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Santa Clara, thence to Second, to San An
tonio, to First, to Santa Clara, to Convent,
and there the King and the royal family
reviewed the procession. Even alter the
procession pot under way there was con
siderable difficulty for he several times got
otf his trolley and delays followed. The
imperial dragon raged among the Crowd
and frightened the children and altogether
the coming of King Cole was all that it
was cracked up to be.
The street parade was composed as fol
First division— Marshal, Dr. McGraw; aids,
T. McTieman and C. A. Armstrong; flying ar
tillery. F. Dunham commanding; calcium
chariot, Bilins Montgonerici, band, acrobats,
Turners, float, Kink's household, royal chariot,
Chinese actors, float, imperial dragon. Com
pany B, escort extraordinary and fiery lancers
to the dragon.
Second division — Grand marshal. Frank Per
kins; aids, tieorge L. Rogers and Noble Nixon,
A. D. K. A. I>. X., Klan 4-11-41. N. P. Cavalry.
Third divi-ioti— Marshal, Thomas McGeogh*
fan; aid-, James Moynagh, Martin Murphy.
[eiiry Sinjjieton. L. S. Cavallero, Natives of
Western Gold, Uniform Rank Italian Huzzuhs.
Fourth division— Newton Juckson, grand
marshal; aids, John Lovell, Will Bttpbens.
Joseph Menton, Judge Harrington; officers of
Paris spasmodic spurters, .Santa Clara Stan
ford float, Stanford vs. Berkeley Bicycle clubs.
Fifth division— F. Bohlman, grand marshal;
■ids, Fred Sauiord, A. !«, Saee, George Taylor,
John Francis Jr., George S. Wall, A. K. Denike,
A. O. Kaufman, W. L. McGnire, A. C. Cownick;
evergreen fairies, Milpltas ermines, Alviso
clams. Saratoga prunes and diversified fruits
of labor, Mountain View kranks, Palo Alto
digressions, Mayfield supporters of King Cole,
New Almaden tallow dips, Berryessa Sweet
Pea Club, citizens, police, foreigners in the
After the review by the King bis Majesty
and his family and his electric chariot
moved on to the pavilion. The calcium
Triumphal Arch Across Santa Clara Avenue, San Jose. The Entire Face of This Structure Is Covered
With Beautiful and Fragrant Rcses.
light illuminating the scales of the dragon
went out and the Chinamen refused to
move until it was relighted, and such a
long pause took place in the street that it
was within less Than an hour of midnight
before the King arrived at the pavilion.
A throng had already gathered there and
dancing had begun. His Majesty com
posed himself on his throne with his pipe
in his mouth and the people grew still
while his minister published his for
mal salutation, wishing them well and
bidding them go forward and have fun.
No sooner had he done so than a mob of
plotters against the throne, led by "Jim"
Rea, in the name of the order of American
Freemen rushed upon the stage and with
drawn swords demanded a series of re
markable reforms and concessions to peo
ple. The chief councilor of the American
Freemen, John E. Richards, presented the
matter formally by petition, as follows:
The demand of the chief of the Order of
American Freemen and hia loyal followers
upon hie Majesty, "Old King Cole," and the
royal family:
First— We demand an investigation Into the
financial and the domestic affairs of the king
dom, and especially oi the royal household.
Second— We demand that the following
treasonable and peace-disturbing members of
the royal family, to wit: Howell C. Moore, S
N. Rucker, H. H. Main, C. W. Williams and
Franklin Hitchborn, be led to immediate exe
cution without benefit of clergy in the pres
ence of the assembled multitude, and that
their bodies be suspended from the rafters of
the royal palace, there lo remain as a terrible
example to like evil-doers so long as the king
dom shall endure.
Th rd— We demand a royal edict establish
ing the Order of American Freemen among
the permanent institutions of the kingdom,
and conferring upon James W. Rea the per
i>etual office oi commander-in-chieX of the
order, with absolute power over its members,
Including the right to recruit its membership
by draft or conscription during political cam
Fourth— We demand a decree ordaining that
every other order and particularly the A. P. A.
and the x. M. I. shall surrender their charters,
and that the members of such orders shall
take an immediate oath of allegiance to the
commandtr-in-chief ol the Order of American
Fifth— We demand that hereafter no corpo
ration, society., church or newspaper shall
have the right to do business within the royal
domain without first obtaining a license to do
so from the commander-in-cQief of the Order
of American Freemen.
Sixth— We demand the promulgation of a
permanent sentence oi outlawry against all
Silurians, croakers, cranks and bigots, within
the royal domain. and that in the commander
in-chief of the Order of American Freemen
shall be reposed the power to determine who
belongs to the above category, and thereupon
to offer a suitable reward for their immediate
delivery to the lord high executioner of the
kingdom for such punishment as will fit the
Seventh— We demand an unlimited credit in
the royal treasury, to be drawn upon by the
commander-in-chief of the Order of American
Freemen whenever In his Judgment it may be
necessary for the good ol the oraer.
The King in reply indignantly denied
the several demands for an invest igatsion
and also the surrender of the four members
of the royal family, but compromised on
Franklin Hitchborn whom, he said, he
would surrender, and the petitioners
might do with him as they would. The
Freemen accepted this as satisfactory and
while they cried "Long live King Cole!"
the curtain rolled down amid the plaudits
of the people.
The dance of the merry maskers was re
sumed, and such is the gpirit of carnival
abroad that it is likely to continue long
into the early hours of Sunday morning.
The king and the royal family sallied out
upon the floor among the people and were
good fellows all.
The following compose the royal family :
Paul P. Austin, Lord High Chancellor;
Dave T. Brvant, Lord High Treasurer;
*. J. Brandon, Lord High Constable; Wil
liam A. Bowden. Lord High Afornev-
9 e "f r ra T1;T 1; S \ K - Ayer, Lord Hi«h Admiral;
o-. ' i ngaisbee « LorcJ Hi B'' Master of the
Silent House; C. A. Barker, Duke of San
tee; Koch yon Valentine, Burgomaster;
A. I. Herrman, Burger of Rotter
dam, Amsterdam and Sch'edam; Ralph
\\. Horsey, Master <.i Robes in
the Morning; Fred rick W. Moore
Duke of Catalina and Master of the Buck
hounds; E. Scholder, Duke of Strups and
Keeper of Robes in the Evening; Charles
W. Fay, High Lord Inspector of the Pave-
William Merr. Knight of the Mudherl
Feathers; A. C. Kuhn, Marquis of Prunes-
D. W. Burchard, Duke of Missouri; C. A.
Ogier, Duke of Alviso; E.E. Lynde, Royal
Armorer; George E. Rea, Captain of the
Janissaries; Mitchell Phillips, Li Hung
Chang in disguise (alias Ah Mitch): Sam
and jTLm, the heavenly twinlets; J. H.
Henry, Grand Duke of the Alameda and
High Lord of the Palace.
Eight Thousand People See Some
bxciting Races.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 9.— Eight thou
sand people passed through the gates at
the Garden City Cyclers' track to-day, and
about 1000 small boys crawled under or
over the fences to witness the National
circuit bicycle races; and they were well
repaid for their trouble, for the meet was
one of the best ever held in thil State.
The races were all fast and exciting, and
the high class of the men who rode made
the events doubly interesting. In the pro
fessional events this was particularly true,
for such cracks as Wells, Coulter, Long,
Terrill, Jones, Edwards, Osen, McFarland,
and a dozen others of equal ability as
racers, were brought together, and their
finishes of the races were fast and desper
The audience was made up largely of
ladies. They outnumbered the men five
to one, and their bright faces and cos
tumes made the grand stand a very pretty
sight. The inside of the tracK was lined
witn carriages and the immense crowd oc
cupied every place of vantage obtainable.
There was one thine that regular race-
meet goers noticed, and that was tne ab
sence of Announcer Knapp, without whom
no race meeting Stems complete. He was
present, but did not officiate in his usual
capacity, owing to his indisposition from
some throat trouble. Mr. Tompkins of
San Jose took his place and Knapp stayed
around the press stand and helped "Jim
my" Joyce and ''Bob" Lennie make things
pleasant for the press and the judges.
The races were scheduled for 1:30, but it
was 2 o'clock before they started. Mean
while Roncovieri's band discoursed popu
lar airs, and no one minded the delay.
There were several falls during the
races, but aside from a few bruises no one
was hurt. Wells, Jones and Foster went
down in a heap in one event, but fortu
nately escaped injury.
The sport commenced with a one-mile
novice race in five beats and a final. The
winners of the heats and second in the
fastest heat, who qualified for the final,
were I. L. Rider, R. Shearman and P. M.
Curtis, Garden City; W. W. Fairar, Gil
roy. and W. F. Armstrong and D. E. Fran
cis unattached. The race was won by the
three Garden City men in one, two, three
order, Curtis, Ryder and Shearman finish
ing in front. The time was. 2:37 2-5.
The Btart of the two-thirds mile scratch,
professional, awakened considerable en
thusiasm in tne audience, and as the
various men came on the track they were
loudly applauded. The race was divided
into three heats, eight starters in each. In
the first heat the line-up was: Byrne, Im
perial; Wilbur Edwards, Garden City;
Jones and Davis, Olympic; Pickard,
Acme; Terrill and Hatton, Bay City.
Edwards set the pace the first lap, and
Hatton the second. In the sprint for
home Edwards drew away from the
bunch, winning by about five yards.
Jones, Byrne and Terrill followed in the
order named. The time was 1 :30 4-5.
In the second heat were: Coulter,
Olympic; Wells and Long:, Bay City;
Parker and Evans, Michigan- Osen,
Olympic, and Stayer, Portland. The pace
was not as speedy as the first heat. Long
fell at the end of the first lap, but was not
hurt. He claimed a loul and it was al
lowed, thus placing him in the final.
Coulter and Wells fought it out at the
tape, finishing in tnat order. Time,
1:38 1-5; Osen was third.
The thira heat brought out Campbell,
Cushine and Dow, Garden City; Foster
and J. E. Edwards. Olympic; McFarland,
San Jose; McCrea, Bay City, and Winsett
of Washington. The pace was hot and
the finish very exciting. Five of the men
finished almost abreast, and it took the
judges some time to make their decision.
The heat was given to Campbell, Foster
second. Time. 1 :36 3-5. McCrea and Mc-
Farland were right on top of them, inches
This brought into the final heat some of
the crack professionals of the world, and
as speedy an aggregation as ever faced a
starter's pistol. The line-up from the tape
was Edwards, Campbell, Coulter, Foster
Jones, Wells and Long.
Oscar Osen was put in to pace the race
thus insuring fast time. At the start Osen
jumped out and the rest sprinted after
him, Edwards being the first to tack on.
Round the track they flew at a killing
pace, and before they had gone a half
lap Jones fell, brineing down Foster and
Wells with him. The fall was caused by
Campbell, who was excited and rode
wildly. The others kept on, and on the
last turn Edwards jumped the pacemaker
and won by a few inches, Coulter being a
close second. The time was 1:28 3-5. It
was a pretty race, anl but for the unfortu
nate fall, which threw three good men out
of it, would have been more interesting.
The two-thirds mile handicap amateur
was run in four heats, first and second in
each heat and lastest third competing in
final. There were a dozen starters in each
heat, with handicaps varying from noth
ing to ninety-five yards. J. E. Willouphbv
of Watsonville won the first heat from
forty yards' handicap in 1:M 1-5. Down
ing. Garden City, made a good ride from
scratch and finished second, and A. J.
Clark of Mountain View was third. Motti
Reliance; Delmas, Garden City, and Car
rol), San Jose, finished almost abreast in
the second heat, and the judges decided it
in that order. Mott's time was 1:26 4-5
from twenty-five yards.
The next heat was also largely in favor
of the Reliance Club. Gooch won it from
60 yards, in 1:24 1-5; Sherman, Los Gatos,
second, 60 yards; Yeoman, Reliance, third,
from 25 yards.
The fourth heat went to the San Jose
Road Club, Harden brook, 40 yards, and
Wing, 60 yards, taking first and second
respectively, in 1:23 2-5. The Reliance
Club, not to be denied, took third by Bates,
from 20 yards.
The final was a pretty ride, and the
bunch seemed to cross the tape almost
abreast. The judges gave the race to
Wing. Hardenbrook second. Downing
third. Wing's time was 1:26 2-5 from 60
The mile handicap, professional, was
probably the best event of the day. There
were twenty-two crack "pro« r> entered,
and the race was run in two heats, the
first four in each heat and fifth in the
fastest heat qualifying for the final. In
tue first h at there were Foster and Wells,
scratcli; McFarland, 30 yards; J. E. Ed
wards, 40; Long and Osen, 4s; Hatton, 50;
Jones. 55; Evans, 65; Dow, 75, and Parker,
80 yarde.
It took the scratch men two laps to
catch the bunch, the pace was so fast, and
they were then too tired to enter the final
sprint. Osen won in 2:11 2-5. McFtirland,
Edwards, Dow and Evans following in the
order named, close up, all qualifying for
the final.
The starters in the second heat were:
Coulter, scratch. McCrea. 20 yards, Camp
bell 40. Terrell 55, Davis, Scheiski and
Winsett 60, Stayer 65, Cushing 75, and
Byrne 85. Wilbur Edwards was also
entered, but did not start as he wished to
save himself for a trial against time later,
paced by a sextuplet.
Coulter caught the limit men on the first
lap and had it easy the rest of the way.
He was unable to sprint at the finish.
however, and finished back with the ruck.
Schefski won from sixty yardstin 2:16 3-5.
The order following him was Winsett,
Stayer, Davis and Cashing.
This brought into the final: Osen, Mc-
Farland, J. Edwards, Dow, Evans, Schef
eki, "Winßett, Stayer and Davis, all on
handicap marks. None of the scratch
men had qualified in their heats, and this
left McFarland the virtual scratch man
on the thirty-yard mark.
The pace was hot from the Btart. Osen
fell on the first lap, but was unhurt.
Schefski had the same experience on the
second. Coming down the stretch Mc-
Farland had the lead and kept it winning
in 2:20 2-5, J. E. Edwards was second.
Winsett third.
The last race of the day was a one-mile
scratch amateur event, in three heats and
a final, first in each heat and fastest second
to qualify. The starters in the first heat
were: Metcalf, Imperial; Belloli, San
Jose; Bates and Yeoman, Reliance; Wil
loughby, Pajaro, and Delmas, Garden
City. It wasa close finish between Delmas
Willougbby and Belloli, and they were
placed In that order. Time, 2:27.
In the second beat were: R. Shearman
and 11. Downing, Garden City; G. Fuller
Olympic; J. J. Carroll, San Jose, and C.
D. Gooch, Reliance. Downing was easily
the best man in the heat and won by
yards ip 2:37 2-5. Fuller was second.,
Shearman third.
Freeman, Bay City; Mott and Boyden,
Reliance; Crafts. Acme, and Wing, San
Jose, rode the third heat. Mott, who is a
plucky little rider and very popular with
the audience at race meets, won by a bare
margin from Crafts in 2:40 1-5.
The final was paced by G. Hardenbrook
and J. C. Smith, of the Garden City
Cyclers, on a tandem. The pace of the
tandem was too fast for the riders, and it
soon drew away from them. The men
rode it out unpaced, Downing winning in
2:24 4-5, Mott second, Delmas third.
The following is the summary:
One mile, novice— First heat, I. L. Ryder,
Garden City, first; C. F. Orra, Acme, second
Time, 2:45 1-5.
Second heat— D. E. Francis.unattacbed, first:
W. W. Fairar, Gilroy, second. Time, 2:29.
Third heat— P. Armstrong, unattached
first; Fred Smith, San Jose, second. Time, 2:50
Fourth heat— R. Shearman.Garden City, first •
A. D. Wurtenbereer, second. Time, 2:46.
Fifth heat— p. M. Curtis, Garden City, first-
Roy Eaton, Pajaro, second. Time, 2:35 1-5. '
Final heat— P. M. Curtis. Garden City, first;
I. L. Ryder, Garden City, second. Time,
«■ '. .> t 2-5.
Two-thirds of a mile, scratch, professional—
First heat, W. J. Edwards, Garden City, first;
A. N. Jones, Olympic, second. Time, 1:30 4-5
Second heat— C. R. Coulter, Olympic, first-
C. S. Wells, Bay City, seoond. Time, 1:38 1-5
Third heat— M. Campbell, Spokane, first-
W. F. Foster, Olympic, Recond. Time, 1:30 3-5
Final heat— W. J. Edwards, Gardeu City,
first: C. D. Coulter, Olympic, second. Time,
1:28 3-5.
Two-thirds of a mile, handicap, amateur-
First heat, J. E. Willougnby, Watsonville,
first, 40 yards; H. Downing. Garden City, sec
ond, scratch. Time, 1:26 1-5.
Second heat— P. R. Mott, Reliance, first, 25
yards; Tony DelmHS, Garden City, second,
scratch. Time, 1:26 4-5.
Third heat— C. D. Gooch, Reliance, first, 60
yards; R. Sherman, second, 60 yards. ] Time,
1 '-—4 1-5. ■
Fourth heat— G. Hardenbrook, San Jose, first
40 yards; J. E. Wine, San Jose, second, 00
yards. Time, 1:28 2-5.
Filial heat— J. E. Win*, San Jose, first, 60
yards; G. Hardenbrook, Garden City, second
40 yards. Time, 1:26 2-5.
One-mile scratch, amateur, first heat—
Delmas, Garden City, first; J. E. Willoughbv
Pajaro, second. Time, 2:28.
Second heat— H. Downing, Garden City, first;
G. P. Fuller, Olympic, second. Time, 2:37 2-5.
Third heat— P. R. Mott, Reliance, first: G. H.
Crafts, Acme, second. Time, 2:40 1-5.
Final heat— H. Downing, Garden City, first;
P. R. Mott, Reliance, second. Time, 2:24 4-5.
SMile handicap, professional— First heat, Oscar
Osen. Olympic, first. 45 yards; McFarland,
Ban Jose, 30 yards, second; Edwards, Olympic,
40 yards, third; Dow, Garden City, 75 yards
fourth; Evans, Detroit, 65 yards, filth; time
2:11 2-5. - > * . '
Second heat— F. E. Bche/«ki, Salt Lake, first
60 yards; Winsett. Olympia, second, 60;
Stayer, Portland, third. 65; Davis, Olympic
fourth, 60. Time. 2:16 3-5. ' v '
Final heat— A. ilcFarland, Saa Jose, first,
30 yards; J. E. Edwards, Olympic, second; Eli
Winsett, Olympia, third. Time, 2 :20 2-5.
The officials who conducted the meet
were :
Director of the day— H. M. N. Spring, G. C. C.
Referee— Al G. Col, 6. C. C.
Judges— Osen, G. C. C. ; George H.
Strong, R. a. C; S. G. Tompkins, G. C. C; R.
McFarland, S. J. R. C ; Dr. A. G. Bennett, E. C.
Timers— C. E. Warren, S. J. R. C. ; W. H. Ker
rigan, B. C. W.; V A. Dodd, A. C; Dr. Nash,
G. C. C. ; J. C. Travis. G. C. C; F. Machefert,
G. C. C. ; G. H. Stratlon, O. C. W. ; J. A. Delmas,
G. C. C.
Starter— James W. Coffroth, O. C; Joseph A.
Jury, G. C. C, assistant.
Clerk— William Lipsett, G. C. C.~Asslstant
clerks, R. j. Butler, G. C. C.; J. H.
Ironsides, G. c C; Al Hubbard, G.
C. C. Scorer, E. Williston, G. C. C; F. E.
Mannell, G. C. C, assistant. Physician, W. W.
Yeargain. G. C. C. Umpires, 'M. M. Alvarez, G.
C. C., T. Thurber, Un.; J. Wandra, G. W. C. ; L.
E. Whiting, G. C. C. Announcer, 8. G. Tomp
kins, G. C. C.
At the conclusion of the races, Wilbur
J. Edwards of the Garden City Cyclers
rode an exhibition mile, paced by the.
Steams ■ sextuplet manned by Dow.
Captain Winsett, Stayer. Hatton, Pickard
and Parker.
After riding twice around the track the
word was given and away the big machine
went, with Edwards snugly tacked on be
hind. The first third was ridden In :35
and the two-thirds in 1:14. At this point
something happened to Edwards' machine
and he was compelled to make another
trial. After a short rest the second at
tempt was made, but at a much slower
pace, the mile being ridden in 2:03.
Award* for Feature* in the Carnival
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 9.— The carnival
committee of awards has awarded the first
prize for decorated booths to Santa Clara,
the second to Mountain View and Berry
essa was given the third.
The Santa Clara booth, the winner
of the first prize, was prettily dec
orated with flowers and evergreens. A
fountain with running water stood in one
corner and artistic summer-hourfe in the
other. Numerous eiectric lights added a
brilliancy to the scene. The Mountain
View booth had a floral Ferris wheel, with
the framework trimmed with smilax.
Baskets filled with roses took the place of
cars. The Berryessa booth was a charm
ing and astistic reproduction of the falls
at Alum Rock. The Madrone booth, with
its splendid collection of wild flowers, was
given a special mention.
Mrs. Farthing was awarded the first
prize for the twelve best varieties of carna
tions exhibited in the Santa Clara County
Floral Society booth, and Mrs. W. D. Ali
son secured the second prize.
All Butte County Celebrates at Queen
Clara* Capital.
CHICO, Cal., May 9.— The Mayday cele
bration, postponed to to-day because of a
storm on May 1, was held to-aay. Since
early morning the streets have been
crowded. From lowlands and mountains
have come the roisterers. Hundreds of
little tots, dressed in all the colors ot the
rainbow, happy in the possession of pop
corn and candy, added life to the throng.
Merchants and business men — in fact all
the people of this pretty town — have had
but one thought, and that was to make
this day the most enjoyable to the people
of the surrounding country. The stores
and banks were decorated in brilliant col
ors of red, white and blue. The celebra
tion owes its success to the able manage
ment of the executive committee, com
posed of the leading merchants and busi
ness men.
The parade was the most imposing one
that has been seen here in many years.
The marshal of the day, O. L. Clark, with
his gayly decorated steed, and the fine
looking young men who acted as his aids,
were admired by the youne ladies. The
military and the firemen made a fine ap
pearance. - f
The central attractions in the grand pa- !
rade were the hadso-uie Queen of May, Miss
Clara Cussick, and her lovely maids of
honor, Miss Frieda Junkans and Miss Bes
sie Collins. The queen was dressed in
cream brocaded satin, fnll circular skirt.
wai6t cut with square neck, Medici collar
trimmed with pearl lace, elbow sleeves,
empire bournos puff edged, with pearl
passimenterie beads, and gloves of white
Xative Daughter* Entertain Uuestt From
Surrounding Citie*.
LODI, Cal., May 9.— The Native Daugh
ters of Lodi gave their floral festival last
night, and it was repeated this even
ing with much success. The decorations
throughout the building in which the af
fair was held were characterized by a pro
fusion of beautiful flowers and streaming
greenery. Ivy Parlor is the name of the
Lodi society of Native Daughters, and the
pretty vine after which the parlor was
christened was given prominence in the
Delegations attended from Stockton,
from Acampo, New Hope, San Andreas,
Lockeford and all the surrounding towns.
The Stockton parlor of .Native Daughters
sent a quantity of flowers to aid their sis
ters of the watermelon center. The vari
ous booth were beautifully decorated, calls
lilies playing a prominent part in the
signs above the booths calling attention to
the wares the pretty girls of Lodi were
vending. During the evening a pro
gramme of music and sone was rendered
for the benefit of the hundreds who
thronged the pavilion.
Twenty-two of the Native Daughters of
Stockton, with many of their friends, at
tended the fiesta in a body to-night. After
tne programme had been concluded danc
ing was indulged in until a late hour. The
local Native Daughters are much pleased
over the success of their venture, but the
guests who attended the floral display last
night and to-night are still more so.

Children Crown a Queen and Conduct a
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 9.— A juve
nile carnival at Kenwood, in Loa Guilicos
Vailey, was the novel entertainment
offered by the school children of that dis
trict to-day. It was given under the
auspices of the Little Mite Society of Ken
Every feature was strictly up to date,
even the election of a queen by ballot.
Miss Dora Anderson, a pretty little miss
not yet in her teens, having received over
1000 votes, each of which cost the voter a
nickel, was crowned with a wreath in the
Pillion at the springs to-day.
There was a grand parade of decorated
carnages from the Kenwood church to
the springs, and after the coronation cere
monies were over, the Mayday custom of
a dance around the many-colored May
pole amused the little ones. A basket
picnic ended the caruival, the most enjoy
able of all the Sonoma County flower
Oliver Ante* at Omaha.
OMAHA. Nebr., May 9.— Oliver Ames,
director and stockholder in the Union Pa
cihc, arrived here from Boston, accompa
nied by other parties interestea in the road.
In conversation with a representative of
the United Press he said: 'There is no
question about the Oregon Short Line
and Utah Northern becoming separate
from the Union Pacific system, but it will
make but little change, I hope. I believe
that the Union Pacific will virtually con
trol the road. I think that the general
manager will oe Mr. Bancroft, at present
the general superintendent of the mountain
division of the Union Pacific. He is the
most desirable man, I believe, to all par
Shepard for t'otttnaater.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 9.— The
President to-day sent to the Senate the
folio wins nomination for Postmaster: W.
A. Bhepard, Auburn, Cal.
Its Natural Advantages as
a Deep-Sea Harbor
''In Every Way Santa Monica's
Superior," Says the Cali
fornia Senator.
A Competent anl Impartial Board, to
Be Selected by Congress, Is
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 9.-The
greater part of to-day's session of the
Senate was occupied by White of Cali
fornia in setting out the advantages pos
sessed by San Pedro over Santa Monica
for a deep water harbor on the coast of
Southern California. His argument is to
be answered on Monday by Frye of Maine
as chairman of the Committee on Com
merce, which has incorporated in the river
and harbor bill a large appropriation for
Santa Monica.
It has been suggested, White said,
that through an esprit de corps the
second board of army engineers had co
incided with the first, and therefore he
and his colleague had prepared the
amendment which he had proposed— to
let the appropriation be made and to refer
the determination of the issue between the
two points to an admittedly impartial
tribunal— a tribunal created under some
regulations prescribed by Congress. He
was not committed irrevocably to the plan
proposed in his amendment.
He only wished a board composed of
persons of intelligence, of capacity, and
without partiality— a board to which both
sides could look with confidence and on
whose judgment and impartiality men de
sirous of doing right would be wining to
rely. But the friends of the other side, he
said, declined to accept that offer because
they knew that no impartial and compe
tent tribunal would decide in their favor.
They boldly and without excuse proposed
to overturn and cast aside those to whose
recommendations they should at least
award decent consideration and to ratify
and carry out the engagements made by
the employes of Mr. Huntington with
him, and enable them to go before him
and to offer at bis feet the great winnings
which they had made from the Govern
ment of the United States.
White read from the report of the hear
ings before the Committee on Commerce a
synopsis of the affidavits made by captains
of vessels, going to show that the natural
advantages of San Pedro were in every
way superior to those of Santa Monica,
particularly as to the character of anchor
age. These affidavits, White said, were
made by practical men, not by theorists —
men who had cast their anchors in that
roadstead and who knew what they were
talking about. White also quoted from
the Craighill report, showing points of
vantage possessed by San Pedro beyond
those of Sauta Monica.
The town of Santa Monica he described
as a very delightful bathing-place, fre
quented by thousands of people, and he
said that a considerable number of rail
road tracks between the sea line and the
bluff, where there is now one track owned
by the Southern Pacific Company, would
be absolutely destructive to the place so far
as its present uses are concerned.
White also quoted from statements of
Colonel Haines and Major Raymond of
the engineer corps, unfavorable to Santa
Monica, and said: "We are here, I pre
sume, to enact a law providing for an ap
propriation to be expended for some useful
purpose, and under conditions where suc
cess would be reasonably assured. We
are not here for experiments."
On the other side of the question, White
had read by the clerk a long extract from
the report of Lieutenant H. C. Taylor of
the United States navy in favor of Santa
Monica, but White's comment upon it was
that there was an air of partisanship
about it.
The opposite view from Lieutenant Tay
lor was taken by Professor Davidson of the
United States Coast Survey, and he had
an extract from Professor Davidson's re
port read, saying that it was very valuable
from an expert point of view.
At the close of White's speech Frye (R.)
of Maine, chairman of the Committee on
Commerce, said that he was expected to
present alone the side of the committee,
but he deemed it fair, as other Senators
were to speak on the same side as White,
that he (Frye) should have the close.
Peffer (Pop.) of Kansas favored San
Pedro. He read the conclusions of the
Mendell board, to the effect that San
Pedro was the best place for the deep
water harbor, and the indorsement of its
report by General Casey, who transmitted
it to the Senate in January. 1893. He
thought it the duty of Congress, if it fol
lowed any advice, to follow the advice of
the two boards of army officers especially
appointed to examine the question.
At this point Stewart (Pop.) of Nevada
suggested that as the Senate was very
thin, and as the chairman of the Commit
tee on Commerce, Frye, desired to make
his reply to a fuli Senate, the bill go over
till Monday, and that suggestion was
agreed with.
The Senate then proceeded to the con
sideration of unobjected bills. Among
those passed were the following: Senate
bills concerning the weight of evidence in
pension claims, providing that the testi
mony of a private or non-commissioned
officer shall not have less weight than that
of a commissioned officer; providing that
the absence of an honorable discharge
shall not debar a man from a pennon, pro
vided there is no charge of desertion
against him; to lease to the city of Bis
marck, N. Dak., S bley Island, in the Mis
souri River, for pudic purposes; to vacate
Sugarloaf reservoir site, in Colo
rado and to restore the lands therein
to entry at $2 50 per acre; extending the
time within which the University of
Utah shall occupy lands heretofore
granted to it; appropriating $10,000 for a
statue or Commodore John D. Sloat in
Monterey, Cal.; prohibiting physicians
from giving informa^on confidential in
its nature in regard to patients; appro
priating $300,000 for a Dublic building at
Butte City, Mont.
A bill for the construction of a cable and
telegraph line from the United States to
Siberia, Japan and the Hawaiian Islands
and to guarantee interest on the bonds
was Introduced by Wilson (R.) of Wash
ington and referred to the Committee on
A joint resolution, authorizing the em
ployment of counsel for the purpose of
bringing suits against the directors and
stockholders of the Union and Central Pa
cific Railroad Companies, was offered by
Pettigrew (R.) of South Dakota, and laid
on the table for the present, Pettiprew
stating that he desired to address the Sen
ate on the subject.
Stewart (Pop.) of Nevada asked and
obtained leave to have printed in the
Record, as part of his remarks, a paper en
titled, "A National Platform for the
American Independents of 1896," proposed
by William P. St. John, president of the
Mercantile National Bank of New York.
"For which party is it intended?"
Mitchell (R.) of Orejron asked.
"For some independent party," was
Stewart's reply.
Morrill (R.) o f Vermont, chairman of
the Finance Committee, offered a resolu
tion, which was referred to the Committee
on Contingent Expenses, authorizing the
Finance Committee to refer the "bond in
vestigation" to a sub-committee.
Dubois (R.) of Idaho introduced »nd
asked immediate consideration for a joint
resolution providing that no bonds shall
be issued under any existin-r law until the
President shall have communicated to
Congress in a message the facts showing
the necessity for such issue of bonds and
the amount required for such purpose,
and until Congress shall by law have
authorized such bonds to be paid.
Tne joint resolution was laid on the
table for the present, and at 5 o'clock the
Senate adjourned until Monday.
The Hquse was not in session to-day.
An Item That Ha* Annoyed the Treatury
Canhter for litany Year*.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 9.— A Sun spe
cial from Washington says: The books of
the United States Treasury carry an item
of 11,000,000 which represents United States
notes which are supposed to have been
consumed in the great Chicago fire twenty
five years ago. It is known that there was
$1,000,000 of currency, more or less, in the
vaults of the sub-treasury then, and that
none of it was recovered, but the denomi
nations of these notes and the exact
amount are unknown, as the books of the
cashier were consumed also.
There could not have been, however,
very many dollars less or very marry dol
lars more than one million, and it would
simplify the accounts of the treasury and
save a treat deal or labor to the bookkeep
ers if Congress should pass a bill or reso
lution recognizine the fact that this money
Is no longer in existence, for every day
when the cashier in the treasury balances
his accounts be has to include this item,
deducting it or adding it as the case may
be fora the amount in hand. It appear?
upon every daily, weekly, monthly and
yearly statement of the assets and liability
of the Government as "unknown destroyed
United States notes, $1,000,000."
To Amend the Late.
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 9.-In the
Senate to-day Mr. Peffej (Pop.) of Kansas
introduced a bill to aftiend the internal
revenue law so as to provide that the pay
ment of any tax imposed by the United
States revenue laws for carrying on any
business shall not exempt "any person
from any penalty provided oy the laws of
any State for carrying on the same within
such State, or to authorize such business
contrary to the laws of such State, or in
any place prohibited by municipal law.
Pacific Coast I'ensiana.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 9.—Pen
sions have been granted as follows: Cali
fornia: Original — William Birkle, Pasa
dena. Increase— William A. Jones, San
Oregon: Original widow— Maiy E. Mc-
Call, Ashland.
Washington: Original— Charles B. Lil
lie, Orting. Increase — Frank Chambers,
Port Aneeles.
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