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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36. —NO. 158.
THE POLITICAL POT.
Organization of Washington
Distinguished Democrats Grace
Republican Gatherings in Nebraska
A Joint Debate Arranged Between Mc-
Kinley and Campbell—McKinley
Speaka Jn lo»»-Roger O.
Mills In Ohio.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Spokane Falls, Wash., Sept. 23.—The
state convention of the Democratic clubs
met here at noon today.. Among those
present are Senator Faulkner, of West
Virginia; Congressman Bynum, of In
diana, and Chauncey F. Black, presi
dent of the National Association of
Demociatic clubs. The address of wel
come was made by State Senator Dunn,
of Tacoma. In response to a letter of
invitation, ex President Cleveland sent
a telegram of congratulation and hope.
The city is filled with delegates.
Leading men are here from all parts of
Chauncey F. Black, president of the
National Association of Democratic
clubs, followed President Drum's ad
dress of welcome in the afternoon. He
assailed the Republican party for its
tendencies toward centralization, declar
ing that the war could never have been
successfully fought by a centralized
government. He also denounced the
Republicans for the enactment of the
McKinley bill, and declared that pro
ducers were annually taxed'one billion
dollars for the benefit of Republican
Committees were appointed on cre
dentials, resolutions, nomination of
officers, etc., and a recess was taken un
til 8 o'clock p.m.
At the night session the large audito
rium was crowded with an audience of
2000 people. Senator Eshelman, of
Yakima, was the iirst speaker of the
evening. He was followed by James
M. Beck, es-attorney-general of Penn
sylvania, who spoke mainly on tariiT.
He denied that the Democratic party
was composed of free traders.
The exerciseß closed with a stirring
address by Mr. Rideout, a coloredjdele
gate from Seattle.
Medicine Men of the Party Preparing
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 23.—The Repub
lican state convention meets tomorrow
to nominate a candidate for justice of
the supreme court, two candidates for
regents of the state university and pro
mulgate a platform. The medicine men
of the party aro to pow-wow behind
closed doors tonight, and in the vernac
ular of a Nebraska politician, whose cor
respondence has passed into history,
they will make medicine before morn
ing. Its walntary ingredipnts will be the
endorsement of the McKinley tariff law
and the principles of reciprocity; a de
mand for liberal pensions for old soldiers ;
the approval of the purposes of, and
an appropriation for the world'sfair, and
a demand for an honest American dollar.
Upon the financial question only is
there any considerable division of sen
timent, but it seems that the position
assumed will be merely an indorsement
af the Bilver legislation of the last con
gress. A reasonable readjustment of
the freight rates throughons the state is
to be recommended, and as the first Re
publican convention since the admis
sion of American pork into France and
Germany, this great pork producing
state of the west is to congratulate the
present administration, and particularly
the state and agricultural departments,
upon this brilliant diplomatic victory.
The Btate central committee tonight
selected Hon. George H. Thum
mel, of Grand Island, temporary chair
man of the convention.
M'KINLEY IN IOWA.
The Dourhty Warrior Continues His
Attack on Free Coinage.
Ottumwa, la., Sept. 23.—An immense
crowd of Republicans turned out to hear
Major McKinley speak at the Coal pal
ace today. Major McKinley repeated
his argument against free silver, saying
if that policy was adopted the silver of
the world would rush in on us and the
government must receive 412% grains of
silver, worth 80 cents the world over,
and coin therefor a piece of money
which the fiat of the government would
be called and circulated as a dollar, the
extra twenty cents unprotected by the
treasury reserve, as now. Will the
government be as kind to the producer
of wheat, and pay him twenty cents a
bushel over the market price? The
major also dealt at length with the tariff
question, reiterating his former argu
ment. He said the statement that a
protective tariff increased the mortgages
of the country is absurd.
CAMPBELL AND M'KINLEY.
A Joint Debate Arranged Between the
Columbus, 0., Sept. 23.—The chair
men of the Republican and Democratic
state committees have arranged a joint
debate between Major McKinley and
Governor Campbell, at Ada, October
Bth. Campbell has the opening and
closing of the debate.
Spreadeagle Praise for James G. Blame
Schanton, Pa., Sept. 23.—The conven
tion of the League of Republican clubs
was called to order this morning. Sen
ator Robinson was chosen president on
first ballot. The platform adopted en
dorses the principles of the Republican
party as enunciated in the plat
form of 1888; commends the
work of the national administration,
the pure, patriotic and able services to
President Harrison, and the brilliant
foreign policy of that great leader, Sec
retary of State James G. Blame, whose
brilliant triumph at the head of that de
partment has made the uplifted power
and displayed flag of the republic a syn
onym for strength and stability in all
corners of the world."
The platform also pledges tbe support
of the clubs to the party candidates.
Chris. Buckley et al. Said to Be Dodg
ing the Grand .Jury.
San Francisco, Sept. 23.—The call
will state tomorrow ttiat it hag informa
tion that Chris. Buckley, p'»m Rainey
and lake Rudolph are now in the vicin
ity of Victoria, B. C, where it is be
lieved they have fled to escape subpoenas
issued for them by the grand jury.
They are badly wanted to testify in re
gard to the political scandals that the
jury is investigating. Sam Rainey has
been missing from the city for some
time, and inquiry at his ranch at Mis
sion San Jose, shows that he has not
been there for two weeks.
A Practical People.
Berlin, Sept. 23. —At today's session
of the international congress, called to
consider the question of accident to
workmen and workwomen, employers'
libility in such cases, etc., Dr. Gould, of
Johns Hopkins university, atßaltimore,
MrL, addressed the assemblage. During
his remarks he said : "We are a practi
cal people. If we see in the experiences
of state insurances in other countries,
especially in Germany, Switzerland and
Austria, anyching that is good, the
United States will also adopt state in
Roger O. Mills In Ohio.
Springfield, 0., Sept. 23.—A grand
ovation was tendered Hon. Roger Q.
Mills tonight. A large number of prom
inent Republicans were present. In his
speech he ignored the free silver ques
tion, saying the tariff question was the
only question before the people.
SEARLES WILL CASE.
THE EXAMINATION OF MR. SEARLES
He Details the Financial Relations En
tered Into by Mrs. Hopkins with Him
self When She Married Him—An In
teresting Question Left Unanswered.
Salem, Mass., Sept. 23.—The second
day of the Searles will case opened with
a big crowd. The examination of Searles
was continued. Witness and his wife
went to Europe November 23, 1887, on
their wedding tour. Previous to starting
on their wedding tour, Mrs. dearies se
cured funds, about $100,000. The trip
was for six months, and included the
witness, his wife, a lady's maid and Rev.
Dr. Clapp, his wife and daughter. He
-did not meet Dr. Blade or any spiritual
ists on that trip. He knew Charles
Bolles, who, he believed, called himself
a harmony scholar or Christian
scientist, but he never knew of his at
tending Mrs. Searles. Timothy Hop
kins managed Mrs Searles' affairs up to
the time of partnership.
After their marriage, while in Europe,
witness's wife made over to him certain
deeds at Nice. The suggestion of co
partnership came from Mrs. Searles.
The articles of co-partnership were
here put in, between Mary F. Searles
and Edward F. Searles, Thomas E. Still
man and Thomas Hubbard, to manage
all the property of Mr. and Mrs. Searles
and pay the income to the parties, Mr.
and Mrs. Searles to receive 45 per cent
each, and Stillman and Hubbard each
5 per cent of the income; if it did not
amount to to be brought up to
that amount by sales of securities.
Mrs. Hopkins became acquainted
with Stillman and Hubbard about a
year before the marriage, and on Octo
ber 31, 1887, Stillman was given a power
of attorney from Mr. Searles and Mrs.
Hopkins. There was also a general
power of attorney from Mrs. Hopkins to
Stillman, dated November 8, 1887.
This was the same date as the mar
riage, with a supplementary certification
after the marriage. This was never
revoked to the knowledge of witness.
Witness knew of a transfer of stock to
the firm a few days before her death.
Witness saw the attorneys in New Ycrk
five days before, and told them her con
dition was critical. No transfer was
made until after her death; could not
say what the stocks were or their
value, nor did not know and never
knew what the assets of the copartner
ship were; never heard the amount
stated. Witness's share of the income
of the firm was 45 per cent., but he
drew both his and his wife's in
come and at her request used the
money to pay general household ex
penses. Witness deposited no money
to his individual account and drew
checks against it.
Burleigh then called for the check
books. Witness continued: Mrs. Searles
had no individual account during the
time they lived together. He could
not give the average annual profits of
the copartnership, but it "Was between
*f/,000,000 and $6,000,000.
At the afternoon session another
power of attorney was put in, dated
July 13,1888, from Mary O. Searles to
Thomas F. Stillman and Thomas Hub
bard. This was a general power of at
torney, and contained a declaration
that as it was coupled with interest
therein, it was irrevocable. A
transfer was put in, dated June 18,
1888, from Mary F. Searles to
Thomas F. Stillman, of various railroad
stocks, and a note of the Pacific Im
provement company for $75,000 and
20,750 shares of Central Pacific stock,
the aggregate amounting to $30,000,000,
and this Stillman in turn transferred to
E. F. Searles, and he in turn transferred
it, with 1400 shares of Washington
Building association stock, $146,000 in
scrip of the company, and 1000 shares of
national bank stock, which he had re
ceived from his wife in trust, to the firm
of Searles, Stillman & Hubbard.
Objection being made to the question
to Mr. Searles, "What did your estate
consist of at the time of your mar
riage?" an adjournment was made to to
Dr. Burchard 111.
Saratoga, Sept. 23.—Rev. Dr. Bur
chard, who waa a conspicuous figure in
in the presidential campaign of 1884, is
critically ill in thia city.
THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 24, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
Proceedings of the Congress
A Letter of Regret From Car
An Interesting Set of Resolutions
The Restoration of the Temporal Power
of tho Pope Advocated—The Right
to Teach tho German Tongue
associated Press Dispatches.
Buffalo, N. V., Sept. 23.—Tonight
ended all connection of laymen with the
fifth congress of the German-American
Catholics. The final meeting tomorrow,
exclusively for priest?, and to be held in
private, will, it is thought, be the most
important of the series, as the one at
which the question will be settled
whether the widely-commented upon
clerical union will continue under the
leaders that have given it fame, or will
select new chieftains.
The principal work in which the lay
men participated was in voting unani
mous approval of the platform, the fram
ing of which was guided largely, if not
altogether, by the clergy.
Replies to invitations to be present at
the congress were read tonight from a
long list of prelates, including Arch
bishops Corrigan, Ryan and Riordan,
and Bishop McQuade, of Rochester.
Archbishop Corrigan stated that the
reason for his absence was his ignoranoe
of the German language. Almost breath
less attention was given Cardinal Gib
bons's reply to the invitation. He
wrote: " While prevented by important
engagements from being present, I beg
to assure you of my deep interest in
your proceedings. I regard the German
element a most important factor in the
development of our country. Aa citizens
and aa Catholics they have gained an
enviable reputation. I have no doubt
your deliberations will be marked by
allegiance to the holy father, and by the
sense of moderation for which your
countrymen are noted."
Interesting papers on general topics
were read during the evening.
The platform presented tonight, like
all the portions of the proceedings, waa
in German. Following ia an author
itive tranalation, prepared by three of
the most prominent priests in the con-,
We, Catholic Germans ot the United
States, assembled in our fifth congress,
offer, first, most devoted affection to tbe
supreme head of the holy church; ex
press gratitude for the holy father'a
blessing, and promise anew and for all
times filial devotion and unfailing fealty.
With delight, the congress embraces
the opportunity of pointing out publicly
and distinctively its position on the so
called Roman question of the temporal
power of the pope, deeming it
our sacred duty to make thia
public declaration and encourge
Catholics to fearlessly defend these
rights. As free American citizens, we
will not tolerate any interference with
the free expression of our views on this
extremely important church matter.
The false supposition that it is inoppor
tune to discu«s openly the Roman ques
tion in our country could only be ex
plained by a want of courage in show
ing our truly Catholic convictions. The
entirely free exercise of the highest
apostolic power is intimately connected
with the welfare of the entire church.
It ia necessary to secure and accord that
freedom in the full meaning of the
word. The Pope's recent encyclicals on
most important and burning topics, es
pecially on the condition of labor, have
proved sufficiently that the entire
freedom of the lidy see would
be of tho greatest importance
to society, suffering already from
many ailments of the present century.
With confidence we leave it to Divine
Providence by what means the restora
tion of papal independence will be
brought about by secular power. In ttie
meantime we will never cease to cour
ageously sustain the holy father, every
one to strive with all legal and legiti
mate ineaua to regain the freedom due
to the auccessor of St. Peter. For the
reaßon that political circumstances have
prevented the adoption of said resolu
tion in Europe, since we are not ham
pered by political prejudice and in
trigues, we believe our country the
proper place for holding such a congress.
As Catholice we consider it our duty to
adopt the resolution for our brethren in
Europe, believing the time has come
when the holding of an international ciui
gresscan convene for the purpose of aiding
the restoration of the pope's temporal
power. No time for holding such con
gress could be more opportune than the
occaeion of the world's fair at Chicago
in 1893. We submit this for the consid
eration and approval of all our brethren
in the Catholic faith, our bishops, his
eminence Cardinal Gibbons, of Balti
more, and our sovereign pontiff, Leo
We offer the holy father our sincerest
thanks for his excellent encyclical on
the labor question. As faithful children
of the Catholic church we believe it
superfluous to state that we shall use
all our efforts to execute practically the
principles therein laid down and secure
them the recognition of the public at
large, believing them to be the solution
of this most important question of the
Liberty based on the national and
constitutional rights of educating our
youth, ia a boon which we demand, and
we most emphatically protest against
every interference with that liberty by
unjust legislation. We declare education
without a religious basis, can be pro
ductive of but evil results; we protest,
therefore against every interference
with our parochial schools, and espe
cially condemn the so-called "Pough
keepaie" plan, in which religion has
been made a side show, and hence can
have little or no religious influence in
We demand full right and liberty to
retain without interference our German
mother tongue, together with the lan
guage of the country, /tt the same time
we protest moat emphatically that for
this reason the cry of foreigniam is
raised against us, and that an attempt
ia made at denying us equal rights with
other American citizens. Our hopes for
tbe future are baaed on the central
union of the German Young Men's so
cieties, so successfully brought about in
We reiterate our confidence in, and
attachments to, the reverend bishops of
tbe United States.
We protest against all attempts to
encroach upon the rights of the Indiana
in the selection and practice of their re
Tbe platform closes with a resolution
of regret at the deatli of the late mem
ber of the German reichstag, Herr
Windthorat; paya a tribute of gratitude
to his memory, and pledges all to profit
by his example in upholding and de
fending the great principles for which
he manfully contended.
,At the American Catholic Young
Men's meeting today the following offi
ce r8 were elected: Rev. Bernard Hehl,
Pittsburgh, national president; Charles
Och, Pittsburg, recording secretary;
Joseph Beiman, Pittsburg, correspond
ing secretary; Joseph Matt, Buffalo,
Archbishop Katzer, of- Milwaukee,
was chosen protector of the central band
of German Catholic Young Men of the
The business session of the congress
this afternoon was occupied most of the
time by Mr. Wilderman, of New York,
in explaining the modus operandi of the
Carl Baromean society of Germany, an
organization for distributing Caiholic
literature. The meeting appointed a
committee to consider the advisability
of establishing branchea of the society
in the United States.
A resolution waa also passed provid
ing for tbe selection of a committee to
bring about a reunion of the old German
Central society and the Katolischentag.
FOOD FOR FLAMES.
DESTRUCTIVE FOREST FIRES IN
Laige Tracts of Timber Burned in Wis
consin and Minnesota—Many Villages
at the Mercy of the Flames—Dakota
Prairie Fires Quenched by Rain.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 23. —Ever since
yesterday afternoon ashes and burned
leaves have been falling in the city,
while the air ia so full of smoke that the
fog whistle at the harbor's mouth haa
been kept blowing to guide in vessels.
All along the line of tbe St. Paul and
Duluth road fires are raging. At Bar
num, Mahtowa, Sturgeon Lake and Ket
tle River the fires are doing damage to
whatever of value there is in standing
timber. Near the railway on the line
of Eastern Minnesota, north of Hinck
ley, considerale valuable timber baa
been ruined, and the fires are still rag
ing. On the Northern Pacific, east of
here, fires are doing immenae damage to
settlers and crops,besides wiping out vast
quantities of standing pine. Near Iron
river, thirty milea east, where there are
many aettlers, valuable property ia be
ing loat by the aettlera, who are putting
in all their time trying to save their
houses. The range of the fires ia toward
Ashland, Wis., and their progreas ia
greatly aided by the fact that a week
ago heavy winds blew down much tim
ber, the foliage of which ia now dried
out sufficiently to feed the flames.
Finlayson, Minn., Sept. 23.—Thia
village waa thrown into the wildest ex
citement yesterday by the report that a
high wind storm waa driving a forest
fire toward the town, and that complete
destruction waß threatened. The offi
ciala of the St. Paul and Duluth road
were dispatched to hold the limited
until the women and children of the
town could be sent away. It was done,
and all the freight cars were also pulled
out by special engines. By 4 o'clock the
flames had reached the outskirts of the
village. All night men battled the
flames, trying to save the buildings, and
aided by the cessation of the wind were
finaliy successful. This morning the
danger was gone and the women and
Huron, S. D., Sept. 23.—This part of
the state is enjoying a splendid rain to
night, the first in over a month. The
prairie tires are quenched, the intense
heat is broken and the ground soaked.
Helena, Mont., Sept. 23.—Thirty
thousand dollars damage was wrought
this morning, $5000 by fire and the bal
ance by heat, smoke and gas.
The flames originated in the
basement of Poke & O'Connor's
drug store. They were soon under
control, but not until exploding chemi
cals had done great damage. The drug
gists place their loss at $15,000; fully
insured. Other smaller losses make the
aggregate of $30,000.
West Superior, Wis., Sept. 23. —For-
est fires are raging to the south and
east. The village of Comstock is nearly
destroyed and Cumberland ia in danger.
A TERRIBLE SMASHUP.
Three Hundred Sheep Killed in a Train
Disaster Near Baden.
San Francisco, Sept. 23.—A freight
train accident which proved very de
structive occurred today on the coast
division of the Southern Pacific near
Baden. A north-bound fast freight was
passing down grade, when it broke in
two near the middle. The forward por
tion ran ahead and then slowed down.
The heavily-laden rear cars, which had
attained a high rate of speed, followed
the other section and soon crashed into
it. In the three middle cars of the
train several hundred sheep were close
ly huddled together. At least 300 of
the animals were instantly killed by the
telescoping of the cars and many of the
others were badly injured. Four cars
were thrown off the track.
A Celebrated Case Appealed.
Memphis, Term., Sept. 23.—1n the cel
ebrated case of R.M. King, the Seventh-
Day Adventist, convicted in Obion
county of Sabbath breaking, an appeal
waa taken to the supreme court of the
United States thia morning.
A Suit fita well and proves Fine Tail
oring when selected from the large New
Stock of H. A. Getz, 125 West Third
There is a SPECIAL RETIRING FROM BUSINESS
Sale at the corner of Main and Requena streets, in this
city, where they have pink and blue signs on the win
dows, and the facts are that it is the opportunity of
a lifetime to secure Clothing for yourself or boys, at
less, yes, a great deal less, than the actual cost of manu
facture. The character of our Clothing needs no puff
ing. The fact that we are absolutely going to quit
business on Saturday evening, October 31st, is con
ceded, and if you will drop in, you will find many of
your friends there before you, buying and carrying away
far more than they came for, and at less and lower
prices than they expected to pay for it. We will keep
this up until Saturday evening, October 31, 1891, at 10
o'clock. If you will kindly mention this to everyone you
meet, drop a postal to your friends in the country and
adjoining cities, you will greatly oblige and benefit them
Your, as we should be, Benefactors,
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Cor. Main and Requena Sts.,
ITNDEB V. H. HOTEL.
Our new Stock of Woolens for the season, Fall and
Winter, 1891, represents one of the largest eolleetions
imported into this city, selected from the best looms of
the world. We avoid the two extremes usually practiced
among the tailoring trade, viz., deceptive cheapness and
fancy high prices. Our Work is reliable, styles correct and
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