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THE ABGUb. TUESDAY. "J tXLY 28, 1891.
Kansas Democratic Editors An
nounce Their Position.
3TCTANY "INTAKGLISG ALLIANCES"
The People' Party Working for Some,
Good Things, but by Bad Methods
Rprecntatlve Tarnney Nontinatra
Inla for Preoldent Cleveland States
Thai He Will Take No Part In the
Ohio or Any Other Campaign on the
Stump Political Note.
TopEKA, Kan., Jnly 28. Democratic td
itors of this state met here yesterday to
take action regardioK the political situa
tion arising from the Alliance movement.
Tbe meeting was largely attended, and the
editors were enthusiastic. A preamble
and resolutions were adopted, of which t lie
following is the portion which deals with
the aforesaid situation. "We hail with
delight the awakening of the American
ipeople to a realization of the wrongs they
lave suffered, which are the direct result
of ideas and doctrines antagonistic to
Democratic principles. But we are not
-unmindful of the fact that of all demands
made by thoe who have but recently dis
covered these great wrongs there is not
one which can be described as rational,
and which is within the bounds of possi
bility, but what has been made over and
over again by the Democratic party.
Alliance Methods I n-American.
"And while these wrongs were accom
plished with strong hands, unlawfully,
over the united and best efforts of the
Democratic party, it was largely by the
aid of those who now clamor for a redress
of these wrongs by a species of commun
ism and state socialism that are foreign
to American traditions and the constitu
tional principles npon which this gov
ernment was founded. Xor are we blind
to the fact that this latter-day movement
of those who until recently were the polit
ical associates of the perpetrators of these
wrongs is simply a desperate effort to get
the benefit of Democratic measures aud
Dsmocratic policies without abating their
partisan prejudices sufficiently to vote the
No Withdrawal from the Field.
"We say to ail who hope for better
things, 'All hail, brothers,' but we can
not consent to withdraw from the field of
activity at the very moment when the 'ri
umph of Pemotracy makes reformatory
relief possible. After thirty years of de
voted adhesion to principles aud meas
ures through misrepresentation and ob
loquy, the old veterans in the warfare for
liberty cannot be crowded aside by new
re?ruits ntul amateurs, who were auxili
aries of t'.ie enemy in the great battles of
the recent ;int.
MrnliR Oi-ganlztitinn Advised.
"Therefore, with the best of feeling to
ward those who cherish the real practical
li'xrty guaranteed by the constitution,
and who lire struggling substantially for
the identical reforms advocated by the
Democratic party, we raiiimt bring our
selves to lielieve that now is the clay or
hour in which to haul down the flag of
the Democratic party in Kansas. On
the contrary, we would advise
the strongest possible organization
among Democrats and the forma
tion of clubs aud societies throughout t tie
length and breath of the state to the end
that Democratic doctrine may be properly
disseminated and the people liecome en
lighteued upon the practical reform move
ment as enunciated in the Democratic
platforms. To t he Democracy of Kansas
we say, stand firm. I'ut your tickets in
the field. Stand stoutly by your princi
ples and time will bring you victory."
Banquet and Love least.
Last night the editors were tendered an
elegant banquet by the Topeka Democracy.
Among the guests were about forty promi
nent politicians outside the editoriul fra
ternity. Judge .John .Martin, the Nestor of
Kansas Democracy, was mastur of cere
monies, and among the gentlemen
who responded to toasts were ex
Gjverner Glick; 'XV. C. Perry,
ex-district attorney for Kansas;
Judge James Humphrey, of the state rail
road commission, aud T. Mclntjre, the
venerable president of the association.
Great enthusiasm prevailed and the Dem
ocrats present all agreed that the Kansas
Democracy is preparing for one of the
most vigorous campaigns in the history of
HE WANTS A WESTERN MAM,
And Think That Got. Holes Is Abont the
NEW York, July '.'S. "Western Demo
crats want a western man as presidential
candidate," said Congressman Tarsney, of
Kansas City, Mo. "We are for tariff re
form and free silver, and are looking to
Governor Boies, of Iowa, to carry our ban
ner in 1803. lie will, no doubt, be re-elected
governor this full, and if so will be
come decidedly the strongest man in
the next Democratic national convention.
If Governor Campbell is re-elected in Ohio
he would also be a formidable candidate
before the convention. David B. Hill is
not thought of out our way iu connection
with the presidential nomination aud
Grover Cleviilaud is out of t he race. Mr.
Cleveland was an ideal candidate until
the silver question was taken up in the
No Wall Street Man Will I.
"Xow we insist npon having a standard
bearer who has absolutely no afliliutioa
with Wall street influences. We are con
vinced that the press of New York docs
not fairly represent public opinion even in
the Empire state on tbe silver question.
This statement is not made in any spirit
of captious criticism, but is a fact that
will be demonstrated conclusively at the
next presidential election unless congress
settles the question next winter. Of
course a free silver bill will lie passed by
tbe Democratic congress, and it is con
ceded that President Harrison will veto
it. It will then lie passed over the veto in
the house, but the result in tbe senate
will be doubtful."
, CLEVELAND NOT A STUMPER.
He Will Make No Speeches In Ohio This
Boston, July ax. The Herald prints an
interview with ex-I'resideut Cleveland iu
which he says: "I have not been requested
by the Ohio Democracy to make speeches
in their state during the pending canvass.
I do not expect to take part in the
campaign there, nor in auy other
state, and I have never given tbe
slightest intimation of an intention to do
so. I am convinced that Governor Camp
Mi and All - other fair-minded political
friends will -understand that if I declined
to go upon thetuhip there are perfectly
good and valid reasons for my action en
tirely consistent with a most earnest de
sire for the success of all Democratic can
didates in Ohio or elsewhere. Of course, I
anticipate the cry will be raised in certain
quarters, if such a request is made and
declined, that lam selfish and indifferent
to the success of the nominees of my party,
but such ill-natured accusations 1 do not
expect to escape in any event."
Cleveland and the Speakership.
Washington, July 28. The friends of
Mills have caused to be circulated denials
of the published statement that ex-President
Cleveland wants Mills elected speak
er. Their theory is that such reports will
do their favorite more harm than good,
as the congressmen who are not in favor
of Cleveland's nomination would be the
more likely to oppose Mills if they
thought his election would be a victory
for the ex-president. Cleveland is not
now in favor of the election f Mr. Mills
to the speakership. On the contrary he
favors Wilson of West Virginia, or
Springer of Illinois, though, of course,
neither he nor bis friends intend taking
any part in the contest.
Has a Great Respect for the Alliance.
Baltimore, July 28. William McKaig,
Democratic congressman for the Sixth
Maryland congressional district, came
out openly in favor of the Farmers' Alli
ance at the Democratic county convention
Saturday night. He was called upon for
a speech, in which he said that he, for
one, respected highly the third party.
Others in Cumberland might sneer at it,
but he recognized the justice of many de
mands of the farmers and admired their
organization, which was about to send
men to both branches of congress.
Is Not a Cleveland Man.
Boston, July 23. General Patrick A.
Collins has resigned his position as a Dem
ocratic state committeeman, the reason
being that he cannot abide Cleveland,
while all the rest of the committee, and
indeed the whole party in this state, are
for the ex-president "first, last, and ail the
Illinois Republican Editors.
Chicago. July 28. At the invitation of
the Republican state central committee,
the Republican editors of this state met
at the Grand Pacific hotel here today to
interchange opinions with respect, to the
next presidential campaign. There is a
A REBEL GETS A PENSION.
lit Toses a a Member of a I'nion Regi
ment with (Vreat Success.
Louisville. July 23. The Courier-Journal
recently printed the story that James
W. Lucas, who had been granted a pension
by the United States government as a Union
veteran, had never been in the Federal
army, but on the contrary bad served
through the war in the Confederate cav
alry, and worse, had killed a Federal sol
dier in cold blood, who had hidden in the
house of a farmer. The testimony as to
these statements is now published, and
seems to prove the case fully.
A Possible Explanation.
The only evidence to show that Lucas
had the smallest claim on the government
is the statement of A. W. Pollard, au ex
Union soldier aud pensioner, that Lucas,
just before the close of the war, was cap
tured by the Federals and joined tut
Union army. In a long letter to Watter
S'in Commissioner Raum defends the ac
tion of the pension office, and cites the
records and affidavits upon which the pen
sion was granted.
Tried to Murder the family.
SEDALIA, Mo., July 28. J. R. Hall, a
farmer living four miles west of this city,
Sunday attempted to kill his wife and
three children. Hall was released only a
few months ago from the insane asylum.
During his incarceration his wife pro
cured a divorce. Since his release, how
ever, he has frequently visited his family,
who continued to dwell on the farm. Sun
day he was paying a customary visit and
appeared perfectly rational. He stepped
out to the well and a moment later re-entered
the house with a revolver and opened
fire upon his wife and, children. LucLily
his aim was unsteady and none of the
shots took effect. The wife and children
ran from the house anc Hall fled to the
The National (Hm Record.
Chicago. July 2S. Scores made by
League clubs at base ball yesterday were:
At Boston Boston, 8; Xew York, 3. At
Brooklyn Brooklyn, 3; Philadelphia,' 10.
AtPittsburg Pittsburg. 10: Cincinnati, 1.
At Cleveland Cleveland, 8; Chicago, 14.
Association: At Philadelphia Athletic,
0; Washington, 3. At Baltimore Boston,
3; Baltimore, 5. At Cincinnati Cincin
nati, 8; Louisville, 2.. At Columbus Col
umbus, 8: St. Louis, 9.
Western: At Duluth Denver, 3; Du
luth, 7. At Milwaukee Omaha, 2; Mil
waukee, 17. At Sioux City Liucoln, C;
Sioux City, 8.
Illinois Iowa: At Ottumwa Ottumwa
fi; Cedar Rapids. . At Rockford Rock
ford, 15: Joliet, 3.
French Squadron at St. Petersburg.
ST. PETEKrBfKG, July 28. The officers
of the visiting French squadron were en
tertained at dinner Sunday evening by the
Grand Duke Alexis on board of tbe Rus
sian flagship Asia. The greatest cordiality
prevailed. Extremely friendly telegrams
have lieen interchanged by the czar and
President Carnot since the visit of the
former to the French fleet. The Novoye
Vremya declares that it is not for the
triple alliance and for the British premier,
but for France and Russia to dictate their
will to Europe.
Action of Boston Printers.
Boston, July 28. At a meeting of the
Boston Typographical union a resolution
was adopted endorsing tbe movement in
the book and job branch of the printing
trade for a nine hour day with eight hours
Saturday. In the matter of the Rand
Avery company strike, it was voted to de
i hire it an uufair shop and to order mem
bers not to work there.
They Cannot Get Free (iai.
Wheeling, July 28. The Fostoria
Glass company of Fostoria, O., has de
cided to move the plant to Moundsville,
Pa., on account of the Fostoria people re
fusing to furnish them free gas, according
to contract. The plant employs about
8J0 meu and the company will invest about
At the hhrine of St. Anne.
St. Anne, Ills., July 28. The Catholics
of Chicago and eastern Illinois made their
annual pilgrimage to the shrine of St
Anne yesterday. Thousands assembled at
the church to supplicate for tbe relief of
all unfortunates. Tbe services in tbe
church were most impressive.
MET A CRUEL FATE.
Thz Unfortunates in the French
WEECK, FIKE AND WATER COMBINE
The Victims Held in the Debris While
tie Inexorable Flames Advanced Vpon
Tliem and Later Drowsed by the Fire
men Forty-Three Dead Recovered
Sit Out of Seven Persons in a Carriage
Killed or Fatally Hnrt at a Railway
Crosfcing- in FLuiira, N. Y. Other Fa
Paris, July 23. The disaster at St.
Mai.de Sunday grows more horrible the
more that is known of it. At least fifty
persons were killed and 1'jO wounded. The
cars took fire, and for half an hour the
sere was of the unfortunates caught in the
wre-k, and doomed to die a horrible death,
fillei the air and turned the blood of the
helpless spectators cold. Finally the fire
men arrived, and even their presence and
wori increased the death roll, for many
of the poor wretches were actually
drowned by the floods of water it was nec
essary to pour upon the fire. The recov
ered bodies were burned and mangled past
recognition. In many cases there was
nothing but a little heap of bones.
Later. An official statement of the
dead and wounded in the railway accident
at Sainte Mande, Sunday, places the num
ber of dead at forty-three aud of injured
Looking for Their Dead.
Inside the building which was used as a
temporary morgue the scenes daring the
night were heart-rending, as in the dim
light afforded by the lamps the identifica
tion of the charred and mangled bodies
proceeded. A man suddenly came upon
the bodies of his wife and daughter. His
cries attracted his brother-in-law, who in
turn recognized a grandchild lying dead,
and learned that his wife and .his mother
wer j in a hospital dying. A man who, for
a longtime had been rushing about half
den ented seeking his family, stopped a
litter entering the room and found that it
bore the charred bodies of his wife aud
baby, the latter being onlv a few months
Four Out of Five Dead.
F;ve of t his man's children were on the
traia, and only one was rescued living.
The bodies of the others were picked from
the debris. Most of the bodies in the tem
porary morgue were scorched beyond rec
ogn tion. They owe their identification
to some special mark. The fire that broke
out after the accident was fiercest in the
first class carriage, from which twelve
bod es were removed, so badly charred
that identification is impossible. Among
the injured sent to the hospital a number
diet, immediately after admission, and
mai y are expected to succumb.
Blaming the Engine Driver.
Itquiry into the cause of the accident
shows that the second train left Vin
ceunes at the regulation interval of five
minutes after the first train. The latter
trail was delayed at St. Maude owing to
an normous crowd of excursionists The
stat on master at Vincennes blames the
drher of the second train for the accident.
Wh ?n this train was starting the station
master advised the driver to go slowly, as
there was a train in front of him, but the
man paid no heed to the advice and went
abend at full speed. The driver says some
one had tampered with the air brakes so
that he could not stop his train in time.
A Charge of Train Wrecking.
L- Paris says that an investigation which
has been made into the accident has dis
closed the startling fact that the disaster
was intentionally caused by some un
known miscreant, whodeliberately altered
the signals so as to bring the two trains
intc collision. This announcement has
caused the most intense indignation among
the relatives and frinds of the victims,
and has aroused popular feeling generally
to a state of great excitement.
FATAL TO SIX PERSONS.
A C irriage Run Down and Fonr Instantly
Elmira, X. Y., July 28. An accident
occi.rred tbout 9 o'clock last evening at
an Erie railroad crossing near Eldredge
park in which four persous were killed
and two so seriously injured that the doc
tors say they are likely to die at any mo
mei t. The accident occurred while the
Rev. Wellington White was out driving
with bis wife and three children, Hat tie
Hastings, a daughter of a neighbor, and
Sus.e McCarty, a nurse girl. Approach
ing the crossing of the railroad, a freight
trai'.i, which had been cut in two to allow
veh.cles to drive in the park, occupied the
The Signalman Responsible.
Mr. White, believing that everything
was clear, and not being warned by the
signalman, drove between the halves of
the freight train upon another track just
in time to be struck by the Erie passenger
trai i Xo. 24 from the west. Air. White,
his daughter Lillian, aged 9; Hattie Hast
ings, aged 9, and Susie McCarty, aged 9,
wer-j instantly killed. Mrs. White and a
child 2 years old each received fractures of
the skull and will die. Mabel White, aged
7, was seriously hurt, but will recover.
Blew One Man to Atom.
Piattesville, Wis.. July 28. The
cylinder mill of the Laflin-Rand Powder
company, in which 3tO kegs of powder
wer! in process of making, was blown up
yesterday, most completely demolishing
the building and causing the loss of one
life. John Long, who bad charge of the
mill, -was at his post at the time, and
then gh diligent search has been made, a
fima.l portion of his skull is all that has
beet found cf his remains. It is sup
posed that his whole body was blown to
ton is. The cause of the explosion is an
Crushed Into Shapeless Masses.
Johnstown, Pa., July 28. Two miners
named John Church and William Meiers
wer killed at Jierwood mines, near Sum
merhill, yesterday by a fall of coal. Both
leave families. Their bodies were crushed
into a shapeless mas.
A Knight of La bor Boycott.
Xi:w York, July 28. The Lady Gotham
association of Knights of Labor, composed
of working girls, has adopted resolutions
declaring a boycottt on all union work
ingnien who pay any sort of attention to
non union girls.
Cattle Kpldetnie in Canada.
Toronto. July 28. The Cattle in Hal
ton county are suffering from an attack
of tbe deadly anthrax. Half a dozen ani
mal have died within three weeks, and
the Cisease ia spreading. , -.-
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