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Make a Landing at Port
n still iiccoiieuor
And Are Regarded As Certain to
Be Dead
As Told by the Survivors of Ihe
Correspondent Delgsdo Ssld to Be Sick Halo >
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 Blue Cut Miscreants All
Given by One of the Robbers Under
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
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.
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
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
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
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 line of economical reforms. Retir
ing Governor Rlckards leaves directly
for California to spend the winter with
his family at Pacific Grove.
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.
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.
Considered by the Ways and Means
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.
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.
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
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.
Affixed to an Agreement to
Meet Corbett
And Botb Men Are Evidently Anxious to
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
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
By Tele-graph:
Fair weather today with light winds.
A railroad to Randsburg is among tha
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
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.
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.
' 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.
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.
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
city pricp, pn.n siNni. D cr»!>v « cant
As the Legislators Gather
for Business
Would Make the State Direcc
tory Look Sick
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.
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
Lieutenant-Governor Jeter called the
senate to order promptly on the. stroke
of midday and organization was pro
ceeded with without the usual lnvecsv"

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