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VOLUME LXXIV— NO. 84.
ANXIOUS FOR WAR
The People of Italy Gen
erally Excited.
FRENCH CONSULS INSULTED.
Humbert's Government May Find It
Most Annoying After Awhile to
Explain Some Things.
Ko ME. Aue. 22.— The Italian Govern
ment is taking steps to punish the officials
who are held responsible for not prevent
ing the riotiug against the French in this
city. To-day Signor Giolitti, the Primo
Minister and Minister of the Interior issued
a decree ordering the suspension from office
of Senator Galenda, Prefect of Rome;
Signor Sandri, Chief of Police, and Signor
Magnetti, Inspector of Police in the district
in which the French Embassy is situated.
The decree states that the suspension of
the three officials is due to their failure to
maintain order.
The popular ferment arising from the
Aigues Mortes affair shows no signs of
subsidence, and tne agitation is spreading
in the provinces.
At Milazzo. on the north coast of Sicily,
a mob last night paraded the streets and
acted in a most disorderly manner. Every
window iv the French Consulate was
broken, and the escutcheon of France over
the door was torn down.
There was a renewal of the rioting at
Genoa to-day. The agitation there,
though nominally directed against tbe
French, is said to be actually the work of
anarchists.
According to a semi-official announce
ment this evening the Minister of Foreign
Affairs has instructed the Italian Etnbas
sador to France to inform the French (i >v
ernment that in view of its spontaneous
dismissal of the Mayor of Aigues Mortes
the Italian Government, appreciating the
friendly disposition shown, and placing
confidence in tiie efficient and impartial
fiction of the French magistracy, is happy
to consider the incident satisfactorily
closed.
Tins evening the crowds rioted in the
streets of Naples and Turin, tore down
the French sigus and threatened French
residents.
WORK AND BREAD.
The Movement Toward Relief Takes
Practical Shape in Chicago.
Chicago. Auc. 22.— At a meeting; to
night of over 100 delegates from all the
large bodies of organized labor and a com
mittee from business men a committee of
relief aD<i safety wu= organized, composed
of twenty-five labor leaders ami twenty-
five business men, including some or the
. most nxoniirient in Chicago, such as P. D. '
At i r.- Marshall Field, Franklin Mac
■., jfcfa 'i Lyman J. Gage and George M.
' " .;an.£.<T.L3 joint committee will work
. together in tryiug to find work and bread
*jr unemployed here. It is expected that
25.0PQ men can be added to tha drainage i
can aland public park work force.
The Painters' Union and Carpenters'
Union voted to withdraw 5K7.000 they
have had*locked up in a safe depo-it vault
and deposit the same in banks as ac aid
toward helping relieve the currency
stringency.
Milwaukee, Aug. 2?.— A mob of unem
ployed laborers marched to the City Hall
this morning and called out the Mayor,
who was greeted with cries of "bread"
and "work." The Mayor advised them to
return home and assured them the city
would soon have money to prosecute pub
lic improvements and give many men
work. The mob dispersed.
New York, Aug. 22.— The anarchists
are busily en<zag»d these days in trying to
set up noisy meetinss and foment trouble
amoug the workinemen. To-day they
staited to hold a meeting and were dis
persed by the police. Then the leaders,
among whom was Emma G)ldman, got
into a hall and discussed the situation in
fiery speeches, savagely scoring the police.
Plans were made to capture the peaceable
mass-meeting of the united Hebrew trades
to be held at I'ythaeAas Hall in the after
noon, but a few policemen were present
and the anarchists soon began to shout
about capitalist?. The police captain soon
recognized several agitators and ordered
that they be ejected, but the crowd was so
great that they could not be reached and
the meeting was then dispersed.
THE WOMEN FOUGHT.
That Is What the Demonstration of
the Strikers Amounted To.
Pittsbibg, Kaus., Aug. 22.— As a re
eult of the citizens' mass-meeting last
night, thirty armed deputies, made up
from the best ci'izens of Pittsburg, and led
by a Deputy Sheriff, went to Frontenac
early this morning to protect the men who
had signed contracts and wnnten to work
for the Santa F« Company. Soon after
ward President Walters of the Miners'
Union and about 400 men marched out to
the shaf f , to intercept the workmen, but
were headed off. The wives of the strikers
and of the men who wan* to work fought
with each other, and no effort was made to
stop them. One woman, a wife of one of
the strangers, said :
"We have not a cent in the house and
not a bite to eat. My husband wants to
work to get bread for me and the children,
but those men." pointing to the strikers,
"will not let him, and we are starving."
Present indications are that while the
Btrike may be considered praet ; eal!y over,
there are prospects of considerable annoy
ance and trouble ahead, as Walters and his
followers uudoubiedly mean to continue
their demonstrations against those at
work.
Weir City, Kans., Aug. 22.— There was
great excitement among ttie Bcrike * again
over the incidents of to-day. A neero
miner came to town after supplies and the
strikers. soring lie had a revolver in his
pocket, made a rush for him. A number
of shots were exchanged, but the negro
escaped to the stockade before his pur
suers. The strikers are arming and
drilling. At the meeting to-night one of
their leaders urged them to begin a vigor
ous warfare at one-.
PUT IN QUARANTINE.
Yellow Fever Is Fairly Started in
the Town of Brunswick.
Brunswick, Ga., Aug. L'2.— S. 13. Harris
is ill with yellow foyer. The place has
been quarantined. The authorities are
urging people to leave the city. Three
thousand people are expected to gei away.
Every one who can do so is leaving this
I M **
place. The Macon Hoard of Health will
enforce a strict quarantine, ami passengers
from Brunswick will be stopped be offi
cials. A detention camp will be estab
lished near Wayerosi, where all refugees
will be carried to pass the period of incu
bation of the yellow fever germ.
ATLANTIC GALES.
Fears for a Passenger Steamer From
Halifax to Cape Breton.
Halifax, Aue. 2&— The most severe
storm for many years raped along the
coast last nig!>t and to-lay, doing much
damage to shipping aod an immense
amount of damage to public parks, gar
dens and light buildings. At a late hour
to-night it w.is reported that the steamtug
Dorcas with the harpe Ktta Stewart In tow,
c ial laden, from Sydney for this Dort. was
wrecked near Three Fathom Harbor, forty
miles from Halifax, and that all hands,
twelve in number, were lost. Fears are
also entertained for the safety of the
steamer Carroll.which left for Cape Breton
and Prince Edward Island yesterday with
a large number of passengers and of which
uolhing hat since been heard.
SHOT IN COLD BLOOD.
One of the Natural Results of
Railroad Arrogance.
Armed Militia Taken Into a Town
and Citizens Fired Upon With
out Provocation.
Gilbertox, Pa., Aug. 22.— The tearine
up of the Sjhuylkill Traction Company's
tracks here last night by borough officials
resulted most disastrously. When the
compauy officials heard of it they sent a
force of men to effect a settlement, and
when the break in the road was reached
President Jones of the traction company,
with Richard Amour of blienandoah,
chief of the company's police, got off tiie
car and in a few moments came to an
agreement with the local officials, and the
work of tearing up the tracks wa9 stopped.
In the car were a number of men, taken
on at Grardville, members of the Na
tional Guard, who had with them rifles be
longing to the company; and wbila thn
railway officials were engaged in convers
ing with the borough officers some of the
j crowd taunted 'he men on board the car,
calling out, "Where's the Gerardville
militia?"
John lirigg3 of Girardville stepped out,
saying, "Here we are,'' and fired into the
crowd, uillinz Kichard Paifitt.
Chief Amour aud President Jones had
settled the trouble, and Briggs shot over
Amour's shoulder. This immediately en
raged the people and several stones were
thrown. Then the shots from the car be
came general, and lor a while the battle
raged fiercely.
Chief Amour, while trying to stop the
fight, was fatally *not by one of his own
IMB.
In addition to Paifitt. William Hushes.
ng*d 19. of Gilberton, was killed; Richard
Conner* and Evan David were shot and
seriously injured, and James Ilullahan bad
his skull fractured by a stone and may die.
Brizgs, who started the riot, was shot by
a companion, but not seriously wounded,
lie and Arthur Wivillp, also a member of
the Girardvllle militia, are now in Potts
ville Jail, and the Sheriff is in possession
of the tracks to prevent any disturbance
which might ariae to-night.
OPENING THE STRIP.
Boomers and Settlers Alike Greatly
Rejoice Thereat.
Washington, Aug. 22.— The President
has Issued his proclamation opening the
Ch<*r(kee Slrip to settlement at the hour
of 12 m., central standard time, Saturday.
thf 16 '! of September.
ABKAHfIAfI City. Kans., Aug. 22.— The
President's proclamation opening the
Cherokee outlet to settlers on September
Hi was received here by boomer* and citi
zens alike with great rejoicing. A big
demonstration wa« made to-night.
Gamblers Warned to Leave.
Nevada City, Aug. 22.— Nevada Citj
has been the Mecca of gamblers during
every District Fa r here in past years,
money being plenty and the population
sportively inclined. To-day the Sheriff
and City Marshal gave warning through
the new>pauers that no gambling what
ever will be tolerated durine next week's
fair. This action meets with popular ap
proval.
Personals and Pensions.
Washington, Aug. 22.— L. Hansel and
wife, of Stockton, and Edward A. Swope
of Portland are in the city.
Pensions— California: Increase— Thomas
F. West of Loyaton, Sierra County.
Original widow— Mary E. O'Dell of Los
Angeles. Mexican war widow— Maria
Tours of San Francisco.
Giddy Carter Harrison.
Chicago, Aug. 22.— 1t is announced
that Mayor Carter H. Harrison is about
again to take unto himself a bride. Mis*
Annie Howard of New Orleans, who Is
said to be worth about .83,000,000. Miss
Howard is 30 years of age, while Mayor
Harrison is 68 years old, and this will be
the third time he hai gone through the
marriage ceremony.
Want to Issue Certificates.
Nfw I'okk, Aun. '22.— The T.mes says
counsel for the receivers of the Northern
Pacific have prepare:! .1 petition to the
i ii;te.d States court asking for authority
to issue receiver's certificates. This peti
tion will be presented to the United iStatea
District Judge in Milwaukee to-day or to
morrow.
Won by the Vigilant,
Newport, Aug. 22.— The yacht Vigilant
to-day won the second Astor cup, having
won the first a week ago. The only other
entry .to-day was the Pilgrim. The Vigi
lant won by 24 minutes 3o seconds over a
thirty-uiile course.
Off the Rocks.
Woods Hon.. Mas-., Aug. 22.— The Vol
unteer was pulled off the rocks to-day and
towed here leaking badly. The amount of
damage is as yet unknown.
Fire Engineer Association.
Milwaukkk, Auk- --• — 'A li« twenty.
fifth annual convention of the Nat ional
Association of Fire Engineers began here
to-day.
Cleveland Coming Back.
Washington, Aue. 22.— The President
is expected back the end of next week.
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 189:).
HIS GREAT EFFORT
Voorhees Makes a Talk
for Repeal.
HE IS A FRIEND OF SILVER.
But Just the Same He Is Prepared
to Follow President Cleveland
to Any Length.
Washington-. Aug. 22.— Interest In the
financial discussion in UongTOM was held
in the Senate to-day when Senator Voor
hees made his creat speech justifying his
position in voting for the unconditional
repeal of tne Sherman act. Nearly one
third of the entire meu:bersnii) of the
House was gathered in the rear seats and
the galleries above were packed to suffo
cation.
The speech of Voorhees was one of his
greatest efforts, and while he did not
abate one jot of his past bimetallic record
trie burden of his argument was directed
to proving that the reDeal of the Sherman
act was a proposition which as a necessity
could have no material effect on the merits
of bimetallism as a public policy.
Allen gave notice of an amendment that
he would offer to Voorhees' bill. It pro
poses to add to the repealing clause of the
bill a provision that hereafter standard
silver shall be coined into dollars, halves
quarters and dirues at tbe pretent ratio of
sixteen to one, under the same conditions
as to mintage aud other charges enforced
in relation to the coinage of gold, and that
the Secretary of the Treasury shall, with
out unnecessary delay, all tne silver
bullion owned by the Government to be
coined into standard silver dollars, such
dollars to be legal tender.
Vuorhees then took the floor and ad
dressed the Senate in advocacy of the
bill reported by him discontinuing the pur
chase of silver bullion.
He explained that the action of the Pres
ident in convening the extra session was
owing to loss or confidence In the finan
cial world. "This loss of confidence," he
said, "was not in the credit of the Gov
ernment, which was better to-day than
any other Government on the globe." He
praised the administration for its refusal
to gratify the demand of the capitalists
for the Issue of £300,000,000 more bonds,
summarized the element of the nation's
financial strength within its own borders,
and regretted that legislation had checked
our foreign trade and had left us to-day
without a commercial friend in the world,
He had faith that the giant evil which had
crippled the commerce of the country
would be removed with . other evils which
challenged attention and action. If the
true greatness of the country was studied
it would be seen that financial panics and
alarms could nave no foundation here.
There was another exceedingly power
ful test of the Government's credit. Money
*"« simply a medium lor the exchange of
values. Money was a creature and Con
gress its creator. Gold and Its alleged In
trinsic value went tor naught as a circu
lating medium, unless the coin bore the
stamp of the Government. The same offi
cial stamp on silver or paper at once en
nobled them with the same quality with
gold in its purchasing power, no matter
how debased or valueless the materials
may have become as commodities by sin
ister or unwise legislation. There were
nine different currencies used in transact
ing business in this country, of which
eight were uniform in such purchasing
and debt-Daylng power as made them In
terchangeable. Never but once had these
currencies be»n discredited by the Govern
ment, and that may never happen again.
It was the duty of the Government to fur
nish sound, reliable, constitutional money
for the people.
"We are now confronted by a law with
out precedent or parallel in American his
tory—a law which has resulted in finan
cial panic, alarm and distress, and fur
whose repeal Congress has been con
vened."
Voorhees characterized it as "a eomiiro
mise born in an evil hour, the worst and
darkest that ever befell the causa of bi
metallism or the honor and existence of
silver money." He characterized it as "a
Republican measure to induce the produc
ers of silver to surrender their rights to
free coinage. Its creators now stood ready
to leave their victims of misplaced eoofi
deuce empty-handed, without the privi
lege of coinage of their silver or the selling
of it as a mercantile commodity to the
Government. Silver degraded to a com
modity could no longer hold its place with
gold as part of the specie basis of thti
country, and it was now reeling and stag
gering under the blow, until its enemies
predicted with joy its speedy destruction."
He congratulated the Democracy that
"not a single Democratic vote 1 1 a ■ i been
cast in favor of the act." As a bimetallist
he voted against the passage of the Sher
man act, and for the same reason he would
now vote for its repeal.
He avowed his unskaken faith that sil
ver would remain forever one of the
world's great potent factors of finance,
commerce and traffic in daily business
tramactions. It would neither be demrn
etized nor driven away from the habita
tions of the greater masses of mankind.
The question had been asked whether
votes would be given for the uncondi
tional repeal of the law before a substitute
had been agreed upon. He was la favor
of eradicating this confessed evil from the
body of onr laws with no other condition
than his right and free agency to support
and secure in connection with its repeal,
or afterward by independent measures, a
sound financial system, embracing the
coinage of silver on an equality with gold,
whhh had been the declaration of the Chi
cago Democratic platform.
Mr. Voorhees defended the President
from the charge of insincerity in connec
tion with the silver plank of the party.
He said the President had never re
called, retracted or explained a single word
of his letter of acceptance, which was just
as bindiDg as when first given to the world.
H« was willing to stake his faith in the
truth and honor of Grover Cleveland and
his well-known fidelity to his pledges
when once made.
He paid a high tribute to Secretary Car
lisle, and said, "God heip the Democratic
party if we are to turn our backs on such
men as the President and bis Secretary."
He spoke of the ratio as a
matter of detail which Congress
would establish on a fair basis.
He B»id the people would not tolerate
a single gold standard, and then addressed
himself to the denouncement of the teif
fishness nnd grepd of the money power
which had done so much to aggravate the
financial situation, and spoke in favor of
the present pension system as helpful in
tlie distribution of money. He urged the
necessity of the Government providing
a new circulating medium in place of that
(nrnisbed at present by the national
banks. He favored, in addition to
the money issued by the Qorentmcnt,
a currency, properly guarded, issued by
State banks. He urged the necessity
for financial legislation (1) which would
furnish sufficient volume of currency on a
practically specie ba*is, guaranteed by
public honor; (2) to deprive individuals,
cornoralions or syndicates of power to
canse fluctuations in tha amount of the
liifferent currencies in circulation; (3) to
maintain on a parity gold, silver and paper
money; (4) to settle the status of silver
money by authorizing it to form a portion
of the specie basis required by the consti
tution for chartered banks; (.Ti to over
throw the daugerous centralization of
m Miey power now existing at the money
('enters and in the hands of a few ludi
vi.iuals by giving the people of the states
tiie right of home rule on the subject ot
money, thus securing them a home circu
lation.
To these five propositions be added a
carefully adjusted and graded income tax
should be provided tor as the most equita
ble and upright measure for proviuiug a
Government revenue.
The delivery of the speech occupied one
hour and ;>.j minutes. Alter Voorheestook
his seat he was congratulated by many
Senators, and the debate was? continued
by Dabols, in opposition to the bill. There
was not a Senator on the floor, he said,
wlin had not been elected on a platform
whlcli pledged him to bimetallism. He in
sisted that no representative of the people
had a moral rignt. by hiß vote on bis own
judgment, to put the country on a gold
standard. It would be a betrayal of tne
people.
Palmer areued in support of the bill. It
cannot be fairly asserted that the Pres
ideut did nut favor the use of both gold
and Mlver as the standard money of the
country, nor did it follow that because the
President ha* failed to say a word in
refeience to binietnllbm in his recent
m;s«age to Congress lin would disapprove
of legislation providing for tho coinage of
both metaiß that would make them of
equal exchangeable and intrinsic value.
He expressed the opinion thnt v majority
of me American people would not only ap
prove but would rapturously applaud legis
lation that Would establish and maintain
bimetallism. lie believed, however, that
in the present state of the market it wa*
beyond the power of the finite mind to fix
the ratio of silver to gold, because the nmr
kat Viilue of silver was lv a state of chronic
fluctuation.
The repeal bill having been laid aside,
and the case of the Montana senatorship
laid beforo the Senate, a motion to lay
that aside also informally and proceed to
ihe consideration of the bill to increase
national bank circulation was made by
McPherson and agreed to. The bill was
then taken up, the question being on the
amendment offered by Cockrell for the
redemption -el such 2 per cent bonds an
may be ottered and lor tun .payment in a
new issue of treasury notes. Stewart
look the floor, and set out to antagonize
some positions taken In Voorhoes' speech,
and after a brief debate the bill and amend
ment wont over without action.
A resolution was ptTer<-d by Puffer and j
i went ovpt till to-morrow, calling on the !
t Secretary of the Treasury for a statement '.
upon the report that the national banks In
Boston, New York and Philadelphia were '
being conducted in violation of the law;
whether they were paying depositors' j
checks promptly in lawful money, and !
whether they were demanding rates of m
i terest higher than those provided by law ;
for loans of money or discounting notes, j
The Senate then adjournea.
RATHER MONOTONOUS.
The House Still Talks Silver to Very i
Little Purpose.
Washington, Auii. 22.— The Speaker
i laid before the House a communication
I from the Secretary of the Treasury in re
i SDonseto a resolution of the House, asking
for information relative to the purchase :
and coinage of silver under the Sherman
act.
The letter sets forth the following facts:
From August 13, 1800, to August IC, 1893,
the aepartment purchased 161, 521,000 fine
ounces, costing $150,0t>9,458. The hiuliest |
l>ric<» paid was Si 29>4 a:i ounce on August
SO, 19901 the lowest (i.> cents an ounce July
14, 189& Treasury notes to the amount oT !
$150,115,965 have been issued in payment
of silver bullion, of which 5714.6.M3 has ;
been redeemed in standard silver dollars,
aud retired since Aueust .'?, 1803. Up to
August 1, 1893. $49,184,160 in treasury
notes has been redeemed in gold and i
3(3,870.185 standard dollars have been
coined from bullion purchased under the
act of IK9O. On the 14th inst. the Govern
ment owned of silver purchased under the
act of 1890 153,181,375 ounces, costing
8121,217,677.
On motion of Loud of California, the
Senate bill was passed admitting free of
duty ull articles intended for exhibition at
the California Midwinter International
Exposition.
Johnson (D.) of Ohio asked nnani- '
mous consent for the introduction of his
hill to permit the exchange of United {
States bonds for treasury notes. Them !
was no objection and tue bill was referred i
to tha Committee on Banking and Cur- i
rency. with leave to report at any time
after the special order.
The financial discussion was for the most
part rather monotonous. Hopkins of
Illinois favored unconditional repeal, stat
ing that although he came from nn agri
cultural district, he would oppose every |
free coinage amendment to be proposed j
by Bland and his friends.
The pun rise of the Jay was the speech
of Hepburn, the lowa Congressman.
He disagreed with his party col
leagues, and emphatically declared against
the repeal of the Sherman law. That law,
he contended, was beneficial in its effect*
and should not be repealed.
Brickner of Wisconsin spoke in favor oi
the repeal of the purchasing clause.
Lane of Illinois spoke in support of free
coinage, and Newlands of Nevada voiced
the demand of his region ad vigorously
advocated the free coinage of silver.
Bynum advocated the Wilson bill, and
highly eulogized the action of Secretary
Carlisle for his refusal to issue bonds.
Th« United States could not open its mints
to free coinage at any ratio with the mints
of all the other civilized nations closed
against it.
At this point a receas was taken till 8
P. M.
At the evening session Ellis (D.) of Ken
tucky spoko in favor of free coinage.
McKaic: (D.) of Maryland spoke vigorously
' for the repeal of the purchasing clause of
the Sherman act. He assorted that the
cry for relief came not so much from the
rich and powerful as from the humble
poor, from the worthy and industrious
masses.
Arnold (D.) of Missouri denied that
there was any condition in the country to
justify the demonetization of silver which
; would follow the repeal of the Sherman
law.
Williams (D.) of Mississippi spoke in
favor of the free coinage of silver. In the
name of the farmers and laborers he pro
tested against tne minority of the Demo
cratic party joining the bulk of the Re
publicans in repealing the Sherman law.
Tracey (D.) of New York vehemently
asserted that when the vote came a
majority of the Democrats would be
found voting for the unconditional repeal
of the purchasing clause.
Williams replied that would never be in
this world. He predicted that after the
next election the monometallist Demo
crats would find themselves with the pro
tection Democrats— either at home or on
the Republican side.
At the conclusion of Williams' speech
the House adjourned.
COriMERCIAL SECESSION.
Most of the Western Governors Think
It Would Be Treason.
New Yohk, Aug. 22.— The World will
print to-morrow opinions from a number
of Western Governors upon the proposi
tions.of the commercial division of the
United .States. The World telegraphed
to each of the Governors of the Western
States these questions:
First— What do you think of the petition
of the Kansas officials lor a commercial
division between th* West and Ea?t?
Second— What would be the result of
; the proposed convention of Governors to
j con»ider this?
Governor Stone of Missouri, Lewelline
of Kansas and Pennover of Oregon boldly
favor the convention, but the others heard
from oppose it. Governor McGraw of
Washington says that any man who pro
poses the secession of the States i 9 as
much a traitor to-day as in 18*51. Gov
ernor Nelson of Minnesota expresses the
same sentiment. Governor Boies of lowa
says it is unwise, and he does not think
any considerable number of Governors
would attend such a convention.
MONEY FOR FARMERS.
It Should Be Made of Something
Otherwise Altogether Valueless.
MOUNT Gketna, Pa.. Aug. 2_\—Addi
tional crowds arrived to-day to attend the
national encampment of the Farmers' Al
liance. Governor Pattisou of Pennsyl
vania, who came to inspect the National
Guard rifle practice, mingled with the
fanners aud visited the various exhibits.
Ben Terrell of Texas, lecturer of the
alliance, mads an address this afternoon
adverting on the limited ownership of land
and Government control of telegraph and
I transportation lines. "There is but one
I hope lor the people of the nation," he
j said. "They must. destroy every vestige
of paternalism in it. Money should be just
1 as pood made of parser as of gold.- The
j value of the dollar should be regulated en
' tirely by the number and the demand.
! The ideal money system is the demonetiza
j lion of gold and silver. The true science
j of money demands that it should be made
of any article that has no value, such as
paper, as money that will pass in any
country will rob us of our circulation.
The Farmers' Alliance, in standing up for
, the demonetization of cold and silver, is
' striking at the root of the question."
C. A. Towers of Indiana made an argu
■ merit in favor of unlimited silver coinage,
• but Ignatius Donnelly, who was on the
programme, failed to appear to-day.
CUNNING MR. LI HUNG.
A Great Friend of Cleveland is
the Chinese Viceroy.
But He Has Written a Letter That
Carries With It a Covert
Threat.
Cleveland. Aug. 22.— A gentleman in
this city has just received from a friend in
Tientsin, China, a letter statiug that
Tinted States Consul Bowman, who left
that city a abort time ngo for the United
.States, carried with him a message from
, Viceroy Li Hung Chang to President
Cleveland in which the Viceroy states that
' he appreciates tn« good intentions of the
■ President and Secretary of State, and
thanks them for their efforts to secure kind
and just treatment for the Chinese resid
ing In the United States. He feels keenly
the unfriendly nature and injustice of the
Geary law, but says China will take no
action thereon until after the next season
of the United States Congress, in the
hope tbat the Geary law will be modified
or repealed. If the next Congress decides
to enforce the law China will at ouce re
taliate ; the friendly relations between the
. two countries will be broken off and laws
| will bs enacted looking to the exclusion of
I all Americans trom China.
In the meantime instructions hare been
| issued to all Chinese officials to take
i especial care to protect all American citi
i /.ens living in China from violence.
RESERVED MINERAL LANDS.
Hoke Has Grave Doubts About His
Authority to Lease.
Washington. Aug. 22.— Secretary Hoke
Smith to-day heard argument of counsel
j upon the application of the Gilson
: Asphaltum Company for the restoration
of the two most easterly tiers of a town
ship now included in the Uupompahgre
Indian reservation in Utah. It was the
contention cf counsel that these Indians
hold the lands they occupy by sufferance
only, and therefor* neither they nor tho
Secretary of the Interior has any right to
Irase any part of them for mining or any
other' purpose. They argued that the
only way in which the asphalt deposits in
the reservation can be rendered accessible
is by restoring the lands to the public
domain, and the power to restore lands by
executive proclamation is beyond ques
tion.
At tbe conclusion of tbe argument tho
Secretary announced that ha had serious
doubts as to his authority to execute
mining lenses on this reservation, and in
any evert h<; would not do so. He thought
it probable that he would send a commu
nication to Congress on the question oi
opening the reservation, or part of it, to
settlement
NEED FOR REPEAL.
Bankers Come Out With
a Manifesto.
WALL STREET HAS SPOKEN.
It Remains for the Bankers Outside of
New York to Hake
Answer.
New York, Aug. 22.— The American
Bankers' Association is now issuing a cir
fular to all banks and bankers in the
United States, stating that an extraordinary
monetary crisis has constrained the asso
ciation to postpone the annual convention
called for the 6th and 7th prox., at Chicago.
This will prevent such expression upon
the part of the association as the financial
situation demands, and tbe officers feel it
incumbent upon them to speak for the
association. They say it is manifest that
the immediate cause of the prolonged
stringency is the fear and apprehension of
disaster engendered in the minds of the
people by the continued purchase of silver
by the Government, and by the unceasing
issue of its obligations tberefor, redeema
ble in gold, which fear and apprehension
can only be removed and coufideuce re
stored by the removal of its cause.
It is believed the bankers of the country
will understand and realize this to a great
extent, if not to a greater extent than any
other class of citizens, and it therefore be
comes pitch of them as fully realize this to
urge upon their fellow-citizens and upon
Congress the great necessity for an imme
diate and unconditional repeal of the pur
chasing clause of the Sherman silver act.
The repeal of tnls clause is demanded in
the interests of those favoring a gold
standard and those favoring the use of
sillver with gold, as theenntinued purchase
of enormous quantities of silver with the
issuance of gold obligations can only re
sult in the final inability of the Govern
mentto redeem sufh obligations in gold, and
as the continued overproduction will give
a consequent further depreciation of silver
this will render the prospect of any inter
national ngreement for its more general
use throughout the world more hopeless
thin at present.
A blank form of retition is inclosed to
be circulated among merchants, business
men and others.
The New York Board of Trade and
Transportation has called a meeting of the
representatives ot commercial bodies
throughout the country in Washington on
the 12th of September, for the purpose of
urging upon Congress the business neces
sity for the immediate and unconditional
repeal of the silver-purchasing clause of
the Sherman law. It is also intended to
appoint a national non-partisan and ex
pert commission to consider the future
financial needs of the country.
The banks reported tUe snipoiaots of
currency, notes and coin to the country to
day as quite heavy, notwithstanding a
great deal of discrimination was shown in
granting the applications therefor. Bond
brokers, too, said that the sale of United
States and other bonds for country banks
had been quite heavy the last few days,
sellers stipulating that currency be for
warded therefor. Brokers said that the
country savings "banks were preparing for
withdrawals, for which notices bad been
dven early in the present month.
Lima, Aug. 22.— 1t i« announced that
the Valparaiso Bank. National Bank and
the Agricola Bank have been consolidated,
with a capital of 530,00 C.OOO. Financial
distress is confined to Lima and Callos.
The prospects are brighter in the northern
and soothers provinces.
London, Aug. 22. — Forty thousand
pounds of gold were withdrawn from the
Bank of England for shipment to America
to-day.
Kansas City, Aujr. 22.— Swifi'9 packing
house closed down tc-day on account of
the butchers' strike.
Waterloo, lowa, Aug. 22.— The private
bank of J. T. Knapp & Co. at Cedar Falls,
lowa, failed to open this morning, and a
complete assignment of the affairs of the
institution was made later. No valuation
is given to the list of assets and liabilities
tiled.
PAID IN CHECKS.
An Eastern Railroad Feels the Scar
city of Currency.
Terre HAUTE, lud., Aug. 22.— The
Evansville and Terre Haute mouthly pay
car reached here to-day a week late, and
in place of cash the envelopes contained
check?, with a notice t<> the men that the
company was compelled to adopt this
mode of payment owing to the scarcity of
currency and the refusal of New York
banks to ship it west. They hope the con
dition of affairs will be so changed by next
month that they can resume pa}*ing in
currency. The men tried to discount the
checks in the banks and with merchants,
but in most cases failed, and there was
much' indignation. The switchmen struck
as a result and all freight is at a standstill
in the yards. A general meeting of train
men is being held to consider the matter
to-night.
REVIEWED BY THE GENERAL.
The Second Artillery Passes Before
Brown at Eureka.
Eureka, Aug. 22.— One of the main
features of the encampment took place
this afternoon when the Second Artillery
Regiment and the Tenth Battalion passed
in review before Brigadier-General J. B.
Brown, who made his first official visit to
the camp to-day. There was a large at
tendance at the review, especially ladies.
The Second Artillery band gave a con
cert last night at the camp until 10 o'clock.
The feature was a whistling solo by Lieu
tenant Rapka.
To-night Camp Brown is deserted, all
'he soldiers, except the guard, being in
attendance at the boo at Armory Hall.
There was an immense attendance, and
the ball was a great success, both finan
cially and socially. The town is in the
possession of the bluecoats.
Friday evening a concert will be given
nt Arcata and special excursions will be
arranged. :^;^
The weather is excellent, and the towns
people are taking a tremendous amount of
enjoyment out of the presence of the
soldiery.
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ARRIVAL OF THE RATHDOWN.
A Large Number of Icebergs Seen
in the South Atlantic.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 22.— The British
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ship KathdowD, Captain Morrisey, has ar
rived. She has 3000 tons of steel rails, fire
brick and pig iron. Only two incidents of
note occurred on the voyage. J. Simmons,
a negro seaman, died on August 16 of
heart disease and was buried at sea. In
the South Atlantic, in 46deg. south 59 mm.
west, a large number of immense icebergs
were seen. After discharging the Rath
down will take wheat at Tacoma for
England.
MURDER OF FLOSSIE LORD.
The Crime Recalled by the Arrest
of the Alleged Slayer.
Grass Valley, Aug. 22.— Sheriff Doug
las to-day received a dispatch from the
Sheriff at Springfield. Mo., notifying him
of the arrest there of George Stewart, sus
pected of killing flossie Lord, a 16-renr
n'.d girl, near Grass Valley, in June, 18S9.
She was found dead in a yard, with a pis
tol lying on the ground near her. She had
been shot through the head. It was
thought by some that she had committed
suicide, but the fact of her face not being
powder-marked was not favorable to this
theory. Three bullets had been fired,
w hile the pistol had only two emp'y cham
ber. The girl had been brought home
from San Francisco a short time previous
to the commission of the crime, and Stew
art had followed har and urged her to re
turn to the city with him. but she refused.
He made threats against her life, and it
was believed by many that ho rarried them
out. Stewart says he is willing to come
back as lie is innocent. The authorities
say there is no evidence of consequence
azainst him, and that he will probably be
allowed to remain where he is.
DIXON WELL BEATEN.
Plimmer Proved too Clever for
the Colored Boy.
The Crowd Went Wild and Carried
the Victor About the Hall on
Their Shoulders.
New York, Aug. 22.— Madiso:-# ;uare
Garden was jammed to-niirht with a e< owd
eager to witness several boxing exhibi
tions, but Dixon and Pltmmer were of
course the drawing card. Among other
bouts win one between Con Couehlin, the
Irish lieavy-weigiit, and Con Riordan of
San Francisco. Riordan knocked Cough
lin out in sixty-three seconds and Joe Wai
cott of Boston laiii Jack Hall of Australia
out in twenty-five seconds.
Then came the event of the night.
Dixon went nt his man vigorously, but
found Plimmer on deck right alone- In
the second round Plimmer kept jabbing
his left in Dixon's face, and forcpd tha
colored boy to keep asbarplookout. Dixon
did not appear to bo able to land, though he
made some* vicious let-hand swi' while
Plimmer kept smashing him where he
pleased.
In the third round Plimmer kept up his
cleVer work, and gat away from Dixon'a
smashes with astonishing facility. Every
lime Dixon led Plimmer not only avoided
the blow, but went back at him blow for
blow, setting the audience wild.
In the fourth Plitnnier gave Dixon
(he best fight he has had since he met
Ca! McCarthy. He fought the negro all
nver the ring, and when the bout was fin
ished the crowd was in a state of frenzy.
When the referee gave the decision to
I'liminer pandemonium broke loose, and
Piimuier was carried on the shoulders of
tue crowd around the hall.
Her Heart True to Marcus.
Weaverville, Aug. 22.— Marcus Felts,
who ran away with the daughter of Henry
Friend of Hay Fork, was brought
before the Justice of the Peace
to-day on a charge of abduction. Tha
proof was insufficient, and he was dis
charged. The girl went home with her
father, where she promised to remain
until she is 18, when, she says, she will
marry her old lover.
Claude a Young Hero.
San Bernardino, Aug. 22.— Claude
Henderson, the eleven - year - old boy
who showed such devotion to his
murdered friend, Gus Boehm, when C. M.
Button, the murderer, was dealing him out
cold lead, is the same boy who risked his
life to save hi; little playmate, Charley
Taylor, when he fell off some logs into a
millpond in the mountains a year age.
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