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Dakota, for the relief of the sufferers by the wreck of the United States revenue cutter Gallatin off the coast of Massa chusetts in 1892, granting to the state of Kansas the abandoned Hayes mili tary reservation for t' : purpose of es tablishing western branches of the Kan sas agricultural college and of the Kan sas normal school thereon, and for a public park and to provide for the revi sion and adjustment of the sales of the Otoe and Missouri reservation lands in Kansas and Nebraska and confirm the titles under the sales, were passed. On motion of Cockrell, Democrat, of Missouri, the senate at 3:40 went Into executive session. At sp. m. the senate adjourned until Monday. NOMINATIONS WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—The Presi dent today sent these nominations to the Senate: John H. Burford, Chief Justice, and Bayard T. Hainer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Oklahoma- Edwin S. Cunningham of Tennessee U> be Consul at Aden, Arabia. CONFIRMATIONS WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—The senate today confirmed these nominations: N. E. Malcolm of San Jose, Cal., to be United States commissioner in the dis trict of Alaska. R. C. Parsons, Jr., of Ohio, secretary of the embassy at Rome. W. Smith of North Carolina, to be minister and consul general to Liberia. E. A. Hitchcock of Missouri, to be ambassador to Russia. William McMicken of Olympia, Wash., to be surveyor general of Washington. L. M. Berg of Texas, consul at Neuvo Laredo, Mexico. Postmasters: California—E. A. Clapp, Azusa; J. C. Boggs, Newcastle; C. D. Bonesteel, Ventura; M. A. Luce. San Diego; H. Jacoby, San Pedro; T. A. Nelson, Stockton. IN COMMITTEE fortifications Bill Completed—South Carolina Liquor Bill WASHINGTON. Feb. 11.—The Senate Committee on Appropriations today com- j pleted consideration of the fortifications bill. The committee recommended ap propriations which double the figures of the bill as passed by the House. The ( amount carried by the bill as agreed upon is a little over $9,000,000. LIQUOR LAW \ WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—The House 1 Committee on Judiciary today killed the ; Senate bill to permit the State of South c Carolina to control liquors brought Into s the State in original packages. The mo- ( tion to report it favorably was lost on a ( tie vote. i CIVIL WAR CLAIMS ' WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—Represen- ! tative Wadsworth of New York intro- 1 duced in the House yesterday a bill to c refund to the State of New York $42,796 paid by the State in 1563 to arm State troops organized for the suppression of c . the Rebellion. , , 6 EDWARDS' GIFT Builds a New Settlement in Swell . Bloomsburg LONDON, Feb. 11.—The Passmore Ed- ' wards settlement will be opened in Tav istock place tomorrow, and Lord Peel ' will make an address to the students and guests. Some surprise has been ex pressed at the establishment of a set tlement in a district so swell as Blooms bury, but it is not generally known (hat 1 adjoining the great square is a large ' working-class population. NEW SOCIAL SETTLEMENT It is seven years since a settlement was started in this neighborhood, large ly by the Influence exercised by Mrs. Humphrey Ward's "Robert Ellsmere." The settlement owes its new building to a gift of £12,000 from Mr. Passmor? Edwards, and it is now confidently hoped that it will provide a center of ed ucational and social life in the west cen tral and notliwestern districts of Lon don, analogous to that which East Lon don has found in Toynbee hall. Alger's Health WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—The Presi dent and the members of the Cabinet were surprised at the appearance of Secretary Alger at the regular meeting of the Cabinet today. This is the first time in eight weeks that he has been able to attend. The Secretary looked worn from his long illness and did not remain long at the meeting, but the great progress ho has made towards re covery was noticeable. He leaves to morrow morning for Fortress Monroe. CRIME AND CASUALTY Dr. Samuel Melvin, one of the best known physicians In this state, passed away at Oakland last night while he slept. He was 04 years of age, and was born in Florence, Pa. He was a member of the state board of pharmacy, library trustee and was the Republican nominee for mayor ot his city at one time. Mrs. James Flannery is dying at Oakland from the effects of burns received early this morning. Shu went down stairs, car rying a lamp. As she passed a porllerre tho flimsy stuff Ignited, and In endeavor ing to extinguish the biazu she was burned, Her face, arms and feet are frightfully burned, and recovery is almost Impossi ble. Mrs. Carolina Lane-. ST years of age, died at the Chicago county hospital last night of starvation, and her husband, Cornelius Lang, is in the same institution, dying slowly from tho same cause. Lang was a tailor, and when he lost his job some time ago he and his wife bceume destitute, For a time the neighbors supported them, bul finally they were left alone. When' the police found them today they had been three days without food and a week with out fire. Neither of them was able to speak when found. OAKLAND, Feb. 11.-John W. Lynn who shot his wife five times about ten days ago. and who bus feigned insanity suddenly recovered his reason today when Informed by Prison Keeper Hammorstan that he had shot his wife. Lynn broke down completely and denied having any trouble with his wife, Lynn was a keeper at Agnewf, and It was at first supposed that constant association with the in mates rendered him Insane, but the phvs- Iclans who have been watching him be lieve that he has been shamming. He denies positively that he murdered Peter Camariuas, who was an Inmate of the asylum, of which crime he has been ac cused by one Griffiths, a former at Agnewa- RAY'S REPORTS On Conditions in the Yukon Country THE FOOD SUPPLY IS FAIR BUT TROOPS ARE NEEDED TO war —■ ORDER j The Great Need Is Some Legal Author ity With Power to Enforce Its Decrees Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON', Feb, 11.—The war de partment today made public advices re ceived from Capt. F. H. Ray of the Eighth infantry, who was sent to Alas ka to report on the conditions in the min ing country. The reports embrace a period running from October 3d to November 3d, and are dated from Circle City and Fort Yu kon. They show a very serious state of affairs; that trouble is threatened at various places, and that there is serious danger, owing to the failure of the trans- portation companies to get in sufficient supplies. In a report dated Circle City, October 3d, Capt. Ray recommends that should the government desire to estab lish a post on the Upper Yukon, the mouth of Mission or American creek be chosen as the site, with a sub-post, if necessary, at Circle City. The best in terests of the service, he says, require permanent garrisons to be located well away from mining towns, so that the troops, if required to act, will not be biased by local influences. While food is scarce in Dawson City, the miners in the outlaying camps are fairly well supplied. The eating houses are all closed save one. While I consider the situation critical, I do not believe there will be any great loss of life, be yond that incident to a climate so rig orous as this. That there will be munh suffering along the river and the trail, owing to the rashness and ignorance of people unaccustomed to this climate, no well-informed person here will deny; but there is nothing that should cause undue anxiety or alarm among people in the states who have friends in this country. Some trouble was engendered because the master of the Weare would not pro ceed to Fort Yukon with fifty people belonging in Dawson who had come down as a volunteer crew at the re quest of Manager Healy to handle her for the round trip, so that they could , obtain winter supplies. The men ap pealed to Capt. Ray, who says: "I took them before the agent of the company, who, after hearing their case, admitted that the company was responsible; that he would furnish them shelter and food until such time as the whole river should become passable and they could reach Port Yukon. The whole matter has been much aggravated by the drunkenness and inefficiency of the master mariner of the Weare. "Great injury will result to the com mercial interests along this great high way if some radical steps are not taken to protect all persons from such inter- ference with their legitimate business. At the same time there should be some power to force common carriers to trans port goods for any person offering. At the present time neither of the trans- ortation companies will transport a pound of freight for other traders or for private parties, forcing all people coming into the territory to be wholly dependent upon their stores for their supplies, at their prices. A large majority of the people now here are peaceable and law-abiding, but in the absence of any person in au- thorlty to appeal to for the settlement of the many differences that are con stantly arising, they are compelled to tct outside of the law, and when inllu- enced by passion, prejudice or liquor, will commit acts that Jeopardise great financial interests and from which there Is no appeal. While here lam constnat- ly being appealed to to act where I have no authority. 1 can only act as arbi trator or mediator In the cause of peace. The appeals continue to come to me to know if ever the government is going to send in officials to enforce the law. Miners complain that they cannot per fect any title to their mines, owing to the absence of any land office. "The departments tire sending out commissions to commissioners, re ceivers and registers who cannot qual ify for obvious reasons, the principal one being that there Is not an official quali fied to administer an oath within a thousand miles of this place. A com missioner is powerless, as be has no power to enforce his decisions. "I am surprised that matters are not worse. We are facing a fact, not a the ory, as I believe it is the first time in the history of our government that it has been called upon to govern an outlying province where the issues vital and Important, both national and financial. For, If the transportation, companl - cannot be given protection along this river they will be driven from the field and a route opened through British North America to supply our own peo ple in our own country." Capt. Kay, under date Circle City, Oc tober 7, says that the transportation companies utterly fail to keep promises made to passengers; that 846 people landed at St. Michael destined for Cir cle City and about forty-two reached their destination, the balance being stranded between Circle City and St. Michael, or having returned to the states. ' There has been," he adds, "less than 2000 tons cf freight, all told, delivered above Fort Yukon, and there are now ly ing at that point .',OO tons of provisions and liquor, cached by steamers that DOUld not get over the flats. This failure on the part of the transportation com panli s to put Into the mining districts a sufficient supply of food has not only giver, a serious check to the mining Interests and caused great suffering, but has destroyed all confidence among the people in their ability to supply the de mand by this route. "I am well satisfied that much more could be accomplished If the employes of the transportation companies de voted less time to personal traffic. From what 1 have learned from mine owners and prospectors, I am fully satisfied that .the greater part of the gold belt lies in LOS ANGELES HERALD t SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, mi our territory, along the range known as the Upper Ramparts. "That along the Tananah, Mlnonk creek, Birch creek and the head of Forty Mile there are diggings that will pay from $10 to $20 per day per man are now lying Idle, as they will not pay expenses at the present period. I am satisfied that with adequate means of transportation and cheaper food, this will develop into one of the greatest gold-producing re gions in the world. "A railroad frojn the head of Cook's In let, Prince Williafm sound, to the mouth of the Tananah, from which point sup plies could be delivered by light-draft steamers along the navigable tributaries of the Yukon, will secure our people the commerce of the whole country. I '0.X..' the orders for all supplies which the government is to be responsible for, ami will submit the total amounts when the work is finished. Both agents have ver bally asked me to take charge of the caches, which I have refused to to, for cogent reasons. "I shall not force an issue, but shall defend the caches from violence and pil lage, as they contain the only provisions this side of Dawson, upon which many hundreds of people are dependent for ex istence for the next seven months. "Should it come to fixing the amount each shall receive, I may then be corn- pelled to take charge, aa I find there are many lawless and turbulent charac ters here. I have gone over Use stock and manifests of both companies, nnd find that both have exaggerated the amount on hand here. The people arriving here all agree In stating that the managers of both companies urged people to come here, stating, as an Inducement, that there were over 1000 tons of provisions at this place, when in fact there are less than 300 tons, and that badly assorted foi issue. With a ration of three pounds per day, there can be fed at this place 300 people until the Ist of June, without tea or coffee. I may be placed in a position where 1 may be compelled to take pos session of the caches to save them from pillage and to insure an equitable dis tribution. "I went up to Fort Yukon with Mr. Richardson, and soon after reaching there was waited upon by a committee from the miners' meeting, who stated their demands. There were 75 of them, and they demanded they be furnished on credit with an outfit of provisions and clothing for nine months. This Mr. Davis, the agent, declined to do. I explained to them that 1 would give orders on the stores to feed the destitute, but as the companies offered work at good wages, the able-bodied should accept it, and those having money would be allowed to purchase a reasonable outfit of provis ions for the balance of the year. I came away without getting any definite an swer out of them, leaving Lieut. Rich ardson at the cache for the night. I re ceived a note from him, saying he be lieved they intended to attack the cache a£ 10 a. m. the next day. I at once is sued notices, taking possession of the cache, and ffad them posted that night on the door of the store house and in ail the camps, and early next morning I started from here with 25 volunteers. I could not arm them efficiently, being able to raise only five rifles and a few pistols, so I deemed it wise not to take anything but pistols, concealed. "Soon after starting word came to me that they had passed a resolution to ar rest me should I attempt to go to the cache." "1 started to go to the cache. When I arrived within one and one-half miles of the cache I was met by one man (Nob lett), w ho stated that the miners wished to have me come to their camp to talk over the situation, which I declined to do. He then came out in his true colors and said they had determined to prevent my going forward by force, and at a sig nal from him 22 men, armed with rifles, came out of the timber and covered the party. "I stated my terms, to feed the desti tute, and so long as the companies would take wood they were to go to work at the rate of $5 per cord, and If they could not get work, they would be fed, if pos sible, until the river opened; that bona lide miners could obtain outfits, provided they went into the field. In a few mo ments he (Noblett) returned and said they accepted the terms, and I went on to the cache, where I found between 30 and 40 men, who said they had nothing, and I caused all to be fed. I have hoisted the flag over the buildings and placed a guard. "This is not a case of worthy destitute miners; it is premeditated robbery, and had they been able to get possession of either Lieut. Richardson or myself, the cache would have been lost. A number of very desperate and lawless characters have been forced out of Dawson, North west Territory. 'i believe my experience confirms my opinion formed on my journey here, that some radical steps are necessary to give protection to life and property next sum mer, with the opening of navigation. "1 am still of the opinion that it should be a military government, with power to hunt to the death the lawless ele ment." Under date of November 2 Capt. Ray recommends that the government take steps to effectually check emigration to this region of all people who do not come prepared with sufficient provisions to last them for two years. The next day he submits a recom mendation for a patrol steamer to check the operations of the lawless. Accompanying the report is a letter to the adjutant general from President Weare and Manager Healy of the X. A. T. anil T. Co., strongly appealing for the protection of the strong arm of the mil itary, and a letter to ("apt. Healy from Capt, Hay. advising the company that it must take steps to check the exodus down the river as far as possible; that provisions are short, amounting to less than 300 tons, and urging the company to use its Influence to secure legislation lor the protection of the country by the military. WELLS' SUPPLEMENT WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—Pursuant to instructions from the Acting Secre tary of War, a special supplementary report has been prepared by Mr. E. Hazard Wells, who acted as agent for the War Department, in bringing at tention to Captain Kay's dispatches. He has traversed the interior of Alaska and has a practical knowledge of the country that is possessed by few per sons. He says, among other things: "There are undoubtedly large deposits of gold in Alaska, rivaling those of the British Northwest Territory. I noticed excellent mineral Indications on the Tanana river and in other localities In IX9O. I discovered a true fissure vein of (iuartz, eight feet in diameter, with well defined casing rocks, upon the Upper Tanana. This quartz evidently con tained metal. Specimens which I se cured to take out to San Francisco for assay were subsequently lost In a river catMtronha. Numerous creeks enUr,-. Ing the upper Tanana revealed colors of gold in the sands." "To the westward of Tanannah rise gigantic chains of mountains, which will make prospecting toward the Kus koklm and Sushitna rivers extremely difficult. From a good point of vantage, upon a high mountain near the head of Copper river, I obtained a blrdseye view of the country to the westward and be held Titanic masses of rock upheaval, in much the same fashion as the Andes in South America. A range of very tall mountains parallels the Tanannah on its westward, joining at an acute angle with the high Alaska range, which sweeps across from the Tanannah near Robertson river to the mouth of Sushit na and beyond. "To the westward of this V-shaped ar rangement of mountains lies the vast unexplored territory of the Kuskokim. • I have descended the Kuskokim 800 miles to the sea coast and found a broad, deep and somewhat sluggish stream flowing in from the unknown east. My observation on the lower Kuskokim does not Induce the belief that It flows out from a gold-bearing region, but it is possible, nevertheless, as its sluggish waters would hardly carry color very far down stream." INDIAN RIVER ORE SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 11—Early In December James T. O'Brien, who recent ly arrived here from Dawson City, dis covered croppings of a quartz lead while crossing the ridge between the head of El Dorado Creek and Quartz Creek, a branch of the Indian River. He brought out samples of ore from the bottom of the shaft and left them at Juneau to be assayed. Today Mr. O'Brien received a letter from John Olds, proprietor of the Occidental Hotel at Juneau, which stated that the report of the assayers at the Treadwell Mine gave the value of the ore as $5800 In gold and ninety ounces in silver. The ledge from which this remarkably rich ore was taken Is three feet wide and gives every indication of being a true lead. TRAVEL BY RAIL MONTREAL, Feb. 11—The officials of the Canadian Pacific Railroad pro fess to be not at all afraid of a boycott by the Western roads. The appeal from Chicago to "Vice-President Shaughnessy has not altered their attitude. In the meantime Klondike travel is growing. From advices received by the Canadian Pacific passenger department, the number of people who left the Pa cific seaports from Alaska and Yukon points, was 5455 for the month between January 6th and February Ist inclusive. That number is considered small com pared with what it will be In another month. FIVE MEN FROZEN VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 11.—According to news from Alaska by the City of To peka one of the small steamers plying between Juneau and Skaguay brought word just as the Topeka sailed that five men had been frozen to death on the Chilcoot Pass and three others brought to Dyea, although names or particulars were not yet obtainable. MAY BE ALIVE STOCKTON, Feb. 11.—It was rumored in Stockton today that Powers and Woods, who loft Milton last summer for the Alaska gold fields, had been caught in an avalanche and buried alive. Mrs. Sollinger. a Bister of Woods, says that she heard from her brother last Sep tember. His relatives here express no anxiety over the fact that he has not written. TO PRESERVE ORDER SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 11.—A letter received here today from Sitka, Alaskn, states that the gunboat Wheeling, which is stationed there, has been ordered to Skaguay. RELIEF STORES SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 11.—Arange ments have been made to transport the remaining detachment of the govern ment relief expedition op the steamer Lucille which sails from here next Sat urday. MORE STRIKES REPORTED PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11.— J. L. Schroeder, who left Dawson City De cember 20th, arrived on the steamer Ore gon today. He reports that just before he left rich strikes had been made on Henderson creek. 70 miles southeast from Daw-son, and that additional rich finds had been made on Bonanza and Hunker creeks. He <also reports that very' rich quartz ledges have been lo cated on Stewart that a party of 20, headed by an experienced mining engineer, had Just left Dawson for that region. He said that the strike on Hen derson was so rich as to cause quite a authorities act promptly. DISORDER AT DYEA SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 11.—The steamer Utopia, which arrived from Skaguay and Dyea this morning, re ports that a vigilance committee Is be ing formed at Skaguay, and it is the intention of the committee to drive out of town the horde of toughs and bunco men. Hold-ups and petty larcenies are being daily reported, and It is more than prob able that lynchings will occur unless the stampede to that locality. LICENSES WANTED WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—Represenl ative James Hamilton Lewis of Wash ington left tonight for Ottawa. Ont., to endeavor to induce the Canadian au thorities to send into the Klondike min ing region an official authorized to Issue miners' licenses. At present It is nec ■Sary for American miners who desire t.i work in Canada to go to Victoria to obtain their licenses. Many of them lit out at that point and proceed to their destination on Canadian vessels. Rep resentative Lewis has received many letters and telegrams from Washington urging him to facilitate the work of American miners by using his Influence to have a Canadian license official locat ed in the mining region. He expects to secure this concession from the Domin ion government. Plyler's Partner Sentenced SANTA CRUZ, Cal.. Feb. 11.—There was hardly standing room in the Su perior Court this morning, when Consta ble Jos. Harv'eston was sentenced to San Quentin for fourteen years for mayhem. Motions for an arrest of judgment and a new trial were denied, but a stay of proceedings for ten days was granted. He received the same sentence as Ply ler, the principal in the crime. The Grand Jury has resumed its investigation of the Plyler case. The Bernhardt's Danger PARIS, Feb. 11.—Mme. Sara Bernhardt will go into a hospital next Wednesday and undergo a surgical operation for the re moval of n libroid growth. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund money if It falls to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. LOCAL OPTION Is Gently But Very Firmly Sat Upon LEAGUE WHEELMEN MEMBERS WILL HOLD NO RACE MEETS ON SUNDAY Six-Day Races Made a Little Less Brutal—The League to Abandon Control of Racing Associated Press Special Wire ST. LOUIS, Feb. 11.—After three days of hard work, the national assembly of the League of American Wheelmen to night finally adjourned, after one of the most notable sessions ever held by that body. The all-Important question of lo cal option in the matter of Sunday rac ing was again defeated, an amendment providing that divisions be grant ed the right to determine for themselves whether or not Sunday bicycle races should be permitted being voted down by but six votes. Thirty-two other amendments were disposed of during the day in various ways. Some were indefinitely post poned or withdrawn, while four were de feated. Among the more important of those adopted are the following: In article 111 of the constitution a new section was inserted, to read: No. 9. No professional shall be eligible to entry In any open race run under the rules of the League of American Wheel men, unless he is registered with the racing board. Article HI, section 8 (L) substitute: Contestants at meets closed to a col lege or to any number of colleges form ing an intercollegiate meet may for these meets only be governed by the amateur rules of tho Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America. Article V, section 3, was amended by striking out the word "wheelmen." Other amendments adopted provided for the payment of $2500 a year as com pensation to Chairman Mott of the na tional racing board, and declaring that hereafter no sanctions would be given for any six-day continuous races unless the riders be compelled to take at least, two hours' rest out of every 24. Resolutions were adopted flxlng the registration fee for professionals at $2 per year, and calling on the national government to push the demand on the Turkish government for the p;*yment of $40,000 indemnity to the mother of Frank E. Lenz, the Pittsburg member of the L. A. W., who was murdered in Turkish territory while on a tour ot the world. R. C. Botier of Milwaukee introduced the following resolution, which was warmly indorsed by prominent men in the league, and finally adopted: "Resolved, That the executive com mittee of the L. A. W. be instructed to investigate the feasibility of turning over to some other organization or body the control of racing, and to report its results at the next national assembly." This concluded the work of the as sembly, which adjourned sine die. EUROPEAN RIDERS NEW YORK, Feb. 11.— W. J. Morgan of this city has received a cablegram from T. W. Eck, who is now in Paris, stating that Eck had signed several well-known cyclers for the races which will be in the International Track Asso ciation. The most prominent of the rid ers signed is J. A. Apden, the Dutch rid- er. Among the other riders who will compete are Henry Cissac, the middle distance rider of France, and Pontree chl, who has been the Italian champion for the past four years and has defeated most of the European riders. NEW YORK YACHTSMEN Elect Officers and Arrange for Astor Cup Races NEW YORK, Feb. 11.—At the annual meeting of the New York Yacht Club these officers were elected: Commo dore, J. Plerpont Morgan; Vice-Commo- dore, Lewis Cass Ledyard; Rear Com modore, August Belmont; Secretary, J. V. S. Oddie; Treasurer, F. J. Hurst; Measurer, John S. Hyslop. An offer from John Jacob Astor to es- Kl ° ndilLe I ft one whose blood runs sluggishly. Blood and* nerve are a Klondike man's best outfit. With them he JF j* can work and win; without them he should stay at home. 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U # ULI I lIL DUUIV I KLL satisfy y«*rself that it is different from every thing else, it cures. Get the book « | about it, free on request. Call or address fm I SANDEN ELEGTRIG GO. 8 #r Office Hours, * to 6; Evenings, 7 to 8; Sundays, II) to 1. jR iMM SPECIHL NOTieE—Dr. Sanden's office is UP STAIRS. His Beks cannot be bought in drug stores. Ub 1 tabllsh a series of cup races, cups to be given annually by him In perpetuity in place of the Ooelet cups was accepted. By the death of Ogden Ooelet the Ooe let cups, the yearly contests for which were among the most interesting events of the yachting season, were withdrawn, not being provided for in Mr. Qoelet's will. • ON THE TURF Winners of Races Run on the Oakland Track SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11.—Results at Oakland: ) Six furlongs, selling—Seaspray won, McFarlane second, Blue Bell third; time, 1:1514. Three and a half furlongs, selling- Humidity won, Royal Fan second, Amooltopec third; time, o:42>£. Six furlongs—Midian won, Tule sec ond, Woodford Ally third; time, 1:14%. Mile and a sixteenth, selling—Serena won.Roche second. Highland Ball third; time, 1:48. Six furlongs, selling—Refugee won. Lucky Star second, Midas third; time, 1:15. Six furlongs, selling—Melvin Burn liam won, Ravelette second, Flandes third; time, 1:15%. Oakland Race Entries The following nre the entries and weights for the races to be run at Oakland track, Oakland, today. Commissions received and placed by the Los Angeles Turf club, Black & Co., nt Agricultural park. Take Main street cars. Down town office In rear of No. 143 South Broadway. First quota tions received nt 1:80 oclock p. m.t First race, three-fourths of a mile, sell ing—Miss Remsen, 100; Alvlna, 100; VVa tomba. 100; Kalaerln, 100; Dr. Bernays, 102; Ideal. 102; Valenclenne, 102; Royal Prise, 102; Rio Brio, 102; Bow and Arrow, 102; Roxev Murphy, 102; Chihuahua, 104; Morl nell, 105; Alkoran, 105; Good Friend, 105; Ordago, 105; Kb,lad, 107; Catawba, 107; Blarney Stone, 112. Second race, three and a half furlongs, 2-year-olds, purse—Nloris, 102; Odd Eyes, 102; Magdalenes, 102; Ellen Wood, 102; Rey Hooker, 105; Fox Eye, 110; Taluca, 110; Buena Ventura, 110; El Mldo, 110; Saintly, 110. Third race, the Flirtation stake, six and a half furlongs—St. Calatlne. 107; Allle Belle, 109; Napamax, 109; La Maroma, 109; Torslda. 112. Fourth race, the Gunst stake, one and one-sixteenth of a mile—Traverser. 94; King William. 104; Fleur De Lis, 109; Ostler Joe, 112: Libertine. 112. Fifth race, two miles, selling—Marplot, 89; Chas. Rleff, 92; Calllns, 101; Dick Be ham, 104; Judge Denny, 105. Sixth race, one mile, purse—Las Prletas. 8S: Prince Tyrant, 91; Draught, 98; Lord Marmion, 99; Paul Griggs, 101; Lincoln Sec ond, 101; Refugee, 103; Little Chris, 103; Flashlight, 111. Warships Wanted LONDON, Feb. 11.—A dispatch to the Standard from Glasgow says the Span ish government has requested the Clyde Ship-building Company to push Span ish work. The company yesterday dis patched to Spain a high-paced torpedo catcher, fully manned by Spaniards. A Piece of a Body NEW YORK, Feb. 11.—A human thigh was found last night floating in the water at the foot of Pacific street, Brooklyn. It Is thought that it may have some connection with the dismem bered body of a man found in New York at the foot of Roosevelt street. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 11.—One of the new bills Introduced In the House today was by Mr. Mount (Populist), proposing to change the name of Car lisle County to "William Jennings Bry an" County. CALCUTTA, Feb. 11.—Excellent rains In Northern and Central India have In sured successful spring crops. The plague Is spreading alarmingly In the Punjab. Suit was filed in the United States cir cuit court yesterday against the bonds men of ex-Collector of Internal Revenue O. M. Welburn to recover the sum of $41, --030.14, with Interest and costs, which hi the actual amount found to be due the government on the Norton dt-falcation. This does not include Wellburn's shortage as a disbursing officer, which will probably amount to $7000. Mrs. C. M. Renaud left yesterday for Pierce, Ariz., to join her husband. She was accompanied by her sisters, Mrs. P. B. Soto, who returns to her home at Wilcox. Ariz., and Mrs. James O. Carr of New York, who has been vlsltng her father, Bailiff Appel of the police courts. Mrs. Carr will return to this city later and re main until summer. SAN DIEGO. Feb. 11.—The Monadnock arrived today from Magdalena bay, where she had been having target practice. She will leave for San Francisco Monday. M. T. Jones, president of the South Texas National bank at Houston, who Is making a tour or this part of the state, Is In the city tor a short stay. Great ■ Gift Clearance . Sale . Specials Today a a and Monday 25 c and 50c Band Bows. IF cut to IDC Four-ply Link Cuffs. 1 e?_ Cut to IoQ Full Seamless Merino Half ill. Hose. Cut to IaV2W Winter Weight Natural Wool 7A- Underwear. Cut to „ lUC Extra Quality Wool <M A A Underwear. Cut to 4>l.Uu Fine Australian Wool Underwear. Cut to $I«£U Our own make $1 White and Fancy Shirts. Cut to /UC Our own make 11.25 White £| A/\ and Fancy Shirts. Cut t0... $I*UU Large stock of Klondike goods at manufacturers' prices J* J» J» Eagleson G Go. 112 8. Spring St. Opposite the Nadeau COL. SPERRY'S SHOTGUN DISCHARGED AT JUST THE WRONG TIME Stockton's Big: Flour Manufacture!, the Victim of the Careless Hand ling of Firearms SAN RAFAEL, Cal., Feb. 11.—Col. George B. Sperry of Stockton was seri ously Injured this afternoon by the ex plosion of his gun while hunting snips on the preserves of the Country club in Bear valley. Col. Sperry with a com panion was enjoying a day's shooting on the marshes. His gun was accidentally discharged, the contents striking just above the knee and tearing away the* kneecap and mangling the leg badly. He had become separated from his com panions and lay for some time before as sistance reached him. The alarm was given and aid summoned from the Ab bott ranch. Everything possible was done to stop the flow of blood pending the arrival of a physician from this city. His wounds were dressed and the pa tient made as comfortable as possible) pending his removal to this place. He was resting easily this evening and his physician looks for ultimate recov ery, though the wounded man will be a cripple for the balance of his life. George Barker Sperry was born in the state of New York in 1852 and was brought to Stockton In early infancy, his father, Austin Sperry, having pre ceded his family here and established the business out of which has grown tho great Sperry mills. The firm of Sperry & Co. was incorporated with George B. Sperry as president, and was conducted by him until the company was merged into the Sperry Flour company, of which he is also president. Mr. Sperry has always shown great public spirit and has been liberal In pro moting every enterprise for the public good. He is a man of decided opinions and has a vigorous way of expressing them. He was active in politics but de clined public office. The only one he has ever accepted was that of a position on the staff of Governors Markham and Budd. His resignation of the latter was put In language characteristic of the man and was the subject of widespread comment. Open and candid, he seemed Incapable of dissimulation and was sometimes very Impolitic in his candor, but his frankness won him universal re spect even though it sometimes mads him enemies. He has a handsome resi dence In the northern suburbs and four bright children, of whom It Is said they inherit all his vigor of mind and the graces and high intelligence of thels mother.