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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING-, JUNE
VOL. XIII. NO. 38.
He Was Stricken Down on the Eve
the Coronation Ceremony
His Life Was Lengthened By a Desperate Surgical Opera
tionHe Survived That and Last Night Was Progress
ing Favorably But the Gravest Apprehensions of the
Result are Entertained
the Palace Where the Sick King Lay The Ceremo
nies of the Coronation Have Been Indefinitely Post-!
London, June 24. With dramatic
suddenness the king has been stricken
down upon the eve of his coronation.
Tonight he lies in a critical state at
In spite of the intensity of this tragic
interruption, the lower element of Lm
don is "Mafeking" through the lias
decked streets and a portion of society,
in coronation Rowns and jewels, has
gathered at what is called a gala coro
nation dinner at one of the fashionable
hotels. Even at the sates of Bucking
ham palace, within which the ablest
surgeons and physicians constantly re
main, in hope of saving the sovereign'.;
life, the tooting, cf horns and sounds
of other revelries can b.- plainly heard.
That gathering which still remains be
neath the palace lights is now more
bent on celebrating than on sympathiz
ing. Wagon loads cf boisterous ro-.vclies
are on the streets: they are driving all
sorts of vehicles and waving hags and
hugging demijohns of liepjer. They
make their noisy way from the West
End to Whitchapel. They represent
a secticn of the British public which
no tragedy can sober to decency. TVy
have tasted license Unrestrained by
law in celebrations in connection with
the w?.r, and. king or no king, ihey
will celebrate the coronation. It must
be admitted that the revelers hav? been
misled by the technical language of the
bulletins. They seem to have no con
ception of the gravity of King Ed-
ward's condition. The thinking portion
of the nation, however, has gone home,
numbed by the events which the day
has brought forth. Indescribable con
sternation prevails throughout the
country, and this consternation is re
flected in the cablegrams received from
all centers of the universe.
King Edward is in a room faring
the beautiful gardens of Buckingham
palace and far from the street and
the crowd. If tonight's progress i:
maintained he will probably tide over
the effects of the severe operation,
which has successfully removed the
local trouble. But should any com
plication occur, ruch as septi'- peri
tonitis or b'.ocd poisoning, it is feared
his, majesty's present physical and
nervous condition would prove unequal
to the strain involved. There is conse
quently intense anxiety as to the out- j
come. The kir.gs' doctors balieve that j
his majesty would hava been dead be
fore now except for the operation. His j
condition became so alarming last j
night that at bne time it was feared
that death might ensue before the sur
geon's knife could afford him relief. In- i
tense swelling in the extremities, ac- 1
companied by alarming symptoms of
mortification, contstituted an finer-
pencv which demanded immediate
To the last he tried to avoid this, and
was willing to be carried to the abbey
for the coronation ceremony in cider
that it should occur as arranged. The
influence of Queen Alexandra was en
b'sted, however, and at an early hour
this morning the royal patient was pre
pared 'for the operation, which, even in
the skillful hands of England's best
surgeons, was fraught with grave dan
ger. Shortly before 2 o'clock this after
noon his majesty was moved from hi.
couch to the operating tubl- and an
anaesthetic was administered.
The diease, as announced by the sur
geons, is perityphlitis, or inflammation
of the membrane surrounding the ver
Sir Frederick Treves made an inci
sion near the patient's groin and car
ried it npv.-2rd with an outward slant
for nearly four inches. The obstruction
was removed ami tubing was placed in
the affected intestine.
King Edward's first words when he
recovered consciousness were to ask
for "George," the Prince of Waies,
who was waiting in the next room. He
was immediately admitted to his fath
er's presence. Whil3 the operation was
lieing performed the great central
courtyard of Buckingham palace, so
lately the scene of such brilliant gath
erings, was utterly deserted, and an
impressive silence reigned throughout
the building. Equerries talked in
whispers, servants tiptoed about, and
the tension grew almost unbearable.
Then the word was passed around, "All
has gone well."
The first knowledge th? public had
of the serious nature of the king's ill
ness was afforded by the following bul
letin issued by Sir Francis Knollys, the
king's private secretary, at 12:46 p. m.
"The king is suffering from psrity
phlitis. His condition on Saturday was
reported to be so satisfactory that it
was hoped that with care his majesty
would be able to go through the cere-
The Festive Scenes About!
: monies. On Monday evening recru
descence became manifest, rendering a
surgical op-ration necessary today.
At 2:4f p. m. the following bulletin
1 was posted at Buckingham palace:
"Operation has been successfully per
i formed. A large abscess has been c-vac-H-:
at d. The king has borne the .ipora
tion well anil is in a satisfactory condi
' i.ister is Sir Joseph Bister, surge-on
j in ordinary to King Edward, and is
! famous for bis discovery of antiseptic
j treatment in rurpery. To him lister-Pie
; ewes its name. The other signers are
! In conversation with a representative
cf the Associated Press this afternoon.
1 a high government official said there
: was undoubtedly grave cause for
; anxioty. Th? latest information from
the palace was that the king h id sue
; cvssfully pased th' chloroforming
stage, but nobody could say definitely
for the next twenty-four hours how
matters would turn.
The sudden announcement of the
postponement of the coronation just on
t'.:e cv- .f the co -menus caure 1 th.:
utmost consternation everywhere. The
news spre id like wilt fire. On the stock j
e xchange the effect ot" the startling
news was immediate,
led by consols, with
point. His majesty,
conditions, is not look
a fall itr half a
d upon as a good
si'bject for an operation, and though
the king has passed successfully
through the o'deal, it is believed that
' fr.ur or five weeks at the least must
I elapse before he will be able to undergo
' the arduous labor cf the coronation
ceremonial. Therefore no date can be
indicated for the carrying out of th"
coir.nation. During the afternoon Earl
Maishal DuU' of ?:orl'olk issued the
i following notice:
1 "The earl marshal has received th?
: king's command to express his
i majesty's deep sorrow that owing to
his serious illness the coronation cere
! mony must be postponed. The celehra-
tiens in London in consequence will b
I postponed, but it is the king's earnest
j hope that the celebrations in the coun
try be held as already arranged."
THE KINO'S CONDITION.
London, June 24. The following
letin was issued at 11:11) p. m.:
"The king's condition is as good as could be
expected after so serious an operation.
His strength is maintained, there is
less pain, and his majesty has taken a
i "It will be some days before it wiil
j be possible to say King Edward is out
; of danger.
THE NEW DAY.
London. June 2,". At 1 o'clock this
j morning the Associated Press learned
that King Edward was as well as con!.',
be expected and that everything was
AT FIVE THIS MORNING.
London. June 2". At twenty minutes
past four o'clock this morning an fif
licer on guard at Buckingham palace
informed a representative of the Asso-
ciated Press that he understood there
I was no new developments in the king's
I At that hour the palace was every
where closed and theie v.'ere no signs
i of life about t'je buildings except the
sentries c ulside, and a small lot ef
messengers and reporters awaiting
! possible bulletins.
I THE LAST WORD.
j London. June 2.". 4:45 a. m. Sir Fred
I crick Tr ves. Sir Francis H. Laking
;and Sir Thomas Barlow remained at
i the Buc kingham palace all night.
! The Associated 1'ioss learns that his
j maj-siy en jry.-d some refreshing sleep.
! It is not likely that any further bulletin
of the king's condition will be issti-d
. before 7 o'clock litis morning.
I Paris, June 2",.
2",. Th" Paris papers I b.i:
great prominence to ac-
; morning gi
counts of the i'lness of King Edward.
; Thesf are accompanied by expressions
i o. the deepest sympathy with Great
! Britain "in the sudden change from
te anticipated rejoicings to th? afflic
tion and anxiety crused by the dan
gerous Illness of the country's beloved
and popular monarch, who has just
instrument n; givir
irdently desired, pei
NT) TIM iZ FOB FKSTIV1TIES.
Louden. Juno 25. The l-anili'ii morn
ing papers refer editorially to the dark
shadow which has fallen over the na
tion anil to its utterly unprecedented
character. "While they strive to main
tain an air of hopefulness, they hav;
difficulty in concealing- their anxiety at
i he danger which win hung over the
'ring's life for some days to come. They
exhort the public to abandon all ideas
nf festivity and return soberly to the
billies of everyday existence as most
hi-tiitiiig the dignity of the nation.
PHYSICIANS' Ell llO K.
London. June 2.". Humors are afloat
this nic;rning that although the neces
sity of surgery in his majesty's ens"
was obvious, the actual operation was
misdirected. Symptoms of great pain
anil high temperature pointed to ap
pendicitis, but when the appendix was
revealed it proved to be healthy, and
th? unexpected existence of a large
-rcbscess In the caecum was discovered.
Whether or not there is any founda
tion for these rumors, the bulletins
hav.' s.enied to indicate that the sur
gerns were satisfied in the first in
stance with the evacuation of the ab
scess and that they made no attempt
to remove the appendix or other struc
tures which might contain germs of
future danger, probably preferring to
defer such an operation for a radical
cure to some future period.
YALE WENT DOWN
The Jubilation Amciiff Eli's Sens 'Was .
at hi Outset.
New Haven. Conn.. June 2!. Before
lO.UMt spec filers. Harvard defeated
Yale this evening in a base ball game.
The defeat pyeatly dampened the e.n
Ihti'dim! which before the game be
gan was as pirturesolie in expression
as ever. Many of the classes that re
turned for ihj reunion marched araun-1
the diamond, headed by brass band;:.
The c lass of ISM made a novel app.-ar-anc
e. led as they were by ten men o:i
horseback, carrying fish pole lances
with Yale pennants flaunting at th-?
top. Four Scotch bagpipers u'.-re also
with the class. The trienni.i! class
w.i" garbed as sailors and carried huge
pom-poms cf paper on Ion:,' stems.
The c heering was at times deafer.iag.
bm died down as the Yale heroes sank
I after the fifth
i ch-s;.erate r.aliy
inning. There v.
to var.l .th-- ' ' ?. -.
as a 1
v.'hcn Yale graduates and
dying hard, gave their
uppott and encorr.ngci.eo:,
I ing to make a stn
t .o much for
. the Yale batsmen,
Tile score by innings
n. 1 1 .
0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 ! :i
1 ii o o J 2 1 (i Pi 13 2
Plnrkron and Milnr
THE :;-:ue;ER SUIT.
St. Paul. Jane 21. In the Unit -1
Stales c ircuit Court to lay. Ji, ige Ami
don presiding, til - action of the slate
of Minnesota against tile Northern Se
curity ' o., and James J. Hill, its presi
dent, was called, and then set aside u.i
lil after all the jury cases are disposed
or. when Attorney Douglas will move
that it be remanded to th- district
court of Ramsey county where it orig
inated, and the attorneys for the de
fense will offer a motion to vacate the
service. It will piobably be several
d iys before the case comes up agnin.
Way to I.lake Lawyers.
been the main
tile blessing so :
You can dig up the lawyers and put ! our and dar.ge; oils occupation until re
them on their feet if you fce.l them j lieved by General Keintzelman. the
right, but they are like other people, ' president of the company, in 1S7S. when
don't thrive on poorly selected
j A. lawyer
I Y'ork. says:
from Seneca Falls, New
"When I went into a law
office 1 way in fine health, having had
1 much out-Coor exercise-, but at the end
; of the sec ond month's study and work
j 1 was disheartened to find myself in
; poor hexiih and failing every clay. j
After reading a short time 1 would
become so nervous that I would be
I compelled m slop per could I remt in-
! :!-. to any extent, what i lead. j
j The study c f law. which at first was
a great pleasure, became a burden, and j
i a first-das:- i-hr-ician told me that l!
never would be- able to serve a full j
! term in m :..v. oice. and advised me to
give it up :f I wanted to enjoy life, i
When upon the point of doing so I was i
talking one day with one of the firm
who advised ir.e to make a change in
fo d and recommended very highly
your Grape-Nuts, sayiog 1 could get a
package at any grocery and make the
The advice impressjd me so strongly
that I at once purchased anil began
using Grape-Nuts. 1 found that after
using this food I was not troubled with
the lingering pain, in my stomach that
! had been with me for some time; in
i stead i was perfectly c nmf r.i .ab'e. and
I I bad i.oi eaien the f ie.,1 lor more
I than four or live days when I began to
notice a change. My head b. 'came
dear again and I began to enjoy my
j studies as well as I did on the? stari.
and could accomplish more iu one week
! from that time on than I had in a
1 v.h.,le month prior to that time.
My blood, which had naturally be
j i -lice bad. pret-enliy improved, my di-ge.-t:on
t:!:o was better. The blotches
on my late begin to disappear and I
.'.!t better in every way.
I owe much to Grape-Nuts. Would
rather you did not use my name, but if
it will do yea any good, use it." Name
furnished by Postum Co., Battle Creek.
Look for free recipe book in each
package of Grape-Nuts.
Better Known as the Fattier
He Fell In an Alley, Died Alone and
was Found Sometime Afterward
By a Passing Policeman.
I'ol.mel Charles I . Boston died jos
rday afternoon nult suddenly ami
under tiivuuistu m es of a pitiable n.i
i tit re. Officer Bu.-sell was passing
j through the ailey that runs from First
i to Second streets and between Adams
and Monroe, a little after 2 o'clock. He
j chanced to look up a little side alley
! that rur, to ehe rear of the house
j C'olcT.el Post en ot copied when he saw
the eld man lying on the ground. He
j went up to him and saw that he w;:s
Ulead, and accordingly notified Coroner
i J. M. Burnett as soon as por.sible. A
! jury was impaneled and the remains
j were viewed and shortly after removed
I to the parlors of Molm & E.isterling.
j the inquest bek.gr continued to 2
o'clock this alterr.'jf.n.
) Coiene-l Boston hue been in feeble
! health for some years and has failed
'tjpi-Ily during the last few months.
! On several occasions he has
l k-.n-.vn to suffer s:.dde:i sir.liing
when he would almost faint away
v.e.': of a very in dependent char;
and seemingly profenvd to
l-ri'.ce the: finding of the body
neighbors recall thai they heard a
po:s i t the alley possibly a couple of
hour:', oc-foie and it is likely n was then
I'nat he was oven imj and fell to the
ground. There were some indications
if a struggle in the loose dirt itnl it is
pc-sible that during the few minute-s
he lived after the attack his suffering
iniht have been relieved had any one
Known cf it. There is no reason lor
believing that his death resulted from
other than natural causes.
;o funeral arrangements had been
made last night and possibly will not
he fill some communic ation is had
with his ralativtH. His death veeal'.r.
an i:.cii!ent of peculiar sadness that
occurivi not long ago. His son-in-law.
I Jl-ijcr Fope, was connected with the
I ;nedi al department of the army in the
j Philippines end cited in Manila. Mrs.
j Pipe, a fav.irit? daughter of Colonel
. Post '!. v.eiK to Ma: :'n to bring hr.v.c
ioe 1 ei-iairii, ot ;ic i i .: .Ml ,
too, died cn the Pacific en route home.
Both were buried el the PresMi:. Mio.
Pope left two or more
whor.i Colonel Boston
l ; gul:'.!'!y and in w hom
Charle s D. P: ston w;;i
dip. county, Keimic-i:;,-.
he look great
s bcrn in Ilar
April 20. lSI.
was placed in
, and served an
t ! e then p:tssed
.l ;2 years of age he
the corn;y dci'V:; ohiee
:. pprertic ship of seven
tile rudiments o.' la
t!ir-e y.-ars iu tie.- cdiic
c oiiri of Tennessee, at
ie.l lew and v.r.s liccr.
t pon t lie aceuisitio'i
i- of tile supreme
of c 'alifcii ni.i he
d the Ai. -.):;
Hits and was hon ne 1
: appc !'i tioeiit in tiie
rf-in Francisco. Upon
the treaty with Mex-
with a lirsi-cl.is:
custom l-.ouhe at
the conclusion nf
ico for the p.nc liase of Arizona he em
balmed with a company of about thirty I
men for exploration of the new turn-
to:y, arriving at'Onaym.-is in January, j
After e.:air.i:,nig the territo:
ar.J taking specimens of its mineral
wealth, he returned to California and j
thence by Panama to New York. Ken-
tucky and Y.'ar.hington, v. here lie spent i
the year lSu.'i. enlisting interest for the
In 237.6 he re-turned to Ariz ma with t
a tc.irpuny and lands for opening the
silver mines, and continued this nrdu-
transferred his a tivllies to the
e of the company in New York.
j Upon tiie oonimenc-c-'.nent of the civil
i w:"' he was in charge of the company's
business in Arizona with a plant which
had cost nearly a million dollars.
When the country was abandoned by
the United States troops and after sad
! havoc by Mexicans. Indians and Amer
l ic ans. he left the country in ruins, with
! only one companion. Professor Pump
I c-lly. Repairing to Washington he
; served as volunteer aide to his old
friend. Geneiul Heintzelman.
j In 1SC3 he was appointee! by Presi
j dent Lincoln superintendent of Indian
j affairs for Arizona. Upon the organi
sation of civil government in Ariz na
he was elected first delegate to con
i sre.-'s. At the conclusion of his term
j he insde the tour of Europe: visited
the Pi'iis exposition of 1S-J7, and wrote
! little book caiied "Europe in the
Summer Time." Returning to Was'n
I ington he resume-.! the Practice of law
in partnership with Judge Rous of
Cnihornia; i,.,,t ihe delays of Washing
ton jurisprudence were irksome to
an impetuous nature. When the new?
of the Burling;. me Chinese embassy
c-air.e over th - wires ii tired an oid am
bition to sc.- "tiie spiendor and havoc
of Asia," and he obtained an h moral-.-
onmiissicoi I rem Mr. Sewaid to visii
j Asia in the Ostensible interest of "im
migration and Irrigation." and was
also commissioe.i-d as bearer of dis-
paicnes troni the c ninese embassy t:.
the emperor of China. He w;fi accom
panied on the v- yage by his old friend
and traveling companion, 'Ross
Blown-, ml:::: lcr to China.
Before the inauguration c Pre-idem
Hayes he w as appointed by President
Grant register of tne land pilice in Ari
zona, and like an Arab, returned to the
deseit. He also served us consular
agent at Nogales. -Mexico, and military
agent at El Paso. He was, for
five years in Washington, engage .1 In
promoting the interest of irrigation by
the government on the arid lands of
the west. Since Oc tober. 180, he was
COL, G. D,
agent cf the department of agriculture
The history of Colonel Boston is the
history of Arizona, and more, for he
has been closely associated with the ter
ritory since it was first acquired by the
government and previous to that time
he had been an active and energetic
young man. In his early life he was a
great traveler and in later years after
he became recognized as an Arizonian
he made various extended journeys
abroad. He was a vigorous and force
Till writer and a close observer and
was for several years connected with
tile Tribune and other New York pa
pers. He also spent some lime in Eng
land, where he was connected with the
l-'ading papers. In iaT-r years his
ill'. si notable literary ell'ori was a
series of articles in the Overland
Monthly entitled "Building a State in
1 re was enthusiastically patriotic,
was a member of the society of
the "Sons of the American Kevolu
t:on." was councilor of "The American
Institute of Civics," etc., though so far
as is known he was not alliliated with
any fraternal organization. For many
years he was president of the Arizona
Historical society. In his death An- j
zona has lost pre.ba.bly her oldest pio- !
neer and the man who knew more than
any ether regarding the eerly history
of Arizona. It is said he has left some
valuable historical manuscripts which
should be carefully preserved by some
on1 in authority.
Result of Contests in the Four L-agues
Chicago, June 24. Chicago, runs,
hits. 1); errors, t,. Pittsburg, runs. 7:
hits. 12: errors. 2. Batteries. Bundgren
and Kahoe: Tannchill and Smith.
Boston. June 24 Boston, runs. 1:
4; errors, I. Philadelphia, runs, G;
11: errors, 1. Baltrries, Eason,
and Kittredge: White and Dooin.
New York. June 24. Brooklyn, .runs.
S: hits. If); errors, 1.. New York, runs.
1: hits. ".: errors, 2. Batteries. Hughes
and Ahearn: Sparks and Bowerman.
St. Louis, June 24. St. Louis, runs, i;
hits. S: erors. 2. Cincinnati, runs, 3;
hits. 11; errors. 2. Batteris. Yerkes and
Ryan: Philips and Bergen.
Baltimore-, June 24. Baltimore, runs,
G: hits, 4; errors, 2. Philadelphia, runs,
4: hits, 1c): errors. 1. Batteries. Howell
and Brc-s.iaha.il ; Plank and Sehreek.
Washington, June 2. Washington.
' t uns. 7: hits. IP,: errors. 2. Boston, runs,
I !': hits, 0; errors. 2. Batteries, Orth
land Clark"; Winters. Adkins and
I errors. 1.
June 24. Deroit, runs, 2; hits,
5. Chicago, runs, S; hits, 7:
Batteries. Miller, Buelow and
Calahan and McFarland.
j Cleveland, June 2!. Cleveland, runs.
! 12: hits, l.'l; errors, n. St. Louis, runs,
4: nits. ; errors, ". liatteries, ltern
hard and lie-mis; Sudhoff, Harper and
Don oh tie.
j Kansas City,
j runs, 7: hits,
j Springs, runs. :
j t -ries, Nichols
June 24. Kansas City,
lot errors. 2. Colorado
:; hits, errors, I. Bat
and Messitt, Nowrru-yei'
St. Joseph, June 24. Denver, runs,
fi: hits, 10; errors. 2. St. Joseph, runs. 5:
J ! hi is, 12: errors. 1. Batteries. M-.-clos-
key and Wilron; Glade and Roth.
Milwaukee. June 24. Des Moines,
runs. 5; hits, 7; errors, 1. Milwaukee,
runs, 12; hits, 14; errors, 4. Batteries,
Barry. Wilkins ami Dobeck: Fricken
, Jur.e 2:. Peoria, runs, 1; hits.
fi: errors, 3. Omaha, runs, l; hits, 7:
errors, 4 (ten innings). Batteries, Hart
and Wilson; Brown and Gonding.
Columbus, June 24. Columbus,
Kansas City, 4.
Indianapolis, June 24. Indianapolis,
4; St. Paul. 0.
Louisville, June -24. Louisville, 6:
Minneapcdis. 1. '
Toledo, Ju'ie 24. Toh-do. G; Milwau
KILLED AT FUNERAL.
Twenty-five People in Spanish Church
Victims of Lightning.
Madrid, June 24. While a funerri'
was being held in a church at Pineri, in
the province of Orense. today, the
church was struck by lightning, as a
result of which twenty-five people were
killed and thirty-five injured.
HOUSE IN POLITICS.
Washington. June 24. A caucus of
democratic members of the house will
be- held on Friday night to consider the
lai iff and trusts, with a view of mak
ing these subjeets foremost in the
enming campaign for congress.
The- move in this direction was made
by the democratic congressional com
mittee, and a petition for a caucus was
circulated today by Chairman Griggs
of that committee.
Hot Weather Eating
Corn-fed broiler chicks
50c a Pair.
Ten Weeks Old.
GOLDEN WING RANCH
McDowell Road, Phoenix
GOES OVER TO TODAY
The Opponents of Admission Driven io
il Use of Fiiibiistering Tactics
34 J -
f tor Quay Who Did not Press the Matter Has Given
Notice That He Will Demand the Consideration of His
3 Motion Today The General Debate in the House on
'- the Philippines Civil Government Bill Has Been Con
cludedThe Senate Authorizes the Establishment of a
Southern Appalachian Forest Reserve.
Washington, June 24. The motion of
Senator Quay of Pennsylvania for the
discharge ofthe senate committee cn
teiiitcuies from the further considera
tion of the omnibus statehood bill was
not considered today. It was not
pressed vigorously against the filibus
tering methods of the supporters of the
comr.'.ittee, who insisted upon the regu
lar order. Senator Quay gave notice
that he would demand that it be. taken
up tomorrow. It is the prevailing
opinion that the motion will eorrse to a
The senate passed bills creating a
I national forest reserve in the southern
Appalachian mountain:! and ratifying
the agreement between the United
States and the Choctaw and Chicka
saw Indians in Indian Territory.
The first bid provides for the pur
chase? of four million acres in the
southern Appalachian system at a cost
cf not to exceed ten millions of dol
lars. The secretary cf agriculture is
to designate the lands to be purchased
and is to take measures to pteserve
the hardwood forests which they bear.
MAY' I.EXC1THEN TERM.
A Fierce Fie;
the Statehood '
Washington. June "4. The Omnibus
statehood bill has displaced the Cuban
l ccii-a oc-if measure- as the ub jj:t of in
terest in the senate. For the present
the concern cf the senators centers
around Senator Quay's motion to dis
charge the committee on territories
from a further consideration oi tne bill,
with the purpose of bringing it into the
senate for immediate consideration.
There is a determined opposition to the
motion on the part of a majority of the
The statehood forces claim a major
ity of two. which would give them thir
teen republican senators, the demo
cratic side being solid. The opposition
do not absolutely concede the c-or-
APPEAL OF BRYAN TO
If They Will Stand By tbe Old Plat-
form He Will Support Them.
Grand Island. Neb., Jjne 24. The
democratic- state convention of Ne
braska convened at 2 o'clock with over
2C3 delegates in attendance. H. F.
Travis cf Plattsmouth was temporary
After effecting an organization the
convention listened to a speech by Wil
liam J. Bryan. Mr. Bryan was received
with liberal applause and delivered a
stirring address. He paid his respects
to the Tilden club, which, he said, had
"regaled itself with a collation in the
bancjuet hall and served a buffet supper
to the rank and file in the banquet."
"I have but one purpose," continued
Mr. Bryan, "and that is to help the
democrats cf the nation to write into
law the principles of Thomas Jefferson
and Andrew- Jackson."
hie concluded by asking the deio
crats of Nebraska to stand sciuarely on
the two previous platforms and he
pledged his support.
Constantin J. Smyth, ex-attorney
general of the state, was nominated for
governor, defeating Victor Vifquain.
Mr. Smyth was escorted to the plat
form and made a short address in
which he thanked the delegates and
asked the convention to adopt a "thor
ough democratic platform." He said
the fight was on the railroads and other
corporations of the state, and he said
the democrats must push to the f'-ont
as never before.
FIGHTING FOR FUSION.
Grand Island. Neb. June 24. At 10
p. m. the populist convention nominat-
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rectneste of this claim, but they admit
that there are enough doubtful votes
; to make it possible, and they say that
: until they have unqualified asusranees
j of the forty-five votes necessary to lay
1 the motion on the table they will pre
: vent a vote on it.
Friends of the bill have offered to
cease their efforts in case a day early
; in the next congress can be named for
; reporting the bill to the' senate and for
j taking it up by that body but this con
i cession has not been made.
I Senator Beveridge, as chairman of
the committee on territories, has told
; them that'll they would leave the mat
i ter entirely in his hands the bill would
! be reported early in December. Ap
j parcntly, however, this is not satis
I factory, and the present outlook is that
! the situation will continue unchanged
for a time. There is even talk that the
' day cf final adjournment may be post
j poned on account of it, but this is not
THE DEBATE ENDED.
Washington, June 24. The closing
general debate on the Philippine civil
government bill today was marked bv
nctable speeches. They were made by
Messrs. -Landis of Indiana, republican,
and Williams of Mississippi, demo
crat. There were demonstrations after
eac h concluded.
The other speakers today were
Messrs. Ball of Texas, Jones' of Vir
ginia. Shafroth of Colorado ami crutn
packer of lndi.ina. The latter closed
the general debate for the bill with a
The, general debate on the Philippine
bill was closed at the session tonight,
when the speakers were Messrs. Lac-ey
cf Iowa. Schrim of Maryland and
Douglass of New- York, for the bill,
and Finley of South Carolina and 11c
Bermctl oi New Jersey in opposition.
At I0:2u p. m. the house adjourned
and in accordance with the rule gov
erning this debate the consideration of
I the measure under the five-minute rule
! will begin at 11 a. m. tomorrow.
ed M. F. Harrington for governor. The
, democrats are staying by Smyth. Both
conventions will continue to ballot on
governor until Smyth or Harrington
has received a majority of the votes
'; of both conventions. This arrangement
' bus been agreed upon by the conference
; committees of both conventions and
i may result in a long drawn out session.
i Washington, June 24. Forecast for
! today and tomorrow Arizona Fair
j Wednesday and Thursday and cooler in
j northern portion.
New Mexico Fair Wednesday and
j Thursday; cooler Wednesday night and
'THE CHICAGO "AFFAIR
BEFORE THE CABINET
Washington, June 24. The cabinet
had a protracted discussion of the
Italian incident in which the officers of
the Chicago figured and a portion of
the original papers in the case weiv
read. The result of the discussion was
a practical agreement that publicity
occurred through posting aboard the
ship, a method by which the officers
and crew of a vessel or fleet are kept
informed of matters of naval interest.
Two messages from ambassador
Choate at London ware read to tl
cabinet giving the latest information of
the king's condition. Each reported tin;
king to be in a grave condition.
The president referred to the early
adjournment of congress and an
nounced that he had changed the plans
of his trip to Boston so as to return on
Friday. He explained that he felt it.
was best for him to be here in tine-losing
days of the session and he hail
eliminated Oyster bay from his itin
erary on this account.