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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 81.
TOM REED TALKS
Republicans of Maine Not
Fighting a Losing
IS NOT LIKE ALABAMA,
Where, Says the Speaker, an
Honest Election Is Not
Even a Memory.
SUCCESS OF THE PARTY SURE.
Policy of the Democrats Against All
That Makes Free, Peace, Com
fort and Prosperity.
PORTLAND. Me., Aug. 19.— The Lin
coln Club held an auspicious flag-raising
to-night, opening the local campaign. It
called on Speaker Reed, who spoke as
•'I come to bring you words of cheer,
encouragement and exhortation, in the
political affairs of this Nation Maine is an
important State, and has been so since
1840, and will continue to be so. We are
not like Oregon, the first State to sneak,
which gives forth its utterances before
public opinion has had time to become
fixed; or like Vermont, which is utterly
steadfast; or like Alabama, where a fair
expression of the public mind cannot be
had and where an honest election is not
even a memory.
"Here in this district we have a plain
case. The candidate who has been nomi
nated by the Democratic party is an esti
mable gentleman, and he has stated
plainly where he is, and you know where
you are. I am not personally particular
about a larger majority. [Laughter.] I
hay« in the past been" satisfied with what
you have given me. but the country looks
to you to say the right thing and say it
louder. [Cheers.] We are not fighting
any losing battle. [Cheers.]
"For the cause of genuine bimetallism
there is much to be said, but this thing
which is now proposed is against all that
makes free, peace, comfort and prosperity
of this country.
"The Lincoln Club is composed of earn
est, patriotic and active young men. There
was never a time when the country de
manded greater effort in its behalf than it
demands to-day. Your efforts united
with those of the older veterans of many
other battles will give a great sound
CHEERED BY THE CHILDREN.
t.nthutiaatic youngster* Pay Thexr Re
aped* to Major McKinley.
CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 19.— Major Mc-
Kihlsy worked from naif-past 9 this morn
ing till ,4 this afternoon on his letter of
acceptance. A large part of the letter is
in type ana he spent his time to-day read
ing proof and making corrections.
Ex-Labor Commissioner Lewis of this
State and several men prominent in labor
circles called on Major McKinley to-day.
Scores of children, dressed in dainty sum
mer attire, were driven on big hay wagons
to the McKinley residence this afternoon.
They cheered McKinley with all the vigor
of their fresh young voices, and both
Major and Mrs. McKinley came out on
the veranda and bowed and waved their
handkerchiefs to tie enthusiastic young
At 4:30 o'clock Major and Mrs. McKin
ley went for a drive with Mr. and Mrs.
George Frease, some of their Canton
The Populistic ana Democratic parties
of this county held their conventions in
Canton to-day. A conference committee
was appointed and a ticket made up of
Democratic and Populistic candidates.
Carl Browne, Coxey's son-in-law, was a
conspicuous figure in both conventions,
and did much to bring about the selection
of a satisfactory fusion ticket.
Many telegrams of greeting from politi
cal organization were received by Mr. Mc-
Leopold BracoDy, a distinguished French
scuipter, who has been working on the
clay model for a marble bust of Major Mc-
Kinley at the latter's residence here for
ten days, finished his task this afternoon.
M. Bracony has made a very striking and
accurate reproduction of Major McKin
ley's face and head.
JOHN SHERMAN SPEAKS.
Question* Relating to Tariff and finance
Are Set forth. -
CINCINNATI, Ohio. Aug. 19.— The
campaign in this county was opened by
the McKinley Club with an outing at the
Zoological Gardens to-day and to-night.*
At .to-night's meeting the principal
speaker was Senator Sherman. He spoke
in a humorous and at times sarcastic
vein. His remarks were devoted more to
the tariff question than finance and on
the latter question he did not depart from
the line? of his Columbus speech. He
was heartily cheered ; by the 2000 people
present when he arose to speak at 9 o'clock
and was several times interrupted by
vigorous applause. Congressman J. M.
Bromweli and Hon. Fred Speigel also
spoke. , ■
PUT DOWN T HE REBELLION
Colonel Sickels Deliver* a Telling Address
BINGHAMTON, N. V., Aug. 19.— At
this afternoon's session of the National
encampment of the Union Veterans'
Union, the following officers were elected :
National commander, General Charles W.
Wood of Worcester, Mass.; first deputy
commander, General James M. Long of
the State Military Home, Kent County,
Michigan; second deputy commander,
General P. G. Harsh berger of LouisviJle,
Ky. ; surgeon-genera), Colonel S. S. Bond
ot Washineton, D. C; chaplain-in-chief,
Colonel S. G. Robbins of Rochester, N. Y.
Springfield, Onio, Worcester, Miss., and
Canton, Ohio, want the next convention.
To-night Colonel Daniel E. Sickles de
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
livered a political speech at the Opera
house. He appealed to the veterans to
come forward again and put down the new
spirit of rebellion and repudiation as
raised by the "Popocrats." He said he
did not believe in a third party.
CONFERENCE OF THE LEADERS.
Brief Session of the Republican Exeeu-
NEW YORK. N. V., Aug. 19.— The ex
ecutive committee of the Republican Na
tional Committee held a brief session this
afternoon. There were present Mr. Hanna,
Garret A. Hobart, C. N. Bliss, Powell
Clayton, N. B. Scott and W. M. Osborne.
Mr. Edward Lauterback sent in his card
whi'e the committee was in session and
was admitted immediately. He remained
only a few moments.
Mr. Hanna said that nothing of im
portance was done at the meeting. "We
are gathering up the threads left hang
ing," he said, "and perfecting the details
of work yet to be done."
WRECKED BY MEN'S RODIES.
A freight Trnin Derailed by Running
Over four 'I ramp*.
TOPEKA, Kans., Aug. 19. — A train
wreck took place this morning at Sugar
Mills, four miles west of this city. Four
men were killed.
The train that was wrecked was an extra
freight on the Rock Island from the south
ern part of the State, carrying stock.
Four men hid themselves in the feed box
under one of the stockcars in order to
steal a ride.
At 5 o'clock this morning, just as the
train was slowly pulling on to a switch at
Sugar Mills, the box in which the men
were dropped to the track. It was at once
crushed to pieces and the six cars at the
rear end of the train were ditched.
The men in the box were instantly
killed. It is thought that they were
asleep when the accident took place.
LI HUNG CHANG'S VISIT,
Arrangements Made for a Big
Reception Upon His
Will Be Received by the President
at Governor's Island With
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 19.— The
final arrangements for the reception of Li
Hung Chang during his stay in this coun
try were announced here to-day by Major
George W. Davis, United States army,
who came to Philadelphia and conferred
with ex-Minister to China John Russell
Young, in reference to the entertainment
of the distinguished visitor. The Em
bassador extraordinary with his suite will
arrive in New York on Friday, the 28th
ihst., and will be received on the follow
ing day at Governor's Island by the Presi
dent. There will be a naval review and a
preat showing of pomp. On Sunday Li
will visit the tomb of General Grant and
in the evening will dine with John Rus
sell Young, George F. Seward, John E.
Ward and other Americans with whom he
became acquainted in China.
On Monday, the 31st inst., the party will
be taken to West Point. Tuesday, Sep
tember 1, the Chamber of Commerce of
New York will give a reception and din
ner in honor of the great man, and on
Wednesday he will visit the city of
Mr. Young will entertain Li as his guest
in Philadelphia on Thursday, September
3. He will arrive here in the morning
and spend several hours in as pleasant a
manner as can be arranged. It is likely
that besides his extensive suite Li will be
accompanied here by the Chinese Embas
sador and suite, General Ruger, U. S. A.,
commanding the Department of the At
lantic, with his staff and a number of
Mayor Warwick has written to Mr.
Young, stating that the city will be
pleased to co-operate in the reception. On
the evening of Thursday Li will leave for
Washington, where he will spend two
days, and from there he will go to Niagara
Falls, afterward traveling by the Canadian
Pacific Railroad to Vancouver, where he
will embark lor China. It is said that
President Cleveland may endeavor to in
duce Li to travel to the Paciffc Slope on an
American transcontinental road and visit
Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha and Minne
Mood May Flow a* a Result of a
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 19.— The fa
mous letter purporting to nave been
written by Mrs. J. Fletcher Johnson of
this city to Governor Bradley, regarding
the appointment of Mrs. Judge Cantrill
and Mrs. S. A. Charles as delegates to the
Tennessee Centennial, is developing one
of the biggest sensations ever known in
Kentucky. S. A. Charles, husband of the
iady who was referred to in the letter to
Governor Bradley as being of no more
culture than a chambermaid, is pushing
the matter to a crisis.
He took a photographic copy of the
Governor Bradley Jetter and a letter
written by Mrs. Eugenia Duniap Potts to
a newspaper office in this city and showed
them to the managing editor. Mrs. Potts
is the society editor of this paper and
Charles expressed surprise to the editor
that he should empioy Mrs. Potts, after
the editor had said that the handwriting
of the Bradley letter and of the one known
to have been written by Mrs. Potts was
Judge George Denny, the recent Repub
lican nominee for Confess, who is a
brother-in-law of Mrs. Potts, says he will
not allow Charles or any other man to tra
duce any member of his family, that there
is not a drop of cowardly blood in the
Denny and Duniap veins, and he proposes
to defend tht< honor of his sister-in-law,
no matter what the consequences may be.
He does not talk of filing >uit, and the in
dicaiions point toward a personal en
counter between Charles and Judge
Denny. Both men are recognized as pos
sessing the most daring courage, and the
friends of both apprehend a sanguinary
A Jtollcr fstentner launched.
PARIS, Feance, Aug. 19.— Irr the pres
ence of numerous foreign engineers and a
large crowd of onlookers, the so-called
roller steamer, the invention of M. Bazin,
a well-known marine engineer, was
launched to-day at the Cail dockyards at
St. Denis. The vessel will traverse the
Seine, cross the English Channel and go
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1896.
CAN WE STAND ANOTHER FISHERMAN FOR PRESIDENT?
A FISHERMAN OUT OF LUCK.
Mr. Bryan went on a fishing excursion to-day, but he had
no good fortune. He caught not a fish. — Dispatch from Upper
Red Hook, N. Y.
UNCLE SAM WILL
An Understanding Reached
With Spain Regard
NO ACTION AT PRESENT.
Weyier to Be Permitted to Make
a Final Effort to Crush In
BUT THE WAR GOES BIGHT ON.
Patriots Receive Frequent Re-enforce
ments by the Landing of Fili
WABHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 19.-The
Secretary of State and' the President are
said now to have reached a perfect under
standing with the Spanish Government
relative to Cuba, and from sources be'
lieved to be most trnstworthy it is learned
that no further declaration of policy on
the part of the administration may be ex
pected for a reasonable time.
It can be announced by The Call, on
the authority of an Assistant Secretary of
State, who presumably knows whereof he
speaks, that Weyier would be allowed to
try his hand once more before any action
is taken by the United States looking to
the recognition of the insurgents' bellige
rency or a recommendation to Congress
for some decisive move. The administra
tion has unofficially been made cognizant
of* Spain's intentions and desires to per
form a friendly act in permitting her to
use her best efforts to bring the war to a
SPAIN CAN'T CHECK IT.
Filibustering Expedition* Continue to
Land at Cuba.
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug. 19.—Notwith
standing the activity of the warships en
gaged in patrolinss the coast of the island,
the landing of filibustering expeditions
continues, and within the oast few months
the insurgents have in thia way received
much aid from sources outside the island.
The latest expedition to safely land has
got ashore on the coast of Pinar del Rio,
and the members and the supplies they
brought with them are now with the
rebels. The news of the landing of this
expedition reached here late last night.
It shows that the expedition was an im
portant one, though the place from which
it sailed is not stated.
INSURGENTS ARE ACTIVE.
Several Minor Engagements in Which
They Worry the Spanish.
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug. 19.— 1t is re
ported from Artemisa that a number of
rebels stopped a work train near Baca
nagua and attacked the military escort on
board of it. The latter, according to their
own story, made a gallant defense for
fifty-six hours, when troops who had been
sent to their assistance- arrived on the
scene and drove the rebels from their po
The Spanish loss was six killed and
twenty-two wounded, including a lieu
tenant. The rebel losses are said to have
been heavy. The train was abandoned
and was set on fire by the rebels as soon
as the troops receded.
A superior force of rebels under Clotilde
Garcia surrounded a body of Spanish
guerrillas who were employed in protect
ing the laborers on the Guerrero estate
near Banaquises, province of Matanzas,
and attacked them from all sides.
The Spanish force was obliged to re
treat, leaving behind them, according to
the official report, twelve dead, including
the commanding officer. Eight wounded
men were carried in the retreat by their
comrades. Advices from another source
are to the effect that the Spanish losses
were much larger than stated in the
Witnesses for the Prosecution in the Trial of Jo Gregory for the Murder of Jack Littlefield as They Appeared
While Entering Weaverville After Going Over Trails From Long Ridge to Round Valley,
TO TAMPER WITH
An Ugly Rumor Concerning
the Trial of Joe
WARNED IN OPEN COURT
Friends of the Slayers of Jack
Littlefield Cautioned by
LITTLE PROGRESS IS MADE.
An Important Lesal Point Involved in
the Appearance of Attorney Tur
ner for the Defense.
WEAVERVILLE, Cal., Aug. 19.—Im
mediately after court had opened this
morning for the trial of Joe Gregory, ac
cused of killing Jack Littlefield, counsel
for the prosecution. C. P. Post, requested
that a further recess be granted till 3
o'clock, as he was expecting information
by wire from San Francesco regardine the
question of whether Judge Jones could
admit Attorney J. W. Turner to the bar
for the defense without the Judge incapa
citating himself in the sight of the law.
The fact that Judge Jones Him Attorney
Turner were married to sisters made
the question very important in reference
to proceeding with the case should Turner
be admitted for the defense while Judge
Jones occupied the bench.
When court reopened at 3 o'clock the
Ju<lge was unable to render a decision.
Ex-Deputy Attorney-General Sanders
suggested that they amicably agree to
proceed with the trial, stating that in his
opinion the two were of no relation, and
even should sucn be the case it would hap
pen only as a remote contingency that
such might come to the knowledge of the
Mr. Post objected, saying that as an of
ficer of tbe law he could not consent to
any error that might in the future cause a
reversal of the case. He stated, however,
that in a question of this sort he believed
Judge Jones has the power to decide,
quoting from a passage in the Goldenson
trial, and section 13, article I, of the
amendment to the constitution of Califor
nia, pages 328 and especially 334, which
contained an instance somewhat similar
in effect. It was held by the defense that
Judge Jones could not deny the motion to
admit Turner as associate counsel, which
denial would be to create much greater er
Recess was taken at 3:35 till 9:30 to
In dismissing the six passed jurors Judge
Jones remarked that a rumor had come to
his ears that an attempt bad been made to
tamper with certain of the witnesses, and
added significantly that such cases would
be properly attended to.
AVALONIANS IN A PANIC.
Breaking of a Gangplank Throws a
Dozen Excursionists Into the
AVALON, Catalina Island, Aug. 19.—
There was creat excitement here yester
day afternoon when the gangplank lead
ing from the bathhouse wiiart" to the
swing wharf below collapsed when crowd
ed with people waiting to board the Pa
ioma, lying at the wharf, to go to Camp
Ban nine to witness the football game be
tween the Whittier Cadets and a picked
team from Avalon. The gangplank is
about six feet wide and probably fully
fifty people were crowded on it when it
broke away from the upper wharf.
The crash was heard at the Metropole
and all along Crescent avenue. The fran
tic screams of frightened women caused a
panic among the population and hundreds
of people rushed to the scene of the dis
aster, while scores of rowboats were
pushed rapidly toward the wharf to rescue
the people struggling in the water.
Fortunately only about a dozen — those
standing at the end of the gangplank,
which broke away — were precipitated into
the water, the others clinging to the sway
ing gangplank or crowding into the swing
wharf. A3 the fail from the top of the
main wharf to the water is several feet, it
is remarkable that no one was seriously
The women were quickly rescued, and
the men swam ashore or were picked up
in rowboats. There were a few slight
bruises and much damaged clothing, but
aside from a thorough drenching and the
nervous shock sustained, no one was the
worse for the accident. The wharf was
speedily repaired, so that by the time the
boats returned from the football game pas
sengers were landed as usual.
Slight Earthquake Shock.
LICK OBSERVATORY, Cal., Aug. 19.-
A slight shock of earthquake was felt here
last night at 11 hours, 0 minutes, 13 sec
onds. Pacific standard time. The shock
was too light to be noticed by parsons in
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
The State Printing Office
Inquiry Causing Much
ALMOST A FIST FIGHT.
Governor Budd's Expert Was
Turned Down by the
ELY HAD ROGERS ARRESTED.
Difference of Opinion as to Whether
the Investigation Should Be
SACRAMENTO. Cal., s>ug. 19.— Gov
ernor Budd's appointmeut of C. M. Har
rison as expert to inquire into the work
ings of the State Printing Office has cre
ated a perfect furor of excitement in
typographical circles, has led to wars and
rumors of wars in other directions and
may result in strained relations between
the various State officials who are directly
and indirectly interested in the matter.
At the meeting of the local Typographical
Union last night there was consid
erable trouble, and President Ely was
repeatedly threatened with personal vio
lence at the hands of excited men bera
of the guild.
Ely is the reputed cause of Harrison's
appointment, havJng, it is claimed, car
ried distorted statements to Governor
Budd as to the manner in which the State
printing establishment was conducted,
and thereby induced his Excellency to
demand an investigation. Eventually Mr.
Ely talked himself out of a job, and last
night, by his unfairness in ruling on
questions pertaining to the set of resolu
tions condemning the action of the State
Typographical Union, as published in
The Call yesterday, was by motion re
moved from the chair and Vice-President
Nelson H. Murry substituted.
This morning Charles J. Nangle, who it
is claimed belongs to the opposition and ia
a stanch adherent of President Ely, ap
peared at the police station and swore out
two complaints against H. Kodgcrs, fore
man of the State Printing Office, charging
him with battery and threats to commit
great bodily injury. Rodgers was arrested
and promptly furnished bonds, two of tha
leading business men of the city, George
H. Mott, manager of Crocker & Co., and
John Batcher, as sureties.
At the meeting of the State Board of
Examiners this afternoon, represented by
Secretary of State Brown and Deputy At
torney-General Anderson, Expert Harri
son was coldly greeted when he made bis
appearance, and upon requesting per
mission to examine the bills of the Stata
Printer was informed by Anderson that,
under the opinion rendered by the Attor
ney-General, at the request of Governor
Budd, he could not be permitted by the
board to exercise the functions of the office
to which he had been appointed.
Secretary of State Brown then forcibly
expressed the opinion that there was
nothing for the expert to do, and stated
that he was strongly opposed to the ap
pointment of an expert who was the op*
ponent of the office-holder, both politically
and in business, and who could not help
"Mountains are sometimes made out of
molehills,'' contiuued the Secretary of
State, "and a big stirring-up is effected to
create talk. Nothing comes of it, but the
smirch is left on the name of the office
Anderson sent to the Governor's office
for the opinion of the Attorney-General
wnich barred Harrison. When it came,
Brown read a portion of it aloud, then
stated that it was evident there was noth
ing for the expert to do.
Harrison remained seated for a few mo
ments, then said, "Well, that is satisfac
tory, gentlemen," and left.
Following is the opinion as rendered:
San Fbancisco, Aug. 13, 1896.
Hon. James H. Sudd, Governor of the State of
California, Sacramento, Cal.— Dear Sir: In re
ply to your favor of the 23d ult., requesting an
opinion as to the duties of the printing ex
pert, whom the Board of Examiners is author
ized by section 679 of the Political Code to ap
point, I am of the opinion that the duties of
such expert are those, and those only, pre
scribed by section 679 of the Political Code,
viz: "to examine and report to the board all
accounts for printing presented by tne Stata
Printer or any other person, specifying whether
the work has been executed in a workmanlike
manner or Dot, and the amount for which the
same should be allowed."
In view of the fact that the work in tha