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Chairman Hanna Outlines
the Future Policy of
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
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
"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
■ 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.
"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
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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.
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.
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
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*.
-■ ' • _. ■ •■ ■
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
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.
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."
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
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. •
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"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.
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
Judge Grosscup issued the restraining
order, and the case was set for Monday.
Pathetic Note Lilt by a Middle-Aged
Couple Who Eloped and Committed
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.
Thrilling Story of the Loss of a Bark and
the Terrible Sufferings of the
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
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.
Paroxysmal Attacks of Pain Wrench the
Form* f the Celebrated Ag
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
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."
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
Appeals to Governor Budd
on Behalf of the
Moved by Friendship for the
Condemned Man's Aged
The State's Executive Will Grant a
R prieve— Huntington Favors
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
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
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

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