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THK NOKFOLK S : HUDAY , ALTJUST23 ,
Io\va Democrats Name Him to
| Head the Ticket ,
FERGUSON IN CECOND PLACE.
Cliortlcy for Judjc , Johncon for Super-
Intcndcnt of Schools , and Drlco for
I Railroad Comnilnolonor Kansas
City Platform Is Reaffirmed.
IJoa .MolnoH , AUK. M. 'Plio Domo-
cralH of Iowa In state coiivuntlon jioin-
inated Ihu lolloping tkkot :
( iovomor ThomiiH J. 1'hllllpB of Ot-
Lloutunant Governor Q. 13. Korgu-
con of Logan.
Judge ol ( no Supreme Court John
Bhortloy of Douglas county.
Superintendent of I'ulillu liiBtrtictlon
\V. I' . Johnson of Carroll.
llutlwny CommlsHlonor A. C. Urlco
Tlio iiliitfonn reafllrms tlio nut lot Al
Iiliitl'onii adt.ptod In 1'JOO at Kansas
City and eon-aliis a plank on state Is-
tiuuH , demanding rulonn In taxation
lawfl , repeal of tlio mulct liquor law
iiiul enactment of a local license
Inw. Tlio cliluf contest In the convon-
tton wan the adoiitlon of tlio platform.
Tlio Btrugglo began In the district
caucuHi-H heM before the convontlon as-
iiemhled In the inornliii ; , the anti-silver
forces succeeding In naming a major
ity of the conimltti'o on resolutions.
There WIIH a protracted session of thla
committee and In the afternoon a ma
jority and two minority rcporlH woio
Huhinlttod to the convontlon. The ma
jority report Ignored national IBBIIUS
; ntlroly , confining It Hull' exclusively to
Htato uiattorH. The first minority re
port agreed with the majority report
except In tlio preamble , which reaf
firmed the KiuimiB City platform. Tin
Kocond minority report differed from
each of the others In ItB preamble only ,
which set out that Btate Issues wen
paramount In this campaign. The flrBt
minority report , realllrmliiR the Kan-
ens City plattormVHH adopted on the
rail of roll by counties amid much
confusion by fifia 1-2 to [ > 50 1-2.
Proceedings In Detail.
Immediately after the adjournment
of the district caucuses the delegates
liegan to assemble In the Auditorium.
titato Chairman Huffman rapped the
convention to order and was lollowed
Ly Rev. I. N. McNash , pastor of the
"University Place church , with the In
vocation. Tompoiary olllceru of the
convention were then presented. They
consisted of Chairman Hon. E. M.
Sharon of Scott county ; secretary , H.
A. Nash of Dallas enmity ; reading
clerk , J. H. Gtllesplo of DCS Mo In on
county. Chairman Sharon then ad
dressed the convention us followa :
Thu Ih'iiHHTiithimity niiibt nut lie a noKn-
tl\f | uiit-u puly of Micro opiioHUImi. It
i-immit lie a pnilj of atliimlty which ilin\v
vitality iinil HIICOCKS fiom Imlustilal or
It will im'ilt nurri' s liccnUM' It Kini'l'li' ' ' *
tlu > iuoMrliis ( if the | iH'-flil mill luliiKN to
their kiiltilliin wlhc NtntcNiiiaiiNlilii , the \\lx-
tlom tliul ( 'cmii'M Mom Di'iuucnitk' | irluclik | > N ,
buruuso It Is KiiUlril I'i" ' lUi complins of the
voiiM Hut Ion , i'UT point IIIK to the Kicnt
tit-Ola uu Ion of human rights which the
futhciM tuoL'la Inieil ut the hcKlniiliiK mill
tlxeil tn the Iliinumeiit of our imltomil life.
l-'rotn that nuiilo niul Unit object wo Kt't
our cimlliml piliiclples of t' < iimllty of nil
men mutual mill coiiiorute , to enjoy the
rlnlits uiul licar the hunlcus of KoMMiuucnt.
While It romctllcN the UH > IIJS of spcclul
legislation for tu\oieil clahM > * , It will laborer
( or the iiibullilliiK | of tlh'lit Imlustilal mill
commercial pit > irci.s , for mil expansion
fiomlthln that \\lll niiiko our count ly the
ft cat political niul couuueiclal power of the
voihl while nil of utii- people will sliiuc
In Its ptoHpeilt.v while they enjoy the blrsn-
of fice. K \ eminent uiul thu noblent
\Vu me fnclni ; toilay coiulltlotiH Unit nro
inoiiieiitoiiH , destructive to our Imlustrlris
uui commei-ee , uiul the Welfute of our peo-
Vie cotulltlotiH that hu\e been cicutctl by
tin ; Ucpuhlleiiu puity In violation of the
Doinomitlc iloctilne of eijual rl lis ( to nil
mill fpvclul piUlU'Ki'H to none that It VMIS
the destiny of the I'nlteil States to lie the
git-iit American power the ilouilnutit power
uf tlio uestein hemisphere.
linpetlullHin Mini trusth are tlu two grout
donilmint e\lls of our national life. They
luiuluie the two KM cat Issues which the
Democratic party must meet.
The colonial policy of the mlmlnlstriitlon
fcnil Itx Itihpliutloii uiul Its ilcmuml from
l\ \ Iiliico linntciH , conclusion Kruhhcrs , from
tlMt ? who hnve or i-cck Npcchtl privilege *
In our iuiiiliol ] poss-CMilons , . If the uiluiln-
IM ration hutl nalil to those who hoiiKht con-
reckons In Mm aim mill Manila Unit Its pol-
Jiv wan equal rights to all mill special
rtUlh'Krs to mine , we would have hiiJ no
\mr In i he rhlllpplnc * utul our army of oc
cupation would IOIIB DKO have left Culm.
There can bi > no solution of the trust
jitolilcin , there can be no bicaklng down of
monopoly until KO\ eminent fu\or Is with-
druwu from them. Destroy monopoly anil
fipeclnl clans prhlleces iind yon kill Hie
tnuts. Commence In the patent olllce , tup
lomituln heud of Icxallicd monopoly.
f Hie K' > \ eminent nl WnshlnKton would
demand that the Mock of every corporation
llt-etiird by It represents money or pioperty
M Uu urtnul woith-lf It Will tnke cine tlmt
II Rets no undue luluintiiKL' fiom trnuspoitn-
tlon loiupnulcx-thut It used no unfair
im-nim to destroy IcKlllinatc cotnpctltlon-
ihat It soils Its products for a fulr price-
that It treats Its employes honestly mid
Ii.iys fair TUIKCS for u day's wink If It
will oblige It to puy nn Income tux upon Ita
- | > oHslhle pHrnlncse would nnd n great
many Nnpoleons of finance losing Intercut
In what are now thu vast monopolies nnd
trui-ts of tup world , mid honest business
meu could use their methods of operation
for the betiPtlt of our Industries ,
If congress pendstR In refusing to null-
tnlt nect'ssnry amendments In the constitu
tion of the United States. . It Is the duty of
lUt states to call n coii\ciitlon for that
purpose nnd revise the cotihtllutlon by add
JDR to It the KrantH nen-sBiiry to enable
congress to control the trusts , dcxtroy tno-
nopol.T , pnnldp for thp election of United
BlnttR Fcuntors liy the \ > e < e and provide
for nn Income tni on persons mid corpora
tions mUlclt'iit In times of peace to pay the
grentor part of all the expenses of the nn-
Redmond Counsels Harmony.
At the afternoon session Major John
II. Redmond of Cedar Rapids was se
lected for permanent chairman. Mr.
Redmond , on taking the chair , deliv
ered n short address , discussing cur
rent national political Issues and coun
selling harmonv In the party in order
i % - - " - ' - '
der to -0 Wlth
cor.v ' ' ' > - -ii-.i ic-d that
lie Imil voted for lioth Cleveland and
llryan , ami counmjied a conHorvauvo
coin-He with regard to the platlorm.
While waiting lor tlio commltti'u on
I tatlorin to report , upoochi'H wore In
order. C. A. Wlndlo of Chicago
amuHcd the convention HUIIIO time
with witty remarks. Ham T. Wright ,
of Tlpton upoUo at length. 1) . J O'Con-
nell of Burlington \saB called on and
The committee on resolutions sub-
tnltted majority and minority roporlB.
The majority repoit was read by
Committee Chalinian W. K. Cleveland
of llarlan , as fallows :
IteKolved , That the fundamental
principle of Democracy equal rights
to all and apeclal piivllogoB to none
applies In lull fotce to the Biibject of
taxation. The Democratic party be-
Ih'VcH that the burdeiiH of taxation
Bhoiild bo borne eiiially | by all taxable
property. Wo pledge Democratic mem
bers of the general assembly to formu
late and urge the adoption of mich a
law aB will compel the burdeiiB of taxa
tion to reBt on corporate and Individ
ual property alike without favnr or ex
emption of any Intorcsttt.
We demand economy In the hdmlnls-
tratlon of utate affali'H , the enactment
of a local option law , the abolition of
Dlllci'B of state printer and Btato binder
and the contracting for BiippHcB for
the state , with the lowest responsible
Wo cordially Invite all honoBt men
of the Btate to unite with uu In Hccur-
Ing the enactment of the HO prluclplcB
Minority Report Adopted.
Kornier Congressman Walter II.
nutlcr proBented the minority report ,
which WIIH Identical with the majority
report with the addition of the lollow
ing preamble :
We , the DiMiiocratB of Iowa In con
vention assembled , hereby rcalllrm the
principles of the Democratic national
platform adopted at Kansas City In
1'JUO and without surrendering our con-
vIctloiiH or abating our loyalty to our
national poll. ICB , we believe thlu cam
paign to be pnttlcularly one that
should bo confined to Htato IBBUCB.
This waH Digued by Claude Porter ,
Walter II. Mutler and John Seorloy.
Mr. Ihitlcr moved the HiibBtltutlon of
the minority report for the majority
report and addressed the convention
In favor thereof. He was enthusiastic
ally cheered and It was plain to bo
seen that a large portion of the dele
gates were In favor of ita adoption.
D. W. Hamilton presented a second
minority report Blgned by himself , W.
M. Hlgbec- and John L. Powers , with
the following preamble :
We , the Democrats of Iowa In con
vention assembled , iniiUo the following
declaration of principles : Wo hold that
In this campaign slate Issues are para
mount and , while not retracting or
repudiating any past declarations of
the Democratic party , wo deem It our
duty at this time , waiving questions of
national policies , to address ourselves
to the redemption of Iowa from Repub
The convention then proceeded to
ballot upon the substitution of the
first minority report for the majority
report , the ballot resulting as tollows :
For the substitution , 6l > 93-5 ; against ,
ETiO 2-5 , the result being the affirma
tion of the Kansas City platform. The
result was greeted with cheers. The
convention then adopted the platform
as a whole.
Mayor Phillips Nominated.
For the nomination for governor the
names of Horace J. Stlger of Toledo
and T. J. Phillips of Ottumwa were
presented. On the roll call scattering
votes wore cast for J. M. Redmond of
Cedar Rapids , Cato Sells of Vinton ,
General J. n. Weaver of Colfax and
George W. Ball of lown City. The
first ballot resulted : Stlger , 5t2 ! ; Phillips -
lips , B2G ; Redmond , 20 ; Woavcr , 13 ;
Ball , 10.
Thesecond ballot nominated Phillips ,
as follows : Phillips , 5951-2 ; Stlger ,
For lieutenant governor G. E. Fergu
son of Harrison county was nominat
ed by acclamation.
For Judge of the supreme court ,
John Shortley of Douglas county was
the only candidate and was named by
For superintendent of public instruc
tion. S. D. Whiting of Iowa City , W.
P. Johnson of Iowa county and Logan
Steeco of Burlington were placed In
nomination. The ballot resulted In
the nomination of Johnson.
For railway commissioner , ox-Consul
A. C. Brlco of Bedford was nominated
The convention adjourned slno dlo.
Who the Candidates Are.
Phillips is superintendent of the
White Hreast Coal company and was
formerly a miner. He has been mayor
of Ottumwa. Ferguson Is editor of the
Nucleus at Logan. Johnson is super
intendent of schools at Carroll. Brlcc
was United States consul at Matanzas
under Cleveland. Shortloy Is a well
known lawyer at Perry , but has never
The members of the Btato central
committee selected at the caucuses
are : Second district. C. G. Hlpwell ,
Davenport ; Fifth district , A. 12. Jack
son , Tania ; Sixth district. S. F. McConnell -
nell , nioomtlold ; Eighth district , A. W.
Maxwell , Corydon ; Ninth district , S.
B. Morrlsy , Harlan.
Maxwell succeeds Ttrt , who had re
moved from the district , and Morrlsy
succeeds Blckford , who was not a can
didate. The others were re-elected.
The committee will choose A. E. Jack
son of Tama as chairman.
The committee on resolutions was
as follows : First district , John J.
Seerley , Burlington ; Second , W. D.
Ely. Scott ; Third. W. M. Hlgbeo. Fair
banks ; Fourth , H. C. Bishop. Elkador ;
Fifth , M. R. Jackson , Tlpton ; Sixth , D
W. Hamilton. Sigourney ; Seventh , W
H. Butler. Polk ; Eighth. C. Porter.Cen-
tervllle ; Ninth , W. F. Cleveland , Har-
Inn ; Tenth , John L. Powers , Carroll ;
Eleventh , E. C. Herrlck , Cherokee.
Differences of Long Standing
Reach an Acute Stage ,
8ULTAN VIOLATES HIS PROMISE.
Trouble Is Over Concession to French
Company Ambassador Cormtans In
forms Home Government of His Ac-
tlon In Severing Relations.
Constantinople , Aug. 22. The
French ambasuador , M. Constatis , has
notified the Biiltan's first secretary
that all diplomatic relations between
Franco and Turkey are broken elf
and that the ambassador has Intormed
hlH government to this effect ,
M. Constans communicated direct
with the suLnn because the latest no-
gotlatloiiB were tianaacted with the
The ambassador Justifies hie action
on the ground that the sultan broke
bin direct personal promise , glvon to
M. CouHtami.at an au lonco In the
Ylldlz palace Thursday , regarding the
purchase of the quays and the settle
ment of the disputed French claims.
The foreign minister also gave formal
assurances that the agicement would
bo carried out , BO. In view of this
double brVach of faith , M. Constans
holds that It Is Impossible for Franco
to continue diplomatic relations with
Paris. Aug. 22. A high official of
the foreign ofllco Informed the corre
spondent of the Associated Press that
the exact situation at Constantinople
IB as follows :
The sultan nt the last audicnco
which he granted to M. Conatans , the
French ambassador , agreed to Bond
tlio latter the same , or the following
day , u document giving complete sat
isfaction to Franco regarding the
claims of French citizens and In the
matter of the quays , In accordance
with the terms arranged between the
sultan and M. Constans verbally. In
stead of doing this , the sultan waited
until yesterday , when ho sent M. Con-
stuns a document , the terms of which
differed essentially from these ar
ranged at the audience. Thereupon
M. Constans declined to negotiate anj
further or to hold other coinnmnlca
lions with the portc , and referred the
matter to the French foreign office
Ills dispatch to that effect arrived last
night. As the matter stands , relation ?
between M. Constnns nnd the porto arc
broken off , but Franco and Turkey art
still In diplomatic relations through
the Turkish ambassador at Paris.
"If the sultan does not keep the
promise which he mride at the last
audience , " continued the Informant ,
"we will have to recall M. Constans
nnd send the Turkish ambassador his
passportB. A solution one way or the
other Is probable \\tliln the next two
Replying to a question , the foreign
office official paid : "No naval action
on the part of France has been decided
upon. The stories in the papers that
French warships are under orders to
be in readiness to proceed to the Bos-
phoriiB have no foundation In fact.
Such a measure might , of course , be
come necessary , but that eventuality
has not yet been considered by the
French government. "
OIL FIRE UNDER CONTROL.
One Hundred Persons Injured by Col
lapse of a Tank at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia , Aug. 22. By the col
lapse of a burning oil tank yesterday
at the Atlantic Oil Refinery plant at
Point Breeze , where a flro has been
raging since Monday afternoon , about
100 persons , firemen , employes of the
company and spectators , were more or
less severely burned.
When the tank careened and fell
the heavy Iron sheathing separated ,
precipitating great quantities of bluz-
Ing petroleum into Passayuuk avenue.
There was a wild stampede among the
people In the vicinity and many of
them were badly burned.
The firemen nnd officials of the com
pany say the flro Is under control.
Only one tank is now burning , and un
less the wind changes from the south
west the flrc will burn Itself out with
in n few hours. It is difficult to se
cure an accurate Idea of the loss.
President Lloyd of the Atlantic Refin
ing company said that even the offi
cials of the company did not know how
many tanks had been destroy9d. He
estimated the loss at $300,000 or
Report That Gunboat Sinks.
Colon , Colombia , Aug. 22. News
Just received hero from Cartagena
says that an open boat containing
nine men has arrived there and re
ported that the Colombian gunboat La
Popa sank on leaving Savanilla for
Cartagena. Steam launches were Im
mediately dispatched to search for the
La Popa , but no trace of the gunboat
was found. It recently underwent a
thorough overhauling at Colon , the re
pairs costing $25,000.
Women Kill Their Assailant.
Plttsburg. Aug. 22. Robert Nogler ,
a Hebrew peddler , was killed yester
day while attacking two women in the
homo of Osborne Woods , 12 Camp
street. Mrs. Ariel Lees and Mrs.
Grace Woods , who w6ro defending
themselves against the man's assault ,
are under arrest on the charge of mur
Farm Hand Tarred and Feathered.
Parsons , Kan. , Aug. 22. A farm
hand working seven miles east of hero
was tarred and feathered and driven
from that locality yesterday by a
crowd of farmers , who charged him
with having set flro to stacks of wheat
on the farm of James Maloncy , the
man's former employe ,
IMPALED ON A SPLINTER.
Piece of Timber Driven Through
Dreaet of Encjincer.
Fort Dodge , la. , Aug. 22. Frank
Bender , engineer on the Illlnofu Cen
tral railroad , was Impaled yesterday
on a Hying timber and mortally In
jured. Bender was switching In the
yards when the cab of the engine
failed to clear a boxcar on the side
track. A fragment of molding of the
boxcar four teet long and two Inches
In diameter , Jagged with nails , was
driven through the left breast of the
engineer just above the heart. Fully
two feet of splinter stood out behind
his back. As Bender fell back from his
seat he jerked the throttle open and
the engine ran down the yards and
crushed Into a freight train , dolnt ;
considerable damnge. In the collision
Bender was burned about the arms.
The splinter has been extracted and
there Is a possibility but not probabil
ity of recovery. Bender lives In Waterloo
lee , where he has a family.
FIVE MEN DROWN IN TUNNEL.
Second Fatal Accident Within i Week
In Cleveland Water System.
Cleveland , Aug. 22. Five men wore
drowned lust night as til- result of an
explosion of gas In the tunnel leading
from the waterworks crib No. 3 , two
miles from crib No. 2 , where the fatal
accident of last week occurred.
The work of sinking the shaft at
crib No. 3 , which Is live miles from
shore , WIIH completed yesterday. Five
men were ut once put to work digging
a tunnel toward crib No. 2. These
men had been working but a short time
when a terrific explosion of gas oc
curred. The casing of the tunnel was
crushed and a torrent of water from
the lake rushed into the opening.
The live men who were In the tunnel
had not the slightest opportunity to
escape and perished before assistance
could reach them. Their bodies have
not yet been recovered.
NUMBER OF DEATHS THIS YEAR.
Census Reports a Decrease of 10 Per
Cent In the General Rate.
Washington , Aug. 22. The census
bureau yesterday Issued a bulletin
giving the mortality statistics during
the census year In the states and terri
tories nnd the principal registration
cities. The total number of deaths
reported for the year was 1,039,004 , a. ,
against 841,419 for 1890. Perhaps the
most Important feature of the results
presented is found in the decreased
general death rate in the registration
area of 1.8 per 1,000 of population , a
decrease of nearly 10 per cent. The
average ago at death in 1890 was 31.1
years ; In 1900 It was 35.2 years.
St. Joseph , Mo. , with 9.1 per 1,000 ,
shows the lowest mortality and
Shreveport , La. , with 45.5 , the highest ,
Santee Agent Calls Off Celebration.
Santee Agency , Neb. , Aug. 22. A
celebration In memory of the old In
dlan chiefs was In progress yesterdaj
on the Santee reservation. It was tc
have been held for three days , but
some of the Indians became Intoxlcat
ed and a number of lights occurred ,
The agent was present and ordered
them to disperse. He remained on
the ground until every one had pulled
up stakes and gone , even the steam
merry-go-round as well.
Davenport Firm Awarded Contract
Davenport , la. , Aug. 22. A local
construction company yesterday re
ceived the contract to construct 44 1-2
of the 75 miles of track to be built
by the Chicago , Milwaukee and St.
Paul railway between Muscatlno and
Ottumwa , the Kansas City cutoff ,
shortening the Chicago-Kansas City
line by 40 miles. A Milwaukee firm
was awarded the remainder of the
Snow Sheds Go Up In Smoke.
Truckee , Gal. , Aug. 22. Three thou
sand feet of snow sheds were burned
at Lake View yesterday. Last night
400 workmen began clearing the debris
and laying new ties and rails. They
will have the track fully repaired by
10 a. m. The forest fires , which started
on cither side of the burning sheds ,
are under control.
Captain William Gogan , a well
known politician , died at Mitchell , S.
D. , Wednesday.
Five persons were killed and six
hurt in n collision on the Alton road
at Prentice , Ills. , Wednesday.
Miss Anna Morgan's guide in her re
cent hunting trip In Colorado , says she
is a bad shot and worse cook ?
In a fight at Flerre , a raining camp
In Grant county , New Mexico , three
men were stabbed , two fatally.
The German ship Asturlc was
wrecked on Somallland coast and
goods worth $600,000 carried off by na
Christian Science will be barred In
Indiana If a test suit in the supreme
court upholds the recent law against
Potatoes took a Jump of 25 cents a
sack Wednesday at Chicago , reaching
$1,firstname.lastname@example.org. This Is an advance of 40
cents a sack in two days.
At Newport Wednesday W. A
Larncd won iho national lawn tennla
championship tournament , defeating
Beals C. Wright , 6-2 , 6-8 , C-4 , G-4.
The war department is to stop the
sale of Philippine children in Min
danao and Jolo. The officials arc great
ly perplexed by the slavery problem ,
Luke Hough , a negro , was hanged
near Wnresboro , N. C. , Wednesday by
a crowd of enraged citizens. HI a
crime was criminally assaulting Miss
The stage on the Ager-Klamath
Falls route was held up by highway
men ten miles east of Agcr , Cal. , Wed
nesday. They secured the Wells-Fargo
Express treasure box and the Umted
Severe Storm Levels New Town
HURRICANE HITS ANfDARKO.
Every Building In the Place Demol
ished and All Tents Laid Low Two
Lives Are Lost and a Number of
El Reno , O. T. , Aug. 22. A special
to the American from Anadarko says :
A heavy wind and rain atorm swept
through the town about 8 o'clock p.
in. All the larger buildings In course
of construction wore blown down , and
a large number of tents and small
houses. Two persons were killed and
many injured. The full extent of the
damage will not bo known until day
The dead are : John Antono , recent
ly of Lamar county Texas ; N. P. To vis ,
recently of Weatherford , Tox.
Antone was struck by a heavy tim
ber from the postolllcc building as It
collapsed. Tovls was In n tent near a
saloon building just erected , which
was torn to pieces by the wind. All
the buildings and tents In the new
town were destroyed.
NO CHANGE IN BIG STRIKE.
Day Brings No Developments or Gains
for Either Side.
Pittsburg , Aug. 22. The steel strike
situation underwent no change yester
day. There was no extension of the
strike and the steel managers did not
attempt to start any more mills. Late
In the day the tires were lighted In the
Dommlor tin plate works at MeKoes-
port , but the machinery was not start
ed and no attempt was made to operate
it. It Is believed , however , that the
move Is preliminary to a start with
nonunion men. The managers have
been preparing for several days to re
open a number of their properties and
it is thought they have decided to net
at once. The Monesscn plant is mov
ing ahead uninterruptedly with full
crews and their Crescent works at
Cleveland has about half the machines
In operation. There has been no breal *
in the Carnegie group , nnd the millE
that have been started with nonunion
men since the strike began are going
ahead with about the same force ol
President Shaffer was at the office
of the Amalgamated association all
day and spent most of the time con
ferring with delegations of strikers ,
According to the strike leaders only
20 men , formerly members of the
Amalgamated association , have gone
to work in mills now being operated
partly or In full with nonunion men.
The steel managers place the number
of desertions at a bigger figure.
President Shaffer said that ho has
well defined plans to bring the great
strike to a close. This is to be done
by bringing about such a crisis in the
differences between the steel corpor
ation and the Amalgamated associa
tion as will force a settlement. Just
how all this is to be accomplished is a
mystery , but it will not bo by arbitra
tion or litigation. In answer to ques
tions about the numerous stories going
the rounds of mediation or arbitration ,
Mr. Shaffer dismissed all by saying-
"We have not heard from the other
side. We have not placed anything
before them and I know of nobody act
ing for either side or on any side. "
Japs File a Protest.
Washington , Aug. 22. Mr. Tnkahlra ,
the Japanese minister , has received a
copy of resolutions recently adopted
at a mass meeting of the Japanese resi
dents of Honolulu , protesting against
the alleged action of Dr. L. E. Gofer ,
United Sta'tes quarantine officer at
that port , Ir subjecting Mr. S. Okabe ,
the Japanese vice consul at Honolulu ,
nnd his wli 3 to a physical examina
tion upon their arrival there on July
25. The communication from Honolulu
lulu asked that the matter bo brougb'
to the attention of President McKln-
ley and congress.
Sheriff Protects Bookmakers.
St. Louis , Aug. 22. Riot guns , a
posse of constables with warrants Is
sued In St. Ferdinand township , and
Sheriff E. C. Heneken of St. Louis
county , played Important parts in UIP
local racing situation yesterday. An
attempt on the part of a posse of con
stables to serve warrants on the man
agement of the Delmar track and the
bookmakers doing business thereon
was frustrated by Sheriff Heneken and
his deputies , who stood off the posse
with riot guns.
Torn to Pieces by Bear.
Pheonix , A. T. , Aug. 22. The re
mains of John McCarty , fish and game
commissioner of Arizona , who has
been missing for some time , wore
found in the Mogollan mountains ,
near Flagstaff , yesterday by a searchIng -
Ing party. Ho had been literally torn
to pieces by a bear , presumably that
he had tried to kill. McCarty was a
prominent Arlzonian , corning to this
territory 20 years ago from Missouri.
Miller and Farmer Killed.
Parkersburg , W. Va. , Aug. 22. In an
explosion , presumably by dynamite be
ing placed In the grist nt the mill at
Big Springs. George Richards , the
miller , and Jake Knight , a farmer ,
were killed nnd two others seriously
Injured. The mill was demolished.
Business Buildings at Elma.
Elma , la. , Aug. 22. Flro yesterday
destroyed a block of business houses
hero , entailing a loss of $75,000. The
fire started in a restaurant , and , with
no flro protection , the town was at the
mercy of the dames , No casualties are
DENVER WELCOMES LAWYERS.
Large Attendance at the Natloncl
Denver , Aug. 22. The American.
Bar association opened its 21th annual
meeting at the Tabor Grand opera
house yesterday , with a very largo at
tendance of members and spectators.
General Charles F. Manderson of Ne
braska , president of the association
last year , Introduced President Wet-
more of New York. Welcoming ad
dresses were then made by Platt Rog
ers for the Colorado Bar association
nnd Hugh Butler for the Denver Bar
association. A brief response was
made by President Wctmore , after
which ho delivered his annual address.
Secretary John Illnkley announced
that the executive council had ap
proved the applications of 1G4 new
members , representing 21 states nnd
territories. Of these G4 arc from Cole
rado. They were declared mernbeis
of the association.
Yesterday afternoon the annual
meeting of the American Law schools
was held. Seventeen schools were
represented. These officers wo.-c elect
ed for the coming year : President ,
Henry McLain , Iowa ; secretary-treas
urer , E. W. Huff cut , New York ; mem
bers of the executive committee , Si
meon Baldwin , Connecticut ; W. H.
Rogers , Indiana ; W. S. Curtis , Mis
Baseball Results Yesterday.
National League Philadelphia , G ;
Brooklyn , 2. St. Louis , 4 ; Plttsburg , \
3. Boston , 5 ; New York , 2. Clncln- r
nntl , 1 ; Chicago , 9. American League
Philadelphia , 8-7 ; Cleveland , 7-3.
Boston , S ; Milwaukee , 5. Baltimore ,
0 ; Detroit , 9. Washington , 8 ; Chicago ,
0. Western League Denver , 5 ; Oma
ha , 0. Kansas City , 5 ; Minneapolis , 2.
Colorado Springs , 10 ; DCS Moines , 10.
St. Joseph , 2 ; St. Paul , 3.
Onward Silver Outspeeds Eleata.
Readville , Mass. , Aug. 22. Eleata ,
the M. and M. winner , trotted the second
end heat in the race for the Massachu
setts stake , worth $10,000 , at the Grand
circuit meeting yesterday In 2:09 , low
ering the stake record by one-half sec
ond. In the next heat Onward Silver
strode over the mile In 2:08. : Onward
Silver took the last three heats and
Vessel Sinks , Fifteen Drowned.
Brest , Aug. 22. A vessel carrying
passengers between Pleublian and
Plougrescant capsized at Treguler , 15
persons being drowned , Including the
family of Anatolo Lcbraz. the novelist.
Killed by Falling Brick Kiln.
Calhoun , Neb. , Aug. 22. Some time
last night Ira F. Gilbert was instantly
killed by the end of a brick kiln falling
on him. He had just started to burn
the kiln. Jy
The Coxnncks of the Don.
The Don Cossacks are the tliiest lookIng -
Ing race of men ever seen. Kingly In
their can-Inge , tall and slender , lithe
nnd graceful , their untamed spirit visi
ble In every motion , their bearing is
that of an tmcoiiquored people. Used
ns a living barrier against the Tartar
Invasions of Russia , they were never
conquered. Living In what they call
camps , each with his horse nnd gun ,
they are always ready to move in re
sponse to the emperor's call.
Their costume is a long , tight fitting
coat reaching to the knee , having loose
sleeves and n small , standing collar
and with a row of ammunition pockets
across the breast The colored belt
which encircles the Cossack's slender
wnlst bristles with ornamented knives ,
daggers and pistols. Soft , high boots
without heels nnd a great lamb's wool
cap. with a little touch of color for
the soft crown , nnd then the burka or
long cape of hairy felt which they scein
to wear In all sorts of weather com
plete the costume. These burkas ap
pear to be worn on the theory that
what keeps out the cold keeps out the
bent. Anyway , these long black or
white garments protect horse nnd rider
equally from the rain and cold. Self
No other nnima ? has been more modi-
fled by civilization nnd none reverts
more qulck.y to the original wild type
than the bog. Three generations of
running wild suffice to turn the smooth ,
round , short snouted razorback or
hazel splitter , thin , lank , leggy , lop-
eared , sharp snouted un Ishmael in
bristles , running like a deer , if running
be possible , fighting as only a wild hog
can fight when battle Is Imperative.
The tusks , which have been half obllt-
crated in the process of civilization ,
get back size and strength. At a year
old they are formidable , nt 2 , murdo'--
ous ; nt 3 or f > , more deadly than n
sword. They afford a certain ludo *
of age up to 0 years , but are commonly -
ly broken ID tights long before that
time. Wild boars are very 111 temper
ed and. when worsted In lighting , often
revenge tlumselves by ripping the
bark from trees as high as they can
Wonderfnl Stone * .
The brain of the tortoise was suppos
ed to contain a wonderful stone which
was efficacious in extinguishing flro
and when placed under the tongue
would produce prophetic Inspiration.
Another stone possessing the latter
property was to be found In the eye of
the hyena. The head of the cat , how
ever , was thought to contain what ,
would undoubtedly have boon the most ?
wonderful nnd most desirable treasure
of all could It have only had a real Instead -
stead of nn Imaginary existence , for
that man who was so fortunate as to
possess this precious stone would have
nil bis wishes granted. Chambers'
A little girl read a composition be
fore the minister. The subject was "A
Cow. " She wove In this complimenta " *
ry sentence : "A cow is tlio most useful -
ful animal in the world , except ro-
liglon. " Leslie's Weekly.