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ROCZ ISLAUD, ILL., XXOHDAY, MAT 6. 1SS5.
FBXC3 IXXBE3 CZ3T3.
SILVER THE VICTOR
Wins the Fight in the County
Convention at Chicago.
"BOAST" TOR POSTMASTER EESTSG,
tlTie Sits la Front Seat The President
Attacked by Judge MeConaell and
KcpnwaUUn Hryaa Only T treaty,
roar Totes Against tba Walte Metal
Sound Uaec)- Mea Meet at a Banquet
later Other Illiaois Caneentlana.
Chicago, May 6 President Cleveland,
Senator John M. Palmer and Postmaster
Washington Hesing each reoeived a
jacketinjr" at the hands of ex-Congressman
W. J. Bryan, of Nebraska, at the
Democratic frre silver county convention,
jBnd as each official was pulled over the
coals the delegatus signified their ap
proval hj round after round of applause
Comptroller of the Currency Eckels was
also tho target of Bryan's arrows, and his
thrusts were evidently regarded as centre
shots by the delegates, as they yelled with
delight. When the postmaster came in
for his turn the delegates jumped up in
their ecat9 and made as much noise as
600 or 70 men could. Uc3ing occupied
a scat in th front row with the First ward
Itadietl Free Silver Platform.
The convention adopted a 16 to 1 plat
form out and out and elected delegates to
the Springfield convention. Ex-Judge S.
1. McConnell was made temporary chair
man, lie said during his speech: "The
president of tho United States, a man who
was elected by Democratic franchises, has
repudiated the Democratic party. Ap
plause and cries of "Kight." We repu
diate him. Applause. We stand on the
platform of We are in favor of the
restoration of silver as we declared then.
Applause. lie then score he-1 Senator
Palmer for his attitude on the money
question and was wildly cheered at the
conclusion of his remarks.
Bryan I. tiers a Protect.
Ex-Congressman W. J. Lryan, of Ne
braska, came next. lie said In part: "We
are not here to denounce the president of
the United States. Wo are nut here be
cause we love him less, but becauso we
love our countrymen more. Loud np
plausc We aro not hero to say anything
against tho right of individual opinion,
cither in tho chief executive or in tho
liumblcst citizen; but we are h-re to pro
test against tho lnnguasro used in tho let
ter written by (irover Cleveland, pub
lished in this morning's papers.
This is the first official declaration, my
friends, that to hold offlca under this ad
ministration which forbado Democrats
from interfering in politics to defeat Re
publicans it is tho first announcement
that Democratic olliceholding depends on
wltllngneia to fight Democrats when they
could not light Republicans." Ap
plause. ears Palmer Is On of Date."
lie then puld his respects to Senator
Palmer, declaring that his power as a
leader had gone and that he has no fol
lowing among Democrat. Tho pi itform
declaring in favor of sliver at iti to 1 was
then read and adopted, twenty-four votes
being cast against it The letter referred
to by Bryan was ono written by the presi
dent to Governor Stone, of Mississippi,
and the passage Bryan took exceptions to
says, referring to presidential app liutees:
What the k'reaideut Wrote.
, "Whether tlics-j appointees to places
shall in speech and action behave decent
ly toward tho administration under which
they hold ollico must remain, to a great
extent, n matter of taste aud good breed
ing. There are, however, some officials
who devote themselves so industriously to
Vilification and abuse of those under
whom they hold ollico as to indicate that
their fidelity cannot be trusted for the
performance of their duties in a manner
creditable to tho adiuidistration, and who
nppareutly assume they may spend the
time they owe to the public service in do
ing political mischief. In the interests of
good government such officeholders must
not bo surprised If they are summarily
WAiUANSKE CLl'B BANQUET.
flipeeches Matte In Opposition to the
County Convention's stand.
Three hundred Democrats were present
at tho banquet of the Waubansee club,
when the monetary question was dis
cussed from the "sound money" stand
point. President Vincent, in his opening
remarks, declared flatly against free sli
ver and was greeted with loud applause
as he did so. Senator John M. Palmer
made an exempore speech on "Democracy
and Money," and got back in vigorous
fashion at the free-silver Democrats who
denounced him and his attitude on the
money question at the county convention.
Professor J. Ik tLaughlin, of Chicago
University, followed with a talk on "Sil
ver and Prices." Ki chard V. Knott, pro
prietor of tho Louisville Evening Post,
spoke at some length on "Currency and
Commerce." Sigraund Zeisler, of Chi
cago, tlosed the list of speakers with an
address oo "Honesty and Currency."
Much enthusiasm was manifested at the
banquet, and every remark against free
silver was greeted with applause.
' Prominent Democrats t Cenfer.
Washinotox, May 6 It is stated that
there Is to be a conference in New York
of prominent Democratic leaders regard
Ingthe silver question. In this confer
ence will be Senator Gorman, ex -Speaker
Crisp; ex-Senator Walsh, of Georgia, and
Don M. Dickinson.
Counties Declare for Free SUveih
Toledo, Ills., May 6. The mass con
vention of the Democrats of Cumberland
county was held in this city and resulted
In the selection of five delegates to the
Springfield monetary convention instruct
ed to vote for the free and unlimited coin
age of silver at a ratio of lrt to L
Cabml Ills., May 6. A mass conven
tion of the Democracy of White county
assembled In this city. The proceedings
were enthusiastic and harmonious. Reso
lutions favoring the free coinage of sllve"
at a rat io of 16-to-l were passed and the
delegates to the state convention were in
- structed to support free coinage of silver.
SPRINGFIELD, Ilia, May ft. Tha San
Ramon county Democratic committee set
Alar M as the date for the convention to
name delegates to the state convention.
The committee is nnanimously in favor
of free silver. The Richland county com
mittee set May 83 es the date for the con
vention, which will be for free silver.
ST. LoCIS, May 6. Specials to The Re
public from various cities in Illinois tell
of the election at county conventions of
delegates to attend the state Demoeratio
esorentioa called to meet in Springfield
next June. Conventions which were held
at Carroliton, Calhoun county; Paris,
Eirdar con nty, and McLssnsboro, Hamil
ton county, adopted resolutions favoring
tho free and unlimited coinage of silver at
a ratio of 16-to-l.
T. TWO JA1L&IR09 SHOT DEAD.
An Attempt to Escape Winds Vp Their
Career racer Badly Woinded.
Woodwabd, O. T., May a Prisoners
Hill, addell and Heffc-n, confined in the
jail here, secured a gun and forcej tbo
guard to open the rage. They then armed
themselves with Winchesters in the cell
bouse and started fur the hills. Sheriff
Oden immediately summoned a number
of deputies and gave chase. Within a
mile from town the trio were overtaken.
They were afoot while their pursuers were
well mounted, and escape was impossible.
A demand to surrender, however, was
answered with a volley from the con
victs, who hnd token refuge behind a
large rock. This was the signal for gen
eral firing, which was kept up sharply by
both sides for fully half an hour.
Officer B-n Wolfert received a bullet
through the left arm and Officer Prior's
horse was shot from under him. So soon
as Prior's animal fell tho olfieers scat
tered, and surrounding the rock, poured
shot after shot into the convicts. At the
flr-t volley, which was given in concert.
Hill ar.d Heffen were male to bite tho
dost. The firing was kept up and soon
V addell, who had lain flat on the ground
and succeeded in escaping the bullets,
gladly surrendered. Officer Wolfert's
arm hod to be amputated, but he wili
WILL PAY UNDER PROTEST.
Nicaragua Agrees to the Modified Cltt
anatnm l acle amin's Influence.
Masagl A, M iy The city of Corinto
was evacuated by British troops yester
day morning, and the Kicaraguan flag
now flies in its accustomed place in the
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, May 6 Nica
ragua has authorized Senor Chrisanto
Medina, the Salvadorian minister at Lon
don and Paris, acting Xicaraguan minis
ter in London, to accept the modified ulti
matum of Great Britain. This modified
ultimatum, is is understood here, was se
cured by the influence and through the
intercession of the United States. Senor
Modina is also authorized by the govern
ment of Nicaragua to pay tho 1 J, 500 in
London, nnder protest, within five days
after the departure of the British squad
ron from Corinto. It is understood here
that the other items in the original ulti
matum of Groat Britain will all be settled
STANDING OF THE BALL CLUBS.
P.tUbarg at the Head, Boston Second and
Cleveland Third on the LUU
Chicago, May a The base ball clubs
in the League have got down to steady
work, and what some people think is
about their regular positions, especially
with reference to Chicago, Louis
ville, Washington and St Louis. Now
York and Philadelphia look rather out of
place as sixth and ninth, however, and
re expected to pull out very shortly:
Clubs. Played. Won. Lost. Cent.
New York 10
lit. Louis U
Following are the League scores:
Philadelphia New York s, Phi'tadelbhia
10; at Pittsburg Cincinnati 2, Pittsburg
3; at Brooklyn Bultimore 11, Brooklyn
0; at Cleveland St. Louis 6, Cleveland
6; at Boston Washington 3, Boston 5;
at Chicago Louisville 4, Chicago 7. Sun
day: At Cincinnati Sc. Louis 11, Cin
cinnati 4: at Chicago Louisville a, Chi
Verdict Is Aw ml ted with Interest.
Lexington, Ky., May ft. A man named
Shipp (white) is on trial here for killing a
man named Brown (colored). Brown's
wife was unfaithful (she was colored) and
Shipp was her paramour. Brown went
home and caught the two in flagrante de
lict u. In the fight that followed Shipp
killed Brown, it being in evidence that
he had said he would do so if Brown gave
him "any trouble." The negroes are in
sisting that color should make no differ
ence in this case. The verdict is awaited
American BrMe Heartily Welcomed.
London, May ft. Hon. George Nathan
iel Curzon, M. P., who was married April
22, at Washington, D. C.,to Miss Mary Vic
toria Lciter, of Chicago, arrived on the
steamer Etruria, accompanied by Lis
bride. Mr. and Mrs. Curzon left Liver
pool for Derby on a special railway train
and upon their arrival at Kendleston, the
family home of the Curzons, they were
greeted by Hit of the tenantry and given a
hearty reception, lucre were auo appro
priate addresses of welcome.
Strike of a tsujn Beaoot viasa,
Hocgbtos. Mich., May ft. The high
school class of 'Mo struck in body this
morning. Principal Keeler expelled one
member for asking him to resign, and the
balance of the class went out also.
Two of the principals of the departments
have been banged In emgy by pupils.
Wisconsin's Droagnt Is Bremen.
Milwaukee, May ft, The extraordinary
' spring drought in Wisconsin appears to
: be effectually broken, though in some
: tions the breaking up process has been
more violent than people desired, taking
the form of a tornado in some places.
I Hood's Sarsaparilla has given ns
; a pood appetite and cleansed onf
blood." Carrie E. Brnbaker, Free-
PUTS UP THE BARS. !
Gov. McCorkle Wants None of
HCIDEJT OF TEE COAL TROUBLES.
The Governor of West Virginia Telegraphs
to tha Governor of the Old Domain,
tea When Asked to Permit the Letter's
Troops to Co Two Miles Inside MeCor
kle's State Line General News f roam the
Paekersbcbo. W. Va., May 0. Gov
ernor McCorkle passed through here last
night at midnight and informed the As
sociated Press representative that he had
just wired Governor O'Ferrall, of Vir
ginia, that he wonld not permit Virginia
troops to come on West Virginia soil to
exercise any military function. O'Ferrall
had asked McCorkle to permit Virginia
troops to come two miles on West Vir
ginia soil and he would permit West Vir
ginia troops to go two miles into Vir
ginia. MacCorkle refused to do so. Be
says the situation In the McDowell and
Pocahontas coal fields is serious, but he
will not call out West Virginia troops
unless some act of violence occurs. All
arrangements are in perfect condition to
bring out the entire national guard at
two hours' notice. Special trains are
ready to carry them; engines have steam
up. Governor McCorkle has the entire
situation perfectly in hand for whatever
happens, but hopes there will be no
Position Taken by Gov. O'Ferrall.
Kichmonu, Va.. May ft. Speaking of
tho coal strike and of his order of troops
to the strike region's Governor O'Ferrall
said: "My position Is this: I don't deny
to any man or set of men the right to quit
work if they want to. But I do contend
that a man who has a job and wants to
work has an equal right to continue, and
no man has the right to prevent him. The
Pocahontas miners are at work and are
satisfied with their jobs. But the miners
from Wost Virginia are on a strike and
are trying to induce the Pocahontas men
to join them. If persuasion fails, they
will probably attempt by force to make
tho Pocahontas men quit work, and that
I am determined they shall not do. They
may also attempt to destroy property in
this state, and that I am determined they
shall not do if I can prevent it. I havo,
therefore, assembled an armed force near
the scene to protect the Virginia miners
in their right to work if they want to,
and to protect property in this state from
ADJOl RLU W ITHOCT ACTIOX.
Conference of Ohio Coal Operators and
Miners Fnila of Agreement.
Columbus, May ft. The joint confer
ence of miners and operators adjourned
sine dlo without fixing the price of min
ing. There was 9 cents' difference be
tween the miners' and operators' proposi
tions and each side refused to make any
further concessions. A lockout now
seems probable, as the operators say they
cannot operate their mines and pay over
ol cents for mining and the miners de
mand DO. About 2J.0JU miners in the
state suspended work May 1 pending a
settlement and they are out indefinitely.
Pomekot, O., May ft. A delegates meet
ing from all mines in this district was
held here to close up the ranks in tho
union and prepare for a general strike.
Several mines have already closed down,
the operators declaring that they would
not pay mora than $1.75 per 100. It is
feared that but little work will be done
ail summer. The minors would be set
tled with last year's rates.
Pocahontas Men to Come Oat.
Pocahontas, Va,, May i The meeting
at this place yesterday will. It is believed.
settle the strike. The onion men havo
brought to bo at every possible means to
Induce tho miners hero to join them.
President Lawless, of the strikers, has
complete confidence in the ultimate
success of the men. lie says that the
idea of sending soldiers hero is ridiculous;
that there is not a single man who would
destroy a piece of railroad property as big
as a spike and that law and order will
be preserved and the men are pledged to
peace. The meeting has put a different
phase on the situation, so far as the
Pocahontas men are involved, and de
velopments plainly indicate that few men,
if any, will work today. The strike has
effectually paralyzed business, and travel
is suspended, except for miners going
Took Exception to Coin perm Remarks.
SAY A Sic AH. Ga., May 6. Ex- President
Gomj ers, of the Federation of Labor, dur
ing an address to a mass meeting of
worklngmen here made some caustic com
ments on the price of labor in Savannah.
Dr. Falligant, a prominent physician and
member of the council, took exception to
his remarks, and the doctor's position
was Indorsed in speeches by others pres
ent until Gompers withdrew the state
ments he had made.
Situation nt hbehoygaa.
Sheboygan, Wis., May 6. The man
agements of different furniture factories
here have given the strikers their ulti
matum. They can return to work at the
scale of wages now in u-w or they can re
main idle. The manufacturers say that
they would like to raise the wages of the
men, but unfortunately, they say, it is an
Mob of Striken Dispersed.
ST. Lor is. May ft. A mob of striking
brickmakers armed with clubs and re
volvers marched to the American Press
Brick company's works and attempted to
drive away the non-union workmen. A
detachment of mounted police dispersed
the mob after several heads had been
Strikers Victorian nt Cleveland.
Cleveland. May 6. The core-workers
who struck, following the examnle of the
molders, are victorious, the foandrymeo
granting their demand of a minimum
waee of 23. The brass molders are pre-
J paring to demand more pay and will
since 11 lavj oo on go it, nou iik
pentera, encouraged by the success of
molders. are preparing to organize
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