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Pynamite Explosions at Tours and at
Liege, Belgium.
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Remained Supreme at Rome, Vienna, London
and Paris— Several Arrests Made at Chi- .
" .tago, Bat So Riot.
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tttt '.&! to The Morning Cal'-.
Paris, May I,— Mayday was ushered In
with the police on the gui vive and the
strongly enforced garrisous of Paris were
ready for instant service. At an early hour
the procession began to form for the march
in Salle Favre. Instead of 10,000 men taking
part in the demonstration only 2000 were
-. A number of speeches were made and
Vaillant declared that this was the last
time that the claims of workingmen would
be argued in this form. The wqrkingmen
this year had delivered an ultimatum to the
Government on the question of Bight hours
a day. If It did not result successfully they
would resort to more energetic measures to
secure their demands.
At 2 p. m. the report of a dynamite out
rage was received from Tours, a bomb be
iug exploded near Guiss .Barracks. The
noise of the explosion was terrific and it
was thought the anarchists had blown up
the National Powder Works, which are sit
uated near Tours. Soldiers from the bar
racks went to the place where the explosion
occurred and .uud a man lying senseless
in a pool of blood. One of his hands was
blown off and he was otherwise badly in
jured. No doubt he was the victim of his
own crime. He was taken to the hospital
under ariest and at last reports he had not
regained consciousness.
When it was learned that the attempt
was not made on the National Powder
Works the minds of the i eople were consid
erably eased. The Petit Journal Bays the
unknown man placed an iron pot filled with
powder and scrap Iron in a china-sb on
the Boulevard Voltaire. He was compelled
to decamp before be was able to ignite the
fuse attached to the impromptu bomb.
Reports thus far received from the prov
inces ate reassuring. The socialists at
Fourmies held a monster meeting, but
everything was far quieter than anticipated,
lhe presence of the ■Prince of Wales in tiie
city lad a great effect in allaying the
anxiety. He paid a visit to Presileut Car
no; and the latter returned the visit. Alto
gether the city shows little evidence of .the
alarm wliich might justifiably be felt. Only
a few more shops than usual were closed.
At the Salle Favre meeting Vaillant's re
marks provoke I dis-eat from Basly, who
denounced police violence. Tiie meeting
applauded B .sly's .sentiments and refused
to listen to the Marquis de Mores. The
usual resolutions were carried at: the
meeting dispersed in an orderly manner,
singing '•Carmagnole" and shouting "Vive
la Revolution Sociale." The crowd of sight
seers that collected at the Piace de la Con
corde this afternoon was easily dispersed.
In view of the quiet prevailing, the Ministor
of tbe Interior removed the interdiction of
public balls and concerts for to-night
The prefect of police stated late to-night
that there was ne further necessity for
further retention of the military, as the
Republican Guard and po;i sufficed to sus
tain order. He also stated that not a single
arrest was made.
The municipal elections absorbed most of
the attention cf the provincial public. The
polling proceeded quietly. At Lyons the
police removed a number of inflammable
placards and Lund cartridges in the police
station and town hall. No damage was
done, however. No disturbance occurred
at Toulon and but five militant anarchists
were arrested. A panic was caused among
people attending the Cathedral at Charlons
by tho explosion id "the nave. Confusion
was abated when it was found the explosion
was caused by a squib placed iv the nave
by some mischievous urchin.
300,000 Men Form in Procession In Lon
don, bat Order Reign* Supreme.
London, May I.— Mayday demonstra
tians were held to-day in most of the large
cities of Great Britain and the Continent
and in various manufacturing and mining
districts. Advices thus far show that the
day passed off harmlessly, if not quietly.
A black Lag, containing gun cotton, dyna
mite and gun powder, and also a belt filled
with cartridges, aud several documents
written In foreign languages, were found
beside the Woolwich Arsenal to-d.ty. No
fuse was attached and lt does not appear
that an attempt was made to cause an ex
A large procession formed on the Thames
embankment and marched to Hyde Park,
where monster meetings were held. Ad
dresses were made by Cunningham, Gra
ham, Tom Mann, Ben Tillitt aud Stepniak,
the Russian nihilist. Resolutions were
adopted declaring in favor of the eight-hour
day and calling upon Parliament to pass the
eight-hour bill.
There was no disturbance, although the
demonstration was the. largest ever organ
ized in this city. Workingioeii began to as
semble on the embankment at 10 o'clock.
Each contingent was headed by a band of
music and every contingent carried banners,
while the men themselves were bedecked
with rosettes and favors.
The procession marched In perfect order
ml almost military precision. It occupied
nearly three hours in entering Hyde Park,
and It is estimated that from 800,000 to 500,
--nien participated. A large force of mounted
at d foot police and a contingent from the
Ambulance Association were present. The
assemblage dispersed quietly.
Demonstrations were held in Dublin,
Manchester, Glasgow and most of the large
towns of Great Britain and Ireland. They
were modeled after the Hyde Park meeting
but on a smaller scale. They were attended
with no disturbance. ' : --_ y
Brunei! and Other Towns of Belgium in
a Panicky State.
Brussels, May I.— A tin cylinder with a
lose attached was found between the col
onnades of the Foreign Office to-night. The
discovery created great alarm, which was
Intensified by the news from Liege, where
two aynamite cartridges exploded this even
ing, one in the residence of a sailor named
Deslys and the other in the residence of his
son. The explosions caused serious damage
to property.
Enormous crowds collected at the scenes
of the explosions, and later another explo
sion occurred in the choir of St. Martin's
Chnrch, by which stained windows valued
at £20,000 were shattered into fragments
and hundreds of panes of glass in tbe ad
jacent houses were smashed. The fourth
cartridge, with a spent fuie, was discovered
later on.
A feelinc of wild panic prevails there. Re
ports from all the other parts of Belgium
speak of labor parades and meetings as re
markable for their display as for their great
food humor. Miners of Mon--, Rorinagn and
a Lou riere districts assembled ln strong
One Building Demolished aud Several
Arrest* Made.
Rome, May I.— The day passed quietly
here. Detachments of Italian troops were
on guard at the Vatican. King Humbert
at bis accustomed hour set forth on his.
daily drive through the crowded streets. lie
met with a continuous ovation. At Bologna
and Ravenna there were scuffles with the
police, and at Bologna cavalry cleared the
streets. , : y—
A dispatch sent from Ancona at midnight
says thnt during the evening a bomb was
thrown into the Casino at Sinigaglia City.
The missile exploded with great force. The
windows in the buiVJing aud all tne furni
ture in the Casino were demolished. Sev
eral arrests were made.
At Austria's Capital.
Vienna, Mar I.— During the afternoon
workinguien to Che number of 200,000 gath
ered on the Prater. No speeches were made,
but at A o'clock, on giving a prearranged
signal, the voices of the vast assemblage
The Morning Call.
broke forth with grand effect, singing "The
Workman's Hymn" with wonderful enthu
siasm. No troops were visible throughout
the day.
A >'umb«r of Arrest* Mart* tor Carrying
Forbidden ride*.
Chicago. May Notwithstanding the
orders of police officials prohibiting tha dis
play of red flags and other anarchistio dra
pery in the parades, which is a feature of
Mayday celebration here, three, sanguinary
emblems appeared, and the bearers were
promptly arrested and the offensive em
blems confiscated.
At the head of two doztn men from the '
Arbeiter Zeitung office a red flag was car
ried, and Debating clubs Noa. 1 and 2 also
carried Hags which were so red that they met
with the disapproval of Superintendent
Hubbard. After watching the procession
for some time, the anarchistic emblems
caught the eye of the superintendent, who
immediately resolved to capture them.
As the procession approached Madison
street on Clark the officers broke into the
ranks and seized the men In the debating
clubs for carrying forbidden flags. The
prisoners were unceremoniously hurried
int.! a patrol wagon, while the crowd cheered
A few minutes later the Arboiter -'Stung
employes reached the corner and the officers
Quickly seized the bearer of the red banner.
He made a lion show of resistance, but
was quickly placed in the waiting patrol
A young man who was decorated with a
bright crimson sash made an Insulting re
mark and was forcibly placed among his
red-bedecked comrades. When the men and
flairs were taken from the ranks It did not
cause any particular commotion.
The prisoners were taken to the police
headquarters and Chief Mc Laugh read
them a severe lecture. The meu stated
they did not know they were violating a
law or disobeyiug the police orders. There
was no- disorder on the lake front, where
speeches were made and the revolutionary
spirits, if there were any, kept carefully
St. Louis, ay I.— Mayday was observed
here by about 2000 men, members of trade
and labor onions, and a German Arheiter
band celebration took place at Concordia
Pai No disturbance occurred.
One Hundred Policemen Ont on a Pre
cautionary Detail in This City.
"An anonymous communication sent to
one of the morning papers caused all this
talk about dynamite and anarchism," said
Chief of Police Crowley to a Call reporter
yesterday morning, as he leaned back in an
easy-chair in his office at the old City Hill.
"It Is true," he continued, "that on
Saturday night I caused 100 officers in
citizens' clothes to be sent out In various
portions of the city and particularly in the
vicinity of the banks. No violence was
feared and we made the detail merely as a
matter of precaution. We did Dot desire to
alarm the public, and the utmost secrecy
was enjoined on the part of the officers
sent out. The offi -ers were told to say
nothing about their instructions. What
caused me to take these precautionary meas
ures were the advices of impending trouble
among anarchists ln Europe and Eastern
cities of this country. There may bea few
of those w ho believe in the use of dynamite
in this city as a means of terrorizing capital,
but that there i* uo organization among
thera we are certain. As I stated, the offi
cers were -sent out to guard the banks as a
precautionary step, and not because there
was any apprehension of trouble. The men
are still on duty and will be kept at their
posts until to-morrow morning."
When the report was received at police
headquarters that a dynamite bomb had
been exploded at the Huston it was at first
feared that some anarchist or revolutionist
had begun work i" earnest here. Detective
Ross Whittaker was at once sent out to in
vestigate the affair, and this is what he
learned :
A few minutes before 5 o'clock yesterday
morning Albert and Clarence Low, boys
employed as carriers on a morning paper,
were passing down .Sixteenth Rtreet when
they saw a man enter the vacant lot on six
teenth street betwi- Harrison and Fol
som. The lads thought nothing of the
man's appearance until they had proceeded
a block further. Then they as. well as oth
ers in the neighborhood heard a loud explo
sion and, looking ' toward the lot, saw a
dense cloud of black smoke nscendim: into
the air. Then the boys went down Seven
teenth street and encountered the man they
bad seen enter tbe It. He stopped
in front of a greet store and said
pleasantly: "1 cuess the people around
here will think they are having an earth
quake to-day." He repeated the remark
to John O'Brien of 191 Harrison street,
who happened to approach, and then
started down Seventeen street, toward
Bryant. When Officer Atkinson of the
Seventeenth-street station appeared, the
man increased his speed to a run and
quickly disappeared. Those who saw- th"
man describe htm as a German, about 30
years of age. He was neatly dressed, about
5 feet 7 inches high, had a black mustache
and appeared to have a dark complexion.
It Is a peculiar fact that the lot upon
which the explosion occurred adjoins the
Enterprise Brewery, which employs only
non-union men and is under a boycott in
consequence. An examination of the lot
failed to reveal any traces of the explosion.
There was no indentation In the sand such
as dynamite would cause, and no traces of
a bomb or cartridge could be found. For
this reason it is believed that a stick of
blasting powder was used. The black
smoke in itself would show that no dyna
mite had been exploded.
When these details were reported to
Chief Crowley aud Captain Lees they at
once said the powder had been exploded for
the purpose of scaring the Enterprise Brew
ery people, or by some "crank" who de
sired to frighten residents in that vicinity.
It was not the work of an anarchist.
Detectives Bryan) and Seymour, who also
investigated affairs at the Mission, discov
ered that the chests of contractors had been
broken open and tools and explosives taken.
On the night of Saturday, the lGlh ult, a
chest belonging to A. C. Bookman was
broken open at Diamond and Twenty-ninth
streets, and some powder,* dynamite, steel
drills and shovels taken.
Another chest left at the crossing r.f
Twenty-seventh and Castro streets was
broken open some time between Monday
and Saturday Of last week, and the follow
ing articles used in blasting were stolen:
Two eight-pound hammers, one crowbar, a
new saw, a hatchet, four pieces of drilling
steel. 200 feet of fuse, a box containing
eight pounds of Hercules powder and 25
pounds of ordinary blasting-powder.
Last Friday night a box of blasting-caps
was stolen from a tool chest at Green and
Devisadero streets. A duplicate key was
used in unlocking the chest and the fore
miiu thinks the theft was committed by oue
of t'-e 11 men employed in grading there.
"These kind of thefts," said Chief Crow
ley, when questioned about them, "nave
frequently occurred before, and thprelore
can have no connection with labor agitation
or anarchism. The stuff was probably
stolen by petty thieves and sold to small
contractors or Chinese engaged lv gravel
"Yes, you can add." said Captain Lees,
"that anarchists don't operate in that clumsy
manner. Contractors frequently suffer from
thefts of their tools and explosives. There
is no cause for the slightest alarm. There
may be half a dozen 'cranks' in the city who
advocate dynamite as a weapon for adjust
ing labor grievances, but there is no organi
zation among them. In short, there is not
the slightest reason for alarm in this city.''
The Usual Mayday, Demonstration En
tirely .nil.
For the first time in many years Mayday
passed off without the slightest demonstra
tion or observance of any kind on the part
of the laboring classes in Sap Franci-co.
Usually it is made a sort of semi-holiday
and is accentuated with mass-meetings,
parades, addre Sees, balls, and the like, and
such was the observance In many Eastern
and European cities yesterday. But San
Franciscu was as dead as the traditional
doornail, and even the boycott napped
along the byways.
A mass-meeting in the Pavilion had been
planned and announced, but it did not
come off. The doors were closed as tight
as a sepulcher all day and the place looked
quite forbidding. Sofne of the leaders of
the movement were asked why.
"We saw there would be enough enthu
siasm," said one, "so we declared the thing
off. A poor showing, you know, is lots
worse than no showing at all."
Nor were there any labor meetings of
special importance. All their familiar
haunts, where the eloquence of the horny
handed may be heard most of the day on
Sunday, were likewise deserted, and the
high-pressure labor of enthusiasm seemed
to havo completely relaxed. At the head
quarters of the Shoe-Utters' Uuiun the
young ladies were found putting the finish
lug touches on the arrangements for their
ball next Saturday night, which Is to be
given in their aid under the auspices of the
Federated Trades. They are looking for
ward to a splendid success, counting mostly
on the way the tickets are selling. Fellow
yqjojis are coming to their aid very gener
ously, a'fTd the sales are already larg*.
No Trouble in Chicago.
Chief Crowley telegraphed yesterday to
Chief McClaughey of Chicago to learn
whether the anarchists of that city had
made any unlawful demonstration. The
reply came last night:
No trouble here to-day. Three red flags taken
from the procession by the police without resist
ance. _______^_^__
Anarchy and Jury Cowardice in France.
The International Silver Conference.
New York, May I.— Smalley's London
letter to the Tribune says it has been usual
with advocates of female suffrage to treat it
as a political question. It is political on the
face of It, but is essentially far more social
than political. The political phase of it is
only preliminary. The effect on society
will not be seen till tlio cxi eriinent has
been tried, if it ever should be, on a great
scale, when It would be seen that no ques
tion of tlio day goes so deep. The women
Suffrage party are thought to have won a
moral victory in the House of Commons on
Wednesday. They expected to bo beaten
by 50 of a majority, and were, In fact,
beaten only by 23, Defeat, If not so bad as
you expected, is nowadays a moral victory.
Various explanations are giveu of this
vote; most of them mere conjecture. Glad
stone's letter was to have overthrown the
partisans of female voting. Unluckily, on
this, as on other questions, Gladstone's fol
lowers desert him when it suits their con
venience. They do not hold themselves
bound, it would seem, to pay him even tlio
homage due to his services, his abilities, his
admitted chieftainship and his unquestioned
ascendancy in the counsels and conduct of
the once uuited party. The spirit of loyalty
Is forgotten, discipline is relaxed and mu
tinies occur every few days.
The Itatachol Jury's Cowardice.
The 12 heroes. of the Ravachol jury have
done one service: they have enabled the
present generation to understand more
clearly how it is that a minority has always
governed France; how it was that the
reign of terror was esta dished in 1703; how
it was that what M. Maine so well call- the
Jacobin conquest of France was effected.
The minority was possessed of the courage
of its opinions, and was, therefore, stronger
thau the majority, which bad no com of
any kind. The verdict of extenuating cir
cumstances in Ravacbol's case i- treated by
all Europe as a verdict of pure cowardice.
Even in Paris hardly a voice is lifted in
excuse for these genllem en. One respecta
ble journal (Le Temps) excuses them, and
is to that extent less respectable, Paul de
Cassagnac excuses them on the express
grouud that a man must be expected to
Ihiuk first of his own safety and after that
—a long way alter— of his country, other
apologists are reds or outcasts, or inch a
person as Mr. Drumont, the Jew-hater.
Public opinion Id France was tersely ex
pressed in the cry "Cowards," which saluted
the jury as it left the court.
Likely lo Be Itetrled.
Whether other juries will be less cow
ardly remains to be seen. Already it is pre
dicted that if Ravachol be tried for the
murder of the hermit of Chaiubles, ex
tenuating circumstances will present them
selves to th***- minds of that jury nlsn. Mat
thew Arnold found the want of Germany
to be civic courage. That i*, and long has
been, at least equally conspicuous in France.
A worst system yet is 'he readiness to make
a hero of Ravachol, The civilities "\'. ti
him by the police, by the pies-, and by the
Judge ou the bench are such as might bo
offered some misguided reformer. The
mildness of manner of M. line-, ths presid
ing magistrate, was not pleasing to the
Fiei;c!i who witnessed tha display of it.
There Is one tfhoui everybody, anarchists
excepted, praises^ and '.hat is Quesuay de
Beaurep.iire, the Prosecutor - General.
bis conduct of the prosecution and his ad
dress to the jury were admirable, whether
from a professional or a civic point of view.
He spoke with his life in his hand and he is
clearly one of thn-e men to whom danger
acts as a tonic. There la a strong feeling In
the capital that the police have not shown
themselves equal to the occasion. Perhaps
uot, but when an outrage occurs the police
are always blamed.
Intel-nation*! .Silver Coufereuce.
President Harrison's^ negotiations for an
International silver conference are, if you
wlll accept an English view of the nutter,
an evasive an illusory attempt to temporize
with the soft-money partisans. Currency
is made the plaything ot electioneering poli
ticians. Such is the grave and considerate
courtesy with which a leading journal of
tbo com. try refers to the chief magistrate
of the United States. These compliments
begin an article which en la with the asser
tion that the President's proposals can
. hardly be other than purposeless; mischiev
ous, even, compared with the ordinary pro
ductions of a presidential campaign.
Let us dismiss the attacks and invite the
silver -pie to answer, if they can, the
arguments which not one Journal only, but
almost the whole civilized world, address to
us: We are coining four and a half million
ounces of silver monthly; toe American
treasury holds already $420,0 KXOOO in silver.
It is perfectly well known here that this
boarded silver cannot be got into circula
tion; the country will not have It, and the
more It increases the less likely is It to cir
culate, lt is he'd in reserve, "perhaps to
bn let loose disastrously some, day at the
bidding of an ignorant and rapacious ma
jority and by the act of .a reckless Govern
The Effect Abroad.
It Is undoubtedly true that the vagaries
of American silv.r legislation have pro
duced alarm rather than confidence, even
among silver-using and silver-producing
communities abroad. The laws of trade are
seen to be stronger than Bland and Teller
and their whole backing of silver barons
and currency quack*.
Financiers unit men of business generally
are grateful to President Harrison for
standingout against what is Insiduotislv and
dishonestly called iree coinage. They do
not perhaps object to an international con
ference, believing that no conference of
sane men, without selfish interests to serve,
will declare for free coinage or anything
like It. If they object It is on the ground
that sucfl a conference keeps up excite
ment, unsteadies men's minds and unsettles
the markets of the world. The Europe
world Is going to do business on a gold
basis— so much is clear. If we prefer silver
we shall make ourselves a debtor nation.
Bland and Teller would like us to bo tho
India of Christendom, Would the Ameri
can people like it? Would they like to pay
for all tiieir imports in gold and take their
pay for oris in silver? Such are some of
the Questions asked her. Many more might
be asked; I will ask one: If, in order to
enrich the silver ting, the American Gov
ernment buys the product of the American
silver mines, why should it not buy the
product of the American iron mines or
American coal mine*-? If currency is to be
deiauged and the community plundered for
the benefit of silver capitalists why not for
the benefit of Iron owners or coal owners
or lager beer owners?
The Flamss Started in a Theater and De-
stroyed Many Valuable Buildings.
Winnipeg, Man.. May I.— Sixteen or 18
building*, covering nearly three acres, were
burned about 2 o'clock this morning by a
fire which started under the stage of the
Princess Opera-house. The flames spread
with frightful lapidity. and as the water
works were closed down for iepairs the hy
drants were useless and the fire burned itself
out. Among the places destroyed were
McGregor's livery-stable with thousands
of dollars' worth of harness and
all the wagons of the Dominion Express
Company; .Frost & Woo. ls' agricultural
implement warehouse, Green's feedsture,
lialth's grain warehouse, six private resi
dences and two other stables, besides a car
riage repair shop and the Salvation Army
barracks. The Grand Union Hotel was in
imminent danger, but the firemen, aided by
a fair wind, saved the hotel. Tbo "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" Company lost everything.
The proprietors of the opera-house are
heavy losers. ' The total losses are heavy,
but cannot be estimated, while the insur
ance appears to be light.
Boiler-Makers on Strike.
Chicago, May l.— The boiler-makers of
this city, who have been threatening to
strike for some time, late last night decided
uot to return to w rk until the demands of
a £2 75 minimum wage of nine hours a day
was granted. The strikers number 2000
bauds and the fight is likely to be a bitter
one. . '
Appropriation Dills Still Interesting
the House and Senate.
Is Sow Proposed to Extend the Present Chines*
law a Little Longer— The San Frandseo
Customs Appointment.
f Iff to Tim Mokniko o\r.t .
Washington, May I.— The Senato is dis
posing of business with a degree of rapidity
in marked contrast with the conduct of the
House. But the two regular annual
appropriation bills which passed the
latter body remain to be acted upon by the
Senate. One of them, the naval appropria
tion bill, will doubtless be disposed of with
in 10 day*, and the other, the pension appro
priation bill, is purposely withheld in com
mittee in order to obtain a clearer insight
into the needs of the Pension Bureau.
A resolution In relation to Choctaw claims
is among unfinished business, and may lie
further debated upon to-morrow. When it
Is out of the way a bill lor the protection of.
aliens will be taken up. A discussion
under that head promises to be interesting,
b -gausp it will doubtless touch upon the
killing of Italians at New Orleans, and will
also involve a free expression of opinion
upon the proper i definition of the functions
of the National and state Governments.
The revenue marine transfer bill will be
called up on Thursday." There are now
four measures pressing upon the attention
of the House for early consideration, which
is urged on various special grounds. Tiie
measures are: The Bryan free binding-twine
bill, the Hatch anti-option bill, the sundry
civil appropriation bill and the river and
harbor appropriation bill.
An Early Adjournment.
An early adjournment is one of the things
earnestly desired by the majority ot the
party in the House, and, In oiler to attain
it. the policy is to pass the appropriation
bills as speedily as possible, and to
send- them to the Senate, so that on that
body may be fixed the responsibility for any
possible prolongation of the session. The
promptness with which the Senate passed
the appropriation bill shows the interest it
baa for an early adjournment, and has also
increased the belief in the possibility of its
If the House does its part the appropria
tion bills will generally continue to be
accorded the right of way In the House.
To-morrow is suspension day. Perhaps
Walker's expunging resolution will be dis
: Bed of by a "two-thirds" vote under a
special rule relating to suspensions. The
diplomatic appropriation bill will be pressed
to a final vote alter one or two more
days' consideration, and they may begin
to struggle for precedence between sundry
civil and river and harbor appropriation
bills. An effort will be made to quietly
reconcile the couflict, but unless this can be
done the matter of procedure mast be de
cided by a struggle on the floor of ths House.
The chances are that the binding-twine bill
and the anti-option bill will nave to wait on
the two appropriation bills named.
The < hlneae Ouestion.
If the conference of the committee on
Chinese bills fails to reach an agreement
to-morrow Felton will iifr a resolution
extending the existing laws only until
March 4 next. He thinks this resolution
may also be adopted by the House. In this
case ibe Pacific Coast Senators will again
agitate the question of total exclusion at the
next session of Congress, and perhaps with
better success, as the elections will have
been held. ■ •--- -■— ... — 1.~
General John McComb Is Now Urged for Ex
aminer of Merchandise at Sin Francisco.
Washington, May I.— Major W. B.
Davis has- decided that he does not want to
be Examiner of Merchandise at the San
Francisco Custom-house, and hi-, name will
accordingly be withdrawn.
General John McCouib is urged for this
appointment, and one of his backers Is Col
lector of Internal Revenue John C. Quinn.
The Treasury Department wilL appoint
some one of experience in handling mer
chandise. The general is not thought to
be such a person; otherwise the depart
ment would lie glad to appoint him.
Reports of fhowers in Sundry Localities and
in One Place Christians Weather.
DUKSMUIBa May I.— lt has been raining
for a week and Mayday came in with a gen
tle shower followed by an hour's sunshine,
a heavy rain tor the afternoon and a mag
nificent snowstorm for the evening so much
like Christmas that "A Merry. Christmas"
is the common greeting. :
MARCUS'S, May I.— The rainfall for the
past 12 hours up to 6 o'clock to-night
amounts to .56 of an inch, and for the storm
since last Friday 1.33 inches. .\ i damage
has been reported, except In a low places
where the heavy hurley was thrown down
in spots. A strong south wind is now blow
i ing.
j Wintku-. May I.— We have had a fine
' rain lor.' since yesterday morning: .66 ol an
! inch has fallen, and it Is still showery. I'h:
rain came just in time, os the crops
needed it.
Napa, May l.— Several heavy showers of
rain fell last night and to-day. The
moisture did injury rather than benefit,
tending to mildew the grapes and knock
fruit off the trees.
Sacramento, May I.— Several hard
showers of ram fel) hero to-day, and the
weather continues cool.
Ontario, May I.— A light rain fell this
forenoon to tiie extent of .25 of an inch, and
benefits the late grain.
Madera Indians Commit Murder While on a
Drunken Potlatch.
Maim May I.— Twenty-three miles
east of Madera, in the neighborhood of
Ralls Station, the county road ls red with
blood for 50 yards, caused by a desperate
fight and murder on Saturday night, al
though no person has yet been found who
witnessed the terrible deed. Early this
morning the body of Tom Brown, a half
breed, was found dead in the road. His
body was slashed in a horrifying manner,
and just above the nose was a cut an Inch
in depth, showing where a powerful blow
had sent a knife.
From the meager facts obtained it Is
learned that a baud of Indians had been
on a drunken spree in that vicinity the
evening pn vious, and it is surmised that It
was from this cause that the trouble was
brought about.
This morning the Justice ot the Peace
left to hold an Inquest. Constables from
Madera and Fresno Flats are scouring the
mountains lor the Indians engaged in the
spree and . for the persons who sold them
the whisky.
First a Man, Then a Woman, Try to Drown
at Sacrnnnnto and Fail.
SACRAMENTO; May This afteruoou a
man named David 0. Lewis, a mechanic,
jumped into tho river with the intention of
committing suicide. Three young men who
were in a boat managed to reach him in
time to save his life. Ha said he had been
sick and unable to collect money due him
from his employer and had become tired of
life. He was sent to the hospital.
Later in the evening a woman was caught
while attempting to leap from the bridge
into the river. She had quarreled wi:n her
husband, and had drunk a little beer and
was generally rattled. She would not give
her name.
Five Masked Men Compel a Merchant to
y ;•;, Open His Sjfo at Sparta.
Bakek City, Or. gou. May I.—Particu
lars of a dariug robbery committed last
night at Sparta, 30 miles from this city, were
received here this morning at 8 o'clock.
Five, masked men entered dough's store
and covered four men. Including th? pro
prietor, with pistols and ordered the safe to
be opened, winch was done.- They got up
ward of $800 iv money and gold dust. The
robbers are supposed to be the five high
w'gymen who attempted te hold up a Unim
Pacific train last Wednesday. They made
good their escape.
Ths Childg-Dreael Homo for Worn-Oat Mem
berg of tho Art Preseivative.
Denver, Colo., May I.— The completion
and dedication of the Cbilds-Drexel Home
for Union Printers at Colorado Springs on
the sixty-third birthday of George W.
Childs of the Philadelphia Ledger is an
event which is looked forward to with a
great deal of interest, as it is the be
ginning of the life of the only institution
of its kind In the universe. On Thurs
day, May 12, the day set for its dedication,
there will be present, besides Messrs. Child?
and Drexel. the members of the Editorial
Association, which will be on a journey to
California, and which will number about
200 strong.
The programme of exercises Includes a
prayer by the Rev. James B. Gregg of Colo
rado Springs, an address of welcome by
Governor Routt, an address of welcome by
Mayor -Spraguo of Colorado Springs; an
address of welcome by U. C. Lunt, Esq.,
president of the Chamber of Commerce; a
response by W. B. Present!, President of
the International Typographical Union
the history of the Chtlds-Drexel Home, by
August Donath of Washington; an oration
by Senator J. 11. Gallinger of Sew Hamp
shire; remarks by W. S. Capelhtr, Presi
dent of the National Editorial Association.
This building Is four stories in height with
a basement, built In the renaissance style at
a cost of about SGO,OOO. The exterior decora
tion Is very handsome, and the interior ls
arranged with a view to provide the greatest
amount of comfort Some rooms oa the
itrst and second floors will be magnificently
fitted up, notably, the Childs and Drexel
parlors and the Sau. Francisco, Denver,
Chicago and St. Louis rooms. The San
francisco room was selected and furnished
by Typographical Uni No. 21 and will be
a monument of elegance, characteristic of
the State from which it comes. The entire
furniture, mantel, curtain-poles, brackets,
etc., are made of California redwood.
la the center if a round table a gold plate,
oval In shape, is Inscribed: "Prom Sau
Francisco Typograohical Union No. 21 to
the Chllds-Drexel Home for Union Printers.
May 12, '92."
The Nations! League Opposes Levying of Po
litical Assessments en Office-Holders.
| Baltimore, May I.— The supplementary
resolution adopted at the convention of the
National Civil Service Reform League be
fore the adjournment requesting the presi
dent of the league to appoint a committee
of live persons to inquire promptly and
thoroughly into all the reports of violations,
or attempted violations, of the law intended
prevent the levying of political assess
ments among the office-holders, and when
ever such reports appear well founded to
furnish information to the United States
Civil Service Commissioners and to the
District Attorney, or to the public, which
ever may seem the most judicious, and re
questing each association in tbe league to
fyip-dtiL a similar committee for tho same
Ban Benito County Races at Kcllister and
t. Mayday Gathering at Santa Ana
I Hollister, May I. —There was a large
crowd at the racetrack Friday aud Satur
day to witness the speed programme offered
by the San Benito County Agricultural As
sociation. Some of the races were quite in
teresting and created a great deal of enthu
siasm. Friday's pacing-race was won by
Ifalarin's Chippy, the best time being
2:32. c. J. Cox's Bay Bum won Saturday's
free-for-all trot in three straight heats.
Best-time 4 2:31.
i Santa Ana. May I.— The Mayday
races Were held at thi) Association Trade
yesterday, Silkwood filly, not yet a year
old, made an eighth, pacing, in :1& Best
other time was made in the three-year-old
'race by lugoiuar in 2:47.
t^j + .
Two Oregon Boys Frighten an Engineer
With Leveled Shotguns.
Umatilla, Or.. May I.— As passenger
train 7 rounded a curve near Echo this
afternoon, Engineer Bailey was startled at
Bight of two shotguns leveled at him. Ho
pulled the throttle wide open aud crouched
under his seat, expecting every minute to
be shot at. The supposed train-robbers,
however, proved to be two boys who were
out hunting jackrabbits, and who simply
wished to havo some sport with the engi
Opened for tae Seison.
St. Helena, May I.— The White Sulphur
Springs was opened to-day and many peo
ple wore present. Among those from San
Francisco were Jerome Lincoln, Mr. and
Mrs. George D. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. George
B. Warren. Mr. and Mr-. Samuel Johnston,
Mts. J. M. Pear an, 11. V. Pearlmau,
Willi. C.i.fT, P. .1. Kennelv, Mr. and Mrs.
0. S. Carvil!. M. P. Barry and Mr. and Mrs.
A.J. Meadows. A mongtthose present wore
also Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Thayer of Boston;
Mrs. J. P. Carrie of Oakland and 11. C.
Maddox of Sacramento.
X lied an lidian.
Say .'- be, May I.— J lines Lacy, a rancher
near Mayfi 1 I, killed "Indian Pete" to-day
whilr the Litter was seated In a cart Lacy
was brought here to jail this evening and
refused to make any statement
It is Bald that Indian Pete was drunk and
Insulted Lacy's mother, who Is aged 80
years. He was shot twice with a rifl-', both
bullets taking ellect, and dropped dead in
his cart.
.>*- —
Sensational Reports Denied
El Reno, O. T., May I.— Sensational re
ports that troops aro being ordered to
County 11, in the late Cheyenne and Arapa
hoe reservation, seem to be fictitious. No
troops are ordered from Fort Reno so fur as
can be learned. Parties arriving from
County II report all quiet. Some days ago
some Indians in II had a dispute about
allotments, but no trouble ensued.

Another Duel Averted.
Baltimore, May I.— General R. Snow
den Andrews posted on the board in the
Maryland Club an apology to Senator Ridge
ley Goodwin for boxing his ears because the
board of governor* had forbidden tho uso of
champagne at the housewarmlng on Thurs
d v. The apology was ample, Goodwin
-says, and there will be no duel.
Pigeon-Shooting Contest.
Lincoln, 111., May l.— The fourth pigeon
match between Captain A. 11. Bogardus
and George Roxroat, under the new rules,
resulted in a victory for Bogardus, who
killed 'M out of 50 birds. Roxroat secured
29. The next match will be shot on Satur
day next at St. Louis.
Struck by a Cyclone.
EL Dorado, Kan".. May I.— A cyclono
struck the village of Burns, nineteen miles
north, this moruing, and it is impossible to
learn the amount of damage, although It is
known no one was killed. The storm
struck the northern part of the town and
destroyed four buildings and a schoolhouso.
An Aged Minister Gone.
Somerset, Pa., May I.— The Roy. M. L.
Weakley, aged Ho years, reported to be the
oldest Methodist minister In tho Uuited
States, died at his home in Berlin of this
county to-day.
Her Clothing Caught Fire.
Napa, May 1. — Miss Lucy Hull, a
daughter of .Mark Hull, met a frightful
death at a late hour last night. She was
carrying a lamp and stumbled and fell.
Her clothing caught lire and sho was so hor
ribly buruod Unit she died soon after; aged
30 years.
First Shipment of Beat Seed.
Ontario, May I.— Richard Gird Chino
shipped over a ton of sugar-beet secQ yes
terday to the Alvarado Sugar Company,
which is the first shipment of beet seed
from Southern California. V
Shot at Her Heart.
San* Jose, May I.— An abandoned woman
known us Emma Magoon shot at her own
heart this evening and struck a rib. Th ■
ball glanced around aud in.'dtf its exit at the
In Peru the cotton plant rises to the dis
tinction of a tree, instead of the compara
tively diminutive shrub which grows in this
country. The. tree commences bearing
when it is 2 year* old. and it continues to
bear for -i'J or 50 yours. " >'y-
Gathering of the Chosen Delegates at
Roa in the Fight to Stay-Burns Confident
That Ilis Fart ion Will fie
Special to The Koasmra Cali.
Stockton, May I.— Preparations for the
holding of the State convention are nearly
complete and the local committees having
the matter in charge have done mere than
well. All arrangements have been made
with the greatest care, and credit ls due
especially to Walter Starbird. Arthur Le
viiisky, J. L. Phelps and Prank Madden,
who have worked day and night to have
everythms in readiness. The hotel accom
modations have been so ordered that all
who come are quickly and comfortably
stowed away. The Masonic Hall, where the
convention is to meet, is spacious enough
for all purposes, and the decorations, which
are well under way, will be unique as well
as beautiful. The galleries are profusely
draped with red, white and blue bunting,
and the stage is a mass of flags. Two huge
silk banners have been suspended above
the chairman's desk, and tho stage is cov
ered with plants in boxes. As yet there is
but a sprinkling of the faithful on hand,
but delegates are dropping in on every
train, and already nearly every portion of
the State is represented.
H. Z. Osborne of Los Angeles came In to
night and is at the Yosetnite. He was met
at the hotel by Colonel Dan Burns, who
came up this afternoon. Burns has already
opened his headquarters in a quiet way,
but will do very little actual work before
to-morrow, when J. 11. Neff, who he is sup
porting for the chairmanship, will arrive
from Placer. With Burns are J. N. E. Wil
son, Tim Sullivan. Irvin Graham, Registrar
Brown, George Walker, Harbor Commis
sioner; Alexander and Senator J. H.
Mahoney. The latter is saying little, but
looks volumes. Jim Rea of Santa Clara,
who was expected here to-night, will not be
in till to-morrow afternoon, when be will go
to work at once. The report that he had
retired from the fight for the chairmanship
was evidently a canard, as his friends assert
that he is in i . to stay to the finish. He
undoubtedly has a good following, but It
Is not believe^ that he can win. -Noriham
will bring to him sixteen votes from Los
Angeles and Scsnon will try to deliver
the Fresno delegation, but it is not
believed he can carry out his contract. Of
coarse he will have Kelly and Crimmins
with him from the start, but that is not
likely to recommend him in the eyes of the
rival delegates. Burns went carefully over
a list of the delegates to-night, and claims
that Neff will have over 300 votes on the
first sendoff. As the convention has but
552 members, it is to be seen that Burns is
confident of securing the organization of the
Spencc of Los Angeles will give his en
tire support to Neff, as will also Frank
Rhodes of Sacramen.to. Tiie mining coun
ties may be depended upon to stand by him
almost to a mat), as will also San Benito,
Kern, San Luis Obispo, Contra Costa,
Lake, Santa Barbara, Butte, Monterey,
Napa and San Mateo. Burns claims that 28
of the 38 delegates from Alameda will be
for Neff. San Bernardino is divided, or was
last night, and the Neff people claim that
lour (1 the delegates from Santa Clara will
oppose Rea.
De Young called on Burns yesterday
and strove to secure the colonel**) support.
The wily Police Commissioner merely
listened to him In silence and then excused
himself with the remark that ho was
already tied up. Mike is said to have dis
played great excitement and was very in-'
dignant at being ignored. By to-morrow at
C o'clock nearly all the delegations will have
arrived and the battle will be on. No can
didates for secretary havo yet been an
So far as sent in, the following is the list :
Tlie I). .1. ■..
Alameda— C. 11. Redlngton. H. G. Graham. D.
8. Moultou. W. A. Guilds. 1". K. Girard. E. M.
Gibson. P. C. cm. J. a. Eecknitli, C. B. Morgan,
11. A. Powell, 11. B. M. Miller, Charles Brooke.
George li. de Goll, T. T. Dargle. J. 8. Cochrane,
W. M. Ken?, K. F. Voorhies .1. P. Levi, T. A. D,
D-n-v. J. ('. Flunkeit, W. ii. MeGratlt, J. A.
Wayinlte. \V. M. Rank, 11. P. Moreal. T. XV. Lay
decker, I. K. Miattiiek, Louis Gottsball. G. L.
Got) shall, i. 11. Spear, George V. Morrow, Don
T. Miller, J. B. Talcott, H. 11. Pitcher. K. B.
Thompson, G. B. Harmon, L. C. Morehouse, J.
C. Whipple, W. T. Dickey.
Alpine, Cyiiii Coleman.
Butte— li. A. Hal-teart, A. G. Smith, William
Pills, Johu T. Sbaeffer, M. L. Mery, Joseph
Kddy, ii. EL Porter, B. G. McCoy, William
Calaveras— B. Roddick, H. I. Blood,
Charles Fontana, It. R. Junkias, XX. Dunbar, J.
H. Smith, c. W.-Getcliell.
Colusa— J. C. Campbell, W. Ash, A. J.
Contra Costa— Charles Wood, J. P. Abbott.
Qeorga E. Carter, J. H. Schneider, Yiucent
Hook, O. C. LuelUng, M. B. Ivory.
Dei Norte— Contested;
El Dorado— fl. M. Grover, P. G. Lnkens, W. 11.
Haininan, J. J. Crawford, J. M. Brown, K. G.
Fresno— George A. Hoarse, F. J. Bariy, W. C.
Mays, H. L. Miller, S. Hamilton, L. P. Tlmnioiis,
.1. W. Sliatikliu. J. M. Ryan, M. D. Bose, W. E.
Knowles T. L. Heed, W. 11. iter.
Inyo— G. W. Craig, Thomas Boland, 8. G.
Snellen. '
Kern— lX C. Coverdale. 8. W. Ferguson, John
Barker, 11. 1". Bender, .1. M. Lent
Lake— E. S. Fowler, K. G. Stickie. L. J Read,
N. a. McCraney.
Los Angeles— H. A. Biowden, if. S. Finney, G.
K. Woodward, W. C. Carter, 11. Cleveland, 8. K.
Sewell. T. P. Lunkins, W. S. Gllmore. I. A.
Sheldon, <;. W. Stockwell, W. J. Washburne, F.
J. Nile*. B. F. Donegan. Thomas Smith, W. a.
Spauldiuit, F. IL Nudig. 11. G. Garter. I). C. Mc-
Gowan, I*. A. Stanton. J. i Kianklnbiild. F. J.
.Johnson. 11. Z. Osborne, J. L. Murphy, William
Nile. George i'lilbbs, J. O. Carlo, J. IL Kilmln
eer. J. 11. M. Merldlth, William Llewltvn, 11. 0.
Hubbard. Tv F. Edson, J. J. Arnot, F. F. Beese,
N.Cole. W. ii. Wright. N. G. Anderson, E. c.
Denlo. K. A. Miller, W.F. Tarble, E. J. .V.ii-.*s,
F. ( owley, S. M. Perry.
Mario— James Saunders, B. W. Studlcy, 11. U.
Noble, F. a. Delong, W. L. Halo.
Mariposa— N. S. Stockton, li. Wasson, Louis
Mendocino— A. M. Dnncan, G. A. Siurtevant,
F. 1.. Carotl.er-, J. M. ilaiiiion, Phllo Handy, G.
W. Rhodes, F. a. Whipple. E. W. King*.
Monteiev— W. M. B. Parker, L. il. Garrigus,
A. B. Jackson. T.J. Field, A. Westfali, 11. E.
Kent. John 1. Porter, A. J. Meyers Edwin
Nevada— John I". Kidder, Charles E. Wrenn,
B. H. Wile, William George. E M. Preston, M.
S. Marsh, J. J. McDonald, Georgo A. llaie, R.
J. Thomas.
Sacrameuto — Charles T. Jones James 11.
RiiMiham, Grove L. Johnson, W. A. Anderson.
B. W. Cavanangb, a. J. Rhodes, A. J. Johnston,
A. L. Frost. Wells Drury, W. IL Ilenins, 11. C.
Chlpman, Chris Green. dank Daroux, K. C.
Hait, B. .1. Murphy, G. v-. AlCMullin, R. J.
Mlrkley, Obed Harvey, James Graham, P. R,
San "Benito— Thomas J. Flint, C. J. Carglll, 11.
W. Scott.
S.m Diego- W. C. Latta, J. G. Hussey, L. Mid
dlecoff, li. L. Pnbles, E. B. Splleman, L. Cope,
land. George I tiller, M. B. Vanderkloot, D. K.
Coon, A. M. McConiiougliey, Daniel Stone, J. 11.
Payne, 11. M. Ktitciien, 11. P. McKoon, A. G.
Cass ii, F. G. Ensign, li. McPhee.
mvi Fiancisco: Twenty -eighth District— (At
lame). Barnes 560. Kulght 184. Delegates-
Drutv Melone, Jacob Levy Jr., Arthur McGur
■ in. J. Sclnciber and J. Callahan. To al vote
cast 744.
' I -Aeitiy-nlntii District— Barnes 354. Knight
188, Delegates— ll. McConaughey, D. .). Crow
lev, Helirv Byau. N. T. Whllcomb, A. li. Broyer
ami J. I. Kerr. Total vote. 887.
Thirtieth District— Barnes 248, Knight »'..">
Delegates— J. H. Mahoney, C. N. Wetjeu. 1. S.
Calm, James Corcoran, 11. Bmdell and diaries
Buck. Total vote, 908.
Thirty-first District— Barnes 137, Knight 294.
Delegates— William Snadeke, Daniel li. Sullivan,
William.). Holland Jr., Jeremiah O'Shea, J. G.
Mai tin. Total vine. 481.
Thirty-second District— Barnes 654, Knlelit
110. Delegates— A. Iloey. Z. T. Whin it,
John D. Gage, James A. Carroll, John I. 11-11
--man. Tut I vote, 704.
Thirty-third District— Barnes 433, Knight 138.
Delegates— D. W. Fivui, William H. Jones,
Henry Gel. loss, Martiu FragleyT W. D. Berry.
Total vote. ."..".'J.
Thlrty-totiiili District— Barnes 4."4. Knight
332. Delegates— Martin Jones, Ed I. Bbeeban,
J. D. Mahler. A. Zlhn. F. C. Mosebach. William
Cohn, .1. L. Prior, C, G. Butt Total vote, 607.
Thirty District— Barnes 317, K*ilakl 314.
Delegates Homy lloliniau, Frank M. Stone,
John T. Graham, J. F. Plmnbe. Total vote 631.
Thbiv-sixin District— Barnes 3sl. Kulght 206.
Delegates- William Gleesnn, Iv T. Mahouv. Bay
Killpack, Fred Mlnke, G. 11. Eager. Total volo
4..'.' ' '* ' , * - ■
Thirty-seventh District— Barnes 278, Knight
321. D.i gates— Monroe Greet* wood, Edward
I. Donnelly, M. Cooney, John 11. i in ley, lied
Fllltuoie, .1. K. Field: Total vote 699.
Tblrty-rialith District— Baruc* 370, Knight
150. Delegates— A. Mcßoyle, I N. Day. M
Lewi*, Charles Green, George Tantau, F. M.
Lo.ine Total vote, 544.
I inily ninth District— Unities TOO. Ktttaht
455. Delegates— Thuuias Morion, F. A. Will,
John J. Sullivan, E. P. Scbell. Charles 11.
Murray, W. H. Davi«, .Julius Kahu, W. R. G.
Samuels. Total vole, 019.' '••
Fori lei District-Barues 289,-.' Knight' 312.
Delegates— James Carol.ii), Henry 13. Hunr; J.
W. Hamilton, Dr. Martin Regeusburger,' L. U.
Mc.Miillln, Edgar D. I'eixotto. Total vote, GOI:' ..
Forly.first District -Barnes 204, Knight 437.
Delegates— Irvine- Graham, William Wilkinson,..
Leon ljenueiv, W. H. ! Pratt. Edward Atiridga
and Dr. F. a. Lux. Total vote. 691. .. : '.
fFprtv-second District— Barnes 134, Knlsrtrt'.
489. D Irgaies-J. N. E. Wilson; E. S. -Pills
bury. Henry 11. Lynch. Edward C. Hughes, Rich
aid D. Ledgett. Dr. v. P.-Muffe and George F.
Ives. Total vote i,2.). . - . •*.
Forty-third District— '368. Knight 243.
Delegates-Edwin W. Joy, John .Muller, H. ' E.-
Hall. B. Cromwell. George Light. Philip Dblab,
D.J.Daley. Total vote 523. ■," i ' •
Forty-fourth District —.Barnes 320, Knight
•379. Delegates— John Cosgrove. F. 11. Pelle
grini, Philip Rlelly. F. Arata, Louis Demartinl, :
Oils Evans. David Crowley; total vote, 701.-- .
Forty-tilth District- Barnes 4C3,' Knight' 23-7.
Delegates— L. Lethiec. M. M. Coffey, K. Gra
ham, E. Valente. J. J.Green; total vote, 700. .
San Louis Obispo — John K. Dana, K.- P.
Shacklcford. Louis Totnaaslnl, A. M. Haidie, C.
H. rumps, P. F. Ready, R. K. Jaea, G. AY.'
Ramage. „ ,- •• -.•■:•.
San Mateo— John Stafford, A. F. Green, J. 8..
Freltas, J. D. Byrnes, George W. Lovie.J.F.
Santa Barbara— E. H.'Heacock, P. J. Barber. .
W. P. Butcher. A. U. Derm. W. H. Norway, n.
J. Laiinlillu, Alexander McLean. Joseph Musclo.
Sant.i Clara— Archie McDonald, C. M. Short
ridge, John W. Lyndon, F. ('. Frank, 6. W. Cox
zens, F. P. Montgomery; George K. Dunlap. H.
V. Moiebouse, 13. li. 3. Parker. James W. Res,
T. 8. Montgomery, V. Koch, J. T. Peppln, T.
iioliitiu.il. James Mowers, George Byron, Piiilo
Horsey, E. K. Cottle, Samuel Bea.
Siskivou- 1* E. Colburn. IL Vf. Walbrldge, J.
L. Coyle, 11. \V. Wheeler, M. L. Foulke, A. B.
Carlock, K. H. Campbell.
Solano— R. D. Bobbins. D G.Barnes, M. H.
Dennis. T. J. Wilson, J. L. Martin, T. McKay,
M. Dinkelsplf I, w. Tucker, chailes Newman. J.
E. Brown, J. A. Garaner.
Sonoma— A. Lemmou, L. Green. W. D. Hop
kins T. <■. Putnam, J. li Swisher, J. B. P. Mor
-11", F.J. Murphy. Oscar Collister, H. Brbtgton,
R. H. Del. -field, C. J. Farqnabar, J. D. Harnett,
8. Metal, 1). D. David-'in.
San Joaquin— H. Bentley, Lafayette Fuiick,
Aiiiiur l. Levinky, George B. Sperry, A. W.
Simpson, C. L. unman. B. Llanelli, T. r. Shaw,
1). J. Baddletntre. E. J. Woodward, E. Whipple,
A. K. Aubrey, J. E- Ruggies
Stanislaus— George T. Hughes, S. L. Hanscom,
W. li. Wood, A. S. Emery, 3. it Ctaye*.
Tehama— N. P. Chip-nun, J. F. Mallock, George
Mulluiaii, John Harrington, L. R. Dyer.
Trinity— Hy Martin, D. Hanson, I*. M. Paul
Tulare— J. J. Gavin*, W. a. Hall, Mi Pienio,
J. J. Wazy. D. (L Overall, s. Evans, W. Is.
Pbilps, J. N. Uowliay, Justin Jacobs, xv. S.
Ventura— J. S. Collins. E. O. -Uerberdiug, E.
S. Hall. IL K. J. .Snow, W. L. Jlardisou. it. P.
Yuba-1). E. Knight, N. D. Rideout, L. T.
Crane, C. It. Kckart, U. U. Mayo, Samuel Frazer.
I'ooslbilities and Probabilities.
San Joaquin is keeping out of the fight,
and it is .-aid will probably divide her del
egation, owing to the fact that Stockton was
selected as the place for holding con yon
" tion. Orange will bo for Bea, and probably
Santa Cruz. San Dietro is still an unknown
ii is rumored on good authority to-night I
that an effort will be made to-morrow to
pull Felton out of tlio fight for delegate-at
large. De Young, who' is never overbur
dened with modesty., has 'made a direct
proposal to withdraw if Felton would do
the same, but the latter's friends could
not see it in that ' light. They
claim that they havo no compromise
to make with Mike. But there is
no doubt that they are seriously thinking of
kef-ping Felton's name out of the conven
tion. If Mike should then persist in his
fight they would go for his scalp in a hurry,
and thus change the fight from one between
Felton and Mike to one between the latter
and the. people.
He Is Confident. That He Will Win at the
The court of the Palace Hotel was the
rendezvous yesterday for the Bepublican
politicians of this. and other cities in the
State, who anticipated the fight in the con
vention by inaugurating thu usual system
of lobbying and button-holing, which was
carried on industriously until a lato hour
last night.
Delegates from Los Angeles, San Bernar
dino, Santa Clara, Fresno and other
counties were in force, and every man who
entered the hotel was asked if he was a dele
gale, and in what direction his sympathies
lay. The delegations from several munici
palities are divided, owing to the factional
fiehte, nnd their adjustment will likely
effect the general work of the convention.
The railroad interference could be plainly
perceived, despite the efforts of the South
ern Pacific officials.
Colonel Dan Burns and J. N. E. Wilson,
with other prominent believers in the same
faith, left by tbe afternoon train for Stock
ton. Criminals took the afternoon train for
Stockton, but K'-lly was übiquitous last
night and headquarters for De Young were
opened on the second floor. Burns spoke
in a sanguine strain of the election of most
of tbe delegates supported by him and his
friends. He thought there was no question
as to the certainty of J. H. Xeff's selection
as temporary chairman. It was thought at
onetime that 11. C. Dibble would poll the
largest vole among the Third-street faction,
at.d so R.-a's retirement from the contest
was stroncly urged, lt was found, how
over, that ilea was much the stronger, the
country delegates demanding Kea's name,
and Dibble auuounced himself as out of the
The main interest, of course, settled
aiound the candidates for delegateships at
large. Ie Young's friends started several
wild rumors in tne course of the day, which
were understood to have been hatched in
the "headquarters" upstairs?. The first re
port was that Felton woulu withdraw bis
name, throwing his influence to De Young.
This was indignantly denied "by friends of
the former, who claimed that Felton was in
the race to win and that he would poll the
largest vote of all candidates, but that his
name would not be presented unless his
subsequent election seemed certain. Never
theless* the De Young people, prophesied a
telegram of withdrawal would be received
to-day. •
General W. 11. L. Barnes seems to have
developed strength for delegste-nt-large
during the pastday or two, hi-, friends, with
those of Felton and De Young being to a
great extent identical. Late last night the
De Young managers announced that In the
event of anything approaching a deadlock
between these three either ex-Congressman
Horace Davis or Captain W. L. Merry
would be nominated as a compromise can
didate. Tne Burns-Wilson men discredit
both of these plans.
Eveiy prominent delegate has drawn ud
a list of successful candidates, each list pre
sent'! ng some original feature. In all of the
cal illations M. M. Estee's name is counted
on as sure of election. Southern California
will bo granted one delegate-at-large, for
which a bitter tight is being waged between
EL F. Spence and Robert J. Xorlham of Los
Angeles, the latter espousing the cause of
De Young. The delegations of most of the
southern counties favor Spence. but if the
contest canuot be settled amicably the
honor may go to Thomas R. Bard or ex-
Congressman William Vandever of Ven
turn. Judze Charles Fernald and Judge E.
11. Heacock of Santa Barbara are also men
tioned as possibilities, and N. D. Hideout of
Marvsville is a strong candidate from the
northern Counties. A favorite ticket seemed
to be Estee, Rideout, Felton and Spence.
In the race for district delegates the same
factional fights are apparent in many cases.
Dan Cole of Sierra and Frank -McGowan of
Humboldt are considered as good as elee'ed
in th • First. [a the Second District. John
F. Kidder of Nevada and N. D. Rideout,
provided ho is not elected dele^ate-at-large,
are spoken of favotably. , _■;. y * y
Those most frequently mentioned for the
Third are Eli Denison of Oakland nud
Beece Clark of Yolo: in the Fourtb, Joseph
Spenr and E. J. Fiilsbnrv; in the Fifth
Users are four candidates— George A.
Knight, E. W. Halo of Santa Clara, Colonel
Isaac Trumbo and George Beamish; in the
sixth, R. E. Jack of San Luis Obispo is the
only name mentioned from the northern
end of the district, while in the south the
fight between Spence and Johnson is again
apparent in the struggle between Colonel
11. G. Otis and General E. P. Johnson. Out
of 4- delegates Otis claims 23.
In the Seventh Dr. Thomas Flint of San
Benito and E. Roberts of Fresno aro men-*
toned, and in the south Sheriff E. C. Sey
mour of San Bernardino, Colonel li. W.
Bu ton of Coiton and Georgo North, of
Trading was commenced last night, and
it was reported thai a considerable business
hud been conducted in the purchase of
proxies, tho verification of which can . be
accomplished by nothing short of tho vote
in the convention.
Handle p Koad-Uice.
Out of 43 entries 25 were started in the
handicap four-mile race at San Leandro
yesterday afternoon. After a hard struzgle
W.N. McCatin of tbo Olympic Club won first
nbice, his time being 25 minutes 7 second--.
Choynski of the .tip me was second; J. P.
Cosiiro, Olympic, ibird; 1". Waller and O.
L. Packard, both of tlio Acme Ciub, were
respect ively st cti'id and third. The race
was t*i« best ot the kind seen here for BoV
e.al years.
Four Men Killed and a Large Number
'/;■'; ; " Wounded, . ; :i , ;
. The -.'Methodist" -Conference at Omaha — A Btw fa
. ;. A Liteiy to Take Plat* at 'tti .
fleeting To-Day. '
. . Special to TnE'MoßMiva'CAtd
:. Lln-coi.n, Neb., May 2! -A culvert near
Lincoln*' was washed out by last night*
storm,' wrecking the easlbo und oass«nger
train on the Burlington road. Tbe engine
and the mall and express. cars were ibrowa
into the ditch, and Fireman 11. P. Sltriner
and two tramps who were stealing a ride
were instantly killed. The injured are: T.
A. Holt, mail clerk; G. R. Ford, engineer;
J. A. Sherman, express messenger; D. An
derson, bridge carpenter; T. L. . Keller,
mail clerk: F. H. Cole, mail clerk; andK.
B. Holt, mail clerk.
Horrible P. ail road Disaster at Coatemiie, Pi
One Man Killed.
Coatesville, Pa.. May I.— The Penn
sylvania freight was wrecked near here last
night by a broken brake and tbe west-bound
train, composed of mall and express cars,
run into the wreck. The locomotive was
thrown from the track and Harry Sliulz; the
engineer, and Harry Martin, the fireman,
were caught in the wreck and Martin was
roasted to death. Schulz was . terribly
scalded aud is in a serious condition. Sev
eral express cars took fire and were con
sumed. C / ° °
Lay Delegates at Cmr.ha Wart More Power
in the General Meeting.
Omaha, May I.— The Methodist General
Conference will strike a snag in the 0 shape
of a declaration of independence oil the part
of lay delegates when the conference open«
to-morrow. About 100 lay delegates met
to-night, and after the election of a chair
man and secretary proceeded to the discus
sion of the question of securing more pow.**r
nnd influence In the general conference
than laymen usually exercise, and to ask for
equal representation with the ministers at a
general conference; also to ask for the
privilege of being seated in a body separate
from the ministers at the conference.
Shinkle of Kentucky opposed the proposi
tions, but T. 11. Murphy of Pennsylvania
favored them and his argument bad con
siderable weight. After several speeches
pro and con a resolution requesting tho con
ference to seat lay delegates separately »as
put nnd carried by a vote of 74 to 24. lha
meeting then adjourned to meet at the call
of the chairman. -„-.
The Northern Pacific Has Absorbed the
Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern."
St. Paul, May I.— Beginning with to
day the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern
Railroad will be merged into tha Pacific
Division of the Northern Pacific system.
Although the road was acquired by the
Northern Pacific Company some time ago it
never consolidated with the main system
but was operated as au independent line.
The consolidation caused a certain change
in the management and working force of
th* road, and yesterday the majority of the
officials of the Seattle, Lake Shore and
Eastern found their old occupation gone.
Among the new appointments are I. A.
Nadeati, general- asjat, with headquarters
at Seattle, and E. \V . Kuft, fray ell ng freight
agent, with headquarters at T<ic.2m»-,-_ *• •
Large Herd-Owners io Wyoming Obj*et to tit
Bustler Roundups. .
Cheyenne, Wyo., May I.— The attorneys •
for a Dumber of large herd-owners of John
son County have announced their intention
of applying for temporary injunction tore- [
strain small ranchmen and rustlers from
proceeding with the roundup**) which they
have arranged to commence on May 1 and
15. If the injunction Is granted the United ,
States Marshal and his deputies will enforce
tho orders of the court. .Residents in John
son County in Cheyenne asserted that the
roundups in question are abandoned by the
projectors and that no necessity' exists foe
any interference by the United States courts.
Three Arkansas Murderers Will Expiate
Their Crime on Jane- 28.
Fort Smith, Ark., May I.— Federal Judge
Parker passed tho sentence of death upon
John Thornton for murdering his daugh
ter; on John Pointer for killing Sara Van
dover and William Bilding, and on John
Brown for murdering Josiah Poor boy and
Thomas Whitehead, the day set for the
triple execution being Tuesday, Juue23.
Falacn Hotel Clerk*.
A number of changes in the clerical force
of the Palace occurred last week. John
McDermotf, for many years one of tha
watchmen, becomes night clerk in piace of
the veteran L. Graud Rucker, who bas been
elected secretary of the Tulare Lumber
Company. Joseph Collins succeeds S. I*
Taylor, who has opened a photograph gal
lery at the Cliff House. The place on the
day force occupied by Frank G. Brooks bas
been filled by Joshua Bean. G y .
Baby's Fearful Suffering .(ram Skin
Disease Coverins* Entire Body.
Cured by Cuticura.
My baby was taken very sick tvtasii he -was Utrea
months oil. and la a few days begin breaking oat.
We employed botb of the home doctors, ami tbey .
could do nothing; for bun. Then w.i sent for tha
brst doctor In EaUta Kap-
- I'*-^^*^. las. Mich., and ha doo-
jWr/ *^^tS*V. tored him for two waeka
hi^jtf^^ \ I 1 me » *"''• tbea I took
jQ^y* \.-\t\ Ma> to J *c kSl "». to a
fit wao attends e»-
W - , I,- | V^j Jp cl*iliy to'itlo dltessf.t,
a best doctor worse
id***. >l|.*h.. and ba aeo-
tort-.i bla tor two weeke
and be got worse all tbo
t in.'. 4-c.f thea I took.
in in to Jackson, ta a
lot-tor WM attends ca-
p clsliy to <klo dlteasM,
snd tl'.eu he got, woria
lQ <<W*» «9*» tbaa ever. Then IMd
vl y^*" 'nil mv husband we hid bet-
\l (lJ\ I'/ ter try tae Curicuaa
I* iTC.. fj/ any w*>y:ai<l
«cs» *?%. not iv.- **"'*" ideatber
t^SiXJ., »•*, /jO^Si*'" 11 ' 1 ' ' 1.) snjr {o«j, bos
-4wHi«^Si^ '" '* ess ii in iwo montha
from the Mine we bes*a
r -<» . giving them to bla bs
was entirely well, bad not 3 a spot oa bins. Hia
bair aro win? rl<ht otT.iiiil wo thought he woal.t
always be baid-he'ided. There was not a spot on hit
whole body, race a-ul head, only bis nose si. l eyes.
but what was a** raw .i- baefuaak. So poor thera
was not anything i.-.a bones, and so weak be coal J
raise neither haul nor haul.
; Mrs. Fit ANK. UARKBTT, WlnHeld. Mlcb.
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The new lilood and skin purifier and greatest of
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DADV'Q skill a " l Scalp purified and beiutllet
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