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WANT MORE MONEY Rep. -Elect Underwood's Statement of Alabama Politics. FREE SILVER IN TOE MAJORITY He Thinks itWou'd Increase Prices and Enliven Business. THINKING ' OF ONE THING Among the young men who will be In the Fifty-fourth Congress is Representative elect Underwood of the sixth district of Alabama. Mr. Underwood has been in this city during the past several days making his first visit since his election to Congress. In his district'are included Birmingham ?and Bessemer, his own home being just outside of the former city, where he prac tices law. The representative of the sixth Alabama district is thirty-three years of "age, though a clean shaven face gives him the appear ance of being half a dozen years younger. He was educated at the University of Vir ginia, and when a student there he was quite familiar with Washington, where he visited frequently. He is a native of Ken tucky, Senator Joseph R. Underwood, the colleague of Henry Clay at the time of the iatfer's death, being his grandfather. When Mr. Underwood was graduated from the University of Virginia, ten years ago, he termined to carve out a career in a new field, and that "being at the time Birming ham was beginning to boom he went there and has since remained there practicing law. While taking an active part in politics he did not run for any office until last fall, when he was elected by a majority of 1,1C*J over his republican opponent on the single issue of the tariff, he supporting the policy of tariff reform. They Want More Money. "The people of Alabama, so far as they are thinking of politics," said Mr. Under wood to a Star reporter today, "are think ing of but one thing?that is money. They want more money in circulation. In the campaign I declared myself for the free and unlimited coinage of silver at some ratio which shall preserve the parity of tl^e metals. But silver was not an Issue of the campaign for the reason that my republican opponent was also a free silver man. "I feel sure that Alabama will support any man for the presidency who will come out openly and positively for the free coin age of silver. That is ail there is to Ala bama's view of the presidency. Among the gold democrats of the state Mr. Carlisle is the favorite, hut the free sliver people are largely In the majority. If Cleveland were only a free silver man and would take the reins of our free silver coach I would be sure of success. We regard him as a very able man in Alabama and are sor ry he is not on our side. AYhat Would Ue the ReMalt. 4tThe majority of my party In Alabama are for free coinage at the ratio of 10 to 1, but I have never gone so far as to say what I think the ratio should be. Our idea is that there should be more' money in circulation and that that would result in an increase of prices and a consequent enlivening of business. I believe it to be a fact that an increase of the money in cir culation has always improved the times, even if this increase was In the nature of an inflation, to be ultimately followed by a reaction. We want no spurious money in Alabama, but only metal money that may have a sound value. We look upon an in crease of the circulating medium as in evitable, and it seems to us to be a chclce between more metal money or more na tional bank notes, and the former is re garded as vastly superior to the bank notes. Would Invite the Investment of Capital. "In Alabama the people generally have no Idea that the present silver agitation Is causing Investors to hold back their money. We consider It to be a fact that an increase in the circulating medium would increase price3, and it seems to us that the prospect of such Increase would invite the invest ment of capital. If capital Is being held back there Is but one conclusion, and that is that capitalists think the gold standard will be maintained and that prices will con tract." CAPT. HOWELL'S PROMOTIOX. Belief That He Will (iet It Xotwlth otandln^ Admiral Wnlker'n Opposition Capt. J. A. Howell, commandant of the Washington navy yard, who Is now under going examination at the Navy Depart ment for promotion to the grade of com modore, has been confronted w,lth some re ports adverse to his efficiency made by Admiral Walker while he was in com mand of the squadron of evolution, and Howell was in command of the Atlanta, one of the vessels of the fleet. A dispute occurred between the two officers while the squadron was leaving the harbor of Tou lon, France. According to the story, the admiral wanted to make a smart showing with his vessels as he left the French port, and he gave explicit orders to the various commanders to get into line as quickly as possible. The Atlanta, under Capt. Howell, sustained an accident to her machinery, and did not respond as prompt ly as the admiral thought she should have done. He would not accept Capt. Howell's explanation and put him under suspension, whereupon Capt. Howell wrote to the Sec retary of the Navy asking that the matter be Investigated by a court of inquiry. The department did not think the case required such action and refused the captain's re quest. Admiral Walker was examined as a wit ness in the recent examination proceed ings, and it is understood that he made some sharp and unfavorable comments upon Capt. Howell's professional qualifica tions. Equally strong, if not stronger, evi dence was given by several witnesses in favor of Capt. Howell, and there appears to be no doubt in the minds of the officers of the. department familiar with the case, that he will be recommended for promo tion, notwithstanding many of .his wit nesses to the circumstances at Toulon were unable to testify at the examination be cause of absence from the country, in cluding the chief engineer of the Atlanta at the time of the accident to her ma 'chlnery, who is now on the Columbia at Southampton. THE REPORT NOT CREDITED. Xo Likelihood of Mlnlnter Dnn Be iuK Sneeec-dcd l?y Mr. Connelly. No credence Is placed in the report which comes from Cincinnati that Mr. Dun, Unit ed States minister to Japan, Is to be suc ceeded in office by Mr. Jas. F. Connelly, late United States district attorney at Newark, N. J. The report probably origi nated from the fact that Mr. Connelly was recently appointed United States consul to Osaka and Hioga. He is in bad health, and It was thought a change of climate might prove bi*n?-ficial. Minister Dun has render ed excellent service during the recent trou bles between China and Japan, and stands high in the estimation of the administra tion. Mr. Connelly's assignment to a con sular position in Japan has no connection, so far as can be learned, with the diplo matic service. NATIONAL COMMITTEESHIP Some Eastern Bepublicans Oppose Carter's Continuance as Chairman. lie Is Not Disturbed by Tlicir Crtti ciitms-Circumstance* May Demand a AVcHiorn Chairman Again. The appearance of Senator Carter In the east has occasioned some talk, principally in New York, about making a change in the chairmanship of the republican na tional committee. Mr. Carter is an out spoken advocate of the free coinage of silver, declares that his party should, and hq believes will, give to silver a very sub stantial indorsement in its next national platform, and this has aroused the more extreme of the pound money republicans in the empire state. They are of opinion that Mr. Carter in this is thoroughly unrepre sentative of his party, and should at once | surrender his chairmanship. They would e?-en go to the extent of deposing him in case of a formal refusal on his part to step down and out. Mr. Carter X?t Disturbed. Mr. Carter is not disturbed by this talk. His commission as chairman of the na tional committee holds until after the next republican national convention, and he an nounces quite firmly, though informally, that he will serve his time out. It is ob served by some of Mr. Carter's friends that he did not seek the place at the head of the national committee; that, strangely enough, it came to him for th3 very reason that is now being urged for" his displace ment. The western republicans were a trifle discontented on account of the party's treatment of silver, and the shrewder man agers in the east thought it would be a gcod stroke of policy to recogniz- the west in organizing for the campaign. And so the chairmanship, in this way and in this spirit, was voted to Mr. Carter, and his purpose now is to serve in the office for the full time nominated In the bond. Despite the present talk, may not cir cumstances again arise making the selec tion of a western man to manage their national campaign a wise move for the re publicans? And, if such circumstances do arise, may not the office again be tendered to Mr. Carter? These questions are seri ously asked. The western republicans are again complaining. Some of them are even threatening. They are wedded to the white metal, and are insisting that the east shall not longer dominate the party policy on the money question. This, it is predicted in seme quarters, will result in the adoption of a conciliatory national platform and the calling of a western man to take charge of the campaign. Would He Do It Agra in? But would Mr. Carter be willing again to undertake the work? Some of his friends ; are of opinion that he would not. He was not, they say, overwhelmed by the results in 181*2. He could see, as many others also saw, that nothing could save that day. He i nevertheless exerted himself to the utmost | and hacl the most cordial support of all of his party associates. But the tide was such that nothing could turn it. It was not the fruit of democratic good management. It seemed to gather of its own accord, and it swept everything before it. Still, Mr. Car ter had a full taste of the responsibilities and vexations of his post and discovered that the work was not only difficult, but | even, when successful, in a great measure thankless. > The post is a very important one. The party managers have found it exceedingly troublesome in times past to fill it satis factorily. The experience in 1802 is recalled. Quay had given way to Clarkson.and Clark son was not acceptable to the Harrison peo ple. They wanted a man for chairman whose personal attitude toward the candi date would inspire perfect faith in both his i diligence and his vigilance. A dozen names were canvassed informally. At last the offer was made formally to Mr. Campbell of Illinois, who, after carefully considering | it, declined it. Then Mr. Carter was sum moned to the White House, and after a conference with Gen. Harrison agreed to i conduct the campaign. He did so in a way | to leave 110 room to question either his loy alty or his ability, and after the battie he received Gen. Harrison's thanks for his services. But If Mr.Carter doesn't want any more of it, to whom shall work be In trusted? A good chairman is regarded as next in importance to a good candidate. - .? ??? THE SIPREME COURT. Some of the Important Cases That Were Left Lndceidcd. Notwithstanding the United States Su preme Court continued the term for 18W and '1)5 two weeks beyond the average time, thirty-four cases which had been sub mitted, were left undecided when the court , adjourned for the term yesterday. The | most important of these cases were the following: The Consolidated Electric Light Company agt. the McKeesport Electric Light Com pany, involving the conflict between the Edison and the Sawyer-Mann patents on arc lights. The United States agt. the Union Pacific Railroad and the Western Union Tele graph companies, in which the question at issue is the right of the railroad company to dispose of its telegraph franchise. Governor Wm. H. Fishback and others agt. the Pacific Express Company, con- 1 cerning the company's rights in the state J of Arkansas. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company agt. the Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad Company. The Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad Company agt. the United States. The Singer Manufacturing Company agt. the June Manufacturing Company. The Rutland Railroad Company agt. the Vermont Central Railroad Company. The Dr. S.A. Richmond Nervine Company agt. Samuel A. Richmond. The Thome Wire Hedge Company agt. the Washburn and Mcen Manufacturing Company. Several cases involved In the McKee set tlement of the Cherokee claims. Among other cases left on the docket Is that of John G. Moore%agt. J. S. Miller, commissioner of internal revenue, to en join Miller from collecting Jhe income tax. While the income tax law rms been declar ed invalid by the decision in the main cases this case Involved the additional question as to whether an executive officer can be enjoined against the enforcement of a law before a decision declaring it unconstitu tional has been rendered, and it remains to be seen whether the court will pass upon this point or simply dismiss the case. CONE TO AXXAPOLIS. Secretory Herbert to Attend the Graduation Exercises at the Academy Secretary Herbert left here this after noon on the dispatch vessel Dolphin for Annapolis, where he will remain the rest of the week in attendance on the com mencement exercises of the Naval Academy. He was accompanied by Lieut. Reamey, his naval aid. Capt. Cooper, su perintendent of the academy, will give a dinner in his honor tomorrow evening, and on Thursday evening he will attend the dinner of the Graduates' Association. On Friday he will deliver the diplomas to the graduating class, after which he will leave on the Dolphin, returning here Saturday morning. Assistant Secretary McAdoo, who is now in Newport, will also attend j the graduating exercises-at Annapolis on Friday. In the meantime Admiral Ramsay, j chief of the bureau of navigation, will act | as Secretary of the Navy. DROPS 13 DEGREES Welcome Eelief From the Late Sizzling Weather. TIE THERMOMETER GOZS EQWN Probabiy Means That Many Lives Were Saved Today. IX TENSE SUFFERING The hot wave reached its worst point yesterday, and last night there was change for the better. It is probable that if the heat had continued so intense fo another day the number of prostrations and perhaps deaths from this cause woul have greatly increased. The people were getting to the point where endurance wa no longer possible. Yesterday the ther mometer reached 08 degrees of official caloric, and at the rate of progress, had no cool breezes come this morning to temper the air, the record would have marked Km) or very near that point. What the re suit would have been no human being can now tell. Howtver, the worst is now over for the present, aiid the chances are strong: that by night there may be thunder storms Rain will cool the air wonderfully, and the dry earth needs it badly. The storm in t*~-e west may not ^ive much rr.in to the east, for it seems to have taken a fancy to tfo to Canada, like a fleeing bank cash ier who has played the races witH* the bank's money, and who has hit the worst end of the game from the start. If that storm had only decided to swing on a pivot out beyond the great lakes and sweep east ward the rain period might promise to last some time, but as it is the area of low barometer is somewhat diminished and the rain does not promise to be very extensive in this part of the country. Cool WindN. The chief result of this storm, moving northeastward, is that it is bringing cool winds from off the ocean over the hot land and -^liis has had the effect of breaking up the area of high barometer, accompanied by hot southerly winds, that has occupied the eastern half of the country for nearly a week. These winds may not iinally result in prolonged rains, but they are of the kind that will likely stir up showers. There is a broad area of high barometer in the far west that seems to be forcing the storm out of the way, and if this shal+ eventually spread eastward there will be another dry spell, though it may not "be accomjianied by such intense heat. Wclfomc Clinnge. The meaning of all this is that the city Is cooler. Last night there was a decided fall in temperature, and the people slept more comfortably than on the nigh* previous. By morning the cooler atmos phere could easily be felt, and was grate fully recognized by the suffering folks. There was a fall of from 10 to 15 degrees In this part of the country, an 3 the ther mometer was checked in its efforts to sirfcsh the records so completely that his tory would hang her head in shame. The streets, even, began to be endurable during the morning, and pedestriandsm was 'once more safe in the noon-tide. The sun blazed away as fiercely as ever and the skies were about as hot looking as before, but there was that element in the air that gave relief. The Suffering:. Little children will be relieved, by this change - in temperature more than the grown folks. The temperature was getting to the killing point with them. Their frail bodies could not endure the heat, and there have been many deaths that are really due to the heat that are not recorded as such. It is probable that at no other time this season will the citizens suffer more than they have during the past six days. There have been oth?r hot waves, longer in dura tion and more intense perhaps at the climax thon this one, but none has ever been experienced here that has given so much discomfort, or has Jieen attended with mere serious results. Ninety-eight degrees of heat sustained for several days would probably prove fatal to many peo ple. One day of it was quite enough. The danger being now over for this time It is likely that not once again during the sum mer will the people be so badly afflicted, fcr though the temperature may exceed the point finally rcached, it will find them better prepared. In Other Places. In a special bulletin Issued today the weather bureau says: "The period of ex tremely hot weather that has prevailed over the central and eastern portions of the United States during the past week has been remarkable for its length and for the high temperatures occurring, the latter in many instances exceeding any previously recorded by the weather bureau during the period between the 20th of May and the loth of June. "The highest temperature at Washington during 1894 was 97 degrees on June 24 and July 13. "In marked contrast to this record of extreme heat is the fact that between the 13th and 18th of May at a great number of stations occurred the coldest weather on record for the month of May, with a suc cession of heavy frosts throughout the central and northern half of the country east of the Rocky mountains." Hospital Treatment. The torrid weather of the past few days occasioned any number of heat prostra tions and several cases of genuine sun stroke. The latter dangerous illness is caused by excessive heat of tlje blood, from 100 degrees to 110 Fahrenheit, which pro duces great depression of the nervous sys tem. ? The first case of sunstroke to be treated at the Emergency Hospital was that yes terday of a colored man named John Allen. When his temperature was taken upon ar rival at the institution it recorded 110 de grees. The man was stripped and laid on an operating table. Next, ice was packed about his head and chest, after which a stream of cold wateg was played on him by means of a hose for some time. In this manner the temperature was reduced nearly ten degrees, and the sufferer-was then put to bed and stimulants admin istered, but he died about four hours later. The Emergency Hospital treatment for cases of heat prostration varies greatly from that for sunstroke. The clothes of the patient are removed, he is thoroughly dried of perspiration, wrapped in blankets, hot water placed at his feet and whisky and oiher stimulants administered. Persons convalescent from sunstroke should do no mental work for some months and should keep free from all excitement. Having once suffered from sunstroke, a per son is liable to a second attack. Insanity in some of its varied forms frequently fol- ! lows sunstroke. On v?ry hot days, such as i the Isst few have been, medical authorities I urge that persons should drink frequently, ! but in small" quantities. A large amount of ! ice wator, cold beer, soda water, mineral water or other iced drinks entering the stomach at one time is injurious. Immedi ate death has often been caused by ice-cold drinks. Carroll Smith'** Condition. Justice Cnrroll ?W. Smith of Anacostia, who, as stated in The Star, was overcome yesterday by the heat, lies in a precarious condition at the home of bis parents, cor ner of Washington and Pierce streets, in that town. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Smith was taken to Washington Asylum for treatment by Officers Farquhar and Branson in the am bulance of the first police precinct, but scon after the policemen left the place he suddenly recovered his sanity for a short time and demanded to know from his at tendant where the warrant was by which he was being held. As none had been is sued, of course none could be shown by the authorities of the institution, and Mr. Smith then left the place. On arriving ill Anacostia he went direct to the substation and began to taunt the officers with the fact that though he had been arrested, there was no power to hold him. . Policeman Hagan, to whom Mr. Smith's remarks seemed to be mainly directed, re plied: "Carroll, you are looking for trou ble, and had better get out of here right away." "All right! All right!" said Mr. Smith, and he immediately went out of doors. From there Mr. Smith went to the resi dence of his wife's parents, where Mrs. Smith was temporarily staying, but Mr. C. B. Smith, Carroll's father, was sent for and the latter induced his son to go to his own home, where he soon relapsed into a comparatively helpless physical condition and was put to bed. An Additional Death. In addition to the fatal cases of heat prostration noted in last evening's Star there was one other death from the ex treme temperature yesterday. Thomas J. Martin, engineer of No. C fire company, died during the evening, as a result of a sunstroke received during the afternoon. He Was out with his company, in attend ance at the fire near the printing office, at about 3 o'clock, and was suddenly taken ill. He was sent to his home* 921 4tli street, in a patrol wagon, but became unconscious and died in a few hours. He leaves three married children and on aged mother. Martin was one of the oldest firemen in the service, having been connected with the old volunteer organization. When the present system was adopted he joined the ranks, and was attached to the old Franklin com pany. He left t'.ie department in 1868, but rejoined it in 1872,- and; being the next year promoted to be engineer, he has remained such ever since. l'rostrutiori Ciuies. Cases of prostration without fatal results were far more numerous yesterday than on any previous day of the great heat. Those reported up to midnight were: Mrs. Ella B. Washington of New York, taken ill on a train from Richmond and removed to the National Hotel; Christopher G. Stork of New York, white, fifty-five years old; Augustus Stiger, colored, fifty years, of Terra Cotta; Michael Mahon, -white, thirty one years, employed as stone mason at Fort Myer; Albert E. Stevens, white, thir ty-five years, watchman in Lafayette Park, living at 1)42 Florida avenue; Julia Robin son, colored, of Shepherd's alley; Reuben Morris, colored, forty years, of 715 3d street northwest; M. Haskins, col<H*ed, twenty three years; John H. Moore,^ colored, of Sullivan's court. ? Suffered at Const. The police court prisoners feel the hot weather as much as any other class of pris oners. There are not many ceils and when the police make their?raids bn the disorder lies and vagrants, it becomes necessary to overcrowd the cells, and the suffering is intense. There were tliiity prisoners locked up today, and among them was only ofHi woman. She had the largest cell all to h*^ self, and was not uncomfortable, but the men were in the three cells, and there was not much comfort^ for them. The lmprove nunts made to the building have ?iade the cells more comfortable than they were be fore, but still there is nothing about them to indicate to the prisoners that when in them tney are at a summer resort. Thus far the prisoners have stood the hot weather very well, but yesterday one woman, who was in'attendance as a wit ness was overcome by the heat, and had to be rent home. Loner Thermometer. The great relief that has come to the suffering folks was evidenced today in the official readings of the thermometer, which were sent to The Star at 2 o'clock this af ternoon by the observer at the weather bureau. Instead of a maximum of 98 de grees, which was reached yesterday, the highest point was 8T?, indicating a fall of 13 degrees of temperature in twenty-four hours. The official reading, of course, is lower than that which has probably been noted by private observers down town, lor tha thermometer at the weather bureau is high above the street, and removed from the influence of the heated asphalt. Hence, it usually ranges about 4 degrees lower than the record shown by the thermome ters in town, which are usually near the pavement, and are not always accurate. PORK WITH TRICHINAE, Denial of a Report as to Its Shipment a.i Free From Disease. It is said at the Agricultural Department that there is no truth in the published re ports to .the effect that pork examined microscopically for export to Germany and France and found to contain trichinae is stamped by the inspectors as free from dis ease and so transported and sold in inter state commerce \rade. Early in February Secretary Morton ordered all pork examin ed microscopically and found to be affected with trichinosis tanked, but later it was decided that the present law- did not give the Secretary this authority. The enforce ment of the order was therefore postponed uikiil July 1, when the new law goes into effect. It is doubtful, however, whether the new law will give him power to cause the destruction of pork affected with tri chinae. It only authorizes the Secretary to make such regulations as he may deem necessary to prevent the shipment of con demned carcasses from one state to an other, and does not specifically give him jurisdiction over pork examined for tri chinae and condemned to prevent its sale in the local market of the place where it is examined. The local authorities alone can affect thi.i unless the Secretary se cures from the shippers of pork to Ger many and France (the countries requiring the inspection for trichinae) voluntary agreements, such as have been made with shippers of beef, mutton, &e., by which the latter agree to tank such carcasses as do not pass the federal inspection. If such a regulation is put In force, however, it is feared that the pork exportation to Ger many and France will cease-. "The per centage of pork affected with trichinosis is so large," sa'd .Mr. Salmon, "that if all the carcasses found to be affected went to the rendering vats, the shippers' profits would all disappear." The amount of pork exported to Germany and France averages from 5,00o,(XHJ to 7,000,<>00 pounds monthly. SOME PROI!ABILITIES. Pennsylvania May lie Represented in 31 r. Cleveland'* Cabinet. In case Attorney General Olney is named to be Secretary of State Pennsylvanians think that the vacancy in the Department of Justice may be filled by a man" from their state, and in that event Mr. Wolver ton, who was a member of the committee cn the? judiciary of the House of Represen tatives in the last Congress, is looked upon as the. most probable successor of Mr. Ol ney. Mr. Wolverton prepared some of the most important reports thatfwerc issued by the committee on the judiciary, .and he re ceived many compliments oij the great legal skill displayed in his wark. He is re garded a3 one of the leading lawyers of Pennsylvania ar.d of the United Stages, and it is quite generally believed that Mr. Cleveland is very friendly to him. Ex-Solicitor Jenks of Pittsburg is also looked upon as a probable Attorney Gen eral, if Mr. Olney is transferred to the De partment of State. The name of J. W. Doan, a prominent lawyer of Chicago, is also mentioned as a possible appointment as Secretary of State. ITS' FULL PURPOSE Real Object of the Silver Convention in Illinois. TO GET A NATIONAL PARTY EXPRESSION The President's Suspicions of the Movement Confirmed. REPUBLICAN'S DISTURBED The Star's news from Springfield re specting the full purpose of the Illinois silverites is in consonance with the fears that Mr. Cleveland has entertained ever since the sucker state democracy issued its call for a convention. The President has never regarded the movement as local in any sense. Thii idea from the outset has been that it was not only inspired by men of national influence, but intended to serve the silver cause in a national sense, and hence there is the fullest confirmation in The Star's views of the President's sus picions in the premises. And it is as plain to others as to him now that the Spring field convention, either by formal resolution or otherwise, is to serve merely as a start er for an expression as to silver intended to commit, or in some measure involve, the democratic party throughout the whole south and west?in a word, the national democracy itself. The Situation Grave. Can the full purpose of the movement be accomplished? The situation is conceded to be grave. There is much disappoint ment in administration circles over the apparent helplessness or indifference of the sound money democrats in Illinois. They have made no fight tt all, and the conven tion is on the eve of assembling with the silver men in the saddle and setting the pace to suit themselves. And so the ques tion arises: if that is to be taken as a specimen of the temper of the democracy In the country beyend the Alleghenies?if the sound money democrats in a state like Illinois, with the great metropolis of Chi cago to inspire action, are powerless?could not a national convention or conference, held while the agitation is in full blast, be as easily controlled as a state convention? What would be the immediate effect of a formal or informal call for a national dem ocratic conference on the silver question? The Kentucky state convention, with Sen ator Blackburn leading the silver forces, will meet in Louisville on the 25th instant. The pre spect now is that silver will carry the day. But would not this prospect be advanced to a certainty if, as the result of a pronounced silver triumph in jl?:nois to morrow, a resolution should be adopted re questing national action by the party? The fight is on in Ohio, with Senator Brice, the sound money champion, at a serious disadvantage. Would not his difficulties be increased by such action as Is now out lined at Springfield? Would not the coming free coinage convention at Memphis be en couraged by it? Would not it settle the now wavering spirit of the silver men in Missouri, causing them to decide in favor Dt' a^state convention to consider the ques tion? All of these points are thought to be involved, and all are of moment in present calculation'.; Iteiinlilican Leader* Dlntnrbed. It is a fact, too, that the republican lead ers are quite as much disturbed by the full scope of tl is maneuver as are the admin istration people. It means something to them, and maybe a very great deal. That the silver men intend to agitate the silver luestion in Congress next winter is accept ed as certain. No legislation is looked for. Jut bills on the subject will be introduced and pushed both in committee and in open .lebate in both houses. These will have to ze met and in some manner disposed of bv Lne majority, and the task will be one of v-ery great delicacy and difficulty. In the irst place, the financial commilteoe will have to be constructed with this end in view, and, in the second place, the floor leadership will have to be most expert to prevent either the taking of advantage of 3r by the silver men. The republican pro gram must, it is thought, be one of con -illation to the point of not surrendering any vital matter involvtd. But if the sil ver men appear on the scene Hushed with a. series of focal triumps achieved in the tall campaign, and still further encouragcd by an expresison obtained from a national ?cmocratic conference, theii- demands will lie extreme and their warfare very as gressive. Even the master powers of Air. Reed in the House and Mr. Sherman in the i Senate would in such circumstances be severely tested. The difficult task of balk ing without angering: tiio silver contingent of their own party would tK- Imposed on both, and would have to be executed. the may record. IVhat the Weather Actually Did for t ? in the Pant Mouth. As interesting as a High School diploma, ar a marriage certificate, and as well worth framing is the weather bureau's metero logical summary for May. Like every other ection of weather we have had for a year past, there was never anything like It. The highest temperature for the month was !)5, which occurred Decoration day. The low est oceurrcd on the 13th, and the mercury the? went down to 40. It was on that day ind the 14th and 15th that frosts occurred n several south Atlantic states. The mean temperature for the month was G3. This is r n? degree below the average for twenty four years past. The undulation in tem perature through the month is interesting, from u.i on the 2d it rose to US on the 4th temained there three days, and then f ?"nt,ed ,to, on the loth- Then there was = r 1" Jes<-"fnt. until on the 15th it was it 4J. iiom that date on there was a sort at a song-and-dance Iluetuation until the ^ n another rise set in, and on the ?>th the <3 mark was reached. The next I"1 11.was UP at 81 and the next at S4 ihus the month has brought the novel ex perience of the lowest and the highest temperatures ever felt here, and this twice in succession in the same month The greatest daily range of temperature came the ? Hh, when the lowest point touched by the mercury was 50 and the highest iifference of degrees. APPOINTED TO A CADKTSHIP. Capt. Taui.NlB of the High School Rreimcat W in* a Position. J. K. Taussig, the captain of company H, High School cadet regiment, the vic torious company in the recent High School competitive drill, has been appointed to a -aJetship at Annapalis, and will sail for Maderia Monday, June 10. Capt. Taussig won his position in a contest with five alternates and three principals, all falling to qualify except himself. His friends and the citizens of Georgetown have arranged to give a banquet Saturday night in li's honor in compliment to the prize company. Sir. CireHliam'N Pension. Little light can be thrown on the ques tion of Secretary Gresham's pension by the officials of the bureau in this city, for the reason that nearly all the papers In the case are in Chicago. Nothing is on file here except the rccord of the original grant. The length of lime that has elapsed since the Secretary has drawn his pension is not known here. If it extended over more than three years, the. pension has lapsed and Mrs. Gresham must file a pension ap plication. WOODLEY ABANDONED The President's Cottage Will Not Be Again Occupied This Season. The President nml Family Are Now at tiie White House ? Mrs. Cleveland nll?l tiie (liildiI'll Leave Tomorrow. The President and family have aban doned Woodley as a place of residence for the present summer ar.d will make the White House their abode until their de parture for the substitute executive man sion on the borders of Buzzard's bay. Woodley has been closed for the season and may not be again occupied until next spring unless the President decides to live their next autumn in preference to the White House. Yesterday was moving day, and when the President came into the city he was accompanied by Sirs. Cleveland, the two children and all the nurses, attendants and servants who had catered to their wants at their summer cottage. Two baby carriages and the President's horses and traps were also brought in to the White House. Airs. Cleveland and the children and nurses will leave here tomorrow by rail for Gray Gables. They will be accompa nied as far as Falmouth, Mass., by Mrs. Olney, wife of the Attorney General. Gray Gables has been put in entire readiness for the presidential household. Since last October nmny improvements have been made to the outhouses and roads, and the premises will show a decided change. It Is not yet settled when the President will go to Gray Gables. It will depend entirely on the state of public business. He has several imaortant matters to dis pose of before he can desert the capital. It is not likely, however, that iie will be detained here over ten days more. At torney General Olney is arranging his busi ness so as to be able to accompany the President on his northern trip. In the meantime the President will make his home at the White Ho ise. SPAIN'S FINAL, ANSWER. It la Thoroughly Satisfactory a* to the Alllanuen Affair. The State Department today received from U. S. Minister Taylor at Madrid the complete and final answer of Spain to the demand of Secietary Gresham for a dis avowal of the firing on the U. S. merchant ship Alllanca. The document has been awaited for some time with interest, and it was undoubtedly one of the main subjects which Acting Secretary of State Uhl brought to the attention of the cabinet at the meeting today. The answer is most cordial in tone, and Is expressive of the full disavowal qf the course of the com mander of the Spanish gunboat which fired on the Alllanca. It Is said to be entirely satisfactory to this government. Personal Mention. Major H. C. Hasbrouck, fourth artillery, U in the city on leave of absence. Major W. R. Livermore, corps of engi neers, is in the city under orders from the light house board. Among the graduates of Dickinson Col lege this year will be John E. Taylor, or.ly son of Judge Anson 8. Taylor of this city. Mr. J. A. Baldcrson left June 1 for Wil mington, Del., where he will engage in business. Mr. Patrick H. C. Brennan left last night for a three months' trip to Red Sulphur Springs. W. Va. Gen. David G. Swaim and Dr. Macey, his attending physician, have gone to Old Point Comfort and Virginia Beach, Va., to get the benefit of the sea air. Secretary Lamont will leave here this afternoon for WfcSt Point to attend the graduating exercises at the Military Acad emy. Internal'Revenue Examining Board. Twenty-four out of the sixty-three new examining boards made necessary by the classification under the civil service rules of the internal revenue service have been organized and will be commissioned at once. Abcut half of the twenty-four are in the south, having been organized by George B. Hoyt, who has Just returned from Florida. The remainder are in the north and were organized by George W. Leadley. The re mainder of the sixty-three boards will not be organized until next month. Cholera Continues in Russia. Consul General Karel, at St. Petersburg, reports to the State Department that chol era still continues In Russia. The official report from the government of Volga shows that there were 100 cases and 33 deaths from April 14 to April 27. Six cases were reported in St. Petersburg. Appointed Secretary oC Legation. The President today appointed U. Clay Armstrong of Alabama seiyctary of lega tion at Madrid, vice Stephen Bonsall of 'Maryland, resigned. The President also appointed Mr. Bon sall as second secretary of legation at Japan. Mr. Bonsall was transferred at his own request In order, it is said, to allow him to enter upon a new line of literary work. Cannot Get the Money. The Attorney General has decided that there is no authority for the payment of the $10.1100 balance of the Armstrong fund to Mr. Sam Chester Reld, son of the cap tain of the Armstrong. The law provided that Held should get this money on "vouch ers proved" and there are no such vouch ers in existence. Leaves of Abaence Granted. Capt. Valentine McNally, ordnance de partment, has been granted three months' leave. Lieut. Geo. F. Barney, second ar tillery, has been granted two months' leave, with permission to go abroad. Lieut. Col. Evan Miles, twentieth Infantry, has been granted four months' leave on ac count of 111 health. To Go June 30. Sixteen clerks In the record and pension office, War Department, were today notified that their services will not be required after June 30 next. No conclusion has yet been reached towards reducing the force In the war records office and the surgeon gen eral's office. A Washington Bidder's Suceeaa. Acting Secretary Wike today awarded the contract for building three additional stories to the old boiler house of the bureau of engraving and printing to Frank Bald win of this city, at his bid of $31,000. Mr. Baldwin also received the contract for pile driving at the post office building at New born, N. C. Dr. Tlieobuld Smith at Harvard. Dr. Theobald Smith, who has been con nected since 1881 with the Department of Agriculture as pathologist and bacteriolo gist, has recently accepted the position of bacteriologist under the state board of health of Massachusetts, and a professor ship in the Bussey Institution of Harvar 1 College. Dr. Smith expects to make Ja maica Plain his place of residence. Conaul Recognised. The President has recognized Wm. O. Clark as British vice consul at Pascagoula, Mis*. TO STICK TO SILVER The Springfield Convention Will Leave tlie President Alone. ALTGELD WILL NOT BE 1NDCHSED Representative Hopkins on the Re publican Position. FEW DELEGATES OX HAND v Special From a Staff Correspondent. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 4.-The man agers of the democratic free sliver conven* tion, which meets tomorrow, announce that there will not be any attack upon the na tional administration by the meeting, and that the Individual attempts to "roast" the President and the administration gold bugs will be discouraged. It is also stated that the convention will not be asked to Indorse Gov. Altgeld. This change of policy is partly the re sult of the arrival upon the field of a num ber of old-time democratic leaders from the interior, who have advised against such a line of action, and announced that they would not permit it. It is also partly due to tne counsels of some crafty politicians. lhese old-line fellows say that the dele gates from the country districts are coming to the convention in the honest and' sin cere belief that they are doing something In behalf of silver. They are not litre for the purpose of venting political spleen against the national administration, nor to hola an Altgeld-Hinrlchsen love feast. "We took that call in earnest," said a horny handed old democrat from Cham-, paign county to the writer. "We took It to be a movement in the interest of sliver coinage. If tnese Springfield politicians mean to work us for any of their own po litical side issues they will be mistaken. \\ e don t i gree with the President s finan cial policy, but he is still the head of the democratic party; this is a regularly au thorized democratic state convention, and we do not believe in dishonoring the head of our political household in his own rouse. The friends of the national administra tion here would be delighted to have the convention managers Introduce resolutions condemnatory to the President and prais ing Altgeld. They say that would put a j?? f convent'on at the outset and dis credit Its work among the rank and file of the people, who would then be convinced v of the truth of the charges that this cen 91 wasa sel "P Job all the way th. ough, and not representative of the democracy. It Is thought the convention managers ? i!se ' " although some of them yield reluctantly their cherished idea of having the Illinois democracy in conven tion assembled uphold Gov. Altgeld and de nounce his enemy, the President, they have concluded that it will be the better part of discretion to contain themselves for a while. A Rrnrmentatlve <.m licrI n*. There has been considerable discussion of the question as to how far this conven tion will represent the feelings of the de mocracy of Illinois upon the silver question. Interviews with leading delegates from each section of the state elicit the general assertion that outside of Chicago and Cook county, the delegation will represent the "* sentiment of an overwhelming majority of the democrats. It is admitted that In many cases the primaries which selected the del egates were slimly attended, but it is ex plained that there was no contest to bring out the vole; that it was all one way. They confidently assert that the people are in accord with the movement as announces in the call. In Chicago, of course. It Is recognized that the affair was machine-made all the: way through. The free silver men were in control of the machinery, they manipu lated It to suit themselves and the dele gation from Cook county will t:.ke its place in the convention as a well regulated ma chine. answering the touch of the man agers. Where the Repnlilleaux Stand. Representative Hopkins, who wants to be the republican governor of Illinois, Is in Springfield today. He has been over the state quite extensively since Congress ad- 1 journed, and has been particularly study ing the' attitude of the republicans of Illinois toward sliver. "There are not more than S per cent of the republicans of Illinois who believe In the unlimited coinage of silver at 1(1 to 1,"* he said In answer to a question, "and I dcubt if there are that many. Our people wculd like to s?e sliver restored to coin age, but not until an arrangement can be made by which a silver dollar would be In every way the equal of a gold dollar. These democratic leaders at Springfield are mak ing a big mistake when they iielleve, or profess to believe, that they will get any republican vote for their free silver Ideas,' Even the small per cent of our people who favor unlimited, independent coinage of silver will not leave their own party to go with these fellows. "The populists will not go with them, either. They are too wary to be taken in by this Eudden outburst of zeal by the democrats on behalf of silver, and are ex ceedingly. suspicious of It. They see poli tics, not silver, in It." To Represent Allgelil. Secretary of State Hlnrichsen, as chair man of the democratic state central com mittee, will represent Gov. Altgeld In th* convention. The governor has decided not * ??a, a Ex-Congressman Bryan of Nebraska will he here and give the con vention some oratory. A Small Attendance Predicted. By Associated Tress. SPRINGFIELD, life June 4.?The pros pects for a large attendance at the demo cratic state convention tomorrow are not as bright today as originators of the con vention could wish. The vast crowds that ? have been expected all along have not even begun to arrive, and the hotel regis- J ters show fewer names than on any Tues day this session.. This is accounted for by the fact that many legislators and lobby ists, fearing a jam at the hotels, have re mained at home. As yet. no men of national reputation have arrived, and even the local leaders from various districts are few. Men who have attended conventions, democratic and republican, in this city for the last twfcnty flve years, predict a small attendance to morrow. Chairman Heinrichsen of the democratic state central committee is still confident that the convention will be a glorious suo cess. The fact that few people are hers does qot disturb him. He says that there are no candidates to , vcte for, and it would be useless for del$- i gates to come a day or two in advance i .? the convention. He does not expect the ; large arrivals to begin before this even ing. Farmers all over the state are busy I with crops, and they want to lose as littls time as possible. Then the weather 1ft) Springfield is intensely hot, and delegates do not wish to spend any more time In crowded hotels than th-jy have to. Hotels have all engaged in advance all the rooms they have, and some of them have nothing J but cots, some in halls left. ? j Among the arrivals today was H, ?>? Taubeneck, chairman of the populist cell* j tral committee. He refused to be inttft - viewed, end would not even say what hs m . doing here at this time. | Ex-Congressman Andrew Hunter Of i Paris is here, as also are ex-Judge Scales ! of Chicago and Dennis "Hogan of Geneva^ , All are wearing blue ribbons on the lapels ; of their coats bearing the inscription "Free coinage of silver on a basis of 1G to 1 ot ??