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WILLIAM IS WILLING
Germany's Kaiser Ready
to Yield Every Point
operations in china.
Treaties in Which Opposition
to the Czar Is Not
memorial of the merchants.
Protest Aga:- Fatherland
Losing h in the
BERLIN, G Oct. 26.— The dis- j
patch from the ■' correspondent
of the London finies announcing that
the right by a treaty
i vith China to anchor
rt Arthur and connect
Vladh ' port by railway, as
is securing other military and com
: i! advantages, was cabled here yes
• ts considerable attention.
B issian and Chinese cm
s have no knowledge of the alleged
treaty, in well-informed circles it is main-
I that i in- dispatch outlines the sub
• of desires formulated by Russia
which China will certainly not refuse.
Moreover, it i.< contended that the report
.■■l from S: . Petersburg to-day nam
ing several officials in the Asiatic depart
ment of ti:e Russian Foreign Office who
have i;i«t received honors and decorations
at the hands of the Emperor of China
ly indicates that diplomatic transac
tions of some kind, however, have recently
; • • ii concluded.
Although the alleged treaty contains
that are certain to operate
y to the disadvantage of the com
of Germany, it is very doubtful
- the Emperor would intervene, as
now is to be on good
3 with the Government at St. Petcrs
3trong, indeed, is this desire
consented to be reconciled
Henry, his brother, when he
the Inner and his wife, for
: ss Irene of Hesse, were on I he
too, v Prince Henry'? apologizing
in any way f<>r bis part in the quarrel
which took place between himself and the
d oi the ceremonies
at X: l of the opening of the
• ■ Emperor being
mindful of the fact that Prince Henry'?
1 >ister of the Czarina and
has got influence with her.
band, the Kaiser is known
to be in sympathy with the A!l-Deutsch
Association, which thia week addressed a
to the Chancellor, Prince yon
Hohenlohe, complaining of the prevalent
se territory by other
■riment of Germany's in
terests, ly'a settlements ii\ Tien
tsin ;.7:<i Ha:ik'iMv, the memorial Bays,
•■d :'.» an increase of power
fuii: as all German patriots expect, and
mpire must secure suitable footholds
■ - • ally for the
in, therefore, requests
that I r take steps to <<Uain a
terri' ied by Chinese
■ - me < iiusan Islands
- ion. The association,
with si ss, advises the adop
tion i ■ i. regardless of
jor all of the other pow
acludes it; memorial by quoting
bant who has settled in
ng that if Germany does
uon of Shanghai, the trade
many in Eastern Asia has no future.
Wh< : emorial was issued it was
led as being too extreme,
1 conclusion of a treaty be
tween id China furnishes a very
at in favor of the All
he Association's contention.
dissensions in the camp of the so
ta are growing apace. Six public
were held in Berlin Thurs
. • .it which socialist; delegates to
ial Democratic congress, held re
ii, reported upon the pro
: that body. Tne reports hav
•n made the meetings proceeded to
■ the delegates very severely, and
were especially harsh in their treatmentof
; :r-cher, Schoenlaufc, Schippel,
•■ and Dr. Arons. The attacks that
were made upon these deputies were
ed in extremely violent language,
freely intersp* rsed with epithets, lierr
er became greatly excited, and in re
viving to his critics declared that the at
ialifita of Berlin could only
be compared to a gathering of old women
conventicles. The retort created a tremen
dous uproar. Almost alJ of the meetings
ted resolutions harshly criticizing the
1: was announced yesterday that the
German anarchists would hold a coo
at Elberfeld in the early part of 1896, with
a view to uniting the various groups o f tlie
Beet into one party, establishing news
j -per organ's aiMi discussing the different
leading qn< stioi ■ ■: Lheday. The Agrarian
question has not o;:ly rent the Socialist
party asunder, but the Agrarians proper
with a rebuff at Eatingen, Westphalia,
on the occasion of a meeting heJd there,
lierr yon I'loetz delivered a powerful
i, concluding with the usual demand
for the acceptance by the meeting of the
Agrarian scheme embodied In the pro
posals submitted to the Reichstag last year
bribe Polish Agrarian leader, Count yon
Kanitz, together with the proposal of other
slock remedies for the relief of the agricul
turists The president of the Rhenish
ills' Association replied tothespeech
< ! il.-rrvon Ploeta, and startled that gen
tleman by declaring that the Agrarian
■ was itself chiefly biamable for
bins the former flourishing condi-
I the agriculturists.
"The fact is," he said, "the Agrarian
I r is quite as zealous in sowing dis
content as the Socialists are. It is now
year since ttie fall of the adminis
tration of Chancellor yon Caprivi, and one
Is compelled to ask what the Agrarians
have gained thereby. Knowing how strong
1 they had in that Chancellor's
downfall, the Agrarians greeted the new
ters enthusiastically. The latter
have done nothing for them, while Dr.
yon Bdetticher and I'reiherr Marschal yon
Bieberstein still remain in office in spite
of agrarian intrgues."
Johunn Straus, the famous composer,
celebrated his seventieth birthday in
Vienna on Friday in strict privacy.
Numerous public 'congratulations were
offered to him, but he declined to receive
anybody. It is stated that it is his inten
tion to leave Vienna for the purpose of
spending the remainder of his days at
Salzburg. It is doubtful whether he will
go, however, as the Viennese have shown
repeatedly that they would lose their
greatest, favorite; most unwillingly.
Miss Mary Howe, the American prima
donna, has scored a great success in Ber
lin, appearing in the Royal Opera-house
in the role of Lucia. The German papers
are enthusiastic in their praises of her,
ranking her with Bembrich and Gerster.
A BOUQUET, *OT A. JiOMlt.
Sensation Caused by v Tribute to .French
PARIS. France, Oct. CO.— ln the early
part of the sitting of the Chamber of Dep
uties to-day a spectator in the gallery
arose and shouted. "Vive la France! Vive
Cartnauzl Down with Madagascar!" at
the same time throwing toward the ros
trum, where M. Leygues, Minister of the
Interior, was speaking, a bouquet of
flowers enveloped in a newspaper.
Leygues and the Deputies sitting near,
believing the newspaper contained a bomb,
Hod precipitately, returning in a shame
faced manner when the harrnlessness of
the panel was disclosed. The man who
threw the parcel was arrested.
PEACE PREVAILS IN SAMOA.
Malietoas Willing to Retire
the King to Facilitate
Thousands of Acres of Land to
Be Soon Thrown Open to
APIA, Samoa, Oct. B.— Just now the po
litical aspect of Samoa is quiet and all talk
of war has been discontinued. The peace
meeting which was to have taken place on
Mulinuu on the 25th of September did not
assemble, the Tumua people being unwill
ing to meet the Malietoas until the latter
had officially declared peace.
It is understood that the greater part of
the Malietoas are willing to retire the King
in order to facilitate a settlement. The
chances are that a general meeting will
take place about the end of this month
with this object in view. In the Supreme
Court a decision has been rendered de
claring that the legal title to the lands of
the Polynesian Land Company lies with
the American claimants.
As soon as some legal formalities are
complied with it is understood that 20, (KM)
acr< a which have been awarded to Messrs.
Wellman & Co. of San Francisco will be
offered for sale at low rates and on good
terms in order to induce settlement.
Messrs. Hay and Schmidt, who were held
responsible for the deficit in the municipal
treasury, have paid in the amount of the
loss, probably for the purpose of balking
any effort at investigation. The taxpayers
are not likely to let the matter rest at this
point, as they are desirous of knowing
how the money came to disappear and
why Messrs. Hay and Schmidt should re
turn it if they are not either guilty of neg
lect or peculation.
Within two miles of town a shaft has
been sunk and a small tunnel has been
run into the hillside, and there seems to
be no doubt but that gold lias been found
in small quantities. Samples of the dirt
have been pent to New Zealand for assay,
and the results ere now being anxiously
As these islands have never been pros
pected it may be found out that we have
some rich diggings right herein our midst.
The culture of cacao and coffee >s likely
soon to assume considerable proportions,
practical experience having now settled
it that these plants thrive well here and
bear very quickly the wry finest products.
DEATII Of MJiS. JZVSTIS.
The Kmbnssixdor'H Wife £ipired Sud-
detily in Jrelniir}.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 26.— A cable
gram was received this morning announ
cing the sudden death from heart failure
and pneumonia of the wife of Embassador
Eustis at the residence of her daughter, at
Ratoath, near Dublin, Ireland, this morn-
ing. Mrs. Eustis had tone to Ireland to
be in attendance at her daughter's confine-
Mrs. Eustis died at Dagore, Dunshaugh
lln, County Meath, Irpland, one of the
residences of William Eustis of Washing
ton. Ratoath is the nearest telegrapn sta
tion to the place. Here Mrs. George Eustis,
the Embassador's daughter, who married
lier cousin of the same name, is expected
to be confined this month. Her mother
bad been with her several weeks. Mrs.
Eustis was the eldest daughter of the one
time Cotton King Bucknor of New Orleans,
her brother being a prominent resident of
that city. Three children survive, the
eldest, Newton, being second secretary of
the embassy at Paris. She was famous for
her beauty and brilliant attractions, and
up to a few weeks ago was in excellent
LOST MAIL MATTER.
Destination of the Jitters liurned in the
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. 26.-Captain
White, superintendent of the Railway Mail
service, has ascertained the facts in regard
to the mail lost in the wreck at Newport,
Pa., on the night of Wednesday, October
'23. The mails destroyed embraced matter
from Washington for California points on
the Panhandle, Pittsburg, St. Louis. Ar
kansas, Arizona, Colorado, Indian Terri
tory, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico,
Mexico ami Texas; also foreign mail via
San Francisco. As near as can be esti
mated the mail dispatched from New
York City, also destroyed, was intended
fur Indiana, Indian Territory, Illinois,
Texas, Arkansas, California^ Colorado,
St. Louis, New Mexico ana Arizona.
Other mail matter from Philadelphia was
also lost. Two postal ears were saved, the
contents of which were destined for the
liev. Charles Hcntttr. Invited.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 26.— Among
the reverend uentlemen who have been
invited lo temporarily occupy the pulpit
of All Souls' Unitarian Church of this city
for tne remainder of the autumn and com-
| me winter with a view to installing one of
their number as pastor to succeed tie Rev.
Rush Shippen, resigned, are: The Revs.
Coarles W. Wendte of San Francisco, Sam
uel Eliot of Brooklyn, C. J. K. Jones of
Louisville and J. H' Crooker ol Helena.
Mr. Eliot is a son of Professor Eliot of Har-
I yard, and is the present pastor of the
Church of Our Savior, Brooklyn.
The Story All Saut/ense.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 26.— Second
Assistant Postmaster-General Neilson to
day was shown the alleged cable dispatch
of the Chicago Associated Press to the ef
fect that the White Star line had obtained
the American control for carrying mails
because the Majestic of that line beat the
St. Louis in the race to London. General
Neiison pronounced the story nonsense,
and said that the contract with the Ameri
can line was made by a snerial act of Con
gress and was not drpendent upon the
gamble of a race between steamships.
THE SAN FKANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1895.
DAVE HILL IN OHIO.
Tour of the New Yorker
to the Home of
ADMIRES THE BOURBONS.
Views of the Statesman on the
REPUBLICANS ARE REBUKED.
An Allegation That There Was
Corruption at Their State
LIMA Ohio, Oct. 26.— Ten thousand
people attended the demonstration to-day
Which was characterized by the first ap
pearance in Ohio during the present cam
paign of Senator David B. Hill of New-
York. Senator Hill, Ex-Governor Camp
bell, Senator Brice and John Peaslee
arrived at noon on a special train in Brice's
private car. They were met at the depot
by a large crowd. The strong wind pre
vented the meeting from taking place in
the public square, 60 the New York Sen
ator spoke at the opera-house, while the
other notables made addresses in Music
Hall, and tuen the programme was re
versed, the Senator repeating his opera
house speech in Music Hall.
Hill talked considerably on the line of
Governor Campbell's argument about cor
ruption in the Ohio Legislature. He
praised the Gorman tariff bill and prophe
sied good times in the near future. The
Senator expressed himself as pleased to
speak in Senator Brice's home on his first
visit to Ohio, said he admired Ohio Demo
crats and gladly availed himsetf of the op
portunity of spending a few days among
his Buckeye friends.
In speaking of the tariff he said it was
not possible to strike down those who had
been enriching themselves at the expense
of the Government without some trouble
and friction. There is a difference of opin
ion among Democrats as to the details of
the tariff measure, but all agreed on the
The Gorman-Wilson bill, the Senator
said, did not meet his approval in all re
gards, but its aim is right, as the Govern
ment is entitled to only raise a sufficient
revenue to conduct the affairs of the
Now that business is improvine, Sena
tor Iliil said, no one in the United States
wanted the McKinley bill again. He
spoke highly of Senator Brice for the part
he took in framing the law, doing so with
out any personal interest whatever. In
speaking of Ohio affairs he said that the
Republican bosses had been running the
affairs of the Legislature for their personal
At the State Convention everything in
sight was parceled out and never was a
more corrupt bargain made in politics,
while the Democratic Convention assem
bled without preparing any slate before
hand. The Senator said that the eyes of
the country are upon Ohio and every State
is watching the result, owing to the near
ness of the Presidential campaign.
At night there were torchlight parades,
brass bands and speeches by minor states
men. Senator Hill and party left for
TWO TUGBOATS WRECKED
The Boilers of the Monford
Exploded, Causing Havoc
Thrilling Shipping Disaster at
Chicago on the Lake
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 26.— The boilers of
the tug Morford exploded at 3:55 o'clock
this morning in the river, near Seventeenth
street. The tug 0. B. Green, which was
near by, was also wrecked.
John Erickson, fireman cf the Morford,
was instantly killed. John Ferguson, cap
tain of tiie O. B. Green, was blown up
with the pilot-house and is supposed to be
The injured aie Daniel Mcßea, lineman,
and Captain John Culiinan. Charles Dix,
the engineer of the Morford, was blown to
the deck of the lonia and cannot recover.
William Lynnett, engineer of the Green,
was badly hurt. Joseph Donnelly, fireman
of the Green, and Joseph Moffatt, line
man of the Green, was slightly hurt.
The Morford was towing the steamer
lonia from Pier A, at the mouth of the
river, to her docks at Twenty-second
street. Tne explosion came without warn
ing. Captain John CuUinan was in the
pilot-house and was thrown with the
wreck of the pilot-house into the river to
ward the east shore. The boiler surged
through the air.
The tug Green was assisting in the tow.
and was pulling a line to the west. The
flying iron and pieces of the wrecked hull
raked the deck of the Green, carrying off
toe pilot-house and injuring a portion of
the crew. In the pilot-house of the Green
was Captain Ferguson. He is among the
missing, and is supposed to have been car
ried into the river with the wreck.
Fireman Joseph Moffatt was swept into
the river with the splintered planks, glass
and iro:i. Engineer William Lynnett and
Fireman Joseph Donnelly ran up the steps
as the Green listed over and either fell or
jumped into the river.
Engineer Charles Dix of the Morford
was sitting in his chair at the time of the
explosion. He was lifted witli the wood*
work of the boat, blown through the tim
bers of the deck and landed on the deck of
the lonia. Fireman John Erickson, stand
ing beside Dix, fell with him and a bunch
of broken boards barely inside the rail of
The police stations were notified by tele-
and patrol wagons and ambulances
rried to the scene. On the river all was
confusion. The crew of the lonia let down
the yawl and put out to rescue any person
they might find floating. Captain Culli
nan was found almost dead clinging to a
piece of the wrecked pilot-house. Lyn
r.ett, Donnelly and Moffatt were picked up
in the yawl boat. The police patroled the
water in boats and used grappling-irons in
the hopes of recovering some bodies. With
the exception of floating debris there was
nothing on top of the water to indicate
the whereabouts ot the Morford. The
Morford was one of the largest tugs on the
river. It and the Green were of the Dur
ham fleet. The Mcrford was valued at
$20,000. She was built about ten years ago
for service in Chicago harbor.
Conn Says Hill Ha* « Chance.
LA PORTE, Ind.. Oct. 28. — Charles
Girard Conn, publisher and editor of the
Washington Times, and a former Indiana
Congressman and leader in State politics,
is spending several days at Elkhart, where
he has large manufacturing interests Mr.
Conn's intimate relations with prominent
Democratic leaders lend interest to his
views on Presidential possibilities. "If
the Democrats carry New York City No
vember 5 by a decisive majority." said
Mr. Conn, -"'David L>. Hill will ho leading
candidate for the Presidency. Hih's suc
cess would compel the nomination of
Morton. I do not consider Harrison a
factor in the contest. Indiana will pre
sent Governor Matthews as her choice."
Collided W itii an, Jitigine.
NIAGARA PALLS, N. V., Oct. 26.— At
7 p. m., as car 22 of the Niagara Falls and
Suspension Bridge Street Railway line was
crossing Second street, it collided with a
New York Central engine. Ti e front end
of the car was stove in and most of the
windows were shattered. There were six
teen passengers on the car when the acci
dent occurred, but only a few were in
jured. Mrs. C. B. Lava of Chicago re
ceived a bad cut over her right eye, and
others were slightly bruised.
Getting Bonds for Fraker.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Oct. 26.—
Dr. G. W. Fraker recently wrote from the
jail in Richmond to Colonel Bissell. asking
him to interest himself in raising his bond,
which had been reduced from $20,000 to
$fiOOO by Judge Broaddus. The doctor says
that all he wains is a good opportunity
and he will demonstrate to the people that
he is guilty cf no crime. Bissell has been
about for two days, but has not yet suc
ceeded in securing a bond, but says that
he will be able to arrange it in a lew days.
JKeitMfl Succeeds JPecte.
OALVESTON, Tex., Oct. 26.— At a
meeting of the directors of the Gulf, Colo
rado and Santa Fe to-day the resignation
of G. R- Teck, general attorney of the road,
was accepted. E. I). Kenna of St. Louis
was elected to fill the vacancy.
FIIZSIMMONS WILL FIGHT
Accepts the Invitation of the
Citizens' Committee to
A Tent May Be Hastily Imported
to Cover the Crowd at
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Oct. 26.— Early
this morning a dispatch was sent to Fitz
simmons in behalf of the citizens' com
mittee asking him to come on at his
eariiest convenience, and guar
anteeing the sum of $500 for
lawyers' and court expenses in
the event of his being arrested, as was
Corbett, on the charge of coming into the
State with the intention to commit a
breach of the peace. No reply being forth
coming, at 3 p. m. Mayor Waters wired,
over his own signature, asking for definite
information concerning his intended move-
This evening Fitzsimmons replied that
he would be here in ample time to keep
his engagement and the Mayor responded
with tliis wordof pood cheer: "Come soon
as you ran. Will do all in our power to
make you comfortable."
Corbett trained hard all day at Spring
Lake. His quarters were visited by a
number of people, who are temporary res
dents of this city. It is understood that
an immense circus tent, capable of be
ing erected in six hours, nas been
secured in Cincinnati; and will be
shipped here by special train as soon as
the word goes out that the light is a go.
Secretary Wheelock of Dallas, who arrived
here to-day, represents the interests of
President Dnn Stuart of the Florida Club.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 2G.— "Phil"
Dwyer this afternoon turned over to
Sheriff Buttling of Brooklyn the $2500
which was part of the Fitzsimmons-Cor
bett stake money put up for the fight by
Fitzsimmons. The return of the money
was on an order by Judge Beach of this
city, to satisfy a judgment of the Metro
politan Printing Company of New York.
TACOMA, Wash.. Oct! 2<J.— Prominent
sporting men of this city held a meeting
and telegraphed to Corbett and Fitzsim
mons offering them a purse of $30,000 for a
contest at this place. Word was received
from Fitz that lie was agreeable, and an
answer is awaited from Corbett.
A large amphitheater will be erected on
the racetrack and there is excellent advan
tages for accommodating large crowds.
The railroads are working hard to help
bring the fighters here. The men con
nected with the club are all well-known
merchants of excellent standing and will
place the amount in bank.
INTO A BURNING CULVERT.
Wreck of an eastbound Chicago
and Grand Trunk
Railroad Hands Badly Injured
and Passengers Almost
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 26.—East
bound Chicago and Grand Trunk passen
ger train No. 10 was wrecked at a culvert
on the Kankakee marsh, seven miles west
of hero, between this city and Crums
Point, shortly after 1 o'clock this after
noon. The injured are: Henry Muir,
conductor, Battle Creek, Mich., thigh
banly hurt, cut about hands and other
wise bruised; George Beatty, engineer,
Battle Creek, Mich., badly injured
about the head; W. H. Dye, fireman,
Battle Creek, arm broken; John Hobern,
express messenger, Port Huron, Mich.,
eg broken ; C. D. Patterson, baggage
master, Battle Creetc, arm sprained and
head badly cut; F. F. Taylor, brakeman,
Battle Creek, badly bruised ; John Quinn,
news agent, Battle Creek, back and chest
injured; Wellington Graves, Ford River,
Mich., head bruised; Bernard Rice,
Saginaw, Mich., head cut.
The marsh was on lire and the train
rushed into a burning culvert which the
engineer failed to see on account of the
The engine left the track. The train,
consisting of mail, baggage and express car
and four coaches, was telescoped, ana the
burning culvert soon set lire to the wreck.
The wind swept the flames through the
train, and in a short time every car was in
ashes. The passengers were almost suffo
cated from the dense smoke. The injured
were brought to this city and placed in the
hospitals. The property loss is $30,000.
SWORN IN AT NIGHT
Jeter Hastily Elevated
to the lieutenant-gov
HAS TAKEN THE OATH.
The Ceremony Performed Be
fore Judge Johnson Shortly
peospects of a contest.
President Pro Tern. of the Sen
ate Flint May Claim the
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 26.—Gov
ernor Budd was in a hurry to get a suc
cessor appointed in place of Lieutenant-
Governor Millard. Tliis morning shortly
after 1 o'clock Edward McCabe and Mr.
Jeter drove in a carriage to the residence
of Judge Matthew F. Johnson of the Su
perior Court and requested him to admin
ister the oath of office to the new Lieuten
ant-Governor. It was explained to the
Judge that it was the request of Governor
Budd that the oath be administered at
that unseemly hour, as he (the Governor)
intended to leave for Southern California
this morning, and Mr. Jeter wanted to re
turn to his home as soon as possible.
The explanation was also made to the
Judge that it was desired to leave the
State government with an executive offi
cer in the event that anything should hap
pen to Governor Budd during his journey
to the south.
A blank form of oath was then produced
and the Judge repeated it. Mr. Jeter swore
that he would support the constitution of
the United States and the constitution of
the State of California, and he was then
declared the Lieutenant-Governor.
It is quite possible, however, that Mr.
Jeter will have to go to law over the office
with the Hon. Tcm Flint, who was Presi
dent protein, of the Senate and who claims
that the oflice of Lieutenant-Governor be
longs to him.
FRESNO, Cal., Oct. 26.— Governor Burtd
and party passed through nere on this
evening's train on their way to Los An
geles to attend the funeral of the late
Lieutenant-Governor Millard. Governor
Budu was met at the depot by Senator A.
J. Pedlar, General M. W. Miller and sev
eral other prominent citizens. The train
stopped a half-hour for supper, but the
Governor dirt not eat. He was too much
engaged with citizens in discussion of his
right to appoint Jeter to fill Millard's
It was contended that the Governor had
no right to make the appointment, while
he stoutly insisted that he had such a
right. He said ho hart made a thorough
examination of the question at issue and
argued with Senator Pedlar, who took
the opposite view.
In answer to a question as to who would
succeed himself if he should die before his
term expired, the Governor merely re
marked that the last Legislature had failed
to do a duty which it most certainly ought
to have performed.
He then dropped this distasteful pare of
the subject, and again averred that he had
a right to appoint Jeter. It was jocularly
remarked by one of the visitors that in
case Mr. Jeter should ever take the
executive chair by right of his appoint
ment as Lieutenant-Governor by Budd, he
would bet four to one that the Supreme
Court would unseat Jeter. The Governor
good-naturedly said he was ready to accept
such a wager.
By tliis time train was ready to start,
and after some vigorous handshaking, the
Governor climbed aboard.
JVTER MAY y'OT IIOL2> IT.
The A>to lAruten ant- Governor May Be
T.'tomas WHnt of S<tn Benito.
The news telegraphed from Sacramento
that Governor Budd had appointed Wil
liam Jeter of Santa Cruz Lieutenant-Gov
ernor, to succeed Spencer G. Millard, de
ceased, was not unexpected to Republicans.
There is no sure thing, however, that the
Senate of the next Legislature, if it shall
be Republican, will recognize the appoint
Many good lawyers contend that the
Governor has no authority to appoint an
officer of the legislative body. The consti
tution, it is said, provides a direct method
of succession in case of the Lieutenant-
Governors absence from his post of duty,
whether the absence is caused by death or
otherwiM. When Governor Bartlett died
Lieutenant-Governor Waterman succeeded
to the ofiice of ch^ef executive; the Presi
dent of the Senate was recognized as next
in succession, but he was not appointed
Republicans who have studied the sub
ject take the ground that the Governor in
appointing a Lieutenant-Governor could
name his own successor. For example if
Bucld should elect to resign a few months
before his term of office expired Jeter
would succeed him as Governor and then
appoint his own successor as Lieutenant-
Governor. Jeter could then resign and the
Lieutenant-Governor under him succeed to
gubernatorial prerogatives and appoint
some other Democrat Lieutenant-Uover
The Republicans are not minded to let
things go in this fashion. There is too
much at stake politically in the organiza
tion and control of the next Legislature to
allow the Governor to name the presiding
officer of thf Senate.
There is hardly a question that the next
State Senate can organize in its own way
and elect one of its members as its presid
ing officer. Under the constitution the
officer so elected succeeds to the duties and
responsibilities of Lieutenant-Governor.
Ultimately the dispute may go to
the courts; and then the broad question
would be presented if the appointment
did not constitute within the meaning of
the constitution an invasion of the legis
lative branch of the Government by the
executive. Tne duties of the executive,
legislative and judicial branches of the
Government are clearly set forth in the
constitution, and it is clearly expressed,
moreover, that neither branch" shall inter
fere with the functions of the other.
Article 111 of the constitution consists of
one section only, which reads: "Section 1.
The powers of the government of the State
of California shall be divided into three
separate departments— the legislative, ex
ecutive and judicial ; and no person
charsed with the exercise of powers prop
erly belonging to one of these departments
shall exercise any functions appertaining
to either of the others, except as in the
constitution expressly directed or permit
The Lieutenant-Governor presides over
the Senate, and thus exercises legislative
functions, and his appointment by the
Governor would be the exercise of a func
tion not belonging to the executive de
Section 8 of article V of the constitution
Section 8. When any office snail from
any cause become vacant, and no mode is
provided by the constitution or laws for
filling such vacancy, the Governor shall
have power to till such vacancy by grant
ing a commission, Which shall expire at
the end of the next session of the Legisla
ture, or at the next election by the people.
__ The tilling of a vacancy in the otnee of
Governor is thus provided for in section
15 of the same article.
Sec. 15. A Lieutenant-Governor shall be
elected at the same time and places and in
the same manner as the Governor, and his
term of office and his qualification of eligi
bility shall also be tiie same. He shall be
President of the Senate, but shall have
only a casting vote therein. If, daring a
vacancy in the office of Governor, the
Lieutenant-Governor shall be impeached,
displaced, resign, die or become incapable
of performing the duties of his office, or
be absent from the State, the President
pro tempore of the Senate shall act as Gov
ernor until the vacancies be filled or the
disability shall cease. The Lieutenant-
Governor shall be disqualified from hold
ing any other office, except as specially pro
vided in the constitution, during the term
for which lie shall hare been elected.
In the foregoing section it is provided
that the President pro tern, of the Senate
shall even succeed to the high responsi
bility of chief executive. So it would be
absurd to suppose that the constitution
did noc contemplate his accession to the
office of Lieuten.itit-Goveinor in the event
ot vacancy. Eminent lawyers and leading
men in public life do not see how any other
intelligent construction can be placed on
the constitution. The President pro tern,
of the Senate is Thomas Flint of San
Benito, and he will remain so until the
Senate elects his successor. The section
of the constitution above quoted expressly
declares that in the event of the death of
the Lieutenant-Governor and a vacancy in
the oiKce of Governor the President pro
tern, snouid act as Governor.
W. T. Jeter arrived in the City from
Sacramento last evening and registered at
the California Hotel. He said in an inter
"I hold my commission as Lieutenant-
Governor. It was issued to-day by Gov
When asked if he would reside in Sacra
mento, Mr. Jeter said :
"No. 1 shall continue to reside in
Santa Cruz. The duties of the office do
not require my presence at Sacramento
when tue Legislature is not in session."
Replying to further inquiries Mr. Jeter
admitted that the validity of his appoint
ment might be questioned by the State
Senate when it meets next winter. He did
not know whether the Governor had
consulted the Attorney-General before
making the appointment, but said the
subject had been thoroughly investigated
by the Governor himself.
Attorney-General Fitzgerald was seen
last evening. He said : "I have not given
an opinion on the question, and wilJ not
express an opinion until called to do so of
Judge Daly of the Code Commission,
who gave Governor Budd an opinion that
the Governor has the right to lill the va
cancy in the office of Lieutenant-Governor,
said last evening:
"I studied the question last winter at
Sacramento, but my attention was first
drawn to it when I was City Attorney of
Los Angeles. The point was then raised
whether Stephen M. White, who was then
president pro tempore of the Senate, was
Lieutcnant-Governnr. It was then re
garded as remarkable that Governor Water
man, a Republican, did not appoint some
member of liis own party to the office of
TWO DURRANT STORIES
Statement of the Prisoner Was
Read at the Palace
Another Rumor Says It Was
Stolen From Deuprey's Pri
vate Desk. •
The latest Durrant story, which tends
in a measure to corroborate the testimony
of Miss Cunningham, is to the effect that
Durrant's attorneys did receive a letter
from the young medical student, with in
structions to open it only in the event of
his conviction. The earnestness of Dick
inson and Deuprey, however, to work only
good for their client, so the story goes,
caused them to break the seal. What they
read confounded them. Durrant wrote
that he saw Gibson and another young
man, a member af the church, commit the
crime. This young man, according to
Captain Lees, is one of three persons —
George King, Elmer Wolf or the janitor.
It could not have been George King,
else Durrant would never have been so
foolish as to testify on the witness stand
that the young man was sitting at the
organ. It could not possibly have been
the janitor, who, as is well known, was out
of the City at the time. The only person
left of the thren mentioned by Captain
Lees is Elmer Wolf.
All this is said to have been learned a
night or two before Deuprey made his
The attorney for the defense took a room
at the Palace Hotel and had several
friends on hand to witness the opening of
the letter, which Durrant positively in
structed should be returned to him, unless
convicted. What Dickinson and Deuprey
read wrought them to such a hign pitch of
excitement that the story was out and
gone before they knew it.
Captain Lees says there is not tho
slightest doubt in the world about the
truth of tne Palace Hotel story.
RESULT OF A "JOSH."
William O'Connor Arrested as a Mur-
dercr and Afterward Kelcased.
William O'Connor, a ranch hand from
Livermore, found himself in an awkward
predicament yesterday afternoon. About
4 o'clock Corporal Ayers arrested him on
California street, and when he asked for an
explanation was told that he was wanted
for committing a murder in Los Angeles.
O'Connor strenuously denied the charge.
but he was taken to the City Prison and
The person who pave Corporal Avers the
information was Einil Ney, the agitator,
who told the corporal that" his informant
was T. O'Brien, clerk in Judge Campbell's
court. The police sent word to O'Brien
and he called at police headquarters last
night about 8 o'clock. He was consider
ably surprised when told that O'Connor
had been arrested and on seeing him in
prison was able to explain the affair. lie
said he and Key were talking on the street
about a week ago, and as he wanted to get
away from Ney he pointed to O'Connor
and said, "There's a man who is wanted in
Los Angeles for murder and there is a re
ward of $500 for his arrest."
O'Brien started after O'Connor and got
rid of Ney.
After this explanation O'Connor was
promptly released. He threatened to sue
the City for false arre3tand imprisonment.
Fire in a Carriage Factory.
A fire, caused by spontaneous combustion of
rags and cotton used in cleaning, broke out in
the carriage manufactory of Charles McArron,
at 660 Bryant street, at BP. N. yesteiday. The
bmlding is a two-story frame belonging to Mr.
Buardman, and Robert Walsh occupies a por
tion of it as a paintshop for carriage work
About .S4OO worth of damage was done. Box
186 wes the alarm.
Turners and Single Tax.
Wednesday night the San Francisco Turn
Vercin will give its monthly intellectual en
tertainment to its members and their friends
at their hall, 323 Turk street. On this occasion
the Hon. J. <;. Maguire will speak on the sub
ject of "Single Tax."
DR. SHORES' COLUMN.
Testify to the Superiority of Dr. \. J.
Shores* Treatment for the Core of
Catarrh and Chronic Diseases— lt
Sot Only Benefits but Cures.
Why Suffer Longer When You Can
Be Restored to Perfect Health at
the Small Cost of $3 Per Month
for Treatment Until Cured?
Medicines Furnished Free.
! Examination and Consultation Free.
TIME WAS, NOT VERY LONG AGO.
when those afflicted with disease and not
blessed with a plethoric purse were compelled
to sufler on uniil the end of life because their
financial condition would not permit them to
pay the exorbitant fees demanded by physi-
cians and the excessive drug bills. During the
past few years this unjust condition oi things
has been remedied. DR. A. J. SHORES, who
has devoted years of his life to the special
study of Catarrh and Chronic Diseases, per-
fected a system of treatment for these danger-
ous aad troublesome ailments, and from the
rirst was willing to give the .sick the benefit
of his study and research at a cost within
the reach of all. When DR. SHORES intro-
ducedfor the first time in San Francisco hi 3
$3 rate he did not mean it as an act ol charity;
it wus simply the result of a desire on his
Errt to beiiL-tit the sufferer— desire which
has ever been uppermost in bis mind siucu
beginning the practice of medicine. The £3
rate means that DR. SHORES will treat all
sufferers from Catarrh and Chronic Diseases
for $3 per month until cured, medicines fur-
The expressions of gratitude from hundreds
who have, through DR. SHORES' kindness
and liberality, been enabled to again enjoy
perfect health, amply repay DR. SHORES for
Mr. Charles Weber, Seminary aye., Oakland.
In publishing statements of Tiatients who
have been benefited and cured by his wonder-
fulsystem of treatment, DR. SHOE : does not
present thoie of people living in the remote
parts ot the country, but each week publishes
voluntary testimonials from patients living in
San Francisco, or immediate vicinity, who are
easily accessible for a persunu.l interview and
a verification of their statement. In this mat-
ter, as in all others pertaining to his business,
DX. BB.OREB always .ici.s with perfect honesty,
an element which has b^en a prime factor in
his success. At all in:if-s DR. SHORES requests
those in need of medical aid to personally
visit or write those patients whose statements
are published and ascertain for themselves the
truth of'tue matter.
One of the most remarkable cases of benefits
received from DR . SHORES' system ol treat-
ment comes this week from Mr. Charles Weber,
a well-known resident of Oakland, whose resi-
dence is on Seminary avenue of that city.
Mr. Weber has been a resident of California
since ISSG. Mr. Weber says:
"For twenty-five years I have been afflicted
. with catarrh and throat trouble, and for mnny
years my sufferings have been terrible at times.
At night the dropping of mucous into my throat
I would choke me, and I was obliged to Hleep
j propped up in bed with pillows, had no appe-
tite and suffered great distress in my stomach ;
could take nothing but liquid foods'; was very
nervous, and had such violent pains over the
eyes that finally the sight of one eye became
affected; was unable to stay in bed later than
3 o'clock in the morning; felt worn out after
arising; couldn't walk a block without feeling
exhausted. This was my condition when I ap-
plied to DR. SHORES for treatment. After
being under DR. SHORES' care fortwoweeka
I felt better than for years. I can lie down in
bed now and sleep splendidly, feeling refreshed
in trie morning. I can eat quite heartily, and
in fact feel like a new man. I have treated
with other physicians and spent hundreds of
dollars with them, but they only took my
money and gave nothing in return but aii
aggravation of my trouble. I can never fully
express my appreciation of what DR. SHORES
has done for me, but will at every opportunity
recommend his treatment to others."
l'atlents who for years havo anffered
from Catarrh, Stomach Trouble, llheu-
matiam, Asthma, lirotichitis, Dynpep-
sia, Kidney, livcrand IJl:iddor Trouble,
Skin Diseases, Nervousness, Deafness
aud various other obstinate aud 'com-
plicated troubles, are being speedily
cured by Dr. A. J. Shores' Sew Treat-
DON'T LOSE HOPE.
. Dr. A. J. SHORES appreciates that many per-
sons have become tiii-couraged, meny are skep-
tical, and many others feel aa though they can-
uol spore the money to be treated.
Dr. SHORES has overcome all these objec-
tions. By placing his terms at $3 a month he
made it possible for all to be cured. Why pay
Come to Dr. SHORES' parlors. He will give
consultation, examination and advice free.
By doing this you can be personally con-
vinced of Dr. SHORES' honesty and ability to
THREE COLLARS A MONTH.
Is the only charge made by Pr. A. J. SIIOEE9
for all diseases, medicines furnished free.
A SPECIAL DEPARTMENT.
From requests by many people in San Fran-
cisco DR. A. J. SHORES has added to bis
orticcs a special department for the cure of
private diseases ol both sexes. In this depart-
ment Dr. Shores ha» surrounded himself with
the latest scientific appliances for the cure
of these diseases.
Dr. A. J. Shores' Treatment for Pllos
is New, Painless, Safe and Certain.
Cure Guaranteed. __
DR. A. J. SHORES CO.,
Expert Specialists in thr Cure of
Catarrh and All Forms of
A. J. SHOKES, M.D.,
President and Medical I): rector.
.r "i , A. J. HOWE, M.D.,
K. 15. K*SW, M.D.
Parlors — Second floor Nucleus Building, cor-
ner Third and Market streets, opposite Chron-
O3ice Hours— to 12 a. M., 2to 5 and 7to 8
p. -M. ; Sundays, 10 to 12 a. m. Take elevator.
ESPECIAL NOTlCE— Patients living out of the
city, and who are- unable to call at the San
Francisco oflice, will ba given advice and all
particulars of Dr. Shores' treatment free by
mail by addressing Dr. A. J. Shores Co., San.
Francisco. Write at once for symptom blank.
San Francisco— Nucleus Building, corner of
T.i.al tu.l Atarjcet ureeu>. '
Los Angeles— Redick Block, corner of First
■ Sacramento — 70GJ4 X street, opposite Post-
Ban Diego— Morse-Whaley-Dalton Block.