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THE ABGUB. WEDNESDAY, MAY. ."20, 1891
THIIU) PARTY MEN.
They Hold th
i Power at
DELEGATES FULL OF ENTHUSIASM.
Basinets Becna with a Striking feene of
Hellglons rrrror Ohio and IlllnoU
Men Make Known What They Are
There For Donnelly and AVcaver at
Oots at the Start The Great Crypto
gramlst Made (hairman of the flat
form Commit tee The T rant-Missis.
ClXClSSATl. May 21 At 2 p. m. yester
day when the National Union conference
was called to order at the Music Hall that
building was as full of delegates and
spectators as it cou'.d well be, and allow
them to breathe. The delegates an 1
others were full of enthusiasm, which
they let loose as prominent men in the
movement made their appearance. As
the delegates assembled the great organ
filled toe ball with the strains of "The
Star Spangled Banner," and the national
colors, which were everywhere through
out the build. ng, repou leJ with tremors
and flutterings, as the air vibrated with
the strains. There were no other decora
tions except a few Knights of Labor ban
ners, and bat three mottoes were visible.
They were: Tnited We Stand; Divided
We rail;" fcXine Millions of Mortgaged
Homes;" and "Opposition to All Monopo
lies." Some lYelimlnary Meetings.
When the delegates were assemblingtwo
meetings of state delegations wers being
held on the tipper floor of the hall. One
was that of the Illinois delegates, who
made A. J. Streeter chairman and II. E.
Taubeneck vice cbairmin, selected S.
F. Norton, of Chicago, for Illinois mem
ber of the national committee of the new
party which those present were sure
would be born at this conference, and put
themselves on record for a third party.
The other was composed of Ohio men,
and they also nnanimously declared for a
third party and for government loans to
'the people m 2 per cent. It was also re
solved that whether the conference formed
a third psrty or not, the Ohio men would
do so. This was carried with ahurrah.
Srene in the Main HalL
The entire floor of the main ball as
well as a portion of the stae were given
tip to the delegates, the two tiers of gal
leries beiu thrown open to the public.
The delegates were remarkably prompt
in getting together, hundreds of them be
ing in their seats as early as noon. The
nve Alliance congressmen came in to
gether, and hs they passed down the aisle
the vast audience rose to its feet and
cbeerel Again and again. "Calamitv"
Weller. of Iowa, slipped into bis seat
without being seen, while Senator PrftVr
and Speaker Eider, who came in late, re
ceived an ovation. So did Streeter, of
Illinois; Washburn, of Boston; Weaver,
ot Iowa, and Congressman Livingstone,
of Georgia. From a corner in the gallery
John P. St. John, the Prohibition leader,
with National Secretary John L. Thomas,
E. J. Wheeler,. and Drj Cranfill. of. Texas,
watched the proceedings with keen interest.
THE BODY CALLED TO ORDER.
striking tUligioo Opening of the Con
ference Cunningham' Speech.
The duty of ciilline the convention to
order devolved upon W. F. Wrightmayer
and, led by the big organ, the delegates
joined in the stirring strains of the
national hymn. There was a striking
scene after the close of a fervent prayer by
Rev. G. P. Foster, of Cincinnati, when
every man'jrnd Tvoman rose to their feet,
and, in lond and distinct tones, repeated
the Lord's prayer. Hon. Charles Cun
ningham, of Arkansas, was chosen tem
porary chairman, and escorted to the
platform by four U&ion soldiers. In a
brief speech tie outlined tbecircnmstances
under which the convention had been
called. A ceLtury ago their fathers said
that when the government became in
supportable they had a right not only to
protest, but to resist. It was that right
they bad met to exercise. It was not war
or pestilence that had ground down the
toilers to the condition they were in to
day. It wuh the heel cf the sbylocks.
The people, however, had diagnosed t!ie
disease; f.rvl proposed to find a remedy
here and cow.
Knoinrst lipgun With a Snarl.
After a Kansas glee club had told bow
it was proposed to make the monopolists
loosen hp their claws, there was a pro
longed suarl o'er a proposition to call the
states and territories for members of the
committee on credentials. Ogdeu, of
Kentucky, protected that the convention
had do right to recoguizs localities, and
the appointing power rested solely in the
organ izntions represented. A doz:n dele
gates tried to tpeak at one?, but finally
the chairman sat down o i all of them aud
Ogden us well, aud the committee was
loiiiiellj Creates a Ii version.
Ignatius D-jimeily created cousid-rable
of a diversion nt this juueture by at
tempting to take a Snap vote ou the
third party question, in moving tb9 ap
pointment of A national committee.
Amid Applause from two-thirds of the
benches lie said that he supposed there
was no doubt that ail were agreed that
they were there to form a third parry,
aud certainly not there to act as an ap
pendage to either of the old parties.
Donnelly latul scarcely gotten through
when his proposition was antagonized by
Gen. WeavMn. .who heatedly denounced it
as an improper and unfair attempt to
commit tbeonventioo on the sly. He
wanted the subject discussed freely, he
aid, when the proper time came, but
Donnelly was taking an uudue advantage
in springhifpft with the evident inten
tion of taking suap judgment. Donuelly
protested tha he bad no intention of the
kind, but bis motion was kquelched ou a
technical point, aud the anti-new party
people applauded vigorously.
THE COMMITTETON PLATFORM.
Ignatius lloaaielly Choaen Chairman
Mass-Meeting at Night.
Farther progress was suspended by the
announcement that the committee on cre
dentials were not prepared to report, and
after the state delegations had selected
their representatives of the committee on
platform and resolutions a recess was
taken until 0 this morning. Part of the
personnel of the cojimltlee Is as follows:
South Dakota, John M. Deane: Georgia,
U J. Post; Illinois Jame II. D.ll: Iodi
ana, M. C. Rankin: Iowa. Gen. James
B. Weaver. Kansas, John G. Otis; Mich
igan, Mrs. S. tve Emery; Minnesota, Ig
natius Donnelly; Nebraska., John H. Pow.
rrs; Missouri. Leverett Leonard; Ohio,
lohn seitz; Wisconsin. Robert schilling.
The committee met at 4 d. m. and chose
Donnelly for chairman and Schilling for
The prospects are good for ftn all night
session, beveral of the members are
inclined to make the report a kind of
"omnibus bill" by incorporatine clanks
touching woman suffrage, prohibition.
government control ot railways, and a
score more of radical - theories Vir
and Powers, moreover, will strenuously
uj reierence 10 a intra party,
although on this they will be largely out
voted. The majority wants a platform
short and atrer. tnntni, Kn .
I -whvu.u WWW LUlLt J I
fourof the principal issues ont of whirh
m t,1 v " u mo ucv xiiove&ueuu.
-Mcht Meetinr at Muaie Rolf.
Last nieht the delecxtM hna.ia.i h, .
i. i i . . J
uuu, marcnea tnrougn the Drinc mal
streets to Music hall, where addresses
were deliver.! hr ktiif tt.- j t
J 11.11 nuu A.
. ilkina. of Kansu nn tk .n.iti
' , uw bvuuuiVU
of agricultural and wage-earning classes,
and the need for political action in order
ma reureas ot existing abases might be
The "PeODleV nartv rialoo-afaa " Km.
- J -pi. u (. . u
aaoptea a national badge. It is simnlv
an inch square fragment of light blue
ribbon to be sewn on thA rut i.ri
1 tie report of tha rnmmiiriu nn xAan
tials will show that 1,353 accredited dele
gates compose tne convention. In addi
tion there are some SCO out rf imn visi
tors wno. w hile identified with the Alii
ance, have no credentials that will
authorize tbem to sit or vote.
Ihe COmmittAA nn rwinant
tion decided late last night to present the
name of Senator IVffr frr rx.i-n.nAn
v n.i uiautuil
tonpiamt Against New England and
Applause for Mavor Shk
Dejtver, Colo..Mav 20 When th i mo
delegates to the Trans-Mississippi con
gress was called to order yesterdav bv
1 : 4 .. . -r- , .
icsiutui r isnoacK, tney took seats in a
ball decorattd lavishlv and beautifnllv
with the national colors ami uHrK tv,
location of each delegation indicated bv
the state escutcheon. Louisiana con
tributed to the decoration bv a bank r,t
nowers tive feet high. The delegates were
welcomed bv Gov. Rnntr irhn nnf
word for free silver, and Mayor Rogers,
who commented upon legislative aud con
gressional uuties toward the people.
lontroiird ty ew England.
Chairman Fishback. in hi,
speech, deprecated the raising of any sec
tional issue and declared that the nine
-ew England states controlled all the
rest of the country, principally because of
the "uemonetization" of silver, which has
blighted vast areas west of the Miss
issippi. A recess was then taken and at 3
p. m. the congress reassembled, when
the credentials committee made its report
finding all the delegates properly present.
Speeches were made by Mayor Shakes,
peare, of New Orleans, and othe.-s, after
which the convention adjourned for the
Refer to the Orleans Mob.
Shakespeare's address was the most
notable. He said and was applauded
from start to finish tnat it had ben his
good fortune to grapple with a great
question. New Orleans was as peacea
ble a city as there was in the country;
c-rtainly it was an American city. The
city had been terrorized by 3-00 assassins
from Europe. He thanked the people of
the couutry for upholding him in trying
to do his duty, and was glad he was put
in a position to enunciate a few ideas of
American principles. Ex-Governor An
thony complimented Shakespeare for bis
"management of the New Orleans affair."
I'nrely a Home Afiair.
Londox, May 20. No Russian or other
outside influences are suspected in the
ferment attending the attempted expul
sion of Queen Natalie from R-U-rrI.
The ex-queen considers herself a grossly
injured woman, and it is admitted that
ex-King .Milau's divorce from her was
illegally obtained. The note of the gov
ernment announcing the resolution ot the
Sckuptchina that she ought to quit tl
country was handed to her ten days agj.
As she remained obstinate force was ap
pealed to, and a condition bordering on
civil war is the result.
Test of the Vesuvius.
For.T Monroe, Va., May 20. The Vesu
vius returned yesterday from the first
day's trial of her pnuematic guns, every
thing having worked smoothly and with
out accident. Six shots were fire from a
gun tef-ted yesterday, at ranges of a mile
and less, ti.ree of them while the vessel
was stationary and three while at lull
cred. One struck the buli's-eye aud ail
fell within the space occupied by an or
dinary vessel. The boar J is satisfied with
the result thus Jar.
Some Light on the Barnaby Case.
Sax Fuaxcisco, May 2 J. Mrs. Dr.
Martin says that Mrs. Barnaby was in this
city from .March 2G to April (j, under her
treatment for paralysi-,. Mrs. AVorred
was with Mr. lUmaby, and treated her
very roughly. Dr. Martin advised Mrs.
liariiaby to get a new companion, and she
replied that she wished she could get
away. from the Worrell woman, but sije
was afraid of her.
Eighteen Men Made Mangled
and Mutilated Corpses.
FIFTEEN OTHERS TEEEJBLY HTTET.
ne iJeauiy Material Explodes on
work Train, , Blowing the Car to
Splinters and Tearing l"p 600 Feet of
Rails The Victims Hnrletl in Every
Direction and Torn Linib from Limb
A Scene That Looked Like a Field of
Battle Horrible Details Other Casu
Tabrttows, x. V, May 20. A work
train ou the Hudson River road was
lown to atcms yesterday, one mile and
half below Tarrytown, by an explosion
t dynamite in transportation for blasting
purposes in track construction. There
vere possibly fifty men, including Ital
ian laborers and trainmen, on board. Of
t lese eighteen were instantly killed Ad
fifteen terribly torn and wounded. Many
o- the dead were blown into the river,
a id five bodies still remain there unre
ct.vered. The train was blown to atoms,
tl e tracks tipped from their bed and a
CTCat hole manv feet ilwn dip nut rtf tho
eercn, totally blocking trafhc on the rail-
rcaa xor many Hours.
Broke Glass in Tarrytown.
The dynamite was all stored on the
first of the four flat cars composing the
trin. It consisted of twenty-four casts,
and each case contained fiftv pounds.
making a grand total of 1,200 pounds of
of the terrible explosive. The force of
th explosion was terrific The ground
tn-mbled as though from an earthouake.
the walls of several Tarrvtowu hnnM
were shaken and cracked, and in the Tar-
town streets the window glass fell in
showers to the sidewalks. In Tarrvtnwn
scores of clocks stopped, and it is in this
wa? thae almost the exact hour of the ex
plosion 11:30 is fixed.
Frlghtfol Effect of the Explosion.
A snark from a nassintr pno-ina iB u
n - - j w-
lieted to have caused the explosion. The
im.u wits uiieriy uemoiisne 1, and eye
witnesses sav the air w fi:lo.i
splinters and debris, while the bodies of
tne luckless train crew were hurled, some
of them torn limb from limh in
direction. A terrible sight presented if..
self to those who hurried to the scene of
the wful accident. The ground, as far as
cou.d be seen, was covered with debris.
The track was torn up for a space of 600
feet and the rails were Hpnt inm u vini.
oi f na pes. Dead faces -an.! mntii.t,i
bodies looked up at one from all dir.
Wounded Horribly Mutilated.
Tteeneine was blown nm rr ii ..-
blan :e of an engine, and the tender was
uiow nail wav lntn thA Tt.
- - . a uo uat
cars were blown into nartirW Th.r.
ganthe awful work of bringing in the
dead and wounded. Men were f nn ml
a nundred yards awav from th irb
wuu- otners were innnil in th
tion made by the deadly explosive. The
woutded were suffering from mnct
rible mutilations, in many instances arms
ana legs oeing torn off, heads bruised
and todies blee liner. ThA can
old toldiers of scenes after a hl.Wlc
no aenng tne civil war.
Picked Cp Along Ihe Track.
along the track, while five were i..t.n
from ihe rivtr. Three of the ininrArl r..
veyed to the larrytown station died
snortiy after reaching there. It is be
lieved that there are still two bodies in
the river, and this would brinir the tifjil
number of killed up to twenty.
ihe followine is a nartial list tli
i ... . v v i ii v
dead, -vhose mangled bodies have been re
covers 1: .Tr.hn VcP.rtln. im.ku -
- iiuk&ctci, V L
North Tarrytown; Frank Morrissey, who
uaa cnarge ci tne dynamite, of Peekskill-
r t i . .
ormtinaa oonu smitn anil tiftoon Tt-1.
laas, ntmes unknown.
The Injured Amerlrana.
The vronnded trainmen and other Ameri
cans are given below. The Italians weer
known only by numbers, and their names
are not. at this time, known, but there are
a uozeL or more: treorge Herrick, engin
eer; Le j Pau. fireman, cf Startahnro- rvn.
ductor Connor, of East Alhanv- hrt.
man, name unknown; Ed Fmneean. of
Peekskill; Brakeman Fisher, of Croton;
Michael McCormick. hlarksmirh- Thn..
iinneg.in, macksmith's help;r.
I'anic in a Fliirh Schiuil.
A nanie occurred in thA )iir.i, tnhnAi r
Aarrjtowu among tne pupils. The school
uuuuiotf was vioientlv shaken and the
- ; i . j i . .
iiutiii auu leacners rnnnr-ht. that on
earthquake had occurred. The children
ran our, of their cLas3 rooms into the
street, tut fortunately none was iniured
u .ue w :ia rusn.
.ivmnimeoi me exniosion twr mpn
wjre sn fishing on the bank of the river
neai tht scene of the accident. They are
suppose I to have ln ),lntrn ; ., . k
river an 1 drowned.
The Trotting Kegister Association.
CllICAUO, May 2J The directors of the
Americau Trotting Register association at
its meeting yesterday incorporated a rule in
its by-laws admitting for registry pacers
who have ma le a record of 2:55 and un
der. A board of errors was appointed
consisting of Lucas Brodhea I, of Ken
tucky; W. p. Ijams. of Terre Haute, Iud.,
aud C. F. Emery, of Cleveland, O.
"Earnest Workers" In a Bad Boa.
I'HILALELI'niA, May 20. The supreme
officers of the Earnest Workers were ar
raigned before Magistrate Pole yesterday.
They are charged with conspiracy to de
fraud. The president of the Earnest Work
ers, Edward Harris, was not in attend
ance, and his lail-5,000 was forfeited.
Tbe others were put under bail for a bear
ing a week from yesterday.
Soldiers ou Trial for Lynching.
Walla Walla. Wah., May .-20. The
court of inquiry, under orders of the war
department, was convened Monday to in
vesticate the cirenmatanraa nt th lrnh-
ing of A. J. Hunt on April 24, by soldiers
from Fort Walla Wal'a .m.oi-irr Hnn
save hia teatimonv. firing the rnilt rr tk.
crime upon the soldiers.
PER L IN SMOKED STURGEON.
Slany Tittsburg People Poisoned Four
Italians Buried Alive.
1'iTTSirrw, Pa., May 20-The number
of smoke i sturgeon poisoning cases is on
me incr-ase. lestenlay a number of
new cases scattered ail over the city were
reported at the bureau of the health
oKice. 1 homas Rourke of Center avenue
is tne m st seriously ill. H;s case has
assumed an aiarming condition. Several
pnysiciats sav that it will h nr.v -ai-
before lbs systems of the victims can dis
charge all of the traces of the poison.
The boar 1 of health have furnished sev
eral cneaists with pieces of the smoked
usu ior analysis.
Pot a Light lu an Oil Tank.
BOSTON, May aO. One man was fatallv
and two others seriously injured by an
explosion Which DlTtirnr) tf.-
the Eject rical Forging company's works
w iv, u.iicr street, ine accident was
caused by the placing of a lighted candle
iu iu empty on tank.
Four of the Eleven Dead.
ruuviDiscE, tl. L. May 2J. At the
new sewate works in Em wood yesterday,
eleven Italians n hnrU in - t
Seven wen; dug out in time to save their
in es, out ine other four are still buried
auu are uuunuuteaiy dead.
Lightning Wiped Out the Family.
iX.DON. -Jav 20 A f.rm n j
Busendorf who lived at Krengwald, near
Treves, iwiinisn Prussia, was Bitting at a
"U1 J" J' fonse with his son and
uaugaier, t unng a thunder storm, when
uwu ui ai z Li lh lit cr irranr r iav knn-
J . - a-w hUU3C sVall-
The Greatest Bargains in FINE MILLINERY we
have ever shown. The like not seen in
Rock Island before.
123 dczen (1476 Hats "and Rnnnpta
42 dozen Misses' White Straw Hats, fancy loop braid, at 25c each.
23 dozen Ladies' Straw Rata anrl Tlnnnata elorranr. ohortoD nanr rrrAa 4MnVn V.
slates, navy and blackB. The greatest drive of the year. Your cboice for 7c
28 dozen Misses' White Leo-h
lou have never before seen these goods sold for less than 75c to $1.50.
30 dozen different kisdn nf hnta all th
a fracUon of real value and will be sold as an advertisement, far below any thine: you have nil
before heard quoted for high class millinery.
We placed on sale Monday morning 25 dozen Cape May Shade Hats at only 5c each Tho-a
will be continued as long as they last. "s'
FT -1 -a
inmmea aanor Hats ror boys and girls, only Sc a piece.
A-lot of white and colored wreaths go at 7c.
One Case (50 tiCeS 12iP Dress Satinea nt o noi.,1 srt- 1
accordingly -aiKe lul g"vern yonrseive?
-A Shower ot Roses for THURSDAY.
REMEiMBER, WE SAY THURSDAY.
5000 fine Roses aril Pnnripa will ha crM r Ti.nn i i, e r- . .
, . trr- a.iim juai ai 11; catu. UI ill irvul live to IWentV
times the price named. J
Snerial harcaina in Vlrinrcrn T);iv, rr: . r-j
a -...o, .Muuii8, auu. ajimuiiugs. r irsi come, nm eervea, as we can
not be exuected to trim all hats on same day order is given, but we have a large force of help
and will do the very best we can.
1712, 1714, 1716, 1718, 1720, 17'2i, Second Avenue.
This space is reserved for a plat of '
SCHNELL'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
The Plat will be ready in a few davs.
We are opening-tne most complete line of Hardware ipeeialties erer affarad t Back
Island beeide oar reralar s oci of ttaple and buQdera Hajdw,,
Poeket, Tables Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
florM. Steaa, Boll.ra. Pasteur Germ Proof FUtert, conoy r.rnMc TaT
worfc Wnmttog, Coppertmithlng acd Etetni Fitttef .
BAKER Sc HOUSMAN,
1823;Second avenne,Rock Island.