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THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
VOL. XXXIII„ NO. 97. Another Fine Lot of Oranges, Special Today, 8c Dozen. MCE GRADE OF LEMONS, 8c per dozen. CREAMERY BUTTER, 45c per brick. NEW ORLEANS MOLASSES, half gallon tins, each 35c; one gallon tins, each 60c. ! ' "" ' XOS. 104 A*r \©C FIRST AVCiiCE SO t Til. SEATTLE, WASH. C>>v Q® to Prepared for EnjergeDcies... N. OIR STAR MEDICAL CASE » * | | l-( i « \ IS a complete outfit of REMEDIES, AP * « PLICATIONS knd APPLIANCES likely i " y f* iffi' to be needed on a trip north. Contains Jr rVk nothing useless— nothing to break or fraeae. JFp ' J \ l \ Any de&ired changes or additions made Vyr*VT ' ■without extra cost. A book of direction* j •*-' >£ accomplices each case. Your Inspection / i// invsted - A Stewut § Helves Prue Co. (#. » > 703 First Avenue. KLONDIKE! # A Commodious and Fast Sailing Steamer Will ' $ • LEAVE SEATTLE ON OR ABOUT JUNE 10, 1896, J And livery Tea Days Thereafter, Taking Freight and Passengers Fcr Fort Get There. St. Michaels Island. Alaska, mouth of the Yukon river, t # making connections with the river steamers Weare. Cudahy. Hamilton. Healy. ( ( Power. Harr and Klondike for Circle City, Munook Creek. Fort Cudahy and 9 Klondike gold mines. ■ Kcaenattooi for Passafte or Freight on Steancrs J ' Kay Wo* Be Secured by Rakint a Deposit. f (fc Placer and quarts mines bought and sold. Investments in mining property V n made, saving expense of sending agents. Our agents und experts are on tha T m ground, and have been for ycara. 0 T Wa trill iasue letters of credit on our company at its posts— Circle City, / L Alaska, ar.d Fort Cudahy. Dawson City and Klondike gold fields. Northwest * Tarrltary—at a charge of 1 per cent. T iLaige stocks of supplies of all kinds will be found at Fort Get There and } Hamilton on the Lower Vukon. For particulars apply to \j North American Transportation 6 Trading Co. • ® Flo. VIS Firat Avrnae, Seattle, Wmmh. T DIRECTORS. v John J. Healy Mlchaet Cudahy Chicago. 111. 0 Dawson. Klondike Gold FleMs J»hn Cudahy Chicago, 111. A Ell K. Weare . . Ft.Cudahy, N W. T. Ernest A H i mil Chicago. III! m VCharl-s A Weare Chicago, lit. I'ortlm l« Weare ? SEATTLE CUPPEft LIKE —~ ♦ a E. E. CAING Manager. X • FOR SH VCiW IV AMD I)*KA. Columbia, Keb. ur.; Mrrrnrj, Mitrrli 5; 2 ▼ ('NMirien. Mmrh JO. 4 X Space for live stock and all cl««ses of freight. T 4 Arlington Pock foe* of t'nivere ty stree- T< !►•>:>cne. Pike 74. T S. ur«» nwnrttlwa n»w for 8t Michael and Dewaon. T i i MINER GOING T0 ALASKA: Knot* the Be*t Tool** That Money Can Buy. We * • Ha\c That Kind, and if You Will Come and Sec I s * • We Will Prove It to You. • : Seattle Hardware Co. KLONDIKE HARDWARE j • First Avenue and Marion Street. • • • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••aaaaaaaaaa•••••••••••• SEED —r~"~~ nr HIVE Jl *T KITKIU't) * ( tR LOAD OK CHOICE SITD FNOM THE r.ur. wi: (LM) urn: h«»kr seen ou", «KED V\IIK\T. IHRLF.y, i'r»«, i TC. MM» Foil OI R I'ltll i: l.l*T. LILLY, BOGARDUS & CO., Inc., Seattle. Wash. Hal, i.miit. I'loar. !><<. l>rr*U. limit*. Dried I'rtiK, Ftf. FRISCH BROS. t * - **}S Jcwfirrs v>d WatchmAKers. TS o I "" >C . K * a, ; he " s 510 Firs' to. sec "A -<•* DiamooJs Je*clr>. htc. MW I"%* v* f. £\ M). 111 AVE. SOI'TH. Ih\l & CO., ® importer* «Bd johhrr* «( Telephone Mala RT. ■ Cigars and Tobacco, Smokers' Articles, Etc. ♦j. eettle It th< MJrara* V:: tf»s pr e.c«ac»d F -B. Ce ■ Braak t t Hi >r. th< tot for Alaska. FRYE-BRtHN CO. »% SEATTLE. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19. 189*. UPPiD BACK mo IM Democrats and Silver Republi- cans Are Forced to Yield. POPULISTS DICTATE THE TICKET. After a Bitter but Unavailing Struggle of Twenty Hours the Joint Committee Was Unable to Reach an Agree ment —Report Produced Wild Excitement—Members of Both Other Parties Had Been Affronted by the Dom ineering "Pops" Who Insisted on Having the Head of the Ticket—Silver Republicans First to Give Up the Fight and Concede the Coveted Position—Demo crats Make Wry Faces at the Nauseous Dose. MAI'OR S. C. CALDERHKAD (Pop.) CITY COMPTROLLER JOHX WALLACE (Silver Rep.) CORPORATION rotXSEL FltEl) RICE ROW ELL (Ueu.) CITY TREABIREK J. M. I.YO\ (Dem.) COI*CILMEX. AT LARGE...H. H. KILIES (Dem.), WILLIAM CHAPMAN (Silver Rep.) FIRST WARD THOMAS XAYLY (Pop.) SECOM) WARD HOMER M. HILL (Silver Rep.) THIRD WARD R. MERCHANT (Silver Rep ) FOI RTH WARD R. L. HODGDOX (Sliver Rep.) FIFTH WARD LEONARD UILLER (Dem.) SIXTH WARD ALBERT MCELLER (Dem.) SEVENTH WARD W. C. KILTZ (Dru.i EIGHTH WARD W. S. PITMAX (Silver Rep.) SIXTH WARD WILLIAM CRAWFORD (Pop.) Fusion of a certain kind was effected yesterday by the three city conventions—the Populistie, Democratic and Silver Republican—that met on Thursday morning, and a complete municipal ticket was placed in nomination, the Populists heading: tho ticket with the name of S. C. Cald- rhead. Not in all the history of Washington politics was there ever a more bitter struggle, closed by apparent harmony. The conference committee, consisting of nine members from each of the three parties, remained in session almost continuously from 3 o'clock on Thursday afternoon until S:3G o'clock yesterday morning. At that hour, to the mem bers of the committee themselves, no agreement seemed possible. The Democrats and the Silver Republicans, who together constituted two-thirds of the committee, offered an olive branch in the shape of a proposition th4t both would support a nominee for mayor from either party, leaving to the Populists to say which of the tvo should have the nomination. This, however, did not suit the Pe;>plf's party men. whc, a* events nhowed. went into the conference with Instructions to Mnnd out for a Populist for the head of the ticket. So bitter at one time grew the contending factions that the Demo crats and Silver Republß ins held a separate conference among themselves. Judging by their own statements, they were highly incensed at the treatment they received at the lands of their Populist brethren, and unless words are absolutely meaningless it will take many a day to p.x>the the pangs of bickering and jealousy aroused luring tha twenty hours' session. The latter part of this long >es»ion was spent in the jffice of Prosecuting Attorney MeElroy, where the vari- >us members of the committee made themselves com ortable for the night in an impromptu fashion, some what after h" manner of a hung jury. Through tho lull gray of the morning they still haggled and argued »nd pleaded, but without avail. At 8:30 o'clock they adjourned to meet again at 10. Again they could reach r.o asr .'jn nt. and at thcjr reftorted to their re -pe.-tlve c<j .v<atlons that no I t.-as of fusion had been reached. A Scene of Wild Excitement. Th-> su' > <iuent r- -'.jits of the day are shown In the proceeding", of the thrte cum• ntlons. The report of disagreement on the part of the conference committee pr.*U«|.»|v I the real climax of the two days' sessions of the conv. m:ons. In the hall of the Democrats there tta-ascet.e ,f wild ex< :t.-mcnt. The whole temper of ! the convention, as displayed up to that moment, had l« en i>;..in.-t the head cf the ti< k«t to the Populist*. Th<- ;>eechfs which Immediately followed I the re rt were Sn the Fame tone. But the appeal to ! national p titles, together with the flr:»- work that had iilr> ady been done among the Silver Republicans, stem med the ti!" and carried the day if favor of Ci-«U<n, ! even at the e-*t of a party name and a party head; i a-1 the I> m->erati; m»m'» rs of th»- conference com mittee. who themselve* made tho stren*:»>st speech--.! agal-n fir' r i;:.-.: w«=. r.t hack to conf- r .Ktin. w.t'-j ! «1 m j -»;«- i t understanding that they yieid j to the I\ puliKt <i'-man«:< The Pilv'-r Kepub*. tn«. upon r>~< civing the report cf their committee, ha 1 already agre d to concede the head cf the t k-:t to the Populists. What magic spell charmed ti.era in* > -u-h docile *ubml«*l •« can only he aurmlard The rn<> n • of t r.t committee WAS trlef. b ;t to the potn-, an ! ,t 5 o'clock a compact had been hc>l en the basis of the following r. wr.ivi t:.">r.» frcrn :h* r. »f-.*rti\ * p*r* >•« • M.«j or and c in - rr -. from the Hr<t ar ! Nirth' w.trds. i>em ocrsit*— <" »rp.>rat. h rour.. il, • reasurer. one ■. *m- 1 - < • r*v :• fr~m 'h • K.fth Sivh ar.i S.ver:h war!- Stiver Republicans-City comptroller. one eouncUman-at-:arg. nnd councilman fr m the S cond. Third, Fourth and Eighth wards. And th* r.,m.> ut ier which both Demon#!* and Stiver Republicans must march to the p-">!ls * W <s' s<ied to be "The People's Party." After th# « \>>ral . or; vent tons had flnlsb-d making their nominations in accordance wth the committee'* apror-r-.-ncrt. a ratiSeation meeting was held last night in the J'-fTerson theater, it » hi* h m. rr.t-ers o t ali thr e parties w-re present. Fact* U>na( the 1 p|>ortlnntaent. There are *me f».-\« a it t • :r r.men: of the various places on the t;- kit wh hW. bird'.- Api- * r t > the casual res S-r. The Populists reserved for themselves rot only the h-ad of the ticket, which was the bene of greatest contention, and the l-arty name. » v though it may be a mere shlbb leth. fc» sr.il highly prized by the Democrats, who ch»-rs.«h the tradir. f former campaign* and cling to th.tr political heroes with idolatrous devotion. They did more than this. la eelectin* the ether places on t: •■> t hi t th«-y took as -her JO: « the ccur.cilmen from the two wards * v *>' *'■*■*» of b* ng carried by the fustoeista. So patent was this m \e that it wn» brought cut ir the sev- -r.s of the *> r ferene* conunittee. and the ■*»*>■'« I ' mr Way, vera upbraided for having taker. th:.s« p!a .s Th-y v *row: ..1f»- ti ha ! dve ** for the very reason ai*e* *ta»«d. via., because they felt <r.-re *h •« wirds could be em -d aga.swt the RepubTleans, The result* of the day • * i * complt tr.umph for the Way-Hart combine, whose. r :, e* *'* r Vl ~' '• * r siid with great pour -al shrewd re**. thct.*h f*- half . .n * »+r a?;. moon things looked very much as If fu ->n had re* e.v- ia kn »ut ,w jSpeak- r after sp, iker in the I> mocratic eonven THE FUSION TICKET. Ceaticued or. Pae> t S. C. CALDBRHEAD. TUe People'* Part> (anil dntc f«»r M«> or. BKIB ■ IDIM Spokane Court Grants Mo- tion to Dismiss. IT WAS NOT INSOLVENT. Newbery, Hyde and Bwyer Are Discharged From Custody. Similar Action Will Be Taken on the laformation Against Olmsted and Wftirl—The Judise Think* the Statute May Be Ineonstltuiionnl— Strict Construction of the Law Results in the Defendants Helnit Absolved From All Culpability. Special Dispatch to the Post-Intelligencer. SPOKANE,, Feb. IS.—Judge Richardson this morning dismissed the case against the directors of the Oitiaens" National bank and discharged the defendants. A. A. New bery, K. B. Hyde and W. J. Dwyer, from custody. The same action will be taken cn the charge pending against the defend ants', E. D. Olmstead and D. F. W euel, the other two directors against in formation has been tiled. Ttie court, in granting the defendants motion to dis miss, said in part: •'I do not think that the proof in this case shows that the Citizens' National bank, on the 20th day of November, IS'JJ, was ir.solvmt within the meaning of that term as detlned by the supreme court of this state. Since the UKiuriing of this trial 1 have carefully considered the stat ute upon which this prosecution is based, and I must say that I have a very serious doubt as to whether *ie statute itself, un der the decisions and the constitution of this state, is a valid statute. There are two conditions, or supposed conditions, of a banking institution that are referred to in the statute. One is where th-a bank is insolvent, and the other is where it is in a condition of failing circumstances. It is one of the elementary principles of con struction of a criminal statute that it is not allowable to give It a liberal con struction In order to convict a person of an offense, but the defendant la entitled to a strict construction of the terms used in the statute. Adopting that eonstruc tuui. a, dcteiulatn. charged wiUa. aa ol ienso under 'his' statute, would have a right to have the court construe the term in the most liberal sense In which, under tho law of the state, it could be used as applied tij him. Giving it that construc tion, manifestly under the proof in this case, the Citizens' National bank was nof insolvent on the iWth day of November, ISM." The court also pointed out tho fact that the proof submitted by the state was in sewral instances at fatal variance with tho charge in the information. HAIL SACKS STOLE*. Taken From flu* Drpol'nt H«»"»slniid on Two So«*ce*»l ve >»ttlit«. ROSS LAN D, 13. C.. Feb. 18.-A robbery of mail bans occurred here on the 11th Inst., but is only now nn-.de public. The mail from Nelson and Columbia river points arri\t-s in Rossland <3 »!iy about mHlnlght and is left at the Columbia & Western depot until tho following morn ing. Of the pouches that arrived on the night of the 10th two were missing, and one of these was discovered In the ditch about 10u yards from the depot. It wsi cut open and the contents rifled, ev-ry letter, whether registered or otherwise, being opened. It is supposed that A sec ond robbery o curred on the following night. Ten bags in th!s batch are- miss ing and ail traeo is lost. The missing bags « amr- from Xt ison. Th« postal authorities declare that five r .r -*'r-d Utters have been stolen, and it is no: yet known how many unregistered lettfr< with money In them may have 1 e»»n tak»n. One of the missing r.-g--«. ter 1 missives contain'd at least nr., ad dresscd to D. D. B rks, a local mining broker. The balance contained valuable documents or snrull sums of money Traveling P >stoffl. e Inspector Macleod arrived her>- in response to a wire fWIMIHW VIM, of this City, but has • • ',*r nothing to work *>p n to locate robbers or find any trace of them. In -B,— rtor Fletcher's whercab-uts is not known, but h* Is ex, <■■-*> 5 here tonight < r i r me.rrc w. The poll ■ arc working on "le case. IVrnU«lon for the It. 11»- r F.iprdftlnn WASHINGTON. F--b. W.-3'.r Julian Faun- f »t. ha.*» d th secret .ry •* f Great Hrit -.ln's consent t v >* ;r :• •' r> f. \: •!. ■n to ,K * : shall pass over British territory pr-ivibd t » <irms ir.! a;r;nvir..*-->r. r - i Cnr.a-.an territory as KIJCP >g». An <-*■ >rt of t>>m!r.'!->n pall « wiii U- furnished. The proposition will be accepted. < «>ntlriantlona. WASHINGTON. F«-b. 1«.-The senate to day confirm** J the*- n xnlnat: c w. r. ■.« *o •• 1 V.v.n at the Uma "ila n gen i jr. C»retron IA. IJ. »":■» :<h. t v -e "- : »r of moneys a: Vancouver Wa*h. J F. Mr to »- r r of the iar 1 at WatervUV. Wash J M . rjrvvy.-r general of Ca - fomia P as*nuLrtetw: W.tiMfljfton-F. A. I>avis, <~Mkestate. C.K. f N. Ji x»g, H- 1- lands. , . _ UN BREAKS Iffl SPELL Senate Suddenly Is Plunged In- to a Tumult of Debate. OVER AN INQUIRY INTO THE MAINE. Demand That Investigation Be Pushed Immediately- Spanish Treachery Denounced in Burning Words— Hale Deplores Criticism of the Navy Department— Wolcott Thunders a Crushing Reply to an Implied Slur —The Truth Is What the Country Wants—Awful Calamity Not a Time for Words—Speeches Full of Gloomy Forebodings of Grim-Visaged War —Statue to Be Erected to the Victims of the Slaughter. WAS HI KG TON. Fob. 19.—The day !n the senate was full of sensational incident#, growing out of the destruction of the battleship Maine. Soon after the senate met Hals, of Maine, introduced the following joint resolution: "That the secretary of the navy he and he Is hereby authorized to engage the service® of «\ wrecking company or companies having proper facilities for the prompt and efficient performance of submarine work, for the purpose of recovering the remains of the officers and men lost on the United States steamer Maine, and of swing the vessel or such parts thereof, and so much of her stores, guns, material, equipment, fittings and appurtenances as may be practicable; and for this purpose the sum of 1300.000, or 60 much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated and made immediately available." A I.etler From Vrrrlarjr I,onic. The resolution was prepared at the navy department and introduced at the request of Secretary leing. who in forwarding i: to Mr. Hale also sent a letter explaining its purpose. He says in this letter: "It is deemed proper and important that steps should be taken Immediately to recover the remainder of the officers and men lost on tho occasion of this most deplorabls catastrophe; to raise the vessel or to save such parts of her armament and equipment as may be practicable." To this the secretary adds: "The meager Information received respecting the nature and extent of the Injury sustained by the hull of the Maine renders it difficult to determine at this time whether there is reason to hope that the vessel hersrlf may t>e raised, but it seems probable, as she lies within the protection of a harbor and it. not wholly submerged, that much valuable property may be recovered, if the necessary action is taken without delay. "Tho vessel, with her stores, guns, material, equipment, fittings and appurtenances, cost approximately fc.CuO.OOi}. As an illustration of the value of single Items which may have escaped serious injury. It may be said that the 10-inch guns, of which the Maine carried four, were worth, with their mounts, S43.SCO each. "Aside from the melancholy duty resting ujx>n the government to recover and to bring to this country for burial, if this may be done, the bodies of the officers and men who lost their lives in this disaster, it is believed that much valuable property may yet be saved from the vessel. "In any event, it is of the utmost importance that whatever is to be done in this matter should be entered upon without delay. "The sinking of the Maine will be made the subject of immediate and exhaustlvo Inquiry, and congress will be fully advised of the result of such Investigation." Mr. Ix>ng states that in fixing the sum asked for, the department Is £t this time unable to estimate the necessary expense with any degree of accuracy, but he saye he has conferred with the bureau of construction and repair, and if the appropriation required be made, only so much as may be found necessary will be expended in the •work. The secretary- Incloses a table showing the cost of a number of Items of ordnance outfit of tho vessel, aggregating $.'Ai2.152. Resolution for tlnrlnl In Amrrlcs. , Allen thought it very desirable that a provision be inserted in the resolution for tTio transjiortation and burial of tho n mains of those 'k> their lives in the disaster. Hale called attention to the fact that reference was made to the transportation of the bodies In the letter of the secretary of the navy. In many eases, he said, It would bo Impossible to bring to this country the remains of tl, men killed, as the bodies w>-re so badly mutilated and the facilities for embalming so inferior in Havana that already the remains of many of the dead were decomposing, and it would be necessary probably to bury them at once. Mason hoped that provision would be made for the transportation of the bodies to the United States and for their burial in this country. To that end he proposed an amendment to tho resolution, as follows: After the word "thereof" and before the word "and." Insert the following: "And •for the transportation and burial of the remains of the offi ers and men, so far as possible." The amendment was agreed to, and the resolution as amended was passed. Debate Forebode* tiatlirrins Hur < londa. The resolution offered yesterday by Alien, directing the committee on naval affairs to make ar. Investigation of the disaster to the Maine, wjs then laid before the senate. It precipitated a most furious debate. Chandltr of New Hampshlr • thought that if the word "immediate" be stricken out and the matter be left within the discretion of the commit''®, there would be no objec tion to the resolution. Ma?' r. propoxd an amendn:«".t striking out all after the w jrd "resolved." and In serting the following: "P,y the senate, the house of representatives concurring, that a Joint committee of five consisting of time members of the house of representatives and two member* of the senate, be appointed to investigate the disaster to the battleship Maine," Hale expressed the b-.pe that Mason would not press his substitute Th< disaster, he said, was even now being thoroughly investigated by the exe<utlv« department of tho government, and that as soon as tang.ble r«sul's wen- hed the facts would be communicated to congress. " Hale urged that Mason withdraw his rubstltute, a* it would tend only to embarrass the executive in the matter. "I had hoped." said Mr. Hale, "that this entire matter might be disposed ,»f today. It seems to me that. under the qjrcumst .n es and in the light of th< utrw t fa- nitUs, i: is Idle to indulge In debate.'* Hale said he was willing to withdraw his objection to th* re« olution of Allen, bat the substitute suggested by Mason was even more- objectionable In Its formula. Mnnon Deuinnds an Im nedlatr Inyr»tlwatlon. Mason folio*-d Hale in a > i,pi r tew ith sen«a-|nnal utterances. He said la beginning that he had no dlspcsit; >n to in flam a situation ilready «.> ex iting. but us f.-It that his substitute was fully Justified by the f" lings and d**ires of the p. ople. •'I understand," said he, "that the navy de;>Mr*m«*nt is making an investigation crl the disaster, but I also understand «hat corgi• *s ha« the authority ?«> m tk- an Ir.vestigation It is a ongre*si r.al irv»«!!g*tl n that p*- r >pU r ar- d.Handing. They are fast coming ' » the .. n du«t n that matters < mr-ern rig this Cuban affair, including t v„ i,om« letter in'.dent and the 1. -of the Maine, of *M-h they 0 u» tit know. are b»-;nc concealed from them. Th>- rcop'e w «nt to know the fa and 'hey srl'U know them." Mason said h c did not b re to r ie-'t upon the motives or honor of anvbody, but he U-;.£K -ted tha? the off! ' »is ef the t ivy department In rt; k'r-g the tnves v would be trying their own case, and woutd naturally endeavor to cover up any blara% that m ght attach to them. "The tr-M.Me w. •» us Is," d» an d Mason, with gr« v • ?ren e. "that we have R , j Spanish poi. y ' putting everything off t:!! torr, orrow. this db-aster »o ! .r r.avy and to our country l« thoroughly Investig .t« d by -«v Tress, and then we shall k".~w that it will be lor.'- right. *he people h>tve the f- "* They want nothing less tf.an a investigation In r -• • trie ■ : and t. - b -e. Or!y 'n *-y <.-•* ?'• fact * r-ich ars k i up In the departments be gotten out. The count-;. ;* t.r.-1 of t!.-. se - ret ova* s derati- • of **' h qur ::or;» lam not wtlbr.jr to strike out of tv.s resolution the wor<| •immediate.* Fvery one is Interested in knowing who bb-w up tho Maine, and all want that information now. Why delay? Why adopt the Spanish c atom of putting off SIXTEEX-PAGE EDITION.