Newspaper Page Text
The Circulation of THB TIMES Yesterday
For the District of Columbia, Maryland
ana Virginia, rain, no change in tempera
ture; blghearteiiy winds, ebirtaig to south
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY MOUNTING, JULY 29, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
IEHE GUT 18 10
Awful Collision In a Fog Off
FIVE GO DOWN IN THE WRECK
The Allen Liner Scandinavian linns
Down the Florence During u
Thick Fog The Captain' Wife
Among- the Drowned His Vain
Effort to Save Her.
Boston, Jnly 2S. Hro sonls peiitbed In
an awful collision in Hie dense Tog ofr
tlit coast or Newfoundland ilwrtly after
iidnigUt Inst Satetfy nlp"bt,.a.nd tonight
tbe Allen liner Scsndtnaviaii made noit
here bearing Hie news and bringing tbe
The imrfcorrtine rtorenee, of Si- John's,
N. P., -.va cut Jn two by the Scandi
caarltm. Tbe dead are
Mrs,. TMmi 01ea4 wife of Cant. Olscn.
hly-flvc year old, of St John,, X. F.
WttHnm Fry, chiity-five years old, a
saStar, or Pouie, England.
UTOUm Yabslcy, twenty-rour years
old, of St. Johns. N F.
Bates NoriiHiu, a sailor, aged twenty-two,
of St. Johns, N F.
.Noah Moms, ijtcward, aged fifty, of
Et. Johns. N. T.
3)lt' mrvUois are:
0tt. Otteu, Mate Brodwick, Boatswain
Ole lsen. nd Seaman Robert Esf-cns.
0pt. Olam said:
All went well until Wednesday night,
when such a thick fog settled down that
we could not get an observation. "We kept
a man on the forward watch all the time,
and another was kept at work blowing the
fog horn. For three days this state of
affairs kept np.
"Siwrlly arte- midnight Saturday wc
hoard a sharp whistle right close on our
purt iMe and the fcK was pierced by the
big Mack liull of an cceau hncr, loom
ing Iftgk alx-ve us and in less time than
it takes to tell it the bc-andliiavian was,
upon ms. She stiuc-k us between the main
and mizzeu mast. 1 1 was an awful shock
and the crash was dearenmg.
"Our UtUe hull did not seem to stop her
any more than so much paper. She kept
right on through 1 er, crunching her tim
bers Ifke icothplcks. She all but cuttle
roar Florence into two pieces, her sharp
bow going fully twt-ttiirds through be
fore she came to a full stop.
"When she bad stopped nnd pulled her
prow out of our hull it -was all over -with
us. The Floience careened and lurched
cliarply, there was a ruth and gurgle of
waters, and the ship dUcd down to the
bottom in about five minutes after the
Male Brodwick tolls a graphic ,tory of
the brasery of the captain and Ids vain
endeavor to sae his wife.
'Standing on the railing deck of the
rinking ship, the captain held his wire
In his arms. Mf need be, "we will die to
gether, I could hear him say to her.
"With a despairing cry I rushed to the
tide of the htcamer and bulled a cod
of rope to the captain. lie caught it
and was Just about to fasten it about his
wife when fate intervened. "With a
groan 1 felt the steamer back away and
taw the rope which might have saed
them torn fiom the captain's hands.
"Before the steamerb crew could cut
away the lifeboat it was too late. The
Florence had sunk.
"Busband and wifeweretornapart when
the fillip made her Jnst plunge. The cap
tain was rescued by the steamer's life
boat, but he never saw his wife again
He was almost prostrated with exhaus
tion and grief.'
HLTD'S FRIENDLY SPIRIT.
Kow South Wale' Premier Glad to
See Us Annex Hawaii.
.New York, July 2S.-George H- Iteld,
premier of New South Wales, arrived In
this city this morning on the steamship
Majestic, on his -way home from the
Jubilee celebration. In jegard to the an
nexation of Hawaii, he said:
"We "would Ifke to see the union Jack
floating over the islands; but if we cannot
have chat, we are going to see yours, and
welcome it as the flag of a relative.
Itfls only another link in the chain that will
LOOK FOR A LONG SIEGE.
Operators Anxious Over the Labor
Leaders' Aggressive Fight.
.Fairmont, W. Va., July 28.-The de
termination of the labor leaders to con
tinsc their aggressive fight for a complete
tleup In this region Is viewed heie with
6ome anxiety. It was thought that the
backbone ot the strike "was broken, but
preparations will now be made for a long
Eiege. The siluation is practically un
changed. Mouongah claims to have ISO
inen at work today. The injunction pro
ceedings an; jesting, but it is believed
the law -will be invoked by the operators
to its full extent.
A committee repiercnting the miners
went to Clarksburg on the noon train, and
employed tin Hon. John J. Davis, ex-Congressman.
o defend thera In the injunction
granted the operators here, restraining the
agitators from holding meetings.
A Conference Declared Off.
Sedalia. Mo., July 2S -The proposed con
feicnce of the Missouri coal miners has been
declared ,.ff James Wee, of Uighbee, says
a secret conference of Illinois and Kansas
miners, held yesterday at Pittsburg, Kans ,
inadeit unnecessary for the Missouri miners
to take action in regard to the Eastern
strike at this time.
International Chess Tonrnnment.
Beilln, Tuly 2g.-It has now been ar
ranged to begin the International chess
tournament In tills city September 12.
Frizes have been guaranteed, viz: 2,000,
1,000 and COO marks. It is, however,
intended tr- increase them in number. En
tries, will be taker, up to August 20.
'Secretary Long Summer Program.
Secretary Long ill, on Saturday o r Mon
day, leave Washington for his vacation
He will go to New York and then board the
dispatch boat Dolphin and Bail on her to
Bottpn, from wjiieh city lie will go to
Maine and then to hie old homestead.
1,000 bill bead 7Jic toduy onlv.
Park, Cheap Pxiuter, 920 r. Nut Ced. It
Dr. ITenry'e Headache Powders, a
prompt relief for all headaches. Price 10c.
The Finest Boards, $1 per 100 ft.
Frant Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andN.Y.ave,
TO DKFEXD HIS CHILD'S HONOR.
A Baptist Preacher Put Two Loads
uf Shot luto Her Lover.
Tuscola 111 . July 28. -For some time
Mason Caldwell has been paying atten
tion to Madeline Hearst, the fifteen-year-old
daughter of a Baptist preacher, a few
miles north of here. Hearst becoming
convinced that Caldwell's, intentions wen
not sincere, emptied two loads of shot
into the latter at close range. The
daughter confessed that Caldwell recently
persuaded hei to acompany h!m to Cin
cinnati. Hearst came to town ami sur
lcndered to the sheriff after th shooting,
and is now in jail. The sympathy of the
community appears to be with Hearst, v. ho
has had chaiges at Parkvlllc and other
Caldwell lies at the point of death.
TH15 PEACE PRELIMINARIES.
Tewfilt Pnslm Said to Have Deen
Authorized to Sign Them.
Athens, July 28.-It is credibly stated
here that the Sultan has authorircd Tew
fik Pasiia, the Turkish foreign minister, to
sign the peace preliminaries on Saturday
THE CLAIMS OF AMERICANS
Reported Statement of Canovas in
Remand to Them.
The War Going on Fiercely In All
the Provinces Seizures
Made in Hnvuniv.
Havana, via Key "West, July 2S. Ac
cording to a dispatch from Madrid, Senor
Ct! novas has declared that no attention
will be paid by Spain to most or the
claims of American citizens in Cuba,
backed by the American Administration,
as they are unreasonable and false. Gea.
Ituls Kiiera has been transported from
the hospital of San Ambrosio to the Ca
bana Fortress again.
The Spanish police in Havana, in addition
to the discovery or a large supply of am
munition tent from Key West to ttie in
surgents in canss of condensed milk, baio
seized several pieces of lumber -which
came on Uie Amtritan steamer Seguranca,
of She Ward Line, and which are fcald to
have contained munitions of war.
The wai is going on fificel In all the
provinces. At Euuia Vista plantation, in
Puerto Principe pioiiice, the insurgents
under Gen. Lopez Recto had a hard fight
with the Spanish battalion of Cazadores
de Cuba, which after seeral hours ended
In a Cuban victory.
Another brisk engagement took place
at San Ramon plantation, iu the same
piovincc. The Spanish guenilla of Ca
maguey was defeated, leaving on the
field twelve killed aud nineteen wounded.
A large number of cattle have been
captured by the insnigents near Sancti
Splntus from the Spanish battalion of
Tuerlo Rico. Iu Santa Clara province
Governor Xararjo is compelling the paeifi
cos concern rated in the town, to rave
the streets and perform other labor for
the municipality wlthoit payment. Those
who protest are punched as slaves.
GIEN TO THE JURY.
Up to 1 o'Clock No Verdiet Had
Batavla, N. Y , July 28. At 2:20 p.
m. today the casj of Howard C. Benliam,
accused of -wife poioniug, was given to
the jury. Not long after the jurors Avent
out they ivcre recalled by the court to
listen to a supplementary charge.
The excitement In the village is at fever
heat, and the courthouse and surrounding
streets have been filled with knots of
people discussing Benham's chances of
acquittal, but up to 1 o'clock a. m. the
jury had not reached a verdict, aud court
had not yet adjourned.
DROWNED WHILE FISFUNG.
A Boat Capsizes With Two Womeu
and u Boy on Board.
Petersburg, Va., July 2S Dr. Frank Mc
Chesney and familj , of Jarrett's, and Mrs.
J. C. Mania and Mrs. Minor Smith, of
this city, an-i her son, Frank, aged eight
years, were fishing at Grieg's Mills today.
While out rowing the boat in wh ch were
Mrs Martin and Mrs. Smith and her son
was capsized, and the occupants thrown
out and drowned.
Mrs Smith has a sister, Mrs. Tilley
Martin, who resides in Philadelphia. Mrs
Martin had recently movea to Jarrett3
TOOK MANY KINDS OF POISON.
A Doctor Commits Suicide Because
His, Wife Rode n Bicycle.
Kansas City, July 28. Because his wife
persisted In nding a bicycle In spite of his
objections, Dr. Porter, a prominent phy
siclan, committed bulclde in his office
this morning by taking morphine, strych
nine, hydrate of chloral and inhaling illu
minating gas. Mrs. Porter is prostrate
with grief. She is the daughter of Mr.
Blandy. of Zaneaille, Ohio, proprietor or a
large machine shop.
Bnilding Associations Convention.
Detroit, Mich., July 28. The fifth an
nual conventionof the United States League
of Local Building aud Loan Associations be
gauhere this morning. PresidcntBrown.of
Philadelphia, in his annual address, urged
thtt bul'ding associations encourage only
rimple, conservative, and economical
methtdfi, and aid in all matters calculated
to help the wage-earner in saving money
and purchasing homes.
Does Not Favor Reprisnl.
Rome, July 28 The Oplnione minis
terial organ , commenting up the heavy blow
struck at the German and Austrian si-gar
Industries by the new American tariff
bill, commands the prudence of Italy In
declaring against a policy or reprisals to
ward the United States, notwithstanding
the incitements to such a course.
Prohibition Candidate for Governor
Des Moines, Towa, July 28 E. L Eaton,
of Des Moines, minister of the rirst M. E
Chuich, was nominated this morning as
the prohibition candidate for governor.
Go "Where It fs Cool.
Special rates to Virginia Hot Springs,
Greenbrier, White Sulphur, and other de
llghtful resorts, high up in the Allegha
nles. Trains leave 2:20 p. m., and 11:10
p. va., daily, via Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway. Ticket offices 513 and 1421
Pennsylvania avenue. jy23,2G,29
Common Lumber Guly 75e yerlOO
Frant Ltbbey & Co., 6th st. andN.Y.ave.
KUBD BLOW TO SPOILSVE
Government Employes Rejoicing
Over the President's Action.
A SURPRISE TO POLITICIANS
They Hnd Been Expecting That Mr.
McKlnley Would Let Down the
Bars nd Instead Ho Has Put
Them Up Important Victory for
Civil Service Reform.
The order issued from the "White Houso
yesterday amending the cill service re- j
form rules filled the- departments with
joy and sent a thrill of horror tlirough
every hotel lobby In the city. The stand '
of the President for a policy that is con
strued to mean genuine civil service reform
was entirely unexpected and has cast a
shadow of gloom and despondency ocr
the offioeseeker and ennfounded the spoils
man. There "will be weening and walling
and gnashing of teeth in Ohio, and Gen j
fimsivnnr'R lftni' nn n.'irpfl Imf. nnilpllinrpil i
speech on this subject "Will now 6e con
signed to the Congressional waste-basket
The conference between the Civil Ser
vice Commission and the President was
productive or positive results, unexpected
though they were. The action with re
spect to deputy collectors or customb and
or Internal revenue, predicted in The Timed
yesterday morning, was taken. These
officials, who are the personal repre
sentatives of the collectors, will hereafter
be exempt from the classified service, and
the enumeration of these deputies in the
Internal revenue service in charge of
stamps and branch offices means thht
quite a small army of exempt employee
will be left for the selection of the col
lector, independent of the civil bervice
This question of reform in the admlni.stra
lion of the merit system has been up for
discussion among members of Congress
for many weeks Professedly a civil
service reformer though he Is, member
of Congress have taken it for granted that
the Piesldent would let down the bars
to some extent and enable them to put
Into office favored supporteis. The
chief agitators in this direction have
been loud in their declarations that when
Congress adjourned the rules would be
modified so as to undo much that Presi
dent Cleveland had done They explained
that good Republicans had been turned
out of office indiscriminately and Demo
crats put in; they pointed to the rosters
of the various departments and asked the
reasons for the disappearance of Repub
lican forces that by reason of yeais of
serIce had become familiar, and were
told that bj- and by all these things would
be remedied. When, therefore, it was
learned Tuesday that the commission was
in conference with the President, it was
believed the time was at hand when
objectionable men were about to be dis
missed and the doors opened for at least
a partially successful rusnvfor oKIce.
The disappointment of the spoilsmen can,
therefore, lie appieciated, when it Is
known that instead of opening the doors
the President has put on an extra bolt,
tightened up the hinges, and substituted
a lock that cannot be tampered with, ir
Mr. Cleveland made a mistake, as Re
publicans claim, by puttingx-the entire
rorce ot the depaitments miller the chll
service, what will these 'same" Republicans
say ot their own Presidentovho makes it
impossibls to remove these emi.TSyes, ex
cept for good cr.use. upon written charges,
with the employe given full authority to
meet and disprove them? That, in hiief, Is
the purport ot the order promulgated yes
terday. The effect of this order in Ohio promises
to be disastrous to Senator nanna's cam
paign. Promises or Federal patronage
have been uwfulin State campaigns, nnd
with an Ohio man in the "White House the
realization or those promises wero proba
ble. Mr. Hanna may promise and his lieu
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th nndK.
None better; $25 a 3 ear: day or night.
The Finest Boards, SI per 100 ft.
1 Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andN.Y. avo.
"STOP, JOrrlN. YOU DON'T VENEZUELA ME!"
I , . . i , ;
tenants may pledge the Administration
to their hearts' content. The President, by
his order yesterday, has entered hl-s elo
ugainst their plan or gathering jotes and
support, and w arued tl e country that va
canctes in Federal of f ices can no longer be
created by the simple dictum or a chief
of division, that a removal is necessary
"for the good ot the fcervice." No longer
will faithful clerku be dismissed under a
cloud that prevent-" them from securing em
ployment in private life. The afcsasslna
tion or character w ill hencaforth cean;, and
the accticed win he permitted to race Ids
accuser and disprove the charges against
him, ir It he in ills power so to do
Yesterday's order Is the first real stop
toward a genuine administration or the
WrltsysUm. The commissioners Yielded
lit the matter or deputy collectors, but
gained a big victory in the other direc
tion. The President's amendment to civil
service rule 2 is as follows:
"No removal shall bemade-fromnnyrosl-tfon
subject to competitive examination
except for Just cause and upon written
charges filed ivith the head of the depart
ment or other appointing officer, and of
which the accused shall have Tull notice
and an opportunity to make defense."
He has also amended rule 3 so as to
Include wlthh. the classified service the
employes or all custom houe orrices with
out legard to the number of employes
Hitherto fie classification embraced cus
toms ofrices where the numberor employes
was fie or more. Thls-tirder brings Into
tne classified service -svt-flve hitherto
unclassified customs offea.
The President has alo amended rule 6,
making exceptions to examinations, so as
to read as follows
"Custom House Service One cashier in
each customs district, ?one chief or prin
cipal deputy or assistant collector in each
cusroms district, one principal deputy
collector attach supporter statiou.
"Internal Revenue Service One employe
in each iatcrnal revenue district, -who shall
act ok cashier or chief deputy or assistant
collector, as may fle determined by the
Treasury Department; one deputy collector
in each Internal revenue district where
the number of employes, in the office of
the collector exceeds (pur- one deputy cul
lector in each stamp (or branchl office.
"Appointments Jothe positions namd in
thin rule in the custom hUf:e service and
the Internal revenue senice shall le sul
Ject o an examination to be pi escribed by
the Secretary of the Treasury, not disap
proved bv the commission, equal to the
examination held by the rommis'-ion for
positions of like grade. Such examina
tions shall be conducted by the commission
in accoi dance wiUi Its regulations."
Assistant Secretary Vanderlip gave out
the following statement bearing upon the
"The amendments to the civil service
rules, which the rresldenthassigned are the
most distinct step forward that have been
made In the civil service reculations since
the passage of the original law. Up to the
prpsent time neatly all the reculations
have been aimed at throwing eafeguaids
around the method of entry into the service.
There has been almost nothing looking
toward thp enforcement of the spirit of
civil service reform within, the ser-ice
itself. Many prominent civil sprvice re
formers believe that regulations enforcing
proper observance of the spirit of ciil
service reform within the sen ice, would
be ot much greater importance than any
thing that could be formulated in regard to
the entry into the service itself, and It is
in this direction, the amendment which has
Just bee-n signed by the President is
"It hasheretofore beenihe cause of much
complaint that people injthe senice could
be dismissed or reduced without definite
charges being made, and without giving
the pel 'on concerned any opportunity to
make a defense. Thai has proved the
weakest point in the "Whole civil service
system. In thePqstoff iceDerartmentsteps
were taken three yearsago to remedy this
defect, a ruling being made by Postmas
ter General Bissell to the effect that there
would be no dismissals from the carrier
force except upon written etiarges and
after the carrier was, given an opportu
nity to make a defense. Tt has been be
lieved that that rulingiworked the great
est good in. the Jcrice and removed the
carriers from partisan influences more than
anytother rule that had been put in force
Dr. Benny's Blood Tea regulates the or
gans andSmakest pel feet health.
' -t3 '-
Common Lumber Only 75e per 100
FrankLibbey & Co , 6th st. andN.Y.ave.
In regard to the Postoffice Department.
"The ciil seivice reformers, notably the
National Civil Service Reform Associa
tion, have long been contending that while
the power of removal must rest absolutely
with the heads or the departments, otlll,
no more important modiricatlon to the
present civil service rules could be made
than to throw such safeguards around re
movals ns would guard asulns the removal
of efrleiuit persons for partisan reasons.
The new ruling ly no menus lessens the
control of the head or the department over
the perron nel. Suspensions may be made
to take immediate effect, and removals can
always be made, whenever the head of the
department is satisfied that there is a jubt
"Another distinct step forward is taken In
the customs sen lco. Allcustcmsofflccsare,
by the order just signed, placed in the
closslfled service. There were, under
t'tesident Cleveland's order, sixty-five ports
where the number of employes are five
or less, left outside ot the classified serv
ice. All the employes of those sixty-five
ports are, by this order, embraced In the
clan iried service, with the exception or
a deputy and a cabhier at the principal
ports, and or one deputy at each sub-port
CUBAN LEAGUE 3IEETING.
The Times "Praised for Iti Early
and Accurate War News.
The regular weekly meeting or the Men's
National Cuban League was held at the
Conrederate Veterans' Hall last night. In
the absence or the president and -Wee
president, Dr Carter presided. A dele
gation rrom the "Women's National Cuban
League was present, aud considerable
interest was manifested in the arrange
ments tor an, excursion to be bold in
the near future by the combined leagues.
Mr. John G Slater, the former owner
or the Washington News, and president or
the Cupitoi Hill National Bank, was elected
second vice president or the league, and was
eecorted to the platform by Col. Voules
and Mr. Wyneoop.
The books for subscriptions in
the interests ot the Cuban cause
are about ready and considerable
emphasis was placed upon the fact that
the contributions are used only for the
bick and suffering Cubans and not for
Mr. Chase Royce gave a review of the
past two weeks and read a number or
interesting extracts from local papers
bearing on the Cuban situation. In the
course of his address he lemarked that
"great ciedit Is due The Washington
Times for its actMty in gathering the
latest Cuban news. We owe a great deal
to this paper for its authentic accounts
and we offer it our congratulations."
A icmmittee of tw was appointed to
wait upon ihe Times and request that
it become the agent of the League to
solicit through its columns, medicine,
money, and hospital supplies for the suf
WATCHING FOR FILIBUSTERS.
Mr. De Lome Suspects Two Vessel.
Fitting ut Wilmington,, N. C.
Senor Bupuy de Lome, the Spanisli min
ister to tills country, has notified the
Treasury Department that he has un
earthed another Cuban filibustering ex
pedition. He fears that the brig Alexander
Jones and the schooner John D. Long,
both of which are at Wilmington, N. C,
are being fitted out for an expedition to
aid the Cubans, and he has asked the Gov
ernment to watch them.
Orders ha-e been sent by the Treasury
ofiicials to the customs inspectors at Wil
mington to watcli the two vesaels, and if
Minister de Lome's suspicions prove to be
correct, to prevent the expedition.
FOSTAL SAVINGS BANKS.
Senator Maspn Will Introduce a Bill
Next Session .
Chicago, July 28. Senator Mason an
nounces that nt the nevt session of Con
gress he will Introduce a bill for the estab
lishment of a postal saings bank system
modeled after the one in vogue In Great
Uiitain, which gives the poor people a
chance at the benefit of Government se
curities. Music and dancing at Congress Heights
this evening, and every evening herrafter
until October. Music by members of U. S.
Tbe Finest Boards, $1 per 100 ft.
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th st andN.Y.ave.
RULINGS 08 HE TARIFF
Joj'-of Boston Leather Importers
Is Turned to Sadness.
MUST PAY DLTT ON CALFSKINS
Decision of the Collector That
They Were Not "Hides of Cattle"
Upset by the Treasury Official-
Prospect i-".e Profit's of the Shue
The big importers of leather at the port
of Boston, engaged in the manufacture of
boots ani shoes in and about that Eie
trcpolls, were in high glee Tuesday when
the collector of that port made a ruling
that calf skins were not "hides or cattle,"
but should come in as "skins," under the
free libt This ruling meant a saIug
ot 15 per cent on every dollar's worth
of leather ln.coited and it concurred la
would wipe out all the revenue intended
to be derived when Congress put hides
on the dutiable list.
The joy of the Importers was, however,
ot short duratioa. As soon as it came to
the knowledge of the Treasury Department
yesterday that this ruling was made, As
sistant Secretary Howell and Mr Com
stock, chlet ot the customs division, went
into executive fesslon. In a very few
minutes a message was wired the collector
nctifymg him that he had been overruled,
and directing him to enter calf skins as
"hidps of rattle,"' and to assess a duty or
15 per cent ad valorem. Thus ended the
brief happincssorth'j boot andshoe men and
their -Us'ons or profit by reason ot the
escape ot the duty were rudely shattered.
The formal ruling ot the department wilt
not he made until today, but the Boston col
lector has been officially notiried of what its
purport will be.
The moGted question as to when the
tariff bill went Into effect is causing the
department no concein. So far as Treas
ury ofriclnls are Interested the Incident
Is closed. Thev have decided that the
law takes no cognizance ot a fractional
part of a dayand the bill wentinto ertecr
on midnight ot Fridaylast. If thatis not
the correct interpretation ot the law the
importers who decline to accept it must
test the question iu the courts.
Such a suit is expected within the next
Bountiful Crops in Texas.
El Pnso, Texas., July 28 There never
wire such bountiful ciops in Texas as are
being garnered this season. There is more
wheat, ro-n, oats, and fruit tlian ever be
fore, and the cotton promises to beat all
record. Texas will be a heavy purchaser
this fall of all manufactured suppl'es
SaltRiver Valley, Ariz., will market 1,000,
000 pounds ot houey. Twenty years ago
there was not a bee in that territory.
Sntu Small's Latest Plans.
Wilmington, July 2S.-Samuel W. Small,
who is now holding meetings here, an
nounces that he Intends to make his
home at Dover, where lie will buy land
and establish a sanitarium for the treat
ment ot liquor drinkers, and also an orphan
age. Coal Operntors Raise Wages.
MIddlesborough, Ky, July 28. The coal
operators in the Middlesboroush district
have luntaTily gien their men a raise ot
ten rents per ton. They say they arc will
ing to divide profits with the men.
Hnnnn's Terse Comment.
Cleveland, O., July 2S. MarkHanua says
he has not had a chance to consider those
new civil service amendments, but at first
glance It does not seem as if as many
pluins have been shaken down as he ex
S3 Special Hates to Fort Monroe ?3
Norfolk, Va., Beach & Ocean View.
Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Co.
will sell tickets ocr Its line Saturday, July
31, gocd to return Sunday, August l.at
S3 for the round trip. it
Common Lumber Only 75c ier 100
Trank Libbey & Co., 6th st. andN.Y.ave.
THE IUBYLUD DEHDCIUT5
State Convention Makes a Plat
form and Names Candidates
SENATOR GORMAN IN CONTROL
The Platform Caters, Somewhat to
the Gold Element, Bnt Declarer
for the "Gold and Silver Money of.
the Constitution .Without Dlserimr
iuation Against Either."
Baltimore, July; 2S. The Maryland
Democratic State convention met here
today ...at Ford's Theater. Perfeec
barmorrygiarkcd its deliberations- State
Senator Thomas A. Smith, ot Caroline
county, was nominated for State coriip
troHer, and J. fsa.uk Ford, of St. Mary's,
present incumbent, for clerk of the court
or appeals. Senator Gorman was m com
plete Contrtt The platform declares fee
bimetallism, but throws a sop to the
Gold Demociats by not declaring for any
Chairman Hattersly W. Talbott called
the meeting to order in a very quiet
way He said that it was now time to
cot down to worfc. He named Col. Bu
chanan Sch'ey as temporary chairman of
.the conention. Col Schley was escorted
to the chair by Gen. Lloyd L. Jackson
and Dr. E. M. Schindel, of Washington,
Col. Sehley was greeted with considera
ble applaiibc. Jive years agtf he stcod in
the bunic theater at a similar convention
.and pleaded thht the Maryland delegstfoa
should be sent.io the national convention
pledged foi Grover Cleveland. Then Mr.
Gorman and life friends would not listen
to him; would Stardlylethlm poak, in fact.
Now It is different.
Col. Schley's speech was forcible and
wove up the crowd. He sketched out in
a way the- resolutions that were to foH&w
by arraigning the Republican party and
touching en the money question showed
that McKInley wis being won over to tbe
bimetallic theory because he had appelat
ed monetary commissioners.
The usual committees were named- The
temporary officers were made permanent.
Then Senator Gorman appeared witH the
report ot the committee on resolutions.
When the Senator came to the front of
the platform he was cheered and then
a quiet fell upon the whole audience,
which in the meantime had been coatlrt
erably augmented. Senator Gorman be
gan in the semi-dramatic way which he
has acquired very quietly, bat with very
considerable force. He read iu that pe
culiar guttural to5e of his, every note a
tnroat-note, but still with every syllable
clearly and carefully enundated.
The planks of the platform relating
to national questions are as follows.
The Den ocracy of Mar-viand, in common
with the Democracy or trie Union, believe
now, as they always nave believed, in
honet money, the gold and silver money
of tne Constitution aud the cuntnge ut lota
metals wttnoutdiscnm natioa agamsteisaer
into standard dollars or linal payment and
vc u,,ie with satisfaction that the de
mand of more than six aud oue-nati nutt
lnn of Democratic voters expressed at the
polls last November nas compelled P resident
MolCinley aad a KepubacauCongres to urge
upon the European powers, utrough the
medium of a duly appointed commission,
the necessity for au interna tiouul canrer
ence to arrange the terms ot a bimetallic
sjstem under the operation of which toth.
gold and silver shall be u-ed and recognized
as money of final redemption
The suffering of the masses, the honest
toilers, tlie hone und sinew, the brain anil
courage and manhood or the land, have met
with tne sympathy ot the Democracy, and
the protest ot our great party, so elo
quently voiced in last year's elections, has
forced the Republican party, de-pite its
arrogance and recklessness, to recognize
tne neads or an aroused and patriotic
people. And while many Democrats have
not approed all the expressions ot their
party in national convention, bimetallism
will surely come. It may come through
the instrumentalities set In moiion by tn
present Administration, though in truth
inspired by the intrepid action of tne
Democratic voters But it will come, and
the prosperity and happiness that foll.w
ln us train will Le aue to the courage,
the undaunted fidelity and the intelligent
patriotism ot the Dcmocracv.
In all respects other than'this reluctant
performance, the Republican party has been
false to the pledges and piofesions upon
the strengtli of which, last November, it
beruied the suffrages of the American
Triumphing upon an issue of financial
reform, it was bound by every obligation
of good faith to redeem its promises to the
country. Every existing act relating to
the currency Is the work of the Republi
can party That party is responsible for
every one or the detects in a system now
universally regarded as being vicious and
unwholesome That party is, therefore,
responsible for their correction.
let Preeident McKInley convened the
Congress in extra session within the fort
night following his inauguration, and now,
after more than four mouths of delibera
tion, which the Democrats have had no
power to interrupt or influence, the Con
gress has adjourned without tdvinjr the
people the smallest measure ot liuancnil
relief and with the sole ieult ot imposing
upon them a tariff la.w more oppressive
and iniquitous than lias ever disgraced
our Etatute books -a law which taxes the
masses tor th benefit of the classes which
narrows the field of individual oppor
tunity, which forbids the expansion ot our
Commerce, and which has not even the
merit ot proiding a sutflcient revenue for
the proper conduct ot the Government. It
is in all respects a more odious and ab
horrent measure than the McKinley act ot
lhi0. That act was orerwhelminjily repu
diated and rebuked by ths people in la&2.
The Dingtey act will be still more signally
Condemned in lb98.
The Democratic party, In the interest
of the whole people, will contltlueto wage
war against the iniquities ot this act, rind
will insist upon a tariff for revenue suffi
cient for the needs of the Government;
economically admiuistcred, and will al
ways maintain that unnecessary taxation
is unjust taxation.
Thus, in a time or widespread Industrial
depression, when the agricultur.il classes
are confronted by poverty in its direst
form, and when the tellers in the mines
and factories find themselves forced into
despair andsufferlng, the Republican party
not only Tails to keep the solemn promises
or 189(5, but actuallymocks thetaxpajers
by an extravagance or expenditure and"
profligacy or appropriation which that
party, even in the carnival that rased
rrom 1SGS to 1876, necr dreamed or rival
ing. the sympathies of the American peo
ple ar always enlisted In I eiialf of those
who are battling for lllierty and Inde
pendence, and the heroic struggles or The
people or Cuba is no exception to this
rule. The appalling atrocities committed
In. the war now being waged on that
island ment the execration of all civil
ized people, and we demand that the
American Government, while observing
eery treaty obligation, shall take such
proper and erfecthe action as will ameli
orate the atrocities now being committed
and rullv protect eery American citizen
in his lire and property.
Mr Snurii, the nominee for comptroller,'
is a radical Democrat, an advocate of,
the free coinage of silver, nnd has a
clean record politically.
Mr Ford, renominated for clerk of the
court of appeal', ;s very popular. Although
his county, St. Mary's. Is largely Repub
lican, he held the office of clerk of the
county circuit court for eighteen years.
If You Wnnt a Reliable Carpenter,
Tranlc Llbbey & Co , 6th at. andN.Y.ave.