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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:
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California.
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia.
Florida
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Illinois :
Indiana
Indian Territory
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Kansas
Kentucky......
Louisiana
Maryland
Maine
Massachusetts _
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
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Nebraska •...-.
Nevada....
Now Hampshire ..
New Jersey....
»w Mexico.. .v. .-. . . .
New York: .
North Carolina
North Dak0ta........
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Oklahoma.. *...
Oregon...
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Month Dakota
Tennessee ;
Texas _.
Utah
Vermont .'..:..
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
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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.
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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

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