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VOLUME LXXXV-NO. 178.
DEWEY STATUE AN ASSURED SUCCESS Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars Sub- ° scribed in One Day to the Monu- 1 ment to the Hero of Manila. • TWENTT-PIV E THOUSA NP DOLARS was the amount subscribed toward the monu ment to Admiral Dewey and the American navy yesterday. It vms the tirst day the citizens' committee having charge of the project had hpgun ihf> Rotual work .if raising funds, and one-fourth of the entire amount necessary for the purpose was the result But the .: not going to come in in $5000 and $10,000 lumps, li must be distinctly understood that California's tribute to the hero of Manila Bay and the officers and men who shared with him the glorious victory is an offering from all the people, and not from a few. The committee wisely decided to give the people an absolute guaran tee of the success of the movement by securing a safe start before calling upon the multitude's for their offerings. Thousands have already been pledged; now the dimes and dol lars will begin to pour in. The general committee met in r Phelan'fl private office at 4 Lay afternoon, there . a larger attendance than at either of the previous meetings, which attests to the growing popu larity of the Dewey monument. Mayor Phelan presided, and there were also present E. B. Pond. Irv ing M. Scott, Captain Fletcher, F. W. Van Sicklen, George D. Clark, Charles 1.. Patton, Joseph D. Grant, Bloss, W. C Stafford, J. B. Reinsteln, Charles Bundschu, Jo seph S. Tobin and Colonel C. H. Murphy. Mr. Scott announced that he was going East on the evening train and would see the California colony in New York and elsewhere and -nlist their co-operation. \ finance committee, consisting O f ]•:. W. Hopkins, K. B. Pond, Charles L. Patton, F. W. Van KILLED BY LIGHTNING WHILE PREACHING Awful Death of Rev. H. H. Baldwin While Conducting Revival Services in Oklahoma. NEW YORK, May 26.-A special to the Bun from Guthrle, O. T., says: Rev, , H. H. Baldwin, an aged preacher, was killed by lightning while conducting religious hers.. at Fountain, in Dewey County, last night. For a week he had been con ducting a revival, and the little church was crowded yesterday. He gave out the hymn and led in prayer, and then went to the Bible and gave out bis text. Then the storm broke. He appealed to' the con gregation to lead better lives and to feel spiritual calm after a life of sin, the roughness and turbulence of which he compared with the violence of the storm raging out of doors. Just then the crash of thunder came, while a brilliant flash almost blinded those in the front pews. When they recovered from the confusion the minister lay on the floor dead. The congregation was in a great state of fear, and the men in the audience, mostly cattlemen, feared to ap proach the body for some minutes. Women screamed and some fainted. Mr. Baldwin had been living in the Ter ritory several years. He came from ll nois. AN APPEAL TO AID THE FAMINE SUFFERERS Rev. Mr. Francis Writes That Two Million Dollars Are Required for Russian Relief Work. NEW YORK. May X. A cable to the Bun from London say a: Rev. Mr. Fran pastor of the British-American church in St. Petersburg, writes to the papers a pitiful appeal for help for 5,000, --000 famine Bufferera in the eastern prov of Russia, where lie is now work ing as chairman of the relief committee. fives distressing details of the Buf fering of the people. Tic says that $2,000, --000 will be required to keep the starving ] pi<> alive during the three months to the next harvest. The San Francisco Call. Sicklen and Leon Sloss. was ap pointed to take charge of subscrip tions as they come in and attend to the other financial matters. Captain Fletcher submitted sign for a Bouvenir receipt, was adopted with a few slight al terations suggested by the mem bers present. The souvenir is a marvel of artistic elegance and will long be cherished by the fortunate ssors. Then the question of raising funds was brought up and it was decided after some discussion as to the best method of proceeding, that it would be advisable to go before the people with a positive assurance of the success of the movement in the shape of a sufficient sum pledged to dispel all doubt. Mayor Phelan an nounced that although First Vice President Claus Spreckela has been out of town for some days, and consequently unable to attend the meetings of the committee so far, he had sent word to the Mayor that he would be happy to send in his sub scription to the fund as soon as the committee was in readiness to re ceive It. The Mayor was requested to send a telegram to Mr. Spreckels inviting him to head the list. The dispatch was sent and promptly came the reply that Mr. Spreckels would head the list with $10,000. Mayor Phelan told the committee that he was anxious to pay $5000 for one" of those souvenir receipts; another member announced that John W. Mackay's check for a similar amount was awaiting the committee's pleasure, and still another stated that "a friend" who modestly declined to have his name made public just at present was ready with the third $5000 subscription. Each announcement was received WHEN DOES THE 19TH CENTURY CLOSE This Question Takes the Presbyterian Assembly Longer to Decide Than the Roberts Case. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 26.— 1t took the general assembly of the Presbyterian church longer to decide to-day when the nineteenth century ends than it took to pass the resolution against the Mormon Congressman Roberts and in favor of the anti-polygamy amendment to the na tional constitution. These resolutions, which represent the matured thought of the Presbyterians of the United States after many months of consideration, so exactly expressed the sentiment of every conunisisoner that they were adopted without even a single supporting speech. The commisslone rs generally feel that in calling for the expulsion of Roberts and for the adoption of an amendment to the national constitution detlning legal mar riage to be monogamic they have started a movement which will be taken up all over the country and will reach event ual success. The adopted resolutions were originally written b» K<-v. William Paden of Salt Lake City, but were modified arid expanded by the committee on bills and overtures, though not essentially. As for the end of the nineteenth cen tury, one of the reports spoke of next year as the opening of the new century. I'pon objection and after a little debatt the stated clerk held that next year is the last of this century. Presbyterians will henceforth get along without this exciting topic of discussion. DEWEY AMAZED MY LAVISH PREPARATIONS NEW YORK, May 27.— The World's Hongkong corespondent cables he gave Admiral Dewey to-day the first Informa tion that the city of New York will ex pend $150,000 and the State of New York $7fi.000 in giving a fitting welcome to the hero of Manila Bay. The Admiral said: "I am amazcu at such lavish prepara tions." SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, MAY 27. 1899. with hearty applause, and the members expressed themselves as more than satisfied with the out look. Some of them suggested that the committee on design would have to hurry up with Its work or the money would all be collected before the plans had been cum plete 1. With a quarter of the total amount pledged at the start, the committee felt that the people would feel assured that the monu ment was beyond the sentimental stage and had become a reality, and th"y would respond accordingly. The city was divided into districts and every member of the committee assigned to one section with in structions to make a most thorough canvass for funds. Every bank and insurance company, merchant and broker, tradesman and professional man will be called upon to contrib ute. As the Dewey monument is a State affair the country is looked to for support as well as the city, and for the benefit of those living out of town as well as residents of the outlying districts all the local news papers have been authorized to re ceive subscriptions. The commit tee will appoint no collectors and nobody aside from the business of fices of the daily papers and the members of the committee them selves is authorized to collect sub scriptions. If you are not nerson ally acquainted with some member of the committee the best plan is for you to drop into one of the newspaper offices and leave your contribution or write to the com mittee for a subscription blank, which has been prepared and will be sent to you. Fill this out and send it in and one of the committee will call upon you. The first $25,000 was raised In one day, the people should strive to raise the second $25,000 in equally as short a time. RECOVERS THE BOY HE MOURNED AS DEAD Kidnaped Son of T. S. Gardiner Found With a Family at Otter Bay. VANCOUVER, B. C, May 26.— The seven-year-old son of T. S. Gardiner, said to be a merchant of San Francisco, was discovered to-day by the police in the pos session of Samuel Cawker, who lives at Otter Bay. Three months ago the Gardi ner boy mysteriously disappeared from Seattle, where his father had placed him in a private family. It was learned thai he had been stolen while on the way to school, but the father persisted in the be lief that be was dead. So certain was he of this that he wrote to a firm of under takers in this city, asking if they knew anything about the boy having beeh bur ied. They did not, and then the case was placed in the hands of the police. The boy, who is a bright little fellow, was enticed away by his stepmother, who ■I' • rted Gardiner two years ago. She brought him to Vancouver, and here treated him cruelly. Then she took him to the Cawkers. which is an out of the way place, and left him there, promising to pay for his board. The child was thin and emaciated. Nothing has been seen of the stepmother since. She lived at the place for a while, but used the child so badly that Cawker, taking a fancy to the boy, agreed to take care of him. Oardlner is expected to arrive here next week after his -son, who will be placed again in the care of friends at Seattle. GERMANS ARE JUBILANT. Gratified by What They Are Pleased to Term Kautz's "Recall." BERLIN, May 26.— The newspapers here are jubilating over what they term Admiral Kautz's "recall." The Lokal Anzelger says: This shows anew the American Government's good will to remove all obstacles to a peaceful understanding. It also says that a third German, Captain Knlse, is now under ar rest on the German cruiser Falke, at Apia, charged, like Herron Huffnagel and Marquardt, with complicity in the recent insurrection. COLD BEDS WILL HELD MILLIONS Thus Declares the Discoverer of the Cerro Pinto Placers. ALLEN FRASER TALKS By the Crudest Methods Indians and Mexicans Have Taken Out Fortunes. Special Dispatch to The Call. LOS ANGELES, May 26.— Allen G. Fraser, who has gained prom inence through having been the first white man to enter the rich placer dig-sings j n tne Santa Clara district. 300 miles south of En senada. In Lower California, is a fruit grower, having his home at Arlington, Riverside County, in an Interview with James Irving, the assayer, Fraser said: "I can fully confirm the reports of discoveries of gold in the placer grounds in the Santa Clara district. The half has not been told, neither has the greatest wealth in that section been touched. These placer grounds have been worked in a crude way by Indians and Mexicans for many years. They have used the simplest of appliances. ! In keeping with their nature they have been very secretive. The large quan tity of gold that came from the lnt< rior had aroused much speculation, hence the receni discovery. "The find that I practically made covers about fifteen square miles, but there is another field that la equally as rich several miles from the first that has so far not been touched. The fu ture alone can tell how much the dig gings will yield. The output will run i into the seven figures before it is ex , hausted. Pres mi appliances are so im perfect that the heaviest gold only is taken out When modern dry washers I are in operation the yield through Tiner gold will rapidly swell the output. "The lti(ii;ins with their methods took "Ut from $1 to $20 a day. I have taken up 250 acres and shall go back as soon us I complete some business arrange "One peculiar thing is that after dig ging down two feet water is encoun tered, and it iooks to me as if an un derground swamp had at some time existed. It is a peculiar condition and one that offers opportunity for the student. I think sufficient water can be developed for all purposes." Fraser says the process of taking up claims is Blow and the Mexican Gov ernment wiil not issue a certificate un less the claim has been surveyed by the proper persons. He knows nothing personally of the $158,000 reported to have been shipped to Guaymas. That the report is true he does not deny, because the field Is rich and the con tributions of the many would soon reach that figure if nuggets were in cluded in the shipment. The Santa Fe passenger department is making preparations to accommodate the travel expected from here. The new El Dorado can he readied <>nly via the Santa Fe from San Diego, and in quiries as to rates and routes are nour ing in upon the passenger department. Work will at once be begun upon the necessary printed matter, showing, in detail how to reach the district. Kates of fares will be quoted and dates of the Bailing of steamers out of San Diego. Should the bonanza pan out as has been predicted, a regular passenger service will be instituted from San Pedro down the coast. The Southern Pacific pas senger department may also recom mend to headquarters at San Francisco that a steamer line be placed in service from Port Los Angeles. THE STAMPEDE IS ON. Schooner Anita to Take the First Load of Gold-Seekers. SAN DlE<;<>. May 26.— Scores of pen pie are only awaiting an opportunity to try their fortune in the Cerro Pinta placers. Captain Dunne of the schooner Anita, which will sail on Monday for San Pablo Bay, has been besieged with applications for passage on his vessel, and application was made this morning to the Board of Inspectors of Hulls at San Francisco to allow the vessel to take fifty passengers in addition to her crew. "We could book 250 passengers on the Anita," said Agent Mendelson this morning, "if we could only rind room for them." At noon to-day Mr. Mendelson re ceived a dispatch authorizing the Anita to take the additional passengers asked for, and when the vessel sails she will be loaded to the guards with passen gers and freight for the placers. Manager Swain of the Ibarra Mining Company at Calmalli, who has a thor ough knowledge of the country where the excitement is on, believes implicitly in the reports of the rich gold discov eries at Sierra Pintada. and has given local carpenters an unlimited order to supply him all the dry washers they can make by Monday at $25 each. They will be taken down on the Anita, and will sell at the mines for not less than $150 each. The St. Denis is being fitted up with additional berths, and on her next trip will go to Ascension Bay. She will have accommodations for 100 passen gers. The next definite news from the placers will be received by the Santa Barbara, which is due at Ensenda about May 30. The schooner was sent south from that port with a full cargo of provisions, and is expected to bring back a quantity of gold. Every available craft on the bay has CHINA WILL TURN UPON HER SPOILERS Orders to Put Troops on a War Footing to Resist German and Italian Aggression. LONDON, May 27.— The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "Orders have been issued from Peking direct ing the Viceroys and Governors of the neighboring prov inces to put all their forces on a war footing, owing to the arrival of six Italian warships in San Mun harbor. "It is thought also that the Chinese propose to drive the Germans from the Shan Tung peninsula." NEW YORK, N. V., May 26.— A Sun Cable from Shanghai says the North China Gazette says Great Britain has agreed to transfer Wei-Hai=Wei to Germany two years hence in return for German concessions in South Africa. FINLAND INTENDS TO SAFEGUARD ITS RIGHTS ALEXANDER'S STATUE AT HELSINGFORS. Around This Monument, Built by the Subscriptions of Thousands of Finns in Grati tude to the Czar who Granted Them All the Liberty They Enjoy, the People Lately Gathered to Protest Against the Tyranny of Alexander IPs Grandson. V fELSINGFORS, Finland, May 26. nThe Finnish Diet, r.fter a pro tracted deliberation over the new i military law, is discussing a counter 1 measure by which some of the Rus sian institutions will be accepted, but the principle of the rights of Finland i will be strictly safeguarded. been chartered by parties going to the mines, and business houses report a de cided increase in sales of supplies dur ing the past few days. Horace G. Lowe, W. E. Hadley, A. J. Culver. M. Kew and T. M. Loop have organized a company under the name of the On ward and Upward Mining Company, and to-day commenced to get their out fit together. T. Loop, F. A. Culver and J. T. Kew will represent the company at the mines, £.nd will leave for the Sierra Pintada gold fields as soon as their transportation can be obtained. Inquiries regarding transportation were received to-day by the agent of the schooner Anita from Virginia City, San Francisco, San Jose and many other parts of the West. The following passengers were booked to-day for pas sage on the Anita, en route to the placers and as many more are expected to engage passage to-morrow: F. A. Garretson, F. M. Vernon, W. W. Morris, G. BrackenhofL", S. K. Weed, W. C. Kal The closing of the Diet is now im minent and will accentuate the differ ences between the Russians and x inns. The ITinnish press declares that proclamations are being circulated among the population, urging them to niake "common cause with the ston, Theodore Baker, J. Moss, A. Bell. F. S. Carter, Frank Safford, Alfred Orn, J. W. Thorman, Alfred Cave, Fred Hacke, J. P. Israel, E. C. Hlckman, Mr. Kahln, S. J. Agnew, J. Runk, W. Sheldon, H. M. Snyder. Joe Tobin. M. O. Loughlin. J. J. Price and partner. NO MORE PAPER MONEY FOR THE PHILIPPINES Uncle Sam Cannot Afford to Feed Ants on Bills of Large Denom ination. NEW YORK, May 26.— A Washington special to the Herald says: Paper money cannot be used in the Philippines, for there is variety of ants in the islands which eat almost everything, and arc par ticularly fond of paper. In a recent ship ment of money for troops was H ,000.000 In paper money of small denominations, and preparations were beins made- to send more paper in the next shipment, when a warning was siven that hereafter nothing but told and silver coin must be sent to PRICB FIVE CENTS. Poles against Russian barbarism," and declaring that the aiceptance of Russian rule will result in a division of the land pmong the poor. The press adds that this agitation is inspired by malevolence and with the object of involving the Finns in differences with the Russian Government. tne islands. Jt was stated that the ants got Into the boxes and attacked the pack ages (if bills, which were saved from de struction only by the greatest care. As far as the officials here know none of the money was actually destroyed, the dam age dune being probably no more serious than the eating away of the edges of notes, or perhaps making holes through some of them. PRUSSIAN DOCTORS DRUGGED RECRUITS Method of Exemption From Military Service Has Caused Four Deaths. BERLIN, May 26.— A sensation has been caused by the arrest of two physicians in Elberfeld and Renischeid. towns of Rhenish Prussia, charged with system atically drugging recruits so as to exempt them from military service. It is assert ed thai four of the persons thus treated have died from the results of the drugs administered to them. The prisoners of fered bail in the sum of 50,000 murks, but this was refused.