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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 214.
IN THE FIELD OF POLITICS Montana Republicans Hold Their State Convention A. P. A. DELEG ATES LEFT OUT Devotion Expressed to Bimetallism, Reci- procity and Protection Modulo County Democrats Commend Cleve land and Detent tha Woman Suffrage Resolution by a rujorfty ot One Associated Press Special Wire. BUTTE, Mont.. May 11.—The first fight In the Republican convention to day was over tbe contesting delegations from Granite county. The convention, by a Vflie of 100 to 192, seated the anti-A. P. A. delegates. The platform contains the following declaration on tho silver question: •'We reiterate our faith In and devo tion to the great Republican principles of bimetallism, protection and reciproc ity, announcing as our understanding of bimetallism the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and sliver at the ratio of 16 to 1 Independently by the United States. We maintain that these three cardinal principles of Republican faith should be the first consideration of tbe congress of the United States and that ample legislation be enacted on these subjects. We call the attention of • reflecting men to the recent marvelous development of productive and manu facturing enterprises In f'hlna, Japan, India and other silver using countries, and submit that the competition with which we are thus menaced imperative ly demands the restoration of silver to its ancient money function, as a means of equalizing the difference In exchange and the re-establishment of the protect ive tariff policy as a necessary means of equalizing (he difference In wages and cost of living. "We condemn as un-Republlcan and unstatesmanllke the action of those Re publicans In congress who in defense of Republican traditions rushed to the aid of a Democratic) administration and a Democratic majority In congress In se curing the unconditional repeal of the Sherman law. and we assert that the repeal of that law has utterly failed to accomplish a single beneficent result predicted by the enemies of silver." Charles Q. Johnson of Silver Bow of fered a substitute resolution that the delegates to St. Louis walk out of tho convention If nothing Is done for silver. The resolution was laid on the table. Senators Carter and Mantle and Con gressman Hartman were nominated del egates to St. Louis by acclamation. Nominations for the other three placea were made and the convention took a recess till night to ballot. Those nomi nated were J. W. Power of Benton, brother of ex-United States Senator Power: J. W. Strevelle of Miles City, and L. G. Phelps of Great Falls; Alexander Metzell of Madison county, L.H. Hlrsch feld of Helena and O. F. Goddard of Bill ings. Thomas C. Marshall, J. W. Strevelle and Alexander Metzell were selected as the other three delegates. UNOALEANT DEMOCRATS MODESTO, May 11.—The Democratic county convention met today and elect ed J. R. Broughton. J. D. McPlke, M. P. Kearney, D. E. Kelleher, Henry Long. Judge A. Hewel and L. Swellzer dele gates to tho State and Seventh Congres sional district conventions. Tha plat form commends the fearless and Inde pendent course of President Cleveland in his International policy and denounc es protection as a discrimination against the agricultural districts and against the laboring classes, rejects as wholly unfounded the statement that the finan cial condition of the country Is due to the present administration, condemns the United States supreme court for declar ing unconstitutional the Income tax, de nounces the funding bill, favors the election of United States senators by di rect vote, favors the restriction of for eign immigration, charges the financial condition of the country to vicious legis lation of the Republican party, favors the rehabilitation of silver by interna tional or Independent action of this gov ernment and endorses Governor Budd's administration. The delegates were not pledged or instructed. The woman's suffrage resolution was defeated by one majority. MILLARD'S SUCCESSOR SANTA CRUZ. May 11.-Senator Burke returned this evening from Stock ton, where he saw Gov. Budd. The sen ator says It has been Intimated that the governor may take advantage of the situation regarding the lieutenant-gov ernorship by holding his opinion In re serve until the last moment and then omitting the office from his proclama tion. Burke says, however, that If the governor shall conclude that Lieuten ant-Governor Jeter Is entitled to serve the unexpired term of his predecessor he will make the opinion known In time to present the question for solution by the * f thß RepUb » C -« aJrrV*!&&£" "«* ">struoted them WSre nm(se t0 lns truct MISSOURI REPUBLICANS ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 11.-The city is in possession of the Republicans and tonight there are over 5000 strangers in the city. Chaucey Ives Pllley and R c Kerens, the contestants for the state chairmanship and their followers, who will conduct the campaign tomorrow when the state convention meets are here and tonight both delegations'held caucuses to lay out the program for to morrow when the battle for control of the state organization will begin The Fllley delegation came In from St. Louis 300 strong, and tonight made a parade of the city. The Fllleyltes seem to have the best of the fight, for they have the temporary chairman. Congressman Bartholdt, to preside at the morning session. Both Sedalla and Jefferson City have taken advantage of the occasion to lobby on the capital removal proposi tion, and each has established head quarters and brought a delegation of fifty, who arc hard at work. The elec tion of delegates to the national con - vention seems tonight to have been en tirely overshadowed for the fight be tween Fllley and Kerens to control the convention. Everything is for McKinley ho far as appearances go. On all hand? McKinley colors and buttons can be Heen. No other presidential candidates are mentioned. POPULIST CONVENTION. SACRAMENTO. May It —Nearly a'l the delegates to the Populist state con vention have arrived. The headquar ters at the state house were crowded to night with Populists. Hurdette Cornell of Oakland, ex-As c mblyman Barlow of San Luis Obispo nnd Professor Fowler of Poison) were "Honed for chairman. Fowler is op iioNpd to the convention nominating a United States senator. Cornell Ih In fiver of nominating. The contest for ' liMlriimn Is on these lines. An luterest lng fight that will come up will be over the proposition of lnsrtucting the dele gates to the national convention, to fuse with the silverites. ILLINOIS INTERESTS. CHICAGO, May 11.—James H. Eck els, the comptroller of the currency, has come to Illinois to look after the "sound money" Interests of the Democracy In this state. In an Interview tonight he said: "My stay in this state has noth ing whatsoever to do with politics or the sound money movement." After crltclslng Governor Altgeld and other sliver leaders on account of the manner in' which they propose to con duct the primary elections In Chicago, and criticising Governor Altgeld for his recent attacks on President Cleveland, he said: "There Is nothing to be gain ed by abusing every one. And the charges of corrupt methods employed Is, to say the least, In very bad taste." "I do not know whether those who are engineering the silver movement in Illi nois consider the course they are pur suing Is a winning one in politics, but If so I am certain they will be disap pointed In the result on election day. It means at the outset the complete aban donment of Important states like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It Involves the loss of Maryland, Delaware and Kentucky. "It could not save Indiana. To make this loss good enough thoroughly silver states would have to he won to give a majority in the electoral college. Colo rado. Montana. Utah, Nevada and Ida ho would possibly go Democratic, but when those are named the whole gain Is enumerated. The electoral vote of all would not equal New Tork. Mr. Boles could not'carry lowa, Kansas or Ne braska, and Mr. Bland could not win in Missouri. I do not know that »ny Democrat could win on any platform, but I am certain there Is an opportunity upon a sound money platform, while there Is absolutely none on the free sil ver one." STRIKERS AND BOYCOTTS The Armour Affair Has Assumed Inter national Proportions Tha Milwaukee Street Car Strike Is Over and rtost ol tho Men Mutt Find Now Jobs KANSAS CITY, May 11.—The strike of forty-four firemen of the Armour lacking plant has assumed international proportions and there is no telli:#. where or how it will end. The strikets nave al ready petitloxed the national council of the Federation of Labor to declare an International boycott against the Ar mour products, and it is the belief of la bor men that the boycott will be declared This step was taken today at a meeting of the Industrial council. The trouble between the firemen and the Armour company was laid before the council yesterday and was referred to Its grff'V anoe committee for adjustment. The committee met Superintendent Tourtel lotte of Armour's today and again sub mitted the men's demands. The com pany refused to recede from their posi tion and when the result wan reported to the council the boycott was decided upon, and a full report of the grievance of the firemen was dispatched to the na tional headquarters at Indianapolis. The order of boycott will be spread throughout the different local labor lodges. When formally Issued the Ar mour company will, Ift la said, fight the bos'cott by an injunction in the federal court. THE CAR MEN'S STRIKE. MILWAUKEE, May 11.—The street railway strike Is practically over, and the strikers themselves admit that their only hope lies in inducing the public not to patronize their cars. Cabs and busses will be operated for the purpose of giv ing the sympathizers with the strikers an opportunity to make a practical dis play of their feelings. The state board of arbitration had a two hours' conference with the directors of the street railway company. The rep resentatives of the railway company declared that they had no new ground to take. The company was operating its cars and had nearly enough men to get along. It had nothing to say to the strikers further than to promise 250 of them work If they applied during the present week. No more could be ac commodated. This Is equivalent to no tifying 500 of the hands that they can not be re-employed. THE 810 MUDDY Mlnnesots's Geographer Has Dens a Little Private Exploring ST. PAUL, May 11.—Col. J. V. Brower, Minnesota's state geographer, has made the sensational discovery that the source of the Missouri river is not Red Rock lake, Montana, as has been stated. Col. Brower has explored the whole region of the upper Missouri, and today made public the result of his discovery. He says the longest upper branch of the Missouri does not flow through the low er Red Rock iake In Montana, but comes from a hole In the mountains, volcanic In its character, at the summit of the Rocky mountains, west of Helery's lake, Idaho, and at a point bordering the boundary between that state and Mon tana. The miniature river at Its com mencement, striving to secure existence from the inner walls of the surrounding volcanic vents near perpetual snow banks, has by its eroding capactly cut its way out from that rugged and pre cipitous mountain uplift of enormous size, until a solid rock of the mountain has been severed In twain, a canyon formed, and, assuming the proportions of a river, from the flowage of innumer able creeks coming in at the side, reaches the valleys below, flowing into and through upper Red Rock lake, twenty miles from its source in the mountains, thence westward, northerly and northeastwardly, past Red Butte and Beaver Head Rock to Three Forks, thence to the Mississippi and thence to the gulf of Mexico, through and past thirteen states, a distance of 4221 miles. Women and tha Turners CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 11.—At the annual convention of the Lake Erie dis trict of the Northern Turnerbund, held in this city last evening, it was decided, after much discussion, that women be admitted to all of the societies. This was a surprise to most of the members, as It was thought the motion would be defeated, because the committee on na tional affairs had submitted a report in which it recommended that the proposi tion to admit women be left to the vari ous societies. The matter will be brought up before the national conven tion at Louisville in June for final dis position. Detroit was decided upon as the place for the next annual conven tion. Off for Europe SAN FRANCISCO. May 11.-Colonel C. F. Crocker left for Europe this even ing on the overland train. He will go direct from here to New York and from there to Paris, where his three children are at school. A Turkish fllnlster CONSTANTINOPLE, May 11-Mus taphat Bey, under secretary In the for eign ministry, has been appointed Turk ish minister at Washington. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING* MAY 12, 1896. FILIBUSTERS' SENTENCES Signed and Approved by Admiral Navarro EXECUTION IS POSTPONED Pending Due Consideration of the Treaty Agreements More Complications Caused by Claims for In demnity tor Damages to Propsrty Owned by Americans Associated Press Special Wire. HAVANA, May 11.—It was definitely announced today that on the day the five men captured on the Competitor were tried, Friday last. Admiral Navar ro, in conformity with the petition of the prosecutor and the sentence of the naval tribunal, approved and signed the sentence of death imposed upon Filibus ters Alfredo Laborde, Dr. Ellas Bedia, William Glldea, John Melton and Theo dore Mata. The announcement Is sup plemented by the statement that in view of high state considerations the cases have been referred for final decision to the supreme tribunal of war and marine. Two of the alleged filibusters, both citi zens of the United States, said to have formed part of the Competitor expedi tion, have arrived here In custody from Bahla Honda. THE CORTES MEETS. MADRID, May 11.—The cortes reas sembled today. The speech from tha throne announced a measure aiming to establish in the Antilles an administra tion of a purely local character, giving the country control of its own finance, while maintaining Intact Spain's sov ereign rights. The speech declares that Spain has fulfilled beyond measure the promises she made to the Cubans after the first rebellion. The relations wllh foreign powers, the speech says, are ex cellent. The correct and friendly atti tude of the South and Central Ameri can American republics in the presence of the Cuban rebellion, it says, serves to prove that each day develops still more the Interests binding them to Spain. In the United States, despite the efforts of public opinion. In the contrary direction, the president and his govern ment have not separated themselves from the line of conduct and the loyal friendship which have always existed between the two countries since the cre ation of the republic. The Pope has given renewed sympathy to Spain. The government, the speech continues, will present declarations signed by Ja pan on the subject of the delimitation of the Spanish and Japanese possessions In the far east. The speech praises the conduct of the army and navy during the struggle with Cuba. The govern ment Is actively occupied with an in crease nf the defenses for the peninsula and for the colonies. The army will soon be provided with new pattern rifles and a complete artillery equipment. Spain has already Increased her navy by 25 gunboats and other vessels. An extraor dinary budget will be p resented to pro vide for the acquisition of new ships and for Improving the arsenals. At the opening of the chamber today the queen regent and the young king were seated on a throne surrounded by the ministers and were accompanied by the deputies and senators. Premier Canovas then handed a copy of the speech to the queen regent, who read it to the assembly. EXECUTION POSTPONED. WASHINGTON. May 11.—In the Com petitor case it can be authoritatively stated that at the request of the United States the Spaniards will postpone the execution of the death sentence upon the American citizens until the views of the United. States respecting the application to their cases of the treaty of 1795 and the protocol of 1877 can be considered. The announcement of the postponement of the executions means a delay of some weeks. The mat ter will be taken up by the diplomatic representatives of the United States and Spain and be made a subject of the ex change of correspondence on the inter pretation "to be given the treat' provis ions. Meanwhile the effect will be to allay popular excitement both here and in Spain. WARLIKE TALK MADRID, May 11.—Imparcial, refer- Ing editorially to the strained relatione between the United States and Spain, says: "The United States intend to wear out the patience of Spain or themselves and declare war. It is preferable to hasten the event, as the inferiority of Spain will Increase with time." Capt.-Gen. Weyler has not yet re plied to the command sent to him to re mit to the supreme court the cases of the men sentenced to death for taking part in the Competitor expedition. The Spanish premier, Senor Canovas del Castillo, and the United States min ister had a conference today, the result of which is not known. It Is reported that Capt.-Oen. Weyler has cabled the Spanish government that the Spanish authorities are hampered by the "irri tating meddling of America In Cuban affairs." It is understood the United States government has presented fresh claims for heavy indemnities through losses on sugar plantations belonging to Ameri cans burned by Insurgents. If Is expect ed these demands will lead to further complications. ENGLISH INTEREST LONDON, May 11— J. L. O'Kelly, Par nellite member of parliament for North Roscommon, asked the government in the house of commons today If represen tations had been made to Spain to ob tain a commutation of the sentence of death Imposed on William Glldea, de scribed as a British subject captured on the American filibustering schooner Competitor. Curzon, parliamentary secretary of the foreign office, said the matter had raised important questions of policy and international law, and he asked O'Kelly to repeat the question to morrow. The Globe this afternoon, commenting upon the Cuban situation, says: It is imposlble not to sympathize with the Spanish ministry, suddenly callaW to chose between the loss of Spain's best colony and a war with a great power. In the event of war European sympathy will be wholly with Spain, Continuing, the Globe says: "The action of tha American author ities in the Bermuda affair has caused much Irritation at Madrid. The Span iards are apparently less accustomed than ourselves to the vagaries of the di plomacy of short sleeves. The recent diplomats of the Monroe doctrine find little favor abroad. Although the pre tentious arrogance at Washington late ly betrays Indications of spoiling for a fight, we believe the true explanation of the meddling policy is to render Ameri can commerce paramount throughout the western hemisphere." The St. James Gazette remarks: "There are conditions In both the United States and Spain which militate against peaceful settlement. America Is quite capable of doing more than talk when Cuba and tho lives of Americans are concerned. Senor Canovas del Castillo will have to consider the effect which a surrender to the ITnlted States might have upon tho stability of tlite monare y. He may have to choose between a rup ture with the United States and a revo lution at home." The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Mall believes that it has already been resolved to respite the Competitor prisoners at Havana, the queen regent being especially desirous to avoid com plications. The ministers, this corre spondent continues, are with her and will do nothing to Jeopardize the posi tion of Cuba. In an interview which the correspond ent had with Senor Sagastas, the Lib eral leader, he refused to discuss whether the men taken on the Competi tor were simply smugglers or filibusters, bue he said it was evident that if pardon were granted to the Uritlsh prisoner It cannot be withheld from the Americans. The Chronicle says in an editorial: Mr. Olney is an exceedingly determined man, and it Is therefore quite certain that the filibusters will not be shot. There is only one course of action that can save Cuba to Spain, and that Is to make terms with the Insurgents and to grant reasonable autonomy. The Graphic, commenting upon the question at Issue between the ITnlted States and Spain over the men sen tenced to death at Havana, compares the Competitor cases to the Jameson raid, and says: "Englishmen can sym pathize wdth the United States, looking at the scandalous mlsgovernment in Cuba. But the analogy collapses when the attitude of the ITnlted States to Its raiders is compared with England to hers. What would Europe have said If Mr. Chamberlain had talked to Presi dent Krueger as Mr. Olney talks to Spain. We trust, however, that Spain will show clemency to the filibusters; for the knowledge that she will not do so twice may help to put Mr. Olney on his guard, and to moderate the enthusi asm of the Florida-Cuba Nophiles." The Times says: "Spain Is well ad vised In yielding to Mr. Olney's demand for delay. He has thus averted an ex plosion of popular indignation in the United States which no administration could have resisted. It is extremely fortunate that the sentences have not been summfrtijly executed, so that Spain Is able to avert unappeasible quarrel. A friendly discussion of the points at is sue will give time for angry passions on both sides to cool. It will not be denied that Spain has the right on her side, but to Insist upon the letter of her l ights would be In the highest degree im politic. The United States can make a strong case on merely technical grounds. Spain can hardly seriously advance the quibble that the privilege of a civil trial (to American citizens under the treaty) only belongs to resi dents of Cuba While, In face of the death sentence, It could not be hoped that Irregularities In the trial would be overlooked. If President Cleveland had yielded to the pressure to acknowledge the insur gents as belligerents the Competitor's captives would have been entitled to the privileges of prisoners of war. There fore It would be singularly bad policy to glvo the United States an Irresistible reason for conferring upon the insur gents an advantage hitherto withheld. Both the Spanish government and press ought scrupulously to avoid anything tending to make the continued neutral ity of the United States Impossible. Captain - General Weyler's attitude could be better understood If he had any success In dealing with the Insurgents. Whatever the explanation may be, cir cumstances seem to be rapidly settling the Cuban question, and very unfavora bly for Spain. The New York correspondent of the Times warns the Madrid press that Its .hostile tone to the United States makes it more difficult for this government to pursue the friendly course which it still desires to follow and weakens the In fluence of those still numerous and pow erful classes who hope to avert a collis ion between the two countries. In speak ing of the Laureda expedition the corre spondent says: "These vessels outwit both Spanish and American vigilance. Their voyages are Innocent at the start, but they engage their character after ward. Considerable American sympathy goes with them, even when their purpose is Illegal, but It is certain this govern ment does all In Its power to prevent such expeditions. It is the inability of Spain to crush the rebellion which cre ates anger and the continual reports of General Weyler's severities which in fluence American feelings." STATE SUPERVISORS Oppose the Funding Bill and Favor Canal Construction SAN JOSE, May 11.—The state con vention of supervisors was called to order this morning in the court room of department two by M. B. Ivory of Contra Costa. A. Greening of Santa Clara was elected chairman, Joseph D. Enrlght of Santa Cruz secretary, and J. J. Bradley of Santa Clara assistant. About sixty-five delegates responded to the roll call. Committees on order of business and resolutions were appoint ed. The members of the bureau of highways and a wheelmen's committee were invited to take seats in the con vention. Mr.' Dimond of San Francisco intro duced and read a resolution protesting against the enactment of the refunding bill, and it was referred to the com mittee on resolutions. A memorial fav oring the prompt construction of the Nicaragua canal under American pro tection was read and referred to the committee on resolutions. Resolutions as to government ownership of high ways were also read and referred, and the convention adjourned to 1:30. In the afternoon the convention adopted resolutions against the funding bill: favoring the construction of the Nlcaraguan canal under American con trol without tho interference in any manner of any corporation: favoring the enactment by the next legislature of a law making it Incumbent on boards of supervisors to assemble in conven tion annually or send representatives. A resolution that the next convention be held in. Los Angeles went to the com mittee on resolutions. Red Cross Work CONSTANTINOPLE, May 11. — The work of the agents of the American Red Cross society, under the direction of Miss Clara Barton, its president, Is very successful. They have been relieving a great deal of distress by distributing seeds and tools especially in the Har pool district, where Dr. J. D. Hubbell's party has been urged to make a lengthy stay. A Red Cross medical corps is be ing formed here, and will be placed at the disposal of Ira Harris for work In the Marash and Zeitoun districts where typhus fever and dysentery are raging. A Convict Killed MERCED, May 11.—An unknown prisoner who recently escaped from the officers while being taken from San Francisco to Selma, was shot and killed today by Constable James Collins while resisting arrest. The prisoner fired at the officers, but the bullet missed its mark. The French Elections PARIS.May 11.—The final returns from the municipal elections are: Republi cans 234, Radicals and Socialists 85, Con servatives 20. ALONG THE RAILROAD LINES General Passenger Agents Gath er at the Bay CHAIRMAN CALDWELL'S CALL Enumerates Many Important Questions to Be Considered Rates to the Several National Conven tions Will Depend Upon tha Action to Be Taken Associated Press Special Wire. SAN FRANCISCO, May 11.—The gen eral passenger agents of nearly all tho transcontinental lines are hurrying west ward to attend the meeting of the Trans continental Passenger association in this city Wednesday. This will be the first meeting of the association In San Francisco, and as considerable business of Importance is programmed for con sideration, the event is attracting great attention in local railroad circles. The general passenger agents of the transcontinental lines will consider a number of important questions while In session. Among the questions enumer ated in the call Issued by Chairman Cald well are the following: The use of a con tinuous trip ticket that will absolutely prevent stopovers en route; business from Pacific coast points to Europe; de livery of tickets In blank to the represen tatives of eastern lines by the Initial line; some matters connected with first class excursions, personally conducted; questions of commissions on tickets; de mand of the Southern Pacific for a dif ferential rate on through business; the use of second-class tickets on first-class sleepers by the Chicago and Great West ern; consideration of a proposed rule requiring all passengers to sign their tickets; more strict enforcement of the rule requiring the charging of half fares for children over five years r4»id full fares for children over 12 years old. The demand of the Southern Pacific and Canadian Pacific for a differential business out of this territory Is a matter which promises to be debated at great length. At the present time the rate to Chicago Is $62.50 first class and $52.50 second class, via all routes, and the lines above mentioned now claim the right to a differential of $10 on first-class tickets and $5 on second-class tickets, on account of the cjreuitous route and consequent Inconvenience to passengers. Until two years ago the Canadian Pa cific enjoyed a differential In the sums mentioned and It is understood that a fight will be made for the restoration of the old rates. The question of establishing one-way rates for the round trip to the several national conventions will also be defi nitely decided at the coming meeting of the association. RAILWAY UNIONS <• ST. LOUIS, May 11.—One of the most important meetings of railway employes ever held took place at the headquarters of the Railway Conductors on Market street yesterady. It represented official ly Bix national orders and brotherhoods. In fact they may be called international, as the membership of each includes men employed on lines in Canada and Mex ico. F. P. Sargent, grand master of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firtemetn, accompanied by Frank W. Arnold, grand secretary and treasurer of the order, came from Peoria, HI., to attend the meeting. Patrick H. Morrlssey of Galesburg, 111., grand master of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, was there, as was also E. E. Clark, grand chief conductor of the Order of Railway Conductors. Grand Master Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin eers, was unable to come, but was rep resented officially, as were also the chief officers of the Switchmen's union of North America and the Order of Rail way Telegraphers and members of the grand lodge fo each of the six orders at tended the convention. There were some 600 present. The chief result of the convention was the adoption of a resolution to form a fed eration of the six orders named. Every speaker favored the federation and ev ery man voted for It. The only differ ence of opinion was on the question of admitting the American Railway union. As first submitted the proposi tion Included Eugene V. Debs' order, but an amendment to strike It out was carried with only two or three dissent ing votes. The officers of the grand lodges of the six orders represented at the meeting was authorized and in structed to formulate a plan for uniting the six under a general council, similar to the governing body of the federation of labor. The convention adopted reso lutions favoring arbitration and appeals from decisions of the federal courts, after which the convention adjourned sino die. A FOILED INCENDIARY Attempted Destruction ot a Mammoth Idaho Concentrator "WARDNER, Ida., May 11.—A deter mined attempt was made at 11:40 oclock last night to burn down the mammoth Bunker Hill concentrator at Wardner Junction. The concentrator was fired with the aid of boxes, sacks and kero sene, and, at the same moment, a por tion oC the large flume was blown up by a charge of dynamite, which shook up the buildings at Kellogg, near a mils distant. The dynamite was used a few hundred yards above the mill. The ma chinery stopped and the electric lights were extinguished two minutes later. The time selected was when most of the mills hands were at supper, one re maining, who saw the Are as soon as it started and promptly extinguished It. The object was to get the concentrator to burning and prevent its extinguish ment by cutting off the water supply. The Bunker Hill employes 400 men. The militia was called out and remain ed out all night, but no arrests have been made as yet. Hermann's Sons' fleeting t SAN JOSE, May 11.—The grand lodge of Hermann's Sons met this morning. Grand President L. P. Scharenberg pre siding. Seventy-five delegates were present. The reports of the various officers were read. The jurisdiction con sists of ISOI members, with $50,482 capi tal. The ladles' lodge has 135 members and $1447. The lodge will be in session three days. The riethodlst Conference CLEVELAND, 0., May 11—The high temperature and the humidity of the atmosphere both tended to prevent bursts of oratory at the M. E. general conference today, and the routine busi ness transacted was disposed of with as little effort as possible. The most im portant question disposed of was the fixing of time for the election of bishops. The election will begin on Thursday of this week and continue until all the offi cers are chosen. Resolutions were pre sented favoring the obliteration of the color line in the election of bishops and condemning lynchings, both of which were referred to appropriate comro.lt tees without action. Another resolution proposing a reduction of salaries of con ference officials because of the hard times was also referred to a committee. RUSSIA IN AFRICA Red Crota Society Work Will Prove the Enter- ing Wedge NEW YORK, May 11. —A dispatch to the Herald from St. Petersburg says: Gen. Shvendorff. head of the Russian Red Cross society, and leader of the ex pedition to Abyssinia, telegraphs say ing that he and his party have been re ceived with open arms and that the Negus Menelik is making extensive preparations for their passage to Herat. The Novoe Vremya says that Eng land's fears about Herat are unfounded. The Red Cross expedition to Abyssinia, left Odessa early in April. This is the third expedition to Abyssinia. The first, under Cossack Ashindorf, left In De cember, 1888, and ended by being shelled by the French at Sagollo. The second, which was called a scientific expedition, left about eighteen months ago, and re sulted In the arrival In St. Petersburg of a political embasys from the Negus with a special mission respecting the religion of the Russian church and the faith professed by the Abyssinians. Th" present mission, under the command of Gen. Shvendorff, assisted by several military officers, consisted of about eighty members, of which the medical staff numbers six doctors and twelve nurses. Of the other members of the expedition little is stated except that one is a priest who is taking 20,000 small crosses to be distributed among the Abyssinians. It Is expected In Russian official circles that this expedition will give Russia the footing in Abyssinia which she has so patiently been trying to obtain. SORRY FOR BROWN Illinois Parsons Will Search for Evidence in Mitigation CHICAGO, May 11. —A surprise was sprung at the close of the regular meet ing of the Congregational ministers of Chicago today, when Rev. J. F. Loba, secretary and chairman of the business committee, introduced In a short speech a resolution that a committee of five be appointed to review the action of the Bay conference of California in sus pending from the ministry Rev. Charles O. Brown, D. D., of the First Congrega tional church of San Francisco, after he had been found not guilty of the charge of Immorality by a specially called council. After a brief but spirited dis cussion the resolution was carried by an almost" unanimous vote, and the com mittee was appointed. THE REPUBLIC WANTS PEACE Tbe Jameson Raiders Must and Will Be Punished South Africa Officials Cannot Believe That tha English Government Intends t Shield the Olfanders PRETORIA, May 11.—President Kru ger has granted an interview to a press representative in which he said he was astonished at the official defense ot Cecil Rhodes and of the Chartered South Afri can company in Friday's debate in the house of commons. He said he wdshed that he could have been there so as to be able to personally floor the arguments of some of the speakers. President KruglLr continued by as serting that the intrigues alleged to ex ist between the Transvaal and Ger many were merely soap bubbles. The South African republic, he said, desired to bo friends with all, but the recent plot was Indefensible. And those who en gineered it must be punished. There would be no rest for South Africa, he concluded, until this was done. The secretary of state for the Trans vaal, Dr. Leyds, today sent a telegram to Sir Hercules Robinson referring to newspaper statements that the imperial government still displayed a partiality toward the directors of the Chartered South Africa company and especially towards Cecil Rhodes. • Dr. Leyds says: "This government docs not believe the correctness of these statements. In their opinion the com pany is at present controlled, is a source of danger to the whole of South Africa The incursion of the Transvaal was made by officers and troops carrying the com pany's arms. Even the special prohi bition of her majesty's government fail ed to hold them back, although the Char tered company assumed the interna tional obligations of Great Britain. The position of the persons who knew Be fore hand the plan of the incursion, and who supported it, Is defended by the statement that they acted In the inter est and for the extension of Imperialism in South Africa. The Transvaal govern ment does not believe the end ought to justify the means, and Is convinced tha* the queen's government does not desire to be served by such critical actions. Those who defended and upheld the in cursion and who pressed for generous treatment of the rebels now In jail do not realize what Injury and mischief they are causing by adopting such an attitude. A Publisher Dead NEW YORK, May 11.—Benjamin Ur ner, a well-known publisher, is dead at his home in Fanwood, N. J. Mr. Urner was born in Cincinnati, September 9, 1832. After traveling extensively in the south he came east In 1851 and settled near Red Bank, N, J. Later he came to this city and established the Produc ers' Price Current, which published chiefly the reports of the produce mar kets. In 1882. after the organization of the Urner Publishing company, Mr. Urner retired from active work on the paper and left the business in the man agement of his son, F. O. Urner, and William C. Taber. About one year ago the Urner Publishing company and the Frank Barry & Sons Publishing com pany consolidated, forming the Urner- Barry company. Mr. Urner was elected president of the new company and held that place at the time of his death. A Small Boy Killed PHOENIX, Ariz., May 11. — James Monroe, the 11-year-old son of Tndian Agent J. Roe Young, was killed this afternoon at Tempe under most dis tressing circumstances. The lad was under the care of his brother, conductor of the local train running between Mesa and Phoenix. At Tempe. in switching, a heavy stockcar was shunted toward the train. John Young who was upon the car found the brakes faulty, and. as a consequence, the car crashed into the end of the train, unseating the passen gers and throwing little James, who was at the express car door, under the wheels. The car passed over the lad's head. He was an especial favorite on the Pima Indian reservation, and the funeral tomorrow will be attended by 400 children from the Indian school. Baldwin Clrows Modest SAN FRANCISCO, May 11.—Miss Lil lian Ashley, who Is suing E. J. Baldwin for $75,000 for seduction, was unable to pay the Jury fees when her case was called up this morning, so it will be heard before Judge Stack without a Jury. At the request of Baldwin the case will be heard behind closed doors. CITY PRICE, PER SINfJLE COPY, j CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, g CENTS THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS Senate Bills Passed Regarding tbe Public Lands HARBOR DEBATE RESUMED Berry of Arkansas Strenuously Opposes Santa Monica Batter Dump the Money Into the Sea Than Uaa Public Funda to Feed Prl. vate Qreed Special to the Herald. WASHINGTON, May 11. — Senator Frye of Maine, chairman of the senate committee on commerce, doubtless had In mind when he made his speech In tha senate today the numerous courtesies ex tended to him by Collis P. Huntington and Senator Jones of Santa Monica and Nevada on the occasion of his visit to California several years ago. At least that was the impression one would gather from the fulsome praise he be stowed upon the railroad magnate and Ms hirelings, Messrs. Hood and Cor thell. In which he said the latter was a better engineer than any one In the gov ernment service. His action in commit tee was explained on the tloorof the sen ate today, but no mention was made of free passes and private cars placed at his disposal by those directly interested in the appropriation for Santa Monica har bor. In his speech he also took occasion to belittle the commercial importance of San Pedro, but his statements were a series of prevarications, and friends of San Pedro have no fear that they will have any effect whatever. He did not conclude today. Senator White let the senator from Maine wander alone from point to point and minute after minute without an interruption, but his pencil was busy making notes. His speech In answer to Frye will simply take the lat ter off his feet. The Democratic senator from California will simply punch his statements full of holes and will show up all the Inaccuracies In Frye's speech. Senator White has reserved his best points for his closing speech, and there promises to be very lively times when he rises to conclude the debate on his amendment. Several other senators spoke today by way of placing them selves on record. They were Messrs. Berry, Caffery and Vest. The former opened the debate and was listened to with great interest. IN THE SENATE The Harbor Matter the Only Serious Business On Hand Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 11.—The senata today passed the hill authorizing tha restoration of lands within Fort Lewis, Colorado, military reservation to the public domain. •In reporting the bankruptcy bill from the judiciary committee, Mr. Tellerstat ed that it favored the substitution of the senate bankruptcy bill for that passed by the house. Mr. Mitchell (Republican of Oregon) added that the minority committee fa vored the house bill. The joint resolution was passed per mitting foreign foreign exhlbltorsat tha Tennessee centennial exhibition to be held in Nashville, Term. ,tn 1897, to bring to this country foreign laborers from their respective countries for the pur pose of preparing for and making their exhibits, and allowing articles imported from foreign countries for the sole pur pose of exhibition at said exposition to be Imported free of duty, under regula tions prescribed by the secretary of the treasury. Bills were passed for the use of na tional parks for military maneuvres by the state or federal forces; authorizing the county of Navajo, Arizona, to issue bonds for a courthouse, etc.; house bill providing for a life-saving station at Point Bonita, at the Golden Gate, Cali fornla; appropriating $660,000 additional for the public building at Portland, Or egon, and fixing this as the limit of cost. The river and harbor bill was then taken up, the question being on the only remaining amendment for a deep water harbor at Santa Monica, California. Mr. Berry ( Democrat of Arkansas), a, member of the commerce committee, spoke In opposition to the amendment. He declared that this proposed expendi ture of $3,000,000 against the recommend ation of government engineers and against the advice ot* the California sen ators, was thn most unjust and inexcus able proposition he had ever seen in con nection with livers and harbors. It was a disregard for public- interest and a dis regard for public sentiment and an ap propriation of public money for uses which will benefit private Individuals only It was the first effort made, said Mr. Berry, to override the government engineers by private engineers hired by private Interests and having only pri vate Interests at stake. After speaking of the great Import ance of the river and harbor bill Mr Berry declared that if the senate amendment was forced on the bill it would prohably defeat the bill for this session. He then reviewed the recom mendations of army boards in favor o? San Pedro as the proper place for th* Pacific coast harbor, and spoke of the action of the commerce committee 1n set ting aside these reports and accepting the judgment of the chaii man of the committee (Mr. Frye) who had visited 1 Santa Monica. "Tt would be better to riumr l I"'' millions into the Pacific ocean, - ' ex claimed Mr. Berry, "rather than that the country should know that this sen ate is ready to override army engineers, override public sentiment. In the interest of private greed and private gain." Mr. Berry said that the evidence showed the Southern Pacific Railroad company could dictate terms for an en trance to Santa Monica. He did not be lieve there was a man in the United States—save and except C. P. Hunting ton—who. in the face of the represen tations of army engineers, would come to congress and ask it to give him $3,000, --000 to build a breakwater. Mr. Vest. Democrat of Missouri, a member of the committee on commerce, said he could not see the necessity of this expenditure either at Santa Monica or San Pedro. He took no stock, he said, in the attacks on Mr. Huntington, be cause he was a railroad president and a rich man. Like other men he looked after his own interests. Mr. Vest be lieved Mr. Huntington was sincere tn saying Santa Monica was the best point for a harbor. The senator said he drop ped out of account all talk of monopo lies and lobbies. Any United States sen ator who would permit a lobby to con trol him was unworthy of a seat here, said Mr. Vest, He based his objection