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Career of the Democratic Nominee
for Vice President.
IS KNOWN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
Dorm la Kentucky, lie Moved to 1111
with Hla I'arentn While Quite
Yoanv Man—Admitted to the Bar
at tke Atfe of t— Han lleen In Con
(rew, Assistant Postmaster Cen
tral and Once Held the OtBcc He la
Now It unit init I'or.
Aillai E. Stevenson for vice presi
dent has a familiar Mr. Ste
venson 1ms had a lony and varied
political career, und his return to a
candidiioy for a position ho once filled
is a circumstance, that, has not often
been repeated in American politics.
Lawyer, master in chancery, district
attorney, presidential elector, con
gressman, assistant postmaster gen
eral and vice president is, in "brief,
listory of Mr. Stevenson's rise to the
second) position of honor the country
lias to bestow.
Mr. Stevenson has always heen loyal
to his state. His influence in Illinois
in the cominp election, if felt, will be
due to the fact that he has heen more
closely related to affairs in his own
state than are many of the men who
enter the national field. His law prac
tice in the central part of the state
has been continued during' the inter
vals between other duties, and he is
•wen Known not only as a puh:ic man
but as a citizen.
Mr. Stevenson, although a native of
Kentucky, has spent most of his life
Adlai E. Stevenson was born in
•Christian county, Ky., on October TA.
3S35. His ancestors had been tillertiof
the soil for several generations and. he
was brought up on a farm, attending
an old log schoolhouse. In 1S52 he
removed1 with his parents to Bloom
lngton. 111. Two or three years after
"ward he returned to Kentucky and
entered Center college at Danville, a
Presbyterian institution and at the
time quite well known. He remained
in school about three years, but did
not graduate. Later he returned to
Kentucky a second time to be mar
ried to Miss Green, daughter of the
president of this college.
Upon leaving college Mr. Stevenson
entered the offtee of Robert E. Wil
liams, of Bloomington, as a law stu
dent, and at the age of 23 was ad^
mitted to the bar. He began practice
in Metamora. 111., in ISM. and1 was
appointed master in chancery, which
position he filled for four years. In
18M he was elected district attorney,
position which at that time had
to be filled by riding through several
counties on horseback or by stage.
Mr. Ste\enson remained in Metamora
ten years. He did a great deal of
"work hi helping to raise the troops
from his district during the civil war.
In 1 he returned to Bloomington
and formed a partnership with J. S.
Ewinfj, which existed for many years.
HIS POLITICAL. I.IKK.
Has Pilled Vtnny Poxltlons of Traat
and (irrat Kesponsl bi 111 y.
Mr. Stevenson was nominated for
and was elected from
a district which had been considered
safely republican with a majority of
.'i.OIKj. (ien. McXulta was his oppo
nent and the campaign was an excit
ing one. This term brought Mr. Ste
venson into congress during the ex
citing times just before the Tilden
FTaves contest of
candidacy for congress he was defeat
ed. but a third time he was success
fill and swelled the majority of his
first election. At the expiration of liis
second congressional term he resinned
the practice of law in Bloomington.
In 1S94 Mr. Stevenson was a dele
gate to the democratic national con
vention in Chicago, and after Presi
dent Cleveland's election was appoint
ed first assistant postmaster general.
He endeavored to put the civil serv
ice law into effect, and it was said
of him that he never discharged a man
for political reasons. He retired from
this office in March, 18S9.
In the month previous he had been
nominated, without his consent, as
associate justice of th« supreme court
of the District of Columbia. In the
meantime a republican president bad
been elected, and the senate hung
the appointment so that the nomina
tion was neither affirmed nor rejected.
hi April, IS92. he was elected del
egate at large to the democratic na
tional convention at Chicago and be
came chairman of his delegation. It:
was at this convention he received his
first nominatio'n for the vice presi
dency, which resulted in his election.
It is an interesting coincidence that
the democratic ticket will be a Pres
byterian one. Mr. Stevenson is
member of the Second Presbyterian
church of Blooming-ton, while Mr. Bry
an is a member of the First church of
ItKVKKKD IIV NEIGHBORS.
Sterensons Are Hitch I.v 12* termed by
the People of llloomlnKtoa.
Mr. Stevenson was married to th®
(laughter of Kev. Dr. Lewis W. Green
in December, I8(if. Mrs. Stevenson,
though she has spent, many years at
the capital, has not mingled much in
its society, hut is quiet and retiring.
She is a great-granddaughter of Josh
ua FYy and has served) as president of
t.he Daughters of the American Revo
lution. Their Illinois home has been
in LMooinington and they have lived
there when not in Washington.
The Stevenson family lost none of
its love for Hloomington through resi
dence at Washington during the con
gressional service of Mr. Stevenson,
his sojourn at the capital when first
assistant postmaster general under
Grover Cleveland and' tne four years
of his vice presidency. When the sec
ond Cleveland administration was
drawing to its end, both Mr. and Mrs.
Stevenson said repeatedly:
"It. will be the happiest hour for
many years when we can return to
the old home in Bloomington and be
among our old home friends."
The Stevenson home, on North Mc
Lean street, faces Franklin park. It
is an old-fashioned, comfortable 'and
commodious brick edifice, and it is
in the same block with the home of
former Gov. Fifer, who is one of Mr.
Stevenson's most intimate friends.
Home life with the Stevenson fam
ily is ideal. Mrs. Stevenson presides
with an ease of manner and a hearty
hospitality which are charming. She
is a busy woman, looking closely after
the affairs of her household and find
ing time for much activity in social
or patriotic and literary affairs. She
was for several years the grand re
gent of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. The Bloomington chap
ter is named for her, "Letitia Green
Stevenson." She is now president of
the Woman's club of Bloomington, the
largest and one of the most impor
tant social and literary organizations.
Within the last four years tteath l^as
twice invaded the Stevenson family
circle. The eldest daughter, Mary,
died in the east, and nearly two years
ago the mother of Mr. Stevenson
passed away at the age of 00.
Only one of the children lives at
the family home. This is the young
est, Miss Letitia, who takes active
part in many of the social functions
of Bloomington life. Her elder sis
ter Julia is the wife of Kev. Martin D.
Hardin, a Presbyterian minister now
located at Minneapolis. He is the son
of I*. Wat Hardin, of Kentucky. Mrs.
Stevenson was visiting Mrs. Hardin
at Lake Minnetonka when Mr. Ste
venson's boom was opening at Kan
Mr. Stevenson's only son, Lewis O.
Stevenson, is at present in Los An
geles, Cal., where he spent the win
ter with his wife and two little chil
dren. Soon after his father's election
to the vice presidency anu while he
was his father's private secretary
Lewis G. was married to Miss Helen
L. Davis, of Bloomington. daughter of
William O. Davis, publisher of
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Lawless Mobs in New Orleans Vi
ciously Attack Every Negro
They Can Find.
NEW ORLEANS, July 27.—After be
ing in the hands of lawless mobs for
several hours, with the police powerless
to maintain order, New Orleans at day
break again assumed a peaceful aspect
and mob violence apparently had
ceased, after one negro had been killed,
three fatally and fourteen, negroes and
whites, seriously wounded.
The mob spent itself about 5 o'clock,
when a white baker was shot in the
leg while a crowd of rioters were chas
ing a gang of negroes. The mayor, the
police and citizens have arranged to
take precautions against a recurrence
of the disorder. The mob was com
posed of boys and hoodlums and was
without a leader. The rioting grew
out of the interne feeling engendered
by the murder on Monday night of
Captain Day and Patrolman Lamb and
the wounding of Officer Mora by a col
ored desperado, Robert Charles. Lead
ing citizens express great regret over
the disturbances and declare that the
mob in nowise represented the better
class of citizens.
Work on the levee, where negro
labor is largely employed, has been sus
pended. The big grocery and produce
houses are also practically doing
nothing, because they cannot get their
negro drivers to risk their lives.
Mayor Caydevielle has communicated
with Governor Heard, who will imme
diately call oat the militia to preserve
order in the city.
A NIGHT OF TEEROR.
Negro Cltlsens Attacked and Beaten
HEW ORLEANS, July 27.—The anti
negro riot which broke out during the
early evening continued until 3:30 a.
m. Mobs ran riot through the city on
a hunt for negroes and those unfortun
ates who full into their grasp were
either killed or so badly wounded that
they were left for dead- After the
mobs got started the negroes became
terrorized and took shelter in their
homes and the outhouses of white peo
ple who protected them, so it was only
the unsuspecting and inoffensive ne
groes who were the victims.
The police were powerless. As fast
as they apparently dispersed a crowd
in one section it reformed and moved
to some other point to continue its
The mobs -.vere composed almost en
tirely of boys under 21 years of age,
and they had no leaders, but acted on a
common impulse. The movement
started from a gathering of men at the
Lee statue corner of St. Charles avenue
and Howard street. Being ordered to
disperse, the crowd moved up St.
Charles street, gathering force as it
moved, and gradually "became
Inflamed to a Poiut of Desperation.
It was not uutil after they had stopped
in Morrison square, on "Washington
aveuue and Franklin street, near the
scene of the assassination of Captain
Day and Officer Lamb, that they lis
tened to a speech from a man hailing
from Kenner, and then started out to
waylay the negroes. Most of the col
ored population had taken warning
from the excitement of the night before
and kept indoors, but there was some
returning to their homes from work
and it was one of these who was the
first victim. He was in a crowded
Henry Clay avenue car near the square
and when the mob saw him they rushed
for the car and dragged him out, firing
one shot in the car. He tnrned oat to
be Alex Ruffin, a Pullman car porter,
and he was badly used up. He was cut
and shot and beaten over the head.
J. Cluny, the conductor of a Peters
•venue car, was shot in the foot on
Franklin street and the car riddled
with bullets. F. G. Davis, the motor
man on the same car, was also shot in
the foot. Frank Shepperd, a white
man who AS as in the crowd, got a bul
let through his right arm.
Coming down to Jackson avenue,
they met 1 P. Sanders, a colored por
ter. He ha heard the indiscriminate
shooting an., stepped out of his gate to
nee what it was about. He
Stepped Into the Arrat of the Mob
and rhpv made short work of him.
They stabbed him, shot him in the back
and took his watch away from him.
They left him for dead. A dozen or
more of the mob went out further into
the rear of the town and met a negress
named Esther Fields, standing in her
#our, and brutally beat her.
The main crowd continued on down
town, heading for the parish prison
They were met a block away by a squad
of police who stopped them. They then
bewail breaking into the second hand
stores on Rampart street in that neigh
borhood, hunting for arms and ammu
nition. The police made a demonstra
tion and dro. them off. Alter linger
iug arouud Kampart street for an houi
tfce mob divided, one section going
down town and the other starting back
up town. The latter crowd started for
the new basin, in the vicinity of the
Illinois Central depot, which is a pop
ular rendezvous for negroes. Before
starting they indulged in a little pistol
play and wounded Oswald McMahon, a
12-year-old boy, in the leg. On the
way up they went through the Poydras
market and found a negro watchman,
George Morris, whom they proceeded
to chase through t'ie market, shooting
him as he ran. When he fell with two
•hots in the back, one of the young
Slabbed Him to FlnUh Bin,
and nearly did so. John Deeds, a
num. was snoc during tne indis
criminate shooting in the Poydras mar
ket. 'l'licy searched the vicinity of the
basin thoroughly and failing to find
any ouo, walked out toward Franklin
street, where they passed a negro seated
in front of a barroom, whom they
promptly shot. lie was Dun White, a
roustabout, and got a bullet in his
About 1 o'clock they moved ou down
to Canal street and at the corner of
Rampart started to break into another
second hand store, but a patrol wagon
full of police came np and they desist
ed. They stood there for half an hour,
and then gradually melted away.
The down town mob, however, did
terrible execution and kept up its
fiendish work until half past 3 o'clook.
A notorious character took the lead and
they headed for the neighborhood of
Franklin and Custom House street.
They found no negroes and were going
down Villere street toward some negro
hovels, when they saw a negro in a
crowded Villere street car. They halted
the car, pulled the trolley off, ordered
about 20 passengers out and
Then Murdered the Ulaclc.
He was dragged out and instantly
killed. The mob then moved out to the
vicinity of the old basin ou Toulouse
street and terrorized that neighborhood,
but evidently found no negroes. Then
they went uown as far us Kelereo and
Dauphine streets, where they found au
old negro 75 years of age, named Bap
tisr Filo, whom they beat and shot
almost to death.
Coming up town again they headed
for the French Market and met au un
known negro oil Decatur, betweon St.
Philip and Ursolines, whom they at
once beat into insensibility i.ad left
dead. H"e was discovered an hour later
and died shortly after. They found
another negro in the Market anu
promptly put an end to his existence
He is not known. They located the
porter of the Louisvillo and Nashville
paycar and chased him up the levee.
Ho ran into the customhouse, where he
was protected by the night watchman
at the poir of a Winchester. The
crowd sulked around for awhile and
then gradually dispersed.
After he Comes I
he has a hard enough time. Every
thing that the expectant mother
can do to help her child she should
do. One of the greatest blessings
she can give him is health, but to
do this, she must have health her
self. She should use every means
to improve her physical condition.
She should, by all means, supply
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KUHLES & STOCK, ST. PAUL .MAKERS.
Will Get Along Nicely.
A Dickinson dispatch says: The
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still continues. Nearly all the farm
ers and ranchers in this section will
get some new hay. and with what was
left over from the mild winter last
year will get along nicely, shipping a
little closer than usual perhays. The
prairie tires are the greatest menace.
Everything is so dry that tires start:
from the slightest spark and go like
Oliver Dalrymple, the bonanza
wheat farmer of Casselton, X. I).,
.writes to Minneapolis that the harvest
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Wages are $1.75 and $2. per day.
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wonders for tne. Praise God for
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