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bill, for coining a dollar precisely like the
5-franc piece in use in France— no doubt
about it. The Senate struck that pro
vision out of it and substituted tire trade
aollar for that 384-gram dollar."
"If you show me from the record," in
terrupted Harvey, "of the proceedings of
the Senate on that day that the Senate
Btruck out that dollar we will stop this
debate right here."
"I have not the record. The law when
It passed had the trade dollar in," said
"The other day when Mr. Horr said that
the bill before the Senate, as shown by the
-Congressional Record, only had a trade
dollar in it." resumed Harvey, "I replied
that when I got to the Senate proceedings
he. would have to then retreat from that
position and now he retreats of his own
He spoke of the history of the bill in the
conference committee "where the dirty
work was done and the conspiracy culmin
ated." The committee was not supposed
to have reversed the action of the two
houses on any points, but they had. They
had taken out the 354- rain dollar, the size
of the French 5-franc piece, the dollar that
was to "float around the world," the dol
lar that would have put our system on the
Fame basic ratio with France and the
Latin Union. The report of the Senate
Finance Committee turned up so altered
as to show that the committee reported an
amendment to strike out the silver dollar
so as to furnish tho foundation for the Con
ference Committee's fraudulent action, al
though the section in which this occurs j
was passed without any amendment.
Mr. Horr Baid he had never intimated
that the 384-Krain dollar was not at one
time in the bill, but he denied that it was
in any draft of the bill made anything but
a subsidiary coin and delied his opponent
to prove that the clause making the gold
dollar the unit of value was ever erased j
from the bill in any of the proceedings. !
In support of his contention that the trade ,
dollar was substituted for the dollar omit- !
ted from the bill, he read a letter which he !
recently received from Jasper Packard of j
New Albany, Ind., who was a member of
Congress in July, 1873.
Mr. Horr declared that Mr. Harvey was j
mistaken when he stated that the money
Oj the people had been stricken down.
"I desire to say." continued Mr. Horr,
•'that he or anybody else -who states that !
the passage of the law of 1873 ever resulted
in curtailing the silver money in circula
tion in the United States — [laughter on
the silver side of the house] — states some
thing that is not true." [Applause from
the sold side.]
"We are a Republican Government,"
said Harvey, "a Government for the peo
ple, and it is part of the policy and spirit
of the Gevernment that when it is pro
posed to make a change in our laws affect
ing the welfare of th« people or changing
a fundamental principle, it is to be dis
cussed before the people, and the people
are more or less to express themselves on
it, not only know in advance that it ia pro
posed to do such a thing, but know it
when it is done, neither of which occurred
in this instance.
"When I reach the proper place we will
see that what Mr. Horr has said about the
immense coinage of silver has nothing to
do with this question. You might as well
print your token money ou leather as to
stamp it on demonetized metal. [Ap
"When your demonetized metal becomes
token money, representative money re
deemable in gold, you are wasting mate
rial to stamp it on a valuable substance
[applause] because it is gold that it repre
sents. It has ceased to represent itself.
[Applause.] I am going to satisfy the peo
ple and Mr. Horrthat there was something
radically wrong about the passage of that
"Senator Thurmau, on the 15th of Feb
ruary, IS7B, in debate, said : 'I cannot say
what took place in the House, but know
when the bill was pending in the Senate
we thought it was simply a bill to reform
the Mint, regulate coinage and fix up one
or another, and there is not a single man
in the Senate, I think, unless a member of
the committee from which the bill came
who bad the slightest idea that it was even
a squint toward demonetization' (Con.
gressional Record, volume 7, part 2, Forty
fifth Congress, second session, on page
"Senator Conkling in the Senate on
March 30, 1876, during the remarks of Sen
ator Bogy on the bill to amend the laws re
lating to legal tender of silver coin, in sur
prise, inquired : 'Will the Senator allow
me to ask him or some other Senator a
question? Is it true that there is now by
law no American dollar, and if so, is it
true that the effect of this bill is to make
half dollars and quarter dollars the only
silver coins which can be used as legal
'Senator Allison, on February 15. 1878,
Baid : 'But when the secret history of this
bill of 1873 comes to be told it will disclose
the lact that the: House of Representatives
intended to coin both gold and silver, and
intended to place both metals upon the
French relation instead of on our own,
which was the true scientific position in
reference to this subject in 1873, but that
bill afterward was doctored.' [Applause.]
"I call Mr. Horr's special attention to
what I have just re»d. There is the testi
mony of a man who was present and
among the men who were deceived— Mr.
Allison, at present Senator from lowa.
Passed, did you say, in your opening,
without the least taint of suspicion of its
integrity? [Long applause] and that the
records would demonstrate that you were
"What did you do with Senator Allison ?
He says the bill was doctored. Have not I
proved to you that it was doctored by the
records of the Senate. He says that it was
the intention of Congress to put our coin
age system on the French ratio. Is not
that what I said? And is not that what
the bill would have done if it
had passed, as I claim, with the silver
dollar in their Senate? Sherman himself
said, when pulled out of his hole, was on
the French relation. I want you when
y6u rise here again to address yourself to
the language of Senator Allison. [Laughter
"Mr. Holman in a speech delivered in
the House of Representatives July 13, 1876,
said: 'I have before me the record of the
proceedings of this House on the passage
of that measure, a record which no man
can read without being convinced that
measure and the methods of its passage
through the House was a colossal swindle.
I asser-t that the measure never had the
sanction of this House and it does not
possess the moral force of law.'
"I want you, Mr. Horr, to make good
your assertion that that bill had not about
it the least taint of suspicion, and in mak
ing it good I want you to explain what Mr.
Holman says about its being a colossal
Mr. Horr— l desire to say to the gentle
man that just what one Congressman or
another may have said about this bill I
neither know nor care [laughter and
applause]. I know this, that the
men composing the Congress of
1873, personally and individually, have
every one of them denied the statement of
corruption that you charge in the passage
of this bill. I know that tu?y have nothing
but innuendoes to base the charge upon.
I know that they cannot leake a case un
less they first prove that no decency was
left in the American Congress in 1873.
[Laughter.] Oh, I know what lam talking
about. In order to make out their case
they must make out that the best men of
this Nation were a set of villains, and have
been for the last twenty-five years. fCries
of no! no!] Harvey proposes to do that."
After the answering of a few questions
by Mr. horr the debate was adjourned ta
1 o'clock Monday.
AX TIT WE OF TUB SOUTH.
Btpublienns Will ITot Demand Jiepre
scntation on th« Ticket.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 20.-A Wash
ington special says:
Blanche J. Bruce, who was the last negro
United States Senator, and who was
Register of the Treasury by appointment
of President Garfield, has just returned to
Washington after an extended trip through
the South. Hia object was to investigate
the political conditions from a Republican
point of view and to consult with the party
leaders as to the course to be pursued by
them in relation to the next National con
' vention. The results and Impressions of
the trip were stated in an interesting man
ner by Mr. Brwce at his home in R street,
an aristocratic quarter of this city.
"Delegates to previous Republican con
ventions," he said, "have gone from the
Southern States making considerable noise
in behalf of certain candidates, and in my
opinion have prejudiced the chances of
the men they favored. In the conventions
I of 1384 and 1888, you may recollect, many
of the Southern delegates were for John
Sherman, and were not at all backward in
expressing their preference, but there was
a feeling ameun the delegates of the North
that they didn't want the nomination
forced upon them by a section of the coun
i try that could not give the candidate of
; the convention a sslrtary electoral vote.
That feeling became s» strong in 1892 at
i Minneapolis that a proposition was seri-
I ously discussed to disfranchise us in N.v
i tional convention by reducing the ratio of
representation in accordance with the vote
of the State.
"It occurred to me that it would be wise
j for the Southern delegates to go to the
convention next year without having; com
mitted themselves to any candidate and
! withaut expressing preference for any, and
i after learning the preponderance «f senti
ment among the Northern delegates, fall
in with them so far as it was possible to do.
"This view I set before the leaders in the
Southern States as far as it was possible
for me to see them, and I was both sur
prised and gratified to learn that they held
the same view — that it was not a new prop
osition. So I feel that the Southern Re
publicans will go to the next National
Convention prepared to exercise more in
fluence than ever before, and at the same
time aronse no undue prejudice against
"Will the Southern Republicans push
the claims of one of their number for the
nomination for Yice-Presideut?" was asked
of Mr. Bruce.
"There is some talk of it now," he an
swered. "Henry Clay Evans, who was
elected Governor of Tennessee, was cheated
i out of the office; ex-Senator Powell Clay-
I ton of Arkansas, ex-Representative John
W. Moore of the same State and Judge
i Nathan Goff of West Virginia have all
j been mentioned ior the honor, but my ad-
I vice to the Southern Republicans is, 'Wait
I until you can show the country some eiec
i toral votes from your section before asking
| representation on the National ticket.' "
"Is there any probability of the Repub
| licans carrying any Southern States at the
election in 1896?"
"Viewed in the light of present condi
tions," replied Mr. Bruce, "I expect that
they will carry Tennessee and North Caro
lina. They carried the former last year.
Then, if the present division in the Eemo
| cratic party in Kentucky continues to ex
j ist, 1 see no reason why we should not
t carry that State. I confidently rely upon
adding these three States to the Republi
can column in 1896. Arkansas Republi
cans say they will carry that State also,
but I have no idea that tJie count will
show a Republican majority, even were
there a majority of Republican tickets in
"I found many Democrats all over the
South outspoken in their criticism of the
party management and expressing a deter
mination not to vote the National ticket
again. Never in all my experience have I
found such a condition of things. Busi
ness men said to me that they were dis
gusted with the Democratic administration
of National affairs; that with full co»trel
of all branches of the Government the
party had so administered *he trust com
mitted to them as to reduce business men,
in the South at least, to a worse condition
than they were even in the years just after
the war. Then, they said, they had some
thing, now they are utterly prostrated.
| 'We do not agree with your party in many
j things,' they said, 'but we like your tsfriff
policy, and believe the Republicans can
successfully manage the National finances.
The Democrats certainly cannot. There
fore, as business men, for business reasons,
we shall support the Republican ticket.' "
"Did the proposition to nominate a
Presidential candidate from the South
create any impression?"
"Only an unfavarable one," replied Mr.
Bruce. "I had considerable fun with my
Democratic friends on that subject. I
quoted the Washington Post's plea for a
Southern man at the head of the ticket,
and descanted upon tue advantages of
Carlisle and Crisp. But they didn't take
kindly to it. They said: 'You needn't
think you can fool the De mocratic party
with any such proposition as that. You
know that all our prominent men were
connected with the war, and that there is
not the slightest probability of electing a
man President of the United States who
was engaged in fighting against it.' The
Southern Democrat recognizes as well as
any one the presence of sentiment in poli
tics, and realizes its force in influencing re
Hogg Denounced Cleveland.
AUSTIN, Tex., July 20.— A meeting of
free silver advocates was held here to-day
to elect delegates to the Fort Worth silver
convention. Ex-Governor Hogg denounced
President Cleveland and Secretary Carlisle,
saying their action in selling bonds was
perfidious. Ex-State Treasurer Luberick
was among the delegates.
Campos Thought to Me Wounded.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 20.— A
cablegram to the Times-Union from Key
West says : Private advices by . the
steamer Mascotte state that a special car
closely coverea arrived in Havana on the
18th and some one was taken from the same
and carried to the palace. The supposi
tion is that it was Martinez Campos seri
ously wounded, he being at the battle in
which General Santocildes was Killed. The
Spanish loss at this battle was 1000.
It is also reported that Suarez Vald«z,
having been surrounded rear Jicotea by
Maximo Gomez and finding escape impos
sible, committed suicide by shooting him
self in tlie head. His troops were com
pletely routed, some of them joining the
Reports of the battle between the in
surgents and Spanish forces on the 13th,
near Bayamo, are only meager. The Span
ish troops numbered 2500 and the in
! THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1895.
AS A RESULT OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE SUNDAY LAW
THE NiW YORK WORLD HAS VISIONS OF FUTURE POSSIBIL
ITIES IN THAT BENIGHTED CITY, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE.
ASiTH THEIR MAN.
Con'inued from First Page.
afternoon, and according to the present
arrangements he will start for Paris next
The Abyssinian mission to Russia,
which has been causing so much disquiet,
at length has left St. Petersburg for Odessa,
on its way home. There is good reason to
believe that Prince Dampto, chief of the
mission, carries back with him a signed
agreement, by which Russia guarantees
the independence of Abyssinia, and that
King Menelek now practically is a vassal
of the Czar. There is no doubt, at any
rate, that the diplomatic relations of the
two countries have been put on a recular
basis, and this of itself is a direct challenge
to Italy, for by the treaty, concluded at
Uccialli between Italy and Abyssinia, the
latter undertook to have no communica
tion with any foreign power except through
the medium of Italy. This was in 1889.
But the treaty was never recognized form
ally by Russia, which, therefore, claims to
be at liberty to ignore its provisions.
The blase British aristocracy have turned
eagerly. to a new distraction. They are
organizing baby shows in which the en
tries are limited to infants of noble blood.
The little lords and ladies are appraised
carefully as to weight,; size, number of
teeth and beauty. The most successful
aristocratic baby show was held this week
at the house of Mrs. Robert Crawshay.
The fashionable world thronged the house,
and the only 'drawback was the absence
of his Royal Highness Prince Edward from
the exhibits. The first prize for weight
and general excellence for babies under 1
year was awarded to Dermont Browne, the
son of Lord Castlerosse, who, although but
11 months old, weighed thirty-three
pounds. The prize for babies over 1 year
was awarded to Angela Mildred Baring,
the daughter of Lord and Lady Ashburton,
who is 18 months old and weighed twenty
eight pounds and had fourteen teeth.
There, are still philosophers among the
Greeks whose wisdom is v able to ■ silence i
the murmurs of ""the. masses:' A Greek
Judge on the island of Scio the other day ;
decided two claims against a railroad for
damages caused by a collision. One
claimant was a man who lost his arm and
the other was a widow whose husband
had keen killed. The Judge awarded 6000
piasters to the man, bnt , only 2000 to the
woman. When the spectators began to
protest loudly the wise Judge explained:
"My dear people, the verdict must remain,
for you will see it is just. Nikola has lost
an arm and nothing can restore it, but you
(turning to the woman) . are still young
and pretty. You have now some money
and you will easily find another husband
who may be as good, perhaps even better,
than your dead lord." So saying the
Judge left the hall and the people cheered
Queen Victoria has been drawing largely
upon her reserve stock of jewelry this
week for the performance, of "Carmen,"
given at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
Calve received a diamond brooch, Eamea
a ring, Ancona and Gilbert acarfpins,
Stage Manager Atkins a turquoise and
diamond pin, Acting Manager Forsythe a
silver cigar-case, suitably engraved, and
Conductor Marcinelli a silver cigarette
case. Finally Manager Sir Augustus Har
ris has been made proud and happy by the
receipt of a big gold and silver epergne.
This Jooks almost like extravagance on her
Majesty's part, but, after all, a prima
donna is fairly cheap at the price of one
diamond brooch, and an entire opera com
pany cannot always be obtained for £100
worth of odds and ends. Besides, the sea
son is at an end. and there will be no need
for this class of expenditure for the next
six months or so.
Those who remember the bitter quarrel
last year between Calve and Eames are
wondering how the two artists were in
duced to appear together on the same
stag* even in Windsor. Melba had been
billed to appear with Calve in all the pub
lic performances of "Carmen," but it ii
well known that the Queen will not permit
Melba to appear in her presence owing to
the singer's implication in the Duke of Or
leans divorce case. This was emphasized
this week by her Majesty, who, in com
manding the performance of a certain
opera at Windsor Castle, definitely speci
fied that this favorite prima donna must
not be included in the cast. It is reported
that the desire of both Calve and Eame«
to sing was strong enough to induce them
to ignore their feud for the time being. One
of the two artists was told quietly that she
would be permitted to appear only on the
condition of suspending hostilities.
It will surprise those who imagine Eng
land the most law-abiding country in the
world to learn that the kidnaping of chil
dren of poor parents is a very common
crime in London. The cases have been
more numerous than usual this year, but
the police are doing little to punish the
abductors. The children are Btolen in
order to make use of their services in
Kent and Sussex during the hop-picking
and fruit-picking season. Tfce typical case
last year was that of the eight-year-old
daughter of a hard-working couple. Bhe
disappeared suddenly, and the parents
gave the little one up for dead. One after
noon about eight weeks later the girl
walked in looking well and happy. Her
story was that she was playing in the
streets when she was seized by a man, was
gagged, placed in a cart and carried off.
That evening she joined several other
youngsters and men and the party started
on a tramp for Kent, where they passed
their time in hop-picking.
When that was over the Darty separated
and the man by whom she was taken away
brought her home. The girl spoke warmly
of the kind treatment she received and the
good food given her by her uncle, as the
kidnaper was called.
The first carload of California pears,
which left Sacramento on July 2, arrived
in London on Thursday in excellent con
dition. The English pear crop will be al
most a failure this year, and the market
for California fruit will be moat profitable.
The tyranny of the private water com
panies which supply London is almost be
yond belief. The company eupplyinj the
East End which cut off the water several
weeks laßt winter on account of the frost
in the pipes, buried only a foot below the
surface, now has shut off the supply ex
cept for two or three hours daily en ac
count oi the drought. The real cause is
the short-sighted failure t* make provision
for the increasing demand. The reports of
the suffering caused by the deprivation are
supplemented to-day tey t&e newt that an
epidemic of fever has made its appearance
in the district, and most serious conse
quences are threatened.
These water supply monopolies are in
proportion to the capital invested the rich
est corporations in the world. The law
enables them to collect full rates from pa
trons whether the water is supplied or not,
and they never make the slightest conces
sion. Popular exasperation over this
situation in London has been at high pres
sure for months. Strangely enou»», the
radical politicians who have been in con
trol of city and National polities for the
last three years have been so busy looking
after the morals of the people that they
have had no time to give in righting this
The opposition to the construction ef a
railway to the summit of the Jungfrau has
failed. Nearly the entire capital of 9,000,
--000 francs has been subscribed, and the
plans ar« finished for tbe first section of
the road. Work will l»egin next month.
Hypnotism was the ground of the con
test of the will of a widow named Guin
drant in Lyons this week. She had left
her eatire property to a couple who, the
relatives said, secured the execution of
the will by putting the woman into a hyp
notic trance. The Judges, after evident,
hesitation, decided against recognizing
this form of crime. They said that while
some investigators declared that anybody
might be hypnotized, others asserted that
only epileptic or neuroSc persons could be
so treated. Still, others had denied that
the so-called hypnotic phenomena existed.
Under these circumstances the Judges pre^
ferred to wait until the facts were better
Of ISXEHEST TO IMB COAST.
Appointment of Two Important Army
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 30.— 8y di
rection of the President an Army Retir
ing Board is appointed to meet from time
to time at the call ofthe president thereof,
at San Francisco, for the examination of
such officers as may be ordered before it.
The detail for the board is as follows :
Brigadier-General James W. Fcrsyth,
Colonel William R. Shatter, First In
fantry; Lieutenant-Colonel Charles R.
Greenleaf, deputy surgeon-general ; Lieu
tenant-Colonel Francis L. Gwenther, Fifth
Artillery; Major Joseph B. Girard, sur
geon; First Lieutenant J. Franklin Bell,
Seventh Cavalry, aid de camp, recorder.
Major William M. Mayaadier, paymaster,
will report in person to Brigadier-General
Forsyth at such time as he may designate
after August 8, for examination.
A similar board is appointed to meet at
Vancouver barracks. The detail for the
board is as follows: Brigadier-General El
well S. Otis; Colonel Thomas M. Ander
son, Fourteenth Infantrr; Lieutenant-
Cok>nel Hugh A. Theaker, Fourteenth In
fantry; Lieutenant William D. Wolver
ton, deputy surgeon-general; Captain Ru
dolph G. Ebert, assistant surgeon ; First
Lieutenant Henry C. Cabell, adjutant,
Fourteenth Infantry, recorder. Captain
Frazier A. Boutelle, First Cavalry, will re
port in person to Brigadier-General Otis at
such time as he may designate for exami
nation by the board.
Pensions have been issued as follows:
California: Original — Joseph 0. Ran
dall, Yountville. Reissue— James Clark,
West Oakland; Joseph Dancer, Anaheim;
Cornelius Butterbaugh, San Jose; Wiley
M. Skimmer, Upper Lake. Original wid
ow—Mary E. Doble, Los Angeles.
Oregon: Additional— Weodward Hodr
son, Astoria. Reissue— John H. Coy, Gold
Beach; Shadrack Dueer, Eugene; Deles
Doty, Jordan Valley; Solomon Barnes,
Isabel: Christepher Mills. Beaver.
Washington: Reissue— Charles o. Smith,
Whatcom: John A. Baker, Snoiiomiah;
James Hylon, Vancouver,
Asslntanco for Mr: JSpragtio.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 21.— A morn
ing paper says that the friends of Mrs.
Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of the late
Chief Justice Chase, have come to her
rescue and subscribed $50,009 to help tide
over her financial difficulties. It is under
stood that among those who subscribed
are Senator Brice, John Wanamaker and
C. S. Sorg, who contributed $5000 e»ch.
The other contributors are prominent
Republicans in this city, Washington,
Cleveland, Cincinnati and Providewce,with
the exception of William C. Whitney,
whose contribution is said to be the larg
est of all. Mrs. Sprague is still at the
Hotel Jefferson, in Union square, with her
daughters, but she refused to talk about
the matter. It is believed she will now stop
the advertised auction sale of the furniture
of her old home, Edgewood.in the suburbs
of Washington, and that she will be able
to pay off many mortgages on the place
and make it her home again.
Clubbed to Death by GarroUrt.
HAMMOND, l!n>., July 30.— Ferdinand
W . Hall, an employe of the Standard Oil
Company, was clubbed to death by a gang
of garroters in Whiting, Ind., early this
morning. After securing his watch and
|600 from Hall's pockets the murderers
placed the body on the Baltimore and Ohio
tracks and a freight train giound it to
pieces. The murderers are unknown.
Linseed Oil Mill Burned.
CHICAGO, 111., July 21.— A fire at 1
o'clock this morning totally destroyed No.
4 mill of the National Linseed Oil Com
pany. The building wm four stories in
height and 150 feet long. Ti»e H>e» will be
IN WILLIAM'S DOMAIN.
Fetes to Commemorate
CROW OVER THE FRENCH.
That Is What Germans Will Do
at Every Battlefield
_ — _
BAD BLOOD STARTED AT KIEL.
Socialists Preparing to Rally In the
Agrarian Districts of Dis
BERLIN, Germany, July 20.— Followine
yesterday's celebration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the declaration of war by
France against Prussia, on July 19, 1870,
the programme of the fetes in commemo
ration of the Franco-German war includes
the celebration of every great German vic
tory and every other great event con
nected with the war, beginning with the
celebration of the bloody battle at Wissem
burg on August 4 and ending with a grand
jubilation upon the anniversary of the
battle of Sedan on September 1. Large
bodies of veterans will g-) to Wissemburg,
on the Bavarian frontier of Alsace, to take
part in the anniyersary ceremonies there,
and will then proceed to the different
battlefields for the purpose of reviving old
memories. August 14 and 15 will be ob
served principally as decoration days on
the fields of Gravelotte, St. Privat and
Mars-la-Tour, when the graves, tombs
and monuments of the Germans who fell
on these fields will be covered with flowers
and wreaths by their families and surviv
A congress of various veterans' unions
will be held at Strasburg during the fetes
commemorating the fall of that city, when
bronze medals, struck from the French
cannon which were captured there, will bo
given to the veterans on behalf of the War
Ottice. The railways have agreed to fix an
especially cheap rate of fare for the vet
erans who attend these fetes, and the gen
eral public will also get the benefit of
occasional cheap trips.
The importance and significance of these,
demonstrations lie in the fact that they
have been organized by the Government
and largely extended since the celebration
of the openine of the North Sea and Bal
tic canal at Kiel, when several unpleasant
incidents occurred in connection with the
French warships, and that the Govern
ment has decided that these celebrations
shall not be in the slightest degree re
strained on account of any sensitiveness
on the part of the French.
The annual congress ©f the German so
cialists will meet on October 6 in Breslau,
wnera Ferdinand Lasalle, the great Ger
man democratic lea der, is buried. Lasalle
is the ideal of the Socialists of Germany.
Hia memory is still potent to stimulate
their oratory, and so long as they can hear
I themselves talk they are as nappy as so
cialists can be in this world. , The execu
tive committee of the Socialist party se
lected Breslau as the place of meeting re
ally en account of the proximity of that
city to the agricultural districts, in which
the farm laborers are the worst paid and
most discontented of any people of that
class in the country.
F«r the first time the Socialist party's
programme gives the chief prominence to
the needs of the agrarian population.
It proposes the abolition of financial
and political privileges now enjoyed by
the laadlords; the extension of com
munal ownership and administration
of land by the State commune, the
nationalization of mortgages and the re
duction of interest thereon; State insur
ance against agricultural losses from
storms, cattle diseases, etc.; and the com
pensation for damage sustained through
t the incursions of privileged hunters in
search of game.
The difference between this programme
and the ones previously formulated by the
party lies in its subordination of their
usual theoretical declarations in favor of
nationalizing everything to more practical
purposes. Their propaganda contains
n»ne of the old resolutions denouncing the
holding of private property and conse
quently many reformers outside the lines
of socialism will be able to give their ap
proval to a large part of the programme,
which was molded by Herr Vollmar and
other moderates among the malcontents.
The more extreme section of the party
will be sure to raise a hurricane in the
congress unless the more fervid ones are
allowed to blow oft their steam in a scries
of idealist declarations, but having done
this to their satisfaction they will subside
as before, into a state of harmless discon
The Vorwaerts, the Socialist organ, says
the meeting will give impetus to the pro
paganda among the laboring classes and
will soon win them over by the wholesale
to socialism. The paper does not take
into account, however, the universal dis
trust of Socialists among the peasantry.
The seat of Baron yon Hammerstein,the
deposed and absconding editor-in-chief of
the Kreuz Zeitung, in the Reichstag, is
about to be declared vacant, but the Rhine
Gazette announces that the Conservative
electors of Minden are on the eve of hold
ing a meeting to demana his resignation.
A curious circumstance attending the fall
of Baron yon Hammerstein is the fact that
while he was a strong anti-Semite and a
leader of the Jew-baiters his enormous
private expenditures were due to his re
lations with a Jewess, upon whom he lav
ished every luxury that wealth could pur
The report that Berlin bankers are
largely buying the Russo-Chinese loan is
without foundation. Of the loan finan
ciered in London a million sterling was is
sued here and the National Bank repeat
edly covered it, but the Bourse almost ig
mored the Chinese loan issued in Paris.
The statement made by Herr Brandt,
formerly Minister to China, in regard to
the bad financial future of the Celestial
kingdom, is doubtful as to the value of any
guarantees that the Government of Peking
can offer for future loans. Herr Brandt
expects a certain increase in the Chinese
import duties, which will seriously affect
the foreign trade.
According to advices from St. Petersburg,
the Czar, upon hearing of the assassination
of M. Stambouloff, summoned the Bul
garian mission which is now in St. Peters
burg, and in a few fiercely uttered words
denounced them and their Government for
murder. The practical result of the mis
sion is that Russia will appoint official
agents in Sofia and Bourgas, but will refuse
in the meantime to recognize Ferdinand as
Prince of Bulgaria. Russia will, however,
officially recognize the (iovernment of Bul
garia as it is established and assume the
relations with that country which were
broken off in 1888.
The Hamburger Nachrichten declines to
join in the chorus of German newspapers
which are charging Russia with having
incited and assistwl ana plotted against
the life of M. Stambouloff. "What is the
object," says Prince Bismarck's orjzan and
mouthpiece, "of praism* Stambouloff and
accusing Russia of complicity in this
crime? Stambouloff never did anything
for Germany, and Russia will surely resect
The Governments of Germany and Aus^
tria have decided upon holding an inter
national conference, with a view of settling
the questions concerning the payment of
export bounties on sugar. The Govern
ments of France, Belgium and Russia have
been invited to take part in the conference.
Emperor William arrived at Hernosand,
on the Swedish Island of Herno, to-day.
His Majesty has timed his trip so that he
will arrive at Kiel on July 23 and pass
through the canal on August 2. Afterward
he will go to Cowes to be present at the
Count yon Rottenburg, Assistant Secre
tary of the Interior, who is the husband of
the daughter of the late William Walter
Phelps, formerly United States Minister to
Germany, still adheres to his decision to re
tire from office on account of ill health.
Although pressed to remain in office, in
the meantime taking an indefinite leave of
absence, he pleads that his health is so
broken down that he will not be able at
any time to resume his oflicial duties ex
cept at the risk of his life. He will, there
fore, positively end his official career in
The English, Italian, Austrian, Turkish
and French Embassadors have followed j
the example of United States Embassador j
Runyon and are enjoying holidays abroad.
The daughter of Herr Barney, the cele
brated German actor, was married to-day j
in Berlin to Herr Rosstock, a distinguished
The condition of Professor Rudolph
Gneist, the German jurist consul ami poli
tical writer, shows no improvement,
though he is in no immediate danger. He
was subjected to a second operation yester
AN AGED WOMAN SLAIN.
Brutal Murder of Mrs. Mary
Mullen at Parkersburg,
A Servant-Girl Placed Under Arrest
on a Charge of Comrnittingr
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., July 20.—To
night about 10:30 o'clock occurred one of
the most atrocious murders that has ever
happened in this city. Mrs. Mary Mullen,
aged 74, mother of Edward, Patrick and
Michael Mullen, well-known tobacconists,
was attacked in her bedroom by some
person unknown and killed by a piece of
stout two-inch hemlock stick. She was
found at 20 minutes ef 11 o'clock by her
son, Patrick Mullen.
She lived for two hours, unconscious to
the last. She had $60 in money on her
person which was not taken.
A girl named Sarah Brown, better known
as Bailie Swarm, was arreated. She had
lived until Monday nieht with the Mul- J
lens, and left because Mrs. Mullen was
hard to get along with.
It Is not probable that she is the crim
inal, as she claims she was asleep with
another girl at Dr. Sharp's residence, and
is coel and denies the crime, and accounts
for her whereabouts in the evening.
An unknown man was seen to enter
Mullen's yard. There is no motive for the
crime, as far as is known. There was great
excitement, owing to the large acquaint
ance of tbe Mullen brothers and the cold
blooded character of the crime. The vic
tim was a Union soldier's widow and drew
SUDD EX DEATH. OF A TRAVELER.
John Walgamat Expire* While on His
OMAHA, Nebr., July 20.— John Walga
mat, aged 53 years, dropped dead this
afternoon. The deceased was en route
from a visit with relatives and friends in
Springfield, 111., to his home in Spokane,
W T ash., and stopned off in Omaha to at
tend to some real estate matters and to call
upon some of his Omaha friends. Mr.
Walgaraat was in the best of health ap
parently and died without a struggle. He
was a married man and leaves a widow
and several grown children, and had con
siderable mining property consisting of an
interest in a gold mine in Oregon and real
estate. The body was taken in charge by
the Coroner. Among the mans effects
was $25,000 in stock issued by the Canyon
Creek Placer Mining Company.
THREE KILLED BY ZIGHTITIJfO.
During a Storm a Bolt Entered a Boom
. , ) Where Men Slept,
ELLSWORTH, KAira.j July 20.— se
vere electrical storm passed over Ellsworth
County at 2 o'clock this morning. Light
ning struck the house of Eli McHenry and
instantly Killed Mr. McHenry. Edward
Grimes and Frank Brown. ' All were mar
ried and left large families. ■ £
The lightning passed down the chimney
to ( the floor where McHenry, Grimes and
Brown were asleep with ■ three other men.
The others were injured.'. >■■■'
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