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Provincial Government Objects to
MANILA, Nov. 6. The recent develop
ments In the Island of Samar have
caused the military authorities to take
.extraordinary precautions In the Island
of Leyte. The provincial government ob
jects to this on the ground that by re
ducing the authority of the civil Gov
ernor, they set a bad example to the
Disabling of the Warren.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. A dispatch
from Manila was received at the War De
partment today confirming the news that
the transport Warren had been disabled,
and stating that the Hancock, which had
just arrived at Manila, had been coaled
and dispatched to Kobe, Japan, where the
Warren now Is, to bring the Warren's
passengers to San Francisco. The Con
gressional party who has been visiting the
Philippines, were among the Warren's
Sailing: of tlxe Twenty-Eighth.
WASHINGTON, Nov. ft According to
orders published by the War Department
today two battalions of the Twenty-eigth
Infantry will sail from San Francisco on
the Grant about November 15, and the
other battalion will sail about December
1, probably on the Hancock.
Captain Carter to Have a Rehearing.
CHICAGO, Nov, 6. Oberlin M. Carter,
now a convict In the Government prison
at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and formerly
a Captain in the United States Engineer
Corps, is to have a rehearing of hte case
In a civil tribunal. He now has the as
surance of the Government authorities
that all evidence Is to be reviewed acaln
before Judge Kohlsaat, in the United
, States Circuit Court, In this city, the
ncaring 10 xajce piace prooaDiy in a few
months. Carter will be called as a wit
ness In his own behalf, and for the pur
pose of testifying In court he will be re
leased temporarily from his place of con
finement. This is the result of the suits
brought by the Government some months
ago In several Federal courts for the, pur
pose of recovering the proceeds of 5122,827,
which It was proved atthe court-martial
that Carter had " embezzled from the
United States. ' . k
DEATH Of EARL LI
China's Shrewdest States
man Passes Aftay.'
HIS HEALTH HAD BEEN FAILING
Effect on the Present Situation In
the Orient LI Hnng Chang's
Military, Political and Lit
PEKIN. Noy. 7. Li Hung Chang died
at U o'clock this morning. At midnight
last night ho rallied slightly. 'His family
had installed native doctors' In charge
df the patient, the regular physicians
having refused to attend him unless the
Chinese doctors were dismissed.
At 9 o'clock last evening Earl LI was
still breathing and displaying unexpected
vitality. The burial clothes had already
been put on. The courtyard of the
Yamun was filled with life-size paper
horses and chairs, with coolie bearers,
which his friends sent, in accordance with
Chinese customs, to be burled with him,
In order to carry his soul to heaven.
Several of the Ministers of the powers
called to express sympathy. The Chinese
officials are somewhat uneasy concerning
the effect his death will have on the
populace, and to guard against a possible
antl-forelgn demonstration, the Chinese
Generals have disposed of fhelr troops
about the city In such a way as to com
mand the situation. Trouble, however, Is
The wife of Earl LI and his two sons
and daughter were with him. They are
greatly distressed. Chinese officials
throng the Yamun. Telegrams have been
sent summoning Prince -Chlng, who la
now on his way to meet the court, and
Chou Fou, Provincial Treasurer, from
Pao Ting Fu. The former will assume
general charge of government affairs and
the latter will act as Governor of Chi Li
until LI Hung Chang's successor In that
office, who will probably be Num Shi
Kal, Is appointed.
Robert Coltman, an American, one of
the physicians attending LI, told the cor
respondent of the Associated Prees that
when he was called to act with Dr.
Velde, of the German legation, Novem
ber 1, he "found the patient very weak
from a severe hemorrhage, due to ul
ceration of the stomach.
"The hemorrhage was readily con
trolled," said Dr. Coltman, "but owing
to the underlying condition of chronic
gastritis, with persistent nausea, only the
mildest liquid food could be digested.
Tuesday he was cheerful and without
pain, but at 2 o'clock yesterday morning
he became unconscious and was no longer
able to get rid of the collection of mucus
which he had freely expectorated,"
Throughout the evening, digitalis was
frequently administered Earl Li's per
sistent .refusals to refratn-fromv attend
ing to government business aggravated
his malady, while the refusal of the fam
ily to permit certain measures customary
in Western medical practice for relieving
the stomach contributed to hasten the
Will Not Affect Treaty Negotiations.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. The death of
Earl LI will not, it Is believed here, affect
the execution of the undertakings Im
posed upon China in the protocol. Cer
tainly th6 United States Interests will not
be Involved directly, for all that remains
to be done at Pekin In which our Gov
ernment Is interested is the preparation
of trade and commercial treaties, and their
lines have been so clearly marked that
the work to be done Is almost mechanical,
and Is not likely to be retarded by LI
Hung Chang's death. A change In the
Manchurian situation Is expected. If LI
Hung Chang should die, and the United
States has a very considerable Interest in
the outcome of that matter. Li Hung
Chang la regarded here as strongly pro
Russian, and It is possible that his death
and the coming Into power In China as.
the director of foreign affairs of another
Prince less friendly to Russia might
hasten the day when Russia must relax
her hold upon Manchuria and allow the
country to be opened up to the commerce
of the world.
CAREER OF LI HUNG CHANG.
China's Greatest Statesman, Soldier
Tho cities that contended for the fame of
Homer's nativity were no more numerous than
the dates that are assigned to tho birth of LI
Huns Chang. The years 1823. 1825 and 1828
hae been named, each by would-be Infallible
authority. Onb native record names Jen-Woo,
the second year of the Emperor Ta,ou-Kwang.
Ll himself once remarked Indeed, many timed,
with meditative satisfaction that he was born
In the same year with General Grant. That
year was 1822, and as It exactly tallies with
the native record Just quoted, may well be ac
cepted as tho true date. The place of. his birth
Is less uncertain. It is the village of Hwel
Llng, In the province of Ngan-Wel, In he
Yang t so "Valley, and not far from the famous
former capital of the empire. Nankin.
Ll was the socond of five sons. Their father
was proerhially "poor but respectable," the
owner of a small farm, a literary degree, and
a boundless ambition for his sons. Tljey be
longed to the literary caste. Wherefore they
must be educated and tako degrees. No mat
ter if the family had to live on rice alono,
and a scanty supply at that, the boys must
go to school and college. Ll was sent to the
village school, and soon became known as
one of the brightest of all the scholars. Espe
cially did he excel In two respects, In memory
and In penmanship; and in these he excelled to
At 14 years of age the lad passed his first
examination, and took his baccalaureate de
gree. It was at Ngan-Klng. the prolnciaI
capital. He went thither with half a dozen
other boys from Hwel-Ling. and" as many
thousands from all parts of the provinces. He
passed his first examination at his first at
tempt, and with high honors; and came home
to Und his family and all the village In gala
attire to greet him.
In all branches of learning young Ll showed
himself most proficient, and he won from bis
Instructors and examiners many prophecies of
future greatness. In due time he passed his
second examination, and secured his master's
degree: and then the third, and his doctor's
degree. To enable him thus to complete his
studies, the family deprived itself of all but
tho barest necessaries of life. Even then
funds gave out. whereupon the peoplo of the
village made up a fund to help him through.
His second examination was in the famous
compound at Foo-Chow. over the gate of which
Is the Dantesque Inscription, "Let none but
able scholars enter here." Ll underwent this
ordeal, and his name was soon posted on the
"Drum Tower" as one of the succesful can
didates. For the third and final examination
he went to Pekin, where such are always held,
and came ou of It In triumph, with a doctor's
degreo and a mandarin's button of the fourth
grade. Then he became a member of the great
Han-Lin College, and apparently settled down
to a literary and bureaucratlo Ufa.
As a Soldier.
Tho Tal-Ping "War was the turning point In.
his career. When It broke out he was at his
old home. At first he hesitated whether to
i join tho rebels, and help them to restore the
Ming dynasty, the true Chinese dynasty, to
the Dragon Throne, or to remain loyal to
the T&Ktar government. But he decided
to stand by the Tartar dynasty. His
decision was made when 'the rebels In
vaded Ngan-Wet. He organized a local
militia and led It against them with much
success. Truly, ho was a born General. A
giant in stature and strength, be had also the
supreme gift of mastejy over men. Moreover,
having irot his first taste of blood he thirsted
for moni. So ho soon placed himself and his
militia it the service of the Viceroy of the
province, and was advanced by rapid stages tq
the rank of Taotal, with the command of a
division of the Imperial Army In Che-Klang.
As his division of the army was tho only ouo
that won victories and that did not get sys
tematically beaten by the insurgents, it pres
ently seemed tb the government advisable to
extend Ills authority; so that In 18G1 he was
made Footal, or military commander of the
prolncc of Klaug-Su, the seat ofsthe rebellion.
It was in that capacity that ho met with Gor
don, and secured the aid of that Illustrious
man In bringing the war to an end.
Whether the greater share of credit for tha
achievements of the "ever-victorious army"
should le given to Gordon or to Ll Is a ques
tion that may never be satisfactorily settled
Undoubtedly, Ll did much before- Gordon as
sumed command. But he did it in the old
way. He was a Chinaman, with Chinese Ideas
and methods. Just as his opponents were. Per
haps the troops of the latter were, on the
whole, better than his. It was a tedious con
flict, which bade fair to run on for many
years and to cost millions of lives. Gordon
ggfeigi iftrgHSSh; ' f 'MBreifeM-V
THE LATJEJ LI
Introduced Into It an entirely new clement, tb
w'lt, European Ideas and method. More than
that, he brought to it his own marelous per
sonality. It was to Li's e erlastlng credit that
he recognized the greathess of Gordon, and
gave him a free hand, so thnt the latter be
came practically the commander-in-chief of
the "cvcr-vlctorlous army." The story of hl"j
achievements reads like a fairy tale. Armed i
uuiy nuu u. rauan wuiiu, viuruun u.s ntr in
the forefront of the fight unharmed and tri
umphant. Thus bo led assaults upon walled
cities, and put to flight armies -10 times the hIzc
of his own. Thus he fought and won 33 bat
tles in 18 months, and ended a war that had
draggrd on for many years.
At its close Ll was rewarded with tho Order
of the Yellow Jacket, which only the Emperor
himself can wear beside. After the fall of
Soo-Cbow. Ll took up his abode In the palace
of the Chung Wang, whom he had slain, and
soon after removed to Nankin, where he be
came Governor-General. Ho was made a nobl
of tho third class, and received the Order of
the Twp-Eyed "Peacock Feather In 18GG ho
was sent to the north to crush the rebels of
Nlcn-Fi, which he did with dispatch. There
after ho was made Goernor-General of tho
two provinces of Hoo-Po and Ho-Nan. Again
In 1870 he was sent to tho north and west to
deal with the Tungans, or Mahometan5?, of
Kan-Su and Shan-Sl. Before he met the ene
my he was recalled to become Go ernor-Gn-eral,
or Viceroy, of Pe-Chl-Ll, but so great was
the- terror of his name that the rebls fled be
fore tho coming of his army, without striking
Ll Hung Chang had often been called the
Viceroy of China, but Incorrectly. Since 1871 he
had been Viceroy of Pe-Chl-Ll; nominally of
no higher rank or greater power than the
Viceroy of any other province In the empire.
But as Pe-Chl-Ll Is the province in which the
Imperial capital, Peking, is situated, he had
much greater power and closer relations with
the Emperor than it he had been ruler of a
more remote region. Apart from that circum
stance, his pre-eminence in Imperial affairs
was entirely due to his own ability and force
of character. He had never until recently been
a Minister of the empire. He had practically
controlled the foreign affairs of China, yet
never was Foreign Minister, nor oven a mem
ber of the Tsung-Ll-Yamun. Ho had been the
head, practically, of the war and nay de
partments, the home and colonial departments,
the postal and telegraphic departments; In
fact, of all the bureaus of the government
rolled Into one. Yet there never was a mo
ment when With a single stroke of his pen ho
might not have been dismissed from all his
offices, deprived of all hlo power and retired to
It was the Tlen-Tsin massacre that brought
Ll into the Governorship of Pe-Chl-Ll. That
hideous atrocity camo perilously near upsetting
tho Chlng dynasty. Only the strong hand of
Ll in the imperial province saed 1L And he
was much troubled to know how to straighten
out affairs. Ho made his home at Tlen-Tsin,
rather than at Pekin, in order to be free from
the conventionalities and tho Intrigues of the
Forbidden City. He set himself diligently to
work to Introduce as many "foreign improve
ments" as possible, without actually yielding
to fore'gn Influence. He Improved the school
system, Introduced telegraphs and railroads,
and reorganized the army and navy on Euro
pean models. And all the while he remained
a true Chinaman. Ho would not condescend to
learn any European language, nor to adopt any
European manners or customs. He would not
even employ foreigners, except to a "very lim
ited extent. His two European aids were two
Germans, Mr. Detring and Major von Hanne
kin. Ll was not always entirely submissive to
the will or caprice of the Tartar Emperor. On
one noteworthy occasion a powerful court In
trigue was formed against him, and he was
ordered to come to Peking. The Intention was
to take him severely to task for some of his
acts, probably to degrade him, possibly to put
him to death. The Viceroy obeyed the sum
mons. But be took with him his army of
CO, 000 men, drilled and armed according to the
best European system, a force easily capable
of "clearing out" the whole capital Jn a few
hours. He grimly marched his army to the
gates of the city, and sent In a message to the
Emperor, which was, of course, filled with ail
possible Oriental courtesy, but which prac
tically amounted to, "Well, here I am. What
do you want of me?" The court suddenly die-
(Concluded on Second Page.)
A DRAMATIC SOENE
Raynor Brought, Tars at the
., Naval Courtof Inquiry.
SCHLEY WAS DEEPLY MOVED
One Woman Fainted and Many
Wept Judges, Spectators and Op- -poBingGoancll
the Maryland Lawyer.
WASHINGTON; Nov. 6. The climax of
the Schley court of Inquiry came this af t
ernoon,. when Mr. Raynor, the chief coun
sel for Admiral Schley, concluded a bril
liant argument of over three hours with
a peroration so eloquent and Impassioned
that all within the sound of his Voice were
profoundly touched. This remarkable
trial, ho said, sought to condemn the man
who had brought to a succpgsful termina
tion as great a naval triumph as was
ever won. In vivid colors he painted the
picture of the Brooklyn, with Commodore
Schley on the bridge, fighting the entire
Spanish fleet until the Oregon appeared
out of the smoke. The thunders of the
Brooklyn, music for the" ears of his coun
trymen, he said, aroused Admiral Schley's
envious foes. He pictured the victorious:
sailor suffering as few have suffered for
three long years while the fires of perse
cution leaped around him, and now await
ing the hour of his vindication In the ver
dict of the court.
"And when It comes," he concluded, "he
can, from the high, exalted position that
he occupies, look down upon his traducers
and mallgners, and with pride exclaim:
'I care not for the venomous gossip of
clubs, drawing'rooms and cliques, and the
poisoned shafts of envy and malice. I
await, under the guidance of dlvlno prov
idence, the verdict of posterity.' "
Thrilling Scene In Court.
The scene in the courtroom as he fin
ished with those words was thrilling. The
attendance had been large all day, and
at tho morning session a lady had fainted
from excitement. As Mr, Raynor began
his eulogy of Admiral Schley, those In
the audience, many of whom were ladies,
leaned forward In their seats. The spell
of his oratory was over them, and when
he described the Admiral's gallant deeds
and the long persecution to which he had
been subjected, many of them broke down
and wept. The members of the court dis
played evident emotion, and Admiral
Schley himself was plainly moved. He
sat leaning back, with his hands behind
his head. His chin twitched, and as his
counsel said he could afford to await the
verdict of posterity, two big tears rolled
down his cheeks. He moved uneasily to
conceal his emotion, and, under the pre
tense of adjusting his glasses, brushed the
tears aside. For fully 30 seconds after Mr.
Raynor closed there was not a sound.
Then the tension broke In e loud burst
Admiral Dewey, after about a half min
ute, arose to remind the spectators that
such a demonstration was out of place.
A moment afterward the court adjourned,
the Judge-Advocate pleading jthat he could
not well go on today. Then another re
markable thing happened. As soon as the
gavel fell, the entlro audience surged for
ward to shake the hands of Admiral
Schley and Mr. Raynor. But the oncom
ing spectators fell back a moment as
they saw Admiral Dewey and his two
assistants move around the table, as if
by a common Impulse, and congratulate
Admiral Schley and his counsel. Even
Captain Lemly, the Judge-Advocate, came
forward t to join in the congratulations.
Then the public had Its inning, and for 15
minutes after the court adjourned, Ad
miral Schley and Mr. Raynor were kept
busy shaking hands.
Mr. Raynors argument consumed the
whole day of the court, except for half
an hour at the opening, which Captain
Parker, his associate counsel, occupied In
concluding. Mr. Raynor took up the spec
ifications ono by one. reserving those re
lating to the retrograde movement until
the last. So far as he was able to do so,
he used the testimony of the department's
witnesses to prove" his contentions. With
regard to the retrograde movement, which
he discussed with greater seriousness than
the other specifications, he adduced In jus
tification not only all of Admiral Schley's
reasons for believing the Spanish fleet was
not In Santiago, but he argued that every
officer charged with the responsibility of
command necessarily must be clothed
with discration in carrying out instruc
tions. He displayed good temper in ad
verting to the testimony of most of the
officers, especially the ranking officers,
who seemed to contradict his client, giv
ing them In each case credit for honesty
of purpose. But with a few be dealt un
sparingly. Wood, Potts and Bristol he
held up to ridicule.
Captain Lemly will begin tho closing ar
gument tomorrow afternoon, as the eourt
will not ho.d a session tomorrow morn
ing. Mrs. Dewty has been indisposed re
cently, and the Admiral will devote thf
forenoon tomorrow to removing hr from
their heme In the suburbs to their city
Captain Parker talked for 25 minute.
He maintained that the blockade of San
tiago was effective. He defended Commo
dore Schley's reconnoissanco of May 31,
sa ing he had acted wisely In determining
the actual conditions. In this line of pol
icy, he said that Commodore Schley's con
duct was paralleled by that of Admiral
Dewey In Asiatic waters when the latter
remained for several days lu Mlrs Bay.
Regarding the loop made by the Brooklyn,
Captain Parker declared It was the wisest
move that could have been made. All
talk about the Brooklyn going to the
southward ho characterized as 'moon
shlne." "If the Spanish gunners could have shot
as the Americans did," declared Captain
Parker, "Admiral Schley, In stead of be
ing on trial, ashe Is today, would be In
a sailor's grave."
Referring to the Hodgson controversy,
Captain Parker said that he really be
lieved Hodgson desired to tell the truth.
but, unfortunately, he had told a different !
story every time he had opened his mouth '
Captain Parker said he did not know how
tho alleged controversy over the danger )
of colliding with the Texas started, except J
from the story which had been tool by J
the Captain of the Iowa. The speaker i
was very sarcastic In his allusion to Cap.
tain Evans' alleged statement regarding
the damage he had done to the Spanish
ships. Captain Parker cortcluded with a
glowing tribute to Admiral Schley.
Mr. Rnynor's Argument.
Mr. Raynor began his argument at 11:25
A. M. He paid a compliment to Judge
Advocato Lemly and his assistant, Mr.
Hanna. for the "most judicial Impartial
ity with which they have managed this
case." Mr. Raynor made a plea for the
consideration of questions from what was
at that time Commodore Schley's point of
"Let us." he said, "put ourselves in his
place and see what the circumstances
were. We all know now what It would
have been wise to do."
Discussing dispatch No. 7, known as
the "Dear Schley" letter, Mr. Raynor
contended that the order conveyed In that
message made it Incumbent upon Commo
dore fichley to remain at Clenfucgos. He
declared that this was the key to tho
whole case, and It did not admit of any
other construction than that Schley should
remain at Clenfuegos. In support of Ihls
contention he read tho departments' or
'dcrs to Admiral Sampson. He then took
up the McCalla memorandum, the message
delivered by the Eagle to Commodore
Schley, and the testimony of Lieutenant
Hood, and declared that Admiral Schley
was the victim of an unfortunate combi
nation of circumstances, that left him In
total darkness as to the location of the
Concerning the question of coaling at
sea, Mr. Raynor read the testimony of
several witnesses to prove the great dif
ficulties such a task Involved. He said
that all they wanted to prove was that
Admiral Schley was honest when he In
formed the department of his increased
anxiety regarding- the ""char supply" mid
that he acted according to the dictates of
his own conscience. He was propared to
prove that one ship could not have fol
lowed the Spaniards six hours, and have
had enough coal left to return to Key
Coming to the reconnolssance of May
31, Mr. Raynor contended that it had been
Commodore Schley's chief Intention to de
velop the Spanish land batteries, and in
this, he said, he had been eminently suc
cessful. He claimed that the man who
was In command at such a time should
be given great discretion, for he must
necessarily know more of the situation
than the gentlemen who made out battle
plans at home or charts with compass
and lead pencil, and direct other people
thousands of miles away how to fight a
Mr. Raynor referred satirically to the
testimony of Lieutenant Bristol, saying
among other things:
"His vision was a divine inspiration.
Sextants and stadlmetcrs, compass bear
ings, Government measurements and hy
drogruphlc plans wero all dim and ob
scure in comparison with tho miraculous
power of his unaided vision, 'which lit up
and Illuminated the entire harbors of
Clenfuegos and Santiago, with the uner
ring precision of the morning sunbeams.
Government experts with mathematical
accuracy had measured the heights of
Morro Castle, and Zocopa battery, but
down they went 100 feet when they en
countered Bristol's miraculous eye."
" Mr. Raynor next came to the considera
tion of Admiral Sampson's interview with
the commander of the flyjng squadron,
especially referring to Admiral Schley's
testlmdny relative to the directions of
Admiral Sampson, with reference to at
tacks upon land batterlos. He also re
ferred to Captain Chadwick's testimony In
this, connection, and said that Admiral
Schley's statement being affirmative, was
much more entitled to credence than was
Captain Chadwick's, which was negative..
He said that Captain Chadwick had given
testimony as to only one statement that
was made In that interview, which could
havo been uttered In SO seconds, while
Chadwick himself had admitted that the
Interview lasted nearly 25 minutes, and
Admiral Schley had placed the time at
three-quarters of an hour. Mr. Raynor
said he thought that Captain Chadwick
had been forgetful, but that no charge
could bo made against him on that score.
Admiral Schley, however, who had given
positive testimony, would be guilty' of
perjury If his statement was not true.
"They must have talked about some
thing." he ?ald. "and what would they be
more likely to have discussed than the
guns on the south coast of Cuba, whither
Commodore Schley was then bound?"
Reverting to the blockade of Clenfuogos,
Mr. Raynor said Captain McCalla had ad
mitted on the stand that He himself had
disobeyed orders In not leaving the Eagle
oft that port when he left for Key West.
He did not, he said, mean to criticise Cap
tain McCalla, but If he was not to be
censured for disobedience of orders, why,
he asked, should Admiral Schley be.
Loop Was a Success.
After luncheon Mr. Raynor discussed tho
ninth specification, which dealt with the
loop of the Brooklyn on July 3,and the
possibility of Colliding with the Texas.
Mr. Raynor said he stood upon the testi
mony of Captain Cook, who, all things
taken together, had the best opportunity
I to glvtj all the Information about the loop.
What might have happened had the
Brooklyn turned to port was purely a
matter of conjecture. The turn In the
other direction was completely suc
cessful. It was Intimated that the
turn to the southward had been
to get away from the enemy, yet it was
an Indisputable fact that the turn had
brought the Brooklyn closer to the Span
ish fleet, and that she received 30 of the 43
shots which struck the American ships.
Captain Cook's testimony, he said, Illu
mined this maneuver and he planted him
self upon this testimony.
Mr. Raynor then discussed the testl-
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SCHH11TZ 18 MAYO
Union-Labor Candidate Won
PLURALITY IS ABOUT 4000
lie Issues a Statement Assuring Mer
chants nnd Financiers That They
Keed Hmc No Fcnrs That His Pol
icy Will Be a Radical One.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6. The now
complete unofficial returns, as complied
by Reglstrir Walsh, show that yester
day's election resulted In the choice of
the following to fill the principal public
offices at tho disposal of the people:
Mayor, Eugene Schmttz, Union Labor;
Audltorr Henry Baher. Rep: City Attor
nev, Franklin L. Kane, Dem: Sheriff,
John Lakmann, Rep; Tax Collector Ed
ward J. Smith, Rep; Treasurer, Edmond,
Godchaux, Dem; County Clerk Albert B.
Mahony, Rep: District Attorney, Lewis
F. Bylngton, Dem; Coroner, Dr. Thomas
B. W. Leland, Dem: Public Administra
tor, John Firnham, Rep. The Democrats
elected nine Supervisors, the Republicans
six and the Union Labor par three.
Schmltz was elected by a plurality of
4I5S votes. Wells, tho Republican candi
date, ran second in the race and Tobln.
Dem, a hopeless third. In the other fights
it was n question of personal popularity
more than political affiliations that de
cided the fate of candidates.
The success of Mr. Schmltz and the
Union Labor party brings a new and im
portant factor into California politics.
Last May, the members of the Teamsters
Union went on a strike, and the City
Front Federation, composed of steve
dores, marine firemen and othfr water
front employes, struck in sympathy. The
Employers Association, composed of tho
principal merchants and manufacturers,
was organized to oppose the strikers, and
there was a bitter struggle, lasting for
several months. The strlkors held out for
a formal recognition of the unions, nnd
the employers refused to accede. Finally,
the men went to work with the under
standing: that their employers would not
discriminate against them because thev
were union men. and that nonunion men
should not be discharged to make room
for union men. The result of the strug
gle was the formation of the Union Labor
party, and the nomination pf a complete,
union municipnl ticket.
The labor men evidently voted sol'dlv
for the had of the ticket, but scattered
their votes on candidates for other olhps.
They may elect .three Supervisors. UndT
the niw charter the Mnvor has groit
power, and appoints the Boards of Edu
cation. Public Works. Police. Park and
SGIIMITZ ISSUES A STATEMENT.
Merchants and Financiers Assured
They Have Xothing to Fear.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6. Mayor
Elect Schmltz today Issued tho following
"I wish to say to the merchants nnd
financiers of the city that thoy need en
tertain no fears whatever of any actions
upon my part tending to Inaugurate a
radical or revolutionary policy of munici
pal government. Invested capital will b
given the consideration It deserves, and
it will be mv aim to see that business
Interests suffer nothing. I will consider
nil classes nnd try to harmonlzo all In
terests which stand for tho upbuilding
of San Francisco."
Alojcr Dock Moved.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. P The Algiers
dpek was today towed from Chalmettc.
whero it anchored at midnight, to the
naval site just below Algiers, without
mishap. Some hours will be expended In
securing the great structure to the now
anchorage provided. Tho formal ceremo
nies attending the recaption of the deck
will take place this evening.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
Attorney Raynor began hi argument In behalf
of Schley. Page 1.
The applicant and spectators were moved to
tears, and one woman fainted. Page 1.
Raynor received the congratHlattens of tho
court and department counsel. Page 1.
Schmltz. Union Labor candidate, elected Mayor
of San Franchwo by a plurality of 4158
votes. Page 1.
Democrats In Maryland w 111 have a majority on
Joint ballot In the Legislature. Page 2.
Seth Low's plurality Is 20.81. rage 2.
LI Hung Chang Is dead. Page 1.
The Froch troops have not yet landed at
Mltjlcne Island. Pag" 3.
The British Cabinet dlacupsed the Franeo-Turk-
lsh dispute. Page .1.
The Panama. Canal has been atTarcd" to tho
Isthmian Canal Commission. Page 3.
Ten perrons "perished In the burning of a Wis
consin theater. Pate 3.
General H. C. Corbln and Miss Bdythe Patten
were" married at Washington. Page 3.
A man and woman were arrested at St. Louis
suRfcted of complicity in the Wagner train
robbery. Page 5.
Neither !We scored In tlw University of Ore-gon-UnUerslty
of Idaho football game.
Al Nelll matched to fight "Mysterious" Billy
Smith In Portland. Page 5.
Pacific Co nut.
The state tolls the Jury what It expects to
prove In the Considlne casd. Page 4.
Oregon hopgrawers meet and Just about com
plete the pool recently decided upon. Page 4.
Mllltonalro De La Mar takes a ?200.000 bond
on a Southern Oregon copper mine. Page 4.
Cnrcmerclnl and Marine.
Barks Donna Francisco and Galgorn Castle will
load wheat at Portland. Page 11.
New dredge of North Pacific Lumber Company
tested. Page 11.
New York stock market dominated by reported
settlement of Northern Pacific controversy.
Domestic and foreign commercial news and
quotations. Page 13.
French bark Belen arrives at Astoria, and four
vessels put to sea. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
A proposed new boulevard frem Brooklyn to
Sellwood. Pace 10.
New Front-street railway franchise presented
to City Council. Page 10.
Fourth-stretit pavement report adopted by City
Council. Page 10.
No agreement In Oregon delegation over Fed
eral appointments. Page 8.
More money for great 1005 fair, theugh stock
lists are not ready. Page 8.
Narrow gauge railroad from Reno under con
tract to build Into Lake County, Oregon.