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fuses to furnish evidence as to the truth of \ same, those who are asked to believe it \ generally conclude that there is a "nigger ■ / in the woodpile.'' For moral sea opposite / corner of this page of THE HERALD. / TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 260. IN THE POLITICAL FIELD Scattering Reports From Belated Conventions DEMOCRATS 1 Mill US Add Their Voices to tbe Free Silver Cry AT MAJOR M'KINLEY'S HOME An Avalanche ol Letters Expresses Con* gratutatlons and Confidence Teller's Friends Express Confidence That the Bolter's Boom Will Orow Patter Thinks Otherwise and Insists That Neither Populists Nor Democrats Will Adopt the Stray Sheep-Po litical Notes Associated Press Special Wire. MACON, Ga., June 25.—The Demo cratic convention of Georgia has met and adjourned. It was probably the most expeditious work ever done in this state by a convention of such import ance. The convention met at noon and adjourned at 4 oclock, having gone through all the routine within four hours. The convention was called to order by Steve Clay, the chairman of the state committee. The convention hall was crowded from floor to ceiling. The day was the hottest so far this year, and the temperature of the house was up to the top notch. Fortunately there was no excitement and everything passed oft like the ticking of a clock. Steve Clay was elected permanent chairman. The committee on resolu tions and platform having been appoint ed, the convention went into the nomi nation of a governor and state officers. W. Y. Atkinson was renominated for governor by acclamation, and all the other state officers were renominated with the exception of the state treas urer, in whose place W. J. Sheer was named. The delegates at large from the state are Evan Howell, Patrick Walsh, Pope Brown and H. T. Lewis. The financial plank of the platform is as follows: "Resolved, That congress has no pow er to discriminate at the mints against .•ither gold or silver as metals for the coinage of primary money, or aganst gold or rilver coin of the United States as to their debt-paying functions—such discriminations depriving the citizens of the United States of one kind of standard money, provided by the con stitution for the payment of debts, and we demand tho repeal of all laws or parts of laws making such discriminations and the restoration ofthe standard sil ver dollar to the rank of primary money which It held prior to 1873, by opening the mints to the coinage of silver on a per fect equality with gold at the ratio of 16 to 1. Resolved, That we condemn the finan cial policy which necessitates the In crease of the bonded debt of the country to maintain an unnecessary gold reserve to pay the current expenses of the gov ernment. We also condemn a policy •which seeks to retire United States treas ury notes, as they constitute an abso lutely safe circulating medium, based on Bold and silver coin and backed by the wealth of the country. Such a policy would not only Intensify the present evil of the contraction, but place the exclu sive right to Issue a circulating medium In the control of a concentrated money power and above the laws and the will of the people, and foster the federal doctrine of centralization and class gov ernment through financial control, a doc trine which is a standing menace to our republican institutions and the liber ties of the people, and we demand the re peal of laws which clothe a secretary of the treasury with the more than Im perial power to Issue bonds and Increase public debt at his will and pleasure without specific authority from con gress. • Resolved, That we favor the payment of the public debt as rapidly as practi cable. All moneys drawn from the peo ple by taxation, except so much as Is requisite for the necessities of the gov ernment economically administered, should be honestly applied to such pay ment, and when the obligations of the government expressly state on their face, or the law under which they were Issued provides, that they aro payable in coin, such obligations should be paid In gold or silver coin at the convenience of the government, and not at the op tion of the holder of the obligation. Te only flurry In the convention arose over the selection of a gold standard Democrat as a delegate to Chicago. The delegate received an overwhelming ma jority In his district caucus, but a mi nority report was brought in, based on the resolution adopted at the free silver caucus last night to the effect that none but true and tried silver men would be allowed to go from this convention or from any district. Speeches that threatened a break were made t.t both sides, but the counsels of the conservative element prevailed and the gold-standard man was sent rather than break Into the right of each dis trict to name its own delegates. Te fact that the unit rule will prevail In all matters coming up at Chicago prevents any fear of a break of the free THE HERALD silver delegates at the national conven tion. NORTH CAROLINA Pre* Silver Goes, But Cleveland Finds a Champion RALEIGH, N. C, June 25.—The Dem ocratic state convention was called to order by State Chairman Paul. Theo dore Klutz was chosen temporary chair man and made a speech. The conven tion took a recess until 2:30. When the convention re-assembled in the afternoon there was a long wait on the committee on platform, during which there were numerous speeches. Finally the committee made its report. The plank relating to financial affairs Is as follows: The constitution of the United States recognizes both gold and silver as the primary redemption money of these states, and tn the words of the Demo cratic national platform of ISS4 "we be lieve In honest money, the gold and sil ver coinage of the constitution, and a circulating medium convertible Into such money without loss." We favor, Independently of other na tions, the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold without discriminat ing against either, at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, and we condemn the sys tem which in a time of peace, with millions of silver bullion lying idle In the treasury, has forced the government within the short period of two years, to Issue $262,,000,000 of bonds, entailing this credit upon a single standard and a gold bas!'>. The platform Instructs the delegates to Chicago both as to platform and can didates, to advocate and vote as a unit unflinchingly and at all hazards for the restoration of silver and to use all their efforts to abrogate the two-thirds rule If necessary to secure the nomination of a candidate in complete, In hearty and In known accord with the principles here in enunciated. Tonight Cyrus B. Watson of Forsythe was nominated for governor and Thomas W. Mason of Northampton for lieuten ant governor. DENVER SILVERITES Meet end Evince a Qreat Deal of Enthus iasm DENVER, June 25.—The state silver convention was called to order at 11:15 a. m. by I. N. Stevens, member of the national silver committee. Stevens con gratulated the counties on sending to Denver delegates to a meeting, "at which there was no pic counter in sight." He expressed the hope that the Chicago convention would nominate a man whose position on silver is unequivocal and suggested Teller as an ideal candi date. The mention of Teller set the convention wild, and the enthusiasism continued over the names of Sibley, Bland, Blackburn, Morgan and the southern free sliver senators. The con vention selected H. A. W. Tabor as tem porary chairman, and after appointing committees took a recess until 2 oclock. At the afternoon session Hon. Piatt Wicks of Pueblo was chosen permanent chairman. The feature of the afternoon was an address by ex-Congrossman Lafe Pence, who paid tribute to Senator Tel ler and his western followers who bolted the national Republican convention. Delegates to the national silver con vention to be held at St. Louis July 22d were chosen. The convention adjourned with three cheers for Senator Teller after adopt ing the fallowing platform: First—That the paramount issue at this time in the United States is un doubtedly the money question. It Is between the gold standard, gold bonds and bank currency on the one side and the bimetallic standard, no bonds and government currency on the other. Second—That on this issue we declare ourselves to be in favor of a distinctly American financial system. We are un alterably opposed to the single gold standard and demand the Immediate re turn to the constitutional standard of gold and silver by the restoration by the government independently of any for eign power of the unrestricted coinage of both gpld and silver Into standard money at the ratio of 16 to 1, and upon terms of exact equality as they existed prior to IS"."; the silver coin to be a full legal tender equally with gold for all debts and dues, private and public. Third—That to our senior senator and fellow citizen, the Hon. Henry M. Teller, we accord all honor and admiration for his personal worth and high character, und speak of him as thousands of us have known him to have been from his early vigorous manhood to his present ripened years. Throughout his long otlicial life he has always been found at his post of duty, doing battle for the masses of the people. Especially do we honor him and his associate delegates for their heroic action in following their convictions in abandoning the late St. Louis convention amidst reproaches, gibes and jeers of many of the remaining delegates. Fourth—That recognizing In Senator Teller the most eminent qualities and fitness for any public station In the gift ot the people, we present him to the state and nation as a candidate for the presidency to lead the great bimetallic host in the present emergency, because he Is the most conspicuous advocate and defender of the faith In the entire re public. Fifth—That should some advocate and steadfast friend of free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold, at the ratio of 16 to 1, other than Senator Teller be nominated for president, we pledge our hearty and unanimous support to that candidate. Sixth—That should Senator Teller not be nominated for president the people of this state, with unanimity with scarce a parallel In any constituency, will con tinue him as a senator of the United States from Colorado. Seventh —That we therefore confident ly appeal to the people of the United States to leave in abeyance for the mo ment all other rmestions, however Im portant, and even momentous they may seem, to sunder If necessary all former party ties and affiliations and unite in one supreme effort to free themselves and their children from the domination of the money power—a power more de structive than any which has ever been fastened upon the civilized men of any race or In any age. And upon the con summation of our desires and efforts we LOS ANGEL.ES, FRIDAY MORNING* JUNE 26, 1896.-TEN PAGES. invoke the gracious favor of divine providence. Eighth—That the foregoing Is submit ted to the end, In the language of the great Lincoln, that "this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the face of the earth." AT M'KINLEY'S HOME An Avalanche of Letters of Congratulntlon and Confidence CANTON, 0., June 25.—Governor Mc- Kinley's congratulations today included one from Theodore Roosevelt from his summer home at Oyster Bay as follows: "My Dear Mr. Presldent-to-be: As a rule I do not like to try prophecy, but I think it is safe to say New York will give you the largest majority by far that she has ever given a presidential candidate." Ex-Governor Russell of Massachu setts says: "No man of all your admiring and liv ing supports more cordially and disin terestedly congratulates you and the country than I do. I' am your sin cere political opponent, but not less your cordial and sincere friend." Ex-Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble writes: "Dear Major: Please accept my con gratulations and my hope that you may be elected president. If we may redeem Missouri at the same time it will be ad ditional cause for thanks and praise. The party has Justice with lt and is thrice armed." The secretary of the National league of the United States sent the following letter: "Dear Mr. McKinley: Pursuant to a resolution unanimously adopted at a meeting of our executive committee In the city of St. Louis, I have the honor of tendering you the best wishes of the National Republican league, represent ing a volunteer army of working Repub licans numbering more than two million members, many of whom will cast their first vote for McKlnley and Hobart. (Signed) "M. J. DOWLING, "Secretary." Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Foster wrote: "My Dear Governor: A little late but none the less hearty are my congratula tions. Your success Is the most remark able In many respects In our history. Everybody seems pleased and no one doubts the result." Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island: "Dear Governor: I congratulate you that you are to have tbe post of honor and responsible leadership in the great contest for protection and sound money. I believe the victory will be so emphatic that the policy we contend for will be ac cepted without question for a generation. I know how thoroughly your work will be a labor of love and how well it will always be done." Charles R. Douglas, son of the late Frederick Douglas, wrote extending his congratulations, with promise of untir ing support until the close of the polls on the day of election. If Governor McKlnley decides to visit his wife's old home In Roxbury near Boston, with Mrs. McKinley, it will only be for a short time and for a rest. There has been no let up in the constant pil grimage to Canton, and in the pouring of correspondence since the return to his home in January after the inaugura tion of Governor Bushnell. Governor Bushne ll will probably not be at Saturday's ratification meeting, but is expected to come with the Central Ohio demonstration next week. Vice-Presidential Nominee Hobart will not leave his New Jersey home for Canton until after the formal notifica tion oeremonies on next Monday. Gov ernor McKinley has always had the warmest admiration for Mr. Hobart, al though they have never been intimate acquaintances. The Sorosls Woman's reception to the governor's wife, Mother McKinley and his sister, Miss Helen McKlnley, at the home of the late Jacob Miller, will ex clude all men but Governor McKinley and the newspaper men who have cards and credentials. There are cards or spec ial Invitations to women but all are in vited through the press. The reception is to take place Friday afternoon and is intended to thoroughly represent the women of Canton and Stark county. At 5 oclock this evening the Cleveland and Canton committees for the ratifica tion meetings Saturday, decided upon the speakers for the occasion. The pro gram includes Congressman Taylor, Grosvenor, President Walcott of the Tippecanoe club, Cleveland; Hon. James Hoyt, who was the candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Ohio, and one of the great orators of the West. The committee has also put Governor McKinley on the program for an address, but it Is not thought prob able that he will attend the meeting, al though he may respond to a call at his home later In the evening. Telegrams this afternoon announced that a large delegation from Tuscarawas county will come on a special train to Canton, July 3; also that the Glass Workers' association and other labor un ions from Massillon will call on July 1. Youngstown telegraphed that a spec ial train there would Join In the Cleve land ratification meeting. Word comes from 800 lawyers from Pittsburg and Allegheny county that they will come and shake hands with Governor McKlnley next Tuesday, after which they will be the guests of tho Canton Outing club at Congress lake, ten miles north of the city. This afternoon's mail brought many more messages of congratulation to Gov ernor McKlnley. Senator-elect J. B. Foraker said: "My heartiest congratulations on your tri umphant nomination and assurance that you will be triumphantly elected." F. W. Wheeler & Co. of West Bay City, Mich., wired: "We have launched the steel steamships Queen of the Lakes and Lagonda, with the McKlnley and Hobart flag flying. We never, had so successful a launching since 1873." Tom Ochiltree cabled congratulations, and letters were received from Senator Sewell of New Jersey, Senator Prltchard of North Curolina, ex-Governor Mer riam of Minnesota. Congressman Charles A. Russell of Connecticut aj? 1 Continued on Third Page, IN THE WORLD OF SPORT Nasty Weather for the College Boat Race HARD ROWING IS PROMISED Cornell Is Given tbe Best of the Betting An Immense Crnwd Turns Out to See Ben Brush Win the Latonla Derby. Sporting Notes Associated Press SDeclal Wire. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. V., June 25.— In the gloomy, leaden skies of tonight there Is little encouragement for tomor row's varsity boat race and the weather wise say it will probably be an unfavor able day. A cold, nasty southeast wind blew today, with drizzling rain that made overcoats and mackintoshes very comfortable. It is the general under standing, however, that the race will not be postponed unless the weather is so bad the crews cannot row at all. The start Is set for 5:30 oclock. The expecta tions to night are that It will be a hard and stubbornly fought contest. The regatta committee has appointed Herbert F. Howland, the official Judge for Cornell at the finish, to succeed Harry F. Van Clef, absent. All four 'varsity crews were out on the river this afternoon for practice. The crim son men seemed very well pleased with their general work. Capt. Ballard and the men were doing beautiful rowing. Their body work was perfect and the blades dipped as if by machinery. Mr. Ballard feels elated over the prospects of the Cambridge men in tomorrow's contest. Columbia's senior eight practiced starts In the bay above their boat house, Richards holding the pistol and offering suggestions as to catching the water. Richards expressed no opinion regarding Columbia's chances. He talks of the condition of the crew and appears sat isfied. It is known, however, that he plants his hope high on the senior blue and white. He remarked a few days before the freshmen race that he would not play a cent on the youngsters, but would lay all he intended to bet on the 'varsity men. Pennsylvania was out for a short time rowing a little way up the river and returning at once to quar ters. Carnett, a No. 3, has been taken out and his substitute. Dunn, will pull that oar tomorrow". During the race at Annapolis on May 6th, Carnett was tak en with a severe pain In his side. It did not trouble him again until last Sat urday, when the crew took a time row. Dudlng the exertion attendant upon the spurt he was seized with the pain and suffered considerably from it. It is said that while It did not affect Carnett's stroke he does not like to have any risks upon his hands. An old shell which was used a good deal for practice will be used In tomor row's race. It is heavier than the pa per fabric they have been sitting in lately, but letter adapted to the crew, according to Ward. The Cornell crew Immediately struck up a gait after getting into the water, the average stroke of which was 32. They pulled down the river about three miles. The men were unusually snappy in their blade work, while their body movements are exceptionally good. During their entire spin, Courtney kept up an almost continuous volley of minor criticisms. After the Cornell's had turned and the men were pulling homeward, it was noticed the general movement of the men lacked the quick work which char acterized their first half-hour. A Cornell freshman, a member of the winning crew of yesterday, is responsi ble tonight for the statement that "there are two men on the varsity boat of whom we have a slight doubt of their ability to hang out until the finish of the race." When asked who these men were, he refused to divulge their names or po sitions, but the story, when repeated to several Cornell men, was not denied. It is asserted tonight that If the water is bad and the conditions unfavorable, Pennsylvania will stand a fair chance, but it is also the general opinion that Harvard will be good in water of any condition. As to Cornell's chances, there wai»a curious argument In force tonight. "Cornell's freshmen have always been able to beat their varsity crew, and on the contrary Pennsylvania's freshmen have always been beaten by the varsity crew," Is the statement, and the argu ment,is adduced that Cornell Is not to be as much feared as was their fresh men crew. Columbia's adherents are not shout ing very loudly tonight, but are very loyal, and while they claim their crew has a most disadvantageous position, they also say they will put up a hard race for first place. The crews are in good condition and the only change in the crews Is that given In Pennsyl vania's team. The weights of the men are a littlu changed from those of several days ago. Columbia, Pennsylvania and Harvard have trained down, while the men who will row in the Cornell boat have in creased in weight. Here are the aver ages of the weights of the various boats: Harvard, 167% pounds; Pennsylvania, 1664; Cornell, 161%; Columbia, 174%. Harvard will'row in a cedar boat, but all the others will put in paper shells. One of the most prominent bookmakers places these odds tonight; 1 to 3 on Co lumbia against the field; 1 to 2 on Har vard against the field. As for the Cor nell and Pennsylvania chances there is no odds being given, the betting remain ing even. Cornell is playing the favor ite, but individual betting as crew against crew predominated. There were few patronizers of the bookmakers. ▲ fauna vl van ja man laid $300 on Pennsylvania against Columbia for even money. THE OARSMEN The American Champions Pull of Strength and Hope HENLEY-ON-THAMES, June 25.— The weather was cloudy this morning and the wind was up the course. The Trinity Hall crew was first out, row ing down behind the island, and then came back over the three quarters. The time for the first half was 3:35 and the stroke for the first minute was 38, after which It was dropped to 35. The Yale men came out at 11 oclock and went to Temple Island and back in short stretch es. Later they were coached on quick starts. The pair-oar work was done In the early part of the day. The stroke has been raised to 30. The men are feel ing in perfect condition. The latest amusement of the Ameri cans is reach fishing close to the ground. The new oars are expected to arrive from Putney on Saturday. Captain Treadway has forbidden the Yale men to play Tennis until after the race for fear of strains. "Bob" Cook seemed satisfied with this morning's work. New College was out during the morning, but did not go over the course, the men contenting them selves with short stretches at a 27 stroke. The Leander crew rowed to Hambleton Lock in one stretch at a twenty-nine stroke and back to their boat house in stretches. Captain Treadway and the other mem bers of the Yale crew think that the Leanders are the strongest crew on the river. The men get a terrific catch on the water and let their boat run well between strokes. The Trinity first rowed over half the course this morning, but the crew Is not considered formid able enough to watch closely. There were some heavy showers during the afternoon, but the weather cleared by 5:30 oclock, at which hour the Yale crew pulled around tho island in short stretches and then went over the first half of the course in 3:32 2-5. During the first half minute the stroke was 38, then it was dropped to 37 for the bal ance of the distance. The time was poor for the latter half of the course. The men did not seem to get a hard catch water, although all were well and in good condition. Bob Cook seemed much displeased. New College was out directly after the Americans and did the half course In 3:24 with a 38 stroke, then pulled 33 and spurted to 37, rowing In good form, and tho boat running well between strokes. The Leander crow also went around the island and back, taking over two minutes to the barrier with a 37 stroke. Trinity Hall rowed stort stretches and First Trinity did the course in 7:42 3-5. The Yale men, who sailed from New York on June 17th, called at the Ameri can headquarters today. The boys were delighted at the fact that the Yale boat has been taken from tho regatta boat hou-e to the tent boat house, where the other crews are quartered. Entries for the regatta closed tonight and will be posted tomorrow. The crews will draw for places July t4h. The Yale crew this afternoon received a cable message from class '71 of Har vard upon the occasion of the latter's twenty-fifth anniversary, conveying wishes for the success of the New Haven men. ON THE TURP An Immense Crowd at Latonla—Ben Brush the Winner CINCINNATI, June 25.—The summer meefing of the Latonla Jockey club opened today with clear skies, warm weather, a slow track and an immense attendance. Turfmen who have seen all the big derbies this season pronouce it the greatest crowd of the year. The Latonla Derby was the feature of the day. Five came to the post, Dwyer's pair, Ben Brush and Ben Eder, Semper Ego, Lokl and Howard Mann. The bet ting was 1 to 4 on the Dwyer entry, 6 to 1 on Semper Ego, 10 to 1 on Lokl, and 50 to 1 on Howard Mann. They were sent away with Lokl in front. Semper Ego second, Ben Eder third, Ben Brush fourth. Ben Eder was sent out to make the pace, and as they swung around the upper turn the- posi tions were: Ben Eder, Lokl, Howard Mann, Semper Ego and Ben Brush. Howard Mann dropped back to last, and from then on the positions were un changed, except that Ben Brush moved up on the far turn and went out in front in the stretch. There was a brief brush between the two Bens and Loki, but that colt did not like the going and Brush went on, winning handily, Ben Eder sec ond, Loki third, pulled up four lengths In front of Semper Ego. The time was 2:40 1 2, and the race while pretty to look at was ont sensational. Lokl was only started to help make a good field, as Mr. McLean, his owner, knew he had no chance against Ben Brush on a soft, slow track, but he ran a good race. The Derby was worth $12,290 to the first horse, $100 to the second and $500 to the third. The Latonia Derby for three-year-olds at a mile and a half—Ben Brush, 122, (Sims), 1 to 4, won; Ben Eder, 122, (Thorpe), 1 to 4. second; Loki, 122, (Ray), 10 to 1. third; time, 2:40>/ 2 . SALE OF YEARLINGS NEW YORK, June 25.—The Dlxiana yearlings were sold at auction today at Sheepshead Bay. The more notable sales were: Ch. c. by Himyar-Jewel Ban, A. J. Joiner, $1325; b. c. by Himyar-Gossa mer, H. Buckran, $1100; eh. c. by Him yar-Marla, L. D. Gideon, $850; Hampden, b. c. by Hanover-Attractive, W. M. Wallace, $SOO. ON THE DIAMOND Result of domes Played Yesterday by the National League Clubs CHICAGO, June 25. — Both pitchers were batted all over the lot today, lt be ing the hardest slugging/match seen here this season. Considering the ter rific batting, the fielding was unusually good. Attendance 2900. Score: Chicago 17, hits 17, errors 2. Pittsburg 10, hits 19, errors 2. Batteries — Griffith and Klttredge; Foreman and Maok, Merritt. ST. LOUIS, June 25.—The Browns cel ebrated their return home by a defeat. / Newspapers who are ashamed of their act / ual circulation simply make a statement / without swearing to it. THE HERALD \ makes monthly affidavits to the actual number of papers it has printed each day since Dec. 31, 1X94. the Reds beating them by a score of 5 to 3. Both Donohue and Dwyer pitched good balls, but the visitors were more successful on the bases. Score: Cincinnati 5. hits 6, errors 1. St. Louis 3, hits 5, errors 2. Batteries—Dwyer and Vaughn; Dono hue and Murphy. BOSTON, June 25.—The home team made it three straight by defeating Grif- Ilth's men in the ninth, after a closely contested but lossely played game. At tendance 1500. Score: Boston 6, hits 9, errors 6. Brooklyn 5, hits 10, errors 3. Bateries—Stivetts and Tenney; Ken nedy and Burrell. LOUISVILLE. June 25.—The Spiders had no trouble in defeating the Colonels today. Young was very effective with men on bases. Score: Louisville 3 hit.s 10, errors 3. Cleveland 8, hits 11, errors 1. Batteries—Fraserand Kinslow; Young and O'Connor. NEW YORK, June 25.—Washington- New York game postponed; rain. PHILARELPHIA, June 25—No game; rain. ON THE WHEEL Records Broken and Riders Hurt at the Peoria riect PEORIA, 111., June 25.—Ten thousand people asembled at Lakevlew park this afternoon to witness the first day's races of the bicycle tournament, The track was in excellent condition but a high wind prevented fast time being made. In the two-mile handicap race there was a collision and several riders went down. J. Boiler had hie collar bone broken in another race. Sanger was slightly injured. H. C. Wood of Chicago went against the half mile record of 58 seconds, but the attempt was a failure because of the wind. The track record was broken by Har ry Clark, making the mile in 2:13 1-5. Following are the results: Professional, two-mile handicap—J. F. Griebler won, A. C. Mertins second, F. H. Allen third. Time, 4:31. Professional, half mile open—W .San ger won, Otto Ziegler second, Arthur Gardiner third. Time, 1:03 1-5. Professional, one mile, 2i:20 class — Harry Clark won, F. C. Barnett second, Joe Griebler third. Time, 2:12 3-5. Professional, one mile open—Tom Cooper won, Arthur Gardiner second, Otto Zlegler third. Time, 2:15*4. HAVE JOINED THE MAJORITY Death at Chicago of Ex-Senator Lyman Trumbull For Sixty Years a Prominent Figure In Nn. tionel Politics — Secretary Brlstow's Funeral— den. Smith's Death CHICAGO. June 25.—Ex-United States Senator LymanTrumliull died at 3 oclock this morning at his home in this city. Judge Trumbull was born at Colches ter, New London county, Connecticut, in 1813. A career like that of Lyman Trumbull comes to but few men. For more than sixty years his life has been a life of ceaseless activity, and It is not hyperbole to say that in all these years his work has belonged to the nation. He has been a school teacher, lawyer and judge. He has played his part in poli tics on the stump, In the deliberations of parties and as a non-combatant coun selor. In public life he has been one of those rare men who lead and teach po litical parties, yet are never bound by tradition or association to follow their party into its divergence from the lines laid down by their consciences. In the beginning he was an anti-slavery Dem ocrat. As a Republican he fought side by side with the immortal Lincoln and the men who founded the Republican party of today. Then his party, as he thought, departed from its true mission and followed a line his conscience would not indorse. Resolutely he turned his back on his former associates and be came a Democrat. In later years he parted company with that party. He took such a ground against the exten sion of power of the United States courts that he became the hope of the Popu lists and in a sense their counselor. And all the time men of both parties respect ed him. His last appearance In a court room was made as counsel fur the Amer ican Railway union officers before the supreme court at Washington. Only once since then has he appeared in public and that appearance gave ad ded point to the claims of the Populists upon him. It was at a mass meeting In Central Music hall, where he spoke at length upon the causes of discon tent among the industrial classes. He spoke of the encroachments of the fed eral courts upon the constitutional rights of the people and emphasized the point that deliverance from the oppres sion of privileged monopolies could only be had through the ballot. BRISTOW'S FUNERAL NEW YORK, June 25.—The funeral services of Benjamin Brlstow, secretary of the treasury in President Grant's sec ond term, were held today in the brick church (Presbyterian), Rev. Dr. Van Dyke officiating. The pall bearers were Clarence Seward, Joseph Laroque, Jo seph H. Choate,, Charles Lanier, Justice Patterson, O. D. Munn, John C. Latham, H. H. Anderson. GEN. SMITH'S DEATH NEW YORK, June 25.—Gustave W. Smith, major-general in tlie southern army during the civil war. is dead. He was born in Kentucky in 1821, graduated at West Point in 1842. He served with Scott in Mexico, was street commissioner of New York when Fernando Wood was piayor. He was in command of the southern forces at the battle of Fair Oaks. CAPTAIN MATHIS DEAD. LEAVENWORTH. Kan., June 25.— Captain William Mathis died here to day, aged 73. Captain Mathis was one of the most prominent lawyers and pol iticians in Kansas. Ihe Custer Massacre OMAHA, Neb., June 25,—Six thousand Sioux, the remnant of the most powerful lighters of the American Indians, are to day celebrating the gn at event in their war history—the twentieth anniversary of tlie destruction of Custer's command on the Little Big Horn, June 26, 1876. They are gathered at the scene of the terrible mas sacre, and though peaceable are indulging in all the fantastic dances and ceremonies Incident to their traditions. There will be another bisr celebration July 4. CirYPRICR. PHR*IN(II/3 COPY, , CBNTS O.N TRANSPORTATION LINGS, 5 CBNTS THE HARRISON INCIDENT Will Call for Sharp Rebuke from England WAR IS NOT AT ALL LIKELY As Venezuela Is Expected to Make Prompt Apology The aood Oilier* of the United States Re quested by ministers of Each Country. A Financial Crash Associated Press Special Wire. LONDON, June 25,—(Copyright, 1896.) The latest advices from Georgetown, British Guiana, are of a more reassuring; nature. Although no serious trouble Is anticipated, it is safe to say the British government will not allow the arrest of Mr. Harrison to pass without notice and it Is possible a remonstrance of a most emphatic nature will be made to tha government of Venezuela. A high au thority upon the Venezuelan question, in an interview on the situation, expressed tlie opinion that in spite of the serious aspect the dispute had once moire as sumed, It was not likely offensive meas ures partaking of the nature of a war would be necessary, as it was the opinion of those best qualified to Judge that th%> arrest of the crown surveyor was not the direct act of the government of Ven ezuela, but was due to the hasty and probable irresponsible act of some local agents acting under a misapprehension, and that when proper representations are made to the government at Caracas, the latter will opologlze. At the foreign, and colonial office of the colony of British Guiana and at the official headquarters of the Venezuelan, representatives the closest secrecy ia maintained regarding the latest devel opments btween the colony and the re public of Venezuela. The matter, how ever, is not looked upon as being very serious, although it Is probable that both sides havo sent small police forcea to the frontier. The representatives of the Associated Press who have been Inquiring into tha matter gather that there is no doubt that the belief prevails In official circles here that President Crespo did notorder the arrest of the crown surveyor of British Guiana and that there is consid erable doubt as to which side of the Schomburgk line Mr. Harrison was sur veying when arrested. There Is some doubt as to when tha arbitration blue book' will appear. The St. James Gazette says this morn ing that in dispatching a military force to protect the British surveying and road making party near the Acarabisl the government of British Guiana has done what the situation demanded, adding: "The policy of non-resistance pursued has not been successful in set tling our disputes with Venezuela. No other great power would for a moment have stood the attacks of Vene«-> uelan soldiers on British officials." GOOD OFFICES ASKED. WASHINGTON, June 25.—Secretary Olney received calls today from Sir Julian Pauncefote, British embassador, and Minister Andrade of Venezuela, with both of whom he conferred sepa rately concerning the arrest by Venez uelan troops of British Crown Surveyor Harrison on the British Venezuelan boundary. It is understood Sir Julian, acting under instructions from the Brit ish foreign office, requested friendly intervention of the United States toward the release of Harrison, as waa done by the British authorities In be half of the American, John Hays Hammond, during the Transvaal up rising. Andrade said the affair had been magnified and was lacking in circum stances of .serious indignity or wrong to the British. The exact nature of the British re quest was not made public .but its es isential feature was the request for friendly intervention by the United States. Owing to the British-Venezuela trouble the British have no minister or consul in A r enezuela. It is believed Ol ney has already taken steps to com municate with the Venezuelan govern ment through the medium of the United States minister at Caracas. A FINANCIAL CRASH. GEORGETOWN, British Guiana, June 25. —The financial crash which has been expected since the boundary question dropped down upon the colony on top of the sugar depression, has come with full force. The British Guiana bank has been aided by the local government with £100,000 as a guarantee of the bank's liabilities, but still the $5 currency notes are being sold in many parts for less than four dollars, A number of merchants are in trouble in consequence of the financial unrest. The incidental reason for the crash was the disappearance of Hugh Sprouston, jr., probably the most important man, financially, In the colony. It is said he committed suicide by drowning, but it Is claimed he has simply left the colony. A run on the bank was started and as the notes of the British Guiana and col onial banks constitute nearly the entire currency of the colony, the government was obliged to guarantee the notes to prevent ruin to many, as.tradesmen had begun to refuse the notes. It is feared the lull which now exists will be the forerunner of a greater storm. How ever, as the men who have been al lowed to overdraw their accounts with the bank will be forced either to pay up or sell out when the accounts are straightened out, the opinion is that there will be a great deal of selling out. No business is being done. Matabele ria.ssacres NEW YORK, June 26.—A Worl.l dispatch from Cape Town says: Awful massacre* are reported near Salisbury, Matiibeleland. Murder and looting are prevalent In the un protected districts throughout the coun try. A British patrot has just had a des perate light with rebel natives. Seven troopers were killed and four wounded. Captains Bremer and Graham* were amouc the killed.