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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.

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