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VOL. XIX.— NO. 207.
TrtE ST. PfVUL GLOBE.
SATI RDAY, JILY 25.
Weather for Today—
Fair and Warmer.
Watson Named lor Vice President.
Stormy Vi^ht at St. Louis.
A Queer Electoral Mnddle.
Sound-Money Democratic Conference
National Convention to he Held Soon
Bryan Stands by Sewall.
Floods in the East.
Silver Men Complete Organization.
Attorney General Dodges.
Xcws of Minneapolis.
Soup for Mr. Sewall.
Platform of the Populists.
Silver Men Name Their Ticket.
Depew on International Bimetallism
Winnipeg Wins at Minnetonka.
Gold Pouring Into" the Reserve.
An Off Day in Base Ball.
Bar Silver 08 5-Sc,
Cash Wheat ln Chicago 57 l-Bc.
Stocks Fractionally Lower.
Mercantile Agency Reports.
Wants of the People.
An Attack on Uncle Sa:n.
Change in Elevator System.
G. A. R. Preparations Progressing.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
QUEENSTOWN— Arrived: Campania, from
New York for Liverpool.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Palatia, Hamburg;
Lucania. Liverpool; Adriatic, Liverpool,
Sailed: State of Nebraska, Glasgow.
GENOA — Arrived: Ems, New York.
SOUTHAMPTON— SaiIed: Normannia, New
— — i^
And the band played on.
Coxey climbed off the grass upon the
It was sixteen hurrahs to one mum
at St. Louis.
The last cyclone that struck St. Louis
This ls the Northern Pacific's day to
come out of the night.
Gen. Maceo is manifesting a strong
disposition to stay dead this time.
Probably Mr. Sewall couldn't have
stood another Friday nomination, any
— — •
Most people would be pleased if they
could live to read their own obituary
Even now the woods are full of good
men who have temporarily gone out
It has been hard work to restrain the
weather clerk from giving St. Louis
a cloudburst this week.
The banks proved that they had the
gold by rolling it into the subtreasury
at New York in hogsheads.
Mr. Rockefeller has given Cleveland
$600,000 for parks. None of it is to be
used for a base ball park, however.
The lowa cigarette law is unconsti
tutional, and the lowa boy can smoke
cigarettes right to the brink of his
Can the discussion of the money
question by religious journals be called
interference by the church with state
Two candidates for offlce on the Re
publican ticket at Petersburg, Ind.,
have died. They were lucky to get out
of politics, anyhow.
The St. Paul team will make up its
mind this afternoon whether to go on
climbing the pennant pole or take a
ride on the toboggan.
Judge Hfnry C. Caldwell is now ln
a position to accept the congratula
tions of his friends. He has escaped
being nominated by any party.
Times must be getting hard in Col
orado. The Cripple Creek stage was
held up yesterday. There were thir
teen men in the coach. What luck!
The Populist platform is full of "We
denounce the Democratic and Repub
lican policies." It would seem that
this ought to make Mr. Bryan wince.
Tom Watson, of Georgia, has the
Populist nomination for vice president,
and yet he has no better prospect for
election than Dink Botts, of the same
Mark Hanna is threatening to aend
an army of orators into KansflgSL'sCgr" .
though Kansas hadn't already "more
troubles than any other state ifi'the
A man down at Woonsocket, R. 1.,
has written a song entitled "Give Us
Silver, Jolly Silver." As this ls his
first offense he probably should not be
The meanest man in Montana is run
ning the fair at Butte. He admits
women in dresses to the grounds free,
and charges those In bloomers full
rates because they wear men's clothes.
The political compass is in a whirl
these days. At a Denver Bryan and
Sewall Democratic ratification meeting
addresses were made by Senators Tel
ler, Dubois and Mantle and Congress
A correspondent sends In a piece
of doggerel, in which he makes Denser
rhyme with "men, sir." It has been re
ferred to the poet laureate of England
and will be printed in the event of a
The ladies, heaven bless thsm, foiled
to get their suffrage plank into the Pop
ulist platform. But this only adds one
more disappointment to the long list
they have bad the past dozen years
or so at the hands of political conven
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
Wim OF GEOKGIfI
KiTO BY THE POPS
PEOPLE'S PARTY DELEGATES
WENT SOUTH FOR VICE PRES
MR. SEWALL TURNED DOWN.
FORMER SILVER MEN DECLINED
TO ACCEPT THE BATH MIL
ISITUATION MUCH MIXED.
BRYAN NOT LIKELY NOW TO AC
CEPT A POPULIST NOMI
THE BALLOT AVAS NOT COMPLETED
Wataon'R Nomination Made Unani
mous While the Delegates Were
In in bl Ing to Get in Line.
ST. LOUIS, July 25.— Thomas F. Wat
son, of Georgia, who was a member of
the Fifty-first congress, and who, in
the Fifty-second and Fifty-third con
gresses, unsuccessfully contested Col.
Black's seat, was nominated for vice
president by the Populist convention
on the first ballot shortly after mid
night. There were five othor candi
dates — Sewall, of Maine; Page, of Vir
ginia; A. L. Mimms, of Tennessee;
Congressman Skinner, of North Caro
lina, and Col. Burkitt, of Mississippi.
The nomination was made unanimous
before the result of the roll call was
announced. Mr. Bryan sent word to
his supporters that he would not ac
cept a nomination at the hands nf the
convention under these circumstances.
He will stand loyally by his ;-un_ii.\g
Thomas E. Watson, of Thompson,
Ga., was born in Columbia county,
Georgia, Sept. 5, 1856. He received a
common school education and was then
sent to Mercer university at Macon,
Georgia. At the end of the sophomore
year he left college for lack of funds
antl taught school two years. He read
law for a few weeks under Judge W.
R. McLaws, of Augusta, Georgia, and
was admitted to the bar, commencing
the practice of the profession at
Thompson, Georgia, his old home No
He was a member of the Georgia
legislature in 1882— '83, was Democratic
elector for the state at large in 18S8 and
besides the practice of law has been,
and still is, largely interested in farm
ing. He was elected to the 52nd con
gress as a Democrat, receiving 5,456
votes against 597 votes for Anthoney
E. Williams, Republican.
Mr. Watson served but one term in
congress, being succeded in the 53d. by
James C. Black, who was elected as a
Democrat, receiving 17,772 against 12,
--333 votes received by Mr. Watson who
ran as candidate of the People's party.
Mr. Watson also ran as a Populist can
didate for the 54th congress from the
same district, but was again defeated
by Mr. Black. .
Watson's unique personality made
him a conspicuous figure in the house
of representatives. He was a fiery de
bater and took part in numerous hot
parliamentary fights. In personal ap
pearance, Watson is thin and angular,
with a clean shaven face of intellectual
caste and a thick head of auburn hair.
PITCHED BATTLE ON.
Question ot a Vice Presidential Can
didate Taken Up.
When Alabama was called. Col. P. G.
Bowman mounted the platform. Be
fore he entered upon his speech, how
ever, the convention decided to take a
rtcess of an hour and a half, until 6
At 6:32 o'clock the convention reas
sembled and Chairman Allen intro
duced Judge Jefferson Pollard, of Mis
souri, who read the platform of the
silver convention and a message about
the nomination of Bryan and Sewall by
it. The action of the silver convention
in nominating Bryan and Sewall was
jeered at by the middle-of-the-road con
tingent, and, on motion of a Texas del
egate, the proceedings of the silver con
vention were referred to the committee
Nominations were then called for, and
Col. Bowman again took the
stage and placed in nomination
Congressman Harry Skinner, of
North Carolina. Skinner's name was
not very enthusiastically received.
Congressman Howard, of Alabama,
placed Hon. Thomas E. Watson in
nomination in a speech in which he
paid a high tribute to Mr. Watson's
character, as a man, a Journalist and a
statesman. Mr. Watson's name was j
ieceived with loud applause. Mr. How
ard was followed by J. R. Sovereign, of !
Arkansas, seconding the nomination of j
Mr. Watson, whom he designated as a |
victim, of the ballot box stuffers. J. !
Ashbury Johnson, of California, spoke j
for that state, also seconding Watson's !
nomination. Colorado yielded to New j
York, and the Hon. Lafe Pence ascend
ed the platform. He lost no time in j
coming to the point. Immediately he |
mentioned Mr. Sewall's name. It was
greeted with loud applause, mingled i
with a liberal supply of hisses. "The j
vice presidency," he said, "does not j
amount to much unless the president is \
a consumptive, and Billy Bryan ls not
a consumptive." As Mr. Pence pro
ceeded, the convention quieted down
and Mr. Pence, after the first burst of
disapproval, was interrupted only by
Asman Murphy, ascended the plat
form amid a storm of hand-claps to
second Watson's nomination, which he
did in a vigorous address. At the close
of Mr. Murphy's speech. Harry Tracy, I
of Texas, arose and asked whether, If i
Watson should be nominated, he would j
remain on the ticket until the election. |
"Yes, Sir," came the response quick '
and sharp, "Yes, Sir; until hell freezes j
over." This was plain speech and it '
brought the convention to its feet in a !
burst of applause.
L. A. Stockwell, of Indiana, also !
seconded Mr. Watson's nomination. The I
name of Frank Burkitt. of Mississippi,
was suggested by L. Weiler, known in j
his state of lowa, as "Calamity" Weil
er. Col. Harris, of Kansas, one of the
few speakers with a voice capable of
filling the hall, seconded Sewall's nom
ination. Judge Doster seconded Wat
son's nomination. Capt. Burnham, of
Tennessee, nominated Hon. A. L.
Mimms. G. M. Miller, of Illinois,
seconded the nomination and Judge A.
A. Gunby spoke for Mr. Watson. "It," '
SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 25, 1896.
said Mr. Gunby, ln conclusion, "the
Democratic party swallows Tom Wat
son, they will have more brains in their
stomach than they have ln their
Prof. Ti. C. Bateman, of Maine, nom
inated Marlon Page, of Virginia. R. B.
Taylor, of Michigan, seconded Watson's
nomination and Frank A. Fogg, of the
same state, spoke for Sewall. Ignatius
Donnelly, of Minnesota, seconded
Watson's nomination in behalf of his
state. The whole movement, he said,
was caused by an insurrection against
the money lenders, and it would be
folly to nominate a man worth $6,000,000
and Interested in half of the railroads
of New England. The Populists of the
country, he declared, rather than vote
for such a man, would see him five hun
dred milea below the lowest pit of hell.
He expressed the hope that Watson's
nomination would be made unanimous.
They were "willing to swallow Demo
cracy gilded with the genius of a
Bryan," but they "could not stomach
plutocracy in the body of Sewall."
Speeches were also made by the gov
ernors of Georgia, seconding the nomi
nation of Burkitt; Donovan, of Mon
tana, seconding Sewall; Abbott, of Ne
braska, seconding Watson; and Henry
of North Carolina, spoke against Sew
all. The convention by this time was
tired of oratory. Crandall, of New Jer
sey, tried to speak, but was cried down.
Mr. Crandall began by trying to laugh
it all down, but he grew flushed and
angry and gesticulated with his oane
after he descended to his seat. The
crowd, however, pelted him so lustily
with paper wads and other missiles
that he at last desisted and sat back
quietly to listen to the music with
which the band came to the rescue.
All the evening the Bryan managers
had been conferring earnestly over the
situation. They had counselled with
Chairman Jones, who was in direct tel
egraphic communication with Candi
date Bryan. Rumors flew about among
the knowing ones, but the convention
was in profound ignorance of what was
going on. The delegates were listening
to the nominating speeches on the
theory that they were nominating a
running mate for Mr. Bryan. When
New York was reached Mr. Pence, on
behalf of that state, yielded his time
to Colorado. As Tom Patterson, who
has been one of the most earnest and
active of Bryan's managers arose on
his chair, the convention held its
breath. A sensation of some sort was
anticipated, but it did not occur. The
action of the delegates made it unwise
to spring the sensational fact that Bry
an would not accept the nomination on
the terms the convention proposed.
Mr. Patterson, on behalf of Colorado,
simply contended for the nomination of
Sewall. The convention hissed this
statement. Mr. Patterson then yielded
the balance of his five minutes to Sen
ator Stewart, of Nevada. The middle
of-the-road men were in an ugly mood,
and they hissed the suggestion. Then
the venerable patriarchal senator came
forward to the front of the platform and
in pathetic tones made his appeal for
the cause of silver in which the best
years of his life had been enlisted.
When the middle-of-the-roaders saw
the drift of his remarks they began to
shout "Time." Even an appeal to the
"chivalry of the South" failed to quiet
them and the venerable senator retired
to the rear of the platform. Chairman
Allen expressed his regret that a hear
ing could not be accorded to this dis
When the state of North Carolina
was reached, Senator Marion Butler
deprecated the action of the convention
in refusing to hear Senator Stewart.
Rev. Alexander Kent, of the District
of Columbia, made a vigorous speech
for the indorsement of Mr. Sewall. It
was five minutes of 12 when the chair
stated that there would be no more
nominating speeches. He announced
that the roll of states would be called
for a ballot.
Delegate Wood, of Texas, who, in the
middle-of-the-road caucus last night
offered a resolution to bolt the conven
tion and denounced the platform, made
a brief .speech seconding Mr. Burkitt's
nomination. He was followed by Gen.
Field, of Virginia, who four years ago,
was the Populist candidate for vice
president. Gen. Field was recived as
a Nestor of the party. He urged the
nomination of Mr. Page.
At exactly 12 o'clock, midnight, just
as the roll call was about to begin, Gen.
Weaver, of lowa, appeared at the front
of the platform. He called attention
to the lateness of the hour and ad
vised a night's meditation. He pro
posed that the convention take one bal
lot and then adjourn. The middle-of
the-road men howled him down. Chair
man Allen severely rebuked the con
vention. He severely reprimanded the
delegates, who, he said, had howled
down some of the most distinguished
men in the party and ordered the roll
call to proceed.
Named for Vice President on the
Arkansas started off with twenty-flve
votes for Watson. Tom Patterson, of
Colorado, cast the forty-five votes of
his state for Sewall amid a round of ap
plause from the Bryan men. Some one
jumped up and challenged the vote,
claiming that he wanted his vote
recorded for Watson.
Mr. Patterson denounced him as an
interloper and he proved to be, on in
vestigation, a member of the contested
delegation that had been excluded.
Indiana gave her thirty votes to Wat
son. Kansas gave Sewall 82 of her 95
votes. Louisiana gave the bulk of her
vote to Watson. Maryland divided her
vote between Sewall and Watson. It
looked as if Watson might be nomin- j
ated on the flrst ballot until North
Carolina cast her votes for Skinner
Tennessee for Mimms and Texas for
Burkitt. This split up the large dele
gations. Later, before the roll call was
completed, however, Texas changed
her vote to Watson and there were
other changes in favor of the Georgian
Col. Burkitt, of Mississippi, went to the I
stand and withdrew his name. Then
the lights went out. Pandemonium
reigned. Men shouted out of the inky
blackness, others sang and a few
cursed. The band struck up a lively
air. A few candles were brought into
the press tables and the delegates
crowded about them, pushing and
swaying in the flickering light. Several
suggested that it was an ill-omen, but
a chorus of voices shouted that It was
a put up Job.
Then Mimms withdrew in Watson's
favor. The Georgian already had votes
enough to nominate but the vote of
Tennessee was finally transferred to
his column. Some one made a motion
to make the nomination unanimous
and lt was carried with a whoop. Im
mediately the middle of the road men
grasped their banners and started a
demonstration, but suddenly, without
warning, the lights went out and the
convention was left in tgtal darkness
Howard, of Alabama^-aSpved an ad
journment until 9 o'SSBk tomorrow
morning and the motlo<p»as carried.
STANDS M SEWALL
BRYAN WILL NOT NOW ACCEPT
A NOMINATION MROM THE
POSITION CLEARLY STATED.
WIRED JONES TO WITHDRAW HIS
NAME IF SEWALL AVAS
DELEGATES ARE NOW ALL AT SEA.
Mlddle-of-the-Road Crowd Jnbllant,
Bnt Qnite Unc?rtain Jnst What
to Do Next.
ST! LOUIS, July 24.— At the evening
session the sensation of the convention
was sprung. Th£ Democratic man
agers had consulted after it became
evident that Sewall could not be nom
inated, and Mr. Bryan had been >> m
municated with by telegraph. They de
cided that Mr. Bryan could not be in
duced to desert his running mate, and
word was sent to the leading Bryan
managers ln the convention -_hat the
Silver Knight of the West vvould not
accept a nomination unless Sewall was
nominated. The convention for* five
hours tonight listened to nominating
speeches, ln profound Ignorance cf
this fact. Senator Stewart, of Nevada,
was selected to make the announce
ment. But the anti-Sewall crowd was
in the saddle. They howled down ibe
venerable senator, and after a Irurried
consultation, the leaders decided not
to permit the announcement to be
made at that time.
It was stated by a number of dele
gates who had seen the telegrams from
Jones to Bryan and the replies that
Bryan would not be nominated. The
course to be pursued was not known,
but the impression- was that as soon as
Bryan's name was presented, the tele
grams would be read and Bryan would
not be nominated and that some other
candidate would be selected for presi
dent who, no one could tell. The sub
stance of the telegram from Senator
Jones to Mr. Bryan stated that the
convention had determined to name the
vice president flrst, and asking what
he would do in case Sewall was not
named. The reply stated that under no
circumstances could he accept a nomi
nation if Sewall was not also named.
It is understood since the adjourn
ment that an effort was made to se
cure Bryan's consent to accept the
nomination. The middle-of-the-road
men say that with Bryan out of the
way the fight will narrow down to
Norton, of Illinois, and Debs, of In
The reports current at the convention
hall tonight that Mr. Bryan had an
nounced his determination not to ac
cept the Populist nomination for pres
ident in case of the rejection of Sewall
was based upon the following tele
grams exchanged between Mr. Bryan
and Senator J. X.. Jones, chairman of
the Democratic national committee:
St, Louis — The Populists will nominate vice
president first. If nol Sewall what shall we
do? I favor your declination in that case.
— James K. Jones,
Chairman National Democratic Committee.
Lincoln, Neb.— l entirely agree with you.
Withdraw my name if Sewall is not nomi
nated. — Wm. J. Bryan.
Senator Jones de«llned, when seen, to
express any opinion beyond that ex
pressed in his telegram, He said that
| he had placed Mr. Bryan's dispatch in
the hands of friends at the convention
but that he had done nothing more to
wards withdrawing Mr. Bryan's name.
He also said that he had learned of the
adoption of the minority report of the
committee on rules and order of busi
ness reversing the usual routine and
placing the nomination of the vice
president ahead of that of the president
| within a few minutes after the report
was adopted. He immediately sent the
telegram to Mr. Bryan and within an
| hour an answer from the Democratic
I candidate for president came back. It
left no doubt as to: the attitude of Mr.
Bryan in the event of the failure of the
convention to nominate Mr. Sewall as
well as himself.
Soon after be received the message
Senator Jones had a copy of it made
and dispatched the original to Hon. T.
M. Patterson, of Colorado, who was
then at the auditorium, by A. N.
Smith, of the Little Rock Gazette. An
effort was made to confine the informa
tion to a few of the leaders in the con
vention hall, but within half an hour
. it had spread through the press gallery
and began to be whispered among the
delegates on the floor.
Another copy was sent to Chairman
Charles W. Lane, of" the national com
mittee of the silver party. The com
mittee was in session in room 484 at
the Southern hotel with a full member
When told that the Populists were
accusing the Democrats of being instru
mental in having the lights turned out
at convention hall, the senator replied
J that he was sorry the lights were ex
tinguished, thus preventing the Popu
lists from completing their work. He
declined to say whether he thought Mr.
Bryan might change his mind or to
discuss the possibilities of the situation
from any standpoint.
Announced by the Nevr Grand Ex
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24— Mead D.
Dowieller, of this city. Grand Exalted Ruler
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks, today officially announced these appoint
ments: Grand esquire, Lew A. Clarke, St.
Louis; grand inner guard, George Meyers, Jr.,
Pittsburg; grand chaplain. Rev. I. D. Timber
lake, New Albany, Ind. Laws and appeals:
Thomas F. Turner, Canton, O, ; James A.
McHenry, Cumberland Md."; Willard S. Van
derpool, Boston. Comalttee on grievences:
W. C. Murdaugh, Portsmouth, Va. ; W. F.
Lansing, Little Falls, N. V. ; George E. De
| Golia, Oakland, Cal. gommittee on returns
and credentials: Charles M. Bedell, Syracuse,
N. V.; Harvey Meyars, Covington, Ky. ; Wm.
H. McDermott, Columbns, O. Committee on
charters: Robert W. Mitchell, Portlend, Ore.;
Wm. Cairns, Sunbury, Pa.; J. K. Carmick.
Atlantic City. N. J. Committee on work and
ritual: W. E. Mehaffay, Lima, O. ; F. D.
Weed, Helena, Mont. ; Wm. H. Friday, Brook
lyn, N. Y.
Place for Str Donald.
MONTREAL, July 2i— It is stated upon
reliable authority that Sir Donald Smith, ex
president of the Canadian Pacific railway,
and lately high comn&ssioner for the Do
minion in Great Brltaijl, will enter the new
Laurier cabinet as miaister of the interior.
The place has been fiept open for a long
time, and it is stated tSis was done so as to
give Sir Donald a chance td come home.
Special to the Globe.
SUPERIOR, Wis., July 24.— A nine-year-old
girl named Amy Budge was drowned in the
St. Louis river tonight. She was one of a
party of young gtfls returning in a sailboat
from a berry picking expedition, when, for
some unexplained ca«se", the boat capsized.
The four other occupants saved themselves
by clinging to th* beat. The body was not
|Ef TIGKET PMfIS.
SOUND MONEY DEMOCRATS WILL
MEET IN CONVENTION BY SEP
NEW NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
IT WILL MEET IN INDIANAPOLIS
THE SECOND WEEK IN
FINAL CALL TO BE ISSI XI) THERE.
Details ot the Real Democratic Con
vention Will be Decided When
the Committee Meets.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, July 24.— At the sound
money Democratic conference brief ad
dresses were made by Lawler and
Cuteheon, of Minnesota. Partridge, of
Minneapolis, extended an invitation for
the convention in Minneapolis, Grand
Army week. Cuteheon was appointed
a member of the provisional national
committee. Comptroller Eckels ex
pects to be in St. Paul within two
weeks, and will then open the sound
money campaign with a public address.
CHICAGO, 111., July , 24.— The gold
standard Democrats will hold a na
tional convention not later than Sept.
2. Where this convention will be held,
and how the delegates will be selected
remains to be decided. The natioftal
committee, In whose hands will be left
the selection of the place of holding
the convention, will meet in Indianap
olis Aug. 7. The question of the repre
sentation of states will be decided by
an executive committee of five, which
will be selected from the national com
mittee which settled on those matters
today, and the states represented were:
Indiana, John R. Wilson; lowa, Henry
Vollmer; Ohio, S. H. Holding; Michi
gan, W. R. Shelby; Kentucky, D. M.
Davies; Missouri, L. C. Krauthoff; Wis
consin, W. F. Vilas and E. S. Bragg;
Illinois, Henry S. Robbins; Nebraska,
Fred W. Vaughan.
The hour set for the meeting of the
committee was 10 o'clock, but all the
members were present an hour earlier,
and it was decided to proceed at once
with the business in hand. Gen. Bragg
was elected chairman, and the com
mittee locked the doors against the
press and public, and discussed the sit
uation for three hours.
That a radical difference of opinion
exists as to the methods to be adopted
in the furtherance of the common in
terest was shoWn by the fact that ma
jority and minority reports were
evolved from the deliberations. The
majority report, which was adopted by
the larger conference at its adjourned
session, provides for the holding of a
national convention of sound money
Democrats not later than Sept. 2, and
reads in full as follows:
Resolved— First— That it. is the sense of
I this conference, composed of Democrats from
the state of Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wiscon
sin, Kentucky, Missouri. Michigan, Texas,
I lowa, Minnesota and Nebraska that a thor
! oughly sound ahd patriotic declaration of
Democratic principles be enunciated and that
candidates for president and vice president
in accord therewith be nominated.
Second— That the Democrats in the several
states who are in sympathy with this rec
ommendation and unalterably opposed to
the declarations and independencies of the
platform be requested to arrange a meeting
of a national Democratic committee.
Third— That the national committee thus se
lected meet at the city of Indianapolis on Fri
day, the 7th day of August, at 2 o'clock p. m.,
1896, for the purpose of issuing a formal call
for a Democratic convention to he held not
later than the 2d day of September, 1896, at
such place and to be constituted and con
vened in such manner as should be deter
Fourth— That an executive committee of
five be appointed by the chairman of this
j conference, of which he will be one, with
authority and directions to name a suitable
person in each state where necessary, to take
appropriate steps to cause state meetings to
be held with all convenient speed for the
purpose of selecting members of such com
; mittee, or lf no committeemen be selected
in any state in time for said committee meet
ing to designate a member to represent such
There is a vigorous rivalry between
cities, no less than four being con
testants for the honor of entertaining
the gold standard Democrats. Indian-
I apolis telegraphed an offer to provide
all necessary funds. The friends of
Don M. Dickinson are working for De
troit; Minneapolis has asked for it, and
the claims of the Northern city are
SECONDED BT ST. PAUL.
And Chicago is a claimant.
Eleven states were represented in the
Auditorium meeting today. Texas was
the last to appear and the representa
tive of the Lone Star state was heart
ily cheered when he took his place.
While the states represented at today's
meeting and last night's conference
were almost without exception middle
! Western states, the news received to
j day, indicates, those in charge of the
work declare, that they will have good
support in all parts of the country.
The arrival of Comptroller Eckles,
fresh from Washington, has done con
siderable to strengthen gold standard
local men. The Whitney interview
from New York, acted as a dampener to
some extent, but Eckles soon dried it
out to some extent, as the meeting be
lieved that he was close to the feeling
of the administration, despite his dec
laration that politics had nothing to do
with his present trip West.
"I am just on my way to Ottawa,"
said the comptroller of the currency.
"There is no politics in my visit at all.
No, I am not the bearer of a message
from President Cleveland. So far as a
choice for presidential and vice presi
dential candidates goes, I don't think
he has made any expression. I know
of no one who is likely to be made the
repository of such a confidence.
"For myßelf, any sound Democrat is
acceptable. It is an odd thing, how
ever, that ln all the tickets which spec
ulation offers us, one name is almost
invariably used. It is always Palmer
and somebody. Palmer's name, by an
almost universal choice, seems to be
made a part of every suggested ticket.
Some times it is Palmer and Gordon,
sometimes it is Palmer and Hill, but it
is always Palmer."
Mr. Eckles did not remain in the city
until the conference had completed its
work, but took an early train for his
home at Ottawa.
Later ln the day Chairman Bragg an
nounced the names of the committee of
five, provided for in the report: Gen.
Edward S. Bragg, Wisconsin; W. D.
Bynum, Indiana; H. S. Robbins, Illi
nois; James O. Broadhead, Missouri;
W. B. Haldeman, Kentucky.
Six of the eleven states represented
at the conference named their mem
bers of the provisional national com
mittee as follows: Illinois, John M.
Palmer; Indiana, J. R. Wilson; Wiscon
sin, E. BjjgS»her ; Missouri, L. S.
KrauthoffSpnnesota, F. W. M. Cuteh
eon; Nebraska, Euclid Martin. The
PRICE TWO CENTS—] F^2££4™
other states deferred the appointment
of their committeemen.
BELMONT FOR IT.
He Is ln Favor of a Real Democratic
NEW YORK, July 24.— Perry Belmont is
ued a formal report today to his constituents,
explaining his action at Chicago in resisting
the adoption of the free coinage plank ln the
Democratic platform. He says: The pro
claimed policy and purpose of the majority
were believed by him to be "in disregard of
the traditions of the national Democracy, as
well as of the frequently expressed and well
known ideas of our own New York Democ
"I shall not presume to suggest to any
one how he should exercise his privilege of
voting," says Mr. Belmont. "My own con
clusion is definite and fixed. It is to vote the
electoral ticket, which I hope will be in the
fleld, standing for a Democratic candidate for
president in whose unflinching courage and
loyalty to the gold unit of value as pre
scribed by the law of 1873, and to Demo
cratic principles I can have the most im
He points out that the next legislature in
this state will elect a senator, and suggests
that the same conditions apply to the elec
tion of members of the legislature as con
gressmen and president.
BRYAN STANDS PAT.
He Will Not Accept Without Mr.
ST. LOUIS, July 24.— The Bryan leaders of
the convention consulted all the evening con
cerning the telegrams which have passed be
tween Candidate Bryan and Chairman Jones, of
-the Democratic national committee, and which
are in the possession of Tom Patterson and
are to be used when the Bryan* leaders deem
best. Many Bryan men have been informed
of the substance of the dispatches and have
been much disturbed about them, as they fear
that Bryan's determination not to accept the
nomination unless Sewall is also nominated I
will not be reconsidered. The reason given by
those who urged that the telegrams be not '
read tonight was that the temper of the dele- I
gates was such that an announcement of that !
kind might result in splitting the convention i
before anything could be done to stay the '
storm which would surely follow. It was said
by one of the silver leaders that the telegrams
would be made public some time, but it was
considered the wiser policy not to give them i
out previous to the selection of a candidate for i
vice president, as it would have the appear- I
ance of attempting to force upon the conven- '
tion a candidate for vice president to whom !
the majority were evidently very' much op- I
PALMER AND WILSON.
It Is tlie Ticket That West Virginia
W T ould Approve.
CHARLESTOWN, W. Va., July 24.-^Gold
standard Democrats here, who were not repre
sented at Chicago, today, were communicated
with and pledged a delegation to the national
Democratic convention in September. Com
munications were sent out over the state to
gold standard Democrats and the concensus of
opinion was in favor of putting Postmaster
General Wilson at the head of the gold move
ment in this state. Some want him for vice
president on the ticket with Palmer. It is an
nounced that there will, however, be only one
Democratic state ticket, and there will be no
division on local candidates.
Another Oriental Conipany After
SEATTLE, Wash., July 24.—Follow
ing close in the wake of the Nippon
Yusen Kaisha which announced Seat
tle as its American terminus only a
few days ago, comes the accredited re
port to this city of another Oriental
steamship line, the Toyo Kabushik
Kaisha, which is also seeking Ameri
can connections. The party consists
of Socy Asino, president of the
company, Hokawa, director in the
Oji paper company, near Tokio; Aun- j
giro Tomika, captain in the service of I
the steamship company, and Hiroyuki j
Kobayashi, interpreter for Mr. Asino. '■
The visitors, who represent great '■
wealth, came to the city quitely, spent
the day in making an investigation I
and left for Tacoma. Thence they go j
to Portland for a day, thence to San !
Francisco. From the latter point Asino i
will proceed to London and place con- j
tracts for the construction of twelve !
5.000-ton vessels, to be used on the I
line which will run from the American I
terminus to Tokio and Hong Kong.
The result of the day's investigations,
while nothing definite has been an
nounced, led to a belief that the ter- I
minus will be either • Seattle or Port- I
land. It is though Asino had negotiated |
both with the Dodwell people, operating j
the Northern Pacific steamers out of
Tacoma, and also with the Samuels j
people, who run the Portland-Oriental
line. It was very clear today that if '
Asino could secure control of the North- J
crn Paclflc Steamship company, on his
visit to London, and thereby get rates
as favorably as those granted to the I
Nippon Yusen Kaisha by the Great ]
Northern, he would choose Seattle for j
the terminus. His examination of the I
harbor, location of the city and natnral j
advantages of this place was
satisfactory, if the Portland peo
ple can make a better showing the
prize will undoubtedly fall to them.
Mr. Asino was shown about Seattle by
E. H. Ammidown, president of the
Seattle Power company. His present j
visit is only a preliminary, and an agent ;
of the new steamship company will ;
be sent here a few months hence to !
perfect the arrangements now begun.
TRADE XO BETTER.
Conditions Abont as Bad as Former
ly, Says Bradstreet's.
NEW YORK, July 24.— Bradstreet's tomor
row will say: Telegraphic and mail advices
from commercial and industrial centers Indi
cate a more unsatisfactory state of trade.
Jobbers and retail houses show still further
caution ln the matter of securing supplies,
buying for actual needs to a degree not here
tofore reported. There is no outlook favoring
an early revival of trade, while the volume of
sales continues light and prices low, with a
further restriction of credits. The indus
trial situation is somewhat more depressed,
particularly in iron and steel, prices for most
varieties of which, notably Southern pig ]
iron, are shaded. The encouraging feature
in iron and steel ls the extent to which stacks
have been blown out. Production is ma
terially curtailed among manufacturers of
woolens and cottons as heretofore, and in
locomotive, hardware, silver, jewelry and
Exports of wheat (flour Included) from both
coasts of the United States and from Mon
treal amount to 3,078,000 bushels this week,
as compared with 2,963,000 bushele in the
corresponding week in 1895, 3,388,000 bushels
in the like week in 1894, and with 4,363,000
bushels in the corresponding week of 1893.
Business failures for the week number 280
throughout the United States, against 255
last week, 239 in the week a year ago and
237 ln the week two years ago. There are
31 business failures reported throughout the
Dominion of Canada this week against 33
last week, 25 In the week a year ago and 32
in the week two years ago.
Bradstreet's review of the New York stocks
tomorrow will say: The action of the New
York banks in agreeing to replenish the di
minishing treasury reserve checked the
growth of a panicky feeling in the secur
ities market. Equal importance was the step
taken to secure concerted action by foreign
exchange houses for the restriction of gold
exports. This development came at an oppor
tune moment, with quotations still crumbling
and liquidation and bear selling in full prog
ress. The bond market has suffered in sym
pathy with the stock list, and dealers report
that municipal bonds are virtually unsalable,
corporations and individual capitalists being
unwilling to make purchases.
Milwaukee Man Mpped.
NEW YORK, July 24.--Oustoms inspectors
today seized alleged coniAband goods worth
14,000 belonging to Jacob Pelvlgcr, of Mil
waukee, who, with his wife ar.d two daugh
ters, had just returned on the steamer Spree
from Bremen. It is aliotred that Pelviger
was detected offering a brib.< to an inspector
and an investigation followed.
Satolii Will Star.
NEW YORK, July 24.-The Freeman's
Journal haa information from a trustworthy
source that the pope bas given Cp.rdinal Sa
tolii his choice of returning to Rome or re
maining ln America, and that the ajxKtolr
delegate bas selected to remain.
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TWENTY LIVES LOST
BY A CLOUDBURST WHICH FLOOD
ED BEAR CREEK CANYON,
THREE DEAD AT GOLDEN,
CARRIED AWAY TO DEATH BY
A TORRENT OF RLSHI.YG
GREAT DAMAGE IN OHIO VALLEY,
Towns of Ohio. West Virginia antf
Kentucky Flooded by Rapid
Rise of Water..
LEADVILLE, Col., July 24.— A spe
cial to the Herald-Democrat from
Morrison, Col., says: A cloudburst in
Bear Creek canyon, just above here,
at 8 o'clock tonight brought down a
solid wall of water, ten feet high, which
not only did great damage to property,
but caused the loss of fifteen to twen
ty lives. The known dead are:
Mrs. MILLER and three children.
A party of campers, fifteen or eighteen in
number, who were living in a small house
just below town.
Viola Foster, a little Denver girl who
was with this party, was saved by
people who heard her cries. This much
has been learned on this side of tha
creek, but as all bridges are gory* and
the water is stil high and swift, noth
ing can be learned from the other s'de.
Searching parties are out on both nicies
of the stream, looking for bodies cf
dead and injured. It is feared there
has been more loss of life, as .here
were scores of people camping al< ng
both sides of the creek, both above
and below town. Wires are down in
Loss of Life Reported From Golden,
GOLDEN, Col., July 24.— The worst
storm in its history broke upon this
city at 7 o'clock. Three lives are
known to be lost and thousands of dol
lars worth of property Is destroyed.
The dead are:
A. A. JOHNSON and wife.
MRS. J. F. EDWARDS.
The Johnsons were carried down with
their home. Mrs. Edwards was milk
ing: in the barn when the building was
swept away. James Bishop, eighty
years old, was carried half a mile down
stream and finally caught a tree, from
which he was rescued some hours later.
THREE STATES DAMP.
Great Damage Done hy Floods in
CINCINNATI, 0., July 24.— The Commer
cial-Tribune special from Wheeling, \V. Va.,
states that the damages from fload and -wash
outs duri::g the past twenty-four hours In
Western Virginia and Southeastern Ohio is al
most beyond estimation. There was not only an
unusual rainfall, but cloud-bursts at different
points, causing small streams to do much
more damage than during any of the highest
floods ever known in those localities. In addi
tion to several washouts the Ohio River rail
road is blockaded by long landslides near
Bairsviile. There are four landslides on this
road between Sistersville and Cochiansvil'.e,
and four trains are tied up by them. The
Fairmont, Morganstown & Pittsburg railway,
the West Virginia Central, the Cumberland £
Baltimore, the Roaring Creek & Charleston,
the Dryfork, Crafton & Rollington. the West
Virginia & Pittsburg and the Monongahela
railways are also badly washed.
Advices from Clarksburg and Grafton re
port cloudbursts at those places tonight. A
dispatch from Caldwell, 0., states that the
towns of Avla, Belle Valley, Dudley. South
Olive, East Union, Harrietsvllle, Carlisle and
other towns along the Muskingum river, are
A dispatch from Shawnee, 0., states that
the branches of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad
and Ohio Central, Columbus, Sandusky and
Hocking, that enter the coal region, are
washed out so that traffic is suspended, all
coal mines closed and thousands of men are
thrown out of work. Some of the washouts on
these railways are over a mile long. Xone of
the towns in the mining regions haye had any
A dispatch from Sistersville, W. Va.. stales)
that the damages in the oil fields will amount
to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The
riggings have b?en washed away, the tanks
and docks overturned.
All the roads running into Marietta are
disabled. The Cleveland & Marietta can run
no through trains, and the Zanesville ft Ohio
and Toledo & Ohio Central are having to
transfer in different places. At Belle Valley,
on the Cleveland & Marietta railway, the
track has been swept away.
Word has been received from Oransvllle
that the Kanawha river is again rising at an
alarming rate and would reach a higher
stage than at any previous time. All the
small creeks at the extreme headwaters are
again on a tear. Timber which has been
lying along the creeks for yeara is coming
down, and the lumberrrien who own it are
suffering great losses. The greatest losses
have been along west fork of the Reedy. This
creek is one of the main tributaries of the
Kanawha. Some of the farmers along it are
almost ruined. Many houses have been
Great Damage Done by the Phenom
CINCINNATI, 0., July 24.— Enquirer spe
cials from the storm-swept country in Ohio
report as follows:
PORTSMOUTH-Over four inches of water
has fallen in this part of the Scioto valley in
the last three days and similar rains are re
ported from the Upper Scioto. The Ohio
river here is 27 feet, and the water from the
Ohio, together with floods from above in
the Scioto will ruin most of fhe corn in
this great corn-growing valley.
FlNDLAY— Continuous heavy rains hay*
t\aatroyed the greater part of the crops in
Northwestern Ohio. Wheat in the shock is
Jfefcrly ruined by sprouting. One-half the
|j*jr. is uncut. Oat fields are so wet the
cannot work in them.
This city was storm-deluged
|oj|ay. The south fork of the Licing went
oat of banks and deluged gardens. All trains
on the Central Ohio division of the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad are detoured over the Perm- -
sylvania & Cincinnati and Muskingum roads
on account of washouts. There are several
big washouts on the Str^itsville division, and
all trains on that divis!6% are abandoned.
SOMERSET— Six inches of rain fell here
last night. Floods carried away the Baltimore
& Ohio bridges between here and Thornport
and Junction City. Wheat in the shock
floated from many fields. Great quantities of
hay have been ruined. All mail communica
tion is cut off from here.
Many Towns Flooded.
CINCINNATI, 0., July 24.— Specials to th-i
Commercial-Tribune s»how damage all over
West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and South
ern Ohio from floods. At Parkersburg, W.
Va., where the Little Kanawha empties into
the Ohio, the lumbermen today suffered great
damage. Railways, telegraph and telephone
lines are also damaged. The Ohio River road
is washed out between Waverly and Mounds
vllle, also near Sisteraville and Woodland.
The loss in Tygart's valley alone is |50,000.
At Marietta, 0., where the Muskingum J
empties into the Ohio, the merchants are
moving from Front street. All the railroads
entering the city are washed out, none able
to get train* into the city.
At Ashland, Ky.. the flood did much dam
age to bridges and property.
Roiul* Tied Up.
CINCINNATI, 0.,-iJuly 24.— A social to the
Commercial-Tribune from Athena, 0., says:
All trains on the Hockiug Valley & Ohio Cen
tral railroad are from three to four houra
late on account of high water. Sunday creek
and Hocking river are rising rapidly, caus
ing muoh damage. Bridge* on the Ohio Cen
tral have been washed away near Corning.