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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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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 '
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
>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
Credit Asked by Italian Minis
try Again Refused.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Many Persons Injured by the
Wind at McCook, Net.
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
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.
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.
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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^.
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