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VOLUME LXXIV— NO. 1.
GOULD goes OUT. [Why Pacific Mail Lost Money. ; THERE WAS THE CHOLERA. But Above and Beyond That Was ) the Shut Off From the Isth mus Road. ißj Special to The Slobnixo Cam.. New York. May 31.— The annual stock holders' meeting and election of directors jot the Pacific Mail Steamship Company ■ took place to-day. The meeting was of 'particular interest to stockholders, as the .newly elec : ed board of directors will elect Va president to succeed George J. Gould, who recently wrote a letter to the board of directors declining a re-election. Gould gave as an excuse for declining re-election his other business required ad his time and attention. The following directors *wero elected: Collis P. Huntington, Henry Hart. Isaac E. Gttes, Calvin S. Brice, Samuel Thomas. Edward Lutiterbach. (Russell Sage, George J. Gould and J. B. Houston. The report of the operations for the year ended April 80, 1893 was presented and ap proved. It shows that the total earnings have been 84.118, 93; total expenses, 54, 175,214 61. leaving a net loss of £51, --74 i 68. In his letter accompanying the re port President Gnu id says that this un favorable showing l? due, in the first place, to the quarantine ai Panama dur ing the cholera scare last autumn, and that since the termination on Febiuary Ist last of the contract between the Pacific M 11 and the Panama Railroad Company, the company had been shut off almost en tirely from any participation in business between New York and American points on the Pacific. This, of course, had reduced the earn ings very heavily, while the reduction In expenses will only begin to show from the present time, as the operations of tho com pany's fleet could not be reduced imme diately. Guild, in closing, reiterates his determination of resigning the presidency owing to the demands on his time front other corporations. The board of directors will meet Friday and organize by the election of C. P. Huntington as president in place of George J. Gould. THE MISSING FOUND. A Strange Case That Is Yet Un- ! solved at Seattle. Seattle, May 31.— Nellie Holgate, the young man who disappeared so myste riously while boating on Lake Washing- j ton M y3. and for whose body the lake lias be*-*- dragged ever since, has been found '.live at her former home, at Lead, 'P.ifcota. Tne Post-In tellieencer 1 0-night received 'ir follow."";; dispatch frx:m he-, ahi • .'• ne attempts to explain her strange disap pearance: "1 left the Yendome to go to Mrs. Lutz', but eSanged my mind and went for a row, in tending- t-s. go there when I got back. 1 left Madison Park for Madrona Park. As I was near the Lewis cottaae a man and woman called me. "I rowed in, as I thoucrht it was some one I knew. The man said: 'I want the money you have.' Iliad almost $100 with me which 1 had intended to place in the bank that day, but did cot have the time. "I gave him the money and my watch. They knew me, for he said, T cue.-s we will take you with us.' I went with them in the boa. They rowed for quite a dis tance, when they took a team and left Washington Lake. "1 only left them a few days Bgo and went home immediately, as I did not know what they thought. I have written you fully the particulars. "Nellie Hoi.gate." This statement is discountenanced, how ever, by the fact that she had a SSOOO life insurance In the New York Mutual Life, and two Seat tle men have been offering to produce her for a consideration. One of these men declares he saw her leave the lakeside on • the evening she disappeared, after rowing her boat to the place it was found, and discarding her hat and jacket, substituting therefor other garments she carried in a bundle. He says he followed her and saw her leave the city by a train. He found where she was hidden and tried to use the informa tion to blackmail her lelatives and the in surance companies. RIOTOUS STRIKERS. The Mayor of Fort Wayne Has Some Trouble to Keep Peace. Fort Wayne, Ind., May 31.— The street car strike is on In full blast and attempts to run cars to-day or this evening were j futile. The new men were stoned and I rotten-egged and finally they deserted the car". The Mayor has issued a proclamation ordering the rioters to preserve the peace and the Sheriff and the Chief of Police will have a force on hand in the morning to guard against further trouble. SLOW HOVING puas. ■ A Fight That is Apt to Last All Night Long. New Orleans. May 31.— A clove con test to a finish between Andy Bo wen and Jack Everhart fir the lightweight cham pionship of the South and a purse of S2OOO is in progress to-night at theOiymplcclub. The fi^ht commenced at 9:30. and at 1 o'clock shows slight results. The present Indications are that, like the B-.wen- Burke fight, it will last until morning. «__ "" VALUABLE PROPERTY. A Rumor That John W. Mackay Was the Purchaser. New York, May 31.— The largest cash real estate deal ever consummated in New York City was put through to-day. The trustees of St. Luke's Hospital sold their ' Fifth-avenue property for the sum of $2,400,000. The name of the purchaser was suppressed, and the rumor that John W. Mackay was the buyer could not be verified to-night. ♦ Special League fleeting. New Yoi'.K, May 31. — President W. W. Tracey of tbe Republican National League to-night issued a call for a . special meeting of the execu The Morning Call. tive committee of the league it the Grand Pncifi' Hotel in Chicago on June 15. The special business will be the election of a secretary and treasurer and the selection of a place for the next meeting. ITS OTHER CAPITAL. Rhode Island Will Appreciate the Ad- vantage of Having Two. Newport, R. 1., May 31.— 1n the House this morning the Republicans received word from the Senate that it had ad journed, thus preventing any Invitation being sent to join in a grand committee for the purpose of electing State officers. Unless some result is arrived at by to morrow it is reported that Governor Brown will take measures to have an ad journment taken to Providence at once. -> CLEVELAND LUCK. The President Puts on Sporting Clothes to Some Purpose. Cape Charles. Va., May 31.— Mr. Cleveland, niter Ills arrival here this morniug donned his sporting clothes, partook of a hearty breakfast and repaired to the fisiiins grounds In company with L. Clarke Davis and a guide. The day was spent in fishing, and the catch showed a total of 150, of which over fifty were large bluefi»h. PRESSED THE BUTTON The Princess, the Young Woman and the Camera. Eulalia Went to School and Expressed a Probably Sincere Wish to ; Stay There. Fpeclal to The Mossing Call, New York, May 31.— Infanta Eulalia this morning, after having enter tained a select party of Spanish friends at a 12 o'clock breakfast, went to the Normal College and was given an oppor tunity to see what New York's best public school is like. Nineteen hundred young ladies went through various exercises, ami Chairman Guggunheimer formally wel comed the Infanta nnd her escort' Miss Bertha de Varona, speaking in Spanish, welcomed the Infanta to the school. The Infanta in replying said:. "Well, young ladies, I am quite proud of you and of the way you have received me. I appre ciate it very much and can only say I wish 1 were sitting on the benches with you girls." Then there were recitations in Spanish and French and the royal visitors were shown to the gymnasium, where calisthenlc exercises were given by* 120 young ladies. Afterward the tarty drove directly down to Madison Square, where : the In fanta reviewed the annual parade of the New York police, about 2r>oo being In line. Just as the first of the police ap proached a young woman with a. camera stepped out in front of the grand stand and pointed her box at the Princess, *,■_,_.• The nearest policeman started on a run to remove the young woman. The crowd cheered and the Princess leaned forward, smiling encouragingly at the intrepid camera fiend. The policeman did not ar rive until the young woman had pressed the button, and, smiling triumphantly at the 'Princess, she disappeared in the crowd. The Princess stood, bowed and smiled as file after file of the police passed, with Superintendent Byrnes at the head. The Prince also stood and removed his hat as each head of a division passed. The Princess and suite dined at their hotel and in the evening went to the theater. -» CRIMINAL BY NATURE. Heinous Crime Committed by an Ex- Convict at Guerneville. Santa Rosa, May 31.— Deputy Sheriff Frank Murphy landed Win field Basham, ex-onvict, in jail here about 1 o'clock this morning, and only the prompt action and sagacity of that official prevented the citizens of Guerneville from lynching Basham. Basham had been working at Guerne ville for some time. On Monday after noon he made an assault on a little seven year-old girl in that place. Screams attracted help, and Basham. in the excite ment, escaped out of the back window. Deputy Sheriff Murphy heard of the trouble Tuesday, and At once started after Basham. He had fled to the mountains, hut Murphy headed him off, and at the point of a rifle compelled him to surrender. Then Basham was secured and brought to Santa Rosa. When Murphy arrived at Guerneville. on the way here, he learned that a number of citizens there had pro cured a rope and were about ready to swing Basham from a bridge over Russian River. Murphy avoided them and came at once to Santa Rosa. Basham served a term in San Quentin for cutting a man, and is wanted iv Santa Clara County for a serious crime. He is a very desperate man, and is known all over the State. Sax Jose, May 31.— Basham. who was arrested in Santa Rosa, Is an escaped trusty from the County Jail, where ho had been serviug a term for petty larceny. . — -_» MARRED THE PROCEEDINGS. An Enthusiastic Veteran Locked Up as a Lunatic. Sax Bernardino, May 31.— An old soldier, W. T. Mansfield, came to this city yesterday to witness the parade and me morial services. As the body of aged veterans, accom panied by the National Guard of the elty and other local organizations, marched down the street to martial music, Mansfield's mind was shaken with remem brance of the past, and be' began to relate his experiences to those who stood near him. Shortly he broke out into an harangue that could be heard above the sound cf the bands and drum corps. All efforts to auiet him proved unavailing, and the police were compelled to arrest him under a charge of lunacy. It it thought that the scene, recalling Tying experiences of the past, proved too much for his mental balance, momentarily bringing on a fit of insanity. He is now In charge of the authorities awaiting de velopments. First Victim of the Geary Act. Susanville, May 31.— Ah Gong, a Chi naman, otherwise known as Charley Her man, committed suicide to-day. The cause was the Geary act, he having had no chance to register, and financial losses.; ' ' SAN FRANCISCO; THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1893 TWELVE PAGES. AS WAS ORDAINED Professor ; Briggs Was Beaten, NO DOUBT HE EXPECTED IT. For the Result Was Foreseen, Even Before the Presbyterian Assembly Began the Discussion. Special to The Mo it sin a Call. Washington, May Before pro ceding to vote upon the question of sus taining the appeal from the judgment of the New York Presbytery in the case of Professor Briggs the Presbyterian Gen eral Assembly this morning engaged in half an hour's devotion. . Rev. A. Nelson lleilifield of New Jersey conducted the exercises, giving an exposition of Romans viii, the chapter describing the interces sion of the Holy Spirit. Then the assembly convened as an ec clesiastical court. Fifteen minutes were exhausted in desultory discussion of the order of procedure, the result of which was that the a-sembiy ordered with evi dent contusion and a lack of understand ing of just what lt was doing that the roll be called. The commissioners, as called, were to give their reasons for their votes, speeches being limited to three minutes. While this preliminary was being settled Briggs quietly came in aud took a seat. - . .. _ _ --war- .«-.*-__-r. .nr * ™ .__*__-* _ ■«_-?TB--__nP Under the call of the roll each member rose in turn and stated whether he voted for or against entertaining the appeal from the New York Presbytery, which had ac quitted Professor Briggs, and his reasons therefor. Reverend Anthony C. Rankin, of Los Angeles, said that every doubt had been scattered to the wind by the admissions of the defendant. His error, in the speaker's opinion, was In the doctrine of naturalism, out of which grew most of the errors now afflicting the church. Rev. John T. Hopkins also of Los An geles, said be was obliged to vote to sus tain the appeal on account of the threat ened disi option, and Professor John M. Coyner, of tbe same presbytery, said he would do the same. . Eldet William H. Hamilton of Oakland said he had come to Washington abso lutely unprejudiced, but he was afraid lite church would be in an uncertain condition if the appeal was not sustained. The burden of the remarks of Rev. J. M. Newell o' the San Jose Presbytery was that If Dr. Briggs was sustained every preacher, professor and ■ Sunday-school teacher would be privileged to preach any views he pleased. Captain Jacks of San Jose said that all over the land were young ministers from Union Seminary steeped in the fearful doctrine taught by Dr. Briggs. 'If the professor knew," he said, "of the damage he Mas doing he would stop this thing and would have done with it forever, and he would stop bringing ruin upon the young ministers of the church." As one after another of the members briefly indicated his position Professor Briggs became weary of the talk ami asked and was granted permission to retire. The call of the presbyteries by States had progressed as far as Kansas when a recess was taken 11112:30 p. m. After recess the debate continued with a majority of the speakers against Dr. Bnggs, though ho found a nnmber of warm supporters, the most notable one, perhaps, being a graduate of Union Theo logical Seminary, James F. Uarviu, mis sionary to Chile. Elder Thomas McDougal of Cincinnati precipitated a lively scene. "If it be in order," he began. "I would like to ask if the o'lini'-cence, the veracity, or the char acter of God Almighty and of the Lord Jesus Christ may be questioned? God Almighty has said that Isaiah said thus and so. "Dr. Briggs has said to God Almighty that Isaiah did not write hall of the book that bears his name. The Lord Jesus Christ said in his New Testament that Isaiah wrote the book bearing his name." Dr. Henry M. Storrs called the gentle man to order and Rev. 11. Milton elds of New Mexico asked if the statement was not quoted in Dr. Briggs' Inaugural if not before the assembly. The colloquy was carried on in the midst of great confusion, cries of "Order!" rising from all parts of the house, the moderator and McDougail both trying to be hea rd. Elder McDougall, tho storm having calmed down, concluded: "Christ said that no man can come unto Father but by Me Dr. Briggs says Martineau found gold* through reason and that Newman found Him through the church. Whom will you believe— Christ or Dr. Briggs?" The extension of half an hour to the afternoon session enabled the clerk to progress in the roll through the synod of Oregon and the assembly then took a recess until this evening. The call of the roll was resumed at the evening session, but only a small per centage of the members took advantage of the privilege of speaking. It was 8:45 o'clock when the moderator put the ques tion: "Shall the specifications of error be sustained?" and Dr. Robert, the stated clerk, read the first specification. In substance it was that the presbytery of New York, on objections made by Dr. Btiggs, had required the prosecuting com mittee to amend the amended charges and specifications by striking out charge four. The specification was declared sustained by a vote of 282 to 190. Specifications second to twelfth, all relating to irregu larities in the proceedings of the New York Presbytery, were sustained seriatim. The second ground of the appea 1 alleges the receiving of improier testimony was based upon three specifications. On the first division taken the result was that the specification was sustained by a viva voce vote. The tnird ground of the appeal alleged manifest prejudice in the conduct of tlie case and of its six specifications the Briggs men carried two and came within two votes of carrying another. The fifth and last ground of apeal con-p tamed specifications of error and charged a mistake or injustice in the decision. The votes on these specifications were taken without division, resulting in* a declaration that each and every one had been sustained. "Bey. W. C. Young of Kentucky then . moved that \ tho . roll ibe called and the Assembly vote upon tho main question, shall the appeal be sus tained, which was adopted. The roll was called-in the midst of almost painful stillness and the vote was announced by the stated clerk as follows: Whole number of votes cast 499; to sustain the appeal, 298; to sustain in part, 85; total to sustain the appeal, 383; not to sus tain 116. Then a motion was made for the ap pointment of a committee to bring In an explanatory minute, which shall express the sense of the assembly as to the action that should be taken upon (he judgment of the presbytery of New York, and what penalty, shall be imposed against Dr. Briggs, if any. The assembly then adjourned nntil to morrow. POWERS" OF ABSOLUTION. The Lutherans Engaged in Rather a Hot Contest. Cantox. Ohio, May 31.— The Lutheran Assembly is now engaged in the discus sion of the question of the adoption of a version of Luther's smaller catechism, which has been in controversy for ten years or more. This is a new report made by the com mittee appointed last year, and there was a hot fight over one sentence pertaining to confession, which concludes: "And shall receive forgiveness from the paster as from God." It was argued by many that this ascribed to the clergy the power of absolution simi lar to the Raman Catholic faith. Various amendments were proposed and in midst of the turmoil the assembly adjourned un til to-morrow. Monmouth, 111., May 81.— United Presbyterian General Assembly decided, this morning to meet next year at Albany, Or., and the general eon, mitten on home missions at Portland, Of. A resolution was passed reaffirming th* former declara tions against membership in secret, oath bound societies. ' * ■"*,* A committee was ordered to act with a similar committeo from th*. Holland Chris tian Reform Church to prepare the basis of a union. The appeal of Ray. David Mor row from the Synod of California was re ferred back to the synod. The appeal of Rev. J. G. Armstrong of the same synod was not regular, and no action was taken, Saratoga, N.Y., May 31.— The sixty ninth annual meeting of the Home Mis sionary Society of the United States began here to-day. Encouraging reports were made. Gen eral O. 0. Howard was elected president, and among the vice. presidents Rev. John K. McLean, D.D., of California. LEARNED HIS LESSON. Air. Olney's Opinion Coincides With That of His Chief. Under Certain Circumstances It Becomes Incumbent Upon the President to Issue Bonds. Special to 1 he Mokni.vo Call. -..'. * New* York, May 31.— The Sun prints the following: One of President Cleveland's closest friends said yesterday : In view of the different opinions as to the President's power under the resump tion act concerning the Issue of Govern ment bonds, President Cleveland has bad frequent consultations of late with Attor ney-General Olney on the subject. The President lias always maintained that he had power to sell houd s. but arguments dis : using this have come from such able authorities that he determined to request a brief on the subject from Mr. Olney. The Attorney-General favored the Pres ident with an exhaustive statement, in which he clearly sets forth his opinion that the President has full power to issue bonds. In fact, Mr. Olney's opinion makes it mandatory upon the President to act in certain circumstances. Rome. May 31— The monetary situation grows worse. The scarcity of silver is paralyzing trade, and the revival of forced paper currency is believed to be inevitable. The Parliamentary Commission to inves- tigate the reported complicity of Italian Senators and Deputies in scandals relat ing to the Banca Romana and other finan cial institutions has resigned, on the ground that the Chamber of Deputies made valid the election of Aguglla, an opposition Deputy, contrary to the advice of the commission. The weakness of the newly constituted Cabinet is aggravated by ibis resignation. The report of the Committe of Deputies on the banking crisis has been published. Its recommendations differ materially from the provisions of the Government bill on the same subject. While the bill provides for the liquidation of the Banca Romana through the Banca Italia, to be organized for the purpose, and the pay ment of 450 on every 1000 lire share of the Banca Romana stock, the committee ad- vises liquidation merely, without any pay ments whatever to the shareholders. The committee adds that the bank's issue ought to be prohibited from dealing in land, and that the deputies should be for- bidden to hold any post, gratuitous or otherwise, In connection with such banks. London, May 31.— Lord Herschell's com mittee, appointed to consider the currency troubles in India and recommend means of alleviating them, held its last meeting yesterday and signed a report. The Times says, for fear of disturbing the market, the Government will withhold the report until after deciding how to give effect to its recommendations. Suicide of a Youth. Fresno, May 31.— Lorien Viau, the 17-year-old son of »S. T. Viau, died at 1:30 p. m. to-day. from poison adminis tered by his own .bands.'- No cause is yet known. Viau is a well-known vineyardist here. Broke the World's Record. Riverside, May 31. —In a * footrace against time here this afternoon P. Pulley,' the noted sprinter, broke the world's rec ord for 220 yards. He ran the distance iv 20 4-5 seconds. .3£__H-X_hs The Esquimau Fortifications. Victoria, B. C, May 31.— The Minister of Militia, who is here, announces that work on the r Esquimau fortifications will be carried on with all possible dispatch. Pugilism at Portland. ' Portland. May 31.— Joe King of Cali fornia knocked: out Jim "Ryan "of 5 Astoria in four rounds at the Pastime Club to night.' • . - ; ;--;■-=•: ON A FAIR DAY. Crowds Flock to the White City. * THAT OLD SUNDAY FIGHT. John Wanamaker Tried to Take a Hand, but Was Ruled Out Incontinently. Special to Thk Mobnino Call. CniCAGO, May 31.— The day opened beautifully with bright sunshine and mild temperature, well suited to viewing the World's Fair. The feature of the day, outside of the regular show, was in a performance in calisthenics and athletics by a thousand trained children, mostly German, taught under the auspices of the Turner Bunds. Steele Mackaye's spectatorium, the huge theatrical enterprise, now partly finished and adjoining the World's Fair, went into the hands of a receiver this morning on application of Maekaye. The concern owes £310,000 and has visible assets of £50,000. The report of the bureau of admissions this evening shows that there were 170,474 admissions at the fair gates yesterday, Decoration day, and of these 139,974 were paid. .To-day attendance was probably about 50.000. _ lierr Wtrmuth, imperial German Com missioner, said to-day, referring to the re port in the morning dispatches that Em peror William had finally .decided to come to the fair, that he had no official advice to that effect, but would not be surprised if it came to pass, as the Emperor was a great traveler and had taken a deep interest in the fair. The Kentucky Editorial Association took possession of the Kentucky State building to-day, held Its annual meeting and spent the remainder of the day view ing paits of the fair. Governor Flower of New York and a party of friend will be here to-morrow. A great crowd gathered in the United States Court of Appeals to-day to hear the arguments on the application by the United States for an injunction restrain ing the management of the World's Fair from opening the gates on Sunday. Judges Woods, Jenkins and Grosscup sat on the bench. Chief Justice Fuller was not pres ent, owlne to the illness of his daughter. The firm of Wanamaker & Brown, through an ettorney, sought to intervene in the suit, but were ruled out. District Attor ney Milchrist then opened his case in favor of compelling the closing of the gates on Sunday. The arguments continued nntil late In the afternoon. District Attorney Mil christ, for the Government, read the bill, which was a lengthy one, and the provis ions were discussed, pro. and con. Attor ney Hand opened the atgument after this. He . maintained that the exposition, in accenting the appropriations with the Sunday-closing clause, had entered into a contract of which Sunday opening was a direct violation. Circuit Judge Jenkins asked if the Gov ernment had no remedy at law, to which the attorney replied that It might sue for the money, but stood small chance of re covering the souvenir coins, as they had been distributed. ...--.-. Judge Jenkins again asked if the law was not adequate to protect the Govern ment, and Insisted that the money was in the nature of a gift, and authorities agree where donations are made the remady is in equity. Attorney St. Clair made a long speech on behalf of the exposition, bristling with technicalities. He claimed that the Gov ernment could not bring suit for specific performance, because it has a remedy at law The argument will be resumed to morrow. ... The homeopathic and eclectic doctors continued their sessions to-day, discussing a number of interesting papers. ■■ The medico-climatology congress also con tinued Its labors, considering many tech nical treatises. ■ CALIFORNIA PAINTINGS. The Superb Show That Is Made at the World's Fair. Chicago, May 31.— The art gallery is one of the much admired places about the California building. It contains 100 oil paintings and in it and the building proper are 800 water-colors. Among the admired - pictures are Hill's "Wa wona," "Old Sailor's Home" by Lash, Charles Mohl's "Early Days in Cali fornia." Julian's Chinese picture, ores' "Dancing Girls of Kioto, Japan," and "Yellow Cities of the Golden West," are Installed over the Alameda County ex hibit and Mr. Hill's celebrated painting, "Driving the Last Spike," is hung in the center of the gallery. On the west side' over the restaurant entrance in the depart ment set apart for women's work hangs a magnificent tapestry by Mrs. Henry Kre bese of San Francisco. It represents a harem scene in India and the coloring is exquisite. * The Kern County* exhibit Is almost ready to be thrown open to public inspec tion, and the finishing touches were tc-day placed on the Fresno exhibit. Notices were posted around the building to-day announcing that Mrs. Julia Ward Howe would give a conversation to Pacific Coast people In the California room of the nto Baking U<-dPowdeE MOST PERFECT MADE. In all the great Hotels, the leading ■ Clubs and the homes, Dr.Price'sCream Baking Powder holds its supremacy. Dr. Price's The only Pure Contains " Cream of Tartar No Ammonia, , * Baking Powder. No Alum, . Its Purity Or any other Has never been Adulterant. Questioned.: ' 4oJYears - the Standard. Woman's building to-morrow at 4 o'clock. California people were especially invited to attend, and mauy of the ladies around the State building signified their Intention of being present. Work on the poppy-room in the gallery Is progressing at a rapid rate, and the la dies think they will be able to throw it open to the public late tc-moirow after noon. A LITTLE FAIR. A Proposition to Bring Some Ex- hibits to San Francisco. Chicago, May 31.— California has come forward with a proposition to supplement the great Columbian Exposition with a commercial World's Fair of its own. The proposition comes from M. H. de Young of San Francisco, vice-president of the National Commission. The California Exposition Is to follow the closing of the Chicago enterprise, and will consist of a collection of the best ex hibits in thedlsplay at Jackson Park, that is if the adjunct meets with as much success at home as the De Young proposition met at the meeting to-night of the Columbian Club. CBesides De Young, there were present Homer S. King, Robert McMurray, Janies Dunphy, William Irelan Jr. and Colonel Isaac Trumbo. At the meeting it was reported the en tire exhibits of Austria, Belgium and Italy would come to the California fair, and about 3000 exhibitors besides had received the proposition with great enthusiasm. Dispatches were sent to Mayor Eliert of Sun Francisco and Governor Markham, urging action in the matter. FREEDOM FOR SEALS. Sir Charles Jealous of the Rights of Those Animals. It Will Be . a Victory for Peace Only if Great Britain Wins It. Special to The Morning Call. PARIS, May 31.— Sir Charles Russell concluded his argument in behalf of the British case before the Bering Sea tribu nal to-day. He said that this was the first occasion npon which a nation had claimed property In a free-swimming animal. The contention was untenable, and its advance was derogatory to the freedom of the seas, It was an extravagant and unfounded pre tension that international law sanctioned the seizure and condemnation of vessels of friendly powers. Sir Charles appealed to the tribunal to declare that it could not make law. In his peroration he dwelt upon the im portance of the arbitration here submitted to by two great powers, one representing Old World civilization, great In its extent of dominion and greater in its long endur ing traditions of liberty; the other a young but stalwart member of the fam ily of ..nation vgreat also in territory and almost boundless in resources and In the genius and enterprise of its people, and possessing enorni'us powers for good in the future of the hum-_.ii race. Their presence as friendly litigants Is a fact of great moral significance and their submission to arbitration is a victory for peace, as the award will be if it leaves the principles of international law untouched. Attorney-General Richard Webster fol lowed Sir Charles, substantially going over the latler's arguments. SAN DIEGO'S POSTOFFICE. Serious Inconvenience Caused by a Departmental Order. San Diego, May 31. —A new order has been received by Postmaster Kutchin from the Postofflee Department which will cause great dissatisfaction In San Diego unless the clerical force of the Postofflee Is largely Increased. With a view to prevent the carriers from exceeding their eight hours of labor daily, instructions have been issued that all mails must be sorted in the office by the clerks. As the carriers have heretofore assisted in this work, the distributing heretofore made in the office by nlno men now fails on two. The letter mail was delayed only half an hour on account of this to-day, but second class matter was four hours in distribu tion, none of it being in the rented boxes until after that time hart elapsed. Tbe department has been notified, but great inconvenience will be felt until the employment of additional clerks is author ized. WANTED FIFTY CENTS. A Lunatic Makes a Raid on a Los Angeles Bank. Los Angeles, May 31.— Edward S. Ilevick, an insane young man, entered the Southern California Bank lato this after noon and demanded fifty cents, saying that if it was uot given to him he would break the bank. • - : He made a move to draw a weapon on Sir. Flint, the cashier, but at this moment Policeman Deiting entered and arrested him. Hevick insisted that he was of royal descent. He claims to have come from the north ern portion of the State. His general ap pearance would denote that he is of a good family. He cannot be over 25 years of age. He was sent to the Agnew asylum by Judge McKinley. _ WRECK AT NEVVHALL. Fatal Accident on the Southern Pa- cific Railroad. Los Angeles, June l.— Word was re ceived lute -night of a railroad accident on the Southern Pacific, above Newhall, in which one man was killed and two in jured. The man killed is said to be G. E. Shatto, a prominent capitalist of. this city. A special train with the dead body and the wounded men is looked for between 1 ana 2 o'clock. railroad authorities are very reticent, and no particulars are ob tainable at this hour, pi. i Ryer Case on Trial. Stockton, May . 31.— The Chris Eyer case was on trial here to-day before Judge Levy. The contestant had witnesses to rebut the evidence that Dr. Ryer did not live here in 1851, but Judge Levy said he did not admit the testimony sought to be re hutted, so the case went over till to-mor row, '.' •:- .-'';:.; -";< i :"'..'.'■: ■.•4 ■- . i PRICE FN^OQENTSrv AGITATED HAWAII. Blount Manages to Stir Things Up. HE TALKS OUT AT LAST. Neither Side Pleased With His Utterances. A CORRESPONDENT'S TROUBLES. The Provisional Government Appears to Be Able to Take Care of Itself. Special Correspondence or Toe Mornixo Cam. Honolulu, H. 1.. May Events here since the sailing of the last steamer have materially changed. Several days preced ing May 15 rumors were current to the effect that Mr. Blount was resting uneasily under public comments being made on his course as special commissioner. On tho afternoen of the lGth the public was gen uinely surprised by the official publication orders in the leading royalist paper of the from Washington, under which Blount is acting, setting out that he was sent here by the President in order that the American Government might more fully understand the true situation in the islands. This document t.ikes from the hands of Minister Stevens the power to invoke the aid of force and placed it in the joint keep ing of Blount and the commander of the naval forces at the islands, cautions the commissioner to use great discretion in the employment of force, declares that the United States will protect Its citizens and their property and will not tolerate foreign interference in the little kingdom. At the end of his commission, duly signed by Sec retary Gresham, the commissioner adds: '•While I shall refrain from interference between conflicting forces of whatever nationality for supremacy. I will protect American citizens not participating In such conflict." The publication caused a smile to ripple over the faces of those best posted as to the extreme sensitiveness previously ex hibited by Commissioner Blount, and the reading of the warning tacked on the end of the instructions was deemed equivalent to a public notice that Mr. Blount had slopped over and had taken this method of getting back at some criticisms pub lished on his dealings with the ex-Queen in one of the annexation newspapers. In the light of late developments it is not altogether certain that the comments which angered Mr. Blount were unjust. In any event Mr. Blount acted somewhat precipitately and without the knowledge of the Provisional Government, whom he saw* fit to 'snub, by first publishing his in structions "to the people of the Hawaiian Islands." The Government, however, took no notice of Mr. Blount's erratic action, for very good reasons, which will appear further on. It Is generally understood here that hereafter the negotiations and management of the Provisional Govern ments' annexation policy will be carried out Quite independent of the commis sioners* netion, and, if necessary, of Mr. Cleveland himself. The day after the arrival of the Austra lia, May 17. and after the news of Mr. Blount's appointment as American Minis ter to Hawaii had been published, he sent tho following dispatch, received from Washington, to the same royalist news paper for publication, although he had, but a tew hours before, refused to be in terviewed by the leading American paper hereon the same question: U. S. Dispatch AGE-SCY, -I San Fhancisco, Cal., May 10. 1893. J Hon. James 11. Blount, American Commit sioner, Honolulu, 11. /.—Sin: I am in receipt of a telegram from the Hon. W. Q. (.resham, Secretary of Slate, under date of the Oth Inst., in which I am Instructed to send by mall the following message to you: "To James 11. Blount, American Commis sioner. Honolulu— Your report of Api ll 26 le ceived. The views therein expressed ana the steps taken by you have the President's an. pioval. The President, having determined to (Continued on Second Paget.) The Most Stubborn Skin and Scalp Diseases, the worst forms of Scrofula, all blood -taints and poisons of every name and nature, are utterly rooted • out by Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Dis- covery. For every disease caused by a torpid liver or impure blood, it is the only remedy so certain and effec- tive that it can be gzuxranteed. 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