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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 215.
A GRATEFUL GOVERNMENT Pays a Tribute to a Brave De fender's Memory AN HEROIC STATUE UNVEILED In Recognition of Services of Wintleld Scott Hancock ■mUm« Cleveland and Senator Palmer Pay the Meed el Pralee to the De parted Patriot Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 12.—With im posing ceremonies, an herolo eques trian statue of Major General Wlnfield Scott Hancock wa unveiled hers this afternoon before an Immense gathering, which Included President Cleveland, Vice-President Stevenson, representa tives of the auprme court, diplomatic corps, congress, army veterans and col leagues of the late general. The unveil ing was preceded by a military demon stration. In which the Second army corps, at the head of which Gen. Hancock aohieved his greatest victories, partici pated. Brigadier General Brooke, com manding the department of the Dakotas, U. 8. A., was grand marshal. The exer cises opened with prayer by Bishop Sat terlee of Washington. President Cleveland made a brief ad dress In which he said: "A grateful government today pays tribute to the memory of one of our country's noblest sons and bravest de fenders, willingly prompted by patriot ic inclination. We have assembled to witness a nation's appreciation of val iant deeds of war and its recognition of civic virtues In time of pece. We give the monument to the dead, but the dead endows our gift with a significance which makes it of priceless value to the living. It Is an open book constantly teaching the lesson of sincere and steadfast love of country. Those who look upon its grand proportions In years to come will be reminded of such sacri fice and service as have made our nation great and our people happy. With this monument before our eyes, those In pub lic station who are charged with the people's Interests and with the making and execution of their laws, can hardly forget the honest effort to secure the publto weal and a stern insistence at all times upon a faithful and unselfish dis charge of public duty In the places they occupy are as essential to the safety and the preservation of ail that Ameri cans hold dear as bravery and heroism on the field of battle. "The perpetuity of our popular gov ernment depends upon our fidelity to the principles upon which It rests; the vast Interests of a confiding people, promoted and guarded only by honesty and faithfulness In their service and obedience to those national obligations which our membership in the family of nations exacts, should be sufficient to enforce upon those trusted by their countrymen the lessons which the monu ment teaches. Let ns all, however, open our minds and hearts to the sentl.ments especially appropriate to this occasion, and let our sense of public duty and our patriotic aspirations be quickened and stimulated by a volec from the grave, admonishing us that our obliarations as servants of the people are made more sacred and our Incentives to vigilant citizenship more Impressive because we have In our keeping the fame and glory of our country's heroic dead." Senator Palmer's address was devo ted to an eulogy of the manly and sold ierly qualities of Gen. Hancock, and con taied a beautiful tribute to his wife, who was his J»f igrapher. "The military qualities of Gen. Han cock." he said, "are well known to the country. The story of his brilliant ser vices has been told In detail by bio graphers, but Gen. Grant has condensed his real c'nnracter and reputation into a few sentences: 'Hancock stands the most conspicuous fgure of all the gen eral officers who did not exercise a sep arate command. He commanded a corps longer than any other one. and his name was never mentioned as hav ing committed in battle a blunder for which he was responsible. He was a man of very oonspleu personal pp pearance. His genial disposition made him friends, and his pe rSo 'ial courage and his presence with his command in the thickest of the t'ght won for him the confidence of the troopa serving under him.' " Continuing, Senator Palmer said: "I have said that Hancock had 'an eye for a battlefield." The terms I use ar» not technical, hut they describe a quality in an officer that every practical soldier understands. It has Its application to a field like that of Gettysburg, and in a less degree at Ohlekamauga. When he reached Oettyshurg, Hancock found the position held by the TTnlon forces me naced by startling dangers. At once he saw the advantages of the postition and boldly resolved that this great battle should be fought to determine the fate of the continent. To be great Is to be equal to the requirements of great occa sions, and it is to the skill, the courage and the resolute coolness of Hancock that Oettyshurg was selected as a bat tlefield, and It Is to the officers of nil ranks and grades and to the hardy tesolute courage of the private soldiers of many states that the country owes the crushing repulse of the confederate forces. 'I will not intrude myself Into the in vidious office of inquiring whether den Hancock possessed all the qualities which are by universal consent conced ed to other great commanders. It is enough to say for him that he was great according to that best definition of greatness, 'he' comprehended and seized great opportunities.' "Now that we have ceased to struggle against each other we know with abso lute confidence that the men of every section and of all parts of the great re public are equally patriotic and alike willing and ready to defend the integ rity of the Union and the honor of the nation against all and every foe. Ameri cans of all sections and of all parties, of one common country now know, respecV. and confide in each other, and we will transmit that sentiment of respect and confidence to our children, which will afford a sure guaranty for internal honor the defense of national »—.Si* S* the of the strife be tween the sections the officers of the of L We w c e >" b «"-rassed by difficulties SL. H * J *°*?thM' different character. ethf ; r ln tne national military *™ , hf y knew each other well and Si2.i„« the "i S? üb te<S the courage or the resolution of the other. They were ctt •-ens of different states, and some of »hi! 2 ere overr °n" > by the delusion that their paramount allegiance was due to the state of their birth or of their doml "Whon I characterise the theory of primal allegiance to the states as a de lusion, I confess that the embarrassment of the army officers born In the seced ing states was cruel. "The war very soon assumed the ap parent aspect of a struggle between rival governments supported by substantially the whole population of the opposing section of the union. "If some officers of the army erred even to a criminal extent. It must not be forgotten that their homes were threatened with Invasion and they only shared the fortunes of those they loved. "Mr. President, we stand In the pres ence of this appropriate monument of a hero; we do all fhat we can to perpetu ate his fame, conscious that as the cen turies recede his great name will be less and less known and less frequently mentioned." A war salute was fired as the statue was unveiled. Seven hundred Invited friends were present. Including many relatives of the general^ The statue stands In the heart of the business district of Washington. It Is the work of Henry J. Elliott; Its total height Is 33 feet 8 Inches. The propor tions of the rider are such that If stand ing erect he would measure 10 feet In height. FROM HONOLULU A Waterworks Scheme — Volcanoes Still Threatening- J-pan Steamers HONOLULU, May 6, per steamer China, via San Francisco, May 12.— Charles Webb Howard, the president of the Spring Valley Water works of San Francisco, Is now in this city. A well defined rumor has it that he came here for the purpose of making an offer for the purchase of the water works in this city, now controlled by the government. It is understood that his offer will be presented to the legislature, but a favor able result Is doubtful, as the water works Is an Important source of revenue for this government. Some years ago Claus Spreokles tried to obtain control of it, but was unsuccessful. The custom house authorities de stroyed some $40,000 worth of opium on the third Instant. The drug was cap tured during the past year and Included a large lot found on the schooner Henri etta, afterwards condemned by this gov ernment. The brig Lurllne, owned in San Fran cisco, has been libeled for carrying a man named Van Camp to San Francisco contrary to law. Van Camp owed con siderable In this country. His passport was stopped but he managed to board the vessel and was carried to San Fran cisco. Information from Hawaii Is to the ef fect that the flres in the crater of Mo kuawoowoo have subsided. The crater of Kllauea shows signs of activity and may break out at an early day. A number of Yokohama merchants will put on a line of steamers between Japan and Honolulu. The first steamer to arrive is the Zambesi, now known as the Yoyo Maru. MAYOR GREGORY EXPLAINS Hopes Sometime to Pay All His Debts in Full Behind the Business Is ■ Love Aflalf and the Shadow of the Woman Who Was Scorned SACRAMENTO. May 12.—Ex-Mayor Eugene J. Gregory, who was arrested this afternoon for the alleged embez zlement of $»000 from Mrs. Bruce B. Lee, seemed to be greatly surprised when the warrant was served on him. In an in terview he said: "You may say that all my creditors. Including Mrs. Lee, will be paid in full in time. This is my personal ambition and 1 feel certain that I will be able to accomplish my purpose in the near fu ture. "My relations with Mrs. Lee," he said, "were purely of a business nature. The money which she loaned was loaned to the firm of Gregory Brothers company, and Mrs. Bruce Lee received the firm's note to cover it. We hold all of the re ceipts for interest paid to her from time to time. Her account was filed in the insolvency matter and Is a matter of record in our books. "I cannot understand Mrs. Lee's rea son for bringing action against me un less it Is In a spirit of persecution. "Although this money was loaned to the firm direct In consideration of her condition I have offered to make it a personal matter and offered to assume the debt myself, paying it back to her in monthly installments of sufficient amount to keep her comfortably until I can raise the entire amount. "She has not accepted my offer and I do not know of anything further that I can do In the premises." Mr. Gregory was released on bail In the sum of $3000. It is said that upon /trial Mrs. Lee will show letters written to her by Eugene Gregory, showing that there was a love affair between them, that even went so far as an understand ing that they were some day to be mar ried, and that by these letters and other evidence she will endeavor to show her reasons for placing faith in the man she loved. She will then take the stand It Is stated and make the assertion that she was compelled to make before she obtained her warrant, that the loan was made upon Mr. Gregory's represen tation that the firm of Gregory Bros, was solvent. The story which Mrs. Lee tells Is that the $9000 was loaned In three Install ments. The first loan was for $6000, the second for $2000, and the last, which was made Just prior to the failure of the Gre gorys and Gregory's departure for the east was for $1000. ORIENTAL ADVICES The Plata* Ha* Been Checked—Corean Rail* road Project SAN FRANCISCO. May 12.—The steamer China arrived today from Yokohama and Hongkong and was per mitted to dock immediately by the quarantine officers. Oriental advices state that the plague has apparently been checked, no unusual number of fatalities being reported. A number of the Coreans are still In revolt. The rebels have formed them selves into four bands, each several hundred strong. They have had sev eral engagements with the government troops. Although the number killed is reported to be small, the rebels seem to have had the worst of the encounters. From Seoul comes the statement that the Corean government Is about to make a contract with an American syn dicate for the construction of a railroad from Nlnsen to Seoul. The American builders are to operate the road for fif teen years, and at the end of this period the government may take'the line upon payment of the cost of construction. Japanese political Influence in Corea is said to have passed to Russia, and Americans and Chinese to have cap tured all the Corean commerce. T**- F.I-»b'-'*-ur O*-- DETROIT, Mich.. May 12.-The attitude of the striking carpenters was leclared to day In the report of the executive council, which was unanimously approved. It de clares for eight hours and time and a half for overwork, to take effect Immediately and provides that no man return to work until at least two-thirds of the contrac tors have signed the agreement. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING* MAY 13, 1896. THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS Senatorial Harbor Debate Comes to an End DIFFERENCES HARMONIZED By the Adoption of Senator White's Amendment An Agrrement Reached to Dispose af the River and Harbor BUI at Three Oclack Today Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 12.—The ani mated contest which has proceeded for the last four days In the senate over a deep water harhor on the southern coast of California was brought to a close to day by a compromise between the con flicting Interests. The Issue has been between the ports of Santa Monica, the terminus of the Southern Pacific, and San Pedro, the locality urged by the California senators. Senator Frye, chairman of the commerce committee, finally harmonized the differences by referring the determination as between Santa Monica and San Pedro to a com mission to consist of three civil engin eers, a naval officer and an officer of the coast survey. The compromise was ac cepted by the California senators ami was unanimously passed. An amend ment urged by Mr. aorman limiting the expenditures under the contract author izations to $10,000,000 annually, led to a long debate. A motion by Mr. Vest to table the amendment failed; yeas "6, nays 31. An agreement was reached to dispose of the bill by 3 oclock tomorrow. Senator Frye of Maine, chairman of the committee on commerce, resumed hfs speech in support of the proposed agreement to the river and harbor bill for a deep water harbor at Santa Mon ica, California. The senator reviewed In detail the reports of the army boards, reference being made to the feasibility of locating the harbor at Santa Monica for the amount mentioned in the amend ment. Senator White of California interject ed an lnuiry as to where was that amount of $3,098,000 obtained. "From Mr. Hood," responded Frye, "and sent to the war department." Again Senator White called attention to a poetic statement by Senator Frye yesterday as to waves 40 or 50 feet high. Senator Frye spiritedly rejected the statement that he had ever spoken of waves 40 or 50 feet high. He knew as much about waves, he said, as the Sena tor from California. He explained his reference was to thePaciflc waves break ing on rocks 40 or 50 feet high. "Yes," said White, sarcastically, "the rocks might be 100 feet high." Senator Frye took up the evidence given by Mr. Huntington. "This was the man," said the senator, "re r irred to by Mr. White as an individual and by Mr. Berry as a man of greed. He is not bull ing the stock markets nor bearing them," said Mr. Frye. scornful.y. "He is en gaged in great enterprises, and in all of them he is successful, so if he be an in dividual and be "greedy," the reasons tbat induced him to change from San Pedro to Santa Monica are worthy of the con sideration of the senate." The senator read at length from the evidence of Mr. Huntington, also from the reports of en gineers Hood and Corthell. When Inci dental reference was made to the fact that the people of Los Angeles didn't want a harbor at Santa Monica, Senator Frye said he did not care what the peo ple of Los Angeles wanted. They did not know what they wanted. One day they favored one location, next day another. One year they chose a congressional can didate on a platform favoring San Pedro; this year they had chosen one on a plat form favoring Santa Monica. Senator Berry interrupted to say that the recent platform referred to did not mention Santa Monica, but declared to favor of all harbor projects. This.declared Senator Frye,was equiv alent to an endorsement of the Santa Monica project now proposed, and was so proposed and so understood by the candidate. Mr. Frye laid stress upon the report of Capt. Taylor, showing the unique ad vantages of Santa Monica. The Cali fornia senator (White) "had, like a skillful lawyer," Incorporated Capt. Taylor's report in his (White's) speech In order that It might be burled in the bowels of that speech. Mr. Frye read the Taylor report and a recent telegram from Taylor, now at the war college at Newport, expreslnsg his strong opinion favorable to Santa Monica. The senator also read a letter from Gen. Miles, stating that as a result of his observations, while In command of the department of the Pacific, he had no hesitation in saying that Santa Monica had many advantages to make it. a safe harbor and anchorage, while the sur rounding bluffs afforded opportunities for mounting land batteries for de fense. Concerning; the White amendment re ferring the question to another boa*d, Mr. Frye said he did not wish to take the one chance in ten that a board might report for San Pedro, as the sen ate might just as well dump $3,000,000 in the ocean as to attempt that project. It was an absurdity, said he, to build an outer deep water harbor at San Pedro, after having an inner deep water harbor. Mr. Frye said it was useless to think a harbor would not be built at Santa Monica. Did anyone suppose Mr. Huntington was not going to have a harbor at Santa Monica? Mr. Vest interposed the suggestion that if Mr. Huntington desired to con struct a harbor let him do so. The $3,000,000 expended by Huntington would be no charge on the United States treasury- Mr. Frye responded that he did not believe any senator would ask Mr. Huntington to do a work that the United States ought to do. He had as much right as any other citizen to the consideration of congress. While he had said boldly that he believed Mr. Hunt ington would not let the Santa Monica harbor fail, yet he did not rrxpect any senator to say, "Then let Huntington do it." Mr. Perkins. Republican of California, denied the suggestion that this was a contest between the railroads. He read from Mr. Frye's speech that the cry of Huntington "savored of the slogan of the sand lots" and that his name was "conjured up as the bogle man of Cali fornia." "That cry Is a libel upon the fair name of the people of California," exclaimed Mr. Perkins. "I repel the charges that the people of California seek offices by declaiming against any man." He went on to state that he had noth ing aglnst Mr. Huntington unless it was certain testimony before a com mittee and a letter he had written. He had known him as an honorable mer chant in California. The senator spoke also of Mr. Hunt ington's former associate, Mr. Stanford, and of his beneficence, and of C. F. Crocker, who was distributing thous ands in charity. He rejected as "a vile slander" the assertion that the people of California juggled with these names to Influence politics. The vice presi dent of the Southern Pacific had recent ly been chosen by the California conven tion as a presidential elector. The peo ple of California believed in railroads, but they insisted that the railroads should not prostitute their powers and Influence, but should stand on an equal footing with every other citizen. Mr. Frye, amid laughter, read a para graph from a Ran Francisco paper, re ferring to the nine senators who voted to report the Santa Monica amendment as a nice lot of "rascals," whose nine names were suggestive of a burglar alarm and who would be dangerous to meet on a dark night If a man had money In his pocket. Mr. White, in concluding the debate, said there was no slogan on the sand lots" as suggested by Mr. Frye so far as he was concerned. The ppople of Cal- j lfornla were Just as law abiding, Just as Intelligent and Just as able to take care of their interests as the people of Maine. The senator from Maine had placed a low estimate on California sen ators in suggesting they were subject to a sand lot agitation. However Inde pendent the senator from Maine might be, the California senators were equally Independent. Mr. White said he had not attacked Mr. Huntington. Perhaps he did not regard the soil upon which Mr. Hunting ton trod as sacred. Mr. White referred sarcastically to the offhand way in which Mr. Frye had settled this entire question by standing on the bluffs at Santa Monica bay one Sunday morning. In conclusion, Mr. White said that the fight made here, stubborn as It might seem, was in the Interest of the public. The formal speeches being closed, Mr. Frye announced that he would suggest a concession or compromise, and he thereupon moved that the committer amendment as reported, be amended so that the appropriation be made to Santa Monica or to San Pedro, the lo cation of the harbor to be determined by a commission composed of one naval officer, to he appointed by the secretary of the navy, an officer of the coast and geodetic survey, to be named by the su perintendent of surveys, and three ex perienced civil engineers, skilled in ri parian work, to be appointed by the president; which board shall personally examine the harbors, a majority report being final. On the tiling of a report, accompanied by plans, etc., the secretary of war Is authorized to enter into contracts not to exceed $2,900,000, for the construction of the harbor. The amendment further gives $50,000 to be immediately avail able for expenses of the commission. The California senators, White and Perkins, expressed a willingness to ac cept the amendment, and the amend ment was unanimously agreed to with out division. This brought to an unexpected close the Santa Monica contest after it had proceeded four days. Mr. Warren, Republican of Wyoming, secured an amendment of the examina tion of sites and report upon the practi cability of constructing reservoirs for the storage of waters to prevent floods, erosion of river banks and breaks in levees and to reinforce the flow of streams during drought, with at least one site each in the states of Wyoming and Colorado. Mr. Gorman urged the adoption of an amendment by which future contract expenditures under the bill would be limited to $10,000,000 annually. The bill appropriated an aggregate, including contracts, of $64,211,000. he said. Con gress had already appropriated $3,584,000 for contract work, and besides this $4, --000,000 was to be provided for contracts already authorized. Heretofore the ex penditures for rivers and harbors had never exceeded $20,000,000 annually. The amendment would prevent an unusual drain on fhe treasury during the coming two years. Mr. Allison supported the amendment, declaring that a limitation should be placed on the expenditure by the secre tary of war of such a vast sum as $64, --000.000. Mr. Vest moved to table the Gorman amendment, which motion was reject ed, yeas 26, nays 31. Seventeen Republicans and nine Democrats voted yea; eleven Republi cans, sixteen Democrats and four Popu lists nay. An agreement was reached to have the final vote on all amendments and the bill at 3 p. m. tomorrow. It was 6:20 oclock when the senate adjourned. IN THE HOUSE Spirited Debate In Conteited Election Cases. Work Laid Out WASHINGTON. May 12.—The house today entered upon the contested elec tion case of Rlnaker vs. Downing from the Sixth Illinois district. The debate was very spirited. Mr. Moody, Repub lican of Massachusetts Joined with the Democratic majority in asking the adoption of a resolution for an official recount of the ballots in dispute. Mr. Cook, Republican, of Illinois, and Mr. Leonard, Republican, of Pennsylvania, spoke for the contestant today, and Mr. Bartlett, Democrat, of Georgia, and Mr. Moody for the contestee. The vote prob ably will be taken tomorrow. Before the case was brought up Mr. Wheeler, Democrat, of Alabama, was taken to task for abusing the privileges of printing in the Record, and some ex tensive interpolations In a recent speech of his were expunged from the perman ent Record by a vote of 75 to 144. Mr. Evans, Republican, of Kentucky, in obedience to the instructions of the ways and means committee, gave notice that he would call up the free alcohol bill at the first opportunity. The special order for the consideration of private pension bills was postponed until Thursday. At 5 p. m. the house adjourned. IN COMMITTEE WASHINGTON, May 12.—The house committee on inter-state and foreign commerce today ordered a favorable re port on the Mahon Nicaragua canal bill as amended by the sub-committee Those who reported in favor of re porting the bill were Messrs. Sherman of New York, Wagner of Pennsylvania, Doolittle of Washington, Joy of Mis souri, Noonan of Texas. Bennett of New York and Stewart of New Jersey, all Re publicans. Those who voted against it were Messrs. Hepburn of lowa, Republi can: Corliss. Republican, of Michigan- Patterson, Democrat, of Tennessee, and Bartlett, Democrat, of New York. The bill as ordered reported today is the Mahon bill amended In several particu lars. The canal is to be constructed accoording to the plans of the engineer department of the army and under its supervision. At a meeting of the senate committee on finance today Chairman Morrill ap pointed as a sub-committee to Inves tigate the bond sales under the Peffer resolution Senators Harris, Vest and Walthall. Democrats, and Senator Piatt, Republican, and Senator Jones (Ne vada), Populist. The finance committee of the senate reported favorably the house fllledcheese bill with amendments reducing the an nual revenue tax on manufactures from $400 to $240 and on wholesale dealers from $250 to $200. ts- Votlev ooni SAN FRANCISCO, May 12.—The San Franclscb and San Joaquin Valley railroad directors today let a contract for seven new locomotives. Four of them are to be for freight and three for passenger service. The new engines will be ready for use by August 12th next, or about the date that the line will be completed into Fresno. CARRIED UP BY A CYCLONE A Nebraska Farmer's Most Un pleasant Experience HIS NEIGHBORS FARE WORSE Many People Injured but No Deaths Re ported At Lincoln the Wind Was Accompanied by a Cloudburst Causing Damage Aggre gating Nearly a M.lllea Associated Press Special Wire, OMAHA, Neb., May 12.—A special to the Bee from Elkhorn, Neb., says; A cyclone swept this section this after noon. A funnel-shaped cloud shot down ward from the storm center and a gen eral stampede of citizens for caves and cellars ensued. At the school house the school children fled panic stricken to the furnace room, amid the wildest con fusion, and a number of them were hurt. The cyclone struck the ground north of the town. Its course was northwest. The path of the storm was from 200 to 300 yards wide and everything In its path was razed to the ground, including sev eral houses. Carl Johnson, a prominent farmer, was caught in the twister. Ho had a team attached to a wagon. He attempt ed to skirt the storm by driving to the west, but before he could lash his horses out of the path of the rapidly approach ing hurricane he was caught and man, horses and wagon were carried through space with fences, posts, wire and other debris. His clothes were literally torn from his back and he received a number of injuries. At times the wind would raise him high in the air and drop hint back to earth, only to catch him up again. In his flight he would describe a circle, and when the storm finally passed over him he was 160 yards or more distant from where tha storm struck him. The wagon was completely demol ished. After traversing a distance of about two miles the funnel-shaped cloud rose as suddenly as it had shot down to the earth, and at a point five or six miles further to the north dropped again to the earth, where it Is feared great dam age and loss of life have resulted. DROPPED ON LINCOLN OMAHA, Neb.. May 12.—A special to the Bee from Lincoln, Neb., says: Lin coln was struck at 4:45 by a tornado which raged with unabated violence twenty-five minutes. During this pe riod rain fell as from a cloudburst, ac companied by hail. The prevailing of the wind was from the southwest, but at times it seemed to form in eddies between the business blocks and was accompanied by cyclonic features. Buildings were unroofed and torn down, cornices swept from roofs into the streets and the residence por tion of the city nearly denuded of trees The greatest damage was ot the state hospital for the insane, where many of the. largest .buildings were unrooted Ihe damage wil be very heavy. The in mates were excited, but the guards averted trouble. The Injured are: J. L. Workman, head cut by flying debris; Mrs. J. H. Abbott caught beneath a horse; A. L. Woodby, Henry Mever and J T Thorse. There were no fatal'tles, though the Injured were severely hurt. At the state asylum iron suports weighing 300 pounds were blown several hundred yards. It is i impossible to asceratin the amount of this loss, but there is scarcely a street in town which is not strewn with large branches and whole trunks of trees, uprooted by the storm. In the main business part of the city the Kelly block, Ninth and P st'-ee's opposite the Lincoln hotel, suffered the worst. Here the storm tore the tin roof from the building, throwing (it into Ninth stret and covering the sidewalks on two streets with bricks from chim neys and cornices. The water completely drenched the entire builing. The Beckwith building, north of the Kelly block, was also partially demol ished, the loss being estimated at $1000 The damage to the Kelly block will be about $2000. The Bohemian Catholic church.a brick structure at the corner of Second and E streets, was completely destroyed. Loss $4500. Quite a large portion of the roof of the Ideal hotel was blown off, entailing a damage of $1000. The whole east side corner of the Led with block, occupied by the Merchants hotel, was blown into Eleventh street. The total damage is roughly estimated at $800,000. VALUABLE RIOHTS Which the Company Did Not Know It Owned SHANGHAI. May 12.— J. Smith, the agent of the Russian Steam Navigation company at Che Foo, and also agent for various American missions, has secured the foreshore at Che Foo, belonging to Ferguson & Co., agents for steamships and the New York Life Insurance com pany. Other firms objected, but Russia Intervened and the Chinese acceded to the request of the Russian vice consul. NEW YORK, May 12.—1n the absence of President J. J. McCall the officials of the New York Life Insurance company were unable to give information in re gard to the foreshore or disputed terri tory which the Russians have secured at Che Foo. None of the officials had any knowledge of the company's having any interest in property in that partic ular place. INDIANS' RIOHTS The Navajos Object to an Invasion of Oold Huntera DENVER, May 12.—A special to the News from Santa Fe, N. M., says: Wold from the Navajo country Is to the effect that Black Horse and a powerful ele ment of the Navajo tribe are opposing the invasion of the Carrlso mountain gold fields by the syndicate lately or ganized by J. B. P. Voorhees . a nephew of Senate-r Voorhees, and others, and that trouble is likely to ensue if they un dertake to mine in that region. A com pany of United States troops have been ordered to the vicinity of Farmington, and all citizens entering the Navajo res ervation are required to show passports from the agent, under penalty of arrest and confiscation of their effects. Odd Fallows' nestings SAN FRANCISCO, May 12—The grand lodge of Odd Fellows and of the daugh ters of Rebekah met here today with 700 delegates belonging to the orders. The grand lodge degree was conferred upon 275 Odd Fellows. During the past year the assets of the Odd Fellows in the state have increased $52,000. The sum of $278,000 has been paid out of the relief fund. The contributions toward tKe orphan age fund for the day reached $400, which brings that fund up to $2100, though only recently started A communication was received from Mrs. C. A. Hoett, offering for the or phanage five acres of land in (iilroy, $2010 In money or its epulvalent, free medical attendance for two years, free water, live stock, trees, shrubs and many articles to beautify the place. The grand secretary's report showed that the order was in a most flourishing condition, with 209 lodges, 15,043 mem bers—a net gain for the year of eleven lodges and 1226 members. The main hall wan cleared for the evening, when the degree team of Fair Oaks lodge. No. 4, Alameda, conferred the initiatory degree In the amplified form. The hall was brilliantly illum inated and handsomely decorated with streamers and garlands. After the ritualistic work had been completed, an open meeting was held. Grand President Fannie Benjamin pre sided, and an excellent literary program, participated In by Grand Master Gos pey. Past Grand President Ruby ,1. Reese of Santa Cruz, Judge H. A. Nel son of Oakland, Judge Charles N. Fox, Mrs. Helen M. Carpenter of TJkiah and Grand Secretary Mary A. Donoho, was presented. A Millionaire flarrled SAN RAFAKr,, May 12.—At noon to day Walter Scott Hobart, the young mining millionaire and noted horseman, was married to Miss Hannah Williams, daughter of Pay DirecT<ar Williams, T. S. N., and niece of Major General J. W. Forsyth, U. S. A., commanding the department of California. The cere mony was performed by the Rt. Rev. Pishop William F. Nichols in the cot tage occupied by the bride's grandpar ents. Miss Ella Hobart and Miss Ju liette Williams were maids of honor to the bride. H. N. Stetson was best man. After the wedding breakfast the guests came to the city nn a special train and Mr. and rMs. Hobart went to the groom's cottage at Burlingame to spend the honeymoon. ONLY AN ABSOLUTE IDIOT Would Prny for the Conversion of Col Ingersoll Brother Quayle Is Denied Opportunity to Dis claim Language Attributed to Him by .he Daily Papers CLEVELAND. May 12.—The session of the Methodist general conference today was brief but breezy Considerable or atory was indulged in crter the headlines of one of the morning papers, which made it appear that a conference dele gate had denounced the Christian En deavor society as idiotic because it had prayed for the conversion of Col. Inger soll. The conference soon got into a snarl, in which the local morning news papers were attacked, and in which the meeting of the committee on the state of the church, held yesterday afternoon, came out prominently. In that meeting Rev. Dr. Quayle, in the course of his re marks about the Christian Endeavorers in their attempt to secure a recognition of the Diety in the constitution, used the language which appeared In the morning papers, which is as follows: "'Not long ago that organization not only made it self ridiculous, and all the churches which it represented, but actually- made th? religion of Christ ridiculous by pray ing for the redemption of Bob Ingerso'll. Do you think that the Methodist church would ever be guilty of such an act of absolute idiocy?" Cries of "No' no" were expressed throughout the room. F. J. Cheney of Central Neyv York then rose and presented a resolution yvhich recited the fact that the local morning papers had so quoted a mem ber of the conference and disclaimed any responsibility of such sentiment by the general conference. He present ed the resolution for adoption. It not only disclaimed responsibility but also indoresed the Endeavorers. As soon as read, two motions yvere made, one to re fer to the committee on Epyvorth league and the other to lay on the table. Bish op Fowler ordered the vote taken on the motion to refer. A mistake yvas made in the counting and a second vote yvas or dered. Dr. Buckley desired to report a substitute but Bishop Foyvler refused to entertain it. The vote on the motion to refer to the committee onEpyvorth league yvas then lost. 162 to 235. Mr. Henry French of California moved its adoption, when) Rev. W. A. Quayle of Kansas City, who made the remark, tose. He denied the use of the language attributed to him. Every attempt by Mr. Cheney to get the facts of the case \y ere howled down. Every denial of the article called out wild applause, but Mr. Quayle said he did not say a certain society was idiotic and he thought that yvas the sentiment of the majority of the members. The resolution repudiating the pur ported language of Dr. Quayle before the conference was laid on the table. Sub-* sequently a motion was passed to ex punge from the record all reference to the matter. Amanda Smith, one of the famous colored evangelists, entered the hall and the conference suspended business to receive her. She was given the clos est attention and was compelled to sing and the delegates joined in the chorus. One song was not sufficient and a sec ond was called for and given. None of the committees, however, were ready to report and the conference then adjourned. CUBAN NOTES Filibusters' Execution Postponed — Weyler Has Not Been rv.iin'«"«* LONDON. May 13.—The Madrid corres pondent of the Standard says: On Mon day Spain and the TTnited States arrived at nn amicable understanding and the Com petitor prisoners will be allowed a fresh trial before the ordinary court under tho existing treaties between Spain and the United States. LONDON. May 12.—Under secretary of state for foreign affairs Ctirzon. in the house of commons today.said one of the men captured on the American filibuster ing sohnner, Competitor, was named Wil liam Hilby (probably the man referred to In the Havana dispatches as GiMea'i was horn under the British flag, but had lost British nationality by becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States. Mr. Curzon also said that the British charge d' affaires at Madrid had been>jln formed by the Spanish government that the sentences of death Imposed on the men captured with the American filibustering schooner Competitor, have been suspend ed. In conclusion, Mr. Curzon said that tho government must, wait for further infor mation from Havana before deciding whether or not to make representations to Spain regarding Hllby. HAVANA. May 12.—There Is no founda tion for the rumor that Captain-General Wevler has been dismissed. The naval authorities have formed an ordinary court martial for the trial of Charles Bennett and William Leverltt, the Americans said to have formed a part of the Competitor expedition. A t wat A■ m "ir CHICAGO, May 12.—A1l the elevators In the Armour system have been declared ir regular by the directors of the board of trade. Tho directors acted today after they heard charges of unmercanille con duct preferred against Armour & Co. by various members of the board. This con duct consisted of the Issuing of a largo number of warehouse receipts about May 1. which were so dated as to compel the owners to handle their wheat short of the ten days usually accorded In such cases. By this action, it is alleged, Armour & Co. fjroflted, because they were enabled to buy n this wheat when It was thrown on the market and at tho same time they retained = it in the elevators. CITY PRICE. PER SINdLECOpy, 5 CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 5 C2NTS HUNTINGTON'S HARBOR Must Wait the Government Board's Report I IMPROVEMENT OF Sill PEDRO Provided for by Appropriation Immediately Available "OUR STEVE" WINS HIS POINT By Securing the Appointment of nn Un prejudiced Bosrd Senator Frye's "Great" Speech Failed to Pro> duced the Desired Effect Provision for the Peopled Harbor Remain* la) the Bill—Huntington's Wharf Will Be Protected II the Com mission So Decldea Special to the Herald. • —~*» WASHINGTON. May 12.—White had won. San Pedro gets $892,000, available at once. Provisions for making plana to get twenty-five feet for Inner harbor, and question for deep water harbor la referred to commission to be appointed, by the president. It was a great vic tory after a hard fight. T. E. GIBBON. A GREAT VICTORY. WASHINGTON. D. C, May 12. W. D. Woolwine, Secretary Free Harbor League, Los Angeles, Cal.: White forced Frye to accept commis sion to bo appointed by the president to pass upon deep harbor site, and San Pe dro gets $392,000 for Inner harbor. It was a magnificent tight and a great victory, and our people should be for ever grateful to the man who gained it for them. Senator Perkins stood Arm and made a splendid speech. T. E. GIBBON. COLLIS WAS SURPRISED. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 12.—Collis P. Huntington, railroad magnate and lobbyist, pulled the strings in the sen ate today and was probably the most surprised man in the Capitol building when he found how effectually his game had been blocked by Senator White. The expose of the schemes of the rail road magnate were of such a character that even the complacent senators who are usua!! ,r wlillr. 0 * to take the state ments of such old bulldozers as Senator Frye. his chief puppet, for gospel truth, could not stomach and vote for such a scheme as Senator White has shown the appropriation for the establishment of a deep water harbor at Santa Monica to be. Senator Jones of Santa Monica and Nevada was very much In evidence today and was hurrying aroundJlke a gigantic bumblebee, buttonholing senators, buz zing into their ears, taking them into the cloak room and generally doing the work which Mr. Huntington has usually to pay some lobbyist a good round sum to perform, but Senator White had dono his work so well and the statements) he had made were so convincing that his hurrying and scurrying were with out effect, as the amended amendment proposed by the latter was adopted,and a commission was authorized for the in vestigation of the merits of the two har bors, by a good majority. Senator Fryo resumed his speech today at the open ing of business. His statements wero on the same lines as those of yesterday and contained enough mistatements to fill a good sized book. THE COMPROMISE WASHINGTON. May 12.—Following is the text of the compromise amend ment to the river and harbor bill on tho proposed deep water harbor In South ern California, adopted by the senato on motion of Senator Frye: "For a deep water harbor at Port Los Angeles, in Santa Monica bay, Califor ! nia. or at San Pedro, In said state, the i location of said harbor to be determined by an officer of the navy to be detailed by the secretary of the navy; an officer of the coast and geodetic survey, to ba detailed by the superintendent of tho i survey, and three experienced civil en i gtneers, skilled In riparian work, to bo I appointed by the president, who shall ! constitute a board and who shall per- I sonally examine said harbor, the decis- I ion of a majority of which shall be final i as to the location of said harbor. It sfc'ftlf i be the duty of said board to maki plat j specifications and estimates fur saldlm i provements. Whenever said board shall i have settled to location and made re j ports to the secretary of war of the case j with said plans, specifications and estl- I mates, then the secretary of war may I make contracts for the completion of the Improvement of the harbor so se- I lected by said board according to tho i project reported by them, at a cost not exceeding In the aggregate $2,900,000, I and $50,000 are hereby appropriated, set j much thereof as may be necessary to Ibe used for the expenses of the board I and payment of civil engineers for their I services, the amount to be determined ! by the secretary of war." Hus? Must Stuv SAN FRANCISCO, May 12.-The attempt of Charles K. 11 use. ex-judge and once a lawyer of prominence, to be released from the state asylum for the Insane at High lands, has failed. The court at San Ber nardino declined to annul his commit ment to th" asylum, and today when his attorney, Fernando Florentino Gallardo, applied to the supreme court, that tribunal killed all bis hopes without gurther ex planation than that contalnqrl In thai words "writ denied." The order was signed iby Justices Harrison, Henshaw, McFar* j land and Garoutte.