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VOLUME LXXXV- NO. 102.
DEWEY TO RETURN BY WAY OF SUEZ CANAL THE CRUISER BOSTON. To Be Sent as a Sop to San Francisco in Lieu of the Great Dewey. -itE)V YORK. May 10.— The Her \ aid's Washington correspondent NEW TORK. 10.— The Her * Washington correspondent : Uowing: As an In- JL 1 dlcation of the confidence of the administration on the approach ing close of the rebellion in the Philip pines, I learned to-day that orders have been given to Admiral Dewey to send the cruiser Boston to San Francisco and to place the Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon and Don Juan de Austria, when completed, in reserve at Cavite, The dispatch of the Boston to San Fran cisco is undoubtedly due to the desire of the department to give the people of the Pacific Slope an opportunity to greet one of the cruisers which fought iri the battle of Manila Bay. The Ral eigh came home through -the Suez ca nal; the Hympia, with Admiral Dewey on board, will return by the same route, and the authorities think it only fair that the next home-coming cruiser should be sent to San Francisco. Thf departure of the Raleigh, Olym pia and Boston from Manila will leave attached to the Asiatic squadron but three of the ships which fought in the battle of Manila — the Baltimore, Concord and Petrel, the little dispatch boat McCulloch having returned some months ago. The Petrel is the next WARRIORS OF TANU ARE YET OUT IN FORCE Special Dispatch to The Call. APIA, Samoa, May 4 (via Berlin, May 10). The difference which arose regarding the line outside of which the Mataafans agreed to withdraw has been peacefully adjusted, and work has been resumed on the plantations near Vailele. All the houses in the neighborhood of Apia are still strongly occupied by Tanu's warriors. Tanu has lodged complaint with the Supreme Court against the administration of the Treasury, which is now controlled by the insula of Germany, Great Britain and the United States, pending Dr. Solf's assumption of the duties. Tanu demands that he be paid a monthly salary of $150, which is thrice the amount paid to Maliotoa Laupepea, The United States Consul, Lieutenant Osborne, acting as cashier of the Treasury, refused to pay the money de manded, but the Chief Justice, Mr. chambers, gave judgment in favor of Tanu for the amount claimed. CATHOLIC KNIGHTS OF AMERICA IN COUNCIL KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 10.— Catholic Knights of America who met in annual council here to-day, with nearly every State represented, resumed the old fight over the question of admitting wo men to membership almost as soon as the convention had been called to order. The law committee came before the con vention with majority and minority re ports the majority favoring the admis sion of the women. At the morning session consideration of the reports was temporarily postponed, hut in the after noon tho matter was laid before the con vention, and then began a I .bate that lasted until late to-night, when a vote was taken and the women were again defeated. The final vote was 274 in the affirmative and 178 In the negative. As the proposed amendment required a two thirds majority to carry the champions of the wom^ii were vanquished. An effort to reconsider the vote will be made to-morrow. WESTERN LABOR UNION. Will Aid Candidates Who Support the - Working-men. SALT LAKE, May 10, Tie members of the Western Labor Union were In session until '_ i 'clock this afternoon. The session was secret. In the preamble to the con stitution one clause adopted to-day reads: "And furthermore it will be the duty of all local unions to look up the records of all nominees who are running tor public office— national, State or municipal— and give their full support to those who are V working in our behalf, unless the unions have decided to place before the voters a complete ticket of their own, for it ha^ been clearly demonstrated that if we are to have just laws we must have our own people form them." A strong resolution was adopted against importation of laborers from Japan. The San Francisco Call. ship due to return and she then will probably come home across the Pa cific The date of the departure of the Bos ton has not been fixed, but it will occur as soon as the admiral has transferred to her a number of officers and men whose time has expired. Upon her ar rival at San Francisco, it is expected she will be directed to touch at ports along the Pacific Coast, just as the Raleigh is doing, and as the Olympia will be required to do when she ar rives in New York. A determined effort is being made by the Pacific Slope to have Admiral Dewey return to Washington via San Francisco, rather than by the Suez ca nal. Secretary Long is being flooded with telegrams from ciues. Boards of Trade, etc., from all over the country, informing him of their intention to give banquets and to otherwise honor Ad miral Dewey upon his return. The rep resentative or a railroad company railed upon Secretary Long to-day and informed him that his company would place the finest train ever run at the disposal of the admiral if he would come to this city via San Francisco. To all communications received Sec retary Long has made a courteous re WILL DROP SILVER AND FIGHT TRUSTS Special Dispatch to Th* Call. NEW YORK,. May 10.— Former Gov ernor William J. Stone of Missouri, when he came to New York a few days ago had another mission besides that of warning Eastern Democrats who bolted in 1896 that the doors of the next Democratic National Convention will be barred to them, as told in The Call to day. This second mission was to in vite the Western men's pick of the Eastern flock to attend a big anti-trust dinner that is to be held In St. Louis on May 25. To that dinner Stone has bidden at least two New Yorkers who are not tied absolutely to the theory of 16 to 1, on which Stone says Bryan will be re nominated. One of these is Augustus Van Wyck, who, while he supports the Democratic ticket, is a bimetallist and a believer in the idea that Congress is the body that should settle the cur rency question. Another is Oliver P. Belmont, who has traveled with Bryan, and whose name is brought back to New York by every Western and Southern Democrat who comes here as that of one who may run for the Vice Presidency on Bryan's ticket. Belmont is confessedly a gold Demo crat. Ho has said so many times, but each time he has rounded out the period with a saving clause, which stated that lf the majority of his party should decide in favor of free silver he would stand by the majority. Van Wyck has been asked to speak at the anti-trust dinner. Stone is the active spirit back of the anti-trust din ner, which Bryan will attend, and Democrats in the East look to it to result in making of him national chair man to succeed Senator Jones, who is in poor health. Eastern men also regard it as a change in the tactics on Bryan's part. It will force to the front the issue that they think is the most Important of any suggested for a platform. Chile's Floating Exhibition. Special Dispatch to The 'all and the .v. a- York Herald Copyrighted, ISO'J. by James Gor don Bennett VALPARAISO, May 10.—Representa tive*- of commerce have asked the Gov ernment's co-operation to establish a floating exhibition of Chilean products, to visit ports along the Paciflc Coast. Annexation by Germany. Special Dispatch to The Call awl the New York Herald. Copyrighted, 1599, by James Gor don Bennett. RIO JANEIRO, May 10.— The press here comments on the campaign in the German press in favor of the annexation by Ger many of the territory belonging to the Hansetic Company. - -" •> SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, . MAY" 11, 1899. sponse, thanking his correspondents for their kindly offers and stating that the admiral will have an opportunity after his return of enjoying the hospi tality which it is proposed to extend to him. So far as the proposition for the Olympia to return to San Francisco is concerned, the matter rests in Admiral Dewey's hands, and he has signified his intention of coming home through the Suez canal. The department will not give him any instructions in the matter, and it has no reason to believe that he contemplates making a change in the route he will follow on his way home. Secretary* Long has been in formed that Admiral Dewey several months ago, learning of the welcome awaiting him, said he was afraid to come home, and the department offi cials add that from the Invitations be ing extended to him he has good rea son for his fears. Rear Admiral Van Rej-pen. surgeon general of the navy, has received a let ter from the surgeon of the Oregon, Dr. Stevenson, at Manila, stating that tic health of the ship's company is excel lent, notwithstanding the trying heat of the tropics. Surgeon Stevenson added: "The admiral (Dewey) is look ing well and feeling well." AN EXTRA SESSION TO BE CALLED Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, May lo!-The Wash ington correspondent of the Herald tel* egrapha: I have the authority of a member of the Cabinet for the state ment that the President before he left Washington had practically made-up his mind to call Congress together in extraordinary session about the 20th of October. He has discussed the mat ter with members of the Cabinet and some of the leaders in Congress. In his interviews with the latter he made no declarations as to his intentions. He simply asked their views. He has found a difference of opinion among legisla tors, but members of his Cabinet gener ally agree with him that it would be advantageous to the country and the Republican party to have Congress called together a month or two earlier than usual, ln order that several big questions to be brought before it may be disposed of in time for adjournment before the nominating conventions next year. • ; .'y.-y.;. -', The President wants the policy of the Government In respect to the Philip pines and other colonial possessions thoroughly defined and ' the currency question disposed of before the next campaign. These are the • governing considerations, but there are minor reasons for beginning Its work on Oc tober 20, instead of December 4. Congress will be able to organize and make considerable progress with its work before the holiday recess. If de ferred until December the President fears the session will be prolonged until la^e In the summer with many of the questions which the administration is anxious to have out of the way still pending while the nomination conven tions are in session. He expects to have his policy in respect to the future' of the Philippines fully outlined early in October. Long before that Admiral Dewey will be here with a preliminary report from the. members of the Schurman Peace Commission. It has already been ex clusively stated, in the Herald that the commission favors a form of govern ment for the Philippines modeled after our own. In brief, its plan contem plates the appointment by the Presi dent of a Governor, with a Cabinet to consist of leading Filipinos, a Judi ciary, also to be appointed by the Pres ident, and a Legislature to be elected by the inhabitants, who will have the right of suffrage subject to. property and educational qualifications.* This Is the form of civil government which will favor the / basic principles of the commission's recommendations , and which has already received the appro val of the President. • .ay MABINI SAYS INSURGENTS ARE HOPEFUL Aguinaldo's Man Friday De clares Fighting Will Be Continued. — — RELYING ON EUROPE — ♦ — ■ While Waiting for Europe to Inter fere Filipinos Prepare for Des perate Resistance. — • — Special Cable to The Call and the Xew York Herald. Copyrighted, 1899, by James Gor don Bennett. ____ MANILA, P. 1., May 11.— In an interview printed in Spanish, Se nor Mabini, who is at the head of the Aguin aldo Cabinet, says the insurgents are very hopeful. They will con tinue the fighting, rely ing upon European in tervention. Insurgents of the province of Cavite are preparing to make a desperate resistance to the Americans. The insurgents have succeeded in landing ten machine guns at Capiz, on the island of Panay. FILIPINO CONGRESS MEETS AT SAN ISIDRO Although Those Present Are Parti sans of Aguinaldo, They Express Strong Desire for Peace. MANILA, May 10, 7:30 p. m.— Reports received from the in surgent line, which, however, have not been confirmed, say that a meeting of the Filipino Congress has been held at San Isidro. There was no quorum present, but in spite of this fact some business was transact ed. The reports add that although those who attended were mostly par tisans of Aguinaldo, a strong desire for peace was expressed. Major General Mac Arthur will prob ably remain at San Fernando until fresh troops can be forwarded to him from this city to replace some of the , volunteers who have become exhausted I from the long campaign. Filipino rifle men to the number of 8000 are in- I trenched on three sides of Bacolor. The Americans. however, are fully able to held the city if Monday's attack was a specimen of the enemy's fighting ability. The Filipino General Mascardo's army, Inspired by wine taken from the storehouses of Bacolor and by the gen eral'^ oratory, on Monday evening at tacked San Fernando. There was tre mendous yelling and a great expendi ture of cartridges by the rebels, but very little result. General Maseardo holds the outskirts of Bacolor, west of the railroad. In front of his positions are the Kansas and Montana regi ments, which occupy trenches that the Filipinos built In anticipation of an at tack from the direction of the sea. . During the afternoon of Monday General Maseardo, with a large retinue of officers, rode along the lines, fre quently stopping to harangue his war riors. At dusk a detachment of rebels rushed toward the outposts of the Montana Regiment, but were met by a hot fire from the Montana -Regiment line. The insurgents from trenches nearly three miles long responded. After an hour's firing, during which one private soldier of the Montana Regiment was wounded, the insurgents subsided, although they - kept up a scattering fire throughout the night. Prisoners who were brought into the American lines said that General Mas eardo distributed barrels of wine among his soldiers, telling them that he expected to capture the city of San Fernando. The trenches undoubtedly saved the Americans from heavy loss, the bullets falling thick about them during the engagement. General Luna Is massing his army east of the railway," bringing up troops by trainloads In sight of the American lines. The country between San Fer nando and Calumpit is filling up with natives who profess great friendship toward Americans, but who are sus pected by many of sympathy with the insurrection. A Filipino connected with the American Hospital Corps was killed, it is supposed, by amigos, so called. The army tlnclad gunboats Laguna de Bal and Cavedonga, under the com mand of Captain Grant, steamed up the Rio Grande to Calumpit to-day, clear ing the entire country of rebels from the bay upward. When the vessels reached Macabebe, about a thousand of the inhabitants of the place assembled upon the banks of the river cheering the expedition lustily. Captain Grant was given an ovation when he went ashore. . Many .of .'.'the .'. Macabfib.es . expressed COST OF PRODUCING GAS. 1 Figures Which Tell How a Monopoly I Manages to Plunder the People I and Absorb Rivals. 88 ,♦. ■ 1 fr /HEN the people of San Francisco ascertain the real truth regarding the cost of pro ♦. \l\l during illuminating- gas they will not be surprised that the old San Francisco Gas *. V V Company has been able to destroy competition by the absorption of rival companies. ♦ Should some enterprising expert or Supervisor tabulate from the municipal reports the V amount annually paid by the city during the past twenty-four years for lighting streets, pub •s lie buildings, schools and engine-houses the record of the aggregate amount disbursed would 25 startle the taxpayers. When the sums collected from private consumers can be added to the *• enormous amount collected from the city the plundering propensities of the corporation may j* be fully revealed. ft The profits in the manufacture of gas, aggregating millions, have enabled the company S5 to water its stock from time to time and finally pay dividends on a pretended investment of ss thirteen million dollars. 85 A great outcry is now made because the rate for supplying gas has been reduced to 85 Si i o per iooo feet. The Call is prepared to show that immense profits can be legitimately 85 realized at that rate. 85 The expense of manufacturing gas for the Agnews State Hospital can be cited as an *• example. The engineer of that institution studied the figures submitted by the San Francisco ♦ Gas and Electric Company. His own practical tests for one year demonstrate clearly that V gas in a limited quantity can be produced for 55 or 60 cents per 1000 feet. As the quantity ? increases the cost per 1000 feet diminishes. Here are the figures of cost and production at ♦ Agnews from January Ito December 31, 1898: % j Coal used. 271 tons; gas made, 2,124.640 feet; surplus coke, 80 tons; tar, 50 barrels. § Cost of one bench of retorts — Retorts, $151 freight, $180; setting same, $100; total, ? $431 48. One bench of retorts lasts about two years, hence $215 74 is calculated for as the V cost for one year. The cost of coal is placed at $1957, which, added to the cost of one bench 5 of retorts, gives the sum of $2172 74 as the total cost for the year. s § A rebate of $850 is derived from the sale of 80 tons of coke at $10 per ton and 50 bar- V reis of tar at $1 per barrel. Deducting the rebate of $850 from the foregoing cost, $2172 74, •5 the sum of 322 74 stands as the actual cost of producing 2,124,640 feet of gas. The en -B*s gineer computes that the cost is between 55 and 60 cents per 1000 feet. ♦ The cost of distribution to householders is not here computed. It must be taken into ♦ consideration, however, that production on a vast scale would place the cost of manufacture 1 much below 50 cents per 1000 feet. *♦ Considering the enormous tax placed on the people of San Francisco for light and H water, it is a wonder that any progress has been made by the city. •»♦s_ ■+t2+-+il+' _• ■*■ -»- 83 ♦ £♦ ?2 *♦* 83 *♦* -S+K^S+fi+S-*^?**-?*-*^'*- ?*+■&+&+ SS*»-58+?8*-! PRESIDENT INTENDS TO VISIT THE WEST But This Time He Will Extend His Tour to San Fran cisco. © NEW YORK. May 10.— The Herald's Washington correspondent © •* sends the following: President McKinley proposes to make a tour of the g % West during his coming summer vacation. Arrangements for the trip g *•> have not yet been perfected, but it is understood that he will go to '■?, & San Francisco by the Southern Pacific route and return over the North- & a crn Pacific. He will leave about the middle of July and be gone prob- g Sr* ably six weeks. «8 & Administration officials who know the President's plan deny that the g 0 trip has any political purpose. They liken it to the journey made by g £*. the President last fall to the Omaha Exposition, the result of which, g» '0 however, was a demand for the cession of the entire Philippine archi- JC" •*; pelago. g ■65 There is no doubt that the President will take advantage of the trip §• •$ to ascertain public sentiment in the West on the question of the reten- 0 § tion of the Philippines. So far as can be learned he does not intend g o» to make any set speeches, though undoubtedly he will address the people gg O at points at which his train will stop along the route. C_ 8" * ©%0%0?20**0!*0?iO 82 OBBOSBOB2OKOO\ O %0»*0SS0!i030S0 S OS?OSSO%< • _ " Ov\9 themselves as being anxious to enter | the service of the American navy for j the campaign against the Tagals. The United States transports Puebla j and Pennsylvania sailed for home to day by way of Nagasaki. The trans ports Nelson and Cleveland will leave on Thursday and Friday. The United States Philippine Com mission has been considering a provin cial constitution for the island of Ne gros, which was framed by General James F. Smith and leading natives. It is largely modeled after the constitu tion of California. While it has many good points, the commission will prob ably recommend a uniform government for all the provinces. This constitution, it is intended, will give the natives self government, co-operating with the mil itary regime. Work on the constitution has been apportioned to the several members of the Philippine Commission. The report of President Schurman will be special to national, provincial and municipal government; Colonel Charles Denby will consider the or ganization of courts and Professor D. C. Worcester will investigate tribal, physical and commercial features in the islands. All the members of the committee are consulting with resident experts. ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS CABLE ADMIRAL DEWEY CHICAGO, May 10.— The Illinois Manufacturers' Association to-day sent a cablegram to Admiral Dewey at Manila urging him to become the guest of the association upon his return from tie Philippines and suggesting that he adopt the San Francisco route instead of coming by way of New York. 1 The cablegram sent to-day is as follows: Admiral George Dewey, Manila: Gov ernor John R. Tanner of Illinois and Mayor Carter H. Harrison of Chicago jofn us in renewing our invitation of Oc tober 29. urging your acceptance and sug fffiSfoffi 6 I^/uTa^rTr 1 !' ASSO CIATION. Sails for the Ladrones. NEW YORK. May TO.— auxiliary cruiser Yosemite, which has been fitting here for the last month in preparation for her voyage to the Ladrone Islands, sailed to-day. . Captain D. P. Leary, who has been appointed Governor of Guam, and a garrison of marines for the posts are on her, and she carried a quantity of stores and supplies. FIVE-STORY WAREHOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE One of the Brave Firemen Comes in Contact With Electric Wires and Is Killed. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. May 10.— The big five-story warehouse of the Newby Trans fer and Storage Company at 1216 and 1218 Union avenue was destroyed by fire to night. The loss is estimated at over $100,000. James F. McNellis, a fireman, foreman of truck company 4, was killed. After the falling of a rear wall McNellis and five other firemen went in upon the debris with a line of hose. The foreman came in contact % with a live electric wire that had been carried down from the roof of the building and was killed. The hanging wire struck McNellis on j the forehead and the shock caused him to plunge forward into a network of live I wires, where his companions saw him die. Two of the firemen were severely shocked ! in their efforts to recover the body. Mc- j Neills' face was terribly burned where the j flesh had been in contact with the wires. j The fire, which is supposed to have started in a boxcar that had been run into the building on the company's switch, had gained such headway when the firemen arrived that all they could do was to keep the fire from spreading to the other build ings in the wholesale district. The de stroyed building, which was owned by Frank Deardorf, was valued at $23,000 and was insured for $15,000. Members of the Newby Company estimate the value of the contents at about $SO,OOO and say there will be little salvage. WHITES HONOR A NEGRO. Frank W. McCarthy's Death Deeply Mourned in Georgia. ALBANY, Ga., May 10— Frank W. Mc- Carthy, one of the most prominent ne groes in Southeast Georgia, died at his home in this city last night. His funeral occurred here to-day and was attended by an immense throng of both whites and blacks. For the first time in the history of Albany, a town of 8000 inhabitants, every store and office was closed In honor of a negro, no business being transacted while the funeral was In progress. Mc- Carthy never dabbled in politics, but was probably the most Influential negro in the country. His death Is deplored by white and colored people. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MILES SEEKS W. J. BRYAN'S INFLUENCE The General Yet Has a Hope of Securing Congressional Action on Bad Beef. — • — Special Dispatch to The Call. CHICAGO, May 10.— A Washington special to the Inter Ocean says: Gen eral Miles is observing the letter but not the spi* t*. of the obligation to ac cept the report of the army beef court of inquiry as final. He still talks to friends about a "packed court" and they are quietly working for Congres sional investigation. William J. Bryan's influence has been sought. It is stated on good authority that even before the report was made public Miles com municated with Bryan and suggested to him the political advantage of Con gressional investigation, pushed by Democrats, expressing the belief that enough anti-administration Repub licans could be found to vote with the Democrats to secure such an investiga tion. It was pointed out to the silver leader that the people would be with Miles re gardless of whether or not he was vin dicated by the inquiry board and that this influence could be used to advance the interests of the young Nebraskan if he openly espoused the cause of the general, who was being persecuted by men responsible for killing soldiers with bad beef. Whether Bryan took notice of Miles' letter is not known. Champions of Miles are determined the beef controversy shall not be dropped. They are encouraged to think Miles has won a point in the Presi dent's decision to drop the whole af fair with the report and continue Miles at the head of the army. They declare the President was forced to t*his con clusion by a fear of alienating a large number of Republicans who joined Miles in his denunciation of the War Department. They feel they have thor oughly intimidated a majority of the Cabinet into the belief that it will never do to make a "martyr" of Miles. They declare that Miles having exert ed enough influence to prevent his re moval from the position of major gen eral in command, even after such an arraignment against him as the find ings of the court, the same fear of his popularity and the same influence in the Cabinet can be used to drive Sec retary Alger from the head of the War Department. They insist that as the two officials cannot work in harmony one of them must retire for the good of the service, and that the President, fearing to remove Miles, will be forced to intimate to Alger he should retire. They claim that they have flve mem bers of the Cabinet who will urge upon the President the necessity for har mony and a new Secretary of War who can co-operate with the general in com mand, assuming that Miles is now un der no oollgation to co-operate with the present Secretary of War, and that by refusing to do this he can force