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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Thursday. Ji ne 9. 1892
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met yesterday, itml heard arguments by
lejl representatives of each fraction.
Harrison Has a Majority.
The committee remained in session from
MO to 5:80 p. m. with only a brief inter
mission fur luncheon at 1:30. When they
adjourned they hud completed the con
sideration of the all contested cases in Ala
bama, except that of the Fifth district.
It is impossible to give an absolutely ac
curate Statement of the votes taken in the
committee, but the decisive oues show a
majority ol only one. In these instances
the majority recorded was in favor of
After the attorneys had finished the pre
sentation of the Alabama case in bulk
they retired and the members of the com
mittee proceeded to discuss tut papers and
arguments. The first vote taken was
upon the delegates-at-Iarge. The vot
upon this proposition was 3r to 23, but b
fore the vote was announced the memben
from Colorado ami Pennsylvania changec
their votes from no to aye in order t
move a reconsideration. The motion t
reconsider was, upon motion of one of th
Harrison members, laid on the table by a
vote of 'J4 to 23, Chairman Cogswell cast
lng the deciding vote.
Sustained the National Committee.
The first of the district contests taker
np was the Eighth and in this case tht
committee sustained the national commit
tee, which placed Messrs. Austin and Ash
ford upon the roll. In the Third district
case the friends of ihe administratior
were of opinion that there was room U
doubt the justice of the claim to a seal
made by Menefee and Tread well, the con
testing delegates, and on their motior.
Messrs. Hendricks and Kitzpatrick wer
seated unanimously. In the fourth dls
trict the administration members of thi
committee suffered a defeat by a vote ol
22to2t, and the action of the national
committee in seating Wilson and Blan3
A Gala fortlie President.
The last case disposed of before adjourn
ment was that of the First district. ller
the national committee had given the con
testants and contestees half a vote each
but by the deciding vote of Chairmat
Cogswell again the contestants, Houston
and Matthews were sauted nnd author
ird to cast the full rote. As stated, it it
impossible to certify official? the figure
given. but tln.se given are the unofficial in
formation furnished by several memben
of the committee and are believed to b
A Victory for Itlaine.
At 18:80 o'clock a vote was reached on
the delegation-at-large from Louisiana
The Warmoth contestants (administra
tion) were defeated by SWtt of K tott
This sustains the national committee
decision on the same ease. The commit
tee then adjourned until today.
The silver Pla.ik in the Platform.
The committee on platform was in ses
sion for several hours yesterday sad after
drawing up a draft of t he principal planks
referred them to a Committee of seven fur
revision. The full committee gnve a hear
ing to Husati IJ. Athony on the women
saffrage question. The committee on re
vision was in session until a late hour last
night, when it was reported the result of
its labors to the general body. The silver
plank says that the United States from
tradition ami history favor- bimetallism.
Tlie resolutions favor having gold and sil
ver m -v used as the standard money ol
the United States; and favor the legisla
tive department of the government adopt
ing such measures as will put the gold
and silver and paper dollar on a parity
and equal in debt and tax-paying power.
The resolutions also praise the administra
tion for calling the monetary conference.
STATE DELEGATIONS AT SEA.
Massachusetts and Michigan Can Not
Agree on a Choice.
Two caucuses of the Michigan delega
tion were held yesterday which five of th
members refused to attend. They were
Merriam, Porter, Lee, Kelly and Robin
son. Kelly is not known to be a Harri
son man, but the other four are. The
reason given by these delegntes for their
course is that they believe that Colonel
Duflield is using Alger to play into the
hands of the Hlnine managers, and they
refuse to aid in such n movement. Colonel
Duflield said to a correspondent yesterday
afternoon that if the vote had occurred
yesterday President Harrison would have
received more votes from the Michigan
delegation than would Itlaine.
What Btoekbrldga Thinks About It.
The entire day was spent trying to bring
these men into line so as to give General
Alger the full vote of Michigan, at least
on the first ballot, but without effect.
"General Alger's name will he presented
to the convention," said Senator Stock
bridge. He added that five delegates
would not vote for Alger. He continued:
"The result depends entirely upon what
the friends of President Harrison do. They
may choose between Mr. Blaine and Mr.
Alger. There is not a sufficient number
of votes under the control of the man
agers of either the president or Mr. Blaine
to nominate him on the first ballot'"
Figuring Out the Vote.
Stockbridge figured out 375 each, about,
for Harrison and Itlaine, and 60 or less for
Alger. But Blaine had enough, he was
satisfied, to "win out." He was visibly
impressed witti the organization of the
president's friends and s.id he never saw
' one equal to it. Still he did not believe
they could obtain their object.
The Bay State DitHculty.
Massachusetts tried to agree on a dark
horse yesterday, holding two meetings,
but propositions to vote for Keed or Mc
Kinley failed to pass, neither, in fact,
being even seconded. Harrison has sev
eral of the delegates, who say they are
pledged to him and will vote on the line of
their pledges, come what may.
Blaine Boom from North Dakota.
At 6 p. m. yesterday the North Dakota
delegation was evenl r divided between
Blaine and Harrison, I at n small army of
Blaine boomers arrivtd during the day
and stormed the delegation, avowing their
intention to force the Harrison men to
desert him and vote for Blaine. They
succeeded as to one, E. J. P. Glcason, who
went over to the Blaine forces. He is a
member of the creden ials committee and
his vote will make tha. committee change
Some Gains tht Other Way.
But the Harrison nu n claim a Roland
for this Oliver. McC unell and Gongar,
of Pennsylvania, they s ty, have announced
their conversion to the Harrison cause, or
rather that they prop Dse to obey instruc
tions from the district convention rather
than Quay's wishes. Missouri also is
evenly divided nearly ret ween Blaine and
Harrison instead of htvinu twenty votes
for Blaine and fourteei for Harrison, as
Cullom Receives a Telegram.
Senator Cullom, clu irman of the Illi
nois delegation, jester lay received a tele
gram from Chicago declaring the belief
of the signers that the nomination of
Harrison was demanded by the business
interests of the country It was signed by
El bridge (i. Keith, Norman B. Ream, N.
K. Fairbanks, William G. Hibhard. T. W.
Harvey, George N. Pullman, Lyman J.
Gage and E. W. Match 'ord.
New Vol k Administration Men.
The Harrison delegates from New York
held another meeting last evening in De
pew's rooms, in which t le same gentlemen
were present who atteni ed Tuesday even
ing's session. Senator Hiscock last even
ing indignantly denied the rumor that
some of the Harrison d -legates from New
York were wavering.
Californians Hear From Home.
Some enthusiasm w is created among
the Blaine forces j ester lay by the receipt
of a telegram by Nation il Committeeman
M. H. De Young, of Cal fornia, from John
P. Young stating tha the state central
committee had passed resolutions urging
the delegation to stand firm for Blaiue.
A meeting of the delegi tion was called tc
consider the matter and met in the after
noon. A numlter of tel .grams were read,
but before any action could be taken
Thomas B. Recti was at nounced and the
reception given to him broke up the meet
Seems to Be "Mighty Onsartln."
Stanford Newell, of St. Paul, is n man
with several minds a patently. He an
swered "Harrison"' when he delegation was
polled Tuesday, but for weeks previously
had been quoted as a Blaiue man.
Yesterday he declared in favor of a
"lark horse" and said that Monday he
would have voted for Harrison, Tuesday
for Blaine, What he may do today is a
problem. His dark hore yesterday was
Thomas B. Weed.
RED FIRE FOR JAMflS G. BLAINE.
His Partisans Indulge i i a Pinal Graad
' Whoop-1 p."
The Blaine boomers i tdnlged in. a final
grand street round-up lust night, and the
packed condition of t le thoroughfares
through which the aggregation passed
indicated that a large propottion of the
population of the Twin Cities bad turned
out for l he occasion. Everybody, boy or
man, who wanted to carry a tri-color
plume or to wear n Blaine badge was wel
come tofall in behind, tnd c.o the line
stretched out to gnat length. A
mounted escort of police under command
of Major Henderson, chief of police, and
the Elgin hand of fifty pj ?ces marched at
the head of the line.
Clubs in the I'n cession.
In the various divisions were Blaine
clubs from Iowa, Chicago, Fort Wayne,
Indianapolis, Cincinnat , Kansas City,
California, North Dakota South Dakota,
and the Pearl Button club, of Ban Claire.
Wis., which declared y transparency
that it was simply for th nominee. The
Chicago club made an especially fine ap
pearance, which secured 'or it an ovation
all along the route. Tin re were pictures
of Blaine without nunibi r, and transpar
encies declaring t'nat he was the people's
choice, the champion of reciprocity and
the next president.
A BLAINE MAN'S CLAIMS.
He Says It Is Very Close, Hut Is Sure of
A worker about the Bin ne headquarters
said yesterday afternoon. "Of course so
long as human nature is i.ot perfect abso
lute dependence may not be placed in
what is said by some members of the
race. But if the variotn specimens with
whom we have come in contact in this
contest tell the truth, I t link Harrison is
beaten. But it is very close. Tables
which were made up from figures that
have been scanned with the utmost care
and adopted only upon the basis of the
most conservative calcula ion, show only
about twenty votes in excess of a majority
for Mr. Blaine. But we b ive the utmost
confidence in the final result."
Forty of the Contested Votes.
"How do the contested otes affect your
"There are about sixty otes dependent
upon the report of the committee and
action of the convention. )f these I have
no doubt the Blaine men will secure at
least two-thirds, or forty ir all."
"What about the third c indidate talkf"
"None of the Blaine men are taking any
part in that. They are satisfied that their
man can and will win and they stand by
him. They have also the assurance that
their position meets the approval of the
great body of Republicans .hroughout the
NOTES AND INCIDENTS OF THE DAY
Colored Men Who Repudiate the Charge
that They Can Be Itought.
A number of colored men are indignant
at the reports at every convention cir
culated that they are fc r sale. These
charges are made here ju t as usual. A
delegate from Alabama : aid he knew
many colored delegates w to do not earn
over fciOO per year, but wht have over and
over again spurned offer to buy their
votes, even when the sum w as as much as
they could earn in six mont as.
They Pocket the Protests.
Telegrams by the thousand have been
received here in the last twenty-four
hours. Every one of the leaders are del
uged with messages of every character
and description. They are carefully sort
ed out, and only those of endorsement
are exhibited. When a protest is received
it is usually pocketed.
Kegroes Could Settle the Question.
There was a conference of colored dele
gates last night at a private house on
Hennepin avenue. More than fifty of the
110 negro delegate were present. Fred
Douglass and Mayor Washburne address
ed the meeting. It is said the object of
the meeting was to consider the negro vote
which represents the balance of power in
Western National Committeeman.
Following are some western representa
tives on the national committee chosen
yesterday: Illinois, W. J. Campbell;
Iowa, 3. S. Clarkson; Kansas, Cyrus Be
hind, Jr.; Michigan, George L. Maltz;
Missouri, R. C. Kerens; Ohio, W. M.
Hahn; Wisconsin, H. C. Payne. Iudiana
asked further time.
The Harrison men are determined not
to lose Gen. Husted's vote. He is ill and
one alternate from his district is here
Henderson, a Blaine man. Husted's proper
alternate is Mr. Becker, a Harrison man,
and he has been telegraphed to come on
Plait said yesterday that the convention
would last for eight or ten days longer,
which is interpreted to -.nean that the
Blaine men will prolong the meeting as
much at possible in accordance with their
John C. New said last nigh that in his
judgment Harrison's nomination was a
The only bet made known yesterday
was of $1,300 even, a St. Paul man taking
the Harrison end. He had several offers
of $750 to 11,000, bur said that while he
would take even money up to $'Ji 1,000 he
did not want any odds.
Michigan Republican Convention.
MINNEAPOLIS, June". The Republican
Btate committee of Michigan, a majority
of whose members is here, has called the
invention to nominate a state ticket for
July 26, at East Saginaw.
BOB FORI) IS DEAD.
The Missouri Desperado Dies
in His Boots.
MADE A LEAD MINE OF BY AN ENEMY
Two Barrels of a Shot-Oun Fired Into
His Neck A Case of "Cheyenne Fair
Play" His Murderer Gives Him No
Show "Hello, Boh," and "Itang!"--lntense
Feeling at Creede Secjnel to a
Mining Camp Quarrel Cliararte.-ist ics
of the Victim His Mayer's Record.
Sot TIl Ckkhe. Col., Jun - 0. Bob Ford,
the notorious slayer of Jesse James, was
shot dead in his dance hall yesterday
afternoon by Edward Kelly, a deputy
sheriff The latter, just before 4 o'clock,
was standing in front of Ford's place
when a man rode up on horseback and
handed Kelly a shot gun. Kelly immedi
ately walked into the tent, which has
served since the fire for the purpose of a
dance hall. Fonl stood at the end of the
bar and about the time Kelly entered the
room turned and walked toward a rear
room. He paid no attention to Kelly and
if he saw him at all did not show it.
Kelly called "Hello, Bob," but said noth
Took No Aim hut Blared Away.
Ford immediately turned to see who
wanted him and Kelly fired both barrels
at once. He took no aim at all, but the
shot took effect directly under Ford's
chin, severing the jugular vein and the
carotid artery. Death was almost instan
taneous. Fnrd did not speak to Kelly and
never uttered a sound after he was slu.t.
Kelly was taken in charge by Deputy
Sheriffs Plnnkett and Rosin and turned
overy to Sheriff Gardner, who placed him
in confinement in a house in South Creede,
w here lie was closely guarded.
Creede Is Much Excited.
The feeling here is intense. A large
number of deputies have been sworn in,
and the town is in a state of nervousness
that lias not been equaled in the history of
this city. Edward Kelly was elected
marshal of the city of Bachelor early in
April and shortly after that he was ma le
a deputy sheriff of Hinsdale county. He
came here from Pueblo. Last summer he
shot and killed there a negro named Ed
Riley, and participated in numerous
affrays that did not do credit to him.
Bast February got into a row with Ford
at the Creede exchange and came out of it
rather the worse for wear.
Wasn't Vigilant Knongh.
The present case was undoubtedly the
sequel to the lost mentioned quarrel.
Ford has been extremely careful. He al
ways seemed to think that some one
would kill him. When in a saloon he
generally occupied a position where he
could command a view of the door, and
his nervous eyes scanned closely the fuces
of all who entered. Whenever he stepped
out of a house he looked both ways lief ore
venturing into the street, and was con
stantly looking around and backward.
Character of Jesse James' Slayer.
The slayer of Jesse James led a life of
dread and, notwithstanding his danger, he
was in all cases among the first to enter
the new mining camps where danger
lurked. The man was a moral coward
and seldom if ever entered a fight unless
he had the decided advantage over his
opponent. Since he gained notoriety by
shooting Jesse James in the back Ford had
been somewhat of a "wonder on tne face
Knew He Would Be Shot.
He always said that he could not stay
away from the familiar scenes of bis old
life in the west, and he knew that sooner
or later lie would meet death at the muzzle
of a revolver. Ford killed Jesse James
April 3, 1682, in a small frame shanty in
the suburbs of St. Joseph, Mo. He shot
him in the back, giving him no chance.
THE OIL CREEK CATASTROPHE.
Pestilence Feared at Titusvllle Further
Details oT the Losses.
Titusville, Pa., June 9 The danger
of a pestilence is threatening this city.
From the miles of blackened ruins deadly
vapors are rising and half the cellars in
the city are filled with death-breeding
slime. A few more hot days, it is feared,
will cause an epidemic. The people living
on the low grounds will probably be re
quired to move to higher grouud. Tons
of disinfectants are being poured upon the
Bstl mates of the Havoc
The relief committee yesterday esti
mated that in all 100 lives have been lost;
that the damage to property is at least
$1,000,000; that 150 families are homeless,
and that 150 bouses have been destroyed.
The Drake well, the first ever struck in
the oil region, was partly wrecked. Wat
son flats, equally prominent in oil rec
ords, were laid waste. No bodies were
Destitution at Oil City.
Oil City, Pa , June 9. The Oil City
Relief association,ever since Monday morn
ing, has had two dozen citizens scouting
through the town looking up the unfor
tunates. A glance over the books of the
secretary shows that about 500 persons
are under the care of the association. Mr.
Blankenburg suggests concerning the
question of raising money for relief that
it would, in his opinion, be well to appeal
to the country for at least $1,500,000.
lawmakers Taking it Easy.
Washington, June 0. The session ol
the senate yesterday was short. The at
tendance on both sides was small. After
the reporting of the anti-option bill, which
was laid on the table pending reference,
Dolph addressed the senate on a bill pro
viding for the irrigation and reclamation
of arid lands, an,l for the protection of
forests and utilization of pasturage.
The house devoted the session for a short
time to the consideration of the bill to
forfeit lands granted to any state or cor
poration, to aid In the construction of rail
roads, opposite to the portion of any rail
road not constructed within the time spec
ified in the act making the grant, but this
measure was temporarily laid aside and
the agricultural appropriation bill was
taken up and passed w ithout substantial
In the Base Ball Field.
CHICAGO, Ju e 0. The Chicago League
base ball club met the Boston club yester
day and went down like little men. Re
cord of scores: At Boston Chicago 6,
Boston 9: at Brooklyn Pittsburg 7,
Brooklyn it; at Washington LonlsviHe I,
Western: At Minneapolis Indianapolis
10, Minneapolis 9; at Kansas City Tole
do :;. Kansas City 2; at Omaha Columbus
8, Omahs7. Illinois-Iowa: At Hock Isl
andJuliet 9, Rock Island 4; at Terre
Haute Jacksonville 1, Terre Haute 13;
at Aurora 1 lock ford 6. Aurora 7.
Mrs. Harrison Still Improves.
WASHINGTON, June 9. Mrs. Harrison
continues to improve. She will probably
be able to sit up from now on.
The Girl the Best shot.
TRACT, Cat., June 9. Last April Wal
ter DeClark went to the home of Till ie
Ludwig, the daughter of a hotel-keeper,
with the avowed intention of shooting her
becaused she refused to marry him. Be
fore he found her, however, her brother,
Henry H. Ludwig, shot and severely
wounded him. Ludwig was on trial for
the shooting Tuesday and DeClark accom
panied by an officer, was on his way to the
court house to testify, in the case and as
they were passing the hotel where Miss
Ludwig lives the young woman came out
and tired several shots at DeClark, killing
him. She was arrested.
Archhishop Ireland Advises Itlaine.
LOXDOX, J una 9. The Home corres
pondent of The Daily Chronicle tele
graphs : "Archbishop Ireland has left
Rome for Paris. He assured his holiness
before his departure for the United States
that he had strongly advised Blaine to re
sign from President Harrison's cabinet in
order that his hands might be free for the
presidency. The Roman Catholics, the
archbishop says, strongly favor Mr. Blaine.
A Trying Ordeal.
At a social gathering in Harlem the fol
lowing proceedings wi re had:
"So your nephew is going to get married:-"
"Yes. ma'am, next Saturday the knot
will be tied."
Little Johnny (who has been listening
with open mouth)! say. ma, on the
last day they let the poor fellow eat any
thing lie wants to, don't they? -Texas Sitt
ings. Tobacco Lessens Births
Tobacco as a cause of depopulation in
France is advanced by M. E. Decroix, a
well known ant itobacconist. The argu
ments by which he seeks to fortify this
opinion are by no means void of ingenuity,
and are support ed by the evidence of inves
tigations and information contributed by
various medical men, and of the vital sta
tistics afforded by different departments of
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