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Shaving, and Hair-on tting neatly dona.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
"The Ex-Vice-President and His
Staff on the Bennington.
' The Balvado'rtan Refugee May Have HI.
- Day in Our Courts, or He May be
Transferred From the Bennington at
Sea Right of Asylum.
Washington, August 18. The State
. .Department has finallydecided.that the
"'"Sal vadorian .', refugees now on the Ben'
nington, lying beyond the three-mile
limit off San Francisco, shall have full
and fair opportunity to - come into court
and show, if they can, "that they are not
subject to extradition. Orders have been
issued to Commander Thomas of .the
Bennington, which were communicated
to him by tugboat, to keep his vessel
beyond the three-mile limit until the ex
tradition papers arrive at San Francisco,
Thesej. papers .were handed --to-the San
. Salvador Minister at 5 o'clock last Sun
day evening, and should reach San Fran-
AtscDf 1,6-riikhf' 'of to-morrow moraine.
"v "When they arrive they will be placed in
..... the hands of the United States Marshal,
the Bennington will steam to the harbor
and the refugees will be taken into cus-
... .tody; and produced . before the United
ixi States 'Court ,iThey are General Ezeta,
late . Vice-President of San Salvador:
General. Catacheco, General Kolones and
f. " .Lieutenant-Colonel- Cienfuegos, all of
1 ;,Eyeta?6-8taffi!' Before the court they will
5 ' '' -06. represented by Gonzalie da Nuesado
. . . ;-and tjon. JtloratioKuebensot JNew xork
f ' as counsel. --While this counsei may in
f i',..o'ke1the spirit of habeas corpus, it will
' . 4. pe unnecessary, as tney win nave their
'f... ...opportunity .when the refugees- are
..Jbrotfght before the court,, in pursuance
,;: ...'pfexra&tion. proceedings, to show that
- . .extrmnuon lssougnt on political grounds
: '." 'and that the offenses 'charged are not
; criminal in character. ,.
sWASflftrifjQTON, August 18. In the qui
'.'.etef ih'a.nnei' that, official methods will
permlf ' the Navy Department has amend
i ' ed thfeaval. regulations in such fashion
J as to'' entirely reverse the policy regulat-
""'-. Jng the right, of asylum as laid down by
. rSeereftary Tracy in" the case of General
i. -Bafrundia, when Commander Reiter of
'the Ranger received his reprimand. The
' ' new .regulation appears to completely
. - justify that unfortunate officer in his re
r fusal to protect Barrundia, for, if its
construction of the proper duty of a na-
' val commander is correct and in con-
, ' '-.formity with international law, then he
could not have offered to take the Gen
eral!' frpraia- merchant vessel. The de
partment has been induced beyond ques
tion to,,, make this new regulation re-
strictlng . the. granting of asylum by the
'WeitltrOuble it has been put to in, har
botin' the Salvadorian refugees, on the
; "$ruiBer Bennington.; Tbs old naval reg
"ul'atiori. reads as follows:, . i
."" ' In 'reference to the granting of asy
lum in the territorial waters of a foreign
. State the Bhips of the United States shall,
not be made a refuge for criminals. In
the case of persons other than criminals
they shall be afforded shelter whenever
it may .be,. needed to United States citi
z'eris firsi.'Of , all and to others, including
;"politfcai refugees,. as the claims, of hu
- manity,; taAy. require, and the - service
'' pon wich. the ships are engaged will
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. : '! 'V'AI.tJB' OF THE ' ENEMY. "" '" '.
i The Chinese. Offer Rewards for the Ie-
. struotlon of Japanese. - ( ,
'.'tiiii'f August 18. A Shanghai cor
respondent says ' that the Governor of
Formosa offers 6,000 taels for the destruc
tion of any big Japanese warship, 4,000
for a small warship, 200 for the head of
a Japanese officer and 100 for the head
-of aartfv6ite:i .-! . v '. fi'. i
San , Francisco, August 18. The
steamer City of Peking will sail to-day
for China and Japan with another large
cargo of flont and -canned goods. The
Peking wili'tiike about 1,500 barrels of
flour and 2,900 cases of canned meats
and frujte-,- ...
, iv.v&i .-? t-r ' vv
BE'S!iaF" August .'. 18. It is rumored
that the Disconte Gesellschaft is negoti
ating a loan of $50,000,000 for China.
He Is
Determined to Test the
V. bergen Route Again.
Tromsob, Norway, August 19. Walter
Wellman with the crew ofthe crushed
steamer Ragnvald-Jarl arrived here yeS'
terday by the fishing yacht Berntone,
Captain Johnson, from- North Spitzber
gen. All the members of the party are
well. Discussing the failure of his ex
pedition to reach the pole, Mr. Wellman
said J- If : .'
."After the loss of the Ragnvald-Jarl,
and the consequent breaking up of my
line of retreat I was compelled to modify
my plans for the summer's work and
make sure to be able to return to the
coast of Spitzbergen earlier than I in'
tended, though' the expidition reached
within a few miles of the 81st parallel
May 12, eleven days from Tromsoe. The
season had then changed to the other
extreme. North of the Seven Islands at
the extreme north of Spitzbergen as
far as we could, see were masses of
heavy unbroken' ice, which appeared
absolutely impassable;' The expedition
then turned its face east along the north
east land, ana then northeast gales broke
up the ice, which had promised to afford
some easy taveling. The whole north
east land was explored. The scientific
men of the party were making interest
ing observations in geology and natural
history. Professor Owen French of the
coast and geodetic survey, Washington,
surveved a larce Dart of . the coast.
Among the points added to the map, by
virtue of the discoveries made during
this survey, are Capes Gresham, Whit
ney, Armour and Scott and Walsh
"July 1 1 started with seven men and
an aluminium boat on my way over the
pack ice, but was compelled after sev
eral days of frightful struggling with
the ice to give np the attempt. July 4
1 started to return to Walden Island,
crossing Dove Bay. We were all com
pelled lor hours .to wade through water
waist high. The screwing of the pack
ice threatened to destroy the boats and
sleighs, but, though they were sub
ject to the hardest usages, the aluminium
boats came through uninjured. Had it
not been for the protection afforded by
their water-tight cases progress would
have been impossible in the pack ice,
where men and sleighs were half the
time in the water and half the time on
the ice. . '
." Crossing Dove Bay, Alme, the mete
orologist of the party, broke a bone of
his right leg, and had to be carried in
the. boat to Walden Island, which was
reached July 22. - We waited a fortnight
for open water, and August 4 decided to
push- through the ice. The attempt,
which , was a most dangerous one, was
successful, and four boats reached Low
Island August S, where we sighted the
Berntone. Eventually we hired her to
convey our party to Tromsoe. We sailed
from Low Island August 7. and reached
Dare Island August 8. : There we took
on Professor Oyen," the geologist, and
Hydahl, the runner and sportsman from
the University of Christianla, and the
stores which they were guarding for us.
Though we were unable to reach as far
north as we hoped to get in 1 1894, be
cause of the loss of our steamer and the
bad nature of the season, I am deter
mined to test the Spitzbergen route
again m lsao." - !
Is Recruiting Callfornians for the
; , Mikado's Army. .
Lbs Angeles, August 19. The Chi
nese -and Japanese colonies here have
been greatly stirred ' np lately by the
presence of a mysterious white man who
moves secretly and to those he has con
fidence in exhibits credentials from the
Japanese War . Department authorizing
him to make contracts with persons or
corporations in the name of Japan.' It
is learned that his. purpose is to enlist
,000,,. sturdy Americans, men who have
had experience as soldiers, in the serv
ice of the Mikado for the particular work
of fighting Chinese. This emissary has
made contracts with the steamship com
panies for the transportation of his men.
e otters W a month to the men who
can pass the physical examination, and
promises them the best of rations and
accommodations. The prospect of loot
ing some Chinese Mandarin's palaces is
not the least of the prospects which daz"
zle those adventurously-inclined young
men who are flocking to the support of
the chrysanthemum dynasty, and as far
as can be learned the regiment will soon
be completed. The men will' be armed
with the latest pattern of military rifles,
similar to the Mannlicher type, and their
uniforms, it is claimed, will be a thing
of dazzling beauty, abounding in Color
effects. The men are guaranteed return
passage to this country if they survive
or continuous employment in the army
f they preter.
'-' 8ued for a Large Sum,
San ' Francisco, August 18. Carey
Friedlander has sued the Bank of Cali
fornia for $750,000. He alleges that this
sum is due the estate of his father, the
late Isaac Friedlander. The complaint
states that the bank loaned the father
money on lands in Fresno and adjoining
counties and the lands were conveyed to
the bank in trust. .The bank's claim is
that the transfer was absolute.
... ,( , May Meet In Boston.
Chicago, August 18. There will be
no Arion-Uirectum race, in Uhicago.
Failing to secure the Washington Park
track for themselves, Doble and Hickok
refused the offer of the Northwestern
Breeders' Association, arid notified the
management that the race would not go,
and that Directum will go East. The
j chances are that the pair will meet in
Assassin of President Carnot
Expiates His Crime.
It Was Necessary for the Attendants to
! Almost Carry Him to the Yan Walt-
. Ing for Him The Death of President
Carnot Avenged
Lyons, August 17. The Republic of
France avenged the death of her beloved
President at 5 o'clock this (Thursday)
morning, at which hour Santo was guil
lotined in the public square. With the
cry of " Vive l'anarchie" on his lips, the
head of the trembling assassin was sev
ered from his body by the keen blade,
and another anarchist had died tor a
mistaken cause. There were no unusual
demonstrations attending the execution,
The news of the decision to execute
Santo in the early moraine spread
rapidly, notwithstanding the efforts to
keep it secret. The wineshops and res
taurants in the vicinity were crowded
all the evening with people who wanted
to witness the execution, However,
these were compelled to leave their
places of shelter, as tavernkeepers had
orders to close tneir aoors at that hour,
and the streets leading to the prison
were occupied by troops,
Santo had to walk htty yards trom his
cell to the scaffold, . which was in the
square facing the prison.' When the
preparations of Dei bier had been com
pleted, he tested the guillotine and pro
nounced it satisfactory. It was then 4 :25
o'clock, and the troops had closed in
around the guillotine. When daylight
arrived the square and the street near
bv were throneed. - Escorted bv a sauad
of gen d'armes, the executioner and bis
men entered the prison at 4:30. M.
Raux, the Governor of the prison, awak
ened Santo, saying to him, "Courage:
the hour has arrived." The condemned
man with a great effort raised himself :
his face turned livid, and his arms and
legs trembled convulsively despite his
efforts to appear careless to his fate. The
trembling of the assassin continued until
the last moment, idle could hardly stand,
and his limbs were so stiff from cold and
fright that his clothes were put on with
the utmost difficulty. In reply to the
question whether he would have break
fast Santo declined either food or drink.
He also refused religious consolation.
Asked whether he desired to speak to
the Judge, he replied in the negative.
He also declined to see his counsel. -
V Have you any last wishes to com
municate?", he was asked. . :
"No," he answered, "only send my
letters to my mother."
When Governor Raux spoke to Santo
of his mother the condemned man's
eyes filled with tears, and he nearly
choked with emotion. . He soon regained
his habitual indifference, although still
pallid and trembling. From this mo
ment he said nothing more. When he
was assisted into the wagon he was in a
most pitiable condition. His knees shook
toeether. and his teeth chattered. He
no longer appeared like a man, but a be
ing hall dead with terror. The com
mand to " fix bayonets " was now sound
ed from squadron to squadron of troops,
while murmurs arose from the ever
growing crowd. Deibler and his assist
ants and the officials issued from the
prison at 4 :50 o'clock. At the command
to present arms and draw swords the
wagon issued from the building, and took
up a place on the left side of the guillo
tine. The assistants fixed the gangway.
The. priest approached Santo, who ap
peared not to see him. When Santo ap
peared, walking with extreme difficulty,
his open shirt displaying his breast, frail
and bony, his eyes were first fixed on the
guillotine, and then wandered to the
troops and the crowd. He uttered the
cries: "Courage, my comrades 1" and
" Vive l'anarchie 1" but the sound issued
feebly from closed teeth and was nearly
inaudible. .
The words were hardly uttered when
Santo was seized and pushed toward the
bascule. He made a feeble struggle and
fell. His weight was much too light,
and his excutioners were compelled to
raise him and thrust him forward. He
made another frantic movement, oblig
ing Deibler to come to the assistance of
his men and place Santo's head under
the lunette. Much time was taken np
with these movements. ' At last Deibler
pressed the handle which released the
knife. A sharp, short sound announced
the severance of the vertebrae, a spurt of
blook sprinkled the wagon, the head fell
into a baske t of sawdust, andthe body
was rolled into another. Bravos sounded
from the crowd, which seemed less moved
than at ordinary executions. ' '
Caesario. Santo assassinated Sadi Car
not, President of France, at Lyons June
24, 1895. The President was attending
the international exhibition in Lyons,
and at the time was in a carriage at the
head of a procession on his way to the
theater. As. the President's carriage
passed down the street, which was lined
with enthusiastic crowds of. people,
Santo rushed out of the crowd, sprang
upon the steps of the President's landau
and stabbed him to the heart, killing
him almost instantly. The assassin was
with difficulty saved from instant death
at the hands of the multitude, who beat
him unmercifully. Santo was an Italian,
having been bora in Molta Visconti,
northwest of Pavia, in December, 1873.
He was a baker by trade. . '
The President Signs It.
Washington, August 18. President
Cleveland has signed the bill to author
ize the taxation of the treasury notes by
States and municipalities on the same
terms that other money is taxed. It
gives authority for their taxation mere
ly, and it remains for the States to take
any advatg of its terms.
The Details of the Disagreement Be'
tween the Champions, y
New York, August 17. After two
years of long-distance fighting through
the public press James J. Corbett and
Peter Jackson came together yesterday
afternoon, and nearly settled their re
spective claims to superiority on the
spot. While an actual encounter was
averted, the champion and the negro
had a wordy battle of the fiercest kind.
during which the lie was practically
passed, and when the smoke of fight
cleared away the principals had settled
one thing, that there is extreme improb
ability of a match being pulled off in
the future.'' Jackson, arrived in .town
from San Francisco early in the day, and
put up at the Grand Union Hotel. He
had made an appointment to meet Cor
bett at Manager Brady's office at 2:30
o'clock. The champion was on hand,
with Billy Delaney and his manager,
When the appointed time arrived a curt
message came from Jackson that he
would meet Corbett to-morrow morning
at the Police Gazette office. Corbett was
very wrathy. He was going to Asbury
Park, and could not put off the meeting.
He determined to eo to the Grand Union
and have it out then and there. The
meeting between the two men was as
each was sparring for an opening. Thev
did not shake hands, but eyed each other
suspiciously. Jackson was seated noon
a wooden settee, while Corbett occupied
a chair and drew it up to Jackson so that
they faced each other about two' feet
apart. When Corbett became excited
he drew the chair np until his face wag
brought within less than a foot of Jack'
son's. Tom O'Rourke was talking to
Jackson when the champion arrived
During the wrangle that followed he fre
quently put in a.word for Jackson but
he did not get excited, as did Manager
Brady. Corbett plunged at once into
business, and said bluntly :
" 1 want this thing settled." "' .
Jackson sneered contemptuously, and
said: . ...
" You're in a great hurry now: what's
been the trouble since L first challenged
you?". , ; -V : . i ' ;
Then Uorbett got angry, and in a mo
ment epithets were Hying to be followed
by recriminations. Corbett pulled out
of his pocket a, newspaper clipping, in
which Jackson was quoted, as saying
Corbett was afraid to fight. Corbett
thundered for an explanation. Jackson
laughed insolently, and said :
xou know vou area big bluff."
' Corbett clenched his hand, and fairly
hissed back:
" You are another big bluffer, and I'm
dying to nght you."
i'm anxious to meet you," answered
Jackson, warming up. : .
" That's right, gentlemen : keep cool
and get down to the match," admonished
Delaney, and there was a murmur of ap
proval from all present. v But a minute
ater thev were at it again.
" Of course, as. a gentleman. I won't
call you a liar when you say I am' a big
bluff," said the Australian. " " ' v .
Corbett retorted in kind.- Jhach ac
cused the other in keeping out of each
other's way. -
" Where will you tight?" finally asked
Corbett. " . -. 1 '
Not ' south of the Mason and Dixon
line." answered Jackson.
" Well, you know we can't pull it on
in the JNortti." . '
"Well, then we will fight in the. Lon
don National Sporting Club.". -
" I know rjositivelv thev wili Onlv Per
mit twenty rounds, and Twill only fight
to a finish, l can't whip you in twenty
rounds, but believe in a finish fight my
youth will tell," shouted Corbett, shak
ing his hand in Jackson's faee. ' ' ,
" We can have all the fighting We want
in twenty rounds," answered Jackson.:..
. "Not enough for me ; besides I have
no faith in the treatment which would be
accorded an American in the hands of
those Englishmen. You and O'Rourke
stand in with Lord Lonsdale, and I
would be discriminated against. Now,
won't you fight in the South?" almost
begged the champion.
" Get your brains, together ; that's the
third time you have asked me-that ques
tion," answered Jackson. ,." jVhy,.. I
would probably get . shot if I whipped
you in the South," continued the Aus
tralian. ; ..;..'.'. .. ;.'. .'''
, 'jf you are interfered with,'' said Cor
bett, "I agree to give you the stakes
and gate money." ". '.' ' '''".' -' -' ".
y " How generous," said Jackson,7" but
what will that avail me . if,ui'nvdead?
Noj I positively refuse to ,figh in. .the
South, and if you insist,' on, doing so,
everything is off between tts." : ' '
Brady and Delaney whispered to Cor
bett to refuse to fight in England.' ," And
I absolutely refuse to fight in England,"
announced Corbett. '.: - -
Then the fighters indulged in dispar
aging each other in high tones. Each
said be was confident -of being able to
knock the other out. . Jackson kept say
ing that Corbett had evaded meeting
him, and should have done so before he
fought Mitchell. He said: Your fight
with Mitchell has been a death blow to
pugilism in this country ever since."!
"I can't help, that," said Corbett.
"Would not you make easy money, if
you could?" -.-.'' . ,
"Well," finally said Jackson, ." the
only way I see is for us to wait for some
club in the North to offer an acceptable
" You know the North can't be "the
battlefield," answered Corbett. . "It's
the ambition of my life to whip you,
and it's a shame we can't pull off a fight."
Corbett was induced to shake .hands
with Jackson, and then went home.-
Each principal lays the blame on the
other for the failure to come to an agree
ment. , - ; : -,,'.'
A Queer Alliance.
London, August 14. The correspond
ent of the News at Vienna states that
Great Britan, France and Russia have
agreed to jointly interfere in case the
Japanese attempt to attack Pekin.
The House Passes the Bill With
the Senate Amendments.1;
The Senate Bill Accepted In Its Entirety
' ' Separate Bills Passed Making Sugar j
Coal and iron' Free Cockran and
,' Tarsney Deliver Scathing Speeches.
- Washington, August 13. The long
struggle over the tariff bill came to a
close at 6 o'clock this evening, when the
House by a vote of 162 to 105 decided to
discharge the House conferrees from
further consideration of the bill, receded
from its opposition to the 634, Senate
amendments and agreed to the same. It
was a complete victory for the Senate,
The House made an absolute surrender.
The result grew . directly put of the sen
sational course of events at the Senate
end of the capitol, precipitated by Sena
tor Hill Friday. Up to that time the
House conferrees had stood firmly against
the Senate amendments, especially on
the three disputed schedules coal, iron
ore and sugar and the temper and voice
ox the House was lor war to the end,
But the indications that the Democrats
of the Senate might not be able to longer
hold a majority of voters in line for the
Senate bill and the bill be thus placed in
jeopardy forced the House Democrats to
immediate action, i ne democratic con
ferrees of the House at last admitted
they were beaten, and another vote could
not be risked in the Senate. It must be
the Senate bill or no bill. The whole
question was precipitated with the cau
cus held just before the House convened
to-day, at which after a thorough review
of the situation and speeches in favor of
receding by Speaker Crisp,. Chairman
Wilson and others it was decided to take
the Senate bill and afterward pass separ
ate bills placing coal, iron ore, sugar and
barb wire on the free list, and by so doing
place the House on record and at least
partially overcome the humiliation in
volved in its defeat.' .The programme
arranged in the caucus was carried out
to the letter in the House after a special
order. .'-
' The scenes in the chamber throughout
the day and evening were exciting and
at times sensational. The galleries were
packed, and the- members "applauded
and cheered their respective leaders to
the echo. Under the terms of the order
only two hours were allowed for debate
on the main proposition to recede from
and agree to the Senate amendments to
ther tariff bill. A parliamentary skir
mish preceded the pitched battle, but
the points of order raised by the Repub
licans were swept aside, The Speaker
ruled the House with an iron hand. The.
principal speeches for and against the
main proposition were made Dy Wilson
and Crisp on the one hand and ex-
Speaker Reed and Burrows on the other.
There was no time for preparing, and
all the speeches were hot from the forge
of the brain :and were greeted with
rounds of cheers and applause. '. Bourke
Cockran of New York ' and Tarsney! of
Missouri, DOtn Democratic, members of
the Ways- $nd Means Committee,' deliv
ered scathing and sensational speeches,
denouncing the surrender of the House
a.a - cowardly and indefensible. Thn
Speaker, replied to Cockran, whose effort
was a brilliant -Phe, with such, temper
that the latter took it as a'; personal af
front,, although'7 the: Speaker disclaimed
such intention, -and made a. vicious lunge
at Speaker Crisp. -,.. . ; ; ; .
There was no. attempt on- the .part of
the Democratic leaders to claim a vic
tory. All admitted they were accepting
the.inevitable, justifying their action on
the ground that the Senate: bill was bet
ter than the McKinley law.- The most
tartling feature of the day perhaps was
Mr; Cockran's eloquent appeal to Chair
man .Wilson :to name the Democrats in
the Senate who threatened . the defeat Of
all tariff legislation if the . attempt to
adjust differences between., the two
Mouses-was persisted in, but , Wilson response. ' . v
When the vote came to be taken- at -6
clock : thirteen Democrats Moses : of
Georgia . Bartlett, Cockran,. Hendrix1;
Dunphy and Ltovert of .New York, Da
vev. -Meyer arid Price of Louisiana. Ev
erett of Massachusetts, Gorman of Mich
igan, Johnson' of Ohio. and. Tarsney, of
Missouri voted, with '.the- Republicans
against the resolution.' . ".. 1,4 '?
XhB' Democrats then put through .one
(te. another what the Republicans de
scribed as the popgun bills, placing coal,
if'dh ore! suearr and .barb , wire on -the
free'list, and which in the. debate they-
maintained would be proposed only to
go to death in the Senate. : ',:"':'
Lands. Within Conflicting Land-Grant
.'' Limits to be Opened. "
Washington,. August 17. The Secre
tary of the Interior has decided' to take
immediate steps to open to .entry lands
lying within the conflicting limits of the
rants Of the Atlantic and f acme and the
outhern Pacific Railroad Companies.
In a ruling to-day he revokes the order
of the department suspending the res
toration of the lands and instructs the
Commissioner of the general land office
to prepare instructions restoring the
lands to settlement and entry under the
homestead laws. They remain, however,
subject to the right of purchase by the
railroad companies under the act of
March 3, 1887. In the ruling in the cases
of the United States vs. the Southern
Pacific and the United States vs. the
Colton Lime and Marble Companies
' involved. ''
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Provisions for Visiting Their Homes and
; : ,.i ;' Returning Again. -"'
. Washington, August 15. White of t
California to-day introduced in the Sen
ate a bill to supplement ' and carry out
the provisions of the Chinese treaty ap
proved yesterday. It provides that Chi
nese, laborers on leaving the United'
States with the intention of returning
shall make oath .before the Collector of '.
Customs of the port of departure to a -full
statement as required by the treaty,
and furnish proofs of facts entitling them
to return under regulations provided "
by the Secretary of the TAasury. - False -swearing
will make the affiant liable to
prosecution for neriury. The Collector
is authorized to issue a 'certificate if he
believes the Chinaman is entitled to re
turn, and its transfer to another person
will make it void and prevent its original ,f
holder from returning to the United it
States.1 Every Chinese laborer holding
a return United States certificate shall '
have the right to enter the United States '"
at the point where it was issued. - Mas-
ters of vessels are obliged to report
whether they have any Chinese on board, ,
and failure to do this will render the of- -
fender liable to punishment by a fine of .
not more than $5,000 or by . imprison
ment for not more than five years, or
both. Persons who change, alter or forge -
this certificate are made liable to punish- - '
ment by a fine of not more than $1,000
or ' imprisonment not exceeding five
years, or both.
The Charleston Has Been Ordered
the Other Side. ' , .
Washington, August 15. At the re
quest of the State Department Secretary
Herbert has directed Captain Coffin of
the bruiser Charleston, now at the Mare
Island navy ' yard, to make preparations
for sailing. As soon as the ship is ready
for sea, she will be sent to the Asiatic
station to join the vessels there now for
for the purpose of protecting the inter
ests of Americans in China and Japan
during the war between the two coun
tries. : With the addition of the Charles
ton, the United States will have a good
naval representation iu Eastern waters.
The Baltimore and the ' Monocacy have
been there for some time, and recently
the Concord and the Petrel, forming a
part of the Behring Sea patrol fleet, were
ordered to join them. It is ascerted that
there is no significance attached to the
addition of the Charleston to the ships
of the Asiatic station, but that it is
simply in conformity with, a desire on
the part of the administration to, have
a strong naval force there during the
continuation of the war. The Charles
ton has just undergone a thorough over
hauling, and should be prepared to sail
within a short time. ,
Figures From the Prairie Farmer on the
, Corn and Wheat Yield, j.,., ,
Chicago, August 15. The August re-
port of the Prairie Farmer states that, ;
while the condition July 1 indicated the ..
largest crop of corn ever grown, a most -
liberal estimate August 1 would indicate
a yield decidedly under the average of
recent years. During July there was a
decline in condition of 20.3 points, the '
average August 1 being 75. Spring wheat ;
shows a decline of 1.8 points, standing at.. !
71.4.1. The present indications point to a
spring wheat crop about the same as ,
last year, when 150,000,000 bushels were '
grown.; This makes the indicated wheat '
crop of the year about 500,000,000 bush
els. Therewas a free movement of
wheat Until the loss of corn became apparent.-
It is the general ' testimony of
correspondents that the movement will
fall Off rapidly! and that a large part of
the crop will be held to feed in- place of .
corn.: This feeding 'has already .begun
on a large scale, as wheat in- many die
tricts is selling below corn.
Awaits the Action of China.' - '
v, Washington, August 15. The Chi-'
nese Minister had along conference at
the State; Departinent to-day 'with Sec?
retary Gresham respecting the conclud -ing
phases of the negotiations upon the
new Chinese exclusion treaty just rati
fied by the Senate. The Minister has
notified his government of this action, -and
as soon as the treaty is ratified in -China
the documents will be mailed to
the United States, and ratifications wilt
be : exchanged in Washington, all of
which is expected to consume about six
weeks; '.,.-,:;,'.: :;. : u . . ; -.-
;'' i Postal Clerk's Confession. . .
. ,San ; Francisco, August 18. C. J.
Rosencranz, a postal clerk on the Helena
and St. Paul route, has been arrested for
rifling a registered mail pouch sent irom
Sacramento to New York via Portland, .
Tacoma and Spokane, Helena and St.
Paul. ' i When the pouch arrived at its
destination it was noticed the registry
Jock number had been changed. , The
original number was found intact until
Rosencranz handled the mail. : tie con
fessed to opening the pouch and to hav
ing destroyed much of the contents,
which consisted of foreign drafts and
tobacco certificates.1
More Orders, Less Wages. ' 1
Pittsburg, August 18. The ; passage
of the tariff bill has already made itself
felt here by a marked revival of busi-
ss.- Stocks in all lines of manufactures
have been reduced to a minimum, es
pecially iron, steel and glass. To-day .
large orders were received by local manu
facturers, and more are expected. It is
asserted a slight reduction in wages will
be necessary in the case of glassworkers,
tin-plate men and workers in some ,
branches of the iron and steel trade, but
the scales generally allow for reductions
to fit the tariff changes, -