo.
Saturday th o <Dom* *
Children attending the Saturday Matinee will be presented with a toy.
nushank PRICES, 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c; Lose Beats, 75c; C A. SHAW,
|JUrnnnn ij OX Seats, $1; Matinees, 10c and 25c. Lessee.
Ott &ros. Ss. fill Jtboard \ \W&
New, Bright, Original. Seats now on sale.. Telephone Main 1270.
'December 29th ana (7\_ „.i_i Vke World* a
Vfat. 3ht, 2 ociock mftOSenifiaij Stalest Pianist
Management of J. T. FITZGERALD
Advance Sale of Seats commences December 26th at 9 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Music and
Piano Co., 113 S. Spring St. PRICES—7Sc, $1.00, »1.50, >2.00. Btelnway Piano Used.
JJwo Urans-Continental jCimiteds
p Sunset JCimited
tSltnSOi 3 p.m., Wednesday and Sunday tSaClftQ
p. ... {Pacific Coast jCimitod Coast
cLftmttQu a p m ( Tueioay and Friday.
T ° JuilV.stituiedVrain, Ximitod
NEW ORLEANS Magnificently equipped with Composite TO
Buffet Library Car, Ladles' Compartment
WASHINGTON car, Elegant Double .Drawing Room Sleep- ST. LOUIS
lng Cars and Dining Cars.
NEW YORK Manned by a full corps of carefully CHICAGO
trained and efficient employee. . Mn
EAST ne Easiest Xony 'Distance EAST
Zj'rains in the World 1
Southern Pacific Company, 26/ S. Spring St., cor. ZjAirat
~ ~~ &or 'Denver, JCansas
California Chicago and Cast
SLj«/ Leaves Los Angeles 1:20 p. m.
Lighted by Electricity throughout.
! Elegant Sleeping Cars, Composits Car,
Of:~ Jt~-.J~ SE» Barber Shop, Dining Car, Observation Cir,
If/a Kjartia tTO containing ladies' parlor. The fastest reg
—. f ular train ever run across the continent
H/tOUtO No extra charge.
. _ _ w . ] _ n _ n^yw^ j TICKET OFFICE, 200 S. Spring St.
£outhern iPacific Company
— f&s 1 9/ew Zfrain Service
San Francisco and jCos Jtngeies JCimited
Vhe Owl
Wi]l leave San Francisco, 5:00 p.m. Will leave Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m,
ganta Catallna Island Thrte and a Ha,f Hours from Los An « el£S
Sreatest ttosort—Vhe jCovotiest Season of the 2/oar
Climate /ear perfection. Phenomenal fishing and hunting. The great stage ride.
The famed Marine Gardens as viewed from glass-bottom boats. Unique exclusive
attractions. Hotel Hetropole, modern appointments. The beat and most picturesque
Golf Links. Round trip every day (except Fridays) from Loa Angeles. Sunday ex
cursions; three hours on ihe Island. See railroad time tables. For full Information, -
Illustrated pamphlets and rates, apply to
Tel. main 36. BANNING CO.. 2228. Spring, Los Angeles.
F_ rknUs>«a« ''el. The finest potted PLANTS and
Or t>nrlStmaS Mam sen fmhns on tots coast.
Prices lower than ever. Also Oennlne Bastern Holly, Sinltax, Cut Flowers, Fornr
eilos. Kto INOI.KBIDE FLORAL COMPANY, F. Edwardfirav. Proprietor, 140 st. Sprint; St.
menced today before Judges Klttredge anl
Hylarwr of tho superior court, sitting In
bane. After the usual preliminaries the
recount commenced, San Jose precinct No.
1 being the first taken In hand, and)finished
Just be fore adjournment. Ten ballots were
objected tn, most of them by the attorneys
for Longford, Lots and Cass for alleged
irregularities, peclslon was reserved.
Without these ballots Lyndon In the pre
cinct lost 3, Aggeler gained 1 and Lots
gained 1.
Cambon's New Position
PARIS, Deo. 22.—M. Jules CamborK
French ambassador to the United States,
will probably be transferred to Berlin.

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