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Thursday, August 1, 1890.
DEMOCRATIC Til KET.
r United States Senator John M. Palmer.
it State Treasurer Edward 8. WrLSON.
rUnit.of Public Instruction.. ..Hitrt Raib.
n Trustees Illinois ( d0!g J?J"
University, ) !!!ricbbod1 Moroah!
r Contrrnss . . .
.Bsw T. Cabls
.K. II BtMHAM
or State Senator. .
Geo ie W. Vinton
on A. " n.sON.
yt coomv jnaee
? or CVjnnty Clerk Chablfs Chiuti
V irSherirt -&....C. D. Go anon
( or Treasurer ..... Geo. B. Bbownnr
( or County Supt. of Schools. Ch s. B Marshall
Mr. Cable) ' XatnlBatlon.
The nomination of Mr. Ben T. Cable
; ; ot congress at Monmouth on Tuesday
; t raa political event of much significance
! I ! l Eleventh district congressional affairs.
! i 'oi certain extent it makes Hock Island
' ! i
ounty the battlefield of the campaign,
oth candidates having their residence
ere. It will, therefore, unquestionably
,; e an interesting and exciting contest.
; The chances of success, however, are
srgely In favor of the democrats. Their
; andidate enters the race without any of
.' he unfortunate entanglements thatcon
? rout his opponent on every side. Re Las
jever"6tftre"1jeen a candidate before the
i eopla. lie has no political enemies
mong bis own partv, while be m held in
he highest respect and esteem by his re
ublican opponents. He is the man or
11 men to lead the democratic party of
j his district to victory next fall.
j The votera of the district should take
: ! (ride in casting their ballots for Mr.
i Dable. The nomination came to him un
isked and unsought, but nevertheless ap
ireciated. His is one of those rather sin
gular cases In latter day politics where
1 .he office has sought the man rather than
;he man seeking the office. He was not
it the convention. But he has been
t nominated and will accept the honor. He
i will do his part to win and if the democ
f racy does theirs the result will be a glor
I The generally prevailing belief that the
j time was ripe for the election of a demo-
sratic congressman in the Eleventh dis
i trict, is probably responsible for the de
j termined fight Mr. Neece's friends made
l to secure their favorite the nomination,
i They believed, and had good grounds for
believing that Mr. Qest would never be
r returned to congress. They felt that a
1 nomination was equivalent to an election
i and therefore put forth every effort to
j win. Mr. Neece, however, accepted his
'1 defeat gracefully, and very cordially
J pledged himself to work early and late
. for Mr. Cable's election. His friends did
! likewise, which dissipates the idea ad
j vanced by republicans that there is any
: division in the democratic ranks.
; The Argus enters into the campaign
i with an abiding faith that Mr. Cable will
' be triumphantly elected. It believes
that the people will vote for him because
, they know that he will represent them
; with more ability and faithfulness than
the present member. That he doesn't
; care anything for the emoluments of the
, office, but will go to congress with the
.1 sole purpose of serving his constituents
without fear or favor. That he will not
V be controlled by the tariff barons and
i , high taxera of the ea9t. That he will be
, a faithful advocate of the people's inter
j eats. That he will champion those meas
; tires which will serve to ameliorate the
; condition of the working classes. That
. be will he the relentless foe of nonopo
lies and trusts, and last but not lcast.tbat
i ! he could "secure recognition from the
The execution of Wrn. Eemmler at
Auburn, N. T., yesterday is shown by
later accounts to have been a partia'
failure, though the facts admit of
the charge of bungling on the part of
those having it in charge. The probabil
ities are though that the culprit was not
conscious of agony, and that as far as he
was concerned, death was instantaneous,
but the world will never kocrw as to
that. The question is still undecided as
to the late method being less cruel than
hanging. The electrified wire took no
longer to accomplish its purpose
than the rope. The law aims to
indict its death penalty as expedi
tiously as possible. The law is uot in
human, and while no intentional sufs
fering was inflicted upon Eemmler
and there should be no risks of cruelty
allowed in the future, all the tortures
that could, possibly be imposed upon the
brute "who was justly sent from earth
could have been no more than
those be willfully caused his helpless
victim, and those to whom she was dear.
Sympathy for such depraved brutes as
Eemmler is ill spent. lie was not wiU
fully made to suffer and should not have
been, but there should be no regrets now.
His own act made him the subject of
the experiment, no matter how dreadful
it may have been.
A Kellable HnmorUt.
Even at this hour it has already been
Oest whom the democrats will nominate
for congress, and it will not be thought
necessary to Cable across the Atlantic the
result. On this prophetic expression
there is no patent although one has been
applied for. It is understood, howeyer,
that Mr. Neece is preparing to file a
caveat. Monmouth Journal, 4th.
Fell Oat of Window and Died.
New York, Aug. 7. Principal F. J.
Cummings, of public school No. 7, In
Hayward street, Williamsburg, returned
JTuesday night from a visit to hla relatives
at Clinton. Oneida county, N. Y. He did
not go to his boarding house, the hour be
ing late, but put up at the Peck slip hotel
on Broadway, Williamsburg. He was as-
. signed to a front room on the third floor.
Nothing was heard of him until 1:30 yes
terday morning, when he fell out of the
window to the pavement below, fractur
ing his skull aud dying instantly. It is
believed that while sitting in the window
be fell asleep and fell out He was 27
years oi age ana unmarried.
The New "Method of Execution
Tried on Kemmler.
AWFUL SIGHT TOE THE WITNESSES
Hut Sadden Teath to the Condemned So
Far aa Pain Is Concerned The Brain
Paralysed at the Instant of Klectrieal
Contact Some Frightful Kffects of Re
Ilex Action Observed Account of the
Execution and Description of the Meth
od Opinions of Kxperts.
Auburn. N. V., Aug. 7. The first ex
periment at changing the mode of taking
human life by process of law has been
made, and whether it is a failure or not
will doubtless be a subject for discussion
and medical men
for many a long
day. At 6:43 a. m.
ped in a chair pre
pared for the pur
pose, rcAtwived the
that sent sentjilm
on his way to eter
nity; whether it
instautane o u a 1 y
liberated the spir-
death Cap. it is a question.
At any rate, for those who were present as
the legal witnesses it was a sickening
spectacle. For four ami a half minutes
the current of death was kept flashing
through the brain of the doomed man
at intervals, and not until that period ha I
pas-eil by could th-di?;' 5y with certainty-
fiiat absolute death had inter
vened. Details of the Kxeetition.
The first shock whs allowed to pass
backward and forward through Kemm
ler's system for eighteen seconds, but two
minutes after the current was out off
there was evidouce of respiration. As soon
aa possible the current was returned, then
cut off, and again respiration was evident
after a few moments. Saliva came from
the mouth, the chest heaved, there was
wheezing in the throat. The shock was
again put to the prisoner, who, the doc
tors remarked, was unconscious from the
momer t of the first shock. After a short
time smoke appeared at the base. The
flesh was burning. The spectacle was
most trying. After the third contact of
four minutes the man was declared dead.
Coolnt of the Condemned.
Kemmler was phenomenally cooL ne
was brought Into the death-chamber by
Warden Durston, and seated in a chair,
THX FATAX LEVTR.
where he said, upon being asked if he had
anything to say, that he wished every
body good lurk. When the cap was placed
npon his head and strapped there, he re
marked: "Oh. you'd better press that
down further, I guess. Press that down."
So the headpiece was unclumped aud
pressed further down. While it was be
ing done Kemmler said: "Well, I want
to do the best I can. I ran't do any better
than that;" and this while everybody else
in the room was evidently highly excited.
The Instrument of Death.
The condemned man sat strapped in a
chair with one electrode in the cap fitted
to his head and another pressing against
the lower part of his spine, an opening
having been made in the trousers so that
the plate would be in contact with his
flesh. Up in another part of the build
ing there stood the dynamo. The electric
power was 2,000 volts and those having.
charge of the lever that released the elec
tric message of death say that the voltage
during the execution was from 1,000 to
1,500 volts, a force which had been de
clare 1 to be abundant to produce instant
death. Who moved the lever, as all
things being ready, Warden Durston
stepped to the door and gave the signal,
no one who knows will tell.
An Alternating; Current.
The dynamo used is constructed to gen
erate an "alternating" current. In lay
terms it may be said that in alternating
current dynamos the electric force under
goes rapid periodic changes, being one
moment at zero, increasing to maximum,
diminishing to zero; then, reversing in di
rection, it again rises to maximum, falls
again to zero. The Auburn machine is
capable of about ZiO ot these reversals
every serond, or about 14,000 every min
ute. When applied to the criminal, as in
Kemmler's case, the rapidly alternating
throbs have each about the physical force
necessary to lift 137 pounds one foot in one
second. It is like beating an object with
a heavy hammer alternately on each
side, with great force, very rapidly. In
the case of electrizing, the nerve cells are
believed lo tie torn from the glands, or
the ganglia disintegrated killed.
OPINIONS OF THE DOCTORS.
They generally Arts That the Victim
Suffered Mo Pain.
The tragedy being over, a statement was
signed by ihe witnesses twenty three in
number and then they had a breathing
spelL It was during this period that Dr.
Spitzka dictated the following statement
to the United Press representative:
"There is no doubt that consciousness was
abolished instantly at the first contact.
The first current did not destroy all vital
phenomena, but some reflex phenomena,
or phenomena of vegative life, resisted,
and that. I think, you can safely say was
due to the fact that the voltage was not
constant or strong enough." He added:
"I believe this system of execution superior
to hanging." And to this lost expression
of opinion Dr. McDonald, who was stand
ing by, gave a hearty assent. Dr. " South
wiek, the father of the electricide system,
was satisfied with the execution as a first
experiment. He said to the United Press
correspondent that Kemmler was dead at
the moment of the first contact; thatther
was no respiration afterward: there was
nothing but muscular contraction.
A Momentous Queatlaa.
Was Kemmler dead when his chest
moved and his lips gave forth strange,
ghastly sounds? Was he breathing or
was there involuntary and phenomenal
action of the chest muscles? borne of the
eminent experts in attendance said to the
United Press correspondent while the
body was still warm in the chair that
thera was no doubt that there were signs
of returning animation, that the respira
tion (for respiration they believed it to be)
was growing stronger aud that in time, If
the current had not beeu turned on again,
he would have revived. Others, and
among them Dr. Spitz, stated with
equal positiveness the conviction that the
first shock killed Kemmler instantly.
' Agree That There Was No Pain.
Upon one point, however, all the doctors
agreed, and that was that Kemmler was
unconscious or pnin from the fir-t insttnl
of electrical contact the end. Dr. Shrady
was the least satisfied of all the witnesses.
He said he had seen a nnn? ber of nr en
hanged, but had never witnessed so re
volting a scene as that in Kemmler's cat.
He said the experiment wasn't reassuring
as to the scientific value of electricity for
WHAT THE AUTOPSY SHOWED.
The Brain Gives Evidence of Inst ant a ae
ons Paralrsle. .
After the execution the witnessing doe
tors retired for awhile, and at 8:30 re
t urued to perform the autopsy. The be dy
ot the dead man as he sat in the execut on
chair, was rigid. The jaw had not fallen
and the pleasant expression with which
Kemmler had greeted the witnesses aa
he entered the execution room, still lin
gered about his features. Dr. Jenkins, of
New York. wa9 deputed to handle the
knife, and Dr. Shrady, at his own sugges
tion, acted as secretary and took full notes
of the operation.
A Scar on the Spine.
The clothing on the body was removed
and this revealed a scar nearly five inc'ies,
in diameter where the second elctr xle
had pressed against the base of the sp ne,
showing that the current had buried
through the flesh. The body looked
healt hy and well nourished. The first t.tep
taken was 'to bind a clinical theremomoter
to the nape of the neck and take the tem
perature. The record demonstrated that
the man was dead beyond all question.
Removal of the Viscera.
Then Dr. Jenkins took his surgeon's
knife and began operations. The tody
was cut open. The heart, lungs and o;her
organs were taken out and their condi
tion noted carefully. They were all put
in Mueller's fluid for preservation ana fu
ture examination. When the orga:""i
the trunk of the body ha examined
Mrsjt"iS u-'P of the skull was re
moved and the brain taken out. This was
the most interesting feature of the exam
ination, as the theory on which the claims
of greater humanity for this method 'of
execution are based is the theory that the
electric current paralyzes the brain in
stantly and thus destroys all sensation.
Seems to Settle Oaa Fart.
The physicians found evidence of
the t'ffect of the current on the
formation of the skull, on the
blood, and on the brain tissne dirttctly
lieneath the point of contact, which satis
fied them that the paralysis of the train
was immediate. This ended the autcpsy,
and the doctors withdrew, while the body
was left in the hands of the prison au
thorities to be bnried in the convict csme
tery, the law making no provision for
handing it over to his relatives.
Dr. Shrady yesterday afternoon tran
scribed his note and prepared then: for
the signatures of the examining surgKna,
but some of them left the city during the
afternoon, so the report will not be tiade
Dr. Schrady'a Opinion.
Dr. Schrady telegraphed an editor al to
The Medical Record, of New York, of
which he is editor, in which, while agree
ing that death was instantaneous and
that scientifically the execution was suc
cess, he held the question of hum tnlty
open, and concludes that it is no imr rove
ment on hanging. He adds to his lidito
rial an argnment against capital punish
ment of auy kind.
They Observed the Law.
New York, Aug. ".The Mail and Ex
press, Commercial Advertiser, and Even
ing Post all strictly observed the law yes
terday afternoon, and published only
brief announcements of the executiin of
Pink eye has appeared among a nu nber
Of cattle in the vicinity of Carthage, Ilia.
The cremation conference has iked
Emperor William to support the cauw ot
buruing of the dead.
Thomas J uetice is under bouds at Ifon
ticello. Ills., on a charge of running a
counterfeit money factory.
Ireland is aain likely to undergo a par
tial famine this wiuter, owing u tho fail
ure of the potato crop in some of 'he coat
con ii ties.
More than 200 of the crews of the United
States squadron of evolution havs d
terted since the squadron arrived in New
York harbor a week ago.
The annnal meeting of the Western As
sociated Press was held Tuesday at De
troit. Isaac F. Mack, of The fean ln&ky
Register, was elected preaideak
Fire has destroyed most of the ancient
monasteries located on Mount Atl os in
Greece. Loss, 6.000,000 franca. T'venty
monks and hermits were cremated.
Poor's Manual says that the earniagsof
all the railways in the United State last
year were $1,003, 736,596, and that tun total
debt of the same roads is t9,931,000,00.
A madman named Frank Tiffany ran
amuck in the Mansion house, at North
Adams, Mass., Tuesday night, and slabbed
two of the servants, one, Royaana Cain,
Otto Wenzlaff seriously shot his sweet
heart, Mary Wenzlaff, at Winona, Ills.,
Tuesday night and then fatally wounded
himself, ishe was his cousin and r 'fused
to marry him.
Governor Fifer, of Illinois, hai par
doned John D. Cochran who wnasent
from Wnbash couuty on a life se itence
for murder. It is now said that tt ere is
no doubt of his innocence.
By the breaking of a ladder used as a
gang plank on the steamer Seneca, at
Chicago, six men were precipitate! into
the Chicago river, and one of them
Ueorge Huston was drowned Wednesday.
A farmer named Castle and hiaw.fe and
three daughters, returning home mar An
na, Ills., Tuesday night, were struck by a
train and the three girls killed, tl.e wife
fatally hurt and Castle himself crippled.
Some farmers selling hay in Milvankee
organized a combine with Charles SSube, a
saloonkeeper and weigher, by which ha
gave them certificates for as much some
times as 1,000 pounds mors than th ilr hay
weighed. Many citlsens were swindled.
A tribe in Alaska being attacked by la
grippe and the medicine men nor. being
able to cure the disease, the Indiana
sharged a boy, son of a chief, with lieing in
league with the devil, and the father,
after a council had been held, agresd that
;he boy should be burned at ths stake.
An American, Capt. Brown, happened on
the scene in time to stop the performance,
and he has brought the boy home with
him to Sau Francisco.
The Congressional Brief.
Washington Citt, Aug. 7. Tho senate
yesterday resumed consideration of the
tariff bill and discussed Morgat'a pro
posed amendment to reduce the duty on
Bessemer iron ore. Gorman mado a long
ipeech in favor of reducing the rate. A
proposition to reduce the rate fro n 75 to
0 cents per ton was defeated. Republicans
roting in the affirmative being Dawes,
ingalls, Paddock, and Plumb.
The house look up the confetence re
port on the original package bill, which
applies only to intoxicating liquors, and
after a debate adopted it. The general
deficiency bill was then resumed and on
verbal amendments the Democrats oc
:upied the whole day denouncing the
Tbe Lincoln Coming Bom a.
London, Aug. 7. Mrs. Bobert T. Lin
coln and her daughters sailed y terday
for New York. Minister Lincoln will fol
low his family to America in N vember,
to he absent from his post for six 'veeks,
Jk amnriKvn Slan In EVvsak '
Washington Citv, Aug. 7. J. C. Cum
mings, of Pennsylvania, and Burton Par
ker, of Michigan, were yesterday appoint
ed special agents of the treasury depart
ment. Keeping Cholera Out of 1.11 on.
Lisbon, Aug. 7. A military cordon has
been established around the cltj to pre
vent tbe entrance of any person coming
from a cholera-infected district.
ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. AUG., 7,
Day at the
COMPETITIVE DRILLS FOE PKIZES.
A Large timber of Cantons Show Their
Pacea Interesting Ceremony on the
Lake Front Conferring the Degree of
Chivalry Tbe Candidates Attended by
Fcnr Fair Women Brilliant Display
of Pyrotechnic A Disappointing At
tendance. Chicago, Aug. 7. The proceedings of
the third day "of the grand cantonment of
Odd Fellows were opened yesterday morn
ing with the exemplification of the Rebekah
decree by the Naomi lodge Columbus, O.,
and the Flora lodge of Chicago. In the
competitive drill on the Lake Front in the
afternoon the following cantons partici
pated: Class A Canton Logansport, Logans
port, Ind.; Canton Excelsior, Chicago;
Canton Frank, Germantown, O.; Canton
Wichita, Wichita, Kan.; Canton Atkins,
Class B Canton Lucerno, Lynn, Mass.;
Danton Arapahoe, Denver, Colo. Class
3 Canton Chicago, Chicago.
Class D Canton Van Wert, Van Wert,
3.; Canton Lincoln's Home, Springfield,
Ills.; Canton T. W. Kizer, Winchester,
ind.; Canton Thompson, Sullivan, Ind.
The drills were followed by a full dress
parade on the drill grounds and an exhi
bition drill by the Chicago Zouaves.
Degree ot Chlvalrw -
At night abrt , people gathered on
the la ' bnt to witness the conferring of
.Tie degree of chivalry and the display of
fireworks. There were a number of Pa
;riarchs candidates for the degree as well
as one civilian. Mayor Cregier. Tbe de
grees were conferred by four young belles
of Paducah, Ky., the Misses Sallie llobba,
Ida Roberts, Mattie Roberts, and
Kate Roundt ree. They were attired
in white, with black velvet embroidered
pes, faced with scarlet silk. The first
named lady fastened the goUen spur to
the candidates' boots; the second pre
sented the chevalier's sword; the third the
iteel gauntlet, and the fourth a silken
love. The badge was then placed by a
little girl on the breasts of the newly
The Pyrotechnic Display.
The display of fire works was in sixteen
divisions and is claimed to have been the
most elaborate ever given in the country.
The first thing shown was a brilliant
burst of fire from the border of the lake.
A celestial canopy of flame died away,
succeeded by a magnificent design repre
senting the decoration of chivalry. Then
the following pieces were exhibited:
Grand tableau, showing the uniformed
troops formed in beautiful and artistic
figures; constellation of stars, produced
by firing from heavy mortars; special
piece. Patriarchs' Militant flag; emblem
atic design of an upstretched hand in
golden fire; silver cataracts; forest of
fire, brilliant pots of fire scattered
aver the ground, producing a weird and
fantastic effect; design, pigeon and pigeon
Jote; African drooping palms: emblematic
design, three links, with letters F. L. T.;
pecial design, peacock-tail, the size of
which waa 15 by 25 feet; Niagara falls,
100 feet in length, suggesting in the power
f the fire the maddening roar ot that
Trouble with the Hallways.
It is stated that the Pacific coast, New
York. Indiana, Ohio, and Canada cantons
found on the eve of departure for this
city that the railways had increased the
fare several dollars, and consequently
there will be a fizzle as to nnmhers pres
snt. At feveo first-class hotels there were
registered yesterday but lfc0 Odd Fellows.
In addition nearly 100 are camped at the
Sixth Regiment armory and quite a num
ber scattered about the city. Some can
tons are stil expected, and a few will get
?n just in time for the parade, bnt hardly
1,0X0 people will lie here in addition to
those who have already arrived.
SAVAGE WARFARE RAGING.
Hie Albanians and Montenegrins Hold
ing a ltltMMly Festival.
Loxdon, Aug. 7. Notwithstanding the
?fforts of the Turkish authorities to en
force peace, a desultory warfare is raging
on the boundaries of Albania and Monte
negro, and it Is attended by ninch barbar
ity. The Montenegrins recently beheaded
(our inhabitants of Gussigne, in Albania,
and the Albanians promptly attacked the
Montenegrins and marched into Gussigne
with twelve Montenegrin heads stuck on
pikes. At latest accounts a band of Mon
tenegrins were hunting for more Alban
Both Slaughter the Christians.
The peasants on the Turkish side of the
border, w ho are mostly Christians, and
not allowed to carry arms, are victimized
by both parties, their families maltreated,
and their children carried off, to lie dis
posed of in some slave market. - Forty
Christian families near Ipek determined
to emigrate to Montenegro. Before get
ting across the frontier they were attacked
by a large party of Albanians from the
mountains. About halt of the peasants
Secretary Blaine's Movements. .
New YonK. Aug. ".Secretary of State
James G Blaine arrived in this city
Wednesday from Cape May. At Jersey
Cily Mr. ISluine was met by his son, Em
mons Blaine. It his intention to visit his
son Emmons in New London. After stay
ing there for a few days he will meet the
president next week in Boston at the
great Grand Army celebration to be held
there. After the celebration Mr. Blaine
will go to Bar Harbor to his cottage for
Gladstone Need Not Worry Himself.
Berlin, Aug. 7. Herr Wermuth, an
attache of the German foreign office, and
Capt. Geissler, of the German navy, have
arrived at Heligoland, whither they were
sent to make arrangements for the trans
fer of the ialand to Germauy. The island
is crowded with Germans. Tuesday night
a band played the German national hymn,
and the people in the vicinity of the band
joined enthusiastically in singing the
words of the anthem.
Robbed of S4.00O Worth of Jewelry.
Newport, R. L, Aug. 7. The residence
of Mr. W. JI. Osgood, Bellevue avenue,
was entered Tuesday evening and plun
dered of jewelry valued at H.O00. There is
no clue. The police believe the burglar
boldly entered tbe house by the front door
while the family were at dinner.
Dastardly Crime in Ireland.
London, Aug. 7. At Macroom, County
Cork, Monday evening, two young men,
Michael Collins and James Lueey, re
jected suitors for the hand of a young
woman named Margaret Sullivan, made a
murderous assault upon the girl with a
bottle of vitriol, burning her face, neck,
and bosom in a frightful manner. Collins
and Lucey were arrested. Miss Sullivan
is in a critical condition.
- Notable Arrival at Bar Harbor.
Bar HaBBob, Me., Aug. 7. Vice Preai
dent Morton arrived from Boston yester
day on the steamer Olivette, accompanied
by Mrs. Morton and their daughters. Mr.
Blaine's carriage met the vice president
and took the party to the Blaine cottage
for breakfast. Gen. Sherman and his two
daughters also arrived on the Olivette and
were driven to the Malvern.
Felt Good Over the Election. .
Covington, Ky., Aug. 7. -Late Tuesday
night, after it had been ascertained that
Joe Schmidt, a salooniat, had been elected
city marshal, Jacob Englehardt, a friend
of Schmidt, repaired to the latter' saloon,
and in tbe presence of a crowd tore up two
1100 bills and four (50 bills, besides throw
ing several handfula of sliver into the
R ATHER TANGLED.
That Report of Gov. Camp
bell's Talk of War.
YE EDIT0E GIVES HIS AUTHORITY,
And It la One of Those "Jaek-Told-M-That-Jlm-Sald-That
.Tom - Heard Blll
Say" Sort of Case One Chief Witness
Repudiates It and tbe Other la Tet To
Heard Democratic Nominations la
Iowa and Dakota.
CohUMBCs, O., Aug. 7. The Columbus
Daily Press last evening gave its author
ity for the statement it made on July 28
that Governor Campbell said he intended
in his speech at the Lodge bill protest
meeting to say that if the bill passed he
would call out the Ohio militia to prevent
its enforcement in this state. Its story is
that its reporter, Hal D. Laudon, waa told
by ex Congressmen George L. Converse
that Allen W. Thurman had told him
(Converse) that he (Thurman) had been so
informed by Governor Campbell and that
the protest meeting should be postponed
to prevent the governor making such a
bad break. Both Thurman and Converse
are Democrats and were speakers at the
It I Converse vs. Thurman.
Mr. Allen W. Thurman made a state
ment for publication, which Is substan
tially as follows: "I have read the state
ment made in The Evening Presa of to
night, and JtaAKspoM tbswa;
t.j.' T:.at i nawioaernor Campbell never
stated or suggested to me that he Intended
to call out the militia of the state in case
tbe bill should be passed. He never stated
to me what kind of a speech he intended
to make or what he intended to say at tbe
meeting to be held on July 18, except that
it would be very brief, the reason for this
biting that Mr. Converse and Capt. Lee
had been chosen to make t he principal
speeches, and ought to be allowed all the
time they wanted. Neither did I ever
state to auy one that Governor Campbell
ever made any sueh statement to me."
Now Let's Hear from Converse.
Mr. Converse has not yet been inter
viewed, but it is understood in newspaper
circles that he will say that Mr. Thurman
did tell him as stated in The Press' ver
sion of the story.
THE IOWA DEMOCRACY.
An Enthusiastic Gathering to Select Nom
inees for State Office.
Cedar Rapids, la., -Aug. 7. Yesterday
the Democracy of the state met here to
nominate a state ticket. Tbe meeting was
large and very enthusiastic, 25 delegates
being present. The preliminary organi
zation was quickly accomplished, com
mittees appointed, and recess taken. At
the reassembling R. G. Phelps, of Atlan
tic, was elected permanent chairman and
H. C. Shaver, of Polk, secretary. Mr.
Phelps made a brief speech, in which he
paid his respects to the "force" bill, and
the prohibitory laws, but did not gener
ally discuss the issues.
Platform and Ticket.
The platform adopted denounces the
Republicans in congress for their support
of Speaker Reed; reaffirms the platform
of lS$9.s to the liquor question; favors
state control of railways; declares for
equitable pension laws; favors a tariff for
revenue only, and advocates reciprocity
with the wholeworld; demands free coinage
of silver, and denounces the election bill.
The following ticket was nominated: Sec
retary of state, William IL Chamberlain;
auditor, D. S. Witter, treasurer. William
U White; attorney general, Cyrus H.
Marker; judge of the supreme court, P.
B. Wolfe; clerk of the supreme court, K.
J. Sankey; reporter of the supreme court,
Theodore W. Ivory; railway commissioner,
Peter A Dey.
The Stat Central Committee.
The state central committee reorganized
last night by the election of Charles D.
Fuller, of the First, district, as chair
man; Thomas IT. Lee, of Red Oak, secre
tary, and Sam Colin, of Muscatine, treas
urer. Democrats are jubilant and say the
splendid ticket nominated by the conven
tion can be elected with proper effort.
PRESIDENT AND PREMIER DISAGREE.
They Cannot Harmonise on the Behring
Sea or Reciprocity.
Cape Mat, N. J Aug. 7 The recent
visit of Mr. Blaine to t he president, at
Cape May Point was not altogether of a
social nature. There was a prolonged
conference on the seal fisheries question
and reciprocity. Blaine is reported on
good authority as maintaining the doc
trine that the claims of the government to
regard Behring Sea as a closed water, like
tbe Delaware or Chesapeake bay, cannot
be successfully accomplished, and that the
president claims it as United States prop
erty, acquired by treaty and purchase, and
must lie held at all hazards.
The Reciprocity IJuestlon.
Blaine, being the guest of tbe president,
did not express his views, but will at a
future cabinet council on the subject.
There were radical differences of opinion
reported on the reciprocity question, and
instead of Blaine being won over to the
president, he is further from him than
before Cae May meeting. There seems
to be small chance of concession enough
on either side to formulate any adminis
North Dakota Democrat.
Grand Fork9, N. D., Aug. 7. The state
Democratic convention was held here
yesterday wit h a large attendance of dele
gates from all The counties. Judge Ben
nett, editor of the Bottineau Pioneer, pre
sided. The platform is a regulation Demo
cratic utterance and the ticket nominated
is as follows: Congresiman. John D.
Benton: governor, W. N. Roach; lieuten
ant governor. George P. Garret; secre
tary of state, F. A. Wilson; auditor
Charles E. Beech; treasurer, Isaac P
Baker; attorney general, J. N. Brooke.
Danville, Ills., Aug. 7. The Prohibi
tionists, Farmers Mutual Benefit associa
tion, Grangers, coal miners, Knighta of
Labor, and every one else who was dissat
isfied with the Democratic and Republican
party, held a unioH congressional conven
tion in this city yeaterday and nominated
J esse Harper for congress. In the legislative
convention Allen Varner was nominated
for the state senate, and John Connelly
received the nomination for representa
tive. Minnesota Democrat.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 7. The Dem
ocratic state central committee yesterday
fixed on Sept. 9 as ths date and St. Paul
aa the place of the state convention.
France and England Agree.
Parib, Aug. 7. The agreement between
England and France in regard to Zand
bar haa been sii?Tvi.
Some years ago we were very much
subject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of the symp
toms that usually preceed that ailment,
such as sickness at the stomach, diar
rhea, etc, we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain's Remedy tbe very
thing to straighten one out in such cases,
and always keep it about. It is some
what similar to the usual cholera cures,
but seems to contain ingredients that ren
der It more pleasant to take, and that do
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dever
euz tellB us that he is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
on, when he obtained a bottle of Cham'
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and two doses made him all
right. We are not writing this for a pay
testimonial, but to let our readers know
what is a good thins to keep in the
house Troy, (Kan.) Chief.
For salt bj Hart ft Bahnsen.
o GREAT OPENING
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
.A.T POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Ment Ladies and
For the Bae8t or Silver Seller.
Washington ClTr. Aur. 7. In order to
suit the convenience of seller of silver
bullion, tbe secretary of the treasury has
issued a circular chanRin the hour at
which kid will b receive.! at the treasury
department aftr tbe 13th instant Imm U
o'chick in., as fixed in the circular of the
lat instant, to 1 o'clock p. ni.
The Mory Waa a r ake.
Long Branch, X. J.. Auk. ".-The story
of the finding of fourdea.l bodies in the
wrecked sand scow which came ashore
here Sunday night is untrue.
Chicago. Aut. .
On the board of tralo to-day quo.Miun were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 August, opened
lH4c, cloned toic; Mav, opeueri Wi'V. close!
V'.Knc; September, opened Wc, clowd f I.O114,
Com No. t August, peneU 4ttc, cUttod Wc;
September, op nod 4yin, cloye t Sc; May.
opened 54c, cloned 64c. Oats No. 2 Augut,
opened ate. cosed t)c; Srj.tcmber, oined
37'4e, clied ic: May,' opened iH-c, closed
?c- rVrk-Srptembr. opened tU.ai. closed
$11.3. January. opn-d tliTS. closed f 12.77t,
Lard- September, opened and closed $4t.4U.
Lire stock Union Hork yards prices: Hogs
Market 0ned rather slow, choice heavy
lot stea iy, others 6c lower; light grades,
H55(ft3.; rouuh packiug, $3.4.1fe3.i mixed
lots. 8.ua-t.nii: heavy packing anj ship
ping lota, 3 6ouJ. i.
tattle -Market stmnr, but no better for
common steers; bulk, &U:&4.4; butchers'
stock stesdy; Texans l.rm. Mieep Market
Ktal&c lower, natives. S -TSiiai; western,
W 8041,4.50; Limbs. t4.50C5.jO.
Produce: Butter Fam y separator, ITSlTVSe
per fine gathered cream, U&Vx fine to goo 1
imitations, lUil'Jc: daries, liue- fresa, l:U
fresh packing stocks. j.Tc. Eggs -Strictly
fresh, l13c per do. Poultry Chickens,
hens, lUo per lb; " spring chirk ns, lite;
roosters. S&V ; turkeys, mixed lots, 9.?litc:
ducks, 8fic; spring ducks lUo. geu, $5
per doi. Potatoes Early O io, $2.;.Tir.a.n )r
bhl; New Jersey Hose, $.1.5(1 fc3 7a. Anplea
.Nsw Illinois green. (4..0 1 per bbl. Kernel
Raspberries K -d, 1 rnJl.T'i per 24-qt ca.
HuckletMrries-S0tf7.V perbox: $1.50 prr ISjt
casa. Blackberries Michigau, $I.IK1j.1.5J per
New YonK, Aug. .
Wheat No. ! red winter. JLCCJ t l.ui 8jsh:
do August, Mflttc; do September. $l.uu: do
October, l.(H4c Com -No. 2 mixed cash,
Mio; do August, 5H ; do t5e;tember. 50 c
Oat Vruiet; No 2 mix d ch, 2iytt43c; do
September, 42lc; do October, 42-. Hje
DulL Barley Nominal. Pork Inll; rnw,
fia.tOai4.00. Lard-Quiet; Sept-juber. JtUW.
Liv Stock: Cattle Market Arm and asliad
higher on prime offerings, but dull and weak
for other sort; poorest t best native stet rs.
$.a4 73 V 1W t; Texans ai d Colorado.
$3.1U38.6il; bull and tows, $ii . .l . heep
and Lamb Sheep, ste-dy; Uuni lir.i.: lie p.
$4.6JBi V loo Bs; lamt. k- .5 .Yi. H g
Nominally dull; liv hogs, f 4.1W 4. Al V luu
Hay TJpland prairie. $9 90911.00
Goal Soft H
Cord Wood $8 B' Q$4. Q.
A ertara of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all la leavsalng itrsnrth. U. 3. Govrumni
-THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
3011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUFPLIES-
If1! 6I-IR1 JaTT ,ri0J",I";he "It- .de from pnrr cream
lUb Vg,&V.IVI psnieUltc ' e"Pl ljinR "'
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
m:. e. mu rrin,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-erst St.. R.ijk Iiianl
p.t tiZk ' GroC"ieB th" Wi" Mla lo' M'taE Price. A share of pubiic
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods-
Boy -, sell, and trades an, article.
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1626 Third avenue
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
J. T. IQIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
F. OT. HERLITZKH,
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider', grocery, flock blan.i.
for floe fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
deU ths latest style. Also repairing done with neatnes. sad dispatch.
House and Sign Painter.
First-class Graining and Paper Hinging.
P.O. Box 672.
AVE., HOCK. ISLAND, ILL.
A soecialty made of Jewelrr,
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
Shop Fourth Ave, bet list and iid Sts.