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The Old Bay StaCi Rocked to Its Very
THE FOLLOWERS OF GEN. BUTLER
Secure Control of the Democratic Or
ganization and Run the
SCENES OF WILD CONFUSION,
In the Midst of Which Butler is Nom
inated for Governor.
THE DEM. CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Denounce the Convention's Work, and
Call a New Convention in
DEMOCRATS OF CONNECTICUT.
A Full Tick* 1 Nominated and Winning
Plat form Adopted.
GENERAL POLITICAL POINTS.
IJ. S. Senator-Elect from OregonCon
WORCESTER, Ma^B., Sept. 17.There is a very
large gatlieung ot delegates to the Democratic
State convention here to-day. Butler's friendB
aie hire in laige numbers, hut arc meeting
with most dettrmintd opposition, and show
signs ot we, lcrie-s bcLorc the convention meets.
It the Butler links are broken, Charles Theo
doic HuHsrll will be nominated. The State
Cmtral committee is deciding the eases wheie
there are contesting delegations against the
Iiuthr men, and theHe proceedings are de
nounced by the general's friends.
BUriiRK MEN IN POSSESSION.
At about 8 o'clock the Butler men, having
possession or. the hall, placed D. Powers, of
Spiingfii-ld, in the chan and proceeded to bus
iness. Attei a long wiangle Mayor Pratt took
the floor and said that persons then in the hall
mi dit remain but that no others should be ad
mitted. A resolution thanking the major for
his decided ground was then unanimously
passed amid gicafc enthusiasm. A recess was
then tuken Loi filteen minutes.
At 11 10 David Powers, of Springfield, took
the floor and requested the delegates to nomi
nate a chairman. Mr McDevitt, Butlei's sec
letary, made a motion that a committee be
nominated see that only delegates bearing
credentials be admitted to the hall. Carried.
The committee was appointed and retired, and
betore they letiuned a lush was made for the
ball. One outsidei toiced the door and waserty
closely followed bj a mob. The doors were
then closed by the police.
At this juncture Major McCafferty entered
the hall and was received with cheers.
CEN1RAL rOMMIXTEE PROTEST.
Hon. Edward Avery stepped upon the plat
form and said. "By request of the Democratic
State central committee I am here to an
nounce" Oat calls and hisses followed each
othtr in rapid succession, Avei maintaining
his position noon the plattorui.J
A delegate moved that Avery be requested to
leave the plat torm. The chairman decided that
Aveiy must lenve the platform, which here
fused to do. Ihe chairman then decided no
motion in ordei till the committee on creden
Major McCafferty jumped to his feet and said
Avery was ambitious for the honors of a mai
tyi. "lie wanted to go out to the blue bloods
and lntoim them he had served themhe had
done then bidding. He wanted to go out and
inform the rrn who called the members of the
convention communists that he had periormed
that duty. He was anxious to relieve his bow
els, and should be allowed to do BO.
"I am authon/ed," -ai Avery, commencing
to sp" ik, when it calls awl hisses again inter
rupted the speaker, who was obliged to cease
Excited delegates requested Avery to look in
a glass and see if he knew himself. (Laugh-
McCafferty again tried to speak, urging the
convention to listen to what Avery had to say.
The excitement at this point beggars des
cription. Dt legates were brandishing canes,
Finally Avery got the platform and declared
the convention adjourned until Wednesday,
the 25th of September. Intense excitement
followed, amid which Avery retired from the
J. B. Reilley begged the convention to hear
Avery, no matter what he had to say, but
Avery bad left the stage and gone out of the
A delegate moved that a committee of two
be appointed to go outside and inform the
tiowd at the doois that the committee of cre
dentials would examine the credentials of dele
gates and admit those who had proper author
ity to enter. The ehaii appointed Major Mc
Caffertv and Mr. Lower.
A motion was next made that the galleries of
the hall be opened to the public. After Bome
discussion it was earned and the galleries were
immediately filled with an excited crowd.
Chailes H. Straus read the regular call issued
by the State Central committee and was loudly
Mujor McCafferty was then unanimously
elected temporary chairman, and on motion,
appointed the committee on credentials.
Dr. Gockntz, of Boston, then arose and de
nounced the action of the Democratic commit
tee, and said it could not be considered as
binding on the Democratic party. Iu reply
the ch.ur ruled that the action of the commit
tee was not a mattt before the convention.
Mr. Gockntz then attempted to speak, but
was ruled out of oidei.
A motion to adjourn was then made and
voted down amid great confusion.
A motion prevailed that during the recess the
delegates irom the several Senatorial districts
assemble and select members of the State Cen
tral committee for the coming year.
Mr. Mellen made a motion that the repre
sentatives of the different Senatorial districts
constitute the entire State central committee
of the paity in the future. Unanimously
Mr. Clark, of Pittsfield, called attention to
the rule adopted two years ago, and said that
under that rule, now in existence, the members
of the present State central committer wuld
hold office until Jan. 1. He therefore moved
that the authority by which that committee
was to rernam till Jan. 1 be rescinded and their
places declared vacant. The motion was unani
mously adopted. I
The committee on credentials having made
their report of delegates entitled to seats in the
convention, Hon. R. J. Spofford was elected
In his speech Mr. Spofford alluded to the
wants of the laboring class and denounced the
bondholders and banking monopolies. He was
At the conclusion of Spofford's speech John
L. Rice, of Spiingfield, nominated Gen. Butler
for Governor. (Three cheers and great excite
ment, the delegates all rising.) Mr. Cook, of
Boston, seconded the nomination, which was
received with enrhusiasm.
Ar tins point, amid intense excitement, John
C. Gal van took the floor and denounced the ac
tion of the committee, being repeatedly greeted
by hisses and groans and cries of "Put him
The speaker asked how in the name of God
any Democrat could nominate Butler as a
Democratic nominee. For fifteen years he has
opposed every Democratic principle. When
the speaker said it was proposed to fu him in
the field as the Presidential candidate there
were cries of "Yes! Yes!" and three groans
were given for the Bpeaker at the conclusion of
A committee on resolutions was appointed,
consisting of a delegate from each Congres
Mr. Cook said it would take some time for
the committee on resolutions to make resolu
tions to suit the convention and moved a recess,
which was taken till 2 PM.
Upon reassembling the convention on reso
olutions reported as follows:
The Democrats of the commonwealth of
Massachusetts by their duly appointed dele
gates in convention assembled, hereby reaffirm
and reiterate their adherence to the time-hon
ored principlee of Democracy enunciated and
acted upon by Jefferson, Madison and Jackson,
and pledge their best exertions to make them
effective in the guidance of the government of
the nation, so that all people of all States may
be maintained in their rights, subordinated
only to the rights and powers of the federal
government as defined and limited by t^e con
stitution framed by onr fathers, and the
amendments thereto which subsequent experi
ence has found necessary.
Jicsolved, That we condemn and will strenu
ously try to reform extravagance in State ex
penditures, the unnecessary increase of officers,
the waste of the public domain, which should
not have been given away large portions as
endowments to aid individuals or corporations,
but reserved for the use of actual settlers only,
so that homes could easily have been obtainable
by the industrial classes on the failure of
profitable employment in other enterprises
whose production is the only source of wealth
to the country.
Resolved, That with exceeding shame and sor
row we have seen a President, elected by the
votes of a majority of the people, at an election
held in accordance with the provisions of the
constitution, set aside and the people deprived
of his services in that high office by a series of
most astounding forgeries and perjuries, the
possibility of the successful existence of which
weakens the very foundation of the republic.
Our grief has not lessened because this mon
strous wrong was done by aid of an unconsti
tutional commission, which found it necessary
by a party majority to refuse to receive evi
dence of potent frauds in the electoral votes
in order to consummate the act. We therefore
unhesitatingly declare that no man ought to be
permitted to hold office who is tainted with
fraud and corruption, and if it can be done
without rebuke by the people, then, indeed we
fear for the perpetuity of republican institu
Resolved, That long continuance of one party
in power in the nation and especially in the
commonwealth, leads to corruption, affording
opportunity and temptation for maladminis
tration and peculation, and a multiplication of
salaried officers, many of them unknown to the
constitution, thus removing the responsibility
for misgovernment from the officers elected di
rectly by votes of the people, and giving in
fact the administration of the commonwealth
into the hands of officers unconstitutionally
appointed by the executive so as to interpose a
commission between it and the
people for the just accountability
of executive officers for extravagance
and the accumulation of unproductive prop
in the hands ot the State, the puichase
and caie of which has been paid for by a
bonded debt of many millions purposly plac
ed in foreign countries, BO that it might be
held as an investment free from taxation,
which have so burdened the people with debts,
State and municipal, to be paid for by a con
stant increase of taxation and exactions upon
the people in a time when all enterprises are
hindered, when industries in busi
ness yield no adequate return
and labor gets no just equivalent for its toil,
make it of paramount necessity that the ad
ministration of State and municipal affairs shall
be thoroughly and efficiently reformed.
We therefore reproduce the platform for the
State government as set forth by the Demo
cratic party in its convention in 1875. a more
extended reference to which is found in the
address of our candidate for Governor to the
citizens who asked him to be a candidate, and
in which he pledged himself to undertake to
reform all such abuses.
Resolved, That we deprecate the tendency of
legislation, growing year by year, to place im
pediments in the way of a free exercise of the
rights of suffrage by the poor and laboring
men. The Democracy hold the ballot as an in
born and inalienable right of free citizens. All
legislation, therefore, should tend to give them
the full enjoyment of this right. All acts
passed to restrict or hinder its exercise, under
any pretense whatevei, are unconstitual
and void, and should be repealed. By the con
stitution of the United States, the fact that a
titizen is a man, gives him prima facie evidence
to vote, and he should have the right to have
his name registered wherever laws require
registration. That no law ought to be passed
leqmring citizens earning daily bread bv daily
toil to spend his time proving his right to vote
before any tribunal whatever. On the con
trary, whosoever denies that right should be
held to make good that denial.
Resolved, That wo call upon all citizens of
whatever political views to unite with the De
mocracy in the election of legislative and exec
utive officers who will faithfully carry out
these great measures of so much needed re
form, but by so doing we do not hold them
pledged to any further co-operation with the
party, or bound to it save as they recognize in
all things the justice and wisdom of their
The resolutions were adopted unanimously.
The ticket was completed by the following
Lieutenant GovernorJohn Adams, of
Secretaiy of StateChas. M. Strauss, of
Attorney GeneralCaleb Gushing, of New
AuditorJ. Boyle O'Reilly, of Boston.
TieasurerD. N. Skeehngs, of Winchester.
27e Seizure of the Hall.
WORCESTER, Sept. 17.The facts are as fol
lows relative to the seizure of Mechanics' hall
by the Butlerites: About 5 o'clock this morn
ing some 150 Butler delegates, headed by Dr.
McSheehy, of Boston, and other ardent Butler
men, entered Mechanics' hall and proceeded to
elect P. J. Hughes chairman, and declaring
their intention to remain until the convention
was fully organized. At 5:05 Dr. McSheehy
sprang to the platform and nominated Gen.
Butler tor Governor and three cheers were
given for Butler. Speeches followed by Mc
Sheehy and many others. Many of the har
angues were very violent. Nearly every dele
gate declared he would stay there till forcibly
thrown out. Another shouted out, 'He would
vote for Butler in spite of the devil or any
other man." These remarks were loudly
By 8 the regulars had waked up to the situ
ation, and at 9:30 A. M. the mayor of Worches
ter an ived with a posse of fifty officials. He
appealed to them to disperse, and said if they
would go out he would protect all in their
rights. A delegate asked him what he meant
by protecting them. The mayor intimated
that the police of the city Bhould not be used
to clear the hall when the convention assem
Butler's lieutenant appeared on the scene
and asked the mayor if it was true he had
posted blue coated policemen in the corridors,
and locked doors to prevent ingress and egress.
The mayor Baid ''No, anyone could go out who
chooses." "Can they come in again?" asked
this morning between 4 and 6 o'clock by some
disorderly persons, who broke down the en
trances thereto. At 10:45 they are still in pos
session of said hall. I demanded that
said persons leave said hall at tke re
quest of the State central committee, which
they refused to do, and I am of opinion that
said hall cannot be cleared except by violence
and perhaps bloodshed. Respectfully yours,
sir," replied the mayor.
"Then," said McDavitt, "We refuse to leave,"
and this declaration was followed by a passion
ate peal of applause.
When the State central committee fully real
ized that the Butler faction bad control of Me
chanics Hall they appointed a committee to
see what could be done toward procuring the
hall. They waited on Mayor Pratt about 10
o'clock this morning and informed him of the
state of affairs. After the mayor wont to the
hall he wrote to the committee as follows:
"Mechanics hall was taken possession
CHARLES B. PRATT, Mayor.
On receipt of the above the State central
committee unanimously voted to adjourn the
convention till Wednesday of next week at
Faneuil hall, Boston. This action was ren
dered necessary from the fact that Butler's
friends have secured all the vacant halls in
Worcester, the leaders taking the ground that
after the mob proceedings which have taken
place here to-day they can go before the people
and lead a movement that will crush Butler.
The Central Commtttve.
WORCESTER, Sept. 17.At the Bay State
house, Hon. F. W. Bird addressed a crowd in
the vestibule at 1:30, and announced that in
asmuch aa a mob had taken possession of Me
chanics' hall, and the Worcester mayor, who
had authority to remove it, saying that a forc
ible attempt might result in riot and blood
shed, the speaker gave the decision of the State
committee that the Democratic State conven
tion be held in Faneuil hall, Boston, the 25th,
where a police force would be on hand to pro
tect the convention's rights. The announce
ment was received with cheers.
The crowd then dispersed, and at 11:40 all
accredited delegates were admitted to to Me
Democratic Committee Address.
WORCESTER, Sept. 17.The following address
was adopted about noon at the adjourned
meeting of the State Democratic central com
mittee: To the Democrats of Massachusetts:
WHEREAS, A delegate convention of Demo
crats of Massachusetts for the nomination of
candidates for State officers, was called by the
State central committee of the Democratic par
ty to be held at Worcester this day and
WHEREAS, I is found at the hour of assem
blage of said convention that Mechanics hall,
ihe hall engaged by the committee for holding
such convention, is possession of a mob
publicly announcing itself as acting in the in
terests of Benj. F. Butler, which entered the
hall by stealth and by force, by ladders
through the windows and breaking d'wn doors
WHEREAS, The mayor of Worcester informs
said committee by letter, a copy of which is
hereto appended, that said hall cannot be
cleared and placed within the control of Baid
committee without force and probably blood
Now, therefore, the State committee of the
Democratic party of Massachusetts, believing
that said convention cannot with safety be held
this day at Worcester, and declaiing the right
ot free and peaceful assemblages of all deliber
ative bodies gathered for political purposes is
founded on the principle of all democratic ac
tion, do hereby declare and proclaim said con
vention, called to be held at Worcester, post
poned, to meet at Faneuil Hall, Boston, Wed
nesday, September 25th, at 11 A. M.
The Connecticut Democracy.
NEW HAVEN, Sept. 17.The Democratic State
convention met in Music Hall this forenoon,
eveiy town in the State being represented.
Hon. Francis A. Marten was chosen permanent
president. The committee on resolutions are
in favor of soft money.
Senator Eaton and A. E. Burr are not in the
convention, and it is reported they left town in
disgust when they ascertained the complexion
of the committee on resolutions.
The old State ticketErkart I. Hubbard for
Governor, Francis B. Loomis for lieutenant
governor, Dwight Morris for secretary of state,
Edwin A. Buck for treasurer, and Chailes C.
Hubbard for comptrollerwere nominated by
The declination of Francis B. Loomis for
lieutenant governor was received and the
declination accepted, and Hon. CharleR Durand,
of Derby, was nominated in his stead by accla
mation. The nomination was accepted.
TH E PLATFORM.
The following is the pldtform adopted:
Resolved, That the Democratic party of Con
necticut again pledges itself to all the princi
ples which it has invariably adopted, and
which a majority of the people of this State
have repeatedly appiovedthe constitution
and Union shall be maintined, with the supre
macy of the civil over the military authority
the largest individual liberty consistent with
public order equality of the rights of all citi
zens, local self-government and the limitations
of the constitution to be observed by those ad
ministering the affairs of the federal govern
SecondWe demand that rigid economy shall
be observed in every department of the State
and federal government, and that the salaries
of public officers shall be reduced as the neces
sities of the times require.
ThhdThat deep seated and continued cor
ruptions among federal officeholders and em
ployes shall cease, and we demand of Congress
that it shall rigidly and persistently pursue in
vestigations to uncover fraudulent and illegal
practices which deplete the treasury and add
to the burdens of the people.
FourthWe condemn the monstrous frauds
and daring and unrighteous action by which
the people of the United States were cheated
and deprived of their choice in the Presiden
tial electiona bold plot and unparalleled fraud
which struck at the heart of the republica
plot and fraud which shall not be condoned
and shall never be repeated.
FifthThat public lands shall be preserved
for the benefit of actual settlers, and subsidies
of money or lands to corporations and specu
lators shall cease forever.
SixthThat the conbtitution of the United
States recognizes gold and silver as the stand
ard money of the Union, and this standard is
the most stable basis for the commercial neces
sities of the world. The Democratic party of
the Union has never failed to recognize and
support this essential principle. A great and
costly war and Republican financial fraud and
corruption brouaht an irredeemable currency
under which the prices of every commodity
have fluctuated, under which material
interests have suffered, labor has been
deprived of its just reward, and many busi
ness men brought to bankruptcy. But the
laws of trade, with a large balance of foreign
exchange in favor of this country, have brought
us to the doo*1
of redeemable currency and a
sound basis for an impro\ ed and prosperous
state of affairs, which will place the creditor
and debtor of the government on the same
SeventhThat the resumption act, so-called,
was in its inception unwise, uncalled for and
not demanded at the time ot enaction by those
laws of trade which govern with unerring cer
tainty the finances of a country and having
confidence in the Senators and Representatives
of this State in the Congress of the United
States, we unhesitatingly rely upon their in
tegrity and judgment, believing they will he
controlled in their action upon the question of
resumption by those well known principles
which underlie the necessities of commerce and
the best interests of the people of this State.
EighthWe condemn all repudiation and de
mand an honest and just payment of the pub
lic debt. We denounce the financial policy of
the Republican administration as the direct
and shortest way to universal Dankruptcy and
total repudiation, and we declare that whatev
er currency is issued should be for the benefit
of the whole people.
NinthWe demand of our Senators and
Representatives in Congress earnest efforts to
increase our trade with foreign nations by
such legislation as will tend to restore our
commercial tonnage to its former equality
with that ot Great Britain, and place annually
in the hands of our ship owners many millions
of dollars in gold which now goes to enrich the
owners of foreign ships, and thus furnish to
the laborer increased employment, reduce pub
lic taxes and greatly increase the country's ex-
1 cnthThat we will thank the Democratic
House of Representatives for earnest strug
gling against the Republican Senate to reduce
public expenditures and lighten taxation.
EleventhThat we request the next Legisla
ture of this State to carefully consider the
laws that have been passed daring the period
ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1878.
of war and of excessive expenditures, and to
modify such portions of them as may be
deemed injurious in any degree to public in
terests, and we recommend a modification of
the trustee process so that the wages of the la
boring man with a family, the wages of women
and children, may be protected, and that we
also favor a reasonable homestead exemption.
TwelfthThat harmonious union, the rights
of every State respected, a friendly intercourse
among the people, and a cessation of hostility
are essential to the good name of the republic
and the prosperity of the country, and we in
vite all voters who favor this healing policy,
and who are opposed to the politicians, in or
out of Congress, who strive to keep alive ani
mosities between different sections of the
Union, to act with the Democratic party in the
coming election, and to those workingmea
whose right to suffrage baa been sustained by
that party in the great conflicts when their
rights were assailed to all laborers of whom,
in every vicissitude in onr country's history,
the Democrats have been unflagging advocates
and friends, we extend the same cordial affec
tion and respect that have distinguished our
party from the days of Jefferson to the present
On the adoption of the platform there was
one dissenting vote.
New 17. 8. Senator front Oregon
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.A Salem dispatch
says this morning the Democratic caucus
nominated J. H. Slater for Senator. Later a
vote was taken in each house of the legislature
resulting in his election. Slater, in an inter
view, says he is not in sympathy with the in
flationists. He advocates the substitution of
legal tenders for national bank notes, and op
poses fiat money, and demands the currency
shall be on a coin basis.
WOODBURY, N. J., Sept. 17.The Republicans
of the First district nominated Geo. M. Robin
son tor Congress.
NEWARK. N. J., Sept. 17.The Nationals of
the Sixth distnet nominated Francis C. Bliss
EUFALA, Ala., Sept. 17.The congressional
convention here voted 754 times for a nominee,
when Williams, present member, and the other
candidates, withdrew their names and Sam Ford
HARRISBORO, Sept. 17.Ex-Gov. Curtin was
nominated for Congress by the Democrats of
Centre county to-day, subject to the decision
of the distriet conferees.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17 The receipts from the
sale of tickets for the concert to-night for the
benefit of the yellow fever sufferers amounted
PEORIA, 111., Sept. 17.Dr. Geo. A. Wilson,
of this city, was nominated for Congress to
day by acclamation, by the Democrats of this
ROCK ISLAND, 111., Sept. 17.Hon. John B.
Hawley, assistant secretary of the treasury,
made the opening speech of the campaign in
behalf of the Republicans this evening, dis
cussing the financial question from the. stand
point of actual knowledge acquired in the
treasury department. He took advanced hard
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
SUICIDE O A BANK PRESIDENT.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.Gustav Matt, pres.
ident of the French savings bank, committed
suicide this evening in his roe-.j over the bank
by shooting himself in the mouth. He left
nothing in explanation and no adequate ex
cuse is known for his action. The bank was
recently investigated by the bank commission
ers, who found everything right. The knowl
edge that the commissioners were examining
affairs canned a run on the bank by small de
positors, during which about a quarter of a
million was withdrawn, but the flurry was soon
over. Deceased's private affairs were pros
perous so far as known. Among the papers
found on hi6 person was a notification lrom a
London and San Francisco bank that his note
for $30,000 would fall due to-morrow, but it is
not -believed by his friends that has any bear
ing on the case.
SHOT A DETECTIVE.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.Thos. Allen, a notorious
gambler, to-day shot and killed Private Detec
tive Edward Malloy, at Allen's gambling house
on Broadway. Allen was the first to infoim
the authorities of the affair, and claims it was
accidental. They were in a room alone together,
and Allen was showing Malloy a revolver he
had purchased the evening before.
SCHOONER RUN DOWN.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.The steamer Ancon,
]ust arrived from Portland, reports that on the
morning of the 15th inst., in a thick fog, she
landown a schooner about fifteen miles off
Umpqua bar. The schooner sanK in a few
minutes, but her crew and passengers were
saved by the steamer.
STICKNEY TO JAIL.
FALL RIVER, Sept. 17.-Charles P. Stickney,
arraigned to-day in the district court, waived
examination and bail was placed at $40,000.
His counsel said bail would be offered, and
Stickney left in the afternoon for Tauton
HATHAWAY PLEADS GUILTY.
TAUNTON, Mass., Sept. 17.George T. Hatha
away was arraigned to-day. The district at
torney said he had proofs of eleven counts for
embezzlement, and Hathaway pleaded guilty.
Sentence was deferred and Hathaway remanded
POWDER MILL EXPLOSION.
DUBUQUE, la., Sept. 17.Laflin & Rand's
powder mill dry house at Platteville, Wis., blew
up yesterday afternoon, the terrific concussion
shaking the earth for miles around. A work
man was seriously injured. The other mills
were badly wrecked. Loss $8,000 to $12,000.
No lives lost.
AN INSANE MOTHER.
CLEVELAND, Sept. 17.A Leader special from
Chardon, Ohio, says that Mrs. Charles Morse,
of that place, while temporarily insane killed
her little daughter, aged 7, and then cut her
own throat, both dying a few moments.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 16.John White, aged 49,
formerly salesman in the Freedman & Souler
jung cutlery establishment, No. 423 Fifth
street, was arrested to-day for burglary of that
concern while temporarily occupying their of
fice as a sleeping room. His operations have
extended over a peiiod of a month, and the
goods stolen are valned at over $4,000. He con
fesses the crime.
Losses by Insolvent National Banks.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17.The comptroller of
currency states that the aggregate capital of
2,400 national banks, organized since the es
tablishment of the national bank system,which
have become insolvent, was $16,232,600. The
aggregate dividend paid creditors of these
banks from Nov. 1, 1877, to Sept. 17, 1878, iR
$2,614,125. The aggregate dividends paid
Bince the organization of the system is $13,-
767.587. Total amount of creditors claims
proved, $22,720,802. Total losseR to creditors
of all national banks during the last sixteen
years upon $500,000,000 of capital and $800.-
000,000 of deposits, is estimated not to exceed
$6,500,000, an amount probably not equal to
the losses which have fallen upon creditors of
savings banks and State banks the past year.
Movement of Ocean Steamers.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.Arrived, steamships
Abyssinia, lrom Liverpool, Gen. Werder, from
Bremen, Schiedam, from Rotterdamv and Can
ada, from Havre.
LONDON, Sept. 17.The steamships City of
Limerick and Devonia, from New York, and
Bulgaria, from Boston, arrived out.
sssjae^-r Coal Production.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.The board of control of
coal producers fix 1,200,000 tons as the coal pro
duction for October. The present combination
is continued until April next.
THEIR CONTENTION OF FOURTEEN
IN TIME SECOND DISTRICT.
All the Leaders Slay at Home While a
Knot of Impracticables AssembleAn
Objectionable Platform AmendedThe
Champion Ass Puts In an Appearance
and Blows Hi BazooUnsuccessful At
tempt to Secure a CandidateThe Nom
inee Declines to Ran and the Convention
Adjourns Without Filling the Vacancy
Strait's Tactics Thwarted.
Specially Reported for the Globe.]
NOBTHFIEU), Sept. 17.This was the day for
the Nationals or Greenbacks to meet in district
convention and ascertain what to do. The
crowd came to-day because there was no alter
native and they must come while there was a
crowd or not at all.
Shortly before 12 o'clock the Nationals gather
ed in Lockwood's hall. Henry Lindsay, of
Faribault, read the call, and S. Reynolds, of
Cannon City, was chosen temporary chairman,
and C. W. Pye, of Northfield, secretary.
Committees on credentials, permanent or
ganization and resolutions were appointed, and
it was dered that delegates from other locali
ties be used to fill vacancies. The committee
on resolutions consisted of J. Gore, Morris
town F. O. Rice, Northfield Geo. Chamber
lain. Dakota H. Lindsay, Faribault John
Godfrey, Cannon City. A recess was then
taken until 2 p. M.
It was a peculiar looking crowd that assem
bled this afternoon. The majority*rf them
looked as if they wanted greenbacks more than
anything else, and their subsequent proceed
ings demonstrated this to be the case. Previ
ous to the calling of the convention to order,
C. B. Lowell, of Hastings, appeared to be
wrought up to the explosive pitch, and he pro
ceeded to bore the audience, which perhaps
numbered fifty persons, with his views. He
proved himself the champion nuisance by
speaking at intervals all the afternoon.
The first business of the afternoon was the
report of the committee on credentials. I was
a unique affair. Mr. Lindsay, of Faribault,
appeared on the platform with a couple of
scraps of paper in his hand, and said:
'Rice county is full. Dakota is full, and
Mr. Hall is here from Le Sueur. We also pro
pose to allow those present to vote for localities
The immortal fourteen, who it subsequently
appeared comprised the convention, adopted
the report quick, and Mr. Chamberlain, of Da
kota, reported Joseph Gore, of Morristown,
Rice county, as permanent chairman, and C. W.
Pye as secretary. The report was adopted.
F. O. Rice, of Northfield, then presented the
platformand such a platform. Rice evident
ly wanted gieenbacks or something else bad.
His hair was long, his eye wild, his shoulders
stooped, (evidently by carrying a weighty
brain,) and aside from the blue ribbon ',n his
coat lappel, his raiment appeared to have ante
dated the original greenback. In order to give
his intellect still freer play, he wore no shirt
collar and read as follows:
WHEREAS, The Republican party has in
augurated a financial policy the tendency of
which is to create a moneyed aristocracy and
reduce the people to a condition of poverty or
WHEREAS, The Democratic party, as a party,
is pledged to the same ruinous policy, there
Resolved, By the delegates of the National
Greenback labor party of the Second" Congres
sional district of Minnesota, in convention as
sembled, that we declare ourselves a party
absolutely independent of either of the old
parties, and that we adopt the following funda
mental plank in our platform:
1. The greenback dollar to be a full legal
tender for all debts both public and private
and made as absolute in its functions as the
gold or silver dollar.
2. All money to be issued by the general
government and that in sufficient quantity to
pay its bonded indebtedness.
3. The immediate payment of all bonds in
the lawful legal tender money of the country.
4. No further isBue of bonds of any State
5. No class legislation.
6. Equal taxation.
7. The repeal of all national bank laws and
the retirement of all national bank bills.
8. Honesty and economy in the administra
tion of public affairB.
Rice had evidently made Mich an impression
that his platform was likely to go through
without dissent, when Mr. Donnelly arose and
stating that while he was not a member of the
convention he was a Green backer, and he did not
want to see the paity place them
selves in the position of repudiation
lsts. Bonds had been issued pavable
in coin, and it was such resolutions as the third
one of the series read which enabled their
enemies to accuse them of being rcpudiation
ists. He hoped the convention would not adopt
the resolutions without change.
B. C. Lowell's time evidently hung heavy on
his hands, for he straightway proceeded to
make an ass of himself for the Rpace of half
an hour or more. He talked of everything
under the sun, and even the most visionary of
the remaining thiiteen wished he had died be
fore he was born. A motion to throw him out
of the window would have prevailed unani
Mr. Smith, of Faribault, followed with a
ringing and sensible speech. He denounced
anything squinting towards repudiation. They
wanted honest money, greenbacks instead of
national bank currency, and if they set them
selves up as repudiators they would be defeat
ed and ought to he. He moved to amend by
striking out a portion of the second plank and
substituting for the third, making the two
read as follows:
2. All money to be issued by the general
3. The payment of bonds now outstanding
at the earliest practicable moment in exact
accordance with the conditions of the original
contract upon which they were issued.
Pending Mr. Smith's amendment, Lowell
made three or four more harangues to the holy
horror of Chairman Gorethe father of the
Greenback party in Minnesotawho would
have given several greenbacks to have shipped
the fellow home to Alaska. During one of his
multitudinous yawps he drew a memorandum
book and read the following resolution, which
was presented by some lunatic to Hewitt's Con
gressional labor inquiry committee in New
Resolved, That the government should issne
seven thousand million greenbacks and loan
them to the States, the States to loan them to
the counties, the counties to loan them to the
towns, the towns to loan them to the people at
two per cent, per annum, taking mortgages on
real estate therefor.
It is to the credit of the other thirteen that
no second was obtained to the resolution, and
Mr. Smith's amendment was adopted, with
Lowell and two or three others dissenting.
The amended platform was then adopted as
a whole, and NOMINATIONS WERE I N ORDER.
A motion to proceed to an informal ballot
for member of congress was made, and prob
ably would have carried,but Chairman Gore had
a short cut and he put very few
motions to the house. When a
motion was made he would announce
what it was and sit down telling the conven
tion to go ahead. That was the way he served
the motion for an informal ballot and the con
vention proceeded accordingly. Before the
vote was taken Mr. P. B. Cook, of Hastings,
read a telegram from Ara Barton positively de
clining to be a candidate. Mr. Cook said nine
tenths of the convention were in favor of Bar
ton if he would run.
Of course a vote could not be had without a
scene from Lowell and he arose and stretching
out his arms to their utmost extent, shouted:
"Gentlemen, I want to say one word. In
the name of Jeans Christ I ask you to cast this
ballot without consultation. Let each mam
vote without any influence being brought to
bear on him."
The informal ballot was reported by the
tellers as standing.
Geo. Chamberlain, of Dakota 9
Ara Barton, of Rice 3
C. B. Lowell, of Dakota 2
Before the tellers gathered the ballots, Low
ell, in spite of his appeal in the name of Jesus
Christ was observed whimpering to a delegate.
It is supposed he obtained a vote in that man
ner which added to his own gave him two votes.
As night brings out the stars, so this informal
ballot brought forth Hobbs. of Faribault, who,
evidently disliking Chamberlain, moved a com
mittee of five to select a suitable candidate at
The chair declined to entertain the motion.
Mr. Chamberlain arose and asked to with
draw his name. He could not be elected and
was not fitted for it if he conId be, and he
could not be a candidate. While he was speak
ing the chair called for another and formal bal
lot and it resulted in Chamberlain receiving
twelve votes and Lowell and Stearns one each.
Lowell's friend had evidently agreed to cast
but one vote for him, and on the formal ballot
hiH vote for himself stood alone.
Mr. Chamberlain again arose, and with more
positiveness again declined, declaring that he
could not be a candidate for the place.
A. H. Patchen, of Faribault, took occasion to
get in a little work on Ara Barton at this
point. I had been stated they were in favor
of Barton, but he waB joined to his Democratic
idols, and they wanted nothing to do with him.
He did not believe that there were three men
in the convention who would vote for Barton.
The immortal fourteen sat in a sort of dazed
condition after this episode. Some one asked
what they should do for a candidate now that
Chamberlain had positively declined. No one
respondedeven Lowell did not present his
Then some one moved that the chair appoint
a committee of one from each county as a dis
trict committee. The Chair in his favorite
parliamentary way arose, stated the motion,
and sat down without putting it, re
marking that he didn't know who to appoint.
Ignoring the fact that they had no can
didate, the chair said ^that business was over
and speeches in order. This announcement
drove the people out of the hall, and Lowell's
silvery voice rang out upon the GLOBE report
er's ears as he hurried away from his din.
Strait was well represented by strikers, who
were urging a nomination, and they were great
ly discomfitted by the result.
THE HARVEST OF DEATH STILL
Over 00 Deaths and 20 0 New Cases at
MemphisThe Kpldeuiic Spreading Into
the Country RoundaboutSickening Tales
from New Orleans, Holly Springs and
Other Foints-The Noble Relief Work
Continued With Uniibated Energy.
MEMPHIS, Sept. 17.Ninety-six deaths are re
ported to-day, of which twenty-four were
colored. Owing to the difficulties experienced
in burying the dead at Elmwood, Superinten
dent Phillips being sick, and his assistant,
John Dawson, dead, the Howaid association
has placed a man in charge of the cemetery.
Among the deaths to-day are W. Heath,
active Howard, E. C. Marshall, a prominent
member of the citizens' relief committee.
Vincent Baciglupo, J. W. Barton, Dr. J. E.
Penn. Wm. 0 Berst, Jno. Ennis, Mr. Clapp,
Mr. Moffett, and Bobb Hammock, teller of the
Fourth National bank. Two hundred and five
new cases are reported. Among those Jesse W.
Page, active Howard, who is in a critical con
dition D. Langstaff, president of the Howaad
association, is considered out of danger.
To Catholic and Irish societies There is
not now, nor has there been during the past
ten days, any officer on active duty in connec
tion with any Irish or Catholic organization,
to receive or disburse funds sent for relief,
subject to Irish or Catholic, except the Father
Matthew's camp, St. Peter's orphan asylum, or
Sisters of St. Joseph. All are either dead,
stricken down by fever, or fled the city.
Father Peordon, the V. G., is dead. Funds to be
directed either to Rev. J. Kelly, for the orphan
asvlum. Rev. W. W. Walsh, or J. Consadme, of
Camp Matthews, or Sister Leoni, for the sick
Mrs. Mosby died to-day at Ridgeway, of con
jestion. The fever is spreading the suburbs,
and a large number of deaths are occurring at
points several miles from the city. The force
of physicians, nurses and visitors is being
gradually reduced, and the situation is becom
ing more frightful hourly.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 17.Deaths 62 newat
cases 223. of which 122 occurred prior to the
Rev. Dr. Matheas, pastor of the Carrondalet
street church, has the yellow fever. A. W.
Ferguson, opeiator at Port Eads, is reported
very low. J. A.. Shawhan died to-day.
The death list the past three days includes
59 children under 7 years.
From noon to o'clock thia evening 19 deaths
and 148 new cases reported, of which 100 were
prior to Septembf 14th.
NEW ORLEAM*, Sept. 17.Geo. Deacon, of the
firm of Deacon & Co., died to-day. C. H.
Smith, telegraph operator, who had been up
two weeks, relapsed to-day, and is not expected
to recover. Cause, imprudence in eating. C.
H. Cottrell has passed the crisis and is expected
out of danger.
GRENADA, Sept. 17.The death list to-day
were Samuel H. Herschberg, of Louisville, who
had been employed as a nurse in the hospital
here, and Mrs. Joanna Scanton, J. H. Camp
bell, Jr., and a resident of Colorado, whose
name is not given. There were three new cases
reported to-day. Many convalescent are now
seen on the streets. Mr. E. A. Belle, of the
firm of W. H. Belle, of this city, who was one
of the first attacked, and whose life was
despaired of by the physicians, is again visible
on our thoroughfares. Mr. Ball, the railroad
agent, and Mr. Armstead, the express agent,
are convalescing rapidly.
GALLIPOLIS, O., Sept. 17.The yellow fever
excitement here has almost passed, there being
at present only one case, Mr. Hugh Plymate,
three miles below the city, who is pronounced
by physicians to be in a critical condition. No
new cases since the hteamer Porter left. Quar
antine on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers has
been removed and boats make their up land
ings at our wharf. The school board have de
cided to open the public schools again Monday
CAIRO, 111., Sept. 17.John Crafton, the last
of the ill-fated Bulletin employes who took the
fever last week, died last night in the hospital.
No new cases this morning. No arrivals or de
partures. Weather clear and warm.
BATON ROUGE, Sept. 17.Deaths, 2, new
cases, 35, during the past twenty-four hours
ending at 9 A. M.
CANTON, Sept. 17.Total number of cases to
date, 425 deathB, 68. New cases in the last
twenty-four hourB, 20 deaths, 12. There are
six or eight more reported dying. Dr. A.
Coge, one of our best physicians and bravest
workers, is dying. The fever is worse than at
any time yet. We are struggling and trusting,
looking for better days.
(Signed.) ROBERT POWELL, Mayor.
ONLY MALARTAT. FEVER.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Sept. 17The statement In
a special to the Chicago Times, that a Miss
Shidell died of yellow fever, in this city,
and two ladies named Simpson
in the same house were sick
with yellow fever is faliethe pereons referred
to had malarial fever. No native case of yellow
fever has ever occurred in this city. Only
five yellow fever deaths in Nashville to date,
all imported from points weit of the Tennesee
river, where the fever has prevailed as
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 17.C. W. Fergu
son, a former resident of this city, but laterly
of Memphis, and who came from there a few
days ago, died here this morning of yellow fea
rer. The premises and clothing were thoroughly
fumigated and the remains buried this after
VICKSBUBG, Sept. 17.Weather very warm,
clear thermometer 96 degrees. Deaths to-day
22 new cases about 60. Among the deaths are
Chas. M. Hosie, clerk in the postofficc. The
cold weather of last week caused every one to
feel more hopeful, but the warm weather
of the past two days has again reduced them
to a gloomy state, and a smiling face is seldom
seen. All hope for a rain to bring a change
in the temperature and probably a killing
frost. Bishop Eden is reported convalescent,
but very weak.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Sept. 17.Deaths to-day:
Auger Quiggins, Mrs. E. D. Miller, Ben Boyd,
Miss Coldstein. Dr. M. F. Fernee, Lotta Angra
ham, Miss Webber, P. J. Webber, Mrs. R.
Wilson, Lucy Journigen. M. McGowans,
Lawson W. A. Glousy, C. Zalo, Dr. J. N. Fenel.
NASHVILLE, Sept. 17.Edward Marny, a
refugee from Memphis, died of yellow fever at
the infirmary to-day. Mrs. Reillege, who came
here Saturday night from Memphis, was pros
trated with yellow fever last night and taken
to the infirmary this afternoon.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.The Chinese resi
dents of this city have collected and will to
morrow remit $1,200 for the benefit of the yel
low fever sufferers.
NORTHERN OHIO FAIR CONTRIBUTION.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 17.Despite the fact
that the lute fair of the Northern Ohio associa
tion entailed a loss of over $10 000, the man
agement had the exhibition open on Sunday,
devoting half the receipts to the jellow fever
sufferers, which netted said fund over $500. If
the money is not needed the amount is to be
applied for the relief of the poor the coming
SAN FnANCisro, 8ept 17.Total subscription
to the citizens' relief fund for the yellow fever
sufferers thus far is over $31,000, of which
$25,000 has been forwarded, and the balance is
held waiting orders from New Orleans and
Memphis. A telegram is received from Vicks
burg declining further aid. Wells, Fargo &,
Co., in addition to the above, have forwarded
$24,000, and the churches and societies about
CHICAGO, Sept. 17.Citizens' committeo con
tributions, $47 149 various sources, $23,047
total, $70,196. Twenty-six thousand dollars
have been appropriated, $8,100 each to Mom
phis and New Orleans, $4,600 to Vicksburg,
and the rest among various Southern cuius.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.A Portland dispatch
says: Thus far the total sum raised in this
city in aid of the yellow fever sufferers is
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17.A monster concert in
now progressing at the Merchants' Exchange
hall, for the benefit of the yellow fever suffer
ers. Over 3,000 people are present. A large
number of tickets will be sold, and it is be
lieved the entertainment will yield about
PARIS, Sept. 17.The American secretary of
state telegraphs Minister Noyes acknowledging
the receipt of $6,000, the first installment of
the contribution in France for the relief of the
yellow fever sufferers the United States.
Normal School VisitorsNew Corporations.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 17.The following
board of visitors foi the Normal schools has
been appointed by State Superintendent Whit
PlattevilleJ. H. Carpenter, Esq., of Madison
Prof. J. M. Geery, of Uipon O. li. Wyman, of
OskoshHon. Geo. H. Paul, of Milwaukee
President Albert Whitford, of Milton Kennedy
Scott, of Rio, Columbia county.
River FallsHon. Rockwell J. Flint, of Me
nomonie Prof. W.J. L. Nicodemus, of Madi
son Geo. Ulrich, Esq., of La Crosse.
The attendance of the recent tea hers' insti
tutes throughout the State has been very
large. Superintendent Whitford has lectured
many of the institutes.
The commissioner* of public printing will
open bids at 12 o'clock noon tu-morrow in the
secretary of state's office for furnishing the
State with paper for the ensuing ytar.
The secretary of etitp to-day it-sued the
following. W. H. IT. Howell, J. Alf. Kimber
ley, F. C. Shattuck, C. B. Clark and Havillah
Babcoek have associated themselves as the
Atlas paper company capital stock $250,000.
Place of business and location of the mills,
N. O. Swift, J. O. Fox, and T. L. Swift, as
the Eau Claire Brick corrpany. Capital stock,
$10,000. Place of business and location of
yards, county of Eau Claire.
Urban J. Lewis, Geo. Hall, S. A. Dewey and
Henry Underwood, as the Steel Cable Barbed
Fence company. Capital stock 310,000. Place
of business and manufacture, Kenosha.
Augustus Ruggles, Julius A Treat^and Maria
K. Galloway, as the J. Treat lumber company.
Capital Btock, $24,000. Place of business and
manufacture, Fond duLac.
Gathering of the Hosts at RochesterPre
liminary Sermon by Rev, K. R. Lathrop.
Special Telegram to the Globe.]
ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 17.The annual
conference of the M. E. church begins to-day.
One hundred and twenty-five pastorB have ar
rived, and 230 are expected. Rev. E. K.
Lathrop preaches the sermon before them to
night. Wednesday, at 9 A. M., Bishop E S.
Foster, who is to preside, will take the chair
and open the session.
The twelfth annual county fair also begins,
the attractions being Bogardus and the races.
ROCHESTER, Sept. 17.The ball is opened and
the first gun fired. To-night the Rev. E. R.
Lathrop gave one of his characteristic sermons.
The brothers are pretty well in from the outer
watch towers, and to-morrow tne conference
.will open in earnest at 9. A. M.
Government Badly DefeatedA. Number
of Cabinet Ministers Left Behind.
TORONTO, Sept. 17.The elections for the
Dominion parliament took place to-day and
passed off quietly. Up to midnight the result
shows 48 Liberal against 89 Conservatives
elected: Among the defeated are the following
cabinet ministers: P. Cartwright, fin
ance minister Jones, minister of
militia Coffin, receiver general.
Amongst the leading conservatives defeated are
Sir John A. Mac Donald, Thomas M. Ibbs,
Porter Mitchell and P. Plumb. Prominent
ministeralists acknowledge the complete defeat
of the government. Alex. Nucking, premier,
is elected by a reduced majority.
Honors to Dr T. S. Bell.
LOUISVILLE, Sept. 17.At this evening's dis
play of the Louisville industrial exposition a
grand ovation was tendered Dr. T. S. Bell, the
venerable and renowned professor of the ori
gand practice of medicine in the University of
Louisville. The Rev. Stuart Robinson, on be
half of the people of Louisville, presented the
doctor with a gold medal.