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THE AUG US.
Friday. Junk 3 2882
Phs Combat Deepening at the
BOOM CUSTODIANS EAED AT WOEK.
Dark Horifi X,oX SlRjit of In the Straggle
of the Harrison ami ISInine rnrtisan
Clarkson and His Coterie Bearing the
Burden of the Maine Man's ISnom
Fassett the Tiohnble Temporary Chair
man Indiana Men at Work Systemati
cally A Man Uho Has "Positive Infor
mation" Remarks Dropped at Chi
cago. Minneapolis, June 8. The arrival on
the ground of the advance guard of the
national committee has resulted in trans
ferring the scene of action from the con
vention committee headquarters to the
West hotel. The lobby was fairly well
filled during yesterday, and all indications
go to show that within the next few days
Handing room in the rotunda will be at a
preminm. Thus far the signs all point to
the fact that the contest for the nomina
tion will be between the friends of Har
rison and Blaine. The dark horse are
Dot talked of.
Harrison's Campaigners at Work.
Clarkson and Fassett have disposed of
one of the most prominent of the talked of
compromise candidates to their own sat
isfaction. They say that General Alger is
for Blaine, and therefore Alger cannot lie
for Alger, and is consequently not in the
race. Harrison men took possession of the
West hotel last night, and made the Har
rison boom just hum, while at Senator
Washburn's residence Clarkson, Fassett,
Conger and Payne were figuring, presum
ably, on giving Blaine's boom a start in
the very near future. But the president's
followers had the open field all to them
selves, and were distributing Harrison
badges by the thousand and circulating a
printed copy of Blaine's litter to Clark
ton. A Claim of 650 Votes.
Ex-Senator Tierce, of North Dakota, and
a few delegates from that state and Min
nesota had a conference in John C. Xew's
room. It was aimonnced that the resi
dent had about t"0 instructed votes.
Powell Clayton, of Arkansas, has arrived
and he says that the entire delegation
from that state with one or two excep
tions is for Harrison. The Sioux Falls,
la.. Republicans have opened Blaine
headquarters and are preparing to puh
the canvass of the secretary.
Clarkson ICeiteralrs His View.
One of the most thoroughly interviewed
men in the country is Clarkson. Consid
ering how often he iias stated his views it
would seem pure waste of time to bother
him any more. But be cannot appear
without attracting a dozen newspaper
men. Yesterday he claimed Cuo votes for
Blaine. The secretary, he said, would
be nominated in spite o Limself. The
Indiana claim of 05ft voUs for Harrison
was Hoosier "poetry." If they had so
many votes why were they on the ground
so early and working so hard.
Fassett for Temporary Chairman.
There is no doubt but that Fassett will
be named as temporary chairman of the
convention. The sub-committee of the
national committee practically decided on
him Wednesday. It is fully certain that
Colonel C. W. Johnson will be elected
temporary secretary, the national com
mittee recommending both of these offi
cers to the convention for its approval.
The national committee will hold its first
session at the West tomorrow morning at
11 o'clock, when the temporary officers of
the convention will be definitely chosen.
Some More "I'ositive Information."
A. McGuineas, the advance guard of the
Chicago Blaine club and a very intimate
friend of the Blaine faaiily, arrived yes
terday and registered at the West hotel
where he flashed his Blaine badge in the
face of John C. New, of Indiana, declar
ing he had pasitive information that Blaine
would make as strong a fight for the
nomination as he did in
DEPEW MAKES A PREDICTION.
The Convention to Last Only Two Days
I.arrabee a Itlulne Man.
Chicago, June 8. The Blaine boom
moved up and down in Chicago yesterday.
Chauncey M. I)epew was the biggest man
in the city and the way other big men
floeked to see him at the Auditorium was
a caution to the people . who think that
there is no candidate but Blaine worth
mentioning for the Republican nomina
tion at Minneapolis. The genial doctor
didn't talk much politics publicly. This
is what he told the reporters: "Harrison
will be nominated and the convention will
be over in two days. We will all be back
in Chicago on Friday telling of what great
people the Republican party is composed,
and in particular dwelling on the collapse
of the Blaine boom."
What Is It Everybody Knows, Governor?
Ex-Governor William Larrabee, of Iowa,
dropped into the Palmer house during the
day and talked lustily for Blaine, "The
Plumed Knight can carry Iowa against
any Democrat, not excepting Horace
Boies," declared the ex-governor, "but I
wouldn't say that for Harrison. Iowa
might be classed as a doubtful state if
Harrison were. a candidate. The state
delegation would have been instructed for
Blaine had the convention known at the
time it met what all the people now know.
The majority of the delegates will vote for
They Credit Blaine's Letter.
Ex -Congressman Galnsba A. Grow, del-egate-at
-large from Pennsylvania, arrived
last nights He is a prominent candidate
for permanent chairman of the conven
tion. HeSaya that neither the delegatea-
at-large nor the district delegates of Penn
sylvania are pledged, and that while his
district wo lid prefer the nomination of
Blaine, yet the letter's letter is taken as
final and h-a personally will vote for Har
rison. "Joe" Cannon Tells Stories.
During t le afternoon the Illinois contin
gent regist.-red at the Grand Pacific cen
tered about ex-Congressman Cannon, who
told stories about the opposition to Harri
son being 1 ke the fog of the early morning
! on the freshly plowed land. "A little sun
light and it becomes dispelled in an in
stant. Harrison will get it on the first
Kellogi; and Lynch Widely Differ.
Ex-Senat ir William Pitt Kellogg, of
Louisiana, almost shouted for Blaine, and
his talk had some force in it because he
heads the Louisiana delegation to the con
vention. He declared that the nomination
I f the presi lent would be a grievous mis
take. The president had greatly injured
hi party's chances by his appointments
of colored r.ien. John R. Lynch, the col
ored leader from Mississippi, declared that
the colored people of the country were
well satisfied with Harrison's treatment
of their race. They would be found fight
ing for him at the polls if he was nomin
ated. He t lought there was nothing to
the Blaine loom.
CATCHING 'EM ON THE FLY.
The Watchful Chicago Reporter Letting
Very Little Get Away.
The only manner in which a delegate to
Minneapolis could evade the Chicago re
porter woull be to evade Chicago. But
as the delegate is bound for Minneapolis,
and a whole train load of newspaper men
passed throt gh the oity yesterday for that
place, he w juld be no better off if he
wanted to "lay low," for the "pumps"
would inevitably be applied when be
reached the end of his journey. So he
gracefully submits en route and the dele
gate who passes through this city with an
opinion that the reporier doesn't get at
h "very widu awnker indeed,
fallout Thinks Harrison Should Lead.
PAmong the arrivals yesterday was Sena
tor Cullom. Said he: "I am on the road
to nominate a president. I believe that
nominee wi 1 be Harrison. Of course, I
am not as rertain of it as that we are
standing her., but it is a reasonable ex
pectation. 1 think that is the logic of the
situation, I don't see what escape there
can be from making our fight on the
strength of his administration, and as it
has been one of most remarkable abil
ity and purity I don't see why he shordd
not lead tin fight. I do not consider
Jilaine a candidate, for the most excellent
reason that it seems to me that he does
not consider himself one."
The I'r.-mler Not a Candidate.
Lew Wallace, Jr., of Indianapolis, was
among the many politicians who arrived
at the Gram: Pacific today and was not
slow in dec aring his preferences on the
presidential tiestion. He says that there
is no opposition to Harrison in Indiana
and that there can hardly lie a doubt as to
the result of next week's convention.
Harrison, he says, is bound to be the win
ner. Blaine :s not a candidate and. in his
opinion, his name will not bo presented.
The Maryland Delegation.
Hon. L. E. McComas, dolegate-at-large
from Maryland, paid a flying visit to the
Auditorium between trains en route to
Minneapolis ia advance of the delegation
from his state. "Our delegates-at large,"
he said, "are nstructed for Harrison, and
the great maprity of the district dele-a-gations
are instructed in the same way.
Among the uuinstructed thasV may be a
few who will 3op, but I expect that the
solid Maryland vote will be cast for Har
rison. I have not the remotest idea that
the president will not receive the nomina
tion." Was of a Different Color.
Ex-Senator L. W. Buck, of Oakland,
Cal., circulated among the Republican
delegates. He talked Blaine to everybody
and finally some one asked him if he was
a delegate. "Ves, sir; from Oakland to the
Democratic convention here. I will help
nominate Grover Cleveland, and will also
be at the polU in the fall to pluck the
feathers from Blaine's crown. Sorry I
can't vote with yon at Minneapolis, but
I'm of a different color."
Flatt Talks for Blaine.
Thomas C. Piatt, the head of New
York's Republican "big four," and one of
the managers of the recent "Blaine boom,"
reached the Auditorium last night en
route for Minneapolis. He talked for
Blaine and coufidenty predicted his
nomination, and said that fifty of theXew
York delegates would vote for him.
Other Remarks Summarized.
S. G. Matthews, of Winona, Miss., says
the delegates from that state are for Har
rison, with a strong undercurrent for
William A. Gavett, of Detroit, said
Michigan woull vote for Blaine, as Alger
himself was a Blaine mau and would not
insist upon the instructions for himself.
"Mayor McCuun, of Richland Center,
Wis., wanted liadly to bet on McKinley,
but could find no takers.
The Indiana delegation has gone on to
POUT CS IN GENERAL.
Three More Prohibition Conventions No
f ulon In Kansas.
Louisville, u e a The state Prohibi
tion conventioi yesterday selected dele
gates to the ni.tional convention, giving
one woman, Mis. F. Beauchamp, a place
on the delegatio as-at-large. The platform is
a radical one on the liquor question, and
demands woman suffrage and an educa
tional qualificat ion; favors referring the
tariff to a comn ission which shall be in
structed to ch eapen necessaries; asks a
currency of gold, silver and paper issued
by the government direct and of equal le
gal tender value; favors election of presi
dent and senators by direct vote; also gov
ernment control of railways and tele
graphs. Fusion In I Lansas Knocked Oat.
Topeka, Kats., June 8. Levi Dum
baald, chairman, of the People's party cen
tral committee; S. W. Chase, and Dr. Mc
LaOin, of The Alliance Farmer, positively
deny that the meeting held in Kansas
City Wednesday h d any significance as
far as fusion was concerned. The nomi
nation yesterday at Holton of Fred J.
Close, of Doniphan county, by the Alli
ance for congress from the First district is
declared to be a death-blow to fusion. The
fusion fixers were present but not allow
ed to be heard.
Worcester, Mass., June 3. The Pro
hibitionists met here in state convention
yesterday. The platform is a standard
one with a clause denouncing attacks on
the schools from any source. Wolcott
Hamlin, of Amherst, was nominated for
governor; Samuel B. Shapluigh, of Boston,
for secretary of state; Robert E. Raymond,
of Xew Bedford, for attorney general? W.
D. Farnam, Jr., of Somerville, for treasur
er, and Alfred B. Evans, of Ashburnham,
"Dry" Ticket In Tennessee.
Nashville, June 3. The state Prohibi
tion convention assembled here yesterday
with 300 delegates present. The conven
tion nominated Judge E. H. East, of Da
vidson county, for governor and chose a
full electoral ticket. The platform de
nounces the liquor traffic as a curse to
society; favors a graded income tax and
the election of the president, vice presi
dent and United States senators by a di
rect vote of the people.
The I.onisiaua St-natorshlp.
Baton Hoiuk, June .3 There will be a
general Democratic conference on the
L'nited States senatorial question and a
trong effort will be made by the anti
Jonas and anti-Adams men to po-tpone
the election for two years, ami in the
tintitne to have white Democratic pri
maries, all of the candidates to submit
their claims to the people.
Tampa, Fla., June 8. The Democratic
state convention has been in session on
ami off for two days, and has got far
enough to develop the fact that it is an Al
liance convention in reality, that party
having the call in the matter of delegates
by a large majority. Said delegates, how
ever, were eiected as Democrats.
The Salary Was No Inducement.
Washington, June 3. The civil service
, .-..a ai.i.Uwj (JTUl Ultt UUl IUHI
a nautical exfrt examination would be
held yesterday, the munificent salary of
the position to be filled ling (WO per an
num. Xo scientific candidates showed a
willingness to compete for the place, and
the examination was indefinitely post
poned. Named Two Cleveland Men.
Toledo, June 3. The Ninth District
Democratic convention was held here yes
terday, W. J. Colburn, of Lucas county,
and Wm. Habbler, of Wood county, both
Cleveland men were elected delegates to
the national convention.
The Democratic National.
CniCAGO, June 3. Sergeant-at-Arms
Richard J. Bright, and F. E. Canda. of the
Democratic national committee, arrived in
the city yesterday to inspect the work on
nie igwam ana arrange Tor decorating
the big building.
Michael Davitt was nominated to con
test the election for Xorth Meath. After
his nomination his supporters were at
tacked by Parnellites, and Davitt himself
received a severe wound ou the head.
C. F. Weeks, commodore of the Brook
lyn Canoe club, was drowned while trying
to shoot a dam in the Delaware river.
The plant of the Pittsburgh Pl:ite Glass
company ;at Creighton, Pa., has Veen de
stroyed by fire.
The Minnesota Republicans will meet
in state convention at St. Paul, July Sti, to
nominate candidates for governor and
An express train on the Allegheny
Valley railway was wrecked near Foster's
Station, Pa., and Engineer Reed and Fire
man Sherer fatally hurt.
At Canal Fulton, O., a school building
was struck by lightling and many of the
pupils shocked, but not injured.
Willie Thomas, 9 years old, of Cadiz,
O., was sent by his mother to buy snuff.
He tried to chew the stuff and was stran
gled to death, his body being found near
Brk'kmukers and teamsters at the brick
yards at Decatur, Ills., struck, and the
manufacturers met the move by closing
theeir yards and announcing that they
will go out of business.
Willis Pagit, of Rogerville, Mo., shot
and killed Clem Kessinger during an al
tercation over the fact that Pagit's little
girl had taken some flowers from the grave
of Kessinger's brother on Decoration Day.
An unknown man at Chicago tied fif
teen pounds of iron to one ankle and
jumped into the lake. He was dead when
taken out of the water. I
The steamer Briton collided with the
steamer Progress in Detroit river, and the
latter went to the bottom. Xo casualties.
Steel sheet and galvanized iron manu
facturers have agreed upon a wages scale
to present to the A. A. L W. which it is
thought the latter will agree to.
The St. James Gazette had a habit of
cutting most of its copy out of the London
Times, and generally slashed away at
those peculiarly valuable articles that
were copyrighted. The Times applied for
an injunction to stop this, and has ob
The cyclone damage at Harper, Kan.,
aggregates fJOO.OOO. In the county 15,000
acres of .wheat out of 100,000 plantedjwere
The men who robbed the Santa Fe train
near Redrock, I. T., got very little money
instead of a large sum, as reported.
The New York branch of the Coster
Martin Chicago commission firm, which
"got left" on a corn corner, has assigned.
Warner Miller Making No Predictions.
St. Louis, June 8. Ex-United States
Senator Warner Miller, of New York, in
speaking of the Minneapolis convention,
sayB: "It is hard to say what will be the
outcome at Minneapolis. When I reached
St. Louis I fonnd a number of letters and
telegrams from friends at home, advising
me of the situation in New York, but the
advices are so conflicting that I am un
able to arrive at a conclusion before meet
ing and consulting with the full delega
tion at Minneapolis."
Help Arriving at Wellington.
WELLINGTON, Kas., June 3. Responses
are coming in to the appeal for assistance
sent oat Wednesday. Five hurdred dol
lars in cash and necessary articles of
clothing and provisions have come to the
relief committee from the surrounding
towns, while Kansas City and other dis
tant cities have sent money by telegrap.
HUNDEEDS OF DEAD
In That Fatal Silver Mine at
OF 500 MEN ONLY 140 CAN BE POUND
Over 150 Corpses So Far Recovered and
But Twenty-five or Them Claimed by
Relatives Five School of Mines Fnnlls
and the Instructor Among the Lost
Fuller Details of the Cyclone's Work
in Texas Five Dead and a Score In
jured. Vienna, June 3; A dispatch from Przi
bram says: With every hour an increase
of the estimated mortality in the mines is
reported. Of the 500 men at work iu the
mine when the fire started but 140 can be
found. The other 80 are undoubtedly
dead in the mines. Besi e the working-
men, five pnpils and an instructor in Przi-
bram school of mines, who descended the
Shaft an hour before the alarm was given.
are missing. The young men went down
with the instructor, as had been their wont
for the last few w eeks, to studv nraetiral
mining. All five were about to be gradu
ated and were taking the course in the
mines preparatory to their final examina
Over ISO Itodies Recovered.
The work of bringing up the lxxlies was
carried on steadily all yesterday. Those
at a distance from the shaft have not been
reached. Ten in a group were found pros
trate with their heads wrapped in coats.
Most of the men were suffocated, it is
thought, before the flames reached them.
In one narrow gallery fifteen charred
trunks were found in a heap of embers,
but such cases of cremation seem to have
been ihe exception. The bodies ha-e been
laid out on pine boards under a temporary
iean-10 against tne company sshops at the
mouth of the pit. Comparatively few of
the bodies have been identified. Over 150
bodies ba-e been recovered, of which but
twenty-five have been identified.
THE CYCLONE IN TEXAS.
Particulars of the Devastation Wrought
Galveston, June 3. A most terrific
and fatal cyclone visited the little town of
Du rango, in Falls county, in the centeral
portion of the state Tuesday evening.
The places of Philip Stevens, John Strawn,
Lee Farmer, Tom Farmer, J. M. Ander
son and J. P. Bolin were struck and utter
ly demolished, and Stevens, Strawn and
Mrs. Bolin were seriously hurt and Mrs.
Bolin's two children and Lee Bird, who
was in Bolin's house, were hurt, though
not seriously. Tom Farmer's child was
injured and died.
The Disaster at Weather'.
The next place in the path of destruc
tion was T. J. Weather's. Mr. Weathers,
his wife and fivechildren and John Reeves
and wife and baby were in this bouse. Mr.
Weather's wife and two children were
killed and the other three children dan
gerously hurt. Mr. Reeves had his leg
and col ar-bone broken. Mrs. Reeves was
severely hurt and is still unconscious,
while her baby escaped without a scratch
or a bruise. The houses of Dan Beau
champ, John Birkes and Joe Bolin were
Every House Wiped Out.
San Angelo, Tex., June 3. Reports
last night from Twin Mountain Farm,
near Angus, says that every house there
was wiped out by Tuesday night's cyclone.
Some houses were carried a mile. One
family was carried with their house half a
mile but not injured. One Mexican ser
vant was killed.
Fatally Hurt the t'omlurtnr.
Rutland. Vt., June S. A passenger
train on the De. aware ami Hudson Canal
railroad was wrecked near Hydeville yes
terday. Conductor E. S. Wood, of Rut
land, recieved injuries from which he died
at midnight. Thirteen other persons were
more or less severely tun, but none
The Conrord Making for Salt Water.
Xew Orleans. June 8 The United
States cruiser Concord reached the city
yesterday from her trip to Memphis and
Cairo. The officers report that they had
a delightful time wherever they stopped.
The cruiser will remain here for order s.
It is not what its proprietors say, but
what Hood's SarsaparUla does, that
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