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Ull DAY. SEPT. 14, 1888.
Dfc-IIOCRATIC NATIONAL. TICKET.
for president:
GROVER CLEVELAND, of New York.
fob vice-pbesident:
ALLEN G. THURMAN, of Ohio.
To enforce frugality in public expenditures and
abolish unnecessary taxation.
For Congress, Sixth District.
REEL B. TERRY, of Fresno.
Democratic State Electoral Ticket.
a.t..— (O. P. BERRY, of Sutter.
At Large... (B jj. MURPHY, of Santa Clara.
Ist District FRED BXRINGER, of eonoma.
2d District. A. CAMINETTI, of Amador.
3d District. .C. A. JENKINS, of Sacramento.
4thDistrict. P. J. MURPHY,of San Francisco.
SthDistiict N. BOWDEN, of Santa Clara.
6th District .BYRON WATERS, of San B'dino.
Democratic State Ticket.
Chief Justice NILEB SEARLES, of Nevada
Associate Justice JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, o!
San Francisco
Democratic County Ticket.
STATE SENATORS.
39th District VICTOR MONTGOMERY
ASSEMBLYMEN.
76th District S. A. WALDRON.
77th District A. R. STREET
78th District W. M. McFADDEN.
SUPERIOR JUDGES.
• „ TavTn ,H. K. S. O'MELVENY.
Long Term )A. W. HUTTON.
Short Term W. T. KENDRICK.
Sheriff T. E. ROWAN.
County Treasurer E. E. HEW ITT.
County Clerk H. 8. PARCELS.
County Auditor C.R. J. WHITE.
County Recorder GEORGE HERRMANN.
Public Administrator S. LEVY.
Tax Collector OMRI BCLLIS.
District Attorney J. R. DUPUY. 1
County Coroner JOHN L. McCOY.
Cennty Surveyor S. H.FINLEY.
SUPERVISORS.
2d District A. OSTHOFF.
4th District J. W. VENABI E.
sth District GEORGE BESSONETT
City and Township.
(O. H. VIOLET.
City Justices j s B LOCKWOOD.
Township Justice WM. CRAWFORD
(CHAS. ROBERTS,
l/onstables R J. DOMINGUEZ.
Our Odd Fellow Edition.
The Herald is at work preparing most
interesting matter which will appear
next week in a mammoth special edition
devoted to the visit of so many distin
guished members of the great order of
Odd Fellowship to this city. Business
men will consult their own interest by
promptly securing liberal space in this
number, which will be the most superb
thing of the sort ever issued from the
press of this section.
Maine is not so "Hell Bent" as the
g. o. p. thought it was. After Blame
goes to his own place, that poor Com
monwealth which the greatest statesman
has led so far astray may repent and be
saved.
Any lying done in reference to Gen
eral Harrison's Chinese record —and
there is a good deal done—is out of
Republican lips. The Herald, a few
days since gave the record. It came from
the Congressional Record and was exactly
as there printed. Every vote Mr. Har
rison cast on this issue was published in
full. That is not the wav falsifiers go
about their work. Let some of our con
temporaries who profess an interest in
getting at the truth about this matter,
publish the record with the same re
ligious completeness and accuracy, and
after doing that prate about lying. There
is not one of our friends dare publish the
record. It may be obtained in the Herald
of last Saturday. Print it or have the
grace to quit talking about lying.
The greatest writer of the age on
economic questions wrote a decade ago—
before the fullness of trusts and com
binis—that the system of high protec
tion "was an artificial means of
manufacturing manufacturers, of expro
priating independent laborers, of
capitalizing the national means of
production and subsistence." Many
trusts have sprung into existence in the
United States since these wise words
were uttered, and the object and bent of
every trust in the land has been the ex
ploitation of labor. The transformation
of the Fennsylvanian oil supply into a
monopoly was a proceeding entirely in
keeping with the rules and aims of cap
italist production. But the Sugar Trust,
by which the refiners transformed the
protection granted them, by the
nation, against foreign competi
tion, into a monopoly against
the home consumer, was simply turning
against the people who granted them
protection; it protects the manufacturer
no longer against the foreign importer,
but against the home consumer and the
money it pnts into the purses of the
manufacturers is taken frpm the just re
wards of labor—the many are robbed for I
the benefit of the few. Yet the tattooed
man says that trusts are private affairs.
THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14. 1838.
Building a Navy.
Hon. Tom Fitch and General Harrison
agree in demanding that a navy be built.
The silver-tongued orator of California
says he would "blow in" the surplus on
ships. Tho Secretary of the Navy in his
last report says:
Among the vessels dropped from the
Navy Register and sold during the past
year is the Tennessee. The history of
this vessel is quite interesting and most
illustrative. She had a short life, but,
as a consumer of money, a brilliant one.
Her hull was built and she was equipped
in the New York navy-yard. Her ma
chinery was designed and built under
contract by the eminent engineer Mr.
John Ericsson, costing $700,000. Her
total original cost was $1,855,075.81.
Upon her trial trip in January, 1867, she
ran about one thousand miles. She at
tained a speed of sixteen knots and made
a run of fifteen knots per hour for four
hours. She encountered a perilous
storm, described as a hurricane, which
continued over twenty-four hours. The
ship suffered considerably. The report
of her commander says:
"The engines moved off finely and
worked perfectly during all the storm.
* * * Her machinery is as perfect as
need be. It has undergone the severest
test and has not "once been found want
ing. She is the fastest ship I have ever
seen."
The chief engineer says:
If the strength and workmanship of
the machinery can not be depended upon
then no reliance is to be placed upon the
performance of any steam machinery
with which I am acquainted.
Two years afterwards she underwent
what was called "repairs," and the sum
of $576,791).61 was spent upon her; all
but $73,000 of this was put on her hull
and equipment. It was the full price of
a new wooden hull of her size at that
time. This was from 1869 to 1871. She
then made a cruise of three months, and
went into the hands of Mr. John
Roach to enable him to take
out the machinery and boilers
of John Ericsson and substi
tute others of superior character. It
was, among other things, expected to
give the ship a 14 I .j-knot speed for
twenty-four hours. When she had her
trial of this new machinery in 1875 her
maximum speed was 10 3 4 knots, and she
had put upon her an expense of $801,
--713.60, in addition to the value of her
machinery and boilers, taken in trade
by Mr. Roach at $65,000. This ma
chinery had cost $700,000, had not been
in actual service six months, had never
been surveyed and condemned by a
Board of Government officers, nor its
value fixed by any Government Board,
but it was sold to Mr. Roach as old iron.
That is to say, between 1869 and 1875
the Tennessee had had three months'
service, and had cost in repairs and im
provements $1,443,513.21. This was
largely in excess of a fair price for a new
ship of her characteristics.
Twelve years afterwards (on April 4,
1887) she is condemned by the Statutory
Board as unseaworthy and not worth re
pairing and ordered sold, having put up
on her, between 1875 and 1887, the ad
ditional sum of $577,710.17. She brought
$24,525 at the auction sale. She had cost
the Government $3,800,000 in round
numbers and had done about ten years
of active sea service, outside of repair
shops and navy-yards.
It is often the subject of wonder what
has become of the $70,000,000 spent up
on war vessels since the close of the
war, in view of the fact that there is now
no navy. This bit of history will serve
as an illustration.
That was all done under the Robeson-
Chandler-Roach Republican era of navy
building. In view of these facts, Gen
eral Harrison is not likely to be put in
charge of rebuilding our navy, with Hon.
Tom Fitch as its Secretary, and "Blow
it in" as the party platform.
Mr. Cleveland says it is unconstitu
tional to levy a tax for the sake of pro
tection. Mr. Harrison takes direct issue
with the President on this point. The
discussion right there is an excellent
illustration of the caliber of the two men.
Mr. Cleveland is a logical thinker: Gen
eral Harrison is either an illogical
thinker or an insincere talker. Our Gov
ernment has no right to levy any tax
for the purpose of protecting any in
dustry. If Mr. Harrison, who is a
lawyer, or any other Republican thinks
the Government has such a right, let a
bill levying a duty on boots be passed;
let it be specified that the purpose of this
impost is in order to protect American
boot-makers; then let some importer
refuse to pay the duty so
imposed and carry his case before
the Supreme Court. If Mr. Harrison
himself were on the bench he would be
forced to declare the law unconstitution-
al. Mr. Cleveland is right on this point,
as he nearly always is. Mr. Harrison is
juggling with words for the purpose of
deceiving the people, as he has been in
all he has said since politics took such
firm hold of his mind that his better
principles have been overmastered.
Mr. Gakfey, of the State Board of
Equalization, telegraphs the Herald that
that body has reduced the assessment of
this county ten per cent. This is a gain
of $60,000 to the taxpayers of the county,
and the relief comes from strangers to us
and because of the exorbitant and sense
less action of our own assessor. But it is not
what it should have been. This county
asked to have the unjust valuation of
Mr. Mason reduced twenty per cent,
which would have brought us to about
the figure of last year. As it is the assess
ment of this year stands at about the
amount put on our property by Mr. Mason
one year ago. Leaving out the amount
put on the railroads by the State Board,
the county will pay taxes on a valuation
of nearly $90,000,000. It is quite safe to
say that this is by far the highest rela
tive valuation put on any county in the
State. It would be unfair to make us
pay on even the figures of 1887. Mr.
Mason is alone responsible for thus rob
bing his own friends and neighbors, and
all the property holders of Los Angeles.
Never was a party in sorer need of a
guide, philosopher and friend than the
Republicans at the present moment.
Unless some modern Moses comes along
to assume leadership, there is danger
that they will be lost in the wilderness
of contradictions iv which they are now
wandering about so helplessly. Instead
of moving forward to the promised land,
they are engaged in an unseemly wrangle
as to which is the right road. Mr.
Blame's defense of combines has
a startling significance, because it means
a Republican defense of this growing
abuse and threatening danger. He is
more than the brilliant leader of the Re
publicans. Blame is the Republican
party and the Republican party is Blame
& Co. His trust edict is now a new
plank in the party platform. He now
speaks for the party, and should the
party slip into power again he would act
for it —dominate the administration of
Harrison as he did that of poor Gar
field. In that case trusts and combines
would run roughshod over the people for
four years, and the Government would
do nothing.
The Silly Sheep!
By the census of 1880 we (md that in
that year the country produced in finish
ed woolen fabrics of all kinds the follow
ing:
Wool hats—value of finished pro
duct $8,51(1,5(i!>
Woolen goods—value of finished
product 160,606,721
Worsted goods—value of finished
product. 33,540 942
Grand total of fi nlshed product $202,073,232
The total sum paid in wages to produce
these goods was $33,412,034 or about lOJjj
per cent, of the total cash.
Now in spite of the fact that only 1G 1 j
per cent, of the product goes to labor, a
tariff averaging about 75 per cent, has
been collected on imported woolens for
the benefit of American labor.
The Mills bill proposes to give the
woolen manufacturers free raw materials
and reduce the tariff on the manufactured
article to 40 per cent.
Mr. J. 8. Moore, inn ti article some
time ago, pointed out some instructive
things about these woolen taxes. We
imported in 1887 31,136,149 square yards
of mixed woolen dress g> ods, which cost
abroad $6,522,568, or as near as possible
21 cents a square yard. On these goods
a duty of $4,511,280 was collected, or as
near as possible 17h> cents a yard, or
82.96 per cent.
Again, 26,9251,224 squaie yards of sim
ilar stuff were imported in the same
year, costing $4,094,40.'!, on which a tax
of $2,779,502 was collected, or at the rate
of 67.89 per cent.
In short, of this class of woolen mixed
dress goods there was imported alto
gether $17,199,141 in value, on miich a
tax of $12,398,974 was collected, or an
average of 72.09 per cent.
In other words, the total duty on
woolen manufactures in 1887 was $29,
--729,717, and over $12,000,000 was in
goods that cost abroad from 15 cents to
21 centß a square yard. Who paid this
tax? Was it the prosperous rich people
or was it the hard-working classes, the
farmers and artisans? Now, if this was
the only amount of tax paid by the
American people it would be almost
moderate. But it must be remembered
that at least double that amount of tax,
or say $25,000,000 more, goes into the
pockets of the home woolen manufac
turers. That is the American people pay
over $36,000,000 taxes on woolen mixed
goods that is valued at an average of
about 20 cents a square yard, of which
over $12,000,000 goes into the Treasury
and over $24,000,000 into the pockets of
monopolists.
Now, Mr. Mills, the Committee on
Ways and Means, and the Democratic
party have arranged, concocted and
passed a bill through the House that re
duces the tax on this kind of woolen
goods to 40 per cent, ad valorem. That
is, they leave still a protection of 40 per
cent, on such importations. In other
words, instead of $12,398,000 that now
goes into the Treasury, only about
$0,880,000 will be collected, and instead
of about $24,000,000 that now goes into
the pockets of monopoly, only some
$14,000,600 will find its way there, and
the American people will be relieved of
some $15,000,000 of taxes on the cheap
est kind and most necessary clothing
used. And yet the 1,000,000 Republican
sheep in Vermont say "Baa" to the
3,000,000 of the same sort of silly sheep
in Oregon, which also cry "Baa"
to the monopolistic party which
fleeces the coats off their backs. And
the people of the Union who think in
their politics echo back to the silly
sheep—"Baa!"
Our Republican brethren are making
an Herculean effort to make the country
believe they are particularly hilarious
over the Oregon, Vermont and Maine
majorities. The simple fact is that these
States have been carried by about the
usual majorities, with the exception of
Oregon. The webfoot State was carried
by seven thousand votes, and these were
procured mostly by fraud. Maine gave
seven thousand larger majority in 1850
for John C. Fremont than she gave this
week. Oar friends are in a graveyard
and feel it incumbent on them to whistle.
The Republican spider, thinking it Lad
a Democratic fly in sight, coyly sang its
invitation to "come into my parlor."
When the fly accepted the invitation, by
sending to Congress that retaliation mes
sage, the Republican spider glared at
him in astonishment for a moment, cried
with a shriek, " Great Scott!"
It's a hornet!" and the panic
began. The Republicans are in
a bad predicament. They have pla>
ed for high stakes—a return to power at
any cost—have done their best to get the
administration into a corner but find
themselves in the corner instead, and will
be mighty lucky if they get out of it —
fNew York Herald, (Ind.)
"Trusts are private affairs," says Mr.
Blame. God forbid! Trusts are public
diseases. Organizations of men for
coercion or boycotting are condemned by
the law as criminal bandings. Organiza
tions of capital to coerce public opinion,
natural prices and common laws are
trebly criminal. Mr. Blame has enunci
ated a principle under which he will be
buried.—[Boston Pilot, (Dem.)
Patriotic Americans will expect Con
| gress to forget party lines and promptly
respond to the call of the President for
full power to bring Canada to a phort
and sharp reckoning.—[Boston Globe
(Dem.)
ONGRESSIONAL.
The Question of Non-Assimi
lating Races.
WHITE, BLACK AND YELLOW.
Senator Vest Draws a Comparison.
Put Yourself in His Place.
John Must Go.
I Associated Press Disoatches to the Herald. I
Washington, September 13.—1n the
Senate to-day Piatt ottered a resolution
instructing the Committee on Finance to
inquire whether a foreign syndicate, com
bination or trust controls the production
of copper in the United States and has
thereby largely increased the price of all
articles made therefrom, and suggesting
j remedial legislation.
Spooner's resolution as to political
murders in Texas, was referred to the
Committee on Contingent Expense.?.
Then the Chinese Exclusion bill was tak
en up. .Tone*, of Nevada, addressed the
Senate in support of the bill.
Jones said the discussion now was re
duced to the point whether immediate
action should be taken to prevent the In
flux of that vile stream of Mongolian
barbarism into the pure waters of
American civilization, or whether the
people would have to wait until the
Chinese Government should conclude to
afford relief. He wanted to say that
when the Democratic party, after 1865,
took off the gray uniform and put on the
garb of tho working citizen, it was at a
loss for a platform. The Democrats had
been floundering around for some posi
tion on which to stand, and they in 1872
lit upon a curious platform, with a high
priest of Protection in command of the
troops, and in it they put an anti-Chinese
plank.
Jones then alluded to the advance of
Chinese in California and the evil con
sequences flowing from their presence
there, and said the Democrats had not
shown much zeal in respect to Chinese
excluaion. The positions of the two
parties afterwards had been entirely dif
ferent. The Republican party believed
that the Declaration of Independence
was intended for all men without regard
to color. After the war in which the
shackles had been struck from the
limbs of four million people, they were
in no humor to listen to a proposition to
exclude any race. The Democrats,
on the other hand, believed that the De
claration of Independence meant that all
white men were equal. They had a long
experience with a non-assimilating race
and had no use for it when they could
not enslave It, and were therefore ready
to vote to exclude it. So listless had the
Democrats been in support of their anti-
Chinese propositions, that tho people of
the Pacific Coast did not believe much
in their sincerity. The people of the
Pacific Coast knew that if they once
could get a majority of the Republicans
on their side they would see that justice
was done to them.
Vest said he had never been able to
understand what was the difference of
opinion between the Republican party at
large and the Republicans of the Pacific
Slope as to the meaning of the Declara
tion of Independence. Did the Senator
from Nevada mean to say that a differ
ence existed ? Or did the Senator agree
with the Democratic party that this was
a no-man's Government ?
Jones replied that as a boy he had
heard on every patriotic occasion speeches
declaring the United States to be the
home of the oppressed of all nations, but
when he went to the Pacific Coast and
saw how impossible it was for Chinese to
assimilate with Americans, he became
convinced that it was impossible for two
distinct and dissimilar races to prosper
side by side in the same country. The
barbarous economy of the Chinese would
take possession of every avenue of in
dustry to the exclusion of Americans,
and he (Jones) was in favor of de
fending his own people and defending
them quickly. The evil of Chinese im
migration, he said, was increasing daily.
Hundreds'and thousands of Chinamen
were coming annually into the country
and driving Americans out of employ
ment. Were the people, he asked, to
wait upon gilt-edged diplomacy until the
barbaric Government of China should
say that it was willing that our Govern
ment should exclude that horde of immi
gration which everyone believed to be an
irreparable injury to the country ? The
people of the Pacific Coast demanded
that there should be no more delay. The
said subject was one over which the
United States was sovereign, and it was
derogatory to the dignity of the Ameri
can people that they should aek the
Chinese Government to join with them
before they could decide who should be
domiciled in this country. Those Sen
ators who would vote for further delay
might find great reward in the fact that
they had maintained the gilt-edged dip
lomatic conditions undisturbed, but those
who would vote for the immediate pass
age of the bill would have their names
held in reverence, not only by the pres
ent population of the Pacific coast, but
by many millions who are to inhabit it
in the future.
Vest said he had asked the Senator
from Nevada a question as to the Declara
tion of Independence but had got only
an indirect answer. He wanted to know
if these Republican Senators from the
Pacific Slope, who urged the Senate to
relieve them from the curse of the
Chinese, were willing to turn round and
vote for a most extreme measure to fix
on the white men of the South the
curee of negro domination? If the
right to vote were attempted to bo
given the Chinese of the Pacific Coast,
California would attempt to tight the
country till the last man fell in defense
of his homo and fireside. Even little
Nevada, with her 75,000 people, would
take up arms against such a thing; but
when the Negroes of the South, under
the leadership of corrupt politicians and
reckless demagogues, were given the
right to strike down the civilization of
the Southern people, what, he asked,
was heard from these same Senators?
That was right; that was a different
question. Tne Senator from Nevada
had just said he did not believe that the
two races, so dissimilar as the Chinese
and Caucasian, can live in the same
country, but when it came to
Negro domination in the South,
how was it? The whites in the
South had to submit to every outrage,
and if a Negro was killed in an affray, a
committee of inquiry had to be appoint
ed, and violent declarations were heard,
such as the Senate had listened to for
the last two days, appealing to the white
men of the North to strike down tbe
Democratic party, because its home was
in the former slave-holding States.
In conclusion, he announced his pur
pose to vote against the motion to recon
sider, on the ground that the people had
crystalized and settled the question for
%vet; that it had passed away from
treaties, and that it was now a question
of statutory enactment.
It was agreed that a vote on Blair's
motion to reeonsidor shall be taken at -
o'clock to-morrow. Adjourned.
THE HOUSE.
.Intendments Miitle to the Inter-
State Commerce Law,
Wabhington, September 13. — The
joint resolution passed, extending until
October Ist the existing appropriations
for tho sundry civil expenses of the Gov
ernment.
The Senate bilj to amend the Inter
state Commeroe'law was taken up. The
amendment giving the Scute courts con
current jurisdiction with the Federal
courts in civil proceedings under the act,
passed; also one requiting the Interstate
Commerce Commissioners to furnish all
roads before January Ist, next, one uni
form classification, and making any devi
ation therefrom unlawful and unreason
able.
Anderson, of Kansas, offered amend
ments, requiring the Commission to exe
cute the provisions of the Interstate Com
merce law, declaring all pooling unlaw
ful. The railroad companies, he declared,
through understandings and associations
has formed a trust, which took from the
peoole $1,000,000,000 a year in defiance
of the law. The President of any com
pany who would eater into such a trust
ought to be cent to the penitentiary and
kept there.
Anderson declared that the railroads
were making more money under the In
terstate Commerce law than they ever
did before.
Anderson's first amendment was
adopted, and the other rejected as too far
reaching,
Nelson, of Minnesota, addressed the
House in support of the amendment of
fered by him, making railroads incorpo
rated under the United States law amen
able to the laws of tho States traversed
by that road. He said the Northern Pa
cific road had refused to submit to State
regulations on the ground that under the
Interstate Commerce law it was exempt
from amenability to the State.
Crisp, of Georgia, made a point of or
der against the amendment, and it was
ruled out.
Grosvenor submitted an amendment
making it unlawful for any common car
rier, subject to the provisions of this act,
to carry refined oils and other petroleum
product, cotton seed oil and turpentine,
for any shipper, in tank or cylinder cars,
who shall own, lease cr control same in
any manner except upon the condition
that said carrier shall charge the same
rate for the transportation of said
products in modern packages or barrels
in car-load lots, as in said tank or cylin
der cars; the said tank and cylinder and
said wooden packages and barrels being
carried free in each case.
The amendment was adopted. The
bill as amended was then passed without
division.
Wilson, of Minnesota, called up, and
the House passed without amendment,
the following bill: That where any rail
road company, heretofore chartered or
incorporated, or that may hereafter bo
chartered or incorporated by an act of
Congress, has built or constructed or
operated, or shall build, construct or
operate a railroad through, across or into
the territorial limits of any State or Ter
ritory of the United States, the tolls,
rates and fares made or charged for the
transportation of property and passengers
over or upon such road, or roads, for
traffic within the limits of a State or Ter
ritory, and the tariffs and schedules
thereof shall be subject to legislative
control of and by the several States
and Territories through, across, or
into which such road or roads are
so constructed, built or operated, any
thing in the charter of, or acts of Con
gress creating such companies, or any
law of any State or Territorial Legislat
ure enacted in pursuance of such charter,
or act of incorporation to the contrary
notwithstanding. Section 2 says that
Section 1 of this act shall be limited in
its operation, and shall apply only to the
carriage and transportation by such com
pany or companies of passengers or prop
erty, wholly by railroad, or partly by
railroad and partly by water, when both
are used under common management,
control or arrangement, from one place
or station to another place or station,
both being within the territorial limits of
one and the same State; and they shall
in no case apply to any commerce be
tween States or Territories, or into
foreign countries.
The contest over the Oklahoma bill
was' then resumed. A motion was
made by Springer that the House go
into Committee of the Whole for the con
sideration of that measure. The ques
tion disclosing no quorum, a call of the
House was ordered. Only 132 members,
no quorum, responded. Adjourned.
THE REDUCTION MADE.
The Assessment of L>os Anxeles
County Cut Down 10 Per Cent.
| Special to the Herald.]
Sacramento, September 13.—The as
sessment of Los Angeles county has
been reduced 10 per cent.
John T. Gakfey.
SANTA CI.ARA AND FRESNO ALSO.
[By Associated Press. |
Sacramento, September 13.—The State
Board of Equalization this afternoon re
duced the Santa Clara, Los Angeles and
Fresno assessments 10 per cent each.
All the other county assessments remain
unchanged.
TOO EN £ EKfKISIMi,
Mr. Kamaaa Too Flip With His
Neighbor's Mall.
San Francisco, September 13. —George
Kamass was arrested to-day on the
charge of opening a letter addressed to
John Swabeck, proprietor of the Austrian
Wire Works, about fourteen months ago.
Mrs. Garry, who keep a flower
store in Los Angeles, sent an order
for a bill of goods to Swabeck, but by
a mistake of the letter-carrier it was left
at Kamass' address. He opened the
letter and wrote to Mrs. Garry that Swa
beck had retired from business and gone
back to the old country, but he (Kamass)
would fill her order. It was not until
two or three weeks ago that Swabeck
learned of this, and on the refusal of
Kamass to give an explanation of bis
strange conduct, had the latter arrested.
Kamass was released on bail.
Acquitted on a Technicality.
Santa Cruz, September 13.—1n the
trial of Ex-Mayor Robert Effey, for em
bezzlement while acting as cashier of
the Santa Cruz County Bank, the Jury
to-day acting on the instructions of
the Judge, acquitted the defend
ant. The information drawn up
by the District Attorney charged
Effey with the embezzlement of $2,914,
lawful money of the United States, be
longing to Mrs. Tackett, whereas it was
shown to-day that the lady's deposit was
made through checks for that amount,
and not in money.
The Presidant shows that if a vigorous
ijolicy is wanted he stands ready to meet
the requirement.—[Boston Herald, (Ind.)
PACIFIC COAST.
Goldenson Going to Die on
the Gallows.
FUTILE ATTEEPTS AT DELAY.
His Last Night Spent in a Jovial
Manner—Developments in
the Lowell Case.
i Associated Press Disnatches to the Herald. |
San Francisco, September 13. —The
attorneys for Alexander Goldenson, who
is sentenced to be hanged to-morrow,
made a last appeal to the Supreme Court
this morning. They presented a peti
tion signed by the mother of the con
demned man, asking that a writ of man
date be issued to the Sheriff, directing
him to summon a jury to inquire into
Goldenson's sanity, and ordering him
not to execute the sentence of death un
til after such inquiry had been made.
At 2 o'clock the Supreme Court an
nounced its decision and refused to grant
the application for a writ of mandate,
Chief Justice Searles stating that no one
could now interfere to prevent the exe
cution of the death sentence to-morrow
except the Governor.
MRS. UOLDENON's LAST PLEA.
Sacramento, September 13. — Mrs.
Goldenson, the mother of the con
demned murderer, appeared at the Gov
ernor's office this afternoon to make a
last appeal for her son. She found that
Governor had left for San Francisco this
morning.
HIS LAST NIGHT.
San Francisco, September 13.—Sheriff
McMann completed to-night all arrange
ments for the execution tc-morrow of
Alexander Goldenson, Mamie Kelly's
slayer. During the early evening the
condemned man was utterly indifferent
to his fate, and joked as he played
checkers or cards with the deputies.
At 9 o'clock his mother and brother
called to see him for the last time on
earth. Mrs. Goldenson was great
ly affected and several times was
near to fainting. The condemned
man treated her affectionately but
manifested no great emotion until
she was fled away moaning, when he
flung himself unon his bed, crying bit
terly. Half an hour later he was play
ing cards and again joking with Chief
Jailer Kogers and his guard.
THE LOWELL Jl( KUKII.;
lUeyers Undertakes to Atone Singly
for the Crime.
Plackrvii.le, September 13. —When J.
H. Myers, John Olsen and Wm. Drager,
convicted of the murder of John Lowell,
appeared in the Superior Court for
sentence this morning, counsel for Olsen
and Drager moved for a new trial for
their clients, producing in support
thereof an affidavit made by Myers
since his conviction. He says therein
tbat his former statement as to the con
spiracy between the three defendants to
murder Lowell was false; that he shot
Lowell in the back of the head and then
struck him with a gun; that Olsen and
Drager, being frightened, agreed to
assist him in burying the body
and in taking several horses to
get out of the country, these horses
he was to dispose of himself; that on
leaving, the other horses followed; he
told Olsen and Drager that he killed
Lowell by accident. He exonerated
them from complicity in the murder.
The Court postponed the time for pro
nouncing sentence to October Gtb, when
the motion for a new trial will be heard.
TRUSTS ARE 11.1.1 U.M..
Such la a San Francisco Judge's
Decision.
San Francisco, September 13. —The
Vulcan Powder Company recently
brought action against the California
Vigorite Company and several other
companies, for an alleged viola
tion of an agreement, whereby
all the companies bound themselves
to sell powder in certain States and Ter
ritories at certain prices, and to account
to the trust for the sales made. The
Vulcan Company claim that the con
tract was violated by incorrect re
turns, and asked for an ac
counting. Judge Maguire sustained
the demurrer of defendants, to-day, giv
it as his opinion that the contract sued
upon is, as to its evident purpose, a con
tract for the restraint of trade, and there
fore contrary to public policy and void.
Briefly the decision is to the effect that
trusts are illegal.
THE LOWER 1111 .
Encacemont Witta Proctor Broken
Off-Child Burned.
San Diego, September 13.—This morn
ing while Emily Schroedor, a child five
years of age, was playing around a gaso
line stove, her clothes caught fire, and
she received burns which will probably
prove fatal.
The death of Prof. Richard A. Proctor
in New York ends the negotiations
which had been completed, except as to
fixing the date, for his assuming the
chair of instructor in astronomy at the
San Diego College at Pacific Beach.
Bay City Breezes.
A rate of fifty cents per 100 pounds
has been made on lumber shipments
from California terminals north of Mojave
to common points in Montana.
Osman Johnson, a Stanislaus farmer,
was to-day convicted in the United States
District Court on the charge of having
placedj canceled postage stamps on let
ters, which he attempted to pass through
the mails.
The sailing of the steamer Santa Rosa
for San Diego and way ports, advertised
for to-morrow, has been postponed until
Saturday. It is possible her departure
may be again postponed until Sunday
afternoon.
The directors of the Spring Valley
Water Company were authorized by the
stockholders to-day to sell two million
dollars' worth of bonds of the original
issue of $5,000,000, the proceeds to be
devoted to the payment of the floating
debt of the company and the making of
further improvements.
The case of W. D. Valentine, held to
answer for conducting a clock game in
Piatt's Hall this city, was dismissed to
day, it being found that the indictment
merely charged him with allowing a
game to be carried on in the building
ieased by him, and that it would be im
possible to prove such lease.
At a meeting of the Citizens' Commit
tee on Chinese immigration to-day,
the committee's attorney, Mr. Mc-
Inerney, said investigation led
him to the conclusion that the
Federal Judges had acted con
scientiously and in accordance with their
interpretation of the law on the subject,
though they erred in giving too much
credence to Chinese testimony.

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