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The Debate on Cuba Is
Nearing the End
Adams of Pennsylvania Strongly
Favors Recognition
Cockrell ol Texas Talks of Duty to a
Stru*(lln t People
Night Session of the House (0 Discuss the
There Is Net Wanting Opposition, snd Elo
quent .'..embers Draw Horrid Pictures ol
the War Which may Result From the
Recognition ol Cubs
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, April 4.—The house
decided today to vote on the Cuban
question resolutions Monday next im
mediately after the reading of the Jour
The agreement was acompanled by an
understanding that today's debate on
the resolution should be continued into
the evening. With the exception of an
hour given over to miscellaneous busi
ness at the beginning of the session
the entire day and night sessions were
devoted to the discussion of the wisdom,
expediency and Justice of adopting the
resolutions recognizing Cuban belliger
ency and tendering the friendly offices
of the United States for the settlement
of the trouble. On one hand it was
contended that the United Slates
should take a position In favor of Cuba
because the Cubans had earned this
and were entitled to our sympathy and
support, and on the other hand it had
not been demonstrated that they had
made sufficient progress In the war to
Justify, under the practice of nations,
recognition as belligerents.
The house was the only branch of
congress In session today. Several
bills of minor importance were passed,
among them being one for the relief of
settlers within the Indemnity grant of
the New Orleans Pacific railroad.
A. Fisher (N. V.) caused a brief ripple
by offering a resolution directing the
secretary of agriculture to comply In
spirit with the resolution of oongress
directing the distribution of seed, and
have seeds inclosed in packages in ac
tordance with directions of senators
snd members. He asked for Immediate
sonsldera*'o»'- Loud (Cal.) objected.
The resolution wentovev.
Livingston (Dem., C-a.) suggested an
lmendment directing that each pack
age should contain five paper seeds.
Wat son (Rep., Ohio) called up the bill
for the protection of the salmon fisheries
In Alaska, prohibiting the erection of
ilains, baricades. etc., in streams such
as will prevent the ascent of salmon atid
salmon trout, authorizing the secretary
of the treasury to remove such obstruc
tions where they exist. Barnham
(Rep., Cal.) objected. The bill went
The election contest of the Fifth Ala
bama district was passed on by the
house committee on elections, which
voted to unseat James E. Cobb. Demo
cratic 'ncumbent, and seat Goodwin,
who rV i against him as a Populist.
According to the returns the vote was:
Cobb, 10,831; Goodwin. 9,90.1. Allega
tions of ballot box stuffing and intimi
dation were made. The committee de
cided oGddwln should have a majority
of about 2,200.
The bill granting a pension of $100
per month to General John M. Thayer
pasesd. Leonard (Rep.), of Pennsyl
vania, presented a report of the com
mittee of elections In the case of W. C.
Robertson vs. George D. Harrison,
Third Alabama District, recommending
the adop ion of a resolution declaring
Harrison entitled to a seat. The reso-
lution was agreed to without debate.
Adams (Rep. of Pennsylvania) mem
ber of the committee on foreign affairs,
was the first speaker on the Cuban res
\ lie should have refrained from ad
dressing the house further on this
question but for the "extraordinary per
formance of the gentleman from Maine
,Boutelle yesterday." Referring to the
0. targe that the people were not behind
t, c effort of congress to grant proper
re.'ognltion to Cuba, he asserted that
congress had seldom before received
so many petitions on any subject. Ad
ams contended that a handful of sen
ators had taken advantage of the rules
of the senate to prevent the adoption
of the conference report by filibuster
ing. Speaking of the merits of the res
olutions Adams said the Cubans had
organized a form of government and
were In every way entitled to the recog
nition contemplated by the resolutions.
Adams read the resolutions adopted by
leading citizens of Mantua, province
of Plnar del Rio, announcing adherence
to the cause of th® insurgents, to re
fute 'be charges fiat they had no sup
port 'he cities. The original draft
of the resolution* was In Senator Sher
man's posssesion. Knox,(Rep., Mass.)
read a letter from his colleague. Draper,
member of the foreign affairs commit
tee, opposing the adoption of the con
ference report. Knox for himself said
measures should be taken to end the
barbarous warfare. For this country
to fall to do this would be to incur loss
of our own self-respect as well as to
, Reserve the contempt of all foreign na
. \ Cockrell (Dem., Tex.) told of let
ten, ie had received Imploring congress
to stop the hue and cry about Cuba,
because it was ruining the moneyed
interests, and said the patriotism of
, all these people could be compressed
into the size of a nickel. They had
forgotten the duty owed by this repub
lic to a struggling people. Maceo and
Gomez had exhibited a degree of gen
eralship never excelled, for Spain has
been a year endeavoring with 135,000
troops to conquer 40,000 troops in an
island not so large as his (Cockrell's)
district, and had never been able to
hold a foot of territory beyond the range
of her cannon and gunboats. Mr. Cock
rell said Cuba was entitled to her Inde
pendence, and If he could have his wav
he would "take this old wolf of Spain
by the throat, force her to pull her
, Weyler and her murderers off and con
cede absolute independence to these
brave people."
This declaration was received with
Mr. Turner (Dem. Ga.) opposed the
adoption of the resolutions. He did
not deny that the Cubans were engaged
In a Just cause, but he Insisted that we
should know something: about the con
dition of affairs before taking a position
which might result In disastrous con
sequences. In case of war our com
merce would be driven from the seas.
He had no fear of Spain, but any war
was sure to result in distress and Irre
parable horror and disaster. He de
clared In his opinion that since the sen
ate had come to its second sober
thought not even the senate resolution
could pass that body and said the vote
in the house when taken would show
that there had also been a change of
heart there. He said that In Cuba
there was a far worse condition of af
fairs, so far as the mixture of races
was concerned, that existed In the
south after the war. He said that the
Spaniards had not the instinct of self
government equal to the Anglo-Saxons,
with whom self-government was In
Jar. Qulgg (Rep., N. V.) contended
that the position of the American peo
ple on the Cuban question was due to
a sincere desire to do unto others as we
would have them do unto us.
"It was not for us." he said, "sons of
the miserables who starved at Valley
Forge, to sneer at the distress of the
Cubans, who were fired with the same
passion for liberty and fighting for
the same end."
Mr. Qulgg was loudly applauded
when he had finished.
Mr. "Wheeler (Dem., Ala.) declared
that he believed in a new policy for the
American government. The Monroe
doctrine was good for ten millions of
people, but now it should be the Am
erican doctrine that whenever a people
were struggling for liberty they should
have our sympathy and if poslble our
Mr. Buck (Dem., Ala.) read a
telegram signed by the edit/irs of the
four leading papers In New Orleans, In
cludlnf the Picayune and the Times-
Democrat, declaring their BUpoprt *ot
the resolutions. He said this was a
partial refutation of the charge by Mr.
Boutelle that sentiment on the question
was changing. He spoke eloquently
for recognition. At 5 o'clock the house
took a recess until 8 p. m.
Mr. McCall of Massachusetts pre
sided at the evening session of the
house, which was devoted to debate on
the Cuban revolutionists. Mr. Qulgg of
New York having charge of the time In
favor of the resolutions in the absence
of Mr. Hitt. A dozen members were on
the floor, though the galleries were well
filled, when the house was called to
order and when Mr. Dockery (Dem.,
Mo.) took the floor he remarked that
"in the Inspiring array of empty
benches" on the floor he would make
some remarks in favor of the resolu
tions. He maintained that in easting
his vote for the senate resolutions, he
represented the wishes of bis constitu
Mr. Daniels (Rep., N. V.) favored the
first resolution, but thought the second
went too far and violated the spirit of
our national policy, which in the begin
ning had been no interference in the
affairs of foreign countries. He feared
the resolutions might result In war.
Mr. Baker (Pop., Kas.) supported the
resolutions, but said they did not go far
enough. He would vote for a resolution
recognizing the independence of Cuba.
Mr. Mahone (Rep. Pa.) said the na
tion that used a garrote to put to death
political prisoners was not lit to be
recognized as civilized. During the
late war 110 prisoners of war were exe
cuted. He quoted Mr. Boutelle's speech
In the Fifty-third congress, when the
Maine member warmly supported a re
publican government In Hawaii.
Change "Hawaii" to {'Cuba." sail he,
and Mr. Boutelle would be found sup
porting the resolutions.
Mr. Otey (Dem.. Va.) created consid
erable merriment by expressing his
deep sympathy with the Cuban rebels.
He had been a rebel once himself. Th* 1 .
opponents of this resolution had dwelt
upon the unfortunate position It would
leave us In If Cuba failed to attain her
Independence Our position, he argued,
would be no more uncomfortable than
that of foreign governments. Spain
among them, which recognized the con
Mr. Smith (Rep., Mich.) interrupted
Mr. Tucker and defied him to point out
the law or section of the constitution
which conferred upon the executive the
right to declare belligerency. Me quoted
Henry Clay as saying that when the
executive failed to do his duty it .was
the province of congress to prod him to
do it.
Mr. Tucker, in reply, said that he
supposed the gentleman from Michigan,
knowing the weak character of tlte man
in the white house at the present time,
believed that Mr. Cleveland would has
ten to obey the edict of congress.
At 10 oclock the house adjourned.
The vote will be taken on Monday.
The ways and means committee to
day finished consideration of the "filled
cheese" question, and decided to report,
the house bill drawn by Tawney (Minn.)
The proposed flues for doing business
in tilled cheese without a license were
reduced; that for manufacturing from
$500 to $400; lor wholesale business from
$:SOO to $200; retail from $30 lo $4u. The
board of appeal is established lor cases
in wiiich the commissioner of internal
revenue is unable to decide whether
goods are genuine or imitation cheese,
the board to consist of the surgeons
general of the army and navy. They
also provided that tilled cheese Import
ed must be stamped and marked the
same as that manufactured lv re. There
were only three votes against the bill-
Evans (Rep., Ky.), Turner (Dem., Ga.),
McLaurin (Dem., S. C.)
Chairman Hooker of the rivers and
harbors committee today submitted to
the house the report on the river and
harbor bill made public yesterday. It
shows that the aggregate amount rec
ommended Is $10,830,560, and is based
on estimates by the chief of engineers
amounting to $12,628,880 and by the en
gineer In charge $48,853,027; besides the
estimates of the Mississippi and Mis
souri commissions. Of the total amount
recommended about 36 per cent or $3,
--646,800 is for harbors, $6,587,560 for riv
ers and $100,000 for surveys, etc. The
urgent demands and pressure of com
mercial necessities, says the report, and
strong appeals made not only by mem
bers of both branches of congress, but
by large delegations of the leading rep
resentative citizens of numerous local
ties have been deemed fully sufficient
by the committee to warrant Its adop
tion of twenty-two new projets of im
provement. In view of the large sav
ings In the completion of projects
throughout the country by carrying on
the Improvements heretofore made un
der continuous contracts, the commit
tee has recommended more projects to
be placed under this system and there
is given In the bill authority to the sec
retary of war to enter into contracts
for the completion of thirty-two differ
ent projects, amount ing to $51,721,210,
if the policy of the continuing contract
system is recommended by the chief of
engineers and the secretary of war. Ar
rangements have been made to consider
the river and harbor bill on Monday un
der suspension'of the rules. This would
leave only thirty minutes for debate,
but it is quite possible that an agree
ment will be entered Into for such de
bate as is dosimd, perhaps two or three
The Ma|orlty ol His Staff Ooes With Hiss and
the Blow Is Conceded to Be a Severe One
to the Salvation Army—Oeneral Fielding
Declines to Talk
Associated Press special Wire.
CHICAGO, April 4.—Edward Field
ing, brigadier-general In command of
the northwest division of the Salvation
army, and with the exception of Com
mander Booth-Tucker the most prom
inent officer of the forces In America,
has resigned his commission and will
Join the forces of Ballington Booth's
volunteers. The majority of his staff
officers go with him and the blow is
conceded to be the most severe that has
been Buffered by the Salvation Army
since the retail of Commander and Mrs.
Ballington Booth.
• Brigadier Fielding's wife's personal
Influence will now be exerted in behalf
of the new organization and it Is pre
dicted that the news of his resignation
will cause a tremendous defection In
the ranks of the army, not only in his
own division, but also all over the
country. Among the officers who have
resigned are Brigadier-General Ed
ward Fielding, Brigadier-General Em
ma Fielding, Adjutant Washington
Blackhurst, Adjutant Christopher C.
Herron, Adjutant Burt A. Herron, En
sign Duncan, Lieutenant Galloway.
As Mr. Fielding organized the Salva
tion Army in the south and was one
of the must active In promoting the
movement on the Pacific coast, his in
fluence by no means stops with his own
division, but extends all over the coun
try. He Is known throughout the army
as being a man of good judgment, and
thousands of people have been waiting
lor an expression on his part before
committing themselves to the new
A reporter called at the residence of
llrlg.-Gen. Fielding and was Informed
that the brigadier and his wife had
been away all day and that they were
not expected to return until tonight.
The servant expressed Ignorance os to
their whereabouts, but volunteered the
information that she "knew they were
not at headquarters. They had not
been there for two days." At tbe
Salvation army headquarters those In
charge said they did not know where
the brigadier was. They declared that
they had not heard of his resignation
and were In fact averse to discussing
the question.
Lieutenant Galloway, who ia Field
ing's secretary, was found In the of
fice busily engaged in closing up his
connection with division business. As
the reporter entered the room the lieu
tenant was writing a letter. He knew
no more about the brigadier's where
abouts than the other officers, but said:
"T think It will be difficult to find him
tonight. He is anxious to escape, not
only from newspaper men, but also
' from officers who have asked to see
1 him."
While tt is to be presumed that Gal
loway knew of the fact that the briga
dier's resignation had been sent In, he
was extremely non-committal on the
subject. All he could be Induced to
say was: "If it Is true; I am not sur
prised. If the brigadier has resigned
it win be the worst set-back that the
army has had since the trouble com
menced. I was just wilting my own
resignation to Booth-Tucker When you
came In."
From Ajutant Herron, the particu
lars of the resignation were learned.
"Brlg.-Gen. Fielding sent In his res
ignation to Commissioner Booth-Tuck
er by mall Thursday afternoon," said
he. "and also cabled the Intelligence to
Gen. Booth in London. Ensign Dun
can. Lieut. Galloway, and of course Mrs.
Fielding have also resigned. The brig
adier has been anxious to keep the mat
ter a secret for a few days and has
carefully avoided headquarters."
It 1s said that the resignation of the
brigadier has been expected by the Sal
vation army commissioners and that It
was for this reason Eva Booth made
her flying trip to Chicago. Officers at
headquarters lust night admited that
Commissioner iSVa spent the greater
I part of her time during her stay here
iin endeavoring to make the brigadier
i comlmt himself to the old army. It
' was also said the brigadier, while ex
| tremely courteous, Informed Miss Booth
: that the past commander was one of his
warmest friends, and before he com
mitted himself to either party he pre
ferred to wait till he heard both Bides
of the question.
Later Brigadier Fielding was found,
but he was reluctant to talk upon hia
resignation. He seemed surprised
that the news had reached the public so
soon and refused to say anything for
I his staff officers.
"It has been a personal matter with
i each of us," said he, "and while going
I out of the service simultaneously, each
] came to the conviction he must resign
j after independent consideration and
1 perhaps for different reasons.
| "I acted under the dictates of my
' own conscience and I have not tried to
Influence any other man to go with me.
I did what I thought to be right. To
others I give the same right. But it
is a mistake if any one thinks the acces
sion to tho volunteer service is the re
sult of proselytizing. I hope no man or
I woman who is In doubt will bo in
| fluenced to quit the old army by my
| resignation. 1 cannot speak of my
j plans, tor I have determined upon noth
Salvetlon Plant
NEW YORK, April 4.—-Commissioner
Carleton of the Salvation Army said to
day that he had about completed his
labors In the financial affairs In the
army In this country and that he would
i sail for England next Wednesday. Com
missioner Eva Booth will probably ac
company him. Commissioner Carleton
said It would be some little time before
the transfer of the property of the army
from Ballington Booth to Commander
Booth-Tucker would be completed, as
I out of courtesy to each other neither
| was disposed to hurry matters. The
i fact that there might be a reconcilia
j tion had nothing at all to do with It.
he said. The Booth-Tuckers are still
at work mapping out their tour of the
country. The first meeting of tbe trip
will be held In Chicago the last of next
week. immediately following the
meeting held In that city by Comman
der Balllnftton Booth on Tuesday night.
From Chicago the whole country west
will be covered. Big rallies will be held
in all the Salvation army quarters. Af
ter reaching San Francisco the party
will return direct to Now York. The
i chief cities in the east will then be vis
A Rich Strike
richest strike In California for months
Is reported from the old Rawhide mine
in Tuolumne county. A pocket has
been struck at the new,93o-foot level,
the extent of which Is not known, but
which Is nearly free gold with little
sulphurets. The samples asay from
$15,000 to $50,000 a ton. The dlscov
cry was made about a week ago, since
which time adltlonal guards have been
placed on the property and a few
sacks of the precious deposit have been
taken out daily. The Importance and
extent of the find are such that W. A.
Nevllls, superintendent and principal
owner, has defererd his monthly clean
up and visit to the branch mint in this
city. The rich ore Just come upon dif
fers In appearance from that in other
parts nf the mine. It Is described as
a gray, slaty quartz. On a quartz
backing is a face of slate, nearly filled
with free gold.
Shoshones Have No Us* for Spring* el Het
WASHINGTON, April 4.—An effort
Is being made by Mandell of Wyoming
to have the Big Horn hot springs
on the Shoshone Indian reservation, In
Fremont county, Wyo., purchased by
the government and held as a public
reservation, as the hot springs of Ar
kansas are. Indian Inspector Mc-
Laughlin has been sent by the Interior
Department to negotiate with the In-,
dians for cession of the springs and a
tract ten miles square surrounding
them. It is not proposed to pay all
the purchase money by one appropria
tion but tc pay most of it to the credit
of the Indians, to be paid from the
treasury in installments.
The ißg Horn springs are said to
possess remarkable medicinal properties
and are scientifically called sulphur
saline springs. They are near the Big
Horn river with snow capped moun
tains on either side and empty into
the river In picturesque cascades. It
is the government's policy, Mr. Mandell
says, to gradually reduce the Indian
reservations as the land Is not needed
by the Indians and it Is believed that
the springs can be acquired now more
cheaply than when they have become
better knowr/ He is confident that
the springs r uld become a resort and
be a source 1 ,jf revenue to the govern
ment frojr .entals if they were man
aged as/ £ Arkansas hot springs are.
t An Improved Klnetoscope
NEW YORK, April 4.—A new Inven
tion by Thimas A. Edison was shown to
a few favored persons at West Orange
laboratory tonight. The new machine
Is really' a grown-up klnetoscope, and
is a success. Edison calls his latest In
vention the "vltascope," which, he
says, means a ! machine showing life,
and that Is exactly what the new ap
paratus does. The vltascope Is an Im
provement on the klnetoscope, by
which moving life-size figures of men,
women and animals are thrown upon a
screen by means of bright lights and
powerful lenses.
The first picture shown tonight was a
colored panorama of a serpentine dance
by Annabelle. The film roll on which
the photographs were attached were ar
ranged over a half-dozen spools and
pulleys, and the machine was set in
motion. Even the Inventor himself
was surprised at the result. Annabelle
danced for five minutes and then a
panorama of the English derby was
thrown upon the screen.
The feature of the new machine which
astonishad nil who saw tonight's
views was almost the entire absence
of vibration in the pictures as they ap
peared on the screen and which had
been the hardest obstacle to surmount
lv perfecting the apparatus. The or
iginal photographs are about the size
of a special delivery postage stamp,
and to produce a life-size picture they
are magnified about six hundred times.
Ordered Beliw around
ST. LOUTS, Mo., April 4.—The house
of delegates yesterday passed a bill
providing for the putting of overhead
wires underground by December 31.
1897. The bill provides that all wires
that all wires shall be placed under
ground in the district bounded by the
levee. Twenty-second street. Spruce
street and Washington street. All
poles must be removed from the streets
except those necessary to suspend
lamps and signal boxes and the poles
necessary for local distribution of elec
trical energy. The bill now goes to
the council, where those interested feat
it will be killed.
A Strike Averted
ST. LOUIS, April 4.—The strike of
union men employed In the construc
tion of the auditorium for the republi
can national convention which was
threatened because of the award by
Contractor McClure of a contract
for roofing to a firm employ
ing non-union men. has been averted.
McClure, who has the contract for the
erection of the auditorium, decided to
comply with the request of the trades
union and withdraw the awards from
the obnoxious firm. Ho will re-let the
roofing contract to some firm employing
none but union men.
A Murderer's Oraveyard
MOLINE. 111., April 4.—A1l day men
have been digging over Henry Bastian's
farmyard, near Milan, after further
links In the chain of evidence against
Bastlan, the suicide and supposed mur
derer of Frederick Kusehmann. Since
the finding of John Lauderbaeh's re
mains another skeleton has been found
and also an old tin basket containing
coagulated blood and human hair, he
lieved to be from a third victim. It Is
now believed that Bastian's farm will
be found a murder's graveyard.
A Union of miltons
NEW YORK. April 4.—The World this
morning says: The engagement of Ger
trude Vanderbilt and Harry Payne
White is now admitted by all their
friends and denied by none of the fam
ily. It only awaits the formality of an
announcement. As Miss Vanderbilt is
the daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt
and therefore prospective heiress to
one-fourth of about $100,000,0nn. and as
Harry Payne Whitney is the prospective
heir to one-half of the Payne-Whit
ney millions, this statement is bound
to attract considerable attention.
Quay Favored
POTTSVILLE, Pa., April 4.— J. F.
Finney of Pottsville and Joseph McCon
nell of Ashland were today elected dele
gates to the St. Louis convention. The
delegates favor Senator Quay for pres
ident, with McKinley as second choice.
Congressman Brumm found he could
not be elected and withdrew.
Reed Endorsed
WALTHAM. Mass., April 4.—The
fourth congressional republican con
vention was held here today. George
W. Weymouth of Fitchburg and Chas.
H. Moulton of Waltham were elected
delegates to the Republican national
convention. Resolutions endorsing
Hon. Thos. R. Reed as candidate for
president were adopted.
An Embezzler Captured
STOCKTON, April 4.—Sheriff Cun
ningham arrived here this evening with
E. C. C. Neilsen, the embezzler who
was arrested In San Luis Obispo county
by the officer. The exact amount of
his defalcation cannot be stated owing
to his peculiar method of working, but
it Is estimated at fully $16,000.
Stockton's Farmers
STOCKTON, April 4.—The Agricul
tural Association reorganized today
with new members in office and Frank
D. Cobb, a prominent merchant, was
elected president.
An Emphatic Split Results and Another
Convention Will Be Held on flonday.
Pennoyer Looms Up as a Candidate for
Mayor-Political Notes
Aisoclated Press Special Wire.
PORTLAND, Or., April 4.—The re
publican city and county convention
ended today in a split. At the primar
ies today the faction known as the
Simon faction elected 75 out of the 124
delegates to the convention, but the
minority, lead by District Attorney-
Hume, endeavored to seat their dele
gates and obtain control of the con
vention. After a wrangle of three
hours the Hume faction left the hall
and will hold another convention Mon
State Senator Joseph Simon, chair
man of the county committee, endeav
ored to call the convention to order.
The opposition carried Judge Carey 10
the platform and in an instant the con
vention was In an uproar. Joseph Si
mon was nominated as temporary chair
man, and in the yell that followed was
declared elected. Then there was a
rush and Simon was knocked off the
stage. Judge Carey attempted to pre
side and was taken by the collar and
whirled backward. A free fight fol
lowed. Canes were waved in the air
and brought down on the heads of the
cursing, struggling men. Blows were
j exchanged wherever elbow room could
be gained to deliver them. For over
ten minutes the battling, perspiring
crowd surged up and down and across
the stage, shrieking ami howling. They
would listen to no words of compromise,
and finally the attempt to organize was
abandoned and a recess declared. The
opposing leaders held a conference, but
It came to naught.
At the conclusion of the conference
the Hume delegates adjourned to meet
Monday and left the hall. The Simon
delegates then organized by electing
.Mr. Simon chairman, and proceeded
with the business of the convention. D.
Soiis Cohen was nominated for tnayor.
Nine candidates for representatives
I In the legislature were nominated. Thn
legislative ticket Is opposed to the elec
tion of Senator Alltchell to succeed
I himself In the United States senate.
On Monday next the democrats will
nominate ex-Governor Pennoyer for
mayor. He will then be the nominee
of the populists, taxpayers' league and
Democrats, while there will undoubted
ly be two Republican candidates.
STOCKTON, April 4.—The Republi
can county committee met today to
consider the matter of calling a con
vention or appointing delegates to the
state convention and decided to have a
convention on the -sth. The delegates
to the county convention will be elect
ed at the primaries to be held on the List
inst. A motion was made to exclude
from the committee those who hatl af
filiated with any other organization,
the meaning being to crowd out Mayor
Haggs, who was elected as an A. P. A.
The proposition was voted down by a
vote of six lor the motion to twenty-one
against It.
I'.KIAH, April 4.—At a meeting u<.
tbe Republican county central commit
tee held in this city this afternoon tlte
following were appointed delegates to
tbe state convention: T. L. Carothers,
John MoWhlnney, P, C. Handy. A. M.
Duncan, L, Vandusen, George A. Stur
tevant, K. F. Decamp, J. C. Ford and
McPhall, A poll of the delegation
shows preference with McKinley with
Allison a strong second choice. While
the delegation goes unpledged all are
free silver men.
SAN RAFAEL, April 4.—The repub
lican county committee met this after
noon ami appointed the fololwing citi
zens as delegates, which is to be held
In Sacramento May 5: R. S. Alexander,
W. P. Taylor. Com Harrison, George
Mason, J. W. Atherton and T. S. Bon
neau. delegate-at-large.
RENO, Nev., April 4.—The Republican
state central committee met here today
aud called a state convention to meet
ut Virginia City May s for the purpose
of electing delegates to the St. Louis
national convention.
Tired ot Lile
SAN DIEGO. April 4. —A stranger
giving the name of C. D. Mellorn reg
istered at the Commercial hotel Sun
day. This morning he was i'ouhd dead
in bed with a bullet hole through his
head and a revolver beside him. Noth
ing was found to give a clue to his iden
tity. He told a fellow guest yester
day that he had lost heavily lately In
mining investments aud that his part
ner had mude $40,000.
Killed His Neighbor
SAN ANDREAS. April 4. —A tragedy
occurred here about 1 o'clock today. In
which George Washburn, an old resi
dent of this town, was shot and instant
ly killed by his neighbor, a Mexican
named Benito Lopez. The weapon used
was a 45-callbre Colt's revolver. Wash
It is Bargain Day ■ •••
Morning, Noon and Night
At the Herald Office
Subscriptions are pouring in
burn and Lopez lived on a little back
street oposite eaoh other. In Lopez's
yard there Is a spring, the water from
which oozed into the street, forming a
mudhule, and thence down into Wash
burn's well, much to the latter's an
noyance. Washburn was out in the
street with a hoe draining olf the water
when Lopez appeared in his yard Just
inside of the fence. Words passed be
tween them and Washburn struck at
him with the hoe. but missed him. The
Mexican then went In his house presum
ably to get his pistol and returned a
moment later. Hot words again passed
between them when Lopez raised his
pistol and fired twice, both shots taking
effect in his adversary's body. The lat
ter dropped dead In his tracks without
uttering a word. Lopez gave himself
up and is now in Jail. The inquest is
now in progress.
flany Deaths Reported and the List Still In
BOONEVILLE (Ky.), April 4.—Fur
ther particulars received from the ter
ritory In this (Pine) county and in Ows
ley county shows that it may be several
days before a complete list of tbe per
sons drowned can be Riven. Mary Gar
rett. Mrs. George Gepson and three
children, William Burrts and two chil
dren, Airs. Wade Marders and two chil
dren and two unknown persons were re
ported last night, and to this list Is to be
added the wife of Alexander Gibson and
her sister. Miss Mary Burnett, and Gib
son's live-year-old child. All were lv
their log cabin when the Indescribable
downpour of water began and the
structure was soon swept away. Gib
son made a desperate struggle to save
his wife and child, but falling off the
logs on which he hoped to reach dry
land, the woman clutched him about
the throat and he sank with his family,
the woman and boy drowning. He man
aged to escape. The dead body of the
girl was found six hundred yards down
the creek lodged against a fence.
No Funds Available
STOCKTON, April 4.—Mrs. Vaccar
essa, the widow of the man who was 1
strangled to death a few nights ago In
his home just east of town seems to be
a friendless Italian woman, but she I
has shown that she has some very good i
friends. She has been In jail ever |
since tbe morning of the murder until -
this evening, when she was released on
$5,000 bond, which was given by two
of the wealthiest men in the county.
She has also been supplied with two :
able attorneys, ex - Congressman Louttit
and Prank Nlcol, who charged good
fees for their services. The murdered
man was a retired bootblack and hail
a little property but not worth fighting
for and his wile nothing. It Is thought
that the story will come out soon and
the manner of killing will be explained
In self-defense.
There Was No Slugging
I young ladles of the I'niversity of Cali
j fornia met defeat today at the hands of
! the basket ball experts from Stanford
jby a score of two to one. It was the
j first match game of basket bal played
jon the coast and Armory hall was
I crowded to the doors by interested wo
; men. No men were admitted. The
I game was very ladylike. There was
!no hair pulling or slugging such as
j characterized a recent game iv the
i east. The Stanford team put up a
■ quick, snappy game, their team work
! was better, and they generally out-
I played the Berkeley girls.
No Funds Available
SACRAMENTO, April «.—-Governor
Budd said today, in speaking of the
aproprlatiou of $250,000 by the United
States government for the purpose of
building restraining dams, tbat the
quire another appropriation by another
states, upon condition of which the
national appropriation was made, was
not available, and that it would re
quire another appropriation by another
legislature. Tbe reason of this Is
that the legislature of 1893 did not
make a special appropriation but or
dered the amount paid into the gen
eral fund. This was done, but since
then the general fund has become ex
Death From Exposure
OMAHA, Neb., April 4.—A special to
the Bee from Lincoln says: It was dls
covered today that the late county i
treasurer, Maxey Cobb, whose body 1
was found Thursday, did not commit
suicide, as was supposed. The coroner's I
Jury found Unit death resulted from cx- j
posure. Cobb was on a spree and wan
dered off on the prairie. HU books are ■
all right.
A Builders' Strike
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4.—A strike
of carpenters, plasterers and finishers |
in the Patrol building took place this i
morning, and 150 workmen walked out, i
vowing not to resume work until the '
non-union men in the building were i
discharged and the bosses recognized j
the working-card system.
Keturned to Work
FLORENCE (Col.). April 4.—Four
hundred and twenty of the live hundred
strikers on the Florence & Cripple
Creek railway construction work re
turned to work this morning at the old
wages after a loss of but a few hours.
The places of the others were filled. I
The South African Cam
paign Causes Anxiety
With a Situation Which Daily
Grows More Serious
Now Threatens to Assume Unexpectedly
Serious Proportions
Men and Stores Are Maklaf Rspli Pregrsgi
to the front
The Ameer of Afghanistan Makes a Loaf Me*
claimer of Any Intention to Enslave the
People of KsflrisUn-Eagllsb Political aa*)
Personal Oesslp
Associated Press Sneaial Wire
LONDON. April 4— (Copyrighted,
1896, by the Associated Press)— Despite
all official and semi-official statements
to the contrary, it Is generally admitted
that the situation in South Africa, Is)
unsatisfactory. Even the reassuring;
statements made by the secretary eg
state for the colonies, Mr. Chamber
lain, has not changed the public opin
ion on the subject and today he Is open
ly accused of trifling with the situation,
and pretending that the scanty force*
there are able to cope with the rebel
lion of the Matabeles and Its possible,
outcome. It seems beyond question tbat
Buluwayo and Gwelo are the only two
stations in Matabeleland which are in
a defensive condition, and there is a
strong possibility that communication
with these towns will shortly be entire
ly cut off. Mr. Chamberlain's disincli
nation to have strong reinforcements
of British troops sent to South Africa
is said to arise from his desire to do
nothing which may give color to the
French and German charge that the
real object of sending the reinforce
ments to South Africa is to coerce the
I Boers.
Then, again, the scope of the Soudan
' expedition appears to be widening, and
I there is considerable fear in many quar
j ters that the government does not real-
I ize the extent ofthe undertaking! Ex-
I pcrts In Dervish warfare say that the
| Anglo-Egypttan force Is Inadequate to
I cope with the situation and that there
lis acute danger that communication
with the advance guard of Egyptian
! troops may »be cut off and the latter
I annihilated before it is possible for the
j support of British troops to arrive. It
I is urged tbat reinforcements of at least
| in.ooo troops should be promptly sent to
I Africa from India alone and it is point
ed out that, according to reliable in
! formation, the Khalifa's forces are
I pouring into the Dongola district with
the evident intention of getting behind
I the advancing force. Should the march
i be continued and the troops from India.
|be promptly landed at Suaktm, they
i will break Osman Digna's force and
! threaten the rear of the Dervishes.
In less than a month the whole col
i umn of the Anglo-Egyptian army
' which will push up the Nile, will be
I concentrated thirty-five miles from
' Wadv Haifa, ready to march upon
! Akasheh. The rapid progress to the
j front shows that the transport arrange
i ments are working well. Men, arms,
i ammunition and stores are being con
i veved over a very difficult route with
out the slightest bitch. General H. H.
Kitchener, the leader of the Egyptian
forces, wll remain at Akasheh until he
; succeeds In collec ting bis complete for
ces there In the interval the camel
corps and cavalry will push forward to
i the nearest Dervish' post, at Suarda.
The Dervishes are already reconnolt
eri,ic near Akasheh.
Dr. Lillian Hamilton, the English
woman physician to the ameer of Af
ghanistan, has a three column letter
in the Times detailing a long conversa
tion which she had with the ameer on
the criticism aroused in England on his
campaign to subjugate Kafiristan. The
ameer contends that the Durand treaty,
1593. which gave Great Britain rights
over the Chitral district, also gave him
full rights over Kafiristan, and he Is
fully determined to stand by the treat
ies, regardless of the consequences.
The fears of possible Russian aggres
sion are the immediate motives for his
action. The Russians were within a
few days' march of Kafiristan and could
have occupied it easily and thus would
have been within two days' march ol
Cabul and within gunshot of other vital
positions in Afghanistan.
Dr. Hamilton warmly defends the
ameer against the charge of wishing to
extirpate or enslave the Kafirs. She
says that, on the contrary, the ameer
recognizing their splendid fighting pow
ers, has tried to win their loyalty, so as
to have their assistance against Rus
j sian Invasion. The letter also gives In
teresting pen pictures, of the slavery
(luestion. Dr. Hamilton thinks that no
foreigner ever had the entre Into Af
ghan harems as she has had. and conse-
I quently she is able to certify that no
Kafirs are enslaved, and that no tribe.
!in fart, except the Hazaras. was ever
\ reduced to slavery by the Afghans.
| Princess Maud of Wales, while riding 1
a bicycle in Regent street early in the
! week on her way to visit her old nurse,
] "skidded" and fell. A policeman
t promptly helped the princess into a
hansom cab. placed her damaged wheel
•on the roof of the vehicle and "Harry"
! returned to Marlborough house decid
edly discomfited.
Advices received here from Monte
Carlo show that there is a hitch in re
gard tn the renewing of the gambling
concession. According to the terms of
tbe present contract tbe Prince of Mon
i nro receives $250,000 yearly for the cx
i elusive right to maintain a gambling
: establishment within the borders of hia
j dominions (the area of the principality
lof Monaco is six square miles) in ad-
I d I tion to $100,000 which are the expenses
iof the principality, whose population
jis about 12.000. The prince now de
| mands $500.0nn for the expenses of the
j principality alone, In addition to the
I large sums which the casino spends an
! nuafly In the maintenance of roads,
| buildings, etc. The receipts from the
gambling table for the year ending
March 31 were $240,000 under those of
the previous year. Tt Is explained that
there is much less plunging than usual
and that the people who frequent the
j casino are a less desirable class than
| The hotels of Moscow hay* already

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