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THK AliGCS, THUKSDAT, FEJJKUAK? 1892.
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WILD AND WOOLLY. I
Was the Last Session of the In
BUT A NFW PAETY IS THE EESULT.
.After Indescribable Scenes of fproar, ;
Some Actual Slugging and "oroerons
Exchanges of I'ncom frtlmcntary lie- -marks
a Platform Is Adopted and the
People's Party Declared a fttnbborn
Pact Prohibition and Woman Suffrage
Shelved A Moving Scene In the Drama
of "Bridging the Woody Chasm" Pro- ;
eeeillngs in Ietall. j
ST Loris, Feb. 25 The new party is !
lorn. It came into the world last night ;
at meeting of the People's party executive '
committee and one appointed to confer
therewith as to the calling of a nationnl
convention. The meeting lasted until
paxt midnight, the question at issue being
the date of the national convention. It
was decided that the People's party en
dorse and ratify the platform adopted by
the conference; a-committee was appoint-
ed to issue an address to the people of the
United States, calling upon them to or
ganize and elect delegates to the na
tional convention, and Van Wyck, Post, ,
McGuire, Donnelly and Terrell were ap
pointed as the committee. The date of
the convention was a more difficult mat-
ter to decide, some wanting it held July 4
and others earlier. July 4 finally won as
to date and then Omaha, Indianapolis and
Kansas City were named as the location.
The question will probably not be decided
before this afternoon.
IT WAS A WILD CONFERENCE,
But It "fiot There" at Last and Finished
Its Work. ,
St. Lovis, Feb. 84. Save for the mem
bers of the committees on the anti-option
bill and platform all the delegates to the
national Industrial conference and over
1,000 of the general public were on hand in
Exposition hall at 9 o'clock yesterday s
morning when Chairman Polk called the
conference to order. Comrade W'achter, j
of Indiana, was selected to make the open
ing prayer, but his supplication was inter- j
larded with a stump speech, and when he j
concluded a delegate in the Illinois sec- j
. tion shouted out amid approving cheers
that such a prayer as that ought to have
been addressed to the conference instead
of to the Almighty. Then the patriotic
proceedings were inaugurated by Ben Ter- j
' rell, of Texas, who was loudly cheered its
he came forward. Ite made a short speech
declaring that the north and south should
be united under the star. and stripes, and ;
then presented Paul Vandervoort, ex-com-xnander-in-chicf
of the G. A. R.
The moody Chasm Bridged. 1
When the Nebraska Veteran appeared
the convention went wild. He read a reso
lution declaring that the day has come to
bury the "late unpleasantness," etc., in a
common tomb and join hands against the
"money power," This created more en-.
thusiusm and when it subsided Vander
voort made a "clasp hands across the
bloody chasm" speech. "When he had con- j
eluded Polk said: "I clasp you in my
arms, my brothers." Turning to a group
of Union veterans behind him. "I clasp
yon in love and affection." Then turning I
to Vandervoort, he continued. "Shake
bands brother, I am proud of you. Take
my band, and in the name of the Great
Father of us all, let ns be friends here-
after." Vandervoort grasped the proffered
band and shook it heartily while the au
dience, every man and woman on the in feet
and pressing close around the stage,
cheered until exhaustion compelled them
to quit. i
Ths Colored Brother was "In It." !
Van Wyck of Nebraska was greeted
with cheers and "Our next governor" from
Nebraskans, and made a pacific speech,
and then Wads worth of Indiana followed
nit. He called upon all the Union
and Confederate veterans to clasp hands
and embrace each other. The response was
Instantaneous and electric. Men climbed
upon the platform to find their old oppon
ents upon the battle field, and having
found them caught both hands and wrung
them again and again. Others fell upon
each others' necks. Blacks enthused with
whites. "Shake brother," said a Georgian
to a stalwart Virginia negro. "I was a
slave owner once; you are a free man now.
Both of us are equal." The veterans
shouted to each other the number of their
v regiment. "Fourteenth Wisconsin,"
"Tenth Illinois," "Sixteenth Ohio," "Fifth
Georgia," "Ninth Louisiana," "Fifteenth
Georgia," and so on until the babel was
deafening. In the midst of all this Wads
worth started np a union song to the tune
of "Marching Through Georgia," and un
der the influence of the music there was
wore handshaking and embracing and
greetings and protestations of new found
and never dying affection.
Is'orih and South at Outs Again.
': When the tumult died away a resolution
was offered by Branch of Georgia as fol
lows: "That we protest against the condi
tion of the common people of this country;
that we are here to remedy it, and that we
bold the Democratic and Republican par
ties responsible for the existing condi
tions." The northern men cheered this to
the echo, while the southern anti-independents
shouted: "No," and vigorously
hissed. There was a bitter wrangle be
tween the two elements, and in the result
on a standinging vote the resolution was
adopted by 410 to 139, but later the chair
man ordered it struck from the record un
til after the platform was presented. Then
there was an acrimonious debate over a
number of points, one being the contest
from Georgia, raised by Moses, bnt the
committee on platform appeared just here
and quiet was restored.
THE PLATFORM AS PRESENTED.
Blessing of ibe Omnipotent Asked on tbe
Declaration Its Substance.
While the above row was going on Pow
derly got up as a peacemaker, but ended
with denouncing A. A. Carsey and W. Gal
latin a, of New York, as traitors to the
causi; of labor, and demanding their ex
pulsion. The platform is a long docu
ment, and begins by "invoking the bless
ings of Almighty God" upon the action of
the c inference. It then goes on to declare
that -..he nation is ou the Verge of moral,
political aud material ruin; that corrup
tion dominates the ballot-box, the legisla
tures, congress and the bench; that intim
idutii n rules in many states; that labor is
pauperized, colossal fortunes built up off
Its impoverishment, and that generally
the country is in a bad way.
Old Political Parties No Good.
Intliis crisis we have come together to dp
Ami lilwrty. prosperity and justice, and will
ote 'vita tlmt party which represents our
firinci iles. We charge that tlie present con
dition of things i caused by the old partis;
tlmt they do mt intend to accomplish reform:
that t ley have agreed to ignore every issne
hut on -the tariff over which they will flsht
a shun battle; that therefore another political
orgaui nation that w ill accomplish reform is
necessi ry. and that in order to restrain the ex
tortions of aimregatod capital, to drive the
changers out of the temple, to form a perfect
Union, to i-al)lish justice, insure domestic
tninqu ll!ty, provide for the common defense,
promote the general welfnre and secure the
tlesmis of iilierty for ourselves and our
pos-teri y, we do ordain and establish the fol
lowing platform of principles:
Some General Principles.
1. We declare that the union of labor forces
of the I nited States, this day accomplished,
is permanent and perpetual. May itsspiritenter
into all leans for the salvatiou of the republic
and the uplifting of mankind.
- Walth belongs to htm who creates It.
Every dollar t.. ken from industry without an
equivalent is roblery. If any will not work,
neither i hall he eat. The interests of rural and
urban 1 ihor are the same; their enemies are
3. We demand a national currency, safe,
sound, a id flexible, issued by the general gov
ernment only, a full legal tender for all debus,
public at d private, and that without the use of
banking corporations, a just, equitable means
of circulation, at a tax not to exceed 2 per cent.,
asset forth in the sub-treasury plan of the
Farmers Alliance, or some better system; also
by payments in discharge of its obligation for
Free Silver and Circulation.
4. We demand free and unlimited coinage of
5. We remand that the amount of circulat
ing medium be speedily increased to not less
than $50 er capita.
tt. We demand agraded income tax.
7. We belit ve that the money of the country
should b- kept as much as possible in the
hands of the people, and hence we demand
that all rational and state revenues shall be
limited to the necessary expenses of the gov
ernment i couomically and honestly adminis
tered. 8. We d mand that pos-tiil savings hanks lie
established by the government for the safe de
posit of the earnings of the people, and to
Land, Railways and Telegraphs.
9. Your ub-eommittee upon hind plank beg
to submit to your approval the following: The
land, including all the natural resource of
wealth, is -.he heritage of all people, and should
not be moi opolized for speculative purposes,
and alien wnership of land should le prohib
ited. All Buds now held by railroads and
other con "rations in exciss of their actual
needs, and all lands now owned by aliens
should be reclr.imed by the government, and
held for acual settlors only.
10. Transportation beinjr a means of ex
change au a public necessity, the government
should owi and operate , lis railroads in the in
terest of the people.
11. The telegraph aud telephone, like the
postofflce tystem, being a necessity for the
transmission of news, should be owned and
operated b the government in the interest of
ire-nhacks for the Veterans.
12. We d'-mandthat the government issue
legal tender notes and pay the Union soldier
the difference between tbe price of the depre
ciated inon-y iu which he was paid and gold.
Hesolved, That we bail this coherence as
the consum mation of the perfect union of the
hearts and 1 ands of all sections of our coin mi .u
couutry; tie men who wore the gray and the
men who vore the blue ireet here to extin
guish the la st smouldering embers of civil war
in the tears of joy of a united and happy peo
ple, and W9 agree to carry the stars and
stripes forward forever to the highest point of
national gre ituess.
ANOTHER LITTLE DIVERSION.
Labor Men Indulge Themselves in Some
Left -Handed Compliments.
The tremendous applause that followed
the reading of the platform was followed
by an exciting event. Swayne, state repre
sentative, w ho for years has been active in
local trades unionism, and who bad been
occupying a seat as a proxy for a Citizens'
Alliance delegate, climbed up in his chair
and moved that an eight-hour plank be
added to the platform.
"That fellow has no right in this conven
tion," shoutsd State Secretary Frank Witt.
"He was erqielled long ago. He's a Dem
"I know yau," yelled Secretary Hayes.
"You are a t-aitor."
"And you are a thief," was the re
sponse. "Tell us what you represent," shrieked
Lucky Bis Wife was There.
Swayne ha 1 no chance to reply. The
cry of "Traitor; put him out," was echoing
over the halL Half a dozen big men made
a grasp for wayne, who proved himself
an accompl shed - slugger. A six foot
Texas ranger got a crack in the nose from
his right, an I a Georgia man got a left
bander intha jaw that made his teeth
rattle. A thi-d blow at a Kansas delegate
drew the clan t, but just at this juncture
half a dozen tf the delegates, each twice as
large as hin self, swooped down upon
Swayne and while the crowd yelled ap
proval they I ore him up the aisle, like a
baby despite l is kicks and struggles and
literally threw him into the foyer. There
they might have made mince meat of him
had not his -vife interfered and begged
for a cessation of hostilities.
Miss Wills rd Balsas a "Huctisu."
Adjournment for dinner was then taken,
and when tbe .onfereuce reasse mbled Miss
Frances Willai-d knocked the bridge over
the bloody chits m into splinters by a reso
lution declaring for prohibition and wom
an suffrage, pianss which tne piatrorm
committee had shelved. Cries of "no" were
heard all over the hall, and Jerry Simpson
got the floor, aud while not objecting to
woman suffrage declared that poverty
was tne cause of drunkenness, and the lat
ter would abate when poverty did. Some
wanted to know whether, if the confer
ence adopted the prohibition plank, the
Prohibitionists would give this move-"
Bient theis votes, bat Miss Willard said
A Pretty Girl Makes a Plea.
Weaver moved that one speaker on each
side be given three minutes, and this was
agreed to. Then Miss Curtis, a pretty girl
delegate from a K. of L. assembly iu
Colorado, told the convention that as long
as women had no voice at the ballot-box
their opinions would go up like smoke.
Tbe women would be satisfied with the
adoption of a resolution demanding that
the question of universal suffrage be sub
mitted to tbe legislatures of the different
states and territories for favorable action.
Jerry Simpson thought that settled the
matter, but others objected, and then the
convention lost itself, and became simply
a howling mob.
TURNER'S SLAP AT THE WOMEN.
ale Gives Them an In kind Cut, Consider
ing Circumstances Adjournment.
Dozens of men were yelling at ouce.
Turner of Georgia gave the women an un
kind cut when he protested against "the
gross breach of faith that had been prac
ticed by a lot of women who represented
no votes and had only been admitted by
courtesy." On a viva voce vote the ayes
and noes seemed about equal, and it was
proposed to let Miss Curtis' plank stand,
nut a North Carolina man struck the pre
vailing spirit in the declaration that he
would ,-be darned to all eternity"
before he would let woman suffrage ride
over him, and that he would stay there a
Powderly's Novel Demand.
After a scene of turmoil it was decided
to call the roll of states, and the resolution
was defeated 361 to ff!S. Then Powderly
demanded that he be allowed to uplump"
62 K. of L. votes for the plank, notwith
standing that all the K. of U men had
voted with their states, and in spite of
wild opposition Secretary Hayes added the
votes to the total. Then tiie antis went
roaring crazy, and it looked like they
would storm the platform. Shouts of
"Fraud!" "Cheat!" and "Dictator!" were
yelled back and forth, and bedlam reigned
supreme. A Kansas granger on the floor
talked back to a knight, and got a sharp
rap over the head from the latter's cane.
The Platform Finally Adopted.
Powderly called the Knights to go out
for consultation and tbey went; McCnne
followed suit with the F. M. B. A. men.
Polk ilropped the gavel in disgust aud re
tired for good and a recess was taken.
L'pon reassembling Ignatius Donnelly
made a speech calling for harmony "for
God's sake" and asking Miss Curtis to with
draw her resolution temporarily. She did
this and the platform was then adopted
amid great enthusiasm. A resolution de
manding the passage of an anti-option
law by congress was also adopted, and so
was Miss Curtis resolution neither as
part of the platform. A resolution boy
rotting the Rochester clothing manu
facturers who are at outs with the K. of
L. was adopted aud the conference ad
journed sine die.
Held a Mass Meeting.
But the delegates immediately reassem
bled iu mass meeting, with' .General
Weaver in the chair. Taubeneck an
nounced that the executive committee of
the People's party won Id meet at once and
moved that the meeting appoint a com
mittee to confer therewith in regard to
calling a national convention. This was
adopted and the committee appointed,
after which the meeting adjourned to al
low the committees to consult.
Stricken While Playing Chess.
New Yokk, Feb. 25. Martin Wilson,
the famous portrait painter, was stricken
down with a fatal illness while at the chess1
table Tuesday evening. Mr. Wilsou went
to the Brooklyn chess club, 201 Montague
street, and sat down to play with his
friend, John J. Showers, of 101 Pierrepont
Btreet. He finished a game successfully,
and then leaned back in his chair. Sud
denly he placed his hands to his head, and
said: ul feel sick." He rose, tottered and
fell back into the arms of William Duval.
Costly in Life and Property.
Baltimore, Feb. 25. Yesterday after
noon at 12:30 o'clock a fire was discovered
in the A bull building, at the corner of
Baltimore and Eutaw streets, which
caused the loss of a fireman's life and dam
age to property estimated at about $120,000,
besides severe but not dangerous injury to
another fireman. The fireman whose life
was lost was Leon Talbot. The one who
escaped with severe burns was Frank Mil
ler. Statement from the Treasury.
Washington, Feb. 25. The net gold
coin aud bullion in the treasury has in
creased during t ie past ten days more
than $1,000,000, being now $120,731,013.
The customs receipts at New York for the
first twenty days of February were $8,4'.W.
201 as against $9,111,755 for the correspond
ing period of last year. The declared net
balance in the treasury now, exclusive of
the $100,000,000 gold reserve is $2S,907,000.
A Reminder of Tranbycroft.
London. Feb. 25. Arthur Wilson, Jr.,
and Alice, daughter of Lady Filmer, were
married yesterday at St. Peter's church in
the presence of a fashionable assemblage.
A reception at the residence of Baron de
Worms followed. Wilson is a son of the
well-known shipping millionaire at whose
residence, Tranbycroft, the famous bac
carat scandal, in which the Prince of
Wales was involved, originated.
What was the Matter With Taylor
Sedalia, Mo., Feb. 25. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles J. Taylor, prominent people of
this city, while returning from a party
Tuesday evening were attacked by a
stranger who bound Mr. Taylor hand and
foot. He then dragged Mrs. Taylor a
short distance and brutally outraged her.
At a mass meeting of citizens yesterday a
reward of $3,000 Was offered for the ap
prehension of the scoundrel.
Callom on Bis Boom.
Washikqtox, Feb. 25. Senator Cullom
ays that his canvass for the presidency
cannot be said to have taken practical
form. He had done nothing to give it
shape or direction. It might be said that
he was letting nature take its course.
Curtis' Case with the Jury.
San Francisco, Feb. 25. The trial of
Actor Curtis for the murder of Policeman
Grant was ended yesterday and the case
given to the jury. No verdict was rendered
last night, and the jury was locked up.
A Chicago Man Who Accuses
MALFEASANCE IS OFFICE CHARGED
Allegations of Bootllery in the Purchase
of Electrical Supplies Made and Several
Other City Officials Included in the Ar
raignment The Accused Persons Scoff
at the Aceuser, Ex-Mayor Cregier'a
Sou, and Say They Are Losing No Sleep.
Chicago, Feb. 25. Banks Cregier, son of
ex-Mayor Cregier, yesterday filed a bill in
the superior court charging malfeasance in
office against a number of prominent city
officials in connection with the purchase of
electrical supplies. The defendants are
Mayor Washburne, Comptroller May,
Commissioner Aldrich, City Treasurer
Kiolbassa, Fire Marshal Swenie, Superin
tendent of City Telegraph Barrett, and a
number of prominent firms and business
men. It is charged that Mr. Barrett is in
terested in two electrical supply firms, and
has used his position to illegally acquire
wealth through the purchase of city sup
plies from these firms, f.-xcessive prices be
ing paid these companies upon warrants
approved by Messrs. Barrett and Swenie.
The Mayor Not Worried.
The accused officials were seen yester
day. Mayor Washburne said he was not
concerned about the charges, as all the al
leged irregularities, it would appear, took
place under Mayor Cregier and his prede
cessors. The mayor had the utmost confi
dence iu Mr. Barrett and did not believe
him to be implicated in the illegal transac
tions charged. Commissioner Aldrich ex
pressed his faith in Mr. Barrett's honesty.
Comptroller May said he had paid vouch
ers signed by Messrs. Barrett and Swenie,
and beyond that knew nothing of the
Swenie Treats It with Contempt.
Fire Marshal Swenie remarked, con
temptuously: "These charges have been
hanging fire for weeks, and there is noth
ing in them that worries me. There will
be no difficulty in meeting them in the
courts if they ever come up for trial. It is
charged that goods to the value of over
$500 have been bought without advertising
for bids as the law requires, but in all such
cases the goods purchased were patented
and it would do no good to advertise for
bids. Such things have always been
bought at the lowest market price."
Barrett Not Vncomfortable.
Mr. Barrett, against whom the diarges
are mainly directed, had this to say:
"Banks Cregier told me Lome time ago he
was going to make it hot for me, and
this bill, I suppose, is his way of doing it.
But it does not make me feci at all uncom
fortable. If the case ever comes up in
court I shall have no trouble in meeting
the charge." He added that he been con
nected with some electrical supply com
panies, but bad sold out.
No Faith in the Charges. -
W. R. Northway, who was city engineer
under the Cregier administration, said
that so far as tbe public works depart
ment was then concerned charges of let
ting contracts without competition were
baseless. Mr. Northway had no faith in
any of the charges.
Commencement at an Indian School.
CAr.LISLE, Pa., Feb. 25. The thirteenth
anniversary of the Indian Training school
took place here yesterday, some 800 Indian
children participating in the exercises.
The entire morning was devoted to the in
spection of the different industries con4
nected with the school by the visitors,
among whom were United States
Senator Dawes, of Massachusetts; Hon. T.
D. Knglish, of New Jersey; Messrs. Cart
wright, Cartmann, Bradford, Ball, of the
Indian department, Washington; Mr.
Maybie, editor of Christian Union, and
many others. In the afternoon the com
mencement exercises took place and were
largely attended. The graduation class
numbered five males and three females.
Do Not Agree with Gannon.
Omaha, Feb. 25. William Lyman, treas
urer, and John P. Sutton, secretary of the
Irish National league of America, do not
indorse the views expressed b President
Gannon in his address Tuesday. They do
not believe in raising funds for distinct
factions of what ought to be a united
body. They think the approach of the
general election will force a union, "and
we ought to raise funds to meet the emer
gency of a general election, the money to
be nsed for the support of a thoroughly
united party." .
We'll write it down till
everybody sees it
Till everybody is sick of
Till everybody knows it
without seeing it
that Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
edy cures the worst cases of
chronic catarrh in the head,
catarrhal headache, and " cold
in the head."
In perfect faith, its makers,
the World's Dispensary Med
ical Association of Buffalo,
N. Y., offers to pay $500 to
any one suffering from chronic
catarrh in the head whom
they cannot cure.
Now if the conditions were
reversed if they asked you to
pay $500 for a positive cure
you might hesitate. Here are
reputable men, with years of
honorable dealing; thousands
of dollars and a great name
back of them and they say
"We can cure you because
we've cured thousands like
you if we can't we'll pay
you $500 for the knowledge
that there's one whom we
They believe in themselves.
Isn't it worth a trial? Isn't
any trial preferable to catarrh?
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