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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 106.
FREIGHT RATES TO BE CUT ONE-QUARTER
Stanton's Substitute Is
Adopted by a Two
to One Vote.
MR. CLARK AGAINST IT.
All Commodities to Be In
cluded in the 25 per Cent
REVISED GRAIN RATES FIRST.
It Is Expected They Will Become
Operative About the Middle
"What proved to be the shortest yet most
important session held by the present
Board of Kaiiroad Commissioners was that
of yesterday, when a measure was passed
which it is claimed will reduce all freight
rates on all the lines of the Southern
Pacific Company an average of 25 per cent
on the basis of the schedule in force on the
Ist of December, 1594.
It was passed by the votes of Commis
sioners La Rue and Stanton, ClarK's being
a dissenting vote. He explained that he
was in favor of reductions, but thought
that before rates were reduced on all com
modities the railroad company should be
given a further hearing, as tne testimony
taken had more particularly pertained to
grain. He also refused to vote on the
motion of adopting the Stanton substitute
as a whole, stating that he wished to pre
serve his record of having voted for the 8
per cent reduction on grain and to be com
pelled to vote on the question as a whole
would necessitate his voting: against the 8
per cent reduction. He made a determined
resistance and despite the explanation of
Chairman La Rue that such an omission
was against the best parliamentary usage
he carried the day and his record as an
8-per-cent friend of the farmer stands un
It now remains for the Commissioners to
figure out the rates for the various points
within the State and for the different com
modities and serve them on the railroad,
Twenty days after this they become effect
The first task that will be taken up is the
revision of the grain Tariff on the 8 per
cent reduction basis. In addition to ap
plying this horizontal reduction, the. more
flajrrant discriminations will be consid
ered. An idea of the benefit that may
accrue from this revised tariff to the ship
per of grain can be gained from the follow
ing table, the lowest rate now in force for
grain within the State to tidewater points
being 25 cents per ton and the highest
Comparative rates on grain under the existing
and '.he proposed revised tariff: ~j
Present the pro-
rate, posed 8 per
per ton. cent reduc-
6U • 55
SI 00 90 ,
1 05 95
1 10 51 00
1 15 1 05
1 'JO 1 10
1 SO 1 20
1 35 1 25
1 40 1 30
1 45 1 35
1 50 1 40
1 55 1 45
1 60 1 45
1 65 1 50
1 70 1 56
1 75 1 60
1 80 1 65
1 85 1 70
1 90 1 75
1 95 1 80
2 00 1 85
2 05 1 90
2 10 1 95
2 15 2 00
2 20 2 00
2 25 2 05
2 30 2 10
a 35 a 15
'2 40 2 20
2 45 a 25
2 50 2 30
2 55 2 35
2 60 2 40
2 65 2 45
2 70 2 50
2 75 . 2 55
2 80 2 60
2 85 2 60
Present th* pro-
rate, posed 8 p<
per ton. cent reaa
2 90 'I 65
2 95 2 70
3 00 2 75
3 05 2 80
3 10 2 85
3 15 2 90
3 20 2 95
3 25 3 00
3 30 3 05
3 35 3 10
3 40 3 15
345 3 15
3 50 3 20
3 55 3 '-'5
3 60 3 30
3 6a 3 35
3 70 3 40
3 75 3 45
3 80 3 50
3 85 3 55
3 90 3 60
3 9.') 8 65
4 00 3 70
4 05 3 75
4 10 3 75
4 15 3 80
4 20 3 85
4 25 3 90
4 30 3 95
4 35 4 00
4 40 4 05
4 45 4 10
4 50 4 15
4 &5 4 20
4 60 4 25
4 65 4 30
4 70 4 30
4 75 4 35
4 80. 4 40
4 85 .4.45
4 90 4 50
4 95 4 55
5 00 4 60
6 05 4 65
5 10 4 70
5 15 4 75
6 '20 4 80
5 25 4 85
5 30 4 90
5 35 4 90
5 40 4 95
6 45 5 00
5 50 6 05
It is < expectea that the revised grain
tariff will be ready by next Saturday. It
will be served on the railroad company
•without delay and twenty days later will
become operative. Shippers will thus get S
the benefit of the new order, of things
about the middle of October. The Com
missioners have not decided whethei they
will serve the schedule of each line as fast
as it is prepared or whether they will wait
until they have completed the whole work
of revising grain rates.
After this done the general commodity
tariff will be revised under the 25 per cent
reduction basis, and then grain will be
given such further reduction as, according
to the opinion of the commission, it may
be entitled to.
When the board was called to order,
Chairman La Rue announced that a sup
plementary petition protesting against the
adoption of the 15 per cent horizontal re
duction on grain rates was received from
George W. Ficks on behalf of the Sacra
mento employes of the Southern Pacific
Company. It was ordered filed.
Chairman La Rue then placed the great
issue squarely before the board, saying:
The question will be on the adoption of the
amendment of Commissioner Stanton to the !
orieinal resolution providing for a 25 per cent I
Then before there was any opportunity
for discussion on the part of his colleagues
I have thought the matter over carefully,
and in explanation of my vote I have prepared
something in writing which states my reasons.
He then read as follows:
Having voted yesterday for a reduction upon
erain rates of 8 per cent upon the question as
divided at the suggestion of Commissioner '
Clark, I now deem it only proper to say a few
words in explanation of my vote upon the rest
Df Commissioner Stanton's resolution.
I declined to take the pledge sought to be
imposed upon me for an average reduction . in
freight rates of 25 per cent, and my reasons
for so doing were that at that time I had no
sufficient information on the suoject to enable
trie to pledge myself to a reduction* which
might be unjust to the railroad corporation.
That the rates and fares in this State as
exacted by the Southern Pacific Company ever
lince its organization . and now have been
srossly oppressive is known to every intelligent
nan in tne State, especially to those who, like
jiyself, have traveled ; constantly ■ and made
nade large shipments over their lines. ;.
I am of the opinion that the earnings of the
■ailroad lines oi >he Sou them Pacific system in
the State of California are sufficient to pay
their operating expenses, maintenance a&d *
The San Francisco Call.
fair rate of interest upon their real value and
legitimate cost. The statements made and the
testiinouy taken during this investigation, by
th..se connected with the company, concern
ing the sale of bonds, cost of moving freight
and other expenditures, were indefinite, un
satisfactory and evasive, but irom the informa
tion so obtained I am of the opinion that a re
duction of 25 per cent, inclusive of the reduc
tions made since the Ist day of December,
1894, will not bo unjust or oppressive. For a
great many years the shippers of this^tate. not
only the farmers, but shippers of merchandise
to the interior, have been subjected to a system
of exaction and extortion which has been the
subject of constant complaint. As I under
stand Commissioner Stanton's resolution it is
an average reduction of freieht rates on all
classes of freight of 25 per cent. It seems to
me that fairness to the railro6d company justi
fies this reduction, and justice to the oppressed
freight-payers of this State imperatively de
A constant threat has been made to this and
other commissions as a board and through the
public press that if ever reductions were made
which were not satisfactory to the railroad
company our action would be reviewed in
the courts. Of course, we cannot anticipate
what the action of the courts may be, but we
can at least put the machinery of this commis
bion in motion, to the end that the intention
of those who framed the constitution and of
the people of this State who adopted it may be
carried into effect.
Satisfied as 1 am now that such reductions
are legal and just, I shall, notwithstanding my
present vote, always hold myself in readiness
to change or restore any rate which change of
circumstances or further evidence may con
vince me is unjust to the railroad company. I
fully realize the fact that we owe not only a
duty to the people but to the corporation itself,
and stand prepared to perform mine to either
party whenever the occasion should justify it.
I therefore announce that upon Dr. Stanton's
resolution for a reduction of 115 per cent I
shall vote "aye," and I trust that we may
shortly be able to prepare a schedule and put
these rates in force.
The reading completed, Clark promptly
showed that lie was opposed to the 25 per
cent reduction. He said:
; I cannot support the resolution, while I
might vote for it after a thorough investiga
tion. I cannot and will not commit myself
now. I have beeu told by competent attorneys
that such decisions as these have been re
versed because the railroads had not been no
tified of the contemplated reduction. The
right way and best way is to give the railroad
company a chance to come before this board.
La Rue— They have had a hearing.
Clark— Yes, but only in grain rates. They
should now be heard on other matters. I was
nominated on a platform that only pledged me
to do my honest duty. I shall do my duty
whatever the criticism of others or the press
may be. I shall vote honestly. If the Demo
cratic party has pledged its members that is
none of my business. 1 shall vote on any
schedule presented as I think proper. I was
not elected to come here and curse and rail at
the railroad and to help tear up and destroy
Its property. 1 do not believe that any member
of this board can honestly say that "a 25 per
cent reduction is fair to the railroad company.
It is a matter with some of the members of this
commission between breaking a pledge and
making this reduction.
Stanton— l believe that these reductions can
honestly be made. When we make any rates
that are unjust then it is proper to make such
a suggestion as has been stated. If we make
unjust rates the railroad representatives can
come nere and make proper representations
and we will hear them. The pledge of the
Democratic party is just— but we are not here
to discuss politics.
La Hue— The question is on the adoption of
Commissioner Stanton's amendment.
Clark — I want to state again to put myself
right that I will only vote on rates that I be
lieve to be fair.
La Rue— Commissioner Stanton and I have
stated the same things.
Clark— You ought to be sure before you do
anything, and I think you should not iower
the rates to this extent.
j The question was then to th9;vote,
and was adopted by the voles of lLa Rue
and Stanton, Clark voting no. Thexhair
man announced that the question was\iext
on the adoption of the amended Stanton
substitute as a whole, reading as follows:
Resolved, That the present 'rate of charges
for the transportation of freights in California
by the Southern Pacific Company and its leased
lines are unjust to the shippers of the State;
therefore, be it
. Resolved, That the present rate of charges for
the transportation of freights in California by
the Southern Pacific Company and its leased
lines be subjected to such an average reduction
as including such reductions made therein
since December 1, 1894, shall equal an average
of 25 per cent reduction upon said rates as in
existence on said December 1, 1894.
That the manner of apportionment aud ef
fecting said reduction 6hall be as follows :
1. All discriminations in freight charges
(■hall be so adjusted as to make rates uniform
between different points of shipments simi
larly situated in so far as circumstances will
permit. Any reduction in rate made for this
purpose shall be charged against the class to
which the commodity or article belongs. **
2. Each class of freight specified by the
■Western classification or for which a commod
ity tariff exists shall be entitled to and re
ceive its pro rata of 25 per cent reduction, de
termined on the basis of the amount of rev
enue paid by it to the total amount of said re
duction. Provided that the rate of freight in
each class is regulated so as to prevent dis
criminations in rates on classes or commodi
ties, said p»-o rata shall be fixed by the board.
Retolved, That the grain tariff having been,
since the first day of December, 1894, sub
jected to a reduction which, inclusive of the
amount to be charged against it for discrimi
nation, and the percentage hereinbefore al
lowed will nearly or fully equal the proportion
of such average reduction. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That the rates at present existing
for the transportation of grain in California by
the Southern Pacific Company and its leased
lines, as established by grain "tariff 2 and all
subsequent amendments thereto, be and the
same are hereby. reduced 8 per cent, and the
secretary of this board is hereby directed forth
with to prepare for publication by this board
a schedule of rates in accordance herewith,
and when so prepared the same shall be pub
lished at once and take effect as soon there
after as allowed by law, and that on the adop
tion of the revised general freight tariff of said
company herein provided for, any further per
cent reduction due said grain tariff as provided
herein shall be given.
Resolved, That this board proceed at its
earliest convenience to adopt a revised
schedule of rates in accordance herewith, in
order that the same may be in force on or be
fore January 1, 1896; anil be it further
Resolved, That If the necessities of the case so
require, this board will at once proceed to the
ascertainment of the proportion of reduction
due any commodity which, by reason of its
nature, requires to be mdvea between now and
the time herein fixed of the taking of said gen
eral reduction. .
This eeenied to be a surprise to Clark and
he showed considerable ire when he spoke,
This resolution that you just voted on. Mr.
Chairman, was not a proper one. Yours was
on grain rates alone. This takes in everything.
La Rue— We will now take up the matter as
a whole. .
Clark— l voted for one part of this and
against the other. 1 shall refuse to vote on
the proposition as a whole. How can I split
my vote ? How can I vote on the whole when
l favor one part and am opposed to the other ?
I do nof want to vote against the 8 per cent
reduction on grain, which I shall have to do if
1 vote on the matter as a whole.
La Rue— You cannot be compelled to vote.
Clark— lf that is your ruling then I appeal
from the decision of the chair. , ■ y
La Rue— l will take notice of your appeal
later. I have simply tried to present the mat
ter in a-Darliamentaiy manner. We consid
ered Commissioner Stanton's substitute as
taking the place of my original resolution and
adopted it in two sections on your suggestion
io do so. We also amended its phruseoiogv
slightly on my suggestion. It now only re"
mains to adopt the amended substitute as a
whole, which action would be in strict accord
with the best parliamentary usage.
Commissioner Stanton took up the mat
ter in behalf of Clark and suggested that
the record be left as it stood, as it was not
material whether or not his substitute was
acted upon as a whole. .
To t'hiß Commissioner La Rue re
I don't want to 1 put Commissioner Clark in
a ialse position. I simply want to act i:i a par
liamentary manner. I don't desire to inforce
my views, and we will consider the matter set
And thus Clark preserved his record as
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Continued on Fourth Fagc.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1895.
COMMISSIONER CLAEK MARINO HIS EFFORT TO ESTABLISH A RECORD AS THE 8 FEE CENT
; • FRIEND OF THE PAEMEE.
[Ixeprodutcd from a sketch by a "Call artist]
UTAH'S NEW WOMEN.
Two of the Fair Sex
Who Are Running
LEADERS IN POLITICS.
Mrs. Emmeline B. Wells and
Mrs. Lillie R. Pardee for
THEY REPRESENT TWO TYPES.
Both Are Suffrage Leaders and
One Is Editor of the Woman's
SALT LAKE, Utah, Sept. 13.-Utah's
two women candidates for the Legislature,
nominated by the recent Republican con
vention at Salt Lake City, present a strik
ing contrast, not only as to appearance
but to former spheres of usefulness. On
Mrs. Lillie B. Fardee. Mrs. Emmeline B. Wells.
[Reproduced from photogrnphs.]
one hand is the enthusiasm and hopeful
ness of youth; on the other the experi
ence and caution of age.
Mrs. Lillie R. Pardee has just rounded
out her thirtieth year. She is a native of
Ohio and a graduate of Buchtel
College. Her maiden name was Lillie R.
Moore. Prior to her marriage, which oc
curred four years ago, she was instructor
in Greek and Latin at Buchtel College.
She is the wife of James D. Pardee, an at
torney in Salt Lake City, and lias a daugh
ter three years old.
Mrs. Pardee is a prominent member of
the Women's Club of Salt Lake City, a so
ciety organized for the study of political
and domestic economic problems. She be
longs to the Utah Women's Republican
League and was nominated by the Salt
Lake County convention for the State Sen
ate. She was elected by the State conven
tion as secretary of the Republican State
Central Committee, to which ofiice she is
giving the major portion of her time.
Mrs. Pardee is a type of the younger
generation of Gentile women in Utah.
Mrs. Emmeline B. Wells, who represents
her sex on the list of Republican candi
dates for the House of Representatives, is
the widow of Daniel H. Wells, one of the
Mormon pioneers and a man prominent in
the councils of the church. Notwithstand
ing the fact that she has ten or more grand
children, she is a well-preserved woman,
with an eye as bright as her keen intel!e % -t.
She is a woman of affairs and with a liter
ary bent, which is evidenced by her posi
tion as editor of the Woman's Exponent, a
semi-monthly publication which advocates
the advancement of women on intellectual
and political lines.
Mrs. Wells is a native of New England,
but lias been for many years a resident of
Utah. She is strong, but not agresaive in
the faith of her. people, and ia devoted to
the interests of the new State. She was
prominent as a member of the board of
lady managers of the World's Fair. For
a long time she has been associated with
the movement in favor of suffrage for
women, and is a member of the Utah Re
publican State Central Committee.
CLEVER MRS. PEATTIE.
A. Xcbraska Woman Who Is Experienced
OMAHA, Nebr., Sep.t. 13.— Two parties
in Nebraska have nominated women for
Regent of the State University— the Pro
hibition p:;rty and the Populists. Mrs.
Ella W. Peattie, who was nominated last
week by the Populists, is an "experienced
politician." as she was defeated for Direc
tor of Schools in Omaha last year, for
which position she was nominated by the
Populists and indorsed by the Democrats.
She thinks every possible story was circu
lated about her at that time, so enters the
race for Regent with the conviction that
defeat is likely and fame is certain.
Mrs. Peattie has achieved distinction in
several lines, the highest probably in the
writing of fiction, though she has been em
ployed as editorial writer on the daily
World-Herald for about seven years. Her
friends think her strong point is her
dainty, artistic style, which of course
shows to better advantage in fiction than
in any other class of literary work. Her
story, which was published last year in
the Cosmopolitan, "Jim Lancy's Water
loo," was talked of in all parts of the
United States. Before coming to Omaha
she was employed en the Chicago Times.
Mrs. Peattie is a leading im....'ber of the
Omaha Woman's Club, and an officer of
the State Federation of Clubs. She is a
thorough club woman, and has greatly
aided the Omaha club by her bright sug
gestions and deep interest, and will most
probably be elected to the office of presi
dent of the State Federation this fall.
This woman candidate has a most
charming personality. She has lectured
qn a variety of subjects, chiefly literary, in
several towns and cities throughout the
State, and charms her audiences by her
sweet smile and gracious manner before
she has said a word.
In her home she is above reproach. She
has one of the daintiest, best-kept homes
in all the city. Her three children, the
youngest of whom is about 4 years old, are
the brightest, neatest, best-mannered little
folks you are likely to meet. With her
husband they make up her world, not
withstanding the fact that she has so many
interests outside. She believes the more
interest a woman has outside, the more
she will appreciate and love her home.
Mrs. Peattie is not yet 3o years of age, and
has ambitions in literary lines to do better
work than she has yet given to the world.
Oldest .Ma itn n and Minister.
WEST NEWTON, Pa.. Sept. 13.— Rev.
Dr. Samuel Wakefieid, veteian Methodist
minister, died this morning at the redi
dence of J. G. Brown. Dr. Wakefieid was
96 years old and is said to have been the
old"est Mason and the oldest minister of
the Methodist Episcopal church, ana
probably the oldest of any denomination
in the world. He had been a member of
the Masonic fraternity for almost seventy
Failed at Fretnont.
OMAHA, Nebr., Sept. 13.— Bnllock &
Nilson.a furniture firm, failed at Fremont,
Nebr., to-day. Liabilities, f 10,500; assets,
SUNK IN A COLLISION
Evidences of the Loss of
Two Vessels on the
It Is Believed That the Craft
Were Overwhelmed in a
CREWS PROBABLY PERISHED.
The Logbook and Cabin of the
Heaton Washed Up by the
CHATHAM, Mass., Sept. 13.— Lots of
wreckage came ashore to-day on the beach
between Orleans and Chatham.
A quarter-board marked "A. Heaton,"
the logbook o| the same vessel and the
vessel's ttern bearing the uaiue "A. Hea
ton" came ashore at North Chatham.
Later the vessel's cabin drifted down near
Chatham bar and was boarded by some
fisherman, who anchored it. They partly
explored it, finding some clothing, a watch,
clock and other things.
Some think the Heaton was sunk by a
collision with a vessel from the eastward
which was loaded with smoked herring, as
great quantities of boxed herring have
been picked up off here during the last
two days and they were still drifting
ashore with wreckage from the Heaton.
Others think that both vessels were
caught unprepared and were overwhelmed
by the howling gale which swept suddenly
across this coast about midnight Wednes
Various conjectures are made regarding
the fate of both crews, but very few people
here think that any of them are living, as
the Heaton's yawl-boat drifted ashore at
MURDER OF A FARMER.
Circumstances Point to a Deliberate Kill
ing by Jiobbers.
lan, a wealthy farmer living four and a
half miles northeast of here, was found
dead at 9 o'clock to-night. His body was
lying in the bottom of a spring wagon, in
which ho had been driving.
Every indication points to robbery and
murder. The deceased leaves a widow and
five children, three of them grown. He
owned nearly a section of land, on which
he settled about twenty-five years ago, and
his wealth is estimated" at $75,000. He was
in his fifty-seventh year.
The Coroner and police headquarters in
Lincoln were notified, and Coroner Win
nette, Detectives Langdon and Malone,
Policeman Harry and Sheriff Miller were
soon on the ground. A thorough examina
tion of everything has ensued. The the
ory now is that the wound was caused by
a bullet fired at close range, and which is
still imbedded in the arm near the shoul
FAILED A SECOXD TIME.
The Kearney Xtttional Hanfe Unable to
Pay Its Debts.
KEARNEY, Nebr., Sept. 13.— The Kear
ney National I3ank is in trouble again, and
failed to open its doors this morning. The
bank failed once before, some time in De
cember last, and was allowed to resume
business by the Comptroller by issuing
time certificates to the depositors payable
in six, eignt and twelve months. The
trouble is not thought to be from depositors
this time, but rather frc'm outside credit
ors, as their last statement shows some
thing like $60,000 rediscount, and owing to
slow collections they were not able to pay
A man by the name of Emrnett from
Chicago is here negotiating with the di
rectors and stockholders with a view of
purchasing a controlling interest, and is
now looking over the papers of the bank.
If a deal is made the bank will reopen; if
not, it will be closed and a receiver asked
THE FENXSYLV IXIA LEAGUE.
Republican Cluba Honored by the Pret
ence of a J)emocrat.
YORK, Pa., Sept. 13.— The Pennsylva
nia League of Republican Clubs met here
in annual convention to-day. The attend
ance was large and the enthusiasm marked.
Major Everett Warren was chosen presi
dent and a vice-president was named for
each Congressional district. A unique
feature of the meeting was the presence of
Chauncey F. Black, president of the League
of Democratic Clubs.
He was introduced to the gathering and
entertained it with his reasons for being a
Democrat* He paid a high tribute to the'
FLOW OF THE GOVERNMENT GOLD RESERVE.
Republican clubs for their efficient organi
zation, and predicted that the coming cam
paigns would be contests of clubs supple
mented by newspapers. He strongly urged
the organization of political clubt; in both
parties, to the end that such organization
would culminate in true Americanism. He
paid a tribute to Benjamin Harrison as a
true American and to Grover Cleveland as
a greater one. He retired amid great ap
WOUZD XOT CONFESS.
Upon the Gallotea n 3lurderer Became
PARIS, Tex., SeDt. 13.— Charles H. Key
was hanged here to-day by the Federal
officials. The execution was private, only
officials and representatives of the press
being admitted. The crime for which Key
suffered the penalty was for the foul mur
der of a country lad named Smith Mc-
Laughlin, the sole support of an aged and
widowed mother. He hired the boy and
his team, and when camp was made for
the night in Red River bottom he split the
head of the lad open and tossed his re
mains into the river, where they were dis
covered next day by a nsherman. He
made away with the wagon and team and
sold them. His attempt at suicide while
imprisoned attracted widespread attention,
and his playing the insanity dodge cost
the Government thousands of dollars for
expert testimony. He was also suspected
of having murdered a Mexican at Big
Springs, Tex., but upon the gallows stated
that he would risk going to hell before he
would make a confession.
ARRESTED FOR FORGERY.
How Dishonest Acts Were Traced to
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 13.— W. R.
Stebbins of Kansas City., Kans., con
nected with banking firms in New York,
Kansas City, South Dakota, Montana and
Wyoming, was arrested here to-day
charged by the receivers of the First
National Bank of Sun Dance, Wyo.,
with forgery. It is alleged that Stebbins
owned a block of stock in the
Sun Dance bank and transferred it in
order to conceal his ownership, and to
secure to the dividends he forged the name
of the supposititious owner of the stock to
a power of attorney giving a third party
power to draw dividends and vote the
stock. Later on, when the bank failed
and stockholders were assessed for the
benefit of creditors, an investigation re
vealed the forgery. Stebbins was taken to
Sun Dance for a hearing.
CRAZED BY TIIE JFEVER.
A Wholesale Jeweler Wnr.dered Away and,
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 13.— The
body of W. E. Cannon, a wholesale jeweler
at Sixth and "Wyandotte streets, was found
in an advanced stuge of decomposition in
a culvert at Ninth and Spruce streets this
Monday last, while temporarily insane
from the effects of malarial fever, he es»
caped from his nurses. It is supposed he
went to the culvert, which is located ten
blocks from his late home, walked in and
fell face downward into sixteen inches of
water and was suffocated.
Members of the regular police force and
detectives from Pinkerton r s agency have
been following imaginary clews in their
hunt for Cannon since his disappearance.
He was 35 years old and married.
HUJSTIXO IX THE HOLE.
Xon-Jtesidentn Permitted to Slaughter
I'. lk and Antelope.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 13. —Frank
H. Rhodes, Justice of the Peace, and Wil-
Jiam Manning, constable, of Jacksons
Hole, have published a communication in
which they state that if tlie Indian Agents
continue issuing passes to Indians to hunt
in Jacksons Hole they fear trouble will
result. They state that the commander of
the National Park gives non-resident
whites passes to go throu- 1 ! the Park into
Jacksons Hole, and to retu.n with any and
all the trophies they may take without re
card for the number or season.
A party of Germans just passed through
the park and tock back with them 37
elk heads and eight antelope heads.
Rhodes and Manning state that they
would be glad to see a thorough investiga
tion made by the Federal authorities of
the recent trouble, with a view to the ap
prehension of those who did the shooting
when the Indians broke away from the
constable and posse.
To Jlulld a Big Tlridge.
PUEBLO. Colo., Sept. 13.— The Bullen
Bridge Company has been awarded the
contract to construct a $400,000 bridge
across the Fraser River at New Westmin
ster, B. C. Nearly all the great bridge
companies of the United States and Can
Great Distress Among the Peo
ple Whose Homes Were
Troops Helped Bury the Dead and
Placed Over a Hundred In
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Sept. 13.—
The shocks at Metapan and vicinity have
entirely ceased. There is great distress
and many Deople are houseless. Smoke
during the day and lurid flames during the
night continue, though greatly dimin
Considerable ground is yet covered by
lava, which is still hot. The stench is un
bearable, as dead bodies are putrefying,
and it is feared that they will breed dis
ease. Troops are helping to bury the
dead. Over 100 were placed in one trench.
The temporary held hospital near San
Miguel contains over 250 wounded persons.
Physicians who were sent for are arriving.
There is a ereat scarcity of provisions.
The shocks, it is reported, brought a lot
of mineral to the surface. A freshet is
feared, and the rivers are running full
since the disaster.
li ussin Is Satisfied.
CONST ANTINOPLE.Tibkey, Sept. 13.—
It is stated that Russia has declared that
she is satisfied with the Porte's concession
to Great Britain in regard to Armenia.
France has made no reply as yet.
jk. French Steamer Burned.
MARSEILLES, France, Sept. 13.— The
French transport steamer Comorin was
burned at her dock at this port to-day.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Three Bond Issues Did
Not Check the
DANGER MARE REACHED.
Millions of the Yellow Money
Has Been Withdrawn for
AN INCEEASE OF THE DEFICIT.
The Morgan - Belmont Syndicate
Claims to Have Fulfilled All
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 13.— The
treasury general balance to-day is $181,
--962,000, of which $99,563,000 is in gold. The
deficit, so far this fiscal year, is $14,000,000,
and with the revenues running at the
present figures this deficit by January 1
next will approximate $25,000,000 or $30,
The amount realized by the three bond
issues made within the past two years
exceeds by only $6,000,000 the total treas
ury balance to-day, so that without these
issues there would now be an empty
treasury. With a full treasury,
of course, it follows that gold
can always be had, but with a treasury
depleted by expenditures exceeding the
revenue, and with the tide of commercial
exchange against us, gold is difficult to re
tain in the treasury.
The advices received at the Treasury De
partment from New York stated that
$4,200,000 in gold had been to-day with
drawn for export and $900,000 in gold had
been deposited, making the net loss for the
day $3,300,000. This reduces the gold re
serve to $96,263,574. The features of
the day, as viewed from here,
were the appearance of Lazard Freres
as gold exporters; the deposit by
the Hanover National Bank of $500,000 in
gold. The large demand for small notes
at Southwestern points in exchange for
legal tender deposited at New York and
the readiness with which banks availed
themselves of Secretary Carlisle's proposi
tion to deposit gold in New .York for cur
rency deliverable at Government contract
rates at Western and Northern points.
The gold exports to day attracts atten
tion to the fact that since July 13, when
the gold export movement began, about
$25,000,000 have been withdrawn from the
treasury and $15,000,000 deposited. From
January 1 to July 31, 1895, according to
statistics. $39,098,000 in "gold was exported
from the United States, a loss of $12,000,000.
For the past three years the net loss of
gold by export has been : 1894, $S1,212,000 ;
1893, $7,013,000; 1892, $59,081,000.
For the three months of Jnly, August
and September of tl c last year gold ex
ports only equaled $19,500,000, and for the
entire month of September the exports
amounted to $?37.000.
NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 13.— A notice
was posted at the sub-treasury to-day that
for gold coin in amounts or multiplies of
$500 small denominations of currency will
be paid by the treasury of the United
States at Government contract rates on
the day following the deposit of gold at the
sub-treasury, instead of at the bankers'
rates. Government contract rates are 'JO
cents per $1000.
In respect to the gold engaged in this
city to-day for shipment by to-morrow's
steamers the. United Press is authorized
by the bond syndicate to make the follow
The impression has become general that
the members of the bond syndicate entered
into an agreement with the United States
treasury to maintain the $100,000,000
reserve until October 1 prox., and that
upon that date said obli^atio'n will cease
and terminate. Such is not the case. The
bond syndicate fulfilled all its obligations
to the Government in June last, and has
not since been bound in any ijgay to the
treasury. It is true that it has from time
to time since June last paid over various
sums in gold coin to the treasury,
which have sufficed to maintain
the reserve, but it has done so
voluntarily, and will continue to do so in
the same spirit and for the same motive.
So far as October lis concerned, it has no
relation to the action of the bond syndi-
cate, and it will continue to deposit gold
until the first of November and first
of December, and the first of Jan
uary, if necessary, if existing conditions
make it feasible to do so. But neither the
bond syndicate nor any one else can con
trol the elements. But the idea that its
relations to the treasury situation will be
any different on or after October 1 from
from what they are now ana have been all
along is erroneous and should be corrected.
WASHINGTON, D. CL, Sept. 13.— The
following Postmasters were appointed to
day: John P. Lindßleaf, at Mulberry, San
Benito County, vice William H. Puniance,
resigned; Patrick Gargan, at North On
tario, San Bernardino County, vice James
H. Sourwine, removed; Charles A. Graves,
at Rosamond, Kern County, vice Earl S.
White, resigned; Orlando E. Rose, at Ap
plegate, Jackson County, Or., vice Henry
D. Kubli, resigned.
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Pages 3 and 4.
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