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AT CAMP CULBERSON
Parade of the Veterans
of the Southern
Confederacy.
JOINED BY MEN IN BLUE.
Once More They Engage in
Battle, but Blood Is Not
Spilled.
ONE VERY TOUCHING INCIDENT.
Jefferson's Daughter Weeps in the
Arms of Grizzled Governor
Lubbock.
HOUSTON, Tex., May 24.— Although
many of the visiting Confederate veterans
left for home last night and to-day, there
are still several thousand here. A grand
parade was held this afternoon by the vet
erans and ail the militia companies at
Camp Culberson. The weather was rather
unpleasant, being hot and muggy. The
parade was formed by States, the com
panies being in line in the order in which
their respective States seceded from the
Union.
Miss Winnie Davis and General Gordon
viewed the veterans and militia which
participated, after which there was a grand
sham battle, with an exhibition drill of
Light Battery, Third Regiment, U. S. A.
An elaborate display of fireworks con
cluded the celebration.
Misa "Winnie Davis left to-nierht with
the Washington Artillery of New Orleans,
and alter spending a day in the Crescent
City will proceed to Richmond, Va. She
held Beveral receptions this morning. She
met several thousand veterans.
A touching incident occurred in the
course of the morning, when Governor
Lubbock in a choking voice said to the
daughter of Jefferson Davis:
"It was I who carried you, child, into
prison to see your father." He got no
further. Miss Davis threw her arms about
him and they both mingled their tears.
Veterans' and younger spectators present
were visibly affected by the scene.
At noon the convention of the United
Confederate Veterans resumed its session
and took up the work where it was left off
yesterday.
: The fifth annual convention of the
United Confederate Veterans' Association
closed to-day. General John B. Gordon of
Georgia was re-elected commander-in-
chief; Wade Hampton of South Carolina,
lieutenant-general, Department of North
Virginia; Stephen D. Lee of Mississippi,
lieutenant-general, Department of Ten
nessee; W. L. Campbell, lieutenant-gen
eral, Trans-Mississippi Department. The
only one making opposition wag General
Cabell, he being inclined to favor General
Waul.
A resolution was adopted that the 3d of
June shall be se* apart for the observance
of memorial services throughout the South
in honor of the Confederate dead.
The committee on history was instructed
to memorialize the several legislatures of
the Southern States, the Boards of Educa
tion and all public and private teachers in
the South as well as parents of the rising
generation, to discard the partisan his
tories mentioned in the committee's re
port to the convention, and to commend
for general private use such histories as
the committee has recommended to the
association.
A letter from General Schofield to Gen
eral Gordon was read. The letter was
written before General Schofield left for
San Antonio. In conclusion he says :
"I am sure I express the sentiments of a
vast majority of the people of the North,
not only of the old Union soldiers who
have shown their confidence and sym
pathy, but of the new and rising genera
tion in whom the destiny of the country
for the future must be placed. I have long
known that the same sentiment pervaded
the people of the South, and I have
stopped in the South to assure them that
their loyalty to the constitution and to the
laws of the Nation is appreciated by the
great mass of the people of the North, who
recognize to the fullest extent the
fidelity which the Southern soldiers
have for so many years displayed
to the pledges they gave, after the
conclusion of the great contest, so that
now and henceforth there can be no pos
sible reason why the people of the North
and South, old soldiers and young soldiers,
shall not unite under the flag of the Union
to promote the best interests of their coun
try and defend her honor throughout the
world."
The offer of Charles Broadway Rouss of
New York to donate $100,000 to a fund for
the establishment of a permanent head
quarters in which the historical archives
of the Confederacy shall be kept was re
ferred to a special committee, which will
report at the next meeting at Richmond,
Va., in 1896. The convention then stood
adjourned.
EJECTING THE SETTLERS
Indian Police Compelling Men
to Move From the Leased
Lands.
But There Will Be Some Blood-
Spilling If Kelly's Pasture Is
Invaded.
PENDER, Nebr., May 24.— Indian Agent
Beck has positively commenced the eject
ment of settlers occupying the lands of the
Flournoy Company on the Winnebago
Reservation. O. E. Anderson, Peter
Bloomeand William Berg, residing in the
vicinity of Wakefield, Nebr., were re
moved yesterday by sixteen Indian police,
armed to the teeth. Captain Beck has
served notice that other settlers must so,
and will continue eviction to-day.
It is thought there will be an attempt to
put off the cattle in Dick Kelley's pasture
to-morrow. If the attempt is made there
surely will be bloodshed, as Kelley has
threatened to shoot the first redskin that
comes inside of his pasture for that pur
pose.
There is no excitement here, whatever,
as it is believed the agent will not use
force. Those who have been oußted by the
police were merely told to get off, and
when they refused were not molested.
FOREST FIJtKS RAtiTSG.
Several Wisconsin and Michigan Towns
i - in €hr«mt Danger.
ASHLAND, Wis., May 24.— Forest fires
- are raging in the vicinity i; of Ashland
Junction and south of Ashland. Dis
patches from down the lines of the Wis
consin Central and Chicago and North
western roads say the fires are looking bad
to-night.
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., May 24.—
Forest fires are raging near the city, en
veloping it in smoke. The flames are
fanned by a south wind and the thermom
eter is 86. Everything is very dry.
RAMSEY, Mich., May 24.— This town is
surrounded by forest fires and the people
are in fear that the town will ourn and are
taking necessary precautions.
DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE.
Minister Xemero Explains the Mexican
Mining Tax.
"WASHINGTON, D. C., May 24.— Senor
Romero, the Mexican Minister, said to
day concerning the intention of Mexico to
decree an export duty discriminating
against the American capital invested in
Mexican mining enterprises that he was
not aware that such a bill had been ap
proved by the Mexican Congress, but that
as it was presented by the executive he
believed that it is very likely to be ap
proved.
Senor Romero further said that the real
object of the pending bill was to distribute
on the whole mining industry of Mexico
the very high duty now levied upon the
mining of silver. The present mining
duty is 4.44 per centum.
Senor Romero further said that the real
object of the new bill is to distribute equal
ly between all the silver producers of
Mexico, the present tax and which now
lie on some classes of miners, and that the
imputation that it is a discriminating
measure against American capital invested
in Mexico is utterly without foundation.
AFTER THE SHORT LINE
Determined Struggle of a Trust
Company to Secure the
Property.
Union Pacific Receivers Are Busy
Forming Plans to Keep
the Road.
OMAHA, Nebb., May 24.— Receivers
Clark, Mink and Anderson were in confer
ence to-day making up their report to
Judge Sanborn, which will be filed Mon
day in St. Paul according to the order
made by the Judg« of the Eighth Judicial
District in the Short Line receivership
case. It is anticipated the report will be
exhaustive and will cover the earnings
and expenses of the Short Line system
from the time the receivers have begun up
to the present. The report will further
show the moneys on hand that may be
applied to defaulted interest on the first
mortgage as near as can be shown. There
will be a large delegation of Union Pacific
people leave Sunday night for St. Paul.
As to the outcome of the report, it is
purely problematical, although there
see,ms to be a feeling that the attorneys of
the American Loan and Trust Company
will produce in court the money necessary
to pay the interest in default on the Oregon
Short Line and thereby secure the appoint
ment of J. M. Egan as receiver.
The American Loan and Trust Company
is determined to succeed to the control of
the property and operate it indepr adently
of the Union Pacific in order to show its
earning capacity.
Mr. Kellogg, when here on the Short
Line division's hearing, publicJy stated
that his client would have the money in
court to pay the interest in default on the
first mortgage, and would be able to make
the offer of the interveners gocd. It will
take $1,500,000 to do this. However, the
Short Line has not yet been divorced from
the Union Pacific, and many things may
happen before Monday that will assist in
the retention of the present receivers.
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24.— Robert
P. Calmus has been appointed postmaster
at North Fork, Cal.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California — Original : Thomas Bassett,
Balls Ferry; George W. Mank, Grizzly
Flats; Michael Cadden, Natiol Soleiers'
Home. Additional — J. Vancliief, Veter
an's Home; J. P. Tillson, Summerland
Hugh P. Coxe, lone. Increase — Theodore-
A. Hibbard. San Jose. Reissue — Emmet
Hart, Santa Rosa. Original widow — Mar
garet W. Trade, San Jose. Mexican War
widow — Dinah A. Brown, Seaside.
Oregon: Original widows — Margaret
Boyles, Wilhoit ; Susan C. Evans (mother),
Oswego.
Washington : Increase— A urelius C. Sa
bine, Vancouver.
Funeral of MeCulloch.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24.— N0
arrangements have yet been made for the
funeral of ex-Secretary of the Treasury
Hugh McCulloch, and probably none will
be made until the arrival of his daughter
Mary. She sailed for New York on the
18th, and will probably reach New York
either to-day or to-morrow.
Costa Siea and Nicaragua.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24.— Senor
Calvo, the Costa Rican representative
here, says that the reports of probable war
between Costa Rica and Nicaragua are
groundless.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24.— The
day's statement of the condition of the
treasury shows: Available cash balance,
$183,445,305: gold reserve, $98,248,559.
Cleveland's Portrait in Fire.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 24.— President
Cleveland's portrait will illuminate the
night during the festivities attending the
opening of the Baltic ship canal. It will
be shown in pyrotechnics from the yard
arm of the cruiser New York at Kiel and
at the same time a fiery portrait of Em
peror William will be displayed.
Wreck of a Ship Discovered.
DUNKIRK. N. V., May 24.— A wreck of
a ship has been discovered five miles off
shore, nine miles west of here. It lies in
sixty-five feet of water. It is thought to
be the steamship Dean Richmond, which
foundered with all on board October 4, 1893.
Sentence of a Cashier.
CHICAGO, 111., May 24.— Fred Griffin,
who, as cashier of the Northwestern Na
tional Bank, defaulted for about $50,000,
was to-day sentenced in the United Btates
Circuit Court to five years' imprisonment.
Miners Will Jtrturn to Work.
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 24.-The miners'
strike of the Pittsburg district is practi
cally ended. The strikers will go back to
work at the operators' terms of 60 cents
per ton.
Germany's Spirit Tax.
BERLIN, Germany, May 24.— The Reich
stag to-day, by a vote of 165 to 85, adopted
the spirit taxation amendment bill.
There is no baking powder which pro
duces such sweet and tasteful food as the
Royal Baking Powder.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1895.
LIKENED UNTO SAUL.
Carlisle Classed Among
the Mighty Who Are
Fallen.
SCORED BT MR. BRYAN.
The Nebraska Champion of
Silver Makes an Abie
Argument.
DRAWS THE DEADLY PARALLEL.
Utterances of the Secretary of the
Treasury In 1878 and at the
Present Day.
MEMPHIS, Term., May 24.— Memphis is
the storm center of the South just now in
the agitation of the all-absorbing currency
question. Close upon the event 3of yester
day's "sound-money" convention at the
Auditorium, at which the economic views
of the Secretary of the Treasury were ex
pounded to a large gathering of men from
all parts, of the South, comes a rousing
meeting to-night of an equally numerous
class of citizens, whose slogan is "Honest
Money," and whose gue«tof honor was the
eloquent young Nebraska Congressman,
William J. Bryan.
Shortly after the sound-money conven
tion was called the silver people got to
work upon a counter demonstration, with
the result that Mr. Bryan consented to
reply to the speech of Secretary Carlisle.
The meeting was held at the Grand Opera
house to-night. That structure seats only
about one-third as many people as the
Auditorium, in which yesterday's conven
tion was held, and a large number of peo
ple who sought admittance could not be
accommodated.
Mr. Bryan was introduced by Mr. Car
mack, editor of the Commercial Appeal,
and received an enthusiastic reception. A
considerable part of his speech was taken
up with comparisons of Secretary Car
lisle's last speech with utterances said to
have been made by him in 1878. The tell
ing points in Mr. Bryan's speech were
loudly applauded. He was followed by
Congressman J. M. Allen of Mississippi in
a humorous and interesting speech.
Mr. Bryan said in part:
I have read the speech delivered by Mr.
Carlisle in this city, also that delivered by him
at Covington last Monday evening, and 1 have
compared them with the speech delivered by
him on February 21, 1878, in the House of
Representatives, and I am reminded of the
language used by David in lamenting the death
of Saul, "How are the mighty fallen."
In 1878 Mr. Carlisle was hurling the pebbles
of truth at the giant of the Philistines, John
Sherman; to-day, as a Goliath, he daily issues
challenges to his former friends. Mr. Carlisle
did not refer while at Memphis to bis speech of
1878, but he did refer to it at Covington, and
said: "Some of the opinions then expressed
have been modified, and some of them have
been changed altogether by subsequent events
and by a more thorough investigation of
the subjects to which they related, but
on the question of free coinage my
convictions have never been shaken for a
moment." But he did not stave, even at
Covington, what parts of his former speech he
repudiated and what parts he modified. He
served in the House and Senate for at>out fif
teen years after t&e making of that speech, and
never upon a single occasion did he attempt to
withdraw the utterances of 1878, or to
modify the emphasis with which he then
spoke. He explains that he voted for free
coinage in 1873 in the hope that it would
be amended in the Senate, but he never voted
against free coinage until after the nomination
of Mr. Cleveland in 1892. It is true that in
1878 Mr. Carlisle did say that he was opposed
to the free coinage of silver; but he ought, in
all fairness, to have stated that he was at that
time opposed to the free coinage of gold also.
He said in his speech in 1878: "I am opposed
to the free coinage of either gold or silver, but
in favor of the unlimited coinage of both
metals upon terms of exact equality." Not
only was his present language contradicted by
his former speech, but a letter written in 1890
by him says that he was at that time in favor
of free and unlimited coinage of silver.
Mr. Carlisle in 1878 said: "The struggle now
going on cannot cease until all the industrial
interests of the country are fully and finally
emancipated from the heartless domination of
the syndicates, stock exchanges and other
great combinations of money-grabbers in this
country and Europe." Now he is the honored
guest at a convention attended by bankers and
financiers who are opposed to the use of silver
as standard money. Mr. Carlisle asks why the
advocates of bimetallism are not in favor of
the restoration of silver gradually.
What mockery this is. Did they not secure
the passage of the seigniorage bill after the re
peal of the Sherman law, and did not Mr. Car
lisle's chief, Mr. Cleveland, veto this bill, not
withstanding the fact that it was voted for by
more than two-thirds of the Democrats of both
houses? Did not the advocates of bimetallism
in the Senate offer to support a bill provid
ing for the unlimited coinage of silver,
with the " provision that the Government
should charge a seigniorage equal to the
difference between the bullion and coining
values? Did not the opponents of silver op
pose the measure as violently as they did the
free coinage of silver? In 1878, when Mr. Car
lisle was in sympathy with the masses of the
people, he said: "Let us, if we can do no
better, pass bill after bill, embodying in each
some one substantial provision for relief, and
send them to the executive for his approval.
If he withholds his signature and we are un
able to secure the necessary vote, here or else
where, to enact them into laws notwithstanding
his veto, let us, as a last resort, suspend
the rules and put them into a general appro
priation bill with the distinct understanding
that if the people can get no relief the Govern
ment can get no money." These are the words
of the same distinguished statesman, who, at
Memphis and Covington, assures the people
that there is now no need of relief, and that we
have only to enjoy the prosperity guaranteed
by a gold standard.
Mr. Carlisle in discussing the legal ratio
assumes that the United States can accomplish
no more by free coinage than our little neigh
bor, Mexico, and overlooks entirely the effect
which will be produced upon the value of
6ilver bullion by the unlimited use of it in the
United States. In other words, he does not
take Into consideration the fact that the
United States is, In commercial standing, many
times as great as Mexico, and he does not
take into consideration the fact that an in
creased demand such as would be furnished by
the United States will affect the price of that
portion of silver which falls upon the market.
In estimating the amount of gold available for
coinage annually he fails to consider the great
increase in the consumption of gold in the arts,
and the increase in commerce in the last 100
years. Mr. Carlisle holds out no hope of inter
national bimetallism, but insists that it is the
duty of this Government to maintain a gold
standard, and tries to show that it will cause
an appreciation in the value of the dollar.
At the Memphis conventi n Mr. Catchings
insisted that opponents of silver were expect
ing international bimetallism. This seeming
conflict between Mr. Carlisle and Mr. Catch
ings can be easily explained. Mr. Carlisle
believed that the Government should buy
whatever silver it needs, and, therefore, might
be called a buy-metallist. Mr. Caterings is in
favor of the restoration of silver after awhile,
if other nations will help us, and, therefore,
may be called a by-and-by-me tallist
What need is there for bimetallism if the gold
standard will furnish a sufficient amount of
money? The confession that bimetallism is
desirable destroys all argument advanced in
behalf of gold monometallism, and when one
has admitted the desirability of bimetallism
he must either favor the restoration of it by
the United States alone or submit the destinies
of this people to foreign nations. It has been
well said that it is more dangerous to put an
English banker at the head of our financial
system than to have the English admiral at the
head of our navy or an English general at the
head of our army.
Mr. Bryan discussed various phases of
the money question, quoting frequently
from Senator Carlisle and answering his
arguments by arguments formerly made
by Secretary Carlisle or by statistics. He
closed by saying that Secretary Carlisle
had deserted the "struggling masses" for
whom he formerly spoke, but
that, even without his leader
ship, they would be able to cast
their ballots for the restoration of the gold
and silver coinage of the constitution, and
that the present efforts of Secretary Car
lisle, instead of retarding the movement,
would make his former speech familiar to
the American people and show them the
danger of entrusting our financial policy
to the "idle holders of idle capital or to
their representatives."
FOR A. MISSOURI CONTENTION.
Silver Men Are Not Idle in the Great
Com State.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 24.—
Chairman Ferris of the Democratic County
Committee of Laclede County, •'Silver
Dick" Bland's home, has taken the first
step toward calling a State silver conven
tion in Missouri. He has sent a circular
letter to Committeeman J. E. Short of
Cole County, inclosing a call for a conven
tion to meet at Jefferson City on July 4.
This call will be sent to the committees of
each county. It will be some days before \
it is known what action will be taken by
the different counties, as many of the
county conventions have been called but
have not yet convened, and the chairman
will wait until their meetings come off be
fore acting.
All Caused by Jealousy.
CHICAGO, 111.. May 24.— Mrs. Anna
Annabel to-night shot and killed her hus
band aud then committed suicide. The
tragedy was the result of jealousy on the
part of Mrs. Annabel, because of the alleged
attention shown by her husband for a
young woman of Davenport, lowa, who
had nursed him through an illness con
tracted while he was on a visit a short time
ago to his parents, who live in lowa City.
Mr. Annabel was janitor of the Nyacfc flat
building on Ellis avenue.
FORMOSA IS A REPUBLIC
It Has Decided to Break Away
From China and
Japan.
The Yellow Dragon Flag Raised and
the Governor Made Presi
dent.
SHANGHAI, China, May 24.—For
mosa has declared itself a republic, the
flag being a yellow dragon on a blue
ground.
The Governor, Chang Ting Sung, ia
mar»e President, and has notified the for
eign representatives.
VICTORIA. IS SErESTT-SIX.
■ -• . I
Suitable Celebration of the Queen* Birth
day Anniversary .
LONDON, Eng., May 24.— The seventy
sixth birthday of Queen Victoria was ob
served to-day at all the naval and mili
tary stations to-day, with the exception of
the city, by the usual display of flags, the
drooping of the colors, etc. In London
the celebration will take place to-morrow.
At Windsor the usual royal salute was
fired in the "long walk," and the pretty
city was elaborately decorated. In this
city, in accordance with time-honored
custom, the Scots Guards marched from
their barracks in Chelsea to Hyde Park
and went through the ceremony of droop
ing the colors.
The official celebration will take place
to-morrow, when all the public offices and
the law courts will be closed, and Lord
Rosebery and other officials of the Cabinet
will give banquets. The Prince of Wales
will attend the dinner given by Lord Rose
bery.
Rosebery dined with* the Queen last
evening, and slept at Windsor last night.
He was given an audience with her
Majesty this morning. The Queen ap
proved the list of birthday honors sub
mitted to her by the Premier.
Among the birthday honors made public
to-day it is announced that Walter Besant,
the author and chairman of the executive
committee of authors, has been knighted.
JFA.VORB THE SU It SIDY.
England Urged to Protect Its Interests
in the Pacific.
LONDON, Esq., May 24.— The Times
this morning, in a leader on the Pacific
mail scheme, says that if there is one fea
ture by which the history of the twentieth
century is likely to be distinguished be
yond all others, it bids fair to be the de
velopment of the open shores of the Pacific
by a movement of civilization of the
world, already seen on the shores of the
Mediterranean and of the Atlantic. The
article considers that the Government is
justified in bestowing an annual subsidy
of £100,000 on the Pacific mail and cable
service.
It suggests that the amount is now ab
sorbed by Bechunaland, and might be lib
erated by giving Bechunaland to Cape
Colony, and under a protectorate to a
chartered company.
ill is Tranquil at St. Thomas.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 24.—
The Governor of Santa Cruz, the largest
of the Virgin Islands, West Indies, which
forms, with St. Thomas and St. John, "a
Danish colony, cables that all is quiet
there, and that nothing is known of the
reported insurrection exists on the island
of St. Thomas.
Trying to Sell the Canal.
COLON, Colombia, May 24.— 1t is re
ported here that the new French company
which has been pushing the work along
the route of the Panama canal is trying to
sell the canal to an American syndicate.
Mra. Hazard's Reception.
LONDON, Enq., May 24.— The reception
given by Mrs. Bayard, wife of the United
States Embassador, yesterday, was well at
tended.
Princ* Bismarck's Neuralgia.
HAMBURG, Germany, May 24.— Prince
Bismarck's neuralgia of the face has
reached an acute stage.
The cook should examine carefully the
label of the baking powder and see that she
is not imposed upon. If the grocer sends
anything but the Royal send it back, as
one cook did five times until she got the
Royal. The only safe way is for the cook
to have the finest things to work with, ana
the Royal is not only the finest but the
most economical to use, because it goes so
much further.
OPPOSE FREE SILVER
Love Feast of the New
York Democratic
Editors.
CLEVELAND NOT THERE.
But He Writes in His Placid
Style on "Sound, Safe"
Money.
SAYS IT IS TIME TO PROTEST.
Senator HIM and Comptroller Eckles
Also Raise Their Voices for
Their Party.
NEW 'YORK, N. V., May 24.— At to
day's session of the Democratic Editorial
Association of New York, resolutions were
adopted that the Democratic press of this
State pledge itself to oppose any legisla
tion looking to the free and unlimited
coinage of silver. There was only one
negative vote.
The stay of the Democratic editors came
to an end to-night, when a banquet was
tendered them at Delmonico's. Colonel
William Brown was toastmaster. He in
troduced John A. Mason, who thanked the
Democrats of Gotham for their hospitality
l o the visitors. Mi. Mason then read a
letter from President Cleveland, which
evoked tumultuous applause. After ex
pressing regret at his inability to be
present, the President in his letter said :
When a campaign is actively on foot to force
the free, unlimited and independent coinage
of silver at a ratio which will add to our circu
lation unrestrained millions of so-called dol
lars, intrinsically worth but half the amount
they purport to represent, with no provision or
resource to make good any defici«ncy in value,
and when it is claimed that such a proposition
has any relation to the principles of Democ
racy it is time for all who may in the least de
gree influence Democratic thought to realize
the responsibility.
Our party is the party of the people, because
it is drifted hither and thither by every wave
of popular excitement and misconception, but
because while it tests every proposition by the
doctrines which underlie its organization, in
sists that all interests should be defended in
the administration of the Government without
special favor or discrimination.
Our party is the party of the people because
In its careful welfare of all our countrymen it
resists dangerous schemes born of discontent,
advocated by appeals to sectional or class pre
judices and reinforced by their insiduous acts
of private selfishness and cupidity.
Above all our party is the party of the people
.■when it recognizes the fact that sound and ab
solutely safe money is the life blood of our
country's strength and prosperity and when it
teaches that, none of our fellow-citizens, rich
or poor, can escape the consequences of a de
generation of our currency. Democratic con
servatism dictates that if there exists incon
venience and hardship resulting from the con
gestion or imperfect distribution of our circu
lating medium, a remedy should be applied
which will avoid the disaster that must follow
in the trail of silver monometallism.
Letters of regret were also received from
Secretary Lamont, Postmaster - General
Wilson and others.
Toastmaster Brown introduced Senator
Hill as the "Democrat who stands for all
that is pure and srand in Democratic pol
itics." The Senator was accorded a perfect
ovation as he rose, to speak to the toast
of "Democracy." Senator Hill said in
part:
The most important recent event In our Na
tional affairs is the decision by the Supreme
Court that a Federal tax on rents or the income
on personal property laid by the last Congress
is the direct tax and must be apportioned
among the States according to the census. For
that event we should congratulate ourselves
and render hearty the next.
Referring to the silver question he said :
I am not in the council of the gold mono
metallists, but if I were I would suggest that
they are prejudiced against the cause of sound
and safe currency at this moment by nagging
over false and immaterial subjects as" whether
under the coinage law of 1872 the silver
dollar was the unit of value. If New York can
be carried by the Democrats this fall it can be
carried in 189G, and with it the country and
the Presidency. Another defeat here fore
bodes National disaster."
Comptroller of the Currency James H.
Eckels spoke to the toast "Sound Money a
Fundamental Principle of True Democ
racy."
After referring briefly to the justice and
expediency of a free press, and speaking
eloquently for the great principles for
which the Democratic party stands, Mr.
Eckles turned to the financial question of
the day. Sound money he declared to be
a fundamental principle of true Democ
racy. Referring to the attitude of Presi
dent Cleveland, the speaker asserted that
the signs of returning prosperity demon
strated the wisdom of the Government's
recent acts and the confidence of the peo
ple in the administration. He argued that
the future fortune of the Democratic party
demanded that it should avert all sham
and illusion in dealing with the money
question. He said in part:
In the light of the present situation I am
sure Democrats bent upon advancing their
party's interest and the country's prosperity
can do no better service than abjection from a
distinctively Democratic standpoint to the
position which the advocate of the free coin
age of ailve r, as it is now presented, would
commit the party. The gravest indictment
Democrats presented against the protectionists
was that they were aiding and abetting class
legislation in maintain? protective tariff laws
upon the statute-books, yet the attempt is now
being made to place the Democrats in the posi
tion of advocating for the politics there is
in It legislation that is most distintively
class legislation as the most extreme measure
.^ver conceived by the warmest adherent of
protection. Ido not overstate when I say the
present agitation of the free coinage of silver
is due in the first instance to the silver-pro
ducing class, who, complaining that their
mining interests are languishing, claim it to
be the duty of the Government to revive them
by affording a market for all the silver bullion
they can deposit at the mints, and to make
them more profitable by coining for them free
of charge all such bullion into dollars contain
ing less than one dollar's worth of metal en
dowed with full legal tender properties.
ON THE EEL EIVEE,
The Supreme Court Modifies a Former
Opinion a» to Seine Nets.
In the case of Heckman agaiftst Swett
et al., the Supreme Court yesterday modi
fied a former opinion as to water-front
rights in Humboldt County.
The case presented for determination
simply the question of the respective
rights ot the parties under a statute of
1859 to cast seines and nets for salmon in
the waters of Eel River fronting uoon tl»e
land of the plaintiff. The court held that
this statute had not been repealed, but
merely regulated as to time of fishing by
subsequent sections.
A former judgment gave the plaintiff
the exclusive right of casting nets in Eel
River irrespective of the purposes for
which they were cast, and enjoined the de
fendants from casting any nets in the
waters fronting on the plaintiff's land.
Ihe present ODimon by the Supreme Court
modifies the right of casting" the nets to
tne purpose of catching salmon.
THE CRICKETERS.
Result of the Came at Santa Cruz
Yesterday.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 24.— The Eng
lish residents of Santa Cruz and vicinity
celebrated the anniversary of the Queen's
birthday to-day by a cricket game at the
athletic park at Vue de l'Eau. The day
was a perfect one and the attendance was
very good, the English people predom
inating. As it was the first game of cricket
ever played in this city it attracted much
attention and was novel as well as inter
esting to the spectators. The clubs in the
game wore the carnival colors, and were
composed of Captain Hilton Crooks, Tay
lor, Pattison, Collins, Haynes, Jansen, Dr.
Forrest, Pickering and Radke.
The members of the university blues
wore the Cambridge and Oxford colors, a
dark and light shade of blue. Those in
the eleven were Captain Stanfield Welding
Mr., Fauks, Jareman, Welding Jr., Newton,
Stansfield, Allen, Broadwood Sr., Haley
and Broadwood Jr.
The game was called at 2 o'clock and fin
ished at 6 o'clock. The score for the first
two innings was 42 to 25 in favor of the
carnival colors, and the score for the sec
ond two innings was in favor of the same
team, being 69 to 4l.
After the game a delightful tea was
served by the English ladies.
PEPPER DEFEATS KING
The Twenty- Round Contest
Decided in Eleven
Fierce Battles.
The Official Stops the Fight After
King Is Practically Knocked
Out.
Henry Pepper defeated Joe King in
eleven rounds at the Colma Athletic
Club, San Mateo County, last night.
"Potrero" Shaughnessy went down before
'•'Mission" McGrath in ten bloody rounds,
and everybody who attended the mills had
all the gore they wanted.
Sheriff McAvoy of San Mateo County
was on hand with his deputies to preserve
order, but despite the presence of the peace
officers pandemonium reigned.
At every knockdown the crowd yelled.
Advice was shouted from all parts of the
building to the fighters, and at each lull in
the tumult the announcement was maae
that if order was not preserved the Sheriff
would stop the fight. He finally did when
King went down, a bleeding mass, and the
crowd knew he was done for.
A so-called three-round go between Dan
Murphy of San Francisco and Charles
Rochette of Chicago was announced as
the last preliminary before the great con
test between King and Pepper. The first
round was an exhibition of catch-as-catch
can wrestling, though some heavy and
rapid blows were exchanged.
The second round was devoted to spar
ring for wind, and when the men came up
for the third and last round both looked as
fresh as the time they entered the ring.
Murphy led the fighting and had the best
of the mill as far as points were concerned.
No decision was announced.
Henry Pepper of Los Angeles was intro
duced first, stepping into the ring at 9:45.
He was followed a few moments later by
Joe King. Pepper was seconded by Black
Pearl, Young Turner and Harris Martin.
King was backed by Tim McGrath, Spider
Kelly and Alex Greggains.
Considerable time was taken up in decid
ing upon a referee, during which a boy
with peanuts did a lucrative businesss. J.
Bean of the "Olympic" was selected. He
read the articles of agreement between
King and Pepper. Pepper won the toss
and selected tirst gloves.
The first round was a continuation of
clinches, during which the reffree could
do nothing. In the second both men were
groggy in a few seconds. Pepper went to
the floor several times, but managed to get
up and hold his feet till the call of time.
During the third round Pepper went out
side the ropes, but was helped back by his
seconds. As he came into the ring King
threw him and struck him as he went
down. Calls of "foul" were not allowed.
At the end of the fourth round King's
left eye was bleeding. Pepper appeared
without a scratch, but badly winded.
The fifth round was uneventful, though
some rapid exchanges were made. In the
sixth King led the fighting at the start,
but the exchange was so rapid that it
looked as though either man might go out.
Pepper did most of the fighting for a while,
but King got back and evened up the
round.
King let his left down four times on
Pepper's throat and chin in the eighth
round and had his man groggy, but failed
to follow up his opportunity. Pepper re
taliated a moment later, but failed to gain
any particular advantage. As time was
called Pepper was in hia corner in a clinch.
At the beginning of the ninth King's
eye looked as if it was crossed with the
right, but he made good use of the optic,
despite the flow of Wood, until time was
called.
King went to his knees in the tenth, but
got up again only to be knocKed down.
Pepper beat him all over the ring, and as
he neared the timekeepers King kicked
Pepper in the stoiuach, but as the referee
did not see it the foal was not allowed.
King was practically out.
They came up for the eleventh round
both badiy winded. King received some
severe punishment before he had reached
the center of the ring.
Pepper was using rteht and left with
such telling effect that King kept an iron
grip upon him to keep from going to the
floor.
The two men worked around the ring
until they reached the northeost corner,
where Pepper delivered a crushing blow
with his right, which sent King reeling to
the floor. While the timekeeper waa
counting Sheriff McAvoy jumped into the
ring and stopped the fight. His action
was hardly necessary, as King was prac
tically out, and the referee awarded the
light to Pepper.
THE WIDOWS MUST WAIT.
Judge Slack Will Decide as to Their
Rival Claims.
The case of the estate of David Jaffe,
alias Leven, alias Level, which wag claimed
by two alleged widows of the deceased, is
likely to be quickly decided.
There is no question of any dereliction
of duty on the part of Attorney J. J. Ler
man for the Philadelphia widow. The
money in the estate, less than $1000 was
merely transferred in the bank where it
I tSp'S^*? / r ° the name of David
i Jaffe to that of Mrs. Fannie Leven, and
every step taken by Mr. Lerman was with
Slack C ° SniZanCe aDCI a PP roval of Judge
.Judge Slack yesterday expressed his will-
Sfr 1 !^? th - at the matter should be trans
ferred to his , department, and will at once
adjudicate as to the claims of the widows
and any creditors of the estate there may
oe.
Coast Sailors' Wages. *
bince the union sailors' strike was declared
off coast vessels have had no difficulty in ship
ping crews with wages set by the Ship-owners-
Association at $20 and $25 a month. In some
cases men— generally green hands— are shipped
at less than the lower rate. Cane, the official
association runner, has instituted a boycott
against the members of the Sailors' Union, and
n °se who were identified with the late strike
nnd berths in the coasting vessels extremely
For thirty years the Royal has been the
standard for purity and strength in baking
powders, and has been placed at the head
by every board of official examiners,
whether State or National.
WILL POKE BOB'S NOSE
Jim Corbett Made Angry by
Fitzsimmons' Failure to
Appear.
MUCH MOKE TALK THAN FIGHT.
The California Champion of the
World at Last Enraged by the
Lanky Australian.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 24.— 80b Fita
simmons did not appear in the Coleman
House to attend the meeting to which he
and Pugilist Corbett had been summoned
by Joseph H. Vendig, representative of the
Florida Athletic Club, under whose au
spices the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight was
arranged to take place.
When Corbett found that Fitzsimmons
did not intend to appear and that he had
not paid the $5000 deposit guaranteeing
his appearance in the ring, Corbett said :
"I am here and will come to fight in any
part of the United States. My money is
up and I want no bluffing. lam ready to
go into training to-morrow. When I en
gaged in the theatrical business Fitzsim
mons was blowing I would not fight him.
Now he has broken his part of the agree
ment, and if he wants to be the world's
champion he must fight or quit the ring.
He and I have received $1000 each from the
club for training expenses."
Turning to Vendig, he said: "I recog
nize you as the true sport to put up that
amount of money. I want the fight to
take place in Dallas, Tex. If we cannot
fight in this country I will name the
place.
"Fitzsimmons boasted in Chicago," said
Corbett, "that he would pull my nose if
the fight did not come off, but denied
having used the expression when I asked
him about it later. Now, I want to go on
record as saying that if this fight is called
off I will poke his nose at first sight. In
order to be considerate with him and that
he may live up to the articles of the agree
ment 1 will give him until to-morrow to
comply with the terms, and will meet him
at any place at his own convenience."
Fitzsimmons first notified of the
meeting last Wednesday.
OJV THE E ASTERy TRACKS.
Gileurry Paces Tfiree Swift May Heats
at I'itnliro.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 24.— This was
an off day at Latonia. Nevertheless the
crowd was large and reasonably good time
was made on a fast track.
Selling, seven furlongs,. lmlith won, Blanche
Kinney second, Brovnell third. Time, 1 :29J.j.
Selling, one mile, Elizabeth won, Tobin sec
ond, Tasco third. Time, 1 Mi.
Purse, half a mile, Florrie won, Countesa
Irma second, Oswego third. Time, :48?i.
I'un-e, six fnrlongs, Joe Mack won, Yellow
Rose second, Siprard. Time, 1:154.
Purse, five furlongs, Rewardtr won. Sir
Dilke secondv Del Coronado third. Time,
1:02%. •
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 21.— Eight thou
sand people attended the Fair Association
Park races to-day. The weather waa
beautiful and the track fast. Three out of
five favorites won.
Five-eighths of a mile, Pinkey Potter won,
Little Bramble second, William Duke* Jr. third.
Time, I :O'A%.
. One mile and a sixteenth, Faraday •won,
Prince Carl second, Figaro third. Time, 1 :-49.
Five-eighths of a mile, McHenry rvon, Doctor
G second, Lou Jones third. Time, 1 :03.
Seven and a half furlongs, Linda won, Wekota
second, Dr. Rice third. Time, 1:30%
One mile and an eighth, Bullross won, Mira
beau second, Eagle Bird third. Time, I :sa.
BALTIMORE, Md., May 24.— 0n Pir
n track to-day, the third of the Pimlico
driving meeting in the New York, Phila
delphia and Baltimore circuit, Gilcurry, in
the 2:lo pacing race, did three heats in tne
fastest time ever made in the month of
May.
Class 2:17, trotting, purse $500— Queen Al
vord won, Gretcben second, Little Tobe third.
Time, 2 : l4}<£— 2 : l7J£— 2 s 18—2 : 20—2 :24.
Class 2:10, pacing, purse $500 — Gilcurry won,
Anßie D second, Paul third. Time. 2:13}4—
2:11^-2:12.
Class 2:27, trotting, purse if soo— Boston won,
Nellie Alford second, Orphan Boy third. Time,
2:21^-2 :21}4— 2 :22.
KOBY, Ikd., May 24.— Eleven-sixteenths of a
mile, LitUe Mac won, King Henry second,
Tamerlane third. Time, 1:11%.
Half a mile, Security won, Ardelle second,
Gretchen third. Time, :o\]/i.
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile, Lawmaker won,
Florry Meyers second, Glenoid third. Time,
1:11.
WB£JEZMJBJi MAKE HOOD TIME.
Opening I>ay of the Meeting at Fountain
ferry Park.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 24.— The first
day's bicycle races at Fountain Ferry Park
to-day were witnessed by about 2000 people.
The races will continue to-morrow. The
following is a summary of the principal
events:
Milo novice, Davis Worth won, Twyman sec
ond, Leathers third. Time, 2:28.
Class B mile handicap, Barnett (75 yards)
won, Con Baker (75 yards) second, Hamilton
(40 yards) third. Time, 2:05.
Class B half mile, Gardiner won Coburn sec
ond, Decardy third. Time, 1:07 3-5.
Class A mile handicap, Hand (scratoh) won,
Nowlin (60 yards) second, Thome (30 yards)
third. Time, 2:06 4-5. Paced by a tandem.
ONCE
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