Newspaper Page Text
1) KM OCR ATS
HIVE IN (lllCAHO TO AT- 1) (HM' KHKM 'E. »i,lllc Democratic Watlonnl lU(ee National Convention Next w 111 Be Co#»We«l. .(ly J, The leaders of ,,, ritic silver forces in the si ims are beginning to gather ,, n to their meeting which !,, !,! in the Sherman house in i morrow under the auspices i: i, talli- DenuH-ratic national ... The meeting is not to be u.mI a character as has been I it will be composed in a wre of representatives of the oinmittee, which was or :n Washington Inst August, iv will also be present, other silver Democrats to whom in !i ive been especially exteud- n :tig to-morrow, meetings b.ibiy be held daily until the u i.f the convention, and pos [i lie convention continues, if I i ra to be occasion for them. il purpose of the meetings se a supervisory cure over of the silver cause iu the i' convention. i rence was first decided i'lontlis ago, when the sil were not so sure of being rr»l the convention as they nd when they considered it it it would bo necessary in on of their interests to keep ii n the proceedings of the na ••"xratic committee. It was important at that time that people should have such a miilerstiinding that there .* no doubtful moves made in .Miiion or elsewhere. Now -s to feel so sure of their it they do not longer feel the y ir such caution. Among tcis to which they do propose iti. :r attention are the contests s a the convention made by ii uid the selection of a teni h.nrnian of the convention and iter, to the preparation of a ii iikI, if necessary, the selec 11 i-i ida I i». Towles of Missouri, who Mtv of the National Bimetallic U!- committee, was among iv tls to-day. In conversation lie i'robal)ly the tirst work of itee would be the appoint -ubconimittee to confer w 11h 11 il Democratic committee vv of securing harmonious in ',e convention. inittee," said Maj. Towles, i- the bimetallic organiza i•'s lone much of the work 1 i- resulted in securing a ma silver in the convention, ami make sure that the cause i in the convention. Wliat 1 •cdilections of the national 1 suppose they will show option to deprive the silver ma it 'lie convention of its right to Ii" temporary chairman and to i' other rights belonging to the y, 1 nit if such a disposition !e manifested it would be ro und the silver men would nil fiiy name a candidate of their presiding officer. Further diey would elect him. To pre ii' ti a clash as this or a clash ny other point it. will be neees nt our organization should have let standing with the national ttee/» Work I for Teller .Inly 1. Senators Dubois ln and IVttigrew of South Da vlio were among the delegates Hiked out of the Republican con •ecause of the adoption of a 'indard plank, reached the city as did Congressman Shafroth ''ado. They are supposed to be the purpose of promoting Sen a's interests iu the Deinocrat 'nitiI convention, thougii they do ly avow that such is their pur ^enator Dubois declined to say ilia ii that he was hopeful that iiiocrats would nominate a man 'sident upon wlumi the silver whether Democratic, Uepublic- I'opulistic. could eouibiue. and his election. '"oiler Kekels reached the city to- !|iu the tirst prominent, opponent silver idea who will attempt to the approaching Democratic 'i'Ui, to reach the city. Mr. Vs that he does not consider I'l cause as lost by any means, ''•'and boom is the first of the •'1 booms to arrive, and it can said to be here yet. Mr. G. ••'ii. secretary of the St. Louis executive comniittee, came in as line agent of the loom to-day up vvhat are to be the li"ad«|uartei's at the Auditorium ^lr. Allen counts contidently ttland being the leading can liom the opening of the con* 1 He places the strength of •didate on the tirst ballot at not 'ban 200 votes, and says it may high as 275. tnutlicr FlllbuMterer. Inly l. The Standard says "ight that a Cuban filibuster tine, F. je. Cassen, (!apt. F. A. ''oinmanc'lng. left this port last s'iecesNfuily eluding the govern- autliorities, and is now safe on Wage, 'fhe Cassen's cargo is include 90 nieu, 2,li()0 stands of 1 Catling guns. 1,000,000 rounds Munition and a large supply of °lls- Four whale boats fully are believed to have put off the Quincy shore to meet the during tt»e night. WHARF COI.l.APSfc:! Four floyn l)rowrtd anl rirteen Otli or Person* Injured Boston, .July 1. Four Jrowned and thirteen -1 urt. to-day by the en ion s vvharf at Castle Island Landiug, south Boston. The citizens were cele jrating Farrngut. day, and a large 3row, Will Hold a Meeting hi. the Quentlon of Selec Temporary Chairman of ,w"s loys were pet'SOIlS were collapse of Shi',1- on t!l(1 wharf, attracted by the otter of free passage to the island, the boat. Klla was about to make fast it the island wharf when the hundred 31 more on the small landing surged .o the outer side. Immediately that iide went down into eight, feet of water and completely turned over, hrowing seventy-live or eighty persons into the water. Many of the crowd were women ami children. The wild est excitement prevailed but uiek work y rescuers as well as the poli. *hore served to quiet, the crowd Dead--.lames .1. Washburn. 11 aid James F. Cole, .John A IM Lawn-nee McDowell, Hi yens i -eary, Injured Harry Sampson, Lillian Dully, John Cahill, Nora Flaherty, Anne Duffy, harles I'erry, John Col lins. John Brodie, Kdward A. Fasgiu, Lewis Flynn, Thomas Gillis, David Murphy, Joseph Murphy. If« DISPUTED TKKRITORY Drltlsh Statement In Reward to tile Arrest Harrison Washington, July 1. The British embassy has received from the for eign office a report concerning the ar rest of Surveyor Harrison on the banks of the Cuyiuii river in Venezuela. The claim of the Venezuelans that the ar rest was made on the west bank of the river is acknowledged, though it is denied at the embassy that the laud at this point is within Venezuelan ter ritory, according to the provisional line which both governments have hereto fore acknowledged. It is stated at the embassy that, ihe Cuyuni river is the provisional line only west of the mouth of the Aearabisi creek. The arrest took place on the left bank of the creek and upon the territory which is claimed to be within the provisional line. It was also far within the Sehom burg line. The A herd 'en line follows the creek- for some distance and its general route is now the provisional Hue. A U.VM A»»IC OK 111.1.IO W The Uncurbed .Miaaouri Expected to Raise Havoc in Clay County Vermillion, S. D„ July 1. The Mis souri river at this point threatens to raise havoc with bottom lands. At present the main channel runs near the Nebraska blurt's, about four miles from the city. During the flood of 1MM1 the river cut across the lottoms on the southwest and formed a "dug-out" sev eral miles long, the nearest point be ing about three miles from this place. Near this point is a deep ravine run ning into the Vermillion river about, half a mile west ot this city The head of the ravine is now separated from the dug out by only a few yards. The high water of the Missouri has divert ed the main channel into the dugout and the water is cutting continually toward the ravine. Fnless the water recedes soon the river will cut its way through to the Vermillion and dam ages footing up into the millions will ensue. Another Effort for Kent Bismarck, N. D.. July 1.-Attorney III Id re th of Fargo has filed his petition for a rehearing of the Kent, murder ease before the supreme court. The tirst point raised is that the Defendant, Kent, was not present when the mo tion for a new trial was made. The second proj»osition is in regard to in dorsement of the names of the wit nesses on the information. The third proposition relates to the claim of privilege by Kent on the stand when undergoing cross-examination. This point is discussed at great length, and Mr. Ilildreth relies in this particular on the decision of Chief Justice Mar shall in the trial of Aaron Burr for treason. The fourth and last proposi tion upon which the rehearing is asked is iu the matter of the trial judge's charge to the jury. It is urged that the supreme court examine this thorough ly. In the hitter part of the jietition Mr. Hildreth calls the attention of the supreme court to its language iu the opinion. He thinks that it is unneces sary and asked the court to reconsider the same. jM'KlXLEV IS TUL1) that he has HKCEIVEI) the nom- fNATION FOit rUEblDENT. Tin- Committee on ttotlftcation Per forms lln Duties at Canton— t'hnIr inuii Tlmr*ion Muk.cn the Notllleu- 1 Not So GuUclen* Missoula, Mont., July 1. Edna Gardner, who says she is Mrs. Dillard, who has furnished excitement, at and boy's more i the jail since her arrest in clotlies has now contributed trouble. The sheriff's ottieers made the discovery that she had attempted sui cide by eating glass. She Inn lowed many privileges since resumed petticoats, and lias ghadv courtyard for a promenade. It i is supposed that during her afternoon walks she picked up the glass, which she pulverized, and some of which she swallowed. She has shown herself very expert in the manipulation ot the lock on her door at the jail and she has been watched closely. acts like an experienced despite her apparent youth. been al she has had the She now criminal, Germunti Honor JL1. Eessen, .Inly 1— A statue of Li Hung Cluing was unveiled to-day at the Villa Huegel belonging to Hcit Krupp, who made a speech, dwelling upon the cordial relations existing between ,er many and China. U Hung Chang af terward inspected the gioat gun fac tory and Other buildings of the famous Essen works. picnicker* Drowned. Tekamah. Neb.. July 1. TP*sie Kelso and Sadie Reese and John Samson, part of a picnic party wen drowned in the Missouri here to-day. The boat they occupied was swamied. But one member of the party was saved he clinging to the boat, 1 heir bodls were «wePt away by the strong current. Hon .Speech unil Muj McKinley Lurwe Crowd lit I'resent. Canton, Ohio, July 1. —Th notifica tion committee reached here at 11:4 Judges (}. K, Baldwin, William It. Day and Henry A. Wise were at the depot to meet the parry with decorated tally hos and carriages, The parade was or ganized. the (in ml Army band and the citizens' troop of cavalry leading tin1 hides occupied by the guests. Citi 55ei fell in behind ".ml an enormous ciowd quickly gathered about the Mc I'iuley home. The crowd was enor mous and the cheering was incessant. Maj. McKinley was cheered again and again when he appeared. The cere monies occurred on the lawu ill front of Mr. McKinicy's house Formally Siotltletl Chairman Thurstou addressed Maj. Mc Kinley an follows: Gov. McKinley: We iro here to perform the pl^assint duty assigned 'is by th publie-aii national convention, recently as sembled in St. Louis, that, of formally no tifying you of your nomination as tlie can didate of the Republican party for presi dent of the United States We respectfully reiuest. your acceptance of this nomination and your approval of the declaration of principles adopted by the convention. W* assure you that you are the unani mous choice of a united party, and your candidacy will be immedi.i!ely accepted by the '-omiiry as an absolute guaranty of i Republican success. Your nomination lias I been made iu obedience to a popular de mand, whose universality and spontaneity attest the affection and confidence of the plain people of the United States. By com mon consent you are their champion. Their I mighty uprising in your behalf emphasizes their conversion to the cardinal principles of protection and reciprocity as best ex- empllfled in that, splendid congressional act, Whfch jUH'ly bears your name Under it this nation advanced to the very culmina tion of a prosperity far surpassing that of all other peoples aud all other times a prosperity shared in by all sections, all interests, and all classes by capital and labor by producer and consumer a pros perity so happily iu harmony with the ge ulus of popular government that its choicest blessings were moat widely dis tributed among the lowliest toilers and the humblest homes. In 181 2, your country, unmindful of your solemn warnings, returned that, party to power which reiterated its everlasting op position to a protective tariff and demanded the repeal of the McKinley act They sowed the wind They reaped the whirl wind. The sufferings an! losses and dis I asters to the Americau people from four I years of Democratic tariff are vastly i greater than those which came to them from fon." years of civil war. Out of it I all one reat good remains. Those who scorned your counsels speedily witnessed the fulfillment of your prophe i«*s, and even as the scourged aud repentant, Israel ites abjured their stupid idols and re sumed un«|uestioning allegianeei to Moses and Moses' Jod. so now your countrymen, shamed of their errors, turn to you aud to those glorious principles for which you stand, in the full belief that your eiindidacy and the Kep,i*li',lIJ platform mean that the end of the wilderness has :ome aiKT the promised land of American prosperity is again to them an insured inheritance. 1 But your nomination means more than the endorsement of a protective tariff of reciprocity, of sound money aud of honest finance, for all of which you have so stead i fastly stood. It means an endorsement of I your heroic youth your fruitful years of arduous public service your sterling pa triotism your stalwart Americanism your Christian character, and the purity, fidelity and simplicity of your private life In all these things you are the typical American for all these tilings you are the chosen leader of the people. God give you strength to bftar the honors and meet, the duties of that, great office for which you are now nominated and to which you will be elected that your administration will enhance the I dignity and power and glory of this repub lic and secure the safety, welfare and hap piness of its liberty-loving people. McKinley Replies Aft Mr. McKinley stepped forward to re ply he was given au ovation When the cheering ceased he spoke as follows: Senator Thurston aud Gentlemen of the Notification Committee of the Republican National Convention To be selected their presidential candidate, by a great party convention representing so vast, a number of people of the Initcl States Is a most distinguished honor for which I would not conceal my high appreciation, although deeply sensible of the great responsibilities of the trust, and my inability to bear tliein with out the generous and constant, support of my fellow-countrymen. Great as is the honor conferred, equally arduous and im portamt is the duty imposed, and in eeptlng the one I assume the other, relying upon the patriotic devotion of the people n_ i -A A# rkiir Piuin to the best interests of our beloved coun try, and the sustaining care and aid of Him without whose support all we do is empty and vain. Should the people ratify the choice of the great convention for which you speak, my only aim will be to pro mote the public good, which in America is always th* good of the greatest number the honor of our country, and the welfare of the people. The questions to be settled In the national contest this vear are as serious and im portant as any of the great governmental problems that have confronted us in the past quarter of a century They comman our sober judgment and a settlement fre. from partisan prejudice and passion, beat: flclal to ourselves and befitting the honor and grandeur of the republic. They tour every interest of our common country Our Industrial supremacy, our productive capacity, our business and commercial pros perity. our labor and its rewards, our n tional credit and currency, our proud finan clal honesty and our splendid free citizen #hlp—the birthright of every man-are all tovolved in the pending campaign, and thus every home In the land is directly and intimately connected with their proper set tlement. Great are the issues Involved in the coming election and eager acid earnest the people for the rights and determina tion. Our domestic trade must be won lack and our Idle workmen employed ip gainful occupations at American wages. Our home market must be restored to its prpud. ranjt ot first ift tke Ttortd* aad our adverse national legislation, reopened on fair and equitable terms for our surplus agricultural and manufacturing products. Protection and reciprocity, twin measures of a true American policy, should again command the earnest encouragement of the government at Washington. Public confi dence must be resumed, and the skill, the energy and the capital of our country find ample employment at home, sustained, en couraged and defended against the un equal competition and serious disadvant ages with which they are now contending. The government of the United States must raise enough money to meet both its cur rent expenses and increasing needs. Its revenues should be so raised as to pro tect the materia! interests of our people In the executive and legislative branches of our government. The national credit, which has thus far fortunately resisted ev ery assault upon It, must and will be up held and strengthened. If sufficient reve nues are provided for the support of the government there will bo un necessity for borrowing money and increasing the public debt. The complaint, of the people Is not against the administration for borrowiug monvy and Issuing iHtnds to preserve the credit of the country, but against the ruinous policy which has made this necessary. It is but un incident, and a necessary one. to the policy which has been inaugurated. The inevitable effect of such a policy Is seen in the deficiency of the United States treas ury, except, as It is replenished by loans and in the distress of the people who are suffering because of the scant demand for either their lalmr or the product of tlivir labor Here is the fundamental trouble, the remedy for which is Republican oppor tunity and duty During all the years of Republican control following resumption, ther*. was a steady reduction of the public debt, while the gold reserve was sacredly maintained, and our 'urreucy and credit preserved without: depreciation, taint or sus picion. If we would r«»stoiv this policy, that brought us unexampled prosperity for more than thirty years, under the most trying conditions ever kuowu in t.his coun try, the policy by which we made aud bought more goods at home, and'sold more abroad, the trafc» balance would be quickly turned in our favor and gold would come to us and not go from us iu the settlement of such balances in the future. The pacfy that supplied by legislation the vast revenues for thM conduct of our great est war, and promptly restored the credit the country at its close, and that from abundant, revenues paid a large share the debt hieurrrod in this war, and that sumed specie payments and placed our paper currency upon a sound and enduring basis, can be safeiy trusted to preserve both our credit and currren.?y with honor, (ability and inviolability. The honor ot our government is as sacred as our flag, nd we can be relied upou to guard It witli same sleepless vigilence. We hold its safety above party fealty and have often demonstrated that, party ties avail nothing when the spotless credit of our country threatened The money of the United States and every kind of form of it, wibeth of paper, silver or gold, must bo ad good as The Best in the World. It must not. only be current at its full face value at home, but it must be counted liar in any and every commercial center of the globe. The sagacious ami far-seeing policy of the great men who founded our government the teachings and acts of the wise financier at, every stage in our his tory the steadfast faith and splendid achievements of the great party to which we belong, wild the genius aud integrity of our people have always demanded this, aui will ever maintain It. The dollar paid to the farmer, the wage earner and the pen sioner, must continue forever equal in pur haslug and debt-paying power to the dollar paid to any government creditor. The con est this year will not be waged ou lines theories and speculation, but in the ight of severe practical experience and new and dearly acquited kuowledge. The great body of our citizens know what they wani, and that they Intend to have. They know for what the Republican party stands, aud what its future return to power means them. They realize that the It'pub ican party believes that our work should done at home and not abroad, and everywhere proclaim their devotion to the jrinciples of a protective tariff, which, while supplying adequate revenues for the gov rnuient will restore Americau production, and serve the best industries of American ibor and development. Our appeal, there fore, is not to a false philosophy or vain theories, but to the masses of the Amer can people, the plain, practical people, whom Lincoln loved and trusted, and whom the Republienn party has always faithfully striven to serve. The platform adopted by the Republican national convention has received my care ful consideration and has my approval. It matter of gratification to me, as I am sure it must be to you anil Republicans everywhere, and to all our peole that ex pression of its declaration of principles are direct, clear and emphatic. They are too plain aud positive to leave any chance for doubt or question a« to their purport and meaning. But you will not expect me to discuss Its provisions at length, or in any detail at this time. It will, however, be my duty and pleasure at some future time, to make to you, and through you to the great party you represent, fl more formal acceptance of the nomination tendered me. No one could be more profoundly grateful than I for the manifestations of public onfidenee of which you have so eloquently spoken. It shall be my aim to attest this appreciation by an unsparing devotion to what I esteem the best interests of the people, and in this work I ask the counsel and support of you gentlemen and of every other friend of the country. The generous expressions with which you, sir, convey the official notice of the nomi nation. are liighlv appreciated and as fully reciprocated, and I thank you and your Associates of the notification committee and the great party and convention at whose Instance you come for the liluh and excep tional distinction bestowed upon me. Five Drowned Sharon. Mass.. July l.—To-day four choir boys and the choir master of St. John's Episcopal church of Charles town were drowned in Lake1 Mattapan. The dead are Choirmaster Fred F. Brackett. 12 years Thomas Parker. 11 Harry Laker, 12 William Watkins, 12 Itenjamin (libbs, 12. They were members of a party from St. John's fliurch. who arrived here this morning to camp until Saturday. Ignorance iiuned n Death. Little Falls, Minn., July 1.--Adolpli Molde. fifteen years of age, was acci dentally shot by a boy named Irvin Golem, aged nine. Ignorance of the use of firearms caused the accident. One Taken, the Other Left. Arlington, Minn., uly 1.—The nine yea r-ohl son of Henry Risehmiller, a prominent farmer living three miles Jfrom here, was killed by lightning. A. companion was not butt. ALL 110rE IS GONE ALL THE MEN IN THK PITTKTON SHAFT UNDOUBTEDLY DEAD. The Mine. 1* l*IIHi»«r With Wnter From Two River*, and It I» Al most Ortalfi That If Any of the Men INcapod Bel nit Crashed to Den th They Have Since Then Iteea Ii-«tvrued Wilkesbarre, Pa., .Tuly 1.—It is al most a settled fact that of the small irmv of men which entered the ill fated Twin shaft at IMt.tston uot one (turvived. Not only is every approach to their dark tomb barricaded by enormous masses of rock and debris, hut it is known that in the mine there is a large quantity of water which is increasing in volume every minute. Thus the chances of nx-overini their bodies are more remote than ever. Prominent officials say that weeks or months may be consumed in clearing sway the fallen coal in order to reach the bodies of the victims. A mine superintendent of thirty-tive years' ex perience thinks the unfortunate men (have met the same fate that befell the twenty-six miners who perished in No. 1 slope of the Susquehanna Coal com rany in December, lSSo. These men were caught in a "rush" if culm and water from the surface. Their bodies were buried under a mountain of coal refuse. Three hun dred men labored for more than two weeks to rescue them but the more lebris they took out the more rushed in from the surface opening. As the task was a hopeless one it. was finally abandoned and the portion of the mine where the men died was closed up. The supposition that there is water in the Twin shafts is well founded. Both the Lackawanna and Susquehan la rivers run in close proximity to the •shaft. From the surface to the jMiint where the rock begins there is at least. i river wash to the depth of fourteen feet. From this point down to the bottom or the level where the men are .here was previous to the fall 2S0 teet. )f rock. So long as this remained in tact there was perhaps more leakage :hrough the crevices in the mine than in mines which were not so close to large bodies of water. When the tall jeeurred the 2S0 feet, of rock mentioned mist have been shattered, allowing the water to pour into the mine in largo luantities until the open space below was lilled. The natural consequence if this is that if the men did not lose their lives under the mass of rock they fust have died by drowning. If this he the case it will be impossible to' re move the bodies front the mine. The story will be a repetition oi the Nauti ^oke disaster. The %utloiiHll*t«, Minneapolis, July l.--Fx-(Jov. John P. St. John of-Kansas is in Minneapo lis to-day looking after the interests of the National party. He says that his party has t^ken at least half the strength of the old Prohibition party, from which it divided at Pittsburg on account of the silver issue. The funda mental planks of the new party are silver and prohibition. The governor says that one question of the hour which demands immediate solution is the tinancial question, and the Nation al party stands ready to make any con cessions that may be necessary for the union and the triumph of the tree sil ver forces. South Dakota Examination*. Washington. July 1. The United States civil service commission will hold an examination on July 22 at Ab erdeen. Huron, Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton, S. I). It is to till a va cancy in the position of farmer at the I'hevenne river agency, at a salary of $•55 per month, and to establish a regis ter of eligibles from which selections may be made for filling any other va cancy in this position at any of the In dian agencies in South Dakota. The subjects of the examination are pen manship, orthography, industrial eco nomics, accounts and practical farm ing. A Practical Joke. Havana, July 1. The story pub lished in the United States as having een told by Collector Uyan of Virginia a meeting he had with Antonio Maceo in Havana is much ridiculod 'lore. It develops that Mr. Uyan w.'lft the subject of a practical joke. A cer ain resident Cuban rigged up a negro Mgartnaker as a counterfeit present ment of th5 famous rebel chief and then arranged a mysterious midnight meeting for Mr. llyau. The proprietor the hotel where Mr. Uyan stopped while in Havana says that the latter lever left the city during his sojourn. Dinappolnted Miner* Return. Port Townsend, Wash., July 1.—The schooner Norma, from lvodiak. arrived last night, with thirty-tive stranded miners aboard, who pronounced Cooli'8 Inlet mining boom a lizzie. Over .'*50 miners are nt the inlet stranded, un able to obtain employment, aud the supplies are going ri pidly. Eiiiliey.sf.leinen Charged. Chicago. July 1.—William L. Pierce, real estate dealer, and formerly pres ident of the real estate board, was ar rested to-day charged with conspiracy to defraud and embezzlement, to the extent of $12,000. The complainant is (Jeorge Fisher, a former partner of Pierce. The Xew Indian School!. Chamberlain, S. D., July 1. A rep resentative of the interior department will arrive to select the ground for the government. Indian school here. The sum of $50,000 is appropriated for schools at Rapid City and here, half to eacb.