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If n subscriber prefers he enn drop n line to The Hernld bualnsas offlca and the change enn be made easily In that wny. SUBWAYS AND PARK In. accordance with the provision! of an ordinance approved on the 7th ins*.,, a special election will be held on Wednes day, July 6th, to determine whether the city shall Incur an additional bonded in debtedness of 1170,000 for the purpose of making three much needed improvements, two of which have long been mooted— the extension of Third street westward and of Broadway northward, by means of tunnels, and the acquisition of land for a public park in the Sixth ward. All qualified electors of the city will have a vote upon the questions—for or against the street extensions, and for or against the park—although they will nod be privileged to vote separately upon the subway schemes. Two thirds of all the votes cast will be necessary to authorize the issuance of the bonds. If that pre ponderance of the votes shall favor the park proposition, $10,000 in bonds will be at once issued, and the proceeds em ployed in the purchase of a site and In its improvement to the extent of the funds remaining. The vote will at the same time determine the location of the park within the territory bounded by Central and Slauson avenues, Main and Jefferson streets. The street improvements must stand or fall together. The sum of $160,000 is deemed essential tor this work, and if two-thirds of the votes cast shall be In the affirmative, bonds to the aggregate of the amount stated will be at once is sued, and the proceeds devoted to the prosecution of the work. The park bonds, forty in number, will be In denominations of $250; the tunnel bonds, one hundred and sixty in number, will be in denominations of $1000. The interest and one fortieth part of the principal will be paid) each year, the interest in two semi-an nual installments, both principal and In terest in gold coin of the United States. An elaborate argument in support of either the park or street improvements would, we fancy, be a work of superero gation, since both their Importance andj their value are quite generally conceded. The only line of cleavage would be as to whether this is an opportune time to In augurate the improvements, and whether the scheme devised by the council for providing the requisite funds is as Judi cious in all respects as might be desired. Upon these points there may be, and likely will be, a division of opinion, though the greater danger to be apprehended is that the question will not command the earnest deliberation that its importance demands, and that only a relatively small vote will be cast one way or the other. This is proverbially so in the case of special elec tions, paradoxical as It may seem, though The Herald feels impelled to urge upom citizens the importance of making this an exception to the rule. The amounts asked for at this time are not excessively large, and since the Inter est rate—4 per cent—ls small, and the * payments are extended'over a long term of t fears, the burden will not be seriously felt. The annual payments will not ne cessitate an appreciable increase in the *»vy for municipal purposes, whereas the entire community will enter upon the enjoyment of the Improvements long be- Isre the first of forty annual payments will become due. Almost the entire sum asked for will be paid out for labor, at a, time when the problem of providing for the unemployed is somewhat pressing, so that the bulk of it will speedily find its' way back into tbe current of circulation. Nor will the present generation have it all j to pay. I But we feel that we shall not have wholly discharged our duty to the tax paying contingent if we neglect to add to our commendation of the lmprove- ments a reminder that the too rapid ex pansion of our municipal indebtedness Is not without its perils. An excessive tax rate is sure to discourage Investments In realty and retard the progress of the city In the future, and whereas It has not yet reached alarming proportions, It Is cer tain to be considerably augmented In the next few years by the Issuance of bonds j for the taking over of the water plant, and possibly still further increased by the purchase of other public utilities. The question Is to be determined by the voters themselves, and not by any) constituted body of their representatives, so that, whatever the result of the elec tion, the responsibility will be undivided. It will be In the nature of a referendum, with the additional safeguard compre hended In the legal application of the two-thirds rule. Whichever way that preponderance of the voters leans must be nearly right. At all events, the dissen tients will have less cause to complain than if a bare majority vote was required. At this election the vote will be taken by wards, each ward constituting a pre cinct, and the polls will be open from sunrise until 5 p. m., Wednesday, July 6. PLOT AGAINST THE POPULISTS If the Populists of Los Angeles county, after an Intelligent survey of the field and patient consideration of the Inter-) ests involved in the forthcoming cam paign, shall decide that they have little in common with the Democrats and Sil ver Republicans, and that as between the possible success of a fusion ticket and a continuance in power of the straight Republican machine there Is no choice. The Herald will accept the situation without murmur, for it rec ognizes the right of the rank and file of any and every political party to dom inate its policies and direct its course, without dictation from the outside. But, in the absence of a party newspaper of wide circulation, as a medium for the In terchange of opinions, we take it upon our selves to enter a protest in the] name of the honest and well meaning, conscien tious and sincere elements of the Populist party, with no axes to grind, against the illegitimate efforts being made by a coterie of designing men in this county, palpably in the interest of the Republican machine, to pack the forthcoming con vention against fusion. In county and state, with all of the elements opposed to its continued domination. The methods employed by these schem ers were pretty effectually disclosed in the sworn statement of St B. Fulton, In the last issue of The Herald, though it should not be assumed the program for securing control of the machinery of the Populist party has been wholly commit ted to the little cabal quartered in the Bryson block. The plot is of much larger proportions than is indicated by the story of Mr. Fulton, and doubtless already ram ifies all sections of the county. How suc cessful it will be is a question that be longs wholly to the realm of conjecture. Unopposed within the ranks of the Pop ulist party, it may easily win out, since in that, as In all other political organiza tions, there is ever to be found a readily adaptable and purchasable element, equal to any requirement of adroit ma nipulators with sinister designs and ul terior purposes. Honest members of the party, with the facta before them, may have some difficulty in complacently watching the unfolding of the plot to use the party In furthering the Interests of the Republican push, a course that can scarcely fall to react disastrously upon the Populist organization in the future. READ OUT OF THE SENATE The Chronicle arraigns Senator White upon a dozen counts, as to all of which, with the facts before them, the people will promptly enter a nolle. The legisla ture of this state has faced both ways upon the question of Hawaiian annexa tion. Public sentiment upon It is divided. Senator White will vote according to his convictions when the time comes. His speech in opposition shows that he has mastered the subject; that he has been guided by reason and logic, rather than by Impulse, and he can be depended upon to defend his position if need be. If conservative upon the question of plunging the country into a foreign war, it does not become a McKinley organ to reproach him for It. The benefits of the citrus fruit tariff, over which Mr. White declined to en thuse, are not strikingly in evidence, while the slight advantage gained by the wine Industry has since been more than neu tralized by the new French reciprocity treaty. The Chronicle will probably decide to bottle its partisan wrath and permit Mr. White to serve out his term. SEEPING AN EYE ON DEWEY Nothing; which may be transpiring in Cuba, Porto Rico or at any other point within the theater of war, diverts the thoughts of the country from Admiral Dewey. His immense victory, his isolation in a distant sea, where he has been com pelled to act on his own responsibility, and the Oriental glamour that surrounds him, render his position profoundly Interest ing. Thus far he is the foremost hero) of the war, and it is improbable that any other commander, naval or military, will have the opportunity to rival his achieve ments. The question is on every tongue, "What Is Dewey going to do?" There is the ut most confidence that he will do the wisest thing in all emergencies. He has shown that b,e not only knows how to fight ships, but that he Is capable of dealing success fully with the most delicate questions; LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1998 I ■ ! that he Is familiar with the laws of war. and the principles of diplomacy. He Us not only a brave, but an able man. It was lucky for the government that he ' was in command of the Asiatic squadron ; at an opportune time. A weaker man I might have embarrassed us in many I ways. Dewey has been able to whip the Span ish, control Agulnaldo with his horde of undisciplined and uncivilized Malays and half-breeds, and to hold control of the situation even against inimical European warships. It has been rare that any man has ever been placed In a more trying situation, and rarer that one has succeed ed so well In maintaining the dominating attitude of his country. The people of the United States have been generous In conferring the presidency i upon those who have served in the army. Of the twenty-four presidents eleven had been soldiers. We have had many naval heroes, but none have ever been men tioned in connection with the presidency. Aquatic exploits seem never tc have Im pregnated the American mmd 1 with the idea that a naval chieftain, however bril liant his achievements, was a proper man to be placed at the head of the govern ment. In this view, It Is Inevitable that Dewey will have to be content with the highest naval rank, the admiration and gratitude of his countrymen, and a high place in history. One thing should be said of our naval officers and men, and that Is they are quite as intensely American as any class of our people. Our morning contemporary continues to amuse itself by labeling a number of dispatches "exclusive" which are regu larly sent out by the Associated Press and as regularly are published by The Herald. Ordinarily the public does not care through what channel news Is fil tered as long as it Is reliable and fresh, but the distinctive value of special and) exclusive dispatches, of which The Herald publishes a good' many every day. Is somewhat discounted when a contempo rary calmly labels regular Associated Press dispatches "exclusive." General Otis' explanation of the rea sons why the Seventh California has not been sent to the front scarcely explains. He declares that the secretary of war Is not responsible for it; that all authority is vested in General Merrltt, and that, as a rule, "troops are sent off according to the state of their readiness for service." Granted. But Isn't this conclusive of negligence upon the part of the war sec retary? Why Is the Seventh, first on the ground, the last to be equipped for ser vice? The San Francisco Chronicle declares this state has but one representative in the upper house of congress. The New York World says: "Stephen Mallory White is the first native of California to represent that state In the senate of the United States." It further declares that "he is a well equipped constitutional law yer, and his speech against the Newlands resolution was an able and logical effort." A good deal depends upon the point ot view. It Is a cold day when the German govi ernment fails to discover some new plan for keeping American fruit out of the country. The latest regulation provides that "hereafter only fruit dried until It is hard, friable and moistureless" will be exempted from examination. That sort of fruit is not likely to come in competi tion with anything raised anywhere on earth. The Spanish ambassador at Rome is reported to have aald to a newspaper re porter that "Spain is on the eve of a ca tastrophe." That is obvious if all its am bassadors talk as absurdly as that. Ad vance notices of national catastrophes are not usually traced to discreet diplo mats. The latest dictum from Washington is that the administration will grant a peace only upon the grant of freedom to Cuba, the cession of Porto Rico, and coaling stations in the Philippines and the Canaries. This guess will hold good until the next one is volunteered. The president's alleged plan of attack ing the Spanish coast should at least be delayed until the third squadron, now be ing assembled at Cadiz, is ready to wel come our fleet. To attack Spain direct, at this time, would be like striking a blind girl. The contestants in the water contro versy seem to be sparring for wind. Time is almost up.—Evening Express. Would It not be more correct to say that they are sparring for water? If there is no other way out of the dif ficulty, we trust the president will see the wisdom of sending Alger to Cuba and taking Miles Into the cabinet. The report that the garrison has been withdrawn from Morro castle, Santiago de Cuba, is doubtless a Spanish ruse, and one that is likely to be found loaded. Arthur McEwen wasted a good deal of time, last spring, in prospecting for new issues—that are growing on every hedge these days. During the periodical eruptions of the Vesuvius, the Santiago garrisons do not sleep at home. The allotment of Spanish fours, thank heaven, has not yet begun. We have troubles enough already. The war tax on cigars should be limited to the fall of Havana. That will be long enough in all conscience. It begin si to look as If the American peo ple were disposed to out-grab the land grabbing railways. There are no Indications of a rapproche ment between Mark Hanna and the Hon. H. H. Boyce. Joe Leiter begins to feel aa though he has Invested his entire 1 fortune In Spanish securities. Spain has demonstrated the ease with which a naval war can be carried on with out a navy. POLITICAL REVIEW If the Populists nominate a straight state ticket, T. W. H. Shanahan of Shasta will undoubtedly be their nominee for governor. Mr. Shanahan has represented Shasta in the state assembly for the four last sessions. He Is well known throughout the state, and would undoubtedly make a good run, but of course could jaX election, ln,a three cornered fight. The Republican party of San Francisco city and county' seems to be under the thumb of Kelly. Crimralns and Burns. These gentlemen are directing things po litical in and around the Oolden Gate, and occasionally fighting among themselves for place, power and the other things that usu ally belong to bosses. It must be pleasing to the long-haired Republicans of the state to be the jumping jacks which dance as these Individuals pull the strings. The Democrats of Orange county held their primaries on the 18th and elected dele gates to their county convention, which will elect delegates to attend the state conven tion the date of which has not yet been fixed by the state committee. Orange coun ty Is entitled to ten delegates in the state convention. Since writing our last praise of ex-Con gressman McLachlan, In which we di gressed somewhat on the theme of how he was doing up R. J. Waters, the sad Intelli gence has reached us that Mr. McDach lan's pictureJjuslness did not.work, and that his ephemeral boom has come and gone. Word has come direct from those close to Mr. McLachlan that he Is not in the race; that his chances of the nomination are so remote as to make it certain that he will not receive It. On the other hand, It Is said that the so-called "Newberry push" has so managed things that Mr. Waters is now assured of the nomination. Pasadena papers will please take notice and put on mourning. If there be fusion on the state ticket It is stated by those in a position to know that the Silver Republicans will be given the offices of secretary fit state and one of the associate justices of the supreme court and that this means that H. A. McCraney of Sacramento will receive the nomination for the former and Judge Walter Van Dyke of this city for the latter office. The Silver Republicans of San Diego county are organizing their party in that county and placing themselves on a war footing. Organization is the first step to ward victory, and none know this better than the Sliver Republicans. Randsburg has a Democratic club. It was organized last week. Its president Is M. L Sevier. Just what figure the Randsburg vote will cut in the November election Is Impossible to foretell, but if we may Judge of the returns on election day by the in terest which has been shown in the organi zation Of a club, we could hope that Rands burg was on this side of the county line. The San Bernardino Times-Index announces candidates of San Ber nardino county as follsw: Sheriff, John C. Ralphs and O. J. Neuman; recorder, J. F. Johnson, Jr.; tax collector, G. T. Copeland and L. I. Coy; treasurer, D. T. Burnett; superintendent of schools, H. E. Perrln and E.- C. Lockard. San Bernardino is shy on candidates for clerk, auditor, assessor, coroner, public ad ministrator and dlstrct attorney. Here Is a chance for several anxious individuals In and about Los Angeles. Horace Greeley advised young men to go west. San Bernar dino might invite some of our candidates to come east. Ventura papers are singing the praises ot Superior Court Judge B. T. Williams of \ entura county. This speaks well for Judge Williams, but will probably cut a small figure in the Republican state con vention, where delegations from about four counties combine and, name, all of the nomi nees upon their ticket. The San Francisco Wave says: "The voice of the Democratic press south of Tehacha pl still insists that the Republican party shall nominate Mr. Gage of Los Angeles for governor." We are not aware that the "Democratic press" of thlapart of the state ever Insisted that Mr. Gage should or should not be nominated for governor. The Dem ocratic press has had nothing to say about , the nomination of Mr. Gage, beyond men tioning the fight between Mr. Gage and Mr. Bulla. The Republican press, however, in this part of the state, is divided. Some Re publican newspapers, and among them the Times of this city, favor the nomination of Mr. Gage. On the other hand others are opposed to his nomination, because it will jeopardize the success of Mr. Bulla for United States senator. The Express of this city is among the "others." The Wave, one of the Republican newspapers "north of the Tehachapl," poured hot shot into Mr. Gage and his candidacy for the governorship and stirred up considerable bad feeling among the press and the people. The Democratic press, as spectators, simply enjoyed, and still enjoy, the fun. A correspondent of San Diego writes: Judge I. W. Hughes is being brought prominently forward as a probable and available candidate for the supreme court. Judge Hughes would make a strong candidate. He is an old-fash ioned Democrat, an old-time Virginia gentleman, plain and honest of speech, a man of the people, approachable by all, popular with the masses, an able lawyer and an Incorruptible judge—a judge whose opinions would not be tor sale and who could be depended on to render unbiased, uninfluenced interpre tations of the law; a man who would not only bring honor to the high judi cial office, but reflect honor on the party he has all of his life supported. The judge has the respect of all parties here and would make an ideal candidate The Democrats generally favor Ma guire for governor and he has many friends with the Silver Republicans and Populists and would poll a large vote with all labor organizations. Castle, the present member ,of con gress, if fusion is effected, will be re nominated, as he Is acceptable to Dem ocrats and Silver Republicans and has made a good record, is an able man, an honest man and a true friend of the peo ple, and we hope to send him back to Washington next fall as an upholder of bimetallism. County Clerk Diss of San Bernardino county, as a patriotic citizen, resigned his offices of clerk, auditor and several other auxiliary offices and enlisted as a volun teer. It so happens that the board of su pervisors of that county has a Democratic majority and this majority in the exercise of its political and legal functions appoint ed a Democrat to fill the vacancy, the re sult ot which is that the Republicans of the aforesaid county are In the soup to the tune of some 17000 per annum, that amount 'being; the patronage which the Democratic appointee may distribute to the unterrifled Democracy of Ban Bernardino county. It Is awful, isn't it? The campaign exchequer of the Q. O. P. In our neighboring county will be slightly shy on election day. Byron Waters, the well known attorney, stands a chance of getting into trouble political trouble, of course. It seems that Mr. Waters would like the Democratic nomination for congress for the Seventh congressional district of this state. It also would appear that there Is a strong senti ment In the Seventh district among Demo crats to give the nomination to the in cumbent, Mr. Castle, upon a fusion ticket. With a union nominee the sliver parties can win out; with two silver nominees both would be defeated. Mr. Waters certainly has the right to seek the nomination for congress from the Seventh district. Per haps he would like the fusion nomination, and will contest with Mr. Castle the right to that. There could be nothing wrong in such action. But it Is highly Improbable that Mr. Waters, If defeated by Mr. Castle, would get revenge by kicking over the traces and accepting an Independent nom ination. Mr. Waters, we have reason to believe, If defeated, would not antagonize the successful nominee at all, but on the contrary would turn In and help elect him. During; the last week Populist county conventions have been held In many of the counties of the state. The general result of these conventions must be put down as tending strongly In favor of fusion on the state ticket. In some of the conventions there were symptoms that fusion was dis pleasing to many Populists, but these Pop ulists were In a small minority. Judging from the conventions already held, the fusionlsts will have a large majority in their state convention. The primaries of the Populist party held throughout this county on Tuesday last went oft unusually quietly. It had been anticipated that the middle-of-the-roaders would make a determined effort to capture the delegates and thus forestall fusion on the county ticket, but they were not very much In evidence. So far as we have been able to learn, the fuslonists will have a large majority in the county convention and thus be able to obtain control of the convention and take the necessary pre liminary steps to agree upon the union ticket. It has been charged in some quarters that certain of the antl-fuslonlsts were fur nished with Republican money, which wan used by them to elect, or to attempt to elect, delegates who were unfavorable to fusion. The Republican politicians are none too good for this kind of politics. This Is not tbe first scheme which has been hatched by the courthouse push, and the sleek Individuals who have offices on Broadway. Some of these schemes have not yet come to public notice. While we have no reason to doubt that this push has been do ing business, it is unjust to the antl-fuslon lsts to charge them with being a party to this cowardly political game. Many of the antl-fuslonlsts are opposed to fusion from principle and would not under any ctr- cumstances become the tools of the Re publican office seekers of this county. But we have no doubt there will be found In the Peoples' party, aa there will be found In all parties, a few men who call themselves antl-fuslonlsts but who are in fact such . for revenue. It is with these men that the courthouse cliques of two-termers and new termers have been doing business to thwart the plans of the silver and reform parties looking to fusion. It is hoped that the People's party will ascertain the crim inals within Its own ranks and expel them from the party and keep up their good work until the Republican corrupters of politics and men have been found out and exposed to the contempt of every decent man In this county. POLITICTJS. THE PUBLIC PULSE (The Herald under this heading prints communications, but does not assume re sponsibility for the sentiments expressed. Correspondents are requested to cultivate brevity, so far as is consistent with the proper expression of their views.) A Correction To the 1 Editor of The Los Angeles Herald— Will yiou kindly allow me sp&ce In your val uable paper to correct a c f.rats which appeared In the Los Angeles Dally Times of the 21st Inst.? In Its Orange county Items Its regular correspondent says: "The in fant child of Eld Stafford of the Olive Mill ing oompany was drowned In a barrel of water while playing about the mil. 1 , un guarded." This is false. The little one was drowned In a barrel of water which was stsndlng near the family residence, over two blocks from the mill. The child had not been from llsi mother's presence over rive minutes when found by her. In Justice to Mr. and Mrs. Stafford I will say that they did not allow their baby to play around the mill unguarded at anytime, and in beihaif of the Olive.Miltingcompanywlll say theman a?ers of that plant do not allow young children to play in or around their mdil un attended, as the Times correspondent would have us believe. Being an employe of the above company, I know just what I am talk ing about. E. B. JOHNSON. Olive, Cal.„ June 24, IS9B. Pomona Notes POMONA, June 26.—Dr. J. Slagle and his family were pleasantly surprised by a party of their friend* Friday evening. The Fourth of July will be properly cele brated in Pomona this year, Judging from the contrlbutons already received, with promise of more coming. Misses Grace Carpenter, Cam el la Bowen, and Ella Cannon returned Saturday even ing from Los Angeles, where they have been attending tihe norma', school. The* bicycle races Saturday afternoon at F'fth Avenue park were fairly attended. Following is the score, contestants in the finals crossing the tape In. the order named: One mlie open—Furman, Hasse, Nye; 2:14. Two-mile handicap—Furman, Wlsner, Hasß«; 5:03. One-anile novice—Moody, Eastwood, Chandler, 2:21 2-3. Practice behind sextette, Furman, 2:01. Mile exhibition paced by tandem, Cross lex, Clark; 2:10. Poisoned by Beer SAN FRANCISCO, June 28.—George Read, an, iron moulder, while on his way home from the Young Men's Christian as sociation gymnasium wlthi two companions last n'ght stopped at a saloon at the corner of Howard arfd Elevemtb streets to obtain some steam beer. All three men were soon taken 111, and Read died early Uhls morning. Dr. Morgan of the coroner's office is in clined to believe that death was caused by ptomaine poisoning. A chemical'examina tion ot the remains will be made. Music by Mail ■WASHINGTON, June M.—Postmaster General Smith has Issued an order changing the postal regulations In regard to sheet music Illegally sent into this country. The music, If not claimed by the hoider of the copyright, will be destroyed at the end of three months. Heretofore much of It has been, returned to owners when unclaimed snd reshipped Into this country', particularly from Canada. A sort of opium If obtained from the ommon lettuce. i A Sale i , / s&r Nobody has failed, there is no alarm j ■ m S\ ing sacrifice, hysterical appeal has no I~J il sj place in our request for your attention v\ ' on this occasion. We merely ask you \ID ' V to examine the following lines. y\~nrjT Men's $18 Spring Suits, now . $15 \ \| II Men's $15 Spring Suits, now . . $12 In II Men's $12 Spring Suits, now . $10 p i I Men's $10 Spring Suits, now . $8.50 Jft Mullen & Bluett Consumption Cured DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD Booms X to 15 ZAHN BLOCK Send for Copyrighted Entrance 4115 1-9 South Spring; St. "Treatise on Consumption' ROTTEN STEAMERS i NO THE R ALASKAN FLEET COMES TO GRIEF s THE PASSENGERS GO CRAZY * Want to Shoot the Captains of the Ves sels—The Outfit Towed Back to Port associated Press Special Wire ASTORIA, Or., June 26.—At 3:30 this morn ing the steamer Ellhu Thompson, which left here Friday evening towing the two Yukon river steamers Gamecock and Stag hound, bound for St. Michael, put back into the Columbia river with the tows a com plete wreck. The circumstances as related by Chief Engineer Kelly of the Thompson are as follows: "We left the Columbia Friday evening 1 with fair weather and a fair sea. At 10 o'clock Friday night the Gamecock dis played a red light as also did the Staghound, which was the preconcerted signal of dan ger. The Thompson slowed down and wait ed for daylight. At break of day they woke me up, and Captain Garllck told me to take the small boats and see what was the trouble. With the second mate and three men of our crew we put out for the Game cock. On approaching her I saw that she was in a bad condition, the oakum stream ing out from her seams. I asked Captain Fisher what was the trouble, and was in- /formed that when they struck the first swell oft the Columbia, the passengers were frightened beyond reason, and the boat commenced to work' badly. "I went on to the Staghound and found the condition of affairs worse. The passen gers and some of the crew were imploring me to take them off. I told them to keep quiet, as there was no immediate danger. The passengers were running about the decks like demented persons with their life preservers on and their possessions plied up In promiscuous heaps. I went back to the Thompson, and securing more boats return ed to the wrecks. "At this time, we were about thirty miles at sea. Beaching the Gamecock, we com menced transferring passengers and crew. Captain Fisher and two or three men re fused to leave their boat. He had a crew of thirty men and fourteen passengers. The Staghound, in charge of Captain Lane, had about the same umbenr of people aboard, and a few of her men stood by him, also re fusing to leave the boat. The others be haved well, but the passengers on both boats were like crazy people. "About this time the pilot schooner San Jose came up and took the Gamecock in tow, while I took care of the other boat. All who wanted} tot be transferred were safely taken aboard the Thompson. The tow line and chains remained intact, and I attribute the fact of the breaking up of the boats to their extreme length, which was 175 feet. "Captain Fisher of the Gamecock had a trying experience Friday night. Even be fore he signaled us, many of the passengers, most of them from Missouri and Kansas, who had never before seen the captain, came to him with revolvers and threatened to shoot him If he did not put back to port. Fisher kept his head, and coolly told them to go to bed and he would take them safe. But many of them bothered him all night." The Gamecock and Staghound are owned by the Yukon Transportation and Naviga tion company of San Francisco and cost about $45,000 each. The boats are twins, and are 173 feet in length, 36V4 feet beam, and 7 feet depth of hold. They were completed in Portland about two weeks ago. The EUhu Thompson was to have received $15,000 for towing the boats to St. Michael. The steamers will be beached and repaired. BASEBALL Sunday Games Not Allowed in the East—The Scores CLEVELAND, June 26.—The game that was to have been played between Clevela nd and New York at Euclid Beach park today was prevented by the officials of Collin wood. The players were notified that they would be arrested as soon as the first ball was pitched, and the game was abandoned. Four thousand people were outside the gates, but were not admitted to the grounds. SAN FRANCISCO, June 26.—The league game between the San Francisco arid the Stockton baseball teams at Recreation park today resulted In an easy victory for the home club by a score Of 10 to 8. Shea pitched the first inning for the San Franclscos and was an easy mark for the Stocktons. Per rtne was then placed in the box, and after that the Slough City boys only made one hit. Score: Stockton 3, hits 1, errors S. San Francisco 10, hits 11, errors 2. * Batteries—Whalen and Peters, Shea, Per rlne and Hammond. Umpire, O'Connell. SACRAMENTO, June 26.—The Gilt Edges defeated the San Francisco Athletics In a well-played game here today before a large audience. Score: Gilt Edges 8, hits 8. Athletics 5, hits 7. Batteries—Harvey and Stanley, Fltzpat rlck and Scott. . . BAN JOSE, June 26.—Today the Ban Jose, team whitewashed the Oaklands by a score of 2 to O. The main features of the game were the superb fielding of the San Joses. Charles Schmeer, shortstop for the Oak lands, did fine work. Attendance 2000. Score: San Jose 2, hits 5, errors 2. Oakland 0, hits 7, errors 7. Batteries—Kent and Iberg; Russell and Sullivan. CHICAGO, June 26.—80 th teams batted hard today. Attendance 8000. Soore: Chicago, 13; Brooklyn, 10. Batteries—Kllroy and Donahue; Mines and Ryan. CINCINNATI, June 26.—Brettenstetn'a bad pitching allowed the Senators to wla today. Attendance 5600. Score:- Cincinnati, 4; Washington, 13. Batteries—Breitensteln and Pelts; Wey. hlng and Farrell. FRESNO, June 26.—1n the last half of the eighth inning, with the score 5 to 2 in their favor, Santa Crux took exception to a rul ing of the umpire and left the diamond. The game was given to Fresno. Score: Fresno 9, hits 8, errors 5. Santa Cruz 0, hits 8, errors S. Batteries—Thomas and Mangerlna; DatH benbls and Daubenbis. WAITING FOR SEIGE GUNS Wheeler Ordered to Proceed With Caution—May Not Attack Soon WASHINGTON, June 26.-(Speclal to The Herald.) General Corbln at 11:80 to night said he had received no word from Shafter today, and that, in his opinion, no fighting had occurred. Corbln added that he did not expect fighting of any con sequence until after Shafter received his siege guns from off the transports. Light ers have been sent from Tampa to unload them. General Wheeler, whose detachment Is considerable In advance of the main army, has been Instructed to proceed cautiously and not subject himself to needless attack. Santiago may not be expected to fall for a week at least. Four days will elapse before the lighters reach Shafter, arid at least four more will be consumed in taking the guns off ships and sending them forward to Shatter's army. German Elections BERLIN, June 27.—The nearly completed returns of the second balloting show that the next reichstag will be practloally con stituted, as was Its predecessor, wdfh slight modifications. The provincial return* give the Socialists a better position than seemed possible on Saturday. The Socialists have 56 seats, being a total gain of 8, which,ihow* ever, is disproportionate to their largely in creased poll. The progress of Sooiallsm In Wurtemhurg and such strongholds' of reaction as East Prussia, Upper Silesia, Mecklenburg and various agricultural districts In Saxony. Brunswick and elsewhere 14 remarkable. The election of three prominent bimetal- Lists, Herr Karrdorff, Dr. Arendt and Count Yon KUnckestroro is noteworthy, especially as the last named le regarded as the prob able future leader of the Conservative party. The Pope Uneasy LONDON, June 26.—The Rome corre spondent of the Standard says: The pope, disquieted by Carlist rumors, summoned one of the leaders to Rome incognito, re ceiving him privately. The latter assured the pope that the Carllsts had no Intention of attacking the reigning dynasty, but were resolved to combat any attempt to proclaim a republic. The pope lately wrote the queea regent advising her on no account to abdi cate, because to do so would be to encour age the enemies of the dynasty.. f ([ Peary's Expedition ST. JOHNS, N. F., June 26.—Lieutenant Peary's auxiliary steamer Hope, Captain Samuel Barilett, has sailed for Sydney, C. 8., where she will coal and take on board a scientific party., proceeding thence to North Baffin's bay, where she will join Lieutenant Peary to transfer stores and coal to tihe steamer Windward. The Hope's reservs stock of 100 tons of coal will be landed at Littleton Island, off the coast of Greenland, to be used' by the Windward on her return, provided she Is frozen In at the north all winter. The Hope Is expected to return here in the latter part of September. The New Regiment SAN FRANCISCO, June 26.—Governor Budd and Adjutant-General Barrett will be engaged this week In getting the Eighth California regiment into shape. The com panies from San Jose, Santa Rosa, Colusa and San R.i tael will go into, camp at Sather tomorrow, and the physical examination of the men will at once begin. The other companies will arrive at the encampment on Wednesday and Thursday. It is not known where the regiment will be assigned when It Is mustered In. A Blockade Runner HALIFAX, N. 8., June 26.—The steamer Newfoundland, which attempted to sell her cargo of food stuffs at Guantanamo and was ordered away from that port by American warships, has arrived here in ballast, hav ing disposed of her cargo at Mayagues and San Juan de Porto Rico, and, it is alleged, will reload to run the blockade. The ship pers of the cargo, are said to have cleared a handsome sum on, the firsts venture, and there are said to be several other steamers fitting out tor the same business. Revolution in San Diego The garbage dump has now been officially located on Old Town data and the Inevita ble proclamation of a revolution by Old Town Insurgents la patiently awaited,— Ban Diego Vldette.