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ured terms those who have instigated the
.As an indication of how Mr. McKenna
stands in California it is said by his
friends here to-day that before his depar
ture for the East to enter the Cabinet he
was tendered a banquet by the people of
the Slate irrespective of party.
This was followed by a banquet by mem
bers of the bar of Sin Francisco. Later
Mr. McKenna was received in open ses
sion by the California Legislature.
• There is no doubt that there would be
serious trouble if a fight were made in
the Senate on the nomination of Mr. Mc-
Kenna. President McKinley would, ii is
said, consider it a personal affront to him
pelf, and would so treat it. He knew Mr.
McKenna many years before offeiiag him
his present position.
Hi- almost daily contact with Mr. Mc-
Kenna since the 4th of March ought to
have enabled him, he will say, to judge of
the qualifications of the ifornia man.
He will consider himself as a competent
Judge of the man end the situation.
It is believed that much will bo de
termined by the attitude of the California
Senators and it is not now known that
they have any more reason to oppose Mc-
Kenna for the bench than for Attorney-
General. The Attorney-General himself
thinks Judge Gilbert is at the bottom
of the whole matter.
The Northern Pacific Said to Be
A rayed Against McKenna
TACOMA, Dec. 4— lt develops to-day
thai politics has much to do with the pro
test of Washington and Oregon lawyers
against Judge McKenna's appointment 10
succeed justice Field. Attorney-General
McKenna has stauchly 'upheld the civil
service law. The politicians of this State,
Senator Wilson included, oppose civil
service, root and branch. There are many
fat jobs in the customs and other branches
of Federal service here which Republicans
would like to fill, ousting the incumbents,
mostly Democrats, where necessary.
It is well understood in' the Northwest
that Secretary Gage also believes in put
ting Republicans on guard and has lent
his powerful assistance in several in
stances in making change?.
Attorney-General McKenna has opposed
this and by opinions and otherwise has
rigidly upheld civil service. There has
been friction between Attorney-General
and Wilson R. Gay, recently appointed
•Federal Attorney for Washington." It is
said McKenna will oppose Gay's con
firmation. This friction was brought
about partly through the Attorney-Gen
eral's refusal to remove Conrad Robert
son, Assistant Federal Attorney, who was
found, by strict construction of the civil
service law, to have practically a fee
simple title to the office.
This did not please Senator Wilson, Gay
and other politicians, because they had
selected ex-State Senator Claypoci to be
Gay's assistant. Gay. wanted" Clay pool's
assistance in trying some important crim
inal cases last month, but Robertson still
held' office. Finally Robertson was pre
vailed upon to sen i in his resignation,
effective December 1, end by this means
Senator Wilson triumphed over civil serv
ice and Clay pool was appointed.
Since the protest was forwarded to Wash
ington many attorneys here have received
copies of a printed letter requesting them, i
if they oppose McKenna, to express their J
views in writing and forward them to a j
Boston firm of lawyer?. These letters I
were sent from Boston to Williams, Wood j
& Linthicum, attorneys at Portland, and
by th- m sent to attorneys through the
Northwest. It is understood the letters
sent to Boston will be used in attempting
to defeat Judge McKenna's confirmation.
The Northern Pacific Railroad, for some
reason, is suproacd to be opposing Mc- I
Kenna. Senator Wilson is considered
friendly to the Northern Pacific interests,
and Crowley and Grosscup, attorneys for
the Northern Pacific, are credited with
knowing as much about the protest as
anybody, though they will not talk. It is
not likely senator Wilson would support
Judge Hanford in any event, as their
political interests have not been identical.
SPOKANE, D*r. 4.— When seen to-night
Colonel John W. Feighan said: "I have
no knowledge of any deal between Wilson
and Han lord. On the contrary, I know
that Judge Hanford and some of his !
friends were not supporters of Sen- j
ator Wilson. From my knowledge of I
Judge Hanford, both as a man and as !
a Judge, I know that he would not com- j
promise himself as a Judge by entering '
into a political combination for his own j
advancem nt. That there is nothing in
the Story I feel convinced, for a brother of I
Judge Hanford was among the members '
from King County who voted against
Wilson." '•'■>'''■■;
. Juage J. Z. Moore, who was among Wil
son's iricnds at the capital during the
session wh.ch chose the Senator, expressed
the utmost surprise when told of The
Call story. "I never heard of such a
deal," said he. "And I surely would had
itoeen on foot. There can be no tru in
it, for Frank Hanford, a brother o: the
Judge and a member of the lower House
from King County, voted throughout
against Wilson."
The Bar of San Francisco Almost
Unanimous in Indorsing Him for
the Supreme Court.
There is a general feeling among mem
bars of the San Fronci-co bar that the
fight against Judge McKenna is the out
growth of malice ana petty spile on, the
one hand and of political jobbery on the
The most casual inquiry among hose
who have known the distinguished jurist
longest and best reveals the fact that he is
very popular wherever he is thoroughly
known. The following are a few strong
opinions of representative lawyers who
ire in a position to know most about the
matters at issue:
General W. H. 1.. Barnes— l have known
Judge McKenna lor about twenty years. I
have the highest respect for him la every
way. So far as his appointment by the Presi
dent is concerned the President has known
Judge McKenna for two terms in Congress and
he has been closely associated with him on
the most important committee of the House
the Ways and Means Committee. '
He appointed him Attorney-General and has
had since the 4th day oi March an opportunity
to know him and understand him. The ap
pointment is the President's right. He is re
sponsible lor it to the people, and he under
stand?, doubtless, mat those Federal- Judge
ships are awarded to the President and he is
held responsible for them.
If the President desires to make that ap
pointment be ».nows more than anybody else,
and the opinion of Judges who are chagrined
because tnev are not advanced and the judg
ment of law era who have lost cases arc not
worth considering lor one moment. The y are
following in ibis case the usual course in
California. in any other State if a high ap
pointment is to be made everybody is proud
.of it and works for it. In this state success is
the basis for attack and libel In every possible
form and 1 .suppose it will continue so until
this generation passes away, and the sooner it
gvxfl the better. ,";..•'...
-->Jo<lgiJ Itobert Y. Hayne— l do not ap
prove of this attack upon Judge McKenna. it
Ik the same old story. Whenever a Califor
nia has a chance of prcicrmeut other Call
ibrnlans set upon him and try to destroy his
chances. We shuu.d have some State pride.
.There are only nine places on the Supremo
Court and forty-four States. We ought to do
everything iv our power to keep up the tra
dition that one place goes to California. If
we let it go the chances are we will never get
it back again. There is no foundation lor the
case attempted to be made against Jcdze
McKenna. Ido not say that he is one of the
great lawyers of the world. There aro very
.lew of that kind. I think there never has
been a time that there were more than two —
or at most three- such men at one time on the
Supreme Court of the United states. I think'
that Judge McKenna will make a fairly re
spectable Judge — as pood a» the average man
who has sat upon that bench— and in* the pc
j CO lar local questions that come up from Cali
; fornia he can steer the court right.
.1. <-. Caiupht-ll— l have known the Judge
for 15 years, and In that time 1 have had a fine
chance to study him in every way. Since he
has been a judge 1 have had a great deal of
business before him. 1 have found him ective,
painstaking and upright as n judge. I have
no hesitancy in saying that I ilium he will fill
the bill and that he will serve with credit to
himself r.nd honor to the State. You can tea
j that this is the opinion of the bar. R.'ftd the
speeches made by leading lawyers at the ban
quet given him when he was appointed Attor
ney-General. They were not, of course, re
! ported very fully in the newspapers, but I
remember very distinctly that the best lawyers
in this city, all honorat le members of the. Bur
Association, sala that McKenna was able
j and upright judge. -^.
Judge .1. F. Sullivan— Judge McKenna is
j a conscientious, able and lawyer. He Is
I thoroughly honest, which is best of all. It does
not require a mere technical lawyer for that
cxaltea position, but an hottest man of some
depth and knowledge of general principle*. I
think Judge McKenna in fully qualified to
discharge the duties in an able way.
_llioiii;i- I. Herein— l believe Judge Mc-
Kenna's abilities are up 10 tne average 01 the
members of the Supreme Court. Hehimseif
would not estimate himself as one of the
most profound of living jurists, but it Is not
necessary he should be such. He is p hnrd
worker, a student, an houest man and a good
lawyer. That Is enough. •'.
Kx-United States District Attorney
Charles A. Garter — He is an honest man
and I think he has as much abllllv cs the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the
United State*.
fiforsi' W. Towle— l have taken no inter
est in the contest, as it does no; concern me
personally, but I think Mr. McKennais a much
brighter man than he is generally given the
credit of being, i can see no reason or ex
cuse for the trnmlne of this protest.
A. Si Drown- 1 whs at one time involved
in a litigation before Mr. McKenna which was
decided against me. and under such circum
stances I preier to say nothing about the
Henry K. Highton— I think the vnetney
caused by Judge Field's resignation should be
filled by the ablest available lawyer in the
Untied States, who hits not been an active
Dolitician, and whose leanings are Demo
cratic. Ido not think Judge McKenna should
bo appointed. His personal character I be
lieve to be very good. It is possible that he
mny have undisclosed capacity lor the posi
tion. But Ido not consider that he has so far
exhibited the qualifications essential to a
station than wnich there is none more ex
alted, and which should command the great
est ability, the deepest learning, the widest
experience and the loftiest reputati. a In the
United States. Amidst the many projected
invasions of the constitution— such, for In
stance, as the annexation of Hawaii— the dis
trust of the judiciary by the people is growing
intense, and there is no more ominous sign of
the times. If President McKinley 1* wise, in
my opinion, the place of Judge Field will be
tilled ay the ablest and most unexceptionable
man who can be found, and not tjy a Fentle
m<in who has certainly not shown any special
fitness (for the position, and whose anteced
ents have been largely political.
A Well-Equipped English Regiment
tails From Bombay for the
Zanzibar Island.
BOMBAY. Dec. 4.— The Twenty-seventh
Bombay Infantry, with a field hospital,
large quantities of telegraph equipment
j and several lacs of rupees for immediate
expenses, sailed to-day for the island of
Mombasa, off the coast of Zanzibar, west
coast of Africa, where 10,000 coolies will be
engaged to accompany the troops. The
expedition is under the direct orders of
the British War Office.
The Island of Mombasa belongs to Z in
z bar. which is included in the Ea^tAirica
protectorate of Great Britain. Mombasa
is the capital of what is known as the
coast province.
Weds Mrs. M. A. Eaton, a
Social Leader in Santa
Brilliant Ceremony Performed at
District Attorney Se?well'3
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SANTA ROSA, Dec. 4. -At the home of
District Attorney Emmet Seawell of this
city, Fiank H. Gould, the well-known
San Francisco attorney and Speaker of
the last Assembly, was married this even
ing. The bride was Mrs. M. A. Eaton, a
sister of Mrs. Seawell and a daughter of
Mrs. E. Grater, and is well known in the
social circles of Stockton, in which city
she has for several years made her home.
The Seawell residence, which is one of
(be most beautiful in interior arrange
ments in this city, had been elaborately
decorated under the artistic direction of
Mrs. L. W. Burri«, Miss Lou Seawell and
Mrs. C. D. Johnson, and seldom has the
eye been greeted by a fairer scene than
the one the result of their labor presented
as the bride and groom took their stand
\ in the bay-window of the drawing-room,
in which the vows were taken.
Tie cjremonv was performed by the
Rev. William Martin, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church. The bride was at
tired in a handsome gown of beige silk
and carried a bouquet of white carna
tions while her throat was encircled by a
necklace of diamonds. - ;-..-. .';.
After . tbe ceremony, which was per
formed without attendants, a wedding
supper was served and the remainder of
the evening was spent in social gayety.
The bride and groom were the recipients
oi a laree number of presents. To-mor
row they will leave for the Hotel Coronado,
where they will pass a few weeks, after
which they intend taking a trip East.
I Friendly Scuffling Caused the
Death of a Mare Island
Coal-Heaver Dfake Stern - Dan
Buckley to the Heart With a
Miners* Candlestick. •
Special Dispatch to The Call.
YALLEJO, Die. 4. —Dan Buckiev, a
sailor ot the independence, attached to
the tug Unadilla, was stabbed to the heart
with a miners' candlestick last night and
instantly killed b/ a coal-heaver named
W. H. Diake, formerly a miner, who has
been in the service only a few months.
BucKley, who was intoxicated, was en
gaged in boyish pranks with Diake.
Diake took down a miners' candlestick
and thrust it at Buckley. Then Diake
broke away and ran a few step?, and
stopped long enough to throw the candle
stick at Buckley and then run again.
This continued for a fow moments,
when suddenly Buck ey grabbed n 'hair
and called to Diage: "Come back, Willie,
come bark." He then went to a bunk
and leaned upon the edge of it, remaining
in that position about two minutes. Then
he fell to the floor, striking very hard upon
his head. He did not move and when
aDDr.iached was found to bs dead. Diake
came downstairs and, seeing the man was
dead, said: ' '
"lam the man who stabbed him. I did
not mean to do if, but I've killed my best
friend." ' ." ' '
. The Coroner's jury called it an accident
and exonerated' Di ike.- -*'>'*.
Defeats Frank Ives in
the Final Game at
New York.
World's Championship Won
After the "Student" Seemed
Makes a Lonjj Run When His
Opponent Lacks But Two
Special Disoatch to The Cali,
NEW YORK. Dec. 4.— By defeating
Champion Frank C. Ives to-nigbt. George
F. Slosson won the seres in the billiard
tournament for the championship of the
world. During this series the "Stu ientV
has won against all of his opponent?,
taking four games.
To-night's game was one of the finest
exhibitions ever given here. Ives held
the lead until the very last inning, being
within two of the game when Slosson, far
behind, took up bis cue. The "Student,"
by marvelous work which set the houss
wild, ran out and won with sixty points
in the forty-first.
Scbaefer takes second place, with three
games won, Ives third, Daly fourth, and
Sutton, who lost all his games, last.
Ives wins the best grand average prize
and the prize for the highest run, which
is the record— l4o.
The score: Slosson 500, Ives 498; aver
age, Slosson 12 8-41, Ives 12 6 41; highest
run, Slosson 97. Ives 59.
inter Meeting Vpen» Under Fa. orabte
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 4 -The Crescent
City Jockey Club's winter meeting opened
under very favorable auspices this after
noon. The weather was cloudy and cold
and the track heavy, but the attendance
was large.
One mile, selling, Balxllne won. ABC sec
ond, Swordsman third. Time, 1:58^.
Five furlongs, selling, Wollord won, Punster
second. Mr. Hunt third. Time. 1:11.
One und an eighth miles, selling, Dave Pul
slfer won. Partner second, Oadague third.
Time. 2:14%.
Six furlongs, G'.enmoyne won. Scribe second,
Virgie Dixon third. Time, 1:27.
Six furlongs, ling, spring •won, Pace
maker second. Street, tnird. Time, 1 :20.
BALTIMORE.Dec. 4.— The race meeting
at Pimllco closed to-day in rain and mud.
Five furlongs— Filamont won. Eileen D
second, Harper third. Time, 1:07.
Seven furlongs — Manias won, Master James
second, Baa well third. Time. 1:35.
Seven furlongs— Den won, 1 remargo second.
Hlghhre third. Time. 1:35.
One mile— Nearest won. Sensational second,
Fquatt third. Time, l:47f£.
otic mile— Decapod won. Musketeer second.
It fler third. Time, 1 :51^.
Th» Elkrldfe cup. steep. ochase. four miles-
Ben Bolt won. Athlete second, Billie BD third.
Time not taken.
1.4 si WHLt.I.3I£X coatest.
■*e> >>« of Short Race* ■( Ihe Madiinn-
ft/ wire Garden.
NEW YORK. Dec. 4.— As a prelude to
the big six days' international bicycle
race a series of short races took place at
the Madison-square Garden to-night.
There were fully 12,000 spectators. Gou
goltz, "(he French unpaced king," won
his trial heat handily, but fell back badly
in the final. Summaries:
Oae mile. open, professional— Final heat
won by J. Eaton, Elisabeth, N. J.; E. J.
Weinig, Buffalo, second; E. D. Sevens. Buf
falo, tnlrd; Jean Gougoltz, fourth. Time.
2:01)3 5.
Ones<hlrd of a mile, handicap, professional—
Final heat won by Clint Dnvis, Buffalo. 35
yards; C. B. Smith, Freeport, L. 1., 35 yards,
second; C. M. Murphy, Brooklyn, 3o yards,
third; A. F. (rooks, Buffalo, 35 vatdi, fourth
Time. 4- 3 5.
Five-mile tandem pursuit race won by J.
Eaton and Teddy Goodman, o' America, from
Jean Gougoltz and D. I.amhsijack, of France,
in the thirteenth lap. . «.",-
Cotawellt l.one at ->apa.
NAPA, Dec. 4.— The football team of
the Cogswell Polytechnic College cf San
Francisco was defeated by the Napa High
School team in Napasthis afternoon by a
ecore of 6 to 0. Tbe gamo attracted large
numbers of people and excited much In
terest. The Cogswells were strictly not
in it.
Numerous Witnesses Testify
in Favor of the Wife-
r .
Quwr Antics Which Indicated
That He Was Unbalanced
bpecia. Dispatch to Thu Call
BAKERSFIELD. Dec. 4 —When court
adjourned this afternoon the Davidson
murder case went over to 2 o'clock Mon
day. Tne defense is making a hard fight
to sabstahtiate its Insanity plea. Evidence
was introduced detailing queer or crazy
actions by the prisoner prior to the time
he murdered his wife, and even before the
Werrlngton episode, which the defense is
making such a stron ■ effort to prove was
the final undoing of D ividson's mind.
J. W. Gaiton, tormeriy of Denvar, knew
Davidson in that city and Los Angeles.
He testified that the prisoner showed
signs of insanity whan he resided in Den
ver, and that he believe the man to be
insane. Davidson was married in Den
ver to the woman be killed in December,
1890. A picture of the man taKen in that
city at that time was introduced. This
picture showed a finely developed man
and, apparently an ordinarily intelligent
man of the world. Davidson is quite the
contrary now.
Detective Hi I or Los Angeles, who was
employed by Werringlon to witch David
son dining the pendency of his damage
suit, testified to all kinds of crazy antics
by the pr saner. He saw him on one oc
casion butt his head against a telegraph
pole., and again, get on his knees at his
wife's door and Kiss the mat. : ■'■■. \ .'■..■
On Monday Davidson will undergo a
rigid examination for insanity by the
local board of physicians, assisted by ex
perts from the S»ate asylums. "The
prisoner, during the trial so far, has never
been heard to utter a word. -
siibrmas iMfiiuta.it.
The Secretary of . state "otc Able to
...... t : '[ yrantaot Jtu,ine*s. '•""..
WASHINGTON, , Dec. 4. -Secretary
Sherman was so much improved to-day
that he transacted business at home, but
did not venture out owing to the incle
ment weather. •
Three Men Killed and a
Score of Persons
Suburban Trains of Detroit
Meet While Going at High
One of the Victims Is John Savase,
the Superintendent of the
tpeclal Dispatch to The Cam.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. Two subur
ban cars, carrying some twenty passen
gers, and both running at a speed of
twenty-five miles an hour, collided on the
Detroit and Oakland Electric Railroad at
10 o'clock this evening. The result was
that three men were killed and a score of
persons injured, several of them seriously.
The dead:
John Savage, superintendent of the
Charles M. Whitehead, motorman.
John Kelly of Detroit, book agent.
Injured— Frank McHuch, motorman,
leg broken; Louis Harneck, seriously
bruised; Mrs. John Doty, two ribs broken;
aged mother of Mrs. John Doty, of Pontiac,
badly crushed and leg broken; John
Riegel, I'oniiac, leg broken. A dozen
others were mora or less cut by flying
glass and biuised.
The exact cause of the accident is as yet
in doubt. According to the schedule, a
car leaves each end, Detroit and I'ontiac,
every hour, and there are three sidings
along the road. To-day the cars were be
hind. The one bound south warn for
Detroit had passed an outbound car at the
switch, two miles from Fontiac, tne crew
apparently being ignorant of the fact that
ano'ber outbound car was approaching
them less than two miles distant. The
weather was foggy and the rails slippery
from sleet. .
The collision came near a gravel pit
about midway between I'ontiac and Bir
mingham, at the foot of two steep grade*,
down which the feted cars ran at full
speed. The impact was terrific. Thecars
were driven bell through each other and
crushed to. pieces. Superintendent Sav
age was in the motorman's vestibule
operating the outbound car. Both his
legs were cut off and his dead body was
frightfully mangicd.
Motorman Mcllugb, who stood behind
Savage, narrow. escaped a similar fate.
John Kelly was evidently the only pas
senger who saw the north-bound car ap
proaching, lie rushed for the vestibule
door and he and Motorman Whitehead
were struggling together to get out of the
door when the crash came. Both were
killed. Kelly's head and shoulders were
jammed outof the vestibule window and
his neck was broken. Whitehead's head
was cut open an I ins chest crushed.
Had it not been for the stout c instruc
tion of the' 'cars, it is doubtful whether
any of their occupants would have escaped
alive. As it was, nearly all of the fourteen
passengers in tie south-bound car suffered
some injury. Some of the injured were
taken to farmhouses had others brought
to city hospitals.
Kern County Officers Fail to
Capture the Slayer of
Has Been Seen Several Times, but
Not by the Law's
Special Dispatch to The Call.
BAKERSFIkLD, Dec. 4.— Molina, the
Flnver of Ramos, is still at large, but from
his actions does not appear anxious to get
out of the country. He was seen and rec
ognized about 9 o'clock yesterday evening
near town walking along near a main
thorough far-- with his pi -ml in his hand.
This morning some of his blankets and
Clothing and tobacco pouch were found in
a cornfield a few miles south of town.
They wero fully identified. ' .;. ',"
A Portuguese stoneoreaker saw Molina
yesterday and talked to him. but did not
know he was wanted for murder.
He said the man did not seem to be the
least Concerned about anything. A. num
ber of officers are searching that locality
and all around where the. murderer baa
been seen, but for some reason they, can
not gel sight of him. A number of offi
cers are cut to-night, and declare they are
going to have Molina before they return.
It appears that Molina has never been
more than a half-dozen miles from the
scene ot the killing since it was com
mitted. ..- ;
Transportation Competition by Way
of Gu'.f Ports Will Cause Rival
Roads to Make Reductions.
CHICAGO, Dec. 4— lt is possible that
the Transcontinental roads will be com
pelled to meet the same troubles that have
caused the roads between Chicago and
Missouri River points to reduce their
freight rates. The arrangements that tbe
steamship companies have made be. ween
New York and Gulf of Mexico ports
from there to San Francisco with the
Southern Pacific have proven so satisfac
tory to shippers that it is altogether likely
that they will send much freight in that
way if mey are given equal rates via the
district mail routes. Freights shipped by
steamer, from New York via Houston to
San Francisco have been carried through
in nine and a half days, whicn is fast
enough for the average shipper, and with
lower rates this method of getting freight
to the Pacific Coast is bound to prove a
strong competitor of the straight rail
routes. :.•-
The western passenger men are watch
ing the course of.the Union Pacific with
great interest and. many cf them admit
that its course under ilie new manage
ment will, for the next few months, shape
the course of its conuelitors. Some of
the passenger men expect it to Out the
rates and others are claiming that it will
bts handled in a conservative manner, the
men of the latter opinion being in a de
cided majority. It is admitted on all
■ ides that what the Union Pacific will as
sume toward the passenger associations
will have very much to do with the reor
ganizati on of tbe Trans-continental, Pas
senger Association and with the future of
the Weitern Passenger Association as
well •'.,; ,-«,-
Gross earnings of seventy-nine railroads
for the month of November were $9,118,
--056. an increase of a trifle over 16 per cent
over the aggregate earnings o- the same
roads for the same month of last year. ' ".
Herbert and Cleveland
Enjoyed the Mellow
— — —^_ I
. - i
But the Ex-Secretary Went
Back on his : Invitation to
Miss Richardson.'.
Arid Then Came the Squabble as
to Who Shall Christen the' Bat- j
tle-Ship Kentucky.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 4. — There
promises to* be some racy developments
growing out of the neglect of Governor
Bradley to make good the statement made
by Hon. Hilary Herbert, when. Secretary!
of the Navy, to permit Miss Kicliardson
to christen the battle-ship Kentucky, and
exclusive circles in Washington, as well
as in the bluegrass region, are anxiously
awaiting a denouement. T-
Governor Bradley to-day received a let
ter from his daughter, Christine, saying
she would not allow him to appoint her
sponsor for the new battle-ship, at she
does not wish' to embarrass him. Upon
receipt of the letter the Governor wrote to
Secretary of the Navy Long, giving hint
all the facts in the case, and requesting
him to appoint a sponsor for the ship. It
is believed she Secretary will appoint Miss
Bradley. If so, she will accept the honor.
Miss Richardson will not be appointed
under any considerations. She was indig
nant to-day on reading the statement of
ex-Secretary Herbert, saying they met at
the home of a lady friend iv Washington,
Miss Richardson was incensed at what
she termed Mr. Herbert's dishonest state
ment. She gave the interview, insisting
his invitation to her was not given in a
spirit of jest, as he intimates, but in earn
est, and was so understood by all present
at the celebrated Shorehatn supper, given
by Congressman Bennett. She also gave
out the following letter, which she says
shows Mr. Herbert to have been in earn
Naval Department, ) I
Washington. 1). »'., Jan. 4, 1896. J j
My Dear Miss Richardson: Please aec.-pt my
thanks lor the bottle of 45-year-old whisky,
which came safely to hand. President Cleve
land shall taste it when I give my Cabinet
dinner, 1 am afraid 1 shall not be able to j
make good the valiant sneech to you about !
having you christen the Kentucky. The j
christening always takes piece when the ship
Is launched. I fear it will probably not be
launched during my administration of this
office. With best wishes, I am, very sincerely
yours. ii. A. Herbert.
Miss Richardson showed a letter from
Congressmen Bennett in which he said:
"Ho (Herbert) is still profme in his com
pliments to the Kentucky belle whom it
has Deen his good fortune to meet. If yon
comply with the request of the Honorable
Secretary of the Navy I am sure there is
nothing in this vicinity you may not ask
for." „;,,>
Continuing.her. interview Miss Richard
son said : 'These extracts prove that Mr.
Herbert understood that the invitation
had been sincere and format. I did not
consider that the old widower, in his
dotage, who. cannot remember honest
facts In such a matter would be guilty of
flatieting publicly by asking girls to
christen battleships. Since reading Sec
retary Herbert's dishonest statement the
contempt I expressed for the under
handed* petitions of the gallant Governor
is but a trifle compared with my feelings
toward the ex-Secretaty of the Navy."
Miss Richardson hints strongly that
there is something back of a'l toil which,
when disclosed, will make Herbert sorry
he was so flippant. She says she sent
the whisky and that Mr. Cleveland got
his share of it.
In His Message He Will Not Discuss
in a . Significant Way the
Monetary Negotiations.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. — President
McKinley, in his forthcoming message to
Congress, will not discuss in a significant
way the recent monetary negotiations of
the Wolcott Commission, but will refer to
it in only a casual way. The chief inter
est in the financial part of his message
will attach to a recommendation that
gold shall be paid for greenbacks and that
greenbacks shall be p lid only for gold.
The President dues not believe that
Congress will retire the notes, and it is
his opinion that where there is a constant
surplus of" receipts over expenditures and
an exchange of gold and notes there is no
longer any menace to the country. He
does not contemplate the retirement o!
treasury notes, but only a change of
classification-. , for the reason that, if re
tired, there would always be a talk of con
traction of the currency,' and he doe* be
lieve that if gold and greenbacks are made
interchangeable and kept in a class by
themselves no danger need be appre
hended ironi that source.
The Aged Marchioness d'Hicquelles
Ends Her Life by Inhaling
Charcoal Fumes.
PARIS, Dec. —The septuagenarian
Marchioness d'Hicquelies committed sui
cide in a garret in the Rue de Belloy by
inhaling charcoal fumes.
After Igniting the charcoal the Mar
chioness drank a pint of absinthe and
then lay down iinon her bed, folding her
arms, and it was in this position that her
body was found. A little' blind pet dog
had been the only companion of the n<*ed
woman since she had sunk into poverty".
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SALINAS,' Dec. -John Heiseman's
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fireplace in her home this evening when
in some manner her clothing caught fire
from the blazing embers. She was terri
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Alleged Bribe-Collector Leaves Los
Angeles With a Cloud Upon
His Name.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4.-Elder J. S.
Pitmann, pastor of the United Brethren
Churcn, is going to Chicago. He will
leave to-morrow.
Elder Pitmann is departing from the city
at a time when his presence would throw
some much-needed light upon the trans
actions of the present sctiool board and
the one that preceded it, of which be was
a member. Elder Pitmann has by his own
confession and by the testimony of wit
nesses been shown to be a collector of
bribe money for the present board mem
bers. .'■ ■ - i
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Monday evening, it is understood, will co
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from teachers at the time the elder was a
leading light of the board. Teachers then
learned that it was to their advantage not
only to attend Elder Fitinann's church,
hut also to contribute liberally to its sup
port, and they did so.
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purchased a ticket, and evidently has
made ud his mind that the tire to which
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