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VOL. XXXIII.—NO. IHO.
Terrific Storms in Western
Unlucky Johnstown Again
Friarhtfol Havoc Created by Cyclones
Atmospheric Disturbances Kxtending
From the Gulf to Canada—Lives Lost
and Property Destroyed.
Associated Picas Dispatches.!
PITTSBURG, April 9. —Western Penn
sylvania was visited by a severe vain,
wind and electric storm this morning.
Great damage was done, and at least
tw<> lives Avere lost. In the city a num
ber of houses were struck by lightning,
and several persona were stunned, but
not seriously injured. Rain fell in tor
rents, flooding cellars and causing small
streams to overflow. At West Elizabeth,
two children of George Beattie were
drowned while crossing Lobb's run. At
Indiana a flouring mill was struck by
lightning and burned. In Westmore
land county rain fell in torrents for two
hours. All the streams overflowed their
banks, and much property was washed
away. At Perm Station a number of
families were compelled to vacate their
houses. Up the Manor valley the great
est damage was done. Most of the
bridges were carried away, and the
Manor Valley railway was badly washed
out. The county roads are deeply gut
ted, rendering travel dangerous. At
Tyrone the Juniata river is over banks,
houses and lots are inundated, and peo
ple are compelled to move. In Cambria
county the Conemaugh river and Stony
creek are again raging, and the lower
portion of Johnstown is again under
water. Several bridges have been
washed away, and operations at the
mills suspended. At 8 o'clock tonight
the water was two feet deep in the tele
Johnstown, Pa., April 9.—A terrific
wind storm today caused the Conemaugh
river to rise rapidly, and a large part of
the town is flooded, but at !) p. m. the
highest point seems to have been
reached. Tho whole borough of Wood
vale is flooded to a depth of two to four
feet. The lower floors of sixty or sev
enty buildings are covered with water.
The gas works arc flooded, and there is
10 light tonight, except that of lamps
and candles. All the bridges have been
washed out except the Pennsylvania
railroad bridge, which is the only means
of communication with thejother side.
Considerable damage has been done to
the Cambria mills. It is thought the
water will recede tomorrow.
CYCLONES IN OHIO.
Fearful Havoc Created By Tuesday
Akbon, 0., April 9. —A terrific wind
storm visited Springfield township last
night, doing considerable damage.
Several farm houses and outbuildings
were demolished and crops ruined. Two
or three people were slightly injured.
Later reports show that the storm
was moßt severe about two miles north
west of Sharon, Mayne county. In ten
minutes it leveled everything in its
track, over six miles of farm lands for a
width of thirty rods, demolished dozens
of buildings, killed one man, fatally in
jured a man and woman and seriously
hurt others. Large trees were cut down
like corn stalks.
The storm first struck the farm of
James Hartman. From there it went to
three other farms in a direct line, tear
ing up everything in its path, the occu
pants of buildings escaping by seeking
refuge in the cellars. Then, after cut
ting a swath through nearly a mile of
timber land, the tornado struck the farm
of Christian Walall, tearing his barn to
pieces and tipping his two-story dwell
ing over on its side. Matthew Brom
ley's barn was carried several rods and
dashed to splinters, Mr. Bromley being
fatally injured. The storm then visited
the farm of Hugh Franks, where the de
struction was complete, the house and
out-buildings being shaken to frag
ments. Franks was killed and his wife
After this the tornado evidently rose
high in the air, and jumping over the
southern part of this city, dropped down
upon Springfield township with the re
sult mentioned above. From there the
storm trailed along into Starke county,
leaving debris scattered over a stretch
of fifteen miles.
The loss amounts to many thousands
of dollars. This is the first tornado or
cyclone storm which has ever visited
Nobwalk, 0., April 9. —In last night's
cyclone Dora Halmer was killed and half
a dozen people were hurt.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 9, —Later re
ports from Norwalk say the damage by
Jaßt night's cyclone will amount to
$75,000. Besides Dora M. Palmer, no
other fatalities are reported, but several
people were seriously hurt. At Collins,
twenty houses, two saw mills, a factory
and a dozen barns were demolished,
trees were blown down and fences de
stroyed. Several people were hurt, and
two or three may die.
IN CHICAGO'S SUBURBS.
The Village of Highland Park Has a Terrl
, ble Visitation.
Chicago, April 9.—A terrible wind
and rain storm swept down upon the
suburban village of Highland Park late
last night, and did great damage to
property. A Catholic church was blown
over, crushing the dwelling houses of
Martin Bleetel and Michael Rafferty.
Several other buildings were badly
wrecked, but no one waß seriously in
jured. The entire fronts of several stores
were blown in, and the tin roof of a big
block ripped off and banged about the
streets for several minutes, creating no
end of terror. Considerable damage
was also done at Lake Forest.
Great Destruction in Virginia.
Roanoke, Va., April 9. —A tornado
passed over this section of the State this
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
evening. In this city the cast house at
the Crozier Iron Works was demolished.
Three laborers were killed and one
fatally hurt. Nearly a hundred build
ings in the course of erection were totally
demolished. The Salem furnace was
blown down and one man was slightly
hurt. The loss here will he over $100,
Richmond, Va., April 9. —A violent
gale, accompanied by heavy rain, did
great damage to frail buildings tonight,
and several people were slightly in
Gale on Lake Huron.
Goderh-h, Out., April 9. —A terrific
gale on Lake Huron today caused the
loss of lumber and fishing boats. The
freight schooner Passican, manned by
the three Matheson boys, is missing,
and it is feared all are lost.
An Electric Storm In York State.
Nvack, N. V., April 9. —A terrific
thunder and lightning storui this morn
ing destroyed half a dozen barns in
Rockland county. Considerable stock
was killed by the lightning and hail.
A Tornado in the South,
Columbus, Ga., April 9. —A tornado
swept this vicinity this afternoon, and
damaged much property in this city.
Several villages in Eastern Alabama
were also badly damaged. No fatalities
Sandy Olds Sentenced.
Portland, Ore., April 9.—"Sandy"
Olds, convicted of the murder of Eiiiil
Webber last May, was today sentenced
to be hanged May 16th, next!
THE CARPENTERS' UNION FIGHT
ING- FOR RECOGNITION.
An Important Development in their Favor
—The Organization in a Fair Way of
Chicago, April t). —An important de
velopment in favor of the striking car
penters was learned tonight. A com
mittee of non-union master carpenters
called on the strike committee this even
ing, and had a lengthy conference.
There are 1,500 or 1,600 of these small
bosses in the city, employing nearly, if
not quite, half the journeymen, and they
object to the 110 large bosses who com
pose the Builders' Exchange, monopo
lizing and controlling all the business.
They proposed to the men to form
an alliance with the strikers.
They are and have been willing to grant
the men's demands, but the action of
the association masters has locked them
out. This they resent) and a meeting
has been called for tomorrow to form an
association. One of their leaders said
late tonight: "You can say that within
a day or two tbe association of bosses
will have all these men at work again,
at union rates and hours, while the Car
penters and Builders' Association will
find itself reduced to the necessity of
coming to the strikers' terms, or remain
ing without them."
This arrangement, if made, will result
in more than half the strikers going
back, and will strengthen the cause of
the others immensely.
Otherwise than the above, there was
no change of note in the carpenters'
strike today. The strikers have pickets
at all the depots and suburban towns,
and whenever they find men coming to
town to work, they generally succeed in
inducing them not to. The strike is
costing over $35,000 a week, but they
say they are prepared for an all-summer
siege. When their money is exhausted
they claim they will fall back
on the National Council, behind
which is the Federation of Labor.
They claim to be supported by every
labor organization in the United States.
The struggle is for the recognition of the
union, and the bosses declare they will
not grant this.
The cigar-makers' troubles took a new
turn this morning, when fifty non-union
men, employed at the Columbia factory,
struck for higher wages. While they
were negotiating with'irepresentatives of
the Cigar-makers' Union, with a view
to joining that body, two of their leaders
were arrested on the charge of intimida
Central Pacific Officials.
San Fbancisco, April 9. —The direc
tors of the Central Pacific railroad who
were elected yesterday met today and
selected the following officers: Presi
dent, Leland Stanford; first vice-presi
dent, C. P. Huntington; second vice
president, C. F. Crocker; third vice
president, A. N. Towne; treasurer,
Timothey Hopkins; secretary and con
troller, E. H. Miller, Jr. The annual
meetings of the various branches of the
Southern Pacific Company were held to
day, and the old officers and directors
Richmond, Va., April 9. —The United
States Circuit Court Grand Jury today
indicted Preston Belvin, president of the
Powhatton Club; A. G. Smith, Jr.,nom
inee for Commonwealth Attorney; A. B.
Guigion, E. C. Tate and others, for com
bining to delay and prevent voting in
the first precinct of Jackson ward, at the
election held November 6,1889, for mem
ber of Congress. All the parties are
New York, April 9.—The Methodist
Episcopal conference has petitioned Con
gress to contribute educational aid to
such States as will accept the same.
Complete legal prohibition is endorsed
by the conference; also the establish
ment of a National Methodist university,
in order to counteract the ambitious en
terprise of Papal aggrandizement at
Raymond Not Yet Resigned.
San Francisco, April 9.—Creed Hay
mond, counsel for the Southern Pacific,
stated tonight that he had not yet
handed in his resignation to the Board
of Directors, but intended to do so on
Friday or Saturday.
Paper Dealers Assign.
Philadelphia, April 9.—M. O. Raiguel
& Co., paper dealers, have assigned.
Liabilities, $100,000. The members of
the firm claim that the assets will fully
cover the indebtedness.
THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1890.
The Montana Contest Further
Turpie's Flagellation of the
The Chinese Census Bill Taken Up-
By the Senate.
Republicans Try To Obstruct Legislation
On This Important Subject - Evarts
Going to Speak.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Washington, April !).—ln the Senate
today, among the bills reported from
committee and placed on the calendar,
was the Senate bill to amend the third
section of the Interstate Commerce act.
The House bill appropriating $75,000
to supply the deficiency occasioned by
the Silcott defalcation was passed.
The Montana Contest.
The Senate then resumed considera
tion of the Montana case, and Pugh con
cluded hia argument in favor of the
Turpie presented argument on the
same side of the question. The canvass
ing board at Helena, he said, had no
right to throw out the abstract of the
returns at precinct 34. They had not
dared to throw out the abstract for
the whole county, because they
would have defeated the Repub
lican candidates for Congress. The
action of the Territorial Board of Can
vassers was an act of usurpation, and
therefore utterly void. The elimination
of precinct 34 was null, and
therefore the election of the five
delegates from Silver Bow county was
null. The word "elimination," aa used
by the Territorial canvassers, was a
mellifluous euphonism of that body for
an act of forgery. Upon a claim bo de
testably false, what legal title, he said,
could be made ? He asked whether the
abridgment of a lie was to have more
force than a whole edition, and char
acterized the rejection of the votes of
precinct 34 as an act of "strangling" on
the part of the "three thugs of the re
Further on he spoke of the canvassing
board as a triple coil of adders, com
posed of "a Chief Justice from Verulam,
a Secretary from Sodom and a Governor
from Gomorrah," and wound up with a
scathing denunciation of all concerned.
In the course of the discussion as to
the time for a vote, it was stated by Mor
gan that the Democratic Senators were
ready to vote upon the question without
The offer was accepted on the Repub
lican side, but the arrangement was de
feated by Call taking the floor and stat
ing his desire to address the Senate on
the subject tomorrow.
The Chinese Census Bill.
The Montana election case having been
laid aside, Hale asked unanimous con
sent to have the Chinese Enumeration
bill taken up, but Evarts objected, and
then Hale made a formal motion to that
effect. The motion met with resistance
on the Republican side, but all the Dem
ocrats sided with Hale, and the vote re
sulted : yeas 39, nays 19, and the bill was
Hale said lie did not desire to take up
time with the bill, and was willing to
proceed with the vote on the pending
Evarts said he regarded the amend-,
ments reported by the census committee
as an improvement on the bill, and was
willing they should be adopted, but as
to the merits of the bill itself, it was his
design and his duty to debate it, and his
duty to debate it at some length.
Mitchell explained the purpose of some
amendments which he offered. He did
not like the bill very well as it came
from the House, but as amended by the
Senate committee it was, he said, abso
lutely worthless and insufficient. He
desired to have the pending bill amended
to' require Chinese to show that they
were residents on the Ist of October,
1888, the date of the Scott exclusion act,
instead of (as the Senate amendment
proposed) on the Ist of June, 1890. He
asked Hale whether he was willing to
give a certificate that should be good as
a "ticket of leave" or a "ticket of stay"
to those Chinese who> got into the
country unlawfully, Bince October, 1888.
Hale admitted that he was willing to
give amnesty to 500 or 600 Chinese per
sons who came since October, 1888, for
the sake of closing the doors in the
Hearst said his idea and notion of leg
islation on the subject was the passage
of a law that would exclude the Chinese
from coming to this country after a cer
tain date, but would treat" the Chinese
already here fairly.
Mitchell agreed with Hearst, and de
sired to have the law exclude all Chin
ese except members of the diplomatic
Dawes wanted to know what use
there would be in having Chinese diplo
mats admitted if they had no Chinese
interests to look after.
"I would rather never see a Chinese
diplomat here," was Mitchell's reply,
"than permit the country to be overrun
by the yellow hordes of the Chinese Em
Without action the Senate adjourned.
The Naval Question Again Under Con
Washington, April 9.—ln the House
today, on motion of Struble, of lowa,
the Senate amendment, was non-con
curred in to the House bill providing for
townsite entries of land in Oklahoma,
and a conference was ordered.
The House then went into committee
of the whole on the Naval Appropriation
Wilkins, of Louisiana, said he would
not emulate Great Britain in building
ships, but China had a better fighting
armament today than the United States.
This Government had been taking
extreme measures with China. T * wis
part of proper precaution to bu
which could cope with those of nations
upon which contumely had t ast.
He advocated the establishment of a
navy yard at Algiers, Louisiana.
Adams, of Illinois, said the people he
represented were anxious for a navy
yard at the mouth of the Mississippi
Coleman, of Louisiana, advocated New
Pending final action, the committee
rose and the House adjourned.
Shot Her Father.
Omaha, Neb., April 9 Nickol
aon threatened his son-in-law John
Burbank with an axe and afterwards
chased his daughter with a pitchfork.
She escaped by good luck. Nickolson
was arrested, but released yesterday on
bail. In the morning he met his daugh
ter on the street and the quarrel was
renewed. Mrs. Burbank drew a revol
ver and shot her father in the leg and
thigh, and as he fell attempted to blow
his brains out, but was disarmed. She
is under arrest. Nickolson is an old
man, and will probably die.
A Switchman Killed.
LATUBOr, Cal., April 9. —This evening
E. Powers was run over and instantly
killed while switching in the Lathrop
yard. He endeavored to step on the front
end of an engine, missed his footing,
went under and was terribly mangled.
He came here from Sacramento on the
Joined the State Board of Trade.
Redwood City, Cal., April 9. —The
Board of Supervisors of San Mateo
county decided today to affiliate with the
State Board of Trade. C. E. Knapp, of
San Mateo, has been appointed member
of the State organization, to represent
WHICH WILL WIN?
THE SOUTHERN NEGRO VERSUS
THE WESTERN HOG.
Colored Agriculturists File Objections
Against the Conger Lard Compound
Bill—Republican Party Threatened.
Washinoton, April 9. —By request the
House committee on agriculture today
reopened the hearing on the Conger
Compound bill, and the Butter
worth Anti-Option bill, both of which
have been reported to the House with
favorable recommendation. On the first
named bill, A. Graves, repre
senting the Georgia Agricultural
Association, and J. Pennoyer
Jones, representing the colored cotton
farmers and planters of Arkansas (both
colored), made arguments against its
Graves pleaded for the protection of
the cotton-seed industry against the
burdens imposed by the bill, on the
ground that it had contributed more
•than anything else to improve the con
dition of the colored farmers and labor
ers of the South. To pass this bill, he
asserted, would be the entering wedge
which would separate the colored people
from the Republican party.
Jones, in the course of his arguments,
said if cotton-seed oil must be taxed why
not tax Western hogs? Why break
down one industry that another should
be protected? The Republican party is
committed to the policy of the protec
tion of American industries: but had it
placed in the Chicago platform the
singular creed that one industry should
be taxed to death that another might
be protected, the party would have been
buried so deep by the weight of public
disfavor that Gabriel's trumpet would
not awaken them. The system inaugu
rated by the Republican party of taxing
one industry to protect another will be
resented by tne great mass of the people,
ami the part}' that insanely attempts it
will he hurled from power.
"The Democratic party," Jones said,
"is Committed to free trade. If there is
anything in their professions we confi
dently look to them to defeat this most
pernicious measure. The bill, stripped
of all disguise, resolves itself into this
condition: The Western hog against
the Southern negro. Which will win ?
There are over two hundred oil mills,
mostly in the South. They employ
nearly 75,000 persons, more than three
fourths of whom Are colored men. At
least three persons are dependent upon
each of these senenty-five thousand for
support. The passage of this bill would
close up many of these mills and throw
thousands ot dependent people out of
employment, and entail hardship and
want upon the people least able to stand
it. And all this to protect the Western
The Billiard Tournament.
Chicago, April 9. —At the matinee
game in the billiard tournament, be
tween Catton and Heiser, the play was
slow on both sides, and brilliant shots
were the exception and not the rule.
The game was rather closely played
throughout, and at the end of "the
twenty-fifth innings each had 167 points.
In tile next two innings Catton, by
magnificent playing, won the game.
Score: Catton," 260; average, 9 7-27;
best run, 74. Heiser, 169; average,
6 13-36; best run, 25. The game
this evening between Schaeffer and Ives
was a walk-over for the former, although
he was to play 500 points against Ives'
275. The game was the most remarkahle
in the present tournament, Schaeffer
beating the highest run which had been
made by Slosson. In the eleventh in
ning the "wizard" scored 200 and then
missed an easy two-cushioned shot.
Ives' playing throughout the game was
very tame. Score, Schaeffer 500, aver
age 38 6-13; highest runs 130 and 200.
Ives 52, average 4, highest 14.
Granite Contract Awarded.
Sacramento, April 9. —At a meeting
of the Board of State Prison Directors,
at the Golden Eagle hotel this morning,
Daniel Sherrin was awarded a license
for taking granite from the grounds at
San Quentin. He will pay the State
3>j cents a ton for loose rock and 10
cents for building rock. The prison
directors reserve the right to terminate
the contract w r henever deemed necessary
to the interests of the State.
Manvel Reducing Salaries.
Boston, April 9.—President Manvel
has reduced the Atchison salary list
$500,000, and will reduce the operating
The Boston traveller says all advices
from Magoun and Reinhart, of the Atch
( iei n > stem, now in California, are of a
I most atisLctory character.
A PLAGUE OF MICE.
A Terrible Scourge in
Field Mice Overrunning the
Devouring; Everything- Before Them.
Dogs Killed and Eaten.
Thoy Swim Rivers and Climb Mountains.
Nothing Can Stop Their
Associated Press Dispatches. I
New York, April 9. —According to a
cable dispatch, a terrible plague has
awept over a large section of Southern
Russia. Millions of field mice have over
run the provinces, and are passing
northward. They have ruined culti
vateds field, completely gutted graneries
wheat stacks, and killed and eaten sev
eral hundred dogs. They swim rivers
and climb mountains, and there seems
to be no way either of exterminating
them or arresting their progress.
AND STILL THEY COME.
More Chinamen Smuggled Across the
Border at Detroit.
Detroit, April 9. —Monday afternoon
the Detroit custom house officials re
ceived word of the presence of four
strange Chinese, in Windsor. They
were duly watched, but threw
the United States officers off
their guard, and during the night
were ferried across to Detroit and
spirited away by their compatriots, or
agents of the institution, which seems to
be carrying on a wholesale Chinese im
portation business along the border
near here. Wun Wan Wen, of Toronto,
is at the head of the business.
Trying to Cross at Niagara.
Niagara Falls, April 9. —Four China
men made two unsuccessful attempts to
smuggle themselves into the United
States yesterday, once in the closet of a
car which crossed the bridge during the
day, and again at night, when they
rowed over the river. The second failure
was due to their being discovered by
American customs officers. The China
men have left for Toronto.
Two More Caught In Tia Juana.
San Dieoo, April 9. —Two more Chin
ese were caught at Tia Juana this fore
noon, while trying to steal across the
line, making twenty-five apprehended
A Jury Appointed to Witness Kemmler's
Albany, April 9. —There was an im
portant consultation today to decide
who should form the jury to witness the
first electrical execution in the
State. It was finally decided to
form a jury of scientific ex
perts, among whom will be Elbridge
T. Gerry and other members of the com
mission who reported in favor of this
mode of execution. A member of the
Associated Press will be made one of
the party to witness Kemmler's death.
He will not be asked to
give any pledge that he will
not violate the provisions of the law
with reference to publishing details, but
the law will be read to him. He must
be prepared to take the responsibility if
he violates it, either for the purpose of
testing its constitutionality or any other
The Leading News of the Old World
Hector Ilenoteau, the French painter,
A railway train was thrown down an
embankment at Frankfort, Germany;
twenty-seven workmen were injured.
It is stated that Emperor William has
written the Czar, urgently advising him
to make liberal concessions to the people.
Buwana, Heri andlcasi, the insurgent
leaders, and the remnant of their fol
lowers, have surrendered to Major Wiss
The Brazilian Government has
promulgated decrees for the liberty of
the press, and liberty of associations and
The Emperor attended a dinner given
in his honor by Herbert Bismarck.
Among those present were Caprivi and
twelve other ministers and generals.
The London Times' correspondent at
Rome says: It is reported that an in
quiry into the municipal finances reveals
a state of bankruptcy, exceeding the
worst anticipations. Numerous failures
St. Petersburg information from pri
vate sources is to the effect that the
Czar still remains in a terribly nervous
condition, while the Czarina is threat
ened with insanity.
The appeals on behalf of Richard
Davies, an eighteen-year-old boy, and
his brother George, 16 years old, sen
tenced to death for the murder of their
father at Crewe, England, were unavail
ing. Both were hanged.
It is stated that Emperor William
will appoint a court of nonor to deal
with quarrels between officers of the
army. The Emperor will only permit a
duel for a blow, or an insult "to a lady
relative or fiancee, when the offender re
fuses to apologize.
The Hamburg-American line's steamer
Augusta Victoria, having been fitted with
new three-bladed screws, instead of the
screws with four blades hitherto used,
averaged a speed of twenty knots (equal
to twenty-three miles) an hour during
an eight hours' trial.
La Paix (a French paper, supposed to
be inspired) says there is talk of the
fossibility of an agreement between
ranee and Germany, to be followed by
a general disarmment. La Paix thinks
Emperor William will not shrink from
any means to attain this end.
A meeting of German workmen was
held at Olten. Two hundred and forty
seven delegates, representing 120,000
workmen of various trades, were pres
ent. Resolutions were adopted favoring
the formation of trades unions and acci
dent insurance funds, and calling for
amendments to the factory laws.
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Buys the Daily Herald and
$2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
Governor Jackson, of Maryland, has
signed the Australian Ballot bill.
At Worcester, Mass., Fred Kimball,
teller of the People's Savings Bank is
missing, as is also $43,500 of the bank's
At Galveston, Texas, the Texas Stand
ard Cotton-Seed Oil Mill and Refinery
burned Tuesday night. Loss, $200,000;
fully covered by insurance.
Fred Medhurßt, cashier of the First
National Bank of Minot, Dak., has dis
appeared. Three thousand dollars of
the bank's funds are missing.
James Monroe Shellenburger, a mem
ber of the Pennsylvania State Board of
Charities, is missing, and it is charged
that his accounts are $3,000 short.
At Lexington, Ky., eleven cottages,
tenanted by negroes, and two fine stables
on the race track were burned Tuesday
night. The thoroughbreds in the stables
were gotten out safely. Loss, $17,000.
Near West Point, Ky., a derrick used
in repairing a railway trestle, broke, and
four workmen were precipitated 125 feet
into the gulch below and killed. Sev
eral other men were painfully hurt.
Washinoton, April 9. —The Republi
can members of the ways and means
committee were in conference this after
noon, adding the finishing touches to
the Tariff bill. The most important
change made was in the schedule relat
ing to fine linens, and here the commit
tee reconsidered all former action, wiped
out the provision that increased the
duty to be collected in 1894, and fixed
the rates as they stand in the existing
THE COLD WATER PARTY.
ASSEMBLING OF THE ANNUAL
A Row Over the Temporary Organization
—General John Bid-well Says He Does
Not Want to Be Governor.
San Fbancisco, April 9. —The regular
annual State Convention of the Prohibi
tion party convened at Pioneer hall, this
morning. Nearly all the prominent
Prohibitionists of the State were present.
The convention was called to order by
Rev. George Morris, chairman of
the executive committee, He related
the objects of the conven
tion, and called the memfx
of the committee upon the platfori
The exercises were opened with tl
singing of the anthem "America," fo
lowed by prayer from Rev. J. Maude,
"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," wa
rendered by Mrs. Dr. Spencer.
An attempt was made then to call the
roll. It was proceeded with for about
twenty minutes, when a scene was
created by several delegates rising and
objecting to the proceedings until a
regular presiding officer was chosen.
No attention was paid to them. Then a
general clamor arose. Chauncey H.
Dunn took a stand in front
of the chairman's table and moved
that a president be chosen at once. A
general cry went up from both sides,
while the secretary stood with the roll
in his hand, watching the tumult. E.
F. Dinsmore,of Benicia, shouted: "Those
in favor of General John Bidwell, of
Chico, acting as chairman of this con-:
vention, right now, say aye."
The ayes carried it with a will, and the
General was seated. A. J. Waterhouse,
of Stockton, was elected to the office of
secretary. ■ , ...
The main object of the convention
having been achieved, the chair ap
pointed the following committee on cre
dentials : Will D. Gould, T. B. Stewart,
G. M. Roberts, C. W. Peddar and J. F.
An adjournment was then taken till
At the evening session the committees
on organization and order of business,
platform and finance were appointed,
and the first-named|committee reported,
recommending L. W. Elliott, of Stock
ton, for permanent chairman. General
Bidwell, who was announced as a candi
date for Governor, asked the convention
to respect his wishes that he be not
nominated. The convention the n ad
journed until tomorrow.
A Fast Mile lit Made at the San Jose
San Jose, April 9. —The closing day of
the Blood-Horse Association took plaoe
The mile stake, all ages—Kitty Van
won, Daisy D. second, Fannie F. third;
The Lick House stake, 2-year-olds, five
furlongs—Joe Woodman won, Bon Ton
second, Pimero third; time, I:O4J^.
The Hobson stakes, all ages, one and
one-fourth miles—Ed McGinnis first,
Oro second, Sacramento third; time,
The Sprinter stake, quarter-mile dash
and repeat, all ages—Sunday won the
second and third heats and the race;
Comet taking the first heat; time of
each heat, 24 seconds.
New Orleans, April 9. —Cloudy and
windy; track fast. Five furlongs—Vat
tell won, Peanut second, Regardless
third; time, 1:02 U.
Six furlongs—Maggie G. won, Skobe
lofi' second, Bonnie Annie third; time,
Five furlongs—Puente won, Miss Fran
cis second, School Girl third; time, 1:02.
Free handicap, seven furlongs—Ormie
won, Ruby second, Jay Cocks third;
Three-year-olds and upward, handicap,
mile and sixteenth —Tudor won, Buckler
second, Bonnie King third; time, I:29J£.
Randall Suffers a Relapse.
Washington, April 9. —Ex-Speaker
Randall experienced another relapse,
after passing a bad night. His condition
this morning is much worse than yester- .
Dr. Mallar, Randall's physician, said
this afternoon that the condition of the
patient was very serious, although Ran
dall was slighfly better today than last
Washington, April 9. —Representative
Randall's condition tonight is just about
( st night. He is, if any
t dasier, but this is due to
f . fr. the abscesses, and he may
at any tim< have a recurrence of tha
n lapsee whk sap away hia strength.