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GONE TO GRAY GABLES,
The President Returns to
His Departure from Washing
ton Creates Comment.
Various Theories Advanced as to the
Cause of Hia Hegira.
Qa Gives a* the Hiuon of Hia Absence
the Need of More Keat—He la Said
to lie Far from Being a
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Aug. 11. — President
Cleveland and Secretary Lamont left
this morning at 7 o'clock, the former
going to Buzzard. Bay and the latter to
The following statement made by the
president was given out tor publication
"My absence from the capital at this
time may excite some surprise in view
of the intense interest on the subject
now awaiting determination by con
gress. Though my views and recom
mendations have already been officially
submitted to that body, and though I
am by no means certain I could farther
aid in bringing about the result which
seems so necessary, it wonld be a great
satisfaction to me if I conld remain at
the scene of action. But, whether lam
here or elsewhere, I shall look with hope
and confidence to the action of those
upon whom the responsibility now reßts
of relieving our people from their pres
ent dangers and dilhculties.
"I am going back to my summer
home at the sea shore because I am not
sufficiently rested from the strain to
which 1 have been subjected since the
4th of March, to lit me again to assume
the duties and labors which await mo
here. I have been counselled by those
whose advise I cannot disregard that
the farther rest I contemplate is abso
lutely necessary lo my health and
strength. I shall remain away during
the month of August and devote myself
to rest and outdoor recreation. My
days' doings will be devoid of interest
to the public, and I shall be exceedingly
pleased if I can be free from the atten
tion, of newspaper correspondents."
FAX FROM BRING WELL.
Naw York, Aug. 11.—President Cleve
land arrived shortly after noon. He
went with Secretary Lamont to the
Victoria hoteh Aater lunch the presi
dent and UoloneT Lamont were driven
to Dr. Bryant's house where the latter
joined the party and they were driven
back to the Victoria hotel, where
Colonel Lamont left the carriage. The
carriage was then driven to the dock of
the Fail Kiver line to take the steamer
Puritan. As the president alighted it
was noticed that his step was not as
elastic as when he came from Buzzard's
Bay last week. His eyes looked heavy.
The president immediately went to his
Dr. Bryant was asked: "Is it not
strange, doctor, that the president
should leave the eeat of government
while congress is engaged with legisla
tion of a vitally important character?"
Me replied that be was not prepared
to criticise the president.
"Perhaps a domestic event is requir
ing hia presence?"
"It would be unprofessional on my
part to speak of that matter." .
A colored porter who waited on the
president said, just before the boat de
parted at 5 o'clock, that the president
was undressing to go to bed.
The impression prevailed on the Puri
tan that the president's condition was
far from well.
A WILD REPORT.
The Herald's Washington special gays:
A wild report was circulated in Wash
ington last night to the effect that
Cleveland would leave to go to Buzzard's
Bay today, because he feejte he is beaten
in his elfort to secuie the repeal of the
purchase clause of the Sherman act.
Ttie silver men, radiant with joy, de
clared the president had abandoned his
post and surrendered the leadership
which he assumed in his message. The
simple truth is, a domestic event in
Cleveland's family will require him to
be at the side ot his wife within seven
days, and it is scarcely decent politic? to
drag such a delicate matter into a rough
and tumble political fight. The president
stands by his message, and expects lo
win in the struggle to give the country
relief and save it from general impend
ing peril. Nothing could induce him to
leave Washington at such a supreme
crime, but an event touching his tender
est and most sacred responsibilities.
OFF FOR AN OUTING.
Secretaries Carllale, GreeUam and Bls
aell Leave Washing-ton.
Washington, Aug. 11.—Secretaries
Carlisle, Greaham and Biesell left Wash
ington this afternoon for Deer Park,
Md., where they will remain till Mon
day. Before Secretary Carlisle left he
bad a conference with Assistant Secre
taries Hamlin and Curtis, Treasurer
Morgau and Assistant Treasurer Melin,
in regard to the great dearth of cur
rency. It was decided to exhaust every
means at the disposal of the treasury to
assist in putting eurrenoy in circulation.
Murdered by Mllltla.
Nashville, Aug. 11.—Advices were
received here today to the effect that all
is quiet at Coal creek. The jnry whieb
held an inquest over the body Of Drum
mond, lynched yesterday, rendered a
verdict that be came to his death by
wilful, malicious acta of the state
militia. Feeling against the militia ia
Bef naed a Bed notion*
Youngbtown, Aug. 11.— The employjsea
oi the Loyd-Bootb company and Wil
liam Tod & Co. have refused to accept a
reduction in wagea and a big strike ia
THE MONK V KIKKCt.
A Phenomenal Drop In sterling Kz
ohajnge—Oold Importa, Eto.
Nbw York, Aug. 11.—The posted rates
of sterling exchange today dropped to
$4.82"i 4.87 near the close, and the mar
ket was weaker than ever before. The
actual rates were fully 4 cents below
yesterday's highest figures. A phenom
enal drop. The fact that a premium on
currency and that gold has practically
disappeared, accounts for the demoral
Arrangements have been completed to
import gold from Paris, $1,000,000 hav
ing been engaged there today.
The Bank of Germany took precau
tions to keep its stock of gold intact by
raising the rate of discount to 5 per
Withdrawals from the Bank of Eng
land today were .£220,000 for shipment
to the United States.
The offerings for spot gold for Immedi
ate delivery this morning were one-half
per cent, but trades were declined. It
is estimated that by Monday morning
(5,000,000 will be added to the stock
Money on call was abundant at 3@4
per cent for the first time in weeks ;
some business on time loans was done
at 0. Mercantile paper was quiet. The
demand for currency was not so brisk.
Money brokers report a falling off in
business. Banks are paying out as lit
tle actual cash as possible.
Silver was somewhat easier; no sales ;
tbe only quotation was 78 asked.
CITIZENS OF ALABAMA AVENGING
An Cpi Ising Again<t a Gang; of Despera
does Who Have Long Terrorized
the Country—No Quarter
Will Be Given.
Jackson, Ala., Aug. It—The counties
of Clarke, Cherokee, Wileox and Mar
nego are greatly excited over the mur
derous doings of the notorious Meach
ami tee, and between 400 and 500 heavily
armed men are out for the avowed pur
poses of wiping oat every member of
the gang and avenging tbe numerous
wrongs perpetrated Upon the people of
the counties named. The Meschamites
are a lawless gang who operate under
tee guise of farmers. They have killed
• number of citizens who ex
pressed the oniaipn that the county
ought to be rid of them. Sometime
ago the law-abiding citizens organized
and killed a man iimned Jatnes, leader
ol the MeacbanaUes. Later"Kiroi lames
and another member 91' tbe gang were
killed. The -Maachn&itej continued
their depredations until the desperato
citizens today organized a posße and
Btaited to clean out the desperate band
Later—Tooch Bedsoe, one of the
Meachamito gang, was captured tonight
after a hard chase by the posse. He
confessed that Bob Burke tilled John
Anderson and ebot down Willis House,
and that James the leader of the gang,
killed McCorquodale for a large sum of
money, and that James Gordon killed
Lem House; also that Captain James
Forsque had been marked as the next
victim. The posse riddled Bedsoe with
bullets. Other members ef the gang
located in tbe swamps, and the posse
proposes to kili them all by tomorrow
It Is Legal to Use Them as a Clrenlat
Boffalo, N. V., Aug, 11. —In response
to a question by a local corporation,
Comptroller Eckels has given the opinion
that the ÜBe of certified checks as cur
rency is not contrary to law. The scheme
is to make certified checks of $5 and $10,
payable to bearer, to be used in pay
ment of wages. Bankers and business
men here believe it will .bring a large
measure of relief at once. Advices to
the Associated Press are to the effect
that similar action is being arranged by
the employers and banks at Danbury
and Hartford, Ct.
No Violation of Law.
Topbka. Kan., Aug. 11.—Circuit Judge
Johnson today decided the case of the
city against the Topefca club in favor of
the club. Club membfirs who desire are
permitted to keep tupplies of liquors in
private lockers. The police regarded
this as an infraction of the prohibibition
law, and raided the club, arresting sev
eral members. The trial ended today,
Judge Johnson holding there had been
no violation of the law.
A RIS Hotel Failure.
Chicago, Aug. 11.—The Chicago Beach
hotel, of which James H. Waiter, a dry
goods merchant who recently failed, was
a prominent stockholder, went into the
hands of a receiver today. The hptel
and furnishings cost $025,000. The
cause of the assignment is stated as ina
bility to sell its bonds. The company
admttß an indebtedness of $300,000.
An Irish Courict Released.
Belfast, Aug. 11. —James Walker,
who was in the beginning of 1887 sen
tenced to 20 years' penal servitude for
shooting a eoldier during rioting in Bel
fast in 1883, was released from Mount
Joy prison today by order of the gov
Rook Island Retrenchment.
Kansas City, Aug. 11.—The Rock Is
land, in order to cut down expense",
contemplate a reduction of all salaries
of 10 per cent. The ewitchmen decline
to accept, and tonight decided to strike
if an attempt is made t > force the reduc
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Perfects Face Cream; safe and sure.
For sale by A. E. Littleboy, druggist,
311 South Spring street.
Ladies' hats cleaned, dyed, reshaped
Jnd trimmed. California Straw Works,
B4 South Main street, opposite Third.
CANNED CHILE CON CARNE
The Innocent Cause of a
Challenge to Fight.
Trouble Between an Editor and
a Mexican Consul.
The Prompt Interference of Friends
Prevented a Duel.
Union Sallora Take Peaasaalon of Port
Townaend—A Riot In Which Sev
eral Men Were Injured.
By the Associated Press.
Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 11. —Trouble
here between the Mexican consul and
the Spanish editor of the paper Xl
Mexicano Republicano nearly resulted
in a duel between Seflor Silva, the
editor, and a son of the consul. The
trouble arose over a complaint made to
the consul by Silva that a Chicago
manufacturer was packing chile con
came in cans bearing the seal of the
Mexican republic. He furnished the
consul with a sample. The consul ate
the contents and afterward treated Silva
in such a manner that the latter took
offense. In a two column editorial the
Xl Mexicano Repnblicano last Saturday
assailed the personal character of the
consul and a demand was made of
President Diaz that he be recalled. Tb%
matter was taken up by the consul's son,
who challenged the editor in the regular
way to a duel. The challenge was at
first declined, but accepted yesterday
morning, when, by the interference of
common friends the affair was adjusted,
though not satisfactorily.
BAD CIIA HO X OF THE TOWN.
Colon Sallora on the Warpath at Port
Port Townsend, Wash., Aug. 11.—A
mob of onion sailors had charge of the
city tonight for an hour, James Con
nors, a union seaman, was shot twice
and may be fatally injured, and two by
standers were slightly injured. Max
Levy and ttvs "scab" boarding-honse
runners, Charles Gunnerson and Robert
Kirk, are in jail, charged with the shoot
ing. They narrowly escaped lynching,
and were removed from the city jail to
the county jail for protection. About 70
drunken union sailors attacked Levy's
house, the Latonia hotel, and demol
ished the saloon. About 15 shots were
fired, and the police for a time were
powerless to control the mob. Uunner
son, armed with two pistols, gave him
self in charge of the officers, who took
him past the crowd with great difficulty.
This is the culmination of the trouble
between the Seamen's union and the
scab sailor boarding-house runners.
THE PACIFIC BANK.
Creditor* Clone in on It—Vfce-Prealdent
MoDonald Not Onated.
San Francisco, Aug. 11. —The creditors
of the Pacific bank have filed a petition
praying that the superior court issue an
order to show cause why the Pacific
bank should not be judged insolvent and
a surrender of its estates be made for
the benefit of its creditors. The petition
asserts that the bapk is insolvent and
has suffered its property to remain un
der attachment more than four days.
The dispatch sent ont yesterday that
the stockholders of the Pacific bank had
voted to remove R. H. McDonald, jr.,
frem the position of vice-president of the
bank, was incorrect. No action was
taken in the matter, though McDonald
expressed his willingness to have Cap
tain James McDonald put in charge of
A SVDIHZX CI.K4BABCI,
The Steamer Danube Taken French
Leave from Portland.
Portland, Ore., Aug. 11.—The steam
er Danube suddenly cleared from this
city last night for Victoria, and took
with her two United States customs in
spectors and 30 Chinamen out of the 60
she brought to this port. Five of the
Chinese had already taken steps to se
cure a landing on writs of habeas corpus.
These writs were returnable today, but
Captain Meyer, seeing a long delay
ahead of him, determined to clear and
disregard the writs. After making the
necessary preparations, be turned the
ship over to the purser, and then, it is
thought, took a river boat for Astoria,
where he rejoined the Danube. A die
patch from Astoria says the eteamer
stopped there long enough to send In
spectors Blum and Church ashore with
CAPITA!. MHOTAL CASE.
The Defendant's Motion for a New Trial
Sacramento, Aug. 11.—The suit of H.
P. Livermore against Secretary of State
Waite, known as the capital removal
case, was before the superior court to
day, in the form of a motion by tbe de
fense for a new trial. Owing to the
absence of Judge Grant of Yolo county,
who gave a decision against San Jose,
Judge Prewet of Placer, who is presid
ing in the local superior court, tempo
rarily, heard the matter. The statement
on which the motion lor a new trial was
made was submitted to the judge last
week. Today lie rendered a decision in
the matter, denying the motion. The
case will now go to the supreme court.
BAN DIEUO B4NE9,
Troubles of the Consolidated National
and Its Ally.
San Diego, Aug* 11.—The Savings
bank of San Diego county which is al
lied to the Consolidated National, will
make pro rata payment to depositors of
all funds on hand on and after the 15th
met. The exact amount to be paid will
not be known until Monday. On ac
count of heavy demands tbe manage
ment has decided to set aßide all notices
and treat all depositors alike, paying to
them the funds on hand. Receiver
O'Connor has bsen hard at work since
Monday morning and has almost finished
the transfer of the Consolidated National
bank affairs from Examiner Pauley.
What the stockholders will do to hasten
resumption cannot be told until the ex
actions imposed by the comptroller are
made known, and those in turn will
await the the report from Receiver
A San Francisco Lumber Failure.
San Francisco, Aug. 11.—The firm of
Starbird <& Goldstone, extensivo lumber
dealers, have made an assignment for
the benefit of creditors. The liabilities
are stated at $110,000, assets nominally
at $150,000. Speculation in timber
lands and difficulty in collecting caused
Aim. Worthlngtoti Foand Guilty.
San Francisco, Ang. ll.—The trial of
Mrs. Worthington, who shot and killed
Harry Baddeley several months ago,
closed tonight. The jury rendered a
verdict of guilty of murder in the second
degree and recommended the prisoner
to the mercy of the court.
Fire at Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara. Aug. 11. —Fire at 2
o'clock this morning partly destroyed a
frame building occupied by Tapley &
Board, confectioners. The buildinz was
insured for a small sum. Tte stock de
stroyed was valued at $1200.
BLOODSHED IN BOMBAY.
RIOTING BETWEEN HINDOOS AND
A Hindoo Temple Stormed by a Moslem
Mob—Troops Called Ont to Quell
the Disturbance—Many Per
Bombat, Aug. 11.—A riot occurred in
this city today. Many persons are in
the hospitals suffering with more or less
dangerous injuries. Mohammedans and
Hindoos became involved in a dispute,
which scon led to a general riot. They
were celebrating the day, which had
been set apart fer religious observance.
Religious feeling ran high on both
sides, and it took but little to cauße tbe
men who were at first involved in a dis
pute to come to blows. The number of
riotors grew rapidly, and when some
Mohammedans proposed to capture the
holy Hindoo temple they found plenty
to aid them in the attempt. Howling
and yelling "Allah il Allah,
Allah il Allah," the Moham
medans rnehed to the temples,
but the priests, aided by hundreds of
Hindoos, fou#bt desperately ntminet the
desecration of the building, and finally
succeeded in driving the attackers off.
Fighting continued and finally the
authorities were compelled to call out
troqps to restore order which was ulti
mately done after considerable trouble.
The feeling between the two sects has
been rendered more bitter by the fight
ing and a ciose watch will be kept to
prevent another outbreak.
Bombay, Aug. 12.—Further murder
ous aesaults were made on the Hindoos
this (Saturday) morning. Troops are
massing in tbe ebiei native centers and
patrols are constantly on the move with
guns trained upou the principal streets.
Universal Cessation of Work on May
Hay Decided Upon
Zurich, Aug. It. —At the international
Socialistic congress today the sectional
committee reported in favor of univer
sal cessation of work on May day and
demonstrations in favor of eight hours
and universal peace. Herr Rebel, the
German Socialist loader, said it would
be impossible to cease work on May day
in Germany, owing to the laws airainst
breach of contracts. The committee'B
suggestion was finally adopted, the Ger
man delegates voting against cessation
of work. Tbe committee's recotnmenda-
tions regarding female labor, providing
for limitation of the hours of labor, pro
hibition of night work, and adequate
female inspection of women's industries,
A Receiver for tho Gulr Road.
Denver, Aug. 11. —This evening John
Evans filed a suit in the district court
of Arapahoe county for a receiver for
the Union Pacific, Denver, Texas and
Gulf railroad. This is the consolidation
of the numerous branch roads made
three years ago, and includes the Den
ver, Texas and Fort Worth. The line is
1000 miles in length, reaching from
Northern Wyoming to the gulf. Evans
has a $500,000 interest in the consolida
tion, ana when the contract was made it
was agreed that tbe Union Pacific would
subserve the interests of all the roads.
It is elai-mvl in the complaint that this
has been disregarded and the Union Pa
cific has ujed the branches as mere
A Hllsmanaged Cattle Company.
Chicago, Aug. 11.—A Vernon, Tex,,
special says: The district court ap
pointed a receiver for tbe Espula Land
and Cattle company. It owns 60,000
acres of land and 35,009 head of cattle.
It Is an English concern, and is claimed
to be insolvent. It was mismanaged.
Over $1,000,000 is involved.
Earthquake In Italy.
Home, Aug. 11. —A severe earthquake
has occurred along tbe Italian and Ad
riatic coast. It is believed large lobs of
life has resulted. Tbe shock was most
severe in tbe south, particularly in the
province of Foggia. Telegraph and train
service are interrupted.
A Texas Rank Suspends.
Waxahacuie, Tex., Aug. 11.—Tbe
Waxahachie National bank baa sus
pended. Assets, $206,000; liabilities,
$80,000. Money stringency the cause.
In the Bands or the Sheriff.
New York, Aug. 11.—The sheriff has
taken possession of the Equitable Manu
facturing and Electricccmpany. It has
a capital of $1,000,000.
Twisted silk banjo strings, the best.
Fitzgerald's. Spring aod Fr*»Win. ate,
THE EXTRA SESSION.
GOVERNOR MARKHAiI NON
COMMITTAL. HE WILL DECIDE
NEXT WEEK. THE SENATOR
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE GREAT BATTLE BEGUN,
Silver and Anti-Silver Guns
Opening ot the Financial" De
bate in the House.
A Mode of Proeedare Adopted that
Suits Both Factions.
Bland Open* With a Broadside for Free
Coinage—He Make* a Masterly
Presentation of the
By the Associated Press.]
Washington, Aug. 11.—"We do not
intend that any political party shall sur
vive that will lay a confiscating hand
upon America in the interest of England
and Europe and demonetize silver in
this country, and, my friends of the
eastern Democracy, we bid you farewell
when you do it."
These were the words of Richard P.
Bland in the great financial contest that.
opened in the house of representatives
today, and the applause that followed
the determined utterance demonstrated
that the great silver leader had with
him a material element of the Demo
cratic party. It brought every member
of the house to a realization that tbe
most serious crisis in the Democratic
party since the dissension on slavery,
was at hand; that the division of 18D3,
like tbe division of 1861, would be
largely upon sectional lines.
THE battle begun.
In accordance with the programme
agreed upon last night, Wilson of West
Virginia immediately after the meeting
of the house this morning introduced a
bill unconditionally repealing the Sher
man purchasing law, and Bland, on be
half of the free coinage men, followed
with a resolution providing for the im
mediate consideration of the bill and
alloting 14 days for general debate be
fore a vote should be taken. It limits
the talk to a total of 14 days, from 11 a,
m. to 5 p. m., with night sessions for
dehate only when desired.
Bland demanded the previous quee- \
tion on his order, but it was antagon
ized by the Republicans, under the
leadership of Gannon of Illinois, who
wanted to debate the question.
Finally a vote was taken, resulting:
Yeas, 217; nayß, 100; co the previous
question was ordered. The Republi
cans generally voted with the Demo
orats in support of the motion; The
resolution was then adopted.
bland's furb coinage bill.
Bland then presented the following
bill of the silver men, which provides
for free coinage and repeals the silver
Be it enacted that on and after the
passage of this act all holders of silver
bullion to the amount of 100 or more
ounces of standard weight and fineness,
shall be entitled to have the same
coined at the mints of the United States
into silver dollars of the weight and fine
ness provided for in section 2 of this
Section 2. That tho silver dollar pro
vided for in this act shall consist of
grains of standard silver, said dollar to
be legal tender for all debts, dues and
demand's, both public and private.
Section 3. Holders of the silver dol
lars herein provided for shall Be entitle*
to deposit the same and receive silver
certificates, in the manner provided by
tbe law for a standard silver dollar.
Section 4. So much of tbe act of Jul?
14, 1890, as requires the monthly pur
chase of 4,500,000 ounces of silver,' to be
and tbe eatae is hereby repealed.
HAYNER OPENS TllE DEBATE.
At I p. m. Kayner, Democrat, of
Maryland, began debate in support of
Wilson's biil for the unconditional re
peal of the silver-purchase ciauae of the
Rayner said the adoption of free silver
coinage would tie the United States to
the tail of any bankrupt nation of tbe
the world. Opening the mints to silver
might for a time maintain a ficticious
value of coin, but the value of bullion
would always be regulated by the mar
ket price. As long as the Sherman act
remains on the statute book, 50 long
will it be impossible to effect interna
tional arrangements, so loug will mon-
etary conferences result in failure.
Rayner said that what kept gold and
silver at a parity was the misplaced
confidence of the people. If the real
condition of the treasury was known
there would be no necessity for the re
peal of the Sherman law; it would re
peal itself. The constitution nowhere
establishes gold and silver as the money
of the country. There was no obliga
tion to coin silver, nor to purchase and
store it for the benefit of the miner.
While referring to the Democratic
platform, Kayner said, in closing: "I
know the declarations of that document
have been differently construed, accord
ing to the views of the gentlemen ex
pounding them. As for me, in this
supreme hour of my country's needs, I
am not blinded nor intimidated by the
glittering words of a convention declara
A SILVER TURNCOAT.
Brown, Democrat, of Indiana followed
Rayner. He favored the coinage of sil
ver, but in view of the havoc wrought
by the Sherman law, and the demands
of the Democratic platform, he would
vote for repeal, with or without- condi
tions. In addition to repealing the
Sherman law, the Democratic platform
promised to coin both gold and silver
without discrimination against either;
that promise must be redeemed, Brown
said. He would not attempt to speak;
for the president, but if be were to do so
he would say Cleveland favored coining
both gold and silver in accordance with
the terms of the Democratic platform.
BLAND TAKES DP THE CUDGELS.
Bland, rising to open for free, coinage,
expressed regret that a nnmbe? of gentle <
men, of whom the ipeaksi who had Jut j