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Ape THE the BUYERS FoOplCv Tho THE j SALT LAKE It i HERA ijy The HERALD IKS MASSES is the paper >
k Herald reaches the people Its Yant Columns are un
Merchants need the people 0 I rivailcd la the great west
t Work on the Gravity Sewer
f Temporarily Stopped
r A Fair Proposition Submitted by Sr
Ho Does Not Propose to Allow the Eu
c Rineer to Walk All Over Him Meet
ing of the Joint Buildinc Com
iiiitlec Held Yesterday
The members of tho board of public
works visited the gravity sewer yesterday
and after spending several hours in in
specting the work returned to town and
held a meeting last evening Chairman
Hainca and Messrs Clawson Noble and
Conklm of the board ware present as
were City Engineer Doremus and City
Attorney Hoge
t After the routine business had been
i disposed of3 tho communications of the
city engineer with reference to the sewer
Inspector alleging that they did not
perform their duties properly were read
and a motion to refer them to the city
council was lost the vote being a tie
The engineer also notified the board
that ho refused to confirm the order al
lowing tho sewer contractor to Bublet
p part of the work
The matter of the construction of the
t sewer was then taken up the members
of the board stating their views as to the I
quality of the work done i
Mr Hobson one of the contractors i
was granted permission to make a few
remarks and he gave tho board a iair
square talk which though brief was I
right to the point and made the engi I
neer whose ambition in life seems to be I
to ruin contractors pluck his pointed
beard nervously i
When we made our hid said Mr
Hobson we sent sample brick in with
it and they were part of the bid and the
basis on which our figures were made
I the samples were not satisfactory the
bid should have bcea rejected thats all
We were willing to have those bricks sub
mitted to any test the engineer can de
vise either by crushing or otherwise
and then let our material be judged by
4 the standard thus obtained
I Mr DoremusDo yon think all the
brick that have been used in the sewer
are up to the samples
Mr Hobson I say they are and ask
the board to produce the samples and we
will prove it
Mr Conklm thought that the propo
sition was a air one aud would furnish a
i definite standard
i I Noble took the same view The in
spector who had had twentyfive years
experience in the brick business said the
material used was good while the en I
gineer said it wasnt The thin to do
was to fix upon some definite standard
and then whenever a question arose it
could easily be settled
Mr Clawson moved that work on the
sewer be ordered stopped forthwith until
> I the difficulty concerning the inspectors
1p should bo settled The motion was car
ried and it was decided to hold another
meeting tonight to dispose of this mat
ter and i all is satisfactorily arranged
operations will be resumed in the morn
ing The inspectors will be present at
the meeting and it is thought that they
will have a clearer conception of their
duties after a talk with the board
Mr Conklin then said that there had
been considerable complainst because
nonresidents were employed on the
sewer From the observations made
by him he was satisfied that uch
a charge would not be made against
Houlahan Griffiths Morris but he be
lieved that Mr Holt a subcontractor
was employing a largo number of outside I
men and he thought this was wrong
One man who had lived here for years I
who was a good workman and who had a
t family was unablto get employment of
any kind while nonresidents seemed to
fall right into jobs Tho man referred to
I I bad been employed in the water
works department for a short
time when he was discharged
I by Evan for some unknown reason
I Mr Conklin thought the attention o I
I the city council should be called to the 1
I fact by the board
Mr Clawson believed in Salt Lake
If t work for Salt Lake workmen first last
and all the time but he did not think it
came within tho province of the board to
I take the matter before the council It
would be all right for them to do so as
I citizens
Mr Conklin made a long speech in sup
I port of his motion nnd Mr re
plied that he could not as n member of
the board take the matter before the
t council the members of which were as
well aware of the status of affairs as the
board but he would willingly sign a re
i port as a citizen calling attention to the
I matter
The motion to send the matter to the
1 council was lost Conklin and Noble
I voting in tha affirmative and Haines and
I Clawson in the negative
night The board then adjourned until to
dTrnnseuiotits with the SubConsractors
for Resuming Work
The joint city and county building
committee met in the mayors parlor at
the city hall last evening All the mem
bers were present The matter under
discussion was the subcontract between
Mr Bowman and the stone contractors
i Messrs Houlahan Griffiths and Morris
1 Mr Morris was present and produced his
I figures and vouchers to show that the
1 amount of the contract between his firm
i and I Bowman was S97CO and that
II they had received from Bowman 57159
I but had done extra work and supplied
1 extra material sufficient to make the
total amount owing them about 9368
and Mr Morris asked that the committee
I agree to give them f34500 in consideration
of their completing their contract which
I in effect would be that the city and
I county share with them the loss
they expected to make with Mr
Bowman The mayor explained
that the committee had no power
to deal with the matter in other than a
i strictly business manner and therefore
could not jjo partners with them in any
4 loss they might make with Mr Bowman
Mr Cahoon proposed that the commit
r tee agree to nay Messrs Houlahan Grit
fiths Morris 532511 on their completing
the contract Ihis was seconded by Mr
Bamberger and carried all voting in the
affirmative but Mr Wanfland who was
excused from voting This means that
the contractors will receive just enough
to make up the tSiO the amount
their original contract with Bowman and
any loss they may have made in their
dealings with Bowman they will have to
bear themselves The agreement will be
drawn up and signed today as Mr Mor
ris accepted the proposition and work
will be resumed at once
1 reume
The matter of the contract with John
Sheriff was called up bu discussion was
postponed until Wednesday morning at
i 1030 t which lime the meeting ad
r The city and county committee mem
bora are shaping their course s as to
take thewhole building into their own I
hands and complete the work themselves
Another Hot Debate Over the Troubles of
the Board
CHICAGO Aug 7For four hours this
afternoon the lady managers had another
hot wrangle over trouble which grew out
of Mrs Balls remarks about Mrs Mere
dith Saturday There was tears hisses
stamping of feet and great confusion
generally Mrs Meredith precipitated
the row by reading a report from her
committee of which she is chairman and
Mrs Ball is secretary stating that every
member of the committee had signed a
letter to Mrs Palmer asking that Mrs
Ball fie excused from further service on
the committee Then followed trouble
One parliamentary question after another
was flung at the chair until even the man
who sits as the parliamentary expert and
advises Mrs Palmer was bewildered
Aa the debate grew heated a large num
ber of outsiders crowded into the room
I lone of the many propositions made
succeeded in running the gauntlet and
the meeting finally adjourned with tho
ladies in a very ruffled frame of mind and
I the question of the day unsettled
At c meeting of the national commis
sion today Commissioner Goodell of
Ii j I Colorado precipitated a lengthy and heated
I debate by a resolution reducing the
I salaries of commissioners St Clair and
Massey and members of the council of ad
I ministration to 2500 a year Now they
are getting j > 00 per month The matter
was finally referred t a special com
Tho attendance today was 124938 of 1
which 89103 paid
The Windy City Furnishes Two Sensa
tional Suicides
CHICAGO Aug 7Gustaf Erickson
who represented himself to be a Swedish
count committed suicide here today
Pinacial embarrasmenfc is supposed to
have been the cause of the suicide
Miss Mary A Derby who is visiting
the city with her brotherinlaw Captain
Black of the United States army shot
herself through the heart this morning
while from insomnia temporarily insane She suffered
A Bloody Battle Expected in the Next
Twentyfour Hours
LOUISVILLE Ky Aug 7Vhite caps
of Boone township Ind burned the
house of Conrad tonight Today throe
rideless horses owned by three white
caps John Kendal William Fish and
William Habble were found It is
thoug the owners have been killed by
the Conrads who have returned from
Kentucky They say they have three
more men to kilt Harrison county is ex
cited as it never was before The Conrads
are asking relatives to help them and a
bloody battle is expected in the next
twentyfour hours
A Band of Outlaws Inaugurate a Reign
of Terror
SAN FEANOISCO Aug 7According t
advices from San Salvador to July 15 a
hundred and fifty brigands attacked the
house of Selveria a wealthy aged plant
er beat him brutally outraged his wife
and maid servant terrorized the laborers
and secured 26000 In cash and a lot of
jewels after which they fled to themoun
tains Troops were sent in pursuit and
so far have captured and shot seventeen
They are still pursuing the others
Alleged Embezzlement Case
CHICAGO Aujr HBnemitzaccused
by the Swiss Worlds fair commissioners
of embezzlement from the Geneva exhib
itors was discharged today Swiss Con
sul Holinger declining to prosecute
A Court Martial Reconvened
YALTESO Cal Aug 7The court
martial of Paymaster Sullivan of the
United States nay reconvened today
Sullivan pleaded not guilty to charges
against him
Pay Inspector Lyons of the navy pay
office of San Francisco testified as to the
usual methods of paymasters in trans
mitting their vouchers He also told the
court the amount of cash that stood to
the credit of paymaster Sullivan when
the latter assumed his duties on board the
receiving ship Independence at Mare
Island Paymasters Skelling and Befleld
also testified a to the usual manner in
which reports were made and trans
Evidence was introduced showing that
one of the amounts alleged to have been
embezzled was covered by a summary
I statement of payments by Sullivan which
was en route to the New York sub
j I treasury at the time the charge of em
I bezzlement was preferred
Pickett Holtons Remains Found
BOISE Ida Aug 7SpecialThe
remains of Pickett Holton who was
drowned in the Boise river on May 10
last were discovered today in a brash
pile on the river bank about five mile
from this city There was little left ex
cept a bleached skeleton A gold watch
and chain were used as means of identifi
cation Holtons parents live in Ken
tucky His father i a wellknown
divine there
Chinese Ordered Deported
PORTLAND Or Aug 71n the case
of the twentyeight Chinese held on the
steamer Haytian Republic United States
Commissioner Deady this afternoon de
cided that under sections 2 and 6 of the
Geary act eighteen were entitled to land
and the remaining ten must De deported ii i i
Journeymen Tailors Association i
ST PAUL Aug 7The seventh bien I
nial convention of tho National Journey
men Tailors association opened here to
day The secretarys report shows a
I membership of 30000 Legislation look
II ing to a betterment of their condition
came up for consideration j
I Strike Did Not materialize I
KANSAS Cur Aug 7The strike of al
Missouri miners ordered for today did not
materialize The strike was ordered to
bolster up the losing cause of the Kansas
strike and not because Missouri men had
any grievance of their own
A Maryland Town Burning
town of Snowhill Md is on fire and
every indication is that it will be totally
destroyed The fire department from
Salisbury Md has been called on The
origin of the fire is unknown
General George l Biugham
WESTBORO Mass Aug 7General
George B Bingham died here last night
aged 52 He was one of the first men in
Wisconsin to enlist in the United States
service at the breaking out of the war
It is often saddening to note how hard
it i for some young men to keep their
I seats on horseback and how easy its in
a crowded street car Washington Star j
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Both Sides Anxious for the Bat
tle to Begin
Burke Cocliraue Will Lead the Anti
Silver Men
Dick Bland Will Again Head the Army in
Favor of Free Coinage Propositions
Made Looking to a Discussion of
the Question at Once
WASHINGTON Aug 7For the first
time in many years antifree coinage
men are an aggressive element in the
house of representatives Since the de
monetization of silver in 1873 silver men
have been the aggressive element in every
Congress and have yearly demanded that
silver be restored to its place as a money
metal The militant is still to tho front
but there has suddenly appeared an
equally aggressive spirit among the hith
erto conservative antifree coinage men
who have suddenly assumed the aggres
sive and demanded that the purchasing
clause of the Sherman act be repealed
and that it be done unconditionally and
at once
The leader of this element is a man who
never follows but always leads Hon
Jourko Cockran of New York He has
been known for many years as the high
chieftain of Tammany as one of the
greatest orators of the day But now he
appears in a new role a the popularly
recognized champion of the presidents
financial policy in the halls of Congress
I is this element that has Cochran at
its head that today hoists the black flag
and declared no quarter to the advocates
of free coinage The immediate un
conditional repeal of the Sherman act
without reference to the committee is the
policy of Cockran and he today conferred
with silver men to induce them to agree
upon a plan whereby the issue will be
fought in the balls of Congress without
waiting for the appointment of a com
According to Mr Bland no agreement
on the subject of the silver debate in the
house is probable just yet He said this
evening to a reporter of the Associated
Press that Cockran and himself had been
talking about the matter but no author
ized proposition had been made and no
conclusion reached I told Cockran
that I would consult with those inter
ested with me in regard to the question
but I have not yet been able to do so
What were the terms of the proposi
tion Cockran made
There has been nothing definite pro
posed as yet Mr Cochran asked i we
would consider a proposition looking to
an arrangement under which thE silver
question could be discussed at once and I
told him we would listen to him
What condition or limitation will be
acceptable to the silver men 1
We do not want undue delay or action
in the premises responded Mr Bland
but wo must have opportunity to offer
discuss and vote upon amendments which
we shall offer to a bill to repeal tbe Sher
man law This must be granted or tjiere
can be in my opinion no a tJere
rding S the matter
The position of Mr Bland is accepted
by the antisilver men as an indication
that the free coinage people will stub
bornly contest every stage of the repeal
and yield nothing that is not wrcsted by
force of superior strength on successive
I roll calls i indeed the repealing men
have numerical strength to successfully
force the issue to a determination
In a statement to the press tonight Mr
Cockran explained that his proposition to
Mr Bland related rather to measures
than to time The whole question he
said is exhausted three propositions
FirstTo repeal the silver purchase
act unconditionally
SecondTo repeal the silver purchase
law and revive the Bland act of 1878
ThirdTo renenl the silver Tmrehasft
law and provide for the free coinage of
silverMy suggestson is that these be offered I
to the house in turn and be debated as
fast as they are defeated i they should
be defeated Let everybody talk that
wants to and on these three propositions
everybody can be heard
What limit of time do you propose
I shall make none not entirely agree
able to Mr Bland But what I want
and i you please what antisilver men
want is that the country may know that
this house will go right to work on the
subject at once and come to a vote at
some time That is the main thing to be
desired that the country be assured of
Representative Bynum who is credited
with baing an associate of Cockran in his
effort to bring about an agreement said
when asked about tho matter J
should consider it rather an unparlia
mentary proceeding to enter upon debate
in advance of a full organization of the
House Still it might be dona by re
solving the House into a committee of the
whole upon the state of the Union and
utilizing the time until the committees
are appointed and ready to work I am
in favor a repeal of the Sherman law
I is improbable that at the caucus
which the Republicans have called for
tomorrow morning they will take up and
discuss the question of party policy The
caucus is called for the purpose of deter
mining who shall be chosen as representa
tives of the minority of the clerical and
working forces of the Senate
Concerning the policy of the party
a prominent senator on the floor and in
caucus and who has heretofore been a
stalwart partisan said this evening that
the Republicans were anxiously awaiting
the suggestions of the president The
Republicans said he are too patriotic
to attempt to prevent anything that is for
the good of the country and if there is i
any measure that Democrats can possibly
agree upon that will restore the confi
dence of tho people we as a party will
support it U
Enormous Losses Sustained by Them in
Stopping Free Coinage
LONDON Aug 7In the house of Lords
today the earl of Northbrook for some
time governorgeneral of India called
attention to the exisling obstacle to the I
importation of manufactured silver from I
India arising from the compulsory Hallmarking
marking law in England He said that
silver in the hands of the people ot India
was estimated to amount in value from
140000000 to 150000000 Owing to
the stopping of free coinage of silver by
the India government the people were
unable to find a market for their metal
and were sustaining enormous losses
The abolition of the Hall mark law in
England together with ftee trade on the
articles manufactured from silver would
he declared mitigate the evils broueh
about by the stopping of coinage
The Earl of Kimberly secretary of
state for India admitted that it was de I
sirable to change the law Silver manu
facturers in England were however op
posed to the abolition of the law compel
ling their goods to bear the Hallmarks
He saw no reason why the various stand I
ards of manufactured silver ought not to I
il exist in England the same as other I
countries I
The Earl of Northbrook moved that the
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secretary of state for India submit to the
house all papers he had on the subject I
The Earl of Kimberlypromised that he
would doso
That Was the Topic of Discussion in New
York Yesterday
NEW YORK Aug 7Aside from the
me ting of Congress and its possible ac
tion on the silver question together with
its probable effect on business in general
and the stock market in particular the
principal subject of discussion today was
the continued scarcity of all forms of
currency notes and specie in fact accord
ing to well informed bankers that was in
some respects the most serious question of
the day Money brokers today were pay
lag as high as X to 2 per cent for currency
rency and were getting as high as 3K
for it in big lots One peculiar feature of
today in connection with this scarcity of
cash was that money brokers were bid
ding from J to K of 1 per cent for gold
to arrive notwithstanding that the rate
today did not warrant the importation of
gold and sight sterling was in demand
today in consequence of offering of a pre
mium for gold
At the subtreasury today it was said
that there was an abundant supply of
currency on hand which tho banks can
have in exchange for its equivalent
The clearing house loan committee is
sued 1015000 more loan certificates to
day making the total amount now outstanding
standing 36065000
Eastern People Will Have to Restore
CHICAGO Aug 7 Colonel A C
Fisk Colorado delegate to the silver convention
ention has remained in this city in
consultation with bimetallists from all
sections of the country perfecting plans
to force Congress to give tho nation free
I coinage of silver and some measure of
justice to debtors and producers He
stated to a press reporter that a determin
ation had been reached to use every pos
ible argument to convince the east that
it was to the interests of all classes to
restore silver and give the country a
proper per capita circulation with which
to do business and i the east persisted
in reducing the volume of money which
would enslave the vest and south that a
combined effort would be made by those
ections to wipe out the protective tariff
and to pension every soldier who served
in either Federal or Confederate armies
their widows and orphans and to enact a
law providing for a graduated income tax
for that purpose
A Committee Appointed for That Purpose
Last Night
WASHINGTON Aug 7At the sugges
tion of Representative Bourke Cockran
in tho House a number of membero
principally the ITew York delegation
met in the Arlington hotel tonight and
informally discussed the best methods of
securing immediate consideration and
fixing the time for taking a vote on the
silver question The conference
queston ap
pointed a committee to take a poll of the
house and ascertain its sentiment as to
the method and manner of procedure
that should be adopted in the matter
The committee will meet tomorrow and
report the resultof their conference with
the silver m i and endeavor to agree
upon a proposition to be made to them
regardingthe debate andtime for taking
a vote on the question
Run on Wheeling Banks
WHEELING W Va Aug 7As the
result of a scare created by the assign
ment of the Exchange bank a run began
on several other banks this morning but
t did not last lone Large deposits were
made which counteracted the withdrawals
by small depositors and the run immedi
ately ceased
Treasury Silver Purchases
WASHINGTON Aug 7Offers of silver
today aggregated 505000 ounces and of
this amount 21000 ounces were purchased
at 0726 and the same price tendered for
the remainder
I The Eyes of Every Employee Turned
Toward Boston Today
OMAHA Aug 7The eyes of every
Union Pacific employee from the gen
eralmanager down will be directed to
Boston tomorrow looking for the action
of the board of directors called in extra i
ordinary session Among other things I
the directors will consider is a renewal of
the 5163003 sinking fund bonds
which mature next month The
report that Oliver W Mink will
make to the board will also
receive attention The efforts of heads of
departments to cut down expenses by
discharging men is not being particu
larly fruitful in meeting the distress that
prevails in the treasury and something
more radical is needed
Recommendation that Mr Mink will
probably make will take the form of
graduated reduction in wages Activity
prevails about headquarters and several
general agents have been called in to hear
lectures on the extravagance which they
have been practicing in their depart
An Order Reducing AH Shopmen from
Six to Four Days
ern Pacific railway today issued an order
reducing the working days of all shop
employees from six to four The entire
shop force numbering over four thousand
will hereafter be laid off Fridays
and Saturdays Tho shopmen formerly
worked ten hours a day but recently the
men were given an option of eight hours
and having their wages reduced 20 per
cent or onefifth their number laid off
indefinitely The men chose the former
Employees are therefore employed thirty
four hours a week instead of sixty as
formerly I is said the cut will save the
Southern Pacific100000 per month
Kansas Commission to Confer with For
eign Representatives
TOPEKA Kan Aug 7Governor
Llewelling today appointed Silas Rut
ledge Benjamin Hilbrum W J Wilson
and Thyge Sogard Danish vice consul at
Kansas City commissioners to Chicago to
confer with representatives cof foreign
governments attending tho Worlds fair
in the interests of steamship transporta
tion to Europe by way ol the Gulf of
Mexico The governor continues to re
ceive letters irom all parts of the west
commending his project
New York Central Retrenching
NEW YORK Aug Chauncey Depew
is authority for r the statement that the
New York Central will begin the policy
of retrenchment on Monday when four
trains each way between New York and
Chicago will bo abandoned
A Receiver Appointed
NASHVILLE Tenn Aug 7Attilla
Cox of Louisville was today appointed
receiver for the Louisville St Louis < L
Texas railway by JJnited States Judge
Wilson upon application of post Martin
Co of New York I
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Democratic Caucus Nominees
Elected in the House
An Adjournment of tho Senate Pre
vents Its Being Head
I I Said That the message Recommends
tho Unconditional Repeal of the
Sherman Act The Presidents
dents Views Modified
WASHINGTON Aug 7The extra ses
sion of Congress assembled at noon The
assembling was of special interest be
cause for the first time in a third of a
century the Democratic party is in
control in all denartments and because
the national legislature convened I to
deal with one of the gravest questions
which have confronted the nation since
the civil war While the responsibility
for the results rests on the Democrats it
is also true that the questions issue will
I not be fought out on strict party lines as
II the parties are divided on it geographi
cally rather than politically The
anomally is shown by the fact that there
are men on each side of the free coinage
proposition in the ranks of Democrats
Republicans Populists and Greenbackers
alike This was a fruitful theme of dis
cussion while the members were as
sembling and many congratulations
were offered that the fight had been taken
out of the domain of rigid party politics
with the likelihood that it would be dis
cussed more nearly in the light of pure
The first thing on assembling in both
Houses was the reading of the presidents
proclamation convening Congress in extra
session This was followed by the call of
the names of members elected After
which in the House the speaker adminis
tered the oath to the members Richard
son Michigan on objection by Bur
rows Republican being requested to
stand aside till the House was fully organ
ized After the others had taken the
oath OFarrell of Virginia offered a
resolution that Richardson be sworn in
Burrows offering a resolution for the
swearing in of Belknap on the ground
that Richardsons credentials had been
annulled by the Supreme Court of the
United States Action on both was post
poned till tomorrow
The officers of the House nominated by
the Democratic caucus of Saturday were
then elected and sworn in
When Michigan was reached in calling
the roll the clerk stated that since the
credentials of Richardson had been re
ceived and entered on the roll there had
been a change of state officers and these
had given the certificate to Belknap The
clerk added that he refused to strike out
lichardsons name and now left the mat
ter in the House Three hundred and
hirtysis members were found to be
The clerk then announced that the
election of speaker was the next in or
Holman placed Crisp in nomination
Henderson of Illinois namedTom Reed in
behalf of the Republicans Kern of Nebraska
braska nominated Jerry Simpson on be
hal of the Populists
The teller took the vote resulting in
Crisp 216 Reed 122 Simpson 7 Crisp
was declared elected amid applanse and
conducted to the chair by his late op
Assuming the chair Crisp thpnked the
House for the honor and promised to dis
charge his duties with fidelity courtesy
and impartiality The oath was then
administered by ONeill of Mass
A committee was appointed to notify
the president that theHouse was organ
ized andready to hear from him
When the drawing for seats was con
cluded it was ordered that the daily hour
of meeting be 1 m
Mr OFerrall gave notice that tomor
row immediately after the reading of the
journal he would call up the Michigan
prima facie election case and then the
i House adjourned
the Correspondent of an Eastern Paper
Gives an Outline of I
NEW YORK Aug 7The Worlds
Washington special says The follow
ing is an authoritative statement regard
ing President Clevelands message He
dwells most particularly upon the de
plorable condition the country as it
affects the masses The banker and
broker and capitalist he reasonscan take
care of themselves but the workingmen
are practically helpless when such a
condition of affairs as now prevails ex
ists To substantiate this argument he
shows in concise language the actual
effect of the law known as the Sherman
act now in force
He calls attention to the dearth of con
fidence arising therefrom He deals not
in theories but in facts to demonstrate
the truth of his assertion that the burden
inflicted upon the country by this unwise
law falls most heavily on the working
men I is for this reason that he be
lieves the demand of the country for the
repeal is so strong and universal that it
is the plain duty of all patriotic citizens
intrusted with the responsibility of gov
ernment to heed such demand There
fore he recommends the unconditional
repeal without hint of compromise or
substitute of any kind and there he stops
Whatever may be his views regarding
the future use of silver as national cur
rency to be fixed possibly by well con
sidered legislation after suitabletimeshal
have elapsed he makes no suggestion
and outlines no plan which might meet
with his approval He confines his
recommendation and directs the attention
of Congress solely to the pressing need of
the hour for a prompt repeal
He notes the fact that people in the last
elections made an emphatic demand for a
revision and reform in tariff legislation
The pledges then made must be kept
But since that time an unforseen exigency
has arisen and it must be met and mas
tered It is the plain duty of Congress
therefore to afford relief to the county
by placing the repeal of the financial
statute ahead of all other contemplated
legislation relating to the tariff or an
other subject That is the substance of
his message
The Worlds Washington correspondent
has polled Congress upon the proposed
silver legislation and says a repeal seems
sure One hundred and ortythree rep
resentatives favor its repeal eightythree
declare lora substitute and nine will not
talk In the Senate twentytwo are for a
substitute and twentytwo will not talk
Three senators declare against a repeal of
the Sherman act Many members of
both houses who wont talk will un
doubtedly vote for a repeal A large
number of those want substitutes are for
free coinage or are against the demonet
zation of silver i
The Adjournment of the Senate Delays
Its Delivery Till Today
Presidents message would have been
sent to Congress today but for the early
J 7 i
adjournment of the Senate The mes
senger was on the point of starting fort he
capitol with it when the news of the ad
journment was received I is only about
thee thousand words in length and is
largely devoted to financial matters
It is understood that he recommends
the unconditional repeal of the Sherman
Free silver Democrats expressed them
elves agreeably surprised at what they
understand to be a modification of the
presidents recommendations While
recommending the unconditional repeal
of I the Sherman act they understand that
he recognizes silver as one of the money
metals which must be maintained but
points out that with the present attitude
ot the European countries the proper
ratio between gold and silver cannot be
maintained by this country alone
He therefore does not favor the coinage
of silver under the present conditions ex
cent for subsidiary purposes He thinks
in this way Europe can be coerced into
an international agreement more favor
able than before He favors silver on 1
parity with gold and stands by the plat
form of 1892 but says that the platform
cannot be carried out because a fixed
parity cannot be maintained Prominent
democrats of both wings have been given
to understand that these are the presi
dents views
Delegate Rawlins is Located Near the
Centre of the Hall
WASHINGTON Aug 7Special1In
the drawing of seats today in the House
offeen of Wyoming was the second mem
ber called and he had the pick of all he
surveyed Swept of Idaho was the sixth
man called He got what he wanted
Delegate Rawlins was not so lucky but
he managed to secure a desirably ly located
seat toward the centre of the hal though
on the last row
The silver advocates are organizing
thoroughly and the leaders assert that
there will not bo an unconditional repeal
Eastern influence is strong here also
and every effort is being made to over
power the west and south
After a Brief Session an Adjournment Is
After reading the proclamation calling
Congress together Quay of Pennsylvania
and Pasco of Florida were sworn in
A communication from Senator Beck
with of Wyoming was read saying that
he had placed his resignation in the hands
of the governor
Committees were appointed to notify
the House and president that the Senate
was in session Then the death ol Sena
tor Stanford California was communicated
cated to the Senate by Senator White of
that state and as a mark of respect the
Senate adjourned till tomorrow This
prevented the reception of the presidents
message today
It Is Now 82291303 Above the
WASHINGTON Aug 7Gol in the
treasury is daily increasing I stands
today 102291395 or 2291395 above the
reserve The net balance in the treasury
however from the treasurers statement
issued today shows a decrease attributed
largely to a falling off in custom receipts
The fact that custom receipts are falling
off while it affects the governmentrev
cane from that source has an opposite
bearing upon the general prosperity of
the country as it shows that less money
s being expended abroad for imported
The Philadelphia at Callao
WASHINGTON Aug 7 The United
States steamship Philadelphia arrived at
3allao this morning Orders are waiting
Captain Barker at Callao directing him to
proceed immediately with his vessel to
Apia Samoa to represent this govern
ments interests in the Samoan protecto
New to Succeed Beclcwith
WASHINGTON Aug 7 A dispatch
from Cheyenne says I is understood
that Beckwith appointed senator by the
governor has resigned and that A L
New has been appointed to the vacancy
and will present his credentials today
He is now in Washington
The Utah Canning Company Maltes an
OGDEN U T July 7Special
Tomorrow morning articles of assign
ment of the Colorado Utah Canning
company which has factories in Ogden
and Denver will be filed as a result of attachments
tachments filed against the company
tonight in a suit on a promissory note
of f5500 begun by a heavy stockholder
who had become dissatisfied with the
workings of the company under its pre
sent board of directors The United
States marshal attached and closed the
factory here tonight and placed deputies
In charge
At a late hour tonight the board of
directors of the company met and decided
to assign for the benefit of all creditors
most of whom are local The assets of
the company will be about 5100000 and
liabilities some 40000 The collapse of
the company is mainly due to the Com
mercial National bank of Ogden and the
bank of commerce of Denver with both
of which it did business
Comet on the Suns Face
SAN FRANCISCO Aug 7Professor E
S Holden director Lick observatory
telegraphs the associated press a follows
I Two Lick observatory photographs of
the sun taken about 4 pm yesterday
Pacific time by C D Perrine show an
object like a comet on tho suns face I
any observer has a photograph or draw
ing of the sun at that hour the observa
tory will be glad to see copies of them
Vegetable Soap
The root of the soap weed which grows
abundantly in western Kansas is now an
important article of commerce and is the
chief ingredient in a very serviceable
soap A sharp spade is driven down
deeply by the side of the plant the earth
is broken and the thick brown root se
cured The top with its long spine is
thrown aside Sometimes a long sharp
tool is required to reach deep into the
ground in order to secure a greater part
of the root Like the praire dog I it
goes down to water The root has been
known to extend as far as twenty feet into
the soil but only from two to three feet
of the upper portion which Is about two
inches tnick is worth digging for
The roots are first washed then cut up
and boiled out In a big vat whera other
ingredients are also placed When this
is dried out to such a decree that it will
solidify it is moulded into semitrans
parent cakes that slip around in the hands
delightfully while being used
One of the most wonderful things about
this weed is that while growing in a
region where alkali pools dot the ground
and where the soil is white with the
chemical none of it is found in the root
Many of the poorer settlers who occupy
dugouts find the root in its natural
state panacea fonnany ills They also
cut it in many pieces and use it aa a cake
of toilet soap Jfew York Weekly a
0 t
Conservatives Get Badly Scared
in the Commons
lew Clauses Proposed Enlefl Out ef i
Order by tho Speaker l
Tho Opposition finally Get an Oppor
tnnity to Breathe When Their Absent
Members Arc Summoned to Imme
diate Attendance in the House i
LONDON Aug 7There was considerable
able excitement among Conservative
members at the opening of todays ses
sion of the house of commons The
home rule bill was reached at an earlier
I hour than was expected and Balfour who
had an important amendment to offer to
1 the bill was not present to submit the
amendment The Conservatives were
exceedingly desirous of Laving the
amendment submitted and George Bat
they Conservative requested to be per
muted this amendment to act as a substitute in offering
Speaker Peel ruled that at this stags
substitutes could not be allowed A num
ber of new clauses were then proposed bY
other members of the opposition but the
speaker ruled them out on the ground
that due notice had not been given of
their submission
The Unionists stood aghast as they saw
the report sweeping through with light
ning speed but sheer fright was allayed
when James Park Smith Liberal Union
ist after having eight new clauses pro
posed by him ruled out moved that the
boundary commission under the bill bo
instructed to inquire as to a better divi
sion of the Irish electoral districts De
bate on this motion was taken up and
this gave the opposition time to breathe
Conservative and LiberalUnionist
whips were at once dispatched in search
of absentees to summon them to imme
diate attendance at the house
Balfour and other members of the op
position appeared in the house in time to
take part in the debate on Smiths mo
tion Eventually the motion was de
feated by a vote of 195 to 152
Smith moved two further clauses deal
ing with elections in Ireland but after
debate each clans was rejected
A Great Deal of Excitement Over TVho
Should Be Admitted
ZURICH Aug 7 Todays session ol
the International Socialist congress was
marked by a great deal of excitement
First there was a heated debate on the
question whether the anarchists and in
dependent socialists should be permitted
to attend and a resolution was carried to
admit delegates only from societies recog
nizing the necessity of the organization
of labor concurrently with political
The adoption of this resolution which
was tantamount to exclusion of the an
archists led to a great uproar The
avowed anarchist delegates positively re
fused to withdraw and several of them
had to be ejected by force When order
had been somewhat restored the congress
proceeded to a discussion of agricultur
al and other items on the programme
Sad Accident to an Excursion Party In
LONDON Aug 7News of a sad acci
dent to a party of excursionists was re
ceived this evening from Port Talbot i
Wales Twentyeight pleasure seekers
took a boat at Port Talbot and put out
into Swansea Bay A heavy sea struck f
the boat capsizing it and twentytwo
including several women and children
were drowned The others were saved
The Revolution in Buenos Ayres
LONDON Aug 7A despatch from
Buenos Ayres states that Governor Costa
of a province in Buenos Ayres has re
signed and fled in disguise from La
plate In his farewell message to the
legislature he charges the national gov
ernment with abetting the revolution and
supplying the rebels with arms
Conspiring frenchmen found Guilty
PAEIS Aug 7Ducret editor of the I
Cocarde and Norton on trial for con
spiracy and forging documents purport
ing to be stolen from the British embassy
compromising prominent Frenchmen in r
treasonable actions were found guilty
and Ducret has been sentenced onoyear 4
and Norton to three years
The AutlOptlon BUT
WASHINGTON Aug 7 Senator Wash
burn intimates that he will not call up
his antioption bill till the financial
questions are settled If reached ho will
call up Senator Gormans substitute in
stead of his own bill because the latter
is not a revenue measure and need not
originate in the House
A Parisian Sensation
PARIS Aug 7A sensation has been
caused here by the publication of an
article in which M Dayas a former of
ficial of the detective service declares that
Bibot and Lou bet ministers connived
at the escape of Arton the Panama lobby
let I
William Wants a Yacht
LONDON Aug 7It is reported that J
Emperor William of Germany has given
the Scotch yacht designer Watson carte
blanche to build the fastest yacht he can
to be ninety feet long
A Paper on the Black List
VIENNA Aug 7The government has
forbidden the circulation of the Staats
Zeitung Chicago
The Wheat Crop Is the Poorest Ever
Known in the State
SPRINGFIELD 111 Aug 7 Eeportg
made to the state board of agriculture
August let indicate theavorageyield
of winter wheat will be the smallest since
1885 and makes the crop one of the
smallest ever known the quality very
poor and in a few counties it is not sale
able for flour at any price A great deal
will not grade over No 3 while prices
obtaining the lowest since 1860
Oats was seriously damaged by rust
The condition of corn is much better than
the corresponding period last year
Judge KlatcUfords Successor
NEW YORK Aujf 7A report wa
current in this city today that the presi
dent had practically decided to nominate
William B Uornfolower to flll the
vacancy of the United States supreme
court caused by the death of Judge
Fire at LoulsyjlJe
LoUISVILLE Ky Aug 7 Afireto
night destroyed the fourstory building
corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets
occupied by dozen firms Loss f112
000 insurance about the Mme c c

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