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Rights of Women Delegates
Yet a Subject of
Quite a Storm Caused by the
Introduction of a Resolution
to Pay Their Expenses.
PKOGEESS OF MISSIONARY WORK
Encouraging Reports Made in Refer
ence to Africa, India and
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 8. — The
meeting of the General Conference of the
Methodist church this morning w»s ex
citing. Morris Sharp of Ohio opened up
the woman question by offering a resolu
tion providing that as the women dele
gates elected to this conference had relin
quished their seats that their expenses be
paid, and that their mule reserves, ii any,
Rev. Dr. Leonard made a fervid speech
against the passage of the resolution.
"These women, it has been decided," he
said, "are legal members of this body, and
as such their expenses must be paid with
out any resolution. I hope the conference
will vote this resolution down."
Great excitement prevailed and many
delegates struggled to get the floor. An
attempt to lay the resolution on the table
Rev. Dr. Neeley of Philadelphia offered
a substitute for the resolution asking that
the women delegates who had claimed the
right of admission to the conference come
to the floor as visitors and that their ex
penses be paid by the committee.
Then followed the greatest excitement
of the conference. F very body was ex
cited and a dozen angry delegates in all
parts of the house were vainly trying to
get tbe floor. During the confusion both
resolutions were withdrawn and the inci
Bishop Taylor, the missionary Bishop
from Africa, delivered hia report. In part
he sa id :
"All I ask for Africa is that in our mis
sionary work we do for the blacks what we
would Jo for the whites. In regard|to our
work in Africa I will gay that if this con
ference shall decide that the time hascoine
to put all the African missions under the
control of the missionary society I shall
make no objection; only make your deci
sion on the subject decisive."
Bishop Thoburn of India and Asia read
his report. He said:
"In general terms we have abundant
reason to thank God for our prosperity
during the last four years. We have
pained two annual conferences and eleven
presiding eider districts. We now have
twenty-four district conferences; our
preachers now speak sixteen languages,
three more than four years ago, and by
the end of the century tliey may be
expected to preach in twenty languages,
lour years ago our total number of con
verts was 50,000 souls, now it is over
100,000. We now have 2249 Sunday-schools
and llfido scholars, an increase of 873
schools and 21,712 pupils. The Epworth
League has made ita first appearance
among us since my last report and we now
have 134 leagues and 6555 members. We
have over 200 natives studying for the
Alter the long wrangle all reference to
the debate on the woman question was
or.tered stricken from the record.
Friday, May 15, was set apart for "Mem
orial day". Resolutions were adopted
commending the action of Congress in
cutting off aid from sectarian schools. A
resolution asking the Government to grant
belligerent rights to the Cubans was
referred without debate to the committee
on the state of the church. The confer
ence then adjourned.
The evening session at the armory was
devoted to the educational anniversitiesof
the Methodist church. The laymen also
held a meeting, the purpose of which was
to device means to cut down the authority
of the Bishops and ministers. There were
sixty-two delegates out of the 200 in the
conference present. They wrangled all
the evening, but arrived at no definite
Scott Jackson's Trial.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May B.—Argu
ments in the Scott Jackson case will com
mence to-morrow. The last witness was
Captain S. S. Bassler of the Weather Bu
reau in Cincinnati, who testified this
morning as to tbe meteorological condi
tions on Friday, January 31, and Satur
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 York.
Sole Agents of the AfOLLINARIS COMPANY. LIMITED. London.
day, February 1. When Captain Bassler
finished his testimony the defense an
nounced that it rested its case and the
famous trial as ft* as evidence is concerned
Attorney Lock hard for the prosecution
asked for time to prepare his argument.
This was granted and court adjourned un
til Saturday morning. The date for Wal
ling's trial has been set for May 19.
FARMER MORPUN'S SEEDS.
There May Tet Be a Scandal in the Dis
NEW YORK, N. V., May 8. -A Sun
special from Washington says: The Senate
has passed a resolution directing tbe Sec
retary of Agriculture to make haste in
distributing seeds to tbe rural constituents
of Congressmen. In the opinion of those
who have knowledge of tbe subject a pub
lic scandal is likely to develop in connec
tion with this year's free-teed distribution.
Secretary Morton cannot personally re
spond to the order of the Senate, as he has
gone for a month's jaunt to the Pacific
Coast, but bis department may be called
upon to explain some very peculiar trans
actions in which some members of Con
gress may be unpleasantly involved.
The firm receiving the contract was able
to bid a lower price because of the adver
tisement it received by being allowed to
put its name on each package. Not con
tent with this, it is now offering to put up
seeds in exactly the Bame style of pack
ages as the Government seed and supply
Congressmen at the rate of $6 a thousand
packages. Other firms are also making
the same offers, notwithstanding a notice
from the Secretary of Agriculture that
such proceedings will not be permitted.
STRIKE IN THE RACES MINE.
-><•«• Men Are Jtriven Out and Serious
Trouble Is feared.
BUTTE, Mom., May B.— Serious trouble
is likely to result over the strike in tbe
Rarus mine. The men did not like Time
keeper Applegate, and demanded his re
moval, which Manager Faugheinz granted,
but expressed the opinion that the shift
bosses were to blame, whereupon Superin
tendent Rowe and the bosses resigned;
l'sO miners quit work out of sympathy.
New men went to take the places of the
strikers this morning, but the latter met
them and drove them down the bill with
threats of violence. Givens, the new
superintendent, has been threatened with
hanging, and serious trouble is feared.
There is talk about calling out the militia.
The Miners' Union refuses to recognize
Fxeeuted for Murder.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May B.— John
Waldrop was hanged in the County Jail
here at 11:10 o'clock this morning. Only
two dozen witnesses, chiefly deputies,
were present. Waldrop was convicted of
the murder of Alexander Thornton in the
mines at Ooalsburpr four months apo.
Both men were convicts serving terms for
NEW SCHEDULE OF RATES
According to the Terms All the
Lines May Carry Grain
to the Gulf.
Reduced Fares During the Civil
Engineers' Convention in
CHICAGO. 111., May B.— After numer
ous meetings in this city and Bt. Louis,
and after an arbitrator's award had been
prepared only to be ignored, a schedule of
rates satisfactory to all lines was com
pleted to-day on export grain from Kansas
points to Galveston and New Orleans.
The Missouri Pacific was the road which
refused to abide by the award, because it
imposed higher rates for it out of Wichita
than was allowed the Santa Fe to the Gulf
ports. The new management closely fol
lows the lines of the award, but so modi
fied that equitable rates for all lines from
all points are preserved, and no line will
be compelled to go out of the i<rain carry
ing business southwest. This trouble had
disturbed the freight situation in the
whole of that territory.
The permanent code of rules for the
governing of the Central Passenger Com
mute, which goes into effect on June 1,
provides for a money penalty to be paid
by order of Commissioner Donald by vio
lators of the agreement, the fine to vary
according to the enormity of the infrac
tion. The passage of a law by the Ohio
Legislature prohibiting railroads making a
charge for the transportation of bicycles
in baegaue-cars prevented any definite ac
tion being taken by the committee on that
question. The Ohio roads, with one ex
ception, declared their intention of obey
ing the law, but the dissenting official said
the law was a farce because there was no
penalty clause, and saW his road would
ignore it. Most of the roads will continue
charging for bicycles outside of Ohio.
Th<» Southern Pacific gave notice to-day
that it would make reduced rates for the
American Society of Civil Engineers' Con
vention in San Francisco June 30, inde
pendent of the refusal of the Transconti
nental Passenger Association and us chair
man to give the road such authority. The
Union Pacific at once gave notice that it
would meet the rates, and all other com
petitors have been authorized to do like
wise. The rates provide for a 60-day re
turn limit, thus providing a cheap excur
sion to the coast on all lines during the
8. C. Whitehead, who was auditor of the
Southern California, has been appointed
general auditor of the Santa Fe system, in
place of W. K. Gillette, who has resigned.
Japanese War Indemnity.
LONDON, Exg., May 9.— The sum of
£8,000,000 war indemnity from China to
Japan was transferred to the latter's
agents in London to-day.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1896.
FOR SAN PEDRO.
Advantages Claimed Over
Santa Monica Vividly
AIDED BY DIAGRAMS.
Reasons Urged for the Appoint
ment of a Commission to
Select a Site.
OUTER AND INNER HARBORS.
All Other Questions in the Appro*
priation Bil. Have Been Disposed
Of by the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 8.-Among
the dozen or more bills which were passed
by the Senate to-day because they were
unobjected to was one permitting the
erection in Washington of a monument in
honor of Samuel Hahnemann, the founder
of the Medical School of Homeopathy,
and appropriating $14,000 to defray the
cost of the foundation. Tbe only restric
tion imposed in the bill is that the monu
ment is not to be placed in the Capitol
grounds. The consideration of the river
and harbor bill was concluded with the
exception of one amendment involving
the bitterly contested question of the loca
tion of a deep-water harbor in Southern
California. The Committee on Commerce
reported an amendment to the bill pro
viding for a breakwater and outer harbor
at Santa Monica, while the two Senators
from California, and McLachlan, the Rep
resentative from Los Angeles district, op
posed that location and favored the selec
tion of San Pedro, having on their side of
the question the representatives of the
two boards of army engineers, especially
sent|out to examine the matter.
Senator White of California addressed
the Senate in opposition to the committee
amendment and bad not finished his argu
ment when the Senate at 5:15 p. m. ad
journed until to-morrow.
The Senate bill authorizing the Sioux
City and Omaha Railway Company to
construct and operate a railway through
the Omaha and Winnebago Reservation
in Thurston County, Nebr., wa3 taken
from the calendar and passed.
A bill to prohibit the issue of United
Btates bonds without the authority of
Cungress was introduced by Bacon (D. ) of
Georgia and laid on tbe table for the pres
ent, Bacon stating that he desired here
after to address the Senate upon it.
Mitchell (R.) of Oregon gave notice that
on tbe passage of the last of the appropria
tion bills he would move to proceed to
the consideration of the joint resolution
for an amendment to the constitution pro
viding for the popular election of United
The river and harbor bill was then
taken up, the paragraph appropriating
$50,000 for the protection from erosion of
the east bank of the Mississippi River
along and in front of Sny Island levee in
Illinois coming first for consideration.
After argument against the Senate
amendment by Palmer (D.) of Illinois,
and in support of it by Vest (D.) of Mis
souii, the item was modified so as to read:
"For the protection from erosion, etc.,
and for the improvement and maintenance
of the channel of the river by revetment
work, or otherwise, such amounts as may
be necessary in the opinion of the Secre
tary of War."
In the paragraph for improving the
upper Missouri River the appropriation of
$10,000 for work at Sioux City, lowa, was
on motion of Allen (P.) of Nebraska in
creased to $50,000.
The committee amendment, which di
rects that all persons employed on the
public works of engineering intrusted to
the engineer department, shall be selected
and hired by the officer of the corps of
engineers in local charge of the works,
gave rise to a discussion involving the
question of civil service reform and the
President's recent order of extension.
After some discussion a point of order
was sustained, and the amendment was
stricken out of the bill.
All the committee amendments having
been disposed of except that as to the deep
water harbor in Southern California, the
bill was open to amendments of individual
Senators. Among those that were offered
and agreed to were the following: By
Gray (D.) of Delaware, to permit army
officers on the retired list to engage in
river and harbor work.
By Carter (R.) of Montana, to allow
persons or corporations to construct, sub
ject to conditions by the Secretary of War,
a dam or dams across the upper Missouri
River at Stubbs Ferry, Montana, to de
velop water power.
By Lodge (R.) of Massachusetts appro
priating $5000 for survey of Portland chan
The committee amendment as to the
deep-water harbor in Southern California
was then taken up. It provides for a break
water at Port Los Angeles, in Santa
Monica Bay and authorizes contracts to
the amount of $2,998,000 exclusive of
amounts heretofore appropriated.
White (D.) of California moved to sub
stitute for the committee amendment a
provision for the appointment of a board
to select a proper location for the deep-sea
harbor — the board to consist of a naval
officer with rank as high as commander,
an engineer army officer and a member of
the coast and geodetic survey — the appro
priation and contracts to be «pplied to
the point selected. This amendment was
offered in the interest of San Pedro, the
With two diagrams arranged on easels
of the two areas White pointed out the
advantages which he claimed for San
Pedro over Santa Monica. The question,
he said, was of great local impoitance to
those whom he in part represented and was
of great National importance. The inner
harbor at San Pearo had been, he said,
quite a success. Some years ago, when
the Government engineers took charge of
the work, there was but two feet of water
there at low tide. Now there were four
teen at low and nineteen at nigh tide, so
that vessels drawing eighteen feet of water
could pass into the inner harbor at high
tide. The plan for a breakwater was in
tended to let in all tbe vessels that came
there. There were two questions in
volved—first, should there be an outer
harbor at all? and second, should the
outer harbor be at San Pedro or at Santa
White gave the history of the two towns.
Ban Pedro had been in the past used by
navigators for landing purposes. It was
called the embarcadero. Through it the
small commerce of that time had been
transacted. But the population of Los
Angeles had grown from 11,000 in 1880 to
about 100,000 now, and the demand for
better water facilities grew. Some years
ago the Senator from Nevada (Jones) built
a railroad from Los Angeles to Santa
Monica, with the intentton of extending it
to Salt Lake, but that road had fallen into
the hands of the Southern Pacific Com
pany, which built an expensive wharf at
Santa Monica. Under the influence of the
Senator from Maine (Frye), then, as now,
chairman of the Committee on Commerce,
who had the opinion that San Pedro was
not the better place for the harbor, a sec
ond commission of army engineer officers
(known as the Craighill board) was ap
pointed to examine the question. That
board had before it the report of the Men
dell board and held public meetings in Los
Angeles, where it heard the arguments of
business men and of experts. There were
then three places competing for the loca
tion of the deep-sea harbor — Redondo,
Santa Monica and San Pedro.
That board filed a report favoring the
location at San Pedro, as the Mendell
board had previously done. When its re
port came before Congress no action was
taken. It was not satisfactory to the advo
cates of the Santa Monica proposition.
White quoted from the minority report
of the Committee on Commerce (Bigned by
himself and Senators Berry, Caffery and
Pasco), stating that the committee amend
ment had not been inserted at the instiga
tion of the Senators from California, or of
the Representative of that district. On
the contrary, they had objected to it and
the overwhelming sentiment of the com
munity was against iT. It would be rather
singular, White said, that Congress should
find it necessary to make an appropriation
of public money in the face of the desire
of the local Representatives and of o^cial
recomrneudation. It was utterly impos
sible that such a condition of things could
ever exist until there was some extraordi
nary influence brought to bear. This "ex
traordinary influence" White subsequently
indicated as the "potential persistency of
the Southern Pacific Railway Company."
While some States were forced to solicit
appropriations for public causes Califor
nia found itself specially favored by the
Senate Committee on Commerce, for in
th is case the large appropriation for an
outer harbor at Santa Monica was not
only unsolicited but unwanted. He op
posed the committee amendment because
he did not feel authorized to vote one cent
of money unless be believed it to be for a
public purpose and for the public interest.
He did not hesitate to assert as between
the locations of Sau Pedro and Santa Mon
ica, if the people of that section were per
mitted to make a choice, there would be
an overwhelming vote in favor of San Pe
dro. But there were those wno thought
tnat under prevailing conditions they
could never have what they wanted and
that they had better accept the situation
such as they thought it was without fur
ther contest and worry. THat situation
could not affect him. It should affect no
body. Tne question before the Senate was
where the money should be expended, if it
was to be expended at all.
White dissected the statement made be
fore the committee by Mr. Cothell, a civil
engineer — the drift oi his remarks being
that Mr. Cothell represented Mr. Hunting
ton and the Southern Pacific, and had not
acted in an official capacity, as he inti
mated he had done. The Senate Commit
tee on Commerce, White said, had set
aside the views and recommendations of
the army engineers, with General Craig
hill as their head, and had taken the opin
ions of Mr. Hood, the chief c ngineer of the
Southern I'acinc, and of Mr. Cothell, an
engineer in the employment of that com
pany, and ha i adopted the views of those
who were personally and financially inter
ested iv favor of Santa Monica.
George (D.) of Mississippi— ls there no
other professional statement in favor of
Santa Monica than that of the engineers
of the Suuthern Pacific?
White— None on earth. Not only that,
but the committee recommends $3,098,000
for this improvement while there is no of
ficial estimate of the cost and no official
recommendation for it.
"Is it a fact," George asked, "that two
boards of army engineers have reported
against the location for which the appro
priation is to be made?"
''Yes, sir," White replied.
"Is it a fact," pursued George, "that
there is no other evidence on which the
Senate is asked to act. except the state
ments of two men who aie in the employ
ment of the Southern Pacific Company ?"
"To be fair," White answered, "I will
say that there is other evidence. Gentle
men testified before the committee and, in
addition to that, there is personal knowl
edge on the part of the chairman of the
committee (Frye) and some members of it
who have seen the localities and formed
Bates (D.) of Tennessee inquired about
the views of the commercial boards at Los
Angeles; but before White could make a
full reply he pleaded indisposition, and
asked to have the matter go over till to
The request was complied with, and the
Senate at 5:15 adjourned until to-morrow.
CLERKS FOR CONGRESSMEN.
Members of the Bouse Placed on Equal-
ity With Senator*.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May B.— After
several years' discussion and as many un
successful attempts, members of the
House to-day voted— l3o- to 108— to place
themselves on an equality with the Sen
ate in respect to the matter of providing
themselves with clerks the year round in
stead of for the sessions of Congress only.
It was not until 1393 that the House went
even so far as that. To-day's action was
preceded by an animated debate of an hour
or more, in which a dozen members took
The principal opposition to the resolu
tion introduced by Hartman (R.) of Mon
tana and reported by the Committee on
Accounts without recommendation, was
upon the ground that tne treasury was not
in a condition to meet the increased ex
pense, but two or three members suggested
that the service of clerks were not needed.
The resolution was warmly advocated by
Hartman and Henderson (11.) of lowa.
Before being heard the resolution was
amended so as to exclude Representatives
who are chairmen of committees having
Among the bills passed during the ses
were the following: To quiet title of cer
tain bona-tide purchasers of public lands;
to quiet titles to lands in Aredondo trrant,
Columbia County, Georgia; authorizing
the construction of life-saving stations at
Point Bonlta, Cal., and Port Huron, Mich. ;
appropriating $5000 to enable the President
to deport about 500 Indians in Montana
to the border and to deliver them to the
Canadian authorities; also twenty-four
private pension bills.
At 4:20 o'clock the House took a recess
until 8 o'clock, tiie evening session to be
for the consideration of private pension
At the evening session nearly an hour
was spent discussing the bill to pension
the widow of General Thomas Ewing. The
bill passed the Senate carrying $100 a
month and the Committee on Invalid Pen
sions recommended that it be reduced to
$76. Talbert m>ved to farther reduce it to
$50, and on that motion the whole question
of pensioning officers' widows was dis
cussed with much vigor. On a division
the motion of Talbert was agreed to — ayes
63, noes 60, but on a vote by tellers it was
rejected— 67 to 58. The committee amend
ment fixing the amount at ~575 was then
During the evening twenty-eight bills
were favorably acted upon, this being
seven more than the previous high record
established at a Friday night session in
this Congress. These, together with the
seventy-two bills considered at Wednes
day's session, were reported to the House
by Chairman Hepburn, and they all go on
Among the bills acted upon were the
following: To grant a pension of $75 a
month to Mrs. Mary Gould Carr, widow of
the late General Joseph B. Carr; to grant
a pension of $30 a month to Mrs. Helena
Funkhouser, widow of Colonel Funk
houser of the Nineteenth Illinois In
At 10:30 o'clocK the House adjourned
CONTRACTS FOR ARMOR.
A Recommendation That Awards Be
Divided Between Companies. '
WASHINGTON, D. C, May B.— Captain
Sampson, chief of the Naval Bureau of
Ordnance, has recommended to Secretary
Herbert that the contracts for the armor
intended for the battle-ships Kearsarge
and Kentucky be divided between the two
bidders, the Carnegie Steel Company of
Pittsburg and the Bethlehem Steel Com
pany of the Bethlehem, Pa., the former
being given the manufacture of 3007 tons
, and the latter 2653. The division was made
on the basis of the bids in the separate
Each exhibit, and the bid* of both com
panies thereon, were compared, and the
iimi making the lowest proposal was rec
ommended the award in that particular
class. The amount of the Carnegie con
tract will be 11,660,518 20, and that of the
Bethlehem $1,462,191 80, a total of $3,122,
-710. Secretary Herbert has the privilege
of accepting or rejecting the recommenda
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 8. — The
treasury gold reserve at the close of busi
ness to-day stood at $117,656,614. The
day's withdrawals amounted to $1,154,100.
CIVIL SERVICE EXTENDED.
Thirty Thousand Government
Employes Are Added to the
All Are Now Responsible to the
Commission for Appointments
WASHINGTON, D. C, May B.— The
President has by his signature extended
the provisions ef the civil service law to
30,000 Government employes, increasing
the number of positions on the classified
list from 55,736 to 85,135, and with a few
minor exceptions between tbe extremes of
officials whose confirmation by the Senate
is constitutionally requisite, down to mere
laborers and workmen. Government ap
pointments are withdrawn as far as possi
ble from political influence and protected
in their tenure of office j the merit
The President's signature yesterday
canceling all former orders issued
and substituting the new rules was
immediately tiled in the State Department
and went into effect at once, thus fore
stalling any possible action throughout
the country by appointing: officials or
transferring employes or in any other way
evading the rules before being formally
notified of them. From tbe moment of
its signature the new order made all Gov
ernment officials directly responsible to
the commission for appointments and
This revision of the rules divides
the executive, civil service into five
branches as follows: The departmental
service, the customhouse service, the post
office service, the Government printing
service auc the interna revenue service.
NICARAGUA CANAL WORK.
Election of Officers of the Maritime Com
pany at Aietc York.
NEW YORK, N. V., May B.— At the an
nual meeting of the Maritime Canal Com
pany of Nicaragua, the present company
chartered by act of Congress, held yester
day, there were represented 152,098 shares
out of a total issue of 222,135 shares. Direc
tors elected of the class of 1899 to succeed
themselves were Joseph Bryan of Virginia,
James Roosevelt, Hiram Hitchcock,
Thomas B. Atkm of New York. Of the
class of 1897 to fill the vacancy left by the
resignation of Hon. R. (j. Sharon, A. G.
Menocal was elected.
The board of directors afterward met
and re-elected Himm Hitchcock president,
C. T. Daly vice-president, T. B. Atkins sec
retary and treasurer. The executive com
mittee consists of James Roosevelt, Hiram
Hitchcock, H. F. Howland, F. F. Thomp
son and A. G. Menocal in place of R. C.
ytittcaiikee'a Big Strike.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 8. - The
strike situation is not changed. The
strikers are apparently still in control.
Fewer cars are out than yesterday morn
ing. The tracks are blockaded in many
parts of the city.
The strike of streetcar men will con
tinue, both sides having at midnight in
formed the common council that they
would not arbitrate.
Holmes' Body Interred.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 8.-The
body of W. H. Holmes was imbedded in
cement in a pine box yesterday afternoon
after the hanging and placed in the vault
of the Holy Cross Cemetery. This after
noon it was buried in a grave ten feet in
depth. Father McPake conducted the
services at the grave.
Hi* Holiness Wept.
LONDON, Eng.. May 8.-Th« Chronicle's
Rome correspondent telegraphs that the
Pope was profoundly grieved when he
heard of the death of Cardinal Galimberti
prefect of the pontifical archives. When
Informed of the Cardinal's demise by Dr
Lapp >ni his Holiness wept and exclaimed :
'God wills that I should survive my most
Persia's Hew Shah.
LONDON, £kg., May B.— The Daily
News will to-morrow publish a dispatch
from Tabriz saying the new Shah, Muri
ler-ed-Din, is making preparations to start
from that city for Teheran, the cap.tal in
two weeks. He will be accompanied by
the British anl Russian Consuls, 8000
Persian infantry ana 3000 cavalry.
Destroyed by an Earthquake.
PANAMA, Colombia. May B.— The city
of Puerto Viejo, of 10,000 inhabitants, in
,£ ? H°J ince of Monabi, has been de
stroyed by an earthquake. Many lives are
believed to have been lost. ••*""
OUT OF POLITICS:
Not Even Interested in the
Late Sacramento Con
Now Admits That the People
of California Are Seeking
ALL ARE JOINED AGAINST HIM.
Rather Peculiar Change of Views
. Since He Was Before the Sen
WASHINGTON, D. C, May B.— C. P.
Huntington breaks into the Post's news
columns this rooming to inform Wash
ington people that he is "out of politics."
He was asked if he had read the dispatch
"Did you expect the convention would
instruct for McKinley?"
"Really I had not thought much about
it. lam not in politics and am not watch
ing these matters; in fact, I am doing
what I can to keep tbe railroad which I
in part control so far out of politics that
no one can justly accuse the company of
interfering in such matters. When nomi
nations are all made I shall then judge for
myself which is best."
"I notice they adopted an anti-funding
"Yes, I see they did, and I expected
they would ; in fact, I think the majority
of the people of California will do almost
anything to force the Pacific railroads
into the hands of the Government, think
ing that the Government will be induced
to operate them for the benefit of Cali
fornia, as many claim that she has never
received what she is entitled to from the
Federal Government, and that it would be
nothing more than fair to have the Gov
ernment own and run the Pacific railroads
largely in tbe interest of their State, bo
believing, I have no doubt they would do
almost anything to bring about such a re
The Star, commenting on this interview,
says: Mr. Huntington's idea of opposi
tion of the funding scheme is undergoing a
steady and gratifying expansion. At first
be represented to Congress that opinion
was confined to a few dozen irresponsible
soreheads, and that California, with the
rest of the world, was at his back.
He now admits that California is not at
his back, but contends that it is a case of
California alone against C. P. Huntington,
Representative Powers, the railroad lobby,
the American Republic and the world at
When the test comes it is expected that
Mr. Huntington may be compelled to ad
mit that opposition to the funding scheme
has extended even outside of California.
The indebtedness of over $100,000,000 due
from Mr. Huntington and his associates
is not owed to California, but to the
United States, and the people in general
may take some little interest in the
prooosition that this debt shall be can
celed by obliterating the principal in con
sideration of a payment of less than tbe
legal rate of interest for a fixed term of
APPROVED BY CLEVELAND.
Expense* of the Commission to Meet in
WASHINGTON, D. C, May B.— The
President to-day approved the bill appro
priating $75,000 to defray the expenses of
the United States in the proposed joint
commission which, according to the pro
visions of the treaty recently agreed to by
the Senate, is to meet at San Francisco to
assess the damages alleged to have oeen
sustained by Canadian sealers through
being seized or otherwise molested while
engaged in the destruction of seais in
Bering Sea, outside the territorial iimits
of one marine league from the shores of
The modifications made by the Senate
in the convention as originally agreed to
by Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British Em
bassador, and Secretary Olney, require
that the agreement shall be again referred
to the British Government for approval
but as tbe changes made by the Senate
were finally deprived of all important feat
ures, under pressure brought to bear by
the State Department, it is not anticipated
that any serious difficulty win interpose
to the final ratification and promulgation
of the treaty. As soon as this is accom
plished the three commissioners will be
appointed— one by the United States, one
by Great Britain and one by the President
of the Swiss Republic.
California Swamp Lands.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 8.-The
Secretary of the Interior has approved the
California swamp lard list for 3376 acres
m the Bacramento district, and the similar
list in the ban Francisco district for 12 793
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WASHINGTON, D. C, May 8.-Gov
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