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IN THE HERALD WILL FILL THE WANT VOL. XLIII. NO. 132 SAN PEDRO TO BE THE SITE Senator White Talks of The Herald's Memorial MUCH GOOD WILL RESULT Quick Action of the People in Speaking for San Pedro The Commerce Committee Will Visit the Coast After the Close of the Present Session of Congress Special to The Herald Washington, Feb. 19.—The Herald's memorial on the advisability of locating the proposed deep sea harbor at San I'e dro has had a marked effect on the mem bers of tbe Committee on Commerce hav ing the matter in charge and on members of the Senate and House generally. While there are certain members of the Com merce Committee who for reasons of their own will stick to Santa Monica in the face of all arguments, the majority of the com mittee is only anxious to do what is best for Southern California and the country. The short, terse speech of Senator White, in which he explained that both of the California Senators ami the Repre sentative of the district, two boards of engineers and 20,000 citizens had all de clared their preference for San Pedro, made a strong impression. Speaking of the matter today, Senator White said: "The memorial so speedily procured by means of tbe enterprise of The Herald has attracted much attention. It is a complete answer to the few who have affected to doubt that the sentiment of those who are. in position to know the facts, was favorable to San Pedro; how ever, as I have had occasion frequently to observe, Congress never enters into any new and important river and harbor work at a short session. Moreover, the River and Harbor and Commerce Committees will not make any recommendation. "I hope to induce the holdover mem bers of the Commerce Committee to visit California during the recess, and I be lieve good will result from this trip, not only to Los Angeles, but to the Pacific. Coast generally. Senator Perkins and I anticipate the passage of a San Pedro bill next session. It should always be. recol lected that there was much effective work done here against San Pedro prior to the organization of this Congress, nor has the contest by any means closed. • "Ma.ty were prejudiced years ago against San Pedro by misrepresentations very artfully made. These erroneous notions are, we believe, gradually being eradi cated. It is most satisfactory to be backed by such a powerful memorial as that which I presented yesterday." "Holdover members of the Committee on Commerce referred to are Vest, Gor man, Murphy, Frye, Jones of Nevada, Dolph, Cullom, Quay and White himself. Frye will probably be its chairman in the next Congress, as he now heads the Re publican list, and he is an avowed Santa Monica man. Tbe committee has been memorialized to visit Southern Califronia after the adjournment of Congress, to in spect both harbors, and all the members have expressed hopes of being able to do so. Some may, however, be prevented by private business, while an extra session of Congress would endanger the whole plan. MINISTERS IN COUNCIL Novel and Extraordinary Views Expressed in Milwaukee Milwaukee, Feb. 19.—At the Methodist Ministers' Association meeting one or two members gave expresion to some ex ceedingly novel and extraordinary views regarding communion service. The Rev. B. D. Huntly of Summerlield church caused a little stir by advocating the use of a patent wine-soaked wafer in place of the chalice. He said this could be manu factured at a very small cost. The dis cussion was caused by a paper read by the Rev. Iwert, who advocated the use of two cups, one for the women and one for the men. This idea was not popular. The Rev. Dr. Eaton, of charity ball no toriety, thought there was more danger of microbes being carried by the cup than there was in kissing. The Rev. W, J, Patton objected to the movement for the individual cup being called a fad, and said that his congregation favored it. It was finally agreed that the Rev. Dr. Huntley's patent wufer scheme was a good one. l\ AFTER ROSEBERY England's Premier Summons His Cabinet Very Suddenly London, Feb. 10.—Lord Rosebery hastily summoned a meeting of the Cab inet today, which lasted fully an hour. It is rumored the dissolution ofParliament is imminent. Last evening when a vote was being taken in the House of Commons on Sir William Harcourt's motion to close the debate on an address in reply to the Queen's speech it was confidently be lieved by the opposition the Government would be defeated. The vote was 280 to 271. Students Tire of Talk Toronto, Feb. 10.—All but five of the 700 students of the Toronto University re mained away from lectures today as they threatened to do if Professor Dale was not reinstated, and un investigation into the management granted. The government will not yield. The Trouble In Colombia Sew York, Feb. 19.—A special to the World from Colon, Colombia, dated Feb ruary ttb, says: The strictest censorship j THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1895. TWELVE PAGES is exercised over the press. Ts'o cable gram, whether it announces a death, a marriage or the stranding of a ship, can leave the city for abroad without the signature of Signor Perez, the public cen sor. No one is allowed to publish here or elsewhere anything but what the govern ment directs. MORE ATROCITIES IN ARMENIA Another Letter Tells of Cruelties of the Unspeakable Turk Boston, Feb. 19. — A letter referring to the massacre of Armenians just received by a resident of this city, who for obvious reasons does not wish bis name men tioned,is of great interest, because of hav ing been written from a part of Turkey remote from that whence letters hitherto published have come. It indicates a most deplorable state of affairs. Under date of January 11, the writer says: "The extra ordinary quarantine precautions taken by the hitherto immovable Turk,with regard to cholera that, was still far awuy, have now been explained by the tidings that have conic from Moosh. There is very strong evidence that a general massacre or series of massacres of Christians has been understood by local governments to be the order of the day. There is an ac tivity and energy displayed by the gov ernment in recent efforts to encompass the Christians and cut off their names and existence that points to a newly formed plan to be put into execution with as little waste of time as possible." Referring to a case which came under his own notice, the writer says: "A Protestant woman was assaulted and violated hy three Turks. They were tried and found guilty, but an infamous court under the influence of the still more in famous Governor, reversed tbe judgment and released the guilty men." From this state of things there is no remedy, the writer says. No appeal can be made and such crimes will become more frequent than ever. Terror and amazement have taken hold of the people to such an extent within the past few months as to become manifest even in their countenance. Attempts have been made by officers and soldiers to draw Christians into a quarrel, but have so far failed. Most Molsem officers have taken property of Christians and are doing just as they please without regard to law or justice. BOUGHT OUT HIS PARTNERS James W. Scott Now Owns the Chicago Herald John R. Walsh Disposes of His Interest—The Paper Will Continue as an Independent Democratic Organ Chicago, Feb. 19.—John R. Walsh, owner of the majority of the stock of the Chicago Herald and Chicago Evening Post, has disposed of his interests in both papers to James.W. Scott, who has been connected with both papers since their inception. Mr. Scott has for some time held an option on the stock of Mr. Walsh in both papers, which expired tomorrow. In a formal announcement of the pur chase of the controlling interest, Mr. Scott says: "In addition to the business, printing plants, franchises and good will of the newspapers mentioned, the transfer in cludes the Herald and the Evening Tost building, both of them admirably adapted to newspaper publication. "Under the new ownership The Herald will continue to be a leading exponent of the principles of the Democratic party, pledged to the support of honest govern ment, honest money and honest taxa tion. '' Mr. Scott said tonight that the price paid for the two papers was approximately . P 2'000,000. A NEW RECEIVER R. S. Worthington Will Take Charge of the Fort Scott Water Company Fort Scott, Kan., Feb. 19. —R. S. Worth ington, superintendent of the Fort Scott Water Company, has been appointed re ceiver of the company instead of C. P. Coffin, of Chicago, who was appointed nt the request of the State Trust Company of New York, holders of the third mortgage bonds of $100,000. The change was made by United States Judge Thayer of St. Louis at the request of the Atlantic Trust Company of New York, which held the second mortgage bonds of $250, --000. The Farmers' Loan and Trust Com pany of New York today filed in the United States court a suit for $50,000, the amount of the lirst bond held by thetn. Besides the $300,000 involved in the suits, this city is suing the company for its charter for failure to comply with its franchise. THE GRIM REAPER Several Notable People Die in This Country or in Europe Lexington, Ky., Feb. 19. - Mayor Thomas H. Shelby, Collector of Internal Revenue of this district, and father of John T. Shelby, Colonel Breckinridge's law partner, died of paralysis of the throat, in his sixty-sixth year. He was a grandson of Isaac Shelby, the first Gover nor of Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 19.— Colonel Rob ert Popper, a wealthy stock breeder and owner of the famous stallion Onward, died today of Bright's disease. London, Feb. 19.—Dr. Hulke, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Eng land, is dead. Chicago, Feb. 19—Colonel J. P.Mar tin. Adjutant General of the Department of Missouri, died today of kidney dis ease. Fighting Flames Ashland. I'enn., Feb. 19. —After twenty four hours continuous work the men fighting the Humes at West Bear Ridge colliery, where five men were killetl anil seven injured by an explosion of gas, yesterday, succeeded in quenching the fire today. Aimed at the Chinese Olynipia, Wash., Feb. 19.—Mr. Camp hell has introduced a bill in the Senate making it unlawful for any male person to wear a queue. The penalty is a fine of $100 to $500. The object is to drive out the Chinese. HUNTINGTON MAKES A PLEA The Railroad Lobby Still at Work in Washington THAT REILLY FUNDING BILL Sir Rivers Wilson Talks to a Congres sional Committee The Pacific Roads Now Want to Pay the Principal But Are Fighting Against the Interest Debt Washington, Feb. 19.—Several members of the House Pacific Railroad Committee gave a hearing today to the representa tives of the Union and Central Pacific roads concerning the proposition that the Government accept the principal of its debts in full payment of its claims upon the roads. Messrs. A. Boissevian and Victor Morawetz, Charles H. Tweed and Sir Rivers Wilson appeared for the com panies. The conference was entirely in formal. Mr. Tweed stated that thje Central Pacitic people hud discussed the plan since the. last meeting of the committee, had considered what, their borrowing power was ami bad come to the conclu sion they could raise the required amount to pay the principal if they could have the Government lien as a se curity from the parties from whom they borrowed. The question was raised hy Chairman Reilley what would be done under this arrangement with the first mortgage bonds, which fell due at the same time, and if an extension of them would not be necessary. Mr. Tweed said that the company would be obliged to borrow from them, although it had no interest in their disposition of the claim, as brought up. Then the status of the sinking fund was destroyed, and com mittee members argued that the Govern ment would not apply it to its debt until the first debt was settled. Mr. Tweed held that the sinking fund belonged to Government absolutely in any event. In the course of the discussion Mr. Morawetz declared that the Union Pacific must be reorganized, that its continuance under present conditions was impossible; that it did not ask a new charter from Congress as it could reorganize under state authority. Mr. Reilly said there was a question about its right to do so. Chairman Reilly proposed to the representatives of the companies a new plan for the settlement of their debt which is practically a variation of the Reilly bill. He proposed that instead of raising the first mortgage debt and ex tending Government debts the companies should pay the principal of the Govern ment debt into the treasury ; that the in terest due the Government should be ex tended and the first mortgage debt be ex tended until the terms of the Reilly bill to be paid in installments through a period of fifty years with interest at 3 per cent. The advantage over the pending bill which this' plan presents is that the Treasury would receive the amount of the principal of the Government debt instead of the holders of the first mortgage bonds being given a settlement and the Govern ment debt, principal and interest, being extended. The representatives of the Union and the Central Pacific took the suggestion tin der consideration and will give their views on it in a few days. TALKS BACK The Railroad Commission Replies to the Legislature San Francisco Feb. 19.—The Railroad Commission mailed a reply to the state Assembly last night. It is in the shape of a report on an inquiry, held by re quest of the lower house of the Legisl * ture, in reference to the transportation of green fruits and vegetables, and the vari ous devices and methods in use for the purpose of preserving and transporting such products to the Eastern markets. The report quotes the resolution under which it acted, mentions the communica tion from Vice President Stubbs to W. 11. Mills, read at Monday's session of the board, summarizes the statement of Cot* tier of the American Ventilator Com pany, of WHHani Graves, who explained his tub device, an address delivered by F. F. Adams, ex-manager of the California Fruit Exchange. The report sums up its inquiry as fol lows : We cannot suggest or recommend the adoption of any device until it has been tried and its efficiency fully demon strated. The railroad company, so far, has not adopted any particular device, for the reason that a practical demonstration has not been made to its satisfaction of the efficiency of any method which would lessen the weight of the cars and dimin ish the cost of transportation. The railroad company signified its will ingness to assist any person who could improve upon the present cumbersome and expensive mode of shipping fruit in refrigerator cars, It has expended consid erable money experimenting, and is will ing to continue to do so. It disclaims owning any interest in these refrigerator cars and is anxious to discontinue their use, on account of tlieir great weight and expense of hauling, as soon us something better can be obtained. If the Legislature would adopt some means, cither by offering a prize or pre mium for competition for the purpose of securing and obtaining some device or some means of transportation of fruit Which would practically overcome these objections and oblige the railroad com pany to OWn these cars and operate them, it would go far toward adjusting the diffi culty by greatly reducing the cost of transportation below *he present rates, and afford shippers tlv3 necessary relief and allow them fair compensation for their products. It is the purpose of this commission to investigate this subject further during its term of office. Realizing the great importance of thi« question, we think that this investigatiot and inquiry should be extended, and thai the Legislature should provide means to enable this or some other commission to make the these inquiries, investigations and actual tests, and report to the Gov ernor from time to time, and have the same incorporated in the reports of this commission when published. OFFENDED HER HUSBAND How a Young Californian tint Into Trouble and Jail Lansing, Mich., Feb. 19.—Governor Rich, upon recommendation of the par don board, issued a pardon today for Har old C. Henderson, convicted of burglary nnd sentenced to three years' imprison ment. Henderson is a civil engineer, a graduate of Yale, and has wealthy parents in California, who have not heard of his disgrace. While calling upon a married woman he was attacked by her husband and jumped through a window. He had the woman's watch and the husband had him arrested for burglary. For fear of blasting the wife's reputation Henderson would not explain his presence in the house and was convicted. He has served two years of his ter m. TO TAME THE NATIVES German Warships Being Sent to the Samoan Islands Auckland, N. Z., Feb. 19.—A steamer just arrived from Samoa says it is rumored that German warships will arrive during May for the purpose of subjugating and disarming the natives. The Ger mans, it, is further said, will then exercise sole control over the island. The rumor, It is said, has consular authority. To Brave the Perils of the Sea Again New York, Feb. 19.—The La Gascogne's machinery having been pronounced safe and sound after a dock test, the celebrated steamship will sail tomorrow afternoon with a full cargo and over 300 passengers. Carries Some Treasure London, Feb. 19.—The Ems, which will sail from Southampton for New York to morrow, will take ,f 1,015,0 ill in gold bars. The total amount of gold then on the way to America will be $5,730,000. A Dummy Bomb New York, Feb. 19.—The alleged bomb found last night at 297 Broome street consisted of a piece of gas pipe filled with white lead, and the fuse was simply a piece of twine. SOUTHERN PACIFIC METHODS Charging More Than the Traffic Will Bear in Colorado A Protest Sent to the Interstate Commerce Commission by a Fuel and Iron Company. Pueblo, Col., Feb. 19.—The Colorado Fuel aud Iron, Company of Pueblo, has forwarded to Washington a petition to the interstate commerce com-' mission, praying that the rail roads carrying traffic from Chicago to the Pacific Coast be compelled to cease the discrimination In their freight rates against Denver, Pueblo and other com mon points. All of the Western railroads are made parties defendant in the petition because rates are established by the traffic asso ciations, but the complaint is really di rected against the Southern Pacific, which is the road alleged to be insisting upon the discrimination complained of. The discrimination, it is claimed by the petitioner, absolutely prohibits the trade. This is claimed to be apparent from the fact that steel rails produced here by the complaining com pany can be laid down at San Francisco from English furnaces, duly and manu facturing cost paid, for l"ss money than the freight, tariff from Colorado to San Francisco. The Southern Pacific Railway Company takes the position, according to the Fuel and Iron Company, that "the factor fix ing the standard of the value of the car. riage service to San Francisco is the com petition by water from the Atlantic to the Pacific seaboard, and that the further it goes away from tV" Atlantic seaboard into the interior uf the western country the higher the rate may bo." In other words they declare, according to the petitioner, that the less service per formed the greater the compensation shall he and in this way they dis criminate against Western manufacturers and attempt to do away with natural laws of trade and natural advantages of location. The grievance of the fuel and iron company is shared to a large extent by Western manufacturers and jobbers. TRUESDELL'S trouble The Ex-rlidwinter Hair Juurnalist Wanted in Many Places Emporia, Kan., Feb. 19.—Hartwell P. Heath or Frank Truesdell, the alleged swindler who was arrested yesterday with numerous bogus drafts in his possession and who had just attempted to puss one at the Citizens' bank, still refuses to talk to anyone. He maintains his usual self possession and to all questions gives the invariable answer "See my lawyer." Marshal Fleming today receive a request from the chief of police at Syracuse, N. V., saying Heath was wanted there for two charges of forgery and urging the pris oner's detention. County Attorney Simp son thinks Lyon county will not care to incur the expenses of bringing witnesses from California to convict the prisoner, but local bankers say the witnesses will be here nevertheless and that Heath will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Heath today very reluctantly sat for a picture for the rogue's gallery. The Pharmacists' Bill Sacramento, Feb. 19.-The bill com pelling pharmacists to have four years' experience, as well as a diploma; also the bill releasing hydraulic miners from injunction at the end of a yeur, were passed to the third rending in the Assem bly- Fell Five Hundred Feet Sonora, Cal., Feb. 19. —Yesterday after noon an Austrian, John Popevale, fell from the slip ut the Rawhide mine, at the 500 foot level, and had his head crushed and neck broken. No Senator Yet Boise, Ida., Feb. 19. — The vote for United States Senator today: Shoup 20, Sweet 18, Clagejett lo; WOMAN'S GREAT VICTORY The Bill Enfranchising the Ladies Passes MAJORITY IN THE ASSEMBLY A Good Chance for the Measure in the State Senate Story of Millard's Illness Denied—Seymour Bill Meeting With Some Strong Opposition Special to the Herald. Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 12.—The passage of the woman's suffrage bill by 45 to 2!) was the event of the Jay. The women themselves did not expect such a hand some vote, and they now expect to get the bill through the Senate without difficulty. All of the Los Angeles members voted for the bill. Pendleton voted no, but subse quently changed to aye. In the Senate the prospects of the passage of the bill are good. Many Sena tors say that while the constitutionality of the measure is questionable* they are willing to let the matter be tested in the courts. There was no excitement when the bill passed) and not near so many ladies were present as on the occasion when the bill was debated. Efforts were made to impede the vote by motions to adjourn and raising points of order, but as the Assembly was overwhelmingly for the bill all motions to impede its progress were promptly voted down. When the roll call hep an everybody kept tally. Almost all who voted no said they desired to explain tlieir vote, which they will do tomorrow. There was little haadelapplng when the result of the vote was an nounced. Telegrams in papers that Millard has had a stroke of paralysis, have caused much comment today, especially as Budd is suffering from rheumatism. The report was generally discredited and telegrams were sent to Indio, asking how Millard really is. Letters. received from him to day all say he is getting better. No more bitter contest has appeared in the Legislature than the light on the Sey mour bill on the Correction and Charities committee, which comes up Thursday. Friends of the bill claim 21 votes for it, but the opponents feel conlident it will be beaten. Great pressure, however, is being brought to pass it if possible by those who expect to get fat jobs under the commis sioners. WOMAN SUFFRAGE Assemblymen Say That Ladles Can Cast a Ballot Sacramento, Feb. 19.- In the Assembly toduy the woman suffrage bill came up under special order for final passage. A large number of the advocates of the measure assembled early and encouraged the legislators by occasional conferences and engaging smiles. When the question came up an effort was made by Belt man, of San Francisco, to adjourn but was defeated by a vote of 59 to 7. The bill was then passed without debate by a vote of 40 to 29, the ladies applauding when the vote was announced. The vote was as follows: Ayes—Barker, Bennett, Berry, Bett man, Bledsoe, Boothby, Bulla, Butler, Dale, Davis, Dodge, Dwyer, Kwing, Fas sett, Freeman, day, Glass, Guy, Hall, Hatfield, Hurler, Hudson, Johnson, Jones, Kean, Keuyon, Langenour, Llewellyn, Mead, McCarthy, McDonald, McKclvey, Merrill, Nelson, Osborn, Phelps. Powers. Price, Richards, Rowell, Btaley, Spencer, Tomblin, Waymire, Weysc, Zqchl— 4B. Nay's—Ash, Baehman, B&Ssford, Bel shaw, Brusie, Carglll, Coleman, Cough lin, Cutter, Devitt, Devine, Dixon, Dun bar. Healey, Holland, Kelsey, Laird, Lewis, North, Pendleton, Robinson, San ford, Stansell, Bwisslcr, Tibbetts. Thom.es, Twijc, Wade, Lynch—29. IN THE SENATE A Large Batch ot Bills Pour In— A Bledsoe Measure Sacramento, Feb. 19. Bledsoe's logging camp lull passed by the Assembly made trouble when it came before the Senate for the second reading, It makes ten hours a day's work in the sawmills, shingle mills and logging camps. Seawall championed the passage of the bill, but a half dozen amendments were fired against it with the evident intention of killing it. Gleaves proposer] that the hours of labor be changed from ten to right and Ford asked to amend so the regulation would upply to employes of all corporations. The amendments provoked a long de bate in which all the melts and demerits of the proposed measure were thoroughly reviewed. It was finally agreed to take the matter up again at 3 p. ni. tomorrow. The Governor's appointment of E. L. Colnon, harbor commissioner, was con firmed. Hills were passed giving the city of Eu reka a police court; authorizing the State Treasurer to employ a bookkeeper throughout the entire year; providing for contingent expenses of the Senate; au thorizing the State Treasurer to pay to the State Veterans' Home Association funds received from the Government un der congressional act of 1H88; appropriat ing deficiency for Stockton asylum; amending the act relative to bank deposits of deceased ; amending the act relative to the release of mortgages by foreign ex ecutors; relative to fees collected by the clerk of the Supreme Court; relative to the limitation of actions; relative lo the discharge of guardians. All but the first four of the above hills having conic from the Assembly will now go to the Governor. The hill providing for the manufacture of diphtheria anti-toxine by the State Board of Health and appropriating $1000 for the purpose was read a second time. Llewellyn's bill relating to the power of a husband and wife over community property caused long debate and was finally sent to the Judiciary Committee for amendment. Bills were introduced as follows,: By Biggy, relating to the public school sys ADVERTISERS CONSIDER THE HERALD A GOOD MEDIUfI PRICE FIVE CENTS tern. By Gleaves, relating to the purchase of toll roads. By Earl, relating to ceme tery corporations. By Lnngford, relating to the State Board of Viticulture. By Den nisnn, relating to the Board of Bank Commissioners and appropriating funds for its support. By Seymour, to provide for the disestablishment of corporations. Simpson, to promote the purity of elec tions. IN THE ASSEMBLY The Military Committee Given Leave to Visit San Francisco Sacramento, Feb. 10.— The Military Committee was granted leave of absence today lo go to San Francisco to attend the Native Sons' celebration next Friday. The present prospects are that the committee will nut go alone, for the Legislature will adjourn over the holiday from Thursday until the Monday following. Bills were passed as follows: Froviding police courts for cities under 100,000 population; providing a secretary for San Francisco Superior Judges; pre scribing conditions under which foreign insurance companies may do business; prescribing conditions under which Lloyds may do business; relating to the consolidation of colleges; relating to the commitment of the insane; regu lating the sale of milk; amending the act relative to incorporations; regarding the adoption of children; relative to fees of court reporters; defining grand larceny; relating to the dismissal of civil actions; fixing penalty for public administrators who fail to lile reports of estates; reduc ing the number of superior judges in San Diego county to two; providing that the Italian interpeter of San Francisco courts need not necessarily be a native Italian. All but the first four of the above bills having passed the Senate they go to the Governor for signature. Bills were intro duced as follows: By Staley, providing certain changes in the public school system. By Weyse, to promote the purity of elections. By Dodge, relating to cemetery corporations. By Retrenchment Committee, relating to commitments to Whittier and Preston schools. By Pendleton, to establish free public employment offices, also to validate proceedings for organization of municipal corporations, also to validate insurance of bonds by cities of fourth, fifth and sixth classes. By Wade, limiting the power of testamentary disposition. Hy Ewing, to protect the owners of bottles, kegs, soda jars, etc. By Brusie, relating to appeals from conviction. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS Wade Will Amend His Bill to Meet Somv Objections Sacramento, Feb. 18, —At a joint meet ing of the Senate and Assembly Commit tees on Constitutional Amendments to night the Wade bill, providing for a new method for publishing constitutional amendments, was considered. Several newspaper managers were present to pro test against the proposed bill, which does away with advertising amendments ill newspapers. The plan dl the bill is to have copies of the proposed amend ments sent from the state printing oflice to nil boards of supervisors and county clerks and to authorize those officials to circulate the amendments in the county election proclamation and by sending copies to each registered voter, much in the same manner as sample ballots are now distributed. The plan, it was pointed out, would be inadequate, and it was suggested that a more satisfactory method would be to authorize publication of amendments in two newspapers of each county once a week for six weeks prior to election. Wade agreed to add this to his plan pro viding the slip distribution to registered voters were also retained. The whole matter was Anally returned to a sub committee consisting of Senator Earl and Assemblymen Baohman and Wade to draft a new bill embodying the above sugges tions. THE FEE BILL A Proposition to Repeal the Law That Cause Trouble in San Francisco Sacramento, Feb. ll).—At a meeting ot the San Francisco delegation tonight it was agreed to take up the proposed bill to repeal the San Francisco fee bill affecting the Sheriff nnd county officials on, Thurs day at 1 p. m. Three bills relating to the Home for Ine briates in San Francisco wore discussed and referred to sub committees of live, which subsequently agreed to report a bill doing away with the present home and giving the Supervisors instead of the Hoard of Health, as proposed, power to establish a new home and to maintain it by appointment of physicians and em ployees. VICE IN SAN FRANCISCO The Anti-Corruption Resolution to Die la the Assembly Sacramento, Feb. 19.—The Assembly Committee on Public Morals agreed, aftei a brief debate, to report adversely on the anti-corruption resolution drawn up by the Civic Federation of San Francisco nnd introduced in the Assembly by Cutter. This resolution called for a committee of three to investigate the San Francisco police department and suspecud election frauds. desford's Bill Fails Sacramento, Feb. 111.—The Senate Judi ciary Committee tonight had before it Gresford's bill to authorize organizations in all counties for the enforcement of law. The organizations contemplated nre similar to the present societies for the suppression ol vice, only the entiro Held of securing the punishment of all misdemeanors is open to th cm. Some ob }ectiOQ being raised by interior members, it was agreed lo report the bill unfavor ably, with the understanding that another bill would he formulated anil designed so as to apply only to San Francisco. Labor anil Caplli I Sacramento, Feb. 19. At a meeting of the Assembly Committee on Labor und Capital tonight, Swing's bill, drawn up by a committee named by Mayor Sutro and designed to afford relief lo the unemployed, was discussed. It was agreed thai instead of asking for an appropriation to he dispensed by a com mis-ion as contemplated, it would be bet ter to add a small amount to the next tax levy. Other features of the hill will be considered tomorrow night.