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S A. P. 9HKWMAN, jg Publisher. BmESA CITY. ARIZONA gjjj tfl dangerous to look like the French 9 Preaklent in France. 11l (■ cutting off his top-knot, the Em- II peror of Korea was probably taking his ■ queue from Japan. ll "Perhaps Dewey wouldn’t like It” Is fl another pertinent argument against 8 making May 1 a legal holiday. H China will never know what real || humiliation is until Spain steps for -8 ward with a demand for a port. if Some of the Cubans in Havana are I demonstrating their fitness for self -1 government by pitching into the police H force. H Proverbial lore tells us that a word to §1 the wise is sufficient The particular H word is not mentioned, but it’s pfob- I ably: “Don’t 1 * a pull is quite common with states men, but the object of bribery, it ij seems, is rather to get a kind of pur ( chase on them. ft The new Japanese treaty abolishes §|| extraterritoriality. Evideptly the Japs j| found this word too hard for them and Insisted on getting rid of it | One of Boston’s most highly cultl -1 vated coachmen ts dead, leaving an H estate worth more than fifty thousand dollars. That man knew his business. I It still remains a fact that no upright | and downright statesman ever object- I ed to be.being cartooned. It is general -1 ly the scalawags who object to this I sort of thing. A famous Kentucky horse that was dying of gangrene was mercifully put to death by chloroform—a relief, as an exchange suggests, that would be de fied a suffering and dying man. Two men who once swindled the Bank of England out of $5,000,000 were compelled to depend on literature for a living in their later years. This should serve' as a terrible warning to young men. ? The new telescope to be in place at the Paris exposition will be strong enough to show us moving armies on the moon—if there are any there. Still, there are things more needful for the children of this world to learn than lunar military tactics. One of the most grievous errors of the Cuban people is their evident belief that they, can restore peace and pros perity in the island simply by holding large daily conversation parties. They have, apparently, yet to discover that it takes'something more than talk to raise sugar and tobacco. The proposition that the smaller Eu ropean nations should organize a court of arbitration to settle the differences of tlieir quarrelsome neighbors will probably secure more general support when it is shown how Belgium, Holland or Switzerland, for Instance, proposes to go to work to compel such pow ers as Russia and Great Britain to conform to its decisions. In all Africa there are now but four Independent states—Abyssinia, Liberia, Morocco and the Orange Free State, and hardly one of these is fit for a civil ized person to live in. The partition of the dark continent is practically com plete and the world is witnessing in an other great region the governing of the torrid by the temperate zone. Politics and geography seem to have an inti mate relation. There are rich men nowadays who twist that new testament rule of char ity In a curious way. The rule as orig inally given indicates that a man should do business openly and keep his charities as secret as the grave, but some modern capitalists seem to think that they ought to do. their charity as openly as possible for the sake of the effect, and keep their shady transac tions as well hidden as may be, also for the sake of their reputation. Perhaps it is fortunate for Mr. Fitz simmons that Mrs. Fitzsimmons re fuses to permit him to become a farmer. Mr. Fitzsimmons seems to have fallen a victim to the persistent and* almost universal delusion that anybody can “run a farm.” Possibly there is a more general misunderstanding on this point than on any other. Aboard ship, every body wants to farm. The captain thinks because he can sail a vessel he can suc ceed at raising crops. The mate and the boatswain feel the same way. The cook is positive of his ability. In tow n e»sry other lawyer is an agricultural genius who made an unfortunate mis take in choosing a career. Physicians, journalists, actors, carpenters, black smiths, capitalists, butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers long for the de lights of a bucolic life and are thereby convinced of their fitness for agricul ture. Mr. Fitzsimmons evidently feels that the man who could knock out Cor bett ought to be able to grow a few soup About the only per son who really seems to have any doubts on the subject is the farmer himself. Lovers of dogs will be Interested in a short article by Mrs. Sarah K. Bolton In the Philadelphia Journal of Zoophlly on “How License and Dog Killing Were Stopped in Cleveland, Ohio.” The dog license in Cleveland led to the usu al aggressions of the dog catcher. Dogs were shot la the streets and drowned at the pound, and one day a pet dog was coaxed out of the arms of a poorly dressed little girl and shot at her feet. This sort of thing aroused a certain Cleveland business man, C. M. Mun hall, to employ a lawyer and to insti tute a test suit on the ground that s dog was property, the as a bars** or cow, and could not be legally killed —license or no license. The result was that Mr. Munhall obtained a perpetual injunction to restrain the city from killing dogs, and the license law was of no effect after that decision. This was eight or ten years ago, and Cleve land has since been a paradise for dogs. Mrs. Bolton claims that the city is not troubled with surplus dogs, and that it has no more mad dog scares than any city of its size in which the dog license is rigidly enforced. It is to be doubted, however, whether many sufferers from howling aud prowling dogs in cities would regard the preven tion of “the yearly slaughter of thou sands” as an unalloyed blessing. The dog is a faithful friend, but a bad neighbor, and his in cities should not be encouraged. A writer in the New York Sun be lieves that a great deal of time, and g great strain on the eyes of readers, might be saved, if, instead of printing all the lines from left to right, they should be printed to read from left to right and from right to left in alterna tion, thus: We, the people of the United States, in order establish .Union perfect more a form to justice, Insure domestic tranquility, provide general the promote,defense common the for welfare and secure the blessings of liberty and ordalu do,posterity our and ourselves to establish this Constitution for the United .America of States But it is not the steady movement of the eyeball, as It follows the words from one end of the line to the other, which tires eye so much, as the quick reversal, as, under present meth ods, the gaze passes from the right to the left of the page. Aud un’der the plan proposed by the Sun contributor, such a quick reversal would have to be made not merely for every succeeding line, but for every word in the lines reading from right to left, before it can be recognized: so that in the above specimen there would be twentj’-tAvo fatiguing movements of the eyeball in stead of six, as under the prevailing method of arrangement. The suggested change would be anything but condu cive to the retention of good vision. The Ohio penitentiary has become an educational institution of no mean or der, for one of its most important de partments is that devoted to the educa tion of the convicts, in which the branches taught in the primary and grammar grades of the public schools form the basis of instruction. A re port show's that last year there were in attendance at this school 779 con victs, w'hich W'ere all that could be ac commodated, but besides there w’ere about 300 applicants for admission to the school. From this it appears that there is no charge made for tuition or books, and that attendance is entirely voluntary. The school opens after the men have had their suppers, and the session lasts for an hour and a half to two hours, the entire corps of instruc tors being themselves convicts. In the year 1898 the number of prisoners re ceived at the penitentiary was 1,272, of whom 834 could read and w rite in differently, w’hile 242 were wholly illit erate, not knowing the letters of the al phabet. From these two classes, which composed 84 per cent, of the total, the pupils of the school are taken. The number of prisoners w ho had attended the school and w'ere discharged In 1898 w r as 800, who ranged in age all the w r ay from 16 to 80 years. The number now enrolled in the school Is 718, divided into two classes, as there is not room ample for the accommodation of so large a number at one time, aud these are taught by twenty-seven convict teachers. It is significant to observe from the report that there has never been a pupil or a teacher reported for an infraction of a prison rule, the deport ment being perfect. Under these cir cumstances it would seem that each State should officially take some notice of these schools and pass regulations under which they may be encouraged and their usefulness increased. Since ignorance is the chief promoter of crime, nothing better can be done for these unfortunate criminals than to give them the rudiments of an educa tion while they are under the control of the State. , Flash Measure.!. By means of a photograph, made wdth a vibrating lens, scientists have, calculated the time of a lightning flash. It comes out one-nineteenth of a sec ond. The calculation is based upon the multiple image in the photographs -and the rate of vibration of the leus. The time applies, of course, only to the particular flash that was photo graphed. Unique Floor. The floor of the rotunda in the Lon don Coal Exchange, where the mer chants gather, is very unique. It is composed of lnlaitK-woods, arranged ip the form of a mariner’s compass, with in a border of Greek fret. Upward of 4,000 pieces of wood are employed. Al most every British variety is included in this scheme of decoration. B rley Wine. About 250,000 gallons of artificial wine are being made from barley ev ery year in a large factory in Ham burg. The medical profession in Ger many thinks very highly of the wine, and recommends it in the hospitals of that country. Potatoes Prevent Gout. Gout is rarely known among the working classes of Ireland. Their Im munlty from this complaint is thought to be due to the fact that their food largely of potaroea PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary of Late Events That Are Boiled Down to Suit our Busy Readers. San Francisco has already opened a subscription list for the Dewey home fund. Oakland—The four-year-old son of H. Arnnaut and wife of Sunol, was drowned in a washtub half-filled with water. San Francisco—John W. Hendrix, a retired merchant of this city, has given SIO,OOO to the Academy of Science, to be used for a library. SAN RAFAEL—-Word comes from San Quetin that Guard James McDon ald, who was stabbed by Oppenheimer, the life-termer, is still alive and doing fairjy well. . San Francisco Brig.-Gen. Fred Grant, ordered to the Philippines, ar rived here the other day. He was met by his brothers, U. S. Grant, and Jesse Grant, who had come up from South ern California to welcome him. Just as hay is becoming a little cheaper the horseshoers in several counties in this state have combined to advance the price of shoeing. It looks as if horse owners were bound 'to be taxed for “all the traffic will bear.” The newspapers of Tulare county are not quite paying the county for the privilege of printing the tax list this year, but one of them is coming so near it that it gets 3% cents a “square” for the work. This is clearly not a square deal. Washington—At the request of the secretary of the interior, Secretary of War Alger has agreed to order troops to the Moqui Indian reservation in Arizona to force the Indians to submit to vaccination. The troops will be sent from Fort Wingate, N. M. Oakland —Richard Devine, who was a gunner’s mate on the Oregon at the battle of Santiago when Cervera’s fleet was destroyed, attempted suicide by taking a large dose of opium. His recovery is doubtful. Despondency over his failure to procure employment was the cause of his act. When the Los Angeles city council the subject of liquor licenses and slot machines settled, if that ever comes to pass, it should pass an ordi nance requiring wheelmen who ride at night to carry lighted lanterns. The enforcement of such an ordinance would prevent a great many accidents. The P. D. Q. Cyanide company at Randsburg is reported to be feeding its employes alfalfa. “Take nice al falfa,” says the Randsburg Miner, “cook it well—it requires a good deal of cooking-stand, served with the proper condiments, it is delicious eat ing.” A. P. D. Qurious diet, neverthe less. Sacramento—Sheriff Johnson has under arrest a woman named Hines, who is wanted in Lodi, San Joaquin county, for obtaining money and goods by false pretenses. She rides about the country in a phaeton and collects money, butter, eggs, lard and other things under guise of helping some family in distress. The city council of Oakland has been trying to solve the question whether the bicycle is a vehicle or a means of locomotion, in order to know whether or not it should be ruled off the side walks. To the mind not profoundly versed in lexicography and law, it would seem to be both a vehicle and a means of locomotion. W. D, Grady created a disturbance in Recorder Cosgrave’s court, Fresno, the other day. He insulted the court, who committed him to jail until 10 o’clock the next morning for contempt. Grady resisted and gave Bailiff Tim mins a hard tussle. The belligerent lawyer was finally lodged in jail. In addition to the imprisonment he was fined $25. Sacramento—Lee Dick Lung has been convicted of murder in the first degree for the killing of Lee Ling Hi last November on Twitchell island. The accused was a highbinder, and de manded money of the murdered man and his partner, who had just sold their potato crop and received pay for it. Being refused he pulled a revolver and killed his victim. Sacramento —A small dwelling at No. 1323 K street, occupied by the family of Eugene McCarthy, a laborer, fell four feet to the ground, the underpin ning giving way. The family were all in the house at the time, but no one was hurt'. The plastering, windows, pictures, clocks, stove,etc..were thrown down, and nearly everything inside was wrecked. The building, however, did not collapse. There was a stock buyer at Tulare the other day who would make an ideal Filipino marksman. Having hired a livery team to drive into the country, he undertook to shoot a rab bit with a rifle he had with him, (and shot one of the horses he was driving dead in his tracks, while the rabbit skipped into the brush. Filipino like, the cattle merchant probably looked the other way at the instant of pull ing the trigger. The published appeal of John F. Godfrey Post, G. A. R., of Pasadena, in behalf of a proper observance of Me morial day ought to find ready and willing response in the heart of every citizen of that city. If not, public opinion should assert itself with such force as to effect the abandonment of the proposed sports and other festiv ities. And what is true in this respect at Pasadena is true in Los Angeles and everywhere else. Memorial day is not a holiday—it is a holy day. Instead of attributing the shrinkage of the strawberry boxes to the drouth the Arizona Gazette grows sarcastic at the expense of the growers after the following manner: “The straw berry raisers of this valley should be getting rich quite fast. With an abun dant crop on hand they have reduced the size of their boxes without reduc ing the price of their berries. Follow ing out the line of argument used by all trusts and combines, they claim their actions are entirely in the inter est of the consumer.” The city election in Stockton has brought out a large vote, and the re sult was mixed. The Democrats elected W.B. Harrison mayor by 456 majority; R, R. Rebenstein, superintendent of streets by 119 majority; W. E. O’Con nor, assessor, by 34; George £>chuler, school director, by 320 majority; and J. J. Quinn, one of the five council men, by 61. The Republicans elected four of the five councilmen, C. E. Williams for councilman at large re ceiving 363 majority; I. H. Robinson, for city clerk, by 235 majority; I. S. H’alnes, city treasurer, by 306; George Atherton, city supervisor, by 36 ma jority. niNES AND MINING. MINING ACTIVITY IN MEXICO. A correspondent writing about the present activity in mining matters iii Mexico, says: “Many Americans are now engaged in opening old works, forming new companies and bonding and developing properties in away that makes the average Mexican stand aghast, wondering to himself what the Americano is going to do next. The mining laws are, on the whole, much more satisfactory to work under than the mining laws of the United States. No annual work is required. You pay $lO, (Mexican) per year for each per tenencia (claim), about 330x330 feet in dimensions, and it makes no difference whether you work your mine or not.” Speaking of the more permanent mia ing properties operated by Americans, the writer says; “Bray & Beveridge of Minneapolis, have organized a com pany and are working some rich mines near Hermosillo, Sonora. Juan Pedri gino is working the famous Carmen mine, in the Ures district, in which a large body of very rich silver ore was recently struck. This mine is not for sale at any price. The Tuape Mining and Milling Company, whose president is Hon. W. H. Perry of Los Angeles, has a group of high-grade mines near Tuape that they are actively at work upon. There are nine mines in the group, some of which were worked by ‘ancianos,’ as those of a past genera tion are termed. One of the group, the Mina Colorado, was worked over 200 years ago. The church, still standing at Tuape, and the nunnery at the same place, were built from donations made the then owners of the mine. The bells of the church, three in number, are dated 1699, just 200 years ago, and are said to have been cast at Tuape.” LIVELY DAYS IN REPUBLIC. The reports from Spokane and Seat tle, Wash., indicated a very lively state of affairs in Republic mine. A late spe cial dispatch to the Seattle Post-Intel ligencer says: “The recent payment of a $30,000 monthly dividend on the Re public mine has stimulated the local market in stocks, and has given new Impetus to work among the mines. There are over fifty properties in the camp that have been worked steadily during most of the winter, and to give an approximate idea of the amount of work done on these during the month of March, a mile of tunnel will scarce ly cover it. This at a cost of $lO per running foot, would run the total ex pense of prospecting in the camp up to considerably more than $50,000 for the month. This does not include the work on the Republic, Mountain Lion, San Poil and two or three other properties that have gone beyond the prospecting stage. And all this development has not been without some good results.” MINING NOTES. . A strike of $l3O ore has l been made at the Sherman, in the Hillsboro dis trict. The purchase of the Bonanza mine at Baker City, Or., by the Standard Oil Company for $2,000,000 represents the biggest mining trade ever made in Or egon. H. L. Swain, superintendent of the Ibarra Gold Mining Company in Lower California, reports that a stampede has taken place to the decently discovered copper mines near Santa Rosalia. Redding—The News reached here of the collapse of an ore reservoir belong ing to the Midas Gold Mining, company at Harrison Gulch. The ore, in a semi liquid state, escaped into the creek, en tailing a loss of $75,000. Prof. A. G. Tredwell, who is a stock holder in the United Verde copper mine, Ariz., is quoted as saying that the profits of the mine in copper alone for last year was $7,600,000, as against the Calumet-Hecla’s $5,000,000. The Monte Cristo Mining Company, Ariz., has started up their new ten stamp mill and are running full blast. They have about SIO,OOO worth of ore on the dump ready to run through, and fully $60,000 blocked out in the mine. The Midnight mine, located between Red River and La Belle, N. M., which has over 900 feet of workings but which was shut down about a year ago, ow ing to bickerings among the owners, is to be opened up. The property is owned by Mark Hanna and other capi talists of Cleveland, Ohio. It is learned on good authority that the famous Vulture mine, which has produced millions in the past, will soon be operated on a large scale. The mine has been stocked for a large amount; it is siaid $190,000. A hundred-stamp mill is to be erected and a large force of men put in the mine. A great flow of water was struck a few days ago in the tunnel at the Yel low Aster water wells, says the Rands burg Miner. The increase for the first twenty-four hours after was very no ticeable, and 30,000 gallons more water were sent through the pipes to the mill than ever before in one day. Two big copper mines in Montana are down for dividends this month. The Anaconda paid a semi-annual div idend of $1,500,000 on the 3d inst., making $9,750,000 to date. The Boston and Montana will pay a dividend of $900,000 on the 29th, making $1,650,000 this year, and $10,750,000 in all from the start. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS News of the State, Nation * and the >yorld The soap trust ought to be the clean est one of the lot. » Dealers in bunting would like to have Admiral Dewey com© home two or three times. The object of the window glass trust are more transparent that any that have yet been found. There’s one good thing about this spoiled beef inquiry; it is ended and we can all take a rest. New York—The United States assay office has shipped to the Philadelphia mint $10,000,000 in gold bars. Th© rise to fame of Colonel Funston has thrown his Nebraska neighbor, Buffalo Bill of the Wild West fame, very much into the shade. Admiral Dewey should attend that SIO,OOO banquet .in order to separate the millionaires from that much of their money, if for no other reason. Cubans dearly love cock-fighting, and one of the hardest lessons they are now struggling to learn, isi that a decree prohibiting the sport means what it says. D. L. Moody is going to Glasgow to hold revival meetings next October. It is remarkable how far from home a Chicago man has to go to find sinners to save. Out of the 100,000 attempts at suicide in Prussia, only 6497 were successful. The Prussians must be worse shots than those devilish, but fleet-footed, Filipinos. Russell Sage has given $50,000 to the Woman’s Hospital, which is about to erect a $400,000 building in New York. Mr. Sage has long been interested in the hospital. Missouri legislators are now work ing for $1 per day and boarding them selves, and the people of that state think this is even' $1.50 per day more than they are worth. Topeka, Kan.—Ex-Senator W. A. Peflfer, one of the founders of the Popu list party, and who was for years/ con sidered as chief exponent of Populism, has returned to the Republican fold. While the good housewife may com plain bitterly when it becomes neces sary to move instead of paying rent, it may be consoling to feel sometimes that it is cheaper to move than clean house. City of Mexico—The organs of the Spanish colony predict that the United States is on the eve of a long and cost ly war in Cuba, as well as in the Phil pined, basing their predictions on sup posed information from Cuba. J. C. Fraser of Pinkerton’s detective agency, who recently tracked Sam L. Findlay, defaulting Tax Collector of San Luis Obispo to Lima, Peru, will leave Callao with Findlay on the steamer Santiago, due to leave Panama May 20, and expects to arr.ilve in San Francisco on or about June 19. Arthur S. Colyar, Jr., the lawyer from Nashville pleaded guilty in gen eral sessions to an attempt to kidnap Nicholas A. Heckman, a witness in the Molineaux case, and) was sent to the penitentiary for sixty days, says a New York dispatch. He went out of court laughing and waving his hands. Fairbury, Neb.—At Hollenburg, Kan., a town on the state line, eighteen miles east, Sheriff Ed Coleman of Washington county, Kan., was shot, and instantly killed by Willihm Hoxie, whom he was attempting to arrest. In the encounter Hoxie was fatally shot through the bowels. Hoxie was wanted on the charge of robbery. Mail advices from Manila contain a thrilling account of the daring expedi tion undertaken by George Harlan of Co. K, First Washington volunteers. Harlan undertook to carry a message to General Lawton through a country in fested with insurgents. Thirty miles up the river he paddled in a bark canoe, at times pursued by rebels, and nar rowly escaping capture. Washington—Charles Farris, Co. H, Third United States volunteers engi neers, was found guilty by a court martial in Santiago and was sentenced to be shot. The case was sent to the President for review, and the death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment and dishonorable dis charge from the army. The President directs that the prisoner be confined at I ort Kan. A Rich Country—The final payment of $5,000,000 of the $20,000,000 Spanish indemnity, was paid over in New York. In financing the payment of this whole sum American credits in Europe have been used, and not one dollar in spe cie has crossed the ocean. Many such incidents call to mind the new condi tions in business so far as America is concerned, which prevail in these clos ing years of the century. New York—John H. Englis, former president of the Wallaboun bank, was stubbed in the neck by Christopher Daly, a beggar. The wound is a ee r re one, dangerously close to the jug ular vein. Daly had been to Englis’ house a few days ago to ask for alms and was Gir.'ntisfled with the food giv en. Jlc lay in wait and abused En glis for this, ending L> stabbing him. Ihe wound*.a man is 64 years of age. Da!y was t* rested. A Hot Springs, Va., dispatch says it is the intention of President McKinley to be in the western states at the time of the return of the volunteers, who have done heroic service in the Phil ippines. It is expected that the neces sity for the return of the volunteers in the island of Luzon will not exist much longer, and when the volunteers reach their native states for muster-out, President McKinley hopes to be there to greet and honor them. Wheeling, W. Va.—One of the most peculiar strikes probably ever contest ed in the United States has been prog ress for five weeks on the Wheeling street railway lines. The remarkable feature of the strike is the unanimity of the support of the strikers by the population of Wheeling and surround ing towns. All the cars are in oper ation, but not over five persons ride on the entire system during the day. ’Bus lines run by the strikers are largely patronized. New York Citrus Fruit Market.—The latest mail advices from New York show that there was a fairly good de mand for California, oranges which sold at $1.12 to $4.84 per box for navels. $1.25 to $2.40 for seedlings, and $1.35 to $2.90 for sweets. Thelow prices were for fruit in bad condition. Importers of foreign oranges claim that their busi ness this year has been done at a loss and that nothing will hereafter be at tempted in bringing in this fruit. If the business is a failure this year it would surely .involve great loss under ordinary conditions, for prices have been unusually high. HALF CENTURY BLANK. Man Recovers His Senses After Fifty three Years. Cleveland—A remarkable case of a recovered intellect has taken place on a farm in Jackson township, Ohio. Mathias Steingruber, a veteran of the Mexican war, lost all sense of time fifty-three years ago at the battle of Reseca de la Palma. He a cav alryman in Payne’s Pennsylvania reg iment, and in one of the charges he was thrown from his horse, struck his head on a stone and his spine was par alyzed. He was found on the battle field after, the battle was over and tak en to th£ hospital, where, although ha could tell the story of how he was hurt, his mind from that time on was a blank. He has always insisted that htf was only 21 years of age, and that at the next election he was going to vote for General Taylor for the presi dency. The other day when some of the men on the farm were sawing wood with a buzz saw, a piece of wood flew and struck him on the head, knocking him senseless. When he recovered a pecu liar expression was noticed on his face as if he had jtist awakened from a long sleep. From the effects of this blow he has recovered all his lost senses and today when he visited Fostoria, 0., for the first time, although he has lived within two or three miles of it all his life, he was greatly astonished at the improvements which have taken place in everything since he was a young man. He stared in wonder at the poles full of wires, and his last words when he stepped into the wagon to return home were: “Well, I guess the world has got too far ahead of me for me to catch up.” THE RANKING ADMIRAL. Dewey Will Salute First in Only One Instance. Admiral Dewey will be the ranking naval officer afloat at every port at which he may stop on his homeward bound voyage, either on th© Asiatic or European stations, with the single exception of Malta, where the British' Modilteiranean fleet is now assembled under command of Admiral Sir John O. Hopkins, K. G. B. When the flag of Admiral Hopkins is displayed, Admiral Dewey must first salute, as his commission is subsequent to that of the British admiral. Admiral Hopkins will respond with an admiral’s salute. Each officer is entitled to the same number of guns. No foreign government except Great Britain main tains higher naval .ranks than those of rear-admiral and vice-admiral, and as a rule the British service is the only one maintaining officers in command of fleets having higher rank than that of rear-admiral. CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS. General Corbin Thinks They Will Be Coming Soon. Washington—Attorney-General Cor bin said that he felt absolutely sure that the California volunteers would sail from Manila for home in a couple of days or so. General Otis sets no def inite date fn the start, but General Corbin said the department expected dispatches at any time stating thatthey had started. A detachment of Cali fornia artillery will start about the same time as the First California in fantry. The Second Oregon regiment will come soon thereafter, Transports Hancock, Indiana and Conemaugh, now at Manila, and troop ships Senator, Ohio, Newport, Warren and Morgan City, are due to arrive at Manila in a few days. So in the course of the next ten days, General Otis will have r sufficient number of ships to send four or five regiments home. FROM FOREIGN LANDS. A London cablegram says Andrew Carnegie has subscribed £IOOO to- she Gladstone memorial fund. London, Ont.—Marion Brown,known as “Peg-leg” Brown, was hanged here for the murder of Policeman Twohey, June 24, 1898. A London dispatch says that the Earl of Strafford, who married Mrs. Samuel Colgate in Grace Church, New York City, last December, was instantly killed at Potter’s Bar by the Cam bridge express. London—lt is announced in a special dispatch from Allahabad, capital of the Northwest Province, that a serious ep idemic of cholera is following in the wake of the plague. At Kerrachoo, the principal port town of Sinde, there were sixty-four deaths in one day from cholera. BERLIN—Herr Maximillian Harden, editor and publisher of the Zukunft, has begun to serve the six months’ im prisonment to which he was sentenced November 4 last, after having been convicted of lese majestq in compar ing the emperor to a “poodle prince,” and on other charges. . „ Madrid—The Epoca, Conservative, quotes the minister of foreign affairs, the Marquis Pidal, as making the fol lowing statement: “The negotiation for the release of the Spanish prison ers in the Philippine islands has failed; the pacification of the Philippines must now be awaited before further steps can be taken.”