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SONS OF NEW ENGLAND OBSERVE FOREFATHERS' DAY BY DINNERS MERRITT SPEAKS AT NEW YORK Expressing the Opinion That We Have Outgrown the Constitution —Other Men Think Otherwise Associated Press Special Wire NEW YORK, Dec. 22.—Over four hun dred sons of New England sat down tonight at the ninety-third annual dinner of the New England society at the Waldorf-As toria. President Howland presided. The guests included many men prominent in public and private life, among them being Hrayton Ives, Eliliu Root, ,1. P Morgan. Joseph 11. Choatc, General Hamilton Hawkins, Gen eral W. R. Shatter, General Elisha Dyer o! Rhode Island, Admiral W. T. Sampson, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, General Joseph Wheeler, General Wesley Merritt, former Governor R. P. Flower. C. P. Huntington and former Vice-President Levi P. Morton. Governor elect Roosevelt was greeted with loud cheers when he rose to respond to "The State of New York." Genera! Merritt, in the course of a short speck, said: "We have n great work before us. What we have done and what the ad ministration has done has been in the inter est of the country. There is a good deal that! approaches us from every side in the tropics. We can extend our commerce there and we can extend the trade of America, which is now three-fourths of it limited lo the tropics, to an enormous extent. A great many people have insisted that the constitu tion forbids it. To tlwse I have said, 'We have outgrown the constitution." It is not worth while to discuss it. We are here, and we are here to stay. What may be the re sult I do not care to prognosticate, but 1 am Satisfied that Americans' will find a so lution for the matter, however difficult it may be." General Shafter sipoke, on "The Army," paying a warm tribute to the regular army. Major-General Wheeler was the next speaker. He was dressed in the full uniform of a brigadier-general in the regular army, ar.d was received with cheers. He paid a tribute to Colonel Roosevelt and told of the campaign in Cuba. He referred to expan sion, and said that while he would not dis cuss that question, yet this country could rot back down from the task imposed upon it by providence. In conclusion he spoke of the recent trip of President McKinley and his colleagues in the south, which, he said, •would do more to cement the north and south than anything else since the war. At Cincinnati CINCINNATI, Dec 22.—Forefathers' day was celebrated here today in all the public schools with historical exercises. At the New England banquet at the Grand Hotel tonight Major General Kelson A. Miles and Inspec tor General .1. C. Breckinridge, who arrived today from Washington, were the guests of honor and responded respectively to "The Spirit of Xew England" and "Santiago s Duty." At Charleston CHARLESTON, ,s. C, Dec. 22.—The seventy-ninth annual banquet of the -New England society was given at the Charleston hotel here tonight. Tlie leading speakers of the evening were Senator George F. Hoar 'of Massachusetts, who responded to "Fore fathers' Day." Senator John L. McLaurin of South Carolina who responded to "Our Country," and the Hon. Joseph P. Cum mings ol Georgia, who responded to "The Mayflower." The banquet was an elaborate and brilliant function ami there were seated at the tables • 100 guests-. Senator's Hoar's address was 'largely of a historical nature and touched but lightly upon the issues of the present day. '. Messrs. McLaurin and Cummings, how ever. took occasion to declare in more or less pronouueeq term* against the policy of expansion. FRAUD AT FRESNO Leads the Grand Jury to Take Action in Regard to It FRESNO, Dec. 22.—lust before adjourn ment Tuesday the grand jury found accusa tions for corrupt misconduct in office against four members of tlie Fresno county board of supervisors. At that time District ( Attorney Alva E. Snow was l instructed to draw the accusations up in legal form, which ■work was finished this afternoon, when the ■documents were tiled with the- county clerk and created a sensation in political circles'. The officials whom the grand jury accuses of misappropriating the funds of the county are J. H. Sayre, chairman of the board: C. AY. Garrett, W. I. Mauley and M. S. Rose. The charge contains three specific allega tions of malfeasance. Two of the counts arc in connection with the purchase of road sprinkling carts from the Hopkins agricul tural works to be used in Garrett's and Ward's districts. Evidence was unearthed three weeks ago which showed that Hop kins had paid cacti of the supervisors $150 with a view to influencing their votes in the matter of purchasing the sprinkling carts. Supervisor Garrett was indicted at the time on a charge of accepting a bribe. The third count was tlie payment by tlie hoard of $.175 tr, Attorney (.'. ('. Merriam on July 31, 1593, for services rendered to the board as rpecial counsel when the reconstruction of the courthouse was- in progress. "Dad" Letcher, who is a member of the present grand jury, was on the board at I lie timi nnd made the motion to employ Mr. .Mer riam. The accusations are only quasi criminal in nature, the object being to re move the accused from office. The term; of Rose and Garrett expire on January 1, Which is sooner than they could be ousted by judicial procedure. WOULD BE POSTMASTER The Ambition of Ex-Councilman Z. D. Mathuss Ex-Councilman Zachariah D. Mathuss is a candidate to succeed Postmaster Mathews. General Mathews is fixed for a year yet, for the department is certain to let him fill out his term,which will not expire until that length of time. The salary is only $:i4OO per year, which is grossly inadequate to the work required and the business ability needed by the incumbent. General Mathews has filled the place with as close an ap proach to general satli'aet.'io a*s is r j-*:b!e. and his successor will have difficulty in maintaining the high degtce o! excellence which lias been characteristic oi the of? cc andcr his rule. Mi. Mathusi bai against him as rivals Post oil': t Inspectc: Motley 11. Flint, a brother of l.'tiitc:: ?:ate= Dittnct Attorney Frank Flint, and Ck|XUn Jf, J. ' Cressey. Mr. Mathuse has a good record as a business man and as a Grand Army member, nnd seems to think he has sufficient back | ing to make the rtiee. SIX MONTHS' VACATION Given to Naval Constructor John F. Hanscom WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—The secretary lOf the navy today made public the findings lof the court-martial in the case of Naval Constructor John F. Hanscom, in charge of the construction department at Leaguv island. He was charged with various of fenses in connection with overpayment of the men employed at the navy yard there. The court-martial acquitted the accused of ficer of three of the charges, namely, pit paring a fraudulent voucher, inefficiency and making fraudulent reports, but convict ed him of violating a lawful regulation in failing to report fraudulent entries in time book". He was sentenced to suspension from duty for six months on waiting or ders. The secretary has not yet approved the sentence. SPLINTERS OF WOOD SHOW THAT THE WARSHIP HIT A DERELICT Soundings Taken Show Shoal Water Over Diamond Reef, Where the Massachusetts Was Injured NEW YORK, Dec. 22.—Tl# examination of the battleship Massachusetts today dis closed three large dents in the port side of the vessel forward. One of the official* told a reporter that the injuries were more serious than had been anticipated. From a hole in the bottom of the ship several long splinters of wood were taken. This is thought at the navy yard to indicate that the ship struck the wreck oi a barge which sank off Governor's island several years ago and which at extremely iow water has been a menace to navigation ever since. A Timely Discovery WASHINGTON, Dec. 22—The naval au thorities have learned to their dismay that it is not poss'ble for one of oui big battle ships like the Oregon or Massachusetts to get out of New York harbor during extra low water, such as prevailed when the lat ter battleship struck on Diamond reef a short tine ago. To aid the court of in quiry now in session at New York trying to ascertain the responsibility for the grounding, the navy department called upon the coast survey for special measurements of the water in the harbor near Diamond reef and upon thi rock itself. The report of the superintendent of the survey has just been leceived and it shows, in the op nion of the naval officers, that it is not possible for a ship of the size of the Massachusetts md with her maneuvering qualities' to get out of the harbor without touching the hot torn when the tide is ebb and the wind strong. The matter will! be brought to the atten tion of congress, with a view of securing the removal of the upper part of Diamond reef. BRYAN GOING HOME And He Is Not Converted Into an Imperialist ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22 — Colonel William J. Bryan paged through this city tonight, on his way home. He was met by friends, with whom he dined. "Is it true you went to Xew York for the purpose of consulting Carnegie?" Colonel Bryan was asked. "Xo, it is not true." replied Colonel Bry an. "Personal business took me to Xew York. I had no conference with Mr. Car negie. I have read his opinion in refer ence to annexation and the military ques tion, and am very glad indeed to know that he has taken the position which he has." In reference to the annexation and ex pansion questions, Colonel Bryan said that he stood where he always stood, opposed to a headlong policy of imperialism, by the annexation of any conquered territory with out the consent of the governed. Little indication of Colonel Bryan's recent rank in the army appears in his apparel, although a white campaign hat would sug gest to the paser-by that the wearer had probably seen service. He has apparently completely recovered his health. Settled an Old Grudge John Singer, the proprietor of the Glen coe saloon, at 324 South Main street, claims to have been attacked by Nick Granville last night, after the saloon had been closed. Granville knocked Singer down and beat Kirn in the face with his lists. Bystanders took Granville away from Singer, and the latter applied at the receiving hospital to have his bruised face dressed. Singer says his assailant was angry because he bad been compelled to pay for some hottlcs of liquor he had taken from the place some days ago. Deeds Recorded SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 22.—The deeds transferring a water front" terminal in this city to the Santa Fe railroad were recorded today and it is expected that the property will be fully improved by July 1. The trackage arrangement which is to permit the Santa Fe to use the line of tlie South ern Pacific between Mojave anil Hakersfield will go into effect on that date, and it is be lieved that on the same day the Santa Fe will begin the operation of the Valley road by running through trans to San Fran cisco. Merchants' Monthly Bulletin The Merchants anil Manufacturers'asso ciation has issued the first number of its new publication, the Monthly Bulletin, The lalutatory says: "To ceiiu nt tiie interests of the merchants and to promote in every way the welfare of Los Angeles the Monthly lltil letin is issued. A committee consisting nt Directors Marshutz. Herron and Stuart has general supervision and management of the paper with the secretary. V. J. Zrehnndi.lnar. as editor." It is a neat three-column quarto, destined to fill fully the purpose for which it was established. Lived a Century SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22—Herman Qrunberg died tonight at the Pacific He brew home, aecd 109 years. Nineteen years ;igo he bought a coffin and had a shroud made and selected his pall bearers. He will be buried in the casket he kept for so long, but h" survived all but three of the men chosen to bear his remains to the grave. _ A Steamer Ashore KINGSTON, Jamnicn, Deo, 22. —Tho steamer Andes oi (lie At la? line wont ashore here today. The high wind* and heavy seas i prevailing will probably came the Andes to | lit a total loss if the fail ot pull her oil. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 33, 1898 OPEN DOOR TO CHINA READY TO HAND BY COURTESY OP RUSSIA A VAST MARKET NOW WAITING Bookwalter of Ohio Speaks as One Having Authority, Having Both Seen and Heard associated Press Special Wire. LONDON, Doc- 2S.—tfoto W. Bookwal ter of Ohio, wlio has just returned from a three months' journey through Russia, told the correspondent of the Associated Tress in an interview today that he enjoyed un limat facilities for observing what is going in in that country, lie traveled 17,000 miles to th* terminus of tbe Transsiberiati rail road, to the end of the line reaching the frontier of Afghanistan and to the end of only line penetrating China through -Man churia. All these arc now practically com pleted. "Kvcrywhere 1 found," Mr. Rookwalter >aid, "the kindest and moat friendly feeling towards America and Americans and heard many expressions of satisfaction over American success in our war with Spain. To this there was not a single exception. America's best open door to Central Asia and China is through Russia. Already all the locomotives and rolling stock on the railways are of American manufacture. Central Asia will in the near future be the greatest market, in the world, for manufac tures of all kinds and our obtaining the virtual monopoly of this market only de pends on our retaining the friendship Russia now has for us. • America has very little to gain by an open door in China. That country is an industrial one. and whatever we may now be able to sell to then| theft'hinese will soon be able to make for themselves. One day, and that day is near at hand, whatever Chi na buys from the rest of the world will reach her through Russia and Central Asia. Russia in the last three years has done more to open the doors of China than England and all the rest of the world has done in fifty years. "I have traveled over 12,000 miles of rail road which she built from the Caspian sea to Tashkend. in Turkestan, over a branch of this line which runs to the northern fron tier of India, over a branch which goes from Merv to the border of Afghanistan. There are also Russian lines al! along the Persian frontier and penetrating into that country, either completed or rapidly approaching completion. All the work on these lines has been done by soldiers, who, in this way are not in Russia, as elsewhere, non-producers. "All this tremendous Asiatic railway sys tem is owned and operated by the govern ment. All the lines are < dmirably built and splendidly equipped. Why, I saw a bridge across the Amudarin in Central Asia, at a point where the river is three miles wide, that cost 20,000,01X1 roubles, and it is tf.e greatest piece of engineering work ever ac complished. There is nothing like it any where else in the world. "The government is turning its surplus European population into Central Asia, just as the United States turned the surplus pop ulation of her Atlantic states into her great western territories. Xo human power can stay the onward march of the Slav through Asia, which will be the feature of the twentieth century just as the march of the Anglo-Saxon through America has been the feature of the nineteenth. "The United States will be committing a woeful mistake if she fails to retain the friendship of this 1 great world power of the future." IN THE RING Denny Was Chosen but Lost the Fight SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 22.—The Excel sior Athletic club tonight promoted three of the bot boxing contests seen here for a long time. The event of the evening was a twenty-round go between Martin Denny of Australia and Sammy Maxwell of San Francisco, lightweights. The contest was an even one, and the decision of Referee Stelzner awarding the contest to Maxwell was received with hisses and cheers. Denny was by far the cleverer, landing on his op ponent repeatedly, but his blows lacked steam. Denny did not appear to be in the best condition. In the second round he sprained bis right hand, and this disability doubtless lost him the contest. Maxwell made an aggressive fight. His blows wen' terrific, but owing to the cleverness of his opponent, many of them were blocked. When tly? decision was announced Denny made a rush at the referee, striking him. The ring was the scene of disorder for n few minutes, seconds, referee, club officials and police being in the mix-up, but order was finally restored by the police. In the first, preliminary Kid Hogan de feated Sammy Murphy. Willie Cole de feated Finnerty in six rounds. An English Mill BIRMINGHAM, Eng., Dec. 22.—At the Olympic club this evening in a twenty round glove contest between Mike Sears of Boston and Wright of Plymouth, Eng., the American was defeated in the fifteenth round. On the Mat CINCINNATI. Dec. 32.—After the regu ar performance at the People's theater, Hali Adoli, tho Turk, and Cha'les Wittmer of this city wrestled Graeco-Roman for the best two out oi three for a purse of $500 and is2oil a side. The Turk threw Wittmer in the first b"iit in 22 minutes 40 seconds, but it required one hour and 25 minutes lor him to throw Wittmer in the second bout. FOUR HUNDRED KIDS Listen to a Speech by Colonel Teddy Roosevelt NEW YORK. Dee. 22.—Colonel Roose velt talked to nearly four hundred little Italian- today in the Children's Aid socie ty's win iI on Sullivan street, where he went by special invitation. The children sang for Colonel Roosevelt and went through a flag drill, between which the colonel told them about his regiment. The buglet, he said, wai an Italian, and wns sr. brave that after lie had the lingers of hi- hand shot away so that he could not bugle any more be spent the rest ot the day car rying the wounded from the lield. In con- clufion tlie eolot.cl exhorted them to he good, clean end ready to fight if need lie; to be able lo give i good account of them relvt •: l" be tender and kind to their moth er-' and sister-, f,nd some day he might lake them into his regim< nt. The childn n gave the eoionel three I'OUS ing cheers when he ceased talking, and a crowd of boys followed him down to the elevated station, cheering all the way. A Man Missing SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22.—Tomasso Killini, who shot and killed Mrs. Louise Parker, alias Louisa Spain, on the 6th of last month, wa* tried on a charge of murder in Judge Wallace's court today. The evi dence showed the woman was killed while alie was in a saloon drinking with a man named George Speen. The defense was that Killini shot the woman accidentally while defending himself against an attack by Speen. The jury failed to agree and were locked up for the night. Pacific Coast Pioneers NEW YORK, Dec. 22.—Charles Q, Afar tin, a California pioneer of 1849. anel for merly sealer of weights and measures at San Francisco, Is dead at his home In Mount Vernon, N. V., aged 84 years. Seattle—Andrew B. Young;, a pioneer of the Pacific coas:, cJled In this city today asred 76. Mr. Young came to California, from Maine In 1846. In 1855 he settled on Puget sound. VICTIMS Of THE GRIP COUNTED BY THOUSANDS IN THE EASTERN CITIES Philadelphia Alone Claims Thirty Thousand Patients and the Dis ease Is on the Increase NEW YORK, Dec. 22.—The epidemic of grippe is still in marked evidence. The death rate from bronchitis and pneumonia continues very heavy. Many of the recent deaths from pneumonia have been indirect ly due to the grip. Furthermore, physi cians say that the prevalence of the grip, with the consequent weakening of the sys tem causes an increase in mortality in all lilies. The deaths from all causes reported today number sixteen more than the day before. During the last four days, accord ing to Dr. Rodgers Tracey, register of rec ords of the health department, the deaths from all causes have been 530. This is a daily average of 132\£. On the correspond ing days of la.st year the deaths from all causes numbered 388, a daily average of 97. Many school children and teachers ore suf fering from the grippe. There are about 225,000 children enrolled in the public schools in this city. The normal ratio of absentees is one in 100. Today Superintend ent Jaaepr reported that there were about 45,000 alisentees among the pupils. There are 381 sick policemen today. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. — From the number of persons connected with the va rious government departments and large commercial houses who are ill, it is apparent that grippe is playing an important part in the present health conditions in Washing ton. Of the 3000 employes of the govern ment printing office, 372 are away on sick leave, and of the 2000 in the bureau of en graving and printing, 235 are reported ill. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22.—1t is esti mated that between 25,000 and 30,000 per sons in this city are suffering from the grippe, and doctors report it on the increase. At the hoard of health today six deaths were reported to have occurred within the past twenty-lour hours, directly due to grip, and twelve other deaths wea? traced indirectly to the same cause. The Parker Murder OAKLAN D, i)4c. John R. Turner, a former wealthy atto.'i.y cf I hica/o. has been mi-fing for almost a month and his acquaintances in this city fear that he hns met with foul play. He arrived in Oak land on November llitii ami engaged fpa't nients at the GaUndo hoell, saying that he intended to make hiw resiidence in this Cit) and that his wife and family, who were in Chicago, would follow later. He paid in advance for his room and seemed to have plenty of money. A few days later he en gaged offices. On the 28th of November, however, he suddenly disappeared and has not been seen since. A few daysi after Parker left a strange man called for his mail, but has not again returned to the hotel. His home is said to have been in Garfield Park, Chicago. Hoppe's Heirs Paid WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—The state de partment has just received through Minis ter Clayton from the Mexican government a draft for *5000 to be paid to the heirs of Henry Hoppe, a native of New Orleans. Hoppe had been working in Mexico and while traveling in the mountains otOaxaca he was brutally murdered by one of the Mexican rurales, or native constabulary, who are retained for the purpose of protect ing travelers. At the same time an English man named McSweeney was killed in the same fashion, and as the state of Oaxaca paid the British government $5000 on ac count of his death it was obliged to yield to our representations in behalf of the American citizen and make a similar allow ance to the heirs of Hoppe. Hitchcock's Successor NEW YORK, Dec. 23.—A dispatch to the Press from Washington srys: The indi cation." are that Robert E. Hitt of Illinois, chairman of the house foreign affair' com mittee, has beer.' asked to accept the am bassadorship to Russia by the president. Senator CuXom recently recommended Mr. Hitt for the BfritUh post. Thi- is of importance as an indication that Mr. Hitt is willing to leave congress to enter the diplomatic service. Will Stop Smuggling VICTORIA. B. C, Dec. 22.— H. M. S. Imperleuso has reported to the lccal agent of the department of marine and fU'h eries that Maple Spit beacon on Raynes' sound has been swept away by recent storms. The government has* decided upon tlie suppression nf smuggling along the coast. A number of protective stations, will be established, three In Inland waters and three along the west coast. Officers will have power to seize any vessel found smuggling or otherwise breaking the cus :oms laws. A Sword for Schley PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 22.—Rear Ad miral Schley was" tonight the recipient of a. handsome and costly s-word, scabbard and belt, presented to him In behalf of) the peo ple of this city and other cities 1 In Pennsyl vania, New Jersey and Delaware, who con tributed to a fund established for the pur pose. The sword, scabbard and belt rep resent a cost of $4200, The blade is of fine Damasicus steel, appropriately engraved, and the hilt Is elaborately decorated with di amonds and other precious stores. A Rubber Combine I NEW YORK, Dec. 22.—A new comblna | t!on of some of the leading rubber flrm.i tn j the I'nt'edl States It now tn process of form ! atton, and l it is expected to be complot* !In about a weelt. It I* understood that the I organisation w'.ll have a capital rf $30,000 - j oro. Jis,ooo.fioo to be preferred stock, and .he other 115,000,000 to bp common stpek. It lis understood that Charles B. FKnt has I charge of the organization. WORKING TO THE WEST ATTRACTED BY ORIENTAL TRAFFIC Burlington and Rock Island Roads Are Both Looking Longingly Toward the Pacific Coast CHICAGO, Dec. 22—The Chronicle says: There are strong indications that the Chi cago, Burlington and Quincy and the Chi cago, Bock Island and Pacific roads are figuring on extending their lines to the Pa cific Coast. The absorption of the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands by this country, it is ex pected by the owners of these roads, wili open up am immense transcontinental rail business both east and westward. The re cent deal by which the Santa Fe will have its own line into San Francisco in the spring has awakened the officers of the competing semi-transcontinental roads. An officer of one of the Western roads who has just come from the coast and who takes a keen interest in railroad affairs out there, says: "I would not be surprised to wake up some morning and find the transcontinental situation further complicated by the an nouncement that the Burlington was to be extended to the Pacific Ocean. The Bur lington is a good deal nearer the coast than most people imagine, and I understand that this road has been surveying through Idaho all summer—one line through Nez Perec Pass and another through Lola Pass. I un derstand also that two or three important lines that are now being built in Western Idaho and Northeastern Oregon arc in tended eventually to form part of the pro posed western extension of the Burlington. Another point of interest in this connection is the fact that the Burlington is a large holder of valuable terminal and dock prop erties at Gray's Harbor, which would De of great value to the company were it to enter the Oriental trao>e. Such an extension would also form a sort of short route from Ta coma to New Orleans." Denver, Col., is now the western terminus of the Rock Island, and Billings, Mont., is the end of the Turlington's tracks. It has been reported that the former company would soon purchase the Colorado Midland, which would place its terminus 400 miles further west. Billings?, Mont., the end of the Burlington, is 1020 miles from Tacoma, or a little farther than Ogdtn is from San Francisco. While President Purdy of the Rock Island denies the report that hi* com pany is figuring on having the Midland. 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SANDEN, 204 B ,?„" t i , ,"™" d " ,,> '' S X OFFICE HOURS—B a. m. to Bp. m.; Sundays, 10 to l. YOU CAN'T BUY IT IN DRUG STORES X Open Evenings Until 9 Oclock m piece of 1 || Furniture, m Get It here m mSkv Los Angeles furniture Co. 225-227-229 South Broadway /mMS? r aTets, Rugs, Draperies Opposite City Hall J^Wm^P nothing definite can be learned regardl g the jßurkmgton's intentions. - - A Gigantic Trust PITTSBURG, Dec. 22.—A gigantic co - solldatlon of tha local gas, light and net - lng companies was consummated toda■. The capital invested exceeds 226,000,000. Jn idea of the Incorporation of the combl c will be appreciated when It Is plated tn t one company will In the future control t c gas, light and heating supply of Plttsbu g and Allegheny, and will, have absolve power to make, raise or lower the prices o all consumer*, A Freight Wreck MEDFOHD, Ore., Dec. 22.—The norih-1 bound freight train, No. 20, was baMv | wrecked! In the Medford yard this morflng > about 4 oclock. The train broke In /wo , about six miles south of where therels a t down grades. The engine, with several cirs, had Just pulled Into the station and stotped when ihe loose cars, together with thjca- j boose, came crashing Into them, demolish-1 lng several of them. No one was hull. A Pension Ruling CHIL.LICOTHH, 0.. Dec. gf.'-Johi W. | Kelley. a veteran of the civil war, revived notice from the pension giireau today that his pension of $12 per month, aasuicj fog general disability, has been stoppid be cause he did service In the war wlthfipaln. Kelley first offered to enter the sendee as a soldier, but was rejected on disability, and then secured a place as muledaver. Dreyfus Disorder TOULOUSE. France. Dec. 22..f8erlous street disorders occurred here Uilf evening between the promoters of pro-Dreyfus and anti-Dreyfus meetlngr. Several persons were seriously Injured and the windows of a number of Jewish shops wert*ma?hed. Bliss' Successor WASHINGTON, Dec. 2J—Secrftary BHsb stated today that Mr. Hitchcock, his suc cessor In the cabinet, will soil for this country on January 6th, ami that the change of office would take plate just prior to February Ist. Tired of Poverty ..... „. „, SAN JOSE, Dec. 32 — Mrs. James Sutcllffe. aged 33, attempted to comitlt sutc.lde to night by shooting herself filce In the ab domen. She Is In a precarious condition. Poverty Is supposed to be ,the cause. Undelivered Telegrams There are undelivered Jelegrams at the office of the Western Unidjo Telegraph com pany for Mrs. A. Godbe, tlias. Waterman, Mr. S. L. Graham and C. S. Frtnch. The British Navy LONDON, Dec. J2.—The Ititlsh ad miralty. It Is reported, has lust placed or ders for four wars'hlps with shipbuilders on the Clyde. HIS UNREQUITED LOVE DRIVES A SAN JACINTO MAS INSANE " ,ik •- Indian Trailers Employed to Find and Bring Him Home From the Mountain! RIVERSIDE, Dec. 22.-5o far no traces ol Bert Farmer, the San Jacinto miming man, have been found. Farmer left home several days ago, took to the hills in an inaane con dition and has not been seen since. Indian trailers have been employed to search for him. It ia feared that death has overtaken him from hunger and exposure, as snow lies on the mountains where he is supposed to be. Unrequited love is said to be the reason for Farmer's audden insane freak. Thomas E. Stibbens will leave for Sacra mento Saturady to get ready to take charge of the work assigned him, which is watchr man in the state treasury. Sheriff Johnson, whose term of office «• pires with the present month, will engage in the mining business In Lower California. A regular north wind and dust storm hag prevailed here for a couple of days, and to day tfie wind is about as strong as any that has visited this section this year. So far no damage hns been done. \ Copies of the petition asking the railroad companies to grant lower rates of freight east on orange shipments, adopted by the meeting on orange growers at Los Angeles yesterday, have been received here and are bing circulated for signatures. The petition! will receive the signatures of growers gener ally as they fell that reduction of freight charges is the only hope of the business of orange production. The first meeting of the'hew hoard of su pervisors promises to be one of the liveliest sessions ever held by a board in this county for the reason that a new horticultural com mission is to be named and there are some thing like a dozen applicants for the three positions. Indications are that W. F. Uud jong is the only one who will get a reappoint ment. The commission! rship is worth $100 a month. Sir Edwin Arnold, the other day, praised Kipling for his Recessional. "Yes," said Kipling, "it was just at the right , time, and that's all the battle. It's not what you write, but when." And in this Kip ling only adds emphasis to what Mr. Doo ley has said of him already.