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The Arizona Republican.
Tho Only Papor Botweon Galveston, Texas, and Los Angelos, California, that Publishes the Full Dispatches of tho Associated Press.
VOL I.
IPl-ICElSrcX, THURSDAY MORNING-. AUGUST 28. 1S90.
NO. 102
THE DEMOCRATS
Solid Work Done in Their
Coiinly Convention.
An Unbroken Slate mid Lots
of Fun.
Webb, Cox mill Osliorn Take the
Cake Halliert Knifed A Noisy
Day ami Much Kicking.
The Maricopa C'ounty Democratic
Convention mot yesterday morning at
the Hountr Court House.
At 10 a. in. Chairmnii Smith, of the
County Central Committee, mounted
tho rostrum and called to order a throng
thnt lilled tho court-room to its utmost
capacity. Tho candidates and tlioir
strikers were flitting around, and all
faces wore an expectant look, betoken
ing an idea of lively things to come.
Tho chairmnii read the call, after
which ho called for nominations for tem
porary chairman.
Something of a little row then ensued
on tho method of taking tho ballot.
Parish somewhat excitedly terming
Chairman Smith the Speaker Heed of
Maricopa county. Mr. Irrino instructed
tho Chair as to parliamentary usages",
and the lesson wns well received.
A committee from the Republican
Territorial Convention consisting of
Messrs. Woodward, Drown and Morford
made their appearance before tho Chair
and in the name of tho Territorial
It p.ibiicans tendered tho Democrats of
Maricopa county tho use of Patton's
Opera House for that day and evening.
C. A. Luke moved that, inasmuch as the
co-irt room was too small for tho uso of
the Convention that it adjourn to tho
Opera House. The motion was carried
and a long procession filed down Wash
ington street to tho now place of meeting.
I -pon arrival it was found that tho
members of the Uepublican Territorial
Convention had vacated tho door and
had taken possession of tho galleries,
with the evident intention of staying to
sea tiio fun.
Tho Democrats baldly seemed to bo
comfortable in their new assembly room,
and tho reason was not hard to find.
From the back of the stage frowned the
faces of Honest Abe Lincoln and Gen
eral Grant and hung upon tho sides
were jmrtrailsof Harrison and Morton.
The stnrs and stripes were everywhere
gathered in graceful folds and the deco
rations seemed to fairly permeate the
air with a pure spirit of patriotism.
The Convention was again called to
order at 1 1 :2.j. Upon motion of T. E.
Parish, John Lutgordmg and Eugene
Angehnan were selected as tellers.
The election of Temporary Chairman
was. then taken up, delegates voting
by roll call. Balloting had proceeded
until Mr. Chalmers had received thirty
four votes and Mr. Parish live, when
Mr. Parish moved that tho election of
Mr. Chalmers should lie made unani
mous. This was carried and Mr. Chal
mers was escorted to the chair. He
soko as follows:
"Gentlemen of tho Convention.citizcns
of the county, I do not propose to make
a set speech. I am very thankful for
the honor that you have conferred upon
me as temporary chairman. 1 don't think
it is necessary for mo to make a Demo
cratic speech, for two or three reasons.
In tho first place the Democracy is in n
solid phalanx ; wo may have some little
differences among ourselves and some of
us may be more ambitious than others,
but every nomination that is limdo to
day on the Democratic ticket will bo
elected. Wo have tho enemy in full re
retreat. There is division in their ranks
and I predict that not a man who is
nominated here today will fail to re
ceive the greatest vote that has ever
been given in Maricopa county."
Great applause followed tho speech.
I believe tho first thing in order is tho
appointment of a temporary secretary.
Dr. Hughes nominated P. .1. Neatherton
as temporary chairman, and that gentle
man received the unanimous vote of the
convention.
After considerable discussion thochair
appointed ns n committee on platform,
resolutions and permanent organization,
T. K, Parish, Vulture; L. II. Hawkins,
Tempo; Chas. Lewis, Mesa; T. I). Mc
Glasson, 1'hu'iiix; Henry Hogers, Lelii.
On credentials and order of business
were apoiutcd, lohn Lutgerding, l'lue
nix; Georgo Pasay, Mesa; E. Irvine,
I'hienix; O. L. Mahoney, l'coria; Curt
Miller, Tempo.
A recess of half an hour was then ta
ken to enable the committees to pro
pare their report.
rpon resuming business tho commit
tee on credentials presented tho names
and proxies of delegates entitled to seats
in the Convention, as follows:
I'hienix T. D. McGlasson, L. IL
Chalmers, .1. A. Lutgerding, Thomas
King, 15. P. l'orter, N. M. Broadway,
K. Irvine. D. L. Murray, J. G. Pield,
.1. II. W. Jensen. J. M. Gibson, James
Morrell, J. M. Shott, Win. Lyall, A. J.
Thoman, Harney S. Harmscn, W.J.
Wilson, David Kile. J. 15. Hawlev,
Wm. Zent, A.E. Cobb, Preil llalz, M. E.
Clanton, J.K. Burnett, Henry Garlias,
Charles T.Walters, J. D. Reed, A. Bur
santo, Jas. McCarthy, Wm. Gilson, (1.
II. Hothrock, by Dr. Hughes, proxy, It.
15. Dorris, by P. M. Dorris, proxy.
Meva W. J. LolJaron, J. II. l'omeroy,
diaries Lewis, Alexander Hunsaker, J.
A. Stewart, Georgo l'assov, Noah Bruui
hall. Highland W. E. l'omoroy.
Cnrtwright William Smith, John
Ormo and Al. Smoot.
Sidnov M. J. llurlev.
Gila Bond W. J. Morgan. , '
New ltiver Prank Alkire.
Winifred W. K. Brnshear,
Wickenburg Henry Wickenburg.
Cave Creek Pd. Channel, W. 15. Gil
lingham, A. J. Hoskins.
Jordan II. L. Collins.
Camp Creek Georgo Marlar.
Peoria 0. L. Mahonev.
Teiiino Boon Lewis. A. H. Jenkins,
Georgo W. Nichols, L. II. Hawkins.Ctirt
W.Miller,K.G.Goodwin,Jiiaries Austin,
J. P. Redden, Lou Harmon.
Lehi Henry Rogers, II. J. Harper,
I). I". Jones.
Ornic James Vensel, Samuel MoEl
lianey (two-thirds vote), Henry Wilky
(two-thirds vote), and C. A. Slankard
(two-thirds vote).
East Buckeye Abram Charlton,
James Harlow.'
Enterprise 11. W. Hall, James
Bassett, proxies to M. M. Sanders.
McDowell James MeCann.
Verdi. Perry Sears.
Vulture Eugene Angelman, Thomas
E. Parish.
Lower Gila Bend .lake Davenport.
Arizona Palls John It. Norton.
Prog Tanks Eugene St. Claire.
Agua Caliente 11. K. Wills, Georgo
W. Crane; Charles Neahr tuul Widg
wortli, proxies to C. A. Luke, each en
titled to one-half vote.
Order of business to bo as follows:
Nomination of Shenir, Treasurer, two
Supervisors.District Attorney, Itceorder,
Assessor, Probate Judge, two Assembly
men, one Councilman, fifteen delegates
to the Territorial Convention, members
of the Territorial Central Committee,
members of the County Central Com
mittee. Mr. Parish introduced a motion to
change the order of business, placing
legislative nominations lirst. host.
Mr. Parish then as chairman of the
committee on resolutions and permanent
organization read the following resolu
tions, anil being unieniicu ny adding
two paragraphs, were unanimously
adopted.
UvMilrnl, Tho Democratic nnrty of Mnrteoiw
County In convention uheinbfeil rvnfllrm tin Io-
Totlou to Democratic principles n ct rortn in
llio National Democratic platform of lsv.
Wo declare thnt the election of President liar
rlon wan a triumph of ltcnuMiraii methods. A
victor)' teemed through the corrupt hm of
money contributed by inanufaetnres, who, en
riched by leKMntive favoritism, Kve a moiety
of the vast minis taken from the ioeketi of the
producer!!, under an infamous Tariff bill, tube
disbursed through corrupt aicemn for the pur
chase of the flouting vote In doubtful States.
We condemn the policy of President Harrison
In pusslng putruimse of the (loTcrmucut to the
control of the worst clement of his party; repre
sented In the north by (iuayand ClarkMin A Co.,
and In the south by Powell Clayton, Coventor
Warmouth and their carpet-bus associates.
Tho Tarltl' bill now iiendliiK In Congress Is
another etlbrt still further to tax the fanners
and producer of the country, hose homes und
firesides are shingled over with mortgages, for
the benefit of a manufacturing plutocracy, one
hundred thousand strong, thutnlreadyowns one
half of the wealth of the United States and fur
nish the fat-friers with fundi to buy the lloatlng
vote In "blocks of live" lor the benefit of the
Uepublican party.
Wo denounce tne Klcctlon bill as an Infamous
attempt to revolutionize the (iovemment, de
stroy home rule, and to perpetuate the aMtMid
ency of tho Uepublican party, against the Inter
ests, wishes and desires of the eoplc.
We denounce the rules adopted by Congress,
virtually making the Speaker a dictator, and
which has converted the llousoof Itepresenta
tlvei from a deliberative body Into n leglslatle
cabal, there the voice of the minority, and of
times tho majority. Is suppressed under which
rules Speaker Heed was enabled to defeat the
free coinage of silver, a measure Mipjx.rtcrt by
the Democrats en massc.and by a minority of his
own party, making a majority of tho House of
Representatives, at the dictation of Wall Street,
and against tho Interest of a great mass of
people.
Arizona under the revenue laws of the United
States pays directly and Indirectly taxes to the
amount of l,ti,uo per annum, two-thirds of
the amount which Knglaiul attempted to levy on
the colonies that brought on the war of Inde
pendence. Nothwithstuiidlug this heavy tax
we are deprived of all voice In the government
and laws at home by officials appointed by an
alien power, by Judges and executive oillccrs
who owe allegiance to the people of the Terri
tory. Wo claim as American citizens tho right to
homo rule, a representation In Congress, and,
therefore, declare ourselves In favor of speedy
admission of Arizona Into the Union us an Inde
pendent sovereignty, on an equality with the
original thirteen States.
We deuouuee the Republican majority In the
Fifteenth legislative ASbembly for continuing
the session beyond the sixty days' duration as
limited by Federal law, In violation of their
ollleiul oaths ami the advice of tho Attorney
General of the United States, us revolutionary,
subversive of law, and anarchical In Its tendency.
We deuouuee Governor Wollley as dishonest,
Incapable and Incompetent, because he recog
nized the revolutionary action of a majority of
the Fifteenth Legislative Assembly, and because
ho assumed and exercised In Ids executive
capacity the right to set aside legal laws nnd
enforce Illegal statutes.
Ilccause, further, of his securing through Con
gress the- passage of a revenue bill applicable to
this Territory, that If enforced w 111 Increase our
Territorial obligations to the amount of several
millions of dollars, by making tho Territory
responsible for debts created by the counties,
municipalities ami school districts.
And, because, Ignoring the will of the people,
he has attempted through Congress to obtain
the power to remove any Territorial or county
olllclal, virtually making himself a dictator.
Tho Democratic party denounce the practice
of polygamy, and hereby pledges Itself to en
force ttie laws for Its suppression, but arc equal
ly opposed to any legislation which deprives a
citizen of the franchise on account of creed or
race, or that condemns him us a erlmlual be
fore Indictment and conviction.
We pledge ourselves through our representa
tives in the Sixteenth Legislative Assembly to
tighten the burdens of tax-payers In all possi
ble directions, and especially the repeal of luws
creating useless otllccs, that are filled by In
competent uptiolntccs for partisan purines,
and, through the Hoard of Supervisors, to the
continuance of the honest and economical policy
that has heretofore characterized administrative
affairs of the county under Democratic rule.
The Democracy of .Maricopa county ure In
favor of Internal Improvements, und, recogniz
ing tho fact that railroads are the great engines
of modern civilization In building up a country,
we are In favor of all rullroads that will favor an
outlet for the products of this county to the
outside world, und especially do we favor u rail
road that will connect us with the coal, lumber
and mineral llelds of the north, and we there
fore urge our Ucprescntatlvo In Congress to use
all hlslullueuce 111 Congress tosecure such legis
lation us will bind by bunds of steel the county
of Maricopa to the counties of Yuvapal anil
Apache, thus furnishing Interchangeable mark
ets for the products of both sections.
The Democracy of Maricopa county iKilnts with
pride to the record made by Marcus A. Smith In
Congress und hails htm us the best Delegute
Arizona has ever sent to the National Congress.
We Invite all who are In sympathy with the
above resolutions to uiilto with us In tho com
ing canvass Insecure the triumph of Democratic
principles and good government."
The committeo on permanent organi
zation, recommended T. D. McGlasson
us permanent chairman und P.J. Neath
oi ton, Georgo l'assay and M. J. Hurley
as secretaries.
On motion tho report was adopted.
Thomas Parish and Dr. Hughes were
appointed to conduct Dr. T. 1). McGlas
son to tho chair.
Chairman McGlasson was introduced
and spoke as follows:
Delegates to tho Maricopa County Con
vention Gentlemen and Friends: "It
gives mo great pleasure to come before
you, and 1 nssuro you that I appreciate
tho honor you have conferred upon mo,
and in the performance of tho duties ns
chairman of this organization I shall do
my liest to give you impartial rulings,
und hope you may have no reason to re
gret tho selection you havo made."
Adjourned to meet at 1 :30.
AFTKItXOON BKSSION.
Pursuant to adjournment tho Conven
tion was called to order at 1 :4U p. in.,
by Chairmnii McGlasson.
Wm. Kent wns appointed by the Chair
as Sergeant-nt-Arnis and W. L. Loliaron
nnd Georgo Marler were appointed
tellers.
Doctor Mahoney moved that tho can
didate receiving tho majority voto of tho
entire Convention should bo tho nominee.
M. E. Clnnton then aroso and threw a
Itombshcll into the assembly by stating
that, having heard that Sam P. Webb
had been accused of purchasing votes,
he desired that Mr. Webb should lie
allowed an opportunity of coming to the
front and clearing himself of the accusa
tion. An nnimated discussion then ensued,
being to the effect that tiny Democrat of
respjctibility was of course incapable of
such an act. The Chairman finally
closed up the matter by declaring it out
of order.
Nominations for Shcriir were next
nsked for, and Dr. Mahoney placed in
nomination Ed Scarborough.
Thomas 10. Parish nominated James
IC. Murphy.
E. Irvine nominated Sain P. Webb.
W. J. Morgan, of Gila Bend, nomi
nated W. T. Gray.
Tho nominations woro then closed.
L. II. Chalmers moved that the differ
ent candidates como before the Conven
tion and pledge themselves to support
tho ticket, Cnrried.
Messrs. Scarborough, Murphy, Webb
and Gray then came forward and
pledged themselves in short speeches to
support tho Democratic ticket.
On the first ballot Ed Scarborough
received (?., votes, J. IC. Murphy 8,'g
votes, W. T. Gray llj votes, and Sam
Webb 53j votes.
Sam P. Webb, having received a ma
jority of tho votes cast, was declared by
the chair to lie the nominee of tho Con
vention, nn announcement which was
received wjth loud and continued ap
plause. The Sheriff elect was then called to
tho front, and rendered thanks for the
honor done him.
Chairman McGlasson then announced,
"as we have now extricated ourselves
from tho Grnv Webb that enveloped ns.
wo will now proceed to voto for
Treasurer."
Thomas Parish placed in nomination
tho name of J. J. Sweeney; Dr. Hughes
nominated It. L. Hosson; L. II. Chal
mers nominated J. E. Walker; T. E.
Parish nominated J. W. Crenshaw; L.
II. Hawkins nominated A. J. Hiilhcrt.
After speeches of tho candidates
pledginir themselves to support tho Dem
ocratic ticket, the convention proceeded
to ballot with the following result:
On the first ballot Hosson received
201;,' votes, Walker 12"3', J. W. Cren
shaw 18-3, A. J. Ilalbert 23.
On the second ballot : Hosson received
33, Ilalbert 25'., Crenshaw 1(1)4,
Walker (!a3.
On the third ballot, Hosson received
12, Ilalbert :!0, Crenshaw 7, Walker 2.
Hosson having received an exact
majority of the votes cast, was declared
nominated.
Mr. Hosson sjioko a few words thank
ing tho Convention for the honor con
ferred upon him, and promised to work
for the election ol the Democratic ticket
in November.
Nominations for Supervisors being in
Older, Mr. Chalmers placed in nomina
tion John Lutuerding; C. H. Hnkeswas
nominated by L. II. Hawkins; Charles
Austin nominated J. W. Woolf; T. N.
Clanton was nominated by E. Irvine;
E. Gn 117. was nominated by Thomas
Parish.
According to precedence, the candi
dates in a few words, introducing the
ttsnnl chestnuts, proceeded to pledge
themselves to support the Democratic
ticket.
The candidates were balloted ujion
for SujH'rvisor with the following result;
Lutgerding CO fi-fi, Hukes 50)4, (Junz
22'. Clanton 22 1-0, Woolf 7.
John Dutgerding and C. H. Hakes,
receiving a majority of nil the votes cast,
wcro declared the nominees of the con
vention. After a few remarks by Messrs Hakes
and Lutgerding, thanking the conven
tion, nn adjournment was taken until 7
p. in.
After adjournment many delegates
gathered upon the street and cursed
both loud and deep. They seemed to
think that some trick had been played
upon them. The gentlemen from Tempo
were especially bitter, claiming that
they had been tricked by tho Webb-Cox-Osborn
combination. Vengeance
was vowed on Cox and Osborn and a
high time was promised for the evening
session.
i:vi:nin(i session.
The martial strains o! the l'lnenix
Pioneer Hand brought the Bourbons to
tho foro last evening and attracted
sightseers to the Opera House.
No ono knew where tho gas meter
was, though, and uliout half nn hour
was consumed in hunting it up nnd
illuminating the hall.
Tho crowd filed in rapidly and when
Chairman McGlasson tapped to order at
7:30 the large strticturo wns packed.
The next in order on tho list was the
nomination of District Attorney.
Dr. Mahoney rose to the emergency
and said: "Mr. Chairman, I desire, in
the name of tho people of Maricopa
county, to put in nomination Mr. Prank
Cox. Ho has received thrco terms
and always proved himself to 1ms n
square, straight man, and I nominate
him."
Wm. Gilson placed in nomination
Judgo Edwards-; seconded by John
Norton.
John Ormo placed in nomination II.
C. Davis; hceonded by Dr. Mahonoy.
Parish made a speech, in which ho
gave E.J. I'M wards a strong endorse
ment. Ho then moved that the
nominations be closed.
This was objected toby Chahiiers,who
said that the friends of Prank Cox, who
had intended to nominate him mid to
speak in his behalf had not been able
to do so. Ho continued, "I hope this
Convention will not allow itself to be
gagged in this manner. 1 don't propose
that one man shall gag this convention,
nnd I don't want to bo run by Tom
Parish or anyono else. Is this conven
tion to bo rilled by Tom Parish? I
think thesocandidateshavea right to be
heard and I make a motion to thnt
effect."
Cries of "question 1" nnd great con
fusion accompanied nnd followed Mr.
Chnlmer's heated remarks.
Mr. Parish replied : "I am a Demo
crat, in a Democratic Convention, not to
run or rule it, ns my friend Chalmers
thinks. Tom Parisli is not trying to run
this Convention."
E. Irvino then nindo a short speech
endorsing Cox, nfter which tho nomina
tions wcro declared closed.
Dr. Hughes caught tho cyoof the
chairman to any: "I nrise to move that
wo do away with this farce of having the
candidates coming forward nnd pledging
themselves. I have this evening heard
two or thrco that were pledged here
make plans to fight the nominations of
this convention." Cries of "name
them," came from all parts of the house,
und for a time it looked as though the
doctor would be compelled to prove his
nssertions. Tho little remark wns suf
ficient, however to raise tho biggest
rumpus of the Convention.
L. II. Hawkins rose in the interest of
harmony, and the chair finally put the
motion as to whether the candidates
shoti'd come before tho Convention to
stato their views and aims. Carried.
Prank Cox was the llrst nominee
Called upon, und came to the scratch
somewhat warm. He sjioko in sub
stance ns follows:
"I am very sorry that there has been
so much wrangling in placing mo in
nomination this evening. However, I
think it is nil a mistake, and I think
that if my friends Mr. Parish and Mr.
Chalmers understood each other it
would be all right. And, gentlemen, I
can sincerely say that if I thought my
candidacy would make a break in tho
Democratic ranks, 1 pledge you my word
that I would not allow my name to be
presented to this Convention,
"1 have served this county nlmostevcr
since I reached man's estnte, lor six
years, and, gentlemen of tho Conven
tion, f am proud 'of tho duties I have
performed, and I believe that my friends
are also proud of my record. I have
tried to do my duty; I havo hewed to
line, let the chips fall whero they may.
I bnvo prosecuted friend or foe alike, and
without hope of reward. If it be true
that the Democrats here in convention
assembled think that I have held this
ollice long enough, I think I can work us
hard ami do us much if I am not nomi
nated as if I was. Where the smoke is
the thickest und the lire the hottest, you
will find mo there battling for the Dem
ocracy of Maricopa County.
"You have treated me very kindly, so
do whatever you think best on this ques
tion. It is true this is the fourth time I
have run for this ollice, but, gentlemen,
I leave it to your judgment, nnd what
ever may bo the result, you will find me
as I have ever been found, fighting tooth
and toe-nail for the Democratic ticket,
from head to foot. (Applause).
Mr. Edwards then took his inning.
He said:
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Democrats
I am like my honorable opponent who
preceded me." I regict very much that
our zealous friends had some misunder
standing, whatever it may have been.
I nm a candidate for District Attorney,
and so have announced mvself. I have
been a' Democrat all my li?e. I received
the nomination two years ago for the
Assembly. 1 was the only man on the
ticket who was defeated, and did you
ever hear a murmur fall from my lip?
Tho gentleman that preceded me spoke
of being in the front ranks of the battle.
I gentlemen, have also lccn in the
battle, but lehiud, in tho smoke
fighting right here in this comity, and I
have never flinched. When your last
municipal election came on, did you not
find me soliciting lor every man upon
that ticket, and spending money in that
direction? .Money did not come with
ense or through ollice, but by hard work
in my profession. Is it not true? A
county delegate, drunk as a lord, in a
front seat, promptly answered "It is I"
I know that Frank Cox has been n
good officer. Every crack in the Court
House has been filled with his oratory.
I know that Prank Cox is a very popu
lar man and I know that he has many
warm friends, nnd I know that it is hard
for them to break loose from him;
but, gentlemen, I want this nomination.
I think I am just as good nnd equally
qualified to fill the office as Frank Cox.
I have no contracts to fill, and if you
give mo this nomination will endeavor
to be elected, and I believe that I will
be as strong a man as Mr. Davis or Mr.
Frank Cox. Whether I am nominated
or not I shall work for tho Democratic
ticket and spend my money for it and
it will bo money out of Edward's jweket,
and not thnt which has been received
out of tho County Treasury.
II. C. Davis, in a somewhat lengthy
speech, gave ids reasons for expecting
the convention to supiiort him.
The result of the ballot was as follows :
E. J. Edwards 27 1-3 votes, frank Cox
60 2-3, II. C.Davis 3.
Mr. Cox, receiving a majority wns
declared by the Chair tho nominee of
the Convention, amid wild enthusiasm.
On being called upon for a speech, he
responded in his usual lumpy manner,
thanking the convention for tho honor
they had conferred upon him, and
promising his allegiance nnd support to
the ticket.
E. J. Edwards was called out by a
popular clamor, and he renewed his
pledge to tho Democracy, and said ho
was as good a Democrat as though he
had been nominated. He said he did
not mind his defeat but it was evident
iie wns hurt.
Nominations for Hecorder wcro then
asked for.
Dr. Mahoney placed in nomination
the nnino of 1'. II. Coyle. It was
seconded by Dr. Hughes.
Mr. Irvino placed in nomination the
name of Neri Osliorn nnd Chalmers
seconded in a short speech.
Tom Parish got on his feet at this
point and blandly requested a word on
behalf of the minority. He said he did
not know whether tho. minority had any
rights or not. Ho had seen the slate
candidates run through to nomination
with neatness. The only exception was
poor Jack Halliert, who was slaughtered
in some incomprehensible, manner. He
desired to ask the managers of the com
bine to break tho slate on at least ono
name and did not know but what Mr.
Coyle should be tho ono selected from
tho ranks of tho minority for preferment.
It didn't work, for upon tho ballot
being announced it was found that
Osborn hud 52)4 votes, ngainst 29 for
Coyle.
Tho Chair then appointed William
Zcnt nnd H. S. Harmsen as a committee
to sco that tho hall wits put in good
order nnd returned with thanks to the
Hepuhlican Convention.
Adjourned to meet tomorrow at 0 n. m.
CONVENTION NOTTS.
Smutty allusions may "bring down
the house," but nevertheless are to be
deplored.
Harney Harinsen seemed to be in
training preparatory to employment ns
a fog horn.
Doctor Mahoney never failed to come to
tho point, nnd with both feet, too. His
voice was loud in Israel. His dignity
wns somewhat marred, however, by try
ing to sit down in a spot where his chair
should havo been, hut wns not.
The duel between Chalmers and
Furish, over the District Attorney
nominee, was wortii an admission
price us a circus.
Tom Parish, on a division, gave the
Chair the pertinent advice to "march
the delegates up to the bull pen, by
God, and count 'em."
It wns one of the many amusing
features of the "bull ring," as termed
by Parish, that the lawyers who occu
pied it invariably addressed the Chair
as "Your Honor."
It seemed to be rather cruel of Tom
Parish, after nominating Jack Sweeney,
to leave him in the lurch without even
one vote to his credit. Such is the
world of politics.
Again Tin: Hepuiimcan would rise to
remark that there nrc many liars in thip
world. This.philosophical reflection is
prompted by consideration of the votes
at the Convention.
A little brushing up on the ordinary
rules of parliamentary practice would
not seriously affect for the worse the of
ficers presiding over yesteiday's Demo
cratic deliberations.
Fully twenty Democrats of prominence
yesterday openly stated upon the streets
that they would not support Sain Webb
for Shcrifl and promised their aid to any
reputable Hepuhlican nominee.
It was effecting to hour Chalmers
speak so lovingly of his Democratic
brctlicrn in Mesa, of his dear Mormon
friends and their 200 solid votes, in
seconding the nomination of C. H.
Hakes for Supervisor.
The members of the Territorial Re
publicuu Convention looked down from
the balcony yesterday upon the antics on
the lloor much as a'ngels on the battle
ments of Heaven would gazo upon lost
sinners in tho bottomless gulf below. It
was amusing to them in the extreme,
even if home folks did get pitchforked.
Delegate Jensen was absent and had
refused to give his proxy to anyone.
The I'hienix delegation wns accordingly
somewhat abridged. A small effort wns
made early in the day to allow E.
Irvine, the chairman of the delegation,
an extra vote for this reason, but the
scheme failed.
C. It. Hakes, for Supervisor, had to
recommend him for nomination, his
occupancy of the same ollice for the
the past two years, being a high coun
selor in the Mormon Church, coming
from it district where 200 solid Mormon
Democratic votes are cast at each elec
tion. Needless to say, he is as good a
Democrat as could be found.
If amotion made by Collins, of Tempo,
for an adjournment lifter the lirst ballot
on the Treasurer's light had been car
ried, the result would probably have
been very different. Tho eyes of the
south side delegation wcro opened upon
tho false faith kept by the "combine" in
I'hienix, nnd a half hour's work would
have sent Ilalbert in witli a rush.
IIAII A SOFT SNAP.
An Indian Acent llraulng )r Two
Thousand Extra Itatlims.
The Indian Hureati recently received
n report from A. T. Lea, who has been
engnged in taking the census of the
Sioux trilxs of Indians. Ho completed
the count of tho Indians on Hosebud
Agency, in South Dakota, and finds
there arc 5100 men, women nnd children
located there. As the Indian Ollice for
the Inst several years has been distrib
uting rations at the ncency on the basis
of a population of 7500, "nnttirally the
inquiry nrose as to what had become of
the other 233-1 Indians nnd their rations.
This query was put to Indian Agent
Wright, who reported eacli quarter the
number who drew rations, and in
reply asked thut he be allowed to
take' an enumeration himself. At this
enumeration, only 125 more Indians
were found than in the last count.
Thereupon he accounted for tho dis-
crepency by stating timt an epidemic
nninnrr the Indians lust vonr bail taken
off a large number. Tiio ngency phy
sicians however, rejwrt only nineteen
deaths during the year. An investiga
tion win be luui,
llloodcil Horses Sftlil.
Ni:w YoitK, August 27. Frank Ehrct
lias bought out Theodore Winters' sta
ble, comprising six or seven horses, the
principal ones being Hey del Hey, Joe
Courtney Naretta and Average." The
price, it is said, was 8o,000. .Mr. Win
ters reserves El Hio Hey, who is retired
to the stud. Mat Allen, who is Hev's
trainer, expects to win the Futurity
Stakes witli Hoy del Hey.
On tho Diamond.
Boston, August 27. The League club
of Boston could not have lost had they
tried. Attendance 850. Score: First
came. Itoston 15. Pittsburg 7. Hatterics
Clarkson nnd Ganzcll, Osliorno nnd
Wilson.
Second game: Boston 11, Pittsburg
3. Hatterics Getzein and Ganzcll,
Phillips nnd Wilson.
Boston, August 27. The Brotherhood
games was a ningnillcent contest today,
and was won by the Boston club in the
ninth inning. Chicago easily won the
second game. Attendance, 31)00. Score:
First game Boston 8, Chicago 7. Bat
teries Gumbert and Murphy, Baldwin
and Boyle. Second game Boston 2,
Chicago 8. Batteries Murphy and
Sweet, Bartson and Parrell.
Nkw YoitK, August 27. Anson's
League team won easily. Attendance,
1100. Scoro: New York 1, Chicago 5.
Batteries: Hussic nnd Buckley, Hutch
inson nnd Kittredgc.
New Yokk, August 27. The Brother
hood homo team won by timely batting.
Attendance, COO. New York. 10, Pitts
burg 5. Batteries: Barron and O'Day,
Carroll and Toner.
Bkooklyn, August 27. Tho Superior
batting of the visitors won tho game.
Attendance, 1700. Score: Cincinnati 8,
Brooklyn 1. Batteries: Mullaneand Har
rington, Terry and Daly.
Philadelphia, August 27. Tho
Brotherhood took a tuniblo by Shindle,
and a misplny of Sanders lost the game.
Attendance, 300. Score: Philadelphia
5. Cleveland 0. Batteries Sanders nnd
Cross, Gruber nnd Brcnnan.
Philadelphia, August 27. The Phil
lie's League again won bv luck. At
tendance, 1300. Score: Cleveland 2,
Phillies 4. Butteries: Young and Zim
mer, Smith und Schriever.
IlAitTFonn, Conn., August 27. Kaccs
postponed on account of rain.
HOUSE ENGOUNTERS
Members Become Exceed
ingly Personal.
Itcgular
Fight Barely
Averted.
The Senate Dousideriiifr the Tariff
Davis of Minnesota Speaks
In Favor of Reciprocity
Washington, August 27. Tho Senate
resolution, heretofore offered by Mr.
Plumb, instructing the Committee on
Rules to issue orders to prevent the sale
of liquors in the Senate wing of the
Capitol, was taken up. Mr. Butler's
amendment, directing the Snrgcant-at-Arms
to make a daily inspection of the
committee rooms and ot her departments,
was rejected.
The resolution of the Committee on
Rules regarding the Tariff bill, was then
taken up, the question being on the
substitute offered by Mr. Mcl'herson
yesterday for the schedule on wood and
manufacturers of wood.
The amendment to Mr. Plumb's liquor
resolution was offered by Mr. Blair to
the words, "and their use as beverage."
Mr. Blair said the real evil was the con
sumption of the liquor by Senators in
committee rooms. This charge was
combatted by Messrs. Teller, Sherman
and others, who contended that the
Senate was a temperate Iwdy. The
amendment was referred with the
original resolution.
Mr. Davis addressed tho Senate. He
said that tho Tariff bill was, in its gen
eral aspect, a wisely-devised measure,
and he should criticise it not in its en
tirety, but in the hope of the modifica
tion of some of its items. Ho thought
it should be amended in the direction of
rcciptocity, so as to secure the American
farmers' trade with foreign nations, es
pecially with South America, Central
America, Mexico and the West Indies.
But there wns ono item in the bill of ex
traordinary importance to the people of
Minnesota; that was binding twine. In
his opinion, the article should go on the
free list, and should oc subject to no
duty or tax whatever. The matter af
fected farmers in every State in the
Union. Tho entire business, including
tiio sources from wlncli that
commodity is shipped was gov
erned by" a combination of all,
or substantially the manufacturers of
cordage and binding twine nnd that
combination controlled absolutely the
raw material, sisal, jute, etc., in places
where it was grown and also limited the
production of the manufactured arti
cle and fixed its price. They were
inno need of protection. They were
amendable to law against trusts and
certainly the Senate should not legis
late in faver of men under the ban of
outluwrv.
Passing from the special subject Mr.
Davis addressed himself to the desir
ability of "unrestricted commercial re
lations witli our sister republics in the
South." Ho would, he said, retain the
duty on sugar as nn instrument of
cicrcive persuasion to the enlargement
of American and foreign trade by re
mitting that duty as consideration there
for. As to wool he would give
to American farmers the fullest protec
tion on all kinds of wool that lie raised,
but if found that the American farmer
could not, or would not, produce coarse
wools as tho Argentine Republic, lie
would retain the duty on the coarse
wools of South America as a basis of
negotiation for reciprocity, which would
create a market in thnt country for the
products of the farmers and factories of
the United States. He would adopt the
same policy as to hides, rubber, cocoa,
cabinet woods and many other articles.
He would also adopt retaliatory meas
ures against Prance. Germany and Eng
land for their exclusion of American
meat products. That would aid produc
tion to American farmers.
Mr. McPherson's substitute for the
Wood schedule and some amendments
offered by Mr. Plumb to some of its
paragraphs went over without notion,
leaving the whole schedule still open.
The sugar schedule also passed over in
formally and the tobacco" schedule, (F),
was taken up.
After n couple of amendments had
been offered and rejected, the schedule,
(G), of agricultural products and pro
visions was reached. Paragraph 2115 in
that schedule was, on u motion of Mr.
Aldrich, made to read "sheep of 1-ycar
old or more $1.50 per head, less than
1-yenr old, 75 cents per head."
"The paragraph relating to barlcv hav
ing been reached, Mr. Aldrich withdrew
his amendment on the Finance Com
mitteo to reduce the duty from 30
to 35 cents per bushel, leaving it
at the house rate of 30 cents.
Tho duty on barley and malt was left
at thirty-live cents. Tho rice paragraph
was readied and then tho Senate went
into executive session and soon nd
journed. In tiio House.
Washington, August 27. When the
House met this morning tho opponents
of the Lard bill, led by Mr. Mason, of
Illinois, at once began filibustering. Ill
feeling developed and led to personai
affrays in the afternoon lietweeii Repre
sentatives Beckwith, of New Jersey, and
Wilson, of Washington. The roli
was being cnlled when a ruling
by Speaker Heed respecting the
calling to order of Represen
tative Cannon, of Illinois, by Rep
resentative Enloc, of Tennessee, for
words spoken in debate was made. Repre
sentative Mason was criticizing Messrs.
Cannon and Beckwith nnd Mr. Wilson
took part, toto voce, in the controversy.
Suddenly Messrs. Wilson and Bqck
witli were seen to rise nnd the former
struck the latter, lightlv touching
him on the breast. Mr. Lchlback sprang
between them and Mr. Wilson was una
nble to reach around him.
Representative Williams, of Ohio,
anxious to stop the affray seized Mr.
Beckwith from behind and forced him
to liis seat witli considerable vigor.
At this, Beckwith turned his attention
to his supposed nssailant in the rear,
and it required the efforts of two or
three Republicans to prevent a collision.
Williams succeeded in assuring Beck
with ho hud no hostile intentions and
the latter resumed his seat.
Mr. McAdoo attacked Mr. Cannon'a
resolution, bitterly ridiculing Mr. Can
non's statesmanship and historical
knowledge. Mr. Cannon rose to reply.
Ho admitted he was not a great states
man and also admitted his inferiority of
tho gentleman from NewJereey. His
friend abounded in one thing, and that
was wind, nnd under presure it went
out (Loud laughter). There was instant
ly great confusion and disorder. Mr.
McAdoo shouted out that he wanted
those words to go upon the record aa a
specimen of Mr. Cannon's vulgarity.
Finally quiet was restored and later in
the day Mr. Cannon apologized for his
statement, saying he hoped a vulgar
construction would not be put upon it.
The speaker then stated that the vote
recurred upon the question of sustain
ing a decision, the speaker holding that
the Lard bill vt as unfinished business.
Mr.-McAdoo rose to a question of priv
ilege. The gentleman from Illinois, Can
non, had made what he called an ex
planation, but what he (McAdoo) and
those around him construed as an
additional attack upon him.
He asked two minutes in which
to reply but at the Speaker's request
wiiimeiu ins rcmurKs ior me present.
On sustaining the decision the House
was once more left without a quorum.
The two minutes granted to Mr. Mc
Adoo was then accorded him. lie said
that lie hail hoped the gentleman from
Illinois, by his frank and manly state
ment, would have purged himself of
suspicion by having injected vulgarity
into debate, but he had not done so.
The gentleman was justified under no
circumstances in ever descending to
vulgar and indecent and blackguard re
mnrks that could Ikj construed as such.
Mr. Cannon said he could add nothing
to what he had said. He had disclaimed
any intention of saying anything that
would wound the feeiings o"r propriety
of the most delicate.
A call of the House was ordered and
disclosed the presence of 198 members.
A motion to dispense with further
proceedings was lost.
Mr. Brosius offered a resolution to
arrest absentees, directing the Sergeant-at-Arms
to telegraph for absent mem
bers and revoking nil leaves of absence
except those granted on account of ill
ness. Agreed to.
Adjourned.
ILLEGALLY CONFINED.
A Citizen or the United Htate In Jail In
Mexico.
PiTTsnuito, Pa., August 27. Charles
Rainey.a former Pittsburger, is illegally
restrained of liberty in Tarada, a Stale
of Chiapas. Mr. Rainey is a cousin of
P. V. McCandless, who received a letter
from his cousin telling the story. The
writer lias been in Mexico several years
and is a civil engineer. He was em
ployed in running the line of the Mexi
can Pacific railroad, in southwestern
Mexico. Some months ago during a dis
pute with a Mexican laborer he, in self
defense, drew a revolver and threatened
to use it. He was at once set upon by a
crowd and the officials of the town were
called in. He was arrested without a
warrant of law and thrust into jail,
where lie has since been in solitary con
finement and treated with every in
dignity. Conflriuatlon Today.
Washington, August 27. Col. J. H.
Baxter, Surgeon General of the army ;
Receivers of public moneys, W.P. Hall,
Susanville, Cal. ; A. C. Cable, Buffalo,
Wyo., R. J. Monroe, Lewiston, Idaho.
PKIDE OF THE COAST
THE H'.ONCLAI) STKAMEIt SAN
FKANCISCU SUCCESSFUL.
She Won the SIOO.OOO l'remlun fur Mak
ing the (ioood Time of Nineteen and
Seven-Tenths Knot! per Hour.
Santa B.uui.uti, August 27. The
trial trip of the new cruiser San Fran
cisco, took place here today and re
sulted in a successful run of
over four consecutive hours dur
ing which time the curiser made
an average speed of nineteen and fifty
one hundredths knots per hour and won
the premium of one hundred thousand
dollars for her builders, the Union Iron
Works, of San Francisco.
The cruiser left her anchorage at an
early hour this morning and steamed
about ten mi'es south of the southern
limit of the trial course. She then
turned and steamed toward the course
nnd gradually increased her speed. She
crossed the southern boundary line of
the course at 7 :41 and at that timelier
engines were making 124 revolutions per
minute.
Tho first four miles of the run was
made in little over twelve minutes, and
this rate of speed was maintained until
the end of the forty-ninth mile was
reached.
The time consumed in running the
forty miles was two hours, one minute
and thirteen seconds, making an average
rate of speed of nineteen and eight-tenths
knots.
The cruiser then made a long
turn without slacking speed
nt all, and in about fifteen
minutes she entered the course again.
During the return trip the water got
into the ducts which supply tho current
of nir used in the forced draft and fans,
and consequently commenced to force
water into the furnaces. It was there
fore necessary to Btop the fans for sev
eral minutes until the water could be
pumped out of the ducts, and by doing
tin's the steam ran down for a time.
Irving M. Scott, Manager of the
Union Iron Works, and other repre
sentatives of the builders claim that a
delay of fully four minutes was caused
by this accident.
The Cruiser made the last forty-mileB
in two hours, four minutes and forty
four seconds, making a total for the
whole run, of four hours, five minutes
and fifty-seven seconds, or an average
speed of 19.51 knots. The maximum
revolutions during the trial was 131 and
and the general average from 120 to 128.
The Trial Board has forwarded a de
spatch to Washington stating that the
nvcrng speed of the San Francisc waa
10.7 knots.

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