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TWENTT-riFTH YEAB. NO. 207.
THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS The Senate's Outlined Program Is Promptly Shattered THE RIVER AND HARBOR BILL If Laid Aside to Consider Contested Election Cases ■•■tolls Sarcastically Criticizes Senatorial Economy, and the Question ol Naval In crease Will Be Considered Today Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 4.—The out lined proßTam for the senate procedure this week was shattered early ln the day's session by two unexpected mo tions. When the Intended action to consider the river and harbor bill was attempted. It was antagonized by a mo tion by Mr. Turple (Dem., Ind.) to con sider the Dupont election case. Mitch ell, with considerable display of feeling, nought to prevent this course, hut by an aye and nay vote, resulting 32 to 31, tha senate decided to take up the Dv pont case. Later an agreement was ef fected to postpone the matter until the river and harbor bill was passed, the final vote ln the election case to be taken two days after consideration was be gun. -At 2 ocloek the unfinished busi ness came up In the form of the bond In vestigation resolution. Mr. Pfeffer re fused further to delay the matter, and his motion to proceed with the resolu tions was upheld by 39 to2S, thus dls- S lacing the river and harbor bill. Mr. [11l thereupon took the floor and spoke until adjournment. He will proceed to morrow. The Dupont case was unexpectedly brought forward on a motion by Mr. Turple (Dem., Ind.) to proceed with the consideration of the case. Mr. Mitchell (Rep., Ore.), chairman of the commit tee on privileges and elections, stated that It was surprising this move should be made to take the case out of his hands when there was no disposition on the Republican side of the chamber to delay a vote. He had expected to go on with the Dupont case as soon as the river and harbor bill was out of the way. Mr. Gorman Interposed with a sug gestion of a compromiseby which the case will be taken up next Monday and voted on at 4 p.m. next Tuesday. No consent could be obtained and the roll was called on Mr. Turpie's motion, which was adopted, 32 to 31. All the Re publicans voted against the motior, while the Democrats and four Populists, Allan, Butler, Kyle and Pfeffer voted for the motion. Mr. Jones of Nevada was not In the chamber, but Mr. Stewart was and did not vote. The vote having been an nounced, Mr. Mitchell, showing evident feeling, despite his efforts at calmness, said Impressively that in eighteen years ' of service this was the first time he had seen such unjustifiable action. Under ordinary circumstances there was com ity among senators, without reference to party. And yet, with several senators on the Republican side of the chamber absent and unpaired, without any Indi cation pr notice, this motion to proceed ' With the Dupont case was made and carried. "Under the clrcumstafYes, I can look at this action ln no other light than as a discourtesy," said Mr. Mitchell. After further debate a conciliatory tone prevailed and Mr. Gorman proposed that the Dupont case be taken up after the river and harbor bill was disposed of,, the final vote to be taken the second day thereafter at 5 p.m. This was as sented to by all concerned and the inci dent closed. The river and harbor bill was then taken up. At 2 ocloek Mr. Peffer occasioned an other flurry. At that time the bond res olution was laid before the senate as the unfinished business. It was supposed the resolution would give way, but Mr. Peffer insisted on going on, saying he had yielded to three appropriation bills and would yield no longer. Mr. Frye, in charge of the river and harbor bill, finally moved to proceed with that bill. The effect of this mo tion. If adopted, would have been to dis slace5 lace the bond resolution and practically 111 it. The motion was defeated, 28 yeas, 39 nays, as follows: Teas: Republicans—Burrows, Cullom, Davis, Elklns. Galllnger, Hansbrough, Mcßrlde, McMillan, Mitchell of Oregon, Morrill, Nelson, Piatt, Proctor, Quay, Bewell, Shoup, Squire, Thurston, Wet more and Wilson—2o. Democrats —Caf- fery, Faulkner, Hill, Lindsay, Mills, Pal mer, Pascoe, Vilas—B. Total, 28. Nays: Republicans—Brown, Cannon, Carter, Dubois, Lodge, Perkins, Petti grew, Sherman, Teller, Warren and Wol cott—ll. Democrats —Bacon, Bate, B«i: --ry, Blackburn, Brice, Call, Chilton,Cock rell, Daniel, George, Gorman, Harris, lrby, Jones of Arkansas, Mitchell of Wisconsin, Morgan, Pugh, Roach, Till man, Turple, Vest, Walthall and White— 28. Populists—Allen, Butler, Kyle, Pef fer und Stewart—s. Total, 39. 'fVhen the vote was announced Mr. Aye remarked that he was indifferent as to the result, but it would be under stood that this action was a serious blow to the river and harbor bill. "Let me suggest to the senator from Maine," Interposed Mr. Wolcott, "that the country will be delighted to know that-these appropriation bills, carrying millions, have been laid aside until some Information Is had on the bonds which furnish the funds for these vast appro priations." Mr. Hill then secured the floor, taking up the thread of his speech opposing the bond'n solution, begun many days ago. Mr. Hill referred to the "Massachu setts and Maryland combination" ln speaking of the votes of Lodge and Gor man Just given In favor of the bond res olution. Mr.Sherman asked Mr.Hlll to point out any objectionable feature in the resolu tion, adding that he would like to know If there was any reflection on Secretary Carlisle, for If there was he would object to it, as the secretary was not open to offensive criticism. Mr. Hill responded that this debate had forced the author of the resolution to strike but the offensive statements. On that alone the senate and the country were to be congratulated. At one time it lopked as though the senate were bound to throw mud. "I would have the senate treat John G. Carlisle Just as a democratic house of representatives treated John Sherman," said Mr. Hill. Mr.- Sherman rose to say that he had while secretary of the treasury willingly submitted to every congressional in quiry. "It should be known," said he, "that, there is a law dating from the time of Alexander Hamilton requiring the secretary of the treasury to submit to any inquiry from congress." Mr. Hill thought that should the house or senate desire any information as to the aale of bonds or other data regard &g the conduct of the treasury depart ent, that! a courteous note addressed to the head of that department to ap pear ln person before the committee and give the facts desired, or even reply by written communication, would be promptly met and would suffice. Messrs. Sherman, Gray and Gordon supported Mr. Hill In this position, the former reading the statute providing that any committee of the house or senate might call bn the secretary of the treasury for any data he might have as to the busi ness of the treasury department, or might call on him to appear ln person. Mr. Hill continued at length. It be came apparent that Mr. Hill was speak ing mainly to consume time, and the galleries became thinned and but few senators remained in their seats. Mr. Vest entered the chamber and In terrupted Mr. Hill to secure, as he stated, "some Information as to the business relations that existed in the bond issue between the treasury depart ment and J. P. Morgan." "I am Interested ln these resolutions," he said. "As far as they concern any allegation against the Integrity of Sec retary Carlisle, for I do not believe it." He then stated his opinion that Mr. Car lisle, as trustee, should not have al lotted the remainder of the defaulted bond bids to Morgan & Co., but should have again offered them for sale, and thus allow the government the advan tage of a raise In the price which re sulted after the bonds had been on the market a few days. Mr. Vest thought the nllottment to Morgan & Co. of the unfilled bonds a most extraordinary proceeding. Mr. Hill explained that the Morgan hid was regular and in true business form, and its acceptance was quite proper. While the Republican side was deserted, Mr. Mills unoxnectedly re quested Mr. Hill to allow him to move an adjournment, stating that he be lieved Mr. ,11111 to be quite tired, having spoken for two hours. Mr. Hill acquiesced and the motion carried. Mr. Lodge and Mr. Chandler and other Republicans hurriedly entered from the cloak rooms and made an effort to de feat the motion, by a call for a quorum nnd a yea and nay vote. Both were refused, and on a division the motion stood 13 to 12 in favor of adjourning, and then, at 5 p. m., the senate ad journed. IN THE HOuij Senatorial Economy Is Not Certain to Be Concurred In WASHINGTON, May 4. — The first skirmish over the senate amendment to the naval appropriation bill, reducing the number of battleships provided for in that bill from four to two, occurred ln the house today, when Mr. Boutelle, chairman of the naval committee, mov ed to non-concur in all the senate amendments and request a conference of the senate. Subsequently Mr. Sayers of Texas moved to concur in the senate amend ment reducing the number of battle ships, but by consent the motion went over for action until tomorrow, when it Is likely that the whole question of large appropritions at this time for strength ening the navy will be opened and ven tilated. Quite a number of bills were passed during the day, mostly of minor Import ance. Among them were bills for the protection of yacht-owners and ship builders, to pension General Joseph It. West at the rate of $50 per month and to authorize South Dakota to select the Fort Sully military reservation as part of the lands granted to that state. Mr. Boutelle, chairman of the commit tee on naval affairs, moved that the house non-concur In the senate amend ments to the naval appropriations and request a conference. Boutelle proceed ed, in connection with his motion, to call attention to the action of the sen ate in reducing the number of battle ships provided ln the bill from four to two. He characterizes the senate's ac tion as "a remarkable change of front." He referred to the fact that when four battleships were provided for by the house, the public mind had been "great ly inflamed and excite* by wars and rumors of wars." The senate, he ar gued, had contributed largely to this state of the public mind. He rehearsed briefly the warlike message of the pres ident with reference to Venezuela and the precipitate action of the house and senate. He went on to refer to the "re markable and extraordinary proposi tion" advanced in the senate to main tain this "novel and aggressive atti tude." He briefly sketched the bills In troduced by Chandler for the purchase of $100,000,000 of war material, the reso lution of Hale calling out the naval re serves, and the purchase of vessels and all the other bills and resolutions Intro duced beating on the Cuban question. He quoted from Vest's speech ln tin senate in which the Missouri senator re ferred to Spain as a "toothless old wolf," a speech which Boutelle said caused great excitement throughout Spain. He was proceeding to read Senator Mill's resolution, when Mr. Qulgg jumped to his feet and called Mr. Boutelle to or der for violating the rule which pro vides that members of the house shall not criticise the proceedings in the sen ate. "The chair has the impression that the point of order is well taken," Speaker Reed said amid some applause. Mr. Boutelle protested against such a ruling, declaring that the ideal that a member could not read from the records a "monstrous proposition." He said he was amazed at such an infantile point of order. Speaker Reed explained coolly and courteously to Mr. Boutelle the rule which prohibits members of the house from criticizing mejabers of the senate, and the reason for the rule. Mr. Boutelle still contended, that the speaker should define his privileges, but the speaker declined further than to say he "could proceed ln order." With this indefinite license Mr. Boutelle was not content, and again asked the speak er to tell him whether he could read from the record. He did not want to be interrupted again, he said, by the "sup erserviceable zeal of certain members who bobbed up on every occasion." Mr. Boutelle then moved to non-con cur in the amendments. Mr. Cannon, chairman of the appro priations committee, gave notice that he would demand a vote in the house on the senate amendment to reduce the number of battleships. After some sparring Mr. Sayers entered the motion to concur in that particular amend ment, after which it was arranged that the matter should go over until tomor row, when the vote will be taken. Mr. Plckler moved to suspend the rules and pass a resolution setting aside Wednesday, the 6th, and Wednes day, the 13th, for the consideration of private pension bills under a rule allow ing ten minutes debate on each bill. The Democrats resisted the motion, and when the roll was called the quorum failed, 114 to 44, and thereupon the house adjourned. Twenty special agents of the general land office were today ordered suspended from May 10 to June 30, Inclusive, on ac count of an inadequate appropriation for the current fiscal year. The treasury today lost $2,213,900 in gold coin, of which $2,150,000 was for ex port, leaving the true amount of gold re serve $121,612,576. 8 Will Ask an App-al LONDON, May 4,-It Is stated here that preparations are being made to unreal through Brussels against the acquittal of Captain Lothatre. the Belgian officer who hangedthe English trader Stokes In I the Congo Free State. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MOBOTKG* MAY 5, 1896. THE ASSASSIN OF THE SHAH Identified as a Well-Known Political Agitator NO DISORDERS REPORTED Local Officials Offer Allgeiance to tbe New Ruler The Plot extended to the Killing ol Others Than the King, but no Further Trouble Is Apprehended Associated Press Special Wire. TEHERAN, May 4.—lt has been defi nitely ascertained that the assassin of the late shah of Persia, Nazr-ed-Din, is Mollah Reza, the follower of the well known agitator, Sheikh Jem Aleddln, exiled in 1891, after having been con victed of high treason. The prisoner confessed the assassina tion of the shah was' the outcome of a long-planned conspiracy. He was chos en to do the deed. He waited two months for a favorable chance to shoot the shah, The assassin also admitted that upon many occasions ha succeeded in ap proaching the shah under various dis guises, but it was not until Friday last in the mosque of Shah Abdul Azim he got far enough to fire the fatal shot. The murderer has admitted that eight per sons were in the conspiracy. Two, who have been arrested, are the prisoner's nieces. They were domestics employ ed in the harem of the shah. Reza has confessed the girls kept the conspirit ors Informed regarding the movements of the shah. Friday morning the chosen assassin was informed the shah intend ed to visit the shrine of Sultan Abdul Azim. Finally Reza informed the au thorities he intended to commit suicide by blowing out his brains, but was dis armed before he could carry out his in tentions. The enthronement of the new shah, Muzaffer-ed-Din, at Tabriz, on Satur day, was accomplished without disorder, and his majesty started soon afterward for the city to attend the funeral of his father, whose body has been embalmed and will be Interred at Koom. The new shah has also been proclaimed by the chief priest by order or the grand vizier, who has guaranteed to maintain order pending the arrival of his majesty. Telegrams announcing the allegiance of the governors .princes, ministers and officials areielng received from all parts of the country. The new shah's elder brother, Mass oud Mlrza, governor or Ispahan, was one of the first to profess allegiance to the new shah. No ground has been found for the report that Massoud Miraz was In any way connected with the fatal conspiracy. He sent a second telegram of congratulation ta tSt<Ji slrahtup.on be ing notified that he is confirmed as gov ernor of Ispahan. The grand vizier has also been con firmed and, with the exception of some disturbances upon the part of the troops at Shiraz, who asked for their arrears of pay, there has been no disorder and none is apprehended. The prisoneriater made a further con- , fesston admitting that conspirators had also planned to murder the grand vlaier. It Is also believed that the plot was much more widespread than Reza now admits, and that some time must elapse before all the facts In the case are made public. TURKISH HUMILITY. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 4. — The newspapers here were authorized to an nounce the death of the shah of Persia, but without stating the cause. One newspaper announces that the shah was out for a walk, fell unwell and died sud denly. Some apprehension is felt here ln official circles owing to the fact that the assassin formerly lived In this city, from which place he communicated with Sheikh Jem Aladdin, who is credited with having planned the murder of both the shah and grand vizier of Persia. 1 — INTEREST DEFAULT Cause ol the Failure ol a Kansas Investment Company TOPEKA, May 4.—Judge C. G. Foster of the United States district court has appointed C. O. Knowles. P. G. Noel and Bennett R. Wheeler receivers for the Investment Trust company of America, doing business in this city. The concern is a large dealer ln investment bonds and among the directors are half a dozen New England capitalists. The adver tisements of the company state its au thorized capital is $3.00.000; paid in cap ital, $1,400,000. The receivers are friend ly to the company, Bennett R. Wheeler being secretary. The president is H. E. Ball. Wheeler says the outstanding de benture bonds of over $2,000,000 are am ply secured by real estate. The liabilities of the Investment Trust company of America are admitted by the members of the company to be $2, --800,000, but it claims there are securities to the amount of $4,000,000, consisting of lands, etc. The Immediate cause of the crisis, It is evident, was the filing of a suit ln the district court here last week by attor neys who represent $10,000 of eastern bonds upon which Interest was default ed. This suit brought William Lloyd Garrison here. Mr. Garrison said today: "I had hoped that receivers would not be necessary, but have determined that the best interests of the eastern bond holders will be best served by the ap pointment of friendly receivers, and have consented to their appointment. The appointment was made to avoid suits of numerous small bondholders and to avoid an unfriendly receiver ship." Healtlsbme: Fe'tlvMiei HEALDSURG, May 4 -Thls city Is in holiday attire and tonight thousands of yards of bunting are floating to the breez es. The Calithumplans are holding high carnival over the election of their king. F. E. Cook was chosen, receiving a large majority. The merry maskers will make a great show at the floral festival which opens on Wednesday. The city is filling up rapidly with visitors and every indication points to a great success for the second annual fiesta. A Patal Landslide NEVADA CITY, May4.-Last night an Immense landslide rushed down over the high bank at the north Bloomfleld gravel mine. A miner named Albert Martins was killed. Eugene Trudell had his left arm broken and James Cummings was severely bruised. The dead man leaves a wife and two small children. A Politician's Dee t MILTON. May 4.—Hon. P. W. McClena han. who has been closely allied with the Democratic party in this state, and who srved as assemblyman from this district in 1886-8. died last night at this place. He was aged 67 years and was a native of Mis souri. He came to California ln 1850, land ing at San Francisco. Cncllei lor Cubs OODEN, Utah, May 4.—Four carloads of Chinese laborers passed through here to day on their way to Havana. They are "in bond" and traveling under the aus pices of the Chinese six companies, which I have contracted to send them to Havana to work. They were shipped direct from Hong Kong. They were met at San Fran cisco by specially authorized deputy United States marshals whose duty it Is to see them transported across the con tinent without setting foot on American soli. They will go to Havana via Denver and New Orleans. TOO REALISTIC An Actor Publicly Horsewhipped by • Women Scorned COLUMBUS, 0., May 4.—ln the third act of Othello by Louis James' company at the High-street theater, James' lead ing man, Guy Lindsiey was horse whipped on the stage in full view of the audience by a woman who leaped at that moment from one of the boxes, whip in hand. James was playing Othello and Linds iey lago. James was dumbfounded. He stood speechless on the stage, while Lindsiey, recognizing his assailant, rose to his feet, stammering to James: "This is Georgia of St. Louis," while the audi ence was wild with excitement. With out the least Interference being made the woman continued to belabor Linds iey about the head and shoulders. Final ly some one rang the curtain down and a policeman rushed in and placed the woman under arrest. The play pro ceeded with the rest of that act omitted. After the play Lindsiey said he had known the woman for some time, and one time they were quite friendly. He had been annoyed hy her and was un able to get rid of her attentions. She said Lindsiey was formerly her lover, and that they had arranged to be mar ried, but the time was never set. Under the Influence of his mother and his brother he had discarded her. Tils people were very aristocratic and wealthy residents' of St. Louis, and did not like her because she was a country girl originally. His scorn had so en raged her that she came directly from St. Louis to administer this flogging. She showed a number of letters written to her by Lindsiey, the earlier of which are full of lovt\ but the later ones tell her that they must break off their rela tions. A BIG BUILDING DEMOLISHED Six People Killed and Nearly a Scora Injured Of the Five Story Block Not One Brick Is Lelt Upon Another—Whole Fami lies Burled Associated Press Special Wire. CINCINNATI, May 4.—This city and vicinity has been greatly excited to night over the explosion of a large tank of gasoline which completely de molished the five-story building at 430 and 432 Walnut street at 8 ocloek to night. After the explosion, the wildest reports were current as to the loss of life. Before midnight it was known that six were killed and eighteen injured, but the work of removing the debris had proceeded so slowly that the general estimate of killed and wounded greatly exceeded the number. The building seemed to have collapsed in such a manner that the whole of the debris was covered by the tin roof, and after waiting several hours it was found that the only way to rescue the victims was to remove the immense mass of brick and timber. Accordingly men were put at It, as many of them as could work on it. The debris was being shoveled by one force out into the street and into the rear alley, and all avail able teams were secured for another force of men to load it up and get it out of the way. This is found to be the only practicable means of reaching those who were on the lower floors. All those who have been rescued have been on the upper floors, except some who were thrown out in the street. While this work was going on holes were cut through foundations of adja cent buildings and debris was taken out. Three lives were saved by persons be ing rescued in that manner. It is thought others will be saved by these holes through the basement walls of the Drachs and wife are among the dead: adjoining buildings. The iamily of Adolph Drachs suffered most severely, his 5-year-old daughter is dead and his 3-year-old boy is thought to be dying. Noland Drtvid, a traveling man for the Columbia Carriage company of Hamilton, 0., and two others unidenti fied, complete the list of those known to be dead. Among the injured were Sid Johnson, barkeeper for Louis Fey. arm broken; Billy Cook, arm broken; Barbara Huttleson, leg broken; Harry Harwick, cut on the head; Fred Healy, arm and shoulder broken; Motorman Stoffett, Joseph Sprague, porter; Con ductor Folliard, Fisher, Huron, William Lath, William Loheide, H. E. Hunwick, bookkeeper; S. W. Wells, clerk; W. D. Crosby, A. E. Cook, clerk; J. D. "Ward of Toledo. Among the missing who are believed to be ln the ruins are R. A. Fricke of Norwood, Joseph Worthner, barkeeper; Louis Fey, wife and baby, also two serv ant girls in the families of Fey and Drachs. A most touching scene occurred when fireman John McCarthy found his brother pinned under a beam and beg ging the man above to kill him. McCarty said there were three other men near him and they were alive. The most heroic struck by debris and suffered a broken made up to midnight. Herman Nolte, Jr., was standing in front of an adjoining building when struck by debris and suffffered a broken leg and other injuries. The shockwas so terrific that it was felt all over the city, and not one brick upon another left in the front and rear walls of the building, while the adjacent buildings are badly damaged. The glass was broken out of street cars that were passing at the time and one of the cars was badly wrecked, but none of the passengers were seriously injured. All the horses in the immediate neighbor hood broke from their fastenings and ran away, and there was not only in tense excitement but the greatest con fution, the dust and dirt flying for a long time so densely that the work of rescuing the victims proceeded with great difficulty, although the police and fire departments rallied quickly to the work. The saloons were said to be quite full of people. One of the bartenders who was not on duty at the time and escaped, lived In one of the upper flats and was wild with grief because he knew that his wife and four children wer»a»v the ruins. All for Mckinlev CHEYENNE. Wyo„ May 4.-RepoMs were received here today from Fremont. Crook, Albany and Sheridan counties of Republican county conventions held Sat urday and today. In all of the counties instructions favorable to McKinley were adopted and Judge Willis Vayideventer recommended for national committeeman from Wyoming to succeed ex-Senator Gray. A Thread Trust NEWARK, N. J., May 4.—Director W. Campbell Clark of the Clark Thread com pany today confirmed the report of the amalgamation of the Clark thread works of this city, the Kearney and Paisley mills of Scotland and the J. P. Coates Thread company of Glasgow, Scotland. Clark re fused to discuss the details, but said that no change would follow at present aa a re sult of the amalgamation. CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD Those Now in the Toils Are but Agents PRINCIPALS ARE AT LARUE In Using Dupes They Have Considered First 1 heir Safety Remained Hidden In the Background While Othere Have Done the Dirty Work. Full Confession of One ol Them Behind the bars of the city jail are three men, and with them will shortly be more, as the result of the exposute of a conspiracy to defraud, the like of which has not been heard of here before. The ones now in the toils are but the agents of the transaction ot the work; the principals are known, but are still at large. Whether or not the detectives can work up sufficient proof on which to arrest aud convict them Is a problem as they have evidently taken care to look out for their own safety by using their dupes to transact the dirty work while they have remained in the back ground. Messrs. Newell and Gammon have late ly erected a large block on Broadway, between First and Second streets. Of this E. P. Carnicle, whose office is at Third and Broadway, was the architect, and Fred W. Strange the contractor. In the city jail ate "Judge" A. M. Carpen ter, a pseudo lawyer, who, it is said, is not altogether unfamiliar witli the in side of a penitentiary, and who has been occupying deskroam in Carnicle's of fice; Frank Hamm, a young man who made Carnicle's office his headquarters, and George Mitchell, employed as jan itor of Mr. Newell's buildings. These last three men are accused of various offenses, such as forgery, ob taining money under false pretenses etc., and with their names are connected Carnicle and Strange. The story of the swindle and how it was worked is as follows; Some two or three weeks ago Messrs. Newell and Gammon became suspicious of a number of time checks which were presented for payment, and which pur ported to have been drawn for labor per formed upon the new block. These checks were all signed by the contractor, F. W. Strange. Payment on them was refused and hence the expose. It appears that. Hamm Is the maker of the instruments, which are type written, and in the following style: This certifies that there is due to E. Brent the sum of $12 for six days' labor at $2 per day on the Newell and Gammon block, on lot of block 2, Ord's sur vey. F. W. STRANGE, Contractor. I hereby assign claim to E. BRENT. In the hands of the district attorney are eleven of these instruments, each made out to a different party, all signed by Strange and which were pronounced good by Carnicle. Hamm made out the checks, inserting whatever fictitious name he pleased. Strange's name was signed and the paper discounted where ever a purchaser could be found. S. Carter Smith, a money lender, accept ed about $400 worth of this stuff, and when it was presented payment was re fused. Smith took the notes to Hamm, who protested that they were all right, which statement was substantiated by Strange and Carnicle. Still he could not get his money, and applied to Deputy District Attorney Willis for aid. He was told that as the three men all said the paper was good the only way to recover was to place a mechanics' lien on the property. To do this Smith would have to secure the signatures and affidavits ot each of the men mentioned in the checks, and them he could not find. In his dilemma he ap plied to Carnicle. offering $40 if he wouid secure the names and oaths of the miss ing creditors. Carnicle replied that he would if the $40 was paid upon the assumption of the job, but this was refused. Smith had meanwhile put the matter into the hands of Earl A. Rogers, an attorney, with of fices in the Nolan and Smith block nt Second and Broadway. A day or two after the correspondence between Car nicle and Smith. "Judge" Carpenter showed up with the architect's letter and offered to take the job of collect ing the signatures for the $40 to be paid upon the completion of the job. This would not. toh im. prove a hard job, as Hamm had signed the most of them and Mitchell the rest, and the false and fictitious signatures they had created could by them be imitated again. Attorney Rogers saw through Carpen ter's little game, but gave him the job. The latter prepared a mechanic's lien for each of the eleven checks and de parted for the signatures. Yesterday he returned with all the papers duly signed, but had neglected to have them sworn to before a notary. Rogers re fused to dig up until they had been duly attested. This little thing did not worry Carpenter, and he departed on that job, With him he took iMtchell, who had signed four of the checks, Hamm having affixed the names to the other seven. Before eleven different notaries the precious pair went yesterday after noon and Mitchell to each and every place represented himself as the interested party and swore to the liens and different signatures as his own. Then they headed for Rogers' office, and on the way picked up Hamm. Having become convinced of the per fidy of Carpenter and Hamm, Rogers notified DistrlctAttorneyWillis.who sent for Detectives Hawley and Bradish.The officers took positions in a side room where they could see wlthoutjjelng seen and awaited events. At the ptoper time in walked the trio. Carpenter, Hamm and Mitchell and the "judge" planked down the sworn papers and demanded his $40. A check for this amount was made out, handed to him—and then the gang was taken in. All were ushered over to the station and placed in separate cells. It was not long before one of them wanted to talk, and he was given an opportunity. In the presence of Mr. Willis, the detectives and a shorthand reporter the weak kneed individual made a full confession of the whole plot. Ye sie-ned the checks expecting to get his "divvy," but has |as he claims, never received a cent. Tt i was in hopes of getting a part of the $40 that he perjured himself by swearing to the eleven different liens. There has been between $2000 and $3000 of this bogus paper floated, and the eleven checks are but a small portion of i the great whole. Now that the scheme | has been exposed It is probable that a I flood of thers will turn up, as it ! that Hamm and his associates have been issuing them for the past two or three months. It seems impossible for Strange and Carnicle not to have known of the matter as every check bore Mr. Strange's signature, and he has several ' times attested to their genuineness when questioned. Carnicle has also repeated ly assured Smith that the checks were all right and In no other way can the fact j be accounted for that Carpenter showed lup with the letter offering to get the names for $40 than that Carnicle knew when and how he could and did procure them. The whole matter is a dirty mess and brings into question the names of men who have heretofore occupied prominent places in the community. District At torney Willis will today issue the com plaints, and it is probable that other ar rests will follow. From present appear ances the conspirators will soon be fall ing over each other to tell all they know in the hope of securing Immunity from prosecution. The above story was obtained from Mr. Willis and was as stated to him and the detectives by Mitchell. Owing to the lateness of the hour It was Impossible to see either Mr. Strange or Mr, Carnicle to ascertain their version of the affair which so unfortunately brings their names into controversy. ON THE DIAMOND Results of Games Played by National Leasjue Clubs CINCINNATI, May 4.—A volley of hits after two men were out in the first in ning scored six runs for Cincinnati. The Bostons could not hit Ehret and one of their two runs was scored on McFee's error. Attendance 3000. Score: Cincinnati S, hits 14. errors 1. Boston 2, hits 6, errors 4. Batteries—Ehret and Vaughn; Nichols and Ryan. AT ST. LOUIS. ST. LOUIS. May 4. —- Breitensteln ln the box for the home team pitched good ball, as did also Ortb for the visitors, and the support of each was good. At tendance 300. Score: St. Louis 3. hits 10. errors 3. Philadelphia 4. hits 9, errors 2. Batteries—Breltenstein and Mcrar land; Orth and Grady. AT LOUISVILLE. LOUISVILLE, May 4.—The Colonels played like schoolboys today, and the Giants were easy winners. Attendance ISOO. Score: . Louisville 7, hits 12, errors 9. New York 12, hits 15, errors 3. Batteries—Clausen, McDermott and Warner; Meekln and Farrell. AT PITTSBURG. PITTSBURG. May 4— Hawley met his hoodoo today in the Baltimores. His wild pitching and poor throwing was re sponsible for the home team's defeat. At tendance 4200. Score: Pittsburg 4, hits 9, errors 3. Baltimore 9. hits 13, errors 0. Batteries—Hewley and Merrltt; Es per, Robinson and Clark. AT CLEVELAND. CLEVELAND. May 4.—Boyd was hit hard today by the home team. Attend ance 3000. Score: Cleveland 13, bits 19, errors 1. Washington 5. hits 10, errors 2. Batteries — Wilson and O'Connor; Boyd and McGuire. AT CHICAGO. CHICAGO, May 4—The Colts won to day in the last inning, after a most in teresting and exciting game. Shindle was hit by a pitched ball in the fourth and scored the visitors' only run on a hit and a field play. Attendance 2aoo. Score: Chicago 2, hits 7. errors 1. Brooklyn 1, hits 5, errors 1. Batteries—Griffith and Kittredge; Stein and Grim. THE FEMININE DELEGATES Feel Certaia That Their Fight Is Al ready Won The flethodlst Brethren In Oeneral Conler enc iStlll Discussing; the Admission ol Women—Decision Expected Today CLEVELAND, 0., May 4.—The advo cates and opponents of the proposition to admit women delegates were pitted atrainst each other today in the Metho dist general conference in what will probably be a decisive battle. The com mittee of thirty-one on eligibility sent a majority report in favor of the women and a minority report. These were de bated warmly and will be further con sidered tomorrow. Each side claims success. The standing committees or ganized in the afternoon will be in ses sion every afternoon during the confer ence. The thirteen standing committees and a special committee on Epworth league organized permanently this afternoon, and will begin work tomorrow. Among them is the committee which will con sider the advisability of having more bishops, and that which will make a rec ommendation on the proposition to miti gate the severity of the rule governing the itineracy of the ministers. Bishop Foss said to the Associated Press agent today: "I believe that more of the bishops than not think our num ber should be increased by three or four." The minority, however, is very strong. My idea is if more bishops are chosen, Is not to make bishops of India, China, Africa, etc.. but to have them bishops ln a general sense, so that we can devote what time Is necessary to this country and certain of us go to foreign lands for what time is needed to be devoted there." The supporters of the women dele gates claim that they have certainly won the victory and that the final vote will seat the women. Their opponents, while they concede that the other side has had a large majority of the dele gates to start, declare their belief to be that the tide was turned by the speeches ln the conference today. The debate will be resumed tomorrow morning. Died of His Wounds TUCSON. Ariz.. May 4.—Cy Williams, one of the proprietors of the Williams house, Maricopa, died this afternon of a gunshot wound inflicted by a stranger at Maricopa Sunday evening. The wounded man was brough there to the hospital this morning, and will be burled by the Masons tomor row. The slayer was also named Williams, a miner, formerly a locomotive fireman and a resident of California. o»»n«ndf-rv nnd I>-<iMi j TUCSON, Ariz.. May 4.-William Roche. I for many years chief of police, suicided last ! night. Death was the result of desponden | cy growing out of the death a few weeks ago of his son. when he threatened to kill himself. He drank heavily and was dis charged from the police force, his successor being confirmed tonight. Hnn-rs Pnr Klnnev i SACRAMENTO. May 4.—A. W. Kinney '. of Los Angeles has been notified of his ; appointment as president of the California j Republican league to succeed G. P. Ayers lof San Francisco. Mr. Kinney will call a i state convention of Republican league I clubs to elect delegates to the national 0011 --1 ventlon to be held in Milwaukee next Aug ! ust. LI Hune'< Ml'il 11 j SHANGHAI, May 4.—After the corona- I tlon of the czar of Russia. LI Hung Chang i will visit the treaty powers with the ob- I Ject of inducing them to agree to an in -1 crease of five to eight per cent ad valorem , on import duties at all the treaty ports. Sentence! te Hsnt: VIS ALIA, May 4.—Judge Gray today sen tenced John Howard to be hanged at Fol som state prison on July 17. Howard was convicted of murdering an Italian named Nina Tulare ln June, 1894. A petition is be ing circulated for the commutation of tha sentence. CITY PRICE, PER SINQLE COPY, j CBNTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 5 CENTS THINGS SURE TO HAPPEN And Other Things Likely to Occur II HE IPUGAti CONVENTION The Augur Promises Lindley a Delegate's Seat SHELDON IS ALSO SLATED To Go to St. Louis for the Good of tht Party Net Eves Taxes Are So Certain as Instrue* tlons for McKinley The Sixth District Will Swallow the Dnuhu Harbor Proposition and California's a. O. P. Will Carelully Straddle the Silver Question Special to The Herald. ""\ SACRAMENTO, May 4.—To happen at Sacramento today: The election ot Hervey Lindley of Los Angeles anel Thos. Flint of Monterey as delegates from the Sixth Congressional district to the Republican national convention; the election of Thomas Flint and William Wirsham of Los Angeles as alternates from the Sixth district to the Republican state convention. The election of L. A. Sheldon of Pasa dena as delegate-at-large to the Repub lican national convention. The nomination by acclamation of James McLachlan of Pasadena as con gressman from the Sixth district, to suc ceed himself. THINGS PROBABLE These are the probabilities: The election of William E. Arthur of Pasadena as chairman of the state con vention. The election of U. S. Grant of San Di ego as the second delegate-at-large to the Republican national convention. The nomination of John Lynch of San Bernardino, late speaker of the assem bly, as lieutenant-governor. A straddle ln the platform so far as the financial plank is concerned. The defeat of resolutions condemning the Pacific roads refunding bill. The instruction of thefCalifornaj dele gation to the Republican national con vention to be held ln St. Louis in favor of McKinley for president. , The nomination of Richard Gird of Chlno as one of the presidential electors at-large; and last, but not least, An endorsement in the Sixth Congres sional district of the so-called double harbor congressional appropriation. RAMPANT ENTHUSIASM This town Is tonight a blaze of badges. The bits of ribbon displayed are of varie gated hues and manifold design. They represent, however, one single idea. Each one carries the features of Wm. McKinley of Ohio. So far as surface sentiment is concerned, the rank and file of the Republican voters of Califor nia are enthusiastic for but one man to succeed Grover Cleveland. Try how they will, the party leaders of the populous centers of the state are unable to stem the tide which is swell ing into a mighty flood for the Ohio apostle of protection, and that the dele gation which will tomorrow be selected to represent California at St. Louis next month will be instructed to vote first, last and all the time for McKinley, is as certain as Is the fact that the sun will again set within the next twenty-four hours. A SILVER STRADDLE This convention is to be even' more paradoxical than. Republican state con ventions in California usually are; for, while the party two years ago declared unequivocally for free silver, the plank in the platform which is yet to be made, will bury the white metal In the meshea of what Is ln politics termed a strad dle. There are 16 to 1 resolutions here ln plenty, but none of them will ever see a stage of even Incipient growth. They will, all of them, be referred to the com mittee on resolutions, there to be swal lowed In the vortex of expediency which is a hypocrite and has no conscience. A FIGHT OVER FUNDING The big fight tomorrow will be over the resolutions denouncing the Pacific roads' refunding bill now before con gress. It Is a railroad convention, the one which will resolute for protection and shout itself hoarse for William Mc- Kinley tomorrow, yet, notwithstanding this apparent fact, Stephen Gag'-. Sen ator R. B. Carpenter, the Huntington sage, formerly of Los Angeles; W. F. Herron, the Mephistopheles of tha Huntington law department; Hervey Lindley, the blonde cuptd who trots ln double harness with John Muir for coupled harbors down in the southern citrus belt, and others of the shining lights of the grand old party, which sometimes dies, but never surrenders, will have their hands full curbing the spirits of the lowly and humble dele gates from the backwoods counties, who did not come here on free transporta tion and who are not upon what waa until recently the Fourth and Town send streets pay roll. Carpenter, Herrin and Lindley are here already. Gage is due to arrive ln the morning, when the battle will begin in earnest. HONORS COME EAST William F. Arthur, tho sUvsr-tonfue*