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Thus Declares Dr. Jordan
in Discussing the New
Ex-President Harrison Among Those
Who Applaud the Remarks
of the President of Stan
Special IMs'patch to The Call.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, March 11.— David
Starr Jordan, president of Leland Stan
ford University, has started some vigorous
thinking in the Central States. It is due
to his lecture last night at Indianapolis
before the school-teachers at the Univer
sity Club on "Lessons from the Trans
vaal." Ex-President Harrison was among
those who welcomed him. President Jor
dan said the most dangerous and subver
sive theory since that of secession was
that of American imperialism, exemplified
in the taxation of trade with Porto Rico.
It would be repudiated by the American
people, as it ought to be. If we. were to
retain our new possessions as part of the
I'nited States the constitution gave us all
the ranee an honest Congress needed In j
managing them. They must take care of |
themselves, as the rest of us did, for the
word "sovereignty" was unknown to
"The time has come.." he continued, "to
decide whether what we want Is expan
sion, extension of American institutions
or holding these inferior nations as in- |
ferlor nations for our own benefit and.
Incidentally, for their own good. There
is oniy one answer to that question, and
tnat is: Expansion Is impossible under
our constitution. Wherever our flag
goes to stay there our constitution goes
to stay. There never can be two kinds of
citizens under our flag— a regular citi
zen and a three-quarter citizen. The de
sire to add the Philippines to the United
States is based on ignorance of what the
Philippines really are and what we will
ultimately do with them.
Bad Policy but Good Morals.
"To admit Luzon and Mindanao as
States micht be bad policy, but would
not be bad morals. The constitution pro
vided that Import duties shall be equal
throughout the United States. There
shall be none between States. Therefore
any tax levied on Porto Rico provides that
It is not part of the United States. If it
is not part of the United States it is not
under the constitution, hence it is not
under the dominion of the President and
Congress, who are creatures of the con
stitution. Congress cannot do other than
extend the general tariff law to any part
of the United States. To suppose that
Congress can go where the constitution
cannot and yet be a creature under the
constitution is an idea unthinkable.
"When the country of Hawaii disap
peared its people became citizens of the
United States with all the rights and pre
rogatives of our own citizens, including
the right of tariff protection and of free
trade enjoyed by other citizens of the
Union. Congress cannot extend the con
stitution to any place that the constitu
tion does not legally cover. There is no
warrant In the constitution or good
morals for the terms. of possession and
Fovereignty as distinguished from equal
right and ordinary citizenship. It is bad
enough to make negroes and Malays equal
citizens of the United States: to make
them vassals would be infinitely worse.
The tropical economical system which Is
rapidly ruining Great Britain cannot be
fastened on the people of the United
England Guilty of Murder.
In his reference to Transvaal affairs
President Jordan said the forcing of war
upon those people by the British was a
deliberate murder, and the responsibility
of the crime rests upon Chamberlain «md,
incidentally, Cecil Rhodes, who, although
undoubtedly a great man. Is utterly devoid
of conscience. While none of us want to
see England actually whipped, there are
many of us who would like to see a good
sized knot tied on the tail of the British
lion Further along President Jorfl.in
"The great Irsson of the Transvaal will
be learned later on. Imperialism, militar
ism, greed, will never strengthen England
permanently. Th« only strength a nation
has is In the hearts of Its people, and that
is what makes the United States as a no
tion what It Is to-day.- Imperialism Is the
slavery of nations. Not until 'Uncle Tom's
Cabin' was written did the people of the
United States realize what the slavery of
men really meant. Some day soineH&^.v
v.iil write the 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' of Bilt
ish Imperialism, ard it will create a grcar
r-r stir than did the book of Harriet
1 Bcecher Rtowe. Great Britain Is »n the
! wrong. The Anglo-Saxon has a mission to
perform. Its influence should be felt In
every nation, its sword In none."
Ex-President Harrison was among those
who applauded Dr. Jordan's- assault upon
Imperialism. i -
who has been to the Klondike and was
for a time editor of the Klondike Review;
Raphael Mervllle, who is a brother-in-law
of M. de Lrmre and who holds a fast au
tomobile record, and L. Crom, private
secretary of M. de Lamre. The three
travelers sent ahead of them to this coun
try an automobile of five horse power and
a motor cycle oi three horse power. The
vehicles have been forwarded to.Van
couver,' whence they will be sent to
Skaguay and on to Lake Bennett by way
of the Yukon and the White Pass Rall
load. M. de Lamre said to-day that he
Intended, to start on Wednesday for Mon
treal andson April 19 to start by automo
bile from Lake Bennett for Atlin.
"The automobile will go In front, the
motor cycle will follow and a sleigh car
rying provisions will bring up the rear,"
"At the Places where we must travel by
water." he added. "I Intend to place the
automobile In a large flat canoe and use
the power In the machine to work the
AMERICAN CONTROL OF
THE ISTHMIAN CANAL
Captain Mahan Urges an Increase in
the Navy to Back Up the Mon
NEW YORK. March 11.— In a paper on
"The Monroe Doctrine and Our Navy,"
which he has written for the forthcoming
issue of Leslie's Weekly, Captain A- T.
¦\Ve must remember that other nations, and
especially European— because the *nost active —
are interested likewise . In using the isthmian
canal and, for the support of their Interests,
in talninc -positions. To their doinz so we
oppose the Monroe doctrine.
The navy should strictly be superior to any
which can be broueht aealnst )t, hut this tx
treme conclusion Is qualified by "thY circum
stances, such as our nearness to the Caribbean
Pea. our national power throuch our irreat le
sources, the daneerg to which oar possible op
ponents may be exposed In othor quarters anJ
from other enemies. We cannot la the near
future expect to have a navy nearly as iars"
as that which Great Britain must keep, but It
is easily within our means to rival that of
France "or Germany, the only Kun/pean Males
other than Great Britain whose general inter
ests mlKht lead them actively to dispute the
maintenance of the Monroe doctrine.
Reflection upon this condition will Indicate
the size nrcessary to our own war fleet and
aluo the wisdom of cultivating those cordial
relations to which Great Britain has Invited
us. which our Interests and our Institutions
advise and the existence of which put It out
of t^e power or wish of any other state to
quarrel with us about the Monroe doctrine. It
Id to the interest of Great Britain that we
should take naval charge of the American Isth
mus, provided she can feel' sure that we will
do It effectively or that our preparations and
our deeds will answer to the words oJ Wash
ineton and Monroe.
RAILROADS AGREE TO
STOP CUTTING OF RATES
Practically an Alliance Formed for
Protection Against the Inter
state Commerce Law.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK, March 11.— It Is rumored
that the great Western railroads have
made an agreement to do no more cutting
of rates between Chicago and the western
coast. The agreement. It Is reported on
excellent authority, practically amounts
to an alliance of these railroads for mu
tual protection against the interstate com
According to the Herald's informant, at
a meeting of representatives of all or
most of the continental lines, which
took place here on March 8. an agreement
was made that after March 15 there would
be absolutely no cutting of rates west of
Chicago and to the Pacific Coast. .
Among the roads said to have been rep
resented at the conference were the Chi
cago. Burlington and .Qunicy Railroad.
Southern Pacific. Central Pacific, North
ern Pacific. Atchlson. Topeka and Santa
Fe and Chicago and Northwestern roads.
In fact, it is said that every important
line between Chicago and the Pacific
coast, with the exception of the Canadian
roads, entered into the compact.
Neither Cook nor Raymond or any tour
ists* companies which hitherto have had
special rates will, it Is asserted, receive
any advantage under the new arrange
CHEERS FOR THESPIANS.
Comedie Francaise Members Well
Received in Their New Home.
PARIS, March 11.— A large and fashion
able audience filled the Grand Opera
house this afternoon and gave the mem
bers of the Comedle Frahcaise a warm re
ception on their first appearance since the
fire which destroyed their old home, the
Mile. Dudlay was the recipient of an
especially enthusiastic greeting. Hand
kerchiefs and hats were, waved and bou
quets of roses and violets .were thrown
upon the stage from all part of the
house. Deeply moved, the actress re
sponded by throwing back kisses.
"Andremaque" and "Le : Malade
Imaglnaire" were performed and the
acoustics. of the opera-house proved bet
ter than had been expected.
Colombian Revolution Grows.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 11.— A gen
eral and fifteen men have landed here on
the way to Colon.; They, say they 'are Ar
gentlans and are going to join the Colom
bia revolutionists. Mail advices 'to-day
from Panama report that the Colombian
revolutionary movement continues.
Hoisting Works Burned.
VIRGINIA. ' Nev.; v Marclr 11— Gould &
Curry's hoisting works caught fire from
a defective stovepipe at noon and 'in tw»
hours the building was • gutted. The ma
chinery: was damaged by water. '.The
plant was fully insured. . . . .
Plague Case in Sydney.
'. SYDNEY, ; N. S, W. , , March 11.— Three
fresh cases "of bubonic plague in Sydney
are officially rejwrted to-day. •
One Innovation in ths
Christian Edition of the
NEW EDITOR A SOCIALIST
Sev. Dr. Sheldon Orders His Jour
nalistic Staff to Abstain
Froaa Using Tobacco
i. or Liquor.
Special Dispatch to Tie Call.
TOPEKA. Kans.. March IL— An un
usually large number of people attended
K<jv. Charles M. Sheldon's church to-day.
It was expected he would say something
in regard to the experiment of editing a
Christian daily newspaper next week, but
In this the congregation was disappointed.
He made no reference to the matter what
ever. The subject of his discourse was
"Discontent." His text was taken from
the seventeenth pealm, fifteenth verse:
"As for me, I will behold thy face In
righteousness; I phall be satisned when I
awake with thy likeness."
The giet of the sermon was to the effect
that discontent exists only with the un
saved and unrighteous. The true Chris
xian, he said. Is contented under almost
any circumstances. The sermon was a
disappointment. It was not up to Mr.
Sheldon's usual standard. He appeared
"worn out. and the sermon Itself showed
lack of caxef ul preparation. • During the
past week Mr. Sheldon has been spending
co much time in the Capital office that
his sermon suffered from neglect. Mr.
Sheldon did not preach To-night. Services
oonslsted in Bible readings, music, etc.
It leaked out to-day that Mr. Sheldon
Tcfused to advertise railroads. Asked
about the matter, the management of the
Capital to-night confirmed the report. Mr.
Sheldon assigned eeveral reasons for re
fusing this class of advertisements. He
Is a socialist and believes that railroads
should not be advertised any more than
public highways should. Another reason
Jor his refusal is the fact that railroads
compel employes to work on Sunday,
fsheldon bitterly opposed any kind of
work being done on Sunday. He believes
railroads should suspend business on Sun
day and aJI trains come to a standstill at
midnight Saturday night or before that
time in cases where stops would be more
Rev. Mr. Sheldon's instructions to the.
telegraph editor of the Capital for next
¦week are to the effect that all telegraph
news as It comes off the wire must first
be submitted to him. After he has -kill
ed" the portions of it lie desires he will
turn the copy over to the telegraph editor,
¦who will edit and write heads. Then asrain
must the matter be submitted to Sheldon
ff>r approval. A similar system will be
followed in the local rooms. Mr. Sheldon
will instruct the reporters in advance how
he wants each Ftory handled.
Mr. Sheldon has ordered the employes
of the Capital to abstain from the use of
tobacco or liquor in any form. This
morning when "30" (signifying that no
more matter is to be received* went in and
the forms were ready for the press the
entire editorial and report orial force held
a meeting sr.d resolved to quit the tobacco
habit and to abstain from the use of al
cnholiu liquors in future. Mr. Sheldon 1*
greatly pleased with this reform.
Petition for More Light.
y A ¦petition ¦: has "been'; circulated for the
past two jor three days among workers . in
the leading: newspaper offices fof the ?'clty.
praying the ¦ Board of Supervisors to; con
tinue '•¦ the street' lights "after 12 o'clock i at
night, as it Is after that hour that morn
ing i newspaper employes ' are benefited •by
the 'rays on their, way. to their homes after
the Darjers co to press. 'The plan suggest-
WILL RIDE TO KLONDIKE
ON AN AUTOMOBILE
NEW YORK. March IL— The French
steamer Aqultaine. which came into port
to-day from Havre. . brought three
Frenchmen, who cay they intend to make
the attempt to go to the Klondike by au
tomobile. They are E. Janne de Larare.
Senator.' Depew "Declares Charitable
Efforts Are Generally -Pro- 'fi
ductive of :Harm.
WASHINGTON," * March 11.— President
McKlnley. Secretary '¦'. Long, Senator.De
pew and a number." of ' members : of Con
gress to-night attended; a public" meeting
at the Columbia .Theater, ¦ held 'in : the
interests of the National Junior Republic.
which has Its | headquarters at Annapolis
Junction Md.' The object of the republic
is to provide for the boys of Washington
and Baltimore,- especially,; those without
homes, a ; place where they can be taught
to care ; for - and govern themselves. • Sen
ator ; Depew, made an Interesting . address,
in the course of: which 'he said: . .
.- "I / am . always ¦ suspicious *of . philan
thropy. 1 it comes to me In so many. forms
and so many guises, seeking help. In
many cases - either the individual is a
fraud oofr f - the ; cause ; he . represents Is a
fraudulent one. I am convinced that fully
one half iof all charitable efforts are pro
ductive ' of ' more harm ? than • good.- They
increase - pauperism and ' encourage pau
pers to remain as such.". " . ¦ .. , ¦. . ' ¦.
BIG DONATION FOR
THE FRENCH HOSPITAL
Meeting at Native Sons' Hall
Preparatory to the Society ?s
Regular Annual Election.
The French Benevolent Society, of
which the French Hospital is an ad
junct, met yesterday afternoon at Native
Sons' Hall preparatory to the annual
meeting for the election of officers, which
is set for March 25.
Secretary A. Labigne read extracts
from his annual report, the most im
port Item of which is the announcement
of the settlement of the A. E. Sabatle
estate. This will bring no less than $102,
000 into the treasury of the society to be
devoted to the needs of the hospital.
Upon the conclusion of the reading of
the secretary's report many were the
eulogies pronounced upon the deceased
Sabatie. A. Goustlaux spoke at length on
the liberality and charity of M. Sabatle
in the most glowing terms. It was sug
gested by P. A. Bergerot that the gift to
the society be commemorated by the ex
penditure of $1000 for a bust of M. Sabatie
to be erected in the hospital. Dr. Oscar
Maver an honorary member of the Insti
tution, proposed that the endowment go
toward the fitting up of a new operating
room, at the. entrance of which the bust
should be placed.
The following directors were placed in
nomination: A. Messager, F. Cediez, R.
M Agulrre, F. St. Denis. A. Miqueu. H.
Falregue, D. Cames. John Burgess and
Emanuel Meyer. James Godeaux will
be judge of election.
CONTINUE THE AGITATION
AGAINST MGR. SBARRETTI
Mf«ting of Havana Citizens to Pro- j
test His Appointment to the
HAVANA. March 11.— Comparatively
few people attended to-day's meeting to
protest against the appointment of Mgr.
Sbarretti to tho bishopric of Havana. A
committee of four, including General
Maximo Gomez, was appointed to visit
the hiFhop a.r.d inform him respectfully of
the wi.<=hes of the Cuban people. It was
argued that it would be better to take
course <in the chance that Mgr.
Ftiarretti would express a willingness to
resign, and thus to save the work of
organizing some forty sub-committees
«>f protest from the various parts of the
tUocese. as was originally proposed.
A resolution was offered advocating that
a protest be sent direct to the Pope and
that nothing further be done till his
answer had been received, but this was
negatived by a large majority. It being
argued that the movement might grow
coid were the agitation to be dropped for
cix weeks, the time it was estimated
would be required to get a reply from
A representative of the popular com
mittee of protest, who was present, said
peceral manifestations in opposition to
the appointment were about to be made in
the provinces of Matanzas and Santa
Clara on the day after the landing of
Mgr. Sbarreiti. but that the letter which
General Gomez published in the Havana
papers was telegraphed to many towns
and had the effect of deterring the intend
WILL ESTABLISH NAVAL
STATION AT PEARL HARBOR
Secretary Long to Appoint a Board of
Officers Who Will Be Entrusted
With the Work.
Epecial Dispatch to The Call.
WASHINGTON. March 11.— Orders will
be issued by Secretary Long to-morrow
to the organizing board, which will make
arrangements for the establishment of a
r.aval 'station at Pearl Harbor. Hawaii.
Rear Admiral Bradford, chief of the Bu
reau of Equipment, has brought to the
attention of the department the impor
tance of establishing a Etation at Pearl
Harbor as promptly as possible, and It is
'n accordance with his recommendation
that the board will be appointed.
It w'U consist of Rear Admiral A. S.
Barker, commandant of the Norfolk navy
yard president: Captain Henry C. Tay
jor. hour commander of tne \ ermont;
Commander C. C. Todd. chief hydro-
C'-Dhe'- and Civil Engineer H. H. Rous
s*>au. -while Lieutenant F. L. Chapln will
gerve as recorder.
PRESIDENT TAKES FIRM
STAND ON THE TREATIES
Asks Time for Ratification, Declar
ing That Senate Must Bear
Ep«>c!a! D!sr.2fh to The Call.
WASHINGTON. March 11.— President
UcKJn!«?y has taken a firm Btand In sup
port of the treaties of reciprocity now
pending in the Senate. Not only will tr.e
time for the exchange of ratifications of
the French treaty be extended, but it :s
understood to be his purpose to request
¦the British Government to extend th»
time fnr the ratincatlon of the treaties
¦with the British West Indies.
The position of the administration now
«s that the Senate must act upon the
treaties or must take the resnonsibiliiv
'or their failure The matter has devH
ined considerab!e political importance,
nnd Jt is this fart which has caused the
President to determine to extend the time
provision in the treaties.
Retired Officer Passes Away.
BOSTON. March 11.— Captain Joseph T\ .
Celray V. S. A., retired, died to-d*y. aged
C 3 years. His body will be taken tp Ar
lington Cemetery. Washington, for inter
ment. ' m
Protest Against Meat Bill.
BERLIN. March IL— Protests against
the meat inspection bill have been for
ws^d>d from the South German and Cen
txsJ Gennaa Chambers of Commerce
EXCITING SCENES AT
One Hundred and Eighty-Four
Negroes Plunged Into a Tank
and Two Women Faint.
NEW YORK. March 11.— Negro men.
women and children— some deaf, some
mute and others blind, but most of them
whole and sound— to the number of IS4
were plunged into a tank of water and
brought out of It gasping and breathless
in the Mount Olive Baptist Church to
day. - .
"This is the largest number of persons
ever baptized In one Christian church!"
exclaimed the pastor, Rev. C. T. Walker,
as he led the last of the dripping proces
sion from the font to a pew. An ambu
lance was summoned from the Roosevelt
Hospital and three old colored women
who had fainted because of the shock of
Immersion, combined with the poor venti
lation of the church, were carried to their
homes. The extraordinary scene was the
culmination of a series of revivals In this
church, which have caused more than <00
persons to take communion besides the
18-t who were Immersed to-day.
THIRTY MEN DROWNED
CAGED BELOW DECKS
Awful Fate of Sailors That Com
prised the Crew of the Wrecked
LONDON. March 11.— It is now learned
that the British steamer Cuvier,.com
manded by Captain Quinton, which was
reported Friday last sunk by an unknown
steamer, v/as run down In the Straits of
Dover the morning of the 9th by a
steamer whose Identity Is not known. The
three survivors who were landed at
Calais, France, shortly after the disaster
say a great hole was torn in the Cuvier,
sinking her in leas than five • minutes.
They further state that the thirty men
comprising the crew . were below at the
time of the collision and were unable to
reach the decks and man the boats, so
quickly did the rammed vessel go' down,
and that the colliding vessel paid no heed
to the cries for assistance shouted to those
on board and steamed away.
The captain and third mate were seen
to jump from the. bridge as their vessel
went down. Two of the survivors clung
to a capsized boat until picked up by the
Windsor and taken to Calais. It is be
lieved all the other members of the crew
of the Cuvier are drowned.
¦ » I
NEGRO IS LYNCHED.
Had Killed Two White Men and Was
VALDOSTA. Ga>. March 11.— Word was
received here to-night of a double murder
and lynching near Jennings, Fla. Two
white men of the name of Carver were
killed by a negro, whose name could not
be learned. - The negro was captured by
the Sheriff. A mob quickly gathered,
took the murderer away from the officer
and swung him up to a tree.
Miners' Wages Raised.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
KESWICK, March . 11.— Miners* wages
have been raised at Iron Mountain mine,
the scene of the recent disastrous cave-
In. They are now to receive $3 instead of
J2 75, as before. Mushers will receive $2 50,
an increase of 50 cents. The mine will be
running to its full capacity during the
coming week. The cave-in caused a sus
pension of work, as all energies were di
rected to rescuing the dead and catching
up the ground where tit had caved and
blocked the main tunnel.
Seven Houses Burned.
SAN DIEGO. March 11.— A special to the
Union* from Ogilby in this county says
that the Stingaree portion of the Hedges
mining camp was burned this evening.- J.
D Craig, in whose house the fire started,
is' badly burned and Is in . a precarious
condition. The fire was caused by the
explosion of a lamp. Seven houses were
burned. ¦ 9
Iowa Ready to Sail.
LOS ANGELES, March 11.— A large
number of peopie to-day visited the lowa,
which HesinSan Pedro harbor. Admiral
Kautz,' accompanied' by his. wife and sev
erar officers of. the warship, came to this
city and later ascended Mount Lowe. The
lowa will leave San. Pedro for San Fran
cisco some time to-morrow afternoon.
Death of Well-Known Actor.
I"J NEW YORK. ' March IL^-John >Z. Little,
the actor. Is dead Jn Brooklyn, aged 62
year* He was a. native of ¦, Philadelphia
and was at one time manager, of a theater
in Chicago. He toured the whole United
States with his: company, producing
Imprisoned for Life.
i PEKING. March 11.— An • Imperial edict
lust Issued directs - the Imprisonment for
life ?of Wu Shih < Chiu for , assisting the
Peklng'syndlcate to get the Ho-Nan Rail,
way, concession.. .-.•'.. *
one of Governor Taylor's most ardent sup
porters. Colonel Williams was in com
mand of the troops at Frankfort until
TAYLOR PARDONS ALL
OF THE ACCUSED MEN
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. March 11.—Accord
ing" to a statement made by Governor
Taylor to-night to a representative of tho
Commercial, he has granted a pardon to
each of the persons- for whom warrants
have been issued charging them with be
ing accessories to the assassination of
Governor Goebel, Including Secretary of
State Caleb Powers and ex-Secretary of
State Finlcy. In his statement Gov
ernor Taylor recites the conditions un
der which he claims to have been elected
and charges the Democratic contestants
for State offices with conspiracy to secure
control of the government. He con
Notwithstanding these conspirators * ere de
feated at the polls as to the State officers, they
succeeded in securing a majority in each of the
two houses of the General Assembly and in re
taining in power the State canvasslnc and
While many Democratic members were hon
estly elected, yet others were elected by the
manipulation. of dishonest j.reclnct officers and
County Canvassing Boards before and during
the election, and then after the election by a
syßtem of countlnß in and counting: out until
the majority aforesaid was obtained. As thus
constituted, the General Assembly and Un
vas-slne Hoard have declared that the will of
the people, as expressed at the polls, shall be
net aside. It Is needless to cay that such con
splracres as this almost inevitably* produce
revolution, because a free people will not wlll
lncly be deprived of their right of suflraKe or
concent that the minority Instead of the ma
jority shall rule.
Pending this unfortunate struggle, the Hon.
William Goebel, the contestant for the office of
Governor, was assassinated by some person
whose Identity Is unknown. Thereupon a con- .
splracy was formed to fasten this heinous
crime upon all or some of the State officers
elected by the people, the purpose being to ob
scure and cover the political, robbery and to
terrorize and destroy all opposition. In order
to carry out this foul conspiracy they procured
an act appropriating JIOO.COO. ostensibly for the
purpose of detecting the criminals, and em
ployed a lawyer whose course in the criminal
practice in Cincinnati was so odious as to cause
a riot, resulting in the destruction of the Court
house and the loss of over forty lives.
Following this, an employe of the Cincinnati
Enquirer has made ' affidavits charging that
Hon. Caleb Powers, Secretary of State: his
brother. John Powers, a captain of a company
of State militia: W. H. Coulton, a clerk in the
Auditor's office; Hon. Charles Flniey. ex-Sec
retary of State, and Captain John w; Davis,
policeman of the Statehouse grounds, con
spired, aided and abetted in said assassination.
Wurrants were issued and said W. H. Coulton
was, during the night of March 9, taken from
his home, where his wife and children were
sick, and Incarcerated In the County Jail, with
out ball or being Biven an opportunity to secure
ball On the day of said assassination Har
land" Whittaker, wMose residence Is In Butler
County Ky . was arrested and charged with
said crime and assassination and was placed
In Jail and kept confined without trial for over
one month, in defiance* of law requiring a
speedy examination and that a person charged
with crime shall be brought out every two days.
Uj«jn the trial he was held over without bail,
notwithstanding" there was absolutely no evi
dence "introduced showing his guilt. For some
cjiuse or without cause, our courts, composed
almost entirely of Democratic Judges have be
come so partisan that it is practically, if not
absolutely. Impossible for any man not of their
persuasion to obtain a fair trial. As organized,
the courts are courts of conviction instead of
CO Under Ot thlt'Wte of affairs, believing that
each one of said persons is Innocent of any
complicity in said crime, and further believing
tho t the "enormous reward will secure (he- con
viction of these men. however innocent, I
deemed it my solemn duty to Issue pardons to
them in order that these political conspirators
might not be enabled to deprive them of their
liberty or life. The guilty men should be pun
ished but designing men controlling the courts
should not be enabled to shed blood of Innocent
men- and If it is In my power to prevent it I
pledge myself, in the name of God and human
ity, that It shall not be done.
ACCUSED MEN ARE
TAKEN TO LOUISVILLE
LOUISVILLE. K>\. March 11.— An officer
from Frankfort arrived here to-night
about 8:30 having in custody ' Hariaml
Whittaker, who at his preliminary trial
a few days ago was held .to the Grand
Jury on the charge of complicity In tho
assassination of Governor Goebel, and W
H Coulton. who was arrested yesterday
on a -similar charge. The men were
brought here from Frankfort because of
the fear that an attempt would be made
by the soldiers, acting under the Republi
can administration, to liberate them.
THE BOY PREACHER
Three Services Held at Howard-Street
Church and Many Converts
Devout Christians and scoffing Infidels,
the lame, the halt and the. blind, profes
sional men, laborers, the unemployed
and women of all ages and from every
walk of life crowded Howard-street
M. E. Church from door to pulpit at
three different services held yesterday at
which Master Jack Cooke, the boy evan
gelist, officiated. This youth is attract
ing unusual attention. Many believe that
he is as he says, filled with the spirit
of the Holy Ghost, while others believe
that he is what he appears to be, a boy
of considerable learning in his chosen line
and endowed only with the right to
preach If so inclined, a right denied to no
one under the laws of this land. .
The services conducted yesterday were
on the same lines as those that enter
tained the congregation during all of last
week. The boy preacher preached, an
swered questions to the best of his abil
ity and exhorted his hearers to follow the
teachings of scripture. An experience
meeting followed. In which many told of
the sins they had committed in the past
and prayed that henceforth their feet
would always tread the straight and nar
row path. During the day it was found
necessary to remove one of the audience
for his annoying conduct. Another was
denied admittance to church for having
created a disturbance during a prior meet-
Ing These were the only Incidents that
tended to disturb the various meetings.
At the close of each meeting many people
went to the altar and confessed the sins
of their lives. Prayer was offered for
them and- they prayed with those who
had converted them. It was late in the
evening before the last service concluded.
EASTERN ATHLETES TO
BE WELL ENTERTAINED
The Eastern champion athletes who did
such brilliant work In the boxing and
wrestling tournament last week in the
Olympic Athletic Club arena will be tha
recipients of marked attention during the
week to come. They will start eastward
next Monday. In the meantime they will
be lavishly entertained at theater parties
and In sightseeing, being shown all points
of interest in and about this city.
They all express surprise at the hospi
tality shown them by the directorate oC
the Olympic Club, as it has, apparently,
been boundless. When the young men
left the East they were warned against
Western spectators and the referees by
whom their performances were to ba
passed upon. They have had no reason
to feel unkindly toward the referees. Jack
Kitchen and Eugene Van Court, both of
whom dealt out exact justice. The spec
tators have fairly idolized the visitors and
have accorted them the most kindly and,
enthusiastic receptions at every available
The work of the visitors has revived
wrestling and has also placed amateur
boxing on a higher plane. It is possible
the Olympic Club officials will make the*
tournament an annual event working in
conjunction with the officials of the Ama
teur Athletic Union in the East. Presi
dent William Greer Harrison. J. A. Ham
mersmith, John Elliott and their asso
ciates on the Olympic directorate worked
hard and earnestly for the success of the
tournament, in the brilliant outcome of
which they find their recompense.
The athletes are to be the guests of the
Orpheum management tnls evening. When
they first arrived John Morrisey, man
ager of the Orpheum. sent an invitation
tendering them the freedom of the house,
but the cares of training caused them to
postpone an acceptance until their work
In ring and on mat was over.
Boxes have been set aside for the visit
ors, and John Morrisey has promised to
see that they remember their visit to tha
Orpheum with genuine pleasure.
Continued from First Page,
CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO
INCREASE ITS POWER
Meeting of the Angelical Board at
¦ Which Ways and Means Were
First Christian Church. Twelfth street,
near Howard, was last evenirig the scene
of an earnest meeting, held to devise ways
and means for the furtherance of . the
interests of- the church and to provide for
the establishment iot other churches of
the sect throughout the ctly. Judge E.
A. Bridgford, chairman of the angelical
board. , presided at . the . meeting and was
assisted by Dean S. M. Jefferson of Berk
eley, Rev. Mr. Hathaway of Alameda.
Rev. G. Smith .of Oakland. Rev. W.
White of the West Side Church and Rev.
Frank S. Ford of the First Christian
Church. . . - •• -
-"These five churches constitute the
strength of the Christian church in the
bay cities." said Judge Bridgford. "The
purpose of this meeting is: to enlist the
aid of all in the church to join hands and
aid 'us- to gain greater strength-through
out the land. The board of which I am the
chairman was not organized for spasmodic
effort, but for methodical and permanent
labor on behalf of .the church. A few
years ago there were but five churches of
our denomination in . Chicago. To-day
there are twenty-one and the church la
still forging ahead. We are here to
night to enlist you in the ranks of the
workers and provide you with the muni
tions , of war,. for we. are going to lay
siege ¦to the city. In unity there is
strength and- with proper organization
much can be done."
- In all probability Rev. A. W. Darst of
i Chicago will come to this city and aid in
the fight of the church to enlarge Its
scope. All the ministers present spoke of
the hope, they placed in the new move
ment to advance the interests of the
church : and believed that a few years
hence would see the cljurch as thorough
ly established and as strong as it is to
day in Chicago and other portions of the
East. Several meetings will be held in
the course of the next few weeks to com-
I plete the plan already under preparation
I for the establishment of other churches
throughout the bay cities.
Four Days of Skirmishing
Brings Disaster to'the
Indians. • :
Mayas Have Also Taken the War
path and Bands '. of Them Are '
Continually Harassing the
Mexican Troops. 1
AUSTIN. Texas, March 11.— A specir.l
from Potam, Mexico, says that during the
four days ending on Friday the Yaqui In
dians and • the Mexican troops had four
engagements near Cocorlto, Mexico. The
Mexican troops are endeavoring to force
their way ¦ through this section of the
country so as to keep a roadway between
Torin and that point open for travel.
There are a great' many Indians known
to be in this immediate section, and it is
evident that a very strong force will have
to be in the field at once to suppress the
uprising. The> engagements of the four
days mentioned very disastrously
for the Indians, as in the neighborhood of
200 are known to have been killed, and
possibly more. The Mexican troops.suf
fered very little loss of life, though some
twenty soldiers were wounded.- • -
All the engagements were in the nature
of skirmishes, lasting only a few hours,
when the Indians would retire. The fact
that the Maya Indians have also taken the
warpath arid are harassing the troops a
great deal gives rise to grave surmises as
to how long it will take to bring the up
rising to a termination.
A special- from Ortiz. State of Sonota,
is •to the effect that on Friday , reporcs
reached there of a bloody skirmish be
tween a band of some SOO Yaquls-anl
about an equal number of soldiers about
fifty miles west of that palce. in which the
fighting was continued all day. The. loss
among the soldiers was light owing to
their splendid fortifications, behind a nat
ural breastwork of bowlders on a hillside,
with the Indians in the open. It was a
cleverly laid trap Into which the Indians
were led, and while they left none of their
dead on the field it is thought their loss is
heavy, as quite a'number were seen o
fall. Reliable information states that
fully 2500 Yaquis are now in the neighbor
hood of Guaymas. and fully as many more
are prowling between Medano and Potam.
WRECK OF THE
LILA AMD MATTIE
Schooner Goes Ashore at
the Mouth of the
Weather Was Very Heavy at the
. Time, and All Efforts to
Save Her Were Un
"';?¦¦ . '¦'• Special Dispa tch to The Call.
ASTORIA. Or., March IL— The schooner
Lila and Mattie of San Francisco Is ashore
at the head of Tillamook Bay, and from
the meager details of the disaster received
here will be a total loss. '&%£&%&
The accident happened on Friday while
the vesselwas crossing out of the har
bor. The weather was very -heavy, at -the
time,. and the southwest gale and strong
current set the schooner In toward the
spit. The steamer Harrison was near by,
and Captain Dodge passed a line to the
helpless vessel. The line soon parted and
the schooner struck. It was impossible to
render further assistance, and the Harri
son continued on her way.
As the weather was very severe on Sat
urday It is feared here that the schooner
will go to pieces. She was built at-Al
bion Bay, California, in ISSB, - and is of
106.53 tons gross register. For several
years she has plied between San Fran
cisco and Tillamook in the lumber trade.
He Is Found at the Home of
His Father in
Breaks Down and Confesses to tha
Brutal Deed, but Says Ha -.•<".''
Was Insane at tha
PASADENA. March 11.-C. W. TVTIcoX,
who murdered bis wife on the 7th inst. at
Santa Rosa, was arrested here this after
noon by Marshal Lacey and Policeman
Goltman. The Sheriff of Santa Rosa had
notified Marshal Lacey that WUcox might
come here, where he has relatives. WHcox
came to-day from Los Angeles on an elec
tric car and went to the house of his
father, A. W. Wllcox. on the corner of
Marengo and Washington streets. Tn»
murderer's stepmother notified the officers.
Wilcox broke down, fell on the Mar
shal's neck and confessed the crime, say-
Ing: "I was crazy. They said I used a
hatchet, but I killed her with a revolver.
I must have shot her twice, for I had fly»
bullets in my gun. and I had three when
I came to my senses. I want to bo ar
The Sheriff will arrive on Monday to
take the murderer back. Wllcox says l:e
has been sick since the 27th of last July
and out of his head at times.
"I was jealous of Ida, because I thought
another man had been showing her aorna
attentions. When I shot her I took two
doses of poison, but the poison failed.'
Wllcox senior has gone to Kelseyvllle.
THE SA3* FRANCISCO CAXL, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1900.
Ed In the petition Is to light alternate
lamps throughout ; the city. This, of
course, would mean no extra outlay, as all
the lamps are now used up to 12 o'clock at
night- ,- The petition is signed by | about
300 or 400 names and will be presented to
the Board of Supervisors this afternoon.
ON THE PRESIDIO LINKS.
Xine ladies played on Friday In an
eighteen-hole handicap on the Presidio
links. The course was sodden with rain
and the greens were heavy and slow. Mlsa
Mary Scott won the prize for the best
scratch score. Mis 3 Caro Crockett took
the prize for the best handicap score and
Miss E. W. Morgan the award for second
best handicap score. The others who
played were Mrs. R. Oilman Brown. Miss
M B. Houghton. Mls3 Edith Chesebroush.
Mrs. Belcher. Miss T. C. Morgan and Miss
Genevleve Carolan. Miss Sarah Drum
having gone East and Mlsa Maud MulUnt
being unable to play owing to an attack
of la grippe. Miss M. B. Houghton and
Miss Rowe will have places In the San
Francisco team that plays at Oakland to
morrow. Their precise standing In tha
team has not yet been settled. John Law.
son was out on the Presidio links on Fri
day afternoon practicing for to-day's
John Duncan Dunn and H. Gaylord Wll
shire played a fdlrsome on Thursday on
the Presidio links against Stephenson and
C. R. "Wlnslow. Stephenson was In great
form, driving very long balls and playln<
a strong game throughout. He and C U.
Wlnslow beat Dunn and Wllshlre 10 up oa
The qualifying tournament for the Coun
cil's trophy for women will be played on
Friday, March 16. The eight best scotes
will be entitled to play for the cup. All
score cards must be signed by a scorer
and handed In before sunset on Friday.
The first round of the cup contest will
take place on Monday. March 19. the semi
final round will be played on Wednesday,
March 21. and the final round on Friday,
March 23. '
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Rev. Mr. Sheldon is a divine of Topeka, Kans., who has rained much
publicity of late, owing to the fact that for one ,week he will be in charge of
the Toncka Capital, and, according to his words, conduct it "as Christ would."