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WILL TRY TO SECURE BOTH NATIONAL CONVENTIONS Prominent San Francisco Public Men Are Confident That by Proper Effort This City Can Secure the Two Big Political Gatherings of Next Year* Senator Perkins, Congressmen Loud and Kahn, Mayor Pheian and Other Influential Men Promise Their Hearty Co-operation in the Work of Achieving This Success. CALIFORNIA may have the honor of playing host to the national lead ers of both great political parties in 1900. It is the opinion of those who are In close touch with the condition of political affairs In the East that by proper effort San Francisco may be made the seat of the next National Republican and National Democratic con ventions. This city made a bid for this distinction some years ago, but had then to contend with conditions which have since been eliminated. At that time it was admitted that San Francisco's claims were well founded, but certain circumstances, due largely to her geographical position, were against, her. Apprehension was felt thai her hob ac commodations would prove Insufficient: that large crowds could not be properly handled; that telegraphic facilities were inadequate; that the distance from the great centers of population was too great. as too much time would have to be con sumed in making the Journey across the continent; and political combinations had to be made that precluded San Francisco from carrying off the prize of being chosen the convention seat. Since that time San Francisco has had ample opportunities to test most of these objections, and has most successfully demonstrated that they do not. at least at the present time, exist. The capacity of the city and the ability of the people of San Francisco to take care of large crowds of visitors with comfort and safety was well Illustrated during the convention of the Christian Endeavor societies a few years ago, and more recently on the re turn of the California volunteers. The telegraphic facilities of San Fran cisco have also been put to the test, and were not found wanting. As for distance and time, these factors have been greatly reduced in Importance by the changes that have been made and are to be made in the transportation of passengers between the East and San Francisco. The time from Chicago to San Francisco will be but three days, while the trip from New York, the other extreme of the continent, will con sume but an additional day. It is proposed to make the movement to bring these great and Influential bodies of men to California a strictly non-par tisan project. The object in view will be the advancement of the material pros perity of the State and its neighboring commonwealths by bringing their rich and innumerable resources to the direct attention of some of the men who are most influential in the affairs of the na- -It* Is expected that not only will indi viduals be interested and attracted by the opportunities for investment on this side of the Rocky Mountains, but much will be done to impress upon public men the needs of the coast in the way of ap propriations for public improvements and other national legislation. Congressman Julius Kahn is enthusi astic over the project and is confident that it can be carried to a successful consummation. "It seems to me," he said, "that If San Francisco has any intention of securing the national conventions this Is her op portunity. That McKinley will be re nominated Is practically conceded by everybody. The element of uncertainty which makes it necessary for the Repub lican convention to be held at some point where the party managers are within easy telegraphic communication with other prominent men will be entirely eliminated from the approaching conven tion. There is no uncertainty as to who will be the Republican party nominee and I am satisfied that San Francisco can thus early secure the hearty co operation of many of the national, com mitteemen if her citizens make an earnest effort to secure the conventions. Dependable Drugs Extra Low Prices Today These prices are good for to- day only at our San Francisco store. No mail orders filled at these prices. Come today if you would save most. Telephone orders filled and delivered. Cuticura Soap— cakes 25c Advertised everywhere at 35 cents. We have always sold it for 1 5 cents. Today we cut It 2 for a quarter. Lyon's Tooth Powder 15c Regularly 25 cents. Our usual price is 20 cents. To- day it's 1 5 cents. Camelline 30 cents Liquid face cream made to sell for 50 cents. Our cut price is 35 cents. Today we sell it for 30 cents. Allen's Malt Whiskey 65c A quart bottle that sells reg- • ularly for Si. Our usual price is 85 cents. Today we cut it to 65 cents. Raymond's Florida Water The largest size bottle. Reg- 2 cq ular price is 75 cents. Our yD price 45 cents. Today we make it 35 cents. Carter's Dyspepsia Tablets Regular price is 50 cents. 20c Owl's usual price is 40 cents. 5 Today's unusual price 30c. f'|iso*l 1128 Market St. ci______r- "The manner in which San Franciscans ; have poured out their wealth to receive ! the returning volunteers has challenged the admiration of the entire country. The troops who have returned to their homes have all spoken In the warmest terms of the hospitality and the loyalty and pa triotism of our people, and I feel confi dent that these soldiers will exert their influence to secure the conventions for our city. "The benefit to the State and to the community would be inestimable. The prominent men of the parties, the men who shape the affairs of the nation, would visit San Francisco, and many of them would probably pay their first visit to our State and to the Pacific Coast. ! They would return to the East with a I better knowledge of our resources and j of our requirements, and the benefits that | would accrue to the State would be felt In every channel of Industry. "1 believe that our citizens should take up this matter at once. My idea is that committees of representative citizens should be selected and that San Fran cisco should go into the field at this early day to show the rest of the country that she is In earnest when she says that she wants the honor of entertaining the dele gates to the national conventions of 1900. "I have reason to believe that many of SENATOR PERKINS— It will bring the most representative men of the nation to our State. CONGRESSMAN LOUD— The eyes of the whole country are now turned to San Francisco, probably to a greater degree than most people realize. CONGRESSMAN KAHN— benefit to the State and to the com munity would be inestimable. MAYOR PHELAN— Francisco is well adapted for convention purposes. The members will be able to work with comfort. HENRY T. SCOTT — It would gain recognition for San Francisco as the great commercial port which she is destined to be. A. SBARBORO — Many capitalists may find inducements either to settle here or to invest some of their surplus capital. | the Eastern cities would give way to San , Francisco at the present time, and there I is no question in my mind but that if wo will all put our shoulders to the wheel we can carry off the prize when the Na tional Committee meets. "I shall exert myself to the utmost to bring about the desired result while in Washington, and I will be pleased to take up the matter earnestly and vigorously as soon as I arrive at the national capital. "A good idea of the feeling that has I been engendered throughout the country by California's method of welcoming the | coming and speeding the departing guest may be gained from the experience of I Senator Thomas H. Carter of Montana. He was the chairman of the Republican National Committee up to 1896 and is still a member of that body. He recently paid his first visit to San Francisco, and I had a letter from him several days ago in which, he' says that he has brought home with him from San Francisco a deep sense. of gratitude, and that his visit was fraught with the greatest degree of pleas- I ure that. he has experienced in many years. While Senator Carter was an ad j vocate of San Francisco before, I feel ! satisfied that if we again enter the arena : and ask for his support he will gladly I become one of our most earnest and en- i ergetic champions. I "The many members of this ' Senate and I House of Representatives who have vis i ited us to receive the regiments of their . respective States during the past few STATE GETS A GOOD RAINFALL Benefits in Excess of the Damage Done. » Special Dispatch to The Call. + + + + + + + + + + + + ♦+♦_♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ PORTLAND, Oct. Light snow ♦ -♦- fell over the higher altitudes of ♦ ♦ Oregon, Washington and Idaho last -f + night and to-day. + ELMIRA, Oct. Rain commenced falling at 10 o'clock to-day, and the downpour was steady. At noon .17 of an inch had fallen, and there was no benefit except to lay the dust. No damage was done to the dried fruit and the grain, which was mostly under cover. SANTA ROSA, Oct. About 4 o'clock this morning a heavy rain commenced to fall here which has completely cleared the atmosphere of the smoke, which has been very bad on account of the forest fires. The rain was hailed with pleasure by everybody except the grape growers, who have not finished picking and the fruit men who still have the fruit in the dry ing yards. The precipitation was .25 of an inch. MONTEREY, Oct. 12.— The rain that began falling at midnight Tuesday throughout this section is apparently not over yet. Heavy showers fell during the early morning and to-day, and a warm southwest wind, with considerable cloud!- ness, still prevails. It Is believed this lo cality will receive about an inch of rain before the storm is over. NAPA, Oct. 12.— Rain began falling at 10 a. m. to-day. There was no damage to crops. UKIAH. Oct. 12.— During the storm thirty-two hundredths of an Inch of rain has fallen. It was providential. The for est fires have all been, extinguished' and vegetation has been started. For a month past fires have been raging in the. rod woods and much damage had been done. PLEASANTON, Oct. 12.— From Wednes day morning up to 5 o'clock to-night fifty-hundredths of an inch of rain had fallen in this section. The damage to hay has not been very great so far and If It dries up to-morrow little damage will be done. Grapes have been much dam aged, though the loss to this fruit cannot yet be estimated. '..' . /'- WOODLAND. Oct. 12.— weather is cold and threatening, but so far only one light shower has fallen, and that was not sufficient to do, any damage. The vine yardlsts have not yet begun to pick the second crop of grapes and not more than half the raisin crop has been cured. A 1;.-; ivy rain now would cause a big loss to the raisin and wine industries. MERCED, Oct. 12.— Rain began falling here yesterday morning, continuing at in tervals since. - The precipitation yester day was nine one-hundredths of an inch. To-day at noon eighteen one-hundredths of an inch had fallen. The general effect upon crops in this county is good. Stock- THE SAJS FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1899. I months have all gone away from here j filled with gratitude to. our people, and | they have Invariably expressed them ; selves as being anxious to show their ap : preciation of the generous hospitality of | our citizens in some tangible form. Their j influence with their National Committee men'would be of great assistance to us. and I believe that that influence would be exerted without stint or hesitation. "Asa general thing the conventions are held, during the month of June. This Is a season of the year when the heat in most of the Eastern cities is. overpower ing. ' We all remember the pictures in the illustrated papers of the last national con ventions, where the delegates sat around coatless and hatless with fans .in their ; hands, trying to raise a breath of air. '• Here in San Francisco during the month I of June the climate Is cool, invigorating and bracing. We have ample hotel accom- I modations for all the delegates and visit ors who may come, and that the city Is capable of handling large crowds was I demonstrated recently upon the arrival of the First California Volunteers." Henry T. Scott, chairman of the anti ' boss Republican organization- of this city, Is a strong advocate of the proposition. "I would be very glad to see the next national convention held in San Francisco. It would certainly be a great thing for i the community and the State and would do much to gain recognition for San Fran cisco as the great commercial port which she is destined to be. No better means of advertising the advantages of our sec tion of the country could be devised. No effort should be spared to secure this great honor and advantage." United States Senator Perkins declared that he has always been and is now in favor of bringing the national convention to this city. "It will bring the most rep resentative men of the nation to our State." said he, "and will be of vast bene fit to every enterprise and industry. Each citizen should become a missionary in this cause. Personally I shall do everything within my power at all times and in all places to bring victory to the banner of San Francisco. I am always for Califor nia, first and last." As president of the Manufacturers' and Producers' Association A. Sbarboro had this to say of the project: "It has been proved that the gathering '■ of a large number of people for whatever purpose in a large city Is a great advan '. tage to the community. Therefore I be lieve that this city should do all in its power to have the conventions meet here. By seeing our city and State many cap italists may find inducements either to settle here or to Invest some of their sur plus capital, all of which would redound to the benefit of the State, j "We have shown how Californians can entertain large crowds both as to the lib eral subscriptions for money required and I men are especially benefited, as grass will now be abundant No damage is reported in this section. The rain was a great help to mining in Mariposa County. VISALIA, Oct. D.uring the past twenty-four hours .31 of an inch of rain has fallen in Tulare County. Practically no damage was done to crops. Stockmen and ranchers are jubilant, as plenty of pasture is now assured. A few raisin growers Buffered slight loss, but it was mostly their own fault In not heeding the warning from the Weather Bureau. Had rain occurred twenty-four hours sooner hundreds of tons of prunes would have been damaged. „_•_•»_* BAKERSFIELD, Oct. Light rain fell nearly all day Wednesday, .out amounted to only one-tenth of an inch. Some damage was done the raisins and prunes, though the bulk of both crops was saved. September having been un -1 usually warm made alfalfa grow late and considerable hay was out. Farmers and orcharaists are now rushing in all ■■ crops. ... HOLLISTER. Oct. 12— The rain which 1 commenced here last Tuesday night and - continued intermittently ever since has amounted to about .25 of an Inch. Farmers are looking forward to a wet winter, and preparing to put in an im mense acreage If the rains turn out right. PETALUMA, Oct. This city was visited to-day by a heavy downpour of rain, which seemed to please farmers ,in general. Some slight damage will be done to grapes, and considerable hay is out yet. i but it is claimed that the benefit from rain ! will more than doubly cover the damage. i SAN LUIS OBISPO, Oct. Twenty i four hundreths of an Inch of rain fell here in the last twenty-four hours. There has 1 been no damage to crops, although it , has interfered considerably with the thrashing of grain owing to the unusual ly large yield in this section. Thrashing will not be through with for at least another month. SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 12.— Heavy showers j fell all day in this city. Light rains fell ' at Ben Lomond and up the coast to Pes i cadero. Grapes on the vines will be dam- I aged, and exposed hay will suffer. Much of this year's crop of grapes has already , been gathered. SONOMA, Oct. 12.— A heavy rain set in ' this morning and continued at intervals . throughout the day. , At times the pre i cipitation amounted to a downpour. 1 Should the lain continue there will be i much damage to grapes, about one-third 1 of which still remain upon the vines. So '■ far, however, no damage of any-conse quence has resulted. - '• RED BLUFF, Oct. 12.— dry season ! was broken last night by a light sprinkle i of rain, which fell lightly at intervals all day. - VACAVILLE, -Oct. 12.— slight rains , will not stop the fruit shipments. The total shipments for the season of 1899 will i fall little short of 1100 carloads of dried fruit. ' . - SALINAS. Oct. 12.— Salinas in particu lar and Monterey County in general were treated to refreshing showers . to-day. The precipitation here so farMs - .44 of an Inch, and still threatening. • Inch. 1 and still threatening. Many ranch ers have not finished harvesting yet and necessarily the grain fields will be dam aged, owing to the heavy yield, and the scarcity of threshers much grain ' yet being unthreshed. On . the whole, how ever, the rain has been beneficial and the threshers jubilant over the prospects. MODESTO, Oct. 12.— This county has experienced cold and stormy weather during the past three days. The rain fall has varied from .56 of an inch in the eastern portion to a trace in the western section. Harvesting is over and the only damage will be to dry feed. Indications to-night are for more ruin. COLUSA, Oct. 12.— rainy season commenced to-day, but up to this evening also by the manner In which the citizens have entertained privately. I am sure that citizens of all political parties would join in giving the conventions a hearty welcome." • Congressman Eugene F. Loud, who re turned from a three months' trip to Europe yesterday, is also strongly in fa vor of the enterprise. "The project is quite possible," he re marked. "The benefit to the State and the entire coast would be great. The more you bring Eastern people in contact with California and her varied resources the more they understand and appreciate us and the advantages we have to offer. I found four years" ago, after the conven tions had adjourned, that there was quite a sentiment in favor of coming here, which would lead me to hope that It is possible to secure one or both of the con ventions next year. Time is being ob literate.l every year, and is. in fact, no objection .at the present time. I think there is sufficient hope of success to war rant an effort being made. I never thought so before. Heretofore I have always re garded it as impossible. ' "The eyes of the whole country are now turned. to San Francisco, probably to a greater degree than most people realize. Everybody is talking of San Francisco as certain of becoming one of the great commercial centers of the world. Any one who talked to the peo ple of the Fast ten years ago and who has talked to them recently is surprised at the, sentiment of commercial interest in San Francisco to-day as compared with the past. All seem to agree that nothing can prevent this city from be coming the great commercial center for the oriental trade. "I shall be pleased to render such as sistance as is in my power to make the project a success. I think the sending of a strong, conservative delegation to represent the city before the national committees when they meet would do much to bring about success, but they should go without so much flourishing of trumpets as we are in the habit of using. It is none too early to begin the cam paign, as I believe the national commit tees meet some time In December, about two months from now." Mayor Pheian promised hearty co operation in the project. "A movement of ! that kind," he said, "would have my ' strong support. San Francisco Is well i adapted for convention, purposes. Con- I ventions are generally held in midsum mer, and the member! will be able to work with comfort. I have seen a na tional convention at Chicago and I know the discomforts of that place. Our ho tels and boarding-houses would meet all requirements, and th» city, by reason of the conspicuous position it has assumed during the last two years, would be nat urally an attraction for strangers to visit, thus assuring a large convention. "I venture to say it would be a more deliberative and dignified body than any which has assembled in recent years. "One great advantage to both parties would be the convention delegates mov ing across the continent. This would spread enthusiasm for either cause. They might come by one route and return by another. It would be an advantage to the entire country, no less than to the West. Some of our statesmen who at tend conventions ought occasionally to see the country which they propose to govern. "The practical way is to interest the National Committeemen. The two Na tional Committeemen from California, John D. Spreckels of the Republican Committee and J. J. Dwyer of the Dem ocratic Committee, should take the in itiative, and with them I should be pleased to give my fullest co-operation." only .12 of an inch of rain had fallen. Good rains needed. WILLOWS, Oct. 12.— The weather is threatening to-day, but there has been no rain so fur. Heavy rain would damage some hay, raisins and prunes that are still out, and would also destroy enormous amounts of dry feed on the cattle and sheep ranges. KESWICK, Oct. There was a good downpour of rain this afternoon, it being the first of the season. It promises to give water enough for the placer miners, who have long been unable to work claims. It will also put a stop to forest fires thai have for the past month been a great source of danger. YUBA CITY. Oct. 12.- Showery weather has prevailed for tin- last two days. The precipitation for the. storm is .05 of an inch, and for the season .23 of an Inch. No damage to dried fruit or raisins or late summer crops. Fruit harvest about over. SACRAMENTO. Oct. 12.— The weather here has been showery all day and even ing, the fall up to 5 o'clock being .13 of an Inch, and considerable has since fallen. Should the weather become cool and clear with a dry wind the injury to grapes will be nominal, but continued wet weather will soon spoil them for table purposes. Beans and other small products on the Islands down the river will also be dam aped if the rain continues. On the other hand, the showers have cleared the at mosphere and flushed the sewers and are therefore welcome. FRESNO, Oct. 12.— Up to 6 o'clock this evening .10 of an Inch of rain fell, making a total of .30 for the season. Some slight damage was done to the second crop of raisins. LOS ANGELES. Oct. Although nearly .30 of an inch of rain fell in the city yesterday, the country outside the city and the adjacent counties received a much more copious drenching. There was snow and hall at El Cajon Pass, and South California Railroad employes re port a heavy precipitation along their lines. SAN DIEGO, Oct. 12.— 1n this city the precipitation by the late storm was .15 of an Inch. The rain was heavier In the country. Descanso reports .75, Alpine. .52, Sweetwater .23. Chur.a Vista and Otay .25. Santa-Maria .50 and Julian .75. So far as known there was little damage to raisins. About half the crop has been gathered, and the remainder was stacked. In the localities where the storm was heaviest farmers are preparing to begin plowing. Sues for $150,000. SACRAMENTO, Oct. 12.— case of Amanda Austin against the estate of the late Jeff Wllcoxson, her grand uncle, is on trial here. Miss Austin sues for $150, --000, claiming she had for eighteen years kept house, nursed him, etc., and that he had promised to reward her liberally, but hat} failed to do so. Activity of Native Sons. WOODLAND.. Oct. There is unusual activity among the Native Sons. Wood land Parlor is already one of the largest In the State, but at a meeting held Wednesday twelve new applications I for membership were filed. Injured by Gun Exploding. PETALUMA. Oct. 12.— While Abe Phillips, a well-known merchant tailor of this city was hunting ducks at Ocean View last evening his gun exploded. Fly ing fragments badly mangled his left hand. '*WJ?£ To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If It falls to cure. E. W. Grove's signature la on each box. 25c. DEWEY'S OFFICIAL GREETING BY THE STATE OF VERMONT DEWEY HOMESTEAD, MONTPELIER, VT. The cross under the window marks the room in which the admiral was born, W MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 12.— State of Vermont gave welcome to Admiral Dewey to-day with a parade and a reception at the State House. Tho weather was perfect, and 30,000 visitors joined with the hero's townsmen in the cele bration. .Never before has there been such a massing of people and so elabor ate a demonstration in the history of Vermont. The town was handsomely decorated. ■ Admiral Dewey spent the night on board the sleeping-car Geneva, and the car and the railroad yard were picketed by ' National Guardsmen. Early this morning, on a train from Northfield, came the battalion of cadets from Nor wich University, the military school which Admiral Dewey attended when a youth. The cadets brought two field pieces to be used in firing salutes. The admiral was up betimes, although only a few persons saw him until shortly after 8 o'clock, when he left his car and walked to the office of his brother Charles. He spent a few minutes there and then returned to the car. Old friends and neighbors were received by him during most of the forenoon. A delegation of King's Daughteas brought him a large bouquet of roses. Shortly before noon he went to the residence of his brother, where a family gathering was held and luncheon was served. The occasion was a very happy one, as there were quite a number of the admiral's relatives present. The celebration began at S o'clock with the firing of an admiral's salute by the Norwich Cadets. Then a band concert took place. At noon the Governor's sa lute was fired, and Immediately after ward the column for the parade was formed. ... _ . . At 1 o'clock the admiral returned to the car and In a few moments received a special committee from the State, who informed the distinguished guest that they had come to take him in charge for the remainder of the day. Soon afterward, in a closed carriage, the admiral accompanied them to the execu tive mansion, where he was formally presented to Governor Smith and Mayor Senter. Lieutenant Brumby, flag lieu tenant, accompanied the admiral. ALASKAN DISPUTE BUT OF THE WAY Temporary Agreement Reached. , Special Disi»atcß to The Call. LONDON. Oct. 12.— Sir Louis Henry Davies, Canadian Minister of Marine and 1 Fisheries, informs the Associated Press that he has given Canada's consent to a temporary arrangement of the Alaskan dispute. This has practically settled tho whole matter for the time being, as the main features of the arrangement were originally suggested by the United States. - Colonel John Hay. the American Secre tary of State, will sign the last papers within a few 'lays and Reginald Tower, British Charge d'Affaires in Washington, will ratify on behalf of Great Britain. Sir Louis Davies said this evening: "The terms agreed upon are simply a line drawn across Chl.kat Pass, delimin ated by the river and mountain top*. It has absolutely no significance except that I we hope thereby to avert local friction. Of course an arrival at even a temporary agreement is satisfactory. So far as the original contention is concerned we are just as misty as ever. I see no signs of reaching an immediate settlement. "Canada relinquishes no claim by her assent to this temporary arrangement and she has not the slightest intention of allowing her original contention to lapse to obscurity. ' "It is not our purpose to permit this new understanding to extend a day longer than is necessary. The fact that I am returning to Canada must not be taken to indicate that a settlement will be reached by the date of my leaving Eng land. My return Is necessitated by mat ters altogether outside the Alaskan affair. "I am, however, working in conjunction with the Colonial Office upon the case. It will not come before the Joint High Com mission unless a diplomatic settlement is previously attained." REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO MEET Place for the Next Presidential Con- vention Will Be Selected in ■ December. CHICAGO, Oct.- 12.— The Record . to morrow will say: Senator Marcus A. Hanna intends to issue a call for a meet ing of the Republican National Committee in Washington early in December. ; It is believed the committee will select 'he city in which to hold the national con vention. '- ; Cleveland. Denver, Kansas City. Mil waukee, San Francisco, Pittsburg, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Minneapolis will have delegations of convention boomers ln Washington when the committee meets, and there are evidences that Chicago Republicans will send a dele gation. Henry C. Payne of Wisconsin has laid out a new plan of representation in the national convention which he would .like the national committee .to adopt. He wants the delegates selected In propor tion to the Republican- vote cas,t for President in 1896. Mr. Payne, it ls said, has ascertained that a large proportion of the Republican National Committee men regard his plan with considerable favor. Samoan Correspondence Issued. LONDON. Oct. 12.— Foreign Office has issued the correspondence which passed between it and C. N. E. Eliot, British commissioner to the Samoan con ference, regarding Samoa and the report of the joint commissioners of July 18, inclosing a draft of the amended act for Dewey there donned his uniform of full admiral of the navy and then with the State and city committees entered a lan dau and through long lines of cheering people was driven to the foot of State street, where a column of about 500 men was awaiting to participate in the parade. The Norwich University Cadets formed a personal guard about Admiral Dewey's carriage. . The parade began at 2:30 and the route, nearly three miles in length, lay through streets lined with bunting and flags. The cheering was continuous and the admiral was kept busy during the entire time in returning greetings. Before the marchers reached the Capi tol grounds the admiral's party left the carriages and ascended the State House reviewing stand. The procession con tinued through the main streets and up through the Capitol grounds, salutes be ing given as each company passed the admiral. A separate stand had been erected be side the one on which the admiral stood and on this were over 200 members of the State and city reception committee. On the lawn in front a thousand spectators were massed, with as many more at the foot of the slope and across the street. The parade was completed at 4 o'clock and when quietness had been restored Governor Smith, turning to Admiral Dewey, extended to him the welcome of the State of Vermont, at the same time presenting to him the medal which the State had enacted should be given him as a memorial. Then the Mayor offered the welcome of the city and the formal exercises were at an end. The admiral was escorted back to his car after a short reception at the State House. The day wound up with a gorgeous dis play of fireworks on the ground behind the Dewey cottage and an immense bon fire on Capitol Hill. It is claimed that the fire was the largest ever constructed in the country. The fire was on the top of the hill, which rises abruptly from the main street, nearly 300 feet above the Winooski River, and , seventy-five feet above and directly behind the Capitol dome. There were used in the construction of the pile 1000 barrels, 700. railroad ties the lumber from two buildings and an im mense quantity of other combustibles. The expense of the fire was borne by the State and city. The pile had been guard ed night and day since completion, and the government of the islands. Included in the correspondence is a communication to Mr. Eliot, dated April 13, in which Lord Salisbury reviews recent events and announces his appointment on the com mission and a note from Mr. Eliot under date of July 26, giving to Lord Salisbury a brief narrative of the proceedings o"f the commission. Flood of Immigrants NEW YORK, Oct. 12.— More than 3100 immigrants passed through the Barge Office ■ to-day. Of these 940 arrived on the Oceanic last night, SSO on the Ems, 320 on the Trave and 253 on the Alsatia. Invented a Refining 1 Process. EVERETT, Mass., Oct. William R. Smith, known as the man who first re fined petroleum, died at his home here to day aged 72 years. I je!i*r^* /f\?\ t_s3 ti?*g V^ «*__ffj&^E^^ I Ewj _g_^_ak fgjL mm I Underwear] i . ■ _jjES555_ T' E__JSS_ssi_sssy •____ V w l^— -*r — \ _H II ■•_____>/"" Xl* /_■ Worsted Wool Underwear, || ''"'■'-__■ y^ W?*% unshrinkable and form fitting, p| / in gray and ecru, also gray* $f / with blue or pink stripes, ' r^ ■ * ast co * ors — re — a well-known brand, cele- B brated for its sanitary quali- 'Mi _________■ ties ' fl- ecin 8 -'nside is woven "S! lpjr^ wk JSfiBJ into tne fabric ' will last as HGI * ne body ; colors light blue, I K^a7^]_M_!l^^sMJ_l ft i j^^f^/ 718 MARKET ST.. X^tog/ I W$ Out-of-town orders filled — write us. 0 ♦ HOME OF EDWARD DEWEY, I 4> Where the admiral is staying. It «> * occupies the site of the old home, 1 <i> which has been removed from its I I original location. T #-»-4>-*-<S>-e-<3> -♦-,■-♦- 3> -♦-<_--♦-<s-♦-• to-day many barrels of oil and tar were spread over it. The ignition was by elec tric current, and a signal was given by a rocket. The fire was set at 9 o'clock, and the flames shot 100 feet Into the air, light ing up the country for miles around, the glare being seen thirty miles away. The pile burned until long after midnight. The jewel presented to Admiral Dewey by the State of Vermont is of beautiful design, the top bar supporting a rising sun, which holds in each tip the dia monds, making four stars, the emblem of the admirals rank. Below, held by a ribbon, is a shield, on which is a like ness of the admiral surrounded by eight een diamonds. In relief, on the shield, is another anchor with a representation of. the flagship Olympia on the stock. Below is a wreath with Vermont's coat of arms. The bottom bar bears In raise work the- words "Welcome Home." To-night Admiral Dewey witnessed a fine display of fireworks near his old home, nut about 10 o'clock ho i-ti_-„«.a to his sleeper and retired. At midnight his car was attached to a special train and taken to Northtield. CHARGED WITH SLANDER BY A NEW YORK MAN Ex-Chief Justice Vincent of the New Mexico Supreme Court Placed Under Arrest. NEW YORK, Oct. 12.— William G. Vin cent, a prominent attorney of Chicago and ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico, was arrested to night in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel charged with slander and defamation of character. The complainant is Charles G. Davis, editor of the Wall Street Review It is alleged that Vincent, who had a quarrel of years' standing with Davis, ap plied abusive epithets to Davis in the hotel on Wednesday, and also recom mended that the clerk of the hotel show- Davis to the hotel detective. Vincent gave $1000 cash bail.