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CONSOLIDATION
OF POSTOFFICES
It Is the Subject of Much
Debate in the
Senate.
TAKES A WIDE RANGE.
From Appropriations the States
men Branch Off to Civil
Service Reform.
HOKE SMITH SOUNDLY SCORED.
But the Bill Is Passed and With It
an Increased Subsidy for Carry
ing Ocean Maih.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7.— The
Senate ttaJ a long and important session
to-day, the Dostoffke appropriation bill
being the subject of consideration and ac
tion. There was quite an extended discus
sion over the question of the consolidation
of fourth-class postorfiees in the vicinity
of large towns and cities and the substitu
tion for them of stations, sub-stations and
branch offices. The opponents of the sys
tem were successful in having its exten
bion restricted — an amendment offered by
Wolcott of Colorado favorable to the sys
tem having been laid upon the table by a
vote of 48 to 7. That decisive vote was
followed by the adoption of an amend
ment offered by Pasco of Florida— ayes 36,
noes 2o — which restricts the consolidation
system to the limits of corporate towns
and cities.
The committee amendment appropri
ating $30,000 as additional compensation
to the Oceanic Steamship Company for
ocean mail service from San Francisco to
New Zealand and New South Wales was
agreed to — aye 3 32. noes 21.
The item of $196,614 for necessary and
special mail facilities on trunk lines from
Boston to Atlanta and New Orleans by
way of New York and Washington, was
retained in the bill, the motion by Vilas of
Wisconsin to strike it out having been
voted down, ayea 13, noes 89.
An amendment requiring the expendi
ture of $50,000 for experiments in rural
free delivery was offered by Butler of
North Carolina, and was agreed to, ayes
27, noes 25.
Teller presented resolutions from
branches of the American Federation of
Labor in various States for the free and
unlimited coinage of silver without wait
ing for the aid of any other nation, one of
them declaring that the members of the
branch would not assist any candidate
who was not in favor of free coinage, no
matter to what political party he might
belong.
The Senate bill to pay to Edward Rice of
Denver, Colo., $2700 for United States
coupon bonds lost by him in July, 1886,
was passed.
Butler (Pop.) of North Carolina intro
duced a joint resolution proposing an
amendment to the constitution of the
United States limiting the President's veto
power. It proposes that a Presidential
veto may be overcom 0 by a majority vote
(instead of a two-thirds vote) in both
Houses; also that all orders, resolutions
and votes to which a concurrence of both
Houses may be necessary, except on the
Question of adjournment, shall be pre
sented to the President, and shall be ap
proved by him before they take effect. It
was referred.
The postoffice appropriation bill was
taken up, the pending question being on
the proposition as to the compensation of
clerks at postal stations and sub-stations,
involving the matter of the consolidation
ol postoffices throughout the country.
Vilas (D.) of Wisconsin made an ex
planation of the points at issue. He said
that the proposition was a mere provision
that the postmasters who would be pay*
able out of the appropriation for post
masters' salaries might be paid out of the
appropriation for clerks when the offices
of such postmasters were discontinued and
incorporated with other offices.
Vilas said the advantages of the postal
consolidation system were so obvious that
no opposition would have been made to it
had not the Senator from Maryland
(Gorman) uncorked the bottle and let out
the genius of opposition to civil service
reform. "And," he added, "civil service
advancement in this country owes its
Buccess to the man now at the head of
this Government."
Allen (Pop.) of Nebraska challenged
Vilas to point out any benefits derited
from civil service reform.
"If nothing else had been gained," Vila»
replied, "than the decency and cleanliness
of political conduct on a change of admin
istration that would have been enough to
NEW TO-DAY.
Apollinaris
NATURAL MINERAL WATER.
MALICIOUS STATEMENTS having been disseminated
that the APOLLINARIS WATER offered for sale in San
Francisco is not the Natural product of the APOLLINARIS
SPRING in GERMANY, notice is hereby given that every
arrival of APOLLINARIS WATER is accompanied by a
CERTIFICATE from the Proprietors of the APOLLINARIS
SPRING stating that the shipment consists of Apollinaris
Natural Mineral Water, bottled at the Apollinaris Spring
near Neuenahr, Rhenish Prussia.
Such Certificates are invariably declared and sub-
scribed to by the said Proprietors in the presence of
the CONSUL of the United States of America at COLOGNE
in GERMANY, and are filed at the San Francisco Custom
House where they can at all times be inspected.
A REWARD of $1,000 will be paid for information
which will lead to the conviction of any person or
persons selling spurious Apollinaris Water.
JOHN CAFFREY, 47 First Street, San Francisco,
Representing CHARLES GRAEF & CO., New Yoik.
Sole Agents ol the AFQLLINARIS COMPANY, LIMITED, LWDOH.
make civil service reform a great triumph.
The relief that has been afforded to Sen
ators and Representatives is of itself an
item of great consequence."
Allen* pointed out the absurdities of
many of the questions that might be put
to postoftice applicants by the civil ser
vice examiners, and he asked what earthly
bearing such questions bad on the fitness
of somebody to run a little fourth-class
postofflce in a village fifteen or twenty
miles from a large town. The rank and
file of the people, many of whom had done
service for the couutry in its hour of perii,
were to be set aside, ignored and practi
cally disfranchised by the adoption of such
"silly and nonsensical rules," and by that
means the people were to be isolated, from
their own postoffices.
In the course of a colloquy between
Allen, Hoar (K.) of Massachusetts and
Vilas (D.) of Wisconsin on the subject of
civil service Hoar referred to Roosevelt as
having been a bold, courageous, intelligent
and most efficient administrator of the
civil service laws. He did noi think Mr.
Cleveland, who had done a great many
good things, deserved to be written up
very high on that score. The reform, how
ever, had come to stay. Hoar inveighed
against the Mate of things that existed be
fore civil service reform was inaugurated.
That state of things had been, he said, the
running sore of the country — the offensive
Btench in the nostrils, the disgrace, the
degradation, the snarae, the infamy of
the American people. The men who un
dertook the reform had determined to put
a stop to that evil; and if they did not get
the best possible substitute they got what
was a hundred fold, a million fold better
than that which it had displaced.
"On the whole," Hoar added, "and in
the main, President Cleveland and his
Cabinet have carried out the civil service
law, and President Harrison and bis Cabi
net, with some exceptions, carried it out.
But when the history of that great reform
comes to be written the names that shall
be written in indelible characters are the
names of D. E. Eaton, Senator Hawley
and Theodore Roosevelt."
Wolcott (R.) of Colorado made an earn
est civil service speech, in which he said
he did not agree with Senator Gorman
that the corner grocery was the corner
stone of the Republic. He did a^ree with
that Senator, however, in denouncing the
habit of Cabinet officers making speeches
all over the country. The last Cabinet
officer he had heard of doing it was "barn
stalking down in Georgia in favor of gold
monometallism." He should have called
attention to it earlier had it not been for
the faot that that official was better away
than at Washington so far as his public
duties and his performance of them were
concerned.
"Is the point you make," Hill (D.) of
New York asked, "that a Cabinet officer
has no right to make these speeches
throughout the country to the neglect of
his duties, or is it that he has no right to
make political speeches at all ?"
"I take it," Wolcott replied, "that he
has no right to make speeches to the
neglect of his duties."
Hill — That is the point of your criti
cism?
Wolcott — At this time.
Hill suggested that it had been the cus
tom heretofore for Cabinet officials to make
political speeches, and that it was also the
custom of English statesmen like Glad
stone, Salisbury and others.
Wolcott, in reply to that suggestion,
said that those statesmen were also mem
bers of the British Parliament, and there
fore were entitled to make speeches in pub
lic justifying Ifce.ir action. Therefore the
analogy did not lie. He commnnted upon
the neglect of the Secretary of the Interior
to carry out the acts of Congress in repard
to the lands of the Uncompahgre Indian
reservation in Utah and in regard to Pa»
cific railroad lands, and said that the Sec
retary might just as well be making stump
speeches in Georgia as sitting in his ex
ecutive office. But the very lack of atten
tion to public duties which mieht charac
terize these Cabinet officials was more an
additional reason why the power of mak
ing appointments should be taken from
them. Nobody knew better than the Sen
ator from Maryland (Gorman) that his
own personal wishes and the wishes of his
constituents expressed through him went
absolutely for nothing in the making of
postoffice appointments.
Gorman took exception to what he con
sidered a restraint upon him in Wolcott's
remarks, which idea, however, Wolcott en
tirely disclaimed.
Gorman declared that since he had been
a Senator (1881) there had not been a
dozen postmasters in Maryland appointed
on his recommendation. He therefore re-
sented the intimation that his opposition
to the amendment was because it would
take away patronage.
Wolcott again disclaimed having given
any such intimation, but he repeated that
it was unseemly that those appointments
of fourth-class postmasters should be based
on politics — "and ou politics of a low
sort."
Stewart (Pop.) of Nevada argued against
civil service reform as having a tendency
to replace simple democracy with a con
solidated despotism.
Allison (R.) of lowa, in charge of the
bill, after remarking that the question of
civil service reform had nothing more to
do with the pending question than it had
to do with the war in Cuba, moved to lay
Wolcott's amendment on the table. The
motion was agreed to and the amendment
was laid on the table—ayes 48, noes 7.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1896.
Wolcott*S" amendment which was thus
defeated was a proviso that whenever a
postoffice is consolidated with another
postoftice so as to make it a station or sub
station the salary of the superintendent or
clerk may be paid out of the appropria
tions fof clerks. The result of the vote
was unfavorable to the extension of the
system of postoffice consolidation.
In the further discussion of the question
Allison suggested that the Senate might
trust, in the Postmaster-General that he
would not in the face of debate and action
of the Senate to-day attempt any exten
sion of the consolidation system, but
might even retrace his steps in some in
stances, such as that of Elliott City.
Butler (Pop.) of North Carolina offered
an amendment that $50,000 of the $12,
--128,000 appropriation for free delivery
shall be used to defray the expaases of ex
periments in rural Iree delivery. Before a
vote was taken on Butler's amendment
Perkins (R.) of California made an argu
ment in favor of the committee amend
ment appropriating $80,000 additional com
pensation for the ocean mail service be
tween San Francisco and Australia.
At 5 p. m. all debate ceased and the Sen
ate began to vote on the amendments.
The first vote was on Butler's amendment
appropriating $50,000 for experiments in
rural free delivery and it was adopted
ayes 27, noes 25.
The next vote was on the committee
appropriating $80,000 as additional com
pensation to the Oceanic Steamship Com
pany for ocean mail transportation. The
amendment was agreed to — ayes 32,
noes 21.
Vilas (D.) of Wisconsin moved to strike
out of the bili the item of |196,814 "for
necessary and special facilities on trunk
lines from Boston, Mass., by way of New
York and Washington to Atlanta and New
Orleans." The motion was rejected. .
The bill waa then passed and the Senate
at 5:50 adjourned until to-morrow.
SESSION Of THE HOUSE.
Difference of Opinion Regarding Hash.
ington'a J^ree Library.
Washington, d. c, April 7.— The
House spent the day in discussing two
measures that had not been expected to
engage its attention at this time. The
first was the bill providing for the estab
lishment of a free public library in Wash
ington. There was a difference of opinion
between the House and Senate as to the
fund against which the expenses of the
institution should be charged — the Senate
providing that they should be divided be
tween the District and General Govern
ment, and the House that they should be
paid entirely by the District. The Com
mittee on the Affairs of the District of
Columbia recommended that the House
recede from its amendment to the bill, but
after a two-hour discussion the recommen
dation of the committee was disagreed
to— ll3 to 127. The bill was then sent to
conference.
The other was the bill reported from the
Committee on Coinage, Weights and
Measures to adopt the metric system in
Government business January 1, 1898, and
to make it the legal standard of the coun
try January 1, 1901. It was supported by
C. W. Stone (R.) of Pennsylvania and op
posed by Bartlett (D.) of New York, Otey
(D.)of Virginia and Parker (R.) of New
Jersey. The House refused— 63 to 80— to
order the bill to its engrossment and third
reading, and pending ft demand for the
ayes and noes at 5:10 o'clock on motion of
Stone it adjourned until to-morrow.
A joint resolution was agreed to author
izing the printing of 10,000 extra copies of
the report of the Director of the Mint. On
the usual formal motion to reconsider the
vote by which the resolution passed and
to lay that motion on the table, an issue
of veracity was raised between Perkins
(R.) of lowa and bailey (D.) of Texas.
The latter recalled a conversation between
them in whicn he was assured by Perkins
that he should have notice when the reso
lution was called up, as he desired to call
the attention of the House to some mis
statements in the report of the Director.
Perkins admitted the fact of the conversa
tion, but said no assurance had been given
by him.
Bailey— Does the gentleman deny that
he assured me I should have ample notice
of calling up the resolution?
Perkins— l do.
Bailey— l say that you did, and put my
word against yours on that point.
He withdrew any objection to the adop
tion of the motion made "by Perkins, say
ing he would find gome other opportunity
to say what he had to pay.
GEXERAh MILES HAH JFRIEXbS.
The llouse Committee Tnror* the Vet-
eran'a Promotion.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7— The
joint resolution introduced by Hardy of
Indiana to promote Major-General Miles
to the rank of lieutenant-general was or
dered favorably reported on by the House
Military Affairs Committee to-day. Of
the twelve members present four — three
Democrats and one Republican — opposed
the resolution.
The eight affirmative votes were all Re
publicans, as follows: Hull, Curtis of New
York, Marsh, Griffin, Parker, Fenton,
Tracey and Catron. The negative votes were
cast by McClellan, Lockhart, Tyler and
Bishop, the last named being a Republi
can.
BEWARE OF DUTCM ESTATES.
livery Ifoilar Spent in Trying to Get
Them la Money Watted.
, WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7.— The
State Department has received a letter
from Edward Dowries, United States Con
sul at Amsterdam, asking that the public
be warned against the ; folly of r spending
time or money toward the • collection of
what are known as "old Dutch estates."
He says these estates do not exist, neither
has the "Bank of Holland," in which the
"unclaimed millions" are alleged to be
deposited, an existence. He says: t /
. "If these estates ever had a bona-nde
existence, then they came clearly within
the purview of the statutes of limitations
passed by the Dutch Parliament in 1852,
by which all unclaimed inheritances irrev
ocably escheated after a lapse of five years
to the State. Every dollar spent in refer
ence to these estates , is so much money
wasted." :,-^S^^S*fe^ :..:..:•.-. ;
Embassador Bayard has repeatedly
written in similar strain about unclaimed
estates in England and unclaimed funds in
the Bank of England.
Hawaiian CabU Bill.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7.-To
day's session of th« House Commerce
Committee was devoted to a consideration
of the Hawaiian cable bill. At the last
meeting of the committee it was suggested
tnat the subsidy be reduced from $100,000
to $100,000 a year for a term of twenty
years. To-day, on motion of Bennett of
New York, the author* of tne bill, a com
promise was reported, fixing the subsidy
At $130,000. The bill will ba taken up
again at the next meeting of tne com
mittee.
For Portal Saving* Bank*.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7.-The
House Committee on FostolUces to-day
lieard Representatire Bowers of Cali
fornia in support of the various bills be
fore it, providing for a system of posial
savings banks at the various postotiices
throughout the country. No action was
taken on the measures.
RALLY OF RIVAL
SALVATIONISTS
Ballington Booth of the
Volunteers Receives an
Ovation.
GREETED BY THOUSANDS
Fielding Given a Colonelcy to
Command in the Field in
the Northwest.
TUCKER-BOOTHS ARE ACTIVE.
An Unpleasant Interruption During
Their Rig Meeting in New
York.
CHICAGO, 111., April 7— The new
movement of the Volunteers of America
waa formally inaugurated in the Audi
torium Theater to-nieht under flattering
auspices by the founder and commander,
Ballington Booth, aided by his wife and
Edward Fielding, late brigadier in com
mand of the Northwest division of the
Salvation Army. Three thousand men,
women and children from the class which
is not usually found at Salvation Army
assemblies, cheered, waved small Ameri
can flags and handkerchiefs, and ap
plauded their sympathy whenever Com
mander or Mrs. Booth voiced the con
scientious and American sentiments which
actuatea their withdrawal from his
father's army.
When the demonstration was nearing an
end Commander Booth, on behalf of the
volunteers, announced that he gave to ex-
Brigadier Fielding the oversight of the
Northwestern volunteer movement, with
the rank of colonel. Commander Booth
reciied the circumstances of bis trouble,
which he termed a "forcible removal from
office." When he exclaimed with pas
sionate fervor ''We haven't returned to
the ranks of the Salvation Army, and it is
not our intention to return to its ranks,"
there was a sympathetic outburst of ap
plause, with drum-beating and clashing of
cymbals on the stage for emphasis. He
declared it was not the intention of the
Volunteers to take the property or mem
bers of the old army, and the principles he
had always worked for would ba main
tained. He announced that the name of
their organ to be published would be the
Volunteer Gazette.
NEW YORK. N. V., April 7.-A mon
ster welcome demonstration was given by
the Salvation Army to Commissioner
Booth-Tucker and Mrs. Booth-Tucker to
night at Carnegie Music Hall. Fully 6000
persons were present. Commissioner
Booth-Tucker announced that be had
taken out his first papers and declared his
intention of becoming an American citi
zen. Mrs. Booth-Tucker also announced
her intention of becoming, and American
citizen. Mrs. Booth-Tucker, in the course
of her address, said:
"I am here to bring about a full and
complete reconciliation, in which I am per
suaded not only the angels of heaven but
the people of America will rejoice. You
know to what I refer. I ask that you will
pray with me for the fulfillment of that
desire."
In conclusion Mrs. Booth-Tucker made
an eloquent appeal for Christianity, and
just as she said "Let us pray" some one in
the top gallery shouted "What is the
matter with Ballingtou Booth?" Several
persons shouted "He's all right."
Without noticing this interruption Mrs.
Booth-Tucker prayed aloud.
ESTHER HAS THE MEASLES
It Causes Her Papa, the Presi
dent, to Be Quarantined at
the White House.
Sickness Followed by a Scurrying to
Woodley and Postponement of tha
Cabinet Meeting.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7.-Presi
dent Cleveland and Secretary Thurber are
quarantined at the White House; Mrs.
Cleveland and children are quarantined
at Woodley and Mrs. Thurber and her
little ones are quarantined at their horn c
on I street. All this and a postponement
of a Cabinet meeting in addition is the re
sult of the discovery in tbe White House
nursery between 10 and 11 o'clock this
morning. Little Esther Cleveland, the
President's second caughter, who is two
and a half years of age, developed symp
toms of measles about that hour.
Immediately there was great excitement
throughout the mansion; the President
was informed, and he sent messages to all
Cabinet officers in town that there would
bejio Cabinet meeting to-day. Mrs. Bath
raann, the teacher of the White House
kindergarten, -was sent post haste to Wood
ley, the President's country place, and
hurried preparations were made for taking
Esther and her sisters there. Shortly
afterward the sick child was sent to Wood
ley in a closed carriage, accompanied in
that and another vehicle by her mother,
nurses and sisters.
Private Secretary Thurber has been liv
ing at the White House for ten days since
one of his children developed a case of
measles. This morning young Tom Thur
ber and the cook at the Thurber house
were taken with the disease. Esther
Cleveland and the Thurber children are
doing well. Little Esther's is said to be a
mild ease. It is likely that on her recov
ery the family will be joined at Woodley
by the President and will remain there
until they leave for Gray Gables at tbe
beginning of tsumnier.
Appropriation* for Agriculture.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7.— The
conferees on the agricultural appropria
tion for the coming fiscal year reached an
agreement to-day. As passed in the House
the bill carried $3,215,392. The Benate in
creased this amount by $118,260. The Ben
ate conferees agreed to recede from amend
ments carrying $78,120, leavinK the bill as
agreed to, appropriating $3,302,792, or
about $1000 less than the amount for the
ourreni fiscal year.
. ._■ In favor of Woodward. • ,
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7.-The
House Committee on Elections No. 2 to
day decided the contested case of Cheat
ham against Woodward from the Second
North Carolina district in favor of Wood
ward, the sitting member, a Democrat.
Minister Arriga's Vacation.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7,-Min.
ister Laao Arriga, the diplomatic repre
sentative of Guatemala and Honduras for
the past three years, will leave for home
by way of panania on Thursday on leave
of absence. He will return to Washington
in July. There is said to be no political
significance in the Minister's trip, ;which.
is solely to give personal attention to his
coffee estates and other property.
Chapman's Conviction Stands.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 7.— The.
Court of Appeals to-day affirmed the de*
cision of the lower court in the case of Eli
verton K. Chapman, the recalcitrant wit
ness before the Senate committee which,
investigated the sugar trust. The lower
court sentenced Chapman to pay $100 fine,
and serve thirty days' imprisonment. Mr.
Chapment will appeal the case.
Treaiurjf Gold Rtaerre.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 7.— The.
treasury gold reserve at the close of busii
ness to-day stood at $125,878,760. The
withdrawals for the day were $82,100.
TAXI>JSItBIX,T AM* I>EPEW.
Preparations Made for the Party's Re
■•■' ception tit Omaha. ': ;
OMAHA, Nebe., April 7.— Chauncey M.
Depew, Cornelius Vanderbilt and their
party are expected in this city next Fri
day. General Manager Dickinson of the
Union Pacific, who has gone out to meet
them, reached Ogden to-day and the Van
derbilt party will arrive there tp-morrow.
The itinerary includes a trip to Salt Lake,
*and possibly" a detour via Colorado, before
coming to Omaha. From this city they
will go East on the Northwestern. The
train carrying the party is light, consist
ing of two Vanderbilt special cars and the
Union Pacific car, and the run across the
Rookies and the plains will doubtless show
fast time.
BACK WITH THE BRIDE
General Harrison Returns to
His Family Residence at
Indianapolis.
Given Cheers at the Depot, but No
One Receives the Couple but
the Housekeeper.
INDIANAPOLIS, I.\d., April 7.— Ex-
President Harrison and his bride arrived
from New York at 10:15 to-night. A large
crowd was at the Union station, but there
was no one of prominence to greet them.
They ali.hted from the rear coach, and
arm in arm went through the station to
the carriage in waiting.
As they passed through the gates a cheer
went up from the crowd and was taken up
and repeated again and again outside the
gates. The bridal couple moved with a
quick stop through the throng, which
parted on either side for their passage.
Mrs. Harmon kept her eyea on the
ground and she raised them but once aa
she passed through the station.
Upon entering the carriage they were
driven rapidly to their North Delaware
street home. No one was there to receive
them except the housekeeper.
SHOT DOWN BY WHITES
Negroes Fired Upon by the
Regulators While Going
to Register.
State Troops Are Required in a Louisi
ana Parisb to Prevent Further
Bloodshed.
NEW ORLEANS. La., April 7.—An
other serious riot occurred in St. Landry
to-day over the registration. Two negroes
were killed, six or seven seriously wound
ed and twenty or more were severely
whipped.
Supervisor of Registration Swords has
established his office at Opelousas. The
negroes, believing that tbe presence of
State troops in Opelousas would assure
them protection, a large number of them
started for that town to register. A de
tachment of perhaps 100 left Grand Prairie,
a large negro settlement. At their head
was a negro who was armed with a rifle to
protect himself.
When about balf-way to Opelousas tbe
negroes were halted by the regulators or
white supremacy men and ordered to go
home. They declared their intention to go
to Opelousas and register. When they at
tempted to pass by the regulators opened
fire on them, killed two negroes and
wounded six or seven others. A number
who were not wounded received fifty
lashes each, and the whole party, except
the dead, returned to Grand Prairie thor
onghly demoralised.
The story created a panic among the
negroes in Opelousas, and a large number
of them refuted to register.
The Thompson faction, whom the
negroes favor, ask that the militia be
allowed to remain at Opelousas until after
toe election, but the white surjremacy
faction is anxious to gat rid of them.
BLAZE IN A MAILCAR.
It Caused Great Excitement in
the Official Quarter of
Washington.
An Explosion, Followed by Wi d
Scenes and a Scrambla for
the Pouches.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 7.— lntense
excitement in the official quarter of Wash
ington was caused shortly before noon to
day by an alarm of fire turned in from the
Treasury Department.
The alarm was caused by the partial de
struction of a United States Railway Mail
Service car while in transit over the Penn
sylvania-avenue cable road. This mailcar
serves the route between the navy-yard,
the Capitol, the Treasury and Georgetown.
It took fire through an explosion of a coal
oil stove while opposite the treasury and
in an instant was wrapped in flames. Be
fore the engines appeared most of the
maiibags were saved by the crowd, and
beyond the destruction of the upper part
of the car the loss was insignificant.
The fire occured at the head of a grade
and as soon as it was extinguished the
brakes were released with the intention of
coasting the car about three blocks down
to the cable-shops and the power-station.
In attempting to make a flying switch
at this point the still smoking car left the
track and plunged into a lent; line of cars
which bad accumulated, giving rise to a
renewal of the excitement, although no
one was injured,
SINGLE TAXERS
BEGIN THE FIGHT
Fire the Opening Gun of
Their Campaign in
Delaware.
MAGUIRE AND GEORGE
Noted Exponents Deliver Inter
esting Discourses at a
Big Banquet.
GREAT GROWTH OF THE PARTY
Tribute Paid to the Memory of Jeffer
sod, the Father cf the Idea
of Righteous Taxation.
WILMINGTON, Del., April 7.— The
opening gun of toe political campaign
which the Single-tax party of Delaware
will make for the control of the next Legis
lature, to he chosen in November, was fired
to-night, the event being marked by an
immense banquet, at which nearly 500
persona were present. Besides being a sig
nal of the opening of the campaign, the
banquet, which was postponed from Thurs
day night last, was in honor of the anni
versary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson.
Among the distinguished guests were
Henry George, Congressman James G.
Maguire of California, Hon. Thomas G.
Sherman of Brooklyn and Hon. Lloyd
Garrison of Boston. Hon. Thomas L.
Thompson of Ohio, who was expected to
be present and to deliver one of his famous
single-tax speeches, was delayed in Brook
lyn. His regrets, coupled with ft heartfelt
wish for the success of the single-tax
movement in Delaware, were read by Mr.
George.
Mr. George delivered an eloquent ad
dress in which he paid a glowing tribute
to the memory of Jefferson, whom he styled
the father and promotor of the idea of
equal and righteous taxation in America.
He spoke of Jefferson's visit to France and
how after observing there the evils of land
lordism he carce back to America and ex
horted his countrymen to take precautions
against their introduction here.
Mr. George also referred briefly to the
sucoess of the aingle-tax movement in
Australia after years of patient labor on
the part of th« sinsjle-tax workers, and
urged the workers in Delaware to continue
their fight until victory perched upon their
banner. His address was received with
applause and shouts for single tax and
justice.
Maguire, who is well known to all the
single-taxers of this section— in fact is a
member of the Single-tax Society here
received an ovation when he arose to
speak. He referred to th* event which the
event which the banquet commemorated
and congratulated the Single-tax Society
upon the marvelous growth of the single
tax movement in Delaware in the past
four months. The movement, he said,
has become so interesting that he pror>osed
to come to Delaware again in May and
make a series of lectures throughout the
State, as he did during the past winter.
Speeches were also mado by \V. S.
Hetzel of Philadelphia, and Hon. Thomas
G. Sherman of Brooklyn also spoke.
About 250 of the gue'stg were from Balti
more, Philadelphia and Chester.
Bobbed by Masked Men.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 7.— Deputy
Tax Collector Woodham of Covington
County was en route from the express
office at Searight to Andalusia, the county
scat, Saturday afternoon with $2000 of the
county money when three masked men
stepped from oeside the road, stopped the
bußgy in which Woodham and a friend
were driving, and pointing three guns at
the occupants of the vehicle made them
deliver over the money and $70 of his own
funds. The robbers are believed to be
strangers who witnessed the express agent
pay the money to the collector.
-Failure of One Strike.
BUFFALO, N. V., April 7.— The street
railway strike was a failure. An order
was issued at 5 o'clocK for a general strike,
but a large majority of the men refused to
obey. The cars are running on schedule
time.
Kruttichnitt a Director.
HOUSTON. Tex., April 7.— The annual
HEW TO-DAY.
/Cm|pP3j| j The Door of Life.
WJr)// Imr f^ no reas °n why
(Sjjt'J-TU* I***1 *** . . childbirth should be
/. v i . .' fraught , with danger
and distress. It , is a perfectly natural
function, and should be performed in a
natural way without undue suffering.
Nature never ; intended v that women
| should be tortured when doing the one
thing which makes | them . wholly wo-
manly. ; The perversion of nature's laws
has brought this ' suffering about, and a
return to right living will stop it.
Nine out of ten women are troubled
more or less by weakness and diseases
peculiar to their sex. It is so because
they do not take proper care of them-
, selves—because they neglect little ills
and little precautions, A woman in per-
fectly hearty health goes through her
time of trial with comparative ease. The
thing to do then, is to make all expec-
; tant ; mothers , healthy — to strengthen
them generally and locally. The medi-
cine and tonic to do it with , is Doctor
Pierces Favorite Prescription.
ff It is a powerful invigorant and nervine.
It soothes and strengthens the nerves and
' acts directly on the feminine organism in \
a way which fits it for the proper and
regular performance of all its functions
at all, times. •■■ - • • •-■■■
Taken during gestation it robs child-
birth of ; its dangers to both mother and
child, by preparing the system for de-
livery thereby: shortening labor, lessen-
ing pain and ; abbreviating the period of
confinement. °-; v
A Book of 168 pages on "Woman and Her
Diseases" and : telling how to cure them
with home-treatment, 10 cents (stamps) to
fart cover postage, world's Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
meeling of the Houston and T*xas Cen
tral Railway Company was held here to
day, the foiiotvins officers being elected:
President, Thomas H. Hubhard, New
York ; vice-president. G. A. Quinlan, Hous
ton; secretary and treasurer. E. W. Cave,
Houston i assistant secretary and treas
urer, I. E. Gates, New York. J. K. Krutt
schnitt of San Francisco was elected a
director.
NEW TO-DAY.
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these cheap-John tailors before they "do" us.
Don't be a lamb! ; <;V
. Compare the all-wool Men's Suits we
offer this week at $7 with the cheap wood-
chopper tailor's $15 article. See if it isn't
made better, newer style, better shades!
§aye your fleece!
1000 Sailor Suits, all-wool, drab and light
brown — anchor neatly embroidered on col-
lar— 1; value $150.
Latest in Boys' Fauntleroy and Sailor
Blouses, 50c.
Boys' Long Pants Suits, $4 50.
Men's and Boys' Straw Hats, 50c.
150 Fedora Hats for men, 95c.
The above are mentioned as being es-
pecially strong bargains.
Bike Suits and Sweaters.
The 75c Neckwear you admire in other
windows-r-50c here.
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the Specials.
Removal Sale now In progress.
'freight prepaid 100 miles and over.
Smith's Monthly Catalogue free for postal.
& M IT M ft' CASH STORE,
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CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OP PHARMACY,
Department of Pharmacy. University of
California.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS.
rnnE ENTRANCE! EXAMINATION' AND MA-
■*■ triculaiion will take place on TUESDAY, April
14th, at 9 a. m., at the college, 113 Fulton street.
W. M. SEARBY, Dean.
Q ROSE CARNIVALS
— AND A—
A VENETIAN WATER
o CARNIVAL
m^ will swell the great tide of meiry.
JL^ making to sweep over the State this
(season.
\T SANTA ROSA CARNIVAL
N SANTA ROSA CARNIVAL
It Programmed (or
1 •^| / v April 30, May 1 and 2.
The charming City of Roses is very
I much at home with this favored
, ■ flower, and her pride / in its ezhibi-
tion is surpassed only by . her
amazing wealth of roses.
SAN MATEO COUNTY'S
V ROSE CARNIVAL
is to be held at Redwood City on tha
PATES NAMED ABOVE, and it will
be abundantly proven that San Mateo
knows all about roses.
A SANTA CRUZ VENETIAN
WATER CARNIVAL
is announced for June 17 to 20, in-
L elusive. Mere mention brings vivid
recollections of last season's brilliant
event, to be completely eclipsed thit
year, it is said. Thousands will won-
der how. ;-... .... . .
>^ Wi/CEDRAm*™^
S REDUCED RATES wi^ eb7
the Southern Pacific Company for all
:^^ these brilliant events. Arrange your
- %_ * vacation , programmes - accordingly
and call on the agents for particulars.
BRUSHES-*
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