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WASHINGTON. May 16.— President Roosevelt has appointed as Consul at Puerto Cabello. Venezuela, J. B. Peter son of Brooklyn. Peterson, who is a negro. Is one of the proprietors of thf* jfew. York AS«. V^* Kings Will Meet at Kiel. BERLIN, May; 16.—King Edward has announced hiis intention! to" visit Emperor William j during; the; regatta week at Kiel, which begins 'June 22. Convention News Continued on ,Page4. LONDON, May 16. — A dispatch to the Central News from Tokio says telegrams from Seoul announce that several hundred Russians recently at tacked and plundered the British gold mines at Eunsun, Korea. Many Brit ish and Japanese miners had their goods taken and several were Impris oned. Rufc&ians Plunder Gold 3fines. SEATTLE. May 16. — Federal Judge Hanford in a decision rendered to-day holds than an ordinance passed by the city of Seattle fixing a license of $600 a year for the sale of trading stamps is invalid. The court is of the opin ion that such a tax is exorbitant, in restraint of legitimate trade and that the arrest of a person for violating its provisions is in conflict with article 14 aX the I constitution. Trading Stamp Act Invalid. SANTA CRUZ. May ". I7.~At ¦¦ .2 o'clock this morning the sub-commit tee on platform and resolutions re jected the instructions ' for Hearst by a vote of 3 to 2. The light - will be made on the floor of the convention. • - . T. : A. Wood | is an attorney In this city and for years was prominent in the agitation, that preceded the pen sioning of the. soldiers of the First Ore gon Volunteers, who aided in "suppress ing • the . Indians in Oregon and Wash ington irian early .day. Hosea Wood is the son of T.. A. Wood and his part ner, and" aided his father in his alleged illegal : practice,' 2_ _ PORTLAND, Or., May 16.— After be ing out about an: hour this evening the Grand Jury in tHe United States Dis trict Court brought in a verdict of guilty in the case of T. A. Wood and Hosea Wood,, who were on -trial for conspiracy to defraud the United States Government, of .pensions. The jury recommended 'clemency, and it is prob able that the prisoners, will be let off with fines. rv«- , • Father and -Son Are Well- Known Oregonians and Probably Will Be Fined Leon Claranario this afternoon made a full confession to Constable John Kett and others in which he states that he committed the murder of Aruju, alone and unassisted. Mrs. Aruju was present at the time they quarreled and she afterward assisted him in disposing of the body. The fugitive tells the full story of his flight from Tehachapi to Cameron on Wednesday after the crime was committed, from there to Mojave, where he remained three days. He was unable to get work and went from there to Los Angeles, concealed himself there for a while and then went to San Diego, where he was arrested. 3Iurderer Makes Confession. BAKERSFIELD, May 16.— A spe cial to the Californian from Tehachapi says: 3Ien Who Were Accused of Conspiring to Defraud the ¦ Government Are Convicted FIND WOODS ARE GUILTY April 17 was a public holiday in celebration of the raising of the flag in 1900. Athletic sports were held during the day. A national salute was fired by the man of war at midday and the native brass band played at inter vals during the sports. TUTUILA. May 3.— Regret was ex pressed here when ths news was re ceived that the U. S. S. Adams was ordered to relieve the U. S. S. Wheel ing as the station ship in Tutuila and that consequently there would be a change of officers who have been con nected with the island Government. Captain Underwood, the commandant, has made himself very popular. He ha? established a Samoan newspaper and a native school. Assistant Pay master Goodhue. U. S. X.. has held the position of island treasurer for nearly three years, and Ensign Lackey, U. S. N., has been chief custom officer for the last six months. OFFICERS MUST LEAVE THE SAMOAN STATION Rrjrrct Expressed at Tutuila at News That the Warship Wheeling Is Transferred. Finally, however, a telegram bearing the signature of no less a personage than Thomas McCaffery, an official of the Southern Pacific, with headquar ters at Los Angeles, and a prominent politician, was in the hands of Samuel Schiller, a leader of the delegation from San Diego. This telegram in pos itive tones demanded that the San Diego delegation vote solidly in the in terests of Hearst and his candidate for chairman. This left no doubt as to the power that was behind the author of the telegram. That it had its full °f fecC*became evident to-day when. San Diego acted contrary to the expecta tions of "those that have* watched the organization of her delegates.' - entire convention to date— and it has been a convention replete with sur prises—came to-day when the hand of the Southern Pacific Company loomed up in the fight in favor of Hearst, who has poured the vials of his wrath upon the heads of the directors of this cor poration in the past. When San Diego County cast its votp solid, for the pro-instructionists' programme, a murmur of surprise swept through the convention and gave the first' hint that some Influence had been operating to swerve what was believed to be this delegation's fealty to the Gould candidacy for the chairmanship from its intended course. The shrewd politicians that have been handling the fight to down the programme for instruction forth with began to make an investigation. The conditions that had brought about this change in the , San Diegans was hard to uncover. ' • And this may also account for the number of passes upon which delegates from the southern part of the State enjoyed the journey to the convention city and upon which they will return to their homes to explain to those that sent them here why It was that they bolted the anti-instruction forces in a body. . . The feeling is so intense over the contest that Is inevitable to-morrow when an effort will be made by the Hearst forces to put through an In struction resolution that the great ma jority of the delegates who stood. loyally by Gould to-day in his fight for chair man will call upon Gavin McNab and demand that he do not recede one iota from the position he. has taken. They fear that in the interests of harmony McNab will yield too much to the oppo sition. They have been loyal to him In his fight, fhey say, and now they in sist that he lead them through until the last gun is fired, even though it split the party wide open on the ques tion of the virtues of Hearst. COLOGNE. May 16.— The Berlin correspondent of the Cologne Gazette telegraphs that private dispatches from the Caraeroons say the Cross River rebels have been completely crushed after an obstinate fight by a British force in the territory of South ern Nigeria. The British losses were heavy- Thirteen officers and non commissioned officers were killed. Thirteen Are Killed Daring a Severe Engagement With Southern Nigeria Rebels. BRITISH OFFICERS FALL r \ IN DESPERATE BATTLE SANTA CRUZ, 3fay 16. — Following is a forecast of the delegates from the several Congressional districts to the national convention: First District — Thomas Bair, Eureka; R.-.H. de Witt, Yreka. ' " J Second District — R. II. Beamer, Yolo; J. B. Sanford, Ukiah. Third District — James Keyes, Sulsun; John .1. McDonald, Oakland. Fourth District — Jasper McDonald. W. J. McGee. Fifth District — Joseph S. Tobin and Barney Murphy. Sixth District— T. C. Butler, Salinas; Henry Brlekley, Fresno. . Seventh District — Harvey McCarthy and Dr. Kdeleman, Los Angeles. . Eighth District — R. F. Garner, San Bernardino; W. E. Shepherd, Ventura. FORECAST OF DELEGATES TO NATIONAL SESSION Bishop Grant, chairman of the Gen eral Conference Commission, presided and introduced the speaker. The peo ple gave the Governor an ovation when he arose to deliver his address. He said in part: "It is, in my opinion, high time for the colored people of this country to cease looking upon themselves as a problem. Such conception of the race problem is simply a sum of problems confronting every black man, as they do every white man, and which every man must solve for himself. "Brooding over wrongs, however real; revolting against conditions, however harsh: crying out against discrimina tion, however apparent — this in itself will not accomplish anything for the colored people of the country. If there is a race question In this country, there is just one way in which each indi vidual colored man may contribute to its certain solution, and that is by re solving that he shall fight bravely on ward toward a higher ideal of living and thinking." CHICAGO, May 16.— Quinn Chapel was thrown Into a panic to-night dur ing an address by Governor Durbin of Indiana, when a crank rushed down the middle aisle with his hand extended threateningly toward the Governor and exclaiming, "I will kill any man who disputes the word of Father Abraham." The venerable bishops of church, min isters and laymen rushed upon the man before he could reach the platform. Others placed themselves as guards be tween Indiana's executive and the struggling lunatic. Fifteen hundred people in attendance at the quadrennial conference were ter ror-stricken when they saw the man running toward the Governor. He waited quietly until order had been restored and then proceeded with his speech. The man was ejected from the build ing. It is believed he is insane. No one knew him. The crank's appearance was first noted when he cried out: "I will kill any one who disputes the word of Abraham, the father of our nation. I am in the world to see that it is not done." '¦} ;~ •¦•" ing that they -will throw a larger vote for instruction to-morrow than they cast for Jeter to-day and hints are made that accessions of strength will come from the San Francisco delega tion. All indications point to a spirit ed and somewhat ugly fight. Several of the anti-Hearst delegates are mind ed to sneak their sentiments in a di rect manner. INFLUENCE OF RAILROAD. The most incongruous surprise of the Police Surgeons of Capital "Will Examine Him to De termine as to His Sanity Vigilant Factions Await a Hot Contest. Crank flakes a Menacing Movement Toward Indiana Governor During a Speech SOME OF THE MEN WHO COMMAND ATTENTION AMONG THE DEMOCRATS ASSEMBLED AT SANTA CRUZ TO SELECT DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION AT ST. LOUIS. . . ¦ STARTS PANIC IN A CHURCH in a New Field. Ycnng Chief of the Department of Commerce and Labor Is to Work The point discussed to-night is wheth er McNab can hold an equal number of men in line to-morrow when Tarpey advances the resolution to instruct for Hearst. Rumors are flying thick and fast to the effect that Tarpey's follow ing \vill be increased by the arrival of delegates who were absent to-day. Ugly hints are thrown out that Colonel Mazuma has arrived with timely rein forcements. Leading Democrats, who hold that a great victory for true par ty principles was more in the election of Frank H. Gould, express apprehen sion as to the outcome of to-morrow's combat. The oratory in the convention to-day was several degrees below the grade of brilliancy. Judge Raker of Modoc eas ily carried off the honors In the nom inating line. Many of the delegates expected to hear from Ed Lcake of Yolo. Thomas Geary of Sonoma, Frank lin K. Lane and James H. Barry of San Francisco, Isadore B. Dockweiler of Los Angeles and E. C. Farnsworth of Visalia. Leake of Yolo would have gone to the front in the style that made him conspicuous as an anti-Hearst man at the meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee, but his voice is so impaired that He can scarcely speak above a whisper. The leaders of the Hearst forces ac count for their defeat in to-day's en gagement bv unexpected desertions in the Los Angeles and Alameda delega tions. To-nlffht tbo Hearst men are claim-. Tarpey openly avows his purpose to present the resolution to instruct for Hearst. He will not accept the com promise of a Hearst delegation unin structed. There Is much more at stake than the simple adopting of a resolution to govern the course of the California delegation to the Demo cracic National Convention. McNab Is placed In a position where he is bound to fight In order to maintain his leadership of the Democratic party of the State. Regarding the election of Gould on the alignment accepted by both fac tions as an indorsement of the record and purposes of the organization, McNab's management of the San Francisco division enlisted the admir ation of the interior delegates. For style in the art of high bossing the re sourceful Gavin gave his fellow Dem ocrats an object lesson. His person ality was not in any sense concealed. He was on the floor of the convention among the delegates of the several As sembly districts of the metropolis and surely made good his pledge to the inland supporters of non-instruction that he would hold San Francisco in line. Only eight of the 168 of the city contingent fell down and the deser tions were ascribed to booze rather than boodle. PROPHETS ARE BUSY. SANTA CRUZ, May 18.— The day's battle Is over and the Hearst band wagon is In use as an ambulance to carry off the wounded. In what seemed to be an open, fair contest on the question at issue, the forces op posed to instruction for Hearst won the victory, bot Tarpey propose*; t >' re new the engagement to-morrow and force the adoption of a resolution to instruct. . Gavin McXab is not boasting of the triumph achieved in the election of Frank H. Gould to the chairmanship of the convention, and is not inclined to underestimate the strength of Tar pey in the next conflict. Tarpey to day was astounded when the strength of the McNab column was disclosed and its discipline put to the test. Mc- Nab was also surprised at the vitality and strength of the Hearst following, hence both sides are reorganizing for another struggle. STRIFE WAXES BITTER. SANTA BARBARA. May 15.— A s«rl ous automobile accident. In which sev eral prominent Los Angeles people : were badly injured, occurred on the San Marcos Pass, a mountain grade on which motor cars are,, not allowed. News of the catastrophe reached Santa Barbara this afternoon and created no little excitement here. Owing to & broken brake a heavy machine, owned by Andrew Jung of Los Angeles and carrying Jung, his wife and Charles Miller, his chauffeur. , dashed down the steepest part of the grade and turned turtle, dangerously injuring Mrs. Jung and pinning Jung under the car. Miller escaped without serious hurt. The Jung party in one car, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Viges in another and Frank Hu/Json and wife in a third, were tour- Ing from Los Angeles to Niles. Al though it is against tfcs law for motors to cross the San Marcos Pass on ac count of the danger to traffic, the three machines took this route and Hudson and Viges made the descent in safety and waited at the foot of the grade for Jung. His failure to arrive caused ths others great alarm and they were about to return when Miller ran up and dropped in a faint before he could ex plain what had happened. After reviving. Miller stated that shortly after leaving the Cold Springs Hotel the brake broke and the machine dashed down the grade at a terrtflc pace. After making several perilous turns Miller ran the car into the bank, where It turned completely over. Mrs. Jung was thrown to the ground with frightful force, sustaining a deep scalp wound and a cut in the cheek, Jung being pinned under the machine. When the rescue party arrived on the scene Mrs. Jung was still uncon scious. At the sight of the wreck Mil ler fainted again and it was some time before he revived. After great trouble Jung was taken out and the entire par ty was conveyed to Kelley's bee ranch, a short distance away. 9s«c!al Dispatch to Tha Call. WASHINGTON. May 16.— President Roosevelt has at last picked a man who •» lil manage his campaign next fall. George B. Cortelyou, Secretary of Com merce ard Labor, is his choice. Mr. CorteJyou will resign from the Cab/net when he is formally elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, and the vacancy created *U] be filled at the same time. Who "•ill get the commerce portfolio is yet to be disclosed. Mr. Roosevelt picked Ccrtelycu as manager of his campaign e/ter he had heard from Cornelius N. Bliss of New York. The President had Bliss In mind for the national chairmanship a week aer>. Feer^tsry Cortelyou has been In New York sir.ee that time and conferred with BiiFS. who sent word to the Presl- , dent that he could not undertake the heavy duties of campaign management. Then Mr. Roosevelt decided to ask his newest and youngest Cabinet officer to srrve. Bliss has consented to con tinue to serve as treasurer of the na tional committee. He will give his <arne5t support to the Presidential t.clret this year and undertake the rais ing if campaign funds. P^5tmnst<»r General Henry C. Payne, vj^-e rhairman of the. committee, will ictire when the committee is reorgan izrd. as his health will not permit him t« continue in that ofSce. Two men are Dow being seriously considered for his position — J. W. Blythe of Iowa, general counsel of the Burlington road, and Harry S. New of Indianapolis, member of the national committee.' FeTotary • Shaw is now in Iowa to confer with Mr. Blythe. Should Mr. P'ythe decline. Mr. New may be offered ?he place. Although Secretary Cortel you has never managed a Presidential campaign. President Roosevelt regards him as exceptionally qualified for the office of chairman. He has become thoroughly familiar with the,Preslden tial situation in every State during the lest six years. As secretary to the late President McKinley he had unusual opportunity to familiarize himself with local conditions from one end of the country to the other. President Roose velt also believes that Mr. Cortelyou possesses in an unusual degree genius for organization. f ?ec!iJ XMcpttcb to Th* Can. Brake Fails to Work and the Ponderons Machine Dashes to Destruction at San Marcos Pass. Tarpey Has Hopes of a Final Victory. Woman Hurled From a Car When It Upsets on ttie Grade. ftiairmanslrip ol National Republican Committee tlie Prize. Secretary to Manage the Campaign of Roosevelt. Residents of Los An geles Injured in Disaster. CORTELYOU WILL LEAVE CABINET AUTOMOBILE RACES DOWN A MOUNTAIN SANTA CRUZ, May 16. — The die has been cast and Hearst has lost at least the moral support of the Democracy of California. A majority of the delegates to the Democratic convention here in session — a majority sufficient ly large to leave no question as to the temper of the greater number of Democrats of California — voted to place in the chair to lead them in further deliberations Frank H. Gould of San Francisco. Mr. Gould was the opponent of former Lieutenant Governor William T. Jeter, a resident of this city, who was selected by M. F. Tarpey and other directors of the Hearst forces to lead them in the fight for a delegation to the national convention instructed to vote first and last for Hearst, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. "The issue was a plain one, and with the defeat of Jeter came the defeat in California of the aspirations of Hearst. Another point in the selec tion of Gould is settled beyond a dispute. It established beyond question the domination in California, so far as the Democracy is concerned, of the McNab-Lane organization. The work of to-day's sessions practically ended with the elec tion of Gould. Committees were appointed, and they labored until late in the night. DEMOCRATS DEFEAT HEARST FORCES' CANDIDATE FOR THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF STATE CONVENTION Alcarar— "Coliaette." > r'\i Calif ornl»— "Onr Vvw JUaisWs." Central — "Sows lay tbe Sea." . CImtes — Vaudovilla. V * Columbia— "Old Heldelberr." Oraad — "Empress Theodore,. 1^ Orpneam— Vaoderille. Tivoli— "A Runaway GlxL" TBS THEATEE3. Tcrecart xa&d* at Baa Praa cUco for thirty hours eadinr midais-bt, May 17 1 Saa Trancieco and vicinity— rair Tuesday; brisk north 'west Triad. G. S. WTLLSOSr. * Local Forecaster. THE SwXATHXB. VOLUME XCV— NO. 169. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TWENTY PAGES— SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1904— PAGES 1 TO 10. The San Francisco Call