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SILVER MUST REIGN.
The Memphis Meeting
Viewed as a Popu
REBUKE TO CLEVELAND.
Accused of Placing His Party's
Flag in a Dishonored
STRIKING CONTRAST DRAWN.
The Surplus Under the Bland-Alli
son Act Compared With Re
MEMPHIS, Texn., June 14.— At the ses
sion of the silver convention last night a
letter from Senator John T. Morgan of
Alabama was presented, but not read on
account of business before the convention.
fin it the Senator says:
This convention at Memphis is the natural,
if not necessary, result of the peculiar meeting
•recently held there under the patronage and
approval of our Democratic administration,
aud your meeting will be a protest against tlie
platform adopted under such auspices in hos
tility to the established creed of the Demo
♦ They have app»ak j d against the judgment of
the party, so often pronounced Id support of
the equal rights of gold and silverat themints,
and they demand that this appeal shall be
•lt/urd and decided outside the councils of the
Democratic party by a general muster of all
the enemies of silver money to be found In
every political organization.
We invite all the friends of money that was
"sound" until silver was struck below the fifth
rib by its jealous brother, and having survived
the assassination is still "sound," to come into
the Democratic camp and to aid us in healing
.the wounds of this faithful servant of the
T>eople and the Government. It should be con
sidered a just reproach to an old-fashioned
Jackson Democrat to go outside the party to
find a new creed as to gold and silver or to fail
to defend our time-honored and time-proven
doctrine as to these metals. But when the
President passes the threshold and oversteps
the line, with our colors in his hands, it is our
duty to follow him and rescue them from the
dishonored position of sheltering a mugwump
demonstration. More than 90 per cent of the
Democratic Senators in that body when Sen
ator Harris and 1 entered it were in favor of
the immediate and full restoration of the law
of 1837, signed by Jackson. There was not
then a "single gold standard" Democrat in
llitit body. There are some there now, only a
few, and they are wearing silver masks to dis
gnise themselves: but the great body of Demo
crab in the Senate from that day to this have
i the old Democratic creed of 1836, "that
gold and silver is the only safe and constitu
Cndi r the Bland-Allison act and the Sher
n:a:i act of IS!)O— before it was amended — we
:- iv reach of the Government,
■•■ i\e are issuing bonds at the rate of
$200,000,000 » year and at an undervalued
. t Bending our Assistant Secretary
-. : to sign them and to deliver to
the i. ■ In support of our National
cred''., their quota of our stamped sovereigns
of our American independence.
Under ihe Bland-Allison act we had a sur
ti'.us of $100,000,000 at the end ot Mr. Cleve
land's first i.-rm, and tinder the amended
[Sherman ret of 2 8150 we had a deficit of nearly
■■^lOO.oocMn the middle of Mr. Cleveland's sec
"onrt term, with a heavy loss of gold to the
tri .-iFiiry and the country.
r.- now running the treasury and the
- as the water is lifted by the wheel of
trytanyard by lifting it from the bot
tom and pouring it into thetopof the vats.
The l'uople are growing weary of this grind
and they feel it and see it, at home and in all
their interests. They have already learned by
experience the true situation and they will
not unlearn their lessons in any new school
that is set up to conduct this "campaign of
Our duty as Democrats is a very simple one.
It is to follow the old landmarks and adhere
the more closely to our principles the louder
and stronger the tempest may rage, and when
the seductions of wealth and patronage are
offered to bribe them away from the course of
virtuous integrity, let thepeoplesay, "Getthee
behind me, Satan," and Satan will disappear.
The Object of the Memphis Convention to
T'nite Them Within Their Party.
MEMPHIS, Tens., June 14.— The move
ment inaugurated last night for the. forma
tion of a silver organization within the
lines of the Democratic party is believed to
be a step of the greatest importance in the
campaign question. Senators Harris, Jones
and Turpie were named as a committee to
select the members of a National executive
committee, consisting of one man from
each State. Senator Harris said to-day:
The league will be purely a Democratic or
ganization, for purposes of securing perfect or
ganization of the sliver Democrats in the
ooumry for the purpose of controlling the ut
terance of the next Democratic convention
upon the silvee question. I have no doubt the
great majority of people are in favor of free
coinage, but unless they organize it will be im
possible for them to make the next platform.
Gold men have leisure. They have little
else to do besides preparing ior conventions,
and it is therefore possible that while our
people are busy in their fields and workshops a
very small but powerful organization of our
opponents might go to the county and State
conventions, control them, and in so doing lay
the plan for controlling tbe National conven
tion, and thereby a very small, well-organized
minority will be able to defeat the disorgan
ized majority. It is to defeat such a project
that we purpose to organize this American Bi
The committee will at once put itself in com
munication with the League of Bimetallists in
every State in the Union, ana will ask and
doubtless secure their assistance in perfecting
an active vigilant organization of the silver
people in every district, county and State. The
result will be "that none but delegates favoring
silver coinage will be sent to the county con
ventions, and finally none but pronounced ad
vocates of the white metal will be in the
"You clearly understand," put in Sen
ntor Jones, "that this movement is strictly
within the lines of the Democratic party,
jiml we want the country to understand it.
The organization of the silver advocates in
an independent body without partisan
character cannot have the effect of giving
organized strength 1 to silver Democrats in
a sense that will enable them to control
the sending of their delegates to the vari
ous conventions. An organization within
the lines of the Democratic party Jike the
one now promoted is absolutely essential
to the success of the issue in the next
Senator Harris also emphasizes the fact
that the National Bimetallic League is to
be a Democratic organization.
NO NEW PARTY.
The Opinion Expressed by the Democrats
at the National Capital.
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 14.— 1t is
believed by Democrats in this city that the
failure of the silver convention at Memphis
to adopt a resolution in favor of forming a
new party will settle once for all the idea
of the extremists among the free silver
men that the old parties would be aban
doned and that silver would be made the
one issue of the new organization.
Ex- Representative Bryan of Nebraska,
during the latter days of Congress, was
careful to make it known that he believed
in carrying on the silver right within the
Democratic party, and that he thought
the National convention could be captured
by the silverites. But Bryan's acts at the
Memphis convention have shown he has
grown restive under the powerful influence
wielded by the administration, and thinks
it is about time party harness should be
Senator Harris and other prominent
Democrats at the convention saw the
danger into which the party was drifting,
and were as forcible in pronouncing
against any dissolution of party organiza
tion as they were in favor of the free
coinage of silver. Word was passed around
among the speakers at the convention, so
that in the addresses all those opposed to
this line of action took occassion to con
demn it, and it was not possible to make
any headway on the part of the new party
This action is regarded as the keynote
for the silver men in both the Democratic
and Republican parties. Members of both
tlie Republican and Democratic parties of
silver tendencies now expect to stand
firmly within their party lines until they
get to their conventions, but they will have
it clearly understood that they must get
important concessions at these National
gatherings or they will look outside the
old parties for a man and a platform to
vote for in 1896.
This course of action is looked upon
with great favor by the Populists. The
Populists think that if the silver men wait
until afteT the National conventions, in
order to determine whether they will bolt
or whether they will support the party
nominee there will be no time to effect a
satisfactory organization for the nomina
tion of a man to lead the silverites in the
National fight. The Populists are inclined
to believe that by the time the conventions
are held their party will have received im
portant accessions from both Democrats
and Republicans, and that their organiza
tion will have so increased in strengtli and
importance that the silverites will not
think it necessary to look elsewhere for a
party to carry out their ideas.
That so many Democrats at the Mem
phis silver convention were loud in talking
down the movement to form a new party
is regarded by many silver men as an evi
dence that these members of the party be
lieve they can carry the National conven
tion and adopt a silver platform and nom
inate a man for the Presidency who will
favor either the free coinage of silver, or
who will pledge himself not to veto any
free silver legislation by Congress.
DECLINED A JOIST DEBATE.
Judge Hose He fuses to Meet Senator Jones
on the Money Question.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 14.— The
Gazette to-day printed an editorial sug
gesting; that Senator Jones, chairman of
the committee on resolutions at the Mem
phis free silver convention, and Judge
U. M. Rose, the Arkansas member of the
National Democratic Committee, who was
chairman of the resolution committee of
the sound money convention, meet in this
city for (he purpose of sounding the key
note in the campaign of education on the
Judge Rose declines to entertain the
proposition in the following card:
"However enticing this proposition may
appear, I must beg leave to decline it, be
cause I am not aware that such a proceed
ing at this time would do any good, and
because lam not in politics. As a private
citizen I have expressed my opinion .on
an important public question. Every one
has a rignt to do this, and sometimes it is
hio duty to do so. The opinions that I
have expressed have been formed in good
faith and after due deliberation. So far I
have no reason for changing them, but
everything to confirm them. I believe
them to be essential to the welfare of the
people of all classes. In the meantime, if
you cannot do without the excitement of
a political campaign, allow me to suggest
that you get up one between the silver men
and the Populists."
BEZGIUM'S WOEFUI, CRY.
The Tall in Prices JUue to the Detnone-
tization of Silver.
BRUSSELS, Belgium. June 14.— M. Al
phonse Allard, a delegate from Belgium to
the International Monetary Conference of
1892, in an address to a conservative asso
ciation asserted that the protective policy
of Belgium is the result of the currency
difficulty, which he declared has divided
the world into hostile camps and devel
oped changes absolutely opposed to the
interests of jjold countries and in favor of
Allard says the fall in the prices of com
modities is not due to overproduction, but
to the scarcity of money, caused by the
demonetization of silver in 1873. Though
the movement in favor of prohibitive
duties on commodities is the natural out
come of the protection of gold, such duties
afford a remedy that is purely temporary.
The only real remedy, continued Allard.
for the industrial and commercial depres
sion is to rehabilitate silver. That the
world was recognizing this was shown in
the widespread bimetallic movement.
THE CAUSE IN MISSOURI.
livery rrobabitity of a Democratic State
LEBANON, Mo., June 14.— Chairman
Farris of the Laclede County Democratic
Committee to-day said : "I have now fifty
two signatures, or four short of a majority
of the chairmen of the county Democratic
committees in the State to the call for a
State convention for the consideration of
the silver question.
"From the correspondence I have I can
reasonably expect favorable action from
Andrew, Schuyler, Sullivan, Marion, Rails,
St. Charles, Vernon, Douglass, Bates,
Buchanan, Stone, Christian and Dent
He said that during the coming week the
four counties necessary to complete the
quorum would be secured. If the State
committee then refuses to call a conven
tion prompt action will be taken to secure
one otherwise, Chairman Farris continued.
NEGROES UNDER THE MANNER.
They Organize the First JlimetalUc
/.< -mjiif of Colored People.
NEOSHO, Kans., June 14.— A bimetallic
league was organized here last night by
the colored people. It starts off with a
strong membership. It is the first organ
ization of its kind by the colored people in
the United States. Steps were taken to
day for the holding of a State rally on
August 1 and 2. Thousands of colored
people from all over the State are expected
to attend, and invitations have been sent
to several prominent free-silver orators to
be present. ______________
Construction May Continue.
PERRY, 0. T., June 14. — The Supreme
Court of Oklahoma has handed down a
decision dismissing the appeal of the
United States Government for an injunc
tion against the Oklahoma and Choctaw
Railroad. This means that the construc
tion of the road will be pushed to comple
tion at once.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895.
IN BEHALF OF GOLD
Carlisle Talks to a Large
Audience at Louis
WHY SILVER IS CHEAP.
He Claims That Its Present Low
Price Is Not Due to De
LAWS SAID TO BE USELESS.
The White Metal's Decline Attrib
uted Entirely to Its Alleged
LOUISVILLE, Kt., June 14.— The large
personal following of Secretary Carlisle in
this city and the keen interest felt by all
classes in the currency question filled the
Music Hali this evening with such a crowd
as never before congregated on a similar
occasion. Long before the hour at which
the address was to be given the hall was
filled to overflowing, the well-to-do and
business men jostling with the laborer and
mechanic for a convenient seat. Nor was
the meeting a gathering of Democrats to
honor a party leader. Republicans were
out in force. '
Promptly at 8 o'clock Mr. Carlisle came
forward and was presented by C. R. Long.
His reception should have satisfied the
most expectant. When the tremendous
applause subsided, in his clear, incisive
voice Mr. Carlisle waded immediately into
his subject. He repeated liis argument
that the undervalued metal -would be
driven out of the country by the adoption
of a bimetallic system, and at some length
paid attention to the claim that the fall in
the price of silver was due to its demone
tization. He said:
It is insisted, it is claimed, that the fall in
the price of silver is attributable to the legis
lation in Germany, the United States, France
and various other countries during and since
the year of 1873, and most illogically it Is in
sisted that, notwithstanding the reduced price
of That metal is the result of unfriendly action
of a great many governments acting in concert
and with a settled purpose, the United States
can alone restore the value of silver.
Of course if it required action of twelve
or thirteen different governments to bring the
price of silver to its present state, it would
seem quite clear that no one of them alone
could restore it, as if the depreciation in
the value of silver as compared to gold has
been caused solely by the adverse legislation
complained of, it follows that if that legislation
had never taken place the value of silver as
compared to gold would not be the same as it
was in 1872, before that legislation occurred.
What then would have occurred? What then
would have been the result? Not a single dol
lar of full legal tender silver would be in circu
lation In the United States at this time or any
other time since 1872, because at that time the
bullion contained in the silver dollar wag
worth about o per cent more than the bullion
contained in the gold dollar, and the two could
not circulate together.
The same law which drove silver out of cir
culation under the acts of 183-1 and 1837
would have kept it out, and instead of having
in circulation among the people about 398,
--000,000 legal tender silver dollars, as we have
now, we would have had none.
The fall in the price of silver was not due to
the legislation complained of, but to an enor
mous overproduction. The average annual
production of silver in the world during the
five years next 1853 was about $66,
--000,000, wltfle in 1893 it was over $209,000,
--000, an increase of 216 per cent, much greater
than the increase of business or the popula
tion of the world. Notwithstanding the fall in
silver, silver mining continues to be a most
profitable industry. While the farmers and
other producers are struggling to live com
fortably, owners of silver mines have ac
cumulated enormous fortunes.
It is not necessary to discuss what might be
the effect of a permanent or temporary estab
lishment of an international ratio by agree
ment of the commercial countries of the world,
because the free coinage people repudiate the
suggestion that any other nation should be
consulted, and all that is necessary is for the
United States to proceed independently at once.
If the fiat of a single Government is suffi
cient to impart value to a coin or any other
commodity, perhaps these gentlemen are right,
but the whole world has been wrong for thou
sands of years, and ah the labor and all tbe
taxation to which the people of th 3 world have
been subjected in the past have been unneces
sary and unjustifiable.
Thut the flat of the Government does not
make money was illustrated by the history of
the trade dollar. That was coined free of
charge and delivered without expense to the
owners of bullion, and contained thirty-six
more grains than was contained in two half
dollars or four quarters. It was legal tender
for all debts up to $5, just as halves and quar
ters were. The trade dollar, more valuable in
trinsically, but without the credit of the Gov
ernment, sank to 80 cents, while the less valu
able coins remained at full par. What hap
pened to the trade dollar was exactly what
would happen to all other silver dollars if free
and unlimited coinage were adopted.
Mr. Carlisle will leave here to-morrow
over the Chesapeake and Ohio for Washing
ton. After speaking to-night the Secre
tary was tendered a reception at the Wat
SQUIRE AS A STRADDLER.
Has \n Idea Hotv the Money Question
HiU He Settled.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 14.-Senator
Squire of Washington, in an interview on
the political situation, says: "Harrison,
McKinley, Reed and Allison are ail able
"What next year will bring forth in the
way of settlement of the money question
no one con forecast. The Fifty-fourth Con
gress has yet to sit. Reed is an able parlia
mentarian and a most brilliant man. As a
tactician he is the peer of any man living.
It is possible some concessions may be
made. Cleveland may not take the stand
of an extremist."
The reports of the official Government
investigations of baking powders show the
Royal to be stronger and purer than any
Reduced Prices to Go Into Effect on the
firs I of Next Mnntli.
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio, June 14.— A1l
the manufacturing potters in America met
here to-day. Action was taken, which has
just been made pubiic, that furnishes the
information that the United States Pottery
Manufacturers of America are now at
work on a new selling price list for white
graniteware, which will take effect July 1.
Prices will be low enough to induce the
American trade to largely give up the use
of foreign goods.
ON STARVATION'S VERGE.
Terrible Suffering frotn Drought in the
Western Part of the Cherokee Strip.
DENVER, Colo., June 14.— Rev. George
Becord, a clergyman of Grant County, 0.
T., is in Denver seeking aid for the drought
Bufferers. All the inhabitants of the
western part of the Cherokee strip, he
states, are on the verge of starvation, and
are totally without means and no manner
of obtaining assistance. Last year every
thing was so dry that absolutely nothing
was raised, and there has been no rain this
year up to ten days ago, and it was then
too late to be of any material benefit.
MORE RATES CUT.
Seduced Sates From Colorado to Mis-
aouri Biver Points.
OMAHA, Nebs., June 14. — Effective
June 17, the Rock Island, in conjunction
with the Rio Grande and Rio Grande
"Western, will reduce the Missouri
River and Mississippi River rates to
Utah common points, to meet the promul
gated reduction of the Union Pacific.
If the Union Pacific carries out its estab
lished basis of rates to Utah common
points Colorado rates will be reduced to
the same proportion from Colorado com
mon points as from the Missouri River.
The present first-class rate from Denver to
Utah is $2. The $1 65 rate, however, an
nounced by the trans-Missouri lines from
Omaha to Utah, effective to-morrow, will
reduce the Colorado rate to $1 32, being
80 per cent of the Missouri River rate.
Like reductions will be scheduled on other
The Burlington, anticipating the cut an
nounced this morning by the Union Pa
cific, telegraphed late yesterday to its
Chicago connections to quote the reduced
Chicago-Utah rates Saturday morning, in
stead of Monday, the date appointed for
the Union Pacific to go into effect.
Had the Union Pacific allowed its first
cut to become operative without the re
duction on Monday.it would have resulted
in a discrimination against Omaha busi
ness men. This fact being understood by
the traffic department of the Union Pacific,
the Chicago-Utah rates were made accord
BLACKBURN'S HOT SPEECH
Not Even the President Al-
lowed to Escape HisScath-
Carlisle Accused of Making Misrep
resentations on the Money
FRANKFORT, Kt., June 14.— Senator
Blackburn addressed a large audience here
He said he hoped it would not be neces
sary for him to speak to his neghbors, as
he had defended himself against lies and
Every newspaper wearing the collar of
its master, every gauger and storekeeper,
had combined with the administration and
money power to cause his defeat.
Senator Lindsay told them last night !
that he (Blackburn) was preaching heresy. I
Carlisle had been sent here, and he thought j
it would be more civil if the President j
would make the combine complete and
lock the doors of the White House and
Carlisle vra? taken to task for saying he
had never favored free and unlimited coin
age. He said he sat by Carlisle a side and
thought he heard him vote for the silver
bill in November, 1873, and vote and speak
for the acts of IS9O, and he would give the
best member of his body if Carlisle had
not been the ablest advocate of free and
unlimited coinage of silver. "But Brutus
tells you he had not, and surely Brutus is
an honorable man," he said. Then he
"Carlisle said in his speeches there was
but $8,000,000 in silver dollars coined be
tween 1792 and 1873, while the truth is
there was $105,000,000 of silver money
Carlisle was also accused of misrepre
senting by $92,000,000 the amount of gold
The greatest portion of the speech was
devoted to severe criticism of Cleveland,
Carlisle, Lindsay and the press.
THREE SETS OF HEIRS.
One liecialon in Which Henry's Mi*-
souri Kin Are Shut Out.
DENVER, Colo., June 14.— A special to
the News from Greeley, Colo., says: A most
remarkable case was decided in the Dis
trict Court here to-day. David Henry
came to Greely in 1870 and invested in
lands now worth $40,000. He married
Mrs. Calista Evans in 1878 and died in
1890, his wife dying eight days later. The
estate was entered for probate. The case
now decided was brought by the heirs of
Susan Henry, who claims that she was
married to Henry in Missouri in 1848,
having two children by him. and tnat the
children, by the laws of Missouri, are en
titled to one-half of the estate. During
the progress of this case there appeared
the heirs of still another wife, claiming
marriage to Henry in California in 1839.
In answer the Missouri heirs set forth that
the California wife was divorced in 1873,
but in turn they set up the claim that a
Missouri common law marriage did not
hold in Colorado, and on this point Judge
Boughton agreed, dismissing the case of
the Missouri heirs. The conclusion of the
matter will now be a compromise between
the heirs of the California and Colorado
DANCED FOR RAIN
A Flood Follows the Efforts of Several
Tribes ©/ Indians.
GUTHRIE, 0. T M June 14.— The Sac
and Fox Indian braves have adopted a
new method to get rain. They appointed
one day last week for their tribes to meet
at one place to dance for rain and at the
same time they invited several neighbor
ing tribes to join the festival for the much
needed showers. Large numbers of
Indians met and danced until Sunday's
flood came, and this so buoyed them up
that they are still dancing that more rain
may come. Before they commenced their
festivities they moved their wigwams from
the bottoms to the highlands, saying the
rains would flood the lowlands.
The true test of a baking powder is well
known to every housekeeper. It is to try
it in making bread, cake, etc. The applica
tion of this practical test will show that the
Royal makes the best, the most and the
most wholesome food.
In the Wire 2fatl Trust.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 14. — The
Baackes wire nail company of this city
has transferred its plant to the Consoli
dated steel and wire company, an Illinois
corporation. The Baackes company is
the largest concern of its kind in the coun
try. The consolidated company took pos
session of the property to-day. They will
practically control the wire nail output of
Very Little Gold TJiere.
HENNESSY. O. T M June 14. — The gold
fever which recently struck the Territory
is being dispelled. An assay of the dust
shows it to be composed merely of zinc,
copper and about three-hundredths gold,
not enough to pay for washing. In spite
of this large numbers are still heading for
the fields, greatly excited.
SCENES OF TERROR
Several Factory Hands
Killed by a Boiler
SEVEN BODIES FOUND.
Flames Break Out and Add to
the Horror of the Ca
ONE GREAT MASS OF RUINS.
The Boiler Was Old and Had Not
Been Inspected for a Long
FALL RIVER, Mass., June 14.— The
worst catastrophe that has visited this
city since the Garnite mill tire occurred
this morning in Langley's harness-shop, a
four-story building on Couky street. A
boiler exploded in the basement, blowing
out the entire end of the structure and
allowing the upper floors to settle into a
mass of ruins.
There were about twenty persons, most
of them women, at work in the shops at
the time, of whom only Henry J. Langley,
the proprietor; George E. Davol, the fore
man, and seven other employes were res
cued alive up to 9:30 o'clock. The flames
communicated with the ruins soon after
The firemen made heroic efforts to rescue
thejimprisoned work people, while shrieks
from the girls in the ruins were mingled
with the agonized cries of their friends.
Every physician who could be reached was
sent at once to the scene. Offices and
houses in the vicinity were turned into
At 9 o'clock the badly charred and
scarcely recognizable body of a woman was
taken from the ruins. The fire had been
checked, but it was still smouldering, and
the work of rescue went on with great dif
ficulty. Machinist Trip was also among
those who escaped. A girl named Jalbert
and her sister-in-law, who worked side by
side on the third floor, escaped, one unhurt,
the other with slight bruises.
Miss Jalbert says there was a terrible re
port, followed by a shock. The roof seemed
to lift and then fall, completely demolish
ing the building. She and her sister-in
law were thrown into the middle of the
road. The latter was badly cut about the
face and arms.
Mr. Langley is in a critical condition.
The shock broke the windows of the Staf
ford mill and injured several operatives.
The harness-shop is a total wreck, but the
flames are under control.
The charred remains of Robert Murray
were recovered. Star Music Hall has been
made a morgue. The third body recovered
was that of a woman. It could not be
Mayor Green announced at 11 o'clock
that ten persons were killed, with three
still missing. The lire is now all out, but
the building was so badly wrecked that
the search of the ruins is progressing
The list of dead is as follows: Adele
Dube, aged 20; Lela Horton, 17; Adolph
E. Bellefuell, 45; Robert Murray, 21.
The seriously injured are: Tuomas
Barry, skull fractured, face and body
burned, will undoubtedly die; Mattie
Duroches, bruises and burns, fatally in
jured; Wilhsm Russell, badty burned;
Alice Tremblay, bruises and burns; Ida
Four more bodies, burned beyond recog
nition, have been found. Twelve escaped
with hardly any injuries.
The engineer will be arrested. He says
the boiler was five years old and had not
been inspected for a long time. He says
he put water in the boiler some time be
fore the catastrophe.
THE GOLD CURE FORMULA.
Its C'haraeter Made Public for the First
Time During a Murder Trial.
PITTSBURG, Pa., June 14.— 1n the tak
ing of testimony to-day to secure the par
don of Daniel Werling, the wife-murderer,
on the ground that he was insane when he
committed the crime from the fact that he
had taken the Keeley cure, Dr. E. F. Wiles,
who was for years in charge of the Keeley
Institute here, for the first time gave a
portion of the formula of the celebrated
gold cure. He said the treatment con
sisted first of an internal treatment of
simple tonics, of which cinchona was the
The second part of the treatment con
sisted of the hypodermic injection of what
was known as the red mixture. This, he
said, was composed of eight to ten drops of
hyoscamine and a solution of pilocarpine,
one grain to the drachm, with morphine to
suit the condition of the patient. The
doctor said the pilocarpine was a strong
relaxitant and the other drugs caused a
rush of blood that was particularly dan
gerous to men who suffered from fatty de
generation of the heart. He said he be
lieved Werling was insane when he was
discharged from the hospital.
FRIENDS OF AN ABSCONDER
They Will Arrange an Easy Compromise
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., June 14.— An
agreement has been reached between the
friends of absconding Treasurer Taylor
and Attorney-General Crawford, whereby
Taylor will return at once. He will return
to Pierre on Tuesday next and surrender.
He will pay over all the money he has on
hand, amounting to $45,000, and also per
sonal property, which is to be assessed at a
liberal valnation. Taylor will then plead
guilty.-and Judge Gaffey has agreed to call
a special term of court and sentence him
to the penitentiary for two years. It is
further agreed that before the expiration
of this sentence the Governor will pardon
him and thus save his citizenship.
GOLD AND SILVER I NCREASE.
The 1894 Output th« Largest in the
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.— The
Director of the Mint, R. E. Preston, esti
mates the world's production of gold for
the calendar year 1894 to have approxi
mated 8,870.518 fine ounces, of the value of
$181,510,100, against $158,836,000 for 1893,
showing an increase during the year of
$22,674,000. The greatest increases in the
production of gold during the year were:
Africa, $11,400,000; Australia, $6,073,000:
United States, $3,500,000; Mexico, $3,195,
Mr. Preston estimates the world's pro
duction of silver for 1894 at 165,918,338 fine
ounces, of the coinage value of $214,381,000.
The bullion value of the same at the
average price (63^ cents) of silver for 1894
was $105(348,135, showing a difference be
tween the coining value and bullion value
of $109,132,965. The increase in the pro
duction of silver in 1894 over 1893 was
722,000 ounces. The greatest increase in
the production of silver was: Bolivia,
$10,800,000; Mexico, $3,500,000; Peru,
$2,000,000; Chile, $1,400,000; Greece,
Both the production of gold and silver
in 1894 exceeded that of any prior year in
the world's history.
Mr. Preston is of the opinion that his
estimate of the gold and stiver production
of 1894 is a conservative estimate, and he
is of the opinion that were the exact facts
known they would show an increase even
greater than stated.
SCARCITY OF SEALS.
Said to Be Due to Their Indiscriminate
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.-Cap
tain Hooper, in command of the cutter
fleet in Bering Sea, has reported to the
Treasury Department that his observa
tions south of Unalaska convince him
that the seal herds moving north are far
less numerous than formerly. This scarcity,
it is believed, is entirely due to the indis
criminate slaughter in the past two or
While patrolling the North Pacific Cap
tain Hooper boarded and searched a num
ber of sealers, both Canadian and Ameri
can, but there was no evidence of unlawful
killing, hence they were allowed to pro
ceed. It is very probable that the maxi
mum eaten of the North American Com
mercial Company will be materially
reduced, even from last year, when it
reached only about 13,000 skins.
A CHANCE FOR CIVILIANS.
Not Enough Xaval Cidets to Fill All
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 14.— Owing
to the unusually large number of retire
ments in line of navy and the engineer
corps during the past year, for the lirst
time in two administrations there are now
more vacancies than can be filled from the
first class just graduated from the Naval
Academy, and consequently there may be
civilians appointed. The vacancies in the
line now number twenty-six, and there are
twenty-one places to be filled in the engi
BOTHERED BY BINDERS
There Is a Possibility of a
Strike in the Government
No Scale of Piece Work Allowed
and Many of the Men Are
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 1.-Public
Printer Benedict refused to treat directly
with the grievance committee of the local
bookbinders' union, who insisted that an
allowance of ten books should be made on
a day's stint of sixty books for head bind
ings. Threats of a strike in the Govern
ment printing office have been made if the
demand was not acceded to. The public
printer referred the whole matter to Fore
man H. C. Espey in a letter. The letter
said in part :
"I know of no scale or piece price worK
in connection with this work, and I can
not favor any task allotment of work in
this oirice, for I fear that such a method
would sacrifice quality for quantity. But
I would not have you understand that I
desire you to demand of any employe any
'other than a fair day's work, and in this
particular case at issue I ask you not to re
quire more than an industrious, careful
application to duty during the hours of
employment, keeping in mind at all times
the urgency of the work and the necessity
of good work— work creditable to the em
ployes and the office."
Acting on this letter, Foreman Espey
this morning gave the twenty-one binders
engaged on the job in controversy sixty
books as to-day's stint, saying to them
that he would require them to do a day's
work of eight hours. Within an hour two
men were suspended for "loafing," as
Foreman Espey explained, and soon
afterward the grievance committee,
headed by President Hyde of the local
union, left the office to decide whether
their ultimatum to strike would be carried
out. At noon they had not returned, but
both Mr. Benedict and Mr. Espey ex
pressed the opinion that there would be no
strike. Mr. Benedict has now one binding
machine in the office, which does the work
of ten men, and if a strike is precipitated
he will undoubtedly put in the machine.
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14. — As
sistant Attorney-General Whitney will
leave for San Francisco to-morrow on busi
ness concerning Government suit against
the Stanford estate.
Among coast arrivals to-day are P. H.
Sanderson of Los Angeles, and H. Creedin
of San Francisco.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Renewal and increase — Lewis
Anderson of Alhambra. Increase— Robert
Furlong of Los Angeles. Mexican war
survivor, increase — James A. Throp of
Oregon: Origional widow, reissue —
Louisa Jarred of Portland.
Some Xaval Promotions.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.-The
Navy Department has sent to the Presi
dent a recommendation for the retirement
of Medical Director A. A. Hochling, who
is retired for disability. It will promote
G. W. Woods to be medical director, R. A.
Marmion medical inspector, and A. G.
Cabell surgeon. The retirement of Com
mander Heyman promotes J. M. Hemp
hill to be commander, Perry Garst lieu
tenant-commander, J. B. Bliss lieutenant,
and Ensign F. K. Hill lieutenant junior
Going to Buzzards Bay.
WASHINGTON. D. C. June 14.-The
Cabinet meeting to-day will probably be
the last that will be held before the Presi
dent returns from his summer outing. The
President his nearly cleared up all the
business that needs his immediate atten
tion or that cannot be attended to at Gray
Gables. It is expected he will leave for
Buzzards Bay early next week.
Warships Depart for Kiel.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.-Admi
ral Kirkland to-day telegraphed the Navy
Department that the fleet for the Kiel cel
ebration had sailed for Copenhagen to Kiel.
The San Francisco, New York and Colum
bia were in the fleet. The Marblehead
being at Hamourg will go through the
canal, meeting the other ships at Kiel.
Inspection of A'aval Militia.
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 11.-Assist
ant Secretary of the Navy McAdoo will sail
on the Doiohin Sunday night on a tour of
inspection of the naval military reserve. He
will visit eleven ports in thirty days, going
from South Carolina to Maine. The first
point will be Baltimore, then the Southern
STOW FOUND A WAY
Reavis Makes Some Very
IN THE PERALTA CLAIM.
Manipulation of the Willing
Papers in the Railroad's
ONE BIG DEED WAS SPURIOUS.
Did Not Intend to Cast a Cloud on
Territory Titles, but Followed
Southern Pacific Counsel.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 14.— A special to
the Globe-Democrat from Santa Fe, N.
Mex., says: James Addison Peralta
Reavis, who for some days has been on the
witness-stand in the famous Peralta land
claim case, has made admissions most
damaging to the Southern Pacific Railroad
management. His story is that he aban
doned the Peralta grant until a row arose
between Tom Scott of the Texas Pacific
and the Southern Pacific magnates, Hunt
ington, Crocker ami others.
When the railroad fight developed and
Scott beat the Southern Pacific out of its
land grant, Reavis thought his Willing
papers in the Peralta grant might be of
some value to the Southern Pacific. He
showed them first to W. W. Btow, the
well-known politician and lawyer of the
Southern Pacific. Stow confirmed his im
pression that he had something the South
ern Pacific would like to get hold of.
Stow provided a way whereby Reavis
and the papers reached the inner circles of
the Southern Pacific management. The
Southern Pacific made a contract to fur
nish all the money necessary for the prose
cution of the Peralta claim, in return for
which the Southern Pacific was to have
half of the grant. From that time Reavia
actsd, he*aid, under the direction of the
counsel of the Southern Pacific He dis
covered in June, 1882, that the Willing
deed was spurious; yet in March, 1883,
under the advice of counsel, he filed before
the Surveyor-General of Arizona a claim
to the grant, based on the Willing deed,
and his counsel was that of the Southern
Reavis said he did not tell the Southern
Pacific lawyer that he was satisfied the
deed was spurious, but he did give him the
name of Miguel Peralta as one who knew
more about the deed than any living man.
He urged the Southern Pacific lawyer to
send for Miguel Peralta and get his state
ment, but the lawyer did not take his ad
vice, so the claim was filed and pushed on
the basis of the Willing deed.
Reavis said he believed Dr. W. W. Gitt
of St. Louis could tell more than any one
else about the fabrication of the Willing
papers. Elaborating his testimony of the
interest of the Southern Pacific in pushing
the grant under the Willing deed Reavis
"When I pressed for a decision on the
claim by the Surveyor-General of Arizona
I did so because L was acting under direc
tion of counsel. I differed from counsel
on the question of the withdrawal of the
lands within this grant from the public
domain. I never wished to cast cloud on
the titles of that Territory."
The trial is still in progress.
A NEGRO HANGED
Be Murdered a Section Boss for Saving
MOBILE, Ala., June 14.— Phillip Good
win, colored, was hanged at 5:30 o'clock
A. M. in the jail yard before a crowd of 500
people. He seemed badly frightened. The
crime for which he died was the mur
der of John Poole, a section boss on the
Louisville and Nashville road at Venita,
who had dismissed him.
Flag- Day Celebrated.
CHICAGO, 111., June 14.— Flag-day, in
augurated one year ago by the American
Flag-day Association as a holiday, was ob
served to-day by the public schools. The
celebration, in which teachers and children
took part, was held in the parks of the
Northwest and West side. Children
marched, and speeches, martial music,
songs and recitations characterized the
observances of the day.
Douglas*' Administrators to He Sued.
ROCHESTER, N. V., June 14. — Mrs.
Nathan Sprague, daughter of Frederick
Dooglass, will commence suit against Mrs.
Douglass, the widow, her brother and
Lewis H. Douglass, administrators of the
estate. Mrs. Sprague says that by recent
assignments Mrs. Douglass is to get about
ail of the estate that is in sight.
Forgive us this slang, but ex-
pressive words are so few.
Solid oak, seat and back up-
holstered in tapestry or plush,
Did yon EVER hear the like
750 Mission St. -