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THE JOAN OF ARC
CELEBRATION.
Archbishop Ireland to Deliver a
' Discourse.
It Will be Confined Closely to Religious
Themes.
He Will Not Touch on "American
ism"—The Pope Will Not Take
Part in the Disarmament Con
gress, Owing to the Objection of
Italy—The Government Gains
Strength in the Cortes by Re
cent Elections.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—The pres
ence of Archbishop Ireland in Europe
at this time led to the efforts among
leading members of the diplomatic
corps here to have the eminent Ameri
can divine preside at some notable
church occasion. As a result, it is
learned that the Archbishop will deliver
the principal discourse at the Joan of
Arc celebration on May Bth at the old
French town of Orleans, which gave
the name of the Maid of Orleans to the
girl saint and soldier. The exercises
■will have both a religious and national
character, bringing pilgrimages from
all parts of Europe and having the spe
cial beendiction of the Pope. It was
thought at first Archbishop Ireland
would take this occasion to correct the
misapprehensions which have arisen
through Europe as to "Americanism"
as set forth in Father Hecker*s book.
Quite recently, however, the leading
church authorities in this country have
make known that Archbishop Ireland's
discourse would be confined strictly to
religious themes, dealing with the in-
Bpired character of Joan or Arc.
Catholic Church affairs also have
been attracting the attention of diplo
matic circles of late, in connection with
the attitude of Italy in refusing to take
part in the Czar's disarmament con
gress if the Pope also was to take part.
Because of this controversy, the Invi
tations issued by the Government at
The Hague were delayed some weeks
and in consequence* of Sir Julian
Pauncefote's selection as one of the
British delegates, the State Department
also was in the same quandary until
the controversy was adjusted. It was
finally determined that the Pope would
not be represented, this decision, it is
understood, being acquiesced in by the
.Vatican.
OUR FOREIGN TRADE.
Exports From the U. S. Last Year
Were Double the Imports.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—The fiscal
year of 1898 was the tanner year of
the foreign trade of the United States,
our exports being the largest ever re
corded fer a like , period, and our im
ports exceptionally small. According
to a comprehensive report just pre
pared by Frank M. Hitchcock, Chief
rrf the Section of Foreign Markets of
the Agricultural Department, the total
value of our domestic exports reached
the enormous sum of $1,210,291,913.
exceeding the record breaking figures of
the preceding year by $178,284,310. On
the other hand, the imports during 1898
•were the smallest since 1885, their
value being 1616,049,654, a decline of,
8148,685,568 of the figures of 1*1)7.
Broadly stated, for every dollar's worth
of foreign, merchandise brought into
the United States, two dollars' worth of
cur products found a market abroad.
Our domestic exports as compared with
our imports, showed an excess of $594,
--242,259, or more than twice the excess
for .1987, which was the largest pre
viously reported.
An Interesting fact developed by the
report of Mr. Hitchcock is the increase
In the exports of agricultural products,
being 70.93 per cent of the total, or
$858,507,942, a gain of nearly 25 per
cent over 1897. Exports of this class
also show a greater gain proportion
ately than non-agricultural exports.
Our purchases of foreign agricultural
products in 1898 amounted to only
$314.29],796. as compared with $400,
--* m 1,468 in 1897. a decrease of $80,579.
--072, or about 22 per cent. The value
of the American farm products sent
abroad during IS9B was much more
than double that of our agricultural
imports, the access of the former over
the latter amounting to $."«44,210,14<i.
In 1597 the excess of the side of the
agricultural exports was only $288,-
K53.725, and in the years immediately
preceding, still smaller.
HUMBERT IN SARDINIA.
While at Caprera He Visited the
Tomb of Garibaldi.
CAPRERA (Island of Sardinia). April
Co. —King Humbert and Queen'Marghe
rita, who left the Bay of Arancl this
afternoon on board the royal yacht Sa
voia, the squadron saluting, arrived
here after a comfortable trip, and left
for Rome this evening.
While in Caprera their majesties visited
the tomb and monument of Garibaldi
and the room in which he died. They
remained in the apartment a long time,
Inspecting souvenirs and conversing
cordially with Menotti Garibaldi, the
eon of the famous patriot, and with
other members of the family.
It Is said that Signora Canzio. Gari
baldi's daughter, addressed to the King
before her father's tomb, an appeal for
clemency to political prisoners.
According to the reports, King Hum
bert replied: "My heart is not opposed
to clemency and I shall not fail to seize
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NATIONAL RED CROSS.
Executive Committee Dissolved and
Funds Turned Over to Society.
NEW YORK, April 23.—At a meeting
of the Executive Committee of the Na
tional Red Cross in this city the com
mittee was dissolved and the affairs and
funds of the organization here will be
turned over to the National Red Cross
at Washington. The report of the
Treasurer, George C. Boldt, shows cash
receipts $90,140, of which $60,091 is set
down to the credit of the American
National Red Cross Relief Committee
of New York, and $11,732 to donations
by firms and individuals; cash disburse
ments $82,724, leaving a balance of
$7,414. >'
The disbursements were as follows:
Chickamauga Park station, $19,784;
Jacksonville,- Fla., station, $13,318; B.
H. W r arner, agent, Washington, $6,900;
California Red Cross, work in Philip
pines, $5,000; ■American National Red
Cross, Santiago. $2,500; American Na
tional Red Cross, Havana, $2,500; Porto
Rico, station, $(!.<;<>*; Rev. O. J. Nave,
agent, Fort McPherson, Ga., $2,135.
G. A. R.
Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief
Johnson Assumes Command.
ST. LOUIS, April 23.—1n accordance
with the action of the Executive Com
mittee of the Council'of Administration,
G. A. R., at Philadelphia, April 12th,
Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief W. C.
Johnson of this city has assumed com
mand and established the national
headquarters at; room 321 Pike building,
Cincinnati.
He has appointed W. B. Folger of this
city as Assistant Adjutant General in
charge of headquarters.
The business headquarters and the
records of the G. A. R. will remain in
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, but
the extensive correspondence and other
busiiness of the Commander-in-Chief
necessitated the establishment of a
headquarters in this city.
CAN GET ALL THEY WANT.
Filipinos Supplied With Arms by
Merchants in China.
LONDON, April 24.—The Madrid cor
respondent of the "Daily Mail" says:
A Spanish prisoner recently released
by the Filipinos says the insurgents
have 50,000 rifles, plenty of ammuni
tion and 200 pieces of artillery, some
of them the latest pattern of quick fir
ing guns.
According to his description of the
situation, they established two large
cartridge factories and as it is impos
sible for the Americans to blockade
such a coast as that of Luzon, the Fil
ipinos can easily procure from abroad
everything they require. The inform
ant asserts that Chinese. Europeans
and even American merchants doing
business in China are helping the Fil
ipinos in this way.
THE GOVERNMENT GAINS.
Has a Larger Majority in the Sen
ate Than in the Chamber.
MADRID, April 23.—The Senatorial
elections for the new Cortes was held
to-day and passed off tranquilly. It
has resulted in giving the Government
a larger majority in the Senate than it
had secured in the Chamber of Depu
ties.
It is reasserted in different quarters
that the attempts of Don Carlos to raise
a loan on the security of his Italian and
Austrian estates have failed.
Were Part of Mac Arthur's Division
WASHINGTON, April 23.—Little in
formation came to the authorities from
General Otis to-day respecting the oper
ations; in the vicinity of Quengut and
while regretting greatly the severe
Icsses sustained, they are loath to com
ment on it in the absence of fuller in
formation. From what was received
it is evident that the troops engaged in
the fighting were a portion of those
comprised in General Mac Arthur's di
vision and probably were engaged in
clearing the jungle of bands of insur
gents infesting it.
On Eastern Diamonds.
CINCINNATI, April 23.—The Or
phans played like wooden men for the
first two innings and the Reds gained
a lead of eight runs. Attendance, G.OOO.
Score: Cincinnati 8, hits 7, errors 1;
Chicago 6, hits 7, errors 6. Batteries—
Phillips, Taylor and Peitz; Taylor and
Chance. Umpires—Burns and Smith.
ST. LOUIS, April 23.—The baseball
game between St. Loutts and Louisville
and the game between St. Louis and
Cleveland, the two games scheduled for
to-day, were postponed on account of
the rain.
No Word From Coghlan.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—Navy D:
partmrnt officials say that no word has
b:en received from Captain Coghlan of
the Raleigh, in response to a request
made cf him by Secretary Long for a
statement as to whether he was cor
rectly reported in his speech at New
York respecting the relations between
the Germans and Americans during the
blockade of Manila Bay last year.
Brought Soldiers Home.
NEW YORK, April 23.—The Union
line steamer Ella arrived to-day from
Baracoa, Gibara and Nuevitas. Cuba.
She brought forty passengers, all but
two of whom were discharged and fur
loughcd officers' and soldiers. There was
also a deserter on board who will be
placed under arrest at the pier. He was
a member of the hospital corps at Nue
vitas.
Death of Major Vandergrift.
CINCINNATI, April 23.—News has
been received here, his home, of the
death at Atlanta, Ga, of Major George
A. Vandergrift. Paymaster In the Unit
ed States Volunteer Army. He was
stricken with apoplexy at the Ballard
House yesterday afternoon. His case
was hopeless from the first. He was
unconscious to the last. He died early
this morning.
Representative Baird's Funeral.
WASHINGTON. April 23.-Religious
services over the remains of the late
Representative Samuel W. Baird of
Louisiana, who died here yesterday
were held this afternoon in the parlors
of the Riggs House, where the deceased
resided while in Washington. Rev. Dr.
R. H. McKim of the Church of Epiph
any officiated.
Linto Won the Race.
PARIS. April 23.—1n the fifty kilo
metres bicycle race here to-day Tom
Linton, the Englishman, won in 55
minutes and 33 seconds. Eduouard
Taylore was second.
Aged Clergyman Dead.
LEXINGTON (Ky.), April 23.—Rev.
Robert Ryland, probably the oldest
Baptist clergyman and educator in the
United States, died here to-day aged 94.
THA ItECORD-irNIOS, SACRAMENTO, MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1899.
SPANIARDS SOUND
GENERAL BROOKE.
Wish to Know How Long He Wi I
Occupy Cuba.
They Seem to be Apprehensive of the
Future.
Are Making Preparations to Leave
and Many Have Gone to the
United States on Their Way
Home—Spanish Officers Will
Offer to Help Us Fight the Fil
ipinos—Almost All the Exports
Go to Spain.
HAVANA, April 23.—Every now and
again some prominent Spaniard calls
upon Major General Brooke and en
deavors to learn in a more or less dip
lomatic way how long the United States
Government intends to occupy Cuba.
The Spaniard® are apparently appre
hensive as to the future and passage to
Europe by the French and Spanish
liners is being booked three or four
months ahead. Last month 6,468 per
sons left Cuba for the United States,
many of whom were Spaniards bound
ultimately for Spain.
Charges of dishonesty brought against
certain American civilian, purchasing
agents for the engineering department
of Havana are now under inquiry.
One of the local papers asserts that
several former Spanish officers now re
siding here, intend to offer to the Unit
ed States, through Governor General
Brooke, their services in'the campaign
against the Filipinos. Senor Perez, a
dealer in second-hand books, Is quoted
as having said that he and his friends
are confident of being able to enlist a
regiment in Cuba.
The official returns show that during
the first quarter of the year $5,341,000
was imported and $2,009,259 exported,
all the latter going to Spain except
$1,200 which went to the United States.
In a fierce electric storm at Flor de
Sagua yesterday a boy was killed and
two girls were injured by lightning.
THE WHITNEY'S CREW.
Part of Them Rescued From a Life
boat Near St. Augustine.
ST. AUGUSTINE (Fla.), April 23.—
Considerable excitement was created
here early this afternoon by a small
boat out at sea giving signals of dis
tress. Captain Allen immediately went
to the assistance in the yacht Baldwin.
Upon nearing the boat he found it to be
the missing life boat of the steamer
General Whitney, which foundered
north of Cape Canaveral during Friday
night. Captain Allen transferred the
sailors to his yacht and brought them
to Corbett's dock.
The story of the disaster as told by
Mate Mattson and his men was a
thrilling one. One* of the bulkheads
sprung a leak from the heavy seas
which were prevailing during the early
part of Friday night. All hands were
ordered to the pumps and worked hard,
but the holds soon began to fill in spite
of their efforts. The officers and men,
realizing that the steamer was settling
fast and sure to founder, took to the
two life boats.
Captain J. W. Hawthorne and fifteen
men went in the first boat and were
I never again seen by the remaining men.
i Shortly afterward Mate Mattson and
| the balance of the crew, fourteen men,
■ took to the second boat. That was about
midnight. They secured a compass and
began to row for shore. A strong wind
was blowing, creating a heavy sea and
the men at the oars could make no
headway. They spent all of Saturday
night at the mercy of the seas. Early
this morning they sighted land and
with redoubled energies, made strong
from desperation, they took their turns
at the oars. When near enough to land
they improvised a flag which they
tacked to an oar, and it was then that
Captain Allen went to their rescue.
The men when they landed were
drenched to the skin and almost fam
ished, a little warm food being divided
between them and they narrated their
experience.
They await instructions from New
York.
CONTINUES TO RISE.
Missouri Beyond the Danger Point
at the City of Omaha.
OMAHA, April 23.—The Missouri
River has continued to rise steadily
during the past twenty-four hours, and
is now above the danger line. At the
foot of Farnam street, where the big
Omaha and Grant smelter is located,
the water is within about two inches of
the top of the bank and any additional
rise will inflict great damage to smelter
property.
The Union Pacific tracks are partially
under water. The river is a roaring
torrent and is filled with all kinds of
debris. Below the Union Pacific bridge
it is three miles wide and the Burling
ton tracks are lapped by the waves.
ABOVE DANGER LINE AT KANSAS
CITY.
KANSAS CITY, April 23—The Mis
souri River at 7 o'clock this evening
had reached three inches above danger
line, and was still rising to-night. The
current le exceedingly strong and se
rious damage to property in the low
lands may result. It is believed the
river will reach it 6 hight to-morrow and
begin the fall to-morrow night.
TYPHOID FEVER,
General Brooke Reports It Improv
ed at Puerto Principe.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—The War
Department to-night received the fol
lowing message from General Brooke
in answer to a telegram concerning ty
phoid fever In the camp at Puerto
Principe:
"Typhoid materially improved. Occa
sionally a case still remains in Eighth
Cavalry, despite the best police in the
camp I have ever known. Majority of
cases on hand are convalescent. Hos
pital steamer Mississippi will take all
the convalescents as soon as she ar
rives."
AN INTOLERABLE SITUATION.
Reactionary Attitude of Chinese
Government Towards Foreigners.
PEKIN, April 23.—The reactionary
attitude of the Chinese Government to
ward foreigners is creating for them
an intolerable situatioa>|fVhich cannot
be prolonged.
Promises made by the Tsung Li Ya
men are of no value, unless approved
by the Grand Council, a majority of
whose members are bitterly hostile to
foreigners and foreign influences. Un
less some change, takes place soon it is
believed the Powers will remonstrate
directly to the Empress Dowager.
As ari exhibition of the Ignorance of
the Grand Council, that body has just
given its approval to a new Invention
by the General commanding the troops
in the province of Pc Che Li, General
Kangsu, a sharp, shovel shaped instru
ment, capable of decapitated an enemy
at a single blow.
There was little likelihood that Li
Hung Chang will return to power.
REPORT FROM OTIS.
It Shows Cablegrams Advised Vol
unteers Not to Re-enlist.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—Secretary
Alger has received from Major General
.Otis a report regarding the alleged
treasonable communications which it
has been asserted have passed between
people in this country and the soldiers.
The General's report shows that one
of the regiments under his command
received some cablegrams reading as
follows:
"Don't enlist boys."
One or two of these were signed
"Committee," or "The Committee,"
while others had no signatures. The
Secretary did not make public the
name of the organization to which the
dispatches, had been sent.
The whole matter had been very much
exaggerated, he said, as General Otis'
reports showed that it was only to the
above extent that any communication
of the character indicated had passed.
Gilmore's Fate Still Unknown.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—From a
dispatch received by Secretary Long
from Admiral Dewey to-day it is evi
dent that the latter is still in the dark
respecting the whereabouts of Lieuten
ant Gilmore and party of the York
town, who, it is thought were ambushed
and captured by a party of Filipinos,
while'on a voyage to rescue Spanish
prisoners near Baler. The Admiral
says he is endeavoring to ascertain the
situation of the Lieutenant and his
party.
Have No Further Advices.
NEW ORLEANS, April 23.—The
Southern Pacific Company officials here
have received no further advices con
cerning the loss of the steamer Whit
ney that were contained in the press
dispatches this morning.
The Raleigh at Sandy Hook.
NEW YORK, April 24.—The cruiser
Raleigh, Captain Coghlan. bound for
Philadelphia, completed coaling to-day
and dropped down to Sandy Hook,
where she anchored for the night.
Jeffries at Atlantic City.
ATLANTIC CITY, April 23.—James
Jeffries who is to meet Fitzsimmons
next month, arrived here to-night with
his trainer. He will remain here sev
eral weeks if suitable training quarters
can be secured.
Cannon a Candidate.
WASHINGTON, April t 23.—Repre
sentative Cannon of Illinois to-day an
nounced that he is a candidate for
Speaker of the next House.
Death of Rev. G. G. White.
DECATUR (III.), April 23.—Rev. G. G.
W r hfte, known for sixty years as a
speaker and writer against the Roman
Catholic Church, died to-day aged 87.
ROW OVER DICE.
One Man Killed and Several Others
Arrested for Murder.
OAKLAND, April 23.—As the result
of a row over a dice game <fte dead body
of John McCann, a laborer, aged 34*
years, lies at the morgue, while Cor
nelius Towr.send, a Democratic County
Central Committeeman from the Second
Ward, together with Frank RemiLlard,
Frank Reardon and Ed Roach, are in
cells at the City Prison, accused of* com
plicity in the crime.
The trouble began in the barbershop
of John K. Jacob, a colored man, at
1105 San Pablo avenue. All of those
named, with another man named Jim
Keefe, were shaking dice. McCann and
Reardon quarreled and came to blows.
This broke up the game and the fight
was renewed on the sidewalk. Reardon
was worsted and was taken to a drug
store. While his injuries were being
attended to, Townsend is said to have
again attacked McCann, when was pros
trate with Townsend over him, when a
woman, Mrs. Nellie Ivanovich, appear
ed, a temporary halt ensued. McCann
was unable to rise, and was carried by
Townsend and Remillard to the rear of
a saloon. He was placed on a pile of
sacks, where he soon breathed his last.
Direct evidence regarding the affair is
meager, but Mrs. Ivanovich declares
positively that Townsend is the man
who struck McCann.
SUSPECTED STRANGLER.
Identified by a Woman Whom He
Attempted to Kill.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.—Locked
up in the tanks of the prison is a mu
latto whom the palice strongly suspect
of being the strangkr who murdered
May McDermott and Bertha Paiadi?,
creatures of the tenderloin, several
years 'ago. He is know as Harry Wil
son, alias John Castro, alias John Gon
zales. He was arrested last Thursday
night and quietly imprisoned. To-day
he was positively identified by Mme.
Bush of 318 Sutter street, as the man
who about four years ago attempted to
strangle her. She screamed for help,
and one of the inmates of thei house en
tered her room. Wilson grabbed her
purse containing $70 and ran down
stairs.
From the description given of the
thief, Captain Bohen was satisfied that
he was the strangler who had murdered
several women in Denver as well as in
this city, and he is now convinced that
he has the right man in custody.
——
SEVERE STORM.
The National City Puts Into Port
Badly Damaged.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.—A se
vere storm has prevailed off the coast
for the past two days. The steamer
National City, which sailed yesterday
for Unga, Alaska, put back to port this
morning badly damaged.
The vessel is under charter to the
9itka Consolidated Gold Mining Com-;
pany, and had on board a large cargo
of supplies and a number of passengers
bound for the mines. The steamer
Mackinaw, which sailed for the sound
yesterday, was sighted off Point Reyes,
apparently helpless, in the trough of
the sea. Her machinery had evidently
been damaged, but the necessary re
pairs were made and she proceeded on
her way.
NEGRO BURNED
AT THE STAKE.
(Continued from First Page.)
STRICKLAND CAPTURED.
He is on Trial for His Life by His
Captors.
PALMETTO (Ga.), April 23.—Elijah
Strickland, the negro preacher, was
captured by a mob of people from this
vicinity, three miles out of town to
night. He was brought here and at
midnight was placed on trial for his
life by a court composed of those who
had arrested him.
The trial took place in an open
square in the center of the town. There
was no Judge nor jury, the people act
ing in those capacities. Many witnesses
were heard and several speeches were
made. ;
At 1 o'clock no decision had been ar
rived at, but it was decided .to adjourn
the court to the woods one mille out of
town.
The sober element is making an ef
fort to save the negro's neck. A num
ber of strangers are here from Atlanta
and other towns, and are trying to
force a lynching. Strickland denied
complicity in the crime. He is 00 years
old.
LOST AN OPPORTUNITY,
Negroes Should Have Aided to
Bring Hose to Justice.
ATLANTA, April 23. — Governor
Cand.l'er. to-night gave the Associated
Press the following statement of the
burning of Sam Hcse:
"The whole thing is deplorable, and
Hose's crime, the horrid details of
which have not been published, and are
too horrible for publication, is the most
diabolical in the annals of crime. The
negroes of that community lost the best
opportunity they will ever have to ele
vate themselves in the estimation of
their white neighbors.
"The diabolical nature of the crime
was well known to everyone of them;
the perpetrator was well known, and
they owed it to their race to exhaust
every means of bringing Hose to jus
tice. This course would have done
more to elevate them in the estimation
of good people and to protect their race
againet the mob than all the reward*
and proclamations of the Governors for
the next fifty years. But they lost the
opportunity, and it is a deplorable fact
that while scores of intelligent negroes,
leaders of their race, have talked to me
about the Palmetto lynching, not .one
of them has ever in the remotest way
alluded to either the burning of Pal
metto, which provoked the lynching,
nor to the diabolical crime of Hose.
"I do not believe*these men sympa
thized with Hose or the Palmetto in
cendiaries, but they are blinded by race
prejudice, and can see but one side of
the question. I want to protect thtm
in every legal right and against mob
violence, and I stand; ready to employ
every resource of the State in doing so,
but they must realize that in order to
merit and receive the protection cf the
community they must show a willing
ness to at least aid in protecting the
community against the lawless etement
of their own race. To secure protection
against lawless whites they must show
a disposition to protect the white peo
ple against the lawless blacks.''
FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE.
Went to Newnan to Visit the Scene
of the Burning.
ATLANTA, April 23.—One special and
two regular trains carried nearly 4,000
people to Newnan to winess the burn
ing of Sam Hose, or to visit the scene
of the affair. The excursionists return
ing to-night were loaded with ghastly
reminders of the affair in the shape of
bones, pieces of flesh, etc.
One of the trains as! it passed! through
Fort McPherson, was stoned—presum
ably by negroes. A number of windows
were broken and two passengers were
painfully injured.
Governor Candler 1 stated to-night that
he had been advised that a mob of citi
zens from Fayetteville and Woolsey
were coming to Atlanta to take George
W. Kerlin from the jail here and lynch
him. He murdered Miss Pearl Knott,
near Woolsey, several days ago and
threw her body in the river. The Gov
ernor immediately ordered! eight compa
nies of the Fifth Infantry (State militia)
to be an readiness to march to the jail
upon quick order. It is believed that
the troops are held in readiness to be
sent to Palmetto in case of an uprising
of negroes there.
EX-COMPTROLLER ECKELS.
His Opinion of Senatorial Deadlock
and Other Matters.
LOS ANGELES, April 23.—Hon.
James H. Eckels, ex-Comptroller of the
Currency, in an interview printed in
the "Times" of this city, says that al
most a crisis has been, reached in the
failure of four States to elect a United
States Senator, at a time when the
Senate is confronted with as grave
problems as have ever come before it.
The result of this situation will even
tually be, he thinks, a Constitutional
amendment whereby Senators will be
chosen by a direct vote of the people.
"Matthew Quay of Pennsylvania, has
little prospeot of ultimately retaining
his seat in the United States Senate, '
says Mr. Eckels.
"The action of Governor Stone will
not be upheld by the Senate. I think
the Senate will consider it the same as
in the case of Oregon's Senator when
the Governor attempted to appoint Cov
bett to succeed Mitchell.
"If the Democratic party in the cam
paign of 1000 stands upon the Chicago
platform it is sure of defeat," said Mr.
Eckels. "The silverites can no longer
depend upon the support of the West
ern States, in case they lose in the
East."
When asked for his opinion of the
Morehouse signature law of California,
Mr. Eckels said:
"The law is absolutely ridiculous and
an infringement on the rights of the
press."
ARRIVED FROM GUAM.
Germans Said to be Trying to Get
Possession of Kusaie.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.—The
barkentine Ruth has arrived here from
Guam, Caroline Islands, with Captain
West and part of the crew of the wreck
ed whaling bark Horatio, which went
ashore on January 27th while trying
to enter the south harbor of Kusaie.
The Horatio was a total wreck, but no
lives were lost, and nearly everything
of value on board was saved.
J. Extrom, a South Sea trader, and
A. G. Maddern, a collector of natural
history specimens, also came on the
Ruth. Extrom was recently obliged to
remove to Guam from the island of
Ruk, as the natives there were extreme
ly quarrelsome. The Ruth's passengers
pronounce Guam a land of great prom
ise. They say that the Germans, are
trying to get possession of Kusaie.
BEACHCOMBERS WON.
Umpire Guilty of Involuntary
Baseball Catching.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.—There
was no morning game of baseball at
Oakland to-day on account of wet
grounds. In the afternoon the Santa
Cruz nine defeated the Oaklands at
Recreation Park by a score of 5 to I.
The Beachcombers played a strong
game throughout. Umpire Rube Levy
was struck by a hot line foul from Ar
reianes' bat, but came around all right
after delaying the game fifteen minutes.
Score:
Santa Cruz 5, hits 10, errors 3; Oak
land 1, hits 7, errors 8. Batteries—
Balsz and Pace; Mosklman and W.
Hammond. Umpire, R. Levy.
SAN JOSE GETS A GOOSE EGG.
WATSONVILLE, April 23.—San Jose
was shut out by Watsonville in to-day's
game, the score being 3 to 0. Harper
pitched a good game, holding himself
well in hand to the end- of the ninth in
ning. Brockoff, Plake and Eagan each
made a two-bagger. Strike outs—Har
per 8, Andrews 5. One double play was
made by San Jose. Score:
Waiteonville 3, hits 0; San Jose 0, hits
3. Batteries.—Harper and Morrow;
Andrews and Kent. Umpire, Jack
O'Connell.
WOODLAND BEATS RED BLUFF.
RED BLUFF, April 23.—The baseball
game here to-day between the Wood
land and Red Bulff teams resulted in a
victory for Woodland, the score being
12 to 9.
DEATH OE JAMES F. BREEN.
Another of the Survivors of the
Dormer Party Passes Away.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.—Judge
James F. Breen died to-day at his home
.in this city after a protracted illness, at
i the age of 58 years. He was born in
j Keokuk, la., and crossed the plains to
| California with his parents in 1840.
I They were members of the famous
j Dormer party which was snowbound in
the Sierras so long that its sufferings
have become a matter of history.
The Breens settled at San Juan, Mon
terey County, and scon acquired large
landed interests in that section. James
; Breen was admitted to the bar in 1862,
j and two years later became District
; Attorney of Monterey County. In 1870
.he was elected County Judge and seven
i years later was sent to the Assembly,
jHe then removed to Hollister and in
j 1579 was made Superior Judge of San
Benito County, a position he retained
for ten years v refusing a renomination
on account of ill-health. He was a
Republican in politics and a devout
j Catholic. He leaves a widow and two
; daughters. The funeral will take place
at San Juan on Tuesday.
COURSING AT STOCKTON.
Arno Won One Race and Scout
Won the Other.
STOCKTON, April 23.—80 th clubs
held their coursing at Goodwater Grove
to-day. In the twenty-two dog slake
(Stockton Coursing Club) Arno of
Stockton was first. Beauty of San
Francisco second, Pocohontas of San
Francisco third.
Twenty-eight dog stake—Scout of San
Francisco was first. Magnesia of San
Francisco second. Bendalong of Stock
ton third. Mission Tip of San Fran
cisco fourth, Iron Duke of Stockton
fifth.
A TIE AT SAN JOSE.
SAN JOSE, April 23.—1n the cours
ing to-day Jessie Moore owned by W.
Cramer, and Magnetto, owned by M.
Loudeon, divided the honors and the
purse. The attendance was large,
many San Franciscans being present.
The Claim Without Strength.
| MONTEREY, April 23.—1n reference
!to the claim for the attachment against
, the Monterey and Fresno Railroad for
; $700,000, made by Henry H. Finley and
Fred E. Pettingill of New York and
| served upon the Knickerbocker Trust
I Company on Friday, Alfred Jones,
| President of the Monterey and Fresno
Railroad C mpary, states that th; c'aim
'. is without strength. He says that a
suit based upon the same c'aim has been
! tried before in another form and that
it is now promulgated by attachment
to injure and discredit the road.
Loss at Del Monte Not Serious.
DEL MONTE, April 23.—The fire in
the Hotel Del Monte last night was sub
dued in such a comparatively short
: time that it has in no way interfered
|with the conduct of affairs in thj es
tablishment. The management is au :
thority for the statement that the first
statement of the loss sustained was ex
j cessive. Excitement about the place
] has subsided and normal conditions
prevail.
Forsyth Will Rebuild.
FRESNO, April 23.—William Forsyth,
the well-known raisin grower and pack
er, will begin the construction of a new
raisin seeding plant and packing house
next week to replace his handsome
structure that was destroyed by fire
last summer. The new plant will cost
about $30,000 and will have a capacity
!of turning out five carloads of raisins
i daily.
Storehouse Burned at Tacoma.
! TACOMA, April 23.—A dry kiln and
j storehouse at the St. Paul and' Tacoma
j Lumber Company's mills burned this
I afternoon, entailing a loss of about $50,
--000, partially covered by insurance. Cal
Trosper, a fireman, broke an arm in
leaping to safety before falling walls.
Senator Foster is a heavy stockholder
in the St. Paul mill.
Train Delayed.
DUNSMUIR, April 23.—The north
! bound Oregon Express that left San
j Francisco last night was decayed three
! hours to-day one mile north of Cas
' tella by one of the baggage car trucks
I being derailed. No serious damage
other than tearing up of the track for
a short distance.
Changes in the Team.
STOCKTON, April 23.—Some changes
were made in the Terminal City Wheel
men team for the contest next Sunday
with Sacramento riders. The try-out
to-day resulted in the seflection of the
following team: Barnes, Morris, Miller,
Fore, Ford, Shoemaker, McHugh.
It Rained at Santa Rosa,
SANTA ROSA, April 23.—T0-day a
welcome rain has fallen, here which will
greatly benefit growing crops, as the
dry spell following the last heavy rain
had made the top of the ground hard.
To-night appearances favor a heavy
precipitation.
Rain at Santa Cruz.
SANTA CRUZ, April 23.—Heavy
showers of rain withi an occasional hall
storm prevailed to-day. The rain was
timely and will be beneficial to growing
crops.
NATIVE SONS.
Every Train is Bringing Numbers
of Them to Salinas.
SALINAS, April 23.—Salinas proved
herself ready for the invasion by the
Native Sons. Early this morning the
notes of preparation were heard and be
fore 10 o'clock the streets were crowded
with people anxious to view the elab
orate decorations and welcome the Na
tive Sons of the Golden West.
On the arrival of the first train from
the south the depot grounds were
crowded with people who welcomed the
delegates. They were escorted to their
headquarters by delegations from the
local parlor and the city band. This
was but the beginning, for when a train
of seven cars arrived from the north,
moving space WM at a premium for
many hundreds of feet around the de
pot. The delegates and visitors were
enthusiastically received and a proces
sion was formed to escort them to where
they were to be informally received. The
order of the procession was:
Salinas City Band; Troop C, National
Guard of California, dlsmountd In full
dress uniform; Santa Lucia Parlor, N.
S. G. W.. 81 strong; Aleli Parlor, N. D.
G. W., 97 in number; Conternis Band:
Grand Officers, delegates and visitors.
After a parade through the principal
streets the parade reached Armory
Hall where a general handshaking en
sued. The delegates were then escorted
to Native Sons' Hall, where they were
assigned to their quarters. Though
there are over 2,000 strangers here to
night, so excellent has been the work
of the Accommodation Committee that
all have been housed. About 1,000 are
expected here to-morrow from neigh
boring towns, which number will be
increased on Monday by some 400 For
esters of America from Monterey, Wat
sonville, San Lulsi Obispo, Soledad, Cas
troville, Santa Cruz and Hollister. Still
more are expected to be present to wit
ness the league ball game betwen Santai
Ctuz and Watsonville on Tuesday There
is a great amount of enthusiasm among
the delegates over a plan to raise by
popular subscription funds to provide
the California volunteer soldiers and
sailors with appropriate medals of
honor. Not only, are these to be for
Native Sons, but for all who went from,
this State, and it is receiving enthusi
astic support. It is reported that a
resolution to this effect will pass unani
mously. Besides this question the only
other one being talked over is the place
for the next session of the Grand Par
lor, Oroville being the first to enter the
field County Recorder F. B. Ward,
W. J. Mitchell, Colonel A. F. Jones and
District Attorney W. D. Sproul. the two
last named Grand Presidents, are mak
ing a strong and aggressive fight for
that place.
ARRESTED AT THE BAY.
A San Bernardino Woman Who
May be Charged With Murder.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 23.—Mrs.
Mary Anderson, a handsome Spanish
woman who was arrested Thursduy
night on Powell street by Detective An
thony on a dispatch from Sheriff Rou.-e
of San Bernardino, may have to an
swer to a charge of murder. Deputy
Sheriff Brown arrived from San Ber
nardino this morning and left with her
to-night.
She is charged with assault to mur
der. She and her sister, Mrs. Carmil
ita Bean, are accused of having enticed
Mrs. Lulu Fincle, of whom they were
jealous, to the wine room of the Stew
art House in San Bernardino, whe:*)
they beat her, presumably with a piece
of gaspipe. All three women have
been divorced. Mrs. Bean was arrest
ed in Los Angeles and Is now in jail.
Mrs. Fincle Is expected to die from heß
injuries.
BURNS APPOINTED.
But Governor Gage Will Not Make
Out His Commission Yet.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 24.—Tha
"Examiner" th:s morning says that JusC
as he started for Los Angeles Governor
Gage was asked what he thought of
the appointment of Matthew S. Quay;
as Senator from Pennsylvania by Gov
ernor Stone of that State.
"I don't know Quay, and I don't know
Stone," he said, "but If your <iuest!on
has anything to do with the Senator
ship from California, all I've got.to say;
is that I've already appointed Dau
Burns as United States Senator to suc
ceed Stephen M. White. His commis
sion has not yet been made out, that a
all."
The Governor would not discusst thtj
right of Governor Stone to appoint Qu.yi
Senator. He left the impression, how
ever, that if Quay is seated by tha
Senate, he will at once issue a com
mission to D. M. Burns.
Sewers Canse Sickness on the lowa.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.—Nearly]
half of the crew on the battleship lowa
are on the sick list and the men ate
loudly protesting. All of them seem to ,
have more or less malaria, and they a: a
clamoring for the removal of the ship
to better quarters. The lowa Is lying
off the Union Iron Works and the stench
from the sewers which empty into tha
bay in that neighborhood is said to ba
the cause of the sickness on board.
Mysteriously Disappeared.
OAKLAND. Appril 23.—Charles H.
Price, a Los Angeles crockery sales
man, has mysteriously disappeared. Ha
came over from San Francisco yester
day with his wife. She stepped into a
drug store and when she came out her
husband was missing. He has not been
seen since and Mrs. Price fears that ho
has committed suicide. He was a suf
ferer from severe spinal troubles.
Another Death From Smallpox.
LOS ANGELES, April 23.-J hrv
Pessel who was classed as a suspect on
Friday and declared 1 to be afflicted with
smallpox on Saturday, died at the hos
pital to-day. He had smallpox of the
most malignant type. He was a loco- •
motive fireman and a brother of Coun
cilman P-essal. No new cases of sma I
pox were found to-day.
Rain at San Jose.
SAN-JOSE, April 24.—1t has been
raining steadily since 12:30 this morn
ing and the prospects are that there
will be a sufficient fall to meet all pres
ent neeels of the grain.
Death of Dr. Plunimer.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.—Dr. R.
H. Plummer, former President of the
California Medical Society, and one of
the best known physicians in Califor
nia, died to-day of meningitis. .
The illiteracy of new recruits for the
English army is commented upon In the
report just published in London. Only
forty-nine in 1,000 are well educated
and eighteen are utterly illiterate. Thir
ty-five per cent, of the applicants are
rejected for physical disability, and this
proportion is said to show a slight im
provement over former reports.
Tame snakes are used In Morocco to
clear houses of rats and mice.
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