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THAT EXTRA SESSION
Pressure Is Brought to
Bear Upon the Presi
FAVORED BY DEMOCRATS.
They Wish to Redeem Their
Party While There Is
MUST DECLARE FOR SILVER.
Urged On to Action by the Growth of
Sentiment in Favor of the
"WASHINGTON. D. C, April 22.— Great
pressure is again brought to bear on Presi
dent Cleveland toward securing an extra
session of Congress. These attempts have
occurred spasmodically ever since adjourn
ment, but now there is a steady pressure,
coupled with a unanimity of purpose by
When Congress adjourned, less than
eight weeks ago, the preponderance of opin
ion among Democratic leaders throughout
the country was adverse to calling an
extra session. Tne argument was ad
vanced that such action would not only
proclaim, but practically acknowledge the
utter incompetency of the Fifty-third
Congress and its virtual incapacity to
enact financial legislation. It was then
believed that a special convening of Con
press would stultify every possibility of
Democratic success in the next national
campaign, and the prediction was freely
made that the party's return to power
would be retarded.
But that sentiment has changed, and
a large proportion of the party leaders, es
pecially among active politician?, are now
of the opinion that their political salvation
largely depends on the early calling of an
extraordinary session. These leaders,
after minsling with their constituents in
various sections of the country, reached
the conclusion that nothing but prompt
and decisive action would give the party
even a fighting chance two years hence.
The reason for this sudden and unex
pected change of sentiment v found in the
fact that since adjournment the free silver
agitation has grown up like Jonah's gourd
vine. Those in the Democratic rank-: who
advocate free silver are seized with an irre
pressible desire to commit the party to
that doctrine. Illinois took the initiative
in calling a convention to determine the
party's attitude on the subject. Missouri
and Pennsylvania are struggling to follow
this example. Minnesota and Indiana are
on the verge of an outbreak. The Legisla
ture of Tennessee has declared for bimet
allism. Other States are beginning to feel
the infection of the Jree-silver epidemic.
The Democrats uree that an extra session
would place the Republicans in the atti
tude of incorr.peteney and imbecility now
ascribed to the Democrats of the Fifty
third Congress. The result would be. it is
urged, a division of the Republicans into
factions. The Democrats would have
nothing to lose, ami might be greatly bene
fited by the internal die-sension in ranks of
These arguments are now being daily
laid before President Cleveland by resident
and visiting Democratic leaders, who urge
the great party advantage to be gained by
calling upon the Fifty-fourth Congress to
make necessary alterations in the present
OP INTEREST TO THE COAST.
Pensions for Calif orni an*— Appointments
WASHINGTON, D. O, April 22.— The
following Californians have been granted
Original— Henry Elvin, San Francisco;
Oliver W. Thatcher, Caliente, Keni County :
Elizabeth F. Drory (nurse), Oakland. In
crease—William S. Walker, Los Gatos:
John G. Lemmon. Oakland. Original
widows, etc— Almira R. Costello (mother),
Oregon : Original — John Sevenoaks,
Heppner, Morrow County.
Washington: Original— Patrick McKin
ney, Vancouver; John P. Means, Skamok
aka, Wahkiakum County.
P. W. Henderson and W. W. Shaw of
Ban Francisco are at St. James Hotel.
A Postoffice has been established at
Offntt, Marin County, Cal., with Hans
Robert Stewart was to-day commis
sioned postmaster at Highland Park, Cal.
The special mail service from San Fran
cisco to Mitchell. Alaska, will be discontin
ued April 30, 1895, and the latter postoffice
DE-VF THE CHARGES.
Interstate Commerce Commission Asked
to IHsmiss Omaha. Cases.
OMAHA, Nebk., April 22.— 1n the Bridge
arbitrary and lowa rate case, to come be
fore the Interstate Commerce Commission,
the roads complained against have served
notice on Commissioner Utt that they
have filed a petition of intervention. After
reviewing the charges made by the Com
mercial Club as to discrimination in freight
rates, the notice states that they deny
many of the charges.
In the case of the Texas through rates,
in which Omaha and South Omaha are
particularly interested, they deny that
Omaha and South Omaha shippers are
subject to any undue or unreasonable pre
judice or disadvantage, or any preference
to other distributing points. In conclu
sion, they say that there has been no dis
crimination against the complainant, and
that it has no cause of action on account
of alleged facts set up in its complaint
against the defendant, and asks to be dis
missed with its costs in this behalf ex
pended. The case will be heard on the
29th tost, in this city at the Federal build
ing. Commissioners Yeomans, Veazey
and Morrison will try the case.
SHORT IN HIS ACCOVSTB.
An Ex-County Treasurer Aecuted of
filching Public Funds.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 22.— J. L.
Kline and R. H. Tyler, who have been ex
amining the Wyandotte County records,
submitted a report to the Board of County
Commissioners in Kansas City, that ex-
County Treasurer M. W. Stewart was short
$28,275 when he turned over his office to
his successor, M. G. McLean, two years
Mr. Stewart and his former bondsmen
appear not to be worried over the report.
They declare there is no ground for the
claim of a shortage, and insist that an ex
amination of the records by competent ac
countants will ahow that every dollar
taken in during his four years in office was
paid out and receipted for.
The same accountants reported several
weeks ago that If. Gk McLean, who suc
ceeded Stewart as treasurer, was short sev
eral thousand dollars in addition to
$49,000 he had on deposit in the Citizens'
Bank in Armourdale, when it failed in
Suing for a Contribution.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 22.-The
elders and deacons of the Sixth and Pros-
pect Christian Church have brought suit in
the Circuft Court against Dr. I. M. Ridge,
to recover $1000, which they say he sub
scribed to the church fund and refused to
pay. Dr. Ridge, who is a physician of
considerable prominence, says the church
people did not live up to their part of the
agreement entered into when he subscribed
the money. He will fight the case.
Kansas Baptist* Immersed.
LAWRENCE, Kakp., April 22. — One
hundred and eighteen colored Baptist con
verts were baptized to-day at the close of
the morning service in a local church.
Forty were immersed at the pool at the
chur3h and the remainder were baptized
in the Kaw River in the presence of thous
ands of people who had gathered on the
banks. Seventy-rive were immersed in
less than thirty minutes.
Governor McKinlry Visits His Stother.
CANTON, Ohio, April 22.— Governor Mc-
Kiniey and wife arrived here to celebrate
the eighty -sixth birthday of the Governor's
mother, which occurs to-morrow. The
aged lady is hale and hearty for one of her
age and this mornintr walked to church
with her son, a distance of six blocks from
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 22.— Hon.
Theodore Roosevelt, Civil Service Com
missioner, was non-committal and cautious
to-night in answering the report that he
has been offered a position by Mayor
fc'trong as a Police Commissioner of, the
metropolis. He would neither deny nor
affirm the report.
JBrotm Colt Savey Dead.
NEW YORK, X. V.. April $L—Bavey,
P. J. Dwyer's promising brown colt, by
Salvator-Cachuca, who injured himself
badly last week, was shot to-day. Savey
worked ha!f a mile in :52 a few days be
fore the accident and was engaged for the
big spring events.
Mining Dividend Declared.
BOSTON. Mas-.. April 22.— At a meeting
of the directors of the Calumet and Hecla
Mining Company here to-day, it was de
cided to declare a dividend of $5 a share,
payable May 10, to stockholders of record
on April 20.
Mrs. Parnell Improving.
BORDENTOWN. N. J., April 22.— The
condition of Mrs. Parnell is somewhat im-
I to-day, although she is still unable
to converse with any one. Her physician
hopes that she may recover.
Killed by Lightning.
BYERS,CoIo., April 22.— William Brown
was killed by lightning and Sam Bradley
badly injured while riding on their ranch,
south of this town.
NEW ENGLAND OPIUM-SMOKERS.
The East is Beginning to Understand the
Fully 300 Chinese opium-smokers, rep
resenting New England, assembled them-
Belvea at 24 Oxford street for the purpose
of finding way 3to stop the Quinn bill,
which is now pending before the General
Assembly, says the Boston Herald.
The meeting commenced at 8 o'clock and
las-ted until after midnight. P. very mem
ber seemed to be taiking at the same time,
and consequently there seemed to be more
speakers than listeners.
iutions were passed that a petition
it to the Assembly asking tLat if
Mr. (^uinn wanted a bill to pass aguin>t
the smoking of opium, an exception lie
made in favor of the Chinese communities.
"There is no man under God's creation
that knows the hardships which smokers
endure, 1 ' said one of the delegates from
Hartford. 'If Mr. ijuinn i 3 an intelligent
and free-minded gentleman he should take
conscientious consideration before he made
such a law as woukl stop a smoker from
smoking when the smoker has nad the
habit for thirty long years."
"We are bound to smoke, anyhow,
whether we have the right or take it for
granted, " said another smoker from Provi
dence, K. 1. "We committed the sin be
fore the law was made and we are com
pelled to sin after the law is made. We
must either sin or we must stop living."'
The most interesting remarks through
out the meeting were made by Li Sam,
who came to the convention* as repre
sentative from New Bedford. He said:
"People who do not smoke will
never know a smoker's troubles. I had
the habit grow into me for the past thirty
seven long years. I have tried and tried
again to stop smoking, but my strength
failed me. At last I gathered up my nerve
to try again for the last time. I decided,
if I failed to do what I pledged, I would —
die a fiend. Two weeks ago to-day I
stopoed smoking for twenty-four hours.
"My dear fellcw-men, there are not
enough words in Confucius' dictionary to
tell you how I felt. I rather had all the
devils in the great hell torment me than to
take the right of smoking away from me.
We smoking men do not ask the people to
encourage us. but we would ask the pub
LAWEENOE'S OLDEST STUDENT.
A Seventy-Year Old Man Attends the
There are many quaint people in attend
ance at the Kansas State University at
Lawrence, but probably the most interest
ing of these is a law student, who is at least
70 years old. His name is Dr. Martin Van
Buren Stevens. This is his second year at
the university, and he expects to graduate
this spring and become a full-fledged law
yer, says the Kansas City Star.
The doctor's life has been one of interest
ing experiences. Wilkesbarre, Pa., was
the place ot his birth. At the age of 20 he
married a Pennsylvania girl and enlisted
in the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment,
Company D. He received the degree of
Bachelor of Arts at Obcrlin College in
Ohio, and Doctor of Medicine at the Adel
bert College, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1871. His
lirst wife having died, he married again,
this tipie selecting a Michigan girl, a niece
of "Fighting Jim Richardson." At one
time he studied theology and preached,
but he soon pave it up and studied phren
ology under Fowler of New York.
In a cozy little house on the hill this
queer old man lives alone. He keeps
everything about the place scrupulously
clean. Oiie warm meal a day he considers
sufficient. The other two he carries to
school with him in a small shoebox. Very
little meat passes his lips— in fact he might
almost be called a vegetarian. "People
eat entirely too much," he says.
Last year he was somewhat conspicuous
on account of the number of badges and
emblems he wore on the front of his coat.
There were badges of the G. A. R., Chris
tian Endeavor, a seven-inch phrenological
badge, Y. M. C A., a medical society and
C. L. y. C. Another of his peculiarities is
that he carries a watch which is fully four
inches in diameter. He winds it with a
pair of six-inch nippers.
The Royal Baking Powder, as every cook
knows, is always to be relied upon. It is
one of the greatest aida she has. She is
always able with the least trouble to make
the very finest biscuits, cakes, muffins and
crusts. Many a cook's reputation has been
made by the delicious things she has been
able to make with it.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AFKIL 23, 1895.
WALLER IS IN JAIL
The Ex-United States
MANACLED ABOARD SHIP.
Not Allowed to Communicate
With Any of His Friends
or Write Letters.
HE IS TO GO TO CORSICA.
His Trial Lasted Less Than Three
Hours, as the Evidence Was
MARSEILLES, France, April 22.— The
case of John L. Waller, formerly United
States Consul at Tamatave, Madagascar,
recently sentenced by the French court
martial to imprisonment for twenty years,
and who arrived here Saturday on board
the steamer Djemnah, is attracting con
siderable attention, in view of the fact that
it had been announced that the United
States Embassador has been instructed to
inquire into the matter.
"Waller was manacled while on board the
Djemnah. but was allowed to take two
hours' exercise daily on deck, guarded by
Upon his arrival here he was lodged in
jail, and it is reported that he will even
tually be imprisoned on the island of
Corsica. During the voyage Waller fre
quently asked to be allowed to write. The
French officials declined to grant his re
quest on account of his refusal to agree to
show them the letter he intended to write.
When before the court-martial Waller, it
is claimed, refused to speaK in French, and
the services of an interpreter had to be
Waller's nephew, 25 years of age, is said
to be implicated in the proceedings which
led to his uncle's condemnation, and was
condemned to expulsion from Madagas
car. He embarked as a second-class pas
senger on the Djemnah, but landed at
Zanzibar without having been able to com
municate with his uncle. For the present
Waller is incarcerated at Fort St. Nicho
las, at this port. It is thought he may
again be called upon to appear before a
HISTORY OF THE CASE.
One of Waller's letters Fell Into the
Hand* of the French.
PARIS, France, April 22.— A correspond
ent of the Temps at Tamatave, island of
Madagascar, states that John T. Waller,
formerly United States Consul, was in
dicted on two charges, namely, violation
of the order of the French Admiralty gov
erning correspondence, and, secondly, the
writing to an enemy. The evidence, the
correspondent adds, showed that Waller
intrusted an officer of the steamboat with a
bulky letter, which was posted at Natal,
addressed to *'M. Tescer, merchant, Anta
nanarivo,via Yatomandry." Unfortunately
it appears the English mail was dropped at
Vatouiandry, but was landed at Tamatave,
where the envelope attracted the attention
of the authorities, who opened it and found
that it contained particulars regarding the
strength of the French garrison, number
of the sick, importance of the outposts,
etc. ; also an inclosure addressed to Wal
ler's friend, E. Underwood Harvey, editor
of the Madagascar News, asking him to
insert it in that paper.
This inclusure, it is stated, contained
abominable calumnies regarding the con
duct of French soldiers in Madagascar and
denounced two of Waller's compatriots,
honorable American merchants, who were
going to Antananarivo as spies in pay of
France. The trial of Waller lasted only
?>y X hours. Waller appealed, but the sen
tence was affirmed.
According to the correspondent of Le
Temps, it was the son-in-law of Waller,
Paul Bray, a native of Texas, and not his
nephew, who accompanied him on board
the steamer Djemnah. Bray was expelled
from Madagascar for constant hostility to
the French authorities and troops and for
complicity with his father-in-law in com
municating with the enemy. He was
handed over to the American Consul at
A POLITICAL PMBOVER.
He Will Xot Be Compelled to Do Hard
Labor for the Crime.
TOULON, Fraxce, April 27.— M. Hanes,
the marine commissary-general, by whose
order John L. Waller, formerly United
States Consul at Tamatave, was confined
in Fort St. Nicholas at Marseilles, notified
the procureur de la publique this after
noon of the disposition made of the pris
oner. The procureur immediately ordered
Mr. Waller to be transferred to the Civil
prison at St. Pierre, where he will await
the decision of the prisons board of
France as to where the sentence is to be
Mr. Waller is condemned to twenty
years' detention in prison, but not at hard
labor. When in prison be will not be
treated with rigor as his crime is regarded
as being a political offense.
Cheap Money Has Caused a Boom in
Hilt- Edged Securities.
LONDON, Eng., April 22.— The stock
market opened briskly after the holidays,
but the conclusion of peace between China
and Japan did little to sustain the market.
The volume of business during the week
was moderate. Fears as to possible Euro
pean complications arising from the Japa
nese demand and the prospect of Japan
proving a successful competitor with Eu
rope for the trade of China caused a feel
ing of uncertainty. On the whole, how
ever, the tendency was rather upward.
The cheapness of money induced renewed
buying of gilt-edged securities.
The mining share market was inactive,
but irregular. American railroad securi
ties attracted plenty of attention, President
Cleveland's letter encouraging the buying
of good bonds. The advances were: Lake
Shore, 4; Milwaukee, Illinois Central and
Reading firsts, each 2}4; Wabash sixes, 2;
Atchison fours, Denver pfd., Erie, North
ern Pacific, and Norfolk and Western, and
Union Pacific and Wabash pfd., I}£. The
others advanced fractionally.
Articles From the Elbe.
LOWESTOFT. Eng., April 22.— A trawl
er to-day brought to this place several
articles taken from the body of a woman
which was brought up from the deep in
the trawler's net. They proved to belong
to Miss Emma Schlegel, the sister of
Eugene Schlegel, one of the Burviv
ors of the Elbe wreck. Mr. Schlegel is
a brother of the junior partner of the firm
of Behlen & Schlegel, dealers in paints and
oih=, New York, and was on a pleasure trip
to New York when the accident occurred.
The body of Miss Schlegel was recommit
ted to the sea.
31 A CEO'S HHEJiEAB O UTS.
The Insurgent Leader Said to Have Com-
muttimd Suicide Hliile Despondent.
HAVANA, Cuba, April 22.— The where
abouts of General Maceo, the noted insur
gent leader, of whom so much was ex
pected, is unknown. According to one
story his body was found in a putrefied
condition near Palmorita, province of San
tiago de Cuba, where the members of ti»e
expedition were beaten by the Spanish
troops. Rumors are also current that
Maceo committed suicide in consequence
of the failure of his movement and because
he has been sick ever since landing in
Maceo's party is said to be disorganized,
fourteen members of the expedition nav
ing been captured and all but four of the
Aid Front Old England.
OTTAWA, Canada, April 22.— 1n the
House of Commons' to-day Hon. J. Costi
gan, Minister of Marine and Fisheries,
stated that the Canadian Government had
been promised by the Imperial Govern
ment aid toward securing the award of
$425,000, the amount agreed upon as the
proper amount to be paid by the United
States as a compensation to British Colum
bia sealers. The Imperial Government
will at once, he said, communicate with
Washington on the matter.
LONDON, Eng., April 23.— A dispatch to
the Times from Berlin says the Vossische
Zeitung blames the Government for join
ing France and Russia against Japan.
The paper says: "Suppose Great Britain
and the United States support Japan in
refusing the Russian demands? Germany
would be immediately involved in endless
complications and would lose her own
trade without earning China's gratitude."
Russians on the Alert.
LONDON, Eng., April 23.— A dispatch !
to the Times from Kobe says that all fur- j
loughs of officers of the Russian nu-n-of- j
war at that place and at Nagasaki have i
been stopped. The commanders of the !
warships have received an order from the i
Russian legation to hold themselves in !
readiness to leave at twelve hours' notice, j
_Vo Special Privileges for Japan-
YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 22.— The j
Government has issued a statement deny
ing that it has concluded an offensive and
defensive alliance with China and declar- ;
ing that the commercial advantages se- i
cured by Japan under the terms of the j
treaty will also be enjoyed by the other '
powers under the "most favored nation"
French Claim on yexefoundland.
PARIS, France, April 22.— The Temps,
referring to a statement that an agreement
had been arranged between Great Britain
and Newfoundland on the French shore
question, insists that this matter must be
settled to France's approval before New
foundland enters the Dominion of Canada.
Arthur Peel a Viscount.
LONDON, Exg., April 22. — The ex-
Speaker of the House of Commons, th
Right Hon. Arthur W. Peel, has been
created a Viscount
Frederick William Farrar, D.D., F. R. S.,
Archdeacon of Westminster, has been
appointed Dean of Canterbury.
Indemnity for Italy.
ROME, Italy, Aurii 22.— An official dis
patch received here from Caracas an
nounces that Venezuela has agreed to pay
an indemnity, amounting to $100,000, to
Italy, for the loss sustained and damage
done to Italian property during the late
civil war in Venezuela.
Celebrating Shaken pear c Week.
LONDON, Eno., April 22.— Shakespeare
week, at Stratford-on-Avon, opened with
the performance of Goldsmith's "She
Stoops to Conquer," at Memorial Thea
ter. The town is crowded. Many Ameri
cans are attending the celebration.
Fire in a Srho«l of Arts.
PARIS, Fp.am.-e, April 22.— A fire in the
School of Arts and Industries at Chalons
sur-Marne, has destroyed the models and
machines that had been or were being pre
pared for the exhibition to be held in Paris
in 1900. The loss exceeds 1,000,000 francs.
Pierre Zaeonne J>ead.
PARIS, Feance, April 22.— Pierre Za
conne, the well-known French writer, died
to-day at Morlaix, aged 78 years. He was
the author of a great number of literary
works and also wrote several dramas and a
Tramway Employes Strike,
PARIS, France, April 23.-4:30 a. m.—
Employes of the Tramway dv Nord have
gone on a strike and it is probable that the
employes of other tramways in Paris will
follow their example.
Death of Cuban Rebels.
MADRID, Spai.n, April 22.— A commit
tee of the Chamber of Deputies has decided
that the same penalties shall apply to the
Cuban rebels as are applicable to anarchists.
"That Puts It on Me."
Daniel Hughes, colored, was before Jus
tice Schenkl for assaulting bis father, Ed
ward Hughep, says the Baltimore Sun.
The elder Hughes appeared before the
Justice with his head bandaged. The son
begau to explain how he had come to
strike his father with a brick. The Justice
cut this explanation short and told the
father to give his version of the affair,
which he proceeded to do, winding up his
testimony with an appeal to the Justice to
"put it on the boy."
Turning to his father the son begged that
he might not be sent to jail, The elder
Hughes was obdurate, and said he would
not ask the Justice for mercy. As a last
resort the ?on said he did not want to go to
jail as his family would suffer.
Slowly turning to the Justice the father
"That's true, Judge. If he goes to jail I
am the one who will suffer, for I will have
to support his wife and children, besides
feeling the hurt of my bead, and I will ask
you not to be too severe on him." «
The Justice imposed a fine of $1 and costs,
which the son was unable to pay, and he
was therefore sent to jail. As the sentence
was delivered the old man shook his head
sadly and said, "That puts it on me."
The Czar Likes Wagner.
Wagnerian enthusiasts are pleased to
learn that the new Czar of Russia has a
great fondness for German music. He has
been a warm admirer of Wagner's operas
for several years and is, like a good many
adherents of the German school, rather
extravagant both in his praise of the works
of the German master and in denunciation
of the Italian and French schools.— St.
The grocer sends the new brand of bak
ing powder simply because it costs him so
much less and he can make more profit by
selling it than he can on the Royal. The
Royal is made from the very finest materials
ana costs much more than any other
brand, which accounts for its superiority,
although it is sold to consumers at the
JAPAN IS SATISFIED.
The Emperor Expresses
His Feelings About
A PROCLAMATION ISSUED.
Permanent Cessation of All
Hostilities Is Considered
-Near at Hand.
FUTURE POLICY OUTLINED.
Military Defense to Be Perfected
and the People to Work for
YOKOHAMA, Japax, April 22.— An of
ficial dispatch says that Count Ito, Presi
dent of the Japanese Council of Ministers,
and Viscount Matsu, the Japanese Minister
of Foreign Affairs, the two officials who
negotiated the treaty of peace \tfrth Li
Hung Chang and his son, Lord Li, at
Shimonoseki, were received in audience
by the Emperor before their return to
Hiroshima. The Emperor said :
"The principal points of the treaty are
entirely satisfactory, and add much to the
glory of the empire. I am highly pleased
at the signal service rendered by you."
The following imperial proclamation
was issued this afternoon :
Through peace national prosperity is best
promoted. Unfortunately the rupture of rela
tions with China forced upon us a war which,
after the lapse of ten months, is not yet ended.
During this period our Ministers in concert
with the army, navy and Diet have done all in
their power to further our aims in obeidence
to our instructions. Our ardent desire, with
the assistance of our subjects, in loyalty and
sincerity, is to restore peace, and thereby at
tain our object— the promotion of national
prosperity. Now that peace is negotiated and
an armistice proclaimed a permanent cessa
tion of hostilities is near at hand. The terms
of peace fixed by our Ministers of State give us
complete satisfaction. The peace and glory
thus secured render the presents fitting time
to enlighten you as to the course of our future
We are rejoiced at the recent victories
which have enhanced the glory of our empire.
At the same time we are aware that the end of
the road which must be traversed by the Em
peror in the march of civilization is still far
distant and romains yet to be attained. We
therefore hope, in common with our loyal sub
ject?, that we shall always guard against self
eont^ntedness, but in a spirit of modesty and
humility strive to perfect our military defense
without falling into extremes.
In short it is our wish that the Government
and the people alike shall work to a common
end and that our subjects of all classes strive
each in his sphere for the purpose of laying the
foundation of permanent prosperity.
It \a hereby definitely made known that no
countenance will be given by us to such as,
through conceit at the recent victories, may
offer insult to another state or injure our rela
tions with friendly powers, especially as re
After the exchange of the ratifications of
the treaty of peace, friendship should be re
stored and endeavors made to increase more
than ever before the relations of good neigh
It Is our pleasure that onr subjects pay due
respect to these, our expressed wishes.
Will 3F«A-c the Exchange.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 22.— Chief
Secretary Itemiyeji of the Foreign Office
has been appointed Japanese plenipoten
tiary to exchange the ratifications of the
peace treaty. He will proceed to Che-foo,
where the exchanges will be made.
HE STRUCK WITH A CANE.
The Preliminary Examination
of Captain Gilbert H.
He Is Charged With Assaulting 1 a
Reporter With a Deadly
The preliminary examination of Captain
Gilbert 11. Brokaw on a charge of assault
with a deadly weapon was commenced be
fore Judge Low last night. Samuel M.
Short ridge appeared for the defendant and
Garret W. McEnerney represented the
people, Prosecuting Attorney Roberts not
There was considerable legal sparring
between the learned counsel, and the
spectators were treated to several clever
sallies that are rarely heard in a police
court. Honors were about even.
The proceedings were opened by Attor
ney Shortridge, who asked who repre
sented the people.
The Judge replied that Mr. McEnerney
appeared as special prosecutor.
"I want the records to show it," said
Mr. Shortridge. "In the absence of the
Prosecuting Attorney I object to proceed
ing with the case. It is not only an
irregularity, but a fatal defect." The ob
jection was overruled.
The complaining witness, Alf Dixon, re
porter on the Examiner, testified to the
assault on the afternoon of March 26 in
the oflice of the Oceanic Steamship Com
pany on the water front. When the de
fendant struck him in the face he dropped
his cane on the floor and when he ran out
side the captain followed him and struck
him on the head with the cane. No words
were spoken by either of them.
In cross-examination he admitted that
he first swore to a complaint for batter}*
and a question as to who induced him to
swear out a warrant for the higher crime
was not allowed. Another question as to
the witness threatening to "burn up" the
captain in the Examiner previous to the
assault was also disallowed.
T. Gregory, reporter of the Call, who
was present at the time of the assault,
gave his testimony and the prosecution
Attorney Shortridge spoke of the weak
ness of the case. The offense, if any, was
at most a mere battery, and if was appar
ent to him that there never should have
been a more serious charge. The first im
pulse of the complaining witness and the
first advice given him resulted in filing
the first complaint for battery. What rea
sons, what new advice, what controlling
influences caused the abandonment of the
first proceeding he knew not, but he could
imagine them. Some one who had a feel
ing for reporters induced the complaining
witness to prefer the higher charge.
It was apparent that to constitute that
sort of crime there must be the intent and
act. The mere naked act amounted to
nothing. It was the intent to do bodily
harm. The learned counsel characterized
the affair as nothing but a scuffle and both
parties had regretted it ever since, and
submitted that a nominal line for the bat
tery would meet the ends of justice. The
use of the cane did not warrant the infer
ence that the defendant used a deadly
weapon. It seemed ridiculous to say so.
He was willing to plead guilty to the
charge of battery rather than prolong the
affair if the felony charge was withdrawn.
He therefore moved for a dismissal.
Attorney McEnerney said he was totally
opposed to the whole scheme, and con
tended he had proved the defendant guilty
of the crime. There was no excuse for the
assault, and he held that the cane, was to
all intents and purposes a deadly weapon.
The Judge denied the motion to dismiss.
For the defense William Manning, clerk
in the office of the Oceanic Steamship
Company, Captain John Silovich and J. A.
Lockliard, watchman, all testified in effect
that the complaining witness had his cane
in his hand when he ran out of the office
after being struck by the defendant, and
turned round facing the captain, who was
pursuing him, raised the cane, when the
defendant grasped it out of his hand and
struck him over the head with it.
The further hearing of the case was con
tinued till to-morrow night.
THE LAW OF LIFE.
The Key. A. C. Hirst Preaches
Sermon on the Duty of
The Rev. A. C. Hirst preached on "The
Law of Life" to a very large congregation
in Simpson Memorial M. E. Church
Sunday night. He spoke of the life we
live and'said that what we have to accom
plish in limited space of time should be ac
complished to the glory of God. Speaking
of the Bible he said that it laid down
fundamental principles that apply to all
conditions and dimes. That the law
makers in their efforts 10 circumvent law
breakers had prepared so many laws, too
many, and as a result there was confusion
by the law, and that there are too many
laws was probably the reason. Why, there
are thirty-eight murderers in the jails of
this county who have not hart justice dealt
out to them. He said that in al' stations
in life, in all business, man shoute carry
his religion with him and that whatever
he did he should do in the glory of the
Speaking of the coming woman he said
that she had been held in the background,
but that now was her opportunity to show
what she can do. He said it would be
charged that she was coming with the bal
lot in her hand. She came, he said, with
the ballot to teach men how to use it. Ad
dressing the young women of his congre
gation he said that it was in their power to
change the social relations so that young
manhood would come to them only in
social purity. He declared that San Fran
cisco is not a city of homes, and lacks that
refining influence that is found in the home
circle, but he expressed the hope that the
time will soon come when it will be what
it should be, a city of homes.
HE WAS TIRED OF LIVING
G. E. Haynes Poisoned Himself
in Golden Gate Park
One Accidental and Two Sudden
Deaths Swelled the Morgue
A suicide, an accidental death, and two
sndden deaths formed the record at the
The suicide was G. E. Haynes. He was
found in the park with a partly emptied
bottle of chloroform, another of crysta
lized ammonia, and two others, the con
tents of which will not be known until a
chemical analysis has been made.
The deceased was a young man, fairly
well dressed, and was, according to the
Coroner's deputies, a manufacturing
dentist. On the back of an Omnibus
saloon card, 33 Third street, he left the
following note :
To whom it may concern: Dr. R. H. Cool is in
debted to me more than $200 for wages due.
Curses on him, and may he die as I haye — by
his own hand. My account will be found at
No. 33 Third street (Sandersfeld) by any one
who cares to investigate. 1 am discouraged
and hungry. Hayne.*.
The note was dated ahead of time, so
Haynes must have come to the conclusion
to hurry up events.
The suicide used to frequent a saloon at
33 Third street, but he did not drink
much, and always paid for what little he
took. He was in the saloon yesterday at
noon, and when leaving said he would
probably never return. He was very
despondent at times, and was particularly
so yesterday over his inability to obtain
lucrative employment. Up to a short
time ago be worked in the office of Dr.
Brush, a dentist, but his pay was not
large, nor was his position a permanent
In the saloon Haynes sometimes spoke
of an uncle of his name who worked in
the United States Mint, but he used to say
his relative was rich and he would not,
therefore, call upon him for anything
•while in his impecuious condition. It was
suspected that Haynes was addicted to the
use of morphine, and if this is so it in a
great measure explains his fits of despond
ency. He was a native of the State of
Maine, where he has relatives.
Michael Waters was the accidental death.
He was an Irishman, 46 years of age, and
lived at the corner of Sixteenth and Harri
son. He was employed as a teamster by
Kelso & Co., and was at their quarry, on
the corner of Church and Hancock streets,
yesterday morning. When the wacon was
tilled Waters mounted his seat, but the
horses started off before he was ready.
Losing his balance, he fell to the ground
and the wheels passed over his head,
crushing it to a pulp. Death was instan
Henry la Sage, an Englishman, 55 years
of age. was found dead in his bed at 116
Leidesdorff street yesterday. He retired
as usual last Sunday night, and when he
did not get up as usual the following morn
ing his room was forced open. Death is
supposed to be due to natural causes.
Felix Corona, a Mexican, aged 36 years,
dropped dead in the hallway of the house
at 1318 Dupont street. He was walking to
ward his room when he was seen to stagger
and fall. Death is supposed to have been
caused by disease of the heart. There have
been so many murders, suicides and acci
dental and sudden deaths of late that the
Coroner's deputies are worked to death
getting jurors together and holding in
WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD.
How a New York Dude Kconomiieg With
a Walking Stick.
A prominent young lawyer in this city
was recently remonstrated with by a friend
because he invariably carried a cane in
business hours. "It has a frivolous ap
pearance and may hurt you orofessiou
ally," said his friend. "People will not
credit you with sufficient steadiness and
application if they see that you are ad
dicted to such a dudish habit. "
The young lawyer replied that he did it
on the score of economy. "Before I carried
a cane,' he said, "I lost on an average a
dozen umbrellas a year, which at $10 apiece
meuns $120. This cane cost me $1 50. I
have not lost an umbrella since I bought
it, over a year ago. You see I get used to
having something in my hand, and when
I leave a restaurant or'car I instinctively
look around for that something. Before I
got used to the cane I never thought of the
umbrella unless it happened to be raining,
and if it chanced to oe a borrowed um
brella the indignation of the lender when
I told him I hadtlost it was worse to bear
than the pecuniary loss. I have come to
the conclusion that this cane is worth its
weight in gold to me every year."— New
"The Royal Baking Powder is a cream
of tartar powder of a high degree of merit,
and does not contain either alum or phos
phates, or any injurious substances.
"E. G. Lovk, Ph.D.,"
Late U. S. Government Chemist.
ON THE BORDER. OF CLEAR LAKE,
Xjetlaco County, Cal.
T\O YOU ENJOY A SUPEKB CLIMATE,
XJ V anCl lawn tennis, croquet, billiards? Do
you like fine bathing, boating, hunting and fishing?
iJo you need recuperation and rest afforded by over
™v"e y intotk°e f mineral springs? Shortest stag*
route into Lake Coantjr.
Springs"' 3 and m ° re can.be had at Highland
Frlnc V Otel ' * lneat dinin S-room north of San '
roumr t rtn n a^? Cl ° it costs only $8 for the
round trip, and the hotel rates are SI 50 to 82 50
and\pC sl6 , pe J rat Take the S. F.
iX™*Ws*7 l * Pl **>*™* by a short,
San Francisco office, 316 M^tSmSy I *™*"*
SKAGGS HOT SPRINGS,
SONOMA COUNTY, CAL.
JOHN F. MULGREW, PROPRIETOR.
ONLY 4y 3 HOURS FROM SAN FRANCISCO
and but 1 hour's staging: temperature of water
125 deg. Fahrenheit, famous for its medicinal prop-
erties; tub and plunge baths: good hunting and no
better trout streams in the State; no fogs and an
entire absence of mosquito* and other annoying
Insects; first-class service. Round trip from San
Francisco, $5 50.
Take Tiburon Ferry at 7:40 a. m. or 3:30 p.m.,
connecting with stages at Geyserville.
Terms 92 a day; $12 to 14 a week.
Write for circular.
JOS. J. CASANOVA, Manager.
TAKE 2:20 P. M. TRAIN FROM FOURTH
A and Tow'nsend streets, arriving at Springs at
6:30 p. m. Fare $7 15 for round trip.
£3- Stage connects with 8:15 a. m. train from
I Third and Tovrnsend streets.
ROOP & SON, Proprietors.
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.
THE GEM OF ALL RESORTS, CAZADERO
J- Hotel and cottages, in the heart of the Sonoma
redwoods. Terminus N. P. C. R. R., via Sausalito
ferry. Terms reasonable. For particulars address
C. E. WARD, Manager,
mHBEE MILES FROM UKIAH. THE TER-
-1 minus of the S. F. and N. P. Railway. Only
known natural electric water. Warm "cham-
I pagne" baths. Situation, location and scenery not
I surpassed. Terms, %Vi to 14 per week. Postoffice
and telephone at springs.
\VM. DOOLAN, Proprietor.
New Management of the Switzer-
* land of America.
FINE NEW BATHHOUSE. FREE MINERAL
-E baths to guests. Enjoyable and healthful.
Onljr, 6 hoars from tfuu -Francisco. . ,„■
Rates $2 50 Per Day; $i 2 Per Week.
A. H. HILL, Manager and Lessee.
j TS OPEN AND IN FIRST-CLASS CONDITION
I J for the summer season. Apply CHRIS JOHN-
I SON, prop., Camp Taylor, or 405 Front St., S. F.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, LAKE COILVTY, GAL.
rpHB HEALING POWERS OF THESE
-L waters are something wonderful: sulphur, soda,
iron, magnesia; good fishing and bunting; accom-
modations first class: rates $8 per week and up-
ward : large hard-finish rooms en suite. Address J.
CONNER. Bachelor P. P., Lake County, Cal.
JOHN DAY'S RESORT,
ON THE BANKS OF EEL RIVER, THE
finest trout stream in the State. 5 miles from
Potter Valley, Mendocino Co.;. round trip $9 75 '
from S. F. ; terms $6 to $7 per week; plenty rrrtlk,
fresh butter and esrgs; the hunting in this locality
is the best in the State. For further particulars
address JOHN DA y, Potter Valley.
"LAUREL DELL" HOTEL.
T AUREL DELL LAKE (FORMERLY LOWER
JLJ Blue Lake) : handsome new hotel nearly com-
pleted to meet requirements of coming season;
fine bathing, boating, fishing and hunting. Address
H. BOLD. Laurel Dell, Bertha P. P.. Lake Co.
CYPRESS LAWN FRUIT FARM.
OPEN MAY Ist.
Good table; home comforts. Terms reasonable.
Address box £86, Napa, Cal.
RIVERSIDE— ON EEL RIVER. S^ MILES
from Potter Valley, Mendocino County: round
trip $9 75 from San Francisco: fishing, hunting
and bathing unsurpassed; terms, $6 and $7 per
week: special rates to families; excellent labls.
Forfurther information address T. J. GILLESPIE,
Potter Valley, Mcndonclno County.
t Ask Your
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