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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 216.
THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS The Amended Harbor Bill Passes the Senate THE GORMAN AMENDMENT Llmlt.ii Expenditures to Ten Million* ■ Year Is Defeated Tha Htl Scat ta Cantoraaet-Stiiatort Pryt, Qtar and Vait Named aa Conferees. Bill* Passed Special te the Herald. WASHINGTON, May 13.—This morn- Ins; saw nothing left of the battle of the harbors which has held the boards In the senate for the past four days, save tha smiling oountenancea of the friends and ohamplonß of San Pedro, the bilious physiognomy of Lobbyist Boyd and soma bundles of congratulatory tele grams received by the California sena tors from grateful constituents and ad miring friends. To this list should prob ably be added the face of the senator from Banta Monica, which came as near being "long" as the naturally plump countenance ot that rotund and well fed looking gentleman can well be come. It Is generally known around the capl tol today that tha sudden abandonment of the contest by Huntington's leaders yesterday was caused by the fact that tha publicity given the Job by a long debate and Senator White's exhaustive speech had made It too heavy for some of Huntington's more Independent sup porters to carry. They notified his leaders of the defection in their ranks and gava them a choice between sub mitting gracefully or risking defeat on • vote. The former was under com pulsion accepted, and a proposition made to the friends of San Pedro to pro vide a commission such as Senator White had at one time suggested, only to be met with a peremptory rejection from Mr. Huntington's then confident leader, the chairman of the commerce committee. The recent interest shown In the matted by the president, who has the appointing of the commission, as sures the appointment of men of the highest integrity, and the amount of $50,000 provided in the bill for compensa tion of the commissioners will secure the services of the best engineering tal ent In the country. When it Is remembered that the only civil engineers who have ever decided in favor of Santa Monica were the em ployes of Huntington, there does not ap pear to be much risk to the cause of the people's harbor in the arrangement. The friends of San Pedro here, both in the senate and out of it. are highly pleased with a result which gives to that place $392,000 to be expended at once upon Its inner harbor, a survey and estimate ior outauiitßS additions, depth in the inner harbor of twenty-five feet, and every honest chance to get an appropriation of $2,900,000 carried by the bill for a deep water harbor. This Is a wonderful change from the first bill prepared by the house committee on rivers -and harbors, which carried $2. --800,000 for Santa Monica and not a cent for San Pedro. And the fact that such a change has been made In the face of the strongest lobby known in Washing ton for a quarter of a century shows what may be accomplished byl a brave, honest and able representative of the people, such as Los Angeles possesses In her own senator. THE DAY'S PROCEEDINGS WASHINGTON. May river and harbor appropriation bill was pass ed by the senate today after an unusual ly stormy experience, lasting many days. As finally passed the bill makes appro priations of $12,200,000 and authorizes continuing contracts of $64,000,000, an aggregate of about $76,000,000. During the debate today the statement was made that this was the largest aggre gate for a river and harbor bill in the history of the government. Mr. Gor man sought to secure an amendment to the bill limiting the contract expendi tures to $10,000,000 annually, but the amendment was tabled; yeas 40, nays .23. Mr. Frye, chairman of the commerce committee, closed the debate on the bill by a statement showing the remarka ble development of American commerce and the consequent decrease of the freight rates. On the final passage of the bill nine senators voted In the negative. The Dupont contest case comes up by agreement tomorrow. The river and harbor bill was taken up as soon as the senate convened, the agreement being that the final vote be taken at 3 p. m. The pending question was Mr. Gorman's amendment directing the secretary of war to so apportion con tract appropriations thut no more than $10,000,000 be expended on contracts in any one year. * Before proceeding, Mr. Vest gave no tlae of a minority report on the filled cheese bill by himself and Senators Wal thall of Mississippi, Harris of Tennes see. Jones of Arkansas and White of California. The bill was passed for the appoint ment of guardians for pensioners in the District of Columbia found to be "squan dering pension money by drinklne or vicious habits." Proceeding wlth the rlver and harbor bill, Mr. Vest opposed the Gorman amendment, declaring it would permit the secretary of war to nullify the river and harbor bill and to substitute his opinion In lieu of that of congress. He ma not: believe there would be a partls «lM n f. ch amber who would give such autocratic power to a cabinet officer He had never known a secretary of war rower Who 6 r° UM extend ■«<* vast knew trT he was a Democrat and by expenditures would be made vet tVZ'i Z*" c °7 c,a,s "P t0 March 3d. mhe (ini n a faptor to consider plwer h 1 ?"™ any suoh abdication of no M abd?cn7ron n „e n!,lßt< ' d tnat there of Rwwaf'S?™'' but a 'imitation that not m.L »u the « POretar y of war so spent » 10 -°OO.OOO would be vision "aid« Waa a n «*s«ary pro fact"ha?«°"nan. |„ view of the history'of the 'gtt**' l ™' ««* rone into tSI , rnmp nt that we have £»T/ Mr - a"rma„The wouW of not *mI2II BU Ks. es ted b y Sherman am. SillSS the government for mT£j™?L°i co n*<-aets until oon av*M made provisions for the revenues to meet them. This amendment was merely a caution to our executive offi cer that in view of our condition he must not spend more than $10,000,000 a year. The senator expressed his appreciation of the river and harbor ■ bll—the most Important of the appropriation bills — but this amendment would permit am ple expenditures with proper limita tions. In reply to a suggestion of Mr, White (Dent., Cal.) that the secretary of war had already shown a disposition to re strict river and harbor work, Mr. Gor man took occasion to express his high personal regard forthe present secretary of war, but the senator felt he could not conscientiously give his vote to a measure that would "put it In the power of one man to spend money that the gov ernment does not possess." The debate took a wide range under the five minute rule, which had been agreed on. The amendment by Mr. Gray was ac cepted, making the $10,000,000 restric tion apply specifically to contracts and not to direct appropriations. Mr. Allison proposed an amendment fixing the limitation on contract expen ditures at $12,000,000 annually. Mr. Vest moved to table the Gorman proposition and all amendments, which motion prevailed, yeas 40. nays 23. Mr. Lindsay (Dem.. Ky.) offered an amendment directing the secretary of war so to adjust contracts that not more than 20 per cent of any one appro priation would be expended in any one. y The bill was about to be put on its final passage when Mr. Frye asked fif teen minutes to answer criticisms that had been made on the bill. The senator spoke with great animation and was lis tened to with much attention. Never be fore, said Mr. Frye, had there been such unanimous demand for rivet'and har bor Improvements as there had been this year. It had come from all sections. It has been the demand of the American people, and In response to that demand this bill was presented. The bill was then put on its final passage Mr. Smith of New Jersey demanded the yeas and nays. On the roll call the bill was passed— 57 to 9. Those who voted In the negative were Bate of Tennessee, Chilton of Texas, Harris of Tennessee. Hill of New York, Smith of New Jersey and Vilas of Wis consin, Democrats; Brown of Utah. Re publican: Allen of Nebraska and-Kyle of South Dakota. Populists. The chair named Senators Frye, Quay, and Vest as conferees on the river and harbor bill. Bills were passed as follows: Amend ing the act granting pensions to sur vivors of Indian wars, so as to Include the survivors of the Fevre river war, the California Indian disturbance of 1851-52 and the Indian wars of Utah, Oregon and Washington; making one year's residence In a territory requisite i for a divorce, and for the construction of a bridge over the Mississippi river at St. Louis. Mr. Allen sought to amend the bill re lating to practice In the courts of In dian territory so as to apply to the ques tion of contempt In all United States courts except the supreme court and made aspeech In support of the amend ment. He characterized the abuse of the right of Injunction as a form of slavery. Mr. Allen said he would seek to get up the regular bill providing for con tempt of court Immediately after the disposal of the resolution for the elec tion of senators by the people. Mr. Mitchell said In turn he would make an effort to secure consideration of the latter resolution after the passage of the appropriation bills, except the ur gent deficiency. .v. Mr r j," en ."'lt*, drew his resoutlon and "'I £Hi" a " te " ;i "'y biii was passed. A bill was passed granting condemned cannon to G A. R. posts, to one of which Mr. Chandler, Republican, of New Hampshlre secured an amendment that all remaining condemned cannon be given to the national G. A. R i' 8 "' (,|oc l ' [ 1 senate adjourned. Re P" b "can steering committee or the senate had a brief meeting today for the purpose of considering the order of j business outside of appropriation bills in the-senate for the remainder of the session, but without reaching a definite conclusion, and adjourned until next Saturday. The committee decided tentatively to recommend that place be given to sev eral bills which. In their opinion, would not lead, to a prolonged debate, among them being the bills restricting immi gration, providing for the payment of 5 per cent of the proceeds of the sale of public lands to the public land state and regarding the tax on fruit brandies. It was also practically decided to nllow the bill repealing the existing law In re gard to alcohol in the arts to be con sidered with the understanding it should be taken up as an Independent measure, and not pressed, as reported by the committee on commerce, as an amendment to the brandy bill. Ths com mittee was generally of the opinion that the Pacific railroad funding and the bankruptcy bills could not be passed in view of the desire for an early adjorun ment. The committee may at Its next meeting decide to allow the friends of these measures to get them up for a test of the spirit of the senate with the understanding that If they bid fair to lead to a continued debate they will not be pressed. Senator Allison was chosen chairman and Senator Dubois secretary of the committee. IN THE HOUSE" A Long Session Devoted to the Rlnaker- Downlng Contest WASHINGTON, May 13.—The house after one of the hardest fought parlia mentary battles of the session, which continued until almost 9 oclock tonight, recommitted the contested election case of Rlnaker vs. Downing, from the six teenth Illinois district, to the commit tee on elections, with instructions to re coount the ballots In dispute. The vote' stood 139 to 35, divldd as follows: Ayea, 67 Republicans, 69 Democrats, and 3 Populists; nays, 35 Republicans. The supporters of the majority report to un seat Downing, Democrat, and seat the contestant, realized that the disaffec tion on their side was so strong that the minority report would probably be adopted, and they inaugurated a syste matic filibuster to gain time to rally their forces. The first test of strength on a motion to adjourn, 96 to 139, con firmed their susplslons, but they fought valiantly to the end and went down in the last ditch after staving off the final action for four hours. The speaker gave them considerable leeway at the begin ning of the fight, but toward the end he declined to tolerate dilatory tactics. As a last resort many of the supporters of the majority refused to vote, but the speaker counted them and the Demo crats and dissenting Republicans scored their victory. In closing the debate Mr. Dalzell de clared that a partisan decision of the case would be a disgrace to a Republi can congress. The filibusters, after hav ing exhausted every expedient, were obliged to allow the vote to be taken on the substitute for the majority resolu tion In favor of seating Rlnaker. Several advocates of the majority res olutions left the house on the roll call hut the quorum held and the snbs'ltute was agreed to, 35 to 135, eleven pres ent and not voting. The resolution as amended was then Continued on Second page. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. THTJBSDAY MOBNINGK MAY 14, 1896.-TEN PAGES. THE A. P. A. CONVENTION Prefers to Do Business Behind Closed Doors COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED Reports Are Read Regarding the State of the Order Tha Unanswered Question of Sustaining the Advisory Hoard Which Blacklisted Mc- Klnley Rouses Oreat Interest Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 13.—The su preme council of the American Protec tive association began Its routine busi ness today behind closed doors. It was decided to hold only one gessloi/ a daj\ and to devote the afternoon to commit tee work. Today's session was consum ed In the reading of reports by the offi cers. President Traynor read his an nual address, and the report of Supreme Secretary C. T. Ueatty of Chicago, and Supreme Treasurer C. C. Campbell of Minneapolis were also read. Each re port was referred to a special commit tee, and no publicity will be given them until the committees have passed upon them and decided what parts are suit able for public discussion and what should be kept secret. An effort was made by newspaper men who are dele gates to secure admission to the meet ings for members of the press, but the motion was lost. "There Is really nothing done in the metings which could not properly be heard by the public," said Mr. Dewolfe, of the Boston Standard, the chairman of the press committee. The question of sustaining the advis ory board which blacklisted McKinley, causes more Interest than any other question connected with the giuncil. Many of the delegates wear McKlnley buttons. Buttons bearing the likeness of Congressman Linton are also worn by many of the delegates. Little talk of Mr. Linton as a presidential candidate Is heard, but there ie a movement on foot to secure an endorsement of him by the Republicans for the vice-presidency. A new and apparently strong candi date for the supreme presidency of the A. P. A. has appeared on the scene in the person of J. W. Echols, an Atlanta, Ua., man. Baltimore and Atlanta are the two cities In the Held endeavoring to secure the next convention of the A. P. A. The president's message consumed one and three-quarter hours in Its reading. The secretary's report showed a great growth of the order during the past year. It stated that 963 charters for new coun cils have been issued during the past year; that the voting strength of he order has been doubled, and that the ot: --aer Is planted In every state and terri tory. The treasurer's report showed a satis factory financial condition and was ap proved by the auditing committee. Several resolutions were Introduced re lating to questions before congress. Among them were resolutions calling for more stringent immigration laws, for complete separation of church and state and for the removal of the statue of Father MarquettO from the capltol. President Trpytior hZS the following committees: Ritual and paraphernalia—G. B. Crowe, Alabama; J. W. Crawford, Okla homa; Ovid Vien, Iowa; W. J. Browne, Texas. Report of executive board— J. N. Ro bey, West Virginia; T. W. McLaughlin, Indian territory; E. J. Stickle, Ohio; R. D. Horton, South llakota; John Norest, South Carolina. Political action—J. C. Echols, Georgia; L. A. S. Davis, Massachusetts; E. H. Sel lers, Michigan; J. L. Gilbert, California; Allison Stocker, Colorado. President's message—G. W. Van Fos sen, Washington; J. Coldin Moore, Ala bama: J. J. Rhodes. Vermont; Capt. E. Dovllle, Ohio; C. E. Sapp, Kentucky. Agitation and education—George A. Murdock, Pennsylvania; R. L. Lotz, Idaho; W. A. Clark, AiVinsas; C. A. Wolf, Kansas; H. H. Cullom, Montana. Committee on press— B. H. De Wolf, Massachusetts; I. W. Allum, California; John Bushell, Seattle, Washington. The advisory board met during the afternoon and discussed various mat ters.but no conclusive action was reach ed on any one thing. The committee on the president's message met and will be ready to report to the convention to morrow. E. J. Stickle, J. N. Stillwell and Eg bart Dovllle. members of the state ex ecutive board of Ohio, have addressed the following to the national board of the association: '."We, the undersigned members of the state executive board of Ohio of the A. P. A., after careful and thorough Inves tigation of the record of William Mc- Klnley of Ohio, certify to his attitude toward our order and his American ism, and say that we do not find any evi dence to warrant the charges made against' him by the executive commit tee of your board." The friends of McKlnley In the coun cil are talking of charges against Judge Stevens brought from Ohio yesterday. All the papers bearing on the case have been printed and a copy of the charges sent to Mr. Stevens by General Gros venor of Ohio. LILLIAN'S LIAISON Mis* Ashley Takes tha Stand Against E. J. Baldwin SAN FRANCISCO, May 13.—Miss Lillian Ashley took the stand again to day when her suit against F. J. Baldwin was called before Judge Slack. Miss Ashley's direct examination was speedily ended, and then Henry E. Highton. representing E. J. Baldwin, took her iri hand for cross-examination. Several letters from Miss Ashley to Baldwin asking him to write to her were Introduced In evidence. They were in a very affectionate strain, and in one of them, some 2000. words In length, the defendant poured out her confidences. She admitted that the letters were in her handwriting. The afternoon was taken up with long series of questions as to what she did when B. J. Baldwin had called on her in Boston, at the time she was residing with the Thompsons. Mr. Hlghton's questions were very searching, but all the witness would say was that Bald win had taken her out driving and had treated her to ices. He had promised to adopt her as his daughter, she said, and had offered to pay for her education in Wellesley college. STRUCK BY A SQUALL A Sailboat Capsized and ■ Pleasure Party Drowned ASTORIA. Ore., May 13.—A special to the Astorian from Skamokawa, Wash., says: Mrs. A. R. Crosby, Frank Peterson and Charles Newell were drowned In the Columbia river last night by the cap sizing of a sail boat. A boating party which left Skamokawa Tuesday after noon for a sail in a fishing boat to Cath lamet and return consisted of Mrs. A. R .Crosby, Miss Retta K. Kennedy and Frank Peterson, Charles Newell and a Mr. Crafts of Portland. The boat was In charge of young Peterson, who was skillful In handling a boat and every thing went pleasantly until the party attempted to return. When off the mouth of the channel which turns Into Cook's slough, they raught a heavy squall and It Is thought that the. sheet got Jammed or fouled and the boat cap sized. Crafts succeeded In climbing on top of the boat, and for a time he held Mrs. Crosby, but she had no strength and he could not hold her. There was quite a fleet of boats near by, but they could not go to the rescue at once on ac count of the squall. Young Newell could not swim, and, although Peterson was a good swimmer, he seems to have per ished In his efforts to save Miss Kenne dy, Mrs. Crosby and Newell. A boat got near enough to rescue Miss Kennedy and Mr. Crafts. Miss Kennedy was nearly dead when drawn Into the boat, but the fishermen succeeded In bringing her to life. None of the bodies have been recovered. WIND AND RAIN Death and Damage Result from a Storm at St L-JU'a ST. LOUIS. May 13.—One of the most terrific wind and rain storms that ever struck this city prevailed this evening between 5:80 and « o'clock. Trees, signs. | chimneys, smoke stacks, house roofs, I telegraph and telephone poles, with their ; burdens of wires, were prostrated in the ! various sections of the city. The contin uous and heavy streams of water which fell formed a connection between trolley wires anil the ground, causing the es cape of the fluid, which resulted In a stoppage of cars all over the city dur ing the storm. Two unknown men In a skiff near the Illinois side of the river were drowned by the capsizing of their boat, and two more were thrown out of a yacht by the violence of the wind and had a narrow escape from death. At Hfteenth and Washington streets the large wooden spire of the Lutheran church was twisted so badly that its fall is expected momentarily. The 250 --foot smokestack at the Anthony Kuhn brewery was blown down. In falling it struck the comer of the brew house, cutting it off clean to the ground. Sev eral people therein had narrow escapes from death. X The storm prevailed throughout Mis souri. Kansas. Nebraska. Arkansas and lower and central Mississippi valleys. TRACK AND TRAFFIC NOTES Passenger Agents Struggling With Con veniion Rate questions Western Freight Hen Meet at Chicago, but Do Not Succeed In Stllfening Rates. A Train Wrecked SAN FRANCISCO, May 13.—The Transcontinental Passenger association held an important executive meeting to ?. T here were present Chairman B. I). Caldwell, T. H. Goodman of the Southern Pacific. W. H. Hurlbut of the Oregon Railway and Navigation com pany, Don A. Sweet of the Atla-ntlc and Pacific, E. L. Lomax of the Union Pa cific, I). A. Wadleigh of the Rio Grande Western. S. K. Hooper of the Denver and Rio Grande. W. F. Bailey of the Colorado Midland, H. C. Townsend of the Mis souri Pacific. John Sebastian of the Rock Island, J. Francis of the Burlington. Charles tf. tree of the Northern Pacific, D. I Whitney of the Great Northern, Gas ton Mesller of the Texas and Pacific. The principal matter discussed today was the proposition of making a single fare rate for the round trip to the na tional conventions. The matter has not yet been decided. CONVENTION RATES. CHICAGO. I May 13.—The board of managers of the Joint Traffic associa tion has authorized reduced rates for the following: National Prohibition party to be held at Pittsburgh, May 27, for which a rate of one fair for the round trip will be made; tickets will be sold May 24, 25 and 26, good going only on date of sale and limited to continuous passage in both directions. The same rate and con ditions will be made for the national conventions of both Republican and Democratic parties If any of the con ventions extended beyond the final re turn limit of the tickets the roads will make them good for the return trip on the day following adjournment of the convention. A one fare also for the Young People's Christian union of the United Presbyterian church, which is to be held at Omaha in August. LOW RATES DENIED CHICAGO, May 13.—The western roads have refused to make a one-fare rate for round trip for the meeting of the Trav elers' Protective association, to be held at Terre Haute, Indiana. The Western Freight association men were In session again today trying to stiffen their rates, but did not succeed In doing anything of consequence. Several of the roads have outstanding at figures that prohibit them from enter ing into any agreement to put up rates, and there seems to be no chance that the situation will be improved for some months at least. A TRAIN WRECKED DES MOINES. lowa, May 13.—The Chicago Great Western passenger train from Kansas City to St. Paul was wrecked near Talmage, sixty miles west of here, at 3 oclock this morning. It ran into a washout, the engine passing over before the track gave way, and the day coach and sleeper being ditched. The cars were not overturned In the violent stopping of the train. The passengers were badly shaken up. Mrs. E. Hamilton of Denver, en route to Ireland, and J. W. Eekells of Winterset, lowa, were badly hurt, both sustaining Internal Injuries. They were brought to a hospital here. Fire In a Consulate MOSCOW, May 13.—Last eve«»ing fire was discovered in the house in the Roj destvenski boulevard whew the Ameri can legation is lodged for the purpose of attending the ceremonies of the coro nation of the czar. An alarm was given shortly after dinner while the United States minister, Mr. Breckinridge, and his family were still In the dining room. The firemen promptly arrived on the scene and quenched the flames In about an hour. The damage from the fire was confined to the attics of the house and to the celling of the upper floors. Samoa n Complaints LONDON, May 13.—A dispatch from Berlin to the Times says: According to the Deutsche Blatter the Germans In Samoa complain that the chief Justice, Henry Ide, an American, Is ignorant of the German -language and Ignores griev ances which are written In German. They claim they are entitled to the ser vice of a judge who Is able to speak their language, as they contribute over two thirds of the taxation. Deerlng's Munificence CHICAGO, May 13.—William Deerlng, the well-known reaper manufacturer, has made a donation to the Northwest ern University at Evanston, amounting to $215,000. The gift is In real estate and bonds. , > POLITICS AND POLITICIANS California Populists Enthusias tic for Equal Suffrage SO ARE THE PROHIBITIONISTS And Both Demand the Free Coinage of Silver The Colorado Republicans Will Endorse Sena tar Teller Today, but Will Hot Bolt a tiold Platform Associated Press Special Wire. SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 13.—The first business at the Populist convention this morning was the report of the com mittee on order of business. Strong ob jection was made to the endorsement of any one for United States senator, but Cator was endorsed after warm discus sion. The temporary officers were then made the permanent officers of the conven tion, and adjournment was then taken to 1 oclock. The convention reassembled at 2:10. Fowler, chairman of the committee on platform and resolutions, submitted the platform. Its reading created the wild est applause, particularly when the dec laration of affirmation of the principles of the Omaha platform was mentioned. On motion of Cator the report was taken up seriatim. The woman's suf frage plank was first considered. Dore of Fresno moved the adoption of the res olution, and It went through without a dissenting vote. Susan B. Anthony then ascended the platform atnld a wild dem onstration of enthusiasm, and briefly thanked the convention for its action. The second clause considered was that demanding the right of direct legislation and proportional representation, with the right of referendum. An amend ment calling for an Imperative mandate was defeated. Gibson of Alameda nominated J. L. Gilbert of Fresno, and his nomination was made unanimous. D. McKay and J. V. Webster were elected presidential electors-at-large. Alfred Daggert of Tulare, John S. Dore of Fresno, E. M. Warden of Los Ange les, M. E. Dlttner of Shasta. J. A. John son of San Francisco, E. M. Gibson of Alameda were nominated for delegates at-large. From these nominations four delegates only were to be selected, and a vote returned the names of Dagget, Dore, Wardell and Dlttmer. A resolution extending sympathy to the people of Los Angeles in their strug gle for a deep-sea harbor at San Pedro was adopted, as was one expressing sympathy for the Cubans In their fight for liberty and Independence. The following resolution was adopted without debate: "Resolved, That this convention re quest the board of state harbor commis sioners to grant space for a free market next north of the passenger landing in San Francisco; and be It further "Resolved, That a copy of this resolu tion be forwarded by the secretary of this convention to the state harbor com missioners." At f1:25 the convention took a recess to permit the Sixth and Seventh Con gressional districts to elect their dele select their presidential electors. At midnight the Seventh Congressional convention announced the following nominations: Presidential elector, D. T. Fowler of Fresno: for congress, C. H. Castle of Merced; J. L. Dryden of San Diego, E. D. Dunkenson of San Bernar dino, C. F. Bennett of Orange, G. T. EU ictt of San Benito and W. H. Gllstrapof Tulare were elected delegates to the na tional convention. The Sixth Congressional convention elected H. C. Dillon of Los Angeles pres idential elector. J. L. Burnett. L.M. Dex ter, R. E. Curran, E. M. Hamilton and J. L. Steele were elected district delegates. At 1:15 a. m. the convention had not re convened, and save for the membrs of the Sixth Congressional district, which was still In session, there were not fifty delegates left In the hall. No nomination for congressman has been made In the Sixth district, it being the desire of many delegates to defer ac tion until the Democratic and Repub lican parties had made their nomina tions. The question of the nomination was being debated when report closed. A long debate followed the question of the adoption of a resolution declaring In favor of protection of American labor by restriction of foreign Immigration and a demand for the creation of a na tional non-partisan tariff tribunal of ex perts by congress, to the end that tariff agitation may be taken out of politics. The resolution was supported by Ca tor, Wllklns. Fowler, Bowman, and others in fiery speeches. Vann of Co lusa led the opposition and designated the measure as a "straddle on the tariff question." More than an hour was con sumed In considering amendments which were Anally voted down, and the resolu tion as originally presented adopted. At 6 oclock an adjournment was taken until 7:30, when the convention got down to work agatn. A resolution favoring a union with any reform party wherein a sacrifice of the fundamental principles of the Peo ple's party would not be Involved was adopted. After the adoption of the resolution nominations for the endorsement of the party for a United States senator were declared In order. C. H. Johnson of San Francisco nom inated Thomas V. Cator. At the men tion of Cator's name there was loud and continued cheering. Cator's nomination was seconded by Fowler of Fresno, Dillon of Los Angeles. Vance of Colusa and Wllklns of Santa Clara, all of whom indulged in speeches highly eulogistic of the nominee. Gore moved that nominations be clos ed. Johnson of San Francisco then mov ed that the secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of the convention for Mr. Cator. This motion was carried. There were calls for a speech from the nomi nee and Cator responded briefly: The speaker said he was confident of his be ing a member of the United States sen ate when the ballots shall have been counted at the approaching election. Ha predicted the ultimate success of the party and counseled Its members to stand firmly by the Issues they advocate. At the conclusion of Cator's speech he was given three cheers and a tiger. The Second District Congressional convention endorsed M. E. Dlttmar of Shasta for delegate-at-large to St. Louis. C. F. McGlashan of Nevada was nominated for congress. The Third District convention elected W. Brown, Llvermore: Sam Stewart, Solano; W. A. Vann, Colusa; John R. Garner, Lake; Ed. McGulre, Alameda, as delegates to St. Louis. The Fourth Congressional district nominated C. H. Johnson for presiden tlal elector, and J. A. Johnson delegate at-large. J. G. Gore, C. N. Harris, E S. Barney, W. H. Walker and T. H. Porter were chosen district delegates. The Fifth District convention electee as delegates to the St. Louts convention: Dr. J. W. Daynart, T. V. Cator, J. AY. Welch, J. W. Hints and M. W. Wilkin?. Alternates—J. D. Thompson, W. W. Turrtey, T. S. Cothran, G. W. James. Presidential elector, A. W. Thompson of San Francisco. THE COLD WATERITES STOCKTON, May lWThe state Pro hibition convention met here today and was called to order by J. M. Glass, chair man of the state central committee. Chauncey Dunn of Sacramento was elected chairman of the convention, and the usual committees were appointed. The attendance was large but not full. The committee on platform is in ses sion tonight, and will not conclude its labors until very late. The committee has agreed on the prohibition plank and the finance section Ist framed. The finance plank favors gold, silver and paper as legal tender in payment of all debts, public and private, and conse quently the committee declares for the free coinage of silver atl6 to 1. They op pose the Issuance of bonds of the govern ment In time of peace, and hold that the government should make the payment of bonds In any kind of money It may deem best. The committee also agreed to favor woman suffrage. Susan B. Anthony is here to address the convention, and Mrs. A. A. Sargent is announced to be here tomorrow. The A. P. A.'s are strong in the convention, and they will make an effort, probably with success, to have a plank of their making In the platform. Dr. McCargar of Oakland Is here with resolutions in regard to the Yountville home for dis abled soldiers. It is charged that the directors maintain on the grounds of the institution a saloon where liquors arc sold to the extent of $9000 a year and at a profit of "5 per cent, wasting the money of the veterans and causing much drunkenness and disturbance. He wants the legislature to correct this evil, and generally demands a thorough over hauling of the home. The commlft.ee on credentials report ed and the committee on order of busi ness reported and recommended that the temporary officers be made perman ent. The reports were adopted and C. A. Tupper was made the permanent sec retary' of the conventon. The order of business adopted calls for the election of twenty-nine delegates to the nation al convention to be held at Pittsburg, the election of nine presidential elec tors, election of state central commit tee, election of two national committee men, nomination of lieutenant-govern or, seven congressmen, a United States senator and a finance committee, report of finance committee and report of plat form committee. J. K. McComas of Pomona was elect ed vice-chairman, and Mrs ,H. S. Tavn tor of Berkeley was elected assistant secretary. At the meeting of the state central committee today Chairman Glass said he could no longer serve In that capac ity, as he had traveled 20,000 miles and had spent $1500 of his money in the cause. He thought $100 a month little enough to pay him. and If the committee could not pay him that amount he would resign. The committee has the matter under consideration. Tonight the attendants are present at i a lecture by John W. Wilson of Los An- I geles. Tomorrow John O. Woolley of Minne- i sota will address the public. Gen. John R. Bldwell Is here and may I be selected as the candidate for United 1 States senator. '. At a meeting of the committee on res- I olutlons tonight the platform was com pleted by the adoption of planks de- I nouncing the liquor traflc. demanding I suffrage for women, favoring arbitra tion, opposing appropriation of public funds for sectarian schools, opposing the passage of any funding bill advocating election of president, vice-president and senators by direct vote, and demanding government ownership of railroad and telegraph lines. COLORA DO REPUBLICANS PUEBLO, Col., May 13.—Senator Teller will be endorsed by formal resolution to morrow afternoon by the Colorado Re publican state convention and will be chosen by acclamation to head the dele gation to St. Louis. Free coinage and protection will be declared the cardinal principles of the Republican faith in this state, but no instructions for candidate for the presidential nomination will be given. Furthermore, there is little like lihood that the convention will instruct the Colorado delegates to bolt the St. Louis gathering If a gold standard plank is adopted and a man In harmony with such view nominated. Senator Teller's friends and supporters will have entire control of the convention, but more con servative leaders do not Interpret his re cent utterances as favoring a bolt. Sen ator Wolcott will either be overlooked in the resolutions or endorsed merely as to his light for silver. It Is now believed that McKlnley wil be the personal choice of a majority of the Colorado delegates. Senator Teller's name was cheered to the echo this afternoon at the convention for the Second Colorado district, which met at 2 oclock. The convention chose Hon. Hosea Townsend of Silver ClitT, ex congressman from California, temporary chairman and adjourned until 10 a. m. tomorrow. A. M. Stevenson of Denver and John, A. Vivian of Golden were chosen as dele gates to the national Republican conven tion by the convention of the First Con gressional district of Colorado held at Denver today. C. B. Tlmberlake of Phil lips county and John Cowie of Boulder are the alternates. No resolutions were adopted and the delegates are unin strueted, but Mr. Stevenson declared that he would follow the lead of Senator Teller. MISSOURI REPUBLICANS ST. JOSEPH. Mo., May 13.—At 4:30 this morning the Republican state con vention adjourned after resolving In fa vor of McKlnley for president and sound money. The delegates-at-large are: Chauncev I. Filley. ex-Oongresisman F. G. Niedrlnghaus, Major William War ner. J. H. Bothwell. The convention re elected Chauncey I. Filley chairman of the state central committee and adopted a resolution favoring him as a member of the national Republican committee to succeed R. C. Kerens, SOMEBODY HARMONIOUS SEATTLE, Wash., May 13.—Probably the most harmonious political conven tion ever held in this state will assemble at Everett tomorrow. The outlook is that there will be little friction In the convention proceedings. Whitman and Spokane county delegates will probably try to bring out a silver platform, but the tone of the convention will be al most entirely for sound money. A plank In favor of bimetallism, subject to inter national agreement, is likely to be adopted. ECONOMICAL BOOMING DES MOINES, Ia„ May 13.—The Alli son managers held a meeting last night at which a contract for 2000 cots was made. They will be placed in the four story building rented at St. Louis for Allison headquarters. Arrangements have been made with the Y. M. C. A. of St. Louis to furnish meals for 25 cents apiece during convention week in the headquarters. The management has twenty-five men on the road organizing Allison clubs. * fiet-wisn c O To-»«. v""ml- 7 FRESNO. May 13.—Father P. J. Jeram of Eden Valley, accompanied by Aug. Erz of San Francisco, are In this county look ing for land suitable for a large colony of Germans. They want no less than 30.000 acres and have in view certain tracts still larger. They will visit Kings county, San Luis Obispo and other parts of the state • before mtrnMbm a final choice of location. CITY PRICE, PHRSINOXE COPY, j CENTS ON TRANSr*i)R f A TION LINES, 3 CENTS THE METHODIST CONFERENCE Is Almost Ready to Begin Its Real Work REPORTS OF COMMITTEES Wilt Be Followed by the Election of _ Bishops Lay Delegates Express a Determination to Secure the Abolishment ol Tints Limit ot Pastorates Associated Press Special Wire. CL.KVKt.AND, May IS. —The delay lit the proceedings of the Methodist gen eral conference on account ot the fail ure of the committees to present their reports Is about at an end. With tha election of bishops and conference offi cers, which begins tomorrow morning, the conference will get down to real solid work, and the sessions from now on are likely to be full of interest. Following the election will come tha settlement of the time limit question and there will probably be a. spirited con test over that. The most Important business at today's session was tha adoption of a resolution changing tha time of the meeting of the general con ference from the Ist of May to the.first Wednesday in May. There was much oratorical sparring among the delegates, but the best, of spirit prevailed through out the session. A proposition whs presented by Rev. L. R. Flske of Detroit to hold the gener al conference each six years. It was re ferred to the committee on the state of the church. Chaplain C. C. MoCabe presented a constitutional amendment which for bids any missionary society from appro priating any sum in excess of the in come of the year previous. This wan to call a halt on the appropriations which have heen made in excess of income. Great interest wa.v manifested when the commit tee on episcopacy was called. Dr. Buckley reported that the commit tee is unable to report at present on tha number of bishops, but he promised ta do so the first thing in the morning. X report in which a change was proposed in the manner of baptism caused a pro longed debate. The proposition was to the effect that those who are sprinkled In Infancy could, if desired, be immersed when they grew older. This was opposed by Dr. Leonard and others on the ground that it was a discrimination against in fant baptism, and after a prolonged dis cussion the report of the committee was recommitted. The committee on the book concern made an adverse report on the recom nondatlon to establish a Methodist dally After announcements had been made he conference adjourned. iJ^J^i? 1 " 66 on episcopacy today ■hat ™,h«rT2 mmend t0 th e conference fiat Hlshops Bowman and Foster be de clared non-effective, which Is equivalent >pa he elected. It whs practically de to Kisho l , ak T th r ** me . aot,on 1n regard to Bishop Taylor of Africa but hla speech to the committee Induced It tl defer action. All three bishops were t>£ rfthl h £ C T m !, ttee ' a " ( 1 said they wdil-feSfi I. thti general conference! ......,..,, tu mat whatever the confer-. ence wouW do was the win of Sod ref«ton P to a th2 r ; h T eVer ' explained hi. success he ha V ,° rk in . Afr and the nonet- for v d achieved In raising in i,?</ , 'f' some ot th " efforts In this JJreotion being still in progress Bishnr! * OW „T2, L" «»years old, Bl?hopF6ste? '6 and Bishop Taylor 75. roster The committee dec ided to recommend AfrioSn 8 V f the "evv bishops be a man o? w a de , Boe " t ' Th '- candidate of the ■olored delegates is Dr. Bowen of Cam non theological Institute. The committe on itinerary will ree- the five year limit may be extended one year by an appeal of the congregation to the quarterly confer ence, where It must have a three-quar ters vote, after which It must recelvs the vote of a majority of the cabinet eiders, including that pra siding elder having charge of the church and then the bishop must consent This may be done year after year for five years, making the longest possible pas ,? at , r „ ten year - T he laity claims It will defeat this plan tomorrow. A minority committee report asking for the abolishment of the time limit will be submitted to the conference arid will probably be supported by the laity. The revisal committee ordered that there be presented to the conference to morrow a rule requiring that one of the first ouestions asked in examining can didates for licenses as local preachers must be that regarding the use of to bacco, so framed that a promise to whol ly abstain will be necessary. M'KINLKV IS COMING CANTON, 0., May 18.—Gov. and Mrs. McKlnley leave Friday evening for Cleveland, to remain guests of M. A. Banna over Sunday. They will attentl the Methodist conference. McKlnley on Saturday will deliver a patriotic ad dross t.o the conference on Washington. KILLED BY THE COOK Mr*. Henry Schwatka and Her Child Shot by a Servant YREKA.May 13.—Mrs. Henry Schwat ka and her 6-year-old daughter lren« were shot to death by the Chinese cook at their Butte creek ranch, about twen ty miles from here, today. The China man was dead also when found, and It is expected that he committed suicide after killing the mother and child. Ah attempt had been made to kill an infant child, but it failed. Two men traveling through from Washington discovered the still warm bodies of the famlly.and notified the neighbors. By the time they reached the house Mr. Schwatka had re turned home and found his dead family. A messenger brought the m v i to YfS fa this evening at 5:30 and Coroner Scho fleld has just left for the scene. Mrs. Sc hwatka was a native of Yreka, being the second daughter of M. Sloper of this place. Detrctive Smith Dead SACRAMENTO, May 13.—Will Smith, the noted railroad detective, died in this city today at the railroad hospital. Smith had been an inmate of that insti tution about two weeks, and while ha had come here to be treated for a cancer on the nose, his death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. Smith was about .1* years of age. He was recognized aa one of the most brilliant detectives on the coast. It was largely through hl» efforts that the Sontag and Evans gang of train robbers was broken up. The body was this evening shipped tai Smith's former home In Los Angeles. \ 0n,..' C a n|le*>'»* GLASGOW. May 13. -Emperor Wllliam'B new yacht Meteor was launched at th» Henderson yards today. After her spars have been set she will be towed toGourock for the purpose of rlglgng Her. After tha launch Lord Lonsdale, who represented) the emperor, said that the Meteor would posisbly challenge for the America's cap next season If she proved to faster thaa Valkyrie 111,