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RECIPROCITY JINGO. How Blame's Fond Hope Was Deferred. The Reciprocity Idea Evolved by Him Years Ago. It Was to Have Been the Trinmph of the Garfield' Administration. Ualteaa's Ballet Postponed the Fruition of the Project—Col. Conger of Ohio Gives Oat » Bit of Un written History. Associated Press Dispatches. Chicago, Nov. s.—The Tribune will print the following tomorrow: A Tribune reporter met L. Conger, the Ohio member of the Republican national committee, in the city, and while discussing the principle of reci procity Colonel Conger said: "Let me give you a little incident -which occurred during Garfield's ad ministration that I happened to know. There is a little bit of unwritten history in connection with it, and it will do no harm to give it out at this time. It shows tbat reciprocity was to be the great policy to be developed in Gar field's administration, and his great sec retary of state was unmistakably its au thor. "I happened to arrive in Washingtoi on the early morning train the day Sen ator Conkling resigned hie seat in the United States eenate. Upon my arrival the first person I met was Hon. Emory Uteris of Chicago, a close friend of Sen ator Conkling. I remarked to Mr. Storre: 'You are an early rieer.' "He replied: 'Yes, I have been too much disturbed to sleep.' "He then told me that he had been with Senator Conkling till long after midnight; that tbe senator, as was well known, was greatly displeased with the appointment of Mr. Robertson as col lector of the port of New York, and pro posed to resign his seat in the senate that day, and that dissension in our party, and perhaps disaster, would fol low. "We took breakfast together and dis cussed the possibility of reconciliation or harmonizing of differences. It was agreed that I should call upon the presi dent at once and lay tbe situation be fore him. I immediately proceeded to the White house, met Garfield and Mar shal Henry, and made known my mis sion. "President Garfield requested me to have Mr. Storrs see Senator Conkling at once and assure him he (Garfield) had no personal feeling in tbe matter. He meat no disrespect to the senator in the appointment, and stood ready to carry out any wish of the senator that was fair and reasonable, except that he could not recall the appointmet of Senator Robertson, He would be glad to have Mr. Storrs seethe senator aud bring any suggestion he might have to offer con cerning the appointment of hiß friends to other positions. "I returned to the hotel and reported to Mr. Storrs the result of my interview with the president. Mr. Storrs seemed well pleased with tbe assurances given. He said he would see Senator Conkling at once, and believed he could get him to reconsider his determination to resign, and said I should return to the White house and inform the president that he would see the senator imme diately. "I returned to the president and we waited for tidings from Mr. Storrs, but none came. Finally, Mr. Brown, the president's private secretary, came in and handed the president a telegram. It was fromjtheCapitol,announcing that Senator Conkling had resigned his seat. "I shall never forget the look upon Garfield's face when he read the tele gram. He handed it to me and said : •It is up; the die is cast; Senator Conk ling has resigned, and the consequences, whatever they may be, must rest with him. Nothing further can be done now.' "I remarked to the president: 'lam very sorry at the turn matters have taken. lam fearful that the stalwart Republicans will side with Mr. Conkling, and it might create a split in the party, and defeat your renomination. "Now mark his reply. Putting his hand upon mv shoulder, President Gar field said: 'Mr. Conger, don't be alarmed. We shall develop a policy during my administration which will make the Republican party more popu lar with the people of this country than it ever has been since the day of its birth.' "We parted, and I never saw poor Garfield again. His assassination came soon after. "Now as to the policy about which he spoke. I visited Washington several months after President Arthur had taken his seat. I think Blame was working upon his book. I met Major McKinley, and we went together to call and pay our respects to Blame. We found him at his house, and had a pleasant chat with him. During this conversation Blame took up and discussed the proposed pan-Ameri can congreßß. which, he said, would have been held and the project carried out under the Garfield administration, and he expressed great sorrow and dis appointment at the unforseen calamity which prevented it. "He then went on to demonstrate the great advantages to thiß country under the proposed policy. He discussed the policy of reciprocity, coupled with pro tection, and the benefits that would ac crue to the American people,and especial ly our manufacturers, laboring men and farmers. How it would provide an additional market for American cereals, beef, pork, farm machinery, etc. "Being largely identified and con nected with the business of manufac turing American agricultural machinery, I was quick to catch every word Blame uttered during the conversation. I saw in it a policy that would put in motion the wheels of nearly every manufactur ing establishment in tbe United States; that would give employment to the great mass of American workingmen; that would further the interests of the American farmer; and the last words that Garfield bad spoken to me touch ing the popularity of the policy he would develop during his administra tion, flashed across my mind. "I have no doubt if Garfield had lived the same policy which Blame haß now inaugurated under President Harrison, -would have been fully carried out by him under President Garfield. "It is this wonderful, practical, far seeing statesmanship that bas given Blame such a strong bold in the hearts of the American people, almost me spectiveof party. He is today a million votes stronger than his party!" In an interview on Ohio politics Col. Conger said: "McKinley has won a magnificent victory in our state, and the policy of protection and reciprocity will win for the Republicans in '92. There will be a friendly contest between Foraker and Sherman for the senator ship." A PENSION KBPOKT. Assistant Secretary Basse; Makes Some Recommendations. Washington, Nov. s.—Assistant Sec retary Bussey of the interior depart ment, has filed his report for the last fis cal year. The report is confined to a re view of the work of the board of pension appeals. It shows that on January 1, 1891, there were 5028 appeals pending before the board, as against 5030 July 1, 1890. Mr. Buesey points out several de fects in pension legislation, and makes a number of recommendations looking to their correction. He asks that congress be requested to enact a law that shall expressly authorize the department to treat all improper, illegal and excessive payments of pensions, whether caused by fraud or by mistake, as prepayments to be charged against current pensions, with a view to re adjust or equalize the current pen sion payments within the discre tion of the secretary. He suggests that in cases of "insane, idiotic or otherwise helpless children" of deceased pensioners, the pensionable age limit be abolished, so as to admit such children at any date to the pension roll. He also recommends that persons who served in the confederate army and afterwards enlisted in the navy of the United States, be given the same pensionable right as those who served the confeder ate cause and then enlisted in the army of the United States. HAWAIIAN RECIPROCITY. THE PRESENT TREATY INJURIOUS TO THE ISLANDS. The Queen's Minister of Finance Arrives at Washington to Secure Modifications of the Treaty—Annexation Sentiment • Growing. Washington, Nov. s.—Dr. Mott Smith, minister of finance of Hawaii, arrived in Washington today, accom panied by C. K. Bishop of Honolulu, ex-member of the cabinet and at pres ent president of the board of education. Dr. Smith called on Secretary Blame this morning. His special mission is to secure a modification of the reciprocity treaty between this country and Hawaii, the operations of which, so far as Ha waii is concerned, have been seriously affected by the operations of the new United States tariff law, as this law grants a bounty to American producers of sugar. The benefits heretofore reaped by Hawaiian producers from the free admission of their eugar into the United States, under the provisions of the treaty, are negatived by the McKinley law. Dr. Smith will also call the attention of the secretary to the matter of lay ing a cable between the United States and Honolulu. Hawaii, he says, is ready lo pay a subsidy to any company estab lishing a cable line between the two countries. Dr. Smith had been absent from Hon olulu some years, and returned there only a short time before he was dele gated to come to the United States. He found on his return that the desire for annexation to the United States had grown greatly during his absence. The feeling, he thinks, however, is based more on the wish to participate in the commercial benefits to be derived there from than from any hope of political ag grandizement. From the tenor of his conversation it is evident he has no fear of English interference in the affairs of the islands. In regard to the reports of the serious illness of Queen Liliuokalani, Dr. Smith pronounced them humbugs. The queen has now turned 50 years. She has never been seriously ill, and now suffers only from colds or other slight indisposi tions incident to persons of her age. The queen, the doctorexplained, is often confounded with the queen dowager, who recently suffered from a stroke of paralysis. Boston, Mass.. Nov. s.—Hon. Gor ham G. Gilman has received from Queen Liliuokalani, the order of the crown of Hawaii, of the grade of knight com mander. The late king presented Mr. Gilman the decorations of Kalakaua and of Kapiolani. CHRISTIAN WOBKBBS. Holy John Wanamaker Conspicuous Among: Them. Washington, Nov. 6.—The sixth an nual assembly of the International Christian Workers association began sessions today. The convention is a union of Protestant churches. Several addresses of welcome were made, among them one by Postmaster-General Wana maker. At the afternoon and evening sessions brief addresses were delivered aud routine, reports received. Successful Bank Bobbery. CalkdoniA, Minn., Nov. 5. —The Cale donia bank was robbed last night, the robbers securing tools from a black smith shop, aud breaking open the vault they blew the safe to pieces, se curing $6000 and many valuable papers. The marauders then stole a fine team of horses and a carriage irom Asa D. Sprague, the head of the bank, and fled toward Lacrosse. It is reported that they broke open a safe in Hokak, on the way to Lacrosse. Saturn's Bins;* Disappear. According to Professor George C. Com stock, of the Washburn observatory, Madison, Wis., the phenomenon of the disappearance of the rings of Saturn has just occurred. Onco in fifteen years the earth in its motion about the sun passes through the plane of the rings of Saturn, so that they are turned edgewise toward the earth. The rings ara so thin that they then disappear altogether from sight in an ordinary telescope, while in the more powerful ones the planet ap pears to have a fine needle thrust through it. The appearance of the rings at the times of disappearance and reappearance is of special interest to astronomers, since it fnrnishes information with regard to the nature of these appendages not other wise attainable.—Philadelphia Ledger. F. A. Ferris & Company Bacon. You can buy It at H. Jevne's, 136 and 138 N. Spring. Try the latest and dainty chips. Beymour & Johnson Co. White Rose Hour can be haafat Jevncs. THE LOS "ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER C>, 1891. WEST COAST NEWS. Two Vessels Arrive From the Arctic. The Steamer Lewis Lost at Point Barrow. — , A Very Small Catch of the Marine j Monsters Reported. The Colfax Train-Wrecker*' Hearing. Boodler Brnner in Court—Forcer Hogg; Coming to California for Trial. 1 I , Associated Press Dispatches. , San Francisco, Nov. s.—The whaling bark Northern Light arrived from the Arctic ocean this afternoon, with a catch of eleven whales, taken in Bering sea. The bark reports the loss of the steam whaler William Lewis, which went ashore in a snow storm at Point Barrow. The boat steerer and three of the crew of tbe Lewis came down on the whaler John P. West, which arrived this afternoon, and reports a catch of six whales. The sailors of the Lewis state that the vessel went ashore on the night of October 3d. The steam whaler Belviderewas anchored at Point Barrow, and rescued the crew, and 6000 pounds of whalebone. The Belvidere encoun tered the rest of the whaling fleet 200 miles west of Point Barrow, and dis tributed the shipwrecked sailors among the vessels of the flee.. The Lewis was built at Bath, Maine, in 1888, was 134 feet long, and was commanded by Capt. A. C. Sherman. She was valued at $75,000. The bark reports the whaling season poor, and that some of the fleet will return without a catch. COLFAX TRAIN-WRECKERS. A Strong; Case Presented Against the Roberts Brothers. Auburn, Cal., Nov. s.—The examina tion of Al and Jeff Robertson the charge of train-wrecking October 12th, was re sumed this morning. Conductor Mur ray, of the wrecked train, Conductor Goding, of the freight crew that was at tached to the wrecked train, William Mcßride and David Palmeter, of the freight crew, T. Golden, section fore man, Joe Coulden, of the Summit hotel, who was a passenger on the wrecked train, W. S. Coyan, night clerk at the Blue Canon hotel, and Mrs. Eliza Breeee all testified the same as to the condition of the track after the wreck. Coyan testified as to finding a bar near the wreck. The bar had been thrown there recently and had pierced the ground about eight inches. Mrs. Breese testified as to a conversation she had with both prisoners, October 16th, four days after the wreck. Al Roberts bad told her that he had $250 in the bank at Auburn, with which be proposed to elope tbe second time with Miss Ingersoll. Attorney Jones stated that he would prove the motive from this statement, that led to the wreck. In talking with Jeff, she asked him how many bare they used, and he said two. He said they did not finish the job be- ' cause one of the claws of the bar broke off. Jeff said that he could put his hand on the men that did the busi ness. Al Roberts, who overheard the conversation, cried out "liar" several times. Mrs. Breese asked him who he meant to call a liar, and he answered, referring to Jeff, "I refer to that thing there." Mrs. Breese gave her testi mony from memoranda, to which the defense objected. The court adjourned. BRUNER IN COURT. The Boodler Trying to Escape From the Law'a Strong Grasp. San Francisco, Nov. s.—Ex-Assem blyman Bruner appeared before Judge Wallace today, and after securing a con tinuance of his case until tomorrow, be cause of his counsel's illness, filed a mo tion to set aside the indictments against him, on the grounds that the grand jury was not legally drawn; that its mem bers are prejudiced against him, and that the indictment was found |ed in part upon testimony given by himself as a witness before tne grand jury. He also filed a demurrer charg ing that the indictment does not state facts sufficient to constitute a public offense, and that it does not conform to the requirements of the statutes. On Bruner's motion Judge Wallace 1 ordeied subpeenas to issue for the county clerk and each of the grand jurors, to appear tomorrow. Bruner then went before the supreme i court and applied for a writ of prohibi tion. The court took the application under advisement until tomorrow. I FORGER HOGG. He Will Stand Trial in California Rather Than in Oregon. AbhljANd, Ore., Nov. s.—Sheriff Sey mour, of San Bernardino county, Cal., arrived in Ashland on this morning's train after Charles B. Hogg, the forger, arrested Monday for the forgery of a cberk at the bank of Ashland, and also wanted in San Bernardino county on a similar charge. Hogg will betaken to California by tomorrow's train, having consented to go back without a requisi tion from the governor of Oregon. He has confessed swindling the San Ber nardino bank out of $1645, and prefers to go back there and stand trial where he has some friends. LUCKY CLARK. Galavottl's Alleged Murderer Discharg ed Without Examination. Nevada, Cal., Nov. 5. —George Clark, who evaded the officers six weeks while they were trying to arrest him for the 1 murder of Silveria Galavotti, and who i eight days ago came in from the woods i and surrendered, was today released i from custody without a preliminary ex amination. The prosecution acknowl edged its inability to make out a case , against him. A Debt Paid iv Blood. San Francisco, Nov. s.—Paulo Garlli, one of the oldest retail fruit dealers in the city, was shot and killed this after i noon at the fruit house of D. Martini & , Co., by David Venaglio, another Italian, , formerly employed by Garlli as a team , ster. Venaglio claimed that Garlli owed him six hundred dollars but re fused to pay him. The man leaves a wife and several children. Fine Residenoe Burned. San Bernardino, Nov. s.—Last even ing the fine residence of Governor Sam uel Morrill of Rialto, with its contents, bnrned to tbe ground. The fire was caused by the explosion oi a gasoline WASTE NO TIME! 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Our offer is the following: For the next 30 days we will sell our Men's, Boys' and Chita's Clothing At prices which vary from 15 to 25 per cent below regular figures, and as all our garments are marked in plain figures, the reduction will be apparent to the most unsophisticated. We extend an urgent invitation to all who want to buy good and serviceable, as well as stylish and nobby clothes, at reduced cost. PITCHER & GRAY, The Boston Square Dealers, « 223 S. SPRING ST. stove, and Miss Belle M. Giol was badly burned. The loss on the building is $8000; on the contents, $4000. Failed to Agree. San Rafael, Nov. s.—The jury in the case of 8. W. Sullivan, charged with sending weapons into San Quentin prison, waß discharged today, being un able to agree. They stood seven to five in favor of acquittal. Grapes Injured by Rain. Colfax, Cal., Nov. s.—lt commenced raining this morning and continued up to noon today, doing great damage to table grapes in this vicinity. Wine grapes are not hurt. Skill In v Canoe Race. That the skill of tho canoe sailor has more to do with the winning of racea than sail spread or shape of hull has been proved again and again. A canoe designed by W. P. Stephens for the sec retary of the New York Canoe club on lines differing from anything before pro duced has sailed in a number of tho lo cal New York races lately. This canoe is a perfect piece of work, bo far as con struction goes—smooth, fair and well proportioned. Its peculiar feature is a very deep, thin underwater body aft. Everything about the canoe suggests speed, and yet it has not won a race. Perhaps it will later on, when Skipper Stephens has completed his "tuning np" process. In marked contrast to this result is the success that some of the older canoes have had by being well sailed and prop erly equiped, notably the Nesta, owned by Daniel Goodsell, of Yonkers. The Eclipse is also a comparatively old canoe with a reputation, and it is sure of a good place in the races when fairly well handled unless something breaks—which has been a rather too common occur rence of late. A strong and handy rig in the hands of a clever .sailor will often *tPari tH~Perfe ctibn' Absolutely the Best. " Having examined and thoroughly tested the leading brands of baking powder, purchased by myself in open market, I find Cleveland's Superior Baking Powder the best in quality, the highest ia leavening power, and perfectly wholesome." Chemist for U. S. Govt., /O /s\J/ * J 1890. (^C^^*^^^ land an old canoe over the finishing line far in the lead. The races during June on Hendon lake, near London, England, illustrated this principle very clearly. The winner was the only survivor of a fleet of six in one race. All the other canoes either upset or broke down.— Sail and Paddle. Oyster Prospects Are Good. The past few weeks have been busy ones with the oyster planters, and lovers of the oyster will be glad to hear that the prospects of a large set are good, and the bivalves should be plenty the coming season. It is estimated that over a mil lion bushels of shells have been laid down here, the largest planters being H. C. Rowe & Co., 180,000 bushels; Luding ton & Co., 75,000; P. Mansfield & Sons, 70,000; C. Parmalee, 40,000; Lancraft Bros., 100,000; Chipman & Co., 66,000; Bishop & Co., 85,000; B. M. Rowe& Son, 80,000; Gunu & Co., 26,000; Jeremiah Smith <fc Sons, 100,000; C. D. Parmalee, 45,000; M. Coleman, 20,000; Isaac E. Brown, 25,000. Many of the large dealers here have beds at Stratford, Norwalk and Bridge port, and reports from these sections are equally encouraging. The value of the shells delivered at the beds is about eight cents per bushel, which gives some idea of the importance of the oyster in dustry, a poor set meaning a sure loss to the planters. Clams are very scarce at the grounds around Savin Rock, Oyster Point, Crane's Bar and South End, and the few dug are small and lack sweetness. Large quantities are being brought here from Martha's Vineyard in sloops. These are planted in the Quinnipiac river and dug as required for the trade. Lobsters are very scarce and the trade is so unprofit able that but few pots are placed. Crabs, on the contrary, are unusually plenty, and large catches are made in all the bays and inlets.—New Haven Letter. ¥ CORNER FIRST AND SPRING STS. Ji J ! OFFER YOU I PALACE \ Tht Finest Commerriil Lunch, from 11 V \ Sapper from 6P.1t01 P. I. I Ait Cute from 6A. li. to 12 P. I. I EVERT EVENING, PEEK CONCERT j I EXECUTED BY THE BEST ARTISTS, PROS / sTsrfNo lady Fingers or dancers I at the above place. Exclusive ladles' entrance to private apart ments on First street.**** 8-30 t»n IMPORTING TAILORS, 118 S. 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