OCR Interpretation

The herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, September 29, 1898, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042461/1898-09-29/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Single Sheet
As Actually Delivered and as
The Candidate Did Not Deliver the Goods
as Ordered
And the San Francisco Call Unwittingly Exposes the Des
perate Measures to Which the Republicans Are
Pushed in Campaigning Against Maguire
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept. 28. —The speech accredited to
Henry T. Gage, Republican candidate for governor, and pub
lished in the San Francisco Call of Tuesday, was never deliv
ered in this city. The apparent desire of the Call to mislead
its readers by a manufactured report of Gage's speech here has
lost that candidate many Republican votes in this city, where
the willful misrepresentation is fully recognized.
As conclusive evidence that the speech published in the
Call of Tuesday morning and accredited to Gage was not
delivered at San Diego, the following statement has been signed
by ten representative citizens of San Diego who were present
at the meeting and heard the speech delivered.
The Gall's report of Gage's speech at
San Diego Monday night is a fake. Call
speech not delivered here.
The Prepared Speech Which the Call
Published on Tuesday Horning
The following la a reproduction from the
Bud Francisco Call of Tuesday, the 21th
lr st. "Mr. Gage," says the Call, "spoke as
"lt must be a cold heart that does not
respond to the greeting of friend and
neighbor. The satisfactions of life are
largely wrought out of the human relations
which Interest us it* thei happiness of oth
ers. To feel the palnand share the pleas
ure of a friend Is man's most refined priv
"Indeed, ln this regard for others Is the
origin of all right personal and public ac
,lon. While i am thrllledi by this grand
lemonstratlon, Its suggestions almost sad-
Jen me with the Bense of responsibility
which lt brings. The hailing of a fellow
cltlzen by the people who Inter.t'/to make
him their servant ln a public station Is
a feature almost peculiarly American. So
I see here and now evidences of the great
underlying principles of this free govern
The constitution was Intended to secure
that civil equality asserted by the Decla
ration of Independence, and when some
timid and many wise statesmen had by re
peated compromises held that Intention In
abeyance the Republican party sprang Into
being. It had no part In the compromises
of the past. It looked; beyond them to the
principles of the constitution and declared
that Its gift of civil equality should no
longer be withheld. In Its day this declar
ation was the sounding of the tocsin. War
came and made the years! lurid, but
through all the shock and shouting, the
battle cloud and thunder, where men died
ki scores of thousands and where others
formed In fresh battalions to replace them,
the banner of this party shone like a sun
burst through the shadows, and Its legend
ran, "All men are created equal." When
the strife was over that which) was the
dream of Jefferson and the Inspiration of
Lincoln had been written In the living law,
and all men hod their constitutional Inher
itance of civil equality.
"The party which has put Its standard
Into my hands, by your favor and help to
be carried to victory, stands today In Its
maturity for the principles to which lt was
dedicated ln Its Infancy. If those who
Stood sponsors at Its baptism were called
to answer for the high pledge they gave
ln Its name, they could point to Its faith
ful record and be Justified. It has, every
moment of its existence, put man and his
Interests foremost among the things of
Its concern. Man Is the laborer; his toll
precedes capital. Paralyse his arm or
take the light and Impulse of hope from his
heart and the creation of wealth ceases.
Deprive him of his Just share of what he
creates and you dim the eye of his faith
In freedom and his fellow man. Therefore,
this party which commits to us Its fate
and fortunes In California, charged Itself
with the high duty of protecting labor as
the creator of capital, and the story of Its
stewardship Is written ln the progressive
rise ln the nominal value of wages and a
constant Increase In their purchasing pow
er over the necessaries of life.
Admonished by the Interests of fifteen
millions of wage earners, who are our fel
low citizens, enjoying with us their en
franchisement In the civil equality we
fought for. our pnrty has said that there
shall be no rich man's money and poor
man's money, but that there shsll he hut
one kind of money, and that the best ln
'the world. The coin thnt pays the unearned
of n king Is none too good to pay
the well earned! wages of an American
TThe nhove Is a sufficiently lengthy ex
tract to prove the absolute fabrication. It
Is less than one-eighth of the Call's pseudo
Stenographic Report of His San Diego
Speech Monday Night
SAN DIEOO. Sept. 28.—(Speoial to The
Herald.) The following Is a stenographic
report of the speech delivered in this city
on Monday, the 2Gth lnst., by Henry T.
"Mr. Chairman, Friends and Fellow-
Citizens: If I were to follow the prompt
ings of my heart, my voice on this occa
sion would be silent, not because 1 do not
hold near and dear the principles of the
Republican party, but because I have a
delicacy of feeling about addressing a
meeting of this magnitude when I am a
party In interest. I shall not occupy your
time ln uny considerable measure, but
shall leave the principal speaking for an
other—that great and matchless orator
General Harnes. (Applause.) The interest
manifested at this meeting presages a
great victory for the Republican party In
this county at least. I am pleased to Ray
that ln my travels over the state I have
been assured of a Republican victory, and
the same prospects are said to exist ln all
parts of the state. The great old Demo
cratic party has lost Its path—lts patriot
ism. They who carried the flag of Dem
ocracy In IS9G today will bear our standard
to victory, and the knell of Populism will
be sounded, but not I will do lt. The Pop
ulist banner has been betrayed by the In
famous treason of Democracy, and many
of Its members are back in the party which
they left ln former days. (A voice: lam
tiack.) I am glad to hear that voice. It
indicates that a man will vote with us.
" lam not here to And fault with the Sil
ver Republicans. They left the grand old
party and went into that organization with
high resolves to do their duty to the peo
ple They thought It was for the welfare
of their fellow-oltlzens. But when they
saw that the amalgamation of the parties
had been manipulated by unscrupulous pol
iticians and its purposes diverted, they, too,
saw their mistake and have come back to
bear the standard of the Republican party.
Speculate for a moment. With the natural
strength of the Republican party, these
additions have assured us absolute victory
on November Bth. (Applause.)
"I thank the people of San Diego county
from the bottom of my heart, and appre
ciate the magnanimity and generosity of
your distinguished chairman, Mr. Grant,
for his attitude in behalf of united effort
ln the convention at Sacramento. Had lt
not been for a solid south my nomination
would have been Impossible. The South
ern Pacific railroad did not want Henry T.
Gage for a candidate, but lt could not help
itself. And right here I desire to explain
my attitude. Since I have been cruelly as
sailed I want to say that when I was a
boy, not over 21 years of age, I began to
light against the Southern Pacific and its
efforts to control the politics of California.
For proof of that I refer you to the files
of the Los Angeles Star for September,
"My opponents in this campaign refer to
me ad, an attorney of the Southern Pacific.
I never In my life had a foe from that cor
poration. They have sought to employ
me, but I have always refused. They
sought to give me employment on many oc
casions, but I always refused lt. When
that great land tight came on in this state
I did what I could to restore to the people
;10.000,000 acres, and lt affords some pleasure
to state that that great bedy of land was
restored to the public domain. Within
the last two years I have brought suits
against the Southern Pacific and the cor
porations which it owns laying damages In
amounts over $100,000, and have another
cape ln hand now. (A voflce, "What Is
that case?") Tweedles vs. the Southern
Pacific company, since you asked the ques
i "I have got this further business against
the Southern Pacitlc company, that £
elected governor, and I think 1 will he, I
will keep that company within the lines ot
its own business. And let me ask you
what your car.d date would do against that
company? lam not the greatest student
of the Bible, but I understand Its basic law
—'Do unto others as ye would that they
should do unto you'—think of your candi
date, ond see how you will vote. Then If
any man has aught to say about my con
nection with the Southern Pacific or any
other corporation, let him speak and sub
stantiate his words, and 1 will go hence
and not show my face again before a multi
"I am not offended by Interruption, for I
wont to give every man a chance, so it can
not be said that Uage went away from here
without answering to this or that charge.
If elected governor there will be no m:in,
however poor, who will not be accorded full
Justfco when he appeals to me in any mat
ter over which I may have Jurisdiction,
"Above all things, I did not design to say
a word personalty about my distinguished
opponent. I thought we would have ft
gentlema-nly campaign, but about the first
time after mounting the platform he said
1 had never rend the platform of my party,
nnd was a blind man steering the sh'p of
state toward a rockhound shore. It was
necessary, therefore, that I should respond,
ar.d he has kept up his personal abuse ever
since. He has gone so far as to nay that
the 788 men wh' comprised tbe Sacramento
convention, representing fifty-seven coun
ties of this state, were Southern Pacific
hirelings. I will dispose of that by say'pg
that I would not have the temerity to say
that any body of delegates to a convention
were Southern Pacific hirelings, or any
other kind of hirelings. I'll not be guilty
cf It.
"I made a speech In Los Angeles the
other day when a number of neighbors
When Maguire Discovers That Interesting Fact fie May
Answer It
• BAKERS FIELD, Cal., Sept. 28.—(Special to The Herald.) In his address •
• here tonight Judge Magulre called attention to the. report ln the San Fran- •
• Cisco Call of a speech alleged to have b3en delivered ln San Diego Monday •
a night, saying that the report contained many misstatements which he would •
• reply to had not the following teleKram been received: •
• SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept. 28.—T0 Hon. James G, Magulre, Bakersfield, •
• Cal.: Call report of Gage speech here Monday night a fake. Call speech not de- •
• livered here. Examiner and Chronicle reports substantially correct. •
a D. M. FRANK. C. A. LOGAN. •
a D. O. M'CARTIIT. Reporter on Sun. a
• R A. SULLIGER, Reporter on Vldette. a
a "Where did the Call get the speech?" said Judge Magulre. "Of course a
a lt would be absurd for me to proceed solemnly to answer a purported speech a
a of my opponent after the disclosure that he did not make any such speech, a
a I will therefore take no further notice of lt until I find out whose speech a
a lt is." a
congregated, and in the course of my talk
spoke of the refunding bill. Mr. Magulre
afterward charged me with having said
on" that occasion that he traveled over the
state from one end to the other speaking
against that bill as a Republican measure.
I said no such thing, but stated that the
refunding bill was written by that great
statesman and Democrat, Senator Morgan
himself. Why call It a Republican meas
ure? When Mr. Magulre was reached In
the roll call upon lt in the house It was by
his silence that he consented to the very
bill that he Is damning now.
"In a speech at Ventura Mr. Magulre
said, in reference to my statement on the
refunding bill: 'How foolish Mr. Gage Is,'
and asked his hearers to examine the Con
gressional Record. I have done so, and
here is what I found. (Mr. Gage, read ex
tracts from the Record, showing that Mr.
Magulre had remained silent when objec
tions to the proposed refunding bill were
called for.) Now, since he has said that
there is no other issue before the people
In this campaign I think this disposes of lt.
"What he says against me is for political
trickery. He has said tougher things
about me. (A voice: 'He has lied to us.")
No, I will not say that, but will say that
there are some men whose sensibilities are
so dulled that they cannot distinguish be
tween truth and falsehood. (Laughter.)
The Los Angeles Times says he is a dan
gerous man in the community, but I will
not say that.
"In contrast to the attitude of Judge Ma
gulre on the refunding bill, what was the
position of Senator Stephen M. 'White?
There's a man that 1 love. He Is one of
the dearest friends I have. I regard him
so highly that were his life In peril I should
riacrlfice my own to save him. (Applause.)
There is no more fearless, no more honor
able man on the face of God's earth than
Stephen M. White. What was his attitude
on this bill? It posted the Cnited States
senate by the vote of every Democrat and
every Populist and every Republican,
"Can any man hesitate when he remem
bers Maguire's action? He goes about
branding it when he had a chance to vote
against lt. What have you to say about
that? It ought to be the last we should
hear about the refunding bill.
"See what a mess the Democrats are in
after saying that this is the only issue,
and being unable to prove it. The best way
for you Is to vote the Republican ticket.
"I know I will be elected and I promise
you a pure, honest and business-like ad
ministration. The duties of my office will
.not be for the Interests and benefit of pol
iticians, but for the whole people. I will
ask God to help me to do what Is right, and
if he don't I will do It anyway. I thank
you sincerely for your patient hearing and
The First Steamer Leaves San Diego
September 15
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 28.— J. J. Bryne.
goneral passenger agent of the Santa Fe In
Southern California, is In the cfty. Ho
says that all arrangements have been
practically completed for the prrpesed
steamer service between San Diego and
Yokohama and Hong Kong.
"Three steamers for the new line have
been secured." said Mr. Byrne. "They
are the Belgian King, Carlisle City 1 and
Cathanln. The Intter two have an Amer
ican register. The Belgian King Is an
English vessel. They range from 4500 to
7500 tens capacity, and are modern vessels.
The California and Oriental Steamship
company is the syndicate controlling th's
new transpacific service. It has a traffic
alliance With the Santa Fe for both freight
and passenger business. Tbe first steamer
is to leave San Diego about December 15
One will also leave Hong Kong about the
same time. It is my understanding that
the steamers will call at Honolulu.
Sent by Admiral Dewey to the Navy
4. WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.—Two +
+ valuable souvenirs ot the capture of +
4* Manila were received at the navy de- 4"
•|» partment today from Admiral Dewey. 4.
4. One Is "the official flag of Manila," 4.
4" sowed to which was a linen memoran- 4*
4- dum that the flag was "hauled down +
4> August 13. 1898, by Flag Lieutenant 4
+ Brumby and Signal Boy Stanton and 4'
4* Ferguson from the flagship Olympla, 4
+ after the surrender of the city to the 4>
+ combined naval ami military forces of 4 1
4> the United States."
♦ The other souvenir was "the flag of +
4* the Spanish armed transport Cebu. 4
+ captured at Manila, August 13, 1*98." 4.
Must Prove Their Right to Remain in
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28—Twenty
four Chinese slave girls were in Judge De
Haven's court today. They were ar
rested by the police In a rafd, and must
prove that they are In trils* country legailj
or they will be deported. Thnt Is why the>
appeared before Judge De Haven today.
On the motion of Assistant United States
Attorney Bert Schlesslnger the two dozen
oases wore referred to Commissioner Hea
cook for hearing. Each girl Is claimed by
a husband or a father, who knows only
enough English to declare that his fern.-.}.'
relative is a native daughter. As he prls-
oners have no certificates, the burden of
proving their right to live ln the United
States refcts on them, and not on the gov
St. Louis Citizens Want to See the
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.—National Com
mitteeman Kerens of Missouri had an In
terview with President McKinley today in
order to prevail upon the President to
visfit St. Louis wh'le on hh» Western trip.
The President stated, however, that he has
not definitely settled his plans further than
already has been outlined, going direct from
here October 10th to Omaha.
Mr. Kerens stated after the call that h»
thought the President would remain in
Omaha on the 13th as well as the 12th of
next month, and expected that he would
be in St. Louis on the evening of the 14th,
leaving the next morning for Chicago. This
part of the President's journey, however,
is subject to a final decision.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—Gustnv
Walker, a feeble old German, employed as
Janitor ln a large business block, was killed
today. He was washing windows on tho
outside, when, ln some unaccountable man
ner, he lost his balance, falling from a sec
ond-story window, to the sidewalk, break
ing his neck. He was a Grand Army veter
an and an Odd Fellow.
YOKOHAMA, Sept. 28.—The Minister of
Justice, Ohigashl, will resign because of
agitation among the members of the bench
and bar, alleging unfitness for the office
he has been holding. The agitation ln
favor of the state purchase of tho rail
roads continues.
« t
$ General Garcia insists that the Cv- %
4" bane wan! complete Independence and 4>
•fr that and other proposal will cause 4.
■fr trouble; Dr. Congoslo says the recon- 4.
+ centrados are all dead. 4.
+ Engineers report Nicaragua canal 4.
4- surveys completed and say the canal 4<
4- can be completed foir much less tham 4.
4" the early estimates. 4.
4> Testimony all ln for the prosecution. 4.
+ In the cour:-martlal of Chaplain Me- 4.
4- Intyre of the Oregon. 4,
4- A four-story block at St. Louis 4.
4. blown up by powder stored In the rear 4.
4« of the building; many people Injured. 4.
4" Thomas F. Bayard died yesterday 4.
4- at his home in Dedham, Mass. 4,
4> New York Democrats meet ln state 4.
4- convention with no program made 4.
4. out; New Jersey Democrats score 4.
4. Alger and McKinley and nominate a 4.
+ candidate for governor. 4.
4. The alleged perpetrator of the Yel- 4.
4. low Mill pon-d murder reaches London 4.
fr and claims to have come from Los An- 4.
4. geles. 4,
4. Peace commissioners assist In their 4.
4. first formal function at Paris and will 4.
4- meet the Spanish commissioners to- 4.
+ day- 4.
4> The Seventh regiment ordered to 4.
4- Manila; soldiers write a letter to Col. 4.
+ Berry threatening to hang him as 4
+ foon as the regiment Is at sea. 4.
+ Kid Lavlgne retains the Mghtwelghl 4.
4-championship by a scratch; McCoy 4.
4-and Corbett fight on the street. ' 4.
+ Candidate Gage needs to pray to be fr
+ delivered from his friends; the speech I
•fr that was delivered but not published 4.
4- and the speech published but not rfc- 4.
+ livered bear no resemMance to tine 4>
4> another. 4,
I ** * +++* 4? * + + * <fr<i>,. 4,4,4,
A Fatal Fall
Japanese Affairs
Governor Smith of the Soldiers' Home Shot by
A. G. Bradley
The Would-Be Assassin Had Been on a Debauch for Five Days.
The Injured Man May Recover From His Wounds.
Discontent at the Home
Colonel Andrew Jackson Smith, governor
of the Volunteer Soldiers' Home at Santa
Monica, was shot yesterday morning four
times by Albert Q. Bradley, an inmate of
the place, who had been on a five days'
debauch, away from the home without
lea ye.
Late last night a. telephone message
from the home wns received, saying that
the governor was resting easily and the
doctors thought he had a fair chance to
Tout bullets took effect. One entered
the body under the right shoulder blade,
and is supposed to have penetrated the
I lung: another shattered the right arm:
the third passed through the right thigh,
narrowly missing the pelvic bone, while the
fourth merely pierced the cuff of the right
shirt sleeve.
The Shooting
At 9 oclock yesterday morning Governor
Smith commenced his rounds. He went
first to the quartermaster's office, and
thence to the guard house, where he held
police court, dlsposlnlg of a case or two of
derelict old boys.
He then sauntered towards the headquar
ters office, to clear up the morning's busi
ness, when, at 9:46, within twenty feet of
the porch, he was startled by a shot and
the consequent shock of a bullet. He hard
ly realized what had happened, when four
more reports rang out, and looking about
he saw Bradley behind him with a leveled
revolver. Governor Smith oommenced to
run towards the office, calling for help,
but soon fell.
Meanwhile Colonel Upham, the treasurer,
had heard the shots, and looking through
the window, saw what was happening; he
was Joined by Major W. D. Graham and
Orderly W. M. Pottle. The two former
went to Governor Smith and picked him
up and placed him on a chair on the porch.
While he was still at the mercy of his
assailant, the governor seemed much more
concerned about the possible escape of the
would-be murderer, for he kept shouting:
"Arrest that man. Stop him. I don't
know him."
Already Pottle, seeing that the wounded
mat* ' -s being cared for, started for the
ahof " whom he recognized as Bradley.
Tito" *116\v- ! d first stood quietly, looking
stoft'dly f t '• t the body of the governor
and 1 then at ''' 1 smoking weapon. If, as he
afterwards claimed, he intended and
wished to commit suicide, this was his op-
portunity, for he still had a load left, but
he m .do no move to Injure himself, but
saunt n d off, with the weapon ln his hand,
finally placing it in his pocket.
Potter soon overhauled him and spoke to
him. "He was perfectly calm," said the
orderly, and did not make any attempt to
; ret Ist. I asked him for his pistol and ho
quietly handed It over to me. No, I don't
think he was at all drunk. He didn't talk
and I handed htm over to one of the home
police, who took him to the guard house.
"I understand that ho has been absent
without leave for five days and he probably
would have been reported for that and put
In tho guard house,, but no stej>s had been
taken agnmsth lm.'"
'Governor Smith waited seated ln his ohalr
until the surgeons came ami made a hasty
examination of his wounds. It wns thought
from this that he was In a desperatet con
dition and a conveyance was procured and
ihe was driven to his home about a quarter
of a mile away. Mrs. Smith. Miss Smith
and n young lady visitor were almost pros
trated when they learned what had hap
pened, but with the courage o* soldiers"
women they Suppressed their anxiety and
aided ln making tha wounded man com
A thorough examination by the surgeons
presented a more hopeful view of the case.
It was found that rone of'the wounds were
necessarily fatal, the one bullet which is
To a Reporter Who Saw Him at the County Jail—Bradley
Talked as Follows
+ "Tea, I shot him. I had stood Wis petty tyranny as long as I oould, and in a +
■fr sudden Impulse drew a 32-callber revolver and fired five shots. I suppose it -fr
X wiil go d hard with me, but I could not help It. 1 was sitting on one of the ■§>
•fr benches at the home, whon a saw Smith coming up the walk. We all hate <fr
•fr him down there, and as 1 saw him sauntering along I thought I would wipe -fr
•fr him off the face of the earth and then shoot myself. You see lam tired of <fr
•fr living. lam sick, and not able to do the little work they give me to do down 4>
■fr there. <fr
•fr "Last week I went on a spree, and I suppose I awn a little off when I snot <fr
•fr Well, It's done, and can't be undone, so I suppose he Is better dead. Isn't he 4>
•fr dead? No?" with a curse. "I thought I was a better shot than that. Why, >fr
•fr Smith was less than seven feet from me when I fired the first shot, which <fr
•fr ought to have winged him. It didn't, and? he turned and ran like* a coward 4»
•fr that he Is. I tell you, the home is hell. I got a better meal in the Jail today than <fr
•fr I ever had at the home. In the winter he took all our overcoats away from •»
4> us, and did other things to make life unbearable. 4.
■fr "No, lam mot sorry, but maybe I wo°»'ld Just as soon have had some one else +
•fr put him out of the way. , You see, I had been drinking since last pension day, +
•fr and only got up at the home yesterday. I expect I was off." ' 4,
4,4. if. 4.4,4. Mf 4.4. <f 4. *f +4.*+****+*+ ** +++++ + + * + •»>
supposed to have entered the lung causing
the most apprehension.
TJhe patient quickly rallied from the
shock and insisted upon signing some pa
pers which required his name In order that
the machinery of the home might proceed
without Interruption no matter how he
should] come* out of the affair.
li L.-.1 - — ■ ' ' —»,
J Twelve Pages
Officer Myers of Santa Monica made a
rush trip to the home in response to a tel
ephone message and took Bradley ln
charge. He had been turned over to Bleu*
tenant of the Guard T. H. McDowell, who
asked him if he had anything to say.
"No. only all I am sorry for is that they
took the gun from me before I had tlr.lshcd
the Job. I had not got through." This was
taken to Indicate that he intended to first
kill the governor and then himself.
When the civil officer arrived Bradley
was clvem to him and taken to Santa Mon
ica, where at 11 oclock he was arraigned
before Justice Guldlnger. He was charged
with assault to commit murder and his pre
liminary examination was set Wedensday,
October sth, at 10 a. m. He was then
brought to thisd city and placed in tho
county jail.
Bradley was probably the unhopplesit
man in th home. He was sullen, morose
and evil tempered. His body was wrecked
and rent by All manner of diseases, and
this affected his temperament to such a
degree that most of the men of Company E,
of which he was a member, sent him to
Coventry; few would speak to him or have
any association with him on account'of his
abusive tendencies.
One of h'.s comrades, possibly one who
knew him the best, said of him: "He was
what we call a 'chronic kicker,' but tha
poor devil suffered so much that It was not

xml | txt