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THE WEATHER PREDICTION
Increasing cloudiness Saturday;
light variable winds.
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JUNK 24, 1899.
Pkice One Cent.
-ETr TJE3F . rr i-WHl Jill I J- J J m"l - J.. a
Americans Supported by Brit
ish War Vessels.
Commodore GilTaid's Action Oil (lie
Trouble ArUlnjr I'rum DUcrimliin-
llou In Unit Salen AiiucuIm to
the Home Gov criimentN.
St. John, N. F., June 23. Commodore
Glffard, commanding the British naval
squadron, protecting the Newfoundland
fisheries, has become embroiled in a seri
ous dispute with the Trench over his action
In enforcing the right of the American
fishermen to take bait on the French shore.
When Giffard arrived on the coast last
month from England he had instructions
from Secretary Chamberlain completely
reversing those of his predecessors and
disregarding the French claim to exclusive
fishing privileges along that coast. By the
treaties with France the British fishermen
settled there are not permitted to inter
fere with the French in their avocation,
but by the treaty of ISIS, the Americans are
conceded a right of fishing there concur
rently with the British.
The French have always insisted that
they alone had the right to take herring
bait in the treaty coast waters and that
the British and Americans could only
procure it en sufferance. This contention
the British warships always acquiesced in
until this year, and made a regu'ation
obliging the settlers to supply bait to tie
French vessels first. een If these paid
only 30 cents a barrel for the fish, whil;
American, Canadian, and Newfoundland
vessels had to wait idle until they were
supplied, although offering $1 a barrel.
This year the Newfoundland Government
passed a rule that no herring was to te
sold to an) body for less than $1.25 a bar
rel, and when the first French fishing ves
sels arrived on the coast they had to ray
this or do without.
"When the warships arrived they com
plained to them and the French commodore
tried to retaliate by making trouble be
tween England and America. He accord
ingly directed the three cruisers of his
command to permit no American vessels
to be baited in any part of the treaty
coast, especially if French fishermen were
near seeking herring. The first United
States fisherman on whom this game was
tried was the schooner Farthlan, of Glou
cester, Captain Monroe, who sought bait
at Bay St. George. He appealed to Cap
tain Savlle, of the British cruiser Alert,
who told him to go ahead and take bait
and that if be complied with tho local
regulations and paid the price prescribed
the warship would see him through.
This being communicated to the French
commander that worthy attempted no
cctual interference, but sent to Commodore
Glffard an angry despatch denouncing the
proceedings of his subordinate. This he
followed up by a series of vexatious inci
dents hampering the Americans in every
way and removing at night the nets of the
coast folk, thereby preventing them catch
ing the herring which they sell to the
.Americans. The consequence is that the
whole treaty coast is in a ferment. The
settlers are daily wiring to the colonial
Government for protection against these
outrages and the Yankee skippers are mak
ing the wires hot with protests of the
treatment to which they are being sub
jected. The British commodore being at St.
John's, where he Is in close touch with
tho colonial and imperial cabinets, has
been in daily conference with Governor
McCallum and the colonial ministry, and
Wednesday he despatched two ships of bis
squadron, the Buzzard and Columbine,
north and Eouth around the island to as
certain the actual conditions existing and
to re-enforce the Alert, which is main
taining the patrol alone. The colonial
magistrates have been asked for state
menu of the occurrences in their districts
and the British Government has been call
ed on to take steps to end this undesirable
state of things.
The "Washington authorities have also
demanded a cessation of the French Inter
ference, and serious friction is expected if
the French persist in their present policy.
It is reported here tonight that Admiral
Sampson, with the American squadron,
will visit here within a week or two, to
confer with the British and colonial rep
resentatives in the matter.
FRENCH MINISTER OF WAK.
General tie tinlllfcf'N Selection
Cntinc Mrrririne in Ilerlln.
Cologne. June 23. The Berlin corre
spondent of the "Koelnische Zeltung" says
that astonishment has been caused in the
German capital by the selection of Gen
eral de Galllfet for French Minister of
War. It Is held to be certain that he will
prosecute with a strong and undlscriml
nating hand the officers who partook In
the recent demonstrations or who have in
any way departed from discipline. The
correspondent recalls the little known fact
that at the height of Boulangism In Trance
General de Gal I if et. who fears nothing,
was ready, in conjunction with the War
Ministry, to crush General Boulangcr. It
was the knowledge of this fact that led
to the latter's flight to Belgium, where he
committed suicide on the grave of his mis
tress. To Maintain Orilcr In Itnlj.
Rome. Juno 23. In consequence of the
obstructive tactics of the party of the Ex
treme Right, a royal decree has been is
sued authorizing the Ministry to Institute
by decree, on July 20, measures for the
maintenance of public order, if In the
mean time such measures are not approv
ed by Parliament.
Tlir Muiitftuit l"ouml In IllHtrt'MK.
London, June 23. Lloyd's agent at Fal
mouth reports that the steamship Montana
which was towed into that port today by
the British steamer Ellersllc, was picked
up by that vessel on June 17, 720 miles
out, her shaft being Lrokcn.
.Amerlrnii Vcmiel In Tronble.
London, June 23. -A despatch to Lloyds
from Dover says that the steamer Balmo
ral, from Philadelphia for London, has
passed Am roth Castle In tow, her machin
ery having been disabled.
A Xn. I hard uil llnii.li ill 81 per
Gallon, it P. S VVairtn Co., 115 Ninth st. rnr.
Prank LIMiej A C Sf It .t .V. V. Ave,
Lumber, ililluork, and Buildera' Hardnare.
PliOFESSIOXAL 3IE.V IX CUBA.
The Ilrnfl if n IJreree I.eKllIizlne?
Their Priietiee Siiliiulltril.
Havana, June 23. Secretary Lanuzaha3
submitted to Governor General Brooke the
draft of a decree legalizing the practice
here of foreign lawyers, doctors, pharma
cists, engineers, and other professional
men holding diplomas from tee r home
institutions. The general sencme con
templates the submission of the diplomas
to the faculty of the Havana University,
which will accept them when they aic
from institutions of good standing. In
other cases a. stringent examination Is
provided for under the auspices of the un.
verslty. The military government will
maintain control over all by compelling
the filing of all documents with the De
partment of Public Instruction. Phy si
clans, pharmacists, and englnceis will be
benefited by the scheme If General Brooke
adopts It. but it will not help lawyers
much, as courses in foreign law would
have little value in examinations on Span
Gen. Jose Miguel Gomez, Civil Governor
of Santa Clara, conferred with General
Brooke today and asked him to advance
money to the farmers of the province.
This is a favorite scheme of General Wil
son, the military commander of that de
partment, who has hitherto urged its
adoption, maintaining that to advance $100
to a man owning a farm would enable him
to rebuild his house and buy oxen and
implements, and Becd enough to give him
a start. Manj small farmers all over the
island arc anxious to work, but are really
without means to do so. Governor Gomez
is presumably acting on General Wilson's
initiative. General Brooke has already dis
approved the plan as impracticable, and
savoring too much of paternalism.
Secretary Saenz Yanez is angry with
General Brooke because the latter refuses
to make General Menocal Minister of Pub
He Works. General "Menocal resigned the
office of chief of police, expecting that he
would bo appointed to the other office.
General Brooke wishes him to resume his
place at the head of the police department
but he is furious with General Brooke and
refuses to do so.
General Brooke has ordered that the
alcalde of the city of Plnar del Rio, who
was recently suspended by Civil Governor
Dolz for an alleged misuse of public funds,
be reinstated, as there was no intention on
his part to defraud the Government Senor
Dolz is offended by the order and be may
possibly resign. Reports from various
parts of the island show- that six hundred
Cuban soldiers were paid yesterday.
"La Lucba" will tomorrow publish a card
addressed to Gen. Maximo Gomez asking
him not to leave Cuba, but to remain here
to do what he can for the Cuban i.eople.
The card Is signed by 250 prominent men.
SIX NEW YEIXOW FEVER CASES.
AdllKUlillitv of nnllntlliK Culmim In
tlic American Arm,
Santiago de Cuba, June 23. Six new
cases of yellow fever have been reported
here. Five of the patients are soldiers
and the other Is a Cuban.
The Times correspondent today Inter
viewed a number of prominent citizens
and Army officers as to the advisability
of enlisting Cubans in the American Army
to replace the troops now here.
Ihe general opinion was that the pres
ent force in the quarantine camp would
be useless in case of trouble. Many Cu
bans are anxious to enlist. Some of our
officers think that Cubans, properly of
ficered by Americans, would make a good
fighting force. The Spaniards and other
foreigners and the wealthy Cubans place
little reliance on Cuban soldiers, and pre
fer that the Americans should remain.
Tomorrow, the feast of San Juan, is the
date announced In the placards recently
posted about the city for an uprising
against the "Intervening tyrants." There
is no probability of trouble, however. All
business will be suspended until Monday.
A street carnival is In progress tonight,
and everjbody appears to be good-natured.
ME. M'KrNXEY'S QUIET DAY.
A ce!nl I'niietlon In Honor of tlic
3I!scN Dnncnn nml Ilurlicr.
North Adams, Mass., June 23. Presi
dent McKinley and party spent a com
paratively quiet day at the home of W.
B. Flunkett here today. The weather In
dications in the morning v. ere anything
but reassuring, and the party had to post
pone plans for outings. Later, however,
the skies cleared and the younger mem
bers of the party planned a drive to the
mountain town of Savoy, several miles
from this place. In the afternoon the
President and Mr. Plunkctt drove to
Cheshire, a village south of Atlam3. and
were gone about an hour. Mrs. McKin
ley remained at the house, tho weather
net permitting her to drive out.
In the evening the Assembly Club held
Its first assembly of the season In honor of
the Misses Barber and Duncan. During
the evening the President, Mr. and Mrs.
Abner McKinley, and Mr. Plunkctt drove
to the pavilion and remained a short time
with the joung people. Mrs. McKinley
again remained in the house on account
of the weather.
The plans for tomorrow, with one excep
tion, are very indifferent. The President
will give a reception to the people of
Adams from 6 to 0 o'clock. The people
will be admitted to tho Plunkett grounds
and passing up one of the avenues will be
greeted by the President at the porte
cochcre. They will then pass down anoth
er avenue and out of the grounds. To
morrow afternoon It Is expected that the
President will visit the Memorial Build
ing, of which he laid the cornerstone a
year ago last September.
Sayles Post Is preparing to give tho
President a reception at the building. They
will meet him there and hope to be favored
with a short speech. North Adams is
making extensive preparations for the visit
of the President to that city on Monday
TO ENFORCE PENALTIES.
Mill of I lip Male of rn York A Kit I list
Armour unit Company.
Albany, N. Y., June 23. Attorney Gen
eral Davies, State Agricultural Commis
sioner "vVictlng, and former Agricultural
Commissioner Cchraub conferred today
regarding the proposed enforcement to a
direct issue of the penalties which it is
claimed Armour &. Co., of Chicago, are
liable, growing out of the sale of o'eo
margarlue In the State In 1SS3 and there
abouts in violation of the State anti-o'co-margarlne
The penalties. It Is claimed, aggregate
many hundred thousand dollars. Suit to
recover was brought by the Agricultural
Department over three years ago, and Mr.
Scbraub v. as retained as counsel for the
State. Tho State won in the preliminary
legal skirmishes, when Armour & Co.,
during Governor Black's administration,
offered to Bettle for $20,000. The offer
was not accepted, and the matter has ie
malned dormant over a year.
Governor Roosevelt has requested the
Attorney General to prosecute the suit
against Armour Co. with vigor.
$1.25 to Baltimore und Return ilu II.
A. O. biiturtluy nlid Miiulny,
June 21 nd 53, (rood for return until following
Monday. Cood en all trains except Itoyal Llm
You cnu liullil nlniOMt iim ehcnp dn
lift year it yon cret your lumber from Libber
k Co., eth and N". V. avc.
ABBANGB FOR A DUEL
Aiiiiiiglian Accepts the Chal
lenge of Turk han i'asha.
Baron de Staal Attempts to Pacify
flic WaiTinjr, Elements.
Pence Delecriilen Illirhly Amufieil liy
the Quarrel mill the Iture Ileii-
nrtt'L' ArlKiiiK '1 herefrom.
Tho Hague, June 23. Amnlghan. the
Armenian who Is working hero to ad
vance the interests of the young Turk
party, announced that he has accepted the
challenge to fight a duel with Turkhan
Pasha, oco of the Turkish delegates to
the Peace Conference. The Turkish
tioubles here are causing diversion and
are decidedly amusing to everybody ex
cept the principals. Baron de Staal, the
President of tho Conference, and Dr. de
Beaufort, the Vice-President, have visited
Turkhan I'asha, and It is probable that
they politely advised him not to make
an exhibition cf himself.
It Is stated that Turkhan is greatly ex
cited against Ahmed Itlza Bey. He has
declared that all the perfumes of Arabia
could not hide the latter's moral 'Stencii.
Turkhan doubtless feels that it is neces
sary for him to make a good impression
on the Sultan, who once exiled him from
Constantinople. As a result of yesterday's
sparring match between Turkhan Pasha
and Nourri Bey, the secretary of the
Turkish delegation, the latter has left the
embassy in high dudgeon and gone to re
side at Scheveningen.
Gen. Abdullah Pasha, the Turkish dele
gate to the Peace Conference, who took
upon his own shoulders the quarrel which
Turkhan Pasha, the head of the Turkish
delegation, had yesterday with Ahmed
Rlza Bey, the leader of the young Turks'
party, today sent a challenge to Ahmed
couched in the most insolent terms. In
reply Ahmed said that he was prepared to
fight a gentleman but not a footman of
the Sultan. Ahmed will leave The Hague
The declaration submitted by the dele
gations of Portugal, Japan, Greece, and
Turkey at the last sitting of the full Con
ference contained the statement that the
signatory delegates were no; able to sign
general act of the Conference until the
terms thereof were approved by their re
The arbitration committee was today en
gaged In working up the code of procedure
and the Russian scheme will be adopted
virtually without change. The first com
mittee, continuing its debates on the re
port of the Austrian naval expert. Count
Soltyk, rejected the proposal for the pro
hibition of ram ships, submarine boats,
M. De Staal, of Russia, in a long speech,
developed the Russian proposal for limi
tation to a period of live years of the
military strength, but not of the naval
strength, the colonial forces excepted. The
Russian proposition tends to limitations
of army budgets by common accord of the
powers. The debate was of the most in
teresting character, but was purely pre
liminary. The addresses of M. De Staal,
M. Beernaert, of Belgium, and others will
The committee will reassemble on Mon
day and in the mean time the delegates
will ask for instructions from their Gov
ernments. They are generally skeptical
about the chance of an agreement and the
proceedings will probably be the base of
a special conference on the matter. M. De
Staal, In the course of his speech Intro
duced a proposal that there should bo no
further increase in armaments. He dis
claimed any Intention on the part of Rus
Ela to propose a reduction of armaments,
but said he thought if the conference etriild
agree upon a halt In the matter a l educ
tion of armaments would soon be brought
about through natural causes.
A .State Dunk" for Switzerland.
Berne, June 23. The scheme for estab
lishing a State bank which was rejected in
ISO", was lately revived in the National
Council, and after three long debates a bill
has been adopted establishing such a bank
under the title of the Bank of the Swiss
Confederation. One-third cf the capital
will be provided by the Confederation, one
third by the cantons, and one-third by In
vesting shareholders. The bank will have
the monopoly of issuing notes. Its head
quarters will be at Berne, and this is likely
to cause Jealousy in Zurich, which is n
more important financial centre. The bill
needs the approval of the State Council
and a referendum may be demanded.
I'nlul I2xitlnsloii In n "Vline.
Ro3sland. B. C, June 23 About 11
o'clock this morning an cxplos'on occurred
in the War Eagle mine, the icene of the
fatality of a month ago Three men are
now lying dead at the morgue, another s
probably fatally injured, and a fifth is
very seriously hurt. The five men were
working in a C25-foot level with machine
drills, when one of the drills struck a
mlssul hole, where tho shot had failed to
explode the night before. A frightful ex
A evv Cuneer Cure DIic nv ereil.
London, June 24 The latest reported
cancer euro Is attributed to the Brussels
physicians, Drs. Rocquetteand Lapo, who,
according to tho "Dally Mall," have dis
covered an effectual scrum treatment,
Tlltlilntl'ii He Crop Itiilneil,
SL Petersburg, June 23 Tloods and
cold weather have ruined the rye crc-iw In
parts of east and north Finland, and a ca
lamity similar to that in the famine strick
en districts of eastern Russia Is threat
ened. The IClllier II ra ou lluelou.
Berlin, June 23. The Emperor has ele
vated Herr von Buelow, Minister of For
eign Affairs, to the rank and title of count.
This was done as a recognition of his
services in the acquisition of the Caroline
Islands for Germany.
l'nle of u IluuirJiIer of 7fJ.
Altoona, Pa., June 21. Mary A. Lynn,
of this city, a spinster of eighty-one yeais.
was removed today to the Wiliiarnsport
Home for the Friendless She is tl c
daughter of James Lynn, who fought un
der George Washington, and Is one of
eleven Pennsylvaclans who ate children uf
Revolutionary veterans. Miss Lynn re
ceives a pension of $8 per month.
Sl.OO lo I'reilerlcl., IliiKerHtovv ll, anil
And return, by special train, leaving n ft 0
Itallroad depot, uathincton, 7 a m , Sumliy,
June S3, arnrlng Frederick 9, Haqi-rjloun and
VWnchcstcr 9.W a. m, stopping at Intermediate
tution. Ittturatrt;- lemc Winchester and Haters
town 7 p. m., I'mienck 7:45 p m , same date.
For further information call on II. & O. agent.
Columbia Floor stiiln, SI. (Id GuI,
At I. S. Warren Co, 615 Ninth st. nw.
o e-Ytriiorilliinr inlvilliee In firlecn
on lumber with Libbey L Co , eth and N. Y. ave.
DEATH OF TH03IAS J. SEH22ES.
A Prominent Lnwer Micciimh to
Henri IU.nNe lit "New Urleim.
Thomas J. Semmes, the recognized leader
of the Louisiana bar and one of the most
prominent lawyers in the-country, died
suddenly at New Orleans yesterday of
heart disease. He was seventy-five years
old and a native of Georgetown, D. C. a
son of Raphael Semmes." one of the oldest
Maryland Catholic families, and a cousin
of Raphael Semmes, commander of the
Alabama and commodore In the Confed
erate navy. Mr. Semmes was a graduate
of Georgetown and Harvard colleges. He
moved to Louisiana in 18C0. He was a
member of the Democratic State Central
Committee in 1S52, elected to the Legisla
ture In 1855, when be became the Demo
cratic leader, and framed and passed the
laws which destroyed the Know Nothing
party, then ery strong la Louisiana. He
was appointed by President Buchanan
United States District Attorney for Lou
isiana in 1S3S, but resigned In 1839 to be
come Attorney General of the State. In
1861 he was elected a member of the Lou
isiana constitutional convention and was
chairman of the committee which drafted
the ordinances of secession from the United
States. In November of the same year he
was elected Senator from Louisiana to the
Confederate Congress. He was a member
of the committee of five which made a
stinging reply to Jefferson Davis when hs
attempted to throw the responsibility for
the failure of the Confederate cause on the
Congress. In 1SG3 Mr. Semmes was par
doned by President Johnson, but his en
tire large fortune in New Orleans had been
confiscated by General Butler and he had
to borrow the money to return to that city.
Ho soon, however, rose to prominence
again as the recognized leader of the Lou
isiana bar. He was appointed professor of
civil law in the University of Louisiana,
was a member of the constitutional con
ventions of 1879 and 18S8, in both of which
he took a leading part. In 1SS6 he was
President of the American Bar Associa
tion. He was strongly recommended for
the United States Supreme Court during
Cleveland's Administration and would have
been appointed then but for the President's
predilection for Senator Lamar.
THE DEATH OF JOHN G. MOORE.
I he II end of it IVcII-KnOvrn Ilroker-
njee Firm lnnert Atvuj.
John G. Moore, head iof the stock
exchange firm of Moore & Schley, died
shortly after noon yesterday at hl3 home,
II East Sixty-fifth Street, New York city
after a long Illness. He was unconscious for
twenty-foui hours before he died. Mr.
Moore had not been well for a year and
last February he went to Jekyll Island,
Ga., for his health, his family going with
him. After his return ho was not w-ll
enough to go to his office at SO Broadway.
The funeral will be held from Dr. R. He
ber Newton's church and the Interment
will be made In Woodlawn.
Mr. Moore Is most widely known for the
fight he made to prove the unconstitu
tionality of the Income tax. It Is under
stood that ho spent over $25,000 In con
ducting this contest, and though many of
his friends desired to crntrtbute toward
the expense of the lltlgatV-JT be would al
low none of them to do so "
John G. Moore was born In Steuben. Me.
He was the son of CapU Henry D. Moore,
a shipmaster. He came to New York when
he was eighteen ears old and got a place
as elerk in a lumber business and later
went Into the business for himself at 93
Wall Street, and in company with John O.
Evans he did considerable contracting
business for the Government. He organ
ized the National Dredging Company in
In ISoO, when the Western Union Tele
graph Company had possessed itself of all
its rivals, Mr. Moore, with Mr. Evans,
saw the opportunity of establishing a ri
val company connecting the larger cltlc3
and of leasing wires to bankers and mer
chants during business hours. They went
to work and soon bad Boston, New York,
and Washington connected, and then Cm
clnna'i, Chleago, St. Paul, Kansas City,
and other Western cities. The company
v.as the Mutual Union Telegraph. In 1S:5
he formed the Wall Street brokerage firm
of Moore & Schley, and remained at tie
bead of that concern until his death
Mr. Moore was a director in more ttau
twenty corporations, among them the
Western Union Telegraph Company, the
Brooklyn Union Gas Compauy. and the
Chase National Bank-, the Manhattan
Trust Company and many railroad com
panies. Mr. Moore's home was at 11 East S.xty
fifth Street. His summer borne was at
Winter Harbor, Me. He was married
twice. His first wife wa3"a Miss Aldrich,
of Munson, Mass. Two daughters of that
marriage survive. His second wife, who
survives him, was Miss Louise Hatts
horne, daughter of the late James II.
It was stated at the office of Moore &
Schley that Mr. Moore had arrang.d his
affairs some time ago with reference to his
death, and that the business would be con
tinued under the present firm name. It
Is understood that bis principal executor
and trustee of his estdte It his rartner,
Grant B. Schley.
MAD BY FEAR OF RABIES.
Dosr-llitti'n 11 ii ii Worried lllniielf
Into beemtiiK II dropholila.
Bridgeport, Conn., June 23. The phy
sicians at the Bridgeport General Hospital
are much puzzled over th.c case of John
Falls, twenty-two years old, of South
port. Last October Falls tried to separate four
dogs that were fighting. One of them bit
him. The wound was cauterized and tho
physician assured Falls that there was no
cause for alarm
But Falls worried over the danger of
hydrophobia. His health ibegan to fall.
Early this week he had an. attack of ma
laria. Wednesday he wis unable to leave
the house, and yesterday! morning was
Ho raved and barked anil snapped like
a dog with his teeth, alternating by crying
out for protection from attacks of Imag
inary dogs. Dr J L. Hetzel, of South
port, managed to quiet Falls and he was
taken to the General Hospital. He Is al
ternately sane and delirious,
Ceuerill Clllj Almost IIIInil.
Louisville, Ky, June 23 Gen Cassius
M C Clay, former Minister to Russia,
and known far and vvid as the "Sage of
White Hall," i3 almost totally blind. His
sight is. so impaired that he cannot dis
tinguish man from woman. His fine old
baronial mansion, now falling Into decay.
In the upper story of which bees have
built their hives, and Immense bats find a
home, is invested, with the same mystery
as of yore, and is as 'assiduously guarded
as when the vendetto-threatened him The
general notifies his visitors that they can
inspect hli grounds all Ihcy desire, but
would not be allowed to nter his castle.
Ills divorced child-wife, Dora, is living
with her soldier husband at Pinard, Wood
Sf:!.f7l Another Oruinl Tluiirniou S:t..-.l)
to Pi. Vloiiroi-, .Norfolk Jt Va. lleneh.
Via Norfolk and Washington "fteamcr, Saturday.
C 30 p m , returning Monday morning at 7
o'clock. Itound trip tickets $3 50.
Only niiiiiII iiilMiuee on Nome thlntri.
while good many are mil Eoins at old, last
year's price. Libbey & Cu.
THE DEMOCRATS WAX
Exciting Scenes in tho Louis
Credentials Committee's Failure to
Report Causes an Uproar.
A ltiot Anrrovvly Ai erteil Viljiiurn-
llient Taken L'ntll TIiIm Morn-
IiiK llurilln Aiilmonlt).
Louisville, June 23 Today's scenes In
the Democratic convention have been ex
citing and mark the most serious dissen
sions the party in Kentucky has ever bad.
When Chairman Redwlne rapped for or
der this afternoon the committee on cre
dentials, which, had been out since yester
day morning, reported that they would
not be ready to report until tonight. It
had been reported that the committee was
purposely delaying Its report In order to
tire out the Hardin delegates from the
mountains. Hardly was the message read
than J. W. .Mitchell, a Hardin leader.
Jumped to his feet and presented the fol
lowing resolution, the reading of which
caused great disorder:
Whereas the committee on credentials has had
time enough to report back to thU conventiun
and has not done to. It Is resolved that the con
vention take up and determine the contests be
fore this body.
Chairman Redvvlne declared the re3olu
tlon out of order and bedlam was let loose.
Trouble seemed Imminent and Mitchell
withdrew hU resolution with the assur
ance from the chairman that he would
make no ruling for partisan purposes. W.
II. Sweeney arose and in a fiery '-peech
presented a resolution denouncing the
secret ballot and demanding that the next
Legislature submit to the voters of Ken
tucky an amendment providing for a re
turn to the viva voce system of voting.
I The resolution was referred to the com
mittee on resolutions, the Hardin people,
howling for a vote. A motion to adjourn
v.as put and Chairman Redwlne declared It
carried. Ignoring tho demand for a call of
counties. Instantly the Hardin peoplo
went wild and a dozen men sprang toward
Redwlne, but were restrained. Charles J.
Bronston mounted the platform as If to
call a bolting convention to order and the
Hardin" people cheerSTloudly-. He started
by saying: . -
"Fellow Democrats: The party today is
in the hands of cut-throats an- ssasslns."
This set the Hardin men wild, and many
seemed on the verge of hysterics. Seeing
that something rash would be done un-
I less a quick stop was put to it, Bronston
asiteu ine crowu io ao noimng more tnen.
"But," he exclaimed, "we will meet here
again at S o'clock and If we are again de-
Inled the right to vote we will elect a new
chairman and proceed with the conven
tion." When the convention assemb'ed tonight
several hundred police and firemen In
citizens' clothes occupied the seats in fiont,
of the stage. The Hardin men demanded
their removal, and falling to succe:d
moved an adjournment to Lexington. The
Goebel chairman ruled the motion out of
order. Pandemonium reigned again, and
In order to prevent an open riot a confer
ence of the leaders of 11 thre candidates
was called hurriedly. They decided to ad
journ tho convention until tomonow
morning and meantime to take measures
preventing a recurrence of tonight's
The prospects for a bolt and a "rump"
convention by the Hardin people tomor
row are excellent.
'Ihe uyer -iili-TriiKt Conference.
Austin, Tex., June 23. The Governors of
the Southern and many of the far Western
States are not responding to Governor
Sayers' Invitation to attend the anti-trust
conference to be held in St. Louis Sep
tember 20, as promptly and enthusiasti
cally as was expecteel. The Governors cf
the Northern and Eastern States have
nearly all been heard from, and there
promises to be a good attendance from
Governor Sayers received the following
letter today from Governor Rollins of
New Hampshire: "I would bs glad to at
tend the conference of Governors, as you
svggeit, but owing to other official duties
I; will be Impossible for me to do so."
HANGING OF A MATRICIDE.
l'urrott, Who Kllleel III Mother, llx
ecutet! lit Hamilton, Out.
Hamilton, Ont.. June 23. Benjamin Par
rott, was hanged at 743 o'clock this morn
ing for the murder of his mother. The
crime of Parrott was of a most brutal na
ture. The Parrott family resided at 44
Steven Street. The members were all of a
low intellectual order and the police were
frequently called upon to quell drunken
rows among them. In which the mother
and the son Benjamin, were the most fre
quent transgressors. Benjamin was a cart
er by occupation and lived in a barn in the
rear of his parents' home.
On Tcbruary S last, he came home partly
under the Influence of liquor and the usual
quarrel with his mother took place. Mrs.
Parrott, to avoid her son's wrath ran out
of the house, and Benjamin, armed with
an ax, followed her, overtaking her In the
middle of the road. Parrott, with a blow
on the arm from the sharp side of the ax,
felled her to the ground and then struck
her twice on the head with the dull side
of the weapon. The woman was taken to
the rity hospital, where she died within a
Parrott bragged to the police officers and
others of having killed his mother, saying
he was glad of It and that it served her
right, although ho knew he would swing
NEW STEEL AND IRON WORKS.
'I he Pliiits OutlliMMl lit n Meeting:
Helil in Montreal.
Montreal, June 23. The preliminary'
steps toward the establishment of one of
the greatest iron aud steel works In the
world was taken at" a meeting which was
held in this city yesterday. II. M. Whit
ney, of Boston, the President of the Do
minion Coal Company, held a meeting
with a number of prominent Canadian cap
italists, and the result was tho formation
of a Company called the Dominion Steel
Smelting Company, with a capital of J20,
000,000. Mr. Whitney was elected presi
dent; R. B. Angus, a Montreal milion
alre and director of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, vice president; J. S. McLennan,
treasurer, and F. B. Parsons, secretary.
Pl linN IIiikIiichh College. Stlt anil I.
5 Summer Course; Day or Xlght $5.
The IIiillx of the Ancient.
Tlic vivid portntyal of the life of the Ancients
astonishes the tiaeler. and ia the delight ct the
cultured. Open 0 a m. to 10 p. m.
V, C. Ilnnrila. kiln dried, bright,
Jl 25 per 100 feet. I-Ibbty 4. Co.
HEXIIY BRADLEY PLANT DEAD.
The Ilmil of a Grent Knll-.iaj S
tem 1'nsnes Avvny.
New York. June 23. Henry B.adiey
Plant, President of the Plant system cf
railways, steamships, and totcU, diel
suddenly this afternoon at hts home. 5J6
Tilth Avenue, of heart disease. About a
year ago, while returning to tLis city In
his private car after a trip to the South,
he was seized with an attack of heart
failure that nearly coded his llfj. Ho
was confined to the house for a month,
but soon afterward seemed to have en
tirely regained his health. Yesterday he
was at business as usual, but early last
evening he complained that he fe.t 111.
At first it. wa3 thought bis i.lceis wis cot
serious, the physicians saying that It was
but a slight recurrence of the former at
tack, but early this morning his llinsss
took a turn for the worse, and at 2-S3
o'clock In the afternoon he died.
Mr. Plant was born In Branford, Conn .
oil October 27. 1819. After a common
school education he west to work for an
express company en a steamboat line ply
ing between New York and New Haven.
Later he was connected with the Adams
Express Company. In 1859 ho went South
with the determination of starting an ex
press company. The outbreak of the Civil
War did not upset his plans. He went to
Richmond. Va., and had an Interview with
Jefferson Davis and secured from him the
privilege of running his express company
through the lines of the army without
hindrance. The company was known as
the Great Southern Express Company and
Mr. Plant was its president.
While traveling in the Interests of this
company he first went of Florida, and was
Impressed with the many opportunities
the State presented if the railroad facili
ties were developed. Acting on this idea
he promoted the building of enormous ho
tels and the running of railroads and the
formation of steamship lines so as to make
the hotels easy of access. The hotel at
Tampa, Fla., one of the largest In the
world, was the first of these ventures. It
proved an enormous success and imme
diately Mr. Plant--began the erection of
others. He also developed many of the
small towns of Florida and the present
prosperous condition of. the State is due
largely to his efforts. In 1S79 he secured
control of the Plant system of railways
As the system now is It Includes the
Atlantic Gulf Railroad, the Savannah,
Florida and Western Railroad, the Charles
ton and Savannah Railroad, the Alabama
and Midland Railroad, and a number of
other lines with an aggregate of more
than 2.000 miles of track. In addition to
the Plant lines of steamships, Mr. riant
was the President of the Canadian Atlantic;
Steamship Company. Mr. Plant was Mar
ried twice. There was one "child by his
first marriage. Morton F. Plant, who is the
first vice president of the Plant jystem.
Mr. Plant's second wife was Miss M. J.
Laughman, who survives him.
THE TRADE SITUATION.
Ileports eif the llradhtreet anil Dun
New- York. June 23. Bradstreet's to
morrow will say;
"Less tban'the average effect of the ap
proaching mid-summer influences is dis
cernible in current trade reports.- Prices,
too, show a strength unusual at thl3 pe
riod, and particularly In view of recent
steady advances. This is notably mani
fest, of course, in the iron and steel in
dustry, where the tendency of values is
still upward, though the advances reported
are not uniform at all markets, pointing
to Individual Instances of business done at
best possible prices. Predictions of $20 for
Bessemer are well within sight of realiza
tion. Hopes of improvement in the woslen
goods industry have materialized. Wool U
more active and firmer In sympathy there
with and sales are larger. Improved crop
reports are responsible chiefly for lower
quotations of products declining in price
this week. Wheat has been affected by
glowlng reports from spring wheat sec
tions, but more especially by continued
enormous deliveries of old crop supplies,
pointing to the 189S spring wheat yield,
and therefore, the aggregate yield cf the
country, having been heavily underesti
mated. At the decline, however, good buy
ing on export account has develop.d. One
calculation of world's wheat supplies indi
cates the belief that the reduced world's
yield this year will fully compensate for
enlarged carried-over supplies.
"Business failures for the week were 199.
as against ICO last week, 220 In this week
a year ago, 215 in 1S97, 218 in 1S9S, and 21".
New York, June 23. Dun's weekly review-
tomorrow- will say "The outgo of
more gold this week, 54,000,000, so far re
ported, makes it clear that Europe is in
need. The Trench ministerial crisis has
been grave and prolonged, the collapse of
German speculation In industrial stocks
threatens some trouble, but perhaps the
South African uncertainty causes mo3t dis
turbance. Whatever the cause. Europe
needs money, and cannot claim its own,
from the West, this year, but must bor
row. Exchange and trade balances show
that this country is not called upon to pay,
but the money Is worth more to lenders
abroad than It is here. Home finances
are most satisfactory. Revenue falls be
hind expenditures for the fiscal year less
than $100,000,000 and but for $230,000,000
war expenses, including payment for the
Philippine debts and for Cuban soldiers,
the revenue exclusive of that from the war
taxes exceeds ordinary expenses. Trade
balances. In tplte of exports from New
York, are 19 per cent less than last year's
and Imports 26 per cent. The best evidence
attainable shows that In January and Feb
ruary about $S.2jO,000 worth of securities
came to this side, and since February not
more than j 4.000,000 in excess of ship
ments. In the great staples there Is a
turn for the better. Exports of wheat,
flour Included, for the week have been
3,C3J,C72 bushels against 3.SOO.C50 last y ear.
A sharp falling in cotton also encourages
eiports. These are facts which preo-ded
orders for gold exports this week and do
not result from them, but show the pros
pect of a larger outgo of merchandise in
coming months. The fall of 2 cents In
wheat and In cotton from G 31 to 012 In
dicates that speculation, based on the hope
of short crops, is growing weary.
"With nothing to fear In foreign affairs
or finances, home business Is expanding
In every- direction The Increase In volume
of business shown by bank clearing Is 12.0
per cent for the week over last year, and
outside New York, the Increase over the
best of all past years Is 21.9 per cent.
Moreover, this Is In spite of a considert
ble decline In prices, which have not yet
recovered to the level of 1SP2.
"Failures for the week have been 178
in the United States against 1S3 last year."
A Itlrje-llM'n Frightful All-Imp.
Matewan, N. Y., June 23 James Har
der, a blcyclUt, residing at Stottvllle. lies
in a precarious condition, suffering from
tho effects of a fearful accident While
coasting down a hill he was thrown from
his bicycle, striking on his head. When
he fell his tongue protruded between bis
teeth and was nearly cut off. The attend
ing physicians are doubtful whether the
young man's tongue can be saved.
Sl.Ur. To llnltiuiore mill He- Sljir.
turn iu Penany lv mtlii Ilnllrotiil.
Tickets on sale Saturday- and Sunday, June 21
aud 25, (rood to return until Vtonuar, June 2ft.
All trains except Congretdonal Limited.
roniuioii HonrilM. I.OO urr 10O feet.
Lilbty &. Co., Cth and X. V. ave.
I TO i CLOSE
The Dissatisfied Jlun Accept
the Company's Terms.
Incidents Attending tiie Final Ad
justment of the Diflicnlty.
I'renlileut Uverctt Anneal to the
Major for Protection Troop
Held In Henilliirx for Action.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 23. The Cleveland
strike Is ended. At this moment, when tho
struggle seemed to be ready to take a turn
that would have been disastrous, whea
dynamite began to be used, and when tho
mayor had notified the commanders of the
local military organizations to hold them
selves and their commands In readiness to
do immediate duty, the strikers met and
adopted the offer of the company
When President Everett was Informed
that the strikers had refused to accept the
terms of the proposition submitted by him
yesterday he was imliemnnr ami .ioM,i
I that he would treat no longer with the
I strikers but would fight them to a finish
regardless of what they might do or de
I sire. He appealed to Mayor Farley for
I better protection for his new men, and the
company s property. Mayor Farley con
sulted with Director of Police Barrett and
Director of Law Hoglett. Then he called
In tho local military commanders. After
the conference it was officially announced
that the Governor would be asked to send
troops from the southern part of the State
here. AH this time the city council com
mittee had been active in the endeavor to
get the strikers to reconsider their action
of last night.
They finally induced the executive com
mittee to call another meeting of the
strikers for 5 o'clock tonight. Ths meeting
was held and the attorneys of the strikers
explained that while the terms of the
company's proposition provided for 'the
immediate return to work of only 0 per
cent of the strikers the other 20 per cent
would be provided for inside of twenty
days at the most, as the company Intended
putting on fifty more cars, and the non
union men would gradually' find that they
would prefer employment elsewhere. Tho
company also agrees to put half of the
remaining 20 per cent of the strikers on
the extra list and to give preference to
the othera when employing new men. The
result of the strike is largely a victory for.
the men. as the company agrees to recog
nize the men's organization, a refusal to
do which caused the ordering of the strike.
Dynamite figured in the strike today for
the first time, a bomb bilng thrown into
the Windemere barns of the company. A
dozen of the imported men were gathered
In front of the barn about 10.30 p. m.
when an explosion occurred about forty
feet in their rear. Several of the men wero
knocked down by the force of the explo
sion. The air was filled with dust and
flying glass. As soon as the men could
see and become convinced that another ex
plosion could not occur they went back
Into the bam to investigate. They found
that some explosive had been thrown
among the cars, with which the big barn
Is filled. Nearly all the windows In the
cars were broken by the explosion ami
some of the cars were badly damaged in
BECAUSE HE SNORED.
Jlrn. Itniimer Tellx "Why She Cut Her
New York, June 23. In a fit of insanity
Mrs. Harvey J. Ramsey, a bride of only a
few months, slashed her husband's throat
with a razor this morning as he slept by
her side, and the wound caused his
death at Bellevue Hospital a few
hours later. Ramsey wa3 a ticket
taker at the Garden Theatre, where he
had been employed for eight years. His
wife was formerly Miss Grace Simpson,
the daughter cf Thomas Simpson, of
Willlarcsport, Pa. Ram3ey was thirty
nine years old. His wife Is twenty-seven.
The couple were married early last Feb
ruary and went to live at the Garden Ho
tel, in Madison Avenue. Just opposite the
Garden Theatre. They were apparently
devoted to each other. For the last two
weeks, however, the woman has appeared
despondent. Mrs. Ramsey exhibited no
sign of violent insanity, and only occa
sionally In her conversation did she sho.v
that her ralrid was unbalanced. Askeil
why she had cut her husband, she replied.
"Oh, he snored too much Then, be
sides, I wanted to see his blood. I'm his
wife, you know, and so I had a right to
see It. He snored too much, anyhow."
She was later arraigned In Jefferson
Market Police Court and there repeated
these statements. She was held for ex
amination tomorrow morning.
A STRIKE AT CHICAGO.
Iilleue-ot Threatent X'.OOO Stocl;
"aril Ilmiiloy e.
Chicago, June 23. Idleness threatens
33,GG0 people no employed at the stock
yards, the result of a general strike which
the vast Interests centred there are doing
their utmost to avert. One thonsand men
arc now out and among them many
"ahacklers." who have never before Joined
in any movement like that which now is
fairly well under way.
The firms affected are: Armour Co.,
Nelson Morris & Co., T. J. Llpton & Co.
Swift S. Co.. the International Packing
Company, and tho Chicago Packing and
Two hundred and fifty men are at Ar
mour's, seventy-five at the International,
fifty at Lipton's, two hundred and fifty at
Morris', seventy -five at the Chicago Pack
ing house, and one hundred at Swift &
Co.'s. Nelson Morris & Co. were yester
day reduced to the necessity of employ
ing forty negroes. Today a crowd cf
strikers attacked these and beat two oi
them so badly that every colored man EeJ
from tho works.
The strikers include laborers, shacklers.
sausage trimmers, smokehouse men, truck
men, platform men, and cutters.
At Armour's not an animal was killed
today, and the commission men and rail
road people and those engard in pro
visions are beginning to view the situation
with alarm. The strike, llmlteil as it N at
the present time, has noticeably affected
the market, and further fluctuations are
Chonte'i Son to Sueeeeil lliiily.
London, June 23. Joseph H. Choate. jr..
son of the American Ambassador, will suc
ceed Spencer Eddy, who goes to Paris, as a
secretary of the embassy.
II. C O. V ceL-Kml Country Iltcur
mIoiik. Tickets sold Satnrdara ami Sundays, trood to
return until Monday followinir. at trrc-atlr re
duced rates from VV ahina;lcn to CUarIe.town,
i-'retlenck, Autupoli3 Junction, and intcimedute
Hoof l'nint. SI. IK) C.nl.
At P. S. Warren Co., M5 Ninth st nw.
Cle-nr I)ior. St. Oil eneh. full
thickness. Libbey & Co.. Cth and X, T. arc