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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 57.
APPEAL FOB THE PERISHING POOR Chicago's Mayor Calls Upon Well-to- Do Citizens for Aid. Forty Thousand Families Sorely iD Need of Fue ! , Food and Cothing. Heroic Efforts of the Police Depart ment Temporarily Allay the Awful Suffering. CHICAGO, iM-t Jan. 25.— The people ,pf Chicago in bodies and as individual •:zens were aroused to-day to take i orapt and generous action for the prompt relief of the two score thousand destitute families who are in want of food and clothing, their distress having reached a critical stage during this in tensely cold weather. Between 5 and 7 o'clock this morning the weather bureau in the Auditorium tower, where it is warmer than on the street, recorded 20 degrees below zero. Only once in the history of the bureau, December 24, 1872, when it was 23 below, has the temperature fallen lower. From 9 a. M. to 2 p. h. there was a gradual rise, the range being from 18 to 12 degrees be low, but the relief was hardly felt when accompanied by a cutting wind from the northwest. The highest temperature for the day was 10 degrees below zero, and to night the bureau' thermometer is moving slowly down again with no hope of relief held out for to-morrow. Mayor Swift issued a proclamation to day, according to his expressed intention yesterday, appealing in urgent language to all citizens who have the means to spare to contribute at once money and supplies to prevent the starvation and freezing of unfortunate thousands. He . urged the subscription of $100,000 as beine none too much to afford the relief needed. Mayor Swift's proclamation is as fol lows: To the Gcntrous People of Chicago: The pres ent severe weather must naturally excite the keen sympathy of every kindly disposed per son for the worthy and suffering poor. A pro tracted period of business depression has thrown thousand!" of men and women out of employment and brought want to families not previously familiar with it. No startling emergency exists, but the need constantly dis cerned in cities is now augmented by the hard times and the extreme cold. You hava ever been found generous in behalf of all worthy objects, and I think if proper at this ::ui ;n this way to call your attention to special occasion now existing for a mani festation of your reasonable generosity. The distress of women and children in their homesoughtespeciallv to be relieved. Thoreare many worthy persons who hesitate to seek as sistance but suffer in silence. I propose to utilize the police department, havr; them In vestigate cases of destitution, particulftrly in homes, and give prompt help to thoße found wortny. I ask contributions of money, food and clothing. Money maybe sent to E. .I. Keith, president of the Metropolitan National Bank, and all money contributions should be desig nated as intended for the "Mayor's Relief Fund." This will be expended under the direction of the General Superintendent of Police for the purchase of fuel and food. Contributions of food and clothing may be sent imme.iiately to the General Superintendent of I'o.ice 8t the City Hall. George B. swift, Mayor. The funds of the charity organizations have' become depleted, owing tothp extra ordinary demands made upon them even during the mild winter weather which lhas prevailed here until a lew days ago, and the Chicago Relief and Aid Society was compelled to make a special appeal for money last week to carry on its work because ol the unusually larce number of heads and supporters of families who are unemployed while willing to work. ■ Before the Mayor's proclamation was issued contributions to the special fund came pouring into his office in currency and checks, while various offers of pro visions, clothinu, coal and wood were re ceived on a liberal scale. The Board of Trade and other organizations started to raise relief funds and the churches and palvation armies began making sys tematic and extensive arrangements to help in the charitable work along their special lines. Souphouses and shelters will be established and maintained as long as necessary. [ A plan which the Mayor and Chief of Police Badenoch agreed upon at a confer- V eoce to-day was immediately put into effect. The city will buy with the special fund food and fuel and distribute them on demand through the agency of the police department. This relief is to be afforded without the usual investigation until the regular charitable organizat ons are able to take up the work. All police stations have been thrown open to the freezing multitude. The Mayor's proclamation is the first of the kind to be issued in twenty-five years. The worst and most numerous cases of Buffering were reported from South Chi cago and Kensington, where thousands of men have been lnid off at the steel mills and other establishments. . The savings of most of these victims have been used these hard times to pay for their little homes, leaving them prac tically penniless, although not paupers. Much da mace has been done in the sub urbs to telegraph and telephone wires by the cold. Traffic with Cicero was sus pended until lale 10-day by the collapse of cable poles. The worfc of affording instant tempor ary relief during the inclement weather was pushed by the police agents using patrol wagons and ambulances in such a systematic manner that no case of desti tution reported remained unattended to I to-night. At midnight the thermometer registered 111 degrees below, and it is believed the up ward tendency will continu-. Police sta tions about the city are filled with lodeers, many of whom applied for shelter with frozen ears and fingers. Colorado in the Icy Grip. PENVER, Colo., Jan. 25.— The coidest weather of the winter has prevailed in this The San Francisco Call city and throughout the State during the past forty-eight hours, and still continues. At 8 o'clock this morning the thermome ter registered 8 deg. below zero. Several cases of probable suffering were reported to the County Commissioners and relief was promptly furnished. Trains are pull- In* in and out on schedule time and no serious delay is reported either on moun tain or prairie roads. JBEPOBTb FROM MISSOURI. I Thousands of Families in St. Louis Are in Dire Distress. . ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 26.— The cold wave which gathered in British Columbia on Friday swept down on this section yesterday and still continues here though slightly abated to-night. At 7 o'clock this morning the temperature was exactly zero. At. noon 3 degrees above was re corded and at 5 p. m. 4 degrees above. This extremely low temperature following sharply upon a long season of mild weather found thousands of ( poor families unprepared. The demand upon the associated chari ties for food and fuel was never so great. Nearly 300 men and women were in line to-day waiting for assistance. The Police Department is doing everything possible to relieve the distress. Twenty-two frost bitten victims were treated at the City Dispensary to-day, and three amputations were necessary. Hundreds of homeless people are sheltered to-day at the police stations. The river has not yet closed here, though it is full of floating ice, which endangers shipping. Trains were generally on time this morning, but this evening all those due from points west ana south were late, in one instance two hours and ten min utes. All were delayed by snow block ades. Special dispatches show that no section west or south of this city has es caped the sudden fury of the blizzard. For the first time ice formed for a short time over Lower White River, in Arkan sas, to-day. Snow is reported in West Tennessee and Southern Illinois. The great fruit section of Southwestern Mis souri, and Northern Arkansas has es pecially suffered, and nothing can save the crop. A fall of snow that would have saved trie wheat fields of Missouri. lowa and Nebraska did not come with the cold wave, and predictions of disaster to the crop were frequent on 'Change. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 25. — The coldest weather this winter has prevailed during the last twenty-lour hours in this section of the Southwrst. There is no snow, but a high, freezing wind has added to the suffering. Great loss cf livestock is reported. Tne cold wave extended to the territories. An average of 4 degrees be low zero is reported in Kansas, with no prospect of immediate relief. FR O M TH E SOU TH WES T Mercury 32 Below and Great lints of Livestock. It hear d. ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 25.— Excessive .cold is reported again to-day alt over the Northwest. It is 20 below in St. Paul and as low as 32 below at points northwest of here. Signal service reports, however, in dicate that 1 there will be a slight modera tion to-morrow. . ... , .. : ........ Railroad trains . are all running here, but are from one to four hours late, ow ing to the inability of the trainmen to keep up steam in such intense cold. The South Dakota rotary snowpiows are work- ' me to raise the blockade caused on all railroads by Saturday's and Sunday's storm. The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad will soon have its East and South lines open from Huron. A snowplow has been sent to the train snowbound at Higbmore, S. Dak., since Saturday last with about forty passengers. The Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad in Dakota is completely tied up, and it will be several days before an attempt will be made to open the Great Northern line between Watertown and Huron. Nothing concerning stock on the ranges can be learned for several days, but it is feared the intense cold and deep snow will entail severe losses. Apprehension is also felt for settlers in remote districts where fuel is scarce. The storm covers a vast area of South Dakota and in many respects is more severe than the storm of 188*, when 107 persons per ished. DULUTri, Minn.. Jan. 25.— The Gov ernment thermometers here to-day regis tered 32 decrees below zero, but private instruments went much lower. There is no wind. It is 51 below zero ou the rang°s at Virginia, 42 at Tower, 40 at Ely and 28 i at Two Harbors. S VFFR AGJSTS FROZ Hit OUT. Few Delegate* Coming to the Woman's Convention at Hen Molne*. DEB MOINES, lowa, Jan. 25.— With the mercury lor the past three days having scarcely mounted up to zero and most of the time 10 to 25 degrees below the at tendance will be disappointingly small when the annual convention of the Na tional Woman Suffrage Association opens to-morrow. There is hardly a delegate from south of Kentucky, and the East will be poorly represented compared with expectations. The Far and Central West will be fairly represented. As a result the executive committee to-night discussed having the conventions hereafter in the summer or fall and a change will probably be made. The more noted leaders are nearly all here. To-morrow afternoon Susan B. Anthony, the president, will de liver her annual address and the reports will begin. They are expected to show the work to have made encouraging progress. AT CLBV£I.AXD, OHIO. Ao Suck Want and Misery Were Ever H'for- Known. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 25.— The ter rible cold continues and the suffering among the poor of Cleveland eclipses any previous record. " ;. * This morning the mercury had dropped to eleven below, which brought a number ot half-starved, frozen 7 families to the relief departments of the city. They ap plied for food and coal. Red tape in < the matter of the investigation was dispensed with, arid for the first time in the history of the city the applicants- for relief were given the benefit of a doubt. At 10 o'clock to-night the United States Weather Observatory gives n record of 8 degrees below, with.' a prospect of 15 or 16 : degrees below before morning. 'To-night the theaters are practically 'deserted.*' "4 \"j CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 25.— There have been no fatalities from the extreme cold here, though it is reported that ther mometers on particularly exposed points on the hills around here *, registered 10 deg. below. There is considerable suf SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 36, 1897. fering among the poor.'but the charities have responded to ail calls for relief. DKSIITVTIOI* JM AKB Kji.SK.4. Omaha SuvpHes a 'Ihowttnd Families ■ With Food and Fuel. • ■ OMAHA, Nf.br., Jan. 25.— Pitiful stories \ of destitution are com:ne to the attention of the authorities, aggravated by the in tense cold, which still holds its grip on the city and State. The ci'y authorities to-day bad over a thousand families to provide coal for in addition to food and clothing. Toe charitable institutions are ■ able to assist only a small proportion or those in need of actual protection. \ ' ■ • There a report to-night that a woman and baby have been frozen to death at Oak Hill, a suburb of this city. 'Several persons were injured by bursting water pipes, and one child cannot recover from injuries received. The Missouri River is entirely frozen over, and ice has lormed a foot thick on the streets. The thermometer registers from 15 to 17 degrees throughout the State, it being coldest in Columbia, 100 miles from this city. Stock seems to stand the weather better than expected. TEXAS IS ShirtßtNG. Snow and ' Sleet, Fallowed by Heavy ■ Fro-t in 3la:iy Places. GALVESTON, Tex., Jan. 25. — The weather to-day at Galveston has been the coldest experienced this winter. It sleeted all afternoon, and indications joint to a heavy fall in temperature before night. At Dallas it has been freezing all day, and the temperature is "' falling. The ther mometer registers 22 degrees above. At San Antonio this has been the cold est day for many years; the temperature was 18 degrees above zero. Indications are that it will be much colder before morning. The ground is' frozen hard. Seve big ranches west of here are re ported suffering with ■ the cold and much damage will result. At El Paso the temperature is 46 degrees above and fall ing. ; Unalleriateit >vff> ring at Milwnu'see. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 25.— The cold wave which came here Saturday was here to-day 111 full force. This morning the thermometer registered 20 degrees below zero. The relief organizations of the city are overwhelmed with applications lor help from the suffering unemployed, and there is mucn distress that cannot be al leviated. Lake traffic continues under ob stacles, a most impenetrable mass of steam arising from the water. Georgian* Get the Chill*. ATLANTA, Ga.. Jan. 25.— The ther mometer touched the lowest point in the history to-day by touching 33 degrees be» low zero,. The thermometer has been creeping down for tha last twenty-nine hours. The fir-t effect was to almost un man the railroads, the brakemen not be ing used to such severe weather, and most of them pave np their places. The thermometer in the southern part of the State ranges from 30 to 3"i degrees higher than the northern section. Extremely Cold ir» If i*con*in. MADISON, Wis., Jan. 25.— The temper ature was recorded at Wash barn Observa tory to-day at 23 deg. below zero. The absence of the wind diminishes tlv suffer ing among the poor., As the day advanced the temperature rope a few degrees. 7/ie Wave Strike* Alabama. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 25.— Thecold wave struck Alabama last nipht and it has been getting colder ever 3ince. The lowest temperature reached up to 10 o'clock to-ni ht was: At Birmingham 20 above, Montgomery 23, Mobile 27. Growing Coldrr in Michigan. DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 25.— The in ten>ely cold weather moderated some dur ing the day and at 7 o'clock this evening the thermometer registered 3 deg. below zero. Later, however, it again grew colder and at 10 o'clock it i-< 8 deg. below. Six Abore 'Aero i" *etc lark City. NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. 26.— The aver age temperature here to-day was 10 de grees above. At midnight the thermome ter registered 6 above. This is the lowest so far this winter. INCIDENTS OF THE FOLSOM EXCURSION. WEYLER'S PATH IS MARKED BY FIRE Illuminates the Way So the Insurgents Have Time to Avoid Him. Assistant Butcher Fondeviella Is Causing a Terrible Reign of Bloodshed. Continues to Arrest and Slaughter the Unfortunate Citizens of the Town cf Guanabaco 1 . KEY WEST, Fla., Jan. 26.— Advices from Havana say that the conflict be tween the sugar planters and Weyler con tinues with more bitterness than ever. Both are deiermined to carry out their purposes and the unusual spectacle is pre sented of two contending parties tiehting with one another without openly declar ing their hostilities. Of the war little that is new can be said Weyler continues on his march without deviating from the highways and railroad line?. Despite the strong column march ing w'th him, he fears to enter the unex pioied regions. As he burns and destroys everything in his passage, he illuminates his way as if be curried a torch in his hand, and the rebels can easily avoid any encounters with his solid column. Thus it is explained why he has no encounters with them. ' As an idea of the notorious Fondeviella's character, it is said that when it was re ported to him that all the Spanish officers captured by Aranguerin had been re leased he remarked: "Aranguerin did well in setting th*;m free, or there would not remain a single Cuban alive to-day in Guanabacoa." The arrest and Killing of the nnforiunate citizens of that town continues, and as he has prohibited their removai to this city or other places, the situation can ba un derstood. Persons who have visited the town say there could not be a more shock ing sight. All the houses are closed, ladies fear to look out of the windows, as the sol diers will surely insult them; few citizens walk around the streets, only armed sol diers, soiled and repulsive, are to be scan. Reports of the landing of expeditions have baen afloat in Havana for the last few days. One is said to have landed in Pinar del Rio and the other around Mau zanitlo. The exact location has not yet been ascertained. The forces under Weyler's command number 14,000 infantry, a cavalry regi ment and twenty-two pieces of artillery. Fit Old .~arJ xJsß.ao ujtctcs. Information Given Out by the Legation at Washington. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 25. --"The most complete news that we have yet re ceived from Cuba." said Mr. Dubosc, the first secretary of the Spanish legation , to-day, "reached us to-day by cable from Madrid. It is a telegram from the Minis ter of Foreign Affairs, Duke Tetuan, em bodying the points of a dispatch sent to him by the Captain-General at Havana. The Duke's dispatch reads as follows: " 'General Weyler at the head of four teen battalions has traversed the provinces of Havana and Matanzas, compelling the principal rebel chieis to fly to Las Villas, abandoning their horses in the river Ha bana, many of the fugitives perishing in Maritimas. Weyler considers that in Ha vana and Matanzas there are no longer great organized bands to disperse, and that both provinces may be regarded almost entirely pacified. The sugar properties in the rear of the troops have already begun to grind.' "This information the Minister, Mr. Du puy de Lome, authorizes me to give to the United Associated Presses," said Mr. Du bosc. '"Aside from the fact that it comes from the Minister of Foreign Affairs it has been confirmed by several other sources and may be relied on as entirely correct. The legation is very particular not to give out news t»at cannot be sub stantiated. This is the second dispatch that the legation has mod's public in two months. The other waa at the time of Maceo's death, which was at first denied here and in New York and afterward, when it was no longer denied, it was im puted to treachery. "I should explain," Mr. Dubosc went on, "that General Weyler started on his present trip about ei<sht days ago. The province of Pinar del Rio has been under practical subjection ever since Maceo's death. The province of Santa Clara can hardly be said to have ever been in revolt, and as a revolt we now have four pro vinces in which there is little, if any, dis turbance. When the new reforms for Cuba are promulgated, as they will prob ably be in the next fortnight, they will be put into effect in all the six provinces of Cuba. You ask me if the Cubans are ready for these new measures. I have no hesitancy in replying in the affirmative. The only people who oppose the reforms and desire the continuance ol revolution are the patriots in New York. The rebels in Cuba are anxious for peace. In my opinion the days of the insurrection are numbered." MOST BARHARO US WARFARE. Foreigners Protest in fain Against Spanish Atrocities. NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. 23.— A dis patch to the Sun from Havana says: In the province of Havana the war has as sumed the most barbarous character since Wcyler gave his last orders to Jay waste the entire country. Around the town of Guines the Span iards have destroyed everything. Noth ing can stay their inhuman work, and the property of either friend or foe is reduced to ashes. Many foreigners have vainly protested. The protest of a foreigner is brought to Weyler, or, in his absence, to his secretary, the Marquis de Pelmerala. The reply is generally: "Let the foreign ers present their claims through diplo matic channels." Senorita Sigarron, a distinguished young woman, has received orders to leave the island within a week under pain of imprisonment. Another Cuban lady, Etnelia Cordova, has received a similar order of banishment. Clemencia Arango, sister of the Cuban Colonel Raoul Arango, was the victim of still more cruel treat ment. The police searching her rooms for letters from her brotner treated her so rougiily as to arouse the indignation of all the neighbors. An editorof the Diarfo de la Marina was summoned to the palace of Admiral Na varro as soon as the news was circulated of the destruction of the Spanish gunboat Cometa by the insurgents near Cayamos, Matanzas. The editor received orders to deny the news, and accordingly the fol lowing lines appeared in yesterday's edi tion of the paper: "The splendid gunboat Cometa is dbiug her duty on the coast of Cuba. She has not been destroyed by the insurgents. The press of New York has again been deceived by the lies of the Cuban sympathizers, who, by way of Key West, send to the United States all kinds of false reports." > La Lucba publishes the same denial as official, which relieves it of any responsi bility in case the authorities are in the wrong. However, the Cubans here have ratified the news. It came to Havana through a trustworthy Cuban agent. That the town of Cayamos, where the cunboat is said to have be n blown up, surrendered to the insurgents and was destroyed is beyond any question. Admiral Navarro was so angry over the news that be said; "I will order the Cometa to enter Havana harbor with all her flags flying and salute Morro Castle with twenty shots." Time will show whether Admiral Navarro is playing a game of blnff. In Brujo, Pinar del Rio province, a hot engagement lasting four hours was fought on Friday, in which the CuDans num bered 2000 men. In Sagua another en- I gairement of importance has occurred, in which the Spanish Captain Carerras suf fered losses, and the Cubans lost thiee well-known leaders— Estanilas, Jose Rogue and Pedro Nod arse. Near Victoria de las Tunas another en counter is reported between Calixto Garcia and the Spaniards, in which a Cuban vic tory is beyond any doubt. The Spaniards confess to seven killed, which is an ex traordiuary admission in an official report. Around Havana and even in the poor districts of the city famine is spreading and if the destruction of all the country continues, as Weyler intends, the misery of the once rich capital of Cuba will at tract the attention of the world. The epidemic of smallnox is augmenting. The cases number 3200 to-day. ARIIESTISI* lH CUBA. President Cleveland Submit* .Some In formation to the Senate. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 25.— The Presiuent to-day sent to the Senate, in response to a resolution, a list of American citizens, either native born or naturalized, who have been arreste.i in Cuba since the beginning of the present insurrection, together with the action taken in each case. The arrests number seventy- four. Of these seven have been tried, and ap peals were taken in two instances from the sentence imposed — those of Sanguilly and Someilian. In the case of the five Competitor prisoners a new trial has been ordered. Seven American newspaper cor respondents were also arrested and ban ished. ________^__ SMALL FIREARMS IN DEMAND. Chicago Dealers Have Not Done Such a Thriving Business Since the B/g^ Railroad Sirike. CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 'Js.— On the prin ciple that it is an ill wind that blows no one any good, dealers in small firearms are congratulating themselves that the carnival of store and street holdups has given their business a more decided boom than it has experienced since the great railroad strike and the so-called Chicago riots. Despite the heavy penalties pro vided by law for the carrying of concealed weapons it is said that from 50 to 60 per cent of the male population who are out after nightfall provide themselves with means of protection. In most of the saloons, especially in the outlying dis tricts, a revolver can be found reposing on a shelf under the bar or in the hip pocket of the bartender, and the same applies to drugstores and other places of business such as restaurants that keep open until a late hour or all night. In the business offico of one of the largest gas companies in the city a big navy revolver rests in full view on the counter immediately beside the cash drawer, although the receiving clerk is protected from outside attacks by ar. abundance of wire netting. It is the consensus of opinion among dealers that there are more revolvers be ing carried or otherwise used for purposes of protection in this city than ever before. Loaded canes, on the other hand, are a drug in the market. All the ticket-sellers of the Metropolitan elevated road have also been equipped with revolvers. TOLUXTEEKS OF AMERICA. Gathering at Xeto Ttork City to Attend //»«• Grand < nunrii. NEW YORK. N. V., Jan. 25.— From all sections of the country officers of the Vol unteers of America are on their way to at tend a grand council beginning next Wednesday at headquarters, Union square and Sixteenth street. Besides Commander and Mrs. Booth there will be present, among others. Lieu tenaut-Colonels Fielding of Chicago, Washington Blackhurst of San Francisco. Cheeron of Grand Rapids, William Wool ley of Buffalo and Patty Lindsay of New York. Perhaps th#t most important topic to be discussed will be the question of branch ing out in foreign fields. By-laws and rules for the government of the Volun teers will be adopted. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TO PROBE THE GREAT SCANDAL Speaker Cocmbs Announces the Committee on the Temporary Roll. It Is Believed That an Effort Will Be Made to Suppress the Evidence. Members of the Assembly Would Rather Duckworth Take the Blame Than Themselves. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 25.— Speaker Coombs this morninc announced bis com mittee to investigate the scandal of the temporary roll. They are: Waymire, Ken yon, Strain, Keables, Boone, Emmons and Stanseli. The resolution authorizing their appointment called for a fall, free and fair investigation of all matters con nected with the temporary organization of the Assembly, and Judge Waymire seems determined to carry on the inves tigation in that way. The committee met in the library at 5 o'clock this afternoon in a pokey corner where the newspaper tiles are stored and after calling the meeting to order Chair man Waymire made a little speech call ing the attention of the members to the importance of the duty required of them by the Assembly. "It »s our duty as legislators," be said, "to allow no more men to be employed than are necessary. If we have permitted any more men to be employed than are necessary we are to blame. If Duckworth, as the clerk charged by us to attend to this matter that no more should be employed than are necessary, has violated that duty we should know it." Waymire went on to say that he had heard that Duckworth had remarked that he would employ more men the next time. It would be well to inquire wheiher the clerk had made that remark. It was In order for the committee to devise a plan of procedure. Enimons suggested that it would be well to inquire how certain powers of at torney got to Sacramento so soon after the warrants for mileage, etc., had been drawn. He moved that the committee should first ascertain how many men were employed in the temporary organi zation, what it had cost, by what author ity had they been employed, and whether in appointing toem any wrong was com mitted and who was to blame. Chynoweth said that he had accepted his appointment on the committee with the understanding that he would be al lowed to make a thorough investigation, so as to place the blame wh ere it be longed. Chynoweth was thereupon se lected to examine witnesses on behalf of the State. Judson C. Brusie appeared as counsel for Duckworth. Belshaw placed the com mittee in possession of a letier which he said be had recently received. It was written on a letterhead of the Monterey Meat Company and was signed "Thos. Doud." The writer said that C. A. Rod riguez, A. Gunzensdorfer and W. H. Kearney, who had been placed on the temporary roll at $5 per day, were in Mon terey during the temporary organization ot the Assembly and were not in Sacra mento at all. They were intimate friends of Duckworth. The letter concluded, "If you will investigate you will find that N. Friedman, the man who cashed so many of the warrants, is Duckworth's brother's political partner in San Francisco." Brusie at this point entered a protest against the mode of procedure pursued bp the committee. He said that it would be very unjust to Duckworth if the commit tee accepted evidence in his absence and which might be used against him subse quently. Emmons said that he was there as a member of the Assembly to rmrga the As sembly of the charge of stuffing the roll. "It seems," he added, "that we are mak ing a good deal of Duckworth and very little of the investigation. Wherever the blame is there let it be placed and let everybody know it. I believe in going to the root and bottom of this thing." The remaining members of the commit tee seemed to be of the same mind. It is reported that an effort will be made by Assemblymen on the committee to star chamber the investigation, because tut movers do not wish to have ail the facts published regarding the appointments made at their request, and several other matters. But the composition and temper of the committee are such that the effort to sup press the facts will fail. The people of the State demand all the facts in the case and they are entitled to have them through the only unprejudiced medium— the press. The committee will meet to-morrow after the third reading of the file ha* been fin ished, and will proceed to examine the temporary roll and take evidence thereon. Duckworth's brother i* satisfied with the personnel of the committee. He exhibits the following dispatch from the chairmen of the Republican and Democratic com mittees of Monterey County: Salinas, Cal., Jan. 23, 1897. To Hon. 8. J. Dmdtwortk: Yonr friends in this county indorse the stand you have taken in not resigning, and believe you are right. Do not weaken for the sake of others. M. R. Merbitt, F. H. Lang. iy BBtfATtS AXt> ASSK.V Bhl. Bills of Small Importance and an Ap propriation for Printing. [ • SACRAMENTO,' Cal., Jan. 25.— 1n the : Assembly to-day Shanahan arose to a question of privilege and denied the asser tion 1 made in a San Francisco paper that lie had had "two friends pat on the tem porary roll. : Speaker Coombs announced the follow ing committee to investigate ■ the Duck- Worth matter: Way mire, Kehyon, Strain, Starisell, Keables, fimmoiis-and Boone. l Belfhaw's bill fixing tiie number of tem porary and permanent attaches of future Legislatures was reported back by the Retrenchment Committee with the rec ommendation that it be passed. Monk