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OL. HI. NO. 822.
GOLD HAS CERTAINLY WON
Unqualified Declaration is Ex
pected at St. Louis.
NO BOLT OF SILVER MEN
Even Mark llnnim Acknow ledsesTlint
the Gold Mundard Plunk Im In the
Ascendant CompoMltiou otthe Hes
olutlons Committee Confirm- tlio
Belief Teller CuIIh a Conference.
Bt. Louis, June 15 Gold has carried th
1 his assertion, made through the United
Press, by Senator Henry Cabot-Lodge, at
an early hour this afternoon, put a new
phase on the IlDjnci.il situation and over
turned several of the plans which had been
formed by those who expected a different
Mr. Lodge figured that twentj-two out
01 the forti-five Statts, now forming the
Union, had each selected a member ot tic
committee on resolutions ravorablc to the
gold standard, aud that two or t line West
ern States were l!kel to follow suit, thus
ensuring a clear ruajoritv.
The Ohio men somewhat reluctantly
recognized that Jlr. Lodge was speaking
b) the card Mr. Oeorge A. ltoberuoa.
editor or the Cleveland (Ohio) Recorder,
who has nude a sieclalt ot fashioning
the views of the Ohio leaders ill llii- mat
ter, taw cx-Stcretarj Foster, and asked
him If he did not know that the rcoplenll
through Northern Ohio were for silver.
He replied "The people or Ohio are he
publicans, and thej will stand by sound
Republican doctrine. Free silver is a
bcresj and they do not want it."
GROSVEXOU SAYS ALL RIGHT.
Gen. Grosvenor who is regarded almost
as the mouthpiece of McKinley. said. "The
platform will be all right. There will be
no occasion for the East to Complain on
that score. It will be discussed a good
deal more but it is reall) settled just the
same that the declaration will be for
And even Mr. Mark Hanna could not
disputo the fact that the gold standard
nla.uk was in the ascendant. It is some
what singular that Illinois, which turned
the scale in favor of McKlnley by instruct
ing for him in stead ot for Cullom took
a leading part in shaping the course of the
middle Western States today by adopting
a gold plank by the decisive vote of 4.2
The action or the Idaho State delegation
may perliins be significant of an Intent to
bolt. It selected all of the usual officers
appointed by btate delegations except
so'ne one to wait upon the nominee for
President and Vice President.
Beyond this and the exceedingly soft
money plank adopted by the Iowa dele
gation, wlio fav ored gold, sllv cr and paper
kept on a parity liv the enactment of laws
to accomplish It," there were no very
signiflcnnt finnciil features in the meet
ings of the State delegations which hav
occupied su much of the da.
MANY COMMITTEE CHANGES.
In the selection of national committee
rren for next year, however, many men of
national repute were turned down. ilr.
William H. Hahn. so long a potent factor
lu Ohio politics, disappears from the list,
ns does also the equali well known Geu.
James 8. Clarksou ot Iowa, and cx-PresI-det
Harrison's friend, J. N. Huston of
ilr. Chaunccy I. rilley of Missouri, sus
tained another defeat at the hands of his
old opponent, Mr. Kerens, and Col. Will
lam Lamb, chairman of the Republican
Stale Committee of Virginia, and leader
otthe Reed forces in that State, was com
pelled to retire from the national commit
tee in favor of a gentleman holding differ
Thecaseof Mr.Josepli H.Manley of Maine
Is still under advisement b his delegation
with an Intimation that trey will probably
consider his recent offense in givlug up
the Rep, hlp as one of the head ratherthan
of the heart, and will keep in his committee
Today's proceedings seem not only to
have settled the financial plank, but the
tariff plank also of the next national Re
publican platform A sketch of the pro
posed tariff propositions, which. It Is said,
was either drawn up by Major McKinlcy
himself or was submitted to him for ap
proval, proposes an increase of duties all
along the line sufficient for the needs of the
Treasury and the reirppneitfon of protective
duties on wool and sugar.
GOLD STRENGTH GROWING.
The gold men are steadily increasing
their strength among the northwestern
delegations, which were supposed to be
favorable to a bimetallic standard. Fri-ot
of this was shown tonight in a financial
plank which wasdrarted by Gov.Mcrriarn
of Minnesota and submitted to Mr. Piatt
of New York as erabodj.ing the views ot
the western McKlnley men.
This plank is identical with the resolu
tion adopted by the New York delega
tion today, which declares for the main
tenance of the present gold standard and
condemns the free coinage of sliver ex
cept by international agreement.
It contains an aiJitional provlsnn, how
ever, that the silver now in circulation
shall be maintained at a parity with gold.
This is understood to have been Inserted
with a view to satisfjing the friends ot
silver that no attempt will be made. In
the event of Republican success next
Nov ember to degrade the silver money now
Mr. Piatt sent for Senator Lodge ot
Massachusetts, and Messrs. Qulgg end
Lautcrbach of New York, and other gen
tlemen during the course of the evening
and consulted with them regarding Gov.
Merriam's proposition. There was an una
nlmitv of expression among those who were
consulted that the parity clause should be
eliminated and this being done. It was
returned to Gov. Merrlam for his approval
The Ohio managers of McKlnley deny all
knowledge of Gov Merriam's plank and say
that it is one or the many tentative proposi
tions which have been advanced, ami which
must be referred to the committee on resolu
tions Thev themselves have acquainted
Gov. Porakcr with their wishes and lie will
licprepareiltorepresent them when the com
mittee meets, it is an open secret at Ohio
headquarters that fiey do not wish the
wonl "gold" to appc.ir so prominently In
thcplatlorm.ashas been suggested in some
They will agree to a declaration that the
money of the country shall be as sound as
gold or some slmilarexpresion, but they are
iil-tlsposcd to make the statement broader.
There is a maniri-st purpose on Mie imrt
of the antl McKinley men to delay Ue
nominations as long as possible. It Is
whispered about the Southern Hotel at
midnight Hint romr or these gentlemen
entertain the hope that by prolonging the
contest a better opportunity will be
arforded of presenting a stronger front
to the SIcKinley forces.
One of Mr. Piatt's lieutenants, at mid
night, informed a United Press reporter
that they would stubbornly oppose the
formation of the committee on resolutions
until the committee on credentials had
made Its report audit bad been acted upon
by the convention.
Their contention is that until the conven
tlonhastakeiicognizauce of the contestants
It w ould be manifestly improper to instruct
the committee on resolutions. Their pro
gram Is to devote the first daj's session to
the temporary organization and the forma
tion of the Credentials committee.
The second day they desire that the con
vention shall consider the committee's re
port and when this has been done an ad
journment Is to be taken In order that
the third day mav be devoted to the plat
form, t'ms carrjlng the nominations over
The MjKlnloy men say In answer to this
that, representing a nrge majority of jhe
convention, they will cut out the work to
suit themselves without submitting to the
dictation of the minority.
I NO BOLT ON SILVER.
There will be no dramatic exit from the
national convention, nor will there be held
any separate convention by the free silver
the Western men foresee defeat and will
accept It as philosophically as possible, al
though not without vigorous protests both
here and at home.
No formal conference of the faction of
the party was held today, but Mr. Teller,
wherever he has happened to be. has been
the magnet tbutattracted every silyr man
In Bt. Louis. The private talks be V had
with those who believe with him has con
vinced him that the sliver element of the
party Is in deadly earnest and -will not ac
cept an thing short of u clear cut and un
equivocal declaration for tho free and un
limited coinage ot silver at the ratio op
"The managers of Major McKlnley's
campaign are conducting themselves In a
faslilou that, to speak mildly. Is fool
ish," said Senator Teller this evening.
"Do they thiuk that the voters or the
silver States are to be misled by any
catch penny phrase they may Insert in
the platform?" continued Mr. Teller. "Tu
believe thus Is an insult to the Intelligence
of the people of the West. It matters
nothing to us whether the word 'gold'
appears in the platform, or whether the
crrort Is mm!" to slide under the terms
TELLER CALLS A CAUCUS.
"Everjbody knows that theymean the
same thing, and our people would have
Infinitely more respect for the Republican,
party If It came out plainly for gold In
stead of foisting upou them a misernl-'e
straddle. Wo have respect for those who
arc opposed to us and who boldly assume
their position. Uut with parties, as with
men. respect disappears and we hnve
nothing but contempt for those who have
not the courage of their convictions."
Mr. Teller has colled a caucus for to
morrow evening of the free silver menilxrs
ot the committee on resolutions. He
recognizes the fact that the free silver men
are in a hopeless minority, but they will
go over the groand as carefully us if
they controlled the situation.
Knowing that they are to meet defeat,
plans for the future will doubtless be
discussed. When it comes to the meeting
ot the committee, a plank declaring for
free coinage, as interpreted by Mr. Teller,
will be submitted by him.
This, of course, will be voted down. A
compromise will then be offered In the
shape of a preposition to coin the Ameri
can product only. This, too, will meet
the fate of the more advanced proposition.
It is not improbable that n third propo
sition promising future legislation fnvor
nble to silver will he submitted, the silver
men not abandoning hope until every effort
has been rejected.
FIGnT IN THE CONVENTION.
The fight will then be carried Into the con
vention, rosslbly these same propositions
may be submitted there: they certainly will
be if the chairman of the cominllt.se will
entertain the motion. If the financial
plank becomes a subject for debate as it
is believed It will be, SenntorTeller, Senator
Dubois. Congressman Hnrtmnn and others
of thesilver leader, will make brier speeches
outlining their position and warning the
convention that any p'ank. however It may
be worded, other than a freecolnagedeclar
ntlon. will cause the defeat of the ticket
in every silver State or the West. It Is
understood that while Mr. Teller's speech
will be earnest to the point of Intense
vehemence, he will not then and there liolt
theconventlon and leave underthetiramatic
circumstances that have sometimes lieen
pictured His speech will, however, repre
sent the views ot every silver delegate
to this convention, and It Is possible, even
probable, that some men will refrain fro'n
further participation In the business of the
The most prominent of the silver leaders
Is authority for the statement tonight that
no convention or meeting senarateroin the
regular convention will he called in behalf
of the free siiicrites Whtmay be done
In future Is still undetcrmircd.
The action or the convention In denying
the demands or the silver men, will not.
however, be permitted to go without
official protest. A declaration Is to he
prepared setting forth the views of the
silver men and warning the country of
the sure disaster to follow the adoption
of ttie platform agreed upon and the
election of a, President pledged to either
a gold standard or the present order of
things. The rough draft of this manifesto
f-- l e subject of several conferences to
MAKERS OF THE PLATFORM.
Nearly Complete List of the Committee
St. Louis, June in The committee en
resolutions which will prepare and report
the platform to the convention as far a
perfected, tonight, follows
Alabama, II. V- Cashun; Arkansas, John
McClu re: California . A . B Lemon; Colorado,
Henry M. Teller; Connecticut, feamuel Fes
seniieii; Delaware. T. Edward "Ldiltck".
Florida, ; Georgia, ; Idaho, Tred
T. Dubois; Illinois. II. W. Patterson: In
diana, Gen. Lew Wallace; Iowa, J. H.Gear;
Kansas, ; Kentucky, ; Louisiana,
; Maine, Amos T. Allen; Maryland,
James A. Oarv; Massachusetts. Henry
Cabot Lodge, Michigan, M. 8. Brewer:
Minnesota, W. R Merrlam: Missis
sippi, ; Missouri, F. G. Neldringhau8;
Montana. C II. Hartman: Nebraska, Tetcr
Jansen: Nevada. ; New Hampshire,
Frank 8. Streeter: New Jerse, Frank Ber
gen; New York, Edward LauterNich; North
Carolina, M L. Mott; North Dakota, ;
Ohio, J B. Foraker; Oregon, Charles S.
More; Pcnnsjivauia, 8medley Darlington;
Rhode Island, Walter A. Reed; South Can.
Una, : South Dikota. David Williams;
Tennessee, : Texas, Webster Flanagan;
Utah, Frank J. Cannon: Vermont. ;
Virginia, ex-Congressman Brads: Wash
ington, Andrew F. Burleigh; West Virginia,
F. M Kevnolds; Wisconsin, ; Wyoming.
; District of Columbia, ; New Mexi
co, : Oklahoma, Henry E. Asp; Indian
Territory, ; and Alaska, .
shouted" for reed.
Monster Demonstration by Supporters of
St. Louis. Mo, June 15 The political
caldron has been boiling over all day in
The streets In the neighborhood of the
Southern Hotel have been almostimpassable
all the day and are tonight still more con-"
gested. Down Fifth street, at 8 o'clock,
with banners anil bands and transparencies,
marched an immense army of thesupporters
ot Reed, halting at the Southern, where
cheers for their favorite rent the air.
As many of this immense throng as could
wedge their way up the wide stone stair
case end into the Hoed headquarters did
so, and for hours speeches were made in
support of the candidacy of the Maine
aspirant for the Presidency. '
The meeting broke up in great enthu
siasm, and the thousands wlm took part
in It, or who remained outside, counter
marched at a late hour up Fifth street
to their separate club quarters attended by
a large crowd ot spectators.
Another demonstration ot a similar char
acter was taking place at the same time
at Convention Hall in favor of the candi
dacy ot McKlnley. Speeches of an equallly
laudatory character wire made and the.
demonstrations of enthusiasm equalled, if
they did not surpass, those in honor of
Mr. Heed. Whatever idea of lameness in
connection Willi passing events may have
been entertained a few days ago, has
vanished. At the Reed meeting speeches were
made by Gov. Cleaves of Maine, Hon.
Lewellyu Powers, W. T. Haines, Harold
M. Sewed. II. M. Heath, all of Maine:
Curtis Guild, jr., ot Massachusetts: Curtis
Wentvvorth, secretary of the Massachusetts
leaguc;aud Mr. Gould of Mississippi. The
Apollo Quartet ot Bangor, sang.
Colored Men Are for Connecticut's Fa
vorite Son at St. Louis.
pu louis Mo., June 15. A meeting or
colored delegates, presided over by Col.
I'errj Carson, of Washington, D. C , today
adopted resolutions pledging their support
to Connecticut's favorite son, ex-Gov.
Morgan G. Bulkeley, of Hartford, for the
high office of Vice President ot the United
Tho resolutions declare: "We believe
in him the colored man will have a true
and firm friend; lojal as he has been in
the past and a man who will do much to
alleviate the state of affairs that obtained
in localities where unjust discrimination
is made against the negro In the matter
of Irancblse. ,
Delaware Delegation Orcanlzes.
St. Louis, June lt The Delaware dele
gation, while vet excluded from the tem
porary roll of the convention, met this
morning and organized as follows Chair
man, J. Edward Addicks; committee on
credentials, J. Frank Allee; permanent
organization, C. R. Layton; resolutions,
J. Edward Addicks; notification of Presi
dent, H. R. Burton; honorary vice president.
Dr. H. B. Burton; honorary secretary, A.
J. Connor: national committeeman, J.
No fllKcins-AddlokH Compromise.
St. Louis, Mo., June 15. Reports of a
compromise between the Hlfrgins and Ad
dicks forces In Dele ware are denied em
fihatlcally by the Biggins men who say
hey are either en title rui complete rep
resentation or to notliffip, and they will
accept no half way measures.
DISTRICT CONTEST TABLED
Committee Is lired of the
NEW "ANTI-CARSON PLOT
Opposition ItequeMtn tho National
Committee to HovokotlieDeleKu ten'
Illlllit to Nume tile Committeeman.
Tuey Allege Crooked Primaries and.
Attempt tobtlr Up u Scandal.
From a Staff Correspondent.
fit. Louis, Mo , June 15 When tho na
tional committee met In executive session
this morning Chairman Carter called up the
District of Columbia contest und stated
that an application had Ix-en filed by Messrs.
Bailey, Saunders, Nauck and Holland re
questing that Uieir names, together with
their alternates, be placed ou the temporary
Chairman Carter made a lengthy state
ment, quoting rroni a report on the election
last Junuary by Myron W. Parker, chair
man ot the election committee, appointed
by him under authority granted by the na
tional committee This report set out that
there was great violence and disorder dur
ing the canvass and that on accountof not
having proper election machinery a fair
election was impossible.
It was also stated that persons now In
St. Louis were protesting vigorously against
any additional representation for the Dis
trict, and some even favored tnking away
all representation In the natloual conven-
Aftcr some further discussion a motion
was made to place the names or the fou r a p
pllcaotsandthclralternatcsontheteinporary Perry Carson then aroe and made a
telling speech, protesting against the mo
tion. He said that last December when t er
tain Republicans went before the national
committee and demanded a change In the
election machinery, the committee grunted
the request and appointed an election com
mittee, consisting, of Mr. M. Tarkcr, Mr.
Andrew Gleeson and hlmseir.ull candidates.
CARSON MAKES A TALK.
"The election was held and I teat them
all. Tow one of the defeated candidates
who wanted a change In tLe manner orcon
ductlng the election, comes before this com
mittee and asks you to give him a seat.
The proposition is preposterous.'
"This whole thing, gentlemen, is simply
a scheme to oust mr from the natloaal
committee and pjt In a man to whom
all four of them arc pledged In mj place.
These claimants have no right here. The
whole thing is irregular, and if you gen
tlemen want to sanction such a proposition
nnd turn roe down, why then do It. I
have alwajs been a Reiiubllcan. and un
people have alwnvs lieen with me. and
alwajs will be. This is a personal attack
upon mc, which I shall fight to the bitter
Reference was made by other inemliers
to the cvcrln&tlng squabble which the
District Republicans constantly kept up
and the nnnojnnce It caused the members.
This feeling evidently prevailed with the
members, for when a motion to lay all
matters relating to the District on the
tabic, the motion was on a viva voce vote
carrlid. Mr. Fessenden of Connecticut
mov eil to reconsider the v ote. but it did not
There was a very small attendance, hut
the consensus or opinion Is that the District
stands In a very bad light with national
committeemen, nnd they thought Uie
easiest way to settle the matter was to
lav it on the table, which was done.
It Is not nkcly that anv further effort
will be made to chance the result- "
Col. M. M Parker's letter to Chairman
Carter, to which Carter referred in his
speech to the -national committee this
morning was dated March 28. 116, nnd
Is to accompany the petition to the com
mittee on rules, requesting them to pro
vide for appointing the District members
to the national committe- In addition to
taking away the two delegates.
PARKER'S STRONG LETTER.
In It Parker states that the election
amounted to little more than a farce. In
several districts, more than one thousand
irregular votes were east. It is bejond
question that several men oted over
twenty times. For nearly a year prior
to the election of delegates the colored
people began to hold meetings and as the
time approaencu ior uoiaing rue election
meetings in various scclions of the city
would be held each night, the excitement
developing into riotous proceedings, re
quiring constant attendance of tne po
lice to prevent bloodshed nnd murder.
Not one meeting was held bj white
Republicans and only a few dozen took
part In the election.
"Under these conditions," he says, "I
submit that a representation of delegates
from the District of Columbia amounts to
a roaring farce and should not be counten
anced by the national committee. Ninety
nine per cent, of those who re the most
prominent In these local elections render
no service during a campaign; on the
contrary they are chronic beggars and
office seekers. I believe under the circum
stances that I fairly represent the best
Republican element In the District of
Columbia when I suggest that In future no
delegate be allowed from this District.
To tills Chairman Carter replied under
date of April 11. 180G:
"I note with deep regret the announce
ment of the Inability ot the committee
through the board of election managers
to secure anv improvement on the wretched
and fraudulent election methods which
have heretofore disgraced the partv in the
District, and inasmuch as this District
cannot in the nature of things be con
sidered as a Terrltorj preparing for full
rights of cltl7cnshlp and Statehood. I fully
concur in your recommendation that the.
national convention of the party should
no longer be troubled with the disgraceful
proceedings witnessed here, or the voice
of delegates who do not. and whose
successors can never be. representative
electoral voters. Your report with recom
mendation and protests aceompanjlng the
same will be bv me submitted to the
national committee for cons'deratlon in
FLAYING ANOTHER GAME.
The rumors that the Washington lobby
which accomplished the defeat In the
national committee this morning of the
proposition to seat four additional dele
gates would also take tho right to name
the national committeeman away from the
two delegates found public confirmation
in the discovery of printed circulars which
will be presented to members of the com
mittee on rules when organized.
Rule 11 of the national convention ot
1892 provides that the delegates 6hall
choose the national committeemen. The
Washington contingent who prepared the
circular propose that the national committee
Itself shall choose the representative from
the District of Columbia. They say: "It
in noLinteiided to reflect upon the Dis
trict uelegates to this convention. It Is
due and proper to bo stjfled. however, that
owing to the conditions that exist In the
District of Columbia, and with which It
is presumed that the members of the com
mittee arc familiar the party primaries
for the election of delegates have been
found to create great dissatisfaction.
"Without seeking to attrlbuteblametonny
individual on account ot the conditions
which are admitted to exist, but for which
it seems that no one lias been able to
to thecoromltteethatit would be esneciallv
fitting and proper on the other grounds -4
to aoopr tne cnange on said rule herein
EXCUSE FOB THEIR PLEA.
"The District of Columbia, as the
National Capital, sustains a peculiar re
lation to the Union different from any
State or Territory. It has no elections,
no expectation ot future Statehood, no
vote In the electoral college- It is without
local self-government but is governed by
Congress, which enacts Its laws and by the
President who appoints Its officers. No
elections arc fteldln the District ot Columbia
for any purpose except to choose delegates
once 1 n four years to tuenational convention
and it Is largely owing to these conditions
that the so-called party primaries have
"For the reason indicated, and others
which will suggest themselves to the com-mlttee.-it
Is submitted that the District or
Columbia ought to be under the immediate
jurisdiction or the national committee. The
member of the national committee from the
District ought to be a capable and fit
representative of the National Capital.
whose services should be useful on all
proper occasions in promoting the best in
terests of the party. It is not believed
that any one can seriously oppose the
suggestion that be should be appointed
by the national committee, as no one can
doubt the said committee would make a
proper and satisfactory appointment.
"The proposed change is suggested not In
any spirit or antagonism tu the District
delegates, but becausa ltls relieved to be
for the best-interest, of the party from
both a local and national standpoint."
When Col. AndyilGiteson was asked
what be thought or thft proposed move
ment, he said:. "They cannot do it.
I am not surprised In the least, for I
Jiave heard about Itiborore."
TheNew England delegates have adopted
the following financial IpUnk: "We favor
tho maintenance of the existing gold stand
ard and are opposed to" the free coinage
of silver except by 'international agree
ment for bimetallism! watt the leading com
mercial nations df thelworld." They are
engaged in making areanyuss among dele
gates from other flectlSas When It vvns
shown to Col. Andrew Gleeson today he
said: Tell your people I will support
that In the committeeJand Vote for it tn
HAVE FAHEDiTO AGREE.
Gleeson and Canon Deadlocked on Com
(From a Start Correspondent.)
Bt. Louis, June 15. Gleeson and Carton
held a meeting this eveuluj to trj and settle
on the assignments to the various coin
rulttces. Gleeson was selected as chair
man or (he delegation mid Carson as vice
president ot the convention.
seemed to change tLe situation. Carson
wanted Gleeson to go on credentials, but
he refused, because he s.ij s that Mark Jlnnna
has given orders to have the renort of tre
national committee adopted witbuutcbauge
and be willnot serve on u committee where
ever thing is cut and dried.
The contention is over the committee on
resolutions and member of theiiatlonal com
mittee. For the latter position Carson rajs
he is for Carson first, last and. all the time,
and that It does nut make any difference
who Gleeson names, he winnotvoteforhlm.
They will try again Tuesday morning'
bcrore the convention meets. Thu Mc
Klulc) people arc going to rush everything
through at railroad speed. Iwlieving there
may be danger In delay. However, all the
Indications point to the nomination or Mc
Klnley on the first ballot, notwithstanding
the claims ot gains being made by the
Perry Carson, C. 11. Cuney, and other
colored leaders Have called a meeting to
be held at Perry's headquarters to unite
all the colored delegates, and demand the
recognition and patronage that they con
sider due them. .Perry Carson will pre
side. CRUSHMR. PLATT."
Said to Be tae Watchword of Oblo's
St. Louis. June J5 At the Ohio head
quarters ver little notice appears to be
tnkew of the plank made public last night
by Mr. Piatt.
A prominent member of that delegation,
one of its l.lg four, made the statement that
before-thc convention adjourned Mr. Piatt
would discover that the McKlnley mm and
not Mr. Piatt were running this convention
It was further said that two or three men
representing Mr. Tlatt had called upon Mr.
Ilaima and suggcsti-d certain things to be
inserted in the platrorm. To each of these
emissaries Jlr. Hanna Is said to have replied
that the McKlnley managers considered Mr.
C. N. Bliss as the New York representative
of the McKinley campaign and thatany sug-
Scstion from wvy0rk coming through Mr.
liss would I e gladl) considered at the Ohio
Mr. Morton having declined to let his
name be used In connection with the Vice
Presidency, the stflry goes this n.ornlng
that Sir. Piatt had been endeavoring to
consolidate the autl McKlnley forces upoa
some other Eastern, man.
vv nen this raet -was made known at the
Ohio headquarters It waaitated that while
Major McKlnley dild no choice In tfp
matter, and would be content to accept
whomsoever the convention might name, the
fact must be accepted byMr. Hattthat the
McKinlcy strength In this convention, and
not ineanii-McKinley men would nominate
and elect tho candidate for Vice Tresl
dent. There Is no disguislng,the fact that there
Is a very bitter feeling against Piatt
around the Ohio headquarters, and if the
talk that Is being tndu&ed in, concen
trates Into concerted action, the effort,
will be made in convention to defeat anj
thing that may emanate from the New York
leader. In the words of -one of Ohio's big
rour, the McKinley men Intend "to crush
NEW NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
Karnes ot the Elections as Far as
. They Have een Made.
St. Louis, June 15. The new national
committee as rar" as perfected tonight
follows, the selection of the other members
having been deferred by the delegations
until tomorrow or later:
Alabama, William Youngblood; Arkansas,
Powell, Clayton; California, J- D. Spreckels:
Connecticut. Samuel Fessenden; Delaware,
J. Edward Addicks; Florida. E. P..
Gumby; Illinois. T. K, Jamleson;
Indiana, W. T. Durbln; Iowa, A. 11. Cum
mlngs; Kansas. Cyrus Leland, Jr.; Ken-
tucKy, J. w. lertces; Maine, ansepn a.
Manlcy; Marjland, George T. Wellington;
Massachusetts. George 11. Ljman; Michi
gan, Georco L. Maltz; Minnesota, L. F.
Hubbard; Missouri, R. C. Kerens; Nebraska,
John M. Thurston; New Jersey, (held for
Hnbart if not nominated for Vice Presi
dent!. New York, Fred N. Gibbs;
North Carolina, James E. Boyd; Ohio,
Charles. L. Kurtz; Oregon. George A.
fcteele: Pennsjivania, Matthew 8. Quay,
Rhode Ishland. Gen C. R. Brayton; South
Dakota, A. B Kittrldge; Utah, O. J.
Saulsbury; Virginia, George E Bowdln;
Washington, P. C. Sullivan: Wisconsin,
Henry C". Pavne: Dlstrietof Columbia, Perry
8. Carson; Oklahoma. Henry E. Asp-
PARKER HIS PROXY.
Rumor That Carson Will Let Him Act
on the Committee.
(Frpm a Staff Correspondent.)
St. Louis. Junef 15. One of the rumors
floating around among the Washington
people tonight is that Mvron M. Parker
has already secured Carson's written proty
to represent him In the next national com
mittee in case Carson gets the place
While the assertion is made with great
posltlvcncss. it is not generally believed
to be correct.
FOUGHT AROUND PLATT.
Bitter Personalities and Dramatic Incl--dents
In New York Delegrallon.
St. Louis. June 15. There was a whole
sale washing of Republican soiled linen
at the meeting this afternoon of the New
It began with a passage at arms between
Chairman Lnuterbach and Anson G. Mc
Cook and was followed by a sensational
attack by Warner Miller on ex-Senator
Still more sensational, if anything, was
the utterances of Thurlow Weed Uarnes
and John Raines, who unitedly spoke for
Mr. Piatt, and who- pictured Mr. Miller
as sneaking into the delegation with a
knife in his sleeve, and as being faithful
in nothing and faithless In everything.
Mr.Chaunoey M.Depe wrapped the meet
ing to order with a heavy walking stick in
lieu of the customary gavel.
The striking incidents which followed
were precipitated bv Mr.LauterhneJi. who.
In a brief speech, declared that while the
contestants who were- seated by the na
tional committee on Batorday last, should
be permitted to re ma In -In the hall and
vote, it should not b construed as an en
dorsement by the delegation of the na
tional committee's action, but that on the
contrary, they Rhnnimberegnrrted merely
as temporary delegafcs'. ....
This brought AnBOnG. IfcCook to his feet.
Mr.' McCook was maatfesfly opposed to the
patronizing tone tn Which Mr. Lauterbach
referred to the name of (the cob testing dele
gates. HespolfewltbaratMdlty of utterance
and relic! tv or expression which commanded
Be said he had" rpfehtTthls battle tn the
primaries and finMly before the national
committee.. Xx. BuWorlftd himself made
were entitleajtp. their setts. If the dele
, gates wished to shntIibut ottneconven-
Slack Children Made a Scene
in the Court.
IN .THE MOTHER'S CARE
She Gave Bond In $10,000 to Answer
tor Their Aicuruuco Two Little
GlrlH Screamed When Mro. 1'errino
Left Them in the Iloom Vftin a
bliarp Legal Fight.
A dramatic chapter ot the Slack-Perrlne
litigation was enacted in Judge McComas
private office at the city hall lateester
day afternoon. There in the grim old
building, Mrs. Black was placed in charge
of her two little girls who have ireeu the
cause ot the celebrated case.
Mrs. Slack was compelled to enter a re
cognizance In tlie sum of 510,000 that she
would produce the children in court when
ordered to do so nnd that the would not
leave this country with them. Her sureties
were Miss Alice C. Riggs and John Qulnn.
The surrender or the children was at
tended by sensational incidents that
could not have made it otherwise than
eiiibarrussing ror Mrs. Slack and her
brother. Mr. Julius E. Buckley, who ac
companied her to the city hall. The little
ones rerused to go with their mother and
their cries attracted many passers by to
the court bouse and caused a crowd to
a...1frunder 'ul"low or the room in
which they met their mother.
The history ot this remarkable case is
well known to every reader of the news
papers up to the time that the court ot
appeals passed an order last Saturday
authorizing Judge McComas to turn th?
girls oyer la their mother. When the order
came down the trial Judge was out of the
Knowing this Messrs. Hamilton and
Colbert and A. 8. Worthington, Mrs.
Black'sattorneys, wired him ami securedhU
consent to return to the city and hear
a motion to carry out' the order ot the
court immediately. He reached the crty
ball at noon yesterday.
Meanwhile Messrs. Carlisle and Johnson
attorneys for ilrs. Perrine. made their ap
pearance before Judge Ilagiier. of equlty
court. No. 2. and submitted to him that it
was their belief that Mrs. Slack intended to
leave the city as soon as she got the control
Of her little ones. They asked him to
pass a restraining order prohibiting her
from doing so.
Judge llaguer took the matter under
consideration and promised to announce
his decision In the matter this morning.
When the hqur for the appearance of
Judge McComas arrived the lawjers in
the cose were in court. Immediately on
the conclusion ot Mr. Hamilton's request
that the children he turned over to their
mother, ilr. Carlisle moved for further
time In which ttj prepare an answer. Judge
McComas frowned upon this move nnd
finally consented to give the attorneys
until 2 o'clock. .
Then Itwasthatone of themost dexterous
moves on the part or the attorneys Irrthc
Interesting proceedings was made. Messrs
Hamilton and Colbert hastily secured the
attendance of Associate Justices Morrisnnd
Shenard. of the court of appeals. Chief
Justice Alvey wns-ahscnt from the city.
GRANTED THE ORDER.
On the arrival ot t'ic tribunal Mr. Hamil
ton moved that an amended order ro the
ope or Satunlny b" handed down, direct
ing as well as authorizing Judge McComas
in turn ine ciiiinren over to airs. mack.
The order was at last granted.
At the same tilhe Mr. Hamilton secured
another order directing tho Justice sitting
iu njuuy irum tuh.uig any action wuat
cver In the matter, thus cutting orr a
possibility of Judge Hagner passing anv
order tills morning.
Upon this showing before Judge McComas
at 2 o'clock counsel for Mrs. Perrine sub
mitted to the out generating move of their
colleagues and the court nxed the bond at
$10,000, to be in the nature of a recog
nizance. Another recess was taken and time to
find bondsmen given. Judge McComas
nrnmisel to return at 4 45 o'clock at which
time the children were to be produced in
A trine before the hour set Mr. and Mrs
Terrlne drov e up to the city hall where they
from the carriage the two little girls fol
lowed them "nc was a nasen haired miss
nf about nine nnd the other w.ns a dnrk-
haired little girl of two years less.
MRS. PERRINE'S FARWELL.
The children walked on either side of
their aunt, n handsome lady dressed en
tirely in black. The whole partv went to
Judge McComas' private office, where Mrs.
Perrine bode them nn affectionate farewell.
She Immediately retired, while Mr. Per
rine lingered to talk with his attorney.
At the beginning otthe leave-taking the
children began to cry and their tears In
creased snortiy anerwnrus unui it at
tracted all of the loungers about the citv
hall at that late hour.
Berore Mrs. Perrine had left the private
room of Judge McComas Mrs. Slack entered
the door of the court-room on the arm of
her brother, who has so faithfully stood
by her during the trying ordeal she has
been compeUed to undergo. Mrs Slack
was dressed entirely in black with tho
exception of a bunch of white roses that
adorned the back of a stylish black hat
She wore black kid gloves and carried a
Closely following the two Miss Riggs
later the Judge entered. Mr. Johnson
alone represented the Perrines.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
Judge McComas hastily looked over the
order prepared by Mr. Hamilton and ex
pressed his opinion that it was in proper
form. He thereupon signed It and X.
Carrol Downs, assistant clerk of court,
took the oath of the bondsmen.
Mr. Colbert entered the adjoining cham
ber, where Mrs. Slack and her brother
were to meet the children. Sirs. Slack
followed him. The dcor was closed" be
hind her. and no one but her brother .and
the court officials were admitted. Im
mediately on her entry the screaming of
the children could be heard. They in
sisted tint thev would pot accompany her
nnd refused to be paciried.
"I won't ever, ever, ever go," walled
the vounger one of the two.
"Well, when I get to be eighteen 111
choose for myself." exclaimed the elder
little miss between sobs.
"Who told vou jou could?" inquired Mr.
"Mv aunt Addle." was the frank rcplv.
At this instant the cider, who had been
moving toward 'he door usshespoke. turned
the lock, and the next second was in the
corridor racing toward the entrance. The
-.oungcr sister followed her, hut stopped
shortly outside the door, evidently confident
that an csc.anc was Impracticable.
CAUGHT THE FUGITIVE.
In this she was correct, for Mr. Buckley
sprang to the door before Mary, the elder
girl, had gotten fur. and succeeded In catch
ing her and carrying her back before she
reached the open ulr.
Further efforts to pacify the young oaes
accomplished much, and by the time a car
riage had been sent for nnd arrived they had
reached a certain degreo of composure.
They were not submissive enough . however,
to prevent the necessity of Mr. Colbert
grabbing one in his arms and Mr. Buckley
the other add earning tbem hurriedly to the
carriage. Mrs. Black, who had borne up
well undertheawful ordeal, followed closely
after her brother and entered the carriage
with her children, who bad first lieen taken
trom her custody in thefallof 1894.
They were driven hurriedly to the home
of her .brother, on Eighteenth street. Mr.
Buckley" stated later to a Times reporter
that he did not know whatplans would be
laid for the summer entertainment of the
Detective) Iacey In St. larals.
(From s Staff Correspondent.
""St. Louis. Mo , June 1 B. Detective Henry
Lacey. of the Washington detective bureau,
nrrtved tonight. Sergeant-at-Arms Byrnes
telegraphed Col. Moore, requesting him to
detail Lncev here for special service about
the Convention nail. During the meeting
of the convention Lacey will act us one of
Col. Byrnes' assistants on the floor. Lacey'a
knowledge ot the many crooks who nre ex
pected to flock here will aid the local
force and Col. Byrnes materially.
m m i
Ivy Institute Business College. 8th and
K. Our unexcelled summer course. $5.
CISXJ3BOS MUST HESIGX.
CulUto Gnrcia to ."succeed Him an
President ot Cuba.
Havana. June 1 5. Previous reports of the
existence of dissension in the rebels' ranks
are confirmed. Clsncros. the president. Is
accused of lack of firmness in civil affairs,
nnd he will probably be forced to resign in
favor of Callxtu Garcia. In that event Jose
Ma ceo will be reconfirmed in command of
extreme eastern districts.
Gomez, as soon-us he returned to" Furto
Prlueipe province, placed the Insurgent civil
authorities tlicreor under arrest and court
martlaled and shot the provincial treasurer,
Manuel Gonzales, on a charge of embezzling
cattle tax funds amounting to)15o,oou or
more. Gonzales' secretary and several sub
ordinates were also shot as accomplices.
The trouble between Garcia and Jose
Maceo originated in the latter's confiscation
for the use of his onu troops or the great
er portion of the arms und ammunition
which Garcia brought to Cuba in the Ber
Garcia resented the seizure, nnd, asserting
his superior authority, In virtue of his
appointment by the New York Junta, at
tempted to depose ilaceo, when the latter
Rent fast runners with a complaint to Go
mez. Cineros attempted In vain to effect a con
ciliation before the latter's arrlvalr Pinar
Del Rio reports indicate that Antonio Maceo
is not pleased with Uarcla's attempt to
supplant his brother, Jose ilaceo. In com
mand In the Orient, and be insists upon Go
mez sustaining Jose In his place.
SILVEn FIG11T IX FLOHIDA.
Deniocrutlc Convention lu Florida Hun
a Majority for the TVhlte Metul.
Ocala, Fla., June 15. The Florida Dem
ocrats will meet here lu convention to
morrow to nominate a State ticket, from
governor down, and select eight delegates'
to the national convention ut Chicago.
A majority nf the delegates have been
Instructed fur free silver, but the majority
is small, and there Is nn impression that
the gold men who control the machinery
will be able to overcome it.
No fight has bceen made for gold, the
friends of that metal working, to seture.
uulnstructed delegates. In consequence
there Is a formidable minority ot dele
gates who are uninstructed. but are sup
posed to be really fur gold. The Sliver
men would undoubtedly easily control
were it not that tkey are opposed by the
men who have ruled Democratic politics
in this State for jears.
United States Senator Pasco Is a silver
delegate from Jefferson county, and be
may prove a match for the opposition
lenders. If the gold men carrv the day
it is said that they will ignore the money
question in the platform and send unin
structed delegates to Chicago.
HENRY" HEECHEU OS TRIAL.
Sou of tho Noted Preacher Chnrsed
New York, Juie 15. Henry Barton needi
er, son of the late famn3 preacher of
Brooklyn, was put on trial today before
Justice Fursmau, in the criminal branch nf
the supreme court on a charge of forgery.
The charge of forgery grew out of the
collapsing of t'ic American Casualty In
surance ami Security Company in 1893.
The company was organized iu Baltimore
The business was to Insure railroads
against losses by collisions and other ac
cidents. It was alleged that the company
received 7,000,000 from various rail
roads. 'Iner rii"d for rl,7bU,'-llllt vvlt'l
assets or S250.000.
William E. Midgely, Henry B Reecher
and Vincent R. Selench were indicted for
forKry, grand larceny and misdemeanor.
Madgiey was tried for forgery two munti..
ago iu general sessions and acquitted.
DID NOT AIIIIUCT THE GIRL.
Tom O'Brien, the Hull Player, Be-leiisi-d
Rochester, N. Y., June 15. Tom O'Brien,
lertfieldcr of the Toronto baseball team,
and Jack O'Brien of HornelUville, who
were arrested ou a charge of abducting
Nora O'Neill of Toronto, have been re
leased, as it was si own that the lucu were
innocent of the charge.
Soon- arter O'Hncn left the jollce sta
tion a voung woman, who said she was
Nora O'.Se-ll, called op Chief Cleary, and
said she had uql been abdacted at all.
Fhe had seen nn -account ot the arrest
otthe O'lirieu. and hastened to "the sta
tion to Inform the authorities that she was
still in the city, nnd did not know eitter
Tom or Jack O'Brien.
soukou'm Catch ot Seal.
Ottawa, Out., June 15. The fisheries
department h.fs received returns of the
spring catch of seals by the Canadian
schooners, taken off the coast of Wash
ington and British Columbia, which show
a falling off of nearly 1,000 skins, the
rigrues being 8,928 this jear as against
9,843 last spring. The schooner Favorite
made the largest catch, namely. 844. the
nearest approach to her being the Dolphin
nnd Lilibj, each with 502. A singular
fact-in connection with the catch Is that
schooners owned by Indians failed to
secure a single skin. An Important fea
ture of the return this )ear shows that
the females killed are greatly In the
Claim PnblUliprsCn used thoStriko
New York. June 15 The striking printers
In St. Taul and Minneapolis and their
sympathizers are making the statement
that the strike was brought on by
the publishers to carry out a resolution
adopted at the annual meeting of the
American Newspaper Publishers' Associa
tion, last February. This statement is
branded as false by the officers of the
A. N. P, A., who state that no resolution
or plan was adopted at the meeting hav
ing anv beinn on the present differences
between the publishers and printers in St.
Paul and Minneapolis.
Speaker Reed'H MovcmentM
Speaker Reed has decided to remain In
Washington this week, at least, nis pro
gram bejond th it period has not been ar
ranged. Indeed, it was not until vesrerdav
morning settled that he would not
CO to New York. The probabilities are that
with Ms wife and daughter he will go direct
to Portland when he leaves here.
Atlnntn to Be nepalrpd.
Secretary nerbert has directed that new
boilers and engines be put In the cruiser
Atlanta at the Brooklyn "avy Yard In ac
cordance with the provision of ttr naval
bill appropriating $100,000 for that pur
pose. The proposition tn fit the Atlanta
wltti twin screws will not be carried our
and she will remain a single-screw vessel.
E'V-'k'"'.-fc-k.. -"..".'. 4VsV '-V-k-tst--v'-ivs-v'tr-.
JUNE selling" is keeping" up to expectations far ex
ceeds "that of any previous year. And why not?
With such a big stock of seasonable and reliable
garments at such low prices as we ask lor them, we can't
help but be busy.
Men's Suits at TEN DOLLARS, iu neat Tweeds and
Homespuns and blue and black Serges and Cheviots. All
guaranteed to be strictly ALL-WOOL and FAST COLOR.
J'IT, too, as well or better than if you were measured for
Other suits at S12.S0, $15 and up to $25. Crash and
Tan Linen SUits, $4 to $12u Thin Coats and Vests, $2.50
toSlO. Odd Coats, 50c. to
to 3. Bicycle Suits, $5 to
Straw Hats, 50c to $3.50.
shapes for men, boys and women.
Negligee Shirts, laundered, SI to S3.5O ; unlaundered,
50c to $3.75. Summer Neckwear, Thin Underwear, White
and Fancy Vests and all other wearables in big- variety of
.best qualities at most reasonable prices.
ROBINSON, CHERY & CO.,
J 12th and F Streets, i
-Vk- ?!",'' sVsVWs
HAVANA FIILLOF GENERALS
Weyler Is Thought to Be Plot
ting: With Them.
WISH TO CRUSH MACEO
Spuulsli Commanders From All Fart
of the Inland Arrived One Theory
In That They Have Come to Get
Money to 1'uy Troopn snfferlnj;
Among the boldlerti.
Havana, June 13, via Tampa, June 15.
For the last ten days a lot of Spanisb
generals have lieen Hocking Into Havana,
from all parts of the island. I
There are here at present Gens. Oldare.
Barrague, Gonzales, Munoz, Uulz, Mel
guizo, Hernandez, Ferrer, Base in, Alta,
Asbte, Suarez, Inclan, without counting;
Suarez Valdes, brought disabled rroiu the
wounds he received in the "Deseanzo".
engagement with Maceo. I
Naturally, with these genera's, there
have arrived a great number ot colonels,
lieutenant colonels nnd minor officials,
forming the stt'-'f of the generals, tne list
ot which would fill a column.
The hotels are crowded with them, totho
great satisfaction of the hotelieepers, who
ure reaping a ricli harvest with so many
guests. The cares are also having a beam,
for at night nothing is seen in tleni but the
white caps and blue uulfornis of olflcers
of all ranks, sipping their lemonades, or
other refreshing dnuks, discussing various
Nobody looking at these men taking their
drinks with sucn tranquility would iniagtna
that the lskind is convulsed with a tre
mendous war, -, tilth ouly the American uH
ministration Ignores, and that some o
them have still on their hands the stain3
of innocent blood, shed in their liuplacubla
fury to destroy whatever bears the namu
of Cuban, be it man, woman, or child, i
WEYLER PROBABLY PLOTTING. -1
Nevertheless, some of them bear ou their
faces the stamp of their characters. Take
Melgulzo, tail, lcan,cle-sbavc'n,Einall(
piercing gray ejes, aud a general sneak
ish expression, w hlcii denotes his cowardice
aud brutality, repulsive to witness.
The presence of all these generate and
officers Is exciting comment. Many be-;
lievc the.." have been called by Gen.l
Wevlcr to arrange another or his famous
combinations against Maceo in order to
force him out of 1'inar del Rio, where 1C
seems that chief is dolug what he chooses
without the least Intention of leaving tho
"trap" they had set for him.
lhey now appreciate the stupidity o
bavlugcstabllsutsl that cordon after Maceo
got inside of the prnv ince, aud not before
he tried to enter it, as any other foreign
general would have done, acctirdiug to
the simplest rule or military tactics.
Consequently, seeing the grave error
they have committed and that the trchs(
is crumbling to pieces on account if the
Siins and rev-rs which are sweeping away
le men by the hundreds, they l.ave de
cided to pu-h Maceo on the line jnd rorce
him to cross it in order to fcive a pretext
to break up the- Une.
It is also said that they will c'l-ar the
road and put no great obstructions in his
way for that purjiose. The ques'loa is to
break up the trocna. which is a vire ward
on Wevier's nose. It remains to ie teen
what Maceo has. to say about it.
FOR MONEY TO PAY TROOPS. '
Another ver-lon of the general's visit It
that they have-come to ask money to pay
the troops, who are without p ly since tho
middle of February last. It Is said thac
there Is a great discontent amongst them,
and this is the principal reason for so many
of them deserting to the rebel ranks.
It is also rumored that two battalions
mutinied against their off leers atLosPalos,
Havana province, a few days ago, but the
mutiny was quelled by paying them their
arrears. And that there is some truth in
this Is proven by the fact that In thht very
city you arc accosted frequently, almost
daily, by many poor, ragged soldiers, re
questing the gift of a few coppers to buy
cigarettes or other articles.
sottung more sickentngcan be seen than
these poor soldiers strolling around thq
city in their soiled, tattered outfit, with
an old straw hat, battered out of shape,
cloth sandals with their toes protmding.or
old shoes broken to pieces. It Is a per
fect shame and a disgrace to Spain to keep
these poor fellows In such a pitiable state.
And. wiille the general officers look un
concerned ou the miserable condition of
their soldiers they are filling their pockets
with the proceeds of scandalous specula
tions, carried nn with the greatest audacity.
Something has already been said about
the immense sums which have been made
by hiding the numl-er or deaths which
have occurred In the ranks from wouuds
The names of the dead always appear
on the payrolls fur the benefit of ILoeo
interested. The cenerals keep tlem liv
ing on paper in order to draw their pay.
Tins is the reason why no accurate data
can be obtained of the actual losses of the
Spanish army since the beginning of tha
war, and all calculations arc based on
mere suppositions, which, according ta
good authorities, exceed 30,000 men. f
On Trial for Vi'lfo Murder.
New Brunswick, N. J., June 15. Tha
hearing In the case or Charles ll.Jnckson.
cliargcd with the murder or Ids wire,
began th's morning before Judce btmng.
County Phys'clan Long testified to mat.
ing the autopsy, which seemed to point
tc suicide. Friends of Jackson swore I hat
the letters announcing the womm's Intcn
t'nii to commit suicide were in Mrs. Jack
son's handwrltl'W. Prof. Carvalbo. the,
handwritini- expert, was sworn, and tes
tified that both the letters were in Mrs.
Jackson's handwritini. and Jackson wa"
at once discharged from custody.
Tvv o Men Drowned.
Gloucester. Mass.. Jure 1 5 The schooner
Louisa J. Ken, or Baybulls, N. F.. re
ports that six dories, containing twelvo
or her crew went astray while the men
were attending trawls, and that only
one or the boats had been heard from. On
May 27,. i dory containing Gerring Roberts
and John Hnrnlsh, capsized, and both men
were drowned. u
7.50. Duck fl rousers, 51.59
Trousers, $2.50 to $6.
the newest braids znd
E AT -.