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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. MAY 21. 1891
Promised to Voters at Next Na
THE PEOPLE'S PAETY IN THE EIXQ.
A Lusty Yonmir Horn at Cincinnati
Amid Wild InthutUstu A I'erlara
Hon of Principle Adopted Thai Take
In All th "Frvtrntitri" Kxeept tha
Teetnta'len Preparation M.d for
' tbe Nomination of a National Ticket
Net Veat Mr, t.ongar Holla Ine.
dent of the Closing lay.
CiSCirxAT:, Mv 2L A new psrty was
born her yetsrlay, which its name i
the 'People'" party. The resolution
committee fcaj completed tLe'.r wort at 3
o'clock in the morning, and retired to
thtir coutheito obta.n a little retere
the work; of the day be;un, teadi!y re
fusioe to fcive tLe press representatives
any inkling of the nature or tbe platform.
The conference came to order promptly at
10 o'clock, and a chorus from tbe Farm
ers' Alliauce socR-bock, followed by a
fervid , prayer by Kst. D.-lamatyr, the
Greenback ex-congretsruaa, were the
opening features, toother with applause
when tbe reverend gentleman arose and
frequent aniens from tbe delegates
n hu sppsal to the tbrjaa of grace
ni?t lh? tearty endorsement of some z?al
ou reformer. Then there was a lumor
ou ditty by the Kansss City Glee club.
Clearing I he Ieck lor Action.
tbe delegates began to clear tbe
decks tbe action when tbe platform com
mittee should report. The arrangements
coin m it tee reported that they had spent
J5, and only bad 3t to balance tbe
same. A collection set this matter right.
Tb credentials comm. ttee reported i,4!"
delegates present, cf whom Indiana sent
15. Kansas 477, and Obio 3 IT. Jesse Har
per, cf Illinois made a characteristic
speech, full of funny stories, at which the
conference laughed itself hoarse. A rule
was announced limiting to one vote dele
gates who represented several organiza
tions A Couple cf Diversion.
A d,veraon was created by Grove;-, of
W.sccns.a. who tried to speak against
ti.e th.nl party idea, but he was squelched
by uprcar, and finally r.imiiied into his
chs;r ry tbe ergeant-at-arms. Mrs.
Gougar was the next to start a row. sje
pleaded i;r a prohibition plank, and then
denounced the banquet to which the dele
gates Laff been invited, winding up with
the declaration that the brewers were
running the conference, after which sie
repudiated the whole business and
walked oat of the hall.
. Peffer lor Permanent Chairman.
The r.rcar.izjitir.n pftmmiltA Mnr.ptA.l
tor chairman Senator I'effer, and he
came forward and spoke, proclaiming
this convention thi most important that
ever met in this country; declaring that
nowever it imgni oe uiviaea on iniuor
points, it was a unit on tbe proposition
that the "money power" must go. Then
Mrs. Marion Todd, of Chicago, presented
him wUi' a basket of flowers. Delegate
Savage, colored, from feouth Carolina,
made a neat speech, saying that bis peo
pie were poorly represented because they
were too poor to come an appeal having
previously been made from tbe platform
for fun is to pay the speaker's way bom;;.
The hat was passed around and a suhi
timt sum soon collected, ami 1st great
Coming Event foreshadowed.
The committee on order of business
Jhen reported. Tbey limited speecbes to
live minute, and had a place for thj ap
pointment of a national committee, fore
shadowing a third party. The anti-third
party intru made a fight on tbe report, but
ft Was no use. It went through witti a
Krrrah, and when the vote was an
nounced pandemonium broke looe. Cha.r
mm Peffer was "not in it." He ham
mered for order in vain. Iut he finally
managed to make h'iraeif heard, and de
clared the convention a.ijourneci until
2 p. m., at which time the platform would
DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES.
The Conference 4ioe Mild Over the
lllrtli o the "People's" Party.
Soou after the convention had reassem
bled at 2 o'clock the report of the commit
tee on platform was presented l y Ignatius
Doanelly and read by Robert Schilling.
It opened with a long statement of
the political and social grievances and
evils that had rendered political action
not only desirable hut necessary. Then
c line tbe resolutions. The fct. Loui,
Oca I. i and Omaha platforjjs are indorsed
and summarized as follows: "The right
to make'and issue money is a sovereign
power to lie maintained by the people lcr
the 'common benefit: hence we demand
the abolition of national banks as banks
of issue, and as a substitute for national
bank notes we demand that legal tender
treasury notes be issued in sufficient
volume to transact tbe busiuess of the
country on a cash basis, without damage
or especial udvantage to any class or call
ing, such notes to be legal tender in pay
ment of all uebts, public and private.
Two Per Cent. Loan and Flee Silver.
"And such notes, when demanded by
the people, shall lie loaned to them at nut
more thau i per cent, per annum npin
non-imperishable products as indicated in
the sub-treasury plan, and also upon real
estate with proper limitation' upon the
quantity of land and amount of mouey.
We demand the free and unlimited coin
age of silver. We demand the passage of
laws prohibiting alien ownership of laud
and tnat congress take prompt tenon to
devise some plan to obtain all lands now
owned by anen and foreign syndicates,
and that all land held by railroads and
other corporations in excess of such as is
actually used and needed by them be re
claimed by tbe government and held for
actual settlers only.
Taxation, Keveuoe, Railway Regulation.
"We demand that taxation national,
state or municipal shall not be used to
build up one interest or class at the ex
pense of another; that all revenues na
tional, state or county shall be limited
to tbe necessary expeuses of the govern
ment, wconoinically and honestly admin
isteied; a just and equitable system of
graduated tax on iucouie; the most rigid,
honest and just national control and su
pervision of tbe means of public commu
nication and transportation, and if this
control and supervision does not remove
tbe abases now existing we demand the
government ownership of such means of
communication and transportation; the
election of president, vice president and
United States, senator by a direct fx te of
Preparations for 1891.
The resolutions then provide for the
campaign of All progressive organ
izations are urged to attend the confer
ence Feb. 22, lV2;-a national commit ;ee is
provided for which shall attend that
conference, and try to arrange for i na
tional convention, failing in whit h, it
shall call one itself to be held not later
than June 1, to name a national
ticket. Tbe members of the nat onal
commit tee for each state, where there is
no independent political organization, are
Instructed to conduct a system of agita
tion. Supplementary Resolution.
Additional resolutions recomuend
tbe question of woman suffrage to f.tv.
orabie consideration by the state bo lies.
Tbe congress of 103 is charged with
changing the terms of payment of tha
national debt .public credit strengtbe ling
acti, and this convention demauds that
enough greenbacks shall be i"a 1 to
make the pay of the soldiers eqUal to
par with coin. A resolution in lav r of
tbe extension of the eight hour law so as
to apply to "all corporations." another
condeming the World fair director oa
refusing to concede a minimum sea e of
wages, and another demanding the sub
mission to the supreme court of the
act admitting Oklahoma, so that litigation
may be stopped among the settlers.
They Liked the Name Adopted.
Great enthusiasm was manifested when
the first resolution naming the new
movement tbe People' party of the
United States was real, the victor ou
element indulging in sevarnl rouncs ot
app!aue. At the conclusion of the read
ing Schilling made an energetic argument
in favor of adopting the platform as pre
pared, and appealed to the deiegati-s to
abstain fram adding any pet theories to
BRIDGING THE BLOODY CHASM.
A Great Time 0r the Adoption of the
T. H. Davis, of Texas, an ex-Confederate
officer and a typical southerner,
moved the adoption cf the platform and
resolutions in their entirety, declaiing
that it was time that the farmers of the
south aud the laboring men of the ntrth
cla'ped hands across the chasm anJ
buried the bloody shirt forever. Hj v.-as
followed by a Union sold er. G?n. Ji an
WaisA-orta, of Fort Wayne. lad., who,
towarl tte close of au impassioned ad
dress, called upon the Texas ex-Con:ei-erate
to return to the platform. D; vis
complied, b ing;ng with him Col. K. W.
Humphrey, the leader of tne coiored Alli
ance of ttle south, which boasts of a m m
bership of 1.;.'5,0a),
A Triangular Handshake.
The three men clasped hands, and e.ich
ntttred a fervent -God bless yoa." The
Sight moved the delegates on the floor to
a irenzy. Thev broke from their sef ts,
bearing aloft the banners designating : he
respective states, and crowded upon and
around the state. Tbe ex-Confederite
seized one of the American flags that dec
orated tne desk of the presiding offi r
and waved it in the air, and Wadsworth
and Humphreys followed his exam; le.
Tbe delegates were short cf bunting, so
they tore down the fl-igs from the gal
leries and organ loft and literally wrapped
tbe three men in their folds, while ch?er
after cheer echoed in tbe rafters. For
twenty minutes or more it was a pande
monium of enthusiasm.
A Regular Love Out.
One-half the audience sang the Star
Spangled Banner while the other half w as
rendering America, and the men frcm
Kansas and Texas hugged and embrace 1
their colleagues from the west and north
west. Order was restored only wh?n
every body was exhausted, and then tne
debate on tbe platform was resumed ny
ex-Ccngressniau lioynton, of Massachu
setts. He was followed by representatives
of all the organizations that compos.-d
the convention, and everything was hf r
monious until S. G. Miller, of California,
came to the front with a proposition t -
add a strong prohibition plank to t-.e
The Apple of Discord.
Just as soon as he had made known Lis
intention the convention was in an u 3
roar, and for half an hour there was a
monkey and parrot kind of a time.
Miller hell his ground, whiie Senator
I'tffer splintered the lid of his desk with
his gavel in fruitless efforts to restore
order. Above the din could be heard tte
voices of Jona McGovern. of Chicago, au 1
Robert Schilling, the former trying to
squelch the California man on points f
or.ler, and tne latter declaring that h-s
was a firebrand and the tool of outside
enemies of the movement who sought t.
destroy it at the start.
PeflTer Will Have Pair Play.
Quiet was only secured after Senator
Ii tier had managed to tuabe-the conven
tion understand that if the session con
tinued all night no motion for an ad
journment would be entertained until
t!ie Caliiorn.an had been given a fair
jow, and the latter was then allowed t.i
c mtiuue. Oa being put to a vote, how
ever, his plank was snowed under by an
overwhelming majority, and the resolu
tions, without addition or alteration, wen
alopted. After this the roll waa ca'.lea
lor members of the national committee.
Western Members of the Cemmitee.
Tbe western members of the commit tee
are as follows,:
Iowa J. II. Weaver, M. L What -V
Illinois S. T. Norton, A. J. Streeter,
II. K. iaubeneck.
Kausits I. I. E:der, Lei Dumbald,
R. S. Osbom,
Michigan Ben Colvin, Mrs. S. E. V.
Emery, John O. Seabell.
Minnesota Ignatius Donnelly. C. X
Perkins, Andrew Stevenson.
Missouri 'aul J. Dickson, J. W. Rod
gers, W. O. Atkeson.
Nebraska J. H. EJmestou, William
Dysart, W. H West.
On io Hugo Preyer, J. C. H. Cobb, H.
Wisconsin Robert Schilling, Alfred
Manbemier, A. J. Phillips.
Iaubeneck Make the Closing Speech.
When the name of Representative
Taubeueck was announced by the Illinois
delegatiou there was a cry from all parts
of the hall for his appearance ou tbe
stage, and thiee cheers were given for A.
J. Streeter, who was seated in the Illinois
delegation. Taubeneck responded in a
brief speech. He said: "You see before
you about al' that is left cf the celebrated
Independent party in the Illinois legisla
ture, so often called the 'Big Three.' We
are standing on the brink of a conflict be
tween capital and labor, and tbe longer
that conflict is postponed tbe worse it will
be, and our politicians might as well de
cide to stop a cyclone or tbe movements of
tbe stars a to evade this issue." At 6:30
tbe convention adjourned sine die.
Terrible Visitation to a County
A DOZEN SILLED AS D 100 I5JCEED,
Twelve Miles of Country Ievatated
the Ruin Ueing Complete The Names
m ne uead nork of the
notary i error Elsewhere Thirty Vic
tim or It Wrath, Some Fatally Hurt
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Burst in Kui.
Mexico. Mo., May '.L A cyclone swept
througn Audrain county early yesterday.
devastating a section twelve miles loug
and a mile broad. A dozen persons were
killed and over 100 injured. The devas
tated district is twelve miles northeast of
this city. The number of wrecked dwel
lings Las not yet been ascertained, but
over fifty bave been reported. In every
case the devastation has been complete,
ana in many cases the unfortunate vie
tims lose home, crops, farming impl
ments and live stock. All the physicians
ot this city are out attending to the in
jured, and calls for assistance have been
sent to surrounding towns.
Whole Families Ilurled Id Rains.
Oce of the first residences in the line of
the storm was that of W. E. Morris. The
entire family of six was badly injured
and buried in the rains of the house. At
E. B. Morris' seven persons were injured,
two of them fatally. At the farm house
of William Yostmeyer not a board was
left standing. Mr. Yostmeyer was killed
and his wife and three children danger-
on-Hy injured. Gus Kunkel was blown
against a wagon and killed. - John Crane
was caught in his wagon and killed.
A List of the Known bead.
The names of tbe dead, so far as ob
tained, are: John Crane, William Rog
ers, F. Kunkel. Emily Seal, Gertie
Fletcher, and William Yostmeyer.
Visited southern Iowa.
Brr.UNOToN, Iowa, May 21 It is re
ported a cyclone passed through the south
part of Iowa last evening, destroying
shade trees, ftaces and small buildings.
No report of persons being injured has
been received yet.
HAVCC NEAR CENTRAL1A, VO.
live Mile of Destruction Thirty Per
on Hurt, some fatally.
Centf.ai.Ia. Mo, May 1. a cvclone
pas-ei northeast across this country yes
terday afternoon, doing great damage.
A score of farm hou-.es were blown down
and many people dangerously injured.
The residence of John Harrison, a
wealthy farmer, was demolished and five
members of tbe family injured. The
house and barn of J. Dillard and John
Carter were carried away and destroyed.
The Wheat All Leveled. Q
The tornado cut a swath through tne
township five miles long and iX yards
wide. Growing wheat, fences and trees
were leveled to the ground. Physicians
were sent to the scene, and on returning
last Light report that thirty persons were
injured, several of them probably fatally.
Much damage is reported in the vicinity
of Marshall. "
CLOUD-BURST IN KANSAS.
Two familie Swept Away and Tiro
Wichita. Kan.. May 21. Word has
just reached here of a temS; cloud-burst
with fatal results in Comanche county
Tuesday. Joseph and Charley Sherman,
with their families occupied claims
6oath of Protection, their cabins being
pitched on the side of a ravine. The
orm came on at night, the ravine be
came bank full of raging waters, and the
cabin with its living freight was caught
up and carried aw ay.
All Xisht in the Water.
Two of the children were drowned, and
the entire party would probably have suf
fered a similar fite had it not been for
the friendly branches of some bushes
which occupied a little island in tte
stream, and to which tbe survivors clung
until help reached them in the morning.
They had been carried four miles from
their home, an I were in the water ten
LESS SERIOUS DISASTERS.
Cable Accident at Chicago Circus Train
Wrecked Other Mishaps.
Chicago, May 21. Last evening while
the Washington street tunnel was
blocked with cable cars a collision oc
curred between a Madison avenue grip
train and a M.lwaukee avenue grip car,
in which one man was seriously injured.
1 he Milwaukee avenue train was stand
ing at the east end of the line, when a
Madison street train came along and
dashed into it, wrecking two of tbe cars
anl seriously injuring John Bodie, Tbe
driver of tbe Madison street train claims
his brake would not work and he could
not stop bis train.
Wreck Cnued by a Cow.
Toronto, May 21 A cow on tbe track
caused the derailment of a freight train
at Churchvilie, Ont., on the Canadian
Pacific railway Tuesday night. A firmer
named Ferguson aud the engineer of the
tram, R.-ibert Johnson, were instmtly
killed. William Little and V. G. Wuite,
brsketnen, were both seriously injured.
The icjired men were brougbt to this
city. One 01 White's legs will be ampu
tated at the hospital.
Two Victims of Smoked Sturgeon.
Pittsbukg. Pa., May 21. Two men have
died from eating poisonous Eraoked stur
geon purchased last week. Their names
are Thomas O'Ronrke, of this city, and
Henry Brose, of Etna. O'Rou rke bought
the sturgeon at the Pittsburg market. It
is not known where Brose purchased his.
Three Showmen Fatally Burt.
St. Joseph, Mo., May 2L-The circus
train of Lemon Bros, was wrecked in tbe
yards of tbe Santa Fe yesterday. Three
showmen were fatally injured, two cars
demolished and a pair of lions killed.
Illown l'p by Dynamite.
Wismpeg, Man., May 21 Three men,
Michael Morrissey, Ogden Hall and Henry
Fritz, were terrir.lv ininn.H ot- ti;
River by an explosion of dynamite.
Placed on the Ue tired List.
Washixgtos City. Mv 21 rt t?;u.
rd L Dodge, ot the Eleventh infantry.
uaa oeen piacea on tbe retired list ot the
army, having reached the age of 64 years.
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Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
I-Second Hand Machinery bought, Bold and repaired
This space is reserved for a plat of
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which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
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The Plat will be readv in a few davs.
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