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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 210.
IN THE FIELD OF POLITICS I The Republibans of Indiana In- struct for McKinley FREE COINAGE IS OPPOSED Ex-Presldent Harrison Stays Modestly in the Background niehltan Endorse- "IcKlnley end Straddles .Silver—Democrats In Tennaasae Demand and In New Jersey Oppose Sliver Associated Pre3s Special Wire, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 7.—While the bav'd played Paradise Alley and Bergeant-at-Anns Mount bawled him self hoarse ordering the delegates into seats at the Republican state conven tion, at Tomlinson hall today, 5000 en thusiastic Republicans crowded the corridors, gallery and floor. Fourteen hundred and ttt'teen delegates, as well as a vast throng of spectators, were dis cussing the possible effect of Gen. Har rison's appearance on the platform. It was generally conceded McKinley would carry the convention If no sensa tion was sprung by the friends of the ex-president. The platform extols Benjamin Har rison, contrasting his administration with that of his successor; demands a return to the Republican policy of pro tection and reciprocity; favors sliver as a currency, "but to the extent only and under such regulations that its parity with gold can be maintained, and in consequence we are opposed to free, unlimited and independent coinage of sliver at a ratio of 6 to 1." A resolution was adopted by which "delegates to the Republican national convention selected by this body are directed to cast their vote for William McKinley as frequently and continu ouoly as there is any hope of his nomina tion." Col. Richard W. Thompson and Gen. Lew Wallace were chosen delegates nt large by acclamation. Tho second bal lot resulted in the election of Mllllken and Fairbanks. The following alter nates were chosen: R. T. McDonald, Hiram Brownlee, George L. Knox, C. O. Hopkins. Knox is a colored man. H. G. Thayer of Marshall and C. F. Jones of Henry county were chosen electors at large. The sudden collapse of the antl-Me- Klnley forces was a surprise to friends and foes of the Ohloan. The great struggle of the opposition was to permit McKinley's endorsement, if necessary, but to prevent instructions at all hazards. But Gen. Harrison fail ed to appear, though as the convention preliminaries proceeded the cries and cheers for him were frequent and hearty, but as the permanent organiza tion wao effected and committee re porting proceeded his continued ab sence began to tell on the anti-Instruc tion delegates. When the report of the oommlttee on resolutions, the signal for the expected battle, was called, there were frantic yells for "Harrison, Har rison." but the ex-president was at home a mile away, and the fight was plainly lost. The various planks in the plat form were heartily cheered, and when the instructions were reached the out burst of applause was tremendous. When it had subsided the motion to adopt was made nnd put, and although there were frantic yells of "no" from the negative, the vote was very evident ly about 3 to 1 in the Ohioan's favor. There was an Interval of applause suf ficient to satisfy the most exacting of McKMnley enhuslasts. and then the del egates abruptly settled down to the work of making a ticket, apparently ut terly forgetting the Indiana presiden tial situation, which has been a matter of national Interest for months. The sudden wind-up of what had been ex pected to be a sensational and hitter fight was a markedfeature of the day's proceedings. What its significance and what the significance of Gen. Harrison's failure to addres the deleeates may be was a matter thoroughly discussed about political headquarters tonight but opinions differed widely. Some ex pressed the opinion that the ex-presl dent felt that the instructions were a di rect slap at him, while others declare he had merely emphasized his previous ly expresed desire to be considered en tirely out of the presidential situation. Gen. Harrison refused to discuss the day s proceedings In any way The most bitter fight of the conven tion, that of the gubernatorial nomina tions, was begun with twelve names presented. The leaders on the first vote were Griffin, Doxey and Posey the first vote giving Griffin 155, Doxoy MS and Posey 174; necessary to a choice, 70S these men continued to lead until the fifth ballot, when Posey dropped buck and Mount came to the front with "51 against for Doxoy and 25fiv„ for Griffin. The sixth vote stood: Mount 357, Doxey 259V a . Griffin 288. It was evident after the announce ment of the result of the sixth ballot that the delegates, wearied by tho ten hours' session, were ready for a hrr ik to a winning candidate. As the call be gan It was plain that Mount was profit ing by the break. Marion county with drew the name of Grifiln. nnd when Mount was given the majority of the Indianapolis delegation's vote the mat ter was settled. The final ballot was- Mount 763, Griffin 302, Doxey 251, the re maining votes being scattered in small lots among the other candidates. Upon motion of Mr. Griffin the nomination was made unanimous. Mr. Mount made a graceful speech of acceptance, and speeches were also made by the defeat ed candidates. James A. Mount, the candidate for governor, is a farmer of Shannbndale He is an ex-member of the state senate' Is prominent in farm Institute work and yearly delivers lectures in the.agricul tural department of Perdue University He is quite wealthy. For lieutenant-governor W. L. Hag gard of Tippecanoe county and John W Baker of Whitley were placed in nomi nation. Baker received 6GS votes and Haggard 777; necessary to a choice 70S For secretary of state, W. D. Owen of cass county, and for auditor, A. C Dailey of Roone county were nominated by acclamation. For treasurer, Fred J. Rehlotz was nominated over Leopold Levy. Schlotz is the incumbent. W, A. Ketehum was renominated for attorney general. For reporter of the supreme court, ( harles F. Remy was nominated. For superintendent of public instruc tion D. M. Geoting of Jefferson was nominated. For state statistician S. J. Thompson of Shelby county was nominated by ac clamation. MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS, DETROIT, May 7.—An animated fight over the money question was the most striking feature of the Michigan Repub lican convention. It resulted in squelch ing both the gold plank offered by the majority and the silver plank submitted by the minority of the resolutions corn mlttee, and the substitution therefor of the money plank of the Minneapolis platform of 1592. McKinley was Indorsed most unequivocally aud the delegates favor were strongly Instructed in his Four delegates-at-large were elected, two of them without contest. It was after 3 oclock when the con Yon tion was called to order in the after noon. Telegrams of greeting were read from tho California and Indiana conven tions announcing instructions for Mc Klnley in both. The temporary organ ization was made permanent and the resolutions committee was given fur ther time, the money plank discussion having delayed Its progress. The election of delegates-at-large was proceeded with and General R. A. Alger of Detroit and Thomas O'Brien were unanimously chosen. Balloting re sulted in the choice of John Duncan of Calumet and Mark S. Brewer of Pontlac as the other delegates. The contest over the money plank came next. The majority report reac by ex-Congressman Byron M. Cutch eon, aserts unswerving fidelity to the protective tariff principle and insists on tho repeal of the present 'unwise un-Ainerlcan tariff act." It demands re-enactment of the McKinley law with whatever modlflcationspresent con ditions may require and commends the principles of reciprocity. It also declares for a revival of protection to ship own ers to encourage carrying goods in American bottoms, and expresses sym pathy with tho Cuban insurgents in their struggle for liberty. The national deleßuLHß are instructed "to use all hon orable means to secure the nomination of William McKinley so long as his name shall remain before the convention." The financial plank was as follows: "We are unyielding in our demands for sound and honest money. We are in favor of the use of gold and sliver and paper dollars in our currsjney, all to be maintained at a parity as to their pur chasing and debt-paying power. We are opposed to any provision that will invite depreciation of any portion of our cur rency and therefore we are opposed to the free and unlimited coinage of sil ver by this country under present con ditions nnd we believe such a course would destroy the parity of and contract the currency." S. W. Hopkins and W. H. Smith ofthe committee presented a minority substi tute, as follows, the first twenty-five words being quoted from the nationtl platform of ISH2: "The American people, from tradition and interest, favor bimetallism, and the Republican party demands the use of both gold and silver as a standard of money and demands that all dollars, whether of gold or silver or paper, shall be of full legal tender, possessing full aud equal purchasing and debt-paying power, thereby having a parity of value, and to that end we demand a purely- American system of money based upon gold and silver, without advantage of either at the mints. We demand that all paper money issued by the govern ment shall be redeemable in gold of silver at the option of the government. "We are opposed to the retiring of the greenbacks, the money of the people, the savior of the union, the money fa vored by Lincoln. We are opposed to the issuance of interest bearing bonds in tlmeis of peace, and we condemn the pol icy of Grover Cleveland and John G. Carlisle in contracting the sale of gov ernment bonds, thereby taxing the peo ple to benefit a foreign syndicate ten mil lions of dollars—the profits accruing to it at the expense of the people." After considerable confusion T. W. Crlssey of Midland moved to substitute the currency declaration of the Minne apolis platform of 1892 for both the com mittee reports on the money question. The motion prevailed amid cheers. The remainder of the majority resolutions were adopted. Alternate delegates at large were then chosen and J. C. Gray of Kalaska and Charles Flowers of Detroit were selected presidential electors. The contest for chairman of the state central committee was between two un willing candidates, both of whom had declined the honor. They were General R. A. Alger and Dexter M. Ferry of De troit. Mr. Ferry, who is now in Califor nia, won the uncoveted honor and it Is believed he will be induced to accept. The convention concluded shortly after 6 oclock, JERSEY DEMOCRATS TRENTON, N. J., May 7.—The Demo cratic convention met here today, and after a struggle elected the four slated candidates tor delegates at large to the national convention at Chicago as fol lows: United States Senator James Smith, jr., of Essex county, ex-United States Senator Rufus Blodgett of Mon mouth, cx-Stato Chairman Allan L. McDermott of Hudson and ex-Judge Albert Tallman of Gloucester. The elec tion of sixteen district delegates was also ratified. The platform adopted declares strongly for a gold money standard and endorsed the administration of Presi dent Cleveland. The fact that Mr. Cleveland has not expressed himself as willing to accept the nomination was the only thing that prevente?d an effort to instruct delegates for his renomina tlon. No effort was made to instruct the delegates, but much enthusiasm was evoked by the chairman's mention in his speech of the name of ex-Gov. Rus sell of Massachusetts. Among the dele gates from the southern portion of the state the sentiment is largely for ex- Gov. Pattison of Pennsylvania. United States Senator Smith, chair man of the Democratic state committee, called the convention to order. Perma nent organization was effected with Hon. J. W. Queen as chairman. The platform adopted opens with a declaration upon the currency question as follows: "We are in favor of a firm, unvarying maintenance of the gold standard. We are opposed to the free coinage of silver at any ratio and to the compulsory pur chase of silver bullion by the govern ment. "Wo believe that the interest of the people demand that the earnings of trade, agriculture, manufacture and commerce, and especially the wages of labor, should be paid in money of the greatest Intrinsic value and of the high est standard adopted by the civilized nations of the world. We are. there fore, unalterably opposed to all devices and schemes for the debasement of our currency. "We believe that the federal govern ment should be divorced from the busi ness of banking. We, therefore, demand the repeal of all laws authorizing the issue or reissue of legal tender or treas ury notes by the government: they Should form no part of the* currency of the people. We favor the enactment by congress of such legislation as will in sure a banking currency, ample in vol ume for all the needs of business, ab solutely secure in every contingency and at all times redeemable in gold." In subsequent paragraphs opposition is expressed to material alterations of the present tariff; liberal expenditures for coast defense and strengthening of the navy are favored; the administra tion, of President Cleveland is com mended, particularly on finance the currency and foreign affairs, and sym pathy with the insurgents of Cuba is expressed. The following were chosen for dele gates at large: United States Senator James Smith. Allan McDermott. ex- United States Senator Rufus Blodgett and Judge Albert Tallman. The selection of alternates was left to Continued on Second page. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. FRIDAY MORNING* MAY 8, 1896. THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS The Senate Orders Investigation of Bond Deals ONLY SIX OPPOSING VOTES Tbe Resolution is Very Specific and Very Sweeping Tht Investigation Will Be Conducted by ths Senate Committee on Finance and Due Report Made Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 7.—By the de cisive vote ot 51 to 6 the senate today in augurated an investigation to be con ducted by the senate committee on finance.into the facts and circumstances connected with the sale of United States bonds by the secretary of the treasury during the last three years. Six adverse votes were cast by Senators Caffrey of Louisiana. Faulkner of West Virginia Gray of Delaware, Hill of New Yoik,' Mitchell of Wisconsin and Palmer of Illinois, all Democrats. The resolution demanding the investigation is very ex plicit as follows: Resolved, that tho committee on finance be directed, first, to investigate and report generally all the materia! facts and circumstances connected with the sale of United States bonds by the secretary of the treasury in the year.i 1894, ISUS and ISM. Second, to investigate and report spe cifically what amount of available funds, classified, was in the United States treasury, and on deposit in othet places subject to the order of the secre tary of the treasury at the time the bonds were sold or offered for Sale: whether there was or was not money on hand to meet all obligations of the gov ernment at said time the bonds were sold or were offered to be sold; what ob ligations were dun at that time and the amount of each stated separately; what was the reason for any unusual with drawal of coin from the treasury shortly before bonds were sold or offered for sale, if such unusual withdrawals were in fact made, and by what persons or classes ot persons and for what purpose or on what accounts such withdrawals were made, who purchased the bonds, in what amounts, and whether in the United States or in foreign countries, and in what proportions and from what persons or classes of persons the goM was procured with which to pay for the bonds, what the bonds sold for and what was the market price of our gov ernment bonds at the time, and what effect the bond sales had on ttie credit and business of the people of the United States. Third, to investigate and report as to the manner of disposing of said bonds, by what authority, and what contracts, advertisements "or proposals were made by the secretary of the treasury in re lation thereto; what agreements or contracts, and whether oral or In writ ing, and whether publicly or privately, were, entered into by the secretary of the treasury and any syndicate or per son or persons with respect to the sale and purchase of the bonds and the profits made or to be made by such syn dicate or any person or persons con nected with the syndicate, directly or indirectly; whether such contract or agreement had any, and what effect, on the price offered for the bonds, what the effect was, and who, if any person, profited by it and to what extent. The bond resolution came up imme diately after the morning business, and Palmer, Democrat of Illinois, took the floor. "I oppose this resolution," said he. "because I regard it as an illegitimate means of procuring material to affect and inflame the public mind." The senator went on to say that he did not suppose any senator, except pos sibly the senator from South Dakota (Pettigrew), questioned the integrity of the secretary of the treasury. The sec retary's judgment perhaps might be dis puted, the correctness of his acts might be questioned; but there was no ques tion of integrity involved. Mr. Palmer reviewed tho platform utterances of the parties, citing the old adage, "The world do move." Mr. Palmer said the country had moved since the platform declara tion of 1892. and it was evident that the financial planks made at Minneapolis and Chicago would not satisfy the |»eo ple in the coming elections. In men tioning Mr. Cleveland's return to the White House in 1893 Mr. Palmer said the president had called to his aid "that able statesman, that pure and honest man, John G. Carlisle." Mr. Palmer referred to the cowardice of candidates for the presidency and for congress in not being specific in their financial views, and in this connection the senator had an article read from the desk arraigning Gov. McKinley for his Janus-faced" attitude on finance. And yet," added Mr. Palmer, "all Indi cations point to the fact that the subject of that criticism will be the Republican candidate for the presidency." » A senator across the aisle whispered to Palmer the substance of the bulletins from the Indianapolis convention,where upon Mr. Palmer added: "In fact I un derstand that the opposition to him has broken down." Mr. Palmer was speedily drawn into a hot colloquy with the two Missouri sena tors, Vest and Cockrell. The former wanted to know what Mr Palmer meant by a reference to "snap conventions favoring silver. "I mean," replied Mr. Palmer, "the conventions held last year in Missouri and Illinois." "What was the 'snap' feature of the Illinois convention?" "An unnecessary convention is a 'snap' convention," replied Mr. Palmer. "These conventions were called to commit the Democratic party in advance to the free silver dogma." Mr. Cockrell answered sharply that the Missouri convention was one of the most representative gatherings ever held. It was called because the Democracy was being misrepresented and an attempt made to commit it to gold. Mr. Vest de clared that the Missouri convention was a response to the people. The people led, c.nd, added Mr. Vest, the people assem bled conventions and any man who tries to stop them will be crushed. Manhood and decency will no longer permit us to stand here and be accused of advo cating "unsound money" and of assem bling snap conventions. At this point Mr. Vest branched oft into a sensational recital of personal his tory. He spoke of the order just made public by which this administration ex tended civil service reform. It was not of the tenets of this school that the pat ronage of the government shall not be used to influence politics. Mr. Vest referred to the Nebraska convention, where, he said, "office hold ers, postmasters, collectors of internal revenue, their lungs filled with the air which came from the treasury," were in control. The senator spoke of cabinet officers speaking about the country, and added that he had not "heard a whisper of criticism from bis excellency." Next he turned his attention to .the recent Michigan Democratic state convention, reading from an article written by one of the delegates who had participated in "that shameful scene." The article detailed the action of "backsliders" and "traitors" who had been instructed for silver and voted against it. The sena tor said he had many letters from men of high standing, detailing the circum stances of the Michigan convention as a shame and disgrace to American pub lic life. After further denunciation of the in fluence brought to bear on congress, Mr. Vest closed with a startling declar ation as to his own position. "I am a delegate to the national con vention," said he, "an unwilling dele gate chosen by my people, and I serve notice now that if that convention at Chicago is to be made up of office hold ers to stifle and prevent the expression of the will of the people, then it is no Democratic convention to me. The Democratic party is the party of honor able expression, not of federal patron age." Mr. Vest's closing words were made with his characteristic vigor and ex plosiveness. Mr. Hill at once took the floor to close his speech in opposition to the bond resolution. He referred smilingly to the recent speeches "as a prelude" to the Democratic national convention. As to "snap" conventions, however, proceed ed Mr. Hill, "I appeal to senators to let me speak as an expert." (Laughter.) He closed with a reference to the sur feit of investigations threatened by the precedent the senate was about to make. Air. Hill said he expected to be over ridden. He had performed what he re garded as a duty to officials whom he had not helped to put in power. The investigation might be justly conducted, yet this silver question warped men's minds and made them hate each other. "I. have performed a duty," he con cluded, "and with that I am content." Mr. Hill closed at 4 oclock and voting began at once. The resolution was adopted, yeas 51, nays C, as follows: Yeas—Democrats, Bacon, Bate, Berry. Blackburn. Chilton, Cockrell, Daniel, George, Harris. Irby, Lindsay-, Paseoe, Pugh, Roach, Turpi", Vest. Walthall, White—lß. Republicans. Allison.Baker, Brown. Burrows. Carter, Cullom, Dubois, GalPnger, Hansbrough, Haw ley. Lodge, Mcßride. McMillan, Mantle, Mitchell of Oregon. Nelson, Perkins.Pet tigrew. Sewell, Sherman. SHoup.Squire, Teller, Warren, Wetmore, Wilson and Wolcott—2B. Populists,' Allen, Butler, Jones of Nevada, Peffer, Stewart—s. Total 51. Nays—Democrats. Caffery, Faulk ner. Gray. Hill, Mitchell of Wisconsin, Palmer—6. The senate immediately turned to other business. The action of the com mittee in striking: out the contract provision fnr $860,000 for the mouth of the Yazoo river and harbor at Yieks burg, Miss., was opposed by the Missis sippi senators, who succeeded in hav ing the full amount restored. The conference agreements reported on the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, including the item of salaries for United States district at torneys and marshals, was agreed to. The bill war. passed sending to the court of claims the case of "Book agents of the Methodist Episcopal church,south." It was G:3O when the senate adjourned. IN THE HOUSE Plckler Delays Businsss to Secure Action on Pensions WASHINGTON, May 6.—The net re sult of a three and a half hours' session of the house today was the passage of a bill to amend the act creating the court of appeals so as to allow appeals from the supreme courts of the territories to the court of appeals. Mr. Plckler (Rep., S. D.i attempted to secure his revenge for the defeat he suffered last night when the house refused to remain In session to pass private pension bills, by blocking legislation today. He made the point of no quorum at every oppor tunity and finally the house, losing pa tience, adjourned. Mr. Plckler threatens to keep up his tactics until he accomplishes his object, which he says is to secure further con sideration of private pension bills. Representative Plckler of South Da kota introduced a resolution today as signing May 12th and May 14th for the consideration of pension cases, debate to be limited to ten minutes on each bill and the house to adjourn at 5 o'clock. THE NEEDS OF THE CUBANS Arms to be Supplied from the United States The Steamer Magnetic Chartered and Will (jo Under Convoy Prepared to Fight. More Spanish Atrocities NEW YORK, May 7 —The Advertiser this morning says: The greatest need of the Cuban revolutionists Is arms and ammunition, and these the patriots in the United States are determined tb sup ply them without stint. Large orders have been placed and so large a quantity is now ready that it has been determined to send out an expedition of three ves sels. One has just been bought for the purpose. It is said she is the fast steam er Magnetic which arrived in this port April 11th. The price paid for her by her present owner, whose name is kept a secret, was 35,000. It is alleged she has been chartered for $15,000 to land two cargoes on Cuban soil. One thing which will greatly lessen the danger to the Magnetic is the fact that she will be convoyed by two other steamers, both of which will be well armed and prepared to fight. It is thought the two vessels chosen are the Bermuda and her sister ship, the Muriel. Both are strongly built and are well suited for the intended service. A messenger direct from Cuba ar rived at the office of the Cuban junta in this city tonight.and reported to Gen. Palma practically as follows: "Gen. Maceo, with a well equipped army, has full and complete posses sion of Pinar del Rio province, and ex pects to hold his present position until the rainy season sets in. The recent victory claimed for the Spanish troops under Gen. Inclan was a severe reverse for Spain. "Gen. Maceo sends word that he will recross the trocha when he gets ready to do so, but that he hus no intention of leaving his headquarters in the moun tains at present. "Weyler wants Maceo to attack the trocha now because he has massed thousands of soldiers there. Maceo laughs at this and would like to have Weyler know the patriots will pay him a visit soon enough." Gen. Mariano Torres related in an of ficial report from Maguaraguas, received today by Gen. Palma, that Narcisco Lo pez, an American citizen, was snatched from the breakfast table by Spanish sol diers passing that place April 11th, taken to the road and shot. Gen. Torres says the Spanish are constantly committing atrocities in the interior of Cuba. FILIBUSTERS' TRIALS. HAVANA, May 7.—The prisoners cap tured on board the American schooner Competitor will be tried by court-martial tomorrow at the navy yard. MULTI - MURDERER HOLMES Pays the Last Penalty of His Crimes 1 HE IS HANGED BY THE NECK In Vindication of the Majesty of the Law The Strange Criminal With His Last Breath Solemnly Asserts His Innocence et the Pitzal rturdera Associated Press Special Wire. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 7.— H. H. Holmes was hanged at Moyamensing prison this morning. The drop fell at 10:1?. Half an hour inter he was pro nounced dead. His neck was broken by the fall. Even on the scpffold be was probably the coolest person in th" solemn assem blage. In a few well chosen wordo he proclaimed his innocence of any mur der. Including that for which he was convicted and hnnged. He declared tbe only wrong-doing in taking human life for which h.» could he held responsible consisted in the death of two women, who died as a result of criminal opera tions by his hands. He did not name thc?e victims. Holmes spent the greater part of last right in writing letters. At. midnight he went to bed and siept soundly until 6 oclock this morning. Promptly arising, he received a visit from his spiritual advisers, Fathers Daly and Mat-Beak, of the Church of Annunciation. They administered the last sacrament and did not leave him until nearly 9 oclock. At 10:02 oclock the sheriff called, to gether with the official jury, and after each man answered to his name and subscribed to the certificate, the march to the gallows was bpgun. As the gathering stood in silence be fore the scaffold a murmuring sound came from behind a partition erected Immediately back. It was the dolorous chant of two priests accompanying the doomed man to the scaffold. They were uttering the Psalm Miserere. At 10:08 they mounted the fatal plat form. A moment of prayer elapsed. Then Holmes stepped to the front of the scaf fold and. resting his hands on the rail before him. made his statement of inno cence, as follows: "Gentlemen, I have a very few words to say. In fact, I would make no re marks at this time, except that by not speaking I would appear to acquiesce in my execution. I only wish to say that my wrong-doing in taking human life consisted in the death of two women, they having died at my hands as a re sult of a criminal operation. I wish to state here, so there can be no chance of misunderstanding, that I am not guilty of taking the lives of any of the Pitzei family, three children and Benjamin, the father, of whose death I was convicted aud for which I am today to be hanged. That is all I have to say." The statement was received in abso lute silence; then, at a silent signal from the priests, he bent to his knees, his eyes fixed on the crucifix clasped in bis thin hands. Until 10:12 the prayer con tinued. Immediately afterward he rose, shook hands with the priests and lawyers, and In a firm voice he bade them "Good bye." Without an Instant's delay his hands were bound behind him and the black cap adjusted. Sheriff Clement adjusted the noose about bis neck, and after an instant of terrible stillness the crack of the bolt rang out like a pistol shot, and the murderer had fallen to his doom. Consciousness left him instant ly, said the doctors, although his heart continued a feeble beat fifteen or twenty minutes. Holmes spent his last clay or life un eventfully. During part of yesterday Father Dailey of the Church ot the An nunciation visited him and said prayers, tn the afternoon his lawyer, Samuel P. Rotan, spent a short time with him. The rest of the day Holmes spent in reading his Bible and other devotional books. Father Dailey came again early in the evening and remained until 10:15oclock. After he left Holmes wrote letters of farewell until midnight. At 12 oclock Holmes undressed and went to bed. He slept like an innocent babe and at S oelook In the morning It required two calls to awaken him. At 7 oclock Fathers Dailey and MaePeak ar rived. Holmes received them silently and knelt wjth them while they went over the communion service. The only sign of defiance that he made was just after the priests left. "Am I nervous?" he asked stretching his hands out to Keeper Weaver. They were steady as a rock. Meantime a nervously expectant crowd had gathered outside the gates of the prison. A rope had been stretched across the entrance to the passageway leading to the convict department, and inside this there were assembled the sheriffalty officials, jurors and reporters who had been admitted to witness the execution. The party filed into the gates at 0 oclock. Sheriff's Solicitor Wagrew read the list of jurymen in the superinten dent's office in the corridor. The sher iff administered the oath and at two minutes after 10 oclock the procession to the gallows began, headed by Ff lson Su perintendent Perkins and Assistant Su perintendent Richardson. Fifty or more men, with uncovered heads, made up the parade and halted before the scaffold. The platform, which stood eight feet above the level of the floor, was ap proached hf a flight of steps. The witnesses passed around the structure and f,,e«d it. Silence followed for a moment. Then a murmur arose from the other side ot the scaffold.. It wa.s the prayers of the priests who were escorting Holmes to the gallows. A moment later they mounted the steps and came into view. The priests, arrayed in their secular vestments, stood on either side of the condemned man and chanted the Psalm Miserere. Holmes, his eyes tixed on a crucifix, which he clasped In his hands, walked steadily between them. There was a pause as they reached the trap, and then Holmes stepped forward and delivered his speech. It took him exactly two minutes to utter what every maji there regarded as the last of a series of lies. During the delivery of his speech the voice of the condemned man never quiv ered, the hands clasped on the railing of the scaffold did not tremble. The nerve which had all along characterized this most marvelous of assassins did not de sert him in the end. After shaking hands with his lawyer, who then left the scaf fold, Holmes turned and bade farewell to Superintendents Perkins and Rich ardson and the priests, who were the other occupants of_the scaffold. Then he and the clergymen knelt in silent prayer. They arose at 10:12 o'clock. In another half minute the end had come. Holmes' hands were manacled behind him, th* noose and the black cap were adjusted and the stillness wa* broken by a sound that echoed all along the cor ridors like the sharp crack of a pistol. Five minutes later six physicians exam ined the body. They gave no official opinion, but Dr. Butcher privately stated that a broken neck had undoubtedly caused death. The body was allowed to hang until 10:45 o'clock. At half past 12 the doors inthe rear of the prison swung r.pen and an under taker's wagon rolled out. In it was a plain black casket containing the body. The wagon drove rapl'lly to .Mount Morlsh cemetery, where It >vas placed In a vault. Here it will probably remain for two or three ds- wh»n it will be quietly interred in snother graveyard, Whether or not it v 11 be finally buried in consecrated ground depends tm Holmes' last words with Father Dailey and the will of Archbishop Ryan. a sITT" Bilked Bank Stockholder* Ask for An Ac counting DENVER. Col., May 7.—A suit in volving nearly $300,000 which may result if tying up the Wolf tone consolidated Mining company, whose property at Leadville is valued at over f 1.000.000. was filed 'n the district court this afternoon. The plaintiff Is Francis G. King, now of the east, nnd a stockholder in the de funct Stat* Nstional hank of this city. The defendants ftre the officers of the l ank, including Samuel S. Morgan. John L. McNeil and E. B. Henry nnd the Wolf tone Consolidated Mining company. The -omrilaint recites that some time In September, 1891. the State National bank Closed out S mortgage on n property of the Agassis Mining company to satisfy ». lonn of SSfi.ooo; that this closing out was advised by the officers of the bank, who advised the directors that the prop erty was of no value, whpn. as a matter df fact, they knew it to be of great value; that the property was bought in by one Of the directors and that thus the stock holders of the bank were deprived of their rights and moneys. Since the sale the property has become known as the Wolftone Consolidated Mining com pany, in which form it has yielded over a million dollars worth of ore. The suit prays for an injunction r.gainst the further application of the moneys of the property to the uses of its present owners, and asks for a complete accounting. AFFAIRS IN SOUTH AFRICA Mrs. Hammond Pleads Her Husband's Cause With Kruger Cecil Rhode* Propose* to Teach the Natives on Everlasting Lesson No Troops Wanted at Buluwayo LONDON', May 7. —A Pretoria disf patch to thp Daily Telegraph dated yes terday says: John Hays Hammond's wife had a long and touching interview with Pres ident Kruger tonight, at which she pleaded the cause of her husband and the other prisoners. President Kruger promised to consider everything and hoped the matter would be settled by the end of the week. A dispatch from Cape Town to the Times says: Suplies of food are being sent from Salisbury to Gwelo by native bearers. The Gwelo and Salisbury guards have gazetted Cecil Rhodes as their colonel. A LESSON NEEDED. GWELO, May 6 (Wednesday), via Cape Town, May 7. —Two Cape Town boys have arrived here from Bellingwe and they report forty white persons have been compelled to stop there through the-ijss of their cattle. The messengers report that these men are holding their own against the enemy. The boys had narrow escapes from be ing shot. Cecil Rhodes, who had been delayed here with his column on his road to BUiuwayo, has made an address to the people of Gwelo. in which he said that they should lose no time In thoroughly thrashing the rebels and giving them an everlasting lesson. "We will attack the enemy massed at Mavln," Mr. Rhodes said, within a day or two and will then proceed to Buluwayo with the smallest delay possible." Mr. Rhodes intends, he said, to remain in Rhodesia until the rebellion is crushed. NO TROOPS WANTED. CAPE TOWN; May 7.—The advance of ihe imperial troops beyond Mafeking has been cancelled on Earl Grey's state ment that the back of the rebellion has been broken and that their assis tance was not required at Buluwayo. Earl Grey also requested Governor Sir Hercules Robinson not to increase the difficulties involved in forwarding sup plies by sending any more trops. RHODES' ANXIETY. LONDON. May 7.—The Times pub lishes a communication from Mr. Hawk sley. solicitor for the British Chartered South Africa company, which contains the minutes of the board meetings, its correspondence, etc.,during the period of the excitement over the Jameson raid and since, showing that Cecil Rhodes, before leaving London on his return to Rhodesia, empowered Mr. Hawksley to tender his resignation to the Chartered company If it should prove advisable, he being actuated by a supreme desire to preserve the com pany's charter. Dr. Jameson, also, it is announced, au thorized Mr. Hawksley to exonerate the directors in the Chartered company from any knowledge of, or complicity in this raid. The directors also placed on record their absolute ignorance of the raid. Hawksley's letter to the board ten dering the resignations of Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Beit, the two directors im plicated by the "Transvaal crypto gram.'' intimates that both these per sons will continue to devote their en ergies to RhOddesla in an unofficial cor respondence retaining their director ships in other African railways and telegraph companies. The directors of the chartered com pany on Monday cabled to Cecil Rhodes at Gwelo as follows: "Hesitate to accept resignations. Whats' your view?" Mr. Rhodes replied from Gwelo on Wednesday: "Let resignation wait; we fight Mat abele tomorrow." The directors thereupon deferred their acceptance of the resignation. Colonial Secretary Chamberlain has intimated to the directors tt.ut the gov ernment has not considered it its dutj to advise the directors in the present sit uation. A Careless Liar FRESNO. May 7.— J. E. Woodward, the man who has contracted the habit of reporting that live people are dead, was yesterday arrested at Bakersfteld for having falsely sworn to a warrant which stated that he had been robbed of valuables in Shasta county to the \alue of $500. At the time he swore he was robbed he was an inmate of the Fresno jail. He will evidently go to state's prison or to the insane asylum. A Clermae Attache BERLIN, May 7.—Count yon Reichanenu. Secretary of the German legation at Buch arest, Roumania. has been appointed first secretary of the German embassy at Wash ington, In succession te Haron Clemens yon Ketteler, who becomes minister to Mexico. CITY PRICE, PER SINGLE COPY, » CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, a CENTS ON THE EVE OF BATTLE The Harbor Question Will Come Up Today THE CALIFORNIA SENATORS Will Make a Fight Worthy of the lm* portant Cause Fraudulent Petition* Have Hurt Santa Hook ca'i Cause and San Pedro's Friends Have Reason to Hope Special to The Herald. »—\ WASHINGTON, May 7.—This appear*) to be the eve of battle « the Harbor question. It Is expected to coma up tomorrow. White, Perkins and Berry; are fully prepared and will make such a fight as has not been seen in the senate for many a riay All are deeply In earn est and White is relentless in his tem per over the effort of an eastern sena tor to dictate in the affairs of California people. San Pedro's friends are encour aged to hope for the best result. Recent exposures of frauds in Santa Monica pe titions have hurt that side much. THE WOMAN QUESTION The Case Decided Temporarily But No Pre cedent Established CLEVELAND, May 7.—By a vote of 425 to 98 the Methodist general confer ence today decided tho four women del egates might retain their seats. This does not mean that the women have won a complete victory. The decision was the result of a compromise and with the understanding that It should not preju dice the claims of women in the future or establish a precedent for future con ferences to follow. But by the same vote by which the women were given seats the conference also decided to submit to the annual conferences of the pro posed amendment to the constitution providing that all conference delegates should be over 25 years old and that they shall have been members of the Methodist church for at least five years prior to their election. It also provides no conference shall be debarred from at least one ministerial and one lay dele gate. This constitutional amendment Is to be submitted to the annual conference and must receive three-fourths vote to be adopted. The amendment is con strued to mean that women as well as men will be eligible as lay delegates, the word "layman" not being used. The delegates were evidently pleased when the question was finally disposd of. STATE RIOHTS The dovernnent Authority Is Supreme at Post Exchanges OMAHA, May 7.—Judge Shiras of the federal supreme court today passed on the habeas corpus cases at Fort Robin son, in which Lieutenant Landon and Sergeant Braddin had been held under state authority for selling liquor with out a license, as officials in charge of the post exchange. The opinion of Judge Shiras was a comprehensive and elab orate statement of law pertaining to mil itary reservations in general through out the United States. It exhaustively reviewed all the authorities. He up held in the opinion a complete and ab solute jurisdiction of the general gov ernment over the military reservation In question, and further that the amend atory act of Nebraska seeking to re claim authority to lnforce its liquor laws upon this reservation was nugatory. This settles the question of the right of the government to maintain its post exchanges without interference in any maner by state authorities. A Mutiny Quelled PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., May 7.— The schooner Robert Searles, Capt. Piltz, cleared yesterday from Seattle, lumber-ladenl from Port Blakely, for Shanghai. Before being out from Port Blakely twenty miles the crew mutinied, thinking that as the schooner had clear ed she would not put in at any points) In this they were mistaken, as Capt. Piltz and the other officers drove the mutinous crew aft with firearms and kept them there until the schooner reached this place, where she put in and landed her crew, shipped new men and put to sea for Shanghai. The mutinous crew which shipped from Seattle claim ed misrepresentations had been made. A Burglars' Carnival SAN JOSE, May 7.—Burglars were at work during the carnival parade. Tho rooms of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hale of Sacramento at the St. James hotel were entered by means of skeleton keys, two valises ripped open and $700 in Jewelry carried off. Santa Clara suffered most, the majority of its residents being in this city all day. Ten residences were entered and plunder to tho value of $2000 was secured. A horse and surrey belonging to W. A. Brownlee was also stolen. Mr. Johnson Is Better SAN FRANCISCO, May 7.—Ex- Lieut.-Gov. James A. Johnson has been lying seriously ill at his residence for several weeks past. The well known lawyer and journalist has net been in the best of health for a number of year;-., and recently he was attacked with sciatica. The pain he suffered weakened his constitution considerably aud finally he was unable to partake of I food. He rallied this afternoon, how ever, and it is now believed he will re ' cover. Lillian Is Poor SAN FRANCISCO, May 7.—Ll"t.ir| Ashley, through her attorney, touay pleaded poverty and asked permission of the superior court to have her suit against E. J. Baldwin for $75,000 dam ages for seduction tried without tho payment of court fees. The request was denied and Miss Ashley's attorney was 1 given until next Monday to tind some j one to pay the fees. Try Pue Dogs Once FRESNO. May 7.—Deputy Sheriff Timmtns went to Madera today with his bloodhound;; to assist in trailing the two desperadoes who escaped from the jail I there Wednesday by shooting the jailer. It is believed that the escapes have gone into the mountains. Admits His Quilt SAN FRANCISCO. May 7.—Herman Hirsch, bookkeeper of the Jacob Unna company, is in jail charged with the embezzlement of his employer's funds. Hirsch admits to stealing $1«00. but it is believed his peculations will amount to double that amount. Cholera in Egypt ALEXANDRIA , May 7. — Yesterday and today there have been twenty seven new cases of cholera and four* teen deaths from it here.