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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
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
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
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;
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Spain has demonstrated the ease with
which a naval war can be carried on with
out a navy.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.)
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, 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,
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
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
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DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD
Booms X to 15 ZAHN BLOCK Send for Copyrighted
Entrance 4115 1-9 South Spring; St. "Treatise on Consumption'
i NO THE R ALASKAN FLEET
COMES TO GRIEF
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
"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.
Sunday Games Not Allowed in the
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
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
Stockton 3, hits 1, errors S.
San Francisco 10, hits 11, errors 2. *
Batteries—Whalen and Peters, Shea, Per
rlne and Hammond.
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.
San Jose 2, hits 5, errors 2.
Oakland 0, hits 7, errors 7.
Batteries—Kent and Iberg; Russell and
CHICAGO, June 26.—80 th teams batted
hard today. Attendance 8000. Soore:
Chicago, 13; Brooklyn, 10.
Batteries—Kllroy and Donahue; Mines
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
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
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 ([
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.
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