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Why Squander Your Money on high
priced newspapers when you can get
all the news all the time in The
Senators Listen toTurpie's
Satirical Speech
Official Information is Conceded
to Be Meager
In the Deliberately Formed Opinion of
the Eloquent Senator
Weyler's Proclamation of Amnesty Is Used
to His Confounding
The Offer of Amnesty to Priest. Proves the
Existence of ■ Godfearing; People Within
the Insurgent Lines House Proceedlnus
and Work In Committee
Associated Pre>« Special Wire
WASHINGTON, April B.—Senator
Turpie's speech on Cuba was the event
of (he day In the senate, and in many
respects it was the most picturesque
and vehement utterance heard on the
subject. The senator has an Inexhaus
tible vocabulary and a satirical style.
While arguing for radical action on
tuba, even to the extent of .sending a
fleet to Cuban waters, much of Mr. Tur
pie's speech wan given to sarcasm and
ridicule of the course of Mr. Sh»rinau
and Mr. Lodge in managing tlie Cuban
resolutions. The senator created
much amusement by his portrayal of
Senator Lodge as a warrior about to
fight a duel with Minister Dupuy de
Lome of Spain. Most of the day was
given to the Indian appropriation bll,
which was not completed. Unanimous
consent was secured for taking onthe
resolution for a senate inquiry into
recent bond issues next Tuesday. Mr.
Turpie, of Indiana, was recognized in
support of the Joint resolution of Call
for sending a United States Meet to Cu
ban waters to protect Americans anil
prevent Spanish barbarities. The reso
lution was the natural outgrowth, he
said, of the inertia and obstruction of
the chairman of the committee on for
eign relations (Sherman), since he took
refuge in the crypt of the commerce
Here was a war raging for a year,
and yet in the twenty or thirty speeches
by Mr. Lodge and a like number by
Mr. Sherman before he retired to the
cave of Abdalla, all that could lie
was the ejaculations. '"There
Is a war In Cuba" and "Great is the
Cuban question."
Mr. Sherman sat across the aisle,
smiling at times, while Mr. Turpie pro
ceeded with hip vigorous arraignment
nf what lie considered the mismanage
ment of the Cuban resolutions.
Mr. Tui'pie then proceeded to describe
the condition of Cuba today. Two
thirds of the island was within the em
brace of the revolution, the other third
was disputable ground, where skir
mishes and fighting was going on. This,
he said, had not even been touched upon
l.y Mr. Sherman, although a vital con
"That senator has appeared as afraid
as General Weyler to look into the
question, to go over the territory. He
has not even looked over the fence."
Mr. Turpie took up in detail the condi
tions existing in Cuba. He conceded
that exact official information was
meager. Tet the "minute men of the
press" and the mass of general corre
spondence on the subject established
certain general and essential princi
ples, showing a' flagrant condition of
war existing. The senator said he had
personally collected data. He had kept
tally of raids by the Spaniards on the
country stores until they ran Into
scores. He had noted the raids and at
tacks on women and children. From
this data, he said, he drew the first and
final conclusion that the country store,
that type of civilization, was widely
established throughout the territory oc
oupled by the insurgents. The exist
ence of the country store meant that
there were no bandits and pirates, as
charged by Spanish officials, no thieves
and burglars; that the debtor and cred
itor of the store were present: in short,
that the reign of Justice, the first requi
site to social organization, existed.
The senator referred to Gen. Weyler's
amnesty ofterd to priests. Gen. Weyler
paused In his campaign—paused not so
long as the chairman of the foreign re
lations committee (Sherman) — but he
paused in this campaign, conducted
with the ferocity of th Apache, the
Comanche, this campaign of the malia
and the thug, this campaign repeating
the infamy of the Duke of Alva,
paused to extend amnesty to the priests
within the Insurgent lines who would
yield obedience to Spain.
From these circumstances. Mr. Tur
pie said he established another essential
principle. Whe re there were priests
titer were parishs, there were people
men, womn and childrn. In short this
proclamation of amnesty from Wehler
establishd that a God-fearing people
with their, priests and parshes existed
within the insurgi nt hi es.
At one point, speaking of r's
atrqcitles. the senator exrlamf . iba
will be lost to Spain," and add re
tract the 'will be ': Cuba v to
Span and never will be regal
Mr. Turpie createu great,! musi ent
by a word picture of Mr. Lodge as a
warrior about to have a duel with the
Spanish minster. The Massachustts
senator had come into the chamber
and denied the assertion of the Spanish
mnister and denounced the minster's
diplomatic indiscretion. "I was about
to suggest the weapons," proceeded Mr.
Turpie. "It seemed only necessary to
seeiect the weapons and name the sec
onds. I was deeply anxious that our
champion should be fully armed and
r.ot be mistaken for a mere harlequin
with a buckler of leather and a sword
of lath."
"Hut." added Mr. Turpie, "a friend
near me said 'there will be no fight.'
The senator's demonstration was not
really imp threatenig war. It all came
from his fondness for a certan confec-
tionery—puffs—not tutti frutti, nor Ices,
but puffs, plain puffs."
Amid the suppressed laughter of sen
ators Mr. Turpie told of the dangers
threatineng Mr. Lodge from too many
pulls. Next he turned his attention to
Minister Dupuy de Lome's diplomatic
indiscretion in criticizing through the
press the senator from Massachusetts
(Lodge),who was a past graduate of the
Jugo schol of omniscience.
Mr. Turpie said the Spanish minister
appeared to be unfamiliar with the
f.'panish verse:
•'Pigmies, though puffed and perched
on Alps,
Are pigmies still."
The senator closed with a strong word
picture of the future of Cuba.
Mr. Sherman at once moved an execu
tive session and at 2 oclock the doors
were closed.
The executive session was brief.
When the open sesion was resumed a
bill was passed making Santa Barbara,
Cal., a sub-port of entry.
The Indian appropriation bill was
then taken up.
When the provision was reached for
a commission to negotiate with the
Yakima Indians, Washington, Mr. Hoar
moved to strike out the proviso "that
not more than two of whom shall be of
the same political party." He urged
the inconsistency of asking the presi
dent, in naming Indian commissioners,
to consider the politics of the members.
The provision finally went over.
Mr. Cannon. Republican of Utah, of
fered an amendment that the members
of a commission treating with Indians
should be bona tide residents of the
state or territory in which the Indians
are located. The vote on the amend
ment was deferred.
An amendment by Mr. Jones, Demo
crat of Arkansas, was agred to, increas
ing tlie appropriation for surveys in the
Indian territory to $300,000. The bill
was laid aside at 5 oclock.
Mr. Peffer asked unanimous consent
that the resolution fur a senate inquiry
into recent bond issues be taken up at
2:1?) p. m. next Tuesday, and the agree
ment was effected.
Mr. Mitchell of Oregon introduced a
joint resolution to facilitate a reorgan
ization of the Northern Pacific Kailroad
company, giving to actual settlers the
right to purchase lands within railroad
grants at $2.50 an acre and to prohibit
consolidation with competing lines.
At 5 p. m. the senate adjourned.
In the House
The move to adopt the metric systtm
of weights and measures was sent back
to the commute on coinage, weights
and measures fur further consideration.
On the llrst vote it had a majority of
two, hut the opposition was aggressive,
and alter a series of vites it was recom
mitted, 13 to .19. The remainder of the
day was devoted to debate on tlie bill
to exempt sailng vessels engaged in
coastwise trade from compulsory pilot
age laws, with the understanding that
a vote should be taken at 2 oclock to
morrow. The bill was championed by
Mr. Payne (Hep., N. V.), Mr. Simpklns
(Hep., Mass.). and opposed by Mr.
Miner (Kep.. Wis.) and Mr. Cummings
(Dem., N. V.). Mr. Cummings. in the
course of his remarks, charged that Mr.
Chamberlain, commissioner of naviga
tion, had ben lobbying In favor of the
bill. The conference report on the ag
ricultural appropriaton bill was adopt
ed. The bill to repeal the compulsory
pilotage law in so far as it relates tv
sailing vessels in tlie coastwise trade
was then called up with the understand
ing that a vote should be taken at '>
oclock. Mr. Payne, in charge ot the
bill, made an extended argument in its
support. Mr. Simpklns (Kep., Mass.)
also favored the measure, while Mr.
Miner (Kep., Wyo.) and Mr. Cummings
(Dem., N. V.) opposed it. During his
remarks Mr. Cummings said that It
had been stated that the pilots had a
lobby here to defeat the passage of this
"I know," said he, "or a mugwump,
one Chamberlain, commissioner Of
navigation, who has importuned mem
bers In the interest of this bill. I re
member that G rover Cleveland a few
days ago removed from the governor
ship of Arizona one Hughes, who was
accused of trying to Influence members
! on the Arizona land least- bill, and I say
- tmu if you have any regard for
; the official life of the commissioner uf
' navigation you will allow this bill lo be
defeated, for if this bill passes and
Grover Cleveland is true to the princi
ple be laid down in the Hughes case, the
commissioner of navigation will very
speedily navigate out of Washington."
(Laughter and applause.)
Mr. Wadsworth. chairman of the
committee on agriculture, presented the
I conference report on the agricultural
bill, which was adopted, after which the
house, at s:uo p. m., adjourned.
The district of Columbia appropria
tion bill re-committed by the house
on account of the aid carried by it to
charitable Institutions was considered
by the committee and remodeled as far
as it applied to private institutions.
All Items for private and semi-private
institutions, which heretofore depend
ed largely upon the government for
support were stricken from the* bill.
The amendment ends witli the clause:
"That no part of the money here appro
priated shall be had for the purpose of
maintaining and aiding by payment
for services or expenses, or otherwise,
any church or religious denomination
or any institution or society which is
under sectarian or ecclesiastic control."
Four contested election cases were
decided today by the house elections
committee, la only one case was the
report adverse to the member now hold
ing the seat, that of Murray vs. Elliott.
Fisrt Couth Carolina, which is favorable
to Murray. The others were Johnson
vs. Stoken, Seventh South Carolina, in
favor of Stoken; Kirby vs. Abbott, Fifth
Texas, In favor of Abbott.
The act originating in the senate to
authorize the leasing of lands for edu
cational purposes in Arizona today be
came a law without the president's ap
Senator Ulen introduced a bill today
providing for the restoration of names
of widows of soldiers to pension rolls
after the death of the second husband,
who by reason of a second marriage
have been dropped from the pension
Senator Sherman, chairman of the
committee on foreign reparations, today
gave, notice of an amendment to the
sundry civil appropriation bill providing
for the appointment of a consul at either
Harpoo or Alexandretta, Turkey, and
tiled a statement from Secretary Olhey.
.Mr. Olney states that while the Turkish
authorities acquiesced in the establish
ment of a consulate at Erzeroum, they
declined to grant an axequfcteur to the
vice consul sent to Harpool in "accord
ance with the action of congress at the
last session, on the ground that the
United States have no commercial in
terests at tlie latter place. He express
es the fear that a like denial will be en
counter d this year and requests that
provision be made for a temporary ap
pointment at Alexandretta.
The house committee on labor today
heard Mr. Corliss of Michigan, who ad -
vocated the passage of his bill provid
ing that all persons employed by the
United States or by any cointractor or
a sub-contractor doing work for tho
United States or for the District of Co
lumbia must be full citizens of the
United States.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, favored
the bill to enforce the eight-hour law in
connection with work of all kinds, and
also advocated the passage of a bill to
prohibit the transportation between
states of the product of convict labor.
The senate in executive session today
confirmed the nomination of Benjamin
.1. Franklin, Phoenix, Ariz., to be gov
ernor of Arizona, vice L. C. Hughes, re
moved. Postmasters: California-
Mary Hansbrough. at University; 1. B
Barnes, at Ferndala.
The Spanish Editors are Hot in Their Con
demnation of th* American Congress, but
Anti-American Demonstrations are Not
Likely- Insurgent Action Promised
Airoei&ted Press Snecial Wire.
I,ON DON, April 9.—A Paris dispatch
to the Daily News says: A French res
ident of Cuba writing to the Soir draws
a lamentable picture of the ferocious
character the war has asumed under
Weyler. He believes, however, that the
rebels will eventually shake oft the
Spanish rule. He states that Weyler
allows the troops to shoot and bayonet
villagers suspected of harboring insur
"A few days ago," he continues, "a.
band of volunteers, Infuriated by tlie
resolutions of the American senate,
shot six sons of an American farmer
at Casigues. The United States consul
general is inquiring into the muter.
NF.W YORK. April 8. —A W"orld spe
cial from Madrid says all the papers
hotly condemn the American congress
for the belligerency resolutions, which
they persist in considering an act of
hostility and ir.sult to the Spanish peo
tive preparations for resist ing all kinds
of Intervention. It Is understood that
the government will calmly await the
decision or advances from President
Cleveland, will In the meantime push
operations In Cuba and preparation in
Spain to keep in touch with public opin
ion, whilst lirnily checking all exagger
ations and demonstrations that might
create International complications.
Spanish diplomacy has led tile gov
ernment to believe that Air. Cleveland
will endeavor to gain time until the
rainy seasons begin in Cuba in May to
see If tlie military situation is really
modified and meanwhile instructing the
American minister at Madrid to nego
tiate direct with Canavos in a friendly
way with a view to making some com
promise that, could satisfy the autono
mist aspirations of the majority of the
Cubans and the imperial interests of
Spain, through American interven
The Spanish newspapers, especially
the Republican and the Conservatives,
express mournful regret that the var
ious Spanish, governments have not
themselves understood the expediency
of putting into fori c at the very begin
ning of the present insurrection the
home rule bill and the tariff reforms
voted-by the party last. year, and which
they will now have to carry out awk
wardly under pressure of circum
The government does not apprehend
any fresh demonstration against Amer
icans. Great'precautions are being
taken to quell any disturbances and
protect American residents. It is evi
dent, however, that much suppressed
excitement and irritation is prevalent
among all classes. The significant at
titude of the ministerial press excites
ltolllcal and very angry protests and
comments, Papers of the largest cir
culation and opposition journals like
Impareial. Pais, Golodo, El Liberal,
Correro and others go so far as to
threaten the government with serious
consequences in domestic politics in
Spain if Canavos should assent to med
iation on the part of President Cleve
land and purchase the neutrality of the
United States by commercial conces
NB;W YORK, April S.—An informal
meeting of Cuban leaders was held at
the Hotel America last night. The pos
sibility of 1 Cuban belligerency being ac
tually recognized in the near future by
President Cleveland s discussed at
"Mr. Clever Portuondo,
"is the great ■ ■ . 'rum of the
present time. c ol ursue bur
unequal Struggle and and
continue to hope. iVi "re that
from the beginning, and Rave much tol
the shape of result to • ncooTage us.
"The plan of sending ■~ com'uis; ion of
investigation to the island, sometimes
attributed to Mr. Cleveland, would
prove an absolute failure for tht> pur
pose intended. Such a oommtsssPh.
even tolerated by Spain, would ac
complish nothing of value, stoni b be
cause Spanish officials when under the
eye of a commission from a civilised
c ountry would naturally be upon then
best behavior. The same may, ol
course, be said of our own armies, and
yet we have always welcomed cores
pondents In the field and have courted
and do court investigation.
"General Gomez's conduct of the
campaign has been from the first and
will continue to be one of humanity,
justice ami truth."
Mr. de Annas regretted that friends
connected editorially with the Ameri
can press should waste breath occa
sionally by speaking of autonomy as a
condition which Spain should be in
duced to grant to Cuba.
"The d-.y for Cuban autonomy." said
Mr. de Annas, "is irrevocably past."
Dr. Joaquin Castillo, In speaking of
the impression which seemed to pre
vail in official circles that the rainy sea
son now setting in in Cuba would be a. '
season of inactivity, said: j
"General Gomez, it is true, passed the
rainy season of last summer in appar
ent inactivity, but the world will soon
see that the coming' season will be any
thing but a period of inactivity."
ITAVANA, April S.—Captain-General
Weyler last night took a walk incogni
to through the streets of the city, it Is
probable that after tlie elections lie
will asume personal direction of tlie op
erations against the insurgents in the
province of Pinar del Rio.
At the farm of El Portuguese, pro
vince of Matanzns the insurgents cap
tured the proprietor, Joaquin Martinez
Pajarez, and in the presence of his da
Pajarez, and in the presence of his
daughters, who were crying and beg
ging them not to kill their father, the
insurgents carried tlie unfortunate man
into the woods. His daughter Amelia
followed her father, and thereupon the
insurgents fastened her to a tree and
in her presence cut off her father's arm
and slashed his neck. This, according
to the story, caused the young girl to
faint, and she was then outraged by
the Insurgents, who afterwards burned
the farmhouse.
All insurgent convicted of incendiar
ism in the Province of Pinar del Rio
was executed today.
Jose Cabrera, also an insurgent, eon
vigttd of incendiarism, will be shot in
the Cabanas fortress tomorow.
The Southern Pacific Company Re-elects the
Old Officers
S.vx FRANCISCO, April B.—The an
nual meeting of the Southern Pacific
company was held today, at which di
rectors for the ensuing year were elect
ed as follows:
C. P. Huntington, Thomas lv Still
man. H. E, Huntington, Charles P.
Crocker, Russell .!. Wilson, George
Crocker. Thomas 11. Hubbard, Charles
G. Lathrop, J. C. Stubbs, X. T. Smith.
The precis,.' number <»f shares voted I
was not divulged, but it was quite '
large. Mrs. Jane Stanford appeared at i
the polls at 1:30 o'clock and cost Pcr 1
vote for the ticket as given, there be
ing absolutely no opposition. The di
rectors are th? same as elected last
year. The meeting was harmonious in
every respect. Tlie annual report pie
pared by Mr. Mahl was not presented,
■he stating that the figures of the Elous
ton and Texas Central, which forms ;
part of tlie Southern Pacific system. ;
hud not yet been received by him. Tic
statement of the Central Pacific sys- j
tern wits completed and was discussed
by tite stockholders. The report will ;
nor in- made public in lis enttri ty for '
several days.
The newly elected hoard of director.- '
will meet tomorrow to elect officers for
the year. |
An Editor Wavliid
DAYTON, Term.. April B.—A. M.
Brown, editor of the Dayton Leader.
was waylaid last night while entering ,
his own yard by two unknown men, I
who shot five times at him, two of the ■
shots taking effect in his leg anil one in
his back, the latter being dangerous.
His assailants arc thought to be mem- I
tiers of a political ring he has been at- ]
tacking in his paper.
ALBANY. X.V.. April B. - With onnly one \
dissenting vote in the assembly andby a .
vote of it'i to 4 in th* l senate, the bicycle ,
I'Huvußf' bill <ia:.sf'ii Mi" li^ishilure today. I
The terms or the bill are as follows;
"Bicycles are doctor* d to be baggage and
shall be transported as baggage for pas- 1
sepgers for railroad corporations and sub
ject to the same liabilities. No passenger ,
shall bo required to ovate, cover or other- ,
wise protect any such bicycle; providing,
howov. r, thai a railroad corporation shall
not be required to transport, under the I
provisions of this act, more than one bt- j
cycle for a single person." The senate also i
paased the assembly bill which forbids
sparring exhibitions except under the aus- j
pices of legally organized athletic clubs.
.SAX FRANCISCO. April B.—The com
mittee appointed by tin; fruit-growers*
convention to handle the eastern market
problem met today and adopted a resolu
tion providing for the establishment of
consolidated ' auction salesrooms in the
eastern markets in which all auctioneerh
and buyers should be*free to transact bus
iness. The resolution will be submitted to
the California Fruit-tiro wet's' union and
Shippers' association at Sacramento nexi
Sal urday.
SAN FRANCiaCO, April B.—lt Is stated
that the Mareeau divorce ease will be com
promised, t'ol. Slaroeau. it is said, will
withdraw his charge of Infidelity which
Mrs. fttarceau whs preqa red to bitterly
contest, and the struggle now wll be for a
divorce on oher grounds. The main ob- '
jt ct of the suit is the oustody of the six
year-old son.
SAN FRANCISCO. April B.—The hark
entine Marlon left today for Cook's'fn let j
with the largest party ever formed to 8 1
t0 the Alaska sold fields. She will Ijave li.". j
some ot whom have bought
(ha yellow metal in every koUI district on j
til*. ',iousi and others who an- novices.
x. Y. April B.—The assembly j
has paf ae d the Andrews mercantile es
tablish ni pnl hill, and it now ffoes to th*- ]
governor 11 limits ihe hours of labor ot
women ano children to sixty hours pet
week and pd ts establishments*under
the board ol h'SP; 1 *I**1**
WASHINGTON- A.prll B.—Dr. O'Reilly,
th.> phvsiciau who* » attending the Cleve
land children at \- ttt seports today
that little Bather is coming along nicely
and that so far th»*„ measles has not
spread to the other eh il9, '"'
NEW YORK, April B—ft voti of SO to
8» the New York M. K. corffe ren to<lay
becided against the amendtHf nt IProm :
mending that lay delegait "> general
conference be either mala or Cenui* 13
There Were ne American Winners at Athens
Yesterday Because There Were no
Yankee Contestants, but Enthusiasm Was
Intense -Notes of Track and Ring
Associated Press Special Wire.
ATHENS, April B.—Nearly all the
members of the royal family and the
king of Servia were present at the
Olympic games this morning. Tile
principal events In tlie early part of the
day were bicycle and shooting con
tests. A Frenchman named Flaming
rode 100 kilometers in three hours. No
Americans competed today. TheAmer
tcans are much gratified at the gener
ous attitude of the Greeks toward the
victors, and the utmost good feeling
The interest in the Hellenic games
and international festival, which has
been kept to celebrate their revival.
continues unabated, and modern
Greeks of all classes show themselves
keenly alive to a sense of pride in the
ancient glories of the race and of the
land inhabited. There Were no Ameri
ian contestants today, which Is appa
rently the only condition in the games
which Involves their being no Ameri
can winners. The bicycle races were
conducted in a tempest of wind, which
made anything like record time out of
A Bitr Crowd oi People. Most of Them
SAN FRANCISCO, April B.—Nine ■
thousand people, most of whom were J
women, turned out to see a good card ;
run off at Ingleside today. The features .
of tlie program were two handicap !
races, one al a mile and the other at '
live and a half furlongs. The mile race j
was won handily by Crescendo, naif a ;
length from Sir Vassar, who had a lean j
of over a dozen lengths at the half mile. !
At the stretch Sloan gave Crescendo j
his head and he came with a rush ami ;
won without being urged.
The five .mil a half furlong handicap !
was won by William Pinkerton, who !
tan a grand race, carrying top weight ,
ami making up considerable lost ground !
in tin stri tch. Four favorites, two third >
choices ami one outsider won.
Pour Furlongs— Yoko Parthomax ,
won, Lumina second, Dolpre third:
time, :49tt.
Six furlongs-Kowalsky won, Toano
second, Tim Murphy third; time, !
Seven furlongs—Joe Terry won, Olive i
second. Unity third: time. 1:29^4.
fine mile—Crescendo won, Sir Vassar
second, L-obengula third: time. 1:11%.
Mile ami a halt', over six hurdles—
Esperance won, Contentment second, '
My Luck third: time. l:-"ir .
Five ami a half furlongs— William
Pinkerton won. BetllcoßO second. How - ■
rid third; time. 1:08,4 .
Five furlongs—Uns Quo Amo won. i
Fusel second. Doubtful third; time,
Ingleside tJat,-e Entries
The following Is the list of entries !
aud weights of the races to be run at
Ingleside tract: lod»v, which are posted
at the Los Angeles Turf club. 212 South i
spring street. Commissions received ;
on these races and full description of [
the events:
first race—Maiden three-year-olds, "i's '
furlongs, purse—Big Chief 108, Globe l*i!>, i
Alien no. Canvasoback H': l . Carnation tin, I
Graclosa 10", Rhaetla hit. Japonlca 107. Lit- ;
ly R. 107, Sheriff 112, Rome Harris 108.
Second race— % milt, selling -Tobey 108, i
I.invllle 106, Ida Seller 101: Hazel D. 90.
Ofleta li»i. Gold Bug 108; Rlcardo ton, Don i
Caesar 100, Veva 90: Roadrttnner 108; Ppd-
Iga 100, Huntsman inn. Doubtful 92. Moil- I
tiny 108, The Judge 109, Claude Hill 92, '
Veraguq 85.
Third race—Two-yoar-olbs, ' j mile, purse
sweet Liberty 100, George Palmer 1"".
Rett Panther Ceres King lot;. Koselh
mi: s;:-'er Adele 105; inftammator 105; Vlk- |
Ins 102.
fourth race—Handicap, mile—Sister
Mary il l. Logan nr.. Sir Play 103, Olive OS.
Sam Leake 84, .Miss Brummel 83, Peter tin
Setoud : ■>. |
llMftb r ice—Mile aii-1 one-sixteenth, sell
ing — Nephew !"!'. ROSObUcI lIIK. Duchess Ot !
MJlpitas 100. Trlx mil. Foremost 102, Dun- ■
gai'ven 109. I'ortnna HH.
Sixth race—Three-quartors, selling—Mt. i
McGregor II on. Mobalasca Gallant hi.
Bab« Murphy loi, Strathflower 104, Shield- j
bearer hi*:.
Legalised Racing
WASHINGTON, April B.—The Bart
lett racing bill, to permit horse lacing ;
in the District of Columbia, was today
favorably acted upon by the District ;
of Columbia committee of the house. !
The bin |s to authorize the incorpora- ;
Hon of racing organizations. Under it j
meetings can be held only between
April "0 and November 1 and between ;
sunrise aud sunset, and there cannot j
be more than forty days of racing on
any track in a season. A racing com
mission is to be established to supervise
meetings, all races, must be held under
the New York Jockey club rules ami
steeplechasing under the rules nf the
National Steeplechase association.
Ametldments have been added to the
bill to prevent pool selling and betting.
Proclaim it from the House Tops !! f
This great newspaper costs but 50 1
cents a month by carrier—ss.oo a
year by mail
Not only are heavy penalities provided,
but bets are to be recovered by civil ac
tion. The bill was supported by the
New York Jockey club and prominent
sporting men. Anthony Comstock and
various reform organizations have op
posed it.
A Bicycle Bulletin
weekly bulletin Issued by Chairman
Gideon of the L. A. W. racing board con
tains these announcements:
Official handlcapperi appointed—W.
A. Itosborough. St. Louis; It. A. Smythe.
San Francisco; H. C. Smith, Los An
Declared professionals—Marion Black,
Cincinnati; Godfrey Schmidt, Los An
geles; Oscar Lank, San Diego; W. H.
Palmer, San Diego.
Temporary suspension placed upon
Joseph F. Grieher of St. Cloud, Minn.,
has been removed. The suspension on
J. H. Finnegan of St. I,ouis has been re
duced to expire May 1.
Record accepted—W. W. Hamilton,
Coronado, Cal., one mile.
Prosecution of Puss
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April B.—ln the court
of criminal correction James J. Corbett
and his sparring partner. Michael Con
nelly, were arraigned today for giving
a sparring exhibition contrary to the
city ordinance. Both pleaded not guilty
and Judge Murphy ordered a jury trial.
Before the case went to trial, however,
Prosecuting Attorney Mulvlhill had it
nolle prossed, telling Judge Murphy
that he felt certain that it would be im
posible to secure a conviction. Corbett
and his followers left the court room in
great glee. The champion sparred to
night as usual.
The Tenne«ee Derby
MEMPHIS, Term., April B.—The indi
cations tonight are that the Tennessee
Derby will be decided on a heavy track
tomorrow. Nine horses are named to
contest. The following odds were posted
tonight by a local firm on tomorrow's
Derby: (iretehen, 10 to 1; Frontier, 6to
1; Hot Springs entry, 1 to 2; McLean
entry, 3 to 1; Porter's entry, 4 to L
Anxiety Felt for the Fate ol the Advance
CAIItO. April B.—Each additional
budget of news from the front Increases
the anxiety here in unofficial circles as
to the fate of the vanguard of the
Anglo-Egyptian forces operating up
tlie Nile as a preliminary to the advance
in force upon Dongola for which troops
are being rapidly concentrated at Wady
Haifa. The news of the movement
southward of the trops has spread with
that wonderful rapidity frequently no
ticed as one of the features of cam
paigning in the Soudan.
While the British intelligence de
partment experiences the greatest diffi
culty in obtaining information regard
ing the movements of the dervishes,
the latter apparently having spies in
all quarters, succeeded i\ transmitting
important news with lightning like rap
idity from one part of the country to
the other. Thus in some mysterious
manner the news of the Tnglo-Egyp
tiari advance has been communicated
to the most distant quarters of the Ma
hommedan world and the departure of
pilgrims for Mecca has been suspended,
which means that the Khalifa is calling
upon his warriors to muster to the
standard and that the holy war which
he recently proclaimed is to be pushed
with all the desperate energy of the
dervish leaders.
The Khalifa has decreed that the tribes
i Immediately collect and forward to
1 Omdurhnan a heavy war tax, that the
\ picked Warriors be hurried to that
i amp and that all preparations be
made for a long; campaign. He expects
i to muster an army of 50,000 men, com
posed of lie* best lighting" men of the
■ Soudan hi Omdurman by September.
! when the Anglo-Egyptian forces will
be met by the khalifa In person. The
latter has railed the dervish armies
from trash oda and Darfur; and it is be-
: lieved that the siege of Kassala will
i Bhortly be raised if has not already
; been raised, in order that the dervishes
! now before the place may be utilized
jat Khartoum and Dongrola.
I The khalifa, writing to a shlek of As
, 80-un under date of December, last, said
! that he was always ready to submit to
i the authority of the Khedive of Egypt
:as tin- representative of the sultan, but
; that In- would "resist to the death any
! expedition coming from Egypt so long
as the British occupy th" country."
The khalil'n concluded: "I am aware
] that the British desire to have me as
sassinated but I have taken precautions
I that none of the European prisoners
, shall survive my murder."
DANVILLE (Pa.), April B.— The sev
-1 enteenth district Republican convention
today elected J. «!. .lames of Danville
: and W. B. Foust of Mount Carmel dele
gates to the Si. Louis convention. Reso
lutions endorsing Quay were adopted.
LOCIBYILLM iKy.i. April 8.- Official
1 returns of the Republican primaries in
i Louisville and Jefferson county gave
McKinley l-:i delegates and Bradley 7J.
LEADVILLE (Col.), April B.—The
'. l.a lie county Democratic convention to
i day elected .1. .1. Cook, I. J. Qulgley, Ed
Jackson, li. R. Peldery, J. J. Moynanan,
: Peter Jennings, L. Sor.miers. Steven
Connors, John .f. Joyce, G. O. Parker,
! John King. E. .1. Met art hy and W. I:.
: Kennedy delegates to the state Demo
■ cratic convention. Instructing them to
' vote only for candidates for delegates
;to th ' national convention n hn tintiual
: iliedly favor free and unlimited coin
! age of silver at. tlie ratio id' Hi to 1.
in. etlng of the Army and avy Republi
can league of California a resolution
can 'league today a resolution was
adopted With out one dissenting vole
endorsing MoKinley*as the republican
candidate for president. About fifty
members of tin- league from all parts
of the state were present.
MINDEN, Neb.. April B.—Congress
man W. I*:. Andrews was today renoml- 1
nuted by ai elamatioii by the Repub
lican congressional convention. D. A.
Black and S. A. Christy were elected
delegates to the St. Louis convention
md Instructed lor McKinley.
CANTON (Mo.), April B.—The Repub
:an cogresslonal convention of the first
district today passed resolutions de
claring for protection and reciprocity
md for gold, silver ami paper as money
»i\a parity.
lifeline.l to Strike
NEW YORK, April B.—The executive
ronnnittee of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation of Street Railway Employees,
alter a protracted meeting, have de
cided not to order a strike of Metropoli
tan Traction company employees to
day. Another effort w ill be made to In
-1 duoc President Vreeland to submit the
dispute to arbitration.
Settled at a Discount
! SAN FRANCISCO. April B—Phelps
i & Miller, an old and well-known jew-
I dry firm, has failed. The liabilities
amount to 1(18,000, which they have set
tled with their creditors for 35 cents on
the dollar.
ROCK FORD, Mich.. April B.—The
business portion of this place was wiped
i out, by fire early this morning. Loss
about $70,000, partially covered by in-
I suranca,
The People's Thunderous
Tones Last Night
Collis P. Huntington is Hauled
Over the Coals
Tbere Was Another Meetlst flail at
Illinois Hall

Where the Slo*tn Was a Don bit Aaavat,
Those There Were Mainly Southern Pa OHM
Officiate, Employee and Sympathizer* am*
John W. nitcheli They Adept Oaa Sat
ol Rendition* and the People Another
The left ear of Mr* Collis P. Hunting*
ton must have been sizzling last night.,
not unlike an underdone rib steak just
from the grill, in the luxurious quarters
which he is at present occupying In the
Normandie hotel back at Washington,
city. The scheming president of the)
Southern Pacific never received a more)
genuinely enthusiastic dressing down!
in his life than the one administered to
him in front of the courthouse on New,
High street, between the hours of 7:301
and 10 oclock. He was referred to in
terms ranging from brigand to Machia—
velli. and every reference was greeted)'
by the thousands of people who beard
it with howls of approval.
The city was harbor mad last night,
and a more determined and enthusias
tic audience was never before gathered
together than the struggling, jostling;
and elbowing mass of humanity which)
last night blocked the two blocks lit
front of the county building on New;
High and Temple streets. The occasion
resembled a monster political gather
ing, excepting that it was very much
larger than anything of the kind In the
history of the city. While ex-Mayor
Henry T. Hazard, who was the chair
man, opening the meeting, some 700
people from San Pedro and about 304
from Long Beach, the latter accompa
nied by a baud, marched upon the scene
amid shouts and cheers from those al»
ready on the ground, for the big en
thusiastic meeting was held »o test the
temper of tlie people upon the subject
of a Southern California harbor, it
having been held under the auspices of
the Free Harbor league.
Ex-Mayor W. H. Workman called tha
big meeting to order I Jury T. Hazard,
who was billed as the presiding officer of
the occasion, having been late in arriv
ing. The speaking did not begin until
after S o'clock, which fact, with the
chilly night air, made the large con
course of people present a little slow in
properly warming up to suit the occa
sion. After the bull had been set prop
erly rolling, however, the chunks of en
thusiasm which for two hours vibrated
through the air melted even the few
cold-blooded Southern Pacific officials
who were on hand on the outskirts of
the crowd, taking notes for a report to
The big meeting determined, among
other things that unless the people of
Los Angeles can secure an appropria
tion for San Pedro they would rather go
without a harbor at all; that the alleged
offer of $2,900,000 fur a harbor at Santa
Monica, if it had ever been offered bjr,
congress at all, had been tendered In
tli" nature or .t bribe, the price being for
years tlie commercial vassalage of the
people of the city, and that while there
was no hostility to Santa Monica, a>
congressional appropriation for both,
San Pedro and Santa Monica was, for
obvious reasons, at this time absolutely,
The speakers last night, besides ex-
Mayors Workman and Hazard, who*
alluded to the late struggles hereabouts
against tlie machinations of C. P,
Huntington, were W. C. Patterson,
president of the Chamber of Commerce,
who said in part:
"1 urn here tonight in my individual
capacity as a citizen of I.os Angeles,
and not as the president of the chamber
are in harmony with those of a large
are in harmony with thost of a large
majority of the members of the chamber
of commerce, and notwithstanding the
fact that it lias repeatedly declared In
favor of the harbor at San Pedro, yet t
.fo not assume Lo speak lor (hat body,
l".it appear only as a humble citizen of
I.os Angeles, who has a right to his opin
ions aud who does not hesitate to give
expression to them in a respectful man*
ncr when emergencies arise.
• I ci mcede to others l he rights I claim
for myself, and am glad to respect the
honest opinions of those who differ with
me. t
"The widespread excitement and dis
cussion w hlch has pervaded our city for
some days has been deplorable and in aj
measure useless.
"A careful analysis of Mr. McLach
lin's telegram reveals the fact that it
n ally promises nothing. That telegram
says: 'If I.os Angeles people w ill unite
on the schemes tv complete Inside har
bor ol San Pedro and construct deep
sea harbor at Santa Monica, etc.*
"Practically the telegram amounts to
nothing ir, the w ay of encouragement to
either scheme, for the reason that, re
gardless of ihe merits of either project
or both projects, it contains an impossi
ble condition,,
■ Tlie temper of our people is such that
an attempt to "unite" on the proposi
tions mentioned in the telegram is sim
ply a waste of time.
■The friends of San Pedro will not
readily surrender that for which they
have striven all these years. They feel
that their position is right and that they
are supported by the cumulative reports
and investigations of tlie highest engi
neering authorities in lb- United
S'Htes. They feel 'hat San Pedro is the
only proper aud feasible site for a free
harbor, accessible to the gre< test num
b rof interests. They believe that loca
tion offers greater advantages than any
other as to freedom of water front, as
ito facilities for the construction of
shipyards, as to protection from storms
and as to the advantages which It pre
,. Nts for military and naval defense.'"
Judge W.A.I It lis told of the serious
ness of the situation at present con
fronting the people of i.os Angeles. He
remarked upon th" remarkable cir
cumstance which very suddenly
brought forth the announcement that
the river and harbor committee of the
house had intended to r'coinmeM
$"90,000 for a harbor at San Pedro aud
$.'.900,000 tor a harbor for Collis P. Hun
tington. The speaker thought that
there figures ought to be reversal aad)

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