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DEEMING DOOMED TO DIE. The. Melbourne Murderer Found Guilty •?>■ .; by the Jury. v-- SEfSATWIU Si EMS i\ the CHIT. : lii Prisoner Exhorts the Crowd for Over an Hour. :«■/.»■ ;* Bis ((■ohif-'A Said t« nave Pen ■•:■■ DoiaarLable". • y/ \i."[ ,° Special to The JIMV? CA.IU :, ••.MELnorRXE, May 2.— The Jury In the Deeming case returned a Verdict of guilty, '. and added that the prisoner was not insane. ■ When tbe trial of Frederick Bailey . Deeming for tbe murder of his wife was re sumed this morning, the' first witness was Dr. Sprlngthorp, who jelated 1 (ermine's explanation of bow his wives disap peared. Deeming said that while he and his wife were living at Kahili ill, near Liverpool, a man named: Ben Young • told him bis (Deeming*) wife would leave thin for £so. He paid the money and lib*? wife left him. He supposed i'oung killed ber while be (Deeming) was coming to Mel bourne with his second wife (Miss Mather), for wnose murder lie is now on trial. His second wife. Deeming said, confessed that? she was already married and left him in Melbourne because she was afraid of being implicated in the murder of bis firs*, wife. Tbe fact Is, tbe Rainhill murder was known to no one save Deeming until after lt was known that be killed his second wife. It was lhe discovery of the Tatter .crime that led the police here to notify the Liverpool police of their suspicion that Deeming murdered his wife and children atßainhjll. it will therefore be seen that bis statement relative to bis second wife leaving him for fear of being implicated in the Rainhill murders is without truth. After some further testimony Dr. Spring tborp for the defense announced the case closed. ".:-,- Tbe Crown counsel contended that, there was not a particle of evidence of the insan ity of the prisoner. At tbis point Deeming interrupt! the Crown counsel, and said, it was not the law but the press that was trying him.. It he could bring himself to believe that he committed the murder be would plead guilty rather than to submit to the gaze of the people in court, the ugliest race he had ever seen. Some of the witnesses against him bad deliberately lied, whatever he could say would bo disbelieved. His witnesses had been kept out of eight People bad sworn to .seeing him whom he never seen in hi**- life. No time had been allowed Mm to communicate with witnesses in England and India. It was not pleasant to confess to disease, mental or otherwise, put he had determined to do so in justice to himself and the community. For weeks to father he bad suffered lapses of memory. In his own mind he knew he was notguilty. As long as Emily Mather bad been his wife he dealt with her as gently and affectionately as it was possible for any man to do. The prisoner continued: "I remember no incidf nt which Would lead to this awful crime, with which 1 am charged. The Statement that a body found in this [city was that of Emily Mather is a lie. My one comfort is the knowledge tat she Is alive. The newspapers have ruined my life for ever. If I was freed to-night 1 would drown myself. I do not fear death. Ido not expect justice from either judge, jury or the public." y Deeming minutely criticized the evidence, and declared that a verdict of guilty would be. the greatest relief to him. He said the use of aliases was a fad with him. After the verdict was announced Deem ing asked the judge to refrain from the usual exhortation. The judge complied, and simply announced the sentence of death. Deeming responded, composedly, "Thank you." Afterward Deeming said the public would know bis real history after bis death. It was bettor that the law should destroy him than that he should de stroy himself. In a strong voice be con tinued to ramble in a similar strain for some time, and concluded by swearing his innocence. He spoke altogether for an hour, giving no signs of hesitation or ner vousness. The judge's summing-up was strongly against the prisoner. ♦ ACTS OF ANARCHISTS. A Building Wrecked by Dynamite in Bel • gicm- Explosives Seized in France. Liege, Belgium, May 2.— A dynamite cartridge exploded on the threshold of Count Miuettc-'s residence this evening, The bouse and building adjoining, which was that of Genera] Loudon of the Civic Guard, for whom It is thought the dynamite was Intended, was partially wrecked. The flagstones were torn up and all the win dows within a radius of 200 yards were damaged. A German who fled just after the explosion was arrested, but denied being the author of the outrage. Berlin, May 2.— Reports have reached here that more than a ton ot dynamite and gunpowder have been stolon from the Greek magazine on the Island of Corfu. It is thought that the thefts were made In small quantities at a time. Pabib, May 2. — The grand circus at Troyes was set on fire to-day, presumably by anarchists, and burned to the ground. The flames destroyed adjacent bouses. While the fire was burning a loud explo sion was heard In the interior of the circus. A quantity of explosives were seized to-day in an anarchist's ie«idence at Villemomble, the police having got hold of a plot to de stroy the Hotel de Viile. One person was arrested and a number of others escaped. The man who caused the bomb explosion near Guise Barracks, in Tours, on Sunday; and was almost fatally injured by the ex plosion. Is a. wealthy grocer, well knowu as a pious man and a Royalist. Ravachol, who lias recovered from his recent fit of dejection and now laughs atthe way In which he scared the jury, expects a verdict of extenuating circumstances In the Wont Brison trial, relying on the effect of similar coercive cti'**- against the jury. St. Petersburg, May 2 —The dissem ination of anarchist pamphlets is on the increase. These inflammatory publications blame tbe Cx*r and the Government for the famine and the attendant miseries, and the authorities are greatly incensed at their cir culation. A reward of 100,000 rubles has been offered for the apprehension of the printers, but so far the police bave failed to discover tbem. " CRESPO WILL RETALIATE. Falacio to Be Burned at the Stake if He .;■ Kills Crespo's Son. -New Yoke. May 2.— A special cablegram from Barqulsimeto, a town of Venezuela, says: Dictator Palacio's alleged threat to kill the 23-year-old son of General Crespo as soon as the latter comes within a league of Caracas has reached the headquarters of the revolutionist!*, and has caused great in dignation. Crespo declares that if his son is put to death lalacio will be burned at tho stake in the plaza in front of the Casa Auia rilla in Caracas. "' :<**'.'■"■■ French Vineyards Increasing. Paris, May 2.— Conan, the Inspector of the French Phylloxera Department, states that he expects lute, long that France will regain her. old position -as a wine-growing country. He says in 30 months the vine yards will comprise 2,500, 000 hectares, which will be a lamer area devoted to wine-grow ing than at any previous period. ■«. _ :' Money Needed for a New Navy.. Paris, May 2.— At a meeting of the Cabinet to-day the .Minister of Marine urged that the credit for the navy be In creased by 37,000,000 francs. The.** Finance' Minister objected, saying that financial ob stacles would make it impossible to grant the amount asked. A decision in the matter was deferred. r.v:;.'y-. :-."-• Protecting British Interests. London, May 2.— ln the Commons to-day James Lowther, the Parliamentary Secre tary for the Foreign Office, stated that the Government had received no official news of tbe outbreak in ; Venezuela. Two British warships, however, had been ordered to La guuyra. - ' ' ■ A British Victory. ' London', May 2 — A telegram . from the British We6t African colony of Gambia has been received at the War Office. It says a Brilisb force consisting of 50. marines and The Morning Call. 300 troops has capturedToniatabia, after a spirited defense. Captain Roberts of the First West .India Regiment was killed and three others of the British force were also severely wounded. The enemy's loss was heavy. v-:y ■-.;... - - y-.-. 5 * "° •':* I*' Canada Wants Eepresentat on. Ottawa, Out., May 2.— ln the House to day there was presented a motion that Can ada be represented in Washington by Canadians, who should be attached tothe British Minister's staff. Tending a vote the debate adjourned. y. ". ".-■ c The .Canadian Seal Poachers. *.-'•:. Ottawa, Ontario, May 2.— The Customs Department knows nothing of the alleged design of a number of British Columbian sealers to .register under foreign, flags in order to evade the/provisions of the modus \lyendi..yVr^ ••;=■ ; - \'V A Ship Looted by Pirates. • Gibraltar, May 2.— A Spanish sailing vessel bound , ' for Alhuclemais, the Spanish prison settlement in the Mediterranean, while becalmed off the coast of Morocco was boarded and looted by a number of pirates. . ;• :?' • V iiii.r.'--:'..yi- .Heavy Failure in Hamburg. HAMBURG; May 2.'— The Borsehalie says that the exporting firm of Schiffuian & Mayer lias failed, with liabilities rf about 1,000,003 marks. Iney have a branch bouse at Rio Janeiro/ ' °. ". ■■• •■■ — — '—■ a Fava Is Going Eack. Rome, May 3. — Baron Fava, Italian Minister to the United States, has started on bis return to Washington. The Baron will be a passenger on the. steamer Nor mandie, which leaves Southampton on May 7. . ' ■ ■• . _^ • THROWN TO FULLER. Mr, Cleveland .Steps Out of the Fight for ■ ; the Presidency, v Nkw York, May i.—A Washington dis patch affirms that John R. McLean is now in that city, and last night the Cincinnati Enquirer's Washington • correspondent sent to that paper a dispatch to the effect that, with ex-President Cleveland's con sent, William F. Vilas aud I) >n A. Dickin son are at work trying to secure for Chief Justice Fuller tha Democratic Presidential nomination.? ."-? "'*•' . liarrity of Pennsylvania has, It is alleged, gone into the deal, but in New York the promoters of the May convention, call to protest against Hill, are said to refuse to give up the convention — aud here is the stumbling block. The argument said to have been used was that to nominate Cleveland would require Western support, which was not forthcoming. Cleveland therefore was nut available, and it was put to him plainly that if he abdicated in Fuller's favor he would make the nominee of the Chicago convention and control tbe destiny of ihe national Democ racy. ■•: y The dispatch to the Enquirer winds up as follows: "However, tho move for fuller has taken shape and will go. Whitney bas been urged to help it aud the cable has oeen freely used. No set of men though will be more surprised than the sponsors for the new deal in its exposure. They may deny it with vehemence, but it is true. Fuller is to be the alternative of Cleveland an with Cleveland's consent." • WARD'S DEFIANCE. Threats to Expose His Accomplices if He Is Prosecuted. Putnam, Conn.. May 2.— Ferdinand Ward, who was released on Saturday from Sing Sing prison for fraudulent transact -in Wall street, Mew York, is here. It trans pires that ns a result of threats that be would be tried on the other indictment? he caused a friend to circulate the report that he would make public a statement of the Grant A: Ward transactions, in which it would be shown he was made a scapegoat of other parties and that this statement wiil be made regardless of whom it may hit. As a result ot tills there was a bustling in in fluential quarters to get the indictments against him quashed. Ibis was not entirely successful, but it ' was arranged that be should not be prosecuted further. In view of th is Ward has decided not to give out his statement. Anna Dickinson Dying. New York, May 2.— Anna Dickinson is reported to be seriously ill at the Fifth avenue Hotel. The nature of her complaint could not be learned to-night.- Miss Dickinson was stricken last week by an illness which two days ago developed into pneumonia. The regular physician of the hotel was in attendance all the evening. At midnight her condition was so precarious that the liotei people would not allow any message to be sent to the doctor for fear of disturbing her. None of Miss Dickinson's relatives are at the hotel, but if site grows no better to-morrow they will be summoned to her bedside. . \. . Rich Ore Discovered. Dekvkß, May 2.— Ten inches of mineral, assaying 92 per cent silver, Is the latest dis covery at Rico, in the San Juan country. It was found in the mines of the Rico Aspen Company. Those who failed at Creede aro now bound for Rico. Another tremendous gold excitement has been created by rich discoveries in the Orphan Boy mine at Copper Rock, about fifty miles from Denver. The ore assayed from $3000 to $7800. A Tush of prospectors has beguu. Befujed to Return the Flags.. Chicago, May 2.— The red flags seized by the police yesterday promise to become a subject of controversy in the courts. A delegation representing tho offending or ganizations called upon Chief of. Police McClaughry to-day to demand the return of the flags, but received instead a tart lec ture. They promised to reiterate their de mand to-morrow, and if met with refusal to swear out a writ of replevin. A Gams Two Could Play. Nevada, Mo., May 2.— Henry Robinson and George Crane had a rough-and-tumble fight Saturday over election matters in Vir gil Township in this county. A warrant was issued for Crane's arrest, and when the Constable attempted to serve it Crano shot him fatally. Another constable was depu tized to make the arrest, and In attempting it he shot Crane, Inflicting fatal wounds. ♦ : Railroad Manager Promoted. St. Louis, May 2.— lt Is reported that. George C. Smith, assistant general manager of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, will suc ceed S. 11. H. Clark; a3 first vice-president and general manager when the latter resigns, which he ill do in a few days, to take charge of the Union Pacific system as president. Telegraph Company Directors. New Yoke, May 2.— The annual meeting of the stockholders of the United States Telegraph Company was held in this city to-day and resulted in the election of the following directors: Vrvm Green, Thomas T. -crt, John Van Uorne, Julio T.Terry. Edwin Gould, Russell Sag?, George T. Gould. J. G..V an Every and R. 11. Rochester. * v -:. ♦ ■ Hcspit&iity to a Burglar. Mahysville, May 2.— The trial of T. J. Fold, charged with having burglariously . entered the residence of Mrs. Keetley sev eral months ago, began to-day. In examin ing ..jurors the defendant's attorney insinu ated that he. would endeavor to prove that Ford went there at the invitation of some one in the house. Frightened a Police Official. Cleveland, May 2.— A niece of gaspipe, 6 inches long, .filled with some kind of pow der, was found this morning under the desk of Police Director Gibbons. It is not yet determined whether or not it is a practical joke.. Three Men Drowned. MiNNEAroLis, May 2.— By the capsizing of a boat on. Leighton Lake, near. Grand Rapids, Minn.,, fourteen of the Backus div ing crew were unset and three drowned. .A Murderer Lynched E liz A BETjn own, N. C., May 2.— Last night masged men took Lyman Pnrdie, a negro murderer, ftom the County Jail and hanged him. Yuba at the Fair : M/.iiYsvii.i.E, May 2.— The Yuba County World's Fair Association organized to-day by the election of ■". a directorate. Gavin ilutchins is president and James O'Brien •ecretary. y SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY .'s, 1892— EIGHT PAGES. WANTS OF WORKINGMEN. Strikes Reported in Various Branches of Trade. ALL THEIR DEMDS PEACEABLY .MADE. Large Xomber of Railroad Employes in the West fyiit Work — Massachusetts . (Jaarrymen Want More Pay. pfecSatte TnE MOKSIN'O (U&fc Gloucester, Mass., May 2.— The whistles from the Capo Ann quarries calllne the men to work this morning did not meet with any response, as a general strike of the granite cutters bas been inaugurated. Notice was sent to tho workmen at Rock Point and Pigeon Cove and they joined the strikers. Some 2000 men arc now idle. The strikers demand 25 cents an hour and nine hours in stead of 10 for a day's work. No trouble is feared. New York, May 2.— The united (brm and English carpenters struck to-day be cause of the failure of the bosses to sign an agreement fixing their schedule of prices for the year. By noon, however, the bosses came to terms, and all signed the agree ment but six. The Mayday demonstration of the work ingmen of New York to celebrate the anni versary ol the inauguration of the eight hour movement was held in Union square to-night, and was uneventful both in point of attendance and exciting features. Speeches were made by various delegates and the usual resolutions offered and adopted. '• y Cincinnati, May 2.— Two bandied men of the Kentucky Central and the Louisville and Nashville roads, including transfer bands, switchmen, yardmen, section-hands and laborers, struck to-day on account of a reduction in wages, and it is predicted that all the men along the line will join. St. Paul, May 2.— The plumbers of this city went on a strike to-day for less work and tho same pay. It .- su.d the steam fitters will join the movement. The master plumbers show (signs of weakening, and it i- probable the strike will be settled and all the men return te work to-morrow, having secured their demand. .. '■--' y Chicago, May 2.— Four hundred plumbers struck this morning for nine hours and minimum wages of 80*54 cents per hour. The boiler-makers of this city went on a strike to-day, as announced on Saturday night. It i- thought that a compromise will be arranged. Baltimore, May 2.— Tiie car: enters are 00 a strike here to enforce. the acceptance of a demand fcr eight hours. Eighteen em ployers accepted the eight-hour decree.. London-. May 2.— a meeting of work lngm. i. 's delegates letters were read from Salisbury and Balfour saying they could not receive a deputation setting forth claims for an it-hour day. A. letter from Gladstone said he would carefully consider the views of the trades union a, lut lie considered the question not yet ripe and hoped to be ex cused from ihe conversation. I ••*.- Havana, May 2.— The masons, carpen ters, painters and stouecutters in this city struck to-day, the two former for an eight-hour day and the two latter for a re duction in working boors. Building oper ations are practically at a standstill. Mo disturbance i- feared. ■•■■,' OPPOSKD TO TRUSTS. Suit Brought Against the Sugar Combina- tion— The Reading Railroad Deal. Philadelphia. May 2. -A bill in equity has been filed by the Government against the sugar trust to prevent the consum.na mation of the recent deal by which the trust obtained tlio control of individual refineries In this city. The bill was filed against E. C. Knight & Co., Spreckels Refining Company, Franklin Soger Refining Company. Delaware Sugar bouse, American Sugar Refining Company and John 11. Searles, treasurer. The bill sets forth that the above companies have combined contrary to law and prays the court to prevent a consummation of the deal and rescind the agreements in the rases where they had been brought to consumma tion. Tbexton*. N. J., May 2.— The Attorney- General, under directions of the Governor, is searching for the best means of crushing the Reading combine. If no law can b« found to meet the case a special session of the Legislature will probably be called to enact one. '. Habbisbubg, Pa., May 2. — Attorney- General dense! having ruled that tlio numerous defendants in the. suit against the so-called Reading combine must plead, answer or demur, tbey have responded by doing all three. The leasing of the Lehigh Valley lines by the Reading road is ad mitted. But the answer claims that the agreement is distinctly authorized by the charters of the two companies and does not in any way conflict with the constitution and laws of Pennsylvania; it admits that the Port Reading Railroad leased the Central Railroad oi New Jersey, denies that the Philadelphia and Reading owns the whole or a majority of th» capital stock, and affirms that the Port Reading is fully authorized to make the lease by the law of New Jersey. The separate answer and demurrer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad is substantially the same as the Reading. The Philadelphia and Reading Coal Company has filed a similar demurrer. ♦ IMMIGRATION ABUSES. Investigation by the Congressional Commit- tee— Charges of O'Donovan Ecssa. New York, May 2.— The subcommittee tf the Senate and House Committee on Im migration continued tin; Ellis Island inves tigation to-day. Colonel Weber, Superin tendent of Immigration, admitted that some immigrants escaped from the docks before they were landed at Ellis Island. It is im possible with the present force to entirely prevent this. .-: .v O'Donovan Rosea sent a note to Senator Chandler in which he said: "England has associated me with her convicted thieves and burglars. Their destination after serv ing thei: time in prison was America. Eng land sent them under an escort of prison guards from tne prisons to ships sailing for America." ' -". y Dr. Smith said that his experience about the surgeons employed on the trans-Atlantic steamers was that these physicians were paid too small salaries and were liable to be dismissed at any time at the caprice of the captains. They should bare better salaries, he thought, and have their positions made mere secure. .* -. EASTERN GAMES. Chicagos Defeat Bostons and the Philadel- phias Defeat Cleveland!. Chicago, May fc— The colts batted Clark son freely aid won easily. Chicagos 4, hits 10,. errors 1. Bostons 1, bits 3, errors G. Batteries— Gamburt and Scbriver, Clarkson and Kelly. y Cleveland, May 2.— A two-bagger in the ninth by K-ner won a close and exciting game for Philadelphia. Clevelands 2. hits 7. err' 1. Philadelphlas 3. hits 6, errors 3, Batteries— Youug and Doyle, Esper and Clements. St. LOUIS, May 2.— Gleason pitched poorly toward the cud, nnd with Crooks' fumbles lost the game. St. Louis 8, hits 11, errors 7. Wa-liingtons 10, hits 10, errors 2. Bat teries—Gleason and Bird; Killen, Dylan arid Milllgan. Association Games. Omaha, May 2.— No game; rain. '■ St. I'm May 2. —St. Pauls 12. ToledosG. Kansas City, May 2.— Kansas Citys 8, Minneapolis 7. Mi nni*. a roup, May 2.— Minneapolis 5, Toledos 6. RAILROAD ACCIDENTS. Freight Trains Wrecked in New York and Indiana— Trainmen Killed. RocnESTEH, N. V., May 2.— A freight train on the New York Central while taking water at Churchville this morning was run Into by another freight. One minute later another train crashed Into the wrecked cars. '1 he mass caught fire and 25 cars and much freight were destroyed. W. 11. Jones, an engineer, was killed, and F. Richardson, a fireman. Injured. vn.i.K, lud., May 2.— A freight train on the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago road was wrecked near Otis this morning by going through a bridge. The engine and eight cars went down. The bodies of the engineer, fireman and brake man were burled in the ruins under the water. The bridge was weakened ny ruin. The names of tho killed are: John Murray, engineer; James Bawen, fireman; Elmer 131*0 n, brakeman. TURF KViBNTB. Running Races on Three Tracks in the East. • Washington, May 2.— The .'track was fast and the results were as follows: Six and a half furlongs, Logan, won, Bel Demonlo second. Count third. Time, 1:22 Six furlongs, Blaekburnjwon, Hewet sec ond, Nubian third. Time, 1:10. One and a sixteenth miles, Prathcr won, Roquefort second, Zampost third. Time, 1:51. y:y yy^ Four and a half furlongs, Orphan won, Jimmy Lamlo second, Vanguard third. Time, 0:57. •*',? ii : tM ?-a* v One mile. St. Mark won, Poverty second, Thiers L third. 'lime, 1:47. Nashville, May 2.— The track was fast ana the winners were:- Six furlongs, J T won, Knott-In-lt second, Abandon third. Time, 1:10 ■ One mile and seventy yards Ed E. Shelby won. Robin Hood second, Arsenta third. Time, 1:52. KES Seven furlong?, Dully McCone won, Springaway second, Lord Willow brook third. Time, 1:29. One mile, Good Bye won, Suli Ross sec ond, Van Zandt thud. Time, 1:43%. Four and a half longs, Governor Drown won, Laura Abrahams second, Leonos third. lime, :.*>7%. y - l • mx fnrloncs, j.orealis won. Sly Lisbon second, One Dune third. Time, 1:17.1 -'j&Wtid St. 01 IS, May 2.— Tbe track was in good condition and the results wen*: Five furlongs, Expense won, Hal Fisher second, Weaverman third, 'lime, 1:03^. Four furlongs, Duke of Kent won, Em met second, Good-Day third. Time, :■"■-. Five furlongs, Little May won, Trixy Gardner second, Phantom third. Time, 1:03 ft. Five furlongs, Charlie Wilson won, Alice D second. Rabbit third. Time, -"l. Five furlongs, Swagilater won, Texas Girl second, Sir Lauucelot third. Time, 1:03. Six furlongs, pari won, Venture soc oud, Dan Farrell third. Time. 1:17. Lkxington, Maya.— The results of to day's races were as follow.-: * .-■■-, Six furlongs; Tenny Jr. won, Hopeful second. Modjtjska third. . Time 1:1714. Seven furlongs, Engarita won, Forward second, Salvation third. Time lc3o}*£. Five furlongs, Joe Murphy won.'Lollie second. Halcyon third. Time 1:03&. y;. RSix furlongs, Perm 1* won, V sion second, London Smoke thud, 'lime 1.17. One mi Laura Uoxie won. Marie X sec oud, Orville third. Time 1:44. PACIFIC COAST IM BESTS. Xo Decision Reached in the PostofGce-Site Question— Appointments. * , Washington, May 2.— Assistant Secre tary Cr« ante is expected to arrive in Wash ington from the Pacific Coast next Wednes day, but nothing will be done concerning the San Francisco Post office site until bis arrival. The report concerning the char acter of the foundation at Seventh and Mission streets by Colonel Meudell and Professor Davidson has not been received yet. Messrs. Cribs on and Brooks, special agents, will hand their report to Secretary Foster within a few days. The following banks were to-day ap proved reserve agents: National Bant of Kansas City for the First National of Oak land, Cal.; Northwestern National Hank of Minneapolis for the Exchange National. Bank of Spokane, Wash. George C. Boardman, .Mrs. Board man%n'd the Misses West, of Sao Francisco, are reg istered at the Shoreham Hotel. Pensions have been granted as follows: California: Original — Daniel Graves, Charles F. Babcock, John A. Martin. Oregon: Original, Alonzo Child; addi tional—David L. McLain, August Ziikitt. Washington: Original— John O. Wilson, Chap-in Cbauncey, Rudy Heitzman, Albtrt W. Elliott. William flats*; additional, Alexander V. Oliver. METHODIST CONFERENCE. Twenty-Fourth Quadrennial Conference in Session at Omaha. Omaha, May 2.— The twenty-fourth quad rennial conference of the Methodist church convened here this morning and was opened by Bishop Bowman. The entire morning session was devoted to a discussion of the proposition to seat lay delegates separata from the clergy. Dining tiie discussion Dr. John Lanahan said lie believed that lay men would have more influence and power in the conference by being seated separately. Mr. Sinkie of Kentucky vigorously com batted the Idea. He wanted the advice ot the ministers, and wanted tbe ministers oc casionally to get advice from laymen. He wanted equal representation but opposed separation. Mr. Murray of Pennsyl vania said the laymen merely wished to be placed on an equality With the ministers; heretofore they had lost their individuality. Dr. Buckley, editor ot the Christian Advo cate, boil;,' lit laymen had not been given a fair chance to exercise equal power with the ministers! "Nine-tenths of the laymen," said tie, "attend but one General Confer ence, but ministerial delegates go to confer*. ence after conference, and the Bishop who presides knows them. The Bisbout are not acquainted with laymen, and when they arise on the floor with half a dozen minis ters the result usually is that the presiding officer recognizes some ministerial delegate and tho layman sits down." After long wrangle the conference decided to allow lay delegates who so desired to select seats sep arate from the ministers. The drawing. of seats by lot then began and continued until 7:30 o'clock, when the conference adjourned until to-morrow. .Philadelphia, May 2. —The quadrennial conference of the African Methodist Epis copal Church began bore t -day. Nine Bishops and 317 delegates wore present, representing every State in the Union, be sides delegates from several foreign coun tries. The most Important business was the selection of three Bishops to fill the vacan cies made by the deaths of Bishop .1. P. Campbell of this city and Bishop It. R. Disney of Atlanta, and an additional oue to be a resident African Bishop. *♦- Inspection of Indian Lands Santa Ii:. N. Max., May 2.—Prepara tions arc being made at Fort Wings te for an expedition which will start May 10 to ac company the commission to examine the Clrrlzo Mountain country and report whether or not it contains mineral and precious ores, and if so to treat with the Navajoe for its transfer to the Lnited States. The commission consists of Brig adier-General McCook, commanding tno Department of Arizona, and John Barstows, a special disbursing agent. The escort will consist of Captain J.McClernand's troop of the Second Cavalry and Troop L of the Second Cavalry. The latter is an Indian troop and will be used chiefly for courier duty. The expedition is expected to return to Fort Wingate about June 28. , ; Taken From an Asylum. New 1 ork, May 2.— Wesley Vonna, 76 years old, au old-time California theatrical manager, has been taken from the Insane asylum, and his daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Arnold of Albany, granted permission by the Brooklyn Court to take him to her home. The daughter had not seen him for 20 years, and accidentally learned of his whereabouts in the asylum, where be had been placed by the actors*' fund. *..y • o— * ,/y -y An Actress Sues, for Divorce. pENVEit, May 2.— Millie Price Dow, an actress, who a year ago created a sensation here by marrying Clarence Dow, the son of tho president of the Commercial National Bank after an acquaintance of only one day, filed a suit for divorce to-day on the grounds of desertion and non-support. She asks for considerable alimony. This is tbe first of several suits she witl bring against him. ■ • "♦ — r— ".* yy-. ."■- Decreased Cotton Crr .nkw xo.itK, May 2.— Kepiles from nearly 300 correspondents in the Southern States, covering 820 counties, to Bradstreet's, show that the cotton acreage this year Is reduced by from 20 to 25 per cent. This Indicates a crop ol about 7.0C0.000 bales the coming year to over 9,000,000 bales from the crop of 1891. Tbo planters will diversify their crops. . . Injunction Against the Rustlers. ' ■CHEYENNE, WyO., Way 2. —. 1 lie 01* stockmen have formally brought suit for an injunction to prohibit the ranchmen from making roundups. It is thought the in junction will be granted, though the ranch men say it is useless. RESTRICTING THE CHINESE. Conference of the Congressional Com mittees Concluded. DETAILS OF THE XEW LAW AGREED UPOI Ti« Extended for Ten Years -So Bail in Habeas .. Corpus ; Cases- Punishment of Foathcrs. t frpeclal to The Mobvino CALt. Washington. May 2.— The Pacific Coast Senators ar.d. Representatives in Congress believe tbat the Chinese bill agreed upon by the conference committee to-day, while not as satisfactory as might have been wished, is yet an improvement over the existing [raws? The bill as agreed upon is substan tially as follows: All laws now iv force oroliibiting and regulating the coming of Chinese persons and persons of Chinese descent into the United Slates arc extended for a further period of 10 years. Chinese convicted of being here unlawfully shall be removed to China, unless it is made to ap pear tiiat they are subjects of some other countiy, in which case tbey shall bo re moved to such country, except where a head tax is demanded as.a condition precedent to 'ii.- acceptance of such Chinese from the United States. Where such tax is demanded tiiey shall be removed to China. . All Chinese arrested under the provisions of this act or any set so extended shall be adjudged to be unlawfully within the United states unless they establish by af firmative proof their right to lemain. ■ Any Chinese convicted of being here unlawfully shall be Imprisoned at hard labor for a period not exceeding one year. No bail shall be. allowed on application for a writ of habeas corpus by Chinese seeking to enter the United States, nnd such applications shall be heaid and determined without un necessary delay. All Chinese laborers within the United Slates st the time of the passage of this act mid who are entitled to remain shall apply to the Collector of Internal Revenue if their respective districts within one year afttr the passage of this act for certificates :of residence, and any Chinese laborer who shall neglect, refuse or foil so to do, or who, after one year's expiration from the passage .of the act, shall be found within the juris diction of the United States without such certificate of residence, shall be adjudged to be. unlawfully within the United States and may be arrested by any United States customs official. Collector' of Internal Rev enue or deputies, United States Marshal or deputies, ai.d taken before a United States Judge, whose duty it stall be to or- I der siuli offender deported, as pro vided above; unless bo shall estab lish clearly and to the satisfaction of the Judge that by reason of accident, sickness or other unavoidable cause he, has been un able to procure his certificate, also to prove to. the satisfaction of the court and by at least one credible white witness that he was a resident of the United States at ' the time tlio act was passed, and if found entitled to a certificate It shall be issued to him upon bis paying the cost.of the same. Should it appear thai a Chinamen has pro cured a certificate that bad been list or de stroyed, he shall be detained and judgment •suspended a reasonable time lo enable him •to procure i duplicate from the officer grant ing it, and in such-case's the cost of arrest am! trial shall be in the discretion of tho court. Any Chinese person other than a laborer, having the right to be and remain in tbe United State*, desiring such certificate as an evidence of 6ticti right, may apply for and receive the same without charge. The Secretary of the Treasury is* directed to mpke the needful rules and regulations to carry the law Into effect and shall prescribe the necessary forms and furnish the neces sary blanks, etc., lor certificate*, which shall -*>« issued trt-o or chwrge to the applicants. They shall contain the name, age, local res idence of . the applicant and such other description of the applicant as shall lie prescribed by the Secretary of tho Treas ury. Duplicate certificate- shall be filed in the office of the Collector of Internal Revenue for the district in. which the Chinaman makes implication. Any person who Shall knowingly or falsely alter or substitute any name for that written in the Certificate, or forge any tuch certificate, or falsely person ate any person named in such certificate, shall be guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined a sum not exceeding 1000 or imprisoned in the peni tentiary for a term not exceeding five years. Fees shall be paid to collectors of internal revenue for services performed under this act in addition to their regular salaries now allowed by law, not exceeding §1 for each certificate issued. The Pacific Coast delegation without ex ception believe that this coherence report will be adopted in the Seuate arid the House to-morrow. ..'-- Punishment or Poachers. Tho Secretary of the Navy has issued instructions to the naval and revenue ma rine vessels assigned to enforce the modus Vivendi prohibiting sealing in the Bering Sea. These instructions differ from last year in three Important particulars: First -Any vessel found sealing iv the Bering Sea is to be seized, whether or not she has been previously served with a no tice. ; ■.*'"•; y? ' Second— The mere presence of a vessel in the Bering Sea having, on board a sealing outfit is cause for seizure. • Third — Persons on board the vessels seized are to be sent as prisoners with the vessel to suffer the penalty of the law. Under the British law all persons killing or aiding or abetting in the killing of fur seals in .he Bering Sea are punishable by a fine of £100 and Imprisonment at hard labor for six months. Under tho American law they are subject to six months' Imprison ment and a line of S IOOO. I'ubllc D*»bt Statement. The summary of the public debt Is as follow.*: Interest-bearing debt $685,029, --030, incerease $400; debt on which interest has coated $3,300,210, decrease $157,460; debt bearing no interest $381,914,912, de crease $621,315. Aggregate, Including cer tificates and treasury notes. $1,600,170,723. c.i-h In treasury: Gold coin and bar', $273,623,454; silver liars, subsidiary coin and bars. 8439,013,986; paper, $63,511,846; bonds awaiting reimbursement, minor coin, fractional currency, deposits in national banks, depositaries, disbursing officers' balances, bring the aggregate to $797,625,340. Demand liabilities: Gold, silver and cur rency eeitificates and treasury notes, $029, --922,571; redemption of uncurrent national bank notes, disbursing officers' balances, etc., $36,184,612; gold reserve, $100,000,000; net cash balance, $31,518,100; aggregate, $7£7,625,342, Tim cash balance March 31 was $132,898,8X4: the balance April 30 was $131,518,100; decrease during the month, $1,380,724. -y ry Keclprorlty Willi Honduras. There has been made public a proclama tion of reciprocity with Honduras. The schedule of products and manufactures from the United States, which the republic of Honduras will admit free of duty, is sim ilar to that embraced in the reciprocity proclamations previously made public The Senate Committee on Public Lands to-day reported a 6iibstitiito for the bill to indemnify settlers on lowa river lands. The substitute provides for a State court to be appointed by the State, and a mm not exceeding $500,000 is appropriated us the share of the United States. A bill was Introduced in the Senate to day entitled "A bill for the protection of the silver-mining industry," providing that the Secretary of the Treasury shall pur chase such silver bullion only as is produced from the mines within the United States or from ores melted within the United States. y? "vi; . Capital Notes. Tho. Treasury Department to-day pur chased 313,600 ounces of silver at .8723 to .8740. ; y ; . \ . Commissioner Carter of the General Land Office will probably resign about tbo end of the fiscal year. -■*-.'_ y AN APPEAL FOR RUSSIA. lhe Belief Committee Invokes Aid From the Pacific Coast. Washington, May 2. — The Russian famine relief committee of the United States has issued a circular to the people of the Pacific Slope noting with pleasure the be ginning of the movement among the great communities of llie coast for sending relief shins with supplies for the famine sufferers in Russia directly from the western side of the continent, .and reaching tl.e .southern part of Russia .via-. Suez and the Darda nelles, Sending relief, ships from the E ist eru and Western coasts would, the commit tee thinks, be a spectacle for admiration to tie civilized world, weaving thus in unison a bright ribbon of Christian charity around the whole earth. In order that the Pacific movement may lie in the highest sense suc cessful the committee invokes aid from the State authorities, municipalities, industrial and charitable organizations, the clergy and press of the entire Pacific Slope. New York, May The British steam ship Tyneficad left her dock at Brooklyn this afternoon carrying 0,100,000 pounds of f-fod for tbe starving peasants in South eastern Russia. The Tynehead . sails for Riga, where she will be met by Rev. Mrs. Thomas, vice-president of the Red Cross Society, who will attend to the distribution of the food. The surplus amount of grain, which it was found impossible to put on board the Tynehead, will be sold and the sum realized will be forwarded to Russia, A Hasher Punished. Washington, May 2. — Congressman Amos Cummings discovered a handsome man paying offensive attention to his (Cum mings') wife. The lady had been annoyed for some time, when Cummings adminis tered corporal punishment to the masher. The latter did not give his name, but one of his friends informed dimming* that the masher would challenge him to fight a duel, and, in case he refused, would publicly horsewhip him. ". COIVGJ^ES^. Jill. SENATE. A Bill Passed Fixing tlie Price or Desert I. audi. Washington', May 2. — In the Senate numerous petitions were presented against legislation closing the World's Fair on Sun r day; also against further adverse Chinese legislation. -.-,-. "'■ The calendar was then taken up and bills disposed of as follows: To fix a price on lands entered under the desert land laws. Passed, lt fixes the trice at Sl 23 per acre, whether the lands are outside or within a railroad grant; and requires the repayment of the difference to those who have heretofore paid double prices for such railroad lands. • For the issue of ordnance stores and sup plies to the State of Nebraska to replace similar stores destroyed by lire. - Passed. After the executive session the .'senate ad journed. y THE HOUSE. Fr*o Kind wine Kill Fagged— Appro priation for the Scaling Arbitration. That tariff oratory Is at a discount in the House was manifested to-day when Bryan of Nebraska moved the passage of the free binding-twine bill. Though, under the rules but half an hour as permitted for debate it was only after a good deal of skir mishing that a sufficient number of mem bers could be mustered to occupy that brief space of time. The Democrats were not enthusiastic and the Republicans were apathetic. No interest was taken In the vote, and only 47 Republicans responded to their name-, and of those three voted in favor of tlie bill. Of the Democrats 183 re sponded, three of whom voted against it. The rules were suspended and the follow ing hills were passed: To pension tbo sur vivors of the Black Hawk. Cherokee, Creek and Seminole wars; to ratify the agreement with the Colville band of Indians in Wash ington; appropriating SIOO.OOOfor the estab lishment of a military post at or near Helena, Mont. Bryan moved to'iispend|theru'esand pass the free binding-twine bill. After a brief debate the motion was agreed to ayes 133, imps 47. Covert of New- York, Coburn of Wisconsin and Cadmus of New Jersey (Democrats), voted in the negative, and llroderiek of Kansas, Pick ler and Julie; of South Dakota (Republicans) in the affirma tive. :■ .V? :• : * y.. On motion of Pl. .nut the rules were sus pended and the bill passed appropriating $150,000 to enable the President to fulfill the stipulation contained' in the treaty be tween the United States and Great Britain, signed February 29 and 13th of April, 1892, in regard tp tribunals of arbitration at Paris. • '.- The House then went into committee of the whole on the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill, but without action upon It the committee rose and the House ad journed. - -c-a r^ — .. „■ , . ROOSEVELT TALKS FLAMY. Jot a Time to Consider the Wisdom of. Civil Service Reform. Washington, May 2.— The House Com mittee on Civil Service Reform to-day re sumed its Investigation into the conduct of certain employes in Baltimore. Secretary Foster was examined and said he had heard of the charges made by the Commissioner against two men connected with the cus toms service arid very much doubted it was consistent with the good of the people to keep such men in office, but he should want to know all the facts before taking action. yy?" "■.'-. '-•-■;. Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt said It was absolutely impossible to upset his conclusions, for they were based on the confessions of the accused persons; made at tlie time the violations occurred, Roosevelt quoted from the testimony of Postmaster- General Wannamaker, who had said that th* employes told the inspectors they had made no such statement?, etc., and added that if in private business men were caught rcdlianded and , confessed • guilt it would be unwise to accept the oaths of these same men six months later that they were incorrect. Roosevelt in conclusion said: "The amount of it is that all these men are plainly guilty upon their own con fessions, and their subsequent conduct as Implied in the report of the postoffiee inspec tors simply shows that. they are not entitled to a particle of consideration. -If these men are not guilty then it is absolutely impossible that men can be guilty under the civil service law. This is not a time to consider whether the law ia or is not wise. 1 have done my plain duly iv pointing out its vio lations." ;.;:*-• ,■< ITS BONDS ILLEGAL. Judge Sloan Deals Some English Capitalists a Heavy Blew. TUCSON, Ariz., May 3.— District Judge Sloan decided this mnrmug that the Tucson and Narrow-gauge Bailroad bonds were Illegal, in the grounds that the organic act creating the Territorial Government of Arizona prohibits the Legislature from granting special privileges or franchises. This act was mandatory, requiring the county to exchange its bonds with those of the narrow-gauge railroad, which the county did to the amount of 5150.000. The Interest due is §40,000. The bonds ar> held in Eng land by the capitalists who brought the suit to recover. • : >?V'? TOO YOUNG TO DIE. Suicide of a Fourteen-Year-Old -Girl Because cf a Scolding. llollistkk, May '-'.--Minnie Tracey, aged 14 years, committed suicide near here to day by taking strychnine. She was left an orphan about 10 years ago, and has since lived with an old lady named Mrs. Valen tine Matthews. To-day Mrs. Matthews took occasion to scold her for some trifling matter in the presence of a companion, which so humiliated her that she concluded to take her life. ♦ — '■ — v Searching for Minerals. Santa Fe, May 2.— An expedition into the Carizo Mountains under command of General McCook will start on .the 10th of May. The object Is to look at the country and ascertain whether the mountains con tain as much minerals as has been repre sented. • ? ?-.:y->?v?;*yy-? California's Waterways. Mahysville, May 2.— Georgo Ohleyer returned from Washington to-day. He re ports that there. is but little doubt the ap propriation for the rivers and harbors in California will pass without pruning. About Caminelti's bill be was not very communi cative. - ; >.t' '■'■ ?; V %;?.■'■'. Cuff a Hard Hitter. Seattle. May 2.— Ed Cuff, a well-known heavy-weight, and Jim. Lambert of Port Blakeley fought six rounds last evening In Pierce Couuty, 30 miles from here. Cuff proved by far' to be the .harder hitter and was awarded the figliL ?' Murder in the First Degree. Tacoma, May 2. — Salvador* Pagano, a Sicilian fruit- vender, on trial for murdering his friend Salyadore Conchllla, was to night found guilty of murder iii the first de gree. ; liKALiiAii'b 111. La cures Ml UL'aiUct»*9. NEFF WILL BE CHAIRMAN. Everything Seems to Be Going His Way at Stockton. EXTS A YIJDICATIOX, And Even That Will Im Trobably Be Denied flim-De lonng Out of the Fight. Special to Thk Mcrnino CaLS. Stockton, May Who will be chair man of the convention to-morrow? Rums f^ys Neff, while Martin Kelly clings to Rea with bulldog tenacity. Burns is confi dent and smiling. Kelly hesitates and looks glum. Crimmins tries to smile at odd times, but the effort Is a failure at best. Just what will result it Is hard to say. That Rea will not preside over the conven tion is almost certain, unless the Southern Pacific, which has acted imperviously thus far, gets in at the" finish. Neff, in other words, looks like a sure shot for winner. lie seems to have a strong personal follow ing in the Interior, and valley and moun tain counties alike are rallying to bis support. Sacramento even, who in the past fought the mining counties tooth and nail, is solid in his support, and Frank Rhoads, who is here, says his following will never leave Neff. This looks strange. The farmers have fought the bydraulickers long and GETTING THE CONVENTION HALL READY. hard, but thoy seem to be united here, aul determined to stand together. To-day the fight waxed hot. and to-night everything is at fever heal. The chielleon test is over the chairmanship, and when that is lost and won the fight will be prac tically over. So bitter has been the strug gle thus far that all. other matters have been lost sight of to a great extent, and those most interested have almost forgotten to mention the question of delegates. Tbey are all holding their breath and walling for something to drop, but the thud has uot'yet been heard. Bea came. in this afternoon. tie lias quarters at the Yosemite, and Is going alojig in his usual bapoy-go-lucky style. lie seems to. look at the. whole affair as a huge joke and shows a-< the least sign of nervousness or anxiety.. lie lounges about his rooms as if be had no care on his mind and laughs over the battle as if he was not an interested party. I saw- him to-night in his private room and be seemed in the best of spirits. A bottle of whisky was bis only argument, and as he lighted a cigarette bo said: yi ■.-:'•>■■ - - "I'm all right; If the railroad company will keep their hands off I cau win, but they 9eetu to he fur .the- other fellow. Of course I never took the trouble to consult them when I got Into tins thins, but I was of the opinion that they would not oppose me. It now looks as if I had made a mis take. Well, Sacramento and Alameda are against me almost to a man and you know what that means. Yes, I think I will win." A different view of the matter is taken by the adherents of Neff, They point to the fact that the •-. only man in Sacramento who has been bard to hold is Grove L. Johnson, and that Willis, the managing editor of the Record- Union; is here with his coat off for Rea. Steve Gage, however, is preserving a dis creet silence and, with Sconchin Moloney, looks on without saying a word. " How long (lane will keep still is one of the questions most frequently asked and never answered. His silence is considered ominous. ■ - yy.* One thing that is being discussed with great interest is the cause which actuated Rea to get into the contest. He says be wants an indorsement. The chairmanship, in his opinion, is a kind of plaything to bo thrown aside like a broken toy, but he feels that he has claims to that, and also tliat he has been misunderstood.- The press,, he as* serts, lias not given him a fair show, and has studiously opposed him without reason. lie wants to show the quill-drivers that he is not as black as painted, and that the party is with him. The contract, he has the frankness to admit, is big, but he thinks he ran get away with-it by . the grace of Kelly and Crimuiins and other patiiotsof that ilk. ".y< : iy ■■ y*:.y • • • : Kelly is with Rea to stay-, and R*a means De Young. The latter is not here, but his henchmen are working like beavers. Frank Stone, who is managing the fight for the journalistic bugaboo, has a room adjoiniug that occupied by Ilea and imparts courage to his followers from a black bottle similar to that passed out by the former. Stone spends the greater portion of his time in ex plaining why it is that be is for Mike, who fought Sargent for years. His story, . when boiled down, is that Do Yoiing kicked .him tour times and did It openly 'instead of on the sneak. His explanation is. lame, hut it seems to satisfy the verbose Frank, v; y Stone seems to think that De Young has a walkover. Burns thinks otherwise and does not hesitate to so express himself. He has had all sorts of offers to-day from Mike, but has Iguored them all. He is simply working for Xeff and Estee audincidentally. fur those who are with him in the Neil contest. ' -'-':'•:■'■ To show that Mike is anxious, it need only be said that he has even gone so far as to solicit Estet's help. This, too, he failed to secure. Burns, who claims to be against De Young at all hazards, wired Estee at Napa tins afternoon. It was to the effect that Mike would stand in for Estee if the Napa man would return the compliment. Eateo promptly fluttered back the tidings that he would rather lose than to win with . the aid of De Young. Tins he reiterated later in the evening when Alike became persistent. • There is evory indication to-night that Mike is out of it. He has. seemingly played his last card and lost and. will remain at home while the Minneapolis Convention is in progress. His fight has been well man aged from first to last, but his unpopularity is such that be cannot walk over as? lie did four years ago. The interior counties are so bitter in their opposition to him that noth ing but the remotest political expediency can overcome it. iThere area few delegates who talk, of course, about holding him iv line for the campaign by throwing out a bait to him at the present time, but they are so scarce that they could be counted on the fingers of a man's band. The truth is that Mike is so unpopular that many of the rural counties are almost in open revolt against him, and refuse even to discuss hiui '-'as a possibility. '-"-, The whole face of affairs may change be* fore morning, but as it now stands .the* dele gates-at-large from the State are likely to be M. M. lytce of Napa, Senator Felton, W. 11. L. Barnes and E. ¥. Spence of Los Angeles. Norman D. Ride of Yuba is making a fight and may succeed in pulling tluough, in which case Barnes would give way perforce to Estee. .The latter is an easy winner as it looks now, and his friends have not the slightest concern. Spence has a harder row to hoe, and in his region strong forces are combining against him. It is true that lie was indorsed by the Los Angeles County convention by a vote of 168 to 135 over Nortliam,.biit the latter is disgruntled, and says he will hot rest con tent with the verdict of .his own county. He is a kicker in politics to bo sure. '.* . but . lie . has ,a ',-. certain strength which cannot be overlooked, as he is working it for all it is worth. He claims be has a majority of the dele gates from each of the counties In his Con gressional district, but this is probably, mere talk. Spence is a man of unquestioned popularity and before the people he has great strength. Moreover, he is -supported ny the best people of his section, almost to a man, and is almost sure to win. Dan Cole of Sierra, who was in the fight PRICE FIVE CENTS. up to his arrival hereto-night, has pulled himself out, and is satisfied to accept a dis trict nomination from tho First. This he can have, It would seem, almost without on position. This withdrawal of Colo will make a change in the First District. Thus far it has looked as if Frank McGowan of .Humboldt and Judge E. V. Spencer of Las sen were. the only candidates In that sec tion, and if Cole goes in it will make Spencer a doubtful quantity. In the Second District John F. Kidder of Nevada and Frank Rhoades of Sacramento seem to be the favorites. Senator Voorhies of Amador is making a gallant struggle to be sure, but the odds are badly against aim. Kidder has been on a still hunt for the past threo months and is pretty sure of his ground. One peculiar feature of the battle in the Second District is that Calaveras is for both . Kidder and Voorhies. This is probably an outcome of the 'preliminary skirmish which John Davis is' making for the Congressional nomination? and wouid seem to mean that Rhoades can win without Calaveras. Rhoades and Kidder will prob ably be the men. The Third District has practically agreed upon Russ Clark of Yolo and Senator Den ison of Alameda, although Robbins of Solano is looking out for a chance to get in. The latter is a dark horse, and his success would be a mere chance. shot. Tho most prominent names suggested to night from the Fourth District are E. S. Pillsbury and Joseph Spear. The former has It pretty much all his own wav, but the latter, while in a cood place, is not so confi dent. Henry I. Kowalsky has a rod stuck up waiting for the lightning to strike, but he is not even discussed seriously. In the Fifth District O. A. Hale of Santa Clara is the choice of his county unani mously, and will win out with ease, but tho other end Is mixed. George A. Kuigbt has been talked of with great persistency, but it now looks as if he was to be left out of the combination. The man from San Fran cijco who is most prominently mentioned to-night is J. Carrick. E. P. Johnson and R. G. Jack, of Sara Luis, seem to have all the best of it in the Sixth, and aro likely to win. Over in the Seventh the fight is mixed. P. \. Raker of Tulare, Dr. Thomas Flint of San Benito, William T. Sesnon of Fresno and Return Roberts are ail in it, but It is bard to pick a winner. Sesnon, of course, is tied up with Martin Kelly, but his own delegation is divided against him. Seymour of San Bernardino, who was a candidate, is out and San D. ego has no name to pre sent. The delegation from the latter county say that they are willing to sacrifice every thing for Bowers' renomloatiob," and will act with that only in view. The Sacramento delegation held a caucus tc-night and decided, It is said, to support Neff as a unit: They are said also to be opposed to Da Young. The San Joaquin delegation is divided, as indicated in these dispatches last night. They have met and decided to give seven votes to N.*ff and six to Rea. A portion of the delegation is azamst I).' Young. . Los Angeles, with her 43 votes. Is about equally divided betweeu Neff and Ilea, and Felton and De Young. Santa Barbara, Lake. Lissen and doc will oppose Mike, and San Diego says tbey have ten votes for any: one elate, Alameda is not solid, but Neff has a good majority. Many of the del egates are unfriendly to Mike. Santa Cruz Is solid for Bea and De Young, but Monterey is divided. Stanislaus will give her votes to Neff as will San Benito. At -.a late hour the friends of. Kea virtually concede his defeat and? have endeavored to induce him to with draw, but this be will not consentto do. Ho says be will go down in the wreck and will be satisfied to know that the boys stood by him in his ambition. To-morrow when the convention meets Ilea's friends will try to force an adjournment for the day, and this will be the test of strength, unless they de cide to take their -medicine.-.': ■ ■• Has Luckey Been Found 1 Eugene, Or., May? i— dispatch re ceived by J. F. Robinson, grand recorder of the Knights Templar of Oregon, states that a man was recently committed to the insane asylum at Stockton. ?Oal., by the name of li. 11. Luckey. The friends of E. R. Luckey of this city, who mysteriously disappeared three months ago, think it probable that he is the man. E. It. Duckey was a Sir Knight and a man of considerable means. Fell in a Prospect Hole. San* Anurias, May 2.— News was re reived here this evening by wire from Alta ville, near Angels Camp, of the finding of the dead body if Edward Tremelling. He bad been missing since morning, and was discovered drowned in an old prospect shaft full -of water. He was about 85 years old and was a prominent citfz.en of Altavllie. ..*•;.. ; :/^^^ , - Mr. S. C. Derry :'?vyV? : .OI Providence, R. L, y Widely known as proprietor of Derry's Waterproof Harness Oil, tells of bis tenible sufferings from Eczema aud his wonderful cure by ?y" •""". HOOd'S Sarsaparilla "Gentlemen: Fifteen years ago I had an at. tack of iiitlanimatoiy lheumallaiu, which was followed by Eczema or . ° ;'y:\ . Salt Rheum ; . ! breaking out on my light leg. The humor spread ■'all over .my legs, back and arms, a foul in*! a of sores, swollen and Itching terribly, causing In- tense pain If the skin w.i s broken by scratching, and discharging constantly. It Is Impossible to describe my i liii teen years of naony nnd tor- . ture. ■ I spent... .;.:. Thousands of Dollars- In futile efforts to get well, and was discouraged and ready to die. At this time' 1 was unable to He down In bed, had to sit up all the time, and was unable, to w*lk without crutches.? I had to hold my : arms away . from my body, and had to have my arms, back and. legs bandaged by my faithful wife twice a day. • "- ■, . "Finally a friend urged me. to? take flood's Sarsaparilla. I began by taking half a teaspooa- ful. My ;.-' •■ Stomach Was All Out of Order ■ But: the medicine soon corrected this, and in six weeks I could see a change In the. condition of the humor which nearly covered ' my. body. It was driven to the sui lace by the Sarsaparilla, the ..sores soon h'enled, and .the scales fell off. I was soon able to glvv up bandages and crutches, and a happy man I was. 1 had been taking flood's Sarsaparilla for -seven months; and since that time, two years, I have worn- 'bandages what- ever, and my leg* and arms are. sound and well. The Delight" Of myself and wife at my recovery It Is Impossi- ble to tell, To all my business friends In Bostoa and all over the country; I recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla From personal experience."— 8. lis DKKttY, 43 . Bradford street, Providence, R. I. . If you are liil'ou** tike Hood's Fills.