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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , THURSDAY MOKNTNGr , JUNE G , 1805. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
APOSTLES OF FREE SILVER
Ono "Wing of the Illinois Democracy Now
Eojding a Convention.
ATTENDING FU LY UP TO EXPECTATIONS
Chairman Illnrlchncn Thrown Down the
Gauntlet to the ( lold htmicUril Hearers
In n Hpcccli Which 11 Itcnrtlly
Am.ilumlud.
SPRINGFIELD , III. . Juno G. With every
( rain that came Into Springfield today came
largo delegations of delegates to the demo
cratic stale convenllon. The fear of leaders
last night that the attendance would be
email were allayed. More people came than
any ono expected and loday Iho slreels were
thronged wllh sltverltes from all parls of Hie
ntnte. Blue badges bearing Ihc Inscription ,
"Free Silver , 10 to 1 , " flullcred from the
lapels of coats of Incomers and many delega
tions carried banners proclaiming their be
lief In free coinage of silver on a basis of
1C to 1 of gold.
During Hie night the wcalher became cool
and loday light summer coals were not
heavy enough for comfort. It Is Ihc first
time In the memory of the oldest politician
of the stale Ihal Iho weather has been
anything but sweltering hot during a con
vention In this clly. The delegations lhat
came In yesterday and lasl night were up
almost with the sun this morning and en-
Ihuslastlc silver speeches by enlhuslasllc
believers In free coinage could be heard In
the lobbies of all the hotels.
During the morning Iho dlfferenl congres
sional delegations held sessions In the rooms
of Iho capltol building for ihe purpose of
selecting members ot committee ! ! on
J credentials , rules , permanent organization
and resolutions. In many cases resolullons
were adopted upholding the democratic state
central committee In Its action In calling
the silver convent'on. ' These resolutions were
distributed through congressional com
mittee rooms by representatives of Die cenlrat
committee. When the committees concluded
their work a stampede wus made to gel
desirable scats In the Hcnato chamber , which
rV was lo be Iho convention hall.
When W. H. Hlnrlchsen , chairman of the
democratic slate central committee , appeared
on Ihe slngo Ihere was loud cheering , which
continued for some minutes. After 11 hnd
subsided Mr. Hlnrlchs-n said Rev. F. W.
Taylor would lead In piayer. Al Ihe conclu
sion of prayer , Mr. Hinrlchsen called the
convention to order and delivered the follow
ing address.
REASONS FOR THE CALL.
Tlcfore stating the object of this conven '
tion It Is proper thai 1 should give brlclly
the reasons of the suite central committee
for culling you togi-ther. When the present
committee was organized last Jiimmry It
found the ilvniocrallc parly of the mule In
a deplorable condlllon. At the November
election thousiimlH of Its members had
voted the republican ticket , thousands luul
vottd the pupullrit ticket , while olliera
nullted nnd return ! lo vote any ticket. In
fiict , with the exception of a few old bour
bens nnd United States olllce holders , there
Keemcd to be but lltllo left of a party which
had carried the uttite by over W,0W ) ( plurality
Iwo years before.
The sllualloli demanded the most cncr-
Ketlc acllon on Iho part of the slaie com-
mlllcc und nn Investigation of the causes
for the demoralization of Iho parly WHS ut
once sot on foot. It wua found thai Ihc
mosl nentrnl cause of complaint was thai
congress hud 1'alled to establish a pcrimi-
nent cuiraiey Hyslem for our country und
that even in their attempts to do so our
representatives had not retlected the real
sentiments of their constituents. ' The presi
dent nnd each member of congress had In
terpreted the currency plank of flio plal-
form of IS' ) ! ! lo milt himself , nnd It was
ovl ent that m at of them had tiled to cany
out the wlshi'S of a minority rather than a
nmjority of the parly.
The currency question was found to bo
the most common subject of discussion
among the people , and II waa easy lo ceo
that that would IIP the gieut Issue In the
next campaign. BlUer clubs wcro being
formed nil over the counlry , mans conven
tions of silver democrats were being called
In the counties and the organization of the
national diver party at Washington thrcal-
cned lo tnko fiom the United Stales Iho
lasl forlorn remnant of our demoralized
party.
The slluallon was n grave one. The presi
dent and other democrats In high places
net-mod determined on a line of policy to
which the rank and Illo of the party wcie
opposed. The admlnlstrallon could nol or
would not believe that It was not In ac
cord with the people In Its financial policy.
The committee In plniinlnp : a campaign T.of
nducnllon found that one side or Ihc other
of Hits great financial question must be
taken. It hnd no right to make n platform
or to outline a policy , .so in Its trouble It
determined upon thu democratic plan of
nsklnir the people for Instructions , and so
this convention was called.
MIGHT PHI3VKNT A SPLIT.
The question bus been asked , why was
Ihe convenllon railed HO early ? II Is easily
answered , for Ihore were two good reasons
Ono wan lo forestall the action of the na
tional ( diver parly , which was ne
to launch n boom Unit would have . ed
uway many good dcmocratH hi this nnd
other starts , nnd the other was for the pur
pose of opening up the question for dis
cussion IOIIK unouKh before > ! ic meeting of
the national convention In ISM to prevent
hopeless split In the parly. It waa remem
bered that Just previous to the convenllon
of 1SSS , when Ihe democratic party wan
divided on Iho larilt question , much ntt U
Is on Ihc money question today , that Presi
dent Cleveland Issued his fa-mous mossiigo
committing the party to tariff reform , and
that the khortnes-'s of time between Ihe
Issuingof Iho message nnd the election
prevented Ihc thorough discussion of Iho
question and ? o broimht on democratic de
feat. This was cmo of Iho mistakes Jeof
President Cleveland that the democrallc
parly did nol care lo imitate.
11 has bcn asserted Hull a slate conven
tion lias no llKht to discuss and pass
upon a national Issue , and thai consequently
quently this convention should not '
Iiavu been called. Such a suggestion
s absurd. A national convention
made up of delegates from the dif
ferent Htutes nnd Ihe parly in each slate
has u. right to express Itself at any and all
times upon any and all questions , and teen
Instruct Its delegates to the national con
vention as lo Iho p.illoy II doslroa carried
out. While the action of tliln convention
cannot bind the delegates to Ihe national
convenllon of 1SC. yet Its action can and
will servo an n. basis for n campaign of
education lo bo cairlfd oul hy Iho stale
committee , to the end that the parly bo
united on one commoji object.
The rommltteo has been severely crlll-
clscd for calling this convenllon. The worst
motives have been suggested , the vilest
cplllu'lH have boon used , and men calling
themselves d.emopruls have nol hesitated to
Bay through the public press that the action
of thu committee was Irregular , Illegal
traitorous nml destructive.
The committee has had llllle to say Ir
reply to thcso attacks and has avoided iiny
personalities lhat inlKht drive nny KOOC
democrat oul of the party , bul I feel It neil
duty at this time rum place lo make a de
nial of nil thcso charges. Theacllon of tin
commltleo was strictly regular nnd accord
liiK to party precedent. I think I hnvi !
pliown clearly Unit It was ncce sary f ir tin
wood of the party nnd Ihal It Is approvc-i
by Ihe party In fhown hy the hearty re
gponso It has met with from the people.
HEAD NO MAN OUT OF T11K 1'AUTV
Now I bellevo a man may be n oed
democrat nnd bo In favor of any form I o
currency wlwtxoever until Iho parly plal
form has been built. Ho may be a K old-
bui ; nnd bo iv good democrat ; ho may bo >
blmetalllst nnd bo n good democrat ; he nay
bo a Krcoubacker nnd be a peed democrat
but a man who soys nnd believes that tin
itato committee had no ilKhl to call uii tin
people for Inslructlon. or who nays nnd bo l
ileves that this convention hnd no right ti
assemble and < llseiiF any question , nan not
ere drop of democratic blood in his vein
nnd has no right or place In the Oomocrutl
This convention was not called for the
purpofo of reading nny man out of the
parly , nor has the committee or any mem
, ber concerned In Uio call ulven uUcriinc
to nny expression that would Indicate nny
nuch Intention. On the contrary , every er-
fort has been made to prevent anytnlui
like a rupture In the democratic ranks. At
the sumo time Ihe rommltteo has resente
thn atlempts of a few would-be bose t l
control the mafscs. either by menu * I o
public patronage or by threats of lenvln
The party , nnd now that they liuve HO evl-
dently failed to accomplish their purp
und desire to leuvo us wo can only bid
them ffoodby nnd with them bctler luck 1
basting the opposlllon.
Gentlemen , you have responded to the call
f the committee | n coming hero today , and
It Is my hope that your further nctlon will
not only mark oul n line of policy for Ihe
commlllee lo follow , but will servo to unite
the democratic party on one common ob
ject , nnd enable us to ncnln write ourselves
Iho majorlly parly In Ihe slate and In the
nation.
Mr. Hlnrlchscn's speech was Interrupted
by frequent applause , and he commanded the
closest aUentloti. At the cincluslon ot his
speech Mr. Hlnrlchsen tald that the state
central commlllco would ann unci Ihs list
of the temporary offiers. The temporary
chairman named was Judge Monroe C. Craw ,
ford of Union county and the secretary
Arthur W. Bentley of Pike counly.
Districts were called for the purpose of re
ceiving the names of the different commlt-
tecmcn and Ihe fact developed th.il a full
llfl of dlslrlct delegates had been selected
In caucus this morning to attend a national
monetary convention , should one be called.
The committee on resolullons named In
cluded Richard Mlcliaelis. P. H. Keennn and
J. W. Lanehart of Chicago ; Attorney Gen
eral M. T. Moloney , the famous Pullman
labor commissioner ; N. E. Worthtngton of
Peorla and ex-United Stales Land Commis
sioner W. A. J. Sparks.
DENOUNCED AS GAG RULE.
Thomas M. Neely of Menard county moved
Ihal all resolullons of political naluro which
are to bo offered hero be referred to the
committee on resolutions without being read.
Thomas Merrill crealed considerable cx-
cltcmcnt by opposing this method and char
acterized It ps gag rule. The convention
was called for the purpose of considering a
great question and he was opposed to all
gag methods. Amid much cheering Mr. Agnew -
now of Cook succeeded In having Judge
Miller of Cook added to the committee on
resolullons and Slalo Scnalor Mahcney did
a like service for Hon. A. J. Hunter. Sev
eral atlempls to lake a recess were voled
down. Finally on motion of Mahoney ad
journment was lakon unlll 2 o'clock , Mahoney
saying lhat It was necessary to give com-
mlllccs llmo to meet and formulate their re
ports.
The commltlee appointed lo selecl four
delegates at larre lo a national silver con-
ver.llon mel during Ihe recess.
John P. Hopkins of Chicago and Secretary
of Stale W. II. Hlnrlchsen were elected by
acclamation. Some discussion followed con
cerning other nominations made. Finally
Hon. George B. Flthlan of Jasper counly and
General Lewis B. Parsons of Clay counly
were elecled by acclamallon.
John Warner of Peorla , John Watson of
Knox county , General Alfred Orendorff of
Sangamon and L. 0. Whltnelt of Johnson
county were chosen alternatives.
When the convention reassembled the re
port of the committee on credentials was
received and adopted. The committee on
permanent organization elicited vigorous ap-
plarsc by naming as permanent chairman
Judge S. B. McConnell of Chicago. A com
mittee consisting of Hon. Free P. Morris , N.
| E. Worthlnglon and Judge Slell was ap-
1 polnled and escorled Judge McConnell lo Ihe
chair.
Judge McConnell , who was enthusiastically
applauded , said : "This convention has a
most peculiar and most Important signifi
cance. Heretofore managers of political
parties have so arranged Ihal party pollllcs
should bo declared only at the time candi
dates were chosen and only a short tlmo
before the galherlng of Iho franchises of )
the people. The result 1ms been often that
our conventions have put forth n mere as i-
sortment of general principles , and have on
live Issues expressed themselves In meaning
less compromises. Colorless candidates have
been presenled lo Iho people , or candidates
unsympathetic with the real purpose of Ihe
parly.
"This convention marks a departure , nnd
Is Intended not only to allow a free discus
sion before the next political engagement I ,
but to define our party position wllh dls-
llnclncss and dcflnllcness so Ihal no volcr ;
shall fall lo understand us nnd no candi 1-
date If chosen to office have a chance or
excuse lo defeat our command. "
Ex-Congressman Bryan , Judge Hunter and
Richard Mlcliaelis addressed the convention.
Governor Altgeld was called for and spoke l
al some lenglh. General John A. Mc-
Clarned also spoke.
Then Iho committee on resolullons re-
porled , Chairman Flthlan reading the fol > '
lowing resolullons :
I CURE FOR ALL OVU .ILLS.
Whereas , Silver nnd gold have been Ihe (
principal money metals of Ihe world for
- thousands of years , and silver money la
recognized and used ns honest money be
tween Individuals nnd between nations not
withstanding the varying ratio between sil
ver nnd gold ; and ,
Whereas , The demonetization of silver has
deprived the pec pie of the free UPO nnd
benefit of a valuable and original money
metal , and has Increased debts and added
. to Iho burdens of Ihe people by lowering
Ihe value of labor and labor products
and.
AVherens , The constitution of the Unlled
States prohibits any state from usingany
Ihlng bul gold and sliver coin ns a le.ural
tender for the paymenl of debts , thereby
recoKiilzIng tluil coin composed of silver
or of gold as honest money and to be used
ns n legal tender ; Ihereforo be It
Resolved , Uy th ( > democrats ? of Illinois , in
convention assembled , that we are In favor
of both fold and silver as the standard
: money of the United States , and demand
the free and unlimited coinage of both
metals at the ratio of W to 1 , without waitIng
Ing- for the notion of any other nation , and
such coins shall be n. legal lender for all
debtH , both private and public , and thai
all contracts hereafter executed for the
payment of money , whether In gold , silver
or coin , may bo discharged by any money
which l hy law a legal tender.
Resolved , Thai we hereby endorse hem
action of Ihe democrallc ptnto central com
mittee In calling this convention , and mwe
Inslruct the commltleo lo carry out Ihe
will of IhUi convenllon , as expressed In Us
pliilform , by Inaugurating and carrying
on a campaign of education In this state
and lo thoroughly orsanlzo the democracy
of the plate on the lines as laid down In
the platform of this convention.
Resolved. That the democratic meinbern
of congress from this stale be nnd
an- hereby Instructed to use nil honor-
abli ) means to carry oul Ihe principles
above enunciated.
There was a lengthy debate In regard to
the resolution favoring an Invitation to the
thea
Is national democrallc committee to call
national democratic convention. The follow
ing was finally adopted :
REQUEST A NATIONAL CONVENTION.
Resolved , That we request the demo
cratic national committee to.rall a conven-
llon lo consider Ihc money question not
lalcr lhan AUKU I 18. 1S35. If the un
mltleo refuses lo call such n ion
llien wo Invlle the democratic Hate com-
mlllees of oilier slales lo lake concurrent
nctlon with the democratic Blalo committee
- of this Btule on Ihls subject.
This resolution was greeted with loud ap
plause. as was also the 10 to 1 paragraph apot
the main resolutions.
A resolution endorsing .Governor Altgeld
. was greeled with enthusiasm and Ihe meellng I
was frequently Interrupled by Ihe shouts of
> applause In approval of the expressions regarding
garding his vetoes of certain bills. After the
> adoption of several complimentary resolutions
t- Iho convention adjourned.
The committee appointed to select
Icctml
- > delegates at large to a national
convention In case one should be
held reported Immediately aflcr recess was
taken. John P. Hopkins of Chicago and Sec
retary of State Hlnrlchsen were elected dele
. gate. ! by acclamation. There waa moro dis
< cussion , and then , on motion of P. B. Green ;
George W. Flthtan of Newton and General
- Lewis n. Parson of Clay counly wore cho * en
n - The alternatives selected were John Warnei
; of Prorln. John \Val on of Galoshurg. pralO.
. Alfred Orendorf of Springfield und L. O
Whitney of Johiiion counly.
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to Movement ! ot Oioiu Metmt > r Juno fl
At Southampton Arrived Trave , rom
Now Yolk for Bremen ; Parle , from Now
York.
At Hamburg Arrived Danla , from New
At' Antwerp Arrived Pennsylvania rom
Philadelphia.
; - At New York Arrived Italia , from Genoa :
At London Arrived Manitoba , from New
York.
At Liverpool Arrived Philadelphia.
Of to At New York-Arrived Nordland. rom
Antwerp ; Augusta Victoria'from Hamburg
- At Rotterdam Arrlvrd Vecndam , rom
' New York.
At Queenslovvn Arrived Germanic , rom
In N-\v York for Liverpool and proceeded.
At Soutbamplon Arrived Paris , rom
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New York ,
TURNED I DOWN FREE COINAGE
Kintucky Republicans Declare for a Eouad
and Stable Gurrencj.
BRADLEY NOMINATED FOR GOVERNOR
In III ) .Speech of Acceplnnco He Asked
Democrats Who Were with Them on
riimucu to AM In the Redemption
of the Itlue Units Stntc.
LOUISVILLE , Juno G. The republican
state convention convened at 2 p. m. at the
Auditorium , which seats G.OOO , and was filled
to Its utmost capacity. Hon. J. W. Yerkes ,
one of the candidates for senator , as chair
man of the state committee , made a strong
speech on the existing conditions In Ken
tucky and Introduced Temporary Chairman
George Denny , who Is contesting with
Colonel W. C. Owens the seat of Breckln-
rldge In congress. After Judge Denny's
speech the usual committees were appointed ,
the one on resolutions Including all the re
publican congressmen-elect from Kentucky.
Congressman Walter Evans offered a
strong resolution for a gold standard. It
was referred to the committee on resolutions.
An Invitation to appoint delegates to the
coinage convention at Memphis was tabled.
Congressman Evans was made permanent
chairman und Samuel J. Roberts , editor of
the Kentucky Leader , secretary.
It was ascertained that the committee on
resolutions was having difficulty on the free
silver plank. Colonel Bradley and other
leaders appeared before the committee and
Insisted on a compromise silver plank. The
convention remained In session up to 5:30 : ,
filling in with speeches , when It took a
recess until 7:30 : , awaiting the report of the
committee on resolutions.
On reassembling tonight the committee on
resolutions was unable to report and favor
ites were again called out for speeches , until
9 p. m. , when the platform was unanl-
mously adopted.
The platform charges that the recent re-
ducllon in wages , decline In exportatlons ,
general depression of business , shrinkage In
values and labor agllatlon have all been duo
to the apprehension of business Inlcrests
as lo recent threalencd tariff changes and
the want of confidence In democrallc man-
agcmenl. Conllnulng , Ihe resolullons de
clare : "This apprehension , accompanied
wllh subsequent democratic legislation , made
by 'party perfidy nnd dishonor , ' has served
In many respecls lo Increase ralher Ihan
diminish national disaster. Under Iheso clr-
cumslances Ihe currency qucsllon has been
i forced Into undue prominence , and the dem
ocratic party has seized upon that Issue , to
Ihe exclusion of nil others , for Ihe purpose
of diverting public attention from the con-
templallon of the ruin Its vicious policy and
miserable mismanagement has wrought ,
"We are opposed to the free and unlimited
coinage- sliver , believing It would Involve
the counlry In financial ruin. We bellevo
In a sound currency and In Iho use of both
gold and silver for coinage , provided always
that a dollar In one Is made precisely as
valuable as a dollar In Ihe oilier.
"We favor n lurlff so regulated as to pro-
tccl Ihe inleresls of all classes of our clti-
zens upon articles that may bo successfully
manufactured or produced In this country ,
sthus Insuring gdod wages lo Iho laborer and
a home market to the producer , and In con
nectlon wllh this we favor the re-cslnbllsh-
mcnt of the doctrine of rcciprocily. Wo be-
1lleve lhat such n system would defray every
governmental expense , gradually liquidate nil
Indebtedness , restore public confidence and
relegate to the rear Iho undue cxcllmcnt
now prevailing concerning the currency. In
view of the past financial history of the dem-
cocratlc party , Us devotion to Iho old slale
bank syslem and wildcat tendencies , we af-
efirm that Iho republican parly Can be more
safely Iruslcd lo regulale Iho financial sys
lem of lha nation.
"We favor an American policy which will
protect Americans and American Intcresls
In all parts of the world at all hazards , nnd
will sympathize wllh strongly republican
governments , rather than Ignorant mon
archies. "
State Chairman Yerkea presenled Ihe name
of Colonel W. O. Bradley for Iho nomination
for governor. The nomination was made
by acclamation , with continued demonstra-
tlons until Colonel Bradley was escorted to
; Ihe plalform. After thanking Ihe convention
and accepting the nomination for governor
Colonel Bradley reviewed recent political
- changes In Kentucky and on the financial
plank said :
"Tho platform of today Is but a repellllon
of the platforms of the past. It demands
protecllon for every American Inlerest , pro-
tecllon for Iho producer , protection for the
manufaclurer , prolecllon for the laborer and
protection for the currency. It denounces
the heresy of the free , unlimited and Inde
- pendent coinage of silver , and It will pro
tect the people from the dishonor of repudia
tion. It has said before and repeats It now ,
Ihnl every dollar should bo of equal value
with every other dollar , and that every
promise to pay a dollar shall be as sacred
as a soldier's grave and worth 100 cents
wherever files the Hag. It favors the send
of gold and silver of equal purchasing and
equal debt-paying power , and will preserve
for every son of toll the same dollar that Is
held by the richest millionaire In the land .
We heartily sympathize with the Intelligent
business men of the democratc party who
agree with us on this question and ask them !
to stand by and help us In an honest effort >
to preserve the nation's credit. " His In
- dictment of the national administration was
very severe , and for almost an hour he de -
nounced the democratic management of state
o.ffalrs In Kentucky.
The names of eight candidates for the lieu
a tenant governorship were presented and after
balloting until midnight without result the
convention adjourned until tomorrow morn-
. Ing.
Colonel Bradley says he will visit each of
- the 119 counties and make an aggressive
campaign. Leading republicans of other
states have promised to assist him.
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biiviu'.s ; ruiKNos IN IOWA.
lc Molnei Convention Doclnrcs for the
White Mrtnl'H Supremacy.
DES MOINES , June 5. ( Special Telegram. )
The alleged non-partisan free silver state
convention held hero today was very poorly
attended and was composed principally of
the same old crowd of populists and free
coinage democrats and republicans. The
most notable exception was Amos Stcckcl , air
banker of Bloomfleld , la. , who has been a
life-long republican. He was made chair !
man of the meeting and otherwise put forward
ward for the purpose of attracting atten
- tion. None of the leading sllverltcs of other
-
- states appeared , as was expected. The prin
, cipal Item of Interest was a letter from
United States Circuit Judge Henry C. Caldwell . -
. well , In which he says In part :
"I have no hesitation , therefore. In saying
' that I am In favor of the Immediate and
. unconditional free coinage of gold and sil
ver at the ratio of 16 to 1 , making the sil !
ver dollar the unit of value as It was under
. the act of 1792. Whether the act of 1792
was or was not suncptltl mly rcca'ed ;
one thing Is certain , the question of Its re
peal as never made an Issue In the pol
itics of this country tnd the voice of the
people Was never taken upon It at the pollt
or In any other manner. No party or fac
tion ever demanded Its repeal , and the people
. ple and many senators and representa
tives In congress at the time of Its repeal
wure Ignorant of the fact that It had been
repeal ? ! ! until long flfter the passage of thi <
rcpral. The question now IB , will the people >
. ple ratify that repeal or restore to the
statute book the law so repealed with'
| out their sanction * The people llhof
this country want neither a 50-cenl :
dollar nor a 200--ent d'j'lir ' , bul
the 100-cent dollar of tiielr fathers , which
without their knowledge or consent , was'
taken from them by the act of 1873. It IB
vi to expect England to voluntarily consent
la an International arrangement lor the free
coinage of sliver when by so doing the cost
tow her of our wheat and our tlvcr bullion
would thereby bo doubled. She will * purn our
supplications nnd with the arrogance and In
solence that such cowardly and pusillanimous
action on our part deserve * . What will move
England Is courage and. aggressive action
and not cowardly supplication. The Issue Is
sharply defined. Those wbo do not favor the
free and unconditional coinage of both gold
nnd s'lver ' at the ratio of 1C to 1 , making the
silver dollar the unit of Value , ns was done
under the act of 1792 , are for the single gold
standard. ' There Is no middle ground.
"I have the greatest respect for President
Cleveland , because ho Is ono of the lew great
party leaders In this country today who has
the courage nnil honesty to boldly own his
views on this question. The majority of
those who arc credited with being leaders of
their party are either as mute as oysters or
utter empty and meaningless platitudes In
the hope of currying favor with both sides.
I have groa',1 respect for a real live and
avowel 'goP/ bug , ' but only contempt for a
straddle bv * "
The meei'.g was continued this evening ,
addressed by Amos Steckel , General Weaver ,
ex-Congressman White , Rev. S. H. Basher
and others. The democrats will hold a meet
ing tomorrow.
Resolutions were adopted In favor of the
free and unlimited coinage of both gold and
stiver at the ratio of 10 to 1 , without the aid
or consent of any other nation on earth , and
asking all men of all parties who hold to the
doctrine thus cxprewcJ to vote for only such
candidates for state offices and members of
the next general assembly as will pledge
themselves ! to the principles above announced
and to make this the supreme Issue till the
pllver dollar of our fathers befully restored
to ' the people.
THINKS UKMOCHACY WILL SI'LIT
Senator Thumton Predicts There Will Ito
Two Dnmocr.itla Couronttmii.
SALT LAKE , Juno G. Senator J. M.
Thurston , In an Interview today on the pollti-
cal situation , said : "At the time I opposed
Bryan for the senate I took the position that
the United States could not take care of all i
the silver In the world , but should take care
of the American product , under such condi
tions as would malic a sliver dollar as good
as a gold dollar anywhere. I believe the re
publican parly will make a declarallon sub-
slanllally the same as that of the national
plalform GC GI In 1S92. It binds the parly lo take
care of Ihc American product , and I believe
Iho obligation will bo recognized.
"The long wing of the democratic party ,
which fused to Ihe populists , will declare for
free and unlimited coinage of silver. I feel
now Ihal Ihero will bo two democratic con
ventions. When the convention Is hold I be-
llovo Iho free silver wing of j the parly will
bo In absolute control , Ihougn II may not be
able to nominate on account of the two-thirds
rule. I do not see how the republicans can
go any further lhan they did In 1892 without
declaring for Ihe free and unlimited coinage
of silver. The disposition of the silver repub
licans ) lo boll Is only found lo any grcal cx-
lenl In Colorado , Montana , Wyoming , Idaho
and Nevada. The republicans of Oregon ,
California , Washington and the Uakolas will
support the party declaration. "
Being asked aboul Iho slant ! of the repub
lican party on the tariff ho said : "If any
body supposes that the republicans will ac-
qulesco In the Wilson tariff bill he Is very
much mistaken. I believe tariff will bo a
more Important question than "silver. For
myself , I bellevo to restore protection will
settle our financial Ills. I am a high tariff
I man and bellevo McKlnley is the best man
for president. "
HIOUX J'ALfJi Ol'Plt KIlIX TliaVllLi :
Kxnctlng- Mayor Snin'mpn'FlKhtlnc the En- , ,
.Urn I It } . ( Council ,
SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , June 5. ( Special. )
The matter of ex-Acting Mayor Sampson
leaving the city with $7 < ! 5 of the saloon fines ,
his indictment by the grand Jury for the em
bezzlement of this money , his nrresl and re-
lurn lo Iho clly from Sundance , Wyo. , Ihe
selling aslJo : of Ihe IndlClmcnt on account
of an Irregularity In the drawing of the
grand Jury and his being held In $1,000 bonds ,
lo appear before the next grand Jury , has
not blown over. Sampson has , since his re
turn , been lalklng freely on cerlaln mailers
nnd acting on some. Ho has served every
saloon keeper In Ihe clly wilh a nollce lhat
should he pay any more money Inlo Ihe
> anks , where Ihe corrupllon money has been
going , and nol Into the city Ireasury , Mr.
Saloonkeeper would be proseculed. This
acllon has made Iho oilier eleven members
of the city council mad and they propose to
take a hand In the game. They have prom
ised the saloon keepers support In the fine
: natler and Ihe keepers will pay llielr money
nto Ihe banks as herelofore. In Ihe regular
council meellng Monday night the eleven
olher members of Ihe council passed a reso
lutlon clllng Sampson to appear before lhat
body Friday night of this week and show
cause why he should not be expelled from
the council for misappropriating money.
Sampson , who had previously In the meeting
made himself more lhan ordinarily conspicu
ous , was severely squelched when Ihls resolu-
llon was passed and had nothing lo say. He
says now lhat he will plead his own case and
that he will see whether the council will ex
pel him. That evening lias been set aparl
by Iho male portion of Ihe clly for attending
the clly council meellng , and there te promise !
of rare fun. Sampson says lhat he will have
Messrs. Tomllnson & Day , publishers of the
Argus-Leader , Indicted for criminal libel , be
cause In their notice of his leaving the city :
with Iho saloon money Ihey prlnlcd Ma pic
ture. Ho says he will have Ihe case Irled
In Turner counly. as ho Ihlnks he would be
unable lo have Ihe edllors Indlcled here.
COAOHEa.triOSAL , tllSi > WX SUVIKTY
Dny Liirgelf Devoted to Kcports of Wo
man' * Work nuil ContrllitiUoin.
SARATOGA , N. Y. , June1 G. The Congrega
llonal Homo Missionary soclely resumed Us
sixty-ninth anniversary' today. Under the
heading of auxiliaries addresses were made
by Rev. C. H. Merrill , secretary of the Ver
mont Auxiliary society , 'and Rev. Dr. James
Tompklns of Chicago , secretary of the Illinois
Auxiliary society. Addresses were also made
by Rev. H. W. Carter of Wlscconsln and
Rev. A. L. Love of St. Louis. idk.
Mrs. Harriett S. Casiw.ell of Now York ,
secretary , presided at "the thirteenth annual
meeting of the women'st department. During
the year the department contributed $073,300
to mission work. She 'outlined the plan ofof
work for the yecr. Mtss. Anna Hadoush of
Braddock , Pa. , spoke of her mission work
among the Hungarians during the past five
years. An address wasHnale by Mrs. Joseph !
Cook of Boston Addrestes were also made
by Mrs. M. D. Mortal'of Oklahoma and Mrs.
Alice E. Barnes of Montana.
The business cession was held early this
afternoon. The following officers were
elected : President , pllver'O. Howard , Bur
lington , Vt. ; vice presidents , Joseph R. Haw-
ley. Hartford , Conn. ; Jlev. J. K. McLean ,
Oakland ; J. II. Merrill. Des Molnes , la. ;
Rev. E. B. Webb , Boston' ' ; William H. Alex-
andrr , Omaha , Neb. : Nclion. Dlngley , Jr. ,
Portland , Me. ; Rev , E. < U. Goodwin , Chicago ; ;
Austin Abbott , New York City ; Rev. E. D.
Eaton. Bilolt , WIs , ; H. Clark Ford , Cleve
land ; recording secretary. Rev. William M.S. reM. .
Hlllman , Hartford , Conn. ; auditor. George S.
Cos , New York City executive committee ,
clasa of 1805 George W. Hebard and W. I.
Washburn , New York City ; Itcv. C. H. Rich- :
ards , Philadelphia ; Rer. J. D. Klngsbury ,
Bradford , Mass. ; J. H. Perry , Soulhporl ,
, Conn.
Will Not II iy the NCMT
NEW HAVEN. June 5-rVlce President :
John M. Hall of the New York , New Haven
- & Hartford railroad , rclurned to this clly
- from New York lafo last night. He em
- phatically denied Ihe story of a deal belween ?
his road and Ihe New York Central to absorb
Ihe New York & New JBngland railroad.
i Striim-r t. I.oh'.a Siilluny. .
-
NEW YORK , June fj. The American Line
- steamship St. Louts left her pier at the foot
of Fulton Birecl promptly at 11 o'clock this
forenoon to enter upon her first voyage
across the ocean. ' he carried the full
, number of cabin and saloon passengers for
'
was'which she has accommodations.
ENGLAND SHOWS HER TEETH
Ports Given to Understand It Oan Temporize -
izo No Longer in Armenian Matters.
WILL RESORT TO STERN MEASURES AT ONCE
Sltnntlon Hctwcmi Great llrltntn und
Turkey Extremely Striilnod niul Joliu
Hull Will .MaIto it Formidable
tlcinunstratloii.
LONDON , Juno 5. There was much cxclto-
mcnt In London anil at the Foreign office
yesterday evening at the receipt of dis
patches confirming the dispatches from
Constantinople announcing that the
Turkish government had refused to agree
to reforms In Armenia which were de
manded by the representatives of Great
Britain , Franco and Russia.
All Ihe Foreign office officials , Including
the secretary of state for foreign affairs , the
carl of Kimberly , were at tiielr posts lasl
night nnd have assembled again at the ForPt
clgn ofilco today.
There Is a strong belief In well Informed
circles hero that the reply of the porto was
purposely drafted In unfavorable terms In
order to pain time. The sultan Is Invisible
during the Bulrnni , one of the two great
Mahomcdan festivals of the year , which Is
now being observed. Consequently the
powers , It Is asserted here , will now address
a stronger note to the porto and In addition
will back this up by a naval demonstration.
The crisis In the east Is already re
garded on all sides as being grave , and this
feeling Is Intensified by the news from Con
stantinople today telling of the panic at
Jlddah , the threatened attack of the Be-
doulns and the flight of Europeans who are
seeking safety on board the vessels In the
harbor. It Is freely predicted hero that an
outbreak Is Inevitable. "
There Is no question of the powers abating
their demands in any form , though there IB a
growing belief that Russia is backing Tur
key In the latter's refusal to agree to the
reforms demanded by the powers , for Ar
menia.
The full text of the demands of
the powers will bo published here today. It
makes over 3,000 words and the main points
of it have already been cabled.
The note of the powers In this connection
makes twelve distinct suggestions or de
mands In regard to Armenian reforms as fol
lows :
1. Ths eventual reduction of the number
of vilayets.
2. Guaranties for the selection of vails , or
governors.
3. Amnesty for Armenian political prlst
oners.
4. Return of Armenian exiles to their
homes.
G. Final settlement for common law crimes.
0. The Inspection of prisons.
7. The appointment of a high commis
sioner to supervise the reforms.
8. The creation of a permanent committee
of control at Constantinople.
9. Indemnity to the Sassoun and other vic
tims of the recent massacres.
10. Regulation of rellgous conversions.
11. Maintenance of the Armenian rights
and privileges.
12. I'osttlon of the Armenians in other
villages of Asiatic Turkey to be regulated on
the same basis.
FORTE'S ANSWER TO THE POWERS.
LONDON , June 5. The correspondent of
the Standard at Constantinople telegraphs ,
as follows : "I learn from a trustworthy
source that the reply of the porte to the
British , French and Russian notes in refer
ence to reforms In Armenia , rejects the pro
posal to appoint a high commission in Ar
menia and a mixed commission at Constanti
nople and proposes merely to apply the re
forms provided for In the old arlstarchlclde ,
which has been nominally In force during
the last half century. The reply also grants
amnesty to all Armenians who have been
Implicated in recent events In Armenia. It
Is believed the powers will now force a date
for the scheme , falling which they will en
force It. "
In an editorial commenting on the fore
going dispatch from Constantinople the
Standard suggests that the rejection of the
scheme proposed by the powers is a device
for the purpose of gaining time. The sul
tan , it says , must make his choice. He
must accept the reforms proposed or see
Armenia severed from his empire.
THICKS AIIE I'ANIC STUICKKN.
Serious Outlook Threatened nt Jlddtili nnil
r < ir 'iiiier I'leelnpf.
CONSTANTINOPLE , June G. Advices re-
colved hero from Jlddah , Arabia , a seoporl
of Mecca and Ihe scene of Iho recenl
murderous assault on Iho consular officers of
Gieal Britain , Russia and France , announce
Ihal a panic prevails Ihere and lhat It Is
feared the Bedouins will atlack Ihe town.
The latler are held responsible for Iho al-
tack upon the consuls which resulted In the
death of the British vice consul , and a
number of them were arrested In cense
quence. This has caused an angry feeling
among the Bedouins , who demand the re
lease of those apprehended and'threaten to
use force If the'lf demand is not complied
with.
The situation Is so serious that the
Europeans of Jlddah are hastily seeking
refuge on board the merchant vessels In the
harbor , taking with them all they possibly
can of their belongings.
It is also stated in the advices from
Jlddah that the arrival hero of the British
Mediterranean squadron , numbering sevcn-
teen war ships of various classes. Is anxiously
expected even by the Turkish authorities , as
the garrison Is very weak.
In addition to the arrest of those sup
posed to have been connected with the as
sault on the foreign consuls , animosity has
been aroused by the quarantine measures |
which the Turkish government has been
compelled to take at Mecca , at the Instance
of the powers , In order to prevent llui Intro
duction of cholera Into northern ports by the
return of Infected pilgrims from Mecca. In
fact. It Is believed that the sanitary measures
were the real cause 01 the attack upon the
consuls. The measures referred to were
quite recently taken under severe pressure
of the powers and at the Instance of the
Turkish International councils of health , for
the purpose of cleansing the holy places fre
quented annually by EO many thousands 'Cof
pilgrims. These sanitary Improvements be
gan In April last at Jlddah and at other
towns of the Ilcjaz or pilgrim districts of
Arabia , and they Include the building of
hospitals , the frequent disinfection of the
places resorted to by pilgrims , the selection
by the health officers of the camping places ,
furnishing wholesome supplies of water and
provisions and general sanitary supervision
over the pilgrims. To this new order of
things the latter have been strongly ob
jecting , looking upon It as an unwarranted
Interference upon the part of Europeans In
their religious customs , and It Is feared that
the so-called holy men are excltjng the
pilgrims against the Europeans , believing
that their old-time privileges and profits will
be swept away If the march of sanitation Is
not stopped ,
The envoys of Great Britain , Russia and
France In this city arc awaiting Instructions
from their Kovernmcntg - in regard to the
situation of affairs at Slffdah , aa well as
regarding the refuial of the Turkish govern
ment , as exclusively cabled by the Asso
ciated press yesterday afternoon , to agree goto
the reforms In Armenia which have been :
proposed by the powers. In this connection
the situation of affairs Is unchanged. The
Porte's reply , however. Is regarded as 'hea
momentary success for the military party.
On the other hand , the policy of Turkey In
Oils matter Is criticised by the Ottoman
statesmen , who regard the I'orte's action as
disastrous to Turkey.
Fnrmn'lnit Itrpulillo Collipir .
HONG KONG , Juno 5. The republic of
Formosa baa collapsed , Us president has
escaped tfom the Island and the foreigners
residing there are la safety. The Chinese
became disorganized at the approach of the
forces In the northern part of the Island
Japanese troops and the soldiers of the
president of the republic Joined the mob In
rioting , looting and burning the government
buildings at Talpch Fu and llobe.
KXl'ii : : ITlON TO Alt ) Till : CUIIANS
One Itnnil Oulticrlnc nt Ilnupliln Inland
unit Another nt Mobile.
HAVANA , Cuba , Juno G. The government
authorities have Information of an expedition
from Dauphin Island and other places In the
hay of the Mississippi river , which Is being
filled with a considerable armed force to aid
the rebels here. The United States authorities
at Washington and the Spanish legation there
have been notified and ore Informed of all
the movements at the expedition and the
names of the ships In use. The authorities
also have their eyes on seine suspicious
movements about Mobile , Ala.
In reply to direct inquiries the acting cap
la tain general pays there Is no truth whatever
In recent reports that Marti Is still alive.
He says the coruso of Marti has been Identi
fied beyond the slightest question. No news
concerning Maximo Gomez has been received
since May 2 , the day of the fight at Dos
Illdp , where Marti was killed and Gomez re
ported as wounded. The acting captain gen
eral says that the reports that Marti Is allvo
J
are ; being circulated by Cubans for the ex
press purpose of keeping up the courage of
people Interested In the expedition now ren
dezvousing at Dauphin Island.
Ol riCKIlM OO.MH TO IILOWS.
Turkish boldlor Anvinlts n Frenchman nnil
In Arrrfttoil.
CONSTANTINOPLE , June 5. In a ills-
pule here loday between a Turkish officer
and the officers of n French steamer re
garding baggage the former drew his sword
and wounded ono of the French officers.
The Turkish officer was arrested. The
French embassy promptly demanded _ satis
faction from 'the Turkish Koverhmcn't and
the latter agreed that the Turk should be
tried by the French law.
Insurgents Cnpturod by Ilrgulnr * .
HAVANA , Juno G. The police of Santi
ago do Cuba have captured two prisoners belonging -
longing to Maceo's band , who wcro found
to be In possession of documents connected
with the Cuban committee of New York. A
dispatch from Guantatiatno , Santiago do
Cuba , announces the surrender of forty-four
Insurgents at that place , and nt Sagua do
Tnnamo In the same province , an additional
band of forty-five dispirited Insurgents , it
is asserted , has given Itself up to the author-
ties , who are awaiting more desertions.
The troops stationed at Jlguabos have had
a skirmish with the Insurgents , who" lost
two killed , and another encounter took place
at Savanllln on the railroad to Santiago de
Cuba and not for from Jlguabos. In the
latter encounter the Insurgents wore dis
persed with one of their number killed.
The volunteers from Alto Songo have had
a brush with Insurgents at Banalt nnd the
enemy retreated , leaving a number of sad
dled horses behind. At Jobo nnd Arroyo
Narrango bands of Insurgents have been sur
prised by the troops and compelled to re
treat leaving four dead. The volunteers
from Palmar were attacked near Signal and
the enemy lost two killed. Ono prisoner
and a quantity of arms were captured.
Nnv l OHIcor * Kittertuliiort nt Southampton.
SOUTHAMPTON , Juno G. The mayor of
Southampton gave a lunch today In honor of
the officers of the United States and Italian
warshlos now in these waters. There was
a distinguished company present , Including
Warner S. Klnkcad , United Slates consul
here. The mayor proposed the health of the
president of the United Slates. In toasting
the olficers of both squadrons the mayor dwelt
upon the fact that , such Interchanges of
courtesies were doing much for the preserva
tion of peace. Admiral Klrkland in replying
said that ho and his officers had been much
Impressed with the reception they had mot
with since their arrival at Southampton and
recounted some amusing experiences of his
career In the UnltoJ States navy.
The mayor of Southampton this evening
gave a banquet to the officers of Iho United
States steamers Now York , San Francisco
and Alllanca. Captain Evans of the Now
York made a speech.
Shot III * Superior O.tlrnr ,
MADRID , Juno 0. Captain Clavljo , who
shot and seriously wounded Captain General
Prlmarlvcra after the latter had refused
him the hand of his daughter on Monday
last , was shot at 8 o'clock this morning.
The captain was tried by court-martial and
sentenced to death yesterday. Ho displayed
marvelous fortitude and composure until the
last.
last.Tho
The soldiers who executed Captain Clavljo
had to fire at him throe times. Clavljo first
fell with three bullets In his head , and ho still
moved after a eoldler had fired another shot
Into his head from under his chin. Even
then the captain moved , and ho did not die
until another soldier fired a bullet through
his heart. The scene created great excite
ment among the crowd of horrified spectators.
limurgpni * Invndo Sun In Clura.
HAVANA , Juno 6. Bands of Insurgents
from the province of Puerto Prlnclpo have
Invaded the province of Sanla Clara. Gen
eral Huquo Is concentrating his troops at
Sanletl Splrclus , norlh of Trinidad , In Iho
province of Santa Clara. Colonel Rlzo , In
conjunction wllh Major Armlnanl , who has
been In pursuit of Insurgents , has had an
engagement with the Insurgenls at Llmonar.
The Insurgents left two dead nnd ten
saddled horses on Ihe field. Captain General
nMartinez do Campos has arrived al Sanlell
Splrolus , where he met with an enthusiastic
reception.
The Insurgent band , commanded by Macco ,
has burned the village ot Sevllla , near Ihe
mines of Juragua , Santiago de Cuba.
Cluvrliimlonld lln U'dromt-d In
LONDON , Juno G. The Daily. News this | |
morning , In a leading article , headed "Why
Cannot the President of a Republic Go
Abroad ? " discusses the desirability of the
presidents of Franco and the United States
visiting England as a means of Increasing
friendly relations between these countries. !
Continuing , the News says : "We should 8.be
delighted to receive a visit from the presi
dent of the United States. There Is surely
no reason why the pleasure of travel and
delight of visiting foreign capitals should bo
left to monarchs alone. "
III ? lloum In Coait Irrigation.
lal
papers have been signed whereby the Columbia
BlS
umbia Colonization company became possessed
She
sessed of all right , title and Interest of the
Victor Reservoir company and the purchasers
took formal possession of the property. Gen
eral C. H. Howard , who Is acting for the
Chicago syndicate , states the company has
J500.000 which will bo used at once In de
veloping the reservoir and building distribut
ing ditches to Irrigate lands.
Ilcformrd ' hurrh of Hnlhind ,
GRAND RAPIDS , Mich. . Juno C. The
opening eesblon of the general synod of the
Reformed Church of Holland began this
afternoon. Two hundred and fifty dele
gates are present. The chief business for
today Is the election of a president to suc
ceed Dr. Collier. The retiring pesldcnt ;
preaches his farewell sermon tonight. The
session will last a week. Many distin
guished clergymen are here.
I.llil > rnl KnllRlnu *
CHICAGO , Juno 5. The American Con
gress of Liberal Religious Societies held Ha
opening session laet night In Slnal temple. '
Rev. F. E. Dewherst of Indianapolis W. L
Sheldon of St , Louis , Rev , J , M. Pullman of
Lynn , Mass. . Dr. H , W Thomas of Chicago ,
Rabbi Hlrscb and others vpoko. In the au
dience were representatives of thirty-five
towns from MotEachuseUa to Dakota.
SHORT LINE CASE UP TODAY
Last Battle for the Important Link Being
Fought at Suit Lako.
PROBABLE RESULT OF THE LITIGATION
Govern input' * Intercut * Mny Ho I'rolecUd
hy the Appointment of a Union I'n.
clllo Mnn to Act trllli I'BIIII
ns Itecrlvcr.
SALT LAKE , Juno G. ( Special Telegram , )
A . number of prominent Union Pactfla
officials and attorneys dropped Into Salt
Lake this morning from Portland , and dur
ing the day they have been preparing for
the great contest to bo waged on the re
ceivership question be'foro Judge Merrill
tomorrow. In Iho party wcro John SI.
Thurston , Thurston's law partner. R. 9.
Hall , who comes direct from Omaha ;
Wlnslow S. Pierce , attorney for the first
mortgage bondholders ; E. P. Sanboru ot
St. Paul , George R. Butler of Omaha , Max-
field Storey and George P. Colby of Boston.
John M. Egan , who expects to be Short
Line receiver , also arrived and was Inter
viewed during the day by The Bee corre
spondent. Ho did not desire to talk on the
question of the receivership while the mat
ter was pending In court , but stated that
Salt , Lake was the place for the head ot the
system : , and If his appointment was con
firmed ho would make this city his head
| j ,
quarters. He also remarked that ho In
tended to make no sweeping changes among
Short Line employes. Beyond his personal
staff very few now men would bo brought
out.
out.Mr.
Mr. Egan ts not prepared to reveal tin
personnel of his staff until the courts get
through with the receivership case. How
ever , a gentleman known to bo on confi
dential terms with the receiver makes the
prediction that his general traffic manager
will bo P. C. Stohr. now general freight
agent of the Chicago & Greal Western. 0.
R. Berry , assistant general freight agent
of the same road at Vt. Joseph , will prob
ably bo general freight ngcnt , and It Is be
lieved that C. II. Holdrcdgo of SI. Paul
will bo general passenger agent , notwith
standing that gentleman's denials. For
this latter position , however , J. V. Parker ,
formerly connected with the Union Pacific.
Is mentioned by people who claim to have
Inside Information.
It was learned today that the American
Loan and Trust company would not ask to
have the Southern lines oxceptcd by Judge
Merrill. It Is willing to take Iho enllro
system , and expects to bo compelled to
pay the Interest on the Utah Soulhcrn anil
Ulah Southern extension bonds , which will
on August 1 amount to about $3 5.000.
It IB staled that Judge Mcrrltt Is Inclined
to protect the government's Union Pacific-
Interests In all ways possible , which leads
to a belief In some quarters that ho will
appoint a Union Pacific man as Joint re
ceiver.
MAXIMUM. 1'IUSIOHT UATtt CASE
yucttloii of Jurisdiction of Court of Ap-
pimlo to He Dccldi'd Mondiiy.
John L. Webster returned from SI. Paul
ycslerday , where lie _ has been In attend
ance upon the United Slates court of ap
peals I to submit the preliminary mailers In
the I maximum freight role cases.
On Monday morning there was submitted
to the court the several propositions which
counsel for the respective fides Intend to
argue. This was done at the request of Iho
courl HO lhat the court might determine In
advance whether Iho cases were such as
Unit courl should hear or whether Iho cases
t'hould bo ccrllfled lo Iho supreme courl ot
Iho United State. ? .
The following morning the court announced
thai It had partially considered the question
of Jurisdiction of the courl of appeals lo hoar
Iho case , ? and was willing then to hoar argu
ments from counsel upon the point , whether
Ihc cases should nol go lo the supreme court
of Iho United States. Thereupon lha cases
were submitted lo the court on briefs them
on Jilo covering Ihal point.
Tuesday afternoon the court announced that
II desired furlhcr lime to cpnslder the ques
tion submltto.1 and that no further order
would bo made In the case until next Monday.
Mr. Webster states lhat ho has had the
record prepared- take the cases direct to the
supreme court of Ihe Untied Slates , In view
of doubt on Iho Jurisdiction question , and lhat
Iho cases will be carried to Iho tmpremo
court of Ihe Unlled States Irrespecllve of lha
ruling of the court of appeals.
If It Hoc * , Thru Wlmt ?
"If the Short Line BO B , what will be the
policy of the preaenl receivers of the Union
Pacific ? " la the question asked by railroad
men.
Everywhere In Overland circles specula
tion Is rife as lo Jusl what will bo done by
Iho receivers lo couiuaiuct the divorcement
of a line of rails which for years has proven
of great advantage to the Union Pacific
system.
Among those who are In a position to
know , vital changes are expected. There
will bo a reduction , necessarily , In the
forces at headquarters. Some departments
may be entirely wiped out nnd a curtail
ment along the whole line Is expected.
Bul Judge Merrltt may so surround his order
with conditions lhat even Hie American
Loan and Trust company , with all the mil
lions behind it , may ucsltale even In a
eplrll of bravado lo toke Iho properly which
It has so earnestly labored for.
What today will bring forth of weal
or woo for the Union Pacific Is purely prob-
lemallcal wllh officials. The forces , how
ever , are galherlng In Salt Lake and Judeo
Merrltt Is looked upon as a fair , upright
jurist who will surround the Interests In his
jurisdiction wllh all Ihe legal requirements
necessary. Should bo decide to attach ,
however , to Ihe Iransfcr all of Iho Interests
In his lerrllory It may be too great a bur
den to bear even by tmch a corporation ai
the American Loan and Trust companr. H
Is said that thn American people do not like
lo part with their hard-earned dollars op a
contingency , and this factor may play a
prominent part In the hearing loday.
SIIKKF Stl'.N irif.T. VWHT ,
Arming Their I'orro to 1'iotect Their
riork * ( rom ( 'nttlptnmi.
DENVER , Juno C. The News has Iho
following dlspalch by courier from Hahn'n
Peak , Colo. , wrlltcn Monday night' Three
days rfgo a body of armed men were carried
lo the sheep camp in California Peak In
covered frelghl wagons , presumably lo rcslit
the expected attack of cattlemen. U Is be
lieved hern the sheepmen have decided to
defy the Injunction of the catllemon by re
maining and continuing lo advance on the
cattle range. A steady encroachment baa
been noticed since the mass meeting fct
Steamboat Springs on May 19 , and as the
sheepmen have given out that they will Co
through Routt county or call out the entire
stale mllllla a conflict Is looked for. The
settlers around the Peak are oiling up old
guns , which have lain Idla tlnce the Uta
war of 1887. The town of Red Park , thr 9 ,
miles from the Peak , has become actively
dlnturhed and holdi a force lo bo ent to lha
rendezvous of the Hayden cavalry. Bcouti
left Elk River , at the foot of Hahn'i peak ,
thin morning to Investigate and report to
the general committee thin morning on the
rumored Invasion of Roult counly from
Wyoming.
Colonrl Coll'i Trial 1'oitponed.
COLUMBUS , 0. . Juno B , The trial of
Colonel Colt , commnnd > r of Ihe state trdopi )
auwho shot and killed members of the mob at
Washington Court House several months
ago , has been postponed uutll Outobtr 7.

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