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Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Thursday. June 2 2802
NO FAVORITE SONS.
Jepew Says They Are "Not in
It" at Minneapolis.
lACEiriOED IN THEIR OWN STATES j
There Is None Left Over To He Slaugh
tered In the National Convention The
Sllver-Tongned Orator of the Empire
State Criticises the Itlalne Roomers,
and Says Trillins Is Out of riaee Har
rison's Advance Guard Arrives at the
Hour City, First on the Ground Five
Chicago, June 2. Chauncer M. Depew,
W. K. Vaudt-rbilt and H. Seward Webb
arrived here last night to attend the an
nual meeting of the Chicago and North
western and connecting lines. The party
registered at the Auditorium hotel, where
delegates from a dozen or more of states
rVere in waiting to meet the silver-tongued
orator from Gotham and to secure his
Views on the political situation. To a
reporter he said that the situation was
different from that of all previous conven
tions in that there were no favorite sons
to be sacrificed. All of them had been
acreficed in their own states.
Staked All on an Interrogative.
The only chance in his judgment of
Harrison being defeated was that the con
vention should vote for half a dozen dif
I ferent people and so prevent a choice until
the opposition to the president had a
chance to concentrate. But the supreme
effort to induce Blaine to become a can
didate had practically retired all other
candidates, so that unless Blaine allowed
his name to lie used Harrison would be
the nominee, both by the potential force
of his record of his friends and by the de
fault of opposition. It was remarkable
that so shrewd, so successful, a combina
tion of political managers as the combina
tion against the president should have
staked their all upon an interrogative.
"Fllrtine with Cn-sar's Ghost."
If Blaine is a candidate they huve of
course the potential influence of a great
name, a great fame and universal popu
larity. But if Blaine failed to say that he
is in the race they would be like the last of
the Ca-sars, or like Mahomet's coffin sus
pended in the air. Nothing could be more
suggestive of the difliculties of the situa
tion to the opponmts of General Harrison
than the spectacle of such able and prac
tical politicians as his friends Q'.:ny,
Clarkson, Piatt and Foraker flirting with
the ghost of Cii'sar and the codin of Ma
homet. That Letter Official and Final.
He (Depew) had been a friend of Blaine
when Conkling dominated in New York
and as ngainsi Grant, Garfield and Hayes,
and had there leeii any intention on the
part of Blaine to become a candidate be
fore the forthcoming convention he
thought thnt he (Depew) would have been
entitled to know it. Had he received that
information it was likely that he would
have gone with the Bluine column. No
such intimation having been received it
must be taken fin- granted that Blaine's
letter to Chairman Clarkson, and through
the latter to the Republican party, was
Dot Li omcial and liual.
Will Stick to "the Gospel Text."
He had been brought up in a religion
that believed in sticking to the gospel
text and taking no stock in commentarv.
The fellows that now advocate Blaine's
nomination with so much enthusiasm
men who had always been hostile to the
Blaine scripture were depending upon
the commentary. They were told that the
convention was to be stampeded. How
would it meet Under great responsibil
ities. The delegates would feel and know
that the Democracy would start out with
fifteen states, and that it would take but
four more, and these the so-ealled doubt
ful states, to bring them success.
"o Time for Any Trifling.
This situation did not permit of senti
ment or theory or of the exercise of per
sonal vindictiveness. The convention
could not afford to trifle with so grave a
Situation. If the convention should
nominate Blaine and he should decline, of
course General Harrison could not be a
candidate for the position that the chief
officer of his cabinet and rejected, and the
demoralization of such an event spread all
over the country would defeat the Repub
lican party even before the canvass bad
begun. Such was the responsibility that
rested on Bluine.
FIRST AT CONVENTION CITY.
A Synod of Harrison Men Arrive Mln
Minneapolis, June 2. The closest per
sonal lieutenants and friends of the presi
dent arrived from Indiana here yesterday
afternoon and at once opened up head
quarters at the West hotel. The advance
guard comprises L. T. Michener, of Shel
byville; J. K. Gowdy, chairman of the
Republican state committee; R. R. Shiel,
a delegate from the Indianapolis district;
C. W. Stivers, of the Liberty, Indiana,
Herald, and a delegate;A, P. Hendrickson,
a wholesale merchant of Indianapolis, and
close friend to Harrison: W. T. Durbin,
delegate from Anderson, Ind., and S. D.
Miller, of Indianapolis, son of the attorney
general and private secretary of Secretary
oi v ar niiauiB.
Not on a Still Hunt.
"We are for Harrison. That is what we
are here for," said General Michener.
"Yes. we are here in the interest of the
people," added Delegate Shiel, "and that
means that we must nominate Harrison.
It is certainly very bad taste for Messrs.
Quay, Piatt and Foraker to attempt to
dictate at this time to their party who its
presidential nominee shall be. Their
judgments are not backed by their reo-
orua. - . .
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
rnparing tor tne visitors.
More intern tins; than anything else at
this time is the effort which the Minneap
olis people an: making to take care of the
expected crod. Minnenpolis Js conven
tion crazy. About one-half of the popu
lation is alrtady standing on the street
corners eager to catch a glimpse of the ar
riving dignitaries. The local committees,
under direction of Chairman lta-aekett,
Bre doing m irvels. They are bustling
from day urea i to midnight. They are
practically running all the hotels in town,
and, not satis-tied with this, are creating
neV taverns oi every street cSraer.
Fused and Divided Nominations.
Kansas Cm, June 2. The question of
fusion in Ka isas between the People's
party and the Democrats was settled at a
conference hell in this city yesterday.
The sole topic of discussion was the dis
tribution of off ces, the question of fusion
having been ac tepted from the start. It
Is authoritatively bnt unofficially stated
that the agreement provides that the
Democrats; be given the reprcsentat ives-at-large
and in th j First and Second districts,
and one position on the supreme bench.
The Democrats are to support Ives for
YVatterson on the May Convention.
Louisville, June 2. Henry Watterson,
under the head "Ugly Work at Syracuse,"
ays in The Courer Journal: "Those
Democrats who doubt the wisdom of go
ing to New York for a Democratic nom
inee for president could want no better
vindication of their opinion than is fur
nished by the p-oceediugs of the conven
tion held at Syracuse yesterday by the pro
testing and contesting Democrats of the
Empire state at d published in this issue
of The Courier Journal."
A Court Decides Which Is the Party.
Salt Lake Citt, June 2.--A decision
was rendered in the territorial court here
yesterday which declares the Gentile wing
of the Democrttic party to be the only
legal organization of the party in the ter
retory. This derision, it is thought, will
leave the Mormc n wing without represen
tation in the national convention.
CONVENTIONS OF COLD WATFR MEN.
Prohibitionists Preparing for the Politi
Springfield. Ills., June 2 The state
Prohibition convention did up its business
yesterday. The vicket nominated was as
follows: R. R. Link, for governor; James
Lamont, of Winnebago, for lieutenant
governor; John 1". Killam, of Shelby, sec
retary of state; ?amuel D. Noe, of Ver
million, auditor; T. S. Marshall, of Mari
on, treasurer; A. P. Wright, La Salle, at
I'lauks from the I'latfoJni.
Outside of tun necessary prohibition
planks, which a-e radical, the platform
favors woman su Irage; sustains the Illi
nois compulsory school law as it stands;
declares for free silver, and in favor of
closing the Work.'s fair Sundays,and pro
hibiting the sale t f liquors on the grounds.
F.. Andrews, of Whiteside, and James
FelttJ, of Sangamon, were named for rei-reseutatives-at-lai
The Wisconsin Itranrh In Line.
MADISON, June 2. The Prohibition
state convention 5-esterday refused to
-make official org:.ns of the Northwestern
Mail, of Madisc n, or the Oshkosh
Signal. The j latform is a radical
cold water utteranoe, which also favors the
issue of all the money by the national gov
ernment is sutfic ent quantity; endorses
the Bennett schoo". luw and demands that
school instruction shall be in English
Under state supervision; declares for gov
ernment control of railways and telegraphs,
and for an educi tional qualification for
voters; demands that taxes be
raised from the wealthy rather than
the laborer and tariff for revenue
only, protection, w hen needed, to be se
cured in other way. The following ticket
was nominated: For governor, T. C.
Richmond, of Mad ison; lieutenant gover
nor, G. A. Shepard, of La Crosse; secretary
of state, E. F. Russell, of Columbia;
treasurer, A. D. Barnes, of Marinette; at
torney general, F. A. Watkins, of Doug
las; superintendent of public instruction,
C. W. Underwood, of Outagamie; railroad
commissioner, J. 11 Clayton, of Milwau
kee; insurance cot imissioner, Ole Rilau,
They Gather In Iowa Also.
Des Moines, Ji.ne 2. Rev. Wilmot
Whitefield, of Siouf City, was permanent
chairman of the hundred or so delegates
to the Prohibition state convention yes
terday. He said that both the old parties
were in league with the saloon. Mr.
Whitefield heads the delegation to the
national convention and three women are
also delegates. Tht platform declares for
prohibition, state ud national, woman
tuff rage, protection to American labor and
stricter naturalization laws. A full state
ticket was nominated headed by Rev. S.
H. Taft, of Humboldt, for secretary of
Keystone State Teetotallers.
Scrantox, Pa.,June 2. The Prohibition
state convention yesterday nominated
Amos Briggs, of Philadelphia, forjudge
of the supreme court, and Rev. J. T. Mc
Creary and S. E. Chase f or representatives-at-large,
and selected delegates to the na
tional convention. The platform de
nounces the liquor traffic; demands wom
an suffrage; revision of immigration laws:
the closing of the World's fair on Sundays
and refusal of a government loan if liquor
is to be sold on the g-ounds.
Place Aux Dames In Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, June 2. The Prohibition
state convention was held here yesterday.
Josiah Harris, of Pacucah, was chairman.
The report of the no ninating committee
was returned becauso the male nominees
gallantly desired to retire in favor of the
women. A delegation of three men and
one woman to the national convention
was finally decided upon and the conven
tion adjourned for thi day.
MINERS ROASTED. ,
Frightful Disaster in a Bohemia
IXAMES RAGE THROUGH THE PIT,
Cutting Off the Escape of 175 Workmen
A Party of Itescuers Loses Four of Its
Number and Keports Silence Except
the Roar of the Flames Mad Hog
Panle at Chicago Forty Persons Kit
tenFatal Cyclone In Texas.
Vienna, June 2. The famous Birken
berg silver mine at Przibram, Bohemia,
is on fire. There were 200 miners caught
by the flames. Fourteen bodies had been
recovered when the flames grew so fierce
that the task was suspended. At that
time the mine was vocal with shouts and
groans. Later eight men descended and
nothing could be heard but the roar and
crackle of the flames. Four of the rescu
ing party were caught and burned and
the others barely escaped. There are at
least 175 men in the mine and all are un
doubtedly dead. Thousands of persons
are on the scene, and the wails of the
bereaved women and children are heart
MAD DOG LOOSE AT CHICAGO.
Forty Persons Kitten by the Unite, Nine
lteing Sorloui.lv Hurt.
Chicago, June 2. Maddened and utter
ly vicious, a big black Newfoundland dog
rushed into a crowd of children on their
way to school yestenlay afternoon at 2
o'clock, bitting and lacerating the little
ones as they tried to escape. Following
came a crowd of running men warning
the passersby and looking for some one
who would shoot the animal. A police
officer chased the brute from Noble and
Cornelia streets to the Northwestern
Nearly Killed a I.ittlc Hoy.
Within a few minutes the dog reap
peared at Chicago and Milwaukee ave
nues. There a barber was bitten fright
fully. In an alley in the rear of 5S2 Mil
waukee avenue a little 5-year-old boy was
playing. The dog attacked him in its on
ward rush, and his life is despaired of.
With several hundred men and boys armed
with clubs and stones in pursuit the in
furiated animal was chased. Before it
was finally killed by policemen in a barn
at the rear of 021 Milwaukee avenue forty
persons had been injured.
Names or the Seriously Wounded.
The most seriously hurt are: Willie
Kirchoff, 5 years old, bitten on the head,
back and arms may die; Fred Riston,
barber, both legs, arms and hands badly
bitten; Joseph Hofner, bitten twice on the
right hand; Paul LeFevre, 10 years old,
chest bitten and piece torn out of fore
head; Victor LeFevre, bitten over left eye
and on the breast; Christian Iverson, bit
ten on calf of leg; John Reyska, 15 years
old, bitten on hand; Frank Sisna, right
hand badly torn; Herman Wallbaum, bit
ten on baud.
CYCLONE HAVOC AND DEATH.
A Whole Family, Except the Baby In
Temple, Texas, June 2 East Durango
was wrecked by a frightful hurricane Tues
day night. Not a house is left standing. The
house of Tom Wethers was crushed like
an eggshell and Wethers, his wife and six
children were instantly killed. A baby
escaped unharmed, the only survivor.
About twenty other persors were serious
ly, and some fatally injured.
Wiped Out a Street at ISelcherville.
Belc h kkville, Tex., June 2 A cyclone
swept through this town yesterday, wip
ing out one street containing twenty
houses entirely. Several people are re
ported killed and many were injured.
The property loss is upward of jUO.uou.
North Kukola Legislature.
Bism.I: k, June 2. The legislature met
in special session yesterday. Governor
Burke in his message says: "An extraor
dinary occasion having arisen by reason of
the lack of provision in the laws of the
state whereby the representatives to the
felectoral college are chosen and for can
vassing the returns, I have, as provided by
the constitution, called you together in
special session. The sentiment of the
people also warrants me in calling your
attention to the matter of an additional
appropriation for the World's fair fund
I leave these matters in your hands."
Tays Your Money; Takes Your Choice.
Chicago, June 2. A telegram from
New York says that Blaine said yesterday
to an intimate friend: "You may state
without fear of contradiction that I will
neither write a letter nor send a telegram
to the convention."
The Inter-Ocean has a special that says
another of the secretary's "intimate"
friends asserts that word will be received
at Minneapolis from Blaine of a character
that will surprise his boomers.
Chill and Venezuela Not In Line.
New YonK, June 2. Mail advices from
the republic of Santo Domingo state that
the government has made appropriation
of J2o,000 to pay the expenses of its repre
sentation at the Chicago World's Colum
bian exposition and has appointed commis
sioners. This leaves Chili and Venezuela
as the only countries in America that have
not already made arrangements for their
Suicide of an English Army Officer.
London, June 2. Captain E. H. Ran
dolph, a well-known military man and an
officer of the North Staffordshire regi
ment known as the Prince of Wales regi
ment, committed suicide at Weymouth
while insane. It is said that the captain
had become insane through too much
study and other causes. He leaped into
the sea and was drowned before those
who saw the act could go to his rescue.
Died for His Principles.
OWIN6BORO, Ky., June a William
O'Neil, a bricklayer of Owensboro, was
killed on the Louisville, St. Lonis and
Texas. He was going to Louisville on a
colored excursion train and as he was the
only white man on the train got on top of
the coaches to avoid the negroes. He was
struck on the head by a low bridge.
Chicago Quotations Free.
Chicago, June 2. Chicago Board of
Trade market quotations will soon be dis
tributed free to the public. The contract
between the board and the Western Union
Telegraph company arranging for the dis
tribution of the quotations has been sign
ed. The contract is for one year. .
The city council of Cleveland has won
a victory over the gas companies of that
city, forcing them to reduce prices from II
to 80 cents a thousand.
Over 1,000 Tammany men have signi
fied their intention to attend the Demo
cratic national convention.
There was rain at Chicago for twenty
one days of May and only six fine days in
the whole month.
Fire at San Francisco destroyed Abbotts
wool packing warehouse. Loss, $70,000.
H. Clay King, the murderer of Attorney
Posten at Memphis a year ago, did not
address the Tennessee supreme conrt in
his own behalf as he was expected to do.
The court has the case to consider, the ar
guments having all been completed.
The sentry at the royal palace at Pots
dam refused to permit the German em
press to pass into her own home the other
day and now her portrait is hung iu all
the barracks of the German army to fa
miliarize the solders with her face.
The Nicaragua Canal convention is in ses
sion at St. Louis with 1,000 delegates in
James W. Scott, of the Chicago Herald,
has arr.ved at New York from a trip to
Gold and silver to the amount of $2,000
has been found in a house at Midland,
Mich., at one time occupied by a jeweler
named "Hank" Farrington, who was sent
to the penitentiary for life in IS74 for the
murder and robbery of a man named Stew
art. Farrington's son will take steps to
obtain the money.
The employes of the New England
Granite works at Concord, N. H., have
joined the strikers on the issue of the
ecale terminating with the calendar year
instead of May 1, the men insisting upon
Boston is worked np over the fact that the
initial letters of names of ancient celebri
ties carved on the facade of the new library
form an acrostic giving the name of the
firm of architects who designed the build
ing McKim, Mead & White.
Police Magistrate Williams, of Illiop
olis. 111., has served notice on a number
of business firms that they must obey the
ordinance and close their stores Sundays.
He has since received letters from white
caps threatening him if he prosecutes the
Union sailors at Toledo captured two or
three non-union men and stuffed dead
rats in their mouths.
A baby was found alive in a chicken box
at Green Bay, Wis.; which had Iain out in
the rain for 24 hours, having been left
there by its mother who in unknown.
Evanston, 111., is all agog over the asser
tion that Miss Frances Willad, the noted
W". C. T. LT. leader, is going to learn to ride
a bicycle. Miss Willard says she is going
to ride daily as soon as she can learn.
Family trouble resulted at Lima, O., in
the suicide of Mrs. Sarah Warde by
laudanum and Mrs. Albert. Gest by gas.
The thermometer marked 89 degress
at New York yesterday.
California's delegation has started for
California's People's party is in session
at San Francisco. The platform is the
St. I xmis declaration without addition or
The advance guard of Republicans left
Washington for Minneapolis yesterday
afternoon, and it was said that the Blaine
boomers had their chief's assurance that
he was in the race.
Denis D. Donovan has been nominated
by the Democrats of the Fifth Ohio con
Florida Democrats are in council at
I'nited Presbyterians Adjourn.
PlTTSBVUi;, June 2. The thirty-fourth
general assembly of the United Presbyte
riah church concluded its labors and ad
journed sine die at 8 o'clock last night.
The report of the committee on Sunday
schools showed a total enrollment
of itt ,000, including officers, teachers and
pupils. The next general assembly will
meet in Monmouth, Ills., May 4 next.
Sailed with the Iteputy Sheriff.
EABTPOUT, Me., June 2. Deputy Sheriff
P. A. Martin boarded the schooner Carrie
A. Buckuian, of Bucksport, lying in
Quoddy Kuaus, to serve a warrant on
Captain Stuhbs for costs iu an illegal ship
ping case. The schooner was seen to sail
shortly afterward, probably for the West
Indies, whither she was bound, taking
Deputy Sheriff Martin with her.
It is not what its proprietors say, but
what Hood's Sarsaparilla does, that
makes it sell, and wins the confidence ot
A EACE WITH DEATH!"
Among: the nameless heroes, none art
more worthy of martyrdom than he who
rode down the valley of the Conemaugh,
warning- the people ahead of the Johns
town flood. Mounted on a powerful
horse, faster and faster went the rider,
but the flood was swiftly gaining, until
It caught the unlucky horseman and
wept ou. grinding, crushing, annihila
ting both weak and strong.
In the same way is disease lurking
near, like unto the sword of Damocles,
ready to fall, without warning, on its
victim, who allows his system to be
come closed up, and his blood poi
soned, and thereby his health endan
gered. To eradicate these poisons from
the 6ystem, no matter what their name
or nature, and save yourself a spell of
malarial, typhoid or bilious fever, or
eruptions, swelling, tumors and kin
dred disfigurements, keep the liveT and
kidneys healthy and vigorous, by the
use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery. It's the only blood-purifier sold
on trial. Your money is returned if it
doesn't do exactly as recommended. A
concentrated vegetable extract. " Sold
by druggists, la large b-Vea, at 11.00.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
WEBER, 8TD YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEET 0CS
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS.
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR-
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
lfO of mall Mneical merchandlre. We have ir. onr emijlcij a f rpt-c'.w P-trr-v
$4.00 per Month
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
40 Lots Only 40
ON EACH PLAN. LOCATION 36th ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest pio$
BUFORD 81 GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guver.
O F E CTAC LE S
The Finest SAMPLE
Always on hand a replete line of Imported and Dom'ic Ci
gars and Liquor3. Milwaukee Beer always on draf c.
Two doors wet of hi? o!d place.
A fine lunch from 9 to IS every morning. Sandwiches of ail kinds alway. - .:
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, 4 Proprietors. ) WM. H. CATION-
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DON'T BLAME YOU.
We are that way
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GOLDEN GRAINS OF
WHEAT. As good as
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Wheat are the
for Ten years
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Doubtless know, and we
Have too large a stock
Which must be reduced.
Hence the VERY LOW
PRICES FOR THIS
Second Street, Davenport.