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M'BRIDE SAYS VERY LITTLE The New Senator Prom Oregon Is Noncommittal REFORM IN FINANCE NEEDED Tlie Battle for Senator Crowded Out Important Measures t Batch ol Commissioners Wilt Hold Over for Two Yeats—The Legislature Was a Failure Portland, Ore, Feb. 24.—United States Senator-cleet George W. Mcßride was not prepared to outline his views at length on the money question, but in answer to a question today he said: Tt is evident there is need of a reform in the financial system of the country, and it is my belief that such reform should proceed upon the lines of tlie last national Republican platform. Owing to the prolonged contest for United States Senator the Legislature was unable to lect State Railroad Com missioners, Game Warden. Fish Commis sioners, Tilot Commissioners and Food Commissioner. The result will be that the present officers will hold over until the next session of the l egislature, two years from now. As far as general legislation is con cerned, the Legislature just closed has been a total failure. Very few bills af fecting the state at large became laws, and in several instances bills of a local nature, such as amending city charters, were killed owing to the factional differ ences over the United states Semitorsliip. The bill over which the most bitter light occurred was that amending the charter of the city of Portland. Strongopposition to the bill developed in this city on. ac couut of a provision for a board of public works. The bill passed the Senate, but was killed it> the house Tin? story of the struggl? for the electhiu of a successor to J. N Dolph in the United States Sen ate, w-jtch has been carrici! on in the Legislat*ise for thirty- three days, and which came to a close at U :45 p. m. last night, by *the election of (ieorge \V. Mc- Bride. ex-tieoretary of State is an inter esting one. The contest has been a bitter one from beginning to -end, and up to thirty min utes before the hour set for final adjourn mant, it looked as though there would be a deadlock. Senator Dolph held thirty-seven votes solid, enough to defeat an election, up to 11:15 p. m., at which time a recess was taken for live minutes. The excitement was growing intense, and it was evident that if Oregon was to have two Senators in the next Senate something must be done at once, as midnight, the hour set for final a djournnieiat, was rapidly ap proaching. When the joint assembly was called tn order again, the first few names called showed,no dhaage in tbe vote, but when the namejof Clceton, a strong Dolph man, was reached, he arose and immediately the vast assemblage becaane silent. It was evident some action had been decided upon by the Dolph meai He spoke a couple of mitraites, and when he men tioned the nasaC of McPride the house broke into a wild hurrah. He then re corded his vote for .Mcßride, who hail re ceived twenty-five votes, the number necessary to a clwiice. Am id the greatest confusion and cmsering, a motion was made to have all the Republican votes recorded for MeßriVie, and it carried with a rush. Mcßride. therefore, received seventy-two votes, being that of every I'e publican in the Legislature. He was in no sense a candidate for the office, though his name had bean men tioned iv connection with the Senator ship. The contest has been a remarkable on-' in many,resects. One month before the Legislature ;,ict, it was cooisidered a cer tainty tiiat Senator Dolph would have no opposition for re-election, but from that time until the Legislature met the free silver men began a campaign to defeat his re-election. They had no parte tUftr candi date, but simply were opposed to Dolph on account of his views on the money question. Oti the second day of the ses sion the Republicans went into caucus, when Dolph received the unanimous nomination. The vote in separate session was taken one week from tiie time of the caucus, but twenty-four members oi the House who had voted for hiui in caucus refused to do so in separate sessieai. He re ceived a majority in the Senate, but lacked in the House; his total vote, how ever, in the two houses,, footed up forty eight, v majority of two. The next day in joint session four more votes left him, which prevented his elec tion by one vote. He continued to dtrop off from day to day until his support got down to thirty eight. The Opposition stood firm, and it became evident several clays ago that. Dolph could not be elected, though bit supporters agreed to stand by him to the last. Bather than cause v deadlock, how evart-hay yielded et the last moment and brought lorth Mcßride. upon whom all fact'ous could unite, and ho was elected on the sixtieth ballot. iieorge Washington Mcßride is a native son of Oregon, having been born in Yamhill county iv 1»54 He is a son of Dr. .lame- Mcßride, who was well-known M one of the earliest anil sturdiest pioneers ot this state. Mr. Mcßride was educated in the common schools and al Wilhuueite University, Salem. lv I*l7 his parents left V amhill county and at St. Helens, Columbia" county, which place lie has made his home ever sinoe. lv 1882 be was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives and was subsequently chosen speaker of that body. In lxxv .Mr. Mcßride was nominated by the Republicans for Secre i.i'y .1 State and was elected. His popu larity is attested by the (act that the two principal nominees of the ticket with him Governor and Treasurer—were defeated. Mr. Mcßride performed the duties of bi- office so satisactorily that he was, no unatcd by acclamation in 1890, and re-elected by a handsome majority. He s ■ " I out the full term and retired the ,'i -i of the present year to give way to •'» »Whk'«Hi Kob. 24. -Tlie news of the le.'tioii Cjl Ucorge W. Mr-Bride us Uniteil :, tee Heuatftr from Oregon was a great x. rnrisse to the congressional delegation • • "r.v'i. Vlr. Mcßride, though well ••:> »i his »tate, has not been men tiqped for Senator and it was supposed his health would not permit hint to be a candidate for any office. He was in this city about a month ago on his way hack to Oregon from New York, where he had undergone a surgical operation. In speaking of the matter tonight.Rep resentative Herrman of Oregon said : "I have known Mr. Mcßride intimately for years. He was c. competitor of mine in ISB4 before the Republican convention -for tire nomination to Congress. Before that he was a member of the state Legis lature and speaker of the slate House of Representatives. In 1887 he was elected Secretary of State, and re-elected in 1861, | serving altogether eight years. His term had just closed. He had suffered so much from Inflammatory rheumatism that he hud practically withdrawn from politics and was not elected to any office at the end of his term. • *He is about 45 yoarr old. He is of a very amiable disposition, of refined ap pearance ami is liked by all who know him. "He conies of a distinguished family. His father, Dr. Mcßride, was Lincoln's Minister to the Sandwich Islands in the early '80*. His brother, John R. Mc- Bride, was the first Republican Congress man from the state of Oregon. His mother's brother, W. W. Adams, was col lector of the port and held other important positions. "Senator Mcßride took no part in the recent senatorial tight, and I suppose was elected as a popular compromise candi date-to prevent the Legislature from fail ing to elect and leaving the place vacant " A Portland Banker s Sudden De»tii Portland. Ore., Feb. 24. —M. A. Strat um, president of the East Portland Na tional Bank, died today of apopi'-xy. He was adjusting a bicycle for li is sou ndicn he suddenly fell to the floor, striking his head a heavy blow. He appeared dazed and a physician was summoned, but shortly after the arrival ol the doctor he expired Mr Stratton was a brother of Judge J- A. Stratton of Seattle. DEATH FAR UNDERGROUND Convicts Have a Fight With Fire in a Coal Mine T» oof the Unfortunates Perish and Eighteen Others Several? Injured-The Cause of the Fire a Myster - Birmingham, Ala.. Feb. 21.-A fire occured in a rock slope of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company's mines at Piatt City this morning that resulted in tlie death of John Pat ton and Louis Stevens, two miners, and more or less seriously injuring eighteen others. Twenty miners, all convicts, were in the stope, near the air shaft at 2:80 o'clock this morning when they detected the smell of smoke. Shortly afterwards an immense volume of it came towards them from the engine room, which was be tween the air shaft and the cage leading out of the mine. Driven by the smoke the twenty men hurried to the air shaft and there huddled together to kcej) from suffocating. Mean while the Hinokc became thicker as the tire issuing from the engine room seized seven train*- and a lotof waste and burned furiously. Breathing became extremely difficult. Twenty-three mules in the Stable in the mines also felt the smoke and made the night hideous with cries. John Patton and Louis Stevens finally left the crowd at the air shaft and tried to get to the cage shaft. They never reached it but were aftewrards found dead near the engine room. One of the men had his head almost beaten into a pulp, indi cating he had tried to kill himself rather than suffocate to death. Smoke seen issuing from the shaft brought help by the way of the cage and in three hours the lire was out ami the eighteen miners at the air shaft were brought up in a more or less serious condition from suffo cation. The cause of the fire is a mys tery. ON THE TWENTIETH SHOT A Human Target Pays for His Chance with Life Alfred Recikoff. an Alleged Rifle Expert' Fatally Wounds an Assistant in Chicago Chicago, Feb. 21.—William Havcrly was shot and fala'ly injured tonight at Ingel's Pavilion by Professor Reickoff, alleged "champion rifle shot of the world." The men were performing the human target act. Haverly, who was acting as as sistant, had a steel plate over his heart. Ueickoff tired twenty shots nt the skel plate, "ringing the bell" nineteen times. At the twentieth shot Haverly sank to the floor, ■ rying, "My God, I am shot." One of the bullets had entered his stonoi-ch below the plate. At the hos pital it was said that he could not live. Reickoff was arrested. A POLL FOR PRESIDENT Kansas Legislature Expresses Choice oi Republican Candidates Topcka, Kans., Feb. 24.- Arthur Cap per, editor of a local newspaper, has made a canvass ot the Republican members nj the Legislature of Presidential prefer ences as follows: For Mi Kinb y in. Reed IS, Harrison 5, Allison 1, Sherman, Senator Teller 2, .lobn .1. IngaUsii, Senator Wolcott 1, Levi I. Morion 1, no choice 11, declined to vote U. •• It is admitted by a largo number o[ M. Kiulev men." says the Mail, "that the , Heed sentiment in Kansas was rapidly growing and one or two went so far as to say that when tho time came to select a delegation from this state it would be nip and tuck between the two candidates. A Heavy Failure London, Feb. 21.--The Times has a dis | patch from Montevideo which says the i failure of the Italian linn of Podesto & j Sons, with liabilities of *180,0Q0, is caus | ing much uneasiness. South American banks are the principal creditors of the | linn. The Police Condemned Philadelphia, Feb. 24.-At today's meet ing of the United Labor League a resolu tion which has been under consideration for the past six months, condemning the police authorities for suppressing the Bpeech of anarchist Mowbray, was adopted. This is the season to get the best val ues and attention in line tailorintr from 11. A. Getz, 112 W. Third street. " Wall paper 9c, 7J..C per roll, 32s S. Sorin» LOS AJS'GELES HERALD: MONDAY MORXING, FEBRUARY 25. 1895. LAST WEEK IN CONGRESS in the Crush of Business Many Bills Will be Left PROGRAMME IN THE SENATE Butler Will Probably Do More Fighting for the Pooling Bill Night Sessions Will he the Order Every Night After Tuesday-Debate Is Everywhere In Sight Washington, Feb, 21.—Tomorrow the House enters upon the last week of its session, and tlie usual rush which charac terizes the closing hours of every session of Congress will begin. I'nder the rules ibe last six days of every session are sus pension days, anil members recognized may call up bills and have them acted on under suspension of the rules. There are oil public bills on the calendar, 217 of Which must be considered in Committee of the Whole aud 114 on the regular calen dar. In addition to these there are over 500 bills on the private calendar. Of course only a very Insignificant percent age of these bills can be passed, but the press for precedence will be terrific anil many exciting scenes will surely occur. It is quite probable that several night sessions will be held, and it is almost certain that Congress will remain iv con tinuous session from Saturday until Mon day next, on which day Congress expires by limitation at noon. The regular ap propriation bills are unusually well ad vanced so far as the House is concerned, only one, the d liciency, being unacted upon and it will go to the Senate tomor row. The two which are considered dan gerous, that are liable to fail or be vetoed, are the sundry civil and the diplomatic and consular. To the former, the Senate Committee on Finance has reported amendments to 3 per cent coin bids with a provision requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to advertise for bids in case of another bond issue. To the diplomatic and consular the Sen ate has added amendments for the Hawaiian cable. If these provisions pre vail despite the protest of the House, it is thought that President Cleveland may veto them. The Committee on Pacific Railroads is pressing for an opportunity to secure a vote on the funding bill as amended, and the Committee on Public Buildings is equally insistent upon its demand to secure a provision for a print ing house site, which has been hanging tire for several years. It is probable that the Committee on Utiles will give boih time during the coming week in case op portunity offer.-s. Asj a whole, the week promises to be both interesting und excit ing. The senate programme for the remain der of the session which will close at 12 o'clock tomorrow week, is to follow the sundry civil bill, the consideration of which will begin tomorrow with the leg islative, executive and judicial bills and then to take up the naval bill, and lastly the general deficiency appropriation bill. While it is understood that there will probably be spasmodic attempts to get up other measures of general importance, the best opinion is that none of these will be successful in cases where there is ob jection. It is possible that Senator But ler will renew his efforts in behalf of the pooling bill, and that Senator George will also again attempt to restore the bank ruptcy bill to its position as the unfinished business, but it is not in the least probable that the efforts of either will be successful. Senator Faulkner is also hopeful of secur ing their consideration of the territorial admission bills, but there is no longer a possibility of passing the bills. An or der has already been made for a night session Tuesday for the consideration of bills to which there are no objections. Tlie probabilities include night sessions every night after Tuesday, continuing virtually through the nights of Saturday and Sunday and also a session next Sun day during the day, These, it is be lieved, will be held to dispose of the ap propriation bills, there being many pro. visions in those remaining to be con sidered which may lead to prolonged de bate. There is also a probability of de bate over the next report of the confer ence cdmmittee on the diplomatic bill, in volving the appropriation for the Hawaiian cable. There is not much in tlie legislative bill to lead to debate, but the other three bills all contain provisions which, if they are not withdrawn, are sure to cause sharp debate. It is intimated that tho certifi cate amendment to the sundry civil bill may be withdrawn. If it is, fliis will sim plify the situation, but there will be ma terial for many speeches and resolutions tor prolonged sessions. Senators do not consider the outlook discouraging, and they predict that the bills will all be passed, by the time fixed by the Constitu tion for adjournment, on the Ith of March. Following is the status of the appropri ation bills: Approved by the President—Military academy and army. In conference -I'ension, fortifications, diplomatic and consular, District of Co lumbia, post-office, and agricultural. Passed to the Senalc—Sundry civil, leg islative, executive and judicial. Not considered by the Senate Commit tee on Appropriations—The navy and general deficiency. Of the bills in conference the diplomatic and consular and fortifications bills have been partially agreed upon. THE DEATH OF DOUGLASS Representative Colored JTcn Throughout the United States Pass Resolutions Washington, Feb 24. —The Union League of the District of Columbia, com posed of representative colored men of the capital, has adopted appropriate resolu tions deploring tlie death of Frederick Douglass. The resolutions recommend that "all those who appreciate his emi nent and invaluable services to his coun try, his race, and to the cause of human ity, should adopt some emblem of mourn ing for thirty days, and especially should this be done by that class of Americans wdiom he did so much to make free." The members of the league will wear a token of mourning for a period of thirty days. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 24.—The colored people of Baltimore will send a represen tation to Washington to attend the fun eral of Frederick Douglass. A movement has been started to erect in this city a monument to Douglas:.. Kaleiurb. N*. C, tts —'i t,*,--* i* * wide misunderstanding over a so-called Douglass adjournment by the General Assembly of North Carolina and iv con nection with it there have been state ments which do not present the matter accurately. The actual facts are as follows: On the day after the death of Frederick Douglass, a colored representative named Crews offered a resolution providing that the House adjourn at 12 noon, as a mark of respect to Mr. Doulgani Mr- Crump ter, a Populist, offered an amendment to make the hour 2 o'clock, which was the regular hour of adjournment. Speaker Walser ruled the amendment and resolu tion both out of order, saying that tho House would not adjourn until the busi ness of the day was disposed of. He then suggested that a motion might be made that when the House did adjourn, it would do so as a mark of respect. A stand gin vote on a motion to this effect was taken and was adopted. The Senate branch of the Legislature took no notice whatever of the death of Douglass. New York, Feb. 24. - Reverend Dr. Louis E. Bunks delivered a discourse in Han sen Place Methodist Church tonight on Frederick Douglass, the eloquent, tho most picturesque historical figure In mod ern times. He said in part: "If I were asked what person in the present century had fought against the greatest odds and won the struggles of life at most points, I should answer Frederick Douglass. There is a great deal of talk about self-made men in our times and we hear an abund ance of eloquence concerning Abraham Lincoln's rise from the place of a rail splitter fo the Presidency; of General Grant's career from the tannery to the positiouof first American citizenship, and Garfield from the tow path to the White House, but none of these men had to make life's race with such a handicap ping, or facing such odds as Frederick Douglass. A career like that of Frederick Douglass is at once an honor and on In spiration to humanity, in such a man the kinship of all races is demonstrated." GUATEMALA .STANDING FIRM Rarrios Has Made No Concessions Whatever to Mexico An Agreement Between the Quarreling Republics is Still Several Weeks Distant Guatemala, Feb. 24.-Tt is given out here that no positive settlement has been reached on the questions pending with Mexico. Minister De Leon has tele graphed that the Mexican government still holds for the indemnity clause and is not inclined to abate an iota. From of ficial sources it is learned that Guatemala has made absolutely no concessions to Mexico and the question of amount has not even been mooted, it is certain that an agreement will not be reached for a fortnight In spite of all reports to the contrary, negotiations between Mexico and Guate mala are not advancing and the delay is due to De Leon's dilatory tactics, wdiile Minister Mariscal is doing all possible to hurry the matter up. De Leon aserts he is fully empowered to arange matters to the end without the necessity of consult ing anybody. News of the apoiutmciit of Senator Ransom as Minister to Mexico is received with the greatest satisfaction. President Barrios, accompanied by General Moilno and Minister of War Mnr ales, inspected the troops in the garrison in this city yesterday. General Moilno was interviewed after the inspection find said while there was every reason to believe there will be no hostilities over the pres ent question it behooved Guatemala to continue her military preparation as long as Mexico continued hers, adding that the country would not be caught unpre pared' that if war should come Mexico would find that she will not have so easy walking as she imagines. WAS IT OAS OR WHISKY? A Terrific Explosion Occurs in an Oakland Saloon Joseph Boquet Has a Marvelous Escape From Serious Injury - A Hotel Alarmed Oakland, Feb. 24.— The Galindo Hotel barroom was wrecked by a gas explosion early this morning. Joseph A. Boquet, the proprietor, went to the saloon at 7 o'clock. Entering an ante-room, which was heavily curtained, he struck a match. Instantly there was a terrific explosion. Boquet was hurled out through the doorway and on all sides of him there was a shower of glass from the broken windows. Miraculously. Boquet was not seriously injured. The bar and fixtures were badly shattered. A leak in the gas meter had tilled the room with gas during the night. The sound of the explosion was tremendous, causing a panic among the hotel guests. ALL IN A FEW HOURS Romantic Marriage of a Boston Boot and Shoe Man Providence, It. I. Feb. 24.—The roman tic side of a wedding here a few days ago lias just come to light. Thursday after noon George M. 0. Whitney, a commercial traveler for a Boston shoe house, engaged a room at a boarding house in this city, and during the day was introduced to Miss Grace Grant, daughter of William H. Grant of Indiuapolis. Twenty minutes after the introduction he was engaged to marry her. She consented, and they were married by Rev . Dr. G. J. V'ose of the Congregational Church, the same afternoon. The young lady is 24 years of age und very beautiful. Whitney is 123 years old. When Baby was sick, we para her Castoria, When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. Waen she had Children, sue g wo tlieo: Castoria, A Cheap I-amily Still Tor distilling water. Pond (oreireuiai. P. E. Browne, No. 1114 South Spring street. 5)60 envelopes hop; ii ream writing paper at I.siißstadtcr, :M7 N. Main st., opp. Baker block. A, A- Kckslroin lias removed to 3-4 South SpriiiK street with lusstuck oi wall paper. ■y*H»*nt> huiisr. 10c roiL 328 S. Spring. SWALLOWED UP BY THE SEA The Great Storm on the Atlantic Cost Many Lives WATCH OF ANXIOUS ONCS Looking For Many Ships That Will Never Return History a< a Winter on the Atlantic That That Has Never Been Equalled For the Sei erlty of Its Storms Philadelphia, Feb. 24.--The losses of life at sea this winter have been greater than during any corresponding period within tbe recollection of the oldest shipping men. The local underwriters cannot at i tempi at this time to figure out just what number of policies they will have to pay, as it is contended that the full and worst re-ults of tbe recent storuis have not yet come to light. It is a pitiable sight to stand at the rn trance gate to the Maritime Kxchange, as the door keepers are besieged by anxious wives ami other relatives of seamen who went out to sea previous to the great storm of tlie 7th instant and have not yet been heard from. The relatives of Captain Oliver of the Philadelphia schooner, Emma Myers, who sailed from Charleston fourteen days ago and has not since been heard from, are almost prostrated with grief as they believe the vessel has foundered, and all hands, eight in number, have been lost. On January 8 the three-masted schoon er afarooshen, manned by a crew of seven men, sailed from this port, hound for Westcasset, Maine, but since then no tidings have been hail of her and it is thought likely she, too. met with the gale of the seventh instant, and foundered with all hands. Nothing has ever been heard from the schooner Governor Ames, which sailed from Salem early in the month for Philadelphia and Baltimore. She is manned by a crew of nine men. The family of Captain Dulling of the Philadelphia schooner Maggie Dulling, which was passed al sea on the lath inst., abandoned, water-logged and with masts gone, have not yet been heard from and friends of the crew are becoming ex tremely anxious. Many other vessels are missing and some have no doubt found ered in the same gale. SPORTS FOOL THE OFFICERS On tbe Trail of a Cock Fight in the Town of Milpitas Constables Fin 4 the Place, hut Chickens and Handlers Were Out cf Sight San" .lose, Feb. 24.—Sheriff Lyndon and a number ol officers from this city went to Milpitas at, an early hour Ibis morning to raid a cocking main that was reported to be in progress. The pit was located in a barn in the rear of French's hotel at Milpitas. In it were gathered about 2iVi sports from Sau Francisco, Oakland and San .lose. The Society for the | Prevention of Cruelty to Animals here was determined to stop the main, and at its instigation the officers arrived at the scene about 2 o'clock this morning and forced their way into the barn. As soon as the situation was understood among the crowd there was a grand scramble to get out, and all but fifty escaped before the officers could force the door. There was then an in vestigation, but as no birds were found in the pit or building, und no evidence of a light.no arrests were made and the officers returned to Sau Jose again. Precautions had been taken not to have any birds in tbe barn excent during the time that fight ing was actually in progress. The officers happened to strike the place just at a time when there was an interruption in the mains. Before that time there had been three tights, and there were several after the officers left. There was not much betting and very little money changed hands. There was a number of birds from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. The birds from this city won most of the fights. SAN FRANCISCO CORRUPTION Another Mass Meeting Will Be Held in the Bay City San Francisco, Feb. 2!.—ln several of the churches of this city today reference was made, to tlie need of a municipal in vestigation in San Francisco. Rev. A. C. Hirst preached to a large congregation in Simpson Memorial M. E. Church on The Salvation of the City and Practical Rea sons for Reform, outlining various forms of corruption in the city. In the Central Methodist Church tonight the Rev. Dr. Dille spoke for municipal reform. His church would not begin to hold the throng who wore eager to hear him. Tomorrow night there is to be a great mass meeting on behalf of reform ami investigation at Metropolitan Hull. It is under the auspices of the Civic Federa tion. There are now 50,000 voters actively supporting ttie movement. Delegates go to Sacramento tomorrow to push the in vestigation commission bill. A Novelists Letter London, Feb. 24.—Mr. Sydney Colville has written a letter to the Times with the authority of the widow of Robert Louis Stevenson and his executor, inviting all persons who have letters from the novel ist to send them to him for submission to Mrs. Stevenson, if they are willing that the letters shall be eventually published. Death of an Editor Chicago, Feb. 24. -Burke Waterloo, an editorial writer on the Herald, and a brother of Stanley Waterloo, died sudden ly tonight, at the Southern Hotel. The malady which caused his death was a complication of the grip He was 35 years old and leaves a widow. Death ol a Naval Officer Portsmouth, N. H. Feb. 24. - Dr. H. L. N. Dubois, United States navy, died this morning at the Kittry navy yard from apoplexy, aged 57 years. He was one of the best known men in the navy. Colonel Thornton 111 Fresno, Feb. 24. — Colonel Harry I. T|iornton, the well known lawyer of San Francisco, is lying in a very critical con dition at a local hotel. He is not ex pected to live. He was stricken Willi pneumonia about two days ago. The Most Simcl.k and Safe Remedy for a Cough orThroaL Trouble is ''Hrown's Uronehial Troches." They possess real merit. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Fraa:isco. THE GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE Work of th* Committee on Contest Nrarlnt Completion Nashville, Venn., Feb. 24 —The com mission to investigate into the guberna torial contest has finished the examina tion of the counties objected to by Mr. Kvans and Mr. Turney, and has strickan out many counties and civil districts from the investigation. Rules have also been adopted defining the relevance of testi mony to be taken , and the issues upon which the evidence has been taken have been fixed. T 1 > cor ission, divided into four sub-corn ittee will begin taking evidence tomorrow, in the West, one in the Middle and two in East Tennessei li a vi' forty days each to complete the in vestigation. CAPTAIN HOWGATE FREED A Jury Declares the Ex-Signal Man Nat Guilty One of the Most Remarkable Cues on Record. Detectives Hunted for Him for Years Washington, Feb, 24.—Captain Henry Howgate, formerly disbursing clerk of the Signal Service, who has been on trial here since January 28 on two indictment? charging him with embezzlement and forgery, was today acquitted of tlie charges. The case was given to the jury at noon on Thursday last and it was not until noon today that a verdict was reached. On the first ballot, it is said, the vote stood seven to rive for acquittal. The jury reported on yesterday their inability to agree, but Judge McComas insisted that they should remain and try again. The Howgate trial has been unusual in many ways. Fourteen years ago import ant frauds affecting large sums of money were discovered in the Signal Service accounts, and Howgate was charged with having committed them. He was ar rested, but by a ruse escaped from his guards and for thirteen years remained in New York City. Although a reward of $,1000 was offered for his capture he was not arrested until last fall. At the beginning of the trial there was a hot legal battle in regard to the validity of the indictments on which it was proposed to try Howgate. They were finally sus tained and the case tried on its merits. The jury found that the case was not barred by the statute of limitations, but held that Howgate was not guilty of the particular offenses charged. After the verdict was reached Howgate was taken back to await trial on the seven indict ments remaining against him. It is not known which of these will first be|tried. Try a gal. Maltese Club whisky, $3.50, unexcelled for purity and flavor. T.Vache & Co.,cor. Commerc 1 & Alameda. Te1.309. 1 Fitzgerald, house and sign painter, 222 Franklin; telephone 1440. Low prices. Kregelo it Bresee, funeral directors, Broadway and Sixth street. Tel. 243. Troy, N. V.. Feb. 24.— General Joseph B. Carr died at 9:4fi a. m. today. 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