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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 246.
THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS Tbe River and Harbor Bill Now a Law If PASSES OVER THE VETO Alter Three Hours of Bitter and Personal Debate Only Plva Votee divan to Sustain tha Veto. Pushing flualneaa In Anticipation af Early Adjournment Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, June B.—The senate today passed the river and harbor bill over the president's veto by a vote of 66 to 6. This was the last step In making the bill effective, and it is now a law. The vote was taken after three hours of spirited debate, during which the pres ident was criticised and defended, the remarks at times being directly and bit terly personal. Tho opposition to the veto was expressed by Senators Vest, Sherman, Pettigrew, Hawley and But ler, while the veto was defended by Sen ators Vilas, Hill and Bate. When a partial conference report was presented on the naval appropriation bill Mr. Quay moved that the senate recede from its amendment reducing the number of battleships from four to two. This brought on an extended debate. In its course, Mr. Tillman spoke in his usual way on "armor robberies." He referred to the grip by the throat which the armor concerns had on congress, and, looking around the senate, asked If there were any attorneys or a lobby here, or senators Interested In seeing these con tracts given out. A final vote on the Item of battleships will be taken at 1 oclock tomorrow. The contest for the right of way arose as soon as the senate met today. Vest of Missouri, who, In the absence of Frye, Is tn charge of the river and harbor bill, sought to have the president's veto taken up. This was opposed by Petti grew of South Dakota, in charge of the Indian appropriation bill conference re port. Vest urged the suspension and possible obstruction of the improvement of the International waterways was of more moment than any other one sub ject save that of national honor. It was Imperative the question be settled now, so If the veto was sustained it could be determined whether any other river and harbor bill was to be framed. The veto order was taken up—yeas 38, nays 10. The negative vote was: Democrats- Bate, Chilton, Harris, Palmer, Vilas. Republicans—Brown, Merrill, Pettigrew. Pritchard, Teller. Vest said the veto contained state ment which, however, much he respect ed the high offlce of president, ought not to go unchallenged. The senator did not question the president's veto preroga tive, but said the framers of the consti tution never intended this power should be used In the ordinary affairs of the government. It was to be a power to meet an extraordinary emergency, when pop ular passion led to hasty legislation, or when a constitutional question was in volved. The early presidents, who stood nearest the constitution, exercised the veto power but seven times; twice by Washington, five times by Madison; never by Jefferson or John Adams. Vest then analyzed the statements in the veto regarding extravagance. The president had, he said, stated the bill made direct appropriations of $14,000,000, while in fact they aggregated $12,608,900. differ ence of 1,391,100. Vest took up the other Items, showing the totals were less than the president's statements would indi cate. The senator said, as to the general charge of extravagance, that In consid ering the vast interests Involved, this measure was reasonable. There were items open to question, yet as In all legislation this was the result of a com promise. Vest said he addressed a letter to General Craighlll, chief of engineers, asking for facts as to the statement of the president that he had learned from official sources that bill contained ap propriations intended to serve private interests. The senatlor said General Gralghill made no reply, but in response to a telegraphic query answered the let ter had been "referred to the secretary of war for Instructions." Up to this date no information had been given. "So for reasons best known to the ad ministration,' said Vest, bitterly, "it Is considerd best not to go into details but to indulge in general and hysterical declamation as to the alleged extrava gance and favoritism in it." Vest said he believed one of the presi dents' charges applied to the Brunswick, Georgia, harbor, one of the best and most economical Improvements in the country. The senator spoke of cheaper rates of transportation resulting from Improvements at the Soo, New Orleans Baltimore, New York. Boston and else where. In the platform on which Cleve land was first nominated was a strong plank for water Improvements, and his early mesage endorsed, these Improve ments. Vest predicted that in the near future legislation would be directed to further develop International commerce and cheapening transportation Senator Sherman said he would vote to pass the bill over the veto because the Improvement of the waterways of the country was one of the most Import ant branches of national development and one In which other great nations ♦T/n f"£°?rl n .? 2*2? greater advances than the United States. Moreover the legislative branch was given the exclu- Blve right "to aprpopriate money " li} 3 , H me to cu .'; b thls da "y exercise of the veto power," declared Mr. Sher man. It Is a most extreme power and a dangerous one unless exercised only in the most extreme cases involving con stitutional questions. But this wise re striction is set aside and we have a veto every week or so—every day or so " Mr. Smith (Dem., N. J.) said thJs dis cussion of the veto power was not new As a result of personal inquiry at the en gineer department, he was able to state that this bill contained appropriations Of $10,500,000 for projects which had not been approved by the government en gineers and $1,500,000 for projects which the engineers had reported as unworthy Mr. Vilas said that the bill contained Important appropriations for his state but he could not bring himself to the conviction that this great burden should be added t othe distressed shoulders of the people of the country. He regarded the criticisms o fthe veto by Mr Vest as Inconsequential. The appropriations of this congress would exceed $500,000,000 before reporting the river and harbor bill. Congres had come to dealing with vats sums as lightly as would some ori ental prince who had no comprehension of values. The appropriations of the pres ent congrelss would outstrip those of the congress which became famous as the "billion dollar congress." Where was the money coming from? asked Mr. Vilas. Was lt coming from more taxation or more bonds? "Of course the secretary of the treas ury will have to stop paying when he has no more money to pay with," ex claimed Mr. Vilas, "but is It the desire *-t this congress to drive the treasury into bankruptcy? The senator from Ohio (Sherman) appealed for more revenue, as though considering revenue was some legislative trick." instead of that, he saiid, more revenue meant more taxation, sucked with the tremendous force of law from the pro duct of labor, and burning deeper the 6tripea Into the shoulders of labor. Be cause of this recklessness of expenditure he would vote to sustain the veto. Mr. Berry (Dem., Ark.) while deprecat ing extravagant appropriations, regret ted that the attacks should be directed against the bill which most benefitted the agricultural classes. Mr. Pettigrew, Republican of South Dakota, in expresing the belief that the time had come for the constitutional amendment limiting the veto power, made a violent attack upon the presi dent. "The present occupant of the White House," continued Mr. Pettigrew, "Is not content with the violation of the constitution by the exercise of the veto power alone, but with utter disregard of his sacred oath of offlce, as well as of the constitution, he overrides the laws, in fluences congressmen with patronage, enriches his favorites at the expense of the public—ln fact, permits no restraint, but his imperial will. He has refused to enforce the laws of congress so often that the list of violations is next only to his vetoes. He has sold bonds at pri vate sale, to his favorites and former associates upon terms and at a price many millions of dollars below the mar ket price of the bonds on the day of such private sale. In view of these facts. It was time for congress to give some attention to these usurpations If this government la to survive we can no longer look with indifference upon the shameful autocracy of Grover Cleve land." Mr. Bate, Democrat of Tennessee.sup ported the veto and opposed the bill The issuance of bonds was behind this measure, he said, or else a tariff bill which would overtop even the McKinley Mr. Stewart, Populist of Nevada, op posed the veto because he thought river and harbor Improvements were meritor ious. Mr. Hawley supported the bill and pointed out Its general features of merit I am sorry to find the president dom inated by this sad spirit of pessimism," said Mr. Hawley. "There Is no decad ence of the love and respect of our peo ple for their government. Millions of men are ready tn lay down their lives for C ? U .£ tr ?V 1 130 not thlnk presl "'l' . 8 , Unl t"<> States ought lightly to make this remark." Mr. Hill upheld the veto power, de claring that the fine distinctions and limitations which had been stated were in the brains of senators, but not in the constitution. Senators had quoted Jack son, but Mr. Hill reminded them that Old Hickory himself had inaugurated the vetoing of river and harbor bills, and in 1832 interposed the first veto of such a measure. In conclusion, Mr. Hill offered a reso lution proposing an amendment to the constitution providing that the presi dent may veto a specific item of an ap propriation bill without vetoing the en tire bill. Mr. Butler, Populist, of North Caroli na spoke of the presidential use of pa tronage to influence legislation and elec tions. This, with the veto power, made the president an autocrat more danger ous than a king of England ever could be. This closed the speechmaklng, and the vote was taken resulting in the passage of the bill over the president's veto— yeas,s6, nays 6, as follows: Yeas—Republicans: Aldrlch, Allison, Burrows, Cannon, Carter, Chandler, Clark, Cullom. Davis, Dubois, Elklns, Gallinger, Gear, Hill. Hansbrough, Hawley, Lodge, Mcßrlde, Mitchell of Oregon, Nelson, Perkins, Pettigrew, Piatt, Pritchard, Quay, Sherman, Shoup, Squire, Teller, Warren, Wetmore, Wilson and Wolcott—33, (challenged): Democrats: Bacon, Berry, Brice, Faulk ner, George, Gibson, Gorman, Jones of Arkansas, Lindsay, Mills, Mitchell of Wisconsin, Morgan, Pascoe. Pugh, Till man, Turple, Vest, Walthall and White —19; Populists: Butler, Jones of Neva da, Peffer and Stewart—4; total, 56. Nays—Democrats: Bate, Chilton, Hill, Smith and Vilas—s. Mr. Sherman endeavored to go on with the filled cheese bill, but Mr. Vest ob jected, stating that he was tired of hav ing this fllled-cheese bill thrust forward constantly. Mr. Vest said the bill could be defeat ed by filibuster, but this would not be re sorted to. The partial report on the naval ap propriation bill covering all questions except the item of battleships and the price of armor plate was agreed to, and on the question of a further conference Mr. Chandler took the lioor. He urged that it made little difference whether four battleships were ordered now, or two now and two next year. Mr. Chandler referred to some criticism made of Mr. Mills' course in advocating the freedom of Cuba and yet voting to reduce the number of battleships. "If these ships can be used for the In dependence of Cuba," Interrupted Mr. Mills; I will vote for four, Aye or six of them." t : Mr. Lodge, Republican of Kansas, urged that the senate should recede from its amendments on battleships, and agree to the four provided for by the house. The United States stood alone. This was apparent, he said, in the tone of the European press. Under such cir cumstances we should be In a position to command peace. There would never be the slightest danger of war, unless through the weakness of our navy and the defenseless condition of our coasts. Mr. Quay, Republican of Pennsyl vania, moved to recede from the senate amendment, reducing the number of bat tleships to two. An extended debate as to the cost of armor plate was participated In by Sen ators Quay, Bacon, Chandler and Till man. Mr. Tillman spoke in his usual breezy style. He said he did not object to the law providing that all armor must be of American make, but he objected to having the American concerns rob the government. He wanted to see whether those companies could take the government and congress by the throat. The vote on receding from the senate amendment limiting the price of armor would show the power of these "armor robbers." He declared that the inves tigation of armor frauds two years airo kiii'it! into the senate ln order t0 v °t e . o " Mr. Quay's motion was not reached but an agreement was made to vote at 1 oclock tomorrow. At 6:15 the senate adjourned. IN THE HOUSE The Sessions Lengthened Pending the Pinal Ai'liurnment WASHINGTON, June 3.-The house today began clearing the decks for final adjournment by extending the length of the dally sessions. The house met at 11 oclock and sat until 0. In addition to this Mr. Dingley, the floor leader of the majority, gave notice that henceforth he should object to all leaves of absence save such as were -.equested on account of sickness. The importance of keepine a quorum constantly in attendance he explained, compelled him to take this step. A. partial conference report on the fh! :e hm dCfi T1 cy V lll was agreed to and tho bin sent back to further confer ence. The Murray-Elliott contested case from the First South Carolina district (Continued on Page 2.) THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. THURSDAY MORNING* JUNE 4, 1896. POLITICS AND POLITICIANS Kentucky Democrats Assemble In State Convention SILVER MEN IN CONTROL Qoll Standard Speeches Provoke a Storm of Hisses Every Reference to Free Silver Received With Wild Applause—Political Notes Prom Vanoua Other Placca Associated Press Special Wire. LEXINGTON, Ky„ June 3.—The drift of the Democratic state convention to day has been to make Senator Black burn and Gen. P. Watt Hardin, the de feated candidate for governor, his suc cessor in the senate. The convention Is ten to one for the 16 to 1 ratio. It was though before the district met that the gold standard men would get the Chi cago delegates and other representa tives out of three districts, but the Lou isville district is the only one that the gold men controlled, and the committee ,on credentials is laboring all night on contests that may wrest the Fifth dis trict from the gold men and give a solid delegation to Chicago for free silver. The delegation Is instructed to vote as a unit for Hlackburn at Chicago, and Blackburn is sitting up all night taking part In the contests before the commit tee on credentials. Blackburn's con ciliatory course was followed in the res olutions and the various speeches of Blackburn and Hardin, not to give on» iota of their victory away, Is likely to be followed In the report on credentials in the event a bolt tomorrow is proba ble. The First and Second districts to day condemn Secretary Carlisle by name In their resolutions and all of the dis tricts except the Fifth condemn the na tional administration, but the commit tee and convention were more conserva tive. The convention at one time at tempted to prevent the Fifth district delegates from voting till the report on credentials was adopted. Col. J. B. Hickey of Missouri, member of the Bland executive committee, has been conferring with Blackburn during the day and It is stated the relations be tween them are not only pleasant but also satisfactory. The features of the day were not so much the speeches of Blackburn'and Hardin, as the ovations that were ten dered them in the hotels, convention hall or wherever they appear. Hot fights are expected tomorrow on creden tials and- resolutions. J. C. S. Blackburn. W. P. Hardin, John S. Rhea and W. T. Ellis have been determined upon for delegates at large and W. K. Wheeler of Paducah for per manent chairman. DISTRICT DELEGATES. LEXINGTON, Ky., June 3.-At a meeting of delegates by congressional districts today, two delegates and two alternates from each district for the na tional convention at Chicago were se lected, as well as state committeemen, offleers and members of the various con vention committees. The following are the district delegates: First—Oliie M. James, Crittenden; Augustus Thomas, Graves. Second—J. M. Dennis, Hopkinsville; E. P. Millett, Owensboro. Third—E. L. Perkins, Elkton; J. M. Richardson, Glasgow. Fputh—R. B. Lancaster .Lebanon; D. R. Murray, Cloverport. Fifth—W. B. Haldeman, Zachariah Phelps, Louisville. Sixth—J. S. Walton,Boone; I. S.Scott, Grant. Seventh—lt. F. Peak, Lagrange; T. E. Moore, Shaw. Eighth—J. A. Tomlinson, Lancaster; G. C. Gilbert, ShelbyvlUe. Ninth—George R. Vincent, Lawrence, George W. Uramleit, Carlisle. Tenth—John E. Garner, Winchester; George B. Clay. Eleventh—V. L. Smith, Pulaski; C. M. Sallee, Adair. District electors: First—J. C. Flournoy; Second, C. B. Bradford; Third, Edward Drake; Fourth, Augustus Brown; Fifth.Walter McKay; Sixth, Harvey Meyers; Sev enth, W. P. Kimball; Eighth, L. Carter; Ninth, W. G. Ramsey; Tenth, J. M. Webb; Eleventh, Henry M. Buchamp. Committee on Resolutions—First, H. J. Stone; Second, Henry Allen; Third, I. N. Goodnight; Fourth, W. H. Sweeney; Fifth, A. J. Carroll; Sixth, J. R. Orr; Sev enth, Evan E Settle; Eighth, J. B. Thompson; Ninth, H. C. Smith; Tenth, J. T. Winn; Eleventh, W. O. Newell. Silver men control all the districts ex cept the Fifth, in which Louisville is lo cated. In the Fifth district, all receiv ing places were not only instructed for the gold standard, but each candidate was made to pledge himself. It was raining this afternoon as the delegates to the Democratic state con vention assembled. Hon. Charles Long, chairman of the state Democratic cen tral and executive committee, selected last year when the gold standard men controlled the organization, in calling the convention to order, said: "While I, with many other Democrats, differ with you greatly on the money Issue and regard It as the issue of su preme importance to our country, I, as a Democrat.submlt the issues and results to the party. The Issue will be met by the Democratic party In our national convention and if your positions and views prevail andare approved,my can did judgment is that you will be most grieviously disappointed. We hope that the action here and in Chicago may be tempered with wisdom and sound judg ment for the best Interests of the party, and we shall await the result when the people pass judgment at the November election and render their verdict accord ingly. Before I conclude, 1 beg your kind Indulgence to state that Grover Clevelands stands today as the equal In devotion to the best interests of our government and faithful service of any president such as preceded him in office, and the country is indebted to the Demo cratic party for his election, and I doubt not that you will give him your support. "John G.Carlisle stands for the Ameri can people today as one of the purest statesmen and patriotic public servants. He, today, embodies the elements of the political character and capacity and faithfulness that would make him the next Democratic president If our party could have and exercise the clearness of the political foresight that lies before us." There were some cries of dissent dur ing Chairman Long's address. When the speaker reached the part of his address referring to Mr. Cleveland, there was a storm of hisses, and the demonstration kept up so that some of the delegates heard none of the remarks about Car lisle or the conclusion of his address. There was a change of scene to one of continuous applause when Judge Rhea, the champion bf free silver, presented the name of Senator Charles K. Bron ston of Lexington for temporary chair man, and absolute silence prevailed when Bennett Young presented Judge Alexander Humphreys of Louisville on the part of the gold standard men for temporary chairman. He commanded attention until he referred to Judge Humphreys as ably representing the views of those great statesmen, Cleve land and Carlisle, and then he could not be heard on account ot hissing. The call of the 119 counties was in terrupted by several con test announce ments, but was finally announced: Bronston, representing silver, and Humphreys, representing gold; Bron ston, 091; Humphreys, 2(1. The thirty votes of Kenton county, the home of Carlisle, were cast for Bron ston; the solid vote of the fifth district, which Includes Louisville, and a good part of the vote of the mountainous counties in the tenth and eleventh dis tricts, .were cast for Humphreys, the gold candidate. Bronston made an eloquent free-sil ver speech, congratulating the Democ racy of Kentucky, "Who, no longer be ing tempted by the lure of gold, are at last securing such standing as to rep resent the rank and file of the Democ racy of the commonwealth." After Bronston's remarkably vigorous and lengthy speech, there were repeat ed calls for John S. Rhea, who addressed the convention on the coinage question. Like Bronston, he was greeted with re peated and continuous rounds of ap plause. Senator Blackburn responded to re peated and continuous calls and ad dressed the convention for an hour on the lesson of the great silver victory in Kentucky last Saturday and the duty of the representatives of the people in this convention He condemned in the most severe terms the national administration as favoring the money class and disregard ing the rights of the people; he describ ed how the federal power was usurped for the purpose of defeating the election of a United States senator because he stood on the platform of the people and not of the money power. He has fre quently Interrupted by applause and be tween these outbursts commanded the closest attention. At the conclusion of the senator's ad dress recess was taken until 8 pm. On re-assembling the committees were not ready to report, and the convention was addressed by Evan Settle, Oilie James, W. P. Thron, James Tyler. Gen eral Hardin and others on free coinage. At 10:30 the chairman announced that the committees could not report, when the convention adjourned until 9 oclock tomorrow morning. The committee on resolutions com pleted its work tonight and was ready to report, but the report on credentials was wanted first and that -committee will no be through tonight. The major ity report reaffirms Democratic prin ciples and says: We are in favor of an honest dollar, a dollar worth neither more or less than one hundred cents. We favor bl-metal ism, and to that end we demand the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and' silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 as standard money, with equal legal tender power, Independent of the action or advice of any other nation. We hold that the secretary of the treasury should exercise his legal right to redeem all coin obligations in gold either gold or silver, as may be more convenient, and we are opposed to the issuance of bonds in time of peace for the maintenance of the gold reserve or for any other purpose. We are opposed to the national bank ing system and to any enlargement of its powers, and opposed to any con traction of the currency by the retire ment of greenbacks or otherwise. We are for a tariff for revenue only. The A. P. A. is denounced and the del egates to Chicago are Instructed to vote for J. C. S. Blackburn for president. A minority report will be presented by A. J. Carroll, member of the commit tee from Louisville. It omits endorsing Blackburn. Its financial plank reads: AYe insist upon a firm maintenance of the present legal standard of value with such use of legal tender silver coins and paper, convertible into coin on demand, as can be maintained without impair ment or endangering the credit of the government or' diminishing the purch asing or debt paying power of the money in the hands of the people, and in the ab sence of an international agreement we protest against the free coinage of sil ver or the compulsory purchase of sli ver bullion by the United States as in jurious to industrial and commercial interests of the country, and especially disastrous to the interests of the farmer and the laboring man. KANSAS DEMOCRACY. TOPEKA, Kan., June 3. —Temporary Chairman Sheridan of Paola, in the Democratic state convention today made a speech straddling tlie financial issue. He referred to Cleveland as "dar ing, intrepid, wise and patriotic," and the administration delegates smiled glee fully. When he alluded to free silver the convention applauded wildly. Tlie chairmans' reference to "sound money" and a single gold standard was received with little applause, followed by jeers from all parts of the house. The silver Democrats ruled every thing. Besides choosing six delegates at large to Chicago, the convention rati fied the selections to two each from each congresional district. These were chos en by the conventions' members repre senting their respective districts and were then passed upon by the conven tion, which, being strongly for silver, insured the entire delegation to Chicago for the white metal. Following are the delegates at large: ex-United States Senator John Martin, Topeka; David Overmeyer, Topeka; J. D. McCleverty, Fort Scott; James lie- Kinstry, Hutchinson; J. H. Atwood, Leavenworth; Frank Bacon, Chanute. The platform eulogizes President Cleveland, but disagrees with him on finance. The money plank is as fol lows: "Resolved, That we demand the free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold at the ratio of ltito 1, without await ing the action of any other government or people, as we believe this country Is large enough to establish and maintain its own financial system." The resolutions were adopted amidst cheers by the free silver followers and stoical silence on the part of sound money men. OHIO SILVERITES. COLUMBUS, 0., June 3?— A convention of silver men was held this afternoon in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium for the pur pose of electing delegates to the St. Louis silver convention next month. Only twenty delegates were present. In the course of a somewhat lengthy speech, General A. J. Warner of Mariet ta, Ga., gave a history of the movement for the independent silver convention General Warner said that during the past forty-eight hours he had been in conference with Senators Jones of Ne vada, Jones of Arkansas, Morgan of Alabama and others, and that all were agreed on the proposition that the issue must be fought out this year. It would be divulging no secret. General Warner said, to state whom they looked on as the coming candidate in the ever* of the Democrats falling to come out for free silver. This man is Senator Henry M. Teller of Colorado. Mr. Teller was satisfactory to all the silver men with whom he had talked. ARIZONA DEMOCRATS PHOENIX. Ariz., .Tune 3.—The Dem ocratic convention of Maricopa county in electing delegates to the territoria' convention endorsed J. L. B. Alexander for delegate to the national convention. The convention meets in Phoenix, June Sth, Monday, to select delegates to the Chicago convention. IN THE WORLD OF SPORT Albert Edward's Persimmon Wins the Great Race NOT FOR A HUNDRED YEARS lias a Prince of Wales Owned a Derby Winner Very Naturally tha Prince la Pleased and (lives a Greet Big Banquet to Jockey Club Members Associated Press Special Wire. EPSOM, England, June 3.—Persim mon, the Prince of Wales' colt, at 5 to 1, against, won the Derby today. Leopold de Rothschild's St. Frusquin was sec ond and H, E. Reddington's Earwig was third. Persimmon's was the best Derby time since 1807. This is the tirst time in 180 years that a Prince of Wales has won the blue rib bon of the turf. In 1788, the prince, who subsequently reigned as George IV., won the Derby with Sir Thomas, the favorite, and it may be remarked as a coincid ence that there were eleven starters then and eleven horses ran in the race today. The weather was hot and oppressive, although there were showers during the morning. Rain had not affected the course to any appreciable extent, and it was pronounced the hardest on record. A report circulated yesterday by the Pall Mall Gazette that Persimmon, the Prince of Wales' entry for the Derby, had been Injured, was entirely unfound ed. The prince's colt did well in the ex ercise In the morning, and looked fit to give St. Frusquin, the favorite, a hard push. In the opinion of the oldest race-goers there was never so little betting on the Derby as this year. The Duke of West minster's Regret was scratched at noon. Betting at noon was 13 to 8 on St. Frus quin; 9 to 2 against Persommon; 9 to 1 against Teufel. The horses weren sent way at 3:23 p. m., Bay Ronald taking the lead for the first 200 yards with Teufel second and Earwig third, St. Frusquin and Persim mon last. After the quarter-mile post had been passed Gullstan went to the front and St. Frusquin crept up at the top of the hill. At the half-way mark Brad ward me was first Teufel and Persimmon follow ing. A quarter of a mile from home St. Frusquin was first, losely followed by Persimmon, and then took place one of the most magnlfient finishes of modern times. It was nip and tuck, nose and nose, almost to the finish line; in fact, the finish was so close as to cause much comment, only the Judge being in posi tion to tell accurately which horse was the winner, and many persons thought St. Frusquin had crossed the line ahead. Persimmon, however, won by about a neck, two lengths separating St. Frus quin and Earwig, and Teufel was fourth. The time, 2:42, was very fast, consider ing that the course was said to be at its hardest. Among the Americans present was Henry Rose of San Francisco. The Americans became enthusiastic when Mr. Wishard's Helen Nicoll, ridden by Reiff, won the Epsom town plate, five furlongs, for 3-year-olds and upward. Helen Nicoll was first, Royal Flush sec ond, Marble third. Eight horses ran. Betting was 100 to 8 against Helen Nicoll. The news of the victory of Persimmon at Epsom caused great excitement in London. There were large crowds of people at Victoria station and along the route to Marlborough house to witness the return of the royal party. The prince was accorded a most enthusiastic reception, wild and continuous cheering, which the prince smilingly acknowl edged, being heard from the depot to Marlborough house, when the heir ap parent appeared, subsiding only some time after he had disappeared from public view. During the evening, com mencing at 8:30 p. m., the prince gave a dinner to the members of the Jockey club, the meal being one of the most sumptuous and brilliant served at Marl borough house for many years past A !HR e £& silv r r valued at from $100,000 to $200,000, was used, and the sideboard was burdened with racing and yachting cups, trophies of the prince's victories on land and water The Evening Standard's Epsom corre spondent telegraphs that the finish for the Epsom town plate was peculiar, the duke of Devonshir's Marble appearing to get home cleverly from Royal Flush with Helen Nicoll third. But, the cor respondent adds, the number of Royal Flush was hoisted as the winner and in a moment was lowered and Helen Nic oll's number was substituted. Loates who was on Royal Flush, thought he had won and that Helen Nicoll was third. BROOKLYN HANDICAP NEW YORK, June3.—Tomorrow oc curs the running of the Brooklyn han dicap, at a mile and a quarter, over the Gravesend track, and while the field is not likely to be large, nine horses being entered, according to the list given out tonight there ought to be a good race. The probable starters.weights and Jock eys are as follows: Clifford, 125 A Clayton; Kennan, 121, Griffin; Counter Tenor, 120. Hamilton; Sir Walter 113 Taral; Nankipooh, 112, Doggett; Horn pipe, 111, Lamley; St. Maxim, 108, Simm s Shore, 103, T. Sloan; Paladin. 93. O'Leary. The list is smaller than had been ex pected, for several have fallen by the wayside, owing to lack of condition Clifford is the favorite, with St. Maxim and Sir Walter coming next in favor. Counter Tenor will be guided by Hamil ton, who is riding better than ever and who will have to take five pounds pen alty. The winner of last year's handi cap will not lack for backers, as he is in good hands and Lakeland thinks a good deal of him. Keenan (not Kennanl lias yet to show that he has any business in the race. Nankipooh is an unknown quantity this year, although he was said to have a fine chance when the weights were first sent. Lake Shore and Pal adin are liable to be th" extreme out siders in the betting. Only once in th» history of the stake has it been won by a favorite, and many are figuring upon that, forgetting the fact that the race has heretofore been the first of the year in the east and ail the starters have been sent to the post for the first time since the winter's rest, with only their work to guide men in their estimates. This year they have been tried and their ca pacity is pretty well known, so flukes are not so likely to^iecur. HANDSPRING HPRT. NEW YORK. June said to night that Handspring's heels were bad ly cracked as a result of Tuesday's race which is the reason the horse will not start in the Brooklyn handicap tomor row. Mr. Dwyer seemed not a little disap pointed over the matter. The odds to night were furnished by a leading layer of the Metropolitan Layers' club, and are as follows: Clifford, even; Counter Ten or, 15 to 1; Nankipooh. lO to 1; St. Maxim, 8H to 1; Palailin. 20 to 1; Keenan, 20 to 1; Sir Walter, fi to 1; Hornpipe, 15 to 1; f,ake Shore, 20 to 1. INGLESIDE RACES SAN FRANCISCO, June 3—Results at Ingleside: Four and a half furlongs—Howard S. won. Dura second, Laura Burt third; time, o:Sstt. One mile—Cahrillo won, Imported Ivy second. Little Cripple third; time, 1:42%. Six furlongs—Major Cook won, Leve na second, Linville third; time, 1:15. One mile and a half —Huntsman won, Esperance second, Duke Stevens third; time, 2:5 Si/2. Six furlongs—Dongara won, Jerome S. second, Little Tousrh third; time, 1:17%. Six furlongs—Morven won, Hearts ease second. Sennit third; time, 1:15%. Six furlongs—Miss Gentry won, Ner voso second, Abl P, third; time, I:lsft. I.lgleside Entriee The following is the list of entries and weights for the races to be run at the Ingleside track today, which are posted at the Los Angeles Turf club. 212 South Spring street. Commissions received on these races and full descriptions of the events: Finst race, half mile, 2-year-old maid ens, purse— Vlncitor lus, Rosa Mairenta OS. Gertrude 105. Santa Paula 110. Amelia S. 110 Alazan 105, Vanish US. Modestla 110, EI La drone lfiS, Miss Hichman lis. Second race, seven-eighths of a mile— Levina C. 101. Tiberius 93. Schnitz 107. ( har treuse 11. 105, Bed Glen 106, Little Cripple Third race, three-nuarters of a mile, 3 yoar-olds—Tennessee Maid 117. Trappean 122, Lady Gray 117. Belle Oak 117. Yucatan 11. 117, Miss I'ollard 117, Bonnie Doubt 117. Cardwell 122. Fourth race, mile, selling—Seaside 99. Miss Kuth 95. Yankee Doodle 90. Road run ner 104, Instigator 90, May Day 104. St. Lee 90. Fifth race, seven-eighths of a mile, sell ln<r—Circe 110. Doubtful 101, Bkalkaho 101. RlfT Chief 101. Artlctts 117. All Smoke 110. Meadow Lark 112, Tonlno 101, Commission 114. Hanford 112. Pollock 101. My Sweet heart 110. Gov. Rurtd 101, Marlorio 99, God Biur 114, Navy Rlue 112. Elmer F. 114. Sixth race, five-eighths of a mile, sollfne; —Mt. Roy 114. Irma 110. Reno 114 Harry Lewis 114. Pecksniff 117. Red Bird 114. Fleet 114. Chinook 110. Zohair 117. Miss Gentry 112. Marble Rock 114. Duke Stevens 117. Nervoso 112. Gondola 112. Clear: track (rood. GRAVESEND. June 3.—Fourth race, Brooklyn handicap, mile and a quarter— Clifford 125. Keenan 121. Counter Tenor 120. Sir Walter 113. Nanki Pooh 112. Hornpipe 111, St. Maxim 108, Lake Shore 103, Paladin A Trotting Race NEW YORK, June 3.—Baron Crisp, owned by James Butler, of the Driving club of New York, proved himself to be a great trotter by winning every heat of the 2:24 race in a Jog. He trotted three-quarters of a mile at the rate of 2:11 In the second heat. Summaries: 2:15 class, trotting, purse $600—Ernsie won all heats; time, 2:1894, 2:14%, 2:15*1. Nutshell. King Albert and six others also started. , 2:24 class, trotting, purse, $500—Baron risp won all heats; time, 2:16%, 2:15%, 2:15%. Grace Hastings, Piloteen and seven others also started. IN THE RING Sharkey Whlpa Willlann-Needham and Oal. lasher Hunt a Draw SAN FRANCISCO, June 3.—Five thousand people tonight saw Tom Sharkey, the giant sailor from the Mare Island navy yard, knock out Jim Will lams, the heavy weight champion of 1 tah. Williams was knocked all around the ring in the eight round, and at last his seconds threw up the sponge to save him further punishment. The Sharkey-Williams fight was the star event nf the series given at the Me chanics' pavilion tonight by tlie Nation al Athletic club. The entertainment opened with a four-round contest be tween Gorge Allen of Chicago and Ar thur Walker of Australia. Walker weighed In at 147 pounds and Allen at 146. Walker was the aggressor throughout, and In the fourth round he knocked Allen about the ring until the police in terfered, and the decision was given to the Austi alian. Patsy Corrlgan at 180 pounds and Billy Smith at 172 stepped into the ring next, and fought six rounds, at the end of which Corrlgan was so, badly worsted that the decision was given to Smith. Corrlgan appeared to have considerable superfluous tlesh, which told on him af ter the first two rounds. Smith forced the fighting from the first, but many of his blows fell short, from the fact that Corrlgan proved himself to be very clever at dodging. As Corrigan's strength gave way he became less shifty on his feet, and Smith landed on him as he pleased. Corrigan was knocked to his knees twice in the sixth round, and the referee gave the bout to Smith be fore the call of time. Billy Gallagher of Los Angeles and Danny Needham of Oakland followed in a ten-round bout, which ended In a draw. Gallagher weighed In at 148 pounds and Needham at 147. During the first five rounds Needham had considerably the better of the tight, but in the sixth Gal lagher revived and by a series of heavy blows in the face and chest nearly put Needham out. Gallagher had the bet ter of the contest from the sixth to the closing round, but the referee declared the bout a draw. The preliminary bouts over, Sharkey and Williams entered the ring. Will lams weighed in at 182 while Sharkey weighed only 180, but Sharkey's mag nificent physique made him look tha larger of the two. Sharkey was a two to one favorite in the betting, although Williams had many backers. After a little sparring on each side Sharkey as sumed the aggressive and led for Will iams' neck and chest. Williams dodged cleverly and received only glancing blows. In return the Salt Lake man gave Sharkey two hot rights on the Jaw. Sharkey rushed at Williams at the call of time for the second round and re ceived a glancing blow in the face which brought him to his knees. He recovered quickly and several heavy blows were exchanged, but the gong sounded with out either having gained material ad vantage. I the third Sharkey, landed with his right on Williams' face and chest and received similar blows in re turn. The sailor landed with his right on Williams' face in the fourth and fol lowed with an upper-cul. Williams landed heavily on Sharkey's face and chest and the round ended with even honors. Both men gave and received heavy blows in the fifth, but Sharkey appeared to have the better of the round. Sharkey went at Williams like a cy clone in the sixth. He was hissed sev eral times for striking the Salt Lake man during a break. Sharkey pursued his rushing tactics in the seven!h and landed heavily. Williams was becom ing very groggy and a blow in the face knocked him down. Without waiting for the referee to count him out Will iams' seconds threw up the. sponge and the decision was given to Sharkey. Champion Corbett was a spectator of the fight and received an ovation when he entered the pavilion.. t An Arizona Arpolntment PHOENIX, Arii!., June 3. —T. J. Wolf ley, editor of the Phoenix Hcpubican, was appointedl today by Governor Franklin to succeed H. H. MeCord as citizen member of the territorial board of control, such member being by law a Republican. CITY PRICE, PER 51NC1LS COPY, i CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 3 CENTS HE TRAINED MRS. CARTER And Wants a Little Pay for His Work FAIRBANK, PACKER OF PORK, Finds the Development of Actresses Un« expectedly Expensive David Belasco Considerately Declines te Da. tail All His Conversations With tha Ambitious Canned Meat Man I Associated Press Special Wire. I NEW YORK, June 3.—David Belasco | was a witness In the supreme court to day In his suit to recover $60,000 from N. IK. Fairbank for services rendered in ; fitting Mrs. Leslie Carter for the stage. | U 'lasco testified that ho first met Falr ! bank in the autumn of lssii In the apart* j menta of Mrs. Carter in this city. This I also was the plain tiff-witness's first meeting; with Mrs. Carter. The meeting was at Fairbanks request. According to the he told Pairbank the cost of making a dramatic star of Mrs. Car ter would he $4o.0li() to $5n,000, which was no more than was paid for preparing Mary Anderson for her career. To this ! information the defendant responded, | placing his hand on the plaintiff's shoul i der, "My boy, you have been very frank ; and would frighten any other man, but i I have plenty of money. 1 lose $1,000,000 ' In one day and make lt back the next." Belasco further testified that he ob j Jected to dealing with backers who with held their names from the public, to ! which Fairbank replied that it was for J weighty business reasons that he did not i wish to be known as the financial spon- I sor for Mrs. Carter. Negotiations pro gressed so far that Belasco retired from his other business engagements to de vote his entire time to the development of Mrs. Carter's talents. Fairbank had asked the witness sev eral times not to come to him at his ho tel, as witness, being a theatrical man, his coming was apt to excite gossip. A change of managers for Mrs. Carter was effected at a cost of $500, which Mr. j Fairbank paid. On one occasion, ac cording to Belasco's testimony, Fair | bank said to him: "Belasco, what is this I hear of your leaving Mrs. Carter after she makes her debut? I cannot i spare you; I want you to tour with her and write plays for her." \To this Belasco says he reolied: "Goodness me, I cannot do that; I'don't want to go on a tour and become a the atrical manager, as I have a wife and itrown-up daughters and can't give up my business." Fairbank asked how much Belasco made a year, and when he told him that it was between $25,000 and $30,000, he said, "Go with me, Belasco, and you will make as much." Witness finally agreed to go on a tour and informed Fairbank it would cost $20,000 for a Broadway production, jto which Fairbank replied: "Consider I Mr. Allen a bank and draw on him for i money." , I The witness asked to he excused from relating other conversations which took place at this interview, saying he wished to spare Fairbank as much as possible. Belasco testified he received from Fair banks' representative in this city a check for $1000, which was required to ba I paid to the manager of the theater at which The Ugly Duckling had its first performance, November 10,' 1890, with Mrs. Carter as the leading actress, be fore the curtain could be raised. Belasco said he met Fairbank a couple of nights after Mrs. Carter's appearance and was congratulated, and as Belasco expressed it. he "virtually hugged me." Mr. Belasco told of money being ad vanced by Mr. Willard for Mr. Fairbank I during the latter's absence. He said ho i was in Chicago in February, 1891. and i told Mr. Allen of Mrs. Carter's success j there and urged that a tour be closed, ■ but Mr, Allen asked him to continue the j tour as he would have to see Fairbank I about the matter. Several telegrams j from Manager Price to Mr. Allen asking for money and telling of poor business i were Introduced. Mr. Belasco said ha received no part of the money, but it went to Mr. Price. He told of a con ference with Mr. Morrison, in Kansas city. March 14. 1891. when he, as pro. prietor, and Price as manager, signed a receipt for $s*fio as payment for alt salaries due actors and actresses and ex penses of the tour. He said he told Mor rison at that time that he had a claim asrainst Mr. Fairbartk and did not want to release that claim. Morrison assured hint, so he says, that he merely receipt ed for the purpose embodied In the re celpt, The case was adjourned until to morrow. DUNHAM'S FLIGHT The Multl-flurderer Making His Way to the South HOLLISTEIi, June 3.—That Dunham, tlie murderer, is in th coast range and rapidly making his way south was con clusively proven by the officers finding his camping place of Saturday night yesterday some, fifteen miles south ot the Mountain house, which is situated near the crest of the coast range in the Pacheco pass. Three miles further south they found where lie had discard ed two well worn gunnysacks. showing that Dunham had taken to this method of covering his feet again. On Sunday evening about 9 oclock he came to the barn of the Mountain house and asked some of Miller's vaqueros, who were camped there, if he could sleep in tha barn. Permission being given, he re mained until Monday morning at 3 oclock and then departed, going south. Sheriff McAvoy of San Mateo county brought in the above intelligence. Sheriff McAvoy of Sun Mateo county and Charles Gardner are on their way to the Little Panoche valley, fifty miles | south of here, with n vi hi „.;. Dunham off if possible. The reiualndi r of tbe officers are still in the Quien Sabe. Dunham is evidently keeping as close to the crest of tho coast range as possi ble, and it looks as if his objective point was Joaquin Murrieta's famous fast ness, the Cantua canyon, in whose re- I cesses he can remain hiding indefinitely without fear of discovery. News of the murderer's w hereabouts is being rap- I idly spread throughout the county and | large numbers of citizens have taken to ! the field to hunt him. There is nothing i to prevent him on the route he is trav | elintr from emerging into San Joaquin valley, a.s there are numerous roads and trails leading thereto. ' A Pioneer Gone SANTA ROSA. June 3.—William AIM. son. one of the oldest pioneers of thU county, died at the county hospital to day. He was a native of Pennsylvania. He served under Gen. Freemont and waa a member of the original Bear Flag par ty, which captured Gen. Vallejo at So noma. Allison was one of the most noted men In this-county at one time. He was an intrepid character in his younger days, being possessed of great strength and of a daring nature. He was 75 years old and the last of the Bear I Flag party In Sonoma county.