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TlIE-AltGUS; FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1893.
, ! Growth of Electric Traction.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
CLUB MEN ADJOURN
TEXT OF THE PLATFORM ADOPTED.
nerceiy opposed oy ine Milwaukee dele
gates and indefinitely postponed, and an
animated debate took place over the tact
that the neoro bad been left out of the res-
Close of the Republican League ; oiutions, but nothing wM done in the wat-
0 resolution denouncing the New
; York League club for blackmailing young
Seligman because he was a Jew was
adopted and a recess to 3 p. m. taken.
When the convention reassembled an up
roar was precipitated that lasted a full
hour. The ..trouble originated with an
effort on the part of a majority of those
present to refer the election of a general
secretary of the league to the incoming
executive committee in the interest of J.
I E. Burke. Delegates pledged to other can
t didates opposed it, and the chair decided
J that such a move was out of order. Then
j U. Hurke men amid great uproar suc
j ctded in having the matter passed 1,009
When a supplementary resolution de
ploring the deaths of Blaine and Hayes
came up the 706 moved in return that this
be passed also, and there was a row. The
Blaine men were wild and for awhile the
convention was lost control of by the chair.
An appeal by a Californian for peace and
for honor to the name of Blaine finally re
stored quiet and the resolution was adopt
ed. After voting the usual thanks to the
retiring chairman, etc., referring a lettei
from Powderly to the incoming national
committee, and listening to a closing
speech by Dolliver, of Iowa, the conven
tion adjourned sine die.
At the National Beacue exfcutive ses
sion. President Tracer was Authorized to
appoint a sub-committee of fifteen to meet
at Chicaco June 10 for the purpose of
transacting all league business and elect-
lnc a secretary and treasurer.
Following are among the members of the
national committee: Illinois, K. G. JmM;
Indiana, W. U Taylor; Iowa. F. C. Boll:
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-iiicnieaii, nenry a. aiugiu, h isu'imu ,
O. Ij. Rosenbaum.
There were only a dozen delegates to the
college league lecause, as stated, the sea
son was inconvenient for attendance and
free trade college professors refused leave
of absence. B. E. Hawkins, of Syracuse
university, X. Y., was unanimously chosen
president to succeed James F. Burk; Julius
V. Travis, of Indiana was chosen secretary.
A platform was adopted on the report ol
the committee on resolutions and plans
discussed to increase the membership and
spread the influence of the college league.
The meeting adjourned sine die.
FR1LURE Or AN INDIANA BANK.
Tracey of Illinois Klected President on
first riallot Some Lively Scenes at the
Final (intherlng Disappointment at tlte
Absence of NMtlonnI Leader The Col
lege League Meeting Slimly attended,
bat Transacts Its Ituttincss.
Louisville. May 12.- One. thing about
the Republican League convention that
was a topic of considerable discussion was
the absence of the prominent men of the
party, and there was much disappointment
expressed. It was announced in the days
before the convention met that General
Russell A. A'ger, J. Sloat Fassett, Thos.
B. Reed, John C. Spooner. Governor Will
iam McKinley, John M. Thurston, Levi P.
Morton and a dozen others of equal prom
inence would attend and address the con
vention and lend their counsel in conduct
ing it. But not one of them arrived,
and their seeming neglect caused someun
Matters on Which There Was Iicrl.
This matter occupied the attention of
delegates early in the day, but as the tin-e
for the meeting drea-near other subjects
came up connected with the resolutions to
be adopted. There was strong opposition
to woman suiTrage, also to some proposals
in he line of restricting immigration, and
a declaration in reference to the neirro in
the south. This all came up in the con
vention before adjournment ami made the
members quite lively at times. It did no:
take loin; to organize, when the hour of
meeting arrived. Crede minis, rules and
other preliminary matters were quickly
disposed of without friction, and then the
resolution committee reporttrd.
The ISosolntlons ax Adopted.
Following are the resolutions as adoptvd
by the convention:
"We, the representatives of the Repub-
lican League clubs of the United States in
national convention assembled, reaffirm
devotiou to the principles of the Republican
party as enunciated by the national Repub
lican convention in lfOi.
"We point with pride to the passage of a
general law for the safety of life and limb
of railroad employes upon recommenda
tion of President Harrison, by a Republic
an congress and in conformity with the ex
pressed pledge of the national Republican
convention. We declare that we nre in
hearty sympathy with every legislative
enactment which will promote the inter
ests of the wane earners and tend to equal
ize conditions arid harmonize the relations
between labor and capital.
A r hit rat ion llrrimt mended.
"Always regarding the moral and ma
terial welfare of the great body of the peo
ple as the primary object to be attained, we
recommend n one of the most flicient
means to attain this end the establishment
of a system of arbitration for the adjust
ment of differences arising between labor
"We declare our faith in genuine secret
ballot laws fortified by efficient acts for
the suppression of corrupt practices in
"We demand the enforcement of existing
lawsrby t he duly instituted officers of the law
and the abolition of the system of private
armed forces represented by the Pinkerton
and like detective agencies.
"We demand the suppression of all pub
lic gambling, whether in food products or
by means of lottery tickets.
One Term for the President.
"We heartily nrge an amendment to the
constitution making the president ineligi
ble to a second successive term.
"We recommend to the favorable con
sideration of the Republican clubs of the
United States as a matter of education the
question of granting to the women of the
state and nation the right to vote at all
elections on the same terms and condi
tions as male citizens.
"The foreign policy cf Benjamin Harri
son and James G. Blaine deserves and re
ceives the commendation of all Americans
who believe in preserving the rights and
Capital t Indianapolis Shut I p hy a Hun
Another at Chicago. "
Ikdianapoli.s. May 13. There was in
tense excitement when it was known that
the Capital National bank of this city
had closed its doors because of a run
which was started by depositors when they
heard that the bank "was hit by
the Chemical bank failure at Chicago.
The Capital had a deposit in that bank of
oveJ ?S0,000. The actual liabilities
of the Capital are about $1,030,000. The
paid up capital stock is f:?(t0,(X10 and the
assets are estimated at 350,000. M. B.
Wilson was president, and Charles B.
Doherty cashier. The failure may endanger
the solvency of banks at Vineennes, Sulli
Tan and Gas City in which Wilson, Doher
ty, and others are large stockholders and
between which and the Capital intimate
relations existed. It is believed that the
Capital will pay 100 cents on the dollar.
Chicago, May 12. Another bank has
closed its doors here, the Columbia
National, the cause in this case being
the pressure for ready money, which
resulted in its customers drawiugout their
funds to the lowest possible amount. The
bank had plenty of securities, but could
not realize quickly enough to supply the
demand for cash and there you are.
The run extended over several days past
and the president, Ziruri Dwiggins. says
the doors were closed to protect depositors,
all of whom will be paid in full.
Washington. May 12. Comptroller
Eckels has designate d D. A. Cook, bank
examiner for Illinois, outside of the city of
Chicago, to take charge of the Columbia
National bank of Chicago. He bas also
telegraphed Hugh Young bank examiner
for western Pennsylvania, residing at
Pittsburg, to proceed at once to Indianap
olis and take charge of the Capital Nation
al bank of that city.
HAD DESIGNS ON GLADSTONE.
the scone of its influence. In accordance ! A Letter That Shows the Intention of as
with that policy we reaffirm our determin
ation to encourage the enforcement of the
Monroe doctrine not only as it applies to
North and South America, but also to
these lands in the Atlantic and Pacific
which are or may become necessary to the
protection of our coast line and our trade..
When the American flag covers Ameri can
interests and American honor it must
never be lowered.
"Whereas, the Democratic party for the
first time in thirty-two years has suc
ceeded to power in both the executive and
legislative departments of the government,
we now direct attention to the fact that it
should either give the people a fair trial of
the policies advocated in its last national
platform or admit that it gained its su
premacy by gross misrepresentation and
ADOPTION OF THE PLATFORM.
Tracejr Elected to Succeed Ctarkaoo
Home Li rely Passage-
All tha resolutions except those relating
to the presidency, gambling and woman
suffrage were adopted by acclamation, the
others by a majority vote. Then the plat
form was adopted as a whole and the roll
was called for members of the national
committee, which was duly named. After
the adoption of the platform the roll of
states was called for nominations for presi
dent of the league. M. H. De Young, of
California; W. W. Tracey, of Illinois, and
General D. H. Hastings, of Pennsylvania,
were named, and seconded with a flood of
oratory. The ballot resulted: De Young.
406; Tracey, 802; Hastings, 41& Tracey's
election was made unanimous, and the
new president made a brief and felicitous
A proposition to require immigrants to
be able to read a page of the English lan
guage before being allowed to land was
LONDON. May 12. William Townsend,
the man arrested on the charge of having
fired a pistol in Downing street and also
suspected of having designed to kill Prime
Minister Gladstone, has been charged with
having sent a menacing leter to Glad
stone, which was read in court. The letter
is dated April 23 and in it Townsend de
clared that if Gladstone were removed the
home rule bill would be as dead as Queen
Anne. Ho thto continues:
t wrill tHvn tou another chance. I have
ctmnir nulnion of Your cleverness. I
firmly believe that If you w 111 it the bill
rill Wnma a kw desoite Salisbury, Bal
four. Chamberlain and tbe lords; but it
t,oii no if hi tjikintr two lives, yours and
mine, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of
IovhI Ulster men will be saved. Surely
that will be sufficient justification. I
all look anxiously in tomorrow's papers
on nnawar "
ti.o nHannw admitted that he had writ
ten t, w.tar Thou several entries in hit
rimrv WArtt mjLd aJl of which were of the
same tenor as the letter.
Cleveland's Sauauner Home Itemdy.
Washington, May 12. The oountry
home and surrounding grounds of Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland are now receiving
their finishing touches. The garden i n
front of the house Li already blooming with
flowers, the furniture is being put In order
ana tne nouse can be moved into at any
Chang, the Chinese giant, has been" mak
ing a study of languages, in seven of which
he can now converse.
John Knobel, formerly of Chicago, had a
desperate encounter with burglars at Pitts
burg, and in the struggle was seriously cut
with a knife.
Bishop Foss, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, is ill at Evanston, Ills., erysipelas
having attacked him while he was nursing
his injured knee.
The fifth annual congress of the Scotch
Irish society is in session at Springfield, O.
Many well-known men are present, among
them Robert Bonner, of the New York
The Chicago school board has ordered the
discontinuance of all the "fads" in the
schools except the teaching of foreign lan
guages. It seems than the Frenchman and wife,
arrested at Williamsburg, N. Y.. on suspi
cion, as they had. a fortune in jewelry,
watches, etc, with them for which they
would not account, are the tools of a
fraudulent bankruptcy or the custodians
of a big haul in a robbery.
The Hungarian patriot Louis Kossuth
says that Irish home rule will lead in all
probability to Ireland's political absorp
tion by the United States.
Governor Fishback has offered $250 re
ward for the arrest and conviction of any
of the mob which hanged the two negroes
at Bearden, Ark. The governor says that
the only way to stop lynching is to hang a
few lynchers, and he wants to see it done.
Obituary: At Edgerton, Wis., Oscar S.
Jacobus, formerly of Chicago, aged Si. At
Albion, la., David vVorcester, brother of
the lexicographer, aged 85. At Otsego
Lake, N. Y., Joseph Francis, inventor of
the lifeboat, aged nine-two. At Wabash,
Ind., Henry Mergy. aged 05. At Boston,
Mrs. Minnie V. Smith, wife of Billy
Smith, the prize fighter, aged 13. At Rome,
Cardinal Zigliara, aged 60.
Dr. Henry J. Marks, of St. Louis, died of
blood poisoning contracted while perform
ing the operation of trephining on a little
girl 3 weeks old. '
A new counterfeit $5 silver certificate is
in circulation. It is of the series of 1S80
and bears the check letter 13 B. The p-ir-trait
of General Grant is poorly engtavel
and some of the lettering is irregular.
William Deering & Co., of Chicago, have
attached property of the cordage trust in
Kansas City, Omaha and Minneapolis to
secure a debt of 100,000.
Cardinal Zilgliara who died at Rome was
regarded as a candidate for the papacy.
Suit has been commenced at Grand
Rapids to annul the marriage of Fred H.
Ieonard, who was recently adjudged men
The bank of Santa Clara, Cal., has as
signed in consequence of the discovery of a
shortage of between f IjO.OvW anil &w, ooo.
The cashier of the bank died last week.
Another New Departure Suggested.
Washington, May 12. The Star says
that men who have talked with the presi
dent and have observed the political drift,
would not be surprised if there should be
before long a radical reform in the present
methods of patronage distribution. J. he
scheme indicated is that congressmen are
to be refused recognition as solicitors of
appointments, the president to call upon
them when he wants their advice. It is
thought that the idea would be popular
With congressmen, who are setting tired
of the business any how and were really
relieved to a degree by the civil service
The Illinois Legislators.
SrniNGFIELD, Ills., May 12. Representa
tive Meyer's death was known before the
house met, but it was hastily arranged
that it should not be publicly announced
until the house had acted formally on the
senatorial apportionment bill. The bill
was called up first thing and final action
taken as soon as the Republicans had
6poken against it for the hour granted
them. The Democrats were all on hand
and the vote was 77 yeas and no nays. Re
publicans declining to vote. The house
then adjourned inhonor of Representa
tive Meyer. The deadrep'resentative had a
first-class war record, and though wound
ed never applied for a pension.
The senators also adjourned, and
most of them went home.
Minnesota Alliance Furious.
ST. Paul, Minn., May 12. The ?25c000
Minnesota 6tate farmers' elevator, for
which the Alliance members njade a win
ning fight at the recent session of the legis
lature, will probably never be built, as
Attorney General Childs has rendered a de
cision which in effect declares that the
elevator must be built from its own earn
ings. This has made the Alliance furious
and through its president, Ignatius Don
nelly, it will make a formal demand on
Governor Nelson that he call an extra ses
sion of the legislature. Donnelly has is
sued a hot address to the alliance.
Death of Gen. Townsend.
Washington, May 12. General Edwnrd
D. Townsend, formerly adjutant general
of the army, died here Wednesday night,
aged 76. His death was not unexpected,
in view of his age and bad physical con
dition. Townsend was born in Massachu
setts and was graduated at West Point in
1837. He served in the Florida and other
Indian waro, in the Canadian border dis
turbances and was chief of staff to General
Scott early in the late war. Subsequently
he became assistant brigadier general and
was breveted for his faithf nl services in
the department here during the war.
Fail-child Declines to Serve.
WASHINGTON, May 12. Ex -Secretary
Fairchild, who was appointed chairman of
the commission to investigate the condi
tion of affair in the New York customs
house, has informed Secretary Carlisle he
will be unable to serve. Mr. Fairchild
learned that the investigation would be
extensive and consume more of his time
than he was able to give it.
A Crank Wbo Wants an Office, t
Washington, May 12. A crank has
been arrestd at the White House. His
name Is Hamilton S. Saunders, and he
hails from Sumter, S. C, and La insane.
He desires to receive tbe appointment as
minister to Mexico. He will be sent home.
Growth of Electric Traction,
The growth of electric traction in this
country is one of the most marvelous
developments of the century. A leading
street railway journal draws attention
to the fact that in the past five years the
mileage of street railways operated by
electricity has increased from 50 miles to
over 6,000 miles, which is a greater mile
age than that of all the other street rail
ways in the country operated by both
animal and other forms of motive power.
Of this large total nearly one-third was
built in 1892. No estimate has yet been
given of the aggregate increase in value
in suburban property that has been im
proved by the running of new electric
lines, but the amount must bo enormous,
as a large proportion of late installations
have been in suburban districts, partic
ularly in the east.
In July, 1S90, the street railway mileage
of the country was 8,650 miles. At the
present time it reaches a total of 11,655
miles, or an increase of 3,000 miles in the
past 2i years, During 1892 there was an
additional increase of 1,000 miles. Some
of these lines have been introduced in
the most crowded parts of large cities,
where it is admitted that cable traction
would bo more economical. The reason
for this lies probably in the fact that it
would be far less economical to change
from electric to cable power simply for
the short distance than to retain the ays
tem already in operation.
A New Flower.
A Great Crash.
Our great sale or TowELs
is making a crash in the mar
ket. We are cff.rins'a
of towels in gerieril. m
assortment embraces erery jj
cf special toweliugs in the
ka. Here are tow:5 f , r
purpceee, and in xtra jZe,
from the finest lirJ'-i. Soft a a
uencaie euougu to ijlff a
Mary D. Welcome, the Yarmouth (Me.)
fiorist, says the flower that will be most
wondered at and admired among the
new fashions Darno Nature has intro
duced this year is the entirely new typo
of zinnias, called the "crested and curled
linnias. They originated as a "sport"
on the trial grounds of Henderson, among
a multitude of varieties imported from
Europe with those of home growth. They
have petals curiously twisted and curled,
after the style of some Japanese chrysan
themums and are so unlike the well
known zennia no one would suppose them
to belong to that pleK-ian family, origi
nally so unrefined as never to le intro
duced into the aristocratic circle of the
Dame Nature took them in hand not
many years ago to see what she could do
to improve their habits and with marked
success. The elegant Tom Thumb, Pig
mj' Mexican, Zebra, in stripes of red,
orange, pink, scarlet, white, etc.; mo
saic, with foliage marbled and dotted
green and gold these were some of the
new types introduced, and now we have
them dressed in all colors, crested and
curled for tho ballroom! What nest?
Accidentally Knocked Iown by a Fanther.
On the anniversary of Washington's
birth Alexander Rawles, a prominent
landowner and stockman of Anderson
valley, was accidentally knocked down
by a largo S-foot panther. Rawles
bruises aro now reported serious. His
dogs had treed the beast, and Rawles
went to a neighlors for a gun. lie could
find only one cartridge, but with this he
returned and shot the panther, but only
slightly wounded it. Tho aniiaal sprang
from its perch midst the dogs and soon
stretched one in death. Once in bound
ing backward to avoid tho other dogs
the panther accidentally came in contact
with Rawles, who was knocked down.
Tho panther entirely ignored Rawles
throughout tho fight, giving tho dogs its
undivided attention, although before and
after his fall Rawles vigorously bela
bored the beast with his gun barrel,
which was ruined in tho conflict. The
panther's death finally resulted. When
Rawles was knocked down, his 6ide
struck a stone, producing serious inter
nal injuries. Cor. San Francisco Chron
icle. Mr. Gladstone's name occupies twenty
pages on the new catalogue of the British
Museum; Tennyson's, fifty-seven.
There is more catarrh in this sec
tion of the country than all other
diseases put together, and until the
last few vears was supposed to be in
curable. " For a great many years
doctors pronounced it a local disease,
and prescribed local remedies, and
bv constantly failing to cure with lo
cal treatment, pronounced it incura
ble. Science lias proven catarrh to
be a constitutional disease, and there
fore requires constitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu
factured by F. J. Cheney &Co.. Tole
do, Ohio, is the only constitutional
cure on the market. It is taken in
ternally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. They offer $100 for any
case it fails to cure. Send for circu
lar and testimonials. Address
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
BrJfSold by all Druggists, T5c.
Ilajs Uow far tne Paper Trust to Ho,
ToPEKA. Kan,, May 12. Governor Lstw
eUiag and Attorney General Little are
ftfter the paper trust of the country, and
say that they will arrest every representa
tive of that combine that comes into Kan
sas. The attorney general has instructed
county attorneys to "seek out the agents
of this great trust and arrest each and
every one of them and spare no pains in
their prosecution, and let me know and
you shall have assistance at once."
On tne Base Jf all CTeld.
CHICAGO, May li Following is tbe
League base ball score record: At Phila
delphiaPhiladelphia 9, New York 15; at
Brooklyn Brooklyn o, Boston 9; at Balti
more BalU uore 8, Washington 6; at
Pittsburg Pittsburg 4; Louisville 6; at
Chicago and St Louis No games; rain.
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11 tti fiintinn& derangements, tiain-
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that afflict womankind, tha Favorite
Prescription" Is th only guaranteed
It must have been the medicine for
most women, or it couldn't be sold on
any such terms.
Isn't it likely to be the medicine for
you ? Skki Dy druggists everywuerc
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The sale takes place on our
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Driffill & Gleim
Keeps the finest line of-
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OUK ENTIRE STOCK OF
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