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VOLUME LXXIX.-NO. 11.
DEFEATED BY CORPORATION INFLUENCES. San Francisco Fails to Se cure the Republican Convention. STARTS IN THE LEAD, But the Votes Promised Are Gradually Given to the Rivals. CHICAGO FAILS DOWN HARD Finally It Is Decided to Award the Great National Assemblage to St. Louis. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.— Charles M. Shortridge, Editor Call, San Francisco, California : We are beaten, but I do not know that we have any roason abie complaint to make against any one unless it be the adherents of Chicago. St. Louis made a straight-out, honorable fight. Chicago had no show to win, but could have given the victory to California. In view of California's many kindnesses to Chicago in connection with the World's Fair, I tnought that Chicago would en deavor to do a service to San Francisco, as its leading citizens promised us that they would do, and as I think in honor they should have done. The party leaders thought that the convention ought not to go to San Francisco. The Pennsylvania Railroad was against us; the Western Union Telegraph Company was against us, and the managers of party were against us. There is but little satisfaction to be gathered from a defeat, but we feel a great degree of satisfaction in the loyalty of the Pacific Coast States and Territories. Arizona, of which Governor Murphy is the proxy, stayed with us to the end, and so did all the Pacific Coast States and Ter ritories. The opposition to going across the continent was too great for us. H. Z. Osboexe. Washington, D. C, Dec. 10. Charles M. Shortridge. Editor Call, San Francisco: We shall return with banners flying, but without the convention. Let our -tis-ople take the consolation tnat Cali- ■ forniajstands higner than ever before, and, if putJic men can be believed, with better future recognition. We have made a j manly and clean fight and have no recrets except that we failed. If there is any thing in promises, we will make it in 1900. but the statute of limitation is shorter than political pi omises and we must con tinue to press our claims upon merit. We had Republicans from every State and Territory as our audience, and we hope the seed sown has not wholly fallen upon stony ground. California has been upon a million tongues for more than a week. The greatness of the Pacific States has been made to appear in a thousand newspapers. If we did- not capture the convention we have made many friends for our coast. As to immediate causes of defeat I want to say we had overcome, I think, newspaper objections, but the East ern railroad companies came in at the last moment and turned Pittsburgto St. Louis. At that moment Chicago could have saved us, but she fell down. I think railroad in fluence was felt here, but all the same it savors of ingratitude. There were votes promised us from the South which went to St. Louis, out by what influence I can't say. N. P. Chipmax. Washixgtok, D. C, Dec. 10. • Charles M. Shortridge, Editor Call, Ban Francisco: California lost the convention through the united efforts of the com bined trunk lines of railroads leading into Eastern cities. New Jersey, which had promised to support us, had to change her vote on account of Mr. Hobart (who has always beerr for California), but as chief counsel for the Jersey Central and Pennsylvania roads would not carry out the promise. Tennessee changed its vote on account of the same influence. Ken tucky promised to vote for California but failed to do so by reason of railroad in fluence, which was also brought to bear on South Dakota, New Mexico and Vir ginia. Mississippi promised hervote tous on the second ballot but failed. General Clarkson held our men in line to the last, showing his loyalty and good feeling for California. The Blame men stood solid for our State. Will California ever forget the Blame men again, as they j did at Minneapolis? Mr. Manley stood up with us from first to last. The big Eastern interests paid no attention to California until yesterday, when it was . thought we might win, and then they took a hand against us, but we gave them a good ruptle for their money. The California delegation foueht grandly to a finish. The liberality displayed by the State of California is conceded by all to have been more than liberal, and nothing but praise can be heard on all sides for the representatives of the Golden State. The people were with us. but the railroads w^re not. This means hurry up with the competing road, and California, and we will get it next time sure. Isaac Tbumbo. ST. LOUIS THE WINKER. The Californian Delegation Made a\ Gal lant Fight. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.— St. Louis won the convention on the fifth bal lot. San Francisco came within six votes of winnine, and her boomers here might be shouting hurrahs of victory to-night, | The San Francisco Call. instead of being disconsolately packing their grips, preparatory to their departure for home a defeated and sad crowd of boomers, if these six votes could have been secured from Chicago. To-morrow they will set their faces toward the land of the setting sun with reflections of what might nave been. Chicago, instead of turning her nine votes to San Francisco when St. Louis ne gan to forge ahead, remained in the race until the last and finished with six votes to her credit. The Californians think that the World's Fair city was ungrateful and unappre ciative in not standing by San Francisco, her friend, to defeat her great rival, St. Louis. Last night the California boomers were very much elated and confident of success, but as wired to The CAll they allowed their enthusiasm and zeal to influence their better judgment and they counted for San Francisco sev eral votes which were classed as exced ingly doubtful by others who had studied the situation. Besides, the Californians at no time real ized what was apparent to others, viz.: that many votes cast for San Francisco on the first ballot were complimentary and would desert the Golden Gate city in sub sequent ballots. This prediction, made in last night's dispatches to The Call, was verified to-day. California's strength began to dwindle after the first ballot. General Clarkson cannot be given too much credit. He worked loyally for Cali fornia from first to last, and was assisted by Colonel Trumbo to keep San Fran cisco's vote in line. Clarkson influenced not less than ten committeemen to vote for San Francisco. Colonel Trumbe se cured Alaska's prosy and voted it for San Francisco. An effort was made by the Californians to induce Mr. de Young to present a reso tion expressing the sense of the com mittee to be that the convention of 1900 should go to San Francisco, and this reso lution would undoubtedly have passed, but Mr. de Young did not accede to their request. De Young left to-night for New York. He sails for Europe on Thursday. Gen eral Chipman, General Freidrich and Messrs. Osborne, Knight, Rader, Hale and Sachs leave to-morrow for the West. They made a game fight and are entitled to great credit for such a good showing against odds. STORY OF THE STRUGGLE. ilnir St. J.otiis Secured the yational Re publican Convention. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.— The Republican National Convention will be held at St. Loi:is on the 16th day ot next June. These were the two material re sults of to-day's quadrennial meeting of the Republican National Committee. Thus ends a contest that has been spirit edly conducted by the four cities of San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburg and St. Louis. New York was a nominal candi date for convention honors, hut her repre sentatives did not reach the city until late last night, too late to begin an active pro paganda for the metropolis of the East. St. Louis' victory was due to a variety of causes, the principal of which was the un tirinc effort put forth by her representa tives who arrived on Sunday last, sup plemented by sound judgment, good po litical finesse, and by the further fact that the astounding gains made by the Repub licans of Missouri a year ago appealed strongly to the sympathies of the Na tional Committee with whom the selection lay. St. Louis had been regarded as a strong competitor from the start, but ex perienced observers of political affairs felt that her principal rival would be Chicago, which, curiously enough, was never seri ously in the race. The California delegation made a game, uphill fight. That they succeeded in poll ing so large a vote at the start and hold ing it practically intact until the final bal lot furnishes the strongest proof of the good work done by her committee in the face of obstacles with which none of the other cities had to contend. The distance was against them ; the time consumed in making the trip was against them: the expenses of the trip were also a factor which militated against them, and yet for three baUots they led all their competitors. The organization was perfect; their courage superb. The bal loting showed that the partisans of San Francisco were earnest in their intention to secure the convention and the result showed that they could not be stampeded, notwithstanding their opponents' clever work. Pittsbnrg, lite Chicago, was never a formidable contestant and after two ballots the brave showing she made at the begin ning gradually disappeared. The Californians bore their defeat phil osophically, but they were obviously much chagrined at their failure to secure the prize. It is to be Baid to therr credit that the delegation which represented San Francisco on this occasion secured a larger number of votes for their City than were ever secured at any previous meeting of the committee, and some of the number are saying to-night that four years hence when they again essay the task of captur ing the convention they may po«sibly be successful. The first ballot was taken at 4 o'clock. It was informal and designed to test the sense of the committee. It resulted as fol lows: San Francisco, 20; Chicago, 8; Pittsburg, 9; St. Louis, 13; New York, 1; total, 51. On motion of Mr. Hobart of New Jersey the city polling the smallest vote on this ballot was dropped. This eliminated New York and reduced the contest to the four cities first named. On this ballot the member from the District of Columbia voted for San Francisco. On the first reg ular ballot both he and the member from New York transferred their votes to St. Louis with the result that San Francisco dropped to 19; Chicago and Pittsburg re mained stationary with 8 and 9 votes re spectively while St. Louis went up to 15. During the intermission between the first and second ballots, Mr. Kerens, tne Missouri member of the committee, and some of the stanch adherents of the Mound City, did some effective missionary v;ork, which was shown when the second ballot was taken. On this ballot San Francisco retained her 19 votes, Chicago pained one from Pittsburg; Pittsburg lost four, tfiree of the number going to St. Louis, increasing her strength, to 18. Ob the third ballot Pittsburgh forces SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, 1895. OUR OWN DARDANELLES QUESTION. Will Sultan Salisbury Yield, or Will Uncle Sam Have to Force His Way Through? [Reproduced from the Chicago Inter Ocean.) disintegrated so that the member from that State was the only person voting for the Smoky City. Tne four votes lost by Pittaburg on this occasion went to St. Louis, thus putting her in the lead with 22 votes; San Francisco and Chicago remain ing stationary with 19 and 9 votes each to their credit. It was now auparent that St Louis was forging steadily to the front. Pittsburg dropped out of the race. On the last ballot San Francisco received 15 votes, Chicago 7 and St. Louis 29, three more than a ma jority. The detailed vote of the final ballot is herewith given: State. cc g X ii Alabama..: Alaska Arizona ...:... Arkansas California. Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia. Florida Georgia 1dah0..... Illinois : Indiana Indian Territory 10wa...... Kansas Kentucky...... Louisiana Maryland Maine Massachusetts _ Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri M0ntana. ............. Nebraska •...-. Nevada.... Now Hampshire .. New Jersey.... »w Mexico.. .v. .-. . . . New York: . North Carolina North Dak0ta........ 0hi0;.:.-..:..;. ...... Oklahoma.. *... Oregon... Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Month Dakota Tennessee ; Texas _. Utah Vermont .'..:.. Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming -..' 1 i t • ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 X 1 1 1 ; 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ ■ ■ 1 1 1 1 1 I .-I . ■ 1 • 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 \ 1 1 1 The St. Louisans are saying to-night that they exacted no pledges from their friends on the committee, but that their sole argument consisted in presenting the claims of their city to the members, assur ing them that sending the convention there would greatly encourage the Repub licans of the State, and leaving the mem bers cf the committee to follow the bent of their own inclinations. The report that St. Louis had won the convention spread through the surging crowds in the hotels with the speed of a i prairie fire, and within a minute the head quarters of the St. Louis delegation were crowded the member* of other dele gations, who hastened there to congratu late the victors. One of the Pittsburgers, with a view to showing his friendly inter est in St. Louis, seized the large earthen pot containing a huge bunch of white and yellow chrysanthemums, which were a conspicuous object in their room, and car ried it into the Missouri headquarters, where their graceful and esthetic appear ance lent an added attraction to the sur roundings. The St. Louisans made no effort to con ceal their satisfaction, which found ex pression in repeated cheers and a general interchange of congratulations. Ex-Con siressman Warner of Kansas City, upon his entrance into the room, was immedi ately seized by a halt dozen stalwart Mis sourians and elevated to a table, while cries of "Speech! speech! Warner! War ner!" filled the air. Mr. Warner, nothing daunted by this unlooked-for demonstration, quickly arose to the occasion and delivered a brief five minutes' talk, which was conspicuous for its intense Americanism. One sentence was particularly forcible. It was this: "No man who represents our country at a foreign court who criticizes his Govern ment or traduces its citizens is a worthy representative of the American people." These sentiments were cheered to the echo. When Mr. Warner stepped to the floor, Chauncey I. Filley of St. Louis was ele vated to the table amid loud clappings of hands and called upon for a few remarks. He was not unwilling. He delivered a rattling speech, which created great laughter and much applause. He pre dicted that some of the Democrats in Mis souri would be found voting with the Re publicans in the Presidential election of next year. "They will not," he continued, "turn their backs on prosperity because their ancestors voted for General Jackson." This created a fresh outburst of merri ment, under cover of which Mr. Filley leaped to the floor, making way for Con gressman Cobb of St. Louis, one of the Democratic members of the National House of Representatives. Mr. Cobb ex plained that the Democrats of Missouri would join the Republicans in extending a cordial welcome to the delegates, and that they would then use their best efforts to defeat the candidates whom the conven tion nominated. There was something so good-humored and frank about his utterances that the Continued on Second Page, HAYWARD IS HANGED Execution of the Murderer of Miss Katherine Ging. CONFESSES THE CRIME. On the Scaffold the Condemned Man Shows No Signs of Fear. HAKES A RAMBLING SPEECH. Forgives All His Enemies, Including Brother Adry, Who Assisted to Convict Him. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 11.— Harry T. Hay ward was executed at 2:10 this morning. Before the drop fell he made a rambling statement regarding the forgive ness of every one connected with the case. He spoke smiiinely and without dhow of fear. He did not move a muscle after the drop. During Monday night Hayward turned to County Physician Burton, who con stantly attended him, and admitted that the callows was about to'receive one of the guiltiest wretches of the nineteenth cen tury. The story of the crime he recited from beginning to end, confessing that he alone was the instigator of the murderous plot, and that Claus Blixt was but his tool. The story he told was much asßlixt told it on the stand. "I fell down at the last moment, though," he said, after his full confession had been made. "I intended to kill Blixt, but did not. If I had I should have been safe." Hayward made gigantic efforts to con ceal his shattered nerves. He arose early, although he had not slept a wink, anJ, stretching himself, said to the death watch: "D it, I would like to be hanged every day. I feel like a fighting cock." The afternoon and evening preceding the execution were filled with exciting epi sodes.' Cranks of all sorts were numerous and made themselves known freely. Superintendent of Police Smith re ceived another communication. The chief has received many of these letters. In every case they have been signed by such names as "The Real Murderer," "One Who Knows," etp. The letter re ceived to-day reads as follows: "Police Headquarters — Harrie Hay warden is an innocent man. I murdered Kate Ging in cold blood. She drove my sister to despaire and I swor I would get eaven with her if you find him out hoo I am all right, but free that innocent man." "X." Another crank showed up at the Sheriff's office late in the afternoon and caused an exciting scene. A large crowd was gath ered about clamoring for passes to the scene of the execution, but these were scattered as though a cyclone had struck the place. A well-dressed lady of refined appear ance, about 35 years of age, entered the office with a rush and began to rail at the top of her voice. With that peculiar glitter in her eyes, which bespeans de mentia, and in strident rones she de nounced the Sheriff and his deputies as wicked men who were trying to deprive an innocent man of his life. "How many men have been ruined by girls," she shrieked, "and you will rue the day when you hang Harry Hayward. He is a victim of conspiracy." Then followed a quotation of scripture at the top of her voice to prove that Christ would frown upon the execution. A patrol wagon was called and the excited woman was taken to the lockup where it was learned that she was a Mrs. Miller of 459 Broadway, St. Paul. The reason assigned for her strange actions is that she became demented in reading the accounts of the murder and trial. She imagines that she has a divine commission to save the life of the con demned. Within three days past Harry Hayward made a last frantic attempt to form another plot of escape. Sitting in his ceJl, with a shorthand reporter taking his last statement, he recited the following story : "Of couree, every one thought that that great plot of mine to escape was my last," said he, "but it was not. My chances, with the scheme I had worked out, were good. I will tell you the whole thing. The last few days I thougtft the business all over, and finally I came to the conclu sion that I had a chance. "My plan was this: At just three min utes past 12 o'cldck at night I would fall downxm the floor of my cell and writhe in anguish, as if I had committed suicide by taking poison. The guarda would imme diately ring up doctors. "About five minutes after this three men with long satchels in their hands would present themselves at the jail and state that they were the physicians sum moned. They would be my men and the satchels would not contain medicine, but derringers. The jailors would be sand bagged and my guards taken care of after ward. "I would be taken out with a revolver in each band, and a carriage awaiting me at the door would take me away. If it had not been for one slip this scheme would have gone through, you can bet on that." The confession of Harry Hayward ex plodes a theory that has for some time held general belief. It was claimed by Clans Blixt and his attorney, as well as the Sheriff, that the whisky given Blixt previous to his ride with Kittie Ging was doped with nitre-glycerine, a drug so pow erful that it would rob the janitor of all pity or emotion or making of him a raging beast equal to the crime that H&ywam had commissioned him to perform. Hayward, although taking all the blame in his confession, privately states, without reason for the denial of any accusation, that no drug was used on Blixt; that the janitor went on that death ride with clear brain and shot down the girl with full realization of the deed. As midnight approached the crowd out side the jail increased to 500 in number, while inside some 100 favored ones were gathered. A special force of policemen kept the passage open from the street to the jail door. The working apparatus of the gallows had been thoroughly tested early, and be hind closed doors the trap was tested. It proved perfectly obedient to the lever, falling without weights. Two hemp ropes with carefully prepared nooses were wound about the hanging beam, the extra one to be used in case of emergency. In the celiroom the lights burned bril liantly. From early evening Hayward talked steadily to the expert stenographer completing his confession and last state ment. To the surprise of all Adry ap peared at the jail at 10:30 and was ushered into the celiroom. Two days since Harry before hig jailers and common prisoners cursed his brother, hurling the most stinging invectives at him. Now he received him with a kind word of greeting and motioned him to stand by as he talked. It was easy to perceive that Harry's animosity was short-lived. The hanging-room is but a small affair and but 100 could find room therein. A large number of newspaper men assisted iv the make-up of the spectators. At 11:54 p. m. Hay ward made a state ment to the members of the press. He admitted that his last statement regarding the Ging murder was correct and contains every detail of the affair within his knowl edge. At 12 £0 a.' m. Hay ward received the fol lowing message from Steve Brodie, from Cincinnati, Ohio: "Keep up your nerve; be game to the last, old friend." In reply Hay ward wired the following: ''1 will do my best and hope to come out a winner." At J2:30 o'clock Hay ward ate his last meal, consisting of all the delicacies of the season. He ate heartily in company with several deputies, the county physician and his death watch. Hayward made hts peace with the world and said he forgave Adry and all the others with the exception of three men — Detective Mike Quinlan, Attorney Stevens and Mike Kierce. At 12:20 a. m. Father Twohy and the Rev. Mr. Wilkinson left Hayward's cell. Harry refused to the last to embrace re ligion. — m HARRY H AX WARD'S CRIME. How He Compelled Claua Blixt to Murder Mlaa tilng. MINNEAPOLIS, -Minn., Dec. 10. The crime for which Harry Hayward was hanged was one of the most remarkable of rhe century. On the night of Decembers, 1894, the body of Miss Catherine Ging was found in a taniarac swamp on the further shore of Lake Calhonn, a few miles from this city. About the same time a horse drawing an empty buggy, with blood be smeared over the cushions and sides, walked into Gossman's livery stable, where it had been rented early in the even ing by Miss Ging. Rigid and searching inquiry was at once instituted by the au thorities. It developed that Miss Ging had her life insured for $10,000, the policies being made payable to Harry Hayward. This directed suspicion toward him, and after being under surveillance for a few days he was, together with his brother Adry, taken into custody. As Hayward was at the theater the night of the murder it was shown conclusively that he did not do the actual killing. Then Adry told a remarkable story. He said that Harry had plotted to kill Miss Ging for the life insurance and wanted his assistance, which was refused. Some days before the murder Adry had told the story to L. M. Stewart, an old and respected citizen and long time friend of the family. Mr. Stewart dismissed it as an idle yarn and only recalled it when the dead body of Miss Ging was found in the lonely tani arac swamp. Further investigation by the police de EMBASSADOR BAYARD CALLED TO ACCOUNT veloped the fact that Hayward met Miss Ging that night and drove out as far as Thirteenth street, where he was met by Claus Blixt, the janitor in the employ of his father. Blixt drove Miss Ging out Calhoun road and shot her. He then came into town on foot, going to several places where he was known for the pur pose of establishing an alibi. Hayward after leaving Miss Ging hurriedly retraced his steps and took a young society lady to the theater, sitting through the perform ance, apparently unconscious of the trag edy that was then being enacted. Blixt was afterward arrested and confessed to the actual killing. He was given a life sentence in the Stillwater Penitentiary. In telling his story he claimed that Hay ward had him in his power, exercising an influence over him that it was impossible to resist. Hayvard himself was placed on trial, and despite the best legal talent that money could buy was found guilty of mur der in the first degree and sentenced to death. The usual appeal to the highest court was made and overruled. A peti tion for clemency or commutation of the death sentence was denied- by the chief executive of the State. Medical experts agree that the man was abnormal and to tally devoid of all moral sense, and signed the petition simply upon that point. The condemned man refused all spiritual advice during his stay in jail, and spent most of his time reviling and cursing his brother and others, whom he charged with being responsible for his conviction. SPREAD OF A SWINDLE Many Banks Victimized by George Elwood and His Accomplices. All the Spurious Drafts Circulated Were Signed by Ex-Cashier Royse. WICHITA, Xans.. Dec. 10.— The field of the bank swindlers, whose workings were reported last night, seems to be more ex tended than was at first supposed. In addition to the large number of banks in Southern Kansas and Oklahoma known to have been victimized by George Elwood and his accomplices, a bank at Canadian, in the Panhandle of Texas, telegraphed to-day that it had been bunkoed out of $500 by these parties, while a bank at Ness City, Kans., also reports a loss of the same amount in a similar manner. A man named Long, who seems to be in league with Elwood, came to this city recently and swindled a number of merchants out of various sums, but the total amount is not known. The Sedgwick County Bank came near being caught for $250 by one of the gang. The cashier was about to pay a bogus check for that amount, but the president was suspicious and threw out the draft. The drafts used by the swindler are all signed by Frank Royse, ex-cashier of the Citizens' Bank of Jamaica, lowa. This bank only has a capital stock of $5000, while Southern Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are flooded with unpaid drafts upon it which in the aggregate exceed that amount. Koyse «vas formerly cashier of the bank of Enid, Okla. He was at one time one of the leading business men of Medford, Okla., and reputed to be im mensely wealthy. He was also prominent in Cherokee strip politics. Neither Elwood nor Royse can be lo cated. The former has a bad record, being under indictment for alleged crimes in Oklahoma. He is reported to be the same Elwood who killed a man near Manhattan, Kans., a few years ago. WILL HJZLP THE CUB ASS. Rather Bold Announcement Made by Omaha's Mayor. OMAHA, Nebr., Dec. 10.— At the Cuban sympathy meeting last night Mayor Bemis announced that he would receive at his office anything in the form of money or provisions from a carload of corn to a carload of bullion, and would see that it reached Cuba to assist the insurgents. This morning th*re were a creat many inquiries as to how far one could go on the path on which the Mayor had set out and yet not be brought up with a round turn by the Government. Judge Dundy of the United States Dis trict Court said the Mayor could not do anything of the kind. He might receive the goods, but the moment he attempted to forward them he would come in con tact with the United States Government and find himself in limbo. If he succeeded in getting the stuff started toward its destination it would be liable to seizure by both the authorities of this country and those of Spain, just as such stores for the Confederacy were seized by this Govern ment during the rebellion. Three cowboys went to the Mayor's office to enlist with the insurgents. The Mayor referred them to the secretary of the Cen tral Labor Union. CLEVELAND IX HOUGH WEATHER. Duck-Hunters on the Violet Having a Stortny Time. NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 10.— President Cleveland and his party had an exceed ingly rough time of it to-day, and were unable to occupy the blinds provided for them at Cape Channel, near Hatteras. The Violet is to-night in an exceedingly dan gerous position, althoueh no fears are en tertained. All day long a terrific storm has raged about Hatteras, the wind blowing from the north and northwest at the rate of fifty-six miles an hour. SALE OF COLORADO STOCKS. The Boom Xot So Jii ixk, but the Market Wan J>Urm. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 10.— While the volume of trading in the Cripple Creek gold stocks on the local exchanges to-day did not reach the phenomenal figures of yesterday, the market with one or two exceptions ruled very firm. The business was well divided between the different priced stocks. In the gili-edsed stocks Isabella and Union were very firm, the former retraining the loss sustained Monday and closed several points to the good, an influx of large European orders for Isabella through a banking firm being the direct cause of the rapid rise. The total sales for the day were over a million and a half shares. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Will Have to Answer for His Utterances in Great Britain. IMPEACHMENT IS ASKED Democrats Declare That the Diplomat Only Repeated the President's Views. SPEAKER REED'S FIRM RULING. After Extended Debate the Matter Is Referred to the Foreign Af fairs Committee. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.— A very spirited and at times exciting debate was precipitated in the House to-day by the in troduction as a question of privilege by Barrett (R.) of Massachusetts of a resolu tion looking to the impeachment of Thomas F. Bayard, Ernbassador to Great Britain, for sentiments expressed in speeches delivered in Boston, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland, and which nave been widely published and commented on. The resolution directs the Committee on Foreign Affairs to ascertain if such speeches were publicly made, and if so to report to the House such action by impeachment or otherwise, as shall be proper in the prem ises. Subsequently, on motion of Cannon (R.) of Illinois, the words "by impeach ment or otherwise" were stricken out, and the resolutions were adopted by a vote oi 207 to 90. A somewhat similar resolution calling on the President for information as to what steps he had taken to recall Bayard, was previously offered by McCall (R.) of Massachusetts, but under objection was referred to the Committee on Foreign Af fairs. Crisp (D.) of Georgia, in discussing Bar rett's resolution, acquitted Bayard of the charge of impropriety, and expressed the opinion that the resolution was simply the pretext to bring up the tariff question. Bayard was strongly criticized by McCall, Dingley and Johnson, and was defended by Cummings, McCreary, Money and Tur ner. In closing the debate Barrett criticized the President for being: absent when an important communication was received from Great Britain on the subject of Vene zuela, and hoped the vote of the House would attain a volume and importance that would be wafted down to North Caro lina, where the President, he presumed, was "skulking behind a blind to bring down some timorous flying duck." The Speaker announced the following Committee on Accounts: Aldrich of Illi nois (chairman), Odell of New York, Mc- Call of Tennessee, Tracy of Missouri and Long of Kansas (Republicans), and Rusk of Maryland and Price of Louisiana (Dem ocrats). McCall of Massachusetts offered the following resolution and asked its imme diate consideration : Whereas, Thomas F. Bayard, the Embassa dor of the United States to Great Britain, is reported by the London Times newspaper to have said in a public speech delivered in Bos ton, England, on the second day of August, 1895: "The President stood in the midst of a strong, self-confident and oftentimes violent people, men who sought to have their own way. It took a real man to govern the people of the United States," and whereas, said Bay ard is further reported by the press of this country to have said in a public speech deliv ered in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the 7th day ot November, 1895: "In my own country I have witnessed the insatiable growth of a form of socialism styled protection, which has done more to corrupt public life, to banish mpn of independent minds from public councils and to lower the tone of the National repre sentation than any other single cause. Pro tection, now controlling the sovereign power of taxation, has been perverted from its proper function of creating revenue to support the Government into an engine for selfish profit, allied with combinations called trusts. It has thus sapped the popular conscience by giving corrupt largesse to special classes.and it throws legislation into the political market where jobbers and choppers took the place of states* men. And \vhereas,it is not one of the functions of an Embassador to insult the country to which he is accredited, the people he is sup posed to represent, and it is consistent neither with the character of the office nor with the dignity and independence of the people of tho United States that their Embassadors abroad should make violent partisan speeches oa questions relating to our domestic policy upon foreign soil; therefore, be it Resolved, That ihe President be and he i% hereby requested to inform the House of Rep resentatives, if not incompatible with the public interests, what steps, if any, be taken to ascertain whether said Bayard made said speeches and if he has ascertained that he did make said speches, what steps, if any, he has taken to recall and censure said Bayard. Crisp (D.) of Georgia objected to its con sideration, and it was referred to the Com» mittee on Foreign Affairs. Barrett (R.) of Massachusetts offered as a matter of privilege the following: I do impeach Thomas F. Bayard, United States Embassador to Great Britain, of high crimes and misdemeanors on the following ground : Whereas, The following report of a speech, delivered beiore the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution by Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, Em bassador of the United States of America at the Court of Great Britain, is published in the London News, under date of November 8, 1895: The opening address of the Edinburgh Phil osophical Institution was delivered last night by Mr. Bayard, Embas=alor of the United States of America, who selected the subject, "Individual Freedom the Germ of National Progress and Permanence." In his own coun try, he said, he had witnessed the insatiable growth of that form of state socialism styled protection, which he believed had done more to foster class legislation and create inequality of fortune, to corrupt public life, to banish, men of independent mind and character from. There is one stationery store in town with no poor paper in it — and yet they have paper and envelopes at 15 cents a box. Crockers*. 227 Post street 215 Bush street