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VOLUME 97.-NO. 61.
BRITISH UNDULY EXERCISED. Lawton's Return to Manila and Capture of Yorktown Marines The Cause of Much Comment in the Press of Great Britain. Are Fearful That It May Cause a Cooling of Public Opinion Re garding the Philippines, and Have a Discouraging Effect Upon American Expansion Views. (Copyrighted, 1599, by Associated Press.) LONDON, April 22.—The news from the Philippine Islands of the retirement of General Lawton from the Santa Cm;: district and the capture of the Loafs- crew of the U. S. S. Yorktown, has made a considerable impression here, and the comments of the press all reflect anxiety lest the unfavorable news should have a discouraging- effect upon America's expansion views. Prominence is given to dispatches from America apparently indicating a cooling of public opinion regarding the Philippines, and the general tenor of the British deprecates this seeming tendency to gloominess, point ing out that on innumerable occasions British arms have met with a check, only to eventually conquer all obstacles. "We were discouraged after Isan dula," remarks one paper, "but we are beyond the Zambesi all the same." Discussing General Lawton's retire ment, the "Speaker" says: "The move ment appears, on reflection, natural, as any other course would be folly. The American campaign up to now is justi- j fled by causes. The real significance , of the apparent check is to be looked for In America itself. There is little doubt that when the Presidential con- 1 test occurs the Administration will not! have to reckon with a disorganized and discredited foe. The cost and sufferings of the troops will help tihe Democratic reaction, and the repatriated troops are not likely to be missionaries of imperial ism, in short, America's setback in the Philippines may very well combine with ether factors to strengthen the new Democrat-Populist party, which may make a good tight in 1900, even in the East." The "Spectator" praises the United States Government's "wise policy in sending regiments to the Philippines and telling the volunteers that they may go as fast as they like." Continuing, the "Spectator" says: "Chjecks there (in the Philippines) only mean loss of time, and the Americans, like us. must have their grumble " The "Economist" expresses itself in a similar strain, and pooh-poohs the idea that the "Americans admit they are in competent to perform a task which, compared with India, is very small." adding: "The Americans are not the people to yield while they are openly defied. They are too vain as well as too resolute." According to advices from excellent authorities, not even the mcst sanguin c of th se concerned now expect any sub stantial progress to be made at the coming peace conference toward ths disarmament or even a suspension of armaments. The Czar himself and his entourage are reported to have lost their illusions on the subject, and it is said that the treaty or militaiy and naval questions will be confined to the merest generalities. None of the deci sions will be binding, and even in the matter of international arbitration, if anything is agr,- d to, it will not l>e ab- The most inter; stin? r arliamen.tary evt.nt this week was the introduction by the Lord Chief Justice. Baron Russdl of Killowen. of his bill against illicit s.ciet ci mnrssions in basin s-. which custom the report of the investigating committee of the London Chamber of Commerce recently denounced s > strongly and urgtd' the adoption of legislative measures to correct it. Lord Russell thundered against secret com missions with an indignation which awed even the House of Lords. His bill proposes to extend th? law affecting public bodies to commissions on all bus iness transactions, making soich secret payments a criminal - offense. His Lordship mentioned a number of cases, come of them very painful, showing the prevalence of the system and the injury The increase of the British garrison at the Cape of Good Hope from ,1..'50(> men three years ago to H.INIO men has been leading to the impression that some movement was premeditated against the Transvaal Republic. The Liberal papers to-day comment upon th© situation, and ask if Great Britain is preparing to seize the Trans vaal. They point out that the perma nent establishment of big garrisons in South Africa is a complete reversal of the old policy of withdrawing troops from the colonies. The "Star" declares) that "hemming in the Transvaal with British battalions Is a sinister move, portending serious danger in the future." THE PAPER TRUST. It is Meeting With Considerable Oposition in the West. CHICAGO. April 22. — According to the statement of a Western paper deal er, the paper trust is meeting with con siderable opposition in the West, and will not be able to control all the paper used by the newspapers in this coun try. A paper company in Chicago which resisted the overtures of the trust con trols the output of four large mills in Wisconsin, with a capacity of 17i> tons of print paper a day, and also that of two Eastern mills which will be able in a short time to turn out 125 tons a day. A new mill furnished with the latest machinery is being erected. The trust controls mills that produce l.'.cv tons a clay. With an opposition which can put on the market SOO tons a day, the dealer said, the trust will not be bale to have things its own way. and the newspapers of the country will not be at its mercy. The Western deal ers who handle the trust produce aie said to be not altogether satisfied with the trust methods of doing business, and there has been some talk of these dealers forming a combination of their own and erecting a plant on a scale large enough to furnish enough for their newspaper customers. MISSOURI RIVER. It Continues to Rise All Along the Line. OMAHA, April 22.—The Missouri River rose several points here last night, and a large portion of the land on the low bottoms is overflowed. It is still rising slowly, butt steadily, and no one appears to know how much higher it is likely to go, as a further rise is expected from above. Many railroad tracks on the bottoms are now under water, and a strong current which cuts across irom Florence Lake has washed out. the trackage. The tracks involved are all used for switching purposes. On both sides of the river much valuable farm land is under water. A large tract known us Boyer Island, below Missouri Valley, was flooded last night. Fifty families in the lowlands of North Omaha, and a few along the bank of the water works pumping station have been compelled to move by the ris ing waters, which came up so slowly, however, as. to permit of removal with out loss. Local Forecaster Welch states that the flood will reach its hight within twenty-four hours. It is not believed, however, that it will go high enough to do great damage. The current is not strong, and experienced river men ex press no fear that the channel will change. ST. JOSEPH (Mo.), April 22.—The Missouri River has risen a foot at this point during the last twenty-four hours, and is higher now than it has l*?en this spring. There has been no loss of life, as a large force of workmen has been strengthening the levees. The break in the levee, which is about eight miles from here, is about £00 feet in length. | The lands are covered, and many peo- I pie have had to move out of their | homes. The railroad tracks have not 1 yet been damaged, and as the water is I receding above, it is expected that the > damage will not be great. The farmers I in the river bottoms have organized a I force and are working on the levee. KANSAS CITY, April' 22.—The Mis ; souri River has continued to rise dur ing the past twenty-four hours, though 'at n&t so great a rate as for the past i four days. Already squatters on the j low lands between here and St, Joseph i are moving their effects to higher ! ground, and farmers are getting their j stock and property to safe places. At Kansas City, Leavenworth and St. i Joseph much land is already under wa : ter. and serious damage has resulted. ' The Burlington tracks between Kansas ! City and East Atchison are partially j submerged. Local officials of packing : houses and manufacturing plants along the river have been warned and are taking proper precautions. At Kansas City, Kan., the river is very high, and is rising rapidly. • AFFAIRS IN CUBA. Agents of Don Carlos Trying to Secure Men for His Army. HAVANA. April 22.—Two new cases of yellow fever developed in Havana to day, making five officially reported. There are no Americans among them. The Calists are moving throughout ; the island and their agents are trying to secure men. They prefer Cuban sol diers around Havana. Yesterday one agent was offering $li» a month and a free passage to Spain as inducement to join the army of Don Carlos. Officials close to Gomez say that if ,he were offered the Presidency he would probably accept. Gomez was subjected to an affront yesterday while he was returning in a launch after saying farewell to his two sons and daughter who sailed for San Domingo. General Gomez was hissed by some people who were standing on the roof of a house that overlooked the harbor. They waved Spanish flags, cried "Long Live Weyler," and "Long Live Spain," "Death to Gomez." "Death to the Americans" and "Death ,to the Cubans." The passengers and sailors on board the Alfonso XIII. re peated the cries. Even the papers that oppose tiomez denounce the proceeding as an outrage. Since January Ist 20,000 Spanish cit izens have left for Spain, the Alfonso XIII. taking SUO. Serious Car Famine. CLEVELAND. April 22.—Railway of ! ficials report that the present car fam i me is the most serious ever experienced. The Lake Shore Company, it is stated, cannot supply ."><> per cent, of the cars j called for, and other lines running into | this city are in practically the same i position. Strike Ended. j CRIPPLE CREEK (Col.), April 22.— • The strike of the trainmen on the Mid land Terminal Railroad has ended, the company having made arrangements as 1 to wages and hours of work that are en ! tirely satisfactory to the men. The Vice-Presidency. j ' WASHINGTON, April 22.—Upon the highe:-t authority it can be stated that I there is no truth in the report that Vice ; President Hobart has decided not to ba ! a candidate for Vice President. Mr. Hobart has not reached any conclusion on the subject as to his course next year. , A Strike at Buffalo. BUFFALO (N. V.), April 22. — The laborers employed in the Union Car Works at Depew struck to-day. They have been receiving $1.25 a day, and want $1.50. About 1,500 men are idle in consequence of the strike, which has caused a complete tie-up of the works. Sir Charles Mowbray Dead. LONDON, April 22.—The Right Hon. Sir John Mowbray is dead. Sir John Mowbray was the first baronet of that name, the baronetcy having been cre ated in 1880. He was born June 3 1815. Quay May Be Seated. WASHINGTON. April 22.—Senator McMillln said to-day that while prece dents are against seating Senator Quay, he was inclined to think the precedent will not be observed, and that Senator Quay will be seated. Payne a Candidate for Speaker. WASHINGTON. April 22.—Represent ative Sereno E. Payne of New York to-day stated that be was a candidal > for Speaker of the next House if Speak i er Reed should retire. THE RECORD-UNION. SACRAMENTO, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1899.-TWELVE PAGES. GLEANINGS AT BRITISH CAPITAL. The Crewe-Rosebary Wedding Com mented Upon. Death of Dowager Duchess of Marlborough a Severe Blow to Social Season. American Industrial Competition Again Conies Prominently to the Front—The War Against Sunday Newspapers Being Vig orously Kept Up. (Copyrighted, 1899, by Associated Press.) LONDON, April 22—The ostentatious display of the marriage of the Earl of Crewe to Lady Margaret Primrose, second daughter of the Earl of Rose bery, at Weatmiijt.ter Abbey on Thurs day, comes opportune as a sufficient rtply to the invidious distinctions drawn here between British and Amer ican society methods. The Vanderbilt and Sloane weddings called for tirades from the press against Americans for tlashiness and millionaire extrava gance, etc. But Lord Rosebery cer j tainly capped the record by the ar -1 rangements to have the bridal party cineomatographed on entering and leaving the Abbey. For this purpose he had the awning at the entrance re moved, and the party, on leaving the old edifice, "marked time" in a certain j degree in order that the pictures might be a complete success. The bridal party drove to and from the Abbey in open carriages, and everything was done to insure the widest publicity of every detail of the arrangements and | a description of the presents. Usually at this time of the year there iis a long list of advertised functions, but at the present time very few dances and only one big ball have been announced. The latter will be given by William Waldorf Astor in June, and will be one of the leading events of the season. The death of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, widow of the seventh Duke of Marlborough, was a severe blow to the social season. She never completely recovered from the death of j her son, L ord Randolph Churchill. Her 1 demise put a long list of members of | the peerage in mourning, including the Duke and Duchess of Marlburough, who have already had to forego several engagements, political and social. The funeral of the Dowager Duchess took I piace on Friday afternoon at Blenheim. I As a result of the incident of the Ep som spring meeting, which resulted in the disqualification of Tod Sloan, the American jockey, who was riding Ecu dOr, the stewards were careful to make it clear that they did not con sider Sloan blamable. The course is extremely difficult to a stranger, and j Eou dOr proved practically unmanage able. The sporting wiseacres deduce therefrom that Sloan's method of rid : ing does not give him great command lof his horse, and that he cannot get j enough leverage if his mount is in j clined to swerve. Sloan's defeat on Jolly Tar, in the j race for the Tudor Plate, was a great : disappointment to his supporters, who ; are indignant at the manner in which ihe was treated by the other jockeys. ! One of the sporting experts writes that the Tudor Plate was "the most unsat ; isfactory race this year," adding: "No I one watching the race with a fair, open 1 mind can have any hesitation in saying Sloan was hampered and knocked about in a series of pockets which an nihilated all chances of winning, and . the sequel was that he eased up, see j ing that all effort was useless." This means that the English jockeys have i begun a repetition of the tactics of last j year. The same writer declares the ! foul riding should get them warned off I the track. The "Yachtsman" believes that, al though there will not be a series of I matches between the cup challenger I Shamrock and Valkyrie 111., the former will undoubtedly take part in ordinary matches, as such racing will enable the crew to get together and bring the boat to her best' speed. American industrial competition, has again come prominently to the front this week. Hardly a day has passed without an article or a fetter on the subject in the London newspapers. The Atbara bridge contract, which has al most assumed the proportions of a na tional question, came before the House of Commons on Thursday, when the Government was asked a string of questions on the subject, to which the Parliamentary Secretary of the For eign Office, Right Hon. W r illiam St. John Broderick, was only able to re ply that he had no information beyond what was contained in the report re cently issued by Lord Cromer, the British agent in Egypt. The "Times" has printed a lengthy article on American competition in the iron trade and has called attention to America's jump in exports of iron and steel, one result being that English prices and exports alike are not en tirely fixed by home or continental competition, as they used to be, but by j the prevailing tone of the markets and : industrial situation generally in the United States. It adds that a notable ca.se in point was the combined' effort of the British rail manufacturers to keep up the price of heavy sections, which resulted in the partial ruin of that branch of the business, the Ameri cans taking the orders instead of the British. Continuing, the "Times" re marks: 'The situation is truly serious for the British manufacturers, who are asking two fundamental questions—whether or not American competition must in evitably regulate in the future British exports and prices and whether It is worth while struggling on under such !an overmastering incubus,." Dealing with the imports of American manufacturers the "Times" thinks that the prospects are rather brighter, and says: "The- British manufacturer's mind is ; somew hat relieved by the fact that | prices in America are rising in a man ner which must satisfy even the aver i age American aspirations for a boom. the duration, of which is the uppermost topic of concern." The article conclude® with the hope ful remark that there is- less reason to apprehend a flood of American imports of iron and steel in IS9O than there was last year. The newspapers in the iron-working districts are taking the matter up. The Darlington "North Star" says: "The American entry into British markets is a positive danger. Every one knows it is never safe to let a cus tomer go elsewhere. There is good rea son for all interested in the iron and steel trades in Great Britain to seri ously consider the question." The Nonconformists in their churches and organs continue their bitter denun ciations of seven-day newspapers, and it seems likely that the agitation will develop into a widespread boycott. The ministers are appealing to their con gregations to pledge themselves not to read a newspaper published on Sunday. The "British Weekly" calls on the church to fight the battle and advises that the boycott be extended to every publication of the firms involved. The ' Method st Times" w.gcs Methodists only not to buy the newspaper£, but to influence tradesmen against advertising in them. A protein meeting was he.d in Lon don on Thursday, at which 2,000 per sons were present, against the seven ] day papers. Sydney Webb. Chairman of the Technical Education Board, and for some time lecturer on political economy at the City of London College and Workingmen's College, and-'now at the London School of Economics and Polit ical Science, proclaimed his opinion that "the Sunday newspaper is dishonoring and disgraceful to the name and fame of America." The theaters are busy, though there are no novelties. "The Gay Lord Quex," which has been so vigorously denounced in ecclesiastical circles; "The Tyranny of Tears," and "Robes pierre" are crowding their respective houses. The booking at the Lyceum is so large that there is an absolute cer | tainty of packed houses for the next ! hundred nights. Even "Carnac Sa hib" is participating in the boom. » THE SAMOAN TROUBLE. Germans Complain of Their Treat ment at Hands of British. BERLIN, April 22.—The "Lokal An zeiger" to-day publishes two letters from Samoa, dated March 23d. One of tbera is from its special correspondent at Apia, Herr Wolffersdorff, and the other from Herr Marquardt, a promi nent German resident of Apia, who un der Tamasese was military instructor, and later, under Mataafa and the pro visional government, was Justice of the Peace until he resigned on the depar ture of Dr. Raffel, the German Presi j dent of the municipal government of | Apia. From Herr Marquardt's letter it ap- I pears that it was he and not Herr Huf j nagel, who was arrested by Captain commander of the British war ship Porpoise, for bearing arms against the British sailors. He says he was taken on board the Porpoise, where he claims he was grossly insulted by Cap tain Sturdee, and that after fourteen hours' captivity, during which no proof ageii.st him was advanced, he was transferred to the German warship Falke, but with the condition that he was net to leave her. Herr Marquardt asserts that his prop erty was stolen and destroyed by MaJie toa Tanus' hosts, and that millions of other German property was likewise de stroyed. The writer then asks who will pay the damages. Herr Yon Wolffersdorff asserts that the British Consul, Mr;'Maxse, and Captain Sturdee are both guilty of the grossest conduct in exceeding their treaty powers. He claims that they treated the Germans like captive?, and continued an almost incessant shelling of German houses under various pre textc. He adds that the most intense indignation prevailed among the Sa moan Germans against the British ex cesses. RAPID TRANSIT BILL. Gov. Roosevelt Urges Early Action by New York Legislature. ALBANY (N. V.). April.22.—Governor Roosevelt sent to the Legislature to-day a message calling attention to and urg ing action upon the pending New York City rapid transit bill. The Governor said: "It does not seem to me wise that a franchise of this nature should be given in perpetuity. It would, of course, be best to have it owned by the municipal ity, although I would point out to the advocates of municipal ownership that it is doubly incumbent upon them to take the most efficient means of rebuk ing municipal corruption, and of insist ing upon a high standard of continuous fidelity to duty among municipal em ployes. Only if the government of the municipality is honest will it be possi ble ever to justify fully the workings of municipal ownership." The Governor says: "If the measure must be undertaken by a private com : pany, then the hill should be so framed jas to throw open the competition to all responsible bidders, and the franchise should not, in my opinion, be given for more than fifty then to be re valued by arbitrators or the Supreme Court, the franchise to be thereafter continued for terms of twenty-five years, unless the city desires to take the road at the valuation agreed to." OAKLAND PUBLIC BUILDING. Bids for the Site Opened at the Of fice of Supervising Arohitect. WASHINGTON, April 22—Bids were opened at 2 o'clock to-day at the office of the Supervising Architect for the public building site at Oakland. Cal. There were thirty offers as follows: H. B. Belden, $53,725; Thomas Maho ney et ah, $01,000; Mrs. John W. Cole man, $35,000; A. C. Dietz (three offers), $100,000, $55,000 and $47,000; John A. Stanley, trustee (three offers). $75,000, $45,000 and $45,000; K. S. Myers (two offers), $52,500 and $65,500; J. C. Mc- Donald (four offers), $30,000, $60,000, $75,000 and $72,500; H. G. Allen. $180, --000; Mary R. Smith. $100,000; Sarah Weill, $07,500; Mary M. Brock, $45,000; Olive E. Stevens, Lathrop, and A. E. Si Wilson, *72.<i(K>; W. E- Barnard (four offers). $OO.<KK). $40,000, $55,000 and $50,000; Bacon Land Company (four offers), $45,000, $55,000. $85,000 and $95,000; William G. Henshaw, $90,000; Elliott H. Woolsey, $05,000. Death of an Ex-Governor. MANCHESTER (N. H.), April 22. —A cablegram received from Hamilton, Bermuda, to-day announces the death of ex-Governor Frederick Smythe. He was t>o years old. STANFORDS WERE BADLY WORSTED. Make a Poor Showing in the Inter collegiate Field Competition. State University Athletes Win by a Score of Seventy-Four to Forty-Three. . But One Ray of Sunshine For the Palo Altoites, Their Team Suc ceeding in Winning the Tennis Contest—California University Students Also Win in the An nual Debate. SAN FRANCISCO, April 22—The University of California was easily vic torious to-day over the Leland Stan ford Junior University at the seventh intercollegiate field day competition. The score by points was: California 74, Stanford 4,3. No records were brok en, and the points merely represent the work of a fairly good team, over a very indifferent aggregation of athletes. Field Day was anticipated with con siderable apprehension by the members of the faculty in each, university, a general riot and a fight being feared. The Stanford students had vowed they would win back by muscular supremacy the mascot ax which had been wrested from them by the Berkeley students at the baseball contest last Saturday. Trouble was avoided by the wise action of the Berkeley professors, who pro hibited the display of the ax on the campus, and nothing beyond the usual vocal disturbances occurred. The order of events was as follows: One hundred yard dash —Fiist, Stew art, Stanford; second, Simonds, Cali fornia; third, Woolsey, California. Time —0:10 2-5. Two hundred and twenty-yard dash — [First, Simonds, California; second, Prall, Stanford: third, Stewart, Stan ford. Time—o:23 4-5. Four hundred-yard dash — First, Squires, California; second, Hinz, Cali fornia; third, Birtch, Stanford. Time —0:54. Half-mile run—First, Williams, Stan ford: second, Smith, Stanford; third, Chadbourrae. Stanford. Time—2:os. One mile run—First. Smith. Stanford; s?cond, Williams, Stanford; third, Pow ell, California. Time —1:30 4-5. One mile walk—First, Squires, Cali fornia; second, de Lashmutt, Califor nia: third, Allen, California. Time— 7:42. One hundred and twenty-yard hurdle —First. Bakewell, California; Strout, Stanford, and Hamlin, California, tied for second place. Time—o:lo 1-5. Two hundred and twenty-yard hurdle —First, Bakewell, California; second, Strout, Stanford; third, Hamlin, Cali fornia. Time—o:2B 2-5. Pole vault—First, Hoffman, Califor nia, hight 10 feet 6 inches; second, Murphy, Stanford; third, Dole, Stan ford. Broad jump—First, Hussey, Califor jnia, distance 21 feet 3 inches; second. Broughton, California, distance 21 feet 1 inch: third. Hopper, Stanford, dis tance 20 feet 1 inch. High jump—First, Dole, Stanford, hight 5 feet 8 inches; second, Hoffman, California, hight 5 feet 7 inches; third. Woolsey, California, hight 5 feet 0 inches. Shot put—First, Woolsey. California, distance 30 feet 10 inches; second, Plaw. California, distance 30 feet 11 inches; third. Cairns; Stanford, dis tance 35 feet 6 inches. Hammer throw—First. Plaw, Cali fornia, distance 132 feet: second, Smith. California, distance 123 feet: third, Griesberg. California, distance 120 feet! Summary of points Event. Stanford. California. 100 yard dash 5 4 220 yard dash 4 5 440 yard dash 1 S Half mile run 9 - 0 Mile run 8 1 Mile walk 0 9 120 yard hurdle 2 7 220 yard hurdle 3 0 Hammer throw 0 9 Shot put 1 g High jump 5 4 Broad jump 1 8 Pole vault 4 5 Total 43 74 The only bit of sunshine for Stanford during the entire day came at the ten nis contest. Three matches were played, two singles and a double. In the sin gles Sam Hardy of Stanford beat his brother. Sumner HaTdy. of California, and Hunt of California beat Spencer of Stanford. In the doubles Sam Hardy and Schneider of Stanford defeated Sumner Hardy and Stone, representing the blue and gold. The struggle for supremacy was con tinued this evening in Metropolitan Temple, when representatives) of the rival Universities lined up for the an nual intercollegiate debate. The sub ject of debate was upon the policy of retaining the Philippines. Berkeley took the affirmative, and was repre sented by W. N. Martin. C. N. Warner and I. Golden. Stanford argued for the negative through John Springer, James Ferguson and Anthony Suzzallo. The judges were E. W. Britt. Judge James M. Seawell and W. M. Pierson. By a majority vote the judges decided that Berkeley had made the better showing in the debate. The decision was received with tumultuous enthusi asm by the California supporters, while the Stanford adherents accepted their defeat gracefully. WARDEN OF SAN QUENTIN. The Term of W. E. Hale Extended to the First of Jnly. SAN QUENTIN, April 22.—The Board of State Prison Directors met this morning and transacted considerable routine business. It was expected that a successor to Warden Hale would be elected to-day, and the name of Martin Aguierre of Los Angeles was mentioned as the prob able new official. The directors, how ever, did not take any action toward a' new Warden, but instead adopted the! following resolutions: Resolved, That the term of the War den of the State Prison at San Quentin shall be four years, to commence the first day of July, 1599. Resolved, That the term of the in cumbent, W. E. Hale, shall be extended to that date and until his successor shall have been elected and have quali fied, and for the purpose of saving the giving of a bend, this resolution! shall be construed as an extension of the present term. This resolution was the result of the peculiar condition of prison affairs. This is the busy season in the jute depart ment, and a new Warden might be embarrassed in carrying out all the bag contracts now being filled. It was deemed advisable to have the Warden's term commence with the fiscal year. WEATHER CONDITIONS. Favorable For Cooler Temperature in California To-day. SAN FRANCISCO, April 22.—The following are the seasonal rainfalls to date, as compared with those of same date last season, and rainfall in last twenty-four hours: Last This Last Station. 24 hours. Season. Season. Eureka 0.00 31.55 31.1S Red Bluff 0.00 19.29 12.71 Sacramento 0.00 lo.ttl 8.87 San Francisco ... .0.00 7.75 Fresno 0.00 6.62 4.16 San Luis Obispo. .0.00 14.82 6.06 Los Angeles 0.00 4.73 5.28 San Diego 0.00 4.54 4.18 Yuma 0.00 1.34 1.63 San Francisco data: Maximum tem perature 57, minimum 40, mean 52. The pressure is highest over North western Washington and lowest in Southern Nevada. The pressure has risen over Montana and southwestward to Central Nevada; elsewhere it has fallen ovei the Pacific Slope. Ihe weather is partly cloudy over the northern portion of the country west of j the Rocky Mountains, and clear over I the southern portion. Light rain has : fallen in Washington. The temperature has risen over ! Northwestern Washington and South ! eastern Arizona; elsewhere on the Pa cific Slope it has fallen. Conditions are favorable for fair, <s»oi weather in California Sunday. TRANSPORT MORGAN CITY. Scheduled to Sail for the Philip pines To-Morrow or Tuesday. SAN FRANCISCO, April 22.—0f the transports remaining ;n this harb n; i the Morgan City, Ohio. Senator and i Leelanaw, the Morgan City, with her ' 549 recruits and 38 officers and civil ians, is scheduled to sail on Monday night or Tuesday. | The Senator and Ohio will together I take the Thirteenth Infantry, which has already left New York, and is expected !to arrive here on the 20th. The two I transports will not be ready to sail un til the 27th. The Leelanaw, which will take the j field pieces of the light artillery which I has already gone to Manila, and some ; forage and animals, is not yet in a I condition for it to be said exactly when j she will sail. Agitation Against Europeans. VICTORIA (B. C), April 22.—The presence of nearly the whole German fleet at Kiao Chou, according to ad vices by the steamer Athenian, is taken Iby the Chinese press to indicate the possibility of extensive operations, and the Chinese are curiously alarmed. With desire to remove cause® for friction with Germany, the Tsung Li Yamen has vol i untarily dismissed three armed marims j for whose disgrace Baron yon Heyking. i the German representative at Pekin, i has pressed for some time past. The j Athenian has advices to the effect that I very serious agitation against Europe | ans prevails throughout the whole of China. i Chino Valley Beet Sugar Co. CHINO, April 22.—Friday the Chino Vahey Beet Sugar Company ceased.to exist, at least so far as holding any property- or interests here, as on that date the factory here, with all its equip ment, passed to the American Beet Su gar Company, which is but a reorgan isation and a combination of the former 0.-rnard Hamilton Cutting Companies. The change is one in name only. The company is now to be known as the Beet Sugar Company, which includes thrpe other factories, one at Oxnurd. Vnntma County; one at Grand Island! Neb., and one at Norfolk, Neb. Pharmacist at Folsom Prison. SAN FRANCISCO. April 22.— W. A. Simmons has secured the appointment of pharmacist at Folsom Prison. Mr. Simmons succeeds to the position left j vacant by the death of A. L. Gates. i Druggist Gates, it will be remembered! was found in a room- at the Lick House a few weeks ago asphyxiated by gas. Mr. Simmons is a competent druggist, and has been for many years in busi ness. He is a: brother of Professor James Simmons, well known in educa tional circles, and a teacher in the Boys' High School Of this city. A Woman Commits Suicide. ' SAN FRANCISCO, April 22.—Mrs. Christina But truer, who has been on the verge of insanity ever since the death of her husband two years ago, to-day stood in front of a mirror at her home and cut her throat. She was pre paring to attend the christening of a baby when she went to her room, ap parently very happy, and ended her life. Magnificent Crop of Peaches. SAN JOSE, April 22.—At the meeting of the Grange to-day the concensus of reports are that peaches promise a magnificent crop, apricots light, cher ries fair, pears good, with 'prunes dropping badly now. It remains to b» seen what the result will be as to this fruit. A Nevada Mine Deal. RENO (Nev.), April 22.—A deal has been made for the group of Pyramid Lake mining properties by a San- Francisco mining engineer to an East ern syndicate for $150,000. The pur chasers are expected to arrive here next week. The experts who investigated the mines reported favorably. Shaw and Bowie Acquitted. WINNEMUCCA (Nev.). April 22.— James Shaw and Leslie Bowie, charged with train robbery, were; acquitted hei c this afternoon. The jury was out all ! night. The trial has occupied two j weeks.. Rudyard Kipling works ten hours ' every day, or, to be quite correct, every 1 night, for the novelist usually sits at I his desk until the small hours in the ! morning-. WHOLE NO. 18,086. COAST AND EASTERN RACES. The Flood Handicap the Attraction at Oakland. Merops, the Favorite in the Betting Ring, First Under the Wire. Baniboulia, Prompto, Daisy F., Ed die Jones and Ailyar Winners of Other Events—Results at Newport, Montgomery Park and Aqueduct. SAN 'FRANCISCO, April 22.—Tha card at Oakland to-day showed up par* ticularly well after the very ordinary cards offered the last two days. Tha Flood Handicap at one mile and one half, value $1,500, was the attraction. The track was fast and weather fine. Results: liTour furlongs. Bamboulia (J. Reiff), (J to 1, won; May Gertrude (W. 15 to 1, second; Flush of Gold (Ei Jones), 8 to 5, third. Time—<l:4N : V. Tanobe, L. B. MeWhirter, Artemis, Loyta, Juletto, Surfeit, Honor Bright, Candlelight 11., Castro and Nettle Clark also ran. Futurity course, Prompto (E. Jones), 3 to 1, won; Heigh-Ho (J. Reiff), 13 to 5, second; Sly (Snider), 4 to 1, third. Tlma —1:11%. Horatio, Robert Bonner* Amasa, Flora Hawk and Flacon also ran. One and one-eighth miles, selling, Daisy (Jenkins), 2 to 5, won; Grady (E. Jones), 7 to 1, second; Jennie Reldi (Loullier), 5 to 1, third. Time—l:so%. Roadrunner, Faversham, McFarlane also ran. One and one-half mile*, Flood Handi cap, value $1,500. Merops (Piggott). 0 to 5, won; Dim (Mclchols), 10 to 5, second; Olinthus (H. Shields), 7 to 1, third. Time —2:36%. Gauntlet, Oralbee and Rainier also ran. One and a sixteenth miles, silling, Eddie Jones (Piggott), !) to 5, won; Cas take (J. Reiff), 12 to 1, second; Foten te (Jenkins), 13 to 5, third. Time— 1:47%. New Moon, Cromwell and Alvin, E. also ran. Six furlongs, free handicap, Ailyar (J. Reiff), 12 to 5. won; La Goleta (Bull man), 3 to 2, second; Rosormonde (Jenkins), 11 to 2, third. Time —1:13%. Aluminum, Tony Licalzi and Jinks ulsa ran. AT NEWPORT. CINCINNATI, April 22.—The feature of the racing at Newport was Merry Day's performance in the fourth race, a handicap at six furlongs. Merry Day, cut out his own pace from, start to finish, and won in most impressive style. Weather pleasant and tiack fasi. Results: Seven furlongs, Clara Meader won, i Friendship second, Tappan third. Time -1--28& Four and a half furlongs, Honeywood won, Wig second, Highland Lad third- Time —O:50'/i. Mile and a quarter, Rifle won, Henry Launt second, Donation third. Time—« 2:07. Six furlongs. Merry Day won, Oira Gertie second, Kenrnore Queen third. Time—l:l3%. One mile, Farondelle won. Eleanor Holmes second, Vanessa third. Time-» 1:41. One mile, Lobengula won, Sue Nell second, Victorine third. Time —1:41 ! ;4- AT MONTGOMERY PARK. MEMPHIS, April 22.—The flags at Montgomery Park to-day were at half mast because of the death of form sr Presiding Judge M. Lewis Clark. Th<9 six favorites won. Results: Four and a half furlongs, Dr. Riddle won, Traiditza second, Joe Wheeltir third. Time—-0:57%. Four furlongs, Aberdale won, Murf« chica second, Belle of Orleans third}. Time—o:sl. Six furlongs, Harry Flood won, KathV erine second, Freehand third. Time—■ 1:17%. One mile, Hobart won, Sea Lion sec* ond, Leo Planter third. Time —1:44%. Steeplecha.se, full course, about two miles, Florida won, Jack Hayes second. Red Duchess third. Time—4:4o% Mile and a quarter, Jackanapes won, Forget Not second, Traveller third* Time—2:l2. AT AQUEDUCT. NEW YORK, April 22.— Results at Aqueduct to-day- Seven furlongs, Mazarine won, Tyr* shena second, Ordeal third- Time—• 1:10 1-5. ; Four and a half furlongs, Pupil Peaceful second, Mike Straus third* Time—o:so 2-5. Mile and seventy yards, Blue Awajf won, Lady Disdain second, Judge Ma- Gee third. Time —1:48. The Averne stake, about seven fur* longs, Tamor won. Dr. Parker second, Roysterer third. Time—l:2s 1-5. Four and a half furlongs, The Ama zon won, Aibonita second, Laureate third. Time—o:so 3-5. Five and a half furlongs, Chenille won, Prince of Wales second, Meehanus third. Time—l:oo. — Fatal Rail Accident. PARRY SOUND (Ont.), April 22.— While a freight train was passing over the big trestle at Summit Cut tha structure gave way, the engine and train going to the bottom. Fireman McLaren was killed. Engineer Can field was seriously and perhaps fatally injured, and brakeman McDonald bad ly hurt. Messenger Elsey at New York. NEW YORK, April 22.—James Elsey. the London messenger who was sent from London to Hanford, Cal., by Harry McCalmont to deliver a letter ahead of one sent by mail, arrived to day on his return trip. He said he beat the mails two hours. Death of a Congressman. WASHINGTON, April 22.—Repre sentative Baird of Louisiana died at 4 o'clock this afternoon, lynching case reported its inability to reach a verdict. The jury was out twenty-five hours. The case goes oven to the. next term of court-for retrial, .