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P Stands for the Interests of S „ Southern California. A FOR IT. Jj VOL. XXXIII. —NO. 173. ANTI-PROHIBS. lowa Getting Tired of Its Galling Yoke. Both Parties Anxious to Throw It Off. m Much Dissension in the Republican Ranks. The Anti-Frohibs Hold a State Conven tion—Local Option and High License Favored. Associated Press Dispatches. ! Dbb MoINKB, April L.—Tim anti-pro hibition movement within the Republi can party fulminated in a State confer ence today. One hundred and ninety six delegates were present, representing several thousand Republicans. Chair man Collins, of Keokuk, said be Had been a. life-long Prohibitionist and done all in his power to enforce the law in his city, "but failed. Other speeches of a similar vein were made. Ex-Gover nor Kirkwood sent a letter in which, among other things, he said: "Person ally, I favor local option and high license with stringent regulations, but some of our Prohibition friends say if such a change is made, the Republican party will never carry an election in lowa again. Thstiooks to me very much like an bull-dozing, and Republicans never took kindly to that mode of argu ment. This policy has been pursued for some years by extreme Prohibition ists in Republican States that have not adopted prohibition, and it is now threatened here. It has not won in the past, and I think it 'will not in the future." - • Resolutions Adopted. Hon. A. B. Cumins, of Dcs Moines, presented the report of the committee on resolutions, which was received with great enthusiasm. The resolutions de clare unswerving allegiance to the prin ciples of the Republican party, as enun ciated in the Chicago platform, and con tinue: "We recognize the liquor traffic as one which requires regulation, but insist that the object of such legislation should be to minimize intemperance and mitigate its evils. The experience of this, as well as other States, has conclu sively shown that general prohibition, operating upon all communities alike, without respect to their habits, condi tions, circumstances or desire, is not adapted either to suppress intemperance or promote morals, and there fore the experiment should be abandoned, and the law should be so modified that those com munities which desire a change shall have the right to determine for them- j selves whether intoxicating liquors shall be sold as a beverage within their Hunts. "We are unalterably opposed to any attempt to introduce into the constitu tion the doctrine that State prohibition is an organic law. The State ought not be incumbered with police regulations of that character. A political organization has no just right to bring into its declar ations of principles a new doctrine, un less it be one upon which substantially all its members agree. A large num ber of Republicans in lowa, are and al ways have been opposed to general pro hibition, and if the Republican party adheres to its present position upon this question,it is manifest by such adherence that it tendß to exclude from member ship all those who believe the policy is fatal to the best interests of the State. "Inasmuch as the members of the party are not agreed upon the subject, there is obviously but one course which the party can honorably pursue; it is to rigorously exclude from the. party plat form every reference to it, leaving each Republican member of the Legislature full liberty to act with regard to it as his judgment may dictate. The experi ment of general prohibition has been faithfully tried, and in many portions of the State lamentably failed. The Re publican party cannot justify its further support as a party measure. Those members of the party holding our views cannot with favor to" themselves longer lend their aid to impose upon many communities all the evils of unlicensed, unrestricted and unregulated liquor selling. "For these reasons, and in the interest of morality, business and social order, we ask the General Assembly now in ilession to amend the prohibitory liquor law so as to give to communities that so desire to act, the power to subject to a minimum license, to be fixed by the Legislature,and to regulate the sale of in toxicating liquors through the medium of high license. And we insist on such a change in the platform of the Repub lican party as will enable us to stand fconestly upon it, and to assist in restor ing the party to complete supremacy." The Democratic Policy. The prohibition question came up in the Lower House of the Legislature this afternoon. The Democratic caucus License bill was considered. Richman (Democrat) said in spite of the strin gency of the law, it was plainly to be seen that in some localities the prohibi tory law was openly violated, while in others it was observed. The Democrats wanted this condition of affairs, and in localities where prohibition was unpop ular, they wanted the liquor traffic regu lated. Accordingly they bad, prepared a bill to fit the whole case—a bill that would give localities that wanted prohi bition a chance to do so. It provided for settling the matter of license or no license by popular vote; licenses granted only by the District Court, and then only to proper persons. Any one could make a remonstrance against a license, and, if such remonstrance was considered suffi cient, the license would be refused. The minimum license fee was to be $500, and that amount to go to the county in every case, while a municipality could exact as much more as it saw fit. Any one ob taining a license had to file a $5,000 bond for the full observance of the law. A person violating the law could be pun ished by fine and imprisonment. Any one convicted twice should forfeit all right to obtain a license again. A drug gist could keep and properly use liquors LOS ANGELES HERALD. under permits. Any person not holding a license convicted of selling liquors could be punished by a line of not less than $100. After a vigorous debate of four hours the matter went over. SPUING BACKS. Opening of the Louisiana .104-key Club's Meeting. New Q&LfAXS, April 2. —Louisiana, Jockey Club, spring meeting, first day; weather pleasant, attendance large. Six furlongs—Carlton won, Lida 1.. second, Nosegay third; time 1 Five furlongs—Crispino won, Lochiel second, Regardless third; time 1:03. Three-year-olds, seven furlongs— Blackburn won. Harvester second, Hardee thirds time ItSOW. Free handicap, mile —McMurlrie won, McAley second, Zeke Hardy third; time, i : i-".,. Washington Itaees. Wafuiin'ut.ox, April 2. —Benning race course: Track fair. Maiden 3-year-olds and upwards, six furlongs—Farthian won, San Jose sec ond, Gypsy King third; time, 1:19&. Three-year-olds, six furlongs—Pall Mall won, Little Ella second, Faustina third; time, 1:18&. Two-year-olds, half mile—Kitty T. won, Helen Wallace second, Marguerita third; Jime, 0:51,3 4 . Handicap, 3-year-olds and upwards, mile and one furlong—Prat ber won, Frank Ward second, Icchurg third; time, 2i01%. Three-year-olds and upwards, mile— Manhattan won, Carrie G. second, Not Guilty third; time, 1 :48. Manitoba Officials Resign. Winnipeg, April 2. —It is announced that Premier Greenway and Attorney- General Martin have resigned their po sitions with the Manitoba Government, and Colonel McMillan, of Winnipeg, w ill be called upon to form a new Cabi net. Greenway will go to England as immigration commissioner for Manitoba. WIND AND FLOOD. STORM-STRICKEN DISTRICTS STILL BEING HEARD FROM, The Tornado's Ravages in Kentucky Not Yet Told—The Situation on the Lower Mississippi Practically Un changed. Louisville, Ky., April 1. —Reports from the storm-stricken districts con tinue to come in. Advices from Hamp ton, Kentucky, tonight, state that six persons were killed and . twenty injured in Livingstone county. Of the injured five or six will die. The loss of live stock and poultry la very great, and far mers' losses will probably aggregate $50,000. Muhlenburg county was also visited, twenty-five buildings being de stroyed and a numlier of people injured. Louisville Recuperating. The work of tearing down demolished buildings progresses rapidly, and within a few days most .of those standing will be leveled. Subscriptions continue to come in liberally, and today over $11,000 was added to the Board of Trade fund. The relief committee is busy distribut ing this fund, so as to most effectively relieve the suffering. At the water works the temporary machinery was tested today, and worked satisfactorily. It is now believed the danger of a water famine is past. THE FLOODS. The Signal Service Says New Orleans Is Not in Danger. Washington, April 2.—The signal service has issued a special bulletin, in which it says: Notwithstanding the heavy rains, there is no likelihood that the " Mississippi will again be as high at New Orleans as it has been this season, owing to the relief given by the crevasses above. Vickshurg, Miss., April 2.—The relief committee has asked for a lot of tents, numbers Of people being homeless. The plantations on the Bayou Vidal in Louis iana are being rapidly overflowed. The levees on the Tensas front near St. Joseph are holding out well, but there is great apprehension that the return of the water from the Yazoo crevasses will cause a heavy rise, in which case no levee on the lower Mississippi could stand the pressure of the wind and water. Memphis, April 2. —The condition of the flooded district on the Mississippi side between Tunica and Greenville re mains unchanged. Greenville is par tially under water, and little business is being done. There is no suffering or need of outside aid. WITHOUT TICKEKS. Both Board of Trade and Bucket-Shops Do Better Without Quotations. Chicago, April 2. —The Board of Trade opened this morning with all the tickers and telegraph instruments off the floor. This is the result of the resolution of the board to go out of the business of furnishing official quotations, in order to run out the bucket-shops. The general impression among the mem bers is that it is a doubtful experiment. There were rumors on the board this morning to the effect that an arrange ment had been entered into with the New York Stock Exchange by which that body was to cut off its stock re ports from the bucket-shops. The members of the Board of Trade were enthusiastic this afternoon over the result of the first day's trading with quotations dropped. They say the volume of business was larger than on any day in months before. They attribute this to orders from men who have been dealing through bucket-shops. Despite the efforts of the Board of Trade the bucket-shops managed to secure quotations today with reasonable promptness, and assert that their busi ness was not diminished. The Depth of Depravity. The Herald says: "It is a mighty mean man who would break into a printing office and rob the safe, but far greater depravity is shown by the man who will steal the editor's shirt from clothes-line while the victim is eating supper in fancied security. k ' the unenviable experience o/V-bc lie: aid city editor last evening."—-rTbat expe rience ought to teach yoi'Trot to take your shirt off when supper.— [Clinton (Iowa) Age. f THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1890. PACIFIC COAST. A Wealthy San Diego Man j Accidentally Killed. Mistaken for a Deer hy an Oregon Nimrod. The Alamo Stage Held lip in Lower California. i State Capital and Golden Gate Gossip, ; The Striking Iron Moulders Sub stantially Encouraged. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 Portland, Ore., April 2. —News was received this evening that E. H. Darrah, a wealthy resident of Sari Diego, was accklentally shot and killed yesterday on the Clatskennie river, Columbia county, about'fifty miles from this city. Darrah, in company with J. D. Dover spike, came here from San Diego several weeks ago in search of timber lands, and yesterday, while in the mountains, a deer-hunter by the name of J. C. Murray saw Darrah in the thick brush,' and thinking he was a deer, iired, the ball piercing Darrah's heart. The deceased was (53 years of age, and leaves a wife and two married daughters in San Diego. His body will bebroughthere tomorrow. BAY CITY ISKIEFS. Minor Mention of News Current at the Metropolis. San Francisco, April 2.—This after noon the Iron Moulders' Union received $2,000 from the International Union beadquarters at Troy, N. V., accom panied by words of encouragement. They also received $100 from the Coast Seamen's Union. The Albatross Starts South. The United States coast survey steamer Albatross left port this afternoon for a cruise to Southern Cali fornia. Captain Tanner said the Alba tross would first touch at Santa Cruz and then go to Monterey. The object of the trip is to thoroughly explore the fish banks between the two points men tioned. The vessel is expected to be gone ten days. March Weather Report. The report of the Signal Service for March states that the rainfall for the month was slightly in excess of the normal fall for March for Oregon, Wash-, ington and Northern California, while \ in Southern California there has been less than half the usual amount. The temperature was about normal, except in Southern California, where it was about five degrees higher than usual during March. The Trans-Paclflc Record Broken. The Merchants' Exchange has been notified of the arrival of the steamer China, at Hong Kong, March 31st, twenty days from this city, including a stop at Yokohama. Ibis is the fastest trip on record, reducing the time two days. This is the China's second trip. On her lirst trip she broke the record from Yokohama to this city. The Rate Reducers. The freight committee of the Trans continental Association today revised a number of freight rates, but they will not be made public until ratified by all the roads. The rate of $2 per hundred on bananas from New Orleans has been reduced to $1.25, to go into effect May 15th. Potato Imports. Twenty carloads of potatoes arrived | today from the East. Heretofore Cali fornia has been able to ship potatoes to the Southwest, but owing to the heavy rains, there are not enough for home consumption. A reduction was made from $2 to 90 cents over the Texas Pacific, and about 500 carloads have been re ceived at California terminals during the last two months. It is calculated that from 1,500 to 2,000 carloads will be shipped here this season, as they are selling for three cents a pound on the track. A BARREN HOLD UP. A Highwayman Tackles a Lower Cali fornia Stage for SIS. San Diego, Cal., April 1. —Steamer passengers from Ensenada. Ixiwer Cali fornia, report that the Alamo stage was held up near there, Monday morning, by a lone highwayman, who, at the point of a rifle, ordered the nine men in the stage to throw out the International'! Comparty's bullion, which, it happened, was not in the stage. Major Zimpel man, of the El Paso mine, had about $8,000 in bullion with him, and other passengers had sufficient to make up about $10,000; but all they threw the robber was eighteen Mexican dollars. They obeyed his order to drive on, but afterwards returned and pursued him without avail. The International Com pany had cleaned hp $25,000 the day be fore, but was not ready to forward it. Fresno Water Works Sold. Fresno, April 2. —W. 8. MoMurtry,, president of the Fresno Water Works,] today sold the entire plant to the Muni-; cipal Investment Company, of Chicago and London, for half a million dollars.! The water supply is derived from eight wells from 150 to 530 feet deep, which yield five million gallons a day. The present consumption is one and a'half ' million gallons. The first payment of $100,000 was turned over, to "Mr. Mc 4 Murtry today. An Embezzler Arrested. Portland, Ore., April 2. —A dispatch to the Sheriff today from Salina, Kan., states that F. W. Berks has been ar rested there. Berks was the agent of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe at El Paso, Texas. It is alleged that he ' swindled the company out of abou, I fifteen thousand .dollars. He came t . Portland in February, and secured en ■ l ployment as night clerk in the Northern j Pacific freight warehouse, but left town j when his \dentitv was discovered. RAILWAY CASUALTIES. A Bad Accident on the Oregon Itoad—A Conductor's Sad Fate. Delta, Cal., April 2.—The regular southbound freight train on the Califor nia and Oregon railroad broke in two, two miles north of this place, at 4:30 this morning. Two light engines struck the caboose, driving it through a coach and pinning Conductor D. G. Gale in the wreck. Fire broke out immediately, bin ning the caboose and coach and also burning Conductor Gale to a crisp. Htrnck by a Train. Anderson, Cal., April 2.—The local northbound passenger train struck and probably fatally injured 11. H. Nunnally of this place. One arm was crushed, be sides severe internal injuries. The in jured man w as formerly Assessor of Lake county. Deafness prevented his noticing the approach of the train. Later.—Nunnally has died. Teachers at Healdsburg. Healdsuprg, Cal., April 2.—ln the Teachers' Institute this morning the programme began by a practical demon stration of the value of the kindergarten system, which was discussed by Mrs. Edith Style; literary science, by Miss Gertrude Mason ; morals and manners, by W. S. Monroe. This afternoon short addresses were delivered by Ira G. Hoitt, State Superintendent; and Will S. Monroe gave his farewell address. Dr. A. C. Hirst lectured tonight. The teachers were given a drive to Litton Springs and about the city this evening. A Missing Bark Heard' From. Tacoma, April 2.—Balfour, Guthrie & Go. have received news from the bark Embleton, which was dismasted last fall, while en route from to Tacoma, and was supposed to be lost, the advices received were that she left the Falkland islands late in February, having put in for repairs. It will take her three months to reach here. She vill arrive here about the last of May. THE DENVER SUICIDE. COUNT SCHEMMERMAN YON HART MAN'S CAREER. Ho Hailed Formerly From Los Angeles. Married an Heiress Here—Tried to Kill Her—Was Convicted and Sent to Fol som—Will be Buried Here. San Francisco, April 2. —A Denver dispatch to a local paper says: Count yon Hartman, who committed suicide here yesterday, held out for some time at San Francisco, but finally drifted to fx is Ajigeles, where he married a woman who owned considerable property, and who had been married twice before. One night the Count returned home Und a quarrel ensued. The trouble was temporarily patched np and both re tired. During the night, however, the husband brooded over the affair, and finally he determined to kill his wife. He silently stole out of bed, procured a revolver, which he placed within a few inches of her head, and fired. The ball whizzed through her hair, but luckily inflicted only a scalp wound. Thinking his wife dead, the dissolute nobleman picked up his clothing and fled. He was finally run down, and it was with considerable difficulty that the Sheriff prevented a mob from lynching him. When the case came to trial the Count was convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary at Folsom for a term of one year, when he was liberated. A few weeks ago he wrote his wife begging her forgiveness, and asked her to come and meet him at Denver. He ar rived here a few days ago, and has been carousing ever since. Yesterday morning he called on Fred. Mendel and asked for the loan of $3, as he required it for a very important mat j ter. Mendel refused to give the money ito him, knowing he would squander it, but he secured it from some other friend. This was the money he used in purchas ing a revolver. A peculiar fact connected with the suicide was the place where the bullet entered. It was the exact spot selected by the Count when he attempted to kill his wife. The woman is expected in this city today to take the body back to Los Angeles. The suicide is the result i of dissipation. COAST CULLLNGS. A serious cave occurred at the Ontario mine on Boyse mountain, Idaho, killing ! J. F. Kunkle, a miner. Ed Tenyck, formerly of Del Mar, was killed Monday by falling timber in the Elsinore mine, at Alamo. At Santa Ana a meeting of represent ative citizens agreed to assist in estab lishing a permanent exhibit of Southern California products at Chicago. James H. Hanson, founderof Hanson ville, is dead. He was a well-known pioneer of Yuba county, and at one time its representative in the Legisla ture. At Portland the switchmen on the Union Pacific, who struck Tuesday evening, returned to work the next day, the company having acceded to their demands for a 10 per cent increase in wages. At Santa Rosa 1,060 votes were palled in the city election, the largest vote ever polled" in a city election there. The Republicans carried nearly the entire ticket, but much scratching was done. SACRAMENTO NOTES. Pioneers Going to Visit the Capitol. G. A. R. Reunions on the Tapis. Sacramento, Cal., April 2. —Governor Waterman has received a letter from Governor Brackett, of Massachusetts, stating that the Society of California Pioneers of New England is to make an excursion to this State, and will be in California April 25th, 26th and 27th. Governor Brackett desires that Governor Waterman shall name a date when the visitors can visit the capitol. Governor Waterman has replied, fixing the date for their call at the capitol for the even ing of April 26th. G. A. R. Reunions. Governor Waterman and staff have received invitations to the annual re union of the G. A. R. of Northern Cali fornia, which coa.enes at Red Bluff on April 17th, and to a meeting at San Jose on April 11th,when General Alger, Com mai.der-w-Qa|f of the u.,A. R., will be present, Th > invitations have been accepted. OLD WORLD NEWS. Russian Students Continue Their Rebellion. Many of Them Arrested and Schools Closed. Sensational Rumors About the Czar Circulated. Emm Pasha Heads a German Expedition in Africa—His Course Censured by England. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 St. Petersburg, April 1. —In conse quence of the discovery of a conspiracy among the students, the university here and the institution of technology have been closed by the authorities. Count Delianoff, Minister of Public Instruction, has refused to receive a pe tition, recently prepared by students of the university, asking for a reduction in the entrance fees, the unrestricted ad mission of news and the equality of male and female students. Three hundjred excited university students assembled today, intending to march to the Minis try of Public Instruction, but the police intervened and arrested 175 of theiik. Three hundred students of the techno logical institute, and many pupils of the school of forestry and academy of inedi- j cine, have been arrested for taking part j in seditious meetings. At Moscow fifteen students were ar- | rested and will l>e tried on the charge of being political revolutionists. Forty two have been expelled from the univer sity. Forty-four will be subjected to minor punishments, and the remainder will be released. The disorder is con sidered to be a sign of revolutionary plans in connection with agitation in foreign countries regarding the treat ment of political prisoners in Siberia. It is not thought that the movement has the slightest prospect of success. Sixty-seven students at Charkoff university were arrested, and eleven ex pelled. London, April 2. —The Telegraph's St. Petersburg correspondent says the peasants are rising in Riazan and blood lias already been shed. The agitation is spreading to Finland and Poland, and gendarmes and Cossacks have been sent to quell the disorder. Excitement is in tense. Everybody sympathizes with the students. THE DARK CONTINENT. Kiuin Pasha Again Going Into the In terior. Zanzibar, April 2. —Emm Pasha has finally accepted a proposal made to him by Major Wissmann and entered the German service. He will leave Bago moyo in the middle of April for Victoria Nyanza, accompanied by a large caravan and 200 Soudanese troops. A proclamation has been circulated, signed "Emm" and addressed to the Arab police. In it the author vehe mently and absolutely disclaims being concerned in any way whatever With Stanley and the English in the recent civil action against Tippoo Tib. The Arabs are amused. London, April 2. —The Times has an editorial reproaching Emm Pasha. It points out that after British money and enterprise extricated him from his un tenable position, he is now assisting Germany in an unti-British movement. A Truce in Zanzibar. Bwana Heri, chief of the insurgents, has concluded peace with the Germans. At the request of the latter he will re turn to Sandani, from which place two German expeditions recently at tempted to expel him. Wissmann has forbidden caravans to enter the German sphere of influence north of the Tanga unless they have received special per mission. The German consul accom-. panied by two gunboats, is paying an official visit to the Sultan of Witu. The Somali War. Aden, April 2. —The British expedi tion, recently sent out against the Soma lis having failed to accomplish its mis sion, another expedition has been started. A belligerent tribe has made another attack upon the Buthai people and defeated them with terrible slaughter. Peters and Tiedemann Safe. Cologne, April 2. —The Gazette pub lishes the news from Mombassa that Lieutenant Ehlero, who left Pangini for Mount Kilima-Njaro with a detachment of Major Wissmann's troops, sent a dispatch stating that Dr. Peters and Lieutenant Tiedemann, with forty porters belonging to Dr. Peters's party, are safe, and Lieutenant Tiedemann is suffering from a wound. FOREIGN MISCELLANY. News Erhoes from Different Parts of the Old World. Liverpool, April 2.—The City of Taris arrived tonight. Next Friday, Saturday and Monday will be holidays in the" grain and.pro vision markets. The new White Star line steamer Majestic sailed for New York on her maiden voyage today. London, April 2. —During the races at Fowey, Cornwall, today, the grand stand collapsed. Two bundred persons' were thrown to the ground thirty feet, and many injured; some fatally. Berlin, April 2. —The kreuz Zeitung says the Czar is suffering from fainting fits. St. Petersburg, April 2.—lt is learned from a reliable source that the report that the Czar has been attacked by a sudden illness, is untrue. The Czar is enjoying perfect health. Paris, April. 1. —Doiri Jfpedro, ex- Emperor of Brazil, has remsed to ac cept the proceeds of the forced sale of his Brazilian property ordered by the provisional government. Lisbon, April 2.—The cabinet has ■ been reconstructed. Pimental Prime Minister. i London, April 2.—The Berlin corres • pondent of the Chronicle says a partially I successful attempt has been made upon i the life of the Czar. The Servian agent will leave Sofia to -SsB A YE ARK— Buys the Daily Hekald and * the Wpeki.v HeraM). , I <i IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. , -off FIVE CENTS. morrow. A rupture between Servia and Bulgaria ia imminent. The trouble is said to have been fomented by Russia. The Morning Pout advises the Govern ment to stop building ironclads, which will soon become worthless, and imitate the marine policy of the United States in constructing fast cruisers like the Chicago. MEXICAN CONGRESS CONVENES. President Diaz's Message Read—Extracts Therefrom. City of Mexico, April2.—Both Houses of Congress opened last evening. Presi dent Diaz's message was received. He says good effects are expected to follow the deliberations of the Pan-American Con ference for the new world, and the Mari time Congress at Washington for the nations at large. The message refers to the United States for the slighting re marks of Consul Mizner when he pre sented bis credentials to Costa Rica, and states that the United States promised to take into consideration the protest of Mexico against bringing the Apache prisoners near the Mexican frontier. The- Government at Washington, the message says, refused to consider the proposition of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for the acquisition of Lower California. His Excellency calls attention to the decision of the United States Courts in the matter of the fraud ulent Abra-Weil claims, and states that the last installment of the debt to the United States Government was paid in January last. It is expected that fort of this money will be refunded, ow to the bogus nature of some of the claims. Mexico, Diaz says, will encour age railroad building. The progres • <>.' the work done in this direction, and I he development of postal and teleg: mh facilities are summarized. The financial condition of the republic is declared to be flourishing, and Mexico's credit abroad is stronger than ever before. The message recommends retrenchment in the expenses of the Government. CALIFORNIA WONDER. CORBETT WILLING TO MEET SUL LIVAN WITH GLOVES. He is Ready to Talk Business With the Big Champion — The Olympic Club Tells Hun to Go In and Fight Hard. New Yoev, April 2.—Jim Corbett, or the "California Wonder," as he has been styled sinoe he defeated Kilrain, when spoken to about his proposed con test with John L. Sullivan, said: "lam willing to meet Sullivan in any business office he may please to name, .0 arrange terms for a fourround contest with gloves, within two weeks. This is the only stipulation I must insist upon. My leave of absence has nearly expired, and it is imperative- that I return to my duties at the Olympic.Athletic Club. If Mr. Sullivan will agree to the time stip ulated, I feel sure a match can be ar ranged." Corbett spoke throughout the inter view with modesty; in fact it was a difficult matter to get him to say a word about the contest, for fear, as he said, people would think him boastful. San Francisco, April 2. —The Chronicle will say tomorrow regarding the Sullivan- Corbett match, that while the directors of the Olympic Club have taken no formal action in the matter, one member took it upon himself to visit all the others today, and as the result a tele gram was sent to Corbett tonight, tell ing him: to fight and fight bard, as the best wishes of the club were with him. OUR MERCHANT MARINE. How to Place It on an Equality With That of Other Nations. Washington, April 2. —The House committee on merchant marine and fish eries today reported a bill "to place the American merchant marine engaged in : foreign trade, upon an equality with that of other nations." The principal provis ions of the bill have already been given. The report accompanying it says in part: The ocean transportation of the United States averaged $240,000,00(1 annually the past ten years. Taking our share of this trade at 75 per cent.,we have the amount of $180,000,000, ten per cent, of which is $18,1X10,000. Surely it would not be a bad investment for a nation to pay out $18 annually to secure an opportunity to earn $180, but if this is too large, make it 5 per cent. That would be double what the bounty bill will call for. In the ten ye&rt to come, the estimate of the committee is that, under the terms of the bill, the payment in Iwunties for the first year would be: For sail vessels, $1,644,811); steam vessels, $1,715,922 ; total, $3,360, --751. The annual increase would be about 5 per cent., so it would be ejght years before the annual bounty 1 will amount to $5,000,000. Representative Fithian submitted the. report of the minority, which says a subsidy would be creating and fostering a privileged class at the expense of the whole people. The minority believe that the most effective way to bring about a revival of the shipping industry is for Congress to place all materials used in the construction of ships upon the free list; repeal all laws in restraint of trade; repeal restrictive navigation laws, and permit merchants to buy their ships where they can buy them cheap est, and sail them under the American flag. Players' League Affairs. New York, April 2. —The conference of the directors of the Players' National Baseball League today was harmonious. Those delegates who had in' mind the alteration of the entire schedule evi dently saw no chance to carry their point, and the subject was not broached. An important change was made by amending the opening dates so that the seasons of both the National and Play ers' League will open the same day, April 19tlv This change will have the effect of making the Players' League more aggressive, and silences the National League, who claimed that the players were afraid to clash with them in dates. The deserter question was prompt I. settled by a decision that Beekley, Mul vey and llelehanty should be reinstated if the directors passed a unaniniouu vote to that effect. No exhibitions will be allowed- Sundays.