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VOLUME LXXX.-XO. 93.
VOTERS SEE THE LIGHT Republican Spirit Aflame in San Bernardino County. THRONGS ADDRESSED BY S. M. SHORTRIDGE. He Appeals to Californians *"to Stand for National Honor. FREEMEN SHOULD STUDY THE CURRENT ISSUES. Party Lines Must Go Down for the General Good — Converts Made by His Speech. BAN BERNARDINO. Cal., Aug 31.— This has been a irreat day for the Republi cans of this county. Tbe formal opening of the campaign at the pavilion to-nieht by Hon. Samuel M. Shortridare marked a revival oi the oid-fasnioued spirit that moved men in the days when their liber ties ai.d homes were assailed by the hordes of Democracy in the past. People of all grades of political beliei? poured into town from workshop and lield and filled the pa viiion. It was a representative, thought iul audience, composed of earnest people — people who came to listen, to reason to getner and to applaud. When Mr. tshort rid^e announced that he came to address the people as Californians, regardless of their past party affiliations, he struck a Keynote that met with hearty applause, i! stated that it was a time for earnest thought and patient investigation, and bela it to be the duty of every man to act at the polls in such a mariner as to pre serve his country's honor and promote the general welfare of the people. It is the opinion oi" conservative Repub lican- that the meeting will result in great Republican gains. Editor R. C. Haruison cf the Sun said: "We have needed just such an awakening. The reaction for Mc- Kinley has set in in earnest, and this meeting cements Republicans and brings new strength. " Judge F. W. Gregg said: "I now fee. sure that McKinley will sweep tho coun try. Ihe sound doctrines so eloquently propounded by Mr. Shortridge will do much to bring every true patriot into line." Chairman Fleming of the County Cen tral Committee is hopeful over the out look. "With a few such rousing m?et ings," he said, "the people will see where truth and justice lie, and there will be little danger of Democratic success." J. A. Whitmoresiaiu : "Seidom has there been such enthusiasm here. We need just such service as Mr. Shortridee is doing for the party. I think the outlook for Re publican success is growing brighter every day." J. C. Lynch is another hopelul Repub lican of prominence. He said: "When ;be masses hear the charming doctrines of Pte vmblicanism proclaimed thus in a bold and eloquent way they will not wander from the fold. This meeting marks a re newal of the old faith— thia country is safe." in spite of the unusual heat the pavilion was crowde& at an eariy hour. The fol lowing vice-presidents occupied the plat form: T. H. Goff, Arnold Atwood, \V. S. Hooper, W. C. Fuller, Dr. J. M. Hurley, C. B. Hamilton, C. W. Allen, J. L. Bat tery, J. C. Lynch, J. A. \Vhitmore, Dr. G. L. Hutchinson, Colonel Adolph Wood, James Fleming, L. I. Coy, Colonei \V. L. Vestal, Richard Brewart, Beiijamin Pearson, J. N. V.ctor, Charles Lundholm. C. W. Mettler, P. W. R chardson, Harry Hillyer, C. P. Barrows, John Brown Jr., D. T. Hayes, C. N. Damron, O. P. Sloat, C. J. Daley. W. H. Rohrer, Judge C. C. Bennett, B, W. Mosher, W. H. Jone«, J. W. McCracken, W. F. Grow, Dan Rathbun, W. A. Vale| C. P. Gifford, M. V. bweesey, Jud.<:e F. W* Gregg, O. Newburg and S. F. Zoiubro. There was enthusiasm in town long be fore the arrival of Mr. Shortridge. The following gentlemen were tha committee that escorted him from Colton to San Ber nardino: Hon. J. C. Lynch, candidate for Lieutenant-Governor; W. S. Hooper, C. W. Allen, J. A. Whiimore and Coionel L. F. Eggers. They escorted the distin guished visitor to the Stewart, where luncheon awaited the party, and the after noon was spent by the committee in ar ranging for the great meeting. Long before 8 o'clock, in spite of the oppressive heat of the evening, the great pavilion was crowded with thousands of representative citizens, who listened with patience and applauded with vigor as the orator scored point after point against the Democrats. C. C. Haskell, chairman of the County Central Committee, called the meeting to order and intioduced Colonel L. P. Eggers as chairman. The Riverside Quartet sang "The Free-trade Mill," whereupon Mr. Shortridge was escorted to the platform amid great applause. Colonel Eggers njade a happy speech, introducing Mr. Shortridge as one Known throughout the West "as a student, lawyer and orator fit to propound the great issues of the day." Colonel Eggers made a graceful speech on the issues of the campaign saying: "The present is an auspicious period in American history. Within ten years there have not been such vital issues before the people as now. Four years ago the Democrats made rosy promises and stated their purposes. They have had control of the Government and, as u«ual. they have completely failed. [Great laughter and applause.] The result is complete bankruptcy and destitution on every nand." Following this neat speech, Mr. Short ridge was presented, the audience ap plauding for some minutes. He was in good voice and the multitude was ripe to he *r him preach the gospel of protection The San Francisco Call and prosperity. He held their attention with frequent interruptions of applause, for more than an hour and a half, begin ning as follows: Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen of San Bernardino, fellow-citizens— all of you Callfop nians I know, Americans I know, and menaud women devoted to your city, your county, your State and your country. It is to me a matter of pride and a matter of genuine pleas ure to look into the faces of so many intelli gi-nt. thoughtful, earnest men and women. 1 beg you to believe t,hat I am here for the same purpose as you; that I come here for the same object; that I am not here for any personal display, not to achieve any temporary tnumj.h, or to beg from you any temporary applause; but I am here, as you are, to con sider wnerein lies your duty to this great campaign, wherein lies tne duty of the Ameri can man, and wherein lies the duty of the genuine American woman, wlierein lies the duty ot the Californian who loves his State, of a citizen who is interested in the welfare of his country; and believe men when I say to yon that, without prejudice, without affecta tion, without animosity toward any man, I affirm as a result of some reflection that the welfare of California and the welfare of our beloved country as a Nation depends upon the triumph of William McKinley. [Applause.] If there be men here who differ from me; if there be men here who were taught in other schools of politics, who worship, maybe, at other shrines, who were taught to revere the name of Jackson or Jefferson and the long line of distinguished Democratic statesmen; if there be men here who have heretofore affili ated with other parties, marched under other banners, listened to other arguments and be lieved in them, I beg you to give me credit for the same sincerity which 1 will willingly ac cord to you. I give you credit for loving your country, and I should think that if there is a man in this audience who would not lay down ho lite for that dear beloved banner of the American stars he would be unworthy of the name of an American citizen. [Applause. J And I know there is no such man here. I know that though men differ upon political quej-tions, though they may get heatet in de bate, though they may differ radically upon questions of the hour, yet an audience such as this, men such as are here in your county, are, after all and above till, devoted to the con stitution and liberty and to ihe flag. And, therefore, I know that I may speak to you freely, sincerely, frankly, in the hope that you may come to believe, as I believe, that the welfare of our country, the restoration of busi ness, the revival of industries, lie in the tri umph of the Republican party in this cam paign. [Applause.] The welfare of our country and the restora tion of business prosperity and confidence lie In the restoration of the Republican party to power. [Ar.plause.] The great trouble is not that the people lack patriotism; not that they have drifted away from the true principles of government, but that they have listened to false prophets and bad logic. We must brine back to power the party that has the brains, statesmanship and business sagacity to con duct the National Government successfully. [Prolongt-d applause.] Would you trust a captain who loses every vessel ? Would you believe in a man who has failed in everything ? Yet the Democrats ask you to do this-— ask you to trust them when they have failed in all their pledges. A few years ago the air wus full of Democratic 1 prom ises — promises free as the air. Their doctrines of free trade were Fet forth as panaceas for all our ills. ]Laughter.] But let me say this in all earnestness: If there is a Democrat in this audience who is proud of the administration of his party for the past four years I :~houM like to have his phot.graph takes: and enlarged to exhibit to the people of this State. [Great applause.] Yet, my friends, it is foolish people that for get the past, even if the past dies Soon. Each day dies, each flower fades, yet the experience of the dead days ought to live as a beacon light for the future. But a few months ago no one was so rash as to suppose that the Democrats had one chance in forty, much less one in sixteen. [Laugh ter.] Why? Because the party had cast gloom everywhere and the people had refused to fot low more the politicaldoctor who had brought all his patients to the cemetery. [Gr at ap plause.] Then why does anybody follow the Democratic party now? I ask you to apply the same business sense to politics that you do in the ordinary affairs of life. Here you find a party whose promises have ali been ropes of sand, and If you use your brains, if patriots everywhere will only think, we will b? saved, and, thank God, we will have seen the end of Democracy in this country. This sentiment met with prolonged ap plause, after which the speaker hastened to the tariff question, saying: The Sate of California has lost more on the Wilson bill than it would have lost by a blight or by a total failure of crops. Yet while this State has lost many millions the New England States are in sackcloth and ashes, villages throughout the land are deserted ana the whole country is psostrated by one brief but disastrous reign of Democracy. [Applause.] Fellow-citizens, if you want prosperity, if you want the factories to start, the products <">[ the farm protected and a general revival of business vote for McKiniey, who stands for the American system. [Great applause.] The speaker next devoted himself to the attempt of the Democrats to stir up sec tional strife. Said he: It;is wrong in this campaign to create tne Impression that there are classes in this coun try. What's in broadcloth or in rags? We are all Americans, and all are equal beiore the lav. There is do East, no West, no North, no South. It is all one country, one constitution, one flag, one destiny. [Great applause.] Coming to the silver question, the speaker said many things which met with great applause. While he persistently denied that silver was the overshadowing issue, he admitted that it was an impor tant question in the campaign. T c Democrats never discovered it until the eleventh hour. But the Republican party has been pre-eml nentiy the friend oi silver. It nasdone for the cau>.e of silver more by far\han the Democrats accomplished from Jefferson to Cleveland. L'p to 18-11 the whole amount of silver coined in this country was about eight millions of dollars, but the amount from that time on runs bu . oiid $450,000,000. In 1801 there were in circulation but 13 cents per capita, while to day $8 circulate for every person. [Applause.] The Repub.ican party is for honest, genuine bimetallism. That great party is for conserva tive money; it favors gold and silver, the ono uqual to the other. We want a dollar worth 100 cents, so that if you take the wings of morning and fly to the wave-washed isles of the distant sea, wnn auy piece of money bearing the American stamp, it will dc* worth Ks fnce In sold. [Tremedous applause.] Why is it that the American silver dollar is worth 100 cents? Why are ali forms of our circulating medium kept at par, even the little nickel? Because the Republican party has enacted and preserved the true system oi money, so that all grades of money are redeem able in coin, in gold. But the Government cannot keep these forms of money at par if the mints of the United States are thrown open to the silver oi the world. If we stay wh^re we are and follow busi ness lines we are safe, but if we follow false prophets we will go to' the wa'.l. Now I want you to bear in mind that the Republican party has made a promise to do all in its power for international bimetallism*! but that party is not rash enough to oppose the en'ire commercial world on a scheme that would bankrupt the treasury of the entire Nation. I tell you, fellow-citizens, tins great Nation mu-i be sustained in its honor and intcgrit.-. There are gome things more to be desired than gold and silver. We must uphold National honor aud bound niouey, must preserve the SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1896. constitution and the fiac, emblems of our lib erty. Mr. Shortridge discussed the tariff at considerable leng'h, showing that free tra'ie had ever brought ruin, and provine the truth of McKinley's proposition that open mills are more to be desired than oppn mints. At the conclusion of the speech there was great applause. Republicans feel that the campaign has Degun in earnest and that McKiuley and protection will win. JAPAN MAY LOSE FORMOSA. European Powers Casting Longing Eyes Toward the Island That Cannot Be Fully Subdued. SEATTLE," Wash., Aug. 31.— Th* steam ship Miike Maru arrived in port this after noon trom Yokohama, Japan, with the following advices: Formosa contiuues in a state of rebellion acainst Japanese rule. Japanese forces are kept constantly on the alert in an endeavor t.o subdue the rebels. Discussing this state of affairs the Japan Daily Mail urges the immediate suppres sion of upri-ings and says: "There are certain foreign countries that have long turned longing eyes upon Formosa, and are most anxious to gain possession of it. If in view of these repeated disturbances and failures to administer the island the world decides that Japan is not competent to hold it, what a bitter disgrace it will be to her." Continuing, the paper says the only way in which the Government can raise funds for the suppression of disorder and to bring about peace is "to take a really bold step, racing a loan, domestic and foreign, on security of the island. If Formosa be placed in pledge there would be no diffi culty in obtaining 100,000,000 yen, for for eigners would be delighted to go into such an investment." Early in August many papers discussed the probable resignation of the Ito Minis try. The Kokumin said: "The Ito Cabi net is clever in pleasing foreigners, but unskilled in using them to its own pur poses. Hence it meets with many contre temps in its foreign policy. The methods pursued by the Ito Cabinet suggest that to show friendship toward the representa tives of great powers is deemed sufficient, but we see no evidence of any attempt to make use of the services of foreigners so that Japan's interests may be boldly pushed." Great damage is being done by floods to the rice crop and property in Niigata. The rice harvest has b«en reduced less than half, and the Prefect of Niigata has ordered that no rice be exported "until the misery of poor sufferers has been alle viated to a reasonable extent." The western part of Toyama has been flooded and over 6000 houses inundated. T>*tit>eiler at Portland. PORTLAND. Ob., Aug. 31.— Grand Ex alted Ruler Meaue D. Detweiler of the Elks arrived this morning from California. He was taken in charge by a committee from Portland Lodge No. 142 and driven about the city during the afternoon. In the evening he was tendered a reception at the iodgerooms. He will leave for Pu.set Sound and the East to-morrow morning. Receiver liurlrigh Step* Out. SEATTLE, Wash., Auir. 31.— At mid night Andrew F. Burleighol the Northern Pacific road turned over all property in his receivership district to the reorgan ized Northern Pacific Railway Company. He had been in charge as receiver for eleven months. The entire road is now under a uew management and ownership THE VISION AT INDIANAPOLIS. "jtfngets and ministers of yrace, defend vs — &o thou a spirit of hoaith cr goblin damned. " HOVEL EXHIBITS . AT SACRAMENTO To- Day the Forty-Third State Fair Will Open. BIG CROWDS EXPECTED The Pavilion Houses a Rich Array of California Products. LIVESTOCK HERDS ARRIVING. Horticu tural and Viticultural Depart ments Well Fill' d— Senator Teller to Speak. SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Aug. 31.—To morrow is the opening aay of the forty third annual fair of the State Agricultural Society. To-morrow the big show at one of the handsomest and most spacious pa vilions and at one of the fastest tracks that was ever pressed by a horseshoe will open. The crowd is coming, and the hotels are prepared for the crowd. That a large representation is expected from some of the truly rural districts oi the State is indicated by the enterprising landlord, who is also in business as a lifetfcaver, brand new signs reading thus hanging from some of the chandeliers: "Please do not blow out the gas. It will kill you." Out at the beautiful pavilion everything is hurry and bustle. A great force of painters, decorators, carpenters, exhibit ors and expressmen were rushing to and fro to-day, bringing exhibits out of boxes and order out of chaes. The roofs of the pavilion are one vast spectacle of glowing, moving colors. Flags and penants and graceful festoons hang from the ralters. It at once brings to the memory visions of the Midwinter Fair. The exhibits were not all in this after noon, but the work of arranging them con tinued with an extra force of men last night, and they were hard at work until far into tc-night. In fact it was the inten tion not to stop work at all until the pavilion was presentable for the opening. An idea of the extent of the show may be had from the fact that in an annex to the main pavilion there are 1200 coops for prize ' chickens, and every coop is taken. The chicken show alone will bring procession after procession of spectators. ?£art of the space of Machinery Hall was given^up"to the poultry exhibit. Though all the pictures are not yet hung, it ia said that the art gallery will present a greater variety of pictures and be a finer exhibit artistically than that at any pre ceding fair. Tnis morning .there were great piles of boxes and cases containing rare works ol art on the floor, but they were being rapidly opened and the pictures hung by an energetic corps of workers. It was promised that the art gallery would ready for the sightseers to-morrow The livestock exhibit out at the race track will be on>: of the finest departments of the fair. Herds came in on ever\ freight train to-day. It may take this de partment a day or two to put on its beat appearances. Cassava's band will supply the music for the nineteen days of the fair. There will be no formal opening exercises. The fair will just open, the ticke'.-takeis will take their places, the band will play and spec tators will be made welcome. Next week there is to be a big speech by Senator Henry M. Teller of Colorado and other prominent Eastern politicians. Special pride i> taken in the departments of horticulture and viticulture. Aa these resources are two of the State's great specialties, so are they purticu ! arly exten sive and attractive departments ot the fair. The exhibits altogether exceed those of former years, it is said, and the fair prom ises to be tie most noteworthy helJ by the society. ,s.fw,/j; CITTISG AfFKAT. Aged Men Quarrel While Vrunk and One May IHti. . :-'.:Y '".","• FRESNO, Gal., Au -. 31.— A cutting atfray took place at Sander yesterday. The victim, Frank Hawk, a man about 50 years old, will probably die. John Sipp, wi odid the cutting, lives it "BilT'Bonni rield's place, and is nearly 70 years old. He is a veteran soldier. The quarrel . between Sipp and Hawk occurred at D ivid Quail's place, four miles north of Sanger. and was the result of a drunken quarrel over a bottle of whisky. Sipp seized a pocket-knife and made a slash at Hawk, laying open the abdomen with a gash over three inches in length. Sipp gave himself up to Deputy Constable J. W. Perry at Sanger, who brought his prisoner to the Fresno jail. Sipp refuses to make a statement. MURDERED IN DEL NORTE Charles Perry's Body Found by Sheriff Ferguson Near Crescent City. Placer Miners Are Holding Captive a Man Supposed to Be His Slayer. GRANTS PASS, Or., Aug. 31.—Infor mation was received cere to-day from Sheriff Fred Ferguson of Del Norte County, Cal., that the body of Charles Perry had been found in a well on the old wagon road between Kerbyville, Or., and Crescent City, Cal. Perry had been employed at the Brown Copper Company's smelter at Waldo, and when the piaut was closed last spring for improvements he was induced by a man named Nealson to go with him to a sup posedly rich placer claim about twenty miles from Waldo, in the direction of the coast. Perry, before starting on the trip, asKed the advice of W. H. Wood, who had charge of the smelter, and Wood advised him not to go, as there were no placer claims in California or Oregon that wouid jcive 50 cents to the pan, as had been rep resented by Nealson, and if a man haa a claim half as rich he need never work a /day.- V "And," added ' Wood, . "I am an old timer in Oregon, Charley. Beware of that m!in." ; In spite of Wood's advice and warning Perry left with his man. A few evenings after their departure Nealson, it is claimed. — Jfam'et, ftct /, Scene 4. 9howed up at Payne station and offered Perry's watch for sale to t!>«' storekeeper, who, luckily for justice, '...tight it and afterward itloaman named Smith, who carried it to Hum bold t County, Cal. Wood, not hearing from his old smelter employe, reported lii* suspicions to Sheriff Ferguson of D-l Xorte County, Cal., nnd also to the Sheriff of Josephine Covintv, Or. The Del Norte Sheriff (Ferguson) hearing about tne sale of the watch tol lowea ap the clew and located the watch in Humboldt County. Ferguson then turned hia attention to the finding of Perry's bi dv, for although the miner sus 1> ■< ti d Nealson yet t:;ere was only the evi dence of the watch against him and to arrest him might defeat the ends of jus tice. In the meantime Nealson went to or near Cresrent City to see his wife, from whom he had I een separated. He told her that his father had died in the Wil lamette Yailev and iia<l leit him a small fortune. He bought furniture and other wise fitted up the house, but never sus pected that the eyes of Fred Ferguson were upon him night and day. Time after time the Sheriff searched for Perry's body, and after five months' perseverance tie was rewarded by finding it yesterday in an old well some distance from the Payne sta c station. Whether Nealson has been regularly ar resied or not cannot be definitely ascer tained, but word has reached here that forty p'aeer miners have taken charge of Nealson at Summit, and he is in danger of lynching. FIGHT NEAR CA RUT UERS. Two Men Engage in a Bloody Combat on the Plain*. FRESNO, Cal., Aug. 31.— Zach D. Baker and J. V. Clovd were brought to the County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Timrnins and Deputy Constabl • Henry from Caru thers, fifteen miles south of this city, early thi> morning. The two men had fought a desperate battle on the plains near Caru thers, during which Baker almost cut Cloyd's coat to pieces wih a razor, but the blude failed to penetrate to the flesh. Cloyd used rocks in defense, and cut a severe »;ash in his opponent's scalp. He is much smaller than Baker, and suffered the most punishment. He was horribly bruised about the face and his features were unrecognizaole. Each m:in claims that the other robbed him of $80 wi.ile they were driving along the road. Baker says that he gave Cloyd the beating and used the razor on him to get him to give up the troney he had stolen. Baker had fallen asleep, and claims that Cloyd then took the money from his pocket. Cloyd, on the other hand, says that it was a genuine case of hold-up. He had $30 in his pocket and Baker knew this. Baker demanded it, and upon refusal began beating Cloyd and slashing at him with the razor. Baker finally overpowered him and took the money. The officers do not know which story to believe. MARICOPA ML DISASTER. Iteo Sectionm of a Passenger Train Crash Togrther. PHCENIX, Ariz., Am-. 31.-The train from Maricopa to Phcenix broke in two when about five miles out from Maricopa this morning. The airbrakes stopped the front section, and the rear cars crashed into it, slightly injuring a number of pas sengers and employes. Conductor P. A. Phillips was caught be tween two cars as he jvas attempting to se; the brakes, and the bones of his left lee were badly crushed above the ankle. He was otherwise cut and braised. It is probable he will lose his limb. Governor Franklin was a passenger, returning from California, and was badly shaken up, but •ot seriously iniured. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MOUNT HOOD IN ERUPTION Mountain - Climbers Face Death Near the Summit. IN THE PATH OF AN AVALANCHE. Bow'ders Started Down Toward Them by a Volcanic Disturbance. SEVERAL OF THE PARTY ARE INJURED. Miss Fay Killingsworth Hurled Into a Crevasse and Buried Beneath Rocks and Earth. PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 31.— 1t was only through mere chance — a miracle, some might say — that the party of mountain climbers that made the ascent of Mount Hood last Wednesday was not buried be neath an avalanche of rock and ashes. There was an eruption as the party, of which Wiliam Killingsworth and his daughter, Miss Fay, were members, was making the descent of the mountain, and the wonder is not that only a few were in jured, but that the party escaped at all. The party, which consisted of twenty one persons, had reached the summit of Mount Hood in safety at about 3:40 o'clock in the afternoon, and bad started down again, wlien it met with an expe rience that none of its members will care to pass through again. They had come to a crevasse, some four feet deep, which about half of their number had crossed, when they were startled by a rumbling sound resembling the roar of distant thunder or artillery. The next instant the earth trembled, and smoke and steam were set n issuing from a lowering cliff di rectly aoove them. The air seemed to be tilled with flying rocks, and an avalanche of bowlders came tearing down the moun tainside directly toward the point where the helpless little knot of mountaineers were standing. There was no time to think, no way of escape, and no power on earth could stop the downward flight of those leaping bowlders. In an instant almost the aya lanclie was upon them. One of the larg est bow ders must have struck near Miss Fay Kil ingsworth, who was stanuing be tween her sisters Dora ami Nannie, for she was listed into the air, her body being twisted into a circle so that her hands and feet touched, and thrown into a crevasse some ten feet deep, where she was after ward picked up unconscious. The bowl der cleared this crevasse and theu con tinue! its fisrht down the mountainside. The rest of the party escaped more for tunately. The guide who accompanied the party at once went to Miss KilJingsworth's res cue. Upon getting down into the crevasse into which she ha I been thrown he saw only a piece of her dress. By dint of hard work, however, he soon had her body un covered. The young lady's face and hands were brui.-ed and bleeding and ~he was uncon scious. A small Mask of brandy was the only restorative at hand, and this was applied in all haste, with the desired result. Miss Kiliingsworth had to be carried down the mountain, and then Dr. Raffely was summoned by telephone from Portland, as it was feared that she was seriously and perhaps fatally injured. The eruption lasted but a few minutes. After the rocks and a3hes that were tiirown up had fallen and the bowlaers reached their destination at the foot of the mountain all was serene again. Sev eral others in the party wore struck by the rocks, but none of them were seri ously injured. VANCOUVER'S NEW INDUSTRY. Chosen as the Site for a Mammoth Smelter, Lost to Tacoma Because of the Silver Agitation. TACOMA, Wash.. Aug. 31.— Manager W. R. Rust of the Tacoma smelter .has gone to Vancouver, B. C, to meet repre sentatives of British and American capi talists who are to locate there large s«nelt ing works, of which Mr. Rust will be man ager. A four-stack smelter is to be built, hav ing a capacity of 400 tons of ore per day and giving steady employment to 250 men. British Columbia, Alaska and South American ores are to be smelted. London, Montreal and New York capitalists are in terested in the enterprise, at the head of which is C. D. Simpson, a wealthy coal mine operator of Scranton, Pa. Work will commence at once, that the plant may be in operation within six months. Manager Rust isquotea as having stated that the smelter goes to British Columbia Instead of this State, because the British capitalists interested would not invest money in the United States at present owing to the silver agitation. Mr. Rust said before leaving that the American tariff on silver and lead ores also had much to do with it. Four months ago it was intended to quadruple the size of ihe Tacoma smelter at once, but this improvement will now be delayed until the currency question is settled. The Vancouver company will have a capital of $1,000,000, all of which ia re ported to be paid in. Cariboo's Jiieh Hint. VANCOUVER. B. C, Aug. 31.— Word has been received from Cariboo that the last clean-up of sluices and cuts in the Cariboo hydraulic mine amounted to $81,600, after a twenty-live days' run. This is the biggest 'prize of bullion ever cap tured from any mine in the &ame space of tinie-