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authorities are searching for the agitators
ana incendiarie?."
MASSACRES AT SMALL PLACES.
Sotv the Armenians Plan a General In
surrection.
LONDON. Esq., Nov. 14.— The Daily
News will to-morrow publish a Constanti
nople dispatch saying that the embassies
have received telegrams stating that mas
sacres have occurred at many small places.
The country between Kara Hissar and the
Euphrates Kiver has- been desolated by
the Kurds., A, letter states tnat the Turk
ish villagers near Kara Hissar vainly tried
to protect the Armenians from the Kurds.
A diplomat informed the correspondent
of the Daily New? that the Consuls at the
various places where troubles had occurred
"had disproved the allegations that the Ar
menians had begun the disorders. The
Consulate at Erzoroum now declares that
a mistake was made in attributing the
troubles there to the troops.
A Vienna dispatch to the Daily News
pays that a secret Armenian committee at
Bitlis is sending delegations to the Chris
tians in-Asia Minor to i*»rsuade them to
join in a general rising in the snring. The
committee relies upon having 200,000 in
surgents ready to resist the Government
at that time.
FRIGHTENED BY FLAMES
Hundreds of Girls in Boston Fac
tories Were Almost Panic-
Stricken.
Many Tried to Leap From the Win
dows, but All Finally Got
Out in Safety.
BOSTON. M •.-... \,,v. ].}.— The tive-story
brick building at 200 and 202 (\>;igres3
street was guttod by fire this afternoon.
It was occupied entirely by the Empire
Distilling Company.
Several persons were badly injured.
They arc: Lieutenant Fox of engine 25,
hand badly cut by <-'!ass; Alice Farry, em
ploye of the Empire company, dislocated
shoulder; Joseph Bradley, cierk, broken
ankle; James Connelly, cooper in the em
ploy of the Empire company, seriously
burned about hands and iace.
Little is known of the origin of the fire.
There was suddenly an explosion of alco
hol on the second iioor, and in a minute
two more followed. Then it seemed as
though the whole structure was burning.
The flames spread with remarkable
rapidity, and when the first detail of
apparatus arrived were pouring with huge,
volumes of smoke from every window of
the five floors. About twenty men were
employed in the building, but fortunately
: them had gone to dinner.
The names communicated to the build
ings of A. P. Tapiey it Co., boots and
shoes, and of Thompson it Norris, paper
boxes, but the damage to oach vras slight.
A panic was created amone some forty
rive girls employed in the Thompson <t
N orris factory, and they rushed wildly
through the building. Some of them
would have jumped from windows had
they not been prevented, but all linally got
out in safety.
A similar state of affairs occurred in the
confectionery-shop of W. M. Lowney, in
the rear of the distilling company's build
ing. Four hundred girls are employed
there, and when the smoke from the
burning building reached the candy fac
tory the girls became panic-stneken.
Many of them fainted in the rush and ex
citement, but all escaped injury. The
Kmpire Distilling Company's loss is about
, partly insured. *The building,
which was owned by "William 11. Starford,
■was valued at $10,000 and insured.
DID HOT REDUCE THE TAX.
Knights of Labor Decided That
the Per Capita Is All
Right.
Past Master "Workmen Deprived of
the Privilege of Voting at
Assemblies.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 14.— This
morning's sessi?>n of the General Assembly
of the Knichts of Labor was taken up en
tirely with a di-cussion of the report of the
committee on law, and, when recess was
taken at 1:30, its consideration had not
been concluded.
The proposition to reduce the per capita
tax from 2 cent? per month to 1 cent was
defeated, the drift of the argument going
to show that the organization needed the
money thus received for the institution of
new assemblies and the propagation of the
general work of the order. It was also
thought that this tax was not so heavy
but that it could be borne easily by the
members until the or^ani zation was on a
iinner footing.
The constitution was also amended to
take from the past general master work
man the right to vote in the general as
sembly, but permitting him to retain his
seat as an advisory member, with authority
to participate in ail debate. Mr. Powderly,
although now under suspension, is the
official thus deprived in the vote in ques
tion. He is not present and it was ex
plicitly stated that no feeling of animosity
toward Mr. Powderly actuated the assem
bly. The new rule will apply in the same
manner to Mr. Sovereign when he retires
one year hence. It was said that if a past
master workman had the proper standing
in his own jurisdiction his district would
send him as an accredited delegate, and
the present provision of the constitution
was for that reason unnecessary.
One of the prominent officials of the as
sembly made the statement to-day that all
rumors derogatory to the report of Treas
urer Hayes were false. The report, he
said, made a favorable showing, but' the
assembly at this time did not care to make
it public. No place has been suggested
yet in the assomoly for the next meeting,
but the friends of Hot Springs, Ark., are'
doing a good deal of quiet and effective
work in behalf of that city.
Will AaJc for a Pardon.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 14.—Presi
dent Cleveland will s;oon be asked to par
don Celso Cfpsar Moreno, who is now serv
ing a ninety days' sentence in the district
jail for libeling Baron Fava, Italian Min
ister. It is said that the Baron himself
will either sign a petition praying for the
release of Mr. Moreno or else make a per
sonal appeal to the President in his behalf.
The foreman of the jury which convicted
Moreno says that all the twelve men will
unite in a petition asking the President to
grant him a pardon.
Treanury Gold Reserve.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 14.— The
treas ury gold reserve stands at $91,651,170.
PROTECTION FOR ALL
That Is What David Lubin
Asked of the National
Grange.
EXPORTS OF PRODUCTS.
An Interesting Argument Ably-
Made and Backed by
Figures.
AN EXPORT BOUNTY ADVOCATED
Various Ways in Which the Growth of
Agricultural Staples Should Be
Encouraged.
WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 14.-At the
meeting of the National Grange Patrons of
Husbandry to-day, David Lubin of Sacra
mento. Cal., delivered an address on the
subject of bounties for exports of agricul
tural products. Mr. Lubin explained that
by a resolution of the California State
Grange at its last session, a committee of
three was appointed to appear before the
National Grange and advocate the adop
tion of resolutions indorsing the proposi
tion for equalizing protection. Several
other State grances have likewise ap
pointed committees for the same purpose.
As one of the committeemen from the
California State Grange, it became his
duty to aid in the presentation of resolu
tions indorsing this proposition. Mr.
Lubin said:
Whatever differences of opinions may exist
in the minds of the. delegates present, there
can be no disagreement as to this, that this
proposition is now generally known through
out the United States. We can safely assert,
for instance, that there can be but few pro
ducers of agricultural staples in our country
who have not heard of it. Nor are those the
only people whose interest has been awakened
thereby; the shipping people, manufacturers,
commercial bodies, labor unions, politicians,
the lawmakers of our country, all these have
given this matter more or less thought.
In addition to the public presentation of this
proposition at meetings, there was an eager
demand for literature, which took over 1,000,
--000 pieces of printed matter to supply. Those
scrapbooks now oil the desk, and from which
quotations may be made in the progress of this
presentation, form a portion of several similar
volumes containing clipping of editorial criti
cisms aud comments on this subject from
among the principal journals of this and of
foreign countries.
From all this we may conclude thp.t general
information and interchange of thought has
tended largely to correct former eraoneous
ideas prevailing on this subject. To such a
degree is this manifest that even some promi
nent journalists no longer employ the argu
ments against this proposition that they did a
year ago, as can be seen from the clippings in
these books. At tfye start of this agitation
many honestly believed that a tariff on im
ports could protect the home market of n prod
uct produced in surplus quantity for ex
port. They now understand that the foreign
buyer wiil pay us no more for our surplus
than they can obtain the same from the cheap
est land and labor countries of the world.
They also understand that because the sur
l'!i!s nn<i the greater quantity for home use is
sold in the open market in public salesrooms,
like at auctions, where buyers for export and
lor home i^e buy at the same time and place,
the/cfore both buy at the same price, the
world's free-trade price, in direct competition
with the cheapest land and labor countries of
the world.
All this is now generally understood, there
fore the former claim that a tariff on Imports
can protect the home market of a product pro
duced in surplus quantities, sold at the world's
auction free-trade price, is no longer of any
value, except it be to confuse the most stupid.
In the past many others w<?*e under the im
pression that while a tariff on imports could not
directly piotect the home market of agricul
tural staples, by reason of the export of its sur
plus, that these products were nevertheless
indirectly protected by reßson of the protected
wage rate paid as a result of protection to
other industries, which high wage rate, they
claimed, caused greater consumption, hence
steadier demand and higher prices. There are
yet quite a number who make this claim.
There is, however, no ground for this belief
at all, for as the export price and the price for
home übe are the same it must follow that be
fore we can enhance the price for home use
we must first enhance the export or world's
price.
As soon as we do it is not the producers of
agricultural staples in our country who are
benefited, but the producers of India, Russia,
Argentine, in fact the producers of every coun
try but our own.
Any increase in price as the indirect result
of our tariff system would be clear gain to the
producers in foreign countries. But to the
producers of agricultural staples of our coun
try any such increase must, when balanced
against the cost of our present one-sided pro
tection system, be a grievous loss to them. It
is like compelling these producers to pay a half
dollar for direct protection in order that they
may have a chance to exchange it for a possi
ble half dime through indirect protection.
Even this once possible chance for indirect
protection is now gone. Increased production
by the cheap land and labor countries is now a
sufficient factor to offset any increased con
sumption as the result of our protective tariff
on imports.
The producers of agricultural staples in our
country not alone gain nothing by indirect
protection, but on the contrary they are very
heavy losers by it. This loss is so grossly un
just, »o inequitable, so oppressive and of such
great magnitude as to be without parallel in
the economic history among civilized or un
civilized nations. It may be supposed that as
soon as the truth of this injustice has been
made clear that there would be a prompt gen
eral effort on the part of our political leaders
at rectification, but the contrary is true.
Among those who understand the truth are
to be found political leaders who prefer to
cater to the wish of a majority rather than to
strive unselfishly for the good of the country.
There is, there can be, but one term for such
leaders— they are traitors to the Republic.
And yet, under guise of patriotism, these men
shout loudly for protection~"for protection ot
American industries against the competition
of the pauper labor of the world." Under
guisa of this patriotism they help perpetuate
the most stupendous robbery in the world.
They help the majority to sacrifice the minor
ity—to literally eat the ftefh and drink tne
blood ol the producers of agricultural staples.
Here we have a spectacle of a greedy, sellish,
unjust, unpatriotic portion of the people of
this Republic devouring the other half, and
that the better half too.
"But," says Editor Groavenor of the New
York Tribune, "you forget to take into consid
eration that this very system has been in
operation in the Uuited States for the past
thirty years, and that these have beeu the
most prosperous in its history." Admitted.
What then? This: that for thirty years the
producers of agricultural staples have suffered
under unjust laws, but that in spite of this,
and by reasons of certain world advauteges,
they prospered.
Chief among these advantages was the al
most exclusive use of agricultural machinery,
cheap and fertile lands and better transporta
tion, all of which almost gave the American
producer of agricultural staples a monopoly
price and profit on his investment and labor.
These advantages are his no more, nor is it
likely that they will ever be his again. Agri
cultural machinery is now in the hands of the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FBIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1895.
cheapest labor in the world, on lands cheaper,
newer and more fertile, -.van transportation
facilities and natural advantages in many re
spects superior to ours. This is the new world
condition, it has come to stay, and this condi
tion we must now meet. The condition which
permitted prosperity in spite of injustice is
gone, and the time has now come when other
and better and more just methods must pre
vail.
Those who make light of this statement, or
those who insist in maintaining the present
one-sided and unjust protective system, be
cause it operated to their satisfaction for the
past thirty years, must prove cleariy: First,
how a tariii'on imports can protect an export.
Second, how the home markets of such prod- i
ucts can be indirectly protected as long as j
there is a surplus for export which is sold in |
the open market at free-trade prices. Third, j
they must prove that we are still the
exclusive users of agricultural machinery, and i
that we do not annually export about .$5,000,
-000 worth of these for use in the cheapest land
and labor countries of the world. Fourth,
they must prove that there are no plants for
the manufacture and export of agricultural
machinery to the cheap land and labor coun
tries in England, France, Germany, Austria
and Belgium. Fifth, they must prove that
j there is no great subsidized trunk railway
j lines in India and in other British possessions,
for the purpose of cheap carriage of agri
cultural staples to seaboard. Sixth, they must
prove that the Suez canal has not shortened
distance in carriage of agricultural staples to
England. Seventh, that Argentine did not
import Hour and grain a few years &fo; that
she did not send to England in direct competi
tion against us 0,470,045 bushels of wheat in
1892, 14,645,093 in 1893 and 24,T74,G»5 in
1894; that the same country did not send to
Germany in direct competition against us
<;0,1G!>.7 metric tons of wheat to our (330,
--213.0 metric tons in 1892; that she did not in
crease the U6, 169.7 metric tons to 346,224.5
against our 323,497.3 in 1894. And in periods
of live years. 1836 to 1840, 1851 to 1855,
1876 to 1880, and 1891 to 1893, that
India did not increase her cotton crop from
56,800,000 to 134,800,000, then to 407,
--400,000, then to 491 ,000,000. And that Egypt
did not in the same period increase her cotton
crop from 30,100,000 to 60,000,000, then to
208,700,000, then to 449.300,000. Eighth,
they must prove that agricultural machinery
is not being introduced and that rapid devel
opments are not taking place in European and
Asiatic Russia, or that Russia or Argentine
have reached their limits in the placing of |
available land under cultivation, or that- all I
those things have no material effect on the j
world's price, that the world's price as soon
as we produce a surplus for export is not also
our home market price. Can these things be
refuted? Xo, not one. Finding themselves
beaten, inch by inch on their own ground,
these would-be conservative leaders take a
crosscut out of the difficulty by brazenly claim
ing that protection does not enhance the price
of manufactures to all, that the "fellow on the
other side" pays the duty, and that our manu
factures are cheaper than those of other coun
trie.-. When confronted with the fact that we
only export of minine, fisheries, manufactures,
forestry and miscellaneous about 25 per
cent, and of staple agriculture 75 per cent, !
that if our manufactures were cheaper there i
would be no need of a tariff, that we ■would ]
export them in place of fearing competition !
by imports, thnt in spite of our high tariff, the j
foreign manufacturer can aud does still un- j
dersell us to the extent of about $200,000,000 '
protective duties annually paid into the treas- |
ury, which, with profits of middlemen added j
thereto, is paid by the consumers of the coun
try, to r>e ultimately repaid in total with addi- i
tions by the producers of agricultural staples.
They alone, be it remembered, are the only
great class in our country who pay for protec
tion and are themselves unprotected. But the
enormity of this unjust burden resting on the
producers of agricultural staples is much
greater than is seen on the surface. Not alone j
is the duty added on imports, but the usual ;
profits of merchants are likewise added on the
duty as well as on the goods proper. This j
together becomes the measure of possible en- j
hancement or protection of home manufac
tures. To illustrate, if the duty is .SSO on a |
ca^e of goods, and if the profits of importer, I
jobber and retailor be respectively 15, 2o and j
2o percent (which as a general average and j
excluding staples is conservative), the real
duty wili swall about as ioliows: Duty $50, |
importer's profits 15 per cent increase the ■
duty to $57 50, to which add 20 per cent job- j
ber's profits, increases the duty to .SO9, to
which add 25 percent retailer's profits, making
a total of a $50 nominal enhancement lor
duty .SB6 25.
The Home Market Bulletin of Boston, the
oflicial organ of the Home Market Club, the
principal New England adjunct to the Ameri
can Protective Tariff League, in its October
issue criticizes this enhancement in the fol
lowing words: •'Outside the madhouse of the
New York World we have seen no recent con
tention so untenable as Mr. Lubin's computa
tion of the profits made by middlemen upon
the duties, which he insists are added to the i
prices." The most charitable view to take of '■
this unjust and harsh criticism by the Home I
Market Bulletin is to say that the editor knows \
no better, as the following evidence will snow: j
Office of Teft, Weli.er & Co., >
320, 328 and 330 1; toad way. J
New York, October 31, 1895.) I
D. Lull in Esq.— Dear Sib: lii response to re- j
quest, we W rite you with reference to the ques
tion as to whether in figuring the percentage j
upon imported goods we do so before or after |
adding duties. We have no hesitancy in say
ing that we hgure the cost of the goods as
landed in our store. We think you will find
this to be the general custom.
TEFr, Weller & Co.
So, then, not alone is the usual profit on the
duly added to the price of the imported goods,
but in addition there is also the profits on
cost of buying in Europe, cost of transporta
tion, of custom-house brokerage, insurance
and cartage. A nominal $50 duty, therefore,
means more than a real duty of $Bt> 25.
To attempt the payment of imports with ex
ports of highly protected manufactures is as if
a dog were whirling around in a circle in an
endeavor to catch his tail, when the aforesaid
dog had no tail to catch. We must pay for our
imports in bullion or in commodities. If in
commodities they must be at free-trade prices.
The items of manufactures which are pro
duced under protection which can be profit
ably sold at free-trade prices are few indeed.
We must, therefore, continue to export agri
cultural staples to the extent of 75 per cent of
our exports in order to pay for our imports.
Some radical though foolish, one-sided pro
tectionists suggest that we overcome the diffi
culty by the prohibition of commercial inter
course with foreign nations. Others of these
one-sided protectionists advise the producers
to curtail the production of agricultural staples
and to diversify their products. Strange to
say, quite a number of agricultural journals
repeat this advice. On the surface it looks
reasonable aud sound, but in practice it is
disastrous, not alone to the producers of non-
Etaple agricultural products, but, like a boom
erang, the mischief caused thereby rebounds
and injures the producers of staples as well.
When cotton, corn, wheat and tobacco were
profitable crops the growers of these could af
ford to buy their root crops, poultry, hay,
fruits and dairy products; thus the production
of non-staDles, as well as the staples of agri
culture, were profitable industries. As soon,
however, as the staples beclme unprofitable
and the producers started to raise root crops,
poultry, hay, fruits and dairy products, a re
sult followed which might have been expect
ed. The non-staple agricultural products also
fell below the profit point. None know this
better than the Patrons assembled here, and
none can refute it.
The most demagogic cry of all, and the one
of least value and most harm to the agricul
tural interest, is the cry for that equal protec
tion for agriculture which may be had by a
tariff on imports. Can a tariff on imports pro
tect the home market of agricultural staples
as long as they are produced in surplus quan
tities for export 1 .No; not directly nor indi
rectly. If they never knew this before they
rarely know it now. Of what benefit, than,
is their cry for equal protection of agriculture
by a tariff on imports ?
He fully explained his views on equal
izing production by the payment of an
export bounty on agricultural staples.
Other addresses were delivered by Llew
ellyn of Seattle and Craig of San Fran
Cisco. A resolution recommending to
Congress Lubin's proposition for the pro
tection of American agriculture and ship
ping was adopted.
MONEY FOR MISSIONS.
Meeting of the Methodist
Episcopal Conference at
Denver.
DEBATES ON FINANCES.
It Was Decided to Appropriate
One Million Dollars for Next
Year's Work.
REDUCTIONS WERE OPPOSED.
Treasurer Sanford Hunt Made an In
teresting Disclosure Concerning a
Debt of the Past.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. i4.— The formal
sessions of the General Missionary Confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal church
began to-day in the Trinity Church, which
is known as the largest and linest Metho
dist church edifice in the world. Bishop
Joyce called the meeting to order and Dr.
S. F, Uphaza read a chapter from the Bible
and offered the opening prayer.
The rollcall showed a very full attend
ance, the important absentees Deinc
Bishop Hurst, detained by death in his
family; Dr. Buckley, by illness of a mem
ber of his household, and Dr. T. 11. Burch,
by the death of his son, who died while
the doctor was en route to Denver.
Dr. O. Z. Baldwin was elected secretary,
and Dr. banford Hunt, the treasurer, read
his report, which was accepted. It was
decided to name a special committee, con
sisting of one Bishop and other members
of the general committee, to whom the
different applications for special appro
priations should be referred.
The day's business was the serious prob
lem of how much to appropriate for mis
sions, how to divide the sum, and how to
provide for the debt, now amounting to
$250,000.
The debate upon this subject occupied
nearly the eutire morning session, and it
was extremely spirited. It was decided to
appropriate $1,000,000 for missions next
year, 45 per cent for home and 55 per cent
for foreign missions. To divide the sum for
home missions, a general rule was estab
lished to scale down the appropriation of
last year just 7 per cent, leaving all in
stances for special leniency to the special
committee previously named. Few con
ferences, however, escaped the 7 per cent
cut, the Black Hills district being one of
the few excepted.
In the discussion on the main question,
Bishop Foss said that if a reduction of the
amount to $1,000,000 mount the recall of a
single missionary, he was opposed to it.
Dr. Shier objected to any reduction of any
kind. Bishop Fowler objected to all efforts
to reduce the appropriation, and denounced
the insidious attempts of those behind the
movement to reduce it. He said that he
knew the day when the total expenditures
did not exceed $450,000, and the debt was
$_ .SO,OOO, over 60 per cent of the receipts,
ttnd yet they managed to get along without
trouble.
Dr. Sanford Hunt, the treasurer, said
that he would make public for the first
time that there was a period when the
society owed a debt of $514,000, and that
every dollar of this was represented by
note signed by him. This was carefull
kept from the public lest some newspape
should discover it and with flaming hefu
lines announce the fact that the societ
owed over half a million dollars. He su^
gested an ' appropriation of $950,000 fo
missions, $119,000 for other expenses, am
$100,000 toward reducing the debt, a tota
of $1,169,000, which is within $5000 of la
years receipts.
Many motions were made and parli
mentary tactics were used to prevent th
proposition to set the fund at $1,000,000
but it finally prevailed. The distributio
of the home mission fund was not com
pleted to-day.
NATIONAL BALL LEAGUE
Annual Fall Meeting of the
Magnates at New York
City.
In Future Offending Players Will Be
Expelled From the Game and
Not Fined.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 14.— The an
nual meeting of the National Baseball
League, which was adjourned from last
night, was concluded to-night at the Fifth
avenue hotel after a session which, with
intermissions, lasted from 12:30 till 7 p. m.
All the delegates were in attendance and,
with one or two exceptions, the meeting
was very harmonious.
President John T. Brush of Cincinnati
and President Andrew Freedtnan of New
York ri red some hot shot at one another
j during the day. Brush claims that
J Freedman gave him the option on Doyle
in exchange for Arlie Latham and that the
->ew Yorker had broken his word when he
made the Doyle-Gleason transfer. This
Freedman strongly and most emphatically
denied. The New York magnate was pret
ty well turned down by the league. His
name does not appear on one of the boards
or committees and his attempt to over
come President Byrne was a failure.
The Brooklyn magnate was elected by a
vote of 11 to 1, Freedman polling the dis
senting vote. The most important move
taken by the league was the abolition of
the fine system. the future offending
I players Will be expelled from the game
after one warning in trivial cases and with
out notice in glaring offenses. The um
pires, Hurst, Enslie and Keefe, cave evi
dence before the meeting ns to their treat
ment by obstructing players last and
previous seasons.
By the unanimous vote of the league the
secretary was directed to accept the Harry
Wright relics and to have a list ot the
same drawn up and presented at the next
spring meeting.
A committee, consisting of Messrs.
Brush of Cincinnati, Hart of Chicago and
Rogers of Philadelphia, was appointed to
arrange for a day in the spring to be
called "Harry Wright day," and to be
uniformly set apart in all the cities of the
league, on which a game is to be played
and the proceeds thereof to be devoted to
tiie erection of a monument to the veteran
umpire. A long and highly complimen
tary eulogium to the deceased was in
serted in the minutes and the secretary
was ordered to have a copy ecscrolled and
framed and to present the same to the
family of the late chief of umpires.
■The Wright memorial and the dis
cussion of the double umpire system occu
pied the morning session, and a little
after 3 o'clock the delegates adjourned
and did not convene au'ain until 4 :iJO.
ISothmg was done beyond the discussion
on the umpire question and tbe matter
was adjourned to the spring meeting.
On resuming session the delegates pro
ceeded to the election of officers. Presi
dent and Secretary Nick Young was
elected last year fora term of three years.
1 lie National board was increased by the
election ot another member, John T.
Brush, while Messrs. Byrne of Brooklyn,
President "Nick" Young and Soden, of
Boston, were re-elected.
The board of directors was elected as
follows: H. R. yon der Horst, Baltimore;
A. H. Soden, Boston; J. R, Wagner,
Washington; J. A. Hart, Chicago; Dr.
Thomas Hunt Stuckey, Louisville, and W.
\V . Js.err, Pittsburg.
The board as constituted has three dele
gates from the East and three from the
West.
The playing rules committee was ap
pointed by the president and is made up
of President Roach of Philadelphia, Chris
yon der Ahe of St. Louis and President
Hanlon of Baltimore.
*u With re K ard tn tn e Sunday-ball question
the advocates of play on the Sabbath won
their end, and Sunday ball will be played
in the West. The president will" direct the
schedule committee to arrange a schedule
for the coming season as far as practicable
so that clubs desirous of playing on Sun
day shall be scheduled for the rirst of the
week, in order to not conflict with clubs
not playing on Sundays. Adjourned until
t ebruary 24, 1896.
ON THIS EASTERN TRACKS.
Winners of Events at St. Louis, Lexing
ton and J*hiilico.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. Seven-eighths of a
mile, Leonard B won, Ell second, Senator Hill
third. Time, 1:30. Cbicot finished first, but
was disqualified. ..";■*
Six and a half furlongs, La Salle won, Kirk
second, Galley West third. Time, 1:23.
One mile and seventy yards. Jack Bradley
won, Cave Spring second, Bayard third. Time,
1 :.j4.
Seven furlongs, Irish Chief won, Knapp sec
ond, Mitra third. Time, 1:37%.
Six furlongs, Loudon won, Johnny McHale
second, King Michael third. Time. 1 :19.
, LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 14 .-One mile, Eg
, rt , won > Eurania second, Jjines Monroe
third. Time, 1:11' ,'.
Five furlongs, His Brother won, Cuticlene
second, Naiad third. Time, 1:04.
Seven-eighths of a mile, Momus won, Sligo
second, Advocate third. Time, 1 :28 i.
live furlongs, Anna Lyle won, Ida Wagner
second, La Wnnda third. Time. 1:02} £.
Three-quarters of a mile, Pete won, Subito
second, Nellie Parker third. Time, 1 :16 :
BALTIMORE, .Mb, Nov. 14.-Results at>im
lico: Five furlongs, Chester won, Beatrice IV
second, Nestor third. Time, 1:05%.
One mile, McKee won, Candelabra second,
Longbridge third. Time, 1:46.
One and one-eighth miles, Lakeshore won,
Marshall second, Helen Nichols third. Time,
1 :58J
■" Sixiurlongs, Pitfall won, Irish reel second,
George Dixon third. Time, 1 :17.
One mile, Salvor won, Fatal second, Margaret
third. Time, I:43*£.
L. A. W. RACING BULLETIN
Suspensions Mode and. Future Meetings
Sanctioned.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 14.—Ap
pended is the L. A. W. bulletin for No
vember 9, 1895 :
Suspended pending investigation— Casey Cas
tleman, Los Angeles, Cal.
Declared professionals— W. T. Bonfield, In
dianapolis, Ind.; J. U. Lane, Newkirk O. T
clause A. ■ •
Suspended for entering and riding under an
assumed name— George a. Eisenhart, Mulberry,
Ind., for one year from November 6.
Sanctions granted— November 2, Southern
Wheelmen, New Orleans, La.; November 28
Peerless Cyclers, Woodland, Cal.; November
23, Bakcr.sfield Cycling Club, Bakersfield, Cal •
January 1, 1896, Crown City Cycling Club, 1
Pasadena, Cal.; November 22 to 25, W r' !
Sebree, Caldwell, Idaho; November 28 The
Newbern Cycle Club. Newbern, N. C; No- !
yember 22, C. M. Smith. Geneva, Nebr.:
November 23, A. E. Maxwell, Pittsburg, Kan.
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PRACTICE GAME AT STANFORD
University. Players Jieat the San Fran
clacos 22 to O. '' ; ' '•'
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Nov.
11.— The Stanford eleven this afternoon de
feated the team made up of San Francisco ]
football-players by a score of 22 to 0. The j
following was the line-up:
San KraDCiscos. Position. Stanfords.
Dahler Center Carle
Tisdale Guard Thomas
Thnrkauf Guard Williams
Butts Tackle ltoblnsoa
£» vi « Tackle '.....Rice I
Broad End Col ton
Madden Knd Weldon
Baugli Quarterback.......: code
Westover Halfback . . . .Frankeuhelmer
Plate .Halfback Reynolds j
Pedlar. Full back Cocliran !
The game being a practice game, the
players were frequently changed. Plate is
a Stanford man, and played good ball.
He was put in to help out the San Fran
ciscos, who were short of players. Consid
ering the weight of the visiting eleven,
they did good work, playing a snappy
game full.
Davis, at tackle, made several fine
tackles, and San Francisco's left end
proved a star tackier. Westover made the
longest run for San Francisco, making 20
yards after catching Cochran's punt near
the end of the game.
The Stanford eleven did not show up as
strong as was expected. The line was
very weak, accounted for by the fact that
several Varsity men did not play. The
backs did good work, especially in end
running. Both the Reynolds boys made a
number of long runs, as did Franken
henner, aided by good interference. Coch
ran backed the line and punted well.
Two touchdowns were made in each
half, the first being made in five minutes
after San Francisco kicked off. Cochran
made three of the touchdowns and Jack
Reynolds the other. Cochran kicked all
but the last goal. The San Francisco team
was made up of Olympic players and San
Francisco High School players.
Hall at J.n.t Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 14.— The Los
Angeles and the San Jose teams put up a
magnificent game of ball this afternoon.
There was not as large a crowd present as
the game deserved. Up to the sixth in
ning it was any one's game, but in the
seventh inning there was some heavy
stick work with the batting and fielding
much superior on the part of the Los
Angeles team. The final score stood 4to 3.
The score by innings is as follows:
Uw Angeles 0 0001030 o—4
SanJoses 0 00020010—3
Errors— Los Angeles 3, fan Jose 6. Base hit*—
Los Angeles 10, San Jose 9.
J^ine Billiard Playing.
NFW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 14.— Billiard en
thusiasts saw some line playing this even
ing at Daly's in the handicap match be
tween "Napoleon" Ives and Tom Galla
gher. It was the fourth night's play The
score: Gallagher, 240; average, 15; total
for four nights, 960; grand average 18 14-17
lyes, 418; average. 27 13-15; total' for four
nights, 1661; grand average, 33 14-50
Slavin Will Fight Maker.
LONDON, Ehg., Nov. 14.-Frank Slavin
has accepted Peter Maher's challenge for a
fight for $5000 a side and has deposited $ r ioi)
forfeit money. '
Is life, health and happiness, if it is pure
rich and full of vitality. If impure it will
cause catarrh, rheumatism, scrofula ncr
vousness and other troubles. All may be
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I Hood's Pills 7 .
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
Cubans Engage in Some
Severe Battles With
the Spanish.
ONE ENGAGEMENT LOST.
But the Insurgents Retrieved
Themselves in Their
Stronghold.
FINALLY ROUTED THE ENEMY
International Complications to Follow
the Seizure of an American's
Hotel.
BOSTON*, Mass., Nov. 14.— A dispatch to
fl. morning paper brings the details of some
severe fighting in the vicinity of Puerto
Principe. On the sth inst. a large body of
regulars under General Vicaza attacked
the headquarters of the insurgent army of
the east near Hantiago tie Cuba. They out
numbered the rebels three to one and had
some very heavy artillery.
The fighting lasted all day and at night
fall the insurgents were forced to retreat
on their second line of forts, near Puerto
Trineipe. The victorious Spanish followed,
but when in the mountains to the south
east of that city were met with a stubborn
resistance from the insurgents and were
slaughtered fearfully.
They retreated, followed by the in
surgents, who had received heavy re-en
forcements. On the retreat many were
killed. The insurgents recaptured their
tirst position, and drove the regulars into
the shelter of the walls of Santiago de
Cuba. The loss of the Spaniards was
over GOO.
General Vicaza was badly wounded, and
will have to return to Spain. The rebel
loss was almost as large. It is reported
that General Antonio Maceo was severely
wounded. A later dispatch, however, de
nies the latter report.
Another dispatch from Havana says
that information has reached that city that
Judge James E. Walsh of Connecticut
has filed at the State Department at Wash
ington a claim for $200,000 damages against
the Spanish Government and asks that it
be recognized as the claim of an Ameri
can citizen. The circumstances are similar
to those connected with the famous ]Vlora
claim, only on a smaller scaie. The
claimant is John Kepko, an lialian, but a
naturalized citizen of the United States.
He is proprietor ot the Grand Central
Hotel, the largest hotel in Cuba.
Since the opening of the war the Span
ish officers and a considerable number of
soldiers had taken possession of the hotel
by right of eminent domain, at the time,
however, stating that Kepko would be
paid his usual charges. They stayed for
six months, preventing any one eJse com
ing, and when asked refused to pay for
their board.
One night during the summer RepKo
and his family were driven out of the
hotel and the whole property confiscated,
on the pretext that Repko was a sympa
thizer with the insurgents. He had con
siderable difficulty in even leaving the
country, as the Spanish officials strived to
prevent his doing so.
He immediately placed his case before
the proper authorities and in addition to
the troubles and the old scores which they
have to settle with the United States the
Spaniards will doubtless have another in
ternational question to settle.
American residents in Cuba are eagerly
awaiting the action of the Government, as
of late the Spaniards have shown a dispo
sition to injure Americans in every pos
sible way.
A dispatch from Cohre Dibre/ays that
another attempt was made to mow up a
troop train near that place, but was unsuc
cessful. General Campos has given orders
that all insurgents caught in the act shall
be shot at once without trial.
CRUISE OF THE LAURADA
It la Claimed That the Teasel Tiolatr.d
Xeutralily Xntr«.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 14.— The Lav
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■jV"OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
-*-' first installment of "Keal Estate Taxes, and all
unpaid Personal Property Taxes, including balance
due from those who have already paid the Assessor,
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In paying by check please send with your bills a
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Office open ; Thursday, Friday and Saturday
evenings, November 21. 22 and 23, from 7 to 9
P. M.
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Tax Collector of the City and County of San Fran-
cisco,
mda incident promises to become an evil
'of international importance. The spec^
inquiry instituted by The United Press ha&
resulted in the following summary of in
formation: "On October 21 the American
steamship Laurada left this city for the
TVest Indies. It was reported from King
ston, Jamaica, that her papers and appear
ance were not in accord. There, under
British law, she should have reported all
passengers carried previous to making the
port of Kingston.
She reported but a single passenger. At
that time the Laurada was under charter
to a West Indian firm doing business in
this city and in the West Indies. Her
clearance papers in October were in .due
form and order as far as dealing from an
American yovt was concerned, but lrer
captain, it is alleged, failed to report the
Cuban rebel Cespedes and his band of
forty-rive followers, with their arms and
ammunition.
Cespedes and his men were landed on
the east coast of Cuba, between the fruit
port of Baracoa and the port of Guanta
namo, a part of the coast on which there
are very few residences and irom which
the rebels could easily reach the mountains
of the interior.
The statements made have been sub
stantiated by several witnesses. The full
details are in possession of the local au
thorities and a warrant will issue, or has
issued, for the arrest of the captain of the
Laurada, Samuel Hughes, and it is alleged
that he has been engaged in similar prac
tices, a violation of ihe neutrality laws.
Agents and owners have disclaimed all re
sponsibility, the known agents of the
steamer stating that they don't represent
the owner, and the alleged owner, in Phil
adelphia, stating that he is not her owner.
The Laurada is now near Philadelphia,
but the location of her captain is unknown.
WILMINGTON, Di;i.., Nov. It.
Congosta, the Spanish Consul at f'h
phia, was here to-day in reference to the
steamer Luurada. United States Marshal
Lannan went down the coast this after
noon, and it is supposed he went lo inter
cept the steamer off Lewes.
Must Serve Hi* Sentence.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 14.— The
District Court of Appeals to-day, in an
opinion delivered by Justice Morris, sus
tained the verdict of the Criminal Court in
the case of Captain H. W. Howgate, the
former disbursing officer of the signal
service. The Criminal Court fixed his
term of imprisonment at eight years.
Captain Howgate's counsel says the last
act has been performed, so far as the courts
are concerned, and nothing can intervene
but executive clemency to prevpnt How
gate serving his time in the Albany peni
tentiary. The prisoner was removed to the
district jail, where he will remain a few
days to permit him to close up his business
affairs prior to his removal to Albany to
serve his sentence. He was accompanied
to the jail by a young woman who has just
been convicted of bitramy.
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