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Plan Evolved Which is Likely to
Meet the Approval of AU.
Two Bills, One by Thoso Opposed to
Kroo Coinage or Silver, the Other
by the Advocates of Such a Meas
ure, Fully Prepared and Ready for
Presentation ln the Ilouse—Both
Senate anil House Hold Short Ses
sions and Adjourn.
Special to the Recorh-Uvion.
\\ AstiiNi.ToN, Aug. 10. — Slowly but
sureiy the lines of battle aro being drawn
on the financial question, and before
another day passes the country will prob
ably be acquainted with the full plan of
]r lure. It is believed that a plan
has been finally evolved to-day which is
likely to win tho approval of the major
ity of all elements.
To-idgiit all Indications point to a
drawn battle on tho floor of the House,
without reference of tiie question to the
Committee on Coinage, Weights and
Measures. Bland readily acquiesces in
the programme to fight the battle out on
the tloor of tho Houso in Commit!. •■ erf
the Whole, and in this arrangement the
anti-silver men, of course, readily agree.
Two bills, on Which is to turn all
discussion of tho financial discussion,
were to-day tnily prepared and are ready
for presentation. The one drawn by the
anti-silver men is brief and to the point.
It tersely provides for the unconditional
repeal of aa much of the Act of July 14,
1800, as directs the monthly purchase of
4,3ou,oooounces of silver bullion, and issu
ing treasury notes thereon. The measure
drawn by the ("ree coinage poople is
longer, and is unique in being drawn in
a manner which \\ ill develop tho greatest
possible strength of the free coinage ele
n nt ofthe House. Tho first portion of
ill provides that all holders of £100
or more of silver bullion of standard
weight shall bo entitled to have the samo
coined into silver dollars at the minis of
the United States. 'The dollars as coined
aro to bo legal tender for all debts, dues
and demands, public and private, and any
holder of silver dollar- may at his discre
tion deposit the same iv the I'nited States
Treasury and receive silver certificates
for the samo, tho number of grains of
silver in the standard dollar to be de
termined on tiie tloor of the ilouse. The
closing section of the bill provides briefly
for tho repeal of the .Sherman purchasing
The bill drawn by the free coinage men
Is regarded by their opponents, as well as
by ti.eir friends, as the strongest
measure that could possibly be presented
by the silver men. th" question of ratio
Ving left to the House. Silver men al
ttat no excuse can be given faltering
linage men forthe abandonment of
their principles. Lf the opponents of free
c. Inane have the numerical strength, they
can, of course, successively strike out
every section of the bill relating to free
coinage, and leave only tbe last section,
which provides for the immediate repeal
of the Sherman purchasing clause.
The great question still to bo deter
i is, which ofthe two bills is to have
priority of consideration. The Silver men
fear that if the repealing bill should bo
first taken np, the free coinage atnend
• which wonld naturally be pro
-1 ted might under a strict interpretation
of parliamentary law be declared not ger
main to the subject under consideration,
tho main question being that of repeal.
To guard against such a ruling, and In
sure successive votes on all propositions
to be presented by the silver mon. the
latter will demand that the bill ofthe free
coinage men, which also contains a clause
repealing the Purchasing Act, shall be
given priority of consideration.
When tbe senate Finance Committee
came together this morning for the
time this session Chairman
Voorhees, who had issued the call.
an lounced that the majority wished
time to discuss and agree upon
a lino of action, and therefore de
sired that the silver question should not
be brought forward at. this meeting. The
lon was theretore relegated to next
week, so far as the Finance Committee is
ooncerned. The committee, however,
took np and discussed a proposition to al
low national banks to issue circulation to
the full face value of the bonds deposited
in the Treasury. It was urged thatthe
result of this legislation will bo more itn
:'.oly beneficial tn.tn any other that
Ben suggested, as it would add a
lar.:.' sum lo the money in circulation as
v as the notes could bo printed.
The discussion indicates a 1. ening toward
the measure by a majority of ths commit
The Democratic caneos committee
spent the afternoon discussing the qnes
p.irty policy for the prosecution of
the work of the seuate. The committee
v. . I report to a caucus to bo held uot
later than Monday next.
Speaker Crisp and Secretary Carlisle,
who waa Crisp's Democratic pred.
in the Speakership, were in close con
sultation this morning. Thoy confined
themselves to the discussion of a rule to
be adopted for the government of the
House. Tbe Administration, it is said.
• v of the Houso passing
such rules as will permit speedy action on
iho financial question.
Of 357,000 ounces of silver otler.
day the Treasury bought 3_E___tOo ounces
WaSHINCJTO-S-, Aug. I".—A* new phase ;
of the silver question was present!
day in the shape of an apparently aul
laed proposition from Loudon bankers,
backed by the Eing rntnent, to
leading New York financiers, in which it
was asserted that if tbe United States
would, maintain tlie present Sherman law
on the statute books England wonld re
new free coinage of silver in India at an ;
Increased ratio of '-4 to 1. A most pains
taking search fails to produce a single j
r wiiu ever beard the idea sug- j
gested, and when the proposition was
unfolded it was seen that both silver and
anti-silver advocates were opposed to it.
"Coming as it does, from an English
■ource,'" said Seuator Teller, "the Dresi-
dent might very naturally be expected to
agree to it. Anything that England
wants appears to meet his approval.''
However, he did not credit the story.
W..-:.'i\,,i..n', Aug. 10.—The House
adjourned till to-morrow by a vote of
yeas 175, nays LIT. The Committe on
Rules was appointed as follows: Crisp,
Catchings, (mthwaite, Reed Burrows
three Democrats and two Republicans.
The Senate, after twenty minutes' ses
sion, adjourned till Monday.
W .shim. i..N, Aug. 10.—This evening
a proposition was formulated by the
Anti-Silver Committee, which, it is be
lieved, will be acceptable to the Free
Coinage Committee, and that ata unit
ing to-morrow morning the conference
will request the Committeeon Rules to
report an order to the House covering he
arrangement. It is that the Hoi;-' r -
ceed to the discussion of the bill pi.vid
iug forthe repeal ofthe purchasing clause
of the Sherman law, that an opportunity
be given to oiler an amendment provid
ing for free coinage of silver at a ratio to
bo agreed upon by silver men, if it is
possible. If not, then a vote shall be
taken upon the different ratios proposed.
If free coinage, at any ratio.be rejected,
an amendment may bo offered simitar to
the Bland bill of 1878, limiting the pur-,
chase nl bullion and the amount of coin- ]
age. This lading, a vote will bo taken
upon the bill as introduced,or uncondi
tional repeal.
The situation was groatly simplified to
night by the action of s conference held
at the residence of Secretary Carlisle, at
which anti-silv. rites were present. A
general discussion oftho proposition sub
mitted by the anti-silver committee was
had, and it was agreed to take the affirm
ative on every proposition. The confer
ence lasted nearly two hours, and at its j
conclusion tho-e in attendance congrat- '
v la ted themselves that the action taken j
was the bost under the circumstances.
Washington, Aug. 10. —Representative
McCreary of Kentucky, a member of tho
Brussels Monetary Conference, to-night
said: "1 am in favor of legislation repeal
ing the purchasing cause of tho Sherman
Act and recognizing silver by authoriz
ing the Secretary of the Treasury, with
the approval of the I'resident, to coin
each month into standard silver dollars
2,000,000 ounces of silver bullion now in
the treasury. Thero is abont 9120,000,000
in silver bullion now in the treasury. I
am also iv favor of a monetary commis
sion, to be composed of persons who have
studied the monetary question closely
and thoroughly, to take evidence and in
vestigate tho subject fully and report."
SpeaUor Crisp's Appointments Create
Considerable Suit-rise.
Washington, Aug. 10.—Tho announce
ment b3 r Speaker Crisp of the Committee
on Rules to-day created considerable sur
prise. Not a singlo intimation had been
made of the intention oi' Crisp to sup
plant McMillan with Outhwaitc, and
when the change was comprehended
there was a general inquiry, "What does
it mean?" Many were tbe theories pro
pounded, and no one was more surprised
than McMillan himself when he learned
of the fact. To a reporter for the Asso
ciated Dress McMillan said ho did not
care to discuss the matter. There was no
friction between them, he said. A friend
of Speaker Crisp said the reason for the
chango lay in tho suggestion that thero
should be a Northern Democrat on the
Ex-Secretary Tracy Tells How lt Might
be Overcome.
Nkw York, Aug. lv.—General Benja
min I-'. Tracy, ox-Secretary of the Navy,
to-day talked ofa currency famine, and
he said: "The Administration has ample
power to relieve the currency famine in
forty-eight hours, by exercising the au
thority with which it is clothed by the
statute. It may be done in either of two
ways. There are more than three hun
dred millions oi standard silver dollars in
tho Treasury Department at Washington.
The Secretaiy of the Treasury has power
to deposit such portion of this $300,000,000
as bo may cln.se in national banks which
have been designated as national deposit
ories, and being tbere deposited they
would at onco enter into circulation. The
third section ofthe Act known as the Sher
man Act provides that he shall coin of tho
silver bullion purchased under the pro
visions of this Act as mint as ma 3" be
try to provide for the redemption
of Treasury.notes herein provided for, and
any gain or seignorage arising from said
cmago shnll be accounted for and paid
into the Treasury. There is in the Treas
ury about 1 ounces of silver bul
lion for which Treasury notes have heen
issued, and no standard silver dollars
have beeu coined with which to redeem
them. The Secretary of the Treasury is
thereforo at liberty to direct that these
■.uin.es bo coined into standard
si i.'i- dollars. The profits of seignorage
wiiich would accrue to the I'nited States
would at once avail for use by the Treas
ury that n ould give the Treasury a profit
of upwards of 590,000,000.
CU.___U__.C_ 9CABCH IX NKW ViH'.K,
New York, Aug. 10.—Tho scarcity of
currency was very great, again to-day,
ami money brokers' offices were thronged
with customers who were selling their
hoards at a big premium. The money
brokers wore getting 4} per cent, for cur
rency to-day. They were contracting to
deliver gold at 2_ per cent, and f. reign
exchange was proportionately strong in
[trance. The time for delivering
National bank notes after the receipt of
r.t.mr for them has been reduced
irom twenty to fourteen days, an 1 orders
ning in at the rate of $10,000,000 a
.;.'..-. Ibe - ■■■"- Treasury at Sin Fraucisco
has been ordered to send $8,000.00 > iv gold
to the Sub-Treasury at New York.
E .II ild . i..m:.\.i back.
N . Aug. 10.—The steamship
... . M,,7..!_, of gold. The Illi
ank of Chicago
"."..oixi to besiiiopod from Lon
-96 has been secured by ;
other i Ihicsgo parties,
.ship i' i'l/aba, from Havana,
brought ti-bvuM in Spanish gold.
The President Coing to Ruzzard's Hay.
Washington, Aug. 18.—Th* President
will leave to-morrow afternoon for Baa*
Bay, to stay probably till tba flrst
. September.
Cholern Case- nt Now i'ork.
New York, Aug. UK—Two new cases !
of cholera were discovered on board i
quarantine vessels in the harbor. There!
was one death from well-defined cholera •
on Swinburne Islaud las: uight.
Formal Dedication ofthe Louisiana
State Building.
An Official Statement Issued by the
Sanitary Council of Austria De
clares tho Condition of tho Couutry
to bo Very Precarious With Regard
to Cholera—Railway Workmen on
the Gallcian Frontier Dying Off* in
Large Numbers.
Special to thp RkoOBD-Uniow.
Chicago, Aug. 10.—The weather was
appropriately hot for the dedication of
the Louisiana State building at the
World's Fair to-day. The ollicers ofthe
state, accompanied by several companii a
| of State militia, beaded by the lowa .stato
Band, formed in procession and marched
to the building*, where the exercises were
held. Governor Foster was t..0 ill to de
liver the address accepting the building,
and it was read by one of his aids.
The World's Fair authorities are abol
ishing expensive features of Uie adminis
tration wherever possible, r. was learned
to-day that .Major Mainly of the Depart
ment of Publicity lias resigned, and it
, has been practically decided to abolish
i the Foreign Allairs Department
Commissioner St. Clair of Virginia hail
j trouble with a gateman again to-day. He
did not thrash the fellow, however. He
presented his card at the workmen's gate,
aud was refused admittance. He then
went to the pass gate, whero he was ad
According to the report of thc-com
mittee to make an approximate estimate
ofthe amouut necessary for the continued
meeting of the Loard of Lady Managers
to tho end of tho fair, it would east $5,000
more than tho amount necessary if the
board adjourned at oneo and held sessions
in i Ictober. When, tho report came up
for adoption it was opposed by soveral,
who claimed it meant a sine die adjourn
ment, and filibustering began. Finally,
the report was tabled by a voto of ■'._
An adjournment was then taken till to
Secretary Dickinson of tho Xational
Commission denies that the commission
is silting without a quorum. He has re
ceived no intimation from Carlisle that
the sessions must be discontinued.
The fair grounds were illuminated to
night and the buildings thrown open to
the public in honor of thousands of
bicyclists who attended tho fair to-night.
A largo number rode about the grounds
with decorated wheels, and the riders in
many Instances wearing grotesque uni
forms. The attendance to-day was 1
of which lhj,li>2 wero paid.
New Cases Constantly Occurring in
Districts Around Naples.
Naples, Ang. 10.—Three deaths Irom
cholera wore reported in this city in the
last twenty-four hours. Cases of cholera
are constantly occurring in districts
around Naples.
Bucharest, Aug. io.—ln thotwenty
four hours ending at noon to-day thirty
six new cases of cholera and four deaths
wore reported In Brahilov, and sixty-one
new cases and ton deaths in Soolina,
NO OASES I.N 1.1-_l_l.l_v.
Berlin, Aug. 10.—The Imperial Loard
of Health denies the leport that a case of
cholera has occurred within a few days
ago iv this city.
Vienwa, Aug. lo.—Au ollicial Btatn*
ment issued by tho Sanitary Council of
Austria declares that the condition of the
country with regard to cholera is very
precarious—very much more serious than
it was in 189__. Cholera has broken out
among Havvies, mostly I'aliaus and
C'rotians. building araiiwayat Marmaros,
on the ' fralkiian frontier. Thirty-six have
already died. Seven cases of cholera and
two deaths have occurred at C/eruamod.
Several Riows Passed and Ono of Tbem
Lynchburg (Va.,, Aug. 10.—Newa
reaches here of a fight between General
.lames A. Walker and J. C. Wyser, oppo
nents in the suit of Hugh Scott against
the Norfolk and Western Kailroad lor
_i,|.">. At Puiaski City yesterday tho
jury rendered a verdict of $7,000. Tho
trouble began when Walker, counsel for
the railroad, claimed that Wyser appealed
to the passion and prejudice of the jury.
The lie and several blows passed, when
Walker stabbed Wyser in the shoulder
and cut his cheek badly. Wyser secured
a guv and tried to lind Walker in a hotel
toshoot him. Both wore arrested and
placed under 15,000 bonds. Wyser was
not seriously hurt. He was a Presiden
tial Elector in the last election, and is a
young man. Walker is ex-Lieuteuant-
Soldiers String lp tho Murderer of n
Kn'Xvu.i.i; Term. . Aug, lo.—Meagre
information from Coal Creek is to the
ci-eet that a miner named Drummond
was lynched at that place to-day by sol
diers. He had been held under arrest
charged with being the leader of the mob
which assassinated I'rivate I.augherty on
.Monday night lmttnmond was hanged
toa trestle. A man named Kikins, sus
pe te.l of complicity in the murder of
I.aughorty. will probably be lyn.-hed.
Allairs are assuming a serious shape in
the mining regions, and more trouble is
expei ted. To-day 1000 miners went out on
a strike, ami work is at a standstill in all
mines except those ofthe Knox ville iron
Company, which work convicts. The
cause ofthe strike is a reduction of 20 per
cent, on coal digg.n ;.
Complete Revolution in the Politics of
tho Nation.
Ta!!l..-...!-ah I. T. . Ang. in.—Election
returns from nine districts in the Chero
kee Nation show a complete revolution I
in Cherokee politics. The Downing par
ty, which ha* been in power for six j
years, met with disaster and defeat, and I
the Nationals swept the Nation, carrying I
eight of the nine districts, electing six- i
teen Senators out of eighteen and thirty
six members out of forty-nine of the
lower house. The cause of the defeat of
the Downing party was the belief on the
part of tho people that the Downing ad
ministration was responsible for not sell
ing six millions of Cherokeo bonds re
ceived for the sale of the Cherokee strip.
Cordajjo Interests Combining;.
Nrw York, Aug. 10.—The cordage in
terests of the country outside of the
National Company, Fitler of Philadel
phia and Tubbs of San Francisco, have
formed a temporary organization, with
John Good as President. This interest
has been in session at the ollico of tho
CiooU Company for the past two days.
The meeting has now adjourned, subject
to the call of Presidont Good. The in
tention is to form a permanent organiza
tion as soon as tho company who were
invited to attend and who failed to do so
can be heard from.
Members or a Labor Exchange Fined.
Paris, Aug. 10.— Seventy of the lead
ing members of the Labor Exchange,
which was closed during tho recent
troubles in Paris, were lined fifty francs
each and costs for refusing to comply
with tho law for the regulation of trade t
The court ordered a dissolution of .all j
syndicates concerned iv the violations of !
tho law, including the Executive Com
mittee ofthe Labor Exchange.
Salt, Warehouse* l.urnoil.
Milwaukee (Wis.), Aug. JO.—A tiro
this afternoon destroyed the largo salt
warehouses of L. .1. Peltit in Menominee
Yalloy and damaged the largo plants of
the Lumbermen's Planing Mill Com
pany, 11. .1. llilty I.uml.er Company and
Northwestern Sleigh Company, causing
a total damage of about $100,009.
Mackay Passes a Comfortable Day.
Nrw ToB-C,Aug. h).—lohn W. Mackay
passed a comfortable duy. Though weak,
and whilo suffering from tho effects of
the surgical operation performed on
Tuesday, he is out of dangor, and will re
cover unless some unexpected combina
tion arises and brings on a relapse.
Quarantine A__m____st Pensacola.
Birmingham (Ala.), Aug. 10.—Birm
ingham has declared a quarantine against
Pensacola, Florida. A special train
passed through here this morniiig filled
with refugees. They were not til lowed to
get off, tho doors being locked and guards
wero on all tho platforms. They went
north from here.
Third Lynched for the Same Crime.
Wav Cboss (Ga.), Aug. 10.—.luck
Chambers (colored) was taken from the
officers hist night and lynched near this
place, lie confessed to having taken
part in outraging Mrs. George Warren.
Chambers is tho third negro who has
been lynclied for that crime.
1-etUjj.oos From Yellow Fever.
Cullman (Ala.i, Aug. in.—four pass
enger coaches lillotl with refugees from
the yellow fever scare at, Pensacola Fla.,
passed through hero to-day bound north.
Cullman's rigid quarantine prevented
any stou here.
Destructive Storm.
London, Aug. 10.—There woro terrible
thunderstorms throughout Great Britain
last night, and immense damage was
done in the country districts. Cattle were
killod and numbers of buildings damaged
by lightning.
A Rank Closes Its Doors.
Webster City. Aug. lo.—The Hamil
ton County State P.ank, ono of the oldest
and bost banks in this section closed its
doors to-day. Liabilities §1:12,000, assets
Flying Jib Defeated ln tbe Free-for-
All Paeo After Landing
Two Heats.
Special to the Reoord-Unio-T.
Buffalo, Aug. 10.—Seventeen heats
were trotted and paced this afternoon,
furnishing the best racing of the nine
days, and successfully bringing to a closo
the most notable grand circuit meeting
ever held in this city.
flying .lib, with Oners up, was con
sidered a good thing for tho consolation
free-for-all pace, but tho erratic gelding
began his monkeyabinea after winning
two heats. Major Wonder camo on and
g..t two heats and also added the neces
sary third one to the other two. The
Village Farm's -Nightingale was booked
to win tho consolation froc-for-all trot,
and linaily did, but it took seven heats.
Alvin lod the procession for two heats in
the 2:12 trot, bat speedy Harrietta showed
her heels to the others ln tho next threo
Free-for-all consolation pacing, purse
of (2,500, Major Wonder wou. Flying Jib
second. Blue Sign third. Best time,
Free-for-all trot, consolation purse of
$7,000: Nightingale won Black second,
Alix third. Best time, 2:12.
In the 2:12 trot, Harrietta wou, Alvin
second, Lees Pilot third. Best Ume 2:11.
at VA-____s.ro.
Vai.i.ij.., Aug. 10. —There was a large
attendance at the track to-day.
Three-year district trot, "heats, Altis
simo won, Phantom second, Bay Hum
third. Best time, 2:36.
Special race. W. Wood won, Plunkett
second. Best time, 2:1:;,.
AT MON HI •! "1 11 1'.U1!..
Monmouth Pake, Aug. in.—There was
a fast track. Six furlongs, St. Leonards
won, Gold Dollar second, Minnehaha
third. Time, 1:15.
Six furlongs, May Win won, Kildeer
second, Topgallant third. Time, 1:11.
Mile and a half. Miss Maud won, Faith
mi second, Afternoon third. Time, 2:40).
Handicap, mile and a half, Tho Pepper
won. Mars second, Banquet third. Time,
Five and a half furlongs, Kazan won,
Himyar second, Yenusburg third. Time,
!:•' .
Mile and a sixteenth, Annie Bishop
wou, Ixion second, Gallatin third. Time,
2:01 J.
B-tCnra Ii I'.sks BKDCTOKD.
Xew YOBK, Aug. 10.—The Eastern
Facing Association is determined to re
duce the valueof theirover-weigbtp.irs. s
from ILOOO to |60Q. This will have a tre
mendous effect on thoroughbred interests
all ovor the United States.
She Foundered at Sea Six Miles
Out From Newcastle. X. S. \Y.
A Tug Sunk in tho San Joaquin Rivor
—A Night "Watchman at Murysvillo
Shot by a Man Supposed to bo Ex-
Convlct Fredericks — Two Lives
Lost by the Rurnlng of a Hotol at
Northport, Washington.
Special to the RECORD-UNION.
Port Townsend :Wash.\ Aug 10.—
The British bark George Thompson,
which arrived to-day from Newcastle, X.
S. VX'., brings particulars oftho wreck of
the British bark Girvan of Ayre, Soot
The Cirvan foundered at sea on Juno
12th, in latitude 33°, 30' south, and longi
tude 157 , 7 west. She was six days out
from Newcastle, bound from Newcastle
to San Francisco, coal laden. All of the
i crew was saved except one man, the car
penter, who was washed overboard
while attempting to clear away the rig
ging after the masts weae carried away.
The fourth day out tho Girvan en
countered a strong easterly gale, and the
vessel began to labor hard. Early on the
morning ol June llth, the main and miz
zen masts were carried away, and heavy
seas filled tho aftor cabin aud forecastle.
The crew, with tho exception of the
carpenter, barely saved themselves by
clinging to the rigging. At noon tho ves
sel was on beam ends and the hold half
full of water. Whon the Thompson hove
in sight, on account of the rough sea. it
was impossible to launch the life-boat
uutil the next day, whon tho crew was
taken oil' by line. On the last trip to the
derelict the life-boat was smashed and tho
volunteer crew narrowly escaped drown
ing. That night the vessel foundered.
The Thompson landed tho crew of
twenty-two at Norfolk Islands.
The Girvan was valued at 870,000, and
the cargo at $10,000.
rua sank in the san toaquin river.
Stockton (Cal.), Aug. lo.—The tug
Til.ien'of San Francisco, towing a dredger
sent up tho river by Captain Hackett of
Oakland, was sunk last night at a point
in the San Joaquin Kiver about five miles
below Stockton. It is believed that tho
tug will be raised without much trouble,
as the dredger was run alongside and
pumps set to work to get the water out.
The tug ran on an embankment made by
dredging, and when tho tide ran out she
rolled over and idled so sho could not be
Boated withont assistance.
The dredger was sent up the river to
cut otl tho troublesome bend known as
the Dutchman's Reach, Captain Hackett
having secured a contract to do the work.
Two tugs, the Alice and the Tilden,
towed the dredger from Oakland, and
when a depth of nino feet was found in
tho river the Alice had to run back. The
I'jldcn pulled ou, and lirst tho dredger
got on the embankment, but was gotten
into deep water without much trouble.
Then the tug stuck.
The dredger is near tho place where the
cut will be mado, and will go to work
this week. Tho change in the river chan
nel will savo much trouble for steamboat
The Shooter Answers the Description
of Ex-Convict Fredericks.
__fA__.YSVi____.___, Aug. 10.—There was con
siderable oxcitement this morning when
it was ascertained that Sam Harrington,
ihe watchman for the Sperry Flour Mill.
had beon shot at the -MarysviUe railroad
depot by a man supposed to bo Fredericks,
who shot Sheriff Paseoe of Nevada
county. About 1:40 this morning Barring
ton was on his beat when his dog discov
ered a man lying under the telegraph
poles near the water-tank streot depot.
He was lying on his back with his hat
over his face. Harrington woke him up
to toll him to go into a box car and sleep,
as his dog would annoy him. He said he
guessed he would get on his feet aud
started off, when Harrington noticed a
small bundle rolled up iv oil cloth in his
hand, ami asked him what ho bad.
Tho stranger replied that ho was a bar
ber by trado and that his tools were rolled
up. Harrington felt the parcel and then
remarked that what he had was not bar
bers'tools. Tho stranger moved away a
few yards, lired at Harrington and ran
away. The ball entered on the outside of
tiie left arm. threo inches above the wrist
joint, and came out inside the arm, two
inches about the wrist joint, shattering
the large bono of the arm. Harrington
lired three shots after the man, who made
his escape. His description of the man
corresponds exactly with that of Fred
ericks. Sherifl Inlow and Marshal Maben
have offered a reward of fSO for tho arrest
of tbe man.
Lnst Scon Making Ills Way to the San
.Innn Islands.
Port Townsend (Wash.), Aug. 10.—M.
M. Murphy, formerly Private Secretary
to Governor Sempla of Washington, who
resides at Victoria, says that Key. A. R.
Reams, who was recently arrested at
Victoria on a charge of abducting Lacy
Pucker of Merced, Cal., rodo with bim
in a buggy from Victoria toSamisch. At
tho latter place Reams purchased a large
supply of cooked provisions and em
ployed Indians to take him across the
straits to San Juan Island. Reams
changed his personal appearance as much
_i^ I .^sible, and exhibited considerable
mouey. After reaching the American
side, among the lower sound islands, it is
a very easy matter to work his way out
of the country.
A Chinaman Murdered on tho Stcoets
of Santa Monica.
I.oa An.;i.i.i.s, Aug. b>.—A special from
Sauta Monica to the _Ect_pre___ states that
Wong Ah Yen shot and killed (^uon Yak
iu front of Sam Lee's laundry at Santa
Monica, on Fourth street, between Futaw
avenue and Railroad street. Wong Ah
Yen is a highbinder and belongs to the
Charley Ah Hun faction. Luring the
murder trial of Won Ah Woom, Ah Yen
was a witness for the prosecution. It was
stated at the time of the trial that much
difficulty, ifnot bloodshed, would result i
from the testimony of the Chinaman, j
This is supposed to be the lirst result of
the matter.
Irrigation in San Diego County.
San Dieoo. August 10. — Tbe new
Directors of the MU Tecarte Land and
Water Company met here and elected T.
K. Pope of San Francisco President and
George 11. Matiield Vice-President. The
company is getting in shape to construct
a great irrigation system in the southern
part of this county.
Eatal Uotol Fire lv Washington.
Si ..K.v.NE, Aug. 10.—Two lives were lost
at Northport, *U ashington, last night, by
the burning ofthe Commercial Hotel.
George Shields, a bartender, was so
badly burned that he died in a few min
utes, and Frank Ingle suffered injuries
which caused his death a lew hours later.
Others were severely burned.
Fresno's Masonic* Temple.
Fresno, Aug. 10.—.1. G. James, owner
of the Masonic Temple, which was
wrecked by Sunday morning's lire, is
having the debris removed preparatory
to rebuilding at once. Plans for the new
structure will bo considered to-night.
Fnneral of Senator Jones' Mother.
Santa Monica, Aug. lo.—The funeral
of Mrs. Mary A. Jones, mother of Sena
tor John P. Jones and S. L. Jones, will
take place to-morrow from tho family
residence of tho Senator in this place at
10 a. it.
Marshal Br elteubueh Discharged.
Santa Rosa, Aug. 10.—Marshal Brcit
enbach was examined this afternoon on
a chargo of embezzlement and discharged
by Justice Brown.
Grand Army Encampment Closed.
Santa I'.aui'.aha, Aug. 10.—The South
ern California encampment of the Grand
Army, held here, closed this evening.
Ono World's Record Lowered at
Chicago, Aug. 10.—(me world's record
was broken at tho League of American
Wheelmen's tournament to-day. The
mile competition tandem record was low
ered from 2:20 to 2:20 2-5 by A. D. Crooks
and M. Dirmbergor of Builalo, who de
feated F. Waller and L. I>. Munger of
Chicago. Zimmerman had no troublo in
winning two races in which he was en
Mile opon, Zimmerman won tho first
heat in 27,2 3-5, H. C. Tyler the second in
2:53 3-5.
Half-mile, National championship, H.
C Tyler won in 1:12 2-5.
One mile open, run twice, H. C. Tyler
of Springfield won in 2:38 3-5.
Two mile nation championship, G. L.
Cary of Boston wou in 5:07.
Quarter of a mile open, A. A. Zimmer
man of New York won in 0:31 1-5.
Two mile handicap, lirst heat, 11. R.
.Steonson of Xew York, 200 yards, won in
1:43; second heat, A. X. French of Cleve
land, 200 yards, won in 4:35 3-5; third
beat, J. P. Clark ol* Boston, Ki.s yards,
won in 4:38; fourth heat, E. L. Blanvelt
of Elizabeth, N. J.. 180 yards, won in
4:48 2-5; linal heat, W. L. Swcudeman of
Heh na. bio yards, won in 4:35 1-5.
Oue mile, national championship, Zim
merman of Xew York won in 2:20.
Half a mile, 1:2:1 class, J. p. Clark of
Boston won in 1:112-5.
A liig Crowd Witnesses the Races at
Dktiu>it, Aug. 10.—Tho blistering rays
of the sun heated everything except tho
water this afternoon when the closing
races of the World's Columbian Regatta
were rowed. The courso was smooth as
glass. A big crowd was preseul. Sum
Senior singles, John J. Byan of the
Sunnysides of Toronto won in 10:211.
Junior singles, W. E. I. Paine of
tho Argonauts of Toronto won in 10:351.
Double sculls, the Stars of Buffalo won
In 9:442.
Junior fours, lthe Wyaudottes won in
9.23 J.
Senior pairs, the Dotroits won in 10:05.
Senior eights, tho Atlantas of New
York rowed over tho course in 7:55 1-5.
International fours, the Xew York
Athletic Club won in s : u7.
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Tho Xavahoe Again Defeated by Brit
ish Yachts.
London, Aug. 10.—Tho raeo for tho
Rydetown cup, under the auspices of tho
Koyal Victoria Yacht Club, took place
to-.lay. The courso was forty miles,
sailed ovor twice. The contestants got off
in the following order: Satanita, Xava
hoe, Britannia, Calluna.
The weather was beautiful, and tho
wind light from the west. Tho Britannia,
third to get away, soon passed the Satan
ita and Xavahoe. Meantime the Nava
hoe passed the Satanita, and when tho
Critannia went to the front, the Ameri
can yacht was a good second.
The fust round of the finished time is
given below: Britannia, \2s33SSI; Satan
ita, 123&55; Calluna, 1238:59, Navaboe,
1 -:.-:.*>(_..
The Britannia finished first, Satanita
secoud, Calluna third and Navhoo fourth.
Lira Notes. Postage Stamps and Tokens
Used to Bemedy tho Evil.
Home, Aug. 10.—The great want of
small silver in Italy, owing to a riso in
the rate of exchange, the continual illegal
exportation of silver to France and
Switzerland, has induced a linn in Milan
to coin tokens, which are generally ac- !
cepted. Other merchants use lira notes
and postage stamps to remedy the evil.
The Minister of Finance has ordered the
issue of bronzo coins to the amount of
(2,000,000, and 1-lira notes to the amount
. This appears to bo the only
remedy, as the Latin Union Convention
does not allow the issue of such an
amount of small silver.
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Village* -w«-j)t Away.
Vienna, Aug. 10.—The waterspout of
Saturday committed terrible ravages in
Styria. The town of Goestins was nearly
ruined and hundreds narrowly escaped
with their lives. Nineteen villages were
inundated and the whole country was
devastated. Many ewes and lambs per
ished and crops were ruined. At least
nine persons were drowned.
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Union Pacific Employes' Time Cut.
Omaha, Auk. 10.— The Union Pacific
has issued an order cutting down the
time of shopmen along the system an
other hour per day, making the time
thirty-five hours per week, seven hours a
day and no work Saturday.
WHOLE NO. 16,1 (J.>.
Lawrence T. Neal Nominated for
Governor on the First Ballot.
Tbe Platform Approves the Cnrrency
aud Tariff Planks of the Platform
of the National Convention Held nC
Chicago, and Expresses Confidence
That tho Present Congress WIU
Dovlso Laws for the Relief of tho
Peoplo as Outlined by Presidont
Special to the Kf.cori.-Union.
Cincinnati. Aug. 10.—The free silver
men scored first blood to-day in the
Gubernatorial tight in < Uiio. The Demo
cratic Stato Convention to nominate a
State ticket assembled in Music Hall at (»
o'clock this morning. The hall was
elaborately decorated.' At tho opening
there was practically no change in the
situation. It was Laurence T. Neal, aa
out-and-out silverito, against the lield,
with Baker next in strength.
The outcome was entirely problemati
cal, though the determination of the
Platform Committee to give freo silver a
cold shoulder was something of a blow to
tho Ncal mon, but they claimed they
would be able to nominate him on tha
second ballot at tho furthest.
The Baker men said they could not
lose and tho Taylor men made a lika
lt was 9:30 beforo the delegates were iis
their seats.
Then, alter prayer. Chairman Crites of
the State Central Committeo, delivered a
brief address, in which he took a crack at
"Shermanism, McKinleyism and Repub
licanism" as responsible for the financial
ills of the country, and named Hon. < '„
H. Bargar as temporary Chairman.
Bargar, in his speech, said: "Cleve
land left his Republican successor a sur
plus of plOO,OOO,1n0 in tbe Treasury, with
annual revenues of $95,000,000 in excess
of the expenditures, with gold and sil
ver purchasod and coined and not stored
away as useless metal; freo gold abovo
the* reserve of (93,000,000 and a gold
Stream from Kurope turuod toward our
shores, tho net gain during Cleveland's
administration being nearly $55,000,000.
Four years of Republican control lelt
tho country confronted with the ques
tion, What shall we do with tho
deficiency? as a result of reckless ex
travagance, yet the Republicans, who
were responsible for this condition ..f
allairs. hopoil to prolit by it politically
through the distress of the masses.
"In other words, they hoped the peo
ple would censure tho assignee of an im
provident, re.'l.iess spendthrift and re
ward the spendthrift that caused tho
troublo with which the assignee mnst
deal." Hcthen took up the silver ques
tion, declaring tho Constitution of tho
I'nited States never intonded tho Gov
ernment should purchase and store either
gold or silver, but that it should lix tho
weight of coins. Congress might, how
ever, limit tho coinage, but coinago
should be free up to its limitation.
Tho currency should be based on coin,
but the ratio should not be controlled by
the ideas ofthe Governments of Kurope,
nor bo dominated by those of a singlo
city in this country whoso interests turn
toward Kurope. He declared tho party
was still in favor of tariil' reform tind de
nied that the bank failures were the re
sult of the fears of the peoplo that this re
form would interfere with tho industries
of the country.
The temporary organization was then
made permanent.
Tin: I'l.AifiiitM.
Tho pi atform was then read. It ap
provesthe platform of the .National Con
vention at C hicago, especially the tariff
and currency planks: congratulates the
country on the prospect of the measures
of relief as outlined by tho President's
Message: expresses conlidenco that a
Democratic Congress will devise wiso
laws to that end, and continues as fol
"The financial situation is an unfortu
nate legacy of Republican administra
tion. It is the natural result erf the Mc-
Kinley tariff and the Sherman silver law,
the extravagance oftho party lately in
power and tho creation and fostering of
trusts and corrupt combinations by that
party, all combining to shape credit,
creato distrust in tho money of the coun
try and paralyze its business. We rec
ommend that Xational banks bo.per
mitted to issue currency to an amouut
cental to the par valuo of United states
bonds deposited with tho Troasurerof tho
United States, to the end that tho volume
of the currency be immediately in
The platform then declares that tho in
terest of every true soldier and pensioner
demands that the pension roll bomadeand
preserved a roll of honor; declares in fa
vor of a just and liberal recognition of
the claims of veterans, and favors grant
ing them all that patriotism could ask
and National gratitude demand; but that
the granting at pensions on fraudulent
claims for partisan purposes, in contra
vention of law, as practiced under the
last administration, needs investigation
and correction, the party pledging itself
that the rightful claim of no Union sol
dier to a pension shall be denied nor the
allowance of any worthy pensioner dis
The platform closes by saying tho coun
try has au abiding faith in the integrity,
patriotism and exalted courage of Presi
dent Cleveland. "True to the people,
watchful of their interests, he will enforco
honest and economical methods in tho .
conduct of public affairs and secure to
every section the blessings of good gov
The platfoim was adopted with a
Then Neal, Taylor, Clark, _________ and
Baker wero put in nomination for Gov
ernor, and Neal was chosen on lirst
ballot, a decided triumph for the free sil
ver men.
The ballot stood: Neai, 4871; Taylor,
:.:_. Baker, 1®; Clark,63; Let/., .7.
Colonel \V. A. Taylor of Columbus was
nominated ior Lieutenant-Governor by

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