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TWENTY-FIPTH YEAR. NO. 249.
THE FIFTY FOURTH CONGRESS Clearing the Way for an Early Adjournment GENERAL DEFICIENCY VETO Sustained by the Home and a New BUI Pused Conference Agreements on Varleai Matters Make Probable an Adjournment Barly This W.ok Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, June 6.—The senate made some progress today toward clear ing away the great appropriation bills which stand ahead of adjournment. The Indian bill was Anally disposed of, the contract school Item being modified so that Catholio schools will be abolished July 1, 1897. After discussing the Items of battleships and armor plate most of the day, the senate declined, by a vote of 24 to 26, to accept the conference re port recommending three battleships and armor plate at a maximum cost of $425 per ton. The sundry civil con ferees were Instructed by unanimous vote to insist on the appropriations for new public buildings at the capitals of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, and additional sums for buildings at other points. Similar action was taken as to the Brussels exposition and other Items. _ . The final conference report on the In dian appropriation bill was presented and agreed to. The Item to contract In dian schools is modified by limiting this date of continuance until July 1, 189.', Instead of July 1, 1898. The item of $833, --000 for Jegal fees In the claims of the "old settlers or Cherokee Indians" Is modified so that the secretary of the. in terior retains the 35 per cent fund. The bill was parsed to expedite the deliv ery of imported parcels and packages not exceeding $500 In value. Mr. Hale presented a conference re port on the naval appropriation bill. It fixed the number of battleships at three and $425 per ton as the maximum price of armor. Mr. Chandler criticised the agreement. He said the third battleship would not be advanced a day by being authorized now Instead of next winter. Two battle ships a year, he said, were enough, and there should be two each year for the next two years. Mr. Chandler declared that the price of $425 for armor was ex cessive and extravagant. Mr. Hawley, Republican of Connect icut, demurred to Mr. Chandler's re mark, saying too much Importance would be attached to them, owing to his former service as secretary of the navy. He said $500 was a fair price for armor. Mr. Pettlgrew, Republican of South Dakota, attacked the report in vigorous fashion. He declared it was an outrag eous concession to the combination be tween the Carnegie and Bethlehem works. Mr. Bacon, Democrat of Oeorgla, said that while he had favored four battle ships, yet he would decline to support three if the armor was to be paid for at the exoessive rate of $425 per ton. Mr. Gorman said that while he did not join In the report he was satisfied the naval bill would be put in Jeopardy if three ships were not agreed to by the senate. In reply to Mr. Squires' sugestlon that the armor furnished by the Bethelhem works to Russia at $269 was not as good as that furnished the United States at a higher price, Mr. Whlte>humorously stat ed: "It is Interesting to know we are furnishing our enemies with armor plats we an penetrate with ease." Mr. Smith (Dem., N. J.) said the gov* •rnment was facing a combination making a greater profit than In any other class of concerns except the pos sibility of bicycle manufacturers, and he urged a decisive stand against the combination. When the debate closed the conference report was disagreed to—22 to 24. The bill was then recommitted to confer ence. After a brief executive session a bill was passed to constitute anew divis ion of the eastern Judicial district of Texas, and to provide for the holding of terms of court at Beaumont, Tex., and then, at 5:15 p. m., the senate adjourned. IN CONFERENCE. The conferees on the postoffice appro priation bill have agreed. The .senate amendment prohibiting the consolida tion of postofflces was modified to as to prohibit consolidations outside the six mile limit of cities of less than 15,000 per sons. This and other conference agree ments clears the way for the adjourn ment of congress early next week. IN THE HOUSE Conference Reports Disposed of la Prepara tion for Adjournment WASHINGTON, June 6— The house cleared its decks for adjournment today by disposing; of all the essential busi ness before it, which consisted of confer ence reports on appropriation bills. The president's veto of the general deficiency bill proved effectual, as the house by a vote of 140 to 149 refused to pass the bill over the veto, and sent to the senate a substitute omitting the French spolia tion and other claims, which had in curred the presidential opposition. Al though there was little debate on the Indian bill conference report, which in volved a compromise extending govern ment aid to church schools for another year, when it came to a vote, the com promise was rejected by the narrow vote of 58 to 65. An amendment authorizing the states to make liens on arid lands to cover expenses of reclamation was adopted, and a bill passed, limiting mall which can be franked to written and printed matter. Powers of Vermont, chairman of the Pacific railroad committee moved to sus pend the rules and pass the bill to define the right of purchasers under mortgages to the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad company, authorized by the act of April 20. 1871. Mr. Pothers explained that the purpose of the bill is to enable the bondholders of two sections of this road to organize themselves Into a corporation on the completion of the foreclosure proceed ings now pending. Mr. Powers, In replying to a question, denied that the Atlantic & Pacific had any relation to the Southern Pacific. Mr. Hopkins, Republican of Illinois, opposed the bill on the ground that It conveyed to the company all the rights of the old company in respect to lands originally granted to it. Mr. Terry, Democrat of Arkansas, op posed It on the same ground. He point ed out that in the case of reorganiza tion of the Pacific roads the rights of the government and people residing along the line had been most carefully guard ed. After some further criticism of tho bill Mr. Powers withdrew it. The speaker then laid before the house the president's message vetoing the gen eral deficiency bill. The message in cludes a defense of the exercise of the veto power and a long criticism of the French spoliation clams, aggregating over $1,000,000; also objection to the pay ment of the Choteau claim for $174, --446, arising out of the construction of the Ironclad battery Etlah. The veto was applauded by that portion of the house which opposed the claims and which Included many Republicans. Chairman Cannon of the appropriations committee arose after the reading and said: "In my Judgment If the senate amendment covering 700 Items and ag gregating $2,000,000 had been fully un derstood, the house would not have voted for it. If we had known that, fast ened as a leech, under false pretenses, the Choteau claim was Included, I do not believe any member would have voted for It." If any of the senate claims had been proposed In the house, Mr. Cannon con tinued, they would have been stricken out on a point of order. He gave notice that he would move to pass, after a vote on the veto, a bill precisely similar to the one vetoed with the omissions of the claims put on by the senate. Mr. Richardson, Democrat of Tennessee, suggested that as the president had not objected to the southern war claims, they should remain In the new bill, but Mr. Cannon declared they would be sub ject to a point or order. Mr. Grosvenor, Repubican, of Ohio said the president has "fulminated are hash of all the stock Democratic argu ments for repudiating these claims,"and had deliberately misstated the facts, as there were no Insurance claims in the amendment. Mr. Cannon, chairman of the commit tee on appropriations, declared that there were 100 Insurance claims In the bill notwithstanding Mr. Grosvenor's denial. He had differed from the presi dent radically but always respectfully, but ha agreed with the president In this veto. "This amendment never should have gone on the bill. It is a white sepulcher full with dead men's bones." (Applause.) The question of passing the Mil over the veto was then put to the house and the vote on the roll call was, yeas 40, nays 149. Mr. Cannon then sent to the clerk's desk the substitute bill. The vote on the passage of the bill was, yeas 172, nays 43, a wide margin over the necessary two-thirds to pass a bill under suspension of the rules. Loud of California, chairman of the fiostofllce committee, moved to suspend he rules and pass the senate bill to amend the law denning fourth class mall matter. The amendment related sole ly to franked matter, •confining It to "written or printed matter." At pres ent all official matter can be franked. Loud explained that the malls were gorged with all sorts of government sup plies. Last year a million and a quar ter pounds went through the Washing ton post office. Cannon said he could see no reason why government matter should not be handled by postoffice in stead of express. Loud replied that the matter could be handled by the express oompanls for a fourth what it cost the government. He volunteered the opin ion that it oost the government twice as much to transport mall as It should. The bill was passed. The conference report on the sundry civil appropriation bill was reported by Mr. Cannon. Te house voted to agree to the senate amendment, which au thorized Hens on the arid lands ceded to states by the Carey act to cover the cost of reclamation, after an amend ment had been added, at the suggestion of Mr. Lacey of lowa, vesting the sole authority to make the liens in the states The bill was sent back for further con ference on the public building amend ments, the house rejecting motions to accept them. The house vote further insisted on Its original propositions In the naval bill and sent It back to con ference. The conference report on the post office appropriation bill was adopted. In explanation of the Indian appropria tion bill conference report which he called up, Mr. Sherman of New York said that the house conferees had given notice that It would never accept the "old settlers" or Cherokee claims pro vision, but had offered to refer the mat ter to the court of claims. This the sen ate conferees refused and a compromise was reached instructing the secretary of the interior to retain the money so that the question could be decided in the next session. The compromise to end appropriations for sectarian schools on July 1, 1897, Inspired an eloquent speech from Mr. Fitzgerald of Massa chusetts. He asserted that millions had been spent In building Indian schools on the understanding that they would re ceive government aid. Millions of the property of the Catholic church was to be destroyed without Justice or fair ness; hundreds of children were to be turned adrift without means for their education. In Massachusetts the people were pursued by a secret, un-American order and while the Catholic church had never interested itself in politics It might be driven to adopt the same meth ods employed against it. The resolution for the acceptance of the Marquette statue, which passed the senate unani mously, had been smothered in the com mittee of the whole against his protest. Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin, replying, said: "I deny that this government has any right to take my money to teach the Catholic religion to a Comanche, or the Methodist to a Modoc. It is no part of the duty of this government to teach an Indian that the pope is infallible. Other churches have voluntarily re linquished such appropriations. If the Catholic church is such a patriotic in stitution as its cardinal In a public letter has recently declared it to be, it will cease asking money from the govern ment to propagate Its religion. The re port was disagreed to, 58-65, and the bill was sent back to conference. The conference report on the District of Columbia appropriation bill was agreed to and the bill sent back to con ference and at 7:30 oclock the house took a recess until 10 oclock Monday. CAPITAL CHAT Adjournment Possibilities—Extracts Prom the Veto flessage WASHINGTON. June «.—The con gressional situation tonight Indicates an ability to adjourn before Tuesday night, although any determined oppo sition In the senate to the action of the house on appropriations bills may post pone adjournment several days. At the close of the session of the senate today there were but forty-six senators pres ent, one more than a quorum, by Mon day night there will not be a quorum, or at least not a quorum that could be sus tained if a few senators should with hold their votes when the roll Is called. In the house a quorum can be main tained for several days, but not long If by any filibustering tactics the senate should be determined to defeat any of the appropriation bills. THE MESSAGE. In his message accompanying the veto of the general deficiency bill, President Cleveland said, in defending the exer cise of the veto power: "The unpleasant incidents which ac company the power would tempt Its avoidance if such a course did not in volve an abandonment of constitutional duty and assent to legislation for which the executive Is not willing to share the responsibility." He continues: "This bill is In many of Its features far removed from a legiti mate deficiency bill, and it contains a number of appropriations which seem to be exceedingly questionable. Without noticing in detail many of these items, I (Continued on Page 2.) THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 7, 1896.—TWENTY-POUR PAGES. IN THE FIELD OF POLITICS Utah Democrats Assemble in State Convention A PLATFORM OF ONE PLANK Instructs the Delegates to Vote for Free Silver Kansas Republicans Inttructod for McKinley and la Pavor of the Oold Standard. Oregon's Election Associated Press Special Wire. SALT LAKE, Utah, Juno 6.—Judge Powers of the state committee called the Democratic convention to order and named for temporary chairman, Col, A. C. Ellis of Salt Lake. Col. Ellis, In his speech, said the party platform should be written in the brief est and simplest sentences. It should declare that there must be no union of church and state; that the people of Utah were In favor of sound money—of silver and gold, at the ratio of IV to 1, and that no uncertain or double-meaning language should be used. At the conclusion of the temporary chairman's speech the committees were appointed and recess taken to 2:30. Upon reassembling, David Evans of Ogden was made permanent chairman. Mr. Evans said in part: "The financial question overshadows and subordinates all others and must be solved by the masses of the people at the ballot box. The people should unite with a determined effort to secure the free and unlimited coinage of sliver. At every stage, the administration for nearly four years had exerted all Its In fluence to fetter the people with the chains of gold monometallism. A great government destined for welfare and lib erty of the people has been converted Into an instrument of merchandise, preyed upon at the will of financial vul tures. The present administration Is thoroughly Inoculated with the virus of eastern Republicanism) upon the finan cial issue; McKinley, the standard bear er of the Republican party for presiden tial honors, Is the embodiment of a gold standard and high protective tariff. With the free and unlimited coinage of silver a new business era will dawn upon a more prosperous people. Pre vious party affiliations should be tem porarily forgotten and the restoration of silver be made a common cause. At the conclusion of Mr. Evans' speech an effort was made to bring up an anti church resolution, but it was quickly smothered. J. L. Rawlins, chairman of the reso lutions commlttee.then presented the fol lowing brief platform, which was adopt ed without opposition: The Democratic party of Utah, In con vention assembled, reposing its trust In the honesty, Intelligence, Independ ence and patriotism of the' people— standing upon the great essential prin ciples of Justice and liberty upon which our Institutions are foundW—while re affirming its devotion to these principles as declared from time to time In the party platforms and especially those principles announced by the Democrats of Utah in the re-convened convention of 1895—now believing that the restora tion of the money of the constitution is of paramount Importance, 'declares In favor of the immediate restoration of the free, unlimited coinage of gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, as such coinage existed prion to 187?. Regardless of the action or policy of other nations; gold and sliver coin to be a full legal tender for all debts public and private. * Delegates selected by this convention to the national Democratic convention are hereby Instructed to vote as a unit In favor of the adoption of the foregoing principle by that convention and for the nomination of candidates for president and vice-president known to be sincere ly In favor of carrying l these principles into operation. Hon. Moses Thacher of Logan was elected delegate to the Chicago conven tion by acclamation. The other five del egates were elected by ballot, and the following were chosen: O. W. Powers of Salt Lake, J. L. Rawlins of Salt Lake, R. C. Chambers of Park City, David Ev ans of Ogden and S. R. Thurman of Provo. M'KINLEY AND GOLD TOPEKA, Kans., June 6.—The fact that the Kansas Republican convention to elect delegates to St. Louis, held the same day as the Ohio convention adopt ed no resolution on the money question, has created much Interest. Kansas has not been Included in any of the pub lished estimates of.the.votes.atSULou -Is. To show how the Kansas delega tion stands on the silver question the Topeka Capital will publish tomorrow letters from nineteen of the twenty del egates. Seventeen of the delegates de clare themselves emphatically against the free coinage of sliver and in favor of the preservation of the present money standard, while one is in favor of a bi metallic standard and one expresses himself in favor of the greatest possible use of silver but "with every dollar as good as every other dollar." The dele gates were instructed for McKinley by unanimous vote in the state and dis trict conventions. THE OREGON ELECTION PORTLAND, Or., June 6.—The official vote of Curry county received tonight wipes out Vanderburg's (Populist) plur ality and gives Tongue (Republican) a pluraality of 49 votes in the First con gressional district. Official returns have been received from all counties in the district except five, and from these five counties complete returns have been received. Unless the official count In the five counties changes the result Tongue is elected. In the Second district Ellis (Republi can) has 631 plurality with a few scat tering precincts to hear from. STATE POLITICS STOCKTON, June 6.—The Democrat ic convention of San Joaquin county to day met and selected delegates to the state convention to he held at Sacra mento. The convention declared for free sliver and Indorsed Gov. Budd's ad ministration. The delegates were for Marlon Devrles for congress, but he de clined and the delegation will contain many Caminettl men. The delegates se lected were: Mike Brlsco, W. L. Bren nan, John D. Gall, Frank H. Gould, W. R. Jacobs, M. McCann, J. N. Woods Col. J. J. Nunan, W. H. Walker, John A.' Swain, W. B. Reiney, C. H. Gordon, C. Ludwlg, and J. W. Graves. At large—F. D. Nicol, W. M. Gibson, Gen. James A. Shepherd, Marion Dev rles and George W. Fox. GEORGIA IN DOUBT. ATLANTA, Ga., June 6.—Returns up to 11 oclock from county primaries and mass meetings held throughout Georgia today for selecting delegates to the Dem ocratic state convention leaves the re sult in much doubt, with the only cer tainty that a majority chosen are for free Bilver. In the Eleventh district, represented by Congressman Turner, gold standard men carried the day. In the Second It is probable that Byron Bower, gold standard candidate for con gress, has been nominated to succeed Russell. A hot fight has been waged in the Fifth district, In which \hls city la situ ated, between Congressman Livingston and C. I. Brannon. At this hour Living ston's nomination seems certain. In the Eighth district Congressman Lawson, gold standard candidate, seems to have held his seat against the oppo sition of W. M. Howard, free silver ex ponent. The majority of counties which acted on the senatorial question went for Charles Crisp for senator to succeed John B. Gordon. ILLINOIS GOLD MEN. CHICAGO, June 6.—Congressman W. A. Foreman of East St. Louis, the polit ical lieutenant of Colonel William R. Morrison, attended the conference of sound money Democrats at Wellington hotel today. He urged the organization to abandon the idea of holding a state convention separate and distinct from Gov. Altgeld's silver meeting at Peoria. The meeting was called for the purpose of gathering together the prominent gold leaders of the party in Illinois and deciding on organization. Mr. Foreman declared It to be his firm conviction that it was an 111-advised plan and would do the party no material good, but on the contrary meant political suicide to many party leaders. Mr. Foreman also inti mated that Mr. Morrison will accept the presidential nomination on a silver plat form. BOIES' CANDIDACY DES MOINES, June 6.—The delegates to the national Democratic convention together with the members of the state central committee met here today to make preparations to go to the Chicago convention and forward the candidacy of ex-Gov. Boles. Mr. Boles says he is not an out and out candidate but will accept the nomination If It Is tendered to him. A BOLD ROBBERY Chicago Rascals Hold Up Fully Two Hundred People CHICAGO, June 6.—The gang of des peradoes who have been the terror of the West Side for the last two months com mitted another bold robbery tonight, holding up a store full of people at 9 oclock In the evening and escaping with $500 in cash. The store was the general merchandise establishment at the cor ner of Fourteenth and Halstead streets. It does a large business and is generally crowded on Saturday. When three young men entered the place at about 9 oc%ck no particular attention was paid to them. Two of them made their way to the desk of the cashier and each pro duced revolvers, which they pointed at the cashier's face. The cashier Is a young lady. They demanded all the money she had. She refused to pass out the money, and while threatening to kill her If she screamed, keeping his re volves leveled at the girl's head, the other grabbed all the money he could lay his hands on, pushed it Into a bag and they started toward the door. Many people who had witnessed the robbery made a motion as though to stop them, but they kept the crowd back by threat ening them with their revolvers, and as they neared the door the third man turn ed in an alarm of fire and in the con fusion all of the men escaped. The rob bery was committed in the presence of fully 200 people, and on a crowded and brilliantly lighted street. AN ARMENIAN MASSACRE A Whole Family Shot to Death Near Presuo There Is Evidence Indicating a Conspiracy of Russians to Rid Themselves ol a Bad Neighbor FRESNO, Cal., June 6.—The bodies of Steven Shamarlan, aged 55; his son Ben jamin, aged 19, and a daughteer, Queen, aged 30, Armenians, were found nva miles from Fresno this morning, all hav ing been shot in the back of the head. The bodies were found about two miles from the home. The murder is still shrouded in mystery, although the officers are in possession of clews that they believe will lead to the perpetrator of the crime. At the coroner's inquest today it was developed that trouble was expected be tween these Armenians and some Rus sian families. It was stated that Benjamin Sham arian, who was 19 years old, had been guilty of a most serious crime against two young Russian girls who were mere children, and their parents had appealed to the court to punish him, but It was found that there was not sufficient evi dence and no warrant was Issued. Mrs. Brandenburg, mother of one of the Injured girls, testified they had come to the conclusion that It was no use try ing to get justice in law and the neigh bors had talked among themselves that the young man should be whipped and made to behave himself. This was as nearly as direct evidence went that there was a conspiracy among the Russians of that vicinity to take revenge on young Shamarian for his crimes. But there Is a strong belief that in this is a key to the murder. There is no explanation of why the father and sister were murdered also, nor Is there any reason known why the whole family was In that vineyard, two miles from home, at such a late hour at night. They must have been decoyed on some pretext. The manner In which the shots were fired and In which the bodies were found indicate that the young man was shot first and that the others started to run and were killed within fifty yards. The boy's clothes were powder burned where the bullet entered the back of his neck. The old man was shot in the face, which was badly powder burned. His hand was also burned as If he was hold ing It to his face when shot. Some Chinese who have a camp about 300 yards distant were awakened some time in the night by the shooting and screams. They did not Investigate, but without dot|bt this was the time when the murder was committed. The coroner's inquest will be completed next Thursday. The young Armenian, Daniel Sham arian, nephew of the murdered man, who was arrested this morning on sus plctan, has been liberated, but will be kept under surveillance. A Big Rewrrd SAN JOSE, June s.—The woman's meeting called for today to see what could be done to aid in raising the ten thousand dollars which it is proposed to raise by popular subscription as a re ward for Dunham, did not materialize, owing to some misunderstanding, only six or eight persons being present. Re ports showed that $96 had come from the ladies. Committees were appointed to lay the matter before the Grange and Woman's club at their meeting tomor row and ask them to aid. The total re ward now offered is only about $2500 aside from the governor's reward of fered. M. T. Brewer of San Francisco today petitioned for letters of adminis tration upon the estate of James Wells, one of Dunham's victims. Wells was the heir of Mrs. McGlincy. J. c. Secord, public administrator, has also asked for letters. THEY BOTH CLAIM HIM Eastern "Oeld Bat"-He's ours! -he hasn't said so yet- but he will! Western "Sllverlts"—Not much; he's nursl-hs's said so already; lots ol times!-Puck. IN THE KAISER'S REALMS Hot Weather Keeps the Legis- lators at Home THE MOSCOW CEREMONIES Not at All Satisfactory to the German Officials Interest Shown la United Ststss Immigration Laws—The Yon Kotz Scandal—Notss el Americans Abroad Associated Press Special Wire. BERLIN, June 6—(Copyright, 1896). There was a very poor attendance In the relchstag this week owing to the fierce heat, less than thirty members being present at its opening, and there is lit tle prospect, In spite of the emperor's expressed wish, that the civil code will be adopted before the relchstag ad journs. During the remainder of the session the Centrists intend to introduce and rush through a resolution to readmit the Jesuits into Germany. But though Its adoption by the reichstag is certain, the bundesrath will reject it. In the Hesse diet a similar bill was defeated on Tuesday by four votes. The bundesrath will also reject the association reform bill which was passed by the reichstag on Wednesday, al though popular opinion throughout Ger many Is In favor of the measure. The large sum of money spent upon the government's representation at the Moscow ceremonies and fetes) was se verely criticised in the relchstag on Tuesday, even by the orthodox Centrist leader, Count yon Llmburg-Stlrum. The bundesrath Is now considering a measure providing for the transport of convicted and discharged criminals to German colonies in Africa and especial ly to the Southwest Africa, where the former are to be employed in railroad building and other public works. Prus sia alone spends 26,000,000 marks yearly on prisons. The theft and premature publication of the amnesty decree by the Socialist organ, Vorwaerts, has Induced the war department to make provisions to estab lish its own printing office. Emperor William Is busy attending to the field maneuvers of the Gard dv Corps In the vicinity of Spandau. The fort artillery Is being used in these ma neuvers in the open field. The plans for the operations of the big field maneu vers of September next have been drawn up by the emperor himself. Night cav alry attacks will be the special feature. Two monuments to Emperor William I will be decorated this month, one on the Kyffhauser on June 17, and the other at Breslau. His majesty will attend both ceremonies. After the Kiel regatta June 19 to 26, the emperor will be present at the launching of the big ironclad, Ersalz- Preussehum. His majesty has ordered the whole of the Berlin garrison to visit the Berlin exposition at his expense. Fritz Friedman, the well known law yer, whose absconding from Berlin caused such a sensation at the time, has since his arrival at Berlin jail, after having been extradited from France, sent orders to his Paris publisher, Ollen dorf, to eliminate certain passages from his book on the Yon Kotze scandals or else to refrain from publishing the work until after his trial. It Is learned from a good source that the projected revision of the American- German extradition treaty at the in stance of the German government is at a standstill, owing to failure to agree. The congressional efforts to change immigration laws are attentively fol lowed In Germany. The educational test is regarded as totally useless materially to alter the character. Policeman Doehrman of Stegllez has been promoted and rewarded with mon ey for promptly killing a fugitive pris oner. On the other hand the emperor has pardoned two police sergeants at Ostrowop for torturing a prisoner to death In jail. Baron yon Stumm, the so-called "Iron king," has purchased Biermann's fam ous painting of Queen Louise and Prince William, and presented it to Emperor William. It is currently reported in court cir cles that his majesty has contracted a fresh loan of 2,000,000 marks from Bar on Stumm. The emperor has donated a fine build ing plot to the vicarage of the English- American church on Mombijou Platz, this city, near the castle. There Is much dissatisfaction in offi cial circles as to the results of the Mos cow celebrations and the lack of atten tion paid to Prince Henry of Prussia (who represented William at the czar's coronation) and the facts given at the German embassy, combined with the ap parently undisturbed Franco-Russian fraternization are cited in support of this feeling of discontent. Emperor William was kept minutely Informed by letters and telegrams of all of the fea tures of the fetes and had lengthy In terviews on the subject with Baron Marshal yon Blebersteln, the minister of foreign affairs. Six young Americans who have been studying music at Lelpsic were sen tenced this week for breach of the peace In resisting a policeman. Their leader, named Forest, belonging to California, was sent to jail for six weeks, and the others were condemned to minor terms of Imprisonment. Oneiof the young men escaped. Neither the United States con sul at Lelpsic nor the l'nited States em bassy here was asked to Intervene. Mr. Uhl, the new United States ambas sador to Germany, gave his first recep tion to the diplomatic corps yesterday at noon. Budd Doble, the well-known horse man, is now In this city Introducing an aluminum horseshoe. ON THE WHEEL English Riders Are Experimenting With a New Chain LONDON, June 6.—At Catford today J. S. Johnson the American cyclist, In an attempt at the mile record, flying start, made the distance In 1:52 2-5. In a one-hour bicycle race Tom Lin ton of Wales, using a machine equipped with new lever chains, defeated J. W. Stokes, riding a machine with a plain chain. Linton won by four and three quarter laps, the distance covered be ing 29 miles, 643 yards. Hurst, with th" new lever chain, beat A. A. Chase, who used a machine equipped with an ordi nary chain. The time was announced as one hour, four minutes, four and one fifth seconds, the distance being 50 miles. Chase previously held the world's record of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 38 2-6 seconds for fifty miles. In the live mile race, C. F. Harden, with an ordinary chain, beat Michael, who used the lever chain, the latter retiring when the contest was half ended. These contests were the outcome of a bet of £1000 to £100 laid by Mr. Simpson. JAPANESE COMMISSIONERS Have Not Yet Placed Their Contracts for Warsbipi Eastern and English Navy Yards Will Be Examined—The Union Iron Works Is Confident SAN FRANCISCO, June 6— Irving M. Scott does not know of the arrival of the Japanese commissioners to make con tracts for warships and he does not ex pect them in this city for some time. It is largely due to Mr. Scott's recent visit to Japan that the government of that country has decided to contract for two warships to he built In American yards. He believes, however, that the commis sioners will come by way of Vancouver and from that palce will go east to ex amine the Atlantic coast yards and ar mor plants. After getting prices there, Mr. Scott thinks they \> ill return by way of San Francisco. They have not yet arrived in Vancouver. "When I was in Japan," said Mr. Scott, "I had a conversation with one of the cabinet ministers and lie asked 'Does not England build good ships?' I had examined their navy and I an wered readily, Yes, England builds good ships, but America builds better.." " 'How do you make that out,' he asked, and 1 told him America makes the best armor plate. Our Harveyized nickel plate is the best in the world, and he agreed with me on that. I went on to say that we make the best shafts. 'That's true,' he assented. 'We have a set of your shafts In the navy yard and they are the best we ever had.' Then I told him that our pig iron and materials generally were of a higher grade than those used in England. " 'But,' he objected, 'you have not the skill and scientific knowledge of ship building that they have in England.' I told him that we had. In the Union iron works, I told him, we had four men who could design a ship of any class from the keel up, and we were bringing up half a dozen more of our men to the business. " 'But the prices,' he went on. 'I have understood that everything oosts so much more in America than in England.' I explained to him that while this had been true in times past, it was no longer the case. I undertook to duplicate the two men-of-war then building for Japan In England at the price to be paid for them. " 'We will build them.' I said, 'from your plans, from English plans or out own, as you may desire,',, "Then I pointed out to him that as suming prices and work to be equal, they could make money by having their ships built in San Francisco, because they would save a voyage of 10,000 miles or so from England, which is no small item. "The Olympla was there at the time, and they were able to verify for them selves the truth of what I told them. What I said had its effect, and they have since, as you know, decided to place con tracts in America." A Nebraska storm OMAHA. June 6.—A special to the Bee from Loup City, Neb., says: The worst hail and windstorm and cloudburst ever experienced in Sherman county struck litis place last evening. The family of Joseph McCoy went into the cyclone cellar, and when It began to fill with water they all got out except the little girl, Nellie. 7 years old. She was drowned. The sixty foot bridge was carried bodily over lliuo feet. A groat many thrilling experiences were had. pRICE FIVE CENTS. "OUR STEVE'S" CANDIDACY Favorably Commented on by Eastern Newspapers WHEN THE FAVORITE SONS Have Been Complimented by Receiving Indecisive Votes It May Not Be Difficult for the Democratic National Convention to Unite on the Callfornlan Special to the Herald. WASHINGTON, June 6.—As a sample of the expression which the suggestion of Senator White's name for first place on the Democratic national ticket is eliciting from the great newspapers of the east, the following from a recent Issue of the St. Louis Republic may be of Interest to your readers. The Re public says: "Among the presidential possibilities frequently mentioned is Senator Stephen M. White of California. Mr. White Is an ardent advocate of free coinage of silver at 16 to 1 and is a man of very great force and intellectual ability. He Is one of the eminent law yet s of the sen ate, and during his career in that body has taken an active part in all the great questions of legislation that have pre sented themselves. He has a command ing position In the senate, having a membership on the two powerful com mittees of finance and commerce. "There seems to be no doubt that Sen ator White will have the earnest sup port of his own state In the convention, and that the electoral vote of California can be relied upon If he is the nominee. The Californians are booming Senator White with a good deal of energy and western people generally take very kindly to the suggestion of his name. Senator White will be remembered In St. Louis as the temporary chairman of the Democratic national convention of 1S88." While the Republlo has a favorite candidate of its own in the person ot Bland, of silver fame, It evidently has a high opinion of the California senator. A notable feature is the numerous no notices which have been published by various papers regurdingSenatorWhlte's) possible candidacy. The universally fav orable comments which they have made upon that gentleman may be taken as a pretty sure Indication of his widely ex tended popularity, and Indicates that, after the numerous favorite sons who will be named for president in the Chi cago convention have been sufficiently complimented by the vote of their par ticular states, It may not be difficult to find In the Californlan a man upon whom all can agree. South Round Passenger* SAN FRANCISCO, June 6.—Passengers! on the steamer Santa Rosa: For Los Angeles—H. JH. Blake, L. W. Hemenwav and mother, S. R. Lamlsh, R. K. Haskell, J. o. Younger, Miss Wheat, Miss L. Whipple, L. H. Shaw. G. C. Da Gamo. Miss B. Mansfield, F. Kelly, J. Por ter, Mrs. J. P. Holland. Mrs. B. Arm strong. Rev. W. H. Armstrotig and wife, M. Armstrong, Miss E, Armstrong, Miss L. Armstrong, Paul Armstrong, Mrs, J. Lar ny and daughter, Miss is. Slater, A. G. Manahan, w. L. Ferguson, Mrs. Harris. Miss R. Morgensteln, Miss Harris, Miss Krager, Miss Hay, G. W. Kummer and wife. L. A. Elvey, H. J. Evans, F. L. Northup. A. S. Martinez, J. A. Sullivan. J. C. Reed and daughter, J. L. Cox and wife, G. Etz and wife, Capt. A. Whitney, Miss A. Carson, Miss J. Miller. T. R. Schanek, It. A. Woods and twenty in the steerajre. For Santa Barbara—W. O. Squire, Miss F. Cheney. Miss A. Fordham. 0. P. Klnc van. L. Calderon, Miss Miller. Master Miller, W. 11. Martin, T. McNulta, T. R. Moore, C. L>. Bell, S. M. Stowe and one In the steerage. Railroad Law SAN FRANCISCO, June 6.—Some time ajro a man named Painter bought some land in Los Angeles county which the Southern Pacific Railroad company claimed under the grant of March 3, 1871. He paid -0 per cent of the purchase price down, and it was agreed that it' the com pany did not receive its patent he should get his money back. The L'nited States court decided that the land was a part of the tract granted to the Atla.ttic and Pa cific In 1866, but -which had reverted to the government by an act of forfeiture passed in July, ISStI. The Southern Pacltic com pany sued Painter for the balance of the purchase price, but he pttt in a counter claim for what he had paid and got judg ment in the lower court. The supreme; court today affirmed this judgment. A Mob Dispersed SALT LAKE, Utah. June O.—A special to the Tribune from Price, Utah, says: A report has been received here stating that a jail delivery was attempted at Vernal. Utah, at about 11 oclock last night. About thirty men, friends of Mat Warner and Ooleman, whom a coroner's jury recently found guilty of murder in the first degree, attempted to release them from jaii. A number of shots were fired from both sides and one of the mob is reported seriously injured. The jail guard stood tirm at their posts and finally succeeded In dispersing; the. mob. Vessels Overdue SAN FRANOISCi', June 0.- i:-iti>rr-.-» on the British hark t'amhusdoon, sum< - what overdue, has been raised from 35 to SO per cent. The bark sailed from Java for Vancouver. The British ship Cedarbank la 111 days out of Antwerp for this port. This vessel is a little overdue, and 7 per centre- Insurance is offered. At Lloyd's the brig Xantlppe, long overdue from San Jose do Guatemala to British Columbia, has been posted as missing. Charged With Murder EUREKA, June B.—Otto Olson was ar» rested at Scotia today, charged with mur der. He was brought to Eureka and lodped in the county jail in default of $500 bail. It is alleged that Olson gave liquor to an 8-year-old daughter of Mrs. Ma> y Ayres, this city, on Decoration da v, whll'a the mother was away from hone, from tha effects of which the child died last Thurs day. Olson s examination has been act for Tuesday. Dunham Has Escaped MERCED, June 6.—Sheriff Warfleld slates that he Is sure Dunham Is not In Merced county. He has deputies at work in every pari of the county, and says at 10:30 p. m. that ho Is satisfied that the Sun Jose murderer is not in this vicinity. The Qold deserve . WASHINGTON, June 6.—The treasury today lost W2.MX) in gold coin and J6IOO la bars, which leaves the true gold reserrt J106.412,768.