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VOL. XLV. NO. 61
Senator Cullom Talks on the
Monroe Doctrine
Caused by a Proposal lo Impeach
Ambassador Bayard
reference to Impeachment Is Stricken Prom
the Resolution and an Investigation
Ordered -The First Sensation
Associate 1 Press Spealal Wiro.
Washington, Dec. 10. -The senate was
in session less than two hours today. The
proceedings consisted of the introduction
of about a hundred bills and a speech on
the Monroe doctrine b> Senator Cullom.
Mr. Cullom's speech was read from manu
script and was attentively listened to by
the senate. He took strong grounds for
an affirmative policy in order to convince
other nations of their error in supposing
this doctrine to be impotent for our guid
ance, and contended for the proprioty of
congressional action, saying that diplo
macy hail been sufficiently tried and had
been found wanting.
"This government," he declared, "is not
one of conquest or of usurpation. If we
■till take up the march of the republic in
this world of competition and strife and
maintain our national honor with our ter
ritorial unity and integrity, we must have
some affirma'ive. distinctive idea or policy
of such simple and unquestioned propriety
that it shall receive tho universal sanction
of our people. This much is due to our
services, that by no laches on our part can
it be trul)' said we are too long sleeping
upon our just rights. And this, too, is duo
to Europe, that the governments of the
Old World may know, that 75,000.000 of
American citizens, speaking through rep
resentatives in congress, are a unit in
maintaining tiie American doctrine of
James Monroe. It is also due the inde
pendence of the government of tho other
Amerca lying 10 the south of us, whose
tenure of existence practically depends
upon Ihe honesty of the United States in
sustaining the doctrine of the message of
"This nation has played with diplomacy
long enough and without much effect.
Groat Britain has been disregarding polite
requests, protests aud arguments, and if
let alone will finally dominate Venezuela."
Cullom declared emphatically that our
policy is an American policy, our doctrine
is protection of American interests and
our motto ia America for Americans.
At the conclusion of Mr. Cullom's
speech Mr. inquire addressed the Senate in
support of a bill introduced by him con
cerning the personnel of the navy. Ho
advocated the appointment of naval cadets
by senators and made a plea for tho
thorough education of naval engineers.
Mr. Call (Dem. of Florida) presented
several memorials from citizens of Florida
for the recognition of tlte belligerency of
the Cuban insurgents.
Mr. Sherman (Republican of Ohio) pre
ssnited'the memorial of the National Wool
Groa-ers' Association, and Mr. Peffer
< Populist of Kansas) from ihe committee
to examine the branches of civil service,
favorably reported the hill introduced by
him to prescribe the method of conducting
congressional funerals.
Senator Call introduced a concurrent
resolution for Ihe prevention of the "mis
use and cruelty of the Armenian subjects
in Turkey .'
The resolution requests "the humanity
and religion and the principles on which
all civilization rests,demand that the civil
iced governments shall by peaceful negoti
ations, or if necessary, by the force of
arms, prevent and suppress the cruelties
and massacres inflicted on the Armenian
subjects of Turkey by establishing a
government of their own people with such
guarantees by the civilized powers of its
authority and permanence as shali be
adequate to that end."
At 1:30 p.m. the senate adiourned.
Senate Reorganization
Washington, Dec. 10.—The Democratic
steering committee of the senate today in
formally discussed the question of the re
organisation of the senate by the Republi
cans. After the meeting of Senator
Mitchell of Oregon and Senator Gorman
of Maryland, the chairmen of tho Republi
can and Democratic caucus committees
respectfully, today, it is understood that
Mr. Mitchell wus assured that the Demo
crats would Interpose no opposition to the
Republicans organizing the committees iv
view of the attitude of the Popolist sen
Ambassador Bayard's Speeches Call for Ad
verse Republican Comment
Washington, Dec. 10.—Representative
William E. Barrett of Massachusetts en
joys the diptinction of being the author of
the most thrilling incident of the present
house of representatives. He threw a
bombshell into that body shortly after it
convened by offering a resolution impeach
ing Thomas F. Bayard, ex-secretary of
state and now United States ambassador
to the court of St. James, for high crimes
and misdemeanors. Tbe grounds ad
vanced were utterances of Mr. Bayard, de
livered be'ore the Edinburgh (Scotland)
Philosophical Institute November?, fn this
speech Mi .Bayard spoke of "protection"aa
a "form of State Socialism," and said it
"had done more to foster class legisla
tion," "breed iniquity," "corrupt public
life," "lower the tone of the national rep
resentation." "divorce the ethics from
politics," than any other single cause.
Such reflections on tbe government policy
by a I'nited States ambassador before a
foreign audience the resolution stated,
wore a serious violation of his duties and
obligations, and calculated to Injure our
national reputation. It concluded by in
structing the foreign affairs committee,
which was empowered to send for persons
anil papers, to investigate and report, "by
Impeachment or otherwt.se." Mr. Barrett's
resolution had been preceded by one by
McCall (Republican, of Massachusetts)
in a milder tone. Mr. McCall's resolution
went down before an objection, aud it was
then that Mr. Barrett sprang his impeach
ment resolution, as one constituting a
question of privilege.
Mr. Crisp was on his feet as soon as the
reading of the resolution was concluded
and raised the point of order that the reso
lution (lid not constitute a question of
Mr. Barrett made reply.
Speaker Reed overruled the point of
order and Mr. Barrett took the floor to
make his argument in favor of the adop
tion of his resolution. A hush fell upon
the house. It was the first exciting inci
dent of the session.
Mr. Barrett spoke clearly and forcibly,
but briefly- He contended that Mr. Bay
ard's utterances from a public servant re
flected upon our democratic policy and
worn intended to aggrandize his party, not
his country. Ho drew a striking parallel
between the ease ol' Mr. Bayard and that
of Martin Van Huron, whose nomination
was rojected by tint senate because as sec
retary of state he had given to our minister
to Great Britain secret instructions to deal
with tho llritish foreign office in a manner
calculated to increase the prestige of his
party in this country. Mr. Barrett quoted
the strong words of Daniel Webster de
nouncing Van Huron's conduct on that
occasion for being "the representative of
Ilia party instead of his country. 7 '
Mr. I turret t was gi\on several rounds of
applause By the Republicans.
"It is true that Martin Van Huron's
nomination was rejected by the senate,"
said Mr. Cooper < Democrat of Florida) in
terrupting tho Massachusetts representa
tive, "but is it not also true that in 1836 1
the people of the i United States vindicated
Mr. Van Huren by electing him president
of the United States?" j Applause from
the Democratic side.! "And I give you
notice," ho added, shaking his linger at
the Republican side, "that Mr. Hayard
may ba vindicated in the same manner."
The Republicans were amused at this
prediction of Mr. Cooper regarding the
possible future vindication of Mr. Ha van I.
anil broke into a cheer when Mr. Barrett
called Mr. Cooper's attention to the fact
that four years after Mr. Van Buren's vin
dication, in 18-ltl, "he was buried so deep
that he was never afterward heard of."
Ex-Speaker Crisp replied to Mr. Barrett
in rather an ironical tone. The purpose of
the resolution he said, was evidently to
give the gentlemen on the other side
something on which to air their views on
protection. He did not think, he said,
that any gentleman elected to a seat on
the lloor of the house believed that the
resolution contained grounds for impeach
ment. "If you impeach Mr. Bayard for
those words," said the ex-*pe alter, "you
must impeach a majority of tho American
The Republicans jeered at this, but Mr.
Crisp proceeded to call attention to tho
overwhelming Republican defeat that fol
lowed the enactment of the McKinley pro
tective measure. Ho added that if the
Republicans believed so heartily in high
protection they should bo brave enough to
frame and pass a bill. It was the only
way they could justify their position.
Mr. McCall followed Mr. Crisp and said
Mr. Bayard mado a violent partisan speech,
obviously one of impropriety. Mr. Bayard,
he said, had misrepresented the American
people by saying tliev needed a s'rong
master. The people of tho United States
have no master. The president was their
servant. He moved to amend his resolu
tion so as to include in it the extract from
Mr. Bayard's Boston speech, incorporated
in Mr. McCall's resolution.
Mr. Dingly (Republican, of Maine) fol
lowed Mr. Met all and took the ground that
Mr. Bayard was an ambassador of tbe
United States,and tho question was wheth
er he should so far forget his duties as to
denounce tho policy as to one-half of the
people of the United States.
Mr. Dingley.—Has the ambassador ->f
ttiitf country the right to go upona platform
in a foreign country and denounce one-half
of the people iv the terms used by Mr.
Mr. Crisp. -Any citizen, no matter who
he may be, or what position he occupies,
has the right to say what he thinks upon
economic questions.
In reply to a question by Mr. Crisp Mr.
Dingley declared, amid applause on the
Republican side, that his personal opinion
was that the offence of Mi. Bayard was
impeachable, and ought to bo impeachable,
by the house. Whether it was policy for
the house to impeach was another question.
I am very glad to get the gentleman's
opinion, said Mr. Crisp.
"I believe," concluded Mr. Dingley,
"that an example shoulu be made of some
of these gentlemen who are so constantly
violating tho principle aud propriety of
official life. Mr. Bayard should be pub
licly condemned,"
Mr. Wheeler, Democrat, of Alabama,
asked why the It -publicans, if they were
so solicitous of the conduct of our repre
sentatives abroad, had not recalled Robert
C. Schenck, the United States minister to
Gteat Britain, who had been guilty of
cheating the English with worthless min
ing stocks. The Republicans smiled, but
no one deigned to make a reply.
Mr. Ctimmings, Democrat, of New York,
who got the lloor at this point, interjected
sonic humor into the debate. He said lie
did not know whether the pending resolu
tion had been brought into the house under
false pretenses, but he did know that the
resolution was baaed upon a newspaper
report of a speech; that it was brought in
by a newspaper editor (Mr. Barrett) and
backed by another editor (Mr. Dingley I.
He himself was a newspaper man, and he
congratulated the newspaper men of the
country that they at last spoke from the
floor of the house. (Laughter.)
Mr. Cannon (Republican) of llliinis,
thought that the resolution should go to
the judiciary and not the foreign affairs
committee. It might be doubtful as to the
policy of impeaching .Mr. Bayard, but he
(lid believe that the Edinburgh speech
should b»condomned and thai it was the
duty of tho house of representatives 10
express its disapproval of adopting a
resolution of censure.
Mr. Turner ( Democrat) of Georgia, took
the position that Mr. Bayard's utterances
if correctly reported, did not even consti
tute an impropriety.
Mr. Johnson (Republican), of Indiana,
speaking of the resolution, denounced in
unmeasured terms the course of Mr. Bay
ard who, he said, not only disparaged a
civil policy of the United States but too.
impugned tho honesty and integrity of
those who advocated the policy.
After some further debate by Messrs.
McCreary (Democrat) of Kentucky, Grow
(Republican) of Pennsylvania, Money
(Democrat) of Mississippi, and Mc-
Guire (Democrat) of California, Mr. Bar
rett, on the suggestion of Mr. Hitt, re
quested unanimous consent that his reso
lution making it mandatory upon the com
mittee report "by impeachment or other
wise" should be stricken out.
There was some parliamentary sparring
over the point as to who Iter the striking
out of those words would not divest the
resolution of its privileged nature, when
the speaker decided in the negative, where
upon Mr. Crisp objected, saying that he
wanted tho other side to go on record as
voting for impeachment.
Mr. Barrett then closed the debate in a
brief speech, in which he said ho would
never have introduced the resolution had
not soma one objected to the resolution of
Mr. Mcl all. The subject was one near to
the hearts of the American people, and
should be discussed.
When the previous question was de
manded Mr. Crisp moved to refer the reso
lution to the judiciary committee. This
was lost by o rising vote, so to 200.
Mr. Crisp demanded aye and nay vote,
which was taken, resulting HO to '_'07.
Mr. Cannon moved to strike out the
words "by impeachment or otherwise,"
and his motion was agreed to. As amend
ed the resolution was adopted without a
Mr. Fisher, Republican of New York, of
fered for immediate consideration a reso
lution to instruct the committee on naval
all airs, when appointed, to investigate the
reports that the battleship Texas was
faulty in construction, and also to report
upon the plans, construction, cost and sea
worthiness of the ship.
Mr. Crisp objected.
The following cominitteo on accounts
was announced: Aldrich of Illinois, chair
man: Odell (Republican of Now York),
McCall (Republican of Tennessee), Tracy
(Republican of Missouri), Lung (Republi
can of Kansas!, Rusk (Democrat of Mis
souri), Price (Democrat of Louisiana).
At 3:36 tho house, on motion of Mr.
Dingley, adjourned until Tnuraday.
And With It Knocked tbe Coa
ventiom" Persimmon
But Fate- - and Votes—Went Dead
Against Them.
Everybody Said tha Mound City Was His
Second Choice—Speeches A re Made
and Bottles Cracked
Associated Press Special Wire.
I Washington, Dec. 10,—The Republican
j national convention will be held at St,
: Louis on June llith, next. That was the
1 decision reached by the Republisan na
-1 tional committee today after spirited bal
loting, lasting two hours. The successive
ballots are shown as follows:
St, I.ouis l.'l 14 IS S2 iiO
San I rancisco W 1!1 19 lit Hi
Plttsbnrg v i> 8 1 o
Chicaco H 8 II !• li
New York 1 0 0 0 0
Tho morning was spent in hearing
speeches in behalf of the contending
cities, the doors being open to the various
contesting delegations. This concluded,
the convention began its afternoon ses
sion behind closed doors. An eager crowd
choked up the corridors leading lo the
committee room and awaited the an
nouncement of the results.
The first important question of the
afternoon was the fixing of the date of the
convention. The executive committee re
, ported a resolution favoring June 10th.
' This was amended by Committeeman
j Lentian of Utah in favor of August 18th.
1 There was a sharp debate and Mr. de
1 Young of California finally proposed a
compromise between June and August,
viz: July. The De Young and Lannan
amendments were both defeated, and
■ then, by a practically unanimous vote the
I date was fixed at June Kith.
! The preliminaries over, the oratory bo
! gan. General N. P. Chipman of California
i was introduced by M. H. do Young to pre
sent the Golden Gate's claims. The action
of this meeting, General Chipman began,
was to decide whether or not California
was forever to be a political dependency.
He spoke of San Francisco as the metropo
lis ot a powerful aud ever-growing country,
where the children of the east and their
children's children were to lind homes for
centuries. Over 77 per cent of the terri
tory and 28 per cent of the population has
come from west of the Mississippi river;
twenty-live of the IHty-one committeemen
came from beyond that river, Tnat
country was an empire that might have
mighty influence on the political destinies
of the country if it should stand together
las it ought, yet many of those who legis
lated for the country know nothing of this
section. (inly twice had a Republican con
vention been held west of the Mississippi,
though the states of that section generally
j had stood in a solid column for the Repub
lican parly.
(iood politics might dictate San Fran
cisiio lor the convention. To hold it there
wouid show the.patty to be one which had
the interests of every section at heart aud
would keep the west in the Republican
party. Objections had been urged against
every city. One committeeman had said
to him that the San Francisco convention
I would be called a rich man's convention,
I and would hurt the party; but to meet
this a rate of >■-'■"> for tha round trip would
be offered.
He replied to the arguments that the
coast h yd not sufficient telegraph facilities
by describing how the recent president's
' message hud been handled west lrom Chi
-1 cage. He told of the hotel facilities of San
i Francisco and of its entertainments of the
Knights Templar conclave and other con
ventions held there, and concluded:
"The hearts of all the people of the
Pacillc coast from San Diego to Seattle are
open <o welcome you. Come and meet us
face to face, just onco before the nine
teenth century shall forever close its
pages, tilled witli the greatest triumphs of
mankind since the world began."
I George A. Knight of San Francisco spoke
lof the great educational advantages given
by the Republican party. It made no dif
i ference where the convention was held, the
ilt ■publican party would go on its great
career. The next convention would name
the president, and it would be desirable for
the gathering to sit with the calmness and
dignity of a jury, without distractions of
the horns and merry demonstrations con
spicuous at gatherings in the crowded cen
ters of the east.
M. H. De Young, editor of the San Fran
cisco Chronicle, then announced that it was
his duty to make a business proposition to
the committee. He did not want to bn
mercenary but he did want to influence the
committee. The people of San Francisco
knew the party was in debt and were will
ing to pay its debts. The railroads had
been induced to mako a rate from New Or
leans or Chicago of *23 for the round trip
for delegates and .?30 for others. Tne dif
ference would be met by the San Francisco
committee. No other city could claim ad
vantage over San Francisco in railroad
rates. He continued: "We will furnish a
convention hall, as every other city will,
and will place it absolutely under control
of the national committee. We will give
you fair treatment and colorless treatment.
Every delegate will be our honored guest."
In conclusion,De Young said San Francis
co would promise, whether slio gamed the
convention or not, she would swing the
Pacific coast tor the Republican party.
California's case presented, the call pro
ceeded down to Illinois, when Mr. Samuel
Allerton of Chicago stepped forward to
present the claims of Chicago,
The hotel accommodations were limit
less. The street car facilities were ample.
Chicago was iv the midst of a circle em
bracing the country. It was this consid
eration which brought the great exposition
to Chicago. The telegraphic service was
abundant. The press of Chicago was an
honor to the city, aud the Republican news
papers of that city were a bulwark of Re
"If not the birthplace," said Mr. Aller
ton, "Chicago is the home of Republican
ism, for there the first Republican presi
dent was nominated, and there, too, the
last Republican presidout was named.''
There was a round of applause from the
Chicago men as Mr. Allerton closed.
Mayor Swift of Chicago also told of that
city's pre-eminent htnoss.
Again the call of states proceeded, down
to Missouri, when Mayor Walbridge waa
introduced as a "Republican mayor of a
Republican city." He said that in plain
English cit. Louis wanted the convention.
The city was non-sectional; men from the
north, south, east and west formed a
peculiarly national and cosmopolitan com
munity. The mayor himself went from
New York to settle at St. Louis. The Re
publican party in its origin was a national
one, and St. Louis embodied this essential
element of republicanism. Mr. Walbridge
said he believed the Republican party was
about to enter a new epoch. It waa fitting
that it should continue its spirit of nation
alism, of which St. Louis was such n con
spicuous exponent.
Ex-Congressman Nathan Frank of St.
Louis declared that bis city regarded no
person in her open-handed hospitality, and
added that St. Louis should hot only have
the convention but she wanted it. He
dwelt up m Missouri's republicanism and
her work in returning 10 Republican con
gressmen out of a delegation of 1 .">. Mis
souri had no candidate, was absolutely
neutral ground and each Republican aspir
ant had thousands of admirers there.
Chicago had had the Republican conven
tion five times in 30 years, Mr. Frank
said, exclaiming: "How long, oh herd,
how long."
Ho concluded with a glowing eulogy on
the resources of St. I.ouis and Missouri.
Mr. S. M. Kennord. president of the St.
Louis exposition, offered halls to seat
2800, 6000 or 12,000, whatever the com
mittee might want, and said St. Louis
would furnish forty committee rooms iv
the hail. Every delegate, « bite or black,
would he guests of the city, and she would
guarantee them whatever accommoda
tions they might want without discrimina
Chr.uncey I. l illey closed the St. Louis
presentation with a spirited talk.
After St. Louis came New York, whoso
first advocate was fioneral Butterfleld.
"New York needs no eloquence," he
said. "She stands with open arms to wel
come tho Republican convention or any
other convention. We offer you a fire
proof hall capable of seating 10,000 peo
ple, lrom every corner of which a speaker
can be heard. New Tork is always ready.
Wo want a little missionary work in New
York to aid us to pile up the vote of the
stale for the Republican candidate."
The hotel keepers of New York pledged
that their rates would never be raised.
Mm at Halstead spoke of New York as a
cosmopolitan and non-partisan city that
could never be organized, nor could its
press be influenced in tho interest of any
candidate. New York was so extensive,
he said, that she would be unconscious of
the prt-sence of a convention. After a
long experience as a student and historian
of national conventions he had never seen
a time when the prospects for the success
of the Republican party had been so good,
and indeed it seemed as though the Repub
licans had already elected their president.
There was hearty hand clapping when
Representative Dalzell of Pittsburg came
forward to present the claims of that city.
"Pittsburg is in dead earnest," said Mr.
Dalzell, "in seeking this convention."
The city, he went on, was accessible,
neither too far cast nor too far west. All
the great cities of the east were within
twelve hours' ride of Pittsburg. Ile denied
thai Pittsburg lacked hotel facilities and
offered a signed agreement by the hotel
men of Pitt-burg practically giving over
their hostelries to the desire of the national
committee. Pittsburg was a nucleus of
many suburban towns, all having their
hotels. The city had many of these smaller
hotels, and these Willi the large ones would
afford ample accommodation for the con
vention. The telegraph facilities wero un
surpassed. The city council had tendered
tlie use of a new building to the represen
tatives of the press .
Mr. Dalzell spoke of Pennsylvania's
staunch Republicanism and tremendous
majorities. There was enthusiastic ap
plause as the speaker referred to the lesson
of protection which could bo read by the
white tight of Pittsburg's blazing furnaces.
Tne applause lasted some minutes, show
ing the strong Pittsburg sentiment prevail
ing in the hall.
Representative William A. Stone offered
another strong presentation of Pittsburg's
Telegrams were received from Senators
Quay and Cameron, setting forth the ad
vantages of Pittsburg and pledging the
leading hotels of the town to p ace accom
modations for 1100,000 people at the abso
lute disposal of the committee.
When Utah was reached in the call of
states. Committeeman Latinau announced
that; although Sail Lake had intended to
present her claims for the convention, she
nad been so persuaded by the eloquence of
Strn Francisco that Salt Luke withdrew
from the contest. This closed the hear
ings and, on motion of Mr. De Young, the
committco adjourned to meet in secret ses
sion at 2 o'clock.
Upon reassembling there was great ex
citement as the ballots proceeded, the
committeemen from the interested sec
tions In:-tying and socking to ofT-et com
binations. Al the outset San Francisco
secured one more than the nineteen
claimed from the first. The announce
ment of her lead was greeted witli enthu
siasm when it reached the outer corridors.
The strength of St. Louis was somewhat
greater than hod been expected, while
neither Pittsburg nor Chicago made the
showing anticipated. St. Louis gained
steadily on each ballot. San Francisco
sought to meet this by drawing tho votes
of Chicago, but without avail. The first
s?rious break occurred when David Martin
of Pennsylvania led the Pittsburg forces
toward St. Louis. On the fourth and last
formal ballot San Francisco's forces
broke for tho first tjme. Michigan. Wyo
ming and Connecticut going to St. Louis.
That settled it and gave St. Louis the
convention. The choice was made unani
mous on motion of Mr. De Young of San
Fn the announcement of the decisive
ballot there was a rush for the St. Louis
headquarters, where all the delegates from
that city gathered with Missouri congress
men and politicians at large. There was
a great hand-shaking and popping of
corks, with occasional cheers, until Clark
H. Sampson was lifted to the table in re
ply to calls for a speech. While ho was
talking the room was lilling up, and Con
gressmen Joy, Barthold and Cobb soon
appeared, md then the Pittsburg and
California delegations pushed in to con
gratulate their rival.
The appetite of the crowd for speech
making was remarkable, and many of
the delegates wero called upon to mount
the impromptu rostrum. Congressman
Warner, May«r Walbridge, Chauneey I.
Filley, Seth W. Cobb, Democratic Con
gressman from St. Louis; Mr. Knight of
California, Richard C. Kerens of St.
Louis, Harry Ford of Pittsburg, Congress
min W. A. Stone, Nathan Frank and
several others were called upon to talk.
All the visitors claimed St. Louis had
been their second choice and took defeat
with good nature.
After concluding the ballot the commit
tee took up the question of territorial delet
gates aad recommended that New Mexico,
Arizona, Utah and Oklahoma each selec
four delegates iv addition to tho two here
tofore chosen.
A hearing was accorded Mrs. J. Ellen
Foster, wiio spoke of woman's influence in
behalf of the party.
At 0 oclocK the committee had com
pleted its labors and adjoorued.
The executive committee then held a
brief session to arrange the details of tho
convention in accordance with tho deter
mination of the full committee.
The executive committee, ut a secret
meeting during the afternoon, appointed a
sub-committee of seven members and dele
gated to it full power to make the arrange
ments incident to the meeting of the na
tional convention at St. Louis. The sub
committee is: Messrs. Man lev of Maine,
Chairman Carter of Montana, Clarkton ol
town, Halm of Ohio, Clayton ot Arkansas,
Campbell of Illinois anil Kerens of St.
The St. I.ouis people area happy set to
night and every w here are being congratu
lated. They held a jollification meeting
tonight at their headquarters.
Rtfolclng ot St* I.e..is
St. Louis, Dec. 10.—There is general re
joicing in St. Louis over the action of the
Republican committee in selecting this
place to hold the next national convention.
The citizens state that there is $14,000 at
least to be raised to make good their guar
antee of 175,000, but they will have no
trouble in raising the amount required.
It is panned to hold the couvi ntion in
the exposition building, the north wing of
which will be fitted up at a cost of if 1:..1 it mi.
and, when finished, will seat at least
IS,OOO people.
Sixty Millions Bid For the •
Santa Fc Road
i The New Company Will Take Hold
January First
I Huntington Said to Have Left to Avoid Arrest
for Violation of tho Interstate
Commerce Law-
Associated Pres3 Socclal Wire
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 10.—At the sale of
the Atchison road today Edward King,
president of the Union Trust company, bid
160,000,000, and there being no other
bidden, Judge Johnson declared the prop
erty sold to Mr. King, who also represented
IK. C, Beaman and Victor Morawetz. Mr.
[ Beaman is the counsel for tho reorganiza
j tion committee, and Mr, Morawetz is a
I member of the committee and ropresents i
i the Dutch bondholders.
The sale concluded, the officials ad- i
journod to the United States court room
where Judgo Caldwell convened court.
The report of Judge Johnson, as master
in-ehancery, was submitted and placed on
file. The decree of the court was then
read and agreed to by all parties inter
A few minutes past ti oelock Judge Cald
well, in chambers at the Throop hotel, to" I
j gether with the attorneys and officials of
! the company, went over the decree to be ;
j certain that correct copies had been made.
Thi*Concluded, Judgo Caldwell signed the
decree confirming the salo. jv short time
afterward he left for St. Louis ill company !
with General Manager Morrill, Special
Master Reynolds and L. F. Walker, gen- I
I eral solicitor of the St. Louis and t-an !
: Francisco, Though tho salo has been ;
: made and conlirmed, tbe property sold un
der the execution will not pass into the !
I hands of the now company until January,
i This is merely for convenience in keep- 1
| ing the accounts of the company. A '
i transfer at this time would necessitate tho j
closing of accounts to date and involve a I
large amount of extra work.
Why Huntington Left
San FrancisOj, Dec. Id.— The Examiner
says: It is stated that C. P. Huntington
avoided arrest by the I "nited States mar
shal by leaving for the East when he did.
Ho was to have been arrested for misde
meanor for violating the provisions of the
Interstate Commerce law. The proposition
to arrest the railroad magnate was the out
growth of the rate cutting which has beeu
going on between the Southern Pacific und I
the steamship lines running between this
city and Poatland, and the chief accusers
are said to have been the officers of the
steamship companies,sided by several other
prominent transportation people who are
antagonistic to Huntington. Huntington
is accused of violating that section of the
interstate commerce law which states that
a railroad cannot raise or reduce its rates
without giving notice to the Intersta'e
Commerce Commission. On steamer days j
the rate by rail to Portland is HOflrst
class, but on days when there are no
Steamers the rate is $25. It is said that
the plan to arrest Huntington would have
been carried out but for the reluctance of |
local lawyers to take the case. Finally a
Portland lawyer was secured and he com
municated with the authorities at Wash
i ington. It is even said that the arresr may
i yet ba mado in Ihe east. The penalty for
I violating the interstate commerce law it a
i fine not to exceetl .115000, and in ease of an
unlawful discrimination in rates the con
vie ted person will bo liable, in addition to
the line, to imprisonment not to exceed
two years.
A Small Technicality Suffices to Render a
Will Nugatory
San Francisco, Dee. 10.—The supreme
i court has affirmed tl c judgment of the su- .
I perior court of Butte county in the matter
of the estate of O. Walker. His will was
revoked because C. G. Warren, an attorney j
! witness, wrote the name of "( '. G. Walker"
| inadvertently, thus employing his own ini
j tials and the testator's surname.
Upou this showing tho superior court re
| yoked the will, and tho propriety of its ac
i tion in so doing was the only question pro
j sentcd upon appeal. The supreme court
approved this action, saying that "the i
I right to make testamentary disposition of |
i property is not an inherent right, nor is it
j granted by tiie constitution, it rests upon '
I tne legislative will."
Continuing the court says that the lcgis
i latino prescribes certain exactions and re
| quiiements looking to the authentication {
iof a will. Among other things, the law
requires that attesting witnesses shall sign i
: their names. It cannot be contended that 1
some other mode of subscription will suf
floe. The court further says: "That the |
overthrowing of any will works a hardship
00 the devisees and the legatees is obvious,
but the law is no more tender of their
claims than it is of the rights of the natural
Organize to Prevent Rate Cutting, Which I
Has Ruined Business
| San Francisco, Dec. 10.—Thirty-five ;
I representatives of tire insurance com- |
j panics today voted to organize a new j
j board of lire underwriters of this city to ;
' replace the disorganized lire insurance j
! company act. The members present will
I meet again tomorrow to complete the or-
I ganization. The underwriters reiDonaible •
I tor the smashing of tlie old combo c and j
j for Ihe CUttidg of rates which resulted are i
! represented as now being penitent and j
i willing to enforce the rates of the com
! pact. Tho new movement is expected to
i improve the Are insurance business. At j
i present several hundred fire insurance
I clerks ate without employment, and it is
I said stockholders in all the companies ;
j have suffered by tlie cut rates.
Indignant Citizens Promise to Hake the j
Oifcnder Uncomfortable
S*n Francisco, Dec. 10. —Chief of Police
Growley has been asked to ussis. in the
Search for a young woman who eloped with
a tramp from her home in Kern county n j
few days ago. The couple are supposed to
be iv hiding in this city, they having, been
traced thus far in their flight by the/ girl s
heartbroken parents. If the man is caught
the citizens of Delano, w here the girl lived,
will probably seek to m tie good a threat
to mete out summary punishment to him.
The young woman's name is! Mattio J.
Cole. She is the daughter of r'atnuel Cole.
Per parents, who are In humble circum
st inces. stand high in the estimation of
Hie citizens of Delano, whore she also is
known and respected by almost the entire
If you have any wants for I_l _fl
you can get it supplied in I "Ci
The Herald
CriCtip A Sure Winner
pu|)iilation. She is but 1 , years old, and
I tho news that she had l>een induced by a '
. train]) to leave her home and friends j
'■ caused a great amount of excitement in j
the little town. This feeling was accentu- j
ated by tlie report that the man was an e\- |
, convict and had a wife and children liv ing
in San Francisco. After dusk on Novoin- '
' tier _'-'cl ttie tramp took a horse and buggy
from Delano and went after Miss Cole and 1
her trunk. Then they took the midnight
train for Stockton. The Sheriff lrom De- :
. lano tried to locate them in Stockton, but
' they had left.
The Pair Arrested
San Fhanctsco, Dec. 10. Mattie Colo
1 the yong woman who eloped with a tramp ,
from Delano a few days ago, was arrested
in this city tonight in company with Kit-
I gene Barnes, with whom shelled. Miss
I Cole is the daughter of Samuel Cole, a
; representative citizen of Delano, who
| wrote to Chief Crowley, requesting that
his daughter be arrested.
! It is evident from the girl's story that she
;is very much in love, and that her lack of
experience in the ways of the world has
led her to put Implicit faith in the rosy
; tales of past wealth and future prospects
that have been poured into her willing ears
!by the tramp. She is a tall girl, good
looking and fairly formed, her well shaped
head being crowned by a wealth of blondo
hair. She says she ran away with
Barnes because they loved one another
■ and would have been married if they
had money enough. Barnes came to San '
i Francisco from Newfoundland and bi.t
little is known of him. He said he bad
been discharged from the ranch and that j
tho girl was willing to accompany bim
when h>> left.
The Kern county authorities have been !
notified and the couple will be taken back
to Delano.where Barnes will be prosecuted
on a chargo of abduction.
Begins the First Republican Administra
tion of Kentucky
! The Republican National Committee Sends
Congratulations and a Reception Warms
the Cockles of His Heart
: FRANKFORT, Ky,, Dec. 10, — William j
1 O'Connell Bradley at noon today was j
| sworn in as governor of Kentucky and the I
first Republican administration in the |
I history of the commonwealth was ushered j
in. There wero ten times as many people
here by noon as ever before came to wit
ness an inauguration.
The procession was a lengthy ono. At
noon it reached tho state house. Fully
20,000 people were gathered there to wit
ness tho ceremonies. Mayor Julian pre
sided. Dr. VV. C. Taylor offered a prayer.
Judge W. H. Holt delivered an address
iof parting and welcome. Then came the
I valedictory of the retiring governor, John
; Young Brown. Governor-elect Bradley
i followed with an address. He said in
! part: "The credit and honor of the state
j and nation are of the first import
j ance. The recent popular verdict which
lias declared in" favor of the use of both
! gold and silver as money, but at the same
: time the maintenance of the best nnd
1 highest standard, so that every dollar
I shall be of equal value, should be accepted
! and adhered to, und while the public credit
should be protected, we should none the
less favor a well-regulated system of pro- I
! tection to every branch of American In- i
' ('tistry; eueh a system as will encourage
I ge.iius. nourish and increase diversified
productions, maintain and enlarge the
j home market and protect, every honest
I sou of toil from the degradation of com
! petition With the pauper labor of the old 1
| world.''
Following is the telegram sent to Gov
ernor Bradley by tiie Republican national
committee, in session during the inaugural
Washington, Dec. 10.—To Hon. Wil
liam O. Bradley, Governor of Kentucky,
Frankfort, Kentucky: The Republican
National Committee now in session, ex
tend their cordial congratulations on this,
l the day of your inauguration us governot,
I upon the splendid Republican victory
! which has been achieved in Kentucky
] under your able and gallant leadership.
As colleagues anil friends during many
years we have learned to appreciate your
devotion to the Republican cause, which is
ever the cause of the people, and it now
adonis us especial pleasure to note your
election to the executive chair of your na
tive state. We wish for your administra
tion the great success which we believe
you are sure to achieve.
You have redeemed the borne of Henry
i Clay, and Kentucky, under your leader-
I ship, will be as it was under the great
! commoner, for protection.
I Chairman Executive Committee from
! Ohio.
j Governor Bradley during the entire pa
| rado and ceremonies received such an
ovation as must have warmed his heart,
jAs the military and clubs marched and
: countermarched cheers rose from thou
sands of throats for the new chief execti-
I tive. As Colonel Bradley mounted the in
! augural stand he was given a brilliant re
! ception.
! A Family of Five Persons Killed By the
Renegade Apaches
Deminu, N. M., Dec. 10.—Another mur
| der of a family is reported from the San
! Simeon valley in Arizona by the renegade
band of Indians from the San Carlos res
! ervation, but details cannot be had. The
i father, mother and three children wore
slain on Thursday evening following the
j killing of Merrill and daughter. They were
; Germans who had recently ccme to this
section from the east for the purpose of
taking up a homestead. The killing is re
i ported to have taken place near Fort Bow
; le, recently abandoned by the I'nited Stales
troops. The Indians were seen by some
cowboys about the time of itie Merrill mur
! der, and their number is estimated ut thir
ty-five. Nothing can be learned from the
, movements of the soldiers and cowboy
- posses. A detachment of the l ust oaval
! ry from Fort Bayard is stationed at Steins'
1 Pass to prevent the escape of ihe band in
j to old Mexico over the old Geroiiimo line.
I Whether He Contemn"ates M«rrl ge. Nor £>!§>
cuss rtatrlatoalal Rumors
! Indianapolis. Dec. 10.—A reporter
i called at General Harrison's house to ask
! him as to tlie truth of :1m rep irl connect
ing hi* name with that of Mra. Ditnmock.
j Private Secretary Tibbott said the general
j was lying down and could not bedis itrbod.
"Ho will not answer your questions,''
I said Mr. Tibbott,"nor express himself in
! any way on .1 c subject. His name has
] been connected in a like manner as now
I during the last yearoi so wi h 'hoscol'a
i Half dozen different women, among hem
j Mrs. Stanford and a woman at Vinceimes.
| He would not say anything in any way in
unswer to those, rumors, and be will not
* say anything now in answer to this one.''
Exonerates Mcßridc lrom
Charges of Bribery
A Resolution Respecting the Observ*
ance of a Contract
The Secretary of the Treasury Is to Ba
Charged With Violating tha
Light.Hour Law
Associated I'rcus fpecial Wire.
Nr.w York, Dec. 10.—At today's session
of the American Federation of Labor Pres
ident John Mcßride was exonerated of the
charges that during a strike in Pennsyl
vania lie bed accepted a bribe.
It became evident early in the day that
any attempt on the part of the Socialists to
run the convention would be nipped in the
bud. Infact the other dolegates claim
that any interferences whatever on tha
part of the Socialists would be "squelch
A part of tlie report of the executive
council, whtoh is likely to cause a breeze
in the convention, refers to the request of
the Trades and Labor Assembly of St.
I.ouis that the charter of the Musicians'
Mutual Benefit association be revoked be
cause the latter organization refused to
strike to support the theatrical stage em
The council refused to revoke the char
ter and presents these resolutions for ad
option in its report:
"Resolved. Tnat no central body or state
fetleration affiliated with tho A. F. of L.
shall have the right to expel or suspeud
delegates of any local or national union
for refusing to affiliate with the employ
Among the resolutions handed in for
action by the committee on resolutions,
was one presented by K. H. Diehl, dele
gate from the Pattern Makers' National
The resolutions recite that there are laws
restricting the employment of laborers and
mechanics on government work to not
more than eight hours per day, and that it
\is positively known that the officials of
! the treasury department not only do not
enforce the law, but openly violate it, and
that tiie officials tend to prevent the ef
forts of trades and labor organizations to
shorten the working day. Then it was,
Resolved, That the executive committee
of the A. F. of L. is hereby directed to pre
pare charges under General Order No.
390 of the treasury department, issued
August li, 1802, to the president of ihe
I'nited States against the secretary of tho
treasury, who being cognizant of such viol
ation has tailed to have said law covering
the eight hour work day properly complied
with. It is further,
Resolved, That the delegates to the con
i vention believe it is of paramount im
portance that the head of the government
must see to the strict enforcement of the
eight-hour law, and we hold him to a strict
Tho resolutions were referred to the com
mittee on resolutions.
Delegate Kenney of Omaha introduced a
resolution in favor of the free coinage of
silver at a ratio of 10 to 1, without confer
ring with "any other nation on earth."
As to the committee on resolutions being
in favor of that resolution limiting the
hours of the journeymen horseshoers to
nine, the report was brought before the
convention for confirmation.
Tiie convention voted to send the report
to the committee on shorter hours.
The motion to reject the report of the
committee on credentials was voted down,
and a motion was carried confirming the
report of the committee.
The convention then adjourned until to
Undelivered Telegrams
" T he following undelivered telegrams are
at the Western I nion telegraph company's
office in this city: S. W. Croxton, B. S.
Thompson, Fred S. Langdon, Mrs. Mary
1. Blakeley, 0. C. Greene, G.A.Craig,
Nellie Perkins, S. Solomon.
BY TELEGRAPH--TIIO National Republican
Committee meets nml decides upon &\.
Louis as tlio convention city....Governor
Bradley inaugurated as tho ilrst tlepublt
can governor of Ke.itucky....opening tor
tho defense in the Howell counterfeiting
case The sultan issued an trade allow
lOWiOg the guard ships to pass Ihe Darda
nelles The Santa Fe road bid in for
$60,000,000; Huntington saidtohavc gon»
eus to avoid arrest tor v iolating the inter
state, commerce inw ...The Cuban forces
camped near Santa Clara; a decisive batlla
imroinont Marry Hayward hanged at
.Minneapolis tor the murder of Cathcriua
Olng . Massachusetts elections go Demo
cratic Pasadena — P.ose Tournament
plans; brevities.. . .San Bernardino— Horti
cultural commission; dog poisoning....
Santa Monica—Klectric railway construc
tion ...Sai.ta Ana—Tne rock-pile kept re
plenished San I'edto—Movements ot
I vessels. . .Ventura—N. G. 0, changes.
ABOUT THE CITV-tn and out of the city
hall Ttouble for Mathvln; the oil well
inspector may 10-c his job President o[
the council, Teed, wants to know a few
thing) Meeting Of tho hoard o.' police)
commissioners....Madame Kunipp with
draws her application for a saloon license
j at Syoauioro Grove- One license revoked
Music In saloons to l.c suppressed
I I tank Hoffman sat down upon Annex**
i tionlslsin the Held with new petitions....
I in •resting figures in street Superintend
i cut Howard's annual report —Ihe iplj,
--j 000 holdout: how tlie controversy begun:
! tbe moucy was loaned hy the city over two
I years ago....Getting down to hard wor*;
; dally practice by the Occidental college
football eleven ...Regular monthly meet
ing of the Humane society yesterday after
noon Ur. Johnson the newly-elected
,' bishop oi I.os Angeles die'esc. will un
doubtedly oivep! the otllcc . Edward
llangot, convicted of rape, sentenced to
ii\e yours imprisonment In Han Quentin..
VV. J. Busby, tbe ncgio poisoner, must go
to .Mil for hfo ... Progress nl Ihe Johns' trial
He is for Levi I. Morton: J. Sou I'as
sett trunt* him nominated i..r president..,,
Kegtilai annual mooting of tlio l.adivs' itc
i cvclent society, and tho election of oi
ti< ers In the polite world: 'ate doings ot
f&shlouabla people....Amid flowers and
friends, John W. Dwlghtaii Emma Chllda
mc marri d It reads lite a romance; a
divorce stii- out of the ordinary run and
character . Mooting of the science associ
ORPIIEV3I -At s p i:i.; vaitdeviHe.
BCRBASK— v, S p. m.: Vouug Mrs. IViutUrop
Illinois Hall—At «i p. m.; Lecture on aejjt
demonstration o i Hypnotism.

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