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"YANKEES DECEIVING THEMSELVES" Marshal Rivera Says Our Flag Will Never Wave Over Manila. Declares the Philippines Have Not Adequate Defenses, but Thinks the Islands Will Not Be Taken, MADRID, May 27.— 1n the Senate to- | day Marshal Rivera, former captain- : general of the Philippines, defended his ; administration of the colony. He said , he could not believe his ears when he was told of the disaster at Oavite, add ing "that rag called the American flag shall never float over the walls of Ma nila." The Philippines, he continued, had not had adequate means of defense. He applied to the Government to sup ply them, but the Government replied that the Pope had intervened and that there was no fear of a rupture. The naval committee at Manila examined Into the position carefully and reached the conclusion that it was quite impos sible to offer battle to the Americana. "The Yankees are deceiving them selves," Marshal Rivera declared, "as to the situation at the Philippines. It is absolutely impossible that they should become masters of the islands, for the natives, to an immense major ity, are determined to defend the ter ritory to the last and to maintain Span ish sovereignty." Captain Aunon, Minister of Marine, ANNEXATION AS A RIDER Amendments Made to the War Revenue Bill. MAY TIE UP THE MEASURE SENATOR LODGE DECLARES HA WAII IS NEEDED. It Is Asserted That the Islands Are Required as a Base of Military and Naval Opera tions. Special Dispatch to The Call. Call Office, Riggs House, Washington, May 27. The Hawaiian annexation question, which has been the subject of no little concern about the Senate for the past few days, assumed definite slmpe to day when Senators Lodge and Morgan offered amendments to the war revenue bill bearing directly upon the subject. Senator Lodge's amendment is in the words of the Newlands resolution, and provides, in direct terms, for the an nexation of the islands. Senator Lodge was seen immediately after he ba<! sent his amendment to the desk, and announced it to be his pur pose to press it to the end. "Henceforth." said he, "the two measures must travel together. Both are equally important, and under the circumstances it would be foolhardy to forego our advantages in Hawaii." Senator Lodge's action in presenting the amendment was the result of mare or less conference, though it was of an informal character, among the stanch- est advocates of annexation. They ex press the opinion that the amendment in the end will be accepted, but admit that, in all probability. It will result in delaying the passage of the revenue bill. Incorporation of Hawaiian an nexation in the revenue bill would, of course, have the effect of forcing the matter upon the attention of the House. Advocates of annexation say all but four Republican Senators and many Democrats, Populists and Silver Repub licans will vote for Lodge's amend ment. The assertion Is made by Senators in favor of annexation that the adminis tration Is more anxious than at any previous time for legislation providing for annexation. The condition of af fairs in the Philippines and the neces sity for a stopping place for our ships on their way to those islands, they say, is the reason for the present urgency. It is asserted that to hold the Philip pines without the possession of Hawaii would be next to impossible. Senator Jones of Arkansas, a Demo cratic member of the Finance Com mittee, expressed the opinion that the Lodge amendment would not be ac cepted. "It would," he said, "certainly delay the bill Indefinitely if pressed." To Help the Bed Cross. MAYFIELD, May 27.— The ladies of Mayfleld held a meeting yesterday and organized the Soldiers' Aid Society with the following officers: President, Mrs. J. W. Hogan; secretary, Mrs. J. M. Johnson; treasurer, Mrs. M. R. Trace. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for an entertainment and ball ,to be held next Wednesday even ing, the proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross Society. _ Mules in Great [Demand. . STOCKTON, May 27.— The San Joaquin Valley is being searched far and wide by Government agrents looking for mules. Two hundred and fifty have been obtained in the last few days in this vidnity, and contracts have been closed in mountain counties for many more. The average price is $80. The mules are to be shipped to San Francisco and shipped on the Manila expedition. Great care is being exercised in Belecting them. said it was inopportune to discuss the war at present. He had neither ap proval nor disapproval to express of Marshal Rivera's administration, but he considered it necessary to exercise a certain reserve in the interest of the country. In the Chamber of Deputies, Senor Romero Giron, the Minister for the Col onies, replying to questions respecting the authorization given the Governor of the Philippines to concede adminis trative reform, said Captain-General August! had been authorized- to act in the manner he deemed most desirable to draw the natives to the Spanish side. General Blanco cables from Havana that Admiral Cervera's squadron is still at Santiago; that the bulk of Admiral Sampson's squadron is blockading that port; that Commodore Schley's squad ron is watching the Yucatan Passage; that the American vessels have left Cienfuegos, and that thp American fleet of blockaders are within sight of Havana. General Blanco, in his dispatch, says that he opposed the departure of the French steamer Lafayette with a cargo of coal, as the coal was required for Spanish ships. EXTENDING THE X RAY Powerful Apparatus Has Been Prepared. PROF. TROWBRIDGE'S WORK PRODUCES SPARKS VERY MUCH LIKE LIGHTNING. Experiments That Will Make Pos sible Still Further Remark able Attainments in Surgery. Special Dispatch to The Call. BOSTON, May 27. — A new and power ful apparatus has just been completed by Professor John Trowbridge of Har vard University for the experiments in electrical force, his principal object be ing to test further the penetrating pow er of X-rays. The apparatus consists of a series of 120 Franklin plates or Leyden jars, mounted on a simple wooden frame work and supplied with power by a storage battery containing 10,000 Plante cells. The voltage necessary for the experi ments is 2,500,000. The apparatus is capable of producing sparks in the air closely resembling lightning flashes of from six to seven feet in length. The power is sufficient to draw sparks from the brick walls of the room, and the discharge creates somewhat the same effect as a sudden cold breeze. Sparks from thirty to forty feet in length can be obtained by the use of glass tubes in which the atmospheric pressure has been reduced to about two and a half pounds to the square inch. Professor Trowbridge has already made experiments which prove that with the apparatus as powerful as this the X-rays can be made to penetrate not only human flesh, but also bones and tendons, thus probably making possible still more remarkable attain ments in surgery by their aid. FOUGHT WITH A PAIR OF MONSTER GRIZZLIES. British Columbia Prospector's Terri ble Encounter With Two En raged Beasts. KASLO, B. C, May 27.— William Moir. a well-known prospector living at the Pa cific Hotel, was seriously injured in a terrible encounter on Wednesday with two grizzly bears weighing 750 and 600 pounds, respectively. Moir was on th><: way alone to his claim and was three miles from Sprowls Station of the Kaslo and Slocan Railway, when he was at tacked by the beasts. With nothing but an ax as a weapon he fought dearly for his life, and finally succeeded in dispatch ing one of the animals, the other decamp ing. In the fight Moir was terribly lacerated on the head, shoulders and limbs by the claws and teeth of the animals. His escape under the circumstances was all but miraculous. Bleeding externally and weak from loss of blood, he made his way to Sprowls, where he was carefully attended by friends, and he was brought to Kaslo to-day for medical treatment. It took Moir six hours to travel the three miles, so nearly was he gone. Dr. G. Harlin said that with care he would prob ably recover. Gaudar and Johnson Matched. VANCOUVER, B. C, May 27.— An agreement was signed here to-day by Gaudaur's representative to row R. M. Johnson for a purse of $2500 and the scull ing championship of the world. The race will be rowed in Vancouver harbor on July L TRANSATLANTIC STEAMERS. LIVERPOOL— Arrived May 27— Stmr Cymric, from New York. GENOA— Arrived May 27— Stmr Ems, from New York. QUEENSTOWN— Arrived May 27— Stmr Cam pania, from New York. LI VERrOOL— SaiIed May 27— Stmr Taurto, for New York. NAPLES— Arrived May 27— Stmr Fulda* from New York. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1898. REGARDED AS A WARSHIP Alicante Cannot Now Be Protected. GENEVA FLAG IS BARRED LOST BIGHTS BY SUPPLYING COAL TO TEBBOB. Now It Would Appear That the Tor pedo Boat Destroyer Canaot Long Escape Capture or Destruction. Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, May 27.— A Washing ton special to the Herald says: The Spanish hospital ship, the Alicante, will no longer be protected by the Congress of Geneva flag. This has practically been definitely decided by the authori ties. The decision is the result of the action of the Alicante's commander in supplying the torpedo-boat destroyer Terror with coal before the departure of that vessel from Fort de France, | Martinique. It is said in official cir ! cles that in taking such action the Ali ! cante has violated her neutrality, and that in future she will be looked upon as a ship of the Spanish nary. Notwithstanding the activity of the American Consuls and scouts cruising in the Caribbean Sea the latest report re ceived in regard to the vessel came from the Consul at St. Pierre, who cabled that the Terror was heading west when seen last. The authorities have no idea she will be able to escape the American vessels cruising among | Windward Islands, but now that she i has apparently been lost sight of, they : are wandering where she has gone. It is to be presumed that her com | manding officer, in speeding west, Bim- I ply followed this course so as to de i ceive the American Consul watching ! him from the island, and as soon as I he got out of sight of land he changed I his course. Among naval officers the opinion seems to be that the Terror went vo i San Juan de Porto Rico, where she is i now safely ensconced. With Commodore Schley's squadron before Santiago de Cuba, it would be Impossible for her to enter that har bor, and it Is not believed that she would dare to attempt it, especially as her supply of coal would not last longer than to carry her from Martinique to Santiago de Cuba. BANCROFT PURSUES A SPANISH CRAFT She Is Believed to Be an Auxiliary Cruiser on Secret Duty. KEY WEST, May 27.— The Bancroft last night gave chase to a three-masted steamer, apparently a merchantman of large tonnage. She was first seen by the Wilmington, which was on its way for coal. Shortly after sighting the supposed Spanish craft the Wilmington spoke the Bancroft, and notified her of the presence of the vessel. As the ships were lying to the stranger hove in sight and the Bancroft Immediately started in pursuit of her. It is supposed that the Spaniards ob serving the Wilmington's military top mistook her for a battleship and thought it safe to continue scouting in the vicinity, trusting to superior speed to escape. When the Bancroft ap peared the stranger lost no time in getting away and the race as seen from the Wilmington was close and exciting. GOVERNOR M'CORD TO HEAD A REGIMENT. Arizona's Executive to Go to the Front at the Head of a Thousand Volunteers. PHOENIX, Ariz., May 27.— Governor McCord has received authority to or ganize an infantry regiment in Ari zona, which he will lead in person. A month ago he applied to the President for permission to raise a regiment, but was informed that the Arizona con tingent of cowboy troops had exhausted the Territory's quota. Under the new call he renewed his application and through the influence of the Secretary of the Interior and others he was given authority to proceed. He will be given leave of absence. The President will not accept his resignation. SIX MEN DROWNED IN A COAL MINE. Drive a Tunnel Into a Drift Filled With Water and Fail to Escape. POTTSVILLE, Pa_, May 27.— A fright ful mining casualty occurred to-day at the Kashu William colliery, near Middle port, and six men were drowned by a body of water breaking in from the "old working." The victims were all Slavs. A tunnel was being driven through an abandoned vein. The men were working in the tunnel. A large body of water had backed up in the old '-working," which the tunnel was designed to cut. The last shot fired burst open the seams, and through these the water suddenly poured. All six were caught and drowned. The bodies of none of the victims have been recovered. BENEFITS THE GRAIN. Fall of Rain Reported at Central Cali- fornia Points. SACRAMENTO. May 27.— Rain fell here most of the afternoon, but rather lightly. Like the preceding storm, it will greatly benefit late grain crops and small vege tables. Ripe cherries will be injured, and some hay, but the latter will be more than offset by the benefit to alfalfa fields, where several crops are cut during the season. STOCKTON, May 27.— The rainfall here to-day was light, but it was good for the country and did no harm in any direc tion. With an occasional shower and continued cool weather consfderable grain is heading out well and crop prospects have been greatly improved. The crop will be light, but it has been increased by favorable weather. SAN JOSE, May 27.— There was a slight fall of rain here this afternoon. It was much heavier in the western foothills, where the best orchards are located. The effect, though slight, will be beneficial. SANTA ROSA, May 27.— Heavy show ers have fallen throughout Sonoma Coun ty, and will benent the hay and graia crop. Youth Accidentally Shot. PORTLAND, May 27.— While playing soldier this evening Herbert Ward, aged 15, accidentally shot and killed Lloyd Vaughan, age.- 11. with a 22-caliber rifle. "Remember the Heroines" is the sub ject of a strong article in to-day's Star. Read it. Sample copies free. • WOULD EXPEL THE HERALD-CALL CORRESPONDENTS. Copyright, ttaS, b- .Tames Gordon Ben- MADRID, May 27.— For the third time the influential morn ing paper, the Imparcial, pays the Herald the compliment of calling for the expulsion of its correspondents from Spain. Its appeal states that particularly from Valencia and Cadiz the movements of ships and troops are telegraphed, which are bene ficial to the United States, From Madrid the same thing occurs, and it declares the Gov ernment should expel those whose barbs are directed against the country which gives them her generous hospitality. BRITISH CONSUL BADLY BEATEN BY CHINESE. British Consulate, Custom House and Two Stores Burned by Riot ers at Sha-Shi. SEATTLE. Wash., May 27.— The steam er Rio Jun Maru arrived here at 10 o'clock to-night, bringing meager news of an anti-European riot at Sha Shi, China, in which the British Consulate, Custom House and the stores of Jar ne, Mathieson & Co. and Butterfleld & Swire were destroyed by fire. The British Consul was severely beaten, and the Eu ropean residents were forced to take ref uge in the tea and silk hulks lying in the river. No one was killed. Sha Shi is a large city on the Yangtse Kiang River, about 600 miles from its mouth. It is one of the ports that was opened to foreigners after the Chinese- Japanese war. The feeling against for eigners is said to be still very bitter. The riot occurred on May S l , and the news of it reached Kobe on May 10, just before the Rio Jun Maru left. Two British gunboats had been ordered to Sha Shi from Hongkow, 100 miles down the river, and Consul Harven at Shang hai had sent a gunboat from that point. They will restore order very quickly, as the Chinese have great respect for them. The Rio Jun also brought news that the plague at Hongkong is making frightful headway among the natives, large num bers of them dying daily. Several Euro peans have died from the scourge. PERU MAY REGAIN THF CAPTURED PROVINCES. Colonel Durand of the Opinion That Chile Will Soon Beturn Them. Copyrighted, IS9S, by James Gordon Bennett. PANAMA, May 27.— Colonel Augusto • Durand, former President of the Chamber ; of Deputies of Peru and commander-in ' chief of the army which entered Lima in i March, 1895, causing the overthrow of President caceres and orin^'iiK General i Nicolas de Pierola to power,, is in this city, on his way to Europe via New Or j leans and New York. In the latter city he will remain for a few days. Colonel , Durand is very popular in Peru, and is , .spoken of as a candidate for next Presi dential term. Speaking of the question of the captured provinces of Tacna and Arica, Colonel inirand said that ihe protocol signed in Chile by Vice-President Billingshurst fa vors Peru and that the provinces will be returned to Peru within a few months after the plebiscite is taken. Colonel Du rand assures me that $10,000,000 for ln dt-mnity has been already secured. Ac companying Colonel Durand is Colonel Ravel Scamaroni, who goes as special military commissioner to Europe on the part ot the Peruvian Government. THREE KECORDS BROKEN. Feats of Intercollegiate Athletes at Berkeley Oval. NEW YORK, May 27.— Three new inter collegiate records were established and one equaled to-day at Berkeley Oval, where the twenty-third annual meeting was begun. The first record broken was the hammer throw, McCracken of Penn sylvania sending his sixteen-pound ham i mer a distance of 149 feet 5 inches, which I excels the previous record held by W. G. Woodruff, of the same university, by 13 feet 2 inches. Myers Prinztein of Syracuse and A. C. Kraenzlin of Pennsylvania both beat the former record In the trials at the broad i U The absence of W. J. Wefers of George town University was very much regret ted. Wefers broke down in his training. In the half-mile bicycle trial heats E. S. ! Strong of Yale covered the distance in ! 1:06 2-5, equaling the intercollegiate rec- I ord; but the time of the final, which was ; made by Ray Dawson of Columbia, was A bicycle record was broken and a new one established in the quarter-mile race by L. B. Dannemiller of Georgetown, who covered the distance in 31 2-o seconds, which was 4-oths of a second better than the existing record. FATAL CONFLAGRATION. One Man Killed and Damage Aggre gating $400,000 Done. DALLAS, Tex., Mai' 27.— Fire broke out this afternoon in the two-story brick building lately occupied by J. F. Zangs as a furniture store and quickly spread to the back end of Deprey's printing estab lishment and Scott's furniture house By 4 o'clock the fire had gutted the building where it originated, together with Dor sev's establishment, Jehmans wholesale saddlery house. Shield's paints and wall paper house, Mistrol's mammoth dry goods house and the New Home Sewing Machine Company's building. The Texas and Pacific general offices and freight sheds across the Texas and Pacific tracks were threatened with destruction, having caught fire several times, but by hard work were saved. The total loss is about $350,000 to $400,000, partially covered by In surance. _ _. „ J. W. Cowan, a salesman for Shield & Co., lost his life in an effort to save the boo^P of his firm. The walls of the Dorse"y building fell on him and crushed him to death. He was 25 years of age and married. _ Edward Smith rushed to Cowan s rescue and was knocked senseless. Fireman Burns was severely injured, and City Electrician W. A. Fras*r, who was hand ling a hose, had both wrists broken and his head badly cut. Killed by Falling Ore. JAMESTOWN, May 27.— Charles Scott, a miner, aged 45 years, and a brother of Sheriff Jay Scott of Fresno County, was killed yesterday while at work at the Kanaka mine near Groveland, Tuolumne County. lie was a mill man and was standing near the -wood chute when a piece of ore fell on him. It struck the side of his head and took the entire top of it away. ♦ — Killed by the Oregon Express. AUBURN, May 27.— William B. Hunter, aged about 45, was killed by the Oregon express last night at Roseville Junction. He is believed to have been a harness maker working at Marysville. A letter showed he had a brother at Thompson ville, Conn. Tor an Extradition Treaty. Copyrighted, 1898, by Jamea Gordon Bennett. BUENOS AYRES, May 27.— Tho Her ald's correspondent in Rio Janeiro sends word that negotiations for an extradi tion treaty between the United States and Brazil are practically ended. The pros pects for early arrangements are good. Casualty on a Napa Farm. NAPA, May 27.— Robert Hedley. a na tive of Canada 53 years old, living on farm two miles west of Napa. was ru.i over by a mowing machine yesterday, sustaining injuries from which death re sulted early this morning. Bernabe Goes to Vienna. LONDON,, May 28. — The Vienna corre spondent of the Daily Telegraph cays: Marquis de Hoyos, the Spanish Minister to Austro-Hungary, will be succeeded here by Senor Polo de Bernabe, late Span ish Minister to the United States. TROOPS TO BE PAID IN GOLD Will Get Their Stipend Each Month. COIN IS ALREADY SHIPPED PAYMASTERS TO GO WITH THE VOLUNTEERS. Responsible Financial Agency Will Be Established at Manila as Soon as Pos sible. Special Dispatch tc The Call. NEW YORK, May 27.— A Washing ton special to the Herald says: The War Department has been negotiating with the Pacific Mail and Oriental Steamship Companies relative to the transportation of money for our troops from San Francisco to Manila via Hongkong and these companies have offered to transmit it at I*4 per cent, giving ainpje assurances of indemnity from loss. While it is probable that this method would be economical in comparison with the expense entailed by sending money by paymasters the latter meth od is favored by the department and will in all probability be adopted, the officers being sufficiently guarded. Pay masters accompanied the first troops for Manila, and the money then dis patched is believed to be sufficient to cover a period of three months. Tin; Government favors transmission by paymasters because it will enable this country to keep in confidential com munication with Manila. The Bank of California has offered to serve the Government as financial agent at Manila, but as that city is not in our possession nothing 1 can be done in the matter at this time. It is stated that as soon as possible a re sponsible financial agency will be es tablished at Manila, but until abso lutely safe all money will remain on board ship. Paymaster General Stanton said to day that all payments would be made In gold, with silver as subsidiary coin, and soldiers can secure postal money orders and checks when they desire to send money home. Payments will be made by paymasters in person to every man in the army and General Stanton has urged the President to appoint a sufficient force to enable him to pay soldiers at the end of every month. GENERAL CLEANING UP AT SKAGUAY All Dead Horses Have Been Buried — A Pure Water Supply Will Soon Be Had. SEATTLE. Wash., May 26.— A week ago last Thursday the citizens of Skaguay closed up their places of business and went to work on the streets and gave the town a gf-neral cleaning up. All of the dead horses which have been in the bot tom of the river for the past year and were a menace to the health of the com munity were taken out and buried. Work has been commenced on the pack road from the summit of White Pass to Lake Bennett, the citizens contributing $3000 for that purpose. The Skaguay Water Company is laying pipes throughout the town and water will be turned in on June 10. AN EXOFFICIAL IS IN TROUBLE AT SKAGUAY John IT. Smith's Conduct While United States Commissioner is Being Investigated. SEATTLE, Wash., May 26.— The officers on the steamer Cottage City, which ar rived in port this afternoon, report that two serious charges have been placed be fore the Grand Jury at Sitka against John I". Smith. ex-United States Commissioner at Skaguay, for official acts. It is ex pected that true bills will be returned on the representations. CALIFORNIA RAISIN GROWERS. A State Association to Be Organized With Seven Trustees to Handle the Entire Crop. FRESNO, May 26.— The convention of raisin growers of Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties was held here to-day. It was decided to form the California Raisin Growers' Association, with seven trustees, who will handle the entire crop. Growers will pool their product, none of the raisins to be sold for less than 2% cents in sweatbox. Thompson seedless or seedless Sultanas are not to be sold for less than SVS cents per pound in the sweatbox. After considerable discussion, a form of contract was adopted, which growers will sign. A flnf of $20 an acre will be imposed for violation of the con tract by growers. A mass-meeting of raisin men will be held on Saturday to ratify the action of the convention. Dawson Rate War. SEATTLE, May 27.— The Alaska Traffic Association, formed by the principal transportation companies engaged in northern business for the purpose of es tablishing a $300 rate from Seattle to Dawson and to prevent rate-cutting, will soon be a thing of the past. To-day the rate was cut as low as $125 by a number of local companies. Brigham Young's Son Bankrupt. LONDON, May 26.— 1n the bankruptcy court to-day a receiving order was Issued against J. W. Young, a son of the late Brigham Young. His liabilities are $1,669,400. ADVERTISEMENTS. Vitalize Your Blood. Overcome That Tired Feeling. Get a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilki and begin to take it TODAY, and realize the great good it Is sure to do you. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Medicine. All druggists. NEUTRALITY IS IGNORED BY HAWAII Dewey's Glorious Victory Vigorously Celebrated at Honolulu. Committees Selected to Welcome the Boys in Blue While En Route to the Philippines. HONOLULU, May 21.— The war spirit has captured Hawaii. Honolulu has seldom seen such an enthusiastic gath ering as that assembled in the Drill Shed on the evening of the 18th. Amer ican patriotism was rampant, and the eagle of America screamed in harmony with the bold bird of Germany and the roar of the British lion, all in honor of brave Dewey and the boys in blue who are expected to touch at our port on their way to the Philippines. The American Minister and his Con sul-General let flow the floods of im passioned patriotic oratory, untram meled with diplomatic discretion, while Hawaii's Attorney-General forgot for the nonce that he was the law adviser of the Government. It was throughout the meeting the ardor of the heart on fire and not the cool thought of the head, that had full sway and control But in place of "Semper Eadem, the banner of our pride," it was the glori ous stars and stripes that was waved over victorious Dewey and the sunken Maine. It was "Old Glory" and a "Holy War." Who cared for neutrality laws on that evening? We shared the bene fits and gifts of the United States in time of peace and prosperity, and weak and defenseless as we are, it was our duty and right to cling all the closer to- her in her hour of trial. The mouse once saved the lion. All we had was hers, and we would proclaim it in the face of the world, with or without the Government's permission. It required but little persuasion for the hot-heads to rally forth and hoist the flag, but Harold Sewall and W. O. Smith only smiled grimly at the suggestion. Oratorical torpedoes and dynamite phrases having been exploded to the ear's content, the meeting got down to business, and a committee of nearly 150 prominent men — Americans, Brit ishers, Germans and hybrids were ap pointed to make all necessary arrange ments to meet the troop ships and our well-beloved Charleston, and to give them such a reception and entertain ment as will cause them to remember Hawaii through the weary watches of the battle-field and long after the Angel of Peace has wafted her wings over their victorious arms. This general committee has been di vided into sub-committees, with the following chairmen: George W. Smith, general chairman, with J. Walter Jones as secretary-; Colonel J. H. Fisher, Sen ator Baldwin, Major George A. Ash ley, Dr. Grossman, J. B. Atherton, Dr. W. J. Maxwell and W. H. Hoogs. If the men are allowed to land, the executive grounds, the barracks and the Drill Shed, the public parks, the boat club houses and other places will he placed at their disposal. They will be feasted and feted and the ladies' committee will act as their hostesses and waitresses, i If they are condemned to shipboard all their wants will be attended to, and a regatta arranged in their honor. The English-speaking races will com bine in the demonstration, and our purses will be as open as our hearts. We will forget politics, and for once be united in a bond of harmony, for getful of the fact that we have a gov ernment which may be embarrassed by our hearty hospitality. We shall ignore all laws but those of affection. We will hold the fort in loving civil rebellion and down the oligarchs by popular tyranny. The address of welcome is to be pre pared by a committee consisting of i Hon. Albert Francis Judd, LL D., the Chief Justice and Chancellor; Hon. Paul Neumann, Senator Cecil Brown, Captain W. A. Klnney and W. U. Arm strong, ex-Minister and editor of the ADVERTISEMENTS^ _^_^_ IECORATIONDAYT We expect to close our place of business on Monday, May 30. Our many patrons are asked to place their orders as early to-day as is convenient. We have large shipping orders for Alaska. Japan and China to get out to-day, but will be pleased to serve all who come with the best the world has in It and at the right price. A few special bargains for quick sales. 25 Cents Will Buy 2 ir-s No. 1 Fresh Cocoanut, bulk. 1 large bar Flannel White Soap, home made. 5 bottles French Mustard In oil. S cans fine Baltimore Oysters, 1 rb. 1 rb of very good Tea. family use. 1 rb superior Ground Chocolate. 5 lbs best mixed Bird Seed. 1 box choice fresh Macaroni. 7 Iba Tapioca or Sago. 2 IT)S good sound Green Coffee. 8 rbs bulk Laundry Starch. 1 pair Girl's Low Shoes. 2»4, 3. 34. 1 pair Infant's Fancy Shoes. 5 pairs Little Gray Stockings. 5 Vndershirts for infants. 1 year. 5 elegant Harmonicas, 15c kind. 50 Cents Will Buy 55 Candles, 10-ounce, Electrio or Standard. 1 Tb whole Nutmeg. 4V, Tbs Tea Siftings. uncolored or green Japan. 5 fancy Table Dishes, filled with Mustard. 1-gallon tin Rock Candy Drips. 1 Bicycle Carrier, reduced from J2 50. 1 Army Knapsack and Haversack. H "** — H\^i» Is IS a^B^ ■WHWWWBBWN cHI^T/IBS lafil BsS3 HI BOH E» 1 fSBV I ' a^^B^nQ^BJHsfflSJ^^;. 89l -IB IB |^k BH I wpl ?4?^Tff\F- W 1 9& b^^b *^^^ bbb j bi v^j^***^^^^ B^ We deliver goods anywhere in town promptly. We deliver same day in towns across the bay. \l| Id We pack safely and guarantee safe carriage. _- IHi |» / We make a great point of keeping best goods. ,Wfl^ , /m ■/ We want to please buyers of all lines. \^RK^jatf^Bf H^/ We ct— &ci you to buy for your wants, not more. \^|^B B™ / We understand packing for Alaska or foreign trad*. All car lines bring you here for a single fare. 25-27 MARKET STREET. S. F. A Advertiser. It will be drafted by Mr. Neumann. I There have been some crushing de | feats by the Government in the Legis j latur^. The most important was on tha j Seymour cable bill. This was a rout ; and brought forth such heated lan ! guage on both sides that the papers | have not published the discussion. Tha i bill, amended out of all recognition by% ! its framers, passed by a vote of 10 to 4. r I The Government's five Senators went j over to the opposition in a body. It I was elicited that the President, with | out the cognizance of the Cabinet, had ! informed certain Senators that he now favored the bill as arm-nded. It was in. vain that Ministers Damon and Smith | pleaded for the honor of the country : and the Ministry, and threatened resig ; nation and invited a direct vote of cen sure instead of these constant defeats. They merely appealed to bitterly pre judiced ears and the vote came with even more crushing effect than they had anticipated. The Carter memorial fountain vote I was another one which was obtained | merely to strike another blow at the i Cabinet, and still more curious is the | defeats of the President's own land bill, ! drawn by himself and promised a pas | sage on its introduction. Apparently it i now only requires that a measure shall be known as being favored by the ad ' ministration to cause its annihilation. ! We are now asking ourselves what will |be the end of all this bickering? Will \ the worn-out Cabinet some day sullenly ! and suddenly resign? If so wan will be | their successors? Men of position are ! reluctant to join in governing a State ■ unsettled politically as ours is almost !on the eve (should annexation not I promptly ensue) of an election the re sults of which it is impossible for any ! living man to predict. 11l health, too, causes us to lose one of our most capa ble and honest legislators in the per | son of Henry Waterhouse, who leaves our shores for yours in the hope of recovering his health, shattered by leg islative duties. Strange is the whirligig of time. Here we have the very men who overthrew the monarchy for licensing the sale of I opium boldly passing an act themselves j ■to license its sale. Our climate makes f ■us inconsistent. We shall evidently get I the best of the bargain in annexation for we shall have all the profits of the partnership and you all the expenses. As has been anticipated in this cor respondence the bill repealing the in iquitous labor contract law is quietly I dying in a committee of the House only j to be brought forth at the very close lof the session to be slaughtered. It has i been used for all that it was worth aa j an argument in the United States on ! behalf of annexation and is now dis ! carded, like many others of the tricky i artifices that have been brought into ' play. The probability is that there will i be an extra session of the Legislature , called to complete unfinished business. The Legislature has "generously" raised Princess Kaiulani's allowance by f $1000 a year without any apparent op position, but has declined to raise the salaries of the President or his Cabinet. Among interesting domestic legisla tion are acts prohibiting the Chinese from sprinkling clothes with the mouth, to establish steam laundries and for rapid transit street railroads. 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