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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , THURSDAY MOKNWGr , JUNE 20 , 1895. SIISTGKLE COPY FIYE CENTS. A KIEL'S ' CANAL ALL READY Represents Eighteen Years of Labor and ImmenEQ Sums of Money. WILL BE OPENED WITH G1EAT NAVAL POMP Imrncnko Oro\Til Of J'coplo In Attendance War Milp of Fourteen Nations Urann Up In I'cuccful Array Description of the Waterway. KIEL , June 19. There was a heavy down fall of rain this morning and for a time It seemed likely to jeopardize the succsss ot the fetes. Happily the clouds cleared away and brilliant sunshine , accompanied by a pleasant breeze , followed. As a. result , the streets were ollye with people nnd everywhere the greatest animation prvalled. Many ot the streets are decorated with triumphal arches nnd with greetings to the emperor suspended across the streets. The whole city presents n strikingly effective appearance. The flags of oil nations were hoisted along the Alstcr at noon and the sentries at the doors of the principal hotels denoted the presence there of the Imperial guests. Naturally the chief center of attracllon was the seaport , where the display of war ships attracted many thousands of spectator ) . Those of the United States , Great Britain Italy and Austria were specially admire ! Largo stands hidden by a profusion of flowers have been erected at the entrance of the canal. At 8 a. m. the war vessels of the fourteen nations present hoisted their flags to the strains of the anthems of their respective countries. The oltlclal Introduction of the foreign admlrala nnd commanders to the port captain and military commandant of Kiel occurred on board the Mirs and concluJed with the olllclal Interchange of visits. The Mars hoisted the flag of Admiral Knoor and the latter subsequently , accompanied by the commanders of the foreign squadrons and many officers of various nations , started for Hamburg In order to meet the emperor. COST OF THE CANAL. After the labors of eight years and nn expenditure of abaut IBG.000,000 marks ( SSS.MO.OOO ) the great canal which joins the Baltic sea to the German ocean Is ready for use. It Intersects the peninsula of Schlesvvlg-Holsteln from Brunsbuttel , near the mouth of the Elbe river , to Holtcnau , on the Kiel bay , and opposite that city , a dis tance of about fifty-nine miles. The en trances at both termini have have been pro vided with dock gates for the passage of vessels , both entering and leaving the canal. At the Kiel end the gates will be generally open. At the Brunsbuttel end they will be opened In normal weather during flood tide Tor a period of three or four hours each day. Each of the gates Is twenty-seven and one-third yards wide and the space enclosed by Ita walls Is 1C4 yards in length. The lowest possible depth of water at the Bruns- buttol end Is almost five fathoms and at Hol tcnau a trlflo more. The dock gates or sluices are operated by hydraulic power. The whole canal IB lighted by electricity , said to bo the longest distance In the world Illuminated continuously that way. Some 5,000 tall poles , taken from Bismarck's oaks In the Sachenwald , have been erected for the purpose and each light Is of twenty-five- candle power. The distance between every two poles Is about 2CG yards. The light fur nished Is powerful enough to enable navi gators to plainly discern the route by night. The two sluices at the terminal points of the canal are lighted up by arc and Incandescent lamps of divers power and the entrance points to the harbor and the sluices are marked by lamps of different colors. The power for this whole line Is furnished by the two main stations at Brunsbuttel and Holtcnau. At all those points where the canal runs through small lakes and ponJs , ol which quite a number Ho along the route , the buoys are lighted by gas. Steam tugs are stationed at each main gate to the canal to asslt the passage ol vessels and Insldo the gates are harbors foi the accommodation of vessels which have to wait for passage. The lowest possible ebl ot the water In the canal leaves adepth of four and one-hall fathoms and a depth of four an : three-quarters fathoms Is the desired deptl throughout. The width of the canal 1 : forty-four and ono-tenth yards. In travera Ing the canal vessels must be accompanied by special pilots and must not exceed ; speed of five nnd three-tenths knots. Thi time thus required for the passage ot thi vvholo canal , Including delay at the tw < locks , will average thirteen hours. Sallluj vessels must bo towed through the canal. FACED WITH STONE. Both sides of the new waterway are facoi with stone up to the surface of the wate and at Intervals of about 200 ycards stoni steps are let Into the wall. At convcntcn points near these steps stand posts for warp Ing lines , etc. Provision Is also made fo vessels to get out of the way of large ship of war which may bo passing through thi canal , seven widened passages occurring a distances of about six miles apart for Eiicl vessels to lie. Each of thcso widened pa ? cages Is 273 yards long and twenty-scvci yards wider than the canal Itself. At sev cral points the canal Is crossed by movabl bridges which when opened leave a fre space of fifty-four and one-fourth yards There are also a number of Ifcrrles. Tw finely constructed permanent railway bridge at Lovensau and Gruenthal carry the Kiel Flonsburg lines across the canal. The plor of thcso two bridges have casemnted but tresses attached , each capable ot holding 40 soldiers and portholes for guns wrought Int the masonry In times of war would bo use to prevent the enemy's passage. Each c these two bridges haa an altitude above hlg water level of 138 feet , admitting passag of the largest masts. From Brunsbuttel to Rendsburg , a dlstanc ot about thirty-seven miles , tha canal run northeast and thence on ta Holtenau alma ; duo cast. At Rendsburg vessels comln from Kiel , If they do not draw moro tha ton feet and are not over 130 feet In Icngtl can pass through a lock Into the Elder rlvc and thua reach the Gorman ocean. Large vessels will have to follow the course ot th canal. The purpose of the Baltic canal la a twc fold one , commercial and naval. As for th commercial advantages they result plain ) enough elnco the shortening of a voyag hitherto made around the Skagcr rock considerable. From Newcastle , Hull an London the saving In nautical miles Is 10 181 anil 239 respectively : from Dunkirk an other points along the French , Belgian an Dutch coasts the saving varies from 230 I SCO miles and from Elden , Bremen an Hamburg the t.ivlng Is 2S3 , 323 and 425 milt respectively. A similar saving of distant anJ tlmo Is effected for Baltic ports i Prussia. Mecklenburg and Russia. BRILLIANT FEATURES. The most brilliant feature of the series i festivities will bo the laying of the last etor In the building ot the canal and the Intel national banquet which Is to follow It. th marking virtually the close ot the ofllcl ; program ot festivities. This ceremony nl take place In the open air at Holtenau , an not ut tha lighthouse adjoining the- sluice as at first Intended. The spot where tt emperor will perform this ceremony on Fr day haa been embellished by handsome d < clKtii In landscape gardening and the llgh house. In close proximity , shows nlrcad the three bronre rollefs of Emperors Wllllai I , Frederick II and William II. BciiPal the relief medallion of the old emperor Is black mnrblo tablet , richly ornamented , c which U engraved In gilt lettering ; "II msjcKty , Kmperor William I , laid the corm ( tone ot the Baltic canal on June 3 , 1S8 nnd accompanied hU blows with the hammi by the words * 'In Honor ot United German to Her Permanent Welfare , In Token ot Hi Might nnil Power. * " Ihe memorial tablets beneath the etui two bronze medallions snow as yet no In scription , The lighthouse and the block of masonry Into which the emperor Is to place the finish ing stone are surrounded by enormous scaf foldings rising amplthcatrlcally In a semi circle and affording seating room for about 16,000. From these seats the whole space to vvhero the banquet Is to take place , and the bay where the International naval demon stration Is to come off , can bo overlooked at ease. ease.The The grand banquet , at which 1,000 guests will participate , Including the diplomatic rep resentatives of the various nations , will be given In a structure of original design , the latter being based on an idea of the emperor himself. The structure la a fac simile of a huge vessel of ancient construction In vogue In the seventeenth century. Three masts , each being 10A feet , were taken from the hulls of the Nloba and Glofne , the earliest two vessels ot the Infant German navy in 1850. The bowsprit Is part of the Moltke , another old vessel. With the two masts added , the total helghth of each of heso three masts Is 227 feet. The whole tructuro has a length of 413 and a width > f 132 feet , while the banquet hall Itself measures 334 by 67 feet. Ono hundred and fifty arc lights will fur nish the Illumination. The table arrange ments have been entrusted to Boarchardt of Berlin , who receives 100 marks ( $25) ) per plate , or $25,000 In all , which turn Includes ivlne , etc. . The kitchen In which the meat will bo prepired Is part of the structure , but divided from the banqueting hall by a wall screened from view. During the whole fes tivities the naval orchestra of the Sscind Ger- nan naval division will be on board the Im perial yacht , the Hohenzollern. At the ban quet Emperor William will toast the United States navy nnd the band will play "Hall Columbia. " * His majesty Is * expected to make an Important speech. The French admiral , Menard , will sit on the emperor's right hand and the Russian admiral , Skyrdloff , will b3 seated on his left. PLACE FOR PRIVATE YACHTS. Some 300 yachts and other private pleasure and passenger craft have been as-signed to positions In Kiel hnrbor and Immediate vi cinity. To enable the Hamburg-Berlin rail way line to bring the thousands of visitors from every part of Germany to the scene of the dedication , all freight traffic was ordered suspended on that line during the three days from June 18 to 22. The newspapers of the world are , of course , represented , but of the 250 who ex pressed n desire to participate by some rep resentative but 150 could bo accommodated by the government , the steamer assigned by the government to the newspapjrs being unable - able to conveniently convey more than that number. Of the 150 nearly one-half repre sent newspapers of other countries than Ger many. At the Imperial banquet but fifteen representatives of the foreign press will be admitted. At Holtenau there was a scene of feverish activity throughout the morning as the work men put the flnUhlng touches upon the deco rations at this end of the canal. The splen dor of the preparations Is the subject of uni versal admiration. The Imperial tent Is richly decorated and stands out an object of great Interest. In this tent his majesty will entertain the Invited guests as already stated and will make a speech which Is likely to attract much attention. NEWSPAPER COMMENT. ST. PETERSBURG , June 19. The eadtnc , newspapers contain considerable comment upon the fetes at Kiel. The Journal de St. Petersburg , for Instance , says the opening of the Baltic and North sea canal Is nn epoch- marking event , not only for Germany , but from a commerc'al ' point of view , for all the nations sharing In Its traffic. The Novostl remarks that the acceptance by all the powers of Invitation to the fetes testify to the esteem felt for the German empire and Its monarch. The Novoe Vremya expresses the opinion that the canal Is a pacific enter prise of economic Importance from an Inter national point of view. The Bourse Gazette opposes the Idea that the canal Is built for aggressive purposes. PARIS , June 19. The Kiel correspondent of the Gaulois says : The Russian warships arc desirous ot partlclpitlng In the mourning of the French vessels upon the occasion of the anniversary of the death of President Carnet , June 24 , and will leave Kiel In com f pany with the French ships with flags at half mast. The Gaulois corrretiiondent adds D that the playing of the "Wachtam Rheln" by the bands of the British fleet has given 1 rlso to much adverse comment. ' CROWDED TO SEE THE EMPORER. e HAMBURG , June 19. At the Dammthot railway station during the morning large numbers of people gathered from the cities and surrounding country , anxious to obtalr a glimpse of the emperor and his sons upor their arrival. Throughout the morning peopl ; streamed Into the city from all parts anO between 12 and 1 p. m. traffic through the main thoroughfares was entirely suspended The pedestrians concentrated along the route to the Rithaus and around the Alstock , AI' sterwal , Neurwall nnd other leading thoroug fares. In spite of the Immense crowds as sembled throughout the gaily decorated city the most perfect orJcr was kept by thi nounted police and there were no soldier : visible , except the soldiers In front of hotel ; where the Imperial guests arc entertained. At the luncheon given at noon toda ; n the banqueting hall of the zoological gar dens 120 persons were entertained , Includlnt the king of Wurtemburg , ths visiting princes Prince Hohenlohe , the imperial chancellor : ho German ministers and the members o ; the Hamburg senate. The guests aftcrwan drove to the Elbe , embarked aboard a stenme and made a tour of the port. They wcr ; rccted everywhere with great enthusiasm. At 2:30 : p. m. the military and naval guarl were drawn up about the railroad statloi and at 2:45 p. m. Prlnco Henry of Prussia ar rived and drove off amid tremendous cheer Ing. MANY MILITARY OFFICERS. In the meantime the platform of the depo was thronged with military officers and rep rcsentatlvcs ot the press , and In a large am shady beer garden adjoining citizens an soldiers mingled , chatted and drank beer an coffee , while others bowled. The lujpcrlal train steamed Into the depo at 4:12 : p. m. , and shortly afterward the em peror and his four sons stepped out upon tn platform. Their appearance wa greetoi wit nn outburst of cheers. The emperor , who nil pcared to bo In the best of spirits , were vvhlto guards du corps uniform , crossed wit the broad ribbon of the Order of 'the Iliac Eaglo. On his head was a sparkling got helmet , surmounted by a vvhlto eagle. Th four young princes were dressed In whit sailor suits and were straw hatp. On the lawn In front of the rallroal .Matlo was drawn up a company of the Soventy-slxt regiment of infantry. The soldiers prescnte arms with wonderful precision and the-ban played "Hell die Kaiser" as his majesty ap reared. The emperor upon leaving the stt tlon Inspected the guard of honor rcferrc to , walking up the line of mounted soldier accompanied by the young prlncM and b Burgomaster Moenckeberg and ex-Burgomas ter Lchmcn , both of whom had served hi majesty at the station. The emporor. accon panled by Herr Moenckeberg , then drove o In a four-horso carriage with outrUcrs , an escorted by a detachment of the Flftcent hussars. The young princes and his majoUy sulto followed In other carriages. On tn way to the Rathause hla majesty was cheore by the Immcnso crowds ot people"lining tl route. DtTORATIONS OF THE BANQUET HA LI The emperor anlved at the Tiithaus t < i:30 : p. m. nnd was received by a guard < honor amid loud and enthuslattlc chcerln from the crowds In the vicinity. Shortl "bffoie 7 o'clock the banqupt In the grc ; hall of the Tathaus began. This hall , a though not quite finished , had been cspeclall , decorated and upholstered for the ocrjsb J tie an1) ) It presented a mo t brilliant ntptc U was splendidly lighted by electricity an the walla were almost hidden with lilstor it- paintings , draperies and flagi cf all natl > in. while rare phnts were freely u ed to off si the richness of the mural decoiullorn , jh th Ing n nice , fresh and soothing appearanc to the hall. There wan a loud fuiifrti ot tuimpcls as h majesty wulUcd to the head of the Imperil cr table * , bowing right and left on his v& ; iT.er 1II majetty gat with HIM regent of 'Uvarl , er Prince LultpolJ , the king nf Wurtemburg an the grind duke ot llevsn on hi * right , an cr with Burgomaster Lehman , the king i er ( Continued fi& gecoa\l TALKS UPON TEMPERANCE Worlds W , 0. T , U. Convention Meets at Queen's Hall , London. FRANCES WILLARD MAKES AN ADDRESS Speakt of the Iteintlons Kxlitliif ; Uctwcon 1'ovcrty anil llrunkennois niul Tells How They May Ito Chanced far the Hotter. LONDON , June 19. The third annual con vention of the World's Women's Christian Temperance union opened In Queen's hall , this city , at 9:30 : n. m. with u prayer meetIng - Ing led by Mrs. Charles Archibald , president of the Maritime provinces , Women's Chris tian Temperance union of Canada. At 10 o'clock the convention Was calle-J to order by the president , Miss Frances E. Wll- lard. TIio roll call of official members fol low eJ and then came" the appointment of committees on credentials , courtesies , finances and resolutions. Then followed the report of the executive committee , the address of welcome by Lady Henry Somerset , president of the British Women's Temperance association , and the singing of "There Are Uands of Ribbon Muto" by the white ribbon choir of COO voiced. Miss Wlllard then addressed the meeting. She took for her subject "Poverty and Drink , " and her address was , In part , as follows : Under the searchlight of knowledge In these later days It Is folly for temperance people to Ignore the mighty power of Pov erty to Induce evil habits of every kind. It was only our Ignorance of the condition of the Industrial classes Unit magnified a single propaganda and minimized every other that led the temperance peop.e in earlier days to believe that If men and women were temperate all other material good would follow In the train of this great grace. But we know now that the rapid progress of Inventions Is constantly diminishing the number of workmen re quired In the different lines of Industry. Wo know that within a few years a ma chine has been Invented Vvhlch sets typo without the Intervention of the human hand , so that one man can do as much with this machine ns live could accomplish In the same time without It. We know that electricity has but bepun to play Its part ns man's proxy In the world of forces. For Instance , by means of a platinum wire stretched between two poles and used as a saw , heated to whiteness by electricity , trees are now felled much more quickly and by a cleaner stroke than In the pist , and eight trees may be cut down by this method while one is being brought low by means of a\ and saw. The steam laundry successfully contests the washerwoman a means of gaining a livelihood. The steam p'.ow , thresher , roller and scores of other Ingenious contrivances aie replacing the silent force of the human hand by the. Cyclopean power of the unresting foice of steel and Iron , backed by na ture's most powerful agencies , harnessed by man's skllf There tire millions of men ami women In Great Britain and America who would gladly work , but the pitiless , restraining hand of Invention ind monopoly hold them back , so that an opportunity to e.irn their bread by the sweat of the brow- Is aheady fought for as strenuously as men in other times fought for their lives And the condition of things grows more threatening- , and must continue to do ns new laces enter the competition and rise to the level of utilizing all the Inventions of all the nations of the earth. DRIVEN TO EXCESSES. Under this pressure of relentless competi tion men arc giound Into dust , and that by a heavier heel than oldtlme tyrannies could boast , and they seek forgctfulness In those Indulgences who = o hallucinations deterio rate body and eoul. They drink and debauch themselves , they gamble , they seek gross scenes of amusement and revelry ; on the ono hand they try to forget and on thp other to crowd Into the brief space given them for recreation the utmost possible amount of sensation and delirium. I know that this position , which I take with a full understanding of the criticism it must Involve in certain minds , will be ccmtroveited by the statement that the al cohol disease , the opium craze , and the In sanity of ba'-e amusement Is not confined to the hand-workers of the world. It has passed Into a proverb that the unemployed rich and the unemployed poor live strangely parallel lines In respect to their Indul gences and tastes ; but the plutocrats form a very small group compareil with the great army of wage-workers , and It Is universally admitted that the habit of drink , and pthei disintegrating modes of living are slowly dying out among the Intelligent and fairly comfortable classes that live In the tempe rate zone between the two extremes. Nothing short of willful Ignorance can ac count for blinking the fact that poverty is pel haps the chief procuring cause of the brutal drinking habits with which whole areas of population are sodden throughout the English-speaking world. In view of these facts It Is moro thnr short-sighted folly. It Is unpardonable stub bornness not to ray criminal apathy. In us ns temperance workers If we do not clasj hands of Intelligent nnd earnest sympathy with the wage-worker and the unemployed We must lengthen our cords and strengther 6ur htakes until they reach so far over Inte the camp cf our bread-earning brethrer that oiirs shall be for evermore twc "camps allied" In thought and purpose t ( bring In the better day. We must bo nbli to bee that the eight hours law Is a tern- perance measure , a purity measure , a gospe measure , and nothing less , for by mean ! of the eight hours law one-third more met and women now unemployed , can find stand Ing room In the bread-winning battalions where they can fight for a free and Inde pendent life nnd a well ordered home. Thi living wage means not only that the wage earner shall live , but he shall live well. The reports of the superintendents wen read and at midday there was prayer b ; Mrs. Elizabeth Selmer , president of thi Denmark Women's Christian Temperanci union of Copenhagen. The prayers were followed by a memorla service In honor of "Our Promoted Com rades , " the memorial address being dellverei by Miss Wlllard. WORK AMONG THE SPANIARDS. Later In the day the report o Miss Allco Gullck of San Sebastian , Spain formerly of Boston , was presented. She said that In Spain the work Is large ) ; personal , as there Is no opportunity for pub lie work under existing religious conditions Many are reported as evangelists and teach ! era , and the graduates of the Internationa Institute at San Sebastian , organized unde the laws ot Massachusetts , are exerclslni Christian Influences over nearly 1,000 chll dren. In Spain It Is necessary to teacl the Christian doctrine as found In the re vealed word of God , otherwise many woul grow up almost as Ignorant as heathens It Is no small thing for a Spaniard to algi the pledge. An American has no Idea wha 1 It means , for wine Is more common tha : - good water In Spain. s. I The superintendent of the Sunday schoc department lecommendod that the Women' Christian Temperance union throughout th world unite In an effort to make the las quarterly tompsrance Sunday of 1895 , whlc falls on November 24 , a special tcmperanc day , not only In the Sunday school ! , but I the churches as well. Mis. Eva McLaurln , wife of Hon. Wtlllat McLaurln , M , P. , and member of the sul fr.ige board of the World's Women's Chris tlan Temp'rance union , presented tha frac chlEo report. She said ; "Our sisters I tha Unlte'l States have the great exampl of Wyoming to point to , followed quite re ccntly by Colorado and In a lesser degre ,1 by other states. New Zealand has galne * * the most complete success because she ha enfranchised every adult woman os wll t every adult man , and the result nf her firs . . election under the iy'tem justified th * clnngo. it. ALL WORKING FOR SUFFRAGE. ul "By all the leading Brltlih crgnnl/atlon 'c of women which ara free by their coniliu * tlon to express nn opinion the demand I et pracllcally unanimous for suffrage. Th * Scottish womat.'s liberal federation has take ce an equally strung attitude , and has repeal edly declared Its adherence to the cause c la woman suffrage and Its determination t al press the question forward In Parllamct when the registration bill of the got err ment Is discussed. The British Women' ' Temperance association , numbering 100.0C women , lias alco declared for the enfrar clilsement of women. Another organlratlo has recently been formed. It U a con mittee of iptcUIIjr reprcjentayve women jyt occupy prominent positions In all the po litical parlies and other associations , liberal , conservative , liberal unionist , tsmperanco and suffrage , united with Mrs1. Fawcett as president , for the purpose Ot obtaining the signatures of women to the special appeal to the House ot Commons In favor ot woman suffrage. Over 260,000 clgnatureg have been obtained. " liElllt.lHKA HASKJIH .illllKSTltn. Cnahlcr ot the Mlllletui linn's Detained nt llitltimoro Charged Trllh Forgery * BALTIMORE. June 20. W. J. Zlrhtit , cashier of the State bank ot Mllllgan , Neb. , has been arrested here on the charge of forgery , embezzlement , obtaining money under false pretenses and for violation ot the Nebraska banking law. He Is held awaiting requisition papers. ur.Ansiu\E is Aor Wlthdr.iw.it nf 1IU 1'nlrliiR .ArrntiRemrnt ( Inly Itc'fer-t to U'clcli IMncntohUshnieiit. LONDON , Juno 19. The sensation of the day In political circles here U the announce ment of tha Times this morning ( cabled by the Associated press last night exclusively ) that Mr. Gladstone has withdrawn from his pilrlng agreement with III. Hon. Charles Vllllers , M. P. , for the first division of Wolverhampton. The liberals are greatly alarmed at this action on the part ot Mr. Gladstone , and the unionists are correspond ingly jubilant. It Is learned , however , upon authority , that Mr. Gladstone's withdrawal Is on the Welch church disestablishment bill. The Westminster Gazette this after * noon says all the talk about Mr. Gladstone's dissatisfaction with the government Is noth ing more than rubbish. SHAItr TALK TO SPAIN. Haughty Don Itoqucntctl to Settle the Mora ( Jlalin at Once , NEW YORK , June 19. A special from Washington Indicates that the government has demanded that Spain pay'theMora claim of $1,500,000 or severe measures will be taken for Its collection. ' Antonio Maximo Mora was an American citizen owning valu able property In Cuba. During an Insurrec tion on that Island It was confiscated by the Spanish government. Should the Spanish government neglect to properly Impress upon the Cortes the Importance of granting the necessary funds or should the Cortes refuse to allow nn appropriation for Mora It may be necesssary to occupy Havapa and to retain control of the custom houses there until an amount equal to the Mora Indemnity lias been collected. OlixlKtcino'8 Action I u9n Comment. LONDON , Juno 19. The Times announcea that Mr. Gladstone has withdrawn from his pairing agreement with Vllllers because he wlslie ? to bo regarded aa having an open mind on the Welsh church disestablishment bill. In an editorial the Times says : "Blow upon blow has fallen on the government re cently , but none Is comparable to this , which means the withdrawal of Mr. Gladstone's moral support from Lord Ros bory's admin istration. The Immediate prestige of his name has enabled the government to weather some dangerous storms and ( t Is the very foundation of the political fabric of the present government. It Is hardly possible to escape the conclusion that ho extends his disapproval to tholr general policy. H Is be- llevoi that ho wanted a moro drastic dealing with the Armenian question. " Mexlrn Iliiriti : ; Munitions of * Wnr. CITY OF MEXICO , June , 19. Military circles are on the qul vlye over the report that the government has placed an order In Europs for 80,000 new Mondragon rifles and 80,000,000 cartridges for use In that Improved gun. The visit to England of Captain Bren- ton , commander of the corvette Zaragoa , In connection with the alleged pending purchase of two new war ships for the Mexican gov ernment , Is an Item of Interest In this con nection. Ailvlurd ( iomoz ta Quit , MADRID , Juno 19. A dispatch to the Im- parclal from Havana says that the au tonomists and several leaders of the last revolution have had a conference at Puerto Principe. After they had discussed the situ ation , It is added , they decided that the separatists were not In a position to con tinue the struggle , so a committee was ap pointed to go to Santiago do Cuba and ad vise Maximo Gomez to abandon the war. Itu'iln Prohibit ? lIluNplirliicuis Taper. WASHINGTON , Juno 19. The State de partment has been informed that the follow ing has ben added to the Russian tariff code 1 and sanctioned by tha emperor : "All goods and articles Invested toward religion , with an Irreverentlal , blasphemous or Impious char acter , provided with labels , marks , etc. , with religious designs of the same character , are forbidden to bo Imported Into Russia. " n Austrian MinlHtrr linden * . " VIENNA , Juno 19. Prince Alfred Win- dlscngratz , president of the. ministry of Austria , tendered the resignation of the ministry to Emperor Franz Josef today. A provisional cabinet is expected under the marquis de Bacquehem , who was minister of the Interior for Austria In'the cabinet which his just resigned. I'rcubyicrlans Take Up the School Question. LONDON , Ont. , June 19. The Manitoba school question waa before the Presbyterian assembly and the Anglican synod of Huron yesterday. Strong resolutions were Intro duced demanding that the federal govern ment make no remedial order nor Interfere with the government of Manitoba. I'rof , Huxley 1)inproil ly III. LONDON , June 19. Prof. Huxley , who has been In 111 health for some time past , suffered a relapse last week and ta now In a critical condition , owing to a complication of diseases. Cupturcd One of tha Uiilton ( inns ; VICTORIA , Tex. . June 19. Sheriff Sullivan _ has returned from his chase after the Dalton il gang. Lewis Johnson was , captured and the ir testimony against him la complete. irg I- JVttT LIKK THE JL.ll' CA&E. Kansiia Supreme Court 'I'lrr * n Warden Who Ilclil tu III * . | ub. TOPEKA , June 19. Bya 'decision ot the n supreme court today Warden Chase of the state penitentiary la formally , removed from office , giving J , Bruce Lyncb , recently ap pointed by Governor Mor rill' , possession al once. Chase was appointed by Governoi Lewelllng. Ills term had not expired , bul an Investigating committee recommended hli removal. The governor Issued the order 01 removal. Chase refused to tfet out. Lyncl accordingly brought proceedings before thi supreme court to oust him. The court vva : unanimous tn today's opinion and states tha the Investigation committee ls > the sole judgi of the evidence. The declaion carries will It no hope for the reinstatement of Senate ; Rogers , recently removed as regent of tbi State university. Ilf.L'H.\r.i TO COME 1 ! Wralcrn Lines Can lo Nothing with Iliul Itoiid on Hits Oai lilr. CHICAGO , June lO. The western line , are not EO sure today that they will holi any meeting In Denver on June 24. The ; cannot seem to make any progress with thi Union Pacific , and they cannot git aloni without It. No amount ( ) j endeavor hai been able to extract from the Union PadII an assurance that they will have anythlni to do with the reorganization ot the Weiteri Passenger aisoclatlon. It Is not practlca to think of reorganizing th ) Colorado traffl with the Union Pacific aa an outsider , am particularly a > It 8e ms to be just now ii a mood for reducing ratei. There Is a grow Ing opinion that It will b best for the-line to wait a short time and tee what RecMve 19 Egan of tU Short line will do. HAVE CAPTURED CLEVELAND Annual Meeting of the Leagno of Republi can Olnbs Opened , LARGEST GATHERING IN ITS HISTORY I'romlie of u Lively Struggle Ilctwecn the Friends of UuncU Monry mid the Advocntcs of free Silver Coinage. CLEVELAND , June 19 < The opening ses sion of the eighth national convention of re publican clubs adjourned at 1 p. m , today until 1 p. in. tomorrow , after dis posing of-1 all preliminary and rou tine matters' . There were no de velopments In the convention Indicating the contest between these wearing yellow and white badges and representing respectively the gold and silver standards , but In the committee room at the Aicule hotel and else where the fight continued. The committee on credentials had considerable amusement over the South Carolina contest. The com- mltteea on league work , rules and order of business had nothing unubual. The committee on tlmo and place selected Milwaukee as the place for the next convention , and referred the selection of the date for the nc\t con vention to the executive board , with Instruc tions to select any date after that of the re publican national convention. The postpone ment of the time to a date subsequent to that of the national convention was for the purpose of avoiding any contest on such reso lutions as are now confronting the delegates of the clubs. There was a movement to con clude the work with a banquet tomorrow night , but the agitation before the committee on resolutions during the afternoon and evenIng - Ing developed such differences that It Is not likely the convention will closs before Friday. The delegates from the west and south want to got away Friday. WAITING FOR M'KINLEY. As It Is known Governor McKlnley cannot get hero till Friday morning , there Is a gen eral dslre to wait for him till that time , and some charge that his friends are seek ing to prolong the session so as to have a big McKlnley day on Friday. Others charge that the efforts to expedite business so as.to conclude tomorrow night were In tended to give the delegates an opportunity to leave before McKlnley's arrival. The presidential booms have been looked after as carefully today as ever. The Iowa dele gates kept open house for Allison and the Hooslers are quietly keeping Harrison In mind , while the New England delegates use the Blalno tactics for Iteed. Mark A. Hanna , who Is close to McKlnley , has been keeping open house at ils mansion all the week. Today Mr. Innna gave a dinner at the Union league , at vhlch Major Osborne ( a relative of McKln- ey ) , Governors Nelson , Mcrrlam , Brown , and Clayton Powell , Moses P. Handy , Sena- ors Patton of Michigan , Clark of Wyoming. Carter of Montana , Thurston of Nebraska , Dubols of Idaho , Warner Miller of Now York , and others were guests. While Mr. lanna always believes McKlnley to be the man of destiny , he says he was never so icpeful for the champion of protection as ho s at this convention , owing to the expres sions for his ; favorite from other state * . He Iocs not think the silver question will em- > arrass the protectionists. It was conceded early today that the two .eadlng league offices would bo divided be- woen the gold and sliver men by making General McAlpIn of New York president and John Byrnes of Denver secretary. But to night It Is proposed to refer the selection of a secretary to the executive board. It Is claimed that A. B. Humphreys was first selected by the executive board and after ward selected by the annual convention. The silver men think th New York delegation , after feeling confident of McAlpln's elec tion , are seeking to avoid having an ultra sliver man for secretary. FIGHTING FOn SILVER. The feature of the day has been the silver fight before the committee on resolutions. The committee organized at 4 o'clock p. m. , with Congressman J. B. Iloblnson of Pennsylvania as chairman and II. B. Knowles of Delaware as secretary. The or- ganl/ation was against the sllvcrltes , but the latter were not discouraged and opened up the fight from the start. The committee was In open session till after C o'clock , when on motion cf Congressman Tawney of Minnesota seta , It adjourned till 8 p. in. for an ex ecutive session , at which time a subcommit tee of nlno was to be announced by Chair man Iloblnson and time given to the silver men and others for a hearing. The resolu tion of Uie silver men was offered , also other silver resolutions. The opponents ol free silver , through Mr. Hunter of Mis souri , offered the financial plank of 1892 , also the recent Ohio plank adopted at Zanes- vllle last month. The compromise resolution , attracting most attention was presented by Senator- elect J. M. Thurston of Nebraska , as fol lows : "We approve the declaration of the last republican national convention , that the American people , from tradition and Inter est , favor bimetallism , and the republlcar party demands the use of both gold ant silver as a standard money , with such re strictions and under such provisions , to be determined , ' as will secure the nmlntenanci of the parity of value of the two metals , si the purchasing or debt paying power of thi dollar , whether of silver , gold or paper , shal at all times be equal , and refer the mattci for a more specific declaration to the nexi republican convention , which alone has thi power to bind the party or make platform ! and declare principles. " There was no discussion of the tariff o : any other Issues In the committee , excep that of the silver plank , and no difference ! of opinion existed In the committee of forty six members except on the silver question Nearly all of the members of the committee ! were Instructed on the sllvr question b ; their respective state delegations , so 1 will not be difficult to adopt a report. Stll It Is conceded that these Instructions mak It almost certain that both majority am minority reports will be presented to th convention and that the silver question wll bo fought out on the floor tomorrow. Thi silver men still have confidence In thel strength among the delegates , although i majority of the committee Is against them After prayer by Rev. S. L. Dar sle Secretary Humphrey read the cal and addresses of welcome were mad by Mayor McKlsson and President E D. Woodmoareo of the Ohio League of lie publican Clubs. President Tracey of Chlcag then delivered the annual address , as fol lows : It Is my duty and pleasure to now for inally declare opened the eighth annuu convention of the Republican Natlonu league. Our last camp fires were laid upon th slopes of the Uocky mountains. In the hear of that vast empire which , with Its nevvc civilization and youthful vigor , gives t the nation new blood , now Ufa and energy From the noble peaks of these grand inour tains and from the exhilarating ntmospher of those beautiful valleys wo drew new Ir f-plratlon , new thoughts , and came fort from that convention well equipped for th campaign then before us. I congratulate you , as members of th republican clubs of the United States th positive and active force of that campaign- upon the great and overwhelming victor gained by our party. Hurrly In our pc lltlcal history has a party elected Its car dldutes by such great pluralities. In con gratulntlng ourselves upon the work c ' organization we must keep well I mind the fact that an Influence far mor potent than party organization had been t uaik among the voters. Never befor had the leaders of a great party demor Ftruted euch absolute Incnnaeliy for ni : ministering the affairs of the governmer us had the democratic lenders for tvv years previous to that election. It wn but a natural result Unit the people , dli ( -iiBUil with dcmocratl.Ktatewiunshli should grasp the opportunity to udrnlniHU a lasting rebuke to thai party. The dec tlon of last November sounded a note c warning to Uio world that the people o ! th United States once more and for nil de clared themselves In favor of protection to American industries ami American labor. It was the bugle note which awakened the sleeping Industries and brought new Ufa Into the business world. H caused the flroa of the American furnaces to again awaken to nn American demand ; It has put the wheels of commcrre In motion , and the glad hum of Industry must soon resound throughout the land. Enterprise , revivified , Is extending her arms of Iron Into new Melds , Into unexplored tcrrltoiy , never to ccaso until old mother earth shall have been made to give tip her hidden treasures In the furthermost cornuis of our terrltoiy. At such a time , when the buslm-ss world has thrown oft Its shackle" , when the pent up power and force of throe long yenis Is forming the current which will bring prosperity and happiness to all of the people. It Is most fitting that wo should Join lioio In a general rejoicing over the > oslbllltlos of the future. Wo should rejoice that wo nro young , and have presented to us the great opportunity of good times to come ; we should rejoice that wa nro Americans , youths of the youngest nation In history , and rejoice that wo nio members of the greatest politi cal party of the age ; 11 party which from the first has represented In Its member ship the Intelligence , patriotism and higher ambitions of thq leinibllc. Tlnit It Is with quickened step and loyal hearts , In har mony with the time ? , wo come together ns repie cntatlvcs of the llopubllcan National league In this great heart ot republicanism , this bp.mtlful city of Cleveland , to cxpresa our unbounded conlldenco In the Integrity of the republican putty , and renew our fealty to that party In the name of the great leader , the mnityiod president , under the shadow of whoso tomb wo nro as sembled. KNOWS NO SECTION. After reviewing at length the history nnJ achievements of the republican party , Mr. Tracey closed with the following : The republican party knows no cast , newest west , no noith or south , but one vast em pire. The party of all parties which best represents the Intelligence and patriotism of the Ameilcan people l < 4 the party of Lincoln , Grant and Garflold , ot ninlno and Logan. Let nil of us who love our coun try and partv and who believe that pildo In party Is prldo in country , go forth under the banner Inscribed with the gland achievements of the grand old party , and then , Inspired by the glories ot the past and the hopes of the future , the repre sentatives of the Republican National league will continue to lead the Invincible hosts of patilotlsm. A. B. Humphrey , who has been secretary eight years , ever sines the National League of Republican clubs was organized , today announces positively ho will not bo a candi date for re-election. This withdrawal Is In the Interest of General McAlpln for presi dent , McAlpln and Humphrey both being from New York. The silver men had another conference today and decided to wait until the appoint ment of the committee on resolutions before taking any action. If that committee Is or ganized against free coinage they will In sist on the consideration of their 16 to 1 resolution In the convention. Their glitter ing silver badges are the most brilliant paraphernalia in the hall or about the hotels and they arc still confident that the party must concede to their demands to hold the western states. Since the withdrawal of Secretary Humphrey the New York delegation promised the silver men the secretaryship If the lat ter would not oppose General McAlpln for pre ldsnt. The silver men have united on J. F. Byrnes of Denver. The Indications arc that McAlpln and Byrnes will be selected ad that the silver men may not place the name of Colonel Trumbo before the convention for president. E. J. Miller , secretary of the Ohio league , has been mentioned for secio- tary , but os D. D. Woodmanseo withdrew as candidate for president at the request of the McKlnlcy men. It Is thought that Miller's name will not be presented. Thomas II. Km Gee of Logansport Is a candidate for secre tary , but Indiana , like Ohlu , Tennessee and other states with prssldentlal posslblltles for next year , Is not asking for anything at this convention. ' The forenoon was -taken up mostly with music and cheering the entrance of leaders , the singing of the Cleveland Glee club being a great feature. AGAINST THE SILVER MEN. When Secretary Humphrey called the roll of the states to ascertain the number of delegates - gates and alternates It was ascertained that the states could report only these present and not the number to which they are en titled. This was against the silver men , whose delegations -were not as full as those of other states. During the call there were loud demonstrations when Tennessee , Mis souri , Kentucky and other democratic states were called. The greatest ovation was given to Henry Clay Evans of Tennessee. In his address of welcome President D. D. Woodmanseo of the Ohio league expressed regret that Governor McKlnley was pre vented by his Kansas engagement from wel coming the delegates to Ohio. The refer ence to McKlnley caused a loud and con tinuous demonstration. Mr. Woodmansee desired to say , however , that Governor Mc Klnley would reach the city on Friday evenIng - Ing at the Hollenden , where ho would bo glad to greet all and say farewell to ono and all. The secretary announced that there were represented at the convention forty-six states and territories , the largest number ever represented at any previous convention of the league. Among the delegates were a number of ladles , four from Colorado , one from Now York , two from Washington and three from Illinois. The latter represented the Women's League clubs In the btatc. The American College league has ten dele gates present. Henry Clay Evans of Tennessee moved to refer all resolutions to the committee on resolutions without debate. An amendment to refer without reading was defeated , as the silver men protested. Mr. Evans' motion prevailed. The secretary announced that the state delegations should report their members of the committee on resolutions , committee on league work , committee on rules and com mittee on order of business at 4 o'clock , c. A meeting of the presidents of state leagues was announced for 9 a. m. tomorrow. At 1 p. m. the convention adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow to give the committees time to work. COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. The committee on resolutions Is : Iowa , James Blythe ; New Jcrrey , William A. DUB- tin ; Ohio , W. S. Cappeller ; West Virginia , Elliott Northcott ; Oregon , H. M. Cake : Ken tucky , M. McDonald Shaw ; Indiana , George W. Farrls ; Wyoming , F. M. Mondell ; North Dakota , R. N. Stevens ; Rhode Island , Henry Tlehke ; Georgia , A. E. Buell ; Louisiana , William P. Kellogg ; New York , S. A. Robin son ; Utah , C. E. Allen ; Tqxaa , H. F. Mc Gregor ; Alabama , R. A. Mosely ; Arizona , J , A. Sampson ; California , J. J. Gasper ; Arkan sas , John McClure ; Connecticut , L. M. Hub- bard ; Colorado , Byron L. Carr ; Pennsylvania , J. L. Robinson ; Nevada , William Glass ; South Dakota , H. J. Woods ; South'Carollna , Q , W. Murray ; Delaware. Horace Greeley Knowles ; Illinois , C. S. lUunells ; Kansas Senator Baker ; Massachusetts , Henry B Blackwell : Nebraska , H. I ) . Schneider ; MIs slealppl , James Hill ; Washington , Miles C Moore : District of Columbia , W. W. Curry New Mexico , A. L. Morrison ; Oklahoma , A J. Seavey ; Wisconsin , Henry Fink. While It la claimed that this commlttci lias a majority agalnpt the unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio ot 1C to 1 , yet the Bllvei men say they arc satisfied with the commit tee , and that they have such a largo numbei of their men on the committee that then cannot be any positive declaration against fre < coinage without such a minority report ai to give them a fair chance In the fight ot to the two reports In the convention. In the afternoon many of the delegate : and visitors went to Forest City park ti attend a big league picnic , where severe prominent men made Beeches. Others vlsltci various points of Interest In the city. The silver men from Colorado , Utah. Arl zona , Washington , Nevada , Wyoming , Idahi and New Mexico held a meeting today am decided to act as a unit on the silver ques tlon. It Is stated that Dubols will Introduc a free coinage resolution at the convention The resolution reads' as follows : Resolved , That the republican party , or gutilzcd to preserve the unity of the Unllei States , nnd eontlnued for the tole object o protecting the people thereof and maintain Ing their prestige an American citizen among the nations of the earth , Iff , by It . . traditions , committed to n financial po'lc ; o designated to conserve the ocnt Interest IB of nil our people and their varied ii.duMrle a-1 nnd to glvo to thP debtor equal lights wll ! p , i the creditor ; therefore , the republlcn er party IB unalterably committed to the ice ctoratlon of the bimetallic standard ICoptlnUjd on TMnl rage. ) Shortage of Oily Treasurer Exists for Mora Thau Eighteen Months. FORMER BONDSMEN MAYSIURE LIABILITY Uxnuilimtlon of Hooks Ycstcriluy Show * Walters \Vorjo Deputy Coulter buapcmlril bwnbo 1'rnctl- ciilly tu Churgc. Examination of the accounts In the city treasurer's office yesterday showed n some what worse condition of affairs than prevloui developments Indicated. It was discovered that when Bolln entered on hla second term there wtro then In tha cash drawer memoranda showing the with drawal of $11.000. It Is allegc-,1 tluit If thta money cannot bo found the bondsmen on the first term bond will bo liable , which adds another Interesting feature to the situa tion. These memoranda were not mentioned bf Comptroller Olsen when ho checked up the books of the city treasurer at the expiration of the first term and the beginning ot the second of Mr. Bolln's Incumbency. The In timation that the shortage extended over a period longer than the last six months la entirely new to the bondsmtui. When the accountants began their work Tuesday they proceeded on the theory that whatever dis ci epancles e\lstcd were to bo found In the entries slnco January 1 last , and their worlc has been only upon the part of the books for that period. It the accounts for the whole three years and a half ot Mr. Bolln's trcaburershlp must bo again gene over It will take much longer than was originally anticipated to ascertain exactly whore tl.o city stands. U Is oven possible that It will be next week before the precise figure of. the shortage can bo given out. Realizing that their task would requlro several days , the accountants decided not to try to perform the work continuously , and at 4 30 took a recess until this morning. So far It has been found that to city con tractors nnd others Bolln paid out $3,500 , taking In return personal bank checks , which had no deposits to make them good. It was found that the bookkeeper hail overdrawn on salary account $1,000. The bookkecpsr explained this by saying that Mr. Uolln n long tlmo ago had promised him $25 per month additional to his regular salary and had allowed him to take tha money from the drawer. WILL BE MORE THAN $20,000. It Is now thought that tlicro la no proba bility that the shortage will be found less than from $20,000 to $30,000. The more the work of tha ofilco la brought to light the looser seems to have been the methods by which the city cash has been handled. The advance of money on assign ments of warrants and on checks that were to bo held until good was made not alone to employes In the city building , but also to friends and people who had no 'connection with the municipal government. Mr. Bolln seems to have been unable to say no when asked to accommodate these people and had no hesitation In using the the public funds for that purpose when his private purse was empty. During yesterday a number - \ > t persons who had checks or assignments In the city treasurer's drawer called aiound to see If-they could get their tell-tnlo paper out. They were allowqd to redeem the checks by bubstltutlng thd money which they represented for them. The employes of the city treasurer's offlco are all at work and the business of the city Is not Interrupted. People who call * " to attend to the payment of taxes or to secure Information regarding city matters are being attended to just as If nothing had happened and Mr. Swobe , In the deputy treasurer's cage , Is taking In all the money , duo the city that Is offered. The bondsmen held another mooting yester day morning. Thomas Swobo was formally placed In charge of the office and Deputy Treasurer Jerome Coulter was suspended from ofllce , pending further action when the Investiga tion Is completed. This action was Insisted on by several of the bondsmen who have been , dissatisfied with Mr. Coulter since his recent dissipations were made public. BOLLN BECOMES MORE HOPEFUL. Mr. Bolln came down to his ofilcc as usual yesterday morning and spent the forenoon In consultation with his bondsmen. He took no active part In the affairs of the ofilco and probably will not do so until his affairs are adjusted. Ho was feeling much better , but his face and manner still showed the effects of hla continuous dissipation. According to his own statement all this Is a thing of the past. "I have learned a lesson , " said Mr. Bolln to a reporter , "and I will never touch another drop of liquor. It has been ic- sponslblo for all my troubles and I will never have anything moro to do with It as long as I live. " With respect 'o his situation and prospecta Mr. Bolln has but little to aay beyond the statement that he would come out all right. Ho said ho hail been drinking'heavily and had become so despondent that ho had meditated ending his own life. "It seems horilblc now to look back at It. I have had a terrible experience , but I am feeling better now , " ho continued. President Akin of the Board of Education Is authority for the statement that the board will take no further acilon until the Investi gation of the accounts of the city treasurer's ofllce Is completed and the comptroller has submitted his statement to the board na re- qulrol by the resolution ot Monday night. In regard to the $10,000 warrant which was drawn by President Akin of the Board oC Education Tuesday to pay the Interest ob ligations of the board , Mr. Swobo said that the amount would be In New York on time. The Interest did not mature until Juno 25 and before that tlmo the affairs of the office would bo entirely settled. Regarding the suspension of Deputy Ccultcr , Mr. Swobo said that ho was unahlo to tny at present what action would be taken. Coulter had been suspended until the In vestigation was concluded and what would be done after that was a matter to be settled In the future. It Is generally understood , however , that the bondsmen will Insist that Mr. Coulter's retirement shall be made per manent. Adam Snyder , ox-county treasurer , was asked what he knew with reference to the report that the shortage In the county treas urer's offlco which Is charged against him self was the fault of Bolln , who had pre ceded him In cilice. Ho admitted that ho had heard the subject mentioned , but fait ) he could not prove the statement anJ did not want to convict a man without the proof. "I am , " continued Mr. Snyder , "not euro that cither of the treasurers before me , Bolln or Rush , were checked up by the commis sioners. I think I was the first ono whoso books were cheeked. The shortage charged against mo has been growing le-a r ght along. It Is only n little over ? C,000 now , and I think If they checked the books over prop erly there would not bo anything , I know I never got any of the money , and I don't asa vvhero it has gene to. " Smith 1 > . ( Until Kntghti Trmptnr. SIOUX FALUS. S. D. , Juno 19. ( Special Telegram. ) The grand commandry ol Knights Templar of South Dakota In ten sion hero thU afternoon , chosQ the following officers : Grand commander , 1'rank A , Brown , Aberdeen ; deputy grand commander , J. .1. Castleman , Huron ; grncrullralmo , Joseph T. Morrow , Mitchell ; captain general , \V. T. Doolltlle , Sioux Falls ; prelate. Hcv. J. H. Ilabcock , Mitchell ; a < Mllor warden , George I ) , Ayres , Deadwood ; junior warden , Edward Coughran , fihux Fallt ; treasurer , H. B. Wynn , Yankton ; recoidcr , Gcorgo A. Pcttl- grew , Flandreaii , Huron wll ! probably b the place ot mcetlnc next year. I'corU M * nfrtcnir ng Uiiinpuir Amiens PKOKIA , Juno 19. The Pcorla Mai'ifac- turltiK cimp-ny made ar assignment thi * morning In Gcorgu K. Beatle , > . Bills paya ble are Jl'l,47i , ant ! bills iccHvuble ar $11,804