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All about Southern California In the
La Fiesta Herald. Send your Eastern
friends and relatives a copy. Particulars
on Editorial page . ,
Patent Office Gazette Opened
to General Competition
Provides a Subject lor the Day's
Senatorial Debate
Tha House Considers District ot Columbia
Business-Conferees on Judicial Appro
priations Cannot Agree—Too Many Con
tracta In the River and Harbor Bill
Associated TressSoeeial Wire.
WASHINGTON, April 13.—At the in
stance of Mr. Gorman the senate deter
mined to open the publication of the
Patent Office Gazette to general com
petition. Reference was made during
the discussion to the investigation
some months ago into the circum
stances by which a friend of the then
assistant secretary of state, Mr. Jo-
Blah Qulncy, was awarded the contract.
Mr. Gorman carried his amendment for
an open competition, although Mr.
Piatt, chairman of the committee on
patents, was in opposition. The rest
of the day was given to the Dupont'
case. Senators Burrows of Michigan and
Brown of Utah supporting Mr. Du
ponts claim.
A lengthy discussion took place over
awarding the contract for the Patent
Qfflce Gazette. Mr. Gorman explained
that the preparation of the Gazette
ought to be open to the fullest com
petition, and he moved to recede from
that provision of the bill giving the
contract for another year to the- present
Mr. Piatt, Republican of Conncc'icut,
referred to the trouble, amounting al
most to a scandal, concerning the
Patent Office Gazette, and said that as
this had been overcome, the present
contract should be continued.
The absence of a quorum caused
much d»lav and numerous roll calls,
the Gorman amendment finally being
adop'ed—2B to 26. This opens the
award of the Patent Oflice Gazette to
general competition.
Mr. Cullom presented a partial agree
ment from the conference committee
of the legislative, executive and judi
cial appropriations bill.
Among the reports were those by
Mr. Teller and Mr. Mitchell, present
ing the majority and minority reports
on the bankruptcy bill.
Mr. Burrows, Republican of Michi
gan, was recognized ln support of the
claim of Mr. Dupont to a seat in the
senate. Mr. Burrows contended that
the action of Governor Watson in vot
ing In the Delaware legislature was
caused by political moves and was an
unseemly transaction. Mr. Burrows
was followed by Mr. Brown, Republican
of Utah, a,so 111 support of Mr. Du
pont. It was the first speech of Mr.
Brown, and for this reason was followed
with Interest.
Mr. Chandler took the floor to speak
In support of the Dupont claim, and w ill
continue tomorrow.
The bill was passed apppropriating
$2SSO to the St. Joseph Catholic church
at Martinsburg, W. Va., for the use of
the property during the civil war.
At 5 p.m. the senate held an executive
session and then adjourned.
District of Columbia Business Receive! Some
WASHINGTON. April 13.—The house
spent the day transacting business re
lating to the District of Columbia. Sev
eral bills were passed. It was the In
tention of Mr. Bartlett (Dem., N. V.)
to call up today his bill to authorize
racing in the District of Columbia, but
he was given no opportunity to do so.
It Is believed he will ask unanimous
consent for the consideration of the
Dill tomorrow.
Some preliminary routine business
was transacted. A bill was passed to
pay the heirs of John Reuben, late
United States attorney for the middle
district of Tenessee, $295, being the
balance of compensation due him.
The house then proceeded with the
consideration of district business. Af
ter passing a number of district bills
the quorum failed, and, at 4:30 p. m.,
the house adjourned:
Conferees end ftrmbers Find Many Grounds
of Disagreement
WASHINGTON, April 13.—The house
and senate conferees on the legisla
tive, executive and judicial appropria
tion bill have held several meetings,
but have not yet agreed upon a com
plete compromise. Disagreement has
been reported on several most import
ant points of difference. The house
conferees refused to accept the senate
amendments to raise the salaries of
United States district attorneys and
marshals. The house proposition that
the commissions of all the commission
ers of the United States courts ter
minate on the Ist of July next has been
abandoned. There has been a some
what bitter discussion over the amend
ment to Increase the salaries of clerks
ef senators from $1200 to $1500. The
house conferees took a stand against
what they term the extravagance ofthe
senate in providing for itself. Repre
sentatives are allowed clerks whose
salaries are $100 a month during the
sessions of congress, and some do not
avail themselves of this allowance,
while each senator has a clerk at an
annual salary of $1200.
The senate commitee on commerce
has been considering the river and har
bor bill for several days. It is under
stood that considerable opposition has
developed to the many contracts pro
vided for in the bill and that there is
quite a struggle over that particular
feature. It is claimed more contracts
are authorized than one bill ought to
The Sailors' Strike
SAN FRANCISCO, April 13.—Ths
first tie-up as a result of the demands
of union sailors for Increased compen
sation has taken place at Eureka. The
schooners Lottie Carson, Mabel Gray
and Occidental, lumber laden and ready
for sea, have been left by their crews,
who demanded $35 a month, or $5 more
than they have been receiving. There
is no indication of any trouble here, but.
the local union is carefully watching
the fight, and any hour may see a
c hange in the situation.
The Billiard Players
BOSTON. April 13.-The admirers of
good billiard playing gathered in force
at umstead hall tonight at the opening
? «., , cushion carom tournament in
which Frank Ives Jacob Schaefer Al
bert Gamier and Maurice Daly at c the
contestants. It Is the second series of
international billiard tournaments for
a purse of $500 offered by Maurice Dalv
LvLSSX J? rk - E ftch W the players is
suiecluled for three games playing each
of the other three men. The games
will be three hundred points. Schaefer
and Gamier played tonight. Schaefer
-Total 300. highest run 39, average
5.357. Gamier —223 highest run 34, a ver
age 1.035.
Whether the A. P. A. Will Oppoee McKin
lev's Candidacy
SAN FRANCISCO. April 13 —A great
deal has been said lately by representa
tives of the A. P. A. to indicate that the
organization lias definitely announced
its opposition to the nomination of ex-
Governor MeKinley by the national
Republican convention. B. F. Hudel
son, state president of the organization,
says the statement is alsoltttely untrue.
The advisory board will meet in Wash
ington May 12th, he says, and until then
the attitude of the A. P. A. relative to
MeKinley or any other candidate will
not be known.
"The American Protective Associa
tion," said Mr. Hudelson, "has declared
its purpose to take part in the delibera
tions of all the national conventions
.md will have a large representation in
each body. Our representatives will de
mand from each convention the inser
tion of three planks in the platform.
We will demand a strong position on the
Immigration question, another insist
ing on a general non-sectarian school
system and a third declaraton that no
money shall be given nor appropriations
be made for any sect, church or sectar
ian Institution. Besides we shall insist
upon the nomination of a candidate who
is thoroughly American. If the associa
tion should be Ignored it will undoubt
edly place a ticket of its own in the
Greater New York
ALBANY. N. V., April 13.—Mayor
Strong's message on the Greater New
York is a veto. The mayor says he
was in favor of consolidation, out tho
provisions of the bill were not satis
factory to all concerned.
Mayor Wurster's. message vetoing the
bill was next read and was followed by
the rending of the approval of Mayor
Gleason of Long Island City. The
question of re-passing the bill over the
vetoes of Mayor Strong and Mayor
Wurster will come up in the senate
Democratic Hopes Run High and Leaders of the
O. O. P. are Seriously Considering the Pos
sibility of Stealing Some Supplies of Prom
ising Thunder
CHICAGO. April 13.—A special to the
Pofit from Washington says: Demo
cratic leaders have matured a plan to
capture the presidency next fall by or
ganizing a split in Chicago, putting two
tickets In the field nnd then bringing
the party together ln the electoral col
The silver leaders have been schem
ing on the proposition for months and
very lately passed it along for the con
sideration of the managers of the sound
money element, by whom lt has been re
ceived with open favor. The White
House has been the scene of several
consultations on the matter Within the
last four or five days. Friends of sound
money, not only In congress, but from
other financial and commercial circles,
have had hasty summons to meet and
discuss questions of supreme concern
to the party welfare. The result of all
this palaver is that a thorough under
standing has been reached and that
Democratic hopes are higher at this
writing than they have been in two
Many of the silver leaders of the Re
publican party are fully advised of the
Democratic program, and they are
watching developments with the great
est Interest. The arch plotters among
the Democrats fondly hope that the Re
publicans may be inclined to pursue sim
ilar tactics.
The Coronado Ridera Break Coast and World's
CORONADO. April 13.—Additional
world's records were cut by the Steams
team this morning, as well as several
coast records.
Kiser was paced by two tandem
teams. Randall and Shefski and Stayer
and Wlnzett. In the first attempt they
could not do better than 49 seconds as
against 4S seconds flat, made by Willie
Windle at Chillocothe, Ohio. In the
second attempt they did 48 1-5. lacking
but 2-5 seconds of breaking the record.
The first quarter of each of these at
tempts was paced by Randall and Shef
ski and was done In 22 4-5 seconds, which
ties the famous record of Willie Windle,
Who was also paced by a quintuplet.
This breaks the coast record of C. S.
Wells, made at Sacramento, October 12,
W. J. Evans, the amateur, who is in
training here, broke the half mile flying
start unpaced coast record doing it in
57 seconds Hat. This also breaks the
world's amateur record made by Harry
Clark at Denver and cuts the coast rec
ord of 1:04 3-5 by 7 3-5 seconds. W.J.
Edwards did a hall' mile flying start un
paced ln 55 2-5 seconds coining within
2-5 of a second of the record mdc by J.
S. Johnson at Louisville November 27,
1N94. This also establishes a coast rec
ord for the distance.
The performance of Wlnzet and Stayer
and Kiser and Edwards in lining a mile
in 1:68 In coast tandem record for that
distance, as the one mile flying start,
unpaced coast record stood at 2:19. made
by R. L. Long and W. F. Foster at Ala
meda. October 1, 1594. This Is a cut of
lull 21 seconds front the former record,
which in itself is a remarkable perform
Laborers' Troubles
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., April 13.—Ow
ing to tbe refusal of the National
League of Musicians to affiliate with
the American Federation of Labor,
those who voted affirmatively have Sc
olded to form a new national league.
About forty local unions will go Into
the new organization, which has adopt
ed the name Federation of Musicians
of the United States.
Favor MeKinley
OMAHA, Neb.. April 13. —A special
from Tecumseh, Neb., to the Bee says:
The first district Republican conven
tion elected L. L. Lindsay and H. L.
Dovey delegates to the St. Louis con
vention and Instructed for MeKinley.
Congressman J. L. Strode was renomi
Silver's Victory
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., April 13.-The free
silver men captured everything in the
county convention held today to select
delegates to the Sedalia convention,
fourteen delegates were elected who
were ordered to vote as a unit for sil
ver delegated only.
The (lold Reserve
WASHINGTON, April 13 —The treasoc •
oday teat S&M00 i„ iWixti MMI in bars'
tXiSfw 16 'BB e ° f 'he gold reserve
1.12b,'■f15.931. Of the go'cl coin withdrawn
$700,000 is for export. withdrawn
A Committee Meeting to Con
sider Colorado Rates
Is tbe Rates to Be Given Theatrical
The Supreme Court of the United States
Decides Cases Affecting the Rights of
Railroads—A Projected Road to Reach
Colorado /lining Camps
Associated Press Special Wire.
CHICAfIO, April 13. —A call has been
issuer! for a special meeting of the
transmlssourl committee of the West
ern Passenger association, to be held at
Denver, April 16. The meeting will take
up the question of rate demoralization
in connection with the Missouri rlver-
Colorado busness. Chairman Caldwell
w ill present a report of his attempted
settlement nf the trouble, stating that
both the Colorado .Midland and the Den
ver & Gulf refused to allow him to see
their books. There will also be a com
mittee report on the effect of the Pacific
coast tickets, westbound, on the market
at Denver, and another on the effect of
the sale of tickets from North Pacific
(■•ast points to Denver and return via
Killings. The Canadian Pacific has ap
pealed from the decision of the Western
Passenger association that it cannot
withdraw a portion of its business from
the association agreement without with
drawing all of it. In making its appeal
it Intimates very plainly that If the last
derision is against it .here will be no
other cou" so open to it but withdrawal
from the association. The officials of
western roads were ln session today
struggling with the party rate question,
which their general passenger agents
have failed to solve. The unanimous
opinion is that theatrical parties should
have special rates, but how to confine
the rate to that and at the same time
avoid violaton of the interstate com
merce laws is the nut the general officers
are trying to crack.
WASHINGTON. April 13.—1n the case
of the Northern Pacific Railway com
pany against Samuel Peterson, an opin
ion by Justice Peckham of the supreme
court today reversed the opinion of the
court below. The ease was one of dama
ges on account of an accident, and the
question involved was whether a sec
tion boss was a fellow servant or an
agent of the road. The Opinion holds
him to be a fellow servant'
Justice Peckham also delivered the
opinion of the court In the case of the
Northern Pacific Railway company vs.
G. ti. Lewis, Lewis had claimed dam
ages for the destruction of 10.000 cords
of wood By a fire which started from a
Northern Pacific locomotive. As it ap
peared that the wood in question was
cut upon the public domain and was
located upon government land when
burned the court held that Lewis did
not have sufficient title to it to entitle
him to damages for its destruction, and
decided in favor of the railway com
DENVER, Col., April 13.—Otto Mears.
the pathfinder of Ran Juan county, will
begin this week the construction of a
railroad from Bllverton, Col., through
the Animas valley to Mineral park. The
road will be known as the Sllverton
Northern railway. The estimated cost
15.5300,000. The road will reach twenty
gold-producing gulches and eventually
wlll be extended to Lake City and pos
sibly to Salt Lake.
tiie ikish land bill
The Land Question the Basis of Home Rule
LONDON, April 13.—Mr Gerald Bal
four, chief secretary for Ireland, intro
duced the new Irish land bill in the
house of commons today. It is of much
wider scope than that of Mr. John Mor
ley, who was chief secretary for Ire
land In the late Liberal government,
a nd is upon thfe principle of the purchase
by the occupying tenant being the ulti
mate solution of the land question.
In introducing the bill, the c hief secre
tary for Ireland said he believed the
land question was at the root of the agi
tation for home rule. The bill provides
means to facilitate the purchase of
holdings and prevents the lessee from
having rent levied on his improvements,
it embodied the most nonsensltltious
problem of 1896 and modified others.
It is provided that the tenants should
be deemed, on the payment of two years'
arrears, to be in just possession of his
holdings, leaving the landlord to re
cover the remainder of the arrears in
the ordinary way.
Continuing Mr. Balfour said the gov
ernment bad decided not to alter the
statutory term of fifteen years for fix
ing a fair rent.
A Spirited Election
SATJSALITO, April 13.—Sausalito has
had its first election since its Incorpora
tion, anil it was a most spirited one,
as had been expected. John H. Creed
and Alfred Branders, candidates for the
marshalshtp, became engaged in a
personal encounter, and weapons were
drawn, but both men were promptly
arrested. George Story entered the
headquarters of certain candidates
c arly in the afternoon full of liquor and
fight. Adolph Meyer, a deputy consta
ble, "called hint," when he referred to
the righting qualities of any deputy in
the county, and a fight resulted that
wrecked all the bottles and the tables
in the headquarters.
• Charles C. Bruce. Gen. Dickinson
and L. G. Ambjornson were elected
trustees for the next two years. Judge
Joseph Pryor, editor ot the Sausalito
News, Was elected clerk by a big ma
jority. John F. Creed was elected mar
Salvation hquabblinz
CHICAGO, April 13.—Commander
Booth-Tucker of the Salvation army
denies the charges of Ballington Booth
against the hitter's father. He denies
that General Booth objected to the
prominence given the American flag
by the Salvationists and that he de
clared the time had come to stop carry
ing it at the head of processions. Also
that General Booth declared it his in
tention to divide the I'nited States into
Ihree parts, by north and south lines,
and to annex them, so faras the work of
the Salvation army is concerned, to
A Powerful Olrl
ST. LOUIS, Apth 13.-J. Fulton Tur
ner, ex-minister to Liberia, politician,
lawyer of national colebrity, is at the
city hospital with al'racturod skull. A
light with nis step-daughter, Mrs.Will
iam Mason, last night is the cause.
Corbett Is Anxious
CHICAGO. April 13.—Tonight on the
stage of the Chicago Opera House J.
J. Corbett announced that the National
Sporting club of London had offered a
purse of $10,000 for a fight between him
self and Fitzslmmons.
"Fitzsimmons is going abroad May
Ist," said Corbett. "I close my season
the second week in May. I intend to
take the first boat I can get for Eng
land and hope to bring Fitzsimmons to
an agreement to fight."
San Jose Surprised at the Election of Some
SAN JOSE, April 13.—The city elec
tion today,which on the surface was the
quietest held for years, show ed a total
vote of 3959. For mayor, Valentine
Koch (Dem.) defeated E. P. Maine
(Rep.) by 5C9 votes. .T.N.Ev. Ing (Dem •
Ind.) was re-elected treasurer by 200
majority. J. A. Ktdward (Rep.) was
re-elected chief of police, defeating K.
R. Bailey (Dem.) by 1210. A. B. Bennett
(Rep.) was re-elected commissioner of
streets, defeating F. C. McKlernan by
228 votes. There were six candidates in
the field. Councilmen were chosen as
follows: First ward—W. T. Nold
ning (Dem.), re-elected: second ward.
Holmes Prlndle (Ind.); third ward,
George B. Dittus (Ind.), re-elected;
Fourth ward, Julius Krieg (Ind.), re
elected. School trustees: First ward,
J. B. O'Brien (Dem.): second ward.
E. H. Wemple (Rep.), re-elected; Third
ward. Charles S. Kenyon (Dem.);
Fourth ward. M. Graham (Dem.)
The election of Independent candi
dates for councilmen wa sa great sur
prise to the politicians.
Oeorge Taylor Still at Lane and People Talk
of Lynching
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 13.—Geo.
Taylor, one of the murderers of the
Meeks family, who escaped from the
Carrollton jail on Saturday night, has
not been captured. Rill Taylor was
brought to Kansas City today for sale
keeping. The people of Carrolton were
in an angry mood and there w as danger
that he would be lynched. They talked
bitterly against Sheriff Stanley.through
whose carelessness, they claim, George
Taylor escaped. Absolutely no effort
to capture George Taylor is being made,
and there is not the slightest clue to
his whereabouts.
A Heavy Track and a Dense Fog flake a
Bad Day
SAN FRANCISCO. April 13.—The
races at Inglcside today were run over
a heavy track, while the fog obscured
the view of several of the races. Alto
gether It was the most disagreeable day
of tile season.
Seven furlongs—Olive won, Rosebud
second, Fortuna third. Time, 1:29.
Four furlongs—Roselle won. Modes
tla second, Viking third. Time, 0:5014.
Six furlongs—Ottyannn. won, Alviro
second, Goodwin 11. third. Time, 1:16.
Five and a half furlongs—Jit. Mc-
Gregor won, Mobalasca second, George
Miller third. Time, l:08i' 2 .
One mile and a sixteenth—Camilla
won, Dungarven second, Pollock third.
Time, 1:51.
One mile—Kowalsky won. Joe Ter
ry second, Unity third. Time, 1:444.
Ingleslde Race Entries
The following is the list of entries and
weights for the races to be run at
Inglcside track today, which are posted
at the Los Angeles Turf Club. 212 South
Spring street. Commissions received
on these races and full description of
the events.
First race, three-quarters mile, three
year-olds, selling—Henry Grattan 104.
Japan 104, Canvas Back 104. Alien lot, Itlg
Ciller 104. Lafteoha 102, Carnation 102, Jap
onlea 102, Rhaetla 102.
Second race, over the mountain, handi
cap, three-quarters, selling—Fred Gard
, her 10T. Gallant 106. Yankee Doodle 97, All
Over 108. Kamsln 106, Mobalaska 90.
Third race, two-year-olds, one-half mile,
purse—Scarborough 111. Rnstus loi, Dura
108. Senator Morgan 101, Cyrus King 111,
Joe I'llman 104, The Roman 99, Dunboy 101,
Fleur d'LiS 10S.
• Fourth race, handicap, three-quarters
mile—Santa Bella 101. Sam Leake 100,
Adolph Spreckels 95. William Pinkerton94.
Montallade 85.
Fifth race, one mile, selling—Belle Boyd
97, Service n:t. Miss Brummel 97, Tobey 91,
Nephew 113, I.urretia Borgia So.
Sixth race, mile, gentleman's race—Wal
ter J. 134. Ike 1,. J49. Swlftsure 133. Arno MS;
Our Dick 153, Little Frank 153, Nellie G. 1 IS,
Monita US.
Residence on Meyers Street Consumed and
Others Scorched
The residence of prank Murray at 313
Meyers street was totally consumed by fire
ot 9 oclock last night, ln a six- room cot
tage at the above number. Murray, hltt
wit>. six boys and marriedsister, Mrs.
Charles Dorian, resided. One of the chil
dren is an infant, which wa-s sleeping in a
room in which was a lighted lamp. This
w as overturned, and the baby rescued from
the flames just. In the miok of Lime. The
tire spread so rapidly that little could he
done to save the furniture of the house.
The engines were slow in a riving. and when
on the spot could do little on account ot
lack of water.
' The blaze was so hot that the firemen
standing by the hose of the chemlcalwagon
had to he played on continuously by a gat -
deu hose to prevent their clothing biasing
up. Nothing eoul'.l be done to save Mur
ray's place, and attention was turned to
the houses on either side. One is occupied
by a saloon man named Paul Maler, and
the other by a widow named Mrs. Gravlc.
lloth were badly scorched but saved with
blistered paint.
In Maler's house were his two children,
who hat! been left locked In by their mo! her
when she came up town to spend the even
ing. They were asleep and knew nothing
of what was going on until the doors were
kroken in. Murray works in Meyherg's
crockery store anil will lose nearly every
thing. The houso was insured, but tor
what amount is not known. The total loss
will be about $1500.
.'■e \ enth Ward Republlcen.s
There was a mass meting of the Seventh
ward Republicans in the Sunday school
room at No. 608 East Flf lb street .last even
ing, when the Seventh Ward Republican
club was organized for the coming cam
paign. George W. Knox, who lias been
twice elected president of the club, was
unanimously re-elected for the third term.
The organization was completjeil by the
election of the following officers: J. L.
Moore, secretary: J. I.ovell. treasurer:
committee on constitution and by-laws,
fourteenth precinct. Akers and Crane: fif
teenth. Minor and Vignes: sixteenth. N T . It.
Walker: seventeenth, W. W. Ilolcomh;
eighteenth. Col. W. G. Schreiher: nine
teenth.ll. C. Dodge and Bernard; twenti
eth. L Ich ten bergter.
There was a large attendance, every scat
In the building being occupied.
A fireat Detective
SAN FRANCISCO. April 13.—Albert
Puts, a lunatic, went to the city treasurer's
office today and demanded $7000. The clerk
asked him what he Wanted ol' so much
money and Dutz said he hail a vision last
night in which he discovered the mur
derers of thirteen persons for whom the
police had been looking, anil he thought
this bit of detective work was easily worth
$7000. He was taken before the Insanity
commission and committed to the asylum
at Ukiah. Business reverses nnd spiritual
ism are said to have deranged the man's
mind. He Imagines he is a great detec
Rev. McKeen'e Funeral
The funeral of Rev. Joseph McKee oc
curred yesterday from the residence at 910
South Olive stret. Mr. McKee was run
down and killed by an electric car the other
day. Deceased was 85 yenrs old. an old res
ident and father-in-law or 1. C. Curtis. The
coroner Impaneler a jury yesterday and
commenced the Inquest, hut owing to the
absence of witnesses of the occurrence It
could not be concluded. An attempt will
be made to finish lt today.
Pleasant Remarks About the
Golden State
Response to tne Treatment He Re
The Famous After Dinner Orator Is Charmed
With the State and Ite Prospects,
the Only Drawback Being the Sentiment
Favoring JlcKlnley
j Associated Press Soeeial Wire.
NEW YORK. April 13.—Chauncy M.
Depew returned last night from a
| twenty-two days' trip under the sunny
skies of California and the southwest.
Nelthew Mr. Depew nor Cornelius Van
derbllt.who accompanied him.was kid
naped or robbed, except perhaps in the
regular way of business by the porters
Of their two special cars, and Mr. De
pew's face beamed with contentment.
"J have never had any fear of being
kidnaped or being robbed,"said Mr. De
pew. "My trip was a most enjoyable
and profitable one in every way. We
in the east do not know California or
appreciate the wonderful future that
is before it. There is a state with a
population of a. million and a half
chat is as great in area as France with
its 35,000,000 people. The people are the
most prosperous and hospitable in the
world. I am not speaking of the citie;..
but all through California you see no
"They are all for MeKinley In Cali
fornia and protection is their battle cry.
I dropped a little Morton seed here and
there as I journeyed, but I do not know
whether it will take root or not.
"I visited Monterey, and I call it the
most beautiful place In the world.
Monte Carlo cannot compare with it.
Its seventeen mile drive is unparalleled
for fineness. The Stanford stock farm is
wonderfully interesting, and it was the
only big stock farm we visited. When
the Stanford property is realized on.that
college will have the richest endowment
in the world—about $20,000,000, I under
"California was the only interesting
feature of our trip.
"Everywhere we were received with
the greatest courtesy. A railroad man
look -at the productiveness of the
country and compares that with its
facilities for transportation. We spent
from five to eight hours a day in that
sort of investigation.Generally we were
met by the board of trade or a commit
tee of business men of the places we
visited, who did everything in their
power to enlighten us. All told we
traveled 8500 miles and were In 25 states.
; Hisses the Cat but Ellectuallv Rraciiee the
SAX FRANCISCO, April 13.—When
Lawyer Smith threw his old boot at a
cat In the dead of night and brought tt
burglar tumbling down fifty feet into nj
pile of superfluous coal oil cans, the ef
fect on Mrs. M. E. Brown s fashiona
ble boarding house at 1043 Pine street
was unexpected. If a small section of
Nob hill had come rolling down it could
scarce have given the ladies greater
fright. There was a Scrambling, lights
were turned on, and the latest effects In
spring night robes were freely dis
It all happened a little before 2 oclock
j Sunday morning. William Sanborn was
I the burglar fetched off his perch by K.
iD. Smith's deadly boot. He had crawled
| along a. glass roof in the rear of Mrs.
j Brown's house to reach one of the win-
I dows. Smith heard him crawling on the
| roof and at once concluded that the
thing was one of the eats that have
been serenading him with perseverance
and regularity. He threw up thewin
M-i-a-o-ti." said the burglar, to en
courage Smith In his belief. Smith had
been storing an old boot under his bed
for just such an ocaslon. With one
mighty swing away went the boot. Then
came the rattle, the bttmpity-bump, and
the final crash among the coal oil cans
I fifty feet below.
i A policeman was called, and when the
■ dust cleared away Sanborn was picked
uq and taken to prison. He said he had
been drinking Chinese gin Saturday,
j and could not account for his presence
iat Mrs. Brown's boarding house. He
j was badly bruised by the fall, but. not
seriously injured. Sanborn tried to en
ter Mrs. Brown's house from the roof
by a passageway which is covered with
glass and joins the place to the adjoln-
I ing residence. In his fall Sanborn
' struck the fence adjoining the boarding
j house, tearing away two twelve-inch
boards. He next struck the roof of a
small shed, used by Mrs. Brown for
storing old coal oil cans. The roof was
made of loose planks, and when San
born struck it the boards caved tn and
he was precipitated to the cans below.
The burglar fell fully fifty-two feet.
The Roentgen Rays Claimed to Be a Deadly
CHIC AGO.April 13.—Prof. W. B Pratt
and Hugh Wightman, the electro-ther
aeutlo and the bacteriologist of Ben
nett college of this city, claim to have
proved within the last week that epi
demics will be impossible in the future.
They claim that Asiatic cholera Is no
j longer to be feared; aches, and glanders.
: diphtheria and typhoid must all yield
!to the new remedy, the Roentgen ray.
The various germs were grown in tubes
in proper media. Magnetic means of
i force from the Crookes tubes were
I passed through them. The application
I lasted two hours. Cholera was the easi
est, and appears to have been wiped out
I entirely. Diphtheria has been treated
very tenderly and favorably, but after
j eight days has failed to show thesllght
j est signs of life. There has been no ac
tivity in the bacteria of the other olass-
I es, and with certain modifications the
i doctors are now ready to announce that
the ray, properly applied, will destroy
i any form or infectious or contagious
j germ. This is Indorsed by the college
faculty, and the entire electrical equip
ments, the best in the west, will be
turned over this week for further proof
of the discovery, which is now maintain
ed to be a fact.
Charlie McKeen Outpoints Young Onto of
NEW YORK. April 13—A fair-sized
crowd gathered at the Empire Athletic
club, Maspeth, L 1.. tonight to witness
a twenty-round boxing bout between
Young Grlffo of Australia and Charlie
McKeever of Philadelphia. The curtain
raiser was a ten-round go between two
colored men named Fred Morris and
Charley Strong of Newark. Strong won.
McKeever weighed 139 pounds, and
Griffo looked to be about four pounds
Sea notice of Tbo Herald* Mammoth
Illustrated La Fiesta edition on Editorial
pace. Mall copies to Eastern friends
and relatives ..........
heavier. Both men w.e ln good condi
McKeever led off with a left on the
jaw. Griffo got back with a right and a
left on the head. Griffo landed a left
swing on the neck. Both got rights and
lefts on the head and neck, and Griffo
sent a hard right to the body. At thet
sound of the gong McKeever got his
right on the body.
In the eleventh round McKeever got
in alight left on the head and a good
left on the body. He tried for the neck
and fell short. He landed his right and
left on the body without a return. He
put his rimht on Griffo's head, and then
fought Griffo on the ropes, landing
right and left on body and neck.
In the twelfth McKeever got his left
hard to the ribs, and Griffo replied with
a similar blow. McKeever landed his
left on the body anl face. Griffo swung
his left on the head and staggered Mc-
Keever. McKeever came back at hint
with right and left swings on the body,
and then landed four left jabs on the
face and a light on the body.
Rounds thirteen to nineteen were
slow, with the advantage slightly in
McKeever's favor.
In the twentieth and last round Mc-
Keever landed repeatedly on Griffo's
head and body. McKeever had the
greater number of points to his credit
when the gong ended the bout, and
amid great excitement Referee Hurst
decided that the Philadelphia man had
Chicago Citizens Are Violently Crowing
Tired ol Life
CHICAGO. April 13. —A mania for
self-destruction is prevailing ln Chi
cago, and to five attempts at suicide,
three successful, reported Sunday, four
fresh tragedies have been added. The
dead are:
Barney Josephs, took a drink of am
monia while despondent from business
Mrs. Bertha Eckert, cut her throat
while partially insane.
Ollle O Rourke, 21 years old, took a
do?e of carbolic acid while despondent
over unrequited love.
Young man, well dressed, jumped in
to the river from the Madison-street
bridge; body not recovered.
He Put a Blister on the People's Backs
and He lent Going to Stand Any
Democratic Gold Bug Platform—Poll -
tlciane Grow Chummy
DENVER. Col., April 13.—A special
to the News from Hastings, Neb., says:
A News representative met Senator
Tillman at Tecumseh. Asked as to
the political outlook Senator Tillman
"I have discovered a much stronger
spinal column among the silver Demo
crats. In fact, it has heretofore been a
sort of jelly affair. Pressure at home
among the constituents of congressmen
and senators and the necessity for
progressive action has produced a great
change. Men who would not speak to
me in December are growing 'more
chummy all the time. The outlook is
altogether favorable for the Democratic
convention to be controlled by the
free sliver wing. The news at Wash
ington is coming in from all the states.
Senators and other free silver men re
port that we are going to be in control
at Chicago.
i don't suppose it is any secret that
I am not goinr to stand any Democratic
gold bug platform. I won't have it.
As to the outlook. Senators Jones. Har
ris and others have the details. We ex
pect to have one-half of Michigan, In
diana, Ohio, and all of Illinois and the
south except Kentucky, and Kentucky
would be all right if some one would
go there and stir them up. That's
what I went for, to put a blister ou
their backs. I never had a wilder,
hotter, more enthusiastic crowd than
that at Lexington last Saturday. The
harder Cleveland was hit the better
they liked it.
■ The panic is chronic. They told us
in 1593-94 and they tell us now that
prosperity would return as soon as con
fidence was restored. Now they pro
pose to cure the thing by Increasing
the tariff. When the consumer is stag
gering under all he can bear they ad
vocate piling on more. Foreign money
lenders own the country. They own the
courts and the railroads.. They charge
all that the traffic will bear and the
farmer groans under the burden, un
able to make living expenses after pay
ing taxes. Why should England want
any change In the monetary system
when she can buy the American farm
ers' products for half what they are
worth. The people of the east do not
understand th* situation, but they will
later on."
Senator Tillman will reach Denver to
morrow morning at 7:30 o'clock. He
will meet the Democratic and silver
leaders during the day and in the even
ing will be tendered a reception at the
Brown Palace hotel. Wednesday he
will address the Democratic convention
and in the evening will speak at the
Broadway theater. In order that all
who wish may hear him the Tillman
club has arranged for the senator to
speak In the amphitheater at Arlington
park on Thursday afternoon. This is
arranged to seat 12,000 people.
A flonument to Wright
NEW YORK. April 13.—Throughout
the country all base ball organizations
playing the national agreement set
aside the proceeds of today's game as
a contribution to the fund with which
it is Intended to erect a monument to
the memory of the late Harry Wright.
New York's contribution was a dis
appointment, as only 1250 people at
tended the game between the Giants
and a local team known as the Metro
politans. According to all reports the
I'hiladelphlas were the star contribu
tors. Three thousand people turned out
to see a game between the Phillies and
a local team. The net receipts were
Cadet Appolntmenta
WASHINGTON, April 13.—The fol
lowing persons have been appointed
cadets to the United States naval acad
emy: Philip Kearney. St. Joseph. Mo.,
with Stephen G. Benedict as alternate;
Arthur E. Draper, of Ellsworth. Kas.;
Harlow Hewitt, of Lincoln, Neb.; Ed
ward Eastman, Helena, Mont.; Walter
H. Vernon, Oregon City, Or ; John Oak
ley, Lincold, Neb., alternate.
Officially Denied
BERLIN, April 1" It was semi
officially announced today that the im
perial chancellor, Prince Hohenlohe,
had no communication whatever with
M. Bourgeois, the French premier, or
any other politician during his recent
stay in Paris.
French Petroleum
PARIS. April 13.—At the Instance of
Jules Gucrln. editor of La Libre Parole,
and an ex-petroleum refiner, the public
prosecutor has opened an Inquiry be
fore Judge Dleyer into the alleged
"corner" In petroleum.
In the Opinion of A Havant
Continues in Spite of Coast Qairth)
and Cruisers
The United States Coaseul at Havana Ha*
riade Honey Enough and Reslga* Hit
Posltloa-An Intimation That Simla Wall
Orant Cuban Autonomy
Associated Preu Special Wire.
NEW ORLEANS, La., April IS.—TBia
Picayune tomorrow will print tha foW
lowing from Its special correspondents
HAVANA, April s.—The condition Ot
affairs is continuing to draw to a criaa
and soon there will be a clash which will
either redound to the benefit of tho
Spaniards or the Cubans. For the past
four days no official news has been
given out at the captain-general's ofllce.
and rumors are rife of a battle In which 1
the Insurgents were victorious. N»>
details can be learned, but there has
been considerable hurrying and scurry*
ing around the palace.
The landing of the expeditions under
Calixto Garcia and Fraullo Pena has
caused a bad effect here, especially aa
the coast was supposed to be so well
guarded. I am informed of the real
details of the Collazzo expedition. It
seems that while the expedition waa
landing its arms and ammunition a>
cruiser hove ln sight and the vessel
carrying the expedition put to sea, be
ing pursued by the cruiser, whose), '
search light was used to discover tha '
vessel. In the meantime the force ot
coast patrol came up and captured •
score of rifle boxes and carried them tat
the nearest town, which was Gardenaa.
and placed them ln a warehouse on tha
outskirts of the town. During tha
night the Cuban forces which were tat
protect the landing of the expedition,
and who had been informed of tha
arms, overpowered the guards at tha
warehouse and before reinforcements
arrived recaptured the arms and carried
them away.- while a detail of insurgents
protected the retreat and held tha
Spanish troops in check.
/•here are two absorbing topics at
present. One Is the attitude of tha
United States and the other is the ac
tion that President Cleveland Will
The resignation of Ramon O. Williams
from his office as consul-general of the
United States at Havana, which was
made public through the nomination of
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee as his successor,
caused no surprise here. It Is known
that Mr. Williams has been desirous to
surrender the office, having accumulat
ed a private fortune, being interested la
private business which requires much
of his attention, and, more than all, be
ing thoroughly tired of official duties of
his place. He has been twenty-Mf*.
years in this service, being appointed
in 1874 vice-consul-general at Havana
and promoted to be consul-general ten
years later. He was born tn the Dis
trict of Columbia and was appointed
from New York.
Fitzhugh Lee. who was today ap
pointed consul-general to Havana, is a
a nephew of the late Gen. Robert K.
Lee. He was a major-general of con
federate cavalry during the war. At
present he is a collector of internal rev
enue of the Lynchburg (Virginia) dis
trict. Hei is, also an ex-governor of
NEW YORK, April 13.—A dispatch ta
the Herald from Madrid says: With the
employment of a little diplomacy by
the United States the Impending troubla
with Spain can be averted. Your cor
respondent is able to state this al
most authoritatively after conversation
with the leaders of the two important
political parties in Spain. If the United
States will approach the Spanish gov
ernment in a friendly spirit and ask
exactly what conditions of autonomy
the Spanish government will grant to
Cuba before the former government
recognizes the insurgents, the Spanish
will meet such overtures half-way.
The press here evinces ill-humor be
cause American juries have acquitted
the captains of notorious filibustered
intended for Cuba.
The Epoca declares that In the event
of a conflict between Spain and Amer-i
ica over Cuba.Spanish diplomacy would '
make the matter an European question,
and it insinuates that Spain Is sure of
European aid in such an event.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 13.—The
Novosti scores the Americans for their
attitude toward Spain on the Cuban
question: It says: "The revolution
would have been finished long ago had
it not been for the support of the Amer
ica. From an internal point Of
view, the attitude of the Americans
would not bear criticism. It ia due to
an extravagant appetite for extension
of the United States. Spain's causa ta
lost, for she is dealing, not with Cuba,
but with America."
HAVANA. April 13.—C01. Tort, south
of Melana, province of Havana, has
been engaged with about 200 Insurgents
under Masso and Carrillo. The enemy
left twenty killed and retired with sixty
wounded. It is stated that the insur
gent leader, Cardenas, is seriously
wounded. Maximo Gomez Is now said
to be in the Santo Espiritus district,
province ot Santa Clara.
Gen. Aroleß personally oversees every
detail and passed the whole night yes
terday in watching the military line
across the Province of Plnar del Rio.
Three soldiers were tried by court
, martial for mutiny.
A dispatch from Matanzas today an
nounces that the insurgent Incendiary,
Mesa, was shot there this morning. It
Is reported here that lt was Collazzo,
the insurgent leader, who. with 800 men.
set fire to the town of Santiago de laa
Vegas on Tuesday last. The govern
ment has ordered a horse levy, and will
purchase for ready cash here all horse*
not required for business purposes.
They must be delivered to the authori
ties within a short period and thoee
who fail to comply with the order wtll
be considered traitors and their horses
Will be confiscated.
Women Delegates
PITTSBURG, April 13.—The question
of the admission of women delegates
to the general conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal church has practically
been settled in their favor. A letter re- I
reived by Rev. C. W. Smith. D.B>., J
editor of the Pittsburg Christian Ad
vocate, from Rev. D. S. Monroe. D.D.. I
of Altnona.seeretn.ry of the generalcoh- Aj
ference. stated the constitutional m
amendment which carries with lt the jsf
fate of the proposed women delegate*. Mm
has received more than the requlstteisE
three-fourths vote of those present andt,li|
voting in tho annual —nfnrrmtja 1 J|

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