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Russian Intrigue Matched
Against Japanese
The Murdered Ruler's Course
Had Been Directed From
St. Petersburg.
Mohammedan Rebels Burning Towns
and Putting Women and Chil
dren to Death.
[Special Correspondence of The United Press.]
TOKIO. Japan., Oct. 27.— There is a grow
ing conviction in the East that the part
played by Russia in the Korean Peninsula
is modeled on the lines followed by her
diplomats in Southeastern Europe. Her
objects are to preserve the little kingdom
for the present in a state of weakness and
maladministration, and above all to pre
vent its occupation by Japan. These ob
jects she desires to attain without provok
ing a direct collision with Japan or creating
a situation that would invite European
interference. Hence she intrigues to place
in the path of progress obstacles suffi
ciently formidable either to defeat the
reformatory efforts of the Japanese or to
drive them to measures inconsistent with
their engagement to respect Korean inde
pendence. The Queen and her faction,
:he Mm, were obviously convenient in
struments for Russia's purpose, and it is
generally thought that her Majesty's at
timpt to upset the small edifice of prog
ress already built and to restore to her
partisans the power they were formerly
notorious for abusing was largely prompted
by Russian advice.
The circumstances connected with the
Btranding of the Ocidental and Oriental
steamer Belgic at Suno-saki on the Bth of
September were inquired into by a Marine
Court in the British Consulate, Yoko
hama, on the 21st day of October. Many
rumors having been circulated as to the
state of the captain, Walker, immediately
before and after the accident, damaging
revelations were expected. But with the
exception of the chief officer's evidence
nothing confirming tue rumors was
elicited. The chief officer swore that the j
captain was in a "dazed and dull condi
tion" shortly after the accident; that he
was apparently under the intiuence of
liquor and that his habits were not tem
perate. But as the chief officer was ad
mittedly on bad terms with the captain,
and as all the other witnesses spoke in the
opposite sense, the court refused to credit
the chief officer's evidence and limited
itself to reprimanding the captain for an
error in judgment. The captain frankly
admitted that the accident had been
caused by bis own defective calculation,
in 'Mistaking one headland for another.
He 1' as been continued in the command of
the Bolgic.
Details of some incidents of the Moham
midan rebellion in Kansu have been re
ceived from foreign missionaries in Sining.
It appears that terrible atrocities have
been committed by the rebels, numbers of
women and children being stabbed, slashed
or burned. Many cruelly wounded people
managed to struggle into the city of Sin
ing, where they became objects of tender
care by the missionaries.
Owing to strong pressure exerted by the
British authorities and the assemblage of
a considerable naval force at Foochow the
reluctant Viceroy of Fuhkien has at length
been induced to expedite the course of jus
tice in the Kucheng affair. He promised
on October 15 that eighteen of the prison
ers then in jail at Kucheng should be
forthwith executed; that the remaining
fourteen should be at once subjected to
further examination by the mixed com
mission, and that the commission should
be vested with competence to pronounce
and execute sentence of death without ref
erence to the Viceroy, thus eliminating
the element of procedure hitherto fatal to
celerity. The British squadron remains
at Foochow to insure the faithful fulfill
ment of these engagements.
Persistent attempts are still made in the
East to secure for France the credit of hav
ing compelled the Chinese Government to
permanently degrade and disqualify the
ex-Viceroy of Szechuan. It is claimed that
when If. Gerard, the French represent
ative in Peking, obtained from the Tsung-li
Yamen satisfactory arrangements for the
pecuniary indemnification of his nationals'
losses in Cheng-tu, he also elicited a
promise that due punishment should be
meted out to any officials found guilty of
havinc promoted the outrages by con
nivance or negligence.
It is singular that any one conversant
with the ways of Chinese officialdom
should believe in the faithful discharge of
so vague an engagement. The undoubt
edly established fact is that the British
Minister, Sir N. O'Conor, presented to the
Tsung-H Yamen an ultimatum declaring
that unless the ex -Viceroy were publicly
degraded within three days the affair
would be placed in the hands of the Brit
ish admiral, whose instructions were to
occupy the Yane-tse Valley. Sir Nicholas,
at that same time, exacted a pledge that
all the olh?r officials guilty of want of vigi
lance should be punished. An edict de
grading the ex-Viceroy was immediately
issued, and on October 14 the other officials
were dealt with.
Advices from the vicinity of Ningpo
state that anonymous placards were re
cently posted in various places inviting
the people to kill foreigners and native
Christians and to destroy the chapels.
Here is a translation of one of the placards:
"This placard is to inform and invite the
upper and lower lintseng (literary men) to
proceed to Macheo to attempt with one
heart and strength to destroy the Jesus re
lieion wholly. Now, in Szechuan and
Foochow and every place, in obedience to
the imperial will, they have just killed
and driven out the devils and those who
eat the foreign teachings, but we, the
natives of the holy and virtuous region,
see everywhere over our hills chapels
established by the foreign devils to propa
gate the foreign doctrine. Our sacred
nation is fighting against the Japanese
and many of the enemy were captured by
Liu's armies and there were foreign devils
found among them. Why not come al
together here and make use of this won
derful opportunity to destroy these rob
The first effect of these incendiary docu-
ments was that two native Christians were
beaten and others threatened with worse
things. Happily before the mischief had
time to grow the proclamations were
brought by a foreigner to the notice of the
Prefect, who promptly issued a proclama
tion warning evil-doers and ordering the
authorities to be on the alert.
Twenty-two Japanese from among the
forty deported from Seoul in connection
with the recent coup d'etat have been ar
rested on landing at Ujina. where prepara
tions fo-r their immediate judicial exam
ination had been made.
Interesting Bout Off Long Island, In Which
the Honors Are Even at the
NEWPORT, R. 1., Nov. 13.-The search
light and torpedo-boat had another bout
last night, in which honors were even. It
was a perfect night for the working of the
light. The sky was clouded and all was
darkness. The water was calm and the
air clear.
It was 7:30 o'clock when Lieutenant Ray
Smith took the Cushing out from her dock
and Lieutenant Hutchins began to direct
the long finger of light about the bay. The
torpedo-boat rai well outside and delayed
running in unti. those on shore at the light
became decide Uy nervous lest she had
gained an entrance to the bay and was to
make an attack from the rear; hence, the
light was swert in every direction, and
finally returned seaward in the very nick
of time, for away out in the atmosphere
the firm light ?:iowed a slight discolora
ation, which to the untrained eye would
excitf no attention.
Rockets were ired and shortly the foam
was plainly seen She was bearing down
on the light urder fully fifteen knots
steam. As she time on the watchers grew
anxious and wathed the time excitedly,
for it was easily seen that whoever won
was to do so by but a small fraction of
time. In fact Bbc was barely out of the
500 yards range vhen the signal was fired
telling ihat she bad been under observa
tion for two minutes, and in three sec
onds after she fird a green rocket, telling
those ashore that she was within torpedo
Two rockets ha '. misfired, bo perhaps it
really was a tie ai;d not a score for the tor
pedo station. Sht then turned on her heel,
as it were, and st< imed seaward again. A
light was still trai led on her, and she was
in sight until she had steamed out fully
0000 yards, nearly a mile and a half as
plotted on the boat at a signal from the
shore. But while it was possible to follow
her out that distance it would not have
been possible to pick her up, since she was
so indistinct.
Being lost the work of picking her up
again was begur, and though she had
turned and wasrunningin itwasim possible
to pick her up wit.i tne searchlight when
her exact location vas known for :v moment
by the flaming o! her stick. This time
instead of taking t le mid channel she shot
over under Jamestown's rocky shore, and
this acted as an effective ambush, for
while those on the boat say the light was
upon them and hey were presenting a
broadside to view, hose on the shore saw
nothing, the color of the boat effectually
concealing her against the shore.
By this strategy she ran within 1200
yards of the light tefore being discovered,
and forty seconds later she was within
torpedo range. In running into the beam
of light this timt the Cushing barely
escaped plunging her nose into a barge at
anchor, and the obsructiou was not seen
by those behind the powerful blaze until
close upon the gnat hulk, and disaster
was averted only b r throwing the helm
hard to starboard ard the quick maneuver
ing powers of the crtft when under territic
Correspondence Between Sir Julian Paunce-
fote and the Government Made
LONDON, Esq., N>v. 13.— The corre
spondence between Si- Julian Pauncefote,
the British Embassador at Washington,
and the Government, rom May 8, ISB4, to
Angust 31, 1895, respating the claims in
connection with the Bering Sea seizures,
has been issued.
The correspondence previous to Con
gress rejecting the jroposal to pay a
lump sum, is mainly J-jrmal and without
special interest. It contains Sir Julian
Pauncefote'g telegram -o Lord Kimberly,
under date of August \, 1594, stating that
he reckons the total amuint of the claims,
with interest, at $700,00, but that he has
reason to believe that the United States
would pay a lump sun of $450,000 to be
rid of the delay and expanse of a conven
Other dispatches reord Sir Julian's
failure to obtain $4. r )0,0O. and Secretary
Gresham's offer of $425,)00, and Canada
and England's acceptame of the offer, if
the sum be paid in 1894.
Sir Julian, in a dispatci to Lord Kim
berley, under date of Fcbiuary 2S, ascribes
the rejection of his proposil by the House
of Representatives to stroig party feeling,
and asserts that statements made in Con
gress were entirely misieaiing, both as re
gards the law and the fas 3, and were cal
culated to prejudice the minds of members
of the House and to affect public opinion.
One Person Cremated am Others Seri
ously Injuritm
• CHICACO, 111., Nov. 13.~As a f%sult of
a fire at 3:30 this morning one man lost
his life, two persons were fatally wounded
and one slightly injured, .ohn Varalski
is dead Martin Varalski wa; badly burned
and will die; John Varalsk: Jr. was badly
burned and partially asphyxiated and wiil
probably die; Mrs. John f Varalski was
slightly burned and will recover.
The family was asleep ?vhen the fire :
broke out. Policeman Ali<ock made a
brave attempt to rescue t:em and suc
ceeded in getting the wife ma two chil
dren out alive. The body o John Varal
ski was found burned to a crisp. Martin
Varalski, aged 24, was four! insensible.
Little John, aged 8, could notmuch longer
have borne the smoke.
The second floor was occu:ied by Mrs.
Anna Kukus, who got out jay; in time to
escape being burned to death.
Becomes the Bride of Br. Henry J.
WASHINGTON, D. C, No-. 13.— Miss
Margaret Blame, daughter <f Mr. and
Mrs. Robert G. Blame, and j e cc of the
late James G. Blame, was niairied at St.
Peter's Catholic Church las night to
Henry J. Crosson, a well-knowi physician
of Washington. The church \ a s beauti
fully decorated, and several h.ndred in
vited guests were present. D.\ and Mr?.
Crosson left during the eeyeing, n g for a
Southern sojourn.
Thurman's Eighty-Second Ii flirfay.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13.- A basket
of flowers accompanied by reso nions of
sympathy was sent by the Hirrnonian
Club to-day to ex-Senator AllerG. Thur
man on the c elebration of his *-jrhtv-sec
ond birthday. Tnurman was roved by
the receipt of the message and flowers, and
will send a suitable response wlen able.
Judge Thurmans condition coninues to
improve, though be was not ate to see
many callers at the house to-day.
Richard Howe, Embezzler
LAREDO. Tex., Nov. 13.-Richard
Rowe, the lowa embezzler, was irought,
heavily sliackled, from Mexico th^ morn
ing, In charge of Detective W. F. lorsvthe
of the Pinkertons. They left tb* after
noon for the north.
The Reliance Footballers
Score Their Fourth
Montanans Hold the Southern
Players Down to a Narrow^
The Oaklanders Secure Two Touch
downs, but Fail in the Kick
for Goal.
BUTTE, MoifT., Nov. 13.— Three thou
sand people witnessed the game of football
between Butte and the Reliance of Oak
land, Cal., and saw the Butte team lose
its first game dv a ecore of Bto 6. It was
the best game ever played on the home
grouuds, and every inch of ground was
fought desperately. The score was made
in the first half, and neither team scored
in the last half.
Before the game was fifteen minutes old
Gillis got the ball and King kicked a goal
for Butte. Reliance then got a touch
down, but Oliver missed the goal. In a
pass from Brooks to Gillis the ball was
swiped by Frick and Reliance had another
touchdown, but Oliver again failed to kick
the goal, and time was called for the first
The second half was a steady struggle,
but Butte was gaining and within a yard
of their line when time was called. The
teams lined up as follows:
Kellance. Position. Butte.
J. J. Kacine, 160 Left end O.Vf. King, 148
<;. McMillan, 173 Left tackle.... W. Slater. 180
P.ert Oliver, ISO Left guard. W.T. Perh»m,l9o
J. H. Kherrard, 135 ..Right end...!. C. Smith, 168
M. V. Hall. 178 Klsht tackle. .. .K. Ellia, 186
A. 11. Burnett, 192... Might guard. ..R. Weiss, 195
K. Hector, 185 Center... W. V. Langley, 184
J. Wyckoff. 143 left ba'f.. Brooks (eupt.), 150
F. l^rick, 1 39 night halt 1). Gillls, 156
W. Harrellson, 143... Quarterback. ..Richards, 164
i\ Taylor, ISO Fullback. .W.B. Laswell.l7o
Reliance manager, W. B. Pringle. Colors, ma
roon and white. Substitutes— Marlon Oliver, 170;
Jim Yanyou, 160; U. J. Hanlon. 150; J. £. Hu«,
Butte manager, D. GayfJSt, Ivers. Colors, crim
son and cream. Substitutes— Boyce Wilbur, 169;
J. H. MacPherson, 155; J. A. Monroe, 189.
Umpire, Harry Y eager: of Helena. Keferee, J.
V. Bolin of Buttfe. Timekeepers— Marion Oliver,
Kellance; W. H. Armstrong, Butte.
There was some dispute about the call
of time and Butte claimed to have gotten
the worst of it, and offered Reliance a
large bonus to play another game to
morrow or Friday, but the offer was de
clined because of other engagements.
Rumors of Irrpending War Not Borne Out
by the Proceedings of the
NEvV YORK, N. V., Nov. 13.-The an
nual fall meeting of the National Baseball
League was commenced to-day at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel. From 10 o'clock in
the morning the corridors of the hotel
were given up almost entirely to the mag
nates and the followers of the National
game. Wars and rumors of wars were rife
and every one connected with baseball was
keyed up to the utmost pitch. But though
the meeting was presaged to come in like
a roaring lion, it went on and went out
like the proverbial lamb.
Scalps that were to have'been taken re
mained on their owners' heads. Com
bines that were to give birth to a storm
did not even materialize, and the delegates
left the field of the hypothetical battle as
if from a love feast. Whatever the mor
row may brine forth harmony prevailed
to-day, and even if very little business was
done; at ail events the powwow ended
without leaving any hurricane behind.
The board of directors went into session
first and got through the executive busi
ness. The treasurer's account was proved
and accepted.
A number of appeals from players ask
ingtohave fines inflicted dering the past
season remitted were refus a. A letter
was received from Lawyer John If. Ward,
ex-captain of the New York Baseball Club,
asking that his name bi removed from the
list of players reserved by the New York
club. The matter was referred to the na
tional Doard, to meet the first week in Jan
uary. Baltimore was declared the cham
pion club of 1895. The constitution and
by-laws remain with only slight change as
A very important deal was made during
the afternoon. "Billy 1 Nash, the captain
and third baseman of the Boston team,
was exchanged for "Billy" Hamilton, the
outfielder of the Philadelphia club.
Sprinters That Heat Their Respective
Fields to the Wire.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 13.— The at
tendance at the races continues good.
Oswego fell in the fourth race, throwing
his jockey (Wycks) and breaking his col
Three-quarters of a mile, Annie M won,
Relict second, Miss S third. Time, 1 :18}4.
Seven-eighths of a mile, Glad won, Staffs,
second, Blue and Gray third. Time, 1 :30%.
Six furlongs, Tupto won, Major Dripps sec
ond. Gateway third. Time, 1:18.
Six furlongs, Hailstone won, Onareto second,
Twinkle third. Time, 1:17} 2 .
Five and a half furlongs, Umbrella won,
Prince Lief second, White Oak third. Time,
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 13.— One mile, Little
Matt won, Chicot second, Maudolina third.
Time, 1 :52.
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile, Legion won,
Bandnla second. First Deal third. Time,
1:12 Ji.
Seven-eighths of a mile, Ecau Ideal won,
Logan secoud, Mollle B third. Time, 1 :33.
Seven-eighths of a mile, Fra Diavolo won,
Jack Bradley second, Flush third. Time, 1:35.
One mile, Captain Pickerell won, Miss Stur
gis second, Rex Regent third. Time, 1 :53.
and a sixteenth miles, Doepett won, Phoebus
second, Tom Moore third. Time, l:50&.
Six furlongs, Whippauy won, Beau Ideal
second, Predicament third. Time, I:l9*^.
One mile and a furlong, Ina won. Charade
second, Lady Adams thiid. Time, 1:58 V.
Five furlongs, Tom Harding won, Sirocco
second. Ameer third. Time, 1 :02?4-
One mile, Intermission won, Wishard second,
Eclipse third, Time, 1 :45^.
Results of Coursing Matches on the Hetnp
stcad Range.
HEMPSTEAD, N. V., Nov. 13.— The
beagle trials of the National Beagle Club
of America were continued to-day under
rather unfavorable conditions on the estate
of Alfred D.Lewis, a member of the Beagle
Club, and that of Joshua Barnum, as a
strong wind from the northeast and a
warm sun soon eliminated all signs of the
scent "bunny" had left behind.
The first trials commenced to-day were
those of class C, for both sexes and all
ages, thirteen inches and under, that have
not been placed first in any open class at
field trials held in America. Contests in
this class wore commenced yesterday, but
were postponed till to-day on account of
the dampness. The dogs who entered in
this class were: Young Royal, owned by
P. H. Baton, Poughkeepsie, N. V., and j
Lola Lee, owned by Walter Randall. The
dogs were run in pairs. Skipp 11, who
was to have run a bye, was withdrawn on
account of sickness. Lola Lee won first
prize and Young Royal second. Third
prize was not awarded.
The next dogs put down were those en
tered for the Derby, known as Class D.
The dogs entered in this classs were : Phoe
bus, Walling Field's kennels, Ipswich,
Mass.; Tailor, owner D. F. Summers,
Thorndale, Pa.; risen, owner C. Staley
Doub, Frederick, Ma.; Jute 11, J. Q.
Bourne, Mount Vernon, JS.Y. ; Baronet,
owned by Thomas Shallicross, Providence,
R. 1., and Summers Kit, owned by D. F.
Summers, Thorndale, Pa.
In the first heat were Phoebus and
Tailor, and a rabbit was started soon after
the dogs were put down.
Tailor showed the best trailing and
driving throughout. In the second heat
were Pisen and Jute 11, and the latter se
cured the credit for the best work in this
heat. The next brace put down were
Summers Kit and Baronet, who won the
Derby at Oxlord, Mass., last week. Both
dogs worked excellently and started a rab
bit soon after being put down. Baronet
took most of the honors. Darkness pre
vented any decision. Two heats will be
run to-morrow, which will decide the
honors ot this class.
A large number of spectators and beagle
men from all parts of the United States
are daily in attendance at the races, which
are pronounced the best ever held in
A Saving of Over a Million Dol
lars During the Past
Secret Service Conducive to Greater
Efficiency of Postal Em.
"WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13— First
Assistant Postmaster-General Jones has
submitted his report. It calls atten
tion to a saving in his branch of the ser
vice during the past year of $1,395,577.
Mr. Jones recommends an appropriation
of $17,000,000 to cover compensation of
Postmasters for the next fiscal year, and
$10,500,000 for clerk hire at first and second
class postofflces.
He recommends the order recently pro
mulgated by the President, providing for
the consolidation of fourth-class postoffices,
and says the only positions at first-class
postoffices that are now excepted from
civil service examination are assistant
postmaster, private secretary and stenog
rapher, cashier and assistant cashier; at
second-class offices, assistant postmaster,
under whatever legal designation known.
Mr. Jones does not favor maintaining
experimental free delivery service in towns
and villages, but states that if the people
still demand it he assumes Congress will
pass the necessary appropriation to estab
lish the service. In view of the great sav
ing effected and the general improvement
in the service, especially in the large cities,
Mr. Jones recommends the employment of
a number of men in the larger offices,
whose regular duty it shall be to inspect
the work of carriers, make suggestions as
to extensions and changes of routes, and,
in fact, to have a general supervision of
the work of carriers outside of postoffices.
Mr. Jones says that besides tiie actual
saving effected the improved efficiency in
the service in the offices investigated must
be credited to the secret service. At every
office the discipline of the force and the
efficiency of the service have been much
improved, the work more equally dis
tributed among the letter-carriers, and at
many offices extensions made and facilities
inaugurated without additional cost.
The Assistant Postmaster - General
recommends that the attention of Con
gress should be called to the advisability
of providing a penalty for tbe use of the
postmarking stamp for unlawful purposes,
or for placing an impression thereof upon
an envelope or postal-card for the purpose
of deception. He says some penalty for
the unlawful use of the franking privilege
should be imposed.
A Crazy Man Who Wanted Government
Relief From, a Swordfish.
man Hilyer, an insane man from Missouri,
called at the White House tuis afternoon
and made ineffectual attempts to see Vice-
President Stevenson and the President.
He said he was pursued by a crazy sword
fish, and wanted protection from the
Government. Hilyer raised a disturbance
on being refused admittance, and was
taken to a police station.
Date Set for the Arguments on tit* Motion
for a JVeto Trial.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Nov. 13.-For
mal application for a new trial for Herman
W. Mudgett, alias H. H. Holmes, recently
convicted of the murder of Benjamin P.
Pitzel, was to-day filed in the Quarter Ses
sions Court. The document was presented
by Lawyers Samuel P. Kotan and William
A. Shoemaker, and the court will hear the
argument on Monday next.
Fog Whistle Will Sound.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.-The
Lighthouse Board has given notice to
mariners on the Pacific Coast that a plen
tiful supply of water having been ob
tained at the Cape Flattery fog signal on
Tatoosh Island, south side of the west
entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the
Bteara fog whistle will be sounaed during
thick or foggy weather.
Troops to Quiet Indians.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nor. 13.—Gen
eral Doe, Acting Secretary of War, to-day
requested that a troop of cavalry be held
in readiness to go to the scene of the In
dian trouble at the Southern Ute agency
in Colorado, if necessary. General Miles
will direct General Wheaton to comply
with the request.
Decrease in Italy's Orange Crop.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.— A re
port has been received at the Department
of State from Consul Dean of Naples that
it is estimated the orange and lemon crops
of Southern Italy will be les3 than last
year. They will be about two-thirds the
Senator Sherman Indisposed.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.— Sena-
tor John Sherman is suffering from a
severe cold and intermittent fever. Al
though there is said to be nothing serious
in his condition, he denies himself to call
Seduced to Ashes.
ASHLAND, Wis., Nov. 13.— The Ash
land Sulphite Fiber Company's immense
plant was reduced to ashes this morning
between 10:30 and noon. The fire is
supposed to have started in the acid-room.
The plant was valued at $90,000, with $42,000
Destroyed l>y Fire.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. -13.— The
wire nail mill of Phillips, Townsend & Co.
at North Perm Junction, a suburb, was
destroyed by fire to-night. The loss will
reach $175,000, partly covered by insurance.
Southern California Mem
bers of that Faith Meet
at Pasadena.
Rev. C. T. Douglass Welcomed
Delegates in the Name of
Church and City.
Special Recommendations of a Commit*
tee in the Matter of Chris
tian Work.
PASADENA, Cal., Nov. 13. — The
Southern California Baptist convention
opened this morning in the First Baptist
Church at 10 o'clock. About 150 visiting
delegates are already present and more are
expected to-morrow. Among the most
noteworthy of these are :
Rev. Hubert C.Woods, Colorado Springs,
Colo., general superintendent of the
American Baptist Home Missionary So
ciety; Dr. J. Sunderlin, secretary of the
Baptist Union Society of the Pacific Coast ;
Rev. Dr. Dunn (and wife) of Hillsdale,
Mich., president of Hillsdale Baptist Col
lege; David P. Ward, San Jose; Rev. J.W.
Daniels, Sacramento; Rev. -Rowland D.
Grant, Portland; Rev. J. Sunderland,
Oakland; Rev. C. A. Woody. Portland;
Rev. D. D. Proper, Seattle ; General T. J.
Morgan, Philadelphia.
Committees were appointed &s follows:
Enrollment— G. W. Ogle, Pomona; W.
Cooley, Colton. Nominations — T. R.
Evans, N. S. Lemon, W. C. Radeau,
George E. Dye, William Fowler.
Rev. C. T. Douglass of Pasadena made
the address of welcome. He extended
the convention a hearty greeting of wel
come in the name of the homes and hos
pitality of Pasadena's people; in the name
of the church and the city. Mr. Douglass
spoke of the Baptist denomination as one
which believes firmly in the word of God,
from Genesis to Revelation, and believes
in obeying God's commandments as laid
down in the Bible. He also referred to the
Baptist denomination as the oldest re
ligious denomination in the world.
A response was made on behalf of the
convention by Rev. W. F. Harper of Red
Rev. G. E. Dye of East Los Angeles de
livered the annual sermon upon the mis
sion of the churcn.
At the afternoon session the report of
the board of directors was read. The re
port cites that the Southern California
Baptist Convention is now a legal corpora
tion. Under the by-laws a board of eleven
directors will be elected, and annually
these in turn to elect their own officers.
The appointment of a special committee
ou home missions was recommended.
The committee, however, must not be re
garded as antagonistic to foreign missions.
The report recommended that each
member contribute $1 annually to the
American Baptist Missionary Union;
that a more positive and systematic effort
be made to build up the Sunday-schools;
that the work of the young people and of
the women of the church be encouraged,
and that Baptist literature be freely dis
An introduction of pastors followed, and
a very interesting and somewhat volumin
ous report of the ceneral missionary work
by Key. W. W. Tinker of Los Angeles was
read, showine a total amount of receipts
for the past eighteen months to be $3886 13;
expenditures $7656 34.
Addresses were delivered on "The Re
ligious Past of Southern California," by
Rev. I. Buttin, D.D., of Riverside; "The
Religious Future of Southern California,"
by Rev. A. E. Knapp, San Diego; "How
Best to Secure a Revival Interest During
the Coming Year," by Rev. A. Grant,
Santa Barbara.
The evening session opened with a praise
service, after whicn Rev. T. J. Morgan,
LL.D., general secretary of the American
Baptist Heine Missionary Society of New
York, and Rev. Rowland D. Grant, D.D.,
of Portland, delivered addresses.
Southern Pacific Passenger Sta
tion Broken Into by I
Left Their Marks Upon the Steel
Doors of the Inside Cash
REDWOOD CITY. Cal., Nov. 18.— The
Southern Pacific Company's safe at the
Redwood City passenger depot was oper
ated upon by burglars during the early
hours of this morning. Entrance to the
baggage-room and ticket office was effected
by prying back the door fastenings with a
jimmy, and the doors were open when the
station agent arrived to commence work
for the day.
The spindle on the safe was broken off,
the outside door opened, the steel plate on
the back removed and the combination
taken out and broken to pieces.
The inside steel door was then worked
upon. The escutcheon which covered the
keyhole was broken off and pieces were
clipped out of the plate. The agent found
this inside door to the safe closed and as
the lock would not work it is not known if
entrance was effected by the safe-crackers.
Sheriff McEvoy has sent out notices and
would like to trace the following arti
cles, known to have been stolen, which
would give a clew to the burglars : *
One Densmore typewriter, NO. 2716; a
dark gray overcoat, about new; a pair of
new shoes, No. 8 or 9, from A. F. Bryan
Shoe Company, San Francisco, marked 9-6
and three nails (***); one light gray can
vas valise, containing two white shirts,
one suit of gray underwear, one carpen
ter's brace, two auger-bits (% and %) and
one blacksmith hammer.
There have recently been several at
tempts at burglary on the Southern Paci
fic stations between here and San Fran
cisco, and a determined effort is being
made to locate the culprits. The Han
Carlos depot was robbed of $50 a few nights
The Obstruction on the Xorthem Pacific
Has Burned Out.
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 13.— The fire in
Bozeman tunnel, on the Northern
Pacific, which has been burning
furiously for nine weeks, has burned itself
out. A day or two will be allowed for the
tunnel to clear of smoke and gases.
Thousands of tons of rock have fallen on
the track.
The Northern Pacific officials have de
cided to line and arch the entire tunnel
with solid brick masonry. The work will
take some three months and, after the
present obstructions on the track and
timbers are put in, the running of trains
will not be interfered with.
One of the Assassins Confessed to the
Killing of Two Sheepherders at
Flanigan's Ranch.
RENO, Nev., Nov. 13.— Reports of a
double murder at Flanigan's Pyramid
sheep ranch were brought here this morn
ing by two men named Pearl and Litton.
From their story two men named Merrill
and Benoist had plotted to murder two
French sheepherders and on Saturday
afternoon carried the plot into execution.
Merrill confessed the crime to Pearl yes
terday morning. He did so to be pro
tected from Benoist. who had threatened
to kill him so he could say nothing about
the murder.
The sheepherders were known to have
considerable money, and Pearl says the
killing was done to secure the money.
Neither of those charged with the crime
have yet been arrested, but it is said Mer
rill has become insane since the commis
sion of the crime.
Indians were sent to the locality in
which the herders have been located to
see whether Merrill's story is true or
whether it is simply an insane idea. The
Sheriff of Washoe County and Mr. Flani
gan left here this morning for Pyramid,
and nothing further can be learned nntil
their return. Flanigan thinks the yarn a
fake, but Pearl and Litton cay they believe
the murders were committed.
A Salem (Or.) Woman Ordered
a Team and Drove Out
of Town.
She Regained Consciousness Tempo*
rarily When Ten Miles
From Home.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 13.— Mrs. Agnes Mc-
Alm'n, dressmaker, 46 years old, is lying
at the point of death in this city as the re
sult of a remarkable feat in somnambulism,
by which she was' exposed for five hours to
the freezing night air and fog.
Mrs. McAlpin is a somnambulist, and
has been detected in several dangerous
performances in midnight sleepwalking.
Her relatives, with whom she lives, have
generally managed to care for her. About
1 o'clock Monday night a liveryman at
Ferry and High streets was awakened
from his slumbers by some one tapping on
the window of his sleeping apartments in
one corner of the barn, and at the same
time a team was desired.
The proprietor got up and opened the
front door of the stable to admit the vis
itor, while he prepared the horse and con
veyance. The .person appeared to be
thinly clad in a woman's night apparel,
and over this wore a long cloak, with a
lisiht shawl over the shoulders. Her feet
were covered by stockings only. During
the short conversation held in the course
of ordering the rig the proprietor of the
stable recognized his visitor as Mrs. Mc-
Alpin. She stated that her sister, residing
east of Salem, was quite ill, and she was
going to her bedside.
She was invited to a seat near the stove,
but declined, and remained by the door
until the rig was ready. The stable
owner thought nothing further of his early
visitor till the brother of the woman called
for a rig in a great hurry, saying that Mrs.
McAlpin had wandered away from the
residence in her night clothes, and he
feared she would come to harm.
He took the road east of town, and about
5 o'clock in the morning he found Mrs.
McAlpin in a farmhouse ten miles in the
country. She had awakened on the road,
and. stopping at the farmhouse, was taken
in an unconscious condition and nearly
Juan Osuna, Born in 1825, Has Just Been
Initiated in the San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Nov. 13. — Juan
Osuna, the oldest Native Son in the State,
was initiated into San Diego Parlor No.
108, N. S. G. W., last night. Osuna was
born June 24, 1825, at the Mission of San
Diego arid has lived in San Diego County
ever since. He is at present a resident of
Tia .1 uana. When he was requested to
sign his name on the roll he did so with a
rirm hand, writing without the aid of
glasses. He was promptly called the
"father of the order, which title has been
held by Frank Sabichi of Los Angeles, who
has been the oldest member thus far.
Osuna is full of reminiscences of early
days in San Diego.
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Young Ton* Kearney Suddenly Killed at
ASHLAND, Or., Nov. 13.— Thomas J.
Kearney Jr., a freight brakeman and son
of the veteran passenger conductor, Tom
Kearney, was killed this morning in the
Ashland yards. He was engaged with a
crew under charge of Conductor Morris
makini: up a freight train.
Young Kearney was riding on top of a
car making a flyer, and as he let himself
down to pull the coupling pin the door of
the car gave way and knocked him down
in such a manner as to throw him under
the right side of the pilot, where he wa3
dragged seven carlengths and fearfully
He died about ten minutes later. The
cardoor and his lantern were found along
side of the track where the accident oc
curred. The Kearneys are popular rail
road men, and the sudden death of the
young man has caused great sadness
among all.
The John Thompson Retidenco Seduced
to states.
TjKIAH, Cal., . Nov. 13. — The John
Thompson residence in Redwood Valley,
nine miles north of this city, was totally
destroyed by a tire at an early hour this
Thompson was away from home at the
time, returning to nnd his house, barn
and outbuildings in ashes. The origin of
the fire is unknown. The approximate
loss is between $2000 and $3000, partially
covered by insurance.
Arizona Matonie Election.
PRESCOTT, Ariz., Nov. 13.— The Grand
Lodge of Masons of Arizona this morning
elected the following officers: Grand mas
ter, A. L. Grow, Tombstone ; depnty grand
master, W. M. Griffith, Pinal; senior
grand warden, W. M. Griffith, Pinal;
junior grand warden, J. B. Creamer, Phoe
nix; grand treasurer, M. W. Kaies, Phoe
nix; grand secretary, George W. Beckrage,
Benator Spooner Injured.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 13.— Ex-United
States Senator Spooner fell from a car
step while crossing the Columbia River on
the transfer boat. He was struck in tne
abdomen by a projecting rod. The injury
is not supposed to be serious, but the Sen
ator suffered much pain.
Stockton Jubilant Over a
Prospective Syndicate
for Business.
Ten Million Dollars to Develop
Black Diamonds in Cor*
ral Hollow.
John Rosenfeld Said to Be at the
Head of the Enormous En
STOCKTON, Cai,., Nov. 13.— 1t has been
noised about in coal circles the last few
days that a syndicate is in process of for
mation in San Francisco for the purpose
of further developing the region in the vi
cinity of Corral Hollow.
The prospective syndicate, it is stated,
will have a capital of $10,000,000 and has
already negotiated for 5000 acres of land
only a comparative stone's throw from the
coal mines of the Alameda and San Joa
quin Railroad Company. It is said that
John Rosenfeld, the metropolitan coal
dealer, is at the head of the movement.
With this land purchased, it is stated
that a railroad will be built direct to Oak
land for the transportation of the coal.
Mr. Willey's recent mission here is defined
to be in connection with this scheme. The
opening up of the vast beds of coal at
Corral Hollow by the corporation of which
Mr. Tread well and Mr. Coleman are promi
nent members has created much excite
ment among the big handlers of coal. A
largo amount of the coal has been im
ported from the north and from Aust ralia
and sold at good figures.
A coal such as the Corral Hollow
mines will furnish, sent down at the low
figures to be made by the company, means
much to these large dealers. It will mean
more to those engaged in the sale of steam
coal. This being the case it is apparent
that an action on the part of such a syndi
cate is plausible. Such is at least the
opinion of some prominent local citizens,
and they attach ex-Sur^veyor General
Willey's name to the enterprise.
Routine Testimony Given in the Unite*
States Court.
CARSON, Nev., Nov. 13.— The trial of
Heney. for the embezzlement of $23,000, in
the United States District Court opened
this morning with a small attendance,
the public not being generally interested
n the routine work of the mint, of which
be evidence now being heard consists.
Mr. Likens, a workman in the refinery,
explained the manner in v.-hich the granu
lations were worked. The keys to the tubs
containing metal were always kept in a
desk in the daytime. He testified also that
the helpers always had access to the desk
and keys. The foreman locked the desk at
night and kept the key.
You want to dress your Little Boy neat
and warm, don't you ? Certainly you do,
and at the same time you want to do it as
economically as possible. Our line of Boys*
and Children's Ulsters can't be beaten,
and we have them from $3 50 upward.
34, 36, 38 and 40 Kearny Street,
25 and 27 Sansome Street,
Wholesale Manufacturing Clothiers Selling.
at Retail at Wholesale Prices.
Our price for 500 BOYS 1 DOUBL&-
SUITS, cut in ages 4to 15, and made of
Navy Blue and Fancy Cheviot.
34, 36, 38 and 40 Kearny Street,
25 and 27 Sansome Street
Wholesale Manufacturing Clothiers Selling
at Retail at Wholesale Prices.

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