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JiSTABIJSIIWn .1UNI3 1 ! ) , 1ST1 OMAHA , SATURDAY MOHXIXG- , JUNE 122 , 185)5 ) TWJSLV 12 TAG KS. SINGLE COPY JIVK CENTS.
OUTVOTED THE GOVERNMENT
Opposition Hiul n Majority of Seven on n
Minor Division ,
MAY RESULT IN A Dl ! SOLUTION
Member of tlir Cntiliirt HtiitM Tlit'j Will
A ill rnrllitiuiMit for n Direct Vote of
Coiillilrnrrj Mix-nil Uiilon-
LONDON' , June 21. The government was
defeated toclny on the motion of Hon. Wil
liam St John Hroderlck , conservative mem
ber of the Giillford division of Surrey , to re
duce the falary of the secretary of war by
100 on account of an alleged deficiency In
the army stores and munitions of war , chlclly
cordite The motion was adopted by a vote of
132 to 125. Progress was Immediately re
The general belief expressed this evening
Is the defeat of the government means a
cri ls The cabinet held a short session , and
It Is believed that the ministers will decide
upon a dissolution at the earliest possible
moment The result of the division was so
unexpected that the paper was handed to the
opposition whip. Mr. Akers-Douglaw , to read
the figures. He turned It to the government
whip , Mr. Hills , who had about read ( hem ,
when he saw It was a dcfeil and returned It
to Mr Douglass , who , as the opposition had
won , was entitled to report the figures. Mr.
Douglass announced them amid vociferous ap-
plau ° e
The conservative leader , Mr. Unlfour , then
asked what course the governm * nt proposed
to take and the chancellor of the exchequer ,
Sir William Vernon Harcoifrt , announced thai
the government would proceed with a non-
contetitlous bill , and the House proceeded to
discuss the naval work bill.
'I'ne ' unionists arc Jubilant at such an un
expected victory. The opposition whips only
Issued an ordinary "whip. " but there was an
Immense amount of private canvassing clone
to bring up their supporters. The greatest
excitement prevailed In the lobbies of the
House of Commons this evening and the mem
bers eagerly discussed the expected dissolu
tion.Tho House adjourned at 10 30 o'clock , with
out any further Incident. It Is reported that
Mr Campbell Ilnniieriniui , secretary or war ,
tald to a friend In the lobby that this was his
last night as a minister In tlie present cab
inet The ministers only counselled together
as Lord Rosebcry , the premier , was at Hp-
som A formal cabinet council will bo had
tomorrow The fright among the liberals
abited before the House arose , and the opin
ion was expressed that the government would
ti'k for a vote > of confidence , which would bo
certain to bo given by the normal govern
ment majority. Thus the crisis would be
Mr Campbell H.innerman was engaged
In convers.it on with liberal members In the
lobby ai the lime of the division Ho feels
Hie defeat Is a person.il affront and resents
ts Instigation by the opposition bench , to
rthom he had promised to give llie Informa-
lon sought If expressly called on to do so
They avoided the respunaibll ty of making
'ho demand , > et voted against him.
Lord Roscbery came duwn tonight and the
cabinet meeting began In Sir William Har-
sourt's room In the House of Commons and
was continued at Lord lloseberv's residence
until nearly midnight It Is u ulTstonil that
the cab net discussed the possibility of ic-
vcrslng today's vote in the report stage of
Although It is doubtful whether Mr. Camp
bell llannerman could bo persuaded to remain
In the cabinet , that body insets again to
morrow for a decision. Mr. Campbell Han-
Herman , secretary of war. Is believed to have
CD1IAN8 12I , COM'lUKNT.
Olney'H Ilunmml on spiln Will Seriously
llnmprr III it c niiniry I liiiiiirliilly.
PHILADCLPHIA , June 21 The news that
Secretnrv Olney has Instructed the American
minister at Madrid to notify the Spanish
government that the money duo on the Mora
claim would have to bo promptly paid o\et
has caused the profoundcst gratification tc
the Cuban colony In this city. One of the
leaders said today :
"We accepted thp order of the State de-
yartmcut Hut no overt act against Spain
must be committed by Americans or others
upon American soil very complacently , as
we have ulwajs endeavored to so conducl
ourselves as to disarm complaint on thai
score It has been our care to avoid entangling
tangling the United States , the home of out
adoption , with Spain and the fact that we
have been very circumspect Is best shown bj
the fact that with all the watchfulness of thch
oge'its In this country there have been so few
complaints w th any substantial basis made
against us In this imitlcular and Secretarj
Olnc > 's demand that Spain shall pay ovei
the J 1.500 , 000 Is one that Spain cannot can-
sirno Into an act that Is done to favor us
though It is most timely In our Interest. "
"How do > QU expect to profit by the or
der1 * " he was asked.
"Ileciuse , ' - , > as the reply , "Spain Is al
ready pressed to the utmost financially , am
e'Ve'ry dollar she la forced to take or with
hold from the suppression of the r ght ti
Cuba would cllrccil ) help us In any case , bu
there Is giound for the belief that Spain vvll
play her dilatory game again , ami that Ii
such cav > the government will seize Havana
as she would be Justified In doing and hah
It until she pa > s herself the amount due
In that case the moral effect In Cuba woulc
be such that Spain can never again resumi
control oftho Island.
Th < > rcvolut on has been from the star
a w lining 0-14 for us. You do not get hal
the truth here. Even so apparently vvcl
settled a thing ns the death of Jose Marti
our president , U not at all an absolute truth
On the contrary , he Is on his way to thli
coun'ry ' alive and well. In fact , many o
the h < st Informed leader * here will be deepl ;
disappointed If Jose Marti does not In per
sou address his fellow countrymen In thli
v emit } In the course ol the next week 01
ten elavs "
NL'W YORK. June 21. A special to a loca
paper from Tsmpi , Plj , fajsr
Capuln General Martinez Campos has beei
shot by a Cuban spy named I'uerta Sanchez
This < > currently reported In Havana , and hai
ju t rrnehcd this point through passengen
on the Mascot'e Sanchez It Is reported
ifter having shut the ciptaln general , Jumpee
ovorhn.ird and \\jin to shore amidst :
WASHINGTON. Jane 21 Minuter Dfpuj
! e Lrmc of Spain today received an ofllcla
( Megrim from General Arderus at Ilavan ;
laving that Martinez Camp s commander elli
lli > Spanish forces U quite well at Santlagi
J" Cuba ar.d that the reports about his belni
ihot are untrue.
n. w r 'f ' bullets from the iiun-of-war
M \DRID. June 21 II Is reported her
that the Cuh.in Insurgent general , Gomez ha
ben . iptured _ _
( > tiuli > to ie ' Mini * liv Hit1 MlnUtry.
LONDON. June 21. Mr. Gladstone ha
telegraphed to the Westminster Gazette i
reply to the ftatcm nt made by the Londoi
Times yesterday alUeli'K ' that the ex-premle
had w'thdrivvn from his pairing agrcemen
wit'i Ch.irlcs Vill.crs ai.d sajlng that Mr
Gladstone' ? courfo was occasioned by hi
disapproval of the policy of the Roseber ;
pcvernmt'iit escclall ) In repaid to the Welcl
church ilUcsiablUhmciit bill Mr. Glmlfton
Bays the tuteinems made arewhrlly untrj
as regarding his attitude toward the gov
eminent anil the Welch' ' it
Mil He btlUv ? * that , the government , I"
order to preserve Us InjepdiJtr.ce while th
measure wn > In the cumn.lttee stage , hai
ca'i-tllcd his pair , but it was dune wlthou
, Lli r quest. _ _ _ _
.Mr\lrnn Army Mill lip Itporcmilirtl
MHXICO CITY , Mr * . , June 21The Mexl t
can Military ccinmi lon. sitting at prct 11
la Kerlln , pruldcd ever ty GiQcral I'rsn
cl co 55 Mena , will soon complete Its labors
and return to this city. There will be
recommended a reorganlzitlon of the Mexican
army , with General Perez In charge of the
artillery bureau , and General Delcgulo In
trusted with the army ami n.tvy en
gineering bureau. The cavalry Is to be
mounted to the rank of that of European
armies , with a competent tactician at Its
i > t KI : or CAMIIIUIKH ; is to m.tnti :
Atiiiomirrinciit Mmln In HIP Homo of Cum *
liionn VrMunlii ) .
LONDON , June 21. The secretary of stale
for vv.ir , Mr. Campbell llannerman , an
nounced In the House of Commons today tint
the dulo of Cambridge , comnnndcr-ln-chlcf
of the Hrltlsh forces , will resign command of
the army on October 1. The vost. lie- added ,
will not bo ahollihed , but Its function. ? will
Mr. Campbell llannerman adds that future -
turo commnnderlne'hlef would be' subject
to the ordlniry rulc affecting other staff ap
pointments and the otllce would bo tenable
for ( lit usual term of > ears. caiable of ex-
lcn lon. Continuing , ho s tld that the com-
mandcr-ln-chlet will be the primipil mllltir.-
udvlser of the secretary of state for war ,
and with the adjutant general , the quarter
master general , the director of artillery and
the Inspector of forts , each being personally
re'ponslblo to the t-ecrc ary of stila for war
would form a elellbeiatlvc council to advise
Of course , the nnnourcenicnt of the approaching
preaching retirement of the duke of Cam
bridge will please I litndicals who have-
long demanded his resignation. - The duke
his been roundly abused In the radical press
i s a fossil who vva hindering reforms an 1
who was Incapable of bringing the army up
to the requisite modern standard.
The Star heals the announcement with "At
Last " Commenting on the announcement ,
the Star sajs "ivpn : George the Ranger
had to go down before the force of public
opinion , which found expicsaion lately In the
Times and In Piinch _ "
The announcement that the duke
of Cambridge has finally decided to
retire from the post of commandcr-
In-chlef of the Hrltlsh army will bo welcome
news to very many llrltons. Certain Unglls'i
newspapers and some sections of the politi
cal parties of Oread llrltaln have been
sttongly urging his retirement for years
past. Dispatches to the Associated press for
months | nst foreshadowed the announce
ment made In the House of Commons todiy.
The dispatches said that an Important con
ference had been held at the Hrltlsh war
office on May 1 bptwpen the duke of Cam
bridge , the duke of Connaught Lord Wolse-
ley. Lord Roberts of Kandihar anil Lieu
tenant General Sli RedverK Duller , and It
revived the rumors of the approaching re
tirement of the duke of Cambildge. whose
retention of the olllce which the Ilartlngton
commission advised , the total abolition of
meant an Immense pecuniary loss to the
It was then stated that Lord Robeits of
Kai'dihar would succeed Lord Wolseley nt
Dublin as commander of the foices In Ire
land and that I orel Wolseley would lake the
newly created post of chief of staff at head
quarters In the event of the retirement of
the duke of Cambridge A few days fol
lowing Dr. Tannei , a parliament member
caused ,1 commotion In the House of Com
mons by asking if the leport was true that
the duke of Cambridge was retiring In older
to make way for a betler man This caused
loud cries of "Order , " but Dr Tanner con
tinued , saving"Has the time at last come
when a member of the rojal family , who has
been drawing the people's money too long.
Is going to retire' " Considerable uproar fol
lowed and the House adjourned with Dr
Tanner gesticulating wildly and trying to
address the speaker.
r.siMiiit : : uniuicn TIIB LDLKIU
l.'nrupcil Mail Itohuei rnsars Himself OH
for n Doctor.
COLON , June 21 ( Special Correspondence
of the Associated Press ? . ) News received
from Vcraguas" , a department to the west of
Panama , announces the death of two Amer
ican miners , Messrs. Farthing and Cook
These parties arrived enl > a short line ago
at Panama , having come from San Francisco
with new mining apparatus , and proceeded
on to Veraguas ? for the purpose of prospecting
They died there of.fever between the 4th and
fith lust. It was but a few days * ago that
Mr. Farthing's nephew came here and pro
ceeded on to some ctiarter | In search of his
uncle , whose death he heard of on his way
The steamer Tjr of the Mobile Fruit and
Tridlng company , arrived at Boeas del Toro
latel > , having on board Dr. Ross of Texas
who said he came to practice there or In one
of the neighboring Island ? . He occupied a
loom in Mr Finke's house , and had been
there but a few tbs when he was attacked
by fever , from which he recovered under the
skillful care of Dr Bunsall of New Orleans
The steamer Tvr returned to Mobile with a
cargo of fruit , but when her comnnnder. Cap
tain Rassmussen , reached his destlnition , on
examining his. locker In which he kept hi"
crew's money and his own he found a large
amount had been abstracted. On the captain
reporting his loss to the chief of police at
Mobile , and on being ciuestloned concerning
his late passenger , he found that the descrip
tion tallied with that of A. C. Love , who had
robbed the United States malls , and for whose
arrct-t a reward of $200 lia * been offered.
Captain Rassmusscn also recognized a pho
tograph of A. C. Love as being tint of Dr
Ross. The captain returned to Bocas with a
photograph and warrant for the arrest of A
C Love , alias Dr. Ross. He alsJ brought
with him a trunk which Ros > s ? requested the
captain to hi Ing for him from Mob.le. The
pickagc had no mark , and on lite arrival at
Bocas he reported the circumstances to the
United States consular agent and to the Co
lombian authorities' ' . The latter having
opened U. found It conUlntd clothing marked
A. C. Love. The authorities therefore held
him under a $200 bond , but he subsequently
escaped to ChlrUuil Grande , where ho Is at
( JtiliUtonnVII1 Jietiirn to I'olltln.
LONDON , June 21 Tomorrow's Irlsl :
Catholic will declare ? that the rumor to the
effect that Mr. Gladstone will return to the
House of Commons U correct , and will adc !
that he will lead the liberals In the next gen.
eral election. Ills object ts stated to ho the
carrying of a home rule me-asure. and thus
finally settling the national quarrel.
llurv < " > ! tliild hi lluiiRiiry ,
BUDA-PESTH. June 21. According to tin
crop report cereals have suffered from lust
It Is estimated that the vjeld of wheat wll
amount to 37,000 metre centnei. The jleld o ]
rye Is estimated at O.OOO.OOubjrUj at 11. .
000.000. and cats at S.OOO.uOO metre centner
Rape seed Is being harvested. The yield I :
Colunililu'it Mo nit I uiincli Fijiloileil.
KIEL. Juno 21. The boiler of ote : of thi
steam launches of the Ur'tctl States cruise
ColumbH exploded teday. The cylinder heac
was blown off nncl carried overboard with thi
smokestack and other portions of the launch
Four perfrns were Injured b ) the csplos.oi
and were taken to the naval hospital.
Mix'ro Ilullclliif.five - Torinlci | ! outt.
MEXICO CITY. Mex. . June 21. The Unl
versal ef tndav will publish u report thai tin
Mexican governine.t ! Is building In Englam ' '
five torpedo bMts and tsk Infornntluti on ill
Mrilcn I'lDlnc lorprilo III all.
CITY OF MEXICO. June 21. Reports ilia
this government has ? ordered five torpedi
boats In England are- still being c'rculatod. '
" SMirvt-jrlnir tiaterninent l.iiiul.
LARAM1E , Wo. , June 21. ( Special. ) A
! Fiirve > | r.g party in charge of Deputy United
Sftcs Survejor A T Holmes left here yes
terclay for the Teton Basin , where thcv wl !
finith up a contract commenced U > * eaii
' for the survey of a large area f Brvnrmi
Ism ! It \f \ expected it i . < MIU re
icnths : tu compute the w.rl >
I \VIVP HI ? Till ? T tPT
LAiIMi Or IIIL LAS I
Consecrated by the Emperor to tbo Ilonor
of United Germany.
CONSUMMATION OF EIGHT Y ARS OF TOIL
llcforo tlio Lrrcmonln tlio KnUcr I'nlil u
Milt to tint ItiiMliin VVarililps liu-
memo ' 1 Ill-one AMtnpito * the
1IOLTENAU , June 21. After visiting ths
Russian crul er Rurlk at ! ) 30 this mornlni ?
Emperor William laid the last stone of the
lliltlc North sea canal In the presence of
many thousands of spectators. The weather
was brilliant and the ceremony took place
In the open air and not In the lighthouse ad
joining the sluice , as ; at first contemplated.
The scene of the ceremony was embellished
by handsome designs In landscape girdentng
and the lighthouse standing close to the s > pot
showed the three brotue reliefs of Empeior
William L , Frederick III. and William II
Under the relief medallion of Emperor Wil
liam I. Is a black marble tablet , on which Is ?
engraved In gilt lettering"His Majesty , Em
peror William I , laid the corner stone of the
Baltic canal on June 3 , 1SS7 nncl accompanied
his blows with the hammer by the words , 'In
honor of United Gornuny to her perfect wel
fare , In token of her m'clit ' and power. ' "
The lighthouse and the block of masonrj
Into which the emperor placed the llnlehlug
stone wete surmounted bj enormous scaffold-
lugs rlsMug In a semi-circle and affording
seats for about 15,000 people.
As the emperor approached the stone
Haron von Buol-llcreiiberg , president of the
Reichstag , addressed him as follows
"May It pleace jour majesty to consum
mate an enterprl'c the grandeur of which
from a mechanical and Industrial point of
view , has never been equalled on Gcrmar
Mil. After eight } ears' labor It has been
accomplished with God's help and without a
hitch. Wo now- ceo the completed structure
which has long been planned and the accom
plishment of which has been nnently de
sired by the German hearts. This structuie
was nt Hrs"t Intended to Increase the de-
fenslvo strength of the nation , but will now
promote German trade and commerce. We
may thus be permitted to Indulge In the
hope that the successful accomplishment of
the work will permanently aid and In the
fullest measure fulfill the fu-ther ob
ject of providing a profitable opening for in
"May > our majesty graciously deign t < >
take the mallet I have the honor of pre > aent-
Ing In the name of the Gerimn national rep
resentatives and give the flnls'ilng , trokc bj
consecrating the enterprise. May Gol's rich
est blessing accompany this action. "
Ills majesty then topped the stone threj
times with n mallet saving , "In the name of
the triune God , In honor of Emperor William
and to the weal of Germany and to the wel
fare of nations "
The most elaborate1 arrangements were
miido for todaj's ceremony. The enormoii *
coveted grand stands were filled to their
utmost capacity In the center of the semi
c'reh' was a brick tower and a high Hag
slat , ' , the flrs t surmounted by the German
flag anl the latter by the heraldic eagles and
the German standard. Behind the spot
where stood the commemorative stone was a
dais upholstered In crimson and goU. Bj 11
o'clock all the stands were IllleJ with on
lookers and military and naval officers. The
emperor , accompanied by the empress and
his four sons , arrived on shore from the
Hohenzollcrn In a barge flying the Imperial
tandard HI ? majesty were a garbs elu
corps uniform and the empress was dressed
in a heliotrope costume and carried a prim
rose colored parasol. The crown prince wore
the uniform cf the First regiment of foot
guards anJ Prince Adelberl were a naval uni
PARCHMENT IN THE STONE.
After Emperor William had tapped the
stone , parchment was placed lnslde of It , de
claring the clrcumt'tances of the building , and
completion of the canal The chancslbr
Prince Hohenlohe , In full olllclal uniform
read the document aloud before depositing it
in the stone. It was as follows "The work
of which the foundation was laid by our
grandfather In the name of the emperor , the
connecting link of the German seas , stand"
completed before our eves' , eloquent testlmon >
of the German energy and national Industr )
by which It has been achieved , attended bj
the joyous hopes ? and sympathies of all th °
members of the empire and under tbe viflbl-
protection of heaven , whose grace has wardel
off all disturbances of peace from the father
land during the period of construction
"As we this day , with supreme satisfac
tion , see approaching the fulfillment of the
anticipation which the empire attached to
the creation of this waterway , snIHclng for
the purpose of a naval and commercial licet
It Is n matter of rejoicing that It Is fur-
rounded by an Illustrious circle of alllci.
"In the presence of the representatives of
the nations and with the thankworthy par
ticipation of the envoys of the foreign
powers , whose squadrons we bid welcome to
our first naval harbor now thrown open to
them In all hospitality , we are enabled to
hand over this waterway to traffic.
' Even as we regard It as the foreman
duty of our Imperial office devolving on us
from our fathers to ensure the preserva
tion of peace and the posse < slonsi gained to
the German fatherland In the domain of na
tional prosperity , liberty anl culture s-o also
we hold fast to the endeavor to provide free
course for the labor of the father
land In the hot race of competition anJ pro
tect It from the dangers of Its calling
OPEN TO ALL PEOPLES.
"But not only is the canal a profit to the
fatherland In Its trade , navigation and de
fensive power , but we place It at the service
of the world's commerce , throwing It open
ungrudgingly to all seafaring people to phare
In Its advantage' May It be a work of
peace and through all time serve onlv In the
rivalry of nations for the benefits of peace.
At the same time we wish a memorial to
the opening of this new channel of inter
course to bo erected anJ desire by this me
morial to renew a portion of the thanks
which the German people owe to the great
emperor , who , twenty-five jears ago , united
the German races In eternal bond ? otjl with
wise forcMght began the ork now com
"May the rich blessing which attended the
rule of the emperor of undying memory rest
also upon this work "
The guard of honor was furnished by the
First foot guards and Marine artillcrj
The artillery soldiers were a singularly fine
body of men As1 the emperor , empress and
the > oung princes , kings and grand dukes
stood In their places they formed an em
inently picturesque group , with the back
ground of variegated colors , white and red
plumes' , glittering tnvords and bavonets , naval
uniforms with gold epaulettes , the whole con
trolled with military precision , and In the
distance the many thousands of holiday ni-
tiii-il spectators , the scene thus presented wa ;
remarkably effective , and not one easily tc
The actual ceremony for the great mass ol
onlookers was * a mystery , and outside the
Inner circle not one of Prince llolionlolie't
words was audible. There wa * a royal salute
I. from all the warships as the emperor gave
the first tap , and other Important personages
barfheided , tapped the stone three times Ii
accoi dance with German tradition. The
b.uulf pla > ed different airs as the various per
suns touehed the stone. The emperor and the
Imperial part ) , as Well as all the foreign or
llcers ar.d other persons , then returned tt
their respective ships. In the meanwhile tin
ston : was built In with bricks by the inaMoi
builders uf the canal , the people pressing ir
ac the work was going on and seizing scrap :
of brick and mortar as > couvciilrt * .
REVIEW OP THE FLEET.
The review of the Heel began at 3 p. m
The im erlal > aiht with the Imperial family
kingsgran i dukes , princes and mavors o
it'Oluef citiesetc. . on board left hei
1:1 . r ng9 ai < l at tbe fume moment the crew. 4 !
of all the vestcU It , the harbor manncJ th
yards ar.'l rulls to their full strpngtb , pre
< entt.ii ; a grand spo taclo The Ilohenrollern
proceeled slowly down tb fine , thp emperor ,
In nn a lmlr.il uniform Handing alone on
the bridge the crews of all the craft In the
harbor greeting his maJtvty' with loud
The great banquet , which practically
wound up the ceremonies of opening the
Baltic-North sea canal took plare this even
ing In thc > much dlsctifsexl jtructurc representing
senting the old German vvi rs > hlp Nlobe.
Alraut 1,000 guests participated In the enter
tainment , Including the diplomatic represent
atives of the various nations. The binquel
hall was a fac slmllp of a huge vessel of an
cient const ruction as vva in vogue In the
Seventeenth century The three masts , each
liiO feet high , were token ( loin the hull * of
of the Nlobe and Cetlon , the eirlli-st two voj-
scls of the Infant German nnvy of IfiCO. The
bowsprit formed i art of the Moltke , an
other oil vessel With two topmasts ad led
the total height of the masts were 227 feet.
The whole structure Is 413 feet long and 132
fret wide. The banquet hull tin mured 331
x70 fret One hundred and fi tv arc lights
furnished the Illumination. During tin- whole
of the fe'tlvltles the Naval jorcheslra of the
Second miv.ll division furnished the music.
The French mlmlial. Mennrd , sat on the em-
pir.or's right and the- Russian admiral.
Skijdloff , sal on his left. ' ,
At conclusion of the banquet the em
peror said "It Is with deljght and pride I
look around this brilliant festal gathering
and In the name of the high 'allies bid > ou all
NOT A NEW IDEA.
Wo express our heartfelt , thanks for the
oocl feeling shown toward us" on the comple-
on of the work which was planned In pare
nil In | n > ace achieved. It was not In our
ay that the Idea of uniting the North sea
j the Baltic by canal wag llrst mooted. Far
ack In t'ne. middle ages we found proposals
id plans to carrj out this undertaking , and
.1 the last century the Eldci ; canal was built ,
iparing glorious testimony to the productive
> ewer of that age. (
"But this was only Intended for small ves-
els , and did not suffice for present needs. It
as reserved for the nevvly created German
niplreto complete the greaj task. My ever
.imented grandfather , Wllllhm the O'eai , It
, a" who , rightly perceiving the Import nice
.f the canal for the advancement Of the na-
lonal prosperity and the strengthening of
ur deienslve power , was Indefatigable In
; lvlng his assistance to promoting the plans
or building a thoroughly sbrvlceable water-
lay and removing the manifold difficulties In
he way of Its completion. With pKnsuro and
till confidence the federal governments and
he Relchftag followed the Imperial Initiative
iml vigorously applied eight years to the
advanced toward compl"-
vork which , as It
lon , constantly excited public Interest In a
; reatcr degree. Everything that mechanical
icicnce In Its highest development was able
o create , everything that zeal could do
vcrythlng that solicitude for the workmen
, ngaged In the construction , , In accordant
tvlth the humane social policy of our empire
: ould demand , was given to this work. The
atherlind. therefore , may rejoice with me
.ml . with m ) high allies over a successful
"Wo have not , however , labored for our
-onio In this alone. In conformity with the
s-reat civilization of the German people , we
ipen to the peaceful intercourse of th.o na-
lens one with another thu1 locks of this
. 'anal ' ; anil It will be a source of Jo > ful sails-
action to us If Its constaiit utilization . 'hull
) ear us out that the Intentions by which we
Have been guided have not dlone been un-
lerstood , but have also proved fruitful In
iilvanclng the welfare of the ? people The
LirtlclpatlPti in our fetes of the ] owe"s whose
epre entatlves we see amongst us and whose
plendld ships wo today ajullrccl , I acknowl-
, 'jge the moro readily , as J ( believe I am
right In perceiving thureln the complete ! vin
dication of the efforts we invo always al-
.ectcd toward the maintenance of peace.
Germany will range the wk Inauguiatcd
oclay on the side of the * e Copied In the
.ervlce . of peace and will esteem herself
'ortunato If the canal , In this sense , fur-
hers and strengthens our friendly relations
ivlth the other powers.
"I drain my glass to the welfare of the
worthy sovereign powers. "
At today's ceremony , the > oung sons of
he prince regent of Brunswick were on duty
ivlth a body guard form n company of the
'Irst regiment of the guars. The emperor's
ourth son was m the Imperial tent , as was
alE > o Prince Henry's little ; on.
COUMl.Nlb ON WILLIAM'S hIMi.Ol. : !
rcncli > < Mv iiiprr-i Crltlclsn tlio Ccrnmn
Kiiip-ror'H Tulk nt Kiel.
PARIS , June 21 The newspapers generally
regard Emperor William's speech at Hamburg
as Inspired by a desire to bo agreeable rather
than expressive of his real sentiments.
The Estaffo declares that it Is necessary
for the realization of the wl hes expressed bj
the emperor that France and Germany should
: ) o reconciled , I. e. , that the question of Al
sace-Lorraine should be settled.
The Solell re-marks that In spite of the pv
clflc tone of the emper&r'p utterances morose
persons remark that peaceful festivities have
sometimes preceded terrible wars.
The Raphele. referring to the same subject ,
sa > s that Europe does not believe that peice
Is the sole object of the building of the Baltic
and North sea canal.
According to Lipalx. Emperor William de
sires peace , but the "republic alone can give
universal peace to the brotherhood of nations. "
The Slecle submits that the peaceful lan
guage of the emperor Is as consistent as the
dispatch of a wreath to London on the anni
versary of the battle of Waterloo.
According to the Radical , the simplest
method of assuring peace Is for Germany to
surrender what she owes to war , apparently
referring to Al ce-Lorraine.
The Petit Republlque expieeses the opinion
that to credit the utterances of Empercr Wil
liam at Hamburg vessels of commerce shouH
have been convoked at Kiel , not war ships
The Gaulols regrets that Germany does not
admit oven that there Is an Alsace-Lorraine
TIIAXKs TO VON IIOUT'I IJII UK.
( onslclcrod Slcnlllr.iiit In VPVV | of Ills-
nmrrlt'H l.utr Itnm rk .
HOLTENAU , June 21. Emperor William
has add'csHMl an autograph letter to Carl
von Boettlchcr , Prussia minister of the In
terior , In which he says : "After the opening
todu ) of the Baltic canal 1 led myself under
the necessity of expressing to > ou my 1m-
pc-lal thanks and entire gratitude for the
devotion and fidelity with -which you have ?
directed and promoted the' Bevelopmcnt ol
this epoch making work of German In
dus ry In all Its stages. A8 a mark of my
good will I am sending you my bust In
marble. The sight of this will ever remind
you that my warm thanks are your duo foi
the signal service yotr hnv eo devotedly
rendered my grandfather and father , now
resting In God , which I hopr may long be
preserved both to inself und the father
The letter has canted much comment It
\lcvv of Prince Bismarck's recent stricture !
In a speech to an aggregation of agrar nus It .
which he referroJ to the ' 'burrs which stlcV
fast to mlnls'erlal post ! " an-J which was sup
pa-eel to have been directed against Dr. Vor
Boctt'cher. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Oppiilnc Ni-w ( on iilute HATnieiili. .
WASHINGTON , June 21 Ha\.lng In view
the possibility cf further trduble In Armenlt
Involving naturalized American citizens , con i
gress In Its last session created two addi I
tional United States conrulates there , al
Harpoul and Erzeroum. The Department o !
State has taken steps to establish tliwe Im i
medlatc > ly , and to that end has arranged ti
send two experienced consular clerks to opei
the consulates and put them In worklni I
order In readiness for the appointment o
regular consuls , who have not yet been tv
I'lot ACU im the Miltnn'i Life.
VARNA , Bulgaria. June 21 A report ha
reached here from Constantinople ) tha
a state plot , directed agalnit tV sultan o
Turkey , has been discovered In the I'aclcald
military college Thirty stude-nta were nr
rested ) esterda ) evening , and the arrcit c
others Is Imminent The students declarei
, theimelves to bo opposed to the preient re
gme , which they maintained Ii tranaformlti ;
a peaceful population Into horclci of eavagee
ADOPTED THE COMPROMISE
Convention of Lenguo Olubs Endorse tlio
Committee's R port Ignoring Silver ,
BYRNES DEFEATED FOR THE SECRETARY
Nntluiml t onvciitlon of Itcptilillc.in l.rnqcm
C'ltiln 1'riictleiilly ( ontpletc' * ttft
l.aliorn Itprrpllun to Governor
CLEVELAND , 0 , June 21. The eighth
national convention of republican clubs closed
today. All week there' were apprehensions of
an emb.iirasslng light on the silver question ,
but nothing was dlspose-d of In all the pro
ceedings so quickly or so quietly as that mat
ter. The committee on resolutions had fet
tled this matter last night by deciding to
report that the league had no constitutional
right to adopt resolutions and Us report to
that effect was approved. Constitutional
limitations arc sometimes In the way , but
In this case the constitution was considered
convenient by both factions. The gold
standard men were not satisfied , but they
e'otild not FCC any way to do anything better
than to adopt the Patton substitute , ns given
In these dispatches last night. The silver
men are elated. They say that If thov could
not get free silver nothing else was adopted
and that It Indicates that the republicans
concede they cannot get along without the
western states. Although It could not have
been secured without a hard fight on the lloor
of the convention , the western delegates ex
pected to have an anti-silver resolution
adopted over their heads. They claimed to
have gained more advantage than tit nny
national lepubllcan league convention. Tele
grams were received here yesterday and
today from presidential aspirants and leading
republicans In all parts of the country , sug
gesting that any action on silver would be
dangerous ) and these advices no doubt did
much toward having the hot poker dropped
for Patton's substitute.
The local papers tried today to Interview
delegates on the report of the committee on
resolutions. The free silver men an a rule
would not express nn opinion , Senator
Thurston of Nebraska said "The report was
enthely consistent with < hc league organi
zation , but I should have prefeircd a dis
claimer of any authority to make a plat
form or commit the party , followed by such
resolutions as would express the views of
the e assembled delegates on political Ispues.
I am In favor of improving the financial
plank of the last republic in platfoim
PLANNING FOR THE rt'TTHE
While mail } delegates were steaming over
the lake this morning there was a joint
meeting of the ollleers of HIP state league
vork and the executive committee. John L
Vebster. the Nebraska vice-president , pre-
llecl In the absence of General McAlpIn
Mr Churchill of Colorado said the con-
e-ntlon had not the courage to express nny
Pinion on nnvthing , and It would be dllll-
ult to outline plans for organisation.
Mr. Gieen , president of the New York
eamle , said the convention had resolved it-
elf into a nonentity. He Insisted on the
netting hearing Prof. George Gunton of New
York , who had been Invited here to address
he organizers and officers on plans and
irlrclples. In this meeting , as In the con-
entlon , Pennsylvania opposed New York. Al-
hotigh It was Known that Oeneral McAlpIn
vanted Dowllng made eecretafy and New
York cast her solid vote of ISO for Daw ling ,
et Pennsylvania votsd solidly for Byrnes of
Colorado when the tide wan turning
trongly toward Dowllng.
The effort to divert attention from silver
o the tariff as the Issue continued today
'he speeches In the convention , as well as
it the banquet last night and elsewhere
tvero all In that line When the Tlppecanoes
.nil other local cluba tonight went to the
lepot to meet Goveinor .McKlnl ° > the Iowa
land of Allison men headed the proceslon
here was every effort to make the week of
silver agitation end In a big boom for the
arlff as the Issue of the republicans.
OPENING SESSION DELAYED.
The assembling of the convention for the
hlrd day's session was delayej until almost
noon by the meetings or ollleers of state
eigue * . The new executive board , the com-
nltteo on league work and other organlza-
lens engaged In routine business ) The old
executive committee was also engaged during
ho forenoon closing up Its business.
Meantime , while the band was entertaining
ho waiting crowd at Music hall , the leading
silver men were In conference on the Patton
sub. tltuto for the urual Eet of resolutions.
Many anti-silver lealers who were not mem
> era of the much abused committee on reso-
utions were not inclined to be bound by the
Minpact that the committee had entered Into
n order to extricate Itself. None were how
ever , able to suggest any plan that would
prevent a minority report and the preclpl-
atlng of a light on the lloor of the conven-
, lon. The anti-sliver members of trio com-
nlttee Inslstoi that they had made the best
> osslble choice of two evils and argued the
delegates to stanJ by the Patton substitute
rather than bring about a worse
resolution. The silver leaders went
about telling all their supporters to keep
quiet in the convention and let the anti-
silver men fight It out among themselves. If
he silver question was reopened on the lloor
cf the convention by an effort to adopt any
esolutlons or otherwise.
The Pennsylvania delegation held n meeting
tcday and decided to stand by the platform as
reported by the committee on resolutions last
night ThH action had Its effect on thp New
Yorkers an'l others who were Inclined to
fight the Patton substitute.
The usual cheering of leading republicans
was Indulged In ns they entered the hall to-
doj. Although many had gone home , Muslo
hall was filled when General Me\lpln , the
now president , called the convention to order
at 11 o'clock.
The ? silver men were displeased. They
claimed that nominations for secretary clo = ed
last night Chairman McAlpIn , however , had
the stitcs called again and the name of M. J
Dow ling was presented by Minnesota and
seconded by other states Numerous speeches
were made seconding the notnimtlons for
secretary made before adjournment list night
It had been thought that J. F. ll > nu-s. tlio
silver aclv c te from Denver , would bo el cud.
The anti-silver men were accused of hold
ing a confeienco last night and agreeing on
M. J. Dow ling of Minnesota and the ) In&li-teel
that as nominations has been co ! ed lat t
nls'ht the ruling of General .McAlpIn was
an arbitrary one ngitnst their favorite.
PRECIPITATED A SCENE.
P F. Powers of Michigan precipitated u
scene of some disorder by offering a r s'luttiri
to have the selection of a secrptaiy referred
to the executive committee , on which each
state has a representative. Mr. Powers In-
clsted that a man of better qualification ;
could bo selected In the deliberations cf the
executive board than In the contests In the
convention on other grrunds thin the special
qualifications of the man fjr the pUce.
Judge A. L. Morrison of New Mexico saU
Secretary A B. Humphrey had been care
fully selected by tlio executive ) committee
e'.ght yeirs ago and re-elected every jeai
since by the conventions without opposltlor
and he considered It best to have an Investi
gation by the executive committee before
tr > lng any newin.ii
o Mr. H. R. Churchill of Colorado dcnuuncei
the resolution as one. intended to defeat J. F
IljrneH of hi ? state and appealed in the con
ventlon If Mr. Bjrnca were deffatotl not to di
It In Hint way.
Mrs J Ellen Foster said It was the prece
dent of the republican national committee. nn <
of the i : rty to have men Imp r ni se-erctarie
selected by the executive committee. * and no
by the convention * .
Senator Curr of Illinois , who clumiilonci
Mr Eden of his statn for recretary. hole
that thofo who had imulu ranva ct for tin
otllce were not being falrl > treated by re
opening nominations todu ) and iga n b ;
this resolution to rcJi-r 'o it. > txe'cutlv'
comm'ttee Numerous points ofdrr wor
, raised on the constltuuoiu'tity o ! the rte
IS.1' ? fur Oiniilia nnil Viilnltv
Kiel CaTOl lYM'l vltlos.
Itoptililloan I.eanno Convontlou.
WinKlim on Itolln's HOOUH ,
V. St. Joseph Mn i el or Mystery.
Onmlm Hull d'atiic.
( ire-lit Itoitt Knee Postponed.
H. Cotinoll 1 Hull's l.oenl Matter.
lo\\ti Siiiiilay SolioolVoilefrt
I. Kclitorlal iinil Coninicnl.
.r > . .No Destitution In Nebraska.
Capital Clt.v ( losslp.
Iltinelt Sociti Trial.
Dostriietlvo Plrent Oilell ,
( > . Comiuoielal nncl rinanolal.
Dun's IJov low oT Tiatle' .
7. Ilouanl riolilhiK'n lieitnaiioo.
S. Injtisiife of the A. I1. A.
10. Wat in Weather Si ! )
Tiaiiiini ; of l.oooinoth'e
U. In the Klelil of I2leetilolly.
SKotoll ofil Western City.
Plans for Purls' Imposition.
11 ! . Cattlemen Litigate.
Will Not Lose the Oregon.
Stm los ot War Heroes.
lutlon. All wcie overruled by ( "hnlriiian
McAlpIn. who Ilimlly tofused to recommit1
any cine until cutler was restored. Mr.
Powers of MIclilK.m ' nnlly witnlnw lit.
resolution so that business could proceed.
Senator J. M Thurston of Nebraska , on.-
of tlielce presidents , at this Juncture took
the clinir nncl was given a rousliif , reception
The following names were nniiiunrcil for
the Lnllot John I' . Djrnes , Col nidi ; V
0 IMens , Illinois ; T. 13. Wnlkor , Nebnshi ;
M. J Dowllng , Minnesota.
Although Mr ValUers nanio had been
wit'ulrawn , vet lie received home votes. 1k-
fcre 'he resul * of tlip ballot was .innOiinji',1
chinK < " < were inacle from Dyrnn aii'l L'dens
to M J Do-'I'IK. ' and tne latt--jf elect nn
vns made uni.litious without a emu.
Tills eimed nil the pllver agitation mill the
apicc'iii'it nf tin1 eontemllng factions 'o have
no llnanclal fight on the lloor of tlie conven-
tiu' . was carrl" ! tnroiigh. The leault was
pvtcil with applause
Metvrp Hunipliroy of New- York , Laughl'n '
of North Dakcta Bvrnes of Colorado , Kelly of
Minnesota and Edcns of Illinois were appointed
to iscort Mr. Dowllng to the platform. Mr
Djwlmg assumed the duties of his place with
out nuking a speech. A strong vote of thanks
was tendered Hon. A. 1) ) . Humphrey , the re
tiring secretary. Votes of thanks were also
tendered the citizens of Cleveland , e\-I'rcsi-
clent Tr-ic ) and other ofilcTs.
The election of treasurer wi rcferrcl to
the executive committee. At 1 10 p. in. the
convention adjourned fine die for an after
noon excursion on the lake and a reception to
Governor MrKlnley arrived from Ottawa
Kan , at C 35 this evening He was met at
the union drpot by the Tippecinoe club and
the Porakci club , headed by the famous Iowa
State band He was driven direct to the
Hollenden , the headquarters of the National
Republican league , where he held a reception
from 8 to 0 o'clock. Many of the delegates
to the convention called upon him. and the
s'ream of people pasting the governor In the
parlors lasted fully an hour. An effort was
made to induce him to ppeak , but lie was
tiled alter his long Journey and declined
Later In the evening he was driven to ths
residence of Hon. il. A. Hanna , whose gu ° st
he will be while here.
ST. PAUL. June 21 Richard J. Dowllng.
the new secretary of the Republican Nnlloml
league. Is a young man In jears , but ranks
well to the front among Minnesota repub
licans. He IB a native of Massachusetts , 28
years of age. unmarried , and has resided In
Minnesota since 1S77 , having been editor of
Lf.ie Renvlllr Star-Farmer for a number of
jcirs. Two years ago lie was first a'fiistnnt
clerk of the house of representatives , and this
> ear was elected chief c erk by a unanimous
veto of all three parties , but has never ac
cepted any other olUclal position.
MUiT Ucinocritlft Still .vctlve.
ST. LOUIS , June 21 Twenty Missouri
democrats , each one of whom was chairman
of a county central committee , met In the
parlors of the Planters last night and after
three hours discuss on adopted a resolution
offered by Chairman Wilson of Lafajettc It
was an acceptance of Chairman Maftltt's
proposition to call a meeting of the commit
tee when a majority of the county chairmen
so requested The free silver men will en
deavor to secure enough signatures to Insure
wii.i. fo.iiIMC'K t'oit Titi.it.
Claims that lie Iloes Nut ( two tlio Hunk
BALTIMORE June 21. W. J. Zlerhut , the
decamping cashier of the Mllllgan State bank
at Mllllgan , Neb. , arreitwl liere , has made a
confession to a representative of the llaltl-
mcro Sun. He says : "This Is the first time
I have been arrested , although I will admit
that I had to leave Mllllgan once before
about trouble with the other bank. In that
case every claim was paid In full , with 7 per
cent Interest. There Is a law in Nebraska
that prohibits on officer or stockholder In a
bank from borrowing or loaning over 20 per
cent of a bank's capital. I did borrow more
than 20 per cent. I borrowed about $17,000
and did so largely by means of fictitious or
accommodation notes , depositing as security
$15,000 of the bank stock and a first lien on
$2. ! > 00 worth of real estate. 1 owe thoMllllgan
bank less than $1,000. I will go hack with
out any fuss , and will see what they can do
with me. I would rather face the music. "
u.u.ifi.i t'VHi.iv nt'ii.ni.\i.
HliU Oprncil fur rirrprnoflni : of Arcliei mill
Completion of Itoof.
WASHINGTON , June 21. ( Special Tele
gram ) Bids for the fireprootlng of arches
and lloor beams and completion of the roof
and skyllxhls of the public building at Omaha
were opened today In the ofilcp of the super
vising architect as follows Harmon & Maler.
Omaha , JHR.I.J. ! . Gllsonltc Roofing and Pav
ing company , St. Louis , $3ssi $ : > ; Illinois
Ttira Cottn Lumber companv. Chicago $10.-
CC3 ; Benjamin H > de , Chicago. $ ! 0.ISO ; Em
pire rircproofltiR company , Pittsburg , $42.-
4f.O . , William J. Welslmns. Omaha. $44O.SO ;
John I Herrl'iglon. WaFhlngton. . D. C. . $15-
2f.tl ; J. C Eggeis Omaha , $ -16''A ' ' ; Guaranty
Ct-iiunuctlon evinpany. Chic fo , $49,07C ; Hani'
llton Bios , Omaha , $ IJOSS2
Bids fur the- Interior finish of the nt'lc
story of the building at Foit Dodge. la. , were
also opened today as follows- Groves Packet !
Contracting companv , 81. Joseph , Mo ,
$12.V ; Herfler & llrmvn Fort Dodge , $2,2tU ;
GePigeV. . Mason , l-'ort Dudge , $ . ' , . < S7.
The contracts for bntli these bulKlliiss
will probablv be awaidrd In the course of a
week to the lowest bidilors In each case.
Oru-.inl/iMl u Mnuiif I'lilrlot.
LARAMIE. W.vo. , June 21. ( Speclil i-
Thirty-llve of the llfty prospectors In the
Cooper crick min'ng ' c.i-i.p held a mcetlnti
on Monda ) and formulate. ! rtKs ; and plans foi
thn orKanlxntlon of a mining dlmrlct. Tliomai
Morgan \\us selected as prot-ld nt of the dis
trict and Carl Str.itlcy was nnili > secretary
The feeling among the minors U very en-
tluiflafiU' over the future pinptcts of UK
.Mii\finciitK of Scu ul-iu \r -l Mu ) ' . ' 1.
At New York Arilved-Fucrit IHsmurek
At Liverpool Arrived llrltjntilca ant
Michigan , from Iluiton.
At IJueerttoHiirlveil -Lucinh , Iron
New Yirk , for Llvi-rp > > 1
At Drcmcrhavpi' Arrived-Haale , fr. n
New York via PenitliampHn
At I.Herpe'plrnveel L'J. sllia , Iron
At NtworkArrivcJ t'ampao a , fi < in
IS WAITING NOW ON BOILN
Oily Comptroller Completes Checking Up
Books nnil Propnrotl to EcprU
WISHES TREASURER'S ' STATEMENT FIRST
Muny \ \ lioVrro AcUuncocI dull
IVIit It In Itoiulsiiiuii Scriirt'il by
Triinifiir of Krnlty Itunti Srrln
to hnl nifivn Itlglit.
The Investigation of City Treasurer Uolln'i
olllclal status IH Btlll on and It Is now claimed
that another day will be required to reach anv-
thing like an accuiate estimate uf the shortage -
age In the- public fund. The comptroller with
three or four assistants has spent four duvB
In going over the accounts and comparing
entries with the corresponding receipts and
wnirants and ho IH now waiting nn his oar
while Mr llnlln Is preparing n statement
of his llahlllllts. When this Is completed the
comptroller will compare that with lib own
figures as Indicated by the duplicate receipts
In the comptroller' ! ) olllce and then the shortage -
ago will be reached.
One result of the prolonged Investigation
will be n decrease In the shortage of scvctal
thousand dollars. The city cmplojps who Ind
been advanced money by Mr. llolln have been
liu .tllng to square their accounts and the
aggic-gato amount that has been paid Into
the treasmy In this way will materially swell
the oash balance. One member of the city
council had drawn $1,125 , which would bo
equal to his pay for twenty-two months or
for sixteen months after his term of oltlco
had explicit. He paid $1,000 of this amount
thp da > after the shortage was discovered
and vesterday he paid the balance and the
memorandum was destrojed , Other city of-
firlils had drawn amounts langlng from $10
to $500 , which have aUo been repaid. In
these cases no record Is left to show that the
money has ever been missing , FO cac'h
da > 's delay Is In the favor of the city tica-
HONDSMCN AHI3 ' '
SIX'l'Rni ) .
Mr. llolln has secured his bondsmen for
whatever amount they may ho required te >
mnke up by deeding them all his Omaha
property with the exception of the house
and lot In Kountze Place where he reside * .
The e Include lots 17 , IS ll ! and 21 InVa -
verly addition , lots 8 and ! ) In Ludv. Ig Place ,
lots S , ! l and 10 , block 33 , Ambler Place , lot
7 , block ! , Walnut Hill , lot ! , block 12 ,
Kitchen & While's subdivision , west one-
half of lot 30 in llurr Oak addition , lot ? II ,
15 and IS , Walnut Hill and the lot on tl.o
southwest coiner of Ninth and Leavenwortti
streets. The total consideration Is $25,000 ,
and the deeds are made out toV. . A. Paxton -
ton , as trustee for the bondsmen.
Some ftirprlsc has been cxprcppeil that
the Inveitlgatlon of the accounts shouIJ 01-
cupy such a length of time The checking up
process Is not a complicated one. The re
ceipts are checked up by comparing t'io '
duplicate receipts with the entries In the
bjokh and the expenditures arc verlllfd by
"Imply comparing the warrants with the
conctpondlng entries. It v\a. positively an
nounced when the Investigation was begun
that It would be completed In less than
twelve hours. Instead ne-rlv u week has
passed and the tame | rcillctlon Is still made.
The opinion Is frfely expressed that the In
vestigation has been , purposely dela > el In
order to afford limit 'to round up the em-
plo > es , contractors and friends who have
been advanced municipal cash , and reduce
the shortage to a modicum by Inducing them
to pay up. Tills is emphatlcall } denied by
Comptroller Olsen , who says that he If pii-h-
Ing the work as rapidly iu possible. Ho
Iliought It would only be proper courtesy to
allow Mr. llolln time to make a slatemcn
of his own before he made an > estimate of
the shortage , an 1 he Is now waiting for Mr.
llolln to complete his figures.
Rt'SH CORRECTS OLSUN.
In an Interview published Thursday , Comp-
lioller Olsen as ei'"d ' thi't when John Rus i
wan city treasurer lie had refused to allow
the comptroller to check up his cath and
that John L. Webster , who was then city
attorney , had rendered an opinion which vvai
to the effect that the treasurer was right.
Mr Rush sa > s that Mr Oiscn was certainly
mistaken. "I am surprised , " he continued ,
"that Mr. Olscn should have made such a
statement There was no lnqnii > modi ; of
Mr. Webster for an opinion relative to an
examination of the cash accounts during my
term of olfiee , or If there was I was IIPV.T
not ficd of It. As a matter of fact. If tha
comptroller or the finance committee of the
cit > council had at nnj time asked to be
allowed to check up cash balances they
would have been allowed to do so without
hesitation. My check books were Ivlng on.
the counter during every working day In
the year and I still have them in my posses
sion , with every check that was drawn by mo
while I was city treasurer pasted In. Of
course since then the law ha" been changed.
When I was In the olllco the treasurer was
the absolute custodian and I have no doubt
that If the city attorney had been asked for
an opinion at that time he would have
given It as Mr. OUcn says.
"Now , I want to say with reference to
pajments of cash without warrants. The
Ilee Is quite correct when It says that no
money should be paid out except by warrants-
of the mayor and city council. Hut there
arc times whei ; : would work a great hard
ship to hold this rule Inflexibly. Tor In
stance , the fire and police commissioners
want a span of horses. They have exactly
the right thing In prospect , but the owner
wants his cash. Some member of the boa id
goes to the treasurer and explains the situa
tion , assuring him that the warrant for tha
amount will bo Ir the next appropriation
sheet , and the treasurer advances the money
on this representation. The same Justifica
tion may occur In a ca"-e where an em-
plojo of the city t Middenly called out of
town and ncecn ! money , or wlipn his wlfp or
child Is slek or dead Under Ftich conditions
led tape should he ignored Hut otherwise
and under all otlur conditions the treasurer
should InsUt on u warrant before paying out
Dcct no \ninlcnnmtr. .
PHILADELPHIA. Juno 21 The amal
gamation of the International Premneu J
union and the TypograhpiiMl union has fallen
through , principal ! ) because the former union
was opposed to Mich a step. After amalgama
tion hail been knocked In the head the rep
resentatives drew up a report of a ? \ > rt of co
operative evstem. The report Is to the effect
that whenever the tjpos want to inaugurate
a m Ike the } can call the bookbinders and
prritmcn out , providing the local unions giva
their con'-cnt The following officers were
elected at today's ? settlon of thp pressmen s
convention. President , Theodore V. Gal-
ltko bkl , St. Lauik ; first vtco president.
.les Johnson. Louisville ; pccond vlco pres
ident , J. A.rther. . Minneapolis ; third vie a
president , J. A. Patlon , Toronto , secretarj-
tr > > amic r , Jainr ? Nelson , Urooklvn. 'Ilia
next meeting will be held in Chicago.
A nilllfil nil Attornn.v.
FHIRIDAN. wvo. . June ii-t
CharU'8 II. Iluirltt , an attorney of Buffalo ,
was ass lulled here last Sutuiday evening by
Slock Inspector Jennings , belter Known ai
"Slorty. " Humtt had bten defending H.
I ) McKenzle , charged v\lth rteallng c.iitli > ,
and In the course of his remark * to the Jurv
alluded In uiicnmpllmnitarv language to the
part history of Jennings , n vvitnc ! * In the
case , Jennings stiuck htm a powerful bl > v\
Jennings was iirrc-sti'.l ami pild a fine with
out trial. He has , however , been rparrestrd
em .1 complaint swoin out bv the county
attorney and will be brought tofore tha
lniiuic < * for I. tic ! .
| Tl'CSON Ariz June' 21 Tfca Jurv tht
I aftrrni in < n HIP C K > I I il'i , > d Si > , g Mar.
. slial Monk MiniK hUucna Star Gov
ernor Hughe * pay r t r J.'OOvO fur libel.
I awarded Mvade } l U.i
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