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VOLUME LXXIX.— NO. 9.
SCARED THE SULTAN
Completely Unnerved by a
Subject Who Presented
a Petition.
DEMAND OF THE POWERS
Representatives Instructed to
Insist Upon Second
Guardships.
SAID STAYS IN THE EMBASSY.
Lord Salisbury Approves the Action
of Sir Philip Currie in Afford
ing a Shelter.
LONDON, Ens., Dec. B.— A dispatch
from Constantinople, dated December 6,
says that on Friday, during the Selamlik,
when the Sultan went to the mosque to
perform his devotions, an incident oc
curred that caused a great commotion.
As the Sultan was leaving the mosque a
man in Turkish dress, holding a petition
in one of his hands, pushed through the
cordon of military guarding the route and
threw himself in front of the imperial
carriage. He was immediately arrested
and hustled off to prison.
The affair created much excitement,
owing to the general feeling of anxiety.
The Sultan was completely unnerved, and
his face was deathly pale. There is no
doubt that he thought an attempt was
about to be made on his life. The contents
of the petition are unknown. The dispatch
adds that all the representatives of the
powers have now received instructions
from their Governments to insist upon the
admission of the second guard ships to
Constantinople. Action on the demand is
therefore imminent.
Said Pasha, the ex-Grand Vizier, still
remains at the British Embassy, where he
sought refuge believing that his life was
in danger. He is obdurate to all the
Sultan's appeals to leave the embassy.
The Sultan sent one of the palace sheikhs
to the embassy to persuade Said Pasha to
leave, but the sheikh failed as completely
as had previous messengers from the
palace. After the sheikh had left admis
sion was refused to all other messengers
from the Sultan. His Majesty thereupon re
quested the diplomats of the other powers
to make representations to Said Pasha, but
they will make no attempt to bring pres
sure to bear upon him. They will leave
him entire liberty of action in the negotia
tions between himself and the palace. The ,
resolution adopted by the diplomats at
their meeting Thursday, which was later
handed to Said Pasha by Baron yon Calice,
the Austrian Embassador, was to this
effect. It also referred to the powers sup-
porting Said Pasha if he should accept the
Grand Vizierate which the Sultan has
asked him to do.
The Daily News will to-morrow pnblish
a dispatch from Constantinople, dated yes
terday, saying it is believed that the mes
sengers sent by the Sultan to Said Pasha
expressed great regard for him and as-
sured him that he was mistaken in regard
to his Majesty's intentions. The dispatch
adds that it is probable that Said Pasha
will voluntarily leave the Embassy.
Lord Salisbury has sent a message to
Sir Philip Currie, the British Embassador,
expressing his approval of his conduct in
harboring Said Pasha. In the meantime
the gates of the Embassy are closed and a
force from the Imogene patrols the
grounds.
Prime Minister Salisbury has written a
letter to the president of the Armenian
relief fund informing him that the British
Consul at Moush telegraphed to Sir Philip
Currie on December 4 that many Armen
ians in the Bitlis district were without
food and in danger of starvation.
Mr. Gladstone has written to the Anglo-
Armenian Association commending the
proposal to hold a meeting in London on
Tuesday. He says that the case of the
Armenians has been rendered even graver
by the astonisning language ascribed to the
German Emperor, an ascription in which
Mr. Gladstone trusts there is not a word
of truth. Mr. Gladstone does not indicate
what utterance of the Emperor he refers
to.
The Berlin correspondent of the Stand
ard telegraphs that he hears that the dip
lomats in Constantinople are negotiating
to fix a day when the second guard ships
5-half with the Sultan's permission steam
up to the Turkish capital.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Dec. B.—
M. Nelidoff, the Russian Embassador, had
a private audience with the Sultan to-day.
It is reported that he conveyed to his
Majesty a messaee from the Czar.
The British Embassy is surrounded by
police spies. A trustworthy writer de
clares that twelve Armenians and ten
Turks have been slain in Sivas.
ROME, Italy, Dec. B.— The cruiser Pie
monte, which was ordered a few days ago
to rejoin the Italian squadron in the Le
vant, has started from Naples for tne East.
SO AGGREHSIVB POLICY.
That Is the Attitude of the at. Petersburg
and Berlin. Cabinets.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 9.— A special
cable dispatch to the Herald from Vienna
says: The Cabinets of St. Petersburg and
Berlin will not consent to any aggressive
policy with regard to the Eastern crisis.
They regard Said Fasha as simply a
rebel, and the asylum given him in the
British embassy at Constantinople as a
violation of the rights of the Sultan.
The German Government has postponed
the depaiture of the ironclad Hagen for
Turkish waters.
WILL SOT BROOK DELAY.
Representatives Will Follow Tip the
Gwardahips Question.
LONDON, Cal., Dec. 8.-The Times will
to-morrow publish a dispatch from Con
stantinople saying that M. Nelidoff, ths
Kussian Embassador, informed the repre
sentatives of the other powers on Friday
that he was prepared to follow up the
guardships question. The message
that the Embassador delivered to the Sul
tan Sunday was in connection with this
ipatter. The representatives are awaiting
The San Francisco Call.
the result of M. Nelidoff's audience with
his Majesty.
The dispatch adds that an irade ap
pointing Said Pasha, a Kurd, as Grand
Vizier, may be issued at any moment.
The determination of ex-Grand Vizier
Said Pasha to leave ihe country remains
unbroken.
A dispatch to the Times from Rome says
that advices received in that city from
Constantinople state that the representa
tives of the powers have agreed to propose
a definite date when the Sultan must re
ply to the demands that extra guard
ships be permitted to enter the Bosphorus.
TORTURED AND MURDERED.
American and Native Missionaries in
Paraguay Met With a Terrible
Fate.
ASUNCION , Paraguay, Dec. B.—Protes
tant missionaries, Horace Wither, George
Allison and James Simpson, Americans,
and Melescia Rodrigues and Jose Munosa,
natives, left here over a fortnight ago, ac
companied by thirteen native servants and
followers for a missionary tour through
the interior. They passed Humaita safely,
where they preached, and then started to
cross into Argentine. Thursday afternoon
traders arrived who brought news that
they had found a number of bodies twenty
miles from Humaita. A force was sent
and found fourteen bodies, among which
were all of the missionaries. It appears
that they had been horribly tortured be
fore being kill d, lingers and toes being
torn from the bodies and fire applied to
soles of the ,feet. The authorities claim
they can find no trace of the murderers.
It is believed the deed was the work of
fanatics, as very few valuables were
taken. The affair caused great indigna
tion among all classes. Many bandits
abound in that section.
ENGLAND AND VENEZUELA.
Minister Andrade Has Not Been
Informed of Any
Demand.
It Is Plain, However, That His Govern
ment Is Not Disposed to Pay
the Indemnity.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. B.— Dr. An
drade, the Venezuelan Minister at Wash
ington, has not been informed that the re
[ ported demand by Great Britain on his
Government for $60,000, as indemnity for
the arrest of British subjects within the
disputed border, has been received at Cara
cas. Minister Andrade, however, says he
will undoubtedly be notified after the mat
ter is placed in President Crespo's hands.
He expressed surprise to-night at the re
port that England should present such a
claim, and stated that it could not be
called an ultimatum, as it was an original
demand, and there would be much corre
spondence and investigation before it
could reach that status.
Diplomatic relations between Great
Britain and Venezuela, he stated, have
been suspended for some time, and for
that reason the German Minister acts as
representative of the British Government
at Caracas. He added that the President
of the Venezuela people was against yield
ing to the British in the present dispute,
and they would be very likely to object to
paying an indemnity.
The legation here has not been in re
ceipt of news in regard to the revolution
in the republic since the Ist inst., but the
Minister says he does not attach any im
portance to it, as the present dispatches
state the fighting is entirely confined to
the frontier. A mail is expected at the le
gation to-morrow giving the latest devel
opments in Venezuelan affairs.
ENGAGEMENT OF HARRISON.
It la Staled the Ex-President Will Marry
Mrs. Dimmick.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. B.— A dispatch
from Washington was published here this
morning stating that Mrs. Dimmick, a
niece of the late Mrs. Benjamiu Harrison,
would shortly marry the ex-President.
Regarding the report the Tribune to-mor
row will say :
"Mrs. Dimraick lives at 680 West Thirty
eighth street in this city. When a Tribune
reporter called to see her yesterday she
courteously begged to be excused, ana, in
reply to a query as to the truth of the re
port, sent back word that she was much
distressed to think that such a report had
been circulated and that she must be ex
cused from saying anything. A member
of the family supplemented Mrs. Dim
mick's reply by saying that General Har
rison was the proper person to be seen
upon this matter."
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. B.— A Sun spe
cial from Indianapolis, Ind., says: Ex-
President Harrison refuses to confirm or
deny the report that he and Mrs. Dimmick
are to be married. Several months ago,
when the same rumor was current, he gave
it an unqualified denial. None of his per
sonal friends here has been admitted to
his confidence if it is true that he and Mrs.
Dimmick are to be married.
liOWN AN EMBANKMENT.
An Engineer and Two Brakemen Killed
hy an Accident.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 8.-A switch
engine of the New York, New Haven and
Hartford Railroad, Harlem River Branch,
while on its way to Van Ness this morn
ing, left the track and ran down an em
bankment and turned over, instantly kill
ing the engineer and two brakenian.
The dead: Thomas Fitzgerald, engineer,
38 years old; Fred Maples, brakeman, 40
years old; Thomas McNally, brakenian,
40 years old, all of this city.
There were three other trainmen in the
cab of the locomotive, when it jumped
down the embankment, but they escaped
with slight injuries, with the exception of
Thomas Bannon, conductor, who received
a severe scalp wo unc'.
Stabbed Hit Wife and Child.
LIVE OAK, Fla., Dec. B.— Near Lnra
ville, Fla., to-day Joseph Fields murdered
his wife and stabbed bis little girl and fled.
Neighbors suspecting something was
wrong, entered the house. Mrs. Fields'
body," covered with wounds, was found on
the floor, and her baby was dabbling in
the blood. The little eirl was not seriously
hurt. Jealousy was the cause.
Heath of Captain Cotter.
NEW YORK, N. V.. Dec. B.— Captain
John H. Coster, one of the best known of
the old-time racing men in America, died
here on Saturday afternoon from an
affection of the heart.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1895.
JOHN BULL'S FAT FRIEND.
CLEVELAND— " But I say, friend Bull, where is the Democratic party? "
[After New York Recorder.]
GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA
Death of the Noted Journalist
and Author After a Long
Illness.
FAMOUS AS A COBRESPONDENT.
Through Many Lands He Traveled
Both in Time of War and
Peace.
LONDON, Eng., Dec. B.— George Augus
tus Sala, the well-known journalist and
author, died this morning at Brighton,
where he had been ill a long time.
George Augustus Henry Sala was the
THE LATE GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA, THE NOTED WAR CORRESPONDENT
AND AUTHOR.
son of an Italian gentleman, who married
a favorite English singer of West Indian
extraction. He was born in London in
1828, was brought up with a view to follow
ing art as a profession, but quitted it for
literature, and became a constant contri
butor to household works. He was an ex
tensive and regular contributor to the
Welcome Guest, the founder and first
editor of the Temple Bar Magazine, for
which he wrote the stories of "The Seven
Sons of Mammon" and "Captain Danger
ous," afterward republished as separate
works; wrote for several years in the Illus
trated London News, the Hogarth papers,
in the Cornhill Magazine and a story en
titled "Quite Alone" for All the Year
Round, which appeared in a separate form
in November, 1864.
He went as special correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph to the United States in
1863, and on his return, at the close of
1864, published the result of his observa
tions under the title of "America in the
Midst of War."
He wrote, in 186-1. a series of graphic
letters for the Daily Telegraph from
Algeria, and revisited Algeria and Mo
rocco in 1875. In 1870 Mr. Sala was at
Metz and in eastern France as war cor
respondent for the Daily Telegraph. After
witnessing the fall of the empire in Paris
on September 4, he went to Rome to record
the entry of the Italian army into the
eternal city.
In January, 1875, he visited Spain on the
occasion of the entry of Alfonso XII. On
his return in April he was dispatched to
Venice to describe the fetes consequent on
the interview of the Emperor Francis
Joseph and King Victor Emmanuel, and
he afterward published his impressions
under the title of "Two Kings and a
Kaiser."
In December, 1876, he visited Russia as
special correspondent for the Daily Tele
graph; and traveling from St. Petersburg
to Moscow proceeded thence to Warsaw,
and subsequently traversed the length of
the empire to observe the mobilization,
then in progress, of tbe Russian army,
ultimately reaching Odessa and Constan
tinople by the Black Sea in time for the
opening of the conference on the Eastern
question. _______________^
Troovs for Ashantee.
LONDON, Enq., Dec. B.— A dispatch re
ceived here announced the arrival at Cape
Coast Castle of the steamer Angola from
Liverpool, which is conveying the first de
tachment of troops for the Ashantee expe
dition.
Tne dispatch adds that a tornado, ac
companied by a most violent downfall of
rain, prevailed Saturday. The town was
flooded and the officers were forced to seek
refuge in the castle, their beds in many
cases having been washed away. The rains
have done much damage to the roads.
Soon to Become a Mother.
LONDON, Eng., Dec. B.— The accouche
ment ot the Duchess of York is daily ex
pected.
LORD DUNRAVEN'S CHARGE
i Satisfactory Progress Made
Toward Holding an
Investigation.
CORRESPONDENCE OF THE CLUBS
[ Hon. E. J. Phelps, Ex-Minister to Eng
land, and Captain Mahan Added
to the Committee.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. B.— George L.
Rives to-day issued a statement giving the
• correspondence between the New York
Yacht Club and the Earl of Dunraven and
the Royal Yacht Squadron in regard to in
vestigation of the charges made by Lord
Dunraven as to the alleged surreptitious
loading of the Defender so as to increase
her load water line. Mr. Rives is one of a
committee of three appointed by the New
York Yacht Club to investigate the truth
or falsity of Lord Dun raven's allegations.
The statement commences with a copy
of H. Maitland Kersey's letter of October
18 to the New York Yacht Club, in which
that gentleman stated that he had re
ceived a cablegram from the Earl of Dun
raven offering to come to New York and
place himself at the disposal of the inves
tigating committee. Then follows a copy
of a letter from the committee to Mr.
Kersey requesting him to communicate to
Lord Dunraven that the investigation
would be commenced immediately upon
bis arrival and requesting to be informed
of the probable date of his departure for
America.
The copy of a letter sent Richard Grant,
secretary of the Royal Yacht Squadron at
Cowes, follows, in which the committee,
after setting forth the resolution of the
New York Yacht Club appointing the
committee and providing for the investi
gation, says:
"It appears that Lord Dunraven's state
ment, published in the Field, is 'mainly
extracted' from a letter which he sent to
the secretary of the Royal Yacht Squad
son on September 24 last. We therefore
beg to inquire whether the charges last
mentioned have been laid before the Royal
Yacht Squadron, and whether any and
what action has been taken by the yacht
squadron upon the subject. In view of
the grave imputation of the representative
of the Royal Yacht Squadron in an inter
national race between the two great yacht
clubs the New York Yacht Club feels that
the most searching and complete investi
gation of the facts and of the charges
against the representatives of the New
York Y r acht Club should be promptly
begun. It is our purpose to conduct such
investigation so as to satisfy every fair
minded man on either side of the Atlantic,
and to that end we have already communi
cated with the Earl of Dunraven and re
quested hia presence in accordance with
the offer made by him. The result of the
investigation, with all testimony taken,
will be transmitted to you."
In answer to this the committee, accord
ing to the statement, received the follow
ing answer December 5:
LONDON, Esq., Dec. 5, 1895.— Committee
thanks you for your cable. Squadron has
taken and can take no action, it being purely
a personal matter. Lord Punraven does not
request the squadron to interfere. Am writ
ing. Grant.
Continuing, the statement says that on
the following day the committee received
through Mr. Kersey two cables from Lord
Dunraven, the first reading:
"Kindly inform committee that I will
rail at the earliest possible moment, 7th
or 11th, probably former. Regret delay,
but must have statements of skippers, etc.,
now scattered."
The second message read: "Shall come
by Germanic, 11th, certain. Kindly in
form committee. '
In conclusion the committee states that
by virtue of the resolution under which it
was appointed it has the power to increase
its number, and has therefore, upon re
ceiving Lord Dunraven's replies, added
two new members, Hon. E. J. Phelps, late
United States Minister to England, and
the well-known naval authority and offi
cer, Captain A. T. Mahan. Both gentle
men have promised to serve.
WILL UJLTWABD CONFESS?
Preparations to Hold the Execution in
Private.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Dec. B.— Sheriff
Holm berg has only slight preparations to
make for the hanging of Harry Hay ward,
which will occur early Wednesday. The
execution having been originally set for
June 21 the scaffold was built and the rope
purchased. Sheriff Holmberg received
many telegrams last night and many more
to-day asking for the privilege of seeing
Hayward hanged. "I propose to conform
strictly to the law," the Sheriff said. "I
am allowed to choose six friends to see the
execution, but I do not intend to take ad
vantage even of that. Only those whose
presence ( is required will be there."
Hayward's closing remark last night,
"I have plenty to say, but I will say it
when I am allowed to speak Wednesday
morning," is taken by some to mean that
he intends to confess.
TROUBLE IN THE DOMINION
Premier Greenway's Policy De
clared to Be Purely
Suicidal.
So Dark Grow the Shadows That
There Is a Prospect of
Open Rebellion.
OTTAWA, Quebec, Dec. B.— There is an
ominous silence in, Government circles,
and those in a position to know state that
although the dark rumors of a week ago
from Manitoba were of a very grave na
ture, additional news has been received
during the last two days which puts an
even darker character to events, and a
shadow that cannot fail to foreshadow a
difficult page in the history of the Do
minion.
Ever since Premier Green way announced
his intention of making a bitter fight
against all offers of arbitration or attempts
at coercion the entire province has been
in a state of foment, and it would only re
quire the slightest spark to fire the train
with surely unwelcome results. The agents
of the Government have been very ac
tively at work in the whole of the region,
and in their report virtually state that
the Premier's policy as he has dictated
and announced his intention of carrying it
out would be purely suicidal, and that the
secession of Manitoba, as predicted before,
would follow immediately his action was
taken.
It is reported that in Winnipeg, where
the Manitoba school question is practically
fought, the feeling has waxed so high
that it need not be a matter of surprise if
bloodshed were to follow. The Dominion
authorities have taken every precaution
looking toward such an end and have
hurried mounted police to the spot, while
the regulars and military have been or
dered to hold themselves in readiness in
case of an outbreak.
The need at present is a strong and ar
bitrative hand *o take the matter firmly
and settle the whole question amicably.
This would be readily done if a little dispo
sition for meeting half-way were shown by
both parties, and in diplomatic and Gov
ernment circles it is thought that extreme
pressure will be brought on Premier
Green way to in some manner adopt a more
conciliatory code against the people of the
region or dire results will ensue.
Another matter for worriment is the fact
that Canada now recognizes the fact that
she is wrong and wholly to blame for the
present boundary dispute in Alaska, and
has known the fact right along. It is
stated on good authority that this has been
the cause of considerable brain-racking
among the Cabinet as to what claims can
be put forward when the question is
brought up for settlement, which is liable
to be soon.
SICKS ESS CAUSED A. BUICIDE.
Frederick. Munro Terminated His Career
With a Revolver.
PARIS, France. Dec. B.— Frederick Mun
ro, brother of John Munro, the banker,
committed suicide yesterday afternoon.
He has for some time been a sufferer from
cerebral excitement. He lived with his
mother at 150 Avenue dcs Champs
Elysees. Yesterday morning he went
horseback riding in the Bois, returning to
his home in time to take luncheon. He
then ordered his carriage for the afternoon
and withdrew to the smoking-room. An
hour later his valet found him there dead.
He had shot himself in the temple with a
revolver. His act is attributed to a sudden
attack of nervous depression. He was 37
years old.
Prince Louis lUurat Dead.
PARIS. France, Dec. B.— Prince Louis
Murat, a member of General Duchesne's
staff in Madagascar, has died from malaria.
He was 23 years old.
Violent Storm* Prevail.
ROME, Italy, Dec. B.— Violent storms
are prevailing in Tuscany, Calabria and
Sicily. Several wrecks have been reported
and it is teared that a numbT of lives have
been lost.
Suicide of a Woman.
BEATRICE, Neb., Dec. B.— A woman
registering as Mrs. Carrie Brown from
Keokuk, lowa, was found dead at a hotel
here this morning. She came here Novem
ber 29, and with her was a man who regis
tered as A. F. Turner with no address.
He left the next day. She remained at the
ho tel and conducted herself in a ladylike
mander. She said that .^he expected her
husband last evening, but no one came.
When found this morning two bullet holes
were located, one of which caused her
death.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PROSPECTS ARE GOOD
Rally of the California
Delegation at the
Capital.
NEEDS JUST 27 VOTES.
Prominent Republicans of ■ the
West Think That San Fran- ■
cisco Will Win.
CLAIMS OF THE OTHER CITIES.
It Will Be Two Days, However, Before
the Battle for the Convention
. Begins.
— i
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 8.-The to
tunda of the Arlington Hotel presented an
animated scene to-night. Everywhere Re
publican politicians of National repute
were to befound. "Joe" Manley of Maine,
Chauncey I. Filley of Missouri, Fessenden
of Connecticut, Payne of Wisconsin and
Clarkson of lowa were conspicuous among
the throng. Senator Aldrich of Rhode
Island looked in for a short time to renew
his acquaintance with some of his New
England friends. Senator Sherman of
Ohio, fresh from a long conference in the
uprjer rooms of the hotel with Mark
Hanna of Cleveland and others of the Ohio
friends of Governor McKinley, shook hands
with Senator "Tom" Carter of Montana,
the chairman of the National Republican
Executive Committee. Senators Platt and
Hawley of Connecticut were in a group
with De Young of California, while Sen
ators White and Perkins of the same State,
obliterating for the moment the political
lines that divide them in the Senate, were
using their united efforts to secure the Re
publican convention for San Francisco.
To-morrow the eleven members of the
executive committee, of which Mr. Manley
of Maine ia chairman, will meet in that
gentleman's rooms at the Arlington to dis
pose of certain unfinished business remain
ing over since the last campaign. The
first meeting of the full committee will be
held at 2 o'clock on Tuesday. Every mem
ber is already in the city or is represented
by proxy. The proposition to change the
basis of representation from the Southern
States, which provoked a storm of opposi
tion at the last meeting of the committee,
will be only incidentally considered, and
its final settlement will be referred to the
National Convention, as already foreshad
owed in these dispatches.
It is not unlikely that Tuesday will be
devoted to a discussion of such routine
matters as will naturally form a part of the
committee's work, and that the placing in
nomination of the cities which are seeking
the honor of entertaining the convention
will be postponed until Wednesday. The
committee will thus be two days in ses
sion.
It does not appear to-night that any of
the contesting cities has at this time any
especial advantage in the race. Editor H.
Z. Osborne of Los Angeles, speaking for
the California delegation, expressed him
self as very hopeful of success. He and
Mayor Rader of that city, who were the
avant couriers of the California commit
tee, have spent the past ten days in Wash
ington, and during that period have aone
very effective missionary work in behalf
of the Pacific Coast metropolis. Mr. Oa
borne says that San Francisco will start in
with nine votes from the Rocky Mountain
country, which will not desert San Fran
cisco under any circumstances. He claims
two votes in New England, and a number
of others in the Middle States and trans-
Mississippi country. He predicts that San
Francisco will show a greater strength on
the first ballot than any of its competitors.
The committee from St. Louis, headed
by Mayor Waibridge and consisting of S.
M. Kennard, F. B. Brownell, N. Frank,
William Warner, C. C. Rainwater, W. H.
Thompson, C. H. Sampson, W. C. Boyd,
P. Gainnil. H. C. Townsend, J. M. Hayes,
lomas Booth, C. H. Hack and S. A.
iiompson, arrived this afternoon at the
rlington and at once opened their head
iiiarters. They were preceded several
days ago by Chauncey I. Filley, the ex-
Postmaster and veteran Republican poli
tician of that city. R. C. Kerens, speaking
to a United Press reporter, expressed the
belief that while St. Louis' claims will be
vigorously opposed by the friends of other
cities victory will at last perch upon her
banner.
Without attempting to disparage the
rival claimants he directed especial atten
tion to the central location of the Missouri*
metropolis, to its splendid railway con
nections, to its numerous and commodious
hotels, capable of accommodating 50,000
strangers with ease, and to the generous
hospitality which St. Louis promises to
accord to the delegates.
Missouri, he says, is now a Republican
State, a majority of her delegation* being
Republicans, and the locating of the con
vention within her borders would be a
matter of great satisfaction to the rank
and tile of the party. He added, in con
clusion, that he had received encourage
ment from unlooked-for quarters, and that
he was certain St. Louis would develop a
strength which would ultimately result in
giving her a majority of the votes.
It may be said in this connection that
the number of votes cast in the committee
will be fifty-three. There will be one each
from the forty-four States and seven Terri
tories, including Alaska, the Indian Terri
tory and the District of Columbia, and
those of Senator Carter of Montana, the
chairman, and Mr. Bliss of New York, the
treasurer of the committee. It will thus
be seen xhat twenty-seven votes are neces
sary to a choice.
A careful inquiry among cominitteemen
and others to-night reveals the fact that
no one city will secure a majority of votes
on the hrst ballot. To an unprejudiced
observer it is evident that San Francisco,
Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg will be
well represented at the start. New York,
which is also a claimant, is not regarded
seriously. The Western men regard New
York as being too far east to justify send*
ing the convention there, and it is also
thought that the enormous population sur
rounding the city would so completely

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