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VOLUME LXXVJUL.— NO. 21.
McALPIN THE MAN. Chosen President of the National Republican Leagues. SILVER MEN SATISFIED. They Secure a Victory Before the Committee on Resolutions. PLATFORM OF THE CONVENTION. It Merely Pledges Support and Al leariance to the Candidates of the Party. CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 20. — The work of tb.3 eighth convention of the Na tional League of Republican Clubs was practically ended to-:ught at fi o'clock, when the committee on resolutions n'n ished the doliocrations and formulated its address a few minutes before the conven tion adjourned ont-1 to-morrow at 10 a. m. Had it remained in session a short time longer the report would have gone before it and a speedy disposition might have been made. The report was not a surprise. As was predicted, it leaves everything to the next National Republican Convention. Neither the money nor tariff que-tions are even remotely referred to. Tne report is based on an old article of the National League of Republican Clubs, which pro vides that the clubs shall not med'.tle in any way with affairs which come properly within the province of the National conven tion. The resolutions which will be reported to the convention to-morrow morning are as follows: 'Whereas, Section 13 of the constitution of the Republican League of the United States says. 'This league shall not in any manner endeavor to influence the action of any National. State, comity or munici pal convention,' the delegates of the Re publican League of the United States in convention assembled do hereby renew their allegiance to the principles of the Republican purtv, a:id pledge their best effort for the success of the candidates of that, party. Believing that this conven tion hai no instructions from the Republi cans of the United States or jurisdiction under our constitution to frame party plat forms, we hereby refer all resolutions in relation to public questions to the Repub lican National Convention of 1596, with en- j tire confidence that its action will redound j to the prosperity of the people and the j continued glory and advancement of the co mi try." There is no doubt that the adoption of puch a platform by the convention will cause great dissatisfaction in certain quar- ! ters. but there is still less doubt that the con' 1 intion will adopt it. The committee on l solutions was unanimous in the vote upoi. y. The committee went into session at 4 o'clock, and for four solid hours mem bers argued over nearly everything under the sun, and then came together peaceably when Senator John Patton Jr. called at tention to the famous article 13. It speaks well for the harmony of the convention that a minority report was never contem plated by the silver men. It was 11 o'clock before the convention was called to order this morning by Presi dent Tracy. „ The committee on rules reported that the rules formulated by Thomas B. Reed were good enough for the convention. senator Thurston of Nebraska said he understood that Warner Miller of New York was in the city, and he was sure the convention would like to hear from the ex-Senator. A committee was sent for Mr. Miller, who upon arrival spoke in part as follows: "We have heard it said that the tariff question is no longer one of ruling im portance. With that statement I take issue. Any party which, in its financial policy, does not provide forenough revf-nue to keep up the country is a failure and must be driven out of existence. Is the Democratic party a party for revenue only? Weil, it has not produced revenue enough of late to pay the expenses of the country by; about $73,000,000. The Republican party stands for a tariff, not only for revenue but for a surplus also. From the day of election last fall down to the present time the prospect has been gradually growing better, and the full fruition of success will come to us in 1390, when the Republican party will once more take charge of this country. We propose also to restore the reciprocity laws, enlarge and widen them. We propose to increase our merchant marine, if necessary, to Japan and to China, just opening to the com merce of the wortd. Further tlian this, the Republican party will sec to it that the Monroe doctrine does not go into innocu ous desuetude. We will say to all our sister foreign countries, 'You are our natOl* 1 allies, and we will be your de fender.' We shall plant our llag on the islands of Hawaii. "Now, then, briefly to the silver ques tion. The probability that we will have international bimetallism is becoming greater every day, and I think it will be assured in a few years. We of the East have no grudge against you of the West. There is no desire in the East to legislate against silver. I believe silver will be re stored to its proper place in the currency of the world at the proper time. I look forward to the restoration of the Republi can party in the belief that should it con tinue in power for the next thirty years a season of prosperity will corue to this country such as it has never experienced before." Resolutions being next in order, Mr. Blackwell of Massachusetts called for an indorsement of woman suffrage, which called forth loud cries of "No, no." He then offered another resolution, arraigning the Democratic party for not taking action in regard to the Armenian question. Resolutions began to pour in like rain as fast as the clerk could read them. They provided for sympathy with Cuba, with pensions for the workingraen, for free silver, and for almost everything else which conventions discuss. W, T. Schutz of New York offered a resolution that the gold standard should The San Francisco Call. Ibe maintained. A silver resolution was presented by Mr. Varnum of Colorado. An effort to stop the flood of resolutions pre cipitated a discussion. Congressman Robinson, chairman of the committee on resolutions, protested against the further presentation of resolutions which were only duplications of ones already intro duced. This turned ihe tide in favor of the advocates of suppressing resolutions, and the convention voted to do so. A recess was taken until 2p. m. At the opening of the afternoon session letters and telegrams were read from various promi nent persons declining the invitation to be present. Among those who sent regrets were Senator Allison of lowa, John Grant, chairman of the Republican State commit tee of Texas; J. S. Clarkson of lowa, Sen ator Lodge of Massachusetts,.!. Sloat Fas sett of New York, Congressman Guigg of New York, Chauncey M. Depew, Congress man Reed of Maine and Governor McKin ley of Ohio. The roll of States was then called, and those who did not have a chance to intro duce resolutions in the morning came to the front. Resolutions were introduced making bids for the National Republican Convention by delegates from Milwaukee, Buffalo and Charleston, S. C, and reciting that New Mexico should have been made a State, but was neglected by a Demo cratic Congress. Resolutions for both gold and silver fell on the clerk's desk like leaves in the autumn. The committee on league organ ization then reported. No new recom mendations were made. Chairman Nagle of the committee on time and place re ported that the members had agreed to unanimously recommend Milwaukee as J the next place of meeting, the time to be fixed by the executive committee some time after that of the National convention. The roll of States was then called and vice-presidents and executive committee men respectively were named as follows: Alabama, W. H. Harney, A. G. Negley; Arkansas, John McClure, Henry N. Cooper; California, S. M. Shortridge, Theodore Reichart; Colorado, H. E. Ins j ley ; Connecticut. Alexander Harbison, j James A. Howarth: Delaware, Harry A. I Richardson, Francis H. Howefecker; Florida, John King, Phillip Walters; Georgia, A. K. Ruck (both member of ex ecutive committee and vice-president); Illinois, Albert Campbell; Indiuna, J. P. Watts, W. L. Taylor; lowa, G. B. Perry, j F. W. Bicknell; Kansas, W. W. Pierce, E. G. Grey; Kentucky, C. J. Ritchie, L. J. Crawford; Louisiana, Dr. E. Williams, Andrew Hero Jr.; Maine, C. H. Drum mond, J. H. Manley; Maryland, J. E. Palmer, W. S. Boaz; Massachusetts. W. M. Crane, J. H. Gould; Michigan, E. N. Dingley, C. E. Baxter; Minnesota, Knute ! Nelson, T. E. Byrnes; Mississippi, Joshua I Stevens, A. M. Lea; Missouri, H. J. Page. F. B. Brownell; Montana, F. E. Sar gent, C. F, McClod; Nebraska, John L. Waster, W. E. Andrews; Nevada, Stephen j A. Kinsey, A. C. Cleveland; New Hamp j shire, G. S. Bartlett, S. S. Jewett; New j Jersey, M. Gommery, L. S. Derousse; New j York", C. C. Shayne,H. C. Brewster; North I Carolina, J. C. Dary, J. C. Pritchard; ; North Dakota. E. M. Warren, V. M. Coch rane; Ohio, J. E. Hopley, F. H. W«st; Pennsylvania, Joha Doyle, G. W. Buck; Rhode Island, D. R. Brown, Henry Tiehki; South Carolina, £. E. Smith, V. P. Clayton ; j South Dakota, R. J. Woods, C. H. Burke; j Tennessee, W. J. Ormsby, J. A. Barbour; Texas, Whit Gryden, C. B. Peck; Vermont, H. E. Parker, H. S. Peck, Virginia, Thomas Lowrey, H. D. Clark; West Vir ginia, J. K. Thompson, C. D. Elliott ; Wis ! cousin, G. R. Ray, H. H. Rand; Wyom ing, C. H. Parmelee, T. F. Burke; Ari ! zona, J. A. Sampson, George Christ; Dis trict of Columbia, T. H. McK -e, D. A. Ray; New Mexico. L. H. Hughes, W. H. H. Lewellyn; Oklahoma, F. H. Beer, R. J. Seay; American College League, J. H. Fry, W. I). McWilliams; Utah, William Glassman, Hoyt Sherman. The committee on resolutions not yet being ready to report the rules were sus j pended and the icague proceeded to the election of orlicers. George E. Greene of New York nominated General E. A. Mc- Alpin for the presidency. The mention of General McAlpin's name was the signal for a tremendous ovation. Cheer followed cheer. The nomination was seconded by Delegate Carr of Illinois, H. E. Churchill of Colorado and a dozen others. The rules were suspended and the election was made unanimous. Nominations for \secretary were next in order. H. E. Churchill nominated John F. Burns of Denver. Marcus Pnlaski nominated William Grant Edens of Spring field, 111., vice-president of the Illinois League. The proceedings were inter rupted by the entrance of General Mc- Alpin, who received an enthusiastic welcome. Nominations for secretary proceeded. F. W. Collins was the next to speak. He put in nomination L. E. Walker. For the fourth time in an hour the roll was called on a motion to adjourn, but before the result was announced General McAlpin addressed the convention as follows: "It is not my intention, nor could I at this moment and under the circumstances speak at length on the great issues that divide the Republican and Democratic parties. On these subjects the convention speaks through its formal resolutions. ! While I am privileged to be at the head of i this great organization there shall be but one motto: 'Hard work, thorough organi tion, Republican success.' Republican League clubs to accomplish the greatest good must maintain an active organiza tion throughout the entire year. They must increase the knowledge of Republi can principles, render more stirring the enthusiasm. "The Republican party stands < for all that is best in our National history; it de mands honest currency and an honest tariff; it believes in the equal rights of . all at home and in a policy that commands respect abroad. These briefly stated are the principles to be contended for by our | party, by us as members of the Republican League, and which, if honestly followed, will bring success in the next National election. Gentlemen. I thank you." The convention adjourned until to-mor row without electing a secretary. lIEGAJtUEJ) AS A. VICTORY. \ Silver Men Prevent Expression on the IHonry Question, :V '.';-■; CLEVELAND, Ohio. June 20.— The sil ver men from the Far West are supremely happy to-night because they feel that they , have accomplished a notable victory in the committee on resolutions. The fight was made this afternoon in a protracted meet ing of the committee. ■ ■*:>»*/: Led by Colonel Isaac Trumbo, who was not on the committee but who marshaled , the Westerners in; a masterly way that shows him to be a politician *of vast SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1595. IMPROVED AND DISTINCTIVE NEWS SERVICE. The " Call," by an Alliance With the United Press and the New York " Big Four," Secures Increased Telegraphic Facilities. When the present management of the ♦•Call" assumed control of the destinies of this great paper, one of the important considerations presented was the securing of a complete and distinctive telegraphic service. Therefore new alliances were sought, and in pursuance of this object an agreement has been completed whereby all of the vast resources of The United Press have been placed at the disposal of the " Call." The prime center and fountainhead of The United Press is in New York City, and the main sponsors of the organization are those great papers, the New York "Sun," "Herald," "Tribune" and 44 Times," known all over the world as the M Big Four," together with other powerful journals of that city. All the manifold resources of these great newspapers, as well as of those of New England and the South, are open to the "Call." There is not a reader of newspapers in the United States who will fail to comprehend what this means. Every one will see at a glance that it gives to the "Call" an advantage in newsgathering not now enjoyed by any other paper on the Pacific Coast. It is known that the "Sun," "Herald," "Tribune" and "Times" obtain the cream of the news of the world every day. Access to that wealth of information must therefore give to the "Call" the best news literature of the world day by day. No one will pretend that a better news service in the United States could be possible. No one would be willing to risk his reputation for intelligence by disputing a proposition so clearly self-evident. In this way the "Call" intends to carry out its desire for a unique and distinctive news service. It will be not only unique and distinctive, but superior to any general news service now received by any other newspaper on the Pacific Coast. shrewdness, the silver men made the most aggressive tight of the convention for the principle they represent. The report of the sub-committee which was before the convention was simply a statement glorifying the Republican party, scoring the Democrats and reaffirming all past platforms both of party and of league. The silver men fought this and three or four of them made ringing speeches. C. E. Alletn of Utah said in so many words that the miners of the West did not ''point with pride" to the Republican party because they felt that the party had been for more than twenty years radically wrong in the tariff and they did not "point with pride" to the leaders of the party be cause these were Reed, Allison, McKinley and Harrison and last of all John Sher man, and the miners of the Western coun try were thoroughly satisfied that these men were wrong on the silver question and always had been. Senator Carter of Montana* and B. L. Carr of Denver also made ringing speeches. In spite, however, of the fact that logic and right were on the side of the silver men it was soon apparent that the South and the East would never be committed to free coinage. The Western men next turned their attention to the adoption of a substi tute resolution which had been introduced by ex-Senator Patton of Michigan, a fair minded man, thougu a monometallist, which declared that the constitution of the National Republican League pave the league no right to do anything in the way of platform-making and expressly bo stated in a clause forbidding the influenc ing of party conventions in any way. The Patton resolution merely aflirmed faith in the party and expressed the determination to stand by its leaders. The Western men declared they had far rather have a blank page to show their people when they went home than the re port of the sub-committee reaffirminc past party platforms obnoxious to the West. They won, to their great delight. Colonel Trumbo and Mr. Gosper of Cali fornia, General Sampson of Arizona and other Western leaders were assured by Eastern men that the victory was one of the greatest in the history of the league, as the silver element had forced the league to acknowledge that it had no right to de clare itself on any party policy in advance of the National convention. The convention this year shows a great deal of encouraging silver sentiment in un expected places. DELEGATES AT A BANQUET. Toasts in a Happy Vein Suitably Jie gponded To. CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 20.— The 1500 delegates to the convention of the National Republican League of Clubs were treated to a banquet by the local league members to-night. The mammoth Arcade building, the largest structure of its kind in the world, extending through from Euclid avenue to Superior street, was the scene of the fete. The interior decorations were beautiful. They were made up of vari colored electric lights and bunting and tropical plants effectively arranged. The absence of McKinley, Depew, Ingalls and several other of the big guns of the party who were expected to be present, was somewhat discouraging to the local committee, but the good spirit that per vaded everything about the banquet-hall made up for the absence of the leaders. It was nearly 11 o'clock when cigars were lighted and James Hoyt, the toastmaster, called the guests to order. Governor H. Clay Evans of Tennessee was the first speaker. He spoke to the toast: "Our Party and the New South." Senator Burroughs of Michigan spoke to the toast, "Perridy and Dishonor and Political Integrity." D. D. Woodmansee was heard on "The Republican Party," and speeches from others who were called upon kept the banqueters together until after 11 o'clock. 11 " MEANS MUTUAL GOOD. EtMIRA, >". V., June 20.— Charles M. Shortridge, Editor the CALL, San Fran cisco : The New York State Associated Press congratulates the CALL upon its union with The United Press :ind its con sequently closer relations with the prin cipal papers of New York State. The State of -Vcw York is In sympathy with San Trancisco and our closer relations ivith Its leading journal can only result In mutual good. 11. R. SOI'EK, Secretary of the >"ew York State Asso ciated Press. The Harmons Disappear. CHICAGO, Itfc., June l>o.— When the rase against Mrs. Warren Springer, wife of Millionaire Springer, was called in Judge Tuthill's court this morning the fact developed that neither G, AY. Marraon nor his wife, Josephine, who accused Mrs. Springer of attempting to bribe Marmon while he was serving on a jury in a case in Avhich Mr. Springer was interested, could be found, and it is believed that they have Jeft the city. The date for the hearing of the case will be fixed next week. REACHING THE CLIMAX. Developments in the Great Battle of the Whisky Trust. Attorneys for the Reorganization Committee Expect to Secure a Victory. CHICAGO, 1m.., June 20.— The climax in the whisky trust legal battle which has been waged for several months was practi cally reached this evening in Judge Sho waiter's court at the conclusion of the ar guments on the petition of the reorganiza tion committee of stockholders for a sale of seventeen distilleries and the Peoria headquarters coupled with the offer of $9,800,000 for that part of the property. While the Federal Judge who has taken j the place of Judge Grosscup in the case did not say in so many words that he would enter a decree providing for the sale of the distilleries, he intimated as I much, and did say, after hearing all the I lawyers representing the many interests, ; that he would consider the matter of the | j order promptly and render his decision, , which will probably be Saturday. The reorganization" lawyers here, Levy j Mayer and ex-Judge Moran, were jubilant I and felt so confident that an order would j be made that they telegraphed their New | York clients to that effect. They regard the granting of the petition as the most i substantial victory won so far, and think | there will be smooth sailing now. By ex j pected authorization they expect to place ; the property bid for in the hands of j the reorganization committee. The order I of sale will provide for advertising thirty I days, and if no bid in excess of $0,300,000 is I i received at the sale, the reoeiverwill trans ■ fer the bulk of the estate to the stock j holders, who practically own it now. The court will require of the purchasers that they make all claims of creditors a prior lien on the property. MR. DANA`S CONGRATULATIONS NEW YOIIK, >~. V., Juno 20.— C. M. Shortridge, Editor the CALL, San Fraii fisco : I admire your independence and congratulate you on your sagacity. You have not suffered yourself to be deluded by the disreputable speculators who mismanage the Chicago Associated Press. The United Press has awaited with patience the natural ending of their campaign of falsehood and dishonesty, and it is near at hand, as many events that are abont to take place will pres ently demonstrate. C. A. DAXA. SECRETARY LAMONT`S TOUR Army Officers Turn Out to Welcome Him. at Omaha. OMAHA, Nebr., June 20.— The officers at army headquarters were assembled at 11:30 o'clock this morning in the office of General Coppinper and proceeded in full uniform to the Webster-street depot, where they met Secretary of War Lamont and his party, who passed through Omaha on a private car which left Washington Sun day bound for Yellowstone Park. Colonel John C. Bates, Mrs. Lamont and three children, Mrs. and Miss Bryant of New York, Quartermaster-General Batchelder and Major Davis are with the Secretary. The Western trip comprises both pleasure and business, as the Secretary, after leav ing Omaha, will inspect forts Niobrara, Robinson and Meade, then go to the Cus ter battlefield and Fort Custer. Billings will be fhe next stopping-place, from which station the party will be conveyed to Yellowstone Park. After a fortnight's journey through the park the party goes to Helena', Ogden, Salt Lake, and, unless it is decided to travel further West, will return to Omaha en route to Washington. BUTCHERED BY INDIANS Fate of Eight American Gold, Miners in Mexico. DEMING, N. Mex., June 30.— A party of eight Americans who have been mining gold on the Yaqui River, in the State of Sonora, were butchered by Indians two weeks ago. A meager report of the crime reached here to-day. The names of the dead men are not given. It is known, however, that they had been very success ful in obtaining gold, and it was supposed that robbery was the motive for the kill ing- Convention of Engineers. BOSTON, Mass., June 20.— Two sessions were held to-day by the delegates to the twenty-seventh annual convention of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which opened on Tuesday. To-morrow the visitors will inspect the Boston main drainage pumping station, tne Moon Island reservoirs and the Nortli Metro politan sewage pumping station. The closing session will be held on Saturday morning. In the afternoon of that day the delegates will leave for the White Mountains. BISHOP HARGROVE`S BRIDE The Jfidoto of Dr. Scnrritt Becomes the Venerable Man's Wife. KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 20.— The Rev. Robert K. Hargrove, the venerable Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was married this evening to Mrs. Ruth Eliza Scarritt, widow of Rev. Nathan Scar rltt, D.D., and stepmother of Circuit Judge Scarritt. The marriage was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott H. Jones, 123 Colorado avenue. Bishop Hen dricks, assisted by Rev. James A. Duncan, pastor of Melrose church, officiated. The wedding ceremony was private and only the nearest relatives were present. Bishop Hargrove and his bride left to-night for Nashville, where thoy will make their fu ture home. WILL FILL ALL CONTRACTS. MACON, Ga., June 20 Charles If. Shortridge, Editor tfxe CALL, San Fran cisco : The Southern Associated Press will remain solid and continue its con tract relations with Nli© |Unlted Press. Leading; papers In the South have pledged themselves to stand by their as sociation. The United Press can be ra iled on to fulfill its contracts to the letter. PATRICK WALSH./ General Manager Southern Associate a Press. CAUSES MUCH COMMENT Permission Given for a Meeting in a Federal Building. WASHINGTON. D. C. June 20.-Con siderable criticism of the Treasury Depart ment officials was heard to-day because permission had been granted the so-called sound money men in San Francisco to hold a meeting in the Federal Courthouse there. Their request was received at the Supervising Architect's office, and was re ferred to the Secretary of the Treasury, who granted it, provided the cost of light and other expenses were borne by the peti tioners. Critics of these Government offi cers declare that no such permission should have been granted ; that it was wholly un authorized and unjustifiable; that it was the first time permission to u^e the United States Courthouse for a partisan purpose had ever been granted, and that if such a request had been made by silver men it would have been refused in" all probability. WRECKED BY A WASHOUT. Several Passengers Injured by the De- railing of Coaches. EUREKA, Texas, June 20.— The north bound express on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway was wrecked a few miles west of here at midnight. It ran into a washout and three coaches were derailed and two smashed. Several passengers were seriously in jured, including B. Davis (colored) of New Ulm, Texas, who was badly hurt. A. John son and child (colored) of Trinity, Texas, were cut about the head. John Graham, foreman, T. J. Renfro, express messenger, and Brakeman Hawke were all injured internally. The colored porter, McArthur, is missing. The Pullman sleepers were uninjured. IT SERVES THE PEOPLE. MANCHESTER-BT-THE-SEA, Mass., June 20. — Charles 51. Shortridge, Editor the CALL: The United Press rapidly gathers and promptly distrib utes the iwws of the world with absolute, impartiality. It is the slave of neither men nor corporation. It is the servant solely of the people, and the Xew Eng land Associated Press sends hearty con gratulations to the CALL upon its union with such a powerful and reliable organ ization. JOHN H. HOLMES, President Xew England Associated Press. THEY GREET McKINLEY Enthusiasm in Kansas Over the Gover nor's Visit. OTTAWA, Kans., June 20. — Governor McKinley was greeted to-day on the Chautauqua assembly grounds here by the entire population of the city and the mem bers of the society. There were 1000 visitors present. Governor McKinley was accompanied by Governor Morrill, both being greeted with enthusiasm. A recep tion and general hand-shaking followed the speech-making. At the conclusion of the Ohio Governor's address to the old soldiers he returned to his special train, and was soon on his flying trip to Cleve land. Pierce Visits the President. BUZZARD'S BAY, Mass., June 20.— Henry Douglas Pierce of Indianapolis, son of the late Window B. Pierce of Indiana, spent a part of the evening with the Presi dent. Pierce ig a nephew of ex-Vice-Presi dent Hendricks and a former law partner of United States Senator Turpie. His visit was purely personal and not con cerning politics or offices. Mr. Olney called at Gray Gables this evening and was met at the station by Mrs. Cleveland. The President spent another day fishing. CAUL BROWSE AND BRIDE. Ttiey Will March to Washington by Easy Stages. CANTON, Ohio, June 20.— Carl Browne and his bride, the Goddess of Peace of Commonweal fame, announced here to night at a public meeting that they would take up Friday morning their march to "Washington by easy stages. They will stop at Alliance Friday night, reach Salem Monday, Beaver Falls Thursday and then stop at Pittsburg, Allegheny, Altoona, Harrisbnrg and Butler. They expected to reach "Washington July 3, to be ready for the public marriage on the Capitol steps on the morning of July 4. They will also participate in a reunion with thirty or more of Coxey army followers, who have been camped at Bladenburg, Md., since last year. ADMIRABLE DISCERNEMENT AUGUSTA, Ga. June 20. — Charles M. Shortridge, Editor the CAIiL: # San Francisco: I earnestly congratulate you upon your escape from the Chicago Associated Press, and desire to express in the strongest terms my appreciation of the prescience manifested in the course you have taken. I know whereof I speak when I say that the plan you have adopt ed is the only safe one, for the Southern Associated Press tried the one you have just abandoned. From a Round business point of view, your keenness of discernment is admira ble, and the severance of your recent re relations a fortunate change for the CALX'S welfare. ; j EVAN r.rowELt, President Southern Associated Press. DEEDS OF ONE MAN Be KW3 the Man Wlio Eloped With Bit Wife and Comynits Suicide. TOLEDO, Ohio, June 20.— Shortly after 11 o'clock to-night Gus Stremeith shtft and killed B. C. Kemp and immediately shot himself, dying almost instantly. Three years ago Stremeith's wife eloped with Kemp, going to Detroit, where they lived unhappily. A short time ago they came here. Stremeith learned of this and came here yesterday. He persuaded his wife to return home and they were to have left to morrow morning. Stremeith met Kemp in a saloon to-night and a quarrel ensued, terminating in the death of both men. GETTING THE CASH HERE China Negotiating With Some American Capitalists for a Loan. Indemnity for Japan May Now Bo Secured In This Country. WASHINGTON, D. C, June 20.-It is reported that negotiations have been recently opened for China to secure from American capitalists the amount of silver requisite to pay the Chinese war indemnity of 200,000,000 taels to Japan. At the Chinese legation in this city it was said that the negotiations had not proceeded through the Minister, but through agents in China for the American interests, and it was not yet known what conclusion had been reached. The indemnity is payable in Chinese taels, equal to the Mexican dollar, which is now worth about 53 cents in American money. It is understood that the pay ment will be made in silver bullion, the tael being used only as a measure of the amount. The names of the Americans interested in the negotiations could not be learned at the Chinese or Japanese legations. It is understood, however, that John W. Fos ter, who is expected back in Washington in a few weeks, will bring additional par ticulars. DIPLOMAS TO GRADUATES. Commencement of the Catholic University of America. WASHINGTON, D. C, June 20.— The commencement of the sixth year of the Catholic University of America closed to day with the public exercises of the gradu ating classes of divinity students in the lecture hall. The class comprised nine baccalaureates, .eight licentiates and two doctors, the latter being the first to receive that degree from the university. On the platform sat Monsignor Satolli, the Apos tolic Delegate, Bishop Keane of die Uni versity and Father O'Gorman, dean of the faculty of divinity school. Monsignor Satolli delivered the diplomas. The in vestiture of new doctors of divinity, Rev. George J. Lucas of Scranton, Pa., and Rev. Edward Dublanchy of the Marist College. Brookland, D. C, with the emblems of their new office, followed. The programme of literary exercises was closed by Bishop Keane in a few re marks upon the work accomplished in the six years' history of the university. HOT FORGED CITY BONDS An Error Concerning the Jieport From IjOS Angeles, NEW YORK, N. V., June 20.— A dis patch from Los Angeles, Cal., states there are some forged 10-per-cent public improve ment bonds of that city afloat in the East which were tendered to C. H. White & Co. of New York. Mr. White says he thinks this is an error. A broker left a memorandum with him last week regarding 10-per-cent Los Angeles improvement bonds for sale at 120. A representative in California was instructed to make inquiries in Los An geles, and Mr. White thinks that the report of forged bonds arose from these inquiries. Mr. White believes that the bonds were issued by a Los Angeles im provement company. He thought no one should be foolish enough to forge a city bond bearing 10 per cent interest. Jtoycott on n ¥ark. ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 20.— Recently the local trades and labor union asked Man ager Yon der Abe to employ union labor at his baseball park, but the request was ignored. To-day the central body, repre senting 35,000 union men, declared a boy cott on the park and its owner. Atkinson la Improving. ATLANTA. Ga., June 20.— Governor Atkinson's condition improved during the day, and his chances of recovery are good. He has taken nourishment twice in the last twenty-four hours. PRICE FIVE CENTS. OPEN TO COMMERCE Many Warships Pass Through the Big Canal. GREAT IMPERIAL POMP. Emperor William in the Glory of a German Admiral's Uniform. FROM BALTIC TO NORTH SEA. During the Naval Demonstration United States Vessels Are Loudly Cheered. KIEL, Germany, June 20.— With im perial pomp and ceremony and amid the plaudits of thousands upon thousands of people, the great canal connecting the Baltic and North seas was opened to com merce to-day. The weather was perfect, and the in auguration ceremony was highly success ful, save in one particular, the grounding in the canal of the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser "William 11, one of the ves sels that took part in the naval parade. She took bottom near Levensau, near the eastern extremity of the canal, but she got off without damage. At 3 o'clock this morning the dispatch boat Grille entered the lock at Brunsbuttel, the western extremity of the canal, and went through as a scout, examining the banks and locks and taking soundings, in order to prevent, if possible, the occur rence of an accident when the great parade navigated the canal to Kiel. The scene as the Emperor and four of his eldest sons drove along the river front last evening to embark on the imperial yacht Hohenzollern was one to be long remembered. Everything capable of be ing decorated bore masses of flags and varicolored bunting, and the crowd, filled with holiday fervor, cheered incessantly a3 the Emperor and Princes passed. The Hohenzollern passed into the west ern water gate at 3:45 o'clock this morn ing. As the Hohenzollern passed into the canal a salute was fired by artillery sta tioned a little distance from the entrance to the lock, while the soldiery, composed of cavalry, infantry and pioneers lining both banks, presented arms. The Emperor was on deck and he bowed in response to the ovation he received. The Hohenzollern, at 4 o'clock, cut the thread which had been stretched across the entrance to the canal and began her passage through to Kiel, tha bands on shore playing national airs and the crowds cheering. The other vessels followed, bearing foreign representatives and visit ing royalties. The warships steamed through in this order: Grille, Arethus, Sureoff, Grosiastchy, Marquise de Ensen ada, Edda, Viking, Marblehead, Mircea, Hecla and Alkmaar. The rear of the pro cession was brought up by the Turkish yacht Fevaid. At 10:50 o'clock last night every one who was expected to go through the canal on board the American cruiser Marblehead was on the vessel, but she did not leave her berth until this morning. Among those on board were Admiral Kirkland and staff, Captain Evans, Captain Shepard, the lieutenants, ensigns and marine offi cers from each ship ©f the American squad ron, the Rev. Mr. Trip, chaplain of the cruiser San Francisco, Louis H. Moore, representing the United Press, and the fleet surgeon and the fleet paymaster. The Marblehead sailed slowly down the Elba and anchored at Brunsbuttel at 6 a. m., awaiting her turn to go into the canal. The Marblehead is very popular, owing to the fact that ncr officers have shown every possible courtesy to visitors, and she was cheered last evening by the occupants of hundreds of steam and elec tric launches and tnouaands of people on shore. The Kaiser Adler passed the Holtenau locks at 8 p. H. The crowd cheered Her, but the guns fired no salute. Empress Au gusta Victoria boarded the Hohenzollern shortly after 1 o'clock. The royal person ages on the Kaiser Adler went on board the Hohenzollern immediately on the former's arrival to attend the Emperor's court. The feature of the salute iiring was that all the German ships ana most of the foreign vessels used the old style of powder, the smoke of IPhich almost enveloped Kiel Bay like a dense fog. The French warships were the only vessels using smokeless powder. There was a lively demonstration as the Hohenzollern entered the port. Salutes were fired and cheers were given with hearty goodwill. Ashore the city was en fete. Venetian masts and other decorations could be seen everywhere. Re lays of cavalry on both banks of the canal accompanied the Hohenzollern for the entire distance. At Kudensee a little band played "Climbing Up the Golden Stairs." Here, a large detachment of huzzars rendered honors. Even in the most isolated places, solitary pickets stood at "attention" as the American cruiser Marblehead went by. The Marblehead flew the stars and stripes from her foremast, an immense ensign astern, and the Germad imperial standard from the mainmast. Great crowds were on the banks near the Grunenthal high bridge, including many students with bands and banners. As the Marblehead proceeded into the interior the sight from her decks grew more interesting. At 2:45 o'clock, when beyond Breiholz, it was discovered that the Viking was aground, and had swung across the canal. She got off in a short time without assist ance and proceeded. A kilometer further on she again grounded. Just ahead of her the Edda was aground. Suddenly those on the Marblehead saw the Grosiastchy go aground. The Marquise de Ensenada had passed the Grosiastchy. A tug behind the Marblehead went to the assistance of the stranded vessels. A strong wind was blowing, and as the Marblehead could not go ahead she was in a ticklish position. Thirty sailors in boats attempted to pull the Marblehead off with lines, but this was unsuccessful and then Continued on Fijth Pagt.