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MEPUBOCAM. . Thos G Alvord jr fC ' : ' SuptArtDeuf - Library of Oogr(,ss ; ELEVENTH YEAE. rilCENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1900. kVOL. XI. NO. 82. SONA ORIENTAL GLOOM Yesterday did not Relieve the Situation THE WAR GOING ON Chinese Evasion of the Demand of the United States for Free Com munication With Minister Con gerMinister Wu's Forced Ex planation of the Continued At tack on the legationers. c Washington. Aug. S. The Chinese situation is considered wry grave by the authorities in Washington. The re ceipt of a message from Minister Conger last night, which Indicated a continuation of fighting of the lega tioners, and the government insistence that the ministers should leave Pi kin, which Mr. Conger considered would mean certain death, brought matters to an acute stage. All day the cibinet officials who are in town have been consulting with one another, and the president has been communicated with by telegraph and telephone. Secretary Root held two conferences with Attorn.-y-General Griggs and several with Acting Secre tary of State Adce. and their views were communicated to the president. As a result It was announced that the message to the imperial government at Pckin had been delivered to Minister Wu f-jr transmission to his govern ment. The text of the message was prepared by Acting Secretary of State A dee and Secretary Root, and its form vas- made known to the president in a talk conducted by Mr. Root over the White House long distance telephone. It was then stated definitely that the authorities of this government would njt make public the text of this Iat ,-s communication to China until Min ister Wu had an opportunity to for ward it to his government. The chief officials of the government were not willing lo outline in any defi nite manner the contents of the mes sage although it was generally ac cepted that the communication was vfrrphaTtc" and Td'The point. "The state department sent a cipher cable message to Minister Conger, responsive to his message made public last night and in tended to test the assertion of the Chinese edict that free cipher com munication would be allowed. The mes sage sent to the Chinese through Mr. Wu. according to the best information obtainable, informs that government that the removal of restrictions upon the communication with our minister evidenced both by the rectipt of Mr. Congers' message and the transmission of the edict of August 5. In very grati fying, but is not in entire compliance with the original demands of the pres ident in his reply to the appeal for me diation. Minister Wu early in the day brought to the stale? department the imperial edict removing restrictions from free communication with the ministers. He was plainly perturbed ovr Minister Conger's report that the legationers were under Are, but still contended that his government was acting. in good faith and protested against misrepre sentations -if the situation. He point ed out the fact that the absence of ar illery fire might indicate that there; were no regular troops engaged in the assault and that the rifle fire s pok. n of by Mr. Conger simply might be - the sniping of disgruntled irregulars who wen- engaged in guerrilla tactics. STORY OF SUNDAY'S RATTLE. Washington, Aug. 8. The war de partment has received the following cablegram from General Chaffee: "Che- Foo, Aug. .r. "Adjutant-Gene: al, Washington: Pel Tsang handsomely taken early this morning by Japanese troops, supported by English and Americans. The Jap anese loss was considerable: the Eng lish slight: Americans none." ENGLAND HOPEFUL. London. Aug. . (4 a. m.) Beyond the efHcial dispatches given out yes terday morning, the papers contain no information of importance from China. Thanks to the dispatches of Sir Claude MacDonald and Rear Admiral Bruce, there Is a general disposition to take a more hopeful view of the situation. The report of the appointment of Field Mar shal Count von Waldersee as commander-in-chief of the International forces meets with general approval. TRYING TO REACH CONGER. The Minister Exhorted to Be of GoJ Cheer. Washington, Aug. 8. Reply has been rent te Minister Conger by the state department to the message received late yesterday. It advises him of the approach of the relief column and ex horts him to be of good cheer. The dis patch was sent direct to Minister Con ger at Pekin and a duplicate of it to Consul-General Goodnow at Shanghai. Goodnow was directed1 to spare no pain or expense to get the message to Minister Conger. Minister Wu this morning received an edict under thi date of August 5 in which the Chinese government permits the powers to hold open and free com munication with their ministers. This includes the sending of cipher mes f.CreB. The Chinese minister has also received a copy of an imperial edict of Augii't 2 which was delayed in trans mission. It directs the safe conduct of foreigners to Tien Tsin and assigns Jung Lu to select efficient officers to give this conduct. Secretary Root said this afternoon that a. message had been delivered to Minister Wu saying that free com munication has not been established between this government and its min ister at Pekin, and therefore the de mands made in the president's reply to the emperor had not been acceded. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE. A Message to China Amounting to an Ultimatum. Washington, Aug. 8. The message from Minister Conger brings 'the situ ation to Its mm t s. rious stage, and the authorities in Washington regard the matter as one of great gravity. They are aware that nothing but the most vigorous action can meet the condi tions, to save the ministers and fejreign crs in Pckin and avert a war of long duration. After a conference it v as decided to Ki nd a message to Consul Goodnow ad vising him that a crisis has been reached. He was directed to communi cate the fact lo Li Hung Chang and other Chinese officials, stating that the present Situation was intolerable and could not be continued without serious results. The dispatch was practically an ultimatum. The answer will de termine the future action of this gov ernment. It is not believed by the war depart ment cfficia'.s that the international forces opc riling along the Pel river can reach Pekin in time to rescue the ministers if active hostilities shuuld begin against the legationers by the Imperial troops, rt is believed by some that greater safety for the foreigners 1 In accepting the escort of the im perial army to Tien Tsin than to re main in Pekin if war is dclared. SAFE FIVE DAYS AGO. London, Aug. 8. A cipher dispatch has been received from the British min ister at Pekin announcing that the members of the legation were holding out five days ago. The British consul at Tien Tsin, un der date of August G, announces that the Chinese have been expelled from Pei Tsang and are in full retreat. NO LATE ATTACK. Berlin, Aug. S. The foreign office received the following from the secre tary of the legation at Pekin: "Since July 21 the situation unchanged. There have been neither attacks by troops e-n masse upon us nor shell fire, but only a, desultory rifle fire. The health of the members of the legation is com paratively good." . NO EXTRA SESSION. Washington, Aug. S. A prominent of ficial said this morning that an extra session of congress was improbable. MESSAGE FROM CHAFFEE- Washington, Aug. 8. The navy de partment has received the following cablegram from Admiral Remey: "Che Foo, Aug. 8. "Bureau of Navigation. Washington: " 'Taku, Aug. 6. " 'Chaffee reports that the Japanese took Pei Tsang on the morning of the 5th. The movement was probably con tinued to Yang Tsun. IEMEY.' " MR HANNA'S WORK Examining the Performances of Sub Committees. New York, Aug. 8. Senator Hanni, Vhairman of the national republican committee, left this city for Boston thia afternoon lo look over the work of the. sub-committees and examine the politi cal situation in general. Mr. lianna announced today that the advisory committee to the national committee is now practically completed and that he would make known the names of the members early next week. BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS. Boston. -Mass., Aug. 8. Several hun dre1 boot and shee manufacturers from all parts of the country are here at tending the annual convention of their national association which began to day. A season of unusual activity in all lines eif tlie industry is reported by the manufacturers. o GOT THE WATER RIGHTS Nothing Now in the Way of Pres cott's Water Supply. Prescott, Aug. 8. The Present t cily council has secured water rights in the Chino valley amounting to over 500,000 gallons daily and will at once lay a pine line through which to pump water for the city supply. An election is called to be held this month to vote $150,000 bonds for the new system. A small army of workmen are now employed rebuilding the burned dis trict. FATHER AND SON KILLED. Fell Over Precipice of a Switzerland Mountain. Maloja in the Ingadin, Switzerland. Aug. 8. G. P. Way and his son and thirteen other Americans, accompanied by Dr. Delaru, an Englishman, climbed the Cimadirosso without a guide yes terday. When near the summit Mr. Way slipped on a stone and fell over a precipice. The rope attaching him to his son broke and the two were killed. Mr. Delaru returned with great diffi culty. The bodies were recovered. The Ways stopped at the' Hotel Maloja. TO CAUTION CANADAjSSiTWO MONTHS TO LIVE Not to Turn Undesirable Immi ' grants Into This Country Many Frauds on the Border Assist- ant Secretary of the Treasury Taylor Has Gathered Facts From Steamship Companies. Huston, Aug. S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Taylor, who arrived in the city yesterday by the way of New ; "J ' " . ami 1 other makers of billets and the pro York, was met today by Commissioner , duPers who have bought billets on eon of Immigration Powderly. He is mov- j tracts made when prices were much ing in a general campaign by the gov- eminent to stop the immigration into I the United States from Canada of un- j desirable immigrants. W ith the com missioner of immigration lie will pro ceed to Montreal and Quebec-. The violations of the Canadian immi gration laws have become so flagrant within the last six months that the treasury department has intimated to the T)i ini i n inn mviirniiitu,e rlvit it mnyf I cease to aiel in the. shipment of objec Unliable immigrants across the border and to make arrangements for an ef- fic:ent quarantine against them the trip of Mr. Taylor is to be made. The steamship companies running to this port, Baltimore and Philadelphia have filed a statement with the treas ury department in which they say that steamer companies running to Canada have made a practice of guaranteeing admission to the United States to every emigrant who made application for passage. Thousands of immigrants who were refused admission to the States on arriving at the barge office in this city have secured entry by way of Can ada. The steamship companies claim that the undesirable passengers land at Montreal or Quebec and cross the bor der at their convenience. The system of physical mental and moral examination on the border is saiel by the steamship companies to be en tirely inadequate to meet the require ments, as practically few are sent back, and these have simply to postpone their entry a few weeks. Assistant Seeretarv i Tnv!.. wlrS Air "P,i-rlo,'!ir will ma'ta an arrangement with the government and railroad by which the practice must stop. Tlie Canadian steamship companies are up in arms against any such ar rangement, and the American Agent of one of the lines said today that the Amerie-an government would gt a set back if it attempted to' place extra barriers in the way of inspectors on tlie beerdcr or to dictate to the Dominion government. Mr. Taylor had a confer ence with the principal steamship agents here. These agemts prepared for him a list of more than 1.000 flagrant cases of paupers and other undesirable immi grants coming to the United States by way of Canada after they had first been deported and sent back to Europe from this side. Abstracts from it show the following cases, picked at random: Charles Miller, 31! years old, arrived here on the Etruria in the fall of 1S'3S, bringing with him a W-year-old Belgian girl. Both were deported. Miller re turned in January. 18'J9, by way of Montreal, and is now a waiter on Coney Island. James Quail, i'l, arrived on the An chor line, 1SWS. Was demented, and was duly deported. Returned to New York on the Allan line the same year and was again deported. Returned by way of Canada and is now in Cleve land. James Lault-rs, confirmed drunkard, ex-supcrintcndeiit of police in Ireland, fleeing from legal process, came with family on Lucaniu February 25, 1839. All were deported. The man last month applied to the immigration free labor bureau at the Battery for work, was utterly destitute and showed that he had entered by way of Canada. Count Wortcy arrived seven or eight years ago. Was deported as a criminal. Lust month he was recognized on Greenwich street, and told several barge olliie officials that lie arrived by way of Canada, "and could not be dis turbed." Isaac Kunikow sky, 50. alien, now in Boston as a public charge. Arrived June IS. 1S1M1, on Statendain. Deported on the same ship. Notified Boston au thorities that he landed destitute from Canada. Gabriele Noyes. :I0, French adven turess, arrived on La Gascogne, Febru ary 11, 1XH3. Deported. Returned by way of Montreal. Seen last week in the Tenderloin. Vito Rini, arrived on Tartar Prince, August 4, 1898. Deported. Returned first cabin by way of Quebec. Instances of thirty-five families who were deported, returning by way of Canada, and who are now living on the j cast side, are given in the list. Also the eases of Anna Lunacz now living at Phoenixville. Pa.: Eugene Einault. who was deported twice, and Is now living in Lexington avenue x near Thirty fourth street, are given. The affidavit of a lawyer who advised deported immigrants to come back by way of Canada is also furnished, to gether with a similar document made by Patrick Flanigan, a hospital attencl ant who received from a friend a print ed paier giving deported Immigrants specific instructions how to return to this country by way of Canada. The local agent of a Canadian steam ship line today telegraphed to Montreal :;70 words of warning of Mr. Taylor's visit. o KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. Put-In-Bay, O., Aug. 8. The biggest summer meeting ever held by the Knights of Columbus opened here to day and will continue through the re the Alleghenies and the Rocky moun- tains. The meeting is more for pleas- ure than business, and to this end an lelaborate programme of entertainment,' has been prepared. This afternoon there was an informal reception at the Hotel Victory. I STEEL, CONTRACTS MUST STAND. . Report That Carnegie Company Will Not Release Purchasers. Chicago. Aug. S. President Gary of the Federal Steel company 1,-ft for Cal ifornia this morning. It is said that one object of the conference of the steel men was lo secure an adjustment l higher, the buyers, it is said, found ineiiiHCM es unaoie co meet the . con tracts, as prices had declined so sharp- ly since they were made. An attempt was made to Induce the Carnegie com pany to release the purchasers from the contracts, but the Carnegie com pany insisted that the contracts should stand. CONGRESSMAN FLYNN. Guthrie. O. T., Aug. 8. Congressman Dennis T. Flynn was renominated without opposition at the republican j territorial convention held here today. I o SOME TRADE FIGURES Showing Development of Our Manufacturing Industries Marvelous Growth in Both the Variety and Extent of Trade in Manufactures Within the Last Ten Tears. Washington, Aug. 8. (Special.) The development of the manufacturing industries of the United States during the past decade, and especially during the second half of the decade is illus trated by the completed figures of the treasury bureau of statistics, showing th? Imports of manufacturers' mater ials and exports of finished manufac tures in the fiscal yeai-s 1890. 1895 and 1900. From 1SIM) to 1895. importations and manufacture, s' materials in creased $9,047,23 and from 1S95 to 1900 they increase! S114,7S1.363. From 18W to 1S95 the exports of manufactures incr-eased $32,493,367: from 1S95 to 3JHI0 they increased 248,C88.6s;. Manufac turers" materials formed in 1890 23.08 per cent of the total imports; in 1 14:15. 25.64 per cent, anil in 1900, 35.57 per cent; finished manufactures formed in 1S90 17.87 per cent of the exports: in 1895, 23.14 per cent, and in 1900. 31.51 per cent. The table which follows presents the figures for each of the periods named: 1890 $178 433,512 151.1T2,376 1895 187S2.743 183,595.743 1900 302,264,106 432.2S4.366 In the above- statement the term manufacturers" materials includes only the articles classified as "articles in a crude condition which enter Into the various processes of domestic indus try." The following table shows the expor tation of principal manufactures ar ranged in the order of magnitude in the fiscal year 1000, including all whose value in that year exceeded $l,000,ofti. and compares the exports of 1900 with thosj of 1893: 1895. 1900. Iron and steel and Jlfrs. or ?32000,9S9 $121,858,311 Oils, mineral, re- filled 41,198,372 Copp, r manufac tures 11,468,703 Leather und man ufactures of 15.614.407 Cotton Mfrs 13,789,S10 Agricultural im GS.216,919 57,851,707 27.288.808 23,8!HUHH plements Chemicals, drugs, etc Wood Mfis Parafline anil par afllne wax Fertilizers Scientific instru ments Paper and manu factures of Tobaexo Mfrs Fibers, vegetable manufactures of Cycles Boeiks. maps and engraving?- C a r r i a ges and horse cars Starch 5 113,075 16,091.886 8.1S9.M2 G,2M,S07 3.569,6 il 5,711,262 l::. i9i;.i;:'.s ,1.2:;.97S 8.602,723 7 218,221 1,912.717 6,131.301 2.185.257 3,953,165 6.215,559 .W!',645 1.138285 3,551,025 1,722 559 2,316.217 2,911,915 1.511.336 366.8(H) !.K09.' :,6oi,: 84 Cars for stear.i railways 868 India , rubber and 1,554,907 gu 1 1 a per cha Mfrs Spirits, distilled .. Vegetable oils (except cotton and linseed) Malt liquors Clocks and watch es Musical instru ments Glass and glass ware Paints and colors.. Gunpowder and other explosives 1.505.142 2,991,686 2.364.157 3,278,111 491.456 558,770 1,201.005 1,115,727 846,381 729,706 2.162.7: 2.137.51 1,971.202 1.955,707 1,933.201 1,902,058 1,277.281 1,SS8,741 Brass manufac- tures 784.640 1.866,727 Soaps 1,092,126 1,773,921 Marble and stone Mfrs 885.179 1.677.169 Zfnc Mfrs 237,815 1,668,202 Sugar, refined (ex- . j eluding candy). 1,119,476 1 569,317 j Wool Mfrs 670,226 1,253,002 j I DrOClrfOrif Molf'inloil DflrirloUfie iCOIUCIIi lIlURUllbJ IIEilJIiblbO the Haldemans Sheriff Scott White of Cochise Coun ty Already Informed by Regular Channels, of Interference by the President, The Halcleman brothers will not be hanged at Tombstone tomorrow, the time set for their execution for the murder of Ted Moore a year ago iast April. The rta'.e of Texas is relaxing nothing of its effort to r -move the-m from tlie shadow of the gallows. Though they are not removed they ar; eight weeks nearer its outer edge. President McKinley yesterday granted them a reprieve until Oe.o'io.- 5. As was told by The Republican yes terday, attorney S. R. Hopkins of Gon zalez, Tex., and Congressman R B. Haw-ley of Galveston, have been in Washington for some time in behalf of the condemned men. The first Tiuit of ; their labors was announced in the fol j lowing telegram received at the othce of ! the governor on Tuesijiy rftemoon: "Washington, D. C, Aug. 7. "Nathan O. Murphy, Governor of Ari zona, Phoenix, A. T.: "The attorney general has recom mended a reprieve of eight weeks for Thomas and William Haldeman, to be hanged on 10th inst at Tombstone. The I lii-csicieiii nm wnnoui uouui giarit 1 e I prieve and wire you tomorrow. Be pre pared to instruct proper officials. "J. S. EASBYSMITH, "Pardon Attorney." As this was in the nature of a private teleerram. its contents were not m:ir1, I public, though Private Secretary Ely I telegraphed Shtriff Scott White of the j movement for the relief of the doomed I brothers. He also repeated the dis j patch to Governor -Juryhv, who was corn in cv Mexico on nis way jionie. This was the first information the gov ernor had of an effort to procure presi dential interference. The reprieve was so long coming ye3 terclay that it was glVcn up. No tele gram had been received from the presi dent long after the ciose of office hours at Washington and as government messages take precedence over all others, there seemed little probability that the president would be neard from, at least on that e!ay. The delay was explained on the re ceipt of the saving telegram, which canre Trout Oanton, O.. and was as fal lows: "Canton, O., Aug. 8. "Nathan O. Murphy. Governor of Ari zona, Phoenix, A. T. "I have reprieved until Friday, Oct. 5, Thomas HaMeman and William Hal tUman, sentenced to be hanged at Tombstone, August 10. Issuj neces sary instructions to proper officials; ac knowledge and repeat and notify at torney general of action. Fot ward war- j rant by mai to you today. . "WILLIAM M KINLEY." On receipt of this dispatch it was re peated to the governor, who had ar rived at Ash Foric. He accordingly wired Sheriff Scott White at Tombstone in accordance with the clause "issue necessary instructions to pr.iper offic ials." The sheriff was at Bisbee and the message was forwarded to hi." there. Thus there will he n hangin in tombstone within the ensuing eight weeks. This time will be taken up by the persons interested, in an-investiga tion of the reliability of the affidavits relating to perjury and prejudice; at the trial. These affidavits were made Hie basis of the r ;-uest for a commu tation of the t-.'i tellers of :.he Halcie- mans. Within the short time that re limine,! between their proelucti on and the dale of execution their iiu'h or falsity e-oulj not be docermii-e.l. Tim following letters have lately been received at me oirice of th.! governor from the two brothers. The first from the younger, was written in a business like hand, and is a pitiful appeal; "Tombstone, Ariz., July 30, 1900. "To the Honorable N. O. Murphy, Gov ernor of the Territory of Arizona. "Honorable Sir: It is with a sad h'jart that 1 undertake to write you this let ter, in which will be reviewed in a measure the terrible trouble that has come upon us and caused us to be sentenced to pay the most severe pen alty that man is called upon to pay up on this eftrth. As you are no doubt aware, I am only a boy In my 19th year; was never away from heime until I came te this terri tory, and had only been here about four months when my present trouble came upon me. And. Honorable Sir, as true as there is a God in Heaven, whom I love and adore, I am not guilty of committing the crime of murder. It was never in my heart to do such a thing. Although 1 am an orphan I have not forgot the precepts of the teaching of a good mother, and I swear by her sacred name and call upon her to look down from Heaven and bear witness that what I write in this letter is true. ""Oh, if the All Wise One could only slay the hand of the executioner! If the one to be executed was innocent, I am sure that my life would be spared on August 10. "I bore no animosity towards any body in this territory. I was an entire stranger to almost all in this country and therefore could have no designs on the life of anyone. But on the spur of the moment I was plunged into trouble so terrible that it seems noth ing but my life can cancel. "Honorable Sir, I did not shoot one single shot; did not take the life of either of the men. My brother will tell you that. But still my life is demanded. Oh. sir, I am not afraid to die. I can It-ill? tVta enalTnl!! n n .1 rr. . in. .na..t vn c. u,n I lJ I 111. . u 1 1 f m utiei a I V7 tiivci 111,' dear parents, knowing that I am inno cent. "I am willing to die if you will not save me, and I shall never think one evil thought of you If they take my life. "It i3 only to bring to your notice the true state of. my position that I write this. Oh, sir, if you will only spare me you will never have cause to regret it. For God hear me w-hen I say that in the future I will live a straightforward, in dustrious, Christian life. And will show you by my upright manner that I love and honor you for saving me from suffering the disgrace ful death of hanging, when I am in nocent. Oh, sir, if you do not spare me now I am sure that you will see on the Great Judgment morning when Christ shall come again, and the dead shall arise to be judged by the Great Judge of the universe that I was not guilty of the crime that had caused my young life to be taken. "Please, sir, let me have an answer to my letter from your own pen, as I am so anxious to know that this came to your own hand. Oh, sir, I anxiously and prayerfully await your reply. Yours obediently, THOMAS HALDEMAN, Tombstone, Ariz. (Signed b my brother) WILLIAM HALDEMAN. The other, from the elder brother, William Haldeman, was as follows: "Tombstone, Ariz., July 30, 1900. "To the Hon. N. O. Murphy, Governor of Arizona. "Dear Sir: As my brother has writ ten you I feel it my duty to address you also. I beg you to help me. If It is pos sible for you to do so, as I am sure I will merit your consideration if you will only spare my life. "I am young and God knows I have repented and deplore all the wrongs I have done, and in the future, if I am permitted to do so, I will walk upright before all men, and lead a Godfearing life. Please, please, execute your power and save my life. And if you find it impossible to spare us both. Oh do spare my brother Tom. as God knows he is perfectly innocent of wrong to any man. He was a pure, simple boy, and did not hve one evil thought towards those men, and I feel it my duty to write this and let you know the truth. Before God he is inno cent of the crime for which he Is sen tenced to be hanged, and some day the man that said he was guilty will con fess the truth, as his daughters did. "In God's name. Honorable Sir, if you cannot save us both, save the life of my brother, who is innocent of wrong. Sin cerely, WILLIAM HALDEMAN. About the time these letters were sent another was received by Acting Gover nor Akers from an official of Tomb stone informing him of the preparation of them He said that they' were instigated by another inmate of the jail who was a graduate from Yale college, and that he had planned to save the younger brother, since hope of saving both had been abandoned. BRYAN INFORMED The Notification Ceremonies at In dianapolis Yesterday. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 8. William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Steven son w;re notified of their nomination ror the offices of president and vice president, respectively, in Military park this af temoon. Thousands of peo ple witnessed the ceremonies. Partisan politics was lost sig'ht of, so far as the citizens of Indianapolis were concerned, and every resident of the Hoosier capital did his part in making the big democratic rally a successful civic event. For weeks past the citizens' committees have been working on the preparaUons for the no tification meetings and today their ef forts were crowned with success. From the hour of Mr. Bryan's arrival in the city until the last speech was delivered this afternoon everything passied off without a seriou hitch. Mr. Bryan and Mr. Stevenson spent the morning at their quarters in the Grand hotel, con ferring with Chairman Jones, Mayor Taggart and other party leaders. There were freeiuent Interruptions caused by the nominees being compelled to break away every now and then to receive the greetings, of late arrivals. Shortly before 1 o'clock the nominees, the notification speakers and the mem ber of the committee lefit the hotel In carriages- for the scene of the exer cises, about five blocks distant. The line of march, however, was made to extend over more than a mile and Il linois, Pennsylvania, Market and. other streets of the down town district were traversed. All along the route tho tklewalks were lined with a cheering multitude. The escort was formed by the Cook county democracy, the Cleve land club of Indianapolis and other po litical organizations. The entire area of the park, some ten or twelve seres, was black with people when the dis tinguished democrats took their seats on the speakers' platform. James D. Riehardf-on of Tennessee delivered the notification speech, to which Mr. Bryan responded in an address which occu pied more than, two hours in Its deliv ery and which was frequently inter rupted with applause. The notification of Mr. Stevenson and the latter s re sponse concluded the exercises. TOWNE APPROVED. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 8 It is the general opinion that the withdrawal of Mr. Towne from the populist ticket will increase the chances of democratic suc cess. His action In sjj doing is gen erally commended. TEXAS CONVENTION. Waco, Tex., Aug. 6. The democratic state convention was called to order here at noon today with a full attend ance of delegates from every county in the state. The convention will nominate a full state ticket from governor down. A HUNT FOR. GOLD Four Hundred Millions Lost Somewhere MR. MUHLEMAN'S TASK : Asked by Secretary Gage to Find Out Where tie Stock "in the Hands of Individuals" I He Has Been Engaged in the Search of the Golden Fxeece for Many Months. New- York Aug. 8. Maurice L. Muhleman, United States deputy as sistant treasurer, has just completed a special statistical report on gold pro duction, the preparation of which has cost many months of hard labor. At the beginning of the year Secretary Gage made up his mind that a thor ough ineiuiry ought to be instituted as to the whereabouts and uses of some $400,000,000 of gold, which, in tho official statistical table, issued by the department, was classified as being in the hands of "private banks and indi viduals."' The total gold coin, and bullion of tho country held by tre treasury and the national banks, which amounts to more than $600,000,000, could easily b accounted for, but the secretary has long regarded the "private? bank and individual holdings" as in the nature of unaccounted for gold, officially speak ing. The treasury's method of classi fication has annoyed him somewhat, and he has been determined for some time to have It improved. Skilled financiar as he Is. Mr. Gage himself could not produce a better exhibit of j the country's stock of gold, and In hi. determination to give to the public an , intelligent idea of the unlocated treas I ure his eyes therefore turned toward Muhleman, and he requested that offi cial to find out where the gold was. It was a big Job: a difficult job, but Mr. Muhleman revels in such tasks. Ho set to work at once earnestly. Muhle man knows a great deal about gold, but he nevertheless, in order to accomplish, his purpose, entered Into correpond ence with many and varied Interests, with individuals and corporations: witl skilled financiers, and eminent econo mists; with men regarded as authori ties on treasure production and with, persons engaged in the arts. He did not soon discard the unsought views of theorists and cranks who suggested where the gold would be found. The holdings of the private, banker and the Individual, and even the contents of the old stocking were carefully Inquired into. Possible hiding places and un usual haunts and methods of con. sumptlon were subjects also of Inquiry- After three months of work .Muhle man found himself confronted with a big pile of letters and other matter. Some of them were helpful and brimrul of suggestions; some were absolutely worthless. Most of the matter . was ' complicated. Muhleman condensed thin mass as well as his own views to a typewritten document of sixty pages, in which form it will reach Mr. Gage. Has Mr. Muhleman located th! $400. 000,000? Will the result of his labors give enough Information, and sugges tion to Secretary Gage by which h can amend the present unsatisfactory official tables of the "ownership of tho metallic stock?" These questions were put to Mr. Muhleman this afternoon, but he declined to say a word. From other sources, however, it was learned that the report, which naturally bris tles with statistics, will be regarded favorably 1yi Secretary Gage. That it will cause the department at Washing ton to alter Its present method of re porting the country's stock of gold I almost certain. Its contents will not be published for some time, but it may be stated that it contains much that is helpful to the government and in structive to the financial interests of the nation. x BASE BALL. Record of Games Won and Lost Yesterday. At Pittsburg Pittsburg. 6: Boston. 3. At Chicago Philadelphia, 10; Chi cago, 3. At Kansas City Chicago, 6; Kansas City, 4. At Detroit Cleveland. 9; Detroit, 3. At Minneapolis Minneapolis. 3; Milwaukee, 2. At Indianapolis Indianapolis, 11; Buffalo, 3. CHARGED WITH ARSON. Amesbury Man Accused of Setting Fire to His Own House. Amesbury, Aug. 8. Fred L. Herbin and his brother Ferdinand were ar rested this afternoon, charged w ith ar son, and) will be given a hearing in the district court tomorrow. The house occupied by Fred Herbin, on Beacon street, was discovered on fire on the morning of July 14. Deputy Fire Mar shal Casey deemed an Inquest advisa ble, and the arrests are the result. Herbin was supposed to be in Law rence at the time, and the house had been unoccupied for some time. When brought here from Lawrence this evening he said he was a British sub ject and wanted to see the British consul.