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Thursday. May 26. 1882
MOKE OF THE SAME,
Being a Continuation of the
Current Political Gossip.
L SWITCH-OFF ON THE CONVENTION
Speculation as to Who Will Be Tempo
rary and l'ermanent Chairmen The
Cleveland-Hill Fight as Viewed hy a
Kent nek inn GnenNing at Clarkson's Fa
vorite What He Said to Klkins lnr
Ing RreakfHHt Kentucky Democracy
Ruled by Watterson Coloradoan for
Hill and Free Silver Other Democratic
WAsniXGTOX, May 26. Political gossip,
probably owing to the presence of Chair
man Clarkson in this city, and his consul
tation with fellow members regarding
natters connected with the convention,
turns chiefly upon the organization of the
convention at Minneapolis. A report is
current that General Horace Porter, the
well-know n club man and orator of Xew
York city.will be the temporary chairman.
although, of course.this cannot be officially
confirmed, inasmuch as the announcement
will not be made before the meeting of the
executive committee at Minneapolis next
week. For permanent chairman several
names are mentioned.
The Permanent Chairmanship.
Prominent among them are those of Sen
ator Cullom, of Illinois; ex-Senator
Spooner, of Wisconsin, and Representa
tive Burrows, of Michigan. Senator Saw
yer, Spooner's old colleague, is interesting
himself in the latter's and convass work
ing with his well-known energy to secure
the honor for him, and he expresses great
confidence that he will be successful.
Clarkson and Xew will leave Washington
on their way to Minneapolis tomorrow,
topping over en route at Indianapolis and
Chicago. Xew expects to reach Minneap
olis on Monday.
Knd of the Fight on Cleveland.
The Kentucky convention has served to
arouse renewed interest in the Demo
cratic contest. A friend of Watterson said:
"The anti-Cleveland and the anti-Hill men
nave quit fighting."
"What do you menu?" was asked.
"That those Democrats who feel it is un
wise, impolitic and dangerous to nominate
either Cleveland or Hill have made their
last appeal on the subject. They say nowto
the friends of Cleveland: 'If you want to
nominate Mr. Cleveland, and are willing
to assume all responsibility involved in
his candidacy, go ahead. We have snid
all that we have to say about the matter.
The responsibility rests entirely with
Thinks i;laine the Coming Man.
Continuing the gentleman said: The
Democrats are of the opinion that Secre
tary Blaine will be the Republican nom
inee." "Is that the reason why the fight against
Cleveland was dropped"
"1 guess t hat's it," he said. ' If Blaine
lathe nominee of the Republicans Cleve
land is his inevitable opponent. To select
any other would he to admit that there
is nothing in the man nor the issue which
Who Is C'larkson's Favorite.
Clarkson's statement that had he the
power to make the choice for the Repub
licans he would select a man other than
either Blaine or Harrison, gave rise to
some speculation as to who this mysteri
ous "dark horse" was. Some insist that it
Is only a delicate tribute laid on the tomb
of Senator Allison's boom. Some of the
president's friends say that Clarkson is
not sincere in his personal affectation. It
is to convey the idea to all the dark horses,
that there is somewhere ic waiting a pow
erful latent force, represented by Clark
son, which is ready to go to the support
of some one of them and land a winner.
Working for a Stampede
"The Blaine cry reminds me very much
of the way in which drovers get their
herds through the streets of Cincinnati,"
said an Ohio politician. "They keep up a
Wonderful cry and bewilder the cattle and
they follow the leader, else left to them
selves they might turn out on side streets.
The cry of Blaine is simply to stampede
the Republican delegates, that they may
be better driven in the direction which
anti-Harrison "bosses' will." ,
his nom nation to
the electi in.
be necessary to carry
WATTERSON RULED THE ROAST.
RIGHT FROM HEADQUARTERS.
What Elkins and Clarkson Said to Each
Other at Rreakfast.
The Star says: General Clarkson took
breakfast this morning with Secretary
Elkins, and the political situation was
discussed. One remark said to have been
made by General Clarkson has a signifi
cant bearing. It is understood that Mr.
Elkins expressed surprise at the action of
certain politicians who have heretofore
been unfriendly to Mr. Blaine in trying to
force Mr. Blaine into accepting the nomi
nation. "It Is Bald." Is a Bandy rhrase.
Mr. Elkins is said to have remarked
with emphasis that Mr. Blaine since writ
ing; his letter of declination to General
Clarkson bad repeatedly told him (Mr. El
kins) and also told the president that he
did not want the nomination and would
not accept it if it were offered him. In
view of thit decision of Mr. Blaine, which
is known to the politlcans, Mr. Blaine
could not understand the course of the
politicans in insisting.
"To Which Clarkson," Etc
To this General Clarkson is said to hare
replied, that he had not heard from Mr.
Blaine upon the subject since receiving
the letter of declination, bat that he had
reason of his own for entertaining the
belief that Mr. Blaine would not refuse
the nomination, provided he received it by
uch an overwhelming majority aa to in
dicate that the Republican party believed
Kentucky's Democracy Sends Unlnstruct
el Delegates Free Silver.
Louisville. May 30. The Democratic
state com ention to select four delegates
from the state-at-large to the national
convention met here at 2:30 o'clock yester
day aftert oon. Much interest attached to
the action to be taken on account of the
strong Cleveland and aut i-Cleveland ideas
which were contending for supremacy.
There was a third element in the tight, ami
that was represented by those who were op
posed to instructing the delegation. This
element, which contains many Cleveland
men, in the preliminary light gave most
cf its strength to the anti-Cleveland side,
and elected Charles R. Long, of Louis
ville, temt orary chairman. In his speech
Long attributed his selection to the issue
of non-instruction, he being a leader of
those who think that way. The Tote was
Lng, 427; Bronston, 2!H).
No l. B. Hill Meu There.
Bronstoi: addressed the convention iira
strong ClevelamLspeech and during it re
ferred to the great service rendered the
party in Xew York by David B. Hill, but
the mention of that name even in that
convention did not elicit a response from
a single th-oat. When Bronston conclud
ed a call was made for Watterson, and
upon his appearance he was greeted with
tumultuous applause. His reception was
a perfect ovation from Cleveland and anti
Cleveland men alike. Watterson began
his remarks in a humorous vein and then
became serious. "The situation in w hich
the party fiids itself at this time," he said,
"is critical. All that I can make of it is
that we a -e between the devil and the
deep blue see between Charybdis and
rx-yiia and no matter which way we
turn our bark dark clouds threaten.
The I nemj Is Also Likewise.
"The onlv comfort I can see is that the
enemy is in the middle of a similar fix.
Yes, there is one other comfort; when
things get bad they are hard to mend, but
when they j et d n bad they just cut loose
and mend themselves. I do think it pos
sible to nominate d ticket that will unite
the factions and give us a good chance to
win the el ft ion in Xovember. In the
state of Xe.v York, which is necessary to
Democratic success, 1 see nothing "but
chaos. If we go there for a candidate we
walk through a slaughter house to an
open grave,' But he would not encourage
gloomy forebodings. He believed that the
darkest hoi r Is just before the dawn of
ISrerkinriilge Speaks For Grover.
W. C. P. Breckinridge said: "The candi
date we can -led the man whom we will
elect is the man that represents our best
aspirations and embodies our principles
(jrover t'h veland.' This reference was
greeted with the most enthusiastic ap
plause. "This year"' he urged, "we have
a chance to e lect both our president and
both branch) s of congress for the first
The Mmii Who Can He Fleeted.
"Cleveland and Democracy," he con
tinued, "hae been the watchword that
has carried the party to success in every
victory gained biuce the reverse of lsss."
In conclusion he said: ".My judgment is
that the man to nominate in the interest
of the party, the man who represents your
views and my views, and the man who
can be electee, is "Graver Cleveland.
After transacting some business touch
ing the pern anent organization the con
vention adjourned till t o'clock.
McKenzie Advocates Cleveland.
The convent ion reassembled after supper
and while wa.ting for committees to re
pcirt called upon the Hon. James A. Mc
Kenzie for a sneech. He began by saying:
"There are two terms in the English 'lan
guage that i.re synonymous and inter
changeable t.iriff reform aud Grover
Cleveland." Loud applause. Referring
to Watterson's opposition he compliment
ed that gentleman, but said he is not in
fallible and thinks he is mistaken in his
estimate of the situation. "I don't," he
added, "attach the same importance to the
factional light in Xew York that Mr.
Watterson Chosen as Delegate.
Hon. James H. McCreary, of the Eighth
congressional district, was unanimously
chosen permanent chairman on the recom
mendation of the committee on organiza
tion. In assun ing the duties of the posi
tion he made a speech in which he ex
pressed a preference for Cleveland, but
rather hedged by stating that party suc
cess is the first consideration consistent,
however, with principle and courage of
conviction. A Cleveland delegate then
nominated Henry Watterson as one dele-gate-at-large,
and it was carried by ac
clamation amid great enthusiasm. Wat
terson said he would obey the conven
tion's instructi wis to the best of his abil
ity, and yielded to none in his admiration
of Cleveland's personality."
The I" alform Adopted.
The platform is a standard Democratic
declarttion, beiig for tariff reform and
all other regulw Democratic principles,
that reform being declared the leading
issue; but one p' ank makes a departure in
declaring for free coinage of silvrr. That
part of the platform relating to instruc
tions reads: "Tiiat our delegates to the
national convei tion go uninstructed ex
cept to use their best endeavors for the
success of the Democratic party and its
principles." The administration of Grover
Cleveland is endorsed, and he is declared
to be worthy of the full confidence and
support of the American people.
Three Out or Four for Cleveland.
Hon. W. C. Owens, J. A. McKenize and
General Castleman, all Cleveland men,
were elected as t he remaining delegates-at-large,
and the convention adjourned
sine die at 8 a. m.
A DELEGATION FOR HILL.
Colorado Demo rats for the New Tork
Senator and Free Sliver.
DENVER, May SC. The Colorado Demo
crats have selected a Hill delegation to
the Chicago con ren tion. The state con
vention was in i eaaion all day yesterday
and until late last evening. The resolutions
which were adopt id declare for the free aud
unlimited, coinage of silver and instruct
the delegates to do all in their power to
secure the insertion of a silver plank in
the national platform. A resolution to
instruct the delegates to withdraw from
the convention if an anti-silver man was
named and pledging the party of the state
to vote against any man who was not out
spoken in his advocacy of silver was pre
sented, but failed of adoption.
Delegates and Silver Plank.
The delegates-at-large selected are; T.
M. Patterson and T. J. O'Donnell, of Den
ver; J. B. Orman, of Pueblo, and Dr. Paul,
of Aspen. During all the discussions of
the day Cleveland was continually being
"roasted" while the mention of Hill's
name set the delegates wild. In the reso
lutions are the following: "That the free
and unlimited coinage of silver is de
manded as a rightfof which the people of
the country were unjustly depriv. d; that
it is the sense of the Democrats of
Colorado that they can have little hope for
the election of the Chicago nominee unless
the party shall declare in favor of the free
and unlimited coiuage of silver in its na
The Idaho Democracy.
PoCATELLO, Idaho, May 26 The state
Democratic convention met here at 2 p. m.
yesterday and was called to order by Geo.
Ainslie, chairman of the state committee.
Alexander Mayhew was elected permanent
chairman. The usual committees were
appointed. The committee on resolutions
will report favoring free coinage.
The Strongly Prefer Cleveland.
Vaxcouvku, Wash., May 26. The Dem
ocratic state convention was in session
here yesterday for the purpose for the first
time in the history of the state of choos
ing delegates to a national convention.
The temporary chairman made a brief
speech. References to Palmer and Boies
were enthusiastically received, but when
he mentioned the name of Cleveland the
eonvention rose to its feet and cheered.
The delegates go uninstructed but with a
strong preference for Cleveland.
OHIO AND NEW YORK.
They Diseiis Tolitlcal Matters A Rnck
eye Without Orltcial Ambition.
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tn xiiiiK, .May i. Political reeling
is running high, as was indicated by a
wordy battle in the corridors of the hotel
between Ralph Butler, of Rochester, and
J. D. Long, of Akron. O. Butler doubt
ed the expediency of renominating the
president- It was idle to ignore the Re
publicans on ths national committee.
"These men plan the campaign," said But
ler, "and light the battle, and they must
be considered. If they doubt the exprtli-
ency of renominating the president their
wishes should have great weight at the
Some First-Class Funerals Wanted.
This riled Long, who vehemently de
clared: "I am from Ohio, never had an
ofiice and never wanted one." A shout of
laughter went up at the discovery of the
only Ohio man who did not want an office.
"Xo, sir, 1 don't want an ofiice," cried
Long, glaring at Butler, "and I say it to
your face that the opposition to the presi
dent in this state comes from disgruntled
officeholders. We'll stand by Harrison,
no matter whom you nominate, and you
must take the consequences. What is
wanted by the Republican party in this
state are a few first-class funerals, begin
ning with Tom Piatt and Warner Miller
uud going through the list of the kickers."
Indianapolis, May 20. The Prohibition
state convention was in session here yes
terday afternoon for the purpose of organ
ization. There are few 'candidates for any
nomination except governor, for which
Judge Xorth. of Valparaiso, seems to be
the choice. Xomiuatious will be made to
day. when a general love feast will be
held. Yesterday's session was presided
oyer by Judge Denny, of this city, aud the
time was occupied in speechmaking.
"em- .Jersey Democracy.
Tuenton, X. J., May 26. The state
Democratic convention held here aial
adopted and all-round Democratic plat
form wi'h planks opposing free silver and
instructing the delegates to Chicago to
cast the vote of the state for Grover Cleve
land as long as he is before the convention.
South Dakota Has No Choice.
Yankton, May 20. The Democratic
state convention met here yesterday, over
40(i delegates being in attendance. Dele
gates to the Chicago convention were
chosen. They go uninstructed. The con
vention was impartial in its enthusiasm,
for all of the Democratic leaders as their
names were mentioned.
Blaine Maintains Silence.
Xew Yoisk, May 2G. Secretary Blaine
is still in the city. He maintains his si
lence on political matters, and as yet has
not said a word that could be taken as a
signal that he would accept the nomina
tion for the presidency if tendered to him
by the Minneapolis convention.
Iowa State Republican Convention.
Des Moines, May 20. Republican state
central committee last night decided to
the hold convention for nomination of state
officers in Des Moines, June 29. R. B.
Huff, of Muscatine, will be temporary
chairman aud A. L. Hager, of Greenfield,
Republican Nf onal Committee.
Washington, May 26 - Chairman Clark
son authorizes the announcement that a
meeting of the Republican national com
mittee will be held at the West hotel,
Minneapolis, Saturday June 4, at 11 a, m.
"MAJESTY" "ELUDES" THE MOB.
Tennessee's Authority Gets a Little Rest
Rev. Sam Jones' Gospel. '
Nashville, May 20. A dispatch from
Chattanooga says that the ; sheriff of
Hamilton, county, after a long chase
over the mountains, has succeded ineclud
ing the mob and placed Frank Weems, the
alleged rapist, in jail at Knoxville. A
crowd of Chattanoogians will go over and
probably the lynching may occur there
before sunset, as Rev. Sam Jones has
been preaching that "rapists mast be the
anchors of hemp ropes."
Very Considerate of Them.
It was 1 o'clock yesterday morning be
fore the excited crowd which filled the
Btreets of Chattoonaga Tuesday night dis
persed. Speeches were - made by the mob
leaders in front of the jail, but it was not
searched. The excitement was intense,
but the. crowd was orderly. The deputy
sheriffs were very shrewd in evading the
lynchers, who scoured the woods until
daybreak yesterday morning.
Mob Bala ia Connecticut.
WATEBBCBY, Conn., May 20. The Sal
vation Army began their meetings here
Saturday and had little trouble until last
night when their force weakened by a
dozen members who had gone back to An
souia leaving but two here the lights
were turned out and chairs and bottles
other missiles began to fly. The mob
rushed on the stage and beat the Sal
vationists until they were compelled to
flee through the windows into a small
alley. The police came to the aid of the
Salvationists when th? whole interior of
the theatre was found to be a wreck. The
Salvationists were taken home by the
police, followed by a inob of nearly 2,000
Alton Is Behind the Times.
ALTON.Ills., May 20. Michael McCarthy
and EJward Creigan are in jail here on
the self -confessed charge of having assault
ed and nearly murdered Minnie Dicker-son, a
young and highly respected colored girl.
It is possible that the victim may die, and
public indignation runs high. There is no
danger of mob violence, but the prisoners
will be vigorously dealt with by law.
They Keep l'p With the Procession.
LITTLE Rot K, May 20. Walter Smith,
colored, assaulted a young white girl at
Cabot about, one week ago. Ke escaped
and was arrested here Tuesday. Officers
took him to Cabot and later a telegram
stated that Smith had been taken from
the jail by a mob and hanged.
Which will yeni have,
sickness, suffering and despair,
or health, strength, and spirit?
You can take your choice.
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WOODYATT & WOODYATL
A incendiary lire at. Wichita Falls, Tex.,
aused a loss of SI M.o.xl
There is a 1 i pound infant, a recent
in-ival, at Champaign. lit.
Chief An htir lias been again re-elected
to that position in the Locomotive brother
hood. The thirty-second annual convention of
the United States Brewers' association is
being held in Boston.
Queen Victoria was 73 years old Tuesday
and the day was celebrated everywhere in
the British empire yesterday.
The farm house of Abner Gray, near
Liaudcrdale, Tenn., burned and two of his
children perished in the flames.
Illinois' state convention of Kings'
Daughters and Sons is in session at Spring
field with 2JO delegates in attendance."
The sixty-tuird annual parade of Sun
day school children of Brooklyn brought
out a procession of nearly 70,000 of them.
There will le a general shut down of
the tanneries of ths country for sixty days
beginning June 1; cause, over-production.
Farmers in the Illinois com belt are
utilizing every resource to make up lost
time in corn planting, now that "Old
llienis" has let up a little.
The steamer City of Xew York arrived
at Liverpool, having made the trip from
New York in six days aud twenty min
utes, thus beating the record, s
ine cinfK wnicn Kept time lor oeu
Davis while he was presiding over the
Southern Confederacy has been purchased
by a Petersburg, Va., Israelite aud will be
exhibited at the World's fair.
John Ryan, a b.iy of 13, was arrest sd for
begging at Omaha, when .it was foun 1
that his arms had been cruelly burned
With cabolic acid by tramps to assist him j
in the begging to which tiiey forced him. !
The blacksmith shop of Caarles Schmidt
at San Diego, Cal., was blown to kindling
wood with dynamite. Schmidt is a non
union man, and had been competing suc
cessfully with the union shop ia the
Mrs. K.lizabeth Russell, charged with
poisoning another woman with whose hus
band she was i:i love, sIil' being herself
married at the time, lias been found guilty
of murder in the first degree at Kau
Captain W. P. Kgan, who disappeared a
couple of weeks ago from Chicago, and
was suppos.-d to havu been murdered,
proves In law been one of those wandered-olT-in-a-bi.iiir.-si.itt
-iTT-iiii'id cases, and has
been heard o. at C.ev. land right side up.
Atiut!-t nrt Ttk It, m Ilow.
Pakis, M ty ui. The nn irc!iits have
decided to hold a demonstration in front
of the residence of M. Bauiepaire, the
public prosecutor, and also in front of the
ministry of the interior or the Palais de
Bounbon, the object of the demonstrations
being to secure the release of certain
Hallway Accountants Meet.
Chicago, May 26. Two hundred mem
bers representing railroads from Califor
nia to Maine were present at the opening
session of the Association of American
Railway Accounting Officers yesterday.
The meeting will be devoted to the dis
cussion of methods of railroad accounting.
A handsome complexion is one of the
creates t charms a woman can poesasa
Pozzoni'a Complexion powder gives it.
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Occasionally you find
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