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latest Ticket for the National
' Fall Struggle.
A NEW THIRD PABTY PROPOSITION.
Teller and Polk the Team, Provided the
C.reat parties Reject Free Sliver, and
That Doctrine To Be the Entire Plat
form Call for a Silver Convention A
Conference of the Alliance Called at
Birmingham, Ala., June 3 Some South
ern Partisans of Hilt -Notes.
"Washington, April 85. Senators Teller,
Morgan, Daniel and Sanders are said to
have taken an active part during the past
week in the secret proceedings of the na
tional silver committee which has been in
session in this city. Twenty states were
represented, and it has developed that the
meeting was of more than ordinary im
portance. It is stated by members of the
committee that a last effort will be made
by the free coinage advocates at their con
vention, which has been called to meet in
Washington on May 2, to induce one of
the great political parties to incorporate in
its platform a free coinage plank.
Teller ami Polk ami Free Silver.
Mf affairs in that direction fail the free
sTsvc-rcoi tinge mcuwill takesteps to organize
a third party, the basis of which will be
the Farmer's Alliance, and all devoted ad
vocates of free silver; that aconvention will
be called at which Senator Teller will be
nominated for president and Colonel Polk,
of the Alliance, for vice president, with a
platform containing but asingle plank, pro
viding for the free and unlimited coinage
of lioth gold and silver. Friends of Sena
tor Teller maintain that he will accept the
nomination upon a strictly financial plat
form, provi.led the great parties nominate
men unfriendly to free coinage.
Count of Political Chickens.
A gentleman familiar with the move
ment figures that Teller and Polk would
certainly lie able to carry the states of
Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina. South
Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Montana, Ne
braska, Kansas, Washington, and Idaho;
have anxqual show with other candidates
in Illimjfs, Missouri, Minnesota, Arkansas,
and Tejtfts. and if unable to secure election
direct, that they could at least throw the
choice of a president into the house of rep
resentatives, where it is claimed the free
coinage candidate would be almost certain
of elect ion.
A Free Coinage Call.
The national silver committee's call for
a convention contains the standard free
Eilver arguments and predictions, and
says: "His understanding must be de
fective who does not know that the de
monetization of silver increased the money
standard of the United States and of the
world, and his conscience must be seared
who would attempt to justify it.
There may be those who are tired of the
silver question, but the question of gold
monometalisru are too threatening to
permit the cause of silver to be smothered,
and to abandon it is to give over to ulti
mate slavery the toilers of the land. No,
the silver question will not down. It is an
issue paramount to all others."
ALLIANCE MEN GOING TO CONFER.
Executive Committees ofSlxteen States to
Hold a Council.
Washington, April L5. The Post pub
lishes the following Alliance circular ad
dressed to "Dear Sir and Brother," which
after enlarging on the importance of con
cert of action and declaring that the
nation is too big to hold a national con
vention unless at an expense too great to
be borne with convenience, says: "It has,
therefore, been decided by the national
president and national executive board
that the president and executive commit
tees of the states having like differences to
meet and be called together in council,
,at Birmingham, Ala., on Tues
day the d day of May, 1893.
Important Without a Parallel.
The president and members of the exec
utive committees of the following state
Alliances have been invited to attend:
Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas,
Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Oklahoma
and Tennessee. The importance of this
meeting and of having every one of these
states fully represented is without a par
allel. Let no ordinary cause prevent your
coming, but should you find it utterly im
possible for you to come have your com
mittee to select a proxy for you.
And an-the Dead Secret.
"It is understood that this meeting will
be strictly secret with none present but
those invited or their properly accredited
proxies; that it is called by C. W. Macune,
as chairman of the national executive
board,' acting under the advice and ap
proval - of the president and executive
board, and that no one is to be apprised
of the sieeting before it convenes. You
are requested to at once notify Brother
Macune, 241 North Capitol street, if you
will be present or who will be your proxy.
Let us in conclusion appeal to you by all
that you love in this cause, be present.".
Returns from Louisiana.
New Orleans, April 25. The complete
returns of the recent election are now in.
Foster received 70,176 and McEnery 40,006.
The two Republican candidates received:
Leonard, 29,062, and Breaux, 12,012. Tau
nehill, the Labor candidate,received 8,479.
Foster's plurality is 30,170. The small vote
given to Breaux, the administration Re
publican candidate, is explained to be due
to the better element of the negroes vot
ing for Foster as the anti-lottery repre
sentative, they understanding that Presi
dent Harrison desired them to do so. Fos
ter has a majority of one in the senate and
is five short of a majority in the house.
- Palmer Holds a Conference.
Washington, April 23. It is stated that
Senator Palmer last week held a conference
with the Illinois delegation in the house
to put his position before them; that he
told them he was a Cleveland man, and
did not want to antagonise Cleveland, but
many Illinois Democratic conventions had
instructed for him, and he wanted to know
the feeling of the representatives as to
what the state convention should do In the
matter. He would be Derfectlv satisfied
with a complimentary instruction.. It is
aid that Forman opposed instructions for
anybody but Cleveland.
Believes Hill Will Be Nominated.
ALBANY, April 25 Captain Howell,
editor of the Atlanta Consitution, and Mr.
Walsh, editor of the Augusta Chronicle,
reached Albany Friday evening and left
Saturday morning for Saratoga. Both of
them are ardent Hill men. "I think,
Senator Hill will be nominated at Chi
cago," said Captain Howell, "as between
Mr. Hill and Mr. Cleveland the former is
the stronger throughout the south." Free
silver is popular at the south.
Wasn't a Cleveland-Hill Affair.
Washington, April 25 Rockwell, con
testee in the Noyes-Rockwell election case,
decided in the house Friday, has made the
following statement: "The allusion by
O'Ferrall on the floor of the house to pres
idential politics was unkind both to Mr.
Cleveland and Mr. Hill, and was unjusti
fied and uncalled for. I number among
my friends on the floor of the house
friends of Mr. Cleveland as well as those
of Mr. Hill, and I have always and on
every occasion taken especial pains to im
press upon members that I did not desire
any such question to be brought into the
To Reapportion New York.
Albany, N. Y., April 35. Both branches
of the legislature meet tonight at 8:30
o'clock in extraordinary session, and
Governor Flower will send in a proclama
tion directing it to act upon the new cen
sus, and in accordance with its findings to
reapportion the state into new senate and
assembly districts. It is expected that the
census complete will be printed and on ev
ery member's desk at that time, and that
active debate on the new districts will
begin at once.
Might Just as Well Go Back, Then.
New Yor.K, April 25. "I have come back
to ask my people to put me in the White
House." Thus spoke Mrs. John Biddulph
Martin Victoria Claflin-Woodhull, of
American fame. Mrs. Martin, her sister
Lady Cook, formerly Tennie Claflin, and
John Biddulph Martin, the London mill
ionaire banker, arrived Friday on the
steamship Trave from Bremen.
Harrison Ahead in Ohio.
Colimbcs, O., April 25. George K.
Nash and Cyrus Huling were Saturday
elected delegates to the national Repub
lican convention at Minneapolis. Nash is
in favor of renominating Harrison, while
Huling is classed as an anti-administration
man. The Harrison men claim
forty county delegations out of fifty-six
that have been chosen.
Iowa Democrats for Boies.
Des Moines, la., April 85. At the Polk
county convention Saturday thirty-two
delegates were selected to the state con
vention and instructed for Boies. Resolu
tions were adopted declaring tariff-reform
the paramount issue and commending
Colonel L. M. Martin, of this city, as del-egate-at-large.
How the Vote Was Divided.
Washington, April 25. In the vote last
week on retaining Rockwell in his seat
there were thirty-nine Democrats voted
with the solid Republican phalanx of fifty
to give the seat to Noyes. All the Inde
pendents voted the same way, the Rock
well vote being entirely Democratic.
Selected a Harrison Delegation.
Memphis, April 25. The Republicans of
the Tenth congressional district held a
convention here, and selected a Harrison
delegation to attend the state conven
tion for the selection of delegates to Min
neapolis. Political Points.
Democrat of Fremont county, la., In
structed for Boies.
Cincinnati Republicans did not in
struct, but selected Blaine delegates.
Harrison delegates were elected at Re
publican conventions in Winnebago.Mani
towoc, Walworth, La Crosse and Jeffer
Republican? at Buffalo selected oneHar
son and one anti-Harrison delegate to the
Rochelle, Ills., elected eighteen dele
gates to the Ogle county convention fa
vorable to Joel M. Longenecker for gov
ernor. A call has been issued by prominent col
ored men at Chicago and elsewhere for a
national conference of colored Republicans
at Chicago June 4 next to consider the po
sition of the negro relative to southern
legislation and methods of justice. Among
the signers are John G. Jones, Perry Car
son and Colonel James Lewis (of Lou
isiana). THE WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN.
Weather and Prospects In Four of the
Washington, April 25. The following
is the weekly crop bulletin issued by the
weather bureau for the week ended April
22 for the sections mentioned below: Illi
nois Temperature and sunshine below
normal; rainfall normal in extreme north
ern portion, elsewhere above and well dis
tributed; general condition injurious to
crops; oat seeding partially completed;
plowing for corn in northern counties; in
other counties work at a standstill, with
large acreage of oats and wheat, and es
pecially in southern portion, still under
water. Michigan Temperature and rain
fall below and sunshine normal; wheat
doing finely in most southern counties
and oats being sown; all crops will thrive
well with warmer weather; fruit prospects
good on all sides.
It Wisconsin and Iowa.
Wisconsin Freezing temperature every
night has lowered the condition of winter
grains; vegetation stationary and suffer
ing from cold: needing general and ground
in good condition. Iowa Temperature
below average; rainfall above average and
excessive in localities; heavy snow iu
northern portiou Wednesday; farm work
at a standstill, but with favorable weather
seeding will be completed aud plovviug for
corn begun next week.
A Big Record of Immigrants.
New Yoke, April 25. During the past
week 16,24'J immigrants were l.inded nt
this port. This is the largest nuinlw.
landed during any one week dunu w,
POSTAGE FOR ONE CENT.
Strong Efforts Making to Secure the Pas
sage or the Measure.
Washington, April 25. -a strenuous
effort is being made by persons interested
In the passage of the bill recently in
troduced In the house by Representative
Post, of Illinois, to reduce letter postage
from two to onecent an ounce. A circular
has been distributed broadcast, and baa
been received by nearly every member of
the present congress, stating that 104
members have promised to vote for the
bill, and urging nou-committed members
to support it. The circular has been sent
to the people in all doubtful congressional
districts asking that their representatives
be instructed to vote for the measure.
Means a Loss of 32,000,000.
In response to requests from the house
committee ou post offices and post roads as
to the effect of 1-cent postage. Postmaster
General Wanamaker has answered that
from the best figures and estimates iu the
hands pf the department the reduction of
the postage to 1 cent would result in a re
duction of the income of the postoftice de
paitment this year to the amount of
F-22,500,000. He thinks that while it may
reasonably be expected that the stimulus
of lower rates would result in something
more than a normal growth of the business,
it is not proliable that the revenue derived
from the extra business would, at the pres
ent time, compensate for the loss incurred
through a reduction of rate. The postmas
ter general is in favor of a reduction of let
ter postage at the proper time, but does
not believe it has yet arrived.
Looks Like Natural Cii.sednees. .'
SUAMOKIN, Pa., April 25. Charles Koon
and another brakeman named Lutx were
shot by a boy near Hellmore colliery Sat
urday morning. Koou and his com pan ion
were on lop of a box car in the middle of
a freight train on the Lehigh Valley rail
road when they discovered two boys near
the track, oue of whom carried a gun. As
the car on which the brakemen stood
neared the boy he took quick aim and
fired. Both brakemen fell on top of the
car. Koon was shot in one eve ami M
wound is considered fatal. Lutz wns shot
in the shoulder and side, hut is not dan
gerously wounded. The bovs were ar
Death of an Ancient Negress.
Crawfordsville, Ind., April 25. Cas
sandra Ketcham, a negress, and one of the
centenarians in this section of the state,
died in Crawfordsville Saturday at tho
age of 104 years. The deceased was born
a slave in Maryland, and was brought to
Indiana by the father of General Can by,
who was killed in the Modoc war. She
was nurset o Geueral Canby, and possessed
a highly prized sword which her young
master wore while a West Point student
and presented to her.
Miners and Operators Agree.
BRAZIL, Ind., 'April 25. The block coal
miners of this district Saturday selected a
committee to to meet the operators' com
mittee aud the two got together later and
reached an agreement as to a scale. The
scale of 70 cents a ton for digging coal of
the standard thickness and payment for
low coal upon the same basis as was ia
force during last year was agreed, upon,
an exact duplicate of last year's scale.
President Comisky and Secretary Ken
nedy were in attendance.
Took Two Pops at Each Other.
Brussels, April 25. A duel was fought
Saturday afternoon between Edward Fox
and Hallett Alsop Borrowe, in the hollows
of the sand dunes, on the Belgian coast,
near Nieupor Bains, a few miles from Oa
tend. Two rounds were fired, and Bor
rowe's bullet scrap ed Cox's trousers just
below the vest. The two men Bad a falling
out over a scandal in which Borrowe was
one principal and Mrs. Drayton, a member
of New York's "400," the other, both how
ever denying anything wrong.
The Theosophists In Conference.
Chicago, April 25. The American sec
tion of the International Society of The
osophists at its annual convention at the
Palmer house yesterday declined to ac
ceDt the resignation nf t'olnnel IT S3 ri
cott as president of the organisation, and
intimated its aesire that He continue in
that position for life. If he insisted ou re
tiring then W. Q. Judge, of New York,
was indorsed for nresirlnnt Than
about 100 delegates in attendance, many
ui mem women.
Foond Her Guilty Enoogh to Hang.
Kaksas City, April 25. After being out
sixteen hours the jury found Amanda Um
bles guilty of murder in the first degree.
This means that she will bang. Umbles
is a black woman who last May, on ac
count of a lover, met Eftie Jackson on the
street and attacked her with a knife, chop
ping the woman almost in pieces, till she
fell dead on the sidewalk.
P Jiff DON US
For referrmg to a subject so anosnaL bat
It may linos i Interest for some to knew
Is sold for half the arlre of the otner
kinds. 14 MILD, we say if Inequality
was not wnat It should be, of course It
would not sell at aU.
Baking Powder Companies say doUmbsi
of their exorbitant prices, but talk euo-
tinually of ctietatrel analysis. Ax.
Let the scientists lead the sctennsta, sot
let practical women try Climax, and
Judge tor themselves.
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