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Chosen President of the
National Republican
They Secure a Victory Before
the Committee on
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
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
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
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
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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
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
"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.
\ 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
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
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.
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 "
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.
Developments in the Great
Battle of the Whisky
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.
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.
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.
Fate of Eight American Gold, Miners in
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
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
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.
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
General Manager Southern Associate a
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.
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
The colored porter, McArthur, is missing.
The Pullman sleepers were uninjured.
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.
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
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.
Ttiey Will March to Washington by Easy
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.
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.
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.
China Negotiating With Some
American Capitalists for
a Loan.
Indemnity for Japan May Now Bo
Secured In This
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
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
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.
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.
Many Warships Pass
Through the Big
Emperor William in the Glory
of a German Admiral's
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
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
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