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VOLUME LXXXV-NO. 116.
McKINL EY THE CHOICE
OF THE REPUBLICANS
25. — During the clos
ing days of the
a canvass was made
of the Republican
side of the House of
the purpose of ascer
taining the opinion of the members as
to who will he the Republican nominee
for President in 1900.
One hundred and fifty-three members
v.-ere interviewed and they represent
between 75 and 80 per cent of the at
tendance at the exciting finish of a
" notable Congress.
Every man -was asked: "Who, in
your judgment, will be the choice for
President of the Republican National
Convention which will assemble in the
Bummer of next year?
reason for that
This is a summary of the canvass:
One hundred and twenty-seven mem
bers express? i th» belief or conviction
that President 11 Kinley will be re
nominated: one member believes Ad
miral George Dewe'y will be the choice
of the convention: one v. ember said
that it wag hi? opinion that Governor
Hazen P. Flnjrree of Michigan will be
nominated: only four members refused
to discuss the subject.
Every State whose Congressional del
egation contained -a Republican — with
the exception of Texas, which has one
Republican member out of thirteen—
Those interviewed represent these
States: Alabama. California, Connecti
cut. Illinois', Indiana. lowa, Kansas,
Kentucky. Mai tie. Maryland, Missouri.
Massachusetts. Michigan. Minnesota,
Nebraska; New Hampshire. New Jer
sey, Now York, North Carolina. North
Dakota, Ohio. Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont,
Virginia, West Virginia and Wiscon
It was my purpose to obtain the
views of a majority of the Republi
cans in every delegation, and with a
few exceptions this was accomplished.
Thus, it is plainly evident there is
practical unanimity of judgment that
McKinley will be renominated.
An analysis of the vote at the St.
Louis convention of 1596 shows that the
vote given to Quay, Morton and Alli
son was merely complimentary, coming
chiefly as it- did from their respective
Ftates. McKinley's leading competitor
for the nomination was Thomas B.
Reed of Maine, though he was far from
formidable, as the figures indicate.
Heed's strength, of course, came from
New England. Local pride as much a.=?
anything else dictated the action of th«? i
d^i^sates from that section.
\ The name of Mr. Reed, in the best i
judgment even of pome of the most :
representative men of the famous gal
axy of States In the Northeast, will not
be considered by the convention in 1900.
"Without a single exception the New :
England members of > the Fifty-fifth
Congress whom I was able to talk to on
the subject failed to mention the name
of the great Speaker as a Presidential
possibility next year. Their opinion Is
unanimous that McKinley will be the
nominee. New England at the close of
the last session had twenty-five Re
publican Representatives. Of this num
ber seventeen answered the queries
One member who said McKinley will
be the man requested that his name be
omitted from the list, because he did
not wish to disturb the pleasant rela
tions he had with Speaker Reed.
Senator Mason Says Business
Men Have Had Enough of
BpedaJ Dispatch to The Call.
Call Headquarter?, Wellington Hotel,
Washington, March 25.
Senator Mapon of Illinois said to-day:
"'I find a pronounced change of senti
ment among 'men with whom I talk.
Substantial business men, who three
months ago were red hot for expansion,
now say they have had enough of it.
I ask them how about the prestige of
their country, and they say they care
littif- about prestige derived from con
quering men with arrows in th.-ir
hands, but that the taxes resulting
ar- what they fear."
"The Idea of calling these Filipinos
'rebe s,' as some of our newspapers per
giPt in doing, is unjust. They have
never taken the oath of allegiance to
the United Stttes. They wanted inde
pendence from the start and have said
so. They will always hate us and noth
ing is to be gained by conquering them.
Even if we do overcome them, they
will turn around and poison our peo
■'I have Just learned from the sur
ppor. general's office that 21 per cent of
tnen there are afflicted with dis-
This i.= a bad beginning for our
WILLIAM" WANTS TO
GET THE GLAD HAND
Special Cable to The Call and the Hew York
Herald. Copyrighted, 1899, by James Gor
BERLIN, March 25.— The Kaiser, it is
generally announced, will go to Cowes.
but -here is no official confirmation of
this. The truth is that the Kaiser would
not proceed to England unless ho were
sure of receiving more than a civil wel
come. • .
It may he noted how often the papers
here suggest the proposed visit, a3 if to
give the English press an opportunity of
replyir.fr. They wonder why the British
press has not taken more notice than it
has of the hand extended.
The San Francisco Call.
TO GRACE THE PEOPLE'S PLAYGROUND BY THE SEA.
Cfaus Sprecßefs" Gift to the Pubfic cf San Francisco: A Sixty Thousand Doffar Structure That
Is Destined to Arise as the Shrine of Music in Golden Gate Park.
THE music stand tor the Park, for which plans are now
"complete and upon which work is noon to begin, will
be a more magnificent structure of the kind than
there is now in existence. Something of Its artistic
beauty may be gathered from the illustration above, and yet
the combination of the artistic and the useful can hardly be
realized. The stand will be on the west of the rectangular
promenade marking the site of the Midwinter Fair, and since
the demolition of the temporary buildings wrought into a
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American Minister to Ar-
gentina Not Successful
as an Arbitrator.
Special Cable to The Call and the New York
Kerala Copyrighted 1.. J. by James Gor
don Benm it.
, BUENOS AYRES, March 25.—Wil
liam I. Buchanan. United States Minis
ter, has Informed the Argentina. Gov
ernment concerning his award on the
Punta de Atacama question and giving
the territory in dispute to the Chilean
republic. Public opinion generally is
La Prer.Ka says the ced»d property is
lof little arf-a, and that Argentina
never discussed its material value, but
stood for the unity of her frontier and
the Integrity of her territory. "She
never a< ted as a merchant," it con
tinues, "but as a nation. Although
Chile will not get all she wanted, that
which sh» obtained is pure profit. The
award is a now triumph of her tra
ditional policy, which consists in claim
ing much with the object of getting
La Nacion says that the award can
not satisfy the legitimate aspirations
of Argentina- "Mr. Buchanan," it
adds, "evidently obeyed political and |
not purely legal reasons, nevertheless
Argentina respects the award, consid
ering the matter as definitely closed."
El Diario believes that the territory
awarded to Argentina is not what she
hoped to obtain, but is what logically
could be expected in view of the ob
ject pursued by this form of settle
El Tiempo says that apparently Mr.
Buchanan did r.ot study the matter
with the seriousness which it required.
The same paper blames the Argentine
Minister of Foreign Affairs, and fin
ishes by saying, "Argentina never ob
tained any gain by arbitration.' 1
El Nacional severely blames Mr. Bu
chanan, saying that the award was
contrary to the treaty of 1881, and that
the American Minister has gone be
yond hiß functions, giving to Chile ter
ritory situated on this side of the Cor
dilleras. "Mr. Buchanan," it says,
"sought to satisfy both panties and did
not prove to be an impartial Judge."
La Tribuna. President Roca's official
organ, does not comment on the award.
Kipling Gains Steadily.
NEW YORK. March 25.-~The condition
of Rudyard Kipling was more favorable
than yesterday. He continues to gain
steadily and continually shows improve
SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1899-THIRTY-TWO PAGES.
Four Assassinations and One
Special Cable to The Call and the New York
Herald. Copyrighted. ISO 9, by James Gor
LONDON, March Another et>l
demic of murder seems to have broken
out. Last week there were two mur
ders and two executions. This week
there has been one execution and four
murders, the startling feature about
which is that in no case have the police
so far found any clew to the perpetra
tor of the crimes.
Murder by post, which has been
creating a sensation in New York,
found an imitation here in pieces of
poisoned wedding cake being sent
through the post. Only one death re
sulted, which is fortunate, because an
examination showed that the cake con
tained a very acute poison. No one
seems to know where the cake came
from, which leads the police to sus
pect that the poison did not get int,o
the cake by misadventure, but that the
cake was made with the deliberate In
tent to cause death.
The verger of a church In Cambridge
avenue has been killed by poison and
his wife has disappeared, no one knows
A woman has been found in Ratcliffe
in bed with her ribs broken and head
crushed, and at Newmarket a police
man found a gardener in a most shock
ing condition. It is supposed that he
had disturbed housebreakers, who
killed him to prevent them from being
In another case, out of a spirit of re
venge, some one tried to poison a whole
family with arsenic in pepper, and the
family became very ill and had a nar
row escape, but eventually recovered.
APPBOVED BY I/>NQ.
WASHINGTON, March 25 —Naval offi
cers are much interested in the proposi
tion for the organization of a naval re
serve in Hawaii. J. R. Castle of Hono
lulu formerly secretary of the Hawaiian
Legation at Washington, recently applied
to the Navy Department for information
as to the method of forming a naval re
serve In Hawaii, and Secretary Long has
directed full complience with his request.
An organization of the kind proposed in
Hawaii will prove a good adjunct to the
regular navy in future operations in the
Pacific, and the movement will therefore
receive cordial support from officials of
THE TAGALLOS DRIVEN BACK,
BUT AMERICANS LOSE HEAVILY
landscape nf graceful nlopes an.' <: <u<lps — i» Sr^.ritahl* p*>»-k
within a park.
The music stand in the center of the r-iifire will he flanked
by peristyles, each STU feet in length. The central portion
will be circular, having a diameter of 45 feet, with an out
side frontage of 05 feet, thus making the entire length 210
The structure hat been designed not only to t please ;h ■
but as nn Ideal shelter for the musician, showing attention
to his material comfort as well as to the acoustic require
AS A BOY'S
Good News Conies From the
Vatican by Way of
Copyrighted, 1899, by the Associated Press.
ROME, March r. Til >. Pop la
steadily gaining strength. He
eats wrell and his mentality Is as
bright as ever, He celebrated
mass this nn~.rr.insj without re
quiring aid of any kind, and he
will probably officiate at mass
it t St. Peter's on one of the first
Sundays after Easter.
Dr. Lapnoni and Professor
Mazzoni visited his Holiness to
day and expressed the greatest
satisfaction at his condition.
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LONDON. March 25. — represent
ative of the Associated Press has had
I an interview with Mgr. Brindle, the
new coadjutor of Cardinal Vaughan.
j who has just returned from Rome and
who had an audience with the Pope a
week ago. They conversed at length
on important topics, his Holiness dis
playing his usual acuteness and ani
mated and varied thought. Mgr. Brin-
I die says the Pontiff's eyes are like
; those of a boy in brightness, and that
he certainly is not suffering from any
The Pope sat down at mass as usual
and intends to take part in the cele
bration of April 11.
A playful evasion of his doctor's
wishes is the occasion of much amuse
ment to the household and adds to the
view of the Vatican and of Cardinal
Rampolla, the Papal Secretary of State,
and others surrounding that Leo XIII
will live ten years longer.
"When questioned on the subject of
the Pope's views on Americanism. Mgr.
Brindle said his Holiness looks upon
the domestic differences In the church
in America as a sign of immense nerv
ous vitality, but as being in no way
alarming. He regards the future of
the church in America with hope in its
unity and as being a tower of strength
In the councils of the universal church.
Son of A. W. Foster 111.
SAN RAFAEL. March 25.— The young
son of President A. W. Foster of the Cali
fornia Northwestern Railway became so
ill last evening as the result of an abscess
in the head that he had to be taken to San
Francisco on a special train at S o'clock
and placed in the Waldeck Sanitarium.
menta of his nrt. About '■ h--» mMc sheil will ' be waitii-c
--rooma and repositories for the instruments of the band. The
peristyles wil! be 14 feet in depth, ample as a protection
against rain, and supported by imposing columns. The ma
terials to he employed have nor been folly decided upon, but
they will be stone, roofed with tile, and marble or mosaic
flooring. The music stand has been designed by Reid Bros.
of this city, and is a gift from Mr. Claus Spreckels to the
Six Filibusters to Be Shot
by Central 'American
Special Dispatch to The Call.
N*i:\V FORK. March 25. — The Wash
ington correspondent of the Herald
telegraphs: Besides Immediately dis
ting a gunboat to make an Inves
tigation, Secretary Hay has cabled to
the American Charge d'Affaires at
Guatemala City and the American
Consul ai Tegucigalpa, directing them
to make protests to the Guatemalan
and Honduran governments against
the execution of six Americans who
were arrested a few days ago and sen
tenced to be shot.
Th>- action of the administration was
taken upon the representations. of Sen
ator Cockrell of Missouri, who had re
ceived a telegram from former Gover
nor Stone setting forth the peril of the
men as told by their friends in Mis
souri, and of other advices In the pos
session of the State Department. Gov
ernor Stone's telegram to Senator
Cockrell simply stated that six men
had been arrested, one of them being
C. W: Guthrey, and had been sen
tenced to be shot.
When the Senator presented the dis
patch to Secretary Hay to-day he
urged that official to take all steps pos
sible to protect the Americans.
Secretary Hay at once wired the rep
resentatives of this Government in
Guatemala and Honduras, and then,
as it -tfas the desiFe of the American
Charge d'Affaires at Guatemala City
and at the recommendation of Senator
Cockrell, he requested the Navy De
partment to order the gunboat Machias
to make an investigation. Instructions
were at once sent by Secretary Long to
Commander L. C. Logan, commanding
the Machias, directing him to proceed
promptly to Livingstone, Guatemala,
and make strict investigation of all the
circumstances leading up to the ar-
There seems to be some doubt as to
the point where the men are impris
oned, but by the time the Maohias ar
rives at Livingstone the American Con
sular offices will have reported and the
Machias will be within a short run of
any port along the coast. Livingstone
lies on the Gulf of Amatique. not far
from the Honduran frontier, and a
short distance from Puerto Cortes,
where the Machias was temporarily
stationed some days ago while Com
mander Logan investigated the mur
der of an American named Frank
To Hold a Meeting in Dublin
on the Fourth of
Pr»cial Dispatch to Thf> Call.
NEW YORK, March 25.— A special
cable to the World from Dublin says:
Trie most serious attempt to reunite
the [rtsh Nationalist members of Par
liament sinre the Parnell split will be
made in the City Hall here on April 4.
The conference, to which all the Na
tionalist members of Parliament of all
sections are invited, will assemble on
that day with the object of arriving at
a Stasis of unity and common action
for the future in and out of Parlia
ment. This conference is the result of
energetic measures taken by the Lim
erick corporation to ascertain the feel
ins of other public bodies throughout
Ireland having Nationalist majorities
I on the subject of reunion and cessation
i of internecine strife.
Dillon and a majority of those whoact
with him immediately accepted the in
vitation to the conference. Healy
| and several of his collagues also sig
nified their intention to be present, but
John Redmond has not yet replied.
Redmond may refuse to have anything
to do with the Dublin conference.
It is not certain, either, whether it
will be attended even by Healy and his
followers if Redmond remains away, as
he almost surely will.
Thus a malign fate seems to follow
every attempt to restore unity to the
Irish factions. The Irish party has no
real chairman at present, the election
having been deferred at Dillon's sug
gestion until after the Dublin confer
ence. If that conference fails the possi
bility of agreeing upon a chairman will
be more remote than ever.
Volcano and Earthquake.
Special Table in The Call and the Now York
Herald. Copyrighted. ISO 1 .), by James Go>--
PANAMA, March 2.".— A dispatch fnvn
the Herald's correspondent in Salvadcr
says the volcano of Izaleo has been 'n
eruption for the last three week? and th.a
earthquakes have been frequent ia the
Will Talk to Convicts.
SAN QUENTIN PRISON, March 25.—
General and Mrs. BallinK-ton Booth were
the guests of Warden Hale to-day and
will address the convicts to-morrow. Mrs.
Booth spoke briefly thi.s afternoon to the
members of the Prison League. These
visits of the eminent Salvationists are
thoroughly appreciated by the prisoners,
and in the past several converts have
been made through their efforts.
PRICE FIVE CE^TS.
Special Cable tn Tho rail anl the New York
H.rald Copyrighted, I 8», by James Gor
25. — At 6 o'clock
this morning an
advance was be-
gun all along the
lines from San
Juan del Monte to Caloocan. The
entire division under General
Mac Arthur was engaged in the
movement, the brigades being
commanded by Generals 11. G.
Otis. Hale, Hall and Wheaton.
The Nebraska and Colorado
volunteer regiments encountered
the first strong resistance. This
was at San Francisco del Monte
and in the surrounding trenches.
The cavalry outflanked the
enemy, who broke and ran, suf
fering severe loss, but the enemy
made a stubborn stand in the
woods north of La I -oma Church.
The Twentieth Kansas and the
Tenth Pennsylvania regiments,
with the Montana Volunteers on
the left, protected by the Utah
Battery, advanced over the open
rice fields. The enemy, strongly
entrenched in the woods, kept up
a steady tire until the Americans
were in close quarters. Then the
rebels fled through the woods un
der a raking fire.
It is reported that the bodies
of 125 dead rebels were found in
the trenches and many more in
General Hale's brigade was
soon followed by General Harri
son G. Otis' brigade. General
Wheaton's brigade was held back
to wait until the line should
swing in from San Francisco del
Monte to Polo, and thus box up
a large number of insurgents.
The insurgents opened fire on
our right and the fire was grad
ually extended along their whole
line for two miles. Our advance
was over open ground for a mile
and a half. The Third Artillery
acting as infantry at the apex, on
which the line was to turn, got
the hardest fighting. It was in a
perfect hell during a mile and a
half and lost nine per cent of its
men. One mile beyond the open
the artillery reached Talighan
River. The ford was defended
by an insurgent blockhouse, and
Lieutenant Abernathy, of the
Third Artillery, and some of his
men swam the river and flanked
the block house. Lieutenant
England then crossed the ford
under the enemy's fire. The in
surgents fought hard. I counted
twelve dead about the block
The Third Artillery crossed the
river an- hour and a half before
any of the other troops. Later
the KAnsas volunteers came up
on our left and crossed the river
under fire. They lost eight men
and found twenty-seven dead Fil
ipinos on the bank. The insur
gents stopped firing when our
doctors went forward to get the
On the left, toward the sea,
Wheaton's brigade pounded its
way through three series of insur
gent trenches, and the Oregon
regiment lost at least forty men.
Hale's brigade is on the right
and swinging from the right to
morrow, it hopes to surround the
insurgents at Polo.
The insurgents fought well,
and our loss was the greatest in
the campaign in proportion to
the number of troops engaged.
STORY OF THE BATTLE
AS TOLD IN DETAIL
The Americans Are Fighting a Hid
den Foe Whom They Cannot
Lure Into the Open.
WASHINGTON, March 25.— The
War Department late to-night made
public the following dispatch from
MANILA, March 26.— Adjutant
General: The perfected northern
movement not yet completed. Otis'
and Hale's brigades, with mounted
troops of Fourth Cavalry, the turn
ing column, met with heavy resist
ance over difficult country and axe