Newspaper Page Text
retary months before Blaine wrote his letter declaring that he was not a candi date, and the recent authorized publica tion by a meml>er of the president's family and close political friends regarding the aecretary's physical and mentai condition. There seems to be no donbt whatever among his friends in this city that he has placed himself in a position of readiness to accept the nomination. One of the effects of Blaine's resignation was the sudden termination of the conference be tween himself and the representatives of Canada. Today's session was abruptly terminated by Blaine's statement that it was useless to continue negotiations, as he was about to sever his official relations with the government. The Canadian commissioners left on the afternoon train for Ottawa in an nnpleas ant frame rf mind and quite free in stat ing that they are not fairly treated by the administration. Subsequently it was learned that there were no sensational incidents at the session, but the conference closed with a friendly ppirit on both sides. The secretary remained at the state department until 11:15, arranging private papers. "While he was dome this an official docu ment was laid before him for his signa ture. Blaine told the messenger to take it away, saying: "1 am no longer secretary of state." It is said that this was the first intimation to any official associate of his resignation. THE NEWS AT THK CAPITOL. latww Excitement in the Hoom—Demo- rrnts Ki|i«rt Klnlue'* Nomination. WABHISOTON CITY, Jane 4.—The news of Blaine's r»*slgnation created a profound •ensation at the capitol. The Senate was not in session, but the House wai filibus tering against the anti-option bill. The rtfeet of the receipt of the dissociated Press bnJlet.in announcing the event was mag ical. The telegram was read by the speaker, and within two minutes the space before the desk was tilled with a struggling throng of representatives, striving to get a glimpse of the bit of yellow paper. It was impossible to keep order. The clerks en deavored to call tha roll, but their voices were scarcely heard above the excitement. "What does it mean?" wan the question in every month. The Democrats thought it meant that lilaine was standing for the nomination, but when it came to the sec ondary result, the effect on the Democratic convention, there wan a division of opin ion. The consensus of opinion, however, is that Blaine will be nominated and beaten. Pome thought it would result in the defeat of both Blaine and Harrison for the nomination and the selection of some other candidate. Borne Republicans shared this last opinion, though they are vfcry reticent, and some thought that Blaine would bo nominated and elected. On the Senate side few senators were found, and all declined to express a view. BLAIMB'B NAME ON KVEICV TONGUE. A Bqaar« Fight ltetw«*n Him and liar- rlaun—lHlnneapolln Oroatly Excited. MISNKAPOM*, June 4. —The name cf Blaine is on every lip tonight. It in •hooted in the lobbies, whispered in con ferences and sung in rhymes by exultant admirers an they parade the streets. The magic of hi* name has kindled the latent enthusiasm of the Northwest into a blaze of glory. Everywhere it is "Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine." Now that he has resigned and thrown down the gaunt let, all his admirers who were hesitating between respect for Harrison and uncer tainty as to Blaine's acceptance, have come out in open advocacy of the great Republican leader and joined the pioneer boomers, until their ranks have become an army. No man asserts tonight that Blaine will decliae the nomination. It la Blaine against Harrison, and all the political weapons of factional warfare have been ushered into the contest. The Harrison people openly accuse Blaine of perfidy, bad laith and treachery to the aduiniirtration. The Blaine leaders reply that Blaine owes nothing to the adminis tration, and that the administration, which he honored, could have no possible mortgage on his political future. While a great majority tonight predict Blaine's nomination, some think the im broglio will result in the selection of a dark horse. The Harrison leaders are not disheartened, hut still resolute and eager V>r the fray. Nearly everybody confesses .hat a merry fight is in store, and nearly everybody seems to find pleasure in the contemplation, though now and then a man is seen who mournfully deprecates the bad feeling engendered. What may be 'ccepted as indicating the sentiment of the hoftr is the remark that the resigna tion meant a Blaine wake and a Harrison funeral. The first information of Blaine's resig nation and the acceptance of the same by the president came through the Associated Press bulletins, and when otllcially con firmed the Blaine men gave one wild, hilarious hurrah. Thousands of faces turned upward from the hotel lobby, and ns many voices inquired the cause of the outburst. "Blaine lias resigned," shouted National Committeeman Conger. In stantly the news t\ is communicated to the outside, and like wildfire the enthusiasm spread through the city. The Blaine lead ers seemed to congregate by magic, and as they exchanged felicitations the counte nances of Clarkson and Fassett beamed with pleasure, and even the immovable Quay was manifestly exultant. An hour lan-r "Blaine headq .artera" w as engaged at the \YY-t bote! at a price of fSOO a day, and the fight was on. At the Harrison headquarters dismay was at first pictured on every face, but Consul-General New, quickly rallying his lieutenants, closed the doors for a few minutes' consultation, and when the Har rison leaders stepped out again the line of battle was drawn. Instead of eulogy, the ex-secretary is accused of bad faith, and the llarr ;on people still maintain that they have sullbnent votes to nominate their man. News of Blaine's resignation at first created a feeling among the. Har rison men that it meant the defeat of their candidate. Later talk was of brincin - out daik hor.es w :t!i which to cut into Blnine's following. That fueling has now given way and, whatever else the llarri- 1 men may do. it can le -tated positively that they will stand to their guns to the last. They concede thst the fight trom now on will be clo>.» and hot. The bitterness which character■?» 1 the first hotel utter ances, show ing the maun, r in which the Harrbomans received the news of B'aiat a action, was put asi ie as the result of a protracted con fere,. •*» lasting »1! the a:;er noon. In the conference s me were in favor of lighting vigorously and a taro jiiving the Blaine Movement with s: -irit, > ut gentler counsels prevailed, and a mi. 1 declaration was the result ot the confer ence. The document states that a::« - a frank and full discussion of the situation arong the llarrisoniant, every stats pud territory being represented, the unani moosopini >n was that Blaine's resignation would is : affect the canvass Wing made for the j sident. U;s friends bel:»\e he Is strongest man and the l-ext man for the Rf publican party, and it a Republican fs « ecte l it will be on the streng: i ot Har rison's administration. The statement further recites the opinion that Harrison will be nominated on the tirst ba.i : ns there are a suih . nt number ot vote* pured to give hsm the nomination. The doenment ends; "There is no wavering on the part of h s friends, recent assur ances only con:neuig the proi; :i heretofore msda th». Harriwu i» ;_o choice of his party and the people." After the statement was given out the doors of the Indiana headquarters, where the conference was held, were locked, the transoms and a watchman put on guard, and discussion ensued for the purpose of agreeing upon a con certed plan of action. Chauncey M. J>epew was present in the conference and mada a characteristic speech, an nouncing steadfast support of the presi dent. Jt seemed to oe the unanimous sentiment that the president's followers should discourage acrimonious denuncia tions of Blaine and conduct a campaign haring for its ba*is the instructed dele gates for the president, his excellent ad ministration and previous good record. It was particularly impressed upon all that good nature should prevail. Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, when called upon for his view s in reference to the smMen change in the political situation, said: It does not change the situation materially, except tn accentuate the 1 itult which the presi dent, in h:» interview, ana »ecret*ry Miller and Foiter, in their*, attempted to inflict upon Bjaine. Blaine's frlenda hare realized for *omo time that the president and h!a friends have sought to minimize the effects of the wisdom and sagacity of the secretary of s ate, but it ap penri they not oniy desired to ignore hirn, but becaune he did not seem GUposed to write a let ter every few minutes they saw fit to throw mud. The resignation may be of some help here. a« it leaves vacant another office to peddle for Ilarrison vote*. As for Colorado, we are for Blaine, and the far Northweit the same. Harri son could not carry Colorado. Charles F. GriiHn, e t-secretary of state of Indiana, said: "Every sensible man concedes that Harrison is the only Repub lican that can carry Indiana. At least, if he can't no one can." Chauncey M. Depew was not in good humor when he emerged from the con ference, and declined to be interviewed. He said, however, that he would vote for Harrison. National Committeeman Payne, of Wis consin, said: "I think it means that the president cannot be nominated or elected if nominated. But whether Blaine will win is not so clear." Senator Teller, of Colorado, thought Blaine would be nominated. T. B. Carter, of Montana, said: "As surances have been voluntarily ottered by representatives of every delegation in Minneapolis aud by some delegations by te'egraph that, whoever the candidate op posed to the president may be, the presi dent will be loyally supported through out." Senator Stockbridge, of Michigan, said: "With Alger on the ticket and Blaine at the head we will sweep the country." Senator Felton, deiegatc-at-large from Calitornia, said: "I don't think the resig nation a significant factor in the contest. Whether Blaine is a candidate or not, it will be Blaine, the aaiuo as it would have been before." John C. New said: "I don't think the resignation will change anything. There is no danger of a stampede. We have enough delegates to nominate Harrison." It is stated tonight that Governor Mc- Kinley, who will arrive tomorrow, will de clare for Harrison. The information comes from Delegate George E. Baldwin, of Mc- Kinley'sown town. Today Baldwin said: "Governor McKinley authorized me to say that upon bis arrival in Minneapolis he will become one of the most persistent workers for Harrison." Ex-Senator l'latt says Harrison's forces are greatly demoralized, and now the only question is whether Blaine wiil receive a majority or be nominated unanimously. Chairman Clarkson said that Blaine's resignation added to the dramatic features of the convention. All the good Republic cans will try to preserve the proceedings from bitterness and anything like differ ences degenerating into feuds. Colonel Conger, of Ohio, national com mitteeman. said: With nil the powerful patronage at the difc poaalof the administration and nearly 200 office holder* as delegate nnd many other office holders working on the outside, Blaine has a mujorlty and Harrifon's supporters are having all they can do to hold their forces In line. Mauy delegates who are jnder so-called instruc tion openly declare thai since lilaine's resigna tion they will vote for him. If the crystallization of public sentiment continues, Blaine's nomi nation will surely come by acclamation. Senator Matt Quay said that Blaine's resignation would undoubtedly produce his nomination. Ex-Governor Forakcr said the conven tion will nominate Blaine; that there is 110 second choice. Alger or Rusk will have second place. Late tonight there are rumors of "dark horse" and "compromise" candidates, but most of this talk emanates from commit ted delegates, and does not receive much credence. The names most frequently mentioned are Oulloin, Alger. McKinley and Allison. The divisions in the Illinois, Ohio and Colorado delegations make these delegations quite settled on their favorite son, should the situation warrant it. Al ger already has the Michigan delegation, and it. is said that Cullora can have forty eight votes from Illinois, but the senator is loyal to Harrison and does not permit the discussion of hist availability by the delegates of his state. It is evi dent, however, that certain Illinois delegates are awaiting a favorable opportunity to start a popular movement in his favor. In the event of demoraliza tion of both the Blaine and Harrison forces it is believed Alger would receive most of Blaine's strength, while the administra tion delegates will be divided between Cullom and McKinley. Few delegates outside of Illinois Mention the name of Robert Lincoln, but the suggestion does not arouse anv enthusiasm. McKinley will head the Ohio delegation, and it is regarded tonight as settled that he will be permanent chairman of the convention, though Allison is warmly urged by the anti-B*aine delegates of the lowa delegation. For temporary chair man there are two candidates. Langston, of Virginia, and Porter, of New York. Langston is backed by the Biaine. men and Porter by the Harrison crowd. Many delegates* are now here awaiting to hear w hat effect tne recent development has upon the people who sent them. Some are looking for a smaller chieftain and in this connection it mil probably be liusk si* he has more support in the West than any other man. John Sherman also has some followers. Warner Miller is stioken of, as he is regarded a« a necessary link in any coral ination embracing tho Empire state. At an informal meeting of the Illinois! delegation tonight the opinion was ex pressed that 11 UT m 1 would have thirtv I delegates to about fourteen or less for ' Blaine. The Indiana delegation eave a reception tonight to "friends of Harrison.*' The pnriors were thronged and speeches made by i'epew, Hiscock, Felt >n, Carey, Lew Wallace, ex-Secretary of il e Navy Thomp- i son and others. The sub-committee appointed to take charge of the conteste i seats settle ! a 1 number of contests to lay, though no deci sion was reached m some of tie lar-er cast*. Kentucky is the only stare in wh.-h the delegates with rvguiar papers were turned down coin* p'ti'iy and the contestants seated. In V ..<«is>ippi the "otllce holders," a- the Lynch delccates-at-large are known, have to 1* intent with half a vote each. The vs 'f-committeo d • ided, as a matter of » .rresy to the pr< >: i-v.t, that the contest- ! :ng delegation trc-r Fort Wayne, Ind., be I not reeogn el. The result of the con tents, ex ,n I:i , .aria, ■* a victory for the -afi-li&rrisca ucu. There were luoire 4 THE SEATTLE POST-INTBLLIGENCER, SUNDAY, JUNE 5. 1892. than eighty contested seats, and upon the result of this largely depend the opposing forces in the organization of committees. The feeling among the delegates at mid night seems to be that it would be suicidal to nominate either Blaine or Harriaon. Sherman is openly advocated by many delegates, even those instructed for Harri son. In the Virginia delegation, Mabone will control eight delegates absolutely and rote them against Harrison. The Biaine managers now say that Biaiue will be formally placed in nomina tion. Foraker will probably nominate him, with Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, to second the nomination on behalf of the silver states. June s.—At 1 o'clock this morning the Colorado delegation, nine strong, arrived. They are for Blaine. Senators Wollcott, Teller, Piatt, Shoup and other silver Republicans held a con ference yesterday, but it is not determined what they will ask if they find free coin age can not be put in the platform. Sena tor Teller believes In approving the hold ing of an international conference and fighting, should it be demonstrated to be a failure. A conference will be held at which an agreement may be reached. The national committee met at noon and completed its business in an hour and a quarter. There was some skillful spar ring, but no open light between the ad ministration and anti-administration forces. The opposing forces did not pre sent united ranks, but split on individual propositions, so as not to make a fight in the national committee. The contested scats were referred to sub-committees. A principal sub-committee of s«»ven, consisting of Quay, New, Fessenden, Scott, Hansbrough, Hyde and Clayton, was appointed to have charge of all the contests from Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas. A special committee consist ing of Brady, of Virginia, Conger, of Ohio, and Filley, of Missouri, was given charge of the Alabama contest. The fight over the Utah seats will be looked into. The Land-Hobart-Warren fight in the Tennessee delegation was settted quietly. Judge Murray wns recognized as comruitteeman'from that state. It was de cided to recommend that New Mexico have six delegates instead of two, and that the two representatives of the Indian territory be admitted without a vote. Ad journed. A resolution was adopted at the meeting of the national committee postponing the election of temporary chairman and other officers till 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. A majority of the delegates are posi tively unpledged. The Harrison people are counting on the instructions of the state conventions, and start their can didate off with nearly 300 votes assured. Their opponents are religiously relying on the infection of the "popular Blaine move ment" to sweep up nearly all the unin structed delegates atid make serious in roads in many instructed delegations. Thus it is that the figures given out by factions differ so widely and are accepted 80 lightly by experienced politicians. The Harrison people are working vigor ously with the delegates of states that lead in the list and appear to have assur ances that Blaine will not get the unanim ous vote of either Alabama or Arkansas. The former has a contesting delegation, ■o they are somewhat chary about taking sides at the present stage of the game. General New has a list of over 600 delegates, all of whom he claims were either instructed or pledged to Harrison, and a supplementary list of forty or so who he thinks can be relied on for the president. Chairman Clarkson, however, has a list which puts Harrison's strength at just 293, while Sloat Fassett gives him 300 at the outside. Blaine's friends give no figures as to his strength, but insist that he will be nominated on the first ballot. The Virginia and South Carolina dele gations had conference with Piatt on the way West, and it is given out that part of them will vote for Blaine. Piatt, on his arrival, at once went into conference with the Blaine leaders to formulate plans on behalf of the magnetic statesman. The Blaine men in the New York dele gation are inclined to criticise Senator Hiscock for leaning towards Harrison, saying he could not have been elected delegate-at-large if he had been known to be for the president. Iliscock claims that it was supposed that Blaine was out of the race. THE NEWS IN CHICAGO. Comment on the Reatcnatlon Generally Favorable to Blaine. CniCAOo, June 4.—A large majority of the delegates to the Minneapolis conven tion passed through Chicago today. In terviews with them did not develop any thing interesting in the political situation. A large number of colored Republicans from Texas, Ohio and Illinois met in this city today. The meeting was called for the purpose of adopting plans for the redress of the wrongs which the colored people of the South are said to be subjected to. Long preambles and resolu tions were presented, the former reciting the alleged grievances and wrongs which the colored race suffered and the latter calling upon the Republican na tional convention to "inoculate" in the platform of the party a plank guarantee ing protection to the negroes of the South. The result of the conference is the organ ization of a National Colored Men's Pro tective Co-Association, the first conven tion of which is to be held in Indianapolis on September 22 next. Emmons Blaine left for Minneapolis to night. Interviewed as to the resignation of his father, he said he did not know anything of the matter, and did not express an opinion as to whether his resignation indicated a willingness to accept the nomi nation or not. The announcement of the resignation of Blaine came like a bolt from the sky to the gathering delegates in this city. No one seemed to be so deeply aflected by it as Murat Halstead. though he appeared to be the only one to whom it is not a surprise. He said: "My sorrow at this occurrence is greater than I can give expression to. I have teared this for two or three days back, but hoped it might he avoided." Fred K. Chase, a colored deiegate-at large from Texas, said he would not be surprised to see Blaine receive half the votes of the colored delegates instructed for Harrison. Smith O'Brien, of Albany, said Blaine would receive fifty-six of the seventy-two New V rk votes. OI'IMONS OK THE FKKSS The Harrison Organs Look < pi>n the ItMigMtlon as Trescherou*. Sr. Lori?, June 4.—The Gfnbe-Denioerot will torn rrow say editorially: If Blaine ;« c ntemplating this" step, it will lit to reconcile it with fair deal ing. It u was unpremeditated, it is a p'.ty t :,at he did not resist to the la-t the importunities arainst which he held out so long. The Blaine st-nti nurr y be strong enough to control the ■' nvention, but the friends of the presi b -.t will not surrender without a vigorous struggle, and will make the most of the 3 pa rent duplicity which has placed in tie i.o: i at the eleventh hour the man ' ,v h ' -1 formally renounced all intention or b -ire to be a candidate. l'i!.Mvr:rn:a. June 4.—The Breu will viv e :rialiy: While the country will b" well served by the nomination of ' 1> a;no or Harrison, t.;e con oiuua» Mi appareafc which hay* arisen between them will be regarded by all trOe Republicans as most inauspicious aud regrettable. It will require the gravesl reastfns to justify such an action at aurh a time, and Blaine's friends will deplore the influences which have led him to take this precipitate step. N*w Yowl Jane 4.—The lleruld will say tomorrow: It Is now definitely settled that Blaine is in the field for the presidency. All that can be said at this moment is that be deserves the candidacy. Republicans will certainly honor them selves by honoring Blaine. He is the only man in the party whose right to this dis tinction is undisputed. The Triburu will sayi Much sympathy will naturally be felt for the president, whose splendid record a large portion of the country assumed would be crowned in a few days by a re nomination, that this break with the secretary should occur at so critical a mo ment for both him and for the Republican party. It is not improbable that the break in the cabinet may really strengthen rather than weaken the president's prospects. Whatever the future has in store for Blaine, his past at least is secure. He retires from the state department assured of the pos session of enduring renown. The people have no eift to bestow which could enhance his fame. San Francisco, June 4. —The Chronicls, commenting on Blaine's resignation, says: It is impossible to mistake the meaning of Mr. Blaine's course. It signifies in an un mistakable way that if he shall be nomi nated by the Minneapolis convention he will accept the nomination. There is an apparently growing feeling in fa vor of Mr. Blaine, and the probability is that he will be nominated. Many dele gates to the convention have hesitated to declare themselves until they could be satisfied that Blaine would accept the nomination if it were offered, but his step of today must remove that doubt and give assurance that he will not run counter to the wishes of Iris party. The Call says: The resignation of Mr. Blaine will be accepted as an announce ment that he is an aspirant for the presi dential nomination. The movement is bold to audaoty. Mr. Blaine places him self in a position to be defeated without positive improvement of his chances of success. Had he remained a member of Harrison's cabinet, standing politically upon his Clarkson letter, he would not have been defeated, had Harsison be>n nominated. The convention will com prehend that if it nominates him the peo ple will ask that an explanation be given of the Clarksou letter. PORTLAND, Jane 4.—The Oregonian will say: Mr. Blaine acts in a theatrical man ner. It is quite his way. lie always studies postures and calculates effects. It is apparent that he has resigned for the purpose of becoming a candidate for the presidency. For hi§ resignation at this time there could be no other mo tive. He has chosen his time with a view to producing a startling effect. Such a performance is unworthy of any man who aspires to the presidency. More, it is dis graceful. ijr. Blaine is an actor, a player, crafty, tricky, sensational and insincere. CHICAGO, June 4. The Tribune will say: Blaine has been made a candidate by the will of his party. It is the duty of the convention to nominate the man who has the smallest number of enemies of his own, and can draw the largest number of votes from the opposition. BOSTON, June 4.—The Globe n ays: The administration is squarely challenged to a duel to the death at Minneapolis. Blaine means to defeat Harrison's ambition for a second term. If he can he will. An Alleged Interview With Blaine. NEW YORK, June 4. —A Washington City special says: In an interview with Secre tary Blaine late this afternoon he said that his resignation was not occasioned by the near approach of the Republican convention and would not affect their action to the slightest extent. The ques tion of his candidacy or its acceptance, if profferred the nomination, did not influence him in deciding to re tire from the state department. His only object was to obtain personal freedom and peace. He then proceeded to indicate the reasons why he resigned. He felt supersensitive because of the constant discussion of his name in connection with the pres idential nomination. To this cause the added annoyance of the sensational rumors constantly placed in circulation as to his being secretly working to accomplish Harrison's defeat and at the same time en couraging his friends to pursue a similar course. Without any reference to the truthfulness, plausibility or practicability of these reports, they apparently had a perceptible effect upon the president's personal friends and most int. mate admirers. The feeling daily grew upon Blaine that he was regarded with sus picion and distrust; that the friends of the administration practically considered him guilty of duplicity, and even his associates in the cabinet seemed to look upon him with silent re proach. There also seemed to be a con stant desire to humiliate him by urging the necessity of a further public declara tion that he was note candidate for the Republican nomination. These thoughts and suspicions constantly preyed upon Blaine's mind until the worry and annoy ance became intolerable, and he deter mined to resign, and having fully decided upan that course he desired a speedy set tlement of the whole matter in order that he might enjoy rest as a -private citizen, which was denied him as a part and par cel of the administration. Thomas C. I'latt on th«» Sltnation. HEW \CKK, June 4.—The World publishes a telegram from ex-Senator Piatt, in which he tavs no one doubts that Blaino will hear the voice of the people and be come a candidate. Blaine is not a candi date. and his resignation does not change his status in that respect, but he is too good a Republican to refuse the universal demand of the party. The California Delegation Divided. OM.« HI, June s. —The California delega tion parsed through here at 1:30 this morn ing. M. 11. De Young said the news of Maine's resignation was told them but an hour bef re. at Lincoln. The delegation was divide 1 between Blaine and Harrison, and while the news caused much excite ment, no on • from California cared to ex press an opinion. Irish-AnierU-3n# for Biaine. New V-rk. June 4. J. Rockwell Fay, treasurer of a 1 >• mocratic club, when inter viewed tonight, said: "Blaine is the strongest man the Republicans can name. He wiu be nominated, and will receive in New York city ,80,000 Irish-American vott's which have heretofore been cast for the Democratic candidates." Kansas Is for Blaine. K ansas City. June 4— The Kansas dele gation passed through here tonight. Ex- Senator Ingails, chairman of the delega tion, declined to express an opinion on the political situation. The rest of the 'ie.t gation. however, declared themselves unreservedly for Blaine. The delegation ia uuinstructed. ihe >ortawest. inr' idttig everything from a lew's t a co- •r: waao, at O. E. Pettis «.a, v Frout street. i ~ is h< ire without a piano or org*:;? j. LiJ '«--uiht oa easy monthly paysumto -ul'J. U L UUa 4 ii—i NEWS OP EUROPE. Credit Asked by Italian Minis try Again Refused. THE CZAR'S VISIT TO GERMANY. Tlve Hundred Lives Lost by the Hun garian Mine Disaster—Grant task Failure in Paris. Rome, June 4.—Before the budget com mittee of the chamber of deputies, which is considering the vote on account asked by the government, Signor Giolitti, prima minister, declared that the ministry ad hered to its demand for a six months' credit. Baron Sonnimo made a motion that the credit be limited to one month, and after a very animated debate the motion was carried. Twenty members of the commit tee voted in favor of the motion and twelve against. Ruiio-GcrmiD Friendliness. Bebust, June 4. —Pains are taken in of ficial quarters to deny that the interview between the emperor and the czar will have any political character, but it is gen erally felt that the day's conference be tween the emperors will do much to pro mote the friendly relations of both em pires. Reports from reliable sources state that the czar more than once lately has given proof of his desire to avoid any ac tion likely to cause irritation in Germany. Horror of Bohemian Mine Disaster. PRAGITB, June 4.—The fragments of bodies brought to the surface from the Birkenberg silver mine will fill three wagons. Only thirteen of the rescued sur vived, while twenty men, who volunteered for the rescue work, were killed by falling timbers or other accidents or suffocated. The damage to the mine is about 180,000 florins, or about $62,000. As late as Thursday afternoon signals were received from the workings of the Maria mine at Birkenberg, showing that some of the unfortunate men were still alive in the burning pit, though it is im possible to reach them. It is now said 700 men were below when the fire broke out. It is certain that r>oo were lost. Debts 6,000,000 Franca, Assets Nothing. PARIS, June 4.— Tbe liabilities of Bioudell & Gamier, bankers, who failed yesterday, amount to 6,0u0,0u0 francs. Tho assets are absolutely nothing. HIOHBINDEK RECORDS CAPTURED. Secrets of the Banc Kong Tone Thugs Revealed to Sacramento Police. SACRAMENTO, Cal., .Tune 4.—The Bee to day publishes a sensational account of the secrets of Bang Kong Tong, a highbinder society, the records of which were captured by the police after last Tuesday's battle in the Chinese quarter, in which two China men were kdled and several wounded. This is the only capture of the kind ever made in the United States. The terrible oath that the members have to take while kneeling bowed over burning candles and incense.and all the secrets of the murderous organizations are revealed. The oath in vokes the wrath of the great god Shing upon every betrayer of the organization, and each member Is solemnly sworn to murder when commanded, even when the victim is a brother or other relative. A member is required to go into the streets and fire pistols whenever ordered to do so, even if the person to be slain bears the family name of the assassin, the bless ing and protection of heaven is promised to all who obey every sign and signal and order. The by-laws of the society require every fallen Chinese woman to pay monthly a tribute of |2 to the society's funds, and accord each member the right to enter any tan gafne, to put down money for a bet, and demand his winnings if any, and walk off with his wager if luck is against him. Many details, even to the personal ex pense account of hired fighters. Including items of whisky and opium, are disclosed, together with letters from San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and other places calling for highbinders or relating to the procuring of witnesses to swear in the cases of inemllfers accused of crime. One letter recites that Chief Crowley broke up the San Francisco headquarters -of the society and thus it was forced to meet in a small secret room. The police regard the disclosures as the breaking up of the murderous concern which, although but four months old, numbers 133 members. The Buffalo RadiofY Seriously 111. BUFFALO, N. Y., June 4.—Bryant B. Crandall, the insurance swindler, who ar rived here from California, where he wa3 captured after six years of absence, was taken seriously ill this afternoon with nervous prostration, and there are grave fears that he will not survive the strain under which he has been laboring for the last two weeks. The man was positively identified by his father-in-law and son. BIDS ON SEW SCHOOLHOCSE. Tenders Opened for the Building in the Kastern Addition. A special meeting of the school board was held last evening to receive sealed bids for the new schoolhouse to be built in Eastern addition. Bids for the general construction as well as separate bids tor the stone work and for the slate roof and blackboards were received. Ail but the three lowest for each class of work were rejected and these were referred to the finance committee to report at the regular meeting of the board on next Wednesday evening. The proposals for the general construc tion, arcording to plans and specilications. were as follows: James Park. ftiO, ooo, or w ith alterations, 152,- 000; Charles K. Brown, $44,3*0, or with altera tions, f;;s,.>X): Flynn & Rockmark, 150,000, or with alteration*, 145.0W; Weils Bros., tVT, 7I9• William Cfowell, $17,900, or with alterations! *13,400; E. A. Mackay, ?49,875; Shannon A Me- Dornara, |>4,541, or with alterations, 145,757; I). Warner, 545.300, or completo with stone work, 156,100; Caw-ey & Bromiee, 157,777, or with alter ations, $>3,416; D. M. Hughes A Co., f02,747. Separate bids were received on the stone work as follows: Wilmot <fc l>avis, two styles, s£.2Coand |6.*100- Cawsey & Bromlee, 16.900 and *5,190; Donald Mackay, 17,62-5 and $-5,629. Bids on slate for roof and blackboards were: Alonzo Hull, J1.057; Ga!t Bros. & Co., Pennsyl vania siate, 15,013, or British Columbia a'ate 14,413; C. B. Smith, 12,400. ' Secretary Whitney announced that he had appointed a corps of census enumera tors, who are to report to him tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock for duty. The list is as follows: First ward, R ROtraad; Second ward. R..J Lam eroux; Third ward, W. \V. Easter: Fourth ward J. C. Peterson; F.fth ward.W. E. Warmell; Sixth ward, (i. A. Gatss; Seventh ward, R. J. McKin non; Eighth ward. W. C. ilcAllep; Ninth ward C. A. McLelian and William Cojvestic-k. THKY MIST HAVE THE TARIFF. Lunihrrm»n bf Washington »ed Pro- tection— Kesolations for the Canal. The Seattle Lumbermen's Association held a regular meeting last nigiit, as its headquarters in the Occidental hotel. The meeting was chieily devoted to a discus sion on the poss:bi.ity of establishing a universal price list to cover sash, doors and all kinds of factory work, as we'd as luml-er. It was decided to endeavor to ge; ike iacujxj ©waex* ami leamiig btiud- ing contractors to join the association »nd work for each other'# interests. A strong resolution protesting against the removal of the taritT on lumber was adopted, and will be forwarded to Senators Allen and Squire and Representative Wilson in congress. The resolution sets forth that the thirteen mills represented in the association employ about f>,ooo men, including those in their logging camps; that the present duty is barely sufficient to shut out British Columbia lumber, which is manufactured by Chinese working for less than two-thirds the rate of wages paid in the mills in the association, and that in the event of a reduction in the tariff the resnlt would be to reduce the wages of American mill employes. For these reasons the protest is sent in the name of the mill em ployes as well as the owners. Another resolution strongly indorsing the Lake Washington canal and urging the passage of the bill appropriating ?~"00,- 000 to begin work on it was adopted, Ihe resolution closes with the statement that: "The lumbermen feel especially interested in the success of the measure, as it can not help but greatly promote the lumbering interests of the en tire state, and upon the success of those interests the prosperity of the state will largely depend for many years." The meeting night has been changed from Friday to Saturday night of each week. THK MAGAZINE!*. The current number of ffarpn'i Jtaaar con tains a highly interesting article on the organi zation, management and aims of "The (society of Colonial Dames," written by a member of tiie society. Henry contributes to the same number a charming story entitled "The Visit," and there Is the usual rich variety of short articles, fashion papers, stories and illustra tions. A pattern-sheet supplement accompanies the nnmber. Harper'a Weekly, published June 1, contain! an extraordinary variety of timely and attractive article*, most of them richly Illustrated. George I. Putnam contributes a paper on the "Amer ican Cavalry School at West Point," which is accompanied by numeroua striking illustra tions drawn by Remington. John Gilmer Speed writes In his usual entertaining manner on "The Kentucky Centennial," apropos of the hundredth anniversary of the admission of the oldest Western state into the Union. A superb article on the city of Rome, be.ng the fourth paper in the series on the "Great Capitals of the World," is contributed by G. Bolsscr. There la an article, with a pace of lllustrrt» tions, on the great "Transondine Railroad of South America;" also a timely article, with il lustrations, on the disastrous Hoods in the Miss issippi valley. Hall Caine's entertaining story, "Capt'n Davy s Honeymoon," is continued. In the June number of Current Literature will bo found refereuce to many agitating topics, such as the approaching end of the great tele phone monopoly, the Chlueie exclusion act, tho failure of anarchy, the rise of a brilliant Ameri can society, etc. These are supplemented by a rich invoice of miscellaneous reading from which we learn, for example, of the fall from his pedestal of the great French artist, Bastlen I>epage; of the superb bronsi gates built for W. K. Vanderbilt; of the wonderful Japanese gar dens to be shown at Chicago next year; of the latest flying machine; of the newest discussion of life, death and immortality; of the marvelous character and success of the Jew; of the Ameri can as the latest French writer looks upon him; of the decay of dancing; of fads galore; aud of a half hundred other subjects, spiced with the very freshest poetry of the day, and the most complete and extensive literary department to be found in any magazine. The June number of Bomance contains sixteen original and selected stories of remarkably high and even merit—stories of America, Engiand, France, Spain, Russia, India and the high seas. The balance between grave and gay, the wild and the reasonable, is admirably maintained. One sheds a tear over Alphonse Daudet's "Last Class" or Lydia PaschkofTs touching "Marpha"; laughs over the wit of Victorien .""ardou and Mme. Kazan; shudders over Guy de Maupas sant's terrible description of "Fear." and has tens through "The Thief in the Grange," "Run ning Down a Slave Ship" and others like them, in order to reach the solution of their clever mysteries. Of especial interest is the produc tion, for the first time in English in this coun try, of "The Song of the Swan," by Georges Ohnet. This distinguished Frenchman, whose popularity in bis own nution is phenomenal, Is too little known in America. This magazine is issued by Romance Publishing Company, Clin ton Ilall, Astor Place, Mew York. The price is 25 Cents a copy; subscriptions, $2.50 a year. In the June Arena the editor gives one of the most vivid pictures of the nineteenth century Inferno which has ever appeared in a paper, en titled "The Democracy of Darkness." He takes us through the under world and lets us behold glimps:s of what he has witnessed in Boston. He next notices the problem in all our great cities, notttbly New York city, giving facts and figures of great value to social students. From this he discusses the cardinal cause-* which pr<»- duce the democracy of darkness, and further advances a comprehensive plan for the amelior ation of misery and an effective educational agitation. Among the leading papers in the June Arena are "Automatic Writing" by B. F. Under wood; "The Right of Children," by Rev. M. J. Savage; "Newly Discovered Properties of the Ether," by Profess ir A. K. Dolbear; "The Bed Rock of True Democracy," by A. C. Houston; "Three English Poets," by Louise Chandler Moulton; "The Lake Dwellers of Switzerland," by W. D. McCrackan, A. M. Mr. Garland's story, "A Spoil of Office," comes to a close in this issue. There is 110 periodical now published that is more valuable In the summer months than The Review of Review. This is the time of the ytar wheu people may be pardoned if they curtai their reading; yet they do not quite lika to cut themselves off from some knowledge of what is going on in the worid. The Rtwiew of Reviews ia an l'lustiated news periodical which is so enter taining that its perusal is a pleasure, and so comprehensive that it answers as a substitute lor pretty much everything else. The frontU piece of The Review for June is themost interest ing picture of Mr. Blaine that has been pub lished in a long while. It ia from his very latest photograph made by a dis tinguished German diplomatist at Washington, who happens to be an ardent amateur grapher. It represents Mr. Bialue sitting on his porch at Bar Harbor, and was secured Inst fall. In connection with a very readable article en titled "A Glance at Mr. Blaine's Commercial Policy," there is also a fine, spirited drawing of Mr. Blaine by the artist Garibayedoff, besides excellent half-tone portraits of Mr. John W. Foster and Mr. William E. Curtis, both of the department of state, and both peculiarly identi fied with Mr. B.aine's South-American and rer-i --procity policies. This article on Mr. Blaine's policy is attributed to "a supporter of the Pan- American idea," sad it would seem to bear some of the marks of William E. Curtis' facilg pen. It is a well-informed straight-forward statement, not entering into elaborate details. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. Colonel W. R. Remey, ju<l~e advocate-general of the navy, has been placed on the retired Hit. Henry Ricks, a Bennetts Mills, Mo., negro' while in a jealous rag* on Friday chopped John Johns and a man named Watson to death. The murderer may be lynched. K. Turner, a jeweler, and Emma Sch»ffer were killed, and Turner'* wife and two children injured, at Wash.ngton, Pa., t>y the blowing UD oi their house by dynamiters on Thursday Austrian sugar producers have made over tures to German producers to enter into a combine against the American sugar trust and if successful the French wili be usiced to jo'in. An explosion of gas on Ellis street, in Francisco, on Saturday damaged McCord <St Ca's stable and a saloon to the extent of 12,000 The plumber who was searching for the leak and found it e«ca|>ed injury. Bones on an Indian Battle Ground. Fairhaven Herald. On the south side of B:r'-h bay, near Tracv'g old wharf, are quite a number of human boiif. lying bleaching on t..e beach, which mark the place of a bloody battle between the Siwash»s and the Northern Indians about the year '47 us neir as I can »earu irom old Semiahmoo, who is so old that he ha- 1 nearly dried up. North of th s old tattle ground are severd old telegraph poles still standing a< mementoes ot the Car-' boo gold excitement in ISSS. Open-air band concert alt Lescbi park, Sundar afternoon. June S, from 3:3u to « 30, by Unnr A Laeban • uniformed baud. Ta*e Y ea i fcr a ', b e - u ® Ladies, we are showing now tne verv ♦.» trimmed Milan*. chip,, Belgrade, at lowest K aster a prices. Nordhoa i Ja i-TOitf ttuii 1 AGAIN THE CYCLONE. Many Persons Injured by the Wind at McCook, Net. A ' BLIZZARD IN WYOMfNQ Destructive Ittrm IN Reason to Fm • Itepetltlea the Mississippi rio« 4, OMAHA, Neb., June 4.— A /?*■special from McCook, Neb., says: This placed? visited by a terrible cyclone this afternoon About 4 o'clock, while the streets inZ crowded, a tunnel-shaped cloud dropped to the ground, first strikinsth building of H. W. Cole und carrying the roof. It whirled it around audbronek, it down with a terrible for«e in ahnosuL former position, upon the heads of ths cigarmaicers who were at work. n Tltl> severely injured. The storm center w« seen to rise up In the air again drop to the ground rtoot three blocks away, striking tfcs Congregational church, in which children were rehearsing for Children's day, hundred small children had just finished the exercises and were goinj? home. Th# church was raised from its foundation, and dashed down in a mass of ruini, bar?, ing abut srixty children, together with tbii pastor of the church and strveral teachen Most fortunately the falling timber formed an arch over the heads of those in the church and all were soon released imprisonment. Several were so serkxalv injured that they cannot live. Among them is Maud Ferry, Dan Mc Alpine Harry Campbell, Ruth Creswell and little sister, Maud and Laura McAllan u4 Paator W. Stevenson. Many of the ehii. dren injured have legs and arras brokas, and others are hurt internally. Tbe]& jured number about fifty, but as many were carried, home at ouce it is impoMibls to get the exact number. CHEYFSNK, AVyo., June 4.—A (torn haying nil the marks of a midwinter bli». zard has been racing here all day. Blind ing snow is tailing and being piled npby the wind in great drifts. The anow ii eight inches deep on a level, and trafflcii suspended. The storm is general through, out the state and will cause severe lon of cattle. PITTHBTTRO, June 4.— A.drices from Pott* ville, Heading and Scranton are to the effect that heavy rains, amounting to a waterspout in some places and in other* accompanied by hail, prevailed in those regions last night, doing much damage to crops and causing washouts on the rail* roads which have blocked traffic, CHICAGO, June 4.— Advices to the Ano. ciated Press show that the Mississippi river is rising at and above St.'Louis, with a probability that it will not begin to fall until the arrival of the June rise, flrbg cause for grave apprehension when that event takes place. The Arkansas aid other rivers in the Southwest, whmn* cent heavy rains hare fallen, alsocontiua to rise, and threaten further destruction to property. Means are being taken to van the inhabitants of any sudden break la the levees, so that they may flea to of safety. Heavy Freight for OkanofM DMrfet ELLESSBTTBQ, June 4. [Special]—Ths roads over the mountain to Wenatchae an now in good condition, and an immapie amount of freight is going from bar*. Ona hundred and ninety-two wagons left here, freight laden, since last Monday morning, and the number is increasing daily. Freight continuea to roll in hera over the Northern Pacific, and the transportation company, by teams and boat, ia nowcMs to handle it, though if the increaaa con tinues it seems probable that thay will have to add another boat, as the mins owners are already negotiating terms for large quantities of ore from the Okanogn mines. This newly created freight busi ness hps already had a stimulating affect on all branches of trade here, and thaftai ing is better today than at any tima in thl past two years. I'AHSKNOER LISTS. ELLISTO>-, Mont., June 4.—[SpedaiJ-Oa Northern Pacific train No. 1: Harry M. Huntington, J. R. Adams, Mia G White, C. IL Jackson, Mrs. Emma Smith, A. K. Haines. Dr. F. H. Vandenberg, and forty-UTS second class. Souvenir Company Incorporated. The Bryant Sonvenir Company filed articles of incorporation yesterday, plac ing it 3 capital stock at $5,000. The in corporators are James H. Brown, A. H. Boyd and 0. M. Bryant, and their object is to manufacture the Bryant sonretii box and exhibit boxes of the resource of Washington for sale at the World'aftlr. Thecompany has just completed iMI souvenir of the Port Townsend centeniM celebration, in a box of native woods. Hi« Crime Was Fruitless. O. C. Berg, who was arrested Fridlf evening bv Officer Oaborn opon a ch«Tg» of attempting to obtain sll on a spuriatu check from G. W. Edmund, a Pike strset second-hand dealer, was fined $5 by Jnd|« .Rivers last evening for drunkenness. A» he had not succeeded in getting the mowy it was held there waa no law covering tlx offense and so he was arraigned upon* charge of drunkenness. In default of ment of fine he was committed to tharilj jail for two days and a half. The Knox sailors, trimmed, ready for w*6 • pretty hat lor shoppinsr and street wear, fK»* cents up are how uat the Bon Marche, and Cedar street*. The senate bill granting American registß# the steamer Fox had, of New Orleans, bM tm passed by the House. y -■* i"»." ■>-' Jfrg. Sutherland Kalamazoo, Mich., had swellings In the neek»* Goitre 40 Year* great suffering. When she caught cold cou**" walk two block 3 without fainting. She W* Hood's Sarsapariljj* And is now free from it a'L She has "jj many others to take Ilood's Barsap&riH*. tliey have also been cured. It wIQ doyooiF^. HOOO'S PILUB Cure all Liver lil*. i****. ■lcic headache, Wlknu&eu, sour aMmeek**^ WANT A SITUATION ? L ie the Want Columns of the INTELLIGENCES. Doable tb» •** euiation of any paper iu Ik® StM* Best results.