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V Stands for the Interests of ■] g. Southern California. A SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXIII.—NO. IHO. EASTERN WEATHER. Terrific Storms in Western Pennsylvania. Unlucky Johnstown Again Badly Deluged. Friarhtfol Havoc Created by Cyclones in Ohio. Atmospheric Disturbances Kxtending From the Gulf to Canada—Lives Lost and Property Destroyed. Associated Picas Dispatches.! PITTSBURG, April 9. —Western Penn sylvania was visited by a severe vain, wind and electric storm this morning. Great damage was done, and at least tw<> lives Avere lost. In the city a num ber of houses were struck by lightning, and several persona were stunned, but not seriously injured. Rain fell in tor rents, flooding cellars and causing small streams to overflow. At West Elizabeth, two children of George Beattie were drowned while crossing Lobb's run. At Indiana a flouring mill was struck by lightning and burned. In Westmore land county rain fell in torrents for two hours. All the streams overflowed their banks, and much property was washed away. At Perm Station a number of families were compelled to vacate their houses. Up the Manor valley the great est damage was done. Most of the bridges were carried away, and the Manor Valley railway was badly washed out. The county roads are deeply gut ted, rendering travel dangerous. At Tyrone the Juniata river is over banks, houses and lots are inundated, and peo ple are compelled to move. In Cambria county the Conemaugh river and Stony creek are again raging, and the lower portion of Johnstown is again under water. Several bridges have been washed away, and operations at the mills suspended. At 8 o'clock tonight the water was two feet deep in the tele graph office. Johnstown, Pa., April 9.—A terrific wind storm today caused the Conemaugh river to rise rapidly, and a large part of the town is flooded, but at !) p. m. the highest point seems to have been reached. Tho whole borough of Wood vale is flooded to a depth of two to four feet. The lower floors of sixty or sev enty buildings are covered with water. The gas works arc flooded, and there is 10 light tonight, except that of lamps and candles. All the bridges have been washed out except the Pennsylvania railroad bridge, which is the only means of communication with thejother side. Considerable damage has been done to the Cambria mills. It is thought the water will recede tomorrow. CYCLONES IN OHIO. Fearful Havoc Created By Tuesday Night's Storms. Akbon, 0., April 9. —A terrific wind storm visited Springfield township last night, doing considerable damage. Several farm houses and outbuildings were demolished and crops ruined. Two or three people were slightly injured. Later reports show that the storm was moßt severe about two miles north west of Sharon, Mayne county. In ten minutes it leveled everything in its track, over six miles of farm lands for a width of thirty rods, demolished dozens of buildings, killed one man, fatally in jured a man and woman and seriously hurt others. Large trees were cut down like corn stalks. The storm first struck the farm of James Hartman. From there it went to three other farms in a direct line, tear ing up everything in its path, the occu pants of buildings escaping by seeking refuge in the cellars. Then, after cut ting a swath through nearly a mile of timber land, the tornado struck the farm of Christian Walall, tearing his barn to pieces and tipping his two-story dwell ing over on its side. Matthew Brom ley's barn was carried several rods and dashed to splinters, Mr. Bromley being fatally injured. The storm then visited the farm of Hugh Franks, where the de struction was complete, the house and out-buildings being shaken to frag ments. Franks was killed and his wife fatally injured. After this the tornado evidently rose high in the air, and jumping over the southern part of this city, dropped down upon Springfield township with the re sult mentioned above. From there the storm trailed along into Starke county, leaving debris scattered over a stretch of fifteen miles. The loss amounts to many thousands of dollars. This is the first tornado or cyclone storm which has ever visited this section. Nobwalk, 0., April 9. —In last night's cyclone Dora Halmer was killed and half a dozen people were hurt. Cleveland, Ohio, April 9, —Later re ports from Norwalk say the damage by Jaßt night's cyclone will amount to $75,000. Besides Dora M. Palmer, no other fatalities are reported, but several people were seriously hurt. At Collins, twenty houses, two saw mills, a factory and a dozen barns were demolished, trees were blown down and fences de stroyed. Several people were hurt, and two or three may die. IN CHICAGO'S SUBURBS. The Village of Highland Park Has a Terrl , ble Visitation. Chicago, April 9.—A terrible wind and rain storm swept down upon the suburban village of Highland Park late last night, and did great damage to property. A Catholic church was blown over, crushing the dwelling houses of Martin Bleetel and Michael Rafferty. Several other buildings were badly wrecked, but no one waß seriously in jured. The entire fronts of several stores were blown in, and the tin roof of a big block ripped off and banged about the streets for several minutes, creating no end of terror. Considerable damage was also done at Lake Forest. Great Destruction in Virginia. Roanoke, Va., April 9. —A tornado passed over this section of the State this LOS ANGELES HERALD. evening. In this city the cast house at the Crozier Iron Works was demolished. Three laborers were killed and one fatally hurt. Nearly a hundred build ings in the course of erection were totally demolished. The Salem furnace was blown down and one man was slightly hurt. The loss here will he over $100, --000. Richmond, Va., April 9. —A violent gale, accompanied by heavy rain, did great damage to frail buildings tonight, and several people were slightly in jured. Gale on Lake Huron. Goderh-h, Out., April 9. —A terrific gale on Lake Huron today caused the loss of lumber and fishing boats. The freight schooner Passican, manned by the three Matheson boys, is missing, and it is feared all are lost. An Electric Storm In York State. Nvack, N. V., April 9. —A terrific thunder and lightning storui this morn ing destroyed half a dozen barns in Rockland county. Considerable stock was killed by the lightning and hail. A Tornado in the South, Columbus, Ga., April 9. —A tornado swept this vicinity this afternoon, and damaged much property in this city. Several villages in Eastern Alabama were also badly damaged. No fatalities are reported. Sandy Olds Sentenced. Portland, Ore., April 9.—"Sandy" Olds, convicted of the murder of Eiiiil Webber last May, was today sentenced to be hanged May 16th, next! CHICAGO STRIKERS. THE CARPENTERS' UNION FIGHT ING- FOR RECOGNITION. An Important Development in their Favor —The Organization in a Fair Way of Succeeding—Cigar-Makers' Trouble. Chicago, April t). —An important de velopment in favor of the striking car penters was learned tonight. A com mittee of non-union master carpenters called on the strike committee this even ing, and had a lengthy conference. There are 1,500 or 1,600 of these small bosses in the city, employing nearly, if not quite, half the journeymen, and they object to the 110 large bosses who com pose the Builders' Exchange, monopo lizing and controlling all the business. They proposed to the men to form an alliance with the strikers. They are and have been willing to grant the men's demands, but the action of the association masters has locked them out. This they resent) and a meeting has been called for tomorrow to form an association. One of their leaders said late tonight: "You can say that within a day or two tbe association of bosses will have all these men at work again, at union rates and hours, while the Car penters and Builders' Association will find itself reduced to the necessity of coming to the strikers' terms, or remain ing without them." This arrangement, if made, will result in more than half the strikers going back, and will strengthen the cause of the others immensely. Otherwise than the above, there was no change of note in the carpenters' strike today. The strikers have pickets at all the depots and suburban towns, and whenever they find men coming to town to work, they generally succeed in inducing them not to. The strike is costing over $35,000 a week, but they say they are prepared for an all-summer siege. When their money is exhausted they claim they will fall back on the National Council, behind which is the Federation of Labor. They claim to be supported by every labor organization in the United States. The struggle is for the recognition of the union, and the bosses declare they will not grant this. The cigar-makers' troubles took a new turn this morning, when fifty non-union men, employed at the Columbia factory, struck for higher wages. While they were negotiating with'irepresentatives of the Cigar-makers' Union, with a view to joining that body, two of their leaders were arrested on the charge of intimida tion, Central Pacific Officials. San Fbancisco, April 9. —The direc tors of the Central Pacific railroad who were elected yesterday met today and selected the following officers: Presi dent, Leland Stanford; first vice-presi dent, C. P. Huntington; second vice president, C. F. Crocker; third vice president, A. N. Towne; treasurer, Timothey Hopkins; secretary and con troller, E. H. Miller, Jr. The annual meetings of the various branches of the Southern Pacific Company were held to day, and the old officers and directors re-elected. Politicians Indicted. Richmond, Va., April 9. —The United States Circuit Court Grand Jury today indicted Preston Belvin, president of the Powhatton Club; A. G. Smith, Jr.,nom inee for Commonwealth Attorney; A. B. Guigion, E. C. Tate and others, for com bining to delay and prevent voting in the first precinct of Jackson ward, at the election held November 6,1889, for mem ber of Congress. All the parties are Democrats, Methodist Zeal. New York, April 9.—The Methodist Episcopal conference has petitioned Con gress to contribute educational aid to such States as will accept the same. Complete legal prohibition is endorsed by the conference; also the establish ment of a National Methodist university, in order to counteract the ambitious en terprise of Papal aggrandizement at Washington. Raymond Not Yet Resigned. San Francisco, April 9.—Creed Hay mond, counsel for the Southern Pacific, stated tonight that he had not yet handed in his resignation to the Board of Directors, but intended to do so on Friday or Saturday. Paper Dealers Assign. Philadelphia, April 9.—M. O. Raiguel & Co., paper dealers, have assigned. Liabilities, $100,000. The members of the firm claim that the assets will fully cover the indebtedness. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1890. NATIONAL CAPITAL The Montana Contest Further Debated. Turpie's Flagellation of the Canvassing Board. The Chinese Census Bill Taken Up- By the Senate. Republicans Try To Obstruct Legislation On This Important Subject - Evarts Going to Speak. Associated Press Dispatches. I Washington, April !).—ln the Senate today, among the bills reported from committee and placed on the calendar, was the Senate bill to amend the third section of the Interstate Commerce act. The House bill appropriating $75,000 to supply the deficiency occasioned by the Silcott defalcation was passed. The Montana Contest. The Senate then resumed considera tion of the Montana case, and Pugh con cluded hia argument in favor of the Democratic claimants. Turpie presented argument on the same side of the question. The canvass ing board at Helena, he said, had no right to throw out the abstract of the returns at precinct 34. They had not dared to throw out the abstract for the whole county, because they would have defeated the Repub lican candidates for Congress. The action of the Territorial Board of Can vassers was an act of usurpation, and therefore utterly void. The elimination of precinct 34 was null, and therefore the election of the five delegates from Silver Bow county was null. The word "elimination," aa used by the Territorial canvassers, was a mellifluous euphonism of that body for an act of forgery. Upon a claim bo de testably false, what legal title, he said, could be made ? He asked whether the abridgment of a lie was to have more force than a whole edition, and char acterized the rejection of the votes of precinct 34 as an act of "strangling" on the part of the "three thugs of the re turning board." Further on he spoke of the canvassing board as a triple coil of adders, com posed of "a Chief Justice from Verulam, a Secretary from Sodom and a Governor from Gomorrah," and wound up with a scathing denunciation of all concerned. In the course of the discussion as to the time for a vote, it was stated by Mor gan that the Democratic Senators were ready to vote upon the question without further debate. The offer was accepted on the Repub lican side, but the arrangement was de feated by Call taking the floor and stat ing his desire to address the Senate on the subject tomorrow. The Chinese Census Bill. The Montana election case having been laid aside, Hale asked unanimous con sent to have the Chinese Enumeration bill taken up, but Evarts objected, and then Hale made a formal motion to that effect. The motion met with resistance on the Republican side, but all the Dem ocrats sided with Hale, and the vote re sulted : yeas 39, nays 19, and the bill was taken up- Hale said lie did not desire to take up time with the bill, and was willing to proceed with the vote on the pending amendment. Evarts said he regarded the amend-, ments reported by the census committee as an improvement on the bill, and was willing they should be adopted, but as to the merits of the bill itself, it was his design and his duty to debate it, and his duty to debate it at some length. Mitchell explained the purpose of some amendments which he offered. He did not like the bill very well as it came from the House, but as amended by the Senate committee it was, he said, abso lutely worthless and insufficient. He desired to have the pending bill amended to' require Chinese to show that they were residents on the Ist of October, 1888, the date of the Scott exclusion act, instead of (as the Senate amendment proposed) on the Ist of June, 1890. He asked Hale whether he was willing to give a certificate that should be good as a "ticket of leave" or a "ticket of stay" to those Chinese who> got into the country unlawfully, Bince October, 1888. Hale admitted that he was willing to give amnesty to 500 or 600 Chinese per sons who came since October, 1888, for the sake of closing the doors in the future. Hearst said his idea and notion of leg islation on the subject was the passage of a law that would exclude the Chinese from coming to this country after a cer tain date, but would treat" the Chinese already here fairly. Mitchell agreed with Hearst, and de sired to have the law exclude all Chin ese except members of the diplomatic corps. Dawes wanted to know what use there would be in having Chinese diplo mats admitted if they had no Chinese interests to look after. "I would rather never see a Chinese diplomat here," was Mitchell's reply, "than permit the country to be overrun by the yellow hordes of the Chinese Em pire." Without action the Senate adjourned. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. The Naval Question Again Under Con sideration. Washington, April 9.—ln the House today, on motion of Struble, of lowa, the Senate amendment, was non-con curred in to the House bill providing for townsite entries of land in Oklahoma, and a conference was ordered. The House then went into committee of the whole on the Naval Appropriation bill. Wilkins, of Louisiana, said he would not emulate Great Britain in building ships, but China had a better fighting armament today than the United States. This Government had been taking extreme measures with China. T * wis part of proper precaution to bu which could cope with those of nations upon which contumely had t ast. He advocated the establishment of a navy yard at Algiers, Louisiana. Adams, of Illinois, said the people he represented were anxious for a navy yard at the mouth of the Mississippi river. Coleman, of Louisiana, advocated New Orleans. Pending final action, the committee rose and the House adjourned. Shot Her Father. Omaha, Neb., April 9 Nickol aon threatened his son-in-law John Burbank with an axe and afterwards chased his daughter with a pitchfork. She escaped by good luck. Nickolson was arrested, but released yesterday on bail. In the morning he met his daugh ter on the street and the quarrel was renewed. Mrs. Burbank drew a revol ver and shot her father in the leg and thigh, and as he fell attempted to blow his brains out, but was disarmed. She is under arrest. Nickolson is an old man, and will probably die. A Switchman Killed. LATUBOr, Cal., April 9. —This evening E. Powers was run over and instantly killed while switching in the Lathrop yard. He endeavored to step on the front end of an engine, missed his footing, went under and was terribly mangled. He came here from Sacramento on the Ist instant. Joined the State Board of Trade. Redwood City, Cal., April 9. —The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo county decided today to affiliate with the State Board of Trade. C. E. Knapp, of San Mateo, has been appointed member of the State organization, to represent this county. WHICH WILL WIN? THE SOUTHERN NEGRO VERSUS THE WESTERN HOG. Colored Agriculturists File Objections Against the Conger Lard Compound Bill—Republican Party Threatened. Washinoton, April 9. —By request the House committee on agriculture today reopened the hearing on the Conger Compound bill, and the Butter worth Anti-Option bill, both of which have been reported to the House with favorable recommendation. On the first named bill, A. Graves, repre senting the Georgia Agricultural Association, and J. Pennoyer Jones, representing the colored cotton farmers and planters of Arkansas (both colored), made arguments against its passage. Graves pleaded for the protection of the cotton-seed industry against the burdens imposed by the bill, on the ground that it had contributed more •than anything else to improve the con dition of the colored farmers and labor ers of the South. To pass this bill, he asserted, would be the entering wedge which would separate the colored people from the Republican party. Jones, in the course of his arguments, said if cotton-seed oil must be taxed why not tax Western hogs? Why break down one industry that another should be protected? The Republican party is committed to the policy of the protec tion of American industries: but had it placed in the Chicago platform the singular creed that one industry should be taxed to death that another might be protected, the party would have been buried so deep by the weight of public disfavor that Gabriel's trumpet would not awaken them. The system inaugu rated by the Republican party of taxing one industry to protect another will be resented by tne great mass of the people, ami the part}' that insanely attempts it will he hurled from power. "The Democratic party," Jones said, "is Committed to free trade. If there is anything in their professions we confi dently look to them to defeat this most pernicious measure. The bill, stripped of all disguise, resolves itself into this condition: The Western hog against the Southern negro. Which will win ? There are over two hundred oil mills, mostly in the South. They employ nearly 75,000 persons, more than three fourths of whom Are colored men. At least three persons are dependent upon each of these senenty-five thousand for support. The passage of this bill would close up many of these mills and throw thousands ot dependent people out of employment, and entail hardship and want upon the people least able to stand it. And all this to protect the Western hog." The Billiard Tournament. Chicago, April 9. —At the matinee game in the billiard tournament, be tween Catton and Heiser, the play was slow on both sides, and brilliant shots were the exception and not the rule. The game was rather closely played throughout, and at the end of "the twenty-fifth innings each had 167 points. In tile next two innings Catton, by magnificent playing, won the game. Score: Catton," 260; average, 9 7-27; best run, 74. Heiser, 169; average, 6 13-36; best run, 25. The game this evening between Schaeffer and Ives was a walk-over for the former, although he was to play 500 points against Ives' 275. The game was the most remarkahle in the present tournament, Schaeffer beating the highest run which had been made by Slosson. In the eleventh in ning the "wizard" scored 200 and then missed an easy two-cushioned shot. Ives' playing throughout the game was very tame. Score, Schaeffer 500, aver age 38 6-13; highest runs 130 and 200. Ives 52, average 4, highest 14. Granite Contract Awarded. Sacramento, April 9. —At a meeting of the Board of State Prison Directors, at the Golden Eagle hotel this morning, Daniel Sherrin was awarded a license for taking granite from the grounds at San Quentin. He will pay the State 3>j cents a ton for loose rock and 10 cents for building rock. The prison directors reserve the right to terminate the contract w r henever deemed necessary to the interests of the State. Manvel Reducing Salaries. Boston, April 9.—President Manvel has reduced the Atchison salary list $500,000, and will reduce the operating expenses $1,000,000. The Boston traveller says all advices from Magoun and Reinhart, of the Atch ( iei n > stem, now in California, are of a I most atisLctory character. A PLAGUE OF MICE. A Terrible Scourge in Southern Russia. Field Mice Overrunning the Entire Country. Devouring; Everything- Before Them. Dogs Killed and Eaten. Thoy Swim Rivers and Climb Mountains. Nothing Can Stop Their Progress. Associated Press Dispatches. I New York, April 9. —According to a cable dispatch, a terrible plague has awept over a large section of Southern Russia. Millions of field mice have over run the provinces, and are passing northward. They have ruined culti vateds field, completely gutted graneries wheat stacks, and killed and eaten sev eral hundred dogs. They swim rivers and climb mountains, and there seems to be no way either of exterminating them or arresting their progress. AND STILL THEY COME. More Chinamen Smuggled Across the Border at Detroit. Detroit, April 9. —Monday afternoon the Detroit custom house officials re ceived word of the presence of four strange Chinese, in Windsor. They were duly watched, but threw the United States officers off their guard, and during the night were ferried across to Detroit and spirited away by their compatriots, or agents of the institution, which seems to be carrying on a wholesale Chinese im portation business along the border near here. Wun Wan Wen, of Toronto, is at the head of the business. Trying to Cross at Niagara. Niagara Falls, April 9. —Four China men made two unsuccessful attempts to smuggle themselves into the United States yesterday, once in the closet of a car which crossed the bridge during the day, and again at night, when they rowed over the river. The second failure was due to their being discovered by American customs officers. The China men have left for Toronto. Two More Caught In Tia Juana. San Dieoo, April 9. —Two more Chin ese were caught at Tia Juana this fore noon, while trying to steal across the line, making twenty-five apprehended since Sunday. ELECTRICAL EXECUTION. A Jury Appointed to Witness Kemmler's Death. Albany, April 9. —There was an im portant consultation today to decide who should form the jury to witness the first electrical execution in the State. It was finally decided to form a jury of scientific ex perts, among whom will be Elbridge T. Gerry and other members of the com mission who reported in favor of this mode of execution. A member of the Associated Press will be made one of the party to witness Kemmler's death. He will not be asked to give any pledge that he will not violate the provisions of the law with reference to publishing details, but the law will be read to him. He must be prepared to take the responsibility if he violates it, either for the purpose of testing its constitutionality or any other purpose. CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS. The Leading News of the Old World Briefly Told, Hector Ilenoteau, the French painter, is dead. A railway train was thrown down an embankment at Frankfort, Germany; twenty-seven workmen were injured. It is stated that Emperor William has written the Czar, urgently advising him to make liberal concessions to the people. Buwana, Heri andlcasi, the insurgent leaders, and the remnant of their fol lowers, have surrendered to Major Wiss man. The Brazilian Government has promulgated decrees for the liberty of the press, and liberty of associations and public meetings. The Emperor attended a dinner given in his honor by Herbert Bismarck. Among those present were Caprivi and twelve other ministers and generals. The London Times' correspondent at Rome says: It is reported that an in quiry into the municipal finances reveals a state of bankruptcy, exceeding the worst anticipations. Numerous failures are expected. St. Petersburg information from pri vate sources is to the effect that the Czar still remains in a terribly nervous condition, while the Czarina is threat ened with insanity. The appeals on behalf of Richard Davies, an eighteen-year-old boy, and his brother George, 16 years old, sen tenced to death for the murder of their father at Crewe, England, were unavail ing. Both were hanged. It is stated that Emperor William will appoint a court of nonor to deal with quarrels between officers of the army. The Emperor will only permit a duel for a blow, or an insult "to a lady relative or fiancee, when the offender re fuses to apologize. The Hamburg-American line's steamer Augusta Victoria, having been fitted with new three-bladed screws, instead of the screws with four blades hitherto used, averaged a speed of twenty knots (equal to twenty-three miles) an hour during an eight hours' trial. La Paix (a French paper, supposed to be inspired) says there is talk of the fossibility of an agreement between ranee and Germany, to be followed by a general disarmment. La Paix thinks Emperor William will not shrink from any means to attain this end. A meeting of German workmen was held at Olten. Two hundred and forty seven delegates, representing 120,000 workmen of various trades, were pres ent. Resolutions were adopted favoring the formation of trades unions and acci dent insurance funds, and calling for amendments to the factory laws. ->$8 A YEARS— Buys the Daily Herald and $2 the Weekly Herald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. EASTERN ECHOES. Governor Jackson, of Maryland, has signed the Australian Ballot bill. At Worcester, Mass., Fred Kimball, teller of the People's Savings Bank is missing, as is also $43,500 of the bank's funds. At Galveston, Texas, the Texas Stand ard Cotton-Seed Oil Mill and Refinery burned Tuesday night. Loss, $200,000; fully covered by insurance. Fred Medhurßt, cashier of the First National Bank of Minot, Dak., has dis appeared. Three thousand dollars of the bank's funds are missing. James Monroe Shellenburger, a mem ber of the Pennsylvania State Board of Charities, is missing, and it is charged that his accounts are $3,000 short. At Lexington, Ky., eleven cottages, tenanted by negroes, and two fine stables on the race track were burned Tuesday night. The thoroughbreds in the stables were gotten out safely. Loss, $17,000. Near West Point, Ky., a derrick used in repairing a railway trestle, broke, and four workmen were precipitated 125 feet into the gulch below and killed. Sev eral other men were painfully hurt. Finishing Touches. Washinoton, April 9. —The Republi can members of the ways and means committee were in conference this after noon, adding the finishing touches to the Tariff bill. The most important change made was in the schedule relat ing to fine linens, and here the commit tee reconsidered all former action, wiped out the provision that increased the duty to be collected in 1894, and fixed the rates as they stand in the existing law. THE COLD WATER PARTY. ASSEMBLING OF THE ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION. A Row Over the Temporary Organization —General John Bid-well Says He Does Not Want to Be Governor. San Fbancisco, April 9. —The regular annual State Convention of the Prohibi tion party convened at Pioneer hall, this morning. Nearly all the prominent Prohibitionists of the State were present. The convention was called to order by Rev. George Morris, chairman of the executive committee, He related the objects of the conven tion, and called the memfx of the committee upon the platfori The exercises were opened with tl singing of the anthem "America," fo lowed by prayer from Rev. J. Maude, "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," wa rendered by Mrs. Dr. Spencer. An attempt was made then to call the roll. It was proceeded with for about twenty minutes, when a scene was created by several delegates rising and objecting to the proceedings until a regular presiding officer was chosen. No attention was paid to them. Then a general clamor arose. Chauncey H. Dunn took a stand in front of the chairman's table and moved that a president be chosen at once. A general cry went up from both sides, while the secretary stood with the roll in his hand, watching the tumult. E. F. Dinsmore,of Benicia, shouted: "Those in favor of General John Bidwell, of Chico, acting as chairman of this con-: vention, right now, say aye." The ayes carried it with a will, and the General was seated. A. J. Waterhouse, of Stockton, was elected to the office of secretary. ■ , ... The main object of the convention having been achieved, the chair ap pointed the following committee on cre dentials : Will D. Gould, T. B. Stewart, G. M. Roberts, C. W. Peddar and J. F. Ward. An adjournment was then taken till this afternoon. At the evening session the committees on organization and order of business, platform and finance were appointed, and the first-named|committee reported, recommending L. W. Elliott, of Stock ton, for permanent chairman. General Bidwell, who was announced as a candi date for Governor, asked the convention to respect his wishes that he be not nominated. The convention the n ad journed until tomorrow. THE GALLOPERS. A Fast Mile lit Made at the San Jose Races. San Jose, April 9. —The closing day of the Blood-Horse Association took plaoe today. The mile stake, all ages—Kitty Van won, Daisy D. second, Fannie F. third; time, 1:41. The Lick House stake, 2-year-olds, five furlongs—Joe Woodman won, Bon Ton second, Pimero third; time, I:O4J^. The Hobson stakes, all ages, one and one-fourth miles—Ed McGinnis first, Oro second, Sacramento third; time, 2:12. The Sprinter stake, quarter-mile dash and repeat, all ages—Sunday won the second and third heats and the race; Comet taking the first heat; time of each heat, 24 seconds. New Orleans, April 9. —Cloudy and windy; track fast. Five furlongs—Vat tell won, Peanut second, Regardless third; time, 1:02 U. Six furlongs—Maggie G. won, Skobe lofi' second, Bonnie Annie third; time, 1:16. Five furlongs—Puente won, Miss Fran cis second, School Girl third; time, 1:02. Free handicap, seven furlongs—Ormie won, Ruby second, Jay Cocks third; time, 1:29. Three-year-olds and upward, handicap, mile and sixteenth —Tudor won, Buckler second, Bonnie King third; time, I:29J£. Randall Suffers a Relapse. Washington, April 9. —Ex-Speaker Randall experienced another relapse, after passing a bad night. His condition this morning is much worse than yester- . day. Dr. Mallar, Randall's physician, said this afternoon that the condition of the patient was very serious, although Ran dall was slighfly better today than last night. Washington, April 9. —Representative Randall's condition tonight is just about ( st night. He is, if any t dasier, but this is due to f . fr. the abscesses, and he may at any tim< have a recurrence of tha n lapsee whk sap away hia strength.