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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. HATES DEWEY AND SCHLEY Is This the Secret of Crown ' inshield's Popularity? HE IS VERY ACTiyE Takes Personal Command of the Anti-Schley Forces. 3HAGRINED BY DEWEY'S CHOICE itimlral HonleNon Selected as a Member of the Court of Inquiry. : Washington. Aug. 6.—Rear Ad- : : miral Henry I. Howison has been : : selected to fill the vacancy on the : : Schley court of inquiry caused by : : the inability of Rear Admiral : : Kimberly to serve. Admiral : : Howison is one of several offl- : : cers whom Admiral Schley named : : to the department as satisfactory : : to him. The appointment is also : : satisfactory to Captain Parker, : : Admiral Schley's assistant «oun- : : sel. : Unw Ymrk Sun Sgtaolat 8m r Wo* Washington, D. C. Aug. 6.— devel opment of the approaching Schley inquiry is the activity of every one con nected with the bureau of . navigation. Rear Admiral Crowninshield has . taken personal command of the anti-Schley forces and is directing the preparation of the case against Schley. He will leave nothing undone to secure the complete humiliation of the rear admiral, and as he appears to have the sympathy and co operation of Secretary Long and Assistant Secretary Hackett, he is not apt to be hampered in his benevolent purpose. ,., Crowninshield Hnten Dewer. Crowninshield is said to be mortified and chagrined over the appointment of Admiral Dewey as the president of the court. He hates Dewey'with a eordialilty that is only equalled by his hatred of Schley and he was desirous that some other officer be appointed to preside at the coming inquiry. Crowninsjiield em ployed all of his influence to prevent Dewey from being ordered to the Asiatic station during the winter of 1898. He foresaw that the assignment might turn out to be important and wanted it for one of the coterie of favorites who basked in the sun of the chief of the bureau of navigation. Senator Proctor of Vermont, however, proved to have a more potent pull at the White House than Crownin shield, and Dewey was ordered to Hong ko"*. the commodore reported at the bureau of navigation for instructions just previous to his departure from Washing ton, Crowningshield, In the language of a gentleman who is familiar with the facts, "gave him a nasty reception." He was unable to conceal the sense of defeat which he felt because Commodore Dewey had been assigned to an important com mand against his wishes. Dewey Equal to Him. When Dewey was about to leave the office Crowninshield found himself unable to keep down the anger and resentment that were consuming him and turning to Dewey exclaimed: "Commodore, I desire to say to you that I cannot approve the manner m which you obtained this assignment. Officers of the navy should not resort to politicians to secure assignments." Dewey looked Crowninshield in the eyp for a moment before retorting with thai sailor-like candor and bluntness for which he is famous: "Crowninshield, what are you trying to give me? How did you get to be chief of the bureau of navigation?" Then he turned on his heel and strode out of the office without awaiting an ex planation from Crowninshield. The com modore was aware'that Crowninshield had obtained his berth through the influence of politicians, chief of whom was Senator Platt of New York. THE SBW MEMBER Admiral Hovrlson One of the Young- «-st Retired Officers. Washington, Aug. 6.—Rear Admiral Howiaon, who has been appointed on the Bchley court of inquiry, is one of the youngest retired officers of his grade hav ing been retired Oct. 10, 1899, when he reached the age of sixty-two. During the early pert of the war he served on block ide duty, but later participated in the bat tle of Mobile bay as commander of the U. S. S. Bienville. It is rather an inter esting coincidence that he was in com mand of the cruiser Vandalia at Samoa, which later went down in the hurricane in Apia harbor while flying the flag of Rear Admiral Kimberly, who had succeeded him as senior officer on the station and whom he now succeeds on this court. He was in command cf the Boston navy yard during the Spanish war and later was commander of the South Atlantic station. He made the famous long-distance cruise around Agrica in the Chicago, as the last act of his active career, arriving in New York the day before Admiral Dewey arrived in the Olympia. It will be remembered that although he outranked Admiral Sampson, who was in command of the receiving fleet at that time, he re frained from assuming command but cour teously allowed Admiral Sampson to do the honors upon that celebrated occasion A preliminary list of the witnesses who ■will be called to appear before the court has been prepared at the navy department Some of these ofllcers are on foreign sta tions and will be obliged to leave for home almost immediately in order to ar rive in time. Admiral Schley has also submitted a list of witnesses, some of whom are on foreign stations and these also will be ordered home. TEACHERS FOR WINONA President >lillapau»h Home From au Kaitprn Trip. Bpecial to The Journal. Winona, Minn.. Aug. 6.—President Mills paugh of the Normal school is home from an eastern trip. He reports all vacancies in the normal faculty filled except one. The- new teachers engaged are as fol lows: w. H, Munson, physics, chemistry, biology; Miss Helen C. Willard of Brook Tramps Seize an Omaha Train Special to The Journal. Mankato Minn., Aug. 6.-The police were called on early this morning «by a mes sage from the conductor of the Omaha freight train, No. 20, St. James, to be at the station and artest fifteen armed tramps who had taken forcible possession of the train. The tramps dropped off at stations before reaching Mankato and none was left when the train arrived here. Tramps are numerous, while fanners come to the city daily begging for help to harvest the crop and offering larje wages lyn, elocution; Miss Mary Lowell of Union City, Mich., general teacher; Miss Carrie Saunders of St. Paul, critic teacher. Congressman James A. Tawney is home from a trip on the great lakes and his visit to the Buffalo exhibition. He reports no single exhibit there attracts as much attention there as the model of Minne sota's new capitol in butter. UNYIELDING Strike In San Francisco Will Go Richt On. San Francisco, Aug. 6.—Negotiations for a settlement of the labor troubles have re sulted in failure. Indications now are that the strike will not be ended until after a bitt«r and protracted struggle. The Em ployers' Association declines to re-employ its men unless they will agree not to go on sympathetic strikes or use sympathetic boycotts; but as neither side would yield, the negotiations conducted by Mayor Phe lan are closed. That the San Francisco labor council entertains the same opinion i; 5 evidenced by its course in entering the contest for the first time and calling out the sand teamsters. This will seriously cripple the building trades and may de prive many other men of employment. Shipping in this port remains pretty well tied up, although some of the big steamship companies are keeping up work en the docks, lodging and boarding their non-union employes on board vessels which have been converted into temporary ho tels. New York, Aug. 6.—lt ia stated that rep resentatives of the Union Iron Works of San Francisco are in the city to engage machinists, boiler-makers and molders for the company's employ. CHANGES ITS NAME Bankers' Life Becomes the Minne- sota Mutual Life. REINCORPORATES AS "OLD LINE" It* Net Surplus Larger Than 13 of the 3tt Old Line ComuanleM In Minnesota. A very important change took place in insurance circles yesterday, when the Bankers' Life association of St. Paul, passed out of existence as an assessment company and reincorporated as a regu lar or "old line" company. Thi3 change was a result of the an nual meeting of the members held at the general offices in the Fire and Marine building. The meeting was well attended and the articles of reincorporation, which were embodied in a resolution, had, with the exception of one, the sup port of* all members present. The secretary's report for the fiscal year ending July 31, showed assets over and above all liabilities available for the payment of mortuary claims in the sum of $1,677,224.32, being an increase over the previous year of $101,955. Before ad journment resolutions were offered by E. W. Durant, of Stillwater, and Jacob Stone, of Minenapolis, expressing confi dence in the management and commend ing the officers and board of trustees for the honest and able manner in which the affairs of the association had been conducted. Under the articles of reincorporation the name of the company is changed to the Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance company, and is authorized to transact the business cf life, accident, health and every insurance pertaining to life. According to the last financial report filed in the office of the state insurance commissioner, the assets of the company as of Dec. 30, 1900, amounted to $1,413, --011.68 with liabilities including the legal reserve, computed according to mor tality table, the same as required by old line companies, to be maintained in the sum of $785,723, leaving a net surplus over and above all liabilities of $627,288, this being a greater amount than shown by thirteen of the thirty-nine regular companies reporting to and operating in Minnesota as of that date. It also had a larger surplus than any old line com pany west of Pennsylvania with one ex ception. President Palmer 1, when asked why under such conditions his company had made the change, said: "Owing to the failure of the various weak assessment companies during the past few years, there has been a feeling of distrust against all companies on this plan, and which made It impossible for the better class of companies to secure new busi ness. The principle of assessment insur ance is undoubtedly correct, but from a practical standpoint it has been proven a failure. If members were compelled to pay their "assessments as levied, as the companies are required to meet their ob ligation, it would be an ideal plan." He further stated "that the transformation process had been going in for over two years, but owing to the absence of any provision in the statutes were compelled to wait until the legislature convened. Before the resolution of reincorporation was adopted the business of the com pany was practically on a level premium or old line basis, as over 80 per cent of the certificate holders realizing the ne cessity of a change, voluntarily sur rendered their old certificates and ac cepted policies with increased premium charges computed according to standard tables of mortality." He also stated that the company for the present would write only life and investment insurance. The reincorporation of the company in no way interferes with the rights of the old mortuary certificate holders and will be continued on the same basis as here tofore. Section 10 of the old articles of incorporation, which pertained to the guarantee trust fund, was in its entirety incorporated in the new articles. In the future the company will be compelled to eliminate the "emergency" or "assess ment" clause and will be "required to issue policies with fixed premiums, abso lutely guaranteeing that the cost shall never be increased. Clarence E. Secor will continue with the new organization in the capacity of east ern field manager, and former insurance commisssioner, J. A. O'Sbaughnessy, will have charge of the western field. A corp of experienced agents are already em ployed and will commence immediately an active canvass for new business. The business of the company will be extended to every state as quickly as possible. In anticipation of the action taken yester day, the officers and actuary of the com pany have prepared a numt»er of poli cies with very attractive features, and in addition to those all standard forms will be written. This is the first company or ganized under the old line laws of Minne sota, which is somewhat singular in view of the fact tkat every other state of any prominence Iras from one to ten life in surance companies. The Minnesota Mu tual Life is therefore a distinctively home concern, and will no doubt receive its share of the money which annually leaves the state for the purchase of for eign insurance. The following are the officers of the company: President, Timothy R. Palmer vice president, General John B. San born; secretary, Douglas Putnam; treas urer, C. H. Bigelow; medical director, Charles L. Greene. Board of trustees, Charles H. Bigelow, General John B. Sanborn, Maurice Auerbach, Crawfor'd* Livingstone and J. F. R. Foss. TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1901. STRIKE TO BE EXTENDED President Shaffer to Issue Order This Afternoon TO CLOSE ALL MILLS Men in Every Establishment of the Combine to Be Called Out. PREVIOUS NOTICE TO TRUST Threat of General Strike if Over ture* for Peace* Were Not Forthcoming?* , * . : Pittsburg, Aug. 6.—A ctrcu- : : lar prepared by President : : Shaffer notifies the manufactur- : : ers that he proposes to order : : out the men in the plants of : : the United States Steel corpora- : : tion now operating with men be- : : longing to the Amalgamated As- : : sociation if they do not make : : overtures of peace. The circu- : : lar was approved by the Amalga- : : mated board and will be printed : : and sent out this evening. : : The Leader says President : : Shaffer announced this afternoon : : that the general order calling : : out all the Amalgamated men in : : all of the steel combine mills to : : strike will go out this afternoon. : : He declined to give out a copy of : : the order in advance of its re : ceipt by the lodges. He said it : : will go to them before being : : made public. : ••W Pittsburg, Aug. 6.—No general strike or der was issued by President Shaffer this morning and it may be delayed beyond the time limit made by him yesterday. He says there are sufficient reasons for the delay, but the only apparent cause is said to be the hope entertained that the offi cers of the big steel corporation may soon realize the serious results that will follow a general closing of the union plants and make overtures for peace. The Amalga mated association, it is explained, does not want to take hasty action and proposes to rest quietly for a while. Officials of the steel combines apparently are not worrying over the delay and seem to be confident as ever that they will win. They are encouraged over the delay in issuing the strike order and believe it is due to the fact that the officers of the workers' organization are not certain of their ability to bring out the union men desired. One thing appears certain —Pres- ident Shaffer will not call out the men before the latter part of the week. President Shaffer, It is said, is preparing notices to the different companies which states he intends to oall the men out. These notices probably will go out to-day. At the Various Mill*. No attempt has been made to start any of the mills in this city, but a rumor was current to-day that an effort will be made to start the Painter mill nonunion this week. Two mills of the Hyde Park plant at Leechburg, which started up yesterday, worked through the night and are still in operation. No trouble has occurred, but a clash between the strikers • aad non union men at midnight was narrowly averted. The Amalgamated association is en gaged in strengthening its organization in the two rolling mills of the National Tube company at McKeesport and it is now announced that every man in the Boston plant will come out and that 85 per cent of the men in the National mill are members of the association. The Amalgamated officials, also claim that in spite of the vigilance of the mill officials, lodges have been formed in the Carnegie mills at Homestead and Duquesne. The plant at WellsvHle, Ohio, is work ing stronger to-day than at any time since the strike began. Five of the six mills were running and Manager Brook man says it will only be a question of a day or so until the plant will be running In full capacity. The strikers are orderly and are no longer interfering -with the nonunion men. President Shaffer expressed satisfaction with the situation, but would not talk. It has been suggested that an Idvisory board of national labor representatives be formed to assist President Shaffer and his lieu tenants. This board is expected to fur nish the sinews of war. counsel with the Amalgamated officers and solicit boht financial and moral asistance. RAY OF HOPE Ample Warning to Be Given Before the Strike Extends. Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 6.—Just a faint glimmer of hope that the great steel workers' strike will be settled was em bodied in a statement given out by Presi dent Shaffer of the amalgamated associa tion last night. When asked if he would pursue the same policy in ordering a strike in the mills of the Federal Steel, the Na tional Steel and the National Tube com panies as he did in calling out the men In the mills of the American Tin Plate company, he replied: If It had not been for the determination on my part, the general strike would have been ordered Saturday night. Before calling out the tinworkers and after failing to get any satisfaction from the officials of the American Sheet Steel company and the American Steel Hoop company, President Shaffer sent a tele gram to Vice President Warner Arms of the American Tin Plate company, notify ing him that under article 19, section 35, of the constitution, of the amalgamated association, he would be obliged to call out the tinworkers in all mills owned by the United States Steel corporation unless the difficulty was settled within a period of ten days. As a result of this notice, Mr. Arms sue ALL HE DOES SAVE. John Chinaman—Well I "saved my face" any way. ceeded in getting together another con ference and a vain attempt was made to settle the dispute and prevent a strike which would involve the tin mills. The conference was the one that broke up in the Hotel Lincoln three weeks ago last Saturday. In order to be equally fair to the other constituent companies of the United States Steel corporation, and accord them the same treatment, President Shaffer has sent a similar notice to the officers of the Federal Steel company, the National Steel company and the National Tube company, giving them the same time in which to make any effort they may desire to bring about a settlement, or he will put in force this same clause in the amalgamated as sociation's constitution. It is presumed that the delay in issuing the general order will be at least until the end of the present week. Possibly it will not be issued until early next week. In thrf meantime the men in the mills of thA^ three companies will be prepared to <^£Rfc out when the strike or der is issued. The possibility of a settlement of the strike is based on the bare hope that the officials of the three additional compa nies will bring to bear sufficient influence to urge an adjustment of the difficulty before the strike order is issued. STARTING IN CLEVELAND American Tin Plate Company Re opening a Mill. Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 6.—Fires were lighted to-day in the furnaces of the hoop milling department of the Crescent works of the American Tin plate company. This plant has been closed since the in auguration of the Amalgamated strike. The superintendent of the mill said operations would be resumed this after noon and declared that the old men would return to work. Strike leaders, however, denounced the latter statement as false. While they admitted that there might be a few desertions from their ranks, not enough men, it was aaid, vrould be se cured to operate the mill. Indications to-day point to the aban donment by the United States Steel cor poration of the plan to operate a hoop mill in Cleveland. A big force of men was put to work this morning removing the hoop machinery from the mill. It Is understood the building will be now used as a bloom mill. It is also stated on good authority that the steel corporation will abondon its 12 and 18-inch mills at Newburg and that they will shortly be equipped as bloom mills. The manufac ture of blooms is not affected by the pres ent strike. ITALIANS EJECTED Fight With Hungarians in an Ohio Mill. Steubenvilte, Ohio, Aug. -«.-~At the Na tional Steel; company's furnace at Mlngo Junction to-day, several hundred striking Hungarians tried to take their; old ■ posi tions, which had been filled by " Italians. A fierce.fight followed which ended in the Italians being badly worsted and . ejected Irom the mill. All the Hungarians t who went out are now . back at work in; their former positions: • « « " . r ")'■ Millar* V. £ Robbins 7of Huron, S. D., hss been appointed i weather observer at that Dlaee 1 at;sß4Q a !,year,*'-V;', •■'■■; ""/■"■_ , "■;'-■: ;--,■-:, ,-. x ,.- , SHAKING HP IN OLD IOWA Members of the "Machine" Sniff Defeat. NEW MEN AND POLICIES Cummins Leads Off' Strong for Gov ernor. PLAN TO UNITE ON HARRIMAN "Machine" Wants Him for a Muses, but Can He Deliver the Goods? From a Staff Correspondent. Cedar Rapids, lowa, Aug. 6. —The ma chine, which has controlled the republican party of lowa for fifteen years past, and has fought its battles with almost unfail- ing success, is in the throes of its death struggle. lowa republicanism is about to lay aside its old leaders and take up new men and new policies. Nothing short of an egregrlous blunder by his own men or a marvelous coup by the machine lead ers can prevent the nomination of A. B. Cummins for governor to-morrow. As the lines are now drawn, he has 750 votes that he can positively count on for the first ballot. He must have 821 to nom inate. There are 437 delegates from the south ern counties of the state, the so-cailed "Q reservation," who are not for any particular candidate, but for "anybody to beat Cummins." Senator Trewin has about 160 votes which are for him first, but are strongly anti-Cummins, and nearly all can be diverted to some other candi date. But the Herriot and Harrlman delegates are, as a rule, friendly to Cum mins. Any attempt to deliver them to another candidate will send them pell mell into the Cummins camp. Anything; to Beat Cummins. In room 152 of the Grand Hotel a fate ful conference is going on to-day. There the machine "steering committee" is try ing to solve the problem of combining all the elements on "some one to beat Cum mins." They do not care who it is. Candidates Trewin, Herriott and Har riman have put themselves ni the hands of this committee. It consists of the follow ing men: Ed. Knott, of Waverly; and J. W. Bly, cf Mason City, representing Harriman; H. O. Weaver, of Wapello, chairman of the state committee, and H. G. McMillan, of Cedar Rapids, representing Trewin; N. M. Hubbard, Jr., of Cedar Rapids, and C. W. Johnston, of Dcs Moines. Representing Conger. The master spirits of this con ference, however, are J. W. Blythe, of Burlington, Grear's old manager ,and Judge Hubbard of Cedar Rapids. Harriman as Pool Candidate. This committee will decide on either Harriman or Herriott, or a dark horse. In ail probability Harriman will be the Mosos chosen to lead the bewildered hoats. His third district delegates cannot be delivered, and unless he is the candi date Cummins will get them. Some of Herriott's delegates could be delivered to Harriman, but there is already a rebellion among them at the very suggestion. The steering committee scheme, though the only possible way to beat Cummins, is not popular with Herriott and Harriman dele gates, who declare that they are not cat tle, and cannot be delivered. Herriott's own county of Guthrie is for Cummins should a break come. John W. Foster, of Guthrie Center, gen erally considered Herriott's manager, was asked yesterday to sit In with the steer ing committee, but refused, saying frank ly that he was for Cummins in case Her riott gives up. Where Weaver Cornea In. There is a rift in the Harriman lute Also. Judge f. M. Weaver, «C lowa Falls, 10 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. GREAT HAUL OF GOLD BULLION Thieves Tunnel to Smelting Works and Secure Treasure Valued at $340,000. Strew Their Tracks With Red Pepper in View of Possible Blood hound Pursuit. San Francisco, Aug. 6.—Gold bullion valued, at $340,000 was tsolen from the Selby smelting works at Vallejo during the night. Access to the strong room, where the bullion was stored, was secured through a tunnel, which the thieves had bored from the edge of San Francisco bay to the building, some distance from the water's edge. It is supposed that the thieves took their plunder away by boat. The Selby smelter is the largest on the Pacific coast. Ores are sent there from all parts of the western slope for reduc tion. The works are located near the bay shore about thirty miles from San Francisco, and through the clever device of tunnelling the loose sand the robbers secured the princely sum, the loss of which was not discovered until after the works resumed operation to-day. A. J. Ralston, president of the company, stated that the thieves had excavated a tunnel between three and four hundred feet long from a point near the railroad tunnel and under the strong room con nected with the works and had secured bars of bullion aggregating in value $340,000, and had transported the gold to a boat in waiting near the company's wharf. In their hurry to get away the robbers is a candidate for supreme judge. He Is a third district man, and his county, Hardin, sent a Harriman delegation. They are for Weaver first, however, and so are the del egates from other counties of northern lowa. They declare openly to-day that they are ready to go to Cummins if it will ensure Weaver's nomination. A deal of this kind will probably be put through. Judge Towner could have had the nomina tion had he been first with the Cummins people, but Towner could not bring the eighth district delegates to Cummins. They are anti-Cummine first and for Towner afterwards. An Early Finish. The contest will be settled early to-mor row afternoon. The machine will test its strength on the report of the credentials committee and will win or lose its fight then and there. Cummins will not' at tempt to control this committee, but will have four members out of the eleven. The machine program is to report in favor of unseating sixteen Cummins dele gates from Jackson county, twelve from Carroll county and six from Polk county, thirty-four in all. The Cummins men will present a minority report and light it out on the floor. This will bring out the real strength, and if it carries the convention Cummins will be as good as nominated. The anti-Cummins managers are keep ing up a stiff upper lip, and claim they have a fighting chance to win. They have stiffened r.he failing nerve of many dele gates, but the old stagers already sniff de feat and frankly admit that it looks like Cummins. Train Load of Cummins Rooters. There were 2,500 strangers in Cedar Rapids this morning and at 11:30 th« Cummins special from Dcs Moines pulled In its 600 rooters, adding much to tho general hilarity. Nearly all the delegates are on the ground and to-morrow a great influx of visitors is expected, bringing the total attendance up to 10,000. The con vention hall will only seat about 3,900. The district delegations will caucus at 9 a. m. to-morrow to select one mem •ber each of the credentials, resolutions and permanent organization committees. The convention meets at 1 o'clock and after the speeches and arrangement of committees will take a noon recess. Dur ing that recess the committees will do their work, and on reassembling at 2 o'clock the real battle will begin. Here is a complete list of the candidates for all offices: The Candidates. Governor—A. B. Cummins, Dcs Moines: James H. Trewin, Lansing, Allamakee coun ty; W. A. Harriman, Hampton, Franklin county; John Herriott, Stuart, Guthrie coun ty; E. H. Conger, Dcs Moines; Sidney A.. Poster, Dcs Moines; Major Samuel Mahon, Ottumwa. Lieutenant Governor—David Brant, Clinton; W. H. Klemme, Ridgeway, Winneshiek county. Supreme Judge—H. M. Towner. Corning, Adams county; S. M. Weaver, lowa Falls, Hardin county; C. A. Bishop, Dcs Moines; A. L». * Dewey, Washington. Railroad Commissioner—Welcome Mowry, 12,000 Ton Barge Canal Projected New York, Aug. 6. —The executive committee of the Canal association of Greater New York has just reached an important conclusion in relation to its future work. The committee has been wavering on the question whether the promise of a deep waterway from the lakes to the seaboard entirely under national control did not offer better prospects of prompt attainment than a 12,000 ton barge canal. The cause of the wavering was the publication of the detailed report of the deep waterways committee. This report has now been thoroughly digested and studied by the com mittee and it has been formally decided that the interests of New York will be bet ter served by a 12,000 ton barge canal than the larger project. DALY INHERITANCE TAX Sam of f83,702 Paid by the Estate in Montana. Special to The Journal. Helena, Mont., Aug. 6.—State Treasurer A. H. Barrett to-day received $50,221 In heritance tax from the estate of the late Marcus Daly. This Is more than the state has received from all other estates com bined since the inheritance tax law went into effect, in 1897. The total tax from the Daly estate was $83,702. Of this amount 60 per cent went to the state of Montana, while the remainder was paid to the county treasurers of Deer Lodge and Powell counties, which were a single county with the county seat at Anaconda when Mr. Daly died. The state treasurer has paid the money Into the general fund. left one bar on the teach. The robberf took the unusual precaution of strewing their tracks with red pepper, presumably to prevent bloodhounds from taking the trail. Each bar of bullion was numbered and a. description is now in the hands of tha detectives. President Ralston states that the rob bers cannot dispose of the bullion without having it remelted and mixed with other metals. He is of the opinion that they buried the gold or sunk it in the bay awaiting a convenient time for its re moval. There are but few smelters on this coast where gold can be remelted. President Ralston stated that he had ab solutely no clue as to the identity of the robbers. At the Selby -works the gold is kept in a steel lined strong room. The robbers tun neled until they got directly under th» room and then cut through the floor. The tunnel was skilfully constructed and mult have been the work of many days. Once in the strong room the thieves had only to help themselves to all in sight. Bullion is sent each day from Selby'g San Francisco office to the smelter ty a special boat. The boat arrived at th» works as usual to-day with a consignment of bullion and the strong room was opened so that it could be stored. Then it was that the smelter officials discovered their loss. Tama county; Ed C. Brown, Sheldon, O'Briea county. State Superintendent—B. C. Barrett, Oaage, Mitchell county. There is a fight over every position but the last, but no one pays any attention to side shows to-day. All interest Is centered on the governorship. James C. Davis of Keokuk, an antl- Cummins man, will be temporary chair man of the convention. A. M. McCall oC Adel, a Cummins man, will be temporary secretary. The friends of Former Congressman Barber decided before the convention as sembled not to present his name for the state eontrollership and Messrs. Belt and Waddell withdrew from the race for the clerkship of the court of appeals. This left the delegates nothing to do but to nominate by acclamation the following ticket: State controller, Herman S. Platt, Baltimore city; clerk of the court of ap peals, Thomas Parran, Calvert county. —C. B. Cheney. ON THE CONVENTION'S FLOOR Cummins' Followers Will Make Its) light There. By Associated Press. Cedar Rapids, lowa, Aug. C—Delegates to the republican state convention begaa arriving in force to-day and the conven tion light may be said to be on in earnest. Practically all hopes of controlling the fight before the commltteee on credentials have been given up by the Cummins men, as they realize that their chances are something less than even. All their fighting will be done on the floor of the convention and here they claim to have a sure thing at all stages. Delegates who arrived this morning from the ninth dis trict, where the greatest strength of Her riot lies, say that many of them are tot Cummins, and if there is any break from their man, Cummins will get at least ninety votes from them. This Is almost enough to ensure the nomination of Cum mins and will prove such a break in the strength of the opposition as is likely to cause them serious embarrassment. Reports wert spread by the Cummins men to-day that some of his competitors may withdraw during the day, but this is laughed at by the others. They all realize that they will be compelled to unite on one man in order to win and who this man shall be is the sticking point. Nobody is willing to step aside and make a sacrifice of himself In order to provide smooth sailing for somebody else. They have left that with the mem bers of the steering committee which ha 3 absolute control and the commltteee has not as yet made an announcement as to who shall be the standard bearer of the opposition to Mr. Cummins. It is said by many of the followers of Harriman, Trewin, Herriott and Conger that no announcement will be made until after the fight in the committee on cre dentials has been made, but by others it is predicted that it will be known to-day. The selection will without question be made some time to-day, but whether 1 the members of the committee will make an- nouncement of his identity is another matter. All meetings of the committees will be held to-morrow morning, Just pre-» vious to the convention. EMPLOYMENT BUREAU Wisconsin's Helped 633 Persons to : Positions in m Month. • Maison, Wis., Aug. 6.—During last week 170 positions were filled through the agencies of the free state employment , of ces at Superior and- Milwaukee. There were 229 applications for employment and . 233 applications for help. Since the offices were established a month ago, 633 posi tions have been filled. . '■■•*■; " '..''•' - ■■ ■ ' __> Secretary Long has; called for ■ sealed pro* posals for the purchase of the frigate Minne sota, to be opened at the navy department, | In I this city, on the 12th Instant. The appraised value of the . old ship of war is $15,000 and she. will , be, transferred ', to the person ■ offering the * highest i amount ; abo ' that. - Th« '■ train- c action will b« strictly cash. . -.'-.-*. . .