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AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL Warm Discussion Over Finance in the Senate GRAY DEFENDS CLEVELAND Some Very Sharp Personal Criticisms Among Members The President's Bond Message Discussed —The Government in the Orasp of Gold Bug*. Washington, Feb. 18.—The Senate was the center of interest today, as a result of ihe warm discussion.on the financialques- lion and persona! criticism on the Presi dent, Saturday. Stewart's resolution de claring the Government- hail no legal au thority to buy gold coin in preference to tliver coin, for any causlß whatever, was called up. Stewart spoke of the humiliat ing position of the United States in being held by the throat by a gold commission which had the power "to coerce ami squeeze" the country tip to next October, when the contract expired. < fray then took the Moor. He expressed surprise that the Senators from Massa chusetts (Lodge) and Colorado <Wol cott) had so far gone out of their way to indulge in a violent assault uj>on the Ex ecutive. The President bail performed the duty incumbent on him by law. That law was such that evasion would have been a plain dereliction of duty. The full Senate Committee on Appro priations today decided to report an amendment, to tbe sundry civil appropria tion bill for $inuMo,oon certificates of in debtedness of the denomination of $20, to run for two years and draw .'! per cent in terest and be good only tor tho purpose of supplying the Treasury deficiency. The bill win be an amendment and was re ported late in the day. The law made it necessary to maintain a parity between metals by redeeming in either. No sooner had Congress assembled than ihe President appealed to Con gress concerning the financial condi tions. A bill was formed on the lines suggested in that message, and the House saw tit. to reject it. Again the President applied tin Congress. Gray rend from the President;'s message urging patriot it aud unparttsacD action t<> mccl the emergency. **D©es tlse Senator think," interjected Stewart. "V-he President has re-established confidence nn affn'rs hy hiring tiie assist ance of a foreign syndicate V ' Gray said he would fully consider that point later, proceeding with the Presi dent's message? the Senator read !t specific statement that the law did not provide for bonds pa.va.ble in gold. At that time Lodge had npt complained ol the condi tions clearly pet forth by the President, but had waitfed until now to present a scathing denunciation, ' 1 Having pre sented the situation to both branches of < ougress iv ajppeals almost pathetic in their earnestness, saiil Gray, "the ['resident was left ilone to struggle with the condition and meet it." The Sena tor told of the tJremendous drains of gold from the treasury, running up to $7,000, --000 in one week;, shortly before the con tract was made. From December Ist to 1 lie time of the contract $17,000,000 was withdrawn and only half exported, show ing the other ha,lf was hoarded at. home. Quick action wins necessary to prevent the country going Xo a silver basis. There was no time to ayivcrtise for bids for gold. "Has the Senator lost sight ot" the fact," asked Mr, 'Woleott, "that the Sec retary of the Treasury has reported to us he had used $105,000,000 or more gold for current expenses'?" This did not divert Mr. Gray from his linei of argument as to the gold with drawals for export and for hoarding it at at home. " night here I want to ask," said Mr. Peffer, ' is there any law which compels the Secretary <rf the Treasury to pay demand notes in gold instead of in sil ver?" "[ have not saitd there was any such law," replseri Mr. Gray, "I know of no such law. But thte obligation to main tain the parity between the metals makes it absolutely incumbent to treat these metals equally.* 1 Mr. Hill rose at this point to say that ho question ol* Mr. Woleott should not go unanswered. The Secretary of the Treas ury had not reported to the Senate, said Mr. Hill, that he had used $100,000,000 for current expenses. Mr. Teller wanted to read the Secre tary's report, but Mr. Gray would not yield. Air. Gray then urged the support of the Hill resolution for paying in the best money in use. Mr. Hoar, Republican, ol Massachu setts, asked if it was decent that, the con tract had been made so as to bring into question the good faith of the Govern ment. Mr. Gray vigorously resented the word '"decent" as a part of this line of attack on the President. Mr. Hoar modified the query so as to to ask him whether it was "reasonable that this course shall be taken, Mr. Gray declared that the real attacks on the credit of the country were not from the President, but from Senators who pro claimed their criticisms to the world. Mr. Gray closed with much vigor. "We have been dumb during this grave emergency." said he. "We have left the President to light, this battle alone for the credit and honor of the United states, and the people Ol this country will not forget that the American Congress deserted the President in the hour of trial." Mr. Sherman (Rep,, Ohio) said: "The real question is. shall this Government pay itsobligation! iv gold or silver coin? 1 'I wish to point out," said Mr. Sher man, "that i" ''very act, every loan, every sale of bonds since 18H0, this Gov ern men t has demanded gold, and now arc we tv refute to pay these obligations it the name coin we received tor them? If this question is fairly presented and understood by the people, no honest man will My we should not pay in any other co n r-lian that we received, "To s.iy that such bonds, for which ::m I \va* receive I. should not be paid in gpuld wait not honest*'' Ueterrin^to the rseajft bond contract, Mr. Sherman Mkid : I must say Ido not like to say it, for I have the highest personal regard for the integrity of the President and the Hecre i ify ol the freasury. but f must say this :i - l >'iMitra--t was most faulty for the V "ted St itrs.'" Mr. Sherman said the bond contract, while improvident, would not ruin or break the United States. If a reasonable proposition had been made to our own people, they would have found the gold to pay for them. We have the men in New York. Boston, Philadelphia and Chi cago, who. being applied to, could con vert such bonds into gold at their full value. We have no need to look abroad. Mr. Sherman closed by saying that In had not intended personal criticism of the President or the Secretary of the Treasury. " They have made a bad bar gain, that is all." said he, "but being a bargain, we must live up to it." The agricultural appropriation bill was then passed, after which there was an effort to get recognition from every side of the chair. It was clearly a tight between the silver bill, tho appropriation bills and the pooling bill. Mr. Jones of Arkansas, in charge of the silver bill, succeeded in getting first recognition and moved to take up the silver bill. The effect of this, if adopted, was to displace the bankruptcy bill and all other measures and bring the silver bill to the front for a struggle j and a vote. I Hale of Maine moved to adjourn. There I was an aye and nay vote, the friends of 1 the silver bill voting against adjourn ment. The motion to adjourn was defeated hy 17 to 96, a signal victory for the silver men. Gorman then made a move to get the appropriation bills ahead of the silver bill. He urged that the Indian appropriation bill be taken up. Call having made a motion to that effect, Mr. Gorman cited the rule that a motion to take up an appropriation bill was specially privileged. The diSCUieion was sharp nnd exciting, showing the intense interesi felt by Sena tors at the outcome. The Vice President held the motion of Call to be in order. Then an aye and nay vote was taken on his motion to take up the Indian bill and thus cut off the silver bill. The motion was defeated, ayes 90; nays 'M\ and the silver men were again victor ious. The ayes aud nays were then taken on the direct question of the taking up of the silver bill according to Jones, motion and the silver men gained their point, yeas .'(0, nays 27. The vote was as follows: Yeas—Allen, Bate. Berry. Blackburn, Butler. Call, Cameron, Clark. Daniel. Du bois. Hansbrough, Harris, Hunton, Jones of Arkansas, Jones of Nevada, Kyle, McLaurin, Mantle, Morgan, Peffer, Per kins, Pettigrew, Pttgh, Squire, Stewart. Teller. Turpie, - Yoorhees, Walsh and White—3o. Nays—Allison. Brice, Camden, Carey, (■handler, Davis, Dixon. Frye. t.allinger, George, Gibson, Gray, Hale, Hawley, Hill. Hoar, McMillan. McPherson, Manderson, Mitchell of Wisconsin, Palmer, Pascoe, Plait. Proctor, Quay, Ransom, Vilas—-'". Pairs, hrst named would have voted yea—Mitchell of Oregon and Ald rich, Blanchurd and Burrows, Cockrell and Cul lom. Coke and Dolph, Faulkner and Big gins, Gordon and Wilson of lowa, Roach and Gorman, Irby and Morrill. Pritchard and Lindsay, Martin and Lodge, Milbank and Sherman.Wolcott and Murphy, Power and Gaffery, Bhoup and Smith, Vest and Washburn. Mr. .Lines then asked that a time be tixed for taking a vote. He said Senators knew full well how they would vote and there was no need of delay. He asked the unanimous consent that the vote be fixed for 2 o'clock, but Mr. Vilas objected. "Then let's have a vote now," said Mr. Butler and it looked as though the bill might at once be put on its Anal passage. But Mr. Hale suggested that many Sena tors were absent. "Then I give notice." said Mr. Jones, "that I will keep the bill before the Sen ate until a vote is secured before adjourn ment. * 1 And with this final announcement Mr. Jones moved to adjourn and at (J o'clock the session came to a close. I.N THE HOUSE Suspension D*y Results in Severs! Bills (let ting Through Washington, Feb. 18.—This was suspen sion day in the House. Under the rule, if a second was Ordered, any bill could be placed upon its passage after thirty min utes' debate. A bill wus passed granting to the state of Alabama for public uses tbe Mount Vernon Barracks Military Reservation. Tbe Speaker then recognized Mallory, Democrat of Florida, to move the passage of the bill to promote the efficiency of the revenue cutter service under suspension of the rules. i'lark. Democrat ol Missouri, who led the opposition to the bill on former occa sions, made one of his characteristic, vig orous speeches against it. After some remarks by Mr.Covert i Item.. N. V.) in advocacy of. ami Mr. Cannon, Republican of Illinois, ami Dockery (I)em., Mo.) in antagonism of the bill, the vote resulted 85 yeas to 86 nays. Two thirds having failed to vote for the mo tion, it stood detested. Then on a viva voce was passed the hill to equalize the pensions of Mexican veterans and to make the pensions of all Mexican veterans $12 per month under the general law. Some 17,000 persons will be benefited by the net and it would Involve an additional charge on ihe treasury of about $f,000,000, Lynch, Democrat, of Wisconsin, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, moved the passage of a bill to authorize the con struction of dams across tbe St. Louis and Clooquet rivers in Minnesota, but alter considers bis discussion it was lost. The House then went into Committee of the Whole and resumed consideration of the naval appropriation bill. Almost an hour was spent iv the dis cussion of points of order, but the chair man, O'Neill of Massachusetts, decided to reserve his decision until tomorrow. The committee rose and at 8:03 the House adjourned until tomorrow at noon. Ten days 1 loss of time on account oi sickness and a doctor bill to pay, is any thing but pleasant for a man of' a ramlly to contemplate, whether he is a laborer, mechanic, merchant or publisher, .lumes (). .lone.-, publisher of tbe Leader, Mexia, Texas, was sick in bed for ten days with the grip during its prevalence a year or two ago. Later in the season he' hail a se. ond attack, lie says: "In tbe latter cas.- 1 used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy willi considerable success, I think, onl'v being in bed a little over two days. The second attack I am satisfied would nave been equally as bad as the lirst but for the use of this remedy/ It should be borne in mind that tiie grip is much tiie same as a very severe cold anil requires pre cisely the same treatment. When you wish to cure a cold quickly nnd effectually give this remedy a trial. 60 cent bottle's lor sale by Off A Vaughn, fourth and Spring; C. !'. Hoiuzrman, 222 North Main, druggists. Wall paper sc, 7!j.c per roll, -JM t!. Sprint. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY I*. 1895. PHILANTHROPIST PEABODY Anniversary of the Birth of a Great and Good Man SCHOOLCHILDREN IN LINE Elaborate Exercises Held By the People of His Native Town 4 A Message From Qaeon Victoria in Remem - brance of the Banker's nany Kind ard Phitafithropicul Deeds Peabody. Mass.. Feb. IS.—The celchra I tion of the one hundredth anniversary of the birthday of George Peabody, the cel ebrated London hanker and philanthrop ist, benefactor and memorable citizen, occurred in this, his native town, today. with appropriate ceremonies. Tl was not. however, a strictly local observance, for cablegrams from Queen Victoria and the Duke of Devonshire, chairman of the Peabody donation fund, to which Mr. Peabody contributed $'J,,VXMXX) f °r the establish ment of homes for the deserving poor of London, gave it a touch of inter national character. The business part of the town was appropriately decorated. Karly in the day guests began to arrive, and when the afternoon meeting was Called to order distinguished citizens of many sections of Massachusetts and else where were present. The forenoon exercises, in which about 1000 school children took part, were held in the Peabody Institute, and addresses were delivered by Rev. .f. W. Hudson of the Unitarian church ami Rev, 0. S. But ler of Georgetown. In the afternoon exercises of a more elaborate nature were held in the Town Hall. Music and addresses comprised the programme. Hon. Francis H. Applelon. chairman of the celebration committee, presided, aud opened the exercises with an eloquent address. He was fol lowed by Oelieral Walcott, the orator of the day. Tbe celebration closed with a banquet and ball iv the town hall. In opening Ihe exercises Mr. Appleton referred to the wide-spread in fluence of the man in whose memory the occasion was observed, and read the fol lowing cablegrams received from Queen Victoria and the ]>uke of Devonshire: To the Century Committee. Peabody Mass.: On this, the hundredth anniver sary of the birth of (icorge Peabody, tbe grateful remembrances of him and his noble beneficent deeds of charity to this country are fresh iv my heart and that of my | pie. (.Signed): VICTORIA. The committee replied as follows: To Her Most Qractoua Majesty, Victoria, Windsor Castle, Kngland: Tbe committee desires to express on be half of the town of Peabody its sineeie thanks to the Queen of Kngland for the honor conferrod upon it by Her Majesty's gracious message upon the commemora tion of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Peabody. The committee is also in receipt of a ablegratn from the Duke of Devonshire. London, Feb. 18.—In connection with the 100 th anniversary of the late George Peabody, t lie trustees here of the fund given by Mr. Peabody for the erection of dwelling houses for the working classes in Loudon report that the total amount of the fund is now I 41,114,000, Owing to the benefaction of M. Peabody 11,300 houses are now occu pied by 20,000 inmates. The average rent of the rooms is 2s 2d per week. The average weekly earnings of the head of each family among the Inmates of the rooms is 28a 6d. The Queen and the Duke of Devonshire have sent cable dispatches to the Mayor of Peabody appreciative of the virtues of Mr. Peabody. FINDINGS OF AN EXPERT About Eleven Thousand Dollars of County Funds Missing The Senatorial Dead-Lock Still On He Limit of Consent of ninors Fixed at Highteen Years Boise. Idaho, Feb. 18.—-Expert exam ination discloses thai fact t hat ex-Auditor W. C. Wickcrsbam of Elmore county is heavily short in his accounts; also ex- Sheriff.l. D. Gray. The hitter's shortage is about $1000, and the former's said to reach $111,000. The Supreme Court today rendered a decision Affirming tiie consti tutionality of the law requiring water companies to furnish water to cities for lire purposes free of charge. The esse was brought by ihe city of Boise. The court also ordered an injunction issued restrain ing the companies from shutting off the water for fires. There was one Sweet man absent today and the vote for United States Senator re sulted: Shotip, 20; Sweet, 18; Olsggett, 15. The indications now are that Slump will be elected this week. The Senate today passed a bill fixing the age of consent at 18. The bill now goes to tiie Governor. Salt Lake, Utah, Feb. 18.—A special to the Tribune from Boise, Idaho, says: Your correspondent is able a well founded belief that Sctu will be elected ill two or three sibly on Wednesday. Unless a or something unlooked for in seems such a result is inevita has again been made durir forty-eight hours to induce tl to vote for Sweet, but as fa' tamable it has been fruitless. A smatl Residence But Last (veiling at 11 :S0 o' started in the residence of ,1. Meyer street. The fire del telephoned for and they sue, ing the adjoiningqroperty, Kreuse house was a total lo: age to the building will any and the loss on the furuitui to $lnu. No Insurance, Telegrams lor Cue follow at the Western tin ion Ti corner Spring and First Willougbbv. Hugh Crslg 8. I. Roberts. No one in ordinary health or gray if lie wilt follow S' We advise cleanliness of tin of Hall's Hair Kerievver. Vht. Uerman Family loaf. Wall japer at Eckstrom's, THE LEAGUE OF WHEELMEN Annual Convention of the Cyclists in New York TWO CITIES WERE FIGHTING Asbury Park Captured the Next Meeting After a Struggle Reports of Many Committees-Statistics of Cydlftj Read—Schedule of Hntraece Fees Fixed New York, fab, IS.—The annua! con vention of the League of America Wheel men began tim morning at the Grand Onion Hotel, this city, with an attend ance of bicycle enthusiast* from all the states from Maine to California. The pri mary object of the convention is to dis- CUtl several important changes in the laws of the league ami the selection of a place for the next annual meet. It i« probable that the queition of whether or not the color line will he ilrnwn ill the league will come up during the present session and there is also likely to be a light as to where the next annual meeting of the league shall be held. There are two parties, Boston and Ashury Park, and both maintain that It would tie host for the league to hold its meets on their re spective tracks. The Bostonlani < tend that their Walt-hum track is the best in the world, with better accommodations than any other track in the country, and the Ashury Park people say that the track there is just as good and much easier of access. The roll was called this morning at 10:40, after which the committee on cre dentials Hied iis report, President Luscombe presented his an nual report, in which be advised the hold ing of two conventions yearly ; one In the tall and one in the early spring, one in ihe feast and the other in the West, as a convenience to the league members living at the extremes ol the country. The report of the secretary shows that tbe membership of the L. a. \v. has de creased from 261 local leagues to 180. There are OHO lady members of the league, the greater number being iv Massachu setts, 250. The treasurer's report showed |94S In the treasury and outstanding debts amount ing to $,>IBO. Delegate liott, of Maryland, of tiie transportation committee, read a report dative to the transportation ot wheels by railroads, and iv speaking of their loss by theft, advocated the establishment of an officer whose duties should be to notify all baggagemasters on the various roads and also the repair shops to look out tor stolen bicycles, and offering a reward for recov ery, lie estimated the annual cost of such an officer to be aiiiOO. Then Delegate Howard Raymond of the racing board submitted his report. He said that 280 in Glass H had been declared this season. There were 2:12 suspended during the season forvarious offenses, and 1808 race meeis were sand toned during the year, lie suggested that meetings should be hehl between the months of May and September. Ha also recommended tha no intermediate records be allowed, that a rider must go for each distance record separately. He also recommended that tbe alliance between the Canadian League and the L. A. W. be continued and also that between the A. A. V, and 1.. A. W., aud also ihe retention of membership in the International League. He advocated the assessment of league clubs for sanc tions for meets as follows: National meet $10 and other meets 16. He recommends the appointment of offi cial referees for the national circuits and to take the limit for trial beats. Dele gate Sterling Elliott of Boston, of the Quod Roads Publishing Company, sub mitted bis report, it states that the net receipts for ten months for subscriptions, etc., amounted to 1860. After this report a recess was taken. At the afternoon session the report of the auditing committee was submitted. The report condemned the manner in which the gazette of the league is con ducted and objected to the president and secretary paying their expenses out of tbe money they may have in their possession, claiming thai the laxity of the business methods have caused a loss of 12000 to the league during tbe last year. The annual election of officers resulted as follows: President, A. C. Wilson of Maryland. First. Vice-President, George A. Perkins of Massachusetts. Second Vice-President, A. C. Morrison of Milwaukee. Treasurer, A. E. Mergenthaler of Ohio, Auditing Committee, .1. F. Adams of Massachusetts, John Van Nort of Penn sylvania, and George D. Prout of Penn sylvania. Under the order of new business the meeting question was taken up, ami the debate was limited to forty-live minutes. The vote resulted: Boston, OS; Asbury Park. 81. This matter being disposed of, Delegate JacqUith, who bad moved to strike out the word "white from article Hi. sec tion 1 at the constitution, withdrew his motion, and the color question, which was expected to cause some bitter discus sion, was left to tho future. Delegate Elliott's motion to change the constitution iv the following way was adopted: Id to Article I, .Section 2, of the [tion the words "and to promote .ulate cycle racing on the track" opted. w section was added to Article 111 c institution. It reads: ion 5. The statutes of every con subdivision and division shall be Dually on the first day of October dl be based on the membership ■ d on the books of the league on V ' lay." hange Article 111, Section 1 of the LtUtlon. It relates to admission to bership, and provides that a osndl shall be considered elected when cu ■d by two league members. He ed to add the words "or persons in -ted in the objects of the league." It amended to read, "two league nieni a or three reputable persons." Relative to annual dues In Article 111, tion t, Elliott's motion to substitute ne dollar for "the sum fixed by the nstltstion" was adopted. .Section V, Article 8, was changed to ad "applicant is enrolled as a league lember," instead of "application is pub shed in the official organ.'' The then adjourned unti :30 p. vi. President Williston occupied the chai*T lit the evening session. Sections six and seven of article three of the constitution I were stricken out on Mr. Elliott's motion and in their stead was adopted the fol lowing: A tnemher may renew his membership at any time within sixty days from the the dale of its expiration by the payment of his dues. .Beyond the sixty days lie ■hall pay in addition to the annual dues | of $1 the sum of 111 cents for every month or fraction of a month that he is in ar rears. - - - [ The resolution was subsequently amend ed by the adoption of the following: The provision of this section shall ap ply to all membership! that have expired for a period of not longer than two years. Mr. Raymond offered a motion to amend section 0 of article ;t, as follows: Class A rules, clause X —In this class no prize sbyill exceed |Q0 iv value, and such prizes shall be limited to medals, diplo mas, plate, jewelry and cycle sundries only; and also section 9, article 3, class A rales, clause (i, striking out '"nor shall the business of a cycle manufacturer and bona tide agent, as such, be considered in determination of their amateur status" and substitute "hut racing men in the employ of cycling establismcnts may be transferred to clubs. " etc. They were both laid over. The convention then adjourned until tomorrow. RAILROADS FOR ARIZONA The Territory People Wide Awake to Their Interests How the Ten Thousand Dollar Subsidy Has Been Apportioned Among the Various Counties Tucson* Feb. I*.—Give Tucson a rail road up the fertile Santa Crus, a highway to the Mexican trade of Sonora and to Guaymas for a portof entry, and site will be tbe metropolis oi Arizona, and as much cultivated laud will be tributary to our olty as Phoenix enjoys today. Our water in botli the Santa Crux and RillitO is practically unlimited, and what Maish & Oris.-oil and the Allisons have accom plished in the way of water redemption can be . made one succession of magnifi cent successes from Tucson to I'alahasas. and for twenty miles below our city. We are bound to have these results in the end. but our citizens can do much to hurry them Up, says the Arizona Dally Cititen. Tucson, Feb. 18.—The 110,000 wanted of the citizens of Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties, For tin- survey of the north and south toad to Nogales. is not for the $10, --000 itself so much as the fulfillment ot promises made by Mr. Murphy to bis cap italists. The $10,000 is the merest bagatelle to | the amount to be expected, The sum for j the survey lias been assured. On tbe strength ol this Mr. Murphy told his cap italists that the survey would be made for them, thai they might have the right of way and line in readiness for their work. The road then could be nut through with , promptness and'dispatcu. The capitalists will he here shortly ! on the completion of the road to Phoenix. What Mr. Murphy desires is to have the surveys ready to hand over to t hern, ready for the furthering of the road to Calaoasas. This be wants as a conserva tive business man, to make the showing as favorable as possible. That done the railroad may confidently be expected to go through. That they mean business is already demonstrated. 1 iovernor Murphy says that In addition to the rails to Pho'iiix thirty more miles at the favorable figures Obtained were ordered, conditional on the j road going forward as was then expected, in view of the promises made by the peo ple along the line of the proposed road. Now it IS ce/tain thai the company does hot want to build thirty miles out in the desert and then stop. Governor Murphy further smvs that the subscription! may be considered a good gamble, if nothing more. The surveys will be made by the company's engineers"; and it is not likely that, one under way, they will stop with a single line. The superior route will ttß wanted. The cost of these will be two or three times the 910,000. Even though the road were not to be built the right of way and surveys would be the property <>f subscribers, and not of the railroad company; This they would have for the road when it. would come—for that a railroad is bound event ually to come to Tucson from tbe north is as certain as day and night; as has been said many times, Plnenix is no place to build a railroad and then stop. The people of Florence are very anxious that the railroad should be built; it would be the salvation of their country, opening its products of agriculture and giving it a market easily accessible with the outside j world. They further have great wealth of mines in the districts about there, and the shipping of ore, now impracticable owing to the cost of balding would then be a paying and large source of income. The subscriptions of the $10,000 may be apportioned us follows: Nognles $ HOI) Tucson 3,150 FtorSttOS aud Pinal county points "2.500 Mew 1,250 lempe 1(9)0 I'hoetilx I,'JftO Total $10,000 Business College Boys on Mount Wilson A delightful excursion was made yes terday by a number of students from the Los Angeles Business College to Mount Wilson. A. number left Friday noon, but the main body left the day following. There was plenty of snow on the peak, especially on the north side, where it cov ered the entire surface. This was the de- j light of the party, aud snowballing was participated in by all present. Saturday night was very windy, and possibly disagreeable, at least it was so to three boys about 12 or 18 years of age 'who came to the peak without food or blankets.became exhausted and were overtaken by night. Fortunately for the lads the college buys took them in camp aud fed them. On Sunday the last of the merry crowd descended and took trains for the city. Among those Who were there were Pro fessor Carlson. Messrs. Leans, Buntaine. Terpen n ing. Baton, Apablasa. Howard, Dutttll, Simmons, Kefl'er, Long, Bushop, Vogel, Dakin. Luden and others. A Brooklyn merchant says he keeps his i office cool with an electric fan which is operated by the waste electricity from the trolley railway in the street. One of the wires is attached to the gas, the other to the water pipe connecting with the street mains, and ihese are charged with the j ''grounded" electricity from the rails of the trolley road. It Will Pay you to lake Hood's Satsaparilla j WlUi pure blood you need not fear the grip- | diphtheria or fevers Hood's Sarsaparilla will i make you strong and healthy. Hood's Pills are purely vegetable, carefully prepared from tho best ingredients, lioe. Rupture To t He people who AM suffering from rupture Pro,'. Joseph Kan dry, formerly of Berlin, tier many, now of Santa Barbara.is practical rup lure Hp*>cialisl and truss manufacturer. In formation free whereby you can re-come cured Those hfcviiig tried a" Kinds of patent trusses ami found no relit*!, also have ffivtn up all hope, to thrte peopls I Am calling ihc'.r aiten (fen "ml aty.NJtot.jr Mir, titer* to oeud me tboir !( 'Tl F l-l. INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH The Narrow Escape of Seven Skaters FLOATED ON AN ICE RAFT Heroic Work of Captain Fontaine With a Boat A Squall Drote the Ice Floe With Its Human Freight Out Into the Lake and the Un. fortunates Narrowly Escape Chicago, Feb. 18. Seven reckless skat ers were face to face with dcuth in the treacherous, waters of Lake Michigan, and but for the presence of mind of Captain Prank Fontaine, of the Fnited States life saving station, would have gone to the bottom of the hike. The seven youths, none of whom wer» more than l!l years of age. with about fifty other men and boys and several girls, were skating on the ice hack of the Government breakwater, about two miles from shore, when a huge section of ice about four hundred feet broad broke away from the main Held, forming a floe almost square 111 shape. On this raft of ice were the seven skaters. Almost be fore the boys realized what bud happened tbe gup between the solid ice and the floe Widened to about fifty feel and was reced ing further and further, blown by the fury of tlie wind at a speed of one hun dred feet a minute. Captain.Fontaine Jumped into his host anil ut once rowed out to the edge of the floe, which was fully 900 feet away from the pier when he reached it. To add to the horror of the situation several tierce gusts of wind, together with the rocking of the water, began to crack the floe, and by the time the captain was at the nearest edge the huge square had split into a dozen or more pieces and each second the pieces were growing smaller and more dangerous as footholds to the skaters, who were now thoroughly frightened and begun yelling lustily for help. Rowing his boat broadside on along the nearest, section of the floating ice on which were three boys. Fontaine shouted to them to skate as •close as they could, one at v time, and then leap into the boat. In this wuy ihe skaters were rescued, one by one; not, however, until some of them had been drenched in the icy water and all had been thoroughly frightened. ONE LIMB IS PARALYZED A Serious Report About Lieutenant Governor Millard A Rumor That He lias Suffered a Stroke ot Paralysis, but No Canfirmation of the Report There is reason to fear that the cheering bulletins from Indio, iv regard to Lieu tenant-Governor Millard "s health, have ■ been misleading to a certain extent. A gentlemenon yesterday stated to a Herald representative that he had just seen a cousin of Mr. Millard who was direct from y [ndio, ami that the relative, instead of J verilying the reports or bulletins, said | that Millard was a man who could never j get well. He said that the Lieutenant-Governor i bar! suffered from a stroke of paralysis, aud that his right leg was entirely use less, so much so that he was unable to stand alone, much less walk about. He added that while there was a marked im provement Ln the general health of the patient, the physicians agreed that the paralysis was not locul. A denial or confirmation of the report < by telegraph was sought, but without suc cess, no answer being sent to repeated messages. Superintendent Muir's office, which receives daily bulletins as to Mil* lard'> condition, was no more successful in regard t<> confirming or denying the rumor. It is to he hoped that tne state- - ment is only a rumor, but the source of it leads to grave apprehensions. FIVE FAVORITES WON A Orest Day's Sport at th* Bay District Track Ran Francisco, Fell. 18.—The racing wag over the regular course today aud live favorites won. First race, six furlongs—N'orlilieh won, J. 0. C. second; Al Broeck tblrd; time, 1:19 3-4. Second race, six furlongs—Dick Behan won. Miss Buckley second, Eckert third; time, 1:17 3-1. Third race, live furlongs—Motor won, Ferrier second, Bernardo thirl; time, 1108 1-2. Fourth race, five furlongs, selling— Clara White won, Mutineer second, Claud ius third ; time, 1:12. Fifth race, one mile, selling—Volt won, Whitestone second, 800/.c third; time, 1:47. At New Orleans New Orleans, Feb, is. — five furlongs— lied Veil won, Bear Guard second, liabbi third; time, 1:12. Three furlongs—Uncle Lew won, Arse nic second, Leaseman third; time, 41 1-2, Six furlongs—Dave Pulsifer won, La Grande second: time, 1:21 1-1. San Francisco Race Entries The following are the entries and weight- for the San i'rnueisco races today as furnished by the Los Angeles Turf ( lull. 212 Boitth Spring street., Duke, Blacß & Co.. proprietors, where a book is made daily on the above events: First race, nve-eiuhihs mile, selling—St. Jacob 04. i.odl tol, Harry Kurd lOi sisals June 101, Hadic W. lOi. Emma Mack 107, Ravine 100, Urcen River 100, Lark 109, Ed. Stanley UIB, Cavdor 102, Yargnderc 92, Llziit Hampton (colt) 101. Second race, three fourths mile, selling — Catalugue ( a clieni 100, commission (Imp.) l'W, Terra Nova 8(t, Meplglit 107, Ruder XOti, Rogation Repeater J»2, Faro 1011. liliss M. Model Jit/, Lrmghmoie lu4, Idaho rlref.lOrl, Nebuehadnezar 87 Third race three four lis mile selling-riotd DUSt -4, Hligo 137, Three Forks 124, Jo Cot ton 127, Johnny Payne 1 ;7, Han I.ncas, 112, Aid 1' 121, boon It B. 122, Booze 132, Duchess of Milpitas llii, Maj. Ban )3n. Fourth raie, one and a half miles, htirdls race • Wild Oats 133, Bell Ringer 135, Relam pago 124, Bassania 138, Goodbye 138, Mesleer ISO, Nipper 136, SSampost 131. Fifth race three fourths mile - t'onde HO, Maj. McLaughlin UP, Duke Stevens 114. RUa 107. Robin Hood (No. 2 11), Modes'o tOl, Wan-ago, 102, Sedalla 10?. "letropollton Tuii Exchange The Metropolitan Turf Commission Room. Commissions taken nn San Fran cisco and eastern races by wire. Pools sold on sporting events. Durkee A Fitzgerald, 196 West Second street. 1 v , Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Awn <t>il Gold Medal Midwinter Pair. S«n Francises.