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Senator White Talks of The
Herald's Memorial
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
James W. Scott Now Owns the Chicago
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The Railroad Lobby Still at
Work in Washington
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
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
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.
The Railroad Commission Replies to the
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
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.
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.
German Warships Being Sent to the Samoan
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.
Charging More Than the Traffic Will
Bear in Colorado
A Protest Sent to the Interstate Commerce
Commission by a Fuel and Iron
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
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.
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
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;
The Bill Enfranchising the Ladies
A Good Chance for the Measure in the
State Senate
Story of Millard's Illness Denied—Seymour
Bill Meeting With Some Strong
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
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
Assemblymen Say That Ladles Can Cast a
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
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.
A Large Batch ot Bills Pour In— A Bledsoe
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
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
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
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
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.
Wade Will Amend His Bill to Meet Somv
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
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
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
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.

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