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DO 7 PARTS roi.. XXXVI. Xll.Mlll.li 304 PRICE: 40 CE^TS fUVISRt MEXICO CITY IS SHAKEN SECOND TIME BY QUAKE CITIZENS RUSH INTO STREETS AT FIRST TREMBLE THIRTEEN SHOCKS TAKE PLACE WITHIN THIRTY HOURS Temblors Occur Every Two or Three Hours, but Seven Are So Slight Only Seismographs Regis. ter Tremors (By Associated Press.) "ITEXICO CITY, July 31.—Mexico MEXICO CITY, July 31.— city again mi eeverely staikon ••"-•*■ by an earthquake today, A shock more severe than any yet experienced rocked tin- city for one minute and forty seconds. The first faint swaying came at 12:42, but the nervous people needed nothing mora than the slightest tremble to send them pouring out of stores, Office buildings and duellings into the streets. The shock grew in intensity at the end of tin- first thirty second!, and suddenly shifted tho direction of Its motion. It began with a long swaying north to south oscillatory motion, which changed to a bumping action. No great damage was done, though many walls, weakened by three shocks of yesterday, fell, while many public buildings were cracked. The national palace suffered consid erably. Tim war office, chamber of ambassadors and other sections of the handsome buildings were damaged. Walls of Buildings Damaged The National Life Insurance compa ny building, the Btlllwell building and the cathedra] were among the largo edifice! the walls of which suffered. In the ease of the llrst named the damage was small. . At AcapUlCO the customs house, with its warehouse, the military barracks I and a number of other prominent buildings were absolutely destroyed, while the municipal palace suffered serious damage. ' Thirteen earthquakes within thirty hours have been registered by the gov ernment seismograph at Acubaya. From tin- time the earth began to move In the valley yesterday morning at 7:11 o'clock until the quivers teased nt 12:45 o'clock today. Mexico City has been shaking at intervals of every two or three hours. Six upheavals have p.en of such strength as to be felt by the people, while seven others have be, felt only by the sensitive Instru ments at the seismograph station. BUILDINGS ROCKED BY FORCE OF EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO MEXICO CITY. Jul' 31.—Another se vere earth shock occurred at 12:39 this afternoon. Its duration was fifty-three seconds. Buildings rocked violently In this city and the people rushed out of their houses. So far as known no dam age was ilnno Ambassador Thompson of Mexico City and Vice Consul Pangburn at Acapulco have sent brief dispatches to the state department at Washington, I) C.i regarding the severe earthquake in Mexico. Their reports tell largely the same story as that given in the press dispatches. Mr. Thompson's message, undated, says the earthquake probably covered all the country between Mexico City and the Pacific. From Acapulco at 4 a. m. yesterday Vice Consul Pangburn cabled to Washington that while no Americans were injured, the consulate was damaged. Damage caused In this city by the quake yesterday is greater than was at first supposed. The cathedral was so badly damaged that it has been con demned. Many buildings are cracked. The American school was rendered un safe. Some of the mains have been broken | and the water supply for the city. Is seriously curtailed. EL PASO, Tex., July 31.—A special from Vera Cruz, Mex., says that a se rious fire followed the recent earth quake In the town of Hidalgotitlan. The water mains were broken by the quake and the lire, breaking out in the poorer quarter vof the town, spread j rapidly. Only a change of wind saved the entire town. A hundred and fifty families are homeless. The city of Acapulco, which was al most destroyed yesterday by an earth quake and tidal wave, has been suf fering all summer from a terrible epi demic of fever and many deaths have occurred. Lack of sewerage system was given as the cause of this con dition, which was so bad that It Is re ported the municipal council declared that many buildings were sinking Into the earth which had been saturated . with sewage from the cesspools. - - - . ■ m SANTA ROSA IS SWEPT BY FIRE Flames Originating in Mills Spread Rapidly, and Firemen with 1000 Volunteers Are Forced to Fight Desperately SANTA ROSA, Cal.. July 31.— Fire that broke out hi the Santa Rosa wool en mills this afternoon destroyed $225, --000 worth of property before It was ex tinguished by the flrmen, assisted by fully 1000 volunteers. While fighting the blaze Fire Chief Frank Muther was overcome by the heat, as were several of his men, but all were revived. The largest losses were suffered by the woolen mills, which Is estimated at $150,000, and the Italia Unlca hotel, probably $16,000. The tire is believed to have. been caused by sparks from the chimney of the mills falling into an open venti lator. From the woolen mills the flames quickly spread to the hotel. ; This was ■ forty-room structure and It burned like tinder. The firemen met with such little success up to this time It was feared the flames might wipe out the: largor part of tho city. By con centrating on the wooden residences and cottages that lay directly. in the path of the blaze the flames finally were brought under control. .'This.was the most destructive blaze the city, has ever experienced, aside from that caused by the earthquake of 1906 rGri •'•-■'. ' ; ':y-:>: LOS ANGELES HERALD WEALTHY WOMAN IS SAID TO HAVE ELOPED WITH RICH NOBLEMAN J"**- jeSS^'SK "~*_fe!f^'^,^_ikJ j■ *. 'V. '•TlftsT Joseph ukc/ster« & |§jg§Sj Joseph- Lancaster, § BOSTON, July 31.—Mrs. Joseph Lan caster, the beautiful wife of a wealthy Boston business 'man, who was reported to have eloped with "Count" de (Ircgorio, has been located in London. When Mrs. Lancaster left her home her husband employed a de tective, who traced her to New York, where she boarded a Steamship for England, The detective followed, coming up with the couple at Dublin, and later followed them to London. In response to a cable from the sleuth Mr. Lancas ter also started for England. It is be lieved in Boston that there will be trou ble when Lancaster meets the "count. Mrs. Lancaster possesses a large for tune in her own right, and has one of tin- finest collections of Jewels In this country. . BRIDEGROOM ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF ROBBING ROOMS BAKERSFIELD, July Caught with the goods after robbing the rooms of two guests at the Southern hotel here early this morning, William Gil lette, a young man recently married, confessed that he was out of work and needed the money. The loot was found In his rooms In the Grand hotel. The rooms robbed were occupied by M Van i'leaf and S. 11. Head. From them Gillette took two watches and $700 worth of nth. property. . His young wife is almost prostrated .over his disgrace. , THE NEWS SUMMARY FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair Sunday; light west wind. Maximum temperature yesterday, 80 degrees; minimum, 57 degrees. LOCAL Attorneys for Mrs. Gertrude Drlggs ask for ■aw trial on ground that one of jurors did not hear ail the testimony. Isaac F. Johnson, former apartment house mar, presents lone nickel in court as *ole asset. _ , James D. Schuyler tells story of I Bolt Ham's fast work on the Panama canal. Says ditch will be ready In 1913. More tales are told of cruelty at Soldiers' home. Veteran organizations will demand Investigation. " Slowness of district attorney's office in j punishing deadly auto speeders causes pub lic comment. ' Trial of former chief of police, T. H. Broadhead, is scheduled to open Honda.. Ten thousand visitors are expected at Long Beach at annual Cathollo picnic next Saturday. . I Steven Moro, cement worker, has a nar low escape from death under falling wall Leonardo Barrios, would-be leader of the cigar makers' strike, sent to jail for thirty days. James O'Brien, sent as prisoner from the workhouse to county hospital, escapes. In vestigation la probable. Oscar E. Farlsh is Indorsed for the mayoralty by member) of the Jefferson club. Interesting figures on the harbor and the results of consolidation are given to the public by the Los Angeles committee. Nine thousand natives of lowa attend big annual picnic at Long Beach. Report of Typographical union leader gives review of year's work. Every voter urged to cast ballot at the Wilmington consolidation election, to be held Wednesday. Judge entertains at dinner for three news papermen, who have been admitted to the bar. Local Typographical union receives report of officers of national organization. COAST Lumber schooner grounds oft Point Arena, Cal.. in fog. and la total loss; all on board saved. . Police charge confessed burglar with mys terious murder In Seattle. Two electric trains collide on Washing ton railway, killing ten and Injuring sixty. EASTEKN Holders of Insurance policies will be ex amined as to physical condition, If sugges tion of New York company officials la fol lowed. Chicago newspaper receives word that American army officer ha* Invented engine of destruction -which will eclipse all others for use In times of war. Storm at Huron, S. D., is reported to be one of worst that ever visited that section. United States senate passes urgent de ficiency appropriation bill In which Is in cluded $25,000 for traveling expenses of the president. House adopts report of conferees on the tariff and It Is believed Payne will succeed In his determination. Negro preacher who buries himself alive is "resurrected" by matter-of-fact police. American returns from two years' hunt ing expedition In Africa with trophies and experiences. Chinese vice consult shot In New York offices by mysterious Asiatic, who la ar rested. FOIIEIGN Mexico City is again visited by earth quake, but no .further casualties reported. Situation In Barcelona said to he well In hand and 11 Is believed troubles are about over. Diplomats of this continent watch the strained relations between Argentine and Bolivia in suspense. Krlshnavarma. leader of Indian revolt, declares he has received most help from Englishmen In England. , French citizens arc objecting to budget presented and unusual Increase In number of public servants. „-„•;, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1909. HOUSE ADOPTS TARIFF REPORT OF CONFERENCE REPUBLICANS ARE DELIGHTED WITH RESULT OF BILL TWO DEMOCRATS ONLY VOTED FOR BILL Determination to Kill Measure Is De. feated, but Chairman Payne De. fends Question and Wins His Position (Tiy Associated Tress.) WASHINGTON, July 31.—Tho house tonight adopted the con ference report on the tariff bill, 195 to 183. The Republican! shrieked In their delight over tho final outcome, and Chairman Payne was the central figure of an admiring and congratulatory crowd id' colleagues. Twenty Republican! voted against the report and two Democrats voted for it. The vote was the climax of an elev en-hours' session, conducted through most oppressive heat, and it was en livened by a dozen or more speeches of more or less flery nature. The tem perature did not deter a vast throng from going to the capitol to witness the closing scenes. The day opened with what* appeared to be part of an organised filibuster against the conference report, when Mr. Mondell of Wyoming demanded the; reading of the lengthy document. This proceeded for about an hour and a half, when with about two-thirds re-1 maining to be read, Mr. Mondell per mitted the debate to go on. Chairman Payne defended the re port and appealed to his Republican colleagues to support it, prophesying at the same time that when the bill was enacted Into law, It would meet with the approval of tin- country. Bill Denounced Mr. ('lark, minority leader, and many of his colleagues, denounced the bill and criticised tie Republicans for fail ing, as tiny alleged, to revise tin- tariff downward and thus keep their party pledges. Perhaps the most sensational speech of all was by Mr. Mann of Illinois, Re publican, who said he would vote against the report provided rate! on pulp and print paper as reduced by the house were not retained. He denounced that particular schedule and he de clared that Canada would take such action regarding pulp wood and print paper as to place an almost prohibi tory price upon paper in this country. At 9:07 p. m. the house, with the conference report ready to be sent to the senate for action, adjourned until Monday noon. Mr. Payne appealed to his Republi can coleagues to stand by the bill, say ing If they wanted to drive their party into chaos they could vote against It. "We have revised the tariff and have taken off unnecessary duties," said Mr. Payne. "Not all along the lino generally, but In our revision of the tariff we have revised the tariff down ward, and yet we have done no In- Jury to any person or any industry in the United States. Revenue Increased "These rates increase the revenue from customs less than $4,000,000. Tho corporation tax Is estimated to produce $26,000,000 and tobacco $9,333,000." • He placed the Increase of revenue at about $40,000,000, which, he said, Is "revenue enough when this bill gets into full working order to supply tha necessary demands of the government, but not to build the Panama canal. We will leave that to aonther generation." "The Dingley law during all Its pe riod of existence has provided ampla revenue, and there Is no doubt this law will do the same for another twelve years," he continued. "Let us pass It, gentlemen, on this side of the house; the duty Is ours, the time has arrived." Thunderous applause greeted Mr. Payne as he took his seat. When Champ Clark of Missouri, tho Democratic leader, arose the ovation given him was no less sincere than that accorded Mr. Payne. Recalling the story of the Brahmin who had been fooled into believing the dog was a sheep fit for sacrifice, Mr. Clark said President Taft had been im posed on by being made to believe the conference report was itally a revis ion downward. Mr. Clark submitted a table, which he said was approximate ly correct, showing, according to Mr. Clark, that the average rate of the re port was 1.71 per cent higher than the average rate of the Dingley tariff. Increase Is Big ; If scores of new Items not In the Dingley law were added, Mr. Clark said, the average Increase would be at least 2 per cent. "Yet the brazen claim is made that this is a revision downward, which is a sham, humbug, a bald and bold per version of the facts," declared Mr. Clark. "That the president's respect for the square deal - and his Jealousy of his own fame impelled him honestly to de sire a tariff law that would at least measurably redeem his own and his party's ante-election promise for a. downward revision of the tariff will be readily conceded by every candid person," continued Mr. Clark. "That he has been deceived by tar iff experts and near-experts as to this conference report being a downward revision in any reasonable sense of the term can, I think, be mathematically demonstrated. "Certainly Mr. Chairman Payne's 'statement Is one of the most deceptive documents ever submitted to the gaze of man. I do not charge him with in tentional deception, . but he, too, may have been deceived by sleight-of-hand performers In arithmetic." Opposition to Report in both senate and house today there were intimations of opposition to the adoption of tho conference report on the tariff bill which for a long time, looked formidable. The situation In the house soon cleared up, but the clouds did not disperse so rapidly in the sen ate. ■ • .Early lp the day It was stated that twenty-eight Republican votes would be cast against the bill ill the house, but the afternoon had not advanced far when the Republican leaders an nounced with absolute assurance their (Continued on i'uge Three) , J SAN PEDRO HARBOR -VI The Important European and Oriental Commerce That the Port of Greater Los Angeles Should Attract. THE volume of commerce which a free harbor at San Pedro properly improved, developed and controlled by the people should attract is not by any means con fined to commerce between the Atlantic and Pacific sections of the United- States. There will be a large commerce between Europe and the Pacific slope that this har oor should control. At the present time this commerce is either brought to Atlantic ports and thence by transcontinental railway routes to its destination on the western slope; or comes through the Tehuantepec route or around the Horn. This commerce the port of Greater Los Angeles will enjoy particular advantages for handling that no other Pacific port can have, for the following reasons: Some months ago the Merchants' association of San Francisco issued a chart show ing the location of the great circle route across the Pacific which will be traveled by vessels from the Pacific gateway of the Panama canal to all of the great ports of China and Japan above named. The association congratulated San Francisco on the fact that the chart showed this route to be located within 130 miles of San Francisco, but the same chart showed the route located just seventy miles from San Pedro. / It is reasonable to suppose that the European commerce coming to the Pacific coast will be brought by vessels plying between European ports and those great ports of the orient, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki, Shanghai and Hongkong. By a deflection of little more than 100 miles from the route which they will travel on the great circle, these ships can land freight from Europe at San Pedro, where that freight will find the best exist ing facilities for distribution to the Pacific slope, as heretofore shown. Thus, for attracting European commerce to the Pacific slope, the harbor of San Pedro—the port of Greater Los Angeles—will offer the two advantages of nearness to the route of the vessels carrying this commerce and facilities for distributing this com merce to its destination. There is also no doubt that vessels engaged in the long voyage between European and Oriental ports will be glad to find such a port of call on their route as is San Pedro, where they can land considerable freight and some passenger traffic; can treat their through passengers to a sight of one of the most attractive and widely advertised coun tries in the world and can furnish their commissary with those fruits and vegetables wnich this section produces in such perfection and abundance. The same reasons that will induce European vessels engaged in the Oriental trade through the Panama canal to make San Pedro a port of call will also operate with ves sels from Atlantic ports engaged in the Hawaiian and Oriental trade with destinations as far as the Philippines to cause them to put in at our harbor. There will be a further, and very important, advantage arising to the city and sec tion surrounding the port of Greater Los Angeles, from the calling there of vessels bound for the Orient. These vessels should not only furnish the most attractive route for passengers bound from the United States to the Orient, but they should also be the means of building up very rapidly an important freight business between the port of Greater Los Angeles and oriental ports. The principal articles of commerce between Occidental and Oriental countries at the present time are textile fabrics, especially cotton goods, and articles of steel and iron. Th proximity of Los Angeles to the 3,000,000 bales of cotton annually produced in Texas and the fact that this climate is the most favorable for manufacturing that it is possible to conceive, should result in the establishment at San Pedro of great manufac tories of cotton goods for Oriental trade. Five hundred miles east of us in Utah are located some of the largest coal and iron deposits known to the world, and this should mean the establishment at San Pedro of important iron works for supplying such articles of iron and steel as are demanded by Oriental commerce. In addition to this, there should be a great demand in the Orient for the fruit products, in both a natural and preserved state, of Southern California. The peculiarities of the Japanese climate make it impossible to produce to advantage in that climate any of the fruits grown to such perfection in Southern California. Japan should furnish a market for a good deal of our citrus fruits and for much of our preserved fruits in various forms. Vessels from Europe and the Atlantic coast landing at our harbor commerce for the western slope will have the cargo room occupied by this commerce left vacant unless it can be filled with freight from this port. This fact should insure, for a considerable time at least, very cheap freight rates between the port of Greater Los Angeles and the Orient —freight so cheap as to probably make our port the most favorable location for enterprises engaged in producing articles for Oriental commerce of any upon the Pacific coast. ' Another field of commerce that will be opened up to our merchants and business men by the lines of vessels plying between Atlantic and Pacific ports is the trade with the Mexican and Central American ports south of us. The vessels engaged in this coast-to-coast commerce will no doubt make calls at all available ports on this southern coast and this will offer to the business men of Greater Los Angeles a more frequent and efficient transportation service for the extension of the business" of the greater city to all points south of us. These vessels will also make tributary to Greater Los Angeles the great forests of hardwood *md other lumber growing on the western slopes of Mexico and Central America, and this should result in the successful establishment of furniture factories at our port. ."'■■'■'■", t_ , ... In order to avail themselves of these advantages, however, our business men will have to do two things: First—Establish their warehouses and factories on the harbor; and Second—Secure for the harbor terminal rates. ... In the course of the consolidation contest the opponents of consolidation have said a great many ridiculous and foolish things about the opposition of the business men of Los Angeles to termyml rates for San Pedro. When it is considered that it will be utterly impossible for the business men of Los Anpeles to avail themselves to the fullest extent, or indeed to any considerable extent, of the advantages which have been outlined in these articles without the establishment of terminal rates for San Pedro, it will be seen how utterly foolish and silly all this talk has been. - . _ , It will not be possible to handle the commerce between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts flowing through this harbor to any advantage unless the railroad companies cen tering at the harbor should give this commerce terminal rates. Without terminal rates for the harbor, it would be absolutely impossible for the business men of Greater Los Angeles to avail themselves of the advantages in extending their trade which the harbor offers. _ In view of all this, to say that there would be any opposition to terminal rates for San Pedro is to state a proposition so ridiculous as to carry its own refutation with it. The value of a properly improved and controlled harbor in handling our Southern California products will be the subject of ou r next article. STORM IN SOUTH DAKOTA RUINS ACRES OF GRAIN HURON, S. D., July 31.—Late reports indicate that Friday's storm was one of the piost disastrous that ever visited this section. This loss Is placed' at many thousands of dollars. Thousands of acres of grain were ruined, many small buildings were wrecked, and much other damage done. Chris Peterson and two sons were caught in a wrecked barn and all were injured seriously. The storm started near Rockham. Spink county, and cov ered an area from that point west to Wessington and cast to Kingsbury county line, breaking a few miles south of this city. Yale, Sheffield, favour, Hitchcock, Broadmanns, Wolsey and Wessington were in the storm center. Auto Turns Over; Driver Breaks Leg PETALUMA, Cal., July 31.—C. J. Pease Of Olema was seriously Injured today when his automobile turned over, breaking his left leg and lacerating the flesh frightfully. Pease, with two companions, Is said to have been driv ing down a steep hill, when the car struck a sandy stretch In the road, skidded and turned over three times. Pease was caught under the machine. The other two men escaped injury. •-if X'fiT.F COI'TIV' DAILY. *<•: SUNDAY, no OIiSMIJJj vt^l JU 1 . ON TRAINS, i CENTS T. E. GIBBON LEPER FOUND AMONG NEW COMERS WILL t.E DEPORTED SAN FRANCISCO, July 31.—A leper was discovered today among the Chi nese held at the detention sheds on the Pacific Mall docks. Hong Sing, who arrived from China on the last trip of the steamer Mongolia and, with others, was being held pending the determina tion of the immigration authorities as to whether he was entitled to land, was found to be suffering from the dis ease. He will be sent back to China on the next steamer. fpj CKTVTH RICH GOLD ORE IS DISCOVERED NEAR MONROVIA MINING TO BE RESUMED IN SALT PIT CANYON PROSPECTOR FINDS ROCK THAT ASSAYS $30 TO TON Residents of Foothill City Expect Sec. ond Rush of Red.Shirted Men In Quest of Pay wirt I special to The Herald.] MONROVIA, July 31.—Monrovia may witness a re-enactment of the gold rush of '49 and again experience some of the romance and glamour of the days of the great gold rush, Dick Allium.- of the foothill city has leased from F. O. Cass 120 acres of land containing ore which assays from $10 to $30 a ton within half a mile of the mouth of Salt Pit canyon, a place tramped over by hundreds of persons and containing a supply of natural wealth which, It is believed, will net fortunes for the parties in terested. In 1849, 1850 and 1861 three claims were located in Bait Pit canyon. Tun nels were dug and one of the claims was worked for a period of two years, although no very rich pockets were located. Facilities were, however, at that time so primitive for mining the precious metal that unless the ore assayed In three figures mining it wan not profitable, Although not generally known. It is a recognized tact among mineralogists that the Sierra Madro range of mountains, especially in the vicinity of Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Monrovia, contains large quanti ties of gold, although In rare instances is any great outward showing made. At the present time there are men In the mountains, who, using the primi tive panning method, manage to wash from $3 to $4 a, day in gold dust. x Ore Assays $30 The land which Munroe has leased, and of which he has been endeavoring to get possession for the last twelve years, shows on the surface a good sized vein of gold-bearing ore, assay ins at $30 a ton. Although this is not an exceedingly rich find, nevertheless many of the mines in Nevada and Alaska which have paid the largest dividends have worked ore which has never assayed at more than $4 or $5 a ton, and In some Instances as low as $2.50 a ton. "1 ' firmly believe," said Munroe, "that with modern mining facilities and with proper management thanew mine, which I believe is locatfd'r^ln a few hundred yards of,."A af^s's staked out In '49, will pi ; Ti'.ily profitable investment. I hi amined the canyon bottom very 1 roughly, and While there are small V, ../of gold in various places, our chirm appears to be far the richest. But little of the surrounding territory, however, has been examined carefully, and it may be that there are far richer mines awaiting the prospector." Situated as closely as Monrovia Is to large smelters, being, on a railroad line, and having available some little water supply. $30. or even $10, ore should be mined at great profit, pro viding there is enough of the ore In ; sight. Experts See Success Mining experts who have examined Munroe's holdings are unanimous in declaring that the project should pay well, as there are hundreds of tons- of ore in sight. Work will probably bo begun within the Immediate future, for which purpose a company Is now be ing formed. Should the mine produce at a large profit, and there is every reason for supposing this to be the case, more claims will probably be im mediately staked and worked. Let not the visitor to the Gem of the Foothills be amazed should he observe the dance hall, roulette wheel and gray-bearded, red-shirted prospector, -which go hand in hand with a gold rush. Salt Pit canyon may no more bo the resort of the pleasure seeker: on the contrary, one of California's fam ous gold rushes may be enacted within Its narrow confines. MISSING ATTORNEY FOUND IN DENVER Man Who Left Partner at Time Valu able Securities Disappeared from Safe Is Arrested PHOENIX, July 31.—Sheriff Hayden was advised today that tho sheriff in Denver has in custody Frank Thomp son, former member of the firm of Hil dreth & Thompson of this city, land at torneys, who about ten days ago de camped with about $6000 worth of lieu land scrip and approximately $2000 In cash, both belonging to the firm. the scrip has been recovered. Hlldroth has not aw yet made a com plaint against Thompson, but has had the authorities busy since the incident trying to locate him. ." ■■'■■•■','£■*'■ Mrs. Thompson, who was in ban Francisco tit the time, arrived here a. few days ago, as deeply mystified as anybody concerning her husband's con duct and whereabouts. Arrested on Charge of Stealing DENVER. July 31.—Frank R. Thompson and W. B. Robinson of Phoenix, Ariz., were arrested here to day on request of the Phoenix author ities charging them with the embez zlement of $700 cash belonging to the government land office and soldiers' land scrip valued at $6000. Thompson tonight confessed to taking the money, and exonerates Robinson. Thompson is said at one time to have been sec retary to the late Gen. W. H. Lawton. Calhoun Jurors Hard to Get SAN FRANCISCO. July 31.—With the exercise of peremptory challenges still in the indefinite future, the ef forts to secure a second Jury to try Patrick Calhoun, president of the Unit ed Railroads, on a charge of offering a bribe, had made no progress at the end of the second week. More than 800 citizens had been summoned into court and not one qualified for jury service. Judge Lawlor today exam ined tho eighth venire of talesmen and the usual large proportion of men •ought to escape interrogation by the attorneys upon various legal grounds.