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more effectively and for . . . Less Money . . . By using the advertising columns of THE HERALD than in any other manner. TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 97. FOUR FILIBUSTERS OF THE COMMODORE Make a Landing at Port Orange n still iiccoiieuor And Are Regarded As Certain to Be Dead THE STORY OF THE WRECK As Told by the Survivors of Ihe Disaster Correspondent Delgsdo Ssld to Be Sick Halo > Death Senator Money of Mississippi Lost Him self on a Mysterious Mission, but Turned Up Fare Along About Supper Time. Associate A Preas Special Wlr* CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 4.—A spe cial to the Commercial-Tribune from Jacksonville. Fla.; says: Four more men landed from the wrecked Commo dore this morning at Fort Orange, thus accounting for twenty out of the twen ty-eight men on hoard. The men were observed In the surf aria' boats put out to aid them in landing. They were nearly famished. Th> last food in the boat was eaten and the last drop of water was given out last night. During the night one of the men grew light-headed and attempted to jump overboard, but was prevented by the others. They say they have not seen the other eight men reported missing The men without a. doubt lost are E. 13. Hitter, James Ktddigan. Frank Grain, Julio Hodbar, Joseph de Haney, 1.. H. Harbury, M. Leon and \V. G. Smith. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Jan. 4 —Capt. Edward Murphy, commander of the lost steamer Commodore; Stephen Crane, the novelist; C. B. Montgomery, cook, and William Higgins. an oiler, with four Cti batw, arrived here from Dayton tonight From the survivors It is learned that the men of the Commodore left the ship in four boatloads. Twelve Cubans em banked in the first, four In the second, seven. Americans in the third and fourth. Including Capt M-urphy, Crane, Higglr.s and Montgomery in the fourth. The nr.-1 three were lifeboats, tit latter a ten foot dingy. The men in the third boat lingered in the neighborhood alter the wrecking of the steamer, and for some reason the small boat foundered and 1 sank. The men were ordered to swim back to the steamer, where they im provised a. raft. THs the captain at tempted to WW asl.ore, fourteen miies away. Just as they started it was ob served that a r.egro on the raft was drawing himself along the towline of the dingy. The captain realized that thi3 meant death to all and he ordered the raft cast adrift and shouted to the men to return to the vessel. This they at- ' tempted to do. but when near ti c Com modore, it pave a lurch. sank, and th? mer; on the raft were drawn down in the vortex and did not rise again. They were James Reagan, engineer; E. B. Bitter, assistant engineer; Frank Gray, mate; S. G. Smith, fhenvan; M. Leon, Cuban pilot; Jonas Franklin and Mur ray Nobles. DELGADO'S CASE WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.-The state department has been Informed that Henry Delgado, the New York Mail and Express correspondent now under arrest In a Spanish prison near Havana, is likely to die unless a surgical operation Is performed upon him. The Mail and Express believes the Spanish authori ties will not be disposed to have this op eration performed themselves, but will permit it if tin? expense is met by Del gado, who has offered to meet the charges if the state department will secure the permission. The department has advised the publisher of the paper to communicate directly with Consul- General Lee on the subject. The Mail and Express says that Harry Delg.-lo Is suffering from a hepatic ab cess, very common with patients In hot countries suffering from malerial fevers. Delgado is out of his mind most of thr time. The only chance for his life Is to have this abcess opened immediately as a presence of pus causes septicaemia. LOST AND FOUND HAVANA, Jan. 4.—Senator-elect Money of Mississippi, a member of the house committee on foreign affairs, is missing from the Hotel Inglaterea. It Is 1 believed, however, he has gone to Man- j tanzas, where the American newspaper j men have also located. La Lucha today I publishes an editorial referring to the reported disappearance of Senator-elect i Money and the many stories spread in regard to his absence. The newspaper remarks thath mnnot believe Mr.Money has realized that any breach of the law, which Is unpardonable In a foreigner, is doubly so In the case of a person occupy ing the high position of a senator of the United States, adding that a maker of laws should be more than willing to comply with them. In conclusion. La Lucha says: "We await the senator's return from his ex pedition to know if he liked his pictur esque voyage." Congressman Money returned from his trip today and is at his hotel again. He declines to dls> uss his trip or the com ments and excitement which have been caused by his absence from the city He is with United States Consul-General Lee tonight. WEYLER'S RECALL LIKELY NEW YORK, Jan. 4.—News has been received by the Cuban junta from Wash ington to the effect that the Spanish gov ernment has positively determined to recall Capt.-Gen. Weyler. Gen. Prlmo de Rivera, it Is said, will succeed Gen. Weyler in Cuba. He is a captain-general in the Spanish army and In favor with the Canovas government. Minister Taylor, It is said, informed Secretary Olney several days ago that the authorities at Madrid were on the point of relieving Gen. Weyler of his command in svjba, and appointing as bis successor Capt.-Gen. Rivera, Rea sons were giver, In brief why the change was deemed advisable and a statement was made as to the probable time when the order would be promulgated. It is learned that the Madrid government is displeased at the fact that Gen. Wey ler, with about 200,000 troops, has not put down the Cuban revolt. He has ex pended large sums of money, but so far lias made no decided headway in ac complishing his main object—that of quelling the insurrection and restoring peace and good order In Cuba. His troops have been victorious on occa sions, but they have also met with de feat, and the total result, considering Spain's outlay in life and treasure, is far from satisfactory. Too much may have been expected of Weyler, just as the exaction was too great for Campos. Still the one great requirement—success —has not been fulfilled and Weyler has i consequently fallen in official esteem In Madrid. CIVILIAN EXPERTS Will Assist in Discovering Defects In Steel Armor Plates. WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.—Secretary Herbert and Assistant Secretary Mc- Adoo today conferred 1 for several hours with the members of the special board headed by Captain McCormick changed with an inquiry as to the defective structural plates of battleships. It has been Anally determined to employ a dozen or fifteen civilian experts to aid i the steel board in the Inspection of steel at the mills. These will be paid j from J4 to ?8 per day. and they will be j selected after competitive examination :by civil service methods. I The secretary decided to puruse the I Investigation Initiated by the McCor i mick board ar.d look into the quality of I material supplied for other vessels than I the Kearsarge and Illinois, which have j already been examined. To this end ; the McCormick board" has been ordered ' to visit the Cramps' work? and examine the steel plate supplied by Carnegie for the Alabama. Another board has been appointed in San Francisco to visit the Union Iron works and ascertain just what kind of basis steel is being sent there from the Bethlehem works to build the bat tleship Wisconsin. It is not known that any fault exists In either of these but the secre tary deems it best to make sure that the same defects as were found In the Kearsarge and Kentucky steel do not exist la the case of the other battleships. CALIFORNIA'S CANDIDATE Delegation Members Not Agreed on a Cabinet Member WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.-The Repub lican congressional delegation from Cal ifornia had another meeting today to consider the matter of uniting on some citizen of that state to be recommended to President-elect McKinley for a place In the cabinet during the next admin istration. When the meeting adjourned a member of the dtj.-gatlon said that after full consultation the delegation came to the conclusion that there was no reason to recede from the position al ready tak»n by It at a previous gather ing, but that In deference to the opinion of Republicans of California, with whom the members are In communication, no further action will at present be taken. It Is understood that the recommenda tion made by the committee at its former meeting, that Mr. Horace DavH of San Francisco, be appointed to a place in the cabinet, has not been formally brought to the attention of Major Mc- Kinley and that It has met with a protest from a few of the leaders In state poli tics. It was stated by a member of the delegation that if California receives a cabinet position it will fall to Judge lie- Kenna, who will be appointed attorney general. A CONTEST DECIDED. DOVER, Del., Jan. 4.—The decision ! today of the court of errors and appeals In the Kent county mandamus proceed ings reversed the action of the superior court, which latter body has rendered a decision that the Kent county board of canvassers should reconvene and re count the vote of Kent county, several hundreds of which, the Republicans claimed, were unlawfully thrown out by the board This is a victory for the j Democrats, and gives them a majority in the legislature. A HOSPITAL BURNED. DENVER, Col., Jan. 4—A special to the News from Rock Springs, Wyo., says- The Wyoming general hospital, a state Institution and a magnificent ston» structure, located at this place, was to tally destroyed by fire this morning, on tailing a loss to the state of about $5n - 000, with about $20,000 Insurance. The origin of the fire is supposed to have been in the basement, caused by a de fective flue. At the time of the fire the building was well filled with patients from all over the state, who were safeiv removed. A WALL-STREET WORKER DEAD. NEW YORK. Jan. 4.—Michael K. Mc- Grath, manager of the Wall-street bu reau of Ihe Associated Press, died today at his home In Brooklyn of Bright's dis ease, age-d 48. For twenty-five years he had been in the service of the Associated Press, and was o<ne of the oldest news paper workers In Wall street. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING. JANUARY 5, 1897.-TEN PAGES. TRAIN ROBBERS CONFESS The Blue Cut Miscreants All Located EVIDENCE ENOUGH TO HANG Given by One of the Robbers Under Arrest Tralnwreckers in Jail at Birmingham Thought to Be the Fiends Who Caused the Cahaba Horror Associated Press Special Wire KANSAS CITY, Jan. 4.—This morn ing detectives working on the Blue Cut train robbery case brought in another suspect, arrested near C» ndale, who made a full confession. His name is Jim Flynn. He Is a farmer and has lived in the vicinity of Blue Cut for fif teen years. Flynn implicated Engineer Kennedy, who is under arrest, and an other man who will doubtless soon be captured. Flynn's confession tells In minute de tail how the hold-up of the Chicago and Alton trains In Blue Cut were planned, with Kennedy as the arch plotter. It gives the names of all the men in each of the affairs ,tells how the money was di vided and where the Jewelry was buried near the scene of the robberies. Be | sides Kennedy and Flynn The gangs are j said to have Included two others, for I whom the officers are now searching. A I quantity of Jewelry as Indicated by ' Flynn was found buried near Cracker Neck, together with V-5 In gold, two shotguns, three revolvers and a mask. A FIENDISH PLOT ST. LOUIS. Jan. 4.—A special to the Republic from Birmingham, Ala., says: Four of the five trainwreckers in Jail here today confessed to the formation of a fiendish plot to wreck and rob the Southern Railway's fast express from. Washington, D. C. at McComb's trestle, I twelve miles east of the city, on Deeem i ber 19, and this confession leads to the i belief that the same gang removed the ' rail which wrecked the Birmingham mineral train at Cahaba river bridge, ; causing the death of twenty-six people : and Injuring eleven others on December 27 although those under arrest are, as yet silent as to this wreck. Last week five negroes, Andrew Fea gan, Tom Ingram, Tom Parker, Emanuel Hillings ar.d Rome Scales, were arrested by deputy sheriffs and railroad detec tives. It is said, on a confession of one of the number. All were miners at the Henry Ellen mine, near McComb's tres tle. Today all but Feagan confessed. Parker, who did most of the talking, says Feagan was the leader of the plot, that he proposed the wrecking of the train one night at a dance as a good scheme by which to get Christmas money, and that the five agreed to en gage in the work with the understand ing that those who failed to stand to the agreement would be killed by the others. When the time came for action all weakened but Feagan and Parker. They went to McComb's trestle, ninety feet high, by night, and entered upon the work of drawing out spikes and remov ing bolts from the rails. The plan was to club to death and shoot those passen gers who were not killed by the crash when the train fell to the ravine ninety feet below. Not until the second night was their death trap ready. They waited by a camp fire in the ravine Below. The fast express came, but Engineer Hawes saw that a rail was out of place and managed to stop his train, only, how ever, after every wheel had left the track. Seeing that their plot had failed, Parker says he and Feagan fled, mount ed on a mule. Here the confessions end. but as the Cahaba wreck was like McComb's attempted wreck in every detail, except that It was successful, even to the extent of sacrificing twenty six lives and the wounded and dead be ing robbed by the wreckers, it is regard ed as well r.igh certain that the same gang committed both deeds, and fur ther developments are expected very soon. Late tonight officers came Into In dependence from the Cracker Neck dis trict with another culprit,who is charged with complicity in the Alton hold-up. The prisoner is a young farmer named George Bowiin. He is reported to have made a confession in which he corrobo rates the confession of Flynn, implicat ing John F. Kennedy as the leader If the band, and others who are still at large. MONTANA'S GOVERNOR. HELENA, Mont.. Jan. 4.—The legis lative assembly of Montana met at noon today. Hon. Robert B. Smith, fusion, took the oath of office a3 governor at 10 oclock. His message to the legislature recommends various reductions in the state expenditures, the curtailment of offices and salaries and suggestions or; THE NEW CITY COUNCIL AT WORK. the line of economical reforms. Retir ing Governor Rlckards leaves directly for California to spend the winter with his family at Pacific Grove. BLOOMER BICYCLISTS. New Women Wheelers Begin a Six-Day Race at Cleveland. CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. 4.—A six-days' bicycle race for women riders began in the Central armory here tonight. The five riders were closely bunched. Tillie Anderson. Chicago; Dollie Farmworth, Minneapolis; Jennie Brown, Rochester, N. V.: Pearl Keys, Rochester, and Amy Kahlgien, St. Paul, each scored 39 miles 1 lap. May Allen, Liverpool, England, covered 37 miles 2 laps. The women will ride two hours each night. CANADIAN WHEAT. NEW YORK, Jan. 4—A montreal dis patch to the Evening Post says: Large stocks of Ontario wheat are being bought for export. James Caruthers has bought at an average of from 81 to 82 cents about 25.000 or 30,000 bushels, and has begun to send It to the seaboard. Messr3. Crane & Baird have bought to a similai extent. The demand in England is part ly attributed to the fact that Amerlea-,1 winter wheat is being all taken up by the millers. These shipments are said to be the first wheat exported from On tario for almost two years. THE TARIFF ON TOBACCOS Considered by the Ways and Means Committee Many Protection Advocates Appear, No Two of Them Being Agreed on Any Schedule of Hates WASHINTON, Jan. 4.—The tobacco schedule of the tariff was threshed over by the representatives of the various to bacco Interests today before the ways and means committee with great mi nuteness. Several branches of the bus iness were represented, the native grow ers, importers, manufacturers using the native goods, using Havana and those handling the Sumatra product. Be tween these classes there was much dis cord, no two of them being agreed on any schedule of rates, and contradict ing one another on questions and state ments as to the effects of the present law, rates of labor and cost of produc tion and manufacture. The National Association of Tobacco Manufacturers were represented by a large delegation, with its uresident. Moses Krahn of Cin cinnati for spokesman. The association, asked for duties of 52H- cents per pound ! on all imported leaf tobacco, or not more I than 55 cents on all unsternmed tobacco, I and $5 per hundred with 25 cents ad va j lorom on imported cigars. Under any I higher rates they declared their business I would be ruined. The principal repre sentatives of the growers were Michael : i Tobin of Baldwlnsvllle, N. V., and J. I jH. Van Dusser of Horseheads, N. Y. I ; They asserted that the native growers j j had made no money under the Wilson ! , bill and asked for rates higher than I I those of the McKinley act. George J. I : Smith of Kingston, N. V., spoke for the I users of Sumatra tobacco, and F. P. I Gunby, formerly collector of the port of i Tampa, for the manufacturers of the I | Cuban products. It was represented j , that only 5 per cent of the Havana to | bacco used wrappers had paid duty as | such under the Wilson law. I The others who spoke were ex-Mayor ! Frederick Schroeder of Brooklyn. H. S. j Frye of Windsor. Conn.: Tj. S. Neudecker of Baltimore; J. I. Ellison of New York, ' and G. Mitchell of St. Paul. PENNSYLVANIA'S SENATOR. HARRTSBURG. Fa., Jar . 4.—The fight for United Pates senator between Sen ator Pet rose ar.d John Wanamaker will practically close tomorrow evening, when the Joint Republican caucus will ba held. The first skirmish between the rival candidates took place tonight in the hou?° Republican caucus. Percy M. Lyttle of Huntington was elected chair man over W. R. Bliss, the vote being !>3 to 71. Neither side Is willing to ad mit that this was a fair test of strength. The Penrose people generally, though, voted for Lyttle. while Bliss received the support of many Wanamaker members. WANTS TO CONFER. DENVER. Col.. Jan. 4.—A special to the Republican from Santa Fe, N. M., says: It is announced here today that ex-Governor Prince, fresh from a visit to Canton, where he met both McKlnley and Har.ra, is an applicant for a posi tion on the proposed international mon etary conference. Governor Prince ad mitted that he sought the place, at the same time paying he had no aspirations toward the territorial gubernatorial chair. MINERS WANT MORE PAY. BELAIRE. Ohio. Jan. 4.—The 250 min ers In the Maple Hill and Boggs mines at Barton, near this city, struck this morning for an advance of 6 cents. FITZSIMMONS' SIGNATURE Affixed to an Agreement to Meet Corbett WAS NOT MUCH QUIBBLING And Botb Men Are Evidently Anxious to Fight Pug Duffy Dies of His Injuries, and Three Participators in the Mill Are Under Arrest Associated Press Special Wire NEW YORK, Jan. 4.—The only hitch which now seems possible to prevent the meeting ot Corbett ar.d Fitzslmmons will be the failure of Dan Stuart of Texas to secure a place where the two heavy weights may settle the long-looked-for contest. On December 7 James J Cor bett affixed his signature to the articles of agreement. This afternoon Bob Fltz simmons, accompanied by his manager, met Dan Stuart at Jersey City, and Fitz slnimons affixed his signature under neath Corbett's in the articles. As to the side bet, Fltzsimmons said he would put up from $5000 to $10,000. There was very little quibbling, and it looked as if all the parties concerned are in earnest about wishing to decide who is to be the recognized heavy-weight champion of the world. The articles call for a purse of $15,000, to be given to the winner, and each of the principals to post $2500 in the hands of a stakeholder to guarantee an appear ance in the ring, the one failing to live up to his agreement to forfeit to the oth er and Dan Stuart. As a guarantee of good faith, Stuart agrees to post $5000 with a stakeholder, to be divided equally between Corbett and Fitzslmmons if he (Stuart) fails to carry out the 1 provisions incorporated in the agreement. Stuart further agrees to post the remainder of the purse, $10,000, in the hands of a stake holder thirty days prior to the date of the contest, and that the said $10,000 be forfeited by him to Corbett and Fitz slmmons if Stuart fails to bring off the contest on March 17. Five-ounce gloves are to be used. George Slier of Chicago is agreed upon as referee and Fitzslmmons decided that Al Smith of New York was a satisfactory stakeholder as far as he was concerned. Stuart refused to say where he expect ed to bring the mill off, but the articles called for him to notify the pugilists of the place one month prior to the date of the contest. Fitzslmmons' right hand was bandaged from the effects of his fight with Sharkey, when he was injured in delivering a blow. Julian, his manager, would not say where or when Fitzslmmons would go into training, as he had not yet made arrangements. CORBETT IS PLEASED DETROIT, Jan. 4.—James J. Corbett. when shown the Associated Press dis patch announcing the signing of arti cles for the big fight by Fitzslmmons today, said: "That is the best news I have had in a long time. I o::'y hone Stuart will not be troubled In locating the battleground. I will be on hand and ready to fight." PUG DUFFY DEAD NEW YORK. Jan. 4.—James Duffy. ! the Boston pugilist who collapsed at the conclusion of a ten-round boxing match with George Justus, at the Broadway Athletic club Saturday night, died to day with out having reganied conscious ness. The deputy coroner who performed the autopsy upnn the body of Duffy re ported that death was the result of cere- I brai hemorrhage, caused by a blow. ] Manager O'Rourke. Boxer Justus and ! Referee Roche were held on a charge of I assault In bail of $2000. Further hearing of the case was set for tomorrow. FAITHFUL TO BRYAN. SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Jan. 4.—At the meeting of the Democratic state central committee tonight Governor Altgeldi was victorious in the first test of strength in the fight between the Democratic fac ticns headed by himself and Secretary of State Hinriclisen, respectively. The governor's candidate for state chairman, Dwight W. Andrews of Chicago, was selected without opposition, Hinrichsen and, others refusing to vote. Resolu tions were adopted pledging the state Democracy's support of the principles and declarations of tne last national Democratic convention. The resolutions were highly laudatory of Mr. Bryan. THE MINERS' WANTS. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 4.—Califor nia miners want the legislature to appropriate $100,000 for a miners' hos pital and asylum, and a bill to that effect has been drawn up at the request of the hospital committee of the State Miners' association. If the legislature For »Bq7 THE HERALD guarantees an average dairy circulation ot more than . . . 12,000 Copies . . . Sworn statement for the past year is published on Classified Page of each Issue. NEWS OF THE MORNING By Tele-graph: Fair weather today with light winds. A railroad to Randsburg is among tha possibilities. The story of the loss of the filibuster con firmed; eight of the crew were lost. The biizzard still rages from Minnesota to Kansas- and traffic is greatly impeded. Tobacco growers and manufacturers pre sent their case before the ways and means committee. Train robbers under arrest confess to taking part In the Blue Cut robbery and the Canaba horror. Fltzsimmons signs articles to meet Cor bett on March lith; Pug Duffeydias of In juries received In a fight. Some dreary echoes of the failure of the National Bank of Illinois; several banks In Minnesota forced to close; a Baltimore defaulter suicides. The state legislature meets and finds the capital crowded and jammed with seekers after Jobs; organization Is effectcal of both houses and anti-funding resolutions Intro duced in, the assembly: the Perkins men claim to be confident of success. Meeting of the Women's Press club- Page 7. Herman Silver's "Traitorous Affiliation" —Page 4. A party of distinguished Georgians In- the city—Page 7. T>a'h of George W. Meade, a patriotic citizen—Page 10. The Berkeley boys at the Los Angeies theater—Page 7. Burglar*, eat. drink and make merry In a hotel—Page 3. Thieves and hobos arraigned at the po lice court—Page (!. Claude Van Norman arrested on a charge of mayhem—Page 3. Four Whittler graduates to return, to Alma Mater—Page 9. Accident to C. A. Codori while trying to board a train—Page 10. Cottage burned on Ottawa street; three persons injured—Page 3. Annual meeting of the chamber of com merce tomorrow—Page 7. Frank Meyers acquitted of stealing his partner'nj clothing—Page 3. Tne Gallagher-Burns fight at the Ath letic club tonight—Page 3. A. D. Shepard. the new Southern Pacific manager takes charge—Page 7. The row at the Pasadena race meeting the Times' mans malice—Page 7. Methodist ministers pass resolutions con cerning the Horseshoe saloon license- Page 6. County jail guests appeal t»*the grand Jury; some queer mistakes somewhere— page 6. Tin- new beard of ednention. will proves Solid Seven; Dr. Mathis elected chairman —Page 7. The board of supervisors honor their re tiring chairman; Supervisor Woodward succeeds' to the chair—Page 9. Mayor Snyder's salutatory and Mayor Rader's valedictory. ...A plain talk on th» water question — A liberal policy advo cated—Page 3. The new city government In charge.... Herman Sliver elected president of th* council....Fire, police and park commis sioners selected and a new police surgeon —Page 5. News of the Courts—The notorious "Bud" Price has difficulties with his bondsmen.... Judge Smith waxes warm over a monstrous divorce case—A curious real estate trans action and phenomenal profits....Young Lehman goes free....The divorce mi 11.... New suits and court notes—Page 10. Southern California Specials—Pasadena's city trustees consider a new bridge; a con scienceless thief....Disbarment, proceed ings against Attorney Allen at San Ber nardino... .Santa Barbara's municlpa' election—Page 7. passes the bill It !s> Intended to locate the Institution near San Francisco. HEAVY DAMAGE. QUINCY, 111., Jan. 4.—Later reports \ Increase the storm damage In this sec | tin. On the St, Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern and on theQulr.cy, Oma :ha and Kansas City roade there were j bad washouts which Interfered with the I traffic. The rainfall was five inches in i forty-two hours and the Mississippi rlevr rose eight feet since Friday night. The walls of St. Joseph's Catholic church, now being built at a cost of SSO.fOO, were washed out on two sides and will have to be rebuilt. The stocks of lumber yards along the river bank were washed into the stream. Consider able lives tock has been drowned. A RIVER RISING. ' BATESVILLE. Ark., Jan. 4.—During j the heavy storm of yesterday White I river rose eighteen feet in a few hours , The fleet of government barges moord I here broke away at midnight and drift ed down the river. Captain. Keefe and ' three men named Smith, Williams and Galvin were on one of the barges and have not been heard from since. ANOTHER LANDSLIDE. LONDON, Jan. 4.—A Rome dispatch to the Standard reports that an im | mrnse landslide has occurredl at St. | Anna Pelgo. In the province of Medina, ': affecting seven square kilometres. As | a result hundreds are left homeless, IX2 buildings l having collapsed and the occupa..ts ruined. BURBAKK'S NEW ROSE. SANTA ROSA. Jan. 4.—Charles H. Perkins, the famous seed man of New ark N. J.. while here today, completed negotiations for a new hybrid yellow rose with Luther Rurbank. a well known California botanist and originator. Per kins pays Burbank $10,000 for the new rose. city pricp, pn.n siNni. D cr»!>v « cant on TKANSI'OitI AfIUN LINB3, g CENTS THE HUNGRY HORDE CROWDS THE CAPITAL As the Legislators Gather for Business I BIER OF 11 ONEMPIOYED Would Make the State Direcc tory Look Sick ORGANIZATION IS EFFECTED And a Program ol Rigid Ecsaomy Mapped Out Wbereat tbe Wiser Members Simply Sail* In Unconcern The Perkins Men Claim Entire Confl uence of Success—The First Reso lutions Introduced Oppose tha Railroad Funding Bill j\ Special to The Herald. SACRAMENTO, Jan. 4.—Never before in the history of this city was there a more eager crowd of visltora on hand at the opening of the legislature than la here now. The city ta swarming with persona from nearly every portion of th* state whose business here is to And busi ness. Almost any kind of a job is wel come that will last a couple of months, and involves a minimum of labor with a maximum of compensation. Many place hunters are reputable citizens, respected at home and here only because of finan cial necessities; others constitute a class prone to hang upon every legislative body or public official that may si cm likely to bestow patronage without re gard to merit, but as a matter of purely personal interest. The resolution adopted to reduce the expenses of the assembly $197 a d y has caused widespread consternation among the grand army of needy seekers aftev fat positions, and many of them wear long faces tonight, yet still come mors place hunters. Every train brings them. A special train from San Francisco this evening was filled with them. AH the hotels are crowded, packed, jammed with excited guests. Many Los Ange les county visitors are at Western, and others are scattered about the city wherever they can find a place to bunk. There Is a vast amount of caucusing in both parties, but much of it is unim portant as to definite results. The senatorial contest overshadows everything else just now. At this writ ing Sam Shortrldge seems to be the only opponent of Perkins, but the gen eral opinion among Republicans is that Perkins will win. It is believed that the entire Republican delegations from the south will stand by him. Tet Short rldge assumes great confidence. New members of the legislature laugh at what they call the "spaem of econ omy" displayed in the legislature todays and freely predict it will not last long. Concerning the senatorial tight there is much difference of opinion as to the ob ligation of Republicans not attending caucus to vote Cor the caucus nominee. Mr. Perkins' friends bold that all .ire bound, while the opposition olaim that the cauotiß binds only those who parti cipated in it. Martin Kelly made a ptap osition to the Perkins men to the effect that the opposition will caucus, provided a vote be adopted malting a two-thirds vote necessary to choice. He says tha matter is under consideration. On the other hand, General Dickinson and otner legislators interested in there election of Mr. Perkins, ridicule the prop osition. They say they will follow the time-honored precedents, go into cau cus, nominate, and present their nomi nee to the senate and assembly. If any Republicans bolt, the responsibility wilt rest with them. I hear of a great number and variety of new measures prepared, or about to be prepared, for introduction whenever the two houses shall have been organ ized and ready for business. Senator Bulla, of Los Angeles, is deeply Inter ested In several reformatory enact ments, one being in the direction of a constitutional amendment opening the door for Imports, and changes In the tax laws of the state. In due time he will be heard from on that subject. So will Senator Stratton of Alameda. There will be four or five primary acts intro duced. While they will be similar In many respects, in others they will be quite diflerent. The various measures will be carefully studied, their best fea tures noted and a composite bill Incor porating them all recommended for pas sage. Senator Stratton, Assemblyman North of Alameda and Judge Dibble of San Francisco, have all prepared bills providing for new primary acts which will be general in operation and not re stricted to particular cities, as was ths one enacted at the last session. All things considered, indications point to a very important, lively and perhaps sensational session. WHAT WAS DONE. Organization Effected and Antl-Fur.d ing Resolutions Introduced. SACRAMENTO. January 4.—By the Associated Press. Organiza tion was effected in both branches of ths legislature today. The senate got through with Its work in short order, the Republican members having settled on everything In caucus except the patron age, on which they had a meeting later in the day. In the assembly it was ten minutes past the noon hour when the members were called to order by Chief Clerk Duckworth of the Thirty-first assembly, and shortly after 2 oclock a recess wa* taken until 4 ociocli organ ization. Lieutenant-Governor Jeter called the senate to order promptly on the. stroke of midday and organization was pro ceeded with without the usual lnvecsv"