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Tllti AKGU6 THURSDAY, APlilLi 28, 1892.
, Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest Ui S. Gov't Report
The Illinois Statesman in the
DTDOESEMENT WITH A CONDITION.
If the Lightning Strike Went Prairie
" State Democrats Vnt Vp a Rod for Him
Altgeld Xmed for Governor Balance
of the 8tate Ticket Black and planter
for present atlvrs-at-Lare Denver
RepJbirWu Insist on Free Silver Ohio
Partisans Qkjt Business for Base Ball
Great Bay fcr inventions.
SrRiXGFlELD, IlV, April-."Jnterest
yesterday morning Entered In the ques
tion of one. day or two u. js'-dfiTSttoa.Qt,
the Democratic state convention. "The
Palmer men, K-d by the Cook county del-
elation and holding a large majority ol
the votes In the convention, were in firm
JOHN P. ALTGELD. ,
of rushing matters after the call to order
at 2 o'clock and finishing all business, in
cluding nominations, at one continuous
session. The Cleveland men an! the Mor
rison adherents, which included the four
congressmen on the ground, were mov
ing heaven and earth to force a continua
tion of the proceedings over until today,
their object being to bring about a modifi
cation of the resolutions which the Pal
mer men had prepared, and which cave
Cleveland scant indorsement.
More Consultation with Palmer.
The wire was brought into requisition
again during the morning to settle that
much discussed question "what does Pal
mer want f In reply to one telegram, he
says: "I don't ask absolute instructions. I
don't wish to yield anything to opposition.
1 don't wish to antagonize Mr. Cleveland.
3Uy friends, among whom I include you,
ought to speak on both Mr. Cleveland and
myself in language of their own." This
doesn't alter the situation as it existed
Tuesday night, but a dispute had arisen
as to the authenticity of the telegram and
letter published in these dispatches yester
day and the above telegram settled the
Cleveland Men Were Modest.
By the time the convention convened at
2 o'clock the Cleveland men claimed to
have elected enough members of t he com
mittee on resolutions to insure a generous
recognition of Cleveland in the platform.
All they asked was that the national dele
gates be instructed to transfer their al
legiance from Palmer to Cleveland should
it become apparent that Palmer could not
receive the presidential nomination. The
Palmer men denied this condition of af
fairs, and asserted that the ultra-Palmer
resolutions would go through with a
The Convention Gets to Work.
The convention hall filled ldng before
2 o'clock. In fact before 1 o'clock the gal
leries began to take on an animated ap
pearance. There were many ladies pres
ent in the reserved.seat, and an immense
crowd of delegates and politicians. Tem
porary Chairman J. R. Williams was re
ceived with applause and made a speech
dealing principally with the tariff issue,
and denouncing the McKiuley law. The
speech was short and the appointment of
committees was soon disposed of and then
a recess was taken.
ALTGELD MEN WIN THE POINT.
The Convention Goes Right Along With
The recess instead of adjournment for
the day was not carried without a fight
and a hard one, the anti-Altgeld men re
sisting to the bitter end, and at times the
convention was a scene of hubbub and
confusion. But the vote was taken at last
and resulted in a manner to make the sup
porters of Altgeld believe they owned the
earth. TJpon reassembling the perma
nent organization committee reported
putting up Clayton . Crafts for perma
nent president, an announcement which
created a storm of enthusiasm as Crafts
took the chair.
Was There for Business.
After the noise had subsided Mr. Crafts
aid: "Before assuming the duties of this
position permit me to express to the Dem
ocrats assembled here my sincere thanks
for the distinguished honor conferred upon
me. I understand I have been selected
chairman upon the express condition that
I shall not make a speech laughter and
applause; therefore, without further pre
liminary observations, I await your pleas
ure. Reports of committees are now in
order." The routine committees reported
and the reports were disposed of in short'
order, and then the fight on going on with
the business was reuewed. Among the
men who opposed rapid action was Tom
Merritt, and during the debate the excite
ment was intense. But all things have an
end, and when the vote was taken on a
motion to adjourn, it was lost 802 to 663.
Altgeld Men Were Happy.
This started a shout from the Altirald
tni n, who didn't stop cneenng until tney
wt re hoarse. Then the chairman called
fot nominations and Senator O'Connor'
was cheered as he arose to put Altgeld's
na ne before the convention for governor.
Hi i speech was eloquent, and the nomina
tion was seconded by Harry Donovan, of
Coik. It only took one ballot to decide
tht matter, the other candidates being
Jo) in C. Black, Andrew Hunter, Neece and
Pbilps. Altgeld got 561; Black, 185;
Ne'-ce, 44: Hnuter, 53, and Phelps, 16. Jo
seph B. Gill won for lieutenant governor.
Th ! ticket was completed as follows: Sec
ret try of state. Buck Kinricksen; treas
urer, Kufus M. Ramsay; auditor, David
Got e; attorney general, Maurice T. Malo
nt'j ; representatives-at-large, General John
C. JUackaod' Hon. Andrew Hunter; dele
gat s-avJrgi, A. E. -Stevenson, A. W.
s,i.; urates, uen r. uaoie, .w.is.
Wofthinfon, Walter Wilson, S. B. Chase,
Jot D At King.
Palmer Indorsed on Conditions.
Tao resolution committee ported and
the .report was adopted with An outbreak
of enthusiasm. They instruct the dele
gati s to the national convention to vote as
-a ui it acceding to the decision of a ma
jority of the delegates, and present the
nan- e of John M. Palmer o the national
convention as the presidential candidate
of Illinois in case it shall appear that a
tnan west of the Alleghany mountains is
to Ix made the candidate of the Democracy,
and ro use all honorable means to secure
the nomination, Tip? administration of
President Cleveland is indorsed in en
thusiastic terms.., The resolutions, are a
compromise and iboth the Cleveland and
the Palmer menlaim the victory. Gen
eral Palmer got what he asked for but
not what his followers expected to give
him.' , .J
Other Platform Points.
Tin platform also declares for tariff re
form on t her line- laid down by Cleveland's
messige or 188"; reiterated allegiance to
the historic Democratic policy of honest
mouty in gold and silver coinage and cur
rency convertible into the same without
loss to the holder, and approves an inter
national monetary conference to provide a
ratio at which free coinage can be car
ried on at a parity iietween gold
and silver; denounces the compul
sory "-education law and demands
its re leal; denounces prison contract la
bor; lavors establishment of arbitration
boards to decide labor disputes; opposes
the "truck" svRUm and favors weekly pay
ment of wages in cash; opposes interfer
ence with individual rights (the liquor
p'ank), and finally indorses Palmer. Con
vention adjourned sine die.
N mes or the District Delegates.
Dm ing the morning the district delega
tions met and selected members of the
state delegation to the Chicago conven
tion. Their n mes are as follows: First
district, John P. Hopkins, Michael Mc
Inern.y; Second, L. W. Kadlec, William
Joyce. Third, R.C. Sullivan, John Gaynor;
Fount n, Fred Geh.heimer, F. H. Winston;
Fifth, John C. Donnelly, Charles A. Good
win; ixth, E. R. Carr, J. Stanley Brown;
Severn h, C. K. Ladd, Sherwood Dixon;
Eighth, R. L. Allen, James H. Eckell;
Ninth Lyon Carr, T. C. Taylor; Tenth,
John Finley, Abraham M. Brown; Elev
enth, Truman Plants, Guy C. Scott;
Twelft h, R. F. Newcomb, J. M. Page;
Thirteenth, Frank H. Jones, James R.
Ricks; Fourteenth, James S. Ewing, B. K.
Durfei; Fifteenth, R. E. Kimbrough,
Thomi.s D. Carson; Sixteenth, Adam
Reinhnrt, H. B. Ijee; Seventeenth, Wi 1
iam M. Feanner, T. M. Thornton; Eigh
teenth, C. D. Hoyles, R, D. W. Holder;
Nineteenth, Silas Cook, John C. Edwards;
Twenteth, W. K. Murphy, G. W.An
drews. INTERVIEW WITH M'KINLEY.
No Bhermanisro or Forakerism Except in
PlTTsnuRO, April 28. The sixth annual
banqutt of the Americus club at the
Monon;;ahela house last night, celebrating
the birthday of General Grant, was the
most signal of the calendar of fetes in
honor of Republicanism. The banquet
hall w is a marvel of taste and beauty.
About 400 of the foremost Republicans of
the nat.ou and city surrounded the tables,
and speeches were made by Governor Mc
Kiuley, John M. Thurston, John Dalzell,
W. A. rlone, General Alger and others. A
large nam tier of letters of regret from
promint nt Republicans from all over the
country, among tbem one from President
Harrison, were read.
A Talk with Governor McKinley.
Before leaving the city Governor Me
Kinley replied, in answer to an inquiry re
garding the Ohio Republican state con
vention, that "the convention will be har
monious and ex-Governor Foraker will be
one of tl e delegates-at-large to the Minne
apolis ct nvention."
"But tow will that satisfy the Sherman
itesf" "In a lswer to that I will say that
there is no Forakerism or Shermanism in
Ohio, eX'pt in newspapers."
Governor McKin ley declined to say any
thing abmt the possibility of his leading
the Ohio delegation at Minneapolis.
A Iger Mot Inclined to Talk.
General Alger was rather indisposed to
talk of 1 is own prospects in Michigan and
the couni ry at large as a presidential as
pirant. Ae said: "There is not much
taking p ace at present to disturb the
state of Michigan politically. If we suc
ceed In d featiug the Miner law by which
president al electors are chosen by con
gressional districts there will be no doubt
as to the state being strongly Republican."
R. E. Frazer, who placed General Alger's
name before the last national Republican
convention as a candidate for president,
said last i vening: "There is some opposi
tion to President Harrison, and it is by
no means all on the part of his enemies.
There is 1 ttle talk now but Cleveland and
and Harri-tou, I know, but it is my opin
ion that the question on both sides is far
from settl nl, and cannot be predicted at
all until t le delegates get together."
TELLER AND WOLCOTT DELEGATES.
Colorado 'iepnbllcans Demand the Free
v Coinage of Silver.
Denver. Cola, April 28. The Repub
lican sta convention, 623 delegates.
assembled at Coliseum hall- yesterday
and was called to order by State
Chairman F. M. Ashley. Charles A.
Johnson, of Conejos county, was elected
temporary chairman by acclamation. The
temporary organization was made perma
nent. A committee of seven on resolu
tions was appointed, after which Hon. H.
M. Teller and Hon. E. O. Wolcott were
elected as delegates-at large to the Minne
apolis convention by a rising vote, no one
retaining his seat. Congressman Town
send and Jud L. Brush, of Weld county,
were then elected as the remaining delegates-at-large.
Declaration of Principles.
A recess was taken and after reassem
bling the resolutions were presented and
adopted. They affirm continued allegi
ance to the principles of the republican
party, and pledge support for the suprem
acy of the same in state and nation. James
G. Blaine is eulogized and commended for
his patriotism and statesmanship. In
structions for no particular . presidential
candidate were brought forward, but the
following resolution was adopted instead:
"That this convention does hereby instruct
its delegates to the national convention at
Minneapolis to oppose by every honorable
means the nomination of any man for the
office of president or vice president of the
United States who is not known to be
heartily in favor of the enactment of a aw
providing for tne free and unlimited coin
age of silver." ,
Kansas Reformers Are Suspicious.
Tofeka, Kan., April 28. There is a big
row among the Alliance and People's party
leaders over the call for a secret conference
of representative" of the southern states at
Birmingham. Chairman Chase, of the
People's party executive committee, and
Bjoretary French, of the Alliance, both de
nounce it as a scheme to turn the southern
Alliance over to the Democratic party.
THE SUCKEYE REPUBLICANS.
Foraker Concludes to Demand Three
CLEVELAND, April 2S.-The Republicans
met in state convention yesterday but did
not stay there more than an hour. Charles
P. Griffin was chairman, and made a
robust Republican speech. The reason
for the sudden close of the first session
was an. invitation to witness Chicago's pet
base ball expert get used as a mop by the
Cleveland exponents of the national game.
When this was known, a motion to dis
pense with the reading of the list of the
several committees ' was carried by accla
mation and the convention adjourned for
Foraker Want the Earth.
Last night Governor Foraker and his
lieutenants decided to go in for three dele
gates to Minneapolis and to make a fight
on the floor of the convention for them.
The Foraker ticket will be Foraker him
elf. General Bnshnell, and General W. H.
iJibson. The, state committee effected a
Sherman organization last night, electing
F. N. Pusell, of Hocking county, chair
man The committee on permanent organi
zation selected Governor McKinley for
permanent chairman. The triangular con
test for secretary of state has received an
impetus. Ex-Governor Fcraker and the
Hamilton county delegates have started
in to do some active hustling in behalf of
Wydman, the Cincinnati man. The latter
received numerous accessions from belated
delegates, and the indications are that he
will give Representative Taylor a close
OTHER STATE GATHERINGS.
Republicans Have a Field Day In the Po
Basoor, Me., April 28. The state of
James G. Blaine set up a keynote yester
day as to the Republicans. The state con
vention met here, and if anything could
emphasize the Blaine letter declaring him
self not a candidate for the presidency the
resolutions adopted may be said to do so.
They express continued loyalty to
James G. Blaine, and recog
nize the success ol Harrison's ad
ministration and declare their belief that
the best interests of the party and the
country will be subserved by his renomina
tion and re-election. They congratulate
the country and the Republican party on
the vindication by the highest court in the
land of the principles of majority rule so
ably maintained by Maine's honored son,
Thomas B. Reed. The delegates-at-large
are Edmund B. Mallet, Charles E. Little
field, Edmund F. Webb, and John L. Cut
ter. Granite State Republicans.
Concord, N. H., April 28. At the Re
publican state convestion yesterday allu
sions to Harrison or Blaine were loudly
cheered. The platform is a standard Re
publican declaration, instructs for nobody
but demands "the nomination by the na
tipnal convention at Minneapolis of candi
dates whose character and record are such
that they will be recognized without plat
form or pledges as able and unfaltering
representatives of the party that stands
for tariff protection of home industries
and enterprise upon the line of the Mc
Kinley law." Frank C. Churchill, Benja
min A. Kimball, Henry B. Quinby and
Charles T. Meens, were selected as delegates-at-large.
First, Last and All tha Time.
KEAdsET, Neb., April 28. The Repub
lican state convention held here yesterday
was a Harrison convention. A resolution
indorsing the administration of President
Harrison and instructing the delegates to
vote for him first, last and all the time was
adopted without opposition The Harri
son resolution only binds the four delegates-at-large,
who are John L. Webster,
of Omaha; L. D. Richards, of Fremont;
Amasa Cobb, of Lincoln, and E. D. Web
ster, of Stratton. Each one was called be
fore the convention and required to prom
ise to support Harrison before the vote
was taken. Straight Republican resolu
tions were adopted.
In the State of Jersey. . t
Tbeston, N. J., April 28. -At the state
Republican convention yesterday resolu
tions were adopted which indorse the
Harrison administration but not Harrison
for the presidency; eulogize the protective
congress; oppose free coinage and denounce
the Dresent Democratic state reiriino Tha
delegates to the Minneapolis convention
are oonn ju iiiair, oi vv arren; ex-uongress-man
George A. Halsey, of Essex; Garrett
A. Hobart. of Passaic, and ex-Senator W.
"Joe" Cannon Unanimously.
Tuscola, Ills., April 28. Ex-Congressman
Cannon was unanimously renomin
ated for congress by the Republican dis
trict convention held here yesterday.
Fire insurance losses in St. Louis dur
ing the last year amounted to 12,717.079,
and greatly exceeded those of any previous
SOME MOBE HAVOC.
Kansas Zephyr Loose on the
LIBERAL AETS BUILDING WEECKED
Eight Hundred Feet of Wall Sixty Feet
High Blown Down, and Three Men
Severely Hurt A Disaster That Will
Cost Perhaps lO.OOO to Repair The
Wind Frolics Around the Thirty-Acre
Floor of the Building and Leaves a
Pile of Bricks.
Chicago, April 28. During a gale that
swept through Jackson park yesterday
afternoon sections of the south and west
walls of the manufactures and liberal arts
building of the World's fair were wrecked.
This is the biggest building on the
grounds. One tornado followed another.
About 1:30 p. m. the first one hit the big
building at the southeast corner, and tore
out 100 feet of the latticed wood work
that serves as a walL Three men were
injured in the wreck. They were: Charles
Sundow, spinal injuries, will recover; A.
Johnson, both ankles Bprained; W. B.
Johnson, flesh wound in the leg.
Work of the First Blask.
While the men were at work on the
building they heard a loud crash, and
looking toward the south end of the
building they saw the walls totter
and tumble in on the floor. The wind was
tearing through them from the southwest.
Between the southeast corner of the build
ing and the center pavilion about 300 feet
of the wall was up to the height of sixty
feet. The tornado cut out 100 feet of this
wall and hurled the timbers in a tangled
mass upon the floor. Here was where the
men were hurt. Contractor Agnew order
ed his men to brace the weaker section
of the bunding, but befere the order could
be carried out the second gale swept
through the park,
Crash Went the Wall.
It seemed to describe a circle across the
thirty-acre floor and strike the extreme
northwest corner of the building. One of
the heavy wall piers at the very corner of
the building snapped. It plunged toward
the center of the wall, and as it fell with a
roar carried down the next pier south of
It. The whole wall crumb'ed, falling
down by piers and trasses like so many
blocks in a row. In an instant the entire
lection, 700 feet long and 66 feet high, was
piled in a wreck on the floor.
Estimates of the'Damages.
The two sections of the building that
were wrecked were about 800 feet long
and sixty-six feet high. This included the
outer walls, the inside gallery piers and
the galleries themselves. The estimates
of the extent of the damage vary widely.
Contractor Agnew would put no figure on
the loss himself. One of his subordinates
said the damage would be $10,000. An
other put the figures at f20,0J0. General
Superintendent Dion Geraldine, who is in
charge of operations at Jackson park for
the Exposition company, says that $2,000
or $2,500 will repair the damage.
Description of the Building.
The manufactures building faces along
the lake for 1,700 feet. Its width is near
800 feet. At either corner is a tower taller
by thirty or forty feet than the sixty-six-foot
cornice line. Half way down the long
east and west sides are other towers taller
than those at the corners. There
are two principal sections of the
interior of the building. The
grand central court, arched over by the
great dome that is to be, is 36" feet wide
and 1,400 feet long, is the greater of
thsse two sections. The other is at the
outer rim of the floor. This rim is 150 odd
feet wide. Over it will be the roof of a
minor arch. The building, when com
pleted, will be the largest structure ever
used for exposition purposes.
Could Not Have Been Averted.
Mr. Geraldine said that the accident was
one that could not have been averted by
any precaution the contractor miht have
taken. "The building was simply ex
posed in its weakest condition to a greater
strain than it will probably he called upon
to bear any time alter it is finished."
Tale of Two Cities.
Mr. Gotham Ha, ha, ha! That's good!
The papers say a man in Philadelphia
was run over by a funeral procession.
Ho, ho, ho! Snch a thing couldn't hap
pen outside of slow old Philadelphia.
Mr. Broadbrim A similar accident
has happened in New York only recently.
Mr. Gotham Impossible.
Mr. Broadbrim It was a rich man's
funeral, and the relatives were going
back to the house to hear the will read.
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