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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 266.
QUESTIONS OF COINAGE Passed Upon by Demo cratic Conventions mm GOLD STANDARD VOTERS Get Thoroughly Lost in the Shuffle * TREMENDOUS ENTHUSIASM Roused by Every Reference to Free Trade or Silver After Positive Declination Altgeld Is Nomi nated for Ooveroor Ohio Democrat! Mass Less Noise, but Wilt Send a solld Sliver Delegation to Chi cago—Wisconsin Pavoie Oold Associated Press Special Wire. PEOHIA, June 23.—For Governor, John P. Altgeld of Chicago. Lieutenant-governor, Monroe C. Craw ford of Union county. Secretary of state, Finis E.Downing of Cass county. / Auditor, Edward C. Pace of Washing ton county. Attorney-general, George A. Trude of Chicago. University trustees, Julia Holmes Smith, R. N. Morgan, M. W. Graham. Delegates at large, John P. Altgeld, S. P. McConnell, W. H. Hlnrichsen, George W. Fithlan. National committeeman, Thomas Ga han of Chicago. John P. Altgeld Is the nominee of the Democratic partyfor governor of Illinois. He was unanimously placed at the head of the ticket this afternoon. He had no opponent, and a few minutes before the honor was thrust upon him he declared he did not want it. He said so at the conclusion of one of the most Impressive speeches ever made before a Democratic convention. He said he was physically unable to lead the fight and his financial affairs were In bad shape and needed his attention. No sooner had he mentioned his desire to retire from public life than there came an impassioned shout of dis approval, not only from the delegates, but from thousands of people who were crowded in the hall. It was a strange convention and will not he soon forgot ten. It was in session only a little over five hours. Nearly all the candidates were nominated by acclamation. There was no strife. There were no acrimo nious speeches save those directed against tho enemy. The convention, as had been predicted, came out strongly for free silver and so instructed its del egates at large to the national conven tion. The platform was almost diamet rically opposite in all its parts to that of the Republican party, and the 106) delegates voted unanimously for its adoption. At 12:30 W. H. Hlnrichsen, chairman of the state central committee, called the house to order and announced A. H. Bell as temporary chairman, who made an address In earnest advocacy of up holding the gold standard. Permanent Chairman Ladd upon be ing chosen for the position said: "An hour ago I had no more idea of being chairman of this convention than that Patrick Henry would be elected president of the United States. We are here today to act, not for the Democracy of the state of Illinois alone, but for the Democracy of the whole civilized world. (Applause.) The people of this country have borne the burdens of capital, of greed, of avarice, until forbearance ceases to be a virtue, and they now swear that it shall be no longer. (Great ap plause.) "The Republicans have lately met and adopted a platform In which they re affirm their tyranny and their devotion to monopoly and the money-lender and It Is time that the people should awake." Continuing he spoke of the issuing of bonds in time of peace as being a rob bery of the workingmen of the country. This country was the richest on the face of the earth. Yet the Jews of Europe sapped It —took the hard-earned money of the American laborers. It Is the duty of the Democratic party to stop this. It must go back to the sentiment express ed at the meeting where the declaration of independence was formulated. It would require such sentiment to re lease the oppression and wrong that was being practiced. The eastern states, ow ing to the present condition of affairs, were sucking the life-blood from the west. Trusts and protective tariff were to biame for this. When the applause had ceased Mr. Ladd called for the reports of the com mittees. The committee reported the following delegates-at-large to the convention at C ' ~;>: John I. Altgeld anil Samuel Mc'Connell of Chicago, W. H. Hlnrichsen of Jacksonville and George W. Flthian of Jasper county. When the call for the report on reso lutions and platform was reached it was announced that it was not ready. To till in the time Judge Nicholas Worth- ington of Peoria was called upon to make a speech. In the course of his remarks he said that the gold standard papers of the east had cried down the silver movement. They called those who be lieved in free silver cranks. They pre dicted that if the Democracy took up the free silver theory it would split the party. If they could but see this dele tion they would back down. In conclusion he said he believed the great people of Illinois would return to ;i&ae the greatest governor the state had t *n* fcad—John P. Altgeld. This senti ci*n* r.<c£.<i* »B»"4ua«. . i i. C. P. Scott of lowa was then called. He made a short free silver speech. Dur ing his remarks Governor Altgeld step ped upon the platform and for several minutes there was a most enthusiastic uproar. Whin Scott finished Governor Altgeld was called for. Ho stepped for ward and said: Four years ago our people met und?r brighter skies. We swept the country by such a majority that fidelity to Democratic principles would have assur ed supremacy for another quarter of a century. But before the Inaugural festivities had ceased at Washington the head of the new administration sought strange gods and espoused alien principles. The interests of money were placed above those of humanity. Organized greed was fed with golden spoons while the cry of the husbandman was unheed ed and the sweat of the toiler brought him no bread. Since then defeat has followed dishon or, until we have lost even what we for merly had. All might have been well if the administration had respected re publican Institutions and not used its great powers to increase the burdens of ours for the benefit of the foreign and eastern shylocks. But the spirit of De mocracy is immortal. Today the Demo cratic hosts are again mustering on the plain. The question of a protective tariff has long been an issue in this country. For the first time we took an unequivo cal position on it four years ago, and we won. The tariff has been revised and the probabilities are that neither polit ical party wil, make any radical change in it. It is no longer worth while to dis cuss theories of a tariff. It protects the proprietor, but not the laborer, for while It checks the importation of goods It cannot prevent the importation o£ cheap labor from all over the earth. Between 1873 and 1880 this country and all of the nations of Europe, by law destroyed one-half of the redemption money of the world, and reduced by fully one-half the annual addition to the stock of money of the world. Silver, when used at all, was put on the basis of paper money. The effect of this was to double the work which gold had to do, and by doubling its importance its pur chasing power was doubled; it made 200 --cent dollars. As the debts, interest, taxes and other fixed charges were not reduced, it took nearly everything Which the farmer and the producing classes generally could scratch together to meet the fixed charges. This de stroyed the trade of the merchants and soon forced the factories to be shut down. The conditions are getting worse day by day and there can be no great prosperity in Europe or this country until the wrong that produced this dis tress is righted. As it was done by the arbitrary act of government, so it must be undone by the act of government. As the Democratic party represents the great toiling and producing masses, it must take the lead in undoing this wrong. It will be a fierce struggle, for those unscrupulous men who by cor ruption and trickery fastened this sys tem on the world will resort—nay, are already resorting—to the most desperate means to hold their advantage. The Democratic party must speak with no uncertain sound on this question. . . Last week there was held in St. Louis a convention which will be known in history as "Mark Hanna's trust," as railroad attorneys, corporation agents, lobbyists, and those men who have made millions out of the government and who are looking for another harvest with government aid, were not only in con trol, but filled every place from chair man to page. It was the most brazen effort on the part of organized greed that was ever witnessed In this country. If the Democratic party will be true to its mission. It will not weaken itself with promises or destroy its strength by adopting a neutral course, then that ticket placed in nomination at St. Louis will be dead before the frosts of Novem ber come. If the Democratic party will declare for an American policy; if it will boldly declare that we must be true to ourselves and look after American inter ests first, we will sweep the country. Some of my friends have been kind enough to urge my renominatlon, but I am not in condition to stand for re election. My health has been badly broken. I am not unmindful of the honor the Democratic party conferred upon me, and I am ready to do what I can to serve my country, but I must ask that some of the noble and patriotic men in the party be placed at the head, and that I be permitted to retire. At frequent intervals during his speech the governor was interrupted by furious demonstrations of approval. He spoke with great earnestness, and the 6000 people listened with the closest at tention. After the cyclone of applause had ceased, Congressman Champ Clark of Missouri, who came here with a delega tion in behalf of R. P. Bland's presiden tial candidacy, was called. He paid a high tribute to Governor Altgeld, and said that if the Democrats would dis play as much enthusiasm next fall as the representative Democrats displayed here today, the Republicans would be Ouried out of sight. He referred to the nomination of Mc- Kinley at St. Louis. At the mention of McKinley's name there were his3es heard from all parts of the house. In conclusion he made a few compli mentary remarks to "Silver Dick" Bland of Missouri, W. J. Bryan of Ne braska and Jo Blackburn of Kentucky. When Congressman Clark had fin ished there were loud cries for A. S. Trude of Chicago. After the crowd had howled for Trude for nearly ten minutes during which the hall was in a furore of confusion, it was announced that Mr. Trude was not in the building. Nicholas Perrin was called fpr, and pronounced a caustic criticism upon the present national administration. When he made mention of J. G. Carlisle there followed a storm of hisses. After Mr. Perrin had finished it was moved that the convention proceed to nominate candidates. The motion pre vailed and Judge W. H. Prentiss of Chi cago arose and placed John P. Altgeld in nomination. At 5:25 p.m.the judge began by review ing the history of the Democratic party from the days of Jefferson to the pres ent. During the first part of the speech ■ THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING-, JUNE 24, 1896.-TEN PAGES. there was so much confusion that but little of It could be heard. He denounced the Republican party as a party of trusts and monopolies. Next he referred to the admirable admlnlstra- tion of Illinois during the last four years and compared Governor Altgeld to Thomas Jefferson. At the mention of the governor's name the audience cheer ed enthusiastically. In conclusion he said Governor Altgeld must be the Dem ocratic candidate. With him the party would sweep the state next fall. With out him defeat was almost certain. As he ended and said he placed in nomi nation John P. Altgeld, the delegates and everyone else In the house arose and for five minutes there was an uproar. There was a motion made that he be made the nominee by a rising vote and every dele gate rose. The audience went wild with delight. When the enthusiastic uproar subsided, the chairman declared the gov ernor to be the nominee. The committee on resolutions reported. The platform declares for free coinage in the first plank. The money plank contained nearly 600 words and denoun ced the bond sharks of Wall street and all gold standard believers. It was loudly applauded. The next plank declared for a tariff for revenue only and denounced the Mc- Klnley law. The interference of the gov ernment by injunction and by troops in local affairs was denounced as unconsti tutional. The administration of Gover nor Altgeld was approved and commend ed in the highest terms. The revenue system of Illinois was pronounced a monstrosity which should be changed. The last legislature was denounced as a disgrace. An amendment to the federal was recommended for an income tax. The national delegates to Chicago were instructed to support only such candi dates as would be In sympathy with this platform. The delegates at large were also Instructed to vote as a unit. A minority report was offered opposing the plank which instructed the delega tion to vote as a unit. J. R. Williams of White county spoke in favor of the minority report and ex- Congressman Fithian against it. The minority report was laid on the table and the platform as read was adopted by a viva voce vote. The nomination for lieutenant-gover nor was then in order. Monroe G. Craw ford of Union county was named and a motion to nominate him by acclamation prevailed. F. E. Downing of Cass county was placed in nomination for secretary of state, as was also A. L. Herford of Soles county. The roll was then called. Cook county having been instructed to vote as a unit, cast its votes for Herford. At the conclusion of the roll call, A. S. Trude asked the convention to allow Cook county to divide Its vote and an uproar followed. The vote was announc ed, Herford, 480; Downing, 589. Mr. Downing was then unanimously nomina ted by acclamation. W. F. Beck of Richland county was then nominated for auditor by acclama tion. Edward C. Pace was nominated for state treasurer by acclamation. Col. Harry Donovan placed in nomina tion for attorney-general George A. Trude of Chicago. Assistant Attorney-General T. J. Sco field of Quincy was nominated and the roll was called. The vote for attorney-general stood: Trude, 826; Scolleld, 243. The nomina tion was then made unanimous. Julia Holmes Smith and E. B. Morgan were nominated by acclamation for uni versity trustees by a viva voce vote. William Graham defeated Lester Strong for the third place, and the con vention adjourned. IN WISCONSIN All of the Defecates Will Favor fhe Oold Standard MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 23.—Free silver developed unexpected strength In the Democratic state convention today. Until within three weeks the gold-stand ard adherents were supposed to be over whelmingly in the majority in the Wis consin Democracy, but when the test vote came this afternoon on the adop tion of the minority and majority re ports from the committee on resolutions, the silver men were found to number 128 of the 340 delegates in the conven tion. The delegates-at-large to the na tional convention are all gold standard advocates, and are headed by Senator W. V. Vilas and Edward Bragg. The district delegates chosen today by the district delegations include several sil ver men, but will he governed by the unit rule. They have no preference for a presidential candidate. At 1:45 ex-Governor Peck, chairman of the state central committee, called the convention to order. Thomas F. Frawley of Eau Claire was selected tem porary chairman. He delivered a speech opposing silver. A fight between the gold and silver faction ensued over a motion that all resolutions be referred to the commit tee without reading. The silver men op posed the motion, but were outvoted. The platform adopted is as follows: We, the Democrats of Wisconsin, in state convention assembled, endorse the wise and patriotic administration of President Cleveland. We commend the course in congress of our able Senators W. F. Vilas and J. G. Mitchell in their faithful adherence to the principles of the Democrats of Wisconsin. » We believe that the tariff for revenue only would extend American commerce to the uttermost parts of the earth, and that untrammelled industry would ad vance our country to the foremost place among the nations. We are, therefore, firm In our ad herence to the doctrine enunciated by the last national Democratic convention, that the government should impose no tariff taxes except for revenue. We believe that the demands of a com merce, built upon the broad and enlight ened doctrines of free trade require a currency that cannot be discredited <n any civilized country. Realizing this logical demand for the best money for international trade; realizing also tho dangers of a fiat currency in domestic use, and aware that the present condi tion ot commercial distress eel's f.;» (~« patriotic and sturdy maintenance of na tional honor and financial integrity, we declare ourselves opposed to the free and unlimited coinage of silver and In favor of gold, the highest monetary standard of the world. We hereby instruct the delegates from Wisconsin to tho national Democratic convention to be held in Chicugo June 7, next, to vote as a unit on all subjects and candidates, when and as a major ity of the delegation may direct. E. J. Dockery spoke for silver and Gen. Edward S. Bragg delivered a plea for the gold standard. The following delegates-at-large were elected: William F. Vilas, Edward S. Dragg, James G. Sanders, James J. Hogan. IN TEXAS Party Split Means a Double Delegation to Chicago AL'STIN, Texas, June 23.—The two wings of the Democratic party met in separate session today for the purpose of electing delegates to the Chicago con vention, and as both factions held separ ate conventions there was very little friction at either meeting. The gold standard convention met at noon, and with very little trouble began to transact their business. They de cided to thoroughly organize the Dem ocratic party in Texas by electing a new executive committee and to call a state convention at Waco on Aug. 25th to nominate a full state ticket from gov ernor down. From this it is easily inferred that re gardless of whther they are recognized at Chicago or not, the gold men propose to fight in the state and their avowed in tention as promulgated today is to give no quarter to the silver men. They se lected delegates to Chicago and also elected presidential electors. They se lected delegates from the various con gressional districts i nthe state, and will knock at the Chicago convention door with afull list of delegates. The plat form was strongly laudatory of Cleve land and Carlisle. The convention adopted a financial plank of unusual length. It asserts that any change in the presnt money stand ard would precipitate a financial panic to khich the history of the world fur nishes no prallel and demands that the present gold standard be maintained. Te coinage and circulation of silver is favored In such amounts as can be kept at a parity with gold. The free and un limited coinage of sliver is opposed as a "measure borrowed from Populists and fraught with dishonor and disgrace to tho nation and destruction to the peo ple." It is further demanded that the government retire from the banking business and its outstanding treasury notes be retired and cancelled. Delegates-at-large to Chicago: George Clark of McLennan county, Rufus Hardy of Navarro county, E. S. Connor of La mar county, A. L. Mattlock oC Tarrant county. fSlectors-at-large: A. L. Watts and W. O. Davis. The silver men in their convention spent the entire day In arranging an or ganization. There is no particular light in this convention sve in the matter of a few delegates to the Chicago conven tion, wherein some are trying to down Congressman Bailey, who is very anx ious to get on the delegation. IN NEW YORK A GolJ Standard Plank With a Little Qual ification SARATOGA, N. V.. June 23.—The Democratic state convention will to morrow declare that the present gold standard in the country should be pre served until such time as there can be obtained an international agreement for bi-metallism. At the same time the leaders of the party will postpone the se lection of presidential electors until the fall convention of teh party. The two facts are significant and taken in conjunction seem to point out that the party leaders, while protesting that the gold sandard should be maintained, are fearful that the national convention will not heed their cry and that their elect ors if selected now might be put in the false position of being pledged to vote oniy for a presidential candidate who the more nearly represented the finan cial pronouncements of the party at this convention. The delegates at large to be selected , Roswell P. Flower, David B. Hill, Edward Murphy and Frederick R. Coudert, are to be given a gold stand ard plank to stand upon at Chicago as representing the sentiment of the state. The construction of the sound money plank of the platform to be presented tomorrow is peculiar. While the senti ment of the plank is not very far differ ent from that adopted by the Republi can party at St. LViis, the phraseology as prepared tonight for submission to the committee on resolutions is very dif ferent. The emphasis is all to be put upon a bimetallic agreement with for eign nations. The plank is lengthy and urges that every means be taken for an 'international agreement with the great nations of th world for bimetallism, "but until such an agreement is made, the protest against the free and unlimited coinage of silver, and favor the present gold standard." CAMPAION SHOOTINO Ihe First Republican dun Fired at New York " NEW YORK, June 23.—The first gun of the Republican campaign in this city was fired at Carnegie Music hall this evening. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Republican county ' committee, and Thomas C. Piatt broke a time-honored custom by making a speech. Scarcely any of the anti-Platt Republicans were present. The resolu tions adopted approve the platform adopted at St. Louis, and endorse the nominees of the convention. They urged harmony in the party and pledge the organization to such a course. Congress man Frank S. Black of Troy was the first speaker. He praised Mr. Piatt as being "one of the greatest political lead ers of the times." When he concluded Mr. Lauterback, who introduced Mr. Piatt, say ing that Mr. Piatt was a peerless leader and had returned from the St. Louis con a HENRY WIGGLED HIS LEGS And Gathered in the Rich Suburban Stake THE BETTERS BADLY LEFT But ihe Shrieking; Crowd Favored the Winner A Fine Day, a Fast Track and a Field of Splendid Horses Make a Race Well Worth Seeing Associated Press SDecial Wire. NEW YORK, June 23.—Henry of Na varre was surely himself again, in the fast time ot 2:07, when he won the Su burban today from some of the best horses In training, and did it with con summate ease. For some unknown rea soon he was second choice to Clifford in the betting, and from the time they left tlie post until they had finished there was little doubt of the result. It was a grand victory in a true-run race, and August Belmont has another vic tory added to his already long string. To win the Suburban has been one of the aims of every horse-owner and to see the race run has apparently been the great desire of not only the race going public, but of almost every sport. Great as have been the crowds at the track on other days, it alwyas remains for the Suburban to bring out the great masses of people. This year was no ex ception to the rule. The day is almost always a fine one, and the track Is al most always good, and in that, too, to day followed tradition. Standing in the inner field and looking toward tho grandstand it was a sight worth seeing. Every seat on the first and second floors of the structure was occupied, and up to the roof there wa nothing but stand ing-room. At 10 minutes after 4 oclock the bugle summoned the contestants to the post and the swarm came out of the place where the layers of odds had congregat ed to find places as best they could and then the lawns were full and standing room anywhere was at a premium. At 3:45 Belmar passed the grandstand on his way to the start the great crowd re ceiving him in silence. Then came Horn pipe and The Commoner and no one seemed to care for the other five. Henry of Navarre followed and the crowd cheered and yelled as long as he was in sight. Sir Walter got a ripple of ap plause and Clifford considerable, while Nankipooh had few friends. It was evi dent Navarre was the popular favorite, although the betting men had calculat ed that he would be beaten by Clifford. At the post Starter Flynn was waiting for them, and, after a few words of cau tion to the jockeys, got them in line for the start. All were in the best temper except The Commoner, who was ugly and fractious. Flynn waited until the western candidate had settled down, and when he saw the colt was ready, told them to "come on" and come on they did, in almost perfect line. It was a beautiful start, all well placed, with no possibility for complaint about the top weights being kept standing until they were tired. The bunch swept past the grandstand at a good speed, with Bel mar a shade In advance of the others. Passing the judges' stand for the first time, the furlong being covered in 12',i seconds, Hornpipe led the way only a neck in front of Sir Walter, who was a neck in front of Navarre, he a head in front of Belmar, with the others close up. Then came the furlong around the lower turn which was covered in 12 sec onds, Hornpipe showing the way by a length with Tho Commoner, who had moved up from fifth place, next; Sir Walter third by a neck, and Navarre fourth by a length. As they straight ened out on the back stretch the jockeys began to choose their positions, and Clayton sent The Commoner up beside Hornpipe. From the top of the grand stand it was a beautiful sight. They passed the three-furlong pole in 37 sec onds, after the start, with Hornpipe and The Commoner side by side, a leng th and a half in front of Sir Walter and Navarre, they a length and a half in front of Clifford and Belmar, while a length and a half further was Nanki pooh. It was a double column cavalry charge in perfect alignment and dis tance, hut everybody was looking for the order of "twos right into line." The half mile was reached in 50 sec onds, In the same order and they were nearing the upper turn. The seconds were slipping away, and it was time for the order; 1:03 had clicked off as they reached the five furlongs and the order came. Navarre was the first to respond, and as Griffin gave him a bit of bridle he slipped up to the two leaders, leaving Sir Walter behind. Then Clifford left Bel mar and took Navarre's place beside the winner of the Brooklyn handicap, leaving Belmar and Nankipooh to light it out for the place, as they had already got enough of it. the pace was too hot. But what was the matter with Clifford? Taral was already at work upon him, trying to get him to the front, where he ought to be, but the great son of Bram ble seemed to be getting ready to quit, and it was not to be wondered at. They were at the three-quarter pole in after the start, and The Commoner, Navarre and Hornpipe were necks apart, a full length and a half in front of him and running easily, while he was work ing hard to get away from Sir Walter, who was only a half length behind. Around the upper turn the leaders went on their way to the seven furlong pole, when Hornpipe had got enough; 1:28% was too much for him and he began to lag. Taral saw he had the Lakeland colt beaten and redoubled his efforts to close upon the leaders. Around the turn into the stretch they flew, and as they passed the mile pole at 1:41 Griffin gave Na varre a little more rein, and The Com moner was only a head in front, while Clifford had got into third place, half a length behind. As they straightened cut for home Taral began riding as none ' but tjara; C&V expecting to see The Commoner drop back, outclassed, but to his surprise he did not come back. Clay ton was In second place at the furlong pole, for again Griffin had let out a link and everybody could see that It was all over. Clifford had his old enemy in front of him, as he had in other races, and strain as he might, be could not gain an inch on the beautiful chestnut. The Commoner was fair game in any event, though both Taral and he were dying fast. Only a furlong from home and Navarre had half a length the best of it. Grlflln looked on one side of him at The Commoner and saw him laboring and then on the other side with Taral work ing like a beaver and smiled. The race was his beyond a question, for he could feel his horse going easily under him, while his most dangerous rival, Clifford, was blowing like a grampus, his hoofs pounding the dust as if each thump was his last, a badly beaten horse. A gentle pull on the bridle told Navarre that he might take things easy, as there was no use in getting tired; there were other races to come In other days, and, like a gallant knight, there was no necessity of rubbing In v defeat. The timers' watches stopped at 2:07 as Navarre pass ed the post as easily as If he were out for an exercise gallop, a full lengtii In front of The Commoner, on which Clayton was riding his hardest to keep seconil place from the humbled favorite, and did it by a neck, with the others far behind. Na varre cantered back to the post amid tlie wild hurrahs of the 20.000 people with scarcely a hair turned, one of the best specimens of a race horse seen in many a day, for it takes a good horse to win in that time and not show It. It was an easy victory and again has Hyland demon strated his ability as a trainer. Griffin rode a tine race, and Taral on Clifford made no mistakes. The right horse won and no excuses were possible. The Surburban handicap, mile and a quarter: Henry of Navarre, 129, (Grif fin), 2 to 1 and 7 to 10, won; The Com moner, 114, (Clayton), 10 to 1 and 4 to 1. second; Clifford, 12S, (Taral), 4 to 5 and out, third; time, 2:07. Belmar, Horn pipe, Sir Walter and Nankipooh also ran as named. M'KINLEY AT HOME Congratulation* Still Coming In—Campaign Affairs Discussed CANTON, Ohio, June 2.'!.—lt was S o'clock today when Governor McKinley made his appearance on the front porch at his home. Shortly afterward he re tired to his library and glanced at piles of letters in the morning's mail. Among them was an autograph letter from Sen ator Quay, who said he did not try to push his congratulations into the first great flow that came, but continued: "I congratulate on the splendid vote of confidence you received in the conven tion, which represents absolutely the best thought of the Republican party of the nation." While the question of the location of the national headquarters has been under discussion, and Cleveland has made a strong effort to secure them, the impression does not exist here that the custom of years past will be changed, and it is believed that the Republican national campaign wil be directed by Chairman Hanna from New Tork. Great preparations are being made for the big meeting next Saturday night. Cantonians have been so delighted with the convention work of Senator Foraker and Congressman Grosvenor that efforts will be made to secure their presence. Owing to the constant crowds about the McKinley home since the nomina tion was made it has been impossible to acknowledge any of the thousands of congratulatory messages which have been sent. Governor McKinley received the fol lowing telegram from Governor Bush nell: "As chairman of the meeting of citi zens, I was instructed to inform you that a delegation of your fellow-citizens of Columbus and vicinity will do them selves the honor of calling upon you at 2 p. m. on Monday." Governor McKinley replied: "I will be glad to see them. May I not have the pleasure of seeing you that day?" Governor McKinley also wired de clining an invitation to be present at the dinner of Buchtel college at Akron, Ohio. From the office of the president of the United States Express company, Chica go, comes this letter: "Major McKinley—Our beloved com mander. General R. B. Hayes, once said: 'Mark it, some day Major McKlnley will be president.' In the name of our fa mous old regiment, I give you twenty three cheers. The election Is assured. Yours truly, "EDWARD E. HENRY." A Preacher Deposed GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 23.— After an all-night session. Rev. C. E. Lee,pastor of the Second Baptist church, was found guilty this morning ot im proper liberties with female members of his congregation and deposed from the ministry. Rev. Lee is the inventor of the individual communion cup, for which he has a patent. Courtmartlal Ordered WASHINGTON, June 23.—A courtmartlal has been orderd by the secertary of the navy to assemble at the Mare island navy yard next Thursday for the trial of last Assistant Paymaster Edwin B. Webster, late of the Yorktown, on charges of fraud and scandalous conduct on tlie Asiatic station. The basis of the charges is a bond deposited witli tlie officer for tlie pro per conduct o£ ids clerk which it is as serted he never returned. Captain Henry Howison will he president o£ the court. A Church Kurncd SONOMA, June 23.—St. Francis' Catholic church was burned to the ground today, and it was with difficulty that the flames were kept from sweeping the town. The cliurch was a frame structure, valued at about $70u0. and was filled with rare statu ary and ornaments. A fine new bell im ported from Spain at a cost of J.'iOOO was also destroyed. The fire, was caused by burning grass. .._ Found a Nugget MOJAVE, June 23.—Thomas Jaggers came in from Red Rock this morning bring ing in a nugget weighing $DiW. The sight of the yellow metal has stampeded the in habitants and all Mojave has souu to the mm vs. CITYPRICH. PrjRSINaLBCOPY, j CENTS OS fA HON LINES 5 CHNTS THE VENEZUELAN MATTER Proves Less Serious Than Was Feared NEGOTIATION IS PENDING Though Progress Seems Likely to Be Slow The Crown Surveyor Exceeded Ilia Authority and no Protest Will Be ilatle by the British Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, June 23.—Sir Julian Paunoefote, the British ambassador, and Minister Andrade of Venezuela, have been negotiating of late upon the settlement of the Uruan affair, and In cidentally toward opening negotiations on the boundary question proper. There have been delays due to the month or more occupied in the transmission ot mail to Caracas and return, so that thus far the negotiations haye not proceeded beyond an Introductory stage. It is the, pendency of those negotiations to which -Mr. Curzon, under secretary of foreign affairs, referred in his public statement before the house of commons last Fri day, when he spoke of the instructions given to Sir Julian to communicate with Minister Andrade. and to the latter's failure thus far to respond. Some ques tion was raised here as to the accuracy Of Mr. Curzon's statement, as official* doubted whether -Minister Andrade had received from Sir Julian any suggestion of negotiations with regard to the boundary. It appears, however, that these doubts referred to technical details, and that in a general way Sir Julian and Minister Andrade have been negotiating on ths lines stated by Mr. Curzon. There appears to be considerable dip lomatic fencing in the matter just now. From the British standpoint Sir Julian's overtures to Minister Andrade afford the latter an opportunity to submit prop ositions which may bring the govern ments together, but from the Venezue lan standpoint the British overtures should consist of definite propositions. The Venezuelans say there is nothing for them to propose except arbitration, which they have proposed time and again. This involves nice diplomatic distinctions as to who shall make tho overtures embracing exact propositions. Meanwhile, there is a constant delay on these tecnlcalities owing to time con sumed in the mails between Washing ton and Caracas. The arrest of Mr. Harrison has not been communicated to the officials here, it appears to be conceded, however, that Harrison was in the wrong, if the dis patches are correct in stating he was on the west side of the river. Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, laid down the Cuyunl river as part of the provisional boundary pending a settlement, so that it is said that the British will not make the con tention that Harrison was right in pro ceeding beyond this boundary. Thi3 takes from the incident its serious as pect as Mr. Harrison is not likely to be supported by the vigorous protest that was at first anticipated. The Globe commenting on the arrest of the crown surveyor by British Cuiana by tlie Venezuelan troops says: \Ti'his Venezuelan government has repeated an insult to Great Britain with which even American spread-eagleism could not sympathize. It looks as though Pres ident Crespo were thinking of the ap proach of the presidential election in the United States and was anxious to force a collision with Great Britain be fore the question tni3 lost its electioneer ing value." Secretary of State of the Colonies Jos. Chamberlain was questioned today re garding the action the government would take regarding the arrest of Har rison, crown surveyoir of British Guiana, tiy the Venezuelans. Chamberlain de clined to say anything on the subject, i The St. James Gazette, referring to the same subject, says: "This last im pertinance is a repetition of the Cruan and other affairs during a half century, and yet Venezuela has never apologized. Are we waiting to see the opinion which the American commission will reach upon the various historic questions which it Is investigating ia a languid, way? If we are going to ignore the in solence of Caracas out of regard to the susceptibility of Washington, our pa tience will not want for exercise." THE LEADVILLE STKIKE More Mines Shut Down and the Smelters Will Close DENVER, Col., June 23.—1t Is generally understood here tonight among those inter ested that the operators ofthe big mines at Leadville, at their meeting yesterday, de cided to close down indefinitely as a result of the strike. This means that the bI.T pumps which drain many of the mines Will be drawn and that the operators will listen to no overtures from the strikers. So far no ollieial statement has been mads by the operators. The closing of the properties at Lead ville will seriously hamper the state smel ters and may causo those at Leadville ta close. Denver smelter men do not think they will have to shut any furnaces, how* ever, as tlie same class of ore needed from Leadville, particularly iron and lead, can be laid down here from Montana, GELASCO'S BOODLE Less i nan a Million, but a flood, Big Sum, Nevertheless NEW YORK, June 23.—David Belaseo tonight recovered a Judgment for tl6,00» against N. K. Fairbank. the millionaire of Chicago, for training Mrs.Leslie Carter for the stage. Interest at 5 per cent from lsfkfj was allowed by the court and a motfbn by Mr. Fairbank for a new trial was denied. The court also allowed the jury extra com pensation under the laws. The case has been on trial for three weeks. Mr/ Fair* bank claimed he owed Belaseo nothing, and set up a countr claim for $53,000. A Lecture on Labor ALBANY, N. V., June 23.-Hon. Carroll D.Wright delivered the principal address at tlie opening of the annual convention of ths bureau of labor statistics and kindred oiU. cus today. '.