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VOLUME LXXX.-XO. 31.
SILVER MEN MUST RULE Otherwise They Will Take Affairs in Their Own Hands. SUCH IS THE EDICT OF BIMETALLISTS. flf Necessary the Two-Thirds Vote Proposition Will Be Pushed Aside. GOLD ADVOCATES TO TAKE THE BACK SEATS. Governor Altgeld the Boss at Chicago, and He Now Favors Bland. "The Call's" Headquarters, » The Audi'orium, > Chicago, m. ( June SO. > The first ripple on the political wave was observed here to-day when the Bi metallic I<eagne and the Illinois delega tion held meetings in the Sherman House and took steps for the protection of silver* interests in the convention. Governor Altgeld u»s the principal figure there and hii advice was that Illinois and the silverpeople should take the reins and drive the convention their own way. It was decided not to allow the National Committee to unseat any silver men or fill their placet with friends of gold. Bland is gaining strength in the lead, while the Teller bnom is getting out of wind. If it should be necessary to re acind the rule requiring a two-thirds vote of the convention to nominate a President it will be done. The friends of free coinage have the convention in the hollow of their hands and they can do with it as they wish. Governor Altgeld .if Illinois is the man of the hour. He has now the mar shaling of the bimetallic forces and In tends to be the fl or manager of the whole affair. The gold men will hm sat down upon ,yrj hard. There . ■ ..r-".ii»r hopi. nor ii vat ion for them. JOHN PA VI. COSGBAVE. SILVER CRUSADERS RALLY. From All Sections of the Union the Leaders Are Marching: Upon Chicago. CHICAGO, 111., June 30.— The silver crusaders are marching on Chicago. . The advance guard reached the city early this morning and established headquarters ai the Sherman House, where the scene during the day was one of great activity. It was the annual gathering of the Demo cratic Bimetallic National Committee. There were present silver leaders from ail parts of the country- They came from the North, South, East and West, all sur charged with bimetallic doctrine. Governor Stone headed the Missouri delegation. He is a tall, active Missourian and is championing the cause of Bland for the Presidential nomination. Senator Jones of Arkansas was on the ground early. So was Senator Harris of Tennessee. Governor Stone chatted pleasantly about the political situation. He said the Dem ocrats in his State had yon a great victory for the party in declaring for silver, and he thought if the National Democracy would adopt a like platform and set Bland upon it they would sweep the country. •'We want a platform," said the Gov ernor, "that will clearly and absolutely declare for free silver coinage of both gold and silver at a ratio of 16 to 1. Such a platform will satisfy the Democrats of Missouri. They ask nothing more, they will accept nothing less. Mr. Bland is tbe most conspicuous candidate for the Presi dential nomination at this time. Ido not sar that we will succeed in nominating .-, but we will do all we can to accom plish that end." Senatoi Dubois of Idaho arrived here last night to freshen up the Teller bomb, which seems to have petered out, though Lee Mantle of Montana has been in town for the last week looking after the candi dacy of the Colorado statesman, whose in tention is to place the name of Teller be fore the convention if a delegate can be found who will Dominate him. Teller, however, was not mentioned at the meet ing of the Bimetallic Le agne to-day. That 1p an indication that he :8: 8 not looked upon with much favor by tbe Democracy# On the other hand, the merits of Bland and Boies were generally dossed They are v the leaders in the race at this time A brief session of the bin. etallic commit . tee was held during the morni d , (L was decided to take a firm Btand on th<s question of temporary orgtnization The sentiment of tbe committee Was for ha mony, but if Chairman Harrity should appoint as temporary presiding officer of Pf the convention a delegate unfriendly to ."the gilver interest the members of the league, the great majority of whom are fc delegates to the convention, will unhesi ftatingly spring a silver man for the posi ftion. A committee consisting of Senator ? Jones, Governor Stone, Senator Turpie, I Governor Altgeld and Senator Daniels was appointed to confer with the Execu tive National Committee relative to the chairmanship. It will be readily seen that this commit tee,-As composed of men of on" purpose, arid that is to direct the thought and ac- Jwon of the convention. They are de jttermined that the platform shall contain la declaration for the unlimited coinage of fcilvf r at a ratio of 16 to 1. f Senator Hill ol New York would be ac ceptable to many of the silver men as temporary chairman of the convention. Kle is probably the only goid man whom j The San Francisco Call UNCLE SAM-" IT'S NO USE, GENTLEMEN. SHE WON'T LIVE TO TAKE EITHER?^ tbe white metal adherents would accept. Even Governor Altgeld said to-day that while be did not want to discuss person alities, Hill would in a measure be accept able. "If the National Committee attempts to force on the convention a Democrat who is antagonistic to silver," said Governor Altgeld in disenssing the situation with me to-day, "the delegates will simply take tbe matter in their own hands. It is tbe privilege of the National Committee to recommend a temporary chairman. It is not its duty to force any particular man upon us. While the silver men will nave control of the convention, we would be willing to accept a man for chairman who has not taken an active interest in check ing this wave of popular sentiment that is now sweeping over the country. But we hope that the National Committee will appreciate the fact that silver men will have more than a two-thirds majority and therefore should have a voice in the selec tion of a chairman. "As regards the two-third rale," contin ued Governor Altgeld, "we propose to have it expunged from the rules of the convention. It worked its way into the regulations of the party through the efforts of schemers and plotter?, and is absolutely foreign to Democratic discipline and doc trine. Why, in the convention of 1860 it was the cause of all the trouble. Douglas had a majority of the votes, but he failed to get two-thirds of the majority and there was a split in the convention, and history tells the story of a party almost ruined. Now the Illinois delegation proposes to fight the two-third rule from this hour. That action was decided upon at a meet ing to-day. We want the wishes of the people free from all hamperings, so that wnen the issue goes out before the country [Continued from First Paoe.\ Senator Jones of Arkansas, One of the Noticeable Members of the Bimetallic League. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1896. WHO THREW THAT BRICK? A Conundrum That Caused a Hot Fight Between Strikers and Policemen. Fifty Union Men Bad y Clubbed and Sent to the Hospita at Cleve land, O:iio. CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 30.— The big gest row which has yet occurred at the Brown Hoisting Works took place this afternoon, when the men quit work. The non-strikers, who are also non-unionists, marched out as under police protection to the streetcars. When the cars came along they refused to stop, although commanded to do so by the police, the motormen being presumably in collusion witn the strikers. Meantime a mob o'. at least 5000 men were surging all around the band of police who were guarding the workmen. When it became evident that the streetcars would not stop it was determined to march to the Fourth Precinct for safety. A start was made in that direction, the mob grow ing more noisy and violent every moment. Finally the police could stand it no longer. Drawing their clubs, they charged, scattering the strikers right and left and knocking them down by the dozen. Twenty men were seriously injured and taken to the hospitals, while many others received scalp wounds and bruises. Fully fifty people were injured by the police. All the ambulances and all the available police force of the city were called to the scene. The immediate cause of the charge was a brick thrown by a striker, which bit Officer Siddeil on the head. The police made a second charge, chasing tiie strikers across lots and hitting everybody in signt, and the tight was over for the day, but threats oi vengeance are made, and the police are preparing for a big fight to morrow. INFORMATED POLES. Raid the Beres tttoni Quarries and Defy the Authorities. CLEVELAND. Ohio, June 30.— The em ployes of the Cleveland Stone Company, who have been on strike at Beres since June 11, made a raid on the quarries there this afternoon and drove out some twenty men who were at work. The men took refuge in a blacksmith shop and were res cued with difficulty from the mob of 300 infuriated Poles. Mayor Cnristian tried to persuade the strikers to disperse, and failing, sent to thiß city for Sheriff Leek, who, with fifty deputies, hurried to the scene. President Wortbington asserts to-night that the men will return to work to-mor row despite the strikers, and the strikers say they shall not. A meeting was held in the Polish schoolhouse, to which none but strikers were admitted, and so critical has the situation become to-night, with officers and strikers patrolling the streets of Beres, that the Mayor will probably ask for troops if there is further trouble in the morning. GERMAN ARSENAL ON FIRE People in the Neighborhood Are Fleeing for Their Lives. Troops Fighting the Flames, With Only Seven Men Killed at Last Accounts. BERLIN, Germany, June 30.— An arse nal near Fort Mosel, one of the forts in the vicinity of Metz, the capital of Lorraine, was discovered to be on fire to-night. The discovery caused consternation among the people in tbe neighborhood for the reason that there is an immense amount of ex plosives in the arsenal. The garrison troops were hurriedly turned out to fight the flames and prevent, if possible, an ex plosion, which, should it occur, would be disastrous. While the soldiers were at work there was an explosion of a compara tively small quantity of ammunition, which killed seven men and injured a numoer of others. This caused much ex citement, but the troops bravely resumed their work. Large quantities of gunpow der and shells were hastily removed to places of safety, but there yet remains enough to blow the arsenal to atoms, should the fire reach it. Shortly before midnight the fire was still burning, but was thought to be under control. Steamer Sunk by a Collision. LONDON, Enq., June 30 .—The British steamer Santaronse, from Penartn June 2 for Para, was sunk by a colli ion witn the British bark Dundonald, from Ban Fran cisco March 10 for Hull. The Dundonald proceeded in a leaky and otherwise dan gerous condition with the crew of the Suntarenseon board. The passengers of the Santarense were landed at Para by the Norwegian bark Hiawatha. JAY GOULD'S FIRST WIFE Affidavit of an Aged Minister, Who Performed the Mar riage Ceremony. An Examination Conducted Privately, All Present Being Pledged to Secrecy. TUNKHANNOCK, Pa., June 30.— 1n pursuance of a commission issued on June 19, by the Supreme Court of the city of New York, Judge Mills, Beach M. Smith and Joe Kelly, acting as official stenogra pher?, and F. F. Drake and H. Harding, as Commissioners, at the home of the Rev. Nathan Leigbton, at this place, took Mr. Leiph ton's testimony and that of his blind daughter as to the alleged marriage of Sarah Ann Angell to Jay Gould. George S. Coleman of New York and Walter E. Ward of Albany represented the interests of Mrs. Anpell and ex-Judge John F. Dillon of New York City repre sented Helen Gould and Edwin Gould. Elihu Root of New York was joined also with the Gould interests. The matter to be determined was whether or not Mr. Leighton, who was a Presbyterian minister, located at the little village of Champlain, N. V., in April, 1853, united in marriage the plaintiff, now Mrs. Ssrah Ann Angell, and Jay Gould, then a struggling young engineer. Early in the year an aunt of Buffalo Bill came on here in the interest of Mrs. Angell and interviewed the old minister, now 85 years old and retired, and as a re sult of that Interview an affidavit was drafted and he accompanied Mrs. Cody to a local Justice of the Peace and make oath to it. In that affidavit the man was described as Jason Gould. The examination was conducted privately, all present being pledged to secrecy. CONFEDERATE REUNION. Twenty Thousand Veterans and Their Families Meet at Richmond to Unveil the Davis Monument. RICHM-OND, Va., June 30. — Nearly 20,000 veterans who followed the fortunes of Lee, Lougstreet and Jackson have gath ered here, many of them accompanied by their wives and families, to attend the sixth annual reunion and the unveiling of the Jefferson Davis monument. The exercises will continue for three days. There are in the organization known as the United Confederate Veterans nearly 1000 organized camps, many of which have come to the reunion in a body, and, in addition, more than twenty camps of the Sons of Veterans are here, a large pro portion of tbe members of the Uaited Daughters of the Confederacy, represent ing each of the Southern States, and thou sands of prominent citizens from all over the South and Southwest. Almost $30,000 has been expended in the lavish prepara tions for entertainment, and the guests will enjoy the fullness of Virginia hospi tality. General Stephen D. Lee of Mississippi will deliver the oration of the occasion. Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Miss Winnie Davis will entertain the veterans in the old Davis house. One of the greatest attraction? of the gathering is a table^ur of beautiful Southern girJs. who attend as sponsors, one for each of the Southern States. Striking features of the reunion will be a mammoth chorus of 1000 trained voices, and the gathering of Mosby's famous rangers. A meeting of the board of directors of the Davis Monument Association and the Davis monument committee from the United Confederate Veterans was held last night to award prizes for the monu ment design. Percy Griffin of New York was awarded first prize, Edgerton 8. Rogers and W. C. Newlands of Richmond, sec <n<\ and third. It is understood that at a later meeting Griffin's design will be adopted for the monument. This design is Elaborate and expressive of the Southern people, ana it estimated will cost $200,000. TEMPTING FATE. A Daring Mariner Will Endeavor to Voyage Around the World in a Cockleshell. NEW YORK, N. V., June 30.-Captain Adolf Frietzel, well known as one of the most daring seamen on this side of the Atlantic, is going to make an all-around the-world voyage in a cockleshell. The captain has already made one trip across the Atlantic in his open sailboat, tbe Nina. The new craft will be built of cypress, oak and red cedar, and will be 28 feet long with a 10-foot beam. All the material will be of the best quality that money can buy, and the tiny craft will also be furnished with a double set of rails, and a complete outfit of books, charts and other nautical apparatus will be taken along. The start will be made on July 4, and the captain in tends going via the Illinois canal down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, thence across the Mexican Sea to Aspin wall, by rail across the Isthmus of Pan ama, tiience north along the Pacific coast to San Francisco, thence westward to Honolulu and the Samoan Islands to New Zealand, to the principal ports of Austra lia, thence to Japan, to China, to the Philippine Islands, to Singapore and East India ports, thence through the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, the Suez canal and the Mediterranean 1o the European ports, and thence across the Atlantic to New York and home to Brooklyn. AN ASTOUNDING STATEMENT. Over Fifty Thousand Armenians Slain by the Turks. CHICAGO, 111., June 30.— The secretary of the Armenian Relief Society in this city has just received a letter from S. M. Moore, chairman of the society, who is now in Turkey. Moore makes the as touudiiig statement ihat since the troubles began over 50,000 Armenians have been slain by the Turks. Atrocities of the most awful kind are described. The present situation in the devastated region, tbe area of which is about the same as that of New England, is said by Moore to be far from hopeful. ANOTHER MINE DISASTER. Coal - Diggers Disobey Orders and an Explosion Results. FAYETTE CITY, Pa., June 30.— Last night Michael Barbaras and Louie De resti, together with three or four other coal-diggers whose names are not yet known, contrary to orders entered the Washington mine, belonging to Biggs & Flinn, to take out their tools. A terrific explosion of mine gas occurred and Ba rabaras and Deresti were instantly killed. The fate of their companions is not known, but they are also believed to be dead. The explosion caused considerable damage to the mine. Owing to the presence of gas the interior cannot now be explored. PRICE FIVE CENTS, POPULISTS ARE ALERT, Are Not Pleased With the Probable Action at Chicago. MAY ACT INDEPENDENT OF DEMOCRATS. Butler Sounds a Warning Note Against the Schemes of Whitney. WILL NOT BE THROWN DOWN IN THE STRUGGLE. Leaders of the People's Party Prefer to Name Their Own Candidate for President WASHINGTON, D. C, June 30.— The improbability that Teller will be nomi nated at Chicago and that a thorough Democrat will be selected, leaves Populist leaders to carry out their threats to nomi nate a man of their own at St. Louis. The attitude of most ol the Populists is strongly suggestive that what Democrats do will cot De pleasing to the Populists and that they will travel the rocky road of politics alone. Senator Butler of North Carolina is as suming a must independent attitude toward the Chicago convention. In a letter to his paper, the Caucasian, the official Populist organ of North Carolina, be shows his position clearly. The letter has not yet appeared, but an advance copy of it is in the hands of Thb Call corre spondent. After eulogizing Senator Tel ler's course at St. Louis, Senator Butler writes as follows of the political situation and of the bolt at St. Louis: "A number of Democrats are now predicting that Teller and his friends will jro into the Democratic party. Of course this is idle talk, for he will do no sucn thing. What a grievous blunder it would be for Teller and bis friends to leave one old t>arty and go into another one with equally as bad a record, simply because it is making more fair promises at this time. There is but one hope for silver and the people, and that i» for every man who opposes the gold trust and monopolies to rally to gether under the people's banner at St. Louis on July 22. "The announcement that ex-Secretary Whitney would hold up on his European trip, and that he and a uumber of other prominent gold men would go to the Chi cago convention, has been seized upon by silver Democrats for party advantage. These silver Democratic leaders who have so long deceived the people and kept the financial question in the background when they knew i: was the overshadowing ques tion. but who are now trying to hold the honest rank and file of their party in line when they can no longer fool them by de claring for silver, are busily engaged in putting up a man of straw and knocking him down to show their courage and pat riotism. They cry out that Whitney is going to Chicago to get the Democratic party to declare for the gold standard, and that if the people will put faith in them they will show how they will defeat Mr. Whitney and his evil schemes at Chicago. Now, the truth about the matter is, that neitherWhitney nor any of the gold men are going to Chicago for the purpose of get ting a gold plank. The gold wing does not want two candidates for President this year. He is going there for quite another purpose. It is to prevent silver men from uniting this year. "It is true that when Mr. Whitney gets to Chicago he will urge Southern dele gates to agree to a gold plank. When they decline he will urge them to accept a compromise plank. When they decline he will agree to a straight free-coinage plank, on condition that the silver men will agree to a compromise candidate for President, and here is where the deal will be made. Whitney will say to them: 'II you taKe Mr. A as your candidate the East will not furnish any campaign funds, but if you take Mr. B, who also claims to be a silver man, the East will put up the money for your campaign.' "The thing that Mr. Whitney and the gold men fear most is that the Democratic National Convention might indorse Teller for President, and they fear that if this were done the St. Louis convention might also indorse him, and thus the silver force might be united. But, even if Mr. Whit ney fails in everything else, his last card will be to have the gold men apparently indorse or submit to the action of the Democratic convention, in order to discredit it and make the union of the silver forces impossible. Whitney knows that the Democratic party is so odious on account of its falsa promises and treachery to the people that any candidate and any course that bears only the Democratic label is doomed to defeat in the coming campaign. He wants the Democratic party to run a free silver candidate and to be defeated in the com ing campaign, but he wants to hold the party together, to keep Southern Demo crats bound to Northern Democrats, be cause in 1900 it will be necessary for the gold men to control the National Demo cratic Convention, put up a goldbug foi President, and elect him through the ma« chinery and by the help of the Demo* eratic party, including the South. This it Mr. Whitney's scheme, and for this, and for this only, he goes to Chicago. "Those who doubt this will learn to theii sorrow that it is true when it will be too late, and we predict in addition that sil ver Democrats will be caught in his trap, either knowingly or unknowingly." The fear of Populist leaders is that ii their convention should indorse the Demo cratic nominees their party would be for. ever swallowed up in the Democratu party. It would lose its identity in all futun