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SECOND PLAGEAT CUED
Organized Effort in Behalf of
John R. McLean.
DELEGATES ARE PLEDGED
For Some Time n Good Deal of Quiet
Jabor Hum Been Done by Friends
of the Ohlouu The Conditions that
May Bring About Ilia Nomination.
A l'ronouiiced Free Sill or Man.
In the event that a free tilt cr candidate
is selected at the Chicago convention, w inch
now seems as certain us sunrise and sun
set, tne candidate for Vice President may
be Jolm It. McLean.
The rait lias not been generally known,
bulls neiertheless bald to beau actuality,
that tlie rrieuds of Sir. McLean more tlian
two months ago effected a thorough or
ganization, Willi ramifications iu every
section of the country, haling for its pur
lse the securing of second place for the
Benllenian in rtot interests they labored.
During this period a va6t ainountof care
ful and systematic work has becu isir
rormed, with the result that a large uum
ber of delegates have been pledged to the
candidacy orMr. McLean, even whereno in
structions as to t he head or the ticket hai c
been given by the State coiiienllons. As
an Illustration, all or the delegates cImpcd
to represent the State or Slalnc at the
gathering held last week- are raid to be
favorable to the aspirations of lLo Ohio
man.
MATTER OF l'OUCr.
The selection of Sir. SIcLcan as the
Vice-Presidential candidate is said to be
Dot much a matter of cxiicdiency nor
policy. For thirty years he has been an
active and persistent advocate of free
coinage, taking rank as a pioneer In that
movement, so far as recent years arc
concerned. Through his tiaicr-tl.c Cin
cinnati Enquirer be has waged continual
warfare for the while metal, with the re
mit that the Democratic party iu Ohio has
been completely com ertcd.
The claim is made that in the state con
vtntion uhlcli assembles this week there
will not tic one hundred delegates who favor
the gold standard.
SIucli credit Is given to Sir. SIcLean for
having assisted in dividing the representa
tion from hisoivn State in theUnited States
Fcnatc during the past three decades, so
that John Sherman has never had a Ec
pulfllcan colleague.
It Is considered to be a practical neces
sity that the Vice Presidential nomination
should come from the same Slate that rur
n.shcf the head of the republican- ticket.
It will bea sort of counter-irntantand ma
terially reduce the tidal wave of ballots
that usually attends the selection of a fn
lorite son. and which gave Indiana to
Harrison, although he had berore been
snowed underas a gubernatorial candidate.
On the supposition that Mr. Holes, of
Jowa. will be the nominee in the eientof
free sllier control at Chicago, the argument
is advanced that the selection of Mr. Mc
Lean as a running mate would be esje
cially opportune and appropriate. It would
be a direct ous'aught upon the two old cita
dels and strongholds of Republicanism.
Iowa and Ohio have always been depended
upon in a Presidential year to roll up phe
nomenal majorities for tie Republlcanelect
ors. and any considerable curtailment of
these majorities would be a victory, cien
K the States did not actually declare for
the Democratic candidates.
M'LEAN-S MACHINE.
In addition to everything eUe, Mr- Mc
Lean is a man or great wealth, and is In a
position to contribute liberally toward tne
prosecution of a ugorous campaign. His
personal organ and machine in Ohio would
render Invaluable assistance and make
material headway against the 63,000
plurality whicii SIcKinley rccelied at his
last election to the goi ernorship. In fact,
Mr- McLean would be regarded ab a lery
suitable offset to the selection of Mr.
llobart, a coriHiratlon man and million
aire, by the Republicans.
The dual residence of "Sir. SIcLcan would
cut no particular figure in the case. Al
though making this city his home, and
possessing here large property interests,
he has at the same time maintained a lot
lng residence in Ohio, and it is said to re a
practical certainty that lie will be chosen as
Due of the delegates-at-large to the Chi
cago convention.
Mr. McLean is best known here 316 the
president cf the Washington Gas Lighlnnd
Coke Company, the owner or many valuable
buildings scattered all over the Uty and n
man of great wealth and Influence. Thclra
mediate managers cf his Vice Presidential
Drganizatlon say that the work which has
been so quietly and successfully prosecuted,
already Indicates sufficiently favorable re
sults to Insure his beinc glien the second
place on ;i free sllier ticket.
GIVEN THE X.1SI1T.
Mr TlioniiAoti"i Would-Be Assailant
Sentenced to Jml.
Rolcrt Jones, the colored man who at
tempted to assault Mrs. Alice Thompson
at her home, on Four-and-a-half street, near
I street. Friday evening, and who was ar
rested and charged, with assault and being
n suspicious character, was brought before
Judge Miller this afternoon. Judge Kim
ball, in the case of suspicion, gave Joel..
the rather light sentence or three months.
Judge Miller was in doubt until be ex
amined some authorities whether he could
hold the man for the assaultafter his sen
tence on the other charge. He announced
from the bench this afternoon that he could
do so. He spoke or the icculiary atrocious
actions or Jones, In endeavoring to com
mit a dastardly deed on a womau w ho was
about to get him food he had begged for
Mr. Slullowney. the prosecutor, called the
court's attcnt'on to information he had
received Ircm Policeman IlarrovtV that
Jones had served time for assaulting a
young colored girl.
"That's all right, but it makes no differ
ence to me," said the court, emphatically.
"I know I can punish him, and I Intend
giving him every Inch of time possihlc
He gctselevcn monthsand twenty -nincdays
tnjall.iuaddltlontohisworkhousesentence."
McCATJLEY FOUND GUILTY.
Notorious. Crook Comlcted of AsKnuIt
"With Intent to Kill.
George McCauley. the nil around crook,
who attempted to kill Detective Sutton on
June G, as fully described la The Times,
was tried before Judge Cole In criminal
court No, 1 today nnd convicted of as
sault with lntpnt to kill.
McCauley took the verdict coolly. The
minimum penalty for the crime is two years
nt Albany; the maximum eight years. He
will be sentenced Friday.
Ivy Institute Business College, fith and K.
Onr unexcelled summer course. SIS.
rropcrty offered for 6ale or rent by The
Times Real Estate Bureau have the prices
Quoted by the owuers-
WILL, HAVE GOOD QUAnTE IIS.
Excellent Arm mremontof Democratic
National Convention Hall.
Chicago, June 22.-Col. John I. Martin,
sergeaui-at-anns of the Democratic na
tional convention, recelied blue-print plans
rroni the architect yesterday showing the
seating arrangement of the hall. On paper
it looks to be a most admirable and well
organized scheme.
It takes up the south hair probably a
little more than halr-of the Coliseum, with
the amphitheater.seats for spectators on
three sides of the square set apart for
the delegates.
The p'atfonn and gallery for national
committeemen and distinguished guests will
be at the east side and directly behind the
chairman's stage.
On tlie right and "the lelt of this stage
will be nllcgether 400 desks and seats
for newspaper men.
KILLED WHILE KISSING
Reconciled Lovers Struck by a
Bolt of Lightning.
Man I Dead and HIh Sweetheart
Paralyzed They Had Jnst "Made
Up" a Quarrel.
New York, June 22. Charles Fcinielly
was struck by lightning and instuntly killed
yesterday afternoon in an orchard in Tib
bell's lirook lane, Kiugsbrldgc. His coin
anion, Sllss Louisa Cotcllo, was stunned
and paralyzed.
The man ami woman were in the act of
kissing each other when struck. Feniielli
and the girl were to bale been married, but
they quarreled and separated. They were
reconciled Jesterday.butthilrjoy wnsshort
lived. According to Sllss Costcllo's story
she and Feiim 11 attended mass In t hesame
church ycstcnUy morning, nnd through
common friends they met again.
Their affection for each other had not
diminished, and in u short time they made
up the quarrel anil determined to celebrate
the event with an outing. At 11 o'clock
in the morning they went to Van Cort
landt park, and, alter siending scleral
hours there, they wandered over to Dash's
orchard in Tiblictt's lirook lane, near Va.
Courtlandt avenue. They sat dowu under
a cherry tree, ami, having a great deal to
say to each other, neither notiied the flight
or time nor the dark bank or clouds nhlch
had gathered in the western sky. There,
was finally a muttering of distantthunder,
and when a few drops of rain fell the lovers
started up and walked out of thcorclard,
intending to go Lome. Louisa tcok off l.er
bat and Fcnaclly threw his coatoicr her
hiad. When they reached the road the rain
began to fall heanly, and thelovers, think
ing that the storm would soon blow oicr,
determined to return to the tiieiicr or tne
cherry tree.
Fennelly helped the. girl to the top of the
old stone wall that surrounds the orchard,
her- With a frightened laugh, Louisa Juiup
ed, and Fenrelly caught her and kissed her.
At that Instant there was a blinding flash
or lightning, and both fell to the ground.
The bolt struck Fennelly on the left should
er, tearing the sleci e of his .shirt into rib
bons, and killing him instantly, after which
It glanced orf and struck the girl on the
right shoulder. The sleeve or her light
shirt waist was burned through, and
lightning lert Its impress In tlie form or a
huge black mark upon herskln.
The girl's left side is paralyzed, and while
she will recoier, it Is by no means er
tain thatshe will ever regain the useor her
arm and leg.
CONDITION OF THE OFFICEIIS.
Sergt. Daly and Policeman Greer Are
Doing; Well.
Threechargjshavebeenpreferred against
Laura Duokncr, the colored woman, who
dashed a can filled with concentrated lye
into the faces of Sirgt. DaVy and Po
liceman Greer during a raid on ber"spcak
easy," No. 630 Delaware aienue south
west, yesterday afternoon, as described
in The Slonilng Times.
The woman wasarralgJedln JudgeKim
ball's court this forenoon on the charge
of keeping an unlicensed bar. She washeid
Tor a trial by Jury In $1,1)00 bonds. As
soon as Sergt. Daley and Patrolman Greer
are able to appear against her she will
be required to race Juilga Miller in two
cases or ass lulling pollcenun while in
the discharge or their duties.
Sergt. Daley is still at the Emergency
Hcspltal, sufferirg frcm the terrible burns
on his face, neck and breast, but the phj
slclans say he is improving. Policeman
Greer is also doing .is well as could be ex
pected, but it will lie seme time before either
wiltlicablctitgoouduty. INiiccmun Frank
Baur, who was In the raiding party, was
tiepallerl with the stufr and had a SCO
suit of clothes ruined.
CLAS DAY AT YAI.E.
GeorKi' X. Meljiiialiiin of Washington
One of the HlMorlans.
New Haven, Conn., June 22. This has
been class day at Yale, and the exer
cises of forenoon, afurnoon, and evening
were conducted by the graduating class
and devoted to tbein.
At noon the dedication xerclscs of the
memorial statue to the late President,
Woolsey took place. They consisted of
a prayer by President Dwlgnt anil an ad-dr-
by Uev. Joseph II. Twiuhell of
Ilartrord.
At 2 o'clock. In the amphitheater erected
on the campus, between Lyreum and Old
Chapel, the rtgular tfciss d.iy exercises
were held. The historians were Ward
Cheney, South Manchester; C. 8. Day,
New York city; II. J. Fisher. Marlon, Ohio;
George X. McLanahnn, Washington, D.
C, and Philip C. Peck, Albany.
. .
IlALFOCIl MAY HAVE HEMGNED.
Deport Current That He Huh Left
Salisbury Cabinet.
London, June 22. A hastily summoned
cabinet council met nt the foreign office
this forenoon and satforan hour.
It is rumored that Right lion. A. J. Bal
four, first lord of the Treasury.and the gov
ernment leader in the House of Commous,
has resigned from the Cabinet.
The rumor of the resignation of Sir. Hal
four cannot be confirmed.
When the House of Commons resumed Its
sitting in committee of the whole on the
educational bill today. Sir. Balfour moved
that the chairman leaie the chair, which
motion Is equlialent to dropping the bill for
the present session.
Silver Men's Propaganda.
Chicago, June 22. Western silver men
are organizing a propaganda moiemcnt ror
work among the laboring people or the
East. The rirst delegation reached Chi
cago on Saturday, and will give the next
six weeks to agitation among the trades
unions or the city. It was sent out by the
Trade and Labor Assembly of BJtte, Mont.
Its leader is SI. J. Elliott, a member or
the executive committee of the American
Railway Union.
Forest Fires In Mexico.
Coatzacoalcoz, Mexico.. June 22 For
est fires are raging on all parts of the
Isthmus of Tehauntepcc. Thousands of
acres of coffee, .cotton, and tobacco planta
tions have been burned over, and several
railway bridges on the National Tehaun.
tepee Railway completely destroyed. The
beat on the Isthmus Is Intense.
Pun-FresbyterlanH to Meet Here.
Glasgow, June 22. The Presbyterian con
vention, which has been holding Its session
here during the last few days, agreed to
day that the next convention be held In
Washington in 1899.
TIES CLEVELAND'S HANDS
Act of Congress Prevents Ac
tion in Favor of Cuhai
ONLY ONE COURSE OPEN
He Could Itecognlzo the Belligerency
of the FartlcH, But Cannot Inter
ipne Senator Morgan DoubtH That
lieu, Lee Una Mudo u Heport to
the 1'rcBldeut.
The announcement coining from Havana
by way or Key West to the effect tnatCon
sul General Lee has rorwarded to tne Presi
dent a complete and thorough resume or'
tlie Cuban situation, as the result or u
careful and close personal Investigation,
Is nut received with any degree or credence
In this city, cither by tlie government or
ficials or those who have been tlie most
active In advocating the adoption of ex
treme measures lor the relief of the strug
gling patriots.
'-The report of Gen. Lee is said to have
been transmitted at noon on last Saturday.
One portion of this report ,1s supiiosedly
for tlie confidential Information of the Pres
ident, and the other Is a clear, concise, but
exhaustive, review or the situation on the
island as It now exists.
In the ordinary course or events the al
leged report or Gen. Lee cannot reach this
city berore next Friday morning. Slean.
time, no telegraphic advices have beeu re
ceived, giving notification that any docu
ments or exceptionally important character
have been forwarded.
Few reports have as yet come to hand
from the new consul general, and theseliavc
chlerly been of a routine character. The
mere fact that tlie President haslcft the city
to be absent several days hiightcusthe be
lief that nothing or sjieclal importance is at
this time exticetcd from Havana.
SENATOR SIORGAN'S DOUBT.
There Is probably no man In Washington
who has taken a dceiicr Interest In the
achievement or Cuban independence than
Senator Slorgan. He has rrom first to
last advocated the adoption by Congress
of the most extreme measures looking to
rorcihle intervention. When told of thcex
pected communication rrom Gen. Lee,
which would be or such liiiortaut conse
quences to Cuba, Spain and the United
States, Senator Slorgan said
"While not undertaking to deny that
such statements have been forwarded l"
Gen. I.ce, I am much Inclined to doubt
the information. Iu the first place, I do
not think that Gen. Lee has yet had time
to make an accurate estimate of the situa
tion, -which he undoubtedly would make
before recommending the iwsitlve grave
action which hels said to have recommended.
I doubt the authenticity of the report for a
more Important reason.
"President Cleveland cannot now In
terfered Cuban affairs ! any way, except
to recognise the lelhgcrency of the parties
For him to intenene, as It is said he Is
likely to do. would be a violation of the
law goicrning such matters. He can make
a demand for the release of all American
prisoners, but he has no power, under
existing law, to enforce his demand should
the Spanish government see fit to refuse It.
For lilra to attempt to enforce his demand
would unquestionably bring on war, and
the power to declare war rests in Congress
alone."
Senator Morgan called pirticular atten
tion to the fact that he sought in the clos
ing hours of the session to secure some ad
ditional protection ror thosj American cit
izens who werecanturedon board the Com
petitor, and Introduced a resolution giv
ing the President extraordinary powers
during the Congressional Interim. This res
olution was antagonize! by the friends of
the Administration, who thus defeated that
which was Intended for their own good.
THE AUTHORITY GIVEN.
Senator Slorgan called attention to sec
tion 21,01 or the Revised Statutes, which
errectually ties the hanjs of the President
iu the absence of oJch exceptional legisla
tion us he proposed Just prior to adjojru
ineiil. The section is as follows:
"Whenever it is made known to the
President that any citizen of the United
Suites ii.is been unjustly deprived of his
liberty by or under the authority of any
foreign goiernmeut, it shall be the duty of
lhe-1'residtnt forthwith to demand or that
government the reasons of such Imprison
ment.; and If It appears to be wrongful
and In ilokition of the rights of American
citizenship, the President shall forthwith
demand the release of such citizen, and If
the release so demanded is unreasonably de
layed or refused, the President shall use
such means, not amounting to acts of war,
as he may think necessary and proper to
obtain or effectuate the release; nnd all the
facts and proceedings relative thereto shall
as soon as practlcablebe communicated by
the President to Congress."
Senator SIcrgan Eays that the claue
"not amounting to acts ot war" completely
ties the hands of the President. The only
action liosssblc previous to the reassembling
or Congress, he says, would be the recogni
tion or belligerency, and this would be
equally beneficial to both sides. There
can be no forcible Intervention without the.
approval or Congress, no matter what the
recommendations or General Lee may or
may not be. Even armed force cannot now
be employed to prevent the execution of
those taken on the Competitor, and recog
nized as American citizens. Senator Slor
gan made a deterpilncd right to give the
President Fome latitude in the matter, but
without success.
Spain nidlenli'R American Claims
London, June 22. A dispatch from Ma
drid to theCentral News says that the Span
ish government declares that the claims
Tor damages made by Americans in Cuba
are mostly untenable and some or them
ridiculous. For instance, one man demands
$23,000 because lie surrered with ne
phritis while in prison irT.Cuba, and another
asks for pecuniary damages because he was
amicted with smallpox.
Ylll Heturn Home on Friday.
Col. Perry Carson will return to this
city from his mission to St. Louis ns Re
publican delegate on Friday next. Mr.
P. B. Meredith, prcprietor of the Philadel
phia House, has a letter from him to that
efrect. "We'll have a brass band out to
meet htm," sold Mr. Slercdith this morning.
Silver Movements.
The Issue or standard silver dollars from
the mints and Treasury offices for the
week ended-June 0 was $349,897, and
for the corresponding period last year yras
$414,346. The shipment of fractional coin
frcm June 1 to 20 aggregated $657,799.
Naval Movements.
The Raleigh today sailed from Port Royal
for New Orleans and the Amobltrlte from
1 Savannah for Southport.
WHICH IS
There Be Fishers of Fish and Fishers of Men.
-WHIST CONGrtESS SIEETS.
American I.iiikui- Begins Itn Soodans
In New Vork.
New York, June 22.-8iiicc Saturday
morning the Oriental Hotel at Slanhaltau
Beach has been rilling up with delegates
and players arriving to the sixth congress
ot the American WhlsC League. The first
contest begins this evening, when the
Brooklyn trophy will lie comieted for by
the auxiliary associations. About fifty
clubs hnie entered for this uiaich, whiUi
will be finished In one sittings
On Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock the
Whist Congress will be convened. A busi
ness session will be held dally at that hour
! throughout the week. Nominations ror orri-
cers Tor the coining year will be nude on
Tuesday; election will take place ou Fri
day. The chler matter to be brought up for dis
cussion before the congress is the desira
bility of admitting wninen's-whlst clubs to
membership In the league. This matter is
likely to produce considerable argument
before the convention.
MAY BE ORDERED" TO-CUBA
Unusual Activity on War Vessels
at Brooklyn Navy Yard.
ItullKloaH Svrslcx" Omitted on lliiuid
the CrulKer S'ew York and Other
fehlpi To Protect Americans.
New York, June 22. There is a report
current tcxlay ou fairly good authority
that religious services were omitted on
some of the icssels In the Brooklyn navy
yard yesterday because ot the crews beins
at work, an 1 that at leasttwo vessel were
being prepireJ to start at once ror immedi
ate service in Cuban waters.
One or the levels in question Is said to
be the armored cruiser New Tork. As It
Is a rule not to omit religious sen ices ou u
Sunday, except in cases w here emergencies
prevent, the omission yesterday is regarded
as significant.
All day yesterday the men on the icssels
and employes In the navy-jard were busy iu
the preparations. There was, It was said,
little, It any, Sunday rest for aiiy one.
The situation :it the navy yarn, taken in
connection with the statement that Gen.
Lee has made an ofrklal statement to the
Washington authorities of the ctnditiou o
arfalrs in Cuba, lends much importance to
thciery unusual gi tugs on at the Brooklyn
navy yard.
It Is very probable, the offlcersln the yard
think, that Immediate'stciiS are to betaken
to protect United States citizens in Cuba.
.
FAINTED IX THE PUL.P1T.
Hev. Dr. T. S. ChlldK Overcome by
I lent In Christ Church.
Considerable excitement was occasioned
in Christ Church, on G street, between SKtli
and Seventh streets southeast. last even
ing by the fainting of the preacher. Rev.
Dr. T. S. Childs, while in the midst of his
sermon.
Dr. Childs, who Is archdeacon of the d'o
ccse, was officiating in the place of Rev.
Gilbert S. Williams, pastor of the church,
who Is absent on a vacation ror the benefit
of his health.
During the past .week Dr. Childs has
been visiting some of the churches under
his jurisdiction iu Maryland, and returned
home on Saturday very much fatigued and
exhausted.
Be was, however, able t6 conduct the ser
vices in the morning atChrist Church, with
out much difficulty. Toward night he be
gan feeling worse, hut refused to remain at
home.
Accompanied by his daughter, he drove
to the church and participated In the open
ing exercises. When about half through
his sermon he was suddenly overcome,
and, realizing his condition, lmmedlalely
closed his remarks. 5
Upou attempting to resume his scat he
fell In a faint. Scveraljinembers of the
congregation rushed to life assistance, and
the clergyman soon revived. A physician
iu the audience rendered assistance, ati-1
a messenger was dispatched for a quan
tity of Ice.
In a short time Dr., Childs was able to
befrcmoved to his carriage!, and was con
veyed to his home. No. 1308 Connecticut
avenue, and Dr. Bain was at once sum
moned. His family was badly frightened,
but this nrternoon Dr. Childs, though con
fined to his bed, Is feeling much better. He
is simply suffering from being overcome
by the heat, and will be.able to be out la
a few days.
Both Brothers Drowned.
Morris, III., June 22. While bathing in
the Illinois River yesterday, near Slorrts,
Albert and Frank Bollenbeck, brothers, were
drowned In n-whirlfibol. Tho elder Brother
went to the assistance of Lis companion, and
both found a watiry grave. Tlie bodies
"were recovered.
A
Don't Yon B'elleve It,
But call at the MIsHt Parlors today and
convince yourseir that we do as we adier
tise. A $.".0 custrm-made suit today at
S10. It will pa v -.- u to look attliem Ml
fll Clrthlng Parlors, 407 BeveDtU street
northwest.
CAUGHT?
LETTER H TOO LUTE
General Opinion of Mr. Whit
ney's "Straddle" Epistle.
CASE LIKE CLEVELAND'S
It Is Not Believed That It Will Stem
the Free Mlver Tide ut Chicago.
The Majority of tlic'Delei'tet.Hae
Been Instructed to Votuforu White
-Meinl Platform.
The letter ot ex-Secretary Whitney, print
ed iu The Slorumg Times today, lsregarded
by Democrats here as being in the nature
or a compromise tendered the free sliver
wiug of the Democratic party.
Mr. Whitney is understood as receding
from the single gold standard attitude as
sumed by President Cleieland In his recent
interview and ravoring a straddle on "In
ternational bimetallism," &uch as was con
templated by Mr McKlnley and his man
agers. For weeks it Ins beeu conceded that the
free silver element will control the Chi
cago convention not only by a ma.o.-lty,
but by a more than two-thirds vote, thus
insuring the naming of an out-and-out
silver candidate to stand upon a free coin
age platform.
Ai the eleventh hour, after three-fourths
or the delegates to the approaching cumeh
tion had been seleited and arter Mr. Cleie
land had issued a pn clamatloa declaring in
favor or gold moiiometallm, without a
single redeeming sop to the disaffected
factions or the party, Mr. Whituey Is per
suaded to forego an European trip and step
into the breath with an olive branch of
peace.
THE OLD DECLARATION.
The cllve branch extended by Mr. Whitney
is the same eld diclarallon regarding in
ternational bimetallism that has appeared
in the platform or the domluant political
parlies for many national campaigns. It
means nothing, it Is said, and is on the al
leged principle cf homeopathic remedies
w hlcli are said to do harm, even if they do
no good.
In short. Sir- Whituey hasbeen selected to
head a moiement imei.ded to prevent sil
ler supremacy at the Chicago conienttoii,
and, railing iu the attempt, to offer bime
tallism as a harmonizing compromise.
Tills lsregarded a"themeatm the cocoanut
to far as Sir. Whitney's letter is concerned.
Sir. Whitney will receive the earnest sup
jiorl or every prominent Tcderal office
holder, beginning with the President.
Tlie first practical move In that direction
made here has been to secure a list of
all the delegatc-elect to the Chicago cou
icntlon. Slore than two-thirds ot these
hai e been chosen. All the delegates chosen
who are either Instructed ror sliver or are
believed to incline to silver, will at once
be communicated with Iiersonally.
Thcdelegatlons for weeks past have been
receiving "sound money" literature from
the New York and Boston Reform Clubs,
but they will now. It Is asserted, be so
licited by letter. Efforts will also be made
to ascertain their standing in their com
munities, and w hat influence, if aiif , of a
local or national nature, can be brought
to bear upou them, to change the'r views
on the money question.
To this end prominent bankers and
merchants In the communities in which
the delegates reside will be written to
for information, and when In hand this
information, with any political pressure
that can be brought from their fellow
Democrats, Iccally or nationally, will be
utilized lu the ihrection of the well-kuown
views of the administration.
BEGUN TOO LATE.
General comment continues to the samj?
efefct as heretofore, that the President
and ex-Sccre(ary Whitney have begun their
campaign -too late. They are locking the
stable door after the horse has been stolen.
The innuence of the administration Is
figjred at the next thing to nothing. It
is pointed out that those standing for the
views ot the administration have been
beaten at eiery turn. Secretary Carlisle
tried to save Kentucky, but only one dis
trict in the State pronounced for gold.
Senator Brlce has been completely routed
In Ohio, and the State convention, which
meets tomorrow, will be almost unanimous
for free silver.
Sec re tary Smith took thestump In Georgia
until he lost hlstemperandex-SpeakerCrisp
lost his -voice; but the result was an over
whelming administration defeat.
Secretary Herbert could not control Iris
own State of Alabama. Nebraska slipped
away from Secretary Slorton. Attorney
General Harmon will noteveu try to stem
the tide in Ohio.
Altogether, the efforts of the administra
tion looking to the continued anchoring of
the Democratic party1 on a sound-iroaey
basis has had about the same effect as turn-
Jtomarknblc, Hut True.
We have laid aside r. r today twenty-five
fine custdii-madp suits, made by lending
merchant talh rs. which we will sell at
$6. none of which were made to order for
less than $70. It wtll do you good to see
them. Misfit Clr thing Parlors, 407 Set eoth
street northwest.
lng a bellows loose In a bunch ot reathers.
It has seemingly become a mania with al
most every Democrat to distinguish himself
by getting on the anti-administration side
or the financlal.fence.
It therefore stands to reason thatthecon
tinucd erforts of the party leaders will he
productive of Increased strife rather than
ha"rrnony.
A few Democrats In this city affect to
see in Mr. Whitney's disavowal of Presi
dential aspirations an intfmatlon that by
declaring in favor of biractallsm he may
find himself in line for the nomination four
or eight years hence, when the chjnccs for
election may be far greater than they ap
pear at the present moment.
Sir. Whitney Is too shrewd a politician
to even offer himself for slaughter In a
convention that Is certain to be controlled
by straight free sltjeritee. He will wait
until biractallsm becomes more iwpular.
miinleYToneUFin tin
His Portrait Framad In a Sheet
Rolled by HimBalf.
Application Filed by uu Old Colored
"Woman for Office for llcr Sou
and Two Daughters.
Canton, Ohio, June 22.-Major McKlnley
found this morning nothing to engage his
attention, save the mall which had accumu
lated over Sunday. Hieuewsiiaperinallbas
developed as rapidly astbe letter mall, and
the dally receipts would fill a big packing
box, vvlille the letters average probably a
thousand-
As yet they are generally messages of
congratulation merely. A number ad
dressed In the major's care for strangers
give him some indication of visitors iu the
uear future. Most of them are unknown to
him.
Air. Abner McKlnley, who spent Satur
day and Sunday en route from St. Louis
to New York, left for the latter place this
afternoon, expecting to return in t.me to
meet the committee of notiricatloa hereon
Monday next. Gen. R. II. Hastings and fam
ily also left today to visit fnends in North
ern Ohio.
Mark Hanna and Col.and Mrs. Fred Grant
will come to Canton from Cleveland this
afternoon.
When Slajor McKlnley returned from his
drive he found waiting to interview him an
elderly colored woman, who had ccme to
put In an application for the appointment
to a place or profit, if not trust, for ber
son and two daughters. The application
was received.
By- express this morning came an unique
portrait of the candidate, which he gieatly
prized. It was etched ou a sheet of tin,
13x30 inches in size, set in a frame of the
material, uuderncath which were the
words:
"This sheet of tin was rolled and coated
by Gov. SIcKinley, al the United States
Iron and Tin-plate Works, on the occa
sion of the McKeesport centennial cel
ebration, September 13, 1664."
BENJ. H. BRISTOW DEAD.
Grant's secretary of the Treasury u
Victim of rerltonitls.
New York, June 22. Hon. Benjamin H.
Bnstow, the well-known lawyer and
rormer Secretary of the Treasury, died
at his home In this city today ot peri
tonitis. MBS. FLESILNG'S TltlAL, CLOSING.
Case May Go to the Grand Jury This
Escnlii.
New Tork, June 22. The long-drawn-out
tnalorMrs. Alice A. L.FIemlug.chargcsl
with poisoning her mother, Mrs. Evelina H.
Bliss, on August 30 last, is drawing to aa
end.
Lawyer Charles W. Brooke, counsel for
the fair'defendant, began his summing up
this morning. A large crowd was iu attend
ance In Recorder Uorrs court to witness
the closing sccnis of the famous trial.
District Atlcrney Mclntyre will deliver
the closing address for the protccuticti this
nttcrnccu. and It is likely tnat the fate of
Sirs. Fleming will be lu the hands cf the
Jury by evening.
The derenduut lecked serious nnd anxious
when she came Into court this morning.
Her sister, Florence Bliss, who has beeu
her constant attendant during the trial,
wasulready In attendance and greeted Mrs.
Fleming nrfcciicnately.
Sirs, ileming recovered her spirits tea
minutes after Mr. Brooke began to speak,
and as his com inclug argument progressed
her eyes sparkled and the color crept into
her heretofore pale cheeks. At times her
eyes were niflued with tears and ber
breast heaved with sobs.
CIt AsiHED INTO A FltEIGHT THAIS?
Two Droiers Killed While Asleep
lu the bnloon Car.
Slonlpilier. Yt., June 22. The midnight
express rrom Hie north, due nt Montpellcr
Junction this morning nt 12:40, ran into a
car of the special freight about 100 rods
aboic the station at Montpelier Junct-on.
The fog was intense and nothing could be
seen beyond twenty- feet ahead. The ex
press came around the curve and beroreany
stop could be made crashedinto the saloon
car of the freight.
Several drovers were asleep In the sa
loon. One was killed and another injured
so that he died today. The men have heeu
identified by papers found in their clothing
as Edward Drown, of Jaucsviltc, Wis.,
and J. L. Eskind, of Chicago.
. .
Cable Code Agreod Upon.
Buda Vest, June 22. The International
telegraph conference sitting here agreed
today to defer fixing the date of theintro
ducllon of the new vocabulary untiltLencxt
conference- Among thoe entering into
this agreement were Slessrs. Barber and
Burt, representing the Anglo-American
Cable Company; Slessrs. UuUcrdown and
Oscar Moll, representing the Direct United
States Cable Company.audSlr. VonCliauvin,
representing the Western Union Telegraph
Company.
Filibusters' Trial Set for Monday.
New l'ork. June 22. The trial of John
D. Hart. Emillo Nunez, Cnpt. John O'lsrien
and Mate Edward Slurphy. whoarc charged
with having aided andabctted a filibuster,
lng expedition to Cuba on the steamship
Ucrmuda, was peremptorily set for Sloii
day next by Judge Urown In the United
States circuit court this morning. Coun
sel for the accused asked for delay when
the cases were called this morning.
Deception to Candidate nobart.
New York, June 22. All nrrang incuts
have been completed for the reception
which Is to be tendered the Republican
candidate tor Vice President, Garrett A.
Hobart, jn Patcrson tonight by citizens,
Irrespecthe ot party. Delegations from
many of the Republican clubs in" nearby
cities ot the State will participate. If
the weather penults there will be a large
parade, delegates from Elizalicth, New
ark, Jersey City, and Passaic t ikieg part.
Oleomtirgarlue Indictment.
Five addition.! I Indict men ts u nd er thcoleo
magarinc law were returned by the grand
Jury today; The indicted persons were:
Edgar Hngnn. John L. Gundllng. Samuel
J. McCnnllv.Frank Dcutcrmann and Joseph
H. Goodrich.
Head This and Act on It.
Visit the Mislit Parhrs today- $25 custom-made
sulbvnt S3, with a guarantee to
keep same In repair tree or ch.irccfor one
year. MisfitCiaiilng Parlors, 407 Seventh
street northwest.
ULTEELO JHEIR MOSES
Illinois Democrats to Do HI$
Bidding: at Peoria.
MEET THERE TOMORROW
Delegates to Chicago "Will Follow
Him With as Much Fidelity us Col
orado .Men Followed Teller ut St.
Louis Holes Not to Be Indorsed.
2?or Any One Else.
Peoria, III., June 22. Save In the mat
ter ot political complexion, the Dcmocratio
Stale convention tomorrow wiU be a re
production, on a miniature scale, of the
gathering of tlie Republican bests ut Hr,
Louis
The sliver Interest Is as much in control
as was that of the gold statidardltes there,
aud Gov. Allgrld is the Mark Hanna r,r
the occasion. He wiU designate the dele
gates to Chicago, draft the plaUonn, Indi
cate his preference for the Dominations on
the State ticket, aud whatever te tay
and doe will be accepted without mux
inuriuga. fcivi i itilng is so thoroughly cut and dried
that Secretary of State Henricbscn said
this morning that the entire business would
be gone through with within two hours
instead of two days, as originally contem
plated. As for the sound money minority
it will content itself with a protest against
the sllverplank, hut according to tuepreseul
program there will be no bolt.
SOUND MOXEr MEN POWERLESS.
LeadlngsoundmoncyDemocrats.ofwLoni
Postmaster Hesing. of Chicago, Is the most
conspicuous, are Hocking in this mormnj
from all over the State to loot over tb
field, but they are without weight or lix
flueuce saie in exhorting the minority W
keep a stiff upicr Up aud not permit tba
Altgeld program to go by default.
The advance guard or the Boles boom put
In an appearance early this morning la the,
Iierson of Editor Samuel E. Brewster of
Creston, la., and a Boles delegate toCbicago.
Tbisarternoon he was Joined by Secretary
Walsh and other Hawkcye State Demo
crats. It did not take Editor Brewster very long-,
however, to reach the conclusion
that there was no earthly hope of
his candidate receiving the indorsement of
the convention; in fact, he was plainly told
t bat while the leaders of thellhuois machine
had nothing against Horace Boies, yet it
was not In the program to give eeu a quasi
indorsement to any candidate.
The entire Illinois delegation, so Mr.
Brewster was notified, would go to Chi
cago prepared to take advantage ot op
portunities and would follow the finger
of Gov. Altgeld with as ninth, fidelity
as was manifested by the Colorado dele
gation last week tQward Senator Teller.
At the same time be was assured that
there was nothing In the story sent out
from here last night that the Altgeld
brigade had settled upon Gov. Stone ot
Missouri and Clark Howell nr tieorgU as
the Presidential ticket to be championed by-
iue uunois ueifgacicm.
NO TRUTH IN THIS STORY.
This stery. as explained to the United
Press, this morning, grew out of a letter
received late Jast night by Gov. Altgeld
frem Gov. Stone, and In which the latter
urged the indorsement of Mr. Bland by the
convention. To this the reply wes returned
that such a urse would bcincxr-edientand
that no n.i rocs or preferences would be me n
tlcned in the convention.
As to the story that ex-Gov Boles had
lost caste with Gov. Altgeld, because. In a
speech shortly after the Chicago labor
troubles, he had approved the sending ot
Federal troops to that city, it was declared
to be untrue.
Thesllverltes on the ground and they are
coming In with, a rush are very jubi
lant over the accession to their ranks of
Assemblyman O'Dcnnell of Htemmlngtco.
Up to a week ago he was counted with the
sound money advocates, but he admitted
tills morning tliat, governed by the senti
ment in his district, and In which he is a
power, no other course was open to him
but to get alongside the 10 to 1 banner.
HYAN HAS AHHIVED.
Bearer of Dispatches From Consnl
General Lee to the President.
NcwYcrk.June22.-T!ieWardIlnesleam-sbip.Yumuri.whicharrivedherethismrjn-Ing
'run Havana, brought among her pas
sengers Hr. AVilham Ryan. United State
Internal collector of the Rlobmcnd, Va.,
district, who is a special messenger, bear
ing. It Is said, reports on the condition ot
the Island cf Cuba from Consul General
Lee to President Cleveland.
Mr. Ryan had u Icng conference Just
before tl ai lng Havana with the consul gen
eral, who accompanied him to the tide of
the Ward icssel In a private tug.
On account of not haling secured his ac
climatization papers from the health of
ficers at Havana Mr. Ryan was sent to
Hoffman Island, where he will remain
until the five days f rem the date of sailiny,
shall have elapsed.
BCMOH OF A CATASTHOPUE.
Fainting Fit und n Fight Near the
Goiernmeut Printing OHIce.
Miss Alice Opdyke, employed in the folds
lng room of the Goi eminent Printing Of
fice, fainted this morning, it Is supposed,
from the sultriness of the weather.
The police ambulance was called to take
"her to her home. Thecomlngof theambu
lance attracted a crowd, as it alway s does.
About the same time a fight occurred
in Jackson alley, and this drew another
throng. The gathering of so many persons
Iu the neighborhood ot Ihe printing office,
combined with its unsafe condition, and tho
appearance of the ambulance taking soma
one home, led to a report that a serious
accident had occurred by the falling of a
part of the building, with one person killed
and several badly hurt.
Four Cardinals Created.
Rome, June 22. The pope at the secret
consistory held today created tour cardi
nals and twelie Italian bishops. The pre
lates advanced to the cardlnalate were
SIgrs Fcrrata, Cretonl, Jacobml and Agli
ardl, respectively papal nuncios at Paris,
Madrid, Lisbon and Vienna.
Master SlechunlcH Association.
Saratoga, N. Y., June 22.-The Twenty
ninth annual convention of the American
Master Sleohanlcs' Association opened al
Congress Hall this morning. President R.
C. Blackall of Albany, presiding.
Judged by their Associates.
Advertisers in The
Times are pleased with
the company they are
in. The)r -know it is a
benefit to be with the
live, successful mer
chants, and the success
ful ones are all in The
Times. A reputable
advertiser knows that
it does him no good to
be found in poor com- ."
pany.
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