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SILVER'S HOSTS ASSEMBLED
Meeting of the National Convention of tba
Bimetallio League at Ohiaigo.
RESULTS OF ITS FIRST DAY'S SESSION
Knrneit Ailvncnlni of tlio Whlto Mntnl Do
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limrlm iif the Convention Ar-
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CIHCAOO , Aug. 1. The national convention
Of the American Bimetallic league met at 10
o'clock this morning In the First Methodist
church nudltorlum. It was the largest assem
bly of HKO character in the history ot
llnancl.il agitation. The features of ninny of
the scarred veterans of financial agitation
were visible In the heterogeneous assembly.
General A. .1. Wnrnor of Ohio , prcsldonl of
the Bimetallic league ; Congrcssmnn Bar-
line of Nevada , Congressman W. J. Brynn
of Nebraska , Governor Walto of Colorado ,
Senator Stewart of Nevada , Senators
Mantel of Montnnn , Shoup of Idaho , T. M.
Patterson of Colorado , Governor IColb , the
populist loader ot Alabama ; ICdllor Goodwin
of Salt Luke , Herman J. Taubcncck , chair
man of the cxciiutlvo committee of the pee
ple's party , nnd Senator Uubola of Idaho
were conspicuous among these.
When Chalrmnn Wnrnor of the Bimetallic
league called the convention to order many
of the delegates were obliged to stand In the
aisles on account of the smnlliiess of the
hall. Chairman \Variieropencd the proceed
ings by Introducing Mayor Carter H. Harrison
risen of Chicago , who welcomed the dele
gates to llio city.
.Mnyor llurrlton'i Ailvico.
"I wolcotno you wnrmlyj" said Mayor Harrison
risen , "bocauso I bellevo you have the good
of the country at heart. Some of you maybe
bo rather wild ; It Is said that
you are silver lunatics. I look
down upon you and am rather clad
to welcome such lunatics. It Is the crazy
men that march the world for.ward and niaitc
progress a possibility. They say that be
cause you bellovo in bimetallism you
nro crazy. If the action ot 1873
could bo blotted from the nnnnls
ot American pollttoa ! action I believe
that silver would bo worth $ ! . ' - " . > cents an
ounce. Bo wlso in your dolibm'ations , but
bo fearless. Congress is about to meet.
12 Glvo llio bcncllt of your deliberations to congress -
12V gross aim toll Grover Cleveland what the
V people of tho.Unlted StatosXvant. "
Hon. Thomas M. Patterson , chairman of
the Colorado delegation , responded to tbo
mayor.
Wnrnrr'H Ilmiuil I'lcturc.
Chairman WaVner ot the Bimetallic
league then delivered his opening address.
"The most extraordinary condition of af
fairs. " said he , "meets the as
sembling of this convention. The
earth Is yielding her ' fruits
in unusual abundance and a rich harrcst Is
being gathered under favoring skies , and
never before In the history of the country
has there been snch widespread distress ;
never before such a loss of confidence
nnd destruction to credit. Industries
nro everywhere breaking down and laborers
by tens of thousands are thrown workless
on the streets with waul staring them in the
face. Scores of banks lire driven lo suspen
sion. There lias been a shrinkage of hun
dreds of millions. In the value of
blocks and other property. To attribute -
tribute all ibis condition to sil
ver purchasing Is absurd. Under this law ,
since IS'JO. $ ir > 0 , < KX,000 have boon added to
our currency. Does anybody bollovo that
the presence of this $1,10,000,000 makes molioy
scarce and donrf The real object
lesson of the situation Is very
different from that which the gold
conspirators Intend. It enables us to see
the beginning' the shrinkage of prices
that inusl tiilco place in order to go to a
purely gold basis. The trouble Is In
tha chaugo in the money stnnd.ird.
The value of the money may bo doubled
cither by doubling the weights of tamlard
coins or by destroying half of the metal out
of which the coins are made. The establish
ment of the single cold standard Is equiva
lent to putting a value of Iwo dollars to ono.
It is doubling the unit and putting
property down bnc-linlf. This is what is
going on to do this , and to still require the
snino number of dollars In the payment [ ) f
debts and taxes IR lo sanction the in
of ono class by the other. "
He characterized the silver net of 187 ! ! as
n crime and said he was willing to have the
not of 1600 repealed if iho ether Sher
man law net of 1871) ) can irJO
repealed by the same bill. Lot both Shur-
limn laws go togolher and place Uio country
b.ick upon tno constitution and the law ns it
stood before lb"l. !
The committee on credentials was then
appointed , consisting of ono member from
each state , and n committee , consisting of
Lyon of Colorado , chairman , Hoagan of
Texas , Stark of Ohio. Washburno of Massa
chusetts and Fullenwnlor of Illinois ,
\viis appointed nn pertuunoiit organization ;
also a commitU'o consisting of 11 delegate
jfpr each state represented on rules and
order of business. The convention then
ndjournod until . ! JO.
The afternoon session of the convention
was held in Central Music hall , a building
capable of seating over ! ) ,000 with comfort'
Son nt the ( Ilil Uomiin for Clmlrnmii ,
Allen W. Thurman of Ohio was1 made
permanent president amid , great applause.
AVhlli ) the notification committee was mil
and the of the Hitm
report committee on creden
tials was awaited , Kobcrl Schilling of Mil
waukee wanted to he.ir n speech from Gov
ernor Wnlto of Colorado , but iho chairman
declared iho motion out of order , pcnillng
pormancutorganization. .
A committee nn rules and order of busi
ness was thun chosen and the roll of states
called for the appointment of a committee on ' '
resolutions. Mr. C. S. Thomas of Colorado !
urged thai each state name three members
of this committee , ono member from each of
thu thrco parties , hut Paul Vnndcrvoort of
Nebraska objected. "I hope , " said 10.
"that party differences will not bo rccog'x
nlzod In this convention. " [ Applause. ]
Mr. Fletcher of Colorado said that when
this convention adjourned It would beef
charged that II was under the domination of
one of the three great parties. In order to
obviate that , the Colorado delegation ad
thought It wise to ask that ono in em tier bo
selected from each ot the throe great polit
ical parllos In iho several states.
ICx-Sonator Hugan of Texas arose. , nnd In
response to loud demands mounted iho stage.
Said ho : " 1 understand wo nro here ns hi-
iiiotalllsts , without reference to any distinc
tion of political parties. The moment newo
introduce a partisan question In this conven
tion wo throw before It a mutter which i is I
going to causa strife and confusion ami iiu-
pnlr the workof thoconvontlon. [ Appluuso.l ]
I appeal to this convention lo go on with Pits
duties nnd declare Its of
purpose restoring
to thin country gold and silver coinage us It
existed before IhTH , and
restart ) the prosper
ity of Iho country , and after wards take euro
of our party affiliations. " [ Great uppluuio.j
Commit tc ou Kenolutloui.
Mr. Thomas withdraw hts motion. The
roll of states was culled nnd the following
commlltcoon resolutions appointed ; IngM.
Alabama , J. C. Manning ; Arizona , J. M.
.Murphy ; California. Daniel M. Burns ; Colorado -
rado , Thomas M. Patterson ; Connecilcut. C.
B , Whltcomb ; Dtstrici of Columbia , . C..uo
Crandull ; Georgia , Henry Jones ; Florida. J.
McAllister ; Indiana , M. C. Itankin ; Idaho ,
\ Y , G. Bryant ; Illinois , Benjamin Goodhuu ;
lawn , C. C. Cole ; Kansas , Harrison Kulley ;
Nevada , II. F , Bartlno : Massachusetts ,
F. Witshburnoj Maryland. H. 6 :
Moutauu , l-l u. Mails ; Minnesota ) ,
Ignatius Donnelly ; Missouri , M. F. Mines ;
Now Mexico , Hiram Hadlcy ; Now York , U ,
AJden Spencer ; Nebraska , W. J. Bryan ;
North Carolina , J , II , Slnunton : Worth.
Dakota , William H. Standlsh : Soutti
Dakota , C. H. Trlpp ; Pennsylvania , , ! . H.
Davis ; Ohio , P. It. Gruff ; Utah , C. C. Good-
win ; Texas , .lohrf H. Kcgan : Tennessee , J. C.
Roberts ; Virginia , 1. L. Johnson ; Washing
ton , Patrick Clarke ; Wisconsin , Robert
Schilling : Wyoming , J. J. Hurt.
A list of vice presidents was announced ,
ono member being delected from each state
and thn questions of preparing nn addrcsstu
the people and a memorial to congress were
after some discussion , referred to the com
mittee on resolutions. -
At this point Chairman Kcgan and the
spoclal committee , escorted the now presi
dent , Allen W. Thurman , to the stage. The
appearance of Mr. Thurman was a'signal for
uproarious applause , and after It had sub
sided lie was Introduced by the retiring presi
dent and spoke as follows :
Air. Tlinriniin'n .Speech.
"Mit. CtiAiiiMAV , LAWKS AND GENTLEMEN :
Tbo light between thosn who bcllcvo thai
tlio clrculallon medlumof this country should
be hard money that Is real money , gold or
silver and paper redeemable In the same ,
and these who bollovo in the use of soft
money , thai Is , paper promlses-lo-pay-money ,
redeemable in other promises to pay is on.
"Should the Sherman law bo repealed
without substituting anything In lieu
thereof , It means the final destruction of sil
ver money ns n measure of value , anil no
man can toll when it will over bo again re
stored to Us former place. I nm against nn
irredeemable currency In every way , but If
It Is to bo decreed ttmt wo must have flat
money ; if our circulating medium Is to bo
based upon faith alone , then I am in favor of
Its being Issued by the government and not
by individuals , because I have moro faith lu
all of tha people than 1 have lu any particu
lar class of people.
C'mirrontcd by the Same Condition ,
money advocates before that are made now.
The United States bank and all Its branches ,
by pursuing almost Identically the same
course as its followers of loday have done ,
so fnghleiiod iho business community ( did
so paralyzed all industry that , allhough they
tnay not have Iniendod it , yet a panic did
ensue , and such depression followed that
they thought surely Old Jackson must etvo
way and they must win , but Old Hickory
never for a single moment wavered. On the
contrary , ho appealed again to the people of
this country , pointing out to where nil this
would lead , and then bade the bank do its'
worst , and ho did not appeal in vain ; neither
will wo appeal In vain , for when the poopUJ
of this country nwnkcn to the fact that
there Is being made a systematic attempt to
force Ilium to pay the obligations of this
government In gold alone , when they have
always had the right to pay them In gold or
silver , and that tills is to bo taken away
from them that the contract they made
with their creditors is lo bo violated I. for
one , have not the slightest doubt where
they will stand.
'I deny that gold alone affords a sufllcient
basis upon which llio circulating medium
and credits of this country should rest , and I
charge that these who now demand that sil
ver shall bo destroyed are not true hard
money men , but paper money men. They
know full well that the people of this coun
try will have In some form ot another u suf
ficient circulating medium. Soon again you
will hear that the banks are best titled lo
supply the circulating medium of the coun
try because they alone can regulate its vol
ume according to the demands of business.
Have thcso banks , during this trying time ,
with but few exceptions , by increasing their
circulation , expanded the volume according
to the demands of business ?
Their Victory Will Ilo Complete.
"Then next , if they succeed in uncondi i-
tionally repealing tlio Sherman law , you
will hear the demand made that the govern
ment issue other bonds upon which thcso
banks may supply the deficiency In the cir
culating medium , which will bo brought
about by the government ceasing to issue
the com certificates under thn Sherman
law ; and , lluaUy. should there at any time
bo a falling oil of llio gold in llio ireasury ,
which is sure to come sooner or lalcr , you
will begin to see editorials by the score
pointing out what a inonuco to the 'business
of the country are the outstanding $ JM(1,000.- (
000 of greenbacks ; and that unless they are
retired tbo treasury will soon lose i.ll of its
gold and Hie counlry will bo brought to a sil 1-
ver basis , and then the further demand will
bo made that these greenbacks bo retired !
with a long time bond , upon which moro
promises to pay can be issued by these
banks. In fact , it will not bo many years
before 11103-demand the rotiremenl of all ,
forms Of papur money , other than their own
notes , which the people of this country will
then lie compelled to accept as money. When
this comes about , ( and unless it is stopped ;
now. It will como about ) the victory of the
Shylocks will bo complete , for if these banks
can now not only prevent the national debt
from being reduced , but , on llio contrary ,
can make congress Increase it so they may
porpotnalo themselves , when and whore will
llislr p wer end !
Ci4vtliiiid'H Coming Mn ( Ui n *
"I have no doubt that in tlio message
which will bo scut to congress upon the 7th
of this month the phrase of 'sound and stable
currency" will bo usod. I want'tho presi !
dent of the United States to tell the people
of this country and members of congress
what Is meant by a 'sound and stable cur
rency. " I will not bo satisfied by his saying
that ho Hiujply wants a siaudurd Hint docs
not fluctuate , but 1 want him to toll the people
ple of this country why ha sa\s thai fold
aloiio will make Dial stable standard. Give
us the reasons for the faith that is In him.
The people of this country are In
telligent enough to understand whether
the conclusions ho reaches are correct ones
from the promises laid down. If ho does
not thlnlc thai the people nro so , ho cer
tainly must think that the members of con
gress are , to whom this message .will bund
addressed ,
"Wo meet hero to discuss In n calm and
dignified way what Is best to bo dom ; .
Therefore , I bog leave to submit to the con
sideration of the convention the following
plan. Before doing so. however , pormlt mete
to say that 1 am not particularly wadded toro
this plan , or to any other , because I know
llicro are objections to it that may prove ,
upon consideration , to bo moro formidable )
than I think they are. Out of it , though : ,
and others which will bo submitted to h.ho
convention , we may arrive at something
which is practicable , it Is as folliiws ;
"I'lrHlLot our adversaries a rou tothu frco
rolmiKO lit HIvi'r | ni ullhur the ratio of ' 1JH , or
Ititol. 1 proftir this former. If th y do , wo
will agin ) to HKI unconditional repeal of hose
Hhornmn law.
"Nu.\t - Ainsiid the national hanking laws so
as to prniilt any national linnk to Usuu Its
nolo.s up lo thn p'ir value of lull pur i-uiil upon
tliu deposit of Oi ) per cent with the Unltod
Si.-ites treasury In either l/nllfd Htati < s gold or
silver coin other than Nilluldlary tdlvur.
"I'urthur Ainiind , by ropuallni : , the tax on
national bank circulation , ,
llKimimli nn Immcillatn holntloii ,
"It must bo perfectly apparent to these
who control the national
banks of tltis nu -
trythut their very exUtenco depends ll n
wise solution of this question and that In
any event they cannot bring about the ro-
peul of the Sherman law and get the people
to consent to thu Issue of moro bonds with
out a lorn. ami desperate struggle , during
which time all Industries
will continue to re
main i paralyzed , Let them meet us in a
spirit of fairness and upon equal ground
enter with us upon thu development of some
such plan as thu ono sucvested. If this can
be brought about 1 um sure that not only
conllJonco will bo Instantly restored , but
thai this country will have raised aloft the
beacon llglitSyhlch will load the world lo-
ward prosperity for half a century to como. "
[ Applause. ]
Thn committee on credentials reported
that forty-two states and territories were
represented and thai S10 delegates were en
titled to seat ! on the floor.
The committee on rules and order of bust-
ness presented Its report , which was
adopted. It provided that all dlscusslont
should bo conllucd to the subject of mi
allism and that no delegate should bo en
titled to speak moro than llvo minutes enon
the same subject , U was ordered that thu
ovenlng session of today should be devoted
to hearing of addresses by .Senator Stewart
us stcoxu jMueTj
COULDN'T ' STAND THE STfiAIN
Oollapso of the Pork Corner En inesred by
Chicago Oporatora.
LEADING PROVISION DEALERS FAIL
I'rlcr * Drop to nn Unlooked for t'lcuro
John titid.tlijr thn I'rluolpil SuH'trrcr
from tlin Crnnh History
of the Dual.
Cmc.vno , Autr. 1. Today was ono of the
most disastrous In Iho hlslory of Iho Board
of Trade of this city , Wealthy. Individuals
nnd llrms were bowled over Hl o nine-pins
and the prices of hog products went tumbling
hko nn avalanceo. Dealers on the Chtcaco
board are accustomed to exciting scenes and
kaleidoscopic changes In vutuo , for this
market seems to bo thu storm center where
both the upward and downward push lu the
price of the world's food products is most
severely felt ; but old members of the board ,
who had been through the whirl and clatter
of many collapsing concerns in both grain
and provisions , actually stood aghast at the
rapidity with which the firms wont down.
A sheer drop of $3.2."i per barrel on pork In-
sldo of three-quarters of an hour Is enough
to take away the breath of old Stcutor him
self.
Firnt Intimation of Trouble.
morning when Secretary Stouo appeared on
the balcony of the trading reom mid notified
all concerned that these having trades with
the well-ki.own provision brolrtr llrms of
J. G. Steever & Co. , E. W. Bailey & Co. and
A. Hclmholz & Co. should proceed to close
them out. The sllenco lasted for a second
after the close of the announcement , and
then a mighty roar went up from the pro
vision pit.
As early as last March It became apparent
to the trade that mess pork was being
"bulled" through thcso houses , and It soon
became noised about in the provision trade
that A. W. Wright was behind the deal. A
year ago he started a corner In ribs , and
with the help of Cudahy curried it through
to success , making n large amount of money.
Apparently , according to the general opinion
on tho-board , he bad started to run a similar
deal in mess pork.
The collapse has boon looked for for some
weeks and as the monetary situation became
came moro and moro strained , and the bor
rowing of money to put uo margins , moro
and moro tlilllcu.lt , everybody interested in
the de.il drew out , leaving the market so
dull that there was scarcely enough business
to cstabllshv quotations. When the bubble
finally burst the pieces were so small that it
was next to Impossible to find them.
The first offer beard by the quotation
ofileial after the announcement of the fail
ure was ? 1S,75 , against § 10 at the close
yesterday ; the next bid was $18 , then $17.50 ,
and so it went , 50o to $1 at a time , with very
little hesitation at any point until the prlco
touched $10.50 , n loss of $3.23 per barrel in
forty minutes. These nro the ofileial
figures. But It is reliably vouched for
that a sale was made at $10 and several as
low as $10. a drop of ill , or nearly 50 per
cent , or $450,000 on n visible supply of 50,000
barrels. Then the market became quieter ,
and good buying nt the enormous decline
carried the price back to $13 ; and subse
quent events had only n temporary effect
on it.
Things were moving along with ominous
smoothness when another and hoavlcrshock
;
came in the announcement by the secretary
oi the failures of the North American Pack
ing company , a jiackhiir concern with a cap
ital of $ i)0,000 , in which "Jack" Cudaby was
largely interested ; of Wright & Haughey , a
respectable < firm , chlclly engaged In tno re
ceiving and shipping of wheat , but which
was understood to bo Intereslcd wilh
Cudahy in his deals in the provision pit.
Jn < : lc Cmlitliy'ft failure.
Finally came the failure of Cudahy , the
darintr operator in provisions , a man whoso
wealth had recently been estimated nt no
less than $18,000,000 , of which about $2,000-
000 was made in the deal In ribs last fall.
Tbo announcement of his failure had
scarcely died on the secretary's lips before
the storm broke loosa again , this time in the
lard crowd. That commodity had held ex
tremely steady throughout the slump xin
pork , but It , In turn , mounted the toboggan
and wont down as If self-lubricated. The
price for September was fc'J.TS per tierce in
the early ' . .railing ; It was $ ( ! within six min
utes after Cudahy's 1'ailuro was announced ,
and September short ribs , which sold early
at $7.25 , broke to $ .1.87 - Before the close ,
however , both rallied , the former to $0.0 ,
llio lallcr lo ? 0.iO. :
Not AflVcted by tlio Craih.
It was said by one close to Mr. Cudahy
that his private affairs were entirely >
separate from his partnership matter and
that the various companies In which ho Is
interested with his two brothers , Mlko nnd
Ed , uro not directly affected by the failure.
It is estimated that thu losses on thu pork :
alleged to Have boon bought for Wright uro
between $400,000 and $500.01)0. ) No one pro-
lends lo estimate Cudahy's losses. end
Charlie Wrlglu declares that Cudahy and
N. Iv. Fairbanks , the lard klmr , were inter
ested with him in his deal , and that ho
trouble came about because they would ot
pul up any moro margins. So far as ho
trade Is concerned , Mr. Fairbanks is ot
known in connection with tha deal nt all.
John Cudnhy hns no financial Interest In
thu Cudahy plant at South Omaha , which is
owned by Edward and Michael Cudahy. The
South Omaha plant will not bo alTcutcd by
failure or by the troubles of the other ' " "if- :
cage packers and provision merchants. ' '
Moran , ICrous and Mayer , as attorneys for
the Chicago Packing and Provision company ' ,
announced attachment proceedings In the
superior court this afternoon against the
North American Provision company for $17-
000. The plaintiff company has security for
Its claim lu the shape of margins , but it 'oils
feared they have or will bo absorbed In the
collapse.
Mr. Mayer said nothing had been decided .
upon ns yet lu the matter of straightening j i
Mr. Cudnhy's affairs. As far as lie knew
Cudahy has asscois lo cover twice his In-
debtedness. Mr. Inas
Mayer said Mr.Cuduliy was
prostrate at his homo from effects ot the ,
crash.
i > ivii.ui'iNi : : lioi.i ) .m.VKs.
Duprcidloii In Silver IIu * ( llvon tin Impetus
to Olhrr .Mining ; Operiitlon ,
SALT LAKH , Aug. 1 [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEU.J The depression In the silver
market has given a decided stimulus to gold
mining In Utah and Noveda. The now cold
camp of Ivy In Grass valley , Nov. , hosjusl
been explored and Information received
today from FriscoU.T.the nearest telegraph
station , states that William Anderson milers
wUl l'u"'lcr , old Colorado prospectors
who opened up the camp nin depth of forly
fcot , discovered an Immense body of min
eral that assays $125 in gold and iitX ) ounces
In silver. A number of other equally good >
prospects are being developed at Ivy ,
News today form the Henry mountain
cold district is to the effect thai rich strikes
in a dozen now prospects have been made
and stamp mills arts kept busy crushing ores
night and day , This camp U practically un
explored and experienced
mining men are
confident that the Henry mountains will bo
thu coming gold district of the west , ,
AnliiitiiU Nutloiml to lloopcii.
Asm.A.Ni > , Nob. , Aug. 1. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEB. ] Ala meeting of Die dl-
rectors of the National bank of Ashland
this afternoon llio comptroller of the cur :
rency uas requested to make au assessment
of CO per cent nnd permit the hank to resume
business on or before | September \ . The
stockholders arc all fayoraolo to this propo
sition. This bank was blosod July 0.
DUAI.MNO KUItOl'i : .
I.nrRe Slnpmrntu ot Until Now Knronte to
tlin Ifnltml SUlro.
NEW YOIIK , Aug. 1. A now nnd unex
pected mcasuro of'rellof has been Injected
Into the financial situation. United States
bonds have reached such a low figure that
the national banks'suo their way clear to
make a profit by Issuing certlflcalcs against
them. Arranpomcnls have therefore
been made by several of the
moro prominent banks to Increase
their circulation from the minimum limit , at
which It now stands , to such an amount ns
will ! materially relieve the present tension.
Ul Is cstlmnlcd that $8,000,000 or $10.000,000
J will bo so added to Wow York's supply of
currency within n very short time. Orders
have already boon placed with the comp
troller of the currency for part of the now
bills nnd some of the banks have bought
their bonds preparatory to depositing them
luna Washington. Among the banks that are
named as Interested In the movement nro
the Gallalln , Fourth , Merchants , First Now
York and Park.
Now Hill * Ordered Kncrnvil.
The Fourth National has already ordered
$2,000,000 , bills engraved and the Gallatln
uboul $800,000. The latter bank has pur
chased $ . " > 0,000 of llio bonds and llio Bank of
New York $700,000. The rest of tha amount
will bo made up among the other banks
named.
The currency movement today was lighter
than It has been for some time , being esti
mated at less than $750,000. The shbtreas-
ur.v was a creditor at the clearing house for
$105,000 , about half of which was paid in
gold. Exchanges ovcv the counter at the
subtreasury was about $400,000. Including
$ "K,000 ) In silver. Gojd was paid out to the
amount of $ ! ! 00,000 , nnd $ .V,000 ) was received
from Sail Francisco by telegraph. The Issue
of lo.xn certificates was Increased $1,4,10.000 ,
raising the tolal to $29,450000. Today' ?
Issno was for the purpose ot facilitating the
gold Imports.
The shipment of gold from Enplaml for
vNow York by today's steamers reached iOU.-
000. Part of this was In eagles and double
eagles and will probably bo returned In the
very kegs with seal unbroken , in which they
were ' shipped to London during our recent
specie export movement.
Arrangements were also reported to have
been made nt Chicago for the Import of
K > 00,000 In gold direct by the First National
bank of Chicago ; $2.)0,000 by thu Bank of
Nova Scotia in that city and $ .100,000 by the
Illinois Trust and Savings institution , this
old being engaged aguliist tbo forwarding
of wheat , and product ) to England , the
machinery of the operation being similar to
that employed by the .New York banks hi
their Import of gold against the transfer of
American securities to .London. Tbo total
gold now afloat from Europe for America ,
most of it duo Hero withiu a week , Is be
tween $7,000,000 and $ S,000.000.
Scarcity of Currency.
About the only dlQlcu'lty the banks now
Have to contend with , it Is said , is the great
'
scarcity of currency.
It was said that the loan certificates
issued today praetlcally'represeut the gold
that has been ordered from London , as they
were taken out by ono of llio largo banks
which lent money to some of the gold 1m-
porting houses to buy foreign exchange. It.
is not believed that the total amount of
certificates will bo , inuch increased after
today. The first heavy Importations of gold
will arrive this week , after whieh , it is ex
pected there wil ( 'be a 'considerable easing
up in the situation " , as u 'consequence
thereof. f
Harvey Fish & Sons , who make a specialty
of government boncU , today sent a circular
to national bank ofllcers , urging "Uio Impor
tance of enlarging their circulation. They
said : "Thero is room for an increase of
over $100,000,000 , provided the bonds can bo
secured for deposit. The banks can perform
a service by Increasing circulation , receive a
reward in the shape of largo profits and
demonstrate to the public that n properly
secured bank currency Is llio best which n
country can have , because It expands when
needed and contracts when not needed.
INCREASING 1IIB1K ClIttiULATlUN.
New York Niitionnl JJiuiltH Preparing to
IHSIIO n I.urgo Amount of Notus.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 1. The financial do-
dresslon Is to bo relieved from a quarter
that has not boon looked to for succor. The
report of the treasury department , issued
touav , shows that In July the circulation of
national banks was Increased over $5,000-
000. Comptroller Eckels was asked tonight
what was the slgnlllcanco of the increase.
"It is due " ho said "in
, , a largo part to
the low prlco of government bonds , which
makes the issue of currency , oven when re
stricted to 00 per cent Of the par value of
bonds deposited to secure it , n profitable
venture for llio banks , Four per cents are
now quoted at $1.08 , which is quite a fall
from the maximum llguro which they have
attained. Then the stringency of the money
market makes it desirable that the circu
lating medium shall be increased ns much as
possible national bank notes , secured by
government bonds are a very satisfactory
currency.
"In the quarter ended July 31 the net In
crease of tbo national bank note circulation
was something over J-3,000.000 , and it will bo
increased this month at least that amount , in
m.v opinion. The department sent out over
fTjOOjlHW todav and received applications from
three New Yorlc banks for the issue of f'JUO-
000 to each of them , $1,000,000 being depos
ited with < 'ach of the applications. "
"Will you recommend this limitation to 00
per cent of the par value of the bonds In
case of the restrictions to the issue of circu
lation bo removed J"
" 1 don't care to say as to that. It Is a
recommendation that has been repeatedly
made by comptrollers in their reports , but
m.v time has been so taken up with Tnattors
of current topics that 1 have had no oppor
tunity to consider It yot. "
NATIONAL UKIJT hTATKMKNT.
I'lcnrrH Irom tlio Treinury Department
tluit U'lll I'wiv'e InteruDtlni ; llciiillng ,
WASHI.VOTON , Aug. l.Vl'ho debt statement
issued Ihis evening' shovys a net Increase In
thu public debt , less cash In the treasury ,
during July of iM,2Gf'J7t.Ol. ! The Interest
bearing debt increased WO , the non-interest
bearing | debt decreased $ . ' 111,050.50 and thu
cash , in the treasury decreased .
The balance of the s6voral classes of debt
at Ihe close of business1 July ill were : Inter
est bearing debt , $ S8l,0i7-llO : : ; debt on which ;
Interest has ceased slnco maturity , $2,081 , .
f > 'U.2tl , nnd debt bearing110 Interest , $ : i7-J,002-
W0.jt7 jtotnl sum , * 'J31,121,021.03.
Tlio certificates nnd treasury notes , sot off
by an equal amount of cash In the treasury
outstanding at tlio end of tlio month ,
were f377.7afl.Mll , n decrease of $7,101.-'y ! ) ,
The total cash In the treasury was $7W,011- ;
707.17 , The gold reserve was tly'JOJOyy ) , and
4iot cash balances , $18,6iM,0H.57. ;
In t'lo ' inonlh ihero was a decrease In gold
coin nnd bars of flWl,4W.41 , the total
at the close being etSO.Sia.OO'J.OS. Of
sliver there was an increase
of $010,407.1)0. Of the surplus
there was In national bank depositories
$17.044,00:1,17 : , ngalnsl $21,000,580.50 ul tno
end of llio previous mouth. The receipts
for the month of July were JO.ltOo.TTtVlO ,
and the expenditures $ ; il.075 ) , 8t5.CO. In Juno
thu receipts were 830.033,021.65 , umj nlu cx -
penditures $2U,2Go'-l51,30.--Customs receipts
decreased from JH.UM.aOO.ai to * 14 , ( > W- , .
WJ.iy , and the internal revenue receipts
increased from $ U,003,127. ! to * UnSll27.50. !
The payments for pensions Increased from
ftl.-m.HOl.VS . . lo $14 , 707,008.37.
- '
Hunk Note. Outstanding.
WASHINGTON , Aug , 1. The total amount of
bank notes outstanding Is $183,055.11:20 : , an Increase -
crease of f5M1.9SS ( during the month. This
Is an unusually heavy Increase , occasioned I
by the fact that many national banks are In { ;
creasing their circulation. The number of
new banks being orguulzod Is unusually .
small. 1 t
ARGENTINA REVOLUTIONISTS
Provincial 'Police Powerless to Produce
Pence nt Present.
THEY HAVE SEIZED MANY CITIES
I'rcMiUnt IVnn IV r tha ITprMiiR
llccomo ( loiiprnl nnd tlio I
Authority llo Threatened Nutlotml
Trocinlll | Inti-rR-rc.
Ifopt/rfuMfil / ISMtni Jittn-ji ffonlo Itennetl. }
VAI.VAIIAISO , Chill ( via Gnlveston , Tex. ) ,
Aim. 1. ( lly Mexican Cnblo to the Now
York Herald Special to THE Bnu.l Dis
patches from the Herald's correspondent lu
Buenos Ayrcs. Argentina , show that thorov-
olnilons against the orovlnclnl government
of the provinces of Buenos Ayres , Sun Luis
nnd Santa Fo are gaining continually. Kov-
olulionlsts in iho province of San Luis won n
complete triumph , They have deposed the
provincial government and established an
other with a pronounced radical at Its head.
The situation there Is very grave , many
miles of railroad being torn up.
Complete success has not yet boon won In
the provinces of Santa Fo nnd Buenos
Ayrcs. but the Insurgents nro gaining every
where. Along the roast of the province of
Buenos Ayres nnd up the Parana rlvor ,
which forms the oaslcrn boundary of the
province of Santa Fo , all the towns have
been seized by thu Insurgents. > Litllc reslsl-
anco was made hv most of them.
Forty towns in Iho province of Buenos
Ayres alouo are now hold by llio revolu
tionists and all the camp districts under
their control. Halls have been torn up along
many railway lines to prevent the movement
of troops and the prefect of the Parana rivet-
has ordered steamer captains not to lake
I'lylitlni ; In Sunlit Fe.
Moro actual fighting has been done In the
province of Santa Fo so far than the other
provinces where the revolutions have been
started , out a grc.it battle is expected in or
near the city of La Plata , where Governor
Costa of the province of Uuenos Ayres has
taken a poslllon at the head of 2,200 pro.
vlnclal iroops. The city of Buenos Ayres
Is In a ferment concerning the expected bat
tle , because victory for civico iitclonale , as
the rebels call themselves , but who are
really radicals , means that they will proba
bly completely overthrow the provincial
government. Thu revolutionary forces have
surrounded La Plata and G ivornor Cost-i
and his troops uro practically shut in. They
are under siege and will prob.ibly bo forced
to light tholr way out of the city.
Bahia Blanca , on B.ihla Blanca Bay at tile
extreme southern point of the province of
Buenos Ayrcs , was captured today by tbo
revolutionists. The-polico made a short re-
sistancc , but wore forced to surrender. This
gives the revolutionists almost complete con
trol of the Great Southern railroad which
runs from Buenos Ayres City to Babia
Blatica. ' '
In the province of Santa Fc tbo revolu
tionists against Governor Caffcrata are rap
Idly gaining. They have sie/ed man * ' towns.
A largo body of revolutionary troops largely
composed of colonists from Europe is march
ing toward the city of Santa Fo , which is the
capital of the provinces. Notice bus bcciiscnt
Governor CafTerata that unless ho surrenders
the city by daybreak tomorrow and agree
to givouu control of the province a bombard
ment will bo opened. It is not doubted that
the revolutionists could readily take the city
by storm. Possibly the governor may sur
render without courting such a misfortune.
Cnnnot l > oftat th * Insurgents.
His enemies are winning such triumphs
that ho cannot hope to overcome them with
out direct aid from national troops and this
Is not likely to bo given. The city of
Hosario , the largest in the province of Santu
Fc , is already In the hands of the rovolu
tlonary forces. It is reported that 100 per
sons were killed and wounded during the
lighting with the insurgents auu the police
of that city.
The puoplo of the city of Buenos Ayrcs are
greatly excited and arc waiting eagerly * f&i
news of the revolution. President 1'enn
whoso administration is not threatened b.v
the revolutionists , Is anxious about the out
como. Ho fears that the prolonging of the ,
revolt aiay result in a general uprising
national troops necessary.
A cabinet meeting was held last night , at
which It was decided to ask congress to
sanction federal intervention In the dis
turbed provinces. Thn senate voted favor
ably upon the proposal today , and it is now
being considered by tbo chamber of deputies.
Buenos Ayres papers say that the stories
sent to London papers from Itlo Janeiro
about the revolution in Illo Grande do Sul ,
Brazil , are absolutely false.
The Herald's correspondent in Itlo Janeiro
telegraphs that the officials In Santa Cath-
arlua have seized thu Argentine steamer
Furtuna. They claimed thu right to search
her to find whether arms for tlio Brazilian
rebels were aboard. The Argentine consul
made a vigorous protest against thu seizure.
A delleit of $000,000 in the Uruguayan budget
Is reported.
/ / ; ; ir.i * in.un.-r OF poor.
How a During liurcliir lit I'liirtumoutli ( in
Awjy Irom the I'ollco.
PlATT8MOUTll , Nob. , Aug. 1. [ Special
Telegram to Tuts BEI : . ] A bum , whoso fleet-
ness-of foot his chief
- was characteristic , was
the perpetrator of a burglary in this city
last night , Ha broke into the homo of
Charles Metier by cutting a screen door and
carted off a shotgun , a stiver watch , a suit
of clothes and several other Itr
articles of wear-
Imr npparol. The stolen goods were valued
at MO , The loss was discovered this morn
ing , and tbo police were notltioa and no na
search Immediately Instituted. The po
llen soon discovered thu thief oIn
a box car down In the Burlington yards with
a grip containing the Melon goods. He
jumped out of the opposite door of the car
and ran across ou thu big sand bar opposite
town and was soon lost lo view In the densu
foliage. The police gave uliaso and followed
the fellow for over three hours , but hu
finally eluded hla pursuers and got across
the I'latto river brldgo Into Sarpy county.
The chase was fully six miles in length ,
through tbo thickest kind of willows ami
lull reod& . The thief dropped all of thu
property but the watch In his flight , and the
At lluz < .irir
, , Musa , , Aug. 1. The presi
dent remained at homo today. The only
cullur was a gentleman from Boston , who
was unwilling to glvo his name.
Mr. Cleveland said that Mr. Carlisle would
remain several days nnd accompany him
back I to Wushlnglon. Mr. Cleveland will
delay l his departure for Washington until
the very lusl of thu week.
Horrible Crime ol Tlirco
GAI.VESTO.V , Aug. 1. Near Moiilfc'omery
thrco negroes attacked the house of ryM.
Marsh , killed him , assaulted his wife.
murdered hU iufaul ttaU cut out the louguo
t Ills 7-vcnr-old child. His vvlfo ii " 'ovcd
o bo dying. Ono negro was oau. . . . nnil
ynched. The sheriff niul | > osso arc scarab-
ng for tliu others.
ins iriPK ntuitM ) .
Woodbine' * r.t-l'oMiimMur ( JnlU limn niul
III * l-.unlly . for Cutiroriilii.
, In. , Aug. 1. [ Special to Tun Unn.J
\V. .1. Cnllnndor , ux-postina.ster at Wood-
> lno. has n pretty young wife , unit ono of
ils clerks , Dick Welch , scorns to hive fully
niiprcclntoil the lady's charms. Calender's
ro was aroused nt Welch's demonstration of
nffcction , and wlnlo ro.ichlug for Ills gun
with the evident intention of denting out
summary vengeance Welch forestalled his
employer's movements h.v gottlm. ' the drop
in him , thus securing an opportunity to
escape without liloodshoil. Mr. Callnmler is
ono of the most ontorprlslm , ' , reliable and
successful business men of the town , highly
csPceted by everybody , and was passionuu
ntclv attached to his wife and ehlld , but this
' iffair has broken up tlio family , u separation
'laving taken place imineiliatcly. After a
msty disposal of his business matters , Mr.
3allandorstarted : for Call ferula * leaving bis
wife behind.
Kmnnnlpiitliiii Imy OhtcrviMl ,
OTTUMWA , In. , An ? . 1. [ Special Telegram
to Tan Bir..J Kiunnclpntlon day w.ia ob
served hero , thousands of colored people
from the surrounding country unending ,
There was a parade followed h.v a birbcciio
uul spcechca bv Hov. Mr. Clemens
and others. A ball game and other amuses-
tuetits llnlshcd-Uu : day's exorcises.
ClnrdicnVlUtin Dylu ? .
DM Moi.sns. la. , Aug. 1. [ Special Tele-
jram lo Tut : UUR. ] Clarence S. Wilson , Iho
veteran newspaper man , is very 111 and Is
not expected to recover , His physician
called n consultation last ntghl and every
thing known to thu medical fraternity will
lie dotio to prolong his life , but It is said to
bo almost a hopeless case.
"Aunt" ClmlyM Illrtlitliy Colohritlon.
Four DOPHK , In. , Aug. 1. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEK.J "Aunt" Cindy Hell , an
aged colored woman of this city , celebrated
her 102d birthdaytoday. . "Aimt" Cindy
wa clothes for a living mid works every
da ; . She has apparently many moro birth-
days on earth.
ix MRjioiti' inmi : nil in.
IPPH Oxvr the Kciiiiilix of Dnnlrl Mo-
Niuiplitoti nt llio I'll r ( iroiin In.
CHICAGO , Aug. 1. There was n funeral In
tin Whlto City this moruinfr. The last sad
rites over the remains of Daniel McN.uigh-
ton , chief of the New York World's fair
managers , were held in the gr.um banquet
hall of the Now York state building. The
beautiful : structure is drapjd In mourning
and is closed to the public. It will remain
closed until tomorrow morning. The cxcr-
ciscs were conducted by llov. Dr. McPho"1
son , pastor of llio Second Presbyterian
chinch of this city. The body will be sent
in a private car over the Michigan Central 1
road direct to , Mumford , N. Y. , Senator Mo-
Naughton s old homo.
"American "
Week" at the Columbian expo
sition grows daily iicaivr a reality. At n
late . meeting of the Associated American i
exhibitors , ropro.suntini ? ! iiOUO at the expo
sition , the directors submitted a plan for the
proposed celebration , which was formally
approved , it contemplates the giving up nf
a day to each of tlio grout departments of
industry and trades.
In the Woman's building today tlio board
of lady managers held memorial services in
honor to the members of the board who
have died since its organization. Tlio exor
cises wore of n religions character and were
held hi the assembly hall , which was draped
in mourning. The. members of the board
who liavo died are nine h : number and their
names are : Mrs. Darby , South Carolina ;
Mrs. Lucas , Pennsylvania ; Mrs. Miles ,
Oklahoma ; MM. Whitney , Xow York ; Mrs.
Stevenson , Nevada ; Mrs. Baxter , Texas ;
Mrs. Pair , California ; Mrs. Patrick , Colorado
rado ; Mrs. Lewis of Chicago. .
.I.V OI.I > AM.V.
.lercmliih l'hirlrr : Futility Injnreil l > y
" "kVilllum ( illtM N'oir llnstln M.
BIATHICI : ! , Aug. 1. [ Special ' elegrain to
Tifin I5m'.J A warrant for the arrest of
William Giles was today placed in the hands
of Sheriff ICyd. on complaint - f Calvin
Thacker of Bnrneston , Neb. , who repro-
sents that yesterday mornini ; Giles made an
unprovoked attack on his aged father ,
Jercmiali Thackor , striking him over the
head with a wagon noekyoko , fracturing
his .skull , from the effects of which he is
said to be dying.
Giles , who U described as a man 2'J years
old , smooth face and hair cut pomp.idonr ,
bears a hard reputation , and , It is salil , Is
wanted bv Kansas olllcers for other offenses.
Immediately aftercommitting the assault ho
mounted-n horse and made his escape. Tlio
olllcers are , however , close on his track and
Ills capture Is considered certain. Much in
dignation exists in the neighborhood in
which tliu crime was committed , and should
the culprit return to that vicinity ho would
undoubtedly bo roughly handled ,
/ ' . > ' TO TltK It.lXUK ,
Anthony ConiHtool : Will Atlt'inpt lo KIIJI-
pri'Ks ii World' * I'air Attract Ion.
CuifAOO , Aug. 1. I Special Telegram 'to
'I'm : Br.K.J Anthony Com.itoek of .Now York
has como to Chicago to suppress the dnnca
ilovonlru In the street In Cairo , Midway
plalsance. Mr. Comstock wont up to the
plnlsnnce this afternoon nnd purchased one
of thu catalogues , armed with which IOU )
posted to 1'resldent Hlginhotham'sonicc and
entered his objection. He had picked out ida
line In the catalogue , where the dance was
announced and had it bracketed. I'roslilmit
illginbotham said that the lo
dance was bolug performed in CO
with a con tract.
l''lr ItlTIHll ,
KANSAS CITV. . l.--Virc
Aug. - ' - this IB
destroyed the stock yard's old horsu id
mule market. Thirty-live horncs , thirty ots t
of harness , six cnttlu carx itn > l one C.II-IIKUI
of hay were consumed. Tim loss Is S' Oi
Insured.
x , la. , Aug. I.Special [ to 'I'm : HIB. : |
Hichiird Good , a farmer nuar hero , lost
his new barn and all It contained by tire , in
cluding two horses , wairnns , buggy , harness ,
farm machinery , saddle , hay , grain , etc. :
The origin of the flro Is a mystery.
CAIISOX , la. , Au ? . 1 ; ( Special to Tinflr.u. . ]
A tennaiit house on llio farm of J. U.
Grifils , ono milo west of Carson , burned yes
terday afternoon , from a dofnctlvn line i ,
lyoss , about { -Via. partially insuroil. The
contents , belonging to .lames Tyler , were
only partly saved. No Insurance.
Di3 MoiNKi , Aug. 1. ( .Special Telegram ,
to Tin : I3iB.J--Tliu Sbavor Carnage com
pany factory WHS burned this innrnlng. The
total loss will reach at least $4,030. Total I
insurance , not over $4,000. An empty oil
can was found this morning lying near tha
place where lh lira originated , which np-
parcrillv leaves no doubt but that It was
starteirby nn incendiary.
Uoi9K , Idaho , Aug. 1. A fire that threat
ens to destroy the rlt.v Is now In progress.
The Central hotel and two blocks are
burning. _
Movuinxntii of Ooi'un .Stimmer * Auiu t 1.
At BnlilmoroArrived
- - Hungary , from
Hamburg.
Al Bremen Arrived Kaiser Wllhelin II ,
from New York.
At \ fiif11 lik Arrlvcd--Ethlopla , from Now
York.
At Ix > ndon Sighted Chester and Wei-
land , from Now York ; Travo. from Now
York.
At New York Arrived Elbe. , from Now
York.
At Philadelphia Arrived British inHam
cess , jfrom Llvcrpoul , I
STILL SEE A SPECK OF WAR
Settlement of the Sinmoso Difficulty Not
Yet Attniuoil by the Trench ,
BLOCKADE OF BANGKOK'S PO&T COMPLETE
Ailnilr.il '
Itiinmnn'ii Notion to tlin 1'otrer *
i\plrfd : YiMtfnliiy Itlnrknil * Itmtnor
Nnindli'j Itiinnlni ; lo\r In
tlio
ISM liiJamt ] Gantan Itcnndt , ]
BAN-OKOK , Aug. 1. [ Now York HornlJ
Cable-Special to Tin ; Hr.K.J- Admiral
Hunintm's notice of the extension of the
' blockade to the powers ends today. No set
tlement of tbo difficulty has yet boon
reached , ami negotiations looking to tlio ad
justment of details of the Indemnity ui.Vl
fixing the now boundaries are still In uro-
gr ss.
The French patrol captured a local steamer
Saturday. The olllcers released iho passengers
' per , Ihoy.bolng Brtllsh subjects. The crow
of the steamer got away.
Coininunlcatloiii with the outer world are
ended , and stores In Bangkok are already
getting low. Still the Siamese are strength
ening their defenses , although every thing la
ns yet quiet.
quiet.At
At Ilin I'lly of Hiinplcok.
B.VNIIKOIC , Aug. 1. Negotiations have be
come secret and absolutely nothing can bo
learned of them.
English and German gunboats entered the
Meiun river and came to anchor oil the city.
M. nivii.i.i : : : HM-I.AINS.
Ho Suites tlin SnliMitniMi of Ills tntnrvloir
with Lord l > iirr rln.
PAIIIS , Aug. 1. A council of the ministry
was hold at the palace of the Elyseo today.
M.ha Dovollo announced that Prlneo Vadhnna
hate > signified his government's willingness
to concede the supplementary guarantees ,
demanded by France.
. , M. , Dovollo also stated that his Interview
yesterday with Ixird DufTerln was baseU oa
the negotiations , which took place in 1880
between Franco and Great Britain which
recognized the principal of n buffer state bo.
twccn the French and British possessions In
tin east. The question of n neutral rene ,
M. Dovollo
added , had been reserved for
future ' ' consideration. The supplementary
guarantees demanded by France Irom Slam
were contained In n note issued by M.
Do.-olioyesterday and made public to-day.
Tin text of the note is ns follows :
I1.\iiis.lnly 31 , 18911. The delay of Slam In
nccuptliiR thn ultimatum presented by the
I'feiich minister resident at llnngkok hit1 *
justified . . . . , . . , -.p , ' heavier tlio ovoi-miiL'iii conditions ( if , .i the m republic * , n-aiii un. In
however , to Klvu furl her proof of
the smitlmeptH of moderation by which
hho has
been constantly iiutnatuil
iTiinco will content hir.-t ! > lf us un IndUpun-
blblu Kiinranli'O of the practical execution of
the clauses of Iho ultimatum with roxitrd lo
occupying tlio river and port of Clmntlhon un
til tliu complete evacuation of thu posts estab
lished hv .Slain on tlio left bank of the Mekong
rlvor. Further , for the purpose of guartuituo-
Ingn continuance of HID good relationship
happily ro established boluoon Trance and
Slain and for nruvunlliig n conIIlet In the ro-
glen of Imkn ToiiluMtMip , Slam will timlurtuko
to maintain no artillery forcon In
llatlainbaiii ? and Sleiurenf and In the locality
itltiiated within a radius of twenty-live kllo-
molorii ' of thn.Mekong rlvor. blurting from the
I'ambodlan frontier. . - < lniii w 111 only maintain
the police force necessary lo preserve order.
Moioovor , Khun will not maintain warships or
armed bouts on Iho waters of the great IIIKU or
tlio Mekong qivur.
I'IINCH ui.Ai.ti.s i.v KIA.U.
Lord DnlliTln nnd .M. Unvulln Hold u COM-
Hiilliitlon on tlir .Sulijrvt.
I.osno.v , Aug. 1. A dispatch from Pari
to the Associated press states that Ixsrd
Duffcrln , Uritish ambassador to Franco , and
Dovclle , French foreign minister , at an in
. terview yesterday merely amplllled the
papers already prepared for signatures.
Inquiry nt the foreign olllco elicits in
formation that the discussion WIIH confined
to the rough draft of the convention for the
dolimiimtioii ol frontiers of the territory to
bo handed over to this French bv the
and the formation of a InilTor
country between French and Itritish posses
sions.
ICaliililiNliml u .Nimiriil Y.tino.
LONDONAug. . 1. in the IIouso of Lords
the earl of Kosobery , secretary of stn to for
foreign affairs , re.id the text of Iho first
ultimatum nnd of the supplementary ulti
matum sent by Franco to Slam. Ho added :
"Wo hnvo signed an agreement in Paris
establishing a neutral 7.0110 In Imlo-Chinu. "
STII.I. i.TIII : n.utir.
Icmocrn | | Member * of ( Joneron
ol I'm urn I'nriy 1'lunn.
WASHINGTONAug. . 1. Hopresent.illvo
Catchlngs , leading member of Iho house
committee on rules , was an early caller on
Mr. Crisp today and remained In the
spcnkor'K rooms during the afternoon. Ha
says the rules will probably bo adopted very
soon after the house Is called lo. order and
thill there Is no political reason for uny radl-
e.il revision.
Members of iho house now In Washing
ton are still In the dark ns lo Iho ilnlo of Ilia
democratic house caucus. Tliero are ai
yet very few representatives In the city. It
Is Impossible ) that there will Uo a caucus ol
the majority of the senate this week. Sen
ator ( ionnan , tbo chairman nf thu demo
cratic caucus hi llio .senate , Is hero ,
but bus not yet Issued a call. It
will bo iifcc'ssary for the democratic
senators to got together and decide upon a
line of policy respecting the question which
will probably bu thu first to cngago serious
attention In the snnuto-namely , the right
of admission of thrcu senators from ih
northwest whoso UMcs have been iihul-
longed bui Senator ( ionnan feels that thora
Is no need for haste In the matter , and th
caucus will probably not be held before the
middle-of next week.
I'OWiUI/TINU IVITII Cl.iVICI.AM > .
niirretary UiBnliiini und tliu 1'ronldunt Fix-
_ th
Aug. 1.--.Secretary Carllsla
loft hero this afternoon for Buz/nrd'A liny to
discuss with thu prt'hidciit thn jhmncei before
fore the latter completes his mcssnga oa
the silver question , . The secretary carried.
with him much Information specially col
lected at thu president's request. It 1 *
understood that the president's imiasugo
will deal solely with the liimncl.il situation
and It U expected that the president will
leave for Washington Tuesday ovcnlng anil
Hint a special cabinet meeting will boiholU
on Monday , at which the message will uu
rend , "
Miminnrl .Miner * Tnko Action ,
Cirv , Aug. l.-A delogatjon Of
Missouri minors held a mooting hero today
to tuho action rccurdlng the Kapsas strjlto.
A committed wits appointed to moot llku
I'OinmlUoes from the Kansas minors ami the
operators to arbitrate the Kansas strike. It
was voted to strike in u body insxt Monday
If the operators do not ngrco to arbitration
by Huturduy. At the convention some UOOCI
miners worn represented ,
I'atal Itrtnlt l u family Kim.
MAIIVSVII.M : , ICau. , Auif. 1. Hlchard
Slmrko was killed by hU 8on-in < Iaw , Wll-
Ham Giles , near here la t night. The
murder wa > llio result of u