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VOL. L.V. NO. 1G9.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 11)00.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GARRY APPEAL FOR BOND
BACKING TO PRESIDENT
Idle Men Must Go to Work or
be Arrested as Vagrants.
San Francisco, May 2. Coroner
Walsh said today: "When the debris
is cleared away there will be at least
1,000 additions to the death roll. I
would not be surprised if the number
Take I'lan to Frmitlrnt.
San Francisco, May 2. Secretary of
Commerce and Labor Metcalf will be
requested to lay before the president
and cabinet upon his return to Wash
ington a plan proposed by former May
or Phelan of having the government
guarantee a $100,000,0oi municipal
bond issue by San Francisco for the
purpose of rebuilding the city.
I)r-ld-t at Conference.
This action, it is'said, was unofficial
ly decided upon at the conference held
last night between the finance com
mittee and the mayor. The money will
be used in rebuilding the burned sec
tions and otherwise rehabilitating the
city. In order to issue such a loan it
will be necessary to amend the char
ter and have the legislature remove
any other obstacles that may be in
Work or Leave.
All able bodied men must go to
work or leave the city. This is the
dictum of Chief of Police Dinan,
which it is said he will strictly en
force. Ijty Element Attracted.
The distribution of food and cloth
ing is a&tlpg certain elements to
the city whichdo not desire to labor.
while some already here prefer to livt
on the generosity of others rather than
work. Chief Dinan has determined
that those who apply for relief and re
fuse to work when it is offered them
shall leave the city or be arrested for
vagrancy. Police judges have suggest
ed the establishing of a chain gang
and putting all vagrants and petty of
fenders at the work of clearing up the
Very I. title Crime.
Perhaps never in the history of the
city has there been so little crime in
San Francisco. With the saloons clos
ed. Chinatown. Barbary Coast and oth
er haunts of criminals wiped out and
soldiers and marines on almost every
block in the residence districts there
have been very few crimes of any
kind. It is the opinion of the police
that most of the criminal element has
left the city.
Keep Saloon) tioned.
Some city officials have intimated
they will not permit saloons to open
and liquor to be sold until the present
armed forces in the city are withdrawn
and normal conditions entirely re
stored. DUruMM Rebuilding;.
San Francisco. CaU May 2. At a
conference held last night at General
Greeley's headquarters plans for the
rebuilding of the city with government
aid was discussed. No plan of action
was fully outlined. Hope was ex
pressed that the government might he
induced to back the city with a bond
issue of $200,000,000, or whatever sum
Arehlteetn Not Needed.
The state board of architecture has
Issued a statement to the effect that
the rumor that architects were needed
in San Francisco was without founda
tion. Members of the board claim not
only are the prospects for immediate
employment poor, but many incoming
architects will find it difficult to main
Conditions of life are gradually be
coming more normal, and the work of
clearing up the wreck in preparation
for rebuilding in the down town sec
tion is going on more rapidly. Busi
ness is being resumea by retail trades
men of every description throughout
the destroyed sections. The following
number of places of business are now
operating: 44 butchers. 29 restaurants,
21 bakeries. 22 fruit and vegetable
stands. 71 dairies. 15 refreshment par
lors. 53 groceries. 71 miscellaneous es
tablishments, including tailors, plumb
ers, dry goods stores, druggists and
cigar stands. The commission firms
located along the water front are do
ing a thriving business. '
Graft at Stanford.
Oakland, Cal.. May 2. When news
first came of the destruction of the
massl-e stone buildings at Stanford
couldn't understand the failure of the
buildings to withstand the shocks
Now it appears that "Jerry" building
was responsible, and that huge graft
had been worked by the contractors.
Instead of massive stone walls there
was only a veneer of stone, and the
interior was filled with chipped stone
and poor cement. The memoria
arch, which was praised as one of the
finest bits of mural work in the coun
try. is a complete ruin, and the re
mains show glaring incidents of rotten
masonry that no architect or inspector
should have passed.
Charles G. Lathrop, Mrs. Stanford's
brother, has been manager of the uni
versity in company with Architect
Hodges and Contractor J. D. McC.il
Say Fact That' Mates Have Not
Joined Lake Strike is Fa
IN HUDSON TUNNEL
Eight Men Taken Out Unconscious Af
ter Explosion Four Expected
.ew orn. May 'i. liignt uncon
scious men were taken out of the tun
nel under the Hudson river connect
ing New Jersey and Manhattan island
today after an explosion in the depths
of the tunnel. Four are not expected
RUSH TO SELL STOCKS
CONTINUED THROUGH DAY
Speculative Holders Alarmed at Evi
dence of Important Liquidation.
New York. May 2. Prices were
smashed at the opening of the stock
market today, the result of a continu
ance of the heavy selling which began
yesterday afternoon. The rush to dis
pose of securities seemed to indicate
liquidation of an important character
was under way, and speculative hold
ers of stocks generally became alarm
ed and made a precipitate rush to get
out of the market this morning. The
forced selling was caused by calls for
additional margins over jiieht from
brokers, to which resjionses this morn
ing were lacking or unsatisfactory.
The selling orders resulted.
NOW ABOUT 20,000 MEN OUT
Number Will Be Increased as Indus
tries Depending Upon Traffic
Chicago. May 2. There is but little
change today in the marine strike in
augurated yesterday. It is estimated
fully 20.000 men are out and commerce
on the Great Lakes is graduallv com
ing to a standstill. This number, it is
expected, will be greatly augmented
when the industries depending on lake
trallic for supplies are compelled
See Hi)- of Hope.
Vessel owners point out the fact in
numerous instances that mates of ves
sels are not joining the strike and as
it was the demand of the longshore
men that the mates organization be
recognized by the lake Carriers' asso
ciation. The owners believe; the long-
sorenien will not continue on strike
many more days.
. More KloliiiK Kxpeeted.
Mt. Carmel. Pa.. May 2. Quiet con
tinues here, although trouble may
break out at any time owing to in
tense bitterness of residents toward
the constabulary. The constabulary
is greatly encouraged over Governor
Pennypacker's declaration they acted
right in defending themselves in two
fights with the mob. Five carloads of
strike breakers from the Clearfield re
gion arrived here today.
Ironworker llel'iiMe to ArliilnOe.
Chicago. May 2. Three thousand
structural iron workers struck today,
and building operations, particularly in
the business section of the city are al
most at a standstill. The men demand
per day. They refused offers of
$4.00 for four months, and $1.S0 for
the remainder of the year, or arbitra-
llltviukee VIoIiIitm ui.
Milwaukee, May 2. One thousand
union molders employed in IS shops,
struck today for mote pay.
WITTE FINALLY OUT AS PREMIER;
REACTIONARY HIS SUCCESSOR
Elevation of Former Minister of Interior Goremykin Creates
AmazementBelieved Unequal to Task Before
i Him Crisis in Store.
FREE SEED WINS AFTER A
STRUGGLE IN CONGRESS
Sr. Petersburg. May 2. The resigna
tion of Count W'itte as premier has
been accepted. Former Minister ol
the Interior. fJoremykin succeeds
him. The official announcement of
changes in the cabinet will be made
'rente A iiitixemeiit.
Goremykin's elevation to (lie pre
miership created amazement. He is
not only regarded as a reactionary but
the general opinion is he is not equal
to me tasK oi racing itie coming crisis.
Krtirrmrnl I ' I (.
plurality men that if they would enter
the caucus they would be treated fair
ly, anil that he would present a plan
on which a working agreement could
be based. He presented it in tin-
shape of resolutions offering amend
ments to the Trautmami bill, house
bill No. 41, which will be worked into.
Witte's retirement from public life jshape before the meeting tomorrow af-
Rejects International 2-Cent Postage.
Jtome, May z. i ne committee on
the international postal convention in
session here rejected the proposal for
the establishment of a universal 2-cent
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Vashiiigton."D. C... May 2. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both, houses of congress:
SKN' ATH Mr. I luniel ofeupieil a htrpro
part l" tln l;iy with his sj---h on tlu
rale bill. After j-l.at- t he n-sil ut ion
thanking 5"-neil Horace Porter for
recovering the body of John I'ani Jones
was referred to the committee on for
eign relations. Mr. Aliison explained
the disposition which has been made of
the money appropriated for the relief
of the San Ki n ncisco mifferers. Mr.
Tillman presented a resolution direct
ing the committee on the District of
Columbia to investigate the ejection of
Mrs. Minor Morris from he White house,
and "especially to Inquire whether the
superintendent of polif-e anil one of the
chief witnesses asralnst Mrs. Morris
have since received recognition by the
appointment of near relatives to otlice
No action was taken. Al t p. m. ad
journment until today was taken.
HOt l!y a voltf of ir.3 to r.S it
was decided to continue the- free dis
tribution of seeds. .Many of the items
in the agricultural appropriation bill
broadening the scope of the department
of chemistry were eliminated. Mr.
Sherman's request to have the Indian
appropriations bill taken from the
speaker's table and sent to conference
was refused on objection of Mr. Wil
liams. Adjournment until noon today
was taken at r.:40 p. pi.
MAGILL AS LEADER
Local Representative Lines Up
Insurgents With Signing
of Round Robin.
GO INTO PRIMARY CAUCUS
D. A. R. Reelect President.
Philadelphia. May 2. The national
convention o the -Daughters of the
Revolution, which closed today, re
elected Mrs. D. Phoenix of Ingraham.
N. Y.. president.
Republicans Meet But Majority is
Lacking and Action Is Not
Springfield. 111., May 2. Governor
Deneen failed to get a caucus agree
ment on the primary bill from the
house republicans last night, but the
efforts of the party organization were
successful in bringing a large number
of the balking V,:', who stood out as in
surgents last week. Even, with them
present, the gathering fell short of the
necessary 77. representing a majority
of the house.
The insurgents went in after they
had secured 40 signatures to a round
robin demanding plurality nomina
tions. Most of them still declare them
selves to be insurgents, but neverthe
less they were present.
MuirllelV Hail lln.
Speaker Shurtleff had promised the
Shurtleff proposes to have the pri
mary district the unit all over the
state and to allow a direct vote on all
candidates, pluralities in the various
districts instructing the delegate io
the various conventions.
A majority vote in the convention
will be required to nominate, and the
convention will be preserved for all
nominations, but a plurality vote will
secure delegates. He has a broader
scheme for the direct nomination of
county candidates without conven
tions, which will be worked out if it
be found to be constitutional.
Of the 33 insurgents. Magill. Hey-
nolds, Gillespie of Carroll, Burgett.
Singer. Shriner. Troyer. Fetzer. Pro
vine, and others were present. .-Mien,
Daily, and Covey remained "insurg-
I re it 111 ted llouud Itolil.
Magill had circulated a round robin
with his name at the bead of the list
declaring lor direct primaries on
county officers and asserted tnat, witn
40 signatures to this, the insurgents
feel safe in entering the conference.
For nearly three hours the repre
sentatives debated the situation up hill
and down. While they reached no
agreement everything seems to point
to a compromise based on the Traut
mann bill, to which Shurtleff's amend-
Give Up Gifts to
BIG SUM FOR CANAL
Senate Discusses Legality of
ments have been offered.
BOND CO. RECEIVER
Judge Bethea Acts in Case
Firm Long Under Federal
GALESBURG IN GAS
FRISCO CONFLAGRATION SEEN FROM THE BAY
Councilmen Say Company Has
Franchise and May Oust It.
Galesburg. 111.. May 2. The com
mittee of the city council appointed
to investigate the conditions under
which the local gas company is man
ufacturing and selling gas reported
that the company is operating without
a franchise. The franchise expired
in 1SSG. and the new grant given the
company, the councilmen report, con
ferred the right only to furnish electric
light and power, and did not touch on
the gas business. The committee pro
poses that the company be given a
gas franchise if it will reduce the
price of gas to 90 cents and allow
the city to inspect meters and the
quality of gas. If the company will
not consent to this it is proposed to
institute ouster proceedings.
HAS BLOWN OVER
Paris Crisis Comes Suddenly to
End With Arrival of King
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Chicago. May 2. Federal Judge Be
thea today appointed the Western
Trust & Savings bank as receiver for
the American Reserve P.ond company.
The company has been for some time
under investigation by the juistal au
CANADA CHIEF JUSTICE OUT
III Health Forces Sir Henry Elzear
Taschereau to Retire.
Ottawa. May 2. Sir Henry Klear
Tascheran. chief justice of Canada.
has tendered his resignation from the
supreme court and it has been accept
ed by the government. The chief jus
tice has been absent on sick leave for
some time past, and continued ill
health is the reason for his retirement
Sir Henry is T'l years of age and ha
been on the bench tor .J.i years.
Charles Fitzpatriek, minister of ju
tice, will succeed him.
I Win Olympian Games at Athens
uy id romis 10 lor
WITHDRAW MOST OF PATROLS
Labor Organizations Return to Work
and City Resumes Its Normal
Paris, May 2. The city has resumed
Its usual appearance. Military and
police patrols have been withdrawn
and most of the labor organizations
have resumed work. King Edward ar
rived here on a three days visit.
Paris. May 2. The long dreaded
May day failed to bring actual revolu
tion, but none the less it brought
scenes of extreme violence. There
was much fighting and many persons
The night was quiet throughout. Sev
eral bombs were discovered by the po
lice, but none was exploded. A further
attempt was made to derail the Tidal
train proceeding to Dieppe.
One of the first ws of great fire, taken for The Argus by R. W. Boggess, formerly of this city, from the
Oakland ferry, half a mile from land, when the flames weiif at their height. The building with high steeple is the
ferry company's office, which escaped. An exceptionally'good view of the shore line and of the extent of the
destruction is afforded.
CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE Off THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA
Chairman Shonts Has Made Himself Unpopular by Extreme Regard for Own Comfort and Con
venienceInstances Where Lack of Foresight Has Cost Thousands of Dollars.
BY W00Dr.0RTH CLUM
Jay Gould in Tennis Tourney.
London. May 2. Jay Gould of Iake
wood, N. J., in the amateur court tennis
championship contests, today- defeated
V. W. Yorke. by 3-0.
Bonaparte Rests Easy.
Washington. May 2. A message
from Baltimore states Secretary Bona
parte rested easy during the night.
Colon, Panama. April 15.--Last Sun
day was a great day in the history of
Colon, for when the sun had scarcely
begun its climb across the heavens,
the good ship Finance steamed into
the harbor, bringing as her guests
Theodore P. Shonts. chairman of the.
canal commission: W. Leon Pepper
man, also of the canal commission,
and Mr. Cooley. of the civil service
For two long days the people had
been straining their eyes, searching
the horizon for the approach of this
particular vessel. They knew she car
ried distinguished passengers, but this
was not the cause of their chief con
cern. It was the letters from home
the United States mail, now two days
overdue that gave rise to most of the
anxiety, and all sorts of rumors were
afloat, to the effect that much bad
weather had been encountered. To
requires much course, patience, and
Imagine then thylr feelings when
they discovered thajthe delay of the
mail was due to Jhe fact that Mr.
Shonts preferred noto sail from New
York, but had directed that the Fin
ance steam into Key West, Fla., and
call for him and hi honorable party.
Mr. Shonts admits '.that he is not a
good sailor, and reafly he did not look
in the best of spirit when he climbed
down the gangway Um Sunday morn
ing. So rather than 'to ride the billows
off Cape Hatteras. h$ ordered the Fin
ance to Key West, f
That is all veryf well. You or 1
would do the same thing with our pri
vate yacht, perhaps But Mr. Shonts
is drawing down something like $30.
000 per annum from the government,
and why shouldn't he have the govern
ment ships lose twjp days and delay
the mails, in order that he may avoid
a bit of seasickness? Of course., we
must forget that it costs $S0O or $900
a day to run the Finance, and that the
government paid a pilot $190 to guide
wait, two days for your mail at Colon! the Finance into Key West. What
matters it if the taxpayers lose $2,000,
just so Mr. Shonts did not have to go
around Cape Hatteras? And it is too
bad that, after all, he did get seasick
coming down from Key West.
It might be appropriate here, in this
mission of fact-finding to report that
all along the line, among the minor of
flcials. residents, and even the labor
ers I have discovered a distressing
lack of confidence In Mr. Shonts. He
has done many little things, one of
which I have cited above, that have
incurred for him the ill will of the peo
pie. Another case in point, which 1
have from half a dozen steamship
agents at Colon, occurred last August,
when Mr. Shonts made one of his
weekly trips to the canal zone. Ac
cording to their testimony, Mr. Shonts
desired to leave Colon two days be
fore the scheduled sailing date. So he
ordered the captain to stop taking on
cargo and get up steam. There was
some demurring, but a repetition of the
order, coupled with suggestion that
(fVntinuetl on l'aR-e Two.)
Washington. May 2. President
Roosevelt is in receipt of the following
cablegram from James Sullivan, man
ager of (he American athletes at the
Olympian games at Athens. C.reece:
"Final scores for the Stadium
"American, 11 firsts. C seconds, f
thirds: total. 7a points.
"Great Britain and all her .posses
sions. 4 firsts, seconds, " thirds, 39
"Greece' and Sweden tied for third
"Great athletic victory for America."
RED MEN ELECT OFFICERS
Illinois Council Also Votes to Meet in
Jacksonville. 111.. May 2. The sec
ond day's session of the Illinois Red
Men opened yesterday with the light
ing of the great sun council fire. The
first prize for team work in the con
rest was awarded to Newman, the sec
ond to Springfield an1 the third to
Jacksonville. The following state of
ficers were elected:
Great Sachem C. E. Chamberlain of
Great Senior Sagamore G. W.
Thompson of Moline.
Great Junior Sagamore J. F. Brlgh
ton of Blue Mound.
Great Prophet.'.'. H. Chew ofShel
byvllle. Great Chief of Records William H.
Bluedorn of East St. Ixiuis.
The great council will hold its meet
ing at Moline next year, Mav 1
Washington, May 2. Wadswoith of
New York, immediately after the ap
proval of the journal of the house,
called up the agricultural appropriation
The house in ilu afternoon passed
the agricultural appropriation bill.
The free seed amendment was adopted
1.'.3 to ,S2.
A hit 'iiMh for funnl.
Washington. May 2. The isthmian
canal commission today decided to
ask for an appropriation of $20.34S.mu
to continue construction of the canal
during the fiscal year ending June 31.
Washington, May 2. In ihe stna:e
today Perkins presented a telegraphic
petition from Governor Pardee of Cal
ifornia for the payment of claims of
that state against the government for
i lie settlement of which bills are now
Newlands had read a dispatch from
San Francisco printed today in which
he was quoted to saying New York
financiers had agreed to supply $1(hi.
(HiO.ooo for the restoration of the city
of San Francisco.
Wnn uu i:nuK-rHt Ion.
He said the article had been given
wide publicity by the Associated Press
and that while he had been In New
York for about two or three days con
sulting with financiers on the subject
of the restoration of San Francisco.
the statement printed was an exag
l'rHintril n lti-oliit Ion.
Newlands pre; cnud a joint resolu
tion directing the senate and hoii-e
committees to investigate the feasibil
ity of the government's guaranteeing
bonds to assist in ihe rebuilding of
The resolution was referred to the
financo committee and the railroad
rate bill was taken up Haniils re
sumed his speech.
I'rrr M-i-il Inn.
Washington. Mny 2. Alter an en
gagement lasting a week, wiih the bat
tle waging incessantly during the last
two days. I lie opponents of the free
distribution of seeds by the govern
ment were routed yesterday afternoou.
They asked no quarter and were given
none. They were overwhelmed. They
were strong in generals but weak in
numbers. In their ranks were all the
leaders of the house. The speaker was
with them in sympathy, but officially
attempted to exercise none of hi
great power. On division 153 niem
bers voted for f'l-c seed and .r3 In op
position. With the election approaching,
many congressmen who. on principle,
are opposed to the gratuity could not
muster enough courage to stand for
their convictions, but, yielding, took
the easier course of going with the ma
jority. THuf Mum l i ('Mr,
"To bestow upon a tmall percentage
of their constituents a gift in the form
of a package of seeds costing 1 cent,"
said Representative Tawney of Minne
sota, chairman of the appropriations
committee, "the majority of the house
voted to appropriate 4?i. cents. It i
the most widely distributed paternal
ism under the sun. It is appropriating
public money for private use."
Letters by the hundreds from con
stituents scattered all over the coun
try have been brought up on the floor
of the house and read to show senti
ment for and against free distribution,
and no question has arisen in years
which has excited as much Interest
or provoked a more bitter fight.
SAYS ORPHANS ARE ABUSED
Woman Makes More Charges Against
Management of State Home.
Bloomington. III.. May 2. Additional
charges against ihe management of
the Soldiers' Orphans' Home here have
been made In the presence of Dr. Emil
Hirsch of Chicago and Dr. McAnauliy
of Carbondale. A discharged woman
employe filed evidence alleging nils-
treatment of girl Inmates.
Chicago City Hall Unsanitary.
Chicago. May 2. The health depart-
. t .ii
ment todav conuemnen tne eitj nan
21 as unsanitary and as dangerous to the
health or the occupants.