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Special He po its from the Globe Mankato office
April 30. :
The school board bad their April meeting
The ball is to be given by the Military
club on Friday night.
President Searing visits the first normal
school at Winona to-day.
Capt. Cobb's lectures at the M. E. church
r.re said to be very interesting.
Isaac Marks is in the market again for the
purchase of dry and green giusaug as usual.
Geo. Long, of the linn of J. H. Long &
Co., has recently returned from St. Louis,
Mo., where he has been for several mouths
engaged In business for the firm.
Prof. Irwin Shepard, president of the First
Normal school at Winona, visited the Second
Normal at this city on yesterday, in comp
any with the resident member of the board
at Man!.;,in. George T. Barr,
U. S. Revenue Collector Bookwalter left
for St. Paul to-day with a solid delegation for
Sabin in tow (barring one exception) from
Blue Earth county. Mr. Bookwalter has
been visiting here for a few days but has
taken no active part in county politics.
P. K. Wiser, the jeweler, is relaying the
sidewalk in front of his business place with
dressed plank. In the winter season the
benevolent man strews ashes on the Icy way.
Food citizens of Mankato are at this season
repairing their sidewalks, and they would all
do well to take pattern from Mr. Wiser.
A call at the carriage repository of James
Cannon, at 128 South Front street, found
that gentleman examining a new road cart
of a very elegant pattern and design. "His
tory," remarked Mr. Cannon, "repeats itself,
and two wheels are coming to the front."
Mr. Cannon carries every variety of road
wagon, carriage, cart or buggy which fancy
The Georgia minstrels gave a most credit
able performance at Union hall on Tuesday
evening, and it is to be regretted that the
heavy showers of the early evening and the
recent appearance here of the Hi Henry
minstrel company prevented the gathering
of a better crowd than greeted them when
the curtain rose. Their performance was
Mat. Switzer, a former resident of Man
kato, and who built the Merchants' hotel at
Winona, and who is now located at LaMoure,
D. T., where he has the leading hotel of that
place, is visiting at Mankato, and will no
doubt soon return here to engage in business
again, having purchased the building at the
corner of Front and Walnut street, which
contains the Odd Fellows' hall.
S. Sanborn, assistant general superinten
dent of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad,
and who has charge of all their lines west of
the Mississippi, accompanied by P. Hollen
beck, assistant general freight superintend
ent of the same road, came in at 4 p. m.
yesterday and left on a special at 7p. m.
The particular occasion of their visit has not
transpired but it seems to have been simply
an ordinary business trip.
The building at present occupied by C.
Caesar, 225 South Front street, is being re
modeled somewhat. A new front will be
put in and a street entrance to the stairway
leading to the second floor. The apartments
occupied by Mr. Caesar are to be refitted and
remodeled with new paper upon the walls
and the ceiling decorated. He will put in a
fine line of restaurant goods in connection
with his bar business. Mr. Caesar keeps a
gentleman's resort, and has made his place
one of the most popular ones in the city.
On Tuesday evening Chief Robison hear
ing a noise at Carpenter's saloon entered
and discovered an individual whose name
was John Martin more than comfortably
boozed and who was making himself alto
gether too numerous to comport with the
true dignity of a good citizen. Being re
quired to desist, he advanced the proposition
that no policeman on earth could arrest him.
Chief Robinson being of the opinion that
this proposition required demonstration be
fore he could accept of it, collared the belig
erant Martin and began the process of con
veying him to the pen which soon developed
into a very lively matinee. Martin distrib
uted himself all over the sidewalk and raised
ruction enough for a regiment of militia on
sham battle day. He was 'finally lodged in
the pen after a large portion of his clothing
had parted company with him, and he hail
succeeded iv drawing quite a crowd before
whom he made a holy show of himself.
His case will come up before Judge
Porter this morning, and it is
to be hoped that he may have the riot act
read to him in good shape.
There is too little respect paid by a certain
class to the requests of the offers of the law,
and if they would use their club 3 freely when
these obstreperous chaps manifest a desire to
run the city, it would leave a healthy im
pression upon the public mind. Every" good
citizen who desires law and order will stand
by the officers and no ruffian or desperado
ought to find any sympathy from our people.
Our police ought to be uniformed and wear
their clubs while on duty by all means.
The Track Laid the Past Year Reaches
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, April 30.—The advance sheets of
of the Railway Age of to-day show the follow
ing record of railway construction during the
year ISB3. We complete this week our de
tailed statement by roads of the
new track laid in the United States dur
ing the year ISB3. The compilation of these
statistics involves a great amount of corres
pondence, and it is impossible to make a
complete report at the end of the year. These
final figures, however, do not • differ very
greatly from those given in our issue of Dec.
27, 18S3, at that time we stated that the
total mileage for the year, so far as reported,
at COS miles. This we have since increased
by 201 miles, our record now showing the
amount of new track laid during 1883 to
have been C,S7O miles. The following is our
summary by states:
States. Miles. States. Miles.
Maine 21.2 Vermont 22.0
Massachusetts.... 18.0 Connecticut...... 0
New York 399.2 New Jersey 7.5
Pennsylvania 363.5 Ohio 349.0
Indiana 180.3 Michigan 421.3
Illinois 174.7 ' 'Wisconsin... 218.8
Virginia 98.1 North Carolina... 52.0
South Carolina 40.5 Georgia '... 05.5
Florida 245.2 Alabama 181.0
Mississippi 201.1 Tennessee 40.0
Kentucky 127. Oregon 196.3
California 231.0 Idaho 292.0
Arizona 150.0 Minnesota 167.5
Washington Ter.. 101.0 Kansas 198.5
lowa • .231.4 . Dakota 410.8
Louisiana 238.1 ' Kansas 144.0
Nebraska. 199.2 Texas GB-5
Indian Territory.. 12.0 Montana...-. 413.0
Colorado 88.8 Utah .' .160 0
New Mexico 81.0 ■ ■•.r>^r
Jeff. Davis Talks Politics.
[Special Telegram to The Globe. |
Indianapolis, Ind., April 30.— L.
Taylor returned yesterday from New Or
leans. While south he spent an evening as
the guest of Jeff. Davis, • arid found the dis
tinguished southerner free to talk on political
matters. Mr. Davis expressed himself . that
the old ticket would be most agreeable to the
whole country, When doubt was had that Til
den's ill health might militate against his
selection, replied that iv Mr. Hendrick's the
nation had a statesman able to take his
place. Concerning McDonald, he did not
regard him ns sufficiently well known out
side of Indiana, besides his views on the
tariff were not satisfactory to the south.
An Interesting: Descriptive Sketch
Tinged With Humor.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Cincinnati, April 30.—The Bnquirtr in its
New York special, has the following Interest
ing description of the contestants iv the rijt
day walking match: At noon most of the
pedestrians were on the track. Fitzgerald,
Rowell and Norcmac ran together in a group,
all of them seemed fresh. A score of yards
behind them little cobbler Vint industriously
ran along. His legs twinkled, his arm's
worked to and fro, and he travelled without
apparent fatigue. Day, who had beeu taking
a rest, came cut iv a new white shirt em
broidered on the back with a five-barred
gate. He walked slowly for a mile and then
braced up. In the distance the Indian plod
ded sadly along. His left leg lacked the
buoyancy of his right leg, which was not
overburdened. He seemed for all the world
like au Indian on the return from the war
path after a severe battle, in which he had
When both are in the track, Rowell and
Fitzgerald hang close together and appear to
be very much afraid of each other. Every
time Fitzgerald passes the scorer's stand he
slows up, switches his head to the right and
looks at his own score, Rowell's score and
the clerk. Then he turns his head straight
again, lowers it so that his chin almost rests
upon his breast aud trots tirelessly along.
Fitzgerald to a casual observer appears to
run with a great deal of exertion, but exam
ined critically his gait, although awkward
looking, is easy, and he does not exert his
body as many runners do. The motion of
his hips is not a tiring one, but he gives his
ankles more work than ho should.
Rowell runs with the same easy motion
that has excited so much admiration at all
the coutests in which he has run. He looks
at the clerk and score only occasionalh-. He
keeps, however, Fitzgerald's number well in
mind. He appears to have come to stay.
Noremac's sturdy legs carry him rapidly
over the ground. He runs with an up and
down motion, to which his lower jaw keeps
time. He rarely walks when on the track,
and he always looks worried.
Herty is very tall, and iie ran just a little
heavy yesterday. His legs are long and he
steps well out. He appeared very tired, bat
kept to the track and ran gamely,
Punchot, the Buffalo letter carrier, ran
faster than he did when delivering the mails.
He is compactly built, runs prettily and
makes a good figure on the track. He does
not waste any power.
When Vint runs he works his elbows just
as he would do if he were pulling the wax
ends in half-soling a boot. He has such a
good earnest face that all the ladies applaud
him. He runs with a lithe, quick step and
seems like a feather blown around the track*
by a light breath.
Elson is a stout little man with legs of ua
usually large development. He runs slowly,
but covers a good deal of ground.
Day, r *.c trainer of the Mosely Harriers,
and who brought such a good record for short
distance racing from England, does not seem
to be shaped as a six.day pedestrian ought to
be. His back is too hollow for strength, and
gives the impression that he is not a stayer.
His legs are wonderfully developed.
Burrell, the colored pedestrian, when he
runs wastes too much power. He raises his
body with each stride and his shoulder oscil
late like the walking beam of a ferry boat.
Thompson looks like a thin edition of Pan
chot. He seems sad. He walked most' of
yesterday and ran only occasionally. After
his running spurts he seemed sadder than
before. Unlike Fitzgerald, when he runs he
holds his chin high in the air, which gives
the idea that he is disdainful, which is not
Nitaw-eg-Ebow walked very slowly and did
not give much opportunity for the admira
tion of his handsome running. He looks
as if he might do twenty miles very
Campana was as usual, and he appeared
satisfied with his seventy one miles, which
he will probably take away with, him when he
"Rowell is standing a good chance of
winning," said an old sporting man, as he
ran his eye over the score, and then glanced
at Rowell, who was passing him
at a lope. "He's got a lead of ten miles
now, will add another five to it by' midnight,
and if he gets twenty-five miles ahead by
Thursday he can sleep nine hours with safe
ty, for everything will be in his own hands.
I think the others made a mistake. They
should have pushed him more."
It Is possible that they could not. Rowell's
policy seems to be to make a lead and then
hang on to the next best man and keep to
his heel. The Indian at 3 o'clock was lying
on his bed in his hut in a red flannel suit
with blue trimmings. He had a hat on
and was smoking a big cigar while Frank
Russell, his trainer, kept guard at the door.
At 3:30 he got up, cocked a white silk
jockey's cap on the side of his head and took
the track. After walking jauntily around
once he broke into a run and for a moment,
left the little group of pedestrians behind
him. Little Noremac started after him, drew
up alongside, and shot by him so fast that
the Indian stopped running for very
astonishment. He walked up to the scorer's
stand with referee Busby. "He thinks he
can do better by'walkmg around the track
the other way," said Mr. Busby. Then Mr.
Nitaw Eg-Ebow reversed himself, ran half a
lap from the opposite direction of the others,
walked a lap and a half slowly and retired to
his wigwam. His trainer says that his stom
ach troubles him and that he cannot retain
Princess Victoria of Hesse and Prince
Louis of Baltenburgl.
Darmstadt, April 30.—The marriage of
the Princess Victoria, of Hesse, to Prince
Louis, of Battenburg, took place to-day. The
streets were profusely decorated with flags
and thronged with sight seers. After the
performance of the civil marriage, the bride
was led to the palace chapel by her grand
mother, the nftther of the Grand Duke
Louis. They were followed by
a procession composed of royal guests,
Queen Victoria leading, followed by the
prince and princess imperial of Germany,
prince and princess of Wales, the Princess
Beatrice, Prince William of Prussia and
Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, brother of the
bridegroom. In the procession the bride
and bridegroom walked between princesses
of Battenberg. When the bride and bride
groom exchanged rings at the alter a salute
of thirty-six guns was fired. Queen
Victoria stood during the choral por
tion of the services. At the conclusion
of the ceremony she embraced the couple.
The bride wore the veil of her mother, the
late Princess Alice. All the guests except
Queen Victoria attended the banquet in the
evening. The only toast drank was to the
health of the newly wedded pair. The
couple afterward started for Ingenheim
amid the plaudits of throngs of people The
streets were beautifully illuminated this
Slaves Rising 1.
Rio Janeiro, April 30, via Galveston.—A
rising of slaves has takan place in Vargo.
They assassinated a rich proprietor, and are
committing many crimes.
At the New Market races yesterday, Scot
free won the 2,000 guineas race; St. Medias
2d; Harvester, 3d. Tea ran. »
THE ST. PAUL DAILY'GLOBE. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1884.
BLAINE OF MAINE.
, = ■/.•/. . —
Most of the Republican Delegates
Elected Yesterday Are
Massachusetts Democrats Propose Butler
for President of the National
■' '■'•■'■■-■' Convention.
Enough Ofllceliolders iii Kncli Republican
Convention to Cheer tor
■ lowa Solid for Maine.
Dcs Moixes, la:, April 30.— State
Republican convention met in the Foster Op
era house in this city at 11 o'clock, and or
ganized by selecting ex-Governor M. M.
Walden temporary chairman. After the ap
pointment of committees they adjourned till
2 p. in. ;'•'-
The several district conventions were held
this morning, and the following delegates
■First Dennis Morrison, of Lee, and Wil
liam Wilson, Jr., of Washington. Alter
nates —Arthur Springer, of Louisa, and C. M.
Junkin, of Jefferson.
Second—John Selzer, of Jackson, and
Colonel W. T. Shaw, of Jones. Alternates—
H. R. Whitehouse, of Clinton, and W. P.
Third—H. C. Hemenway and W. H. Nor
ris of Dele ware. Alternates A. Meln
tyre, of Butler, and J. M. Roy, of Grundy.
•' FourthG. A. Stewart, Allamakee, and O.
H. Lyon. Alternates —D. TV. Clements,
Favctte, and Win. Kellow, Howard.
Fifth—J. TV. Willetts, of Tallma, and Mer
ritt Green, Marshall. Alternates— TV.
Jackson, Johnston, and G. T. Geddes, Ben
Sixth S. Winslow,' Jasper, Calvin
Manling, Wappello. Alternates—J. P. Ly
man, Powesheik. and Frank Eeichelberger,
Seventh—E. E. Weeks, Guthrie, and C.
11. Gath, of Polk. Alternates— Igo,
Warren, and J. 11. Twombly, of Adair.
Eighth—Wm. Wilson, Clarke, and W. D.
Christie, of Union. Alternates—D. T. Sig
ler, Adams, and Mr. Sheridan, Appanoose.
Ninth— A. Consigny, Pottawattamie,
and T. M. Logan, Harrison. Alternates
Geo. Gray, Audubon and D. B. Miller,
Tenth— S. Benson, Franklin, and C.
T. Mason, Boone. Alternates— C. Nel
son, Story, and J. K. Smith, Harden.
Eleventh— K. Runswortb, Monona, and
J. B. Funk. Alternates Piper, and A.
L. Culbertson, Carroll.
The state convention reassembled at 2
o'clock, when John A. Kasson was made
permanent chairman, and addressed the
convention in a half hour's speech. He dis
cussed all the candidates. All were cheered,
but the name of Blame led all the rest, al
though hearty, good feeling are manifested
for Arthur, Logan, Edmunds and Lincoln.
At the conclusion of Kasson's speech the
following four delegates at large were elected:
J. S. Clarkson, editor of the Dcs Moines
Register, S. M. Hubbard. John R. Stone and
W. G. Don an. The entire delegation from
all the districts of the state are for Blame for
The platform includes the outlines of an
old-fashioned stump speech in favor of a high
protection tariff, demands the early con
struction of a strong navy, regulation of
inter-state commerce, proposes that pensions
and county lands be voted to all honorably
discharged soldiers and sailors of the late
war, and congratulates the Republican party
upon the wise, honest and patriotic adminis
tration of President Arthur."
Worcester,, Mass., April 30. —The Dem
ocratic state convention was called to order
by Noah A. Plympton, of the state committee
who made an address eulogizing General
Butler, and arraigning the Republican party.
Edward Avery was chosen permanent chair
man,, who announced the convention ready
for business. A committee to receive ballots
for four delegates was appointed. The plat
form deprecates class distinctions, or the
creation of monopolies, advocates frequent
elections, reaffirms the resolutions of the last
Democratic national convention, ' de
nounces • the accummulatlon of surplus
revenue, demands the recognition of the
rights of the -working people, denounces Re
publican neglect of the fisheries,' demands
the reduction of the tariff, and that taxation
be removed from the necessaries of life, and
tenders thanks to Butler for his fearless pub
The following were elected delegates at
large: B. F. Butler, J. G. Abbott, M. J. Caf
ferty, James Delaney. A motion to instruct
the delegates to votef or Butler was tabled, but
a motion by Wm. M. Simmons that it is the
the sense of this convention that Gen. But
ler should be nominated for president at the
Democratic national convention at Chicago
was adopted unanimously with great enthusi
asm. Adjourned. .
Richmond, Va., April —The straight
out Republican state convention . met at
noon to-day. About 120 delegates were pres
ent, more than one-half colored. John F.
Desendorf, chairman of the state committee
called the convention to order, and explain
ed that the convention was assembled in
response to the call of the National Repub
lican committe and the state committee.
He added, a so called Republican convention
had met here a few days ago, and placed in
the field an electoral ticket, vrith but a single
man on it who had ever voted the Repub
lican ticket. Major E. O. Hine was made
chairman of the convention. The usual
committees were then appointed.
General Wickham, chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions, read a platform and it
was unanimously adopted. The first resolu
tion recites that the Republicans of this con
vention represent the true Republican organ
ization in the state as it has existed since
1865, and been represented in every na
tional convention since that time 1
Second. That presenting as we do, a po
litical record unstained by the foul breath of
repudiation, we confidently expect that rec
ognition to which, by long and faithful de
votion to its cause, we are justly entitled.
The sixth and other resolutions condemns
President Arthur for his support of the Ma
hone treaty, and the last declares for Blame
Boston, April 30.—The state Republican
convention has temporarily organized, with
H. C. Lodge as chairman. ■ There was a full
Chairman Lodge"referred to the adminis
tration of President Arthur as wise* and.ju
dicious.' Massachusetts would have a vast
influence in the coming national conven
tion. There had already in this state been a
pronounced sentiment in favor of the nomi
nation of the distinguished senator from
Vermont, [long and continued applause,]
and while the Massachusetts delegation to
the national convention favored the nomina
tion of Geo. F. Edmunds for president, it
would not go there with a factious dispo
John D. Long was introduced as perma
nent president and addressed the conven
tion, outlining the coming canvass and dis
cussing the issues of the day in their bear
ings upon the two great political parties.
Geo. F. Hoar, W. F. Cr^ppo, John Long
and Henry C. Abbott were elected delegates
' Ifcw Hampshire.
: Concord, April 30.—The Republican State
convention has organized with B. T.
Prescott, ■ president. Charles H. Saw
yer was elected delegate at large.
He : . is for Edmunds first, Arthur
second. Geo. H. Stowell, elected, is for
Blame first, Arthur second. .On the fourth
ballot Edward H. Rollins was elected the third
delegate at large. He is for Arthur. J. B.
Clarke, elected the fourth delegate, is for Ed
munds and opposed to Blame. ;
■ The resolutions commend Arthur, demand
such exercise of power by | the national gov
ernment as will insure the constitutional
rights of every citizen of the south, maintain
the doctrine of protection, favor the reduc
tian of duties on the necessaries oi life, urge
the eradication of polygamy, and reform the
civil service, demand the suspension of the
coinage of silver, and approve the national
Wisconsin's "favorite Son" livft.
Madison, Wis., April 30. —In the Republi
can state convention held here to-day, after
much discussion, the following resolutions
That the basis of representation in all
future Republican state conventions, shall
be upon the basis of the Republican vote cast
in the several counties at the last preceding
presidential election, and each county
shall be entitled to ' one delegate for
each live hundred votes cast, and one for the
major fraction thereof. Each county shall
be entitled to at least one delegate. Dele
gates-at-large, E. 11. Brodhead of Milwaukee,
E. W. Kays, of Dane, Jonathan Bowman,
Columbia and T. "Bj Scott, Marathon. Elec
torg-at-large, C. J. L. Myer, Ford dv Lac,
and T. A. Husher, Lacrosse. The following
platform was adopted after a spirited dis
liesolved, That this convention has no in
structions to offer the delegates to the Re
publican national cenvention, except to
urge them to lay aside all merely personal
preferences, and after a due comparison of
the views with the representatives of other
states, to unito. in supporting for president
and vice president of the United States, the
candidate whose nomination will, according
to their best judgment most assuredly tend
to harmonize the party, and to assure the
continued ascendency of its principles in
the administration of the government.
BaclveA, further, That we cordially ap
prove the general course of the present na
tional administration, and that we express
the utmost, universal sentiment of the Re
publicans of Wisconsin in commending the
wise, even, consistent and statcsman-llkc
manner in which President Arthur has dis
charged the duties of the great office that de
volved upon him, under circumstances such
as to render the successful and satisfactory
performance of its functions a task purely
difficult and arduous.
A resolution instructing the deleg-ices to
propose the name of Gen. Fairchild in the
national convention and vote for him, was
The following passed tinanimouslv:
Resolved, That we hold it to be the undis
puted and imperative duty of the government
without further delay, to create such rules
and enact such laws as may be necessary to
forthwith allow and pay to all honorably "dis
charged soldiers now living, andjto their
heirs and legal representatives of them, all
just claims for pensions, back pay, and
bounty to which the laws of the land entitles
them, that we deprecate and disapprove the
principle and practice which require claimants
in such case to make an arbitrary and stronger
proof, in order to recover than is required by
the common law and custom in matters of
business, and proceedings in court. That
under such rules and regulations the Repub
licans of Wisconsin insist and demand, that
a sufficient force be employed in the respect
ive departments as shall adjudicate and al
low any meritorious claims, within the least
possible period of time. H. A. Taylor was
elected chairman of the state central com
mittee by acclamation.
The convention at 6:30 took a recess till 8
THE DISTRICT DELEGATES.
First, H. A. Cooper, Racine; J. W. Scales,
Janesville; Alternates—Wm. Meadows,
Wnlworth; Nick Smith, Rock.
Second, S. D. Barney, Ozaukee; W. S.
Rambush, Juneau. Alternates—T. W.
Spencer, J. F. Ware, Fond dv Lac.
Third, C. Spencely, Iowa; A. C. Dodge,
Green; Alternates—C. E. Buell, Dane; Jas.
4. Ed.Sanderson, F.E.Winkler,Milwaukee.
Alternates —Henry Baumgartner, Paul Bech
Fifth—J. H. Mead, C. E. Estabrook. Al
ternates—D. W. Stebbins, Wm. Carlyle.
Seventh—C. M. Butt, Viroqua; C. T.Tem
Eighth—G. B. Shaw, Eau Claire; H. A.
Taylor, St. Croix. Alternates—A. Arnold,
Trempeleau; M. C. Ring, Clark.
Ninth—Alex. Stewart, O. A. A. Ellis.
The delegates were all interviewed, nine
being for Edmunds, nine for Blame, three
for Arthur and one for Sherman.
California for Blame.
Oakeand, Cal., April 30.—The delegates
elected to the national cenvention at Chicago
are C. C. Bust, B. O. Carr, W. H. Parks, G
W. Schell, W. Johnson, E. Denison, David
McClure, Chas. F. Crooke, J. D. Spreckles,
M. C. Blake, D. C. Reed, Oregon Sanders,
all instructed for Blame as long as he is in
the field. A resolution introduced by the
first district naming Lincoln for vice presi
pent, was lost. The sixth district,reprcseiit
ing the entire southern section of the state,
introduced resolutions instructing the dele
gates to support Lincoln for president,
which were defeated. It is believed the
convention will adjourn over to-morrow.
T. T. Bard, W. W. Marrow, Geo. A Knight
and Horace Davis were elected delegates at
Maine for Blame.
Bangob, Me., April 30.—The Republican
state convention has organized, with Orville
D. Baker as president.
Resolutions were adopted in favor of a
protective policy, a demand that our civil
service controlled by strictly business prin
ciples and that it be placed beyond the dan
gers of party strife, urges a prudent, though
firm foreign policy, presents the name of
James G. Blame as the choice for the presi
dency, approves the present administration ;
expresses severe disapproval of the action of
the Democratic majority in coDgress upon
the Morrison tariff bill, and on the shipping
bill, and reaffirms its approval of the policy
of prohibition. Adjourned.
Vermo nt — Edmunds' State.
Montpelier, Vt., April 30.—The Repub
lican state convention organized, Jas. M.
Tyler president, who favored Edmunds and
Lincoln, and asked the convention to in
dorse the administration of Arthur. J.
Gregory Smith, Redfield Proctor, Frederick
Billings and B. S. Harris were elected dele
gates at large to Chicago.
The resolutions reaffirm allegiance to Re
publicans, principles approve pro
tection, demand revision of the
duties on wool, a reduction of the
tax, and presents the name of Edmunds for
president, and instructs the delegates to vote
Kalamazoo, Mich., April 30.—The state
convention of the National Greenback party
assembled here at 11 this morning. C. S.
Hampton, Harbor Springs, was chosen tem
porary chairman? and made a speech de
nouncing the Republican party as corrupt
and recreant to their trust. The people were
determined to have a new order of things.
He alluded to Butler as tho coming man,
and received great applause. After the ap
pointment of the usual committees the con
vention took a recess. About 250 delegates
are present. Feeling is runnig strong for
Butler and free trade.
Augusta, Me., April 30.—The straight out
Greenback convention to-day nominated
W, F. Eaton for governor. Delegates to the
national Greenback convention were chosen.
A motion to instruct the delegates for Butler
was defeated. The convention refused to
recognize the Lewision convention in any
manner, and opposed fusion throughout.
Oregon For Blame.
Portland, Oreg., April 30.—The platform
endorses the Arthur administration,demands
the protection of wool, civil service re.
form, rights of state, and the national gov
ernment in regulating railways. B. Her
man was nominated. Congress delegate to
Chicago will not be elected till midnight.
A marked preference for Blame, but the
delegates go uninstructed.
Louisville, April SO.—The Republican
state convention will meet here to-morrow
noon. John D. White, Republican congress
man, and Walter Evans, commissioner of
internal revenue, are in town.
FAILURE OF "JIM" KEENE.
The California Millionaire Has
Dropped 13,000,000 in
The Steady Decline of Stocks, He Holding
300,000 Shares, Has Downed
Says He Could Have Had $400,000 from
His Friends IJut De
New York, April 30. —The announce
ment at 3 this afternoon of the failure of
James R. Keene, the well-known Wall street
operator, was received by many with in
credulity. It created at first tremendous ex
citement among the smaller dealers and
operators, who had apparently not anticipated
such a result, and the effect on the market
was not appreciable tbia afternoon, as the an
nouncement came so late. Very little accu
rate information could be gained in regard to
the failure, although rumors of a most con
tradictory character were circulated in great
numbers. It was learned, bowever, the fail
ure was due to the fact that Keene has for
some time confined his stock operations to
transactions in privileges, and selling puts
and calls. A large n umber of
these contracts fell due to-day, and
it was said that Keene began
tbis morning paying them off, and after
spending over $150,000 in casbing the dif
ferences resulting from a falling market,
he found .himself running sbort, and having
no more money at his command, be was
obliged to refuse to take stock put to him.
The news spread rapidly, and soon his ofllee
was beseiged with customers and creditors
who fought with, each other to gain an en
trance. His secretery, Mr. Wells, confirmed
the report of his failure, and said it was "ow
ing to unfortunate speculations."
He said, Mr. Keene will make no statement
to the public at present, but furnish a state
ment at an early date to those who are inter
ested more intimately in his affairs. It is
understood that Keene's transactions have
been principally In stocks of the Erie, "Wes
tern union, and Union Pacific companies.
It is also said he was severely bitten !n the
recent shrinkage of values in Northern Pa
cific and Oregon and Transcontinental
stocks. He refused to see any reporters at
his office to-day and at his home this evening
It was said he had gone out of town, proba
bly in Newport. Later in the evening,
however, the following statement wes issued
for publication to the associated press repor
"After paying out millions of dollars in
cash the last few months in my effort to pro
tect my privileges in the falling market, I
have finally determined to-day to call a halt
in the interest of those with whom I have
business." James K. Keene.
Shortly after the announcement of his
inability to meet his engagements, Keene
was offered by a number of friends and
business associates §400,000 cash. He re
fused to accept, saying he did not propose
to make matters any worse by keeping up
his margins any longer.
The failure is the absorbing topic
of conversation among brokers.
who assembled this evening at
the Windsor, and various comments were
made by those who either had been friends
or opponents of the great operator.
* [From the New York Tribune, this morn
"James K. Keene, the well known Cali
fornia operator, yesterday announced his
inability to meet his contracts on stock
privileges. For more than a year there have
at times, been rumors of his
financial embarrassment, and when it
was first rumored in the street that he
was in trouble, no reliance was placed in the
reports. Before the close of business, how
ever, the stories were confirmed. Notices
had been sent Mr. Keene on Tuesday by sev
eral holders of "puts" on various stocks,
that they would be presented next day.
Yesterday, when the stocks were presented
Keene stated he was unable to take them. In
some eases an agreement was made, as to the
difference between "put" price, and marked
quotations, upon which the transaction
would be closed, but Keene was unable to
pay any claims.
The first whisper of his default came from
the "Put and Call" brokers, who make their
headquarters on the curb-stone, New York.
The angry denunciations of some of them
who had vainly asked Keene to take the stock
they offered him, soon made the situation
known to everybody. They had been mak
ing visits to Keen's office on the fourth floor
of the building running through from Broad
to New street, along Exchange place, and
each one had returned with the unwelcome
news, he was unable to meet his obligations.
The failure in no way affects the stock ex
change, except so far as the members who
have done trading for him are concerned.
Keene is not a member of the exchange.
The amount of his outstanding privileges,
it is impossible to ascertain. The general
estimate of the amount is from 200,000 to
300,000 shares. Among those whose tender
of stocks was declined, was Frank Bassett
Jr., who offered Keene 2,500 Erie common
at 22, which he declined. Bassett, who is
one of the oldest men in business, said the
total amount owed him by Keene was $10,
--000. The other holders of "puts" are said
to be Chas. A. Johns, a member of the ex
change and the stock exchange firms of
Voorhees & Hardy, Henry Freeman, J. N.
Newcombe & Co., L. J. White & Co., W. C.
Doernin, a prominent lawyer, who is in a po
sition to speak regarding the matter, said
The whole story is told in the statement
which Keene has issued to the press. It is
impossible for him to tell how many privi
leges he has out. Keene has paid out millions
within the last twelve months on privileges,
which the course of the stock market has
made unprofitable to him. Within the last
few weeks he has paid out $400,000, and
within the last few months has lost two or
three millions. There were plenty of offers of
help made him to-day, but he de
clined them. Ills affairs reached such
a stage he did not know how he
stood, and the acceptance of assistance
would only have postponed his failure. He
preferred, as he expressed it to call a halt
now, and ascertain just how he stands. I
do not believe his liabilities to the members
of the exchange, outside of stock privileges,
-,vill amount to over $35,000. None of his
privileges are held so heavily by any one
person, that there is- likely
to be any embarrassment growing out of
the failure. The largest claim for differences
on these privileges is less than $10,000.
Whatever losses occur under Keene's privi
leges will fall primarily on outside people,
who purchased them through the put and call
brokers, or stock exchange firms. The bro
kers will suffer only where their customers
are unable to bear the losses on the stocks
they have bought, and sold against privileges.
As the privileges are widely distributed, it is
not thought any serious trouble can grow
out of Keene's default. The opinion of the
privilege broker as to the prospects of
Keene's final settlement was reflected
by the offers late yesterday
to sell some of his privileges
at 20 per cent on their original cost. There
are said to be no given privileges issued by
Keene now outstanding. There are some on
the United pipe line certificates. The amount
of these is estimated at about 1,000,000
barrels. They Slnclude "calls" at 110 a bar
rel, and "puts" in the neighborhood of 95
cents. It was reported the sharp advance
in the petroleum market yesterday was part
ly due to efforts of the Standard Oil company
to prevent the full delivery of oil on the
Keene puts. Many of the puts issued by
Keene within a few weeks,'- have been at ex
travagantly above- market prices; In addi
tion 'to ' the put on Erie at 22, against the
closing asked, a quotation 1!'of 1 ''18^,
were puts of i Western Union ~. at
71 against 62^ asked last night, Union Pa
cific at 78 g against 63%, Pacific Mall at 51
against 44%, and other stocks in the same
relation. It is believed that Keene realized
the" hopelessness of his affairs some time
ago, and sold puts at prices that would
tempt purchasers, in order to raise money
to meet his immediate necessities, desper
ately hoping, if possible, j a change in stock
speculation would save him. ;
• A friend of his acknowledged that Keene's
operations on priveleges recently have been
"utterly wild." The fact that Keene has
been .losing money in the street was
recognized by careful observers a
long Gtime ago. For more than a
year, many conservative houses have refus
ed to accept his privileges, as partial margins
for the operations of their customers. A
year ago last January business | relations
ceased between Keene and S. W. Babcock &
Co., who had for years acted as his brokers
in the stock exchange, handling many mil
lions of dollars. The brokers who are said
to have done most of his stock exchange
business recently are Collins & Levy and
Atterbury & Tillinghast.
A well-known western man, who held
close relations with Keene when he first ap
peared as a Wall street speculator, said last
evening, at the Windsor hotel: "Mr. Keene
came to Wall street in November, 1876,
bringing with him $5,000,000, which he had
made in California, first in the great rise in
mining stocks, and afterwards in their heavy
drop. His first important venture was with
Gould in . the Atlantic & Pacific telegraph
combination against the Western Union. In
the summer of 1877 the two men quarreled,
and Keene was hailed by Wall
street as a rising power distinct
ly in opposition to Gould. At
the time of the railroad riots in 1877, Keen,
was almost the only man who dared buy
stocks. He bought them by the ream, in the
face of several declines, and if it had not
been for him the consequences to the market
probably would have been terrible. Al
though he traded on both sides of the markete
most of his money was made in the rise of
1830. I believe that at one time his wealth
was fully $12,000,000. . The great grain cor
ner with which his name is so popularly
connected, caused Mr. Keene a loss of
about $5,000,000. Since 1881 he has been
steadily losing money.
Keene's American stable is at Sheepshead
Bay, and probably the best animal in it is
Dutch Roller, who is not likely to
win any great races. All his horses,
on both sides of the ocean, would
not probably now fetch at auction more than
$50,000, though Foxhall might bring $20,
--000 of that. Keene made some " attempts at
breeding, buying the celebrated Derby win
ner "Blue Gown," for a big sum, although
the horse was far advanced in years. He
died on the voyage to America.
In the days of his prosperity Keene
bought Matthew's Villa at Newport and
spent his summers there. This was destroy
ed by fire and never rebuilt. Keene owned
little real estate beside his Newport property,
and that heavily mortgaged. He at one
time owned some costly paintings. Jay
Gould, took the best of them, a Rosa
Bonheur, off his " hands at a price
much less than Keene paid for it,
and it now adorns Gould's parlor in his
Fifth avenue residence, where it has often
reminded Wall street visitors with a fanciful
turn of mind of Indian customs of exhibiting
the scalp of the vanquished foe in the most
conspicuous place in the wigwam.
Fearful Wind and Rain Storm.
. Coffetville, Kas., April- 30. The most
destructive wind storm in this vicinity for
ten years, visited this city this afternoon.
The new Christian church, nearly completed,
was entirely demolished. Its roof was car
ried upon a dwelling house adjacent, crushing
a portion of the building to atoms. A woman
with her babe in the house narrowly escaped.
Redder j& . White's store, Kentner's new
house, and Long & Cos. lumber sheds are
badly damaged. Four or five dwellings
were unroofed and several barns were blown
down. The rain fell in torrents during the
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Fire at Peoria.
Peoria, HI., May I.—An extensive con
flagration appears to be raging in the lower
portion of the city in the neighborhood of
the distilleries. A terrible storm of rain and
thunder and lightning prevails, and tele
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. A later report says a.bolt of .lightning, dur
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head of cattle were saved. The loss is $6,000;
Sullivan on Deck. <
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