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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 174.
SILVER IS NOT THE MAIN ISSUE Chairman Hanna Outlines the Future Policy of Republicans. Legislation ot the Administra tion Will Win Friendship of Workingmen. In Addition to This the Work of Education Will Be Continued Dur ing the Next Four Years CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 20.—Chair r man Hanna of the Republican National Committee had a conference here to-day with F. W. Peck of Chicago, in which Mr. Hanna outlined the future policy of the Republican organization and the McKin ley situation. Mr. Hanna also discussed in a confidential manner the last cam paign. This interview, according to Mr. Feck, is as follows: "The Republican party," said Mr. Hanna to Mr. Feck, "will not have such a close call again as it had in the last cam paign. The work of education is to be continued strongly from the present until the next Presidential election. This will be done because the other side will work during the next four year-, and if we do not counteract their efforts they will win next time. The policy of the administra tion will be in exploitation of the ideas that will further advance the strength of the Republican party. •'The one great power for Bryan was the workingrnan. Bryan posed as their friend and succeeded in getting them practically in line, but the tight at the polls was not so much betwecu gold and silver as it was the fight of the worfcingmen against the man they thought was the exponent of trusts and monopolies. They were led to believe that McK.niey was the candidate - of the trusts, and, not to mince matters, was my candidate, and that I was the head center of the Republican party. The Popocrats very adroitly made me the whole thing and called me the oppressor of the laboring man. 0. course I can stand that sort of thing, but with Mc- Kinley it is another thing. The labor leadeis here, who are friendly to me, tell me that if we are to be successful again we must counteract this impression, and that is what we propose to do. We cannot do anything with the fa men. They have left us. but we ran et tbe iabor vote, and wo &hatl begin now to direct it that way from Bryan and his party." "How will Mr. McKinley do this?" "Why, he knows too well that something more than the mere assertion that the Re publican party is the friend of the wort lngman is necessary, and National legis lation will be so handled that it will be the best educator of tne people. 9 ' Mr. Hanna said further to Mr. Peck: ' "Tbe fight of silver against gold was practically abandoned by the Democrats two weeKs before the campaign closed. It will never again be the main issue — that is, silver as an issue will never cut any more figure than greenbacks. The one idea must be to instill into the minds of the men of the cities that Republicanism is as liood and belter than Popocracy. Only Jet McKinley be inaugurated President of the United States and this wi.l be done. I have no aoubt but that the result will be all we hope. There must be an arrange ment that will strike the people at the right time. McKinley will assume a dignified attitude of antagonism to ail trusts an 1 monopolies. His inaugural will breathe the spirit of abhorrence lor the centralization of such power as is to day possessed by tbe trusts, and then we will expect the understanding of the peo ple to do the rest. , '-Four years hence will come the next Presidential election with the election of a Congress. Then we shall have a tariff measure introduced. This measure will be close y identified with McKiniey. On that measure we shall make the Presiden tial campaign of 1900. On tbe tariff agita tion we shall rely to win the battle. •'The National Democrats will be with us in 1900. Bonrke Cochran s-aid to me . When I was in New York that there was no use of their fighting us; that they could not fight us successfully on tbe •tariff and that there was no other point on which they and we differed; the only thin- left for them to fight for was the Dame." Mr. Peck broueht with him an invita tion from the Union League Club of Chi • cago to attend a banquet to be given in his bonor two weeks hence. Mr. Hanna de clined the invitation and in giving his reason stated that he had declined a simi lar invitation from New York brought by General Horace Porter. The reason given ■ by Mr. Hanna f>r declining both invita tions lies in bis de.-ire to remain in the background now that McKinley is ' elected. "Many persons," said Mr. Hanna, "principally the Popocrats, have eiven expression to the statement that I dictate to McKinley, and that I, rather than he, am the real President. Such an idea might seem substantial did I accept such invitations as you and my friends in New York propose." Turning to the last campaign Mr. Hanna said: "Here in this town the Popocrats suc ceeded in gaining the labor vote. The re sult was that we lost 5000 votes. The re sult in Ohio, however, was the largest majority ever given to a Presidential can didate, for, while the plurality was smaller, being about 51.000, the majority and tbe plurality were about the same. This was due to the lact that party lines were very closely drawn and tbe Prohibition and Populist parties were practically wiped out." ■ Mr. Peck inquired about the statement -hat had been published to the effect that had 30,000 votes been distributed in sev eral close States it would have elected Mr. Bryan. "That is true," said Mr. Hanna. "Harry Payne was the firm to give v terance to it, but although it is true the fact is equally true that the Republican vote in the coun The San Francisco Call try at large was kept up to its normal condition; that is, the Republican per centage of gains more than offset the Democratic gain-." Relative to matters concerning the Cabi net Mr. Hanna said: "The most difficult problem McKinley has is the formation of his Cabinet. He is a man who, above all thines, dislike* to injure the feelings of any one. There are so many men eligible and who are friends of McKinley that he fears to appoint one man Jor fear others will feel as/crieved. That is the quality that in him attracts all men and shows tho big heart that lies within him." Early this evening Mr. Peck went to Canton to see President-elect McKinley. MIiJEA VISI S .UcKIMjE?. President- Elect and Commanding-Gen eral i onfer am to thr Har Port/olio. CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 20.— The general commanding the armies of the United States and a conspicuous member of Con gress were among Major McKinley's callers to-day. General Miles arrived about half-past 4 o'clock, accompanied by Frank Wiberg of Cincinnati, one of the most widely known men of that city in business anil commercial circles. General Miles went at once to Mr. McKinley's house and was most cordially greeted by the President-elect. When General Miles and Mr. Wiberg entered the study they found General Grosvenor there, he having arrived earlier in the afternoon. General Miles and Mr. Wiberg 1 ad a talk In pri vate with Major McKinley before his de parture. The visit of General Miles was of a social nature. The general is not a candidate for the post of Secretary of War and has no ambition outside of his mili tary career. It is not unlikely Major Mc- Kinley discussed with him some of the men who are talked of in connection with the place now held by Lamont. General Grosvenor had a long talk with Major McKinley on the state of the Nation. He dwelt upon the action of Congress next winter, and had a good deal to say about the Dingley bill, the passage of which he opposes for the reason that he thinks it would not be a satisfactory settlement oi the tariff question. FOR THE I NAUGURATION. Xational League of Eepublicnn Clubs to Honor JUnjor Mr let/. CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 20.— A large at tendance and abundant entnubiasm marked the meeting of the National League ol Republican Clubs' Executive Committee at the Auditorium Hotel head quarters to-day. The members present were: President D. D. Woodmansee; Sec retary M. J.Downling, Minnesota; Sena tor Isaac M. Hamilton, S. W. Raymond, ex-President W. W. Tracy and Albert Campbell, Illinois; F. L. Edinborough, Michigan; F. R. Conway, Iowa; Luke T. Walker, .Tennessee; John H. Baron, Wyoming; E. J. Miller, Ohio; James A. Ulanctiard. New York City; Thomas F. Barrett, West Virginia; D. H. Stine, Ken tucky; A. M. .Higzins, - . In liana; G. K. Glenn, Tennessee; H. H. Blunt, New Orleans; A. /G.Negley, Alabama; I*. K. Toroett. Chicago. - . ' . --" v The main subject before the committee was the Presidential inauguration cere monies next March and the. part which the league shall take in them. The league, as a body, has never participated , in in augurations, but this time it is intended to make a great: demonstration of the league* numerical strength. President Woodmansee, being from Ohio, 1 is anxious that the league shall make a fine showing. A committee of five, of which the presi dent trill be chairman, was ordered to cor respond with Chairman Harina and the inaugural committee at Washington to ascertain what position the league will have in the ceremonial and the parade especially. The committee will go to the capital soon and make arrangements for the league with the local committee. President Woodmansee appointed as his stuff officers lor the inauguration the members of 'he executive committee, one from each Stat-.«. It is proposed to pro vide a league escort, composed of mem bers from the different States, for Major McKinley from Canton to Washington. Uniformed clubs of the league in Tennes see, Ohio, New Jersey, Kentucky, New York, Rhode Island and Maryland have already applied to the Secretary for a place in the inaugural parade. It is ex pected that 50 000 members of the league and clubs affiliated with it can be assem bled for tbe inaugural parade. The league will have headquarters in Washington during inaugural week. For the first time in six years tho ex ecutive committee has met to find the league out of debt, and t: ere was mutual congratulation thereat. It was the *ense ot the meeting that the wors of sending out party literature should be continued during the next four years as far as money in the treasury would co to pny for the expense, instead of waiting until a Presi dential camoaign was at hand. The ex ecutive committee intends, however, to keep clear oi the financial shoals here after. It was decided to keep the headquarters here. Washington, Cincinnati and New York were proposed. Plans are already being laid for the next annual convention at Detroit in July. President Woodman see has the assurance of Major McKinley that he will be present unless something unforeseen occur*. DEPEW TO HARRISON -■ ' • _. ■ •■ ■ Mpe Language of the Xeto Yorker in Re futing „ Portfolio Four tears Ago NEW YORK. N. V., Nov. 20.-A Sun special from '■ Washington says: The fol lowing is x copy of . the letter sent by Chauncey. M. Depew to President Benja min Harrison, declining the office of Sec retary of State at the time Foster was ap pointed to succeed Blame: New York, June 21, 1892. My Dear Mr. President: Since our interview on Saturday I have given the most earnest thought and sought the best information on which to base a judgment upon the question of Secretary of State. The office is one of the most attractive In ' the ; Government, and was rendered doubly so by the ; cordiality of your tender of it. 80 prominent and confidential a relation with yourseli : and j your administra tion would be in every way most agreeable to me. : I throw aside, in considering the subject, a large and remunerative trust which I must resign, and view the appointment as it may affect the present campaign. ' ■?•' '■ ■-■ First, and above all other things, I am anx ious for your success In the coming election. That, in my judgment, is of the greatest mo ment for the bust interests of the country and for the future of the } Republican \, party. Our canvass is extraordinarily, free from defensive or explanatory matters ■ and -presents unusu ally aggressive strength. One prominently identified with railway management coming iiito the Cabinet at this late hour and in the beat of the campaign might lead to an effort to raise new issues in the few States where tuck SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1896. Senator Jones of Nevada Says He Will Act With the Republicans questions are as yet unsettled. If the ques tion did in any way create a diversion or em barrassment it would destroy nil the pleasure and pride which would otherwise attach to this great office. 1 can do much more effective work in the ranks, as I have been accustomed to, than in office. Tliankiug you with all my heart for your generous confidence and valued friendship,! urn fuily convinced that it ia my duty at this juncture to decline your very kind invitation to become Secretary of St.te. Faimiully yours, CbaUVCXT M Ijepew. To His Excellency Benjamin Harrison, Pres ident of the United Staves. WILL REMAINS INTACT. JVgMotut/ Drmt'crat*, Say a Ri/num, to Pre»rrrn ih-.ir Organisation INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Nov. 20.— The Hon. SV. D. Bvnum will go to New York to-morrow and visit s veral cities in the East to confer vith various leaders of the National Central Democratic Committee. It is possible tbat after his return a meet ing ot the National coauniaee of which fc* is chairman will be ca led in Chicago. It is intended to keep the organization of the National Democratic party intact. The leaders of tbe National Democratic party have noted with care the evident intention of Altgeld, Brvan and other leaders of the late cumpaign to hold thb party in line for silver and all the other pianks of the Cuicago platform and this gives them an additional incentive for holding their organization intact. They believe that when the next primaries are be-d they can call their own primaries and bring into them fully half of wnat was a year aco the Democratic party and mat in many localities they wili be able to capture the partjr. In speaking of the future Mr. Bynum said: "The National Democratic party will last as long as theie is any danger to tbe country from agitation along the lines of tbe Chicago platform." DOES NOT WANT OFFICE. Jtepew Explain* iitdiculoum Stories About W. K. I a.ntrrl'ttt NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.—Cbaun cey M. Depew to-uay said to a representa tive of the United Associated Presses: "The grotesque story that William K. Vanderbllt had contributed $200,000 to the Republican campaign fund has already been contradicted by the treasurer of ibe National Committee. The gossip-mongers arc not content, however, to have so toothsome a morsel taken from their mouths. Accordingly they have now re vived the story in a new lorm. 14 •Sometlnnc or other,' they say, 'Mr. Vanderbilt did or said has led to such an appreciation that he is to be rewarded with a high foreign mission.' The story havinir been brougbt to Mr. Vanderbllt's attention he at once said that he had not the remotest idea anything of the sort was to be done, but if it were offered to him ne would refuse to accept it; that th. re was ab-olutely no office in the gift of tbe Gov ernment that he would accept under any circumstances." TO PASS THE DINGLET BILL. rto\ton Hoot Manufacturer* Anxious to H"re thr Mm sure Become a Law. v BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 20.— The Boston Commercial Bulletin has secured the sig nature, without regard to party, of. every wool manufacturer but four in Boston to a petition for the Dingley bill. VOf the four . nouses that did not sign only one believes the bill should not pass. The petition is as follows: "We are of the opinion that unless the Dingley bill as a matter of temporary re lic! is passed by Congress the American market will be flooded with foreign wool and woolens and business improvement retarded by the excessive supply. We re spectfully call the attention of tne Senate to this fact." Then followed the signatures of fifty-five firms in active business in Boston. Gorman on the Tariff Outlook. NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20-Senator Gorman, in tin interview accorded are porter of the United Associated Presses to-day on the tariff outlook, said: "The chances are against any kind of legislation beyond the appropriation bills at the short Bession. The trouble in the present in stance is that the Republicans do not know exactly what they want The only thing that the Democrats can do is to quietly wait and see what the Republicans i>ropo-e." Senator Gorman stud he bus liad no conference with Senator Sherman on the question of tariff legislation. The New I hainpague Vintage. A truly remarkaDle vintage for quality as well as for natural dryness, without being heavy, now b.ing shipped to this market, is v. ii. Muiam's Extra Dry. • "FAKE" REPORTS ABOUT VICTORIES Spanish Generals Defeat the Insurgents Only on Pap r. They Claim to Have Won a Battle From the Bands Led by Serano Sanchez Goaiez Shrou's His Movements ia Mystery and He May Hive a Sur prise for His Oppressors. HAVANA. Cuba, Nov. 20.— 1t is offi cially announced that on Wednesday last tbe column commanded by General Lopez Amor and the forces under Colonel Ar minan met two insurg' nt bands led by Serano Sanchez. The insurgents occupied good positions, which commanded the passage to the river Zazas. After an engagement which iasted two hours the troops fought their way across the river, dispossessed the rebels and en camped in the position that bad been held by ttiem. The insurgents carried their wounded witti them in their retreat It is stated that the rebels buried sixty of their number killed in the fight. Cuban sympathizers deny the truth of the Government report and say it is in credible that the insurgent troops should stop to bury their dead. The Spanish losses are said to have been one lieutenant killed and two lieutenants and twenty privates wounded. Several other reports of unimportant engagements in which the Spaniards were uniformly victorious have been issued by the Government. Operations in the province of Pinar del Rio are partly at a standstill. There has been no serious engagements witn the rebels. No information is vouchsafed re garding tbe resignation of General Wey lcr, and the impression grows here that the authorities know nothing of it. He is unofficially located at San Cristobal, but nothing definite is known as to his where abouts. General Luqne reports that the rebel leaders, Sanchez and Molez, have been killed and Carillo wounded. MADRID, Spain, Nov. 20.— Advicet re ceived heie from Ouba are to the effect that General Solo, ex-President of Costa Rica and one of tbe leaders of tbe insur gents, has been killed in a fight in the Province of Havana. Another serious engagement is reported to have occurred between the Spanish col umn commanded by Colonel Segura and a band of insurgents. No details are given. The Imparcial prints a letter of sympa thy from the Russian, German and French Embassadors, which accompanied a dona tion to tbe fund started by- the Imparcial for the purchase of medical comforts for the troops in Cuba and the Philippine Inlands. LONDON. Eno., Nov. 20.— The Stand ard's Madrid correspondent telegraphs that an unpleasant sensation has been cre ated by the Cuban telegrams announcing that General Wey ler meditates abandoning his campaigu in Pinur del Rio and return ing to Havana. The Government has re ceived no official confirmation of the re port. The Correspondencia, a semi-official paper, states that Prime Minister Canovas del Castillo declares that there was noth ing remarkable in General Weyler's re turning if public business or tne conduct of the compaign required his presence in Havana. LOYAL FLORIDA VETERANS. Willing to fight 'gainst Spain or Any gWrngflJiypj} Other foe. \. ST. AUGUSTINE. Fla., Nov. 20.—Chat field : Post, G. A. R., held/; its ', regular meeting last night and passed the follow ing resolution: Resolved, That Chatfleld Post No. 11, G. A. R., Department of Florida, hereby tenders its ser vices to the Government of the United States through the Secretary of War, in case of war with Spain or any other country. BISHOP KEANE' S LOSS FELT. Cardinal G bbons Says Nice Things About the Work of the Rector of the Catholic University. BALTIMORE. Md., Nov. 20.— At the meeiing of r>e board of director* of the Catholic University at Washington last mnnth Cardinal Gibbons, president of the board, was requested to prepare a letter expressive of the sentiments of the mem bers for the late rector, Bishop Keane. This letter his Eminence immediately prepared. It spoke of the keen regret felt L .■ the directors at the departure of Bishop Keane, ot bis long labor in behalf of the university, of his disinterestedness and of the general sorrow over the relinquish ment of bis duties. The Cardinal said in conclusion: "Your noble soul has grown from ynur noble undertaking. You :>ave proven the efficiency of the university to train young men to generous self-forgetfulness ior the welfare of others in your sub ime resigna tion to the will of the Holy father. You are the masterpiece of your own training. When in future we snail have occasion to point to an example for the imitation of young men who will reap the fruit of your labors we shall fool an honest pride in set ting before them the first rector of the university, the generous, high-minded, much-beloved Bishop Keane." The reply of Bishop Keane has just been received. The letter is dated from San Jose, Cal., and is as follows: Your Eminence: I most gratefully return thanks to your Eminence and the board of di tectors of the university for the exceedingly kind sentiments conveyed to me by your Emi nence's letter of October 31. lam very far from flattering myself that I deserve a tithe of the praise prompted by the goodness and the sympathy of your own generous hearts. Whlie I did my best for the Interests of the great work to which obedience has conse crated my energies, yet I was always conscious that my best was far from teing up to the re quirements of the case: hence I have not for a moment questioned the wisdom of the Holy Father in desiring a change of administra tion. May the blessings of Providence and the loyal co-operation of our Catholic people prosper the university in all of its future. Gratefully and affectionately, your Emi nence's servant in Christ, John Keane. TAPPING TELEGRAPH WIRES. Operations of a Concern That Stea/s Re ports to Se// Bucketshops Restrained by a Court Order. CHICAGO. 111., Nov. 20 —The Western Union Telegraph Company secured a re straining order this afternoon from Federal Judge Grosscup against the Inde pendent Telegraph Company, which.it is alleged in an accompanying bill, has been lapping the wires of the Western Union and other telegraph companies. The manager of the Independent Telegraph Company is Oscar M. Stone, arrested a year ago on tbe tame charge. The concern has its beadquaiters at room 112, 260 Clark street, and selis market reports to a iartre number ot local bucketshops. Associated with Stone, the bill asserts, are James W. Turner, Joseph Moffatt, George B. Spang ler, H. G. McGill, J. L. Stone and George H. Stone. The bill says Oscar M. Stone, with Moffatt and Turner, are the active managers of tbe Independent Telegraph Company. They are charged with selling news and information which has been stolen from the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies by tapping their wires. Judge Grosscup issued the restraining order, and the case was set for Monday. "WE ARE ONE IN DEATH." Pathetic Note Lilt by a Middle-Aged Couple Who Eloped and Committed Suicide. VALLEY CITY, N. D., Nov. 20.— A man and woman of middle age, well dressed and of refined bearing, arriv -d here last night and registered at tbe hotel as Thomas Owens and wife, New Rockford. They at once went to their room and were not seen again alive. This morning when the couple did not appear, the room was pried open; they were found lying across tbe bed. both dead. They were clad in their traveling clothes and clasped in each other's arms. A partly empty bottle of prussic acid on the table pointed to their suicide with that poison. A note was also left by tbe suicides stating: "Though separated in life we are one in death. Make no inquiries as to v->." Money was inclosed for burial expenses. The woman was Mrs. A. C. Swain of New Rockford, N. P., and her companion in -in and death was Frank Adriison of Bon ferd. They eloped Wednesday ;rom New Rockford, and the news had been sup pressed on account of the high esteem in which the family was held, being wealthy and prominent. Mrs. Swain was 40 years of age and the mother of four children, one aged 18, a daughter. Addison was 40 years of ape. The Swain family sent word o have the remains of the woman sent to New Rockiord for interment. HELPLESS ON THE OCEAN. Thrilling Story of the Loss of a Bark and the Terrible Sufferings of the Survivors. PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Nov. 20. — A thrilling story is told by Peter Manner ot Bath, Maine, on ■• of the survivors of the wreck of the petroleum bark Charles R. Flint, which while petroleum laden from New York to Japan caught fire. Manner arrived here from Liverpool yesterday on board the American line steamship In diana. For eighteen days the crew existed in small boats, roasted by the sun of the tropics, and when they finally reached Pernambuco they were more dead than alive. The ship caught fire, it is thought, through spontaneous combustion, and after being abandonea on April 21 in lati tude 5 deg. south, longitude 31 deg. west, she drifted ashore twelve miies from Cerea, Brazil, where a small portion of her cargo was saved. The voyage was uneventful until April 21, just at daybreak, when the cry ot tire was given by the morning watch. In an instant the flames burst open the hatches and all band* were piped on deck and sent into the boats half clad, none too soon, as hardiy had the boats touched the water when dense volumes of smoke shot from below and the vessel was enveloped in flames. The position of the crew was a perilous one and in a few minutes they were adrift with neither food nor water. For days and nights Manner and the rest of the crew drifud about helplessly, suf fering the pangs of hunger and thirst and with little hope of ever being saved. Manner's memory is not of the best, and he couid not recall the names of any of his comrades. They were all strangers to him when he shipped at New York. All were saved, however, ai.d some ?hipped in other vessels from Pernambuco. He was sent to Liverpool by the American Consul and from there was given passage to Philadelphia by the Indiana. INGERSOLL SERIOUSLY ILL Paroxysmal Attacks of Pain Wrench the Form* f the Celebrated Ag nostic. CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 20.— Paroxysmal attacks ot pain wrencted the form oi Robert G. ligersoll while he tossed on a sick bed in the Great Northern Hotel to night. No one was permitted to -cc him but physicians ancthisdau tr.er, Maude, who bas accompanied liim on bis lecture tour, and his secretary, C. P. Farreil. The condition of Colonel Ingersoll is serious. He iias canceled ail the remain ing dates of his lecture tour in which he was engaged when he was stricken. His malady is pronounced to be sciatica. Reports from El^in and Freeport, in the latter of which cities the lecturer canceled engagements, gave a more serious view of tbe colonel's illness. At Elgin the state ment was made that the orator had been stricken with au attack resembling paral ysis. He reached this city this evening at 5 o'clock and was driven to tbe Great North ern Hotel. Chief Clerk Whipple made special arrangements to provide comfort for the guest until he should feel able to continue his journey to New York. Mr. Farreil said that Colonel Ingersoll was able to proceed to New Yorit, leaving to-morrow over the Lake Snore and Mich igan Southern at 10 o'clock unless a worse attack should take place during the night. "His attack is serious and the pain he is suffering is apparently so great that it seems almost impossible for him to bear up under it, but we believe that he will soon recover. He suffered much from the same malady, ' said Mr. Farreil, "when he was a boy, but this is the first attack he has felt since tbat time. The pains are confined to the left leg, ex tending from the hip to the foot." B RYAN SHOOTS A DEAR. Jile Xrbraskan J-'indt Some Sport on Mimnouri'* Ok me /rejcrrefl GAME PRESERVES, Mo.. Nov. 20.— William J. Bryan, Senator Jones, Gov ernor Stone and others of the party who are enjoying a short sojourn at this place went hunting yesterday, but tlielate Pres idential candidate was not as successful as the other hunters. The shooting of a deer yesterday was the event of the trip. It is the rule of the park company to kill a cer tain number of deer each fall and tne al lowed number had been killed a few weeks ago, but in honor of Mr. Bryan the rule was suspended and the chief guest of the party was invited to have a shot at one of the fleet-footed animals. About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon the party found a doe. The deer was not badly frightened and stood its ground until Mr. Bryan sent a bullet into its left side. The party will leave on Saturday as Mr. Bryan has to be in Denver next Tuesday. Pettigrew Charges fraud. CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 20.— A special from Sioux Falls, S. D., says: Senator R. F. Pettigrew last night gave to the papers a signed statement regarding the situation in South Dakota. He charges tbe Republicans with fraud and bribery, and denies that any colonization was done by tbe silver men, but says it was done by tbe Republicans and railroads, and is now charged against the silver men for the purpose of covering their own acts. He says if there is any attempt to change the offical returns so as to give a majority for McKinley or the Republ can candidates he will assist in prosecuting every man connected with such attempts. Bourbon Trick* in -' etc Orleans. NEW ORLEANS, La.. Nov. 20.— The Grand Jury has undertaken the ta*k of in vestigating the late election, it having been charged that gross frauds were corn mitt d in New Orleans in the throwing out of a number of Republican and Na tional Democratic votes. The investiga *ion is made on the complaint of" the National Democrats, and is being prose cuted by the Citizens' League, the politi cal organization which carried New Or leans at the State election in April, and which has pledged itself to honest elec tions and to investigate and punish all fraud. PRICE FIVE CENTS. CLEVELAND PLEADS FOB WORDEN'S LIFE Appeals to Governor Budd on Behalf of the Striker. Moved by Friendship for the Condemned Man's Aged Mother. The State's Executive Will Grant a R prieve— Huntington Favors Clemency. WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20—Presi dent Cleveland has addressed a personal iett^r to Governor Budd of California ap pealing for executive clemency in the case of t-alter D. Worden, convicted of wreck ing a train in Yolo County and causing loss of life during the railroad strike of 1594. Since the convicuon of Worden the President has interested himself in tha young man's behalf, he having, in 1895, invited the aid of Senator White to obtain a reprieve for the prisoner. The crime committed was not against the Federal Government, and it was said at the White House to a Call correspond ent to-night that President Cleveland's request was not made in his capacity as chief magistrate of the Nation, but as a citizen, and it was further explained by Private Secretary Thurber that the Presi dent knew and had formed a warm friend ship for the mother of Worden when she was a music teacher in New York State, some time before Mr. Cleveland's election to the gubernatorial chair of that com monwealth. BELIEVES MORDER INSANE President Cleveland -p»ak* a* a Private . Citizen. . . SACKAMENTO, Cal., ■ Nov. Salter D. Worden, who is how under sentence of death, the day of execution being fixed for December 18, for the wrecking of a railroad train, during the big railroad strike 'of 189-1, will be reprieved by Gov ernor Budd until the Ist of May next, in order to allow the executive an oppor tunity to thoroughly examine into all the circumstances of Worden's alleged crime and conviction, and also to afford him a chance to obtain expert medical opinions on Worden's sanity. Worden's cause is pleaded by the chief executive of the Nation, Senator White having placed in Governor's Budd's hands a copy of the following letter from Presi dent Cleveland: Executive Mansion, ) Washington. D. C, Feb. 8, 1895. j My Dear Senator: When I saw you a few days ago I spoko of the case of young Worden, sen tenced to be hauged in California for train wrecking, causing death. You said you would communicate wiih the Governor on the sub ject and suggest a commutation, if consistent with executive duty. I have just four.d on my table a letter Jrom the distressed mother, which 1 inclose with another accompanying it when It reached Mrs. Cleveland. I remember this poor mother as a happy wife many years ago, and as the past is tenderly recalled to me by her letter, my sympathy is very much aroused. I see one of the letters mentions tbe date fixed for the execution as the 12th, but inas much as the writer seems to be uncertain and this is Friday, the day of the week usually se lected. 1 am afraid tnit may be the day. If there is any justification for merci:ul interfer ence, <t might be exercised for the sake of an aged and broken-hearted mother. Yours, very truly, Grover Cleveland. Hon. Stephen M. White, U. S. Seuate. Worden's mother, alluded to in this communication, was an old neighbor and friend of the President's parents, who had befriended her in her girlhood days, and the letter referred to was a touching appeal she had addrefced to the President on behalf of her erring boy in tbe name of his (Mr. Cleveland's) sainted mother. Mr. Cleveland is acting in this case not as President of the United States, but as a private citizen. He says he was an inti mate friend of Worden's family, all of whom were most excellent people. When he was a young man and Saiter D. Wor den's mother was a young woman, who made her living as a music teacher, he and she were very dear friends. President Cleveland does not suggest a commutation, however, on the strength of a feeling of friendship for bis mother alone, but declares he has carefully in quired into the past history of the con demned and is convinced that he does not possess a normal mind. Nor does the President ask the Governor of the State of California to issue the commutation, but simply says he hopes he may see his way clear to commute the sentence to life im prisonment. ' Another letter which has been received is from Collis P. Huntington, president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. It is aa follows: 23 Broad street, New York, Nov. 12,1896. Bon. James H. Budd, Governor of the State of California, Executive Mansion, Sacramento, Cal. — Sir: This morning Frank Z. Wilcox, of Syra cuse, in this State, tailed on me in behalt of his broilier-in-law, Saner D. Worden, the man convicted of train-wrecking near Sacramento, and murder, upon whom the sentence of death is to be carried out on the 18th prox. He asks me to write to you and join in the petition for commutation of Worden's sentence to impris onment for life, ou the ground of the alleged insanity and moral irresponsibility of the con demned man. Mr. Wilcox orings letters to me and petitions from the prominent citizens ot byracuse. many of whom are well known to me as beine among the best citizens of that City, In support of his appeal. I feel very sorry for the family of the con victed man and especially so for those who must for all of their lives suffer the unavoid able stigma of his crime and his late, wnether the latter be a disgraceful death or an almost equally disgraceful life sentence, and if the p. titions and allegations state the actual fact with respect to the mental irresponsibility of the criminal, of course Governor Budd will need no further ground upon which to .bate bis clemency la this unfortunate case. I know nothing myself as to Worden's insanity, but, as I wrote to a friend in California on this subject some time ago, I have no personal feeling in the matter. Assuming the man to have been in the possession of his right mind ana responsible for his actions at the time the deed was committed by him, the only question in my miud Is tbe safety oi society, wita whom, in fact, the real question lies. The legal taking of one man's life because