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secretary's desk and placed their names on
the subscription lists for stock in the new
road. Many poor people, who have here
tofore refrained from giving their mite,
came forward and put their $1 and similar
small contributions into the hands of Sec
As the meeting progressed the crowd in
creased, until every bit of available space
in the big outside of the band
stand and speakers' platform, was tilled.
They came from all directions to show
how glad they were that the Valley road
was really coming to Stockton, and that
the long-deferred hopes of the residents of
the mill city were at last to be realized.
Chairman Buell presented the agree
ment, signed by the officials of the road,
and explained the nature of the compact
Mrs. Joseph Badger, secretary of the
Ladies' Committee, presented a report
showing that the ladies had by their labors
raised .$2851 50 toward the cash fund for
the road. This statement was greeted with
loud cheers for the ladies who have worked
so heroically to secure this sum, and whose
efforts the public appreciates.
The meeting was a great success and the
people went away more determined than
ever to do everything possible for the new
DESTROYING THE WHEAT CROP.
A Pest That Is Causing Trouble in the
San Joaqti in Valley.
STOCKTON, Oal., May 4.— M. P. Stein,
the El Dorado-street grain merchant, has
discovered a new pest that is threatening
destruction to the wheat crop of the San
About a week ago John Fox, a large
ranch-owner, living near Ceres, in Stanis
laus County, came to him with some sam
ples of wheat that seemed affected in some
way. At lirjt he thought the grain in
question to be suffering from rust, but
after a careful examination came to tb«
conclusion that this was not the trot/ble.
Stein remembered that he had read in an
agricultural paper a week before of the
effect of the grain aphis on the barley crop
in Alameda County, and so he made a
microscopic examination of the roots of
the wheat left with him by Fox.
About the roots were finely woven webs
made by some insect that had built about
the tender fibers and then sapped all the
life of the plant out of them. Stein, from
his experience as an orchardist, knew of
the work of the fruit aphis, which is de
structive to fruit trees, and so took pains
to satisfy himself that this new pest to
grain was at work in the valley. l .';f
This "woolly aphis" forms about the
roots a cocoon-like web, and then lacerates
the roots. Bucking their vitality from them.
This stunts the growth of the plant, and,
to all appearances, it is suffering from
rust. Nearly all the accounts of the de
struction of grain thus far come from the
sandy lands, where rust is seldom known,
and the black lands are affected very little.
The aphis is the plant louse or puceron,
a very numerous genus of insects included
in the order of hemoptera. Its attacks on
all plants seem to be regulated by the
health of the plant and the peculiarities of
the season. If the atmospheric conditions
render the plants unhealthy, then the
aphis appears; if these cease the aphis
disappears. Quantities of grain in the San
Joaquin Valley are suffering from the new
BUSKO 31 EN HELD.
Swindlers of Farmer Brack Must Answer
in the Superior Court.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 4.— Dr. Green
and Judge Gray of Alameda County and
plain Mr. Smith of anywhere, the three
bunko men who got away with $2000 of
Jacob Brack's money in this county, were
held to answer before the Superior Court
to a charge of grand larceny, jj the exami
nation consumed three days. Bail was
fixed at $10,000 in each case by Justice
barker, but all of the men went back to
jail, being unable to furnish it.
Sehna Wants the Road,
SELMA, Cal., May 4.— meeting was
held here to-day to confer with delegates
from Traver and to inaugurate a concerted
plan of action for the towns along the line
south of Fresno with the view of securing
the San Francisco and San Joaqum Val
ley road. Next Wednesday was the date
fixed for a mass-meeting here, at which
delegates from Malaga, Fowler, Kings
burg and Traver will be present.
SANTA CRUZ ROSE BATTLE
A Fight With Flowers to Follow
the Venetian Water
It Will Be the Crowning Innovation
of the Many Unique Features
of the Fiesta.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 4.— A1l in
terest centers in the coming flower festival
and the Venetian water carnival that is to
be a distinguishing feature of the merry
making. The promoters of the fiesta are
bending every effort toward making this
floral regatta the coming innovation of the
many unique features of California fetes.
Following the regatta, in which scores of
brilliantly lighted crafts will take part,
ana the effect of which will be heightened
by many vari-colored electric fountains
lining the beach, there will take place a
battle of reses on the water, in which hnn
dreds of pleasure boats will figure as com
A mass-meeting of citizens w*as held this
evening, and the following permanent
officers were chosen to carry forward the
work of preparation : J. P. Smith, chair
man; 0. J. Lincoln, secretary; F. P.
Pray, assistant secretary ; George Tidball,
superintendent, and W. E. Peck, treasurer.
Sub-committees were appointed, and
everything that will insure the success of
the carnival will be provided. Headquar
ters have already been established.
Committed to Agnews.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 4.— Michael
G. McLean was taken to Agnews this after
noon by Under Sheriff Helms. He was
examined by the Board of Examiners this
morning and pronounced insane. McLean
imagines that people are continually plot
ting against him to do him physical harm.
He is an old and respected resident of this
county, residing near Boulder Creek. He
was cent to Agnews about three months
ago, but was thought to be cured and was
released a couple of weeks ago.
Xothing Saved from the Wreck.
PORT TOWN-SEND, Wash., May 4.—
Though nothing definite is known here as
to the number of furs on the wrecked seal-
ing schooner George R. White of Seattle,
the impression prevails around Kodiak
Island that she had a profitable season's
hunting. Engineer Biggs, who "brought
down the news of the wreck, says she un
doubtedly had many valuable furs, as re
ports reached Kodiak during the winter
that she had taken a large number of sea
otter. It is believed •'■ nothing was saved
from the wreck. It will be another month
before full details are received, as a steamer
only comes in from that coast every four
SANTA ROSA'S ENERGY
Nothing Left Undone in
Preparing for the
REIGN OF QUEEN FLORA.
The Presentation of the Magic
Wand to Be Made a Gala
FLOATS FOR THE PAGEANT.
Many Beautiful and Unique Designs
Will Be Seen In the Opening
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 4.— As the
day for the fiesta approaches, increased
energy is seen on all sides. The work of
arranging the flowers for the display is in
competent hands, and the display will be
beautiful, unique and attractive. The
choicest flowers will be given prominence,
and all available space filled. Roses, of
course, will come in for tne largest display,
for the people here pride themselves upon
possessing the largest collection of line
roses to be seen anywhere in the State.
The merchants and business men are not
losing sight of the decoration. The fronts
of their buildings are to be decorated in a
manner far more elaborate than ever be
fore. The work of bedecking the theater is
under the direction of Mrs. "Wiley, while
the flower show is supervised oy Miss
Elliott. The gathering of flowers is su
perintended by Mrs. Burris.
Thomas P. Keegan has charge of ar
rangements for the street parade, which
takes place immediately after the arrival
Miss Helen Markell, One of the Attend
ants of the Queen. ■
of the train from San Francisco on the
morning of the 9th. John P. Overton has
charge of the grand ball for the third and
Major R. J. Pye is to be grand marshal.
The Major is a gentleman of fine presence,
martial bearing, a trained soldier and a
born horseman. He is the commander of
the Patriarchs Militant of the Odd Fellows
and is entitled to the credit of having
Santa Rosa Canton win the silver prize on
three occasions over the trained cantons of
the Pacific Coast.
The carnival will formally open in the
large Atheneum on "Wednesday evening,
the Bth, at 7:15 o'clock. The Hon. John
T. Campbell will preside and conduct the
exercises. The programme will be carried
out under the direction of the chairman,
who is to act as master of ceremonies.
The Atheneum, where the opening ex
ercises are to be held, is a large theater,
having galleries and a spacious audi
The programme for the opening evening,
briefly outlined, is as follows : At 7 :15 the
bugle call will be sounded, calling the peo
ple to the Atheneum. Then will follow
music by Parks' Band; the opening ad
dress by A. G. Burnett; grand march led by
the orchestra; entry of children, the queen
and her retinue; reception of the queen
and the coronation by the Princess Santa
Rosa, Miss Georgia Stewart; flower dance
of children; grand vocal chorus of 100
The Queen will be welcomed by his
Honor, Mayor Woodward, who will pre
sent her with the magic wand of Flora's
realm. A waltz song, written and set to
music for the occasion will be sung by
Mrs. D. R. Gale. There will also be a
violin solo by Herbert Vanderhoof ; a vocal
solo by Mrs. Anita Fitch de Grant of
Then follows the departure of the Queen
and her attendants, with a procession to
the Carnival Park, where the flower show
will be opened to the public. A cornet
duet by Professor Smith and Miss Smith
will here be rendered, and there will be an
open-air concert by the band for the re
mainder of the evening.
The street pageant will be something
magnificent. The floats will constitute a
triumphal procession, and the long line of
carriages and vehicles will be a bright ar
ray. There will be tallyhos, buggies, tan
dems and horsemen, a company of young
lady equestriennes, dogcarts, and donkey
carts, all carrying out themes of floral
color. Decorated bicycles will line up in
numbers, and mounted on some of the
wheels will be a company of young girls.
Division after division will appear, each
telling its own story of floral beauty.
Besides the various floats made up in
this city for the parade, the neighboring
city of Petaluma will have a float that will
be a grand affair. It is in charge' of enthu
siastic young ladies of that progressive
city. Ex-County Recorder Gil P. Hall of
Petaluma is energetically assisting the
young ladies in the work. Cloverdale and
Fulton will each have an elaborately
decorated float. Chairman Keegan of the
parade is daily receiving entries of novel
features to form part of the line.
Immediately after the parade the battle
of flowers will take place, and at a given
signal the boys and girls will engage in a
conflict from which spectators will not be
debarred. In the combat the deadly mis
siles will be roses instead of bullets, and
laughter will substitute groans from the
wounded. The battle will be reviewed by
the Queen and her court.
On Thursday, the day of the big parade,
the San Francisco and North Pacific Rail
road and the Southern Pacific Company
will run trains from San Francisco and in
termediate points, returning the same
The grand floral ball on the last evening
promises to be a brilliant affair. The com
mittee has been actively, engaged in man
ping out a programme to precede the gen
end dancing. IJm floral pageant Will be
THJS SAN FKANCJLSUU UALL, SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1895.
led by the beautiful Queen, and the
"poppy" in fitting words will greet the
"rose." The floral minuet will be danced
by forty little boys and girls. The Prin
cess Rosa Flores (Miss Georgia Stewart)
will dance a fancy dance which will be
immediately followed by a erand court
quadrille. The Roncovieri Band will dis
cource sweet music during the fiesta.
IN A. PECULIAR POSITION.
Dr. Keeley Enjoined From Revealing
His Gold- Cure Formula.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 4. —Judge
Seaman of the United States Supreme
Court to-day granted a permanent injunc
tion restraining Dr. Leslie E. Keeley from
revealing the formula of what is known as
the Keeley double bichloride of gold reme
dies. The action was brought by the Wis
consin Keeley Institute Company against
the Dwight Company.
Granting the order will place the Keeley
Company in a peculiar position, as Dr.
Keeley has been ordered by Judge Myers
of the State court at Leavenworth, Kan.,
to appear and make known the formula.
POISONS HIS CHILDREN.
Then William Wadley Takes the Deadly
ATLANTA Tex., May 4.— William H.
Wadley gave some deadly poison to his
three children, aged from 6 to 10 years, and
took a dose himself, evidently with suici
dal intentions. The children all died in a
few minutes. Wadley is alive, but appar
ently unconscious and unable to make any
statement. His wife died a few months
ago, and it is believed that her loss is the
direct cause of his awful act.
HOLMES` SLAYERS CAUGHT
Murderers of the Brave En
gineer Finally Confess
Two Beardless Youths Made to
Participate Under Threats
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 4.— A Post-Dis
patch special from Carlinville. 111., saya
the secret investigation relative to the
murder of Engineer Holmes; Tuesday
night, has resulted in the arrest of Ben
Myers, a stonecutter, and Jack Frost and
Ed Burns of Pulaski County, Ky. Myers
answers the description of the man who
guarded the rear end of the train with a
rifle and claimed he was a hunter.
W. S. Cain, chief detective of the Alton,
who helped to make the arrests, was the
first witness examined at the Coroner's
inquest. He said that Bryant, a beardless
boy of 18 years, made a statement to him
after his arrest. Bryant told him that on
the night of May 1, in company with
Myers and Frost, he started from Cramers
with the intention of holding up the
Chicago and Alton train and robbing the
All were armed and rriasked. Bryant
says that Meyers was the ringleader, and
made him (Bryant) and Frost, after they
got on the tront end of the mailcar, climb
over the tender, and instructed them, on
penalty of death, to hold up the engineer
and run the train to Anderson switch, a
secluded spot, and rob the passengers.
After reaching the engineer's cab Bryant
says Frost entered first, and flourishing
his revolver, ordered the engineer to hold
up his hands.
Frost, he thought, fired first, and was
snre he hit the engineer, who resisted from
the first. The engineer struck at Bryant
with a coal-pick, and he fired st him three
times. As soon a\ they discovered that
the engineer was killed they jumped from
the train and fled. Bryant said that
Myers and Frost did the planning of the
robbery, and that Myers told them fre
quently that if they did not do as he told
them he would kill them.
When placed on the stand Bryant ad
mitted making the foregoing statement.
Frost and Myers made substantially the
same statement as Bryant.
Excitement is running high and fear is
entertained as to the safety of the prison
ers. Sheriff Davenport is taking extra
precautions to guard against trouble.
All favor Free Coinage.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 4.— Specials to the
Republic state that conventions which
were held at Carrollton, Calhoun County ;
Paris, Edgar County, and McLeansboro,
Hamilton County, not only elected dele
gates to attend the Democratic State con
vention, but adopted resolutions favoring
the free and unlimited coinage of silver at
the ratio of 16 to 1.
Smallpox Among Sfegroes.
NEW ORLEANS, La., May 4.- A Board
of Health meeting was aeld this afternoon
to consider the recently developed cases of
smallpox in the negro dives in the vicinity
of Custom-house and Franklin streets. It
was stated that twenty-three cases in all
had been discovered in the past forty
eight hours. No white cases have been
May Make an Assignment.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 4.-The
statement was made here to-day that the
Northern Pacific Lumber Company would
probably make an assignment Monday
morning. The firm is said to have exe
cuted thirty-eight mortgages to secure
large liabilities. Fred H. Clarke insists
that there will be no assignment.
Students to Go on a Strike.
HOUGHTON, Mich., May 4.— The high
school class of 1895 will strike in a body
Monday morning. Principal Keeler ex
pelled one member for asking him to re
sign, and the balance of the class will go
out. Two of the principals cf the depart
ment have been hanged in effigy by the
pupils. The school board is divided.
V \tl ton Gordon's Case.
LOUISVILLE, Kt., May 4.— The case of
Fulton Gordon, whoon last Tuesday killed
his wife and Archie Brown, son of Gov
ernor Brown, while in a room together on
Madison street, this city, was to-day post
poned until next Tuesday on account of
the defendant's health, he being in a very
nervous condition and unable to appear.
Chief Speers Deposed.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 4.— ln accord
ance with a programme arranged at a ma
jority meeting of the Police Commis
sioners last night, Chief of Police Speers
was deposed to-day and L. W. Irwin
appointed in his place, A number of
changes in the police department will
Fort HancocH Burned.
EL PASO, Texas, May 4.— Railroad men
coming in from the east this evening
report Fort Hancock, thirty miles east of
here, burned this afternoon. No particu
lars have been obtained.
NASHVILLE, Tenk., May 4.— Next
Thursday has been selected by the Legisla
ture for the inauguration of Governor
SAN JOSE ROSE FAIR
The Floral Society's
to a Close.
FRUIT - GROWERS MEET.
Present Directors Re-elected
by the Santa Clara
WILL BRING A TEST CASE.
Constables and Justices Decide to
Attack the New County
SAN JOSE, Cal., May The rose fair
has been a success, and the ladies of the
Santa Clara County Floral Society are the
recipients of many compliments for the
manner in which it was conducted. Al
though the weather has been rather stormy
the attendance at all times was large, but
that of this evening exceeded any previous
day. Many additions had been made to
the exhibits, and the display of cut flowers
was larger and more magnificent than ever,
before exhibited in the Santa Clara Valley.
The march of roses each evening proved
an attractive feature, and the beautiful cos
tumes of those participating and the
crowning of Queen Flora have brought
forth many pretty compliments.
This afternoon's special matinee was de
voted principally to the children. The
hall was darkened, and pretty effects were
brought out by the electric lights. The
march of roses, led by the queen, was par
ticipated in by the children only. Vocal
solos were rendered by Massi Hun kins and
Genevieve Collier, and a tableau, "Opening
of the Rose," closed the performance.
The Delta lota Chi, the young ladies'
society of the High School, had charge of
the programme to-night. The young
ladies proved themselves pleasant enter
tainers. The tableaux, "Oracle of the
Hand," "Yes or No," "Summer," "De
tected" and "Hearts "Win" were given.
The Misses Perrin and Waterman ren
dered a piano duet, and Miss Perrin and
Mr. Ish appeared in a duo for violin and
piano. E. Chase gave a solo on a French
horn, and a number by the Beethoven
String Quartet closed the programme.
The march of the roses this evening was
by far the finest procession of the fete.
After the march the guests flocked to the
dancing hall, and in the mazy waltz and
stately minuet made merry at the closing
of San Jose's successful, fete.
Election of IH rectors of the Santa Clara
y' .>"__*;, County Exchange.
■ SAN JOSE, Cal., May 4.— The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Santa
Clara County Fruit Exchange was held
this mornine: at the warehouse. Twelve
hundred of the 1600 shares of stock were
represented. .■>,- ™£*V
The old board of directors, composed of
the following, was re-elected 1 : Philo Her
?cy,H. C. Morrill, ißijjhter, F. C...
Wyrnan. George A. Bean, 'Nora G. Roger,
W. H, Wright, H. G. Keesling, J. T. Grant.
It was decided to extend the warehouse,
200 feet on account of the increased busi
ness handled by the exchange. The cost
will be about $10,000, and will be raised by
the sale of stock. ' The reports of the vari- ;
ous officers showed the exchange to be in
a prosperous condition and possessed of a
plant worth J 525,000. Over • $100,000 had
been advance^ on fruit, to .stockholders
during the past season, $60,000 of which
went to growers in the vicinity of Camp
bell.v !£■<*£■ ,p£\
The directors will meet next Monday
and elect officers for the ensuing year.
TO TEST THE FEE ZA.W.
Constables and Justices of Santa Clara
County Decide to Bring Action.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 4.— The consta
bles and Justices of this/county held a
meeting in Justice Dwyer's courtroom this
afternoon to take action -in regard to test
ing the new county fee bill in the courts.
Justice Herrington of Santa Clara pre
sided, and Charles Keane .acted as secre
tary. Constables and Justices were pres
ent from Alameda, San Mateo, San
Joaquin, San Benito and San Luis Obispo
It was decided to test the law in the
courts, and an assessment will be levied to
meet the expense.
: • '■• Chicken Fanciers in Session. • ;
SAN JOSE, Cal,, May The Santa
Clara Valley Poultry and Pet Stock Asso
ciation held its regular monthly meeting
in the parlors of th« St. James Hotel this
afternoon, President Charles R. Harker
It was reported that the association had
secured a reduction in the entrance fee
from $1 to 60 cents at the poultry show to
be held in San Francisco, December 1, on
condition that the association exhibit 500
birds. The committee appointed to make
arrangements for a poultry show in this
city in November was given further time.
Charles R. Harker showed a large Ply
mouth Rock cock', and a general discussion
was indulged in on the merits of the fowl.
Mrs. Tyler Beach reported that she had
sold thirty thoroughbred fowls, consisting
of black, white and brown leghorns and
Plymouth Rocks, for shipment to Central
America. '• iMftfr
SAD TRAGEDY AT LATHROP
A Young Physician Ends His
Life by Taking a Dose
Constant Brooding Over the Fate of
a Murdered Sister Drives Him
to the Act.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 4.— Dr. Wolf, a
young physician living at Lathrop, com
mitted suicide this morning at that town.
He was found in his office by Constable
Shepherd about 8 o'clock this morning
suffering from a dose of poison. Shepherd
reported the matter at the drugstore and
when he returned a few minutes afterward
Wolf had died.
Dr. Wolf was a brother of the wife of
Carlo Enrico Rita, who killed his wife and
then shot himself dead in the Palace Hotel,
San Francisco, on the first night of their
marriage. Constant brooding over the sad
fate of his sister drove him to take his life.
Coroner Clark was summoned to Lathrop
I this morning and bald an iiquest orer the
body of the dead man. The verdict of the
jury was that death was caused by an over*
dose of poison taken by Wolf with suicidal
The deceased was a young man of much
promise and his case is only exceeded in
sadness by that of his sister. He had been
in Lathrop but a short time. The body of
the suicide was shipped to this city for
interment this afternoon.
OF INTEREST TO THE COAST.
Daughters of the Count de Mitkieuficz
Inherit a fortune.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 4.— The
two daughters of Count Eugene de Mitkie
wicz, well known in San Francisco, have
fallen heir to nearly $1,000,000 each by the
death of their grandmother at Amherst,
Among the coast arrivals are Philip
Ruger, San Francisco; T. S. Bond, Oak
land; C. E. Roberts, Los Angeles.
Henry Frisch has been appointed Post
master at Lane, Cal.
Pensions have been granted as follows :
California: Original— Ole Anderson, Fort
Jones, Siskiyou County; Ethel Allen,
Santa Cruz; Thomas J. Bartlett, National
Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles. Reissued—
Stephen D. Hayes, Templeton, San Luis
Obispo County; James P. Smith, Salinas;
Abner L. Wiltes, West Palmdale, Los
Oregon: Original — John Dement, Pow
ells Valley, Multnomah County. Reissue
—Lewis T. Logan, Elk City, Benton
County; William H. Morgan, Corvallis,
Benton County; James H. Barnes, Salem,
Marion County ; James E. Michael, Laurel,
FARMERS SHOW FIGHT
Armed With Winchesters They
Burn Down a Pest
The Sheriff In a Corner With Small
pox Prisoners on His
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 4.— The En
quirer's special from Winchester, Ky.,
A pesthouse riot broke out to-day. A
colored prisoner in the county jail has
smallpox. To-day lumber was se
cured and carpenters put to vrork. The
farmers turned out en masse armed with
Winchesters. The carpenters had almost
completed the pesthouse before the mob
gathered. The citizens were stationed
along all the roads leading from "Winches
ter to the pesthouse.
When the Sheriff came out to protect
the carpenters with a large force he was
driven back to town by 200 armed men.
To-night the pesthouse was burned and
the farmers on all sides of the town are
guarding the roads in anticipation that the
smallpox prisoners may be taken through
their neighborhood to some obscure local
ity. They insist that they propose to stop
shipping contagious cases from the towns
to the country districts. Meantime the
Sheriff, whose resMence is in the jail, has
his smallpox prisoners on his hands and
cannot get out of town in any direction.
ARMT AND A'AVT rROMOTIOXS.
Many Officers Who Climb One Rung in the
WASHINGTON, D. C, May
motions in the line of* the array as a result
of promotion of Generals Bliss and Cop
pinger have. been made as follows:
Lieutenant-Colonel Jacob Kent, Four
teenth Infantry, to be colonel Twenty
Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ovenshine,
Seventeenth Infantry, to be colonel
Major Clarence M. Bailey, Fifteenth In
fantry, to be Jieutenant-eolonel; Major
James Powell Jr., Twenty-first Infantry, to
be lieutenant-colonel Fifteenth Infantry;
Captain Charles Hobart, Third Infantry,
to be major Fifteenth Infantry; Captain J.
N. Coe, Twentieth Infantry, to be
major Twenty-first Infantry: First
Lieutenaut John J. Breeton, Twenty
fourth Infantry, to be captain ; Lieutenant
W. C. Butler, Third Infantry, to be cap
tain; First Lieutenant James S. Rogers,
Twentieth Infantry, to be captain.
Promotions in tnenavy: William Wood
hull, to be deputy inspector, with the rank
of commander; William K. Van Reypan,
medical director, with the rank of captain.
SPLITS THE DIFFERENCE.
Secretary Herbert Decide* on the Flans
for the Gunboats.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May
tary Herbert has finally settled the dis
pute in the Board of Naval Bureau Chiefs
over the designs of light-draught gunboats
authorized to be built by the last Congress.
Four members of the board reported in
favor of the twin-screw boats without sails,
while two members held to the design pre
pared by the construction bureau, which
contemplated single-screw full-sail power
vessels. The Secretary has decided to
build boats of each type, four with full
sail power and single screws and two with
twin screws without sail power, having
only two signaling masts.
Work on the plans will be pushed, as it
is expected that the advertisements for
proposals will be issued in about a month.
THIS TEAR'S SUGAR BOUNTY.
Steps Hot Yet Taken to Make the Pay
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 4.— No
steps have as yet been taken by the Treas
ury Department looking to the payment of
this year's sugar bounty, for which Con
gress appropriated $5,000,000 at the last
session. From the estimates of the claims
already presented to the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue they will exceed the
amount of the appropriation by from
$600,000 to $1,000,000. Secretary Carlisle
has already virtually decided that the pay
ments of the claims proved will be prorata.
General Schofleld's Inspection.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 4.— General
Schofield will not leave on his intended
trip of inspection of army posts until the
15th or 16th inst. An erroneous impres
sion has been obtained to the effect that
the general will be on leave of absence,
but he will be, as before, commanding
general of the army, and exercise the
command until his retirement.
Mrs. Slackay Returns.
NEW YORK, N. Y M May 4.— Mrs. John
Mackay arrived from Europe to-day on the
Pariß. She comes, she says, on the advice
of her physicians, who said a sea voyage
would probably relieve the asthma.
Secretary Gresham Improving.
WASHINGTON. D. C, May
tary Gresham is somewhat better to-night.
He is suffering less pain and his physi
cians report his general condition im
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D.G., May 4.-To-day's
statement of the condition of the. treasury
shows : ' Available cash balance, $180,053,
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You should, of course, talc
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FOUR FATORIIES WOS.
Only One Outsider and a Second Choice
In It at Lexington.
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 4.— The Ken
tucky Association closed its sixty-ninth
annual spring meeting with very good suc
cess this afternoon. The weather was line,
the track fast and the sport excellent.
Four favorites, a second choice and a rank
outsider won the six events on , the card. I
Greenwich had a lay-down in the Strauss j
stakes and won all. the way. Philetta,
Mike Bowerraan's filly, was the surprise
of the meeting, winning the fourth race
very easily. Prices ranged from 40 to 60
to 1. A special train left to-night for Louis
ville, taking nearly all the strangers out of
Selling, purse $300, for three-year-olds and
upward, seven and a half furlongs, Rap-a-Tap
won, Tom Elmore second, Tariff Reform third.
Selling, purse $350, for three-year-olds and
upward, nix furlongs, Ace won, May Rose sec
ond, Al Boyer third. Time, 1:15.
Louis and Gus Strauss' selling stakes, for
three-year-olds and upward, guaranteed value
$1250, one mile, Greenwich won, Probosco sec
ond, Hilario third. Time, 1:42.
Selling, purse $300, for two-year-olds, four
and a half furlongs, Phileta won, Essie second,
Hattie Gay third. Time, :56%.
Purse $100, for maiden two-year-olds, five
furlongs, St. Lee won, McHenry second, Char
ley Young third (coupled with Willie X).
Selling, for three-year-olds and upward, six
furlongs, Golden Hopes won, Trifairal second,
Amy L third. Time, I :ls}£.
ROBY, Ind.', May 4.— furlongs, Abana
Boy won, Kalamazoo second, Marble Rock
third. Time, 1:18. •
Half a mile, Cassie Neill won, Security sec
ond, Social Smith third. Time, :51}£.
One and an eigth miles, Our Maggie won,
Freddie L. T. second, Constant third. Time,
Six furlongs, Mordette won, Jim Head sec
ond. Dago third. Time, I:l7J^.
Five and a half furlongs, Yucatan won, Dr.
Garnett second," Bar Guard third. Time,
CHICAGO, 111., May 4.— Pop Gray easily
beat Percy, the Ironmaster and Amelia
May in the selling stakes at Hawthorne
to-day. There was no trouble. The war
rants sworn out yesterday for the arrest of
the officials were not served. '.'■£:. -^
Two-year-olds, allowances, selling, half a
mile, Kamsin won, Millie M second, Cherub
third. Time, -A 9%.
- For all ages, allowances, selling, six furlongs,
Tremor won, Cossack second, Martha Griffin
third. Time, 1:14.
Selling, sweepstakes for. three-year-olds
and upward, $50 each, $15 forfeit with $1500
added, of which $250 to second and $150 to
third, allowances, seven furlongs, Pop Gray
won, imp. Percy second, The Ironmaster
third. Time, 1:26^.
All ages, allowances, one mile, Figaro
won, Shuttle second, Rasper third. Time,
1:40%. . ;
All ages, allowances, over four hurdles,
one and a sixteenth miles, My Luck won,
St. Brandon second, Bedford third. Time,
,1:55%. ' ■-
AT THE FULTON FERRY TRACK.
Bicyclist de Cardy Adds More Records
to the List.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4. — Fulton
Ferry track added to records two its long
list to-day and Will de Cardy of Chicago
made them both, the mile competition and
the flying mile unpaced. Weather fine.
One mile, class B, O. Gardiner won, L. C.
Johnson second, Carter third. Time, 2:29 1-5.
Two-thirds of a mile, class B, L. C. Johnson
won. Time, 1:25.
■ One mile, class A, for local men, Owen Kim
ball won. Time, 2 :23 3-5. ;
There were eleven starterg. G. A. Phil
lips of Denver and Will tie Cardy of Chi
cago were allowed to enter this race to go
against the competition record. They were
paced by a tandem (Skelton and Van
Herik). Phillips soon dropped back with
the local men, but De Cardy hung on to
the tandem as though glued to it until the
backstretch. where he left it and came on
and finished fresh in the remarkable time
of 2:05 4-5, breaking the world's competi
tion record ol 2:101-5, made by Sims at
Such testimonials as the following,
from reliable people, must be accepted
as proof of the great blood purifying
powers of Hood's Sarsaparilla:
"I gladly state what Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla did for our boy. Six yaars ago ha
fell down the cellar stairs. In two or
three weeks he began to have pains in
his right knee so badly that we called a
doctor. He said the trouble was rheu-
matism, but did him no good, so we
called other physicians, including a Bos-
toa specialist, and all failed. Soon our
boy was so lame that he could not walk.
As his leg began to cramp up besides
paining him severely in his knee, we
took the boy to New York, where h«
was examined by two physioimns, who
Said He Had Hip Disease.
We had a brace made to ke«p the leg from
cramping, and upon the doctor's advice
we again took him to Boston, this time
to the Children's Hospital. Ho was
there three months, during which Urns
they made aa operation on his leg and
did all they could for him, but they did
not effect a cure. When we brought him
home he had running sores on his leg.
He could not put his foot on the ground.
At last we were advised to give Hood's
Sarsaparilla a trial. The boy seemed to
gain after the first bottle and today he
can walk, run and play as lively as any
boy, the sores have all healed up and h* is
The Picture of Health.
He goes to school daily without the aid
of crutches. I hope Hood's Sarsaparilla
may be of as much benefit to others."
John C. Boyle, 45 Water St., Wore, Mass.
Springfield. No intermediate time was
One mile, handicap, class B, Steenson, 9O
yards, won. Time, 2 :28 2-5.
Quarter of a mile, class B, Gardner won.
One mile/lclass A, unpaced, flying start, Will
tde Cardy w»n. Time, 2:12 1-5. Former record
H. Davidson at Waltham 2:14 2-5.
One mile, class A, Van JJerik won. Time,
FOR THE KEXTUCKI DERBY.
Halma the Favorite, but Lnureate'B
Chances are Good.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4.-Halma,
Galen dOr and Potsdam arrived yesterday
and all of the Kentucky derby starters are
now ready for the derby on Monday. There
will be sis horses go to the post. The
other three are Basso, Curator and
Laureate. A fortnight ago it looked like a
walkover for Laureate with two great vic
tories to her credit. Then came defeat,
followed by the victories of Halraa and tho
track scorching work of Basso and Cura«
tor. The kaleidoscope has shifted from
one horserace and the Kentucky derby de
veloped into what promises to be the best
contest of that classic event in ten years.
Halma will be the favorite because ol
two recent victories at Lexington, but
Leaureate will be close at his heels at the
betting, followed by Basso and Curator iv
the order named. Potsdam and Galen d'Of
have few followers, although the stable has
high opinion of the former.
It is expected the derby will be wit
nessed by the greatest crowd ever assem
bled on a Kentucky track. All the rail
roads will run excursions and trainloads
have already been booked from Cincinnati,
Indianapolis, Chicago, Lexington and
other points. There are over 800 horses at
the track, embracing all the western cracks
and the flower of the two and three-year
olds. Entries for Monday's races will close
at the track at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
WOK BY EDDIE McDVFFIE.
Two Hundred and Forty-Three Wheelmen
Start in the Maiden Handicap.
MALDEN, Mass., May 4.— The fourth
annual Linscott handicap 25-mile road
race was held here this afternoon. Fully
10,000 people w itnessed the race. The day
was perfect, and the roads were in fin©
condition. There were 237 entries and 243
There were a number of accidents during
the race, and only 155 men finished. A
heavy shower came up about fifteen
minutes before the finish of the race, mak
ing the roads very heavy. The finish was
very exciting, riders coming in in bunches
of one to twenty.
The best time was made by Eddie Mo
Duffie of Maiden in 1:12:9. He won a
$200 diamond. The next best time was
made by W. C. French of Boston, in
1:12:40. The third best time was made by
Monte Scott of Plainfield, N. J., in 1:20:55.
The fourth time prize was won by George
R. Cutter of Boston, in 1:12:59, who also
won the iirst prize from the 2:15 mark.
Foreign Books Barred.
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 4.— The board
of stewards of the Kentucky Association
this afternoon passed a resolution "never
to permit on the racetrack loreign books,"
and that "hereafter no more guaranteed
stakes will be offered; that all stakea
shall have a stipulated amount added."
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