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Cos Ctngcles Daily CCimes. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1897. we I know nothing whatever about them. Mr. Cornish, the master in chancery, who -is to auction oft the road, is the only man who knows just how many bids are to bo made, and I know that he will not discuss the mat- ter. He Is an officer of the court, and it would not be just the proper thing . lor him to do." While Mr. Millar disclaimed all knowledge regarding the prospective rivals to (he Reorganization Commit tee for the possession of the union Pacific, it was evident from his man ner that he was quite sure that the committee would have no competitors. Regarding the future of the road ' after it has passed into the hands of the Reorganization Committee, Mr. Millar said: "The actual turning over of the property to the purchaser will be at some time in the future, depending very largely upon who is the purchaser. It will, of course, be out of the question for the purchaser who buys the road at It o'clock to assume control at noon. It will be simply a matter of convenience for the purchaser. I have known instances where roads have been bought by reorganization pnmmlttPA anil thpso commit tees have not been entirely prepared to assume control of the road Just at the instant, the receivers have been allowed to run the road for two or three months, of course under the direction of the owners. Then, when the purchasers had most all things ready they took hold and managed the property themselves. Now, if the Reorganization Committee gets , this road." and Mr. Millar smiled a contented smile, "that Is what it will do. The receivers will handle the road until the committee. If the committee be the purchaser," and again Mr. Milt lar smiled happily, "is ready to assume lormal control of the road." All of the receivers who are here, and the other members of the- Reorganization Committee, repeated substantially the interview of Mr. Millar. NO FRAUD INTENDED. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGIIT RETORT. J KANSAS CITT (Mo.,) Oct. 31. Gen. Louis Fitzgerald of New York, attorney for the trustees of the Reorganisation Committee of the Union Pacific; Secretary Keeck and Attorneys Rossing-ton and C. B. Smith of Topeka. representing the same interests, left late last night for Omaha to be present at the sale of the road. Mr. Rossington said, before leaving: "I do not know whether the sale will come oft Monday or not, but I ran eee no reason why it should not. We Shall be there to represent the Reorganization Committee, and it is . my opinion that the road will be sold. There has been considerable fuss and taJk about this sale of the Union Pacific, but really there has been a great deal of smoke and very little -fire. I do not know of any one who is luHnniiis ueuauu ine govern ment." .) REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT. (ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) ' LONDON, Oct. 31. The firm of Coates, Son & Co., who recently undertook the formation of a syndicate for the purchase of the Union Pacific Rail-Way line, and who have offered to pay in full for the government claims on the main line and the Kansas division if the government will agree to the postponement of the sale of the roads, yesterday sent a cable message to President McKinley, suggesting that the United States should secure the postponement of the sale until December 15. HIRSCHFELDER'S CURE. DR. J. MOUNT DLEYER CALLS IT A (; NOXIOUS OSTIUM. The Alleged Consumption Remedy Discredited by a l'ronilnent Kew York Physician Tlie Sernni ia Simply Filth. , BY THE TIMES' SPECIAL WIRE. v NEW TORK, Oct 81. Special Dispatch. Dr. Hirschfelder's remedy is not entirely accepted here, or at least his formula as published has been the mibjeot of criticism. Dr. J. Mount Bleyer, a . physician of considerable reputation in pulmonary diseases, sends a long letter to the Sun, In which he Bays: ; I read a dispatch from San Francisco giving a formula of. an alleged discovery oy ur. mrscmeiaer oi a mixture- he calls oxytuberculin, with which he asserts he has cured several cases of consumption. For the credit of the- profession and the Interests of humanity, I feel constrained to take up the cudgels and denounce such statements. An infant in chemistry can have nothing but scorn for any man, calling himself a physician, who tries to foist such a formula on the profession and ask it to believe he is earnest in his assertions. "What an absurd and unscientific statement! The very, principles upon Which he bases his discovery, and it'a chemistry, are against all fundamental laws from beginning to end. When peroxide of hydrogeoncomes in contact with any albuminous matter it undergoes an instantaneous change, and bo does the material. Oxygen does its work 'at once and evaporates, its usefulness being ended. It Is necessary to keep peroxide of hydrogen in a cool place, preferably on Ice, to maintain its uniform Integrity. Therefore any novice can understand the Instant it is heated the oxygen evaporates and nothing is left but water. "But to return to the formula: Ask any chemist of standing what Dr. Hirschfetder really obtains after he has completed this elaborate menu. They will tell . you, after making tB ,,,1 tt , V . t . I 1 - . A Filth. . Without a single medicinal . property filth, which is a poison in itself, and . to put it into the human system la a crime. It is on a par with a number of nauseating and disgusting . compounds' and antitoxins, which , are being administered and injected daily to sufferers from pulmonary troubles by doctors who follow the compounders without having the ability to test for themselves, or to know the danger of the poisons they are using. Dr. HIrschfelder mav have convinced the faculty of Cooner ..College, but It is safe to say that if the faculty has given the formula as printed its approval it has taken Dr. Hirschfelder's word for everything , witnout -investigation. FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT. J SAN FRANCISCO. Oct St-It l proposed hy.. the Cooper Medical College and persons who are convinced of the emcacy or vr. Hirschfelder's oxy tuberculin in the treatment of con sumption to manufacture the com , pound for.free distribution. No definite plans have been decided upon, but it is thought that the best channels of distribution will be the health departments of the cities and public hospitals. ' Dr. HIrschfelder has given his sanction to the movement, and will reserve no proprietary rights. Dr. Relliy of the Chicago health department has written to Dr. HIrschfelder, siatlng that he hones soon to be able to us tha onn. . sumption cure for the benefit of the poor of that city. . - ttSPORTINO KKCOHU J ALL READYTO START INGLESIDE WINTER KACES TO BEGIN TODAY. Five . Hundred Horaew Already, the Track and More Coming from the East. KEEN INTEREST IN THE MEET. I'MVERSITY STAKE THE FEATURE OF TODAY'S CARD. Good Sport with Hares and Hounds at ' Inglealtle and Sacramento. Two' Good Baseball Games. 'A Road Race. I ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31. The racing : season , for 1891-98, . which begins tomorrow at Ingleslde, promises to be an exceptionally brilliant one. At a rough estimate there are at least BOO horses ready to startr Including about 100 from the East, and many more are headed westward, so that there will be no lack of i horses, and the class will be as good, If not better, than last season, which Is saying a good deal. , Everything is in readiness for the barrier to fly up on the opening event of the first day's sport, and as some 130,000 have been expended between seasons, race-goers will probably find many Improvements, both in the grounds and accommodations. The hotel corridors were crowded last evening with horsemen, bookmakers and race track habitues from all over the country, and the Interest displayed in the meeting is keener than ever before. Several hundred people watqhed thehorses work out early this morning, and during the afternoon thousands drove out to the track and inspected the arrangements, and such of the equine celebrities as were on view In their stalls. The Judges' stand Will be occupied by Joseph A. Murphy, J. W. Wilson and Harry Kuhl, while James F. Caldwell, the "prince of starters," will do the starting, and for the first time on a regular racing day at Ingleslde, will use the recall flag. The card for the openmg day is a fairly attractive one. The feature Is the University stake at one mile, for three-year-olds, which promises to result in an Interesting contest. RULES RESCINDED. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31. The Pa-clflo Coast Jockey Club today received telegraphlo Instructions from Secretary Hopperof of the Turf Congress to accept entries from horses outlawed by racing at Aqueduct, and stating that the objectionable rules wl.ljjbe, abrogated, and were never Intended to cover tracks that conformed with Jockey Club rules. HARES AND HOUNDS, Seven Thomand People Witness the Coaming at Ing-leslde. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31. Today's coursing at Ingleslde drew the largest attendance yet seen on the sward, over 7000 people. The SDort was of the first quality, from the first run to the final. Results: Open stake Zoe beat Blackstone. Flying Buck beat Santa Alecia, Sys tematic ran a bye (Move On absent;) Black Prince beat Mountaineer, Magnet beat Uncle Sam, Rosette beat Sar castic, Flashlight beat Tod Sloan, Sefiorlta beat Mary K.. White Chief beat Wayfarer, Leonora teat Oriental. Third ties Zoe beat Flying Buck. Systematic beat Black Prince. Rosette beat Magnet, Flashlight beat Sefiorlta, IT" U I ni,lA 1 . v Hill? vuict tan d uyc. Fourth ties Zoe beat White Chief Rosette ran a bye. , Final Rosette beat Zoe and won first money. Puppy stakes-Sweet LIps beat Koo- lawn, Cavalier beat Log Boy, Victor beat Green Valley Maid, Maud S. beat Benlcla Boy, Lily ran a bye. ssecona ties sweet Lips ran a bye (Cavalier withdrawn:) Maud S. hea Victor, Lily ran a bye. Third ties Sweet Lips beat Lily, Maud S. ran a bye. Final Sweet Lips beat Maud S. and won the stakes. COURSING AT SACRAMENTO. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) SACRAMENTO, Oct. 31. There was a large attendance at the cnuminir today in Agricultural Park. There was a scarcity or nares in consequence of dogs having invaded the corral on Friday night and killing about fifty of them. James Wren was Judge, and John Grace, Jr., the slipper. Follow ing are me courses as far as run: Pant. Xemrt Vmat Tnm Pnnli, TTnnt. Ike beat Tom Hayes, Lanky Bob beat mercury, wnite KocRet beat Boss Bully, Diamond Edge beat Montana, Rlttrksmlth Ttnv limit AnnrU iri Lonsdale beat Harry S., Arrah-go-on neat, uomoination. Handspring beat Straight Tip, Arthea beat Mary D:7 E. V. TV hAftt TClll-Ab-a T3atplj4AM 1 Tilly S., PaderewskI beat Little Hoo- uuu, iii'tt ooua oeat sarcastic, jr.. Chartreuse beat Promise Me, Skylight ueni uuite unanao. Second series Capt. Nemo beat Uncle Ike, Mercury beat Boss Bully, Montana beat Duke of Argyle Kitty Lons-dale beat Arrah-go-on, Handspring beat Arthea, E. V. D. beat Belvldere, Little Hoodoo beat Sarcastic, Jr Promise Me beat Skylight. Third series Uncle Ike beat Mercury, Montana, -beat Arrah-go-on. Art, baL EV-D- Sarcastic, Jr. beat Skylight. The remainder of the series' will be run oft next Sunday. BASEBALL ENTHUSIASTS. Eltfht Thousand of Them See Good Sport at San Franelaco. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. Sl.-The8000 baseball enthusiasts who assembled at the new Recreation Park to witness the Oakland Reliance and the Olympics of San Francisco do battle, were treated to a happy surprise by the management announcing that the crack Fresno Republicans would play the winning team after the regular game was finished. The Fresnos withdrew from the Cen-tral Park League and Joined the California State League, alleging prejudiced decisions of the former's umpires. Thft first camp xenn u-nn h , v, . . " - - -- j .i.c VJIV III- plcs by a score of 5 to 3. Wheeler, for the Olympics, pitched a brilliant game up to the eighth inning, shutting the Reliance out but in the ninth he broke down completely He gave six men In succession first base on balls, which gave the Reliance the only three runs they made during the game, after wh?cb. ?t? "fi4 hul OId and retired the side before further damage could be done. Tha Reliance- put up a good game, but lost through their inability to hit the ball. - - Batteries Wheeler and Ford; Van Haltrean and Stanley. Time was then called for the second game, which proved to be full of ginger from the start. Up to the sixth inning neither side had gained any advantage, but the game had to be stopped on account of darkness. The score was 2 to 2. The batteries were Perrine and Ford for the Olympics; Decosta and Chance lor the Fresnos. - Will and Flnclts Defeated. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct 31. The Will & Finck baseball team of this city was defeated today at Central Park by the Santa Crus team. The teams were very evenly matched, the result being In doubt until the last inning, better team work by the visitors giving them the decision. Score: Santa Cruz, 3; Will & Fincks, 2.; Garden City Wheelmen. SAN JOSE, ' Oct. 31. The Garden City Wheelmen, successors of the Garden City Cyclers, held the first five-mile handicap road race today over the East San Jose course. Howard Buf-fington, whose handicap was lm. 20s.a won first place. Tony Delmas, soratch, went tha five miles in 13:17, winning the time prize. Maher and Ryan. NEW YORK, Oct. 31. All the preliminary arrangements for a. meeting between Peter Maher and "Tut" Ryan have been made and the parties will meet tomorrow and Sign the papers. Ten thousand dollars Is to be hung up and the fight will take place within seven weeks at some place near this city. . Victorious Markets. SAN JOSE, Oct. 81. The California Markets easily defeated the Santa Clara baseball team today in an exhibition game. Score: Markets, 7; Santa Clara, 4. FOUND IT WAS NO JOKE. AX ARIZONA BARTENDER'S PLEASANT AWAKENING. UN- Somebody Carried Away the Cash Register While the Mixologist Slept Robbery Netted the Thief a Good Round Sum. BY THE TIMES' SPECIAL WIRE. WILLIAMS (Ariz.,) Oct. 31. Special Dispatch. One of the most daring robberies that has occurred in Northern Arizona for years took place this morning. The scene of the robbery was John Jones's Cabinet saloon. Tester-day being Saturday, business was brisk.. Along. toward morning the night mixologist, Lon Sanders, became tired and hied himself to a faro table to rest. About 6:60 o'clock George Baumgart-ner, the day mixologist, appeared for duty. He noticed the cash register was not behind the bar; he awoke . Lon Sanders and asked him where the register was. Lon thought it a Joke and looked around. He then saw that some one had taken the article while. he was taking his nap. A search was made and the register was found several hundred feet away in the rear of A. Johnson's wholesale liquor house , and rifled of the contents to the extent ' of $203. The culprits in their haste overlooked $25 in gold and about $75 in bills, silver and checks. Deputy Sheriff Collett was soon on the scene, but as yet not the least clew can be found. THE WORST NOW OVER. YELLOW FEVER SITUATION IS REPORTED BETTER. Jack Frost Has Yellow Jack on the Run and Is Gradually Driving; Him Into the Gulf Yesterday's Bulletlna. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 81. Today's yellow-fever reports to Surgeon-General Wyman show that the situation Is better and the outlook more encouraging than for some days past. The officials of the service believe now that the worst of the epidemic has passed, and that from now on as frost gradually makes its appearance in the affected districts, the dally number of cases will diminish In number. THE DAY AT NEW ORLEANS, ASSOCIATED TRESS NIGHT REPORT.) NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 31. This has been another encouraging day in the yellow-fever' situation, but It is feared that the heavy rain which has fallen will have a bad effect upon the patients and will cause many, new cases to be developed tomorrow. Cold weather is expected to succeed the rain. The Board of Health report is as follows: Cases of fever today, 35; deaths today, 6; total-cases of yellow-fever-to date, 1510; total deaths from yellow fever to date, 183; total cases absolutely recovered, "45; total cases under treatment, 682. The disease has spread in the Jewish Widows' and Orphans' Home and two cases have been reported from the Seventh-street Orphan Asylum, which hasbeen heretofore free from the disease! ' . AT JACKSON. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) JACKSON (Miss.,) Oct. 31. The Board of Health lrt its official statement tonight chronicles but two new cases of yellow fever in this section, and these are at Clinton. . , , AT MOBILE. (ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT RETORT.) ' i MOBILE (Ala.,) Oct. 31. The number of new cases today reached the high-water mark of four weeks ago, the total being eleven for the previous twenty-four "hours. There . were no deaths. - - ' -AT -MEMPHIS. , : ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) MEMPHIS (Tenn.,) Oct. 81. Only three new cases of yellow fever were reported by the Board of Health for the twenty-four hours ending . tonight. There were no deaths. AT MONTGOMERY. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) MONTGOMERY (Ala.,) Oct 31. Six new cases of yellow fever were reported here today. No deaths. REFUGEES DEPARTED. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) OCEAN SPRINGS (Miss.,) Oct 31. Camp Fontainbleau Is deserted. The last of the refugees left today. Twelve hundred and seventy-four persons have availed themselves of its hospitality since the 18th of September. The weather is cool and rain fell nearly all day. , - Pope's Last Ran. SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 31. Fowler W. Pope, one of the oldest locomotive Engineers .in the United States, died here today. He was the first engineer of the railroad between Santa Crux and Pa-Jaro, and before' coming 'to California had been enginer oa New England and Not York roads, - - . , COART R.KCOR.DJ SHE WANTED TO DIE MISS HOLYWELL'S BASH PBEMEDITATED. ACT She Was of a Morbid Disposition and Frequently Expressed a Desire to Die. KNEW HOW TO USE MOBPHTNE. TRIED TO KILL HERSELF MONDAY EVENING. LAST The Kins; Letter Was Written and . Mailed by Herself Death of S. F. Smnrr Biff Fire at Healdaburo;. BY THE TIMES' SPECIAL WTRB.1 BERKELEY, Oct. ! 31 .Special Dispatch'. J It has been -virtually determined that Anna Holywell not only composed and wrote the strange letter from "Ells R. King," that told of the death of the mythical Arthur, the hero of her sentimental dreams, but that she herself took it to San Francisco to post, . The statement that a university student answering her description had procured a few sheets of mourning ' paper at a stationery store of Mrs.- Nellie Abbott, has been amply verified. Mrs. Abbott viewed and practically identified the body yesterday as that of the customer, of mourning paper of the same kind as that upon which the King letter was written, and which was found in the room of the dead girl. The similarity of the handwriting has become more apparent and It is known to a certainty through Nat Gulberson of the Berkeley football team, that the girl was in San Francisco Sunday evening, so she could have posted the letter. Mrs. Nellie Abbott, the Berkeley stationer, is almost positive that the dead girl Is the one to whom she gave a few sheets of mourning paper several days before -the suicide. While not positive of the Identification, Mrs. Abbott found a strong similarity in the features of the dead girl to those of the . young student who asked for mourning paper. . Dr. Joseph E. Eastman clears away part of the deep mystery that has shrouded the reasons fotv the girl's act. Dr. Eastman's story furnishes additional evidence that the young schoolgirl carefully planned her. destmct! n while temporarily or permanently insane. She was addicted to the use of morphine. She was familiar with the use of the drug, and was eyually conversant with the proper metfod to procure . it and in large doses. The dead girl was studious too studious, In fact for her own health. That fact is attributed as one of the causes of insomnia with which . she was troubled, relief from which she sought by. using the drug whica she finally employed in her destruction. , A trunkful of letters received by her from friends and members of her family reveal the fact that she was constitutionally morose and melancholy, since every letter found by the Coroner evinced a persistent effort on the part of her correspondents to cheer her with encouraging words. It also transpires that the girl has long entertained the Idea that death Was preferable to life's struggle. It is related by Miss Garland, one of her closest friends, and one of the few girls who may be said to have possessed her confidence, that her mind was in a morbid state most of the time. She talked of death as a thing desired. Before she left her home at Redlands to enter the university she declared to Miss Garland that she wanted to make the trip North by steamer, and then she hoped that, an awful storm would come up and the vessel be swallowed up in the tempest. Such a death, she said, would be so peaceful and attended with so little suffering. In the opinion of Miss Garland, the girl came all the distance away from home that she might kill herself without inconvenience to her family or friends. Dr. Eastman was called in attendance when she first attempted to take her life on Monday .evening last He brought her out of her stupor without much trouble that evening. Dr. Eastman waa suspicious, however, that the girl had tried to kill herself, and during her attention upon her that night and two ensuing days endeavored to extract the story from her. "She was careful and guarded in her answers," said Dr. Eastman, "but what Bhe told me in response to cross-questioning throws enough light on her peculiar habits, disposition and manner of living to lead me to believe that she was addicted to the use of morphine, and carefully planned her own death." Dr. Eastman said after she had recovered consciousness and was sufficiently able to withstand cross-examination, he accused her of having made an attempt to take her life, and asked her whether It was not so. She would not answer the question directly, but after a pause she declared with some emphasis . that she wished she had taken more of .the drug. "And why do you wish you had taken more of the drug?" asked Dr. Eastman. "To make me Bleep," waa the re-Joinder. ;-"And how long did you want to sleep?" be asked. . "Oh, forever," she replied in a nonchalant tone of voice. "Oh, now, that's not fair to draw me into such an admission. You should not ask me such questions'," she continued. , Dr. Eastman prescribed for the patient and she went to the trouble and expense of having the prescription filled. She received.' the medicine, but never tasted it, which, In the opinion of Dr. Eastman, showed how her mind wavered during the interval between Monday evening and the time of her death. The father of the dead girl arrived from the southern part of the State last evening and went directly to Berkeley. The sorrowing parent would not believe that his daughter bad ended her own life, and insisted that she must have taken an overdose of morphine by accident He could offer no explanation at to the King letter or the telegram. MYSTERY UNSOLVED. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) ' BERKELEY,' Oct. SI. The mystery surrounding the suicide of Anna Blytbe Holywell, a member of the freshman I oiaaa at tha tai UolveraUx. jiial killed herself by taking poison on Friday evening, is still unsolved. She was a daughter of W. C. Holywell of Red- lands. Sho had few acquaintances here. The letter and telegram found among her effects which seemed to show that a gentleman In whom she was interested had- recently died, are now believed to have been written by herself. Tha names signed to them are unknown to any of her friends or relatives, and are thought to be fictitious. The girl, who was very studious and of a retiring disposition, shunning alike the society of men and women, appears- to have been mentally unbalanced.- Those who have investigated the circumstances surrounding her suicide, are under the opinion that she was the victim of a morbid fancy that a man who had no existence in fact was dying for her sake. Possessed of this mania she tried to kill herself last Monday night but was saved from death. Then came 'the news, presumably in her own handwriting, that her imaginary lover was dead." After this she took the poison she had previously procured, and soon was dead. The case Is a strange one, and the only tenable explanation of the affair is that the young woman was afflicted with a peculiar form of insanity. The only clew to the mystery so far obtained' is the fact that on the cover of a Harvard-college register found among the dead girl's effects was the name of Charles A, Ruggles. Her father says that a young man of that name was a fellow-student with Miss Holywell at the Redlands High School, but he could not say whether or not his middle name was Arthur. The letter and telegram which were thought to have led to the suicide, spoke of the supposed sweetheart simply as Arthur. It has been learned that Miss Holywell was. addicted to the use of morphine. , NO LIGHT AT REDLANDS.' -REGULAR CORRESPONDENCE.) REDLANDS, Oct. 31. No light has been shed on the mysterious death of Anna Blythe Holywell, at Berkeley. W. C. Holywell, father of the girl, left Saturday evening for Berkeley, and will bring the remains home. He was quite positive, when questioned, that death was accidental and not suicidal. Ho had seen his daughter less than three weeks ago at Berkeley, and found her In her usual state of health. She was a member of the high-school class of 97 of this city, and was graduated with honors. In Redlands she mingled little In society, and certainly received the attention of no particular admirer, being of a modest and retiring disposition. In face of the letters and dispatch found among her effects, her father is positive that her death, was not the result of a love affair. Mr. Holywell states that his daughter was troubled with an ingrowing toenail, from which she at times suffered intense pain, and his theory is that to relieve this she took an overdosa of morphine, which caused, her death. SANTA CRUZ BOND CASE. It Will Come Up for Final Hearing: Thin Week. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.l SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 31. A longstanding bond suit in which much interest Is taken here! will come up for hearing in the United States Circuit Court at San Francisco next Tuesday. The title of the case is Waite vs. the City of Santa Crus, and upon the result will depend the validity of refunding bonds amounting to $360,000. The bonds were originally . issued for the construction of water works and a sewer system, 1 and . purchasers were found for. them by Coffin & Stanton, New York bond-dealers and bankers. Three years ago these brokers ' proposed to take up the old bonds and to give new ones therefor at a lower rate of interest and more convenient terms of payment. Coffin and Stanton did not pay cash for the bonds as required by law and soon afterward failed, claiming to have disposed of the refunding bonds. The city claims it was defrauded and declines to pay interest or principal of the bonds. FIRE AT HEALDSBliRG. Fifty Thousand Dollars' Worth of Property Destroyed. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) HEALDSBURG, Oct. 31. One of the most disastrous fires ever recorded in the history of the town of Healdsburg occurred here this morning when about $50,000 worth of property was destroyed. The Soloyome meat market, A. Thur mann's Jewelry store, the cigar factory of Charles Wiokham, the tailoring establishment of M. Jacobs, H. Hansen's shoe - store and a vacant room, which was the property of P. Lanan, were all burned to the ground. It was with the greatest difficulty that the fire department succeded in saving the Soloyome house and adjoining dry goods store. The burned portion was only partially covered by insurance. The origin of the fire ia unknown. DEATH OF C. F. SMURR. Southern. Pacific Trafflo Manager : HaS Pud Away. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. Sl.-Charles F. Smurr, freight traffic manager of the Southern Pacific Company, died this afternoon- ax'ter an illness of eleven weeks, and following a surgical operation performed to give relief from disease of the mastoid cells of the ear. He had been in the service of the Southern Pacific Company since' 1872, being located at Los Angeles from 1875 to 1889. He was a native of Ohio, and was 48 years old. The present funeral arrangements are that the Interment shall be at Los Angeles, either Wednesday or Thursday. Hod to GlTe it, Up. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31. At the ocean Beach today K. B. Cornell undertook to swim around the seal rocks, but was unable to make much headway against the tide, and, after signaling ror neip, ne reacnea a rocK where he remained until rescued by the life-saving crew. A. B. Baker was ad vertised to dive from the Cliff House balcony to the water, but did not at tempt the feat, which was successfully penormea Dy u. scnuite. INDIANS GETTING OUT. They Are Afraid of the Game Wardens of Colorado. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.l DENVER, Oct. 31. A special to the Rocky Mountain News from Rifle, Colo., says: "Game Commissioner Swan and Warden J. T. McLean returned here today from Meeker. Mr. Swan went from Meeker to Yellow Creek, thirty-five miles , west of Meeker, where he met Warden McLean and Sheriff Wilbur of vRj0 Blanco county, who haf been as far west as the Utah line on their return up the river. They reported that. the Indians were getting out of the country as fast as possible. Warden McLean and Sheriff Wilbur had been riding the country for. four days, notifying the Indians to leave, and when the officers started back to Meeker the Indians were all moving out. These officers, as well as the settlers along the river from Rangley to Meeker, are satisfied that the Indians have left for rood, and very little uneasiness' -ia fnif on the part of the settlers. Wardens have been stationed along the Utah line to report the first appearance of tia Indians ."V JOEY GALLED DOWN. MR. CHAHBESXAIN'S FUR- SEAL ' SOPHXSIST REFUTED. Herman Llehes Publishes, a Reply to Statement In Joey's Answer -., -to, Mr-. Sherman, - --: " ': v SEAL' LITE IN'GBEAt DANGER. ' -p- - I WHY PELAGIC SEALING SHOULD SB PROHIBITED. Norwegian Government Sends a Re- lief Expedition After Prof. An- - dree Austrian Premier Said to Have Reslsned. ;'. '' ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) LONDON, Oct 31. By Atlantic Cable. Herman Liebes. of the North American Commercial Company, and one of the lessees of the Pribyloff Islands, has made a statement -in refutation of the case put forward by Mr. Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, in his recent dispatch, to Secretary Sherman. Mr. Liebes says, in part: "There can be no doubt whatever that the Pribyloff Islands are legitimately owned by the United States, and the United States had an undoubted right to grant a lease of the seal fisheries upon the islands to the highest bidder, viz: my company, and there can be no further doubt that the .United States government has an absolute right to permit the lesses of the islands to kill every seal frequent ing the rookeries. If America were to exercise its right to kill off all tha seals upon the Pribyloff Islands, the whole seal herd would be extermi nated in less -than a week, and the nelasrlo sealing in the Bering Sea would be brought to a summary end. The object of America, nowever, is 10 preserve and not to exterminate the seal, though we may be ultimately driven in self-defense to kill off the seals, as under present conditions, sealing is not profitable. "What is desired by America ana the lessees of the Pribvloff Islands -is that all parties interested, both in land and ocean sealing, without a moment's loss of time, confer together with a view of considering whether or not some arrangement cannot be made oy which, With fair and equitable terms to all parties, the herd can be protected, i don't myself, believe that any solution can be found which does not include as one of its terms the absolute prohibition of all pelagic sealing. This ought not to be a diffloult matter to arrange, having regard to what I assert as an undoubted fact, viz: that pelagic sealing is not and cannot be under present conditions profitable. "A great deal has been - said about Russia and Japan. It is suggested that, as they were not parties to the Paris treaty, and are not bound by any regulations, and are said to be concerned only in the seal fisheries of the western and hot the eastern coasts of 4he- North Paoiflc. their presence at any. conference would be out- of place, and would 'be only desired by America to secure from these countries a majority vote against British interests. The whole objection to Russia and Japan being represented at any' conference is, I venture to think, most unreasonable. ' There is no question of voting In the matter, the conference is merely with a view to arriving, if possible, at some solution by which the herd shall be saved from extermination, but so many difficulties and delays arise that I very much fear that by the time the conference has been held there will be no seals to confer about." , BRITISH MARKETS. Money Is Plentiful at Lower Rates. American Shares Dull. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) LONDON, Oct. 31. By Atlantic Cable. Money is temporarily plentiful, and as a result the rates show a downward tendency. . The sales of American securities have ceased; and it Is expected that London will have to settle the adverse trade balance in bullion, though large gold withdrawals are not expected. Since the raising of the bank rate the demand for gold has been confined to the open market. Short loans are freely offered at 2, to 2 per cent The markets were dull in. the early part of last week, because of the settlement, but toward the end the movements were irregular, but more cheerful. Home railway securities improved through the more favorable reports as to the engineering , strike. American railway securities were depressed until yesterday, falling from 1 to 2 per cent. Union Pacific shares were largely sold on the report that the sale of the line would be postponed, and they did not recover much, because it was presumed that the higher price to be paid would damage the shareholders. Union Pacific Railway shares fell 3 points; Central Pacific, '2V4; Illinois Central, 2; C. B. and Q., L. and N., Denver preferred, 1 each; New York Central and Canadian Pacific, 1. THE GRAIN TRADE. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) LONDON, Oct. 31. The weather is mild and unseasonable. A good home trade has followed the cessation of the continental demand. At Liverpool the principal operations are in white qualities of wheat, and selections are chiefly in Callfornians.- California, ' prompt shipment was sold at 38s for October; November at 38s 3d, and Walla Walla, 37s 3d. ' Flour last week was firm and showed an advance of 6d. Maize was Inactive. Barley was. steady, but no American barley is offered. - Oats were uncertain. TO RELIEVE ANDRE E. Norwegian Government Going to Send Out an Expedition. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) CHRISTIANIA, Oct. 31. The government has instructed the, governor of the province of Tromsoe, the most northern province of Norway, to charter a steamer at the expense of the State, to provision it for six months and to send out a relief expedition for Herr Andre the aeronaut who ascended in his balloon, the Agle, on July 11 last from Spitsbergen, 1400 milas northwest of the North Cape of Norway, in a proposed expedition to the North Pole. ' - The relief steamer will start in three days' time from Tromsoe, on Tromsoe Island, of the north coast of Norway, and will proceed to Spiitbergen. READY TO - DEPART. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.J LONDON, Nov. L A dispatch to the Chronicle from Christiana , says that the expedition for Prince Charles Promontory in. search of the Andras balloon, which is .to be superintended by Cs.pt. Sverdrup of Dr. Nansens, exploring ship, the Fram, is now ready lot departure and, will probably start . t today (Monday.) The St Petersburg correspondent - of the Chronicle says: "A hundred men prominent in Russian scientific circles, have asked permission to follow Capt. Sverdrup's" expedition." ..- - . " V ; .' A SMOKE CONSUMER.',' ' A German Inventor Will Heroin-- tlonlse Coal Heating-. .': " " ASSOCIATED fRESS NIGHT REPORT.) BERLIN, Oct. 31. The firm of Kuhut & Deissler'of this city has patented a simple smoke consumer, consisting of fireclay x plate to "be .Inserted ' la the furnace, .which i9 said to effect a complete consumption of smoke, and to average, a saving of 20 per cent, in fuel. An ordinary fireman is able to replace it. It costs 400 marks. 'Experts declare that it will revolutionize the system of heating by coal. It is reported from IClel that thor-ough tests of the Invention' have been made at the navy yards there,- with me result mat the government nas ordered the application of the smoke coLsumers to all boilers in use In the navy, and negotiating with the inventors for the solo right to use it on steamers. Lieut. Nieblock, naval attache pf the United States embassy, has sent a special report to Washington recommending the adoption of the invention la the United States navy. V KEW CHINESE LOAN. Hooley-Jameson Syndicate Will Furnish Sixteen Million Pound. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT ). SHANGHAI, Oct. 31. The representative of the Hooley-Jameson syndicate, which has been, negotiating a loan, of 16,000,000 to the Chinese government on the proposed security of ,: Chinese piistnms. telMrranhed veaterav from Peking .that the government had finally acceded to tha terms demanded by the syndicate. The loan will be secured on the balance of the unfettered customs, which yield a revenue of 600,000 annually, and upon the salt and liken taxes In all the provinces which are entirely unincumbered and amount to about. 3,900,-000 annually.' The Chinese board of revenue will stand as security for the bonds, which will be stamped with the seals of the board of revenue and tha Sun Li Yam en. . - .. The Austrian Crisis. . VIENNA, Oct ZL Emperor Francis Joseph returned from Buda-Pesth today and granted an audience to Count Badenl, the Premier, on the crisis in the Austrian Reichgtr&th. It is reported that Count Badenl tendered his resignation. Citrter' Stables Burned. ' -' LONDON, Oct. Sl.The extensive warehouses and stables of Carter, Pearson' ft Co., limited, the well-known - carriers, railroad agents and forwarding and shipping agents, in Goswell road, London, were destroyed by lire today. 1 Rhodes Out of Danger LONDON, Nov. . A dispatch to tfie.Cally Mall from Cape Town says that Cecil Rhodes, who has been lying seriously ill at Inya&ga, but was reported recovered, had a relapse a few days ago, .It Is now believed; however, that he will rally again and that he is out of serious danger. THE GOING OF WEYLEK. CUBA'S "PACIFICATOR" TAKES HIS DEPARTURE. Six Hundred 'Sick Soldiers Aecom. . : . pany. Him Hack to Spain' ns an ' - Eacort Blanco Cheered - Upon Hi v Arrival. ASSOCIATED PRESS NIGHT REPORT.) HAVANA, Oct. 31. The Spanish cruiser Alfonso XIII, with Marshal Blanco, the new Governor-General of Cuba, on board was sighted off Havana this morning at 6:30 o'clock. , At .7 o'clock the Alfonso XIII entered the harbor, and Lieut-Gen.. Wey-ler, the Marquis Ahumada, Admiral Navarro and other high military and naval "officers went in the special steamer to meaj Gen. Blanco. After a long conference, Lieut-Gen.. Wey-ler yielded up his command to his sue- C6SS0I ' At 10:30. o'clock Marshal - Blanco landed. According to the official account ' he ' was enthuslastically greeted" by' the populace, who shouted "Long live Blanco!" .: . Lieut-Gen. Weyler and . Marshal Blanco exchanged farewells on .board the Alfonso XIII, and the steamer Montserrat sailed at 1 o'clock p.m.'-' She was escorted, outside the harbor by numerous-tugs laden with the frlend9 of the departing general and the officers of his staff, . An immense crowd witnessed the departure from the wharves. According to the official . account, the people cheered for "Weyler, the pacificator." Gen. Weylers escort on the Montserrat consists of 600 sick soldiers. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES i ' Night Dispatches Condensed. . Marsnai steams snot ana instantly; Eineai T..nn Vriilor . nromlnnnt. fArmer suA .trftdns at Midway, Ky. Miller resisted arrest. Fire in the business portion .of.' Warren, Mass.. earlv Sunday mornlnff did S75.000 dam age. The Town Hall was partially burned and several blocks destroyed. Fritz Elgrln. formerly of St Louis, who, shot and latally wounded Miss May Schmals I In Chicago Saturday, died today from the effects of his seK-inncted wounds. - At Ludlow-, Pa., the' large tannery of John O. Curtis, together with a large quantity of bark, was1 totally destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The loss will not be loss., than 1150,000. At Atlanta, Ga., the Georgia Cotton Oil Mill was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Tha loss was 117,000; 119,000 in stock being 'destroyed, and tha balance on tbe building. The insurance is J70.C00. - - ' Four men were killed at Ehrcnfeld, N. J., Sunday in a - crossing accident, an ' engine striking a wagon In which they were t iding. The dead are Joseph Tetyi, George Azarea, JoscDh Bartfni and Andrew Klein. uen. a. ts. neissen oi wnwauKee ana uen. Paul Vandervoort of Omaha, each an ex-Grand Commander of the O.A.K., and Gen.' R. B. Adams of Minneapolis have secured 22,000 acres of land in the coast region of Texas. This purchase Is made for locating thereon veterans of the late war, 800 families of whom are said to be en route for settlement oa the land. The location selected is an ideal one. Tbe Catholic Knights of America celebrated their fifteenth anniversary yesterday at St. Joseph's Church, St. Louis. Early In tha morning tbe members approached bo-ly communion. After mass a parade, composed of probably 1500 marchers, marched . over the principal downtown streets. The . members were all uniformed, and every parish In tbe elty was represented by its full membership. Solemn high mass followed, Rev. O.' J. McDonald, pastor of St. Paul's Church, officiating. The sermon was preached by Rev. L. N. Schlechter. Bis Guns for Snn Diego. , SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31. The first of the ten-Inch guns for the fortifications here arrived today from Watervlelt Arsenal. . Holes and Rosea. , Fresno Republican, Oct. 24: In warning the public to beware .of the deep and damning holes in the main street of Los Angeles, The Times of that city Is performing a painful duty, but not in ihe cheerful manner characteristic pf that paper. Tho pathway of righteous Journalism is not always strewn with roses, even in the laid where the queen of flowers blooms anj blushes the year round, v

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