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VOLUME LXXX.-XO. 10.
WESTERN MEN ARE AT WORK Champions of Silver Lined Up for Battle at St. Louis. FIRST COMES TARIFF. Equal Protection to the Farmer and Manufacturer Must Be Assured. PROSPERITY WILL THEN DAWN Samuel M. Shortridge, Colonel Isaac Trumbo and Other Leaders Express Their Views. ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 9.— lnterest in the work of the National Republican Conven tion, which will meet here next week, is so keen that it is expected that at least 50,000 people from near and far will pour into this tornado-swept city to be at the political hurly-buriy and to see the great manipulators, Clarkson, Hanna, Platt and the rest, make their moves upon the political chessboard. Business men of sanguine temperament estimate the prob able attendance at 100,000, and fears are expected lest this city of 650,000 popula tion may not be able to provide for them all. Several hundred buildings which lay in tbe path of the terrific whirlwind of little more than a week ago are uninhabitable", and many are being torn down for safety. This calamity, throwing so many resi dents, for a time at least, ont of house and home, and causing them to accept quar ters with friends, has cramped the hotels and lodging facilities, and prices in down tuwn apartments have risen. But t:.e committee of arrangements say that all coiners will be housed and made welcome. Not many delegates have yet arrived, and the only signs of unwonied life about the Southern Hotel and the Planters Hotel, the lodging resorts of the political aris tocracy, are by reason of the presence of members of the National Convention and a few stragglers. Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young, Colonel and Mrs. Isaac Trumbo of Utah, Samuel M. Siiortridge, T. P. Riordan and Mrs. Clara Foltz, who left San Fmn- Cisco last Thursday evening, arrived this morning, the gentlemen being frequently interviewed during the day by a swarm of fc-t. Louis representatives. It did not take long for the party to learn on their arrival that the concensus of opinion is that McKinley will have the next thing to a walkover, and that he is likely to be nominated on the first ballot. The California delegation are pledged to McKinley, and naturally the news put the advance guard of Californians into high spirits. Judge Thompson of Ohio has been here for several days studying out tha plan of battle and marshalling his forces. This morning Joseph Smith arrived di rect from McKinley headquarters from Canton, Ohio. He reported that Major McKinley was in hne health and spirits, and he added that there was no doubt that the major would be nominated on the first ballot. It is understood that many of the lead ing silver men, including Colonel Isaac Trumbo, will oppose McKinley's nomina tion and will fight strenuously for the in troductiou into the platform of a ItJ to 1 free-coinage plank. Among these is A. C. Cleveland, the National Committeeman and delegate-at-large from Nevada. Mr. Cleveland remarked to-day that lie did not think: that Mr. McKinley would receive even one vote from tbe Isevadi delegation. The delegation were strictly instructed to work for free coinage, although that would be unnecessary, and were not pledged for any of the gentleman named in connection with the Presidential nomination. Mr. Cleveland would not admit that his dele gation would bolt if a gold or sound money plank should be adopted, but he remarked significantly that California and Nevada would declare for silver and would go Democratic. Mr. Cleveland is evidently mistaken with regard to California. The issue ol protecting the farmers, wool-raising, wine and dried fruit producers is paramount in the Golden State, as it is everywhere else outside of those States and Territories wiiose sole dependence is silver mining, so that Californians will not prove untrue to the Republican party so long as it stands before the people as the sturdy champion ol protection to American in dustries. The indications are that the convention Jeorge H. Warfield and wife (formerly Miss Harriet Seawcll), Whose Marriage Was the Most Brilliant Social Event of the Year at Healdsburg. The San Francisco Call. may adopt a bimetallic plank with a gold lining, but not specially hostile or un friendly to the freer use of silver. All the conversations thus far had with delegates and leading Republicans and the voice of the press of the Mississippi Valley are to the effect that the old party will rally to the battle cry of protection. S. M. Shortridge of San Francisco, when interviewed by St. Louis reporters to-day, said that the most pressing present need of the people was to start the wheels of industry going in the now idle factories throughout the country and give employ ment to the people, after which it would be time enough to consider financial and economic problems. "When those great industries," added Mr. fchortridge, "can stand erect and give employment to every free American laborer who is willing to work, it is well to wait awhile after that and determine the kind of money or how he should be paid." In an interview for the St. Louis Dis patch Mr. Sboatririge said that the ques tion of the most overshadowing interest in California was the tariff, and that pros perity would come back to the American people with the return of the Republican party to power. It had always dealt suc cessfully with every great problem that had confronted the American people and it could be trusted to deal justly and wisely with the money and the tariff ques tion. The first thing to be done, he said, was to revive the prostrate industries of the Nation and to devise ways ana means to give men and women employment, to give work to the idle hands throughout this country. The first thing of importance is tne tariff issue which will in a measure solve most of the other economic diffi culties. Colonel Trumbo vigorously declared himself to-day as being for silver first and a duty on lead and wool afterwards. He declared that the Eastern manufacturers wonted wool that they mignt buy the native product cheaper of the farmers. The farmer who grows the wool is en titled to the same degree of protection as is the manufacturer of Massachusetts. The speaker declared that if Mr. McKin ley should be nominated on a sound money platform he would be beaten in Indiana and Illinois and would be given such a close rub in his own State that the result would be known only after the bal lots had been counted. Ex-Governor Powell Clayton of Arkan sas said that Mr. McKinley would be nomi nated on the first ballot. He was of the opinion that it would be a mistake to de clare for bimetallism conditioned upon in ternational agreement. He favored the present monetary standard and only such limitation in the coinage of silver as will be necessary to maintain it on a parity with gold. He favored the present ratio of 32 10 I. The National Committee will meet at noon to-morrow in executive session to take steps toward the consideration of the 170 contested cases. It is expected that the committee will remain in session up to the time set for the opening of the con vention. A. M. Hanna, Mr. McKinley's manager, will be here in 1 the morning. John Paul Cosgbavk. I— » PACIFIC MEN ACTIVE They Will Urge Grant for the Vice- Presidency. ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 9.— This city is to-night camping in the camp-ground 01 a great army on the eve of battle. The Mc- Kinley hosts, overpowering in numbers and confident of victory, await the issue complacently. The outlying camps, dedi cated to 'favorite sons," have but the shadowy hope that something unforseen may happen to turn the tide of battle in their favor. The Reed men, the Allison men and, in fact, all other than McKinley men, refuse to give a roster of their pledged delegates, and refer vaguely to breaks on the second ballot. Lieutenants of the Ohioan answer this by saying there will be no second ballot. There was some gossip afloat late this evening touching combinations to prolong the contest, but all efforts to resolve this to a certainty met with the reply, "Wait until Manley gets here." One unpleasant feature that promised to embarrass the local committees of enter tainment is happily arranged to the satis faction of all. The negro delegated upon their arrival will find good quarters pro vided for them and prompt and civil at tention at a first-class hotel. Judge Long of Florida and Commiiteeman Hill of Mississippi received these assurances to night and expressed themselves satisfied. These gentlemen came in advance of their delegations, and discovered that through some misunderstanding their colored dele gates were not provided for, but are now satisfied that the local committees will carry out every promise. The prominent arrivals to-day included Joseph H. Manley SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1896. of Maine, Senator Gear of lowa, Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota, Senator Shoup of Idaho, Chairman Thomas H. Carter of Montana, S. M. Shortridge and M. H. de Young of California, Colonel isaac Trumbo and P. H. Lannan of Utah, J. S. Hammer, National Committeeman from Indian Territory, Wright Cuney, delegate-at-large from Texas; J. H. Lynch, delegate-at-large from Mississippi; T. D. Riordan of California, Powell Clayton, National Committeeman from Arkansas; N. B. Scott of West Virginia, Isaac M. Pot ter of Rhode Island, W. R. Hearst of Cali fornia and A. C. Cleveland of Nevada. Chairman Manley was visited to-night by scores of politicians, ail eager to press claims of various sorts, but Mr. Manley pleaded fatigue from his long journey and retired eariy. Among bis callers was ex-Congressman Nathan Frank of St. Louis, who is a con testing candidate from the Twelfth Mis souri District. The decision of the com mittee in regard to the claims of the dele gates from this district will decide the Na tional committeemanship of Missouri in all probability. The contesting delega tions are respectfully friendly — one to Chauncey I. Fiiley, the other to Richard C. Kerens. There are thirty-four dele cates from Missouri — nineteen necessary to a choice — and Kerens claims to have the pledges of seventeen of them. Western men are largely in evidence to night and their views on the all-absorbing topics — the nominee and the finance plant — are highly interesting. Colonel Isaac Tr'imbo of Salt Lake City, delegate at large from Utah, said : "We of tbe West have become convinced that the Republican party is controlled by the lead trust and the Eastern manufac turers. The time has come to put the party back in the hands of the common people. For years we have braved the heat of the East and have fought the bat tles of tue Republicans without asking anything in return. The only thing we ever got to offstand the temperature was when the people of the great East gave us Harrison for President. Our fight is plain. We are for silver first and for a duty on lead and wool. We want lead and wool for the West and silver for the whole country. "The Eastern manufacturers are no longer sincere in their advocation of pro tection. They want free wool so they can buy it cheap at the expense of the farmer, but they insist that the manufactured product shall be protected 30 that they may seenre high prices for their goods. Our claim is that the farmer who grows the wool is entitled to the same degree of protection that is given the manufactur ers of Massachusetts.' 1 "Will you bolt in case a silver plank is not adopted?" "That is a matter for future considera tion. Thus far we have believed that we could fight the matter out within our party lines, but if we fail we may be compelled to adopt some other course out of self protection." "Suppose McKinley is nominated on a sound-money platform, whal then?" "He would be beaten in Indiana and Illi nois and would be given such a close rub in his own State that the result would be known only after the ballots were counted.'' "Could McKinley or any other Republi can be elected on a sound-money plat form?" "No! most emphatically no! Every Western State, with the possible exception of Oregon, would go Democratic, and that combined with the vote of the South would sweep the Republicans to certain defea t." "Who will Utah support for the nomi nation?" "I imagine that her vote will be cast for Teller. Nealy all the votes of the silver States, I think, will go to him. My im pression now is that he will have nearly forty votes on the first ballot. iJtah, Colo rado and Idaho will certainly support him, and there is a move on foot to get all the mining States to act in concert." Samuel M. Shortridge of San Francisco said: "The Calif rnia delegation is here prim arily to do what it can for California and the Pacific Coast, and if we may offer ad vice to the party, we hope to promote the interests of the whole country. lam but one of eighteen delegates from California; but I know each and every one of them, A BAD CASE OF INDIGESTION. and I know that each of them is pledged to carry out the wishes of the Re publicans of California as expressed in our recent State platform. That platform en joined upon us the duty of voting and working and doing everything in honor to bring about the nomination of McKinley. And every delegate will do all that is in his power to compass that result." "We were next enjoined to advance the cause of silver, and this we shall do to the utmost of our ability. Next, the Repub licans of California think the time has come when the Pacific Coast should have a place in the Cabinet, and naturally we think that California should furnish the man for the place. We ask the Repub licans of New England of *he great Kast and perhaps of tbe greater Mississippi Valley to concede the justice and propriety of California's desire in this matter. So the California delegation is here to ask at tne hands of the Republican nominee, who in my judgment will be the next President, this recognition. "I am sure that at present the money question is absorbing public attention, perhaps to the exclusion of the tariff, but speaking for myself I believe the tariff is and will be the great, paramount and con trolling issue of the campaign. This is a question that goes directly to the homes and firesides of the whole American peo ple, East and West, North and South. "We Cahfornians believe that protection walks hand in hand with patriotism and prosperity. What the prostrate and almost helplessly ruined industries of this coun try want is the return of the Republican party to power and the restoration of a genuine American protective tariff, and it is because Californians look upon McKin ley as the personification of protection, and it is because of his close identification with tbe protective tariff, that California is for Major McKinley for President." M. H. de Young of California had this to say: "The delegates from the silver States are very determined in their desire to ad vance the interests of silver. They want the right to have free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Some of them are very radical and talk about leaving the conven tion in case they fail to have their views adopted. This action will not be general. "It is generally known that Colorado, under the leadership of Teller, proposes to walk out of the convention. The silver men, especially Colorado, Montana and other States where silver is an important factor, think that if Teller would be nom inated by the Democratic party in Chicago there would be no questio n of his indorse ment by the two conventions that meet in St. Louis on July 22. That is, the silver party convention and the Populist part}'. In fact it is an understanding already made and agreed to that both of these conventions will indorse the nomination of Teller. I think if Teller leaves the con vention Montana and Idaho will promptly follow. Utah as a whole will not." A. C. Cleveland, National Committee man from Nevada, was one of the arrivals this afternoon. "We are here," he said, "to fignt to the bitter end for silver. We expect defeat, but we shall fight just the same. If the party does nothing for us, they must ex pect defeat in Nevada. The Nevada dele gation, I feel sure, will remain in the con vention. There is nothing to be gained by starting a third party. If the gold standard is adopted here and free silver men win at Chicago, the result will be an overwhelming victory for the Democrats in Nevada." P. H. Launan, publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune, is a guest of the Southern, and, while not a delegate, is rnucn inter ested in the convention. "We arc for free silver first, last and all the time," said Mr. Lannan :his evening. "The people here i:i the East have a.much mistaken idea of us out there in the West. They regard our siiver ideas as selfish ones, but I assure you they are not. It costs about $12 a ton to mine and treat silver, whereas it costs only $2 50 to do the same for gold. Let us pass the free coin age of silver measure and business will revive all over the country, idle labor will be employed and bard times will be a thing of the past. This does not apply only ti Utah, Colorado, California and other Pacific Coast States, but to every State in the Union." Continued on Third Page. WEDDED AT HEALDSBURG George H. Warfield and Miss Harriet Seawell Become Life Partners. Brilliant Ceremony in Parlors Deco rated With Pink and White Blossoms. HEALDSBURG, Cal.,; June 9. — The words which. united in marriage George H. Warfield, cashier of the Farmers' and Me chanics' Bank |of \ Healdsburg, and Miss Harriet Seawell, one of Sonoma's fairest and most popular daughters, were pro nounced at high noon to-day. The cere mony was solemnized at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Seawell, on North street. The pretty home had been beautifully decorated with pin and white flowers — St. Joseph lilies, magn olia and sweet-pea blossoms inter mingled with smilax and dainty ferns. The decorations of the parlors in which the ceremony was performed were entirely of St. Joseph lilies and magnolia blos soms, whose purity was shown to decided advantage when blending with sprays of sm ilax and rare -ferns. The marriage ritual was read by Rev. John T. Shurtleff of Santa Rosa in ah im pressive manner. Miss Dorothy Tungate, a niece of Judge Murphy of San Francisco, was the maid of honor, while Emerson Warfield. the eroom's brother, was best man, and Walter Seawell, the bride's brother, groomsman. The bride, a beautiful blonde, wa3 ar rayed in an elegant bridal robe of white brocade silk. Her luxuriant golden hair was dressed in exquisite taste and carried her favorite flower, a magnolia blossom. The ma id of honor. Miss Tungate, was cos tumed in a pretty gown of white. After the ceremony a wedding bre akfast was served. Shortly afterward the bride slipped away and donned her traveling suit— a pretty effect in navy blue—prepar atory to her departure with her husband on the afternoon train. Mr. and Mrs. Warfield will spend a month or more at Del Monte and Santa Cruz, and on their return will reside in HeaMsburj:. The groom is a son of Colonel A. H. Warfield, proprietor of the California Hotel, San Francisco, and one of the mo^S energetic and prominent members of business and social circles here. His bride, formerly a pupil at Mnie. Ziska's institute, is a general favorite in society circles and a charming and accomplished young lady. THREE MURDERERS DIE Men Who Took Life in Order, to Secure Booty Pay the Death Penalty. Completion of the Executions Indi cated by Hoisting Black Flags at Newgate. LONDON, Eng., June 9.— William Sea man, Henry Fowler and Albert Millsom, who were convicted of murder at the May sittings of the Central Criminal Court, London, were hanged together at New gate Prison at 9 o'clock this morning. The executions were private, their com pletion being indicated by the hoisting of a black flag outside the prison. Large crowds gathered in the streets and the low-class saloons in the vicinity of the prison were busy, but orderly. There was s-ome cheering in the crowd when the black flng was hoisted. William Seaman battered to death an old Jew, John Levy, aged 75, in his own house in Whitechapel at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Saturday, April 4, and after ward murdered his housekeeper, a woman named Gale, by cutting her throat. Levy, who was a retired leather-dealer, kept his money in gold in his house, and Seaman, when he entered the house, thought its in mates would be at the Synagogue. He was seen climbing on tbe roof and a huge cry was raised. He jumped from a wall in trying to escape and injured himself. Henry Fowler and Albert Millsom broke into Muswell Lodge, in the northwestern district of London, on the night of Feb ruary 1, and murdered itß owner, Henry Smith, a retired engineer, aged 75, who led the life of a recluse, performing even his own domestic duties. They got away with £600 in sovereigns, and were not capturea until after a police chase of two months. Fowler, a powerful, ferocious ruffian, made a desperate struggle for free dom and had to be strapped to a stretcher to be taken to the stand. At the end of the trial he made a murderous attack on his companion, Millsom, who made a con fession admitting the burglary and blam ing Fowler for the murder. Fowler lifted Millsom off his feet by the hair and dashed him to the floor and almost smashed the dock to pieces before he was overpowered and dragged below by eight policemen. Mrs. Annie Dyer, aged 58, the Reading baby-farmer, who was convicted of having murdered a number of infants, the bodies of some of whom were found in the river, will be hangod in Newgate to-morrow. GOING DISCOUNT SUDLEY Miss May Gore'M Breach of Promise Case on Trial. LONDON, Eng., June B.— An exceed ingly interesting breach of promise case is now being tried in the High Court of tha Queen's Bench before Lord Chief Justice Ruisell and a jury. The action is that of Miss May Gore, who is suing Viscount Sudley. the heir of the Earl of Arran, for breach of promise of marriage, claiming £15,000 damages. The plaintiff's lawyer in court to-iJay said that the plaintiff was Viscount Sudley's mistress from 1889 until 1892, after which period he paid her £500, she signing a document releasing him from all causes of action. Subsequently Miss Gore lived under the protection of another heir to a peerage, and Viscount Sudley learning of this tried to induce her to return to him, promising to marry her if she would do so. On the stand Vis count Sudley denied that he had ever promised to marry the girl. LOSS OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE. TJie Steamer Abandoned After It Com' menced to Sink. LONDON, Eng., June 9.— A cablegram received here from Jamaica states that the British steamer Golden Fleece from New York for Kingston, before reported ashore n»>ar Morant, jettisoned a portion of her cargo, but the work of lightering was stopped when she was found to be sinking. She had eighteen feet of water in her hold last night. She will be a total loss. None of tbe crew was lost. The Golden Fleece was formerly the steamer Lake Nepigon. She was built in 1895 and was owned by the Argonaut Steamship Company (lim ited) of Scotland. She was 321 feet 1 inch long, 35 feet 2 inches beam and 25 feet 9 inches deep. Lout of a Mission Vessel. ST. JOHNS, N. F.. June 9.— lnformation has been received here of the loss of the French mission vessel St. Pierre. The ship was wrecked at Island Head, near Cape St. Marys. The crew was rescued and safely landed at Placentia. Rev. Father Hamon, the priest on board, had a remarkable escape. BLOWN INTO SMALL SPLINTERS. Eighteen Houses in the Town of Wyeth City, Alabama, Wrecked by a Cyclone. MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 9.— The little town of Wyeth City, in Marshall County, some thirty miles west of Gads den, with a population of about 300 souls, was completely wrecked at 11 o'clock this morning by a cyclone. Eighteen houses were destroyed. The cyclone lasted fully five minutes and then passed in a north easterly direction. Fifteen persons are wounded, six fatally. Mrs. Picketts and a man named Bundby were badly hurt and will die. Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Brown and several children will prob ably die. The path of the cyclone was al most 100 yards wide. Several persons are missing, and it is probable that they will be found dead. Ed Long and an unknown woman were killed by lightning. IN THE HEART OF CHICAGO. Daring Burglars Jtaid a Bakery, Blow Open a Safe and Secure liich Booty. CHICAGO, 111., June 9.— Four men to- | night held up the watchman of a bakery j on Lake street, a few door 3 from Chicago's i principal thoroughfare, State street, and took about $1000 from tbe safe which he was guarding. Shortly after 11 o'clock four men knocked on the door of the j Cafeteria Catering Company, 40 Lake street, and the watchman, thinking they were bakers employed by the company, opened the doors and admitted them. Once inside the men seized and bound the j watchman, and after gagging him, blew j open the safe and took therefrom nearly $1000. The police have no clew and give out no particulars. Inxen'H Cold Wave. BURLINGTON, lowa, June 9.— A cold wave struck here to-day. The mercury has fallen to 50 to-nizht and it is growing colder. A fall of 60 degrees has been shown in thirty-six hours. KERN COUNTY'S STATELY COURTHOUSE, AS REBUILT. [From a photograph by R. S. Hale.] PRICE FIVE CENTS. EGGS CAST AT IDAHO'S CHIEF Governor McConnell the Victim of a Woman's Wrath. ASSAILED ON A STREET. Mrs. Lasher's Fierce Bombard ment With Ancient Fruit of the Hennery. SHE THROWS AND HE DODGES. Poor Markswomanship Loses the Day for the Valiant Attacking Party. SPOKANE, Wash., June 9.— An irate woman bombarded Governor McConnell of Idaho with eggs of ancient lineage, at Burke, Idaho, Saturday night. That the executive is still wearing the raiment ii; which he was then clad is due to the time-honored precedent established by Eve when she threw the first stone in the garden of Eden. Tne Governor was more skillful at dodging than the woman was at i casting eggs toward a given center. Mrs. Welis Lasher, the wife of a striker who figured prominently m the Coeur d'Alene troubles several years ago, haa borne a grudge against the Governor be cause he sent troops into Coeur d'Alene at that time. She lias long boasted she would I get even. Governor McConnell and suite j were in Burke on political business on j Saturday, and Mrs, Lusher went forth to j do him battle. Armed with fruit of the hennery that should have been plucked, lo! many years ago, she sallied forth. Meeting Gov ernor McConnell and several friends on a main street, she began the bombardment. The Governor, simultaneously, began to dodge. When ;-he found that she was not a good marksman, and the first lot of am munition had failed to bring down the de sired game, Mrs. Lasher went back to her cabin after more; but the Governor con cluded that he had urgent business in Wallace and left town before she returned. When asked to-night if he had anything to say about the matter Governor McCon nell refused to talk. He is much chagrined to find that the episode has become public property. KERN'S FINE COURTHOUSE County Supervisors Will Accept the Completed Structure To-Day. A Stately Building in Which Public Servants Will Make Their Home. BAKERSFIELD, Cal., June 9.— The Kern County Supervisors to-day examined the completed county courthouse, and the magnificent structure will be accepted to morrow. Although the courthouse is called a new building it is not realiy so, the present structure being an addition to the old one, which had long since proved inadequate to the needs of this county. Yet 30 deftly has the old building been combined with the new that from almost every stand point tne appearance is that of an en tirely new structure. The old courthouse, which did duty for two decades, was completed in 1876. It wag commenced in 1874, the California Bridge Company of San Francisco being the builders, and it cost $29,999. Two years ago a bond election was held in this county, among other projects involved be ing the repairing and rebuilding of the courthouse — something which had become jan imperative necessity. The bonds were carried by a large majority. Bids were ad vertised for and D. Kilpatrick was the lucky one, his offer being $53,683. Owing to delay in delivering the material work has been greatly hindered, but the county i has got a fine building for a very moderate I price. This does not include the furnish ing and carpeting, which will cost about $10,000 additional. The curved wing on the rient is to be used as the ball of records. The old court house grounds were covered wilh a dense growth of trees, but these have all been removed, and the new building stands in the center of a great lawn, which will be embellished with flower-beds. Just to the rear is the new iail and Sheriff's office, which has been in use a little over a year.