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Otherwise They Will Take
Affairs in Their Own
flf Necessary the Two-Thirds
Vote Proposition Will Be
Pushed Aside.
Governor Altgeld the Boss at Chicago,
and He Now Favors
"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.
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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.
People in the Neighborhood Are
Fleeing for Their
Troops Fighting the Flames, With
Only Seven Men Killed at Last
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
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.
Affidavit of an Aged Minister,
Who Performed the Mar
riage Ceremony.
An Examination Conducted Privately,
All Present Being Pledged to
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
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
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
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.
A Daring Mariner Will Endeavor to Voyage
Around the World in a
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
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.
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.
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.
Are Not Pleased With the
Probable Action at
Butler Sounds a Warning Note
Against the Schemes of
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
It would lose its identity in all futun

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