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VOL. XXXIII. —NO. 173.
lowa Getting Tired of Its
Both Parties Anxious to Throw
It Off. m
Much Dissension in the Republican
The Anti-Frohibs Hold a State Conven
tion—Local Option and High
Associated Press Dispatches. !
Dbb MoINKB, April L.—Tim anti-pro
hibition movement within the Republi
can party fulminated in a State confer
ence today. One hundred and ninety
six delegates were present, representing
several thousand Republicans. Chair
man Collins, of Keokuk, said be Had
been a. life-long Prohibitionist and done
all in his power to enforce the law in
his city, "but failed. Other speeches of
a similar vein were made. Ex-Gover
nor Kirkwood sent a letter in which,
among other things, he said: "Person
ally, I favor local option and high license
with stringent regulations, but some of
our Prohibition friends say if such a
change is made, the Republican party
will never carry an election in lowa
again. Thstiooks to me very much like an
bull-dozing, and Republicans
never took kindly to that mode of argu
ment. This policy has been pursued
for some years by extreme Prohibition
ists in Republican States that have not
adopted prohibition, and it is now
threatened here. It has not won in the
past, and I think it 'will not in the
future." - •
Hon. A. B. Cumins, of Dcs Moines,
presented the report of the committee
on resolutions, which was received with
great enthusiasm. The resolutions de
clare unswerving allegiance to the prin
ciples of the Republican party, as enun
ciated in the Chicago platform, and con
tinue: "We recognize the liquor traffic
as one which requires regulation, but
insist that the object of such legislation
should be to minimize intemperance and
mitigate its evils. The experience of
this, as well as other States, has conclu
sively shown that general prohibition,
operating upon all communities alike,
without respect to their habits, condi
tions, circumstances or desire, is not
adapted either to suppress intemperance
or promote morals, and there
fore the experiment should be
abandoned, and the law should
be so modified that those com
munities which desire a change shall
have the right to determine for them- j
selves whether intoxicating liquors shall
be sold as a beverage within their Hunts.
"We are unalterably opposed to any
attempt to introduce into the constitu
tion the doctrine that State prohibition
is an organic law. The State ought not
be incumbered with police regulations of
that character. A political organization
has no just right to bring into its declar
ations of principles a new doctrine, un
less it be one upon which substantially
all its members agree. A large num
ber of Republicans in lowa, are and al
ways have been opposed to general pro
hibition, and if the Republican party
adheres to its present position upon this
question,it is manifest by such adherence
that it tendß to exclude from member
ship all those who believe the policy is
fatal to the best interests of the State.
"Inasmuch as the members of the
party are not agreed upon the subject,
there is obviously but one course which
the party can honorably pursue; it is to
rigorously exclude from the. party plat
form every reference to it, leaving each
Republican member of the Legislature
full liberty to act with regard to it as
his judgment may dictate. The experi
ment of general prohibition has been
faithfully tried, and in many portions of
the State lamentably failed. The Re
publican party cannot justify its further
support as a party measure. Those
members of the party holding our views
cannot with favor to" themselves longer
lend their aid to impose upon many
communities all the evils of unlicensed,
unrestricted and unregulated liquor
"For these reasons, and in the interest
of morality, business and social order,
we ask the General Assembly now in
ilession to amend the prohibitory liquor
law so as to give to communities that so
desire to act, the power to subject to a
minimum license, to be fixed by the
Legislature,and to regulate the sale of in
toxicating liquors through the medium
of high license. And we insist on such
a change in the platform of the Repub
lican party as will enable us to stand
fconestly upon it, and to assist in restor
ing the party to complete supremacy."
The Democratic Policy.
The prohibition question came up in
the Lower House of the Legislature this
afternoon. The Democratic caucus
License bill was considered. Richman
(Democrat) said in spite of the strin
gency of the law, it was plainly to be
seen that in some localities the prohibi
tory law was openly violated, while in
others it was observed. The Democrats
wanted this condition of affairs, and in
localities where prohibition was unpop
ular, they wanted the liquor traffic regu
lated. Accordingly they bad, prepared
a bill to fit the whole case—a bill that
would give localities that wanted prohi
bition a chance to do so. It provided for
settling the matter of license or no license
by popular vote; licenses granted only
by the District Court, and then only to
proper persons. Any one could make a
remonstrance against a license, and, if
such remonstrance was considered suffi
cient, the license would be refused. The
minimum license fee was to be $500, and
that amount to go to the county in every
case, while a municipality could exact as
much more as it saw fit. Any one ob
taining a license had to file a $5,000 bond
for the full observance of the law. A
person violating the law could be pun
ished by fine and imprisonment. Any
one convicted twice should forfeit all
right to obtain a license again. A drug
gist could keep and properly use liquors
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
under permits. Any person not holding
a license convicted of selling liquors
could be punished by a line of not less
After a vigorous debate of four hours
the matter went over.
Opening of the Louisiana .104-key Club's
New Q&LfAXS, April 2. —Louisiana,
Jockey Club, spring meeting, first day;
weather pleasant, attendance large.
Six furlongs—Carlton won, Lida 1..
second, Nosegay third; time 1
Five furlongs—Crispino won, Lochiel
second, Regardless third; time 1:03.
Three-year-olds, seven furlongs—
Blackburn won. Harvester second,
Hardee thirds time ItSOW.
Free handicap, mile —McMurlrie won,
McAley second, Zeke Hardy third;
time, i : i-".,.
Wafuiin'ut.ox, April 2. —Benning race
course: Track fair.
Maiden 3-year-olds and upwards, six
furlongs—Farthian won, San Jose sec
ond, Gypsy King third; time, 1:19&.
Three-year-olds, six furlongs—Pall Mall
won, Little Ella second, Faustina third;
Two-year-olds, half mile—Kitty T.
won, Helen Wallace second, Marguerita
third; Jime, 0:51,3 4 .
Handicap, 3-year-olds and upwards,
mile and one furlong—Prat ber won,
Frank Ward second, Icchurg third; time,
Three-year-olds and upwards, mile—
Manhattan won, Carrie G. second, Not
Guilty third; time, 1 :48.
Manitoba Officials Resign.
Winnipeg, April 2. —It is announced
that Premier Greenway and Attorney-
General Martin have resigned their po
sitions with the Manitoba Government,
and Colonel McMillan, of Winnipeg,
w ill be called upon to form a new Cabi
net. Greenway will go to England as
immigration commissioner for Manitoba.
WIND AND FLOOD.
STORM-STRICKEN DISTRICTS STILL
BEING HEARD FROM,
The Tornado's Ravages in Kentucky
Not Yet Told—The Situation on the
Lower Mississippi Practically Un
Louisville, Ky., April 1. —Reports
from the storm-stricken districts con
tinue to come in. Advices from Hamp
ton, Kentucky, tonight, state that six
persons were killed and . twenty injured
in Livingstone county. Of the injured
five or six will die. The loss of live
stock and poultry la very great, and far
mers' losses will probably aggregate
$50,000. Muhlenburg county was also
visited, twenty-five buildings being de
stroyed and a numlier of people injured.
The work of tearing down demolished
buildings progresses rapidly, and within
a few days most .of those standing will
be leveled. Subscriptions continue to
come in liberally, and today over $11,000
was added to the Board of Trade fund.
The relief committee is busy distribut
ing this fund, so as to most effectively
relieve the suffering. At the water
works the temporary machinery was
tested today, and worked satisfactorily.
It is now believed the danger of a water
famine is past.
The Signal Service Says New Orleans Is
Not in Danger.
Washington, April 2.—The signal
service has issued a special bulletin, in
which it says: Notwithstanding the
heavy rains, there is no likelihood that
the " Mississippi will again be as
high at New Orleans as it
has been this season, owing to the
relief given by the crevasses above.
Vickshurg, Miss., April 2.—The relief
committee has asked for a lot of tents,
numbers Of people being homeless. The
plantations on the Bayou Vidal in Louis
iana are being rapidly overflowed. The
levees on the Tensas front near St.
Joseph are holding out well, but there
is great apprehension that the return of
the water from the Yazoo crevasses will
cause a heavy rise, in which case no
levee on the lower Mississippi could
stand the pressure of the wind and
Memphis, April 2. —The condition of
the flooded district on the Mississippi
side between Tunica and Greenville re
mains unchanged. Greenville is par
tially under water, and little business is
being done. There is no suffering or
need of outside aid.
Both Board of Trade and Bucket-Shops
Do Better Without Quotations.
Chicago, April 2. —The Board of
Trade opened this morning with all the
tickers and telegraph instruments off
the floor. This is the result of the
resolution of the board to go out of the
business of furnishing official quotations,
in order to run out the bucket-shops.
The general impression among the mem
bers is that it is a doubtful experiment.
There were rumors on the board this
morning to the effect that an arrange
ment had been entered into with the
New York Stock Exchange by which
that body was to cut off its stock re
ports from the bucket-shops.
The members of the Board of Trade
were enthusiastic this afternoon over
the result of the first day's trading with
quotations dropped. They say the
volume of business was larger than on
any day in months before. They attribute
this to orders from men who have been
dealing through bucket-shops.
Despite the efforts of the Board of
Trade the bucket-shops managed to
secure quotations today with reasonable
promptness, and assert that their busi
ness was not diminished.
The Depth of Depravity.
The Herald says: "It is a mighty
mean man who would break into a
printing office and rob the safe, but far
greater depravity is shown by the man
who will steal the editor's shirt from
clothes-line while the victim is eating
supper in fancied security. k '
the unenviable experience o/V-bc lie: aid
city editor last evening."—-rTbat expe
rience ought to teach yoi'Trot to take
your shirt off when supper.—
[Clinton (Iowa) Age. f
THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1890.
A Wealthy San Diego Man j
Mistaken for a Deer hy an
The Alamo Stage Held lip in Lower
State Capital and Golden Gate Gossip, ;
The Striking Iron Moulders Sub
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Portland, Ore., April 2. —News was
received this evening that E. H. Darrah,
a wealthy resident of Sari Diego, was
accklentally shot and killed yesterday on
the Clatskennie river, Columbia county,
about'fifty miles from this city.
Darrah, in company with J. D. Dover
spike, came here from San Diego several
weeks ago in search of timber lands, and
yesterday, while in the mountains, a
deer-hunter by the name of J. C. Murray
saw Darrah in the thick brush,' and
thinking he was a deer, iired, the ball
piercing Darrah's heart. The deceased
was (53 years of age, and leaves a wife
and two married daughters in San Diego.
His body will bebroughthere tomorrow.
BAY CITY ISKIEFS.
Minor Mention of News Current at the
San Francisco, April 2.—This after
noon the Iron Moulders' Union received
$2,000 from the International Union
beadquarters at Troy, N. V., accom
panied by words of encouragement.
They also received $100 from the Coast
The Albatross Starts South.
The United States coast survey
steamer Albatross left port this
afternoon for a cruise to Southern Cali
fornia. Captain Tanner said the Alba
tross would first touch at Santa Cruz
and then go to Monterey. The object of
the trip is to thoroughly explore the
fish banks between the two points men
tioned. The vessel is expected to be
gone ten days.
March Weather Report.
The report of the Signal Service for
March states that the rainfall for the
month was slightly in excess of the
normal fall for March for Oregon, Wash-,
ington and Northern California, while \
in Southern California there has been
less than half the usual amount. The
temperature was about normal, except
in Southern California, where it was
about five degrees higher than usual
The Trans-Paclflc Record Broken.
The Merchants' Exchange has been
notified of the arrival of the steamer
China, at Hong Kong, March 31st,
twenty days from this city, including a
stop at Yokohama. Ibis is the fastest
trip on record, reducing the time two
days. This is the China's second trip.
On her lirst trip she broke the record
from Yokohama to this city.
The Rate Reducers.
The freight committee of the Trans
continental Association today revised a
number of freight rates, but they will
not be made public until ratified by all
the roads. The rate of $2 per hundred
on bananas from New Orleans has been
reduced to $1.25, to go into effect May
Twenty carloads of potatoes arrived |
today from the East. Heretofore Cali
fornia has been able to ship potatoes to
the Southwest, but owing to the heavy
rains, there are not enough for home
consumption. A reduction was made
from $2 to 90 cents over the Texas Pacific,
and about 500 carloads have been re
ceived at California terminals during
the last two months. It is calculated
that from 1,500 to 2,000 carloads will be
shipped here this season, as they are
selling for three cents a pound on the
A BARREN HOLD UP.
A Highwayman Tackles a Lower Cali
fornia Stage for SIS.
San Diego, Cal., April 1. —Steamer
passengers from Ensenada. Ixiwer Cali
fornia, report that the Alamo stage was
held up near there, Monday morning, by
a lone highwayman, who, at the point
of a rifle, ordered the nine men in the
stage to throw out the International'!
Comparty's bullion, which, it happened,
was not in the stage. Major Zimpel
man, of the El Paso mine, had about
$8,000 in bullion with him, and other
passengers had sufficient to make up
about $10,000; but all they threw the
robber was eighteen Mexican dollars.
They obeyed his order to drive on, but
afterwards returned and pursued him
without avail. The International Com
pany had cleaned hp $25,000 the day be
fore, but was not ready to forward it.
Fresno Water Works Sold.
Fresno, April 2. —W. 8. MoMurtry,,
president of the Fresno Water Works,]
today sold the entire plant to the Muni-;
cipal Investment Company, of Chicago
and London, for half a million dollars.!
The water supply is derived from eight
wells from 150 to 530 feet deep, which
yield five million gallons a day. The
present consumption is one and a'half
' million gallons. The first payment of
$100,000 was turned over, to "Mr. Mc 4
An Embezzler Arrested.
Portland, Ore., April 2. —A dispatch
to the Sheriff today from Salina, Kan.,
states that F. W. Berks has been ar
rested there. Berks was the agent of
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe at
El Paso, Texas. It is alleged that he
' swindled the company out of abou,
I fifteen thousand .dollars. He came t .
Portland in February, and secured en ■
l ployment as night clerk in the Northern
j Pacific freight warehouse, but left town
j when his \dentitv was discovered.
A Bad Accident on the Oregon Itoad—A
Conductor's Sad Fate.
Delta, Cal., April 2.—The regular
southbound freight train on the Califor
nia and Oregon railroad broke in two,
two miles north of this place, at 4:30
this morning. Two light engines struck
the caboose, driving it through a coach
and pinning Conductor D. G. Gale in the
wreck. Fire broke out immediately,
bin ning the caboose and coach and also
burning Conductor Gale to a crisp.
Htrnck by a Train.
Anderson, Cal., April 2.—The local
northbound passenger train struck and
probably fatally injured 11. H. Nunnally
of this place. One arm was crushed, be
sides severe internal injuries. The in
jured man w as formerly Assessor of Lake
county. Deafness prevented his noticing
the approach of the train.
Later.—Nunnally has died.
Teachers at Healdsburg.
Healdsuprg, Cal., April 2.—ln the
Teachers' Institute this morning the
programme began by a practical demon
stration of the value of the kindergarten
system, which was discussed by Mrs.
Edith Style; literary science, by Miss
Gertrude Mason ; morals and manners,
by W. S. Monroe. This afternoon short
addresses were delivered by Ira G.
Hoitt, State Superintendent; and Will
S. Monroe gave his farewell address. Dr.
A. C. Hirst lectured tonight. The
teachers were given a drive to Litton
Springs and about the city this evening.
A Missing Bark Heard' From.
Tacoma, April 2.—Balfour, Guthrie &
Go. have received news from the bark
Embleton, which was dismasted last
fall, while en route from to
Tacoma, and was supposed to be lost,
the advices received were that she left
the Falkland islands late in February,
having put in for repairs. It will take
her three months to reach here. She
vill arrive here about the last of May.
THE DENVER SUICIDE.
COUNT SCHEMMERMAN YON HART
Ho Hailed Formerly From Los Angeles.
Married an Heiress Here—Tried to Kill
Her—Was Convicted and Sent to Fol
som—Will be Buried Here.
San Francisco, April 2. —A Denver
dispatch to a local paper says: Count
yon Hartman, who committed suicide
here yesterday, held out for some time
at San Francisco, but finally drifted to
fx is Ajigeles, where he married a woman
who owned considerable property, and
who had been married twice before.
One night the Count returned home
Und a quarrel ensued. The trouble was
temporarily patched np and both re
tired. During the night, however, the
husband brooded over the affair, and
finally he determined to kill his wife.
He silently stole out of bed, procured a
revolver, which he placed within a few
inches of her head, and fired.
The ball whizzed through her hair,
but luckily inflicted only a scalp wound.
Thinking his wife dead, the dissolute
nobleman picked up his clothing and
fled. He was finally run down, and it
was with considerable difficulty that the
Sheriff prevented a mob from lynching
him. When the case came to trial the
Count was convicted and sentenced to
the penitentiary at Folsom for a term of
one year, when he was liberated. A
few weeks ago he wrote his wife begging
her forgiveness, and asked her to come
and meet him at Denver. He ar
rived here a few days ago, and
has been carousing ever since.
Yesterday morning he called on Fred.
Mendel and asked for the loan of $3, as
he required it for a very important mat
j ter. Mendel refused to give the money
ito him, knowing he would squander it,
but he secured it from some other friend.
This was the money he used in purchas
ing a revolver. A peculiar fact connected
with the suicide was the place where the
bullet entered. It was the exact spot
selected by the Count when he attempted
to kill his wife. The woman is expected
in this city today to take the body back
to Los Angeles. The suicide is the result
i of dissipation.
A serious cave occurred at the Ontario
mine on Boyse mountain, Idaho, killing
! J. F. Kunkle, a miner.
Ed Tenyck, formerly of Del Mar, was
killed Monday by falling timber in the
Elsinore mine, at Alamo.
At Santa Ana a meeting of represent
ative citizens agreed to assist in estab
lishing a permanent exhibit of Southern
California products at Chicago.
James H. Hanson, founderof Hanson
ville, is dead. He was a well-known
pioneer of Yuba county, and at one
time its representative in the Legisla
At Portland the switchmen on the
Union Pacific, who struck Tuesday
evening, returned to work the next day,
the company having acceded to their
demands for a 10 per cent increase in
At Santa Rosa 1,060 votes were palled
in the city election, the largest vote
ever polled" in a city election there. The
Republicans carried nearly the entire
ticket, but much scratching was done.
Pioneers Going to Visit the Capitol.
G. A. R. Reunions on the Tapis.
Sacramento, Cal., April 2. —Governor
Waterman has received a letter from
Governor Brackett, of Massachusetts,
stating that the Society of California
Pioneers of New England is to make
an excursion to this State, and will be in
California April 25th, 26th and 27th.
Governor Brackett desires that Governor
Waterman shall name a date when the
visitors can visit the capitol. Governor
Waterman has replied, fixing the date
for their call at the capitol for the even
ing of April 26th.
G. A. R. Reunions.
Governor Waterman and staff have
received invitations to the annual re
union of the G. A. R. of Northern Cali
fornia, which coa.enes at Red Bluff on
April 17th, and to a meeting at San Jose
on April 11th,when General Alger, Com
mai.der-w-Qa|f of the u.,A. R., will
be present, Th > invitations have been
OLD WORLD NEWS.
Russian Students Continue
Many of Them Arrested and
Sensational Rumors About the Czar
Emm Pasha Heads a German Expedition
in Africa—His Course Censured
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
St. Petersburg, April 1. —In conse
quence of the discovery of a conspiracy
among the students, the university
here and the institution of technology
have been closed by the authorities.
Count Delianoff, Minister of Public
Instruction, has refused to receive a pe
tition, recently prepared by students of
the university, asking for a reduction in
the entrance fees, the unrestricted ad
mission of news and the equality of male
and female students. Three hundjred
excited university students assembled
today, intending to march to the Minis
try of Public Instruction, but the police
intervened and arrested 175 of theiik.
Three hundred students of the techno
logical institute, and many pupils of the
school of forestry and academy of inedi- j
cine, have been arrested for taking part j
in seditious meetings.
At Moscow fifteen students were ar- |
rested and will l>e tried on the charge of
being political revolutionists. Forty
two have been expelled from the univer
sity. Forty-four will be subjected to
minor punishments, and the remainder
will be released. The disorder is con
sidered to be a sign of revolutionary
plans in connection with agitation in
foreign countries regarding the treat
ment of political prisoners in Siberia. It
is not thought that the movement has
the slightest prospect of success.
Sixty-seven students at Charkoff
university were arrested, and eleven ex
London, April 2. —The Telegraph's St.
Petersburg correspondent says the
peasants are rising in Riazan and blood
lias already been shed. The agitation is
spreading to Finland and Poland, and
gendarmes and Cossacks have been sent
to quell the disorder. Excitement is in
tense. Everybody sympathizes with the
THE DARK CONTINENT.
Kiuin Pasha Again Going Into the In
Zanzibar, April 2. —Emm Pasha has
finally accepted a proposal made to him
by Major Wissmann and entered the
German service. He will leave Bago
moyo in the middle of April for Victoria
Nyanza, accompanied by a large caravan
and 200 Soudanese troops.
A proclamation has been circulated,
signed "Emm" and addressed to the
Arab police. In it the author vehe
mently and absolutely disclaims being
concerned in any way whatever With
Stanley and the English in the recent
civil action against Tippoo Tib. The
Arabs are amused.
London, April 2. —The Times has an
editorial reproaching Emm Pasha. It
points out that after British money and
enterprise extricated him from his un
tenable position, he is now assisting
Germany in an unti-British movement.
A Truce in Zanzibar.
Bwana Heri, chief of the insurgents,
has concluded peace with the Germans.
At the request of the latter he will re
turn to Sandani, from which place
two German expeditions recently at
tempted to expel him. Wissmann has
forbidden caravans to enter the German
sphere of influence north of the Tanga
unless they have received special per
mission. The German consul accom-.
panied by two gunboats, is paying an
official visit to the Sultan of Witu.
The Somali War.
Aden, April 2. —The British expedi
tion, recently sent out against the Soma
lis having failed to accomplish its mis
sion, another expedition has been
started. A belligerent tribe has made
another attack upon the Buthai
people and defeated them with terrible
Peters and Tiedemann Safe.
Cologne, April 2. —The Gazette pub
lishes the news from Mombassa that
Lieutenant Ehlero, who left Pangini for
Mount Kilima-Njaro with a detachment
of Major Wissmann's troops, sent a
dispatch stating that Dr. Peters and
Lieutenant Tiedemann, with forty
porters belonging to Dr. Peters's party,
are safe, and Lieutenant Tiedemann is
suffering from a wound.
News Erhoes from Different Parts of the
Liverpool, April 2.—The City of Taris
Next Friday, Saturday and Monday
will be holidays in the" grain and.pro
The new White Star line steamer
Majestic sailed for New York on her
maiden voyage today.
London, April 2. —During the races at
Fowey, Cornwall, today, the grand stand
collapsed. Two bundred persons' were
thrown to the ground thirty feet, and
many injured; some fatally.
Berlin, April 2. —The kreuz Zeitung
says the Czar is suffering from fainting
St. Petersburg, April 2.—lt is
learned from a reliable source that the
report that the Czar has been attacked
by a sudden illness, is untrue. The Czar
is enjoying perfect health.
Paris, April. 1. —Doiri Jfpedro, ex-
Emperor of Brazil, has remsed to ac
cept the proceeds of the forced sale of
his Brazilian property ordered by the
Lisbon, April 2.—The cabinet has
■ been reconstructed. Pimental Prime
i London, April 2.—The Berlin corres
• pondent of the Chronicle says a partially
I successful attempt has been made upon
i the life of the Czar.
The Servian agent will leave Sofia to
-SsB A YE ARK—
Buys the Daily Hekald and *
the Wpeki.v HeraM). ,
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. ,
morrow. A rupture between Servia and
Bulgaria ia imminent. The trouble is
said to have been fomented by Russia.
The Morning Pout advises the Govern
ment to stop building ironclads, which
will soon become worthless, and imitate
the marine policy of the United States
in constructing fast cruisers like the
MEXICAN CONGRESS CONVENES.
President Diaz's Message Read—Extracts
City of Mexico, April2.—Both Houses
of Congress opened last evening. Presi
dent Diaz's message was received. He
says good effects are expected to follow the
deliberations of the Pan-American Con
ference for the new world, and the Mari
time Congress at Washington for the
nations at large. The message refers to
the United States for the slighting re
marks of Consul Mizner when he pre
sented bis credentials to Costa Rica, and
states that the United States promised
to take into consideration the protest of
Mexico against bringing the Apache
prisoners near the Mexican frontier.
The- Government at Washington, the
message says, refused to consider the
proposition of the Los Angeles Chamber
of Commerce for the acquisition of
Lower California. His Excellency calls
attention to the decision of the United
States Courts in the matter of the fraud
ulent Abra-Weil claims, and states that
the last installment of the debt to the
United States Government was paid in
January last. It is expected that fort
of this money will be refunded, ow
to the bogus nature of some of the
claims. Mexico, Diaz says, will encour
age railroad building. The progres • <>.'
the work done in this direction, and I he
development of postal and teleg: mh
facilities are summarized. The financial
condition of the republic is declared to
be flourishing, and Mexico's credit
abroad is stronger than ever before.
The message recommends retrenchment
in the expenses of the Government.
CORBETT WILLING TO MEET SUL
LIVAN WITH GLOVES.
He is Ready to Talk Business With the
Big Champion — The Olympic Club
Tells Hun to Go In and Fight
New Yoev, April 2.—Jim Corbett, or
the "California Wonder," as he has
been styled sinoe he defeated Kilrain,
when spoken to about his proposed con
test with John L. Sullivan, said: "lam
willing to meet Sullivan in any business
office he may please to name, .0 arrange
terms for a fourround contest with
gloves, within two weeks. This is the
only stipulation I must insist upon. My
leave of absence has nearly expired, and
it is imperative- that I return to my
duties at the Olympic.Athletic Club. If
Mr. Sullivan will agree to the time stip
ulated, I feel sure a match can be ar
Corbett spoke throughout the inter
view with modesty; in fact it was a
difficult matter to get him to say a word
about the contest, for fear, as he said,
people would think him boastful.
San Francisco, April 2. —The Chronicle
will say tomorrow regarding the Sullivan-
Corbett match, that while the directors
of the Olympic Club have taken no
formal action in the matter, one member
took it upon himself to visit all the
others today, and as the result a tele
gram was sent to Corbett tonight, tell
ing him: to fight and fight bard, as the
best wishes of the club were with him.
OUR MERCHANT MARINE.
How to Place It on an Equality With
That of Other Nations.
Washington, April 2. —The House
committee on merchant marine and fish
eries today reported a bill "to place the
American merchant marine engaged in :
foreign trade, upon an equality with that
of other nations." The principal provis
ions of the bill have already been given.
The report accompanying it says in part:
The ocean transportation of the United
States averaged $240,000,00(1 annually the
past ten years. Taking our share of this
trade at 75 per cent.,we have the amount
of $180,000,000, ten per cent, of which is
$18,1X10,000. Surely it would not be a
bad investment for a nation to pay out
$18 annually to secure an opportunity to
earn $180, but if this is too large, make
it 5 per cent. That would be double
what the bounty bill will call
for. In the ten ye&rt to
come, the estimate of the committee is
that, under the terms of the bill, the
payment in Iwunties for the first year
would be: For sail vessels, $1,644,811);
steam vessels, $1,715,922 ; total, $3,360,
--751. The annual increase would be
about 5 per cent., so it would be ejght
years before the annual bounty 1 will
amount to $5,000,000.
Representative Fithian submitted the.
report of the minority, which says a
subsidy would be creating and fostering
a privileged class at the expense of the
whole people. The minority believe
that the most effective way to bring
about a revival of the shipping industry
is for Congress to place all materials
used in the construction of ships upon
the free list; repeal all laws in restraint
of trade; repeal restrictive navigation
laws, and permit merchants to buy their
ships where they can buy them cheap
est, and sail them under the American
Players' League Affairs.
New York, April 2. —The conference
of the directors of the Players' National
Baseball League today was harmonious.
Those delegates who had in' mind the
alteration of the entire schedule evi
dently saw no chance to carry their
point, and the subject was not broached.
An important change was made by
amending the opening dates so that the
seasons of both the National and Play
ers' League will open the same day, April
19tlv This change will have the effect
of making the Players' League more
aggressive, and silences the National
League, who claimed that the players
were afraid to clash with them in dates.
The deserter question was prompt I.
settled by a decision that Beekley, Mul
vey and llelehanty should be reinstated
if the directors passed a unaniniouu vote
to that effect. No exhibitions will be