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VOLUME LXXYIII.-NO. 67.
PLEDGED TO SILVER
Missouri Democrats Will
Indorse the White
VICTORY IN A CAUCUS.
Gold Champions Defeated in
the First Test of
TO-DAY THE CONVENTION OPENS
Over Five Hundred Delegates Are
Instructed to Vote for a
16 to 1 Ratio.
TERTLE SPRINGS, Mo., Aug. s.— The
delegates to the Democratic State Silver
Convention which convenes at this sum
mer resort to-morrow at noon are slowly
arriving, and to-night there are less than
i!00 registered at the only hotel in the
place. Tertle Springs is located in the
southwestern part of the State, and is but
two miles from Warrensburg, the home of
Senator Cockrell. The convention, which
will be mainly one of resolutions, promises
to differ from any ever held in Missouri,
inasmuch as it will be attended by few per
sons outside of regularly accredited dele
gates. There are 114 counties in Missouri,
and it is estimated that each county has
6ent at least five delegates.
A conservative estimate places those
pledged and instructed to vote for silver at
bl6 to 1 ratio at nearly 545. So careful
have the silver leaders been in guarding
their interest that in many cases the
county conventions passed resolutions pro
Among those who are already on the
ground are: Governor Stone, Senator
Cockrell, Congressmen Bland and DeAr
niond, State Auditor Seibert, State Treas
urer ijtevens, State Secretary Le Seur,
Railroad Commissioner Hickrnan, Judge
James G. Gibson of Kansas City; Colonel
Nicholas M. Bell of St. Louis, together
with several State Senators, Circuit Judges
and railway men.
The few gold advocates in attendance,
most of whom are members of the State
Committee, were considerably disconcerted
to-night by the announcement that Chair
man Maiiitt of St. Louis would not be in
attendance on account of the death of a
relative. Mr. Marhtt's absence will be
keenly felt, as he is said to have influence
over the rural delegates. In the event of
his non-arrival, John P. Carroll, legal
counselor or the Burlington road, will call
the convention to order.
At to-night's caucus the State Commit
tee decided to ask the convention to double
the number of members of the State Com
mittee, thereby addin» to it one member
from each Congressional district. This
action is regarded as an effort to pacifv the
clamors of county delegates. The decis
ion of the caucus was hailed with rejoicing
by the silverites, and they are now busy in
discussing the acceptance of the concession.
They are so jubilant over their victory,
however, that they now declare tnat noth
ing less than the resignation of the State
Committee will satisfy them. They now
say that a resolution will be offered in the
convention to-morrow demanding that the
State Committee shall be composed of
thirty-four members, one from each Sena
torial district, and nothing less.
A caucus between Governor Stone, Sen
ator Cockrell, Hon. K. P. Bland and a few
close and trusted friends is being held at
Senator Cockrell's residence to-night.
"Silver Dick" Bland declares that nothing
less than that the control of the Demo
cratic party in Missouri be placed in the
bands of the silverites will satisfy him.
Governor Stone is not so extreme in his
views and, together with Senator Cockrell,
is endeavoring to induce him to modify
. his demands. The conference was still
tinder way at 11 p. m., and from the em
phatic manner in which Mr. Bland was
asserting that the time had now come for
the silver men to assume entire control of
the Democratic party of Mi.-<ouri, it was
apparent that the session would not be
concluded until after midnight, and not
then unless Mr. Bland's demands had
been agreed to.
DEAD OF STARVATION.
Mrs. Vandii'irr Thought Relatives Were
Attempting to l'oison Her.
WILLISTOX, Fla., Aug. 5.-Mrs. Lou
Vandivier died here yesterday of starva
tion. Five weeks ago Mrs. Vandivier be
came possessed of the idea that her family
end the community had formed a con
epiracy to poison her, and she began to re
fuse to eat or drink. The woman seemed
to be rational on all subjects save this.
Whenever any one approached her with
food she would begin to scream : "Take it
away! I know you have poisoned it!"
Her four-year-old daughter brought food,
but the mother poshed the child away,
Baying. "You want to poison me, too."
For five weeks the woman continued in
this condition, taking neither f^od nor
drink during the entire time, and yester
day, emaciated to a skeleton, death came
to her relief.
STRUCK BY A TWISTER.
lion Cameron's St. Hctcna-hy-the-Sea En
tertains an Cntrelcotnc <iurnt.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Aug. 5.-A special
to the News and Courier from Beaufort, S.
A destructive tornado, cutting a path
about- fifty yards wide, passed over a
part of St. Helena Island Sunday morning
about 1 o'clock. It entered Captain Ward's
place, and demolished two houses belong
ing to colored people and played general
havoc with Senator Don Cameron's "St.
Helena-by-the-Sea," tearing duwn part of
the piazzas, demolishing the chimneys to
the mansion and doing other damage.
SETTLED A FEUD.
Two Murders End a Quarrel In Missis
BATON ROUGE, Miss., Aug. 5. — A
tragedy occurred Saturday night at An
tioch Church, about fifteen miles from
here. For some time bad feeling existed
between Hill Picou and Albert O'Neal, of
that neighborhood. It is said a young lady
was the cause.
Saturday night Albert O'Neal and his
brother, Henry, attended church at An
The San Francisco Call
tioch, where a protracted meeting was
being held. Hill Picou and his brother,
Wallace, also went there. All the parties
named went to the church heavily armed.
During the services the O'Neal brothers
left the church. As they reached the open
air they met the Picous. Almost instantly
there was a sound of three shots and the
O'Neal brothers fell dead. The Picous
were not wounded.
KISSED THE MAN SHE KILLED.
Then Lucy Perry fired Two Bullets Into
PADUCAH, Ky., Aug. s.— Will Sims
and Lucy Perry, sweethearts, quarreled
to-day and Sims started to leave the
woman. She pulled a pistol from the
folds of her dress and fired at him. The
ball entered his head and he died in
stantly. The Perry woman picked the
body up and kissed the man several times.
By this time the neighborhood was
aroused. Seeing the officers coming the
woman fired two shots into her head, dy
ing instantly. There were no witnesses to
the tragedy and the direct cause is only
Paid the Penalty for the Murder of His
SING SIXG, N. Y., Aug. 5.-Richard
Leach was electrocuted this morning for
the murder of his common-law wife, Mary
Leach, which occurred December 11, J594.
Leach was a young man, a florist. He
took the woman out of an unsavory re
sort and the two lived together. Whisky
was the cause of the murder. .
No sensational features were connected
with the electrocution. Leach prepared
for meeting death as calmly as though it
were a commonplace affair. The execu
tion was completely successful.
HELD THE MOB AT BAY
A Chicago Policeman Stands
Off a Crowd of Levee
Stood His Ground Against AM Com
ers by a Liberal Use of
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. s.— One police
man and a crowd of tough citizens started
a riot in the most lawless part of the levee
Patrolman John C. McMahon ordered a
number of loafers to move away from in
front of a restaurant on State street, be
tween Polk and Harrison streets. One of
the .men responded by striking the officer,
and another of the crowd knocked Mc-
Mahon off his feet. Then the policeman
jumped up and struck at everybody with
in reach with his club, knocking a half
dozen of the gang to the sidewalk. Two
of them lay unconscious and the officer
stood his ground against all comers.
Riot, citizen and" ambulance calls were
sent to Karri?on-street station, but in the
meantime McMahon was trying to get two
of the mob to the station. Three hun
dred denizens of the levee followed close
upon the lone officer's heels, the leaders
trying to hem him in and scores of the ex
cited mob yelling to kill the officer. The
police in patrol wagons and ambulances
dashed to the rescue and saved McMahon.
But the mob followed to the station, yell
ing for vengeance, and broke through the
police ranks into the station-house. They
were finally driven back to their haunts
with a display of clubs.
The ambulance officers found Charles
Devore of 371 State street suffering from
scalp wounds, and removed him to the
County Hospital. The other rioters who
had been injured were helped away by
friends. Several citizens brought charges
of drunkenness against McMahon, who
denied the charge, but he was suspended j
pending trial before the Police Board.
TWO PLANTS AMALGAMATED.
Union of Two of the Largest Industrial
PHILADELPHIA, fA., Aug. s.— The
Baldwin Locomotive "Works, of this city,
which are owned by Burnham, Williams &
Co., and the Westinghouse Electric and
Manufacturing Company of Pittsburg, two
of the largest industrial concerns in this
country, have been amalgamated. The
official announcement of the deal was
to-day made by a member of the firm of
Burnham, Williams <fe Co. Negotiations
looking to the amalgamation have beeu in
progress for two months, and to-day they
were ratified by the local concern. To
morrow the board of directors of the
Westinghouse Company will take similar
The coalition of interests, it is stated,
will result in the early introduction of im
proved forms of electric motors for rail
roads, and will give employment to up
ward of 10,000 men in busy seasons. Al
though by the amalgamation the two com
panies will work as one, both plants will
be retained as they are at present, exten
sions being made as business shall require.
There will be a division of work, the Bald
win taking such as is suitable to its facili
ties, ana the electrical work will be done
by the Westinghouse Company.
SAW HER HUSBAND'S WRAITH.
Mrs. Xoble Says Her Crime Was Freely
MACON, Ga., Aug. s.— "He has come to
see me and ] know he forgives me now,"
said old Mrs. Noble yesterday. She is
under sentence of death for the "murder of
her husband, whom she helped to put out
of the way because, as she said, he "pes
She said the old man came to her bed
side Saturday night, and toeether they
discussed.their children. "We didn't say
nothing about the killin', but I jest know
he forgives me or he wouldn't hev cum."
It is generally believed that she will es
cape the gallows, as the sentiment here
against hanging a woman is very sironc.
She is very illiterate-the lowest type of
Toted for an Increased Capital.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 5.-The stock
holders of the Kansas City Terminal Con
struction Company met to-day in the office
of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Trust
Company and voted to increase the capital
stock of the Terminal Construction Com
pany to $3,000,000. The proceeds of the
increase will be used to build the extension
of the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf
Railway, that is now being pushed from
the vicinity of Siloam Springs Ark. to
Shreveport, La. *'
Quarreled to the Heath.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 5.-A special from
Victoria, Mexico, says that Jesus Villerio
Superintendent of the Public Schools of
that city and a prominent civil engineer
was shot and killed by Jose Casas, a well
known young man there. The quarrel
was over a trivial affair. Casas was ar
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1895.
MRS. TALMAGE DEAD
Passed Peacefully Away
After a Lingering
DUE TO A SEVERE SHOCK.
Her Decline Dated From the
Burning of the Brook
A WORKER FOR CHRISTIANITY.
She Proved a Powerful Helpmeet In
the Labors of the Great
NEW YORK, N. Y.. Aug. 5.-Mrs. T.
de Witt Talmage. wife of the famous
Brooklyn preacher, is dead. She passed
peacefully away at 5:30 o'clock this morn
ing. Her husband, son and daughters
were with her when she died. Her death
occurred at the sanitarium in Dansville,
N. Y.. where she had been under treatment
at various times during the past year. It
THE LATE MBS. T. DE WITT TALMAGE.
[Reproduced from a photograph.]
was supposed by the anxious watchers at
her bedside that she would live through
the day, as they had been assured that the
crisis of the disease would then, be passed,
and that there would be a possibility of her
recovery, but she began to sink rapidly and
death came soon after dawn.
Mrs. Talmage's illness dated from the
burning of the Tabernacle, that she had
aided her husband and his devoted con
gregation in building. Her nervous sys
tem received such a severe shock when
she was informed of the destruction
of the building on May 13 of
last year, that she was dazed for several
hours, and all her faculties seemed par
alyzed. She was not able 10 leave her
home for three weeks thereafter. Her
nervous system never recovered from the
shock, and within a short time she was
taken to the sanitarium.
She returned from there late in June,
and went to Europe for a little over a
month. When she returned, slightly im
proved, she remained at home under the
care of the family physician until this
Aboat three months ago she became
much worse and was taken again to the
sanitarium. Her decline was gradual un
til about two weeks ago, when she failed
rapidly, and Dr. Talinage, who was lectur
ing out West, and her children, were sum
moned to be with her. Her remains will
be brought to Brooklyn to-morrow morn
ing, and the funeral will occur from the
family residence on Thursday.
Mrs. Talmage was the doctor's second
wife. Her maiden name was Susan Whit
temore. Her father was a prosperous real
estate broker and architect of Greenpoint,
N. Y. Previous to his settlement in
Greenpoint the family resided on East
Eighth street, at that time the aristocratic
part of New York City, and it was there
that nis daughter, Susan Curtiss Whitte
more, was born. Her education was most
carefully regarded, and when she was 15
the family moved to Birmingham, Conn.,
where she finished ner training at the
High School. Clara Louise Kellogg was
one of her classmates. A few years, later
the Whittemores settled in Greenpoint,
practically a portion of Brooklyn.
On May 7, 1863, Miss Whittemore was
married to T. de Witt Talmage in the
building where they had first met a few
months before, the Greenpoint Dutch
Reformed Church. The bridegroom was
HAULING EARTH FROM THE BED OF MORMON CHANNEL AT STOCKTON FOB THE VALLEY ROAD GRADE.
Wrawn from a photoorqnh.l ,
then simply Mr. Talmage. He was but
little known outside of his own field;
reputation had not yet come, and thus
Mrs. Talmage started with her husband at
almost the foot of the ladder of fame
which he soon began to climb so quickly.
And few wives have proved such help
meets to their husbands as did Mr?. Tal
mage. She has, in every respect, fulfilled
the best idea of a helpful wife and proved
her husband's richest endownent.
Although Mrs. Talmage never shared
her husband's life work, she was still one
of the busiest women in Brooklyn. If
there was a sociable, a ladies' meeting,
a fair in the Tarbernacle, she was at the
head of it. She was president of the
Missionary Society of the church, and
presided at its meetings. Sue was a
member of almost every society in Brook
lyn having to do with religious, literary,
musical or humane objects. Her social
duties were naturally numerous, and she
fulfilled them all. Two young daughters,
receiving their first educational training,
demanded her constant care and attention.
In her personality Mrs. Talmage was
favored. Her disposition was sympathetic
by nature. Like her husband, she saw
only the cheerful side of life. Her whole
personnel suggested activity. Her eyes
were a good index to her life— they were
never still. Her features were pleasing
and were rarely without the smile which
continually played upon them. She was
in the prime of life, of medium height, lull
of figure and more often considered hand
some than fair. Her face was youthful,
because she kept her heart young and her
hands busy. She was a good dresser,
always tasteful in her wardrobe, but never
Mrs. Talmage's parents are dead. One
brother still lives among the scenes of her
early home in Greenpoint, prosperous and
doing well. Two unmarried sisters live to
gether but a few blacks from the Talmage
home— as close in spirit and relations to
the great preacher's family as if they were
material parts of it.'
Dr. Talmage's first wife was drowned
while boating in 1862, leaving a daughter,
Miss Jessie, and a son, Thomas de Witt,
who has since died. Mrs. Talmage became
the mother of five children — Rev. Frank
de Witt Talmnge, Mrs. Dorin, Mrs. Mag
nal, Miss Maude and Miss Daisy.
PLOT TO KILL ROOSEVELT
A Dynamite Bomb Sent to the
New York Police Com
The Fuse Ignited When the Box
Was Opened, but a YoungrLady
NEW YORK, N. Y., Aug. 5.-Police
Commissioner Roosevelt was probably
eaved from a sudden and untimely death
by a discovery this morning made by Miss
Daisy James, a clerk in the General Post
A box addressed to Theodore Roosevelt,
Central Police ofhce, New York, came into
her hands. Its peculiar appearance made
her think it was not all right and she
started to pull the cover off. She at once
heard the snapping of a match in the box,
smoke came out and a flame appeared.
She blew the fire out and sent for the
superintendent of th* 1 department. A fuse
haa been placed so that the burning
matches would fire it, and it is supposed
to have been extended to a small dynamite
Detectives have been placed in charge of
the case and are now investigating it.
Killed by a Jealous Husband.
MOUNT STERLING, Ky., Aug. 5.—
Henry Reynolds, a 17-year-old boy, was
yesterday shot and killed by John Haw
kins, a farmer, who claimed that the boy
had been too intimate with his wife.
Hawkins will be lynched if caught.
DUEL TO THE DEATH
Triple Tragedy in the
FATHER AND SOX SHOT.
Victims of an Unprovoked
Quarrel With a Drunken
THEIR ASSAILANT WOUNDED.
AH Parties to the Affray Prominent
In Social and Business
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. s.— The most
desperate and tragic duel that has taken
place in the Bluegrass region since the
famous fight in which Goodloe and Swope
killed eachotheroccurred in the Woodford
Hotel at Versailles this afternoon, when
W T illiam Newton Lane of this city shot and
instantly killed James Rodenbaugh and
mortally wounded the young man's father,
H. C. Rodenbaugh.
The facts leading up to the difficulty
show that it w«s the result of a drunken
debauch. Lane was drunk at Lexington
Saturday night, and yesterday morning, it
is said, had * wordy war with a hotel
clerk because the clerk would not give him
another drink. Lane was very ugly, and
serious trouble was barely averted. He
went to Versailles this morning, and on
arriving them continued drinking. About
noon he went to the Woodford Hotel and
was given a room, and slept until about 4
o'clock this afternoon.
A few minutes after that hour he came
downstairs and met James Rodenbaugh in
the hallway. He was in a bad humor. He
asked the young man the amount of his bill,
and upon receiving an answer Lane began
abusing Rodenbaugh, who was a cripple.
Their words soon led to blows, and both
men drew their pistols about the same
time. Lane's first shot struck Rodenbaugh
in the neck just above the collarbone and
lodged just under the skin in the back of
his neck. Almost at the same instant that
Lane fired Rodenbaugh's pistol was dis
charged, the bullet producing a flesh
wound of little consequence in Lane's left
side in a line with his heart. The blood
gushed trom Rodenbaugh's throat, and,
giving a few gasps, he fell backward a
Just as he fell his father opened the door,
and as he did so the slayer of the son
turned upon the father and fired, the ball
striking him in the mouth and lodging in
the back part of his head. He reeled, and
when falling Lane fired again, the second
bullet lodging in the old man's spine. He
dropped to the fiopr and lay by the side of
his son. Casting a glance at his victims
Lane walked oui of the hotel to be arrested
at the door by an officer and placed in jail.
When physicians arrived they found the
3 r oung man dead and his father in such a
serious condition that his death is ex
pected at any hour.
H. C. Rodenbaugh was a first lieutenant
in the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry and was a
gallant soldier. He was Postmaster at
Nicholasville for two terms under
President Grant. He was also a prominent
turfman, being for years the senior member
of the racing firm of Rodenbaugh &
W. N. Lane is a native of Montgomery
County and is about 28 years old. He has
b«»en considered a good business man and
a quiet gentlemen when sober, but when
drinking he is quarrelsome. Lane comes
of a good family and is related to some of
the best people in Montgomery and Wood
Lane was seen in jail to-night and told
the following story:
"I came down and told Mr. Rodenbaugh
that the room was so filthy that I did not
care to pay for it. He cursed me and
started toward me as if to do me bodily
harm. I shot the old man because I thought
he was going to kill me. While I was
shooting the boy got his Di'stol and began
shooting at me and I had to shoot or be
There is great excitement .in Nicholas
ville, , and the people of Versailles are
highly wrought up over what they call an
unprovoked ■'■ murder. ' It is , believed that
should Rodenbaugh die the slayer will be
lynched. '.. . '.'.' ',; ' . -
KyiFE AGAIXBT JPIBTOX,.
Harry Kelly Killed in a Duel at Frank,
FRANKFORT, Ky., Aug. 5.— A bloody
tragedy was enacted on * the ; streets of
Frankfort late last evening, and as the re
sult of a quarrel between Richard Suter, a
brother of , Hon. Lee Suter, a well-known
attorney of Louisville, and Harry Kelly, a
politician of this city, Kelly lies cold in
death and Suter is in jail.
Kelly had a quarrel wiih .William Willis
and cut him up pretty badly. Suter, who
saw the fight, ■ testified ;in court against
Kelly. This infuriated Kelly, and when
the two men met by chance to-night a
quarrel was started. Finally Kelly drew a
knife and rushed toward 'C Suter,; who
pulled; his revolver and fired three shots,
one of which struck Kelly in the abdomen,
, killing him almost ' instantly. Suter was
at once arrested and placed in the county
NEGROES DRIVEN OUT.
Whiteeapa Cause an Xxodu* From a T*xas
PARIS, Tex., Aug. s.— News has reached
here of a bad state of affairs prevailing in
Delta County, which adjoins this (Lam
pas) County on the south. One night last
week every negro was notified to leave the
county at once, or he would be taken out
and hanged. Notices were posted inform
ing white men who undertook to protect
them that they would meet with the same
This caused a perfect stampede among
the negroes, who, being thoroughly
alarmed, began to move out of the county
at once, although the good citizens tried
to dissuade them and offered them every
protection. In a radius of five miles 2000
acres of land, crops and all, were aban
doned, and contracts for another year
abruptly canceled. The whitecappers, or
whoever they were, continued to post
threatening notices, and the exodus has
Some negroe3 who owned valuable farms
have remained behind to sell their lands
for whatever they could get for them.
There is great excitement over the outrage.
Thousands of acres of the finest farming
lands in the South will be idle in conse
WINKED AT THE MURDERS.
Chinese Officers Made No
Effort to Check the Wha
It Is Now Learned That an Ameri
can Mission at Shasi Was
LONDON, Eng., Aug. s.— The Daily
Telegraph will print to-morrow a dispatch
from Shanghai, saying that Rev. H. S.
Phillips of the English Church Missionary
Society witnessed the atrocities at Ku
chene, but was powerless to do anything
to prevent them. The Chinese magistrate,
the dispatch says, waited until the foreign
ers were murdered or had fled before he
appeared. The rioters, who numbered
fifty, were led by a man carrying a red
It seems that the massacre was carefully
planned. There are about 1000 soldiers
stationed at Kucheng, and they could have
stopped the riot had the officials chosen to
order them to do so.
The same dispatch said that the Ameri
can mission at Shasi, near Hankow, on the
Yang-tse-Kiang River, has been destroyed,
and its former occupants are fugitives.
The American Consul here advised the
missionaries in other parts of the country
A meeting of foreign residents at Shang
hai, of all nationalities, was held to-day
under the auspices of the China Associa
tion. Foreigners were urged to appeal
direct to the heads of governments of their
various countries to secure reparation for
the many outrages committed in the Chi
nese Empire, and especially for that at
Wha Sang. Some of the speakers at this
meeting declared no credence could be
placed in the diplomatic representatives
at Peking. The residents desire the appoint
ment of a commission to Inquire into the
outrages in Szechuen and other inland
provinces, apart from the British commit
tee, to be under the control of American
Consul Jernigan, and Mr. Cqnner, the
British Minister, has given his assent to
the proposition. The existing committee
is composed of British Consul Tratmai of
Chung King, one missionary, the native
prefect at Cheng Tu, the provincial treas
urer and the provincial Judge. All of the
latter are regarded as having been impli
cated in the attacks upon foreigners.
The Times to-morrow will print a
Shanghai dispatch saying that the ladies
at the missionary stations begged for life,,
promising to surrender their property and
valuables, but the leader of the mob issued
orders to kill them outright.
DEPZOItED BY CHIXA.
Perpetrators of the Kueheng Massacre to
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 5.— E. Q. Mac
artney, Secretary to the Admiralty, in an
interview to-day, said that a meager tele
gram had been received at the Admiralty
Office announcing the massacre at Wha
Sang, near Kueheng. The Chinese Gov
ernment also said, had issued imperative
orders to the provincial authorities to
search out and punish the persons guilty
of the outrage. The Government deplores
the event, which is most unfortunate for
STERN BEST TO JAIL.
Convicted of Insulting the Arrogant Von
KISSENGEN, Germany, Aug. s.— The
trial of Mr. Louis Stern of New York, who
is charged with insulting Baron von Thu
engen, deputy commissioner of the Sv>&
here, took place to-day. The courtroom
was crowded throughout the entire hear
ing, which lasted eight hours and resulted
in the conviction of Mr. Stern. The court
sentenced the prisoner to a fortnight's im
frisonment and to pay a fine of 400 marks.
t was also ordered that the terms of the
sentence be printed in three newspapers.
KING CHRISTIAN'S ILLNESS.
He Has Grown Much Worse and Suffers
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 5.—
The condition of King Christian, who is ill
with catarrh of the bladder, has become
worse. He is nnich prostrated and suffers
great pain, although he is not at all fever
ish and has a eood appetite. Dr. Petersen,
his Majesty's physician, is in constant at
tendance, having taken up his residence
at the royal castle.
CLAMORING FOR BREAD.
No Abatement to the Slots at Tabreeze,
TABREEZE, Pebsia, Aug. s.— The riot
ing resulting from the agitation over the
scarcity of bread here is being carried on.
The mob attacked and wrecked the resi
dence of the City Governor, who has re
signed. The officials continue to promise
to obtain a reduced price for bread, but
despite this fact the excitement has not in
the least abated. Many of the female resi
dents of Tabreeze have taken refuge at the
Russian consulate there.
MACHO'S FORCE ROUTED,
Defeated by Spaniards in a Brush Near
MADRID, Spain, Aug. 5.-official dis
patches from Cuba state that the Govern
ment troops defeated, near Matanzas, a
band of insurgents from Las Vallas. It was
added that Jose Maceo's band was de
feated near Santiago and several of the in
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HILL FOR MORRISON.
The New Yorker Wants
a Western Man
IS OUT OF THE FIGHT;
Believes That No Democrat
From the Empire State
FACTIONAL STRIFE TOO ACUTE
Leaders Turn to the Ullnolsan aa
the One to Solidify the
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 5.-Senator
Hill is quoted as having said:
"If Democrats intend to continue in
business in New York State we must
nominate a Western man for President."
This remark is said to have been made in
the presence of a number of politicians
while discussing the prospects of Presi
dential candidates, and is believed to have
significance at this time. It is said that
Mr. Hill prefaced his remark with the
statement that a Western man is neces
sary, ior the reason that it would be im
possible, under existing conditions, to se
lect a candidate from New York who could
draw out the entire Democratic vote of the
Empire State. The claim is made that the
factions of the Democracy in New York are
in such a state of antagonism to each other
that there is no Presidential timber in
sight to unify diverse political elements of
the party and swing them into line to pre
vent an unbroken front to the enemy. It
is said Mr. Hill is convinced that neither
he nor Mr. Whitney could do this thing,
and as for himself, he has made up hia
mind to abandon all hope of the nomina
tion in 189(5, and tobide his time.
With this realization of the situation in
his mind Mr. Hill is said to have reached
the conclusion that a Western man is the
only solution of the problem of turning
out a full and undivided Democratic vote
in his State. The statement is further
made that Hill is favorable to the candi
dacy of William R. Morrison of Illinois for
Presidential nomination. This is asserted
upon the authority of one of Mr. Morri
son's warmest friends and supporters, and
who keeps in touch with all details of the
campaign which is now progressing in fa
vor of his nomination.
"While of course my evidence will be en
tirely partisan and upon one side," said
this man, "I can Dear witness to the fact
that Mr. William R. Morrison is right in
front in the race for the Presidential nomi
nation.Senator Hill is not the only Demo
cratic leader who believes the nominee of
the party should hail from the West, nor
is he alone in his belief that Mr. Morrison
is the most available Westerner in the
party. He is a man who can solidify the
West and command the support of the
MORTON'S PUERILE PUUL
An Effort to Force Department
Clerks Into "Sound Money"
Salaries of Those Opposed to His
Ideas Are to Be Paid In Silver
/WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. s.—Secre
tary Morton is a "sound money" man.
Several of his personal assistants at the
Agricultural Department are strong advo
cates of the free coinage of silver. One of
these gentlemen has been spending a
month's vacation in the West. When he
returns to Washington to-morrow and calls
at the office of the disbursing clerk for his
salary it will be handed to him in a lump
sum. That is to say he will receive 175
silver dollars. They are contained in a can
vas bag 8 inches long by 4 inches wide, and
it weighed, when placed on the scales to
day, exactly ten pounds.
Secretary Morton is now anxiously await
ing the result. He believes that the offi
cial in question will be nettled about his
payment in silver, but the Secretary will
insist that he cannot consistently object to
a coin payment in view of his repeated ut
terances in favor of the white metal.
The Secretary says that arguments hav
ing failed to convince his assistant that
silver as a circulating medium is not equal
to gold he has had recourse to the method
of treatment used by physicians of the
homeopathic school as expressed in the
Latin phrase "simila similibus curantur."
STEW AST IN THE SANCTUM.
The Senator to Become Editor of the "Sfl-
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. s.— Senator
William M. Stewart of Nevada, as soon as
he recovers from the injury to his knee
cap, sustained last week by jumping off a
streetcar, will, according to an announce
ment in a local newspaper, enter the Held
of journalism. He will be at the head of
tue editorial staff of a weekly paper to be
known as the Silver Knight, published by
the Order of Silver Knights of America,
recently incorporated with headquarters
in this city. It will advocate the free
coinage of silver.
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. s.— Gustave
A. Gutman was appointed Postmaster at
Germantown, Cal., and Jasper N. Stuhr at
By direction of the Secretary of "War,
First Lieutenant William H. Wiihelm
(recently promoted) is assigned to the •
Fourteenth Infantry, Company E, to date
from July 31, vice McGuire resigned. He
will proceed to join his proper station,
Vancouver Barracks, Washington.
Pensions for California: Original —
James D. Minard, Angels Camp; Francis
K. Smith, Fort Bidwell ; William H. Wen
derly, National Soldiers' Home; Edward
Teliier, Bullards Bar; Andrew J. Mussel
man. Santa Rosa. Increase— Elisha H.
Oregon: Increase— Asa P. Lacey, Con
For Pacific Coast Telegrams see
Pages 2, 3 and 4.