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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 290. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS HERALD SUB-AGENCIES— ADVERTISEMENTS left at the fol lowing agencies wiit receive prompt at tention and will be printed as quickly and with the same care as It left at the main office, 222 W Third at.: DOWNEY AYE. AND EAST SIDE L. P. COLLETTE, 621 Downey aye. OLD WORLD DRUG STORE, 1028 Downey aye. 'Phone Flora 242. WM. H. HARMON, 765 Pasadena aye. 'Phone East 58. CENTRAL AYE. AND VERNON S. E. BARNEY, 2605 Central aye. CHICAGO PHARMACY, Central aye. and Twelfth st. 'Phone West 132. T. J. AKEY, cor. Central and Vernon ayes. 'Phoney West 32. MAIN ST. AND SOUTHWEST E. T. PARKE, PHARMACY, 3129 S. Main. 'Phone Blue 2062. E. VAN DYKE. DRUGGIST, 711 W. Jefferson st. 'Phone White 1271. WESTLAKE GROCERY, cor. Alva rado and Seventh sts. 'Phone Main 1382. H. L. PARK, DRUGGIST, cor. Thirty eighth and Wesley aye. 'Phone Blue 1301. T. W. BROWN, JR., DRUGGIST, junction of Hoover, Union and Twenty fourth sts. 'Phone Blue 1101. BOYLE HEIGHTS H. C. WORLAND, 2133 E. First, Sta tion B. T. P. WYLIE, 1977 E. First. 'Phone Park 13. J. M. HARRIS, 1842 E. First. "Phone Park 21. TEMPLE ST. AND NORTHWEST DR. H. KALLEWODA, DRUGGIST, cor. Temple st. and Beaudry aye. 'Phone Main 206. STAR PHARMACY, cor. Temple and Belmont aye. 'Phone Main 507. VIOLE & LOPIZICH, DRUGGISTS, 427 N. Main st. 'Phone Main 875. I.OS ANGELES— —SAN FRANCISCO—. A chance for advertisers to reach the public of both cities on the most ad vantageous terms ever offered. We have concluded arrangements whereby classified advertising may be Inserted simultaneously in the LOS ANGELES HERALD —And in the— SAN FRANCISCO POST. —For— 8 CENTS PER LINE. 8 CENTS PER LINE. 8 CENTS PER LINE, 8 CENTS PER LINE. Here Is a rare opportunity for people having bargains to offer or wants to be known. « HERALD PUBLISHING CO., tf 222 W. Third st. PERSONAL JOS. KLINE OR the husband of BERTHA HOLMAN send their address to E. B. JORDAN, 110 Montgomery blk, San Francisco. lmo4 PERSONAL—WHEN TIRED TAKING patent medicine to reduce your flesh, that only ruins your stomach, see MRS. GOSS. I also remove superfluous hair. 215 Vi S. Spring st. S-9 DEVAN'S FRENCH capsules.a boon for ladies troubled with irregularities. No danger; send in time; $1 per box. Room 4, 415'/j S. Spring st. 8-14 PERSONAL— FOR RENT, FURNISHED or unfurnished rooms: desirable location; prices to suit the times. THE WIN THROP, 330V6 S. Spring st. 7-25 MINING AND ASSAYING MORGAN & CO., ASSAYERS AND RE flners and ore testers; bullion purchased; consulting metallurgists; mines examined and dealt in. Office, 261 Wilson blk., Los Angeles Cal. 25-tf THE" BIMETALLIC ASSAY OFFICE and Chemical Laboratory, 124 S. Main st. R, A, PEREZ, E, M., manager. 12-4tf CHURCH NOTICES MEV. DR. M. RHODES OF ST. EOUIS, Mo., will preach in the First English Lutheran church, cor. of Eighth and Flower sts., on Sababth morning. Rev. i, Dr. J. W. Kapp of Richmond, Ind., will preach In the evening. 17 SPECIAL NOTICES' FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE CHlL dren who have been admitted to the Los Angeles Orphan asylum, Boyle Heights,' since the last publication: Frances Soto, 10 years; Alary Doherty, 12 years; Clotilda Montblanc, 12 years; Jeanne Montblanc, 7 years; Susan Mon tijo, 13 years; Susan Rubldoux, 11 years; Rlcarda Rubidoux, 8 years; Louisa Rom ero, 10 years; Maria Romero, S years; Stella Narr, 12 years; Annie Narr, 10 years; Lillie Narr, 8 years; Bessie Sil verman, 6 years; Fanny Silverman, 3 years; Stella Simpson, 12 years; Mary Bauer. 10 years; Rita Valenzuela, 9years; Roslta Lugo, 4 years; Roslta Reyes, 12 years; Lucy Alvetra, 4 years. 23 SISTER CECILIA. ANNUAL MEETING OFTHK SHARiT holders of the Metropolitan Loan asso ciation of Los Angeles will be held in the office of the association, 107 E. Second st., on Tuesday, July 20, 1897, at 8 p. m., for the purpose of electing four directors to serve for two years, and for transacting such other business as may come before them. 1.. NORTON, secretary. 20 NOTICE—THE LOS ANGELES CITY Water Co. will strictly enforce the fol lowing rules: The hours for sprinkling are between the hours of 6 and S oclock a. m. and 6 and 8 oclock p. m. For a vio lation of the above regulations the water will be shut off and a fine of $2 will be charged before the water will be turned on again. tf WARNING—MR. F. W. KRINGEL IS the piano tuner employed by us and any other person representing himself as such, or as a nephew of Mr. I. Wlllington Gardner, Is wholly unauthorized by us. GARDNER. ZELLNBR PIANO CO. 18 WANTED—EVERY ONE TO KNOW that Hall Thompson Rheumatism, Liver and Kidney Cure will cure rheumatism. Call and get testimonials. 223 N. Spring St., room 6. 8-1 THE DaIIY~JOTJRNAL, PUBLISHING county official records, real estate trans fers, mortgages, liens, building news; one dollar monthly. 205 New High st. tf SPECIAL SALE—NO CHARGE FOR borders with 5c and 7 1 *'-c wall paper. WALTER, 218 W. Sixth St. 8-12 USE GRANT'S SYSTEM TONIC FOR malaria. 127& W. Second st. 8-16 PRACTICAL CHIMNEY SWEEPER VROVA. 826 Keller. 8-14 WANTED—MALE HELP HUMMELL BROS. & CO. EMPLOYMENT AGENTS. California Hank Building, 300-302 W. Second street. In basement. Telephone tOQ, MEN'S DEPARTMENT Man, haul wheat. $1.50 nnd board: 6 horse teamster, $1.25: butcher boy, $1.20, etc.; ranch teamster, $25, etc.; good print er and job workman, Arizona; young German, ranch work, $15, etc.; young man. milk- and garden, $10, etc.; 2 men, 'hay press, 10c, etc., ton; ranch hand, $20, etc., milk 15 cows; experienced orchard ist; boy, $3 week; ranch hands, $1.25, etc.; man and family, $30, house, etc.; ranch hand, $1, etc.; man and wife, blacksmith and cook, ranch, $50, etc. MEN'S HOTEL DEPARTMENT Second cook, restaurant. $10 week; sec ond cook, country, $35; pastry cook and baker, $15 week: first-class steward and butcher, $65; waiter, $25: first-class chef. $S0; all-round laundryman, $15 week;. John Schiffer call. HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT House girl, near in, $25; house girl, cot tage, $15; experienced nurse, 3 children. $20; kitchen girl, $4 week; house girl, one week, $6; house girl, Redondo, $12; Santa Monica, $15: Hueneme, beach town, $15; city, $20; house girl. 4 adults. $18. beach; house girl, near city, $15 and fare; house girl, elderly couple. $15: ranch cook, $20 and fare; girl, clerk in delicacy store, $4 week and board. WOMEN'S HOTEL DEPARTMEXT Waitress, Japanese restaurant, beach, $6; waitress, railroad hotel, beach and Avalon, $20, etc.: woman, cook for sec tion men, $20; waitress, do 7 rooms' cham ber work, $20; extra waitress, beach, to day and Sunday. 11 UMMEL BROS. & CO. j WANTED—RING UP RED 1411, SUNSET EMPLOYMENT AGENCY, if you want I the right kind of help. Rooms 11,12, 13 and i 14. 128 N. Main st. 17 ! WANTED—AGENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL j insurance; salary and ooiramisslon; expe- I rience not necessary. Apply room 9. 105 1 if Flr'» Bt. 7-25 WANTED--!" HOYS; WORKERS: GOOD salary to right boys. 7 a ,m., 711 S. Main. 7-29 WANTED SITUATIONS—MALE WANTED—GARDENING AND LAWN mowing solicited by advertiser. Address 14. T. Necdham. SI I W Seventh St. 18 WANTED—TO BORROW W ANTED —ADVERTISER MIST RE deem well-known income properties, ag gregating in value $200.(XX); amount re quired, $10.if)n and $35,000'; will give title deed, reserving .the privilege of repur chasing In one year, with $ M>!) as Interest added; clear of every encumbrance, with title and fire Insurance policies trans ferred to purchaser: no better security for money can possibly he had. us pres ent owners cap use the properties during the coming winter at three times the amount of the loan. Address for inter view, SECURITY, P. O. box 105, Los An geles, Cal. 13 WANTED—AGENTS WANTED—AGENTS; $20 TO $30 A WEEK sure. No capital needed. New goods, new plan. Sells at sight. Every family needs it. HOUSEHOLD SPECIALTY CO., box 424, Cincinnati, Ohio. sat 6 mo WANTED—TO BUY LIVE STOCK WANTED —CALVES AND FAT STOCK. FRED HUGHES, Durham market, 1"67 Temple st 6-21tf FOR SALE—MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE—ICE BOX, $4; REFRIGER ator, $6; large Alaska refrigerator, $18; bed room set. $10; extra dresser, $ti: gaso line stove. $2.50: cook stove, $(i; tent. 12x14. $8.50; carpets, matting, oil cloth, very cheap; folding beds front $1 to $12; baby cabs to rent. COLGAN'S, 316 S. Main st. 19 FOR BALE—7O COLONIES BEES IN good condition, by J. H. LAMPTON, Burbank, 19 PLUMBERS FRANK A. WEINSHANK, PLUMBER and gastitter, 240 E. Second st. Tel 136. (For additional classified see fase Twol)' THE HERALD COINAGE QUESTION At the Transmississippi Congress A DAY OF CONFUSION Out of Which Order Was Evolved BRYAN COMES TO THE RESCUE THE PEOPLE'S CAUSE WINS A VICTORY The Vote Shows Fi,ve to One for the Independent Coinage of Sil ver at Sixteen to One Associated Press Special Wire. SALT LAKE, Utah, July. 16—Today was a day of excitement, oratory, and at times confusion in the session of the transmississippi congress. The subject was free diver, and the principal fig ures in the discussion were California and Colorado—the latter with a host of free silver advocates who won the day, and after a gallant struggle by the Cali fornia delegates under the leadership of T. L. Ford In opposition to the meas ure, the congress, by a vote of nearly five to one, adopted the majority jeso lution declaring for the free coinage of gold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, without the co-operation of any foreign government. This action' was- preceded by about twenty speeches, the principal ones be ing delivered by C. S. Thomas of Colo rado and T. L. Ford of California. Hon. W. J. Bryan spoke in favor of HUGH CRAIG OF SAN FRANCISCO, PRKSIDICNT OF TH X TRANSMIS SISSIPPI CONG It ICSS. —From the Salt Lake Tribune. the majority report and threw the whole convention into a state of wild, enthusi asm. When the congress met every seat in the main body of the house and the gal leries was occupied. After the discus sion closed nearly two hours was con s-timed by motions, roll calls and parlia mentary tactics. The opposition to the majority report was led mainly by Missouri delegates, with seme assistance from California. The di legates were late in assembling. After the introduction of some minor resolutions tbe committee on permanent organization repotted recommending Hugh Craig tor president; C, 1.. MeCon- Bt-11 of Minnesota, L. Bradford Prim of New Mexico and Breedlove Smith of Louisiana for first; second and third vice presidents, respectively. It further recommended that each delegation choose an adltional vice president, and that the election of a secretary and as sistant secretary be deferred until the place of the next meeting lie lixed. The report was unanimously adopted. The next business before the cemgress was the d'lscusslon of the majority and minority reports of the committee on resolutions, it was arranged that Dor sey of Nebraska and Ford of California should control the time In favor of the majority and minority reports, respect ively, on the silver question. Ford said the supporters of the minor ity report would piobably want but little time and he desired that opportunity be given'to any delegate to speak on that aide who might so desire. He then read the minority report, the chief point of which was that the silver question wasa political Issue and therefore should not be discussed in this non-partisan body. The resolution indorsing the free coin age of f-ilver reported by the majority of the committee was then read arid C. S. Thomas of Colorado proceeded to ad dress the house in the affirmative. He said it had been claimed that all politi cal questions, in their last analysis, were economic. Whether this- be true of all political issues, it certainly Is of the sil ver question. He urged reasons why this body should discuss- and express itself on this great issue, denied that the Re publican party was a single gold stand ard party, and declared that the great governments of Europe could see the handwriting on the wall; that this giant lepublic was about to restore silver and that they must prepare to fall In line. E. V, Smalley, a delegate from Min t . 'cV v LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY M, 1897 nesota, spoke in favor of the minority re port. He thought it wasdiscourteous for the strong silver majority to force the question on the congress, declared him self a single gold standard man and re peated a number of the familiar argu ments in support of that position. He opposed discussion of the sliver ques tion by the congress and said that if such discussion should be determined upon Republicans were out of place in this body and had no more right In it than they would have in a Democratic ward caucus. He protested against crowding this Democratic partisan reso lution down our Republican throats. He entered Into a long discussion of the merits oT the financial question and said if this was a silver convention he did not belong here. He felt that he would have no more business in a. free silver con vention that he would in a Democratic ward caucus-. De Matos of Montana favored the ma jority report and created much excite ment by declaring that the action of those who were trying to prevent the passage of the free sliver resolution was due to a desire to insult President Bryan of this congress. Exception was taken to this remark from all parts of the hall and De Matos finally withdrew his state ment. Varian of Utah addressed the conven tion in support of the majority report. He denie-d that the political character of the question was a good reason why it should not be discussed and cited the action of the congress/yesterday regard ing the Hawaiian and Cuban questions, which were purely political. Perkins of Nebraska followed in sup port of the minority report. He held it to be improper for this-commercial con gress to discuss a question so thorough ly political as» is- the silver issue. Quinn of Montana spoke in favor of the majority report. He made a forcib'.e argument in favor of the feasibility of free coinage. Ford, who was In charge of the time of the minority report, yielded five min utes to Crist of Missouri, who in a hu morous way supported the majority re port. Craig of California thenspoke in oppo sition to the majority report, and asked the silver men not to embarrass the con gress with it. Thompson and Brown of Nebraska and Fleehardy of Kansas made short speeches for the majority report. T. M. Patterson of Calorado spoke for free coinage and said it was a child c-f the transmississippi congress, that the matter had been considered at every session, since its organization and that if it was- a fit subject ten years ago it was a fit subject today. T. L. Ford closed the argument in op position to considering the silver ques tion and was warmly applauded. Mr. Bryan then calU-d Mr. Craig to the chair and made an eloquent speech in favor of the majority report. As he stepped on the platform he was> greeted with tremendous applause. Mr. Bryan said In. part: BRYAN'S ADDRESS Ladles and Gentlemen—While this question will apparently turn upon the form of a resolution, we need not ignore the thing that has been so plainly mani fested this morning. Now, when we come to decide what the congress should do, we have got to understand what will be the effect of what It does do. The action of this? convention will not be discussed by our friends who are delegates only, but it will be discussed by the enemies of free coinage all over this country. I call attention to the fact that the gen tleman from Minnesota pointed to the action taken at Denver as evidence that the silver sentiment was dying oul. What can we do If we refuse to consider silver? They will say that we discussed Hawaii and the people will say.that the annexation of Hawaii is not entirely so important as the emancipatio-n. of this country from the Lombard-street mag rates. Shall we tell them it is not a political question? They will refer to the pas-sage of a resolution on the sub ject of Cuban independence. The finan cial Independence of the United States is of mt.re- importance to the 70.000,000 of people than the political independence of Cuba. I tell you that the gold stand ard every year kills- more people in the United States- than Spain kills.ln Cuba. My friends have suggested that we ought not to make it .hard for the people of California to come to this-convention. I have Just passed through California and if I can judge of the sentiment there when we declare for the free coinage of silver we v. ill receive the approval of more than half the people who live In California,. (Applause.) They ask us if we offend the commer cial intterests of San Francisco, Los An geles or Portland. No; but we say to the commercial interests when they de stroy the prosperity of the hills and val leys they will arouse themselves and wrest them from the greed and avarice of the financial barons. I am glad, to endorse the effort the ad ministration Is putting forth In favor of international bimetallism. (Applause > I believe bimetallism I? pood, and if It it is good, It Is good, no matter who brings it. While the gentleman from.Minnesot-i states that his state cast 50,000 votes-for the gold standard, yet thirteen and a half million citizens declared that bimet allism was better than the gold standard When I desert bimetallism you car, brand me with disgrace, but if every member of this convention deserted yon cannot disgrace me—l will fight for If still. (Applause.) I do not want you to misunderstand me. My advocacy uf bimetallism-is not because I think more of the people who live in the mountains'and mining states than I do of the people who live on the plains. THE VOTE At the conclusion of Mr.Bryan's speech Mr. Richardson of Nebraska offered a ttsolutior. endorsing the (single gold standard, and pledging the congress to work for the correction of financial evil*. It was put to a vote and lost, only five votes being recorded In its favor, all coming from the Missouri delega tion. The pending question then was upon the adoption of the minority report. After considerable delay and confusion the roll of states was called, resulting: 85% ayes, 204' i noes. The roll of states was then called on the majority report, and it was adopted by a vote of 244 6-10 to 46 4-10. The result was greetedi with enthusiasm. President Bryan called Mr. Craig, the new president, to the chair, and after the latter had made a short address the convention adjourned until 9 oclock to morrow morning. DEBATING IS DREARY Pending the Return of the Tariff Bill THE SENATE DOES NOTHING THE HOUSE CONSIDERS ARMOR PLATE PRICES Tariff Conferees Wrangle Over Sugar Rates and Get Further Away From an Agreement Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, July 16.—The open session of the senate was brief and un eventful today. The Harris resolution relating to the Union Pacific was-further discussed. At 1:30 the senate went Into executive session, remaining behind closed doors until 6 o'clock, and then adjourning un til tomorrow. Report on the deficiency appropria tion bill was considered as soon as the Senate met today. It was ordered to further conference. Quay's motion that when the Senate adjourn It be until Mon day was lost, sto 7. Senator Morgan se cured' the adoption of a resolution re questing the President for information regarding the arrest of Alfred O. Hug net of the United States at Havana by the Spanish authorities. The Harris resolution relating to thegovernment In terests in the Union Pacific Railroad was then taken up. After discussing the legal points- in volved, Mr Alletj declared that if con gress neglected at t-hls time to stay the government Interests in this road, in volving a lo3s of $50,000,000, it would be the greatest blow and stain upon this government that had been made in all the years of national existence. Mr. Thurston of Nebraska interrupted to state- that the- railroad debt was al most $70,000,000, while the guaranteed bid was $-15,000,000 and that the loss could not exceed $25,000,000. There was spirited discussion at one point in Mr. Allen's remarks when- Mr. Warren of Wyoming sought to call at tention to the absence of a quorum. Mr. Allen declined to yield for this purpose and the presiding officer was in doubt as to the right of a senator to call the attention to the absence of a quorum when the senator on the lloor declined to yield. Mi-. Hale said it was a most unusual procedure. Mr. Warren finally withdrew his point and Mr. Allen proceeded. When he closed at 1:30 the senate went Into executive session and so remained until 6 o'clock when adjournment was had until to morrow. IN EXECUTIVF, SESSION The senate spent more than four hours in executive session in an effort to con firm the nomination of M. H. McCord to tie governor of Arizona and adjourned after six o'clock without having suc ceeded in that purpose. The failure was due, however, to the absence of a quor um. A vote was secured, showing 26 votes for and 11 against confirmation, eight less than a quorum. The contest was over McCord's record as developed by the Investigation of the committee on territories and was made by Berry and Teller.while Messrs, Davis, Carter, Spooner and Kyle took the lead in Mr. McCord's behalf. The opposition was- based r#t the plea that a man against whom there were so many charges should not be elevated to so high an office until he was absolutely cleared of the charges. It was asserted that the committee had refused hy make an investigation of some charges and that McCord's family had made an immense fortune out of land legislation in his congressional dis trict In Wisconsin for which he was-re sponsible. It was declared on behalf of the com mute that Its Investigation had been thorough and it was said it was sufficient to remove Mr. McCord from the asper sions upon his character. Senator Spooner devoted himself to the- charges in connection with the Wisconsin lands known as theOmaha Indian lands, He said that it was true that McCord's brother had been prosecuted for his con nection with the supposed frauds. Senator Spooner had the attorney for his brother in this city and he said he could bear testimony to the fact that while the suit lasted for eleven days there had been no aspersions whatever upon the name of Myron H. McCord. IN THE HOUSE The House Agrees to the Armor Plate Prices WASHINGTON. July 16.—The house today agreed to the partial conference report on the general deficiency appro priation bill and concurred- In the senate amendment fixing the limit of cost of armor plate for three battle ships now bundling at $.".00 per tor. This was- the main point still in dispute between the two houses. A strong effort was madia to Induct) the house to agree to a MlD stitute proposition fixing the limit at J4OO, as recommended by the secretary of the navy, but after three hours' of de bate the house, by a vote of 142 to 45, concurred in the senate, amendment. Stone (Republican of Pennsylvania), Dulzell (R. publican of Pennsylvania), and Boutelle < Kepuhlioun of Maine) tup ported the $4UO proposition, which was opposed by King (Democrat of Utah), Underwood (Democrat of Alabama), Barlow (Populist of California), Simp son (Populist of Kansas), Gains (Demo crat of 'Tennessee), Wheeler (Democrat of Alabama), Bayers (Democrat of Texas) anci Cannon (Republican of Illi nois. Cannon then called up the conference report on the general deficiency bill, which In the meantime had 1 been, agreed to by the senate. The house concurred INDEX OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS Butler confesses his crimes receives religious consolation and is hanged. Colonel Crocker lying unconscious; his recovery is regarded as impos sible. The Jeffries-Ruhlin fight at San Francisco proves a draw in the twen tieth round. Colonel Bradbury and his wife re united at dhicago, and Ward is not there to disturb their felicity. A Chicago bicyclist shot through the heart, but declines to die, to the astonishment of the surgeons. Professor Andree cuts loose his bal loon and begins the most foolhardy journey ever undertaken by man. The great single-scull race at Hen ley won by Teneyck, the American op.rsman; baseball games; turf and wheel results. Jesse Grant's exploring party has 'escaped being eaten by Tiburon can nibals, because the explorers conclud ed not to land on the island. The settlement of the miners' strike seems to be further away than was thought; coal drops in price, but the miners do not return to work. The coinage question causes excit ing debate at the meeting of the j Transmississippi congress; the major ity resolution, favoring free and inde pendent coinage of silver at sixteen to one, passes by a vote of about five to one. The bimetallic commissioners now lin Europe are somewhat encouraged by their reception in England, but there seems very little probability that any agreement can be arrived at, even if an international conference is called. Congressional debate is but dreary, pending the return of the tariff bill; the senate discusses railroad debts and does nothing; the house agrees to a partial conference report on the general deficiency bill, fixing a low price on armor plate; the tariff con ferees work very hard, and get a Ht jtle further away from an agreement. in the senate amendment appropriating $5000 for the removing of obstructions In the Kootenai river, Montana. When, the armor plate amendment was reached Cannon moved that the house insist on its disagreement, and Stone (Republican of Pennsylvania), moved' to concur with an amendment in the nature of a substitute proposing by the terms of which the cost of the armor plate for the three battleships was in creased from $2,400,000 to $3,010,000, and the limit for the cost of armor plate from $300 to $400. Boutelle (Republican of Maine-), the chairman of the naval affairs commit tee, tnok the floor in support of Stone's motion. He explained, at length the history of the controversy over the price qf armor plates. He pointed, out the refusal of the armor plate companies l to bid under the provision of the last naval appropriation bill limiting the. east to $300 per ton, the proposition of the Illi nois Steel company to furnish all the armor for twenty years at $240 per ton and the recommendation of the secre tary of the navy for an authorization for new bids with a limit of cost of $_400 per ton. "Did-n't one of these companies fur nish the Russian government with armor at $219 per ton?" asked Barlow of California. "That's' a chestnut," replied Boutelle, "but I'll roast it again for the gentle man's benefit." * •Well, the people wouldilike to have it roasted," replied' Barlow. Boutelle argued that the prices paid by foreign governments for armor fur nished conclusive evidence that it could not be manufactured for $400. "Is not the late secretary of the navy (Herbert) now the private attorney Of the Carnegie Steel company?" asked King (Democrat of Utah). "I'do not know," replied)Dalzeil, "but I should hesitate to entertain such a sug gestlpn about one who is not here to speak for himself." W. A. Stone (Republican of Pennsyl vania) defended, the Carnegie company. The debate was concluded by Cannon, who expressed the opinion that the sen ate wouldi never agree to any proposi tion fixing the limit of cost at more than $300. Si one attempted- at this point to secure all adjournment and thus delay action bttt this motion was voted down. Sayens then moved concurrence in the sinate amendment. On a rising vote there was plainly a large majority for the motion and'Bou telle demanded, the ayes and nays. Bayer*.' motion to concur was-carried, 142 to 45. Tfte bill wasi then sent to further conference. The house then, at 6:35 p. m., ad journed! until Monday. IN CONFERENCE There Is no Prospect of Any Sudden Agreement WASHINGTON. July 16.—The only report obtainable today from the tariff conferees was to the effect that the rep resentatives of the two houses are still at odds on the sugar schedule, and while there are many matters of minor Im portance undetermined, the sugar schedule only is in the way of speeds settlement. Tonight the conferees are no nearer an agreement on the sugar schedule, which continues to be the main bone of contention, than they were when they began. , Bogus Butter CHICAGO, July 16—The manufac ture of colored liutteiine has been re sumed In Chicago by the three largest firms interested in the industry and will continue until the law interferes. The step is taken for the direct pur pose of forcing a constitutional test of the law" In the courts, and the three com panies are banded to standi the costs equally. Ten Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS. OFF TO THE NORTH POLE Balloonist Andree Makes a Start WINDS AND WEATHER FAIR THE BOLD AERONAUT CHEERED BY CROWDS The Most Foolhardy of All Attempts Made to Solve the Polar Mysteries Associated Tress Special Wire. TROMSOE, July 16.—As the wind con ditions were more favorable on Sunday morning than they had previously been, the order was given that the start should be made as quickly as possible. The preparations occupied three and one half hours. The balloon, which was christened the Eagle, made a successful ascent amid the shouts of the crowd which had gathered to w-itness the de parture. Despite the lightness of the wind the balloon rose rapidly until an altitude of about 600 feet had been at tained, when it was forced down nearly, to the surface of the sea. After a few sandbags had been thrown out, how ever, it again ascended. The weather was clear and the Eagle was visible for an hour, traveling in a northeasterly direction. When last seen it was mov ing at the rate of 22 miles an hour. The Aflomblade has received' the fol lowing telegram from Herr Andree, via Tromsoe, written Just before the balloon was cast loose: "In accordance withi our decision, as was announced, at 10:30 in the morning preparations were made to start, and now, at 1:30 In the afternoon, we ready to ascend. We shall probably be carried! in a north-northeasterly direc tion. I hope gradually to get Into regions with more favorable wind condition* than exist here. "In the name of all my colleagues, I send our warmest greeting to our coun try and friends. "(Signed) ANDREE." King Oeear has received a telegram dated Vorgos bay, July 11th, andlsigned "Andree," conveying the humble greet ings and warmest thanks of the mem bers of the expedition on the point of their departure. ALASKAN GOLD Tempts Seattle's Whole Population to the North SEATTLE, July 16.—The reports of gold discoveries in Alaska have caused intense excitement. Policemen are re signing from the force, every street car man that can raise a stake has given notice to his company. In fact, all classes of society are rep resented in the feverish rush to get north. People are telegraphing friends and relatives in the east to come and join them in the Eldorado. The steamer Portland of the North American Trading and Transportation company Is due in from St. Michael's with $1,000,000 of gold dust on board. She has not yet been.reported at Tatoosh and her coming is awaited with intense anx iety. She will probably arrive some time tomorrow. The steamship offices are rushed with business and outfitting stores are taxed to their uttermost ca pacity to supply the wants of those who are getting ready to make the trip. THE SULTAN YIELDS The Powers Fix the Amount of ths Indemnity CONSTAtNTINOPLE, July 16.—Tewflk Pasha, the foreign minister, informed the ambasascrors today that the sultan had agreed on tho principal demands of the powers and was prepared to ac cept their views on the peace condi tions. ATHENS, July 16—It Is stated on re. liable information that the powers have fixed the indemnity to be paid to Tur key by Greece at $4,000,000, and have ac cepted a compromise giving Turkey a more liberal line of frontier. Turkey ami Greece have been- left to settle the question of capitulations between th*m. FOUND DEAD The Sudden Death of a San Francisco Merchant SAN FRANCISCO, iuly 16.—Informa tlon reached this city t"is mornlngof the sudden death of J. J. O'Brien, one of the largest dry goods merchants on the qpast, at Highland Springs, in Lake County, where he was enjoying a brief vacation with his wife and family At the time of his death Mr. O'Brien waa out hunting with a party of friends, and it is supposed that the exertion proved too much for him, as he was found sit ting under a tree in an attitude of re pose some hours after he was missed. He was 53 years of age and a native of Tlpperary, Ireland. UTTERLY UNTRUE No Japanese-Spanish Alliance Has Been Made LONDON, July 16.—The Daily Mail's Paris correspondent says: United States Ambaf..-ador Porter assures me that the story that an alliance existed between Spain and Japan is quite unfounded. The Spanish embassy also declares this report to be a canard. MADRID, July 16.—Inquiry at the for eign, office here develops the fact that nothing is known regarding the reported alliance between Spain and Japan. Colonel Contad Dead ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., July 16.—C6L Joseph Contad, U. S. A., died! here this afternoon, of congestion of the brain. He was 69 years old.