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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 202. WIPED FROM THE EARTH A Second Disastrous Fire Visits Cripple Creek THOUSANDS IRE LEFT HOMELESS Camped on tbe Hillsides and Without Provisions LIST OF DEAD AND INJURED b Supplemented by Rumors of Scores of Other Fatalities Belief Expressed That the Fire Was Set to Secure Irjßuraa.ce Of the Prosperous (lining Town Not One Busi ness Block and Pew Dwellings Now Re main—Prompt Relief Measures Will Bs Taken Associated Press Special Wire. CRIPPLE CREEK, Col., April 29.—A Are which broke out in the Portland hotel shortly after noon today destroyed about all that was left of Cripple Creek after the great conflagration of last Saturday. Four persons were killed by explosions and at least fourteen in jured, several of them fatally. Last Saturday's horrors were repeated three-fold in the destruction by a sec ond fire this afternoon. To an increased amount of property destroyed on Sat urday the fire of today adds the loss of life and leaves from 3000 to 4000 people homeless in a city of desolation, with no homes to offer and no food to supply the daily wants. Now, indeed, is Cripple Creek In ashes. The business portion of the city left standing tonight Is less than would cover a olty block. The residence section Is confined to what were formerly the sub urbs on the placers of East and West Old Town to the northeast, and a por tion of Capitol hill on the south. When an alarm of fire sounded from the oPrt land hotel at 1:30 oclock this afternoon It was quickly responded to, notwith standing the firemen, one and all, were thoroughly exhausted by the work ot Saturday, and the tension under which they had lived since. Smoke was rolling from under the cornice on the Myers •venue and Second street sides of the building, and the alley to the south was full of flames. Almost instantaneously the building was In flames. Streams of water were turned on quickly and the flrement fought feebly for a few min utes in an attempt to put out the fire. The firemen were unable to make the. least Impression upon the Portland, which In a very few minutes was a muss of flames. To the north across Myer3 avenue was: the big furniture establish ment of the Booth company, to the east the four-story brick Masonic hall block. The disaster of Saturday was fresh In the minds of all and the first Inclin ation was to remove everything possi ble beyond She reach of the rapidly in creasing flames. Wagons darted through mobs of yelling men and hys terical women. Bennett avenue became again a mob of crazed men who saw the earnings of a lifetime in peril. It was evident that the old burnt district was the one division of the city where the fire fiend could be mocked with safety, and to that rendezvous the wag ons were sent as fast as they could be loaded and driven off. In fifteen min utes from the time the alarm sounded flames were showing from the cornice of the Booth establishment. The lire had spread to the west on Meyers ave nue, taking the Chicago cafe, adjoining the Portland, cartridges in the Wright hardware store, Portland block, were firing a fusllade and Meyers avenue was a furnace. To fight the fire from that point was beyond human power. To the west of the Booth building the Immense lumber stock in the El Paso yards was catching and the firemen had the block bounded by First and Second, Bennett and Meyers avenue for a field. Buildings In advance of the fire were blown up in a futile attempt to check Its progress. All about the burning block the streets were Jammed. The ex plosion of powder threw debris high In to the air and its falling felled men right and left. At 2 oclock the solid row of business houses to the north along Second was all afire. The Green block had been blown up and yet the fire had crossed i-"s ?L lej C b J J , way of the lumber yard and the buildings facing on Bennett be tween Second and First were afire in the rear. At 2:SO the Palace drug store at Sec •™2 Bennett was wrapped In flames, SPR. * , fl * r ° e 5? was beln « made to IKVJi 6 nr t f . rom Bennett to the Palace hotel. The fire had not crossed Second yet. Ctie building after another was blown up. At 2:30 the old part of the Palace hotel on the north side of Bennett was blown up, but the fire was In the middle of the block. To the norf h were many room- Iris; houses and the residence portion To the east, across Second, was the heart of the business section, to save which a masterly fight had been un successfully made on Saturday. If the Are crossed Second it could not be seen where any portion of the business sec tion of Cripple Creek could be saved Commencing at Second and Bennett was the Pullin block on the northeast and the Bimetallic bank on the south east. Should either catch it could not be foreseen how anything north and east in tits line of the wind could be saved. At 2:40 the flames were crossing Sec ond, and tbe Bimetallic bank was blown up In an effort to stop It there. But the ttre spread in Bplte of all, and in a few minutes Bennett, between Third and Second, was burning fiercely on both sides. Here was the center of the town's business life. The blocks melted down to Third from Second, while to the north the tall lodging houses on Carr avenue were falling one by one. There seemed no possibility of checking the n at any Point- To the west it had climbed the hill on to the placer and was burning; home after home. At 8:30 the Are had burned Itself out except in a few scattering localities. In the sweep of the fire had been all of the important Institutions left after the first disaster. Those who opened their doors to the homeless on Saturday night found *, elveß equally homeless tonight, ana there are no doors to open to them. riV^^ conll lM atlv * I>r few houses left are nd two-roomed cabins with now Sn On S ot brlck - Wha * the town Ti . r ' 00d ton 'eTht Is a question. iV-L1..?,. B . the restaurants and the bakeries are In ruins and the town Is out of bread. Of course food can reach here by tomorrow from Denver or from Victor. Anaconda and Gillett succor will come by morning, but there were many supperless tonight, and a few will sleep with no pillow and no covering. Fortu nately the weather Is fine, though slightly chilly. The ilames spreaiwith great rapidity, and although strenuous efforts were made to check the progress of the fire by blowing up buildings with dyna mite, they proved of no avail. All the principal business buildings are in ruins and nothing Is left of the town proper except the railroad stations and a few scattered houses. The lire raged fiercely all the afternoon and only died out from lack of fuel on which to feed. The burned district Is as follows: Be tween Myers and Warren streets and Second and First streets, one block: from Myers to Pike's Peak avenue and between Second and First streets, one block; Myers to Pike's Peak avenue and between Second and B streets, ten blocks; from the alley between Myers and Bennett up to Eaton, three and one half blocks. All buildings on Myers, between Sec ond and Third, are standing. The origin ef the fire appears to have been purely accidental, though the gen eral belief is that It was incendiary. There has been talk of crediting Satur day's Are to such origin, and this one coming so close upon it gives rise to suspicion. The facts appear to dis credit the suspicion. Frank Angel, the Portland hotel chef, cannot be found. Second-handed, the story Is that a pan of grease on the range blazed up and caught the grease soaked boards at the back. The entire side of the wall was ablaze In an In stant. Bessie Kelly, one of the waitresses, says she had gone into the kitchen for an order. Lunch was being served at the time. She saw flames running up the wall, and believes they came from outside the building, apparently -from the Chicago cafe adjoining. She rushed from the kitchen to the office, crying "Fire." The other occupants of the kitchen had not noticed the house to be on fire. The Portland wag built of frame, ven eered with brick; the kitchen occupied the central rear portion, the dining-room shutting it off from the stores on Myers street. About the kitchen was a wall or area. The west side of the building was covered with corrugated iron and ad- Joining this was Greene's Chicago cafe, over which were lodging-rooms. R. J. LaLove, the clerk of the Portland, says that when the girls came out of the dining-room they rushed upstairs to their sleeping-rooms over the kitchen. There was an outside* stairway and this was soon full of employes. The hotel was hurredly emptied of its guests. The girls who had gone up to their rooms had scarcely time to get back in safety. The elcrk has no idea how the Are started. There were nearly 100 guests in the house. Nothing was saved. T. M. Leßaron, who had charge of the gambling-rooms in the hotel, says he went Into the kitchen as soon as he could after the alarm, and his belief is that the fire had been Btarted under the hotel. The hotel building was owned by T. J. Moynahan, and was valued at $60,000, and he carried insurance for $2000 only. The house was first leased by Peter Edes of Denver, and sub-leased to Ben Brewer. Moses Vancourt was Interested in it. Miss Butterfield and Peter Edes are in litigation over it. The furniture was val ued at $10,000 .which was probably the original cost, and the insurance is report ed at $7000. Some stress is laid on the fact that the sub-lease of Brewer expires on May Ist. The venture of the sub-lease is not be lieved to have been succssful. A high price was paid to Edes for its surrender and there has been a disagreement among all parties interested from the first. CLAIMS INCENDIARISM. DENVER, Col., April 29.— T. J. Moyn ahan, owner of the Portland hotel, In which the fire at Cripple Creek started today, called yesterday at the office of Superintendent Walpole of the state in surance department in this city and made a statement, which, in the light of today's events, is regarded as tending to show that the fire was of incendiary or igin. Mr. Moynahan stated that $6000 insurance was carried on one-half of the furniture and that the furniture had cost but $8000. Mr. Moynahan came to Den ver to have the insurance canceled. He says that an attempt was made to burn the hotel last Saturday. The lease of the hotel to Benjaman Brewer expires May Ist. The hotel cost Mr. Moynahan $3,800, and the insurance on the building was $2000. Mr. Walpole is investigating the charges preferred by Monyahan. Mr. Moynahan today stated that he had called on the underwriters' asso ciation and made a similar statement to those made at the Insurance commis sioner's office. He believes the fire to have been set by someone in the hotel. In response to requests from Cripple Creek for assistance received while the fire was still raging this afternoon, ar rangements were made to run a spec ial train from this city, carrying fire men, policemen, fire apparatus and tents and other supplies for the stricken people of the great gold camp. At 7:30 p. m. President Steele of the chamber of commerce received the following message from Mayor Steele of Cripple Creek: "Thousands of our people are home les tonight. Can you have tents sent us? We have enough bedding. The fire burned Itself out. We have no use for firemen or policemen." Accordingly all the tents and cooking utensils at the state armory were pro cured and sent to Cripple Creek on to night's train. W. A. Hover and Secre tary Jackson of the chamber of com merce were dispatched to the camp as a committee to ascertain the needs of the people In this emergency. Many business of Denver also left for Cripple Creek tonight supplied with funds and prepared to ameliorate the distress existing there. THE TOWN DESTROYED CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., April 29, 6 p. m.—The fire has burned itsel»rout and Mayor Steele has telegraphed Chairman Webber of the fire and police board of Denver that the firemen and policemen are not needed. 6:30 p. m.—A special policeman shot and killed an unknown man found car rying away valuables from a burning building. 7 p. m.—Mayor Steele telegraphed Mayor McMurray of Denver as follows: "Thousands homeless. Send tents. We have plenty of blankets." 7:40 p. m.—There is not a building left standing In the business section of the city. Only a few residences on the out skirts remain and thousands are home less. Bp. m.—A revised list of the dead and Injured Is as follows: Dead: J. Griffith, —.Fassett, Two others unldentif . Injured: E. B. Small, John Rice, C. E. Evans, George E. Youngston, George Leyden, fatally; John Krigger, fatally; E. H. Smith, superintendent of water works; P. L. Maroney, E. Bradley, Eight others, names not yet learned. The fire department was powerless. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. THURSDAY MORNING. APRIL 30, 1896. The water supply held strong as long as It could be used to any advantage but the big reservoir on Church hill In the north and above the city was lowered to within a few feet of the bottom by the drain which flooded the streets, though its effect upon the fire was small. Dyna - mite was the most powerful ally of the firemen, but even it failed to check the spread of the fire at any essential point. The reservoir was in open ground. Many flocked to It from the residence portion to the north of the city and the scene about it was one that beggars descrlp • tion. Below, the fire was burning over fully seventeen blocks of buildings, and Its swift approach, street by street and house by house, could be watched. Smoke rolled high Into the heavens like a cloud of doom from a fringe of flames that lapped above their prey. Here and there about the broad open hillside, coming down In gentle slope from Minerva and Carbonate hills, In little groups, families settled with the loads they had carried from the burning homes below. A thousand of these distinct little piles blotted the open ground In plain view. A trunk, a mattress, some family pic tures, whatever wasi dearest that could be saved, had been carried by the mem bers of the family to the open, where the fire would not be expected to come, and by them stood guard the homeless wife and children, while the stronger heads of the families were down some where in that caldron of fire trying to add to the pile. Now and then some mattress that had been dropped too near to the coming flames caught from the heat or a brand carried by the winds, and the little saving of household treasures was wiped out. Wagons were everywhere. The price for the service of a wagon ranged from nothing to 1100 cash a load, according to the exigency of the moment or the hard-heartednoss of the owner. While the fire burned over the terri tory saved from Saturday's fire, car penters were busily engaged getting up many light frame structures on the area then burned. Today's fire did not en croach upon the territory of its prede cessor. For a time it looked as if the new building at Third and Bennett would go, and with it the building built in tho rear of the temporary postoffice, but they were saved with wet blankets and a stream of water kept playing upon then,. The small row on Third street between Bennett and Myers, rebuilt since Sat urday, narrowly escaped, hut the blow ing up of the Tutt & Penrose block front ing it saved the fire from reaching there. The insurance will be fully three times as great as Saturday's losses. One usent estimates it at five times as much arid says every agency in town was loaded up with risks. It must be remembered that the heart of the business section went up today, and fully double the area was burned over. Also in today's dis trict were crowded the refugees from the previous fire, and with them most of the goods that had been saved. One million dollars seems a large amount to ascribes, to a loss in a hurriedly and cheaply built mining camp. But there can be no question that today's loss will more than reach these figures. The in surance loss of $156,000 on Saturday must be fully $450,000 today. Every insurance office in town is burned, and figures cannot be obtained. The adjus ters of the companies that suffered in the previous fire are all in camp and had practically settled all the former claims, only to have a new set to take up. At 9:15 this evening a car of provis ions was brought In by W. S. Stratton, who turned it over to the relief commit tee for distribution tomorrow morning. This car is furnished by Mr. Stratton exclusively, while a number of other Colorado Springs citizens made up an other car. The relief committee had not a great many applications for aid, but in the morning when the excitement wears off and the pangs of hunger take hold the committee may have its hands The Florence and Cripple Creek rail road had flat cars at the disposal of merchants and kept them busy hauling goods beyond the reach of the fire. Cars filled at Cripple Creek were hauled to sidetracks at other points. The Times. Journal and Prospector offices were all burned down, leaving Cripple Creek without a newspaper. The Times was burned out in Saturday's fire, but saved some of its material and had started to build on the old burned district. It lost everything In today's conflagration. Proprietor Tom Howell will issue his paper In the morning from the office of the Victor Weekly News. Special trains are being run out of camp and are going loaded. Many peo ple will find shelter In Victor, Anaconda and neighboring towns tonight. Many will go to Colorado Springs and Denver. The outlook Is that all will be cared for in some way through the night. The Are is finishing its work and the town is lighted by the Aames from debris not yet extinguished. The people are on the streets walking from ruin to ruin discussing the catastrophe, wondering and waiting for whatever may happen next. Gen. Frank Reardan of Victor has tel egraphed to Gov. Mclntyre for 500 tents for the use of the homeless here. A relief committee has been organlzd at Victor and offers of shelter and provis ions have been made by the citizens of that town to the relief committee here. With the talk of incendiarism rumors spread fast and lost nothing in the re telling. It was reported that the list of dead and injured runs Into the scores, and this and that officer was credited with having shot men in the act of set ting Are to buildings. Lawlessness seemed lh the air. Men lost their heads and were ready for anything. City Marshal James Marshall has sworn in about 150 special policemen and com pany G, second regiment C. N. G., has also been utilized. Many of the men are mounted and the burned portion Is being thoroughly patrolled. About twenty arrests have been made for theft and other causes, but the police now feel confident that they will be able; to pre vent any further depredations by van dals. Stolen liquor was plentiful. Many saloons were looted for drink and a firm hand was necessary to restrain the crowds. THE BRYAN MURDER Sons Testimony Tending; to Incriminate De. fendant Scott Jackson NEWPORT, Ky., April 29.—Startling testimony was given today in the Jack son murder trial by two women, who confirmed to some extent the story told by Coachman George H. Jackson. Mrs. Sclthers, who lives on the Licking pike, and comes to Newport on foot every day testified that about 8 oclock on the morn ing of Friday, January 31, she met two men, strangers. This Is the road over which Jackson says he drove the cab Friday night. The witness said she had never seen these men since until today, when she recognized them as Jackson and Walling. Mrs. Alice Stlefel, who lives on an un frequented road between the Licking pike and Alexandria pike, which is also part of the route described by Jackson, testified that after midnight, Friday, January Ist, she was awakened by a dog barking and heard a one-horse ve hicle passing along the road. Arizona Officials PHOENIX, Ariz., April 29.—Gov. Franklin today appointed M. J. Nugent of Yuma to be superintendent of the territorial prison, and J. F. Wilson of Prescott to be attorney-general, to fill vacancies occasioned by the resigna tion of appointees of Gov. Hughes. IN THE FIELD OF POLITICS Illinois Republicans Choose a Gubernatorial Candidate INSTRUCTED FOR McKINLEY Will Be Bitterly Opposed by the Cullom Faction Psttlaon's Boom Formally Launched—Repub licans and Democrats of Many States Speak Out for Sound Money Associated Press Special Wire. SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 29.—it has not yet been decided whether the dele- gates-at-large to represent Illinois at the national convention will be Instructed. The state convention met at noon today, nominated John R. Tanner tor governor, W, A. Northcott for lieutenant-governor, and then adjourned until 9 ocloclc tomor row. This was done in acordance with the plan mapped out by the co-called ma chine. Never before in the history of the state has attendance at a state convention been as large as was that of today. Fully 12,090 people gathered in the great dome building at the state fair grounds, to watch the proceedings of the convention. When Chairman F. N. Jarnieson of the state central committee called the as semblage to order at noon there was scarcely standing room in any part of the house. Neither the delegates nor the spectators were given to the customary habit of cheering and shouting. Once or twice applause was Indulged In upon the arrival of some distinguished citizen of the state, but there was nothing like disorder or wild enthusiasm. According to the program now prepar ed, the convention, upon assembling to morrow, will begin by nominating sec retary of the state, then an auditor, a treasurer, and attorney-general. And. then, according to the agreement be tween the machine leaders and the Mc- Kinley men, the resolution instruc ting the delegates-at-large to support a can didate at the national convention will be ! acted upon. Front the present outlook there will probably be a very lively dis i eussion over the question, but it cannot last long as each side will be limited to thirty-minute discussion. Then the mat ter will be put to a vote and if the follow ers of Major McKinley have the strength they will instruct delegates-at-!nrge to support him at St. Louis. The friends of Senator Cullom will do all in their power to prevent instruction for McKin ley. Tonight both sides are on the alert. The leaders are in consultation with their lieutenants, preparing for final bat tle tomorrow. The machine men and delegates friendly to Mr. Cullom say they are confident of victory, and. on the other hand, the McKinley men say they are equally hopeful. No man, not even the leaders themselves, can predict with any degree of certainty what the result will be. It was a few minutes past noon when D l- . Jarnieson called the convention to order. Alderman Martin B. Madden of Chicago was named as temporary chair man. In concluding his speech he said: "I will say, In the language of the dis tinguished presiding officer of the na tional house of representatives, that the proudest part of the proud record of the Republican party is in its steadfast de votion to the cause of sound finance. "What wo were In our days of victory the same are we in our days of defeat, champions of sound and solid finance, and when the time comes, as it surely will come, for us to lead this country back to those paths of prosperity and fame which were trodden under Repub lican rule for so many years, we shall take back with us 'our ancient glory undlmmed by adversity; our ancient honor, unsullied by defeat.' " The committees were then announced, after which a recess was taken until 2 oclock. When the convention reassembled the committee on credentials and perma nent organization reported that there was no contesting delegation. O. E. Berry of Carthage was named for per manent chairman. He delivered a long and eloquent address. "The financial question," he said, "is one that we must and will meet. The Republican party believes in bimetal lism, in the use of both gold and silver, side by side as money; that every dol lar, whether gold, silver or paper, shall be as good as every other dollar." In conclusion he expected all to prom ise that whoever the nominee of the national convention might be, he should receive their earnest, unanimous and hearty support and the electoral vote of Illinois. At the conclusion of Chairman Ber ry's speech nominations for governor were declared in order. Ex-Senator Hagle of Clay county nominated John R. Tanner. Albert J. Hopkins of Aurora was put in nomination by F. G. Hanchet of Kane county. Dr. Joseph Robbins of Qulncy was nominated by Gen. A. B. Hamilton The roll of counties was then called When the last county was called and before the secretary had an opportunity to announce the result, Gen. Hamilton moved to make Tanner's nomination unanimous, and the motion was carried amid cheers. The footing of the roll call showed that Tanner received 1083 votes, Hopkins IF3 and Robbins 69. Mr. Tanner was escorted to the stand by Mr. Hopkins and Dr. Robbins, and was given an ovation by the convention. After the cheering had subsided Mr. Tanner made a brief address, in which be said; "The arguments of this campaign will be painfuly tangible. Every mechanic who thrusts his idle hands into his pockets wil know exactly how to vote. "The Republican party of Illinois stands for honest money. Illinois Re publicans know that if all that has been written regarding the great crime of 1573 were literally true, it would have no tendency to Justify the greater crime now proposed, of making fifty cents worth of silver receivable by law upon contracts made upon the faith and cred it of the present dollar of gold." Mr. Hopkins was then introduced and delivered a brief address and promised to be found on the stump during the campaign in suport of the candidate of the party." Nominations for lieutenant governor being declared In order, the names of W. A. Northcott, Theodore S. Chapman and David Ross were placed before the convention. Two ballots were neces sary, the second resulting: Northcott, 717; Chapman, 387; Ross, 231. Mr. Northcott was declared the nom inee. A motion to adjourn until 7 p. m. was voted down. Nominations for secretary of state were then declared in order. There were a few moments of confusion, and then there was a motion to adjourn until 7p. m. This was hurriedly put, and the convention was declared ad journed until 9 oclock tomorrow morn ing. The commute appointed to select del egates at large to the St. Louis conven tion met this afternoon and selected the folowlng delegates, to be reported to the convention tomorow: David T. Littler, Springfield; ex-Gov. Joseph W. Fifer, Bloomington; William Perm Nixon, Chicago; R. W. Patter son, Chicago. The committee appointed to choose presidential electors for the state at large has selected Rabbi E. G. Hlrsch of Chicago and Gen. Horace S. Clark of Mattoon. BOOMING PATTISON ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 29 —Robert Emery Pattlson was today enthusiasti cally endorsed as the choice of the De mocracy of Pennsylvania for the presi dential nomination at Chicago. The sound money, gold standard platform provided for him to go before the people upon pledges the sixty-four delegates chosen today to earnestly support Mr. Pattlson. National Chairman Harrlty achieved a personal triumph second only to that of Mr. Pattlson. Everything he asked fcr he got, and his "unit rule" Instruct ing the delegates to Chicago to abide by the will of the majority went through with even less opposition than had been expected. State Chairman Robert White called the convention to order 1 at 12:1", p. m. At that hour the hall was well filled with spectators, and all the delegates were in their seats. William E. Given of Columbia was chosen temporary chairman. After declaring Its adherence to the fundamental principles of Democracy, the platform adds: We are In fa.vor of a firm, unvarying maintenance of the gold standard. While we favor the most liberal use of sliver consistent with the enforcement of a gold standard, we are absolutely opposed to the free coinage of silver and the compulsory purchase of silver bullion by the government. We heartily endorse the admini?tra tion of President Cleveland and con gratulate the country on the firmness, wisdom and ability shown by him in i II matters affecting the interests of tbe country. We especially commend his wise, determined and successful efforts to maintain the national credit, to avert financial and business disturbance, and to protect the country's honor. The Democracy of Pennsylvania pre cnts to the national convention as its unanimous choice for the presidency the name of Robert E. Pattlson. Know ing him to be honest, able, unassuming, fearless, a consistent Democrat and in harmony with the highest purpose ot his party, we present him for this nomi nation to tbe Democracy of the nation, and the delegates today chosen are dl reted to vote as a unit in all matters entrusted to their charge, said action to be determined by the vote of the major ity of the delegates. NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS LINCOLN. Neb., April 29.>— The state convention of administration Demo crats was held this afternoon. Euclid Martin, chairman of the state commit tee called the convention to order. W. D. McHugh of Douglass county was made temporary chairman and these delegates at large were named by ac clamation: Tobias Castor, Lancaster: William A. Paxton, Douglass: Daniel W. Cook, Gage; Charles G. Ryan, Hall. District delegates were also chosen. The resolutions indirectly denounce .the A. P. A., favor Cleveland's version of the Monroe doctrine. Tho financial plank is as follows: We adhere to the .time-honored prin ciples of the party als enunclatd by Jef ferson, expounded by Jackson. Tilden and Cleveland. We believe with Thom as Jefferson that the market value of bullion regulates the value of the coin and not Its coin value: we accept the teaching of economic science, that un der free coinage the cheaper money will always drive out the better money. We believe that common honesty and a just regard for the rights of our cred itors, as well as the rights of the wage earners, require us to use all honorable means to prevent the insertion of a free coinage plank In the national platform. We adhere to our previous declara tions on this subject and declare our selves unequivocally and unreservedly for the metallic money as the standard unit, the bullion and mint value of which are approximately the same and the purchasing power of which, regard less of government mintage, is the least fluctuating in all the markets of the world. MONET AND M'KINLET MONTPELIER, Vt., April 29.—Hon. W. A. Lord of Montpelier called the Re publican convention to order today. The convention adopted reolutlons re affirming Republican party principles, Including protection and reciprocity In trade with the republics of the Ameri can continent. On the financial ques tion the platform says: "The continued agitation for free coinage of silver retards the return of confidence and prosperity, stands in the way of beneficial legislation and Is in every respect harmful to the best inter ests of the whole country." On the subject of the presidency the platform says: "To the chief national convention we pledge our hearty and loyal support, promising to keep Vermont where, with out a shadow of turning, she has always stood In the front ranks of Republican states." After the platform had been adopted a supplement with preamble and reso lutions were adopted and carried with demonstrations of enthusiasm, to the effect that "in the great apostle of pro tection. William McKinley of Ohio, we recognize the first choice of the Repub licans of Vermont for their presidential candidate." The following delegates at large to the national convention were chosen: Senator Redfield Proctor of Rutland, H. D. Holton of Brattleboro, Col. E. G. Smith of St. Albans and Charles M. Prouty of Newport. ARIZONA CONTESTS PHOENIX, Ariz., April 29.—Warring factions have held the territorial Re publican convention at a standstill all day, the question being upon the organi zation and the admission of sixty-two contesting delegates from the three main counties of the territory. This evening, in order to avoid a bolt, it was agreed to admit all the contestants, giv ing them but half a vote per Individ ual. The convention then organized, with 174 members, with F. M. Zuch of Navajo county as temporary chairman. The convention is holding a night ses sion with.little result save disorder, and it will continue tomorrow. What is known as the Stoddard wing. In opposi tion to the McKinley wing, has control. The members assert, however, that they are as warm supporters as any of the Ohioan, and It is probable that the platform. If not containing Instructions, will endorse him. The money plank will probably be trong for silver. The del egates are already named In caucus. They will be J. F. Mahoney, Ralph Cam eron, Wm. Christy, E. T. Stoddard, Burt Dunlap and J. A. Zabrlskle. All give their first choice as McKinley, though Christy Is popularly considered for Al lison. The convention split at 11 oclock this evening over a misunderstanding on a motion to adjourn. The motion was car ried, but the Stoddard section refused to leave and continued the session, elect ing the slate candldated to St. Louis and passing resolutions advocating state hood, free sliver coinage, and protection, and instructing for McKinley. The re mainder of the convention will again Bycarrlerfiftytentsarnonth meet tomorrow at 10 a. m., and will go through the same formalities, sending a contesting delegation to the national convention. SOUND MONEY WINS. DETROIT, Mich., April 29. — Sound money won a complete victory when the Michigan Democratic state convention adojurned tonight on the questions which were most closely contested. This victory was accomplished by the narrow margin of fifty-eight out of a total of some SOS votes. The administration men obtained the organization, adopted their resolution entire and elected all their candidates for delegates-at-large and alternates. The free-silver contingent took their defeat hard, but there is no anticipation of any bolts. After a tremendous amount of lobby ing throughout the morning, the Demo cratic state convention was called to or der at 12:45 oclock this afternoon. Al fred J. Murphy, temporary chairman, said: "If politics means good government, and good government means the faith ful performance of public duty and She keeping of party pledges to the people, there is no page in the open book of the two administrations of President Cleve land but proves the purity of his polities, the patriotism of h is government and the wisdom of his party. "It is a matter of common shame." he declared, "that this state must be charg ed with the crime of Linton, the Little. 1 will not do to coat this pill of bigotry with the sugar of sham patriotism; it will not do to save the country from going to the dogs through the cabals of secret, oath-bound promoters of religious strife; it will not do to try to blind the eyes of the American people by throwing the dust of hatred into them. But I beg to suggest that it will do to adopt a consti tutional amendment prohibiting under the penalty of forfeiture of suffrage membership in any secret, oath-bound political body. For the maintenance of religious liberty and the complete scr r aration of church and state, the Demo cratic party has ever stood and shall stand." A FILIBUSTER IS CAPTURED The Competitor Runs Foul of a Spanish Gunboat Arms, Ammunition and Documents Selxed. Cuban Axente and Three Newspaper Corespondenta Held as Prisoners • HAVANA. April 29.—The Spanish gunboat Mensagera has captured and brought tnto this port the American schooner Competitor, of Key West, load ed with arms and ammunition. In com mand of her were Alfredo Laborde, Dr. Bedia and three newspaper correspond ents, who are held as prisoners. In addition to the arms and ammuni tion captured on board the Competitor there were three boxes of proclamations and other important documents. Dr. Vedia Mesa, who was made prjsoner with those on board the filibuster had, if is said, once surrendered himself to the Spanish authorities. Should this be the case he may be severely dealt with. One of the newspaper correspondents on board the schooner is named Hamil ton. The others refuse to give their r.ames. The local guerilla force of Palma, on the coast of Plnar del Rio, near where the Competitor was first lighted by the gunboat, captured 32 boxes of ammunition which had already been landed, apparently from the Com petitor. The guerillas also made pris oners of two men believed to be Ameri cans. The filibusters who succeeded In get ting ashore opened fire from the swamps on the gunboat, which was resistln(*the government forces on ship, and the war ship replied, killing three of the party. RAILROAD NOTES The Union Pacific Makes Report of the Vear'a Business NEW YORK. April 29.—The report of the Union Pacific railway system for the year ending December 31. 1895, shows: Gross earnings, $22,554,738; decrease, $798,974; expenses, $14,192,598; decrease, $2,686,188; net, $7,180,216; increase, $1, --499,795; other Incomes, $1,736,886; In crease, $966,770; total net, $8,917,102; in crease, $2,466,565; charges, $10,431,422: increase. $2,1,554; deficit, $1,514,320; de crease, $2,443,011. The Union Pacific proper shows a de ficit of $767,963, against a deficit of $1,862,734 in 1894. The Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern reports for the year a deficit of $558,683, against a deficit of $1,553,732 in 1894. The statement of the funded debt shows total amount of outstanding De cember 31, 1895, as $49,794,000, of which $83,000 is owned by the Short Line and $5,468,000 by the Union Pacific, or, in cluding bonds held in trust. $5,626,000 are owned by the Union Pacific system, making the total afloat $44,168,000. St. Joseph and Grand Island reports a deficit of $388,273. against a deficit of $120,786 in 1894. The income from the land department during 1895 shows a deficit of $324,305. leaving a balance at credit of this account of $24,175,086. The report dees not contain a line of reading matter or comment by either the president, directors or receivers. The report will be submitted at the an nual meting of the stockholders to be held in Boston. SAN PEURO HARBOR Senator W hito Presents the Committee's Ml norlty Report WASHINGTON, April 29.—Senator White of the committee on commerce today presented the views of the minor ity of the committee in opposition to the amendment to the river and harbor Mil appropriating $2,988,000 for a break water at Santa Monica, Southern Cali fornia. He says: "This item was not placed in the bill at the suggestion of either senator from California, nor at the instigation of the representative of the Sixth congressional district of that state, wherein the site is located. On the contrary, both senators and repre sentatives objected to the construction ot a breakwater at the point named in the bill, and the overwhelming senti ment of the community prefers another location, namely, San Pedro." Karl la Oulltv SACRAMENTO. April 29.—At 11 oclock tonight the jury in the case of John P. Harms, alias Karl the Tramp, brought in a verdict, finding him guilty of grand larceny. Harms is the man who. while camped In the brush in Yolo county, near this city, found the treasure which Brady and Browning, the notorious bandits, stole from an express train and burled near the railroad track. Harms found from $20,000 to $30,000. and squandered It in riotous living. He was vigorously prosecuted by the Wells, Fargo Express company, which lost the money. A Pactory Burned DENVER, Col.. April 29.—The aban doned factory In Lakewood of the Den ver Hardware Manufacturing company, which is in a receiver's hands, burned today. The fire Is supposed to have been started by a spark from a locomotive. The loss is estimated at $100,000. CITY PRICE, PER StNfJLE COPY, j CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 5 CENT* THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS The Navy Bill Sidetracked for Finance Discussion MR. TELLER WILL SECEDE If the Republican Platform Payors tho Gold Standard Protest* Do Not Prevent Acceptance of Pattaat rlarquette's Statue—Heme Considers* tion of the Bankruptcy Bill Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, April 29.—Two nota ble speeches by Senator Teller and Sen ator Sherman, representing opposing elements on the financial question, were heard in the senate today. Mr. Teller addressed himself particularly to the Ohio senator, controverting the vlewa held by him and malnttaining that no honest effort had been made in the present congress to pass a tariff bllL The senator referred to the McKinley candidacy, saying that the motto of "advance agent of prosperity" was elu sive, as no prosperity could come until the financial condition was reformed. The climax of Mr. Teller's speech was reached when he announced that he would vote as he spoke, and that he would not hesitate to separate himself from the great party with which he had been allied for forty yeara if It pronounced for the gold standard. Mr. Sherman answered Mr. Teller, ar guing against a 50-cent silver dollar and announcing the time had come for a de cisive opinion from the people. He ap pealed the case, he said, to the tribunal of the American people at the next election. The early part of the day was given to speeches by Senators Vilas and Mitch ell of Wisconsin, Palmer and Kyle, eu logizing Pere Marquette, after which the resolution was adopted accepting the statue presented by Wisconsin. The naval appropriation bill is nom inally before the senate but is being thrust aside .for the Incidental tariff and financial debate. Mr. Hale, in charge of the bill, pro tested ylgorousy against the distract ing debates, declaring that if it con tinued congress would remain In Wash ington until next fall. The naval bill was temporarily laid aside to consider the acceptance of the statue of Pere Marquette, presented by the state of Wisconsin, now In statuary hall. At the outset Mr. Palmer, Democrat of Illinois, presented a resolution express ing the thanks of congress to Wisconsin "for the statue of the renowned explorer and discovered of the Mississippi river," and formally accepting the gift. Mr. Mitchell, Democrat, of Wisconsin, was then recognized for a speech re counting the services of Marquette among the Indians of the northwest. Senator Mitchell's speech was followed by remarks from Messrs. Kyle, Palmer and Vilas, all of whom eulogized Father Marquette and declared that he was honored not as a churchman, but as a great historic character. At the close of Mr. Vilas' speech the resolution accepting the Marquette statue was adopted without division. Consideration of the naval bill was then resumed, the question being on the item of battleships. Mr. Teller was recognized for some general remarks on the financial Issues involved, devoting himself In particu lar to answering Mr. Sherman's re marks. He declared that the castlga tion of the senate by the senator from Ohio for declining to pass a revenue law was unwaranted. The Dingley bill was not presented with any purpose of passing it. There was the certainty in advance that it could have an execu tive approval If It passed and that no Democrat and no Populist would vote for it in the senate. "Nobody cared whether the bill passed or not," declared Mr. Teller, "as it was Introduced merely to make a tariff issue and to attract attention away from the financial Issue." The senator said if a sincere effort had been made to raise revenue it should have been made on patriotic and partisan grounds, which would have avoided the conflict created by the Dingley bill. A tax on been and num erous other methods of raisins; revenue would have accomplished the end with out precipitating the issue of protection and thus making success in the senate impossible. But that was not done be cause a revenue bill that would pass was not wanted. Certain people were afraid it would pass. They feared it might shatter the prospects of some presidential candidate. Referring to the hoarding of vast sums in the treasury, Mr. Teller said If there was a country on the globe ruled by imbeciles it was this. He did not pro pose, he said, to let the Ohio senator (Sherman) fool the people by telling them that if the McKinley bill was re enacted it would bring prosperity. The McKinley bill would never be re-enact ed, said Mr. Teller, and If It was It would not bring prosperity. "Travers ing the county and shouting," contin ued the senator, "is a band of men who have labeled their candidate the ad vance agent of prosperity." "The people who look to him as the saviour will find they have been deluded and deceived. The agent of prosperity is not in sight and will not be in sight until this system of finance of ours la changed." Mr. Teller paid a glowing tribute to the Republican party and its great achieve ments, but he added, it looked as though the gold party had reached the point where it would drop in the interest of the masses and become the dupe and agent of those who have no sympathy with the masses—ot those who represent only the dollars. The senator rejected the imputation of ,»he senator ir- ia V ermont (Morrill) as to the Republican ism of those who voted against taking up the tariff bill. "I am a Republican," exclaimed Mr. Teller. "I helped to make that party. 1 was a member of the party before the senator from Vermont was. and I came Into it voluntarily. The senator from V< rmont must allow me to go out of It in the same manner. He cannot fix my line of conduct any more than a Demo cratic or Republican convention can comand my confidence and my judg ment." The senator sai l that when the great parties formed In battle array next summer one of them might be the cham pion of the white metal. He confessed that he looked with fear and trembling on the cause of the great party with which he had been allied for forty yeara. "Would It yield to the false, seductive, lying shibboleth of sound money? If it became the party of the gold standard then its disintegration had begun. "What will I do if the party to whom I have been attached advocates the gold standard?" proceeded Mr. Teller. "Mr. President. I have no hesitancy In say ing here, as I have before and will say again, that when a political organiza tion ceaaea to represent the atnUmes.*"