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the meeting of the national convention
in 18WJ to prevent a hopeless split in the
-J>arty. It will be remembered that just
previous to tbe convention of 1888, when
the Democratic party was divided on the
tariff question, much as it is on the
money question today. President Cleve
land issued his famous message commit
ting the party to tariff reform, and that
the shortness of tho time between the
istuing of tbe message and the election
tire vented the vhorougeh discussion of
the question, and so brought on Demo
cratic defeat. This was one oT the mis
takes of President Cleveland that the
committee did not care to imitate.
"It has been asserted that a state con
vention has no right to discuss national
Issues, and that consequently this con
vention should not have "been called.
Such a suggestion is absurd. A national
convention is made up of delegates fiom
the different states, ami the party in
each state has a right to express itself at
any aud all times upon any and ad ques
tions, and to Instruct its delegates to the
national convention a- to tbo policy it
desires carried out. While the action ot
this convention cannot bind the delegates
to the national convention of ism;, yet its
action can and will serve as a basis lor a
campaign ot education to be carried on
by the state committee to tne end that
the party be united on one common ob
"The committee has been severely eiti
cised for calling this convention. The
worst motives have been suggested, the
vilest epitiiets nave .teen used and men
tailing themselves Democrats have not
hesitated to say that the public action of
the committee was irregular, illegal, trai
torous and destructive.
"This convention was not called for
the purpose of reading any man out of
the party,nor has the committee nor any
member concerned in the calling given
utterance to an expression that would
indicate any such intention. Oil tho
Contrary, every effort has been made to
prevent anything like a rupture in the
democratic ranks. At the same time,
the party has resented the efforts of a
lew would-be bosses to control tho
SS asses, either by means of public pat
ronage or by threats of leaving the party;
end now that they have so evidently
jailed to accomplish ttieir purpose and
desire to leave us, we can only bid them
§oodby and wish them better luck in
ossing the opposition.
"Gentlemen, you have responded to the
Call of the committee in coming here to
day, and it is my wish that your further
action will not only mark out a Hue of
policy for the committee lo follow, but
Witt serve to unite the Democratic party
On one common object and enable us to
•gain write ourselves tbe majority party
Sn the stato and in the nation."
£ The speech was interrupted by frequent
applause. At the conclusion of the
ppeech Hinrichsen said the state central
< ommittee would announce the list of
temporary oflicers: Temporary chairman,
Judge Munroe ('.Crawford. Union county;
secretary, Arthur W. Bentley, Pike coun
ty. When Judge Crawford's name was
announced there was tremendous ap
Districts were called for the purpose
of receiving the names of committeemen,
and the fact developed that a full list of
district delegates had been seelected in
caucus this morning, to attend the na
tional monetary convention, should one
bo called.
The committee on resolutions named
includes Kicbard Michaelis, P. P. Keenan
and J. W. Lanebart of Chicago; At
torney-General Maloney, N. B. Worthing
ton of Peoria, and ex-Fnited States Land
Commissioner W. J. A. Sparks.
Thomas Nel My of Menard county
moved tdat all resolutions of a political
nature be referred to the committee on
resolutions without being read. Thomas
Merritt created considerable excitement
by opposing this method. The conven
tion was called for the purpose of consid
ering great questions, and he was opposed
to all gag methods.
Adjournment waa taken antil 2 o'clock
to give the committees time to formulate
their reports.
When tbe convention reassembled the
report of the committee on credentials
Was read and adopted. Tbe committee
on permanent organization elicited vig
orous applause by naming as permanent
chairman Judge S. B. McConneil of Cni
cago. Judge McConneil made a vigorous
speech which was enthusiastically ap
plauded. Judge McConneli said:
"This convention has peculiar signifi
cance. Heretofore the managers of poli •
tical parties have so arranged that party
politics should bo declared only at the
time the candidates were chosen and only
a short time before tbe gathering of rep
resentatives of the people. The result has
been that often our conventions have put
forth a mere assertion of general princi
ples and on live issues expressed them
selves in meaningless compromises. Col
orless candidates have been presented to
•he people or candidates unsympathetic
with the real purposes of the party.
"'This convention makes a departure,
nnd is intended not only to allow free
discussion before the next political en
gagement but to define our party position
with distinctness and deriniteness so that
110 candidate, if chosen 10 ollico, will
have the chance or excuse to defeat out
Congressman William J. B.'yan of Ne
braska was called upon to address the
convention. Bryan's appearance was tlie
signal for tremendous applause. His
rpeech was facetious and cutting and oc
casioned almost continuous appaluse, the
delegates throwing their hats in the air.
He complimented Chicago for having
As a citizen such a man as Judge McCon
neil, who would march at tho head of the
[Democratic party with a double shield.
JHe said that this was the most demo
cratic audience that he had seen in a
long time. No party is nt to be a factor
$n politics which has no op in ion on
every public question. He said that there
were men in tlie party who wanted the
Jlemocratic party to straddle a question.
J-l c said that there was a time when
Cleveland had to face tho question of
turning to the plutocracy or Democracy
pud had he been a lack son or a Jefferson
Jie would havo turned to the common
people and there would be no need of this
convention here today to repudiate Re
publican principles. (Applause.) If he
Lad not faltered tha Democracy would
nave continued in power for years t*>
come. No man who is in favor of the
fold standard can talk bimetallism and
s honest. If the double standard is right
then monometallism is a ciime against
society. (Applause.) You had just as
well have an Knglish general at the head
pf our army or an Knglish admiral nt
the head of our navy, as an English hank
at the head of the treasury depaitment.
In 189* i tho people of then Tinted
States will be called upon to decide
whether the influence of this nation shall
be cast by the side of bimetallism or ot
an universal gold standard. This ques
tion will not be finally settled until the
great common people of tbe United States
settle it.
When Mr. Bryan had concluded Judge
Hunter spoke and then Governor Altgeld
was called upon, lie spoke at some length
saying in part:
* 'It is an irrevocable principle that
when you increase tho volume of money
in the world you increase the selling
price of products in the world. (Ap
plause). On the contrary, it is also the
principle that when you reduce the
snonoy of the world, then instantly the
selling price of commodities and products
have to go down. What followed this ar
bitary act of 1873? The fixed charges were
left. The mortgages wero not reduced.
The Interest was not reduced. Taxes were
not reduced. C insequently our great pro
ducing classes found that* when they had
paid the fixed charges they had nothing
left. The merchants could not sell. Tho
railroads had little to carry. The manut
factories had to shut down. What fol
lowed? The laborers In the factories
4 wero without work and very soon with
*out bread. \Oll found that out. Now.
how are you to get back to the condition
that we formerly occupied? Why, we
should restore the purchasing power to
the producing masses of the country.
Put them back where they stood when
the government with its strong arm in
to/fared, and the whole machine of in
•***UJ Wili start uj?, and until that is
lone there is no possibility oc the return
>f general prosperity. (Cherrs).
"The Democratic party, standing for
tne people, is under obligations to right
the wrong. The Republican party are
followers of the doctrine of Hamilton,
they believe in tbe doctrine that it is the
ousmess of the government to help eu
fico people and throw a few bones,to the
|K>or. The trouble with us is that lor
several years now our Democratic leaders
<eem to have gone over to the Ttepuh.i
:an field and tried to take tlie job away
from the Republicans. There were some
who talked auout leaving the
party. Ob, Lord, they could not associ
ate with us people. I have not ' heard of
my leaving yet. Ido not believe they
Vfjj, Bat l say this to you, that if every
man who talked of leaving the party
would go over into the Republican party
today ami we should have an election In
this slate, we would poll 40 ncr cent or
more votes than we polled last fall. (Ap
plause). And you must undo by legisla
tion the crime that the government did.
Yon have got to have a president, who
IT 111 ba in sympathy—a president, who
will be willing' to stand by the great peo
ple of America and not by tlie bondhold
ers oi' Kurope. You nave got to kuve a
.•ongress thai when it goes to Washington
will remember what their constituents in
Illinois ami the other states want. (Ap
plaUee). You nave got to quit, trilling
with congressmen who. when they go to
Washington, always looksf.) New Kugland
for their inspirat on.
"This tight, is only beginning. The
powers that are against us are powers
not.to be despised, powers tliut are al
ways lighting, powers that are omni
present. You will find that consolidated
wealth will be against us. You will lind
that tne fasebionabfe drawing rooms will
he against 'is, the daily papers will be
Against us, the bankers will be against
US, and every man who makes a Living
oft other people will be against you. Look
lit the crowd of men that have been
lighting you. The danger in this move
ment will oe this. The thing we have to
tear will be the danger of a division.
These subtle and seductive influences
against you will wedge iv a little here
and will "pull up a little there, and will
cause you to hesitate about this. This
talk of going together arm in arm, let us
all be Democrats, is all talk aiul is not to
your interests. AU you need to do is to
hold them back and to stand tirmly to
gether and let it be understood that the
men who are not with you are against
The committe 0:1 resolutions thejn Ire
ported to 0 bail man Fit hi.au, submitting
ihe following lesolutions:
"Whereas, Silver and gold have been
the principled money metals of the world
ior thousands of years, and silver money
is recognized and* just as honest money
betwen individuals and between nations.
notwithstanding various ratios between
si Ivor and gold ; and
* Whereas. The demonetisation of silver
lias deprived tho people of 'he free use
and benefit of an invaluable, original
money metal and has increased debts and
added to the burdens of the people by
lowering ihe value of labor and labor pro
ducts; and
Whereas, The constftiutlon of the
United States prohibits any state from
using anything but gold and silver coin
for the payment of debts, thereby recog
nising mat coin composed ot silver or of
gold is honest money and to be used as
a legal tender; therefore, bo it
Resolved, By the Democrats of Illinois
in convention'assembled, that we are in
favor of the use of both gold and silver as
the standard money of the United States,
and demand the free and unlimited coin
age of bulb metals at the ratio of 16 to 1,
without waiting for tbe action of any
other nation, and such coins shall be tho
legal tender for all debts, both public and
private, and that all contracts hereafter
executed for tho payment of money,
whether in gold, silver or coin, may lie
discharged by any money which 1% Jay
law legal tender.
Resolved, That we hereby endorse the
action of the Democratic state central
committee in calling this convention, and
we instruct the committee to carry out
the will of this convention as expressed
in its platform by inaugurating and carry
ing on a icumpaign of education in this
state, and to thoroughly organize the
Democracy of the state on tne lines as
laid down in the piartform of this con
Resolved, That the Democratic mem
bers of congress and members of congress
from this state be and they are hereby in
structed to use all honorable means to
carry out the principles above enunciated.
There was a lengthy debate in regard
to tho resolution favoring an invitation
to the national Democratic committee to
call a national convention, and the fol
lowing was finally adopted:
"Kesolved, That we request the Demo
cratic national committee to call a con
vention to consider the money question
not later than August, 1895. If the com
mittee refuses to call sucn a convention,.
then we invite tho Democratic state com
mittees of ottitr states to take concurrent
action with the Democratic State commit
tee of his state.
When this resolution was read before
the convention it was greeted with loud
applause, as was also the 16th para
graph of the main resolutions.
A resolution endorsing Governor Alt
geld was greeted with enthusiasm and tho
meeting was frequently interrupted by
the shouts of applause, approval of the
expressions regarding his veto of certain
bills being quite numerous.
After the adoption of special compli
mentary resolutions the convention ad
The com mittoo appointed to select
delegates at large to the national silver
convention met during recess. John P.
Hopkins of Chicago, Secretary of Stato
W. M. Henrich.-on, George P». F Ithlan of
Joseph county and Gen. Lewis B. Paro
sons of Clayton county were elected alter
natives. John Warner of Peoria, John
Watson of Knox county. Gen. Alfred
Orendor of Sangamon and L. O. Whitnell
of Johnson county were chosen alternat?s.
Colonel Bradley Nominated for Governor.
Story Told in the Platform
LOUISVILLE, June s.—The Uepub
lican stato convention convened today at
'2 p.m. at the auditorium, which seats
5000 and was filled to its full capacity.
Hon. J. W. Yerkes, one of the candidates
for senator, was chairman of the state
committee. He made a strong speech on
the existing conditions in Kentucky, and
introduced as temporary chairman Judge
George Denny, wJio is contesting with
Col, W. C. Owens the seat of Colonel
Breckinridge In congress. After Judge
Denny's speech, the usual committees
were appointed, the one on resolutions
including all the Republican congress*
men-elect irom Kentucky.
Congressman Walter Evans offered a
strong resolution for a gold standard. It
was referred to the committee on resolu
tions. An invitation to appoint delegates
to the free coinage convention at Mem
phis was tabled. Congressman Evans Wat
made permanent chairman and Samuel
J. Roberts secretary, it was ascertained
that the committee on resolutions was
having difficulty on the free silver plank.
The convention remained In session up to
5:30, tillihg In with speeches, when it
took a recess till T:.'JO, awaiting a report
on resolutions.
On reassembling the committee on reso
lutions was unable to report, and favor
ites were again called out for speeches,
speaking until 9 p. m.. when the platform
Was reported and unanimously adopted.
State Chaiiman Yerkes presented the
name of Colonel W. (>. Bradley for the
nomination for governor. The nomina
tion was made by acclamation. With con
tinued demonstrations until Colonel
Bradley was escorted to the platform.
After thanking the convention and ac
cepting the nomination for governor,
Colonel Bradley reviewed recent political
changes in Kentucky, and on the linan
cial plank said:
"Tbe platform of today is but a repeti
tion of toe platforms of the past. It de
mands protection for every American in
terest—protection for the producer, pro
tection for the manufacturer; protection
for the laborer and protection for the
currency. It denounces the heresy of the
free, unlimited and independent coinage
of silver, and it will piotect tho people
from the dishonor ot repudiation. D has
been said before, and it is repeated now
that every dollar should be of equal value
with every other dollar, and thai every
promise to pay a dollar should be ns
sacred as a soldier's grave and worth 100
cents wherever the flag Hies. It favors
the use of gold and silver of equal pur
chasing and equal debt-paying power,
and will preserve for every son of toil the
same dollar that is held by tho richest
millionaire in tbe land. We heartily
sympathize with the intelligent business
men of the Democratic party who agree
with us on this question and ask them to
stand by and help us in an honest effort
to preserve the nation's credit.''
The platform adopted charges that tlie
reivnt reduction in wages, decline In ex
portation*, general depression of
shrinkage in values and labor agitation
have all been due to the apprehension of
I usiness interests as to recent threatened
tariff changes and the want of confidence
in the Democratic management.
Continu ng. the plain if in says 1 ' We
are opposed to the nee and unlimited
coinage of silver. Dsllevlnp it would in
volve the country in financial ruin. We
believe in a sound currency and in the
use of both gold and silver for coinage,
provide*! always that a dollar En one is
made precisely as valuable as a dollar In
the other.
"We favor a tariff so regulated as to
protect tiie interests of all classes oi > in
itftfs upon articles that may be success
fully maniitaciurcd or produced in this
country, thus insuring good wages to tho
laborer and a home market to the pro
ducer, and in connection with this we
favor the re-establishment, of ihedociime
id' reciprocity. We beiidVS that such a
system WOUld defray every govern
mental expense, gradually liqui
date' every debt, restore public con
fidence and relegate to tho rear the
undue excitement now prevailing con
Corning the treasury. In view of the
past, tiie Democratic party's history, its
devotion to t'.e old hank system and
wild-cat tendencies, we affirm that the
Uepublican party can be more safely
trusted to regulate the financial system of
the nation.
"We favor an American policy which
will protect Americans and American in
terests in all pal is of (he world at all
hazards, and will sympathize with
strongly republican governments rather
than ignorant monarchies."
Tlie names of eight candidates for the
lieutenant governorship were presented,
and after balloting until midnight with
out effect the convention adjourned.
The lowa Sil\ erites
DKS MOINES, lowa. June s.—General
J. tf. Weaver and other leaders ol the
silver party in the west wero present at
the state silver meeting today. Thero
was a largo general attendance ana much
enthusiasm manifested. Tbe confer
ence today was non-partisan and it is
understood no effort will he made to
nominate a ticket. The Silver wing of
the Democraic party has a conference
scheduled for tomorrow. Most of those
here today will stay over for it. A letter
from Fnited States Circuit Judge Henry
C. Caldwell of Little Rock, Ark.was read
in which he says: "So long as we pro
claim to the world that our purpose is
to adhere to the single gold Standard till
England agrees to abandon it, free and
unlimited coinage of silver at any ratio
will never come. Supplications in this
direction will be in vain. She spurns
with arrogance and insolence that such
cowardly and pusilatitmous actions on
our part deserve,
"What is more, England's action is
courageous and acgiessive action, not
cowardly supplication. Tho issue is
sharply defined. Those who do not favor
free coinage ot gold and silver at 16 to 1,
making silver the unit of value, as done
under the act of 1792, are for a gold
standard. There is no middle gtound."
Senator Thurston's Views
SALT LAKH, June s.—Senator J. M,
, Thurston in an interview today on the
quest!ou said:
"At the time I opposed Bryan for the
senate I took tho position that the United
States could not tako care of all the sil
ver in the .world, but should take care of
the American product under such condi
tions as would make a silver dollar as
good as a gold dollar anywhere. I be
ne ye the Republican party will make a
declaration substantially tho same as
that of the national platform of 1892. D
binds the party to take care of the
American product, and I believe the
obligation will be recognized.
"The large wing of the Democratic
.party which fused with the Populists will
declare for free and unlimited coinage.
1 foot now that there will be two Demo
cratic conventions. When tho convention
is held T believe the free silver wing of
the party will be in absolute control
though it may not be able to nominate
on account of the two-thirds rule.
"I do not see how the Republicans can
go any further than they did in 1892
without declaring for free and unlimited
coinage of silver. The disposition of the
silver Republicans to holt is only found
to any great extent in Colorado, Mon
tana, "Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada The
liepublicans of Oregon, California, Wash
ington and the Dakotas will support the
party declaration."
Being asked about the stand of tlie
Uepublican party on the tariff, he said:
"It anybody supposes that tho Republi
cans will acquiesce in the Wilson bill ho
is very much mistaken. I believe tho
tariff will be a more important question
than silver.
"For myself 1 bolieve to restoie protec
tion will settlo our financial ills. lam a
high tariff man and believe MoKinley is
the best man for president."
Some Good Races on the San Francisco
Jockey Sloan Suspended for Beating the Flag.
Events on Other Courses—The
SAN FRANCISCO, June 5. —Favorites
got most of the money today, as all ex
cept the last race went to heavily backed
horses. Starter Merrill has suspended
Jockey Sloan for the rest of the meeting
for beating the flag.
Five and a half furlongs—Her Majesty
won, Walcott second, Instigator third;
time, 1:09Ji«
Seven furlongs, selling—Crawford won,
Seaside second. Mero third; time, L; 29%.
Five and a half furlongs—Tim Murphy
won. Banjo second, C arm el third; time,
Mile and 70 yards, handicap—Arnette
won, Mr. Jingle second, Little Cripple
third ; time, 1:46 U.
Mile and a half, steeplechase —Alexis
won, Esperanoe second, Long Well tliird;
time, 3137<
A Concern Debarred From Use of the I'nited
States Mail
WASHINGTON, June fi.—Lum Smith,
Lum Smith Publishing house, Magic Key
company, Foreign Trade directory, Mamm
oth Publishing company, Magic Metal
works, Big Mail company. Gummed Ad
dress company, Lum Smith Commission
house, GUt-Edge Directory company of
Philadelphia—all different names for
tho same persons—have been debarred
tho use of tlio mails on charges 01 using
them for fraudulent purposes.
Try a gal. Maltese Club whisky, 18.50,
unexcelled for purity and tiavor. 'f. Vacho
& Co., cor. OommePlos Alameda. Tel.
Financial Affairs in Cuba in a
Very Bad Condition
Expeditions Fitting Out on the Bay of
the Mississippi
The Authorities at Washington Have Been
Notified--Suspicious Movements About
rtoblle»-!a flarti Dead?
Associated Press Special Wire.
■HtAVANA,[Cuba, June 5»- -The govern
ment authorities have information of an
expedition from D.iuphin island and
othOl places on tiie hay of the Mississippi
river, which is being fitted Out with a
considerable armed force to Bid the rebels
here. The F nited States authorities at
Washington and the Spanish legation
thero have been notified and are in
formed of all the movements of the expe
dition nnd the names of the ships in use.
The authorities havo their eyes upon
some suspicions movements about Mobile,
In replying to direct inquiries, the act
ing captain-general says there is no truth
I whatever iv recent reports that Marti is
! still alive. lie says tho corpse of Marti
has been Identified beyond all question.
No news concerning Maximo Gomez
has been received since May 20th, the day
of the tight at DoShido, where Marti was
killed ami Gomez reported wounded. The
acting captain-general says that the re
ports thatMarti is still alive are being
circulated by Cubans for the expres pur
pose of keeping up the courage of people
interested In the expedition now rendez
vousing at Dauphin island.'?!
I WASHINGTON, June 5. A leml-Offl
j c ; al statement has been received here
from one of the leaders in the most influ
ent ial elements In Cuba, showing that
tho war expenditures are becoming so
enormous, and the sugar and tobacco in
dustries are so unprofitable, tbat tbey be
lieve a general Uprising will result.
The production of Cuba this year will
be: Sugar, |ffi2,000,000; tobacco. $12,000,
--000; fruits and sundries. 15,000,000; total,
j $49,000,000; deficit, $45,000,000.
HAVANA, June s.—Maceo's band of
insurgents has burned the sugar planta
] tion nt Victor, belonging to the heirs of
j Mrs. Colas of California, and they have
also destroyed by !i re tho sugar planta
tion belonging to the estate of Jose K.
Bttno of Ltiea.
The Utah Northern and Oregon Short
The Southern Pacific Pays Cp Without a
Protest—Santa Fe and Judson Excursions
and Local Notes
SALT LAKE, JuneS. —Much interest is
shown in tho hearing of the application
for a receiver for the Utah Northern and
Oregon Short Line railroad, within the
territory of Utah, which conies up hefore
Judge Merrltt tomorrow. S. 11. 11. Clark
and other Union Pacific ofliials are in
the city. J. M. Thurston is also here to
look after the Union I'acific interests.
.1. M. Egan amevd fiom Portland this
i morning.
Oakland (jets the Coin and No Protest Is
j OAKLAND, June 6.—Tbe Southern
Pacific company paid $2,021 city taxes
for 1800 on personal property in the West
Oakland yards, as assessed by County
Assessor Dalton at $180,000, This valua
tion is $112,360 higher than that of last
year. The company made no protest.
This assessment does not include tlie
steamers plying between Oakland and
San Francisco.
Railroad Notes
Commencing on Monday next the
! Santa Fe will run a through car from Los
A.igeles to Long Beach and San Pedro,
connecting with the steamer for Santa
Catallna island. This will be a daily
i feature, Sundays excepted. The train
i will leave La Grande station at 1 o'clock
!a. m. Returning, this car will leave San
I Pedro at lU:.')"> a. m., alter the arrival of
[ the steamer from the island.
The Chicago Burlington and Qulnoy
railroad excursion to the east, which left
yesterday comprised thirty persons.
A Phillips excursion of thirty-five east
ern people arrived in the city this morn
James Moore, payinastei of the Santa
Fe, has returned oast.
The Santa Fe will make a round-trip
rate of $73.Jfi to Louisville, Ky., for those
who wish to attend ihe annual en
campment of the G. A. It.
Tho Southern Pacific will next Sunday
inaugurate its summer Catallna Island
service. The ''Catallna Flyer" will
leave River station at S :-'io a. m. and tho
Arcade depot at 9: . The run will bo
made in thirty minutes. Returning, the
train will leave San Pedro at (»:.'»0.
On account of the Medical society's
excursion to Santa Catallna Island today,
there will be no mid-day train on the
Southern Pacific railroad. Passengers
for the island will take the 9:31 a, m.
train from tho Arcade depot.
1 A dispatch from San Francisco yester
day anounoed that Colonel Charles Fred*
crick Crocker, vice-president of tho
Southern Pacific, had returned from an
eight months' trip around the world.
A Brakeman's Head Crushed While He Is
Making a Coupling
Coroner Campbell was called to "Redon
do yesterday morning tj hold an inquest
over the remains oi young William O.
Brown, who was killed while making a
coupling as au employee of the Redondo
railway. The jury decided that Brown
came to his death by having his head
crushed bet ween the tender Of the engine
and the ends of some lumber that project*
cd beyond the end of the car on Which
it. was loaded, while he was attempting
to couple tho car in a dangerous and
unusual poSlitOU.
Tlie twenty-eight foot car was loaned
with thirty-foot lumber, and there was
no space for Brown's head between the
lumber and the end of the tender, ho
Brown's bead was crushed. A damage
suit is already in embryo. Brown was
an unmarried young man of 'J7 years of
age, popular and of good character. He
was long a resident of Redondo.
Stranger's Sudden Death
The unusually oppressive heat of tbo
last few days may be the cause of the ep
idemic of sudden death that is afflicting
Coroner Campbell. After his busy day
was over, late last night a stranger sud
denly collapsed on Spiing street, near
Temple block, and before ho could be put
into the patrol wagon died. From th:;
receiving hospital his body was removed
to the morgue, where an Inquest will he
held today.
The man has not been identified. He
was well dressed in a black frock coa
and vest and gray trousers, black shoes
und hat. He hail a heavy brown beard
and mustache, stood about 6 feet. 7 in
ches, and was 111 years of age. The li tt lo
linger of his riglit hand is off. Them
were no papers on his body by which he
could be Identified.
The American Steamship St. Louis Leaves
New York in a Log
NEW YOKK. June .'>. The American
steamship St. Louis left her pifr at the
foot of Pal ton street promptly at 11
o'clock this forenoon to enter upon her
lirst Voyage across tho ocean. She car
ried the full number of cabin and saloon
paisengeil for which she has accommo
Among tbe passengers were: Mr. and
M s. Henry B, Abbey. Colon.) a. y.
Alfolter. Mr. and Mis. Edward Brando.,
Major General ft, A. Barker, Henry Can
non, Mr. and Mrs John l»rcw, Frederick
T. Krelinghausen. Miss L. Prelinghausen,
Lloyd C. Orlsooni. Mrs. f. I. Ounther,
Sir Julian and Lady Pauncefote and the
.Misses Pauncefote, Mme. Ilejan and
Count Wiokenburg.
Besides Captain Bangle and Chief En
gineer Walls, tho i rlncipal officers on tho
St. Louis are: Thomas X insey, purser:
11. Lloyd Parker, surgeon, and James
Farrell, chief steward.
A heavy fog enveloped the river and
harbor, which prevented tiie greeting of
the St. Louis by sailing vessels as siie
passed out toward the ocean, such is she
would have received had the atmosphere
heen cleat. ,
Garcia, the Colton Murderer, Makes a
He Appeals In Vain to the Mexican
Government—He Is Sentenced
to Be Hanged
Garcia, who was today sentenced to be
banged in San Quentln for tlio murder
of James Guilminot at Colton on the
29th of last October, made a confession of
his crime on Sunday, May 29th, in the
presence of the Mexican consul general
ami District Attorney Daley of San Ber*
Garcia had appealed to tho Mexican
government to interfere in his behalf as
a citizen of that country, claiming be
had been unfairly tried and unjustly con
victed. After Garcia had fully stated his
case the consul general informed" him
that, according to his own story, he was
at least an accessory, which under the
law of this state is punishable alike with
the principal, and as the consul general
ot tlie Mexican government, under the
statement of facts as expressed in Gar
cia's confession, he could not make any
attempt to interfere with carrying out the
sentence of death.
Garcia asked the consul genera! if thero
was no hope to be looked for from the
governor, and answered there was none.
Garcia then said: "Then if there is no
hope for me and 1 will have to hang.
1 may as well tell Die truth. Juan Ferra
struck the lirst blow ami in so doing the
knife broke in his hands, hut the stroke
lie made would not have killed the
Frenchman. I then took the French
man's knife out of his pocket and held
his head back and cut his throat, and
the incidents following were duly related
in the testimony in the case. Juan Sallas
was present and assisted iv the murder
of the Frenchman."
District Attorney Daley is satisfied
Sallas was not there. While in jail in
this county after his sentence Garcia
made a full written confession first made
public today in which he accuses Juan
Ferra of having been tho instigator of
the crime for tho purpose of robbing the
Frenchman of $600 supposed to have been
secreted somewhere about his chicken
ranch. Sallas is accused also of having
been present at the scene of the . murder
The Committee of Fifteen Expresses Its
Views on the Position
The "committee of fifteen" has some
thing to say regarding the position of su
perintendent oi instruction. Its commu
nication is as follows:
The'whole matter of instruction must
be plaoed In the hands of a superintend
ent of instruction,with independent pow
ers and adequate authority, who is
charged with full responsibility.
Consider the alternative. It is not in
doubt. All who have had any contact ,
with the subject are familiar with it. It >
Is administration by boards or committees, !
the members of which are not competent !
to manage professional matters and de j
velop an expert teaching force. Though j
necessarily inexperienced, they frequent
ly assume the knowledge of the most ex
pel ienccd. They override and degrade a
superintendent, when tbey have the pow
er to do so, until ho becomes their mere
factotum. For the sake of harmony and
the continuance of his position, he con
cedes, surrenders and acquiesces In their
acts, while the continually increasing
force becomes weaker and weaker, and
the work poorer and poorer. If he re
fuses to do this, they precipitate an open
rupture and turn him out of his position.
Then they cloud the issues and shift the
responsibility from 0110 to another. There
aro exceptions, of course, but they do not
change the rule,
JChe term 01 the superintendent of in
struction should he from five to ten years
and until a successor is appointed." In
our judgment it should be determinate,
so tnat there may be a time of public ex
amination, but it should be sufficiently
long to enable one to lay foundations and
show results, without being carried un
der by the prejudices which always follow
the first operation of efficient or drastic
Insane Woman Found
Barab Coyrant was arrested by Officer
Bean yesterday evening on Second street,
and was booked for Insanity on
a warrant sworn out by Mrs.
Sarah Nickens of 040 Short street.
Mrs. Niokens accused Mrs. Coyrant of
having threatened to burn her house if
not admitted, anil of compelling her to
stay Up all night to guard her home from
destruction. She says the woman roams
about day and night and is crazy beyond
any doubt.
CHICAGO, Juno fi. —Raymond Sibley
Stephens and Mrs. Jennie A. Hedberg
were married today at Grace Episcopal
church. The groom is about Jfi years old
and has a reputation as a singer. Tho
bride was the widow of the late Captain
Hedberg, who was killed by Lieutenant
Maney at Fort Sheridan a couple of years
ago as the outgrowth of a quarrel result
ing from tho alleged attentions of the
lieutenant to Mrs. Hedberg.
A Petty Theft
Some thief stole a pair of trousers and
a watch, the piopcrty of C. A. Bonzu,
from room No. 3 of tho Lei and house on
Second street, a few nights ago. Mr.
Bonzu lias reported his loss to the police.
A \eteran Detective Dead
SAN FRANCISCO, Juno fi.—Captain
Samuel Deal, Mexican war veteran, ex
chief of police of Sacramento and ex
chief of the Southern Pacific railroad de
tective bureau, is dead, aged 78.
Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Aw«r : -
Charles F. Crocker Talks About
The Southern Pacific Magnate Approves
the Line
He Has Large Interests in the San Joaquin
and Says That He With Others Will
B: Benefited
I Associated Tress Special Wire
Crocker, vice-presidont of tho Southern
I'acitic company, who has just re
turned from a trip around the world,
said today :
"I think this stato is about to enter on
a very prosj»erons era. The projected
San JoaqUin Valley railroad is going to
|do a K reat deal towards tbat end. When
j I went away the project of the road had
1 been aguitaied, but it had not been put
into practical shape. Now there is no
doubt but ibat the road will be built. As
a business enterprise it is sure to do a
great deal of gOOfl to California. I, lor
one, am glad to see it going ahead. I
hope it will bo successful.
''Now, t mean just what 1 say. Ihe
San Joaquin Valley railroad will have a
wonderful influence on the development
of the stale and that will heneiit mo per
sonally. My efforts in business are chiefly
directed toward the prosperity of Califor
nia. I have extremely large Interests in
Merced ami Tulare counties. This new
road will help them. Under such circum
stances why should not I lie glad to see it
"Now so far as that enterprise is car
icd on as a business proposition and not
with the idea of doing any other interest
I an injury it is sure to succeed and certain
jto benetit California and San Francisco.
If its purpose is to maliciously do harm
to any other enterprise, then I think it
will not succeed.
"Of course nobody can say definitely
whether the road will itself lie a financial
success. I think, however, that if prop
erly managed it will make money. I am
sure that its construction will wonder
fully liolp every interest in tho Han
Joaquin valley."
Annual Meeting Yesterday at the
Fourth-street Home
Secretary and Treasurer Report a Prosperous
and Satisfactory Condition —L'lec-
tion of Officers
The regular annual meeting of the j
Flower Festlnl society was hold yesterday
morning at Id o'clock, in the parlors of |
the home, 120 Fast Fourth street, with an
unusually largo number of ladies from
the various benevolent societies in attend
Uovotional exercises opened the meet
ing. Mrs. I*. M. Widney offering the
prayer. Tho regular order of business
was then entered upon and the annual
reports of secretary, treasurer and various
committees were read.
After giving a brief reatinie of tlie pur
poses of tne society and quoting front the
constitution that its object is "to give
protection and tlie comforts of home life
at it roaspns.be rate to working women,
and to engage in such other uenevolent
work as may he agreed upon by the board
of managers," Mrs. Flint, the corres
ponding secretary, in ber report con tin
ued with a detailed account of some of
the past year's work and discharge of ob
ligations'. Three hundred young women
have rjeen admitted to the home during
tho past year, ranging in age from 17 to
3fi years; many of these have nt) friends
or relatives in the city, and depend upon
their own exertions to gain a livelihood.
Mrs. Flint stated that with the increas
ing growth and prosperity of the homo it
was often found difficult to keep within
tlio original province ami the realization
camo at tho same time with more and
more force, that the further out-reaching
tho sympathy and Influence is, tho loss
work and need will there bo for reform
schools and homes for erring girls.
{Several concrete cases woto cited as show
ing tho scope and variety of the work of
tho society that is almost invariably ap
preciated and honorably responded to by
thoso upon whom care or money or both
aro bestowed.
Mrs. Flint referred to the honest effort
on the part of tho board to keep up the
standard of giving sympathetic help
Without impairing the self-respect of
thoso who come under their care. A
tribute of respect and ostuem was paid
the matron, as well as the members of
the home; and pleasant reference made
to those who for one reason or another
aro no longer members.
Mrs. Flint closed her report witli a lew
words of warm appreciation to the
faithful president, otliccrs and members
of tho board who, week after week dur
ing the past year, have given their time
and strength, cheerfully ana unostenta
tiously to tlie work.
The following encouraging statement
was sent in from tlio treasurer. Morris M.
Alhoe, with tho announcement that the
insurance is fully paid up for three years
to come:
Amount in bank June 4, 1804 $ 144.0S
Amountln matron's hands 85.79
Received for board during year...... 5446-40
Received for mombcrsolp.fee, 80.10
Received from certificate over amount
of tuxes ÜB.HO
Amount paid by matron during year..f j040.y;»
Amount paid Insurance and sundry
bills 315. U5
Amouiilcertitieate of deposit on hand
for taxes 200,00
Balance iv bunk .lane 4, 1 H0C........ 101.78
balance in matron's hands 811.31
Election nf oflicers followed. Mrs. Hans
kin, the retiring president, requested
Mrs. Howes to take tho chair. Mrs.
Thompson was appointed secretary pro
ton., and Mrs. Blimi, Mrs. Innis and
Miss Fremont wore appointed a commit
tee to nominate otliccrs for the ensuing
year. The proper formalities having
heen carefully observed, tlio now officers
and board stand as follows:
President, Mrs. tl. M. Uanskin; first
vice-president, Mrs. C. li. Day; second
vice-president, Mrs. E. I. Johnson: third
vice-).resident, Mrs Felix t'. Howes: li
nanciul secretary, Mrs. .1. S. Slauson; re
cording secretary. Mrs. 0. M. Flint;
treasurer. Morris M.Albee; board ot man
agers, Mrs. ,!. M. Stewart, Mrs. Charles
I'iagor; Mrs. (I. T. Johnson, Mrs. T. 11.
Stimson. Mrs. Daniel Inness, Mrs. .1. F.
Cowles, Mrs .1. 11. F. Peck, Mrs. Fair
child, Mrs. Ulinja, Mrs. .1. lloss Clark,
Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Burnett, Mrs.
A visiting oommittoe was appointed
with Mrs. l'eck as chairman, and Mi>s
Ida li. Liudley was elected honorary
The Carson nint Scandal
CARSON, Jane s.—William Pickler, in
whose yarif bullion was found last night,
was arrested this morning. Bail was fixed
at 11000.
Charity Sufferetb Long/
Mrs. Laura C. Phoenix, flilwaukee. Wis.
"Matron of a Benevolent Home
and knowing tho good Dr. Miles" Nervine
has done mo, my wish to help others, over-
Comes my disliko tor the publicity, thif
letter may givo me. In Nov. ard Dec, 1893
The inmates had the "LaGrippe,*
and I was ono of the first. Kesuming dutj
too soon, with tho care of so many 6ick,'
did not, regain my health, and in a montt
I keMmc no debilitated ami nci rou
from sleeplessness and tho drafts made o»
my vitality, that It was a question if I could
go on. A dear friend advised me to trj
Jir. JZiles' UcHtoratire Keirvine.
I took 2 bottles and am happy to say, I am
In better heal! li than ever, I still continue
Its oecaxlonnl MM, as a nerre food,
as my work is very trying. A letter ad*
dressed to Milwaukee, Wis., will reach me, 1 '
June 0, IBM. Mns. Latra C. Puoenix.
Dr. Mile;;' Nervine; is sold on a positive
guarantee thai the Brat bottle will benefit.
All d ruff gists cell Ital 41, ti bottles for is, or
It will bo sent, pronaid, on receipt of price
by the Dr. Miles Mbdical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
Restores Health
WHY" ~
When you can buy a fast color
Alpaca Coat for
or coat and vest from
• • up • •
Are better still, if you an be
lilted, in a line of odds and ends,
in spring suits that we are offering
Better suits were never bought for
less than $10.00.
Makers of 249-2 51
Low Prices South Spring.
"i have been using <lerobriae two weeks, find
T am gia<i in report tho most excellent result.
I wuin ii Mmc of ncr you i prostration that
utterly unfitted me for any continued mental
work. From tlio tirst dose I experienced a ro
no wed tv telle etual gran i> aud power ami clear
ness and Joy in mental work that l had not
known for years. Besides this lam conscious
of an Increase oi muscular strength and en
durance Hint surprises me. At first I was in
clined to suspect that ihese results were due to
strong, stimulating properties In the Animal
Extracts; but as I studied ttieir effects I found
that they wore not only permanent, hut were
of un entirely different character from those
produced by a stimulant. Under the Influence
of mi ordinary stimulant i Celt a highly exalted
suite of body and mind, out the activity was
feverish aud eccentric, while the effect of ihe
Cereorlrio is to give a sense o( cool, satisfied)
■el f-oont rolled mental and physical energy.
"Sincerely yours. Wayi ami Johnson,
"I'astor Kirst BaptistChUreh."
nosi", Elve Drops. Prico (J drachms , (HI.OA
Where lorn! drum? is Is are not supplied with
the Hammond Animal Extracts ihey will be
mailed, together with all existing literature
on tbe subject, on receipt of price by
Washington, D. 0.
Fori BALK BY 11. M. SALfc &■ SON, 280 S.
Spring ft., I,os Angeles.
401 ami 107 N. Main st., Lou Angeles,
"By a thorough knowledge of the natural
laws which govern ibc operations of digestion
and nutrition, and by a careful application of
the line properlies of weil-selected cocoa, Mr.
Epps has provided for our breakfast andhiuv
per a delicately flavored beverage which may
bave us many heavy doctor's bills. It is by llie
judicious use of such articles of diet that a
constitution may be gradually built up until
'■irong enough to ress:. every tendency to dis-
Base, Hundreds of subtle maladies are Heat
ing around us, ready to cttaek wherever there
Is a weak point. We may escape ma-iy a fatal
ibaft by keeping ourselves well furtilied with
pnre Mood and a properly nourished frame. *
— Civil service oazette.
Made simply with noiling water or milk,
sold only in half-pound tins, by grocers, la
beled thus:
lAMBS EPPS & CO., Limited, Ho myopathic
Chemlr,t3, London, England.
— use;
RYE /Sjfrj
SOLD ____
F. W. Braun & Co. WHISK FY

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