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Tbe River and Harbor Bill Now
a Law
Alter Three Hours of Bitter and Personal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Sessions Lengthened Pending the Pinal
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.)
Kentucky Democrats Assemble
In State Convention
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
Albert Edward's Persimmon
Wins the Great Race
lias a Prince of Wales Owned a Derby
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
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
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
At the half-way mark Brad ward me
was first Teufel and Persimmon follow
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
Sharkey Whlpa Willlann-Needham and Oal.
lasher Hunt a Draw
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
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
And Wants a Little Pay for His
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
The Multl-flurderer Making His Way to the
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.

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