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He Passes Away Peacefully at His Palo Alto
The Family Had No Intimation of the Approaching
Brief; Sketch of the Career of the Great Railroad Builder and
His Rise From Poverty to a Position of Wealth and Eminence— His Presi
dency of the Central Pacific, the Election to the Gubernatorial
Chair and Finally His Choice as United States Senator.
Special to The Morning Call.
Menlo Park, June 21.— Governor Stan
ford died at 12 o'clock to-night. He
passed away peacefully ln his sleep at his
residence at Palo Alto.
Stanford went out yesterday for a drive
to San Carlos and around his farm, and re
turned late in the afternoon, apparently in
the best of health.
tie retired shortly after 10 o'clock, and i
about midnight his valet, going into the
Governor's bedroom, discovered that he
was dead.
The Governor looks perfectly natural as .
he lies in bed, looking from all appear
ances to be in a deep sleep.
His body will be embalmed.
Mis Was a Prominent Place in Cal
ifornia History.
Leland Stanford was born about eight
miles from the city of Albany. N. T.,
Mare!; *3. 1824. He is the fourth of seven '
blotter*, all of whom are still living save j i
o'ae. His ancestors came over from 1
England more than fifty years before | «
the Revolution of 1776, and settled in the 1
Mohawk Valley. They were farmers of '
good repute, thrifty and industrious. Five j i
generations of them have lived to till the ! •
soil of the Empire State. Josiah Stan- | i
ford, the father of Leland, was a \
man of marked public spirit and
energy. Besides cultivating his farm,
he took contracts for building roads and
bridges in all parts of his native county,
He was among the first advocates of the
Erie canal, and watched its progress and
completion with the keenest interest. He
saw with prophetic eye that it was but the
beginning of that vast system of internal
improvements that was to make his State
so famous. In 1828 the locomotive burst
upon the world like a miracle. More than
all the agencies of previous times combined,
it came charged with a power to revolution
ize commerce and to immeasurably improve
o-an's social aud physical condition. The
j'-'-nt news of the success of George
:'• fhenson's locomotive engine, "The
X <cke\" on the Manchester and
Liverpool road, had crossed the
Atlantic but a few months be
fore a charter was obtained in 1829
from the Legislature of the State of New
York for a railroad between Albany and
Schenectady. Josiah Stanford was among
tbe foremost in the new enterprise. He
took big contracts for grading and pushed
forward the work with the greatest vigor,
and from that day to this the Stanfords
have more or less been engaged in the
hororable business of railroad building.
< » .c of them commenced work on the first
iron road built in the United States, and one,
the subject of this sketch, and a son of
that pioneer, forty years later, drove,
with his stronc hand, the last spike of the
great' Pacific Railroad. The Albany and
Schenectady Railroad, fifteen miles in
length, forms one of the links in the over
land road, which measures 3300 miles be
tween the Atlantic and the Pacific.
What the father commenced his son
gloriously completed two score ,of
years afterward. Grand coincidence!
precious heirloom, of which even a
royal family might be " oad, is this. Till
lie was 20 years of age young Leland's
time was divined between the healthful
occupations of a farm life and his studies.
In 1846 be entered the law office of
Wheaion, Doolittle & Hadly, eminent at
torneys in the city of Albany. After
three years of patient and hard i
study be was admitted to practice ;
law in the Supreme Conit of i
the State of New York. Soon after this I i
he took Horace Greeley's advice, "Young | <
man, go West," and set out to find a new j
home on the frontier. He . settled I i
In Port Washington,' in the northern j i
part of Wisconsin, and for four years be ]
was engaged in the practice of law at tbat i
•place. He was only moderately successful
as a lawyer.
His library wns destroyed by fire at
Port Washington and in the spring of
1852 and the young lawyer, - mo
mentarily disheartened, determined to
carve out a name for himself
in California. He arrived in the State on |
the 12:h of July, and at once went into the
mercantile business with Mi brothers,
three of whom had preceded him. They
had a house at Sacramento and several
branches scattered over the State. Stan- ,
ford, himself, settled at Michigan Bluff in
Placer County, then a great place of trade
with the mines.
He took an active interest in public
affairs also, and early became an ardent
anti-slavery man, a belief at that time
calculated to make any man unpop
ular in California. Stanford went on
The Morning Call.
nevertheless, and was early brought
forward as a candidate . for Governor.
Twice he was nominated, against his
wishes, for office, once in 1857 and again in
1859: but the Republican ticket in neither
of those years was little heard of or men
tioned, the ' contest being almost
entirely between the two wings of the
Democratic party. In 1860 he was chosen
a delegate to the Chicago convention,
lie there made the acquaintance ol Abra
ham Lincoln, an acquaintance that ripened
jnto an intimate friendship, which re
mained warm and unbroken till the Presi
dent's martyred death. Being in
Washington at the time of
Mr. Lincoln's at first inauguration,
Lincoln's first inauguration,
he remained there several weeks by special
request of the President. During those
perilous times, when the very air was
filled with revolution, trouble was antici
pated in California, for it was known that
preparations were being made to take her
out of the Union. Mr. Lincoln was
a wise and -shrewd judge ' of men," and
he readily saw that Mr. Stanford, above
all otber men he had met/was the
true representative man of the Pacific
Coast. The President, Secretary Sew
i ard, and other members of the Cab
• met took him into their confidence,
: and followed his advice relative
to nearly all the Federal appointments for
and as to what measures would preserve
peace and loyalty in California. A most
conscientious and capable adviser he
proved to be. The . policy he sug
gested, when adopted by tho Government,
produced the most satisfactory results,
and the appointees made at his request
proved themselves, without exception, ex
cellent officers aud abundantly qualified
for their several positions. The laws of
the United States were in no place better
enforced than in California during the
war. Learning, while in Washington,
that a movement was on foot to
nominate him for Governor of his
adopted State, be immediately wrote a
letter, declining the use of his name for
that or any other political position. But
his friends at home did not publish the
letter as he requested them to do, and he
was disappointed to find, on his return
from the capital, that his nomination
to the first office in California was a
foregone conclusion. Seeing that he was
fairly in for it and that there was no es
cape he entered upon the contest with all
the zeal and strength there was in him,
and in the fall of 1861 he was elected Gov
ernor by a plurality of 13,000 votes.
Even when he was Governor be took a
great Interest in the building of the pro
posed Pacific railroad, and with Charles F.
Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hop
kins and Miller a company was organized
at Sacramento on July 11, i&6l. te build the
Central Pacific Railroad.
One year from that date Congress passed
an net granting to the corporation a loan of
bonds averaging 835,000 per mile, principal
and interest to be repaid at the expiration
or thirty years. In addition to this alternate
sections of unoccupied land on either
side of the road were donated to the com
pany absolutely. None of this subsidy
could be obtained till fifty miles were com
pleted and furnished with rolling-stock.
As all of the iron and most of the other
material had to be transported from the
Atlantic States along two oceans and
across a foreign country on its way to
California, but little work was done till
the fall of 1863, and it was not till July 1.
1864, that the first thirty-one miles were
completed. •From this date commences
the mighty struggles and trials of the com
pany, The next hundred miles lay across a
chain of mountains, the most difficult to
pierce, grade and subdue of any in the
world. Imagine a series of lofty cones
one above another, till in a distance of
seventy miles an elevation is reached of 7042
feet above the starting point, and that the
proposition was to build a railroad up and
across those mountain peaks and down the
other side Into the valley, 3000 feet below,
and some idea can be formed of the mag
nitude of almost the first work commenced
by the Pacific Railroad Company.
Many engineers examined the proposed
road and declared it impossible to con
struct, and Governor Stanford himself
once having climbed to the top of one of
the snow-capped Sierras exclaimed with a
sigh : "Is it possible a railroad can be built
here ?"
Nevertheless, the work went on. The
State of California donated the company
81,500.000, and bonds were placed in
Europe to complete the work.
Tbo fiuancial troubles of the Central
Pacific at last having been cleared away,
its progress across aid beyond the moun
tains was extremely rapid. Five hun
dred aud thirty miles were built
in 293 days: ten miles of it in
a single day— a feat unprecedented
showing the thorough discipline of the
men who did it, and (he perfect organiza
tion of the company which controlled them.
On the 10th of May, 1869, on Promontory
Mountain, at a spot overlooking Salt Lake,
the Inst rail was laid and the last spike
driven that finished the Pacific Railroad.
A telegraph wire was attached to the
handle of the silver hammer used by
Governor Stanford on that occasion,
and as he struck the concluding
blow which completed the great
work, " the event was instantly
flashed to all parts of the United States.
It was a day of national praise and jubi
lee. Celobrations, ringing of bells, the
roar of cannon, and vast processions all
over the country, showed how joyfully the
people welcomed the news.
At the age of 26 Leland Stanford was
married to Miss Jane Lathrup, daughter
of Dyer Lathrop Esq., for many years a
prominent merchant of Albany, N. Y.
Mrs. Stanford is an estimable lady, queenly
in person and endowed with an exalted
sense of the duties of her high social posi
tion. Possessed of many domestic virtues,
there is a daily beauty in her life and
character which. belongs only to those true
women who are the nobility of their sex.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford had but one child.
a boy, whose death was the greatest blow
ever dealt to the parents, and to coir
! niemorate whom was founded the Leland
Stanford Jr. University. ' s
From the time of quitting the guberna
torial office Stanford devoted himself
exclusively to the interest of the
| Central and Southern Pacific rail
! roads, of which he bad been elected
] President. In 1883, however, there was
j a fight on for a senatorship,
the Legislature to meet in the
following winter having to elect a suc
cessor to J. F. Farley, but prior to the
election there was no whisper of Stanford,
even should the Republicans carry the State
as it was virtually conceded they would
do. The coming man seemed to be non.
A. A. Sargent, who it was understood
had back of him the railroad influence, at
that time all-powerful. It Is certain that
Sargent had the friendship of Collis P.
Huntington. ..
The Republicans carried the Legislature,
and iiiet;, suddenly, the candidacy of
Leland Stanford was sprung and Sargent
retired beaten and broken-hearted. The
campaign manager of the railroad magnate
was Henry Vrooman, Senator then
from Alameda County, and it was man
aged with the ability lor which Vrooman
had always been noted. Upon Vrooman
for It, too, revenge was taken by the
friends of Sargent, and he too was beaten
and broken.
The career of Stanford In the Senate
has not been notable, but the detail? are
of too recent occurrence to require re
capitulation. He was re-elected to the
Senate .in 1890 and his term would have
expired on March 3, 1897.
. In 1888 . the University was '■_•' founded
which bears hit name and that of his son
at Palo Alto. He endowed it with a mag
nificent endowment, estimated Ato be
valued at ■ 620,000,000, and immediately tne
work of erecting the necessary buildings
was begun under the founder's own eye.
Two yew ago the University, though
still In All uncompleted condition, was
opened Tor the . reception of stu
dents. In the short time that has
elapsed it has developed into
a thoroughly equipped Institution of learn
ing with a corps of professors and teach
ers second to none of any university in
the land. |£S9§_9PQ_^P
Without doubt the Leland Stanford Jr.
University will be the most enduring
monument of Governor Stanford's merits
as a man and a philanthropist.
Even at this early day no person
visits California without looking in
at the University at Palo Alto,
and in the years to come, when
the magnificent endowment has come to a
full fruition, and the green swards of Palo
Alto are covered with the contemplated
structures for the home of learning, there
is no saying that the University will not
be the chief attraction among California's
many points of interest.'.
San Francisco Given Cheap Over
land Rates at Last.
This Town Likewise Shares in the
Benefits of Great Northern
Special to The Morning Call.
Chicago, June 20.— The Great North
ern put the knife into transcontinental
rates again to-day by announcing a rate of
Ssl first-class and 833 second-class from St.
Paul to San Francisco. This includes a
berth and meals on the steamer from
Seattle to San Francisco. This will drag
the Union Pacific into the fight unless that
road is prepared to sacrifice its Portland
The Atchison to-day anaouuced that it
would put into effect at once a round-trip
rate of one and third fare from Texas
points to Chicago and return.
New Tor.X, June 20.— C. P. Hunting
says regarding the report that the Cana
dian Pacific had begun a rate war against
the Southern Pacific: "Our relations' with
the Canadian Pacific are very pleasant and
we expect them to continue so. 1 have no
information that it has cut under our
rates to San Francisco. It would not pay
it to compete for that business. Its line
ends way up the coast at Vancouver, aad
it would have to tranship from there to
San Francisco. I guess you will find there
is no trouble. Our folks certainly know
of nine."
Accidentally Shot at His Santa
Clara Ranch.
He Was Cleaning a Pistol When the
Weapon Imploded, Killing Him ' ' :
Almost Instantaneously.
Special to The Jtoaxixn Call
San Jose, June 20.— At the James
Murphy ranch, a few miles north of this
city, this morning Dan J. Murphy, a prom
inent stock-raiser, aged 32 years, was in
stantly killed while engaged, in cleaning
his revolver. He was preparing to go
away on a short trip and had been en
gaged in packing a valise. He took the
revolver to an outhouse used as sleeping
quarters by the ranch bands, seated him
self on a bed and was cleaning the weapon
when it was discharged, the bullet striking
him on the left side just above the heart.
The victim, who was alone in the room,
staggered io the doer and fell forward into
(he yard. Members of the family rushed
from the bouse at the. report of the shot
and saw him fall out of the door. When
ho was reached be was unconscious and
died in a few minutes. Medical aid was
summoned from this city, and an exami
nation of the wound showed that death
had been almost instantaneous.
Deceased was a Native Son. He has
been prominent in stock-raising in this
connty, and was the director of the agri
cultural society.
The deceased was a Ron of James
Murphy, the wealthy rancher, wno lived
on the Milpitas ro»d. near San Jose. Old
Mrs. Murphy, who was a prominent figure
for many years In the Santa Clara Valley
and who died some months ago at an ad
vanced age, was his aunt by marriage to
his uncle, tlie late Martin Murphy of San
Jose. He was a first cousin to Barney
Murphy, who is well-known in this city
and throughout the State.
Though His Is by No Means a Case
Without Hope.
Newport. R. 1., Juue 20.— Dr. Rankin'
has made a statement concerning the con
dition of Associate Justice Blatchford.'
He says the Judge has had two slight
shocks, but is now doing well, though he
is very weak. There are no dangerous
signs at present, though like all cases of
this kind there is a possibility of a fatal
stroke at any moment. The patient still
retains his mental faculties, but is unable
to sign bis -name. Hi* son and the doc
tors are assisting him in completing some
urgent business.
Wants to Be Elected to the Reichs-
tag the Second Time.
: Berlin, June 20.'— The second ballots
will begin on June 23 generally, In Prussia
and Saxony on June 24 and throughout
Bavaria and Wurtembure on June 26.
Rector Ahlwardt, the Jew-baiter, an
nounces that he will not sit in the next
Reichstag for Arhswalde, where the voters
gave him a large majority over all on the
first ballot, but will contest Neustettin
with Hersberg (Conservative), with whom
be has the right of reballot.
The Atlanta Ordered Back.
Washington, June 20.— An order di
recting the cruiser Atlanta to return to
the United States was issued to-day. This
indicates that the trouble m Nicaragua is
at an end, and also Captain Higginson's
delay in sailing, for. which he was so se
verely censured,' may be ; shown to have
been justified by the condition of the ship,
which is said to be bad.
Suicide of a Murderer.
Modesto, June 20.— L00 Sv, Chinaman,
who shot and instantly killed Loo Sam
last Saturday, committed suicide by hang
ing himself ■in the County Jail last night.
Chinese Were Run Over
the Border,
The Biggest Gang of Smugglers That
. Has Ever Been Unearthed in
This Country.
Special to The Morning Call.
Washington, June 20.— The official
heads of Patrick H. Winston, United
States Attorney; Thomas R. Brown,
United States Marshal; Andrew Wass.in,
United States Collector at Port Town
send; C. J. Mulkey, United States Special
Agent, and six Special Inspectors of Cus
toms in the Puget Sound district, all in
the State of Washington, have fallen into
the official hopper as the result of the re
ports made to Secretary Carlisle by
Special Agents Wood and Lewis.
These reports are numerous and circum
stantial as to details and tell the story of
one of the most extensive and successful
conspiracies ever formed to smuggle Chi
nese and opium into the United States
across the far Northwestern boundary.
There has been hardly a day for the past
two months that reports or telegrams bave
not been received at the Treasury Depart
ment from Agents Wood and Lewis, and
on these reports the officials of the Treas
ury Department have been summarily
The last batch of dismissals of customs
inspectors was made Saturday, but Secre
tary Carlisle thinks the ends of justice may
be defeated by making public their names.
These officials, it is charged, by reports
received, have been doing a wholesale
business for several years in connection
with private parties in Victoria, B- C, In
smuggling in Chinese by means of fraudu
lent certificates and permitting opium
smuggling, either by connivance or other
wise. Scandals for the past twelve or
fifteen years have attached more or less to
these officials in the Puget Sound district,
whose duty it was to guard from violation
the law as to the illicit business of Chinese
and opium smuggling into the United
Slates. Politics never entered into it, but
the immense profit in. the business seems
to have corrupted many officials.' Moie
than two months ago Agents Wood and
Lewis, new men from the East, were de
tailed secretly to investigate these frauds,
with the result as stated. Uninfluenced
by local surroundings or affiliations they
wont to work and unearthed what was re
garded here as one of the greatest conspir
acies in which Government officials were
ever implicated. -
Not to defeat the continuance of investi
gation all the prominent Government offi
cial's names were removed by the Presi
dent and their »ui_cessors appointed with
out the usual announcements being made.'
The purpose was to keep the public in
ignorance that otber implicated persons
might be caught.
The new men appointed in the place ot
those removed were: James L. Saunders,
Collector at Port Townsend; James C.
Drake, United States Marshal; W. H.
Brinker. United States Attorney.
Other removals are yet to come and the
matter in due course of time will find its
way into the courts.
About four months ago Special Agent
Noyes of this city was sent to. the Puget
Sound district by the Secretary of the
Treasury to make an investigation of the
Federal officials, and the dismissals now
announced result from his reports.
Ex-Collector Phelps, it Is said, was the
first to call the attention of the Treasury
Department to the fact that there was
something wrong. He found that nearly
all the opium seized here came from the
Northwest, and also that hundreds of
Chinese were coming in from the same
Special Agent Noyes, in discussing the
matter yesterday, said: "I am not sur
prised that the changes have been made
because I knew they were coming. I was
the first one to make an investigation in
that district, and I found soma very
crooked work.
"There was a conspiracy among some of
the officials, and they had been engaged in
permitting the illegal entry of Chinese and
opium for over a year, and there is no way
of estimating the amount of money they
"During my investigation I recommended
the immediate removal of several officials,
which was done, and in ray report I ad
vised the dismissal of those removed yes
terday. It was at my request that Special
Agents Wood and Lewis were sent to
review my report, and -of course 1 am
pleased that they have sustained my inves
tigation." X:
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Max Popper Will Carry the Mail in
San Francisco.
Washington, June 20.— Max Popper
has been awarded the con tract for carry
ing the mails in the city of San Francisco
for the fiscal year beginning on the Ist of
July. The money involved in the con
tract is $12,000.
The following pensions have been
granted :t^BS
California: Original widows— Mary A.
Drake, Angelina Wetherbee.
Oregon: Increase— Thomas Kelsav.
The Secretary of War has ordered the
disc harge from the army of Private Ermiu
A. Tylor of Company B. Fourteenth In
fantry, at Vancouver Barracks. Wash.,
for desertion.
George S. Jeffery has been appointed
Postmaster of the newly established Post
office atGralnland, Butte County, Cal., and
Dorothy D. Allen at Vichy Springs, Men
docino County. ;_
Kenwood will hereafter be the name of
the Postoffice at South Los Qulllicos. So
noma County.
Mamie G. Alexander will be Postmis
tress at Grangeville, Tulare County, and
S. M. Wood at Blodgttt, Benton County,
John B. Treadwell of California has
been appointed special agent of the Gen
eral Land Office to examine surveys, and
Morris Bieu of California a clerk of the
fourth _ class by transfer from the topogra
phers of the geological survey.; '
A San Bernardino (Cal.) man was the for
tunate recipient of the first sugar license
issued by the Internal Revenue Bureau,
Commissioner Miller affixing his signature
to the same to-day.*J§§gj^p>;
Pacific Coast California: James
fTlMlPlfcHraiMWl III— I Mil IIIIMI ■tlii_ii^'___ii___iH___i _■_ w__ti i
C. Wood of Los Angeles, assignor of one
half tn H. R. Henderson, bedcoudh ; James
A. Lighthipe of San Francisco, coin con
trolled machine; Bernard W. McKenzie of
San Diego, hose strap fastener; Isaac D.
Goldman, assignor to I. P. Doolitte of Los
Angeles, hose band; James H. Jones of
San Francisco, rotary fan; Francis S.
Jerome of San Francisco, trunk; Milton
A. Wheaton of San Francisco, can heading
machine; Richard N. Brooks of San Fran
cisco, rotating index; Lewis Peterson of
San Francisco, advertising machine; Nor
ton H. Pine of Eureka, rope leader for
winding drums; Arthur D. Reynolds of
San Francisco, animal shears; > Juan F.
Satitellaua of San Francisco, leveling ma
chine and measuring telemeter; James C.
Wood of Los Angeles, bed-chair; John M.
Finch of Marysville, separator; Ellis A.
Messer and F. 3. Cox of Riverside, ladder:
August Pitch of Los Angeles, Riverside
plow; Fred O. Norton of Oroville, second
ary battery; Charles L. .Logan of Los An
geles, fare register.
Oregon— Owen P. Dabney, Salem, cane
stool; Carl M. Kartell of Marshfield. saw
setting device; Carl Hoffman of Roseberg,
receptacle for growing plants.
Washington— Alfred Williams of Seattle,
filter; George W. Prew of Tacoma. school
seat and desk; Richard Nash of Tacoma,
Men Killed While Returning
From the Suburban.
It Seems a Miracle That the Fatalities
Were Not Much nore
Special to The Mobnino Call.
New York, June 20.— A train on the
Long Island Railroad, upon which about
1000 persons were returning from Sheeie
head Bay races, was derailed this evening
in a tunnel a short distance from Parks
ville. Two persons were killed outright,
two died soon after being removed to the
hospital, and about ICO were injured,
many so seriously that they will not re
cover. The killed at the time of the acci
dent were: _X -
Patrick Daly, a court "officer, of New
York City.
H. S. Pringle of New Yoik.
Died In the hospital :
Henry Spink, Police Court Marshal, of
New York.
Robert Cutting, a policeman, of New
York. JO
B. J. McGnnigle.
Fritz Johnson.
John Simlay.
The Injured are: Hiram A. Maynard of
New York; Nicholas Foster of New York ;
P. Johnson of New York; Andrew Bar
tholomew of Saley Creek, N. V., left leg
cut off; James Fitzsimmons of New York,
foot cut off; Patrick Graham of New York;
J. B. Childs of Elizabeth, N.J.; E. C.
Hills of New YorK; Bronson J. Mc-
Kenna, a policeman, of New York;
Frank J. 1* inn of New York. Richard
Flynn of New York, William Herring of
Auburn, N. V. ; James Bradford of Pater
son, N.J.; Patrick Gibbs of Brooklyn,
Charles Herring of New York, Henry
Ruesch of New York, Hugh J. McGonigle
of Philadelphia, Philip . Isaacs of New
York. Frederick Sch.enjbergof New York,
Mr. Quinby, serious injuries, unconscious;
Mr. Addlcks of New York, internal inju
ries, unconscious; W. D. Ford, L. Foster
of New York and an unknown man, un
Many of the injured were taken In pri
vate conveyances or by friends to the New
York hospitals or to their homes.
As the train drew near the tunnel it
suddenly gave a jerk and jolt, and the en
gine and the first two cars ran along
bumping and reeling to the very mouth
or the tunnel, then broke loose and
were carried through. The other
part of the train pulled apart, the
first half dragging itself half way through
the tunnel. People jumped from the train
and fell upon the embankment to bo
bruise 4 and cut by the cars, and others
were bruised upon the rocks of the tunnel.
Women fainted and men became panic
stricken and trampled them and their
children under foot in the mad flight for
safety. When the train was finally shopped
cooler heads immediately began to render
assistance to the wounded, who lay along
the track, and orders to the Brooklyn
hospital, for ambulances were imme
diately sent. In tha meantime the wounded
were gathered up and stretched out upon
the grass on the embankment. Hundred
of persons, it is said, were placed there.
The people, who from their carriages ou
the driveway above looked down upon the
terrible scene, also rendered assistance.
The train, without doubt, was derailed by
a misplaced switch, for .it stood
there open after the accident in mute evi
dence. As the first two cars remained on
the track, it is clear that the switch was
shut when these passed over, but was
jolted loose and allowed the other part of
the train to be derailed.
Ainsworth and the Rest Are Now Out
on Bail.
Washington, June 20.— Colonel F. C.
Ainsworth, William E. Covert, superin
tendent of Ford's Theater building, and
Francis Sa.se, engineer, appeared volun
tarily in tne criminal court before Judge
McComns to-day and gave bail In 810,000
e.ich for their appearance before the grand
jury. D^nt, the contractor, was notable
to appear In court, but the sureties went
to his house and qualified there in the
same amount.
The army i'^rt of Inquiry to determine
the responsibility for 'he disaster will con
vene proba'u-y on Thursday.
To Fight for Silver.
Chicago, June 20.— The fir-t number of
Coin, a weekly periodical which assumes
to represent the aggressive silver element
of the Trans-Mississippi Congress, made
its appearance to-dar under the editorial
management of W. H. Harvey, late chair
man of the executive committee of the
Trans-Mississippi Congress.
Revolution in Barcelona.
London, June 20.— A dispatch from
Madrid says that a revolutionary outbreak
is reported to have taken place iv Barce
lona. Details are lacking.
Off for the Seashore.
Washington-. June 20. —Mrs. Cleveland,
Ruth and servants left for Buzzards Bay
this morning for the summer. The Presi
dent did not go.
Sir Richard Webster Gets
- '
Nevertheless Great Britain Must
Abide by the Decision of the
Bering Sea Tribunal.
Special to The Mobninq Call.
Paris, June 20.— Uoon the resumption
of the sitting of the Bering Sea Tribunal
of Arbitration to-day Sir Richard Webster,
counsel for Great Britain, continued his
argument in support of the British case.
The proceedings were temporarily enliv
ened by the intervention of Baron de
Courcelles, president of the tribunal, who
took exception to the statement by Sir
Richard, and'who took the opportunity to
instruct Sir Richard that the tribunal
knew its duties ar.d powers and could not
allow him to make statements 'lending to
the inference that Great Britain would
perhaps not abide by the decision of the
Sir Richard devoted part of his speech
to a reindictment of the management or.
mismanagement of the Pribyloff Islands,
both by the local United States authorities
and the agents of tbe Alaska Commercial
Company. Prior to 1889 these persons had
for obvious reasons. Sir Richard declared,
concealed the real state of affairs from the
authorities at Washington.
In the course of his remarks Sir Richard
maintained that both Great Britain and
the United States were under moral obli
gations to sanction by legislation whatever
regulations as to the seal fisheries the tri
bunal might adopt, but, lie added, this ob
ligation was not legally binding.
When Sir Richard made this statement
Baron de Courcelles interrupted him before
he could proceed further and in a sharp
tone said to him: "1 cannot allow you to
say that before us. We are conducting a
serious business. Neither country a party
to this arbitration can break its word and
reject the award made by this tribunal."
Sir Richard was a little taken back by
the sharpness of the president's tone, and
hastened to explain that a moral obliga
tion was as binding as a legal one.
In conclusion, Sir Richard said that it
must be left to each party to the arbitra
tion to take measures to enforce the regu
lations enacted by tbe tribunal.
Hon. C. H. Topper, Canadian Minister
of Marine and British agent, followed Sir
Ricbaad Webster. He read the statement
of facts regarding the seizures by the
United States of sealing vessels on which
both Great Britain and the United States
had agreed, and It was needless for thd
arbitrators to render any decision.
Spanish Dynamiters Fall Before Their
Own Infernal-Machine.
Madrid. June 21.— A large dynamite
bomb was exploded at midnight a few feet
from the house of Canovas del Castillo.
ex-Premier. The explosion was heard
thrnuchout the city, and ilia immediate
district was shaken as by an earthquake.
Three policemen ran to the spot and found
the dismembered body of a man in the
street and caught another man crawling
down the street on his hands and knees.
When arrested the man refused to say
what be know of tho explosion, but com
plained that be was severely wounded.
One of his legs is broken, his scalp is torn
and his face was covered with blood. He
was taken to the police station and identi
fied as one of the three men who had been
seen standing near the Canovas house
just before the explosion.
Many houses in the neighborhood were
badly damaged, having their windows
shattered and walls sprune, but none of
their occupants were injured. The news
of the explosion spread throughout the
city before 1 o'clock, and all the Cabinet
Ministers and conspicuous Deputies called
upon Canovas at once to congratulate him
on his escape.
It was reported at 12:30 o'clock that*
man with a petard under his coat had been
arrested near tho Bank of Spain.
The Fire Record.
The alarm from box 154 at 6:55 o'clock
last night was for a burning chimney at
770 Bryant street. .
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