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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 247.
THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS Senate Insists on Amendments to House Bills THE NUMBER OF WAR SHIPS And Appropriations for Support ol Sec] tarian Schools Again Sent to Conference—l he Pilled Cheese BUI Puses—Adverse Report on the Anti-Bond Bill Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, June 4.—The senate held one of the busiest sessions of this congress today. Late in the day the filled cheese bill was passed as it came from the house, by a vote of 37 to 18, thus completing the legislation on this subject. The measure Is annlagous to the oleomargarine law. The bill defines "filled cheese" to embrace "all sub stances made of milk or skimmed milk with the admixture of butter, animal oils or fats, vegetables or any other oils or compounds foreign to such milk and made in imitation or semblance of cheese." Filled cheese manufacturers are tax ed $400 annually; wholesale dealers, $250; retail dealers, $12. In addition to these taxes, the product Itself Is taxed 1 cent per pound, and imported filled cheese is taxed 8 cents per pound in ad dition to the Import duty. It is provided that filled cheese shall be packed by the manufacturers iv wooden packages only, and branded with the words "till ed cheese" in black-faced letters not less than two Inches In length, lt is also provider! that all retail and wholesale dealers in filled cheese shall display in a conspicuous place in their salesroom a sign hearing the words "Filled Cheese Sold Here." in black-faced letters not less than six Inches in length, upon a white ground. Several efforts to add tariff amend ments to the bill were defeated. An amendment by Stewart of Nevada for a tax of 1 cents per pound on w 00l w as luid on the table—32 to 14. An amendment by Mr. Lindsay repeal ing the one-eighth differential duty on sugar was tabled—3l to 111. After the disposal of the cheese bill, an animated contest occurred over Mr. Lodge's motion to take up the immi gration bill. The controversy over the number of battleships remains open, Mr. Quay's motion that the senate recede from its amendment reducing the number of ships from four to two being defeated— 17 to 33. The senate also defeated—l 7to 31—a motion by Mr. Lodge to recede from its amendment relating to sectarian schools. An unsuccessful effort was made by Mr. Gear, chairman of the committee on Pacific railroads, to have the eighth day of the next session fixed for the haring of the bin refunding the Pacific railroad debt. The Joint resolution was passed for a scientific Inquiry into seal life In Beh rlng sea. The conference report on the naval ap propriation bill, was taken up In the senate today, the landing question being Quay's motion in the senate that the senate recede from the amendment re ducing the number of battleships from four to two. Gorman said two questions were Involved—one, was it wise to order four battleships when defects in those already ordered have been disclosed, and w hen the board was In session con sidering improvements in construction; the other was as to the expediency of this large expenditure at a time of finan cial stringency. "I am always in favor of a fair Increase of the navy," said Mr Gorman, "but I am unalterably opposed to building four ships, considering th" condition of the treasury und improve ments being made in naval construc tion. Quay s motion to recede from the bat tleship reduction amendment was de feated—l 7to .13 as follows: Yeas- Re publicans. Aldrich, Brown. Carter Da vid. Dubois, Gear, Mitchell, Perkins, Plutt. Quay. Shoup, Wilson; Democrats Morgan. Nays—Republicans, Allison Chandler, Clark. Galltnger, Hale, Mor rill, Nelson, Pettigrew. Pritchard Sher man, Teller. Warren; Democrats Hate Berry, Chilton. Cockrell.George Gorman Harris. Hill, ./ones (Arkansas). Lindsay' Mills, Palmer, Pasco. Pugh. Smith, VesY Vilas, Walthall, White; Populists But ler. Peffer; total. 33. The effect of this vote was to empha size the disagreement between the house and senate, the former insisting on four the latter on two battleships. The items of ships and armor were committed again to conference. A partial conference report on the Indian appropriation bill was agreed to— ft to 20. It covers the plan of estab dshing Indian citizenship In Indian ter ritory, to be executed by the Dawes com mission. Lodge of Massachusetts moved to re oede from the senate amendment on sec tarian schools. The house suspended appropriations to sectarian schools but the seriate amendment gave until July 1, 1898, for the change. The motion to recede was defeated—yeas 17, nays 31— as follows: Yeas—Republicans, Brown, Chandler Clark, Dubois, C.allinger, Lodge Mitch ell (Oregon), Morrill. Piatt, Sewell, Tel ler, Warren, Wilson; Democrats, C.oorge Populists, Butler. Nays—Republicans, Allison, Carter, Davis, Hansbrough Hawley, Mcßrlde, Pettigrew, Sherman, Shoup; Democrats, Bate, Berry, Chilton Cockrell, Faulkner, Gorman,Harri.s.Hilf Jones (Arkansas), Llndsey. Mills, Mitch ell, Morgan, Palmer, Pasco, Pugh, Smith Turpie, Vest. Vilas, Walthall. White. A bill was passed granting right of way thtrough the Fort Bliss military reserva tion to the Xl Paso and Northeastern Railroad company. At the request of Morgan his resolu tion calling on the president for In formation what If any demand should be made in the cose of the Competitor, seiz ed by Spaniards, went over till tomor row. A joint resolution was reported by Morrill, from the finance committee, anil passed authorizing scientific inquiry Into the condition of the fur seals in the North Pacific. The resolution appro priates $5000 for the inquiry, and author izes the president to detail government officials to conduct the inquiry. Mr. Gear, chairman of the Pacific rail ways commute, rose to make a state ment as to the Union and Central Pacific funding bill. He said $110,000,000 was due the government, and the debt would mature at an early date. It was in cumbent on congress to take some ac tion to protect the interests of the gov ernment. For this reason he moved the funding bill, now on the calendar, be taken up next session and made the continuous order of business until action was secured. Mr. Morgan, who made a minority re port on the bill, said he favored the mo tion. The subject ought to be disposed of at the December session, as it was of great importance. . Mr. Berry of Arkansas objected to any agreement, and raised the point of no quorum. Before a quorum coud be sum moned the morning hour expired and the filled cheese bill came up. Mr. Gear stated he would renew his motion tomor row. Mr. Vest spoke In opposition to the filled cheese bill. He said the oleomar garine law had turned out to the bene fit of Messrs. Nelson, Morris and Ar mour, who added the oleomargarine tax to the products sold to poor people, and this law would operate In the same way. Mr. Vest proposed two amendments, viz: That the measure shoud not be taken to extend the police power of the federal government so as to conflict with the police power of the states, and that "skimmed cheese" made from skim milk be Included with filled cheese. Mr. Sherman urged that the bill was designed to stop an obvious fraud. Mr. White, Democrat, of California asked what had become of certain amendments covering wool and the Dlngley bill. "Let me Inform the senator," Inter jected Mr. Mitchell, Republican, of Ore gon, "that I intend to offer as an amend ment the Dlngley bill, pure and sim pie. wlthont the change of a dot." "That Is Interesting," mused Mr. White, "and I would like to know how the senator from Ohio (Sherman) ex pects to vote on the Dlngley bill." Mr. White then turned his attention to opposing the filled cheese bill Speeches were made In favor of the bill by Senators Gear of lowa, Vilas of Wisconsin ami Chandler of New Hump shire. An amendment by Mr. Vest stating that the bill was designed for revenue and not for police purposes was tabled; yeas :IL'. nays 14. Mr. Stewart. Populist, of Nevada of fered un amendment fixing a duty of 10 cents per pound nn wool. Mr. Sherman moved to lay the amend ment on the table. Baying it was clearly for the purpose nf embarrassing tho measure. The motion was carried; yeas nays 17. Mr. Mitchell of Oregon, who had given notice nf offering the Dingley tariff bill as an amendment, said that he had been appealed to by his associates not to press this amendment and he would ac cede to this request. Mr. Stewart caused much amusement by saying that If the Dinglev hill amend ment was urged he would offer a free silver amendment. Mr. Lindsay (Dem., Ky.) offered an amendment repealing the one-eighth differential duty on sugar. Mr. Sherman moved to lav the motion on the table, which prevailed. Mr. Morgan criticized the bill. Mr. Hill expressed the hope that the senate would disagree with the finance committee amendments reducing the amount of the tax. Mr. Sherman assented to the sugges tion and without division the house rates were substituted. The bill was then passed; yeas 37, nays 13, as fol lows: Yeas—Republicans: Aldrich, Allison. Urown, Chandler, Clark. Cullom, Davis, Dubois, Gallinger, I ale, Hansbrough, Hawley, Lodge, McHride, Mitchell of Oregon, Morrill, Nelson, Perkins, Pet tigrew, Piatt, Pritchard, Quay, Sewell, Sherman, Shoup, Teller. Warren—27. Democrats: Hill, Mitchell of Wiscon sin, Palmer, Smith. Turpie and Vilas 6. Populists: Butler, Jones of Nevada, Peffer, Stewart—4. Total 37. Nays-Democrats: Date, D ry, Chil ton, George, Gorman, Harris, Jones <-f Arkansas, Lindsay, Mills. Morgan, Pas co, Vest. White—l 3. A spirited contest for precedence en sued. Mr. Lodge moved to take up the immigration bill, but Mr. Hill urged that the bill relating to punishment for con tempt ot court ought to have prece dence, 'i hen the vote was taken on Mr. Lodge's motion. Many Democratic sen ators refrained from voting, thus being able to break a quorum. After several dilatory moves Mr. Lodge withdrew his mot lon. Several bills were passed, including those authorizing the appointment of the supervisors of the Lady Franklin bay expedition as sergeants retired of the army, construing the flaws relating to the award of life -saving medals. At G oclock the senate adjourned. IN THE liijUSß The Djy Devoted to DicMlng Contested Elec tion Cases WASHINGTON. June 4.-By a vote of I 163 to ;;;>, the house today decided against the claim of William Elliott from the South Carolina district, and gave the scat to George VV. Murray. Mr. Mur ray is a colored man and in the fifty-first congress was seated In place of Mr. El liott. Tlie latter had 1734 majority on the face of the returns, but the commit tee found that the forme r had carried the district by a majority of 434. Mr. Murray was given a round of applause when he came forward to be sworn in. Mr. Elliott is the ninth Democrat un seated by the present house. The re mainder of the day was mainly occu pied in debating the cuse of Martin vs. Lockhart, from the Seventh North Car olina district. The contestant is a Pop ulist and Mr. Kern, Populist of Ne braska, w ho has been w aging a guerilla warfare in the house with a view of get ting up the bill in which he is interest! d, was considerably embarrassed by this ease-, as he was forced into the' posi tion of objecting to the tiling of tlie view s of the majority. This caused dissatis faction on the Republican side among nn mbers who did not desire to vote un til they examined both sides of the case, lt was finally arranged to read the re port and let the vote be taken tomorrow. The final conference report on the gen eral deficiency appropriation hill wits agreed to, and also a partial repoat on the District of Columbia bill. The sen ate amendments -to the bill to retire ( ommander Quackenbush were adopt ed. The conference report on the bill to pension the widow of the late Senator George Spencer of Alabama was agreed Still Chash.K Dunham SANTA CRUZ, June 4.-Sheriff Besse had a talk today with Sheriff Rallou, Who was on his way to San Luis Obispo with his bloodhounds. Rallou says that he is convinced that Dunham is'still in smith s canyon or is dead. The can yon is so filled with gorges and ravines that it is impossible to find the body for some clays. Ballou said all that had been 'Usoovered belonging to Dunham was his horse and sack. The Sheriff's office received a tele gram this afternoon from Juan Kdson special deputy sheriff and posse, that' Dunham passed Hayes station, in Fres no county, yesterday shortly afternoon. The officer states that there Is no doubt that the man Is Dunham. Sheriffs Lyn don of this county, McAvoy of San Ma teo and Mathews of Hollister are all after him. Lyndon expects to stay In Pinoche tonight. The story that Juan Ldson sends in agrees exactly with the trail which, has been followed by Dep uty Gardner. * p Presbyterian Assembly June 4.-The closing hours ot the United Presbyterian general as sembly were busy ones, the following sums being appropriated to the various boards: Foreign missions, $108 000 --home missions, $100,000; church extcn' sion, $50,000; freedmen's missions $50 - 000; ministerial relief, $8000; educational regular work, $10,000; colleges and sem iat^349,000: 000; aSSembly fund - «000; to- THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. FRIDAY MORNING-. JUNE 5, 189 6-TEN PAGES. FROM THE FAR SOUTH SEAS Meager Particulars of Kate Field's Death THE HAWAIIAN LEGISLATURE Repeats tbe Request for Annexation to tbe Union Complications With (treat Britain drawing Out ot the Late Rebrllion .Irs. Stevenson Arrives at Apia Associated Tress Special Wire. HONOLULU, May 28. per steamer Alameda to San Francisco —(Special correspondence of Associated Tress) — The funeral of Kate Field, who died on the 18th, was held on the 20th. The body was embalmed and placed in a tempo | rary vault pending instructions to Con sulrGeneral Mills from Chicago, lt is j understood that Miss Field said ir sin? I died In Honolulu she wished her remains to be burled beside John Brown at North Elba, N. Y. The funeral was attended by Presi dent Dole, members of the cabinet and many leading citizens. She fell sick on the island of Hawaii and started for i Honolulu by steamer, dying half an hour after the steamer arrived of pneu- I inonla. I The senate and house on the evening ! of adjournment reaffirmed by resolution the desire of the voters and legislature for annexation to the United States In the Interest nf California wines Min ister Damon introduced a bill to admit grape wines under 18 per cent alcohol j free of duty. Lilluokalanl, the ex-queen, has left the American church and Joined the I English church. Great Britain has made a demand on j the Hawaiian government on behalf of , Volney V. Ashford, exiled for oomplic i lty in the rebellion fifteen months ago. i The demand In plain language says that I Ashford. who has repeatedly asked per- I mission to land, must be allowed to do | so. His demands were refused, and he | appealed to the British government, j President Dole has replied to the de i mand, refusing to allow Ashford to come j here. In ( lose official clrc'es it Is be- I lleved a British-man-of-w f, will come here and Ashford will be landed without respect to the wishes of the Hawalllan novel luiienc. President Dole will be firm in the mat ter, and will probably appeal to the Pnitc-d States for aid. Ashford is a na tive of Ontario, Canada, and is now sick In a San Francisco hospital. ASHFORD VERY SICK. SAN FRANCISCO, June 4.—Volney Ashford. mentioned in the advices from Honolulu, is In the French hospital In this city, where he has been confined for nearly nine months suffering from a variety of ills, which ended in a para lytic stroke. An effort was made today to see Col onel Ashford relative to the advices from Honolulu, hut he declared he had no information to give. He referred the re porter to his brother, Attorney Clarence Ashford, and that gentleman made the folhruing statement: j "V. V. Ashford. having been convicted by the military court of the offense of misprison of treason (failure to disclose his alleged knowledge of treason com mitted by others) the British govern ment, to whom he appealed, represented to the Hawaiian government that the conviction be set aside and the sentence founded thereon annulled. I understood that the request has not been finally answered by tho Hawaiian government, though negotiations have been proceed ing between the two governments upon the topic for some months. The claim that my brother has repeatedly or at all asktcl permission to land in Hawaii is absolutely false. He has never asked permission and never will ask, and would not accept it." Attorney Ashford declines to discuss British man-of-war incident, say ing that when his brother was ready to return to Honolulu he would do so. At present, however, the probability of his early return was very remote. NOTES FROM SAMOA. APIA, Samoa. May 20., per steamer Alameda. —The Germans appear to be assisting the pretender. Tamasese, as they did his father some years ago. The I attempt is being opposed by the Ameri jt an and Hrltlsh consuls. The Tamasese party has lately been making demonstra tions of defiance. Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson and 1 Lloyd Osborne and his bride and Mrs. Strong arrived last week to remain two years to complete Stevenson's unfin ished works. The charge against H. J. Moore of im porting arms and ammunition has been dismissed by the lower court and the prosecution has appealed to the supreme court. Considerable ammunition is still being- imported, ostensibly for sporting purposes, but really for the use of the disaffected natives. IN COMMITTEE Sliver Assays to Be Provided for—Bond BUI Report WASHINGTON, June 4.—The final agreement of the conferees of the two houses upon the general deficiency bill, which was reached today, includes that provision for the assaying and stamp ing of silver and other ores imported into this country for which Senator Du bois has been contending for many years. The amendment was inserted by the senate at Mr. Dubois' instance, and it provides for the equipment of the necessary works at El Paso, Tex.; Northport, Wash., and Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. The secretary of the treasury is authorized either to purchase lands and to construct buildings or to pur chase buildings already erected at these points for the purpose of making the. assays required. The amendment re quires that in no case shall a less quan tity than onefifth of any importation of ore be subjected to the sampling pro cess. Tho ways and means committee has not decided upon a program for the bond resolution in the house. In view of the nearness of the session's end and the press of important measures it Is very doubtful whether the bill will be called up, as it can be brought forward only by a special order from the committee on rules. Chairman Dingley's report, which will be presented to the house to morrow, holds that the issuing power is necessary to preserve the parity of the different kinds of money. It upholds the act authorizing the issue of bonds as a Republican measure. Incidentally the secretary of the treasury is authorized to use the proceeds of the bond issues for the current expenses of the govern ment to cover the inability of the Wilson tariff'<*ct to provide sufficient revenue. The senate is also criticised for failure to pass the Dlngley revenue bill passed by the house. The minority report In favor of the senate bond resolution has been pre pared by Representative Wheeler, Dem ocrat of Alabama. It declares that It was never contemplated that the act of January 14, 1875, should be construed to A GOOD BLOW FOR CALIFORNIA have any operation further than to ef fect the resumption of specie payments in 1875. It certainly was not contem plated at that time to give any presi dent of the I'nlted States unlimited au thority to exercise the power which the framers of the constitution conferred upon congress alone. The report de clares there is fiSs emperor, king or po l tentate ruling over any parliamentary I country on earth other than the United States who claims the right to exercise this extraordinary prerogative. The house committee on ways and means, by a vote of 13 to 2. decided to ; report the senate bond bill adversely. The Republicans spoke of the bill as a Populist measure. Grosvenor made a motion for an adverse report, which was carried after Wheeler's motion for a favorable report was voted down. Chair man Dlngley prepared a majority report. Wheeler will make one for the minority. THE MOSCOW HORROR A Conceited Chief of Police Must tleir the Blame MOSCOW, June 4.—Eye witnesses of the terrible and fatal crush on the KhodjnskOje plain last Saturday agree j that M. Vlassovsky, prefect of police is chiefly to blame for the disaster. He I huffily refused military offers of troops 1 to control the crowd, declaring that he 1 knew his own business and that there was no nead of any fear of an accident I Popular feeling against Vlassovsky is Intense and his name has become a : curse among the populace, who. armed i with bottles and stones, would have | lynched him the same day upon his arrival at the plain if he had not had his | route lined with troops and himself Btrongly guarded. It appears that during the crush a ! number of Cossacks. Anding themselves I surrounded, freely used their whips on ' the crowd, in order to force their way ! out. Three were torn from their sad dies and were killed and this led to the Aight of the others. A number of peas- I ants were drowned in the vats of beer | provided for the feast, into which they plunged in order to secure the llejuor. \ MULTI-MILLIONAIRE CORBIN I Dashed to Death by a Runaway Carriage ream i The Driver Also Killed, While Other Occu pants ol the Vehicle Suffered More or Less Serious Injury NEWPORT, N. H., June 4.—Mr. Aus tin Corbin, the multi-millionaire of New- York, died at 9:42 tonight from injuries received by the running away of the ' horses attached to his carriage. Theac- I cldent occurred about 3 oclock this after- | noon while Mr. Corbin was driving from his estate and game preserves two miles from here, accompanied by his grand son, Edgell Corbin. and the latter's tu tor. The driver was John Stokes. When coming out of the entrance gate the hou ses shied and in their fright dashed across the street, colliding with a high stone wall. The carriage was over turned sufficiently to eject with great , force all its occupants, with the result j thab one of Mr. Corbin's legs was brok- I ! en in two places and the other wrenched, ] j while his head was terribly bruised. Tho I 1 driver was injured Internally and died ; lat ti oclock. Edgell Corbin had one leg broken besides other injuries while the ! tutor escaped with a severe shaking up. The Arst information of the accident brought to the village was when local I surgical help w as summoned. Word was immediately dispatched to New York and Boston for the best of surgical skill and skilled nurses. Mr. and Mrs. Cor bin and their grandson came to their summer home from New York on Mem orial day and the other members of the family were to follow in a few days. Austin Corbin, who was often called the King of Long Island, was born in Newport, N. H., June 11, 1527. He was graduated at Harvard law school In 1849. After practicing law at Newport a while In 1851 he removed to Daven port. lowa, where he lived fourteen years. He was a rich man when he came to New York and started the bank ing house of Austin Corbin &Co Aus tin Corbin built the lirst railroad from Brooklyn to Coney Island, and lt was through his instrumentality that the Arst of the large hotels was erected there. In addition to his large railroad interests as president of the Long Island railroad system and his administration ' of the affairs of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad during its difficulties Mr. Corbin found time to put In opera tion many financial schemes, philan thropic plans of colonization and immi gration. Cuban Notes TAMPA. Fla., June 4.—Cuban circles are agitated here tonight over the ar rival of 54 members of the Bermuda ex pedition, who came from Sambo creek Honduras, via Mobile. This expedition left Jacksonville durhtg the latter part of April. While the crew were disem barking on the Cuban coast the Ber muda was approached by Spanish war ships and had to escape. More than 30 Cubans were drowned during the excite ment. Some were safely landed. Sear raga, the commander, landed, but Arano, second In command, is here. MADRID, June 4.—The cabinet has had a long discussion over the Campos- Borrero affair. They decided to prevent the duel, and as a result of the discussion both men have been placed under arrest In their homes. Gen .Borrero refuses to retract his offensive statement and pre fers to resign the command of the Fifth army corps. Accidental Drowning- BILLINGS, Mont., June 4.—Mrs. Samuel Close and two young daughters were drowned near Big Horn Hot Springs in Wyoming while attempting to cross the Big Horn river. IN THE POLITICAL FIELD Kentucky Democrats Conclude Their Convention IRONCLAD INSTRUCTIONS Make a Solid Delegation for Blackburn and Silver St. Louis Busy With Preparations for the Bin Convention, Including Regiments of Detective*— Political Pickings Associated Press Soeclal Wire. LEXINGTON, Ky., June 4.—The Dem ocratic state convention closed this afternoon, after the free - silver ! men had secured everything in the organization, as well as In the plat form. The resolutions not only instruct led the Kentucky delegation for Senator ; Blackburn for president, hut also for the unit rule, so the two delegates from the | Louisville district will have no voice I whatever at Chicago. The free-silver i men have the four delegates at large, | and all the other delegates except the j two from the fifth district. The more | radical delegates wanted the credentials ; committee to seat enough delegates in i the lifth district to change the selections , made yesterday, but with the unit rule |as adopted today this was unnecessary. The delegation stands 24 to 2, and under its Instructions for Blackburn am] the ' unit rule, it Is the same as solid. When ; some gold men protested against the I Iron-clad Instructions, they were cited ito the oc.se ip New York where thirty I delegates from that state were against Cleveland at his first nomination in 18X4, ; and under the unit rule theiwhole vote j was cast for Cleveland, and again at : the last Democratic national convention jit was cast as a unit for Hill. Black burn and Hardin were free-silver run ! ning mates in the last campaign. Hhea j and Ellis, the other two delegates at large, have been the leading stump speakers in the free-silver canvass I w liich closed last Saturday. They are j exceptionally brilliant orators. Nelson , Rothwell, llallam and Carroll, the al- I ternates, were also prominent for free silver in the canvass, as were Tarvin I and Smith, the candidates for electors. From expressions among the Kentucky delegation, it is learned their second choice tor president is Bland of Mis souri. j Blackburn, Hardin, Rhea and Ellis l were elected delegates at large and Nel son, Carroll. Hallam and Roswell al ternates, all by acclamation. J P Tar vey and W. R. Smith were nominated as electors at large by acclamation; Na poleon Hayes and Charles Wilt.m as sistant electors at large. A free-silver greeting was read from the Virginia Democratic state convention. After ; adopting resolutions of thanks to the , Democratic free-silver press, the con j ventlon adjourned. l!ON V ENTION PREPARATIONS BT. LOUIS, June 4.—Arrangements for ! the allotment of seats reserved for the I press at the national Republican con i ventlon have been practically enm i pleted. The press committee had a lengthy conference with Sergeant-at- I Arms Byrnes today, and it was Anally I agreed that no paper should be allowed more than six seats in the press gallery The great morning dallies of New York Chicago, Cincinnati, Boston. Philadel phia, St. Louis, Pittsburg, St. Paul, Min neapolis. Denver and San Francisco w ill each be given six seats, while the after noon papers of those cities will receive one to four seats. The St. Louis papers agreed to take the rear seats, giving the visiting press the more advantageous places. The papers from thei less im portant cities will receive one! to fou* seats each. According to the present ar rangements there will be 454 seats In the press gallery, and only working news paper men will be allowed to occupy them. The drones will have to pose in that part of the hall reserved for the people. The press committee will tomor row send word to each of the large dally papers' of the' country the number of seats that have been allotted, and noti fy them that the tickets and badges for the seats w ill be given the represenatlve who presents proper credentials upon his arrival in St. Louis. Chief of Police Harrigan has tele graphed to the principal cities of the country for detectives, who will arrive In St. Louis Saturday and remain until after the national convention. Among the sleuths who w ill be here are two each from N<*w York. Chicago, Cincinnati, Kansas City. Denver. Louis ville, Pittsburg, Memphis and Omaha. It Is expected that Philadelphia. Balti more. Washington, Brooklyn and Bos ton will send detectives, and a requisi tion may be made upon Buffalo. Cleve land. Toledo, Detroit and San Francis co. These detectives come at the ex pense of St. Louis, and their salaries and expenses are paid from the regular po lice appropriation. Their duty will be to watch the crowds which attend the convention, and to arrest every person of had reputation they see In the city, whether the crook is wanted' particular crime or not. 1 VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS. STAITNTON. Va., June 4—Chairman Ellison called the Democratic state con vention to order and named J. Bell Big ger of Richmond for temporary chair man. Bigger expressed the hope that harmony would characterize the pro ceedings. The committee on resolutions is composed almost entirely of silver men, and Senator Daniel Is chairman. The convention took a recess until 3:30 Immediately upon the reassembling of the convention the committee on per manent organisation reported. While waiting for the committee on credentials to report ex-Congressman .Marshall and Thomas S. Martin addressed the body. The latter called Cleveland's wrecker of his party. The silver men cheered and the gold men hissed at this. Congressman Tucker followed. He said: "There IS in the White House a big mar (cheers and hisses); a great bis: man (more cheers and hisses). While I do not agree with all Mr. Cleveland has done. I tell you he Is nn honest man and a patriot." When the committee on credentials re ported Senator Daniel read the majority report of the resolutions committee, it deprecates the "growing influence of trusts"; declares for a tariff tax for rev enue, limited to the necessities of an eco nomically administered government ami opposes a third term of the presidential otlice. The financial plank is substan tially as follows: "We are for sound money, the soundest the world has ever had or can have This sound money should consist of sil ver and of paper, redeemable in silver or gold at the option of the holder: tbe units of the whole mass to be kept at parity by coinage rights and equal legal tender functions, the only method by which the parity of the two metals has been continuously and successfully maintained. "We hereby Instruct all of our dele gates from Virginia lo the national con vention to vote for a platform declaring for the free ami unlimited coinage of sil ver anil gold at the ratio of Hi to 1. and for candidates for president and vice president who openly advocate that prln j ciple." Mr Munford of Richmond presented a I minority report signed by himself and titers which declares the Demo cratic party Of Virginia stands ready !to abide by the declarations of the Chi cago convention soon to assemble, but as indicative of its own views, it de clares unalterable opposition to free coinage at lt> to l or any other arbitrary ratio without international agreement. After some discussion the minority re port was rejected by a vote of 1276 to. 171, and the majority report was adopted as It came from the committee. The con ventlon then took a recess until 11 p. m. At the evening session, the unit rule was adopted and a resolution passed de claring the Democrats! of Virginia would hail the nomination of Senator Daniel as one of the candidates of the party on the "national ticket." The delegates at large are John A. Daniel, W. A. Jones. Claud A. Swanson and H. S. K. Morrison. The electors at large are Vv'. P.. Mc- Ilwaine of Dinwiddle and X. W. Mar shall of Craig. Peter Otey was chosen for national committeeman. The convention at 11:1)0 p. m. adjourn ed sine die. DEMOCRATS IN DAKOTA. JAMESTOWN, N. D.. June 4.—The Democratic state convention met in this city at noon today. John Iturke of Rou lette was made chairman of the con vention. The chair appointed a com mittee of seven on resolutions. The com mittee reported resolutions favoring free coinage of both gold and silver which were adopted. The following delegates I to the Chicago convention were elected: j Senator Rich Williams of Grand Forks, J. J. Hill of Burleigh, R. Hartman of Cass, Eason of Ramsey, Wilson of Pem bina. On motion today delegates were in structed to vote for free coinage of both gold and silver at 16 to 1, and to vote fov I a oardidste <*• — nwwiriden* wh • ■ nrfld j stand on that platform, John D, lien ton attended the convention as a spec tator, having refused to act as a delegate on account of the silver complexion of the convention. The convention adjournejf at 6 oclock this evening. OREGON POLITICS. PORTLAND, Or., June 4.—Scattering returns and corrections received tonight reverse things anil show that Ellis ( Re publican) has a plurality of 6"> over Quinn (Populist) for congress in the sec ond dtstrict. Complete returns are still missing from three counties. In the first district a mistake was dis | covered today in the count of Yamhill [ county which reduces Vanderburg's (Populist) vote In that county by 200 votes. This, together with partial re turns from Curry county, gives Vander burg a plurality of 100 over Tongue, (Re publican). In both districts it will un doubtedly require the official count to determine the result. The count iv this city was completed this afternoon. Pennoyer for Mayiir had a plurality of 2384 in a total vote of 15,279, TERRITORIAL SILVERITES. TPCSON, Ariz., June 4.--The territor ial convention meets on the Bth Inst. All the counties except one have elected del egates, all unequivocally pledged to elect none but free-silver delegates to Chicago. Cleveland was refused endorsement in every convention. Some of his terri torial appointees hope to prevent the territorial convention from adopting resolutions reflecting on the administra tion. There is no doubt that the entire delegation to Chicago will be uncompro misingly for free silver. MAINE POLITICS. LEWISTON. Me.. June 4.—The Popu lists held their state convention here to day. After endorsing the Omaha plat form the resolutions were adopted unan imously demanding free coinage at 10 to 1 without consent of other nations. They also call for the payment of the bonded debt and declare that no more bonds should be Issued. L. C. Bateman was nominated for congress. Underwriters' Union SAN FRANCISCO, June 4.—The Fire Underwriters' union perfected its or ganiaztlon today by tho election of an executive committee. The one thing necessary to the consummation of the plan is still lacking. The Royal and Hartford companies are determined not to enter the compact unless an abso lute non-intercourse clause is included In the articles of agreement. To this the other companies w ill not agree, and thus the whole project is hung high in the air. The executive committee se lected is composed of the following per sons, besides the president and vice president: Robert Dickson, A. E. Ma gill, eGorge W. Spencer, H. R. Mann, George E. Butler, W. J. Landers and Thomas E. Pope. International Arbitration MOHONK LAKE, N. V., June 4.—The second day's session of the International Arbitration conference showed a gen eral agreement upon the desirability of arbitration, but as to its practicability and the means of obtaining it there was wide difference of opinion. At the morning session, ex-Senator Edmunds, w ho presided, declared it altogether un practical to expect the nations to agree without reserve to submit all kinds of questions of arbitration. Judge Earl of the New York court of appeals favored this view, and thought the scope of tha proposed permanent tribunal would have to be limited at first to a few speci fied questions. A (ireat Leader SAN FRANCISCO. June 4.—"Gen." J. S. Coxey of Massillon. 0., who led the Commonweal army of several thousand unemployed men to Washington a cou ple of years ago, is in this city en route from Portland, Or., to San Diego, where he will open the campaign in behalf of the Populists of this Btatc on Monday next. t c=Nr* ON TRANSPORTATION LINB3, 3 C.INTS WHITE FOR PRESIDENT In Case a Silver Platform is Adopted II SMffill IS 111 Hill By Politicians and Newspapers Throughout the Country VOTE OF TMC SOLID SOUTH Will Go lo Any Good Democrat Who Favors Silver Senator White'g Anti-Monopolistic Record Makes 1 im an Ideal Candidate His Urasp of International Matters Causes Him to be LookeJ Upon aa a Fit Leader of the People Special to the Herald. WASHINGTON, June 4.—The recent suggestion of Senator White for first place on the Democratic national ticket in the event that a free coinage, sixteen to one platform shall be adopted by tha Chicago convention is developing considerable staying power, and the idea appears to be grow ing. Already it has been men tioned in a number of the principal pa pers in the eastern and middle states, as well as in the west, and it has un doubtedly found much fa vor here among those astute judges of public men. Tho correspondents of the great papers claim that, as the south will certainly go sol idly for any good Democrat who is nomi nated on a free silver platform, it be comes important to secure a well-known silver man from the west whose per sonal popularity will make him strong in that section. Senator White's friends say that his record as a constant and consistent friend of silver and the fact that he is the only man who, being without wealth, and a Democrat, has been sent to the senate from his state in tho face of the opposition of the Southern Pacific company, proves him possessed of the requisite qualities. It is also claimed by politicians that sliver being especially an issue between the masses and the classes, any candidate who heads the silver party must have a record free from any monopolistic and corporate entanglements. In this respect the California senator would he surely an ideal candidate, for his whole public life, and especially the record made by him in this congress, demonstrates that while he has no ene mies among corporations as such pur suing legitimate lines of business and Industry, he is unalterably opposed to any corporation aggression upon tho rights of the people. His position upon the tariff is Democratic and leaves noth ing to be desired in that respect. An other element of strength claimed for* Senator White is found in the reputa tion which he has made in this congresa for a clear comprehension and fair grasp of international matters, his recent speech in the senate upon some of ourr international complications have given him a national reputation in this re spect, and he is looked upon as being; eminently fitted to cope with the unset* tied national troubles which President Cleveland will probably leave for hist successor. The feeling in favor of the senator for the leader of his party this year is not by any means confined to California. A prominent southern Democrat and sil ver leader of the house of representa tives today said to your correspondent that he had rather see Senator White In the' White House than any other Dem ocrat of his acquaintance. The senator when questioned about the matter sair that he had given it no thought whatever, and appeared less in terested than the many prominent peo* pie who were talking about it. An Awful Outrage MILWAUKEE, June 4.—A trolley calf on the Cuhady line of the Milwaukee! Electric Railway company was am bushed tonight at a point two miles south) of the city. Fully 25 shots were fired In to it. Two men were shot, one fatally. They are John E. Breen, motorman. of -Manistee. Mich., 27 years old, shot through the lower abdomen, will die; Adolph Schwarz, conductor. Milwaukee, shot through the leg. not serious. The wounded motorman ran the ear to the city ami both men were removed to the hospital. The car left t'tthady at 8:30 p.m. At a point on the road a log was found across tbe track and the con ductor advanced to remove 11, when several shots were fired at him an he fell, but was assisted to the car by the motorman, when more shots were fired and the motorman was fatally wounded. The murderers, who are supposed to be striks sympathizers, escaped. A. Silver Tree WASHINGTON, June 4.—The agricul tural department has added a new and very beautiful tree to the trees of the United States, 'litis is v native of South ern Africa, where it is known commonly as the "silver tree." Secretary Morton has received from an entomological agent of the government at the ('ape of (rood Hone a number of seeds of tin- silver tree. Some attempts have been made to acclimate It in Southern Kurope. but so far as is known without success, and one. species Is re ported to exist in California, ft is believed that while even iv Washington it can only be cultivated iv a greenhouse. It may be successfully Introduced In Southern Cali fornia aud Southern Jfciorlda.