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VOL. XIX.— NO. 210.
THrE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
TUESDAY, JULY 98, IS9C.
A'entlirr for Today— Fair, Warmer.
ftfyan May Refuse Pop Nomination.
Work for Senator Butler.
Hail Ruins Clay Connty Crops.
The Gray-Western Sensation.
Battle of the Winils.
Eimtern Rivers Very High.
Dornn Ousts Board of Public Works.
Illinois G. A. R. Will Bring a Hand.
Tennis Tourney at Mlnnetonko.
Great Cry for Lower Taxes.
Minneapolis Democrats for Silver.
Critical Situation in Matabeleland.
Review of St. Louis Convention.
Columbus Makes It Three Straight.
Minneapolis Defeated by Detroit.
Wheat and Corn Rates Down.
Bur Silver 68 B 8c
Cash Wheat in Chicago 58 5-80.
Stocks Close Heavy.
JMiuioK,-rai>hiiiK a Human Soul.
Wants of the People.
Tapper for Insurance Commissioner.
Unlawful Killing of Chickens.
Central Fire Hall— Fire Board 4.
Ramaley's — Cycle Club Hop 8.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK. July 27.— Arrived: Amster
dam, Rotterdam; Tauric, Liverpool, Fries
land, Antwerp; Mohawk, London; Georgia,
HAMBURG— Arrived: Bolivia, Norfolk.
ANTWERP — Arrived: Southwark, New
York. Sailed: Kensington, New York.
CHERBOURG— SaiIed: Saale, Bremen for
LONDON— Arrived: Megantic, Montreal.
This campaign is a regular 13-15-14
puzzle. Mr. Watson is 13.
The visit of Mr. Platt to Canton has
been postponed indefinitely.
Li Hung Chang also favors gold — a
great deal of gold in pocket.
United labor is showing a disposi
tion to walk on Mark Hanna's grass.
George Fred Williams is looking
for some Massachusetts prairies to set
Among the distinguished Kentuck
ians in the woods are Col. Watterson
and Col. Bradley.
At any rate, Arthur Sewall will not
be called upon to use his bank in the
interests of the Populists.
It is becoming apparent that there
is no rush for either the band wagon
of Mr. Bryan or Mr. Levering.
St. Louis may be considered safe for
all time. It has withstood a cyclone,
a Republican convention and a Popu
Up to the Ist of July 14,144 American
bicycles had been reported stolen. This
is but another evidence of the popular
ity of the wheel.
Geologists have found vibrating
hills in the Bad Lands. The whisky of
Mandan and Medora is much worse
than was supposed.
The public is warned that the new
potato bug is doing business entirely
on its own hook without the indorse
ment of Mr. Pingree.
Three Chicago boys robbed a church.
They are merely following in the foot
steps of their fathers, who rob the
city in the common council.
There is to be so much corn In Ok
lahoma that it will sell for eight cents
a bushel. Oklahoma ccrn can shake
hands with the Minnesota potato.
Taubeneck, Coxey and Carl Brown
are threatening to take the stump for
Bryan. Of course, it is yet possible
for Mr. Bryan to bribe them not to
The gold Democrats of Alabama have
drawn a queer color line. They are
willing to vote for MeKinley if no col
ored men are put on the electoral
Mr. Watson says the interests of this
great republic demand that Mr. Sewall
shall withdraw. Mr. Sewall telegraphs
right back that he cannot hear Mr.
"Cyclone" Davis admits that he anu
his Spartan band of 250 may conclude
after all to keep off the grass. This
will be pleasant reading to the whole
m , — ,
A foul fly knocked out the eye of an
Ohio man who was attending a Sun
day ball game. That foul fly was
preaching a little sermon against Sun
Senator Mantle and Congressman
Hartman assert that they will become
Republicans again after this campaign
Is over. Isn't there such a thing as a
great party putting up the bars against
No man has ever reached the depth
of despair until he has punctured his
bicycle tire eleven miles from a rail
"way station and remembers that his
quick-repair outfit is hanging in his
kitchen in town.
In most of the Northern states it is
evident that the Populists are going
to indorse the Bryan and Sewall elec
tors. This makes it all too plain that
Mr. Watson's "frost" will extend from
Bangor to Tacoma.
A thrilling sight was witnessed in a
Now York street the other evening. A
young woman violently seized a burly
teams-tor who was belaboring a worn
out horse, and compelled him to do
■iat. She was connected with a theater
aud did it for advertising purposes.
THE SAINT PAUL GIjOBE.
BHYAfI JttflY HEpOSE
QUESTION OF WITHDRAWING HIM
FROM THE POPULIST TICKET
MR. JONES SAW GOV. STONE.
THEY CONSIDERED THE MATTER,
BUT HAD NOTHING TO GIVE
PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE NAMED.
Middle Road Populists Are Ready
to Act in Case Mr. Itrjau
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 27.-
Chairman Jones of the Democratic na
tional committee arrived here thi3
afternoon and sent for Gov. Stone.
They were in conference several hours
and it is said they considered the mat
ter of withdrawing Bryan's name from
the Populist ticket.
Maj. T. O. Towles, of this city, secre
tary of the national bimetallic
league, and who was closely allied
with Gov. Stone and Senator Jones in
their fight for Bryan during the St.
Louis convention, met Senator Jones
in Kansas City this morning and ac
companied him to Jefferson City. Gov.
Stone met them in his carriage at the
depot. Maj. Towles would not talk
tonight about the interview. When
Gov. Stone was seen tonight he posi
tively declined to be interviewed about
his conference with the national com
mitteeman, further than to say that
there was nothing for the press in the
interview. After the conference Sen
ator Jones took the evening train for
BRYAN TO JONES.
Substance of the Telegrams Which
ST. LOUIS, July 27.— The Republic
tomorrow will say: Mr. Bryan's tele
gram declining to allow his name to
go before the People's party conven
tion and the conversation that was
carried on between him and Senator
Jones, chairman of the national com
mittee, on Saturday were not made
public, it is said, because Senator
Jones and Gov. Stone, of Missouri, saw
lit to suppress them. Early Saturday
afternoon Senator Jones wired Mr.
Bryan that his friends in the conven
tion intended to nominate him, if pos
sible, in spite of his telegram Of the
previous evening declining to accept
the nomination if Mr. Sewall was not
nominated for vice president, Senator
Jones had previously notified Mr. Bry
an that Watson had been nominated
for vice president.
About 3 o'clock an operator in the
Western Union Telegraph office at
Lincoln, Nebraska, the home of the
Democratic candidate for president,
called up the St Louis office and said
that Mr. Bryan was there and would
like to speak to Senator Jones. Senator
Jones came to the key and the follow
ing telegram was sent to Bryan:
The convention will surely nominate
you. Your friends seem to be in the
majority. They are about ready to
proceed to a ballot.
To this, Mr. Bryan sent substantially
the reply that was contained in the
dispatch sent out from Chicago Sun
day night. At the conclusion of the
paragraph ending with the words
"American people cannot afford to sur
render the right to legislate for them
selves on all questions, and so long as
the right is disputed it surpasses all
other questions in importance." Sena
tor Jones interrupted Mr. Bryan's mes
sage with a query as to whether it
would be advisable to make such a
statement to the convention. Then the
remainder of the dispatch was sent by
Bryan (practically the same as sent
out), either in answer to Senator Jones'
question or as a continuation of Mr.
Bryan's statement. To this Senator
I think your position has been clearly
stated, and that it is> clearly and fully under
stood. I will urge our friends to read your
At this juncture a message was sent
to the convention hall over another
wire to Gov. Stone, asking him to come
at once and get Mr. Bryan's telegram
in order that it might be read to the
convention before the ballot was taken.
Gov. Stone got the telegram and hur
ried to the convention hall where the
scene between he and Senator Allen, of
Nebraska, who was chairman of the
convention, was enacted.
Subsequent developments indicate
that neither Gov. Stone nor Senator
Jones thought it would be good policy
to read the telegram to the convention.
While this was going on at the Audi
torium, Mr. Bryan sent this:
Both friends and opponents are entitled to
perfect candor and frankness upon my part,
and I think the statement should be read
bo that no criticism can arise hereafter.
Before the consultation over the wire
was brought to a close. Senator Jones
sent a telegram asking Mr. Bryan if
he was employing all the assistance
necessary to carry on his work. "If
you are not, employ the necessary help
and I will foot the bills," was the way
the dispatch closed. Mr. Bryan replied:
Am employing necessary help. I wish you
would come here as soon as convenient again.
There are several questions about which I
must consult you. You need only stay one
day. _w. J. Bryan.
Here is the answer sent by Senator Jones:
I think convention will adjourn this after
noon. If so, 1 will leave for Lincoln imme
diately. — J. K. Jones.
After the failure to have the tele
grams read to the convention, Mr. Bry
an is said to have wired Senator Jones
to give them to the St. Louis papers in
order that they might be given as wide
publicity as possible. To this both
Senator Jones and Gov. Stone dissent
ed. Senator Jones was going away on
the 9 o'clock train, so the matter was
turned over to Gov. Stone, who had
another confab with Mr. Bryan. The
latter urged that his statement be
given to the press, but Gov. Stone said
it would not be politic and that his case
was in the hands of his friends who
would do what they believed to be the
most politic thing to do as they viewed
the situation from the field of battle.
"I will bow to the wishes of my
friends, but it is due to myself and
the members of the Populist party that
I treat them with perfect candor," is
the tenor of one of Mr. Bryan's dis
patches to the Missouri governor. The
information was held from the press..
Will Control Future Action of Middle
ST. LOriS, July 27.— The middle of
the road delegates to the Populist na
tional convention have appointed a
"provisional national committee," to
decide upon the future action of the
Populists in case Mr. Bryan should
not aecout the nomination tendered
him or indorse the platform adopted
Vy the convention. Henry L. Call, of
New York city, until recently of Kan
sas, delegate at large from the state
nt New York to the People's party na
tional convention, and a prominent
TUESDAY MOKNINO, JULY 28, 1896.
middle of the road Populist, has been
appointed chairman of this provisional
csmmittee. He said tonight that, in
order to be In readiness to act in such
a contingency, the following letter has
been addressed to delegates in each
Please furnish me the names and addresses
of all prowrnent Populists in your state op
posed to the nomination of William J. Bryan.
Also keep me advised of the sentiments of
the party and of any steps taken or decision
reached toward independent political action,
This letter was sent out in pursuance
of a motion adopted by the temporary
organization of the dissenting delega
tions of the convention. The resolu
That the committee heretofore appointed
to ascertain the decision of William J. Bry
an relative to his aeeptance of the nomina
tion for president of the United States ten
dered him by the People's party, in conven
tion assembled, and, further, to ascertain his
willingness to Indorse the platform adopted
by said party in said convention, be required
to report within ten days.
That a provisional national committee, con
sisting of one member from each state, be ap
pointed by the chairman of this meeting,
which committee shall receive the report of
the aforesaid committee and shall thereafter
confer with each other and with the delega
tions from the various states relative to
what further action shall be taken.
That each member of said committee shall
be ex-ofßcio chairman for his state of this
Their Fight to be Regained in Com
DETROIT, Mich., July 27.— The Dem
ocratic state central committee will
meet here tomorrow afternoon and
there are indications that -the meeting
will have about it some features similar
to these which distinguished the gath
ering of the Michigan Democrats in
Chicago during the national conven
tion. The silver wing of the committee
seems determined to carry victory to
the point of securing the chairmanship
of the committee which is to be relin
quished by Elliott G. Stevens, hut the
sound money men seem confident of
preventing this. Mr. Stevenson says
positively that Daniel J. Campau shall
not succeed him, although he does not
know who the new chairman will be.
Mr. Campau was re-elected Michigan
member of the national committee after
Stevenson had been selected by the
first caucus of Michigan members. It
Is not at all certain that the silver men
will be able to control the action of the
committee tomorrow as its members
were chosen by the same Democratic
state convention which selected the
sound money delegation to Chicago,
enough of whom were unseated by the
silverites to give the White metal men
a majority of the delegation. Leading
silver men say if the committee
meeting is not controlled by the silver
men that the next state convention will
be asked to appoint a new committee.
He Has Resigned From the Republi
can Congressional Committee.
WASHINGTON, July 27.— Senator
Pettigrew, of South Dakota, who fol
lowed Senator Teller in his bolt, from
the Republican national convention at
St. Louis, has resigned as a member of
the Republican congressional com
mittee. The vacancy has not yet been
filled. There are a number of advo
cates of the gold standard on the Dem
ocratic congressional committee, stand
ing as much in opposition to the plat
form and ticket, as Senator Pettigrew
did, but no resignations have been re
ported up to this date from the Dem
ocratic committee. It is said that when
the Democratic national committee
opens headquarters, one of the first
subjects to be taken up will be the at
titude of certain men towards the na
tional platform and ticket, who, hav
ing been nominated as presidential
electors on the Democratic ticket, prior
to the Chicago convention, have since
that time repudiated both the platform
and the ticket and are publicly credit
ed with the intention to vote for Mc-
WILLIAM SMITH DEAD.
He Was Formerly Manager o f the
CHICAGO, July 27.— William Henry
smith died at his home in Lake Forest
at 3:30 this morning. He had been sick
for several days, having had pneu
Mr. Smith was born in Columbia
county, New York, in 1833. In 1870 he
became manager of the Western Asso
ciated Press, having headquarters in
Chicago. Several years later, upon the
personal request of President Hayes
he accepted the office of collector of
customs at Chicago. During his term of
office, he was instrumental in bringing
about many needed reforms in the cus
toms department. In 1883, he again be
came actively engaged in Associated
Press work, and in January of that
year, he effected a consolidation of the
New York and the Western Associated
Press, taking the managership of the
entire system. Mr. Smith retired from
the management of The Associated
Press, in March, 1893, and since that
time, until his illness, had employed his
time in literary work.
Will be Represented at the Indiana
polls Sound Money Meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 27.—Ex-Cong
ressman Bynum, who is a member of
the sub-committee of sound money
Democrats that is arranging for a nat
ional convention to nominate a sound
money ticket, said today that fifteen
states have already indicated that they
will be represented at the meeting in
this city, August 7. There are a few of
the far Western states that wIH not be
represented at the meeting of August
7, he said, because the time is so short
that they cannot get their representa
tives here. States are beginning to orga
nize, Mr. Bynum says, and Minnesota
has already appointed delegates and
Texas has organized and Kansas has
sent word that the state will be organ
LISTEN TO WHITNEY.
So Says Horatio Hint; to Governor
WEST NEWTON, Mass., July 27. — Hon
Horatio King, ex-postmaster general, whose
official life at Washington, D. C, covered
. the time from 1837 to 1861, has sent a letter
to Hon. William MeKinley, in which he
says: "The danger now threatening the sta
bility of the United States is most appalling.
I earnestly entreat you to listen to the warn
ing appeal of Hon. William C. Whitney. It
is your opportunity to place your name along
with that of Lincoln, high on the roll of
j honor and 'fame. You can well afford to set
• aside, for the time being, all minor political
| questions, and lead off resolutely in a war
! against the free silver craze, Populists and
SOUND MONEY CONFERENCE.
One to be Called by Democrats of
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 27.— L. C.
Krothoff, who went to Chicago to at
tend the conference of gold standard
; Democrats, returned to this city today.
i It was said that as soon as possible, a
i conference of local gold standard Dem
i ocrats will be held to call a mass meet
| ing for the near future. Prominent
Democrats will make speeches, and it
is said Fred W. Lehman, a St. Louis
■ attorney, who stumped the state for
! the Democratic party four years ago
; will be one of them. Mr. Lehman was
! one of the delegates from Missouri to
\ the conference of gold Democrats in
| Chicago Thursday.
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A GREAT EXHIBITION, BUT RATHER TRYING ON THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE.
— Chicago Record.
I|l BUTLEfI'S fIAfIDS
THE POPUXJST CAMPAIGN FORM
ALLY TURNED OVER TO THE
NO PLANS MADE AS YET.
MR. BUTLER WILL NOT CHOOSE
HIS HEADQUARTERS FOR SOME
MR. BRYAN WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED
Hia Nomination by the Pops and
Silverites Will be Announced
in New York.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 27.— The affairs
of the People's party are now in the
hands of Senator Butler, of North Car
olina, the new chairman of the national
executive committee. Today the nine
members of the retiring Populist execu
tive committee made a .formal settle
ment with the new committee. They
turned over to Chairman Butler and
Secretary Edgerton all the money on
hand and their accounts were approv
ed. Very few of the new members re
mained in the city for the Monday
meeting. They authorized Chairman
Butler and Secretary Edgerton to audit
the accounts and hastened home to
prepare for the campaign.
The silver party has established a
temporary headquarters in the Cor
coran building, Washington, D. C. Fu
ture events will determine whether or
not it will be continued there.. Vice
Chairman Stevens who will have ac
tive charge of the headquarters and
who will relieve Chairman Lane of
much of the work connected with the
coming campaign will leave for the
capital city in a short time. It is ru
mored that the Populist national ex
ecutive committee will also make its
headquarters In that city, but Chair
man Butler refused to either confirm
or deny the statement. The selection
of headquarters has been left to him
and a decision to that matter will prob
ably not be made for several weeks.
Charles B Lane, chairman of the sil
ver national committee, left tonight for
his home in California. He will stop at
Lincoln, Neb., and hold a conference
with Bryan. While it has not yet been
definitely decided, there will probably
be no formal notification of Bryan by
either the Populists or the silver men.
It was learned from a prominent West
ern member of the silver national com
mittee that it is the intention of both
the silver and Populist comittees to
waive the usual formal notification,
and on Aug. 12, hold a ratification
meeting in New York, at which Bryan's
nomination for the .presidency will be
A proposition looking to the fusion of
the two parties in Missouri on the state
ticket has, it is stated, been made by
the Populists to the Democratic leaders
who have it under consideration. As
the price for this fusion, the Populists
are said to have demanded that they
be given eight out of the seventeen
presidential electors In the state. If
this concession is not made the Popu
lists will put a state ticket in the field
at their convention which will be held
at Sedialia next Thursday.
Among the speakers who will take 1
the stump for the Populist ticket will !
be Senator Butler and ex-Chairman I
Taubeneek, Eugene V. Debs, of Terre !
Haute, Ind.; Robert Schilling, of Mil- |
waukee; Senator Allen, of Nebraska; I
Senator Peffer, of Kansas; Gov. Llewel- I
ling, of Kansas; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth j
Lease, of Kansas; Mrs. Roberts, of I
Gorgia, and many others including •
Coxey and Carl Browne. Mr. Debs is '
a strong supporter of the initative and j
referendum. The currency will be the i
pivot around which the majority of the i
speeches will revolve, and the women !
who will be sent rrut will make that
their special point of attack. Mrs. Rob- i
crts made a speech in the convention j
seconding the nomination of Bryan, and
In the five minutes" that she was before :
the convention wofo for herself the
reputation of being one of the most
forcible and logical speakers that has
ever addressed a Populist gathering.
George P. Keeney, secretary, and A.
H Pyle, his assistant, both of Califor
nia, have left for Washington to take
charge of the silver headquarters there, j
Chairman Butler, of the Populist nat- i
iorsal executive committee, left this i
city for his home in WeWh Carolina to- j
day, having been cfelled there by a j
telegram, but for wfcat purpose haa not
been made public. ! ; Before leaving, he :
stated he would probably return some
time during the first week of August, j
when he will call a iieeting of the com- |
mittee. He also stated that he expected
to hold a conference with Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, Jon his return here.
George F. WaslArtirn. of Massachus
etts, member of the Populist executive j
committee, in anfe^rer to an inquiry
tonight, said that i>o' far as he knew, no
arrangement had been decided upon in
respect to the hotlflcwtion of Bryan of
WATSON WILL WEAKEN.
So Say Senator Mantle anil Mr. Hart-
BUTTE, Mont, July 27.— Senator
Mantle and Congressman Hartman
have arrived here. ;Both say they sup- i
port Bryan betauf c he ia a bimetallic, '
and not because he is a Democrat, i
When the question ia settled, they will
be Republicans In all things once more.
"While I deplore that the Populists
put up another ticket," said Mr. Hart
man, 'yet I think, in thirty days there
will be but one bimetallic ticket in the
field. I think Watson wail allow his
name to be withdrawn. The ticket from
a point of good politics, must be Bryan
and Sewall. On the second thought,
Watson and the men who nominated
him, must concede this."
Mr. Mantle spoke on the same line
and said: "I regard the action of plac
ing an independent ticket in the field
by the Populists very bad politics, as
the Populist party has been crying for
free coinage so many years, louder than
others. It is one of their cardinal prin
ciples of faith. I believe the vast ma
jority of the Populist party is honest
and sincere in the advocacy of bime
tallism, consequently I believe influence
will be brought to bear to get Watson
FUSION IN KANSAS.
Working: Plan Outlined by Con
gressman William Harris.
KANSAS CITY, July 27.— Relative to
fusion of Kansas Democrats and Popu
lists, the Times prints an interview with
ex-Congressman William A. Harris,
in which he is quoted as saying: "The
Kansas plan Is for the Populists in
their state convention at Abilene, Aug
ust 5, to indorse the Bryan and Sewall
electors whom the Democrats will name
at Hutchinson, the preceding day. It
is generally understood that there will
be fusion in Kansas this year, although
there have been no conferences on the
subject and consequently no plans have
been formulated, but fusion is in the
air. We will nominate our candidates
for state officers and telegraph the
Democrats the result. They will indorse
our nominees, and we will indorse
Pending Between Republicans and
Pops In Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Term., July 27.— Popullsta be
gan to come in tonight to atten* the state con
vention, and the indications are that it will
be well attended. A. L. Minims will be nomin
ated for governor, If he will accept It. But
little else will be done, though there are ru
mors of a deal pending between Populists and
Republicans. This rumor, however, has not
yet been verified. The convention meets to
morrow and may not continue longer than one
To Notify Bryan of His Nomination,
Says, Mr. St. John.
NEW YORK, July 27.— William P. St John,
treasurer of the national sliver party, re
turned today from the St. Louis convention.
He said: "The national silver party has ac
cepted an invitation from Baltimore mer
chants to notify Messrs. Bryan and Sewall
In the city of Baltimore. The notification
will be made about fourten days after the
Democratic notification in New York. The
place of headquarters will be determined by
Senator J. K. Jones, of Arkansas, chairman
of the Democratic national committee. It
looks at present as though he would select
Washington for headquarters. Whatever he
doe 3 will be followed by the silver party.
In state and municipal affairs, the national
silver party will not move. This will leave
the Republicans to vote their own state
ticket, but the national silver party will have
a congressional candidate in every district
where the Democratic nominee favors the
Given to the Southern Silver Men
NEW ORLEANS, La., July 27.— The
Picayune's special from Jackson, Mis
sissippi, quotes a letter written by
President Cleveland on May l r 1892, on
the evening of the Democratic conven
tion of that year to the late Judge. L.
D. C. Larmar in which the president,
discussing his probable candidacy, says:
I can easily be disposed of either by the
selection of a candidate more available or by
the adoption of a policy on the financial ques
tion which I am not willing to further. In the
first case, I shall be a happy helper; in the
second I shall sadly await the announcement
of a party defeat, which will be pre-deter
m!ned. Our Southern friends, if they persist,
will be left alone with their free coinage her
esy. The danger is that another Southern
idea and a charge of heedlessness for the pub
lic safety on the financial question will do
service in the place of the memories of the
civil war. The question is often and justifi
ably put by friendly Southerners: Can Cleve
land carry New York? The answer Is ready
as to Cleveland or any other man if the Dem
ocracy is at all weak on the coinage ques
tion. As one who loves his country and be
lieves that her interest is bound up in Demo
cratic supremacy, I am most uncomfortable
and unhappy in the fear that the South will
not see until too late the danger. If I should
read this I hardly think I should send it, but
it goes laden with affection and the most ten
CAMPAIGN IN NEBRASKA.
R-epubllcan Stars Will be Heard in
OMAHA, Neb., July 27.— Senator Thurston
has made official announcement of the itin
erary of Hon. Roswell O. Horr, of Michigan,
so far as it concerns the Nebraska cam
paign. He will speak at Lincoln Aug. 5,
and at the meeting of the Republican state
league, and at five other points In Ne
braska. Following Horr, Senator Thur&ton
says, Senator Burroughs, of Michigan; Sen
ator Foraker, of Ohio; W. E. Mason, of Chi
cago, and Benjamin Butterworth, of Cincin
nati, will all probably make speeches in this
state at dates to be fixed later.
Mr. Thurston will make a political address
at the Chautaqua at Madison, Wis., July 31,
and will open the campaign in Wisconsin at
Milwaukee- Aug. 5 at the meeting of the Re- I
publican state convention. The latter part
of August he will go to Vermont, where he
Is billed for two speeches. He will make
one speech each in Mains, Boston, New-
York, Baltimore, West Virginia, Kentucky
and Tennessee, and from two to four each
in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. The
last weeks of the campaign he will give his
whole attention to Nebraska.
Dakota River Work.
WASHINGTON, July 27.— C01. W. A. Jones,
in charge of the improvements on the Mis
souri river, between Great Falls, Mont., and
Sioux City, la., reports that $25,967 was ex
pended during the year. At Bismarck, N.
D., Pierre and Fort Pierre, S. D., and Sioux
City, la., the work consisted in removing
PKJCE TWO CENTS— j
WHEAT LAID FLAT
GREAT DAMAGE DONE: TO THE
RED RIVER VALLEY BY
LAST STRAW TO FARMERS.
LITTLE HOPE THAT THEY WILL.
HAVE MORE THAN HALF A
STORM STRUCK IN CXAY COUXTY.
Damage Done to Crops to the Ex
tent of $50,000 In That Coun
Special to the Globe.
MOORHEAD, Minn., July 27.—De
tails are just coming in of a destruc
tive hail storm which struck Clay
county at the town of Comstock, tak
ing a northwesterly course from there
through Sabin and reaching as far as
Glyndon on the west and Stockwood
on the east. In many cases the de
struction was complete. The heaviest
loss, so far as heard from, was that of
David Askegaard, of Comstock, who
suffered the loss of over 600 acres of
wheat. The path of the storm was
about two and a half miles wide and
it is impossible as yet to give a com
plete estimate of the total damage.
Good judges claim the aggregate loss
will be not less than $50,000 in this
county and may amount to twice that
much. This is the straw that finally
discourages the people here. The crop
prospects were none too good at any
time, and it can safely be asserted now
that the crop of wheat in the Red
river valley will not be more than
half an average yield.
It Will Foot tip a Hundred Thousand
YANKTON. S. D., July 27.— The de
struction of crops, live stock and farm
property in this country by hail last
night, is now estimated to amount to
one hundred thousand dollars. The
devastated district covers an area of
fifty square miles, extending from the
village of I.esterville to the town of
Vohn and lying four miles North of
lankton. The hail stones measured
from 2 to 4 inches in diameter and
fell with such force as to kill young
cattle, pigs and chickens by the hun
dreds. Corn fields were entirely
KATHERIXE WESTERX'S CLAIM
To the Estate of Rich Gray on for
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., July 27.-Before Judge of
Probate Ayer today, the hearing in which
Katnenne Western seeks to establish her
claim as the widow of the late Rich A. Gray
to his estate of $250,000, was resumed after
a continuance of thirty days. Miss Western
was on the stand for the greater portion of
the afternoon and testified to visits which
she had made in company with Gray to St.
Paul and Minneapolis. The registers of the
Merchants' hotel, and of the Nicollet house
at Minneapolis, showing that Gray and Miss
Western had registered as man and wife
were introduced. George Kibbee, of the Mer
chants', testified that Gray, upon engaging
a room had told him that he was married
but could not identify the claimant as the
woman who had been with Gray on that oc-
The case of Olive Bradley, of Chicago
who also claims to be Gray's widow and
who has an eighteen-year-old son, whom she
asserts is the issue of this marriage will
immediately follow the close of thT West
Fire at Princeton.
Special to the Globe.
PRINCETON. Minn., July 27.-At 1 a. m.
today fl re destroyed the large warehouse
??™ A C - H - Mines, of this town. Loss
$2,000; Insurance, $1,000. A large quantity of
potato starch owned by the Princeton Starch
company, was stored in this building and
was- totally destroyed. The origin of the fire
Special to the Globe.
MORRIS, Minn., July 27.-At the People's
party legislative convention held here today
. £. Hal1 ' of Stev ens, and G. A. We°tphal
of Traverse county, were nominated for rep
resentatives. Resolutions recommended the
nomination of John Lind for governor.
Special to the Globe.
NEILLSVILLE, Wis., July 27. - Sunday
night Harry La Fluer, confined In the city
lockup for assault and battery, broke jail
and made his escape. He has not been re
Special to the Globe.
SLEEPY EYE, Minn., July 27.— The Chris
tian Endeavor convention has closed. The
new officers are: Rev. John Sinclair Red
Wood Palls, president; Miss Mane Starr,
Tracy, secretary; Miss Kitty Stiles, treas
urer. About 100 delegates attended.
Death Ended a Visit.
Special to the Globe.
SLEEPY EYE, Minn., July 27.— Mrs. Swen
son, of Racine, Wis., fell from a buggy last
evening and died today from her Injuries.
She was visiting friends here.
LA CROSSE, Wis., July 27.— The jury in
the case of George Stone, who, in January
last, shot and killed George Allendorf. today
brought in a verdict of acquittal. The de
fense was on the ground of Insanity.
BATTLE OF WINDS
TWO HEAVY STORMS COME TO.
GETHER EH THE VICINITY OF
THREE LIVES SNUFFED OUT.
PROPERTY LOSS NOT YET DETER.
MIXED, BUT IT WILL BE
NEW YORK Of OXE STORM'S PATH,
A Tree Blown Down, Killed One Man,
But no Other Fatalitien Are
PITTSBURG, Pa., July 27.-A wind
and rain storm of unusual fierceness
visited this city at 4:30 o'clock this af
ternoon causing the loss of at least
three lives and doing immense damage
to property. Several dwellings were
completely demolished and others par
tially wrecked. Eight or ten churches
had their roofs blown off and other
wise damaged. Telegraph; telephone
and electric light poles were snapped
like pipe stems, mixing the wires in an
, inextricable mass. Fierce lightning
and high winds accompanied the storm
or rather two storms, for Pittsburg
and Allegheny were the meeting place
of one storm from the west which
came up the Ohio valley and another
from the east which followed the course
of the Allegheny river. Such a battle
of the elements is rarely witnessed.
In East Pittsburg and Wilmerding hail
fell in large quantities, some of the
stones being quite large. In the first
five minutes of the storm, .8* ot an
inch of water fell and the wind reach
ed a velocity of 30 miles an hour.
At 8 p. m., another storm, almost as
fierce as the first came up, and .68 of
an inch of water fell, making a total
of 1.33. The rivers are now rising and
another flood is expected.
Among the casualties reported Is an
accident to the camp of the Eighth
Ward Hunting and Fishing club, of
Allegheny. The club was at its camp
in Sugar Grove about four miles up thy
Allegheny river when the storm came
up. The members say it was a genuine
cyclone. The trees in the grove were
broken and twisted as though they
were weeds, and one large sycamore
was snapped off near the ground and
fell upon the tent of the camper?, kill
ing almost instantly John Figvs,
breaking the back of George Miller,
who will, die, and . seriously in;urh,g
Thomas O'Connell, Charles Kosack,
Jacob Metz, Frank Ott and Harry Had
On Garfleld avenue in the east end
Joseph Ashfelder was killed by a Pign
being blown down, striking him on the
head. In Sharpsburg, W. L<. Norr was
killed by the roof of a house being
blown onto him. At McKee's Rocks,
where Prof. Gerodette, curxtor i.f Car
negie museum, had a gang of men at
work digging up an old Indian mouni
in the interest of science, lightning
struck a tree under which they had
taken refuge, shocking one of iho labor
ers, an old man, into unconsciousness,
also a young man by the name of Pool,
son of a college professor, >oth of
whom will probably die.
The result of the storm in property
damage has not all been gathered in at
midnight, but it is known that all
through Allegheny, the South side and
the east end many houses were un
roofed, signs blown down and windows
broken. Along Perm toward Home
wood, where many fine suburban man
sions are located, the splendid lawns
are completely destroyed and th? beau
tiful shade and ornamental tre<-a
ruined. It is estimated that $100/00
will hardly cover the loss in this local
ity alone. Reports from outlying towns
tell of much damage to houses and
other property, but no lives lost so far
In Allegheny twelve people were
struck by lightning. They are in the
hospital and considered by the phy
sicians to be in a critical condition.
Their names are Abner Hayes, freight
receiver of the Fort Wayne railroad;
A. M. Bennett and three children; Au
gust Snedz, his wife and their four
Mr. Hayes was standing in the freight
house door when a bolt of lightning
struck the building, knocking Mr.
Hayes unconscious. Mr. Bennett and
his children were standing on their
porch on St. Clair terrace, when a flash
was conducted from a trolley wire in
front of the house close to the porch,
prostrating the entire party. The Snedz
family were eating supper when light
ning struck the residence, following the
chimney flue to the dining room.
About half an hour later a neighbor
discovered the White family lying en
the floor in an unconscious condition.
They may recover, but it is doubtful.
In Pittsburg reports of damage to
property are still coming in. On Wash
ington street ten houses, a machine
shop, and the Fifth Presbyterian
church were blown down and com
pletely ruined, but fortunately no one
was injured. The row of houses be
longed to the Dennis estate and had
been condemned and tenants removed
The M. E. church on Kirkpatrick
street had its roof and steeple carried
away by the wind, the bells from the
tcwer were thrown to the ground and
broken. The roof of the John Wesley
chapel was torn away and carried 200
feet. The Pittsburg High school and
Holy Ghost college suffered somewhat
but are not badly damaged. Returns
from the different sections of the two
cities show 25 or 30 people injured more
or less by falling trees, roofs, and
signs, but their names cannot be given
Western Newton, Pennsylvania, a
station on the Baltimore & Ohio about
30 miles east of here reports the rain
there very heavy. The telegram says:
la. m.— A landslide 200 feet long and sev
eral feet deep Is Just reported here on the
Baltimore & Ohio tracks at Osceola. The New
York express, which left Plttsburg at 9 o'clock.
Is stranded somewhere west of here. lioth
tracks are reported covered with trees and
rocks between here and Griffin Station, two
The watchman of the Pemtckoy road ftt
Cedar Creek, two miles east of here, reached
town at 1 o'clock and reports eight big land
slides there. He says the water came off the
hills like rivers, bringing everything with it.
He could not get around the elides, and had
to cross the river to get here.
STORM WAS SEVERE. .
Dnniage Done In the Vicinity of Dn
DUBUQITE, la., July 27.— Later report* of
th«= storm show that It was more disastrous
than at first stated. On the Illinois ContraJ
four hundred feet of track were washed out
at Dyersville, two hundred at Jullen, an<l a
bridge at Rockdale on the west, and washouts
occurred at Portage bridge at Scuthtown and
a potion of the track near ShcTvandasse are
gone. The Chicago & Great Western has
washouts at Durango and Dyersvii'e. Trains
are bad'y delayed. Prank Rahe was drowned
while attempting to ford a swollen creek near
■Dyerevil'e. Many outbuildings In the coun
try were blown down by the wind there, and
In thf city several dwellings were struck by
lightning. The damage to streets and sew
ers in the city is heavy. The rainfall during
the twenty-four hours ending at 7 this morn
ing, was 5.27 inches.