Newspaper Page Text
The National Convention of the Pro
hibition Party Select Their
•(fen. John Bidwell for President and
J. B. Cranfili for Yice-Pres-
CiKCimrATi, Special—The national con
tention of the Prohibition Party assembled
da this city June 29, lor the nomination of
•candidates for president and vice-president.
It was 10:30 a. m. when the proceedings
opened by the playing of the hymn "Amer
ica" on the immense organ, aided by a
bugle band on the btage. The audience
lose and joined in singing the hymn.
Chairman Dickie, of the national com
mittee, then called the convention to order
and introduced Dr. J. G. Evans of Hedding
^College, 111., who formally opened the con
vention with prayer. Rev. Dr. Lockwood
of Cincinnati then, in behalf of the city
and of the State of Ohio, welcomed the del
egates. Prof. Dickie responded to the ad
dress. He said the Prohibitionists knew
precisely what they were here for, and ex
actly where they were goinp, and there was
no danger that any obstacle would divert
them irom their relentless purpose.
"We are here," he said, "to put candidates
nomination and to keep tbem in the field until
the polls are closed next November."
This reference to "no fusion" was loudly
applauded. Thev are also here, he said, to
make a plattorm as unequivocal as the best
English could make it, and which should
be on both sides of no question which
should say exactly what it means, and
tmean precisely what it says. He cosed by
EX-GOV. ST. JOHN AS TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.
Wi cheering, the waving ot flags and
handkerchiefs greeted the mention of the
name of ex-Gov. St. John. The shouting
was renewed again and again as the noted
Kansan stepped forward and assumed the
gavel. Ex-Gov. St. John said:
Members of the convention, I return my sin
cere thanks and shall ever be grateful for the
distinguished honor of being chose to preside
as temporary chairman of this magnificent po
litical convention—the greatest and grandest
moral force and brain power that ever cou\ened
on American soil.
It represents a party that dares to do right
because it is right and condemn the wrong be
cause it is wrong-. It btauda for peace, pros
perity and happiness to every home and death
to every saloon the laud. It demands for
women equal pay iu the shop and equal say at
the polls. Afiee ballot for the white men of
Pennsylvania. Massachusetts and Iowa, as well
as for the black men of Mississippi. Louisiana
and South Carolina. That North and South,
East ana West, black and white, rich or poor,
every human being should have protection to
life and property. That the expenses ol the
government be levied upon the wealth instead of
the necessities of the people Weclaimthat any
system which imposes a high tariff on .the food,
fuel and clothing of the poor and lets the dia
monds of the rich come in free is legalized rob
bery under the euise of protection and ought to
be forever abolished. That all money should be
issued by the general government and every
dollar, whether gold, silver or paper, should
stand upon an equulitv before the law for all
purposes and that the coinage ot boih metals
should be free. [Applause.] That railway and
telegraph lines should be under the control of
the government to be operated at cost in the
interest of all the people. [Applause.] That
president, vice president una United States sen
ators should be elected by direct vote of the
people, and that the term of the president be
extended to six years, with no second succes
sive term for auy man. Here we are and we
have come to stay. From this hour on let no
iusiou, no deals, no compromise be our motto.
THE FIRST FIGHT IN THE CONVENTION
occurred on the question ot adopting the
temporary rules prepared bv the national
committee. These provided that only dcle-
present should be entitled to vote,
hi have deprived a number of iar
off states, and especially those in the ex
treme South, oi a part of their representa
tion in the temporary organization, as all
their delegates could not come on account
ot the expense. J. B. CranfilJ of Texas took
the lead in behalf of these delegate*. He
said that if the rules were adopted it would
leave control of the convention in the states
around Cincinnati. It would cost $3,500 to
send the thirty-five delegates of Texas here,
and they could not afford it. The tempo
rary rules would probably be the perma
nent rules. He moved that each delegation
have right to cast its lull vote, whether all
delegates were here or not.
Prof. Dickie said that it was a matter of
no concern*, as permanent rules would be
reported before important business was
done. The same battle need not be fought
twice. A ter a lively tilt Cranfili carried
Ins amendment on a rising vote, and then
the rules with this amendment were
On mption of Cleghorn of Wisconsin, the
roll ot states was called and each delegation
announced the members it had selected for
representation on the committee.
There was another campaign tune sung
by the quartet, and then, on motion of
Prof. Dickie, the convention adjourned un
til 4 o'clock, after giving directions to the
committees to proceed at once to the work
assigned to them. J. P. Pinkham of Min
nesota, J. C. Templeton of Montana, A. M.
Barnum of North Dakota, A. Lucas of
South Dakota,and J. P. Smith ot Wiscon
sin are on the platform committee.
The new national committee, which im»
mediately elected Samuel Dickie chair
man, includes W. J. Dean and J. P. Pink
ham ot Minnesota. E. E. Saunders ana H.
H. Mott of North Dakota, Prof. A. R.
Cornwall and H. H. Roderot South Dakota
and S. D. Hastings and E. W. Chaffin ot
Soon after 4 o'clock the convention was
called to order for the afternoon session, a
big audience being present. Rev. Father
Martin Mahoney of St. Paul, a Catholic
clergyman, then offered prayer and form
ally opened the session.
The presentation of the report of the
committee on permanent organization
(recommending Col. Eli Bitter for perma
nent chairman and Sam Small lor perma
nent secretary and reinstating the rule
voted down in the morning, giving states
votes only for delegates present, was the
flignal for a fight. Rev. Sam Small pre
sented a minority report signed by fifteen
states recommending that each state dele
gation be permitted to cast a full vote to
which it is entitled. He made a vigorous
speech in favor of the minority report, and
protested against depriving these states of
their full vote as a monumental injustice,
TChe majority report blotted out states and
made the Prohibition national convention
simply amass meeting ot men with money
•enough to get here. The Prohibition party
was against monopolies:
David Morgan ol Minnesota was as
tounded at Mr. Small's speech. He had
seen only a corporal's guard at Prohibition
•conventions under the old ride. When one
man could vote for a whole state onlv a
'corporal's guard ever came to Prohibition
A FEW FELLOWS WITH*IilTTLE BRAINS
did all the voting, and told the other fel
lows to stay at home, it was not necessarv
lor, them to go to the convention. He
wanted Prohibition conventions welL at
tended, and was opposed to'a lew fellows
running the machine. The question was
•discussed pro and con /or nearly an hour
by about a dozen delegates and apparently
half the convention wanted to talk, as the
ceasing ot every speaker was greeted by
scores of delegates sdouting for recognition.
Mr. Cushing of Maine said that Maine had
^given the last house of representatives a
:, .speakerwho made, a considerable repute*
Won as a counter of heads, but Thomas B.
Reed never undertook to count men who
are not present,
Finahv the debate was closed by Chafin
of Wisconsin moving the previous ques
tion, but even this did not quiet the dele-,
gates, and the hall was full at the interjec
tions and points of o:der. A roll call by
states on the adoption ot the mi nori tyre
port finally brought he matter to a focus.
It resulted in the defeat of the minority re
port—350 to 721—and then the majority re*
port was adopted, so tbat aBsent delegates,
will have no vote* The idea that a prece
dent-as to representation in future national
conventions was being settled, had far
more to do with the outcome than presi
dential preferences. After the announce
ment of the result of the roll call,, the con
vention adjourned until 8 p. nw,.
Singing and prayer by Rev. David Tatum,
a Quaker preacher of Chicago, opened the
evening session. Col. Eli Bitter ot
Indiana, who was selected lor per
manent chairman, was escorted to the plat
form to succeed Gov. St. John as presiding
officer. His appearance was greeted with
lond cheers. Col. Bitter's address was re
ceived with great lavor.
There was nothing remaining before the
convention, and Albert Dodge of Michican
said that when the womCn were Or
ganized for prohibition the party
would have the greatest factor be
neath the Stars and Stripes, and he
moved that Mrs. Gougar be heard on the
work of the-White Rose league. It was
carried and Mrs. Gongar addressed the con
vention. Adjourned till to-morrow.Hg* tPf1
The first business after the usual opening
ceremonies wasthe consideration of the plat
form. Two reports were presented and after
a long and spirited discussion the report of
the majority was accepted alter knocking
out a clause favoring the free coinage of sil
ver. The report as adopted is as follows:
The Prohibition party in national convention
assembled, acknowledging Almighty God as the
source of all true government, and his law as
the standard to which all human elements must
conform to secure the essing of peace and
prosperity, prebenta the following declaration
The liquor traffic is a foe to civilization, the
enemy to popular government and a public
nuisance. It is a citadel ot the forces that cor
rupt politics, promote poverty and crime, de
grade the nation's home life, thwart the will of
the people and deliver our country into the
hands of rapacious class interests. All laws
that under the guise of regulation legalize and
protect this traffic or make the government
share in ill-gotten gains are "vicious in principle
and powerlesB as a remedy." We declare anew
for the entire supression of the manufacture,
sale, importation, exportation and transporta
tion of alcoholic liquors as a beverage bv feder
al and state legislation, and the full powers ot
the government should be exerted to secure this
result. Any party that fails to recognize the
dominant nature of the issue in American
politics is undeserving of the support of the
.o citizen should be denied the right to vote
on account of sex, and equal labor should re
ceive equal wages without regard to sex.
Railroad, teleghraph and other public corpo
rations should be controlled by the govern
ment in the interest of the people, and no higher
charges allowed than necessary to give fair in
terest on the capital actually iuvested.
Foreign immigration has become a burden up
on industry, one ot the factors in depressing
wages and causing discontent, therefore our im
migration laws should be revised and strictly
enforced. The time of residence for naturaliza
tion should be extended and no naturalized per
son should be allowed to vote until one year
after he becomes a citizen.
Non-reMde'it aliens should not be allowed to
acquire laud in this country, and we do favor
the limitation of individual and corporate own
ership of land. All unearned grants of lands to
railroad companies or other corporations
should be reclaimeJ.
Years of inaction andLtreachery oh the part
of the.Repulican and Democratic parties nave
resulted iu the present reign of mob law, and
we demand that every citizen be protected in
the right of trial by constitutional tribunals.
All men should be protected by law their
right to one day's rest in seven.
Arbitration is the wisest and most economi
cal and humane method of settling national dif
Speculations in margins, the concerning of
gram and products, and the lormation of
pools, trusts and combinations ior the arbi
trary advancement of prices should besuppress
We pledge that the prohibition party, if elect
ed to power, to ever grant ]ust pensions to dis
abled veterans of the Union army and navy,
their widows aud orphans*.
Recognizing aud declaring tbat prohibition of
the liquor traffic has become the dominant is
sue iu national politics,'ve invite to full party
fellowship all those who on this one dominant
issue are with us agreed, with the full belief
that this party can aud will remove sectional
differences) promote national unity aud insure
the best welfare of our entire land.
We stand unequjycally for the American,
public school and are opp'osed to any appro
priation of public mouejs for sectarian schools.
We declare that only by united support of such
common schools, taught in theEnglish lauguage,
can we hope to become and remain an
homeo^enoua and harmonious people.
OTHER PARTIES DENOUNCED.
We arraign the Republican and Democratic
«.rties a taise* to the standards reared bytheir
faithless to the principles ot the
illustrious leaders of the past to whom they do
homage with the lips asrecreantto the "hiebest
law" which is as inflexible in political affairs as
in personal life, and as no longer embodying the
aspirations of the American people or inviting
the confidence of enlightened, progressive pa
triotism. Their protest against the admission
of "moral issues" into politics is a confession of
their own moral degeneracy. The declaration
of an eminent authority that municipal mif»rue
is "the one couspicuous failure of American
politics" follows as a natural consequence of
such degeneracy, and is true alike of cities under
Republican and Democratic control. Each ac
cuses the other of extravagance in congressional
appropriations, and both are alike guilty each
protests when out of power against the infrac
tion of the civil service laws, and each when in
power violates those laws in letter and spirit
each professes fealty to the interests of the
toiling masses, but both covertly truckle to the
money power in their administration of public
affairs. Even if the tariff issue as represented
in the Democratic Mills bill and the Republican
McKinley bill is no longer treated by them as
an issue upon trreat and divergent principles of
government, but is a mere catering to different
sectional and class interests. The attempt in
many states to wrest the Australian ballot
system from its true purpose and to so deform
it as to render it extremely difficult for new par
ties to exercise the rights of suffrage is an out
rage upon popular government. The competi
tion of both the parties tor the vote of the
Blums and their assiduous courting of the liquor
Another Vigorous Message From
the President on Canadian
Gen. Sanborn of S£ Paul Loses
His Case Before the Court
WASHINGTON, July 2. —President Harrison
to-day sent the following message to the
For thejnformation or,tbe senate, and in fur
ther response to the resolution ot the senate of
Feb. 2-k last. I transmit herewith a communica
tion oftbe 24tb inst. ,from Mr. Herbert, the act
ing representative of the British government at
this capital, addressed to Mr. Wharton, acting
secretary of state, upon the subject of the Cana
dian canaj tolls, also a memorandum prepared
and submitted to me by Mr. Adee, second assist
ant secretary ot state, reviewing the communi
cation of Mr. HerDert, and a letter ot the 28th
inst. from'John W. Foster, who, as I have pre
viously stated, with Mr. Blaine, represented this
government in the conferences with the Cana
The position taken by this government, as
expressed in my previous communication to the
senate, that the canal tolls and regulations, ot
which complaint-has been made, are in viola
tion of our treaty with Great Britain, is not
Bhaken but rather confirmed. There can be no
doubt that a Berious discrimination against our
citizens and our commerce exists, and quite as
little doubt that this discrimination is not the
incident, but the purpose of the Canadian regu
lations. It has not seemed to me that this was
a case in which we could yield to the suggestion
for further concessions on the part of the United
Slates with a view to securing treaty rights for
which a consideration bas already-been given...
A CANADIAN PROPOSITION.
Mr. Herbert in his letter expresses the
desire of the dominion to maintain lriendly
relations wiih this government, and says
that the government is willing to meet our
views so far as is consistent with the do
minion's position and with the interests of
its people. With a view to the furtherance
of a good understanding between the Iwo
countries, the following arrangement is
That as regards the navigation of the Wefland
and St. Lawrence'canals. the imposition of tolls
and the granting of rebates thereon, the same
treatment will be accorded to citizens of the
United States as is given to the subjects of her
majesty, without regard to ports of tranship
mentor export, and that the United States will
continue to deal in like manner with the sub
jects of her Britannic majesty iu the use of the
existing Sault Ste. Marie canal.
That the provisions of article 30 of the treaty
of Washington granting carrying powers to ves
sels belonging to the subjects ofcher Britannic
majesty as described in tnat article be restored.
Mr. Adee, the second assistant secretary
of state, in a long memorandum prepared
for tne secretary of state, reviews the state
ments and opinions ot the Canadian gov
ernment. The rebate of canal tolls, Mr.
Adee says, is merely an instrument to iavor
the export trade iro"m Canadian ports. Con
cluding, Mr. Adee says.
Regarded as a whole, the Canadian reply falls
to meet the just comtlaiuts ol the United .states
It uanows the issue to the treatment of Amer
ican and Canadian vessels in respect to tolls in
the Welland St. Lawrence canals, and to tne
denial of rebate to cargoes ot grain stuffs
actually transhipped in an American port for ex-
the money power
resulte in placing powers in the posi
tion of practical arbitrators of the destinies of
the nation. We renew our protest again these
perilous tendencies and invite all citizens to join
us in the up building of a'party, as shownin five
national campaigns, tbat prefers temporary de
feat to an abandonment of the claims of justice,
sobriety*, personal rights and the protection of
The convention then adjourned 'till the
EVBNING SESSION. ,,
The hall was crowded to suffocation at
the evening session. Prayer was offered by
Rev. Dr. Hagans of Indianapolis, and
then Chairman Ritter annonnced that
the roll ot states would be called
for nominations ior president When Cal
ifornia was reached, ex-Gov. St. John ot
Kartsas took the stand at the request of the
delegation and presented the name
of Gen. John ^'Bidwell ot Chico,
Cal. L. B. Logan of Ohio
nominated Gideon T. Stewart, and a New
York delegate nominated W. Jennings
Demorest. The ballot resulted: Bidwell
590, Stewart 13& Demorest I7&
Minnesota cast 22 votes for Bidwell,
1 for Demorest and 3 for Stewart Montana,
Bidwell 3, Demorest-1 North Dakota, Bid
well 3 South Dakota, Bidwell 3 Wiscon
sin, Bidwell 32, Stewaitft. Bidwell'trnom
ination was then made unanimous.
The following vice presidential candi
dates were presented: Sam Small of
Georgia. William Satterlee ot Minnesota,
Joshua Levering of Maryland, J. B. Cranfili
of Texas and Thomas Carskadon of
West Virginia. Small withdrew before
a vote was taken, saying, be was no man's
fool and knew before he was here many
days that the ticket had been made up. The
ballot gave Levering 380 votes, Cranfili 386.
Satterlee 26 and Carskadon 21. Before the
votes was announced changes were made
and CanftU received 41& vota nine more
than enough to win. The-oonvention them,
adjourned sine die.
from Montreal or a port east of that city,
ignores the adroitly deviled system-by which
the traffic citizens of the United States is
made to contribute a much larger percentage of
tolls to*tne Weliaud canal than the traffic of
Canadians and it is altogether silent touching
the discrimination, introduced into thi» sea
sou's order council, withholding the export
rebate from cargoes coming from any part df
the United States shore of Lake Ontario.
Secretary Foster's letter relates to the con
ference held in Washington and its, unsatis
A Decision by the Court of Claims
Against His.Tea Per Cent Claim.
WASHINGTON, Special, July 2.—The court
of claims has decided a very important case
against Gen. John B. Sanborn of St. Paul.
It was the case where Gen.Sanborn claimed
he was eetitled to 10 per cent of the money
paid to the Sisseton and Wahpeton In
dians. The money was withheld irom the
Indians until this point could be settled.
The court held that the claim ol Gen. San
born was barred by the statute of limita
tions, and mrther that the contracts which
Sanborn claimed had been renewed had
not been so renewed. About $45,000 was
involved in the claim. There is now talk
of a suit being brought to recover from
Gen. Sanborn about $11,000 which is said to
have been paid him irom Indian friends,
which sum was believed to have been legiti
mately due ior services rendered. The at
torney for the Indians in the present case
was P. M. Goody-kountz of Chamberlain,
S. D., who was appointed at the req-uest of
Senator Pettigrew, who has iou^nt San
born's claims with great persistence.
STATEHOOD FOll UTAH.
Two Republican Senator* Vote With the
WASHINGTON, Special, July 2.—There'was
a surprise party for tne Republicans in the
senate committee on territories this morn
ing when the matter of reporting favorably
the bill providing ior the enabling a,ct for
the admission of Utah Territory eanie un,'
and it was found that Senators Stewart and
Carey, Republicans, favored the admission
of tbat territory and voted with the Demo
crats on the bill, ordering a favorable re
port. It looks as if the- Democrats, with
the free silver senators irom the West,
would-be able to pass the Utah bill either
at this or the next session. ^tef^H
As Clwt Eervloe Commissioner Ntnwl
Jr^K- President *^M% W&
WASHINGTON, July 2.—George-D*. Johns
ton of Louisiana, was to-day nominated by
the president to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation ot Civil Service Commis
sioner Hugh S. Thompson. Max Johnston
has for the past twenty-five years been en
gaged in educational woric and for some
time was professor in au institute of learn
ing at Tuscaloosa. Ala. During the war he
was a brigadier general in the Confederate
,,, A College Dedloated.
GRAND FORKS, N\ D.\ Special, July 2.'—
Grand Forks college,the new Luthem insti
tution of learning, was formally dedicated
to-day. Rev. DJ Kildahl ofChicago making
the dedicatory address. This evening.a con
cert was given by the college students-in
college chapel, followed hy aibanquet. A
large number of visitors were present.
President Rdalkranrofficisted as-toast mas*
ter. Responses-were" made by Prof. Rygh,
of the state university. Judge Grtvelandof
Warren, Minn., Editor Bierly, of the North
western New* Hon L. K. Acker, Crook
ston, and others.
Prpceedlnsrs of th« Hous and S
v. *jj ate.
AY, JUK E 24
Not in session.
The house was in session today just ten
minutes and adjourned until tomorrow,
Mr. Watson, of Georgia, making the point
of no quorum and preventing an adjourn
ment until Monday.
SATURDAY, N E 2of
Not in session.
Before the reading of the journal, Mr.
•Vatson of Georgia made the point that
there was no quorum present, and the
house adjourned a:ter the shortest session
on record—one minute and a half.
The speaker directed thesergeant-at-arms
to telegraph absent members that they must
be in their seats Monday.
fe^^ll MONDAY, N E 27,
Mr. Stewart in the senate today* offered
as a substitute for his free silver coinage
bill, one providing that the owner of silver
bullion may deposit the same at any mint
ot the United States, to be coined "ior his
benefit The coins are to be legal tender
for all nebts and dues—public and private.
Foreign silver coin or bullion derived
irom it by melting are exchanged and the
s-ilver act of 18J)0 is repealed. The substi
tute was laid on the table and ordered to
The hou*e today parsed the general de
ficiency bill yeas 185. navs4 Mr. Wheel
er, of Alabama, submitted the conference
report on the military academy bill.
The conference report was not agreed to
the vote standing yeas 88, nays 9i.
TUESDAY, N E 28.
Mr. Hale discussed the matter at some
length and was vigorously opposed by
Senator Vest. Alter the resolution was laid
aside till to-morrow without action, con
ference reports on the Indian and army ap
propriation bills were presented and agreed
Senator Davis introduced bills pensioning
Jacob Niebles, Sarah C. Holland and
Representative Pierce, of Tennessee,
introduced in the home a bill to piovide
for the free coinage of silver bullion into
standard silver dollars. It is identical with
the silver coinage bill pending in the senate
as modified by Senator fctewarjt's amend
Tnis was soldiers'day in the house, the
committee on invalid pensions accorded
the floor. Bills being passed to pensioh
army nurses, now without means of sup
port, who spent six months in caring lor
and nursing the sick aud-wounded, to pro
vide a pension of $50 per month ior non
specific disabilities and the bill to remove
the disability of those who participated in
the rebellion and who have since enlisted
in the navy or army of the United States
and become disabled
WBDNESDAY, N E 29.
To-day the general appropriation bill,
after the adoption oi several amendments,
as passed and sent to the house for con
ference. The invalid pension bill, alter a
lengthy debate on the several amendments
was passed, as wa3also the postofficeappro
priation bill and a bill ior the relief ot cer
tain settlers on lands in North and South
Dakota. An agreement was reached to
take a vote on tjie silver bill on Friday at
The president sent to the senate to-day
the nomination of John W. Foster to be
secretary of state to second James G. Blaine,
it was promptly approved.
The house today occupied its time in the
consideration ot conference reports on the
army and Indian appropriation bills. The
bill to amend the timber culture law so as
to givejsettlers patents on timber culture
claims lield for eight years, irrespective of
the number of trees grown until final proof,
was discussed for two hours and was laid
aside without action, Mr. McMillan (Deni.),
of Tennessee, moved to take up the tin
plate bill, which was opposed by the Re
publicans, who began to filibuster with
privileged motions, and the house was
deadlocked for three hours in repeated roll
calls on motions to adjourn and a call of
the house. At 6 o'clock the house adjourn
ed until tomorrow.
THUKSDAY, JUNE 30.
Proceedings today were diversfied by a
somewhat acrimonious debate over the
unanimous agreement entered into to take
a vote on the silver bill. It was claimed
that Democratic 'senators opposed to free
coinage were absent. Mr. McPherson, of
New Jersey, attempted to break through
the agreement, but was held to it by Mr.
Morgan aud other silver advocates. Mr,
Dolph, ot Oregon, moved to re-commit the
bill to the committee on finance and the
question will probably come up in that
shape tomorrow. The different senate
committees ol conference repoited almost
hopeless disagieements with house cpn
ferees upon leading feature* of the great
appropriation bills. Mr. Allison, chairman
ot the committee on appropriations, said
none of the bills had yet gone to the presi
dent and he asked the senate to concur in
a house resolution extending existing ap
propriations 15 days. This was done.
A bill amending the Chinese exclnsion
act introduced by Senator Dolph requires
a Chinaman appearing before a court un
der arrest for not having a certificate to
show by a witTrtess other than one of his own
countrymen that his failure to have it was
unavoidable, or else sutler the penalties of
the law.'x ,.
Representative'' Cunimings'Trill fo equal
ize the pay of letter carriers was favorably
reported to the house from the committee
on postoffices and post roads. The bill
fixes the pay ot letter carriers in all cities
where free delivery hem been or way be
established at $600a year for the first year,
$800 ior the second veer. $1,000 for the third
year and the fourth year and thereafter
Mr. Kilgore, of Texas, introduced a
bill to amend the act providing ior the
World's Fair Commission to authorize the
appointment ot two commissioners with
alternates, from the five tribes of ««ivilized
Indians'to hawe ihe,samepay and powers
as the other commissioners.
The house devoted several hours to a
conference report on the District of Cel»ni
hia appropriation bill, the item ot conten
tion being the appropriation ol$75000, one
half to be naid out o-t the Federal treasurv
and one-half «lrom ttte district revenues,
lor the entertainment of the Grant} Army
of theRepublieatits ancampmentin Wash
ington next September. A new conference
wasordered. A resolution was passed ex
tending the appropriation for the support
of the government 15 days. The house at
6 15 p. in. adjourned until to-morrow.
A fellow giving the name- oi John Kelly,
but believed to* be Charles Davenport, was
arrested at Cedar ftapids, after victimizing
a number of busines* men hy selling Iradu
Ient^icketa Ibracallegedt rafts.
WAS A BOLD GAME.
An Omaha Train Held Up East
Nfeht by Two Masked Men
^JNear Kasota, Minn.
A Brakeman Is Shot at by One
of Them, but.Without
The robber then went to the express car
and rapped on the door. The messenger
opened the door, thinking he had arrived
at the station. As he did so he looked into
the barrel of a gun and was ordered to
throw up his hands. The robber said
"Where is your guard?" The mess
enger answered "The-e is no guard on
the, train." The robber then got in
the -car and ordered the messenger
to open the safe. He did so. There was a
large amount of money in the safe, but in
openine it the messenger grabbed the
money and dropped it behind the safe un
seen by the robber. Seeing that the safe
was empty, they left the car with curses
and proceeded to the engine. The engineer
and fireman were marched up the track
about half a mile. They were told to go
back to their train and the robbers then
disappeared in the woods.
HFAVV JIM'S hZZ^LMES
Charged Asaiunt tbe Manager and aa
Ex-Cashier of the Chicago Journal.
CHICAGO, July 2.—A case of sensational
embezzlement was revealed to-day by John
i*. Fitzgerald, acting trustee of the Chicago
Evening Journal, demanding $7,000 dam
ages from Fred S. and Laura A. Ashley.
In 1883 Charles V. Whaley was made
cashier for die Journal and was promoted
to the managership 1885, Fred S. Ashley
being placed in the position of cashier.
Whaley examined the cashier's books at
stated periods and ahvaps reported them
correit. Last winter Whaley was taken
sick and W. A. Hutchinson was appointed
in his place. He soon found that Whuley
and Ashley had been systematically rob
bing the Journal and covered up their
peculations by false entries. So fo» a
descrepancy ot $20,000 has Lean discovered
and the end is not yet.
AUllins Company Organized.
HASTINGS, Minn., Special, July 2.—A
stock company has been formed with
Charles Espenschied of St. Loui3, G. W.
Gardner of Hastings, M". N Seymour of St.
Paul and A. C. Lonng of Minneapolis, as
incorporators, capital $50,000, to operate
the Gardner Roller null. The first board
of directors and officers are: President.
Charles Espenschied vice president, G. W.
Gardner secretary and treasurer, Denis
Follett. The business managers are W E.
Burwell and Edward Vose.
Not a Third Party Annex.
HELENA, Mont., July 2.—The executive
committee of the national mining congress,
which meets in Helena July 12, announces
that the convention will be strictly non
partisan and devoted entirely to mining
business, while the free-coinage question
will be freely discussed. This announce
ment is made to correct a dispatch recently
sent out through a misundprstanding. to the
effect that the congress would be a rally of
third party men.
Her or lop Foote.
MEMPHIS, July 2.—Nicholas M. Bell, sec
retary of the national Democratic conven
tion, has notified W. A. Collier of Mem
phis, C. M. Foote of Minneapolis and J.
H. McLearv of San Antonio of their ap
pointment as a subcommittee of the com
mittee to prepare the addresses iniorming
Cleveland and Stevenson of their nomina
Instrncted for Wilson.
RED WINO, Minn., Special, July 2.—The
Republican county convention yesterday
instructed lor Hon. F. M. Milsoii of this
city, ex-county attorney, lor attorney gen
eral. A vigorous fight will be made in his
behalf, and he will receive strong assistance
WASHINGTON, July 2.—A subcommittee of
the house postoffice committee,'to whfch
was referred the charges made by Samuel
Leake ot Philadelphia against Postmaster
General Wanamaker in .regard to the
neumatic tube service in Pniiadelphia,
concluded that the charges are not suf
ficient to justify ah investigation.
Agreement on the it. and B. Bill.
WASHINGTON, July 2.—The conferees on
the river and harbor bill have reached an
agreement. There were but two points le.t
in dispute—the senate amendments pro
viding for the Dalies boat railroad and the
Lake Washington canal. The senate con
ferees receded irom both of them with a
proviso that a board ot four army officers
and three civilians be, appointed to re-ex
amine ttte boat railway project.
On application of Henry M. Dol&eld, attor
ney for tbe relators, tbechief Justice of tbe Michi
gansupreme court bag granteda writ ot error to
tbe supreme court o! the United States In tbe
case ol tbe Miner election law, which was recent
ly declared constitutional by the state court.
Th» Injuria* rrovad Fatal, f^-ras
MONEY CREEK, Minn., Special, July 2.—
John Cottrell, pioneer, and to whom was
intrusted the first stage driving in Minne
sota, died at Houston yesterday frohi he
effects ot an injury received tbe day pre
vious by being thrown from his buggy.
Boot and Shoo Ktoek Attached...
HUHON. S. D.. Special, July*2.—Tbe North
Star Boot and Shoe Company of Minneap
olis to-day took charge of John Anderson's
stock by writ of attachment. The stock is
worth about $4,000, a large share of which
KASOTA, Minn., Special, July 2,—The
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
passenger train was held up about one mile
east of this place late to-night by two
masked men, who attempted to rob the ex
The robbers got on the tender of the en
gine at St. Peter, and a* a safe distance
from the station they got down in the cab
and ordered the engineer to stop the train,
threatening his life if he ierused to obey.
One of the men stood guard over
the engineer and fireman while the other
one went back to the car. On his way
back he met a brakeman and ordered him
to halt. The brakeman did not seem to
understand him and kept on coming. The
robber then fired at him with a double
barrel shotgun. Fortunately he missed
him. The brakeman was then marched up
to the engine and told to stay there..
1 wauuMbased of the North Star company fcen»t the cbatonaiisblp ot the Democratic ua~
I on t&ej^aymantag^j ^JS I tional eoauatttet.
"WANTS AN ACCOUNTING.
Salt Brought Against a Company Com*
posed of Minneapolis Men.
CHICAGO. July 2.—Mining interests, to the
amount of $300,000 are mentioned in a bill
ior recovery and accounting tied in the
superior court to-day by M. H. Thompson
against tbe Century Investment company,
George L. Matchen and others of Minneap
olis. Thompson states that as owner of
mining property in Syria county, N. lil,, ca
pable of yielding $500*000 a year, he entered
into an agreement with Matchen as sec
retary of tbe Century Investment company
to form the Standard Gold Mining and
Milling company, capitalized at $2,000,000.
For 15,000 shares ot the stock Thompson v,
was to receive $360,000 with eighteen
months to be paid irom stock sales.
says he was encouraged from
time to time by Matchen until Nov. 1891.
when he received notice that his interest
had been sold on execution by the sheriff
for $300,000, He says that he has since
been unable to secure an accounting. **&%
Claimed by Republicans in tbe Wlscon
%^l% Apportionment Bilk J?|
MADISON, Wis., July 2.—Both houses of Pjl
the legislature adjourned sine die at noon I&
to-day alter being notified bv the governor "**J
that he had signed the apportionment
bill. Republicans now claim that through
a technical error the proper bill has
not been passed. They assert the
bill which was introduced into the
assembly and reported back by the com
mittee on anportionme to, the assembly
was a substitute. The assembly resolved
itself into a committee of the whole and
considered assembly bill No. 1, reported it
back without amendment and passed it,
not adopting the amendments of commit
tees on appo tionment, which were report
ed in the lorm of a substitute, thus, they
say the assembly passed the prigtnal bill
according to the record, and this was con
curred in by the senate. Thus- the
original bill, witn all its errors, is,
they say, the law, and not the substitute.
But the Democrats, while considerably
agitated at first, now laugh at the claim,
saying the measure now a law is the one
they "wanted to become the law. The ses
sion to-day was characterized by a light
squabble on the part ot the minority, but the
majority forced every point according to
the programme, and concluded its work
on schedule lime. It looks as if the Re
publicans will take the case into the courts
CHICAGO—WHE\T—No. 2 spring, 79i
No. 3 spring, 73c. No. 2 red, 81a
CORN—No. 2, 50Jc.
OATS—No 2, 3^Jc No. 2 white, 34Jc.
to354NTo. 3 white. 34A@3»lic.
RYE—No. 2, 76c.
BARLEY—No. 2, GOc.
I N 5 E A O I S W I I E N O 1 hard.
SOc No. 1 Northern, 70c No. 2 Northern,
CORN- No 3, 43to44c. xVo 3 yellow, 35to40
OATS—No. 2 white, 32toJ2ic, No. 3 white,
RYE—No. 2. 72c.
BARLEY—No. 3. :8 to 48c.
HAY—%Choice upland quoted at $8 00.
$9 No 1 wild, $5to7
color, $9to$l0.50 timothy !11.50tol2.50.
ST.PAITL—WHF VT—No 1 hard, 79to80c
No. 1 Noi thern. 7«to70c, No. 2 Northern,
72 to 7oc.
CORN—No. 3. 42to44c, No. 3 yellow, 44
OATS— NO. 2, 20 to 30c, No. 2'white, 31
to 32c, No. 3, 30 to 31.
BARLEY AND RVE—NO. 3 barley, 40
to 50c, No. 2 rye 72 to 73c, malt, G0to75c.
GnonxD Fx.a.n \st MUUTUFFS—No. 1.
$16 50@17, No. 2, $17@fT.50, No. 3,
$17.50 to$18 low grade, $14 to 14.50, corn
meal, bolted, $23 to 24. do unbolted, $16
to$16.50, bran, bulk. $9 20to 6.50.
MILWAUKEE—WHEAT—No. 2 spring,
"Qc No. 1 Northern. 83ic.
CORN—No, 3, 41to4"ic.
OATS-NO. 2, white, 33ito3lc No. 3, do
BARLEY—No. 2 .57c simple. 40 totti
THE bTAR YEAR.
Industrial Production and Foreign Trade
NEW YORK. July 2 R. G. Dun & Co.'s
weekly review of trade:
A fiscal \i*ar never matched in the whole his
tory of the country, in volume of industrial
production, in magnitude of domestic exchanges
or iuforeigntrade has. just ciosru. he imports
of the year httve been about $83:1,000,000. the
increas? ut New York June over last pear
being about 18 per cent. Exports from New
York in June gamed 15 4 per cent, aud the ag
gregate for the" ear has been about $1,027.
00O.OOO. Railroad eaiuiugs have been the
largfst ever know in that month, exceeding
last year 8 per crnt and over the whole year the
larcestevrrkuowu in New York. Foiluresfortha
ball yearhave beeno oO.-J.against O 074 lu 1891,
and the liabt lties 9BJ.OOO.OOO, against *92,
000,000, aud on tbe whole about ti smallest
for live years. In spile of the \ov, prices addi
tional work* are going into operation, even iu
the iron manufacture, and yet more in woolen
aud cotton. Moreover, the crops' of this jear
promise to be very sa lbfaetcy, and tbe new
half year begins with excellent prospects.
Trade at .Milwaukee is Batislactory. At St.
At Omaha bales in June in most Hues were tbe
largest on record and continues. Money is
abundant at all financial centers with but mod
erate demand aud collection* fairly-good. The
business tailures occurring throughout tbe coun
try during the last seven days number 197, with
»total ot lOu last week ior the corresponding
week of last year thefigureswere 214.
Tnder a Moving Train.
INKSTER, N. D., Special, July 2.—William
JHawkius, a pioneer of Grand Forks county
and a former resident ot Orange county, N.
Y., was killed yesterday by a Great North*
em train. He was snbjectto fits of fainting
and it is supposed he was seized by one of
these and thus fell under the moving train,
near which he was standing. He leaves a
wi and two children.
TorcKA, Kan., July 2.—The Republican
state convention to-day nominated the fol
Governor, A. W. Smith lieutenant governor,
B. R. Moere secretary of state, William Ed
wards auditor, Bruce, treasurer. J. B. Lynch.
Wheel .Plants Most He Sold.
IKDIANAPOMS, July 2.—Judze Gresham
has made an order of court directing the
sale of the entire property ol the American
Wheel trust how iu charge ot Noble C. But
ler, as receiver. Mr. Butler is directed to
sell at private sale up to noon on July 20,
and then to offer all that is left at 3 o'clock
in the alternoon
The national and local world's fair commis
sioners have nut au eud to tbetroublesome mis
understanding* by creatine a board ot adminis
tration composed ot two members from each
commission. -r ^rssgr^ps^tS
Can*ed by His Fathor's Failure?^
ST. CIOCD, Minn., July 2.—Henry Capser,
son of Hon. Joseph Capser of Sauk Center,
who made an assignment several days ego,
has also been forced to the wall, probably
through his father's failure. Young Capser
bas been carrying on a dry goods business
at 8auk Center for several years, and his
liabilities are. said to be large.
J. P. Delliver bas been renominated for con
gress by the Tenth Iowa district Republicans.
Ex-Seeretary Whitneysays that he will not
E O I S