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And Corporate Interests Would Have
the Means at Hand to Destroy
All Liberty
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.-The minority
of the committee on military affairs filed
with the clerk of the house their report on
the Hull bill to increase the army to 100,000
men. It says in part:
"The minority of the committee dissent
from the majority of the committee because
the bill reported makes a permanent stand
ing army tor the United States of over 100,
--000. Such an army is not necessary to be
maintained in this country now, neither
because of our relations to the islands of the
sea, nor because of any necessity which in
tbe past year has arisen in this country
"It is evident that the Hull bill will cost
the people annually the sum of $150,000,000.
This would be a permanent charge upon the
people; $145,000,000 are being paid annually
to the soldiers of the civil war and the war
with Spain, thus placing a permanent charge
of $295,000,(100 upon the people of the United
States, and this to maintain the military
establishment alone, to say nothing of the
"It is well understood that the great cor
porate interests of the country are demand
ing this large standing army. Their reasons
for such a demand are too obvious to be
pointed out. These interests want force
to enforce their demands, and n president
dominated by such interests would have,
With such a standing army, the means at his
hand to invoke the liberties of the people,
to suppress freedom ot speech and to dese
crate the ballot box itself."
The minority presents a substitute bill,
providing for an army of 30,000 men. The
substitute also provides for 50,000 volunteers
to be taken from the states and territories
and the District of Columbia in proportion
to population; these volunteers are to be
mustered out of the service of the United
States within two years of the date of the
passage of the act unless sooner terminated.
Their organization is to be the same as that
of the regular army.
Representative llay of Virginia, who pre
pared the minority report, estimates that
the regular army establishment provided for
in the minority substitute would entail an
annual expenditure of only about $30,000,000,
or about $1000 per man, and that the volun
teer foi 'cc of 50,000 men by the same calcu
lation would cost $50,000,000, or n total dur
ing the existence of the volunteer army of
Indicate Some Fear of Troubles to
ROME, Dec. 23.—The Dope today at the
reception of the Christmas greetings of the
commercial bodies and other prelates', ap
peared to be in excellent health. Replying
to their congratulations, he referred to' the
"sinister events of 1898" and said that it
was high time that the governments of
Europe united to stop "unheard of outrage*
and savage exterminations." But, the
prelate added, this could not be stopped
until "the fear of God, the basis of all mor
ality, is revived in the conscience of the peo
ple and becomes the guiding principle ot the
organization of Statesj."
In regard to the present position of the
church in Italy the pope pointed out that
the symptoms were not reassuring for the
new year. He added that the conditions im
posed upon the head of the church in viola
tion of his dignity and rights "were not
enough, for now it was sought to cast odium
upon the press which openly espoused the
defense of his intcresits and the interests oi
religion and morality."
Continuing the pope remarked that "fur
ther rigors threaten the clergy, although
they are the class the furthest removed from
eeditiousi designs. The obedience of the
clergy to the npotistic see, whose rights they
defended and whose intentions they sec
onded, is now beinG construed as a political
offense. Nevertheless, imbued with the
sense of their high mission and duty, the
clergy to the apostolic see, whose right's they
menaces, and their firmness is finding re
sponse in numerous ltiymen deeply imbued
with the love of the papacy. It is thus by
the co-operation of the clergy and laity that
the salvation of coming generations is as
Will Be Welcomed by Convicts Now in
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Dec. 23.—Gevernor
Budd today issued a number of commuta
tions, which will no> doubt be received as
welcome Christmasi gifts by those prisoners,
in whose favor they are made. The com
mutations are as follows, in each instance
the prisoner to receive his full liberty to
morrow. Dec. 24:
At Cobler, sen? from Losi Angeles- county
in August, 1894, for five years for embezzle
Cornelius J. Hooley, sent from Sierra
county in April. 1898. for one and one-half
years for assault with a deadly weapon.
Burr Bcebe, sent from McdOe county in
July, 1884, for life imprisonment for mur
Thomas H. Maupin, sent from Shasta
county in March, 1897, for twelve years, for
murder in the second degree.
John W. Flood, sent from San Francisco
in May, 1895, for seven years, for felony.
Charles Gibson, sent from Kern county in
March, 1893, for life imprisonment, for mur
William Ryan, sent from Kings county in
March, 1895, to fourteen years for murder
in the second degree.
W. A. Gibson, sent from Kern county in
March, 1893, to life imprisonment for mur
'■ C. C. Sullivan, sent from Fresno county
in June, 1882, to life imprisonment for mur
Arbuckles Still Slashing at Prices of
♦ CHICAGO, Dec. 23.—The Western ♦
J headquarters of Arbuckle Brothers! to- ♦
♦ day announced another cut in the -f
♦ once of refined sugar. Quotations of ♦
X 5-1 j ent * P er Pound were made to re- 4
t t!ul dealers direct, jobbers being ig- -f
t ?9S ed m y est erday's cut. This is about ♦
T S" 18 cent below the American ♦
I Sl |S ar Refining Company's price. +
I , T " e reduction made by theArbuek- +
I \/}Q 8 not been met by »> e trust. I ♦
T When asked today the reason for ♦
♦ selling to retailers direct, instead of ♦
♦ dea ing with jobbers, Mr. Arbuckle ♦
+ said that their prices had not been ♦
♦ recognized in the combine. There was -f
♦ a strong feeling as far as jobbers were ♦
♦ concerned, but whether the practice ♦
of dealing with retailers would be con- -f
4- tinued had not been decided. -f
Hot So Easy to Pick as in Old
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23,-Information
has reached the administration that the
local governments of cities in Cuba and
Porto Rico are constantly being besieged by
capitalists and promoters, with a view to '
securing valuable railroad and other fran
chises and concessions at figures below their
The matter was discussed at today's Cabi
net meeting and instructions will be sent at
once to the military government to exercise
extreme care in approving such grants, and
if any grants be found to be not in the in
terests of the people, or secured at figures
below their real value, to veto them forth
with. Since the close of the war, numerous
schemes to secure the monopoly of street
lighting, street railroads, etc., have been
started on the assumption that when the
United States took control of affairs, large
sums of money would seek investment there
and that fortunes could be easily made. Tho
local government, it is said, have been dis
posed to grant these monopolies very freely
upon the payment down of a considerable
sum, but from this time forward each case
will be carefully scrutinized and all "wild
cat" schemes will be promptly vetoed.
Bank Clearings
NEW YOKK, Dec. 23.—The following- ta
ble, complied by Brads-treet, shows Ihe
bank clearings at the principal cities for the
|week ending December 22. 1898, with the
I percentage of Increase and decrease as com
pared with the corresponding week last
Inc. Dec.
New York 11,043,066,628 30.8' ....'
Boston 129,171,804 17.5
Chicago 147,281,82* 33.5
Philadelphia .... 89,361,638 13.4
St. Louis. 4U,637,393 5.2
Pittsburgh 21,291,487 13.9
Baltimore 22,686,307 24.0
San Francisco .... 16,180,217 12.9
Cincinnati 12,543,700 .... 4.2
Kansas City 10,616,331 3.8
New Orleans 12,956,427 .... 20.1
Minneapolis 10,817,051
Detroit 7,431,198 H. 2
Cleveland- 8,7U,539. 29.9
Louisville 7,409,847 21.4
Providence 6,343,000 38.4
Milwaukee 6,215,018 .... 9.5
3t Paul 4,844,064 5.6
Buffalo 4,415,419 3.3
Omaha 6,907,829 31.6
Indianapolis' 6.491,969 16.6
Columbus, 0 4,415,600 15.2
Savannah 3.223,632 .... 5.2
Denver 3,223,620 18.1
Hartford 2,271,073 4.5
Richmond 2 954,741 7.8
Memphis 2,003,288 .... I 12.1
Washington 2,257,414 6.9
Peoria L849,56tl 1.0
Rochester 2,048,991 26.1
New Haven 1,672,393 12.6
Worcester 1,675,627 14.4
Atlanta 1.868,853 .... 51.3
Salt Lukn City.... 2,586,258 117.3
Springfield, Mass. 1,683,474 20.3
Fort Worth 2,111,501 .... 4.8
Portland, Me 1,515,016 7.4
Portland, Ore 1,914.630 .... 1.0
St. Joseph 2,533,685 57.2
Los Angeleß 1,686,595 2.6
Norfolk 1,275,779 22.1
Syracuse 1,006.255 .... 1.8
Dcs Moines 1,299,942
Nashville 1,181,471 2.2
Wilmington, Del.. 740.663 .... 6.8
Fall River 1,236,455 31.2
Hcranton 1,125,518 14.9
Grand Rapids .... 1,092,325 27.9.
Augusta, Ga 862,143 .... 18.3
Lowell 637,463 .... 21.5
Dayton, Ohio 780.524 4.0 ....
Seattle 1,311,208
Tacoma 715,916 .... 13.3
Spokane 1.259,376 67.3
Galveston 7,933.100 4.1
Houston 9,214,479 M.9
Totals IT. S $1,073,030,022 25.7
Totals outside N.Y 629,963.645 17.9
Montreal J14.730.739 14.0
Toronto 9,175.945 21.3
Winnipeg 2,418,815 12.9
Totals 128,888,117 16.6 ....
A Famous Musician
NEW YORK, Dee. 23.—A cable dispatch
from Wiesbaden, Germany, announces the
death of Sebastian Hach Mills, a well-known
pianist and composer, aged (50 years.
His father was a musician, and he showed
that he had inherited his father's talent at
a very early age. lor he appeared as an in
fant progidy and played before Queen Vic
toria by special command when he was only
seven years old. He received his musical ed
ucation at the Leipsic Conservatory, and
came to tills, country in 1859. His appear
ance at concerts, as well as hi*compositions,
gained him a national reputation.
In the \ear of his arrival in the United
States he married Miss Antonia Voting of
Chicago, whom he met at I/eipsie Conserva
tory, where she was also a student, and her
brother, Otto Young, is a prominent mer
chant of that city. She was a native of
Germany, however, and in accord with her
wish to end her days in the fatherland, Mr.
Mills went to Germany with her in April
last and established himself in his pro
fession in the city where he died.
News From Madrid
MADRID, Dec. 23—According to a dis
patch received here from Iloilo, Island of
Pnnay, several engagements have taken
place between the Spaniards and the in
surgents and many of the Jatter have been
killed or wounded.
It is asserted that Aguinaldo has cabled
to the government saying he will shortly re
lease the Spanish prisoners in the hands
of the insurgents. This statement, how
ever, has not been confirmed.
There is much comment upon the con
ference that has just taken place between
Marshals de Campos, Rivera, Blanco and
The Minister of the Colonies, Senor Giron,
announces that the payment coupons of the
Cuban mortgage bonds have been issued.
Campaign Plans
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 23.—A definite
step toward organizing the Democratic vot
ers of this State for the next Presidential
campaign lias been taken by Chairman Jones
and Secretary Maloney of the Democratic
State Central Committee. In a circular let
ter they suggest that subscription books be
opened irr every precinct for the purpose
of "securing the subscriptions of voters who
will puy not less than twenty-five cents a
month during the next two years for the
purpose of conducting a. campaign of edu
cation along JcfTcrsonian and Jacksonian
lines. When sufficient funds are pledged
headquarters will be opened.
The Injured Warship
NEW YORK, Dec. 23.—Navy yard en
gineers went under the battleship Massa
chusetts in dry dock today and measured
her damaged plutes. Workmen were there
also, cutting out rivets. Repair work will
proceed night and day next week. It is es
timated it will cost about $40,000 to put the
ship in order and that the work will take
six weeks'. The board of inquiry, of which
Commodore Pickering is president, finished
its work today and forwarded the report to
the' secretary of the navy.
Too Economical
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—The Postmas
ter-General has received word from the
postal agency at Porto Rico that he has
stopped out of fairness to this government,
the practice which has been carried on by
certain mayors of Porto Rican ports, of
fixing simply the mayoralty seals to mail
matter when postage stamps are lacking in
their offices.
Lunatic at Large
Pearson, the man who created a disturb
ance by throwing missiles through the plate
glass windows of the British embassy and
was sent to the insane asylum, escaped from
that institution today and is still at large.
Soldiers Going Home
DENVER, Dec. 23.—The.Denver and Rio
Grande train bearing Companies H, X and
M, of the First New York volunteers, left
Salida, 216 miles west of here, at 7 o'clock to
night, expecting to arrive in Denver be
tween 1 and 3 o'clock a. m.
Horses Are Cheap
SUIBTJN. Cal., Dec. 23.-The Sacramento
local, which left San Francisco yesterday
afternoon run into a band of sixteen horses
at Goodyear's Station, eight of them being
killed. The train was not ditched, but was
delayed an hour.
Senator Chandler Gives Some Statis
tic! but Fails to Say What
He Wants
MANCHESTER, N. H., Dec. 23,-Sen
ator Win. E. C. Chandler has addressed a
letter' to the Union upon "Ihe Growth and
Use of Money in Politics in New Hampshire
--Shall It Increase or Stop:"
The bes-t portion of the letter will be
printed in tomorrow's is*ue. In this, letter
Mr. Chandler reviews- the various methods
of financing political campaigns l in New
Hampshire- trom the earlier days to the
present. He tells of the early Whig and
Democratic contests and speaks particularly
of the presidential campaign ot 1852, when
a son of New Hampshire was elected presi
dent of the United States and when the en
tire expenses- of tbe campaign in the state
were paid from a fund of $800 which was
raised by addressing letters to individual
Democrats requesting subscriptions of $5
each. In the campaign four years later,
when the politics of the state was revolu
tionized, New Hampshire becoming a He
publican state from that time forward, no
money was used, though the campaign was
the most enthusiastic Known in the state.
The Wideawakes took care of themselves
and paid their own bills.
Coming down to more recent years, Mr.
Chandler states that in 1896 very little mon
ey was- sipent in the state campaign, and In
the last presidential campaign there was
no excuse for spending money, and it was
riot spent.
The senator refers only briefly to the ex
penditures in national campaigns, but he
teems to regard the expenditures previous
to 1882 as moderate. He said:
"During this period, prior to 1882, the
national committee of the Republican party
raised and expended moneys, but to no'con
siderable amount except in the presidential
canvass of 1804, when Mr. Lincoln's second
election in waT time was in danger. In the
lirst Grant election of 1888, when Governor
Wm. M . Claflin of Massachusetts' was.chair
man, and in the second Grant election of
1872, when Governor Edwin D. Morgan was
chairman, some money was raised, and it
was mainly expended by donations to the
state committees in the states where fnli
elections were held prior to the presidential
election. In neither of those years did the
national committee expenditure for all pur
poses exceed $200,000."
By Thousands of People at San
. Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23.-Lieut. Rich
mond P. Hobson, the hero of the Merrimac,
arrived in this city shortly before 10 o'clock
tonight. The train on which he crossed
the continent having been delayed, his enr
was detached and brought to the Oakland
mole by n special engine. He was met by a
committee of citizens and escorted to the
Palace hotel, where he was given a public
reception, Governor itudd, Governor-elect
Gage, Mayor Phelan and other prominent
citizens being members of the committee
which arranged the affair. After shaking
hands with hundreds of people, Lieutenant
Hobson spoke from the balcony of the first
story to the thousands who packed closely
in thecourt of the hotel. He sjioke of the
siege and capture of Santiago, and told of
the destruction of Cervera's fleet, alluding
to his own famous exploit in a modest man
ner. After the reception he went to the
Christmas cotillion party of the Friday
Night club in Native Sons hall. He will
make his home nt the University club during
his sojourn in this city.
On the St Louis, Now in Sight of tbe
NEW YORK, Dec. 23—The American
line steamer St. Louis' from Southampton
was sighted east of Fire island at 11:12 p.m.
The American peace commissioners are on
An Editor's Contempt
DEDHAM, Mass., Dec. 23.—Torrey E.
Wardner editor of the Boston Traveler,
was sentenced to serve thirty days in Ded
ham jail today for contempt of court in
permitting the publication in his paper of
comments and editorials on the Getchel
case, which, in the court's opinion, would
have influenced the minds of the jury had
the paper containing the matter reached
the Court-house before the case was sub
mitted for final consideration.
Engineer Getchel of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford Railroad, was charged
with manslaughter in connection with a
railroad collision last August.
A Professional Thief
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 23.—James
P. Miller, a Yale divinity student, and a
three years' graduate, was arrested last
evening for shop-lifting. He was seen by de
tectives to purloin three books in a book
store, and by tracking the man they discov
ered he was evident!)' a professional shop
lifter. I"ive thousand volumes were discov
ered ilt his room, and at his home. The
books ranged from editions de luxe to pocket
editions. Two dealers have already identi
fied 2000 volumes. Miller wore a coat fitted
with pockets such as professional thieves
Rioting at Astoria
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 23.—A special to
the Oregonian from Astoria snys: A re
port reached here tonight that a mob of
twenty men attacked the bunkhouse of the
A. & C. railroad at Clatskanie and over
powered the. foreman in charge and the
newly-imported Japanese section hands and
started toward Mergers with them. The
foreman telegraphed to Superintendent Me-
Guire for help. The mob is supposed to
consist of the fishermen who have been
working on the road and who have been
supplanted by the Japanese.
The Lafayette Fund
COLUMBUS, 0., Dec. 23.—The report of
the State School Commissioner of the col
lection of funds for the school pupils of
Ohio for the Lafayette monument fund, has
been filed with the government. It shows
that there were contributions from 849
schools in the State, the total contributed
being $4,397.41. He sent out 4570 letters
calling attention to the movement, and the
total expenses in this work were $128.88. He
has now in bank subject to the order of
the treasurer of the fund the sum of $4,275.53.
Ghani Bey Is Dead
i Bey, the Sultan's aide-de-camp, was mur
dered yesterday by Hafuse Pacha in a quar
rel, which took place in a pastry cook's
house. Ghani Bey became notorious owing
to his lawless proceedings in Epirus. He
also inspired terror hereby extorting money
under threats of death. The officials of the
Eoreign Embassies have frequently demand
ed the punishment of Ghani Bey, but al
ways unsuccessfully.
Mission Finances
BOSTON, Dec. 23.—The annual report of
American Board Foreign Mission, made pub
lic today, shows- following receipts: Dona
tions, $252,488; legacies, $187,729; donations
for school fund, $7312; donations for Mi
cronesian navy, $2076; donations for Young
[missionary fund, $3017; donations for debt
of September 1, 1897, $25,090; donations for
mission work for women, $180,000; income
of funds, $0233; total, $071,717.
Cuban Banditti
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Dec. 23 —Lieut.
Col. Ray reports to General Wood that sev
eral bunds of banditti are operating in the
neighborhood of Guantanamo. He also as
serts that Colonel Francisco Valicnte is
arming the insurgents and that there may
be trouble., Evidently Lieut. Col. Ray is
under a misapprehension, as Colonel Val
iente, who is chief of gendarmes, has not
been in the neighborhood of Guantanamo
for a month. Probably the fact that the
gendarmes have arrived hn» been reported
to Colonel Ray and this is the foundation
Of his error. As a matter of fnct, Colonel
Vuliente was tbe first Cuban officer to urge
his men to disarm and his services of chief
j gendarmerie are highly appreciated by Gen
eral Wood.
Alger's Aide Returns
I WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.- Major Hop
kins, military aide to Secretary Alger, re
turned to Washington today from Cuba.
He was sent by the secretenry from Savan
nah to Havana on the transport Mobile,
which made her first trip since being refit
ted, with a view to reporting personally to
the secretary upon the adequacy of this
'■ kind of transport for army service. Major
| Hopkins believes that the Mobile is worthy
ito form the nucleus of a first-elnss army
| transport. It is not definitclv decided that
the Mobile will be sent to Manila, as was
originally proposed, for there is a demand
just now for her services in supplying the
remaining troops needed to garrison Cuba.
Weathered the Gale
1 PHILADELPHIA, Dee. 23.—The miss
i ing four-masted Philadelphia schooner Ma
tilda D. Horda, Captain Norton, which
sailed from Portsmouth, N. 11., November
I 20, for this mtt, the day before the ter
rific gale which caused such sacrifice of life
and property along the coast, and which was
blown over 1000 miles out of her course, ar
rived here tonight in tow of the Asa
Hughes. The home coming of the crew of
the vessel, which had for some time been
given up lor lost, WW one that will be long
remembered by their relatives, who have
passed through weeks of great anxiety.
A Daring Robbery
MARSH FIELD," Ore., Dec 23.—Last
evening the general merchandise store of
N. Loreni at Coquille City was the scene of
a most daring robbery. The two sons of
Lorenz were just closing up when two men
stepped up to them and at the point of pis
tols; ordered them back into the store. The
boys complied with the request and were
followed inside by the robbers. One of the
boys wiih then compelled to open the safe,
and afterwards the boys were securely
bound and gagged, and after securing the
contents of the safe, amounting to $1000 in
coin, the robbers quietly left the store.
A Poor Counterfeit
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23—A new coun
terfeit $1 silver certificate has been discov
ered. It is of the series of 1890, Bruce regis
ter, Roberts treasurer, and apparently print
ed from photo-etched plates on heavy bond
papef. No attempt has been made to imi
tate the silver certificate, and the treasury
number has been traced with blue writing
fluid, which blurs, as does the coloring ap
plied to the seal. The execution is poor
and the work would deceive only the most
careless handlers.
A Mendocino Fire
MENDOCINO, CaL Dec. 83.—Early this
morning three dry kilns, several sheds,
about 20,000 feet of lumber and thousands
of shingles belonging to the Albion Lumber
company were destroyed by tire. The coun
ty bridge across the Albion river was
thrcatend by the flames, but was saved
after one of the approaches had been de
stroyed. The total loss' by the fire may reach
!<30,000. Insurance not known.
The Official Holiday
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—An agreement
was reached ut the meeting of the cabinet
today for the closing of all the executive
departments at noon on Saturday before
Christina and New Year's day. They are
closed by law on the days observed as Christ
mas and New Year's day, so that when they
are closed at ndon tomorrow they will not
be reopened for business until Tuesday
morning next.
Steamers in Collision
NEW YORK, Deee. 23—One man was
instantly killed and another seriously if not
fatally injured in a collision which occurred
off Liberty island today between the freight
steamer Idaho of the Wilson line and the
tramp steamer Flower Gate. The dead
man was William Smith and the injured
John Birch. Both were firemen on the
Idaho and were asleep at the time of the
Havana Returns Thanks
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.-The follow
ing has been received from Havana:
Dec. 22—McKinlcy, President of the
United States: The City Council in solemn
session has resolved in the name of the peo
ple of Havana to return its warmest thanks
to you for the contribution sent in aid of
the needy poor. (Signed)
Ordered to Manila
WASHINGTON, Dee. 23.—An order is
sued by the secretary of the navy directs the
distilling ship Iris, now accompanying the
battleships Orcßon and lowa on their voy
age around the lloin, to leave Callao, Peru,
on her arrival there this week, and make
a course across the Pacific to Manila, where
her services arc required by the ships of
Admiral Dewey's fleet.
Still Counting Votes
SAN JOSE, Dec. 23.—The election re
count today showed that in San Jose pre
cinct No. 2, votes for Lyndon, contestant
for sheriff, were counted for Langford or
Bollinger. Thus far three precincts hnve
been counted, which give Lyndon a gain of
nine, C'onant for treasurer a gain of four
and Aggeler, city justice, a gain of three.
Soldiers Frozen
LONDON, Dec. 23.—The Vienna corre
spondent of the Daily Telegraph says: Sev
eral hundred Montenegrin soldiers who were
recently overtaken by a snowstorm in the
Lara pass were frozen to death. The ex
pedition sent, to their rescue found the
snowdrifts so heavy that it was impossible
to save them.
Carlisle Complained
NEW YORK. Dec. 23.—John G. Carlisle,
ex-Secretary of the Treasury, appeared in the
Police Court today as a complainant against
Richard Leak, at cab driver. Mr. Carlisle
accused Leak of stealing a sealskin sacque
belonging to his wife, valued at $300. Leak
was held for trial.
Deaths at Santiago
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—General
Wood's daily report from Santiago for yes
terday was as follows: Deaths—Private
Richard Sheehan, Company E, Third vol
unteers, malarial fever; John T. Pugh,
Company 1), Third volunteers, cancrumoris.
Discounts Hot Desired
NEW YORK, Dec. 23.—Treasury officials
here say that the offers of the government to
discount the currency sixes of 1899 issue have
not been very extensively accepted. It is
understood that there $12,672,000 outstand
ing to be paid off after January 1 next.
Undelivered Telegrams
There are undelivered telegrams at the
Western Union Telegraph comimny's office
for Mr. S. L. Graham, Mrß. Sarah Robinson,
Newton E. Dr. W. H. Button.
Eagle Cordials (American). Woolaoott,
Sand Drifts on the Railroad Tracks
Force Train Men to Get Off
and Shovel
SANTA ANA, Dec. 23.-A north wind of
unusual force has prevailed nil today, mak
ing things most disagreeable and doing con
siderable damage. A sign in front of the
Santa Ana Drug company » store was blown
down this morning against a plate glass win
dow, breaking it to pieces and destroying
a lot of holiday goods in the window. Many
trees were blown down .and oranges blown
oil. The sand drifted so badly on the
Southern Pacific track between here and
Anaheim this morning that the train men
were obliged to get out and clean the track
before they could proceed.
The explosion of.a lamp in the residence
of E. A. Aletealf on West Fourth street last
night set fire to the house and did considera
ble damage to the furniture.
H. K. Insley, paymaster on the U. S. S.
Albatross, arrived last night from Mare
Island to visit his parents here.
(leorge R. Ilemstock and wife of Story
county, lowa, are guests of the lattcr's
parents, and may conclude to locate here.
Mrs. George Tighe of Fillmore, and her
brother, Dean Johnson of El Monte, are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Johnston, on North Main street.
Homer C. Bowman of Tustin and Miss
Myrtle Hair of this city were married yes
terday at the home of the groom's parents
in Tustin.
Caleb Campbell was granted letters of
administration today on the estate of his
mother, Mrs. Catherine Campbell, giving
bonds of $15,300.
Elton E. Hell, acted 36 years, a resident
of Sncramento, and Rose Herring, aged 24
years, a resident of Chino, were today grant
ed a license to wed.
Mrs. C. At Davis, who has been residing
in this city for several months, died in Los
j Angeles a few days ago from the effects
of an operation. Mr. Davis arrived here
yesterday from Winslow, Ariz., and will
take the remains to their old homo in Eaton
Rapids for burial.
He Defeated Ben Lewie in Seven
Jimmy Trimble deflated Ben Lewis last
night before the Manhattan club. The men
were to have fought fifteen rounds, but
Trimble punished his opponent so severely
that Lewis had enough by the seventh rouna
and quit. Lewie claimed that Trimble had
committed a foul and incapacitated bin
from continuing the contest, but spectators
who were within three feet of the men when
the alleged foul blow was struck sttate posi
tively that Trimble did not hit his oppo
nent below the belt, as claimed. Referee
Dan Long awarded the fight to Trimble.
The fight was hot and the pace as lively
as has been witnessed in a long time, Trim
ble being tbe aggressor. The men fought at
catchweight, Lewis weighing about 147
pounds', while Trimble was fully six pounds
heavier. The first three rounds were rather
slow, but from then on the men fought
hard. It was soon apparent that Trimble
Was too muck for his colored opponent.
Jimmy landed hard rights and lefts on
Lewis' face and soon had him winded. In
the fifth round Trimble knocked Lewis
down with a right swing on the jaw, and
Lewis toek eighi second*' to rise. Lew;:.'
blows seemed to lack steam. He took a ter
rible punishment and made a plucky uphill
fight. In the sixth round Lewis rallied
and landed straight lefts and left jabs in
Trimble's face and caught him several hard
uppercuts when Trimble ducked. The lat
ter was quite strong, though, and did not
take his usual pains to avoid punishment.
In the seventh round Trimble punished
his opponent in hard fashion, fighting him
against the ropes nearly all of the time. He
was able to iand at will and sent Lewis
down with a right oni the jaw. Then Trim
ble fought Lewis into the former's corner
and there was a hot mixup. Trimble-dur
ing this round had been devoting many of
his blows to Lewis/ body, and after Trimble
landed a hard right uppercut on the stom
ach Lewis went to tbe floor, claiming he had
been fouled. He lay down the ten seconds
and was counted out. There were cries of
foul, but the referee decided that Lewis had
simply seized upon a claim of foul to retire
gracefully from a hopeless contest.
There wag a four-round preliminary be
tween Yellow Kid and Tom Qorman. Young
Gallagher and Spider Kelly were to have
fought ten rounds, but the Spider failed to
appear stripped for action. He was at the
hall before the contest, but was- attacked
with cold feet or some such affliction and
Ben Cohen and Kid Williams will fight
before the club the early part of January.
They are 125 pound men.
Bedondo Beach
REDONDO, Dec. 23.—The wedding of
Iva Mac Martin and H. A. Wakefield at
noon yesterday wan the occasion of a happy
gathering at the home of the brides-uncle,
Mr. Cleghorn. The ceremony was con
ducted by the Rev. W. J. Browning. Mr.
and Mrs. Wakefield departed in the even
ing for a brief wedding tour through South
ern California.
S. S. Hall of La Canyada yesterday cap
tured a sea bass weighing over forty pounds'.
Mrs. O. T. Thrall of Albany, N. V., and
Miss M. C. Treat of Bridgeport, Conn., reg
istered at the Redondo hotel yesterday.
The steamer Santa Rosa reached port
this morning from San Francisco with
thirty passengers for Los Angeles and
about eighty tons of freight.
K. E. Scott of Lo* Angele." was> among
the arrivals- at the big hotel yesterday.
Deputy Constable Mender of Los Angeles
was in town yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Edwards of Los
Angeles are putting in a week at Redondo.
S. S. Uarkeley, edlitor of the Redondo
Breeze, went to Los Angeles on business
this morning.
The third weekly meet in the Redondo
Golf club's, continuous, tournament will be
held tomorrow.
Held on Two Charges
Nick Truvich, who has the distinction of
having served 540 days for chicken stealing.
wa« held to answer by Justice Owens yes
terday to the charge of burglary, bail being
fixed at $2000. Truvich was, charged with
having entered the barber shop of M. Ma
sanova on San Fernando street anid, stealing
some razors and various implements. Tru
vich was also examined on a charge of petty
larceny with a prior conviction, and was
held to answer in the sum of $1500 for this
offen.«e. His la*t petty larceny offense was
committed several days ago, when he stole
a pair of trousers from Allen, the Main
street clothier.
Ready for Delivery
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 23.-The tor
pedo boat Davis left the Wolf & Zwicker
iron works here today for Mare'lsland,
whore she will be delivered to the govern
ment. ■
Arrived at Callac
LIMA, Peru, Dec. 23—The U. S. S. Scan
dia, Captain Barker's squadron, bound
north, arrived at C'allao this afternoon, i
Quick Work Now
The whole aim of the Coulter store is to promote the
comfort of the individual customer.
We do not worship system, but we make it serve
us for your good.
The wide aisles, the well trained salespeople, the
quick return of your change, the rapid wrapping of
your parcel are some of the points which make shop
ping comfortable even the day before Christmas.
We know that you are apt to be hurried today
and want to trade where you can satisfactorily accom
plish most in the shortest time.
It's here at Coulter's.
317-325 South Broadway
Between Third and Fourth Sis.
Congressional Committees Named to
Arrange for the Celebration of an
Anniversary Pew Know Of
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19.—(Special Cor
respondence to The Herald. ) Resolutions
have been introduced in both houses of con
gress providing for the appointment of coin
inif*ions of liva members, from each, who
(.■hall join with one from each -urate ap
pointed by the president upon recommenda
tion by the goverliors, to make arrange
ments 'for celehratinig the one hundredth
anniversary of the establishment of the gov
ernment in Washington, which will come
in a little more than one year.
The capital might now be in Philadelphia
had not that peaceful city permitted con
gress to be inttttlted by a body of unpaid
revolutionary patriots, much as General
Blanco was'insulted the other day in Ha
vana. Philadelphia took no measures to
protect the members, and in their wrath
they left it and went to Princeton, where
a few days later Klbridge Gerry, whose *on
gave his name to the famous gerrymander,
proposed that a commission should be
named! to select a permanent site for the
capital. . .
This was in 1790. The commission was
composed of Daniel Carroll, David Stuart
and T. J. Johnson. The list of cities com
peting for the honor is illustrative of their
different importance in those days from the
present size: Alexandria, Ya.; Baltimore,
Annapolis and Havre de Grace, Md.; King
ston, N. Y.J Harrisburg, (Jtrmantown,
Wrightsville, Pa.; and even repentant Phil
adelphia came forward to ask the honor.
By a trade of a character which many mug
wumps would have us believe was unknown
in those days of alleged purity in politics,
it was agreed that the capital should go
south if the south would support the finan
cial measures of the administration. Al
exander Hamilton and Robert Morris threw
their influence in favor of the present site
of the District of Columbia, which was sug
gested by Jefferson, and it was chosen. As
a sop to Philadelphia it was. ngreed that
c ongress should go back there for the ten
years that it would take to build the cnpi-
The property selected was owned by Dan
iel Carroll, one of the commissioners, who
apparently was not above doing a good
stroke of business for himself, and by three
other holders, all of whom became rich as a
result. Major L'Enfant, a noted engineer
who had come over with Lafayette, plat
ted the city, locating reservations for parks
and the like, containing in all 541 acres. The
remainder of the land was. divided into lots,
half of which were sold by the government
at $125 an acre, while the other half re
mained to the original owners. It is on
this account that the national government
pays one-half of the expenses of the dis
trict. It owns half the property and pays
no taxes thereon. »
The street* were named on a simple plan
of numbers and letters and the avenues, of
which the main system radiate.* from the
capitol like the spokes of a wheel, were
named after the states. Here, however,
the south, overreached itself. It named
all the avenues leading over the high, dry
and beautiful bluffs in front of the capitol
after southern states and then the owners
put up the prices and waited to grow rich.
Unfortunately for them, people decided to
go down in the swamp behind the capitol
and build there on much cheaper land, and
it has> taken nearly a century for the fine
lot's south of the capitol to recover their
value. The capitol itself by dint of long
practice, has at last learned to look amost
as well from behind us from in front.
Two principul plans for permnnent beau
titication of the city in. honor of the anni
versary are being mooted. One is to build
a new White House, the present one being
totally inadequate to the needs of the pres
ident, and the other is to erect a temple of
justice for the supreme court and the de
partment of justice. The court isi now
Boused' in small quarters' in the capitol,
while the department occupies an insignifi
cant brick building erected originally for
stores and offices.
Of course' there will also be plenty of
temporary celebration and a grand jollifica
It Was an Accident
Coroner Campbell held an inquest yester
day on the remains of Sam Martin, an old
soldier who died at the Soldiers' home from
the effects of injuries received by being run
over by an electric ear. A verdict of acci
dental death was returned.
R. Cole of this city is registered in Paris.
J. F. Smith of Juneau, Alaska, is in the
city on business.
Charles N. Sutro and Miss Clam Sutro are
visiting friends here.
C. L. Loud, wholesale fruit dealer of Po
mona, was here yesterday.
W. E. McCoy of Los Angeles is at the
Murray Hill hotel, New York.
E. H. Spoor, president of Redlunds' gas
works, is in the city for several days.
A. D. Kelley, retired capitalist of Chi
cago, accompanied by Mclvin Stevens of
Kingston, N. V., is making a tour of South
ern California.
Iler's Gin, pure, 11.25 a bottle. Woolla
cott, j
Tb,e Grand Jury Boasts the Sheriff andt
Supervisors and Indicts
Yda Addis
' • - . , .JL'.il
SANTA BARBARA, Dec. 23,-Contract
or Michael Struppelli made the sole bona
tide bid lor extension of the city water tun
nel at the meeting of the council yesterday
afternoon. He bid $10.30 per face foot, and
to extend the length 500 feet. The bid
was held for action on the first meeting in
January. Other business was the accept
ance ot plans to build a $2000 bridge over
Mission creek on Ortega street. 'Ihe new
city charter was authorized to be filed with
the secretary of state at Sacramento. The
proposition that the city devote the up
town parks, now so useless and unkempt, as
a sight for a new high school, was killed by
adverse opinion of the city attorney.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McDougall of Loa
Angeles are here to spend the holidays with
The grand jury report is un admirable doc
ument, and no "whitewash" was used.
Unsparing criticism of the sheriff and the
supervisors in their administration of the
county jail is a marked feature. Three
bills of indictment were found, one being
against Tom Sears, and one indicting Yda
Addis. A warrant for fier arrest is out,
and as she is now in Eos Angeles, it service
will not be difficult.
Will Hoffman, a well-known character
here, for whom every one has sympathy,
despite his many "shady" transactions, was
at a late hour last night arrested for steal
ing many rare specimens from Dr. Lorenzo
Yates' collection of natural history exhibits.
The work has been going on for some time,
and officers, suspecting Hoffman, put close
watch on him, resulting in his capture.
He was taken before Justice Gammill, and
in lieu of $1000 bonds, committed to the
county jail. He will be examined tomor
Assemblyman C. W. Mcrritt and Mrs,
Merritt leave this evening for San Francis*
co, and thence go to Sacramento.
Father Phillip J. Stockman's gift of two
handsome altars to the church of our Lady
of Sorrows (parochial) are in place, and will
be dedicated Christmas morning. They
occupy places on either side of the main
altar, and are beautiful objects of art.
He Was an Ingrate
Police Judge Morrison yesterday dii»
missed the case against Nettie Stimson,
charged with a misdemeanor. Ben Wady
charged Mrs. Stimson with trying to dis
possess him of a small shack near the Term
inal depot, it appears that the woman had
built the shack out of kindness and allowed
him to remain in it, as he' was in poor cir
cumstances. When she wanted him to leave
the place, Wady refused and caused bat
much annoyance.
An Open Verdict
SAN" DIEGO, Dec. 23.—The coroner's in
quest over the remains of Mrs. A. B. Cole,
whose charred body was found in her
burned home last Saturday morning, was
finished today, and the jury returned a ver
dict that it was unnble to determine whether
Mrs. Cole perished in the Haines or was
murdered and her body placed in the burned
building. Witnesses testified of frequent
quarrels between Mr. and Mrs. Cole. Cole
is still in custody on the charge of arson.
Soldiers to be rushed to Cuba to
make certain that order will be kept
when Spain evacuates.
The cruiser Yosemite will hold
Guam in place, while an armed collier
will prevent Germany from running
off with Samoa.
Transports sailing from Havana
are loaded with Spanish soldiers, one"
third of whom are expected to die en
The Nicaragua canal commission
report ready for submission to the sen
ate committee; action already taken to
end British objection by abrogating
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty and making
a new agreement, guaranteeing that
neutrality of the canal.
Standard oil books not yet brought
into court; neither are any witnesses
who can say what were the contents of
the books burned.
General Miles is making an investi
gation of \ the embalmed beef furnished
to the army in Porto Bico.
The warship Bennington ordered to
sail west from Honolulu and raise tha
Stars and Stripes over Wake island,
which is needed for a cable station.
All details arranged for the change
of flags in Cuba on New Year's Bay.
Colonel W. J. Bryan reaches home
and is given an ovation by friends and
neighbors at Lincoln.

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