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The Republican Gathering
Adjourns Sine Die
Was Not Well Worth the Car
' rying Away
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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."
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
Men Who Will Load the Forces of the
SACRAMENTO, May 6.—The follow
ing are the names of the state central
Alameda—B. K. Btrobrldge, B. A. Van
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
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.
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
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO. May «.—The delega
tion to the St. Louis convention organ
ized tonight and elected Hervey Lindiev
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
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.
The Bond Resolution Comes to a
Vote Today
Strikes a Snag and Stops at Santa
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.
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.
Results ol Dimes Played by National League
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
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*

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