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Begin With the Royal Arrival at
Does Not Decrease the Russian People's
Loyal Ardor
Special Police Are Absent and Citizens May
View the August Features ot the
White Czar
Associated Press Special Wire.
MOSCOW. May 18.—Representatives
of the rural population, to the number
Of about M) 0, have reached here and are
lodged In tne Korch theater, whose
atage has been transformed into a vast
dining hall. The costumes of the coun
try visitors present a most picturesque
sight, comprising all kinds from middle
Poland to the extreme Asiatic districts
of the Russian empire.
Over the Maison Perlow, in which the
Chinese embassy is located (the build
ing belonging to an important firm of
tea importers) lloats Li liung Chang's
crest, the double dragon. The house is
furnished throughout in Chinese style.
The arrival of the czar and czarina
this afternoon may be said to inaugur
ate the festival season in celebration of
the coronation, and for which the city
and the whole empire has made months
Of preparations.
Their majesties arrived in their spe
olal train at the Smolensk station at 6:80
this afternoon. The station is about half
way between .Kremlin and the Petio
▼oskl palace, which is to be the abiding
place of the czar until the triumphal
entry Into the elty Thursday. The ruin
was pouring down In torrents as the
train arrived at the station, but this
seemed to have no effect on the loyal
ardor of the people, and they gathered
at the station to the number of several
thousand to accord a welcome to their
sovereign and to catch a glimpse of his
august person. The streets were full of
mud and the countless Hags and stream
ers fluttered fitfully in a gusty breeze.
An Imperial pavilion has been erected
at the station. Into which the imperial
party stepped from their train, and
from which they stepped Into the equip
ages which carried them to the Petro
voski palace.
The pavilion was carpeted and was
bright with floral decorations. A squad
of the czarina's regiment of Uhlanswas
the guard of honor on the platform.
Grand Duke Serglus, uncle of the czar,
and governor-getieral of Moscow, with a
brilliant suite of officers, waited the ar
-11 val of the Imperial party at the station.
The appearance of the train was the
signal for an outburst of cheering and
the military band played a regimental
march as the train entered the station
and the czar left his carriage.
The czarina, when first she entered
the imperial pavilion, was attired in a
white tulle dress, which was adorned
with silver spangles, and she was pre
sented with a bouquet.
Their majesties descended the car
peted stairs from the pavilion, entered
a carriage and were driven to the Pet
rovskl palace, escorted by cavalry of
ficers of the highest rank. Following
their carriages came three troikas.
Which were occupied by the Grand Duke
Serglus and his grand duchess.the Grand
Duke Michael Mlchaelovitch. cousin of
the late czar, and his grand duchess,
and by the infant grand duchess, Olga
Nleolalovna, daughter of the czar, who
Is not six months old.
The passage of the party through the
streets was greeted with great enthus
iasm, the route being lined with great
crowds of cheering spectators.
One of the special features of the pres
ent event in Moscow is the doing away
with the custom of employing special
constables In citizens dress to guard the
route of the czar coming and going from
tbe city. On great occasions the route
of the czar's progress is guarded by
a double line of military, double rank of
civilians in the ordinary police uniform,
the police of the defense department
aiul the detective police. The doing away
with the sworn civilian ranks will give
better opportunity for the czar's sub
jects at large to witness his passage to
the coronation.
Preparations for the grand entry into
the city are not vet completed, but arc
far advanced and on all sides the evi
dences of confusion and hurrying of the
last touches for the great celebration.
The character of the preparations is
Host imposing. The palace of the Grand
Duke Serglus Is especially magnificent,
opposite the governor-general s resi
de'ice H a great frame screen built to
mask an unsightly building used as a
guard room for the troops on official
duty at the palace. Near at band Is
a watch tower of the fire department,
which was a clumsy and unsightly ob
ject but has been decorated with ever
greens and thousands of lamps for Il
lumination by night.
Nearly all of the buildings In Mos
cow are* built of wood and brick and cov
ered indiscriminately with a white
stucco, the general efTect being that of
a wholly white walled city. The cover
ing of stucco has been almost univers
ally renewed and freshened for the oc
casion, lending to the city a peculiarly
brilliant aspect.
Verskava street, being the routepf the
czar's progress to the Petrovskt palace
to the Kremlin, has concentrated within
Its length much of the preparation. This
preparation has necessarily been very
elaborate to Insure a point of vantage
for the vast number who are under of
ficial care. The competition for posi
tion among those not officially provided
for has been unprecedented. Many
houses along the street have been rented
at high rates for the whole year merely
to secure the lessee's window for the pro
cession on Thursday. Kor single win
dows fabulous prices have been offered
and many bitter disputes over points
for seeing the spectacle have already
made their way Into the courts. The
street shows alOng its length many com -
modious pavilions set aside for the use of
the favored ones. All are solidly built
and have the bulbed roofs and towers
characteristic of the Russian architec
ture. These pavilions are placed at the
intersection of the street with the broad
highways that follow the course of the
various ramparts which have been built
tn concentric rings about the ancient
city. The coloring of all these tempo
>ary structures Is most brilliant, tn ac
cordance with the Russian taste, and
Is confined to the primitive colors In
broad stripes and splotches on roofs and
sidewalks. Great iron columns have also
been erected along the street's length
for a brilliant electric illumination.
Huge obelisks, draped and vividly col
ored hy day, and carrying brilliant lights
rrom top to bottom by night, are features
of the decorations. Electricity Is used
for the first time at a exar'fj coronation.
Elaborate preparations have been made
by the authorities to avail themselves of
this agent. Nearly all the public build
ings have their complete outlines traced
oy ligiit wooden frame work for the
.^.'L 16 t ,eotric "B nts an «
lamps, which show the architectural
outlines of the city traced in fire and
light. The walls of the Kremelln itself
and the towers of the buildings within It
are thus outlined against the night sky
by electric lights and by ths%sands of
yards of gasplpe perforated at short In
tervals for gas Jets. Along the boule
vards which run across the Verskava
street the decorations and Illumina
tions are very elaborate. Everywhere
the Russian flag Is flying, especially con
spicuous being the yellow imperial ban
ner Inscribed Nan.. Many of the pavil
ions and grandstands show the wood
work elaborately carved. There are
numerous triumphal arches inscribed
"God Save the Czar," and nightly re
hearsals of the Illuminations of the pub
lic buildings and of the Kremlin are
taking place.
Li Hung Chang and suite arrived to
day from, St. Petersburg.. The Chinese
envoy was received In the most brilliant
manner and afterward presided at a re
ception given In the Chinese embassy,
which was profusely decorated with
flags. Field Marshal Yamnguta. the
Japanese envoy, the duke of Najara,
representative of Spain, and crown
prince of Roumanla have also arrived.
RERLIN, May 18.—Emperor William
has appointed the emperor of Russia to
be honorary colonel of the Second Dra
goon Guards, which regiment will here
after be termed the Empress Alexan
dra's Dragoons.
The Document Tattered but It's Pie for the
WASHINGTON. May IS—The trial
of the noted Holt will case began today.
It has been pending almost a year.
The question nt Issue Is the genuine
ness of a tattered alleged will of a former
Judge advocate general, Joseph Holt of
Kentucky, which was found ii the mails
of the registrar of wills last year. Judge
Holt, w ho died in August, 1594, was sup
posed to have died Intestate and the
validity of the alleged will, whose mys
terious appearance created widespread
Interest, lias been vigorously contested.
A notable array ol* counsel was present.
The counsel for the heirs at law are
ex-Congressman .Tore Wilson, ex-As
slstant Attorney General Worthlngton
and Attorneys Healy of Washington
and Poston of Louisville. Ky.
The signatures of General Sherman
and Mrs. W. T. Sherman, which were on
the will, were Identified as genuine by
Senator Sherman of Ohio and Colonel
Fred Grant of N""W York testltied to the
genuineness of the signature of the late
President Grant.
The Oregon's Performance Causes Com
ment and Comparison
Whatever the Reason, the Union Iron
Works Has Turned Out the Fastest
Battle Ship Afloat
WASHINGTON, May 18.—The supe
riority of the battleship Oregon over her
sister ships Indiana and Massachusetts
in point of speed has been the subject of
considerable ill naval circles.
An officer who witnessed the recent trial
of the Massachusetts said the Oregon
could not excel the Massachusetts in re
gard to machinery, but the Massa
chusetts' engines worked perfectly. It
was his Idea that the Oregon's screws
were responsible for her record. Con
tractors are permitted to use any pat
tern they chose so their designs are sat
isfactory to the department. As orig
inally proposed the battleships were to
have screws with four blades. This was
altered by the Cramps, who placed
three-blade screws on the battleships
they built. The Union Iron Works also
intimated that It would like to make a
change ,but afterwards the firm decided
to carry out the original design. An ex
pert said he had no doubt that four
blade screws gave the Oregon her record.
The fastest battleship Is the Sardegna
of the Italian navy. She is larger than
the Oregon, being 13,500 tons displace
ment. The figures officially reported
show that during a deep-sea trial a
speed of 20.2 knots per hour. The Sar
degna is a very powerful ship, carrying
a main battery of four 13.5 inch guns,
eight 6 inch and sixteen 4.72 inch guns.
Great Britain claims that the Renown,
during a run of one hour, made 19.25
knots. On the three-hours' run her rec
ord was 18.75 knots per hour. These fig
ures, however, are unreliable, as they
were obtained by the patent log, which Is
unsatisfactory, and English officers
complain that as a result of Its use they
are unable to know definitely what the
exact speed of their vessel is. During
the speed trial of the triple-screw of the
United States cruiser Columbia, the pat
ent log registered 24.23 knots per hour,
while the uctual speed was found to be
22.81 knots.
The British battleships Hoods and Em
press of India, of 13,500 and 13,200 tons
displacement respectively, whose horse
power developed on their trials was al
most the same, being 11.625 and 11,315.
registered by patent log 16.9 knots and
18 knots an hour.
The German battleship Worth, which
on a trial over a measured mile made a
record of 15.2 knots, although she Is gen
erally credited with having a speed of
only 16.6 knots. France has the Bren
nus, which In a four-hour run at sea
over a measured course made 17.3 knots.
Russia claims 17 knots for the Sebasto
pol, although the official record of the
speed of that vessel places It at 16.6 per
hour made in a rough sea. Spain's bat
tleship Pelayo. which has a displace
ment of 9902 tons, has a speed of 16.7
knots made on a measured mile. The
Pelayo is greatly inferior to the Oregon
and other vessels of her type.
California'! Pint Shipment to Chicago Brings
Good Prices
SACRAMENTO, May IS.—Today the
first carload of California cherries sent
cast this season was sold by the Earl
Fruit company at Chicago at open auc
The fruit was shipped from S'uisun
May 9. It sold as follows: Black Tar
tarian, per 10-pound box;
Advance, $2.20 per box; Purple Guigne,
[email protected]; Governor Wood, [email protected];
Belle de Orleans, $1.50; Black Eagle,
$1.15; Rockport, 90c.
Last night another full car of cher
ries—making the fifth or sixth sent east
already—was made up at Suisun by the
Earl Fruit company, National Fruit as
sociation and Porter Bros. It goes to
New York.
The fruit men viewed this afternoon's
shipment with some apprehension, as it
is feared If it keeps up it will affect
prices of the cherries on the trees dis
Army and Navy Union 1
WASHINGTON, May 18.—The Na
tional Army and Navy union began an
annual session of several days here to
day, and representatives are present
from nearly all the states and from
many ot the ships of the navy. Nation
al Commander Joseph B. Morton of th»
war department delivered his annual
report, and speeches were made by Rep
resentatives Fenton and Northway of
Continue to Make It Interesting
for Loyalists
Result in the Defeat of tbe Cuban
Foreign Commercial Houses Complain ol In-
Jury Which Will Result Prom the Pro.
hibltlon of Tobacco Exports
Associated Press Special Wire.
HAVANA, May IS. —The Insurgents in
the province of Havana are said to be
discouraged. The insurgent governor,
Aurello Betancourt, and Maceo, the In
surgent leader, who have making great
efforts to concentrate the Insurgents.but
up to the present without success.
The insurgent bands commanded by
Col. Lazo and Borgea, which have been
united with the intention of Joining a
larger force of insurgents and attack the
majana line, have been dispersed and
have sought refuge In the swamps. They
are said to stand in fear of Hetancourt
and Maceo and to be trying to avoid
Borges Is said to have surrendered
Ito the Spanish authorities. Col. Lazo
is reported to have been killed. Maceo
and Morjon are reported to have en
camped near Corral Falso and to be
upon the point of marching in the direc
i tion of Jaguey la Grande, province of
i Matanzas. The insurgents have burned
the buildings of the tobacco plantation
of Cega el Itecuerdo.
It Is reported that the insurgent lead
ers, Francisco Lelte, Vldel ami Nunez
have landed on the north coast between
Canas y Marabi and Baracos.
The local guerilla force of Carralillo,
province of Santa Clara, surprised a
numerous band of insurgents at Lulsa,
seven of the enemy, including the Insurg
ent leader, Felipe Rodriguez, whose
body has been Identified, were killed and
on the government side only the captain
ir. command of the guerillas was wound
ed. Col. Hernandez, while reconnoiter
ing iv the swamp land of Pinar del Rio,
met a force of Insurgents. In the en
gagement which followed, six of the lat
ter were killed and one man was made
During several skirmishes which have
recently taken place In the province of
Havana, Santa Clara and Santiago de
Cuba, the insurgents lost ten killed and
the troops had two men killed and Lieut-
Col. Jule and several privates were
Some of the foreign commercial houses
have complained to the consuls of their
respective countries of the injury which
they will suffer through the prohibition
of the export of leaf tobacco. Having
done this, the consuls cabled to their
governments asking for instructions
and calling attention to the injury which
It Is claimed the proclamation will do
to commerce.
Tobacco leaf exporters having exten
sive foreign orders yet unfilled will sutler
serious embarrassment by Saturday's
decree stopping exports. They are pre
paring a petition to the captain-general
asking him to grant an extension of
time of ten days more In whlsh to em
bark their stock on hand. It is under
stood also that the Havana agents of the
French, Austro-Hungarlan and Colom
bian government tobacco monopolies,
through their respective consuls, will file
WATERTOWN. N. V., May IS.—John
A. Flnnegan, the special war corre
spondent of the Standard of this city,
writes from Majagua, Cuba, the south
ern terminus of the trocha. of a trip
made across the island along Gen. Wey
ler's strong line. He says:
"The trocha could be held by a com
petent general, but in the end it would
be broken by Gomez. Maceo has gone
up and down through the west and de
stroyed the tobacco crop. The Bermuda
has supplied him with plenty of arms
and ammunition. The country and
smaller towns are becoming fast de
serted. I traveled whole days, meeting
scarcely a person. It seems the calm
before the tempest."
Mr. Flnnegan had some exciting ex
periences in his trip through the coun
try and Is watched by Gen. Weyler's
spies. In Havana he says:
" 'Incognito Weyler.' as he Is known
among the people, lives In fear of per
sonal harm. He fears assassination,
and has had war vessels always In the
bay because a bomb was exploded in the
palace once. He has not been on the
streets unless in disguise."
This correspondent's letters are for
warded to Havana through Cuban sym
HAVANA, May 18.—Capt.-Gen. Wey
ler has decided upon further acts of
clemency in celebration of King Alfon
so's birthday, which occurred yesterday.
In addition to the remission of the lines
against Cuban' newspapers, with this
object, he has given liberty to 200 politi
cal prisoners In Havana province who
had come under military Jurisdiction,
and he makes also extensive grants of
clemency to persons in other parts of
the island.
The manufacturers of cigars and the
laborers employed by them are arrang
ing for a manifestation in honor of
Capt.-Gen. Weyler on account of his
prohibition of the exportation of leaf
tobacco, thus Insuring additional em
ployment to them. '
It is reported that all day yesterday
numerous bands of insurgents were
passing by Palla and over the river San
Cristobal In Pinar del Rio. They were
undoubtedly from the Bermuda and were
marching east. Their object is believed
to be to concentrate in obedience to the
plan of Gomez and Maceo, so as to have
the force* co-operate when they attack
the trocha.
At 2 oclock In the morning yesterday
the insurgents attacked the military line
near the railroad station of Artemisa
and two hours afterward at Chiquitin
with artillery. Nevertheless, they were
Maceo is now Intrenched at the camp
of Igual Cacarajicaras, at Los Posos,
near Bahia Honda.
Maceo. it Is said here, will not make
a formal attempt to pass the trocha un
til he! is sure that Gomez, with his forces,
will also make an attempt to force th»
military line.
General Vicuna, who Is suffering with
yellow fever, is reported better.
MADRID, May 18.—In the senate to
day Senor Glron, a Liberal, protested
against the slanders of Spain, which are
uttered in the United States senate. He
intended, he said, to denounce the in
tolerable conduct of pirates and brigands
against Spain. The day had come, he
said, when we should have to consider
the wretched acts of interference of the
dollar princes with the affairs of Spain.
He protested also against the Washing
ton slanders against the queen regent
The Duke of Tetuan, minister of for
eign affairs, replied to Senor Glron, that
the government might join In the latter
protest, but that they could not approve
the remainder of Seno G Iron's remarks.
President Cleveland and the United
States government had given proof of
their respect for the principles of inter
national law, he maintained.
NEW YORK, May 18.—Importers of
tobacco from Cuba were inclined to
doubt today the authenticity of the dis
patch from Havana to the effect that
General Weyler had forbidden the ex
portation of tobacco from uCba. Gen
eral Weyler, it is understood, has taken
this step because of tlie financial as
sistance rendered to the cause of the
revolution In Columbia by the Cuban
and Spanish Cigarmakers in this coun
try and presumably elsewehere out of
A member of a wholesale grocery
house that imports more tobacco and
cigars from Cuba than any other firm,
speaking of this later alleged order by
the Spanish commander in chief In Cuba,
said today:
"If the telegraphic dispatches con
cerning this matter are correct the whole
manufacturing tobacco trade in this
country will be demoralized. The price
of Havana cigars constantly fluctuates
as far as the dealers are concerned, al
though the consumers perhaps do not
know It. There has been a gradual In
crease in the price of tobacco the; last
two or three months, hut It Is Impossible
to say how much the price of domestic
cigars Is to be increased by our failure
to get tobacco from Cuba. Some Su
matra leaf is used for making cigars,
but it Is rot so satisfactory, of course,
as Is the Havana. The enforcement if
General Weyler's decree would greatly
Interfere with th factories In Florida.
Rut it is early yet to prophesy. I think
the manufacturers in this country have
Cuban tobacco on hand sufficient to last
them for a few months.
The importations of leaf tobacco from
Cuba ran from 10,000,000 pounds in 18X6
to 21,000,000 pounds In 189:', falling to 20,
--000.00 pounds In 1895. Tbe value of to
bacco ranged from 84,000,000 in ISS6 to
89,000,000 in 1593. and J7.001.000 in 1,15.
Tbe value of manufactures of tobacco
fcigars) imported from Cuba in lf>S6 wos
83,100,000, and the importations grad
ually increased until 1890, when their
value was $3,900,000. Then the importa
tions or '-values" declreased until In
1895 the total value of the manufactures
of tobacco (cigars imported) was only
Georgia's Sunday Freight Law Declared
to Be Void
The Sluger Sewing Machine Case—Chinese
Liable to Deportation Have Personal
and Financial Rights
WASHINGTON. May 18. — Justice
Harlan today delivered an opinion In
the supreme court in the case of Helgto
vs. the state of Georgia, involving the
constitutionality of the law prohibiting
the runhing of freight cars in Georgia
on Sunday. The opinion held the law
In this case, Justice Harlan said, the
legislature had a right to designate a
day of the week when all labor should
be suspended, and it could not be
claimed that a working day had been
designated. The state law was not, he
said, directed at Interstate commerce,
but was mostly a rule of civil conduct
and It must be respected until super
seded by a law goftvv.-eepa-a--rys tdy
seded by some national law with which
It was in conflict. Hence the decision
of the state supreme court was affirmed.
The chief Justice dissented on the
ground that the law conllicts with the
Interstate commerce law.
White handed down the opinion of the
court in the cases of the Singer Sewing
machine trademark. The Judgment of
the court below, the circuit court of the
northern district of Illinois, against
Singer, was reversed. The supreme
court held, however, that others using
the name of Singer as a trademark
should show the source of manufacture.
The case involved a conflict between
the Singer Manufacturing company and
the June Manufacturing company. The
action was begun by the Singer com
pany to restrain the June company from
making sewing machines and labelling
them with the name of "Singer" under
the claim that the name which gener
ally attaches to the machines made by
the Singer Company had become a
trademark, and hence that the use of
the name by another company was In
the nature of an infringement. Justice
White, in delivering the opinion of the
court; held that the right to use a name
on articles manufactured expired with
the patents on those articles, but said
others in using a name, as In this case,
must show the source of manufacture.
The case was therefore reversed and the
district court was directed to enter a
decree in accordance with this opinion.
Justice Shlras delivered the opinion of
the supreme court in the case of Wong
Wing and three other Chinese vs. the
United States, reversing the Judgment
of the circuit court for the eastern dis
trict of Michigan. The Chinese were
sentenced to imprisonment at hard la
bor in the Detroit. Mich., house of cor
rection on the charge or being unlaw
fully within the Uited States.
The court said that the United States
can forbid aliens from coming within
the borders and expel them, but when
congress sees fit further to promote
such a policy by subjecting the persons
of such aliens to punishment at hard
labor, or by confiscating their property,
such legislation must provide for a Ju
dicial trial to establish the guilt of the
An opinion was delivered by Justice
Rrown In the case of J. s. Hllborn vs.
the United States, affirming the decision
of the court of claims. The case involved
the right of Hilhorn as district attor
ney for the district of California to ap
propriate to his own use the fees col
lected under the Chinese exclusion law
Hllborn claimed that he was entitled to
these fees, In addition to his salary but
the court held that he must account to
the government for such collections
The Cueen's Reception
LONDON, May 18.-The princess of
\\ ales, assisted by her daughters and
Prince Charles of Denmark, held the
largest drawing room of the season at
Buckingham palace today In behalf of
the queen. The weather was warm and
great crowds lined the Mall. The mar
quis of Salisbury and the commander
in-chief. Lord Wolseley, as well as all
the members of the diplomatic corps,
were among those present. The Amer
icans presented were the duchess of
Marlborough, Mrs. Calvin S. Price and
her two daughters, and Mrs. Douglass
Grant of New York. Mr. Thomas F.
Bayard. United States ambassador, and
Mrs. Bayard, and Mr. Carter, Mr Bay
ard's secretary', w-ere the only represen
tatives of the United States embassy
Delayed Malls
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, May 18, via
Galveston.—Sixty sacks of mail matter
from the United States and Europe, in
cluding letters, etc., from March 12,
which had been detained on account of
the revolution, arrived here today. Ze
laya, a member of the cabinet, haa re
Foreshadowed Results of Late
A. P. A. Activity
Remarks That Patience May Cease to
Be a Virtue
Ar P. A. Officers Selected-Silver Democrats
Suggest the N miinatlcm of Russell tor
President—Political Notes
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, May IS.--In reply to
some questions addresser] through the
Key. Dr. Stafford of Washington, D. C,
to Cardinal Gibbons, the cardinal has
sent the following telegram:
BALTIMORE, May 17. Cardinal Gib
bons' Residence. My Dear Sir—lt is the
duty of the leaders of political parties
to express themselves without any equi
vocation of the principles of religious
freedom which underlie our constitution.
Catholics are devoted to both of the
great parlies of the country and each in
dividual is left entirely to his own con
science. We are proud to say that in
the long history of the government of
the United States the great Catholic
church has never used or permitted its
acknowledged power by seeking to make
politics subsertte its own advancement.
Moreover, It is our proud boast that we
have never Interfered with the civil and
political rights of any who differ from
us in religion. We demand the same
rights ourselves and nothing more; and
will be content with nothing less. Not
only Is It the duty of all parties distinctly
to set their faces against the false and
un-American principles thrust forward
of late; but much as I would regret the
entire Identification of any religious body
as such, with any political party, 1 am
convinced that the members of a relig
ious body whose rights, civil and relig
ious, will naturally and unanimously
espouse the cause of the pfl-ty which has
the courage to openly avow ihe principles
of civil and religious liberty according
to the constitution. Patience is a virtue,
but is not only virtue. When pushed
too far it may degenerate into pusillan
imity. Yours faithfully,
WASHINGTON, May 18.—The list of
new officers of the A. P. A. was com
pleted today as follows: Secretary, W. J.
Palmer, Butte, Mont.; treasurer, C. C.
Campbell, Minneapolis; sergeant- at
arms, J. W. Ellis, South McAllister, I.
T.; guard, W. E. Howard, Omaha; senti
nel, T. S. Henson, Ohio; trustees, W. Al
lison Stocker of Denver, Colo.; George
Hester, Cleveland, Ohio; W. J. White,
Richmond, Va.
At noon the meeting adjourned and
the delegates went to the capltol and had
personal Interviews with members of
the house regarding the Indian appro
priation bill. They are confident the sec
tarian features of the measure will be
stricken out.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 18.—There
has been talk araoug a few of the well
known gold-standard Democrats here
In Indianapolis of forming an organiza
tion which shall advocate the nomina
tion of William E. Russell of Massa
chusetts for president. A well-known
young Democrat says he believes if such
a club were organized it would be able
to gather In a good many members here
in Indianapolis and throughout the
state. There are also Influential mem
bers of the party who are in favor of the
nomination of Secretary of State Olney.
It Is believed there are few Demo
crats, advocates of the gold standard,
who will go to Chicago and oppose the
nomination of Governor Matthews if
he decides to rely upon the free-silver
people for his support in the conven
DUBUQUE, la., May 18.—In an inter
view tonight Charles Walsh, secretary
of the Democratic state central commit
tee, said the silver forces will have near
ly three-fourths of the delegates in
Wednesday's convention.
"They will organize it," he said, "and
declare for free silver and endorse Boies
for president, and at Chicago the sil
ver men will name the candidates and
make the platform.
WASHINGTON, May 18.—A condem
nation meeting of some of the delegates
of tho American Protective association
claiming to represent twenty states was
held after the adjournment of the con
vention and a preamble and resolutions
bearing on the McKinley matter were
adopted. The names of the states rep
resented by the delegates participating
could not be obtained and further infor
mation was denied. The resolutions
Resolved, That the delegates in con
demnation meeting assembled denounce
the unwarranted Interference of the
paid McKinley lobby with the affairs of
the order, and denounce the cowardly
denial by McKinley of his endorsement
of the principles of the order given by
him to our committee; and
Resolved, That because of his record
as reported by the national advisory
board we herewith pledge ourselves to,
by our influence efforts, accomplish
his defeat.
The association finished its business
after a long session lasting into the
evening and then adjourned.
Very much to the surprise of many,
Kansas City was selected as the place
for the next annual meeting, In place of
Washington, after this city had been
virtually agreed upon in the third ballot.
Another surprise was in not compelling
the new supreme president, John W.
Echols of Atlanta to move to Washing
ton while he holds that office.
It was expected that the supreme
council would abolish the advisory
board and today such action was taken.
An amendment to the constitution was
adopted providing the duties hereto
fore devolving on such body be placed
in the hands of the supreme executive
board, consisting of the supreme pres
ident, supreme vice president, supreme
secretary of state, supreme secretary,
supremo chaplain and supreme treas
Linotype Patents
WASHINGTON, May 18.—The recent
decision of the board of examiners in
chief of tho patent office has no effect
on the linotype machines now being
manufactured or their users. It had
reference to certain details of construc
tion in a machine of widely different
character. The linotype is fully pro
tected by patents which have been re
peatedly sustained by the courts and
which aro not In question anywhere by
He Left No Clue
Blanther, an ex-Hungarian army offi
cer, who ts suspected of cutting the
throat iof Mrs. Langfeldt, an aged
woman. Is still among the missing. His
movements up to Saturday morning
have been traced, but after that time
his disappearance has been complete.
It is known that Blarrlher went to his
room la te Friday night. He met a young
man named Dodge Saturday morning
and they went across the bay to Oakland
on the 10 oclock boat. There they sep
arated, and the police are inclined to
believe that Blanther returned to San
Francisco. Kvery train and boat has
been carefully watched since Saturday
afternoon in case the fugitive should
attempt to leave town. It Is now thought
that the murderer secured about $75
from his victim, and In that case he
would have enough money to get away,
once he secured a start of the police.
A Conflagration at Washington Started by
WASHINGTON, May 18.—A conflagar
tlon which resulted in the loss of almost
a quarter of million of dollars, in which
three firemen were killed and four seri
ously injured by falling walls occurred
in this city at 8 oclock tonight. Twenty
one buildings with their contents were
destroyed in two hours. The burned dis
trict consists almost entirely of com
mission and wholesale jobbing houses In
the square bounded by B street, Louis
iana avenue, Ninth and Tenth streets.
Thomas Griffin, Daniel Conway and As
sistant Foreman Guiles were the fire
men killed.
The tire started in a branch ofllce of
the postal Telegraph company, located
on B street, and is supposed to have
I een caused by lightning, a severe thun
der storm hat ing just passed over the
The buildings were filled with a mass
of inflammable material, which made it
difficult for the firemen to cope with
the progress of the flames, which spread
with great rapidity. After two hours'
hard work the flames were under control.
A rough estimate places the loss on
the buildings on Uouislana avenue at
.♦75,000 and on B street at $50,000. Other
losses are mostly on stock. Much of the
property is held by the Van Ness and
Semmes estates and Is believed to be
well Insured.
A Patriotic Rebel
PHOENIX. Ariz.. May 18.—Gov.
Franklin, himself an ex-confederate
soldier, issued his Memorial day procla
mation today. He describes the day as
one "Devoted to the memory of men
who offered up their lives upon the altar
of their country and who died that the
republic might live and the union of the
states be one and inseparable. Their
heroic achievements will live In story
and in song as long as civilization ex
ists, and their virtues will be extolled
and emulated by all who love liberty
and revere patriotism."
Numerous Ballots Pail to Make Choice
of Bishops
Delegates Opposed to Increase of Number Re
sort to Filibustering — Combinations
Formed lor Various Purposes
CLEVELAND, May 18.—The impres
sion ia becoming prevalent that a dead
lock will occur In the Methodist Episco
pal general conference over the elec
tion of two new bishops. Five balolts
were taken today without a choice, and
the election is aparently as far away as
ever. It is evident that there is a strong
element in the conference opposed to the
election of more bishops, and this ele
ment is believed to have been voting in
a scattering way for tho purpose of
precipitating a deadlock. A motion was
made today, without a second, to post
pone further balloting Indefinitely, and
it Is said the motion will be renewed to- >
morrow. The feature of today's ballot
ing were the losses of Dr. Buttz and Dr.
McCabe, two of the strongest candi
dates in the race, and the surprising
gains of Dr. Cranston, Dr. Hamilton
and Dr. Neely. It Is apparent that a
combination has been formed by the
friends of Drs. Cranston and Hamilton,
while a large eastern contingent whioh
Is opposed to the election of either Buttz
or McCabe is supporting Dr. Neely.
Bishop Newman presided this morn
ing. Dr. J. C. Morris and A. E. Perkins
of Texas, fraternal delegates from the
M. E. church, south, were Introduced.
Dr. Morris was shown scant courtesy on
the occasion of his previous appearance
before the conference, but both gentle
men were received this morning with
The result of the ninth ballot proved
a great surprise. The loss for McCabe
was 32. Cranston 27, Buttz 62, Brown 20.
The gain for Hamilton was 59, for Neely
40. This bore out the rumor of a break
to Neely and Hamilton, and the tenth
ballot was awaited with Intense inter
The tenth ballot resulted: Cranston
259, McCabe 223, Buttz 193, Hamilton 180.
Neely 81, Bowen 12; necessary to a
choice, 341.
When the conference reasembled at
2:30 the result of the eleventh ballot
was announced as follows: McCabe 214,
Cranston 244, Hamilton 191, Buttz 174,
Neely 131.
The twelfth ballot was then taken and
another adjournment to 5:30 followed.
When the conference again convened
the ballot was announced. Tt was as
follows: McCabe 192, Buttz 138, Crans
ton 230. Neely 163.
The thirteenth ballot was taken at 5:30
oclock this afternoon, after which the
conference adjourned until 7:30 oclock
In the evening.
The thirteenth ballot resulted: Crans
ton, 245: McCabe. 180; Hamilton, 187:
Neely, 172; Mutt?!, 125; Bowen, 24.
The evening session was devoted to
a reception to fraternal delegates.
The Site to Be Decided on Today—Oakland l»
OAKLAND, May IS —Whether Oak
land shall have the Wllmerding trades
school will be decided at tomorrow
night's meeting of the board of regents
State university. There has been a very
active canvass for the votes of the re
gents who are trustees for the fund
left for the establishment of the- school
by the late J. (_'. Wllmerding. The
friends of Oakland have opposed to
them partisans who are working for San
Francisco and for Stockton. Since the
board met a month ago. when Oakland
claimed sufficient votes to win, several
changes have occurred to disturb the
champions of the city of Oaks. They
claim, however that there are enough
votes yet to win the prize for Oakland,
At tomorrow's meeting ex-Mayor Wil
liam R. Davis will appear and will urge
the claims of this city. He said today:
"The situation is hopeful and Oakland
ought to win. It seems impossible for
Stockton to capture the prize and her
three or four votes will give us the vic
.loplin Confirms 1
WASHINGTON. May 18.—The confirma
tion by the Senate of Frank W. Joplin to
be postmaster at Ellsabethtown, Ky., to
day, terminates a contest that has been in
progress for two or three years. Joplin
was appointed soon after the beginning
of the present administration, to succeed
Kmily 10. Helen, who was n sister of Mrs.
Abraham Ldnooln. Mrs. Helen's friends
antagonized confirmation and have been
able to prevent it up to the present time.
The confirmation was made today over ob
on rKANspourAnoN lues. J cents
Alabama Election Frauds Not to
Be Investigated
To Be Purchased by the Nation an!
Made Free
Huntington's Hired Man Shows a Strong Dis
position to Crawfish on the Harbor
Commission Proposition
Special to tho Herald.
WASHINGTON, May 18.— Tonight
there seems good ground for believing
that Huntington's man, Frye, Is trying
to induce the conference committee on
the river and harbor bill to help him go
back on the solemn pledges that he made
on the floor of the senate when he pro
posed the amendment providing for tha
appointment by the president of tha
three civil engineers upon the commis
sion to decide upon a deep-water harbor
for Southern California. He Is now try
ing to induce the conference committee)
to insist on naming the engineers. The)
report which has got out of the at
tempted job has elicited expressions of
unmeasured condemnation from all
sides, and it will fail beyound question.
A Whole Day Devoted to Considering ass
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, May 18.—The senate
today by a vote of six yeas to forty-one)
nays defeated a motion of Mr. Allen.
Populist of Nebraska, to proceed with
the consideration of the resolution to In
vestigate alleged election irregularities
in Alabama, occuring at the Time Gov.
Oates was elected over Kolb, Populist.
The entire day of the senate after 1
p. m. was given to the bill regulating
gas rates in the District of Columbia.
Bills were passed authorizing the pur
chase by the United States and the mak
ing free of tolls the roads pasing over
the Yosemite national park; regulating
the pay of non-commissioned officers of
artillery, cavalry and infantry of the
army as follows: Sergeant majors, $30;
regimental quartermaster, $30; first ser
geant, $30; sergeant, $23; corporal, $17.
A proviso to the last bill provides for
a continuance of longevity pay as here
tofore. The bill was passed appropria
ting $200,000 for a public building and
site at Deadwood, S. D.
Mr. Chandler of New Hampshire se
cured the adoption of a resolution call
ing on the attorney-general for a state
ment of the government suits Instituted
in New York city as to the joint railway
traffic association between Chicago and
the Atlantic seaboard.
The resolutions recently presented by
Mr. Sherman for the appointment of fivo
senators to go to Alaska during the re
cess of congress and conduct certain In
quiries as to seal life, boundary, etc.,
was reported back by the committee on
contingent expenses and placed on the
calendar without recommendation.
Mr. Chandler objected to immediate
The proposed inquiry Into alleged
election irregularities In Alabama camo
up on request of Mr. Allen for uanal
mous consent to proceed to the Imme
diate consideration of the subject
Mr. Hill of New York quickly object
ed, saying other business had the right
of way and this proposed inquiry was
not a privileged question.
Mr. Chandler, author of the resolution
of inquiry, pointed out that the question
had been pending here in one form or
another for the last two years, and It
seemed evident, said Mr. Chandler, that
the resolution could not progress so long
as the New York senator was here to
Mr. Chandler asked unanimous con
sent that a final vote be taken on tha
resolution on Wednesday at 5 p. m.
Mr. Allen added that in order to re
lieve the presiding officer, Vice-president
Stevenson, from ruling upon the ques
tion of privilege, he would move to take,
up the resolution. The motion was de
feated—yeas, G; nays, 41.
Those voting in the affirmative were:
Messrs. Chandler, Frye, Gallinger and
Morrill, Republicans; and Messrs. Al
len and Peffer, Populistis.
On the announcement of the vote, Mr.
Allen said with some feeling that this
disclosed to him what he bad long sus
pected, that there was no sincerity on
the part of Republican senators, with,
the exception of the author of the resolu
tion (Chandler), as to proceeding with
tho investigation. He had felt satisfied
he said, that when it came to a show
down Republican senators would join
with the Democrats In defeating tbo
investigation. He said he desired this
vote to go before the country, in view
of the claim that the Republican party
stood for a fair election and an honest
Mr. Sherman answered briefly that Mr.
Allen had entirely misapprehended the)
causes leading to the adverse vote. It
was not for the present congress, but for
the one assembling March 4th next, to in
quire into any questions affecting the
seats of Senators or members whoso
terms begin ut that time.
Mr. Allen rose to state that In his judg
ment the vote was a deliberate refusal
to carry out the party claims of cham
pioning the cause of fair elections.
Mr. Chandler said that the vote had
resulted largely in tbe unwillingness
to displace appropriation lolls. If hr»
had been consulted he would have ad
vised against crowding a vote as against
appropriation bills.
With this Hurry over, the senate took
up the bill relating to tlie price of gas
in the District of Columbia.
Te debate involved a general discus
sion of tbe cost of gas, lasting through
out the day. the bill being passed at 6
oclock. when the senate held an execu
tive Bession and adjourned.
Unor Bills Passed—lmmigration Bills set for
WASHINGTON, May IS—lt was ex
pected that the house would take up tho
consideration of the immigrant bills on
the calendar today under a special or
der, but owing to the pressure of other
matters the order was not presented
until just prior to adjournment. It was
then amended so as to give tomorrow
and Wednesday until 4 oclock for tbo
consideration of these bills. There are
four of them,- The McCall bill provides
for an educational test; the Stone bill
provides for consular inspection, and the
Mahaney and Corliss bills provide for
more rigid enforcement of the present
immigration laws and especially deal
with Immigration from Canada. Quite
a number of the minor bills and confer

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