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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36. —NO. 158. THE POLITICAL POT. Organization of Washington Democratic Clubs. Distinguished Democrats Grace the Occasion. Republican Gatherings in Nebraska and Pennsylvania. A Joint Debate Arranged Between Mc- Kinley and Campbell—McKinley Speaka Jn lo»»-Roger O. Mills In Ohio. Associated Press Dispatches. Spokane Falls, Wash., Sept. 23.—The state convention of the Democratic clubs met here at noon today.. Among those present are Senator Faulkner, of West Virginia; Congressman Bynum, of In diana, and Chauncey F. Black, presi dent of the National Association of Demociatic clubs. The address of wel come was made by State Senator Dunn, of Tacoma. In response to a letter of invitation, ex President Cleveland sent a telegram of congratulation and hope. The city is filled with delegates. Leading men are here from all parts of the state. Chauncey F. Black, president of the National Association of Democratic clubs, followed President Drum's ad dress of welcome in the afternoon. He assailed the Republican party for its tendencies toward centralization, declar ing that the war could never have been successfully fought by a centralized government. He also denounced the Republicans for the enactment of the McKinley bill, and declared that pro ducers were annually taxed'one billion dollars for the benefit of Republican monopolists. Committees were appointed on cre dentials, resolutions, nomination of officers, etc., and a recess was taken un til 8 o'clock p.m. At the night session the large audito rium was crowded with an audience of 2000 people. Senator Eshelman, of Yakima, was the iirst speaker of the evening. He was followed by James M. Beck, es-attorney-general of Penn sylvania, who spoke mainly on tariiT. He denied that the Democratic party was composed of free traders. The exerciseß closed with a stirring address by Mr. Rideout, a coloredjdele gate from Seattle. NEBRASKA REPUBLICANS. Medicine Men of the Party Preparing Physic. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 23.—The Repub lican state convention meets tomorrow to nominate a candidate for justice of the supreme court, two candidates for regents of the state university and pro mulgate a platform. The medicine men of the party aro to pow-wow behind closed doors tonight, and in the vernac ular of a Nebraska politician, whose cor respondence has passed into history, they will make medicine before morn ing. Its walntary ingredipnts will be the endorsement of the McKinley tariff law and the principles of reciprocity; a de mand for liberal pensions for old soldiers ; the approval of the purposes of, and an appropriation for the world'sfair, and a demand for an honest American dollar. Upon the financial question only is there any considerable division of sen timent, but it seems that the position assumed will be merely an indorsement af the Bilver legislation of the last con gress. A reasonable readjustment of the freight rates throughons the state is to be recommended, and as the first Re publican convention since the admis sion of American pork into France and Germany, this great pork producing state of the west is to congratulate the present administration, and particularly the state and agricultural departments, upon this brilliant diplomatic victory. The Btate central committee tonight selected Hon. George H. Thum mel, of Grand Island, temporary chair man of the convention. M'KINLEY IN IOWA. The Dourhty Warrior Continues His Attack on Free Coinage. Ottumwa, la., Sept. 23.—An immense crowd of Republicans turned out to hear Major McKinley speak at the Coal pal ace today. Major McKinley repeated his argument against free silver, saying if that policy was adopted the silver of the world would rush in on us and the government must receive 412% grains of silver, worth 80 cents the world over, and coin therefor a piece of money which the fiat of the government would be called and circulated as a dollar, the extra twenty cents unprotected by the treasury reserve, as now. Will the government be as kind to the producer of wheat, and pay him twenty cents a bushel over the market price? The major also dealt at length with the tariff question, reiterating his former argu ment. He said the statement that a protective tariff increased the mortgages of the country is absurd. CAMPBELL AND M'KINLEY. A Joint Debate Arranged Between the Two Leaders. Columbus, 0., Sept. 23.—The chair men of the Republican and Democratic state committees have arranged a joint debate between Major McKinley and Governor Campbell, at Ada, October Bth. Campbell has the opening and closing of the debate. REPUBLICAN CLCBS. Spreadeagle Praise for James G. Blame In Pennsylvania. Schanton, Pa., Sept. 23.—The conven tion of the League of Republican clubs was called to order this morning. Sen ator Robinson was chosen president on first ballot. The platform adopted en dorses the principles of the Republican party as enunciated in the plat form of 1888; commends the work of the national administration, the pure, patriotic and able services to President Harrison, and the brilliant foreign policy of that great leader, Sec retary of State James G. Blame, whose brilliant triumph at the head of that de partment has made the uplifted power and displayed flag of the republic a syn onym for strength and stability in all corners of the world." The platform also pledges tbe support of the clubs to the party candidates. POLITICAL FUGITIVES. Chris. Buckley et al. Said to Be Dodg ing the Grand .Jury. San Francisco, Sept. 23.—The call will state tomorrow ttiat it hag informa tion that Chris. Buckley, p'»m Rainey and lake Rudolph are now in the vicin ity of Victoria, B. C, where it is be lieved they have fled to escape subpoenas issued for them by the grand jury. They are badly wanted to testify in re gard to the political scandals that the jury is investigating. Sam Rainey has been missing from the city for some time, and inquiry at his ranch at Mis sion San Jose, shows that he has not been there for two weeks. A Practical People. Berlin, Sept. 23. —At today's session of the international congress, called to consider the question of accident to workmen and workwomen, employers' libility in such cases, etc., Dr. Gould, of Johns Hopkins university, atßaltimore, MrL, addressed the assemblage. During his remarks he said : "We are a practi cal people. If we see in the experiences of state insurances in other countries, especially in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, anyching that is good, the United States will also adopt state in surance." Roger O. Mills In Ohio. Springfield, 0., Sept. 23.—A grand ovation was tendered Hon. Roger Q. Mills tonight. A large number of prom inent Republicans were present. In his speech he ignored the free silver ques tion, saying the tariff question was the only question before the people. SEARLES WILL CASE. THE EXAMINATION OF MR. SEARLES CONTINUED. He Details the Financial Relations En tered Into by Mrs. Hopkins with Him self When She Married Him—An In teresting Question Left Unanswered. Salem, Mass., Sept. 23.—The second day of the Searles will case opened with a big crowd. The examination of Searles was continued. Witness and his wife went to Europe November 23, 1887, on their wedding tour. Previous to starting on their wedding tour, Mrs. dearies se cured funds, about $100,000. The trip was for six months, and included the witness, his wife, a lady's maid and Rev. Dr. Clapp, his wife and daughter. He -did not meet Dr. Blade or any spiritual ists on that trip. He knew Charles Bolles, who, he believed, called himself a harmony scholar or Christian scientist, but he never knew of his at tending Mrs. Searles. Timothy Hop kins managed Mrs Searles' affairs up to the time of partnership. After their marriage, while in Europe, witness's wife made over to him certain deeds at Nice. The suggestion of co partnership came from Mrs. Searles. The articles of co-partnership were here put in, between Mary F. Searles and Edward F. Searles, Thomas E. Still man and Thomas Hubbard, to manage all the property of Mr. and Mrs. Searles and pay the income to the parties, Mr. and Mrs. Searles to receive 45 per cent each, and Stillman and Hubbard each 5 per cent of the income; if it did not amount to to be brought up to that amount by sales of securities. Mrs. Hopkins became acquainted with Stillman and Hubbard about a year before the marriage, and on Octo ber 31, 1887, Stillman was given a power of attorney from Mr. Searles and Mrs. Hopkins. There was also a general power of attorney from Mrs. Hopkins to Stillman, dated November 8, 1887. This was the same date as the mar riage, with a supplementary certification after the marriage. This was never revoked to the knowledge of witness. Witness knew of a transfer of stock to the firm a few days before her death. Witness saw the attorneys in New Ycrk five days before, and told them her con dition was critical. No transfer was made until after her death; could not say what the stocks were or their value, nor did not know and never knew what the assets of the copartner ship were; never heard the amount stated. Witness's share of the income of the firm was 45 per cent., but he drew both his and his wife's in come and at her request used the money to pay general household ex penses. Witness deposited no money to his individual account and drew checks against it. Burleigh then called for the check books. Witness continued: Mrs. Searles had no individual account during the time they lived together. He could not give the average annual profits of the copartnership, but it "Was between *f/,000,000 and $6,000,000. At the afternoon session another power of attorney was put in, dated July 13,1888, from Mary O. Searles to Thomas F. Stillman and Thomas Hub bard. This was a general power of at torney, and contained a declaration that as it was coupled with interest therein, it was irrevocable. A transfer was put in, dated June 18, 1888, from Mary F. Searles to Thomas F. Stillman, of various railroad stocks, and a note of the Pacific Im provement company for $75,000 and 20,750 shares of Central Pacific stock, the aggregate amounting to $30,000,000, and this Stillman in turn transferred to E. F. Searles, and he in turn transferred it, with 1400 shares of Washington Building association stock, $146,000 in scrip of the company, and 1000 shares of national bank stock, which he had re ceived from his wife in trust, to the firm of Searles, Stillman & Hubbard. Objection being made to the question to Mr. Searles, "What did your estate consist of at the time of your mar riage?" an adjournment was made to to morrow morning. Dr. Burchard 111. Saratoga, Sept. 23.—Rev. Dr. Bur chard, who waa a conspicuous figure in in the presidential campaign of 1884, is critically ill in thia city. THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 24, 1891.—TEN PAGES. GERMAN CATHOLICS. Proceedings of the Congress at Buffalo. A Letter of Regret From Car dinal Gibbons. An Interesting Set of Resolutions Adopted. The Restoration of the Temporal Power of tho Pope Advocated—The Right to Teach tho German Tongue Insisted Upon. associated Press Dispatches. Buffalo, N. V., Sept. 23.—Tonight ended all connection of laymen with the fifth congress of the German-American Catholics. The final meeting tomorrow, exclusively for priest?, and to be held in private, will, it is thought, be the most important of the series, as the one at which the question will be settled whether the widely-commented upon clerical union will continue under the leaders that have given it fame, or will select new chieftains. The principal work in which the lay men participated was in voting unani mous approval of the platform, the fram ing of which was guided largely, if not altogether, by the clergy. Replies to invitations to be present at the congress were read tonight from a long list of prelates, including Arch bishops Corrigan, Ryan and Riordan, and Bishop McQuade, of Rochester. Archbishop Corrigan stated that the reason for his absence was his ignoranoe of the German language. Almost breath less attention was given Cardinal Gib bons's reply to the invitation. He wrote: " While prevented by important engagements from being present, I beg to assure you of my deep interest in your proceedings. I regard the German element a most important factor in the development of our country. Aa citizens and aa Catholics they have gained an enviable reputation. I have no doubt your deliberations will be marked by allegiance to the holy father, and by the sense of moderation for which your countrymen are noted." Interesting papers on general topics were read during the evening. The platform presented tonight, like all the portions of the proceedings, waa in German. Following ia an author itive tranalation, prepared by three of the most prominent priests in the con-, gresa: We, Catholic Germans ot the United States, assembled in our fifth congress, offer, first, most devoted affection to tbe supreme head of the holy church; ex press gratitude for the holy father'a blessing, and promise anew and for all times filial devotion and unfailing fealty. With delight, the congress embraces the opportunity of pointing out publicly and distinctively its position on the so called Roman question of the temporal power of the pope, deeming it our sacred duty to make thia public declaration and encourge Catholics to fearlessly defend these rights. As free American citizens, we will not tolerate any interference with the free expression of our views on this extremely important church matter. The false supposition that it is inoppor tune to discu«s openly the Roman ques tion in our country could only be ex plained by a want of courage in show ing our truly Catholic convictions. The entirely free exercise of the highest apostolic power is intimately connected with the welfare of the entire church. It ia necessary to secure and accord that freedom in the full meaning of the word. The Pope's recent encyclicals on most important and burning topics, es pecially on the condition of labor, have proved sufficiently that the entire freedom of the lidy see would be of tho greatest importance to society, suffering already from many ailments of the present century. With confidence we leave it to Divine Providence by what means the restora tion of papal independence will be brought about by secular power. In ttie meantime we will never cease to cour ageously sustain the holy father, every one to strive with all legal and legiti mate ineaua to regain the freedom due to the auccessor of St. Peter. For the reaßon that political circumstances have prevented the adoption of said resolu tion in Europe, since we are not ham pered by political prejudice and in trigues, we believe our country the proper place for holding such a congress. As Catholice we consider it our duty to adopt the resolution for our brethren in Europe, believing the time has come when the holding of an international ciui gresscan convene for the purpose of aiding the restoration of the pope's temporal power. No time for holding such con gress could be more opportune than the occaeion of the world's fair at Chicago in 1893. We submit this for the consid eration and approval of all our brethren in the Catholic faith, our bishops, his eminence Cardinal Gibbons, of Balti more, and our sovereign pontiff, Leo XIII. We offer the holy father our sincerest thanks for his excellent encyclical on the labor question. As faithful children of the Catholic church we believe it superfluous to state that we shall use all our efforts to execute practically the principles therein laid down and secure them the recognition of the public at large, believing them to be the solution of this most important question of the day. Liberty based on the national and constitutional rights of educating our youth, ia a boon which we demand, and we most emphatically protest against every interference with that liberty by unjust legislation. We declare education without a religious basis, can be pro ductive of but evil results; we protest, therefore against every interference with our parochial schools, and espe cially condemn the so-called "Pough keepaie" plan, in which religion has been made a side show, and hence can have little or no religious influence in education. We demand full right and liberty to retain without interference our German mother tongue, together with the lan guage of the country, /tt the same time we protest moat emphatically that for this reason the cry of foreigniam is raised against us, and that an attempt ia made at denying us equal rights with other American citizens. Our hopes for tbe future are baaed on the central union of the German Young Men's so cieties, so successfully brought about in Pittsburg. We reiterate our confidence in, and attachments to, the reverend bishops of tbe United States. We protest against all attempts to encroach upon the rights of the Indiana in the selection and practice of their re ligion. Tbe platform closes with a resolution of regret at the deatli of the late mem ber of the German reichstag, Herr Windthorat; paya a tribute of gratitude to his memory, and pledges all to profit by his example in upholding and de fending the great principles for which he manfully contended. ,At the American Catholic Young Men's meeting today the following offi ce r8 were elected: Rev. Bernard Hehl, Pittsburgh, national president; Charles Och, Pittsburg, recording secretary; Joseph Beiman, Pittsburg, correspond ing secretary; Joseph Matt, Buffalo, financial secretary. Archbishop Katzer, of- Milwaukee, was chosen protector of the central band of German Catholic Young Men of the United States. The business session of the congress this afternoon was occupied most of the time by Mr. Wilderman, of New York, in explaining the modus operandi of the Carl Baromean society of Germany, an organization for distributing Caiholic literature. The meeting appointed a committee to consider the advisability of establishing branchea of the society in the United States. A resolution waa also passed provid ing for tbe selection of a committee to bring about a reunion of the old German Central society and the Katolischentag. FOOD FOR FLAMES. DESTRUCTIVE FOREST FIRES IN THE NORTHWEST. Laige Tracts of Timber Burned in Wis consin and Minnesota—Many Villages at the Mercy of the Flames—Dakota Prairie Fires Quenched by Rain. Duluth, Minn., Sept. 23. —Ever since yesterday afternoon ashes and burned leaves have been falling in the city, while the air ia so full of smoke that the fog whistle at the harbor's mouth haa been kept blowing to guide in vessels. All along the line of tbe St. Paul and Duluth road fires are raging. At Bar num, Mahtowa, Sturgeon Lake and Ket tle River the fires are doing damage to whatever of value there is in standing timber. Near the railway on the line of Eastern Minnesota, north of Hinck ley, considerale valuable timber baa been ruined, and the fires are still rag ing. On the Northern Pacific, east of here, fires are doing immenae damage to settlers and crops,besides wiping out vast quantities of standing pine. Near Iron river, thirty milea east, where there are many aettlers, valuable property ia be ing loat by the aettlera, who are putting in all their time trying to save their houses. The range of the fires ia toward Ashland, Wis., and their progreas ia greatly aided by the fact that a week ago heavy winds blew down much tim ber, the foliage of which ia now dried out sufficiently to feed the flames. Finlayson, Minn., Sept. 23.—Thia village waa thrown into the wildest ex citement yesterday by the report that a high wind storm waa driving a forest fire toward the town, and that complete destruction waß threatened. The offi ciala of the St. Paul and Duluth road were dispatched to hold the limited until the women and children of the town could be sent away. It was done, and all the freight cars were also pulled out by special engines. By 4 o'clock the flames had reached the outskirts of the village. All night men battled the flames, trying to save the buildings, and aided by the cessation of the wind were finaliy successful. This morning the danger was gone and the women and children returned. Huron, S. D., Sept. 23.—This part of the state is enjoying a splendid rain to night, the first in over a month. The prairie tires are quenched, the intense heat is broken and the ground soaked. Helena, Mont., Sept. 23.—Thirty thousand dollars damage was wrought this morning, $5000 by fire and the bal ance by heat, smoke and gas. The flames originated in the basement of Poke & O'Connor's drug store. They were soon under control, but not until exploding chemi cals had done great damage. The drug gists place their loss at $15,000; fully insured. Other smaller losses make the aggregate of $30,000. West Superior, Wis., Sept. 23. —For- est fires are raging to the south and east. The village of Comstock is nearly destroyed and Cumberland ia in danger. A TERRIBLE SMASHUP. Three Hundred Sheep Killed in a Train Disaster Near Baden. San Francisco, Sept. 23.—A freight train accident which proved very de structive occurred today on the coast division of the Southern Pacific near Baden. 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