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Recent Forgery Charges
Elicit Two Answers
They Do Not Know of Forged or
Fictitious Names
Aad as a Remit More Damaging Affl
* davits Are Found
Men Who Signed From Fifteen to Thirty
Names Each
Hocus-pocus and Jugglery at the Washington
End -A Garbled Telegraphic Message
and a Puzzled Senator—The
End Not Yef
To the sworn rtatement of George
Anderson and the sworn statements of
others published In yesterday's Herald
and Times, John F. Carrere on the start"
of the Express makes answer through
the editorial columns of that paper as
George Anderson printed In the Herald
and Times this morning In which he
aeeks to convey the Impression that sig
natures to a number of petitions ask
ing congress to appropriate money for
both Ban Pedro and Santa Monica har
bors are bogus and fictitious. I have to
aay that I did employ Anderson and
several other persons to circulate such
petitions, and that so far as I know
and believe all the signatures are gen
uine. In many cases they are of my
personal knowledge, while In others I
was assured by Anderson that they were
exactly what they are represented to be.
Personally I do not know of a single
forged or fictitious name on any of the
"I desire to say further that the state
ment that any large sum of money was
•pent in employing men to collect signa
tures ls untrue. Ordinary day wages were
paid to those who put their entire time
in the matter and no more, and person
ally there has been no profit in the mat
tor to me.
"1 have not the slightest objection to
anyone knowing all I did In the matter.
The circulation of petitions ls perfectly
legitimate and was done by those In fav
or of San Pedro or nothing, who also
paid for the work done.
"I believe that the appropriations for
Santa Manica and San Pedro both would
be a splendid thing for Los Angeles and
I am at a lobs to understand why any
one should oppose either appropriation,
or any other that congress may see fit to
make for this section.
"So far as Mr. Osborne ls concerned
he had nothing whatever to do with the
matter by suggestion or otherwise. I
am perfect willing to accept all the re
sponsibility, because there was abso
lutely nothing dishonorable In It In any
way. I have always taken great Inter
est in labor matters and I believe that
such large appropriations as are pro
posed would be the best possible thing
for the laborers and wage-earners of
Loa Angeles, and I have encouraged
them, and shall continue to encourage
them by every honorable means with
out any hope of reward, because I be
lieve that they are the best thing for
the community. My motives In the mat
ter are both disinterested and honor
"Anderson's oharges that I said get
signatures any way, that I sent him to
arrange meetings between Mr. Crawley
and Mr. Lindley are unqualifiedly false.
Neither of those gentlemen ever saw th"
boy, or would know him If they met
him. I confess I have bought a new
coat and that I do not do so often, but
the price I paid for It will preclude any
idea that I got any sum from the rail
road or any other outside source. The
entire transaction has been entlrelv
straight and honest so far as I know
and believe, and if there has been any
fraud or deception It has been on the
part of Anderson and his associates o'
which I know nothing, and who deceived
me as much as any one.
"The statement of Frederick J. Hetz,
Jr.. that I went to his barber shop with
Frank Oakley Is untrue, and he certain
ly knows it is, because I went there but
. once, and then with Fred Blech, foreman
of the Express job office, who introduced
him to me. My object in going was to
ascertain from him—as a member of the
Barbers' union, if tho union had au
thorized its president and secretary to
sign a telegram to Senator White and
Congressman McLachlan in favor of the
San Pedro or nothing proposition.
"Mr. Hetz declared that no such ac
tion was taken; that no one had au
thority to sign telegrams of that char
acter for the union, nd he volunteered
to sign a telegram to Washington de
claring that as a member of the Bar
bers' union lie favored both harbors. He
said the majority of the barbers had
the same views, and offered the follow
ing day, If paid for his time, to get the
signatures ot nearly every member of
the union to a telegram making that
statement. He said there were so many
shops that he could not get around un
less he had some conveyance, and I
offered to send a buggy for his use.
From that day to this I have never,
that I know of, seen Hetz. I never went
anywhere with Mr. Oakley In my life,
and I have a very slight acquaintance
with him."
In the same Issue and on the same
page, Mr. H. Z. Osborne, the president
of the Evening Express company, pub
lishes a card, a copy of which is here
"In his desperation at being snowed
under in local politics during the past
few days, the editor of the Times is
f evincing a more than ordinary degree
of malice. This morning he printed a
mass of affidavits alleging fictitious sig
natures to certain petitions sent from
this city to Senator White in favor of
double appropriations for harbor pur
poses at Santa Monica and San Pedro,
and attemping to connect the editor of
the Express with the alleged fraud. I
have been a citizen of California eight
een years, and to the thousands of peo
ple with whom I have a personal ac
quaintance in the state I believe that it
ls hardly necessary for me to say
that the charge made by the Times is
absolutely and unqualifiedly false. To
those with whom I have no personal ac
quaintance, I desire to say that while
I have been engaged In a great many ex
citing newspaper and political contests,
I and have usually made as hard a fight
as I was capable of, I do not recall a
single act that was dishonorable or one
of which I have reason to be ashamed.
'So far as to consent to the attaching
or consenting to fictitious signatures to a
document, I would as soon commit bur
glary or any other high crime. As to
these petitions, it ls notorious that the
town has been scoured with petitions
both for and aglnst the policy which the
Express favors. I had nothing what
ever to do with these petitions beyond
signing one In favor of a double appro
I knew that Mr. Carrere was taking an
Interest In circulating petitions among
the labor unions, a course which I
thought and now think highly creditable
and In the best Interests of this com
munity, but I never saw the petitions
either before or after they were signed,
and have no knowledge that there were
any signatures on any of the petitions
either for or against Santa Monica
which were not genuine. Unless I am
greatly mistaken, a large majority of
the people of this community aro anx
ious that the government should make
as large appropriations for the benefit
of Los Angeles as congress can be In
duced to give us, and where there are
thousands who are willing and anxious
to sign such petitions, the probability of
fictitious signatures is extremely remote.
At all events, I have never had anything
to do with such disreputable work, or
any knowledge of It."
The foregrting constitute the state
ments of Mr. John F. Carrere and Mr.
11. Z. Osborne, respectively, both of the
Express. They are reproduced In un
abridged form from the columns of the
paper with which both gentlemen aro
Identified. But while they were busy
penciling their Individual replies, the
Free Harbor league was securing more
affidavits. It was busy probing still fur
ther Into tho rottenness that by this
time must be apparent to every one. It
was exploring again the dark, noisome
way that the double harbor shouters
have traveled In their miserable effort
to lead the public—or the unsophisti
cated portion of It —astray. And here
are some of the results. They make in
teresting reading. A sworn statement
when opposed to a plain, common, every
day statement and one that Is not sworn
to usually ls Interesting.
J. A. Mar Cum, being duly sworn, de
poses and says: That he ls a citizen of
the city of Los Angeles, by occupation a
barber, and is acquainted with E. D.
Morris; that some three weeks ago the
said E. D. Morris came to him and asked
him to sign his name to a petition ad
dressed tg Senator White and Mr. Mc-
Lachlan, purporting to be from the cit
izens of Los Angeles, and asking them
to endeavor to secure the appropriations
for San Pedro and Santa Monica har
bors, which the house committee on
rivers and harbors had at one time,
agreed to recommend, and at the re
ouest of Mr Morris signed several
, names, probably twenty-live or thirty
In all; that In signing such names he
was not endeavoring to get the name of
any particular person, but signed such
names as came into his mind without
reference to any Individual to whom
they might belong.
This delectable statement ls signed by
J. A. Mareum and ls subscribed to and
sworn before G. G. Johnson, a notary
publio upon Mayday.
C. P. Thompson, being duly sworn, de
poses and says that he ls a citizen ot the
city of Los Angeles, by occupation a
laborer, and Is acquainted with E. D.
Morris; that some three weeks ago the
said E. D. Morris came to him and asked
him to sign his name to a petition ad
dressed to Senator White and Mr. Mc-
Lachlan. purporting to be from the cit
izens of Los Angeles, and asking them
to endeavor to secure the appropria
tions for San Pedro and Santa Monica
harbors which the house committee on
rivers and harbors had at one time
agreed to recommend, nnd at the re
quest of Mr. Morris signed several
names, probably twenty In all; that in
signing such names he was not endeav
oring to get the name of any particular
person, but signed such names as came
into his mind without reference to any
Individual to whom they might belong.
This was signed by the afflant
Thompson and duly subscribed and
sworn to upon May Ist—yesterday.
T. McGrlff, being duly sworn, deposes
and says that he is a citizen of the city
of Los Angeles, by occupation a laborer
and is acquainted with E. D. Morris;
tht some three weeks ago the said E. D
Morris came to him and asked him to
sign his name to a petition addressed to
Bentor White and Mr. McLachlan. pur
porting to be from the citizens of Los
Angeles.and asking them to endeavor to
secure the appropriations for San Pedro
and Santa Monica harbors which the
house committee on rivers and harbors
had at one time agreed to recommend,
and at the requet of Mr. Morris signed
several names, probably fifteen or twen
ty in all; that In signing such names he
was not endeavoring to get the name of
any particular person, but signed such
names as came into bis mind without
reference to any individual to whom
they might belong.
Like the two others Mr. McGrlff
stands up like a little man, signs his
somewhat unusual name and sees to it
that it is properly subscribed and sworn
to, and, like the others, further sees that
the notarial seal is duly affixed.
About two weeks ago—the exact date
Is immaterial—a telegram was sent to
Senator White and Representative Mc-
Lachlan, petitioning their respective
best efforts to secure an appropriation
of government moneys for the purpose
of completing the inner harbor at San
Pedro and constructing an outer har
bor at the same place. The telegram re
ferred to was signed by exactly 253 per
sons, comprising the leading members
of the chamber of commerce, this city.
In conformity with congressional prac
tices the telegram was ordered printed
and In time copies of the telegram were
In the hands of every member ot the
senate committee on commerce. Now,
while the telegram as recaived at Wash
ington was accurate, that is to say, that
while it was transmitted accurately by
the telegraph company, the printed cop
ies placed before the members of the
committee asked for an appropriation
for completing the inner harbor at San
Pedro and the outer harbor at Santa
Monica ! Senator White at Washington
was puzzled and when It became known
at Los Angeles many here were also
puzzled. This led to an exchange of
enquiries and the following telegraphic
message sent from Washington under
yesterday's date by Senator Stephen
M. White and addressed to John F
Humphreys and W. H. Workman of
this city was received:
"The document was erroneousiv
printed by the committee. It has been
corrected. The telegram I find ls ac
This Is a briefly-told story of hocus
pocus at Washington—that is the place
in which Collis P. Huntington is lobby
ing, and San Pedro's friends will be un
willing to accept as final the explana
tion that the Washington printer, or
the Washington proof-reader, or the
Washington copy-holder made a mis
And the end ls not yet!
Stood Up a Jailer "
WOODLAND, Calo, May 1.-Two armed
men stoop up Jailer Labrie in the Jail yard
at 9 oelock tonight and relieved him of
$19, cash and his watch and chain. The
official had occasion to go Into the Jail yard
for a moment and left Bis pistol and hat in
the office.
Senator Tillman Repeats His
Great Pitchfork Act
And Threatening to Ruin the Party by
Deserting It
Oorman'a Amendment Reducing the Num.
ber ol Battleships to Two Is Adopted.
- Work la Committee
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, May I.—Debate in
the senate today was of dramatic and
sensational character, recalling the fa
mous Ingalls-Voorhees contest of some
years ago. Senator Tillman of South
Carolina again brought his unique per
sonality into debate, his speech being
the first of any length since his memor
able maiden effort attacking public offi
cials high and low. While he spoke to
day tho silver pitchfork recently pre
sented to him in the west was conspic
uously displayed on his scarf. The sen
ator used blunt words characteristic of
his utterances, arraigning the president
and cabinet officers with unsparing crit
icism and personal invective. He also
addressed himself personally fo Hill and
Sherman, and drew from the former
sharp rejoinders, while Sherman de
clined to be brought into the controver
sy with the South Carolina senator.
Tillman declared Hill represented the
bondholders and hankers and not the
people. He predicted the repudiation of
the bonds and interest if the bond is
sues were carried much further to which
remark Hill coolly suggested: "And
if you can't have that. I suppose you'll
have bloodshed." Tillman declared the
president "stands as the tool of the
classes," and represents only the al
mighty dollar. Grover Cleveland, John
Sherman and John Carlisle, he declared,
are affinities.
Hill folio ew dTillnian, rtnswerlng
the latter point by point. The
Isew York senator referred to tho
coming Democratic convention, de
claring that there would be
no split, but that true Democracy would
recognize rule of the majority and keep
Ihe party intact, despite the threats of
the South Carolina senator to leave the
par i. y - ..If 1 " spoke frep,v and frankly
of his difference with officers of the ad
ministration, and in particular referral
to the grievous mistake, as he regarded
it, of Secretary Carlisle In not support
ing Senator Blackburn when the nomi
nee of a Democratic caucus. Th« sen
ator discussed internal party affairs
urging harmony and the termination
of venomous assaults of Democrats on
the Democratic president. He spoke
rd<Lj? o .»&2£ and was accorded the
closest attention.
Mr. Sherman secured the passage of a
? » appropriating 176,000 and expenses
I, <S. ta l soa commission soon to mr st
San Francisco to determine tbe
i amount of damage to be paid forseiz
-1 "'a Canadian sealers in the Bering
I Butler, Populist, of North Carolina, pre
sented- a bbl making the Mexican sll
jer (lobar and Japanese yen, each con
taining 3,1-4 grains of pure silver, and
the trade dollar, full legal tender dol
ars in the United States. In support
ing the bill Butler declared that if the
federal government would not make
these silver coins legal tenders the states
had the power so to recognise them If
congress did not act, Butler said h»
would advise the state of North Caro
ina to exercise its constitutional rights
in this direction, and he hoped the other
states would adopt the same course.
The naval appropriation bill was then
taken up. the question being on the
amendment of Gorman, reducing the
number of battleships from four as re
ported to two. Without further speeches
a yea and nay vote was taken, resulting
In the adoption of Gorman's amendment
—31 to 27.
The house today by a vote of GO to 41
, refused to pass the bill to give Alaska a
delegate In congress.
Recommendations Reirnrrflijr Refunding.
Measures to Exchange n mcolians
WASHINGTON, May I.—Senator
Gear, chairman of the senate committee
on Pacific railroads, today submitted a
report or the committee on the question
of refunding the government debt of the
Pacific roads. The committee appends
a statement from the treasury depart
ment showing what the estimated debt
of the roads to the government will be
on the Ist of January next. The Union
Pacific and Kansas Pacific debts, com
bined account of both principal and in
terest, are placed at 553.715.40R, and that
of the Central Pacific at $57,681,514. Un
der the terms of the bill the last pay
ment on the Union Pacific debt would be
made on the Ist of January, 1962, and on
the Central Pacific on the Ist of January
1976. After discussing the proposition
that the government shall acquire and
operate the Pacific roads or foreclose
the government's lien as impracticable,
the report takes up the question of the
extension of the debt In accordance with
the bill as agreed upon in committee of
the two houses,which bill It recommends
as providing the most advisable course
to be pursued.
The secretary of the treasury today
sent to the house a draft of a bill amend
ing the Chinese exclusion laws. It pro
vides that in cases affecting the right of
Chinese to enter or remain in the United
States, or where persons of Chinese de
scent claim the right to enter the United
States as citizens, there shall be re
quired the testimony of other than Chi
nese persons. In cases where affidavits
are taken before notaries public and are
proven false, the persons making them
shall be liable for perjury. In explana
tion of the necessity for such a law, the
secretary says that in many instances
the Chinese apply for admission to the
United States on the ground that they
were born in this country and visited
China with their parents at aTi early age
where they remained many years, and
in every case testimony of Chinese per
sons in support of their claims is pre
sented, and it has been held by the
courts that such testimony, when un
contradicted, is sufficient to re-estab
A bill introduced by Bowers of Cali
fornia, for the relief of claimants of
lands in national parks and forest res
ervations of that state, was favorably
reported today by.the house committee
on public lands. Under this plan those
who entered the lands before the reser
vations were created are entitled to re
ceive from the government the amounts
of their purchase money with remuner
ation for Improvements to be assessed
by a boafd of three commissioners to be
appointed by the president.
Phvlliwa In Uruguay
BUENOS ATRES. May L—Phylloxera
has broken out among tiio vines In Uru
guay, i
Used at tbe Methodist Quadren-
nial Conference
Ready to Do Battle for Her Right of
Tumultuous Applause Over a Favorable
Ruling Indicates dreat Strength ol the
Equal Suflrago Faction
Associated Press Special Wire.
CLEVELAND, 0., May I.—Three thou
sand people were In the hall this morn
ing when the great quadrennial confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal church
was called to order by Bishop Bowman.
Nearly every country on the globe was
represented. Bishop Bowman announ
ced that the Bible which will be used
in the service is one which was used by
John Wesley In his study in England.
This historical treasure was presented
to the conference some years ago. Bish
op Nlnde read from this book the 103 d
I salm. Bishop Vincent read the hymn,
after which prayer was offered by Bish
op Foster. Rev. Dr. Upham of the
Drew Theological seminary closed the
devotional service.
When the name of Lydia A. Trimble
was announced a delegate was Immedi
ately on his feet and the motion that the
lady's name be omitted until the com
mittee determine whether her election
was legal. For a minute it looked as it
a fight had started. Bishop Bowman,
I however, refused to entertain the mo
tion, as he declared the convention waa
not organized. The tumultuous ap-
I plause which followed the ruling of the
I chair indicated the strength of the wo
i roan suffrage faction of the delegation.
I This was the first skirmish, and as the
i other names of women delegates were
j called no exception to taken. The
j secretary continued to call the roll. A
conference decided to fill the vacancies
] from reserves and to adopt rules of the
! last conference. The fight over the
: rights of laymen on the floor of the con-
I vention was precipitated by Daniels of
! Indiana, who presented resolutions
claiming the right to choose committees
on which to serve in the same manner as
ministerial delegates have made choice
Of committees on which they claim they
will serve.any previous arrangement not
withstanding. When the tumult follow
ing the presentation of these resolutions
subsided. Bishop Bowman ruled them
out of order, still contending the organi
zation of the convention had not been
In the afternoon district conferences
were held. Of fourteen, seven declared
unconditionally for seating women del
egates, and two others gave one del
egate each to the same cause. This
makes a vote of 17 to 11 in committee in
favor of seating the women.
Prisoners' Fate to Be Made Known en
' Monday
Barney Barnato, tha Kaffir King, Clo ci tos
fllne on the l:-;nd and (lives
Good Wessons
LONDON, May I.—A Pretoria dis
patch to the Dally Telegraph gives the
substance of an interview held with
President Kruger, in which he said that
he had scratched the death sentence at
once to show that after the law had been
vindicated there was no vindictive per
sonal feelings on the part of himself
or the government. He believed, he
said, that the government's decision
would be announced before the volks
raad meets on Monday. The executive
council would find difficulty, he thought,
In classifying the offenders, with whom
they intend to deal on the principle of
a sliding scale.
Mr. Barney Barnato has appeared in
an interview, in which he denied that
the closing of'his mines on the rand was
intended to threaten the Transvaal gov
ernment. It was due, he said, to the fact
that all his managers and engineers
were prisoners.
"Mr. Barnato's action Is severely crit
icised." says the Daily Telegraph corre
spondent, "and it is rumored that he
will withdraw his Instructions.
"It ls rumored also that President
Kruger has received a personal cable
dispatch from President Cleveland with
reference to John Plays Hammond.
"My Information tonight ls that the
outlook is hopeful for a majority of the
German Industrial E:cn»'ltlnn
BERLIN. May I.—The Industrial exhibi
tion in the municipal park at Treptcw
was opened by Emperor William ti*''C-.
Ills majesty was accompanied by the -vi
press. President Kennemann, addre:c-inc
the emperor, said the exhibition was th«»
outcome of a desire to celebrate the twen
ty-fifth anniversary of free and united
Germany. The minister of commerce,
Baron yon Berlepsch, on behalf of the em
peror, then declared the exhibition open.
The emperor and empress subsequently
made a tour of the exhibition and later
drove through the town, which was pro
fusely decorated with flags for the occas
* Broken Bank
HOT SPRINGS, May I—The City Sav
ings bank failed to open Its doors this
morning. A notice tacked on the door stat
ed that the bank was In the hands of C. S.
Bell, receiver. No statement can be ob
tained at present. Depositors, it is said,
will lose nothing. The. falure caused alarm
among those who had money on deposit in
the other two banks, and a slight run was
the result.
Aid From Chicago
CHICAGO. May I.—At a Joint meeting
of the trustees of the Chicago mineral and
mining board, held last evening, resolu
tions of sympathy for the Cripple Creek
sufferers were passed and $500 subscribed
toward their relief. A committee to solicit
and receive subscriptions was also ap
Attempted Incendiarism
ANDERSON, Cal.. May I.—An attempt
was made to burn Anderson last night by
saturating a number of buildings with coal
oil. The plot was frustrated by tho dis
covery of the flro five minutes after It was
started, when It was soon extinguished.
The Incendiary runs a chance of lynching
if his identity is discovered.
A Bold Vove
CARSON, Nev.. May I.—The defense In
the Jones trial made a bold strike today.
The prosecution closed yesterday and the
defense this morning submitted the case
without Introducing any witnesses. Argu
ment on the testimony Introduced by the,
government commenced this morning.
aresnam'* Remain'
CHICAGO, May I.—The remains of Gen.
Walter Q. Gresham were removed from the
vault In Oakwood cemetery today and tak
en to a train on the Big Four railroad,
which ls to carry them to Washington,
where final Interment will be made in Ar
lington cemetery.
Spanish Forces Under Munoz
Almost Annihilated
When Maceo Attempts to Break Through
the Trocha
A Statement flade and Denied That the Pope
Hat Urged Spain to Accept Ameri
can riedlatlon
Associated Press Special Wire.
vices received here from Havana indi
cate that Gen. Calixto Garcia in the
head of a band of insurgents in tbe
province of Santiago de Cuba recently
defeated and almost annihilated the
Spanish forces commanded by Gen. M'l
But for the timely appearance of the
gunbcats all the Spaniards would have
been captured. More than 300 Span
iards were killed or drowned and 400
were wounded. The loss of the Insurg
ents was small.
KEY WEST. Fla., May I.—A notable
victory has been won by the insurgents
commanded by Calixto Garcia in the !
province of Santiago de Cuba. Advices
received here from Cuba state that Oar- i
cia's forces fell upon the Spanish column !
commanded by Gen. Munoz and almost 1
annihilated them. The battle occurred j
near Zanja, on the banks ot the river ,
Cauto. Gen. Garcia was moving west
with 1500 men, intending to cross the
river. Munoz. who was at Manzanillo,
decided to prevent Garcia crossing, lie
led 2500 Spanish soldiers out of Man
zanillo and ordered gunboats to pro
ceed up the river to Cooperate. Gar
cia heard Of Munoz' movements and ef
fected a junction with the columns of
P.abi and Rodinghaus, thereby increas
ing the force under his command to
nearly 3500 men. Garcia stationed his
men near Zanja and when the Spanish
column under Munoz appeared, struck
it in front and Rank, doubling it upon
the river. The Spaniards were taken
by surprise and many of them rushed
into the river and were drowned. The
fire of the insurgents also did great
execution. When the annihilation of
MBnoz' column seemed certain the gun
boats appeared and saved the remnants
Over 200 of Munoz' men were killed by
insurgents' bullets or drowned, and
about 400 were wounded. The Spaniards
retreated down the river to Manzanillo,
protected by th egunboats. The insurg
ent loss was small. Gen. Garcia then
crossed the Cauto and is now proceeding
west. The news nf the advance of Gen.
Gomez has been confirmed. He has en
tered MatanzaS province at the head of
1200 well-armed men. He has seven
pieces of artillery and plenty of ammu
nition. It is said that the field pieces
are In charge of expert artillerymen
who served in the Pennsylvania Nation
al guard and left Philadelphia for Cuba
several months ago. Gomez' forces are
advancing westward rapidly, and in a
short time will be in Havana province.
It is said in Havana that Gomez Is mov
ing to attack the trocha from the east
while Maceo hurls his column against
it from the west.
G»n. Wevler is evidently expecting a
simultaneous assault on the trocha by
the forces of Gomez and Maceo. for he
la hurrying to the line every soldier not
needed for garrison duty. In the next
few days hot fighting is expected on the
NEW YORK. May I.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says: Antonio
Maceo is anxious to cross the trocha
and unite with Gen. Gomez. He is said
to find it difficult to obtain provisions
in Pinar del Rio sufficient to supply his
army. It was proposed that the men
who are natives of the province, mainly
whites, surrender their horses to the
men he took there, nearly all of whom
are negroes, and also give them nearly
all of their scant supplier, and ammu
nition, as hard fighting is expected In
crossing tho trocha. Objections were
made on every side and no attempt was
made to carry out the plan. Maceo had
instructions from Gomez to stay in the
Orlneta as long as possible.
It is believed the time ls ripe for him
to try to leave.
NEW YORK. May I.—A special from
Madrid to the World says: Despite de
nials from official circles that the pope,
through the nuncio here has urged
Spain to accept American mediation in
Cuban affairs, there is an Imprsesion
especially among military men and Cu
ban representatives that the report is
It is considered certain here that the
explosion in the governor-general's pal
ace in Havana was caused by separa
tists. Those in Cuba, and also those in
Paris, have made no secret lately of
their intention to try to put Gen. Wey
ler out of the way.
Senor Arilla, president of the Plant
ers' club of Havana, on landing at Cor
unna, made this statement:
"It is a great mistake to suppose that
the early establishment of autonomy
would be playing into the hands of the
rebels. The Cuban planters believe
Spain could have spared herself any
sacrifice of men and money if the home
rule law had been put into force twelve
months ago.
"Public opinion in Cuba is almost
unanimous in favor of the reforms If
sincerely carried out. Only the Union
Constitutional party in Havana and
those who live by politics and fraud at
the expense of Cuba and Spain oppose
home rule. All the planters and agri
culturists would welcome reforms which
would reconcile Insular and peninsular
interests, and convince the colonies that
the home government really Intends to
give the West Indies decent realization.
"Spain will undoubtedly triumph, but
if the war is prolonged Cuba is sure to
be ruined. When it can no longer meet
its financial engagements the Spanish
treasury must then undertake to meet
A special from Rome to the Herald
says: Nothing is known at the Spanish
embassy here regarding the alleged me
diation of Pope Leo on the Cuban ques
tion. ,
MADRID, May I.—Senator Labra.
deputy for Cuba, speaking at Seville,
declared that Spain's natural policy was
an alliance with France against Amer
ica. The Cuban war, he said, if pro
longed, meant ruin for Spain, and there
would be renewed struggles unless re
forms for Cuba were conceded. Local
autonomy, he said, was indispensable.
Train Robbers Trial
VISALIA, May I.—After three days'
trial, the preliminary examination of Si
Lovern and Charles Ardell for complic
ity in the attempted train robbery near
Goshen March 18th, when robber Dan
McCall was killed and Officers Daggett
and Reed wounded, closed today. The {
defense offered no testimony, and Just
lee of the Peace Holder held both de
fendants for trial in the superior court
without ball. Several witnesses will bi
required to give bonds for appearance
when wanted.
thinner Morton
or Levi P. Morton will touch a button
on Saturday night in New York and a
Mr cannon will be discharged in Union
square in this city. This will announce
the opening of the Electric exposition
in New York city.
Hy the aid of the Pacific Postal Tele
graph company, Governor Morton will
be enabled to form one of the longest
circuits ever known. It is the intention
of the directors of the exposition to
have four cannons fired simultaneously
in four large cities in four principal
parts of the compass in the United
States. St. Paul, Boston, New Orleans
and San Francisco were chosen to rep
resent the north, east, south and west.
A cannon will be placed in a public
square in each city, and at 8 o'clock to
morrow night when the exposition
opens, Governor Morton will touch the
button in the exposition building, and
if the plans do not fail tho four can
nons will be fired at once.
In the Ring
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1. — George
Green (Young Corbett) got the decision
over Owen Zlegler of Philadelphia be
fore 5000 people at Mechanics' pavilion
tonight. Both men were in line condi
tion, with Green apparently ten pounds
the heavier, Zeigler weighing about 135.
The fight was fast from the start, with
Green the aggressor in almost every
round. In tho second round Zeigler gave
Green a terrific left over the eye, cutting
a deep gash, from which blood streamed.
In the eighth Green knocked Zeiglcr
down twice in quick succession.
When Referee Al. King stated that
the agreement between the men was
that if the fight was very close at the
tenth round tho aggressor would be
given the decision, there were cheers
end hissing from the major portion of
the crowd, who were greatly dissatisfied
with the decision.
The Laktne Safe
SEATTLE,Wash.. May I.—The steam
er Mexico arrived from Alaska this
morning, bringing news that the schoon
er Lakme. concerning which some anx
iety has been felt, had reached Sitka
safely. She arrived there April 9. If
any accident has befallen her it was
after she left Sitka for Cook's inlet.
May Day Marked by Less Trouble Than
Was Expected
Vienna anil Bllboa Are the Only Large Cities
to Report Serloue Rioting or tbe
Cessation ol Work
LONDON, May I.—Advices received
from cities and towns throughout the
continent show that there have been
small Socialist and labor meetings in
cident to May day. There has been little
suspension of work, in spite of appre
hensions which had been felt that the
day would be characterized by wide
spread labor disturbances. Vienna and
I,'ilboa are the only places where disor
ders occurred. In Vienna all work was
suspended and meetings of laborers
were held in every quarter of the city.
These meetings adopted resolutions in
favor of universal suffrage.
In the afternoon enormous crowds pro
ceeded along the Ringstrasse to the Pra
ter, where cafes and restaurants were
full of people, the number being esti
mated at over 90,000.
All was quiet till a dispute arose in the
evening betw-een some Bohemian work
men and the landlord of the big Swe
boda restaurant. The workmen became
infuriated and smashed everything in
the restaurant. A fierce fight ensued
with the police. A number of persons,
including women and children, were se
riously wounded by sabres. Many po
licemen were also badly Injured, includ
ing three inspectors. The military was
summoned and two squadrons of lancers
with drawn sabres galloped to the Pra
ter, followed by four battalions with
fixed bayonets. Order was finally re
stored. Fifty arrests were made and
ninety persons injured were taken to
the hospital, while a large number ot
others were taken to their homes.
At Bilboa, in Spain, 1500 miners from
the Gallarta and Arboleda districts
struck and became so riotous that the
gendarmes were obliged to fire upon
them to suppress the disturbance.
Three hundred structural iron-work
ers, employed on various Chicago ele
vated roads in course of construction,
struck yesterday for an increase of
wages. Structural ironwork in Chicago
is completely tied up, and it Is feared a
general strike in the building trades will
At Toronto, Ontario, building laborers
to the number of 400 struck yesterday
for an increase from 18 to 21 cents an
hour. As a consequence, the brick-lay
ers and stone-cutters were compelled to
stop work, and the whole building trade
is at a standstill.
At Paris, France, the factories are
working, and there has been no Labor
day demonstrations reported. The So
cialists are waiting for Sunday, when
they will march to the town hall and
Elysee palace and make demonstrations
against the senate and cabinet.
The Sealing Season
ST. JOHNS, N. F., May I.—This year's
seal fishery closed with the return of the
steamer Aurora from Ricefields. She
encountered frightful weather and
scoured the whole of the North Atlantic
for a fortnight trying to force through
the ice and reach home. The total catch
of seals is 207,000, which is considered
very good, although damages to the
fleet w ill absorb much of the profit.
The Commander Coming
NEW YORK, May I.—Commander
Booth-Tucker last night received a tel
egram from his wife, who is ill at San
Francisco, to come there at once. The
commander will start at once for tbe
Pacific coast. He will spend some time
looking after the interests of the Salva
tion army in California. During his ab
sence Col. Higgins will be in charge of
the Salvation army here.
Declared Insane
CHICAGO, May 1— J. H. Hibbon, a
wealthy stone man of Los Angeles, who
disappeared from the Metropolitan ho
tel in this city some days ago, w as be
fore the insane court, and on the testi
mony of his sister, who said his insanity
was hereditary, he was committed to
the Elgin insane asylum.
A Parod- Po tponed
SANTA ROSE, May I.—Owing to the
showers the parade which was to take
place at noon today was postponed until
late this afternoon. The town is full ot
people. The bicycle races are all declared
off for today.
Options Prihlbite.t
BERLIN. May I.—The relchstag today
adopted a motion to prohibit options on
grain and grain products on exchange.
Slain by an Assassin While at
Received Prom tbe United States Min
ister at Tuberan
The Assassin, a Say Id from Corman, It
Promptly Arrested —No Details
Given aa to Causa
Associated Press Special Wire.
BERLIN, May I—According to a
dispatch received here from Teheran
the shah of Persia was shot and killed
this afternoon while entering the shrina
of Shah Abdul Azlm. It is added that
a physician to the German legation saw
the shah's body.
TEHERAN, Persia, May I.—While tho
shah was entering the inner court of ths
shrine of Shah Abdul Azim, six miles
south city this afternoon ho was
shot and slightly wounded.
TEHERAN, May 1, sp. m.—lt ia
officially announced that the shah is
dead. The assassin fired point hfenk at
his heart at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Immediately after the shah, ws shot
he was carried to a carriage and con
veyed to the palace in this city. The as
sassin, who was promptly arrested, ls
said to be a Sayid from Corman, or
from the province of that name. It is
believed the murderer has an accom
WASHINGTON ,May I.—The follow
ing cablegram was received by Secre
tary Olney at 2:40 o'clock this afternoon
from United States Minister McDonald
at Teheran, Persia: "The shah was vis
iting a shrine near the city today for
devotion. Upon entering the inner
sanctuary he was shot by an assassin
disguised as a woman, the bullet en
tering the region of the heart. He ex
pired within two minutes."
LONDON, May I.—lt is known that
the shah was arranging for a great cele
bration of his accession on May 6th.
According to a dispatch received from
Teheran, the assassin was a member of
the Rabl secret society, a criminal as
sociation which has hitherto made at
tempts on the shah's life.
Tha Times Teheran dispatch regard
ing the situation in Persia, incident upon
assassination, says:
Much discontent has existed for some
time through the dearness of provisions,
partly caused by the excessive issue of
copper coins.
Bourke Cochran Seriously Hurt In a Collision
rf Wheelmen
NEW YORK, May I.—Ex-Congress
man Bourke Cockran, the well known
politician, while riding a bicycle In Cen
tral park, was run into by another cy
clist, throwing him from his wheel and
seriously -Injuring him. "Ttfr. Cockran's
left hip was badly bruised, the ligaments
strained and the bone possibly frac
tured. He also received several cr n
tusions on the body.
The rider who ran into him wasa aeaf
mute, who escaped uninjured. Both
riders were going in the same direction.
The ex-congresman was thrown to the
ground with his wheel mixed up with his
legs. He fell squarely on his left hip on
the hard roadway. When he recovered
from the shock he tried in vain to get up.
His left leg was as useless as If para
An ambulance was called c 1 Mr
Cockran removed to Roosevelt
where surgeons temporarily dr<
Injuries. Later Mr. Cockran
moved to his own home. He intende .
to sail for Europe next Wedne y, bul
his departure on that date is i
the question.
Expert Testimony Which Hay or May Not De
NEWPORT, Ky.. May I.—ln the Jack
son trial today i'ndertaker William Ab
bott, who embalmed the body of Pearl
Bryan, testified that he drew a quart
and a pint of blood from the veins oil
Pearl Bryan. On cross-examination he
was asked IC he was not drunk when he
embalmed the body, and if he had nut
been on a prolonged spree. He denied
the charge. Col. Nelson then asked him
if he was not drunk when he talked with
him a few days ago. He answered: "No:
a man can drink without being drunk."
Dr. Scarf, police surgeon, testified that
he saw bloody water In the bucket used
by the undertaker in embalming the
body. Dr. Jeancon. a physician of much
learning, gave elaborate testimony re
garding the flow of blood under differ
ent circumstances, and the effect of the
sudden hemorrhage caused by behead
ing. His testimony coincided with that
offered by the prosecution.
Conspiracy Charged
PORTLAND, May 1. — William P.
Swope, J. C. Dolan and Eugene M. De
ment were arrested here today by United
States treasury officials on the charge
of conspiring to Illegally land Chines*
and issuing fraudulent certificates.

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