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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 209.
CONVENTION COMMENTS The Republican Gathering Adjourns Sine Die WHAT IHE SOUTH FAILED 10 GET Was Not Well Worth the Car ' rying Away U. S. GRANT IS A DELEGATE But Not Because tbe A. P. A. Delegates Wanted Him Tick Is Walling and Oasshlat ol Teeth Among Newspaper Men A False Accusation ot Having Aided " The Herald" to Scoop ths Stats Haa Al. ready Made the Rev. Pit man Famous Special to the Herald. SACRAMENTO, May 6 —The Herald teat all of the papers in the state in the publication this morning of its complete forecast of various planks in the Repub lican state platform on the morning of the presentation of the different resolu tions to the Republican state conven tion, and today the members of the various corps of news attaches to the different big San Francisco dailies have been alternately storming and railing and wondering how it happened. As a result of the scoop, Rev. J. S. Pitman of Los Angeles will tomorrow morning awaken to find himself famous. He was a member of the resolutions committee, each member of which had pledged himself not to divulge anything which had transpired during its session, and he is accused of having leaked. The various San Francisco corespondents Insist that Pitman gave the platform to The Herald, which cnarge is, of course, untrue, and the Los Angeles parson Is to be tomorrow Hayed in the columns of every San Francisco paper which failed to get the news. The convention adjourned at 5 oclock this evening, after having elected John D. Spreckels and George A. Knight of Ban Francisco, Lionel Sheldon of Pasa dena and U. S. Grant of San Diego as delegates at large to the St. Louis con vention, and ex-Congressman James Louttit of Stockton, George Stone of San Francisco, State Senator Gleaves of Shasta and David E. Knight of Yuba as alternates. William Wersham of Los Angeles, who had expected one of the latter cuts in the convention pie, was murdered at the breastworks. This is the only thing which Los Angeles coun ty didn't see and ask for, and did not get. Hervey Lindley's Los Angeles pro grammers from th« solid south have been called names here all day because the push from the southern citrus belt succeeded in carrying everything be fore it. In the Sixth district convention Los Angeles county carted off one of the delegates and one alternate to the na tional convention, out of a total of four places, and In the main convention the Lindley-Parker program captured the chairmanship, one of the four delegates at large and a man upon two out of three important committees. San Fran cisco got on the committees what the deputy zanjero would call "nit," al though the big bay city did, through Lindley's assistance, elect two out of four delegates at large. The votes at Los Angeles also elected U. S. Grant, whom the A. P. A. would have thrown hard had the association dared to do so in the face of the magnificent oratori cal effort upon the San Diego man's be half made by Gen. W. H. Barnes. Barnes was not a delegate to the con vention. He secured the floor, how ever, upon a proxy from one of the San Francisco bay counties, and in a speech lasting son'e seven minutes set the con vention on fire in Grant's interest. This was the only real oratory among the countless samples of the bogus article which have been in wearisome evidence here during the past two days. The vote for Sheldon was a fair indi cation of the complete hold which the A. JOHN D. SPRECKLFS-Delegate-at-Large P. A. had upon the convention, and out of a total of 635 votes Sheldon received 398, about 138 other delegates splitting the association in the interest of Gleaves, who Is enrolled among its membership, and a few scattering for George A. Knight and Grant because of personal acquaintance with the for mer and sympathy for the latter on ac count of his Illustrious father. The A.P.A. official program was Shel don, Gleaves and Spreckels, with Grant and Knight to get into the bandwagon as they might best know how. Sheldon and Spreckels were saved from the wreck and then President Huddleston lost control of his oifanization. All of the nominations for delegates had been made and Gen. Barnes had spoken on behalf of Grant, when the A. P. A. leaders both in the lobby and on tha floor saw that if there was an im mediate vote they would be worsted by sentiment. A motion for adjournment was quickly made under the plea that the convention roll-call needed to be straightened out, and It would require two solid hours to do the Job properly. Huddleston and his lieutenants ex pected during the Interval to repair their broken lines of battle. The mo tion to adjourn was of course carried, . but Barnes' dose of chloral had done its deadly work and the effectß of the poi son could not be worked oft In the very short time alloted for the purpose. Ot the total number of votes in the convention John D. Spreckels struck high water line with 564, George A. Knight ran second with 490, U. S. Grant received 4SI and L. A. Sheldon was the lowest in the quartet with 398. The number needed to elect was 318. Ir ving M. Scott, the builder of battleships, whose friends thought that he was In the running, could have been elected an al ternate by acclamation had he so de sired, but old Shasta Dibble of San Francisco spurned the honor on his be half with something like contempt. "If free and independent speech and loyal words spoken for the country make a man an A. P. A.," said Knight to President Huddleston today, "then J am willing to be designated as such. But I am not an A. P. A. who believes 'in the offensive tactics employed by that organization to win its points." Nowhere but In California would even a Republican state convention have with one breath denounced the railroad refunding bill, while in the next sneeze it named Fred C. Crocker as a presiden tial elector at large; nor would any other body of Republicans except the one which Is gradually thinning out here tonight, have instructed In a manner uimost oathbound, while at the same time declaring itself to be in favor of ■liver as money at a ratio of 16 to 1. No one can quite fathom the railroad cards which have been played here dur ing the past twenty-four hours. Either the Sphinx-like wand of Stephen Gage has lost Its old-time magical cunning, or Frank Short's Fresno funding reso lution was adopted as a bit o: Gase- Huntlngton political burlesque. The unanimous nomination of Fred C. Crock er as an elector-at-large would confirm the latter opinion. Gage, Hervey Llnd ley and Senator Carpenter may have at the eleventh hour been caught nai> ! ping, but as the sentiment in congress j is and probably always will be against ! government ownership of any railroad, t the resolution today adopted without I any protest is probably meant to be In ! tended as being of no particular harm HON. L. A. SHELnON-Delegate-at-Laro* to 0. P. Huntington, even if it mny be of no particular good. The total ab sence of any reference to the Nicaragua canal in the platform is giving the party leaders a great deal of uneasiness. The subject was not overlooked. The com mittee wrestled with it for several hours in extra session this morning, but could reach no agreement in the matter. "It is more like a Populist than a Re publican platform." remarked George A. Knight to a crowd at the Golden Eagle hotel, "but I guess it will have to go. It's an off year so far as the state '.s concern ed, and everything is all wool and a yard wide. In IS9N there will lie a now crowd on deck, and then there will prob ably be more horse sense in this vicin ity." The election of Charles M. Shortridje as a district delegate to the national convention means the retirement of M. H. de Young as California's member of the national Republican committee, and the elevation of the San Francisco Call to the position of the party's principal mouthpiece, vice the Chronicle, resigned by request. The A. P. A. is against de Young and Shortridge will be substi tuted in his stead. The election of Grove L. Johnson as one of the delegates to the national con vention in this the third district, has created a most bitter feeling. The rail road shoved Johnson down the throats of the people of the district, and there is. as a result, open rebellion in what has always been the railroad's strongest baliwick. The credentials committee reversed itself in recommending that in this city the delegation Which had been appoint ed be thrown out, while in the Alameda contest the primary delegates were stamped with approval. The report as a whole did not provoke upon the floor the bitter fight which had been gener ally expected, as the compromise made was understood to have been entirely one of politics for the good of the party. BU Denison as the Spear delegate will nevertheless try to obtain a sea t at St. Louis. Joseph Spear of the latter con tingent is the only real Simon pure, orig inal McKinley man in the state. He vot ed at the Minneapolis convention four years ago for William McKinley, the California vote then standing 9 for Har rison, 8 for Blame and one for McKin ley. Mr. Adolph Sutro of San Francisco was an interested spectator of the con vention proceedings this afternoon. He had come up for the purpose of twisting the Huntington tail in the matter of re funding, but his services were not need ed, as Frank Short's Fresno resolution had been adopted before his arrival. Each of the delegates at large* was called upon for speeches as soon as his election had been determined. George A. Knight thanked the con vention for having voted to send on young TJ. S. Grant. John D. Spreckels looked very much scared when he ascended the platform. He had never before made a public ad dress containing five sentences, and when he promised not to disregard the McKinley instructions which had been placed around his neck as a collar, the convention went into a big guffaw, which made the young millionaire turn the color of the rock from the Folsom penitentiary quarries. Gov. Sheldon made no address. He disappeared as soon as he saw the in vitation coming. His voice, had he es sayed a speech, would have gone into air in the big convention pavilion and the effect might have been a reconsid eration of the vote which had elected him. Quiensabe? Just before taking a vote on the adop tion of the platform. Delegate William Cutter of Yuba declared that the plank relating to hydraulic mining had no po litical significance, and the delegations from Sutter and Yuba counties would not accept it. Cutter also said that the Republican party should not force upon the women of the state that which two thirds of them did not want. Efforts THE HERALD LOS ANGEL.ES. THTJRSDAY MOKNTNGv MAY 7, 1896. were made to choke off the speaker, but without success. . "We of Northern California are not in the habit of gagging speech," declared Cutter. "Probably it is because we have been longer in the state," he continued with sarcasm as he glanced toward the solid south. One of the bis hits of the morning hour was when Chairman Taylor of the appointed Alameda delegation, in com menting upon the credential commit tee's reversible report, shouted as he held his arms In the air: "Consistency, where is thy Jewelry ?" The convention roared at his quotation. The excitement of the morning hours of the convention came, however, when the report of the committee on creden tials was adopted and the rejected Ala meda and San Francisco delegations had to leave their seats. T. J. O'Brien, a prominent Republican of San Francisco, and one who Is well known in political circles, Jumped on a chair at the back of the delegates. With impassioned gestures, shaking his flst at the chair and the convention and schrleked olut above the din and roar, he yelled out that the convention was a disgrace to tho party and that it was nothing more than "an A. P. A. council." As he said that those around him gave out a roar of applauding cheers. Some members hissed, but O'Brien continued to shriek louder than ever, his words be ing indistinguishable in the uproar. As he and his followers walked out amid the noise and yelling, the gang of re porters whispered to each other, "That fellow's about dead right." Another exciting incident in the big gathering was when Henry I. Kowals ky of San Francisco stated from the platform that the convention consisted of a lot of carpet baggers who had placed a gag upon free speech. Kowals ky was howled from the platform. There was a remarkable lack of enthu siasm at all times during the sessions of the convention, even the magical name of McKinley failing to arouse the lethargic indifference of the assembled Republican forces. The comment upon the subject is that the A. P. A. did not want McKinley instructions, which they were compelled to take or retire from the field, beaten and disgraced. George A. Knight's reference as to how the California delegation had four years ago stuck a rusty knife into the back of James G. Blame brought from Judge E. V. Spencer of Lassen a hot re joinder. Spencer was one of those who at Minneapolis voted for Benjamin Har rison. The convention, while he was to day trying to explain his course, howled him off the floor. The nominating speech for Sheldon was made by Representative Simpson of Pasadena, while Judge Irving B. Dud ley performed a similar service for TJ. S. Grant. Both speeches were entirely too long which caused F. P. Flint of Los Angeles to move that all similar efforts be limited to live minutes each. The motion was carried without a dis senting voice. E. M. Preston of San Mateo nominated John D. Spreckels and Jones of Sacramento named George A. Knight. Irving L. Scott was nominated by Martin t Stevens, a young San Fran cisco lawyer, who Is a part of what is known as the Phil. Crlmimns push. The vote of Los Angeles was for IT. S. Grant, 63; for Lionel A. Sheldon, 63; for John D. Spreckels, 63; for George A. Knight, 54; for Senator Glcaves of Shasta, 9. The votes for Gleaves in the delegation were cast by men who would not swerve from the orders which they had received from the state advisory board. The Bee of this city, Republican, the leading daily in this end of the state, in its Issue this evening under the head ing "And These Be Amerians." prints the following editorial letter: It makes any true American citizen, one whose Americanism Is not a thin veneer, put on for political effect, disgusted when he hears some men stand up in the state convention and prate about their Amer icanism; men who are either so ignorant that they do not grasp the true meaning of the Declaration of Independence and cannot fathom the glorious essence and spirit of the constitution, or else so densely bigoted and so maliciously pre judiced that they refuse to see and neg lect to learn. Such men have been in evidence during the present Republican state convention; men whose evident idea of liberty is unlimited license for themselves and those of their beliefs and practices, and unconstitutional re strictions for others who worship God at another altar. Not that these men are themselves worshipers in any true sense of the word. They have merely stolen the livery of certain sects In or der to serve therein their own unholy political ambitions and to do the dirty work of the devil of race prejudice and' creed hatred. They are not Americans, for their acts demonstrate that they de spise the very foundation principles of the American government. They are not true Republicans, for the true Re publican must ever walk firmly in the path trod by the Moses of slavery, char ity to all and malice toward none. They are not good citizens, for a good citi zen is a man who will always grant to every other citizen the undiminished en joyment of every right, prerogative and privilege under the constitution nad the laws which he claims for himself. They are Uitlanders in spirit in any good American community, who are making a Jameson raid on the essential doc trines of the American government, whose touch is contamination and whose affiliation political death. And yet these are the men that came pretty near to manipulating the pres ent Republican state convention of California, and who may have succeeded by the time this paper has gone to press in electing some members of an un-American and an infamous organization to represent the great Republican party in its national convention at St. Louis. The Bee has remarked before and it repeats again: "If these bigots are per mitted to control the destinies of the Republican party it will go down to the deep damnation of deserved defeat." LEAVING FOR HOME Lionel Sheldon will, it is announced, be the chairman of the California dele gation when it organizes for work be fore reaching St. Louis. The Los Angeles and most of the other delegations from the southern end of the state left this evening for San Francis co, where they will ah see the elephant before returning home. Hervey Llndley, his astute henchman. Walter F. Parker, and Capt. H Z Os borne are still here. They will go to the city tomorrow. The members of the new state central committee from Los Angeles and the assembly districts contiguous are: Seventieth district, George B. Dexter of Santa Monica; Seventy-first district, S. W. Androus of Pomona; Seventy-sec ond district, J. C. Ried of Downey Sev enty-third district, Robert E. Wirsch ing of Los Angeles; Seventy-fourth dis trict, Charles L. Strange of Los Angeles- Seventy-fif.h district, Walter F Par ker of Los Angeles. And thus has the latest Republican state convention become a thing of the past. M'MNLBY SENTIMENT The Delegates Pledged by tbe Strongest Kind of Instructions SACRAMENTO, May 6.—The McKin ley enthusiasts completely captured the Republican atate convention today, al though the district delegates elected from the Fourth congressional district were unpledged and are avowedly Alli son supporters. The Fifth district dele gates will probably be of the same po litical complexion, but the other four teen are bound to McKlnlev by the strongest pledges that could be framed After eulogizing the "American pro tective tariff system as advocated by James G. Blame and William McKinley," the platform committee submitted the following: A delegation to the national conven tion Is charged with a public trust, with the execution of a public mandate. Will iam McKinley of Ohio is the choice of the people of the State of California for the nomination for president of the United States. Therefore we endorse him for such nomination, and our dele gates are hereby instructed to vote for him and to use thMr best eftorts to pro cure his nomination. George A. Knight oi San Francisco charged that the McKinley plank in the platform was not strong enough, and of fered the following substitute, which was adopted amid enthusiastic cheer ing: Resolved, That the Republicans of Cal ifornia, while recognising the earnest worth and fitness of each of the distin guished statesmen ot their parly whose names have been mentioned as aspi rants for the presidential nomination ot St. Louis, and, while pledging in ad vance the electoral vote of the golden state to the Republican nominee who ever he may be, hereby declare that the emphatic sentiment of California is for the nomlnaiton, of that wise and able statesman, that pure and unsullied pa triot, that true and loyal American, that peerless champion of protection, Will lam McKinley of America, and the del egates from this state are hereby direct ed and Instructed to work nnd vote for the success of the said William McKin ley, as long as there is a reasonable pros pect of his nomination. THE PLATFORM Woman Sulfrage, Public Schools, Free Silver, Tariff and McKlnlev The following is tho platform in full as adopted: The Republican party of the state of California, in convention assembled at Sacramento, on the sth day of May, 1896, hereby adopts the following plat form: Resolved, That this convention favors the proposed amendment to the consti tution of the state of California where by it is sought to extend the elective franchise to all citizens of the United States, both men and women. That we Indorse the course of Hon. George C. Perkins in the United States senate in behalf of the pi ople of the state of California and their varied in terests. We indorse the work of the National league and the efforts of the young men of our party to make it a potent factor in prosecuting a vigorous and success ful campaign in this state. We favor tho free and unlimited coin age of silver at the ratio of 1C to 1, and the making of silver as well as gold a legal tender In payment of all debts, both public and private. • Realizing that good roads are a neces sary element in advancing the prosper ity of any community, and recognizing the practically universal demand for the same, not only in our state, I nit through out the United States, the Republican party of California pledges itself to the enactment of legislation looking to wards improved and scientifically con structed highways on the most eco nomical basis. We demand such national legislation on' the subject of foreign Immigration as will be effectual to keep out of the country all contract laborers, criminals, paupers, diseased persons and the classes whose presence and teachings are calculated to disturb social peace and order or are inimical to the best interests of this country, and such changes In the naturalization laws and enforcement as will prevent unfit for eign-born persons from becoming citi zens of this republic. Our prisons and asylums contain many people not citizens of the United States. We believe that every nation should care and provide for its own de mented and criminal class, and that all future treaties and conventions with other nations should provide for such a reciprocal deportation of such classes as would in time make each nation care and provide for its own expense of de portation. While recognizing the right to estab lish schools through private enter prise, we demand that none but non sectarian free public schools shall re ceive public aid. We heartily indorse the proposition that the farmer of the nation, by whose labor the staple agricultural products of the country are brought to market, should receive a measure of protection for himself, his labor and his products inasmuch as the price of these products is regulated by the price paid for them in the world's market centers, less the cost of transportation from the place of production to such centers, and as owing to the great development of the staple agricultural products in many of the cheapest labor countries in the world, the prices realized by our farmers have of late been unremunerattve, It is our duty to endeavor to change this state of affairs, hence we approve of the planic that the government of the United 3»atoi should reduce the cost of transportation of those staple agricultural products from American seaports to foreign sea ports to the end that the prices of these products should be advanced, and for that purpose, inasmuch as an export can be protected in no other manner, we pro nounce ourselves in favor of the use of a limited portion of the receipts of the United States customs for such purposes and pledge our most earnest efforts to have this measure engrafted upon the laws of the land, to the end that the pro tective system shall benefit ail classes of people, aid the farmers against the oppressive competition of the cheap-la bor countries of the world, and by so doing assist in maintaining that steady demand for labor in manufacturing cen ters so essential to the labor of out country. The Republican party of California is pledged to such legislation as will thor oughly protect the dairy interests and the public from imposition in the sale of dairy products. The mines of California, with their an nual output of many millions of dollars, have been our financial bulwark In times of adversity; they maintained the national credit during the dark days of the rebellion and they form the basis upon which this grandest of common wealths, California, has been reared. The mining industry of our state should receive such aid and protection as will insure its permanence ai\d prosperity, and for that purpose we favor such aid and protection as will relieve the.miner from unnecessary burdens, enabie htm to obtain and develop his mining prop erty and will promote and encourage the business of all kinds of mining, includ ing that known as "hydraulic mining," whenever and wherever the same can be carried on without injury to the other interests in .the state. We believe a revision of the tariff laws upon ihe basis of the American protecr tive system to be the foremost of na tional legislation, and have full confi dence in the national convention soon to convene to deal more fully with this question. We condemn the policy of the Demo cratic party for the last four years, re sulting as It has in destroying every barrier to American protection and charge its policy with the responsibility of degrading labor and impoverishing every interest dear to the American peo ple. We believe we should live under the banner calculated to give us the most protection in weakness and in strength, which promotes human happiness, and that such system rests upon the basis of American protective tariff advoca ted by James GF. Blame and William Mc- Kinley. Resolved, That the Republicans of California, while recognizing the earn est worth and fitness of each of the dis tinguished statesmen of their party whose names have been mentioned as aspirants for the presidential nomina tion at St. Louis, and while pledging In advance the electoral vote of the Gold en state to the Republican nominee, whoever he may be, hereby declare that the emphatic sentiment of California is in favor of the nomination of that wise and able statesman and unsullied pa triot, that true and loyal American, that peerless champion of protection, Will iam McKinley of America, and the del egates from this state are hereby di rected and instructed to work and vote for the success of said William McKin ley as long as there is a reasonable pros ; pect of his nomination. The convention chose delegates at large on the first ballot. The following was the vote: John D. Spreckels, 564; George A. Knight. 490, both of San Fran cisco; U. S. Grant of San Diego. 481: L. A. Sheldon, Los Angeles, 395; J. M. Gleaves, Shasta, 210; J. A. Louttit, Stockton, 11.7. The first four were elected. Alternates were elected as follows: D. E. Knight, Marysvile; Gleaves, Lout tit and George Stone, San Francisco. C. F. Crocker and Irving M. Scott were nominated for presidential electors at large, and John T. Lynch of San Bernardino was nominated for lieuten ant governor. John D. Spreckels then took the plat form and said: "I know what instruc tions have been given to the delegates, nnd I will carry out the wishes of the people of California." The convention adjourned sine die. The A. P. A., although not obtrusively conspicuous, played an important part in the convention. The strength of tlx order was shown in the ballot for dele gates-at-large, when the solid A. P. A. vote went for Gleaves, who received 210 votes. He was not on the slate, how ever, and other combinations beat him out. Up to noon it was thought that the ticket would be Sheldon. Spreckels, Gleaves and Knight, but just before ad journment for the noon recess word was passed around that Gleaves was to be sacrificed instead of Grant. General W.H.L. Barnes made an eloquent speech in favor of the great general s suit and namesake, and ciinchtd Grant's hold on the nomination. The program as out lined by the leaders went through very smoothly. Occasionally then- was an attempt on the part of a few unruly ones to break away, but they ware hopelessly in the minority and soon gave up. The Southern California delegates taught their northern brethren a lesson. They came up splendidly organized and united upon every proposition, and were able to take command from the start. The delegates from the northern coun ties, on the contrary, were working at cross purposes, and were unable to get together and concentrate their strength during the convention. As v result the south secured tbe chairmanship and two of the delegates-at-'.arg™, the other two going to San Francisei. The north and middle sections wer> left out. When the balloting commenced the northern counties first on the list went for the minor candidates. When Los Anfteles was reached the truth came out. Sixty-three solid votes for three of the successful candidates and 54 for Knight, the fourth, was an indication of the way in which things Were going The rest of the south followed Los Angeles' lead, and when San Francisco was reached its big vote settled the question beyond all doubt. The San Francisco vote was, Sheldon 111, Spreckels 110. Grant 94. George Knight 79, Louittit Gleaves 15, D. R. Knight 1, Scoit 41. The votes of some of the other counties were: San Joaqui'i, Sheldon 5, Spreckels 15, Louittit 15. D. R. Knigh; 10, Scott 15. Fresno. Sheldon 9, Spreckels 9. Grant 12, George Knight 8, Louttit 1, Gleaves 13. Santa Bar bara went nine solid for the four win ners, and San Diego did the same with its votes. Humboldt gave Sheldon 11, Spreckels 11. Grant 2, George Knight 11. Gleaves 9, D. R. Knight 3, Scott 1. Ne vada went Sheldon 9, Spreckels 2, Geo. Knight 9, Louttit 5, Spreckels 2, Geo. Knight 9. Scott 1. No ballots were necessary for the other candidates to be nominated. A motion was adopted that the state cen tral committee ratify the nominations of presidential electors in the different districts and All all vacancies in the new state central committee. STATE COMMITTEEMEN Men Who Will Load the Forces of the Campaign SACRAMENTO, May 6.—The follow ing are the names of the state central committeemen: Alameda—B. K. Btrobrldge, B. A. Van LEFT AGAIN Smith, H. O. Powell, C. L. Pierce, G. C. F.arle, W. W. Knickerbocker. Alpine—C. Coleman. Amador —E. C. Voorheis. Butte—F. McLachlln. Calaveras —Alexander Brown. Colusa—E. W. Jones. Contra Co3ta—J. M. Stow. Del Norte—Fred Caris. El Dorado —E. W. Witmer. Fresno —R. M. Barstow. Glenn—A. Hockheimer. Humboldt—William Wallace, George Bryce. Inyo— F. Mclvor. Kern—A. C. Ward. Kings—F. A. Dodge. Lake—J. L. Reid. Lassen—E. B. Spencer. Los Angeles—George B. Dexter, S. F. Anrlrus, J. C. Rieves, R. E. Wlrahing, C. M. String, W. F. Parker. Madera—J. W. Ragsdale. Marin—W. M. Anderson. Mariposa—J. W. Snyder. Mendocino—A. M. Duncan. Merced—J. W. Knox. Modoc—J. C. Law. Mono—William Boyd. Monterey—M. M. Bragg. Napa—F. L. Carroll. Nevada —J. S. Mcßrlde. Orange—H. W. Chenoworth. . Placer—J. H. Neff. Plumas—W. S. Webb. Riverside —M. J. Daniels. Sacramento—J. A. Robie, C. T. Jones, J. J. Campbell, San Benito—Thomas Flint. San Bernardino—J. A. Whitmore. San Diego—W. W. Stewart, J. C. Love. San Francisco —J. H. Daley, E. F. Smith, H. S. Cohen, W. S. Smedke, T. C. Duff, E. B. Smith, B. F. Northrop, C. W. Manwaring, J. A. Watt, P. A. Bergerot, L. Foekwitz, J. E. Marks, N. H. Cliff, E. C. Hughes, W E. Flynn, C. C. Palmer, James Barbette. San Joaquin—M. S. Thresher, W. C. Green. San Mateo—G. C. Ross. San Luis Obispo—Benjamin Prewett. Santa Barbara—H. A. Orcut. Santa Clara—George Taylor, George Scott. G. E. Lee. Santa Cruz—L. J. Duke. Shasta —J. C. Kestler. Sierra—V. T. Cole. Rlskyou—R. Nixon. Solßno —G. V. Leuchseger. Sonoma—F. A. Richardson, A. B. Lem on. Stanislaus—Joseph McNeil. Sutter—M. E. Sanbourn. Tehama—E. C. Pendleton. Tuiare—E. O. Larkin. Ventura—C. D. Bonstill. Yolo—W. P. Pond. Yuba—W. M. Cutter. Tuolumne and Trinity—Not appointed. DISTRICT DELEGATES. SACRAMENTO, May 6.—The fourth congressional district held its conven tion this afternoon. S. M. Shortridge and W. W. Montague were nominated by acclamation for district delegates to the national convention. Thomas D. Ri ordan and D. K. McMullan were nomi nated as alternates by accla -nation. The fifth district convention elected William Cluff of San Francisco and O. A. Hale of San Jose, delegate* to the national convention; John L. Costa of San Francisco and C. S. Wangel of San | Jose, alternates. CHAIRMAN LINDLEY. SACRAMENTO. May «.—The delega tion to the St. Louis convention organ ized tonight and elected Hervey Lindiev chairman. Th* Oregon* Trial SAN FRANCISCO, May I.— The builders of the battleship Oregon, which was re -1 oently completed at the L'nlon Iron works, i today gave her an unofficial trial trip from I Hunter's Point to Red Rock for the pur pose of loosening up her machinery for the ' official trial which will soon take place : in Santa Barbara channel. The Oregon de veloped a speert of twelve knots an hour at half speed and Henry T. Scott. the , builder, predicted that the vessel would I make over sixteen knots on her official trip. Considerable importance attaches to this statement from the fact that rhe government will give the builders $50.cm0 for each quarter knot developed In excess of sixteen. Great rivalry exists between eastern and western shipbuilders, and it Ihe Oregon should beat the record of r'f ten and a half knots established by her sis ter ship, the Indiana, California will have reason to feel proud. The trial made day was in every way satisfactory. j will rtarr* n«nii»v OAKLAND. May S.—Honora Townsend. the "Queen of West Berkeley," will wed Henry Hentley, late of Los Angeles, not withstanding he was once accused of hav ing poisoned a former wife in the City of Angels. Mrs. Townsend is a buxom wi low and says she is satisfied with the man of her choice and needs no advice o j counsel on the subject: she is old enough to take care of herself. Bentley Is middle-aged and is fairly Well educated. Mrs. Townsend met him about a year ago through mutual friends. She has had her share of domes tic troubles, and so has her prospective husband. H-nMnkti-f Peetlvttlra HEALDSBURG, Cala.. May 6.—The first day of the Floral Festival was as success ful as could be wished for. Fully 3000 people witnessed the coronation ceremonies in the center of the plaza. T.».. Won't Pl»«i WASHINGTON. May «.— Representative Money (Miss.) and Hall (Mo.), who re j cently had a personal encounter, have ad- I lusted their differences and shaken hands. CITY PRICE, PER SINOLE COPY, 3 CENTS ON TRANSPORT A DON LINES, 5 CENTS THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS The Bond Resolution Comes to a Vote Today RIVER AND HARBOR BILL Strikes a Snag and Stops at Santa Monica Tbe House Serves Notice on the Senate That It Is Resdy to Adjourn on Monday Week Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 6. — The final vote on the resolution for an investiga tion of recent bond issues will be taken In the senate at 4 p. m. tomorrow An agreemnt to this effect was reached late today, after several test votes had been taken, which clearly disclosed the senti ment of the senate on the resolutions. The first vote taken was 3n the motion of Sherman to refer the resolutions to the finance committee. This was de feated, yeas 17 and nays 35 An amend ment by Lodge was then adopted, pro viding that the Investigation should he conducted by the regular finance com mittee instead of a special committee, as at first proposed. Another amend ment by Vilas, provid'.iitr for modifica tions in the resolution, was voted down, the affirmative vote being only seven. After these tests, the agreement was reached for a final vote, when the reso lution undoubtedly will pass. The vot ing came after Mr. Hill had added an other lively installment to his speech, In cluding a sharp criticism of Mr. Petti grew and a personal exchange with Mr. Wolcott, when the latter tried to call Mr. Hill to order. An intimation of a revival of the Cuban question was presented when Mr. Morgan, Democrat of Alabama, moved :o refer to the committee on foreign re ations a resolution he introduced some line since for the recognition of the Delligerency of the Cuban insurgents. New developments had occurred in Tuba, he said, since congress passed the ~uban resolutions, and he now desired to take the sense of the committee on foreign relations on the basis of facta leveloped since the resolution passed. The resolution was referred In accord ince with Mr. Morgan's request. The river and harbor bill was then taken up. All amendments were agreed to, until the clause for a deep water harbor In Santa Monica bay, California, was reached, which went over on there quest of Mr. White, in view of a sharp contest which is expected. At 2 oclock the bill was laid aside and the bond resolution was taken up, Hill taking the floor to continue his speech. Mr. Harris (Dem., Term.) proposed that Mr. Hill have an hour tomorrow, with a final vote at 4 oclock. There was unanimous agreement to this, and at C p.m., after a short executive session, the senate adjourned. IN THE HOUSE Business Is Completed and Pinal Ad|ourn ment Desired WASHINGTON. May 6. — The house today served notice on the senate and the country that it had transacted its business, and was ready for final ad journment, by the passage, without di vision, of a resolution for final adjourn ment on Monday, May ISth. The report on the contested election case of Thompson vs. Shaw, from the third North Carolina district, which was unanimously in favor of the sitting mem ber, was adopted. The house then proceeded, under the special order adopted yesterdny, to con sider private pension bills, and acted on them at the rate of about one every five minutes. In five and one-half hours today seventy-two bills were favorably acted upon. Among t'lern were bills granting the widow of tne late Secre tary Walter Q. Gresham a pension of $100 per month; to El'.zaoeth Walls Kear ney, daughter of General Phil. Kear ney. $25 per month, to the widow of the late Senator George SI Spencer o* Ala bama, $S0 per month; to General James C. Parrott. $50 per month; to the widow of General James H. Biunt of Kansas, $75 per month, and to General Nathan Kimball, $100 per month. ON THE DIAMOND Results ol Dimes Played by National League Clubs CLEVELAND, 0., May 6.—Anderson proved an easy mark for the home team and base hits were excitingly plentiful. Young was hit hard, but not with suc cess. The fielding on both sides was loose. Attendance 1000. Score: Cleveland 13, hits 20 .errors 2. Washington 8, hits 15, errors 5. Batteries —Young and Ziniraer; An derson and McGuire. PITTSBURG, Pa.. May 6.—Pittsbura; is not in Baltimore's class, as evidenced by the series ended today, in which the visitors took three straights. Attend ance 2800. Score: Pittsburg 2, hits 7, errors 4. Baltimore 12. hits IC, errors 3. Batteries —Foreman, Goar and Mack; Hoffer and Clark. CHICAGO, May 6.—The Colts out played Brooklyn at every point today, winning the last game of the series hands down. Attendance, 2800. Score: Chicago 11, hits 11, errors 2. Brooklyn 3. hits 4, errors 5. Batteries —Terry acd Douohue; Har per, Kennedy and Grim. CINCINNATI. May 6.—Boston only made two hits off Rhines today and waa shut out. Attendance, 2400. Score: Cincinnati G, hits 7, errors 0. Boston 0, hits 2, errors 2. Batteries— -Rhines andPelta; Mains and Ganzel. LOUISVILLE. May B.—Doheny was a puzzle to the Louisville battels today, while Frazter'a wildness, coupled with the Colonel's erors. gave the Giants the game. Attriidar.ee, 1200. Score: Louisville 3, hits 4, errors 7. New Yolk !'. hits 9. erors 2. Batteries—Frazer and \Varner;Doheny and Farell. ST. LOI'IS. May 6.—The Phillies won another closely contested game from the Browns, making three straights. Breit enstein was batted freely, but kept the hits well scattered and received good support. Attendance. 3000. Score: St. Louis 5. hits 11, errors 3. Philadelphia 0, hits 12, erors 2. Batteries—Breitenstein and McFar land; Taylor and Clements. Oild Shlpmen** NEW YORK, May 6.—The total gold shipments for the week thus far are ♦OW -000, and since April 4. $$,000,000. In gold shipping houses the stated price bid for gold for the continent has been made high enough to offset the slight increase In specie freight rates ordered yesterday. P cklnc Hou <• Hi'- »1 ST. LOUIS, Mo.. May 7.-12:30 a. m—The extensive packing house of Nelson, Morris & Co., In East St. Louis is burning and will be destroyed. It Is not known us this hour what the loss amounts to, but It will lv*