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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 248.
THE FIFTY FOURTH CONGRESS Tbe Cuban Question Discussed in the Senate MORGAN ASKS FOR ACTION On His Request for Information Regard- lag American Citizens Debate ia Open Senate sad la Secret Session. Filibustering on th* Immigration BUI. Mauaa Proceedings Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, June B. — Amend ments to the Joint resolution for reor ganization of the Northern Pacific were offered by Senators Mitchell, Republi can of Oregon, and Nelson, providing the new company shall be liable on the land treaties ot the old company; also for Injuries to persons and proper ties. Morgan asked for aotlon on his reso lution requesting the president for In formation as to the capture of the Com petitor by a Spanish warship, and con demnation to death of United States citizens; whether any demand had been made for the release of the citizens. The senator said while the case was one of great gravity. Involving unwar ranted condemnation to death of Amer ican citizens, yet no Information except through the press reports and rumors had been received. The executive branch had not given the slightest Infor mation on the subject. Morgan read the statutes requiring the president to make a demand for the re lease of American citizens. He argued It was the duty of the president under the constitution to keep congress ad vised on the state of the Union, and In particular on foreign affairs. Morgan said the testimony of Law rence, who was present at the Compe titor trials at Havana, showed the gross ly Irregular character of the proceedings. "And yet," declared the senator, "the president has paid no more attention to the subject than If lt had been the slaughter of some poor negro or mulatto In the Cuban army." Mills reminded Morgan that the Law rence testimony had shown that Amer icans on trial at Havana had not under stood any of the proceedings, which were conducted In Spanish. "Yes," Morgan continued, "In that tes timony Mr. Lawrence shows the entire trial was In the Spanish language. When an American prisoner was told to stand up he said: 'I do not understand what you have been saying. How am I to answer you?' A brief explanation was made. Then sentence was pro nounced on that American citizen." The senator declared that every day of confinement of American prisoners at Havana was a day of dishonor. He did not know what would come of the delay and Inaction. Possibly In the end the Americans would be so humbled as to sue Spain for pardon. "If, in the event these American pris oners are not release.d and delivered to iw-cidcm\Uiu malre'whfVuTTrcTeiftTo secure their release." As Morgan closed, Sherman stated the proceedings were of such a character as to come within senate rule 35, requiring secrecy. Thereupon the presiding of ficer, Piatt directed the galleries to be cleared and the doors closed The discussion In the senate behind closed doors was devoted entirely to the Cuban question and the greater part of the time was consumed by Senator Morgan in the continuation of his speech in open session. Messrs. Sherman and Lodge made brief explanations of their ylsit to the White House and their con ference with the president, saying they had gone there as a sub-committee of the foreign relations committee They expressed the opinion as a result of the interview that tne executive was using vigilance in th% protection of the rights of American citizens, and said that while it might be well for congress to put forth Its opinion in regard to the situation In Cuba In the shape of a Joint resolution, there was little probability of getting such a resolution through without prolonging debate, which In view of the general desire tor early'ad journment, could not be had. Senator Morgan's retnarks were upon the lines he had followed in open sen ate. He said that entirely too much confidence was reposed In the executive in this matter, that whatever was done should be done with the concurrence and co-operation of congress, and inti mated that for congress to adjourn with out taking some action for the protection of our own people in Cuba,, would be to shirk a most solemn duty. He said the object of his measure was to Becure the rights of Americans; that the refusal of the president to furnish information as to what had been done In connection with the Competitor affair, left congress de pendent entirely upon unofficial sources for Information. Senators Turple and Pascoe made brief speeches. The Morgan resolution went to the calendar. At 1 oclock the senate doors were open ed and Mr. Lodge moved to take up the immigration bill, but before the specta tors had secured their seats In tlie gal lerles another order to close the doors was made, Mr. Hill and Mr. Harris pro testing against taking Mr. Morgan from the floor. At 1:15 the session was resumed and Mr. Lodge moved to take up the immi gration bill. On a yea and nay vote many senators refrained from voting breaking a quorum. The vote was 23 to 8, or 14 short of a quorum. A call of the senate disclosed 46 senators, more than a quorum, making lt evident that a filibuster was In progress. Mr. Hill and Mr. Harris urged that the bill should not be pressed In the absence of Mr. Gibson of Maryland, .who has taken a leading part In opposing the bill. Mr. Lodge Bald Mr. Gibson was per fectly aware that the bill would come up and If it was to be considered at this ses sion it must be done at once. After an explanation by Mr. Lodge that If the bill was taken up he would not urge it at once, the obstruction was withdrawn and the Immigration bill w-as taken up and made the unfinished business without division. Mr. Morgan offered an amendment that proposed restrictions on Immigra tion should not apply to persons "arriv ing from the Island of Cute." Having secured the right of way for the immigration bill. Mr. Lodge agreed to permit lt to be laid .aside temporarily and Mr. Mitchell, Republican, of Oregon, spoke on his resolution for the election of senators by vot»of the people. Mr. Perkins of California declared the people he represented had manifest ed their opinion on the question In no uncertain way. By a vote of 187,000 against 13,000 they'had shown how strong was their belief that the election of United States senators should be by popular ballot. It is urged that state conventions might make as bad selec tions as legislatures, but to this the re ply might be made that the people when the election came off would surely cor rect their mistake. Another strong ar gument in favor of the proposed change, he said, was suggested by the liability under the present ' m thud that states might continue for a long time unrepre sented and In this connection he called attention to the fact that during the Fifty-third congress Montana, Washing ton and Wyoming were deprived of equal representation, the persons sent here with certificates as senators be ing regarded as lacking In title. The movement In favor of senatorial elec tions by the people was, Mr. Perkins said, growing stronger every year. Al ready at the ballot box or through their legislatures, the voters of nine states nad declared In favor of the change and lt was bound ultimately to be made. Its establishment by an amendment to the constitution would tend to restore confidence between the people and those chosen by them to make the laws of the country, without which confidence In free government could not long endure. Mr. Mitchell argued that the reform would do away with the pool room debaucher of primaries, eliminate the Influence of local bosses, minimize the Influence of wealth, create a closer re lation between the people amd the sen ate, and overcome the element of mon archy and aristocracy In the present system. The measure was supported by Mr. Perkins, Republican of California. Mr. Chandler declared the election of senators by the people to be a concession to populist tendencies. ' Mr. Palmer in responding to a sug gestion of Mr. Chandler that he (Palmer) might not be returned to the senaite, retorted that new issues had arisen since his former election on a pop ular canvass. "On these Issues I have the misfortune to differ with the machine of my Btate," declared Mr. Palmer. "The machine has control of Illinois. The machine has control of other states; the machine Is against me, but I defy the machine. Whether the machine Is stronger than the people remains to be seen." Mr. Palmer went on to show that a moat salutary result from the popular election of senators would be freedom from machine control. Mr. Hawley, Republican of Connecti cut, opposed the change, after which, at the request of Mr. Mitchell, the sec ond Monday of December next was fixed for considering the subject. The feel ing of an early adjournment was Indi cated by the Introduction of a resolu tion by Mr. Aldrich fixing Monday next at 2 p. m. as the time for adjournment. Mr. George, Democrat of Mississippi, Interposed a protest against adjourn ment until the bankruptcy bill had been acted upon. The resolution was refer red to the committee on appropriations. The bill was passed validating several Issues of New Mexico bonds. IN THE HOUSE Kent Is Circumvented by a deneral Suspen sion Day WASHINGTON, June s.—The house today unseated two more Democrats, Mr. Lockhart, from the seventh North Carolina district, and Mr.Downlng, from the sixteenth Illinois district, and Beat ed In the place of the former Mr. Mar tin, a Populist, who had been endorsed by the Republicans, and in place of the latter, Mr. Rinaker, a Republican. Mr. Downing was the only Democrat from Illinois. A good deal of partisan feeling was aroused among the Democrats by the ruling of Mr. Payne, Republican of New York, who was temporarily In the chair, and on one or two occasions there Democrats left the hall in an effort to break a quorum, but Mr. Payne declined to recognize the point of rfo quorum, or to entertain the appeal from that direc tion. In order to circumvent Kern of Ne braska, who had been blocking all unan imous consent legislation for two weeks, Henderson of lowa, from the committee on rules, today presented a general or der making tomorrow Individual sus pension day. The rule was adopted without division. There has been a tre menduous pressure from members for recognition 'to pass bills of local im portance. This order will give them the opportunity. Grosvenor of Ohio called up his reso utlon requesting the president and cab inet officials for a detailed statement of removals from offlce since March 3 1893, and appointments since that date' giving the number of soldiers appoint ed, promoted, reduced or removed There was good-humored feeling over the res olution. McMillan of Tennessee recalled the rumor that civil service had been sus pended under the last administration to permit the removal of 2100 Democratic postal clerks. When the previous ques tion was demanded he demanded the yeas and nays. After Mr. Mercer, Republican of Ne braska, had asked unanimous consent for the consideration of a bill appro priating $200,000 for a transmississtppl international exposition, and Mr Kein Populist of Nebraska, had objected to the request. Mr. Moody, Republican of Massachusetts, called up the contested election case of Rinaker vs. Downing from the sixteenth Illinois district. This is the case which was recommitted two weeks ago with instructions to the com mittee to recount the ballots. Mr. Mc , """•Democrat of Tennessee, protest ed. The decision in this case, he said had only been reached an hour before and he asked a reasonable time for the preparation of a minority report Mr. McMillan declared that the com mittee had been able to figure out a plu rality of forty for Downing. Mr. Moody said he was acting under Instructions from the committee, and admitted that he believed Downing to be entitled to the seat and would vote for him. Mr Moody demanded the previous question' Mr. McMillan appealed for more time Mr. Grosvenor asked him, In view of the performances of the other side." whether he would guarantee a quorum if the delay was granted. "If there is any dirty work to be done in an election case, shouted Mr. McMillan, "we can rely upon the other side to furnish a quorum." • Amid a great uproar Mr. McMillan's remarks were stricken from the record KSf hen th « latter angrily retorted that he was being unjustly treated he was ordered to take his seat. The prevfbus question was ordered and when a vote was finally taken on the resolution declaring Rinaker entitled to the seat, it was agreed to, 167-51 Only three Republicans, Messrs Evans of Kentucky, Moody of Massal chusetts and Sherman of New York h Democrats against the Mr. Rinaker was escorted to the bar of the house where the oath was admln- Jouraed. hlm - At 4:45 the n °"se Ja- THB ANTI-BOND BILL Chairman Dlngley Hakes His Report to tbe Congress WASHINGTON. June 5,-Chairman Dlngley of the ways and means commit tee today made a report to the house on the senate resolutions to prohibit the Is sue of bonds without authority from congress. The statement Is signed by the eleven Republican members and two J"Vif Tat3 \ Tu ™ er °f Georgia and Cobb of Missouri, who concur in the recom mendations without endorsing the areru ment. The report Bays: "It Is not proposed by the senate bill (Continued on second page.) I THE HERALD POLITIES AND POLITICIANS Illinois Republicans Want Head quarters at Chicago AN INVITATION EXTENDED To the National Committee to Come Out West General drosvenor Gives It Oat Cold That tbe Republican Financial Plank Will Be a Straddle Associated Press Special Wire. CHICAGO, June 6. —The first steps looking toward the removal of the head quarters of the Republican national com mittee from New York to Chicago were taken today at a meeting of the state Republican central committee by the adoption of the following resolutions: Whereas, lt is generally conceded that the great battles In the campaign of 1896 will be fought In the West and South, thereby making it absolutely necessary that the headquarters of the Republi can party should be near the geograph ical and political centers of the country, and Whereas, Chicago has unexcelled fa cilities for communication by rail and wire with all parts of the union, there fore be it Resolved, That this committee, repre senting the Republican party of the state of Illinois, hereby requests the Re publican national committee to establish Its headquarters In the city of Chicago; and we further request the delegates to the national convention at St. Louis and the national committeemen from Il linois, when selected, to use all honor able means to secure the location of the Republican national headquarters In the city of Chicago. ANXIOUS TO STRADDLE CHICAGO, June s.—The* Dally News Washington special says: Gen. Gros venor and other close friends of McKin ley have given strong intimations Bur ing the last few days that the St. Louis platform will be a compromise on the money question. Gen. Grosvenor be lieves that unless some concession Is made to the silver sentiment the Dem ocrats may endanger McKinley's elec "on- when somebody suggested that a straddling platform would alienate the gold men, Grosvenor naively remarked "They will have no place to go. The Democrats will nominate a 16 to 1 can didate and McKinley will come nearer representing bimetallism than any oth er nominee in the field." Grosvenor makes no concealment of the belief that the St. Louis convention should not de clare for the gold standard. THE OREGON ELECTION PORTLAND, Or., June s.—According to returns to the Republican state cen tral committee Ellis, Republican, for congress in the second district leads Quinn, Populist, by 100 votes. In the First district Vanderberg.Populist.leads Tongue. Republican, by 67. It will take an official vote to decide both congress- States Senator Mitchell. There is talk of contesting t he vote of this (Multno mah) county. It is claimed that are count will disclose the electionl of thl ctption.' legiß,ative "cket*^oniex? TERRITORIAL, TROUBLES say? June S iT A p hoenix special says. Governor Franklin Is ™.th>. considerable comment in his attempted Tnl o°f V ?. l 3"f Sor ter? of the t^* 8 ,", some *ttLZ J territorial board of equali zation, a regent of the university and ■ member of the board of control of their th^ritv* 1 - t A " refuse t0 rccogmze his auT inver m™ fSSV m' Tt '? cla,med W hew ™=2 hat hls a PPointments are d&tM eleCtl ° n ° f torlal superintendent of public schools fnS 4 ° f P»bHc schools intendent of the penitentiary and regent ?L1= < ; un ' vers " v - The territory is now threatened with two Bets of officials INTENSELY EXCITING June r ' - T he most exciting school election held in Merced for many years was held today. Dr. L. H Brad ley, Populist, and W. H. Turner, ln a tV7f re ca " dlda tes. Three hundred and thirty votes were cast, each candl be held 0 B 5- A " ew elec lon wIU SILVER DELEGATES. SALT LAKE, June 5.-The Democrat ic: state convention to elect sixdeleeates at large to the Chicago national conven tion will be called to order at 11 oclock tomorrow. A full delegation will be JJ» t Stilt. a£?& A ' C ' El i ls ot Salt Lake ha s been decided upon for temporary chairman. The convention will send a solid sliver delegation to Chicago and the platform will declare for the free coinage of silver in the strongest terms. Names most prominently mentioned for delegates Me: Moses Thatcher. J. L. Rawfins O. W. Powers. R. c. Chambers, David Evans and S. R. Thurman. V ll Pf°l>ably be made to bring up the church question in the form of a re-affirmation of the principles laid down by the reconvened Democratic convention of last year, taking a strong stand against church Interference in pol itics and a repudiation of the church manifesto recently Issued. K'KINLEY'S POSITION ST. LOUIS, June 5.-Perry S. Heath formerly managing editor of the Cincin nati Commercial Gazette, who will be the chief McKinley spokesman until the arrival of Hanna, Is here and is keeping the special correspondents supplied witlf McKinley news. The Republic in the morning will print a lengthy interview with Mr. Heath, in which he gives what purports to be Mr. McKlnley's position on the financial question. It will read as follows: Mr. Heath did not attempt to deny that the McKinley program was to force the tariff issue to the front In 1896. "Wall street," said Mr. Heath, "has attempted to run every national convention held since I have known anything about na tional conventions. It will try to run the Republican convention this year and It will as usual fail. Major McKinley Is One of those men who does not believe his Judgment should be taken against the combined wisdom of Ms party. No body has spoken for him authoritatively on the currency plank and nobody will be able to do so because he is willing to trust the convention and stand by it. The best Judgment of the whole party must prevail In this matter. "There are not to exceed four states which will insist on an unequivocal de claration for the gold standard. Those state are New York, Maine. Massachu setts and probably New Jersey. In the same way there are about half a dozen silver states which will demand, a' 16 to 1 declaration. In a great majority of states, the one issue In the campaign Is protection. You cannot talk the cur LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING-* JUNE 6, 1896. rency question to Republicans In Ohio. Indiana or Illinois. This is the great is sue and whatever the Republican con vention adopts as Its platform will be the McKinley platform." Having disposed of the McKinley cur rency attitude, Mr. Heath, at the request of the reporter, addressed himself for a few minutes to Thomas C. Piatt, with the following result: "Yes, Mr. Piatt Is preparing some kind of a coup. I am Informed it) Is to be sprung either before the national com mittee or on the floor of the convention. He has served notice repeatedly during the past few days that he would not give up his fight until the nomination (was announced and there was no longer any opportunity to enter his protest against the Ohio candidate. Just what he Intends to do Is not clearly manifest at this time, but I have letters from at least one members of the national com mittee to whom Mr. Piatt has written. In which one of his moves is named. He intends, if possible, to control the pre liminary roll In the convention and to use the advantage he mlsrht obtain by that success against McKinley." MINERAL LANDS rjovernor Budd Joins in Asking; Congress to Take Action SAN FRANCISCO, June s.—Gov. Budd has added his entreaty to the appeal of the other Btate officers that the mineral land bill shall be taken from the calendar and placed on passage by the house of representatives. In res.ponse to a tele gram from Secretary Sonntag, he tele graphed that he has just sent the follow ing dispatch to Speaker Reed: "Would you favor California and place me under personal obligations if you should and would recognize a California congressman for the purpose of calling up the mineral land hill, that the same may. be put on Its passage." Just about the time that this message was on Its way to Washington a telegram was received by the secretary of the California Miners' association saying: "Reed says lt Is Impossible for the min eral lands bill to be considered at this' session. He will not recognize us or move a suspension of the rules." GREAT LEADERS HONORED By tbe Erection of Statues Unveiled at Gettysburg Immense Crowds '(lather to Do Honor to the Ilemory ol denerals Meade and Hancock GETTYSBURG, Pq.., June 4.—An im mense crowd of veterans and others gathered at the battlefield here today to witness the unveiling of the splendid equestrian statues erected by the state of Pennsylvania in honor of the memory of General George S. Meade and Wln fleld S. Hancock. The memorial was unveiled at 10:30 a. m. by Master George Gordon Meade, grandson of the dead hero. As the drapery fell from the beautiful statue a salute was fired by Battery C, U. S. A„ from Washington. Dedicatory services were conducted by George C. Meade post, G. A. R. Gen eral Gobln of Lebanon, on behalf of the commission which supervised the erec tion of the Kta.Lue._ frtrmaAU; As&nsfer who received lt In behalf of the £2* An oration by General David McMurtrie Gregg of Reading, the famous com mander of the Second Cavalry division in the battle of Gettysburg, concluded (he Meade ceremonies. At 2 p. m. the Hancock statue was un veiled. General Gobin transferred the statue to the state, Governor Hastings received it. The 6ration was delivered by General Henry H. Bingham, con gressman from Philadelphia. Among the distinguished men present were Major General Nelson A. Miles, Brigadier General John R. Brooke, U. S. A.; Colonel G. A. Meade, the son of General Meade; Lieutenant Colonel William Bruoke Rawle and Major Ed ward Carpenter of Philadelphia and Colonel Finley Anderson of New York, who was on General Hancock's staff. Daniel E. Sickles was unable to come. The statues unveiled today are very handsome. They were erected at the expense of the state, and cost over $100,000. The work was begun about two years ago under the direction of a commission of which General J. P. Taylor was president. The Hancock statue sllands on a hill nearly opposite the national cemetery gateway. The statue is ten feet high, and stands on a pedestal of blocks of granite, the whole seventeen feet long, ten -feet wide and twelve feet high. The horse and rider face the southwest, and General Han cock appears to be directing the move ment of the troops In that line. The statue to General Meade stands on an elevation west of his headquarters and near the "bloody angle." It is al most fifteen feet long, eight feet wide and ten fe°t high. Both statues are of the best quality of bronze, and are of heroic size. LIVES IN TORONTO Oppenhelm Is Not At All Likely to Visit Call fornia SACRAMENTO, June s.—Phillip Op penhelm Is in Toronto, Canada, and there he is likely to stay until some means is secured to bring him hack. He is believed to have spent most of'the $50, --000 intrusted tl his keeping by his mother, Mrs. Louisa Oppenhelm of this city, although some express the opinion that he has taken with him enough to live on comfortably. Albert M. Johnson, who, with Hiram W. Johnson represent the mother, said today that the matter would be present ed to the San Francisco grand Jury and an effort made to secure Oppenheim's return to California by means of an in dictment charging him with perjury. It seems that extradition may be had for perjury but not for embezzlement of private funds. The perjury, lt will be alleged, consisted in Oppenheim*s,swear lng on the stand In the superior court of this county that he had the'sso,ooo bonds in a safe place where they could be at onoe delivered. The aged mother, Louisa Oppenhelm, has now as her only possession the hand some estate left her by her husband, the home at Eighth and I streets, which the departed son holds the title to, leaving her practically without a cent, either In money or real estate. She had deed ed over everything to Philip to be held In trust for her, the Income to be given her for her maintenance and the princi pal to be divided at her death among her children. Philip and Emanuel Oppen helm and California Thompson. Philip was careful enough to remit her the in come regularly, amounting to about $2000 yearly, and thus Mrs. Oppenhelm did not suspect that the bonds were not safe and the producers of the money sent her by Philip. Fined for Contempt SACRAMENTO. June s.—This after noon Judge Catlln of the superior court fined C. K. McClatchy, editor of the Bee $500 for contempt. He gave the editor the alternative of serving out the fine in jail at the rate of ti a day. TRACK AND TRAFFIC NOTES Valley Road Directors Discuss the South Extension RIGHT OF WAY IS WANTED Before tbe Road Will Be Constructed Beyond Fresno Questions Regarding Route Are Not Anawered. The Line of the Road Depends on Free Roadbed Associated Press Special Wire. FRESNO, June 6.—The committee from the directors o£ the Valley road this evening arrived in Fresno and met tht committee of ten and a number of citizens, as well as committees from Kern and Tulare counties, and discussed the building of the road south from Fresno. The railroad officials were Robert Watt, vice-president; A. H. Payson, John D. Spreckels, Thomas Magee, W. B. Storey, John Moss and M. Samuel. State Senator Smith and Mr. Dinkei spiel represented Kern county, and Mr. Thompson Tulare county. In reply to a question by Mr. Smith as to whether the road would be built south from Fresno, Vice-President Watt stated that lt has all along been the Intention and still is the intention of the company to push the road through to Rakersfield, but that the company does not propose to take any chances on rights-of-way. In other words, the rights-of-way must be donated to the company or the road will stop at Fresno for the present. Mr. Watt stated that the company has contracted for sufficient material to build the road to Bakersfteld, and will do so on which ever route is first given the right-of way; but in case no right-of-way is given by the time the road reaches this city, the road will stop here, and the material will be used In building the road from Stockton to San Francisco. The company prefers to build to Rak ersfield first and hopes to be able to do so; but the fact was emphatically stated that the matter rests with the people. Questions as to which route the com pany prefers—that by way of Hanford or by way of Visalia—failed to receive a direct answer. However, it was inti mated that the people along the Visalia route are accomplishing more in the matter of rights-of-way. Mr. Watt stated no preference for either route. The visitors from the counties south of Fresno expressed themselves satis fied that they would be able to offer sat isfactory terms to (the company. Tomorrow morning at 8 oclock the visitors, in company with members of the committee of ten, and other citizens, will start by team for Reedley. Six miles east of Fresno a meeting will be held with a number of property-owners along the proposed route. At Pel Rio Rey vineyard they will take lunch, and at 2 oclock will meet the ■ citizens of Reedley and vicinity. They will return to Fresno about 8 p. m., tomorrow. A NEW PRESIDENT. Railway company, has accepted the presidency of the St. Louis & San Fran cisco railroad. RAILROAD TAXES. *h? E r? V 5i R : Co! - June S ~ A s H«'ial to the Republican from Albuquerque N M., says: In the matter of the Inter vening- petition of the territory of New Mexico, for an order on the receiver in the case of the United States Trust com pany of New York vs. the Atlantic & Pacific company and others, to pay onrVtfon /I 0 " 1 "' thiS m °™i'>s died an te, Ih™ ? J? c oase overrultng.the con tentton of the receiver, and the railroad company, that the station-house, depots switches and all improvements erected on the right-of-way by the railroad company, as well as the right-of-way are exempt from taxation. The court ?h . rJi h t at , the bare ,and consulting the right-of-way is the on)y thing ex empt from taxation under the second section granting the charter to the rail i va a it < ''of P ?M y o bs;, ' OnKr(,S!S - The taxable ", Dt hv .r pert J claimed to be exempt by the railroad oommnv amounts $B0C"ooo BfcIASCO'S BUSINESS Testimony Given In the Suit Against N X Fairbank NEW YORK, June 5.-In the cross ™ am nation of David in ids suu against N. K. Fairbank of Chicago to re cover $C5,00U for the dramatic deveh n ment of Mrs. Leslie Caf Ur, he defe Zl asked tor the production of letters which had been written by Mr. Fairbank or his representatives to Mrs. Carter Thede - ters were handed to Fairbanks attorney and the.complainant's counsel insisted they be read. Those which were read were of a thorougly businesslike charac ter, unless exceptions might be made in the case ot one signed "N. K. F." and which was as follows: kH'* 1 am s °, ingr out to dlne this evening but will call a bout 5 oclock " oi^' ettL 7 from Jlr - A,len - Fairbanks i i™' said: Mr - **• cannot understand why jou do not get on with your prelim inary work." v*wu tit?.*, * communications signed E. F Wil ard. or E. k. Wiliard, being Fair banks New York business representa tive informed Mrs .Carter that Eugene ti. Lewis, an attorney, was the only per- SO AV V \° sh ° uld be known in connection with the dramatic enterprise besides himself, as he must be methodical In business matters, furnish vouchers for expense accounts: keep Manager Price advised regarding drafts, etc and requesting that she do not call upoii the writer at his hotel or club Belasco admitted that after his sui* was instituted he had told Fatrbank it would be possible for him to settle, but he denied having suggested that he had papers which Fairbank would not like to see published. . Paul Potter, the dramatist, was called as witness for the plaintiff. Efforts to elicit from him an estimate of the cash value of Belasco's services in such en terprises as that in which Fairbank is alleged to have been engaged were suc cessfully resisted by counsel for the de fense. Mr. Potter said that for his work on "The Ugly Duckling" his lawyer had received a check signed by E. K. Wili ard. Theatrical Manager Ed. Price was the next witness. Witness said that on one occasion when he called at Mrs. Carter's apartments, two weeks after the opening of Mrs. Carter in New York, he met Al len and Willard there. They told him Fairbank was tired of the whole business and had already spent more than he should have done, and that anyhow they could not feel responsible for his present expenses, but they finally induced wit ness to go on to Toronto with the com pany that night with an assurance that the matter of $3400 which was due him would be paid by Fairbank. Blanther's Wile SAN FRANCISCO, June s.—Lizzie El lis, a domestic in the family of Henry Curtner, at Warm Springs, Alameda county, believes Joseph Blanther, the fugitive murderer of Mrs. Langfeldt. Is her husband. A year ago she married i man who gave the n#me of Robert G Flgl, to whom she hail been Introduced by a matrimonial agency, and she be lieves the man is none other than Blan ther. Two weeks after the marriage Flgl disappeared, taking with him all of ffls wife's jewelry and $1800, the sav ings of years, which he had by promises and threats induced her to draw out of the bank and give to him. The woman says Blanthers' pictures and descrip tion are Identical with those of her hus band. 1 ARMENIAN RELIEF Money Must Be l-orwardeil or Thousands Will starve CHICAGO, June 5.— S. M. Moore, chairman ot the Chicago Armenian re lief committee, is now in Turkey, where he has met his daughter, Miss Gates of Harpool. He cabled tho committee as follows: "Relief must be continued until fall. Large contributions must come or one half million people will be starved. "S. M. MOORE." At a meeting of the Armenian relief committee Field Secretary Rev. Man evla reported on twenty mass meet ings and the appointment of commlt 'tees. Over $2000 was raised at these meetings. Assistant Secretary Richard son reported receipts $sfi!»2 raised in four months, and over additional sent through other channels. The committee voted to continue operations. A letter just received from a mission ary In Harpool mentions tlie arrival of two Red Cross expeditions from dif ferent directions, and warmly welcomes them. Looks Li c Hermans CHATTANOOGA, Term., June 5. —A I man giving his name as Rev. J. OrriH Brown is being held at Cleveland, Term . to await descriptions and photograph I of Hermans, the alleged murderer which have been forwarded by the Salt Lake authorities. Nothing is known definite ly, but he is believed to be Hermans. FARMER OSBORN'S EVIDENCE Regarding His Visit With Lillian Ashley at Boston They Visited the Cemeteries and He Kissed His Componion Do.',n't Remember Saying He Loved Her SAN FRANCISCO, June s.—The cross examination of Farmer Osborn, the man from Oregon who came ail the way from Portland to tell what he Knew about Miss Lillian Ashley, occupied the whole session of Judge Slack's court tn the Ashley-Baldwin case today. Little new material was brought out by the exam ination. The only relief in the monot ony was when the witness told a new incident of how he and Miss Ashley had gone driving In Boston. They had an ex citing time visiting the cemeteries, and hr- kissed his companion repeatedly on the w ay home. Miss Ashley smiled broadly at these rehearsals. The cross-examination then went on With embarrassing frankness into all the details of the peregrinations of the wit ness with Miss Ashley in Boston. When S» — ...... ..Mi.ineu repealing the story he had told the day before, the counsel for the plaintiff said: "Now. you have come all the way here from Portland to tell this thing about this lady?" T "Yes, sir." "You did not do it as a matter of re venge?" "No, sir." "You never told her you would get even with her for refusing to marry you?" "I never did." "You never wrote her a letter making this threat?" "No." The session ended with a rehearsal of the correspondence that had passed be tween Osborn and Miss Ashley after his return to Oregon. An endeavor was made to draw him Into an admission that he had proposed to Miss Ashley, but In spite of the two letters presented upon the previous day In which she had referred to her abu.fc, of his love and made pleas for forglviness, osborn could j not recollect that he had ever told her either in words or writing that he loved ! her. He admitted that he had bought her some rings, hut could not remember what sort, how many, or what he had paid for them. A KANSAS CLOUDBURST Gypsum City Swamped and Fanners Badly SALINA, Kan., June s.—Gypsum City, a small town seventeen miles southeast of here, was visited by a. cloudburst about midnight. People were compelled to tlee from the houses. Water was run ning through the main streets two feet deep today. Farms along Gypsum crecdt for miles are covered with from four to ten feet of water, and farmers leaving their homes in boats. At Brook ville. eighteen miles west, water is nearly as bad. John Curtis, wire and three children, and the family of a rail road man named Shiek barely escaped drowning. Smoky Hill river is rapidly rising and an inundation is feared in i this city. 1 Hammond Released LONDON. June s.—The Pall Mall Ga zette late this afternoon says it learns a dispatch has been received here form Pretoria saying that tlie Johannesburg . reform leaders have been released on parole. Tho dispatch adds that John Hays Hammond, the American engi neer, sails for Southampton on the fcteatner Albania on his way to the United States. Jt is rumored at Pre toria the reformers will each be fined $50,000. Plead Not duiltv SAN FRANCISCO, June s.—Charles Becker and James Creegan, who were arrested at Newark, N. J., a few weeks ago, today pleaded not guilty to a charge of complicity In the Woodland bank swindle, by which the Nevada bank of this city was defrauded of $20,000. Next Friday the cases will be set for trial. Walling* Trial NEWPORT, Ky.. June s.—But for the long cross-examination of witnesses the prosecution in the trial of Walling for the murder of Pearl Bryan would hay? rested this evening. It certainly will ?lose Its case by noon tomorrow. Judge Helm today decided to admit the dam aging testimony of Edward H. Anthony, jlVen yesterday against Walling and jbjected to by Walllngs' attorney. Failed to Convict , SACRAMENTO. June s.—The jury In I the case of L. L. Callendlne, charged 1 with assisting in the robbery of the s street railway company'c office. In De- 1 member last, was discharged tonight, ) jelng unable to agree. It Is understood the Jury stood tin tor conviction and < two for acquittal. CITY PRICE, PER SINCILEOPY, 3 CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LUES, j COUNTS GENERAL FITZHUGH LEE Assumes His Duties in the Cuban Capital CONFERENCE WITH WEYLER Regarding American Citizens Now Impric oned ia Cuba Artist Oowley's Case to Receive Prompt At* tentlon— The Campos Duel la Still the Spanish Sensation Associated Press Special Wire, HAVANA, June s.—General Fitzhugb. Lee, the new consul-general tor the United States, hud a long conference with General Weyler today, in company with his predecessor, Consul-General Lee lias Interested himself in the cas.i of Artist Thomas Dawley, confined in Moro castle, Incommunicado, When ho • ailed on General Weyler he explained to Weyler that the artist had been sent to take pictures for newspapers in the United States. General Weyler prom ised General Lee to recommend that his case be attended to at the earliest op portunity. He did not authorise Gen eral Leu to see Dawley at the fortress, as the law prohibits prisoners being seen, and its provisions could not bo evaded without considerable trouble. He declared, however, that General Lee might see tne prisoner tomorrow at tha palace. CAMPOS WILL FIGHT. MADRID, June s.—The Campos-Bor rero ailair continues the sensation of thu hour, it appeal's the captain-general of Madrid went to the grounds of the Alanjuls of Cabrlnana, which was tho rendezvous of the participants, and prevented the duel. The marquis tried to stop the captain-general from enter ing his grounds, hut the latter asserted his military authority, entered and placed the combatants under arrest, lt is believed the duel will yet occur on the earliest possible occasion. General Borrero has many partisans, aud par ticularly among the younger officers ot the army. General Borrero accused .Marshal Campos of systematically pre venting promotion in the army. He as serted that Marshal Campos for the past twenty years had been the irrespohslblu arbiter of Spanish politics, and had be come a sort of mentor of royalty. Changes in the cabinet and of high of licials. General Borrero asserted, were often due to his Influence. Campos, he said, further, despite the Cuban check, still claims preponderating influence in politics. A'CUBAN ESCAPE. BALTIMORE, Md„ June s.—John Per ez, a wealthy Cuban cattle dealer, is in this city, having recently escaped being summarily shot in his native land upon the charge of having furnished arms to the insurgents. Mr. Perez was arrested in SancttSpir ( ltus, Cuba, on February 24th and thrown into Jail. A few day 3 later, without any trial, he ,says, he was told that he j was to be shot on June 14th. By the Hb i eral use Of money among the prison ■i o.i<i tiimcnrh' tße influence of powerful friends on the outside, however, he was granted "provisional freedom,"' j which meant that he must remain with jin reach of the Spanish authorities. Be | coming alarmed at the fate of the other's who had been treated likewise, he fled to this country. A CUBAN PAPER. NEW YORK, June s.—The World this morning says: B. J. Guerrera, treasurer of the Junta, has received several numbers of the first paper publfshed in Cuba in behalf iof the Independence of the Island. It iis called El Cabano Libre (The Free | Caban). j "The place of publication does not ap | pear anywhere on the paper, and Mr. i Guerrera says that the editorial staff and the entire printing outfit are) part of Gomez's army, and that the paper* Is published at whatever place they majrf happen to be." THE UAKCPI.CN TRUST | College and Hospital Will Profit by the Be SAN FRANCISCO, June 5.-Judf;eV Hawley, in the United States circuit court, today decided that the famous) trust created by Mrs. Catherine M. Gar eelon was legal and valid and could not be dissolved. Mrs. Garcelon, he found, vas of sound mind when she created the trust and was not at all influenced by Judge Stanley or Stephen W. Pm> rlngton. Both these had only acted as) friends and advisers. Mrs. Garcelon, aa the sister of the late) Dr. Samuel Merritt of Oakland, inherited! Ills fortune, $1,250,000, and at her death In December. IS9I, was known as the richest woman in OaKland. The bulk ot the estate she inherited from her brothew she bequeathed in trust to Attorne* John A. Stanley and Stephen W. Pur* rington, to be devoted to the founding of a hospital in Oakland in memory ot Dr. Merritt and to Bowdoin college. Maine, where her brother and her hus band were educated. James P. and [Frederick A. Merritt, nephews of the dead brother, attacked the trust in the courts) on the grounds that she had been un duly influenced by Attorney Stanley and Stephen W. Purringtun. Eowdoln col lege, as a legatee, intervened, and the ea c c was heard last October before Judga .Hawley. The deeds of trust were held to be valid. Assassination at Fresno FRESNO, June s.—Lee A. Blaslngame, a brother-in-law of L. B. MeYVhirter, who was assassinated In this city near ly four years ago, was shot and ser iously wounded In the mountains this morning. Details of th. affair have- "ot yet reached Fresno but [iv i• . .:, ' y telephone 1 is that Blaslngame was shot from behind a cabin by a man named Corlew. Hold l:iuH|n.unin • and his horso were si Mv k by buckshot, Blaslngame being struck in the face and right hip. Although badly hurt he succeeded In reaching the residence of Joe Medley, where medical assistance? was sum moned. The cause of the shooting la not yi t known, but Is supposed to be due to a feud growing out of the Me. Whlrter affair. oTlie Hearne Libel Case SAN DIEQO, June s.—ln the Hearne. De Young Jibe] case today the plaintiff admitted that the statements in the de positions were true except as to the alle gations that Hearne was among the first to arrive on the scene when the murder of Amos Stlllwell was tlrst die covered, or that he aroused the servant* of the house. J. F. Blunt, who sent the special dispatch to the Chronicle from this city that formed the basis of the suit, testified that he had been wholly free from malice and acted purely from, professional motives. He contradicted Dr. Hearne's testimony as to what oo curred at interviews between thedoctee and witness.