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Mr. Ashworth condemned for the crimes
of others, or at least until he was found
The course of Milk Inspector Dockery
was indorsed on motion of M. F. Don
leavy, and much praise accorded the press
in supporting him in his efforts.
Colonel John O'Byrne, Robert Ferral
and several others addressed the meeting,
which adjourned to a call for the special
tneetiug to be held some day this week.
* GET INTO LINE."
That Is the Sort of Advice the Los Angeles
Express Gives the People of South
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 29.— The Ex
press came out to-night on the holding of
the National Republican Convention in
San Francisco with the following double
leaded article headed :
"Get into line."
All advices from the East point favorably
toward the selection of San Francisco as
the place for holding the Republican
National Convention. But there is of
necessity a large amount of work to be
done to secure the gathering of that party's
delegates for the coast. Several Eastern
cities with champions of great influence,
fearing that the great convention will come
to the coast, have been at work and are in
dustriously endeavoring to prevent San
Francisco from getting the prize.
It is acknowledged by all, no matter in
what portion of the State they may reside,
that it would be of incalculable benefit to
California and the Pacific Coast to have j
THE CONVENTION FUND UP TO DATE.
" TnE CALL" 910,000
THE EXAMINER " 7,500
PAC. COAST JOCKEY CLUB.... 2,500
J. L. FLOOD 2,500
PALACE HOTEI 2,000
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB.. 2,000
COLUMBIA THEATER 1,000
JAMES D. FHELAN 1,000
BALDWIN HOTEL 1,000
UNION IRON WORKS 1,000
AL HAYMAN & CO 1,000
JOY'S SARSAPARILLA CO 1,000
CHARLES WEBB HOWARD.... 1,000
EAGLESON &CO 1,000
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.. 1,000
GEORGE C. PERKINS 500
CALIFORNIA HOTEL 500
M. A. GUNST 500
J. R. DONALDSON 500
JOHN D. SIEBE 500
C. F. CUBBY 500
NEUSTADTER BROS 500
ADOLPH SPRECKELS 500
LOUIS SLOSS &CO 500
MYSELL & ROLLINS 500
LEVI STRAUSS &CO 500
the next Republican convention here.
People, irrespective of parties, are anxious
that the efforts of the San Franciscans
should be successful. Already nearly $GO,
--000 has been raised for that purpose and it
will take only a very short time to reach
the necessary $100,000.
As the holding of the convention would
be of equal value to all parts of the State
it follows that every one should do hi» ut
most to help San Francisco in this matter.
Realizing the importance of the enterprise
the Express has started the ball rolling in
Southern California by subscribing $100 to
the worthy object. Let the people in
Southern California in general, and Los
Angeles in particular, irrespective of party,
come in and subscribe- liberally for this
great object. Let the people of San Fran
cisco understand that the people south of
the Tehachapi realize that they know a
good thing when they see it and push it
There is no reason in the world why Los
Angeles should not get some of the credit
of securing the National Republican Con
vention for the coast. It is not a San
Francisco affair pure and simple. The
delegates and visitors that will be in at
tendance on the convention will come to
the only city on the coast worth living in
— Los Angeles. The Republican National
Convention for San Francisco is not a local
issue, nor is it a State issue. It concerns
the whole coast. It concerns every prop
erty-holder, no matter how small and ex
ignous his holding may be. Now is the
time for the people of this city ' to show
that they have the enterprise and push
with which they are credited.
The Express has started the affair by
subscribing $100. There is no reason in
the world why Los Angeles should not
raise $10,000 and give it to San Francisco
with the admonition to hustle and call
upon Angelenos for all the moral support
necessary to secure the much-wished-for
Subscriptions will be received, for this
great undertaking at the Express business
office, and all donations will receive full
credit. Every dollar subscribed for the
convention will mean a hundred for this
city, if secured. This is not an elemosy
nary affair. It is purely a business propo
sition. Get in line.
MR. CARTER'S OPINION.
He Regards the Party's Future as Bright.
A Good Story on Thomas Reed
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 29.-Sen
ator Carter, in conversation with a Call
reporter this evening, had considerable to
say regarding the Republican National
Mr. Carter thinks that the convention
will not te held sooner than the 10th of
June and perhaps one or two weeks later I
than that date. It cannot be held before !
that date as the call for the convention
Will not be issued until December 10,
when. the National Committee meets at
the Arlington Hotel in this city, as six
months must elapse between the notice
and the meeting. Mr. Carter said:
"I regard the prospects of the Republican
party as very bright, and they seem to be still
improving. I think the Republicans have
every reason to be cheerful." '
"What do you hear from Ohio, Maryland and
"They are raising the race question against
Bradley in Kentucky and I fear they are going
to defeat him, but it is going to be a close fight,
and it is by no means certain that the Demo
crats will win. Ohio is all right. We shall
carry that right enough. In Maryland our
folks are giving the Democrats a pretty hard
lug. Gorman may be • able to pull' his candi
date through, but you can't tell, and it looks
as if Lowndes would be elected."
Speaking of the Venezuelan ; question
Senator Carter said:
The Monroe doctrine must be sustained. It
is a vital doctrine, of the utmost importance
to the welfare of tbis country, and the Amer
ican people believe in it. It must be enforced,
and foreign powers must respect it or we must
compel that respect. The question is a live one
to-day and the people are interested in it. :
* The Senator was (juestioued as to the
gossip about a change in the head of the
Republican National Committee. He re
You can say that there will be no change.
None is contemplated. The time for forming
the National Committee is at the National Con
vention. After the Presidential nomination is
made the chairman of the committee that will
manage the campaign will be selected, as usual.
A Pittsburg newspaper man, who does
not wish to be quoted, said to a Call cor
respondent to-day :
Of course, we would be glad to have the con
vention, but the truth is we are not prepared
to handle a big crowd. Our hotels are crowded
even when an average excursion party strikes
the town. We were able to take care of the
Grand Army folk when their encampment was
held here, but that was a very different assem
bly. A great many of them camped out, as
they often do at their encampments, and
hundreds of them found lodgings at private
houses. But politicians and statesmen who
attend a National convention are not satisfied
with such accommodations. Mr. Quay, of
course, is bound to support Pittsburg, though
Ido not believe he really thinks it is a good
place for the convention.
The Call representative was fortunate
enough to hear Mr. Reed tell at a dinner
party the story of his first fee received in a
law case. He defended a Mexican for
murder. He was appointed by the court
to defend the Mexican, and received $25
therefor. "Gold money, too," said Mr.
"I jingled it in my pocket proudly. It
was more precious to me than any money
I have since earned at the bar."
"Or that you have since spent at the
bar?' suggested Dick Kerens of Missouri.
"But, what became of the Mexican?"
WM. WOLFF & CO. (agents
Pominery Sec) 500
F. H. BUSHNELL.. 500
CAFE ZINKAND 500
CAL. PRESS ASSOCIATION.. 500
I ALVINZA HAYWARD 500
R. LIEBES &CO 500
! GOOD FELLOWS' GROTTO 300
i HOTEL PLEASANTON 250
! SEA BEACH HOTEL . . 250
JLICK HOUSE .* 250
POPULAR RESTAURANT 250
NATHAN, DOHRMANN & C 0.... 250
SHREVE &CO 250
S. BALDWIN 250
j GOLDBERG, BOWEN & CO 250
ADAM GRANT 250
CROWN DISTILLING CO 250
WILMERDING, LOEWS & CO.. 250
E. MARTIN &CO 200
j CAFE C0LUM81A................. 150
; SHAINWALD, BUCKBEE & CO." 150
| BALDWIN BARBER-SHOP (R.
T. Brodek) 100
i CIRCUS ROYAL 100
! RICHELIEU 100
H. Z. OSBORNE (Los AnEeles
| Kxpress) 10°
I WM. T. BOOTHBY 100
| HERMAN OELRICHS 100
"That is another story," drawled Mr.
Reed, amid laughter.
These little anecdotes are given merely
to show that Mr. Reed cherished an affec
tionate remembrance of hia youthful days
in California, and that he would secretly
be well pleased to have the , convention
held there, both for his own pleasure and
for selfish reasons; too, perhaps, for he
believes that Californians think well of
him. But, as a Presidential candidate, he
must lie low, like Brother Fox, for he
does not care to incur the displeasure of
the Pittsburgers, Chicagoans or other am
bitious people. But if it is true that Quay
is for Reed, the Pennsylvanian's support
of the city of his own State may only be
lukewarm, at the best.
C. M. IDLEMAN S VIEWS.
Oregon's Attorney-General Wants to See
Governor McKinley Nominated in
PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 29.— Attorney-
General Idleman of the State of Oregon, in
conversation with a Call reporter last
night, expressed himself as follows regard
ing the reasons why the Republican Con
vention should come to San Francisco:
I believe the next National Convention
should be held on this coast for the reason
that it would bring a large number of the most
intelligent representatives of our Nation to the
Then there Is the completion of the Nica
ragua canal, the protection of our seal fisheries
and the settlement of the Alaskan boundary.
While the Nicaragua canal is of vast import
ance to the entire Nation, I believe the direct
results will be more fully and thoroughly felt
on this coast than in any other part of our
Nation. Its real and absolute importance will
be understood only by the Knowledge the
delegates must necessarily acquire upon an
investigation of our interests an d resources.
The protection of our seal fisheries, which
were so admirably championed by the Plumed
Knight, was only temporary, and afterward,
against his better judgment, submitted to ar
bitration, which has been since then again and
again violated. The settlement of the Alaskan
boundary line has almost lost interest. in the
East, and will only be revived by the energy
and push known to the West.
All these questions of such vital National im
portance demand the enforcement of a stricter
foreign policy and are of vital importance gen
erally to the Government.especially to the West.
The West is the storehouse of energy, the home
of progress, and must necessarily have much in
fluence upon the determination of the coming
campaign and the policy of the party if the
convention is held on this coast; further, while
Governor McKinley is conservative enough to
be safe he Is progressive, thorough and in
hearty sympathy with all our needs. His for
eign policy would be considerate enough to be
respected and firm enough to be appreciated
and felt. A convention held within the. terri
tory where these great National questions have
arisen and are agitated, and his well-known
sympathy for their success, I believe would re
sult mare favorably to his nomination and
election^ which would assure Republican suc
cess and give us a foreign policy that would
require the respect of other nations and an ad
administration that would bring prosperity
again among us. .-
INTERIOR PRESS OPINIONS.
What the State Papers Think About San
Francisco's Republican Convention
The movement to secure the next National
Republican, Convention for San Francisco
gathers force and funds in that City and is
receiving the hearty approval of the press; of
the State irrespective of party, as the mighty
importance to the material interests ot Califor
nia, of gathering the clans of National Repub
licans at the State's chief City, unfolds to the
popular mind. The contributions to the con
vention fund nearly ' aggregate $50,000,
although but a few days have elapsed since the
work of soliciting financial support com
Although this convention will be a partisan
affair strictly, the considerations which call
for support of the project to assemble it in San
Francisco far - out-class those of a partisan
As we have said before, the convention will
bo representative in many respects other than
the partisan, and it merits California's lively
consideration because of its representative
capacity in those other respects. '■
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1895.
a medium for placing before the balance of tne
Union the wonderful advantages and! attrac
tions of California. As the entire State can
justly expect to participate in the benefits of_
tne scheme the burden of carrying it out can"
not in equity and policy be left to San Fran
cisco. More especially can it be said that the
most populous and prosperous parts of the
State— that south of Tehachapi— cannot afford
to have San Francisco monopolize the man
li Southern California will share in the
work and expense of securing and maintain
ing the convention, it can properly ask and
will doubtless be acceded fair representation
in tne entertainment of those who attend, and
thus secure a representation of the interests
of this section in a way that will do them the
As a constant advocate of the. welfare of
California in general, and that of Southern
California in particular, the Herald takes the
liberty of urging on those organized bodies
which have done so much to promote our in
dustry — the Chamber of Commerce, the Board
of Trade and the Merchants' Association of
this city— the absolute importance of imme
diately taking such action os will make Los
Angeles the metropolis of the South, a party to
the undertaking with the metropolis of the
North. : /-:;:.
The Herald would suggest to the public
spirited gentlemen who constitute the mem
bership of these organizations the early ap
pointment, as a first step, of a joint committee
to raise such additional subscriptions to the
convention funds as will be worthy of this city
and county, and to place before the San Fran
cisco committee the desire of this city to con
tribute its financial and moral support to the
task of procuring and caring for the conven-
In this work the Herald, as the representa
tive journal of Southern California, will oe
glad to share by contributing substantially to
whatever fund may be raised by Los Angeles,
| DELLAMAND &CO 100
JOHNSON-LOCKE CO 100
W.W *OOT* .00
HOTEL SAVOY.. 100
WILSON'S DINING-PAHLOK... 100
|A' W * WILSON 100
! THE CKEAMEKIE 100
■ SAMUEL DANNENBAUM 100
THK BEL MONTE...v. 100
OLD LOUVRE • 10°
CARROLL & CARROLL 100
FERGUSON & CURLEY 100
SIX<iFAT& C 0.... 10°
■ CHARLES NEWMAN....... 100
j A. ZELLERBACH & SONS. 100
I G * W.BAKER ...v.. 100
i JOSEPH P. KELLY 100.
j JAMES H. O'BRIEN 100
j ROME HARRIS (Laurel Palace) 100
' PAYOT ' UFHAM &CO 100
' CALIFORNIA FIREWORKS CO. 100
C. W. NEVIN 50
OBERON CAFE.. 50
JULIUS KAHN 50
j BAVID L. HAAS 50
JAMES 1?. DUNNE *CO 50
l»°. l'_'_h'« "•__."A.'."li "V" °°
g*g»«M^ (Hatter).... l
*""* « « _
i TOTAL '. 866,600
by receiving and caring for all subscription
and publishing daily the names of all. sub
scribers, and by placing at the service of what
ever committee or organization that may un
dertake the local work, its columns for any
purpose that may facilitate the end desired.
California must have the convention.
Southern California must share in the battle
for it, that she may share in the fruits. ;,. J
That she may do the latter her citizens must
act, and act at once.
The Herald will do its part. Will the people
do theirs?— Los Augeles Herald.
If San Francisco fails to obtain the Republi
can National Convention It will not be for lack
of effort. The newspapers of that City have set
about raising a fund of $100,000 to defray the
necessary expenses, and from the success they
are meeting there is no doubt that thia sum,
and probably considerable . more , money, will
be subscribed. In view o f these measures, and
the fact thai several members of the Republi
can National Committee are known to favor
San Francisco, it certainly appears that that
City has a very fair chance of securing the
prize. The entire State has an interest in the
matter. A gathering of several hundred lead
ing citizens from all over the Union at the
coast metropolis could not fail to be for the
advantage of California as a whole.—
San Diego. *y/ '/A:
San Francisco is after the National Republi
can Convention, and work has commenced in
earnest to that end. At the end of the first
day's work $9000 was subscribed toward a pro
posed fund of $100,000 which will be neces
sary if the convention comes to the Pacific
Coast. Prominent men of all parties are
working to bring the ' convention to the coast,
and they "have been assured by members of the
National Committee that San Francisco claims
will be giveu careful consideration.— Auburn
Republican. ,; '4:yi7(x'77/7r7i7:J7-7
The metropolitan dailies of San Francisco
which have long preached enterprise and pub
! lie spirit, have given ample evidence of their
j faith in our resources and are practicing what
j they preach. The : sum of $25,000 has been
subscribed by the three morning dailies toward
securing the Republican National Convention
for San Francisco. It is such commendable
work as this that courts success.—
Telegram. - 7: ■/,, A. . 7,/~A:
The Call Is making a' noble fight for San
Francisco as the Republican National Conven
tion City. It should be backed by every paper
and progressive citizen on the Pacific Coast.
The State would reap a great benefit by the
congregating of thousands of prominent men
within her borders. The question will be
settled in December, and no time should be
lost in holding out inducements so strong as
not to be ignored.— Helena Star.
BIG BLOCKS BURNED.
Fire Destroys Many Business Buildings \
at Springfield, Ohio.
SPRINGFIELD. Ohio, Oct. 30.— A fire,
which started shortly after midnight, de
stroyed the Lagonda Hotel, Siegenthaler's
drugstore, Hype's store, the Western
Union Telegraph Office, the London Cloth
ing Company's store and a half-dozen
smaller buildings. .
The flames started in the Lagonda
Hotel from some unknown cause. Night
Clerk John Bradford succeeded in arousing
the guests in time for all to make their es
cape. For an hour the conflagration raced
uncontrolled. The Dayton Fire Depart
ment came on a soecial train, and at 2
clock the flames were thought to be un
der control. The loss will reach $150,000.
Glad to Get Away.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 29.— Dr. G. C.
Strahinian, a native of Armenia, but a
citizen of the United States, has just ar
rived from Constantinople. He had been
a resident of California, but was tempted
to return to his native land by the promise
of a good medical practice. On reaching
Constantinople he found that he had been
deceived. The authorities took from him
his American citizenship papers and tried
to make him act as a spy. It was with
great difficulty that >he succeeded in get
ting away. ;V : 7 * -. ,
John W. Mackay in Chicago.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 29. — John W.
Mackay of San Francisco, who is traveling
from that city to New York to accompany
the : remains of his son, John W. Mackay
Jr., to hi& burial-place on the Pacific Coast,
I arrived in this city to-day. and stopped at
i the Richelieu Hotel for a brief rest. The
body of his son. who was killed near Paris,
arrived from Havre on Saturday. Presi
dent Chandler* of the 'Postal- Telegraph
Compauy was also a guest at the hotel to
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HEROIC TO THE LAST.
William N. Hart Made a
Brave Struggle With
WEAKENED ONLY ONCE.
Slowly the Terrible Cancer
Sapped. His Vitality
STORY OF THE PASTEUR DOCTOR.
Few Have Showed More Fortitude
Than the Noted Newspaper
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 29.— With ref
erence to the case of Editor William- N.
Hart of San Francisco, who died on Sun
day last from cancer of the face in the
Pasteur Institute, this city, Dr. Gibiersaid
to-day thatthe case had progressed too far
when the patient came under his care,
Mr. Hart had been suffering with the can
cer for ten months and his case had been
declared hopeless by the most eminent
surgeons and specialists in cancerous dis
eases before he went to the hospital for
treatment. The disease had made great
progress in the tissue ot the cheek and
neck, had laid bare the cheek and bones of
the jaw and threatened to attack impor
tant veins and arteries. Under such cir-
cumstances the anti-toxine was adopted as
a last resort and was purely experimental.
Dr. Gibier said that the case had not
decided the merits of anti-toxine and that
he was not prepared either to claim any
merit for his treatment or acknowledge
that it was not all that it was claimed
"Mr. Hart," said Dr. Gibier, "was a
patient and heroic sufferer. He endured
purgatorial pangs as his disease pro
gressed, but he never weakened but once, ■
and that was about six weeks ago, when
his sufferings became so intense that he
felt that he could not stand them longer.
Then he told me he meditated suicide, but
I told him such a course would bring un
merited grief to his family and discredit to
the institute, and he then declared he
would await the end with all the fortitude
he could command.
"When i he learned, that hemorrhages
would result from the spread of the can
cer and would probably cause his death,
he begged that we would do nothing to
check them, but when one occurred about
two months ago, we did check it, although
he remonstrated against our action.
"On Sunday, when he found that another
hemorrhage had begun he leaped from his
bed, seized a hand-mirror, and after find
ing from examination that the flow of
blood would befatal, lie charged his attend- j
ant to do nothing to check it and then re
turned to his bed and .calmly and , hero
ically awaited the end. He died like a;
man." 17 . SsJT, A '.-■ -r-^/7-.
HOLMES VERY SHARP.
l Continued from First Page.]
lawyers who withdrew yesterday, came
into court, and the former made an expla
nation to Judge Arnold, and he permitted
them to take up the case again. The first
witness called was William Moebins, a
Moebins, a year ago, tended bar at a
saloon near where Pietzel was killed. Moe
bins testified that Pietzel came to the
saloon frequently, and that the last time
he saw him alive waa on the Saturday be
fore he was killed, when Pietzel came in
and bought two half-pints of whisky.
Frederick Richards, proprietor of the
saloon in which Moebins was bartender,
was next called. He gave similar testi
mony to the previous witness. Richards
had never seen Pietzel drunk.
The next witness was Dr. Delia W.
Alcorn, who kept the house at 1905 North
Eleventh street, at which Holmes had
rooms with Miss Yoke under the name of
"Howell." Holmes and his wife were at
Dr. Alcorn's from August 5 to September
2. Holmes represented himself as nego
tiating some kind of a deal with the Penn
sylvania Railroad. When, on the 2d of
September (Sunday), Holmes left the
•house with his wife, he told Dr. Alcorn he
was going to Harrisburg. On September
19 he returned to Dr. Alcorn's house and
remained for a few days. At this time he
told Dr. Alcorn he intended to take her
rooms for the winter, and later his wife
and little sister would be there. The wife
never came, nor did Dr. Alcorn know
whether Alice Pietzel ever came to the
house, as she went away, but when she re
turned she was told the little girl had been
there. On the night of September 19 a
man called to see Holmes and was shown
to his room. Dr. Alcorn did not know the
John Grammer, a young man who Uvea
in Dr. Alcorn's house, testified that he
knew the prisoner. Hia testimony was
similar to Dr. Alcorn's, as it related to Dr.
Holmes' four weeks' stay at the house
with his wife. Grammer saw Alice Piet
zel at the house with Holmes on the occa
sion of his second visit to 1905 North
Eleventh street. Holmes represented
Alice as either his sister or his wife's sister,
the witness could not remember which.
In addition to his other Crimea Holmes is
accused of leading this child astray upon
the occasion of her visit with him to the
A crayon portrait of Alice Pietzel had
been put in evidence to identify her by,
and when this was held up to view for the
first time a look of fear and shrinking
came over Holmes' face. *
During Mr. Graham's examination of
Dr. Alcorn, Holmes was in evident per
turbation of mind, and his relief was evi
dent when Judge Arnold sustained the ob
jection of his counsel. » ; -7 ■-_-..'
During the testimony of a subsequent
witness, Mr. Graham introduced a crayon
of Holmes before he had grown a beard,
and Mr. Rotan entered a vigorous protest
to the proceeding, claiming it was all done
to influence the jury.7 At this point the
commonwealth had presented all the wit
nesses for identification of the body, and
at 8:50 the court adjourned until to-mor
. row. • ••--' : -y7/AA/^y ■
AFTER A VERY HOI FIGHT.
Defeat of the Woman's Suffrage Measure
in South Carolina.
. COLUMBIA,, S. C, Oct. 29.— After a
fight lasting all oi last eveoiog and through
to-day's session the Constitutional Con
vention at 1:50 took a noe and aye vote on',
the question of woman' suffrage, with
property and educational qualifications.
The cause of woman died by a vote of
121 to 26. "Uncle George" Tillman made
a magnificent argument of about an hour
or more favoring woman's suffrage. Mr.
Sleight introduced an amendment to leave
the woman suffrage matter to the General
Assembly. He made a strong speech, but
it was to no avail. The convention voted
it down by a heavy vote, only forty-two
votes being cast in favor of it, thus de
feating all possible chance of woman suf
frage ever prevailing in this State until
after the constitution has been formed.
HELPED OUT BY THE CHIEFS.
An Unaccommodating Telegrapher Who Was
Very Glad to Be Reinstated in
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 29.— The confer
ence held to-day between the grand chiefs
of railway employes organizations and the
management of the Denver and Rio Grande
resulted in an amicable settlement. Con
siderable leniency was displayed by Presi
dent Jeffrey and as a result the Antonio
station agent will be restored to his posi
tion on November 15. The agent refused
to secure a newspaper story and wire it to
Denver after 7 p. si. unless paid liberally
for it by the newspaper. He further de
clined to deliver a telegram sent after that
hour. For this he was discharged. Grand
Chief Powell of the Order of Telegraphers
failing to effect a settlement, he called
upon the other grand chiefs to assist and
advise him. Those responding were F. P.
Sargent of tne Firemen, P. H. Morrissey
of the Trainmen and E. E. Clark of the
Conductors. They found that the Antonio
agent was not' blameless and advised the
telegraphers to withdraw all questions
save a request for the reinstatement of
this one man, and they used their influ
ence to secure a lenient ruling from the
RAPID OVERLAND TRAINS.
Time From Chicago to This
State Reduced Half a
Santa Fe Officials Set an Example
for the Southern Pacific
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 29.— What promises
to inaugurate a new era in California
travel was set on foot, by the Santa Fe this
evening, in the beginning of a passenger
service which will shorten the time to Cali
fornia points by a half day* Commencing
this evening at 6 o'clock a train will be run
daily which will make the trip to South
ern California in three days, and to San
Francisco in three and a half, beating
previous records of. transcontinental
travel. The first train which started, filled
to its capacity, consisted of a compart
ment-cur, two standard -Pullman sleepers,
a chaircar, a dining-car and a baggage-car.
The compartment-car will- be .run- once a
week only.; There are eight of these trains
altogether, and -they are equipped in the
most modern and elegant style, being fin
ished in mohogany throughout. ■ ..
From Kansas, City the time of this train
will be about ■ two ; days and a half. Com
petitors are already i beginning to- bestir
themselves, and the result will be a revo
lutionizing of. the service. ; . It is stated au
thoritatively that the r Southern -Pacific
will change its schedule and put on a train
to offset this one. The Illinois Central
this afternoon resumed its California ser
vice in connection with the Southern Pa
cific's Sunset Limited from New Orleans.
The service, however, is only semi-weekly
while that of the Santa Fe is daily.
Among those who were on hand to see
the new train start was President George
To-day's statement of the earnings of
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy road
and controlled lines makes an excellent
showing. The earnings for the nine
months covered by the report are $793,513
in the direction of paying dividends. This
is, however, a decrease in net earnings
from 1894 for the same period of $743,681,
but last year's statement includes a heavy
World's Fair traffic. For the month of
September there was an increase over the
corresponding month last year of $146,379,
so the officials nave every reason to feel
encouraged over the showing as a whole.
Earnings of the Santa Fe for the third
week of October were $898,613, a decrease
from those of the corresponding year of
BERING SEA AWARDS.
Another Commission to Assess Damages
Will Be Selected.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 29. -The
convention which Secretary Olney and the
British Embassador will frame, looking to
the payment of damages to the Canadian
vessels seized in the Bering Sea, provides
for a mixed commission to assess the
amount due. By the eighth article of the
Bering Sea treaty it was provided that the
United States and Great Britain, having
found themselves unable to agree on the
question of damages, should submit for
arbitration questions of fact, and that the
question of the liabilities of either Govern
ment should be determined later.
The arbitrators decided against the
United States on the question of fact. In
order to avoid delays it was suggested that
the United States pay a lump sum of
$425,000 damages, but Congress refused to
authorize such payment. Now it is pro
posed to appoint a joint commission of two
members to represent this country and two
to represent Great Britain, these four to
select another member if unable to reach
an agreement. Sir Charles Tupper, Can
adian Minister of Justice and Sir Macken
zie Bowell, Canadian Premier, are visiting
the British Embassador here,- but they are
acting wholly in an advisory capacity and
will have nothing to do with the selection
of the commission.
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C*. Oct. 29.— W. T.
Martin has been appointed postmaster at
Cuyamaca, San Diego County, California,
vice W. L. Detrick, resigned.
Pensions have been granted as folio
California— Original: . James Tippett, La
fayette; Julius Scott, Heaidsburg; Andrew
J. Fennel!, Veterans' Home, Napa. In
crease—Henry Schauer, Los Angeles;
James J. Walsh, Los Angeles; Henry H.
Smith, Portersville. Reissue— Frederick
Pohl, Lake Greene.
Oregon— lncrease: Feiix R. Mayborn,
Green Basin. *
Washington— Original: William :W.
Nichols. Orting; David Thompson, Elbe.
Original— Julia M. Maden, Skam
okawa.- • ..-.• <r._*; y~y?. ■_.•.•■
Clevelands Go to Woodley.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. 29.-Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland, their children"
and several servants moved . from the
White House to-day, bag and. baggage, to
Woodley, the President's country-place
near Washington. They will make it their
home until the social season begins. The
President will come to the White House
every day when his presence is necessary
MET DEATH BRAVELY.
Double Electrocution of
Murderers in a New
BOTH KILLED QUICKLY.
An Immense Voltage Kept. On
for Five Seconds and Then
THERE WERE NO MISTAKES.
For Once the Law's Penalty by the New
Method Was Meted Out Without
DANNEMORA, N. V., Oct. 29.— A
double execution under the law which
provides that murderers shall meet death
by electrocution was successfully carried
out at Clinton prison to-day, when George
H. Smith and" Charles N. Davis, both of
Albany County, met death in the electric
The first to face death was Smith, who
walked bravely into the death-chamber at
11:39 a.m. He did not falter or show the
least emotion, but was quickly strapped
into the chair, and at a signal from Dr.
:ansom the current of electricity was
turned on, 1750 volts passing through him.
This voltage remained on for five seconds,
when it was reduced and continued for
twenty seconds. Again it was increased
and allowed to remain for five seconds,
and again reduced, remaining for twenty
When it was turned off an examination
was made by the prison physicians and
several other medical men. He was pro
nounced dead at 11:44 a. m., just five min
utes after he entered the chamber.
The witnesses returned to the ante
room, while the body was taken to the
dissecting-room, and at 11:5G o'clock Davis
was conducted to the chamber of death.
He faltered slightly as he came in sight of
the chair, but it was only for an instant.
He was strapped into the chair, and at
11 :57 a current of 1780 volts passed through
his body, resulting in instant death.
The high voltage was continued for six
seconds, reduced and kept on for thirty
seconds, then back to 1780 for five seconds,
reduced and kept on for twenty seconds,
when it was finally turned off. It was
just 12:01 p. m. when he was officially pro
nounced dead. *
The entire time consumed from the
time Smith entered the chamber until
both were on the tables ready for the
autopsy by the physicians was twenty-one
minutes. The autopsy revealed nothing
unusual in the make-up of either man.
PENSIONS FOR VETERANS
During the Past Year There Has
Been a Big Decrease in
Examiners Have Done Good Work in
Investigating Claims and Ex
. •■ - ■ •■ ■■ -.
WASHINGTON, 1). C, Oct. 29.-Judge
William Lochren, Commissioner of Pen-
sions, has submitted his annual report to
the Secretary of the Interior. '. It shows
that up to June 30, 1394. there were 969,444
pensioners and during the year 39,185 new
pensions were granted, and 4026 restored
that had been dropped from the rolls,
making an aggregate roll of 1,012,935.
There were 27,861 deaths and 14,575 pen
sioners dropped during the past year,
making the number on the rolls to June
30, 1895, 970,524, an increase during the
year of 980.
Unless further pension legislation is
enacted the Commissioner thinks that the
appropriation of $140,000,000 will be suf
ficient for the payment of pensions for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1896. The esti
mates for 1897 are the same as for 1896,
except an additional $3000 for better quar
ters of the agent at Buffalo, N. Y.
The Commissioner thinks that, aside
from discontinuing illegal pensions, the
work of the board of revision has been
beneficial in discouraging the filing of the'
claims without merit. The work of the
law division was excellent in detecting
crimes in pension prosecutions and discov
ering illegal practices among pension at
torneys. Two hundred and ninety-four
persons were convicted, the most impor
tant being W. Bowen Moore of Buffalo,
N. V., and George M. Van Leuven of Lime
Springs, lowa, both attorneys with a large
pension clientage. ■ uy/'-./;
The Commissioner commends the work
of the pension examiners in the field and
says that the fact that this force pervades
the entire country and is likely to dis
cover arid bring to light any frauds that
may De attempted exercises a constantly
restraining influence upon dishonest
claimants and attorneys.
The act of March 21, 1895, increasing the
rate of certain pensioners by $6 per month,
made an increase of $61,500 annually in
the payment of pensions, and the act re
pealing the act of March 3, 1893, which
forbade the payment of pensions to non
residents after July 1, 1893, decreased the
payments during the last four months of
the year 1595 about $275,000. K.;7- .
Carlisle Will Vote.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 29.—Secre
tary Carlisle left this. evening for Kentucky
to register and vote at the November elec
Cnly One Pardon Granted.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 29.— The
President to-day granted a pardon to S.
M. Duggins, convicted in Utah of violation.
of the Edmunds law and sentenced to nine
montns in the Utah penitentiary. In the
case of P. J. Bannon, convicted in Oregon
of conspiring to land Chinese and a»n
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Her Majesty the Queen of England,
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fenced to six months' imprisonment, and
Edward J. Riley, convicted in Indian Ter
ritory of larceny and sentenced to twelve
months in jail, pardons are denied.
ARCHITECT AIKEN RETURNS.
Ready to Begin Plans for the Postoffice
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. Super
vising Architect Aiken of the Treasury
Department reached here to-day, having
finished his vacation. There have been
some reports circulated to the effect that
Secretary Carlisle has been greatly dis
pleased on account of Mr. Aiken's long
absence, and sent him a sharp telegram
recalling him. It has been said, too, that
if Mr. Aiken did not voluntarily resign his
office upon reaching Washington, he
would be dismissed anyhow by Secretary
Carlisle. • - •
Mr. Aiken seems to have been peculiarly
unfortunate in receiving the criticism of
newspapers, both here and in the West.
It is only just to the public officer to say
that his visit to the coast was not displeas
ing to Secretary Carlisle, ami the latter at
this time has no intention of asking for
Mr. Aiken's resignation. He was asked to
return simply because there was work here
with whicb only he was familiar. Mr.
Aiken promises to begin work on San
Francisco's Postoffice this winter, and,
doubtless, will do so if he has his way
about it. If the construction is not beeun
this winter the blame will rest with "Mr.
Aiken's superiors in office.
I'aciflc Coast Patents.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. Patents
have been issued as follows: Frederick A.
Beckett and W. C. Spencer, San Francisco,
process of and apparatus for extracting
perlumes; Fiederick W. Dobbel, San Fran
cisco, adjustable sight for firearms; George
A. Doyle, Perris, irrigation hydrant; John
W. Gentry, Oakland, assignor of one-half
to J. Jacob, Fruitvale, elevator; Adam P.
Hays, Los Angeles, combined dental-bite
and impression-cup; James O'Donnell,
San Francisco, car-fender; Rufus A. Simp
son, Ferndale, butter molding and cutting
machine; George D. Worswick, San Jose,
ventilating fruitbox. . ; -.yy •
Colonel Mosby Very 111.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 29.— 1t is
learned here that Colonel John S. Mosby
of San Francisco, who has been reported
as sick at his old home in Virginia, ia
threatened with appendicitis, and is in a
very serious, if not dangerous, condition.
LIEUTENANT PAGUE'S CASE
Brother Officers Tell of the Pe
culiarities of Colonel Crofton's
Past Surgeon Girard Believes the
Shooter Had Alcoholic
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. Counsel for
the defense completed his case before the
Pague court-martial this morning. Some
rebuttal evidence was then Drought in by
the judge advocate, who scored a point
by establishing his right to offer expert
medical testimony regarding the mental
condition of the accused as shown by the
statements of the witnesses for the de
fense. . .
At the morning session four of Pague'a
brother officers testified as to peculiarities
in his conduct recently, and the post sur
geon, Dr. Strone, once more affirmed that
the accused was perfectly sober on the day
of the shooting. . ."'* 7 7. "*
Post Surgeon Girard, called by the
judge advocate, was asked to state, after
having heard the evidence for the defense,
what, if anything, in his opinion, was the
accused suffering from on October 3.
Attorney Blair promptly objected to the
question, chiefly on the ground that
Girard had not heard all the testimony, as
he was not present at the secret session
when Pague was placed on the stand and
told the story of the immediate events
preceding the shooting.
The witness said that the various symp
toms testified to, taken in the aggregate,
represented features of chronic alco
holism with occasional spells of acute
The court will listen to arguments of
counsel to-morrow, which are expected to
be brief, and the case so far as the publio
proceedings are concerned will then be
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