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Mr. Cleveland's Kindly
When the President Will Call an
Extra Session and What Every
body Else Should Do.
Special to Tin: Morning Call.
Washington, June. s.— The President
said this evening, in reply to a direct ques
tion by a representative of the Associated
Press, that lie intended to call an extra
session of Congress not earlier than the
Ist nor later than the 15th of September,
unless unexpected contingencies should
necessitate an earlier meeting.
The President further said: "While
there has been no mystery nor secrecy in
regard to my intention in this matter, I
think it not amiss that our people should
be Informed authoritatively that the time
is at hand when their representatives In
Congress should be called upon to deal
with the financial condition, which is the
only menace to the country's welfare and
. "It is well for the people to take up the
subject for themselves and to arrive at
their own conclusions as to the merits of
a financial policy which obliges us to pur
chase idle silver bullion with gold taken
from our reserve. Ose does not need the
eye of a financier to see that this gold thus
subtra-ted from the Government's stock
Is eagerly seized by other nations for the
purpose of strengthening their credit at
our expense.
. "It does not need theart of statesmanship
to detect the danger that awaits upon a
continuance of this operation. Already the
timidity of capital is painfully apparent,
ana none of us can fail to see that fear and
apprehension in monetary circles will ulti
mately br.ug suffering to every humble
home In our land.
' 1 think between now and the meeting
of Congress much depends upon the action
of those engaged in financial operations
and business enterprises. Our vast na
tional resources and credit are abundantly
sufficient to justify them in the utmost
faith and confidence, if. instead of being
frightened, they are conservative, and if,
instead of gloomily anticipating immediate
disaster, they will perform their patriotic
duty and at the same time protect their
own interest. Tlie things just now needed
are coolness and calmness in financial
circles and study and reflection among our
The following is from ao inside source,
and bears directly upon the action of the
Cabinet to-morrow: "The Government
does no*, meditate any action looking to an
increase in the gold reserve. The treasury
vX';.' continue to pay out gold as how until
-I k ci., i.ieets. and the burden of taking
ration on the matter will be placed upon
Geceral John C. New, late Consul-Gen
eral at London, speaking in regard to the
financial situation, said to-day: VI have
no knowledge of the policy of the admin
istration, but itj.".fgl.t to occur to anybody
that the gold stringency is due to the pol
icy of purchasing silver bullion and paying
gold for it, ior issuing silver certificates
amounts to the payment direct of gold lor
silver. The Inevitable result of such a
policy, if pursued, must be to place the
United States on a silver basis. In Great
Britain there i. considerable unrest in
financial circles, and fluctuations in prices
of ail kinds of securities, This is due to
overproduction, participation in different
kinds of promotive schemes and other local
causes, and also to the bank failures in
Australia,.- which, as everybody knows,
directly afffct the financial situation in
Great Britain."
One million dollars in gold has been
withdrawn from the sub-treasury In New-
York for export to-morrow. This leaves
the net gold in the treasury £189,334,330
A gentleman who is in a position to know
Something about the financial policy of
the administration said to a reporter to
3ay that his understanding was that Car
lisle would go on using' the gold reserve
until it was mucn further reduced and rely
upon Congress in extra session to relievo
the situation.
Chicago, June s.— For the first time tn
some months the Chicago sub-treasury
has been drawn on to assist the depleted
gold reserve in the East. To-day £1,000,
--000 in cold was shipped by express. There
are still £7.000,000 in goid here, aud the
amount Is continually being increased by
Chicago banks depositing gold for cur
Lucky Western Men Who Will Get
Public Office.
Washington*. June 5.— F. A. McDon
ald will be appointed Registrar of the Land
Office at Seattle, Judge Irwin of Everett,
Wash., will be appointed an Indian in
spector, and Leslie Cvi lorn of Washington
State has been ai pointed Special Agent of
the Treasury.
In the case of James Funston vs. Charles
H. Kirkwood, in the Visalia (Cal.) district,
the Secretary to-day affirmed the Commis
sioner's decision in favor of Funston.
Mary Wilson was appointed Postmistress
itEagleville. Cal.
Pensions were granted as follows:
California— Mary E. Simpson.
Oregon— Samuel Umstead and Catharine
Commencing on the 19th Inst, there will
be a daily (except Sunday) exchange of
inner registered mail sacks between Los
A' geies and Riverside. Cal., leaving Los
Aug'les at 11 a. M. and Riverside at 1:35
P. M. 777
The following are among to-day's hotel
irrivais: R. E. Thome, J. E. Paysoo, San
Francisco; L. T. Rogers, Oakland; P. S.
Prince, Los Angeles. 77-77;
The following applications for office
have been filed: George W. Chase of San
Diego to be Chinese inspector, and A. F.
McAfee of San Jose to be superintendent
of construction of public buildings.
He Has No Information, but What
Does He Act On.
Washington, June 's.— The Navy De
partment has ordered the United States
Ihip Alert from Shanghai back to Corea,
but the reason for the move is not made
public. Secretary Gresham said this even
ing that he had no "information of threat
The Morning Call.
ened trouble in Corea which would jeopar
dize American interests, and believed there
was no cause for apprehension.
Sir Charles Russell May Have His
Fee Substantially Reduced.
London, June s.— ln the Commons to
night, replying to a query, the Chancellor
of the Exchequer stated that Attorney-
General Sir Charles Russell received
810,000 for six weeks' service as counsel
for Great Britain before the Bering Sea
tribunal. Williams, Liberal Union, cave
notice of a motion to reduce the amount.
New York, June s.— Jefferson Coolidge.
ex-Minister to France, arrived at New
York yesterday and started this morning
for his home at Boston.
"The Bering Sea tribunal," said he,
"could hardly be improved upon. In or
der to decide in our favor the tribunal will
have to lay down some new principles in
International law, and I think there is
very fair prospect of their doing this.
"Any new law formulated by them
would Undoubtedly be approved by all the
nations interested. Even if they should
decide against us they will probably de
vise some means, surh as a closed season,
for instance, by which seals can be pro
tected and preserved.
"The arguments will soon be finished
and then consideration will begin. If
here should be a disagreement, time
would have to be granted for the prepara
tion of a minority report, or further in
formation might be called for. For these
reasons a decision can hardly be reudered
for several weeks yet."
Convicting Briggs Was Rather
an Expensive Luxury.
One of the Prosecutors Spent a
Small Fortune of His Own
Money to Do It.
Special to The Morning Call
Washington, Junes.— lt is generally
agreed r,..ior.^ Presbyterians prominently
: connected with the Briggs case that the
expenses incurred during the entire
! progress of the case, from the initiatory
stage until the General Assembly disposed
of it at last, amounted to a very large sum ;
but it is almost impossible to make an
estimate of the total amount with ac-i
curacy. Some light has been thrown on
this subject, however, by Key. Dr. Bart
iett, who was chairman ?f the local com
mittee of arrangements for the General
Assembly. Dr. Bartiett says the board
bills alone of 200 commissioners to the as
sembly—the number the local committee
promised to provide for— amounted to
£900 per day, and therefore two days' trial
of Dr. Briggs in this city cost the local
j committee gI.SOO.
There were, however, mere than 800
delegates to the assembly, and while the
trial consumed, properly speaking, only
two days, the case really extended over
more than double that period, so that
$13,000 is nearer the mark than 81800.
This, in itself, is a low estimate. Dr.
Bartiett is of the opinion that the esti
mate made by some of the commissioners
that the Briggs case, from beginning to
end, cost the General Assembly about £50,
--OCO is nearly correct.
Colonel McCook, of the prosecuting
committee, who is a wealthy man, spent
out of his own pocket, according to Dr.
Bartlett's opinion, at least £20,000.
Nebraska Bank Officials Acquitted by
the Supreme Court; x
Omaha, Nebr., June 5.— A special to the
Bee from Lincoln, Nebr., says: The im
peached officials have been reinstated,
but they bad a close call. The Supreme
Court by a vote of 2 to 1 declared Secretary
of State Allen, Attorney-General Hastings
and Commissioner of 'Public Lands and
Building^ Humphreys Innocent of the
charges brought against them by the Legis
Chief Justice Maxwell was the dissenter.
He held that the three men were guilty of
misdemeanors in office and should be for
ever debarred from holding positions of
trust in the public service, but Judges
Post and No vai In their opinion acquitted
the accused of any intention of wrong
doing, and this restored them to their
The opinions are very lengthy. Judge
Maxwell, in his dissent, finds that "the
charges are well taken and should be sus
tained. I therefore vote guilty, as
charged. I find the result of the decision, if
adhered to, will be to open the door to the
grossest frauds in the public institutions of
the State. A number of witnesses for the
State te?tifi'd as If under restraint, and
there seemed to be powerful Influences
affecting some of them, and, aside from
the immediate friends of the respondents,
at work in their favor. The respondents
are, of course, not responsible for these
Influences, but it is my duty to mention
Lincoln, June s.— The court sustains
the plea of non-jurisdiction in the cases of
ex-Treasurer Hill, ex-Attorney-General
Ceese and ex-Auditor Benton.
If That Is Not Done the Roads Will
Lose Money.
Chicago, June s.— The opinion is stead
ily gaining ground among railroad men
that they have put their World's Fair
rates too high, and unless they lower them
they will stand a chance of losing money.
Letters by the hundred are pouring in
upon them on this subject, and it looks
likely that there will be a change before
The meeting of the Western Passenger
Afsociation was harmonious to-day, and
the adoption of the agreement will prob
ably be settled if the terms of the Atchison
are agreed to. It wants the Colorado roads
to come into the association, a plan for
cheap excursions to the World's Fair and
a definite agreement for the redemption of
tickets. The committee is now working
on these matters.
Fourth of July Celebration.
Santa Rosa, June -s.— Arrangements
for a big Fourth of July celebration here
are all complete and a grand time is ex
pected. The oration will be delivered by
Senator Frank MeGowan of Humboldt
County.'- Special trains will be run here
from all points on the railroads enteilug
thetown. •.•,---•>',•:.
Senora Mariotta and Her
Count di Brazza Would Not Show
Them, and the Ladies Felt
Like Crying. .
Special to The Morning Call.
Chicago. June 5.-— The attendance at
the fair to-day was about 65.000. The
weather was uncomfortably warm most of
the day. X..IX
It is Denmark's day in the White City.
Besides opening its exhibit lntlieManu
factuiers' building there were addresses
and a musical programme in the Festival
At the fair to-day a portion of five tons
of diamondiforons clay brought from the
South African diamond fields was put Into
a crusher. When ground into fine pieces
the water was turned on, clearing away
all except the hard globules containing
the gems. These are sorted out by the
Zulus and afterward cut.
Individual exhibits made by Queen Vic
toria and Queen Margherita of Italy were
brought to the fair to-day. They have
been in the safety deposit vaults on ac
count of their value and the heavy bonds
required for their safety.
This morning they were loaded on a
truck, and under a heavy police guard
received at the administration building by
the chief officers with due ceiemony.
Then Queen Margheriia's exhibit, con
sisting mostly of rare old laces, was taken
to the Woman's building for exhibition,
and Queen Victoria's exhibit, consisting
chiefly of rare tapestries to the Fine Arts
In each case a bond of $100,000 was given
for the safe return of the exhibit.
V When boxes containing Queen Margher
ita'sexhibits were taken Into the Woman's
building Count di Brazza, whose wife was
appointed custodian, refused to allow them
to be opened, as his wife was ill and had
gone out of the city. Her return is un
certain, and In her absence the Count ab
solutely refuses to allow the precious ex
hibit to be displayed. Mrs. Potter Palmer
and Sen or a Marietta, secretary ol the Span
ish Ladies' Board, pleaded with him for
'a long time, but in vain. Senora Mariotla
was so chagrined that she declared she
would resign.
,The quaint exhibit of Japan in the Fine
Arts building was opened this afternoon
and a reception given to invited guests
from 2to 5. Tho exhibit is a charming
one and is arranged in a most tasteful
At the World's Temperance Congress,
convened bore to-day, many famous work
ers wore present. Archbishop Ireland of
St. Paul delivered an address, followed by
Dr. A. G. Lawson of the National Temper
ance Society. . XfXX
Crowds Flock to the California Build-
ing Restaurant.
Chicago, June s.— The Lick Observa
tory exhibit, consisting of a very fine lot
of transparencies, has been received at the
•state building, and was assigned a place
in the educational exhibit to-day. Tbe
commissioners are very i rotid of it and
are certain it will attract the attention of
all scientific people who visit the fair.
An order was issued to-day by Dr. Bird
that all department chiefs should remove
their desks from the general offices to
places in their respective exhibits. Many
do not like the order, as it is much more
pleasant to have desk room in the general
Secretary C. M. Wells. H. Newell and
Frank Rader reseived notices to-day from
Governor Markham of their a> pointment
as a committee to represent California at
the national anti-trust convention to be
held in this city this week.
L. E. Bobbins' painting of Sybil San
derson, the native California girl who
created such a furor in European operatic
circles, was received to-day and installed
in the art gallery. " Robhins is a California
artist, and those wbo have bad a private
view of the painting express themselves
well pleased with it.
Notice was received to-day that a car
load of oranges would arrive to-morrow.
They will be used to replace the exhibits
in the Horticultural building and the State
The restaurant in the State building
under the charge of the commission has
proved the most popular place to dine on
the grounds. To-day people waited for
hours to get a chance to eat. To-morrow
the garden on the roof will be opened if
the weather is fine, and many more people
can be accommodated. If this popularity
continues the commission may have to
give the restaurant moro space in the gal
lery than It now occupies; but it is hard
to tell where to spare it, so much of it now
being fully occupied. The crowds in the
building are increasing daily and Califor
nlans here are pleased at the interest
One More Case of the Fool and
the Parachute.
Trenton, N. J., June s.— Charles Y.
Richmond, an aeronaut, made a 3000-foot
ascension to-day and lost his life. Rich
mond rose gracefully, sailing with the
wind In a southeasterly direction.
1 When he cut loose from the balloon it was
noticed by the spectators that the para
chute failed to, work properly, and they
were horrified to see Richmond descend
with lightning rapidity, making several
revolutions In the air as he came down.
Several women fainted, aud everybody in
the great throng 'f was ; sickened by the
spectacle. Richmond landed In the Muddy,
a little stream, and |if he was alive when
ha touched the surface he was drowned.
He belonged in Springfield, 111.
Taking the Bodies From the Burned
Fuente Mines.
Galveston, Tex., June 5.— A special
from Eagle Pass to the News says: The
scene at the Fuente mines this morning
would strike terror to the hardest heart.
At 10 o'clock the fire was extinguished aud
the work of rescuing the dead begun;?,*;
Those who explored the mine reported
finding six bodies in chamber 21 and eight
In chamber 22. Some were ■ lying on their
hacks and others appeared to have been
burled in the earth lv their frantic efforts
to escape from the deadly fumes, while
still others were in sitting postures with
their eyes wide open and their tongues
protruding. All of the bodies were badly
burned. Sixteen bodies . were recovered
to-day. ;' >X-
Further Details of the Wreck on
the Iron Mountain Road.
St. .Louis, June s.— Further details of
the wreck on the Iron Mountain road at
Leeper, Mo., reported last night, show
that the baggage and express cars, two
chair-cars and three sleepers, were thrown
off the track.
The passengers were badly shaken up
and three were attite seriously injured.
They were L'zz c O'Connell of Ireland,
Patrick O'Connell of Ireland and Peter
Warren of Butte City, Mont. Conductor
Bacon was also badly hurt.
The Headquarters of the Company
Are Still in Boston. x-X;
Boston, June s.— The Mexican Central
Railway Company directors completed
organization this afternoon.
The president is A. A. Eobinson, who Is
in charge of the general business affairs of
the company, with headquarters in Bos
ton. Edward Jackson is one of the vice
presidents, and is -also general manager,
with headquarters in the City of Mexico.
No Use for a Paper That Advocates
Local Option.
Catlettsi_i.bg, Ky., June s. —The great
est excitement exists in Breahit County
over the blowing up With dynamite of the
Hustler office by unknown parties last
night. The Hustler is a weekly paper
edited by Rev. J. J. Dickey, and its influ
ence resulted in the recent passage of the
local option law.
Canada as a Market for American
The Reciprocity Convention and What
Enthusiastic Delegates Expect
to Come of It.
Special to The Morning Call.
St. Paul, June s.— This afternoon Hon.
P. H. Kelly called the second interna
tional reciprocity convention to order
here, with between 300 and 400 delegates
present. As many more are expected by
to-morrow. The promoters of the conven
tion seek to avoid the appearance of any
political bias in their deliberations, tlie
object being purely commercial. The call
for the convention rec advantage
of reciprocity with Canada for both, coun
tries and the material development and
mutual advantage to be derived from a
deep waterway to the ocean from Lake
Superior to tidewater.
Kelly Introduced ex-Governor Burke of
Dakota as chairman, ho having been
chosen at the last convention. He made
a brief address, touching the question to
be considered.
The Governor, in his address, said that
reciprocity apostles do not come begging
for favors or advantages. They de
mand that rights shall be accorded them.
The Southwest had been the care of the
Government. Jetties, levees and works
of engineering of the highest grade had
been freely given for the improvement of
the commerce of a section of the country
having but a small fraction of our natural
advantage,. We are not chasers after ap
propriations, but we propose that the
things to which we are justly entitled
shall not be withheld from us.
Hon. James Fisher, M. P., of Winni
peg, in an address, expressed, on behalf of
the Canadian delegates, a wish that the
reciprocity treaty of 1864 might be re
newed. He gave figures to show that
Canada is a far greater market for United
States products than for English aud that
Canada bought millions more than it sold
to the United States.
Mayor William Henry Eustis of.Min
neapolis was unanimously chosen tem
porary chairman, and, on taking the chair,
made an eloquent speech on the French
trade between the Dominion and the re
Clarke Bell of Winnipeg, S. A. Thomp
son of Duluth, D. R. Maginnis of Grand
Forks and J. 11. Beck of St. Paul were
selected secretaries.
Mayor Wright welcomed the delegates
to the city, and after the appointment of
committees and a few brief talKs on reci
procity the convention adjourned till to
morrow morning.
The committee on organization this even
ing selected the following permanent
officers: James Fisher, M. P. of Winni
peg, president; P. 11. Kelly of St. Paul,
vice-president; secretaries, the same gen
tlemen previously named.
Several Persons Killed by Lightning
During an Electric Storm.
Frankfort, Ky., June s.— During an
electric storm yesterday afternoon the
house of James Redding, a fanner living
near Swetzer, was struck. Those killed
are: James Redding. Alex Barbour and
Mrs. John Lymer. Mrs. Joseph Barbour,
it is thought, will die. There were seven
teen persons in the house at the time and
all were more or less shocked.
Dr. McGlynn Has Not Yet Sailed for
Rome. „
New York, June s.— Notwithstanding
tne many assertions that Dr. McGlynn had
sailed for Rome it Is known by his closest
friends that he is in retreat in a Trappist
monastery near .Lexington, Ky., and will
stay there some time doing penance. After
tbis be will probably go to Rome.
One Second-Termer.
Washington, June s.— Captain J, F.
Kassler of South Dakota, who was j ap
pointed clerk of the Interior Department
during Cleveland's former administration,
has been appointed clerk of the same
department, vice E.M. Dawson, resigned.
Steamer Apparently; Ashore.
Vineyard Haven, Mass.,* June s.— An
unknown steamer Is reported apparently
ashore between Muskegat aud » Marthas
Selling Certificates in
The Chinese Are Not All That
Washington Official Fancy
Painted Them.
Special to The Morning Call.
Washington, June 5.— the Treas
ury Department for some time it has been
believed that the Chinese were using affi
davits of authentication for illegitimate
purposes. Some taken nut here were sent
abroad and sold to Chinamen, and in
other cases the Chinamen would dispose of
them after reaching China; while in both
instances the law was violated. Under the
law Chinese merchants who desire to
leave this country to visit China have
heretofore been furnished with papers
which, when indorsed by the United
States Consul at the port of debarkation,
entitle them to re-inter the United States.
Acting Secretary Hamlin thinks this abuse
should be stopped, and has addressed the
Collector at Boston the following letter on
the subject:
"Under date of April 19 last the United
States Consul at Hong-Kong transmitted
to the Department of State affidavits sub
milted to him for authentication, and
which appeared to have been issued at
your port on September 5, 1892, and Feb
ruary 4, 1893, over the signature of Deputy
Collector J. L. Swift to Yee Sing and Yee
Mot Yip respectively, alleged to be Chi
nese persons residing in Boston, who left
the Uuited States with the intention of re
turning thereto.
"The Consul declined to indorse said
documents for the reason that it was evi
dent that the persons presenting the same
never been in the United States, as
was shown by their inability to answer
any questions relative to tbis country, not
withstanding that the affidavits stated
that they had resided here for a number of
years. It is evident the persons present
ing affidavits were hot those to whom they
ware issued at Boiton, and in view of the
misuse of papers thus prepared in the
United Stages the department is of the
opinion that it Is not advisable, for Col
lectors of Customs or their deputies to cer
tify the same, and you are requested to
give the necessary instructions to discon
tinue the practice at jour port."
The State Department will probably not
Interfere in ths case of the steamship Dan
ube, at Portland, Or., where the captain
annealed to the British legation for re
lief from the order of court which required
him to bring 300 Chinese passengers before
the court to answer writs of habeas cor
pus. The captain was willing the Chinese
should answer, but . feared to assume the
heavy responsibility of preventing the es
cape of the Chinamen when once ashore.
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British Em
bassador, was at the State Department to
day, probably to present the case to Sec
retary Gresham. It is believed at the de
partment that there can be no difficulty in
complying technically with the order of
court while avoiding the possibility of the
escape of the Chinese. This could be done
if the marshal served his writs on' board
tho vessel and left a deputy on board in
charge of the Chinese until the court had
passed upon the cases. ■*
New STork, June s.— The Times says:
It Is possible the entire Senate committee
on immigration, of which Senator Hill is
chairman, may take a transcontinental
trip this summer.
Senator Squire has urged that an exam
ination of the Chinese question be made,
and that at least a sub-committee be sent
to the coast to ascertain the condition of
the Chinese ln California, and, possibly,
Oregon and Washington. Some members
of the committee favor going in a body to
San Francisco and attempting to find out
by personal inspection what sort of citi
zens the Chinamen make.
Only One Section of the Geary Law
Has Been Suspended.
Los Angeles, June 5. — This afternoon
United States District Attorney Denis re
ceived a telegram from Attorney-General
Oluey. The Attorney-General says that
his Instructions of May 4 only applied to
section 6of the Geary act. This is the
section requiring registration of the
Chinamen. District Attorney Denis, after
receiving the advice, placed the warrant
In the hands of the United States Marshal
and he will proceed to arrest Ah Gee
under it. _..- /
On Saturday F. H. Crowell appeared
before Commissioner Van Dyke and swore
to a complaint charging one Ah Gee, a
Chinese laborer, with guinlng admittance
to the United States in defiance of the
laws. . AAA .. 7
The Commissioner Issued a warrant for
the Celestial's arrest and the paper was
placed in the hands of United States Dis
trict Attorney Denis, but this was as tar
as matters were permitted to go.
Mr. Denis did not propose to rush things
and decided not to hand the warrant to the
Marshal for service till he had conferred
with the Attorney-General at Washington.
District Attorney Denis says that he
thinks the whole matter of the Geary act
will come up for consideration on the trial
of Ah Gee, Including the section pertain
ing to registration. This will be a test
case, and Judge Ross will try it on its
merits. It will practically in the nature
of a test as to whether outsiders can orig
inate proceedings under the act. : XX
Ah Yung, a Chinese cook, was to-day
arrested under the provisions of the Geary
act. This is the first ariest made in the
State under this act. Yung is charged
with gaining admittance to the country by
unlawful means.
The case will undoubtedly rest on this
complaint. Yung was arrested In the res
taurant where he Is working. He at first
thought the matter was a joke, and when
convinced to the contrary burst out crying.
Nineteen other complaints were filed with
United States Commissioner Vakdyke to
day, but no arrests have yet been made.
Eulalia Takes a Ride Upon a Loco
•X New York, June 5— The Spanish
Princess and suite left this morning for
Chicago. The party /was escorted from
the hotel to the ferry by a battalion of the
United Slates Signal Corps, Mayor Gilroy
and the reception committee.,, A special
steamer conveyed them to Jersey City,
where they took a special train on the
Pennsylvania road.
Altoona, Pa.. June s.— The train ar
rived here at 8 o'clock to-night. At all the
stopping points during the day there were
large groops of people about the stations,
but no special demonstrations wore made.
Most of the day the party sat in the obser
vation-room at the rear of the train and
admired the scenery. At Mount Union,
eighty-six mile-- west of Harrisburg, the
Princess and Prince mounted the locomo
tive and touk a ride of twelve miles at the
rate of a mile a minute. The Princess
seemed to enjoy it, although she clung
closely to the Prince for support.
On a Strike for Better Food and In-
creased Wages.
Philadelphia, June s.— Fifty-seven
waiters employed in the restaurant at
tached to John Wanamaker's grand depot
struck for increased wages and better food
Wanamaker readily agreed to improve
the quality of the food, but declined to
grant increased wages. The men quit
during the noon rush. Thirteen men re
fused to strike, and managed, after some
delay, to wait on the patrons. Wanamaker
rewarded the faithful ones each with a
ten-dollar bill.
Mr. Huntington Is President of
the Pacific Mail.
And One of His Employes in San
Francisco Has Been Put into
the Directory.
Epfclal to The Mo..vi_*o Call.
New Yof.k, June s.— At the meeting of
the directors of the Pacific Mail Steamship
Company to-day C. P. Huntington was
elected president. J. B. Houston resigned
from the directory aud was succeeded by
R. P. Schwf-rln of San Francisco, who was
then elected vice-president and general
Mr. Schwerin is a new figure in the
financial world, and has heretofore held
the position of manager of the purchase
and supply department of the Southern Pa
cific, his headquarters being in San Fran
lie will have his headquarters in San
Francisco now also and will manage the
steumghip service of tlie Pacific. The
steamers on the Atlantic have been leased
to the Panama Railroad and will be oper
ated by i's representatives.
The Wall-street Journal's special from
Chicago says: Manager Leeds of 'the
North American Navigation Company
denies that the Pacific Mail will lease the
vessels of Tt fiat company. He declares" the
Panama Railway will keep Its contract
with his company.
Sixteen Houses in One Village Col
lapse and Eleven Lives Lost.
Vienna. June s.— Excessive rains have
swollen the rivers of Bukowina. Many
streams have overflowed their banks and
flooded the fields. The Pruth has risen so
high near Czernowitz as to inundate the
suburbs and threaten the least elevated
The Czeremosz broke over its bank at
Wfzniez last night and ran in torrents
through the streets of the village. Sixteen
houses collapsed and many others were
rendered uninhabitable. Eleven persons
were killed by falling timbers or drowned-
in the flood. Scores of families had to flee
for their lives without pausing to save their
People Dying by the Thousands in
Asiatic Turkey.
Constantinople, June 5.- Reports
from several cities of Asiatic Turkey say
that cholera had appeared in many dis
tricts and was spreading rapidly. Along
the Lower Tigris and Shat-el-Arab River
people are dying by the thousands.
Whole villages are deserted by those
fleeing .rom the pest. The panic has be
come so great that few families wait to
bury their dead or even to nurse the sick,
but flee to the next towns to escape in
Fugitives from the stricken towns are
spreading the epidemic with appalling
rapidity. Letters from Bassnra City say
that 70,000 persons have fled from Bassora
A Hessage That Will Glad the Heart
of the Cardinal.
Rome, June s.— The Pope has instructed
Mpnslgnor Satolll, Papal Legate to the
United States, to express to Cardinal Gib
bons the thanks of his Holiness for the
discourse recently delivered by the Car
dinal in favor of the restoration of the
temporal power of the Pope, and inform
his Eminence that his Holiness was great
ly satisfied with the language and the ar
gument of the Cardinal in the discourse.
But There Will Be no
in Europe Just Yet.
Vienna, June s.— ln addressing the dele
gates to- 'ay. Count Kalnoky, Minister of
Foreign _ff iir->, ridicules the idea that a
general X-_nament of European powers
was p.- Ibjft All continental powers
would bs much relieved, however, he said,
could the present process of increasing
the military and naval forces be brought
gradually to a standstill.
Passengers Injured in a Railway
Wreck in Hungary. • »x^
Blda-Pesth, June 5.— A calamitous
railway accident happened near the town
of Kechkemet, Hungary, about fifty miles
southeast of this city, to-day.
The Buda-Pesth express train ran off the
track, and the train became a total wreck.
Eight carriages were smashed, aud twen
ty-two passengers injured mortally.
Young William ;,Gets Liberal.
Berlin, June s.— ln a meeting of the
diplomatic circle to-day the Emperor re
marked mat under no circumstances would
he countenance proposals to limit the suf
frage fur the ourroto of strengthening the
Government in the E.-lchstag.
Salary Day Passed by the
Big Southern Pacific
For the First Time in Their
Service the Cashier Staves
Them Off.
It Looks as Though the Oreat Rail
road Monopoly Had Been Badly
Crippled by Sea Com- •
The biggest piece of local news this
morning is the Southern Pacific's pass
ing of salary-day at the Fourth and
Townsend street offices for a whole
week. What does It mean ? What em
it mean hut that Iluntington and his
partners are short of cish ns the re
sult of strong competition of late by
land and get ?
"Is C. P. Huntington short of cash?" is
a question that has been asked many times
(luring the past week.
It certainly looks that way.
.Nowhere has the supposed shortness of
Southern Pacific coiu been more severely
felt than among the array of clerks at
Fourth and Townsand streets.
Never in the history of the great rail
road system has salary-day been passed
by the cashier so long as It was for the
month of May. The clerks waited and
waited for their pay, but it came not.
Owing to strong competition by sea and
for various other reasons business has
been so slack with the Southern Pacific
Company that the corporation was a week
behind time in paying off its clerical force.
The freigbt-figttrers and the ticket-counters
were grumbling about not getting their
money, ana declared that never before in
their term of service with the company
had It failed to pay on time.
This information tallies with the story
about the pay car that passed over the San
Joaquin division twice last week without
stopping to pay off the men working on
tbat section of the road. All the men,
other than the trainbands, quit work and
refused to return to labor until their
accounts with the monopoly were seUled.
This threat had the desired effect.
T cv got their money.
Railroad officials interviewed yesterday
professed to bo ignorant of the fact that
the company was- behind with Its payrolls,
but nevertheless such was the case.
The Southern Pacific has steadily been
losing ground. Shipments which the Pa
cific Mail Company used to force to the
railroads are coming by sea, causing a
clear loss of thousands of dollars to the
Southern Pacific.
The Oregon Pacific has played havoc
with the monopoly In the north, and the
Canadian Pacific "is making the Sunset
route look sick.
The total receipts of the Southern Pacific
sv*>tein for May are stated on good author
ity to be about £850,000, and its expenses
much in excess of this amount.
It is estimated that the North Amorican
Navigation Company has already taken
several hundred thousands of dollars
worth of trade away from the railroad, and
Huntington is getting desperate. A well
defined rumor gained -ground some days
ago that Pacific Mail "stock was being un
loaded in New York by C. P. Huntington,
There is no way of verifying this report,
but business men put considerable trust in
its authenticity.
In connection with this matter Captain
Merry said some weeks ago that it was his
belief that Huntington was elr ulatlng
stories about a combination being effected
whereby the Pacific Mail was to gobble up
the opposition line, for the purpose of ef
fecting Pacific Mail stock.
The latest rumor extant, undoubtedly
originating with the Huntington news
bureau in New York, is that an attempt is
being made to force a combination be
tween the shippers and ship-owners In
California for the purpose of controlling
the deep-sea traffic.
A careful canvass of leading ship-owners
here proves that this report is absurd, and
that it would be Impossible to tie up tbe
American clipper ships. Interests in these
vessels are too numerous and varied to be
subjected to any centralized organization.
Even if such a combination were effected
American clipper ships could not control
the situation, as there are too many foreign
bottoms available.
The Sunset's new tariff, revised to offset
theJCanadian Pacific's cut, was supposed
to go into effect yesterday, but there is no
telling what a day may bring foith.
Southern Pacific cuts now extend all
over its system, and Huntington Is un
doubtedly being squeezed pretty hard.
Traffic Manager Leeds says that the
money for the Stockton and Bakersfield
road will be raised in San Francisco, and
that a hard blow will soon be struck at the
old monopoly.
C. P. Huntington would have looked
very thoughtful had he stood on Lombard
street pier yesterday morning.
A line of trucks, wagons and buggies,
two hundred men working like beavers, a
wharf trembling with the traffic of heavy
teams and groaning with thousands of
tons of freight describes the scene.
The Keweenaw brought up the largest
through cargo on record. She smashed all.
previous freighting records of the isthmus
route and caused the rising hopes of the
Pacific Mail Company to drop like a ther
mometer tn an icechest.
The Keweenaw will lake to Central
America on her next trip the largest con
signment of lumber ever carried on a
passenger steamer to that section. There
will be 200,000 feet in all— enough to load a
good-sized vessels.
Stops will be made on . the; down trip at
Ocos, Champerico, Acajutla. San Jose da
Guatemala, Corinto and other ports be
tween here and Panama.
Tbis is good news to shippers, and it has
been cabled "to Central America, where
thousands of tons of freight are waiting
shipment to New York, preference being
given the new line. *%■;_'■_ -A.A77-f-
It Is said that the Pacific Mail steamer
Barracutß, which is employed exclusively

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