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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 346.
CELEBRATION BY NATIVE SONS Of the Birthday of Fair California NATIVE Hi II RSSiST Together Making a Scene of Splendor FROM DAYLIGHT UNTIL DARK Stockton Streets Ran* to the Tramp of ibousands Tie Night Parade Exceeded Expectations and Broke the Record The Day and Nlfht Passed Pleasantly, With no Accidents to riar the En|v.m;nt. Result* at the Racei In Boat or Bike Associated Press Special Wire STOCKTON, Sept. 9.—The water car nival tonight was a magnificent affair and was witnessed by many thousands of people, a larger throng than was ever Been here before. The night was per fect and the beautiful decorations and illuminations surpassed anything ever produced in the state. All kinds of water craft were illuminated with Japanese, lanterns and Incandescent lights, and along either side of the channel were strung the same kinds of lights. Hun dreds of boats filled with charmingly dressed ladies and happy escorts were moving about here and there, and at •:30 the parade was started amid fire works that illuminated the heavens, making a magnificent spectacle. Sev eral handsome floats were pulled along by launches. Governor Budd had a large catamaran filled with friends, which ■was pulled by the naval reserve launch Comanche. One of the handsome floats was a picture of Inferno with imps and Me phistopheies burning brimstone, and the Illuminated legend inside was "No Na tive Sons Here." Estimates of the crowd are from 15,000 to 20,000 people along the channel and In the water. There were no accidents and everything passed off to the great credit of tho Native Sons. Tonight tha various parlors are hold ing receptions at their headquarters and general celebrations are following the day's festivities. On the whole it was the most magnificent spectacle ever Been in the Interior and the attendance was beyond expectations. The Interest m the championship races of the Amateur Athletic association called half of the great redoubled popu lation of Stockton to the channel banks this afternoon. The.most Interest cen tered In the senior barge race between the giant crew of and the mid get crew of the South End Rowing club of San Francisco. The latter has long been the champion crew of the state, and tho giants, who won the Junior race at El Campo last spring, were anxious to get at them for a trial of strength and_speed._ The crews'rowed hard from the start Though the pioneers had a club In the race they were not counted after the first half mile was passed. The South Ends started to turn first, but the Stock ons gained there and talso on the way home, finishing ahead of their rivals by two lengths In 9:52. Stockton also won the Junior barge crew, beating the South Ends by five lengths and the Pio neers by a third of a mile. A. L. Brown of Stockton won the senior shell race, defeating William McCausland of the Artels. The local association had no entries In the outrigger skiff races, and they were captured by outsiders. The senior event by G. W. Phelan of the Alameda club by a foot and a half from C. C. Dennis of the same club. The jun ior event was taken by J. F. Wilson of the Ariels The intermediate barge race and the junior single sculls had to be postponed until tomorrow morning at 10 ocloek. At the bicycle meet this afternoon P. R. Mott of the Acme club took both of the amateur events, the scratch half mile in 1:22 1-5 and the mile handicap In 2:26. W. A. Terrlll of the Bay City Wheel men took the scratch mile professional in 2:35, and Whitman, L. A. A. C, took the handicap In 2:14 4-5, having been given seventy yards. In one of the pro fessional heats there was a collision, which used up Osen and Edwards to such an extent that they were compell ed to leave the track. AT THE BAY SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9.—Admis sion day was generally observed as a holiday In this city, and there was al most a general exodus to the out-of town resorts, where a variety of attrac tions were offered for the entertainment of the pleasure-seekers. The Native Sons' celebration- at Stockton was, of course, the star at traction, but nearer home there were the bicycle meet at San Jose, the ten nis tournament at Del Monte, tho an nual regatta of the Pacific Inter-club Yacht association on the bay, coursing and harness racing at Ingleside, target shooting at Alameda point, the goli' tournament at the Presideo and a mil itary athletic flfild day, besides innum erable picnics on both sides of the bay AT SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9.—The Native Eons of San Diego and vicinity celebra ted Admission day In grand style. In the morning there was a procession comprising Native Sons and Daughters, wheelmen, United States troops from the barracks, Company B of the Sev enth regiment, N. G. C, the Naval Re serve, the G. A. R posts, San Diego Cadets, firemen, Knights of Pythias and other societies. In the afternoon there were literary exercises on the plaza. Hon. W. J. Hunsaker of Los Angeles being the orator. LAMONf'S LAMENT Cannet Com* to the Party, but Will Vote for dold WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.—Secretary Lamont today sent the following tele gram to W. D. Bynum, chairman of the executive committee of the gold Demo crats. In response to an invitation to be present at the notification of Palmer and Buckner at Louisville, Sept. 12th.: WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 1896. Hon. W. D. Bynum, chairman, etc.: I regret that I am unable to accept the invitation of your committee to be pres ent at the notification of Senator John M. Palmer and Governor Simon D. Buckner of their nomination by the National Democratic party for presi dent and vice-president of the United States. The outcome of the Indianapolis con vention In candidates and platform Is Inspiring to every Democrat who re fuses to abandon the principles estab lished by the fathers and steadfastly maintained with pride and honor, and who decline to adopt the new and strange creed proclaimed in a moment of delirium at Chicago and promptly recognized and ratified as Its own by the Populist party at St. Louis. I pre fer to keep the old faith nnd remain a Democrat, and shall accordingly cast my vote for Palmer and Buckner. DANIEL LAMONT. LATIN AMERICA To Make United Objection to the Ultimatum Habit WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.—lt Is ex pected that the pan-American confer once recently held In the City of Mexico will be productive of substantial good in the near future, and In the end bring about a decided change In the attitude of the European powers toward South and Central America. The manifesta tion of an intention on the part of the Ainor'ean governments to present a unite : <Yont in opposition to unreason able demands by European powers Is calculated to do away with "the ulti matum habit" which has been a source of irritation to the small republics. It was not from lack of sympathy with the general objects of the conference that the United States refrained from open participation but It was believed ,the gathering would make a stronger Impression upon Europe if It were free from all suspicion of being dominated by the United States. ON THE DIAMOND (lames Played Yesterday by the Different League Clubs PITTSBURG, Sept. 9.—Pittsburg. 3: hits, S; errors, 4. Chicago. 6: hits, 11: errors, 1. Batteries—Klllen and Merritt; Brlggs and Donohue. WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.-Washington. 12; hits, 16; errors, 5. Philadelphia, Uj hits, IB; errors, 4. Batteries—Mercer and Farrell; Orth and Grady. NEW YORK, Sept. o.—Boston, 6; hits, 10; errors. 4. New York, 7; hits. 0: errors. 3. Batteries—Stivetts and Bergen; Clark and Wilson. BALTIMORE. Sept. B.—Baltimore!, 17; hits, 10: errors, 5. Brooklyn, 8; hits, 15: errors, 6. Batteries—Hoffer and Kobcin son; Abbey, Kennedy and Burrell. CLEVELAND, Sept. 9.—Cleveland, 8: hits, 12; errors, 0. St. Louis, 3; hits, !); rrors, 2. Batteries—Wilson and Zimmer; Donohue and McFarland. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 9.—Game post poned. A. R. V. MEMBERS Strongly Urged to Vote Against the Govern ment by Inhinctlon TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Sept. 9.—The American Railway union, whose president Is Eugene V. Debs, has, through its board of directors, Issued an address to railway employes. It opens with animadversions on the rallronds for the activity of mana gers in organizing gold standard clubs and "temporarily changing depots and shops into wigwams In which only one side of the money question is permitted to be hear." "It Is not free sliver that has un loosened and enraged this railroad Mo loch," the address continues. "Then what Is it% Here Is the answer. The attack in the Democratic platform on government by injunction." Alter praising Judge Henry Caldwell. It closes with a pledge to support William J. Bryan for president. Cause for Oriel OAKLAND, Sept. 9.—The various offi cials of the municipal government are con siderably worked up today for the city council at its meeting last night decided to follow up the policy it adopted two weeks ago by reducing the salaries all along the line. The draft of an ordinance already prepared provides for nine more cuts, ranging from $10 to $25 per month, each, and dispenses with the services of two deputies altogether. In the aggregate tho pay roll rtjil be from $10,000 to $15,000 a year less than before, and this sum It Is proposed to expend on needed public Im provements. Sliver Republican* PPHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 9.—Silver Re publicans of Thoenlx tonight formed a league which Is to be followed by simi lar organizations In all parts of the terri tory. The declaration of principles as serts that the leaguers believe in the prin ciples of Republicanism as announced In previous platforms of the Republican party; that the gold plank of the St. Louis platform is repudiated and that no gold standard Republican be aided to office. These resolutions, it Is proposed, shall be embodied in tha platform of the territorial Republican convention. Scare! him Away OAKLAND, "Sept. 9,-Whlle Mrs. J. Palmer, Southern Pacilie agent at the Oak street station on the Seventh Btreet local road, was counting receipts shortly alter midnight last night a man presented himself at the office window and demand ed a glass of water. She replied curlly that she had none, whereupon the mail hurled a stono through the glass window shattering it over her head. Mrs. Palmer reached for her pistol and rired at the man who turned and fled. African Aflain LONDON. Sept. 9.-A dispatch to the Times from Cape Tcwn says that Major Vi atts, who had Makonl. a Matabele chief summarily executed, has been arrested' pending an Inquiry into the circumstances oi trie affair. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING* SEPTEMBER 10, 1896.-TEN PAGES. THE FIRST OF THE SEASON People Praying It May Be the Last A WEST INDIA HURRICANE Is Sweeping Along the Coast of New England Many Wrecks of Vessels Are Reported With Certainty of More to Come—Tha Storm Increasing Associated Press Special Wire BOSTON, Sept. 9.—The first West In dia hurricane of the season arrived off this city today, after a long but event ful journey from the tropics. The storm center tonight Is somewhere east of Nantucket, but so energetic Is the dis turbance that a heavy northeast gale Is sweeping the entire New Eigland coast from Eastport to Block Inland, while the surf, aided by one of the high est tides of the year, is threatening de struction to hundreds of the seashore cottages an dother property along the water front. The storm Increased considerably In energy as It came up the coast and made Itself elt here at an early hour this morning, when the wind began blowing up from the eastward. By 10 ocloek the wind had attained the velocity of a gale, and the authorities at Washington ordered up the hurricane signals all aong the coast. Rain began falling at noon, and has continued with but IHtle Intermission since. Reports from along the shore show that the storm Is a se vere one. The great height of the tide this noon warned many of the cottagers along the shore, and many abandoned their summer homes in the afternoon. The wind in many instances drove the sea high upon the beaches, wrecking the houses. The tide at Nantucket at mid night Is one of the highest seen for years and many of the booths and bath houses have been washed away. The harbor Is well filled with stormbound vessels. A dispatch from Newport, R. 1., state* that the Helen F. Whitton of Gloucester, one of the finest vessel;! of,the fishing fleet, missed stays while trying to make harbor this afternoon and was blown on the rocks. The crew of eighteen men were taken off with a eches buoy, while the schooner will undoubtedly be a total loss. The wind along the Rhode Island coast lis blowing a gale and the sea Is tre mendous. A fishing schooner went ashore off Point Judith tonight and was wrecked In the breakers, the crew of nine men benig rescued by a passing steamer. The steamer Nantucket, on her way form Boston to Nantucket, was blown ashore on the flats at World's End to night. Help was summoned from Bos ton, and it is thought she can be lloated without damage. OFF RHODE ISLAND. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., SSept. 9— A storm Is raging with great fury tonight all along the shore. Telephone and telegraph wires are down. On the west shore, nearly thirty boats broke an chor In front of the club house of the Rnck Island Ya;ht cbt Many were badly smashed ; and the damage to the craft along the shore was very great. At Narragansett pier the northeast storm which Ims been raging all day Is Increasing In fury every hour and to night it was plowing over sixty miles an hour. The surf is rolling very high artd part of the beach row, which is occupied by business houses, Is already submerg ed. Heavy damage to property is feared before daylight. A VESSEL ASHORE. RWAMPSCOTT, Mass., Sept. 9.—lt la reported that a schooner has been driv en ashore off Pig rock. THE LETTER CARRIERS No 'Politics Allowed In the Convention—The Color Qutttlon GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 9.— In the letter carriers' convention today Delegate Clyde of Meadville, Pa., stint ed to say something about Senator Tel ler, who Is here. A dozen delegates in terrupted to object to the Introduction of politics In the convention. After sev eral minutes of wild talk, Clyde got a chance to explain that be merely want ed to extend the courtesy of the floor to the United States senator. The motion prevailed and a committee was appoint ed to extend the invitation. It was announced that the colored car riers In Richmond refuse to admit white carriers to membership In their local branch. The matter was referred to a committee. Postmaster Heslng of Chicago and Postmaster Carroll of Grand Rapids addressed the convention. LI HUNG LEAVINQ Like Other Foreigners He Knows All (About American Politics WINNIPEG, Man., Sept- 9.—Li Hung Chang honored Winnipeg with a flying visit today. Sharply at 2 ocloek this af ternoon his excellency arrived on a spe cial consisting of six cars. He occupied the private car Earnscliffe. Notwith standing the bad state of .the weather a large crowd gathered at the Canadian Pacific railway depot to see the distin guished man. The celestials of the city were there and cheered loudly when the train pulled in. While he was Interviewing a St. Paul reporter, Li Hung Chang said: "You're an American, eh? What are you, a Re publican or a Democrat?" "A Democrat." "Oh, that's too bad," said the Chinese viceroy, with a smile. "The Democrats are going out of power. McKinley will be the next president." Cretans Condemned ATHENS; Sept. 9.—Sixteen Greek offi cers have been condemned to death for taking part In tho Cretan rebellion and a number of others are on trial. ASSIGNMENT OF SPEAKERS To Continue the Campaign of Education CANDIDATE BRYAN'S TOUR Will Extend Prom Missouri to the New England States The Governors c! Hall the lUJIe states Will Take the Stump lor Free Coinage ol Silver Associated Press Special Wire LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 9.—The follow ing Is the itinerary of the southern and eastern trip of-W. J. Bryan as given out Tjv him today: Leave Lincoln September 11 at 9:15, arriving in KanFas City at 6 ocloek In the morning of the 12th. Ho will not speak at this place but will take the 9 a. m. train for St. Louis, passing through Alexico and Moberly, Mo., at which places he Will make short speeches ajiel will g3t into St. Louis al 6 ocloek. That evening he will address audiences at the auditorium, Music hall and I'hrlg's cave. Sunday morning he will go to his old home in Salem. 111., and spend tho Sabbath with his relatives, returning to St. Louis Monday morning tho 14th and immediately go to Louisville, Ky., over the L. and N., where he will address meetings that evening. The next day ho goes to Maysville and that night will return to Lexington, where at 10 ocloek he will start for Asheville, N.«.'., passing through Harrlman and Kooxville.Tenn., being in tho latter city early next morn ing ar.'! arriving in Asheville at 1 ocloek in the afternoon. After speaking there Mr. Bryan will spend two days cam paigning in North Carolina, but the places where hg will speak he could not tell today. Richmond, Va.. will hear him on the evening of the ISth and the following day he will Bp -ak in tha after noon at Washington and in tho evening at Baltimore, lie could not toll definite ly of his movements for the next ten days, further than thnt they would be spent In the Now England states, going as far north as Maine and addressing Boston audiences and also devoting part cf the time to New Jersey and Delaware. New York city will hear him on the 29th, but further, ho says, he could not give his movements. OTHER CELEBRITIES. CHICAGO, Sept. 9.—Chairman Mc- Conville of the Democratic speakers' bureau stated today that he was In cor respondence with Governor ISoies of lowa, Governor Matthews of Indiana. ■ Governor Stone of Missouri, Senator Blackburn of Kentucky and other speakers of national celebrity, and that lie- will shortly mAke Severn*speeches In the western states. Governor Altg", M will make several speeches outside the state of Illinois, and Vice-President Stevenson will also make a number of speeches. Their assignments will be announced hi a few days. BOURKI- COCKRAN DECLINES An Offer of Republican Congressional Nomination He Will Work Hnrd for rUKinley's Electl m but Will Not Train in the Repub lican Company NEW YORK, Sept. 9.—Thurlow Weed Barnes, Republican' leader In the Twelfth congesslonal district in this city, recently wrote to Hon. Bourke Cochran, offering him the Republican nomination for congress. In tho letter | Ur. Barn s suggested that the Repub licans ami gold standard Democrats united could elect whomsoever they In dorsed. Mr. Cockran declined In the following letter: My Dear Sir: I am deeply sensible of the compliment which you have paid mi' in asking me lo become a candidate fur congress in the Twelfth district, 1 have not tho slightest doubt that any person who may bo nominated' by the Republican convention and Indorsed by the sound money Democrats will be elected by a decisive majority, but 1 am, nevertheless, constrained to de cline the invitation with which you have honored' nie. The assault led by Mr. Bryan on American honor and industry is fraught with such danger that I shall vote for Major McKinley as the most effective method by which I car. aid in preventing its success. I could not, however, accept any nom ination during the campaign, or an elec tion or appointment after the campaign to any office, ho wever exalted, for which I would be indebted to the political or ganization whose candidate I am com pelled to support by the exigencies of a grave national peril, but to whose dis tinctive principles I am opposed. While the Democratic organization remains a party to the Populist conspi racy against wages, I shall labor untir ingly for Its defeat, but I will not con sent to profit by Its overthrow. (Signed) W. BOURKE COCKRAN. Wants a Fair Count ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 9.—Rev. Sam Jones, the Georgia, evangelist, today addressed an open letter to Chairman Clay of the Democratic state executive committee, calling for a free ballot and a fair count at tho approaching election. Mr. Jones severely criticised the con duct of elections in Georgia and other southern states. He urged the Demo cratic chairman to co-operate with the Populists for a division of election man agers at every precinct. * A Dead Vizier TANGIER, Morocco, Sept. 9.—lt Is ru mored hero that the Grand Vizier of Mor occo, Ahmed Ben Mussa, has been pois oned. • •—' STILL CHOOSING ELECTORS Colorado Populists Do a Little Wrangling THE BRYAN MEN ENDORSED And Prospects Favor Fusion on the Slate Ticket New Jersey Silver Democrats Nominal* the Party—Lukewarm Committeemen Will Be Incontinently Pulled Cown Associated Press Special Wire PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 9.—Colorado Poptfllsta met In state convention hero this morning and have nominated the Bryan and Sewall electors niamed by the recent state convention, and have appointed a committee of eleven prom inent memebrs *>f tho party, who left for Denver this afternoon for confer ence with like (.committees of the Dem ocrats, silver Republicans and Silver party, looking to aunlon cf all free coinage forces in Colorado on a state ticket. After this much was accom plished an adjournment soafl taken to 8 o'clock tonight to hear the report of tho committee on resolutions. Emmett A. Bromley of Arapahoe county was chosen temporary chairman over ex-Congressman Late Pence of Denver on lite assembling of the con vention. Committees were named,und an adjournment taken until afternoon. When the convention reassembled, Hon. Lafe Pe.:ce was unanimously elected permanent chairman, and ma le a few remarks eulogizing Bryan and urging state fusion of all silver forces. There were no contests and the ques tion of electors came up in order. Ex- Mayor Samuel Nicholson of Leadvllle Introduced a resolution that E. T. Wells, A. T. Mundell, George W. Thatcher and Thomas M. Patterson bo declared the nominees of this convention for presi dential electors o ftho state of Colorado. These are the Democratic nominees, Wells being a Republican, Patterson a Populist nnd the others Democrats. The resolution caused a discussion of I two hours, J. Warner Mills leading ] small but vigorous minority, who fa vored Bryan and Watsdn electors. T. M. Patterson was the principal champion ! of the Bryan and Sewall electors, The question was linally settled on a viva voce vote, the Watson men's noes be ing rather weak. A committee composed of one dele gate from each county was next au thorized and' named, empowered to se lect a conference committee of eleven to meet a similar committee from other silver parties to discuss a plan of fusion and report to the convention tomor row. An adjournment until 8 o'clock was? t;iken. The resolutions adopted tonight en dorse Senator Teller in laudatory tonus, pledge him support for re-election; com mend Bongreseman Bell, Populist, of the! Seventh district; endorse the silver loy alty of Congressman Shafroth, Republi can, of the First district, ami take posi | tions on stae issues. At 10:30 p. in. the convention ad journed until tomorrow at 10 a. m. DOWN IN JERSEY TRENTON, N. J., Sept. 9.—The Dcm- ! ocratlo state convention mot here to- I day and nominaed presidential eleoors favorable to Bryan and Sewall without opposition. Tho silver men were in absolute con trol of the convention. A noticeable feature: was tho absence of tho old lead ears. There was very little friction. Two j or three gold men who had been elected from Essex county were refused creden tials. One of these made an attempt | to speak in he convention, but was tin successful. The action of the county ; committee was sustained by he commit tee on credentials aud unanimously en dorsed by tho conven.%l. The state committee contains several members who are not hearty in their support of the Chicago ticket and plat form, several of hem at a recent meet ing in Jersey City refusing to indorse the action of tho big convention. Today a resolution was offered to make these men resign and this was supplenmentd by an amendment to havo them summarily put off the committee. Tho affair was linally com promised by a resolution leaving in the statu committee's hands the right to \ expel any members whu arc lukewarm toward the Chicago ticket and platfoi m. The majority of the members of the com- j mittee are silver men. IN PENNSYLVANIA. HARRISBURG, Pa., pt. 9.—The work of the Democratic state conven tion was mapped out tonight at a meet ing of the state executive committee. Bryan and Sewall will bo endorsed and the Chicago platform w ill be substituted for the Allentown declaration of prin- 1 clples. Vacancies on the ticket wlil bo | lilled by advocates of the free coinage of I silver. The proposition' of the gold Democrats j to harmonize the differences in the par- ! ty by endorsing Bryan and Sewall and ! the Chicago platform by resolution, ' without any mention of the Allentown j platform was rejected by the executive ; committee. The leaders of the gold element were encaged until after midnight in tho i preparation of a strong protest against ] the revolutionary proceedings of the Silverman. This will bo presented to the j convention tomorrow. The state committee tonight appoint ed a committee to confer with the Popu list state committee with a view to plac ing John T. Allman, Populist, on the ticket as one of the es for con gressman at largo. Senator Tillman spoke while In Har- i rlaburg today at a picnic and this even- | Ing in the courthouse. 'i no Airiesn MunpStan ROME, Sept. 9.—The following'semi official note has been issued by the Ital ian government in reply to unfounded rumors that Oen. Baldissera had gone ' to Africa to open a new campaign against the Abyssinians: I The reported fresh campaign In Abys sinia exists only in the brains of the ad vocates of a policy of revenge at any price. The government has no anxiety as to the situation In Africa, and no noons have been ordered there. Gen. HaMissera's departure is In accord with a decision taken long ago. He Will be accompanied by Gen. Vallcs, who Is charged with the conduct of the peace negotiations. , 4 ■ A RIO STRIKE Cngllsh Dock L'jb'rrr* M«kc Demand lor Betie- Wastes LONDON, Kept. 9.—A crowded meet ing of dockers was held at Berniondseye this evening in support of the interna tional federation of Ship. Hock and River Workers. The meeting enthusi astically Indorsed the decision of the federation's council to send on Septem ber 11th to 0090 of the employers of the United Kingdom a demand for a uni form port rate of Sd an hour and a shil ling for overtime for dockers and IS shilling:! a hundred quarters for grain porters, sailors' rates to rise nearly equal to that of 1890. The employers are,requested, in con nection with the demand, to make a reasonably prompt reply, and if the reply is unfavorable, a strike will follow. Raid Beaten WATERTOWN, N. V., Sept. 9.—Ten thousand persons saw Walter Sanger beat B. C. Bald two straight heats in a mile- race nt Riverside park today for a purs™ of $1000, contributed by the Jef ferson County Agricultural society. A flying start was made by the men and they were / paced by the Barnes team. Sanger dropped In behind the tandem and kept tills position until the three quarter pole, when he made his spurt, passing the tandem and finishing two lei utile, ahead of Ba'.cJ. It was the fast est mile ever ridden by a bicyclist in northern Net York. Time, 1:39 3-H. In the second heat the men started :., i k and neck closely followed by the tandem. Sanger passed Bald at the three-quarter pole and finished two lengths ahead, lime, 1:59 4-5. SILVER DOLLARS WANTED All of the Coinaße of the Current Yerr Tha Demand for Them Is So Strong as to Cause Fear ol a Dearth ot Silver Dollars WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.—The treas ury ofuclalß are daily in receipt of a large number of requests asking for sliver dollars of this year's coinage in ex change for silver certificates or other lawful money. Many of these requests come from persons who seem to doubt the truth of the monthly coinage state- : while others ask for shipments of 1896 dollars with a view to refuting state ments that no Silver dollars are being coined. These requests have been com plied with as fast as received, as the treasury officials desire to call public attention to the faer. that when silver di liars are ordered. In sums of or multi ples of $500, they are shipped at the i expense of the government, but when smaller sums arc ordered the shipments are made at the expense of the person ordering, There! is now In the treasury $10,,"i0(i,399 in free silver that is, silver which may be obtained in exchange j for any lawful money, but the demand JUBt now is so keen for IS9G dollars that It seems probable that by the beginning ' of October the department will be com- j pelled to decline to pay out sliver dol lars except In exchange for silver cer tlflcates or treasury notes of IS9O. Tho law requires certain amounts of silver | to be held In the treasury to cover out- j standing silver certificates of treasury I notes, and when the minimum Is reached silver payments will be refused even In exchange for gold or In payment of war rants on the treasury. i The coinage value of the stock of bul lion now on hand and on which the mints are now at work is $160,745,200, and it is said to be altogether probable that coin> age will be continued at least until the sunk "it hand of standard dollars of 1800 h.-.s been increased to about $30,000, --| 000, where it stood when the present ad ! ministration came Into office. The Ca'.hrilic Schools ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 9.— Tat the first time- In forty years the priests of the archdiocese of St. Louis have met for ' the purpose of revising the lawsgovcrn j Ing the actions of the clergy and laity. In the promulgations resulting from the meeting. Is a section which states that in parishes where the parochial schools have been established, Catholics shall send the.ir children to them or to other I Catholic schools in the city. Under no | circumstances shall the children be I sent to the public institutions. The|Same, sections Includes a clause stating that I schools shall be built in every parish in the city. Thicl end Worse j RAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9.—William |H. Smith was arrested here today, I charged with stealing two bicycles In I Portland, Ore. The police traced him to i a lodging house and arrested bun, In Smith's company was AAella Tucker, a 14-year-old girl, who ran away from her home in Santa Clare. The girl said Smith had promised to marry her. and Smith rhowed a marriage license pro ! cured In Oakland. He is in Jail and the j girl will be sent home. Arbitrator,! Chosen LIMA, Peru, Sept. 9 (via Galveston). —It is announced here that it Is proba ble that President Cleveland, president of (he United States, and: Dr. Urtbaru. I president of Argentine, will arbitrate jin the Italic-Argentine case, growing out of the outrages committed upon Ital- I ian citizens in Brazil. irrigntion Congress PHNVHR. Col.. Sept. 9.—Secretary Heinlz of the National Irrigation congress has Issued the official call and program for tho fifth annual session to be held in PhQO" • nix, Arizona, December 15, 10 and 17. cirv p?i: i. »11 t ii.! zy»y, 3<j;'i rs ON THANSiM.UA 110 , U I IS. g CfiNTS BRYAN ACCEPTS THE NOMINATION Made by the Democratic Convention IHE PHI FULLY DISCUSSED Every Plank Unqualifiedly lai dorsed BRYAN'S SINGLE AMBITION Is (o Prove Worthy the Confidence of His Country Lest Ambition Tempt, Him He Will Sam One Term Only There Ara Many Onestlone on Which P»U» ticlans Differ, But tha Ona Oreat o Question of the Campaign I* Frea Coinage Associated Press Special Wire " LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 9.—William J. Bryan this morning gave to the publin his letter accepting the nomlnatlonof the Democratic convention. It was de cided by the Democratic committee* to issue a formal letter, In which Bryan was to discuss all the planks of tho platform. The letter Is as follows: THE LETTER Hon. Stephen M. White and others. Members of the Not llieation Commit tee of the Democratic National Con vention: Gentlemen—l accept the nomination tendered by you on behalf of the Demo cratic party, and in so doing desire to as sure you that I fully apprecla te the high honor which such a nomination confers and the grave responsibilities which ac company an election to the presidency of the United States. So deeply am I impressed with the magnitude of the power vested by the Constitution in the chief executive of the nation and with the enormous Influence which he can wield for the benefit or injury of the people that I wish to enter the office, if elected, free from every personal desire, except the desire to prove worthy tho confidence of my country. Human Judg ment Is fallible enough when unbiased by selfish consideration, nrrd in order that I may be tempted to use the patron age of the office to advance anypersonal ambition, I hereby announce, with all the emphlsls which words can express, my fixed determination not under any circumstance to be a candidate for re election in case this campaign results in my eleotlon. I have carefully considered the plat form adopted by tho Democratic Na tional convention and unqualifiedly,en dorse each plank thereof. Our lnstßuttons rest upon theproposi tion that all men being created equal, are entitled to equal consideration at the hands of the government. Baca > all men are created equal-it follows that no citizen has a natural right todnjure any other citizen. The mom purpose ol government being to protect all citizens in the enjoyment of Itfe, liberty arut'tha pursuit of happiness, this purpoao muss lead the government, first to avoid acts of affirmative injustice and second: to restrain each citizon from trespassing; upon the rights of any other citizen. Aj democratic form of government is qon ducive to the highest civilization be cause It opens before each'individual eh* greatest opportunities for development and stimulates to the highest endeavor by insuring to each the full enjoyment of all the rewards of toil except such contribution as is necessary to support the government which protects him. Democracy Is indifferent to pedigree. It deals with the individual rather than with his ancestors. Democracy ignores) differences in wealth; neither riches nor poverty can be invoked in behalf of or against any citizen. Democracy knows no creed, recognizing the right of each individual to worship God ac cording to the dictates of his own con science. It welcomes all to a common brotherhood and guarantees equal treat ment to all, no matter in what church or through what forms they communal with their Creator. Having discussed portions of the plat form at tha time of Its adoption and again when your letter of notification was formally delivered, it will not bo ■ necessary at this time to touch upon all the subjects embraced in the party* declaration. p- HONEST DIFFERENCES Honest differences of opinion have ever existed and ever will exist as to the most effective means of securing domestic tranquility.but no citizen falls jto recognize at all times and under all : circumstances the absolute necessity ! for the prompt and vigorous enforcement ! of law and the preservation of tho pub '■ lie peace. In a government like ours I ■ • but a crystallisation of the will of the. people; without it the citizen Is |in Ither secure in the enjoyment of life | and liberty nor protected in the pursuit !of happiness. Without obedience to I law, government Is impossible. The Democri tic party !*. pledged to defend ! the constitution and enforce the laws of the United Stales and It Is also pledg :ed to respect and preserve the dual ' Bcheme of government Instituted by the) ' founders of the republic. The name of the United States was happily chosen. It combines the idea of national strength with the idea of local self government and suggests "an indissoluble union of Indestructible slates." Our revolution ary fathers, teariug the tendencies toward centralisation as well as tha I dangers of disintegration, guarded