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FOR HONEST MONEY
Plans Outlined by the
EDUCATION IS IN ORDER.
Organization and the Distribu
tion of Suitable Literature
METHODS TO CONVINCE VOTERS.
All Are Agreed That Non-Partisan
Methods Are Proper In the
SALT LAKE, Utah, May 16.— The silver
conference met in its second day's session
at 9:30 A- m., and immediately went into
executive session to consider plans of ac
tion. Various suggestions were made, sum
marized as follows:
The Montana delegates, -consisting of
Messrs. jMerrill, Sargent and Bickford, were
all of the same* opinion as to the plan,
agreeing that honest -money leagues
should be organized in! every precinct,
county atvd State. These leagues should
agree to a; specific plan of raising money to
distribute literature throughout the Mid
dle States; AH prominent mining compa
nies should be asked to pay certain assess
ments permonth to aid in the work. :
Mr, Borah of Idaho agreed in the main
with the plan proposed. He was opposed
: \ixi any partisan .work.:. He was a Republi
can, but henceforth would not support his
party on National issues unless it had both
a candidate and platform in favor of silver
at 16 to 1. He put no trust in a man who
was afraid to declare himself as being ab
solutely for or against silver.
■ Mr. Bryan x>i Idaho wanted the women
an<i children to organize arid help, as well
as an organization of all silver men within
their party lines, but to have them startd
ready at the tick of an instrument to swing
into line, irrespective of their past party
affiliations. . • : ■
Mr. Hilp of Nevada wa« in favor of hav
ing four big mass-meetings, to be held in
different parts of the United States within
the next six months. He stood ready at
the opportune time to leave his party
K Democratic) if it failed to do the proper
thing in 1896.
Governor Prince of New Mexico wanted
headquarters opened in New York City,
to start the propaganda and to hold
meetings to be aadressed by prominent
men, irrespective of party, who should
talk exclusively on honest money. He
paid that Senator Teller and Messrs.
Thomas and Patterson of Colorado repre
sented all parties, and if they could be per
suaded to address such meetings it would
be a great help. With the same line fol
lowed by each State prominent orators of
all parties would address Eastern audiences
on the subject of "Honest Money vs. Cleve
land's Sound Money." In literature he
favored Coin and Archbishop Walsh's
"Momometa]lism and Bimetallism."
Mr. Robsnider of West Virginia was In
vited to address the conference. He said
West Virginia was for silver, and that the
Democracy of the South was not Cleve
land Democracy. The South herotofore
had faith in their leaders, but, having
been betrayed by Carlisle and others, the
people will be heard from in the conven
tion of 1896.
Mr. Chambers of Utah was in favor of
devising ways and means to raise money
to distribute "honest money" literature
and hold large meetings in Eastern cities.
Senator Clark of Wyoming was in favor
of a campaign of education, and agreed
with Mr. Morrill as to the details. But he
favored concentrating the work in the
Mississippi Valley rather than New York,
and with the producers of lowa, Illinois
and Indiana. He concluded by saying,
"If we succeed, like Monte Cristo, the
world will be ours."
Congressman Shafroth of Colorado was
in favor of fighting from the jump, and de
clared that henceforth each political party
should instruct its delegates to the Na
tional convention to retire unless they se
cure a candidate and plank for silver. The
Democrats and Republicans can go to their
respective conventions loaded for bear and
let the East know they are there for but
Governor Adams of Colorado said it was
easy to win a battle at a conference, but
that when in the field the silver men will
not find a Chinese army or a Li Hung
Chang to fight. They will meet the finest
equipped army in the world, with the
money power of the world behind it and
all inducements in favor of gold. As to
literature, he wanted the people to read
and understand the constitution of the
United States and the money of Jefferson
and Hamilton. He wanted a big parade
in New York City, with a gigantic labor
parade, to march, silently and without
furor through the streets, but with two
banner?, the American flag and a motto,
"We want the money of the constitu
tion — gold and silver."
Congressman Mondell of Wyoming
wanted the battle fought within party
lines at present, with a notice of a change
of base in case of failure, but that notice
to be given to States rather than National
conventions. He agreed with Senator
Clark and wanted the propaganda con
centrated at present in the producing
Mr. Light of Colorado thought that the
New England States were as ripe as the
middle States for conversion. Consider
able interest had already been awakened
in Massachusetts. He was in doubt about
Texas being very strong for 6ilver. He
wanted money to pay for literature rather
than have it given away, and suggested
that a financial army might be organized
to battle for honest money. He said he
had been engaged since January 1 in dis
tributing "Coin's Financial School," and
had sent out over 6000 copies. From his
large correspondence he was convinced of
a rapid change of sentiment in New Eng-r
land among all classes, and thought the
people there were willing to buy their
literature. His correspondence also showed
that the people of Kansas, Nebraska and
Texas felt unable to buy the books, but
..they would read them if furnished. His
plan for a financial army contemplated
the enrollment of all in jeach State in
. favof of the honest dollar. They should
say: "I hereby enroll myself a men)ber
of the financial army during the campaign
for honest money, which shall continue un
til silver is restored to the position it occu
pied-.uhder Jefferson. Jackson and Lincoln.
I also agree to pay monthly into the cam
paign fund the sum of ." He believed
a million members could be enrolled,: and
ji they paid only 25 cents it would provide
a fund of $250,000 per month for the publi
cation and distribution of literature, which
would be more effective if sold at a very
low price. This army should be at once
organized and put to work. It would re
sult in organizing the mass of voters in
every State in the Union. The Western
army would raise money to carry on the
P^astern campaign and the Eastern army
would distribute that literature.
Mr. Young of Washington wanted to
create an executive committee with head
quarters at Chicago or some other large
city, and a finance committee to report to
the executive committee. He wanted to
get literature at once and distribute to the
Colonel Winston of Washington favored
a National non-partisan organization and
a precinct silver ticket put out within each
party in the several States.
General Jones of Washington wanted the
proceedings of the Brussels conference
freely distributed and said it was queer
that the authorities in Washington said
the supply was exhausted. He was very
sorry that the gold bugs had stolen the
synonym of "honest money" and sug
gested the name "honest dollars."
Wharton Baker of Philadelphia was
invited to make an address and said the
battle-ground was in the East. Pennsyl
vania now seems ready to declare for free
coinage, but the adjoining States stcod
sorely in need of the gospel of truth.
Dodson Brothers, the largest copper manu
facturers in the world, were sincere advo
cates of bimetallism at 16 to 1. He stood
ready to battle for free coinage within the
ranks of the Republican party, and in case
of failure would use his influence for the
part}* that favored free silver irrespective
of other issues. In April 800 members of
the Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia
declared for silver and gold. If the people
are once aroused the battle will soon be
In the afternoon it was announced that
the committees on plan of action and on
address to the people would not be ready
to report until morning.
Laugenoujr offered the following resolu
tion, which was laid on the table untilto
morrow: . : [. .",-■■' : . - :
Resolved, That after the business of this con
ference has been finished we da and by this
resolution are constituted an executive com
mittee for the purpose of derisi-ng ways and
means or electing to the Presidency and Con
gress of the United States men.who are known
to be absolutely in favor Of free and unlimited
coinage of silver, and hereby piedge ourselves
tb work and vote for no party or candidate
who is not pledged to the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, irre
spective of international agreement.
After a brief session in the afternoon the
conference adjourned to /accept an in
vitation to Saltair, the great bathing re
sort on Salt Lake. All were delighted with .
their visit there.
. ' An invitation was received and accepted
to send delegates to the convention of
Southern and Western States at Memphis,
Term., oh June 12 and 13 next. Congratu
lations were received from Senator Mantle
of Montana and from the Bimetallic
League of Los Angeles.
An audience of fully 6000 assembled in
the big Tabernacle - = to-night to hear
speeches from members of the conference
on the silver question. Addresses were
made by Hon. Alva Adams of Colorado,.
W. E. Borah of Idaho, P. H. Winston of
Washington, H. E. Bartine : of Nevada,
George Holdorn of Montana, J. T. Shaf
roth of Colorado, T. J. Clunie of California, .
and Governor W. J. MoConnell of Idaho.
The applause was tremendous.
At Fort Douglass to-morrow at 11 a. m.
there will be a review of troops in honor of
the visiting Governors and ex-Governors. ;.-;
SENTIMENT IN KENTUCKY.
It Is Outlined at a IHttriet Democratic
' • ■' Convention. .'''V
OWENSBORO, ■ Ky., . May . 16.-The
Democratic convention to nominate a Rail- j
road Commissioner for the First District, I
comprising 39 of the 119 counties of the !
State, to-day unanimously adopted the '
We declare it to be an elementary principle
of Democratic faith that both gold and silver
coin shall constitute the primary money of the
country; that both metals shall be • received
for mintage without discrimination and at
the legal ratio that existed prior to 1873, and •
we demand . the unrestricted coinage of both I
gold and silver at this legal ratio ; and that !
both metals be ■ declared full legal tender in I
payment of all debts public and private. . ~:
. This being the strong Democratic section
of Kentucky, the action possesses -sig
nificance as affecting the probable action I
of the . State convention next month, j
Senator Blackburn was here taking ian \
active part, and was earnestly interested j
in adopting the resolution. ; Much interest
is taken in Secretary Carlisle's campaign
here next week against free coinage. ; : . '
DELUDED XOJVO ENOUGH.
Judge Caldvrell's Pointed Remarks on
the Silver Question. ' ' ■' ■ '
DENVER, Colo., May 16.— Hon. Henry
C. Caldwell, I senior United States Circuit
Judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, first
made District Judge •by President Grant
: and promoted to the Circuit Judgeship by
President Harrison, wrote a letter under
date of St. Louis, April 30, to an old army
friend now in Denver, in which, among
other things, he 'speaks., freely and frankly
upon the' silver question. ■ ;
The letter was written without any sup
position that any part of it would be given
to the public, but the friend to whom it
was written, who is an ardent silver man
himself, assumes the privilege for the sake
of the good cause to make public a part of
what the Judge Writes about silver. Judge
Caldwell's utterances are bold, clear and
unequivocal. The following is from the
The country is about to enter upon another
struggle for the protection of the rights and
the promotion of the interests of the laborer
and producer, which is, in ray judgment, of
even more moment than the first. I have been
surprised that the issue has been so long de
layed. The fight ought to have been forced
years ago on the line of absolute and unquali
fied free coinage of gold and silver at the ratio
of 16 to 1, without regard to the action of Eng
land or any other foreign power.
If we are to be subservient to England In our
financial policy why not in other matters?. The
financial policy of a nation determines its
strength and prosperity, and the nation which
consents that another and competing nation
may regulate its financial policy will find its
producers impoverished and its industries de
stroyed, and the nation itself will soon be little
more than a mere dependency .of the power to
which it surrendered the most vital function
of -government. If we are not capable and able
to establish and maintain our own financial
policy we ought to haul down "Old Glory,"
which you fought so gallantly to uphold, and
turn the Government over to Queen Victoria or
ask Canada to annex us.
The President has thrown down the gnuge of
battle. I trust the silver men in all parties and
everywhere will take it up. lam happy in the
belief that platforms meaning anything and
nothing on the silver question will in future
(jo for nothing with the members of all parties.
The people have been deluded and deceived
until their eyes are open. There has sprung
up amonp them that hostility to such plat
forms which' the empty and perfidious hypoc
risy of set phrases never fails in the end to
J O WA>B BIXETA LLIC ZEAG UE.
Senator Allison Challenged to a liebate
in iie.i Moines.
DES MOINES, lowa, May 16.— The Cen
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1895.
tral Bimetallic League of lowa, of which
A. J. Matthis of Dcs Moines is president
and J. Watts secretary, has forwarded a
letter to Senator Allison challenging him
to come to Dcs Moines and debate with
some advocate of the free coinage of silver
at 16 to 1, to be designated by the league.
The challenge is qualified by the statement
that if Senator Allison believes in such
coinage then a debate is unnecessary.
General Weaver left last night for Colo
rado, Where he will deliver ten speeches
for free silver, going from there to Mis
souri to make a like number of speeches.
He will bring back with him General A.
J. Warner of Ohio and Joseph C. Sibley to
attend the big silver meeting here June 5.
SENATOR ELKINS MISQUOTED.
He Advocate* Silver to a Certain Ex
tent.- . •
NEW YORK. N. V., May 16.— Senator
Elkins of West Virginia says he was fre
quently misquoted on his Western trip as
being in favor of free silver. "I believe in
bimetallism and in the use of silver in the
furthest possible way consistent with
sound money." He added: "I am not for
silver to the extent that is hurtful to the
country. The Government has the power
to limit the use of metals. The Republi
cans of the East and West must get to
gether on the silver question. 1 believe
the silver question will settle itself, and
when we come to meet next year at the
National convention there will riot be any
antagonism between the East and the
TAKES THE INITIATIVE.
Germany Approves of Holding an Inter
BERLIN, Germany, May 16.— 1n spite of
the fact that Chancellor Hohenlohe depre
cates the matter, the Upper House of the
Prussian Diet, by a vote of 72 to 38, adopted
Count yon Mirbach's resolution in favor
of steps being taken for the prompt settle
ment of the currency question dv an agree
ment as to international bimetallism.
During the debate the President of the
Reichstag warmly opposed the motion
and informed the Federal Government
that it would thereby create disaster and
disturbances. Prince Hohenlohe adhered
to his statement in the Reichstag that the
Government would submit the silver ques
tion to further examination in consonance
with the Federal Government, and was
also willing ultimately to meet the other
powers and discuss the commercial meas
ures to be taken.
But first of all the basis of the discussion,
he insisted, must be definitely settled upon.
So soon as the answer to the Government
was received renewed attempts would be
made to invite an international exchange
of views upon the subject. Therefore he
advised the House, if it did not wish to
support the affair, to adopt Herr Becker's
amendment, which struck out that part of
Count Mirbach's motion which demanded
that Germany take the initiative.
Prince Hohenlohe's advice, however,
was ignored and the amendment was re
jected by a vote of 72 to 38, and later Count
yon Mirbach's motion in favor of steps
being taken upon the part of the Govern
ment for the prompt settlement of the cur
rency question by an agreement as to inter
national bimetallism, was adopted by the
SPRUNG AS A SURPRISE
Resolutions Inviting Institutes
to Join the Catholic
Further Steps In the Plan to Amal
gamate the Various Organ
OMAHA, Nebr., May 16.— At the fore
noon session of the Supreme Council of the
Catholic Knights of America Delegate
Fieney of New York sprang a surprise in
the form of a resolution inviting members
of the Young Men's Institute to join the
This was followed by a resolution of
Mr. O'Keefe of New Mexico, asking the
Young Men's Institute and kindred Catho
lic societies to make a formal proposition
to be merged into the Catholic Knights of
A red-hot fight was averted by referring
the resolutions to the committee on laws.
This is another feature of the fight for the
amalgamation of all Catholic societies.
Mr. Fieney of New York offered a reso
lution inviting the Atlantic jurisdiction of
the Young Men's Institute, especially
those who have embraced insurance feat
ures, to affiliate with the Knights, the in
vitation being extended because of the ex
pressed belief of Grand Master Rives that
a combination of the Young Men's Insti
tute with the Catholic Knights of America
would be mutually advantageous.
It is said upon good authority that the
question of admitting women to member
ship will be revived to-morrow.
. MIXERS OF THE WEST. j
They Are Invited to Join the Federation Of
. ■ . . .■ ■ Labor.'
DENVER, Colo., May 6.— The conven
tion of Western miners to-day was an in
teresting one. The delegates ' from Butte
severely criticized the report that they rep
resented a portion of the organization who
were \ of the silk stocking or upper circle
brand ■of the order, and did not wish to
affiliate with other unions. The Butte
delegates . said that the position of the
'Butte union miners was quite the contrary \
as the plan had originated in that camp to
take in other unions.
The several committees reported to-night
and radical changes were made, both in
the i secret 5 work \ and in the by-laws and
y.A" communication was received from
President Mcßride of the American 1 Fed
eration of Labor stating that he could not
attend because of - , illness. He recom
mended affiliation ; with the federation, of
which he is the chief official, and doing so
said the Miners' Federation would not be
affected, as it would still have the right of
self .-government. The matter has not
come to a discussion yet, as the time will
all be taken up for another day or two by
the discussion of the changes recommended
by the ; standing committees. The dele
gates hope to.conclude the convention this
week. ,y . ' . ;" , '\-
Caused by Eating a Human Sausage.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 16.-Norman
Cameron, a student in the law class of '95
in the university, and correspondent for
the DetToit News, was expelled from the
university to-night by the law faculty for
sending to his paper a report about a medi
cal student eating a human sausage. The
faculty admitted the truth of the story, but
by a vote of 3 to 1 expelled the correspond
ent on the ground that the publication of
it was indecent and damaging to the uni
for Poisoning Hit Wife.
ALPENA, Mich., May 16. -Henry Brad
bury was arrested to-day, charged with
having poisoned his wife, who died under
suspicious circumstances a week ago.
HAR D TO INTERPRET.
Relations of the Union
Pacific and the Short
JUDGE S ANBORN'S ORDER.
Officials Are at Sea as to Just
What the Ruling Con
FINANCES ALL IN A MtTDDLE.
Solicitor Thurston Thinks The U. P.
Men Are Favored by the
OMAHA, Nebb., May 16.— 1t seems im
possible to tell how far or to what extent
the relationship between the Union Pacific
and Oregon. Short Line will be affected by
Judge Sanborn's order in the Short Line
case at St. Paul yesterday. Officials at
headquarters are somewhat at sea as to
just what the order contemplated. Viewed
from almost any standpoint, the condi
tions are such that it may contemplate
any further propositions. It may mean
the payment of interest on coupons in de
fault, plus the interest accrued on the date
the property goes to the new receiver and
to accrue dxiring the life of the receiver
ship; coupons on all first mortgages on
the entire Short Line system, or coupons
plus interest accrued on the entire system
and to accrue during the life of the receiv
It is believed that should the American
Loan and, Trust Company attempt to pay off
the interest defaulted, and, taking the four
propositions as a basis in view of the Un
certainty attaching to the order, it is
roughly approximated that the amount in
volved in tnese propositions will range
from $250,000 to $1,250,000.
General Solicitor Thurston to a reporter
outlined the position of the receivers,
whom he represents, and gave his opinion
as to exactly what the order of Judge San
born contemplates. He said :
"I have not seen the full text of Judge
Sanborn's order or opinion in the m itter
of the Short Line receivership, but ihere
can be no question but what the Judge has
decided in our favor as fully and com
pletely as we asked. It was repeatedly
conceded in the argument that if the sec
ond mortgage holders would pay or give
a bond to pay the first mortgage interest
then they were entitled to an order putting
their receiver in charge of the property.
On the hearing we offered to withdraw
from the argument if they would pay the
first mortgage interest or give good and
sufficient bonds to pay it. This the other
side was not prepared to do and insisted
that their receiver was entitled to posses
sion of the property without requiring
them to pay the interest. All we con
tended for was the right of retention by
the present receivers appointed under the
first mortgage interest until the first
mortgage interest was paid.
"I am not able to state just what amount
it will be necessary for the second mort
gage holders to advance to meet the defi
ciency in the first mortgage interest, but
think there is something like $300,000 to
1500,000, and. in my judgment, it is not
at all likely that the second mortgage
bondholders will raise and pay this money
for the mere purpose of putting their re
ceiver in charge of the property during
foreclosure proceedings. It stands, how
ever, conceded that the second mortgage
under its foreclosure bill has the absolute
right to possession of the property upon
taking care of the first mortgage interest."
DEATH OF ADMIRAL ALMY
Close of the Career of a Dis
Hl9 Gallant Services for the Union
Recognized at Home and
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 16.— Rear-
Admiral Almy of the United States navy,
retired, died this morning after a long ill
ness, aged 81 years.
John J. Alray was born in Rhode Island
in the year 1815. He was appointed from
that State as midshipman February 2, 1829;
attached to the United States steamer
Concord, Mediterranean, 1830-32; United
States steamer Ontario, coast of Brazil,
1833-34; examined and promoted to
passed midshipman July 3, 1835; receiving
ship at New York, 1836-37; U. S. S. Cayne,
Mediteranean, 1838-41, at acting ruasterand
navigator; commissioned as lieutenant
March 8, 1841 ; U. S. brig Bainbridge, West
Indies, 1842; frigate Macedonian, coast of
Africa, 1843-45; line-of-battle-ship Ohio,
Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean (during
the Mexican war and after the war), 1846
--50; participated in the siege and capture of
Vera Cruz and the capture of Tuspan, lat
ter part of war (1848) on the Pacific Coast,
and commanded one of the forts at Mazat
lan during the naval occupation of that
place; coast survey, 1851-56, on the sur
vey of Chesapeake Bay and the sea coast of
Virginia and North Carolina; command
ing U. S. S. Fulton, on the coast of Central
America, in 1857, where General Walker
and his filibustering party surrendered to
Rear-Admiral Pauldin on board of that
vessel at Nicaragua.
In tha operations of the United States
squadron against the filibusters the com
mander-in-chief, Rear-Admiral Paulding,
in his report to the department, said :
"Lieutenant-Commander Almy performed
his part of the work exceedingly well, and
is an officer who can be relied upon at all
times." Commanded the Fulton in the
expedition to Paraguay in 1858-59; at
navy-yard, New York, 1860-61.
Almy was commissioned as commander,
April 24, 1861; commanded "United States
steamer South Carolina, South Atlantic
squadron, under Admiral Dupont, 1862-63;
United States steamer Connecticut, North
Atlantic squadron, under Admiral Lee,
1864; United States steamer Juniata, South
Atlantic squadron, under Admiral Dahl
gren, 1865. While in command of the
steamer Connecticut he captured
and sent four noted blockade - running
steamers with valuable cargoes ; ran ashore
and destroyed four others. Commissioned
as captain March 3, 1865; commanded
United States steamer Juanita in a cruise
to the South Atlantic (coa«t of Brazil and
south coast of Africa) in 1865-67.
While on the coast of Brazil he rescued
the Brazilian brig Americo and crew from
shipwreck, attended with gTeat danger,
for which service he received the
thanks of his Imperial Majesty the
Emperor of Brazil. Ordnance duty at
the navy-yard. New York, 1868-69.
Commissioned as commodore December
30., 1869; chief signal officer of the navy at
Washington, 1870-72. Commissioned as
rear-admiral, August 24, 1873, and on the;
following month ordered to, and took com
mand of the United. States naval forces in,
the Pacific Ocea-n. While at Panama in
October, 1873, a serious and violent revo
lution broke out, characteristic to that
country, which continued for three, weeks.
The city of Panama and the Panama Rail
road were in imminent danger of being
destroyed, A force of seamen and marines,
numbering 200, under competent officers,
was landed from the ship and kept on
shore until the revolution terminated,
affording efficient protection to the rail
road, to American and European interests.
"In 1875, while in command of the Pacific
squadron, his Majesty; the late King Kal
akaua of the Hawaiian Islands, presented
him with the insignia of the Order of Kam
ehameha I, in appreciation of courtesies
and attentions bestowed upon hi& Majesty
connected with his visit to the United.
States, the King and his suite having been
conveyed to and from the islands in a
United States ship under orders of and ar
rangements made by the rear-admiral. He
has performed altogether 27 years and 10
months' sea service, the largest amount up
to this time credited to any officer of the
navy r shore or other duty 14 years and 8
months, in April, i 877, he was retired,
having reached the age prescribed by law
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OF INTEREST TO THE COAST.
Postmasters Appointed and Additional
Pensions Oranted. . •
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 16.—Post
masters have, been appointed as follows:
A. F. Purdy, at Lawrence, Sailta Clara
County, vice E. E. Purdy, resigned ; W. E.
Burgess, at Los Nietos, Los Angeles
County, vice Evy Knox, resigned; J. L.
Campbell, at Monson, Tulare County, vice
Thomas Huston, resigned.
Pensions have been granted as follows :
California: Original— Romulus Cordero,
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County ;
Erasmus B. Dennison* San Francisco.
Washington : Reissue — John C. Shoafler,
Kalama, Cowlitz County.
Oregon : Original — William Beaver,
Murphy, Josephine County. Renewal-
Joseph D. Hite, Progress, Washington
MIX EK Alt' FIELDS OF ALASKA..
Government Experts Detailed to Make a
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 16.— An ef
fort to obtain information regarding the
undeveloped mineral fields of Alaska will
be made by Government experts detailed
to make a practical study of the economic
geology of the Territory. A party, which
consists of Professor George P. Becker,
Professor William H. Dall and Geoloeist
Purrington of the United States Geological
Survey, left to-day for Tacoma, Wash.,
whence they will proceed to the field of
investigation in a Government boat.
Special attention will be paid to the gold
fields in the neighborhood of Shumagin
and Kodiak islands, the district about
Sitka and the coal fields about Cooks
Inlet. The officials will remain until late
in the fall.
Lands for Settlers.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 16.— The
President to-day signed proclamations
declaring the Yankton-Sioux reservation,
South Dakota, and Siletz reservation,
Oregon, open to settlement at noon on
May 21. The lands will then be thrown
open to settlement within a few days of
the issuance of the proclamations. The
General Land Office, it is understood, has
already placed itself in readiness to carry
out the provisions of the proclamation.
The Yankton reserve embraces about 168,
--000 acres of the best land of the Dakotas.
Deeds of a San Carlos Buck.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 16. — In
dian Agent Meyer at San Carlos, Ariz.,
telegraphed the Indian Bureau to-day that
a renegade Indian, probably Massai, had
killed one Indian woman, wounded a sec
ond and carried off a third from a place
ten miles south of the reservation. Police
and troops are pursning.
WASHINGTON. D. 0., May 16.— Colonel
Judson D. Binjrham, assistant quarteV
master-general, was retired to-day. This
promotes Lieutenant-Colonel George li.
Weeks to be colonel and Captain John L.
Clem, the drummer-boy of Chickamauga,
to be major.
Condition of the Treasury,
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 16.—To
day's statement of the condition of the
treasury shows: Available cash balance,
$182,500,311 ; gold reserve, $97,043,114.
CONEY ISLAND'S BIG FIRE
Annual Conflagration on the
West End of the
One Hundred Buildings Burned or
Damaged and Sixty Families
Deprived of Shelter.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 16.— The
west end of Coney Island was visited by
its annual conflagration to-day. The
spread of the flames was accelerated by a
strong south wind. Conrad Steubendorf'a
three-story hotel, where most of the pugil
ists had established their training-quarters,
was destroyed among the first buildings.
From there the flames spread to a new
two-story hotel and half a dozen small
buildings adjoining it. They were burned
to the ground, as was the miniature Ferris
Altogether about 100 buildings were de
stroyed or greatly damaged, and about a
thousand people are thrown out of employ
ment. The estimated damage is $250,000.
Sixty families wao were deprived of shel
ter by the tire have taken refuge in the Sea
Beach Palace, which is a large place of
A man named Gallagher was overcome
by the fierce heat of the fire. Assistance
was asked for from the fire companies at
Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Unionville
One Man liloirn to Atoms.
HOUGHTON, Mich., May 16. -The
glycej ine-house of the Hancock Chemical
Company at the Woodside Dynamite Fac
tory, three miles from here, was blown up
at 12:45 to-day. Nearly all the other
buildings comprising the plant were de
stroyed. So far as known only one life
was lost, though several persons were in
jured. Frank Shoper, an employe, was in
tbe building when the explosion occurred
and he was blown to atoms.
The works were blown up on March 15
and one man was killed. They had just
been rebui I .*
WILL NOT SURRENDER
Trustees Loth to Lose
Control of Two
Dispute Over the Property
the Most Important
ELECTION OP A MODERATOR.
The Honcr Is Cbnferred Upon Dr.
Robert Russell Booth of
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 16.— A unique
feature of the sessions of the general as
sembly of the two leading branches of the
Presbyterian church is that both bodies
will discuss the question of the control of
theological seminaries conducted under
their auspices, and that the trustees of the
respective seminaries are reluctant to sur
render control, a3 desired by the supreme
The United Presbyterian church has but
two theological seminaries* They are
located at Allegheny, Pa., and at Xenia.
Ohio. The Allegheny seminary directory
has declined to surrender the property of
the institution to the general assembly;
the directory of the Xenia institution has
hot been heard from definitely, but it was
stated last night that it is divided on the
question. The seminary question will be
the most important matter before the
United States Presbyterian Assembly
which convenes here on the 22d inst.
Commissioners from the West are rais-
ing an issue of exciting importance. They
say that the home and foreign boards are
"honeycombed with Briggism," and that,
therefore, the people will not contribute.
Some are in war paint and are even gun
ning for secretaries, and may demand a
reconstruction of the boards. Should such
an issue be reached the seminary-control
question will be put in the background.
The subject may come up in the conven
tion with the reports of the standing com
mittees on the home and foreign boards.
The first business session of the Presby
terian General Assembly opened at 3
o'clock this afternoon -with the committee
on commissioners' report on the roll.
Following this there wa9 the call for
nominations for moderator. General
James A. Beaver, ex-Governor of Pennsyl
vania, nominated Dr. R6bert™Russell
Booth of New York. The nomination was
greeted with cheers. Rev. Andrew C.
Zenos, D.D., of Chicago, seconded the
nomination on behalf of the Western con
tingent. The Western Commissioners
were determined not to let the office of
moderator go without a fight, and Dr.
Samuel S. Cryer of Albert Lea, Minn.,
nominated General Robert N.Adams of
Minneapolis. He was ■ followed by Dr.
Clarence W. Backus of Kansas City, who
nominated Dr. William M. Page of
Nominations were then closed and Isaac
D. Fry of Cincinnati and H. T. Nash of
St. Lonis were appointed tellers. The first
ballot resulted as follows: Booth, 300;
Page, 165 ; Adams, 83.
On motion the election of Dr. Booth
was made unanimous and the new moder
ator was called to the platform and made
a pleasing address.
Dr. W. L. McEwan presented the new
moderator with a handsome gavel made
from olive wood in Jerusalem and sent to
the assembly by the Rev. E. S. Wallace, a
Presbyterian minister and United States
Consul at Jerusalem.
SUROEOy KJEItSHXEB GVML^Y.
He Had a Chronic Habit of Criticizing
. ■ ■ Superior Officers . ' .•'
BROOKLYN, -N. Y., May 16.— The navy
court-martial in the; case of Dr. Kershner
Swell Suits for swell ; |j||S
men; Invisible broken
checks and very fine
hairline cord Cheviots,
in Regent Sacks. Worth
$20. Got to sell 'em
quick. Quick price
A special line of ; ; " ." Double- Breasted
Men's Trousers. All . All-Wool Suits, for
other houses ask $4.00. . • . boys. sto 14, dark
Must go '- in , a rush— ; Oxfords. Want to sell 'em
Rush price $2.85. .■-... . in a hurry. Hurry up price $2.65.
We're in a rush to
sell these — you'll
have to be if you
H. SUMMERFiELD & CO.,
Mi OUlwililLiirlElLy w, uUif
924-930 MARKET STREET.
reconvened to-day. After a secret session
of two hours the judge advocate was re
quested to read the records of a court-mar
tial held in 1863, when Dr. Kershner was
convicted of writing a letter to the Balti
more American reflecting on the action of
Rear-Admiral Dupont at the siege of
Charleston. He was ordered to be dis-'
missed from the navy, but the then Secre
tary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, rein
stated him, and cautioned him not to re
peat the offense.
The fact that this record was called for
shows that the present court-martial has
found Dr. Kershner guilty, but whether
guilty of all the charges or guilty in a
Jesser degree than charged will not be
made known until the report of the action
of the court-martial is known at Washing
Secession of Theoaophista.
CHICAGO, 111., May 16.— The attempted
secession of theosophiista at the Boston
meeting has provoked considerable opposi
tion in different sections of the country,
but the first open revolt cornea from Chi
cago. At a special meeting of the branch
in this city a resolution was adopted, re
pudiating the action of the Boston con
CHINESE TROOPS REVOLT.
Now They Are Looting the
City of Shan Hal
Resldents of the Town Are Fleelntr
to Places of Greater
TIENTSIN, Chtxa, May 16.— The troops
stationed at Shan Ilai Kwan openjy re
volted this evening and looted the city.
The people are fleeing.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 16.— The
Japanese legation has received an official
cable stating, in substance, that a final and
satisfactory agreement has been reached
by Japan with the European powers on the
It is regarded as closing the entire sub
ject. It is also regarded as negativing the
unofficial statement of the Russian news
papers that Russia would claim a protect
orate over Korea.
The reports of Russia's purposes in ab
sorbing Korea are not seriously enter
tained in diplomatic circles. No such pur
pose has ever been suggested in the official
correspondence thus far.
China's assertion of a protectorate over
Korea led to the recent war, so that it is
not likely Japan would regard a similar
claim by Russia with indifference. An
other report coming from Frankfort that
Russia's claim on Korea was for the pur
pose of protecting Russian merchants
against Japanese competition is known to
be erroneous by those familiar with the
facts. A diplomat recently at Seoul, the
capital of Korea, says there is only one
Russian, a carpenter, in Korea outside of
ST, PETERSBURG, Russia, May 16.—
Inquiries in various quarters here where
information can be obtained elicit the in
formation that the Government has come
to no decision regarding the occupation of
Korea. The Russian press has for some
time been advocating a protectorate by
Russia over that country or its occupation
until Japan has entirely abandoned Man
Immigration to Canada.
OTTAWA, Ont., May 16.— The report of
Superintendent of Immigration Burgess
has been laid before Parliament. It showa
the total immigration to Canada last year
to have been 27,911, as against 63,447 in
1893. Of these 830 came from the United
States, as against 818 in 1893. About one
third of the latter are Canadians who had
settled in the Western States. The report
states that the number of arrivals from
the United States would have betn much
larger but for the fact that many were un
able to dispose of their property.
Prince and I'riurena Wed.
COLOGNE, Prussia, May 16. — Prince
Alexander yon Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst,
the youngest son of the Chancellor of the
German Empire, was married to-day to
Princess Emmanuele yon Solms-Braunfels,
the widow of the late Prince George Ton