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There Will Be No More Dal
lying With the Bellig
erent Filipinos.
Aguinaldo's Representatives Must
Come With Unconditional Surren
der to Again Be Received.
Sp»i ial Hispatch to The Call.
NEW yORK, May 86.— Th( Washing
ton correspondent of the Herald tele
graphs: "When you desire to re-enter
the American military lines come pre
pared for an unconditional surrender:
otherwise you will not hi; admitted."
1 am told at the War Department
that this, in substance, is th-' parting
message Apuinaldo's peace envoys, so
called, received when they left the Am
i rican Peace Commissioners to return
to Aguinaldo's headquarters. Our C<>m
missioners, if they haw not already,
will receive instructions to adhere to
this decision.
The foolhardiness of further neeotia
tions with the irresponsible leaders of
the defiant rebels is at last fully ap
preciated by administration officials.
The Insurgents must be whipped into
submission. The President, 1 am told,
i^ now of this opinion. He regrets that
he is unable to share in the optimistic
opinion of Mr. Schurman, chairman of
the commission, that th^ so-called en
voys will speedily come back to accept
in full our own terms.
Mr. Schurman expresed similar views
immediately after the first correspond
ence more than three weeks ago. and
thereby caused the President to fall
Into the mistake of anticipating peace
at once.
The fact that the authorities have
again t: ken up the question of send
ing additional troops to the Philippines
is a pretty good indication that they
consider the recent peace negotiations
a failure. I understand that the Twen
ty-fourth infantry (colored) has been
Blated for service in the Philippines in
addition to those previously decided
upon. Other regiments are also being
talked of.
WASHINGTON, May 26. - Additional
troops are to be sent to Manila in accord
ance with the War Department's policy
oi relieving the volunteer regiments as
litiously as circumstances will p> r
mit. Serious doubt it> entertained, how
<v. r. by some of the highest officials
whether it will be nracticable to muster
all volunteers out in view of the latest
developments. Receni instructions from
the War Department provide for the ciis
jatch of several reguiar regiments from
Francisco, the next to depart being
thr Ninth infantry, to be followed by the
first body of men next reaching the coast.
The question of garrisoning posts at
home is becoming a serious one, and
should all the volunteers in Manila be
mustered out on returning home, as they
are promised, the authorities will have
scarcely enough force to care for coast
fortifications and the more important mil
itary posts. It is thought that some of
the volunteer regiments would be willing
to continue in the service if relfeved of the
hard duty at the front in the Philippines.
I'ntil recently the brunt of the fighting
has been borne by these regiments, near
ly all of which are from the far West,
and previous to the insurgent outbreak
last February they conducted the patrol
work at Manila and vicinity. It is said
by War Department officials that the reg
ulars now in the Philippines with those
under orders to go there constitute over
one-third of the full enlisted strength and
that it is neither advisable nor practica
ble to reduce the force in Cuba and Porto
Rico in order to provide more regiments
for Manila.
oaosi 01 uenerai uti? messages of late
have given comparatively encouraging re
. yet there have been no signs
nt Immediate peace in the Philippines, and
it will probably be necessary to maintain
In the island.-: for many months a consid
erable body "f troops. The return of Gen
eral Lawton'a command to Manila after
a triumphant campaign is accepted uy
many as Indicating it was useless to pur
during the present rainy
season and that to maintain the troops
ir their unhealthy surroundings and away
from their base of supplies would be to
in', ite disaster and illness.
• nil Mac Arthur's brigade is also ex
pected to !•■■ recalled soon, so that with
days or 'wo weeks it is anticipated
the greater part of our army operating
in the Held wiil go into camp at 'Maura
There are likely to be no further over
tures for peac< from the natives as ''ions
ey are noi actively pr< ssed In the
Held and rather than Burrender now it h
thought they will make the best of their
situation until the close of the rainj sea
son with a hope that there may in the
meantime be some leviopments.
The \\'::r Department baa not been ad
vised of the departure from the Philip
of any transport bearing returning
volunteer regiments. The War Depart
ment expects to be apprised of the de
parture of troops Immediately on their
netting sail for the United States.
MANILA, May 20. 7:40 p. m.— The events
of the past weeks have emphasized the
ne<>d of a much larger army here, without
•which, according to th>- best authorities
in Mar.ila. it would be attempting the jm
pouible to expect to maim Kin supremacy
in the Philippine Islands. The»inadequacy
of the American forces is laid to l>e re
sponsible, for the large loss In the number
of small encounters, without material re
sults as a compensation. Most of the
fighting has been in territory which the
Americana had swept, but had been com
pelled to abandon because they could not
■pare troops to hold it.
The forces commanded by General
-Mil-Arthur and General Lawton held
two Important lines of communica
tion and commerce, the railroad to
Fernando and the Rio Gran.ie But
much of the country they have swepi '■]•
eluding Bcores of the smaller towns and
larger onfs have been left uncovered sim
ply for want of men to hold thorn, and the
insurgents have returned and are occupy
ing the towns the Americans abandoned
and are camping in the jungles and woods
outside uf others, on the watch fc-r
chances to harass the garrisons and .t
tack scouting parti"* or detached com-'
panics with greater forces. This Is the
kind of warfare they prefer to regular
Ii appears that the Filipinos who at
tacked the Third Regiment between San
Miguel and Balluag were part of Pj 0 del
Piter's army. They came fr<>m the south
across the mountains, presumably to m«ct
% wagon train which Geiniral Lawton ex- ■
Osca M. Welburn, fllias "Olan H-
Bedell," Will Not Go to th)e
TON, May 26.— "01 an H. Bedell" was discharged without honor from the
army of the United States to-day by direction of the Secretary of War.
"Olan li. Bedell" is Osca M. Welburn, late Collector of [nternal Revenue,
now in the hands of the Federal authorities at San Francisco awaiting
trial for embezzlement committed while in office. Wolburn fled from Cali
fornia after his indictment by the federal Grtfnd Jury, and in Texas en
listed as a private in the regular army. He was captured at the Presidio
of San Francisco while waiting to be sent on a transport to Manila.
poctcd along the road. They also planned ;
' to capture several larpe detachments and
v • re placed in ambush at different points.
They lired from the junele at a distance
I of 200 yard? and pave the Americans one
; of the hardest fights experienced in the
campaign. The Filipinos lost more heav
ily than the Americans in all the recent
.r:ters. The insurgent generals, take
'■■ the loss of arms more to heart than they
I do the loss of men.
Foreigners who have arrived here from
i the Insurgents' country under the recent
say th< ' . meteries In
all the towns are filled with fresh graves.
1 A majority of the Filipinos wounded are ;
neglected because the insurgent hos
pitals are Inadequate, medicines are
scarce and they have few surgeons except
Spanish captives who have been Im
pressed^ ________^_ __
Henri Fournier On His "Infernal
Machine" Reduces the Record
to 1:32 2-5.
BALTIMORE, Md., May L'O. -Henri
Fournier, the Frenchman, and his "infer
nal machine" were the features of the
cycle meet of the National Cycling- Asso
ciation at the Hartford Avrnue Coliseum
to-night. With Henshaw on the front
seat Fournier made a mile in 1:32 --o.
which was a second and a fifth slower
than the world's record (or a two-wheel
vehicle, established by himself in Wash
ington. A spectator tapped the bell one
lap .-1;' >rt . which caused Fournier to lose
perhaps two seconds, he slowing up and
st:irtfner strain
The events were hotly contested in
heats and finals excepting the mile handi
cap, professional, which was won in hol
low style by the limit man lieeause of
the bad start made by the back mark
, men. Floyd McFarland, who is winning
■the bulk of the money at present, won
i the first prize in the two mile professional
and undoubtedly would have won the han
; dicap had he been started properly. Earl
Kiser landed second in the open and he
■ was the only one able to give McFarland
a battle. Eddie Bald acted as starter.
Attendance 4000. Summary:
1 Two-mile professional— F. A. M^Karland. San
won; Karl Kiser, Dayton, 0., second; O.
'' L. Stevens, Ottumwa, la., third. Time. 4. '7.
Half-mile, handicap, amateur— Hnrt Ripley
Princeton OB yards), won. Time, 1:02 I
One mile professional, handicap— R. A. Miller
(85 yards) won; George J. ICelfer, Chlcag
; yards), Becond; O. V. Babcock. New York (90
j yards), third. Time. I':f7.
Mrs. Ruth Howard Will Tell Her Ex
perience to the Mazet
NEW YORK, May 26.— Frank Moss,
counsel of the Mazet committee, will di
rect the attention of that body at its
next session to the condition of affairs
existing in the Tombs Prison.
Mrs. Ruth Howard, whose revelations
to the police after her arrest as an ac
complice, of the "W. B. Denning & Co."
hand of swindlers, led to their arr. ->t
and imprisonment and gained for herself
a suspension of sentence on Monday last,
was subpenaed to-night by Mr. Moss to
appear before the Mazet committee on
May 8L She will tell the story of what
she saw, heard and experienced during
the three months she was imprisoned in
the Tombs awaiting trial. Her story she
told at length to Mr. Moss to-day. He
said when he had heard it that its recital
before the legislative investigators would
stir the people of this city as few cities
have been stirred since Charles Dickens
revealed the shames and outrages suffered
in London's prisons.
There are conditions, he s^aid, perhaps
not blamable to any political party or
: men. which need only to be told
to arouse a sense of public shame that
they exist. Action is bound to follow-,
he added, that will remove this blot.
Conflict That May Affect the Entire
Coast Is imminent at Los
T.OS ANGELF:S. May 26.— 1t was ru
! mored here to-day that an insurance rate
: war is imminent. Insurance men assert
I that If the war is started rates may drop
' from 25 to 50 per cent. The intimation has
| been given that the of underwriters
ii about to adopt certain instructions
which will not suit the Milwaukee Me
j chanics' Insurance Company and that this
I company will, if the rules are passed,
start the cut. I>. L. Kromwell, the agent
Of the Milwaukee Mechanics' Company.
la in the city to bring about a settlement.
"Should any measure be taken on the
lines suggested by the underwriters."
paid Mr. Bramwell to-day, "we will meet
the issue squarely. Should the board of
underwriters refuse to allow agents of
!j.,ard companies to represent non-board
companies we shall be- compelled to with
WHILE returning from the seat I
of battle it. the Philippine I
Islands Sergeant J. J. Hay of I
Battery A, First California I
Heavy Artillery, died on the trans- 1
port of dysentery.
While Sergeant Hay was hut 33 years ■
of age at the time of his death he is a I
veteran of two armies and comes of I
good lighting Stock. A subject of great I
Britain, he served his time in the army I
of the Queen, and was for two ye.ir^H
a corporal. His father before him had H
worn the red coat for twenty-one H
Young Hay came to this country I
abut three years ago and took up hisH
residence at 17 Carolina street. HisH
frank manner and engaging waysH
earned him many friends In the P<>-H
trero. At the outbreak of hostilities I
the lighting blond in his veins show-dM
itself and he enlisted at the first op- 1
portunity. His BOldierly bearing and I
unfaltering attention to duties soon I
won him a sergeant's chevrons and I
had he remained longer at the front I
the chances are that he would have I
been advanced still further.
With his battery he went aboard th<->l
transport Portland. He was in bad I
health at the time and when the vessel I
was three days out from Manilii 1 1 ■•
succumbed to the disease which has wrought Bad havoc imong white men
stationed in the '.roplcs. Although he did noi know it at the time, his father
had passed away twclvt daya before him. A host of friends In and about
the city regret the end of a good soldier and a faithful, trustworthy friend.
draw our agents from local hoards, and
we may he compelled to carry the war
into Washington, Idaho and Montana."
PARIS, May 26.— The Figaro pub
lishes to-day some notes written by
Dreyfus in November and December,
1894, when he was awaiting trial.
These in part are as follows:
Durinp the seventeen days following
my arrest I underwent several examina
tions. An officer came In the evenings
with his secretary, anger in his eyes and
insult on his lips. My overtasked brain
could not stand more.
I always asked what were the proofs of
the accusation, but he refused t" show
them, and said that the instrument of
my 80-called crime was a letter. Why
was l tiu; shown it? My condition be
came such that F wished" to commit Bui
cide. 1 was mad. Jn the midst of my
trouble I took my sheets and prepared
to hang myself to the window, but I re
flected thai if I did this all would think
me puilty. and that 1 must live in order
t<> cry aloud that 1 am innocent.
Dreyfus goes oa to express astonish
ment thai he should be arrested and
disarmed because experts asserted that
his writing was similar to thai <>f the
incriminating letter. Throughout the
Investigation they said tn him: "You
Rre lost. Nothing can save you." Fin
ally he was informed, he says, that he
would be sent. before a court martial.
as the presumption of guilt were suf
ficient t" warrant it. Thus the "over
whelming proofs" of the first days of
investigation had become at the end
of two months only "presumptions."
To this he replied: "1 declare that a
monstrous infamy is being committed
toward me, a nameless act of coward
ice. I have nothing to do with Investi
gating judges, but with executioners."
Scientists Talk to Farmers.
SANTA ROSA, .May 26.— Three sessions
of the- Farmers' Institute held at the
Armory Hall In this city to-day were
largely attended. A number of addresses
and lectures were given by Professors D.
T. Fowler, J. K. wickaon and Dr. Loug
bridge of the Agricultural College at
The United States Civil Service Com
mission announces that on July IS an ex
amination will be held in San Francisco
by the Board of Examiners, consisting of
H. P. Gush (chairman). H. Mahler (.secre
tary), and C. M. Sherman, for the Mint
and assay service, for mechanical trades
and skilled positions in the Mint and As
say Office:
Applicants are advised that they must fur
ntFh, in addition to filing their applications,
satisfactory evidence as to their character and
This examination la nppn to all citizens (if the
United States who comply with the require
ments. All *uch citizens are Invited to apply.
They will be examined, graded ami eertlflea
with entire Impartiality a nd wholly without
regard to any consideration save the ability
a* shown by the grade given them in the ex
Persons deFiring- to enter this examination
should apply to the secretary of the board of
examiners at the Mint and Assay office in this
city for application blanks, which should be
properly executed and promptly riled with the
secretary of the board.
No application will be accepted after the
hour of closing business on July 1,
Trouble With a Doctor.
Mrs. Sollaine of Portecville, Tulare
County, died yesterday at the McLean
Hospital from the effects of an operation
performed at that institution, and Dr.
Hunsaker refused to sign the death certi
ficate, alleging as a reason that he did
not know the cause of the patient's death.
Coroner Hill made an investigation and
found that death was due to natural
cruises and signed the certificate, so that
the body might be buried. The husband
of the dead woman informed the Coro
ner's deputies and the undertaker that
Hunsaker wanted $25 from him, which he
refused to pay.
Bound for San Quentin.
E. Schmidt was looked up in the City
Prison last night en route to San Quenti»,
where he is to serve 4 years 11 months and
29 days for receiving stolen property
Schmidt was sentenced by Judge Noyes of
Riverside County. The peculiar sentence
is due to the fact that Schmidt pi. ,id.<l
guilty and then escaped, receiving the
maximum punishment, which is live
years. Schmidt is now sorry that ho did
n<>t stand trial, .as he believes that he
could have got off with a lighter sentence.
Smuggled Cigars Seized.
A seizure of 22i>0 Manna cigars was made
yesterday on board the American ship
Ceylon by Customs Officers Ldndquist
McGovern and Beban. The cigars were
secreted In a false locker in the captain's
cabin and in a sofa with a false bottom
The Ceylon i.s from Honolulu, where Ma'
r.ila cigars are admitted duty free \\ o
arrests were made.
Sergea J J Hay.
Not Accomplished Without a
Hot Fight With Minda
nao Insurgents.
Batteries of the Filipinos Silenced
and Captured, and Losses Are
Sustained on Both Sides.
Special Dispatrh to The Call.
MANILA, May 26, 9:55 p. m.—
The Spanish general, Montero,
while on the way hither with
the Spanish garrison from Zam
boanga, on the steamer Leo
XIII, died from wounds receiv
ed in a recent engagement with
the Filipinos in Mindanao.
MADRID, May 26.— The Minister of
War, General Polavieja, has received
:i dispatch announcing the evacuation
i f Zamboanga, island of Mindanao, by
the Spanish garrison. The dispatch
further said that as the Spaniards had
declined to assent to the Filipinos' de
manda that the arms and munitions of
war should be surrendered with . the
city, fighting ensued, the Spaniards
suffering some loss.
The dispatch adds that the natives
continue bitterly opposed to the idea of
American annexation, and that the
conquest of Mindanao will prove to be
a hard task.
Following is the full text of the dis
patch which was sent by General Rios,
Spain's military representative in the
Philippines, from Manila:
Arrived hire on board the Leon XIIT. !
The occupation of the island of Jolo by
the Americans was effected without spe
cial incident. The American warships sa- ,
luted our fhig with twenty-one guns when j
II was lowered.
The Filipino batteries at Zamboanga, '
Island of Mindanao, continued to shell the
town an<l the port, causing losses in our j
garrison, but finally after a lively attack
by the Spaniards the insurgents fled.
They Buffered numerous losses. Our
losses were two officers and three soldiers
killed and nineteen soldiers wounded.
One company of our troops attacked a I
battery, which the enemy then abandoned |
and two other batteries were dismounted |
by our artillery. After this reverse the
Insurgents declared their adhesion to !
Spain and suspended hostilities.
The evacuation of Zamboanga was ac- J
complished in the most orderly way. In :
spite of a violent storm, which caused the j
loss "i" Beveral boats and the stranding 1
„! the steamer Portn Rico on the enemy's j
coast, every one was safely embarked.
Two American warships were placed at !
my disposal toy the admiral, but we did
not need them. The bpanish flag was sa
luted by the guns of the American ships.
If the Minister of War does not order
t<> the contrary T shall sail for Spain on j
board the P. de Satruslegui.
The Cabinet has approved the plans
of General Rios.
Was Senior President of the Grand
Parlor of the Native
SACRAMENTO, May 26.— Henry Clay
Cbipman died at his home in this city this
afternoon at the age of 46. He was one of
the best known Native Sons In the order,
and had the distinction of having been the
senior past president of Sacramento Par
lor and the senior president of the Grand
Parlor. He served a term in the Legisla
ture as an Assemblyman from one of the
city districts, and was at one time a mem
ber of the City Board of Education.
By occupation Chipman was a sign
writer, and for many years his work was
regarded as of the highest type, com
manding the admiration of his fellow
craftsmen wherever exhibited. It was in |
ihWi that Chiyman engaged himself as an
apprentice with James Calvyn, a pioneer
sign writer, whose work was seen on the j
stores of Huntington, Stanford, Crocker
and other early merchants of Sacramento,
as well as upon the floating palaces which
in those red-letter days of river travel
plied between Sacramento and San Fran
cisco. Calvyn was an artist, hut the
young man who engaged himself with
him in IM>X possessed a skill and taste
which would have brought him great
fame had he been more ambitious and I
sought the higher realm of art. With ;
Chipman sign writing became an art, and
he grew to a master of it. The imprint of
Calvyn and Chipman was to be found
underneath the lettering on every bank
window and upon every costly sign in
Northern California, and for a long time
they hold a monopoly of the business, to
which Chipman in part succeeded twelve
years ago, when Calvyn died.
t'hipman was very popular with the Na
tive Sons and in the personal walks of
life. He was a natlv* of Sacramento. His
widow, the daughter of H. Weinrelch, an
old-time merchant, survives him, as do a
daughter and two sons.
Romance Antedating a Recent Trag
edy at Stockton.
STOCKTON, May 26.— 1t has just come
to light that a week before the marriage
of 11. A. llassall. husband of the woman
who killed Mrs. Will Hickman and then
herself in this city recently, a Miss
Vaughn came out here from Denver to
become his wife. That was over a year
ago. He made ostensible arrangements
for the ceremony, hut while she was in
Oakland at the residence of her sister, a
married woman, Hassall went to San
Francisco and married Miss Reike, the
English girl. Miss Vaughn has not been
seen here since, and nothing further is
known of her. Hassall had written her
that he was sick and unable to come to
her, and she came here, expecting to find
him in bed. The story was learned
through a neighbor, who directed Miss
Vaughn to HassaH's house.
Eccentric Character Dead.
SALINAS, May 2ti.-Rafael Miranda,
for the past fifty-five years a resident of
this section, died at his home near Santa
Rita this morning, aged 89 years. Mi
i randa. who was a native of Lower Cali
fornia, immigrated to Monterey in 1844,
and when the American forces landed
I from Commodore Stoat's squadron in 1845
joined Lieutenant Charles Heywood's de
| tachment of California Volunteers and
; served during the entire Mexican war
i with the United States forces. He was a
j familiar and eccentric figure on the streets
of Salinas for several years past, hi?
snow-white locks and dark— almost black
—features attracting general attention.
i Miranda loaves three sons and one daugh
ter. He will be buried by the local post
[ of the Grand Army
Or)e of the Attractions of Santa
Barbara to Be Cut
BANTA BARBARA, May 26.— The big grapevine in the Montecito
will be cut down on Monday. This vine is the largest of its kind in the
world, and no tourist considers his visit to Santa Barbara complete
without having seen it. It is known the world over. The trunk is over
four feet in circumference and the trellis 75 feet square.
Albert Magee, its owner, is satisfied that the vine is dying, and so
has decided to destroy it. The vine is supposed to be from 75 to 100
years old. There is no definite record of its planting, but the cutting
was set by a Mr. Robles.
Its history is interesting. The original vine, which was taken up
after its death and carried to Philadelphia in 1876 as an exhibit at the
Centennial Exposition, was a cutting from a Mission grape. It had
been used as a riding whip by some senorita who came to visit the Robles
home either from Ventura or Carpinteria. She planted the cutting
with her own hands and it took root and grew undisturbed for years.
From the thrifty young vine the Robles family took another cut
ting and planted it near the first. The soil and other conditions were
extraordinarily favorable, and both vines grow to enormous size.
The trunk will be on exhibition at the Chamber of Commerce.
Genti c Pastor Preaches
In a Synagogue.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
STOCKTON, May 26.— Rev. Reuben H.
Sink, pastor of the First Congregational
Church, delivered the sermon to-night at
the regular Friday evening service in the
Jewish synagogue. The Christian minis
ter was introduced to the congregation
by Rabbi Farber in an address which
was not less significant of the trend of
liberal ideas than was the presence of
the minister in a Jewish place of wor
ship. •
"Judaism accepts all truth from where- !
soever it comes," said the rabbi. "Preju- i
dice and superstition must eventually go
down before the irresistible march of
enlightened thought and modern frater
nity. Since my arrival- in this city I have
endeavored not only to be a teacher to
my people, but to meet with those of all
persuasions and enter into the life of
the community. I was gratified to soon j
be able to establish pleasant and helpful
relations with the Ministerial Associa
tion of this city. We exchanged our ]>ri
vate views and often find them to be In
harmony. J have, my people, taken a new !
departure in inviting a representative of j
another congregation to speak here this
evening, and 1 esteem it an unusual pleas
ure tn present to you my friend and col
league, Rev. Mr. Sink."
"It is a pleasure for me to be here, and
I feel that I can indorse the kind senti
ments expressed by your rabbi." said Dr.
Sink. "That you indulge me here speaks
your kindly feelings more than words."
I>r. Sink said he would base his remarks
on Kxodus 111:15, wherein the Almighty de
clared himself to be the God of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob. The speaker referred
to a visit to Egypt, and how, when he
stood at the Pyramids, it had occurred to
him that the great wonders had been
reared in the gronns of oppressed Israel,
cemented with their life's blood and
washed by their tears. He traced the
history of the Jewish people and spoke of
the distinctive features in the relations
between the three patriarchs and God. To
Abraham he was a God of youth, leading
and directing the founder of Israel when
he went into a strange land. Isaac's re
lations were those of a home builder, and
upon his marriage and life he invoked the
blessing of the Most High. To Jacob God
was a help in time of wrestling and dis
Dr. Sink said what humanity, regard
less of creed, needed was a personal fjtod.
such as was the one of the patriarchs —
a God of youth, a God of marriage, and
a God of aid in time of distress. The
common father should he set up in the
heart to the exclusion of all else. It would
make better men. better homes and a
happier people. He hoped God would be
exalted in every life, and his reign be
complete in the daily walks of every aud
itor before him.
The only direct reference to Christ was
at the close, when he spoke of the great
example of one whom he believed to be
the Incarnation of God upon earth.
The best families of the city were rep
resented in the congregation, and wide
spread attention will doubtless be at
tracted by the event. Rabbi Farber will
speak in Dr. Sinks's church on Sunday
Re-elected by the Los Angeles Nor-
mal School Board.
LOS ANGELES, May 26.— The new
board of directors of the State Normal
School in Los Angeles met this afternoon
at the school building and organized. Di
rector N. P. Conrey was elected chairman
of the board and Professor Pierce, princi
pal of the school, was elected secretary
The by-laws of the preceding board wire
adopted. Professor Pierce was elected
principal of the school for a term of four
years. There was some talk of increas
ing the salary to $3600, but the action was
not taken. The annual meeting of the
board will be held on Saturday, June 10,
at 3 p. ir... and on June 22 the school will
close for the year.
CHICO, May 26.— The newly appointed
Board of Trustees of the Chico Normal
School met this morning. Those present
were F. C. Lusk and T. H. Barnard of
Chico, Richard Belcher of Marysville,
Frank D. Ryan of Sacramento, Clifford
Cogglns of Igerna and State Superintend
ent of Public Instruction Kirk. The board
organized by electing F. C. Lusk per
manent chairman and Richard Belcher
permanent secretary. Chairman Lusk
and Trustees Belcher and Barnard were
appointed delegates to the meeting of
the joint board of Normal Trustees in
Los Angeles about July 14. Belcher and
Barnard were elected to serve with
Chairman Lusk as an executive commit
gwo Cabinets Expected to Resign
Next Week.
VIENNA, May 26.— The political crisis
arising out of the Ausgleich, the agree
ment under which the cost of the ad
ministration of common affairs in the
Austro-Hungarian monarchy is borne by
both parties in a proportion agreed upon
from time to time between the two Par
liaments, is intense, and both the Aus
trian and Hungarian Cabinets are expect
ed to resign next week.
In Czech circles the Cabinet of Count
yon Thun-Hohenstein Is considered al
ready fallen, although the reports of his
resignation are not confirmed.
It is expected that a new Cabinet will
be formed to carry out the Ausgleich, and
that after this question is settled it will
be replaced by a Ministry of the Right.
Crusade Against Saloons.
LOS ANGELES. May 25.— A movement
is on foot in this city which is intended
to be the start of a crusaue against the
saloon element. The idea was conceived
two months ago when Rev. Thomas Pen
ury in an address before the ivos An
geles Ministerial Union pointed out a
course and was requested to begin for
mulating a plan of procedure. The Young
Men's Christian Association, the Minis
terial Union and the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union became Interested. A
committee is now engaged in preparing
a circular statement and programme of
the movement, which will be distributed
within a day or two.
Distribution of Gratuity
Begins To-Day.
HAVANA, May 26.— The distribution of
the $3,000,000 which the United States Gov
ernment has offered as a gratuity to the
Cuban troops on disbanding and surren- j
dering their arms will begin at 10 o'clock
to-morrow morning at tho foot of the
Prado. There are only 400 Cubans on the
rolls for Havana, and Lieutenant Colonel
George M. Randall, the commissioner su
perintending the distribution here, does
not expect any trouble.
At a meeting of the Veterans of ]nde- |
pendence last night, which was largely j
attended, a resolution declaring against
either giving up arms or accepting money j
from the United States was carried unani- j
In accordance with this action Colonel j
Nunez began to disband his followers to- |
day. 800 men being billeted among the
towns of Pinar del Rio province. The j
first brigade, 400 infantry and 500 cavalry, •
are under orders to mustnr out on May ]
31. The second brigade, V 47 cavalry and ;
300 infantry, will begin to muster out to- .
morrow. Four regiments which Colonel '
Illeras has quartered near San Antonio
de Los !'..ns"s. with eighty cavalrymen,
will be mustered out next Monday.
The Cubans arc attempting to form a
club composed of all the Government em
ployes, with a view to a contribution of
a percentage of salaries to a general fund
for the relief of the necessities of ex
Four Men Seriously Injured in a
Wreck at Gallup.
GALLUP, N. Mex., May 26.— The Santa
Fe Pacific westbound passenger train No.
1 ran into some coal cars on the west
switch here this morning at 3 o'clock,
overturning an engine standing on the
sidetrack and piling up the tender and
mail car opposite. The baggage car and
day coach were damaged. The engine is
a total wreck.
The injured are: Engineer Norman,
skull fractured, serious; Fireman Swear
inger. badly bruised; — Graves, repre
sentative of a boiler compound firm, rid
ing on engine, one arm broken; unknown
man riding on the blind baggago car, foot
cut off, bruised, probably will die.
Spring Valley Water Company's
Four-Million Dollar Instrument.
SAN JOSE, May 26.— The biggest mort
gage ever filed in this county went on rec
ord with Recorder Owen this morning, li
is given by the Spring Valley Water Com
pany of Sun Francisco to the I'nion Trust
Company of that city and the sum is
$4.000,0(W. The mortgage was issued last
year and at that time filed in San Fran
cisco. The company owns lands in this
county back of Mount Hamilton and that
J£ y tne instrument was recorded here.
The holdings embrace an excellent water
supply. Some $2000 in revenue stamps were
required on the filing of the original doc
Failure of a Water Company.
BUTTE. Mont.. May 26*— The Butte
"Water Company was to-day placed in the
hands of a receiver by Judge Knowles on
the application of the Massachusetts Loan
and Trust Company, holder of $2,000,000 in
bonds upon which ,the water company de
faulted. It is understood that a reorgani
zation of the company is to be made by
the parties interested in the Amalgamated
Copper Company, the trust which has
acquired nearly all the big copper mines
in Butte, and that of the water company
will be made one of the assets of the copp
er trust.
Steamship Company Organized.
AUSTIN. Texas, May 26.— The charter
of the International Trading Company,
with a capital stock of $100,000. was filed
in the Secretary of State's office to-day.
The purpose of the company is to estab
lish and operate a new line of steamers
between Port Arthur. Texas, and Euro
pean and South American ports. The
principal stockholders are Edward Wag
"er. of Berlin, Germany, and Jasques T.
Nolthenius of Kansas City, Mo.
Deadly Feud in Texas.
AUSTIN. Texas, May 26.-The detach
ment of State rangers sent to Columbus.
Texas, a few days ago to suppress a
threatened battle between two political
factions, has disarmed every man In the
town and controls the situation. All busi
ness Is suspended and the leaders of the
feud assert that hostilities will be renewed
the moment the rangers are withdrawn.
A number of citizens of the town -have
already been killed as a result of the
Will Have a Tug-of-War.
MARYSVILLE. May 26.— A feature of
Hermann's Sons' picnic, which will be
held at Shelton's Grove one week from to
morrow, will be a tug of war between
teams composed of Hermann's Sons on
one side and the Marysville Turn Verein
on the other. Considerable interest is be
ing taken in the approaching contest.
Delegations will be present from Nicolas,
Woodland and Sacramento lodges.
Carload of Fruit Sold.
SACRAMENTO. May 26.— A single car
load of California fruit, mostly cherries,
with some apricots, etc., shipped from
Suisun in C. F. X. car No. 19.426 on May
11. was just sold in New York for over
$4500 gross. This car wil. net the growers
in California, after deducting freight, re
frigerator and other expenses, about
Invests in New York Realty.
NEW YORK, May 26.— D. O. Mills has
bought the entire block fronting on Fifth
avenue, between One hundred and Fourth
and One Hundred and Fifth streets, to
gether with five adjoining lots. Mr. Mills
said this evening he had purchased the
property as an Investment.
Government Relief Not Needed.
VICTORIA. B. C May 26.— D. L. Dun
brack, who arrived from Alaska to-night,
says the reported distress among pros
pectors at Dease Lake is not so serious as
to require Government relief.
Uproar in the Italian
When the Rout at Erythrea Is Men
tioned the Din Becomes So Gr,eat
That the Session Has to
Be Suspended.
Special Dlspati h to The Call.
ROME. May 26.— Former Premier Crispl
in the Chamber ol D< putlea to-day asked
for permission to explain the circum
stances leading to the Italian rout in
Erythrea. iiis remarks led to an im
ni'iise uproar, during which anathemas
■were hurled indiscriminately and the din
became so great that the session was sus
pended. After its resumption there was a
repetition of the ■
Signor Ferry, Socialist, accused General
Barratieri. who commanded the Italian
forces in Erythrea, of having fled and left
his troops in the lurch. Ferry refused to
withdraw his accusation and in the midst
of indescribable uproar the House ad
The rout In Erythrea *ref era to the defeat of
the Italian urmy ci mmanded by General Bar
ratlerl at Adowa, the Indian East At'ii'-an oni
ony, in March, L 896. The exact number of men
killed or made prle nera on that occasion has
not been made public, but the Italian War
Office irlng the exciting scenes which
■ 1 Italy's reverse In the Chamber of
• - admitted that about 12,000 native Ital
ian troops were engaged, In addition to some
7000 auxiliaries, an. l that about ln't officers
; and .', r.en were killed by the forces of King
: Menelik of Abyssinia, in addition it is known
! that a large number of Italians were nwle
prisoners. Some reports at that time had it
that the Italians lost about 10,000 men in killed
and wounded, in addition to losing five pieces
of artill.-ry and their ammunition and wagon
j General Barratieri, who commanded the Ital
i iau troops at Adowa, was the farmer (sovernor
; threa. He was tried by court-martial
and acquitted of having attacked the Abyesin
i ians from inexcusable motives, under clrcum
! stances rendering defeat inevitable, and of hay
! ing abandoned the chief command of the troops
at 12:3" o'clock un March 1 until 'J o'clock
: March .1. thereby failing to give the orders re
| quired, lessening the consequences of the de
\ feat.
The advocate general, in his address for the
j prorecution at the time of the court-martial.
: demanded that the general be sentenced to ten
j years' confinement in :i fortress.
Signor Crispl was Premier at the time of this
j disaster to the Italian arms and a great deal
Icf the odium fell upon him. His resignation
was a :ce»>ted on March -i. 1898, after a com
j mittee of the Chamber of Deputies had re
i rr-cnmmendinK "political censure" for
his connection with ihp Bank of Naples scan
. dais during hi? Premiership.
South-Bound California Express in a
Wreck Near Oregon City.
OREGON CITY, May 26.— A serious ac
cident was narrowly averted to-night on
the Southern Pacific near this city. The
south-bound California express train ran
into the rear section of a freight train
on a trestle near here and demolished the
caboose and three freight cars. The
freight engine was unable to pull the
train up the grade and left one section
behind. Before the- engine returned the
freight cars started down grade and col
lided with the passenger train, the engine
of which was slightly damaged. No one
was hurt. :■ , ..'.
Slayer of Harris Captured.
ASH FORK. Ariz.. May 26.— Sheriff
Munds of Prescott, with Deputy Sheriffs
Foley and Marsh, arrived to-day from
Winslow with Amador Lucero, the Mexi
can charged with the murder of Section
Foreman Harris here. The prisoner ad
mits that he burned his clothing near
Harris' cabin, but denies that he mur
dered Harris. He was taken to Prescott
BOOH after making this confession to
night, as the feeling is very strong
against him. The officers are satisfied
they have the man who murdered Harris
in order to rob him of his possessions.
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