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Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Wednesday, Joe 8. 1892
(Continued from First page.)
patient truwii ol interested tiilegntes cool
ing their heels in the corridors uutil 10:30
last night and then adjourned until today
without doing a thing. The adjournment
was necessary because the national com
mittee had failed to prepare important pa
pers for the credentials committee. The
Blaine policv is alleged to be one of delay,
and the adjournment is claimed to be part
of the policy. It is also said that the
Blaine men have captured the committee,
which is probable, as Wisconsin with a
majority for Harrison in its delegation
permitted Payne to put a Blaine man on
What Western Member Say.
A far western member of the committee
on credentials said last evening before the
committee went into session that it had a
lot of work before it and proposed to take
Its time and do it carefully and thorough
ly. He also expressed the opinion that it
was a question whether itj reports would
be made until Thursday, and possibly not
before Friday. This would necessarily de
fer the permanent organization of the con
vention to the end of tbe week, in whicl
eveut the final ballot could not verv wei;
be reached until Monday, precisely as was
ice case in Chicago four years ago.
Depend on the Credentials.
A fact that came out during the eveninc
was that the convention in adopting ruler
bad put it into the power of the creden
tials committee to delay matters to its
own notion. The rules-are the same as
those of island 1SSS, and provide that the
credentials committee report must first be
disposed of, then the resolutions and aftet
that the nominations.
The Resolutions Committee.
Governor Foraker is chairman of the
resolutions committee. It met last night
The sub-commit tees were announced. A
number of resolutions were offered and
referred to the sub-committees and then
adjourned to meet today one hour aftei
the adjournment of the convention.
MASS MEETING IN THE HALL.
Thurston and Horr Arouse the Enthusi
asm of the Veteran.
Twelve thousand persons met in con
vention hall last night in a mass meeting
organized by the Union Veteran league.
John M. Thurston was the principa"
epeaker. A feature of the evening was s
Harrison demonstration, when some ont
called for three cheers fur Harrison which
were given with a ronr. An attempt at
Blaine cheer was not a success. There
were a number of campaign songs sung.
Thurston was not afraid that any bitter
ness would remain after the convent ion,
BO matter how much excitement titers
was during its sessions.
Irfenried:tlic "Force" Hill.
He lauded protective tariiT, but in par
ticular ueriiiueu me "lorce tun, anil sax:
me uarncaue or oppression were never
Carried except by force. Koswell G. Hon
said he had just come from Oregon, which
had given the country a ICi-publican vie
tory. He hail also been lucky enough to
help Cleveland carry Kiiode Island for the
.Kepulihcaus. Bjtli speeches were wildly
SIGNIFICANT NEW YORK MEETING
Twenty-nine Delegates ricilje
selves for Harrison.
The svent of last night was the meet
ing of the New York delegates at the
rooms of Chaun
cey M. Depew.
gates were pres
ent all of whom
selves to vote for
tion against all
Chauncey M. De
pew presided, and
made a vigorous
address in favor
of Harrison, as
JOIIX C. NEW.
also did Senator Hiscock and others. Com
mittees were appointed to visit other stat
delegation and present the reasons wh
twenty nine delegates from New Yorl
urge the renomination of President Har
rison. Besides those present at the meet
ing it was said that two more delegate:
would vote for the president and that
eight would not vote for Blaine.
Indiana Men Hear the News.
Harrison's Indiana friends were greatlj
elated when they heard of this meeting.
They were also encouraged by a report
from what was regarded as a reliable sourct
that in case the Michigan delegation
should drop General Alger after tbe first
ballot eight of its members would certain
)y vote for Harrison. Tbe Blaine men bad
steadily denied that the president could
secure a single vote from Michigan, auc
claimed its full vote for Blaine after th
first ballot. The receipt of so much good
new all at once aroused the enthusiasm
of tbe Indiana people.
Feooted by the Blalneltes.
A list of the names of those present
er alleged to have been present wat
shown the Blaine New York men anc
they ridiculed it and said that at leasl
seven of the men are not Harrison met
at all, and that the statement was a fraud
nlent one gotten up to deceive the othei
delegations. It was insisted that the New
York delegation stands Blaine, 48; Harri
What Was He There ForT .
One of the men reported to have been at
the Harrison conference of New Yorkert
seems to be a peculiar sort of man tc
pledge himself as reported. He said to f
reporter that there was no one of those
present who desired to antagonize the
leadership' of Piatt. On the contrary, it
was the desire of all of them to have the
New York delegation united in the con
vention. "A proposition will be mad U
Mr. Piatt to morrow," be continued,
"looking to the anion of the entire delega
tion upon some new candidate, and w
ars willing that Mr. PUtt aone should
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
name the man. Both Mr. Miller and Mr.
Depew are cordij.lly in sympathy with
this manner of settling the present com
Would Unite on McKinley.
"There are many of the men now pledged
for Harrison who greatly dislike to be
placed in a position, of opposition to Mr.
Piatt and both their own feelings and
much pressure fro r outside are reasons
why they would gladly go to the support
of a new man of his selection. The Harri
son movement reached apoint at tonight's
conference where perhaps it would le im
possible for the president's supporters to
abandon him until after the first ballot,
but possibly even fiat might be arranged
before the time comes for making the
nomination if Mr. Piatt would respond
promptly and in a proper spirit to the ad
vances which will 1 made to him." He
added that the man to unite the factions
Claims of tho Harrison Men.
At midnight the following statement
was given out at th Harrison headquar
ters: 'Our midnight reports show that we
have 521 votes at low water mark. This
is the result after giving, for the pur
poses of the estimate, to the opposition
the benefit of every doubt and all the
votes in contest, and without taking iuto
account some fifteen additions that have
been announced as coming over to Harri
son, but have not been individually inter
rogated at headquarters, and for that rea
son have not been included in this canvass.
The total number cf votes in contest is
Defections on lloth Sides.
The Journal at midnight said that two
of the Missouri deleg ites sent home for in
structions and received orders to vote for
Blaine on the ground that when they were
instructed for Hart isou Blaine was not
considered in the raoe. They will vote as
desired. Ou the oiler hand it is stated
that Grow and Bauer, of Pennsylvania,
heretofore considered as Blaine men, have
notified their chairman that they are for
Harrison. Both side are receiving bush
els of dispatches and using them where
theyjvvill do most good.
Indiana Campaign Literature.
The only printed camnaien literature
Uiat so far has made :ts appearance comes
from the Indiana headauarters. Late
Monday night and yesterday morning
copies of the Clarks hi letter printed in
bold type, but without comment, were
scattered around by tae tens of thousands.
Accompaning them was a card headed:
Consider these facts,'' the facts in oues-
lion being figures showing that Harrison
polled in Indiana nearly 23,000 more votes
than Blaine; that he polled in New York
t'S.UOO more; in West Virginia, 1.",0(K) more,
in Connecticut. S.GHu more. "These are
the pivotal states. Tiie vote-getter is the
man we want," was the concluding com
ment of the proclamation.
Sherman I'av rs McKinley.
It was reported early this morning that
Senator Sherman h.us written a lettei
favoring McKinley. Sherman's letter is
said to be in the ham s of the biggest sup
porters of Harrison.
Note of the Covcntion.
The night was very rainy and a remark
able quiet reigned verywhere. It was
said that the managers had sent out won)
that the noise had be'ter have a rest as it
was making things too bitter.
Senator Hansbrough says the "dark
horse" is not in it. Ti e choice of the con
vention must be either Blaine on Har
rison. Fred Douglass was .vithout a ticket tc
the convention until Huston of Indiana
went to Clarkson and asked him if he
wanted it to go out that Fred Douglass
couldn't get into a Republican national
convention. Clarkson didn't and Douglass
got a ticket right away.
The Harrison men say that they will
force a test vote at the first opportunity
and show just how the matter stands.
uenerai nustea, ot Aew lork, is very
ill. Hia wile and son have been sent for,
Tickets to the convention are being
hawked about the city by speculators,
showing that there is i lenty of room foi
all who want to attend.
A Chicage newspaper man makes the
following estimates: Blaine. 429 (includ
ing the 20 contested Alibama votes); Har
rison, 4'Jo; Alger, 28; doubtful, 17.
Senator Sawyer wouldn't take the chair
manship of the isconsin state commit
tee, so Payne took it with the under
standing that if Harrison is nominated he
Clarkson will again represent Iowa on
the national committee.
ine anegeu cnicago Dooaiers are on
trial. A jury has been secured.
l ne Missouri ana .Mississippi rivers are
falling all the way down as far as St.
Charles Scott and John Richardson
were rotten-egged at Essex, Ont., for cru
elly beating an orphan girl.
Sedalia, Mo., lyncheis are looking for
George Lawless who outraged Emma
Dunif, a 16-year-old white girl.
Governor Tillman, of Sjuth Carolina,
in a speech at Barnwel! declared that he
would bead a party to lynch a negro who
outraged a white wumaL. Eight negroes
were lyuched at Barnwel. two years ago.
The police of Fairfield, Conn., are on
strike against eating their midnight lunch
in a barn.
Charles Malison, of Srw Orleans, was
stricken instantly blind while out walking
Archie Grubbs was t illed at King's
Mills. O., by a piece of irm that was driv
en into his brain by a ponder explosion.
The Venezuelan rev jlutionisU have
(rallied another victory over Palacio(s
The Monongahela river is rising rapidly
to flood height.
Only (2,418.70 have bee 1 received at the
Illinois state treasurer s o nee in contribu
tions for tbe flood sufferer of the state.
Joseph Ward, a brake nan on the Cair
Short Line, was killed while coupling
cars at Metropolis, Uls.
One Chance In a Hund -ed Tarletles.
. There are 125 varieties of strawberries.
and occasionally one of, than get into-the
shortcake. Indianapolis J jurnaL
PEIIIL IN THE DAMS.
Origin of the Oil City and Titus
EXACTLY SIMILAR TO JOHNSTOWN.
A fish Dam Break Loose and Starts on
a Tour of Devastation Cause of the
Break a Desire to Save the Fish
Governor Pattlson Visit the Stricken
Cities and Look Over the Havoc
Wrought Liberal Gift of Money The
Work of Relief Going on Additional
TlTUSVlLLK, Pa., June 8. As in the case
of Johnstown, a fish dam was one of the
chief causes of the awful calamity here.
It was a famous fishing ground, well
stocked with bass, and a resort for sports
men from Corry, Erie, Titusville and
western New York. Heavy wire netting
with small meshes had been put over the
water weirs to prevent the bass from
escaping, and this, more than anything
else, caused the increased body of water to
givo way with the rising flood, for the
drift-wood caught on the wire, clogging it
so that the water was backed up sufficient
ly to tear away a new course at the side of
the real dam, which dam remains.
Description of the Dam.
Spartansburg dam was built by Eldred
& Thompson originally to furnish power
for their grist mill. It is greater in extent
than the South Fork dam. At the breast
the real dam is scarcely over 100 feet wide.
This part was built, on the net plan, but
on the sides was after the style of the dam
at South Fork. It was above the net dam
and over the water we irs that the netting
was stretched. 1 his caught the drift and
forced the water back until it overflowed
the dry ends, which then melted like so
much snow. The residents there declare
that when it broke the water was six feet
above the real dam.
The Water Goes Roaring Down.
At 11 o'clock Saturday night it could
be seen eating away the walls at the side
of the flume. The water was then over
twenty feet deep all over the area, while
below tho creek was full to the banks.
Then the crash came. The booms let go
and the hundreds of thousands of los
washed down against the trestle of the
New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio road.
About 11:30 all the water had gone, and
could be heard tearing away the hanks in
its course to Titusville. On the west bank
of Oil creek, as well as on Shirley creek,
everything gave way, and the united
forces of all these streams poured down on
Curried Off Eight HrldCes.
On the way it carried off eight bridges
over Oil creek. Kocks were torn from the
hillsides and carried down the rushing
waters with terrible force and momentum.
The damage at Spartansburg. where the
dam broke, is estimated at 10,000. The
rush of waters carried away Lamb's dam
and woolen works below and badly
damaged Kern's mill. Then the Goodrich
dam broke and with its 200,000 feet of tim
ber was swept away. The loss in the Oil
creek valley from bridges carried off will
be at least $40,000. Word conies that at
XTnion City, on French creek, there is $75,
GOV. PATT1SON ARRIVES.
Fears a Pestilence from Decaying Corpses
Governor Pattison and party arrived
here at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Randolph Blankenberg and Ilobert Mc
Waile, of Philadelphia, the latter repre-
sentating the lied Cross societv, came
with the governor. The party first in
spected the ruins and then met a citizens'
committee, members of the local relief
corps. The governor's particular inquiry
was with reference to sanitary arrange
ments. There is a great fear that the de
caying bodies yet in the debris will cause
a pestilence. Mr. Blankenberg then de
clared himself ready to sign two drafts of
t.1.000 each for Oil City and Titusville.
The drafts were signed and he was warm
ly thanked. A committee of three will
meet Mr. Blankenberg in Oil City today
to arrange as to how the money will be
Arrangements for Relief.
J. J. Vandergrift. John Eaton and
George Herd came to Titusville from Oil
City yesterday and met the relief com .nit
tee here. It was agreed that half of the
territory between the two cities above Oil
creek be taken by each and the flood and
fire sufferers cared for. For this purpose
it was decided that 100,000 was necessary
to provide for the immediate wants of the
Bufferers in the Titusville district, and an
equal amount was necessary for the Oil
City district. Three hundred people in
three acres of the burned district in Titus
ville are homeless and dependent. The
Standnrd Oil company yesterday contrib
uted $25,000 to Ttiusville and Oil City.
Makikg Clothes for the Destitute.
At the city ball yesterday 100 noble
women gave their services to making the
sufferers comfortable as possible. Busy
fingers and humming sewing machines
were supplying with all possible speed the
badly needed clothing. A hundred fami
lies lest all their possessions. Rooms have
been provided for a large number, but the
demand exceeds the supply. A number of
families have been provided for at the
armory on Pine street. The upper story
of this building is used for a hospital.
Two More Bodies Recovered.
Two bodies were recovered yesterday
and were identified as Mrs. John Linner
and Mrs. Johanna Canty. This swells
the list of recovered dead to sixty-one, all
but two identified and twenty-five still
THE DEBRIS AT OIL CITY.
Many Bodies Expected To Be Found
OIL City. Pa., June 8 The work of
clearing away the wrecked houses and the
debris which covers the largeer part of the
Third ward of Oil City, and under which
the lifeless bodies of an unknown number
of victims of the disaster are lying, was
begun in earnest yesterday. Several
days will btL required in completing this
task. Only three boodies were found
yesterday. Three or four of the injured
died. Mayor Hunt feels certain that the
list of dead will number at least 100.
Forty-two of the bodies recovered have
been fully identified. The morgues are
almost cleared of the ghastly forms dis
covered among tbe ruins. Governor Pat
tison paid the city a Visit yesterday and
showed deep iuterest in its misfortune.
Los of Property Over l.OOO.OOO.
The property loss in Oil City will exceed
l,000,000.i Eight hundred persons are
homeless.! It was stated to tbe soveraor
1 - .-" Sti ' "
that many of these will have to be sup
ported for at least six months. The mem
bers of the committee gave as their opin
ion that $500,000 will be wanted and that
cash subscriptions will be the most wel
come. In a pile of debris on the west side
of Seneca street, near the banks of Oil
creek, a skiff was found yesterday. It. be
longed to Willis Stewart. With it he had
saved the lives of 114 people and perished
himself. His body has not yet been
Two More Victims Die.
Myra Hawks, aged 15, died at 3 o'clock
yestenlay morning. Johnny Bruenson,
aged 5, died at the hospital at 8 o'clock.
This swells the list of dead in Oil city to
forty-one. There are yet 15 missing who
are doubtless. There are elven patients
in the Oil city hospital who were injured
Sunday. Two are expected to die John
lioach and Mary Brunsel. So many have
taken to houses of friends and relatives
that it is very difficult to make a complete
list of them.
Another Cause of Excitement.
There is great excitement over a report
that the big oil tank on the Clapp farm
has just caught fire. There is much ap
prehension lest there should be another
The President Contributes.
IlARRlsncilu, Pa., June 8. President
Harrison yesterday sent to Governor Pat
tison a contribution of $300 for the relief
of the sufferers at Oil City and Titusville.
WILL HE RETURN NEXT MARCH!
Blaine Leaves the National Capital foi
the I'nlvcrsal Hub.
Washington, June 8. Ex-Secretary
Blaine took his departure for Boston at
3:15 yesterday afternoon. He departed
quietly, and there was no demonstration
of any kind attending his leaving the city
where he has for the past three years di
vided public attention with the president.
Blaine was very busy all day attending
to correspondence, answering telegrams
and preparing for his departure. He re
ceived only a few intimate friends, though
a number of people called. At 2 o'clock
most of the officials of the state depart
ment called and hade their former chiet
good-bye. His carriage was at th! door of
his residence ten minutes before 3 o'clock,
and a few minutes later Blaine appeared.
He waited on the sidewalk some time,
walking to and fro. He seemed a trifle
nervous, and showed the effects of .the ex
citement he had undergone during the
past few days.
The Ladles Were Tardy.
He was out on the t-idewalk several
minutes before the rest of his party were
realy, and in that time a crowd of fifteen
or twenty congregated and watched the
ex-secretary from the opposite side of the
street. When the carriage started there
were seated in it ex-Secretary Blaine, Mrs.
Blaine, Miss Dodge (Gail Hamilton), and
James G. Blaine, Jr. The party drove
direct to the Pennsylvania station and
took possession of a private car. There
were no officials present to bid him good
bye and no unusual crowd of people.
All Aboard for Ronton.
While waiting for the train to start the
ex-secretary sat by a window of the cat
and glanced for a moment at a news
paper and then walked about the rear of
the car. Young "Jim" Blaine left the cat
as it pulled out of the station. As it was
moving off the ex-secretary's tall form
appeared in the rear ' doorway of tho car,
and he doffed bis hat to the trainmen on
both sides of the track, who returned the
salute. Turning to the newspaper corre
spondents he waved his hat several times,
which was acknowledged by a general
waving of hats.
Hustling; Seems to Re Contagious.
Washington, June 8. The senate sur
passed all previous records yesterday in
passing the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill in thirty minutes.
Changes were made increasing certain
items and a number of omissions in the
house bill were supplied. Haviug done so
well the senate udjounied at 1:-j p. m. to
think it over.
The house had a brief session. An
urgent deficiency bill appropriating
$7,074,000 for pensions and $14,000 for con
tingent expenses for the house was passed.
Bills were also passed establishing weath
er bureau stations on Middle and Thunder
Bay islands, Lake Huron. The bill for
feiting laud grants opposite unconstruct
ed roads at the time limited by the grant
ing act occupied the remainder of the day
A handsome complexion is one of the
crreatest charms a woman can nnKssRu
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
It was Ben Johnson, we be
lieve, who, when asked Mal
lock's question, " Is life worth
living ? " replied " That de
pends on the liver." And Ben
Johnson doubtless saw the
double point to the pun.
The liver active quick
life rosy, everything bright,
mountains of trouble melt like
mountains of snow.
The liver sluggish life dull,
everything blue, molehills of
worry rise into mountains of
anxiety, and as a result sick
headache, dizziness, constipa
tion. Two ways are open. Cure
permanently, or relieve tem
porarily. Take a pill and suf
fer, or take a pill and get well.
Shock the system by an over
dose, or coax it by a mild,
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets
are the mild means. They
work effectively, without pain,
and leave the system strong.
One, little, sugar-coated pel
let is enough, although a
whole vial costs but 25 cents.
Mild, . gentle, soothing and
healing is Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy.. .Oaly 50 cents. ;
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or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
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Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities.
Always on hand a replete line of Imported and Domestic Ci
gars and Liquora. Milwaukee Beer always on draft.
Two doors west of his old place.
A fine :unch from 9 to 19 every morning. Sandwiches of all kinds always on hand.
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
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Tbe ell-l;ni vn optician of ti' .:ve
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and examine the same at T II. I som.',
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Unfavorable as you
Doubtless know, and we
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Which must be reduced,
Hence the VERY LOW
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