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The Secretary of Agriculture
Decries Retaliation. :
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FOR SANITARY REASONS ONLY
1 . The Action Not That of Federated Ger
many, But Individual on the Part or
Separate States Damage to Our . In
terests hy this Aot Overestimated.
Washington, November 1. The an
" nouncement that the embargo placed
upon American cattle by the Senate of
Hamburg had been extended to the
'vTigth of an exclusion of American cat
tie and dressed meat from every part of
Germany was received with surprise by
department officials to-day. ; That Texas
fever wasXmerely a ground which Ger-
' many'couldadopt for enforcing retalia
tory measures against the United States
L because of the supposed discrimination
slnst German interests in the sugar
schedule of the tariff bill was the preva
- The German Ambassador, however,
assured the Secretary ot State to-day
. that the measure of exclusion was in
spired solely by sanitary reasons and
t had no political motive behind it. Gov-
, eminent officials are obliged to take this
view of the case, since any other view
might seem a reflection upon the Am
bassador. Secretary Morton, who has
just returned from a trip abroad, had a
consultation with Secretary Gresham
about the matter to-day, but the strin
gent measures ' just adopted were not
: known.- He assured Secretary Gresham
that the exportation of Texas fever into
Germany by American cattle was alto
gether improbable, if not impossible, ac
cording to the opinion of the experts of
the department, who have devoted much
time to investigating the disease during
' ' the past year, and said he was confident
the supposed discovery of Texas fever
was a mistake.
1 When the dispatch from Berlin was
shown the Secretary of Agriculture he
' expressed surprise. Exclusion of dressed
meats he was at a loss to understand,
, because they are all inspected by compe
tent officials in this country before they
are shipped. Texas fever, moreover, can
only be carried by live cattle. The live
cattle exported from this country are
' also inspected at the ports of shipment
to see that they are not diseased.
V v Secretary Morton said he had no doubt
that the German officials intended to act
in the interests of the public- health -in
excluding American cattle, as the sani
tary regulations of that country are un-
V usually stringent upon all such matters.
i The Secretary thinks that the dam--!ge
to be inflicted upon American inter-
, ests by this act is greatly overestimated,
as our exports of meat to Germany are
comparatively light. From his observa
tion on his recent trip Secretary Morton
is convinced the exportation of live cat
tle cannot be made to pay as well as
. - shipping dressed meats. The establish
- ment of increased facilities for shipping
i " meats in cold storage, he thinks, will
greatly increase the American business.
Rewards In Mall Robbery Cases.
Washington, November 1. -In view
of the great number of postoffice burgla
ries and highway mail robberies the
Postmaster-General to-day issued offers
of reward as follows: One thousand
dollars for the conviction 6f any person
in any United States court of the charge
of robbing the mails while being con
veyed to a mail car attached to. a rail
way train ; $500 for the conviction of any
person in any United States court on
the charge of robbing the mails while
being conveved over any post route other
than a railway ; $250 for conviction of
any person ,in any United States court
on the charge of attempting to rob the
mails - being conveyed over any post
route; $150 for the arrest and conviction
; of any person in any United States court
on the charge of breaking into a postof
fice and stealing, and $200 reward where
the amount exceeds $500. ' , " ,
On the New Orleans Levees.
New ..Orleans, November I. Little
work is being done along the docks to
day. The colored flaborers remained
away, owing to the feeling against them
bv the whites. On the Cotton Exchange
and in snipping circles it iscnargeu mat,
reign of terror exists on the front, and
egroes cannot be induced to go to work.
TWELVE DOZEN LOST.
The Steamer Wairarapa Wrecked Off
the New Zealand Coast. : '
Sydney, N. S. W., November; 2. The
Union Line steamer Wairarapa, bound
from this port to Auckland, N. Z., was
wrecked Sunday evening on Great Bar
rie's Island off the northwest coast of
New Zealand. The night was very dark,
and the officers and lookout on the
steamer were ignorant of the proximity
of the land until the steamer struck on
the rocks. Captain Mcintosh, the mas'
ter of the Wairarapa, was on the bridge
at the time. He,' together with most of
the crew, was lost. The sea was rough
when the steamer went aground. At
tempts were made to lower some of the
boats, but several of these were either
smashed by being thrown against the
side ot the steamer Defore the lines were
cast off or -were capsized before they
could be swung head to the .sea. Most
of those in the boats perished. Those
remaining on board , made attempts to
rescue them. 'In the meantime the peo
ple on shore were striving to assist the
wrecked people. The steamer had two
or three life rafts, and these were thrown
overboard, but remained attached to
the vessel by stout lines. Then some of
the passengers scrambled down the side
with the aid of ropes and jumped upon
the rafts, which were then cut loose.
They drifted rapidly ashore, and the
people on them were taken on; when
they came in reach by men, who went
out in the water as far as possible to
meet them. A line was finally thrown
across the steamer and the breeches
buoy rigged. A number of lives were
saved by thjs means. Altogether 111 of
the passengers and thirty-three of the
crew were drowned. . Some of the sur
vivors have arrived at Auckland, but the
number saved is not positively known.
' STOBY TOLD jBOM' AUCKLAND.
Auckland, November 2. The Wairar
apa struck, at midnight, when most of
the passengers were asleep. They were
aroused by the shock of the steamer
striking and rushed on deck in great ex
citement. Life boats were rapidly served
out. There were many pathetic and
heart-rending scenes. Despite the con
fusion there was no panic. A heavy sea
was breaking over the vessel, and the
boats were launched with great difficul
ty. The steamer, after she struck, set
tled rapidly and was partly submerged.
This added to the danger and , difficulty
in launching the life boats.' A large
number. sought refuge on the bridge, but
many were swept from it by the seas.
Others took refuge in the rigging, where
thev remained until daylight, when two
of the crew swam ashore with lines, by
means of which a sort of breeches buoy
was rigged and a number of persons
hauled ashore. All who reached the
shore were attired in scanty clothing.
They remained on the docks for thirty
hours, subsisting on oranges that had
been washed ashore.
All of the Defendants Implicated Except
;.';' Himself, j
Woodland, Cal., November 2. De
tective C. J. Stillwell occupied the wit
ness stand in the Worden case to-day,
and brought out the confession of the
defendant, implicating all of the de
fendants except himself in the train-
wrecking. 1 Stillwell said Worden made
the statement to him in the county jail.
Stillwell was sent for by Worden, who
first wanted $500 to expose those con
cerned in the wreck. When visited
the second time he eave him a statement
concerning the wreck, in which Worden
admitted hiring the carriage, driving
through the line of soldiers and being
with the men up to the arrival at the
second railroad crossing, where he claims
he gave out and returned to Sacramento ;
also that Compton, a member of the
Mediation Committee, bought the giant
powder . and gave it to the -wreckers.
Worden said Hatch, .Barrett, Appelman,
McMann, Dyer and others were in the
carriage. Two of the men are now in
Oregon, and Barrett is in Oakland. In
the. confession Worden said that the man
who rode on the front seat of the surrey
after passing the second crossing was
Albert Wheeler, who closely resembles
him. The confession gave all the details
of Worden's movements on that day,
and does not implicate any of the Medi
ation Committee except Compton. This
afternoon letters from Worden to Carroll
Cook were introduced, in Which Worden
asked Cook to visit him and he would
make a clean breast of the whole affair
if they would release him. The confes
sion is in Worden's handwriting, and he
makes no effort to deny the authenticity
of it. This closed the case for the people.
'.' Germany and Samoa.
Berlin,- October 30. The Colonial
Secretary under the ' Presidency of the
Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg has
petitioned the foreign othce against a
a double protectorate of Germany and
England in Samoa. The society de
mands that, if any change be made in
the agreement, the protectorate shall be
made exclusively German.
To Restore the Parthenon.
Athens, November 2. An' official ex
amination shows that the Parthenon was
seriously damaged by the earthquakes
that occurred last spring. The structure
is reported to be in a dangerous condi
tion, and measures to restore it will be
taken at once. '
Fraudulent Chinese Certificates. '
Washington, October 30. Commis
sioner Miller scouts the idea that there
has been a wholesale issue of fraudulent
Chinese certificates on the Pacific Coast
as represented by Special Agent of the
Treasury Hurley. He has forwarded
Mr. Hurley's report to Internal Revenue
Collector Wellborn of San Francisco for
examination and report.
Attorney-General's Opinion on
Her Dispensary Law.
TREASURY OFFICIALS RIGHT
South Carolina Officers Have No Author
. ity to Enter the Government Bonded
- Warehouses And Seize Whisky for
the Purpose of Confisoatlon.
.Washington, October 31. The Attorney-General
to-day rendered an opin
ion in the South Carolina dispensary
case presented by Governor Tillman, in
which he sustains the opinion of the
Treasury Department, Holding that the
State has no authority under the law to
enter the government bonded ware
houses for the purpose of seizing whisky
declared by the State law to be subject
to confiscation. In the course of his
opinion'he says :
" The legal status of distilled liquors
in a bonded warehouse of the United
States and under the control of the Col
lector of Internal Revenue is definitely
stated and settled by Section 834 of the
Revised Statutes of the United States,
which declare that all property taken
or detained by any officer or other per
son under authority, or any revenue law
of the United States shall be irreplevi
able, and shall be deemed to be in the
custody of the law and subject to the
orders and decrees of the courts of the
United States having jurisdiction there
of.' It cannot be held as has been sug
gested, and perhaps might well be, that,
since the tariff act of 1894, the taxes due
on distilled liquors in a United States
bonded warehouse can be paid only by
the distiller. Whether that be bo or not
a tender of such taxes by the Sheriff is
necessarily ineffectual as against the
statute above quoted, since it is beyond
the power of an internal He venue Uol
lector to accept it, and thus nullify the
provisions and defeat the policy of a
statute which aims to absolutely exempt
such liquors from the operation of the
process of a State court. Such tender,
which for the reason stated the Collector
is incompetent to accept, must be also
ineffectual because no officer of South
Carolina has been given the right or
power to. make it, the constitution of
South Carolina not authorizing any such
tender n6Y providing any fund which
can be used for that purpose." -
Heavy Damages Claimed for Fraudulent
Duluth, November 1. Alfred Merritt
to-day brought suit against J, D. Rocke
feller and F. D. Gates, his private secre
tary, for $1,226,000, in which amount he
claim's he was damaged by what he al
leges to be fraudulent representations in
the forming of the Lake Superior con
solidated ' iron mines. V The plaintiff
claims that at various times in August,
1893, in New York city, before he had
transferred his interests in Various iron
mines and the Mesaba railroad, the de
fendants proposed that the Penokee and
Gogebic consolidated mines, which, with
others controlled by Rockefeller, were to
be taken into the JLake superior con
solidated mines, were solvent and the
company prosperous ; also the Spanish
American and the Aurora; that their
stocks were well worth what Rockefeller
was to secure. Mr. Rockefeller and Wet
more promised to lend Merritt on his
consolidated stock money at 40 cents on
the dollar of par value. All these repre
sentations and promises plaintiff claims
were i fraudulent. Defendants' at the
time knew that each of the companies
controlled by Rockefeller owed . large
amounts outside of their funded debt,
and that the Penokee Company was at
the time insolvent; that instead, of mak
ing the value of the Lake Superior Con
solidated Companies' stock worth 50
cents on the dollar, as Rockefeller prom
ised, and publishing it to the world, the
stock of these other mines caused its
value to decrease to $10 per share of
$100.,- v. j ' .',.; -v
; WHAT IS CONTRABAND? , ,
Treasury Officials Studying- Up Author
ities on the Question. ' '
Washington, November l.-jThe treas
ury officials were looking up authorities
to-day oh the question as to what consti
tutes contraband of war, in view of the
fact that they may be called upon very
soon to make a ruling in the matter as
affecting exportations from this country
to the seat of the Chinese-Japanese war.
The proposed consignment of lead to Yo
kohama, Japan, from Tacoma, Wash.,
has led them to a study of the authori
ties, which seem to show that a number
of considerations enter into the question
of what is contraband of war, some of
which are:'. "To whom are the goods
consigned ? What is the condition of the
country and what is the nature of the
goods, etc?" All of these conditions,
taken connectedly, go to make out 4
case of contraband of war, and each con
signment of goods must stand by itself.
The Tacoma (Wash.) case has not yet
been officially brought to . the attention
of Secretary Carlisle, but the matter is
nevertheless receiving investigation as
to whether pig lead is contraband or
not. -.'' .'..
Sketching Hons; Kong's Defenses.
. London, October 31. The Times pub
lished a Hong Kong dispatch saying that
William Hill, an American, has been ar
rested and fined $100 for sketching the
defenses of Hong Kong.
AGAIN THE SUGAR TRUST.,
It Is Now Said There Was an Attempt
to Bribe theCorrespondents.
Washington, October 31. The Even
ing Star publishes the following story,
which gives promise of an outcome of
interest to the public : :. .-...
If current reports are true, there is a
syndicate writer in New York, whose
name is to be found at the foot of arti
cles in many cities of the Union, who
may have a very unpleasant quarter of
an hour with the Washington corre
spondents before the next session of
Uongress shall . end. The story has
reached here, vouched for by authority
that would seem to be credible, that one
of the incidents of the sugar trust cam'
paign in Washington last winter was the
raising of a purse by the sugar trust peo
ple to be given to this enterprising corre
spondent to be distributed in Washing
ton among the press people where it
' ' 11-nn 1 il el r fl,a mnal trrtrtAtf ir Vi a ftntn-
ion of those who furnished the money,
and that place was the pockets of those
representatives of the press of the coun
try here who, with or without right,
were supposed to have influence in Con
gress and in the making of public opinion
throughout the country. There are in
timations even that the men who fur
nished the money did so under . the im
pression it was to be distributed pro rata
among the representatives of the preBS
in Washington in the expectation that
the comments upon the operations of
the sugar trust would be either less se
vere or that they would be altogether
withheld. It is, of course, assumed that
the distributor of this fund was to re
ceive his commission. There are intima
tions even that a list was furnished of
the names of correspondents to whom
this fund was to be distributed, and that
the expectation was that it would be ex
pended in part ' in dinners, in part in
ways that would be appreciated by those
for whom it was intended. If there is
anything in this story, it is safe to say
that not $1 of .this alleged, fund ever
passed to the representative correspond
ents for whom it is represented that "it
was intended. The man who undertook
to disburse this fund did so with the
full knowledge that it would not be safe
for him to approach any of. the gentle
men whose names may have appeared
on this pretended list for any such pur
pose whatever. He not only is not on
relations of confidence with them, but
he never calls upon any of them when
in Washington. Efforts are being made
to ascertain the truth of this report, and
if it shall be found true, the correspond--ent
in question will hear more later,
possibly in the courts and- probably be
fore a committee of investigation. A
'N Recommendation tot the Navy.
Washington, November 1. In! his
annual report to the ' Secretary of , the
Navy Judge-Advocate-General - Lemly
comments most favorably upon the
working of the hew law permitting Sail
ors in our navy to be' naturalized, j He
says the good effect of this cannot be
overestimated, and hopes the time is not
tar distant when the records of the de
partment will show that the naval serv
ice is composed entirely of American
citizens. The Judge-Advocate-General
renews previous recommendations that
laws be passed limiting punishments by
courts-martial and establishing an act of
limitation for naval onenses, permitting
testimony to be' taken by depositions,
and requiring the attendance of civilian1
witnesses. The report comments upon
the faults of the present system of ex
aminations for promotion and retire-1
ment, and suggests the establishment 01
methods similar to those of the army
and marine corps. , . -. . .
Colonel Going in the Steerage.
San Fbancisco, November 1. The
steamer San Jose sailed for Panama and
way ports yesterday, and it was ex
pected. that Colonel Cienfuegos would be
one of her passengers on his way to join
his young wife at Acapulco. The Colonel
was willing, but his purse was light, as
his' gallant commander, Antonio Ezeta,
had left him only steerage passage.
Having been released from jail on Sat
urday, he could not get a ticket until
yesterday morning, and then he found
the steerage packed to its very limit.
Cienfuegos begged to be taken in the
cabin, promising to pay the difference at
Acapulco, but Purser Garland could not
do it, he said, and the Pacific Mail would
not. The result was that the ship sailed
without him, but he says he will go in
the steerage November 18. ,
, Tynan's Will Set Aside.
v. Modesto, Cal., November 1. The
probate proceedings in the case of Dr.
T. E. , Tynan have been set aside by
Judge Minor of the i Superior Court.
Tynan, a millionaire, made a will in San
Francisco and disappeared. The will
was filed for probate and an adminis
trator appointed. After two years Ty
nan returned. He then filed a petition
to be restored to judicial life, hence the
order setting aside the probata proceed
iagt. Brought to Time by Sutro.
San Fbancisco, November 1. It is an
nounced that the Market Street Cable
Company, comprising " nearly all the
street railways of the city and controll
ing the only roads to the Cliff House,
will next week reduce the fair over its
lines to 5 cents for a ride from the ferries
to the beach. It is supposed that the
action of Adolph Sutro in commencing
work on an electric road to the Cliff,
over which the fare waa to be 5 cents,
influenced the Market-street system to
make the reduction.
. Arotlo Explorers Return Safely.
i St. Petebsbubg, October 30. Trevor
Battys and Hyland, his companion, who
were supposed to be on an Arctic island,
arrived here to-day. The rescue expe
dition planned by his brother has not
started. , .
THE ; EARTHQUAKE
Its Destructiveness Greater
Than First Reported.
WHOLE CITIES IN TOTAL RUIN
In One Province Alone Two Thousand
'.' Are Dead and Fully Twenty Thou
. sand Homeless The Capital of the
Province of La Rioja Destroyed.
Buenos Aybes, October 30. The earth
quake which was felt throughout the
Argentine Republic yesterday was most
severe in the provinces of San Juan de
la Frontera and : Rio Janeiro. ; Many
churches, theaters and private houses
were destroyed. Twenty persons are
known to have perished. The inhabit
ants are in a state of panic, fearing a
repetition of the shocks. The govern
ment is sending aid to those who have
lost their homes, and everything possible
will be done to alleviate their suffering.
Though the shock was felt in other parts
of the country, it was less severe than
in the two provinces above named.' s
A correspondent at La Rioja, capital
of the province of the same name, tele
graphs that the city has been ruined by
last night's earthouake. , The churches
and schools and public edifices are all
thrown down. The' people are earn Dinar
out in the neighborhood. Comparatively
lew were killed, lor there was a general
rush into the open country. The first
shock came at 4 :30. At times the shocks
lasted twenty seconds. The scene was a
horrible one, women shrieking and faint
ing on every hand when the walls came
crashing down. Two sisters of mercy
were killed and many more are now en
tombed in the ruins. The Governor
fears ' that the killed ansl wounded
throughout the province must number
at least z,UUU, as many of the outlaying
towns also suffered. From San Juan
come reports that the shocks continued
during the night, but were slight in
character. Not a house in the town is
without damage. v ;
. Couriers continue to arrive here with
news of the damage wrought in the va
rious departments and towns. The vil
lage of Del Abordon has been completely
swallowed up in the huee gaps which
opened in the ground.
ine national government is sending
special trains with food, tents and every
kind of assistance as well as laborers to
clear away the wreckage. La Prenzsa
has opened a public subscription list and
the town of La Rioja has contributed
10,000 milreis. It is estimated' that at
least 20,000 people are homeless.
South of Buenos Ayres only a slight
shock was felt. The wave appears to
have passed away to seaward near the
mouth of La Plata river. - .. . '
: La Rioja, the town which has been
destroyed by the great, earthquake, is
the capital of the province of La Rioja
in the northwest of Argentina. It con
tains about 4,500 inhabitants. The pro
vince is rich in minerals, and manu
factures wines and brandy, but its situ
ation inland is an obstacle to the devel
opment of its resources. . .' .-!.
Greater Love Hath No Man.
f' Pbinceton-, Ky., November 2. News
reached here to-day of the lynching of
Eddy Martin in Crittenden county, yes
terday by a mob. ' Martin was seized by
a dozen or more men, who asked for in
formation of . Bill Goode, the lawless
fauper Commissioner - of Crittenden
county. He was also asked about the
latter's crimes, especially that of horse
stealing. The mob told' him they had
come to hang him; but, if he would
turn Mate's evidence on Bill Goode, he
would be spared. .Martin said;; "If
these are the only terms, gentlemen, let
the hanging proceed. Bill Goode has
Iwuin v.tt f-'rnA nnA T r,l. 1 1 ..V. I 1 .1 1 I If
The mob quickly did its work, and left
the body swaying from a limb upon a
lone country road. . . :.
.....', The Lady and the Tiger. ' ,
Pabis, November 2. Victorien Sar-
dou's new Greek drama, " Gismondi,"
was brought ut with great success at
the Renaissance theater this evening.
Sara Bernhardt, who had the title part,
enjoyed a great personal triumph, She
was supported strongly by M. (iuitry in
the leading male part of Asmeric. The
scene is laid in Athens in the fifth, cent
ury. The Queen's son' fails into a pit
and is in danger of being torn by a tiger.
sne promised to .marry the man who
would go to the rescue. . Asmeric, the
son of a nobleman, saves the child, and
is imprisoned by the Queen, who regrets
her promise. After several love scenes
and a few more hardships Asmeric be
comes her husband. ; . -
. Henry Roohefort Sentenced.
Paris, November 3. Two Judges of
Seine Assizes, sitting without a jury, to
day pronounced condemnation upon
Henri Rochefort, sentencing him to
three months' imprisonment for having
published an article in the IntraDsige
ant insulting the judiciary. M. Farjat,
manager ot the intransigeant, was tried
for complicity in the offense, and was
acquitted. M. Farjat was tried by a
jury. The anarchists, Paul Reclus, Pon
get, Cohen, Martin and Duprat, were
condemned in default to twenty years'
imprisonment each at hard labor. .
Arrested for Treason.
Pabis, November 2. Captain Dreyfus,
an officer in the French army, has been
arrested for treason, it being alleged that
he had sold plans ot trontier torts to the
Italian war officials. ' .
AFTER PORT ARTHUR.
The Beleaguered City Expected to Fall
In a Short Time. ;
Loncon, October 31. A dispatch to
the Times from Shanghai says it is re
ported there the . Japanese have com
pletely surrounded Port Arthur, and
that the Chinese forces defending that
place cannot hold out long.
The Central News' correspondent in
Tokio telegraphs : It is not believed here
that the Japanese will attack Port Ar
thur before the end of the week.
TOO MANY PEISONEE8 ALEE AD Y. .
Tokio, October 31. General Noznn,
who commands the advance force of the
Japanese army, has abandoned the pur
suit of fugitives from Kulienchao, as he
does not wish to be burdened with any
more Chinese prisoners. The Japanese
march upon ieng Huang Uheng has be
gun. .: .. - . . -.'-'
DEFEAT CAUSES CONSTERNATION. ''
Tientsin. October 31. News of the
defeat of the Chinese north of the Yalu
river has caused consternation here.
Chinese officials .do not attempt to deny
the serious nature of the disaster. :
: ESCAPED FBOM PING YANG. - '
London. October 31. Advices from
Moukden state that General Tso's force
was not annihilated in the battle of Pins
Yang. . The greater part of it escaped,
and reformed under General Nieh. It
is believed at Moukden that the Japan
ese will require a much larger army than
they possess to secure the Chinese pal
ace treasure. - .' i :
' : GENERAL OYAMA'S JfBMY.
London, October 31. rhe Japanese
legation here . has a dispatch saying a
second army under General Oyama left
its rendezvous in Corea October 23, and
made a successful landing at Talien
. THIBD JAPANESE ABMY.
London, October 81. The Times pub
lished a dispatch from Yokohama saying i
that a third Japanese army, numbering
20,000 men, is assembled at Hiroshima.
IN A NEW LIGHT.
General Wallace: Thinks tie War May
Make China Our Competitor. x
San Fbancisco, October 31. General '
Lew Wallace said in an interview that
he fears the present war between Japan
and China will ultimately lead Up to the
competition of China as a producer with
the United States and with European
nations. Speaking on this subject, the
General said : .
.--" When China finds from the results
of the war with Japan that a complete
change of methods is necessary, she will
not confine her regeneration to methods
of warfare. The greater danger is that
she will become a factor in business life.
If you consider the Chinese in California
a menace at 75 cents a day, how will the
world regard them at 6 and 10, as they
are found at home? Suppose the effect
of the war should drive them into man
ufactures, for instance, how will other
nations compete with their cheap labor '
and habits of abstemiousness, which en
able them to live for so little? . Are we
of this country, for instance, to meet a
wage of 5 or 10 cents a day with a simi
lar wage as the only means of successful
competition. We talk of overproduction
now ; what will it be with China as a
great producer instead of a great market?"-
' ' .'- - - -General
Wallace thinks that the per
ception of this possibility by European
nations will compel them to interfere to
bar the progress of the victorious Japan
ese before they go too far.
Qey go i
Hawaiian Sugar Crop of Next Tear, Will
Be a Success.
San Fbancisco, October 30. The out
look for the Hawaiian sugar crop of 1895
is very flattering. For years 'this indus
try has been in a depressed condition.
This .has been due in part- to successive
seasons of drought. The dry seasons
have taught the sugar growers a lesson.
Most of them no longer depend on the
elements alone for their water. Im
mense reservoirs for the storage of water
have been built in the mountains, where
the rainfall is always very heavy. From
these reservoirs the water is conducted
to the plantations across hills and sandy
places by means of wooden or iron aque
ducts, in some cases as far as forty miles.
For one the Hawaiian Commercial and ,
Sugar Company has expended nearly
$150,000 in the development of its water
supply this year and now has over
seventy miles of ditches. The sugar
crop of 1894r which will begin to come
into the market very soon, is estimated
at 150,000 tons.
.' . An Infidel as a Reformer. ,
Lexington, Ky., November 2. C. C.
Moore, the Lexington infidel Prohibition
editor, who took such a peculiar part in
the Owens-Breckinridge contest, has now
undertaken to reform the fallen women
of Lexington. He believes the house of
reform idea does not go far enough, and
to-day made his first tour of the slums
of the town, and says he believes that
the women will lead a better life if some
inducement of social standing or fin an- ;
cial support is offered, so they will not
be entirely dependent. There are more
of this class of women in Lexington
than any other city in the' world with
the same number of inhabitants. -
: , Will Go Out of Business. '
Montbeal, Quebec, October 31. The
steamship line, which has plied for years
between Montreal and Liverpool during
the summer months and Portland and
Liverpool during- the winter, is to be
wound up. This action has been de
cided on owing to the great falling off in
receipts caused by the depression in the
shipping business during the last few