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W A S H IN G T O N
H A .T C H IT .
EUROPEAN CROP SHORTAGE.
t h « Situation.
dow n .
S o rto o a A c c id e n t In • C in c in n a t i O p e r a
H o u s e —T h r e e W o r e K i l l e d .
Washington, Oct. 18,-T he monthly
Forty Years on the report of the agricultural department
Cincinnati, Oct. 18.—Three persons
on the European crop condition, sum were killed and over 30 others were
marizing the crop reports of European | more or leas seriously injured by the
correspondents to Statistician Hyde has t falling of the dome of Robinson’s
lieen made publia The following is uu , opera-house this evening.
T0 HIS COLLEAGUES abstract:
About 8:45 o’clock, soon after the
Recent information, while it may in raising of the curtain at the perform
some oases modify the crop estimates ance of “ Dangers of a Great C ity,"
i of S e rv lo e I . o n g e r T h a n T h a t
for particular countries, does not essen plastering began to fall from the dome
fo rm e r C h i e f J u a t lc e —A Hue- tially change tiie situation as regards ceiling, 40 or 50 feet above the people
Ha* Not I ' 1 B e e n N a m e d .
the deficiency in the principal crops ot j in the parquette. The house was well
^gton, Oct. 18.—Associate.I us- Europe. The outlook for wheat in the filled, but not crowded. The plaster-
! ing fell in small particles at first, but
-h«n J- Field today formally Australasian countries continues good,
enough to alarm some of the timid, who
¿ ¿ t h e supreme court of the hut the prospects in Argentina are | |retired.
somewhat less bright, owing to the
States, «fter 34 years of service
A little later the plastering began to
‘tribunal. The correspondence drought ami frosts. Accounts f-om In , shower down in great chunks. There
i justice Field and th e president
was a rush from the gallery, whioh was
(lli made public today, shows Kharif crops harvested or to be harvest not very well filled. The balcony was
resignation was tendered in ed this fall, and as to the seeding of soon emptied. Those in the dress circle
President McKinley, how tiie Kabi crop to be harvested next retired as promptly as possible, and,
which latter includes the wheat
'not respond until October 9. spring,
strange to say, without apparent panic,
Justice F ield’s resignation
j The crowding of those to the door ob
•take effect until December 1 ,
wheat crop issued by the Hungarian structed the passage of tiie people from
i jot again sit on the supreme
ministry of agriculture gives the follow tiie parquette, which acoounts in a
revised results for 1897, compared measure for the number of oausalties.
Colleagues of the supreme court ing
Nobody expected at tiie moment any
Ulled upon hitn and expressed
Wheat production of importing coun other danger than from the falling plas
¿his retirement and extended tries, 800,771,000 for 1897; 886,639,000 tering.
^gratulations upon hits long for 1896.
Suddenly, and with a great crash,
is associate justice—the longest
Wheat production of exporting coun the great central truss of the ceiling,
tries, 1897, 1,341,806,000; 1896, 1,452,- 80 feet long and 80 feet Wide, came
following letter was given out 902,000.
plunging down. Tiie ends of it struck
Total wheat production of both im on the two gallery wings and doubled
ington, Oct. 16.—Dear Mr. porting and exporting countries in 1897, it up in tiie center, sending down into
losliee and Brethren—Near the 2,142,677,000; in 1890, 2,238,541,000 (lie parquette a great scattering of
the last term, feeling that the bushels.
joists and timbers. Nothing on the
of my long office had become too
Net deficit, 1897, 202,895,000 bush nage was harmed. There were moans
from the injured, which, as often hap
for my strength. I transm itted els; 1896, 130,534,000.
were loudest from those least
istion to the president to take
Extremely pessimistic reports as to
on the lirst day of December the extent of the crop failure in Russia hurt
d this lie lias accepted with have been circulated, lint the liberal
The news spread rapidly, and there
expressions of regard. My ju- quantities of wheat coming forward for was a rush of patrol wagons and firemen
perience covers many years of shipment have led dealers to receive to the scene. The salvage corps, with
Having been elected u mem- such reports with incredulity. It is its wagon, was first on tiie ground, and
tie supreme court of California, I probable, however, that much of the it was followed by the police patrol
od that office October 13, 1857, ; Russian grain going to Western Euro- wagons, whioh carried the injured to
_it for live years, seven months 1 pean markets is out of the more liberal the Cincinnati hospital.
The list thus far showed three dead,
•days, the latter part of the time i harvests of former years, and there is
chief justice. On the 10th of I evidence there going to show that the five dangerously if not fatally wounded,
1863, I was commissioned liv orop of 1897 is at any rate considerably tnd 26 more or less seriously injured,
in addition to these, a large number,
(Lincoln justice of tiie supreme below the average.
probably 25 or 30, were so slightly in
the United States, taking the
Consul Eugene Germain, of Zurich, jured as to be able to walk home.
of office on tiie 10 th day of the Switzerland, after an investigation of
Of the seriously injured at th*
the European fruit prospects, expressed
m tny resignation takes effect the opinion that there will bo a good hospital, several will suffer amputation
jou of service on this hencli will market for American apples and dried jf limbs, yet every one is refusing to
led that of any of my prede fruits this season if growers would be submit to the operation. A score of
while my entire judicial life careful to put up choice stock only. surgeons volunteered their assistance to
the hospitals oorps. A sufficient num
re embraced more than 40 years, He «ays:
ber was accepted
be pardoned for saying th at dur-
“ Nothing smaller than eight cases in
this period, long in comparison French prunes will pay to ship to
F O R T Y -F O U R CABES.
brevity of human life, though Euroue, and all other dried fruifs must
pect it has gone witli the swift- he uniform in size and attractively
[U g h - W a t e r H a r k In t h e F e v e r - H t r lo k e n
i tale that is tol
I have not packed.”
C it y .
to declare in every case com
E V A N G E L IN A IN NEW Y O R K .
ire me for decision conclusions
New Orleans, Oct. 18.—Fever cases
my deliberate convictions exer-
ran up rapidly today. By 10 o’clock
lueli abilities and requirements T h e C uban H e r o in e A r r iv e d F r o m H a there had been 17 cases reported, and
by 6 o’clock 44, so that early in the
va n a on th e S tea m er Seneca.
evening the prospects were excellent
ita pleasant thing in my memory
New York, Oot. 18.—Fvangelina Cis that this day would show the high-
yappointment came from Presi- neros, who recently escaped from a
roln, of wliose Hppointees 1 am Spanish prison in Cuba, was a passen water mark. There were three deaths.
An excellent feature of the situation,
survivor. U p to that time, ger on the Ward line steamer Seneca,
been no representative here which arrived today from Havana. however, is that recoveries and dis
Pacific coast. A now empire Miss Cisneros asked to be excused from charges of patients are numerous. This
in the West, whose laws were saying anything about her imprison is the 40th day of the fever, and the
of another country. Tiie land ment and e 8 ca[ie. On the passenger list total number of recoveries exceeded the
•ere from Spanish and Mexican she was registered as Miss Juana Sola. total number of cases now under treat
both of whicli were often over- She was traveling under the care of a ment, show ing the success which local
the claims of first settlers. To gentleman who accompanied her from physicians are meeting with in treating
«derout of this confusion, con- Havana. Several newspaper reporters cases.
The weather is a trifle cooler this
passed an act providing for an- and four women went alongside tiie
but is still warm enough to
*at on this bench, witli the in- steamer, and after the health officers’
rapidly develop cases.
that it should be filled by some inspection was over they accompanied
Douglas Bolte, a negro leader, was
familiar witli these conflicting Miss Cisneros to this city.
lynched at a small settlement on Bayou
tod with tiie m ining laws of the
Miss Cisneros’ escape and safe arrival Barteria, about 15 miles from this city.
aod it so happened that, as I had on the Seneca was one of the most dar His offense was running the quarantine
the principal of these laws, and ing feats ever attempted and success gauntlet.
soreover, chief justice of Oalifor- fully carried out. On Saturday, when
The Knights of Honor have organized
was the wish of senators and the Seneca was to leave Havana, detec a committee and notified the grand offi
otatives of this state, as well us tives watched the gangways with extra cers that they are prepared to look after
from Oregon, th at 1 should suc- caution. Their vigilance would prob any member of the order that may be
the new [Hjsition.
ably have prevented the departure of sojourning in this city pending the pro-
appreciate tiie magnitude of Miss Cisneros from Cuba had it not vailing fever, so that fraternal care and
rs. Tiie burden resting upon been for refrosiimeuts, including wine, attention may be accorded such mem
ike last 15 or 20 years has been served them by friends of Miss Cisneros bers as may become afflicted.
«• Tiie volumes of our reports aboard the Seneca.
ikat f alone have w ritten «20
D o w n an E m b a n k m e n t .
A few minutes before the Seneca
• If to these are added 57 opin- was ready to sail, a slim young fellow
St. Lonis, Oct. 18.—A special to the
the circuit court and 365 pre- oame runnng across the wharf. He Republic from Selma, Ala., says: A
while I was on the supreme court had no baggage and was fashionably horrible accident occurred on the Mo
jdfornia, it will he seen I have dressed. The detectves stopped bm.
bile & Birmingham road, near Mill-
thedecision in 1,042 cases.
“ My name is Juan Sola,” he said, house, 20 miles south of this city, at
-•aid that all of our decisions and he showed his passport. Every 2:30 this afternoon, the engineer and
•ot met with th e universal ap- thing was satisfactory. So the senor fireman being killed, and several per
°f the American people, yet it is was allowed to go aboard. It is said if sons wounded. The dead are: Ollie
peat glory of th a t people that it had not been for the wine, the Munn, engineer, and Jerry Codd, fire
-»nd everywhere has been yielded strange figure of Senor Sola might have man. The injured are: J. E. Broad-
street. conductor,and Quarantine Officer
¡obedience to them. That fact aroused suspicion.
ient of the stability of popular
Miss Cisneros’ friends, when they Newman.
While approaching Millhouse, the
■ton*, *nd demonstrates th at the saw everything was satisfactory, disem
cof the United States are capable barked and watched the ship pull out, train was running 20 miles an hour.
carrying the fugitive to safety under Without a moment’s warning, and
from some inexplicable cause, the truck
I look back over the more than the stars and stripes.
of the tender jumped the track, caus
-°I a century that I have sat on
I am more and more im-
¡ with the immeasurable import-
- this court. Nowand then we
_rooken of as an aristocratic fea-
republican government. But
- most democratic of all. 8en-
ent their states, and repre-
* their constituencies, but this
•nds for the whole country, and,
’11 '* truly of the people, by the
I°r the people.
6,1 Indeed no power to legislate,
•appropriate a dollar of money.
neither the purse nor the
But it does possess the power
7®* the law, and in that is
■ the safeguard which keeps the
'nighty fabric of government
nwhing to destruction. This
B P0Wer. the power of resist-
v*the only safety of a popular
*nt, and it is an additional as-
*ben the power is in such
'this I give place to my suc-
j I can never cease to linger
■‘«« of the past. Though we
■differed in our opinions, it
^oon an honest difference,
** not affect our mutual re-
r**P«ct. These many yeart
Iboen years of labor and ol
they have brought their own
*nd we can all join in thanks-
“ •author of onr being tbal
permitted to spend s«
lives in the service of oui
ing the whole train to go down a 12-
Helena, Mont., Oct 18.—Today ar foot embankment. The engineer lived
ticles of incorporation of the Kiondike- until eveniug, dying in terrible agony.
A H e le n a -A le a k * C o m p a n y .
Yukon-Copper River Mining Company
were filed here by Chicago, St. Louis
and Minneapolis capitalists. The capi
tal stock is $ 12 , 000 , 000 . As the name
indicates, the company is formed for
the purpose of mining in Alaska. The
shares are of par value of $10 each.
The main office is to be located at
T h ir d V ic tim o f t h e M ob .
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 18.—As tbs
result of the racial trouble which began
in Cleveland county on Angust 23,
when a riot occurred at a negro picnio
near Kendall and aeverai white men
were killed and cut, Tom Parker waa
lynched last night near Kendall. This
makes the third negro to meet a violent
death as the result of the picnic riot
It is not known who composed the mob.
H o ra e le s s B r e w e r y W a | o n a .
St. Lonis, Oct. 18.—Anton Steuver,
president Of a local brewing oompany,
says that in a few days the big brewery
wagons will be propelled by gasoline
engines instead of horses. Herbert
Mulherren, a yonng man of this oity, is
the inventor of the engine, which
weighs only 300 pounds and whioh will
run 10 hours on five gallons of gasoline,
which can be bought for five centa per
gallon. No engineer ia required, and it
is self-oiling. The gearing ran be re
versed and the wagon suddenly stopped
or instantly backed without atopping
the engine. The 300-ponnd machine
will furnish 4)$ horse-power. It will
be a great saving to ooncerns using a
number of horses.
Berkeley, Cal., Oct. 18.—Gold from
silver is not an impossibility, accord
ing to Edmund O’Neill, associate pro
fessor of chemistry at the university of
California. In a lecture delivered to
the chemists of the University Science
Association, on the transmntion of
W o rk in g-
R iv e r W iner*
metals, be described the possibility of
Pittsburg, Oct. 18.—Thirty-fire hun making gold from silver, and declared
dred miners of the river district, who there was an excellent basis to snpport
■— idle for two weeks, owing to the claim for the nnion of metals, and
have ■ * been
the differential, resumed that the ultimate selntion of the profc-
a dispots over
work today, pending settlement by
Havsns, Oct. 18.—It is reported in
official circles that another filibustering
expedition has been landed in the River
Arimu, province of Santa Clara, and
suoceeded in joining the insurgent
Tl QKB » ■ »
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
P o r t la n d M a rk e ts .
Wheat—Walla Walla, 79080c; Val
ley and Blneatem. 82 0 83c per bueheL
Flour—Best grades, $4.60; graham,
W hat Russia W ill Propose
$3.70; superfine, $2.60 per barrel.
at the Conference.
Oats—Choice white, 3 3 0 34c; choice
gray, 31032c per bushel.
Barley—Feed barley, $11020; brew
MAY BE CAUSE OF TROUBLE ing, $20 per ton.
Miliatuffs— Bran, $14 per ton;
middlings, $21; ahorta, $15.50.
Hay—Timothy, $12013.60; clover,
H e r S y ste m o f P r e s e r v in g t h e H e r d s —
O n ly M n e h e lo r S e n t* K l l l e t t - R e g u l a - $10011;
do oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $ 9 0
t io n . R ig id ly K n fo rc e d .
! 10 per ton.
Washington, Oct. 18. —Although the
Eggs—20c per dozen.
format conference on the Behring sea
Butter—Fancy creamery, 45 050c;
question will not open until the arrival fair to good, 35 0 40c; dairy, 25036c
of the Japanese delegates, yet the pres per roll.
ence here of- two of the Russian dele
Cheese — Oregon,
gates lias permitted the authorities to America, 12 . 1 , 0 ; California, 9010c per
inform themselves quite thoroughly as pound.
to the attitude of Russia ou the protec
Poultry—Chiokens, mixed, $2,000
tion of the seals.
2.60 per dozeu; broilers, $1.6002;
ducks, $ 3 0 4 per
It has brought out the fact that geese,
Russia takes an advanced position in dozen; turkeys,
live, 8 0 9 c
preserving her herds, and has more pound.
stringent laws and regnlations in that
Potatoes.—Oregon Burbanks. 8 6 0
direction than any of the other coun 40c per sack; sweets, $1.40 per cental.
tries interested. By the Russian sys
Onions—Oregon, new, red. 90o;
tem, a zone of 30 miles is established yellow, 80c per cental.
around the seal islands belonging to
Hops—8015o per pound for new
the empire. The seals found within crop; 1896 crop, 607c.
these zones are regarded as exclusively
Wool—Valley, 14 016c per pound;
Russian, and no one other than the in Eastern Oregon, 7012c; mohair, 20c
habitants of the islands can take a seal per pound.
w ithin these limits. This gives tiie
Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wethers
Russian citizens exclusive rights over ¡.and ewes, $2.5002.60; dressed mutton,
the seals, not only on the islands, but 5c; spring iambs, 6% per ponnd.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $4.50;
extending 30 miles westward. British
or Japanese sealers cannot operate light and feeders, $ 3 0 4 ; dressed, $5.60
within the zone, except to buy skins of 0 6 j>er 100 pounds.
the Russian inhabitants of the islands.
Beef—Gross, top steers, $2.7603;
Tiie Russians themselves are permitted cows $2.50; dressed beef, 4 0 6 ^ c per
to kill only bachelor seals, there being pound.
strict regulations against killing fe
Veal—Large, 4 % @5c; small, 5 >4 06o
males and pups. The females are per pound.
guarded with special care, as the kill
S e a t t le M a r k e t s .
ing of one female is regarded as equiva
Butter—Fancy native creamery,
lent to the killing of three seals, name
ly, the female herself, her pup on land brick, 23025c; ranch, 10015c.
Cheese— Native Washington, 10 0
and her unborn pup.
The Russians see th at these regula 12o; California, 9% a
Eggs—Fresli ranch, 26a
tions are enforced. A fleet of govern
Poultry—Chiokens, live, per pound,
ment ships patrols the 80-mile zone,
and any foreign sealers who attem pt to hens, 10 c; spring chickens, $2.60
©3; ducks, $8.50@4.
operate w ithin these limits are seized.
Wheat—Feed wheat, $27 per ton.
As a rule, seized sealers are taken to
per ton, $21022.
Vladivostock, their catch confiscated
Corn—Whole, $22; oraoked, per ton,
and punishment inflicted. This has led
to many protests, but Russia has main $ 22 ; feed meal, $22023 per ton.
tained her rigid regulations within the . Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton,
80-milc zone. A notable case was that $ 22 ; whole, $ 22 .
Fresh Meats—Choice dressed beef,
of tiie ship Dahlia, cleared by a Uni
ted States consular officer, hut manned steers, 60 ; cows, 6 )<c; mutton sheep,
by a Japanese crew, which attempted 60 ; pork, 6 * 4 0 ; veal, small, 6 .
Fresh Fish—Halibut, 4c; salmon,
to take seals on the Russian islands.
The sealers were met with armed resist 4 0 5 c; salmon trout, 80 ; flounders
ance, and several of the Japanese were and sole, 8 *?'04; ling cod, 4 0 5 ; rook
cod, 6 c; smelt, 2> y04a
Claims for indemnity were
m ale against Russia, but never paid, as
Ran F r a n c is c o M a r k e t s .
the imperial authorities maintained
Wool—Choice foothill, 8012c; San
their right to protect their property Joaquin, 6 months’ 507o; do year’s
staple, 7 0 8 c; mountain, 10012c; Ore
It is understood to be the wish of gon, 12 0 14c per pound.
Russia in the forthcoming conference
Hops— 11014o per pound.
not to stop at the protective regulations
Millstuffs — Middlings,
already made, but to carry them fur California bran, $15015.50 per ton.
ther by increasing the width of the
Onions—New red, 7O08Oo; do new
zone considerably beyond 80 miles. siiverskin, 90c@$1.10 percental.
The Russian authorities have found by
Butter—Fancy creamery, 27028c; do
experience that many of the female seconds, 26026c; fancy dairy, 23 0 24c;
seals go more than 80 miles to sea in good to choice, 200 2 2 o per pound.
search of food. The wish is to mako
Eggs—Store, 16025c; ranch, 3 4 0
the zone so wide that it will extend to 37c; Eastern, 15021; duck, 20 o per
the furthest point to which the females dozen.
go for food..
Cheese—Fancy mild, new, 9>£c; fair
to good, 7 0 80 per pound.
T H E LAW A FARCE.
Potatoes—New, in boxes, 30090c.
Citrus fru it— Oranges, Valencias,
C u s to m s O f f i c i a l » M a k i n g F o r tu n e s O u t
o f I m p o r t a t i o n o f C h in e s e .
fornia lemons, fancy,$2.60;do common,
New York, Oct. 18.—Colonel J. $ 1 0 2 per box.
Thomas Scharf, Chinese inspector for
Hay—Wheat,$12 015; wheat and oat,
tiie southern district of New York, has $11014; oat, $10012; river barley,
sent to the secretary of the treasury $ 7 0 8 ; best barley, $10012; alfalfa,
his resignation. He says that in his $809.5(^ clover, $8010.
opinion, based on four years of practical
Fresh fruit—Apples, 60075c per
experience and close observation, the large box; apricots, 2O04Oo; Fontain-
Chinese exclusion act ia a farce, and | bleau grapes, 20030c; muscats, 2 0 0
has resulted in the corruption of the 35c; black, 80c; tokay, 26030c;
peaches, 25 0 50c; pears, $101.40 per
Colonel Scharf ia an ex-officer of the
Confederate army. He was appointed
inspector in 1898 under the Cleveland
administration, and immediately after
his arrival here preferred charges
against customs officers, whom he ac
cused of assisting in the smuggling ol
Chinese. He has never succeeded in
bringing about the dismissal of any ol
the men he accused. He says his fail
ure in that direction was cansed by the
influence of the Canadian Pacifio rail
way in high quarters.
Colonel Scharf talked on the subject
last night. He said frauds existed,
and he believed men in the employ and
confidence of the government are mak
ing $16,000 a year each from the illegal
importation of Chinese. The corrup
tion, he believes, from evidenoe in his
| possession, girdles the continent.
Chinamen who have no right to come
are admitted all along the Canadian
border, at the port of New York, at Se
attle and other points along the Pacific
coast. He expects to see some revela
tions which will startle the oountry.
The investigation committee of con
gress, already provided for, begins its
work this winter.
P a r d o n fo r C u b a n K il l * * .
Madrid, Oct. 18.—At the cabinet
council today, it was decided to pardon
all Cuban exiles not included in pre
vious amnesties, and to suspend the de
cree of September 21, relating to the
legislative reforms in the Philippine
islands. Th« decree ordered a vigorous
suppression of political associations and
the secret pect of blood societies.
A lle g e d B r u ta lity a t F o r t M t r a a a .
Chicago, Oct. 18.—The finding of an
inquiry ordered by the department of
war into the case of Captain Levering,
of Fort Sherman, has been telegraphed
to Washington. The inquiry was be
gun late yeeterday by order of Secretary
Alger. Six witnesses were called upon
to give the facts as to the alleged bru
tality perpetrated by Levering oa
Private Chaa. Hammond. Secretary
Alger’s interest ia the case waa aroueed
by newt pa per publioatiooa
box; plums, 35040c; crab apples, 200
U n iq u e H o n o r t o n W o m u n .
The only woman who ever received
the freedom of a Scotch city ia Miss
Jessie McKie, of Dumfries, who re
ceived this honor in oompany with Mr,
Balfour, first lord of the treasury, from
the mayor of her town. This signal
distinction has been bestowed on her as
a mark of the respect and gratitude of
her fellow citizens for tier efforts to-
improve and beautify the town of Dum
fries. As there are only two other
lady burgesses in the United Kingdom,
the inhabitants of Dumfries could
hardly have ohosen a more flattering
method of conveying their appreciation
of Miss McKie’s generosity.
Miss Lettioe llbeM, who has this
year obtained a first-class in the Ox
ford final-honors school of modern his
tory, ia • daughter of Sir Courteney
Ilbert, K. C. S. I. The early years of
Miss llbert’s life were spent in India,
but on the return of Sir Courtenay
Ibert to England to take up the post of
assistant parliamentary counsel Miss
Ilbert became a pupil at the Baker-
street High school. In 1893 Miss
Ilbert passed the higher examination
of the Oxford and Cambridge joint
board, and in the following year she
went up to Somerville College, Oxford,
where she obtained the Margaret Evan*
prize. Not aatisfled with her brilliant
career at Oxford, Mist Ilbert has de
cided not to rest on her laurels, and
baa just been elected to studentship at
the London School of Economics.
■ .m e t r ic l . o r o m o l l T i .
A new electric locomotive, the Fosee
(Rocket), has been tnrned out by the
Cail Work* for the Paria-Havre line,
M rs the New York Hun. It can draw
600 tons at the rate of 86 miles an
hour, 250 tons at 66 miles an hour, and
without any load can make 76 miles an
hour. The locomotiva weighs 196 tons
and ita tender 50 tons. * It is practical
ly a stationary steam engine of 1,400
horee power, eetting in motion the else,
tro- magnets th at drive th*
TENDER O F
• f t h e P r e s id e n t's
N o U U S pain .
New York, Oct. 18.—Tba Herald
publishes the following, baaed on higto
authority, which it claima is subeta»-
tiaily the instructions issued by Presi
dent McKinley to Minister WoodCesd
to be presented to the Spanish queen:
None but the most kindly relations
exist between the present adm inistra
tion and Spain, and as far as lies in tba
power of the administration they w ill
continue. The belligerency resolution
whioh passed the senate at the last 1
sion of oungress merely bore evidss
of the tremendous popular feeling
throughout this oountry in favor e i
Cuba. The house, to be sure, voted
down the resolution passed by the sen
ate; but this waa with a view to post
poning the issue and not doing anything
for the moment that could be construed
as hostile to Spain.
The house, like the senate, is strong
ly in sympatny with Cuba. This feel
ing of sympathy throughout the United
States will undoubtedly take shape ra
soon as congress convenes, and it is
necessary for the president to communi
cate to congress such recommendations
as he deems best to make in regard ts
Under the circumstances, the gov
ernment of the Unitted States tenders
its best offices to mediate between
Spain and Cuba, and it offers to medi
ate so as to bring the war to an end on
such terms as will be honorable to both
parties. This government expresara
the hope that Spain will reply by U>o
end of October, so as to give the pren
den t a chance to report to congress by
the time it convenes.
The Herald also publishes the follow
ing, which it claims details the real
circumstances which led to the down
fall of the old cabinet;
Nearly all of the Spanish bonds had
been floated in France, and the recant
loans were placed there, but the latest
application for further loans liad not
been favorably responded to. The only
means, therefore, of raising money wan
through the Bank of Spain, through
which application was made at the rate
of 50,000 posetas, or $12,000,000 n
month, in order to carry on the war in
Cuba and the Philippine islands. Th»
Bank of Spain declined to make fur
ther advances to the government sev
eral weeks ago, and the cabinet there
upon removed tiie governor of the bank.
The recently appointed governor of th»
bank thereupon tried to force upon tb»
hank committee, or board of direotoew
the application of the government fee
additional loans, but his efforts failed.
This was followed by the determin»-
tion of the cabinet to take steps to rw-
duoe the interest rate on the govern
ment bonds of 6 to 6 per cent to 8 j¿ ,
and 4 per cent respectively. Irnme-1
diately the cabinet was delnged w ith
protests. Some of tho objections oam»
from persons high in authority and im—
a position to dictate terms to Spain.
The combined weight of conserva
tives in Spain, which embraced, as in
dicated, the bulk of the holders of Span
ish bonds, wliose interest would be cu t
in two, immediately answered th is
proposition with the suggestion th a t
it wonld be far better to stop all w ar
expenses than to adopt snch a rad ic a l
course. In fact many of the conserva
tives said it would be better to gain
anything in the way of indem nity
which Spain could obtain by the sacri
fice of sovereignty and accepting a »
offer to grant liberty to Cuba, if i t
could be brought about in a way th a t
wonld not be dishonorable to Spain.
The queen yielded to this, and the re
sult was the resignation of the old cabi
net and the calling upon Sagasta IN
form a new one.
T h e i r A im W a s T r u e .
Delta, Oot. 18.—William Ha raid aad
Under-Sheriff Radford, of Siskiynu
county, were shot and killed and Dep
uty Sheriff Stewart seriously wounded
this morning while the latter two wet»
attempting to arrest Herald for coae-
plioity in the robbery of the T rek»
and Fort Jones stage on September I f
This morning Radford and 8tewa*t
presented themselves at H arald’a bora»
. and asked for Herald. The latter r»>
plied by opening fire upon the oflloera
with a big revolver. The flret shot task
effect in Stewart’s leg, while the secoeM
bullet struck Radford in the left breast.
\ killing] him almost instantly. S tew ed
then emptied his gun s t Herald, w h e
fell mortally wounded.
C l i f i r C a p to r« at C h lia g «.
Chicago, OcL 18.—Chief Deteotive
Golleran and his assistants captured
four of the most successful and daring
burglars of the United States and Oaa-
ada, and $25,000 worth of stolen prop
erty, which awaits identification al lira
central station. The prieonera ere:
“ Sheeney Joe” Rnbenstein, the leader,
and brains of ths gang; James Wil
liams, Harry Rogers and Jam«e F lah er
ty. Letter* in the men’* poeeeaeie»
showed that they had been taking a l y
in g trip from coast to coast, rohM sg
right and left The police of tb* e n
tire country have been searching for lb*
men for the past six months.
A S e w B h i I m
P o r t.
Vladivostock, Oot. 18.—The found»»
tion stone of what ia intended to be »
great commercial port of Rnaeia in tki»
part of the world eras laid today wills
■•Ifak m rj A g n i i to It.
London, Oct. 18.—Tho British far*
eign office today intimated to Ambas
sador Hay that the meeting of seal ex
perts of Great Britain. Canada and th *
United States will occur as agreed upom
by the Marquie of Salisbury. It is
learned that Professor Dorsey Thosey-
son, the seal expert of th* British for
eign office, starts for th* United Stale»
Enameled ware can he