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Action of the Cabinet Not Approved
by the Masses, Especially the
Common People

Associated Press Special Wire.
PARIS, Sept. 26.-At a meeting- of the
Cabinet this morning, all the Ministers be
ing present, a decision was taken In favor
of the revision of the trial of the former
Captain Dreyfus and the documents ln the
case will be sent to the Court of Cassation.
The crowds of pepole outside the Ministry
Of the Interior, where the Cabinet council
was held, loudly cheered the Ministers and
there were shouts of "Vive Brlsson," "Vive
le revision."
The Cabinet ordered the Minister of Jus
tice, M. Sarrlen, to lay before the Court of
Cossntlon the petition of Madnme Dreyfus,
wife of the prisoner of Devil's Island, for
a revision In her husband's case. The
court therefore will decide the legal ques
tion as to whether the lirst trial of Captain
Dreyfus was vitiated by the forgery com
mitted by Lieutenant Henry who was a
witness beforei the courtmartlal and who
confessed to having forged a document In
the cane.
The Minister of Justice has announced
that he has given Instructions that pro
ceedings are- to. be taken immediately
against any one attacking the army.
The cabinet meeting was prolonged and
animated. The minister of agriculture, M.
Vlger, Is reported to have bitterly op
posed a revision,and it Is rumored he will
resign. It Is supposed that the instruction
to prosecute anyone attacking the army
was isued at tho request of General
The city Is excited and tho bourse Is ,n
a disturbed condition. It Is doubtful If the
action of the cabinet Is popular among the
masses, especially the common people,
who, it is pointed out, still cling to the
fetich of the honor cl the army.
Esterhazy's Action
PARIS, Sept. 26.—1n the Intranslgeant to
day Henri Rochefort accuses Major Ester
hazy of having been bribed by the so-called
Dreyfus syndicate to "cover himself with
dishonor by confessing to a forgery of
Which charge he was twice acquitted."
M. Kochefort adds that he paid Esterhazy
1000 francs for copies of all the documents
m the case and that ln addition, with two
Other newspaper men, he paid Esterhazy,
Who was literally without a centime. 300
francs monthly to prevent him from going
hungry while waiting to obtain a pension.
Continuing, Rochefort says: "Recently,
without any apparent Incentive, Esterhazy
mysteriously went to London, abandoning
his three hundred francs monthly. Why
this emigration? Who paid for his Jour
ney? With what money has Esterhazy
paid for his meals?"
M. Clemenceau ln the Aurore, remarks:
"France Is divided Into two camps, those
who conceive that the interests of the
country depend on the concealment of facts
by lies, and those who have a sufficiently
high esteem of the country to separate
enthusiasm from the aspirations of Jus
tice and truth."
' The Libre Parole asserts that Esterhazy
has telegraphed to the .Minister of War.
General Chanolne, protesting against the
Story published In the Observer of London
purporting to be a confession made by the
fajor, the substance of which was that
he was the author of the Bordereau, a docu
ment which Is said to have furnished proof
Of the guilt of Dreyfus.
Another Story
LONDON, Sept. 27.-The Dally Chronicle
this morning publishes a letter from Mr,
Conybear ln which the writer declares
that Major Esterhazy himself sold the doc
uments mentioned In tho , bordereau to
Bchwarzkoppcn, together with 160 other
documents, and thnt Colonel Schwarzkop
pen paid Esterhazy eighty pounds monthly
for two years for espionage. He declares
that Colonel Zurllnden ordered Esterhazy
to write the bordereau and appeals to tho
latter to "tell the whole truth Instead of
silly falsehoods and to frankly confess that
he never felt himself to be a French offi
cer," which would explain if not Jutlfy his
Hobson's Men Ready for Work on the
| Colon
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.—Acting Sec
retary Allen has received a cablegram from
Captain Goodrich of -the Newark, the sen
ior afflcer of the station at Guantanamo,
confirming the press reports of the rais
ing of the Spanish flagship Maria Teresa
last Saturday. The work of wrecking this
ship was directly in charge of Constructor
Hobson. Now that the Teresa has been
raised, he has been Instructed to resume
work on the Colon and begin operations to
wards wrecking the Mercedes, which lies
within the mouth of Santiago Harbor close
to tho Merrimac, ln smooth water and well
situated for successful wrecking. The Te
resa will be brought north, probably to
Norfolk, as soon as she is In condition
to undertake the voyage. The wreckers
Who have so successfully accomplished
their work have earned a large sum of
money under the salvage laws, the exact
amount of which will probably be deter
mined by an Admiralty Court. It is the
present purpose of the department to place
the Teresa In commission as a United
States naval vessel, and, following the
English custom, her name Is likely to re
main unchanged to carry In the future
the glory of the American victory.
Politics in Court
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26.-The ra-I
preme court lat 1 nbank today to hear ar-1
guments on the petition of Edward Hutchi
son and E. M. Warden, asking the court to
Issue a mandate to compel L. H. Brown,
secretary of state, to place the People's
party name opposite the names of the
fusion nominees. Senator Stephen M.
White, one of the attorneys for the peti
tioners, asked for a continuance until to
morrow, ln order that the parties might
confer and agree upon the facts of the
case, and in the absence of such agree
ment being reached, that a commissioner
of the court might be appointed to taki!
testlmony. The court granted the contin
uance, nnd, If necessary, testimony will be
taken before a commissioner.
Work on Warships
VALLEJO, Cal., Sept. M.—Work on the
gunboat Torktown is nearly completed at
Mare Island, and she will be ready to go
Into commission next month.
The Adams Is about finished and all the
workmen will probably be off her by Wed
nesday. She has been painted the war col
or. Commander B. P. TUley has been as
signed to the vessel and he will probably
go Into commission soon after his arrival
at the yard.
It will be but a short time also till the
Hartford Is able to leave the dock.
The Albatrcss Is at the yard awaiting re
pairs. She will be put In thorough condi
tion by the Navy Department before be
ing turned over to the Fish Commission.
The Hanger will be moved under the
shears next week to receive her engines and
boilers, which are ready to be placed on
San Francisco Politics
BAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26.—The Dem
ocratic municipal convention tonight made
the following nominations: Treasurer, M.
Greenblatt; tax collcetor, James N. Block;
county clerk, John A. Brown; city and
county attorney. Franklin K. Lane; dis
trict attorney, Barclay Henley; superin
tendent of schools, James Den-man; super
intendent of streets, R. P. Doolan. The
cnoventlon then adjourned until Wednes
Julius Knhn was tonight nominated for
congress from the Fourth district by the
Citizens' Republican party. He Is the regu
lar Republican nominee.
The Naval Estimates
WASHINGTON', Sept. 26.—As approved
by the acting secretary of the navy and
prepared for transmission to congress
through the treasury department, the
naval estimate Includes the following items
for new works ln navy yards: For Ports
mouth, N. H., 13,061,000; for Boston, $367,
--000; for New York. $612,062; for League Isl
and, $755,067; for Washington, $205,000; for
Norfolk, $2,000,000; for Port Royal, S. C,
?145,000; for Key West, $112,520; for Mare
Island, $831,760; for Puget sound, $55,500; for
New London, $25,000; for general preserva
tion and. repairs at all yards, $450,000.
A Tennessee Lynching
KNOXVILLE, Term., Sept. 26.—A special
to the Sentinel from Mountain City, Term.,
says: About 2 o'clock this morning a mob
of 100 met) overpowered the Johnson Coun
ty Jailer and took John Williams, the ne
gro who seriously stabbed Sherman Dunn
and raped Mrs. Mollie Shelton a week ago,
from the Jail and hung him to a tree about
cne mile back of town. His body is still
hanging to the tree with a large crowd
standing about.
A Texas Train Wrecked
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept. 26.—A south
bound Houston and Texas Central passen
ger train, due here at 10:30 a. m., was
wrecked six miles north of this city today
while going at a high rate of speed. Two
coaches Jumped the track and went over a
bridge. They were completely demolished.
No one was gllled, but thirteen persons sus
tained serious Injuries. Judge A. B. Davis,
of Oak Cllffe, Texas, was bruised about the
heaed and body and his skull was frac
tured. He will die.
Affairs in Egypt
LONDON, Sept. 27. — The Dally Tele
graph's Cairo correspondent says: It Is re
ported that Major McDonald has reached
Lado, where was located the Mahdi's tomb,
and the body was destroyed. An enthusi
ast. It Is said, secured the Mahdi's head and
is sending it to the Royal College of Sur
geon's In London. The correspondent adds
that Major Marchand's position is absurd
and that the natives ignore him.
Canadian Questions
QUEBEC, Sept. 26.—N0 Joint session of
the conference commissioners was held to
day, but the subcommittees have been very
busy and a great amount of work has been
dnne. It now seems to be the general belief
that a treaty embodying a general ad
justment of nil questions will be made, and
the treaty will be such as to meet the ap
proval of the United States and the British
Tired of Fooling
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26.—The Call
says: It being almost a certainty that or
ders have been received at deprtment head
quarters here for the retaining in the serv
ice of th Sevnth regiment, the men of that
organization have given expression, to their
feelings In the matter. They want to be
mustered out. At least 80 per cent of them
declare themselves as anxious to leave the
A Fatal Fall
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 26.-Whlle
chipping rust from the resurrected ship
Blalrmore today, a man named Craig was
precipitated into the hold of the vessel
by the staging on which he was standing
giving away and killed.
The Blalrmore was capsized ln the bay
during a hurricane In 1896. She Is being re
fitted for service.
A Japanese Decoration
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26.-Dr. M. C.
Harris, elder of the Methodist Episcopal
Japanese misison of the Pacific conference,
has been decorated by the emperor of
Japan with the order of the sacred treas
ure. The honor was conferred in recogni
tion of services rendered while laboring In
the missionary field to subjects of the Jap
anese empire.
Will Surrender Samoa
BERLIN, Sept. 26,-It is thought here
that England probably will withdraw from
Samoa ln favor of Germany. This may
have been Included ln the recent Anglo-
German treaty as part of the price Eng
land Is prepared to pay for Germany's con
sent to the transference of Delagoa Bay
by Portugal to Great Britain.
Smashed Himself
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26.-Sutherland
Law, once a famous cricketer, committed
suicide this morning by Jumping from the
window of a room in the fourth story of a
hotel in this city. His friends say he was
temporarily Insane.
Would Insure Peace
SINGAPORE, Sept. 26.—Lord Beresfdrd
in a speech before the Chamber of Com
merce here urged that commercial trea
ties between Great Britain, Germany, the
United States and Japan would insure
peace. I
To Begin at Manzanllla on October 7.
Remains of Columbus Exhumed
at Havana
Associated Press Special Wire.
SANTIAGO DX CUBA. Sept. 26.—Details
Just received regarding the floating of the
Spanish cruiser Maria Teresa show that
with the aid of dynamite she was blown
off the rocks Into deep water on September
23d and proceeded under hor own steam
some time afterwards to Guantanamo, ac
companied by one of the tugs of the Mer
rttt Wrecking company. She will shortly
leave for New York.
Naval Constructor Hobson says he can
raise the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon
with the use of air bags ln a week, If given
authority to do so. Commodore Watson
thinks he cannot.
The Colon, lt appears, was not seriously
damaged by shells, but her valves were
opened, which caused her to sink.
The other two Spanish cruisers sunk ln
the battle of Santiago, the Almirante
Oquendo and the Vizcaya, are useless
wrecks of twisted Iron,
Hobson says he expects to return to New
York on the Colon.
The city of Santiago Is cleaner and
healthier now than ever before In Its his
tory. No cases of yellow fever are re
Upon Instructions from Washington
schools have been opened here.
HAVANA, Sept. 26.—The American evac
uation commission has been officially noti
fied that Manzanlllo will be evacuated on
October 7th.
General Blanco has authorized the free
entry of the Comal andsbther vessels bring
ing supplies for the relief of the sufferers
In Cuba. Matanzas now, and In the future
as reported, will he the first port where re
lief supplies will be landed, owing to Cap
tain Page's report of the distress existing
there. The Comal, lt Is supposed here,
should arrive at Matanzas today.
The captain-general has decided to remit
the flrie> of twin imposed upon the Clinton
because she did not have a manifest and
has caused the money to be refunded. The
payment was made under protest and by
direction of President McKlnley.
The Junta Patrlotica of Matanzas held a
meeting there last night at which It was
decided to address a letter to President Mc-
Klnley setting forth that "an Immense ma
jority of the people of the Island adheres
strictly to the government constituted by
the revolution as being the only Ideal of
the Cuban people."
Committees have been appointed for the
purpose of securing signatures to this doc
ument ln every city and village of Cuba,
which will make It a very lengthy affair.
At the Mnya Rodriguez camp at San
.lose de Las Lnjas. the time passes merrily.
The admiralty here announces that ow
ing to lac kof necessary comhusctlhles, the
lighthouses at Cruz del Paflro and Galno
Pledras have been dark since September 23.
Remains of Columbus
HAVANA, Sept. 26.—At 10 o'clock this
morning the official exhumation of the
remains of Columbus took place ln the
presenile of General Blanco, Secretary Go
vln, the Civil Governor; the Bishop, the
Dean of the Cathedral and other author
The general public was ordered out of the
Cathedral at 8 o'clock and no one was
allowed Inside after that hour. The en
trance to the Cathedral was guarded by
a force of Orden Publico Ouards, which
kept back the crowds which assembled ln
front of the edifice.
4 p. m.—The remains of Christopher Co
lumbus, which this morning were removed
from their niche in the cathedral prepar
atory to their shipment to Spain, had lain
In their late resting place since January
19, 1796, when they were/ brought from
Santo Domingo, that Island! having been
ceded to Prance by Spain.
Since the date mentioned the remains
have lain ln an open niche ln the wall of
the presbytery of th cathedral, a yard and
a half above the ground, between a pillar
supporting the main arch and the choir.
In 1892 there was placed ln front of the
nlchd a slab of doubtful artistic taste, rep
resenting In relief a bust of the great ad
miral and bearing this Inscription In Span
ish: "May the remains and Image l of the
great Columbus He a thousand centuries
preserved In this urn and In the remem
brance of our nation."
Eaton's New Duties
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.-Commander
Eaton of the Resolute has been given ad
ditional duty In connection with the Amer
ican military commission at Havana. The
exact need for this Is tot known at the
navy department, the order having been
made nt the request of the commission,
but IS) Is supposed that Admiral Samp
son wishes the officer to make an examina
tion of the Spanish naval properties scat
tered among the various Cuban ports out
side of Havana. The naval authorities are
deepl yconcemed as to the disposition of
this property to be made by the commis
sion and, owing to itsl peculiar status,
being not captured, yet actually subject to
the disposal of the commission, lt Is not
easy for them to foresee the outcome of
the commission's deliberations on this
point. 1
Not Very Profitable for the Men
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 26.— H. M. S.
Amphlon has returned from Bering sea.
She encountered very stormy weather on
Wednesday and Thursday last. Some of
ber officers fear that several of the sealing
lleet may have met with disaster. One of
the sealing vessels Is now on the way south
under seizure. The captain of the Amphlon
refused to state her name or the oharge
under which she was ordered back to port.
Small catches are reported thus far, the
Otto having the biggest, 770. Seals are de
creasing In great number, being worried
by whales, which are increasing. At the
Prlbyloff islands the herd is getting
smaller. Captain Finnis says the branding
operations and the penning of the young
seals in a lagoon Is having the effect f
driving many away. Seven or eight thou
sand have been branded this season.
Thinks This Is a Time to Agree on
BOSTON, Sept. 2d.—The board of di
rectors of the American Peace society to
dap adopted resolutions approving the
czar's disarmament circular, express.ng
appreciation of President McKlnley's
prompt indorsement of the czar's project
and declaring the time Is opportune for
the reopening of negotiations for a per
manent treaty of arbitration between the
United States and Oreat Britain, and urg
ing tho president to proceed ln the matter
at the earliest practicable moment.
It was voted unanimously to send to
President McKinley a protest against any
permanent enlargement of the army or
navy of the United States, sxcept what may
be absoluetly necessary for police pur
The Democratic conuty central commit
tee of Solano county met yesterday. John
Ryan of Benlcla was chosen nominee for
supervisor in the Third district. Other va
cancies, consisting; of cleric, auditor and
surveyor, were not filled, and the Repub
lican nominees for these offices will have
no opposition.
At Santa Cruz yesterday a man named
Hoover and J. Chlleas engaged in a quar
rel, when Hoover threw Chlleas to the
floor and began beating him. The latter
drew a pistol and fired, the shot not tak
ing effect. Hoover then brutally kicked
Chlleas on the head, rendering him uncon
scious. Chileas is not expected to live, as
his skull Is supposed to be fractured.
Hoover Is in jail. Jealousy was the sup
posed cause of the quarrel.
The Republican county convention which
met at Weavervlile yesterday nominated
the following ticket: Sheriff. A. J. Dan
matre; county clerk and recorder, George
R. Wallace; assessor, E. L. Jfewman;
treasurer, A. J. Davidson; superintendent
of schools, Lizzie H. Fox; coroner and pub
lic administrator, Dr. G. K. Osborne; dis
trict attorney, D. J. Hall; supervisor. First
district, J. Boyee; supervisor, Second dis
trict, G. W. Yocum.
Thls afternoon the forty-eighth annual
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church (south) will hold Its preliminary
meeting, and will organize on Wednesday
morning In the Aabury church at Oakland.
Quite a bunch of Los Angeles street rail
road bonds changed hands at San Francis
co yseterday. George W. Baker, an attor
ney, acting for N. K. Masten, a San Fran
cisco capitalist, bought one-seventh of the
bonds of the railroad company at 80 cents
on the dollar. This Is a greater price than
they have ever brought before.
As a result of several conferences of the
dlssatlined elements of all lt was
decided last night to call an Independent
convention at Oakland to nominate a coun
ty ticket. The Independent convention will
assemble on Friday evening next, and will
consist of three hundred delegates.
The Impression prevails ln military circles
that San Francisco will be the largest depot
for army supplies west of Philadelphia.
The quarters for supplies have already
been swelled by the addition of the old Ex
aminer building, on Mission street. This
was secured for the purpose of storing
the arms, equipments, etc., released by the
Sixth and Seventh California regiments
when mustered out. It Is said that the
building now occupied by Wells Fargo &
Co. will be utilized as soon as that com
pany moves to Its. new location.
The Republicans opened their campaign
ln San Diego last evening with a mass
meeting on the plaza. The speakers were
H. T. Gage of Los Angeles and Oen. W. H.
L. Barnes of San Francisco. The attend
ance was large. In the afternoon Mr. Gage
held a public reception, which was attend
ed by hundreds of citizens.
S. B. Starblrd of San Diego, 64 years of
age, committed suicide at the rcffdence of
his daughter, Twenty-second and F streets,
last evening, by shooting himself through
the head. He had been an invalid for some
time, and 111 health made him despondent
The Republicans opened their campaign
at Eureka last evening. An enthusiastic
rally was held, and the Henry T. Gage Re
publican club of Humboldt county was or
ganized, with three hundred members.
Great damage was caused by fire last
night to the Hotel Vendome at San Jose
which is one of the finest hotels on the
coast. Every portion of the structure is
more or less damaged by water and smoke
The loss Is bout »30,000.
Col. Richard Day, the United States min
ister to Chile, arrived at Lima, Peru safely
last night, with G. A. Brldgeman, the new
United States consul to Bolivia.
i A court-martial convened at Den
• ver to try Chaplain Mclntyre for his
• criticism of Captain Evans and Ad
■ mlrat Sampson.
■ First formal session ot the commts
i sHon to investigate the conduct of the
• war arranges a program for future
• action.
• The Cubans have eaten all theavall
• able horses and mules; General Go
. mez makes an appeal for aid.
• Aguinaldo's agent, nOw en' route to
• Washington, wants a hearing before
• the peace commission to convene at
• Paris.
i The first message from the peace
commissioners requests the presence
■of Expert Bradford, Which Indicates
■ that Philippine and Ladrone questions
• will first be considered^
September rains reported are cx
l ceedingly heavy for September ln Cal
■ Fanny Davenport, the famous act
' ress, died last night at Duxbury,
' Mass.
Naval Constructor Hobson hopes to
■ sail home on the Colon, now sunk at
■ Santiago; Cuban evacuation to begin
■ October 7th.
A report is again circulated that the
• Seventh is to be sent to Manila, but
the boys have already been fooled too
often to put any faith In reports.
Party leaders agreed that Roosevelt
will be nominated for governor by the
New Tork Republicans today.
Solly Smith's broken arm loses the
fight for the featherweight champion
ship; the Corbett-McCoy match off;
an effort to light Sharkey.
Miners returning from St. Michael
bring a few nuggets and many stories
of hard luck.
A Grand Climax of Enthusiasm in
Southern California
Masterly Arraigiiment of the Southern Pacific
Railroad in Politics
An Immense Audience Thronged Hazard's Pavilion and Enjoyed the
Democratic Candidate's Splendid Speech—Preliminary Open
Air Meeting in the Eighth Ward
The trip of James G. Magulre south
has been an ovation from 1 the start to
the magnificent finish at Hazard's pa
vilion last night, when the "Little
Giant" addressed an audience that not
only crowded every available foot of
space in the great building but over
flowed into the street and left hundreds
of people unable to gain admission, and
this after having held an open air meet
ing in another part of the city.
Wherever the people assembled there
was present an enthusiasm, not wrought
us by hands and hired shouters, but
of the people and by the people, that
urged on to victory the man who is pre
eminently the people's candidate.
The Out-of-Tojwn Trip
Early yesterday morning Judge Ma
gulre, accompanied by E. L. Hutchi
son a,nd several others, started for Po
mona. On arrival ln that olty tallyhos
were in waiting and Magulre was driven
to Ontario to meet the citizens, there.
A band heading, the Pomona Magulre
club escorted the tallyhos to the out
skirts of the city.
At Ontario lt was found that an'open
air meeting had been arranged, and fully
five hundred people were gathered ln the
, shade of the grove, awaiting the coming
of the speakers.
' Under the Pepper Trees
From the tallyho Judge Magulre ad
dressed the audience, and for half an
hour he talked to thiem, as one Pomona
man expressed lt, as "a friend and
neighbor." He took up the vital issues
of the campaign and discussed and dis
sected them without having a harsh
' word to say of his opponent. He did
score the railroad, but based his crltl
. cism upon facts, not theories.
B. I* Hutchison, candidate for lieu
tenant governor, made a short but effect
' Ive address, which was well received,
and then the party left, amid rousing
oheers, for Pomona, again followed by
several hundred Ontario people, In va
hicles, on bikes and horses.
The Pomona Meeting
The meeting at Pomona was held ln
the opera house, and fully eight hun
dred people were preeent. Magulre
spoke for over an hour, and was cheered
again and again. A noticeable thing
.about the Pomona audience was the
number of Republicans present and the
hearty endorsement they gave Magulre's
statements and explanations of the
questions) at Issue.
Mr. Hutchison followed Magulre dn a
half hour's talk, and was well received,
and then the party returned to the city.
At every station along the Mne the
people were assembled'at the depots, but
all Mr. Magulre could do was to acknowl
edge their greetings, as the railroad Is
making no extra stops to give the union
candidate any opportunities to talk to
the votiers. In fact, lt has been stated
by those who have accompanied Ma
gulre on a tour of the state, that the
traiins on which he traveled have been
run right up to schedule time and not a
second has been lost at the stations. At
several points it has been customary in
former years to hold the train for a min
ute or two in order that the candidate
aboard might say a word or two to the
people assembled at the depots to see
him. The time lost has been made up
heretofore between stations, but Mr.
Magulre has not been shown this cour
tesy. He has been' rushed through right
on time, and woe to the train crew that
lost a minute at a station.
The City Meetings
On the arrival of Judge Magulre and
party from Pomona he was driven at
once to the Nadeau for a short nest be
fore undertaking the arduous work of
the two meetings arranged ln this city
last nJght, namely, an open air meeting
on Allso street and the grand rally at
the pavilion.
The meetings were ln charge of the
Magulre and other Democratic and
Union clubs, and were excellently man
aged throughout.
For the open air meeting on Allso
street a convenient balcony was selected
and draped with the national colors and
two handsome flags. A large lithograph
of the next governor occupied a promi
nent place.
At the pavilion the decorations were
simple, but beautiful and appropriate.
A line of brilliant h.ued flowers fringed
the footlights on the stage. In the cen
ter In front of the speaker's table was
a large framed photograph of Magulre
draped with a red, white and blue silk
scarf. Ati anvil with a small' black
smith's hammer, adorned the stand in
lieu of the usual speaker's block and
gavel. At either end of the stage were
squares of red, white and blue and flow
ers and palms were generously and ar
tistically distributed In the background.
The tasteful decorations were the
work of Mmes James Q. Clark, Rose
Dixon, S. A. Merrltt, M. E. Hoyt and
A. Patterson.
On Aliso Street
Promptly at 7 oclock test might—for
on one point Magulre and Uncle Collls
agree, that of being on time —Mr. Ma
gulre, accompanied by Judge C. C.
Wright, drove to the spot on Allso street
selected for the meeting. The Mexican
baind occupied the balcony, which w-as
brill lant with coloTed fires, and from
which rockets and other fireworks were
discharged, while clustered In the street
below were a thousand of the working
men of the city.
Mr. Magulre addressed the audience
briefly, explaining the necessity of sav
ing Ms voice in the open air for the
greater task It would be called upon to
perform at the pavilion. He discussed
but one question, at length, and that was
what the Democratic party, if success
ful, proposed to dio regarding freights
and fares, and wages under the Southern
Pacific control.
Keep Up the Wages
"While we propone to make the South
ern Pacific reduce Its rates of freight
and fares we also propose! to make that
company pay reasonable wages. Theilr
cry, which they claim to be making
through 'employes' clubs,' is that If
freights and fares are reduced wages
must also come down. Now, the rail
road commission will allow the Southern
Pacific a certain amount for operating
expenses, and this Item will Include the
wages of employes, the rates of wages'.
If the Southern Pacific want this allow
ance, under Democratic rule, they will
turn In their list of wages, and no mat
ter what Is done with freights and fares
after that they will either keep up the
wage 9to the standard set by them or
will be prosecuted for not doing so. It
Is time the railroads were brought un
der state control. The courts have de
cided that is where they belong, and If
I am elected governor I will use every
effort to see' that they obey the law, and
every effort to see that a liberal allow
ance is made under the head of operating
expenses for wages. From their enor
mous profits as a monopoly corporation
they can pay good wages but at the same
time they must give to the people ln
freights and fares some return for what
the people gave them in the franchisees
which they hold and which are almost
beyond valuation."
The Parade
Judge C. C. Wright followed Magulre
at Allso street, and then the party drove
Twelve Pages
up to join the procession that was te>
escort the next governor.
The procession was headed by the
Seventh. Regiment band, behind which
marched two hundred members of trfe
Hickory club with flags and their eagle,
T. J. McCarthy in command. The Sil
ver Republican club, over a hundred
strong, led by C. F. Ertson, followed.
Troop D, Pasadena
Then came the famous Troop D of Pas
adena, all colored men, bearing their
They were over a hundred strong, the
majority of them being ln uniform and
carrying American flags. Everywhere
along the line of march and at the pavil
ion this body of Independent men were
cheered to the echo.
Marching with the Pasadena men was
a delegation of Los Angeles colored
SlPver Republicans, who made a good
showing. They were enthusiastic, and
showed It by voice and actions.
The Mexican band, leading the Eighth
Ward Magulre club and various other
ward clubs of the city, marshaled by
E. R. Threlkeld, came next, and fol
lowing them Judge Magulre, E. L.
Hutchison and the committees, etc.
Cheers for Magulre
The streets were crowded along the
line of march, and Magulre was kept
busy responding to the greetings of the
people who followed In a throng to the
Once Inside, and the people had been
given another chance to cheer the flag
and Magulre, F. H. Baker took the
platform, and In a few words Intro
duced as the chairman of the evening
J. L. Murphey, candidate for district at
torney on the Union ticket ln this county.
3. li. Murphey's Speech
Mr. Murphey had no apologies to make,
but said what he had to say In a straight
forward, manly way.
"I am proud to be placed' in charge of
this meeting," said Judge Murphey. "It
Is a magnificent gathering of American
citizens. We Americans have made
gneat and rapid strides forward this
year; we have met the descendants of
the old Roman race upon the fields of
El Caney and at Manila —men just as
brave as their illustrious ancestors—
and we have vanquished them. The peo
ple of America have shown themselves
to be the foremost of the earth. (Ap
"The victories of our army and navy
have shed an imperishable glory upon
the nation. One lesson we have learned
is that there is no room for second
class men. In first class places.
"If any one nsks what sort of men com
pose the Union party let the sight of
this great audience be an answer to
him, composed as it Is of men of every
race, nationality and color; men from
the north and men form the
land of Joe Wheeler. (Cheers.)
During the war no one asked or prop
erly asked, to what party any patriot
belonged; and now, In view of the great
issues on which we have united 1 In this
campaign, it matters not to what party
a man did belong.
"I did not come here tonight to speak.
There is one man whoml you have come
to hear. But I want to say one word.
The people of California must rise in
their might, and say to the Southern Pa
cific railroad, 'LtVxse your hold upon
our courts and our legislature. (Ap
plause.) Quit politics and attend to your
own business, and we will see that you
are granted all lawful protection.' " (Ap
Judge Murphey made a hit by raising
a sledge-hammer and striking an an-
vil an the table, which Implements had
been provided lnsbead of the traditional
gavel and block, as a fitting recognition
of Mr. Magulre's formeT trade.
"I have been asked to say a word,"
continued the chairman, "concerning
my own candidacy (Cheers), but I do
so with hesitancy. I have nothing to say
against any gentleman who seeks office;
lt is an honorable thing to do. But I be
lieve It was the way of the old Jefferson
lan Democracy that the office should
seek the man. it has been so in my case.

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